Sunday, October 31, 2010

NASA to help Ethiopia prevent climate change through weather forecast

Addis Ababa, October 29, 2010 (Addis Ababa) - The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will help Ethiopia in the establishment of an integrated program approach to prevent climate change risks through weather forecast activities, the Ethiopian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) said. Authority Deputy Director, Desalegn Mesfin said on Friday that the authority will sign with various research institutions including NASA cooperation agreement enabling to build capacity and exchange of information. The director said there would be transfer of technology and knowledge among the authority, the Addis Ababa University and the Johns Hopkins University Group of NASA. The agreement enables to forecast weather for 15 years. The Africa Adaptation Programme - Ethiopia (AAP-E) will help install systems, institutions, and processes for Ethiopia to scale up climate change adaptation initiatives as future sources of funding become available. Professionals drawn from the federal and regional environmental protection authorities, the university, NGOs exchanged relevant information with NASA group, he said Source ( ENA)

Haile Gebrselasse skips competition when strong athletes appear, says Manager

After setting two dozen world records and winning two Olympic gold medals on the track at 10,000 meters, Gebrselassie has lately raced marathons in an engineered manner intended to foster more record runs — using pacesetters on flat courses, avoiding throngs of top challengers, competing less against other runners than against the clock, essentially running time trials instead of conventional races. “I have a lot of respect for him, but he never faces anyone,” Federico Rosa, Wanjiru’s Italian manager, said of Gebrselassie. “He doesn’t like to face other strong athletes. When he does, he has trouble. Click here to read more.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

IGAD summit moved from Kenya to Ethiopia as ICC demands arrest of Sudan’s Bashir

’The Standard’ and "Daily Nation’ Kenya-based newspapers quoted sources as saying that the summit organizers transferred the meeting to Ethiopia to shield Bashir who faces an arrest warrant against him from the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes allegedly committed in Darfur. On Monday, the court’s judges have asked Kenya "to take any necessary measure to ensure" Bashir is arrested and turned over for trial or explain "any problem which would impede or prevent" his arrest. Should the Kenyan government not send a reply to the ICC by October 29th, “we would assume that there are no problems that would prevent them from arresting Mr. Al Bashir,” an ICC spokesman told Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW). Read more...

Friday, October 29, 2010

Ethiopia: Chinese man stabbed another Chinese to death.

The Federal High Court asked a Chinese man who killed his compatriot, who had come to work on construction in Ethiopia a couple of months back, to come up with his rejoinder before final conviction. The murder was an unfortunate incident that followed what seemed to be a run-of-the-mill row between the two fellow countrymen who lived together, witnesses of the public prosecutor attested. According to the information the court disclosed, the cause of the murder was a wrangle over whether the television channel they were watching should be switched or not, back in July 23, 2010. It all happened at about midnight in their home. As the quarrel grew serious, the defendant stabbed the deceased to death with a knife he was apparently using. The High Court which found the Chinese man guilty demanded he should reappear before the court Tuesday, November 3, with defense witnesses. Source (News Dire)

Al Shebab firing squad executed girls, age 14 and 18 publicly .

Pickup trucks with big loudspeakers drove into the town, ordering the residents to watch the execution. Residents were also told to switch off their cellphones and were warned not to take pictures, a prohibition that has been enforced at some Islamist executions in the past. “The teenage girls were executed in the regional headquarters at the center of the town. Some of the women who were watching fainted at the scene,” said Abukar Elmi, a witness. “This is a shocking event.” Read more..

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Ethiopia: Power sector faces uncertainty

According to CEO of Ethiopian Electric Corporation, the power demand has had a steady growth of 24 percent a year, and although the corporation has the capacity to supply ample electric power for the country, “the current transmission line’s electric load capacity" has contributed to the problem of "power interruption, mainly during peak hours”. Mr. Debebe said that the rehabilitation of the new transmission line is being undertaken. The new electricity transmission system improvement project is being supported by the World Bank. Read more….

