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Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam is seen as it undergoes construction work on the river Nile in Guba Woreda, Benishangul Gumuz Region, Ethiopia, September 26, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File PhotoADDIS ABABA, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Ethiopia has completed the third phase of filling the reservoir for its huge dam on the Blue Nile river, the government said on Friday, a process that continues to irk the country's downstream neighbours Egypt and Sudan. Addis Ababa says the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), a $4 billion hydropower project, is crucial to powering its economic development, but Egypt and Sudan consider it a serious threat to their vital water supplies. Abiy held a ceremony officially turning on the dam's second turbine on Thursday, six months after the first came online. Register now for FREE unlimited access to RegisterReporting by Giulia Paravicini Editing by Hereward Holland and Frances KerryOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Addis Ababa, GERD, Abiy Ahmed, Abiy, Giulia Paravicini, Hereward Holland, Frances Kerry Organizations: REUTERS, Tiksa,, Ethiopia, Twitter, Thomson Locations: Guba Woreda, Benishangul Gumuz Region, Ethiopia, ADDIS ABABA, Egypt, Sudan, Addis
Ayman al-Zawahiri: from Cairo physician to al Qaeda leader
  + stars: | 2022-08-01 | by ( )   time to read: +7 min
Osama bin Laden sits with his adviser Ayman al-Zawahiri, an Egyptian linked to the al Qaeda network, during an interview with Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir (not pictured) in an image supplied by Dawn newspaper November 10, 2001. He had watched in dismay as al Qaeda was effectively sidelined by the 2011 Arab revolts, launched mainly by middle class activists and intellectuals opposed to decades of autocracy. During that period, he became acquainted with bin Laden, a wealthy Saudi who had joined the Afghan resistance. By then he was living the spartan life of a militant after helping Bin Laden to form al Qaeda. He assumed leadership of al Qaeda in 2011 after U.S. Navy Seals killed bin Laden in his hideout in Pakistan.
Persons: Osama, Laden, Ayman al, Zawahiri, Hamid Mir, Handout, al, bin, Osama bin Laden, Anwar al, Sadat, Hosni Mubarak, turbaned Zawahiri, Bin, Al Jazeera, bin Laden, Al Azhar, Sayyid Qutb, , , Michael Georgy, William Maclean, Howard Goller Organizations: Dawn, Daily Dawn, Islamic State, Reuters, Islamic, Al, U.S . Navy Seals, FBI, Cairo University’s Faculty of Medicine, Thomson Locations: Cairo, al Qaeda, DUBAI, U.S, Egyptian, Asia, Africa, United States, Israel, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Soviet, Saudi, Islamic Jihad, Egypt, Addis Ababa, Islamabad, Iraq, Syria, Kenya, Tanzania, Maadi
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Demeke Mekonnen attend a news conference following their talks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, July 27, 2022. Lavrov was in Addis Ababa wrapping up a four-nation African tour aimed at drumming up support for Moscow at a time of confrontation with Western powers over the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Most African nations, mindful of economic interests and historical ties with both Russia and the West, have declined to take sides over Ukraine. The Ethiopian government has accused its foreign critics of seeking to unduly interfere in its internal affairs. Questions were asked by diplomats from South Sudan, Algeria and Pakistan before Lavrov left.
Persons: Sergei Lavrov, Demeke Mekonnen, Lavrov, Demeke, Lavrov's, Alexander Winning, Estelle Shirbon, Angus MacSwan Organizations: Russian, Ethiopian, Russian Foreign Ministry, Moscow, Register Ethiopia, European Union, Russia, Thomson Locations: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, ADDIS ABABA, Ukraine, Russia, Tigray, United States, Africa, Congo Republic, Uganda, Russian, South Sudan, Algeria, Pakistan, Johannesburg
Somalia's al Shabaab group in rare attack near Ethiopia border
  + stars: | 2022-07-21 | by ( )   time to read: +2 min
Attacks by al Shabaab in areas near Ethiopia's border Ethiopia are rare because of a robust Ethiopian security presence in the region and inside Somalia, where they are also part of an African peacekeeping force. He said the regional Ethiopian police seized heavy machine guns and vehicles from al Shabaab fighters. He said he had seen the dozens of al Shabaab dead. Casualty figures given by al Shabaab and the authorities in Somalia or elsewhere are often significantly different. Al Shabaab frequently carries out bombings in Somalia to topple the government and rule based on its strict interpretation of Islam's sharia law.
