Ethiopian News



Ethiopian Airlines Order Up To 20 Boeing 777X Airplanes

According to The Wall Street report the national carrier is also considered Airbus’s A350-1000 wide body but deemed Boeing plane better suited its operations. The rEthiopian to Order up to 20 Boeing 777X Aircrafts eport quoting its chief executive Tewolde Gebremariam said, Ethiopian Airlines plans to place an order for Boeing Co. 777X long-range jetliners before the end of the year. The airline could buy as many as 15 to 20 of Boeing’s newest airplanes after also considering the purchase of Airbus Group SE’s A350-1000 widebody, Tewolde Gebremariam said in an interview on Wednesday. The deal would have a value of $7.4 billion at li...



Ethiopian Young Man Builds A Plane

Asmelash Zeferu aged 35 is building a plane from Aluminum, wood and metal which he will make Its test flight on June 11, 2015 around Sendafa Town. According to ebc he begun building the plan on October 10, 2013 and took him a year and seven months to complete. The plane is set to fly at 3,000 feet and can run 182 k.p.h We are all excited to see the first test flight!



Ethiopia - Qatar Desires To Engage In Ethiopias Market

Qatar delegation led by Qatar’s Assistant Foreign Minister, Mohammed Bin Abdullah Al Rumaihi held talks with Ethiopia’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Berhane Gebrekristos on May 27, 2015, according to Ethiopian News Agency. Al Rumaihi expressed the interest of Qataris’ investors to take part in Ethiopia’s market. The State Minister on his part stated Ethiopia invites Qatari investors to engage in manufacturing, industry and infrastructure development sectors. The delegation also indicated its desire to work closely with Ethiopia in security, political and social sectors, it was learnt.



Ethiopians Flock To Polls Amids Little Prospect For Change

The ruling EPRDF party is poised to extend its 24-year rule in an election many have dismissed as a farce. Simona Foltyn reports from Addis Ababa. At 6:30 am in the morning, with polls open for only half an hour, lines had already formed outside polling stations in Addis Ababa. Over 35 million, or 80% of the eligible electorate, have registered to vote in an election many have dismissed as a formality to extend the 24-year reign of the ruling EPRDF, which currently controls all but one spot in Ethiopia’s 547-seat national parliament. Ten years ago, the opposition won all 23 seats in Addis Ababa. This year, the mood in the capital app...



Court Sentences Man For Drive-By Shooting That Killed Ethiopian Immigrant

A 21-year-old Delaware County man was sentenced on Tuesday to life in prison with no chance of parole for 18 years in the drive-by shooting death of a 19-year-old Ethiopian immigrant. Anthony M. Monaco, formerly of Perennial Lane in Liberty Township, pleaded guilty to murder with a gun in the death of Dinkisra Mengistu, who was shot in the head in the parking lot of a Far North Side hotel on March 9, 2014. Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Michael J. Holbrook imposed the mandatory sentence of 15 years to life for murder, plus three years for using a gun. Monaco, who was 19 at the time of the shooting, agreed to plead guilty as atto...



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