Ethiopia Plans to Rent Out Belgium-Sized Land Area to Produce Cash Crops

“Everywhere we want to increase the amount of land to be leased,” Abera said. “We have abundant land available.” Ethiopia’s government has identified agriculture as the “major source” of the 11 percent growth rate targeted by the Finance Ministry in a five-year economic plan unveiled in August. The industry accounts for 80 percent of exports and 43 percent of gross domestic product in Africa’s biggest coffee- producing nation, says Abera Dereesa minister of state for agriculture. To read more click here...

Irish Aid rejects claim Ethiopia uses help as political tool

"Our examination, in consultation with the other major international aid donors in Ethiopia, does not support the Human Rights Watch allegations of widespread, systematic abuse of development assistance in Ethiopia," a spokeswoman for Irish Aid said. "Irish Aid has a range of rigorous checks and safeguards in place. These include regular audits, independent evaluations and independently-commissioned surveys. Irish Aid staff participate in field monitoring visits to ensure that our aid is achieving the intended development results and that it is benefiting those who are most in need." Read more…

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Holy Synod ordered the removal of Patriarch statue

The Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church passed a decision to bring down the statue of the Patriarch in front of the Bole Medhanialem Church, few months after it was erected. The statue that was built to commemorate the Patriarch’s 18th year of papacy had been a subject of controversy among the followers of the orthodox religion. The assembly in its ordinary annual meeting, which has been going on since late last week, has unanimously agreed that the statue contravenes the laws of the church and ordered the removal. The Holy Synod also passed a decision to remove billboards portraying the image of the Patriarch inside the premises of churches on the basis of the bylaws of the church. Responding to inquiries from the Holy Synod the Patriarch denied having knowledge of the inauguration of the statue in question and argued that there is no wrongdoing on his part, these sources told The Reporter. Furthermore, the Holy Synod has also passed a decision to ban Ejigayehu Beyene, who allegedly is responsible for causing friction between the members of the Holy Synod, from entering the premises of Patriarch’s resident. Source (Reporter)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Deputy Prime minister and foreign minister will be hanging within 30 days

A fluent English speaker and the only Christian in the senior leadership of Saddam's mainly Sunni regime, Tariq Aziz was sentenced to death by hanging Tuesday ( October 26, 2010) . The law says Aziz should be hung within 30 days of the final decision. The Iraqi president also needs to sign off on an execution order. Read more

Ethiopia lifts ban on distance education

Based on the agreement, the private institutions will have a two year period after which they would be expected to fully implement the new curricula. According to Nega Namaga of EPHEIA, the agreement further entails a periodical scrutiny by the ministry before the private institutions graduate their students. Read more…

Monday, October 25, 2010

Indian investor wants to triple his land acquisition in Ethiopia

Top Indian business man and General manager of Karuturi global Ltd, said he has acquired big chunk of land (approximately 30000 hectare ) from the Ethiopian Government and plans to triple it by the next fiscal year. In an interview with CDTV news, Mr. Sai Ramakrishnan , founder and CEO of Karuturi ltd. Claimed, his company mainly uses the land to grow rice, maize and palm oil. Asked how much land he plans to cover Mr. Kartuturi said his company is looking to hold altogether around three million hectare of land primarily in Ethiopia , Kenya and South Africa. Watch the interview here.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Ethiopia Fossil Find Could Shed Light on Climate Change