Persons: al, Al, Abdiasis Abu Musab, Musab, Hamza Abdi Barre's, Bakool . Al Shabaab, Feisal Omar, George Obulutsa, James Macharia Organizations: Ethiopian, Reuters, Somalia, Addis Ababa, Thomson Locations: MOGADISHU, Somali, al Shabaab, Ethiopia, Ethiopian, Somalia's Bakool, Ethiopia's, Somalia, African, Shabaab, Somalia's, Bakool . Al
The big default? The dozen countries in the danger zone
  + stars: | 2022-07-15 | by ( Marc Jones | )   time to read: +7 min
Using 1,000 basis point bond spreads as a pain threshold, analysts calculate $400 billion of debt is in play. Argentina has by far the most at over $150 billion, while the next in line are Ecuador and Egypt with $40 billion-$45 billion. Crisis veterans hope many can still dodge default, especially if global markets calm and the IMF rows in with support, but these are the countries at risk. GRAPHIC: Ukraine bonds brace for defaultTUNISIAAfrica has a cluster of countries going to the IMF but Tunisia looks one of the most at risk. Bond spreads have topped 1,500 bps.
Persons: Rodrigo Garrido, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Morgan Stanley, Kais Saied’s, Morgan Stanley’s, , Marouan Abassi, Francesc Balcells, ” Balcells, Moody’s David Rogovic, Guillermo Lasso, Bond, Brett Diment Organizations: REUTERS, stoke, International Monetary Fund, International Monetary, GHANA Furious, JPMorgan . Fund, FIM Partners, KENYA Kenya, JPMorgan, NIGERIA Bond Locations: Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Russia, Suriname, Zambia, Belarus, Argentina, Ecuador, Egypt, ARGENTINA, UKRAINE, Ukraine, TUNISIA Africa, Tunisia, El Salvador, GHANA, EGYPT Egypt, Cairo, Kenya, Ghana, ETHIOPIA Addis Ababa, PAKISTAN Pakistan, BELARUS Western, Moscow, ECUADOR
President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and newly appointed Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Felix Tshisekedi attends the the opening session of the 35th ordinary session of the Assembly of the African Union at the African Union Commission (AUC) headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia February 5, 2022. REUTERS/Tiksa NegeriKINSHASA, July 4 (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi and his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame will meet for talks in the Angolan capital Luanda this week, two Congolese officials and one Rwandan official said on Monday. The meeting is likely to take place on Tuesday or Wednesday, said the officials, who did not wish to be named. Kinshasa accuses Rwanda of backing M23, which Kigali denies. Register now for FREE unlimited access to RegisterReporting by Stanis Bujakera; Writing by Estelle Shirbon Editing by Gareth JonesOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Felix Tshisekedi, Paul Kagame, Stanis Bujakera, Estelle Shirbon, Gareth Jones Organizations: Democratic, African Union, African Union Commission, REUTERS, Rwandan, Congolese, Thomson Locations: Democratic Republic of, Congo, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Tiksa Negeri KINSHASA, Angolan, Luanda, Rwandan, Kinshasa, Rwanda, Kigali
Tsegaye Tadesse, former Reuters Correspondent, holds a certificate of appreciation during his retirement party in Nairobi, Kenya, January, 2010. Reuters/Daniel WallisADDIS ABABA, July 3 (Reuters) - Tsegaye Tadesse, a former Reuters correspondent in Ethiopia who had a front row seat to history and a knack for being in the right place at the right time, has died at 92. Tsegaye was born in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa in 1930 and after graduating high school, trained as a teacher. HARASSMENT AND INTIMIDATIONEarly on the morning of May 22, 1991, acting on a tip, Tsegaye set off for Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa. Malone reported from Dublin and Tiksa Negari from Addis Ababa; Writing by Malone; Editing by Alexandra Zavis and Daniel WallisOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Tsegaye Tadesse, Daniel Wallis ADDIS, Emperor Haile Selassie, Tsegaye, Mengistu Haile Mariam, Mercedes Benz, Barry Malone, Malone, Tiksa, Alexandra Zavis, Daniel Wallis Organizations: Reuters, Ethiopian Herald, Bole International, Facebook, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Thomson Locations: Nairobi, Kenya, Daniel Wallis ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, African, Ethiopia's, Addis Ababa, Dublin
KAMPALA, Uganda—China offered to mediate disputes across the troubled Horn of Africa at its first regional peace conference, the latest sign Beijing is expanding decades of economic diplomacy into matters of war and peace. Delegates from six countries gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to hear China’s newly appointed special envoy for the region, Xue Bing , pledge that Beijing was best placed to restore stability to Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia and other countries across the strategically important Horn of Africa, which is perched on some of the world’s key shipping lanes.
