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Inform       Today is Tuesday, July 07, 2020 and day 189 of the year.

What's behind the dispute over Africa's largest dam project?

Informed a week ago

Worth watching: ⁦Al Jazeera brought in guests to talk about views from Ethiopia,Egypt and Sudan on the #GERD. Eng. Gedion Asfaw, a member of the Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam Negotiating team, puts facts on the table regarding the contentious issues in the tripartite talks.

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Ethiopia’s letter addressed to UN Security Council regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)

Informed a week ago

Ethiopia has restated its position on its Grand Renaissance Dam through a letter to the United Nations Security Council. The announcement came after Egypt called the UNSC for the second time to intervene in the trilateral negotiations on GERD. In its letter to the UNSC, Ethiopia reiterated that the Grand Rennaissance Dam is not a threat to peace and security. And, Ethiopia expressed concern over Egypt’s second request to the UNSC after breaking down the trilateral talks on the dam. The Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew, thourgh his letter to the Security Council, reaffirmed that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will not cause any harm to downstream countries and pose peace and security threats.  



Kim Jong Un calls off military plans

Informed 2 weeks ago

After weeks of ratcheting up tensions on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea took a step back on Wednesday with an announcement in state-run media that leader Kim Jong Un has called off military plans against South Korea.

 


Source:  UPI

COVID-19 medical supplies donation to South Sudan

Informed Jun 06, 2020 at 10:34 AM

Ethiopia donated 17,000 Kg of COVID-19 medical supplies to the Republic of South Sudan. Ambassador Beatrice KhamisaWani-Noah, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of South Sudan received the Ethiopian delegation that delivered the medical supply at Juba International Airport. Ambassador Redwan Hussein, Minister of State of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia and head of the delegation handed over the medical supplies to Ambassador MayenDutWo, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of South Sudan. The Undersecretary commended Ethiopia's support of COVID-19 medical supplies to his country at this difficult time.  



New Cold War

Informed May 25, 2020 at 12:06 PM

China's proposed national security legislation for Hong Kong could lead to US sanctions and threaten the city's status as a financial hub, the White House has said.
Beijing, meanwhile, warned of a "new Cold War" with the United States, saying the country had been infected by a "political virus" compelling people there to continually attack China.  


Source:  aljazeera

The killing of two terrorists by The United States Africa Command (Africom)

Informed May 23, 2020 at 03:51 AM

The United States Africa Command (Africom) confirmed the killing of two terrorists inside Qunyo Barrow area in Sothern Somalia on Sunday. In a statement, Africom said the two were killed in an air strike targeting Al Shabaab militants in an operation conducted in coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia. "The US support to our Somali partners is and will remain strong," said Africom's director of operations Major General William Gayler. The statement claimed that there were no reported civilian casualties in the strike.  


Source:  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ethiopia

€4 million support

Informed May 23, 2020 at 03:47 AM

Finland has provided a €4 million support to help finance the implementation of Ethiopia’s One WASH National Program II (OWNP II). Ambassador of Finland to Ethiopia, Helena Airaksinen, signed the agreement representing her country. In a tweet on Monday (May 18), ambassador Airaksinen said that the agreement was made “to support Ethiopia to improve water and sanitation services and hygiene, which are all essential in COVID19 prevention.”  


Source:  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ethiopia

የሕገመንግሥት ጉዳዮች አጣሪ ጉባኤ ውይይት

Informed May 18, 2020 at 10:42 AM

የሕገመንግሥት ጉዳዮች አጣሪ ጉባኤ የከፍተኛ የሕገመንግሥት ባለሙያዎች አስተያየት ዛሬ ከቀኑ 8፡00 ሰአት ጀምሮ በኢቲቪ በቀጥታ ስርጭት ይተላለፋል  



አሜሪካ ከህዳሴ ግድብ አደራዳሪነት እንድትወጣ የሚጠይቀው የዋሽግተን ዲሲ ሰልፍ

Informed Feb 28, 2020 at 10:15 AM

Informer:  askwala
ኢትዮጵያ፣ ግብፅና ሱዳን በታላቁ ህዳሴ ግድብ ግንባታ ዙርያ የሚያደርጉትን ድርድር የአሜሪካ መንግሥት ቀደሞ በታዛቢነት አሁን ደግሞ በአደራዳሪነት መግባቱን በመቃወም በአሜሪካ፣ ዋሽንግተን ዲሲ የሚኖሩ ኢትዮጵያውያን ሰላማዊ ሰልፍ እያካሄዱ ነው።
የሰልፉ አስተባባሪ እና የዲሲ ግብረ ኃይል ተወካይ አቶ ጣሰው መላከሕይወት ለቢቢሲ እንደተናገሩት፤ ዋነኛ ጥያቄያቸው አሜሪካ ከአደራዳሪነት እንድትወጣ ነው። አሜሪካ እንዲሁም የዓለም ባንክ ከአደራዳሪነት ወደ ታዛቢነት እንዲመለሱ እንደሚፈልጉም አክለዋል።

"ሰልፉን የጠራነው የአሜሪካ መንግሥት ቀደም ሲል በታዛቢነት አሁን ደግሞ በአደራዳሪነት ለመግባት ኢትዮጵያ ላይ ያልተገባ ተጽዕኖ እየፈጠረ ስለሆነ፤ ያንን ተጽዕኖ ከኢትዮጵያ እንዲያነሳ ለመጠየቅ ነው" ሲሉ ለቢቢሲ ተናግረዋል።

ኢትዮጵያ በዋሽንግተን የመጨረሻ ቀጠሮ ተይዞለት በነበረው የታላቁ ህዳሴ ግድብ ቀጣይ ድርድር ላይ እንደማትሳተፍ ለአሜሪካ ማሳወቋ ይታወሳል።  


Source:  BBC Amharic

የሚዛን-ቴፒ ዩኒቨርስቲ ተዘጋ

Informed Feb 19, 2020 at 09:17 AM

Informer:  askwala
የደቡብ ኢትዮጵያ የሚዛን-ቴፒ ዩኒቨርስቲ፣ በደም አፋሳሽ ግጭትና ግድያ በምትታበጠዉ በቴፒ ከተማ የሚገኘዉን የማስተማሪያ ቅርንጫፉን (ካምፓሱን) ዘጋ።ዩኒቨርሲቲው ትናንት በለጠፈው ማስታወቂያ የቴፒ ቅርንጫፉን ከዛሬ ጀምሮ ለሁለት ሳምንታት ዘግቶታል። ተማሪዎች ግቢውን ለቀው ወደየቤተሰቦቻቸው እንዲሄዱ አሳስቧልም።ማስታወቂያዉ ዩኒቨርሲቲው ተማሪዎቹ ጥሪ እስኪደረግላቸው ድረስ በያሉበት እንዲጠባበቁ ከማሳሰብ ባለፍ የዘጋበትን ምክንያት አልጠቀሰም።ይሁን የተቋሙን ግቢ ዛሬ በመልቀቅ ላይ የሚገኙ ተማሪዎች ዩኒቨርሲቲው ያሰናበታቸው በከተማዋ በየጊዜው የሚቀሰቀሱ ግጭቶችን በመፍራት ነዉ ባዮች ናቸዉ።የሚዛን ቴፒ ዩኒቨርሲቲ ፕሬዝዳንት ዶክተር አህመድ ሙስጠፋም ዩኒቨርስቲያቸዉ የቴፒ ቅርንጫፉን የዘጋበት ምክንያት ከተማውን በየጊዜዉ የሚረብሸዉ ተኩስ፣የተማሪና አስተማሪዎችን እንቅስቃሴና ሰላም በማወኩ ነዉ።በዚሕም ምክንያት ተማሪዎቹ የመጀመሪያው ወሰነ ትምህርት ማጠቃለያ ፈተና ከመሰጠቱ በፊት ወደየቤተሰቦቻቸው ሄደው እረፍት እንዲያደርጉ በዩኒቨርሲቲው ሴኔት መወሰኑን ፕሬዝዳንቱ አረጋግጠዋል።  


Source:  ዶይቼ ቬለ

33ኛ የአፍሪካ ህብረት የመሪዎች ጉባዔ

Informed Feb 10, 2020 at 11:18 AM

Informer:  askwala
የአፍሪቃ መሪዎች ፕሬዚዳንት ትራምፕ ለመካከለኛው ምስራቅ ሰላም መፍትሔ ነው ያሉትን ሀሳብ አወገዙ። ለሁለት ቀናት በሚቆየው እና ዛሬ በጀመረው 33ኛ የአፍሪካ ህብረት የመሪዎች ጉባዔ ላይ ንግግር ያሰሙት የአፍሪካ ህብረት ኮሚሽን ሊቀ መንበር ሙሳ ፋቂ መሃመት ባለፈው ወር የቀረበው የሰላም ሀሳብ ዓለም አቀፋን ማህበረሰብ ያላሳተፈ እና የፍልስጤማውያንን መብት የማያከብር ነው ብለዋል። የጉባኤው ታዳሚያንም በጭብጨባ አጋርነታቸውን ገልፀዋል። የህብረቱ የ 2020 ሊቀ መንበር ሆነው የተመረጡት የደቡብ አፍሪካው ፕሬዚዳንት ሲሪል ራማፎሳ ደግሞ « አፍሪቃን እንገንባ ጠመንጃዎቹን ዝም እናሰኛቸው» ሲሉ ጥሪያቸውን አሰምተዋል። ሀሙስ ዕለት ከጀርመን መራሂተ መንግስት ጋር የተገናኙት ራማፎሳ ሊቢያ እና ደቡብ ሱዳን ውስጥ ያሉትን ግጭቶች መቋጨት ቅድሚያ የሚሰጡት አላማቸው እንደሚሆን ገልፀው ነበር። ከዚህም በተጨማሪ በሴቶች መብት ላይ መስራት እንደሚሹ ራማፎሳ ተናግረዋል። ራማፎሳ የአንድ ዓመት የሊቀመንበርነት ስልጣናቸውን የተቀበሉት ከግብፁ መሪ ፕሬዚዳንት አብደል ፋታህ አል ሲሲ ነው።  


