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Migrant crisis: 71 bodies found in Austria lorry

Published: Aug 28, 2015 by bini Filed under: World News
Police in Austria say the bodies of 71 people, thought to be migrants, were found in an abandoned lorry found on a motorway on Thursday. The bodies of 59 men, 8 women and four children are thought to have been dead for one-and-a-half to two days.

Police said the victims appeared to be migrants from Syria and probably died after suffocating in the vehicle. Three people, thought to be Bulgarian, have been detained in Hungary. They are believed to have driven the lorry.

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Hundreds gather to remember hit-and-run victim, Emebet Kebede

Published: Aug 28, 2015 by bini Filed under: Ethiopian News Law & Order
LANHAM, Md. (WJLA) — Hundreds gathered Wednesday evening for a candlelight vigil to remember the life of Emebet Kebede.

Kebede was walking across Southern Avenue heading toward the Metro Friday evening when she was struck by a car and killed. The incident occurred in front of the United Medical Center.

Police say the vehicle that hit Kebede was a late model black Chevy Tahoe.

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Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia to conclude labor recruitment contract

Published: Aug 28, 2015 by Mihret L Filed under: Ethiopian News Politics Social Affairs
Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia to conclude labor recruitment contract

Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia are expected to sign the Domestic Workers’ Recruitment Agreement to protect the rights of Ethiopian domestic workers in that country, an official said.

The agreement will change the working situation of Ethiopian citizens in the Saudi Arabia including salary payment, having a leave and protection from domestic abuses and human right violations by their employers, Liaison Officer with Ethiopia’s Embassy in Saudi Arabia, Temsegen Omar told ENA.

If signed, the deal will make the Saudi government share responsibility with employers and agencies for any violation of rights against Ethiopian domestic workers.

Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia to conclude labor recruitment contract

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ERCC to Undertake Construction, Maintenance of Over 14,000 KM Roads

Published: Aug 28, 2015 by Mihret L Filed under: Ethiopian News Economy
ERCC to Undertake Construction, Maintenance of Over 14,000 KM Roads

Ethiopian Road Construction Corporation (ERCC) announced that it would construct and maintain over 14,000 kilometers of roads in 2015/16.

Speaking at the annual performance evaluation of the last Ethiopian fiscal year, ERCC Plan and Business Development Department Manager Yared Lema said the corporation undertook the construction and maintenance of over 14,000 kilometers of roads surpassing the target set for the Ethiopian fiscal year 2014/15 by more than 3,000 kilometers.
ERCC to Undertake Construction, Maintenance of Over 14,000 KM Roads

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EPRDF Kick of Its 10th General Assembly Earlier Today

Published: Aug 28, 2015 by yonas2007 Filed under: Ethiopian News Politics
EPRDF Kick of Its 10th General Assembly Earlier Today

The ruling EPRDF party of Ethiopia kicked of its 10th general assembly earlier today at Mekelle tow FBC reported. The general assembly to resume for the next four days is expected to cast many bigger political decisions that influence the country’s economic, social and political spheres as well the report said.

Up to 1500 party members from the four EPRDF member party’s, 19 party delegates who are invited from around the world and invited guests from EPRDF affiliate party, civic society as well as from other groups will take part in the assembly.  
EPRDF Kick of Its 10th General Assembly Earlier Today

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Obama Spent $1.3 mln for Hotels in Ethiopia

Published: Aug 28, 2015 by yonas2007 Filed under: Ethiopian News Economy
Obama Spent $1.3 mln for Hotels in Ethiopia

News Max reported the US federal government spent more than $1.3 million for hotels during President Barack Obama's two-day stay in Ethiopia in July. Four hotels were used while Obama and his team stayed in Ethiopia, The Weekly Standard is reporting. The Sheraton is where Obama reportedly stayed while in Ethiopia. The other hotels occupied by the president's team included the Elilly Hotel, the Capital Hotel and Spa and the Hilton. All together, the hotels cost $1,325,841. Here is the report.
Obama Spent $1.3 mln for Hotels in Ethiopia
President Barack Obama makes a toast during a State Dinner in Obama's honor at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on July 27, 2015. (Getty Images)

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