Partnership to Develop Hospitality Industry

[Addis Fortune] MIDROC Technology Group Subsidiaries and Ozzie Hospitality and Tourism Management Consultancy signed Memorandums of Understanding on April 12, 2017 for the advancement of Ethiopian tourism, travel and hospitality industry. This partners…

[Addis Fortune] MIDROC Technology Group Subsidiaries and Ozzie Hospitality and Tourism Management Consultancy signed Memorandums of Understanding on April 12, 2017 for the advancement of Ethiopian tourism, travel and hospitality industry. This partnership was created with the aim of transforming the Ethiopian tourism, travel and hospitality industry into one of the major sources of foreign currency earnings and national income as well as means of household job creation.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Horn of Africa Must Build Long-Term Resilience Against Drought

[Ethiopian Herald] The Horn of Africa is experiencing its worst drought in 60 years, leaving more than 17 million people in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan food insecure. Recurrences of droughts are more pronounced and the region con…

[Ethiopian Herald] The Horn of Africa is experiencing its worst drought in 60 years, leaving more than 17 million people in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan food insecure. Recurrences of droughts are more pronounced and the region continues to suffer its devastating effects. While this could be worst drought in six decades, the region has suffered a number of serious droughts in between.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Bus Strikes – Unions ‘Wait and See’ As Minister Set to Intervene

[Daily Maverick] Passengers remained stranded on Thursday and feared for their Easter weekend plans as the strike in the bus sector entered a second day. There’s hope, however, with the intervention of Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant. By GREG NICOLSON & BHEKI C SIMELANE.

[Daily Maverick] Passengers remained stranded on Thursday and feared for their Easter weekend plans as the strike in the bus sector entered a second day. There's hope, however, with the intervention of Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant. By GREG NICOLSON & BHEKI C SIMELANE.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

The SACP, the Crisis in the Liberation Movement and the State of Our Country

[Daily Maverick] Today, as our country teeters on the brink of a social, political and economic meltdown, the focus is predictably on the ANC and its weaknesses. But the SACP leadership in office today has a lot to answer for. It is clear that there ha…

[Daily Maverick] Today, as our country teeters on the brink of a social, political and economic meltdown, the focus is predictably on the ANC and its weaknesses. But the SACP leadership in office today has a lot to answer for. It is clear that there has been infiltration of the SACP by counter-revolutionary elements who have basically sought to destroy the party.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Boat Tragedy Survivor Recalls Bag of Flour That Saved His Life

[Nyasa Times] A 67-year-old Graciam Kondowe who was among 54 passengers who police say survived after the Kayokha boat overturned in stormy weather on Lake Malawi in Rumphi, Sunday has said he escaped death by clinging to a bag of maize flour.

[Nyasa Times] A 67-year-old Graciam Kondowe who was among 54 passengers who police say survived after the Kayokha boat overturned in stormy weather on Lake Malawi in Rumphi, Sunday has said he escaped death by clinging to a bag of maize flour.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Analysis – the Aggressively Factional World According to Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

[Daily Maverick] It is evidence of how odd are some aspects of our politics that the person everyone has been talking about as the possible next President has been, up until a couple of weeks ago, also one of the quietest people in our politics. For ye…

[Daily Maverick] It is evidence of how odd are some aspects of our politics that the person everyone has been talking about as the possible next President has been, up until a couple of weeks ago, also one of the quietest people in our politics. For years, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has been seen as the favourite for the position, and yet she has made very few public comments about our country, her own vision of the country's future, or pretty much anything at all. And yet, since President Jacob Zuma shook the ANC's fault-line

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Celebrating Easter in the Glamorous Ethiopia

[Ethiopian Herald] Accompanied with longer abstinence from proteins and animal products to fasting Easter in Ethiopia is celebrated with big feast and lots of cultural and religious activities that will enlighten visitors. Tradition holds that people i…

[Ethiopian Herald] Accompanied with longer abstinence from proteins and animal products to fasting Easter in Ethiopia is celebrated with big feast and lots of cultural and religious activities that will enlighten visitors. Tradition holds that people in Ethiopia invite friends and family over and eat together. The celebration involves celebrating in gathering to commemorate Jesus' resurrection where the public show love to one another.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

In Crisis-Stricken Somalia, No Safe Haven

[HRW] During Somalia’s 2011 famine, in which a quarter of a million people died, Hassan lost many of his cattle. With the few that survived, he managed to stay at home in Qansahdheere, in southwestern Somalia. Six years on, as Somalia faces yet another…

[HRW] During Somalia's 2011 famine, in which a quarter of a million people died, Hassan lost many of his cattle. With the few that survived, he managed to stay at home in Qansahdheere, in southwestern Somalia. Six years on, as Somalia faces yet another humanitarian disaster, Hassan and his family have fled to Mogadishu hoping to find aid. Hassan and his family made it to the capital city's only government-managed camp, Badbaado.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Six Confirmed Dead, 20 Missing After Lake Boat Tragedy

[Nyasa Times] Government has said Malawi Defence Force (MDF) divers from Chilumba Barracks on Monday joined the rescue efforts for people feared dead after an overloaded wooden boat carrying more than 79 passengers , members of the Church of Central Af…

[Nyasa Times] Government has said Malawi Defence Force (MDF) divers from Chilumba Barracks on Monday joined the rescue efforts for people feared dead after an overloaded wooden boat carrying more than 79 passengers , members of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP), back from Easter celebrations capsized on Lake Malawi in Rumphi District.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Teary-Eyed Boxer Indongo Dedicates Historic Victory to Nation

[New Era] Windhoek -Struggling to hold back his tears in front of hundreds of jubilant Namibians who swamped Hosea Kutako International Airport to grant him a hero’s welcome yesterday, Namibia’s newly-crowned triple world champion Julius ‘Blue Machine’…

[New Era] Windhoek -Struggling to hold back his tears in front of hundreds of jubilant Namibians who swamped Hosea Kutako International Airport to grant him a hero's welcome yesterday, Namibia's newly-crowned triple world champion Julius 'Blue Machine' Indongo yesterday said the unwavering support of his countrymen was what gave him the strength to dethrone Ricky Burns from the WBA world championship plinth.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia