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Sunday, November 30, 2014

"አለም ገነት ናት ሲኦል ያደረግናት እኛው ነን።"







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Saturday, November 29, 2014

The Great Ethiopia Run is the most incredible experience







Haile Gebrselassie has a problem.

You wouldn’t know it from a quick glance at his famous face, which is fixed with the beguiling smile that has accompanied him on a career that has touched heights that no other athlete has managed.

This is a man who broke 23 separate world records, collected two Olympic gold medals and earned four world titles.

He bestrode the track and the streets of famous marathons in Berlin, New York and Chicago and has now carried that success into the world of business, where he is one of the chief drivers of a resurgent Ethiopian economy that is creating millionaires faster than any other country in Africa.

But as he explains over delicious, jet-black coffee strong enough to wipe out the hazy affects of altitude, he can’t answer his phone right now. To prove the point, when his iPhone trills, he takes a quick look and sets it back down on the table in the small office that overlooks one of the busiest roads in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s bustling, frenetic and endearingly chaotic capital city.

“If I don’t know the number, I won’t answer. You know why?” he asks. “Because government ministers will ring me up and say ‘Haile – I need a ticket for the big run on Sunday!’”

Hearing this story is the perfect introduction to the Great Ethiopia Run – the colourful, barmy and brilliant little brother of our own beloved Great North Run.
Last Sunday I was invited to Ethiopia to take part in this 10k event, and line up alongside the 37,000 other hopefuls desperate to make it to the Jan Meda sports ground in downtown Addis.

Why? Well, the Great Ethiopia Run goes way back with the North East. The first kernel of an idea came when local girl Abi Masefield, a gym friend of the great Gebrselassie, mentioned the possibility about creating an African equivalent of our own famous half-marathon from Newcastle to South Shields.

Hosni Mubarak Saved






CAIRO — An Egyptian court dropped all remaining criminal charges against former President Hosni Mubarak on Saturday in a sweeping repudiation of the Arab Spring uprising that forced him from power.

The court dismissed murder charges against Mr. Mubarak in the killing of protesters demanding an end to his 30-year rule — charges that once inspired crowds to hang the president’s effigy from the lampposts of Tahrir Square in Cairo and captivated the region. His reviled security chief and a half-dozen top police officials were acquitted.

The court also acquitted Mr. Mubarak, his two sons and a wealthy business associate of corruption charges; the three others had come to personify the rampant self-dealing of Mr. Mubarak’s era as much as the president himself.


Demonstrators in Cairo rejoiced Friday upon hearing that President Hosni Mubarak had been toppled after 18 days of protests against his government.Egypt Erupts in Jubilation as Mubarak Steps DownFEB. 11, 2011
If normal legal procedures are followed, Mr. Mubarak could soon go free for the first time since his top generals removed him from power amid a popular revolt in 2011, although it was not clear whether those rules would be adhered to.

About 1,000 demonstrators gathered around Tahrir Square at night to protest the decision, but heavily armed security forces had closed off the traffic circle. By 9 p.m., the police were firing tear gas and birdshot to drive away the crowds, and by midnight state news media reported that at least one person had been killed and more than 85 were arrested.

More than five months after the inauguration of a military-backed strongman, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the authorities appeared to calculate that the Egyptian public was so weary of unrest that it had lost a desire for retribution against Mr. Mubarak, or at least that they now had a firm enough grip to suppress any backlash.

“Today’s verdict indicates a very deliberate decision by the regime to continue on the path of rewriting the history that led to Mubarak’s ouster and closing the file on the Jan. 25 revolution,” said Hossam Bahgat, a journalist and human rights advocate who had cheered on that revolt and is now studying in New York.

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Friday, November 28, 2014

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A woman who deserves 1,000,000 Likes

A woman who deserves 1,000,000 Likes




Ethiopian Airlines Voted Best Airline from Africa by Kuala Lumpur Airport


Ethiopian Airlines, the largest and most profitable airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has been voted as the Best Foreign Airline of the Year from Africa at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport ( KLIA) 9th Annual Awards held on 21 November 2014.

Ethiopian started flights to Kuala Lumpur on 30 October 2012. Commenting on the award, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group, Ato Tewolde Gebremariam, said: “We are highly honored by the recognition from Kuala Lumpur Airport, one of the best airport hubs in Asia. Ethiopian is the airline of choice for travelers between Africa and Asia, thanks to our extensive network, ideal connectivity options with minimum layover in Addis Ababa and our globally recognized African flavored Ethiopian hospitality. In 2015, we plan to further expand our service in Asia by starting flights to Tokyo and Manila and avail better connectivity options for our esteemed customers.”

Ethiopian was voted in August 2014 in Anaheim, California as the Best Airline in Africa by Passenger Choice Awards, the most extensive survey of passengers in the industry. Recently, the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) recognized Ethiopian as the Best in Africa at its 46th Annual General Assembly held in Algiers in November 2014.
Ethiopian is a global Pan-African carrier currently serving 84 international destinations across 5 continents with over 200 daily flights using the latest technology aircraft such as the B777s and B787s.
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Ethiopia to Make USD 20 Billion Investment for Power Development

During the second phase of the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II), which runs from 2015 to 2020, Ethiopia is going to spend a total of USD 20 Billion Birr on its power development program.
Commenting on this Mekuria Lemma, head of Strategy and Investment Division at the Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP), said this expenditure is in line with what the nation has been spending annually in the past three years, USD Two Billion.

Hundreds Take Over SD Streets to Protest Ferguson Decision

Two separate protests sent hundreds of people onto the streets and onto a freeway of San Diego Tuesday night, leading to arrests the evening after a grand jury decided not to indict white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of black teen Michael Brown.