Source:  ዶይቼ ቬለ

የገናሌ ዳዋ ቁጥር 3 የኤሌክትሪክ ኃይል ማመንጫ ተመረቀ

Informed Feb 05, 2020 at 10:08 AM

Informer:  askwala
ደቡብ ምሥራቅ ኢትዮጵያ በዳዋ ወንዝ ተፋሰስ ላይ የተገነባው የገናሌ ዳዋ ቁጥር 3 የኤሌክትሪክ ኃይል ማመንጫ ጠቅላይ ሚንሥትር ዐቢይ አህመድ በተገኙበት ትናንት መመረቁ ተዘገበ። 9 ዓመታት ለዘለቀው የኃይል ማመንጫ ግንባታ 451 ሚሊዮን ዶላር ወጪ እንደፈሰሰበትም ታውቋል። የገናሌ ዳዋ ቁጥር 3 የኤሌክትሪክ ኃይል ማመንጫ ግንባታ የተጀመረው በ2003 ዓ.ም ነበር። ፕሮጀክቱ የተመራው በቻይናው ጌዙባ ግሩፕ ኃላፊነቱ የተወሰነ ኩባንያ (CGGC)መኾኑም ተጠቅሷል። የኃይል ማመንጫው ሦስት ጀኔነሬተሮች እንዳለው እና እያንዳንዳቸውም 84.7 ሜጋ ዋት በድምሩ 254 ሜጋ ዋት ኃይል የማመንጨት አቅም እንዳላቸው ተዘግቧል።  


Source:  ዶይቼ ቬለ

የአሜሪካ የጉዞ እገዳ

Informed Feb 04, 2020 at 10:22 AM

Informer:  askwala
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የደኅንነት ደረጃዎችን አያሟሉም ሲሉ የዩናይትድ ስቴትስ ባለሥልጣናት በፈረጇቸው ስድስት ተጨማሪ ሃገሮች ላይ የትረምፕ አስተዳደር በሕጋዊው ኢሚግሬሽን ላይ ገደብ እንደሚጥል አስታውቋል።
ከኪርጊዝስታን፣ ከማያንማር፣ ከኤርትራ፣ ከናይጀሪያ፣ ከሱዳንና ከታንዛንያ ወደ ዩናይትድ ስቴትስ ለመጓዝ በሚፈልጉ ሰዎች ወይም ኢሚግራንቶች ላይ አንዳንድ የመግቢያ ፍቃዶች ወይም ቪዛዎች ላይ አዳዲስ እገዳዎችን እንደሚያደርጉ ባለሥልጣናቱ ተናግረዋል።

አዋጁ ላይ ፕሬዚዳንቱ የፊታችን ዐርብ ከፈረሙ በኋላ ከየካቲት 12/2012 ዓ.ም. ጀምሮ ተግባራዊ እንደሚደረግ ታውቋል።  


Source:  VOA

አዲስ አበባ ጠ/ሚ ዓቢይ በተወካዮች ም/ቤት የሰጡት ማብራሪያ

Informed Feb 04, 2020 at 09:49 AM

Informer:  askwala
የታገቱ የዶምቢዶሎ ዩኒቨርስቲ ተማሪዎች ጉዳይ ውስብስብ እና መንግሥትም እደፈለገው መናገር ያልቻለበት መሆኑን የኢትዮጵያ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዶክተር ዓቢይ አህመድ አስታወቁ።ዶክተር ዓቢይ ትናንት በኢትዮጵያ የህዝብ ተወካዮች ምክር ቤት ከምክር ቤቱ አባላት የዶምቢዶሎ ዩኒቨርስቲ ተማሪዎችን ጉዳይ ጨምሮ በሌሎች የሀገሪቱ ወቅታዊ ጉዳዮች ላይ ለተነሱላቸው ጥያቄዎች በሰጡት መልስ እስካሁን እገታውን ፈጽሜያለሁ ብሎ ራሱን ይፋ ያደረገ የተደራጀ ኃይል እንደሌለ ተናግረዋል።የመከላከያ ሠራዊት በአካባቢው ባደረገው አሰሳም የተጎዳም ይሁን የሞተ አለማግኘቱን ገልጸዋል። የሰዎቹ ሕይወት ለአደጋ እንዳይጋለጥ መንግሥት ጉዳዩን በጥንቃቄ መያዙን ያስረዱት ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ ጉዳዩን ለማጣራት የተቋቋመው ኮሚቴ ስራውን ሲያጠናቅቅ ውጤቱን ለህዝብ ይፋ እንደሚያደርግም ገልጸዋል።የምዕራብ ወለጋ የፀጥታ ችግር በተመለከተ ለቀረበላቸው ጥያቄ በሰጡት መልስ የመንግሥት ፍላጎት ችግሩን በድርድርና በንግግር በሰላማዊ መንገድ መፍታት መሆኑን አስታውቀዋል።ያም ሆኖ መንግሥት ሕጋዊ እርምጃ መውሰዱ የግድ እንደሚሆን ነገር ግን ችግሩን በሰላም እንዲፈታ የሚፈልግ ኃይል ካለ እንደሚቀበል ገልጸዋል።ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዓቢይ በትናንት የምክር ቤት ገለጻቸው የመንግሥት የልማት ድርጅቶችን ወደ ግል ስለማዛወር ፣ስለ ኢትዮ ቴሌኮም እና ስለ ህዳሴ ግድብ እና ሌሎች ጉዳዮች ማብራሪያ ሰጥተዋል።  


Source:  ዶይቼ ቬለ

የኅዳሴ ጉዳይ የጋራ መግለጫ

Informed Feb 03, 2020 at 11:03 AM

Informer:  askwala
በኅዳሴ ግድብ ጉዳይ ላለፉት ሦስት ቀናት የመከሩት ኢትዮጵያ፣ ግብፅና ሱዳን እንዲሁም ዩናይትድ ስቴትስና የዓለም ባንክ የጋራ መግለጫ አውጥተዋል።

የዩናይትድ ስቴትስ የገንዘብ ሚኒስቴር የሕዝብ ጉዳዮች ቢሮ ዛሬ ባሠራጨው መግለጫ የኢትዮጵያ፣ የግብፅና የሱዳን የውጭ ጉዳይ ሚኒስትሮችና ልዑኮቻቸው በታላቁ የኢትዮጵያ ኅዳሴ ግድብ አሞላልና ሥራ ላይ ከጥር 19/2012 ዓ.ም. እስከ ዛሬ ጥር 22/2012 ዓ.ም. ዋሺንግተን ዲ.ሲ. ውስጥ ባደረጉት ድርድር ላይ በታዛቢነት እየተሣተፉ ካሉት የዩናይትድ ስቴትስ የገንዘብ ሚኒስትር እና የዓለም ባንክ ፕሬዚዳንት ጋር መገናኘታቸውን አስታውቋል።

በስብሰባዎቻቸው ማብቂያ ሚኒስትሮቹ በአጠቃላይ ስምምነቱ መፈረም ባለባቸው ሦስት ነጥቦች ላይ ስምምነት ላይ መድረሳቸውን አመልክቷል።

ነጥቦቹም አንደኛ፣ የታላቁ ኅዳሴ ግድብ ደረጃ በደረጃ አሞላል የጊዜ ሰሌዳ፤ ሁለተኛ፣ በድርቅና በተራዘመ ድርቅ ጊዜና በተራዘሙ ደረቅ ዓመታት ወቅት የግድቡ አሞላል ቅነሳ ሥርዓት፤ እንዲሁም ሦስተኛ፣ በድርቅና በተራዘመ ድርቅ ጊዜና በተራዘሙ ደረቅ ዓመታት ግድቡን የማንቀሳቀስ ዓመታዊና የተራዘመ ጊዜ ቅነሳ ሥርዓት መሆናቸውን የጋራ መግለጫው አመልክቷል።

በተጨማሪም ሚኒስትሮቹና ልዑኮቻቸው በመደበኛው የእርጥበትና የውኃ ግኝት ሁኔታዎች ውስጥ በግድቡ ዓመታዊና የተራዘመ ጊዜ የማንቀሳቀስ ሥርዓት ዝግጅት ማጠናቀቅ ላይ እንዲሁም በቅንጅት ሥርዓት፣ በውዝግብ አፈታት ደንቦችና በመረጃ ልውውጥ ላይ መወያየታቸውንና መስማማታቸውንም መግለጫው ጠቁሟል።

በተጨማሪም ለግድቡ ደኅንነትና ለተንጠለጠሉ የተፈጥሮ አካባቢና የማኅበራዊ ጫና ጥናቶችም መፍትኄ ለመስጠት መስማማታቸውም በጋራ መግለጫው ተጠቁሟል።

ከላይ የተጠቀሱትን ስምምነቶች ያካተተ የመጨረሻ የሥምምነት ሰነድ ለፌብርዋሪ 2020 ዓ.ም. መጨረሻ (የካቲት 2012 ዓ.ም. የመጨረሻ ሣምንት) እንዲያዘጋጁ ሚኒስትሮቹ ለቴክኒክና ለህግ ቡድኖቻቸው ትዕዛዝ መስጠታቸውንም መግለጫው አስታውቋል።

ወሰን ተሻጋሪ ትብብርን፣ አካባቢያዊ ልማትና ምጣኔ ኃብታዊ መቀናጀትን ግምት ውስጥ ባስገባ ሁኔታ ከስምምነቱ የሚመነጩ ጉልህ አካባቢያዊ ጥቅሞችን ሚኒስትሮቹ እንደሚገነዘቡ ወይም ዕውቅና እንደሚሰጧቸው አመልክቷል የአምስቱ ወገኖች የጋራ መግለጫ።

ጥቁር አባይን በማልማት የኢትዮጵያን፣ የግብፅንና የሱዳንን ሕዝቦች ሕይወቶች ለማሻሻል የወሰን ተሻጋሪ ትብብርን አስፈላጊነት ሚኒስትሮቹ በድጋሚ ማረጋገጣቸውን የጋራ መግለጫው አመልክቷል።  


