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Ethiopian Airlines Partners with Africa CDC to Implement AU Trusted Travel Pass

Ethiopian Airlines LogoEthiopian Airlines has partnered with the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) for the implementation of the African Union (AU) Trusted Travel Pass to make continental travel easier and safer amidst the COVID -19 pandemic, the carrier said in a statement sent to 2merkato.com. Africa CDC has mobilized a broad multi-stakeholder public-private partnership with the help of its strategic partners, the PanaBIOS Consortium and Econet, and with the objective of addressing current challenges posed by citizens' and institutions' difficulty in accessing accurate health information, high costs, and inconvenience in cross border travel, and poor data for health policy and biosecurity planning.

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Ethiopia: Yirgalem Agro-Industrial Park Inaugurated

31Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, along with his predecessor Hailemariam Dessalegn and other government officials, inaugurated the Yirgalem Integrated Agro-Industrial Park in Ethiopia's Sidama region. "Sitting on 294.5 hectares, the industry park’s potential value chain includes fruits and vegetables, dairy, meat, poultry, coffee, cereal and pulses, using produce from local farmers as input," PM Abiy said in a tweet.

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African Airlines Association, Ethiopian Ink MoU on Aviation Training

AFRAA-ET-MoUEthiopian Airlines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with African Airlines Association (AFRAA). Inking the MoU were Mesay Shiferaw, Managing Director of Ethiopian Aviation academy, and Abdérahmane Berthé, AFRAA's Secretary-General. The MoU is "on training that will facilitate a framework of collaboration between AFRAA and Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Academy to achieve common objectives on training of aviation professionals across the African continent," AFRAA disclosed in a press release.

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