Traffic came to a halt as crowds set out from the City Heights Performance Annex to march around the San Diego Police Department’s Mid City division. They chanted "Hands up, don't shoot," the phrase that has come to represent all rallies held in Brown's honor.

SDSU Students Protest Ferguson Decision

"It's showing community participation within this context of showing outrage against violence against people of color," said protester Chase Fite.

About an hour an a half in, protesters marched onto Interstate 15 at University Avenue, forcing California Highway Patrol to issue a Sig Alert. Police and CHP quickly herded the crowd back onto surface streets, but off- and on-ramps to University Ave. were closed.

Source: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Hundreds-Take-Over-SD-Streets-to-Protest-Ferguson-Decision-283919561.html#ixzz3KQ6ZDaXj
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Police soon formed a blockade about 35 officers-wide, systematically pushing people back in an effort to regain control of the area.

SDPD says some arrests have been made from the group that went onto the interstate, but they did not release details about what those charges were.

One man in a camouflage shirt was seen being hauled away by officers, who were carrying him by his arms and legs.
At their meeting place, protesters covered the sign for the Jeremy Henwood Memorial Park with a banner that made it read “Michael Brown Memorial Park.” Henwood was an SDPD officer who was gunned down in City Heights while on duty in 2011.

The SDPD told NBC 7 the protest was supposed to be confined to the park, which sits near the Mid City police division, but excitement sparked other plans.

Still, many San Diegans in the crowd advocated for peace across the nation.

"Hold on babies. Don't tear up your place. We're behind you. The world is behind you," one person told NBC 7.

Missouri Triples National Guard Presence in Ferguson

A second protest originated at the Federal Building, where people listened to speeches before weaving their way through downtown streets.

Chanting "Peace through revolution. Touch one, touch all," the demonstrators held signs that read "No justice, no peace" and "Jail the killer cop."

Ferguson Protests Continue Across U.S. for 2nd Day

At San Diego State University Tuesday, students also stood in solidarity with the Ferguson protesters. Some held their arms in a "hands up" position.

The local activists’ movements are similar dozens of demonstrations across the country that have now entered their second day — though San Diego’s protests have been far more peaceful.

In Ferguson itself, Gov. Jay Nixon has called in over 2,200 National Guardsmen after rioting, looting and fires broke out when the grand jury’s decision was initially announced. The Associated Press reports 61 people were arrested in the St. Louis suburb Monday night.
More than 200 protesters gathered in Los Angeles Tuesday afternoon, forcing road closures. The night before, marches had briefly stopped traffic on Interstate 10.

Officer Wilson: "I Never Wanted to Take Anyone's Life"

In Oakland, 40 people were arrested for a variety of crimes Monday night, and more protests are expected.

Ed. Note: A previous version of this article incorrectly identified the group responsible for covering the sign at Henwood Memorial Park. We regret the error.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Ethiopia Seeks Tech Companies to Share Chinese Mobile Contract

Ethiopia Seeks Tech Companies to Share Chinese Mobile Contract


Ethiopia will give other companies parts of a telecommunications project it awarded to ZTE Corp. (000063) after a contract dispute with the state-owned Chinese company, Communications and Information Technology Minister Debretsion Gebremichael said.

The government has held talks with Helsinki-based Nokia Oyj (NOK1V) and Ericsson AB of Sweden about them taking over segments of the contract, which seeks to double mobile-phone network capacity in the Horn of African country and expand 3G coverage nationwide by June, Debretsion said.

“We’ve already started negotiations with Ericsson and Nokia,” he said by phone yesterday from the capital, Addis Ababa. “We didn’t sign as we have to close the issue with ZTE before getting into any other major contractual agreement.”

Neither ZTE nor Nokia immediately responded to e-mails seeking comment. Ericsson doesn’t comment on “rumors or speculations,” spokeswoman Elisabeth Mansi said by e-mail.

Ethio Telecom, the state-owned monopoly provider, in July 2013 signed deals worth $1.6 billion with ZTE and China’s Huawei Technologies Co. to improve Internet and phone services. In line with a previous ZTE contract, the companies agreed to provide most of the financing themselves from Chinese lenders.

ZTE’s work has been delayed by at least six months after it rejected a “mandatory” provision to upgrade existing infrastructure at no extra cost as it expanded networks, Debretsion said. Although the company has now agreed to the condition, other firms need to be involved to make up for lost time, he said.
Completing Work

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Ethiopia to deploy 210 volunteers to Ebola-hit countries within two weeks




Nov 26,2014

ADDIS ABABA, Nov. 15 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia on Tuesday announced that it will be deploying about 210 volunteers to Ebola-hit West African countries in two weeks.

Responding to the call of the African Union (AU) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in the country's commitment to the African solidarity, Ethiopia earlier pledged to provide support to the Ebola-affected West African countries by deploying health professionals, said Ahmed Imano, Director of Public Relations and Communication at the Ministry of Health.

Ahmed said the East African country had also pledged to provide

financial support amounting half a million U.S. dollars to support the intervention in addressing the epidemic.

To implement the pledge, Ethiopia has recruited the 210 volunteers out of the 1,100 registered volunteers, according to the director, who was speaking to the press in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa.

The volunteers would be deployed in the three most affected countries -- Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea.

Ethiopia Hopes to Set World Record for HIV Tests





ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Nov 25, 2014, 1:24 PM ET
Associated Press

Ethiopia is attempting to set a world record for the number of HIV tests carried out in one day.

