Monday, April 30, 2012

Official: Gunmen kill 5 farmworkers in Ethiopia

An official says gunmen attacked a commercial farm in Ethiopia's western Gambella region and killed five workers.Government spokesman Shimeles Kemal said Sunday that the attackers wounded nine people as they shot indiscriminately late Saturday at workers on the vast farm. The property is owned by Mohammed Al-Amoudi, an Ethiopian-born Saudi businessman who is among the world's richest men. He said that among the dead were four Ethiopians and a Pakistani national. Five Pakistanis were among the wounded. The official said six of the suspected assailants are now in police custody and that it is still unclear why the farm was targeted. The farm produces cash crops such as rice. 
Source (  Foxnews)

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Ethiopia, Shashemene is the birth place of King Solomon and Queen Sheba , claim Rastefreians

Kabena, who moved from the Dominican Republic two decades ago, runs a natural health clinic on the grounds of a Rasta church but said authorities are encroaching on the fields where he grows food and medicinal herbs. Rastafarians say it was the "divinity" of the land that drew them to Ethiopia, which is mentioned in the Bible more than 30 times and is believed to be the birthplace of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. "This is the promised land, this is where God is born," said Ab. Yet the Rastas' vague status makes it difficult to set up business and access services open to nationals. "I'm in Africa and I'm illegal in regards to status. I don't feel illegal because I'm returning home, but when you're talking about the letter of the law, yes, in fact, it's reality," said Carol Rocke, 56, who runs a Caribbean restaurant. When she was "ordained by God" to come to Ethiopia from Trinidad six years ago, she applied for a business licence but was only allowed to operate as a foreign investor, limiting her business to the region around Shashemene.  Read more…

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Reliable sources from Eritrea tell assenna.com that Isaias Afewerki, is seriously ill.


Reliable assenna.com sources from Asmara indicate that Isaias Afewerki, the unelected leader of Eritrea, is seriously ill.According to the sources, Isaias has recently been to Qatar two times for intensive medical treatment.Many Eritreans inside the country are aware of Isaias’ ill health; however, the government media has never made it public.As it has been reported on assenna.com for a couple of times in the recent years, Isaias Afewerki has been suffering from chronic Liver Ailment and has travelled frequently to Qatar for treatment. Source ( assenna .com)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Maitre Artiste Afewerk Tekle dies at 80

The late Maitre Artiste World Laureate Afewerk Tekle was born on October 22, 1932 in the historic city of Ankober in Shoa Province, Ethiopia, according to the artist’s official web portal. Sent to England in 1947 to become a mining engineer, Afewerk’s artistic talent was soon perceived. He was accepted at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London and later went to the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of London, the famous “Slade”. While studying in England he made several artistic pilgrimages to Europe. On the completion of his studies he returned to Addis Ababa where he held a one-man exhibition at the Municipality Hall in 1954. It was the first significant art exhibition of post-war Ethiopia. Read more....

Thursday, April 5, 2012

ሕገ -መንግስትና ሕግ የማይስማሙባት አገር ::

ከ 1993 ዓ .ም . በፊት በደቡቡ ክልል ቤንቺ ማጂ ዞን ውስጥ ጉራፋርዳ ተብሎ የሚጠራ ቦታ አልነበረም፡፡ በአሁኑ ወቅት በጉራፋርዳ ወረዳ የሚተዳደሩት የሚኒጥ ብሔረሰቦች ከ 1993 ዓ .ም . በፊት ይተዳደሩ የነበሩት በሸኮ ወረዳ ሥር ነበር፡፡ እነዚህ ብሔረሰቦች ‹‹በሸኮ ወረዳ ሥር አንተዳደርም ራሳችን በራሳችን ማስተዳደር አለብን፤›› የሚል ጥያቄ ሲያነሱ፣ ‹‹ራሳችሁን በራሳችሁ ለማስተዳደር መስፈርቱ የሚጠይቀውን የሕዝብ ብዛት አታሟሉም፤›› የሚል ምላሽ ይሰጣቸዋል፡፡ እንደዚህ ዓይነት ተስፋ አስቆራጭ መልስ የተሰጣቸው የብሔረሰቡ አባላት ግን ሞኞች አልነበሩምና ‹‹ራሳችንን ማስተዳደር አንችልም›› ብለው እጃቸውን አጣጥፈው አልተቀመጡም፡፡ ከዚያ ይልቅ ራሳቸውን ለማስተዳደር የሚያስችል የሕዝብ ብዛት ማግኘት የሚያስችላቸውን ዘዴ ማጠንጠን ጀመሩ፡፡ ብዙም ሳይቸገሩ መልሱን አገኙ፡፡ ከሰሜኑ የአገሪቱ ክፍል መጥተው ደቡብ ክልል ውስጥ በሚገኙ የተለያዩ ወረዳዎች በቡና ለቀማና በተለያዩ የጉልበት ሥራዎች የተሰማሩ በርካታ የአማራ ክልል ተወላጆች መኖራቸውን የሚያውቁት የሚንጥ ብሔረሰብ አባላት፣ ‹‹ወደ እኛ ወረዳ መጥቶ በልማት ሥራ ላይ መሰማራት የሚፈለግ ኢትዮጵያዊ ዜጋ በሙሉ ይምጣና አካባቢውን ያልማ፤›› የሚል ማስታወቂያ ይለጥፋሉ፡፡ ይህንን ዜና የሰሙ የአማራ ክልል ተወላጆችም ነገ ዛሬ ሳይሉ ወደ ሸኮ ወረዳ አመሩ፡፡ ህልማቸው የሰመረላቸው የቀበሌና የወረዳ አመራሮችም ለልማት የሚውል መሬት በሕጋዊ መንገድ እየሸነሸኑ አከፋፈሉ፡፡ ከሰሜን ክልል የመጡ በርካታ ሰዎችን በአካባቢያቸው ማስፈር የቻሉት የሚኒጥ ብሔረሰቦችም ምኞታቸው ተሳክቶ ራሳቸውን በራሳቸው የማስተዳደር መብት አገኙ፡፡ ወረዳቸውም ጉራፋርዳ ተባለ፡፡ ተጨማሪ ያንብቡ...

