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FM Tedros Adhanom on official visit in Israel

Published: Nov 28, 2014 by Mihret L Filed under: Ethiopian News Politics
FM Tedros Adhanom on official visit in Israel
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FM Tedros Adhanom on official visit in Israel

Jerusalem – Ethiopian Foreign Minister, Dr. Tedros Adhanom is on official visit in Israel to discuss bilateral and regional  matters.  Dr. Tedros  spoke with PM Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin.With President  Rivlin, Dr. Tedros discussed upholding Israeli investment schemes in the fields of agriculture and agro-processing in Ethiopia. With PM Netanyahu, they talked about enhancing all-rounded partnership of common interest.

Dr. Tedros had “very fruitful meeting with PM Benjamin Netanyahu. He pledged his continued commitment to strengthen Ethiopia-Israel partnership in all fronts of our common interest and I reiterated our government's commitment on the same.”Dr.  Tedros  met with his Israeli counterpart FM Avigdor Lieberman and signed  a declaration  to boost  trade cooperation  between the two countries; he  also met with  opposition leader,  Isaac Herzog and associates.Dr. Tedros also  paid a  visit  to  the Yad Vashem memorial museum  –  the world center for documentation, research, education, and commemoration of the Holocaust. 

After visiting theYad Vashem, Dr. Tedros wrote on his  Twitter and  Facebook accounts: “The world should always remember this evil deed not to be repeated again. Never again!”During this visit, Dr. Tedros held a conference with the Ethiopian diaspora and the Beta-Israeli community. Dr. Tedros said: “Very good discussion with Bete-Israel,     Ethiopian  diaspora community in    Jerusalem  . Briefed the community the economic, social and political situation in our country. They pledged their continued support to the development efforts of our country.”He later  announced: “Joined a memorial service organised for our great leader,   eles in Jerusalem  organised by Cheryl Halpern, Queen of Sheba Foundation.

Glad to award two Bete Israel Children, Abraham (Violin) & Naor (Clarinet) for their outstanding talent in music. The award was organised by the Foundation in memory of Meles.”

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Ethiopia is one of the 25 countries that reduced new HIV infections

Published: Nov 28, 2014 by Mihret L Filed under: Ethiopian News Social Affairs
Ethiopia is one of the 25 countries that reduced new HIV infections
By Elias Meseret
Ethiopia is one of the 25 countries that reduced new HIV infections

An estimated 1.1 million HIV infections among children under 15 have been averted, as new cases declined by over 50 per cent between 2005 and 2013, according to data released by UNICEF today ahead of World AIDS Day.

“This extraordinary progress is the result of expanding the access of millions of pregnant women living with HIV to services for the prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT). These include lifelong HIV treatment that markedly reduces the transmission of the virus to babies and keeps their mothers alive and well,” UNICEF said in its statement today.

“If we can avert 1.1 million new HIV infections in children, we can protect every child from HIV – but only if we reach every child,” said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake. “We must close the gap, and invest more in reaching every mother, every newborn, every child and every adolescent with HIV prevention and treatment programs that can save and improve their lives.”

The sharpest declines took place between 2009 and 2013 in eight African countries: Malawi (67per cent); Ethiopia (57per cent); Zimbabwe (57per cent); Botswana (57per cent); Namibia (57per cent); Mozambique (57per cent); South Africa (52per cent) and Ghana (50per cent).

Ethiopia is one of the 25 countries that reduced new HIV infections by 90 per cent from 135,000 in 2001 to 15,100 in 2013. On average, more than 11 million people per year have been reached with HIV testing and counselling as part of early treatment initiation efforts. People living with HIV who are accessing antiretroviral treatment (ART) have dramatically increased from 8,000 in 2005 to over 350,000 in 2014. However, coverage of ART for children less than 15 years is only 23 per cent compare to 86 per cent for adults in 2014.


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10th African International Media Summit (AIMS) to be held in Addis

Published: Nov 28, 2014 by Mihret L Filed under: Ethiopian News
10th African International Media Summit (AIMS) to be held in Addis
10th African International Media Summit (AIMS) to be held in Addis

The African Union Commission (AUC) and UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) have joined with the African Communications Agency (ACA) to host the 10th Annual African International Media Summit (AIMS) at the AUC Conference Center in Addis Ababa under the theme "MOBILIZING MEDIA: Re-Writing The Narrative on Ebola Through Responsible and Coordinated Efforts" on December 4th and 5th from 0900h to 1600h. Panel discussions, media training and Skype conferencing with journalists on the frontline of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) crisis in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will also be included.