The country's health officials said Tuesday they hope to break the record this coming weekend in honor of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1. The previous record for number of HIV tests carried out in one day occurred in Argentina in November 2012, when 1,380 people were tested. Ethiopian officials hope to carry out 2,000 tests.

The Ministry of Health said the tests would occur in the country's Gambella region, where 6.5 percent of residents have HIV or AIDS.

Dr. Warren Naamara, who is with UNAIDS, said some 800,000 Ethiopian have been infected with HIV since the outbreak of the disease in the 1980s. A quarter of those infected were children.

No Commnent (preaching goes wild ) ፓስተር ዳዊትና የገንዘብ ሰበካ አጋንንትን እያባረርሁልህ70ሺህ ሲያንሰኝ ነው






ጥቁሩ ወንድማችንን የገደለው ነጭ ፖሊስ በነፃ ተለቀቀ/A St. Louis County grand jury has brought no criminal charges against Darren Wilson, a white police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown



CLAYTON, Mo. — A St. Louis County grand jury has brought no criminal charges against Darren Wilson, a white police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager, more than three months ago in nearby Ferguson.

The decision by the grand jury of nine whites and three blacks was announced Monday night by the St. Louis County prosecutor, Robert P. McCulloch, at a news conference packed with reporters from around the world. The killing, on a residential street in Ferguson, set off weeks of civil unrest — and a national debate — fueled by protesters’ outrage over what they called a pattern of police brutality against young black men. Mr. McCulloch said Officer Wilson had faced charges ranging from first-degree murder to involuntary manslaughter.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Ethiopian to partner South Sudanese government in new carrier

Ethiopian Airlines (ET, Addis Ababa) has reportedly reached an agreement with the government of South Sudan over the establishment of a new national carrier there. CEO Tewolde Gebremariam told the Wall Street Journal in an interview that his airline will hold a 49% stake in the airline with Juba holding the remaining 51%.

Following a tender process in 2012, Atlasjet Airlines (KK, Antalya) was selected as the preferred partner for a new South Sudanese carrier only to pull out of the project in early 2013.

Since independence in 2011, South Sudan has seen a variety of start-ups with South Supreme Airlines (JUA, Juba), owned by local tycoon Ayii Duang Ayii, the most prominent.

For its part, the establishment of a carrier in Central Africa is in line with Ethiopian's strategy of setting up subsidiaries in Africa's West, South and Central/East regions to provide feeder services to its Addis Ababa intercontinental hub.

Thus far, Ethiopian's regional operations include ASKY Airlines (KP, Lomé) based out of Togo and Malawian Airlines (3W, Blantyre) based out Malawi. Ethiopian has also announced plans to develop a carrier based out of Kinshasa N'Djili though the status of that project is currently unknown.

ድንቅ ነሽ (LUCY) ከተገኝች አርባ አመት ሆናት:: Famed “Lucy” Fossils Discovered in Ethiopia, 40 Years Ago

While hunting for fossils in Ethiopia’s Afar Triangle on November 24, 1974, paleoanthropologist Donald Johanson and graduate student Tom Gray stumbled upon the partial remains of a previously unknown species of ape-like hominid. Nicknamed “Lucy,” the mysterious skeleton was eventually classified as a 3.2 million-year-old “Australopithecus afarensis”—one of humankind’s earliest ancestors. The headline-grabbing find filled in crucial gaps in the human family tree, but it also shook up ideas about early human evolution and upright walking. Forty years later, learn the story behind the fossil that permanently changed scientists’ understanding of human origins.
lucy model

A sculptor's rendering of the hominid Australopithecus afarensis on display in 2007. (Credit: Dave Einsel/Getty Images)

እስኪ ወንድ ከሆኑ እርስዎና ቤትዎ አንድ አይነት ልብስ ይልበሱ

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Lionel Messi breaks La Liga’s all-time scoring record in style





When you’re Lionel Messi, you don’t just tie a venerated, 60-year-old record. You tie it with a sweet free kick in the first half, then break the record in the second half, throwing in yet another goal just to complete the hat trick. Oh, and you do it against one of your tougher opponents.
The Barcelona superstar showed again Saturday why so many regard him as the finest soccer player in the world, as his side trounced Sevilla, 5-1. Barcelona remained in second place in La Liga, behind Real Madrid, while Sevilla remained in fifth.

But the story was Messi, who topped Athletic Bilbao legend Telmo Zarra’s mark of 251 goals all time in La Liga play, set from 1940 to 1955. Messi tied the record on this superb free kick:



Thursday, November 20, 2014

President Obama is Taking Action on Immigration (live)










Fixing the System
President Obama is Taking Action on Immigration

America’s immigration system is broken. The President is taking executive action to fix what he can to help build a system that lives up to our heritage as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

ሳንድያጎ ከተማ ምክር ቤት የሽንት ቤት እጣቢ ውሃን አጣርቶ እንደገና ለመጠጥ ለማዋል የሚያስችልውን ፕሮጄክት ለማካሄድ ያለውን እቅድ አፀደቀ::San Diego to turn toilet water into tap water





ሳንድያጎ ከተማ ምክር ቤት የሽንት ቤት እጣቢ ውሃን አጣርቶ እንደገና ለመጠጥ ለማዋል  የሚያስችልውን ፕሮጄክት ለማካሄድ ያለውን እቅድ አፀደቀ::
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SAN DIEGO — The San Diego City Council Tuesday unanimously approved renewing a federal permit needed to continue operations of the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant and committed the city to begin a $3.5 billion project to recycle wastewater for potable use.
" የውሃ ግፍ ከሽንት  ቤት  እጣቢ ያስጠጣል"
አገራችን ግን ውሃ እንደ ቀልድ በእግራችን መሃል እንደ ጎርፍ እየፈሰሰ ጎረቤት አገርን ያለማል። ይህን ነው "ከሞኝ ጓሮ ሞፈር ይቆረጣል" የሚሉት
Supporters hope the project — called Pure Water San Diego — will result in recycling enough purified water to account for 30 percent of San Diego’s drinking water needs by 2035.

