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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Hong Kong native Hollywood film star, Jackie Chan, is to visit Ethiopia for two days, arriving here in Addis on Thursday, March 20, 2014, the Food & Agricultural Organization (FAO) disclosed today. Known for his acrobatic fighting style, with a bit of comic timing, Chan is invited by FAO to visit one of its programmes in Hawassa, 276Km south of Addis Abeba.
Copied from Brazil, FAO has Purchase from Africans for Africa (PAA), a programme that buys cereals and vegetables from smallholder farmers to supply feeding programmes made to schools. FAO and the World Food Programme (WFP) jointly run PAA in Boricha Wereda of the Southern Regional State, targeting 2,000 farmers. WFP distributes the food bought through this programme to 8,000 students in seven primary schools.
Chan, to be received by Tefera Deribew, minister of Agriculture, and Modibo Traore (PhD), sub-regional coordinator of FAO in East Africa, at Bole International Airport tomorrow, will meet some of the 1,334 students at Hanja Chefa Primary School, near Hawassa, the following day.
Chan has been acting since the 1960s and appeared in 150 of them, including his famous Rush Hour, where he acted alongside Chris Tucker. The film grossed 130 million dollars in the US alone, and made the actor a Hollywood star.


PUBLISHED ON MARCH 19, 2014 [ VOL 14 ,NO 724]

Sidama and Ethiopianthe emergence of the Mekane Yesus Church in Sidama

Abstract(en) :
The present work belongs to local African church history and international mission history.The author shows why and how the Sidama people in south Ethiopia became part of theevangelical movement. During the last hundred years this group has experienced a lot ofchanges, incorporated in the greater Ethiopia, being influenced by the internationalmissionary movement, occupied by an European power and becoming a part of themodernising movement.
As a result of all the changes and impulses the people faced, the Sidama to a great extendturned away from their traditional worldview and practices including their religion andaccepted the Christian Evangelical faith.
The origin and the development that led to the foundation of the Ethiopian EvangelicalChurch Mekane Yesus in Sidama are described, as part of the local church history. Theauthor wants to underline how political, social and cultural presuppositions paved the wayfor the church. On the other hand the Christian message through the evangelical movement had an impact on the political, social and cultural development in Sidamaland. Obviously the Sidamas used the missionary movement as a vehicle for progress.
On the basis of literature, archive studies and field research the author describes how theSidama people, in spite of strong opposition from the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and locallandlords, welcomed and shaped an Ethiopian evangelism including education as well ashealth programmes.

Read More @http://uu.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2:169403
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