Addis Ababa August 14/2022 /ENA/ Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced the successful accomplishment of the 4th round of Grreen Legacy Initiative at a ceremony held in Dire Dawa today. During the occasion, Prime Minister Abiy said the nation has been able to plant 25 billion tree seedlings over the past four years surpassing the target 20 billion. The successes accomplished in the Green Legacy Initiative demonstrate the fact that Ethiopians are capable of implementing their plans to realizing national prosperity. The success registered shows that Ethiopia can realize its big development projects. Enhanced culture of tree planting ensures the objective of realizing food self-sufficiency as the dams in the country will get permanent rain and protect the fertile soil of the country, he said adding that this in turn will help the nation to restore its real image that had been damaged due to drought and hunger.
August 14, 2022 18:52 UTC
Severe bus driver shortage impacting schools nationwide A nationwide shortage of bus drivers is impacting as much as 86% of school across the United States. Schools have been forced to alter or entirely scrap bus routes amid the lack of staffing. Danya Bacchus has more.
August 14, 2022 17:31 UTC
Jaipur, Aug 14 (PTI) Ethiopia's Women and Social Affairs Minister Ergogie Tesfaye visited the Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti here on Sunday and witnessed the manufacturing process of its world-famous artificial limb 'Jaipur Foot'. Tesfaye said she hoped that her country would soon sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the BMVSS for setting up a permanent 'Jaipur Foot' centre in Ethiopia, according to a release issued by the BMVSS. "The Ethiopian minister said the Jaipur Foot was the most ideal for the rehabilitation of Ethiopian amputees and the proposed centre in Ethiopia will help in the rehabilitation of the Ethiopian amputees in a big way," it said. Tesfaye also held discussions with BMVSS founder and chief patron D R Mehta and other officials of the organisation on setting up the 'Jaipur Foot' centre in Ethiopia. PTI SDA DIV DIV DIV
August 14, 2022 17:20 UTC
Youth must have josh of Unnikrishnan, Taj Hotel staff: 26/11 hero Brigadier SheoranBengaluru, July 23 (UNI) "He stopped my Gypsy by standing in front of it. He said he would like to be in the first batch, not second. What is the use of my training if it is not put to use before the mission gets over. This is the kind of josh I want in every youth of the country," Brigadier Sheoran said reminiscing 26/11 martyr Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan at an event here.
August 14, 2022 15:08 UTC
With airfares finally dropping, travelers should take advantage, experts say Airline ticket prices peaked in May, as pent-up pandemic demand filled planes, and fuel prices soared. Now, fuel prices are declining and airfares have followed suit. Kris Van Cleave has more.
August 14, 2022 15:08 UTC
SUNDAY, 14 AUGUST 2022, 16:24 - EKONOMICHNA PRAVDAMore than 23,000 tonnes of wheat were loaded onto the bulk carrier Brave Commander, which is now staying in Pivdennyi Port. "On Friday, the Brave Commander ship, which was chartered by the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), arrived at the Pivdennyi Port for loading. Now we see the final preparations of the ship before sending more than 23,000 tonnes of wheat to the residents of Ethiopia," the minister said. Background:On Friday, the ship BRAVE COMMANDER arrived for loading at the Pivdennyi Port, flying the flag of Lebanon. Later it will move to Ethiopia with 23,000 tonnes of grain aboard.
August 14, 2022 15:04 UTC
House passes major health, climate and tax bill CBS News senior White House and political correspondent Ed O’Keefe discusses the “Inflation Reduction Act,” passed Friday by the House, which will provide billions of dollars for health, climate and trimming the federal deficit. The bill now heads to president Joe Biden to become law.
August 14, 2022 14:39 UTC
The fracas underscored fraying tempers and high tensions within the national counting hall as the country waits for official results from last Tuesday's election. In the presidential race, results so far show a tight race between left-leaning opposition leader Raila Odinga and self-made businessman Deputy President William Ruto. But confusion over vote tallying by the media and a slow pace by the electoral commission have fed anxiety in Kenya, which is East Africa's richest and most stable nation but which has a history of violence following disputed elections. Reuters was unable to get access to the official running vote tally for the presidential race on Sunday. A live feed displaying the results at the national tallying center had disappeared hours ago.
