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Thursday, January 23, 2014


  • የኤርፖርቱ ግንባታ ቦታ ለውጡን ተከትሎ የሞሮቾ ሾንዶላና ቀበሌ እና የኣከባቢው ቀበሌያት ነዋሪዎች ኢኮኖሚያዊ እና ማህበራዊ ቀውስ ውስጥ ገብተዋል።


የሃዋሳ ከተማ በተለይ ካለፉት ጥቂት ኣመታት ወዲህ ከፍተኛ ሁለ ገብ እድገት በማስመዝገብ የነዋሪዎቿን ብቻ ሳይሆን የኣገር ውስጥ እና የውጭ ኣገር ዜጎችን መሳብ መጀመሯ የምታወቅ ነው። ከተማይቱ ከኣዲስ ኣበባ በቅርብ ርቀት ላይ መገኘቷ እና ምቹ የምድር ትራንስፖርት ፍሰት ያላት መሆኑ ኤርፖርት ሳይኖራት እንድትቆይ ምክንያት ሆኗል።

የሆነ ሆኖ ሰሞኑን የመንግስት ዜና ኣውታሮች ለዘመናት ያለ ኤርፖርት የቆየችው ይችው የሲዳማ መዲና ሃዋሳ፤ የኤርፖርት ባለበት እንድትሆን ኤርፖርት ልገነባላት መሆኑን ማብሰራቸውን ተከትሎ በርካታ የሃዋሳ ነዋርዎች እንድሁም ኣጠቃላይ ሲዳማውያን ደስታቸው በተለያየ መንገድ ስገልጹ ከርመዋል።

በኣሁኑ ጊዜ በሲዳማ የኤርፖርቱ ግንባታ ቁጥር ኣንድ የመወያያ ኣርዕስት ሲሆን፤ በተለይ የቦታ መረጣው የብዙዎቹን ቀልብ የሳበ ጉዳይ ሆኗል።

ለሃዋሳው ኤርፖርት ግንባታ ከዚህ በፊት በሸቤዲኖ ወረዳ ውስጥ ሞሮቾ ሾንዶላና ቀበሌ እና በኣከባቢው ያለው ቀበሌ ተመርጦ የነበረ ቢሆንም፤ በኣሁኑ ጊዜ ቦታው ተቀይሮ በሃዋሳ ዙሪያ ወረዳ ውስጥ ኡዶ ዎጣጤና ሳማ ኤጀርሳ ቀበሌ እንዲዛዎር ተደርጓል።

እንደሪፖርተራችን ጥቻ ወራና ዘጋባ መሰረት የቦታ ለውጡ የተደረገው ከሞሮቾ ሾንዶላ ቀበሌ እና ከሌሎች በኣከባቢው ካሉ ቀበሌያት ለኤርፖርት ግንባታ ሲባል የምነሱ ሰዎች ቁጥር ብዙ በመሆኑ ለምነሱ ሰዎች እና ለመሬት ይዞታ ብሎም ለንብረት የምከፈለው ካሳ ከፍተኛ በመሆኑ መንግስት ለካሳ የምከፍለውን ገንዘብ ለማስቀረት ሌላ ኣማራጭ ቦታ መፈለግ የግድ ሰላሆነበት መሆኑ ታውቋል።

የጥቻ ወራና ዘጋባ ኣክሎ እንደምያመለክተው ከሆነ፤ ይህ ኣሁን ለኤርፖርት መስሪያነት የተመረጠው ቦታ በኣብዛኛው በግለሰቦች ያልተያዘ ባዶ መሬት መሆኑ ተመራጭ ኣድርጎታል ተብሏል። ከዚህም ባሻገር መንግስት ለንብረት ካሳ መክፈያነት ልያውለው የነበረውን ከፍተኛ ገንዘብ ለግንባታው እንድጠቀም ይረዳዋል ተብሏል።

የኤርፖርቱ ግንባታ ቦታ ለውጡን ተከትሎ የሞሮቾ ሾንዶላና ቀበሌ ነዋሪዎች ኢኮኖሚያዊ እና ማህበራዊ ቀውስ ውስጥ መግባታቸው ተሰሞቷል።

ሪፖርተራችን ጥቻ ወራና ከቀበሌያቱ ያሰባሰበው መረጃ እንደምያመለክተው፦በሞሮቾ እና የኣከባቢው ቀበሌያት ነዋር የሆኑ ግለሰቦች ኣከባቢው ለኤርፖርት ግንባታ መመረጡን ከግምት ውስጥ በማስገባት ከመሬት ይዞታቸው በምነሱበት ጊዜ መንግስት ንብረታቸውን ገምቶ የካሳ ገንዘብ እንደምሰጣቸው በማሰብ በርካታዎቹ ገንዘብ የተበደሩ ሲሆን፤ የተበደሩትን ገንዘብ ለተለያዩ ጉዳዮች በማዋላቸው የኤርፖርቱ ግንባታ ቦታ ለውጥ እዳ ውስጥ ከቷቸዋል።


