Addis Abeba — Ethiopian Airlines Group refuted as "false allegation" a report that its services was blocking Tigrayans from travel to and the the Tigray regional state. On Wednesday 31 May, The Guardian newspaper published a story that "a civil society organization has launched a lawsuit against Ethiopian Airlines, accusing the state-owned carrier of discriminating against ethnic Tigrayans." Ethiopian Airlines resumed travel between Mekelle, the capital of Tigray, and Adddis Abeba on 28 December following the permanent cessation of hostilities agreement signed between the federal government and the TPLF in November 2022. In response, Ethiopian Airlines said that it "is enhancing its services to the region. In cognizant to the growing demand, currently Nine (9) daily flights are being operated to the region's capital Mekelle and Shire.
June 03, 2023 16:02 UTC
Damaged belongings of people at the Metema border point of entry (Photo: OCHA Ethiopia/ Yosef Zegeye)Addis Abeba – Heavy rainfall in Metema over the last few days has exacerbated an already challenging situation of refugees crossing to Ethiopia from war-torn Sudan, according to a recent UN report. The rainfall has resulted in significant damage to temporary shelters and personal effects of newly arrived refugees, while also flooding local healthcare facilities, causing significant disruption to essential health services, the report stated. Since the start of the crisis in Sudan in April, there has been a significant increase in people crossing into Ethiopia via various entry points. As of the end of May, nearly 48,000 individuals, predominantly Ethiopian returnees, have crossed the border. Of these, over 36,200 have entered through Metema, where an estimated 1,000 new arrivals are recorded daily.
June 03, 2023 14:49 UTC
Three Muslim worshipers were shot to death and dozens injured by Ethiopian security forces following a demolition of the grand mosque Anwar Masjid in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. 🚨 Ethiopian government forces have been firing directly at Muslim who have been protesting over demolition of Mosques around the capital which has led to multiple deaths. The death toll has not been confirmed but it is thought at least 12 people have been killed. Over the… pic.twitter.com/w6v5ZiRFe4 — • (@Alhamdhulillaah) June 3, 2023The incident happened after Friday prayers. Recently, the local authorities demolished several Muslim places of worship on the outskirts of Addis Ababa as part of a contentious urban planning project, sparking anger among Ethiopian Muslims.
June 03, 2023 14:32 UTC
ADDIS ABABA – The number of people arriving in Ethiopia due to the ongoing situation in Sudan has reached nearly 48,000, a new report reveals. Close to 48,000 border crossings from Sudan into Amhara and Benishangul Gumuz regions of Ethiopia have been recorded since the onset of the conflict in Sudan in mid April. Authorities along with humanitarian partners are providing hot meals, health services, nutrition screening and supplementation, transportation services, and relocation activities. This response, however, has recently been affected by heavy rainfall that the Metema District is experiencing recently. The agency stated that”additional funding urgently required to support ongoing response to influx” from the neighboring country.
June 03, 2023 13:27 UTC
US first lady Jill Biden visited Egypt's pyramids of Giza on Saturday, the second day of her visit to Cairo. Ms Biden was accompanied by Egypt's Tourism and Antiquities Minister Ahmed Essa and Mostafa Waziri, the head of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities. READ MORE Jill Biden meets President El Sisi and wife Entisar Amer in EgyptOfficials presented a pharaonic necklace, shaped in the form of a scarab, to Mrs Biden as a souvenir of her visit. Mrs Biden also visited a technical school in Cairo and later met young Egyptians at Al Azhar mosque, the prestigious seat of Sunni Islamic learning. Last year, US President Joe Biden visited the country to attend the UN climate summit in the Red Sea resort city of Sharm El Sheikh.
June 03, 2023 11:07 UTC
Kassa spoke to Insider about the documentary and said the late Queen privately showed her support. 12 members of the royal family were held in a 154-square-foot room with no running water and giant rats. A portrait of the Ethiopian royal family before the revolution, which is used in the documentary. Kassa added that she's extremely grateful to the British royal family and British public for their support during the revolution. After 14 years in prison, seven female members of the royal family were released in May 1988, AP News reported at the time.
June 03, 2023 10:30 UTC
June 03, (THEWILL) – Efforts by the management of controversial national carrier, Nigeria Air, to move a step further in obtaining the airline’s Air Operator Certificate (AOC), have been halted by the apex aviation regulatory Agency – Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). The five phases of acquiring an AOC are Pre-application Phase; Formal Application Phase; Document Evaluation Phase; Demonstration and Inspection Phase, and Certification Phase. A document obtained by THEWILL shows that the proposed national carrier has yet to exit stage one of the Air Operator Certificate (AOC). However, the promoters of Nigeria Air had, a few weeks ago, brazenly brought in a painted Ethiopian Airline aircraft to put up an impression that the project is on course. This latest development, supported claims by Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) that Nigeria Air had no AOC to flag off flight operations last Friday, just as it applauded Capt.
