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Tanzania: Ethiopians Found Stranded in Chalinze Forest

Published: Aug 25, 2014 by bgt Filed under: Ethiopian News Social News
Tanzania: Ethiopians Found Stranded in Chalinze Forest

POLICE in Coast region in collaboration with the Immigration Department have apprehended 48 illegal immigrants of Ethiopian origin on Friday night at around 8.00 pm, at Ubena forest, Chalinze division in Bagamoyo district.

Confirming the report, Acting Regional Police Commander SSP Athumani Mwambalaswa told reporters on Saturday that the Ethiopians were deserted by agents who had promised to take them to their destination, but failed to keep to their promise leaving the immigrants wandering in the forest for a total of 15 days, without food or water.

Eritrean Border Guards Shoot Dead 10 Civilians Trying To Flee

Published: Aug 25, 2014 by bgt Filed under: World News Politics Social News
Eritrean Border Guards Shoot Dead 10 Civilians Trying To Flee

Eritrean border guards have allegedly shot dead 10 Eritreans citizens as they attempted to cross in to Ethiopia, a recent escapee told Sudan Tribune on Friday.

The secretive regime in Asmara has led Eritrea to be dubbed the North Korea of Africa

Samuel Gedion said he was among a group of 18 Eritreans who were trying to flee to Ethiopia two weeks ago.

"Ten of them were killed, while three of us made it to Ethiopia. I am not sure on the fate of the remaining five," he said.

He said border guards had opened fired on the group without any prior warning.

Double vaccines 'could hasten the end of polio'

Published: Aug 24, 2014 by bgt Filed under: World News Ethiopian News Social News
Double vaccines 'could hasten the end of polio'

Using both types of polio vaccine could speed up efforts to free the world of the disease, research suggests.

The oral vaccine is leading the fight to eradicate polio, but trials in India show an additional injection of inactivated virus boosts immunity.

The World Health Organization said the findings, published in the journal Science, were "truly historic".

The disease, which is spread through contaminated faeces, can cause paralysis and even death.

Access Real Estate’s Ermias Amelga asked to come back

Published: Aug 24, 2014 by bgt Filed under: Ethiopian News Business Social News
Access Real Estate’s Ermias Amelga asked to come back

The founder and chairman of Access real estate, Ermias Amelga has asked to return back; The Reporter writes. Access real estate which has collected money from its more than two thousand clients has failed to keep its promise and Ato Ermias Amelega is known to have left the country in its wake.

The committee that comprises government higher officials and representatives of the real estate’s clients had discussed on ways of solving the crisis on Friday, August 22, 2014 in its first ever meeting.

In connection to this, Ato Ermias is reported to have written a letter to the government higher body asking to return home and fix things.

He is said to have been prepared to fix the problems but he demanded a guarantee. Following this, some concerned bodies are said to have begun taking to Ato Ermias.

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Striker Albert Ebosse dies after getting hit on head by object thrown from stands

Published: Aug 24, 2014 by bgt Filed under: World News Sport News Social News
Striker Albert Ebosse dies after getting hit on head by object thrown from stands

Cameroon’s Albert Ebosse died after he was hit in the head by something thrown from the stands.

In a game between JS Kabylie, where he plaed as a striker, and USM Alger in the Algerian league, the 24-year-old was killed when a projectile thrown from the end where his own fans watched the game.
The club statement said: “The Ministry of Interior and Local Government, through minister Tayeb Belaiz, has given the instruction to open an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Albert Ebossé.

Cameroon’s Albert Ebosse died after he was hit in the head by something thrown from the stands.
In a game between JS Kabylie, where he plaed as a striker, and USM Alger in the Algerian league, the 24-year-old was killed when a projectile thrown from the end where his own fans watched the game.
The club statement said: “The Ministry of Interior and Local Government, through minister Tayeb Belaiz, has given the instruction to open an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Albert Ebossé.

15 bln USD to Develop Green Economy in the next 20 years

Published: Aug 24, 2014 by bgt Filed under: Ethiopian News Social News
15 bln USD to Develop Green Economy in the next 20 years

Ethiopian Environment and Forest Preservation Ministry announced the country’s commitment to reduce emission of greenhouse gases.

The main part of this commitment being the launching of the REDD+ initiative which is known as “Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation”. REDD+ aims to work on forests for increasing the country’s absorption of greenhouse gases.

15 bln USD is needed for implementing the green economy initiative in the country in the coming 20 years. In a discussion session organized by the Government communication affairs office and the environment and forest preservation ministry yesterday at Harmoni hotel, the details of the REDD+ initiative is being discussed and research papers on the issue were presented. Some of the research papers have recommended the allocation of 2 million hectares of land for a tree seedlings plantation and 1 million hectares for a reforestation purposes.

Girum Tebeje of DireTube from Mihret Lemma’s reporting
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