Monday, October 29, 2012

Wife of minister accused in terrorism conspiracy

Habiba Mohammed, wife of former Minister for the Civil Service Junedin Sado, was one of 29 Muslim activists accused of criminal conspiracy to commit unspecified acts of terrorism — charges that could attract the death penalty. Those arrested were accused of belonging to, or supporting, the “Solution Seekers of the Muslim Community’s Problems”, a group that the prosecution contended is a terrorist organization. Lawyers for the accused denied the charges.  Read more…

Somali woman stoned for adultery

A 20-year-old woman divorcee accused of committing adultery in Somalia has been stoned to death by Islamists in front of a crowd of about 200 people. A judge working for the militant group al-Shabab said she had had an affair with an unmarried 29-year-old man. He said she gave birth to a still-born baby and was found guilty of adultery. Her boyfriend was given 100 lashes. Read more…

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Ethiopia grouped with Nigeria, Zambia and Burkina Faso

The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations draw was made tonight. The 16 qualified teams now know their fate and have been drawn into four groups of four teams. Group A sees hosts South Africa go up against Angola, Morocco and Cape Verde, a potentially tough run for Bafana Bafana. Ghana are the top seeds in Group B, and have been drawn alongside Mali, Niger and DR Congo, there should be no worries for them there.

Defending champions Zambia must content with Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Ethiopia, a good draw for them.While Cote d’Ivoire are in Group D with Tunisia, Algeria and Togo, a possible Group of Death. Source (CHANNELS)  

 GROUP A (Durban)

 A1 – South Africa

 A2 – Angola

 A3 – Morocco

 A4 – Cape Verde


GROUP B (Port Elizabeth)

 B1 – Ghana

 B2 – Mali

 B3 – Niger

 B4 – DR Congo


GROUP C (Mbombela)

 C1 – Zambia

 C2 – Nigeria

 C3 – Burkina Faso

 C4 – Ethiopia


GROUP D (Rustenburg)

 D1 – Cote d’Ivoire

 D2 – Tunisia

 D3 – Algeria

 D4 – Togo

Monday, October 22, 2012

Who is Roman Tesfaye ?

We would like to share with you a little background on   the current Ethiopian first lady, Roman Tesafye . Lately there is a great rumor spreading about her parents and origin of birth. Here is an information we read from Tigrai on line on the PM wife.  As a remark we strongly believe that it really doesn’t matter where you born, or who your biological parents are, what matters is your deeds! Obama’s dad is originally from the small city of Kenya, maybe he is from Qukuiu tribe, his son however runs for the second term of presidency in the great country of US. ! It is certainly yourself to change the world around you.  
Ethiopia Roman Tesfaye was born in a small town near Wolayta soddo called Gacheno from a Wolayta father and mother. She attended her primary education in Gacheno, and soddo Comprehensive High school. After completing her High school studies she went on to study at Addis Ababa University and graduated with her first degree in Economics. Roman Tesfaye also holds Second degree in economics from an Indian university and An American Institution in Leadership.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Adam Smith to Study Ethiopian Tax Revenue Potential for 10.7 million birr

UK consultants, Adam Smith International Ltd is to study Ethiopia’s potential to raise revenue from tax under contract to the Ethiopian Revenues and Custom’s Authority. The Consultant will conduct the study for 10.7 million birr according to the contract signed between the two parties last week. ERCA’s interest to engage a company to evaluate the potential tax revenue in the current economy initially attracted 16 companies. The  final shortlist consisted of six companies: included McKinsey & Co, KPMG of Netherlands, DFC &VNG partners, the local office of Ernst & Young, the India office of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd as well as Adam Smith. Three companies, Deloite, Mckinsey and Adam Smith passed the technical evaluations and Adam Smith was awarded the contract because its 10.7 million birr proposal was significantly lower than the 26.5 million birr offered by Deloite and the 38 million birr offered by Mckinsey.  The bid offered by Adam Smith was also lower than the 15 million birr ERCA had been offered two years ago in a bid that was later on cancelled. The project will be funded by financing from the World Bank’s Public Sector Capacity Building Program.  It is expected that the study will be conducted at the national level including all city and regional administrations to identify the potential revenue from each tax category and possible gaps.  The study will correct any flaws in the tax system by establishing the taxable amount in the economy thus ensuring that there will be no over or under collection according to an expert with the tax authority.  It is expected that Adam Smith will complete the job in 12 months.  Source (

