Ethiopian News



Ebola Scare from Students Who Returned from Ethiopia

Three students who just returned from a mission trip to East Africa caused Ebola scares at one Oklahoma high school. Reports circulated on social media about the students returning to school and that raised fears of classmates coming into contact with people who might have been exposed to the virus; but there is currently no cause for alarm. Inola School Superintendent, Dr. Kent Holbrook, said 18 students didnt show up for class Monday because of the rumors He said to ease fears school nurses are monitoring the three students who just returned from Ethiopia, but stresses they have never come into contact with anyone or anything associ...



Ethiopias ancient churches and dramatic landscape in tourism drive

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - When Scottish explorer James Bruce published a five-volume work in 1790 about his search in Ethiopia for the source of the Nile, European readers dismissed his account of ancient churches and castles: surely no such things existed in the heart of Africa. Fast forward to 2014 and Solomon Tadesse sometimes feels he faces similar preconceptions as he seeks to attract tourists three decades after images of famine and communist purges filled TV screens and shaped the worlds view for a generation. Yet Solomons Ethiopian Tourism Organisation is making headway in the battle to change attitudes. Visitor numbers have rise...



EU increases funding as Ethiopia becomes Africas largest refugee host

The European Commission is providing an additional €5 million to respond to the needs of the growing number of refugees in Ethiopia. The country has become the largest refugee-hosting nation in Africa: it is sheltering more than 643 000 refugees. Most of them are fleeing the conflict in South Sudan and are facing malnutrition and the risk of epidemics. “The catastrophe happening in South Sudan has a huge impact throughout the region," said Kristalina Georgieva, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response. "Since the crisis erupted last December, Ethiopia has given refuge to more than 190 000...



RwandaAir And Ethiopian Airlines To Fill Air Uganda Gap

New RwandAir and Ethiopian Airlines operations at Entebbe will help fill the gap created by the absence of Air Uganda which is under suspension, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has said. Government granted the two airlines fifth freedom rights to fly the Entebbe-Nairobi and Entebbe-Juba routes. Fifth freedom is the right to carry passengers from one’s own country to a second country and from that country to a third country. RwandAir on Monday started new operations between Entebbe and Juba in South Sudan. Ethiopian Airlines is expected to start new operations between Entebbe-Nairobi routes soon, the CAA spokesperson, Ignie Igundura s...



Coca Cola Issues Statement Regarding Teddy Afro

New York (TADIAS) ? The Coca-Cola Company, headquartered in Atlanta, responded to queries regarding the unreleased, Ethiopian version of Coke’s FIFA World Cup song performed by Teddy Afro. Coca Cola confirmed that Teddy’s contract was handled by a third party, Mandala Limited, a Kenyan production company based in Nairobi. “Teddy Afro was brought into our Coke Studio in Africa to record a version of the Coca-Cola FIFA World Cup song, ?The World is Ours’ with the goal of capturing the unique genre of Ethiopian music,” a representative of The Coca-Cola Company said in an email to Tadias Magazine. “The contract with Teddy Afro was ...



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