እነዚህም ባሻገር ከኤርፖርቱ ግንባታ ጋር ተያይዞ ኣካባቢው የንግድ ማዕከል ይሆናል በሚል ኣያሌ ባለሃብቶች ብዙ ገንዘብ በማፍሰስ በኣከባቢው ቀበሌያት ለንግድ ስራ የሚሆን መሬት በመግዛታ ለክሳራ ተዳርገዋል። በዚህም የተነሳ የኤርፖርቱ ግንባታ ቦታ ለውጥ ኢኮኖሚያዊ እና ማህበራዊ ቀውስ መፍጠሩ ታውቋል።

ከመቶ ኣመታት በፊት ልኡላዊ የሲዳማን መሬት በነፍጠኞች በማስወረር ህጻን፤ ልጅ፤ ሴት ሳይል የበርካታ ሲዳማውያንን ነፍስ የቀጨውን የኣጸ ሚኒልክ ግዛት የማሳፋፊያ ጦርነት በቅዱስ ጦርነት በመመሰሉ የተነሳ በሲዳማውያን ዘንድ በተቀሰቀሰው ቁጣ እንዲሰረዝ በተደረገው ሃዋሳ ከተማ ልቀርብ በነበረው የቴድ ኣፍሮ የሙዝቃ ኮንስርት ቦታ የጃኖ ባንድ የሙዝቃ ኮንስርት እንደምያቀርብ ታውቋል።