Scientists in Ethiopia have unearthed 22-million-year-old fossils, fauna and flora, completing a chain of data that could shed light on the phenomenon of climate change. The latest discovery was made in an ancient lake bed 150 kilometers northeast of the Ethiopian capital. It is not the oldest find of amphibian, mammal and fish fossils in Africa. But principal investigator Mulugeta Feseha, a geologist at Addis Ababa University, says it completes a picture of climatic conditions over a 30-million-year period. "This is a unique aspect of Ethiopian geology that can contribute towards modeling of ancient climate or environmental reconstruction. When we think of developing a model we have to find sites that are 28 million, 25 million, 20, 10 up to zero. That is how you develop a model. So this 22-million-year-old fossil site fills a gap that has never been identified in all parts of Africa.” Mulugeta says since there were no humans on earth 20- to 30-million years ago, comparing carbon-dioxide levels between then and now will help in understanding to what extent human activity affects climate change."Knowing the carbon-dioxide concentration of that time and knowing carbon-dioxide concentration of this time, which we know, can give us an idea if we are in a global warming event," says Mulugeta. Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenawi is in the forefront of global climate negotiations aimed at persuading the United States and other developed countries to pay for damage done by human-induced climate change. He will lead a delegation of 10 African heads of state at the Cancun climate summit in December. But Mr. Zenawi told a meeting in Addis Ababa this month he expects the Cancun summit to be “a flop.” He accused developed countries of not taking seriously the search for a global climate-change deal. Source (VOA News.Com)

College president adopts Ethiopian orphans

The adopted boys had been living with a sister and attending a school and church through Yezelalem Minch (Yezelalem Minch" means "never-ending spring," in Amharic) orphanage in Addis Ababa. The orphanage serves children whose parents have died of AIDS. They miss their sister, the boys said recently, but are glad they can talk to her weekly by phone. Had they stayed with her, they would have aged out of the orphanage system in their late teens and faced an uncertain future. Read more…

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Ethiopia refutes human right allegations

Ethiopia authorities had refuted Human Rights Watch allegations which accused Ethiopia of using development aid as a political tool. This is a report by some highly frustrated and self-appointed kingmaker institution in the U.S. Just because what they dreamt of in Ethiopia didn’t take place, they are doing whatever they can to tarnish the image of the country,” said Governmnt communication Minister Bereket Simon. Human rights group (HRW) on its part said in a report that farmers who do not support Ethiopian's ruling party led by Prime Minister Meles Zenawi are rejected loans, fertilisers and seeds. Read more...

USA pushes hard the divorce of South Sudan from North

U.S. officials say there is no more time to waste for finalizing preparations for two votes in Sudan on possible southern separation. They are urging progress during a new round of talks due next week in Ethiopia. In Washington Friday, U.S. envoy to Sudan Scott Gration expressed concern for a new round of talks starting October 27 in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, between officials from north and south Sudan. "With time running out, the parties must make a strategic commitment to work together to avoid war to achieve a lasting peace," he said. Gration noted there were less than 80 days before the planned January 9 referendum on independence in south Sudan as well as before the separate vote scheduled on the same day in the oil-rich Abyei district. Voters there are due to decide whether they are part of the north or south. Issues which have yet to be resolved include exact border demarcations and who gets to vote in the Abyei referendum, with nomads from the north who use land in the disputed region, a particular point of contention. Gration urged northern and southern officials to reach a consensus. "The parties must be prepared to come to Addis with an attitude of compromise to reach a final agreement on these remaining tough issues," he said. U.S. officials said President Barack Obama is getting daily briefings on the situation. In a follow-up panel discussion Friday in Washington, a researcher from U.S.-based Human Rights Watch, Jehanne Henry, expressed concern over the rights of minority communities in both the north and south. "What we would urge is that both governments be very, very, clear that citizens are not going to be stripped of their rights and they will not be subjected to intimidation and attacked in any form of physical violence," Henry said. Next year's voting would mark the culmination of a 2005 peace deal, aimed at ending more than two decades of conflict between Sudan's government forces and southern rebels, which led to the deaths of nearly two million people. Source (VOA News.Com)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Best Hollywood actor as well as Oscar nominee and wife arrested over immigration case

