Ethiopia news

  • Can An Industrial Company Actually Be Good For The World? A Q&A With Orbia CEO Daniel Martínez-Valle 19 Sep 2019 19:29 Once upon a time, business success meant climbing revenues, return on invested capital, and full shareholder pockets. Today, consumers and stakeholders are holding companies to a higher standard – demanding a commitment to authenticity and purpose. A …
  • Buhari receives German Ambassador, promises deeper relations 19 Sep 2019 19:26 President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja said Nigerians eagerly look forward to investments in infrastructure, especially the power sector, that will illuminate their homes and stimulate businesses. The President, who spoke when the German …
  • Kenya safely arrive in Gulu for Cecafa Under-20 Cup 19 Sep 2019 19:15 By JEFF KINYANJUI More by this Author Kenya’s junior football side arrived safely in Gulu Friday morning after travelling by road from Nairobi ahead of the Cecafa Under-20 Championship that is set to kick off Saturday in Uganda. Kenya is placed in Group B …
  • SECOND ALL AFRICA POST HARVEST CONGRESS: FOOD PRODUCTION LOSSES EXACERBATING HUNGER IN AFRICA 19 Sep 2019 19:00 African Union's Professor Victor Harrison says tackling food loss "is critical" to the African continent. Africa’s total quantitative food loss has been estimated to be over 100 million MT/year. For grains alone, the value of postharvest …
  • 'No path is easy': Black opera singers detail struggles 19 Sep 2019 18:11 NEW YORK - More than 60 years after Marian Anderson broke the colour barrier at the Metropolitan Opera, black singers still face unique obstacles in building their careers within the industry. "We've made some strides, but not a whole lot," …
  • World: Global Weather Hazards Summary: September 20 - 26, 2019 19 Sep 2019 17:42 A poor start to seasonal rainfall has caused abnormal dryness in parts of Mauritania. Heavy rainfall over the past several weeks has triggered flooding in Senegal, Guinea-Conakry, Sierra Leone, and Mali. Heavy rainfall is expected to continue. Several …
  • ‘No path is easy’: Black opera singers detail struggles 19 Sep 2019 17:34 NEW YORK — More than 60 years after Marian Anderson broke the color barrier at the Metropolitan Opera, black singers still face unique obstacles in building their careers within the industry. “We’ve made some strides, but not a whole lot,” said Naomi Andre …
  • Ethiopia rejects Egypt proposal on Nile dam operation 19 Sep 2019 17:18 Ethiopia has said it will not accept a proposal by Egypt on the operation of the hydropower dam Addis Ababa is building on the Nile, calling Cairo's plan "inappropriate". Sileshi Bekele, Ethiopia's minister for water, irrigation and …
  • Uganda Cranes and Harambee Stars learn their Fifa World Rankings 19 Sep 2019 17:00 There is no movement for the two countries which recently locked horns in a friendly match Uganda and Kenya have remained static in the latest Fifa World Rankings released on Thursday. Despite not moving an inch, Uganda Cranes remain East Africa's …
  • Chinese Investments in Africa: Four Anti-corruption Trends to Watch 19 Sep 2019 16:46 U.S. enforcement authorities are increasingly targeting corrupt practices among Chinese companies in Africa. Four trends are worth watching, writes Chinwe Esimai in this opinion piece. Esimai is managing director and chief anti-bribery officer at Citigroup …
  • Museveni promises oil production in two years 19 Sep 2019 16:43 By DICTA ASIIMWE President Museveni has said he will in the next two years use Uganda’s oil to fund construction of road projects if donor partners fail to raise sufficient funds to fund them. Speaking at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding that …
  • Ryanair Freezes Payment to Boeing on 737 Max Delivery Delays 19 Sep 2019 16:18 Ryanair Holdings Plc Chief Executive Officer Michael O’Leary gave a pessimistic outlook for the resumption by Boeing Co. of deliveries of its grounded 737 Max, saying the carrier has frozen payments to the manufacturer and started talks on recouping costs …
  • The newest 3D movie at Fernbank is erupting on the giant screen 19 Sep 2019 16:09 Viewers can get ready for the adventure of a lifetime inside Fernbank’s Giant Screen Theater with newest film, Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation 3D. Running now through through Jan. 16, guests can grab a seat – and a pair of 3D glasses – to travel across …
