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Seyoum, Kejelcha to lead strong Ethiopia’s team of 24 for Oregon 2014

Published: Jul 5, 2014 by bgt Filed under: Ethiopian News Sport News

Seyoum, Kejelcha to lead strong Ethiopia’s team of 24 for Oregon 2014

Ethiopian junior 1500m record holder Dawit Seyoum and 2013 World Youth Championships men’s 3000m winner Yomif Kejelcha lead the Ethiopian team going to the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, USA, later this month and have good prospects of striking gold at Oregon 2014.

The squad also includes 2014 Dubai Marathon winner Tsegaye Mekonnen, who steps down to compete over the 10,000m; and Senbere Teferi, the Donetsk 2013 silver medallist over 1500m.

Each edition of the IAAF World Junior Championships is an adventure for Ethiopian athletics fans hoping for an early glimpse of a prolific youngster who might gone to dominate their event at senior level.

Haile Gebrselassie, a 5000m and 10,000m double 22 years ago in Seoul; Kenenisa Bekele a 5000m silver medal in Santiago de Chile in 2000; Meseret Defar, 3000m and 5000m double in Kingston, Jamaica, in 2002; and Tirunesh Dibaba, a 5000m silver behind her great rival Defar in Kingston are just a few of the country’s world junior medallists who have gone on to achieve Olympic and IAAF World Championships success.

‘Sew le Sew’ will be finalized within five weeks

Published: Jul 5, 2014 by bgt Filed under: Ethiopian News Social News
‘Sew le Sew’ will be finalized within five weeks

In a press conference the ‘sew le sew’ series drama’s owners organized with ETV today it is announced that the series drama will be finalized in the coming five weeks time.

It is also indicated that 21 actors and actresses are nominated for a completion of best performance.
Among the 21 actors and actresses, the five winners will be selected based on public vote. 500, 000 Br is allocated for the award of the five winners and an additional 1.6 million birr is said to be allotted for the drama’s completion ceremony.
    
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Huawei Wins To Supply Ethiopia’s Light Rail Communication System

Published: Jul 5, 2014 by bgt Filed under: Ethiopian News Economy
Huawei Wins To Supply Ethiopia’s Light Rail Communication System

Global ICT solutions provider Huawei has been nominated as the sole provider of Ethiopia’s light rail communication system set for construction in the country’s capital Addis Ababa. This will be the premier comprehensive commercial eLTE communications infrastructure for urban railways in the country.

The Addis Ababa Light Rail Transit project, which is undertaken by China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group Company Limited (CREEC), is expected to improve the transport system in the region. Currently, the city tops as the economic and transportation hub in the region given its high population. The project is expected to be completed by January 2015.

Source:Tech Moran


Ethiopia Ginbot 7 leader facing death penalty 'extradited from Yemen'

Published: Jul 5, 2014 by bgt Filed under: Ethiopian News Politics
Ethiopia Ginbot 7 leader facing death penalty 'extradited from Yemen'

An Ethiopian opposition leader, who was sentenced to death while in exile for plotting a coup, has been extradited from Yemen to Ethiopia, his group says.

Andargachew Tsege, who is also a British national, is secretary-general of the banned Ginbot 7 movement.

The Ethiopian government allegedly requested his extradition after he was arrested in Yemen last month.

European MEP Ana Gomes told the BBC the UK needed to use its political leverage to ensure his release.

The Ethiopian government has not commented on the alleged extradition.
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Police launch manhunt for bandits after killing 2 Ethiopian teachers

Published: Jul 5, 2014 by bgt Filed under: Ethiopian News Crime Social News
Police launch manhunt for bandits after killing 2 Ethiopian teachers

Kenya’s security forces said Thursday they have launched a manhunt for suspected Turkana bandits who shot dead two Ethiopian teachers in a border town along the Kenya-Ethiopia border.

Kibish Sub-County Commissioner Eric Wanyonyi said the bandits who are suspected to be Turkana tribesmen crossed into Kangaten border town in Ethiopia and shot dead two primary school teachers before they escaped into Kenyan border.

Wanyonyi said security officers were following up crucial clues of the suspects who crossed into the Ethiopian border town to execute crime there.

“We have an intelligence reports that some suspected Turkana bandits crossed into the Ethiopian border town and opened fire at teachers. Our security officers are pursuing the suspects in their hideout,” the government administrator said.

Ethiopia says expanding zones to become industrial hub

Published: Jul 4, 2014 by bgt Filed under: Ethiopian News Economy
Ethiopia says expanding zones to become industrial hub

Ethiopia will start setting up a new industrial park in September and will expand another at a total cost of $250 million, an official said, part of efforts to shift away from farming and become a hub for textiles and other industries.

The Horn of Africa nation aims to attract investors who are moving some manufacturing from China and other Asian markets, where costs are rising. Ethiopia offers cheap labour and fast improving power supply, transport and other infrastructure.

Luring new industry is seen as vital to maintaining high growth rates in Ethiopia's still largely agrarian economy. The economy has expanded annually by double digits in the past decade and is forecast to grow by 8 percent or more this year.

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