Ethiopia completes 1.5 billion euro power plant

Reuters - ADDIS ABABA, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Ethiopia inaugurated on Friday a 1.5-billion-euro ($1.57 billion) hydropower plant along the Omo River in the country's south that will nearly double total electricity output to 4,238 megawatts (MW). With a capacity of 1,870 MW, Gilgel Gibe 3 - built by … [Read more...]

Ethiopian Graduates 107 Cabin Crew and Catering Professionals

December 10, 2016 Ethiopian Aviation Academy, the largest aviation academy in Africa, a full ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS Member designated as a Regional Center of Excellence and an IATA Authorized Global Training Center, is pleased to announce that it has graduated 107 Cabin Crew and Catering … [Read more...]

Ghana – opposition leader wins presidential election

Reuters - Opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo won Ghana's national election, becoming president elect at the third attempt and cementing the country's reputation as a standard bearer of democracy in a region that has been blighted by civil wars and coups. Akufo-Addo defeated President John Mahama … [Read more...]

The State Department continues to warn U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Ethiopia

The State Department continues to warn U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Ethiopia due to the potential for civil unrest related to sporadic and unpredictable anti-government protests that began in November 2015. The U.S. Embassy's ability to provide consular services in many parts of the … [Read more...]

Gambia – President Yahya Jammeh accepts election defeat

Reuters - Gambians reacted with joy and stunned disbelief on Saturday to the defeat of President Yahya Jammeh, one day after he conceded that he lost an election set to end his 22 years in power. Jammeh's government is accused of crushing dissent and torturing opponents and he had said he would … [Read more...]

One of the Seven Wonders of the World Comes to Ethiopian Network

December 02, 2016: Addis Ababa Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, is pleased to announce that it will start four weekly flights to Victoria Falls, site of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, as of March 26, 2017, with the latest B737-800 New Generation with Sky … [Read more...]

Ethiopian opposition leader arrested

Reuter - An Ethiopian opposition leader from a region hit by deadly anti-government protests has been arrested after returning from meeting members of the European Parliament in Brussels, a political ally said on Thursday. Merera Gudina leads the Oromo People's Congress from Ethiopia's Oromiya … [Read more...]

Ethiopian to Stretch its Wings to Oslo – Its fourteenth European Destination

November 28, 2016 Ethiopian Airlines, by far the fastest growing airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it will commence scheduled five weekly flights to Oslo, Norway via Stockholm with the ultra - modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner effective March 26, 2017. Ethiopian Airlines, by far the … [Read more...]

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro dies aged 90

Reuter - Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday, his younger brother announced to the nation. He was 90. A towering figure of the second half of the 20th … [Read more...]

Gashahun and Tesfay triumph at Great Ethiopian Run

AIIF - Making their bids to rise from the crowded ranks of their nation's deep well of distance talent, junior runners Abe Gashahun and Fotyen Tesfay were the surprise winners at the 16th Great Ethiopian Run 10km road race in Addis Ababa on Sunday (20). Gashahun, 18, won one of the closest … [Read more...]