Friday, February 28, 2014

Ex-coach Sewnet promote Dashen Beer

Waliyas ex-coach Sewinet Bishaw Signed a 1 Million Birr Promotion Agreement with Dashen Beer. Sewinet Bishaw has signed a promotion agreement for the period of 2 years and during that time he is expected to promote Dashen in various media outlets and means. Sewinet used to get a 50 000 Br monthly salary in his post as a coach for the Ethiopian national team. Sewnet Bishaw (born 1 January 1952) is an Ethiopian football manager. He achieved regional success with the Ethiopia national football team in 2005 when he won the CECAFA Cup during his first spell as manager. In October 2011 Sewnet was re-appointed   to the position after the resignation of Belgian coach Tom Saintfiet. A year later, he helped Ethiopia qualify for their first Africa Cup of Nations tournament since 1982. 

He was sacked in February 2014.  Source ( Dire  tube ) 

Monday, February 24, 2014

A Court Orders for ETV’s Director to be in Custody and Appear in Court

The Federal High Court’s 4th criminal bench that was seeing the case of 28 individuals convicted of terrorism charges had asked ERTA to deliver translators for the Video evidence presented on the court.  But since ERTA hasn’t provided translators for the case, the court orders for ERTA’s director to be in custody and appear in the court. Among thousands of evidences presented for the case, for those video evidences that are of Oromiffa and Arabic languages, ERTA was asked to provide support by assigning translators which it declined. For this, the court gives order for ERTA’s director Birhanu Kidanemariam to appear in court being in custody. It is remembered that ETV had make a documentary named Jihadawi Harekat on these terror suspects where the prosecutor claimed them to be members of the international terror network. Source ( Diretube)

Sunday, February 23, 2014

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Loyal customer Thabo Mbeki visited Ethiopian Aviation Academy

Ethiopia Airlines received a courtesy visit from former South African President, H.E Mr. Thabo Mbeki, a loyal and esteemed customer of the airline, on February 19, 2014 at its headquarters in Addis Ababa.

H.E. President Thabo Mbeki visited Ethiopian Aviation Academy, which is certified by the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority as well as the United States Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency, and provides pilot, technician, cabin crew, marketing, finance and leadership training not just for Ethiopian but for the continent. Ethiopian Aviation Academy is the premier African aviation training institution availing international standard aviation training to the continent. Per its Vision 2025 strategic roadmap, Ethiopian invested 55 million US $ in last 3 years alone on the Academy, which has now an annual intake capacity of 1,000 students.The former President also toured the maintenance facility of the airline, which provides aircraft maintenance support to numerous airlines across the continent and beyond on the Boeing family and Bombardier aircraft.The former President praised the work being done by Ethiopian, an African institution that is contributing its part in bringing the continent together and serving as a vehicle for its renaissance. “We are highly honored to welcome H.E. President Mbeki, a very good customer of Ethiopian, at our headquarters in Addis Ababa. We share his great Pan-Africanist vision, and are doing our part in the realization of the African Union’s vision of a peaceful, integrated and prosperous Africa”, said CEO Tewolde Gebremariam. Ethiopian is a global Pan-African carrier serving 79 international destinations across 5 continents with over 200 daily flights and using the latest technology aircraft such as the B777s and B787s. Source (Ethiopian Airlines) 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Swiss court orders co-pilot of hijacked Ethiopian plane held in custody

A Swiss court has ordered the co-pilot of a hijacked Ethiopian Airlines plane held in custody pending further investigation and appointed him a defence counsel. The man, who has previously been identified as 31-year-old Ethiopian Hailemedhin Abera, is accused of hijacking the Rome-bound plane and forcing it to land in Geneva on Monday. None of the 200 passengers and crew members were injured in the incident. Swiss federal prosecutors said in a statement Thursday that investigators are trying to get "a complete picture of the events during the plane hijacking" but didn't provide further details. Prosecutors also said the plane was released to Ethiopian Airlines on Wednesday.  Source ( CTV News)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Feb 16, 2014 Ethiopian This week Radio show

Feb 16, 2014 Radio program features on the latest thunderstorm on East coast as well as remarks over the true meaning of Valentine’s Day.  Click the link below and listen the whole program.   

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Co-pilot hijacked the plane when the pilot went to the bathroom.

