Chef wants to give African food a bigger stageNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Serigne Mbaye sees links to the food of his ancestral home of Senegal all around his adopted home of New Orleans, in the gumbo, the rice dishes, even the beignets. The young chef wants to build new connections through modern New Orleans cooking, and one avenue is a series of collaborations with local restaurants. Mbaye is working to eventually turn Dakar NOLA into a full-service New Orleans restaurant. By showcasing traditional food in new ways, Mbaye hopes he can keep the story of its roots and global reach alive. “There’s COVID, there’s increased awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement, there’s the politics right now.
September 20, 2020 03:56 UTC
Zambia travel is open to foreign nationals, however, according to the US Embassy in Zambia, the Government of Zambia has suspended all tourist visas until further notice. Travelers arriving with a visitor visa or applying for a visitor visa on arrival for non-essential purposes will not be permitted entry despite Zambian borders being officially open. Entrance to Zambia through non-tourist visas or permits is subject to approval from the Ministry of Health following a health screening at the port of entry. This includes those entering Zambia at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA) and all other Zambian international airports, as well as land borders. Limited domestic flight schedules are operating twice-weekly between Kenneth Kaunda International Airport and Mfuwe International Airport, as well as between Kenneth Kaunda and Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport in Livingstone.
September 19, 2020 20:48 UTC
The Ethiopian Ministry of Health recommended that the country can hold elections with the necessary precaution measures against coronavirus pandemic.The country was supposed to conduct the six general elections last August but postponed due to the spreading COVID-19 pandemic. Minister of Health Dr. Lia Tadesse told MPs on Friday that COVID-19 cannot be a health threat to conduct the general elections if the necessary preconditions to minimize the spread of the virus are in place ahead of the poll. According to the minister, the nation’s testing capacity against COVID-19 has increased and the ministry has managed to conduct over 1,165,647 laboratory tests since mid March. Out of total laboratory tests 66,224 people were confirmed positive for the COVID-19 as 1,045 deaths have been reported since then. Ethiopia has benchmarked best preventive practices from various world countries and implemented them accordingly, Dr. Lia said, adding “nation can hold the postponed elections for the people are implementing precautionary mechanisms and developing protective awareness.”
The deputy Prime Minister, after the visit to Bulen and Wunbra districts, Metekel Zone of the regional state, where the killings occurred, vowed that the government will take “strongest measures” possible to punish perpetrators of the latest killings in the region. Reports reveal that at least 89 ethnic Amhara, Agew and Shinasha people were killed in targeted attacks in the region located in western Ethiopia. And they are perpetrated by “disenchanted youth.”Tessema said the significant numbers of the perpetrators were killed in joint operations by the national defence force and the region’s security forces. The civilians were killed by ethnic Gumuz militia in multiple arranged attacks starting from September 4, 2020, according to the reports. The militias handcuffed the victims, took them one by one to a shed they built nearby, and then shot them execution-style.
Kebour GhennaBy Kebour GhennaSeptember 19, 2020Today let’s reflect about history and national identity: Two subjects that can (most of the time) influence each other. Ethiopia’s history written by an Oromo and an Amhara is likely to be the history of two seemingly different countries. In each group, a small section of political and media propagandists are trying hard to construct the foundation of a national identity. I believe this is the greatest moral challenge of our time – but how do we construct a nation identity? Of course these elements are not enough for building a national identity… You can add some more.
Government will provide initial funding to cover certain restructuring costs for SAA, says Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan. SAA needs about R10.5 billion to restart - for workers severance packages, to pay creditors and cover operational costs. The South African government will provide initial funding to cover certain restructuring costs for South African Airways, said Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan. Funding is needed for workers severance packages, to pay creditors and cover operational costs, the minister said in response to questions from Bloomberg News. However, a "reprioritisation" of funds in the 2020 budget could be implemented to cover the restructuring costs, according to Gordhan.
September 19, 2020 15:00 UTC
A congressional investigation blames a “culture of concealment” at plane-maker Boeing and a “fundamentally flawed” regulatory system for two crashes involving Boeing’s 737 Max aircraft, including one that took the life of the family of Bermuda resident Paul Njoroge. A BBC story said, “Two fatal crashes of Boeing 737 Max aircraft were partly due to the plane-maker’s unwillingness to share technical details, a congressional investigation has found. “The US report is highly critical of both Boeing and the regulator, the Federal Aviation Administration [FAA]. “Boeing failed in its design and development of the Max, and the FAA failed in its oversight of Boeing and its certification of the aircraft,” the 18-month investigation concluded. “The Boeing 737 Max has been grounded since March 2019 after two crashes, in Indonesia and Ethiopia, caused the deaths of 346 people.”Read More AboutCategory: All
September 19, 2020 12:33 UTC
The government announced the old banknotes need to be changed within three months of time, and that people with more than 1.5 million birr reserves outside of the banking system would be confiscated. A new policy was introduced in August 2020 requiring individuals with more than the stated amount of cash reserve to deposit it in banks. There was another hurdle for those who hoarded a large reserve of cash. The reaction to the policy change was affirmative except that some politicians and activists said that it came so late. Security and law enforcement forces are given the power to enforce the policy of confiscating more than 1.5 million birr of reserve from individuals.