Persons: Xue Bing Locations: KAMPALA, Uganda, China, of Africa, Beijing, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia, Africa
Ethiopia inflation rises further in May
  + stars: | 2022-06-11 | by ( )   time to read: 1 min
A shop owner poses for a photograph at the Mercato market in Addis Ababa, File. REUTERS/Tiksa NegeriADDIS ABABA, June 10 (Reuters) - Ethiopia's inflation (ETCPIY=ECI) accelerated further in May, spurred by a pickup in food inflation, the statistics office said on Friday. Inflation rose to 37.2% year-on-year from 36.6% in April, the Central Statistics Agency said in a statement. Month-on-month inflation was 2.6% in May, also higher than April's 2.2% month-on-month inflation reading. read moreRegister now for FREE unlimited access to RegisterWriting by George Obulutsa; Editing by Alexander WinningOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: George Obulutsa, Alexander Winning Organizations: Tiksa, Central Statistics Agency, Thomson Locations: Addis Ababa, Tiksa Negeri ADDIS ABABA
How sanctions against Russia could backfire
  + stars: | 2022-05-26 | by ( Edward Chancellor | )   time to read: +8 min
Addressing the World Economic Forum earlier this week, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy called for “maximum” sanctions so that Russia “clearly knows the immediate consequences of their actions”. Besides, if there’s one country that has proven it can withstand sanctions, it’s Russia. After the war, sanctions were seen as a tool to keep nations at peace. At the start of World War One, Russia accounted for around a quarter of French overseas investments. Billionaire investor George Soros told the Davos audience this week that, in his view, World War Three was already under way.
Persons: Vladimir Putin’s, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Russia “, transgressors, Nicholas Mulder’s, Woodrow Wilson, Mussolini, Wilson, Hitler, Mulder, autarky, Putin, Simon Evenett, Georges Clemenceau, It’s, George Soros, Edward Chancellor's, Peter Thal Larsen, Streisand Neto Organizations: Reuters, Economic, U.S, League, Nations, Italian, Italy, Addis Ababa, Soviets, U.S ., Renault, American Tobacco, Heineken, BP, ., Twitter, Penguin, Thomson Locations: Ukraine, Russia, Athens, Megara, Britain, France, Germany, Greece, Yugoslavia, Ethiopia, Addis, United States, Abyssinian, Japan, Central Europe, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Italy, Europe, China, India, Washington, Russian, Moscow, Davos
Journalists, general, militiamen arrested in Ethiopia's Amhara
  + stars: | 2022-05-20 | by ( )   time to read: +4 min
Brigadier General Tefera Mamo commanded the Amhara region's forces until February when he was removed without explanation. Amhara forces backed Abiy's federal troops against rebellious forces in northern Tigray when conflict erupted there in 2020. Fano had been helping federal and Amhara soldiers in the Tigray war, and in his TV interview, Tefera had said the movement should not be sidelined. Nine members of the National Movement of Amhara (NAMA), an opposition party, were also arrested in two towns on May 18, said the Amhara Association of America. "Those who took them were wearing a uniform of Amhara special forces, Amhara police and anti-riot forces.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed, Tefera Mamo, Abiy Ahmed's, General Tefera Mamo, Tefera, Menen Haile, Tefera's, Menen, Daniel Bekele, Motta, Tafere Damete, Fano, Eshetu Getinet, NAMA, Katharine Houreld, Andrew Cawthorne, Nick Macfie Organizations: Ethiopian, REUTERS, Reuters, Ethiopian Human Rights, National Movement of, Amhara Association of America, Addis, Thomson Locations: Jimma, Ethiopia, Tigray, Amhara ADDIS ABABA, Amhara, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's, Fano, Bahir Dar
