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Friday, January 9, 2015

11ኛው ሳምንት የኢትዮጵያ ፕሪምየር ሊግ ቅዳሜ እና እሁድ በሚደረጉ ጨዋታዎች ቀጥሎ ይውላል።
ቅዳሜ በአዲስ አበባው የአበበ ቢቂላ ስታዲየም ንግድ ባንክ ከወላይታ ዲቻ 8 ሰዓት ላይ የሚጫወቱ ሲሆን፥ ሙገር ስሚንቶ ከሀዋሳ ከነማ 10 ሰዓት ላይ ይጫወታሉ።
እሁድ በሚደረጉ ጨዋታዎች በአበበ ቢቂላ ስታዲየም ሁለት ጨዋታዎች የሚካሄዱ ሲሆን፥ መብራት ሀይል ከአዳማ ከነማ በስምንት ሰዓት እንዲሁም ኢትዮጵያ ቡና ከመከላከያ 10 ሰዓት ላይ ጨዋታቸውን ያካሂዳሉ።
ክልል ላይ በሚደረጉ ጨዋታዎች ዳሽን ቢራ ከደደቢት፣ አርባምንጭ ከነማ ከቅዱስ ጊዮርጊስ እንዲሁም ሲዳማ ከወልዲያ በተመሳሳይ 9 ሰዓት ላይ የየሚጋጠሙ ይሆናል።
ፕሪሚየር ሊጉን ሲዳማ ቡና 10 ጨዋታዎች አድርጎ በ20 ነጥብ  ሲመራ፣ ቅዱስ ጊዮርጊስ በ9 ጨዋታ 18 ነጥብ ይዞ ሁለተኛ ላይ ይገኛል እንዲሁም መከላከያ በ10 ጨዋታ በ16 ነጥብ  በሶስተኝነት ይከተላል።

11ኛው ሳምንት የኢትዮጵያ ፕሪምየር ሊግ ቅዳሜ እና እሁድ ይካሄዳል

UPDATE 1 Ethiopia inflation jumps to 7.1 pct in December
(Adds food and non-food inflation)
ADDIS ABABA Jan 9 (Reuters) - Ethiopia's year-on-year inflation rose to 7.1 percent in December from 5.9 percent in the previous month, the statistics office said on Friday.
The Central Statistics Agency attributed the jump to higher prices of food and non-food items. Prices for such items as sugar, vegetables and fruit increased 6.5 percent last month, up from 4.8 percent in November.
Non-food inflation also rose, to 7.8 percent in December from 7.1 percent the previous month, mainly due to an increase in prices for clothes and khat, a narcotic leaf chewed in the Horn of Africa nation.

Inflation peaked at 9.1 percent in 2014 but it has since been moving up and down. (Reporting by Aaron Maasho; Writing by Duncan Miriri; Editing by Alison Williams, Larry King)
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New York (TADIAS) — Organizers of the fourth annual International Conference of Ethiopian Women in the Diaspora, which is scheduled to take place on March 7th, 2015 in Washington DC, are calling for presentation proposals regarding “The Role of Civil Society Organization (CSOs) in the Upcoming Elections in Ethiopia.”

“The main objective is to create an understanding of the magnitude of the negative impact of the Societies and Charities Law on the activities of nongovernmental organizations,” states the event host, U.S.-based Center for the Rights of Ethiopian Women (CREW). “As a women’s civil society organization, CREW will also pay special attention to Ethiopian women’s participation in the political process. Thus, one of the major questions that the conference will address will be the role of women’s organizations in mobilizing women to seek their rights for fair and free elections.”

The announcement notes that between the early 1990′s and mid-2000s civil society organizations had actually flourished in Ethiopia, but that changed following a 2009 law called “the Societies and Charities Proclamation” that, organizers point out, neutralized the activities of such associations. The press release added: “Individual initiatives through CSOs are based on the inalienable right to participate in addressing vital political and socio-economic issues, without belonging to political parties. Civil society organizations are autonomous means of participating in public life. They are systems promoting initiatives to ensure that people have the opportunities to pursue their preferred directions in their political, economic or social lives. Without the active role of CSOs therefore, creating awareness of the rights and responsibilities of citizens and having fair and free elections is going to be impossible.”

Organizers emphasize that the conference is intended to address the following themes: “Assessment of the Societies and Charities Law and its impact on the activities of civil society organizations in the upcoming elections: lessons learned from previous elections and challenges and opportunities for the upcoming elections; women’s participation in the political process and women’s advocacy for free and fair elections; plans of action and advocacy strategies for encouraging women to seek political leadership positions; and encouraging the international community to promote free and peaceful elections in Ethiopia.”

- See more at: http://www.tadias.com/01/09/2015/the-role-of-civil-society-in-upcoming-ethiopia-elections-crew-conference-in-washington-dc/#sthash.WePpV2D8.dpuf
Ethiopian Government is considering to let private investment in the multimodal (land, sea or road) transportation services.
Ever since the government three years ago introduced the multimodal scheme, it has been controlling the system on monopoly basis.
However, businessmen engaged in the logistics service have been complaining and even raised the matter to the Prime Minister.
It was in the aim of boosting the multimodal system that the Federal Government established an enterprise after merging three enterprises; Ethiopian Shipping Lines, Dry Port Services and Maritime Enterprise.
Now the government has stated it intends to include the private sector and according the State Minister of Transport, Getachew Mengiste, it is in the aim of speeding up logistics facilities.
“We are considering how the private sector will take part in the multimodal scheme,” the state minister explained. “We will not decide by our self but we will involve other stake holders and we will discuss it thoroughly.”
Nonetheless, he refrained from stipulating the exact time when the government will allow the private sector to engage on the scheme.
According to the State Minister, the government has been working in the past three years to deliver products in seven days but the goal is to reduce this to five days.
‘‘We are drafting the documents that will allow the private sector to get involved in the multimodal scheme. Then we will conduct a meeting to have a feedback from stakeholders,” he added.
The current directive, Multimodal Transportation Implementation Directive, requires all shipments that belong to the government to use multimodal transport through Ethiopian Shipping and Logistics Services Enterprise (ESLSE). It also states all vehicles of three Tones or less to be under the new scheme and goods being shipped through the ESLSE to use multimodal transportation service.
According to Capital, multimodal is a system where transportation of goods is under a single contract yet performed with two or more different transportation means. Under this scheme, the transporter is accountable for the entire journey, including the shipment’s delivery to its destination.
Source: Capital