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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 »

ISIS Map of the World includes Ethiopia

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The ISIS map of the world: Militants outline chilling five-year plan for global domination as they declare formation of caliphate – and change their name to the Islamic State

By JOHN HALL

ISIS has formally declared the establishment of a caliphate, or Islamic state, in the vast stretches of the Middle East that have fallen under its control, and has outlined a vision to expand into Europe.

The announcement was described as the ‘most significant development in international jihadism since 9/11′.

Upon declaring a caliphate, the Sunni militants – whose brutality in attempting to establish control in Iraq and Syria has been branded too extreme even by Al Qaeda – demanded allegiance from Muslims around the world.

With brutal efficiency, ISIS has carved out a large chunk of territory that has effectively erased the border between Iraq and Syria and laid the foundations of its proto-state.

The announcement, made on the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, could trigger a wave of infighting among Sunni extremist factions that have until now formed a loose rebel alliance.

A spokesman for ISIS declared the group’s chief, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as the leader of the new caliphate, or Islamic state, and called on Muslims everywhere, not just those in areas under the organization’s control, to swear loyalty to him.

‘The legality of all emirates, groups, states and organizations becomes null by the expansion of the caliph’s authority and the arrival of its troops to their areas,’ said Abu Mohammed al-Adnani.

‘Listen to your caliph and obey him. Support your state, which grows every day,’ he added in an audio statement posted online.

Charles Lister, a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution, said the announcement was likely the ‘most significant development in international jihadism since 9/11′.

Al-Adnani loosely defined the state territory as running from northern Syria to the Iraqi province of Diyala – a vast stretch of land straddling the border that is already largely under ISIS control.

He also said that with the establishment of the caliphate, the group was changing its name to just the Islamic State, dropping the mention of Iraq, Sham and the Levant.

However, in a map widely-shared by ISIS supporters on social networks, the Islamist group outlined a five-year plan for how they would like to expand their boundaries beyond Muslim-majority countries.

As well as plans to expand the caliphate throughout the Middle East, North Africa, and large parts of western Asia, the map also marks out an expansion in parts of Europe.

Spain, which was ruled by Muslims for 700 years until 1492, is marked out as a territory the caliphate plans to have under its control by 2020.

Elsewhere, ISIS plans to take control of the the Balkan states – including Greece, Romania and Bulgaria – extending its territories in eastern Europe as far as Austria, which appears to be based on a pre-First World War borders of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Robben apologises for diving against Mexico

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The Bayern Munich winger won a spot-kick in injury time to enable Klaas-Jan Huntelaar to score the winner but admitted going to ground too easily earlier in the match

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Arjen Robben has apologised for diving during Netherland‘s dramatic comeback victory over Mexico in the World Cup round of 16 at Arena Castelao on Sunday.

Robben tormented the Mexican defence on numerous occasions with his pace, skill and direct running, and had several penalty appeals turned down before finally winning a spot-kick in the second minute of injury time when he went down under a challenge from Rafael Marquez.

Substitute Klaas-Jan Huntelaar converted from 12 yards to send the Oranje into the last eight of the tournament, after Giovani dos Santos’ opener had been cancelled out by a late Wesley Sneijder equaliser.

Luis Suárez banned for four months for biting opponent in World Cup clash

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In an unprecedented move Fifa has banned Uruguay’s Luis Suárez from all “football-related activities” for four months for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini, ruling him out of the rest of the World Cup and the start of the domestic season.

The Liverpool striker will not be able to play or train for his club or country for four months after Fifa’s disciplinary committee handed down the hefty sanction, which is sure to provoke dismay from both Uruguay and Liverpool.

The biting incident, the third in which Suárez has been involved in his career, has also led Fifa’s disciplinary committee to ban the player from even entering any football stadium during the ban.

Suárez has also been banned for nine competitive international matches, beginning with Uruguay’s last-16 clash with Colombia on Saturday, and fined £66,000.

“Such behaviour cannot be tolerated on any football pitch, and in particular not at a Fifa World Cup when the eyes of millions of people are on the stars on the field,” said Claudio Sulser, the chair of the disciplinary committee, which met late into the night at the Sofitel Hotel on Copacabana.

Meriam Ibrahim ‘freed’ after Sudanese court orders release

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A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for converting from Islam to Christianity has been released from prison, according to her lawyer.

According to the official state news agency in Sudan, a court has ordered 27-year-old Meriam Yahya Ibrahim be freed after her case sparked outrage around the world.

