Friends and family members of Angela Rehhorn participated in a beach cleanup as a way to carry on Rehhorn’s passion for preserving and protecting the environment. As Alexa MacLean reports, Rehhorn was among the 157 killed aboard an Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed in March.
April 21, 2019 00:22 UTC
Rehhorn, originally from Orillia, Ont., was among the 157 passengers who died onboard an Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed en route to Kenya. READ MORE: Friends, strangers mourn passengers on Ethiopian Airlines with connection to HalifaxOn Saturday, friends, family and complete strangers wore gloves and carried plastic bags to commemorate what would have been Rehhorn’s 25th birthday and clean up the beaches of her adoptive home. Paula Lagman, one of the organizers of the beach cleanup, describes Rehhorn as selfless and someone who would go out of her way to help her friends, family and the environment. A cleanup to honour Rehhorn has already occurred in Saint Andrews, N.B., and another is planned in Ottawa. Lagman says she hopes to make the cleanup an annual event, continuing Angela’s efforts to create a healthier, cleaner earth.
April 20, 2019 20:03 UTC
Boeing Max planes -- the aerospace firm's all-time best-seller -- have been grounded worldwide since then, while engineers and investigators seek the exact causes of the crashes. The new review will be chaired by Chris Hart, a former head of the US National Transportation Safety Board, and will include experts from the FAA and NASA. In addition, civil aviation authorities from these countries will take part: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the European Union, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg, who was on board one recent test flight, vowed to make the 737 Max "one of the safest airplanes ever to fly." The US Federal Aviation Administration is planning what it calls a comprehensive multi-nation review of the control systems of the Boeing 737 Max airliner to include experts from nine civil aviation authorities; the review should take 90 days
April 20, 2019 18:33 UTC
Boeing's billion-dollar bungle has tainted American aviation prestige — how will it recover? But in recent months, the company has hit unprecedented turbulence after two separate air crashes involving its 737 MAX jets killed over 300 people within five months, which resulted in global suspensions of the fleet. "No one is immune from brand and reputation damage, especially after these fatal crashes … bad memories always last much longer." But how did the MAX 737 slip through regulators? "Clearly, confidence in the FAA as the gold standard for aviation has been shaken," Mr Scovel said.
April 20, 2019 18:33 UTC
The Government of Ethiopia, which eyes oil and gas as major income generator over the coming years, has drafted petroleum policy. On Friday the country’s first petroleum policy draft was presented to civil society representatives and opposition political party leaders, who commented on the draft policy that will be implemented in the coming fifteen years. After including comments from different segments of the society, the Ministry expects the policy to be finalized in the coming months. The policy involves issues such as how companies should conduct their business as well as the benefits of local communities from the petroleum industry, among others. In a related development this week the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum of Ethiopia has granted mining exploration license for eight companies.
April 20, 2019 17:03 UTC
The revenue authority of Ethiopia says it has collected 145 billion birr ($5 billion) during the first nine months of Ethiopian fiscal year started July 8, 2018. The tax collection of the country has improved following the recent reform and restructuring of tax collection authorities. At the end of this year the Ministry plans to collect 213 billion birr tax (around $7.5 billion). Ethiopia’s tax collection increased from Birr 12.4 billion in 2005 to Birr 165.3 billion in 2015 indicating over thirteen fold increase in the decade, according to the 2017 study by the UN Development Program, entitled Performance and Prospects of Tax Collection in Ethiopia. In 2005 Ethiopia’s tax to GDP ratio was 12.5 percent after a decade of robust and strong economic growth this ratio came to 13.4 percent posting very little progress.
April 20, 2019 15:56 UTC
So far, the council has said it is ready to meet some of the protestors’ demands, including fighting corruption. Notably, Defense Minister Awad Ibn Aouf, who announced al-Bashir’s departure, has stated he will not head the transitional council. The goal of the initiative is to empower 50 million women in the developing world through employment and economic stability by 2025. Trump ended her visit to the continent with an appearance at the Women Entrepreneurs Financial Initiative Summit. Despite this trip and Melania’s visit to Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, and Egypt last year, President Trump himself has yet to visit the continent.
April 20, 2019 09:56 UTC
By AGGREY MUTAMBOMore by this AuthorKenya and Ethiopian are seeking to dissuade residents from engaging in inter-clan violence and engage in co-operation. In 2015, the two countries signed Support for Effective Co-operation and Co-ordination of Cross-border Initiatives in southwest Ethiopia-northwest Kenya, Marsabit-Borana and Dawa, and Kenya-Somalia-Ethiopia to enhance stability in the region. It remains both fragile and volatile,” said Mohamud Mohamed Ali, the governor of Marsabit County in Kenya where Moyale is situated. Last year, Marsabit County had to grapple with thousands of Ethiopians fleeing ethnic violence across the border. Traditionally, ethnic violence in the area was mainly around raids for animals in order to pay dowry or ensure the victims fled from the pasture land.
