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  • List of latest Ethiopians 20/80 Condominium Housing owners

    It was on Sunday August 06, 2016 that the Addis Ababa City Administration Housing Management Agency handed over 39,249 condominium houses for both 10/90 and 20/80 winners.

    According to the report women and government employees were given 30% and 20% more chance. People included on the lottery draw were the ones who have continuously saved for 29 months or people who haven't stopped saving for more than 6 months.

    The condominium units are located in Kilinto, Bole Arabsa Lideta Kirkos and Project 15 Sites, Koyo Fiche, Bole Hayat Sites 3, 4 and 5.

    It was said that 1,717 condominium houses have been built for business purposes. An estimated 8 Billion birr was spent for the development of the condominium units while another 9 billion was spent on developing infrastructure around the condominiums.

    In addition to this the construction include 46 day care centers, 14 primary schools, 6 secondary schools and 4 health centers whose construction is on the final stage.

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  • Ethiopia cruise to next round

    The "Red Foxes" of Ethiopia are through to the last round of the CAF U17 AFCON qualifiers after a 2-1 home win against Egyptian little Pharaohs on Sunday.

    A brace from Abubekir Nasir in Dire Dawa City sealed the next round spot for the Coach Atinafu Alemu's prodigies on 5-2 aggregate.

    Abubekir opened the scoring early in the 11th minute, a lead that lasted into the first interval. He grabbed a brace in the 50th minute for a comfortable 2-0.

    The little Pharaohs never lost hope as they continued to press forward, and ten minutes to regulation time, Yesuf pulled the consolation to end the tie 2-1 in favor of the hosts.

    In another qualifier, Tanzania's Serengeti Boys dispatched visiting South Africa 2-0 to also book a spot in the next phase.

    Eight teams will make it to Madagascar next year for the championship.


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    Ethiopia determined to complete the Nile dam by 2017

    The Nile is the longest river in the world passing through 11 different countries including Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan and Egypt. It is the primary source of water for many of these countries especially Egypt and Sudan.



    Ethiopia is constructing electrical dam on the Nile River. The dam is expected to be completed by 2017. The target is to construct electrical dam with 145 meters high and 1780 meters long.


    This dam will hold 74 billion cubic meter water. It will also have 16 units of power production and two power houses. After its completion in the year 2017 this great Ethiopian renaissance dam is expected to produce 6000 megawatt. This will make it the biggest and the largest hydropower project in the whole Africa and the seventh biggest in the world.

    Regardless of the construction keeps going Egypt which uses 80% of Nile river remains concerned. Egypt says the diversion of the path of Nile which is done by Ethiopia will affect the normal flow of the river to its territory. The Ethiopian government says this claim is wrong because the evasion of the river is inevitable with the construction of the dam. Ethiopian government also says even after the completion of the dam Egypt will not be affected since Ethiopia hasn’t planned to use the dam for irrigation it will be used for Electrical power production, there might also be fishing area and something like that which doesn’t affect the interest of Egypt. Ethiopia claims the only reason the path of Nile is diverted is because it is impossible to build the dam where the river is flowing.

    To support its claim Ethiopia has chosenSalini construction 23 the Italian company that has the record of building 20 big dams In 4 continents. This company has won the 4.8 billion dollar (80 Billion Ethiopian Birr) contract on March 2011. The Salini construction project manager is Francesco Verdi.

    Francesco Verdi

    Egypt says its concern is from facing water crisis while the population is increasing. Egypt insists to claim the largest share of the river based on the British Nile water agreement.


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  • Haromaya University Law Team Take Part In A Global Moot Court Competition

    Haromaya University announced a team, which consists of four College of Law students and a coach, has left to Kenya,Nairobi to participate in the 2016 Regional Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Moot Court Competition.

    The competition is expected to be held at Africa Nazarene University in Kenya. The FDI moot is a global moot competition held annually, focused on the dynamic and challenging area of INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT Law which defines the respective right and obligations of host states and foreign investors.

    The delegation from College of Law consists of Alemayehu Yismaw, coach of the team and lecturer at the College, as well as Law students namely Wakgari Kebeta, Nuru Beyene, Endalkachew Abera and Andinet Adinew . Haramaya University College of Law team had submitted the memorial (written submission) to the competition’s organizer and received a confirmation that it would participate and compete in the Regional oral round for qualify to the International FDI moot competition.

