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Congo expels Reuters reporter
  + stars: | 2022-11-08 | by ( )   time to read: +1 min
DAKAR, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo expelled a French journalist working for Reuters after her application for journalistic accreditation was not approved. Sonia Rolley applied in September for accreditation to take up an assignment coordinating Reuters news coverage in Congo. At 5:25 pm on Tuesday, a government official sent a WhatsApp message to another journalist working for Reuters saying, "Are you aware of the expulsion of Sonia by the services? "We are offering Sonia Rolley assistance and urgently seeking information from the Congolese authorities," Reuters said in a statement. "Reuters will continue to report from Congo in an independent and impartial way, as we do around the world."
The truce has raised hopes humanitarian aid can start moving back into a region where hundreds of thousands face famine. Representatives of Ethiopia's military and government and forces from Tigray are in the Kenyan capital Nairobi to discuss how to begin implementing the ceasefire, with the talks set to last three or four days. Getachew Reda, spokesman for the Tigray authorities, said the talks were to figure out implementation of the agreement. In a statement on Monday, the AU said it expected the outcomes of the talks to "include modalities for silencing the guns, humanitarian access and the restoration of services in the Tigray region". The ceasefire agreement says Ethiopia's army will safeguard the country against "foreign incursion" but analysts are worried about whether Eritrea - the TPLF's sworn enemy - will listen.
"I'm very happy - because this will put a hold on the suffering," said a Tigrayan man in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa who declined to be named out of fear of repercussions at his place of work. All sides fighting in the Tigray war committed violations that may amount to war crimes, according to a joint investigation by the United Nations and Ethiopia's state-appointed human rights commission. We haven't even gotten any voice messages from him," the Tigrayan man in Addis Ababa told Reuters. Human Rights Watch, citing witnesses, said 23 civilians were killed by Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) fighters in Kobo at that time. Just, literally everything," said Andom Gebreyesus, who ran a tour company in Tigray before the war.
CNN —It’s almost a year since marathon runner Gotytom Gebreslase last spoke to her parents over the phone, a detachment she feels most strongly during races. “My wish is to meet them soon – that would make me happy.”Gebreslase breaks the tape at the World Athletics Championships. Some reassurance over her parents’ safety arrived following Gebreslase’s victory at the world championships in July, when she came across a TV report featuring an interview with her mother. “The result I got in the world championships built my confidence,” she says. “When I started running, [my parents] didn’t discourage me, they were encouraging me – especially my mom,” says Gebreslase.
Creditors and investors are closely monitoring how China, the world's largest bilateral lender, is managing debt negotiations around the world. The policy bank has extended to Zambia more than half of Chinese loans while a $982 million loan was made jointly with the Industrial Commercial Bank of China (ICBC). Including commercial lending, Zambia government data showed it owed more than a third of its $17.27 billion external debt to Chinese lenders by end-2021. Reuters GraphicsThe bank also leads China's team in Ethiopia's bilateral debt talks, its state finance minister told Reuters last month. In 2018, EximBank agreed to extend repayment on a loan worth at least $2.5 billion for a railway between Addis Ababa and Djibouti by 20 years.
Summary Oromo groups say hundreds killed in air strikesNo comment from government and army spokespersonsAlleged strikes come as Tigray peace talks startNAIROBI, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Two organisations from Ethiopia's Oromiya region have accused the army of conducting air strikes there in recent days which they said had killed hundreds of civilians, just as peace talks on the separate Tigray conflict were about to start. read moreIn statements sent to Reuters by text message and email and in posts on Twitter, the OLF and the OLA listed locations in Oromiya where they said a series of deadly air strikes had taken place between Thursday of last week and Tuesday this week. We've been going to funerals this whole time," he said, adding that another air strike had hit a nearby school on Monday, but no one had been killed as it was empty at the time. On Thursday morning, Reuters asked Ethiopian government spokesman Legesse Tulu, military spokesman Colonet Getnet Adane, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's spokeswoman Billene Seyoum and Oromiya regional government spokesman Hailu Adugna for comment on the alleged air strikes. OLA spokesman Odaa Tarbii posted a video on Twitter on Tuesday that purported to show the aftermath of an air strike in West Shewa.