Source:  VOA

ፍልስጤማውያን በሊባኖስ ለተቃውሞ አደባባይ ወጡ

Informed Feb 03, 2020 at 10:52 AM

Informer:  askwala
የእስራኤል እና ፍልስጤማውያንን ግጭት በዘላቂነት ይፈታል በማለት ዩናይትድ ስቴትስ ያቀረበችውን የሰላም ሃሳብ በመቃወም በመቶዎች የሚቆጠሩ ፍልስጤማውያን እና ሊባኖሳውያን ሊባኖስ በሚገኘው የዩናይትድ ስቴትስ ኤምባሲ ፊት ለፊት ተቃውሟቸውን አሰሙ። ሰልፈኞቹ የፍልስጤምን ሰንደቅ አላማ በመያዝ «ሞት ለአሜሪካ ፣ሞት ለእስራኤል! በሞታችን የፍልስጤም ትንሳዔ እናረጋግጣለን የሚሉ መፈክሮችን ሲያሰሙ መዋላቸውን AFP ዘግቧል። በፕሬዚዳንት ዶናልድ ትራምፕ የረቀቀው ይኸው የሰላም ሃሳብ የእየሩሳሌም ከተማን ጨምሮ ሌሎች በእስራኤል ተይዘው ያሉትን አካባቢዎች ለእስራኤል ይሰጣል። ሰልፈኞቹ በቤይሩት በሚገኘው የአሜሪካ ኤምባሲ አጥር ድረስ በመጠጋታቸው ፖሊስ አስለቃሽ ጋስ በመጠቀም በትኗቸዋል። በትንሹ ሶስት ሰዎችን በቁጥጥር ስር መዋላቸውም ተነግሯል። በሊባኖስ በአስር ሺዎች የሚቆጠሩ ፍልስጤማውያን ስደተኞች የሚገኙ ሲሆን በ12 የስደተኞች ጣቢያዎች የሰላም ሃሳቡ ይፋ ከተደረገበት ጊዜ ጀምሮ ተቃውሟቸውን በማሰማት ላይ ይገኛሉ። የፍልስጤሙ ፕሬዚዳንት መሀሙድ አባስ ቅዳሜ ጥር 23 ያደረጉትን ጥሪ ተከትሎ በግብጽ ተሰባስበው የነበሩት የአረብ ሊግ አባል ሃገራት የሰላም ሃሳቡን ውድቅ አድርገውታል።  


Source:  ዶይቼ ቬለ

ባህርዳር ተቃውሞ ሰልፎች በተለያዩ የአማራ ክልል ከተሞች

Informed Jan 29, 2020 at 10:11 AM

Informer:  askwala
ከደምቢዶሎ ዩኒቨርሲቲ ወደ ቤተሰቦቻቸው ሲመለሱ ማንነታቸው ባልታወቀ ሰዎች የታገቱት በአብዛኛው ሴት የዩኒቨርሲቲ ተማሪዎች እንዲለቀቁ መንግሥትን የሚጠይቁ ሰልፎች በአማራ ክልል የተለያዩ ከተሞች ዛሬ ተከናወኑ። ወደ አደባባዮች የተመሙት ሰልፈኞች «ተማሪዎቹ የት ናቸዉ? እህቶቻችንን መልሱ፤ ስለታገቱት ተማሪዎች ዝም አልንልም፤ ፍትኅ ለታገቱ እህት ወንድሞቻችን፤ የሕግ የበላይነት ይከበር፤ መንግሥት የት አለ? እህቶቻችን ይፈቱ» የሚሉ መፈክሮችን አሰምተዋል። በባሕር ዳር ከተማ ቁጥሩ ከፍተኛ የኾነ ነዋሪ ለሰፍል አደባባይ የወጣ ሲኾን፤ የፌደራሉንና የአማራ ክልል መንግስትን የሚወቅሱ መፈክሮች መሰማታቸው ታውቋል። አንዳንድ የሰልፉ ተሳታፊዎች በሰጡት አስተያየት መንግስት ከሚገባው በላይ ቸልተኝነቱን አሳይቷልም ብለዋል። ማንነታቸው ባልታወቀ ሰዎች የታገቱት በአብዛኛው ሴት የዩኒቨርሲቲ ተማሪዎች ከታገቱ ከ50 ቀናት በላይ የኾናቸው ሲኾን፤ መንግስት 17ቱ ተለቀዋል ብሏል። ኾኖም እሰካሁን አንዳቸውም ከቤተሰቦቻቸው አልተገኛኙም። በዋሽንግተን ዲሲም ኢትዮጵያውያን በኢትዮጵያ ኤምባሲ ፊት ለፊት ተገኝተው ተቃውሞዋቸውን አሰምተዋል።  


Source:  ዶይቼ ቬለ

የኢትዮጵያ እስልምና ጉዳዮች ጠቅላይ ምክር ቤት የአማራ ክልል መንግሥትን ሊከስ ነው

Informed Jan 26, 2020 at 01:04 PM

Informer:  askwala
የኢትዮጵያ እስልምና ጉዳዮች ጠቅላይ ምክር ቤት በሞጣ ከተማ በመስጂዶች እና የእስልምና እምነት ተከታዮች ንብረት ላይ ለተፈጸመው ጥቃት «አጥጋቢ እርምጃ» አልወሰደም ያለውን የአማራ ክልል ሊከስ መዘጋጀቱን አስታወቀ። በዛሬው ዕለት ባወጣው መግለጫ በሞጣ እና ሌሎች የአማራ ክልል ከተሞች «ለተፈጸሙ የመብት ጥሰቶች፤ ለደረሰ የገንዘብ፣ የንብረት እና የሥነ-ልቦና ቀውስ በሕግ ለመጠየቅ » ለጠቅላይ ምክር ቤቱ የሕግ ክፍል ትዕዛዝ መስጠቱን አስታውቋል። ምክር ቤቱ በመግለጫው የሞጣውን ድርጊት «የሽብር ጥቃት» ሲል ገልጾታል። በአማራ ክልል ምሥራቅ ጎጃም ዞን ሞጣ ከተማ ባለፈው ታኅሳስ መስጊዶች ከተቃጠሉ በኋላ በተለያዩ የአገሪቱ ክፍሎች የተቃውሞ ሰልፎች ሲካሔዱ ነበር። ድርጊቱ "ስርዓት አልበኛ የሆኑ ቡድኖች" እንደፈጸሙት ያስታወቀው የክልሉ መንግስት ተጠጣሪዎች በቁጥጥር ሥር መዋላቸውን አስታውቋል። አምስት ጥያቄዎች ለክልሉ መንግሥት ያቀረበው የኢትዮጵያ እስልምና ጉዳዮች ጠቅላይ ምክር ቤት እስካሁን ይፋ መልስ አለማግኘቱን አስታውቋል። ምክር ቤቱ «በሞጣ ለደረሰው የሽብር ጥቃት የከተማ አስተዳደሩ እንዲሁም የክልሉ መንግሥት ገለልተኛ የአጣሪ ኮሚቴ ያላዋቀረ ሲሆን እየተወሰደ ያለው የህግ እርምጃም አጥጋቢ አይደለም» ሲል ነቅፏል። "የፌደራል መንግሥት ገለልተኛ የምርመራ ቡድን በመላክ የደረሰውን የሽብር ጥቃት እንዲያጣራ እንዲሁም በወንጀለኞች ላይ ሕጋዊ እርምጃ እንዲወስድ» ጠቅላይ ምክር ቤቱ ጥሪ አቅርቧል። በሀረር፣ ድሬዳዋ እና ሌሎች የአገሪቱ ክፍሎች በሙስሊሙ ማኅበረሰብ ላይ እየደረሰ ነው ያለው «ትንኮሳ» እንዲቆም ጠይቋል።  


Source:  ዶይቼ ቬለ

ፌስቡክን ለመክሰስ እያሰብኩ ነው, አትሌት ሃይሌ ገ/ሰላሴ

Informed Oct 31, 2019 at 12:17 PM

Informer:  kirubel
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ፌስቡክን ለመክሰስ እያሰበ መሆኑን አትሌት ሀይሌ ገብረስላሴ ለፋና ብሮድካስቲንግ ኮርፖሬት አስታወቀ፡፡

ሻለቃ አትሌት ሃይሌ ገብረስላሴ ባለፉት ዓመታት በኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ የሚስተዋሉ የጸጥታ ችግሮች የከፋ ጉዳት እንዲያደርሱ የማህበራዊ የትስስር ገጾች በተለይም ፌስቡክ ትልቅ ድርሻ እንደነበረው ገልጿል፡፡

የኢትዮጵያ መንግስት ፌስቡክ እያደረሰ ላለው ጥፋት የማይከስ ከሆነ እኔ መክሰሴ አይቀርም ያለው ሀይሌ ሃገር እየተጎዳ ነው፤ ህዝብም እየሞተ ነው ብሏል፡፡

በጥቂት ቀናት ውስጥ የበርካቶች ህይወታቸውን ማጣታቸውን የገለፀ ሲሆን ይህም ፌስቡክን ለመጠየቅ በቂ ነው በማለት ተናግሯል፡፡

ፌስቡክን ለትግል እና ለነጻነት ድምጽ ማሰሚያ አውለነዋል የሚል ሃሳብ ቢነሳም፤ አላስፈላጊ መስዋዕትነት ሊያስከፍል እንደማይገባና ጥነቃቄ ሊደረግ እንደሚገባ አሳስቧል፡፡

ማንም ሰው ውሎ አድሮ ለሰራው ጥፋት ከተጠያቂነት አያመልጥም ሲል ነው የተናገረው፡፡

አትሌት ሃይሌ ከፌስቡክ ባሻገር ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ የተከፈቱ ሚዲያዎች በጥንቃቄ መስራት እንዳለባቸው አሳስቧል።

በሃገር ውስጥም ሆነ በውጭ የሚገኙ ኢትዮጵያውያን ወደ ደጋፊዎቻቸው የሚያደርሷቸውን ምስሎች እና ጽሁፎች ላይ ጥንቃቄ ሊያደርጉ እንደሚገባም ተናግሯል፡፡

አትሌት ሀይሌ ሌላ አገር የተፈጠሩ እዚህ አገር እንደተፈጠሩ፣ ሌላ ሃገር የተቆረጡ እጆችና እግሮች እዚህ አገር እንደተቆረጡ፣ ሌላ አገር የተቃጠሉ ቤቶች እና ንብረቶች እዚህ አገር እንደተቃጠሉ አድርጎ ለጣጥፎ ማቅረብ፤ አድራጊውን ሰው ኋላ ላይ ዋጋ ያስከፍለዋል።’’ ብሏል፡

አሁን ቁጭ ብሎ ቢያይ ነገ ከተጠያቂነት አያመልጥም ሲል በዚህ ተግባር የተሰማሩ አካላት ጥንቃቄ እንዲያደርጉ አሳስቧል።

በርስቴ ፀጋዬ  


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Cold War

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Cold War, term used to describe the post-World War II struggle between the United States and its allies and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) and its allies. During the Cold War period, which lasted from the mid-1940s until the end of the 1980s, international politics were heavily shaped by the intense rivalry between these two great blocs of power and the political ideologies they represented: democracy and capitalism in the case of the United States and its allies, and Communism in the case of the Soviet bloc. The principal allies of the United States during the Cold War included Britain, France, West Germany, Japan, and Canada. On the Soviet side were many of the countries of Eastern Europe—including Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, East Germany, and Romania—and, during parts of the Cold War, Cuba and China. Countries that had no formal commitment to either bloc were known as neutrals or, within the Third World, as nonaligned nations .  


