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Two Ethiopian women jump off balcony amid raid on flat

Published: Dec 31, 2014 by bini Filed under: Ethiopian News Law & Order
Two Ethiopian women jump off balcony amid raid on flat
Police were acting on complaint that apartment in Al Qasimiya area of Sharjah housed a number of illegal residents



Sharjah: Two women jumped off a balcony on the first level of an apartment complex on Tuesday morning in their desperation to avoid arrest, an official at Sharjah Police told Gulf News.

The two women, identified as Z.A, 21, and F.S, 22, were illegal residents. Both of them hail from Ethiopia.

“The two women tried to escape from the police, and so they jumped from a building located in Al Qasimiya area of Sharjah,” police said.

The women’s unsuccessful attempt to flee was witnessed by several neighbours. Police officials who checked on the women found that they had sustained moderate to severe injuries and took them to hospital.

Ethiopia is gearing up to deploy about 2000 strong forces to South Sudan

Published: Dec 31, 2014 by bini Filed under: World News Ethiopian News
Ethiopia is gearing up to deploy about 2000 strong forces to South Sudan


ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia’s Defence Forces have confirmed that the government of Addis Ababa is amassing forces of 2000 soldiers supported by 4 fighter jets and over 35 tanks are set to be deployed in the war torn South Sudan as early as March next year to provide security and maintain stability around Juba, Paloch Oilfields (Upper Nile State) and Bentiu (Unity State).
Major General Yohannes Woldegiorgis Tesfay, one of the expected generals to be deployed to the war-ravaged South Sudan has told The Upper Nile Times that the forces will act alone and not as part of the Ethiopian troops already deployed there as part of the UNMISS forces.

“No no. This contingent of forces will be deployed as part of IGAD to maintain security in most volatile areas of South Sudan. its not a part of UN forces. We are requested by IGAD to contribute forces just like the other countries in the region. So the government and the army are looking about deploying this forces by March.” – Maj Gen Yohannes said.

South Sudan’s fragile peace process is worrying neighbouring IGAD countries about the possibility of the crisis spilling over to the region. Ethiopia in her part are worried about the presence of Ugandan troops in South Sudan and for taking part of in the conflict on the side of Salva Kiir.

Ethiopians Admasu and Ayalew win Brazil road race

Published: Dec 31, 2014 by girumtebeje Filed under: Ethiopian News Sport News
Ethiopians Admasu and Ayalew win Brazil road race
Ethiopians Admasu and Ayalew win Brazil road race


Ethiopia's Dawit Admasu won the St. Silvester road race in Brazil on Wednesday, crossing the line a second ahead of Kenya's Stanley Koech.

Admasu finished the 15-kilometer (9.3-mile) course through South America's biggest city in 45 minutes, 4 seconds, clinching his first title in the traditional New Year's Eve road race.

Ethiopia's Ymer Ayalew won her second title in the women's race, finishing in 50:43 to add to her 2008 victory. Countrywoman Netsanet Kebede was second, three seconds behind. Kebede also was runner-up last year. Kenyan Priscah Jeptoo, the 2011 winner, was third.

Kenyan women had won the last five St. Silvester races.

Edwin Kipsang Rotich of Kenya had won two consecutive titles in the men's event.


Read More at Foxsports

14 Bottled Water Brands Secured Quality Certificate

Published: Dec 31, 2014 by girumtebeje Filed under: Ethiopian News Business Economy
14 Bottled Water Brands Secured Quality Certificate
14 Bottled Water Brands Secured Quality Certificate


Ethiopian Conformity Assessment Enterprise (ECAE) certified 14 bottled water brands that are manufactured in Ethiopia. This is out of the total 33 bottled water brands which are produced in Ethiopia.

It was in August 2014 Ministry of Trade (MoTr) ordered bottled mineral waters secure a certificate in five months time.

When the Ministry made this announcement, only six bottled waters met the the quality standard specifications set by the enterprise. They were Yes, Aqua Addis Abyssinia, Eden, Origin and SPA mineral water.

