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U.S. $1 Million Limalimo Lodge to open in 2015 at Simien Mountains

Addis Ababa ,July 15/2014, African Wildlife Capital, a mission-based investment company has signed agreements with a British-Ethiopian venture to build a world-class boutique hotel in Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains National Park, one of More »

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ሰበር ዜና – የመስቀል ክብረ በዓል የዓለም ቅርስ ሆኖ በዩኔስኮ ተመዘገበ

የኢትዮጵያው የመስቀል ክብረ በዓል በዓለም ቅርስነት መመዝገቡን ዩኔስኮ አስታወቀ፡፡ ዩኔስኮ የመስቀል ክብረ በዓልን (Commemoration feast of the finding of the True Holy Cross of Christ) በዓለም ቅርስነት መመዝገቡን ኅዳር 25 ቀን ይፋ More »

Ethiopia’s claims about dam construction ‘media show’: Egypt official

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(Ahram Online) The Egyptian government has “alternative routes” in dealing with a major hydroelectric dam being constructed in Ethiopia, a spokesman for the Egyptian irrigation ministry said on Wednesday following a recent meeting between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan that was deemed a deadlock.

Spokesman Khaled Waseef said, in a press statement reported by MENA, that the Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam faces financial as well as technical problems, and that the Ethiopian government’s statements that the project has been 30 percent completed are a “media show” for its own political gains.

Waseef added that the construction levels of the dam are “extremely low” and that the project’s generator has “not even one brick [in place].”

He stated that the negotiations with Ethiopia will not resume until Ethiopia changes its position and “applies international standards” while constructing the dam. He said there are imminent dangers for Egypt if the dam continued to be built as planned, which is something “Egypt would never accept.”

‹‹ለዕድገትና ትራንስፎርሜሽን ዕቅዱ መሳካት የሚረዱ ሦስት የውጭ ኩባንያዎች የጠላት ሰለባ ሊሆኑ ነበር›› ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ኃይለ ማርያም ደሳለኝ

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(ሪፖርተር) የአገሪቱን የዕድገትና ትራንስፌርሜሽን ዕቅድ ለማሳካት ዓይነተኛ ሚና ይጫወታሉ ተብለው በቀድሞው ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር መለስ ዜናዊ ተመርጠው የገቡ ሦስት የውጭ ኩባንያዎች ላይ፣ ‹‹ጠላት ጥፋት ሊፈጽምባቸው እንደነበር ደርሰንበታል፤›› ሲሉ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ኃይለ ማርያም ደሳለኝ ገለጹ፡፡

ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ ይህንን የገለጹት ባለፈው ቅዳሜ ታኅሣሥ 26 ቀን 2006 ዓ.ም. ከኢትዮጵያ ሠራተኞች ማኅበራት ኮንፌዴሬሽን (ኢሠማኮ) አመራሮች ጋር ባደረጉት ውይይት ነው፡፡

‹‹ጠላት›› በተባለው አደጋ ሊደርስባቸው ነበር የተባሉት ሦስቱ የውጭ ኩባንያዎች የቱርኩ አይካ አዲስ፣ የሆላንዱ ሼር ኢትዮጵያና የቻይናው ሁንጂያን የጫማ አምራች ኩባንያዎች ናቸው፡፡ ‹‹የጠላት የጥቃት ሰለባ ሊሆኑ ነበር፤›› ሲሉ ገልጸዋል፡፡

አቶ ኃይለ ማርያም ይህንን የጥቃት ጉዳይ ያነሱት የኢትዮጵያ ሠራተኞች ማኅበራት ለመብታቸው ብቻ ሳይሆን፣ ኢንዱስትሪዎችንም ከጥቃት የመከላከል ኃላፊነት እንዳለባቸውና አንዳንድ ሠራተኞችም በእኩይ ተግባር ላይ ሊሰማሩ እንደሚችሉ በመጠቆም ነው፡፡

ጥቃት ሊፈጸምባቸው ነበር ስላሉዋቸው ኩባንያዎች ጉዳይ ሲገልጹም፣ ‹‹እነዚህ ሦስት ኩባንያዎችን በአንድ ሳምንት በተመሳሳይ ቀን የገጠማቸውን ልንገራችሁ፡፡ የዕድገታችን ጠላት ይህንን መንግሥት ማሽመድመድ የሚቻለው እነዚህን ሦስት ድርጅቶች በመምታት ነው ብሎ አቅዶ በድርጅቶቹ ውስጥ በመሠረተው ሴል አማካይነት ለአንድ ቀን እንዲጨናነቁ አድርጓል፤›› ብለዋል፡፡