Ethiopia, World Bank agree $300 mln grant for reconstruction
  + stars: | 2022-05-17 | by ( )   time to read: +1 min
ADDIS ABABA, May 17 (Reuters) - Ethiopia and the World Bank have signed a pact for a grant of $300 million to assist reconstruction and recovery in conflict-hit areas, the finance ministry said. read more"The resource will be used to finance the activities designed to support ... basic services," the ministry said in a statement late on Monday. Register now for FREE unlimited access to RegisterServices that stand to benefit are education, health, water supply and a special effort to support survivors of gender-based violence in conflict-hit areas, it said. The violence in Oromia and Benishangul-Gumuz, home to several ethnic groups, is separate from the war in Tigray. Register now for FREE unlimited access to RegisterReporting by Addis Ababa Newsroom; Additional reporting by George Obulutsa in Nairobi; Editing by Clarence FernandezOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: George Obulutsa, Clarence Fernandez Organizations: World Bank, Register Services, Addis Ababa, Thomson Locations: ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Tigray, Afar, Amhara, Oromia, Nairobi
Ethiopian government spokesman Legesse Tulu said government officials had received multiple reports of forced recruitment. It accelerated in January and intensified with mass arrests last month, added six Tigray residents, who all said they had friends or family members detained in an aggressive push to make people enlist. Tigrayan forces, who threatened to march to the capital Addis Ababa in November, have largely withdrawn to their own region. However, the accounts of forced recruitment suggest the TPLF may be preparing for a possible resurgence in combat. Another resident, who also requested anonymity for fear of retribution, said enthusiasm to join Tigrayan forces had waned after they pushed into neighbouring Amhara and Afar regions but were beaten back in bloody battles.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed, Kindeya, Legesse Tulu, Tigrayan, Aleyu, jailing, Debretsion Gebremichael, Legesse, Mekelle, Giulia Paravicini, Katharine Houreld, Andrew Cawthorne, Daniel Flynn Organizations: REUTERS, Elders,, Reuters, Birr, Ethiopian, Amnesty, Human Rights Watch, Thomson Locations: Tigray, Afar, Ethiopia, ADDIS ABABA, NAIROBI, Ukraine, Endabaguna, Dubti, Chifre, Mekelle, Addis Ababa, Amhara, Shire, Wukro, Adwa, Nairobi
Ethio-Telecom Chief Executive Officer, Frehiwot Tamru addresses delegates during the launch of a mobile phone-based financial service named Telebirr mobile money service, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia May 11, 2021. Ethio Telecom Chief Executive Officer Frehiwot Tamru said the service will first be available in the capital Addis Ababa, before eventually spreading to other parts of the country. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register"The 5G service is launched in selected places in Addis Ababa," she said at a launch event. "In the coming 12 months, we will have 150 5G sites in Addis Ababa and outside Addis Ababa." The government launched a tendering process for selling a 40% stake in Ethio Telecom to private investors last June.