    This year competition is to be held in Africa for the first time and Haramaya University team, the only team from Ethiopia will also participates for the first time, the announcement added.

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  • Ethiopian site ignores Feyisa Lilela's non-return

    Ethiopia's state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate has failed to refer to asylum-seeking athlete Feyisa Lilela in its website coverage of the return of the Olympic team from Brazil. 

    The team was received by senior government officials, including Minister of Youth and Sports, Redwan Hussein, at the Bole International Airport, it reports.   

    Feyisa won silver in the marathon, and crossed his arms at the finish line to protest against the government for its crackdown on the Oromo people, who form the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia.  

    Ethiopia’s ranking at the Rio Olympics was the lowest compared with the previous six Olympics, Fana Broadcasting Corporation points out.  

    With one gold, two silver and five bronze medals, it finished 44th in the medal table and 3rd from Africa.


     Feyisa is expected to seek asylum in the US. 

    Source :BBC AFRICA

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  • Thierry Daraize Rediscovers Veteran Ethiopian Restaurant Le Nil Bleu

    Le Nil Bleu is a charming culinary adventure. Some of the kitchen’s offerings bear too many similarities, but it’s all expertly prepared: an impressive three stars on five.

    Le Nil Bleu, a pillar of Ethiopian cuisine in Montreal since 1994, gets a look this week from Le Journal de Montréal critic Thierry Daraize. The Saint-Denis street restaurant, fresh off a makeover that has stripped the premises of some of its charm, offers diners the promise of escape “sans prendre la route, le bateau ou l’avion.” The largely stewed, and spicy dishes that emerge from the kitchen are affordable, and the fact that vegetarians can eat well here is a plus, the critic remarks.

    On a night when the restaurant is full of groups and tourists (Le Nil Bleu is attached to a hotel), Daraize’s party is greeted rather coldly. Not a good start. The server, however — “un ange qui prend son travail très au sérieux” — redeems matters in due course. Happily, food is not Le Nil Bleu’s problem. Side dishes of note include a lentil salad, confit vegetables with dates and nuts, a spicy beef tartare, and an aubergine purée (“Oh là là que c’est bon!”). The pièce de résistance consists of a “grand plateau de dégustation” with several stews portioned out on a large, fermented teff flour flatbread, i.e. the traditional Ethiopian injera. The meatless options are standouts: “elles étonnent par leurs saveurs et les épices douces.”

    Le Nil Bleu is a charming culinary adventure, Daraize writes in conclusion. Some of the kitchen’s offerings bear too many similarities, but it’s all expertly prepared. Verdict: an impressive three stars on five.


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  • Ethiopia: How to Leverage the Ethiopian Film Industry? –

    Inclination of the Ethiopian film industry seems a far cry from the nation’s culture and societal norms.

    It reflects less the real image of people’s lives. Actors’ word usage, speech accent, dressing style as well as the accentuating music are divorced from the native decorum or societal norms. According to the Ethiopian Film Makers Association Vice- President Dessalegn Hailu, most of the nation’s films are deficient in indigenous culture for the reason that they are molded by film makers who are mainly focused in the capital.

    Dessalegn also said that while the nation is rich in culture, most of the films do not reflect this reality. Even the incumbent,that has done many things, has not accorded it the required level of attention.. However, if citizens abroad, including diplomats, play due role in promoting their culture by way of buying, promoting and supporting films charged with national sentiments, the industry will thrive. Therefore, taking this in to account, the association has taken part in incorporating suggested remedial measures in the new film policy that is believed to be approved soon.

    He is of the opinion that the government should see the film industry as the other manufacturing sector. Beyond its capacity to create uneasy number of jobs and earning income to the nation, the film industry is very crucial in shaping citizen’s mind through edutainment.

    Therefore, more incentives should be offered to this sector. Facilitation like affording land and exemption of double taxation and other infrastructural development are very crucial inducements to the film industry. If these requirements are fulfilled, the industry is capable of enabling the nation to get equal or probably more returns than that of the government recognized manufacturing sectors’ income, according to Dessalegn.