ቴዲ አፍሮ ሰጥቶታል በተባለው ቃለመጠይቅ ውዝግብ 10 ሚሊዮን ብር አጣ

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(ሰንደቅ ጋዜጣ) ድምፃዊ ቴዎድሮስ ካሳሁን (ቴዲ አፍሮ) በቅርቡ “የፍቅር ጉዞ” በሚል ለአንድ ዓመት የሚቆይ የሙዚቃ ኮንሰርት ለማቅረብ በደሌ ቢራ ፋብሪካን ከገዛው ሄኒከን ኩባንያ ጋር ውል ቢፈራረምም አፄ ሚኒሊክን በተመለከተ በዕንቁ መጽሔት ሰጥቶታል ከተባለው ቃለምልልስ ጋር በተያያዘ በተነሳ ውዝግብ ሄኒከን ውል ለማቋረጥ መገደዱን አስታውቋል። ቴዲ ለዚህ ኮንሰርት የተፈራረመውን ገንዘብ በይፋ ለመግለፅ ፈቃደኛ ባይሆንም፤ ለጉዳዩ ቅርበት ካላቸው ወገኖች ባገኘነው መረጃ መሠረት 10 ሚሊየን ብር እንደነበረ ታውቋል።

ቴዲ አፍሮ ከሄኒከን ጋር ቀደም ብሎ ገብቶት በነበረው ውል መሠረት ጥር 3 ቀን 2006 ዓ.ም በድሬዳዋ ከተማ የኮንሰርት ዝግጅቱን የሚጀምር የነበረ ሲሆን በቀጣይም በአዳማ፣ በጅማ እና በአዲስ አበባ ለማካሄድ ታቅዶ ነበር። ዓላማውም በፍቅር አንድነትን ለማምጣት የታሰበ እንደነበር በቅርቡ በተሰጠው ጋዜጣዊ መግለጫ ላይ መገለፁ አይዘነጋም።

ቴዲ አፍሮ ለዕንቁ መፅሔት አፄ ሚኒሊክ ኢትዮጵያን አንድ ለማድረግ ያካሄዱት ጦርነት “ቅዱስ ጦርነት” ነው በሚል ቃለ ምልልስ ሰጥቷል ከተባለ በኋላ በተለይ እንደፌስቡክና ቲዊተር ባሉ ማኅበራዊ ድረገጾች በርካታ ወገኖች ተቃውሞ ከማስማት አልፈው ፒቲሽን በመፈራረም ጫና ለማሳደር ሞክረዋል። ቴዲ አፍሮ ቃለምልልሱን እንዳላደረገ ቢያስተባብልም ሁኔታው ከመርገብ ይልቅ ተባብሶ “በደሌ ቢራን አትጠጡ” የሚል ዘመቻ ሊከፈት ችሏል።

ጉዳዩ ያሳሰበው ሄኒከን ኩባንያ ከቴዲ ጋር የገባውን ውል ለማፍረስ መገደዱ የታወቀ ሲሆን፤ የሄኒከን ውሣኔ በማኅበራዊ ድረገጾች ከተከፈተው ዘመቻ ጋር በቀጥታ ይያያዝ፣ አይያያዝ ግን ለጊዜው የታወቀ ነገር የለም።

Residents make way for new stadium

The New Addis Ababa Stadium Design

The area between Bole Medhanialem and Imperial Hotel is being cleared to make way for the construction of a 60,000-seat stadium, estimated to cost 1.6 billion birr. Residents of the area, commonly known as “Chereqa sefer, have been relocated, as many houses had to be demolished for the construction. Many squatters have also been removed from the area.
Last year in June the Federal Sport Commission officially declared the winner of the new architectural design of the new stadium that it plans to build. The Winner of the design was reportedly JDAW and its engineers.
The stadium will be Ethiopia’s first that is up to FIFA’s standards and guidelines. Currently there are only two stadiums in Addis Ababa. The Addis Ababa Stadium which was built by Emperor Haile Selassie half a century ago. Another stadium, which has yet to be fully finished, is Abebe Bikila Stadium.
It was reported that the commission believes the old stadiums are preventing them from holding more football matches. In addition, the bigger stadium will generate more revenue, as is common for other nearby countries that have bigger stadiums.

