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Anbessa City Bus to Pay Compensation for Victims’ Families

Published: Mar 26, 2014 by bgt Filed under: Ethiopian News Social News
Anbessa City Bus to Pay Compensation for Victims’ Families

Anbessa City Bus Service announced that it is preparing to pay compensation payment for families of victims of the March 23rd, 2014 accident where a city bus carrying 113 passengers plunged into Zenebework Bridge instantly killing nine and heavily injuring twenty six.

To pay the compensation the City Bus Service has said that it is collecting necessary information and investigating the cause of the accident in collaboration with Addis Ababa Police Commission. Currently the number of passengers died of the accident has increased to ten and fifty three suffering a minor injury.

 Girum Tebeje of DireTube from FBC


Oromiffa Musician Almaz Tefera Passes away

Published: Mar 25, 2014 by bgt Filed under: Ethiopian News Social News
Oromiffa Musician Almaz Tefera Passes away .

She was 57. Almaz who was born in 1949 E.C had published nine Oromiffa music albums the first of which was released in 1975 E.C. After she retired she had been striving to support her meager income.

Five years ago she was diagnosed with Leukemia and had been taking medical treatment. DireTube expresses its condolence on her death to her family and admirers.



Girum Tebeje of DireTube

Saudi Repatriates are Complaining about Items they Brought Home

Published: Mar 25, 2014 by bgt Filed under: Ethiopian News Social News
Saudi Repatriates are Complaining about Items they Brought Home

Saudi repatriates who are receiving items they brought home are expressing their complaint. And it was only starting from last week that they started to receive their items from Saudi. The repatriates complained that they are forbidden to take used clothes and asked to pay taxes for television and other house items.

 Addis Ababa Airports’ Customs Branch office head, Ato Zeru Getinet said that the problem is due to some merchants sending Refrigerator, washing machines and other very expensive items disguised as if it is the repatriates’. He also said that though one can bring his own used clothes, some of the repatriates are bringing contraband used clothes which the customs office in checking whether the used clothes are of the repatriates themselves or not.

 Some Saudi repatriates are also criticizing the customs office for some item that were said to be missing. Efforts to contact Ethiopian Airlines for comment haven’t been possible.

 Girum Tebeje of DireTube from FBC

Kenya's parliament passes bill allowing polygamy

Published: Mar 25, 2014 by bgt Filed under: World News Social News
Kenya's parliament passes bill allowing polygamy

Kenya's parliament has passed a bill allowing men to marry as many women as they want, prompting furious female MPs to storm out, reports say.

The bill, which amended existing marriage legislation, was passed late on Thursday to formalise customary law about marrying more than one person.

The proposed bill had initially given a wife the right to veto the husband's choice, but male members of parliament overcame party divisions to push through a text that dropped this clause.

"When you marry an African woman, she must know the second one is on the way, and a third wife … this is Africa," MP Junet Mohammed told the house, according to Nairobi's Capital FM.

As in many parts of Africa, polygamy is common among traditional communities in Kenya, as well as among the country's Muslim community, which accounts for up to a fifth of the population.

"Any time a man comes home with a woman, that would be assumed to be a second or third wife," said Samuel Chepkong'a, chairman of the justice and legal affairs committee, the Daily Nation newspaper reported.

He said: "Under customary law, women or wives you have married do not need to be told when you're coming home with a second or third wife. Any lady you bring home is your wife."

Female MPs stormed out of the late-night session in fury after a heated debate. "We know that men are afraid of women's tongues more than anything else," female legislator Soipan Tuya told fellow MPs, according to Capital FM.

"But at the end of the day, if you are the man of the house, and you choose to bring on another party – and they may be two or three – I think it behoves you to be man enough to agree that your wife and family should know,."

The bill must now pass before the president to be signed before becoming law.

 Source- Theguardian

A Youth Launches a Book Collection Campaign to Donate Books for Prisons

Published: Mar 24, 2014 by bgt Filed under: Ethiopian News Social News
A Youth Launches a Book Collection Campaign to Donate Books for Prisons

Linda Debebe is a nurse by profession, but every year starting from 2004 E.C (2011/12) Linda has been launching a book collection campaign to donate books for prisons. In 2004 E.C she had organized a literary event at the National theatre where to attend the event one has to contribute a book for donation.

 This way she collected about 3000 books where she donated to the Kaliti prison library. Last year, too, she had sent text books to a primary school in Gamogofa by fund raising from the area itself, her own and others contribution. This year she has launched a month long book collection campaign to donate books to the Kilinto prison.

To this end, Linda announced that anyone who wants to contribute books to be donated to the prison can give it to the following locations: Wabi Shebele hotel reception, Piassa Abdi Book Shop in front of Enat building, Arat Kilo Mega Book’s Head Office and at Jafar Book Shop behind National Theatre. Anyone who wants to contact Linda can call her at 0911928135

 Girum Tebeje of DireTube

Missing plane lost, Malaysia says

Published: Mar 24, 2014 by bgt Filed under: World News Social News

Missing plane lost, Malaysia says

Malaysia's prime minister has announced on the basis of new analysis it must be concluded that missing flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean.

He said Malaysia Airlines had told the families of the 239 people on board.

Earlier the BBC saw a text message sent to families saying it had to be assumed "beyond reasonable doubt" that the plane was last and there were no survivors.

Flight MH370 went missing after taking off on 8 March.

The announcement by PM Najib Razak came on the fifth day of an international search effort in the southern Indian Ocean.

Based on new analysis the UK's Air Accidents Investigation Branch and Inmarsat, the UK company that provided satellite data, "have concluded that MH370 flew along the southern corridor, and that its last position was in the middle of the Indian Ocean, west of Perth," he said.

"This is a remote location, far from any possible landing sites. It is therefore with deep sadness and regret that I must inform you that, according to this new data, flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean."

Source BBC

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