    As to him, the new film policy proposal is comprised of various supportive systems that could manage problems and propel the stagnant industry in a new flow. Among the amendments, the policy proposal contains, infrastructural development including expansion of film training institutions, organizing national film council and construction of cinemas at regional level, among others. It also incorporates incentives like tax reduction,organizing annual awards,preparing billboard tables, facilitating scholarships, securing patent right and working closely with media and other public service providers to promote the nation’s film products.

    Though the problem attributable to current films being off the track of nation’s culture is lack of concept, the new policy would improve this misunderstanding by the expansion of training. And grooming producers in the perspectives of the nation’s culture will play noticeable measure in the developments of the nation distinctive cultures and languages.

    Regarding the aforementioned issues, producer Tegegn Samuel seconds Dessalegn Hailu. He said that most of the Ethiopian movies failes in portraying the real shades or life and norms of the country, for the reason that their themes and settings are confined to towns while 85 per cent of citizens are rural dwellers.

    He also criticized the accentuation sound tracks, subtitles and names that are displayed in the Amharic film logos as a strange looking for both native as well as foreign audiences. Odd as it may appear, the emblazoned logos of Amharic films have English titles and subtitles. The names of the producers are also written in English .This trend is foreign to the society and societal norms.

    Tegegn believed that if a continual training is prepared to film makers and the industry get the required recognition of stakeholders, it will pick steam through time and it will become the bolstering giant of the nation’s economy.

    The main problem in the Ethiopian film industry is lack of finance, material and expertise. Most of film producers are trained in theatrical art. However, there are notable differences between film and theater. That is why the film makers often fail to produce a movie that proves a blockbusters.

    Actress Dina Mengistu notes that today a number of business personalities are engaged in the film industry. However, eyeing at amassing profits, they negatively influence film makers to be extremely business minded and sensational. Thus, this influence is indirectly harming the sector to go astray from what the discipline dictates, freedom of art. She observed that in one way or another business personalities are supporting the sector through investing their money for film production. On the other hand, they are denying producers’ liberty. Therefore, the problem ought to be addressed through a coordinated effort of these partners.

    Though the film industry lies in the domain of art, which is an inborn , higher educational institutions are expected to expand educational accessibility that are mainly focused on how to handle film making. By the way, the incorporation of national and cultural sentiments in the nation’s movies will develop the theme and quality of films through reflecting the real image of the country and societal norms. So, the government should work on the expansion of cultural clubs and other similar institutions that could support the development of the nation’s culture, according to actress Dina.


    Addis Ababa Bureau of Culture and Tourism Film Competition and Evaluation Officer Habtamu Teklu said that though the film industry does not generate the expected income to the nation’s economy, its capacity is increasing through time and the payment for actors and budget to certain films is also improving gradually. To strengthen the sector the bureau has tried to facilitate various training programmes, though most of the invited experts did not attend the grooming, he added.

    He believed that the film industry is beset by a chain of various problems mainly with lack of policy, knowledge gaps of experts and tax problems. Noticing the queue at the gates of the capital cinemas, Habtamu said, if the sector gets the needed support and recognition it could play important role in shaping society and bolstering the national economy. That is why the bureau is doing its level best in facilitating long and shorts term training programmes and regulation modifications.

    Film Director Birhanu Shibru on his part said that currently most of the nation’s films have proved disappointing in showing the current status and life system of the people. He believed that even if there are various issues and historical matters as well as distinctive cultures, the nation films are foregrounding only urban life.

    He said that the interest of film makers tilts to producing films that could grab the audience’s feeling with easy and funny matters but with less or no theme. And they do not make a pre-research when they set out to produce films. The main reason to this is the influence of business personalities, who are spending money to make films looking solely its profits.

    However, he said while they are few in number there are films that paint strong reality. He mentioned films like rebuni, yegir eta, lomi shita and yenegen alweldm, among others, as the notable films produced recently and which blend both the art and life status of Ethiopians.

    He said if a film is made with a theme borrowed from citizens’ heartbeat, thoughts, claims and need with an attractive presentation, it no doubt will elbow aside many movies in its way into the hearts of film goers and producers alike. And it will be more educative than merely an entertainment. He pointed out the main problems of the nation film industry is lack of producers interest to dig deep in search of social issues, reluctance to engage in demanding tasks, deficiency of knowledge and capital. He observed that producers, unknowingly, mostly, cut out some significant illustrations from a certain movie during production. Even they miss the incorporation of names of the crew and year of production.