August 14, 2022 13:03 UTC
ETHIOPIAN Airlines is adding Zimbabwe’s second largest city Bulawayo as a new destination starting at the end of October this year, in another positive development for the country’s rapidly expanding aviation sector. The airline was already flying into Harare and Victoria Falls. “Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce the launch of flights to Bulawayo, our third destination city in Zimbabwe next to Harare and Victoria Falls, starting from 30 October 2022,” the airline said in a Tweet. Ethiopian Airlines is the fastest growing airline in Africa and envisages reaching 120 international destinations worldwide by the year 2025. Authorities have attributed the growing interest in the country by foreign airlines to improved aviation infrastructure.
August 14, 2022 12:57 UTC
Ethiopia has completed the third filling of the reservoir of a controversial dam megaproject on its stretch of the Nile River, the country’s prime minister said, amid protests from downstream neighbours Egypt and Sudan. On Thursday, Ethiopia also announced that it had begun operating the second of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam's (Gerd) 13 power-generating turbines. Expand Autoplay A satellite image shows the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile river in the Benishangul-Gumuz region of Ethiopia on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Maxar Technologies via AP“It is with heartfelt gratitude that I announce the successful completion of the third filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam,” Mr Abiy said in his speech. Additionally, Egypt increased its exports to AU countries this year as Mr El Sisi’s administration ramped up its investment in various healthcare and development initiatives in those countries.
August 14, 2022 11:26 UTC
Addis Ababa — Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has today inaugurated the Dire Dawa Free Trade Zone, which is believed to improve Ethiopia's entire economy by boosting the import and export trade of the country. The establishment of free trade zone is one of the initiatives set in the 10-year perspective development plan of Ethiopia. Dire Dawa is selected to be the first free trade zone due to its proximity to ports, market potential and huge cargo gravity as well as suitability for multimodal transport and logistics operation. The Free Trade Zone is also aligned with the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) as well as realizing regional integration. It was also indicated that additional Free Trade Zones will also be established in other parts of the country and Special Economic Zone too.
August 14, 2022 09:54 UTC
Denise Dowse, "Beverly Hills, 90210" and "Insecure" actress, dies at 641 dead, 17 injured after driver slams car into crowd in PennsylvaniaBefore Mar-a-Lago search, Trump lawyer claimed all classified docs removedMexican president seeks to bypass Congress, keep army in streets amid violenceMan crashed into barrier near Capitol before shooting himself, police sayFBI, DHS warn of threats to law enforcement after Mar-a-Lago searchSalman Rushdie "on the road to recovery" after stabbing attack, agent saysSchiff: "No evidence" that Trump declassified docs found at Mar-a-LagoUnsealed FBI warrant reveals Trump under investigation for possibly violating Espionage Act; Minor league players live in retirement community during baseball seasonCBS Weekend News, August 13, 2022 Unsealed FBI warrant reveals Trump under investigation for possibly violating Espionage Act; Minor league players live in retirement community during baseball seasonBe the first to knowGet browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not NowTurn On
August 14, 2022 08:08 UTC
Carnival Cruise Line is making it easier for more guests to sail with simplified vaccination and testing guidelinesCarnival Cruise Line today announced protocol updates that meet public health goals but recognize the evolving nature of COVID-19. With these changes, Carnival Cruise Line is making it easier for more guests to sail with simplified vaccination and testing guidelines, including no testing for vaccinated guests on sailings less than 16 nights, and eliminating the exemption request process for unvaccinated guests, who will only need to show a negative test result at embarkation. Pre-cruise testing is no longer required, except for cruises to Canada, Bermuda, Greece and Australia (per local guidelines), and on voyages 16 nights or longer. Voyages 16 nights and longer will continue to have vaccination and testing requirements that are specific to the itinerary. “We’ve got lots happening, with Carnival Luminosa and Carnival Celebration joining our fleet this November and more to come in 2023.
August 14, 2022 02:48 UTC
Salman Rushdie severely injured in stabbing at a lecture in New York Author Salman Rushdie was stabbed on Friday as he was about to give a lecture in western New York, authorities said.
August 14, 2022 01:11 UTC
Question: Many people say that the completion of GERD will be a game changer for Ethiopia? Answer: The Egyptians so far think about GERD through the lens of zero sum politics: Ethiopia’s gain is a loss for Egypt. Question: Will the completion of GERD improve Ethiopia’s regional role? As a landlocked country, Ethiopia is dependent on its neighbors for access to the sea. And the recent agreement with Kenya to increase Ethiopia’s energy export points that more energy cooperation with our neighbors is possible.
August 13, 2022 22:52 UTC