Ms Ibrahim’s Christian American husband Daniel Wani was notified earlier this month that the appeals court in Sudan was deliberating the case, though the government had previously promised she would be released.

Sudan’s SUNA news agency said today: “The appeal court ordered the release of Mariam Yahya and the cancellation of the (previous) court ruling.”

Mr Wani had earlier described how Ms Ibrahim was forced to give birth in prison with her legs chained, after she refused to renounce her Christian faith during a four day ‘grace period’ when she was eight months pregnant.

Addis Abeba Setting Up Medical Zone To Boost Health Tourism

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The Ethiopian North American Health Professionals Association (ENAHPA), a body formed by Ethiopian professionals in the diaspora to promote healthcare in Ethiopia, will establish a medical zone in Addis Ababa to turn the city into a centre for medical tourism.

According to Feisel Aliyi, an official of Directorate-General of Diaspora Engagement Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the ENAHPA and the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) have signed an agreement to develop the zone to become East Africa’s centre of excellence for cancer treatment to benefit member states of IGAD.

Cancer patients from East African countries, including Ethiopia, have been travelling to European countries and Bangkok to seek better medical treatment at a high cost.

Feisel said the establishment of the zone will reduce the need to travel and save hard currency, further noting that the centre will provide advanced medical treatment currently not available in this region.

ENAHPA has over 300 Ethiopian health professionals living in North America and Europe.

Ambassador Mohamoud Dirir and Rania Badawy Live TV Interview in Amharic and English

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ራኒያ ባደዊ በቃለምልልስ ወቅት አምባሳደር ማህሙድ ድሪር ላይ ስልክ በማቋረጣ ከስራ መታገዷ የሚታወስ ነው።

ጋዜጠኛዋ ከአምባሳደር ማህሙድ ድሪር ጋር አድርጋው የነበረው ቆይታ የሚከተለውን ይመስል ነበር…፡፡

ጋዜጠኛዋ፡- የተከበሩ አምባሳደር እንዴት አመሹ ?

አምባሳደር ማህሙድ ድሪር፡- እንደምን አመሸሽ፡፡ በመጀመሪያ ሚንስትሩን ለአዲሱ የሥልጣን ቦታዎ በመብቃትዎ እንኳን ደስ ያሎት እላለሁ፡፡ በሚንስትር መስሪያ ቤቱና በኢትዮጵያ መካከል የተለመደው መልካም ግንኙነት ይቀጥላል፡፡ በአሁኑ ወቅት ከበርካታ የግብጽ የሚንስትር መሥሪያ ቤቶች ጋር ተባብረን እየሰራን ነው፡፡

ጋዜጠኛዋ፡- በጣም ጥሩ፡፡ ይህ ማለት ሁለቱም ልዩነታቸውን አቻችለው ግማሽ መንገድ በመጓዝ መተባበር ይችላሉ ማለት ነው ?

አምባሳደር ማህሙድ ድሪር፡- በመጀመሪያ ደረጃ…ከሚንስትሩ ጋር ስታወሪ በነበረበት በተደጋገመ ፖለቲካዊ ቃና ነው እያወራሽ ያለሽው፡፡ እኛ ግን አሁን [አቋረጠችው]

ጋዜጠኛዋ፡- የትኛው…በምን መልኩ፡፡ እስኪ ግለጽልኝ፡፡

አምባሳደር ማህሙድ ድሪር፡- ማየት ያለብን አጠቃላዩን የኢትዮ-ግብጽን ግንኙነት እንጂ ጉዳዩን ከህዳሴው ግድብ ጋር ብቻ አያይዞ ማየት ተገቢ አይደለም፡፡ የሁለቱ ሀገራት ግንኙነት ከዚያም በላይ የላቀ ጉዳይ ነው፡፡ ግድቡ የግብጻውያንን ሕይወት አደጋ ላይ ይጥላል የሚለው ሀሳብ በሁለቱ ሀገራት ድርድር ውስጥ ቦታ የለውም፡፡ እኛ አሁን የደረስንበት…[አቋረጠችው]