    Discussing about artists performance Birhanu underlined that the actors are highly deceived by their fame and they mostly engage in wrong doings. Moreover they at times become unruly to their directors. This is another shortcoming that is straining the growth of the industry. Therefore “We need to be more critical on ethics during the training of how to make films.”

    If stakeholders make a concerted effort on film, the sector will grow and be source of significant income to the nation’s economy. Moreover, it will help citizens to enjoy edutainment products by criticizing shortcomings and lauding strong sides of individuals, the society, government and institutions. Such products will also help citizens revert back and relive the time they spent together. As a film is the reflection of the society it records both positive and negative happenings of life.

    Therefore, the nation film industry is mainly growing with the amendment of film policy because most of the nation problems emerge out of lack of advanced systems. He believed that if the new film policy is approved, the sector will see notable changes for the reason that the policy could have various incentives including tax cuts, training programmes, promotions, and other indispensable measures.

    According to Birhanu the media also needs to play its own role by making film review, informing weekly film programmes and showing the films with legal formality. He said this means a lot to the industry because, beside boosting the number of audiences it could serve as an archive. Furthermore, the film makers could enjoy the value of their overwhelming endeavour.

    To sum up, it is believed that art is instrumental in educating people of a certain country in a way facts and incidents remains seared on the mind for long. Motivating the society to rally behind the development of their nation is done through media with various mechanisms. However, since art is a life long story telling scheme, the government should complement the sector with added support.

    On the other hand, the sector is one of the most profitable and economy bolstering manufacturing industry that could generate enormous job opportunities. Furthermore, it will boost the creation of conscious working task force that is a key in the development sphere. Therefore, all stakeholders ought actively engage in the development of the sector.

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  • Five reasons To Visit Ethiopia - on the world's Newest Passenger plane

     Ethiopian Airlines has launched the first regular scheduled Airbus A350-XWB service from the UK. 

    This is the latest and most technologically advanced model from Airbus, and on Sunday Ethiopian began using it on its daily Heathrow-Addis Ababa route.

    Top five reasons to visit Ethiopia are: 

    1. The rock churches of Lalibela are hewn from solid stone and represent the flourishing of 12th-century Ethiopian Christianity
    2. Also in the north of the country, the Danakil Depression is one of the hottest places on Earth - a desert region containing a geological kaleidoscope of fantastically coloured rocks and deposits.
    3. The Simien Mountains National Park is a plateau rift by deep valleys and craggy pinnacles, covering 220 square kilometres of northern Ethiopia. It's has outstanding trekking and rambling.
    4. In the south, Lake Langano has several eco lodges on its shores, and the ancient hilltop city of Harar is famous for its idiosyncratic relationship with wild hyenas - it encourages the beasts to roam the streets at night as a form of garbage disposal.
    5. The capital Addis Ababa sits in rolling hills 2,355m above sea level and is a safe and atmospheric city of three million people. Sights include the skeleton of Lucy (the world's oldest yet discovered skeleton estimated to be 3.2 million years old), the palace of former emperor Haile Selassie, and the Merkato - an astonishing array of stalls that's reputed to be the largest in Africa. The city also has a distinctive food and jazz scene.

    Passenger benefits include the widest cabin of any twin aisles plane, windows that are larger than in previous Airbus models, and a cabin pressurized down to 6,000ft - similar to Boeing's 787 Dreamliner - which has the effect of reducing dehydration and helping minimize the effects of jet lag.

    The aircraft is manufactured from 53 per cent ultra light weight composite materials, which helps to make it the most fuel-efficient Airbus aircraft yet built. 

    Ethiopian Airlines is a Star Alliance member and the largest and fastest growing airline in Africa. It currently serves 113 destinations with a fleet of 78 aircraft.

    Non-stop flights from Heathrow or Dublin to Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa take about seven hours, and while the country is booming as a tourist destination due to its unique mix of history, wildlife and culture, just 30 per cent of passengers from the UK currently visit Ethiopia.

