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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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  • 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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  • International star Abel Tesfaye gives Ethiopian community $50,000

    The Scarborough native and international star gives back to the Ethiopian community with $50,000 to back Ethiopic Studies at U of T.

    Grammy award-winning R&B star and Toronto native Abel Tesfaye — alias The Weeknd — has donated $50,000 to the University of Toronto in support of establishing an Ethiopic Studies program.

    The Scarborough native, whose parents emigrated from Ethiopia, “immediately” answered the call from the Bikila Awards organization who said they weren’t even sure he’d respond to their request, but was surprised by his immediate generosity. (The Star could not reach Tesfaye for comment on Saturday.)

    “It’s unbelievable,” Tam Gebeyehu, board member of the Bikila Award told the Star. “He grew up in Toronto as an Ethiopian-Canadian, and now he’s giving back to the community.”

    The Bikila Award, named after Ethiopian Olympic hero Abebe Bikila who won gold twice running barefoot in the marathon in the 1960s, is an organization created to foster academic, professional and business excellence and promote volunteerism among Ethiopian-Canadians.

    The donation came about when U of T professor Michael Gervers, of the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies, pledged to donate $50,000 of his own money, if the university and the Ethiopian community could match the contribution.

    Looking for donors, the organization reached out to Tesfaye, and was blown away but how quickly he was willing to help. Back in 2014, Bikila Award awarded Tesfaye with its Professional Excellence Award, but never thought he would reach this peak of fame.

    “Back then he was doing a lot of stuff, but was still a boy from Scarborough just rising to fame,” Gebeyehu said. “His donation helps us preserve our culture and share it with everyone else.”

    Source : EthioGirl .com 

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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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  • 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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  • Ethiopia cruise to next round

    The "Red Foxes" of Ethiopia are through to the last round of the CAF U17 AFCON qualifiers after a 2-1 home win against Egyptian little Pharaohs on Sunday.

    A brace from Abubekir Nasir in Dire Dawa City sealed the next round spot for the Coach Atinafu Alemu's prodigies on 5-2 aggregate.

    Abubekir opened the scoring early in the 11th minute, a lead that lasted into the first interval. He grabbed a brace in the 50th minute for a comfortable 2-0.

    The little Pharaohs never lost hope as they continued to press forward, and ten minutes to regulation time, Yesuf pulled the consolation to end the tie 2-1 in favor of the hosts.

    In another qualifier, Tanzania's Serengeti Boys dispatched visiting South Africa 2-0 to also book a spot in the next phase.

    Eight teams will make it to Madagascar next year for the championship.

    Source: soka25east.com

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  • Genzebe Dibaba Wins Women's 3000m IAAF Diamond League in Lausanne

    Ethiopian athlete Genzebe Dibaba has won women's 3000m IAAF Diamond League in Laussane, Switzerland.

    She finished the race 8:31.84. Kenyan Hellen Onsando Obiri took the second place, and othe Kenyan athlete Mercy Cherono took third place.

    Genzebe has 10 cumulative points in the league followed by Obiri who has 6 cumulative points.

    Source: IAAF

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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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  • ETHIOPIA DETERMINED TO COMPLETE THE NILE DAM BY 2017


    Ethiopia determined to complete the Nile dam by 2017

    The Nile is the longest river in the world passing through 11 different countries including Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan and Egypt. It is the primary source of water for many of these countries especially Egypt and Sudan.

     

     

    Ethiopia is constructing electrical dam on the Nile River. The dam is expected to be completed by 2017. The target is to construct electrical dam with 145 meters high and 1780 meters long.

     

    This dam will hold 74 billion cubic meter water. It will also have 16 units of power production and two power houses. After its completion in the year 2017 this great Ethiopian renaissance dam is expected to produce 6000 megawatt. This will make it the biggest and the largest hydropower project in the whole Africa and the seventh biggest in the world.


    Regardless of the construction keeps going Egypt which uses 80% of Nile river remains concerned. Egypt says the diversion of the path of Nile which is done by Ethiopia will affect the normal flow of the river to its territory. The Ethiopian government says this claim is wrong because the evasion of the river is inevitable with the construction of the dam. Ethiopian government also says even after the completion of the dam Egypt will not be affected since Ethiopia hasn’t planned to use the dam for irrigation it will be used for Electrical power production, there might also be fishing area and something like that which doesn’t affect the interest of Egypt. Ethiopia claims the only reason the path of Nile is diverted is because it is impossible to build the dam where the river is flowing.


    To support its claim Ethiopia has chosenSalini construction 23 the Italian company that has the record of building 20 big dams In 4 continents. This company has won the 4.8 billion dollar (80 Billion Ethiopian Birr) contract on March 2011. The Salini construction project manager is Francesco Verdi.


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    Egypt says its concern is from facing water crisis while the population is increasing. Egypt insists to claim the largest share of the river based on the British Nile water agreement.

    source:habeshaentertainment

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  • List of latest Ethiopians 20/80 Condominium Housing owners

    It was on Sunday August 06, 2016 that the Addis Ababa City Administration Housing Management Agency handed over 39,249 condominium houses for both 10/90 and 20/80 winners.

    According to the report women and government employees were given 30% and 20% more chance. People included on the lottery draw were the ones who have continuously saved for 29 months or people who haven't stopped saving for more than 6 months.

    The condominium units are located in Kilinto, Bole Arabsa Lideta Kirkos and Project 15 Sites, Koyo Fiche, Bole Hayat Sites 3, 4 and 5.

    It was said that 1,717 condominium houses have been built for business purposes. An estimated 8 Billion birr was spent for the development of the condominium units while another 9 billion was spent on developing infrastructure around the condominiums.

    In addition to this the construction include 46 day care centers, 14 primary schools, 6 secondary schools and 4 health centers whose construction is on the final stage.

    20/80 Result

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