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Ethiopia misses out on African Cup 2015

Published: Nov 19, 2014 by bini Filed under: Ethiopian News Sport News
Ethiopia misses out on African Cup 2015


In Group A, South Africa finished top of the standings while Nigeria, the 2013 Afcon champions, failed to qualify for the tournament next year.

Bafana Bafana’s 2-2 draw against Nigeria coupled with Congo’s 1-0 win over Sudan in the other group game sees South Africa in first place with 12 points, followed by Congo with ten points, Nigeria with eight points and Sudan with three points.

In Group B, Algeria saw their undefeated run in qualifying come to an end following a 2-0 loss to Mali which ensured their qualification after Ethiopia and Malawi played to a 0-0 draw.

Algeria topped Group B with 15 points, followed by Mali on nine points, Malawi in third on seven points and Ethiopia on four points.

In Group C, an impressive 4-2 win for Gabon over Lesotho means the former finished top of their qualifying standings while Burkina Faso played to a 1-1 draw against Angola.

Gabon topped Group C with 12 points, followed by Burkina Faso on 11 points, Angola in third on six points and Lesotho on two points.

Three countries qualified from Group D for the 2015 Afcon after their group produced the best placed team in third position.

Cameroon topped Group D with 14 points after a 0-0 draw against Cote d’Ivoire on Wednesday night who finished second on ten points. DR Congo finished in third on nine points following their 3-1 win over Sierra Leone who are last with one point.

Ghana topped Group E following their 3-1 win over Togo while Guinea’s 2-0 win over Uganda saw them earn qualification after finishing second.

Ghana finished in first place with 11 points, followed by Guinea on ten points, Uganda in third on seven points and Togo on six points.

Young rapper to be UNICEF’s National Ambassador to Ethiopia

Published: Nov 19, 2014 by bini Filed under: Entertainment Celebrity Ethiopian News Education
Young rapper to be UNICEF’s National Ambassador to Ethiopia
By Elias Meseret


UNICEF is set to sign an agreement with young rap singer Abelone Melese tomorrow afternoon. The UN Agency for Children and Education said the signing ceremony will be held in light of the appointment of Abelone as an advocate for children.

The signing ceremony is scheduled to take place at UNICEF’s Office inside the ECA Compound. Acting UNICEF Ethiopia Representative, Patrizia DiGiovanni, Norway’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Andreas Gaarder, UNICEF Staff and media representatives are expected to attend the signing ceremony.

Twenty year old rap singer, Abelone Melesse, is a Norwegian citizen with Ethiopian origin and is currently receiving extensive publicly in Ethiopia, Norway and worldwide since her appearance on Norway’s Got Talent (Norske Talenter).

Her fame and adoration has gone viral after her music clip has been shared on popular Ethiopian social media links. Abelone said she is interested in using music to convey positive messages about Ethiopia and to the world by focusing on women and child rights issues, girl’s empowerment and maternal health.

Handle #JusticeForHanna going viral in Ethiopia

Published: Nov 19, 2014 by bini Filed under: Ethiopian News Law & Order
Handle #JusticeForHanna going viral in Ethiopia
By Elias Meseret


Image: Facebook

Social media users in Ethiopia are using handle #JusticeForHanna to express their anger at a rape against a 16 year old girl that claimed her life. The rape by four people has led to the death of teenage Hanna Lalonogo.

The suspects in Hanna's rape case were brought to the Addis Ababa City First Instance Court compound this morning and they have all denied the charges. Dozens of people have attended today’s court hearing that showed the public’s attention to the rape case that has angered many.

Angry individuals, representatives of the Addis Ababa Women's Association and members of the media have attended today’s hearing. DireTube has learnt that Hanna's case was the first of seven files to be heard in the hearing process.

Police has submitted a request for an additional 14 days for further investigation. Three of the suspects said during the hearing that they were innocent and that they don't know why they have been accused of the crime.

According to her family members, Hanna disappeared on the evening of October 7, 2014 and was later found by her family on the night of October 1. She was then taken to the Alert Clinic and then to Ghandi Hospital. A doctor at Ghandi then wrote for her to be taken to Zewditu Hospital after specifying that she is suffering from Fistula.

Two days later, she was admitted to Zewditu Hospital and was being treated there for the next 19 days until she passed away on November 1 at 1pm.

The next court appointment has been slated for December 1, 2014.

According to the Yellow Movement of the Addis Ababa University, her family is maintaining that Hanna had named and identified three of the suspects and that it will be made clear once all the evidence is presented.