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Abiy Ahmed wins 2019 Nobel peace prize

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The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea. The prize is also meant to recognise all the stakeholders working for peace and reconciliation in Ethiopia and in the East and Northeast African regions.

When Abiy Ahmed became Prime Minister in April 2018, he made it clear that he wished to resume peace talks with Eritrea. In close cooperation with Isaias Afwerki, the President of Eritrea, Abiy Ahmed quickly worked out the principles of a peace agreement to end the long “no peace, no war” stalemate between the two countries. These principles are set out in the declarations that Prime Minister Abiy and President Afwerki signed in Asmara and Jeddah last July and September. An important premise for the breakthrough was Abiy Ahmed’s unconditional willingness to accept the arbitration ruling of an international boundary commission in 2002.  


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PM Abiy Discusses with President Xi

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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday held discussion over a range of bilateral issues and other mutual interests in Beijing.

Premier Abiy is in Beijing to attend the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation which will be held from April 25 to 27 in the capital of China Beijing.
The two leaders discussed on wide range of common concerns ahead of the Belt and Road forum, Office of the Prime Minister disclosed today.

President Xi commended the leadership of Prime Minister Abiy and the ongoing sweeping reform that he has introduced and implemented over the past one year.

China holds Ethiopia’s development in high regard, the President noted.

President Xi also announced the cancellation of interest on all loans for Ethiopia accumulated till end of 2018.
Moreover, he emphasized that the Chinese government attaches high importance to the beautifying Sheger project and is working on a grant assistance to support the project.

Both parties agreed to a strengthened cooperation between the two countries in various fields.

It was learned that in 2017 China and Ethiopia have promoted their relations to a comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, which reflects the high level of bilateral relations and charts the course for the future development of relations between the two countries.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has arrived in Beijing on Tuesday to attend the second Belt and Forum.  


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‘Citizens-based Politics’ Will Save Ethiopians, Ensure Stability: Opposition Party Leader

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Citizen-based politics will save the recent fragile situation of Ethiopians and ensue sustained stability in the country,” the opposition Semayawi Party President, Yeshiwas Assefa said.

In an exclusive interview with ENA, Yeshiwas said “citizens-based political agenda” will enable Ethiopian to survive and ensure coexistence of citizens.

“The destiny of Ethiopians is vested in their unity. Ethiopia can survive as a country not on the basis of narrow ethnic-based political agenda but on the basis of ‘citizen-based’ political strategy, ” the president stressed.

According to him, the major agenda of ethnic-based political parties stresses on magnifying oppression of the pervious regimes, and this will create a perverted outlook and attitude among the new generation.

The ultimate target of citizen-based politics is to build a country in which all citizens can be proud of and live in harmony and unity, Yeshiwas elaborated.

“We had suffered together and won together at all battles, including Adwa, Badme and Karamara, mainly because the citizens of this country fought in unison for their territorial integrity. This is the true nature of Ethiopians,” he pointed out.

Ethiopian National Movement Party President, Yilkal Getnet holds the view that the protagonists of ethnic-based political ideology are mainly focused on fighting for the demands of certain group, culture, language, religion and profession, which is not a problem by itself.

“But if the approach relies on genealogical blood relations that is not politics. It rather teaches separatism and it is a negative approach,” he argues.

Those who profess ‘citizen-based’ political stand are arguing that culture, language and identity issues belong to the individual. “If the rights of individuals are respected, the rights of groups will be respected. Countries which respected the rights of individuals have ensured the rights of groups”, he elaborated.

In order to narrow this big gap and ensure the long-term demand of Ethiopians, bringing the issues to the center via successive dialogues and discussions is critical, he pointed out.

Despite the prevalence of some level of narrow world outlook among several groups, advocating and competing for the fulfillment of the demand for basic rights of all citizens in an amicable manner is the right way, he added.
Activist and blogger, Abel Wabella said considering the ‘citizen-based’ politics as the cause of the many challenges in the country is totally wrong.

“We have many challenges to deal with at national level with regard to the recent extremist political stands that mainly emanated from the wrong perspectives of the past years. We have to stop taking the solution as a problem,”Abel stressed.

He noted further that some parties have used ‘citizen politics’ during the four to five years as instrument for accomplishing their own hidden agenda of seeking benefits for their own groups or individuals rather than living up to expectations.

It is to be recalled that pro-unity Ethiopian political groups have announced that they are working to form alliances and merger to challenge the ruling coalition, which recently stated that its plan to merge with its affiliates.

The Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front last February unveiled that study on a political project to form a single national party is nearing completion.  


Source:  Ethiopian New Agency

U.S. federal judge to block Trump's new abortion rule: media, activists

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A federal judge in the U.S. state of Oregon will block a move by the Trump administration to cut off federal money to family planning clinics that offer abortion or refer women to abortion providers, activists and media reports said late on Tuesday.
President Donald Trump’s new Title X rule, set to take effect in May, would halt government funds for Planned Parenthood clinics that subsidize birth control for low-income women, and other clinics that provide abortions.

Critics say the plan is aimed at fulfilling Trump’s campaign pledge to defund Planned Parenthood, an organization that provides abortions and other health services for women.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the American Medical Association, along with several other parties, sued in federal court in Oregon to halt the new rule.

U.S. District Judge Michael McShane said late on Tuesday that he will grant a preliminary injunction against the new federal restrictions, the Oregonian newspaper reported.
It was unclear when the ruling would be made formal and how wide-sweeping it would be.

The plaintiffs had sought a national injunction, but Judge McShane said he is reluctant to set national health care policy, the newspaper reported.

The U.S. Justice Department, which opposed the injunction in court, asked that it only apply to the plaintiffs in this case, the Oregonian said.

McShane said from the bench that the so-called “gag rule” would prevent doctors from doing their jobs, media reports said.

The U.S. Justice Department was not available for comment on Wednesday.

Congress provided $286 million in Title X grants in 2017 to Planned Parenthood and other health centers to provide birth control, screening for diseases and cancer, and other reproductive counseling to low-income women.
The funding cannot be used for abortions, but abortion opponents have long complained that the money subsidizes Planned Parenthood itself.

The American Medical Association applauded the proposed injunction.

“Judge McShane got it exactly right when he called the new Title X rule a ‘ham-fisted’ approach to health care,” AMA President Barbara McAneny said in a statement.

“The judge repeatedly asked how the new gag rule would improve health outcomes. The government was unable to answer,” she added.

Leana Wen, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, called it a victory for patients and doctors.
But she added in a statement “this relief is preliminary and we will continue to fight the Trump-Pence administration in court and in Congress to ensure our patients’ health.”

Similar legal challenges are pending in other federal courts, including one brought by California, according to media reports.  


Source:  Reuters

ከጋምቤላ ወደ አዲስ አበባ ሲጓጓዝ የነበረ 780 ጥይትና አንድ ሽጉጥ ተያዘ

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ሚያዝያ 10/2011 ከጋምቤላ ወደ አዲስ አበባ በተሽከርካሪ ሲጓጓዝ የነበረ አሽከርካሪ 780 ጥይቶችና አንድ ሽጉጥ ዛሬ በቁጥጥር ሥር መዋሉን የፌዴራል ፖሊስ አስታወቀ።

በፌዴራል ፖሊስ የምዕራብ ዲቨዥን ሶስተኛ ሻለቃ ምክትል አዛዥ ዋና ኢንስፔክተር ተረፈ በለጠ ለኢዜአ እንደገለጹት አሽከርካሪው ከጥይቶቹ በቁጥጥር ሥር የዋሉው በባሮ ወቆላ ኬላ በተደረገ ፍተሻ ነው።

ከጥይቶቹ 560 የክላሽንኮቭና 220 የብሬን መትረየስ መሆናቸውን አስረድተዋል።

ጥይቶቹና ማካሮቭ ሽጉጥ የተያዙት ኮድ 2 የሠሌዳ ቁጥር አዲስ አበባ 69638 በሆነች ተሽከርካሪ እንደነበርም አመልክተዋል።

አሽከርካሪው በቁጥጥር ሥር ወሎ ጉዳዩ በመጣራት ላይ እንደሚገኝ ዋና ኢንስፔክተር ተረፈ አስታውቀዋል።

ፖሊስ ከግለሰቡ ጋር በግብረ አበርነት የሚጠረጠሩ ሁለት ግለሰቦች ለመያዝ ክትትል እያደረገ ነው ብለዋል።

በክልሉ ሕገ ወጥ የጦር መሣሪያ ዝውውር እየተበራከተ መምጣቱን የጠቆሙት አዛዡ፣ ችግሩን ለመከለካል የኅብረተሰቡ ድጋፍና ትብብር እንዲጠናከር ጠይቀዋል።
በክልሉ ባለፉት ስምንት ወራት የዛሬዎቹን ጨምሮ 4ሺህ 684 የክላሽንኮቭ ፣ 302 የብሬን፣ 79 የዲሽቃና 33 የሽጉጥ ጥይቶች ተይዘዋል።

በቅርቡም ከክልሉ ሲንቀሳቀሱ የነበሩ 11 ክላሽንኮቭናሰባት ሽጉጦችና ሌሎች የጦር መሣሪያዎችን በቁጥጥር ሥር ውለዋል ።  


Source:  Ethiopian New Agency

China, Ethiopia Will Continue to Play Model Role in Belt and Road Cooperation, Says Ambassador Jian

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Addis Ababa April /2019 Ambassador Tan Jian said that “under the leadership of Dr. Abiy and against the backdrop of the profound reform efforts in Ethiopia, the comprehensive strategic partnership between the countries will continue to be at the forefront of China-Africa relations and play a model role in the framework of the Belt and Road cooperation.”