The Hollywood actor best known for his role as deadbeat cousin Eddie in "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" and his wife have been arrested in Vancouver on immigration violations after skipping a court date in California. Oscar-nominee Randy Quaid, 60, and his wife Evi, 47, will appear at a Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board hearing in Vancouver on Friday afternoon, a spokesperson for the department said. Read more…

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Couple Charged in $13 Million Nigerian "Nightmare" Scam

It is a scam so complicated police have to draw a diagram to explain it.At the end of the day, complicated or not, Fort Lauderdale Police took down a North Lauderdale couple, who allegedly ran a $13 million scam that had ties to Nigerian mobsters. Using classified ads and Craig's list, Plenord St. Fort and his wife, Sandra, would offer jobs to victims looking for work as maids. The St. Forts and the victim would agree to a monthly salary. Soon a cheque would arrive, but in an amount far in excess of the agreed salary. The unsuspecting victim was instructed to use the remainder of the money to pay rent to a landlord and otherwise manage the home. The rent money, according to instructions, was to be sent by Western Union Money Order. The original cheque was a phony, police claim, despite the fact the cheque would clear. Meanwhile, using a code, the St. Forts would intercept the payment to the non-existent landlord. That money would be sent to their handlers in Nigeria, who would in turn, send money orders to Haiti with the St. Ford's cut of the deal, investigators allege. Det. Randall Pelham said the couple was in operation for about a year and were producing 12 to 50 phony cheques per day. These were cheques with legitimate routing number stolen from major public or private institutions. The St Forts, according to police, had a home office full of printers, blank cheque paper, hundreds of routing numbers and names of potential victims. "When we went to serve warrants and searched the house they had lists of identities, cheque paper, cheques in the printer," Pelham said. "They were printing them out when we came in." Not surprisingly, the scam starts in Nigeria, a hot bed of criminal activity. The African nation has become a haven for scammers who have collected stolen credit cards, personal information and banking account numbers. Officials said the St. Forts were basically operating a local franchise for the Nigerian mob. Source( Miami News)

Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas wins Sakharov human rights prize

Guillermo Farinas, the Cuban dissident who held a 135-day hunger strike earlier this year, has been awarded the European Parliament’s Sakharov human rights prize.The 48-year-old journalist and psychologist has often used hunger strikes, putting his own health at risk, as a means of protest to achieve greater freedoms in the Communist island of Cuba.Mr Farinas is the third Cuban to receive the prize, after Oswaldo Paya in 2002 and the “Ladies in White” group of women whose husbands are jailed in Cuba, which received the award in 2005 Jerzy Buzek, the European parliament president, will officially announce Farinas as the winner of the Sakharov Prize later Thursday. The award will be presented to the winner on December 15.The 22nd Sakharov Prize, named after late Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov, comes with a cash award of 50,000 euros (£44,000).Source ( Ethiopia forums)

Africa’s top young business leaders gather in Ethiopia, ALN announced

The African Leadership Network (ALN), Tuesday announced a first-of-its kind, gathering of Africa’s top emerging leaders will be held in Ethiopian Capital from Noveomber3-6 2010. According to the source Approximately 200 attendees will meet in Addis Ababa to share ideas aimed at answering one central question: “how does Africa become prosperous?” In addition to sharing ideas, members are expected to build concrete partnerships between their countries, companies and organizations, and to further the aim of creating prosperity for Africa. Read more…

Ethiopian, Cuban, Israelis front-runners for EU rights prize

Birtukan, 36, a former judge and single mother who heads the Union for Democracy and Justice (UDJ), spent most of the past five years in jail before being freed earlier this month. Had she been allowed to take part in elections in May, analysts say Birtukan would likely have presented the most serious challenge to Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. Sometimes compared to Nobel peace prize laureate Suu Kyi, Birtukan was freed the day after she was nominated for the Sakharov Prize. The 48-year-old journalist and psychologist has often used hunger strikes, putting his health at risk, as a weapon to try to achieve greater freedoms in the Communist island. Farinas fasted for 135 days earlier this year, a protest that left him near death but compelled the Cuban government to agree to release 52 political prisoners. Read more...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