City officials also plan to build a water-purification plant on North Harbor Drive to supplement efforts to recycle wastewater, but no timeline was given.

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“We can no longer afford to use water just once here in this region,” Councilwoman Marti Emerald said.

Mayor Kevin Faulconer called the Pure Water San Diego program “innovative and ambitious.” The water will be reliable, drought-resistant and less expensive than importing 85 percent of water the city relies on, he said.

“Our city’s presented with an incredible opportunity — to gain water independence, the ability to control our own water supply for the very first time,” Faulconer said.

Halla Razak, the city’s Public Utilities Director, said the 20-year program would provide a “safe, reliable and local drinking water supply for San Diego” and “uses proven water purification technology and is environmentally sustainable.”

Environmental groups like San Diego Coastkeeper, Surfrider Foundation San Diego Chapter, Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation and the San Diego Audubon Society all back the city’s approach.
http://yebbo.com/2013/2014/11/19/covered-california-open-enrollment-from-nov-15-2014-feb-15-2015/
“This vote represents a critical step towards solving San Diego County’s water supply issues, and forms the basis of a new paradigm for water treatment and reuse in arid regions throughout the U.S. and Southern California,” said Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation Executive Director Marco Gonzalez.

Often derided with names like “toilet-to-tap,” a multi-step cleansing process being tested by the city 1 million gallons daily produces water cleaner than what residents drink now and meets or exceeds quality standards, according to backers of the plan.

“This agreement will significantly reduce the outflow of treated wastewater in our ocean, while providing a local, reliable water source for the City of San Diego,” said Roger Kube, Chair of Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter.

The project will be paid for by a mix of state and federal grants, and rate increases on consumers.

The handful of city residents who spoke in opposition to the plan cited costs, environmental concerns and worries that toxins, such as those from prescription medications, could be left in the water.

“I do not believe San Diego needs to sacrifice the health of our ocean in exchange for diluting our sewage for an easy supply for potable water,” Ellen Shively said.

ፕሬዜዳንት ኦባማ ነገ ከ5 ሚሊዮን በላይ ለሚሆኑ ህገ ወጥ ስደተኞችን ምህረት ይሰጣል ተብሎ ይገመታል። Obama to announce executive action on immigration Thursday in primetime speech





President Barack Obama will make an announcement about his expected executive action on immigration on Thursday evening.

In a video posted on Facebook, the president said that the current immigration system is "broken" and that he will address "the things that I can do with my lawful authority as president to make the system work better, even as I continue to work with Congress and encourage them to get a bipartisan comprehensive bill that can solve the entire problem."

The speech at the White House is scheduled for 8pm ET.

The Thursday evening announcement will be followed by a rally at a Las Vegas high school on Friday afternoon. Obama will be accompanied by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid at that event, a source told NBC News.

A new NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll shows that the country is divided about whether Obama should take executive action to address the issue of undocumented immigrants in the United States. Nearly half - 48 percent - oppose executive action, while 38 percent support it.

Republicans have slammed the president's approach, calling it an overstep of his constitutional power.

"If 'Emperor Obama' ignores the American people and announces an amnesty plan that he himself has said over and over again exceeds his Constitutional authority, he will cement his legacy of lawlessness and ruin the chances for Congressional action on this issue - and many others," said Michael Steel, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner.

Bill Cosby faces growing chorus over sex abuse claims







This time it started with a stand-up comedy video that went viral and an ill-considered Twitter campaign.

Now Bill Cosby, oft-celebrated comedian and star of one of the highest-rated US television programmes in the 1980s, is being asked to once again publicly deny allegations that he committed multiple sexual assaults over the course of his career.

For the moment the comedian is only commenting through his lawyer.

"Over the last several weeks, decade-old, discredited allegations against Mr Cosby have resurfaced," writes Mr Cosby's lawyer, John P Schmidt, in a statement on Mr Cosby's website. "The fact that they are being repeated does not make them true. Mr Cosby does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment."
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CBS report: 135,000 Ethiopians living in Israel at end of 2013

The Ethiopian population in Israel stood at some 135,500 at the end of 2013 – 85,900 who were born in Ethiopia and 49,600 born in Israel to Ethiopian fathers, according to a report released by the Central Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday, the eve of Sigd, a national holiday marked by Ethiopian Jews.

The majority of the Ethiopian population lives in two central localities – 38 percent in the Center and 24% in the South, with Netanya having the largest Ethiopian community at 10,900, followed by Rishon Lezion with some 7,400; Beersheba with 7,100; Jerusalem with 5,900; and Tel Aviv with 2,300.