ጋዜጠኛዋ፡- እና…የግብጻውያንን ሕይወት አደጋ ላይ የማይጥል ከሆነ ለምንድነው ግብጽ ልዑካኖቿን ወደ ኢትዮጵያ የምትልከው፡፡

አምባሳደር ማህሙድ ድሪር፡- ይቅርታ…እባክሽን መጀመሪያ እንድጨርስ ፍቀጅልኝ፡፡

ጋዜጠኛዋ፡- ቀጥል፡፡

አምባሳደር ማህሙድ ድሪር፡- ይሄን ግድብ እንገነባለን፡፡ እናም እንቀጥልበታለን፡፡ ግብጽና ሱዳንንም አይጎዳም፡፡

ጋዜጠኛዋ፡- ህምምም [በማሾፍ]…እሺ የተከበሩ አምባሳደር…እንደገና የእኔ ጥያቄ…እናንተ ኢትዮጵያውያን ይሄ ግድብ ግብጽ ላይ ችግር አይፈጥርም የምትሉ ከሆነ…እና ለምንድነው ይሄ ሁሉ የኮሚቴ መሰብሰብና ኢትዮጵያ ሄዶ መደራደር ያስፈለገው፡፡ የግብጽ መንግሥት ነገሩ አልገባውም ማለት ነው…? እናም ጊዜውን እያባከነ…እና ምንድነው ነገሩ…፡፡

አምባሳደር ማህሙድ ድሪር፡- አይደለም…አይደለም፡፡ በአንጻሩ ነገሩን በጨለምተኝነት እያየሽው ነው፡፡ እስካሁን የደረስንበት ሁሉ በጎ ነው፡፡ በመጀመሪያ በኢትዮጵያ አነሳሽነት፣ አለማቀፍ ባለሙያዎችን ጨምሮ ከኢትዮጵያ፣ ግብጽ እና ሱዳን የተውጣጡ ባለሙያዎች ያሉበት የባለሙያዎች ቡድን ተቋቋመ፡፡ ቡድኑም ግድቡ ግብጽንና ሱዳንን እንደማይጎዳና ዓለማቀፍ መስፈርቶችን እንደሚያሟላ ገለጸ፡፡ ሌላው ደግሞ ስለግድቡ ስናወራ ድህነትን ስለመዋጋት እያወራን ነው፡፡ ከዚህም በተጨማሪ ስለግድቡ ስናወራ ከኢንዱስትሪ መስፋፋት ጋር ተያይዞ አካባቢውን ስለሚያሰጋው የኃይል አቅርቦት እያወራን ነው፡፡ የኢትዮጵያ ኢኮኖሚ በግብርና ላይ የተመሰረተ በመሆኑ ኢንዱስትሪ ለማስፋፋት ከውኃ ሀይል ኤሌክትሪክ ከማመንጨት የተሻለ ከአካባቢ ጋር ተስማሚ የሆነ ስልት የለም፡፡

ጋዜጠኛዋ፡- እሺ…እሺ የተከበሩ…ግብጽ በተደጋጋሚ ልማትን ወይም የኢትዮጵያውያን ኑሮ መሻሻልን እንደማትቃወም ገልጻለች፡፡ ግብጽ ልማትን ትደግፋለች፡፡ እናም የመስኖ ሚንስትሩ እንዳሉት ግብጽ ግድቡ ላይ የተወሰነ ስልጣን እንዲኖራት ትፈልጋለች፡፡ እናም በግድቡ ቴክኒካል አስተዳደር ላይ መሳተፍ እንፈልጋለን፡፡ ግብጽ በሁሉም ጉዳይ ላይ ትስማማለች፡፡ ከዚያ በፊት ግን ግድቡ ወደ በፊቱ ሁኔታ እና መጠን ይመለስ…ያም ማለት አሁን ያለበት 47 ቢሊየን በሰዓት ሳይሆን…[አምባሳደር ማህሙድ አቋረጧት]

