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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Lake Hawassa, Ethiopia.

Hawassi gaaribba/የሃዋሳ ሐይቅ ሲዳማ
ምንጭ፦ https://www.pinterest.com/pin/195343702557502904/
ሁለተኛው መላው የደቡብ ክልል የትምህርት ቤቶች የስፖርት ውድድር ትናንት ተጀመረ
ሁለተኛው መላው የደቡብ ክልል የትምህርት ቤቶች የስፖርት ውድድር ተጀምሯል። ለ15 ቀናት በሚቆየው በዚሁ ውድድር ከ14 ዞኖች፣ 4 ልዩ ወረዳዎችና ሃዋሳ ከተማ አስተዳደር ስር ከሚገኙ ትምህርት ቤቶች የተወጣጡ አንድ ሺህ 780 ተማሪዎች በመሳተፍ ላይ ሲሆኑ ከመካከላቸውም 783 ሴቶች ናቸው፡፡
ተሳታፊዎቹ በቆይታቸው በእግር ኳስ፣ በአትሌቲክስ፣ በመረብ ኳስና ጠረጴዛ ቴንስን ጨምሮ በ13 የስፖርት አይነቶች ውድድር ያካሂዳሉ፡፡
ውድድሩ በሃዋሳ ሜዳ፣ በሃዋሳ ዩኒቨርሲቲ ዋናው ግቢ፣ ግብርና ኮሌጅና  ሌሎች ማዘውተሪያ ቦታዎች ላይ የሚደረግ ይሆናል።
በውድድሩ የተሻሉና ጥሩ ተፎካካሪ የሆኑ ተማሪዎችን በመመልመል በመጋቢት ወር በባህርዳር ከተማ በሚደረገው ሀገር ዓቀፍ የተማሪዎች ስፖርት ውደድር ላይ  ክልሉን ወክለው እንዲሳተፉ ይደረጋል ብለዋል።
በሃዋሳ ስታዲየም በተጀመረው የመክፈቻ ስነስርአት ላይ የተለያዩ አዝናኝ የጅምናስቲክ ትርኢቶች የቀረቡ ሲሆን በወንዶች በተደረገ የእግር ኳስ ግጥሚያ የሃዋሳ ከተማ አስተዳደር ሲዳማ ዞንን ሁለት ለባዶ አሸንፏል፡፡
- See more at: http://www.ena.gov.et/index.php/politics/item/2079-2015-02-18-16-27-42#sthash.zZWTEekO.dpuf

Una casa circular de bambú construida por el pueblo Sidama de Etiopía.

Esta es una casa circular tradicional de bambú cortado y trenzado realizada por el pueblo Sidama de Etiopía. La cúpula, con su parte superior puntiaguda, está diseñada para repeler fuertes lluvias mientras que en una cúpula circular ese espacio tendría un área plana, propensa a las goteras.
El bambú jugó un papel importante en las economías rurales del Este de África, pero la tala indiscriminada de los bosques naturales de bambú ha propiciado la pérdida de recursos naturales y de muchas de las técnicas tradicionales de construcción. Puedes encontrar más información sobre la construcción tradicional con bambú en la Red Internacional del Bambú y el Ratán.
ምንጭ፦ naturalhomes.org
ዩኒቨርስቲው የፖለቲካ ፓርቲዎች የርዕዮት ዓለም ክርክር የሚያካሂዱበት መድረክ ሊያዘጋጅ ነውየፖለቲካ ፓርቲዎች በርዕዮት ዓለማቸው ዙሪያ ክርክር የሚያካሂዱበትን መድረክ እንደሚያዘጋጅ አዲስ አበባ ዩኒቨርስቲ አስታወቀ።
የጋዜጠኝነትና ኮሙኒኬሽን ትምህርት ቤት ከዩኒቨርስቲው ፕሬዚዳንት ጽህፈት ቤት ጋር በመተባበር የካቲት 21 የሚያካሂደው ክርክር ህጋዊ እውቅና ያላቸው የፖለቲካ ፓርቲዎች አማራጫቸውንና የርዕዮት ዓለም ፍልስፍናቸውን በነፃነት የሚያንሸራሽሩበት ይሆናል።
የአዲስ አበባ ዩኒቨርስቲ የጋዜጠኝነትና ኮሙኒኬሽን ትምህርት ቤት ኃላፊ ዶክተር አብዲሳ ዘርዓይ ለኢዜአ እንደተናገሩት በአገሪቱ የሚገኙ የፖለቲካ ፓርቲዎች የርዕዮት ዓለም ፍልስፍና ከሦስት ማዕቀፎች አያልፍም።
በዚህም መሰረት የልማታዊ ዴሞክራሲ፣ የሶሻል ዴሞክራሲና የሊበራል ዴሞክራሲ የርዕዮት ዓለምን እናራምዳለን የሚሉ የፖለቲካ ፓርቲዎች ተወክለው ክርክራቸውን ያደርጋሉ።
ዶክተር አብዲሳ እንዳሉት ሦስቱን የርዕዮት ዓለም ፍልስፍናዎች ወክለው በክርክሩ ለሚቀርቡ የፖለቲካ ፓርቲዎች ተወካዮች ለእያንዳንዳቸው የ30 ደቂቃ የመከራከሪያ ጊዜ ይሰጣቸዋል።
በአገሪቱ ብሔራዊ ምርጫ ቦርድ ህጋዊ እውቅና አግኝተው የሚንቀሳቀሱ የፖለቲካ ፓርቲ ተወካዮች በክርክር መድረኩ ላይ ይታደማሉ።
በሦስቱ የርዕዮት ዓለም ፍልስፍናዎች ዙሪያ የተለያዩ የፖለቲካ ፓርቲዎችን ሃሳብ ወክለው የሚያደርጉት አዎንታዊ የመድረክ ላይ ክርክርም የአገሪቱን የዴሞክራሲ ስርዓት በማጎልበት ረገድ የላቀ ሚና ይኖረዋል ብለዋል።
በአሁኑ ወቅት ዩኒቨርሲቲው በክርክር መድረኩ ለሚሳተፉ የፖለቲካ  ፓርቲዎች የጥሪ ደብዳቤ ለማሰራጨትና ሌሎች ቅድመ ዝግጅቶችን እያከናወነ ነው።
በመርሃ ግብሩ ላይ ከ100 እስከ 150 ተሳታፊዎች ይገኛሉ ተብሎ የሚጠበቅ ሲሆን በርካታ የመገናኛ ብዙሃን ባለሙያዎችም ክርክሩን ለመዘገብ ተጋባዥ ይሆናሉ።
የኢትዮጵያ ብሔራዊ ምርጫ ቦርድ ባስቀመጠው የጊዜ ሰሌዳ መሰረት ከየካቲት 15 ቀን 2007 ዓ.ም. ጀምሮ የድምጽ መስጫው ሁለት ቀናት እስከሚቀረው ድረስ የእጩዎች የምርጫ ውድድር እንቅስቃሴ የሚከናወንበት ነው።
