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Book Chronicling Ethio-Djibouti Ties Launched

Published: Nov 8, 2014 by Mihret L Filed under: Ethiopian News Social Affairs
Book Chronicling Ethio-Djibouti Ties Launched
Book Chronicling Ethio-Djibouti Ties Launched


26 October 2014

Book Chronicling Ethio-Djibouti Ties Launched
By Robel Yohannes

ADDIS ABABA – A new book, entitled “Djibouti: Yetigenetachen Mesferia”, that chronicles the diplomatic history of Ethiopia and Djibouti was launched at an event held at the Ethiopian National Archives and Library Agency Saturday. On the event, a review and discussion from panelists were made on this 222 pages long book written by Dr. Belete Belachew, an Assistant Professor at Jimma University.

It was learnt that the book methodically pierces through the two countries’ diplomatic relations, and gives account of Ethiopia’s policies towards Djibouti since the 1940s.

Citing that there haven’t been many books that detail the relationship of the two countries, despite the fact that the two countries share deep historical, cultural, economic and political ties, many at the event believed the book will pool its own contributions in helping shade information and insight on the issue. “Most historical books tend to focus, either on Sudan, Somalia or Eritrea”, says Dr. Belete, “but Djibouti, port or no port, has been our country’s business outlet with the rest of the world. And it’s from this premise that I chose to focus (on the country).”

It was mentioned that such kind of scholastic books that benefit the country should find an audience; and this is a move in a right direction. Invited academics, journalists and guests were in attendance.    

The book is on the store and being distributed by Jafar, Litman and Kebru Book Stores.
For farther information contact Dr. Belete Belachew (beletebelachewm@gmail.com)

Source: Ethiopian Herald

STMP will make Ethiopia a top tourist destination by 2020

Published: Nov 8, 2014 by bini Filed under: Ethiopian News Business
STMP will make Ethiopia a top tourist destination by 2020


Dr. Ray Muntida, advisor to the IGAD Sustainable Tourism Master Plan (ISTMP) says that Ethiopia will be one of the top five tourist destination countries in Africa if it properly implements its Sustainable Tourism Master Plan by 2020. Dr. Muntida said he expected Ethiopia to achieve its targets before the deadline because of its stability, fast economic growth and the interlink between the master plan and the Growth and Transformation Plan.

He emphasized that Ethiopia needed to continue infrastructure development and also keep up the strong commitment of both the government and the private sector to realize its goal. Ethiopia’s Sustainable Tourism Master Plan (STMP), being formulated by the partnership of different stakeholders, is part of the on-going process in the implementation of the IGAD Sustainable Tourism Master Plan.

It is being developed with technical support provided by the sub-regional office for Eastern Africa (SRO-EA) and the division for Regional Integration and trade (RITD) of United Nations in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. IGAD’s Sustainable Tourism Master Plan is based on a regional tourism study done in 2010 and it was given the green light at a meeting in Djibouti in 2011.

An Ethiopian man crushed by tanker truck in S.F.

Published: Nov 8, 2014 by Mihret L Filed under: Ethiopian News
An Ethiopian man crushed by tanker truck in S.F.
An Ethiopian man crushed by tanker truck in S.F.


A man who died after he was run over by a fuel tanker truck that he had been hanging on to in downtown San Francisco was identified Thursday as 35-year-old Henok Ayele.

Ayele, who had no known address, was riding between two gas tanks on an 18-wheeler about 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, police said. He lost his grip when the truck turned from Mason Street onto Turk Street and was run over, authorities said.

The truck driver left the scene, but “may have no knowledge of this collision,” said Officer Gordon Shyy, a police spokesman. Officers were trying to locate the truck and identify the company involved.

Source: SF Gate


Ethiopia's 'church in the sky' is perched on a 2,500ft cliff

Published: Nov 8, 2014 by Mihret L Filed under: Ethiopian News Useful Tips
Ethiopia's 'church in the sky' is perched on a 2,500ft cliff
Ethiopia's 'church in the sky' is perched on a 2,500ft cliff


It would certainly be a test of even the most faithful's devotion.