We demand justice, say angry protesters

Hundreds of Ethiopians and concerned residents who live around DC metro area and its vicinity gathered Tuesday, October 19, 2010 to express their anger and frustration over the brutal death of a 27 year old Ethiopian Ali Mohamed. Ali was fatally beaten by 5 individuals associated with the local restaurant known as DC9. It has been confirmed that the perpetrators of this heinous crime are the owner of the restaurant and his four employees. According to eye witnesses account the five individuals chased Ali and wrestled him to the ground, and brutally beat him to the face, and the head. Instead of calling a law enforcement to address the matter they savagely took justice into their raw hands. While they brutally beat him, he repeatedly pleaded for mercy but the five men did otherwise. “My son was not a violent man “said the victim father Moahmed Galachu. Another person who spoke to the crowd was Ali’s cousin Nunu Wako. “I can understand if it is a one –o- one thing, “said Nunu , “ but five to one is entirely savage and brutal” , she busted with tears. The demonstrators expressed dissatisfaction over the judge decision to reduce the charge to a second degree murderer. “We demand justice,” said the angry protesters. Ali lost his life 45 minutes, after he has taken to the nearby hospital. Posted by administrator

Saturday, October 16, 2010

A cab driver arrested for exposed his “private parts

Chief Ronald A. Ricucci from the Takoma Park Police Department announces the arrest of Kuru Wondwosen, 42, of Takoma Park, Maryland, for indecent exposure. On October 10, 2010, at approximately 11:36 p.m., Takoma Park Police responded to the 900 block of University Blvd. for reports of an attempt rape. The victim was a patron of a taxicab being driven to her residence. After being dropped at her residence, the victim realized she left her cell phone in the taxi. She used a pay phone to contact the taxi driver to ask that he bring her phone back to her. At first Wondwosen said he could not, but then changed his mind after being told he would be paid. When Wondwosen arrived back to where the victim was waiting, he opened the front passenger side door and told her to “get in.” The victim refused and again asked for her phone. The victim then noticed that Wondwosen’s pants were unzipped and his “private parts” exposed. Wondwosen finally gave the victim her phone and she fled to a neighbor’s residence and called police. Wondwosen left the area. At approximately 11:46 p.m., Takoma Park Police met with Montgomery County Police officers in the 1100 block of Bonifant Street with the taxi that matched the description given by the victim. Wondwosen was positively identified and he was placed under arrest and transported to the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit. Source ( Takoma park police Department)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Next month climate conference will be a total fraud, says PM

In words devoid of diplomatese, the Ethiopian leader, who is also co-chair of the High Level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing, also suggested that, ‘it is possible the following one in South Africa will also be a failure.’ Guests at the high table which included Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister of Norway; Jean Ping, chairperson of the African Union Commission; Festus Mogae, former president of Botswana and Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank, appeared stunned by Mr Zenawi’s words. The thousand- strong audience however clapped in support of the frank assessment. Read more….

Ethiopian Airlines appoints its first female captain

Ethiopian Airlines on Thursday officially appointed its first female commercial flight captain, APA has said . The first female commercial flight captain, Amsale Gualu Endegnanew, took off her first flight on a Q-400 aircraft from Addis Ababa to Bahir Dar on an internal flight. Captain Amsale joined Ethiopian Airlines Pilot Training School in 2000 and started her career as first officer in 2002, according to the Ethiopian airlines . Watch the video news here

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I need break time, says Burtukan Mideksa

