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Ethiopia’s Gebo, Biruktayit win Sydney Marathon

Published: Sep 22, 2014 by bini Filed under: Ethiopian News Sport News
Ethiopia’s Gebo, Biruktayit win Sydney Marathon 

Ethiopia’s Gebo Burka and Biruktayit Eshetu won the Blackmores Sydney Marathon in the IAAF Silver Label Road Race on Sunday.

Biruktayit was the defending women’s champion and won like a champion should, taking down her own course record in the process despite suffering some discomfort from leg cramps in the closing stages of the race, IAAF reported.

Gebo crept into the race almost unnoticed, with others up to four minutes faster than him on best times. But the 27-year-old had already won marathons in Pittsburgh and Los Angeles this year and he showed that winning form is good form as he broke clear of compatriot Seboka Tola over the last five kilometers of the Sydney course.

“I’m very glad with today’s result,” the winner said. “My trainer was aware of the race record and it was something he reminded me of before the start.”

Kenya’s Erick Wainana, a top-10 finisher in three consecutive Olympic marathons, topped by a silver medal at the Sydney 2000 Games, finished in 10th place.

There was no question that Biruktayit Eshetu was the favorite for the women’s race. The fastest of the four entrants with sub-2:30 credentials, she had finished fourth in Houston at the start of the year in 2:26:22.

National Forest Registration Underway in Ethiopia

Published: Sep 22, 2014 by bini Filed under: Ethiopian News
National Forest Registration Underway in Ethiopia

A national forest registration has been underway in Ethiopia, Ministry of Environment and Forest disclosed.

Polluting Gas Reduction Program National Coordinating Office Head with the ministry, Dr. Yitebitu Moges told ENA that the registration has been conducted since the last Ethiopian year.   

According to him, four million USD was allocated to exactly know the forestry resource of Ethiopia.

In Oromiya, the regional state where registration is finalized, 30 percent is covered by forest, he said.

More than 1,500 stakeholders have received capacity building training to undertake forestry registration and other green development strategies, it was indicated.

Ethiopia was the leading country that started implementing the global green development program from among the 70 countries that pledged to realize it, Dr. Yitebitu noted.

Ethiopian illegal immigrants arrested moments they jumped out of lorry in UK

Published: Sep 22, 2014 by bini Filed under: Ethiopian News
'Ethiopian illegal immigrants' jumped out of lorry on M25 hard shoulder

There was traffic chaos on the M25 as more than a dozen people were stopped and searched by police on the hard shoulder

A group of suspected illegal immigrants were stopped on the M25 hard shoulder on Monday morning after getting out of the back of a lorry.

The 13 people, believed to be from Ethiopia, were seen jumping out with luggage near Chertsey at around 9am, before the HGV was driven away.

Police were called to the scene and the group were found walking alongside the busy motorway.

Motorists saw them being arrested and searched, and the incident caused traffic tailbacks in both directions of the M25 between junctions 12 and 13.

The lorry involved was believed to have come from mainland Europe.

Addis to host energy, water financing forum

Published: Sep 22, 2014 by bini Filed under: Ethiopian News
Addis to host energy, water financing forum

The Participatory Microfinance Group for Africa (PAMIGA) and the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) are going to stage a joint forum on energy and water financing in Addis Ababa in October 2014, a release issued by UNCDF said.

The Forum under the theme: ‘Innovation in clean energy and water access through microfinance’ will incubate new ideas in micro financing and guide actors involved in increasing access for financially-excluded populations to clean energy and water services. 

The forum will combine two annual events: PAMIGA’s Expert Meeting on lessons learned from Africa to improve access to clean energy and water through microfinance, and UNCDF’s CleanStart Connect 2014 which unites leading energy and financial service providers, investors, policy makers and development partners to advance practical solutions to reducing energy poverty.
Among the topics to be covered are consumer financing models- through microfinance, pay-as-go models and village electrification- as well as last mile solutions, impact investment for scaling up and impact measurement, the release sent to ENA said.

Ethiopia unexpected wine tourism destination

Published: Sep 22, 2014 by Mihret L Filed under: Ethiopian News Economy
Ethiopia unexpected wine tourism destination

When it comes to wine-themed tourism, certain destinations come to mind immediately: France’s Rhone Valley, Australia’s Yarra Valley, California’s Napa Valley. But great wines are also made where you may least expect them. Here’s the lowdown on wine production in five unexpected destinations, many of which are already popular among tourists for other reasons.

Once best known internationally as the site of devastating famine and other humanitarian disasters, Ethiopia has since acquired a different image abroad thanks to its rich cuisine and culture. Now the country’s wines are also making their way around the globe.

67 more Ethiopians arrested

Published: Sep 22, 2014 by girumtebeje Filed under: Ethiopian News Social Affairs
67 more Ethiopians arrested

THE Immigration Department in Kapiri Mposhi has arrested 67 Ethiopians for alleged unlawful entry into Zambia after the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) intercepted a Tanzanian containerised truck in which they were being ferried.
And a team of Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC), immigration and police officers yesterday raided Lusaka’s Marapodi township and arrested 35 suspected illegal immigrants.

This comes barely a week after 48 other Ethiopians were arrested in Kapiri Mposhi for unlawful entry into Zambia after they were found in a containerised truck.

The suspected prohibited immigrants were arrested on Saturday after ZRA officers discovered them hidden  in a Tanzanian containerised Scania truck registration number T462 AHY around 17:30 hours.

This is according to a statement issued in Lusaka yesterday by Immigration Department public relations officer Namati Nshinka.

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