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Breaking: Sufian Ahmed eliminated from AfDB shortlists

Published: May 28, 2015 by bini Filed under: Ethiopian News Business
Breaking: Sufian Ahmed eliminated from AfDB shortlists
By Elias Meseret, DireTube Correspondent


(DireTube News. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)- Ethiopia's Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Sufian Ahmed, has been eliminated from the African Development Bank's shortlist for the Presidency post.

The elimination came after the opening of the 50th Anniversary of the Bank during the Annual Meetings in Abidjan, Côte D'Ivoire.

Pesident Kaberuka, whose tenure ends this year, would hand over to a new Bank President to be elected on May 28.

Tamagn Beyene Honored

Published: May 28, 2015 by bini Filed under: Ethiopian News
Tamagn Beyene Honored


Society of Ethiopians Established in Diaspora (SEED) held its 23nd Annual Awards Gala at Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center in Washington, D.C. on May 24th, 2015, honored Artist and Activist Tamagn Beyene and other dignitaries.

Ethiopia celebrating the 24th anniversary of Ginbot-20

Published: May 28, 2015 by bini Filed under: Ethiopian News
Ethiopia celebrating the 24th anniversary of Ginbot-20



Ethiopia today (May 28th) is celebrating the 24th anniversary of the fall of the dictatorial regime and the coming into power of a new democratic Government with federal structure and having a new Constitution with provisions of human and democratic rights including equality of nations and nationalities based on understanding and shared respect.

The office of the EPRDF in a statement has congratulated the people of Ethiopia on the celebration of the 24th May 28 event which marks the withdrawal of the Ethiopian people from the tragic treatments of the then dictatorial and brutal military regime. The office also expressed gratitude for those who have sacrificed themselves for the current better Ethiopia.

Their sacrifices have resulted in the making of policies and strategies that continue lifting the country and its people out of poverty. This being compounded with the legacies of the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi is making the people of Ethiopia to stand in unison in defending their shared benefits of development and democracy.



Family of murdered Ethiopian maid accept blood money

Published: May 28, 2015 by bini Filed under: Ethiopian News Law & Order
Family of murdered Ethiopian maid accept blood money

ABU DHABI // The family of an Ethiopian maid tortured to death by her employers has spared her killers the death sentence.

An official letter stating the relatives’ decision to accept blood money instead of a death sentence reached Abu Dhabi Criminal Court on Monday.

M A and his wife R Y, both from Palestine, tricked the maid into working for them for nothing, locked her in the house, and beat her several times, prosecutors said. The couple also barred the windows to prevent her escaping. Neighbours said they constantly heard horrific screams from the couple’s apartment.

Prosecution lawyers previously said that on the day of the death, a fight broke out between the wife and the maid. She assaulted the maid so severely with a cane that she died.

The countries where gay men are the happiest

Published: May 28, 2015 by Mihret L Filed under: Ethiopian News Social Affairs
The countries where gay men are the happiest
The countries where gay men are the happiest

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are still officially considered criminals in roughly one-third of countries worldwide, and homosexuality is punishable by death in seven countries. But other places, such as northern Europe, are very accepting of homosexuality.

Unsurprisingly, a new survey shows that gay men are happiest in those welcoming locations. Planet Romeo, an Amsterdam-based dating and community site, collaborated with the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz in Germany to carry out an online survey of 115,000 gay men around the world. They combined rankings on public opinion, public behavior and life satisfaction – how gay men feel about society’s view on homosexuality, how gay men feel they are treated by other people, and how satisfied gay men are with their own lives, respectively – into one worldwide ranking on gay happiness.

Iceland tops their list as the country where gay men are the happiest, followed by Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Uruguay, Canada, Israel, Netherlands, Switzerland and Luxembourg. The United States ranks 26th in the list. The 10 worst countries by this ranking are Kazakhstan, Ghana, Cameroon, Iran, Nigeria, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Ethiopia, Sudan and Uganda. The map above shows that ranking, with the highest ranked countries appearing in green and the lowest ranked countries in red.

Read More at Washington Post


Ethiopia to invest US$1bn in manufacturing sector

Published: May 27, 2015 by bini Filed under: Ethiopian News Business Economy
Ethiopia is planning to invest US$1bn in industrial parks over the next decade to boost exports, improve the textile sector and enhance the country’s overall position as a major manufacturer



Arkebe Equbai, special advisor to the Ethiopian Prime Minister said, “In terms of industrial development and manufacturing development, we want to make Ethiopia number one in Africa.”

The East African nation has targeted a 15-fold increase in textile and leather exports to US$1.5bn, as part of the current growth and transformation plan that ends in July, said a government official.

Ethiopia aims to capitalise on manufacturing, expand the sector by 25 per cent every year and create employment for 200,000 nationals annually.
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