    The company's A350's are configured with 313 seats in economy (32" seat pitch, 3:3:3 abreast), and at 18" wide they are half and inch wider than on Virgin Atlantic and an inch wider than on British Airways. There are 30 seats in its 'Cloud Nine' business class, which are fully flat seat/beds with a 78" seat pitch and configured 2:2:2.

    Economy and business class have HD and fully touch screen seat back screens showing a decent selection of films and TV programs. The airline has won many awards for its service and crews. 

     Ethiopian Airline's 'Vision 2025' envisages the airline carrying 18 million passengers to 120 cities by 2025. 

     Ethiopia has seen its GDP growing at an annual clip of around 11 per cent for the past seven years. It's also the headquarters of the African Union and is a growing market for foreign investment.

    Ethiopian Airlines started flying 70 years ago and has a strong safety record. With 12 787's in service already (and four more on order), plus two A350's flying (with 12 more to come) the airline has a young fleet with an average age of just 4.3 years.

    Source: The Telegraph

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  • 22 Juice Recipes to Detox Every Organ in Your Body (And Burn Fat)



    This article was originally published by Healthy Homestead.

    Lately, the term detox has been used for almost everything.

    You can detox your mouthdetox your liverfoods to detox your body and so on.

    I’ve written on almost every detox practice there is, and today, I want to share with you some simple, delicious and tasty detox drinks for weight loss that will help you shed pounds as easy as it can be.

    Before I share you the drinks, I feel obligated to explain what detox actually is.

    With our diet and all “thanks” to the processed food we eat on a daily basis, we consume lots of toxins.

    These toxins accumulate in our body, and they are doing enormous harm to our body.

    One of the reasons why we accumulate body fat around the belly is toxins. So, by removing (detox) these toxins, we are losing weight.

    With that being said, let’s take a look at some of these detox drinks for weight loss.

    Pomegranate, Lemon, and Pineapple

    Pomegranates have been gaining popularity recently to a level few people could anticipate.

    So, why not capitalize on the trend?

    Toss in some lemon and pineapple, and you’ve got yourself a great detox drink for weight loss.

    If you didn’t know it, pomegranate contains, even more, antioxidants than green tea, making it extremely beneficial for you.

    The lemon is there to balance the sweetness of the pineapple and the pomegranate.

    Recipe –

    Green Juice

    I will share several “green” detox drinks for weight loss with you, but let’s start from the basic one.

    The idea here is that you get all the beneficial nutrients from your green veggies, without eating them.

    You want cucumber, collards, and spinach, some of the best greens in there to help you hydrate and boost your metabolism.



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  • The boy from Namibia built a phone working without a sim card

    Meet Simon Petrus, a Namibian Grade 12 learner who has invented a mobile phone that is not only SIM-less, but also doesn’t require airtime to make calls

    It may not be the sleek, light or slim structure that we’ve come to expect from our mobile phones, but it does the job and more importantly… it does it for free.

    Using spare parts from a telephone and a television set, Petrus has built a handset that uses radio frequencies to place calls anywhere as long as there is signal. The invention also functions off power supplied through a radiator.

    READ MORE: Meet the teen brothers behind a web browser to rival Google Chrome

    According to Namibian publication New Erait took Petrus two years to develop his invention, which was funded by his unemployed parents, and cost around N$2 000 (R2 000) to produce.

    The unit also features sockets that enable cellphones to be charged, a light bulb and a fan as well as the capability to watch TV through his box.

    Petrus’s invention has already earned him first place in the regional leg of the NamPower schools competition and he will now go on to compete in the national finals round.

    This is the second time he’s reached this stage of the competition, after clinching a gold medal last year for a two-in-one seed drier and cooler machine he invented.

    Taimi Vatileni, Petrus’s physical science teacher at Abraham Iyambo Senior Secondary School in the rural Ohangwena region, says Petrus is his top performing student.

    READ MORE: From scrap to powering a village

    “When he won last year, some judges were of the opinion that there was an engineer at home who was helping him. But the only help he has is from us the teachers here at school. He came up with his own project,” Vatileni was quoted saying.

    A young star on the rise and an African inventor to watch, Petrus has aspirations to pursue a career in electronics engineering.

    Source: New Era

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