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Ethiopia, Egypt Fms Assess 'Technical Progress' On Nile Dam

Published: Jan 28, 2015 by Mihret L Filed under: Ethiopian News Politics
Ethiopia, Egypt Fms Assess 'Technical Progress' On Nile Dam
Ethiopia, Egypt Fms Assess 'Technical Progress' On Nile Dam
Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom and his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry, held talks on Tuesday to discuss a multibillion dollar hydroelectric dam being built by Addis Ababa on the Nile's upper reaches.

Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom and his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry, held talks on Tuesday to discuss a multibillion-dollar hydroelectric dam being built by Addis Ababa on the Nile's upper reaches.

"Since the Malabo meeting, we have agreed to conduct a regular discussion at all levels, both technical and political," Adhanom told a joint press conference in Addis Ababa following the talks.

"The discussion today is part of what we have agreed in Malabo," he said.

Ethiopia's top diplomat said his talks with Shoukry had focused on progress made by a tripartite technical committee tasked with evaluating the dam's anticipated impact.

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Brian Umony joins Ethiopia’s St George FC

Published: Jan 28, 2015 by Mihret L Filed under: Ethiopian News Sport News
Brian Umony joins Ethiopia’s St George FC
Brian Umony joins Ethiopia’s St George FC
Uganda Cranes striker has joined Horn of Africa outfit St George Football Club in a deal close to US30,000$.

The 26 year old Cranes international had recently terminated his agreement with Uganda Premier League champions Kampala City Council and will have the company of compatriots Robert Odongkara and Isaac Isinde in Addis Ababa.

Umony has previously played for 7 other clubs around the globe in Tanzania, USA, Vietnam and South Africa.

Source: Chimp Reports


Ethiopian and Liege Airport renew their successful partnership in Air Cargo

Published: Jan 28, 2015 by Mihret L Filed under: Ethiopian News Economy
Ethiopian and Liege Airport renew their successful partnership in Air Cargo
Ethiopian and Liege Airport renew their successful partnership in Air Cargo

Ethiopian Airlines and Liege Airport have agreed to extend for another 5 years their win-win partnership for the transport of air cargo between Africa and Europe.

Liege Airport has been serving as Ethiopian main European cargo hub since 2008 for Ethiopian flower exports to the European market and the import of high value goods into Africa.

Ethiopian and Liege Airport 5 years partnership has been very successful thanks the phenomenal growth of trade between Africa and Europe and their ability to tap into this growth by leveraging the operational excellence of Ethiopian Cargo, Africa’s largest cargo operator, and the state-of-the art cargo facilities and services at Liege Airport.

Ethiopian Airlines CEO, Mr Tewolde Gebremariam, said: "Ethiopian has become a truly global cargo operator with 8 dedicated freighters, including B777-200 LR freighters serving 24 cargo destinations on 4 continents, and a growing cargo infrastructure, including the construction of a 1.2 million tons annual capacity cargo terminal in Addis Ababa.

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Addis to get modern museum

Published: Jan 28, 2015 by Mihret L Filed under: Entertainment Art & Culture Ethiopian News
Addis to get modern museum
Addis to get modern museum

Activities are underway to build a modern museum that exhibits the evolution of human in Addis Ababa, the Authority of Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage (ARCCH) said.

Authority External Relations Deputy Head, Fanta Beyene, told WIC recently that the construction of the museum will be commenced at the end of this Ethiopian budget year at a cost of 10 million Euros obtained from the EU.
The ten-storey building will be erected on 4,500 hectares of land granted by the Addis Ababa City Administration in front of the National Museum, Fanta said.

The museum will become a center of excellence for researches on top of boosting foreign tourists inflow in the country, he said.
Ethiopia’s famous 3.5 million year–old fossil, Lucy, which holds key to scientific evidence of human evolution, was discovered in Ethiopia in 1974, it was noted.

Source: Walta Info. Center


14-year-old killed in a kitchen collapse in Addis

Published: Jan 27, 2015 by girumtebeje Filed under: Ethiopian News Social Affairs
14-year-old killed in a kitchen collapse in Addis 
14-year-old killed in a kitchen collapse in Addis


A 14-year-old is reported to have been killed as a kitchen wall collapsed in Addis; FBC announced. A four year old girl was also wounded in the accident.

The wall was collapsed due to vibration from the heavy machinery working on a road construction on an adjacent highway. Addis Ababa city fire and emergency service workers have pulled both the victims under the rubble in an effort that took more than two and half hours.

The wounded four year old girl is rushed to Yekatit 12 hospital.

The accident has occurred in an Addis neighborhood named ‘Afencho ber’ yesterday evening.

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Court hears defense witnesses on case of suspected al-Qaida terror wing in Ethiopia

Published: Jan 27, 2015 by Mihret L Filed under: Ethiopian News Law & Order
Court hears defense witnesses on case of suspected al-Qaida terror wing in Ethiopia
Court hears defense witnesses on case of suspected al-Qaida terror wing in Ethiopia

A Federal Court in Ethiopia begun yesterday hearing witnesses of the defense in the case of the 28 individuals charged with participation, with leadership capacity, in al-Qaida’s terror wing in the Horn of Africa and Ethiopia.

Some of the accused include Aman Asseffa (56), a.k.a. Ambula Faris or Miftah – al-Qaida and al-Shabab head of military in Ethiopia; Abdulfetha Sherif, a.k.a. Noh or Feti – the terror wing’s security head; and Anwar Adem, a.k.a. Hamza – the terror wing’s propaganda and promotion head, among others. The list of suspects include coordinators of Kemissie and Dire Dawa.

The suspects are accused of establishing a jihadist terror group and mobilized to organize and recruit jihadist fighters in various parts of Ethiopia.

The public prosecutor accused the suspects of travelling to Somalia to receive military training and of involvement in several clashes with AMISOM.

The court had finalized the prosecutor’s witnesses and has begun hearing the defense witnesses numbering 117 in the coming sessions.

Source: FBC


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