June 03, 2023 10:19 UTC
Another insists it is a gray fox, which can also have a reddish coat. Yet another, says it is a hybrid from interbreeding between a red and gray fox. Gray foxes have almost twice as many chromosomes as red foxes, making crossbreeding between the two virtually impossible genetically. As for visually distinguishing a red fox from a gray, part of the body, neck, tail and legs of some gray foxes can be the same orangish color as a red fox. On the other hand, the body of a red fox is usually all the same orange color except for white chest and underside.
June 03, 2023 09:14 UTC
Photo: Ethiopian Airlines GroupAddis Abeba – Ethiopian Airlines Group refuted as “false allegation” a report that its service was blocking Tigrayans from travel to and the the Tigray regional state. It has since started services between started connecting Shire with Addis Abeba. It also claims the company has increased ticket prices for the route as a form of “collective sanction” against the people of Tigray.”In response, Ethiopian Airlines said that it “is enhancing its services to the region. These flight services are among the largest daily connectivity to a region in the airline’s domestic services. Ethiopian is committed to offering smooth flight services to its domestic and international passengers without any discrimination,” and called the accusations “false allegations.” AS
June 03, 2023 09:00 UTC
In This Story: EthiopiaEthiopia, in the Horn of Africa, is a rugged, landlocked country split by the Great Rift Valley. With archaeological finds dating back more than 3 million years, it’s a place of ancient culture. Among its important sites are Lalibela with its rock-cut Christian churches from the 12th–13th centuries. Aksum is the ruins of an ancient city with obelisks, tombs, castles and Our Lady Mary of Zion church. 3 Recent Items: Ethiopia
June 03, 2023 07:33 UTC
People pray over the body of Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster at the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles abbey, near Gower, Mo., Sunday, May 28, 2023. ... People pray over the body of Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster at the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles abbey, near Gower, Mo., Sunday, May 28, 2023. Hundreds of people visited the small town in Missouri this week to see the nun's body that has barely decomposed since 2019 — some are saying it's a sign of holiness in Catholicism, while others are saying the lack of decomposition may not be as rare as people think. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
June 03, 2023 06:10 UTC
Anwar Mosque (Photo : SM)By Staff ReporterADDIS ABABA – (BORKENA) – A young man was killed and many others sustained heavy bodily injuries following clashes between Muslim protestors and the police in the capital, Addis Ababa, sources said. People and institutions are denouncing the improper actions taken by the Security Forces to disperse the peaceful Muslim protests near Anwar Mosque in Addis Ababa. The Council expressed sadness over the loss of lives and injuries sustained due to excessive force applied by the Security Force. The Council admonished the government and the Security Force to accomplish their duties of preserving peace and security with extreme caution. The young man who was shot by the Security Force here during the Muslim Protest at Anwar Mosque lost his life in the hospital, according to sources.
June 03, 2023 01:46 UTC
ADDIS ABABA: Three people were killed on Friday when police clashed with worshippers outside Addis Ababa´s largest mosque, Ethiopian security forces said. Several Muslim places of worship have been destroyed on the outskirts of Addis Ababa in recent months as part of a controversial urban planning project, which has sparked anger among worshippers.Police fired teargas at worshippers outside the Grand Anwar Mosque, in the latest clashes fuelled by the destruction of mosques in the outskirts of the Ethiopian capital. Ethiopia´s Joint Security and Intelligence Task Force said three people had died in the clashes, according to a statement published by Fana Broadcasting Corporate, a state-affiliated channel. Property of unknown value had been destroyed, it said, adding that 65 police officers suffered “light and heavy injuries.”
June 03, 2023 01:27 UTC
ISLAMABAD - Ethiopian Ambassador to Pakistan Jamal Baker Abdullah appreciated the efforts of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) President Ahsan Zafar Bakhtawari for promoting bilateral relations and starting direct flights between Pakistan and Ethiopia. The envoy during a visit of the chamber’s office also presented a shield of honour to Ahsan Bakhtawari on behalf of his government for rendering “valuable services for the strengthening of relations between Pakistan and Ethiopia, especially for the improvement of trade relations,” an ICCI news release said on Friday. This year, an ICCI delegation led by its President Ahsan Bakhtawari visited Ethiopia and laid the foundation for efforts to take the relations between the two countries to new heights. Ambassador Jamal Baker Abdullah, in his remarks on the occasion, said steps were being taken by both sides to further improve their trade relations. He viewed that during the last year, the relations between the two countries and the interest of their business community in each other had increased enormously due to the efforts of the chamber.
June 03, 2023 00:56 UTC
There is a lot of religious graffiti at the site of the Holy Sepulchre. The picture allowed academics to say with greater certainty that today's Holy Sepulchre is indeed Jesus Christ's earthly resting place. “The Romans built it to cover up the fact that this was the Holy Sepulchre,” Mr Hintlian says. Mr Hintlian says such confused and intense images suit the Holy Sepulchre perfectly. That is why writing a book about the Holy Sepulchre is one of the most difficult undertakings,” he says.
June 02, 2023 23:12 UTC