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Ethiopian News

Egypt reportedly massing huge force along the Libyan border

Published: Apr 28, 2015 by bini Filed under: World News Ethiopian News
The Egyptian government is reported to be massing a massive ground, air, naval, and marine forces along it’s borders with Libya. The Egyptian forces are assembling at the eastern Libyan Desert bordering Egypt and at the Mediterranean Sea in north eastern Libya.

The report by DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources indicated the Egyptian troops are getting ready to launch a military assault on Islamic State – ISIS strong holds in Libya. “Egypt is massing large-scale ground and air forces in the Western Desert along the Libyan border, in preparation for a military campaign to capture eastern Libya – Cyrenaica - from the Islamist State of Syria and Iraq – ISIS – occupation”.



The Libyan town of Derna in the coast of the Mediterranean Sea is used as a capital city by the Islamic State Muslim militants. The strong presence of Islamist State of Syria and Iraq – ISIS in Libya and in some extent the Sinai is making Egyptian leaders very nervous.

Egypt and Libya share thousands of miles border. Both countries are dominated by Sunni Muslim governments. The Islamic State militants soldiers are mainly from Arab countries. The ISIS people can easily blend in to the population of Egypt and Libya culturally and linguistically. ISIS militants can travel from the Middle East to Libya via land or sea without too much problems.

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ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dead: Radio Iran

Published: Apr 27, 2015 by bini Filed under: World News Ethiopian News Law & Order
NEW DELHI: The enigmatic chief of Islamic State jihadist group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, Radio Iran has reported on Monday.

Earlier, a Guardian report quoting sources with inside knowledge of the group reported that al-Baghdadi was severely injured in a US-led coalition air strike in March.



According to that report, al-Baghdadi was inujred at al-Baaj district of Nineveh, close to the Syrian border. It also said he was making a slow recovery and was out of his day-to-day control of the jihadist group.

Al-Baghdadi, believed to be in his 40s, had a $10 million US bounty on his head. Since taking the reins of the Islamic State in 2010, he had transformed it from a local branch of al-Qaida into an independent transnational military force, positioning himself as perhaps the pre-eminent figure in the global jihadist community.

ISIS suffered a series of major setbacks in the recent months with many of its top commanders being killed or severely injured.

Recently, a top Iraqi military commander Lieutenant General Abdul Amir al Shammari told Sky News that his forces had killed "more than 250 terrorists in the past few days".

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Turkey’s public lender Ziraat Bank to become the first foreign bank of Ethiopia

Published: Apr 27, 2015 by yonas2007 Filed under: Ethiopian News Economy
Turkey’s public lender Ziraat Bank to become the first foreign bank of Ethiopia
Turkey’s public lender Ziraat Bank to become the first foreign bank of Ethiopia

Turkey's Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci announced that the state-run Ziraat Bank will establish an office in Ethiopia on Monday.

Zeybekci added that Ziraat will be the first foreign lender in Ethiopia.

Although located between crisis areas like Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Central Africa, Ethiopia has been relatively stable since early 2000's with the end of hostilities with Eritrea. Since then, Ethiopia has become one of the fastest growing economies of Africa and the world.

Zeybekci had earlier stated that a public lender will start operating in Ethiopia during a visit to the country by President Erdoğan and Turkish delegation in December 2014.

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Ethiopian Airlines Introduces First Flight from Africa to Tokyo

Published: Apr 27, 2015 by yonas2007 Filed under: Ethiopian News Economy
Ethiopian Airlines Introduces First Flight from Africa to Tokyo
Ethiopian Airlines Introduces First Flight from Africa to Tokyo

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa said it has started new services to Tokyo Narita International Airport from April 21, 2015, in codeshare partnership with fellow Star Alliance member, All Nippon Airways, Japan’s leading airline.

The thrice weekly flight, the only direct connection between Africa and Japan, will be operated through Hong Kong with the ultra-modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, which offers customers the best on-board comfort with the biggest windows in the sky, high ceiling, less noise than any aircraft with less carbon footprint, and higher cabin humidity ideal for long haul travel.

The flight schedule in local times is as follows:

Flight No. Departure Days & Time        Arrival Days & time ET672 ADD Mon, Wed, Fri 22:15  Tue, Thur, Sat 19:30 ET673 NRT         Tue, Thur, Sat 20:45 Wed, Fri, Sun 06:00

Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines Group, Ato Tewolde Gebremariam, said: "As the only direct service between Africa and Japan, our flights to Narita will give our customers the best possible connectivity options and will be critical role in enabling greater people-to-people, investment, trade and tourism ties between a rising Africa, the second fastest growing region in the world, and a highly industrialized Japan, the third largest economy in the world."

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AUPSC: killing of Ethiopians illustrate the seriousness of the prevailing situation in Libya

Published: Apr 27, 2015 by yonas2007 Filed under: Ethiopian News Politics
AUPSC: killing of Ethiopians illustrate the seriousness of the prevailing situation in Libya
By Elias Meseret, DireTube Correspondent
AUPSC: killing of Ethiopians illustrate the seriousness of the prevailing situation in Libya

(Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)- The African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC), at its 499th meeting held on 23 April 2015, said the killing of Ethiopian citizens and earlier similar acts, including against Egyptian and other African citizens, are a further illustration of the seriousness of the prevailing situation in Libya. The Council expressed its profound shock and sorrow at this heinous and criminal act, and conveyed its heartfelt condolences to the people and Government of Ethiopia, as well as to the families of the victims of this horrible act. The Council has strongly condemned the ‘horrible act’ that was aimed at innocent African migrant workers, and reaffirmed AU’s total rejection of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

The AUPSC noted with utmost concern the total collapse of state institutions in Libya and the increasing presence of terrorist groups in the country, some of which are affiliated to the Islamic State. It reiterated the imperative for renewed, vigorous and coordinated African and international efforts to address the situation in Libya, facilitate the establishment of effective governance structures, restore security and eliminate all terrorist and criminal groups operating in that country.  AUPSC has agreed to dispatch a delegation, to be led by its Chairperson for April 2015 and comprising one representative from the five regions of Africa, to express its full solidarity and that of the entire African continent to the Ethiopian people and Government. I “In this context, the delegation will also consult with the Ethiopian authorities on the best ways and means for effectively addressing the terrorism threat and the current situation in Libya,” a statement sent to DireTube from the AU says.

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Marley Coffee cleaning wet mills in Ethiopia’s Sidama region

Published: Apr 27, 2015 by yonas2007 Filed under: Ethiopian News Economy
Marley Coffee cleaning wet mills in Ethiopia’s Sidama region
By Elias Meseret, DireTube Correspondent
Marley Coffee cleaning wet mills in Ethiopia’s Sidama region

(Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)- Marley Coffee, an artisan-roasted premium coffee company, has announced its support for the non-profit Water Wise Coffee- a program with a new documentary and crowdfunding campaign as part of their broader commitment to sustainability. Water Wise Coffee is currently working on cleaning the wet mills in Ethiopia’s Sidama region, a region where Marley Coffee sources coffee.

The documentary features Rohan Marley, son of legendary musician Bob Marley and Founder of Marley Coffee, and highlights the economic and human impact of coffee production and the importance of long term sustainability and encourages supporters to contribute to the crowdfunding campaign to support Water Wise Coffee in cleaning the Sidama region’s wet mills in Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee.

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