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New Book ‘Prevail’: Personal Stories From Mussolini’s Invasion of Ethiopia

Published: Nov 19, 2014 by girumtebeje Filed under: Entertainment Books
New Book ‘Prevail’: Personal Stories From Mussolini’s Invasion of Ethiopia
New Book ‘Prevail’: Personal Stories From Mussolini’s Invasion of Ethiopia


In a new book entitled Prevail: The Inspiring Story of Ethiopia’s Victory over Mussolini’s Invasion, Jeff Pearce, a journalist based in Toronto, focuses on rarely told and fascinating personal stories from the war, each of which is worthy of a big screen movie. Take, for starters, the account of Ambassador Imru Zelleke, 90, who now resides in the U.S. and whom the author interviews extensively about his experiences witnessing the first horrible incidents of Yekatit 12, the Graziani Massacre, and then was taken to an Italian concentration camp the next day. Imru’s narrative is paralleled with other Ethiopian heroes including General Jagama Kello; Ethiopian activist Dr.

Melaku Beyan who led and forged close relations between African Americans and Ethiopians as part of his awareness and fundraising campaign in the 1930′s in the United States; and African American fighter pilot Colonel John Robinson (the Brown Condor) from Chicago who volunteered his services and commandeered Ethiopia’s only plane for the duration of the conflict. And, of course, the role of Emperor Haile Selassie, whom the author observes is held in high esteem today by foreigners, ironically, than his own people.

“This is no time to eat ice cream or peel bananas!” Pearce quotes a speaker shouting from a wooden platform in Harlem, New York, where it is said that over twenty thousand people had turned out for a rally in support of Ethiopia. Closer to home, in South Africa, Nelson Mandela recalled in his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom: “I was seventeen when Mussolini attacked Ethiopia, an invasion that spurred not only my hatred of that despot but of fascism in general. Ethiopia has always held a special place in my own imagination and the prospect of visiting Ethiopia attracted me more strongly than a trip to France, England, and America combined.”

As Pearce points out Mandela was hardly alone in his sentiments. Across the Atlantic in New York City “people were told to listen to the speeches and donate as much money as possible. Cheers went up as the Ethiopian tricolor of green, yellow, and red was waved in the crowd.” Pearce explains that “For New York, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Detroit — the capitals of black consciousness in 1935 — Ethiopia indeed mattered. It held a spiritual significance for black Americans as an African kingdom where Christianity had flourished since the fourth century. And it was defiantly independent, smack in the middle of the colonial map.” Pearce notes in his introduction that “The Ethiopia crisis could be felt as far away as South America and even touched Asia. The news was everywhere, inescapable, and the word was going out that Haile Selassie’s soldiers would not simply roll over and accept the inevitable.”

Imru Zelleke was a teenager when the Italians tanks rolled into Ethiopia. “It was no longer a vintage scene of colonial warfare; it was a grotesque tableau of anachronism,” Pearce says. “This was not a page out of the Book of Empire from the eighteenth or nineteenth centuries. This was December 1935. At first, the more ignorant warriors took these strange, lumbering metal things for monsters and ran. But one of them, fearless and proud, circled around and jumped onto a tank, pounding on its tin shell casing. Machine guns were blazing away and slicing men in half, and still the Ethiopians swarmed and flooded their numbers into the narrow gorge of what is called Dembeguina Pass, overwhelming the enemy. When it was finally dusk, the men and their brilliant commander, Imru, would slip away with fifty captured machine guns.”

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Salty Coffee - Amazing Love Story

Published: Nov 19, 2014 by girumtebeje Filed under: Entertainment Art & Culture Social Affairs
Salty Coffee - Amazing Love Story
Salty Coffee - Amazing Love Story


He met her on a party. She was so outstanding, many guys chasing after her, while he was so normal, nobody paid attention to him. At the end of the party, he invited her to have coffee with him, she was surprised, but due to being polite, she promised. They sat in a nice coffee shop, he was too nervous to say anything, she felt uncomfortable, she thought, please, let me go home.. Suddenly he asked the waiter:
 

"Would you please give me some salt? I'd like to put it in my coffee."

Ministry allocates 11 billion EB for city infrastructure construction

Published: Nov 19, 2014 by Mihret L Filed under: Ethiopian News Economy
Ministry allocates 11 billion EB for city infrastructure construction
Ministry allocates 11 billion EB for city infrastructure construction

The Ministry of Urban Development, Housing and Construction said that it has allocated 11 billion EB for the execution of urban infrastructure constructions in the coming 4 years.

Minister Mekuria Haile told WIC that the budget is funded by Federal and Regional Government as well as other development partners that  it will contribute  to register socio-economic growth across towns in the nation.

According to the Minister, the allocated budget will be used to build garbage drainage materials, market centers, flooding avoider tunnels, butchery centers and municipality house services.

The government, he stated, is working hard to create permanent and temporary job opportunities to bring political and economic changes on the ever developing city residents.

Source: Walta Info. Center


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