Ethiopian News

  • Addis plans to build industrial park

    (by Andegna.com) The Addis Ababa City Administration is planning construction of seven industrial cluster parks to host at least 130 mid-level industries. 

    City’s Industrial Development Bureau said a new plan is to help reduce the infrastructure service challenges of telecom, water and electric power supplies by locating them in one place, which the City said most of the industries are dispersedly locate and this has made it difficult and costly to build infrastructural facilities.

    In an aimed to solve these challenges the locations of the parks have been identified and construction work will begin soon by the city Administration in Nifas Silk-Laphto, Akaki Kaliti and Bole Sub-cities for the construction of the parks.

    The cost of the project is being studied to be covered by the administration in a loan to be gained from the World Bank and other financial institutions.

    Image: Addis Ababa @skyscrapercity.com


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  • Ethiopian Airlines wins 2016 African Airline award

    (by Andegna.com) Ethiopian Airlines has won the 2016 African Airline of the year award in recognition of its financial performance, fleet modernization, route network expansion, in-flight service, overall customer care and its outstanding contribution to aviation development in Africa. 

    The award was presented to Ethiopian during the 25th Anniversary African Aviation Air Finance Africa Conference & Exhibition and African Aviation Summit held in Johannesburg.

    Ethiopian said they are pleased to win the award. “African Airline of the Year 2016 Award’ is a testimony of Ethiopian 70 years of commitment to bring Africa together and closer to the rest of the world,” said Mesfin Tassew, Chief Operating Officer of the airline.

    Presenting the award Nick Fadugba, Chief Executive Officer African Aviation, said the airline have become “a source of great pride to Africa”.

    “ET has also excelled in the provision of technical services to African and non-African airlines and has made an enormous contribution to the development of Aviation Human Resources for the African continent, particularly in the fields of aircraft maintenance, pilot and cabin crew training.” Fadugba added.

    Ethiopian currently commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to 92 international destinations across five continents.  

    Image: Ethiopian cabin crew  



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  • President of Benishangul-Gumuz region dies

    (by Andegna.com) Ahmed Nassir Ahmed, President of Benishangul-Gumuz regional state died on Thursday.

    Ahmed, was a growing regional figure after the former long-serving regional president Yaregal Aysheshum, who has been convicted of corruption.  

    He served at the top ranks of the regional political party, Benishangul-Gumuz People’s Democratic Unity Front (B-GPDUF), an affiliate of the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF).  

    In recent times, the region has become center of interest as Ethiopia laid the construction of Grand Renaissance Dam in a place called Guba.  

    Image: the late Ahmed Nassir


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  • Food, beverage industries must step-up to compete globally

    (by Andegna.com) Homemade food and beverage industries need be competent enough at the international market, said Beverage and Pharmaceutical Industry Development Institute (FBPIDI).

    The second food and beverage world exhibition and bazaar has been opened on Wednesday for six days with participation of over 100 local and international firms. The local companies are would benefit from the business to business (B2B) exchange with their foreign counterparts.

    The exhibition running with the cost of 250 thousand Birr is expected to yield 500 thousand Birr. Investment promotion, increasing agricultural raw materials and knowledge and technology transfer are some of the major target areas of the show.

    The second Growth and Transformation Plan of the Ethiopian government, which has entered into action, aimed collection of USD 480 million from the export of food and beverage items. This Ethiopian fiscal year alone the sector had been set to bring USD 110 million from the export income. Government is also saying that much has been achieved over the past nine months.

    Fruits and vegetables processors, milk and milk products, coffee roasting and packing businesses, breweries and water packaging industries, macaroni and pasta factories, tea and biscuit manufacturers are taking part on the exhibition.

    Image: bottled beer


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  • Memher Girma’s feast

    (by Andegna.com) Mele’ake Menekirat Girma Wondimu, a.k.a, Memher (Cleric) Girma, has been able to congregate about 2.1 million Birr from churches at different parts of the world in collaboration with the Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) to reach for the drought dented people in Ethiopia.

    Girma, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church minister, said that it was his idea to collect the money and Red Cross was much excited about it. Then, the collection of the money was made within fifteen days.

    He was able to forward the donation message on several church synagogues he stood and people were very generous to respond to his call, he says. The amount of money collected by Memher Girma to reach the people via Red Cross has been confirmed on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Girma avowed that he will continue the congregation.

    The Ethiopian Red Cross Society has aimed to collect about 123 million Birr to reach children, pregnant women and mothers. 

    Image: Memher Girma


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