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Seven Journalists fled the country

Published: Aug 24, 2014 by bgt Filed under: Ethiopian News Politics Social Affairs
Seven Journalists fled the country

Following the recent charges by the ministry of justice on some private media, seven journalist are reportedly fled the country. As Addis Admass newspaper writes Lomi weekly’s owner Gizaw Taye, Daniel Dirsha and Senay Abate of Lomi and two columnists of the same publication have fled the country.

Afro Times’ and Jano’s publishers Thomas Ayalew and Asnake Lebawi respectively have also fled the country. The number of journalists who fled the country has reached twelve; Addis Admass wrote in its recent issue. Most of the magazines and newspapers which are charged have gone out of print.

Dadimos Entertainment and Press works owner Gizaw Taye’s court case and Fact Magazine’s owner Fatuma Orion’s case are to be adjourned for August 25th, 2014 and September 1, 2014.

Girum Tebje of DireTube from Addis Admass


A man died of unknown disease in Asosa

Published: Aug 24, 2014 by bgt Filed under: Ethiopian News Social Affairs
A man died of unknown disease in Asosa

One of the two individuals who have been caught by an unknown disease in Asosa is reported to have died; Addis Admass newspaper writes.

As Habtamu Taye of the Benishangul Gumuz Region’s Health Bureau head said the cause of the illness is thought to be food poisoning. He has also rejected claims that the disease has connection with the Bambis refugee camp. “The disease has occurred in the Assosa town’s neighborhood called ‘Mender 47’’ said Ato Habtamu.

“Medical diagnosis on the two individuals tuned up negative for Ebola” He added. One of the individuals has died and the other is taking treatment being with his relatives.

Girum Tebeje of DireTube from

Health Officials Try to Quell Fear of Ebola Spreading by Air Travel

Published: Aug 23, 2014 by bini Filed under: Ethiopian News
Health Officials Try to Quell Fear of Ebola Spreading by Air Travel

GENEVA — The World Health Organization on Thursday swiftly sought to quell fears that international air travel could become a conduit for spreading the deadly Ebola virus from Africa around the globe, emphasizing that such a risk was low.

The organization acted after Korean Airlines suspended flights to Kenya, which is not among the four West African countries affected by Ebola — Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria — but is a major air transit hub that serves those nations. A message on the organization’s Twitter account said: “W.H.O. disappointed when airlines stop flying to West Africa. Hard to save lives if we & other health workers cannot get in.”

But in another sign of spreading international concern, the State Department announced that it had ordered family members of staff members at the United States Embassy in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, to leave the country. Marie Harf, a State Department spokeswoman, said it had taken the step at the recommendation of the department’s medical office “out of an abundance of caution.”   

At a hastily convened news conference in Geneva, where the World Health Organization is based, Isabelle Nuttall, its director of global responses, repeated earlier advice that “air travel even from Ebola-affected countries is low-risk for Ebola transmission.” Moreover, she said, the risk is low even for countries or airports that have high volumes of air travel to nations affected by the outbreak.

NO Ebola in Assosa

Published: Aug 23, 2014 by bini Filed under: Ethiopian News
NO Ebola in Assosa

According to a local newspaper AddisAdmas, Ebola Like Virus Killed One and the other patient is in the Hospital. The Regional Ministry of Health Bureau calls the Virus unknown but the symptoms are similar to EBOLA.

Ebola case is not seen in our Area and this is unknown virus and we are investigating says the head of Ministry of Education as told by Addis Admas Newspaper.

The news speared in Assosa and local FM Radio stationed were busy explaining that the virus is not EBOLA and asked for calm.

Source: Addis Admas

ETO to award diaspora businesses for tourism contribution

Published: Aug 23, 2014 by bgt Filed under: Ethiopian News Social Affairs
ETO to award diaspora businesses for tourism contribution

The newly established Ethiopian Tourism Organization (ETO) is set to award Ethiopians doing businesses abroad for their contributions to the tourism sector, which many believe is an untapped sector in Ethiopia.

In an exclusive interview with The Reporter, Solomon Tadesse, former consulate general to the US and currently Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ETO, said that partnering with Ethiopian embassies worldwide, his organization will deal with businesses run in the US and in other nations and award them if they can help bring in more tourists in the coming two years or so. As mandated for the marketing and product development in the tourism sector, ETO will advance in boosting the country’s image across the tourist sources.

Bahir Dar University looks for new conceptual masterplan

Published: Aug 23, 2014 by bgt Filed under: Ethiopian News Education Social Affairs
Bahir Dar University looks for new conceptual masterplan

Bahir Dar University (BDU) is set to hire local and international firms for designing what it calls a Conceptual Campus Masterplan Design for the central clusters of its campuses in the Bahir Dar town, the seat of the Amhara Regional State.

The university has already invited local and international firms to express their interest, which is monitored in collaboration with the Association of Ethiopian Architects (AEA).

Moges Abraha, acting vice president for Information and Strategic Communication with the University told The Reporter that the main aim of the conceptual masterplan is to integrate the university’s future development projects.

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