According to Fortune, quality standard specification on bottled mineral waters is among 57 products on which the enterprise put mandatory standards.

The standard set by the Enterprise also set the final products and the production process to comply with the quality standard it has put.

The remaining 19 brands are in the process of laboratory testing and inspection. By next week the Enterprise expects to finish testing the products’ quality, and approve.

Read More at Fortune


Japan's Harajuku girls and Ethiopia's Omo tribe united by their love of hairclips

Published: Dec 31, 2014 by girumtebeje Filed under: Ethiopian News
Japan's Harajuku girls and Ethiopia's Omo tribe united by their love of hairclips
Japan's Harajuku girls and Ethiopia's Omo tribe united by their love of hairclips


When Dolce & Gabanna sent models sporting piles of colourful hair accessories down the catwalk during their S/S15 show, the fashion world swooned in delight.

But the designers' source of inspiration for the look is an unlikely one - the colourful Bana people of Ethiopia's Omo Valley, who like nothing better than intricate piles of brightly coloured hair clips.

And they aren't the only ones who love a good hair accessory. Ever the early adopters, Japan's Kawaii girls have enthusiastically embraced the look, although their colour of choice is pink in all its shades.

In Japan, pink is most popular, whether bright fuchsia or delicate powder shades - all perfectly in keeping with the Kawaii 'Sweet Lolita' sub-set which sees women pile on as many frills, bows and ruffles as they can.

Clips are worn dotted across fringes, combined with girly bunches or worn clipped on to candy-striped headbands. Floral pattern and Hello Kitty designs are also loved.

The creative use of accessories will come as no surprise to anyone who has followed Japan's adventures in fashion, with the country producing a fascinating range of style tribes.

Among the most creative of all is the hair clips' most devoted group of admirers, the Kawaii style tribe which sees girls - and some boys - dressing to show off their individuality with takes on the look ranging from the Lolita (sweet and girly) to Gotchi (Gothic).

The antithesis of fake-tanned hair-extensioned TOWIE chic, Kawaii girls like pink, kitsch, tutus, delicate dabs of glitter, enormous false lashes, ultra pale skin - and plenty of hair clips.

The most common Kawaii style is named the 'classic Lolita', which despite referencing the Nabokov novel in the name, has nothing to do with looking sexy and everything to do with achieving a look that is as cute, girlish and pretty as possible.

Based on frilled and furbelowed Victorian styles combined with a hint of goth, girls hope to achieve a porcelain-doll look using lashings of lace, ribbon, bows, ruffles, bloomers, aprons, and ruffled petticoats.

Then there's the 'Sweet Lolita' look. Featuring even more ribbons, bows, and lace, than the 'Classic Lolita', it leaves out the gothic elements in favour of pastels.

Read More at Daily Mail


New Oil Company Enters Ethiopian Market

Published: Dec 31, 2014 by girumtebeje Filed under: Ethiopian News Business
New Oil Company Enters Ethiopian Market
New Oil Company Enters Ethiopian Market


Tebarek Oil is set to join the Ethiopian market from the coming January 2015 as the tenth distributor. It has its depot located at Awash Town.

The new local oil company plans to have five filing stations; two in the capital city and one in Modjo, Dilla and Hawassa.

It is said ever station will create job opportunities for 20 employees on the 4,000 square meters land they will be build upon. The stations are going to be equipped with one stop service in which it tries to deliver different services in a single station such as car wash, laundry and pharmaceutical services, according to the company.

The Ethiopian fuel distribution is dominated by four companies; Oil Libya, Total, National Oil Ethiopia (NOC), YetebaberutBeherawi Petroleum (YBP). These companies take 89 percent of the total distribution stake. The rest 11 percent goes to Kobil, Dalol Oil S.C., WadiAlsundus, a Sudanese Company,Nile and TAF oil S.C.

Read More at Fortune


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