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The US space agency Nasa has picked the companies it hopes can take the
country's astronauts back into space.
It is awarding up $6.2bn to the Boeing and SpaceX firms, to help them finish the
development of new crew capsules.
Since the space…
Added by Dessalew Yeshiwas on September 17, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments
EDINBURGH, Scotland — Politicians are making their final pleas to Scottish voters Wednesday, the last day of campaigning before they head to the polls to vote on independence.
Opinion polls put the two sides neck-and-neck ahead of Thursday’s historic referendum, which could see Scotland split from…Continue
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Kerri Costello, Kim Smith look forward to homebuilding mission trip to Ethiopia
TRURO - They haven't really travelled together, but that will soon change for sisters Kerri Costello and Kim Smith
Raissa Tetanish - Truro Daily…
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China-based handset manufacturer, Tecno Group has concluded plans to build a factory in Ethiopia to enhance its presence in African market, investigations have revealed.
BusinessDay learnt that Tecno, which already runs two factories in the Ethiopian capital, chose Ethiopia for the ‘third phase’ mobile phone assembly and production plant ahead of Nigeria because of what industry sources linked to security challenges facing…Continue
Added by Hiwot on September 16, 2014 at 11:43pm — No Comments
An Ethiopian housemaid used a hot iron to scald the back of her employer’s little son, causing severe burns to the boy’s body.
Doctors at a public hospital in the southern town of Damad said the boy suffered from bad burns on the back and other parts of his body.
Police arrested the maid after the boy’s father reported her, according to ‘Ajel’ newspaper which said she was being questioned on her motives.
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By Zerihun Getachew, Source: ERTA
Yara, a Norwegian fertilizer producer, awarded Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin, founder and outgoing CEO of the Ethiopia Commodities Exchange (ECX) and Dr. Agnes Kalibata, former Rwandan Minister of Agriculture, the Yara Prize for African Green Revolution.
An internationally recognized thought leader on African agricultural transformation, Dr. Eleni was awarded for "showing visionary and remarkable leadership in…Continue
A 30-year-old man in Qatif has been sentenced to six months in prison and 90 lashes for having illicit relations with a Ethiopian housemaid.
The defendant was given 30 days to appeal to the ruling.
The maid’s sponsor felt the presence of a stranger in her room at dawn, but was unable to catch him because he pushed past her and fled.
The sponsor said the man tried to apologize the next day, but the sponsor refused his apologies and filed a complaint with…Continue
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Ethiopia’s foreign policy is anchored on three pillars: economic diplomacy, engaging members of the Diaspora and promoting a stable geopolitical landscape in the region. The command centre of these national aspirations, on Menelik II Avenue, appears to be overly preoccupied with the issue of the Diaspora, judging by a recent report the Minister, Tedros Adhanom (PhD), circulated among his chief directors, gossip disclosed.
Pretty much, the economic diplomacy has increasingly become a…Continue
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By Lahra Smith, WashingtonPost
Most of the discussion around citizenship considers the laws or rules determining eligibility. Americans debate whether there should be an expansion of “pathways to citizenship” for immigrants. In Nepal, rights activists are bringing attention to a…Continue
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With all this talk about introversion and extroversion these days, you might already know which one you identify with. But the way our brains are wired —…Continue
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By Eskedar Kifle, Capital Ethiopia
Tsehay Real Estate announced that it will officially start selling its apartments on Monday September 15th as 70 percent of the construction on its residential buildings has been completed. According to Yijun Wang, Deputy General Manager of the real estate company, the price tags for the apartments per square meter starts from 16,000 Birr and goes all the way up to 28,000 Birr.
“We are targeting the higher income customers because it is a top…
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Tele cancels employee housing plan
By Muluken Yewondwossen, Capital Ethiopia
Ethio telecom (et) has canceled a plan to finance a housing development that it promised its employees a year ago. The state telecom monopoly that registered interested home buyers, who work at et branches in Addis Ababa, who do not currently have their own home stated that it will not go ahead with the previous plan.
According to the latest annual meeting between the employees and the management, the…
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PITTSBURGH — An ex-prosecutor and his wife have been sentenced for endangering the welfare of two adopted Ethiopian children after county welfare officials found the boy had been underfed and the girl physically abused.
Douglas Barbour, 35, who resigned from the state attorney general’s office last year, pleaded no contest to misdemeanor counts in June and was sentenced to five years’ probation on Monday. Kristen Barbour, a 32-year-old stay-at-home mother who was the…Continue
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By Zerihun Getachew, ERTA
The first Science Museum of Ethiopia, which is said to help promoting science and research in the country, has been opened Monday at the Addis Ababa Science and Technology University.
The University has established the museum and Engineering and Mathematics Center, in cooperation with Israeli aid agencies based in the US.
Minister of Education Shiferaw Shigutie said on the opening ceremony that the museum levels…Continue
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Cuba to send 165 doctors and nurses to fight Ebola, the largest offer of a foreign medical team – yet its poorer than Nigeria and South Africa.
US President Barack Obama will try to…Continue
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ROSE TROUP BUCHANAN, Independent
Mr Obama will offer Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf aid to construct 17 new Ebola treatment centres in the region, equalling around 1,700 treatment beds.
Previously the Pentagon had offered Liberia a 25-bed portable hospital.
The American administration's change of pace comes after Mr Obama’s visit to the Federal Centre for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, as fears rise the virus could spread if it…Continue
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SECURITY personnel in Kapiri Mposhi have arrested 48 Ethiopian nationals for unlawful entry after they were found in a containerized truck.
Alert officers uncovered one of the biggest human smuggling scams in recent years, after they intercepted the truck in Kapiri Mposhi on Saturday night.
Both Immigration Department and police confirmed the arrest yesterday.
The 48 were travelling in a Tanzanian containerised Scania-BDI truck…Continue
Added by Daniel on September 15, 2014 at 9:04pm — No Comments
WASHINGTON (WJLA) – A pedestrian was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver early Sunday in Northwest Washington.
Sunday afternoon, police identified the man as 26 year-old Bareket Haile of Northeast D.C.
D.C. police say Haile was hit in the 2700 block of Georgia Ave. NW at approximately 3:17 a.m.
The vehicle, a black or dark-colored 4-door sedan, possibly a Chrysler product, with chrome stock wheels, kept going after hitting the man.
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በእድሜ የገፉ ሰዎች ላይ የሚታየው አይነት የአለመርካት ባህርይ ይታይብኛል፡፡ በቃ፣ ምንም ማለት ይቻላል የሚያረካኝ ነገር የለም፡፡ ተከራይቼ የምኖርበት ኮንደሚኒየም፣ ልጆቼን የማስተምርበት ትምህርት ቤት፣ በየሚዲያው የምሰማቸው ወሬዎች፣ የከተማይቱ የውሃ እና የመብራት አቅርቦት፣ የአብዛኛው…Continue
Police have seized "substantial amounts of explosives" and suicide vests in raids on a suspected terrorist cell in the Ugandan capital of Kampala.
Nineteen people were arrested in the operation against a suspected Al Shabaab group on Saturday, and a Ugandan official said the action prevented an…Continue
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