The tripartite negotiations between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia have stalled since February, when Ethiopia boycotted the talks accusing Sudan of using the US to put pressure on them. Ethiopia says it is concerned that it is being asked to offer mitigation in case of a prolonged drought. Ethiopia wants to fill it in seven years, and Egypt wants the dam to be filled from 10 years onwards to minimise the reduction of the flow of Nile waters downstream. Last week, Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, wrote a letter to the UN Security Council about Ethiopia’s unilateral move to fill the dam outside the tripartite discussions. In its March report, the International Crisis Group (ICG) said the new differences between Ethiopia and Egypt over could slide out of control unless the two countries embrace dialogue.
May 16, 2020 12:33 UTC
BEIRUT: Foreign workers in Lebanon are seeking repatriation because the country’s dire economic situation has left employers unable to pay them. There are more than 150,000 foreigners working legally in Lebanon, and 80,000 working illegally. “The LNHRC-CPT contacted Lebanese General Security and it decided to exempt the employees from paying the residency allowance and fines. Some airlines refused to send empty planes to Lebanon due to huge losses, he said, but explained the biggest problem related to workers from countries with which Lebanon had no diplomatic relations. “Lebanon cannot do anything for them except offer humanitarian assistance, while the Syrian regime does not want to open the borders for them yet.
May 16, 2020 10:35 UTC
Ethiopian Government Warns Against Planned Election in Tigray RegionBy Staff ReporterMay 16, 2020 (Ezega.com) -- The Ethiopian ruling party has warned that it will take all the necessary measures if the Tigray region conducts elections separately. Debretsion Gebremichael, chairman of the Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF) in a briefing on Wednesday said the Tigray regional state will hold the election while all the necessary precautions to contain the spread of COVID-19 are in place. “I don’t understand why the Prime Minister decided to oppose the Tigray region that wants to hold election based on the constitution. Failing to hold an election is against citizens’ right to elect and be elected. It must be noted that the TPLF has been the sole power inside Tigray for more than three decades.
May 16, 2020 06:53 UTC
Ethiopia’s election board says they failed to submit document as part of the requirement in the new regulation. borkenaMay 15, 2020The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) announced on Friday that it has rescinded recognition of 27 opposition political parties. Of the 106 parties who received a notification letter from the election board, only 76 have submitted documents,” said the statement that the election board released on social media. The election board is one of the institutions that went through a reform process after Abiy Ahmed became prime minister in April 2018. On the other hand, the Board says that 27 parties have not submitted the required document, and they are no longer recognized as political parties in the country.
May 16, 2020 03:22 UTC
By Our CorrespondentsMedical and herbal practitioners, activists as well as other prominent Nigerians have continued to express divergent views over federal government’s decision to embrace the Madagascar herbal solution, COVID Organic, to combat Coronavirus. But, a medical practitioner, Stephen Okonofua, expressed dismay over federal government’s plan to import the herbal remedy called COVID Organics from Madagascar for the treatment of COVID-19. He warned that the touted Madagascar herbal mixture herbal must be validated by the relevant agencies before being put to use in the country. An Osogbo-based medical expert, Tolu Adedeji, expressed disappointment at federal government over the decision to airlift the Madagascar remedy to Nigeria. A Public Analyst, Uche Nnorom, said there was nothing wrong in experimenting with the Madagascar herbal drug.
May 16, 2020 02:13 UTC
Benishangul Gumuz region, where Ethiopia’s dam project, reported confirmed Coronavirus cases for the first time. borkenaMay 15, 2020Ethiopia has confirmed 15 new coronavirus cases over the past twenty-four hours. Coupled with the latest confirmed cases, the total number of coronavirus cases has now reached 287, including active and inactive cases. In terms of geographical distribution, eight of the newly confirmed cases are from the capital Addis Ababa. On the bright side, four new cases of recovery are registered on Friday which makes the total cases of recovery to 112.