- See more at: http://www.ena.gov.et/index.php/economy/item/2103-2015-02-19-15-52-42#sthash.2JvrdH6m.dpuf
1424246354_sisaybanchaThe former Sidama Coffee goalkeeper was released by Dedebit in December after two years with the Blues in which he won one Ethiopian Premier League title and won EFF cup title, won last year. Sisay was also the main man between the sticks for Dedebit’s 2013 CAF Confederations cup run as well as their short lived 2014 CAF African Champions league campaign. His exploits meant he was a regular call up for Sewnet Bishaw’s national team squads and he competed with Jemal Tassew for the number one jersey throughout Ethiopia’s 2013 AFCON and 2014 World Cup campaigns. He has 12 international caps to his name since making his debut in 2012 in an AFCON qualifier against Benin.
Sisay Bancha started the season with Dedebit, but after some high profile blunders and a reported falling out with club staff, he agreed to part ways with the club just days before 2015, leaving the way for youth product Tarik Getnet to become Dedebit’s number one. Dedebit themselves have been on the down trot, with poor results leading to the sacking of Nigussie Desta from his managerial post. Sisay Bancha, who has spent the last couple of months with family in Awassa, finally signed for Woldia Kenema this week.
http://www.yegna-tube.com/ethiopian-national-team-keeper-sisay-bancha-joins-woldia-kenema/
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Two decades ago, then American president Bill Clinton helped popularize the term "new breed of African leaders" whom he believed to be different from iron-fisted totalitarian rulers that had entrenched "big man politics." Unlike the later, new breed leaders were thought to espouse democratic governance and socioeconomic transformation. The core members of the new breed was a quartet comprising Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda, Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia, Isaias Afewerki of Eritrea, and Paul Kagame of Rwanda -- men who came to power in mid-1980s and early 1990s. How might Clinton rate the new breed's political and economic delivery 20 years on?
Clinton would find Ethiopia to be the most surprising in the realm of economics -- Ethiopia stands above the rest. Two unrelated announcements about Ethiopia speak volumes about how much the country has changed. New World Wealth revealed in September 2013 that the number of dollar millionaires in Ethiopia rose from 1,300 in 2007 to 2,700 in 2013, outperforming most African countries in such growth. In February 2015, a 32-kilometre two-line rail system -- the first of its kind in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) excluding South Africa -- was unveiled in Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. The rail will decongest traffic by transporting 60,000 commuters per hour in all four directions according to official reports.
