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Ethiopia: Respect court rulings and release opposition members

Published: Jul 2, 2015 by yonas2007 Filed under: Ethiopian News Politics
Ethiopia: Respect court rulings and release opposition members
Ethiopia: Respect court rulings and release opposition members

Ethiopian authorities must stop harassing two men and two women linked to the opposition Semayawi (Blue) Party, and immediately release them from detention, Amnesty International said as they were expected to face fresh charges in court today in the capital Addis Ababa.

 “On five separate occasions over the course of the last 10 days, three different courts have ordered the police to release these four people,” said Michelle Kagari, Deputy Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn and Great Lakes. “Their continued detention is blatantly unlawful and in clear violation of their rights to liberty and a fair trial.”

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Proposed Amendment to Social Security Scheme arouse arguement

Published: Jul 2, 2015 by yonas2007 Filed under: Ethiopian News Economy
Proposed Amendment to Social Security Scheme arouse arguement
Proposed Amendment to Social Security Scheme arouse arguement
Foto by The Reporter

All of the employees of private organizations that have been under the provident fund are to go under the pension fund according to the new Bill which will going to be approved by the Parliament.  The weekly Reporter newspaper on its Wednesday’s Amharic edition reported that different private organizations had raised their oppositions against the new drafted social security bill in a meeting called by called by the standing committee of social affairs in the parliament. These organizations opposed that they hadn’t engaged while the bill was drafted according to The Reporter.

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1,292 homes to be transferred to beneficiaries in the 40/60 Housing Program

Published: Jul 2, 2015 by Mihret L Filed under: Ethiopian News Economy Social Affairs
1,292 homes to be transferred to beneficiaries in the 40/60 Housing Program

2400 prospective home owners will enter a raffle to win one of 1292 homes in the 40/60 Housing Program, the Addis Ababa City Administration Saving Housing Development Enterprise announced.

PR Head at the Enterprise Yohannes Abayneh said, currently there are 33,821 40/60 houses under construction in the city. Constructions on 1292 homes, including shops, are expected to be concluded this month, after the City’s Road’s Authority finalizes building roads.

2400 individuals who have made 100% down payment for the housing program during the initial registration period for the program in August 2013 will only be taking part in the raffle, Yohannes noted.

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Addis Ababa Hosting Meeting Of Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Climate Change Discussions

Published: Jul 1, 2015 by yonas2007 Filed under: Ethiopian News Politics Economy
Addis Ababa Hosting Meeting Of Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Climate Change Discussions
Addis Ababa Hosting Meeting Of Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Climate Change Discussions

ADDIS ABABA, July 1 (BERNAMA-NNN-ENA) -- A joint policy discussion of the Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) Intra-African-Caribbean-Pacific (ACP) Programme is being held in Addis Ababa to identify areas of concern for a common position paper to be tabled at the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

This will take place in Paris in November-December this year. The technical adviser to the ACP Secretariat for the GCCA Intra-ACP Programme, Dr Pendo Maro, said the discussions, which opened Tuesday, had brought together practitioners from across the ACP regions to share different aspects on climate change.

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US Embassy in Addis: Visa issuance problem is now solved

Published: Jul 1, 2015 by yonas2007 Filed under: Ethiopian News Social Affairs
US Embassy in Addis: Visa issuance problem is now solved
By Elias Meseret, DireTube Correspondent
 US Embassy in Addis: Visa issuance problem is now solved

(Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) - The Consular Section of the American Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia has announced on Tuesday that the technical problem of the Consular Sections that was encountered throughout the world is now solved. The problem has reportedly affected a lot of people both in Ethiopia and throughout the world.

DireTube has understood that a sizeable number of people from Ethiopia who were invited for Ethiopian Airlines' inaugural flight to its latest destination in Los Angeles, California were denied visa by the US Embassy in Addis due to the unexpected glitch.

A number of artists, incliding Gossaye Tesfaye, we're also unable to attend the annual Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America tournament.

The US Embassy has now announced on its official Facebook account that the technical problem of Consular Sections throughout the world is resolved. "Applicants who were issued visas can now collect their passports accordingly," the statement posted online said.

DireTube News.


Maid kills employer's Indonesian wife

Published: Jul 1, 2015 by Mihret L Filed under: Ethiopian News Law & Order
Maid kills employer's Indonesian wife

An Ethiopian housemaid killed the Indonesian wife of her Saudi employer by stabbing her many times after an argument at their home in the Gulf Kingdom.

Police arrested the maid after she was stopped by a Saudi man as she tried to flee the area near the northwestern town of Hail, ‘Sabq’ daily said.

It said the Saudi man, a resident of that neighbourhood, seized the maid and phoned the police after noticing blood stains on her clothes.

The paper quoted police as saying the maid confessed to killing the woman just a few hours before she was to leave Saudi Arabia.

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