Persons: Frehiwot, Frehiwot Tamru, Kenya's Safaricom, George Obulutsa, William Maclean Organizations: Telecom, REUTERS, Tiksa, Tiksa Negeri ADDIS ABABA, Ethio Telecom, Huawei Technologies, birr, Ethiopian Communication Authority, Vodafone, Japan's Sumitomo, Thomson Locations: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Tiksa Negeri ADDIS, Africa, birr
REUTERS/Tiksa NegeriADDIS ABABA, May 2 (Reuters) - Ethiopia's state-appointed rights commission said on Monday it was investigating a video showing a group of fighters in Ethiopian army fatigues abusing and shooting a boy they accused of being from the embattled Tigray region. Badges on the chests of several fighters read "Ethiopian Army". Neither Ethiopia government spokesperson Legesse Tulu, military spokesman Colonel Getnet Adane responded to requests for comment on the video. Reuters was not able to verify the time and location where the video was filmed or the actions it showed. The film of the flaming man trying to escape and being pushed back by uniformed security forces was posted on social media.
Persons: Daniel Bekele, Legesse, Getnet Adane, Abiy Ahmed, Hereward Holland, Frank Jack Daniel Our Organizations: Ethiopian National Defence Force, REUTERS, Tiksa, Tiksa Negeri ADDIS ABABA, Reuters, Ethiopian Human Rights, Thomson Locations: Tigray, Kasagita town, Afar, Ethiopia, Tiksa Negeri ADDIS, Abiy, Nairobi
Fighting in northern Ethiopia, which began in November 2020 in the Tigray region and spilled over into Afar and the Amhara region last year, has eased since the end of March. Register now for FREE unlimited access to RegisterBut discarded explosives have maimed or killed scores of children in Afar even after open combat near Kasagita abated in December, three regional health officials told Reuters. The health officials did not provide an exact total of injuries by unexploded ordnance in Afar. The first victim of unexploded ordnance in Kasagita was 2-year-old Saed Noore, who was killed on Feb. 16 while playing outside his house, three residents said. In the following five days, four other children between the ages of 4 and 10 were brought to Abdollah's clinic with injuries from unexploded ordnance, he said.
Persons: Eysa Mohammed, Eysa, Tigrayan, Tamer Ibrahim, Abdollah Dooran, Mark Hiznay, Lia Tadesse, Mohammed Yusuf, Getachew, Abiy, Gizachew Muluneh, Noore, Abdollah, Dawud Ali, Dubti, Giulia Paravicini, Dawit Endeshaw, Katharine Houreld, Aaron Ross, Frank Jack Daniel Our Organizations: Ethiopian National Defence Forces, REUTERS, Hospital, Reuters, Afar ., Humanitarian Affairs, Residents, Rights Watch, Ethiopian, hospital's, Referral, Thomson Locations: Tigray, Dubti town, Afar, Ethiopia, KASAGITA, Ethiopia's, Kasagita, Amhara, Afar's, New York, Mekelle, Djibouti, Addis Ababa, Dubti
Tigray forces have left Ethiopia's Afar region - spokesperson
  + stars: | 2022-04-25 | by ( )   time to read: 1 min
NAIROBI, April 25 (Reuters) - Tigrayan forces are fully withdrawing from the neighbouring region of Afar in Ethiopia, a spokesman told Reuters on Monday, saying that he hoped this meant desperately needed food aid could finally reach famine-hit Tigray. "Our forces have left all of Afar," Getachew Reda, a spokesperson for the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, told Reuters in a text message. Afar regional spokesman Ahmed Koloyta, the regional police commissioner Ahmed Harif and government spokesman Legesse Tulu could not be reached for comment. Register now for FREE unlimited access to RegisterReporting by Addis Ababa Newsroom; Writing by George Obulutsa, editing by Katharine Houreld and Hugh LawsonOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Ahmed Koloyta, Ahmed Harif, Legesse, George Obulutsa, Katharine Houreld, Hugh Lawson Organizations: Reuters, Addis Ababa, Thomson Locations: NAIROBI, Afar, Ethiopia, Tigray
Ethiopian men, drawn by rumours on social media, queue to register to join Russian forces fighting in Ukraine, outside the Russian embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia April 19, 2022. Drawn by rumours on social media, young men and old, many with their military records in hand, arrived with hopes of fighting for Russia in Ukraine. On Tuesday, Reuters reporters saw several hundred men registering with Ethiopian security guards outside the embassy. The Russian embassy did not respond to questions from Reuters about the man's identity or whether Russia was deploying Ethiopian volunteers to Ukraine. By late Wednesday morning, when Binyam showed up, the number of volunteers outside the Russian embassy had dwindled to around 20.