Jano Band kicks off nationwide tour

Addis Ababa, EthiopiaJano Band rocked out Addis Ababa with the kick off of their nationwide tour on Saturday January 18th at the Tropical Gardens. The tour that is sponsored by Meta Brewery S.C, the first concert was attended by over 5,000 rock music lovers.
The nationwide tour is being carried out under Meta’s “Celebrating the pride of Ethiopian Music” campaign.
“Having recently returned from our U.S tour, which was phenomenally well-received, Jano is incredibly proud to bring this momentum to its home country and people as it embarks on this nation wide tour,” said the band’s manager Adissu Gessesse at a pre concert press conference held at Harmony Hotel on Wednesday January 15th.
Meta’s “Celebrating the pride of Ethiopian Music” campaign aims to encourage Ethiopians to “celebrate life responsibly” according to a press release from Diageo. The statement also said that through the campaign, Meta aims to tap into the heart of Ethiopian music and support the advancement by spotlighting well-known as well as up and coming Ethiopian artists, who characterize the breadth of local music.
“Meta is proud to support Jano Band, the voice of a new Ethiopian generation, through the ’Celebrating the Pride of Ethiopian Music’ campaign. Over the course of the past twelve months, I have been continuously impressed with Jano’s abilities to push not only the boundaries of Ethiopian music, but also their art and abilities day after day,” stated Francis Agbonlahor, Meta Abo Brewery’s Managing Director.
It is not the first time that Jano and Meta have  worked together. Meta also sponsored the Band’s 2013 Ethiopia tour which was held in Adama, Mekelle, Hawassa and Jimma.
Dates for the upcoming concerts which will be held in Dire Dawa, Gondar and Bahir Dar, will be announced soon.
Source: capitalethiopia.com
Some disappeared, others were given lengthy prison sentences. One thing all thirty men arrested in 2012 in Ethiopia had in common was that they had criticised the state and the policies of the former Premier, Meles Zenawi.
And yet last week Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a group of Japanese business leaders met with the current Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn to discuss further support for Ethiopia at "government and private sector level."
The former Meles Zenawi was a staunch supporter of American counter-terrorism policy while at the same time overseeing a country with a violent human rights record. In the eyes of the USA, Ethiopia is strategically situated. Located in the Horn of Africa, next to Somalia, northern Kenya and Sudan, it acts as a buffer zone between the growing Islamic extremism of Somalia and the West. As a result, the human rights violations of Zenawi were ignored.
As one of the first signatories of the UN in 1948, Ethiopia is a Western ally: 11 per cent of its entire GDP comes from Foreign Aid. The US is one of Ethiopia's largest donors: it is estimated that it gave $3.3bn in 2008 alone. The two countries benefited from their close relation: there have been rumours that America hosted "black sites" in Ethiopia; bases where the CIA interrogated undeclared prisoners during the "War on Terror."
But Meles Zenawi died in 2012. The opportunity for a more liberal government was not seized: Zenawi was replaced by Hailemariam Desalegn, described by critics as an "identikit Zenawi" running the country on "auto-pilot". Desalegn is following the same political manifesto as Meles - he hasn't changed one member of parliament.
The arena for debate and discussion is narrowing. Critics argue that Ethiopia is fast becoming a "one party democracy" where there are many parties but the same one wins again and again. Meles spoke to foreign press in 2005 and defended his 97 per cent electoral victory: "In democracies the party with the best track record remains in power." The years since 2005 have seen growing unrest among the Ethiopian population and serious repression against critics of the regime. Human Rights Watch reported that Ethiopia "continues to severely restrict freedom of movement and expression". It adds that "30 journalists and opposition members have been convicted under...vague anti-terrorism laws".
The day before World Press Freedom Day on May 2 2013, the Ethiopian government ruled to uphold the imprisonment of one of its most well-known prisoners of conscience, Eskinder Nega. He was jailed for being a journalist who criticised the government, and yet, by standing up for his beliefs and expressing his basic human right for Freedom of Speech, he earned an 18 year jail sentence.
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has denied his release. America and Britain have done little to challenge their ally, so worried are they about creating another enemy in the Horn of Africa. Britain and America have consistently failed to challenge their ally about its abhorrent Human Rights record. Ethiopia flaunts its apathy towards the UN convention of Human Rights, denying opposition members a right to fair trial and repressing people for trying to voice their opinions peacefully.
Ethiopian political repression is worsening. There have been repeated crackdowns against the country's Muslim minority. This has included arbitrary arrests as Muslims make peaceful demands for freedom of worship. Again, critics have voiced concern with the regime. Mehari Taddele Maru, head of the African Conflict Prevention Program at the Institute for Security Studies expressed concern that "if legitimate grievances are not met then there is a risk that extremist violent elements will exploit those grievances to further their own."
The world is waking up to Ethiopia's increasingly poor human rights track record and yet the United States hasn't stopped aid flowing to Ethiopia or threatened the country with sanctions. Japan still tries to conduct business with Ethiopia when instead they should be holding Ethiopia to account.
As a founding member of the UN and an "ally" of the West, Ethiopia must be held accountable for her crimes. If the West does not challenge Ethiopia and demand that it releases its prisoners who have been locked up without fair trial, then notions of democracy and human rights accountability as embedded in the Human Rights Charter look ever more vulnerable-Human Rights globally will be laughed out of the door.
ምንጭ፦http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/eleanor-ross/ethiopia-human-rights_b_4649953.html
Seoul, Korea (PRWEB) January 23, 2014
Coffee Expo Seoul 2014, April 10-13 at Coex, Korea, will offer an interesting twist for visitors, as it showcases the very best from the coffee industry – both old and new.
An exclusive ‘Mint Label’ zone within the exhibition will give select domestic and overseas businesses the opportunity to promote new and innovative products expected to see growth in the upcoming year. In 2013 the Mint Label zone included a hand-crafted, traditional Korean-themed coffee press, contemporary-designed drip coffee maker, a range of newly-released coffee machines, as well as frozen drinks and the ever-popular bubble tea.
In addition, the original home of the coffee bean, Ethiopia, has this year been selected as the exhibition’s official Guest Country. Alongside the hundreds of modern-day coffee-themed products, the lively Ethiopian pavilion will allow guests to discover more about the origins of the world’s favorite hot beverage. A variety of green and roasted coffee beans sourced from Ethiopia will be available for tasting and sourcing, while visitors may also participate in a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony.
Korea relies almost entirely on coffee imports from around the world to fuel its sky-rocketing coffee culture. Coffee Expo Seoul provides the perfect platform for both domestic and overseas businesses to forge business and trade partnerships.
Coffee Expo Seoul is organized by Korea’s leading convention and exhibition center, Coex, and welcomed over 36,000 visitors and 340 exhibition booths in 2013. The tradeshow expects substantial expansion over the next few years as Seoul continues to firmly establish itself as one of the world’s coffee-drinking capitals.
For more information about exhibiting at or visiting Coffee Expo Seoul 2014, please visit the website http://coffeexpo.info or contact the Coffee Expo Seoul Secretariat by telephone +82-2-6000-8138 or email coffee.info(at)coex(dot)co(dot)kr .
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (WIC)Ethiopian House of Peoples’ Representatives pass a new tobacco control proclamation.
The proclamation prohibits smoking in public places and it also includes putting enormous taxes on and increasing the price of cigarettes.
The proclamation also enforces for the cigarette packages to have a notifying message as to the health dangers of tobacco.
Moreover, the proclamation forbids advertising and promoting tobacco products on the media.