Members of Ethiopian Orthodox choir sing during the Meskel festival celebration to commemorate the discovery of the true cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified on at Meskel square, in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, September 26, 2022. REUTERS/Tiksa NegeriADDIS ABABA, Sept 27 (Reuters) - The shadow of war hung over Ethiopia's Meskel festival in Addis Ababa on Tuesday, with high security, low turnout and Orthodox Christian priests calling for peace and forgiveness in their sermons. As they do year after year, hundreds of priests, musicians and singers clad in white robes came together on the vast expanse of the capital's Meskel Square. "Just like the mothers were crying under the cross, our mothers in the North are also crying. Register now for FREE unlimited access to RegisterReporting by Addis Ababa newsroom; Writing by Estelle Shirbon; Editing by Andrew HeavensOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File PhotoABUJA, Sept 23 (Reuters) - A consortium led by Ethiopian Airlines is the preferred bidder for shares in new Nigerian airline Nigeria Air, the country's aviation minister said on Friday. Ethiopian Airlines will own a 49% stake in the new airline, while the Nigerian Sovereign Fund will take 46% and the Nigerian federal government the remaining 5%. Nigeria Air would have an initial capital of $300 million and plans to have 30 aircraft within four years, he said. Nigeria Air will launch with service between the capital Abuja and Lagos, the commercial capital, and add other routes later. "Nigeria Air is a limited liability company that will have no government intervention," he added.
Boeing Co. will pay $200 million to settle charges that the company and its former CEO misled investors about the safety of its 737 Max after two of the airliners crashed, killing 346 people. Neither Boeing nor Muilenburg admitted wrongdoing, but they offered to settle and pay penalties, including $1 million to be paid by Muilenburg, who was ousted in December 2019, nine months after the second crash. The SEC said Boeing and Muilenburg knew that the flight system, known as MCAS, posed a safety issue but promised the public that the plane was safe. “Boeing and Muilenburg put profits over people by misleading investors about the safety of the 737 Max all in an effort to rehabilitate Boeing’s image” after the crashes, said Gurbir Grewal, director of the SEC’s enforcement division. Boeing said it has made “broad and deep changes across our company in response to those accidents” to improve safety and quality.
Directorul Agenţiei Europene de Siguranţă a Aviaţiei (EASA) a declarat pentru BBC că este "convins" că avionul Boeing 737 Max este acum sigur pentru transportul de persoane. Aeronavele Boeing 737 Max au fost menținut la sol din martie 2019, după ce au fost implicate în două accidente aviatice soldate cu aproape 350 de morți. În prezent, Boeing 737 Max a primit drept de zbor în SUA și Brazilia. Primul accident în care a fost implicat un avion Boeing 737 Max a avut loc în octombrie 2018, când o cursă Lion Air s-a prăbușit în Marea Indoneziei. Pentru a putea reveni în activitate, toate avioanele Boeing 737 Max vor fi echipate cu un nou program software, dar și modificări la instalația electrică și instrumentarul de bord.
Persons: Siguranţă, Max, Patrick Ky, EASA, Ky Organizations: BBC, Boeing, Lion Air, Airlines, SUA Locations: SUA, Brazilia, Europa, Addis Ababa, Etiopia
Ethiopia - a land where coffee meets tradition
  + stars: | 2015-04-01 | by ( Milena Veselinovic | )   time to read: +4 min
What is more certain is that Ethiopia, widely regarded as the cradle of coffee, is a nation devoted to the stimulating beverage. Traditional coffee ceremony is very sacred to the Ethiopian culture. “The specialty of Ethiopian coffee comes from the emphasis of consistency in production of quality coffee rather than volume of coffee production,” the young businessman adds. “[The] traditional coffee ceremony is very sacred to the Ethiopian culture. “We have 5,000 varieties of coffee in Ethiopia,” says Meshesha.
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