China’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Tan Jian, said that “under the leadership of Dr. Abiy and against the backdrop of the profound reform efforts in Ethiopia, the comprehensive strategic partnership between the countries will continue to be at the forefront of China-Africa relations and play a model role in the framework of the Belt and Road cooperation.”

At a press conference he gave today on the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, Ambassador Tan Jian said the initiative is the new driving force in China-Ethiopia relations, following the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.

“Ethiopia is among the first batch of African countries who signed cooperation documents concerning jointly building the Belt and Road, and China supports Ethiopia in playing a bigger role as a bridge and a link for jointly advancing the BRI in Africa,” he added.
According to the ambassador, over 100 countries and about 40 leaders have confirmed their attendance to the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will attend the forum to be held next week upon the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, he revealed.

A total of 124 countries and 29 international organizations, including Ethiopia, have so far signed BRI cooperation documents with China, it was learned.

The First Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation was successfully held in 2015 in Beijing, where the former prime minister of Ethiopia participated.  


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House Appoints Three Ministers

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Addis Ababa April 18/2019 The House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) today approved the appointment of three Ministers nominated by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

Accordingly, Lemma Megerssa, the current chief administrator of Oromia Regional State appointed as Minister of Defense while the former Chief Administrator of Amhara Regional State, and Gedu Andargachew as Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Ayisha Mohammed, who was appointed as Minister of Defense was re- appointed as Minister of Urban Development and Construction.

Born in East Wellega Zone Gudeya Bila woreda, Lemma Megersa received a bachelor’s degree from Civil Service University in economics and master’s degree in International Relations from Addis Ababa University.

Lemma served as speaker of Cheffee, the Oromia regional Parliament, before becoming regional president in October 2016.
Gedu Andargachew, has served as president of the Amhara National Regional State for the last five years until his resignation and replacement by Doctor Ambachew Mekonen from his post on March.

He has also served in the past as deputy president of the region and head of the agriculture bureau.

House members commented that the nominations for such positions need to be based on sustained research to avoid frequent change of ministerial appointments.

The House also discussed on the appointment and noted that the ministers had wider experience in public service on various positions and would fit for the positions for which they are appointed.

The House approved the appointments in majority vote with one opposition and 5 abstentions.  


Source:  Ethiopian New Agency

'We don’t throw dictators lifelines': Bolton

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U.S. national security adviser John Bolton announced a series of new sanctions against Cuba and Venezuela on Wednesday as the Trump administration sought to boost pressure on Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro and the countries that support him. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).  


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ጠ/ሚ ዶክተር አብይ በታይም መፅሄት የ2019 ከ100 ተፅእኖ ፈጣሪዎች ግለሰቦች ዝርዝር ውስጥ ተካተቱ

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ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዶክተር አብይ አህመድ በታይም መፅሄት የ2019 ከ100 ተፅእኖ ፈጣሪዎች ግለሰቦች ዝርዝር ውስጥ ተካተቱ።

የታይም መፅሄት በየአመቱ አመታዊ ተፅእኖ ፈጣሪዎችን ዝርዝር የሚያወጣ ሲሆን ዘንድሮም 16ኛ አመቱ ላይ ደርሷል።

በዘንድሮው አመትም ከ100 ተፅዕኖ ፈጣሪ ግለሰቦች መካከል በመሪዎች ዘርፍ መካተታቸውን ከጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ፅህፈት ቤት ያገኘነው መረጃ ያመላክታል።

በዚህም በአለም ዙሪያ በስኬት፣ በመብት ተከራካሪነት፣ በፈጠራ ደረጃ የተሳካለቸው ያላቸውን ግለሰቦች ይሰይማል።

በዘንድሮው ዝርዝር ውስጥ የአሜሪካው ፕሬዚዳንት ዶናልድ ትራምፕ፣ ቤንያሚን ኔታንያሁ፣ የደቡብ አፍሪካው ፕሬዚዳንት ሲሪል ራማፎሳ፣ የቻይናው ፕሬዚዳንት ዢ ጂንፒንግ እንዲሁም ያከቶሊኩ ሊቀ ጳጳስ አቡነ ፍራንሲስ ተካተዋል።

በተጨማሪም ሚሼል ኦባማ፣ የፌስ ቡክ መስራችና ባለቤት ማርክ ዙከርበርግ፣ የግብጹ ኮከብ ሞሃመድ ሳላህ እና ተወዳጅነትን ባተረፈው ተከታታዩ የጌም ኦፍ ትሮንስ ፊልም ላይ የተወነችው ኤሚሊያ ክላርክ ስም ከ2019 ተፅዕኖ ፈጣሪዎች ዝርዝር ውስጥ ተካቷል።  


Source:  Fana

የሱዳን ወታደራዊ የሽግግር ምክር ቤት በህዳሴ ግድብ ላይ የተለየ አቋም የለኝም አለ

Informed Apr 17, 2019 at 02:53 PM

Informer:  Wegen Fantu
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ሱዳንን ለ30 ዓመታት ከመሩት ፕሬዚዳንት ኦማር ሐሰን አል በሽር ላይ ሰሞኑን ሥልጣን የተረከበው ወታደራዊ የሽግግር ምክር ቤት፣ ከዚህ ቀደም የሱዳን መንግሥት ከኢትዮጵያ ጋር ያደረጋቸውን ስምምነቶች እንደሚያከብር በማስታወቅ በተለይ የታላቁ ህዳሴ ግድብ ላይ የተለየ አቋም እንደሌለው ተገልጿል፡፡

ሰኞ ሚያዝያ 7 ቀን 2011 ዓ.ም. በጄኔራል ጋላለዲን አል ሼክ የተመራ የልዑካን ቡድን አባላት ወደ ኢትዮጵያ በመምጣት በሱዳን በተከናወነው የመንግሥት ለውጥና ተያያዥ ጉዳዮች ላይ ከኢትዮጵያ መንግሥት ባለሥልጣናት፣ እንዲሁም ከኢጋድና ከአፍሪካ ኅብረት ጋር ተነጋግረዋል፡፡

በተለይ ሱዳን ከኢትዮጵያ ጋር ባላት የጠበቀ ግንኙነት ምክንያት የልዑካን ቡድኑ ከኢትዮጵያ መንግሥት ከፍተኛ ባለሥልጣናት ጋር ተገናኝቶ ተወያይቷል፡፡ የወታደራዊ የሽግግር ምክር ቤት አባል ጄኔራል ጋላለዲን በሱዳን ኤምባሲ በሰጡት ጋዜጣዊ መግለጫ፣ የህዳሴ ግድቡን ጨምሮ ከዚህ ቀደም ሁለቱ ወገኖች ባላቸው ግንኙነት ላይ አንዳችም ዓይነት የተለየ አቋም እንደማይኖር አስታውቀዋል፡፡

ጄኔራሉ ከኢትዮጵያ መንግሥት የተደረገላቸውን ትብብር አውስተው፣ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዓብይ አህመድ (ዶ/ር) የመንግሥት ለውጡን አስመልክተው ለሱዳን ሕዝብ ያስተላለፉት መልዕክት አዎንታዊና ገንቢ ነው ሲሉ አስረድተዋል፡፡

ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዓብይ በሱዳን የተከናወነውን የመንግሥት ለውጥ አስመልክተው፣ ‹‹ወታደራዊ የሽግግር ምክር ቤቱ ለውጡን መምራቱንና የሱዳን ሕዝብን ጥያቄ መስማቱን አደንቃለሁ፤›› ሲሉ በመልዕክታቸው ገልጸዋል፡፡

ከልዑካን ቡድኑ ጋር ተገናኝተው የተወያዩት ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዓብይ፣ መንግሥታቸው ለሱዳን ሕዝብ የሚያደርገውን ድጋፍ እንደሚቀጥልና ይህም በመከባበር ላይ የተመሠረተና ሉዓላዊነትን አክብሮ ጣልቃ ገብነትን ባስወገደ መንገድ ይሆናል ብለዋል፡፡

ባለፈው ሳምንት የፕሬዚዳንት አልበሽር መንግሥት በወታደራዊ መፈንቅለ መንግሥት ከተወገደ በኋላ፣ የወታደራዊ ምክር ቤት አባላት የመጀመርያውን የውጭ ጉዞ ያደረጉት ወደ ኢትዮጵያ ነው፡፡ ይህም ኢትዮጵያ በአካባቢ ያላትን ተፅዕኖ እንደሚያመለክት የሚገልጹ አንድ ታዋቂ የፖለቲካ ተንታኝ፣ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ ባላቸው ተሰሚነት ለወታደራዊ የሽግግር ምክር ቤቱ አኅጉራዊና ዓለም አቀፋዊ ድጋፍ ለማስገኘት እንዲቻል የታለመ ጉብኝት እንደሆነ ያምናሉ፡፡

ኢትዮጵያም ይህንን አጋጣሚ በመጠቀም ወደ ግዛቷ የሚጎርፉ የጦር መሣሪያዎችን ለማስቆም፣ እንዲሁም ለሰላሟ ጠንቅ ሊሆኑ የሚችሉ ሌሎች የደኅንነት ሥጋቶችን ለመቅረፍ ልትጠቀምበት ትችላለች ሲሉ ግምታቸውን ያስረዳሉ፡፡ ወታደሮቹ ከየትኛውም አገር በፊት ሮጠው እዚህ ሲመጡ ጥቅምን በሚገባ ማሥላት ይገባል ሲሉም ያክላሉ፡፡ ምንም እንኳን ወታደራዊ መፈንቅለ መንግሥትን መደገፍ የማይገባ ቢሆንም፣ አንዴ ከሆነ በኋላ ግን በአካባቢው ትርምስ እንዳይፈጠር ከፍተኛ ጥንቃቄ መደረግ አለበት ሲሉ ያሳስባሉ፡፡