Gone is the old Ethiopia of insurgency, conflict, and famine which, together, led to the loss of more than 400,000 lives in the 1980s. The World Bank data helps in illustrating how Ethiopia may indeed be considered something of an "economic lion." A country of 90 million people, Ethiopia has posted an annual GDP growth rate of over 10 per cent in the past ten years, which makes it one of the best economic performers globally. This explains the expansion of GDP from USD$8.6 billion in 2003 to USD$47.5 in 2013, while per capita income rose from USD$119 to USD$505.
Ethiopia's goods and services exports have expanded, too. It exported USD2 billion worth of goods and services in 2005, versus USD$6 billion in 2012. Perhaps Ethiopia's greatest success story is its national carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, which has built a regional hub that earns the country USD$2 billion annually. The airline cargo business success also accounts for the rise of the horticulture industry, in particular, the cut-flower exports that bring in USD$200 million.annually, employing more than 50,000 workforce. Foreign direct investment (FDI) has also expanded. While in 2003 FDI was USD$465 million, the figure for 2013 was USD$953 million.
In infrastructure sector, Ethiopia is a massive construction site of railway, highways and power dams. Prior to 2004, Ethiopia was literally in the dark with only 248 megawatts. Between 2004 and 2013, built and is in process of generating an astonishing 12,304 megawatts from hydroelectric power dams. In the transport sector, besides the Addis Ababa Light Rail noted above, land-locked Ethiopia is building the 656 km Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway that reduces the travel time to Djibouti port by more than 50 percent. Uganda, Eritrea and Rwanda are not this league -- compared to them, Ethiopia is an economic giant.
A candid Clinton would, however, have to rethink his "new breed" when it comes to politics. Clinton's quartet has in fact outdone the big men they replaced in clinging onto power. Museveni will have ruled for 30 years in 2016. Afewerki has ruled Eritrea for 24 years. Before he died in office in 2012, Meles had ruled Ethiopia for 21 years. Kagame has ruled Rwanda for 21 years, the initial four years through a figurehead president.
In this sense the new breed are virtually indistinguishable from the real thing -- autocrats such as Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe in power for 35 years; Angola's José Eduardo dos Santos, 36 years; Equatorial Guinea's Obiang Nguema, 36 years; and Cameroon's Paul Biya, 33 years.
Far from spearheading democratic governance, the new breed have built ruthless totalitarian regimes to a varying degree. Of the quartet Eritrea is the most closed and most repressive, routinely denying its people access to the outside world. Since independence from Ethiopia in 1993 Eritrea has been ruled by as a one-party state headed by Afewerki, who tolerates no opposition. Kagame is made of the same cloth -- the opposition is either locked, or in exile where some tend to die mysteriously.
In the case of Ethiopia, competitive politics was decimated in the mid-2000s when over 20,000 protesters against electoral malpractice, including more than 100 opposition leaders and journalists were rounded up and locked up. There is only member of the opposition in the current Ethiopian parliament. Uganda is the least iron-fisted, with a harassed opposition, and relatively dynamic independent media.
While the new breed did not turn out as Clinton envisaged, the irony of ironies is that he became the leading supporter of one of the most aggressive totalitarian among the quartet -- Kagame. Clinton portrays Kagame as a man who "forged a strong, unified and growing nation with the potential to become a model for the rest of Africa and the world." The current American administration sees Kagame rather differently, accusing him of "arbitrary or unlawful killings both inside and outside of the country, disappearances, torture, harsh conditions in prisons and detention centers..."

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The United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea will visit Djibouti and Ethiopia between February 16 and 27, to hold meetings and collect testimonies and accounts of the human rights situation in Eritrea.
The Commission of Inquiry said in Geneva that it would continue to seek the cooperation of the Government of Eritrea but it had so far received no response to its request to visit the country. Mike Smith, the Chairperson of the three-member panel said: "While we are still waiting for direct access to Eritrea, we are proceeding - as per the international standards of commissions of inquiry - to investigate alleged human rights violations by collecting information from relevant sources outside the country."
He said the visits to Djibouti and Ethiopia would provide the panel with the opportunity to hear first-hand accounts of violations of human rights from those who have recently fled Eritrea. He noted that the decision of victims and witnesses of alleged human rights violations to testify would contribute to increased international knowledge of the human rights situation in Eritrea. The Commission of Inquiry which also includes Sheila B. Keetharuth, the UN Special Rapporteur for Eritrea, was established by the Human Rights Council in June 2014.
The alleged violations to be investigated include, but are not limited to, extrajudicial killings; enforced disappearances; arbitrary arrests and detentions; torture; violations occurring during compulsory national service; and restrictions to freedoms of expression and opinion, assembly, association, religious belief and movement. Mr. Smith said the Commission would conduct the inquiry with impartiality and with no preconceptions. It would be guided by the principles of independence, impartiality, objectivity, transparency, integrity and the principle of "do no harm" with relation to guarantees of confidentiality and protection of victims and witnesses. The Commission will present a written report of its findings and recommendations to the Human Rights Council in June as well as report to the Human Rights Council in March and to UN General Assembly in September.