Ethiopia says China's ZTE could lose part of $800 mln in row over terms


Nov 18 (Reuters) - Ethiopia has told Chinese telecoms firm ZTE Corp it risked losing part of its deal worth $800 million to expand the nation's network because of differences over costs of upgrading existing systems, an Ethiopian minister and executive said.
The deal last year with monopoly state-run operator Ethio Telecom was part of a $1.6 billion package, split between ZTE and another Chinese firm Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.
The African nation of more than 90 million people wants to double mobile subscribers to 50 million in 2015 and expand its 3G service. The overall contract includes a plan for Huawei roll out a high-speed 4G network in Addis Ababa.
"We have contractual issues unresolved," Communications and Technology Minister Debretsion Gebremichael told Reuters. "Swapping existing technology with no additional costs is one."
He said Ethiopia's government expected the firms to upgrade existing equipment without extra charge, but added ZTE had said this would cost an additional $150 million to $200 million.
"Discussions with Nokia and Ericsson is plan B in case it does not work out," the minister said in Paris, where he was attending a business forum.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

UNHCR starts relocation of 15,000 stranded South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia





MATAR WAY STATION, Ethiopia, November 18 (UNHCR) The UN refugee agency has begun relocating nearly 15,000 South Sudanese refugees who had been stranded for a few months at a way station in western Ethiopia after the refugee camp where they were due to live was flooded.
A first group of 125 refugees left Matar Way Station on Monday and headed along the Baro River to the Itang Transit Centre, where they spent the night before resuming their journey on Tuesday by road towards Pugnido Refugee Camp, some 300 kilometres away.
They were expected to reach the camp, home to some 45,000 mainly South Sudanese refugees, later on Tuesday. A further 29 refugees with special needs, including pregnant women, lactating mothers, the blind and older people will be flown to Pugnido on a helicopter.
Two boats were chartered by the International Organization for Migration for the maiden relocation voyage one for passengers and the other for luggage. The refugees were provided with water, high energy biscuits, and relief items such as blankets as they boarded the boats wearing life jackets.
The refugees seemed to be happy that this particular ordeal was coming to an end. "I'm glad that we are leaving this place. I have never been happy here. Now I can smile again," said 26-year-old Nyapal, who arrived at Matar pregnant with her first child after fleeing the violence in South Sudan. She flew on the helicopter to Pugnido.
Nyapal walked through the bush for 20 days before arriving in Ethiopia in July. "It was very tough. We drank any water we saw on the way," she recalled. Her husband, medic Baro, made his way to Ethiopia separately. "It was very risky for the family to be together while fleeing," he explained: "I saw a lot of people who were shot dead."
Another young couple, Biel and Nyabol, were also happy to leave. "We just want to relocate and stay in Ethiopia in peace," said Biel, fighting back tears. Both she and her husband lost their parents.
The refugees had been stranded at Matar close to the border with South Sudan after heavy rains and floodwaters from the Baro River swamped the Nip Nip refugee camp, where they were originally destined to live. The floods also made access roads impassable.
Valentin Tapsoba, UNHCR's recently appointed representative in Ethiopia, was present at the launch of the operation and thanked the government and people of Ethiopia for taking in the refugees and sharing their meagre resources. He also presented two four-wheel-drive vehicles and an ambulance to the government's Administration for Refugees and Returnees Affairs (ARRA) for the relocation.
More than 190,000 South Sudanese refugees have sought refuge in Ethiopia's Gambella region since conflict broke out in South Sudan in mid-December 2013. Some 100 refugees continue to cross into Ethiopia every day, mainly through the Burbiey border point from Jonglei and Unity states in South Sudan. The new arrivals cite food shortages and insecurity, including sporadic fighting between rival warring factions, as reasons for their flight. Ethiopia is currently Africa's largest refugee-hosting country with more than 600,000 refugees.
UNHCR is currently working with the Ethiopian government to find land where some 50,000 flood-affected refugees can be relocated. Most of the refugees in Leitchour and Nip Nip camps had moved to higher ground.
By Reath Riek at Matar Way Station and Sulaiman Momodu at Itang Transit Centre, Ethiopia

Monday, November 17, 2014

6,200 Eritreans cross into Ethiopia in 37 days: UNHCR

According to a UNHCR report last July, there are a total of 629,000 refugees and asylum seekers in Ethiopia.

World Bulletin/News Desk
Over 6,200 Eritreans have crossed into Ethiopia over the past 37 days, an official with the UN refugee agency said Monday.
"More than 5,000 Eritrean asylum seekers crossed into the Ethiopian territory in October alone," spokesperson for the UNHCR office in Ethiopia Kisut Gebregziabher told Anadolu Agency.
"In the first week of November, more than 1,200 Eritreans have arrived in Ethiopia," he added.
Among those who managed to cross into Ethiopia, he said, were some 78 children.
According to a UNHCR report last July, there are a total of 629,000 refugees and asylum seekers in Ethiopia.
Some 99,000 of them are Eritreans. Most of them fled their country due to oppression and forced military service, Gebregziabher told AA earlier.
Eritrea and Ethiopia used to be a single country, but a 1993 referendum saw Eritreans vote for independence.
Tension between Addis Ababa and Asmara and has persisted since a bloody two-year border war, in which tens of thousands were killed, ended in 2000.
There are four refugee camps in northern Ethiopia's Tigray Regional State that cater to Eritrean refugees: Shimelba (set up in 2004), May Ayni (2008), Adiharush (2010) and Hitsats (2013).

Bad Breaking News! Ebola Patient Dr. Martin Salia Has Died in Nebraska: Officials





Dr. Martin Salia, a surgeon who was diagnosed with Ebola in Sierra Leone and flown to Nebraska over the weekend for treatment, has died, hospital officials said Monday.

Salia, 44, became the second person to die of the disease in the United States. Thomas Eric Duncan, who contracted Ebola in Liberia and traveled to Dallas, died last month.

Salia landed Saturday in Omaha. He was the 10th patient to be treated on American soil and the third at Nebraska Medical Center. Hospital officials had said that he was perhaps sicker than any other patient flown to the United States from West Africa.

“It is with an extremely heavy heart that we share this news,” said Dr. Phil Smith, medical director of the hospital’s biocontainment unit. “Dr. Salia was extremely critical when he arrived here, and unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we weren't able to save him.”