Swiss police have arrested the co-pilot of an Ethiopian Airlines flight after he allegedly hijacked the plane and forced it to land in Geneva on Monday.Geneva airport spokesman Bertrand Staempfli said the co-pilot had explained how he had seized his chance when the pilot went to the bathroom. "He said he felt threatened in his country and wants to seek asylum in Switzerland." The man, born in 1983 and an Ethiopian citizen, had contacted Geneva airport and said "he needed to land to fill the tank. After that he announced the hijacking," Staempfli said. "At 6.02 am, the plane landed safely." The co-pilot left the plane by scaling down a rope he had thrown out of the cockpit window. "He didn’t have a weapon with him," he said, adding that the hijacker would go before a judge later on Monday. Technically, he could be charged with "hostage-taking" and could face up to 20 years in prison, Staempfli said. The flight from Addis Ababa to Rome was hijacked over Africa and landed at Geneva airport about 4pm Sydney time. The airport was closed after the flight landed.  Police spokesman Jean-Philippe Brandt told AP that "the situation is under control" and nobody on the flight was injured. The plane was parked at a far end of a runway crowded with police and other emergency vehicles on Monday morning, Swiss time, with passengers filing out with their arms up in the air before getting onto waiting buses, according to an AFP reporter at the scene. The ATS news agency said the flight was carrying about 200 people and was hijacked as it flew over Sudan. Ethiopia said it was investigating who hijacked the Boeing 767. ‘‘Our ambassador there [in Geneva] is trying to search information from our passengers," Information Minister Redwan Hussein said.
All flights to and from the Geneva airport early Monday were either diverted or cancelled. The airport was gradually reopening, with landings starting up again at 8am (6pm Sydney time) and takeoffs scheduled to begin at 8.45am, according to a spokesman. Online flight watchers reported picking up a "Squawk 7500" hijack radio code coming from Ethiopian Airlines flight ET702 about 3.30pm, Sydney time. The Boeing 767's bizarre flight pattern was plotted live online on The site showed the plane making multiple circles around the airport before finally landing.
Cairo airport officials said the pilot of the plane informed the control tower at Abu Simbel in southern Egypt that his plane had been hijacked. The pilot did not ask to land in Egypt and the plane headed for Libyan airspace, they said. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorised to brief the media. 
Source ( The Sydney Morning Herald  With AP, AFP)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Ethiopia PM warns Egypt against taking dam file to UNSC-UPDATED

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said Wednesday that Egypt would be on the losing side if it referred the issue of Ethiopia's multibillion-dollar hydroelectric dam project to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
"We're ready for this and will win politically," Desalegntold local reporters on Wednesday.
He went on to describe as "useless" Egyptian plans to take the Ethiopian dam file to the UNSC. The Ethiopian prime minister added that work on the dam was proceeding on schedule despite stalled negotiations between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt, which Desalegn attributed to Egyptian "intransigence." Relations between Ethiopia and Egypt have soured over Ethiopia's plans to build its Grand Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile, which represents Egypt's main source of water. The controversial project has raised alarm bells in Egypt, the Arab world's most populous country, regarding its traditional share of Nile water.
Water distribution among Nile basin states has long been based on a colonial-era agreement granting Egypt and Sudan the lion's share of the river's water.  Source  (World Bulletin / News Desk)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Happy Valentine’s day

የኢትዮጵያ በዚህ ሳምንት ድህረ ገጽና ሳምንታዊ የሬድዮ መረህ ግብር ለፌስ ቡክ ቲውተርስና ለማህበራዊ ገጽ  ወዳጆቹ መልካም የፍቅረኞች ቀንን ይመኛል :: እለታዊ ዜናዎችን ለማንበብና ያለፉትን ሳምንታዊ የሬድዮ ፕሮግራማቾቻችን ለመከታተል ድህረ ገጻችንን ይጎብኙ ::

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Monday, February 10, 2014

An Interview with Mr. Flimon Abera

February 9, 2014 Ethiopian This Week Radio   program presents   an interview with Mr.  Flimon   Abera   Vice Chairperson and board member   of a group called Ethiopian Returnees from Saudi Arabia Relief fund. Flimon Explains  what  his  and group  members  are achieving   so far and  the  their  goal in assisting the returnees to their homeland  .  Click the link below.     