Sunday, October 14, 2012

From Civil Engineer to Cab Driver

Negede Abebe and Mechal Chame sit in Abebe's cab in Georgetown, talking about how they came to the U.S., what they did before and how they became cabbies. Abebe received asylum, and Chame won a Visa lottery to get to America.  Abebe was an economist in Ethiopia, working on trade and business issues for the government and for an international organization. So when he got to the U.S., the first thing he did was look for jobs in his field.  "I tried a lot and couldn’t find any," he says, adding that it was incredibly frustrating. Because he couldn't get hired, he decided to go back to school. In 2008, he graduated with his MBA from Trinity University in Northeast D.C. "I started driving a cab because … after I graduated in 2008 with an MBA I couldn't find a job," he says.   Read  more...

Ethiopian National team made history!

Yes indeed Ethiopian   national team made a real history.  We are   now heading to South Africa; Ethiopian national    soccer team won   Sudan   2 -0.  The city of Addis has been rocked with joy over the victorious result of our national team.  Congratulation to all Ethiopians!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

An Ethiopian cab driver turns in quarter-million dollars left in car

A Las Vegas cab driver is being praised for turning over a quarter-million dollars found stuffed in a laptop case in the back seat of his taxi. Adam Woldemarim was cleaning out the back seat of his vehicle last month when he noticed something between the seats, the Las Vegas Journal-Review reported. Woldemarum discovered a black soft laptop case with $221,510 inside, according to the newspaper. The Ethiopian-born taxi driver, who knows only a little English, immediately called a friend who had driven the cab earlier that day and asked if the money belonged to him.  When he was told that it did not, Woldemarim notified authorities, who later determined that the cash belonged to a man who had won big at the Wynn and had accidentally left the money behind on his way to the airport. Authorities later called Woldemarim back to their office to meet the man, who has not been identified. He reportedly thanked the cab driver and handed him a $2,000 tip.Woldemarim's friend, however, said they were surprised that he was not given more for his good deed. "It would have been nice if my good friend got more money, but I think the most important thing here is that a lot of people think foreign cabdrivers like us abuse tourists or they long haul their customers or we're just here causing problems and we don't belong here," one friend, Alex "Baharu" Alebachew, told the newspaper. "They never see the good side to us, the honest side. If you can just print that, that would be nice," he said.  Source (Fox News)

Saturday, October 6, 2012

አቶ ጁነዲን ሳዶ ከኦሕዴድ ሥራ አስፈጻሚነት ተወገዱ::

