Friday, November 15, 2013
Posted By: Nomonanoto Sidama | At: 11/15/2013 01:40:00 PM
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopian police used force Friday to disperse hundreds of people protesting against targeted attacks on Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia.
Police units blocked roads to prevent the protest at the Saudi Arabia Embassy from growing. Some two dozen people were detained. The police also forced some journalists to delete photos.
Many foreign workers in Saudi Arabia are fleeing or are under arrest amid a crackdown on the kingdom’s 9 million migrant laborers. Close to 500 Ethiopians have been repatriated. Last weekend, Saudi residents fought with Ethiopians, and video emerged of a crowd dragging an Ethiopian from his house and beating him.
The government’s spokesman, Shimelis Kemal, said Friday’s demonstration was broken up because organizers had not sought permission to hold such a protest. He also said many of the demonstrators carried anti-Arab messages that sought to “distort” strong relations between Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia. He declined to say how many people were arrested and expressed regret for police actions against journalists.
One protester, Asfaw Michael, who was beaten, said he didn’t understand why Ethiopia wanted to shield Saudi Arabia from the protest given the anti-Ethiopian actions inside Saudi Arabia.
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Posted By: Nomonanoto Sidama | At: 11/15/2013 06:09:00 AM
Posted By: Nomonanoto Sidama | At: 11/15/2013 06:07:00 AM
Ethiopia's inflation rate jumped to 8.5 percent in October from 6.9 percent a month earlier, driven primarily by higher food prices, Reuters reported, citing data from the Ethiopia's Central Statistical Agency.
Food prices rose 7.8 percent over the 12-month period compared with 4.3 percent year-on-year in September, the Central Statistics Agency said. The non-food inflation rate fall to 9.2 percent in October after a 10 percent rise in September.
The International Monetary Fund projected Ethiopia's inflation rate will remain in single digits over the next two fiscal years while the economy will grow by 7.5 percent annually in the same period.
Posted By: Nomonanoto Sidama | At: 11/15/2013 06:04:00 AM
Posted By: Nomonanoto Sidama | At: 11/15/2013 05:49:00 AM
Posted By: Nomonanoto Sidama | At: 11/15/2013 02:31:00 AM
Posted By: Nomonanoto Sidama | At: 11/15/2013 02:22:00 AM
The 1987 African Footballer of the Year believes the Walia Antelopes of Ethiopia pose no threat to Super Eagles’ World Cup dream
Algeria football legend Rabah Madjer holds a strong view that the Super Eagles have already qualified for the Brazil 2014 Fifa World Cup.
The 54 year old who made 87 appearances for the Desert Foxes and played a key role in FC Porto’s European Cup triumph in 1987 is of the opinion that it will be a wild goose chase for the East Africans to upset the reigning African champions in Calabar.
“In view of its success in Ethiopia, the second leg will be a mere formality for Nigeria, also one of the greatest football nations on the continent,” he told cafonline.
“This is a team that has always been a danger to opponents. Ethiopia has made tremendous progress in recent years, but in my opinion it is not enough.
“Nigerian players are superior and Stephen Keshi has done a great job to bring his team to the top."
When asked to pick his choice of five African teams that will eventually make it to Brazil, the former Algerian national team handler predicted three West African nations to fly Africa’s flag.
“I hope Algeria will ge there and it has the potential to do so. Though it is my wish to also see Tunisia go through, I believe Cameroon will eventually snatch the ticket to Brazil.
"In principle Ghana, Nigeria and Cote d'Ivoire should have no problem confirming their tickets,” Madjah added.
Posted By: Nomonanoto Sidama | At: 11/15/2013 02:13:00 AM
የወንጀል ስጋቶችን በመቀነስ የሀገሪቱን የሀገሪቱ ሰላምና ደህንነት እንዲጠበቅ የተጣለባቸውን ሀላፊነት እንደሚወጡ የፍትህ ሚኒስቴርና ተጠሪ ተቋማት ሰራተኞች አስታወቁ፡፡
ሚኒስቴር መ/ቤቱና ተጠሪ ተቋማት የፍትህ ስርዓቱ ማሻሻያ ማዕቀፍ የሀገሪቱን የዕድገትና ትራንስፎርሜሽን በፍትህ ዘርፉ የደረሰበትን ደረጃ ገምግሟል፡፡
የፍትህ ሚንስትሩ አቶ ጌታቸው አምባዬ እንደተናገሩት የዜጎች ቻርተር ሰነድ የለውጥ መሳሪያና የተልዕኮ ማሳለጫ እንዲሆን የህዝቡን ተሳትፎ የለውጡ ሂደት አካል አድረጎ መንቀሳቀስ እንደሚገባ አሳስበዋል፡፡ የዘርፉ ሰራተኛም መልካም አስተዳደርን በማስፈን የህዝቡን ጥቅም በማስቀደም ተገቢውን አገልግሎት ሊሱጡ ይገባልም ብለዋል፡፡
ሚንስትር ዴኤታው አቶ ብርሀኑ ፀጋዬ በበኩላቸው ለፍትህ ስርዓት ማሻሻያ እና ለሌሎች የፍትሀብሄር ጉዳዮች ሚኒስቴሩ ትኩረት ሰጥቶ እየሰራ ነው ብለዋል፡፡በተለይም የተቀናጀ የመረጃ ስርዓት ፕሮጀክት፣ነባር ህጎችን ማሰባሰብና ማጠቃለል፣የፍትህ አካላትአገልግሎት አሰጣጥ ውጤታማ፣ቀልጣፋና ተደራሽ እንዲሆን ድጋፍና ክትትል በማድረግ ጭምር እየተሰራ እንደሆነ ተናግረዋል፡፡
የግምገማው ተሳታፊ ሰራተኞች በበኩላቸው በፍትፍ ስርዓቱ የተቀመጠውን የአምስት አመት እቅድ እውን ለማድረግ እንደሚረባሩ አስታውቀዋል፡፡በተለይም በሀገሪቱ የወንጅል ስጋቶችንበመቀነስ የተጀመረውን ልማትና ሰላም ለማጠናከር የበኩላቸውን እንደሚወጡም ተናግረዋል፡፡