The jailed opposition leader Birtukan Mideksa, chairperson of Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ) who was released on Wednesday after requesting for a pardon, said that her time in prison was difficult.“I was imprisoned for 21 months and I am not well informed about the country’s political situation and my party’s current state. So I want to take time and review things before I make any decision,” Birtukan said at a briefing she gave yesterday.Birtukan sent a petition asking to be pardoned to Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who referred it to the Federal Pardon Board. After verifying the authenticity of her plea through the proper legal procedure and making its own additional inquiry into the sincerity of Birtukan’s request, the board unanimously made a recommendation for her release. The statement said Birtukan was released from prison after the president approved the recommendation and granted her pardon.After one year and nine months of imprisonment Birtukan left the Kality Prison and was welcomed by her daughter Hale Mideksa, her mother Almaz Gebregzabeher, party colleagues and well wishers.Source ( Reporter)

Monday, October 11, 2010

አባት ልጃቸው መስሏቸው የሌላ ሰው ልጅ ቀበሩ::

የሚወዱት ወዳጅ ዘመድዎ ሞተ አረፈ የሚል ዜና ሲሰሙ በዛ ቅጽበት የሚሰማዎትን ድብልቅልቅ ያለ ስሜት ላፍታ ያስቡት...በዚህ የሀዘን ድባብ ሆነው ሬሳውን መጥታችሁ ውሰዱ የሚል ሌላ ጥሪ ደሞ ከሆስፒታል ይደርስዎታል...ልጃቸው ሰሞኑን በተፈጠረው የመኪና አደጋ ሞቶ ሚኒልክ ሆስፒታል ነውና ከቤተ ሰብ ጋር እንዲመጡ የተባሉ አባት የልጃቸውን ሬሳ አይተውና አረጋግጠው ፈርመው ውስደው በወለደ አንጀታቸው እያለቀሱና ባልቃሽም እያስለቀሱ ልጄ ልጄ ጀግናው ልጄ ብለው ብለው ልጃቸውን ይቀብራሉ:: ሁለተኛው ቀን አመሻሽ ላይ አገርን ጉድ ያሰኘ አንድ ጉድ ተፈጠረ:: ከዚህ በላይ ከምሄድ እቺን ይጫኑና ዜናውን እርሶ ራስዎ ይስሙት::

Sunday, October 10, 2010

China remains uncompromising in response to Nobel

A day after Liu Xiaobo was named the winner, a touchy Chinese government built upon its initially angry response Saturday. Authorities escorted Liu's wife from Beijing to the northeastern city where he is imprisoned but did not let her see him to deliver news of the honor. That will have to wait until Sunday, a family member said. Activist lawyers in Beijing inspired by the award to hold a get-together said police followed them and told them to stay home, preventing them from meeting. While the government sank into official silence as did much of the state media, a tabloid newspaper affiliated with the ruling Communist Party's flagship People's Daily caustically criticized the prize as part of a Western plot to sow divisiveness in a rising China. Read more…

Ethiopian national team succeeded over Madagascar team

Ethiopia secured a surprise 1-0 away win over Madagascar in the other Group B match earlier on Sunday. The win puts them level on three points with Nigeria while Guinea sit on top of the table with maximum six points. Ethiopia lost their opening game at home when they were beaten 4-1 by Addis Ababa last month. The win revives Ethiopia's hopes of qualifying for the tournament to be held in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. Nigeria will host Ethiopia in Abuja in their next game in March next year while Guinea will travel to face Madagascar.
Source ( BBC)

መለስ ዜናዊ የስኴር ኮርፕሬሽንና ኢንጂነሪንግ ኮርፕሬሽን በኔ ትእዛዝ ስር ይሁን አሉ::

