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  • Zambia Arrests 10 Ethiopian Migrants after an Accident on Human Smuggling Car

    The Immigration Department in Kasama is holding 10 Ethiopian nationals in suspected smuggling case, the Lusaka Times reported. The report said, the incident is happened after 17 foreigners in the early hours of Monday were involved in a road traffic accident.

    The accident occurred along the Mbala-Nakonde Road when a Nissan Elgrand Vehicle registration number ECP 975 overturned, killing two suspected Somali nationals on the spot. Immigration Public Relations Officer Namati Nshinka said yesterday that later, an Ethiopian also died while four other Ethiopians sustained serious injuries and were admitted at Mbala General Hospital.

    “At the time of the accident, only two were found to have valid passports. The two passports however were void of entry endorsement stamps to prove legal entry. The driver, a Zambian is believed to have survived the accident and investigations regarding his whereabouts are ongoing,”he said. He said investigations into the matter were underway adding that initial indicators seem to suggest that this could be a case of human smuggling.

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  • East African Metals applies for gold and silver extraction license

    Canadian mine development company East African Metals has applied for a license from the Ethiopian government to start extracting gold and silver.

    The company that also has interest in exploration projects has actively been involved in gold exploration in Ethiopia since 2011.

    East Africa owns 70pc of the Harvest Tigrai Gold project, near Shire town, 1,065km north of the capital. Back then, the company discovered 17,000 ounces of gold and 812,000 ounces of silver.

    East announced on August 11, 2016, that the total amount of mineral resources in the licensed area is estimated to be 1.12 million tonnes.

    Source: africabusinesscommunities.com

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  • Ethiopian to start services to Windhoek, Namibia

    Ethiopian Airlines announced that it will commence services to Windhoek, Namibia, via Gaborone, starting from 4th October, 2016.

    Windhoek is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Namibia, headquartering most of the national enterprises and cultural institutions.

    The Pan-African airline, Ethiopian, apart from pioneering in aviation systems and technologies, is the leading airline in its vast network in the continent.

    "I believe, the commencement of this flight will surely give our customer more convenient option to travel to Namibia," said Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO, Ethiopian Airlines.

    "We will continue to expand our reach in our home market in Africa with a view to support the continent's socio-economic integration and development."

    Ethiopian will be deploying the Boeing 737 on the route. The aircraft is configured with 15 Cloud Nine seats and 138 Business Class seats.

    The addition of Windhoek to our ever expanding network brings our African destinations to 53, the largest coverage unrivalled by any other carrier.

    Source: traveldailynews.com

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  • The Kenya-Based Firm Introduces Banking Technology to Ethiopia

    Ethiopia is now crossing the line to almost join the cash less society. It has now been over three month since the competitive Ethiopian banks introduced an online payment system known as Ethio pay.

    The payment system integrates the entire bank’s automated teller machine (ATM) to work as one and allow customers to make any kind of payment online. Hence fallowing this to resolve some errors that might occur during the transaction a pan African information technology solution and service provider, Fintech has now introduced a technology.

    The service is said to save Ethiopian banks time and resources in resolving ATM errors, and boost customer satisfaction and also problems regarding the new cheque truncation system.

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  • Israel Decides Ethiopian Jews Story to be taught in Schools

    In a first, the new literature curriculum in Israeli schools for the upcoming school year will include an award-winning short story written by an Ethiopian-Israeli author, as part of a set of education reforms to the school program recommended by the Biton Committee.

    The committee, which submitted its recommendations to Education Minister Naftali Bennett in July, was tasked with determining ways to balance Israel’s educational curricula to include greater emphasis on the story of Jews from Muslim lands and Jews from Ethiopia. For decades, the curricula have been criticized for an allegedly biased emphasis on European, or Ashkenazi, Jewish history, to the neglect of Jews from other traditions and cultures.

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  • Ethiopia to Establish New Railway Sector Regulatory Organ

    As Ethiopia looks to railway transport to accelerate industrialization, the Ministry of Transport is readying itself with a bill that seeks to establish a regulatory body. According to the bill to be tabled in parliament, the office will mainly be responsible for setting up and auditing standards of safety and tariff levels. It will also be expected to streamline capacity building in the required technologies, as well as licensing issues in the sector.

    The regulatory body, with a prior vision to ensure the safety of railway transport, comes a year after the LRT became operational, while the Ethio-Djibouti railway has come to its final chapter before completion. Among the pioneering African countries to have a railway, the Ethio-Djibouti route ceased providing a service in 2008. In the meantime, different advanced lines and technologies have been introduced to revamp the service. The Light Railway System, operational since 2015, is also the only one on the continent.

    Currently, there are close to 5,000km of railway routes through eight corridors under study and design, with some already at the implementation stage. The projects include the Addis Abeba-Modjo-Awash-Dire Dawa-Dewanle; Modjo-Shashemne-Arbaminch-Konso-Moyale; Addis Abeba-Ljaji-Jimma-Gudaferda Dima, with extension to South Sudan, and the Awash-Kombolcha-Mekelle-Shire routes.

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  • Ethiopia to launch flights to Moroni, Comoros

    thiopian Airlines has announced that it has finalized preparations to launch flights to Moroni, Comoros with the latest B737-800 as of the 30th of Oct. 2016.

    Moroni is the largest city, the federal capital and seat of the government of the Union of the Comoros, a sovereign archipelago nation in the Indian Ocean.

    The flights to Moroni will be operated thrice weekly via Dar es Salaam, according to the statement from the company on Monday.

    Moroni will be the airline's 54th African destination, noted the statement.

    "We believe our flights to Moroni and elsewhere in our beloved continent, Africa, contribute positively to the overall development of the continent and serve as a critically essential vehicle for the flow of investment, trade and tourism," said CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Tewolde GebreMariam.

    Source: Xinhua

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  • World Water Week to focus on achieving Sustainable Development Goals

    The 2016 World Water Week kicked off on Monday, focusing on water to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    Opening the event, Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Angel Gurria said that water, from having been a subject that was rarely discussed with urgency, has come to the front and centre of international deliberations.

    "Water now has the place it needs to have in international priorities," said Gurria.

    Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom reinforced the message that water is a connector and an enabler in realizing the SDGs.

    "Successful realization of Goal 6 of the 2030 Agenda will underpin progress across many of the other goals, particularly on nutrition, child health, education, gender equality, healthy cities and healthy water ecosystems and oceans," she said.

    Torgny Holmgren, executive director of the organizer, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), said: "Without reliable access to water, almost no Sustainable Development Goal will be achieved. To make that happen, we must ensure water's centrality to the entire Agenda 2030. This will show the power water has a connector."

    "Water connects not only sectors, but also nations, communities and different actors. Water can be the unifying power, the enabler for progress in both Agenda 2030 and the Paris climate agreement," said Holmgren.

    World Water Week, an annual global meeting for water and development issues, gathers some 3,000 participants from over 120 countries and regions to discuss global and local water and development challenges.

    Source: Philippines News Agency

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