ለሁለት ዓመታት ይቆያል የተባለው የሱዳን የሽግግር መንግሥት ከተለያዩ የፖለቲካና የሲቪል ማኅበራት ጋር ተከታታይ ውይይቶችን እንደሚያደርግ፣ በእነዚህም ውይይቶች ይመሠረታል የተባለውን የሲቪል መንግሥት ለማቋቋም የሚያስችሉ ሥራዎች ይከናወናሉ ሲሉ ጄኔራል ጋላለዲን አስረድተዋል፡፡

ጄኔራሉ ይህን ይበሉ እንጂ በሱዳን ካርቱም ጎዳናዎች የሕዝብ ተቃውሞዎች የቀጠሉ ሲሆን፣ ወታደራዊ የሽግግር መንግሥቱ ሥልጣኑን ለሲቪል መንግሥት በአስቸኳይ እንዲያስተላልፍ እየጠየቁ ነው፡፡
የሽግግር መንግሥቱ ከተለያዩ አገሮች ድጋፎችን ያገኘ ቢመስልም፣ የአፍሪካ ኅብረት ግን ጠንካራ የሆነ ተቃውሞውን ገልጿል፡፡ ይህንንም አስመልክቶ የአፍሪካ ኅብረት የሰላምና የፀጥታ ምክር ቤት ባወጣው መግለጫ፣ ወታደራዊ የሽግግር መንግሥቱ በሁለት ሳምንት ውስጥ የያዘውን ሥልጣን ለሲቪል መንግሥት እንዲያስተላልፍ፣ ይህን ማድረግ ካልቻለ ግን ሱዳንን ከአፍሪካ ኅብረት አባልነት እንደሚሰርዝ ከቀናት በፊት አስታውቋል፡፡  


Source:  Reporter

Violence in Libya Could Give IS Renewed Opportunities

Informed Apr 17, 2019 at 09:41 AM

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As conflict continues to escalate between the forces of Gen. Khalifa Haftar and the United Nations-recognized government in the capital of Tripoli, experts warn Islamic State militants could take advantage of the security vacuum and resurface on the battlefields of Libya.

The unrest in Libya flared up last week when rebel leader Haftar ordered the Libyan National Army from the east to move on Tripoli in a “victorious march” against the Government of National Accord (GNA).

Haftar’s forces have since conducted multiple airstrikes, including on Tripoli’s Mitiga airport, as clashes continue near the gates of the capital.

According to the World Health Organization, the fighting over the past three days has cost at least 47 lives, with 181 others injured. The clashes have also displaced more than 2,000 people from their homes.
U.N. children’s agency UNICEF warned that more than a half-million children could be at “direct risk” if the violence lingers.

Meanwhile, experts who watch jihadist movements in Libya say the turmoil near Tripoli and the risk of the country falling into a broader civil war could create a vacuum that IS militants would exploit to re-emerge after their defeat in 2016.
Jason Pack, the founder of Libya Analysis, said the IS group in Libya has been able to “reset,” moving through three phases of recovery, reorganization, and re-engagement during the past two years. He said the militant group is now ready to come back stronger and make new territorial gains as Tripoli clashes draw security forces away from other parts of the country.  


Source:  VOA

በህብረትና በመደማመጥ ከሰራን ኢትዮጵያን መለወጥ ይቻላል- ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዶ/ር አብይ

Informed Apr 13, 2019 at 12:46 PM

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በህብረትና በመደማመጥ ከሰራን ኢትዮጵያን መለወጥ ይቻላል አሉ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዶክተር አብይ አህመድ።

በነቀምቴ ከተማ የተገነባው የወለጋ ስታዲየም በዛሬው እለት በይፋ ተመርቆ ለአገልግሎት ክፍት ተደርጓል።

የወለጋ ስታዲየምን የኢፌዴሪ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዶክተር አብይ አህመድ እና የኦሮሚያ ክልል ርእሰ መስተዳድር አቶ ለማ መገርሳን ጨምሮ ሌሎች ከፍተኛ የመንግስት የስራ ሀላፊዎች መርቀው ከፍተዋል።

ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዶክተር አብይ አህመድ በምርቃው ላይ ለአካባቢው ነዋሪዎች እንኳን ደስ አላችሁ በማለት መልእክት አስተላልፈዋል።

ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ በመልእክታቸው አክለውም፥ አሁን በሀገሪቱ የተገኘው ድል የትውልድ ቅብብሎሽ የትግል ውጤት ነው፤ ወጣቱ ትውልድም አሁን የተገኘውን ድል ለመጠበቅና ለማስቀጠል ዝግጁ መሆን አለበት ብለዋል።

ትናንት ለኢትዮጵያ መስዋእትነት የከፈሉ ተጋዮች ለዛሬ መሰረት የጣሉ ናቸው ያሉት ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዶክተር አብይ፥ እኛም የተጣለብንን አደራ ለመጠበቅና ሀገሪቱን ለመለወጥ መደማመጥና በህብረት መስራት አለብን ብለዋል።

ይህንን ማድረግ የምንችለው ግን ሰላማችንን እና አንድነታችንን ስንጠብቅ ነው ሲሉም በአደራ ጭምር መልእክታቸውን አስተላልፈዋል።

ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዶክተር አብይ፥ የምስራቅ ወለጋ ዞን 5 የኦሮሚያ ዞኖችን እንዲሁም ክልሉን ከአማራ ክልል እና ከቤኒሻንጉል ጉሙዝ ክልል ጋር የሚያዋስን መሆኑን አንስተዋል።

ስለዚህም ምስራቅ ወለጋን ማልማት ሌሎችንም ተጠቃሚ ማድረግ ስልሆነ መንግስት ትኩረት ሰጥቶ የሚሰራበት ነው ሲሉም ተናግረዋል።

ለወጣቶች ባስተላለፉት መልእክትም፥ የአካባቢው ነዋሪ ወጣቶች በመደማመጥ መንፈስ ቆርጠው ከተነሱ ወለጋን እና በአጠቃላይ ኢትዮጵያን ማልማት ይቻላል ብለዋል።

ለተፎካካሪ ፓርቲዎችም፥ ለህዝቡ ጥቅም በሀገሪቱ የሚንቀሳቀሱ ፓርቲዎች በሙሉ በጋራ በመደማመጥና በመተጋገዝ እንስራ ሲሉ በድጋሚ ጥሪ አቅርበዋል።

“ያለጦር መሳሪያ ነፃነትን እውን እንዳደረግን ሁሉ አሁንም ያለምንም የጦር መሳሪያ ያሰብነበት መድረስ እንችላለን” ሲሉም ተናግርዋል።

የነቀምቴ ከተማና የመላ ኦሮሚያ ክልል ነዋሪዎች የኢትዮጵያንና የክልሉን አንድነት በሰላማዊ መንገድ ለማረጋገጥ ተባብረውና ጠንክረው እንዲሰሩ ጥሪ አቅርበዋል።

የኦሮሚያ ክልል ርእሰ መስተዳድር አቶ ለማ መገርሳ በበኩላቸው፥ የእንኳን ደስ አላችሁ መልእከት በማስተላለፍ፤ የስታዲየሙ ግንባታ ከፍተኛ ጥቅም እና ትርጉም ያለው መሆኑን አንስተዋል።

የወለጋ ስታዲየም በህብረተሰቡ ከፍተኛ ረብርብ እዚህ መድረሱን ያነሱት ርእሰ መስተዳድር አቶ ለማ፥ ይህ ደግሞ በእንድነት ከተነሳን ማንኛውንም ነገር ማድረግ እንደምንችል ማሳያ ነው ብለዋል።

“አንድነት ሀይል ነው” ለሚለው አባባልም የወለጋ ስታዲየም ትልቁ ማሳያም መሆኑን ነው ያነሱት።

ስታዲየሙ ተገንብቶ ከመመረቅ በዘለለ ስፖርተኞችን ማፍራት እና የአካባቢውን ነዋሪዎች በኢኮኖሚ ተጠቃሚ ማድረግ በሚችልበት መልኩ ሊሰራበት እንደሚገባም መልእከት አስተላልፈዋል።

የአካባቢው ነዋሪዎች በተለይም ደግሞ ወጣቶች ስታዲየሙን በአግባቡ በመጠቀም ለቀጣዩ ትውልድ ማስተላለፍ እንደሚጠበቅባቸውም አንስተዋል።

ርእሰ መስተዳድር አቶ ለማ አክለውም፥ ክልሉን የሰላም፣ የመደማመጥና የመከባበር ምድር ለማድረግ ህብረተሰቡ በተለይም ደግሞ ወጣቶች በአንድነት መስራት እንዳለባቸው ነው ያሳሰቡት።

ምእራብ ኦሮሚያ በተለይም ወለጋ በተፈጥሮ ሀብት የበለፀገ ነው ያሉት አቶ ለማ፥ ነገር ግን በሰላም እጦት ምክንያት ማደግ እና መለወጥ እንዳልቻለ አንስተዋል።

አሁን ላይ ግን የአካባቢውን ሰላም በማስጠበቅ በኢኮኖሚው ዘርፍም ተጠቃሚ ማድረግ ቅድሚያ የሚሰጠው ጉዳይ ነውም ብለዋል።

በዛሬው እለት ተመርቆ ለአገልግሎት ክፍት የተደረገው የወለጋ ስታዲየም ግንባታ በመንግስት እና በህብረተሰቡ ድጋፍ የተከናወነ ነው።

ለግንባታው ከተያዘው 208 ሚሊየን ብር እስካሁን 196 ሚሊየን ብር ወጪ የተደረገ ሲሆን፥ ከዚህም ውስጥ 181 ነጥብ 7 ሚሊየን ብሩ በመንግስት የተሸፈነ መሆኑ ተነግሯል።