At 2,500 feet, Ethiopa's 'church in the sky' is arguably the most inaccessible place of worship on earth, perched on top of a vertical spire of rock, with sheer, 650 feet drops on all sides.

To reach the extraordinary church on a clifftop in Tigray, one must scale a sheer 19 feet-high wall of rock without any climbing ropes or harnesses, inching along narrow ledges and crossing a rickety makeshift bridge.

And people are willing to risk the ascent: Families have brought their newborn babies up here to be baptised, and corpses have been carried up to be buried on the mountain.

It is said that in 5th century AD Egyptian priest Father Yemata walked to Ethiopia, climbed the mountains and quarried the church out of the rock.

'Father Yemata, it seems, liked a dose of extreme sports with his divinity,' writes Lonely Planet Traveller. The magazine features the church, Abuna Yemata Guh, in its new bookazine collating the best and most inspiring destinations visited by the publication. 

Abuna Yemata Guh has survived for 15 centuries, and in that time 'nobody has fallen' on the way up, according to the current priest Kes Haile Silassie.

It is not known what motivated Father Yemata to establish his church here. Theories suggest that he simply wished to pray alone in the clouds, while some say he needed to escape raiders.

Photographer Philip Lee Harvey made the astonishing journey to Abuna Yemata Guh in summer 2014.

Watch Lonely Planet Video Here

Read more at Daily Mail

IGAD threatened South Sudanese warring factions with asset freezes and travel bans

Published: Nov 8, 2014 by bini Filed under: Ethiopian News Politics
IGAD threatened South Sudanese warring factions with asset freezes and travel bans
By Elias Meseret


The Inter- Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has threatened South Sudanese warring factions with a strong threat of asset freezes and travel bans in a meeting it held here in Addis.

According to a resolution of the 28th Extraordinary Summit of the IGAD Heads of State and Government Summit, any violation of the cessation of the hostilities agreement by any party will invite a number of collective action by the IGAD region against those responsible for such violations.

A communique that Dire Tube obtained today has indicated that the actions may include the enactment of asset freezes, travel bans within the region and the denial of the supply of arms and ammunition to both sides of the conflict.

The Assembly was attended by Ugandan, Sudanese, Djiboutian, South Sudanese, Somalian, Kenyan and Ethiopian leaders along with South Sudanese rebel leader Reik Machar.

The Summit was also attended by Dlamini Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Ambassador Mahboub Maalim, Executive Secretary of IGAD, the IGAD Special Envoys for South Sudan, Amb. Seyoum Mesfin of Ethiopia, Gen. Lazaro Sumbeiywo of Kenya and Gen. Mohammed Ahmed Mustafa El Dabi of Sudan.

Ethiopian coach Barreto threatened to Cancel Friendly Match

Published: Nov 8, 2014 by bini Filed under: Ethiopian News Sport News
Ethiopian coach Mariano Barreto warned Ugandans to cancel friendly match
Elias Meseret


Coach of the Ethiopian national football team, Mariano Barreto, has asked the Ugandan Football Federation to cancel the planned friendly match between the two countries due to poor coordination. The request by Barreto came after the Waliyas’ arrival in the Ugandan capital, Kampala.

“The Ethiopian national football team has been forced to abandon its training in Kampala due to power failure in a stadium where it was practicing. In addition, there is a poor coordination from the organizers side,” a statement Dire Tube obtained from EFF today stated.

The Ethiopian team has arrived in Kampala on Friday afternoon and was received by a single Uganda Football federation staff along with one Ethiopian Diplomat.

Barreto said the Uganda Football association should respect the team which represents more than 90 million people .

The game, if goes ahead, will take place in the Namboole Stadium on Sunday at 4:30PM.

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