The hospital planned to release further details later Monday.

Salia, a native of Sierra Leone and a legal U.S. resident, was living in Sierra Leone and working at a hospital when he was diagnosed last week. The Ebola outbreak, the worst in recorded history, has killed more than 5,000 people in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.

Salia has a wife and two children who live in the Washington suburb of New Carrollton, Maryland. A son, Maada, told NBC News last week that Salia knew the risk of working in West Africa but wanted to do his part.

“Even though he knows the sickness is already out, he decided to still go and help his people because he wanted to show that he loves his people,” the son said. “He’s really, really a hero to me.”

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Ethiopian Named African Airline of the Year - 14 November, 2014




Ethiopian Airlines, the largest and most profitable airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it was named the African Airline of the Yearby the African Airlines Association at its 46th Annual General Assembly held in Algiers between 9 and 11 November 2014.

Ethiopian was crowned Airline of the Year for its exceptional results in 2013, consistent profitability, and sound strategy, which has enabled it to forge win-win partnerships with fellow sisterly African airlines. This is the third year in a raw that Ethiopian has continued to receive the award from AFRAA.

Upon receiving the award, Ethiopian Group CEO Tewolde Gebremariam remarked: We are highly honored for this recognition by fellow sisterly airlines in Africa. The award goes, first and foremost, to the more than 8,000 employees at Ethiopian, who work very hard every day to provide the best services on the ground and in the air to our valued customers. We also thank our customers for giving us the opportunity to serve them and for travelling on Ethiopian in great numbers. It is also a testimony of the soundness of our Vision 2025 fast, profitable and sustainable growth strategy.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

መኪና ተገልብጦ 38 ሰዎች ሂወታቸውን አጡ




38 killed in bus crash in eastern Ethiopia

The accident took place in Legebenti locality when an Isuzu bus heading for Adama city from Awash town in the eastern part of Ethiopia collided with a Sino truck

World Bulletin/News Desk
Thirty-eight people were killed in a deadly road accident in eastern Ethiopia on Saturday.
The accident took place in Legebenti locality when an Isuzu bus heading for Adama city from Awash town in the eastern part of Ethiopia collided with a Sino truck heading for Djibouti in the early hours of Saturday.
Police commander Bizuneh Godana expected the death toll to increase.
"There are many who sustained serious injuries," he told Anadolu Agency.
The vehicles were moving in opposite directions just near the Metehara bend when the bus veered in an attempt to save a camel and crushed into the truck.

ዘንድሮ አልታሳካም አሁንም ተሸነፍን Algeria record fifth straight win v Ethiopia





Algeria made it five wins from five in their 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifying campaign with their 3-1 victory over Ethiopia at the Stade Mustapha Tchaker in Blida on Saturday evening.
Goals from Sofiane Feghouli, Riyad Mahrez and Yacine Brahimi moved Algeria up to 15 points, the only team to have won all their games thus far.
Algeria head coach Christian Gourcuff made two changes to the side that beat Malawi last time out, with Med Lamine Zemmamouche and Saphir Taider replacing Rais M’Bolhi and Nabil Bentaleb respectively, while Bidvest Wits and Ethiopia striker Getaneh Kebede missed the game through suspension.
The hosts put Ethiopia under immense pressure in the opening 10 minutes of the encounter, with Rafik Halliche notably heading just wide.
It was Ethiopia, though, who opened the scoring completely against the run of play in the 22nd minute through Omod Okwory, who picked up the ball near the halfway line before bursting forward and hitting a right-footed effort past the Algerian glove-man.
Ethiopia continued to live dangerously, but Algeria’s finishing also left a lot to be desired in what was in all a frustrating opening half-an-hour for the hosts.
The Fennec Foxes finally found their goal in the 32nd minute as Feghouli latched onto a superb through ball from Riyad Mahrez.
Provider turned scorer nine minutes later as Mahrez curled the ball past Jemal Tassew before Brahimi added a third in first-half stoppage time, hammering home from close range, to give the hosts a 3-1 lead at the interval.
The Walias had their moments in the second half, but it was the home side who did most of the attacking, with Brahimi and Islam Slimani causing all sorts of problems for the Ethiopian defence.
Algeria now head to Mali in search of the perfect qualifying record ahead of next year’s showpiece in Equatorial Guinea.

ታላላቅ አባባሎች ታላቅ ምክር ለባለ ትዳሮች በተለይም ለባሎች






ታላቅ ምክር ለባለ ትዳሮች በተለይም ለባሎች

Thursday, November 13, 2014

በአርቲስት አስናቀች ወርቁ ሂዎት ላይ የተመሰረተ ታሪካዊ ፊልም ተሰራ







Asnaketch Worku 'Ethiopia's Edith Piaf' 13 November 2014 Last updated at 19:32 GMT A new film looks at the life of the Ethiopian singer, actor and dancer Asnaketch Worku, who the film's director calls "Ethiopia's Edith Piaf". Rachael Samuel's new film is called Asni and focuses on the life of the musician. Asnaketch was deemed very controversial in the Ethiopia of the 1950s and 60s, which was a very conservative country at the time. Sophie Ikenye reports.

የአለማችን ትሁቱ ሌባ!Most polite robbery EVER!