According to ACA Vice-Chair Dr. Erieka Bennett, "We need to highlight some of the untold stories and unsung African heroes in the battle against EVD."


Most Sub-Sahara nations like Ethiopia, Malawi and Angola still wallowing in poverty - UN

Published: Nov 28, 2014 by Mihret L Filed under: Ethiopian News Economy
Most Sub-Sahara nations like Ethiopia, Malawi and Angola still wallowing in poverty - UN
Most Sub-Sahara nations like Ethiopia, Malawi and Angola still wallowing in poverty - UN

The planet’s poorest nations like Ethiopia, Malawi and Angola have failed to cash in on strong economic growth due to a lack of structural reforms and left them wallowing in poverty, the UN warned.

In its annual report on the world’s least developed countries, or LDCs, the UN Conference on Trade and Development said that booming economic growth in the 48 nations on its list was having only minor impacts on living standards and the fight against widespread poverty.

“The LDC paradox arises from the failure of LDC economies to achieve structural changes despite having grown vigorously as a result of strong export prices and rising aid flows”, UNCTAD said.


CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup Cancelled

Published: Nov 28, 2014 by Mihret L Filed under: Ethiopian News Sport News
CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup Cancelled
CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup Cancelled

The 2014 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup has been called off after none of the 12 member countries expressed interest in hosting the tournament on short notice.

The annual regional event was scheduled to be hosted in Ethiopia from November 24-December 9 but Cecafa announced last month that the hosts had withdrawn following domestic and international engagements.

The Ethiopia Football Federation (EFF) expressed concern about their national team's involvement in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations group stage qualifiers and their domestic football league.

Sources close to Cecafa confirmed that the 38th edition of the regional tournament will not go on as expected despite Cecafa Secretary General Nicholas Musonye's earlier statement that Sudan had showed interest in hosting the competition.

The Kenya Harambee Stars are the defending champions after they defeated the Falcons of Sudan 2-0 in the final last year in Nairobi. Uganda is the most successful country with 13 titles.

Rwanda has only won the regional title once when Rwanda B defeated Kenya 3-1 in 1999 when it was hosted in Kigali.

The Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup is the oldest regional tournament on the African continent that dates back to an inaugural match played between Uganda and Kenya in 1926 when it was called the Gossage Cup.

Rwanda is expected to host next year's edition which will be a test event ahead of the 2016 Africa Nations Cup (Chan) which will be held in January.

Meanwhile, the Ferwafa spokesman Moussa Hakizimana told this paper that the National Football League will go on with matches expected to be played mid-December moved forward to this weekend.

Ferwafa had brought some matches forward due to anticipation of Cecafa being held from November 24-December 9.

The reigning league champions APR will host Gicumbi at the Kigali regional stadium while SC Kiyovu will host Espoir at the Mumena stadium on November 29.

On Sunday, AS Kigali takes on Etincelles at the Kigali regional stadium, Marines host Musanze at the Umuganda stadium while Police will be up against Isonga at the Kicukiro stadium.

Mukura face Amagaju at the Mumena stadium while Sunrise host Rayon Sports in Rwamagana.

Source: The New Times


Ethiopian Voted Best Airline from Africa by Kuala Lumpur Airport

Published: Nov 28, 2014 by Mihret L Filed under: Ethiopian News Economy
Ethiopian Voted Best Airline from Africa by Kuala Lumpur Airport
Ethiopian Voted Best Airline from Africa by Kuala Lumpur Airport

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest and most profitable airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has been voted as the Best Foreign Airline of the Year from Africa at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport ( KLIA) 9th Annual Awards held on 21 November 2014.

Ethiopian started flights to Kuala Lumpur on 30 October 2012. Commenting on the award, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group, Ato Tewolde Gebremariam, said: “We are highly honored by the recognition from Kuala Lumpur Airport, one of the best airport hubs in Asia. Ethiopian is the airline of choice for travelers between Africa and Asia, thanks to our extensive network, ideal connectivity options with minimum layover in Addis Ababa and our globally recognized African flavored Ethiopian hospitality. In 2015, we plan to further expand our service in Asia by starting flights to Tokyo and Manila and avail better connectivity options for our esteemed customers.”

Ethiopian was voted in August 2014 in Anaheim, California as the Best Airline in Africa by Passenger Choice Awards, the most extensive survey of passengers in the industry. Recently, the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) recognized Ethiopian as the Best in Africa at its 46th Annual General Assembly held in Algiers in November 2014.
Ethiopian is a global Pan-African carrier currently serving 84 international destinations across 5 continents with over 200 daily flights using the latest technology aircraft such as the B777s and B787s.

Source: eturbonews.com


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