ኦክስፎርድ፡ ኢትዮጵያ ከዓለም 2ኛዋ ድሃ አገር ናት

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ኢትዮጵያ ከ108 የዓለም ሃገራት በድህነት ከአፍሪካዊቷ ሃገር ኒጀር ቀጥላ ሁለተኛ ደረጃ ላይ እንደምትገኝ የኦክስፎርድ ዩኒቨርሲቲ ጥናት ያመለከተ ሲሆን የኢኮኖሚ ባለሙያዎች ሃገሪቷ ድሃ መሆኗ የሚስተባበል አይደለም ብለዋል፡፡
ሰሞኑን ዩኒቨርሲቲው ይፋ ባደረገው የጥናት ውጤት፤ በኢትዮጵያ ከሚኖሩ ዜጎች 76 ሚሊዮን ያህሉ ድሆች ሲሆኑ በድሆች ብዛትም ከህንድ፣ ከቻይና፣ ከባንግላዴሽና ፓኪስታን ቀጥሎ ኢትዮጵያ በ5ኛ ደረጃ ላይ ትገኛለች ብሏል፡፡
የድህነት መጠኑን በመቶኛ ስሌት ያስቀመጠው ጥናቱ፤ ኢትዮጵያ ከአጠቃላይ ህዝቧ 87.3 በመቶው ድሃ ሲሆን ከዚህ ውስጥ 58.1 በመቶው ለኑሮው አስፈላጊ የሆኑ ነገሮች ያልተሟሉለት ምስኪን ተመፅዋች ዜጋ ነው ብሏል፡፡ ዩኒቨርሲቲው የአገራትን የድህነት ደረጃ የለካው የትምህርት፣ የጤናና የኑሮ ሁኔታዎችን መሰረት ያደረጉ አስር መስፈርቶችን በመጠቀም ሲሆን፣ በአገሪቱ በገጠር ከሚኖረው ህዝብ 96.3 በመቶው፣ ከከተማ ነዋሪው ደግሞ 46.4 በመቶው በድህነት አረንቋ ውስጥ እንደሚኖር በሪፖርቱ ተመልክቷል፡፡
የድህነቱ መጠን በክልል ደረጃ ሲታይ፣ የሶማሌ ክልል 93 በመቶ ድሃ ህዝብ በመያዝ ቀዳሚ ሲሆን፤ ኦሮምያ በ91.2 በመቶ ሁለተኛ፣ አፋር በ90.9 በመቶ ሶስተኛ፣ አማራ በ90.1 በመቶ አራተኛ፣ ትግራይ በ85.4 በመቶ አምስተኛ ደረጃን ይዘው እንደሚገኙ ጥናቱ ጠቁሟል፡፡ 20 በመቶ ድሃ ህዝብ ይኖርባታል ያላትን አዲስ አበባ ከአገሪቱ አነስተኛ ቁጥር ያለው ድሃ በመያዝ ቀዳሚ ያደረጋት ይሄው ጥናት፣ ድሬደዋን በ54.9 በመቶ፣ ሐረርን በ57.9 በመቶ ሁለተኛና ሶስተኛ አድርጎ አስቀምጧቸዋል፡፡
በሌላ በኩል የአፍሪካ ልማት ባንክ ከትናንት በስቲያ ባወጣው መረጃ፣ ኢትዮጵያ ባለፉት አስር አመታት በአማካይ ከአስር በመቶ በላይ እድገት ማስመዝገቧን ሲመሰክር፣ የአውሮፓ ህብረት አምባሳደር ቻንታል ሄበርት በበኩላቸው፤ አገሪቱ የከፋ ድህነትን በመቀነስ ረገድ ስኬታማ መሆኗን ሰሞኑን በሰጡት ጋዜጣዊ መግለጫ መናገራቸው ተዘግቧል፡፡

ጃኪ ጎሲ ከሄኒከን ጋር 1 ነጥብ 5 ሚሊዮን ብር ሊፈራረም ነው

jacky gosee

‘ሰላ በይልኝ’ በሚለው ነጠላ ዜማው ከህዝብ ጋር ተዋወቀው ድምጻዊ ጃኪ ጎሲ፣ የሙዚቃ ኮንሰርት ለማቅረብ ከታዋቂው የቢራ አምራች ኩባንያ ሄኒከን ጋር የአንድ ነጥብ አምስት ሚሊዮን ብር ስምምነት ሊፈራረም ነው፡፡
አድማስ ሬዲዮ ከአትላንታ እንደዘገበው፣ ወጣቱ ድምጻዊ ጃኪ ጎሲ ከሰሞኑ ከሄኒከን ጋር ያደርገዋል ተብሎ የሚጠበቀው ይህ ስምምነት በአዲስ አበባ ከተማ ለሚከናወን የሙዚቃ ኮንሰርት ነው፡፡ የሙዚቃ ኮንሰርቱ የሚቀርብበትን ትክክለኛ ጊዜ መናገር ባይቻልም ለመጪው የኢትዮጵያውያን አዲስ አመት ዋዜማ ሊሆን እንደሚችል ዘገባው ጨምሮ ገልጧል፡፡
በተለያዩ የአሜሪካ ግዛቶችና የዓለም አገራት እየተዘዋወረ የሙዚቃ ኮንሰርቶችን በስፋት እያቀረበ የሚገኘው ድምጻዊው፣ ከወራት በፊት ከዝግጅት ክፍላችን ጋር ባደረገው ቃለ ምልልስ በአገር ውስጥም የሙዚቃ ኮንሰርቶችን ማዘጋጀት ዕቅድ እንዳለው መናገሩ ይታወሳል፡፡