ሌባ አስፈቅዶ፣ ይቅርታ ጠይቆ የስረቀውንም ሁኔታዎች ሲምቻቹ እንደሚመልስ ቃል ገብቶ ነው የሰረቀው። የሚሰርቅበትም ምክንያት ዘርዝሯል። ልጆቹን ለመመገብ እና የቤት ክራይ ለመክፈል


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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

ሳንድያጎ መንገድ ላይ ለማኟ ነፍሰጡር ውሃ የመሰለ መርሰዲስ መኪና ባለቤት ሆና ተገኘች::










Wednesday, November 12, 2014 06:15AM
SAN DIEGO, CA -- A pregnant woman and her young son seen begging for money in a San Diego shopping center parking lot were caught driving off in a Mercedes-Benz.

Melissa Smith told sister station KGTV she saw the panhandler and her son at Eastlake Village Center every weekend for two months. The woman's boyfriend would join them on the weekend, she said.

"I felt bad. There's a pregnant lady with a little boy who is down on her luck," Smith said.

The woman would hold a cardboard sign that said "please help," and plenty of people did.

"Lots of people gave them money. Probably five people in five minutes gave them money," Smith said.

Smith said she was getting gas when she saw the couple at the usual spot.

"They were leaving and I noticed they went into a Mercedes Benz. I thought, 'Wow, a Mercedes Benz?'" said Smith, who noted the car appeared to be new.

Smith shook her head and got in her car to drive away.

"Lo and behold, they were in front of us. Here they are counting money, laughing. Their little boy is not in a car seat or a seat belt. He's all the way in the front seat with them," Smith said.

Smith watched them drive to a McDonald's at another plaza on Bonita Road.

"She sits there with the sign. He goes (and) parks the Mercedes. They put up the sign and not less than five minutes, here she is getting money from all these people," Smith said.

Smith took pictures of the woman and boy at the new location. The woman spotted her, got angry and started yelling, Smith said.

"Next thing I know, she picked up this big boulder," Smith said, "I don't know if pregnant people can do that, but it was pretty big over her head and coming at me with this rock."

Another witness saw the entire incident and called 911.

"She grabs her little boy and takes off through the middle of the parking lot," Smith said.

A Chula Vista Police Department spokesman told KGTV that the couple had left before they arrived. Smith gave police the license plate number to the Mercedez-Benz.

That license plate number led to an Encinitas apartment complex called Encinitas Heights Apartments. Residents said rent is $2,500 a month.

The resident of the Encinitas home responded to KGTV's requests for comment, but said she had just moved in. The couple living there before had recently picked up and left.

Smith said she wants people to know about this couple before they find a new place to panhandle with whom she believes to be their son.

"I feel bad. Don't give these people money. They don't need it. They're driving a Benz," Smith said.

KGTV contributed to this report.

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Emirates offers free tourists visa to Dubai for Ethiopians

Emirates offers free tourists visa to Dubai for Ethiopians

Emirates, a global connector of people and places, is offering Ethiopian customers a free UAE visa when booking a ticket to Dubai. The offer, which is valid until the 20th November 2014 and for travel until December 2014, is available across First Class, Business Class and Economy Class.
Commenting on the offer, Emirates Country Manager for Ethiopia Temima Kemal said: “As Emirates, we always aim to offer our customers value for money. With this offer, customers who book with us for travel to Dubai from Addis Ababa within the specified period, will get a free UAE visa and save on that cost. In addition, they will experience Emirates famous and award-winning products and services on route to visit one of the world’s most iconic cities.”
Dubai, known as a city of contrasts – from futuristic architecture to vibrant traditional culture and diversity, it’s a place that offers an exciting and diverse travel experience.
“From views from the world’s tallest tower, beaches, desert landscapes and shopping at some of the largest malls in the region, including Dubai Mall, to the world’s largest. There is also an array of dining options which will spoil anyone for choice. Accommodation ranges from iconic hotels such the Burj Al Arab and Armani Hotel to a wide range of three star and four star hotels to suit all budgets,” said Ms. Kemal.
Each visa is valid for one month and is not renewable. Each return ticket to Dubai booked through Emirates is eligible for the free visa. Customers can purchase the ticket and apply for the tourist visa at their travel agents or by visiting Emirates ticketing counters located in the in Ethiopia.
Emirates established operations in Ethiopia in March 2006. Currently, the airline flies daily from Bole International Airport to Dubai, and onward to more than 140 destinations in 81 countries across six continents, and it’s the world’s largest operator of Boeing 777 and A380 aircraft.
EK 723 departs Dubai International Airport every day at 1030hrs and arrives at the Bole International Airport at 1330hrs. The return flight, EK 724, leaves Bole International Airport at 1610 hrs and lands in Dubai at 2120 hrs.
On Addis Ababa - Dubai route customers on board will experience Emirates award winning ice entertainment system, which offers hundreds of channels of audio and visual entertainment, while enjoying gourmet cuisine, and the service and hospitality from Emirates’ multi-national cabin crew. Emirates also offers generous baggage allowances across all classes, with 50 kg for First Class, 40 kg for Business Class and 30 kg for Economy Class.

 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Uganda 3-0 Ethiopia

The Cranes saw off Ethiopia’s Walya Antelopes 3-0 in an international friendly match played Namboole on Sunday.

Goals from Geoffrey Massa, Yunus Sentamu and Farouk Miya ensured the victory which saw the Cranes dominate almost in all aspects.

Kawowo Sports’ Ismael Kiyonga caught the game and rates each Ugandan player that featured in the game. The rating is based on statistics and player’s contribution to the victory.

Robert Odongkara 6.0: Had less to contend with as Ethiopia didn’t threaten his goal but made a brilliant save with his feet when the game was still level.

Isaac Isinde 6.0: Started at right back and offered less going forward plus he looked un assured defensively. Later changed to centre back with a few changes midway the second half.