May 16, 2020 01:11 UTC
Ivanka Trump was on Wednesday in the Ivory Coast, where she has placed once again the emphasis on female entrepreneurship. A welcome song to Ivanka Trump. The daughter and adviser of the american president was on Wednesday in the Ivory Coast, where she visited a cocoa plantation of Adzope. It was hosted by women working in the plantation, singing “We must work for the future of our children”, shows a video posted by Mac William Bishop, producer for NBC News. #WGDP — Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) April 17, 2019On Monday, the advisor to the us president was in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where she visited a coffee shop and a textile company.
May 15, 2020 17:15 UTC
“We have invited Boeing to discuss compensation. It's compensation for the grounded MAX ... there is also compensation for delayed delivery of the MAX that was supposed to come and loss of revenue,” Tewolde said in an interview, adding that it expects compensation by the end of June when its fiscal year closes. He did not say how much compensation the airline, with four MAX planes in its fleet, was seeking or how many planes it has on order. The global aviation industry is at a virtual standstill due to the coronavirus pandemic, forcing airlines that were once eager for new jet deliveries to grow their networks to scale back their flying schedules and park planes. To help it overcome a drastic downturn in passenger revenues, Tewolde said his airline has converted 22 passengers planes to cargo aircraft, stripping out all seats.
May 15, 2020 17:03 UTC
ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopian Airlines expects a settlement with planemaker Boeing by end of June over the crash of an 737 MAX plane in March 2019, CEO Tewolde Gebremariam told Reuters on Friday. Ethiopian now has four MAX planes in its fleet. Ethiopian, Africa’s largest airline, is also seeking compensation for the impact of the accident on its brand, Tewolde said. Since early March, Ethiopian has converted 22 passengers planes to cargo aircraft, stripping out all seats, the CEO said. Ethiopian made a loss of $550 million between January and April, but Tewolde ruled out seeking a bailout from the Ethiopian government.
May 15, 2020 16:07 UTC
Ethiopian Airlines expects a settlement with planemaker Boeing (BA.N) by end of June over the crash of an 737 MAX plane in March 2019, CEO Tewolde Gebremariam told Reuters on Friday. Ethiopian now has four MAX planes in its fleet. Ethiopian, Africa’s largest airline, is also seeking compensation for the impact of the accident on its brand, Tewolde said. Since early March, Ethiopian has converted 22 passengers planes to cargo aircraft, stripping out all seats, the CEO said. Ethiopian made a loss of $550 million between January and April, but Tewolde ruled out seeking a bailout from the Ethiopian government.
May 15, 2020 16:07 UTC
The flight is expected to land at Entebbe Airport on May 18. The Ministry of Health had earlier approved the businessman’s request to have the three members of his family quarantined at his Legacy Courts in Bugolobi, a Kampala suburb. Dr Mwebesa said the family would during the quarantine be for coronavirus. The U.S. is one of the epicentres of coronavirus, with close to two million battling the disease. Others pointed out that several Ugandans in dire need and wish to return home are still stuck abroad.
May 15, 2020 14:32 UTC
: Israel’s longest serving prime minister, first elected to Knesset in 1988, has served as foreign minister and finance minister: Served as transportation minister for a decade and foreign minister for a year: Former minister of immigrant absorption, public diplomacy and Diaspora affairs who also served as Knesset speaker for seven yearsNetanyahu disappoints Nir Barkat by giving education portfolio to Galant, former construction minister: Continuing to serve in the position: Served as justice minister, considered close to Netanyahu and his familyServed as IDF spokeswoman and minister of culture and sports, considered close to Netanyahu and his wife Sara: Former student leader who served as social equality minister: Served as economy minister and MK in Moshe Kahlon's Kulanu partyServed as science and technology minister and social welfare minister, former Netanyahu aide: Served as Diaspora affairs minister and deputy foreign minister and as an emissary in AtlantaHas been an MK since 1988 and has held many portfolios including internal security, environment and healthServed as communications minister and coalition chairman and member of Jerusalem city councilFormer Air Force combat pilot who headed Knesset’s Land of Israel caucusEthiopian immigrant activist who jumped ship from Blue and White ahead of the March electionFormer social welfare minister and union leaderA resident of Kiryat Shmona, she served as construction minister and MK in Moshe Kahlon’s Kulanu partyFormer Jerusalem