Mereb Leke Security office announced that war has broken out between Eritrean defense army and its opposition Democratic Movement for Liberation of Eritrea (DMLE). The war broke out in an area called 'Kisad - Eika" around Mereb Leke /Rama/ and 58 members of Eritrean army including Colonel Abadi Gebre Measho / Wedi Gebru/ have been killed. The war has not ended yet. We will update you when we get details. Stay online and visit our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/lazatigrigna
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The Italian Embassy in Addis Ababa has told #EthioNewsflash that Giancarlo Gulla’, aged 32, was shot outside the AV Club at Friendship Hotel at around 4 am on Sunday 26 February. The Embassy said the victim was transported to the Korean Hospital, where he died because of the serious injuries, at around 5 pm of the same day. "The Ethiopian Authorities are carrying out the necessary investigations in order to identify the responsible(s) and shed full light on the motive for this crime," the Embassy told #EthioNewsflash.
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Ethiopian Airlines, the largest cargo operator in Africa, has been awarded the African Cargo Airline of the Year Award during the 2017 Air Cargo Africa Conference held in Johannesburg from 21st to 23rd February 2017.
Air Cargo Africa 2017 has been organized by STAT Media Group in celebration of excellence in the industry while supporting Africa’s steady growth. Winners have been selected through two rounds of online polling by worldwide readers of the magazine.
While receiving the award, Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked: “Readers of STAT Trade Times across the globe have spoken and voted Ethiopian as ‘African Cargo Airline of the Year’. I would like to thank them all for their strong vote of confidence, which reiterates Ethiopian efficient global cargo service. The credit for this prestigious recognition goes to our strong workforce, especially, I would like to congratulate our cargo team for the job well done.
Ethiopian Cargo has been growing at a very fast pace and will continue to do so. In order to support the fast growth that we are planning and to make Addis Ababa as one of the best Cargo hubs between Africa, Europe, The Americas, Middle East and Asia, we have built a new Cargo Terminal which can accommodate 600,000 tons per annum at a total cost of USD 115 million. The new Terminal 2 combined with the existing Terminal 1 will give a total tonnage capacity of 1 million per annum. Moreover, this year alone, Ahmedabad, São Paulo, and Orlando will join our global cargo network.”
Ethiopian Cargo serves 36 freighter destinations operating the longest range twin-engine freighter aircrafts in the world, 6 B777-200 LR freighters as well as 2 B757F with a capacity of 103 and 35 tons each respectively.
Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline. Ethiopian was recently named Airline of the Year, for the fifth consecutive year, by African Airlines Association (AFRAA), SkyTrax World Airline Award for Best Airline Staff in Africa, Best African Cargo Airline of the Year Award, and Passenger Choice Award for Best Airline in Africa.
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Ethiopian security forces have destroyed and arrested members of so called Benishangul Gumuz People Liberation Movement while they were attempting to attack the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).20 members of the Movement, who came from Eritrea, have been destroyed while they were heading to the dam site to attack it. Ethiopian security forces killed 13 members of the group and the remaining seven members were able to run away and cross into Sudan. However, the government of Sudan handed over those seven armed individuals to the government of Ethiopia and they are now in the custody of the Ethiopian security forces, The main objective of these Eritrean and Eritrean-based force sponsored armed forces is to carry out an attack on GERD.Source: FBC
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Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir has ruled out the direct involvement of the Egyptian arm in South Sudan’s conflict but said Cairo provided President Salva Kiir with weapons and ammunition.
Speaking to reporters aboard the plane returning to Khartoum from Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, al-Bashir denied that Egypt had conducted any air attacks on the positions of the SPLM-In-Opposition in Kaka town of Upper Nile state, as it was claimed by the rebels on 3 February.
However "We have intelligence that they supported the South Sudanese government, and continue to support the government with arms and ammunition," he disclosed in his answer to a question from a journalist.
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Egypt reached out to Kenya for a better deal over the use of the Nile in exchange for improved trade between the two countries.
On Saturday, Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, who was in the country for a one-day visit, said he was in Kenya to seek ways of improving trade and promised to extend the same towards fair use of the waters of the world’s longest river.
“Egypt and Kenya are bound together by the common artery of the River Nile and a long history of productive cooperation,” he said during a joint press conference with his host President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“We will support development in the Nile Basin countries to optimise the use of this large Nile for the good of the Nile basin countries in general.”
The current approach by the Egyptians differs from that of the time of Hosni Mubarak who promised to protect the waters of the Nile at all costs including using military intervention.
In fact the meeting between the two leaders in Nairobi was historic: The last time a sitting Egyptian president, Mubarak, visited Nairobi was in 1984.
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YouTube is experiencing major problems with many users unable to access the website.
According to DownDetector the site went down for users in Europe at around 6pm GMT.
The video streaming site is still working intermittently for some users, but others are seeing a message which reads: “500 Internal Server Error”, alongside multiple lines of code.
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Egypt has sent ground troops to Somaliland, sources said, as part of the Gulf Arab military contingent to rout the Iran-allied Houthi group in Yemen after a year–along civil war.
Egyptian ground troops recently landed in Berebera to help the Saudi-led coalition’s fight against the Iranian-supported Houthis and their allies, by stopping weapons supplies through the Red Sea, a local weekly Amharic newspaper, Sendek wrote, quoting reliable sources. The paper did not give figures of the troops.
It was the second reported deployment of ground troops by Egypt, which has one of the Arab world’s strongest armies. The Egyptians reportedly are present in Aden, part of a 5,000-strong ground troop force since August 2015. They have committed helicopter gunships, fighter jets, surveillance planes and refuelling tankers.
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Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe has asked people to give the US President Donald Trump time.
Mugabe in excerpts of an interview by state media that will be broadcasted to mark his 93rd birthday on Tuesday said Trump’s Mexico wall “appears quite nasty” but the US president “might come up with better policies”.
“I don’t know whether the construction of the wall between America and Mexico is feasible… it appears quite nasty,” the Sunday Mail quoted Mugabe.
Mugabe was largely unwilling to criticize Trump, though he did admit the US president was “radical”. “I was surprised by his election but I didn’t like Madam Clinton either,” he said.