የስኳርና የኢነርጂ ዘርፎች በቀጣዩ አምስት ዓመታት ግዙፍ ግንባታ የሚካሄድባቸው በመሆናቸው ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ በቅርበት ጉዳዩን መከታተል በመፈለጋቸው ነው በማለት ያስረዳሉ፡፡ በእርግጥ ስኳርን በሚመለከት ሦስቱ ስኳር ፋብሪካዎች የሚያካሂዱት የማስፋፊያ ፐሮጀክቶች አዲስ ከሚገነባው የተንዳሆ ስኳር ጋር ተዳምሮ የፋብሪካ ግንባታና አሁን ካለው 314.5 ሺሕ ቶን ስኳር በ2007 ከሰባት እጥፍ በላይ በማሳደግ ወደ 2.2 ሚሊዮን ቶን የማድረስ ዕቅድ አለ፡፡ ከዚህ በተጨማሪ በሚቀጥሉት አምስት ዓመታት ሦስት አዳዲስ የስኳር ፋብሪካዎች ይገነባሉ፡፡ ኢነርጅን በሚመለከትም አሁን ካለው ሁለት ሺሕ ሜጋ ዋት ከአምስት ዓመት በኋላ እስከ ስምንት ሺሕ ሜጋ ዋት የሚደርስ ኃይል ለማመንጨት የሚያስችሉ ግንባታዎች ለማካሄድ ታቅዷል፡፡ በሁለቱ ተቋማት የሚካሄደው ግንባታ ግን በዋናነት የሚቀናጀው አዲስ በተቋቋመው የብረታ ብረትና ኢንጂነሪንግ ኮርፖሬሽን አማካኝነት ነው፡፡ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር መለስ ለኢንጂነሪንግ ኮርፖሬሽኑ ብርጋዴል ጀነራል ክንፈ ዳኘውን ሹመዋል፡፡ በብርጋዴር ጄነራሉ የሚመራው አዲሱ ኮርፖሬሽንም ተጠሪነቱም ለጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ ነው፡፡ በዚህ ኮርፖሬሽን አማካኝት ለሚካሄዱ የፋብሪካ ግንባታም ሆኑ ለኃይል ማመንጫ ግንባታዎች የሚያስፈልጉ ምርቶች ኮርፖሬሽኑ አገር ውስጥ እንዲመረት ያደርጋል፡፡ ተጨማሪ ያንብቡ...>>>

Saturday, October 9, 2010

ትናንሾቹ መላእክት (The little Angels ) ለኢትዮጵያ ምስጋና አቀረቡ::

የኮርያና የኢትዮጵያ ህዝቦች አንድነት ዛሬ የተፈጠረ አይደለም:: ይልቁኑ በደም የተሳሰረ ነው:: የያኔዋ ኮርያ በጃፓን ሀይሎች ቁም ስቅሏን በምታይበት ወቅት ከደረሱላት ወዳጅ መንግስታት መካከል አንዷ ኢትዮጵያ ነበረች:: የኮርያ ህዝብና መንግስት ለኢትዮጵያውያን ዛሬም ልዩ ክብርና ፍቅር አላቸው.. በጦርነቱ ዘመን ያለፉበትን የመከራ ጊዜና ወዳጆቻቸውን አልረሱም:: ለዚህም ነው በየሀገሩ እየዞሩ የረዷቸውን ሁሉ እናመሰግናችኌለን የመንገስተ ሰማያት ደጆች ይካፈትላችሁ እያሉ በመዝሙራቸው የሚያመስግኑት:: Little Angels ( ትናንሾቹ መላክቶች) ወደ ኢትዮጵያ መትጠው ይሄንን አዜሙ:: ለመስማት እቺን ይጫኑ::

Friday, October 8, 2010

Former foreign minister Seyum Mesfin hands over his position to the new FM Deseleign Hailemariam

Former Foreign Affairs Minister Seyoum Mesfin said Ethiopia has managed to conduct successful diplomatic relations and also register shining victories in the international fora, according to ENA news.While handing over his authority to his successor, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Seyoum said Ethiopia has created successful diplomatic relations with various countries enabling to ensure peace and development. Seyoum said Ethiopia has represented Africa in the G-8, G-20 and climate change negotiations to ensure the benefits of the African people.Hailemariam on the occasion expressed congratulations to Seyoum as he witnessed the succession during his life time. Source (ENA)