affairs minister and environmental protection ministerBlue and White head set to become prime minister in November 2021 in coalition deal, Former IDF chief of staffFormer IDF chief of staff whose entry into politics facilitated the formation of Blue and WhiteHead of Blue and White faction in the Knesset and former chairman of the Histadrut Labor FederationFormer Gantz adviser and Labor Knesset candidate who has held municipal posts in Yeruham and Bat Yam and ran a school in RamleIsrael’s first Ethiopian-born minister made aliya with her family at age three, attorney and former journalistSuccessful hi-tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist who launched and sold multiple start-ups with hefty exitsFarmer from Kibbutz Mefalsim on the Gaza border who served as mayor of the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional CouncilActivist known for helping the elderly, former member of the Jerusalem city council, was a Knesset candidate with Tzipi Livni’s Hatnua partyFormer Yeruham mayor, director of the United Israel Appeal (Canada) and the Jewish Agency’s Beersheba branchLawyer and former deputy mayor of Tel Aviv, who challenged incumbent Ron Huldai unsuccessfully in 2018Lawyer and regulator who headed the Israel Electric Corporation and earned a degree from Harvard UniversityIsrael’s first haredi (ultra-Orthodox) minister, who studied at CambridgeMinister of Minorities: Not appointed yetFormer mayor of Ra’anana who headed the Knesset committee that legislated the bills needed to form the governmentEnvironmental activist and former news anchor-womanFormer chairman of the National Union of Israeli StudentsShas leader, Israel’s most veteran minister, first sworn in to the cabinet in December 1988Rabbi and deputy mayor of AshkelonUTJ leader, long-time health minister, representative of Gerrer hassidic sectFormer defense minister, environment minister and Histadrut Labor Federation chairmanFormer National Union of Israeli Students chairman who led socioeconomic protests in 2011Former journalist and Netanyahu spokesman, co-authored Israel vs. Iran: The Shadow War with Jerusalem Post editor Yaakov KatzFormer cabinet secretary of NetanyahuDaughter of former foreign minister David LevyFormer Air Force pilot, education minister, and IDF chief rabbi
May 15, 2020 14:14 UTC
Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-15 21:16:50|Editor: huaxiaVideo Player CloseADDIS ABABA, May 15 (Xinhua) -- The Ethiopian Minister of Science and Higher Education (MoSHE) Hirut Woldemariam has hailed the support and assistance by the Chinese government and companies in boosting quality higher education in the East African country. The minister also hailed the support from the Chinese people in such difficult times. China as well as Chinese companies and institutions are providing varied forms of support to Ethiopia's endeavor in ensuring quality education, especially at higher-level institutions, said Hirut. We are really enjoying the partnership we have with Huawei, and of course with other companies and institutes, institutions in China." Commending the support from China and the Chinese companies, the Minister said the country will continue capacity building programs that the Chinese companies are working with and supporting Ethiopia.
May 15, 2020 13:18 UTC
FILE PHOTO: Grounded Ethiopian Airlines planes are seen in the airfield at the Bole International Airport amid concerns about the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia April 7, 2020. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri ReutersADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopian Airlines expects a settlement with planemaker Boeing by end of June over the crash of an 737 MAX plane in March 2019, CEO Tewolde Gebremariam told Reuters on Friday. Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 bound for Kenya crashed six minutes after take-off from the capital Addis Ababa, killing all 157 passengers and crew. "By the end of June, which is the end of our fiscal year, we should have something...meaning compensation." The airline is also asking Boeing to compensate it for the accident's "impact on the brand", Tewolde said.
May 15, 2020 12:33 UTC
Pnina Tamano-Shata has been chosen by incoming deputy prime minister Benny Gantz, who is forming a unity government with PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Pnina Tamano-Shata, who belongs to Benny Gantz's centrist Blue and White party, has been named as immigration minister. She and her parents were among almost 7,000 Ethiopian Jews airlifted out of the country by Israel between November 1984 and January 1985. Some 16,000 Ethiopian Jews had walked by foot from their homes in northern Ethiopia to get to Sudan and onward to Israel. The first operations to bring Ethiopian Jews to Israel were carried out by the Mossad, Israel's secret service, in a series of daring actions from 1980.
May 15, 2020 12:33 UTC