ከህብረተሰቡም ከ46 ሚሊየን ብር በላይ በድጋፍ የተገኘ ገንዘብ ለስታዲየሙ ግንባታ ጥቅም ላይ መዋሉ ተነግሯል።

በወንበር እስክ 30 ሺህ ያለወንበር ደግሞ እስከ 50 ሺህ ተመልካች የመያዝ አቅም ያለው ስታዲየሙ፥ በዙሪያው ለቢሮና ለንግድ የሚያገለግሉ ሱቆችም አሉት።

ስታዲየሙ በፊፋ መመዘኛ መሰረት ዓለም አቀፍ ደረጃውን ጠብቆ እየተሰራ ሲሆን፥ የእግር ኳስ፣ የቦሊቦልና የቅርጫት ኳስ ሜዳዎች፣ የመሮጫ መምና ሌሎች የመወዳደሪያ ሥፍራዎችን ያካተተ ነው።

የስታዲየሙ የሁለተኛ ዙር ግንባታም በቅርቡ ይጀመራል የተባለ ሲሆን፥ 33 ሚሊየን ብር መዘጋጀቱንም የነቀምቴ ከተማ ከንቲባ አቶ ቦጋለ ተሾመ አስታውቀዋል።  


Source:  Fana

በከባድ የሙስና ወንጀል የተጠረጠሩና የሽብር ጥቃት በሀገሪቱ ለመፈፀም ሲዘጋጁ የነበሩ ግለሰቦች በቁጥጥር ስር ዋሉ

Informed Apr 13, 2019 at 12:35 PM

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በከባድ የሙስና ወንጀል የተጠረጠሩ እና የሽብር ጥቃት በሀገሪቱ ለመፈፀም ሲዘጋጁ የነበሩ ግለሰቦች በቁጥጥር ስር መዋላቸውን የፌደራል ጠቅላይ አቃቤ ህግ አስታወቀ።

ጠቅላይ አቃቤ ህጉ አቶ በርሃኑ ፀጋዬ በሰጡት መግለጫ እንደጠቆሙት፥ በሶስት የተለያዩ የመንግስት ተቋማት ውስጥ ከተፈፀሙ የሙስና ወንጀሎች ጋር በተያያዘ የተቋማቱን የስራ ሀላፊዎች እና ባለሀብቶች ጨምሮ 59 ሰዎች በቁጥጥር ስር መዋላቸውን አስታውቀዋል።

አቶ ብርሃኑ በመንግስት ተቋማት እና ፕሮጀክቶች ላይ የተፈፀመ ከባድ ወንጀሎችን በተመለከተ ባለፉት 3 ወራት
ምርመራ መደረጉን ተናግረዋል።

በዚህ ምርመራም በወንጀሎቹ የደረሰውን ጉዳት እና ተጠርጣሪዎቹ ያደረሱትን ብክነት ተመርምሯል ነው ያሉት።

በብዛት ሙስና ይፈፀማል ተብሎ የሚታመነው በግዢ ሂደት በመሆኑ በመንግስት ግዢና ንብረት አስተዳደር አገልግሎት ተቋም ላይ ምርመራ ተካሂዷል ብለዋል።

ይህ ተቋም ላይ በተካሄደው የምርመራ ውጤት መሰረትም ከ400 ሜትሪክ ቶን ስንዴ ግዢ ጋር በተያያዘ በጥቅም በመመሳጠር ተጠርጣሪዎቹ በመንግስት ላይ በአጠቃላይ 23 ነጥብ 7 ሚሊየን የአሜሪካ ዶላር ጉዳት እንዲደርስ ማድረጋቸውን ጠቁመዋል።

ከዚህ ግዥ ጋር በተያያዘ ተጠርጣሪዎቹ የዳቦ እጥረት እንዲከሰት በማድረግ በህዝብ እና በመንግስት ላይ ተፅዕኖ ማድረሳቸው ተነግራል፡፡

ከኮምፒውተር ግዥ ጋር ተያይዞ የቴክኒክ ምርመራ ያለፉ አቅራቢ ድርጅቶ እያሉ ምርመራውን ካላለፉ ተቋማት ግዥ እንዲፈፀም ተደርጓልም ነው ያሉት፡:

በውሃ ስራዎች ኮንስትራክን ኮርፖሬሽን ውስጥ የተለያዩ የስራ ሀላፊዎች እርስ በርሳቸው በመመሳጠር ከ55 ሚሊየን ብር በላይ ያለ አግባብ በተፈፀመ የብረት ግዢ ውስጥ የተፈፀመ የሙስና ወንጀል መኖሩንም ገልጸዋል።

እንዲሁም የመድሃኒት ፈንድ ኤጀንሲም ከግዥ ስርዓቱ ውጭ የ79 ሚሊየን ብር ግዥ መፈጸሙን አቃቢ ህጉ አንስተዋል።

በአመራሮች ላይ እየተካሄደው ባለው ማጣራት ካላቸው ገቢ በላይ ንብረቶችን አፍርተው እንደተገኙ መረጋገጡንም ነው የተናገሩት።

አቶ ብርሃኑ በመግለጫቸው ከፍተኛ የሽብር ጥቃት በሀገሪቱ ለመፈፀም ሲዘጋጁ የነበሩ ቁጥራቸው ያልተጠቀሱ ተጠርጣሪዎች በቁጥጥር ስር መዋላቸውንም ጠቅሰዋል።

ተጠርጣሪዎቹ ከሌሎች ዓለም አቀፍ የሽብር ቡድኖች ጋር በመሆን በኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ ሽብር የሚፈፅሙበትን ስልት በመቀየስ እና ቦታ በመለየት ላይ እንደነበሩ አውስተዋል።

ለሽብር ጥቃቱ በዝግጅት ላይ ነበሩ ያሏቸው ተጠርጣሪዎች ከብሄራዊ መረጃና ደህንነት አገልግሎት ጋር በመተባባር በቁጥጥር ስር መዋላቸውንም አመላክተዋል።

በእጃቸው በተያዙ ሰነዶች መሰረት የሽብር ጥቃቱን ቢፈፀሙ የከፋ ጉዳት ሊያደርሱ ይችሉ እንደነበር ጠቅሰው፥ በተዘጋጁ እና በሂደት ላይ በሚገኙ አዋጆች ዙሪያ ለጋዜጠኞቹ ማብራሪያ ሰጥተዋል፡፡

በዚህ ወቅትም በሀገሪቱ ያለውን ህገ ወጥ የጦር መሳሪያ ዝውውር ለመከላከል የሚያስችል አዋጅ መዘጋጀቱን ተናግረዋል፡፡

አዋጁ በሀገር አቀፍ ደረጃ ህጋዊ የጦር መሳሪያ አያያዝን ለማስተካከል የሚረዳ መሆኑን ገልፀዋል፡፡

በተለይ በማዘዋወር፣ በመጫን እና በተለያዩ መንገዶች በሚሳተፉ አካላት ላይ ከፍተኛ ቅጣትን የሚያስከትል መሆኑን በመጥቀስ።

በተመሳሳይ የጥላቻ ንግግር እና የሀሰተኛ መረጃዎችን ስርጭት ለመከላከል ታስቦ የተዘጋጀው አዋጅ ከህገ መንግስቱ እና ከዜጎች መሰረታዊ መብቶች ጋር እንዳይጣረስ ሆኖ መዘጋጀቱንም ነው በንግግራቸው ያነሱት።

አቶ ብርሃኑ አዋጆቹ የፓለቲካ ምህዳሩን ለማስፋት፣ የሰብዓዊ መብትን ለማረጋገጥ እና የስራ አድል ፈጠራን ለማሻሻል እንዲሁም ኢኮኖሚያዊ እድገት ለማረጋገጥ የሚያስችሉ ናቸው ብለዋል፡፡  


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Boeing CEO says 737 MAX software update working as designed

Informed Apr 12, 2019 at 03:08 PM

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Boeing Co’s chief executive said on Thursday that a software update designed to prevent disasters like two recent fatal crashes involving its 737 MAX is working, with about two-thirds of the fast-selling jetliner’s customers having seen the fix in simulator sessions.
In his first public speech since an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX crash that killed all 157 aboard on March 10, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said additional tests are expected in the coming weeks as the planemaker works to regain the confidence of its customers and the flying public.

Boeing, fighting its biggest crisis in years, has been developing an upgrade to software that is under scrutiny in the Ethiopian Airlines accident and a Lion Air 737 MAX crash that killed all 189 on board on Oct. 29.

The world’s largest planemaker is under pressure to convince MAX operators and global regulators that the aircraft, which was grounded worldwide in March, is safe to fly again.
Muilenburg said he recently joined one of 96 test flights during which Boeing crew performed different scenarios that exercised the software changes in multiple flight conditions over 159 hours of air time.

“The software update functioned as designed,” he said, without indicating when Boeing will deliver the fix to international regulators for their review, which is expected to last around 90 days.
Boeing is working to address a glitch when separate software is integrated into the system that was uncovered during an internal review, raising questions on how long before it submits the upgrade for certification.

Initial accident investigation reports show a 737 anti-stall system triggered by bad data from a key airflow sensor was “one link in a longer chain of events” in the two crashes, Muilenburg said at a leadership forum in Dallas.

“We know we can break this chain link. It’s our responsibility to eliminate this risk.”

Last week Boeing cut its monthly 737 production by nearly 20 percent, signaling it did not expect aviation authorities to allow the plane back in the air anytime soon.
Chicago-based Boeing has not received any new orders for the 737 MAX since the crash in March, nor it could make deliveries of the grounded aircraft.

The 737 MAX has been considered the likely narrowbody workhorse for global airlines for decades to come. There were more than 300 MAX jetliners in operation at the time of the Lion Air crash and about 4,600 more on order.  


Source:  Reuters

Julian Assange: Wikileaks co-founder arrested in London

Informed Apr 11, 2019 at 04:20 PM

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Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

Mr Assange took refuge in the embassy seven years ago to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault case that has since been dropped.

The Met Police said he was arrested for failing to surrender to the court and following a US extradition request.

Ecuador's president said it withdrew his asylum after repeated violations of international conventions.

But Wikileaks tweeted that Ecuador had acted illegally in terminating Mr Assange's political asylum "in violation of international law".
Mr Assange, an Australian national, set up Wikileaks in 2006 with the aim of obtaining and publishing confidential documents and images. The organisation hit the headlines four years later when it released footage of US soldiers killing civilians from a helicopter in Iraq.

