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Tigray Intersects 28.2 Metres at 8.50 Grams per Tonne Gold at Mato Bula, Adyabo Project, Northern Ethiopia

Published: Apr 24, 2014 by bini Filed under: Ethiopian News
Tigray Intersects 28.2 Metres at 8.50 Grams per Tonne Gold at Mato Bula, Adyabo Project, Northern Ethiopia

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - April 7, 2014) - Tigray Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:TIG) ("Tigray" or the "Company") is pleased to announce diamond drill results from Phase 2 drilling at the Mato Bula discovery at Adyabo (refer to Tigray's news release dated July 16, 2013 for Phase 1 drill results). Six additional holes (WMD007 to 012) have been completed, totalling 1,117 metres. Drilling on 80 metre sections targeted extensions to mineralization defined during the Phase 1 diamond drilling campaign (WMD002 to 006). This drilling has extended Upper Lode mineralization to depth over 150 vertical metres below surface, and to 80 metres extensions at both the northern and southern extents of existing drill intersections. Eleven diamond drill holes have now tested the system over a 640 metres strike.

Highlights include;

    Section 19880N - WMD007 drilled 100 vertical metres down dip of mineralization intersected in WMD006 (12.28 metres grading 12.25 grams per tonne gold and 0.30% copper - refer to Tigray's news release dated July 16, 2013 ) at Silica Hill, and intersected 28.20 metres at 8.50 grams per tonne gold and 0.24 percent copper including 17.55 metres at 13.18 grams per tonne gold and 0.27 percent copper, from 179.75 metres drill depth.

    Section 19960N - WMD009 drilled 80 metres grid north of WMD006 and 007, and intersected 14.87 metres at 4.49 grams per tonne gold and 0.04 percent copper including 7.90 metres at 7.95 grams per tonne gold and 0.05 percent copper, from 164.20 metres drill depth.

Egyptian reconnaissance satellite launched by Soyuz

Published: Apr 24, 2014 by bini Filed under: Ethiopian News
Egyptian reconnaissance satellite launched by Soyuz

A Russian-built imaging satellite launched Wednesday aboard a Soyuz rocket to supply Egyptian authorities with high-resolution views of Earth for environmental, scientific and military applications.

EgyptSat 2 is owned by Egypt's National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences, a government agency tasked with gathering and studying satellite imagery of the Earth.

Fitted with an Earth-viewing telescope and camera capable to spotting surface features as small as one meter, or 3.3 feet, the satellite lifted off at 1620 GMT (12:20 p.m. EDT) on top of a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The three-stage launcher flew northeast from the sprawling space base before deploying the EgyptSat 2 spacecraft into orbit about eight minutes after liftoff.

According to Roscosmos, the Russian federal space agency, EgyptSat 2 is equipped with modern imaging technology to return high-resolution images in visible and infrared wavelengths. Egypt will use the data for agricultural, geological and environmental studies, Roscosmos said.

U.S. to deliver Apache helicopters to Egypt

Published: Apr 24, 2014 by bini Filed under: Ethiopian News Politics
U.S. to deliver Apache helicopters to Egypt

By Phil Stewart and Arshad Mohammed

(Reuters) - The United States said on Tuesday it will deliver 10 Apache attack helicopters to Egypt, relaxing a partial suspension of aid imposed after Egypt's military ousted President Mohamed Mursi last year and cracked down violently on protesters.

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel informed his Egyptian counterpart of the decision, which will help Egypt's counter-terrorism operations in the Sinai Peninsula, the Pentagon said.

"We believe these new helicopters will help the Egyptian government counter extremists who threaten U.S., Egyptian, and Israeli security," Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said in a statement, recounting Hagel's conversation with Egyptian Defense Minister Colonel Sedki Sobhi.

Secretary of State John Kerry had paved the way by certifying to Congress that Egypt met key criteria for Washington to resume some aid.

Those criteria included Egypt "upholding its obligations under the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty," the State Department said.

Cecafa picks Ethiopia to host Challenge Cup

Published: Apr 24, 2014 by bini Filed under: Ethiopian News Sport News
Cecafa picks Ethiopia to host Challenge Cup

Cecafa secretary Musonye reveals to Goal that Kagame Cup tournament, that features clubs from the region, will be held in Kigali, Rwanda from August

This year’s Council of East and Central Africa Football Association (Cecafa) Senior Challenge Cup will be staged in Ethiopia from November.

Cecafa secretary Nicholas Musonye has revealed to Goal that Kagame Cup tournament, that features clubs from the region, will be held in Rwanda from August, instead of June as is normally the case.

Kenya’s Harambee Stars are Senior Challenge Cup champions after beating Sudan 2-0 in the final of last year's edition played at Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi.

Musonye said they had settled for Rwanda as Kagame Cup hosts because the tournament will concide with country's celebrations to mark 20 years since genocide. Last year’s edition, which was won by Burundi’s Vital’O, was held in Darfur, Sudan.

The Somali and Afar Clan Clash

Published: Apr 24, 2014 by bini Filed under: Ethiopian News Crime
The Somali and Afar Clan Clash

Somali and Afar Clans Clashed At the border between the Somali and Afar regions. Federal Affairs Minister dismisses claims that the Federal police have backed one of the clashing forces.

In this clash on Saturday, April 19, 2014 properties are damaged and a certain number of human causalities are known to have occurred. The clash is between the Somali’s Hawaya clan and the Afars. The clash has also hindered the transport vehicles between Ethiopia and the Djibouti.

It indicated that the security forces of the two regions and the Federal police force have collaboratively helped in peace keeping work in the areas. It is said that the clash subsides after Saturday, April 19, 2014. The Federal Affairs Minister said that it has sent a delegation to assess the damage at the area.

Ethiopians Trapped By Lethargic State-Owned Telecom Monopoly

Published: Apr 23, 2014 by bini Filed under: Ethiopian News
Ethiopians Trapped By Lethargic State-Owned Telecom Monopoly

A soaring number of option-deprived customers and eye-watering packages continue to swell the earnings of the state monopoly Ethio telecom. In return the inglorious institution kept on crippling everything this country has achieved in the past with banks being the hardest hit Kalkidan Yibeltal

In February this year, while hosting his third presser with the local media since he assumed office as Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn was resolute in his response to a question from this magazine on whether or not his government was willing to assess the impact of running a dysfunctional state run telecommunication company on the economy.

His government, PM Hailemariam said, was not ready to privatize the telecom sector, “Not now, not in the near future.” Needless to say, that was not the right answer to the question, but it is the incumbent’s long held stand on the state monopoly, Ethio telecom. The giant service provider is spoiled by grave impairments and is often a source of growing public frustration.
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