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Salva Kiir dots the 'i's for the Ethiopian prime minister
The South-Sudanese president Salva Kiir wrote to the Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn on 6 December (see document) to express his displeasure at the holding of a meeting in Abidjan on 29 November to prepare for a forum to relaunch the peace process. Salva Kiir was dismayed that ...
Boortmalt toasts a lucrative future in Addis
Although Malteurop, a subsidiary of world's largest malt producer Vivescia, may be the most well-established cereal cooperative in Ethiopia, on 24 November Boortmalt, a subsidiary of the French firm Axereal, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ethiopian Investment Commission ...
Multicultural Association celebrates cultural diversity at International Dessert Night
Roman Merga led a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony as part of the dessert night, during which she roasted Ethiopian-grown Arabica beans, ground them, and boiled them slowly in a clay coffee pot to produce a stronger and thicker coffee than the beverage Canadians are used to.
156 Eritrea-Based Rebels Surrender - Ethiopian Government
Rebels-surrender-Ethiopia December 14, 2017 - 156 members of rebel groups who have been sheltered in Eritrea surrendered to Ethiopian security officials, according to Fana BC. They were members of Ginbot-7, Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), Amhara People's Democratic Movement (APDM) and ...
Exhibition gives fillip to Made in Qatar initiative
Embassies of France, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, India, Iran, Pakistan, Ukraine, Turkey, Tunisia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kenya and Ethiopia are among those who have stalls at the exhibition. Some of these participants have said they are looking forward to having their own independent outlets in the ...
UN warns of cost if South Sudan stymies 'last chance' peace plan
The UN Security Council warned Thursday of “cost and consequences” for any side in South Sudan that blocks a new regional peace initiative set to open next week in Ethiopia. In a unanimous statement, the council said a high-level forum organized by the IGAD East African group “is a unique window ...
As Violence Flares in Ethiopia, Internet Goes Dark
Unlike most nations, which have multiple internet service providers (ISPs), Ethiopia's sole ISP, Ethio Telecom, has almost full control over internet access in the country. To block traffic to and from certain websites, or even shut down access altogether, the government needs only to coordinate with Ethio ...
South Africa's PPC resigned to remaining single
The new plants in the DRC and Ethiopia will be fully commissioned during the second half of the current financial year, while the Slurry Kiln 9 project will be commissioned in the first half of 2018. “PPC has brought on new production from their African operations that will fundamentally place PPC in a ...
Ethiopia says 156 terrorists surrender in past 4 months
ADDIS ABABA, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- The Ethiopian government on Thursday said some 156 terrorists have surrendered to Ethiopian security officials in the past four months. The surrenders are said to be members of various outlawed groups such as Ginbot-7, Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), Amhara ...
Turkey, Oman vulnerable if central banks hike rates too steeply, says S&P
According to S&P, the emerging market sovereigns most at risk from faster-than-expected monetary tightening are, in descending order: Venezuela, Bahamas, Mozambique, Montenegro, Turkey, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Kenya, Oman and Sri Lanka. Among the large emerging markets, Turkey appears the ...
Former US official says Ethiopia needs all-party conference before country collapses
“Ethiopia's TPLF leadership should seriously consider requesting US Government mediation to organize a conference among all parties that will produce new democratic dispensation – before law and order collapse completely,” reads the tweet by Cohen on Tuesday. In an interview with ESAT last year, ...
Two Ethiopians in prostitution; 3 Indians arrested trading with liquor
KUWAIT CITY, Dec 14: Officers from the Criminal Investigation Department arrested two Ethiopian women for engaging in prostitution in exchange for KD50. Acting on a tip-off, the officers verified the information and arrested the suspects in an entrapment. During interrogation, the two Ethiopian women ...
Ethiopia U17 women hit Benin City for Nigeria clash
Ahead of Saturday's clash, the Ethiopia U17 women have arrived in Benin City for the first round, the second leg of the U17 Women's World Cup on Thursday. The Ethiopian delegation made of 18 players and four officials led by coach Selam Zeray will land in Abuja on Thursday morning before later ...
South Sudan is getting closer to becoming free from Guinea-worm disease
By the end of November 2017, only 26 cases have been reported from two countries namely Chad and Ethiopia. Although insecurity and the emergence of Guinea worm disease in animals are the challenges facing the eradication of the disease, globally, the disease stands on the brink of eradication ...
Economic dynamism boosts East Africa's growth despite harsh political climate
According to the report, the biggest contributor to the expansion of East Africa was Ethiopia -accounting for a full 2% of regional GDP growth, with its stellar performance of 7.1%. Kenya followed closely with a 1.7% increase in regional output, having posted 4.6% growth. Both regional powerhouses had ...
Al-Salaam to face Ethiopia in CAF preliminaries
South Sudan Premier League champions Al- Salaam Football Club (based in Wau west of the country) will face Ethiopian champions St. George FC, in the preliminary round of the 2018 Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League.This was confirmed on Wednesday at the CAF ...
IMF's Lagarde says 'Ethiopia's economy is doing well'
Ms. Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said Ethiopia's economy is doing well in terms of growth.Lagarde's remarks came on Thursday after she held a meeting with Ethiopian president Mulatu Teshome and Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn, as part ...
Interview: Sino-Ethiopia ties hailed as role model for South-South cooperation
ADDIS ABABA, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- The newly appointed Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia Tan Jian said the partnership between Ethiopia and China could be seen as a role model for the South-South cooperation. Tan said in an interview with Xinhua on Wednesday that the Sino-Ethiopian partnership ...
Pathways to Resilience in Pastoralist Areas: A Synthesis of Research in the Horn of Africa
Although often viewed as physically remote, universally poor, and subject to droughts and conflicts, in reality these areas can also be economic hubs, with substantial livestock trade networks to local markets, and crossing borders to neighbouring countries. Ethiopia, Somalia, Somaliland and Sudan are ...
Ethiopian dispatches all-female crew to man historic intra-Africa flight
But Ethiopian has a history in offering all-female flights. In late 2015, a similar crew flew passengers from Addis Ababa to the Thai capital, Bangkok. At the time, Captain Amsale Gualu and co-pilot, Selam Tesfaye were handed the task of flying the crew and passengers. The historic nature of the mission lit ...