ወጣቱን በብረት ቀጥቅጠው ገድለዋል የተባሉ ተያዙ

በጉለሌ ክፍለ ከተማ ከታናሽ ወንድሙ ጋር ነዳጅ ለመቅዳት ወደ “ኦይል ሊቢያ” የሄደውን የ24 አመት ወጣት ሙባረክ ሱልጣንን በብረት ቀጥቅጠው ገድለዋል በሚል የተጠረጠሩ አምስት የነዳጅ ማደያው ሠራተኞች በቁጥጥር ስር ዋሉ፡፡
ሟች ወጣት ሙባረክ፤ ታህሳስ 15 ቀን 2006 ዓ.ም ከምሽቱ 12 ሰዓት ላይ ከመኖሪያ ቤቱ አቅራቢያ፣ ጳውሎስ ሆስፒታል ፊት ለፊት ወዳለው “ኦይል ሊቢያ” የሄደው የመኪናው ነዳጅ አልቆበት በጀሪካን ለመቅዳት ነበር፡፡ “ቤንዚን በጀሪካን አንቀዳም፣ በሊትር ነው” በሚል በተነሳ ውዝግብ፣ ከነዳጅ ቀጂዎቹ ጋር ጠብ ውስጥ መግባቱን የተናገሩት ቤተሰቦቹ፤ የነዳጅ ማደያው ሰራተኞች ልጃቸውን በብረት ጭንቅላቱና ጀርባው ላይ በአሰቃቂ ሁኔታ እንደደበደቡትና ታናሽ ወንድሙ ሊገላግል ሲገባም በያዙት ብረት እሱንም ደብድበው ጉዳት እንደደረሱበት ገልፀዋል፡፡
በድብደባው ክፉኛ የተጐዳውን ልጃቸውን ህይወት ለማትረፍ ወደ ጳውሎስ ሆስፒታል መውሰዳቸውን የጠቆሙት ቤተሰቦች፤ “ከአቅማችን በላይ ነው” የሚል ምላሽ ከሆስፒታሉ በማግኘታቸው፣ ወደ ኮሪያ ሆስፒታል ወስደው እንዳስተኙትና ለሁለት ቀን ህክምና ሲደረግለት ከቆየ በኋላ ህይወቱ እንዳለፈ ተናግረዋል፡፡
ሟቹ ወጣት፤ ሰው አክባሪና ታታሪ ሰራተኛ እንደነበር ያስታወሱት ቤተሰቦቹ፤ በመልካም ባህሪው ከሠው ጋር ተግባብቶ ከመስራት ውጪ ከማንም ጋር ተጣልቶ እንደማያውቅ መስክረዋል፡፡ በድብደባው ወቅት በኪሱ ይዞት የነበረው ገንዘብና ሞባይሉ መሰረቁን ገልፀው፤ ልጃቸው በገዛ ሀገሩ ላይ በብረት ተቀጥቅጦ መገደሉ ክፉኛ እንዳሳዘናቸው በሃዘን ተሞልተው ተናግረዋል፡፡
ጉለሌ ወደሚገኘው “ኦይል ሊቢያ” ሄደን ነገሩን ለማጣራት ብንሞክርም፤ ባለቤቱን ጨምሮ የማደያው ሰራተኞች በፖሊስ ስለተወሰዱ ተጨማሪ መረጃ ለማግኘት አልቻልንም፡፡ ፖሊስ ከግድያው ጋር በተያያዘ 5 ተጠርጣሪዎችን በቁጥጥር ስር አውሎ ምርመራ እያኮሄደ እንደሆነ ለማወቅ ተችሏል፡፡

Bedele Brewery cancels Teddy Afro’s “Journey of Love” Concert

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Awramba Times (Addis Ababa) – Confidential sources close to Awramba Times disclosed that Bedele brewery, Heineken NV’s subsidiary in Ethiopia has cancelled Teddy Afro’s nationwide “Journey of Love” Concert.

Oromo Activists called on Bedele brewery to stop sponsoring Tewodros Kassahun’s nationwide tour that was scheduled across different cities of Ethiopia?

Two weeks ago, Ethiopian singer Tewodros Kassahun (aka Teddy Afro) told the local Enqu magazine that he considered emperor Minelik’s imperial expansion a “holy war”. This remark deeply offended thousands of Oromos as an ethnically-motivated “remark” against Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group.

Oromo activists all over the world had campaigned beer drinkers in Ethiopia to ditch Bedele products and also pressure regional officers to withdraw the sponsorship.

Eritrean pilot who bombarded Makalle’s Aider school defects to Djibouti

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Habtom Kahsay, an Eritrean Air Force pilot has escaped with his bomber in Djibouti and plans seeking political asylum in another country. According to data collected by the Africa Express, the same pilot who in 1998 at the outbreak of war with Ethiopia stood up in flight from Asmara and bombarded Aider elementary school in Makalle, Tigray.

2013 was a year of leaks of military pilots from the former Italian colony, ruled by a harsh dictatorship is at least 10 officers who have fled, many of them in Saudi Arabia. In early December, although the national football team of Eritrea, who was engaged in an international tournament in Nairobi, has requested political asylum and has not returned home.

Source: Africa ExPress

New Ethiopian dam won’t affect Egypt’s water supply: minister

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Minister Mohamed Abdel Moteleb says a new dam in Gondar will not affect water flow to Lake Nasser
The construction of a new dam in Ethiopia will not affect the supply of water flowing to Egypt, said Egyptian Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources on Saturday.

Construction on the Megech Dam, located near the Ethiopian city of Gondar, began earlier this month and has been allocated funding of approximately USD $125m, according to privately-owned Ethiopian Walta and its Information and Public Relations Center. The dam is planned to hold 1.
8 billion cubic metres of water when it is constructed, and will be used for irrigation purposes and drinking water for Gondar.

The effects of the dam have already been studied, said Egyptian minister Mohamed Abdel Moteleb, and have been presented by the Ethiopian government as part of one of the projects included in the eastern Nile Basin Initiative, an initiative that all Nile Basin countries have agreed upon.