April 20, 2019 09:22 UTC
The situation in Sudan remains uncertain where the transitional military council is already expressing turbulence and the protests are still far from over. The association also called for more protests and called for the military to hand-over power to the people of Sudan. The majority of the protestors opposed the military council and called for the establishment of a civil government. For years, especially following the departure of South Sudan as an independent state, the economy of Sudan was deeply affected. “During these 30 years in power, Al-Bashir built an elaborate political-security structure with himself right in the center.
April 20, 2019 07:18 UTC
As part of its fast and profitable growth strategy Ethiopian Airlines Group is planning to become a USD 25 billion company by 2035, it was learnt. In Ethiopian Airlines we are always expected to have a 15 year strategic plan. The management of the airline is now finalizing the new 15 year growth plan which aims at transforming the national flag carrier into a 25 billion dollars company. When the airline started implementing Vision 2025 in 2010, it was a 1.3 billion USD company. Ethiopian Airlines recently inaugurated a five star hotel built at a cost of 65 million dollars at its main hub in Addis Ababa.
April 20, 2019 06:33 UTC
Editor: Wei XuanyiUnited Nations staff on Friday marked the Chinese Language Day with an aim to promote Chinese language and culture inside the premises of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa. The Chinese Language Day event, which was organized by the UN-ECA in collaboration with the Chinese Mission to the African Union (AU), featured presentations on Chinese culture, exhibition, Kung Fu performance, traditional Chinese musical instrument performance and Chinese tea ceremony, among other activities. Carlos Hadaad, Director of Division of Administration at the ECA, said during the event that the Chinese Language Day commemoration signifies the promotion of multilingualism of Chinese language as well as various aspects of Chinese culture. April 20 was chosen as the Chinese Language Day to pay tribute to Cangjie, a mythical figure claimed to have invented Chinese characters. "As carriers of the Chinese culture, the Chinese language has made a positive contribution to the development and progress of the world's civilizations, and is exhibiting new life under new circumstances," the ambassador added.
April 20, 2019 04:18 UTC
Family: Wife to president Ali Bongo Ondimba since 1989, the couple have four biological children together. Sylvia’s mother, Evelyne Valentin, was President Bongo Ondimba’s secretary. dedicated to supporting children orphaned by /AIDS, and also champions causes for the youth, women and children. READMOREEthiopia’s Zinash TayachewFull name / age: Zinash Tayachew Bere/ 41 years oldMandate: First Lady since 2 April, 2018Advocacy: Committed to supporting children’s needs in education. Prior to taking up her role as First Lady, Zinash lived with her three daughters, in the United States.
April 20, 2019 01:52 UTC
This is expected to result in significant crop loss, increased food prices, and poor livestock body conditions and milk availability, which will reduce poor households’ access to food. In agricultural areas, below-average production, rising food prices, and low agricultural labor demand will reduce food availability and access. Food prices are rising in eastern Uganda and the country’s food exports are likely to decline to below-average levels. Food prices are expected to rise to above-average levels in Somalia, while current high food prices in most of Ethiopia are likely to be sustained. Given below-normal livestock holdings and below-average income from livestock production, household food access will decline through late 2019.
April 19, 2019 20:03 UTC
In St. Paul, the new consulate has a broad range of powers and responsibilities, from granting travel visas and passports to promoting tourism and trade. Dawit Jida, proprietor of the Demera Restaurant on University Avenue, said it was a relief to finally have an Ethiopian consulate in St. Paul. Related Articles Metro Transit light-rail ridership hit new high during NCAA Final Four championshipIn St. Paul, rising Mississippi River expected to again crest Wednesday‘She made us whole. Now we’re broken.’ Family grieves at sentencing of man who murdered St. Paul woman, raped teen. But to Wako, these are better days for Ethiopians in Minnesota, and for their relatives back in his country of origin.
April 19, 2019 17:37 UTC
Ethiopian Airlines Group's Chief Executive Officer, Tewolde Gebremariam has extolled association with Chinese firms for helping the air carrier to achieve impressive growth. He also said Ethiopian Airlines has partnered with Chinese air carriers to give top quality services to customers in Ethiopian Airlines' Chinese flight destinations. "Ethiopian Airlines wants to thank Shenzhen Airlines, Air China for the support they have given to Ethiopian Airlines. The Ethiopian Airlines CEO further said his airlines is planning to build on its current successful partnership with Chinese firms to make it a long term partnership. " Ethiopian Airlines is planning to build a new airport 38 km from Addis Ababa and we intend to develop the new airport together with Chinese firms," said Gebremariam.
April 19, 2019 17:25 UTC