  • Global gateway: Somaliland upgrades its window to the world 19 Sep 2019 16:08 Since declaring independence from Somalia 28 years ago, Somaliland has struggled with a lack of investment, poverty and poor infrastructure. But a project to expand its port of Berbera promises to turn the self-declared republic of 4 million people into a …
  • A mother or baby dies in childbirth every 11 SECONDS, UNICEF report reveals 19 Sep 2019 16:05 British mothers are almost four times more likely to die during childbirth than those in Poland or Belarus, a report has revealed. UNICEF today published figures that show one mother or her newborn baby will die during childbirth every 11 seconds.  The …
  • An ISIS aircraft mechanic caught trying to disable the 19 Sep 2019 15:05 They're still out there. And it was quite disturbing to learn that, contrary to what the press had so smarmily assured us about a supposedly disgruntled aircraft mechanic who got caught trying to disable a Boeing 737, the guy had ISIS video on his cell …
  • IG Mutyambai moves Central Regional police boss in reshuffle 19 Sep 2019 14:51 Central Regional Police Commander Judy Lamet has been moved in a mini-reshuffle announced by Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai. Ms Lamet, a seasoned police officer, was moved to police headquarters and named Director of Community Policing. Mr …
  • FG will Honour Agreements on Investments, Buhari Assures German Firms 19 Sep 2019 14:45 President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja assured German companies that the government would honour terms of agreements on investments in the country. The president gave the assurance when he received a Letter of Credence from the Ambassador of …
  • Ethiopia’s Dibaba out of world championships with foot injury 19 Sep 2019 14:20 Ethiopia's Genzebe Dibaba. [Reuters] Ethiopia’s 1,500 metres world record holder and 2015 world champion Genzebe Dibaba has withdrawn from the world championships starting in Doha next week due to a foot injury, her management company said on Thursday. …
  • Can Mr. President stay home? 19 Sep 2019 13:46 President Muhammadu Buhari was recently quoted in a section of the media as telling the restive Nigerian Youths that anyone who is malcontent about the state of affairs at home can as well travel to wherever the person desires and live. Apparently, the …
  • 'It's not OK': Frustrated over use of N-word, Sask. mother speaks out 19 Sep 2019 13:14 When she adopted her three children, who are originally from Ethiopia, Sandra Barker-Schmidt said she thought they would have a better life in Canada.  Instead, she's seen her son, and now her 13-year-old daughter, face racism and the cutting use of …
  • Asylum seeker denied cancer treatment by Home Office dies 19 Sep 2019 13:04 An Ethiopian woman who was denied potentially life-saving cancer treatment for six weeks amid confusion about whether she should be charged by the NHS has died aged 39. Kelemua Mulat, who had advanced breast cancer, was refused chemotherapy last year after …
  • Egyptian tuk-tuk start-up Halan to expand to Ethiopia 19 Sep 2019 12:38 CAIRO, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Halan, an Egyptian technology start-up that uses two- and three-wheeled vehicles to transport passengers and goods, will begin operating in Ethiopia before the end of 2019, its chief executive told Reuters. The company, which …
  • Archaeology talk at Dickson Mounds to focus on historic bead collection 19 Sep 2019 12:09 Thursday Sep 19, 2019 at 1:01 AM The Illinois Valley Archaeological Society (IVAS) will meet Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 at the Dickson Mounds Museum beginning at 7 p.m. LEWISTOWN — The Illinois Valley Archaeological Society (IVAS) will meet Tuesday, Oct. 1, …
  • 'JZ's pilot' joins South Sudan's secret police 19 Sep 2019 12:06 A South African aviation firm formed a joint venture with the National Security Service (NSS)  — South Sudan’s secret police, which has been implicated in a litany of atrocities, including extrajudicial killings, arbitrary detentions and torture. The firm …