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Ethiopian News

Dejen Gebremeskel, Molly Huddle win BAA 5K

Published: Apr 20, 2014 by bini Filed under: Ethiopian News Sport News
or the second straight year, Dejen Gebremeskel set an event record in winning the Boston Athletic Association 5K on Saturday, crossing the finish line on Charles Street in 13 minutes, 26 seconds to improve on the 13:37 mark he set last year.

But this time, the 24-year-old Ethiopian and 2012 Olympic 5,000-meter silver medalist had to lean in to gain his victory. Ben True, 28, a native of North Yarmouth, Maine, and a two-time winner (2011 and 2012) of the race, matched Gebremeskel stride for stride down the final 100 meters and the two crossed the line almost as one. True also recorded a time of 13:26. Stephen Sambu of Kenya was a step back in 13:27.

In the women’s race, Molly Huddle, 29, of Providence worked her way from fifth to first over the last half-mile, then snuck around leader Mamitu Daska of Ethiopia with 100 meters to go and sprinted to victory in 15:12, tying the event record set by Werknesh Kidane of Ethiopia in 2012. It was Huddle’s first victory in the BAA 5K. Daska, 30, was second in 15:14.

The 5K is the first event in the BAA Distance Medley, which includes the 10K and the Half-Marathon.

“I’m really excited today because it’s the Boston Marathon season, there’s no doubt lots of people are coming,’’ said Gebremeskel. “I think the moment is really nice. At this moment, I win the race and I’m so glad.

Easter Should be celebrated in Good Deeds:

Published: Apr 19, 2014 by bgt Filed under: Ethiopian News Social Affairs
Easter Should be celebrated in Good Deeds:

Ethiopian Religious Leaders Various Ethiopian religious leaders said that Ethiopian Christians should celebrate Eastern in good deeds.

Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church’s patriarch Abune Matias said that while celebrating Easter Ethiopians need to promise to work hard to get their country out of poverty.

Ethiopian Catholic Church Patriarch Abune Birhane Iyesus in his part said that Easter should be the day Christians would care for the poor and needy.

The Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus President Priest Dr. Wakeseyoum Edosa stated that for the country’s renaissance Ethiopians need to work together. President of the Evangelical Churches Fellowship Ethiopia, Alemu Sheta said that the Ethiopian youth has to struggle for his country’s growth.

He also calls for the a collaborative Ethiopians effort to finalize the Renaissance in time.

Girum Tebeje of DireTube from FBC

Anti Personnel and Anti Vehicles mines found Hidden in Eastern Harerga

Published: Apr 19, 2014 by bgt Filed under: Ethiopian News Law & Order
Anti Personnel and Anti Vehicles mines found Hidden in Eastern Harerga

Local Police announced that anti personnel and anti vehicles mines are found hidden in a cave in the Gargafa kebele of the Golo Oda woreda in the Eastern Harerega zone.

As the zone’s police told FBC 13 Anti vehicle mines, 5 Anti personnel mines and a pistol is found hidden in a cave.

 It is with the information tipped to the police that the police found the explosive devices. The police is investigating as to whom put the explosive devices in the cave.

Girum Tebeje of DireTube from FBC

Addis Ababa to host US-Africa energy summit

Published: Apr 19, 2014 by bgt Filed under: Ethiopian News Politics
Addis Ababa to host US-Africa energy summit

The governments of Ethiopia and the United States will co-host the US-Africa Energy Ministerial (AEM) meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from June 3 to 4.

According to the Ethiopian Ministry of Water and Energy, AEM will focus on the theme of Catalyzing Sustainable Energy Growth in Africa and provide a forum for major announcements and commitments that support energy development throughout Africa.

The Ministerial meeting is to showcase African leadership in energy development, explore strategies and effective practices across Africa and the United States for accelerating development of clean energy sources and adoption of energy-efficient technologies, review best practices in oil and gas resource development, and highlight progress on President Obama's Power Africa Initiative.

Ethiopian diaspora invests over 22.3 billion in two decades

Published: Apr 19, 2014 by bgt Filed under: Ethiopian News Business
Ethiopian diaspora invests over 22.3 billion in two decades

Despite failure to meet expectations, the gross total investment outstanding that the Ethiopian diaspora community

have brought back home is reported to be in excess of 22 billion birr since the ruling Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) came to power. However, only 2,947 of the estimated three million diaspora community have actually dared to come to their country to invest.             

These (2,947 investors) stand for a stark 0.1 percent of the overall Ethiopian diaspora living abroad, indicating a failure to tap into the diaspora potential. Furthermore, the diaspora investment was also reported to have offered employment opportunities to 125,000 workers across the country.

In a workshop organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) and held at the Addis Ababa Hilton Hotel last week, where more than five hundred diaspora returnees were in attendance, the major challenges for these missed opportunities were discussed in detail.

Gibe III hydro power project delayed

Published: Apr 19, 2014 by bgt Filed under: Ethiopian News Economy
Gibe III hydro power project delayed

The completion of the Gibe III hydropower project scheduled to start production for September 2014 will not be realized as the dam is not ready to harvest water in the coming rainy season.

Reliable sources told The Reporter that the Ethiopian Electric Power Service Enterprise board chairman and deputy prime minister Debretsion Gebremichael (Ph.D.) who reportedly is annoyed by the delay, called senior executives of Salini, the contractor and Deng Fang, the Chinese company undertaking the electro-mechanical work for an urgent meeting.

According to sources, though the construction of the dam, the electro mechanical work and the power transmission line work are being carried out 24 hours a day, the concrete filling work will not be completed on schedule. Sources said the dam will be ready to harvest water during the rainy season (June-August) adding that the power plant will not be able to generate power the coming September as was stated recently by government officials.  
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