Monday, August 21, 2017
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Ethiopian Airlines revamps B767 fleet

By Mark Caswell Ethiopian Airlines has retrofitted the first of its B767-300ER aircraft with the carrier’s fully-flat business class seat. The Cloud Nine business class seats feature 17-inch TV screens and in-seat power sockets. The aircraft’s economy cabin has also … Continued

Ethiopian Airlines on the up

Ethiopian airlines, the largest in Africa, has ordered 10 additional Airbus A350-900s and  set in motion  $ 345m Airport expansion project to raise the annual passengers capacity at Addis Ababa’s Bole International Airport frm 7m to 22m. In contrast with … Continued

Ethiopia creating new Aviation Holding Group

By Kurt Hofmann The Ethiopian government will establish an Aviation Holding Group to oversee the country’s aviation-related interests. According to a government statement, the holding firm would manage Ethiopian Airlines, its cargo and MRO services, Ethiopian Aviation Academy, Ethiopian Airports Enterprises … Continued

Ethiopian Airlines to start services to Bahrain

Accra, GNA – Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, will start services to Bahrain effective from August 17 with the latest B737-800 New Generation with Sky Interior. Bahrain, a nation comprising more than 30 islands, in the Persian Gulf, has … Continued

Ethiopia: Coffee Export Hits U.S.$866 Million

By Alazar Shiferaw Ethiopia earned 866 million USD exporting 221,000 tons of coffee during its last fiscal year . According to Ethiopian Coffee & Tea Development and Marketing Authority, it has accomplished 92 per cent of its set goal to … Continued

Mobile payments key to Kenyan economy

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) said the telecoms sector is now a critical element in the country’s economy, as it revealed strong figures relating to mobile payments for goods and services. In a report, CA noted the telecom industry’s … Continued

Ethiopian makes room for more flowers

Ethiopian Airlines opened its new air cargo terminal, which is comparable to Amsterdam Schiphol, Singapore Changi, or Hong Kong terminals, according to Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO of the Ethiopian. Airfreight annual throughput at Addis Ababa rose from 175,600 tonnes in 2014 … Continued

Iran’s Exports to Somalia up by 38%

TEHRAN, (MNA) – Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization announced that volume of Iran’s exports to Somali had risen by 38 per cent in the previous Iranian year (ended March 20). “Last year, the country’s exports to Somalia, situated in the Horn … Continued


By Ashley Okwuos Earlier this year, Valery Colong Nyiwung lost $10,000 in just three months — almost 10 times the annual per capita income of Cameroon. And it wasn’t from playing the ponies. The only bet the tech entrepreneur made … Continued

Confronting Africa’s Water Challenge

BY AKINWUMI ADESINA,  ABIDJAN – Water is essential for life, and yet it is scarce in many parts of the world. Owing to the effects of climate change, Africa is experiencing its worst drought since 1945, especially in Southern Sudan, … Continued

Work begins on the tallest skyscraper in Africa

Kieron Monks, CNN (CNN) The mighty peaks of Kilimanjaro and Kenya are the highest points in Africa, towering over the East Coast nations. The mountains will soon be sharing a skyline with a man-made behemoth named simply: “The Pinnacle.” Kenyan … Continued