September 19, 2020 12:11 UTC
By ELIAS MESERET, Associated PressADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia has charged its most prominent opposition figure, Jawar Mohammed, and 23 others with terrorism-related offenses, telecom fraud and other crimes, the attorney general’s office announced Saturday. The Oromo make up Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group but had never held the country’s top post until they helped bring Abiy to power. Now ethnic tensions and intercommunal violence are posing a growing challenge to his reforms. His lawyers have repeatedly asserted he was locked up because of his political views and have called for his release. Human rights groups have warned that such arrests show that Abiy’s political reforms are slipping.
Ethiopian opposition figure Jawar Mohammed and 23 other people have been charged with terrorism-related offences, telecom fraud and other criminal activities, the attorney-general's office announced on Saturday. The Oromo make up Ethiopia's largest ethnic group but had never held the country's top post until they helped bring Abiy to power. Jawar has been fiercely critical of the Ethiopian leader over the postponement of the general election once planned for August because of the coronavirus pandemic. Human rights groups have warned that such arrests show that Abiy's political reforms are slipping. Security reforms take time, he said.
FILE - In this Thursday Oct. 24, 2019 file photo, Jawar Mohammed speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at his house in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ethiopia's most prominent opposition figure, Jawar Mohammed, and 23 other people have been charged with terrorism-related offenses, telecom fraud and other criminal activities, the attorney general's office announced Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, File)FILE - In this Thursday Oct. 24, 2019 file photo, Jawar Mohammed speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at his house in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ethiopia's most prominent opposition figure, Jawar Mohammed, and 23 other people have been charged with terrorism-related offenses, telecom fraud and other criminal activities, the attorney general's office announced Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, File)ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia has charged its most prominent opposition figure, Jawar Mohammed, and 23 others with terrorism-related offenses, telecom fraud and other crimes, the attorney general’s office announced Saturday.
Ministry of Transport and Ethio-Djibouti Rail Way S.C have endorsed a strategic plans aiming at freight service development. The Rail Way also has transported huge amount of cargo and comes with growing capacity of freight service, it was indicated. During an introductory conference on Ethio-Djibouti Rail Way Strategy and Freight Service Thursday, Transport Minister Dagmawit Moges, told journalists that the government is working hand in hand with Ethio-Djibouti Rail Way to develop Freight and cargo service. Adding, we have observed that the rail way has resulted in crucial role on logistics service; thus the government has settled plans to give provisions [Rail Way] with financial, structural and administrative aspects. “I see the momentum that has been building up since the start of its [Ethio-Dibouti Rail Way] operation in early 2018; transportation volume has been increasing” he noticed.
September 19, 2020 09:33 UTC
Ethiopia- ADDIS ABABA (HAN) September 19. Ethiopian Embassy in India disclosed that it has focused on promoting activities that help the country put policy reforms into practice by which it can potentially attract more foreign direct investment (FDI) during the post COVD-19 era. Ambassador Tizita added that as the first African country which opened its Embassy in India in 1948, Ethiopia has strong historical relations with India especially in capacity building as many Indian scholars have participated in expanding education in Ethiopia. “Currently Ethiopia is taking serious practical reforms in easing doing business, introducing new technologies to facilitate the service like one stop shopping and online services. Besides, the privatization and partial liberalization measurements are among the plausible steps the Ethiopian government is striding to create suitable ground for private sector development in Ethiopia,” Ambassador Dr. Tizita underscored.
September 19, 2020 09:22 UTC
Ground and brewed “tableside” by your own personal barista, the “Ethiopian Cup of Excellence Queens Coffee” is served in a crystal wine glass and is a generous portion that might even stretch to two. Based in a very upscale district of Central London, the Queens of Mayfair coffee shop has already sold more than half of its available stock, which can only be drunk on the premises as part of an exclusive experience. This particular lot of Ethiopian coffee beans won first place in the Cup of Excellence, a prestigious annual competition for high-quality coffees. The coffee was graded 91.08/95 by the competition’s international panel of judges and coffee experts following rigorous tasting and testing, according to Queens. Purists will be pleased to hear that the coffee is served black and straight up.
September 19, 2020 08:26 UTC