Brian Majwega 6.0: Deployed at left back and gave his best and struggled against Yusuf Saleh whenever the Ethiopian had possession. Offensively, he let in two dangerous crosses which resulted into corners.

Richard Kasagga 5.0: Read the game well but a lapse in concentration on two occasions almost gave the visitors’ a goal as he was beaten by the skilled Saleh.

Savio Kabugo 7.0: He organised his backline well and made a few necessary clearances. He initiated a few moves from the backline.

Tonny Mawejje 5.0: He started the game in a brilliant fashion dictating the tempo with his long and short range passes but faded as the game went on.

Miya Farouk 8.0: A spirited performance from the Vipers’ midfielder. His first touch appeared to have improved and his passing was nice. Beat his men easily and his industry saw him grab a goal.

Mike Sserumaga 7.0: He made a brilliant return to the national team hitting three shots on target and creating two chances for the strikers.

Moses Oloya 6.5: Beat opponents with easy as usual with his trade mark trickery but his final pass is still wanting. Involved in both the first and third goal though.

Yunus Sentamu 8.0: Scored a striker’s goal with a good tap in from close range and gave the Ethiopian defence a torrid time on and off the ball. His movement was also fantastic.

Geoffrey Massa 8.0: Missed a penalty at the death of half time but made amends seconds later with the opener. Assisted Sentamu’s goal and was also involved in Miya’s goal. Captain fantastic he was on the day.

Substitutes:

Jamal Salim 6.0: Made his debut replacing Odongkara after recess and easily collected what the Ethiopians threw at him. His ball distribution and command of the backline was also okay.

Julius Ntambi 5.0: Returned to the team for the first time since CHAN and looked decent though he carelessly gave away possession twice.

Keziron Kizito 5.0: A brilliant prospect of a midfield gem but his decision making is ought to improve. Otherwise, he is a technically gifted player if well nurtured.

Habib Kavuma 5.0: Another returnee to the national team fold after some time out and his 15 minutes on the pitch saw the team maintain its clean sheet. Threatened the other end with a good shot which went inches wide.

Hassan Wasswa 5.0: Still looks overweight but his big frame bullied the Ethiopians.

Robert Ssentongo 5.0: The UPL leading scorer came on with over an hour gone and did well despite not getting on the score sheet.

Over 100 Chinese enterprises participating in Expo in Ethiopia

ቻይኖች ምን አዩብን?
ADDIS ABABA: More than 100 Chinese companies are participating in an expo dubbed 2014 (Africa) China Commodities, Technology & Services Expo displaying Chinese products in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa.
The Expo has been organized by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce with a view of enhancing business cooperation between China, Ethiopia, and other African nations.
The three-day Expo on Nov. 10-12 is concurring with China- Ethiopia Industry & Commerce Cooperation Forum, which is expected to provide face-to-face communications opportunities for exhibitors and purchasers as well as a platform for information and technology exchanges.
The Expo is expected to promote sound development of bilateral and multilateral business relations.
Speaking at the opening of the Expo, Xie Xiaoyan, Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia, said the Expo helps further promote the exchanges and cooperation between the business communities from China, Ethiopia, and other African nations.
Xie stated that China and Ethiopia have been strengthening their overall cooperation and friendship.
He said the two countries have been enjoying strong economy and trade bilateral cooperation.
“Our countries have made many fruitful achievements through cooperation in politics, economy, trade, culture, education science and technology etcetera. Ethiopia is China’s important strategic partner in Africa,” said the ambassador.
Xie recalled that Chinese Premier Li Keqiang made visits to African countries including Ethiopia in May this year and that the Premier proposed six areas to actively promote cooperation between China and Africa.
The Premier proposed to actively promote cooperation in six areas including, industry, finance, poverty reduction, environmental protection, cultural exchanges and peace and security, said the ambassador.
The ambassador said the 2014 (Africa) China Commodities, Technology & Services Expo would contribute share to further strengthen the cooperation and relations between businesses in China and Africa.
Tadesse Haile, Ethiopian State Minister of Industry, noted that Ethiopia and China are enjoying excellent bilateral relations.
The two countries share many interlinked and similar ideas towards accelerated and sustainable economic development, said the State Minister.
He stated that Ethiopia is in the last year of the implementation period of the five-year growth and transformation plan (GTP) and heading to the second GTP whereby the country lays strong foundation to transform its economy to achieve the middle- income economy status by the year 2025 through accelerated and sustainable economic development.
The State Minister noted that his country draws lesson from China, which the official called on to further strengthen cooperation in infrastructure and industrial development towards competitive and sustainable economic development.
As Ethiopia makes endeavor to transform its economy, Tadesse said “emphasis will be given to the development of various infrastructures, infrastructural activities such as roads, railway, telecom, power and human resource development.”
Tadesse also noted that the Expo would be a platform for business and cooperation between China and Africa.
“The rapid development of China has provided unprecedented opportunity for Ethiopia and Africa; and we need to capitalize on this,” he said.

What happens when you say Ebola In Bus (Joke)


የዝንባቡዌ ዜጋ የሆኑት ጓድ መንግስቱ ሐይለማርያም ስለ ዝንባቡዌው ወቅታዊው ሁኔታ ምክር ለገሱ

ደርግ  ዝንባቡዌን  እንዲያስተዳድር  ከራሳቸም ምክር  ለግሰዋል:: ከ 25 ዓመት በፊት መኖሪያቸውን  ወደ  ዝንባቡዌ  ያቀኑት  የቀድሞው  የኢትዮጵያው  ፕሬዜዳንት መንግስቱ ሃይለማርያም ለዝንባቡዌው መሪ እ...