Christian Jailed in Ethiopia Accused of Desecrating Quran

Sources said Woldegorgis has been jailed in Zone Five of Ethiopia’s Somali Region, a predominantly Somali area. Moyale, located on Ethiopia’s border with Kenya, is divided between the predominantly Muslim Zone Five and Zone Four, which is populated mainly by ethnic Oromo, with each zone having distinct administrative and judiciary systems. Preaching non-Muslim faiths is not allowed in Zone Five, in spite of provisions for religious freedom in Ethiopia’s constitution. Ethiopia’s constitution, laws and policies promote freedom of religion, but occasionally local authorities infringe on this right, according to the U.S. Department of State’s 2009 International Religious Freedom Report. According to the 2007 census, 44 percent of Ethiopia’s population affiliate with the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, 19 percent are evangelical and Pentecostal and 34 percent are Sunni Muslim. Read more…

St. George to ship the body of Cameroonian player

A Cameroonian player who has recently joined the Ethiopian football club, St. George, died of a sudden ill health. It was learned that the player, Teand Claude, was still on probationary period. The club was trying to settle down on ways of shipping his body back home with the Cameroonian Embassy in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.
The late Claude passed on when he was being treated at Hayat Hospital. Complications related to liver and kidney were said to have resulted in his decease. While other fellow Cameroonian co-players who were with him returned to their home country, Claude, 22, breathed his last without signing a contract with the club. St. George did not decide if the young player was fit to play for it or not.The Cameroonian Embassy in Addis Ababa gave a positive response to the problem at hand but requested the club to cover the expenses of flying the body to Cameroon even if it has not entered into any contractual agreement with the late player. Source ( NewsDire)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Undocumented language found hidden in India

A "hidden" language spoken by only about 1,000 people has been discovered in the remote northeast corner of India by researchers who at first thought they were documenting a dialect of the Aka culture, a tribal community in the foothills of the Himalayas. They found an entirely different vocabulary and linguistic structure. Read more…

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

"Now I am free, I am back to my family and my daughter." Says Burtukan Mideksa

She was one of several opposition leaders imprisoned for life after the 2005 poll. They were later pardoned, but Ms Birtukan was rearrested for violating the terms of her release. "I am very relieved," she told the BBC at her home in the capital, where crowds had gathered to welcome her. Ms Birtukan said she had been freed because she had applied for a pardon. "Prison by itself is a very horrible place, especially for me the time I spent alone," she said. "Now I am free, I am back to my family and my daughter, I am very elated." The BBC's Uduak Amimo in Addis Ababa says hundreds of her supporters began cheering and singing when they she arrived home in a car accompanied by her mother and young daughter. Ms Birtukan is a former judge and was one of the younger and more charismatic leaders of the coalition that did well against the ruling party in the 2005 elections. Source ( BBC )

Monday, October 4, 2010

North and South Sudan are ln a serious talk over the fate of Abyei region

U.S. President Barack Obama met with Southern Sudan's President Salva Kir and Sudanese Vice President Ali Osman Taha at the United Nations last month to lay the groundwork for the Addis Ababa talks. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton followed up with telephone calls last week to Mr. Taha and Mr. Meles to stress the importance of settling the status of the Abyei -- an oil-rich region along the dividing line between north and south Sudan. Read more...

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Obama taps Rouse to replace Emanuel as Chief of Staff in Washington

U.S. President Barack Obama hugs Rahm Emanuel after Obama announced Emanuel will be replaced by Pete Rouse (not pictured) as White House Chief of Staff in the East Room of the White House in Washington on October 1, 2010. Emanuel is leaving the White House likely to pursue the role of Mayor of Chicago. Source (UPI)

Bid Committee to Bring the World Cup to US in 2018 or 2022

As Brazil prepares to host the next world cup, in 2014, US would like to bring the event into her soil by 2018. They even created a bid committee with strong public figures like the Mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg; Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger; President Clinton's personal advisor, Doug Band. Read more….