የሲቪል ሰርቪስ ሚኒስትሩ አቶ ጁነዲን ሳዶ ከኦሮሞ ሕዝቦች ዴሞክራሲያዊ ድርጅት (ኦሕዴድ) ሥራ አስፈጻሚነት ተነስተው በተራ አባልነት እንዲቀጥሉ ድርጅቱ መወሰኑን ምንጮች ለሪፖርተር አስታወቁ፡፡ የኦሕዴድ ሥራ አስፈጻሚ ከመስከረም 21 ቀን እስከ መስከረም 24 ቀን 2005 ዓ.ም. ባካሄደው ዓመታዊ ጉባዔው ላይ፣ በሟች እናታቸው መኖሪያ ላይ እያሠሩት ካለው መስጅድ ጋር በተያያዘ የተገመገሙት ሚኒስትር ጁነዲን፣ ከፍተኛ የዲሲፕሊን ጉድለት መፈጸማቸውንና ካሉበት ኃላፊነትና ሥልጣን አኳያ ተገቢ ያልሆነ ሥራ መሥራታቸው በዋናነት እንደተገመገሙበት ምንጮቹ አረጋግጠዋል፡፡ አቶ ጁነዲን በእናታቸው የኑዛዜ ቃል መሠረት በመኖሪያ ቤታቸው ላይ መስጅድ ለማስገንባት፣ በሚኒስትርነታቸው ሳይሆን በግለሰብ ደረጃ ለመስጅዱ ማስጨረሻ ከሳዑዲ ዓረቢያ ኤምባሲ ዕርዳታ በመጠየቃቸው፣ የመስጅዱ የመጀመሪያ ደረጃ ምርቃት ሲደረግ በኢትዮጵያ የሳዑዲ ዓረቢያ አምባሳደር ተገኝተው 500 ቅዱስ ቁርአንና 50 ሺሕ ብር ዕርዳታ መስጠታቸውን ራሳቸው አቶ ጁነዲን በጻፉት ደብዳቤ አረጋግጠዋል፡፡ ባለቤታቸው አምባሳደሩ የሰጡትን 50 ሺሕ ብር ለመቀበል ኤምባሲ ሄደው ተቀብለው ሲወጡ፣ ለሽብር ተግባር የሚውል ገንዘብ ተቀብለዋል በሚል ተጠርጥረው በቁጥጥር ሥር መዋላቸው መዘገቡ ይታወሳል፡፡ አቶ ጁነዲን በጻፉት ደብዳቤ ግን ባለቤታቸው የተከበሩ የቤት እመቤት መሆናቸውን ገልጸው ነበር፡፡ በዚህም ምክንያት በኦሕዴድ ሥራ አስፈጻሚ ስበሰባ ላይ በተደረገው ግምገማ፣ ከሥራ አስፈጻሚነት ተነስተው በተራ አባልነት እንዲቀጥሉ መወሰኑን ምንጮቹ አረጋግጠዋል፡፡ ድርጅቱ የ2004 ዓ.ም. በጀት ዓመት የሥራ አፈጻጸምን አንድ በአንድ የገመገመ መሆኑን የገለጹት ምንጮች፣ በፀጥታው ዘርፍ በተለይ ቦረና አካባቢ ተፈጥሮ በነበረው ግጭት ላይ ድክመት መታየቱንና ወደፊት ሊታሰብበት እንደሚገባ ሰፊ ውይይት እንደተደረገበት ተናግረዋል፡፡ በሪፖርቱ ላይ የታዩትንና ድክመት ያለባቸውን አንዳንድ የሥራ ዘርፎች በቀጣይ እንዲስተካከሉ ሐሳብ ተሰጥቶ ጉባዔው መጠናቀቁ ታወቋል፡፡ በድርጅቱ ውስጥ ያሉ አመራሮች እንዳሉ እንዲቀጥሉ ከማድረግ ውጭ ከኃላፊነቱ የተነሳም ሆነ የተሾመ አመራር እንደሌለ ታውቋል፡፡(ምንጭ ሪፖርተር)

Friday, October 5, 2012

Two High ranking air force captains flee the country

Eritrean Air force Captains, Yonas Woldeab and Mekonnen Debesai, have today asked political asylum in Saudi Arabia, after fleeing their base in the IAI 1125 VIP passenger. The two pilots flew the plane that belongs to the Force this morning and there is no immediate reaction regarding their flee by the government so far. Yonas was head and trainer of the Civil department of the air force, according to sources in Asmara. Captain Yonas and Captain Mekonnen were head and deputy. The fact that both were able to build trust among them and agree to take the decision to flee the country with one of the air force’s rare VIP aircraft shows that the dictatorial regime is loathed not only by the majority ordinary Eritreans, but by the ‘trusted’ senior officers as well. The same sources indicate that the two pilots were one of the few and among the last left in the Force who had been well trained and highly trusted in the two-decade old force. They were one of few distinguished pilots who were sent by the Government to several training programs including one in Florida. They had been assigned in flying President Issias Afwerki and high ranking army and party officials both domestically and in the region in all official and secret missions. At the same time, they had been among the few Eritrean Air Force pilots who were frequently assigned to the highly regarded gold mining site in Bisha. The sources also acknowledge that they have been discontent following the deaths of their two pilot colleagues who were killed after the plane they were flying crashed in Eritrea, last year. They blame the government for the deaths that administrative negligence and lack of routine maintenance was the main cause for the loss. In the past few years, several Eritrean air force pilots and personnel have defected weakening the young air force further.  Source (

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

DV Lottery 2014 Registration is starting October 2, 2012

2014 DV Lottery registration is starting on October 2, 2012. The U.S. Department of State has announced that it will launch its annual DV Lottery Diversity Immigrant Visa Program DV-2014 on October 2. Online registration will begin at noon Eastern Time on Tuesday, October 2 and will close on Saturday, November 3 2012. The State Department recommends early entry in the lottery rather than waiting until the final week of the registration period. Applicants must submit entries electronically during this registration period using the electronic DV entry form (E-DV) at Paper entries will not be accepted. We strongly encourage applicants not to wait until the last week of the registration period to enter. Heavy demand may result in website delays. No entries will be accepted after noon, EDT, on November 3, 2012. Requirements and translations, as well as a complete list of the countries whose nationals are eligible, are available Click the following link for further  Instruction