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  • 13 died in car accident at wolayta sodo

    It was yesterday that the car accident occurred in wolayta Sodo around a place called Waja kero. Among the dead Fana broadcasting has reported today that two where females while 10 more peoples have been injured.

    The area traffic police told our source that there was a heavy rain during the accident which can be taken as the major reason for the accident.

    According to the report those passengers who are injured following the incident are now taking a medical care at Sodo University teaching referral hospital and Christian hospital.

     

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  • Haromaya University Law Team Take Part on a Global Moot Court Competition

    /News Credited to HU FM91.5 RADIO/

    Haromaya University announced a team, which consists of four College of Law students and a coach, has left to Kenya,Nairobi to participate in the 2016 Regional Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Moot Court Competition.

    The competition is expected to be held at Africa Nazarene University in Kenya. The FDI moot is a global moot competition held annually, focused on the dynamic and challenging area of INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT Law which defines the respective right and obligations of host states and foreign investors.

    The delegation from College of Law consists of Alemayehu Yismaw, coach of the team and lecturer at the College, as well as Law students namely Wakgari Kebeta, Nuru Beyene, Endalkachew Abera and Andinet Adinew . Haramaya University College of Law team had submitted the memorial (written submission) to the competition’s organizer and received a confirmation that it would participate and compete in the Regional oral round for qualify to the International FDI moot competition.

    This year competition is to be held in Africa for the first time and Haramaya University team, the only team from Ethiopia will also participates for the first time, the announcement added.

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  • AfBAA launched its first independent Chapter in Addis Ababa

    The African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) launched its first independent Chapter on 9 August 2016, when the AfBAA Ethiopia Chapter was formed in the country's capital Addis Ababa. The meeting, which was also the first in a series of AfBAA Country Roundtables, was attended by almost 40 delegates. Representatives from both the public and private sectors discussed the current state of business aviation in Ethiopia, and how best to enhance the industry, and its anticipated growth.

    Representatives of the civil aviation authority, AfBAA's executive director, private operators, aviation suppliers, Ethiopian Airlines, and members of the media, discussed challenges and solutions related to the development of Ethiopia's business aviation sector.

    The event commenced in the morning with a keynote address from AfBAA's executive director, Mr. Rady Fahmy, defining the role AfBAA plays in the growth of business aviation on the continent. Mr Fahmy highlighted that the association anticipates Ethiopia will experience tremendous growth of, and greater opportunities for, business aviation:

    “We have identified two countries that we believe will witness major growth in the upcoming decade. One of those two countries is Ethiopia. We, as your association, have been fortunate to observe the factors that have created growth in certain countries around Africa, and I am here to share with you that it is our belief that it is only a matter of time before Ethiopia becomes a major business aviation hub. It is inevitable - in our best judgment - that Ethiopia will join, or perhaps lead Africa in business aviation, just like it currently does in commercial aviation.”

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  • EBC Criticized for Censoring Lelisa’s Finishing Line Marathon

    Ethiopia’s state-owned TV network has refused to broadcast footage of one of its most successful Olympic athletes crossing the finishing line or receiving his medal after he staged a political protest against oppression back home.

    Feyisa Lilesa won silver in the men’s marathon on the last day of events in Rio, making him Ethiopia’s joint second most successful performer after the country won just one gold in a disappointing campaign. As he crossed the line on Sunday he raised his arms to form an “X”, a symbol of defiance that has been used by the Oromo people in Ethiopia as part of political protests against the government.

    Lilesa repeated the act in a press conference after the race, and said he would repeat it at the medal ceremony later. He told reporters he faced being killed for doing so if he returns home after the Games. EBC, the Ethiopian state broadcaster, was showing Lila’s race live on TV on Sunday afternoon. As such, it was unable to avoid airing his protest as it happened the first time. But the moment he crossed the line was cut from subsequent bulletins and, unlike with its other champions, EBC refused entirely to show footage of Lilesa being given his silver medal.

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  • Earthquake Occurred in Hawassa Again

    A magnitude of less than two earthquake hits the southern city of Hawassa yesterday. According to ENA’s report there were no human or physical causalities due to the quake this time. Last January a magnitude of 4.3 and repeated quake have occurred in Hawassa town, the report added.

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  • Kenya Supports Tedros Adhanom’s Campaign for WHO Leadership

    Kenya appears to have thrown its weight behind Ethiopia's candidate for the position of executive director of the World Health Organisation. Ethiopia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is the only African vying to head the WHO.

    On Monday, Health CS Cleopa Mailu held private discussions with Tedros in Addis Ababa during the just-ended WHO's regional meeting on implementation of the universal health coverage. Tedros said if appointed, he will work closely with Kenya to learn how homegrown solutions have transformed healthcare in Kenya and how they can be replicated in the rest of the region.
    He also promised to make Africa his priority.

    “As the former Minster of Health in Ethiopia he understands the regions diseases burden,” said a statement from Kenya's Ministry of Health. Mailu told Tedros to help African countries gain more control of their health agenda through domestic financing. Tedros would be the first African to head the global health body.

    In January, the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government endorsed him as the sole candidate from Africa.

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