Ethiopia is negotiating with Brazil, Russia and India to finance and build rail links after agreeing terms last year with Chinese and Turkish companies for other routes, the head of the state rail company said.
A saline lake in Ethiopia that’s baffled scientists by its 15-fold growth threatens to spill into the nation’s longest river and damage plans by Africa’s biggest coffee grower to become a commodities powerhouse.
Agreement signed in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, by 2 countries’ representatives, African Union says in e-mailed statement. *2 other crossings to be opened during “second phase”: agreement *Joint committee to hold next meeting in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, on May 22 *NOTE: The two nations are making post-secession arrangements after South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in July 2011
State-owned carrier will lease two 777-300ER planes from Los Angeles-based Air Lease for 12 years, co. says in e-mail. * Aircraft to be delivered in May and June 2015 NOTE: Air Lease has 155 aircraft, most <5 yrs old
Boeing Co. has begun repairs on the 787 Dreamliner to fix a battery fault that grounded the fleet for three months as it enters talks with airlines to resume deliveries and meet a full-year production target.
Ethiopia will spend 900 million birr ($49 million) to open its first industrial hub for export- oriented manufacturers in a bid to deliver faster economic growth, Industry Minister Mekonnen Manyazewal said.