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Australia grants permanent protection visa to teenager who fled Ethiopia

Published: Jul 22, 2014 by bgt Filed under: Ethiopian News Social News
Australia grants permanent protection visa to teenager who fled Ethiopia

The immigration minister has issued a permanent protection visa to an unaccompanied minor who fled Ethiopia and arrived in Australia by boat, in a major backflip that could have ramifications for other asylum seekers in Australia.

Since the Coalition government came to power in September, Scott Morrison has aggressively stated it would not issue permanent visas to asylum seekers who arrive by boat in Australia and has attempted to cap the number of permanent visas it offers.

But he has now issued a visa to the 15-year-old boy whose case led to a high court ruling that such a cap was invalid.

After the ruling, Morrison had initially indicated he would still not grant the boy a permanent visa, and had appeared intent upon getting around the ruling by introducing a new public interest test in July.

United Insurance to Give Funeral Insurance

Published: Jul 21, 2014 by bgt Filed under: Ethiopian News Business Social News
United Insurance to Give Funeral Insurance

United Insurance S.C. (UNIC) after securing an approval from the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) started rendering a Funeral Insurance Cover.

According to Zafu Eyesusework, board member of UNIC, the company’s service is one for the first time that distinguishes funeral insurance form accident insurance cover which is being practiced now.

The new service will allow the company to provide from 10,000 Birr to 30,000 Birr as an insurance cover for funeral costs.

Nonetheless, according to Fortune, the cover will include grandparents, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, uncles and aunt.

Commenting on this Deputy General Manager of Life and Medexin at the company, Azaleche Yirgu noted the UNIC will only cover the funeral cost of the client’s family that live with him. She furthered the service will only be rendered for clients living in Addis Ababa.

The insurance service has some similarities with Idir, an Ethiopian traditional association established among neighbors or workers for the purpose of raising funds for emergencies.

Software for the blind to write and read Amharic on computer launched

Published: Jul 21, 2014 by bgt Filed under: Ethiopian News Tech & Science Social News
Software for the blind to write and read Amharic on computer launched

Software that would enable the blind to write and read Amharic on computer is launched. The software which is made by Elcom Engineering is hoped to bridge the digital barrier the three million Ethiopian visually impaired has been facing in this regard.

The software is developed with financial support from the Finnish Ablis International. On the launching ceremony it is said that the software will become a valuable resource to the visually impaired for their work and career. 

Trainings are also being given on the usage of the software for forty visually impaired. The software provides an audio guide when a user presses a keyboard key where one even can learn by his/her own.

Girum Tebeje of DireTube from  ENA



The launching of Tsetse fly irradiation device in Southern Ethiopia inaugurated

Published: Jul 21, 2014 by bgt Filed under: Ethiopian News Tech & Science Social News
The launching of Tsetse fly irradiation device in Southern Ethiopia inaugurated

The Tsetse fly control and eradication institute inaugurated the launch of an industrial ‘Radiator Cobalt sixty’ irradiation device on July 19, 2014 for the sterilization of Tsetse fly in Southern Ethiopian region. Starting from next year, the institute will be under the Ministry of Agriculture. 

The device is expected to help for keeping food for a very long time, for an agricultural research besides its help for the region’s livestock agriculture.



Girum Tebeje of DireTube from ENA



Ethiopian Airlines Names A Dreamliner After Taj Mahal

Published: Jul 21, 2014 by bgt Filed under: Ethiopian News Social News
Ethiopian Airlines Names A Dreamliner After Taj Mahal

The flagship carrier of African nation Ethiopia has named its newest Boeing 787 Dreamliner after the Taj Mahal, India's most famous monument. This is for the first time that the airline has named a Dreamliner aircraft after a historical or heritage site outside of Africa.

With its large African network, the Ethiopian Airlines is looking to benefit from the large number of Indians travelling across the region.
Ethiopian Airlines, which currently operates one flight to New Delhi and two flights to Mumbai per day, is also considering other destinations like Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram.

"In doing so, we are heralding the renaissance of Africa globally and we will continue promoting iconic international figures found in the destinations we serve. This will also strengthen our already established relations with India as we have an increasing number of Indian travellers," an Ethiopian Airlines official said.

Source:Businessinsider


Preparations are underway for Lake Tana and its surrounding to be registered by UNESCO

Published: Jul 21, 2014 by bgt Filed under: Ethiopian News Social News
Preparations are underway for Lake Tana and its surrounding to be registered by UNESCO

Amhara region’s culture, tourism and parks development bureau announced that preparations as been underway for the Lake Tana and its surrounding areas to be registered as a biosphere reserve by the United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The move is to do conservation work in the area so that it could be able to generate additional income.

Ethiopia has already made the Kafa, Yayu and Sheka forests registered as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO. It is indicated that 83% of the criteria is fulfilled for Lake Tana area to be registered. Using the 33.8 million USD financial support secured from the government of Germany, works have been going on this task for the past two years.

The Lake Tana and its surrounding area which is been protected amounts to 5,000 square kilometers area where around a million people lives.

Girum Tebeje of DireTube from the ENA

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