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Prisoner Wossen Assaye may be in 2nd stolen car

Published: Mar 31, 2015 by bini Filed under: Ethiopian News Law & Order

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (WUSA9) -- Fairfax County police say they have found the first car that prisoner Wossen Assaye stole during his escape from INOVA Fairfax Hospital early Tuesday morning, but now he has stolen a second car.

U.S. Marshals, the FBI and Virginia State Police are now helping in the search for Assaye.

Someone spotted the stolen silver Toyota Camry on Monterey Drive, which runs between Cindy Lane and Oak Court in Annandale later Tuesday morning. Police found that car and are now looking for Assaye in another vehicle, a 2008 gray or silver Hyundai Elantra with Virginia license plate XTU-5024.

The car was last seen at Monterey Drive and Rt. 236. It could possibly be heading for northbound I-495 at Route 236.

Assaye is still on the loose. Police describe Assaye as a black male, 6 feet 1 inches tall and 170 pounds.When Assaye escaped he was wearing a light blue hospital gown and may be armed with a handgun. He was not wearing shoes.

Dozens of people killed in airstrike at refugee camp in Yemen

Published: Mar 31, 2015 by bini Filed under: World News Ethiopian News Politics

SANAA, Yemen — An airstrike killed dozens of people Monday at a camp for displaced people in northern Yemen, in what appeared to be the single deadliest attack since a Saudi ­Arabia-led coalition sent warplanes to target Shiite insurgents advancing across the country.

As many as 40 people died and about 200 were wounded in the attack on the Mazraq camp in Hajjah province, said Joel Millman, a spokesman for the International Organization for Migration, which runs aid programs at the facility.

The Yemeni Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, accused the Saudi-led coalition of hitting the camp, located in an area under the control of the insurgents. Saudi officials did not confirm that. But, asked about the bombing, Saudi Brig. Gen. Ahmed Asiri, a coalition spokesman, asserted that the rebels were setting up positions in civilian areas and said that coalition warplanes had taken fire Monday from a residential area, forcing a “decisive response,” according to the official Saudi Press Agency.

Players' absence marred National team and Coffee club friendly match

Published: Mar 31, 2015 by bini Filed under: Ethiopian News Sport News
By Elias Meseret, DireTube Correspondent

A planned friendly match between the Ethiopian National Football Team and Ethiopian Coffee Club has been cancelled due to players absence for Monday's training.

"The coach contacted and discussed about the game with club coaches yesterday and two clubs (Saint George and Sidama Coffee)are not willing to release players without EFF  official letter," a statement from EFF issued on Monday said.

Ethiopia Electric,Wolayta Dicha and Mekelakeya send their players on time and the coach acknowledged their cooperation.

The official players permission letter was reportedly delayed due to power interruptions around the EFF head office and all clubs were informed by telephone about the game.

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Obama plans first presidential trip to Kenya, father's homeland

Published: Mar 31, 2015 by bini Filed under: World News Ethiopian News
Obama to visit Kenya in July
By Elias Meseret, DireTube Correspondent

According to the White House's statement issued today, US President Barack Obama will attend the upcoming Global Enter Entrepreneurship Summit that will be held in Kenya in July.

The Government of Kenya has agreed to co-host the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) this July. Organized annually since 2009, the GES has emerged as a global platform connecting emerging entrepreneurs with leaders from business, international organizations, and governments looking to support them.  This will be the first time the GES will take place in sub-Saharan Africa.

Accordingly, President Obama will travel to Kenya in July where he will hold bilateral meetings and participate in the GES.

"His trip will build on the success of the August 2014 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit and continue our efforts to work with countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Kenya, to accelerate economic growth, strengthen democratic institutions, and improve security," the White House statement provided to DireTube through the State Department's Africa Media Hub said.

Senior Ethiopian politicians Bekele Gerba Released from Prison

Published: Mar 31, 2015 by bini Filed under: Ethiopian News Politics
Bekele Gerba, Deputy Chairman of Oromo Federalist Democratic Movement Congress released earlier today after serving full terms of the sentence.

ESAT spoke to Bekele Gerba on the phone. “I can’t say that I have done much but I have done what I could” , said Bekele in a calm tone. Bekele taught at Addis Ababa University before his incarceration. Yet he was very famous for his outstanding remark during the televised election debate a year before he was incriminated and more so for the speech he made at the court after the “guilt verdict.”

From what has been written about him so far and from few of his insightful speeches,Bekele Gerba, as a politician and personally,seem to be rather interested in an Ethiopia where the rights of all Ethiopians including the Oromos is respected as opposed to a radical secessionist ethnic ideology which entities like OLF espoused for well over four decades now.

It is not clear at this point as to what Bekele Gerba’s political move is and as to whether he will be reinstated to his faculty position at Addis Ababa University.


The Big Five: Africa's 10 Most influential Countries

Published: Mar 31, 2015 by bini Filed under: Ethiopian News Business
1. South Africa

South Africa is the only African country that is a member of the G20 and BRICS (the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa grouping), and the only African country of the EU’s 10 global strategic partners. This is mainly because South Africa is the EU’s largest trading partner in Africa but it certainly gives the country a global clout that Nigeria currently lacks. Nelson Mandela’s profile and the international activism of his successor, Thabo Mbeki, saw the former apartheid pariah state significantly increase its leverage in Africa and globally after 1994, and it simultaneously benefited from several years of healthy economic growth.

2. Ethiopia

Name of Ethiopia is written 44 times in the bible. It is not only a matter wealth. It is also a matter of history, independence, military, politics, diplomacy etc… In all perspective you could not found any country which is more influential like ETHIOPIA in Africa. Just remember more than 20 African countries took the flag of Ethiopia after the battle of Adwa. With regards to the economy now Ethiopia is rising from the ash.
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