Persons: Leta Kibru, Leta, Vladimir Putin, Binyam Woldetsadik, Binyam, Aaron Ross, Alessandra Prentice, Katharine Houreld, Alexandra Zavis, Nick Macfie Organizations: REUTERS, Negeri, Ethiopia, Reuters, Ethiopian, Russian Federation, Russian Armed Forces, UN, Russian, Thomson Locations: Ukraine, Russian, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Russia, Ukraine Russia, Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia's, of Africa, Soviet, Europe, Eritrea, Kyiv
Eritrean refugee children walk outside of the Adi Harush Refugee camp in Mai Tsberi town in Tigray Region, Ethiopia, June 26, 2021. The government in Addis Ababa declared the cessation of hostilities on Thursday, saying it was to allow aid to flow into Tigray. The conflict, which later engulfed the neighbouring Amhara and Afar regions, has killed thousands of civilians and displaced millions across northern Ethiopia and into neighbouring Sudan. Tigray and Amhara regions were relatively calm during the week of March 15, but armed clashes were reported in parts of Afar region, OCHA said. Register now for FREE unlimited access to RegisterReporting by Addis Ababa Newsroom Writing by George Obulutsa Editing by Frances KerryOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Abiy, OCHA, Addis Ababa's, David Satterfield, George Obulutsa, Frances Kerry Organizations: Adi, REUTERS, Tiksa, The United Nations, United Nations Office, Humanitarian Affairs, Ethiopian, U.S, Addis Ababa, Thomson Locations: Mai Tsberi, Tigray Region, Ethiopia, ADDIS ABABA, Addis Ababa, Tigray, Amhara, Afar, Sudan, United States, of Africa
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Reuters) Rebellious Tigrayan forces in Ethiopia have said they will respect a ceasefire proposed by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government as long as sufficient aid is delivered to their war-scarred northern region "within reasonable time." The government in Addis Ababa declared the cessation of hostilities on Thursday, saying it was to allow aid to flow into Tigray. "The government of Tigray will do everything it can do to make sure this cessation of hostilities is a success," the regional Tigrayan government said in a statement late on Thursday. War broke out between Tigray's rulers -- the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) -- and the central government led by Abiy, in November 2020. The conflict , which later engulfed neighboring regions, has killed thousands of civilians and displaced millions across northern Ethiopia and into neighboring Sudan.
Persons: Abiy, Read Locations: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Tigray, Sudan
REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File PhotoADDIS ABABA, March 24 (Reuters) - Ethiopia's government on Thursday declared an immediate, unilateral truce in its conflict with rebellious Tigrayan forces to allow aid into the war-ravaged northern province. Tigrayan leaders have blamed central and regional authorities for blocking aid into Tigray. The central government has said Tigrayan fighters have blocked the aid because they have invaded Afar, a neighbouring region along the only land route currently open into Tigray. Afar regional spokesperson Ahmed Koloyta was not immediately available for comment. Gizachew Muluneh, Amhara regional government spokesperson, said the regional government would comment later.
Persons: David Satterfield, Abiy Ahmed, Legesse, OCHA, Ahmed Koloyta, Gizachew Muluneh, Dawit Endeshaw, Katharine Houreld, Alison Williams, Nick Macfie Organizations: Ethiopian, Ethiopia's National Defense Forces, REUTERS, Tiksa, U.S ., Nations, Reuters, The United, Thomson Locations: Amhara, Tigray, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, ADDIS ABABA, of Africa, The United Nations, Afar, Hereward Holland
The software, known as MCAS (for Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System), was designed to push down the plane’s nose in certain situations. approved the Max for flight again in late 2020, after requiring Boeing to make changes to the plane, and most of the rest of the world has followed suit. to not mention MCAS in its pilot training guidance for the Max, prosecutors said. While the Max has been back in service for more than a year, Boeing has struggled to move past other troubles. The company has paused deliveries and slowed production of its 787 Dreamliner, for example, as it works with the F.A.A.
