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  • The heroes are back

    Kenenisa Bekele and Tirunesh Dibaba won a race in Manchester yesterday

    The third times Olympic winner winner finished the 10 km run wit 28 minutes, Fana reported. Indeed the athlete is computing in the Rio Olympic representing his country in marathon.

    While Kenyan and Australian athletes finished the race in second and third place respectively. Where as the other Ethiopian runner who also participated in the race finished on ninth place.

    on the other hand Tirunesh Dibaba who has been away from training and competition due to child delivery has come back with a great grace winning the 10 km with 31 minutes.

    According to the report from Fana broadcasting It is after two years of gap that Tirunesh come back and won.

    Source: Fana Broadcasting

     

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  • Somaliland’s President in wait: relations with Ethiopia top priority

    By Elias Meseret, DireTube Correspondent

     (Hargeisa, Somaliland) - Somaliland’s President in wait, Muse Bihi Abdi, has told a group of Ethiopian journalists at his party office in Hargeisa that he will make the relationship with Ethiopia as his top priority once he is elected to the President’s office in ten months’ time. Muse, who is widely expected to replace the current leader Mohamoud Silanyo, has also outlined his policy for his upcoming administration.

    “I remember shaking hands with Emperor Haileselassie when he visited Mogadishu in 1974. I was a military officer back then guarding the dignitaries,” he said adding that his relationship and experience started in his early years. “If you ask our people back then who your enemy is, they will say Ethiopia… they will say Addis Ababa. But now if you ask them who your best friend is, they will say Ethiopia. I want to cherish that mentality and develop the relationship further. Every person from Somaliland is now comfortable to go to Addis Ababa, but they are not comfortable to go to Nairobi or even Cairo. This came through their experience with Ethiopia during the past many years.”

     He said the current President is ‘very old’ and ‘diabetic’ but physically fit. “I want to achieve a recognition for my country during my Presidency. I also work to improve the economic condition in my country and improve the security in this terrible insecure region.”

     Muse also outlined that he thinks African Union officials in Addis Ababa are behind his country’s rejection for full statehood and recognition by international powers. “African heads of states should accept our recognition. In addition, our neighbors- especially Ethiopia which is the big brother in the region- need to recognize us. They are giving us different excuses but it is time for us to be recognized.”

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  • South Sudan apologized to Ethiopia over killing, kidnapping in Gambella

    Compiled by Elias Meseret, DireTube Correspondent

    (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) - South Sudan's Deputy Defense Minister, David YauYau, has apologized to Ethiopia over the killing of 140 people and the kidnapping of 125 children last month in Ethiopia’s Gambella region. The Ethiopian state broadcaster, EBC, reported on Sunday evening that 56 children have so far been recovered and brought to Ethiopia and negotiations are currently underway to secure the release of the rest of them.

    The apology came after armed members of the South Sudanese Murle tribe killed dozens Ethiopians and kidnapped kids from the Gambella region on April 15. Ethiopia officials said earlier this month that the release of the children came as they were preparing to take military action against the armed members of the Murle tribe who also stole more than 2,000 cattle heads from Ethiopia during the deadly raid.

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  • South Sudan apologized to Ethiopia over killing, kidnapping in Gambella

    Compiled by Elias Meseret, DireTube Correspondent

    (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) - South Sudan's Deputy Defense Minister, David YauYau, has apologized to Ethiopia over the killing of 140 people and the kidnapping of 125 children last month in Ethiopia’s Gambella region. The Ethiopian state broadcaster, EBC, reported on Sunday evening that 56 children have so far been recovered and brought to Ethiopia and negotiations are currently underway to secure the release of the rest of them.

    The apology came after armed members of the South Sudanese Murle tribe killed dozens Ethiopians and kidnapped kids from the Gambella region on April 15. Ethiopia officials said earlier this month that the release of the children came as they were preparing to take military action against the armed members of the Murle tribe who also stole more than 2,000 cattle heads from Ethiopia during the deadly raid.

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  • Sheger city buses to begin service next week

    Sheger city buses will go into service in Addis Ababa next week.

     “Preparations have been completed to commence the service as of next Friday,” said Addis Ababa city administration transport program coordination office.

    The administration had concluded an agreement with Metals and Engineering Corporation (MetEC) to buy 300 buses.

    However, a few buses will go into service on Friday. The service cost is less than that of taxies, according to the office.

    Sheger city buses are equipped with global positioning systems (GPS) as well as security cameras and are friendly for persons with disabilities, pregnant women and children.

    The 42 seater buses can accommodate over 100 people each.

     Source: Fana broadcasting 

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  • Israel’s Netanyahu to visit Ethiopia next July

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is due to pay an official visit to Ethiopia in July 2016, Ethiopia Ministry of Foreign Affairs disclosed.

    According to the ministry, the premier’s trip to Ethiopia was announced by Israel’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Belaynesh Zevadia, at Sheraton Addis Hotel where the 68th Independence Day of Israel was marked.

    Zevadia added that Natanyahu’s visit would further bolster political, economic and social ties between the two countries which she said had an age-long historical and religious tie dating back to time of Queen of Sheba.

    The two countries officially established diplomatic relations in 1956.

    At the occasion, state Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Taye Atske-Selassie said, "Our ties are not only based on political and economic interests but also on the close people-to-people links we enjoy."

    Taye commended the Israeli Ambassador for the role her embassy is playing to enhancing multilateral relations between the two countries.

    Ambassador Taye highlighted the steady increase of technical assistance and emphasized that his country would like to see more investment from Israel.

    He added “Ethiopia attaches high value to the relationship between the two countries”.

    It was disclosed at the occasion that Israel currently is providing short-term training in agriculture and other areas of expertise based on previous agreements the countries signed on areas of education, Culture, and Scientific Cooperation.

    A number of diplomats, government officials and guests, and other signatories have attended the independence celebrations here in Addis Ababa.

    Earlier this year, Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, has held talks with his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu, on the sidelines of World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland where the two leaders agreed to work to further consolidate their bilateral relations.

    Ethiopia had been working to share best practices from Israel particularly on ways how to advance agricultural technology.

    The two countries have also agreed to collaborate in battling global and regional security threats as the continent faces a common threat from radical Islamist groups.

    The Jewish state is looking for stronger ties with Sub Saharan African nations in a bid to enhance its diplomatic and economic ties

    According to reports, the premier’s high-profile tour includes to four east African countries namely Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya and Rwanda

    Netanyahu will first begin his visit in Uganda where he will attend anniversary of the hostage rescue operation carried out by Israeli commando during which his brother Yonatan died.

    The raid was carried out in July 1976 in Entebbe, Uganda, to free passengers aboard on an Air France plane en route from Tel Aviv to Paris which was hijacked by Palestinians.

    The plane was with 250 passengers were aboard, among them 85 Israeli nationals.

    Source: Sudan tribune 

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