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  • Ethiopian is voted as the best in Africa & Wins Passenger choice Awards in the USA

    Press Release

    Ethiopian Airlines, the largest, fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has been voted and won the Passenger Choice Awards for “Best Airline in Africa” for the third time in a row at the APEX 2015 EXPO held on 27 September 2015 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.

    The Airline Passenger Experience Association is a network of the world’s leading airlines, suppliers and related companies committed to elevating the level of the airline passenger experience. APEX encompasses the largest and most comprehensive survey of passengers in 13 languages. It is the most important award in the airline industry since it is the customers themselves, who rate airlines based on their overall experience.

    Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO Ethiopian Airlines Group, said, “As an indigenous Pan-African Global Airline, we are honored to be recognized as “Best in Africa” for the third time in a row which once again reaffirms the high quality of the service and the products we offer. Ethiopian is above all a customer-focused airline with global standard service with superior delivery through its hallmark African flavored Ethiopian hospitality. Passenger Choice Award is the most important award in our industry since it is our customers, who rate us by benchmarking our service with others in the industry.

    The award will encourage all of us at Ethiopian to double up our efforts in the never ending pursuit of our continuous improvements in customer services both on the ground and in the air. With 91 international and 20 domestic destinations around five continents, operated with one of the youngest fleet in the industry, which is below 5 years average age; we will continue our leadership in the African Aviation industry and connecting mother Africa with its major global trading centers.  . I wish to thank our customers for their strong vote of confidence and for all Ethiopian employees who are working hard day-in and day-out all over the world to make Ethiopian airlines lead the African Renaissance in the 21st Century with its motto “The New Spirit of Africa”

    About Ethiopian

    Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa.  In its close to seven decades of operations, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.

    Ethiopian commands the lion share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 91 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as the Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.

    Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business centers: Ethiopian Domestic and Regional Airline; Ethiopian International Passenger Airline; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight Catering Services; and Ethiopian Ground Service.  Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.

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  • A grave yard with out a tomb and stone but with a flame rose and poetic last word is attracting tourists

    Silassie Cathedral church yard is Ethiopian patriots and well known celebrities grave yard it serves both as a grave yard and as a tourist sight.

    Lij Michael Emiru's grave yard got no tomb and no stone but a flame rose and a poem called my legacy.

    Here it is

    My legacy

    After my weary life is gone
    And death commands me
    To wake no more, to sleep ever
    This is my legacy
    I need no tears of memory
    No sighs of love old gone
    I need no fine marble tomb
    No carving of stone
    For what are tears that dry so soon
    A sighs that’s get nowhere
    As for a tomb, it stays awhile
    For carving I do not care
          A rose a flame rose
          Is all that I request
    Plant it deep on top of me
    When I am earth’s conquest
     It will feed up on this body
    My sprit will revive
    To shout to this forget full world
           That I was once alive
    When I perish and be no more
    No more to live and see
    To you I leave that flame rose
    It is my legacy

    Michael Emiru

    Lij Michael Emiru's gravea grave yard with out a tomb and stone but with a flame rose and poetic last word is attracting tourists

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  • Ethiopia to Grow by 8.7 Percent, IMF Report Said

    Ethiopia’s recent macroeconomic performance has continued to be strong overall, though with some rising domestic and external vulnerabilities. Economic growth in 2014/15 was buoyant (at an estimated 8.7 percent), supported by booming manufacturing and construction sectors. However, inflation has been on the rise, with domestic food prices pushing it above 10 percent. External vulnerabilities have also increased as exports of goods and services slowed significantly, while imports continued growing fast.

    A sharp widening of the current account deficit (to an estimates 12.8 percent of GDP) was largely offset by robust capital inflows, with a 50 percent increase in foreign direct investment and a much higher public borrowing from abroad. The general government deficit expanded only marginally (by 0.2 percentage point) to an estimated 2.8 percent of GDP. At the same time, public enterprises continued to borrow heavily to finance their accelerated investment plans. As a result, their financing needs increased to 7.4 percent of GDP, while public and publicly-guaranteed debt reached an estimated 50 percent of GDP in June 2015.

    The economic outlook remains favorable, reflecting the country’s significant potential, generally sound macroeconomic policies, and the government’s efforts to improve infrastructure and attract foreign direct investment. In the medium term, staff forecast strong growth at 7½ - 8 percent. Public investment is expected to moderate, while private investment is projected to increase only gradually, reflecting constraints on access to credit and foreign exchange, the overvalued exchange rate, as well as other competitiveness challenges.

    The authorities’ medium-term budget targets a general government deficit of less than 3 percent of GDP and maintains a strong pro-poor focus. Monetary policy, anchored on base money growth, is geared toward maintaining inflation in single digits. The public debt-to-GDP ratio is expected to increase, reflecting large financing needs associated with implementation of the second Growth and Transformation Plan.

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    Ethiopia to Grow by 8.7 Percent, IMF Report Said

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  • Death Toll of Ethiopian Pilgrims Reached 13

    Sudan Tribune reported at least 13 Ethiopian pilgrims perished in last week’s stampede, which occurred during the Hajj pilgrimage near the Muslim holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia’s foreign affairs ministry announced on Wednesday. The government had earlier reported that only two Ethiopians died in the tragic incident. Over 700 people reportedly died and more than 800 people were injured in the stampede that occured on Thursday last week while taking part in this year’s pilgrimage at Mina, an area located in the outskirts of Mecca.

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    Death Toll of Ethiopian Pilgrims Reached 13

    Bodies of Muslim pilgrims are seen after a stampede at Mina, outside the holy Muslim city of Mecca, September 24, 2015 (REUTERS/Stringer)

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  • Modernization Becomes a Threat for Cultural Extinction in Ethiopian Tribes

    Spanish photographer Diego Arroyo Méndez captured this series of stunning images of village life in Ethiopia, where cultures have been well-preserved and traditions honoured. Over the past few years, traditional tribal life in the Omo Valley, Ethiopia is being threatened by modern developments, and Mr Méndez's pictures capture a traditional way of life at a time of great change. 

    He said he wanted to catch the subtle glimpses of personalities and emotions in order to make the audience connect with far away realities and conflicts, such as the disappearing ethnic groups in the Omo Valley region in Ethiopia. Mr Méndez said: 'For years I wanted to photograph the people from the tribes in the remote Omo Valley, a place of exceptional anthropological value and amazing beauty. 'It was a fun and challenging journey full of adventures and great experiences during which I got to spend some time learning about the amazing cultural heritage of the ancient tribes in the region.'

    He said he liked the way the tribal society works and the way they take care of one another and honour traditions. Mr Méndez added that he was particularly intrigued by the Hamar bull jumping ceremony, where a young boy´s female relatives get whipped intensively as they dance and play trumpets made out of bull´s horns as a way of showing their happiness and pride.

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    Modernization Becomes a Threat for Cultural Extinction in Ethiopian Tribes

    Custom: A member of the tribe is seen herding cattle with a traditional bone horn at sunset in the Omo Valley region of Ethiopia

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  • ECX to Use Supply Chain Management System for Ethiopian Coffee Market

    The Ethiopian Coffee Exchange (ECX) is building a supply chain management system to ensure the complete traceability of commodities. This fully integrated supply chain visibility solution will assure cross-channel visibility starting with coffee, from origin through the coffee processing (milling), sampling, grading/cupping, deposit, delivery, further milling by buyer/local exporter, and export to international buyer/roasters. The track and trace engine will be essential to meeting the rigorous demands of sustainability standards recognized in the region and around the world.

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    ECX to Use Supply Chain Management System for Ethiopian Coffee Market

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