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Ethiopia to Export 60,000mt Banana to Saudi

Ethiopian Horticulture Development Agency (EHDA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with International Saudi Agriculture (ISA) so as to enable the latter exporting organic banana to Saudi Arabia. While signing the agreement, the Director General of EHDA Haileselassie Tekie said the agreement will enable Ethiopia to secure more than 100 million USD from the export of 60,000 tons of organic banana to Saudi Arabia within six months. The agreement will benefit up to 30,000 small holder farmers directly or indirectly involved in the cultivation of organic banana by getting a better market price for the product. Besides, the export will create jobs for lots of compatriots in Arba Minch and the nearest localities in the SNNPs. More than 13,000 hectares of land has being cultivated with organic banana in the Southern Nations Nationalities and People’s State. The General Manager of ISA, Abdulkareem Al-Ghamdi, on his part said as the demand of Ethiopian organic banana is very high, the company has decided to engage in the export of organic banana to the international market. The company is planning to provide trainings on post harvest handling to meet the standards of the international market. This will also build the capacity of the smallholder farmers and benefit the country from technology transfer in the sector. The company has already finalized preparations to commence the export to Saudi Arabia shortly, according to General Manager.
Source ( 2 Merkato)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

የጉራፋርዳ ነዋሪዎች ያለ ፍላጎታቸው ወደ ደብረብርሀን መጔጔዛቸውን አስታወቁ::

ከምንጮቻችን ለመረዳት እንደቻልነው ይኖሩበት ወደነበረው ጉራፋርዳ ወረዳ እንዲመለሱ ወይም ደግሞ ወደ አማራ ክልል ተመልሰው ተለዋጭ ቦታ ተሰጥቷቸው በግብርና ሥራ የሚሰማሩበት ሁኔታ ይመቻችላቸው ዘንድ አቤቱታ ለማቅረብ ወደ አዲስ አበባ ከመጡት 600 ገደማ ከሚደርሱት ተፈናቃዮች መካከል፣ አብዛኛዎቹ ባለፈው ዓርብ ከሰዓት በኋላ በፖሊሶች በኃይል እየተገፈተሩ በአራት የሕዝብ ማመላለሻና በአንድ ታክሲ ተጭነው ወደ ደብረ ብርሃን ተወስደዋል፡፡
በአራዳ ክፍለ ከተማ ወረዳ 8 ወጣቶች ክበብ ውስጥ ከቀሩት ጥቂት ተፈናቃዮች መካከል አንዱ ዓርብ ምሽት ለሪፖርተር በስልክ እንደገለጹት፣ ተፈናቃዮቹ ከክበቡ ወጥተው እራት ለመብላት ሲሞክሩ በአካባቢው የነበሩ ፖሊሶች አትወጡም ብለው ከልክለዋቸዋል፡፡ ‹‹ሕፃናት ምግብ ስጡን እያሉ ነው ወደ ደብረ ብርሃን የተወሰዱት፣ መፍትሔ ፍለጋ መጥተን ግፍና በደል ደርሶብናል፡፡ የ22 ቀበሌ ሕዝብ ሲፈናቀል መንግሥት እንዴት ዝም ይላል?›› ሲሉ የሚጠይቁት እኝሁ ግለሰብ፣ መንግሥት ተፈናቃዮችን ሰብስቦ ወደ ደብረ ብርሃን የሚወስድበት ምክንያት ሊገባቸው እንዳልቻለ ይናገራሉ፡፡
ከተፈናቃዮቹ መካከል አንዱ የሆነው ወጣት በዕለቱ ለሪፖርተር እንደገለጸው፣ (ፖሊስ መሀል ገብቶ ቃለ ምልልሱን እስካቋረጠበት ጊዜ ድረስ) እሱና ሌሎች መሰሎቹ በ1998 ዓ.ም. ወደ ጉራፋርዳ ወረዳ በመሄድ የቀበሌውና የወረዳው አመራሮች በሰጧቸው ፈቃድ መሠረት በሕጋዊ መንገድ መሬት ተረክበው ሀብትና ንብረት አፍርተው ሕይወታቸውን ሲመሩ ቢቆዩም፣ አሁን ሕገወጥ ሰፋሪ ናችሁ ተብለው ተባረዋል፡፡ ተጨማሪ ለማንበብ እቺን ይጫኑ::