Sunday, February 9, 2014

የቀድሞ የጋምቤላ ክልል ፕሬዚዳንት ከአገር ኮበለሉ::


የቀድሞው የጋምቤላ ክልል ፕሬዚዳንት የነበሩትና በአሁኑ ሰዓት የፌደራል ጉዳዮች ሚኒስትር ዴኤታ የሆኑት የተከበሩ አቶ ኡመድ ኡባንግ፤ ከአገር መኮብለላቸውን ምንጮቻችን ገለፁ፡፡ አቶ ኡመድ ኡባንግ ባለፈው ሳምንት መጀመሪያ ላይ ከሃገር መውጣታቸውን የጠቆሙት ምንጮች፤ ወደ ኢትዮጵያ እንደማይመለሱ ለሚቀርቧቸው ሰዎች መናገራቸውን አመልክተዋል። የሚኒስትር ዴኤታውን መኮብለል በተመለከተ የጠየቅናቸው የፌዴራል ጉዳዮች ሚኒስትር / ሽፈራው ተክለማርያም፤ አቶ ኡመድ በስራ ገበታቸው ላይ እንደሌሉ ማረጋገጣቸውን ገልፀው መስሪያ ቤታቸው ለተለየ ተልዕኮ እንዳላሰማራቸውና ፈቃድ ሳይጠይቁ ከስራ ገበታቸው እንደቀሩ ተናግረዋል፡፡ / መስሪያ ቤታቸው ጉዳዩን እያጣራ መሆኑንም አክለው ገልፀዋል፡፡ አቶ ኡመድ ከጋምቤላ ክልል ፕሬዚዳንትነት የተነሱት በክልል መንግስቱ የስራ አፈፃፀም ላይ ለአንድ ሳምንት ከዘለቀ ግምገማ በኋላ ሲሆን፤ ሌሎች የክልሉ ባለስልጣናትም በዚሁ ግምገማ ከኃላፊነታቸው መነሳታቸው ይታወሳል፡፡  Source ( AddisAdmas) 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Ethiopia Football Federation fires Coach Sewnet Bishaw

The Ethiopia Football Federation has sacked head coach Sewnet Bishaw after a disastrous performance at the recent African Nations Championship in South Africa. Ethiopia lost all three of their group games at the tournament for locally-based players and failed to score a single goal. The EFF president Junedin Basha told BBC Sport that the national team's recent results do not match the nation's current image. "Sewnet is a hero for our football; he brought us back to the international scene, we recognise his success in the last two years but things must continue to grow," he said. "They don't need to stay stuck somewhere." Bishaw led Ethiopia to a first Africa Cup of Nations in 31 years when they qualified for the finals in South Africa last year. Under his guidance the team also did well in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers as they reached the play-offs, losing 4-1 on aggregate to Nigeria for a place in Brazil. But results in recent months have cost Bishaw his job. "We lost both of the World Cup play-off mathces, we didn't do well at the regional Cecafa Cup and the CHAN results were less of our expectations, they don't fit a nation of 90 million people, " Basha added. The EFF are yet to name a replacement for Bishaw but there is a chance they could look at hiring a foreign coach for the Walya Antelopes. "We'll be looking for a good coach that can push us up to the next level and that could mean a foreign coach taking the post but local coaches are also being considered - what we need is some-one who can improve us," Basha insisted.  Source  ( BBC)

ግልፅ ደብዳቤ ለክቡር ዶ/ር ቴድሮስ ኣድሃኖም::

ለክቡር ዶ/ር ቴድሮስ ኣድሃኖም
የኢፌዴሪ ውጭ ጉዳይ ሚንስትር

በቅድሚያ ክቡርነትዎ በጤና ሚንስትርነትዎ ጊዜ በሠሩት መልካም ስራ ምክንያት የብዙሃን ኢትዮዽያውያን እናቶችና ህፃናት ህይወት ማትረፍ በማስቻልዎ ለሌሎች ሃገራትም ኣርኣያ የሚሆን መከላከል ላይ ያተኮረ የጤና ስርዓት በመዘርጋትዎ ላመሰግንዎ እወዳለሁ። ወደ ውጭ ጉዳይ ሚንሰትርነት ከተዛወሩም በሁዋላ በብዙ ኣገራዊ ጉዳዮች ከልብ በመቆርቆር ደፋ ቀና ሲሉ በማየቴ፤ እንዲሁም በኣነጋገርዎም ሆነ በተግባርዎ ከብዙ የኢህኣዴግ ባለስልጣናት በተለየ ኢትዮዽያዊ ጨዋነት የሚታይብዎ በመሆንዎና ከፖለቲካዊ ጥቅም ይልቅ የኣገርና የህዝብ ፍቅርን የሚያስቀድሙ ሆነው ስለታዩኝ ከዚህ በታች የማነሳቸውን ሁለት ጉዳዮች በቅን ልቦናዎ እንዲመለከቱልኝ እማፀንዎታለሁ።  click here  to read more 

Monday, February 3, 2014

February 2 , 2014 ETW Radio program

Ethiopian This Week web page, ( February  2, 2104 weekly  Radio program features comment from a reader  on recent interview  of ESFNA  Chairperson as well as discussion over  Media freedom in Ethiopia ( excerpted from VOA).  Click the link below.