Persons: Max, Forkner, Gerger, Organizations: Lion Air, Ethiopian Airlines, Boeing, MCAS, Justice Department, ” Boeing Locations: Jakarta, Indonesia, Addis Ababa
Ethiopian Airlines CEO resigns over health issues
  + stars: | 2022-03-23 | by ( Dawit Endeshaw | )   time to read: +2 min
Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam speaks during a Reuters interview amid concerns about the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia May 15, 2020. REUTERS/Giulia Paravicini/File PhotoADDIS ABABA, March 23 (Reuters) - Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam, who transformed the airline into Africa's biggest carrier, said on Wednesday he had resigned to focus on his medical treatment. "I am retiring early due to health issues," he told Reuters in a text message, echoing the language in the memo which said he would focus on his treatment. The airline confirmed the board had accepted his request for early retirement and said a successor would be announced shortly. Tewolde's career saw him win a number of accolades including "African CEO of the Year" and "Best African Business Leader", according to the Ethiopian Airlines website.
Persons: Tewolde Gebremariam, Giulia Paravicini, Tewolde, Zemedeneh, Dawit Endeshaw, George Obulutsa, Hereward Holland, Elaine Hardcastle, Mark Potter, Alison Williams Organizations: Ethiopian, REUTERS, Ethiopian Airlines, Africa's, Reuters, Boeing, Fairfax Africa Fund, Thomson Locations: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, ADDIS ABABA, United States, Kenya, Washington
Daniel Bekele, former political prisoner and Africa director at New York-based Human Rights Watch, now heading the government's human rights commission, speaks during a Reuters interview in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Giulia ParaviciniADDIS ABABA, March 18 (Reuters) - Ethiopian authorities have detained several senior officials from Tigray, including members of the government's last administration in the conflict-ravaged region, the head of the state-appointed human rights commission said on Friday. Daniel Bekele, Chief Commissioner of the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission, did not name the officials and declined to comment on the reasons for the arrests. The military took control of most of Tigray within three weeks and the government appointed an interim administration, which many of the arrested officials served in. The lawyer and the source said 12 Tigrayan officials, an activist and another man were arrested in a series of raids on March 7 and 8.
Persons: Daniel Bekele, Giulia Paravicini, Gedion Timothewos, Jeylan Abdi, Ahmed Koloyta, Abiy, Abera, Andrew Heavens Organizations: Rights Watch, REUTERS, Ethiopian Human Rights Commission, Reuters, Afar ., Ethiopian, Prosperity Party, Aid, United Nations, Police, Thomson Locations: Africa, New York, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Giulia Paravicini ADDIS ABABA, Tigray, Tigray's, Afar
Ethiopian Airlines orders 5 Boeing 777 freighters -sources
  + stars: | 2022-03-10 | by ( )   time to read: +1 min
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 NegeriMarch 10 (Reuters) - Ethiopian Airlines (ETHA.UL) has emerged as the unidentified buyer of five Boeing (BA.N) current-generation 777 freighters reported this week, two people familiar with the matter said. Ethiopian ordered the current-generation 777 freighters to meet near-term cargo demand, the people said. It was not immediately clear whether the airline would press ahead with both sets of orders, but several airlines have been aggressively adding capacity to address a boom in cargo demand. But supply chain disruptions which surfaced at the start of the pandemic recovery, and stoked air cargo demand, are still present.
Persons: Eric M, Johnson, Tim Hepher, Kirsten Donovan Organizations: REUTERS, Tiksa Negeri, Ethiopian Airlines, Boeing, Ethiopian,, International Air Transport Association, Omicron, Thomson Locations: Bole, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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