Former US intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning was arrested in 2010 for disclosing more than 700,000 confidential documents, videos and diplomatic cables to the anti-secrecy website.

She said she only did so to spark debates about foreign policy, but US officials said the leak put lives at risk.  


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Sudan military declares state of emergency

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Here's more from the statement by Sudan's Minister of Defense, Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf. He confirmed that President Omar al-Bashir had been forced from power and his government dissolved after months of demonstrations calling for his ouster.

A two-year military council has been established to oversee a transition of power, ending Bashir's three decades of rule. The defense minister said that Bashir had been forcibly removed and was now being "kept at a safe place."

A three-month state of emergency has been declared, and a curfew from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. imposed. Ports and medical facilities will be secured.

Sudan's cabinet, its National Assembly and municipal bodies have been dissolved, and the country's constitution suspended, Ibn Auf said. The judiciary, public prosecution, embassies and diplomatic entities will continue to function as normal.

All political prisoners, detained by the country's security services since a wave of anti-government demonstrations first gripped the nation in December will be released, the defense minister added.  


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South Korea court strikes down abortion law in landmark ruling

Informed Apr 11, 2019 at 02:59 PM

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South Korea’s Constitutional Court on Thursday overturned a ban on abortion that has stood for more than 65 years, saying in a landmark ruling that current law unconstitutionally curbs women’s rights.
In a statement, it said the ban, as well as a law making doctors liable to criminal charges for abortions done with the woman’s consent, were both unconstitutional.

“The law criminalizing a woman who undergoes abortion of her own will goes beyond the minimum needed to achieve the legislative purpose and limits the right of self-determination of the woman,” it said in its ruling.

Seven of the nine justices ruled the law unconstitutional, and two dissented. It had survived a challenge in 2012 when the court split evenly, four to four, as one seat was vacant then.

“I believe this ruling frees women from shackles,” said Kim Su-jung, a lawyer representing the plaintiff, a doctor charged with conducting 69 illegal abortions.

The ruling reflects a trend towards decriminalizing abortion, as cases of criminal punishment have fallen in recent years.
Just eight new cases of illegal abortion were prosecuted in 2017, down from 24 in 2016, judicial data show. Of 14 cases decided in lower courts in 2017, 10 postponed a ruling on condition that no crime be committed for a fixed time.

A survey by polling firm Realmeter last week showed more than 58 percent of South Korean respondents favor scrapping the ban, but a little over 30 percent wanted it retained.

Dueling demonstrations outside the courthouse highlighted persistent divisions in opinion.

“How could you kill a baby that’s growing inside you? Abortion is a murder,” said Kim Yeong-ju, a 47-year-old mother of two who demonstrated in favor of the ban.
But the ruling helps ensure pregnancy is a personal choice, said Lee Ga-hyun, who joined a protest against the law after she saw a friend risk her life using illegal medication for an abortion.

“I welcome today’s ruling, which made it possible for women like me and my friend to live their lives freely,” added Lee, 27.
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The abortion ban dates from 1953, and has not changed materially since South Korea first adopted its criminal law after the 1950-1953 Korean War.

Abortion numbers have been dropping, with 49,764 estimated for women between 15 and 44 in 2017, down from 342,433 in 2005 and 168,738 in 2010, as birth control measures spread and the population of women in that age range falls, says the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs.

A 2017 petition urging the presidential Blue House to scrap the law against abortion and allow abortion medication drew more than 230,000 signatures.
At the time, a senior government official said existing law was problematic because it only held women accountable for abortion.

President Moon Jae-in, a liberal, has not stated clearly if he supports the law, but has called for more discussions to build consensus.

The law prescribes jail for up to a year or fines of up to 2 million won ($1,756) for women who undergo abortion.

It also sets terms of up to two years in jail and seven-year license suspensions for medical professionals, including doctors, who provide abortions at the woman’s request.

Exemptions now allow abortions within 24 weeks of pregnancy for medical reasons, such as a hereditary disease or grave danger to the mother, or following rape.
In all those cases, the law requires the spouse’s permission.

“If the case does not fall under an exemption, the law forces the pregnant woman to maintain the pregnancy completely and uniformly, without exception,” the court said.

But the law will stay on the books until the end of 2020, it added, to allow time for its revision.

In a statement, the government said it would respect the decision and take steps to comply.  


Source:  Reuters

Ethiopian Airlines Refutes the Baseless Allegations written in the Washington Post.

Informed Mar 23, 2019 at 05:47 PM

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Ethiopian Airlines strongly refutes all the baseless and factually incorrect allegations written in the Washington Post dated March 21, 2019.

All the allegations in the article are false defamations with out any evidence, collected from unknown and unreliable sources and meant to divert attention from the global grounding of the B-737 MAX airplanes.

Ethiopian airlines operates with one of the highest global standards of quality and safety performances certified by all National, Regional and International regulators like the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority, the FAA, EASA, IOSA and ICAO and other National regulatory authorities. Ethiopian is one of the leading global airlines with modern fleet, high standards of infrastructure, highly automated with the latest ICT (information and communication technology) and one of the most modern operating systems.

The airline has seven full flight simulators (Q-400, B-737NG, B-737 MAX, B-767, B-787, B-777 and A-350) to train its pilots and other airlines pilots. It has one of the largest and most modern Aviation Academy with training devices and technologies among the very few in the world. The Airline has invested more than half a Billion dollars in infrastructure only in the last 5 years which is not common in a typical airline.

Although the cause of the accident is yet to be known by the international investigation in progress, the entire world knows all B-737 MAX airplanes have been grounded since the tragic accident of ET 302/10 March. About 380 B-737 MAX airplanes are grounded all over the world including in the USA. All concerned regulators, Safety oversight authorities and other law enforcement agencies are conducting serious investigation on the design and certification of the B-737 MAX airplanes and we are waiting patiently for the result of these investigations.

This being the fact, the subject article is trying to divert the main focus of the world to unrelated and factually incorrect allegations.
We hereby demand the Washington Post to remove the article, apologize and correct the facts.  


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AAU community donates 4.27 plus million birr to displaced people

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March 21, 2019) The Addis Ababa University staff members donated 4.27 plus million birr to people displaced from different corner of the country. The university’s academic and administrative staffs offered 10% and 5% of their salary respectively, a total of 4,272,525.04 birr.
Professor Tassew Woldehanna, AAU president, handed out cheque to Damene Darota, Deputy Commissioner, National Disaster Risk Management Commission, this afternoon at Senate Hall, Main campus.

AAU president, Prof. Tassew Woldehanna on the occasion noted that holistic changes have been fast-paced in our country, Ethiopia, since last year; the government is rigorously working to ensure individual rights however the current reform is triggered by a combination of factors; many people were internally displaced in Ethiopia than in any other country. “The opian Studgovernment is working to respond and return the displaced people but the support for displaced people needs involvement of all, “said Prof. Tassew. The president praised the AAU community for their contribution.
Damene Darota Deputy Commissioner, National Disaster Risk Management said that 8.86 million opian Stus need humanitarian aid of which 2.9 are displaced ones. The government and aid agencies are working hard to respond, said the deputy commissioner, but sheltering with host communities and in overcrowded communal shelters, food provision, water and health services are stretched and needs involvement of all.  


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በጌዲዖ "በረሐብ በየቀኑ ከ 3 እስከ 4 ሰው ይሞታል" ቄስ ወልዴ አየለ

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ከምዕራብ ጉጂ ዞን ተፈናቅለው በጌዲዖ ዞን ከተጠለሉ ዜጎች መካከል በረሐብ በየቀኑ ከ3-4 ሰው እንደሚሞት የወንጌላዊት ቤተክርስቲያን መካነየሱስ የደቡብ ሲኖዶስ ፕሬዝዳንት ተናገሩ። የዲላ ዩኒቨርሲቲ የማኅበረሰብ ጤና ትምህርት ቤት ኃላፊ እንደሚሉት ተፈናቃዮች ተጠጋግቶ በመኖር ለሚከሰቱ ተላላፊና የውሐ ወለድ በሽታዎች ተጋልጠዋል።
 


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‘Moral obligation and political imperative’ to support Syria on path to peace: Guterres

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“As the conflict enters its ninth year, Syrians continue to suffer from one of the worst conflicts of our time,” said António Guterres, in an appeal for international action. “Hundreds of thousands have been killed, many more maimed physically and psychologically, millions remain displaced, tens of thousands are detained and missing, hundreds of thousands have died and Syrians in the northeast and northwest remain under constant fear of yet another humanitarian catastrophe unfolding”, he said.
Speaking at the end of a week which saw a record $7 billion pledged for the war-torn nation at an international ministerial conference in Brussels, Mr. Guterres urged all of the warring parties in Syria “to maintain their commitments and uphold the ceasefire arrangement in Idlib”, he said, following fresh violence in the last remaining rebel-held Governorate. “I am extremely concerned about reported increased military operations in the last few weeks. Counter-terrorism operations cannot override responsibilities to protect civilians. A ceasefire in Idlib is a necessary step to pave the way for a nation-wide ceasefire,” the UN chief added.
While fighting continues on any level, Mr. Guterres said that “international humanitarian law needs to be fully respected and human rights protected. Innocent civilians, the majority of them women and children, have paid the highest price in this conflict because of the blatant disregard for International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law.”

Thirdly, he said, “sustained humanitarian access remains critical, with 11.7 million people in need of protection and assistance.” Finally he added - thanking all the donors in Brussels who have promised fresh financial assistance - “strengthened international support is urgently required if the parties to the conflict are to seriously move towards finding a political solution that meets the legitimate aspirations of all Syrians.”

“It is a moral obligation and a political imperative for the international community to support Syrians to unite around a vision for their common future that protects civilians, alleviates suffering, prevents further instability, addresses the root causes of the conflict and forges, at long last, a credible negotiated solution,” the Secretary-General concluded.  


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US begins work on new missiles after pulling out of arms control treaty with Russia

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(CNN)The Pentagon is taking steps to develop new missiles, following the Trump administration's decision to suspend the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, a 1987 arms-control agreement that the Trump administration has said it plans to exit due to Russian violations.

"We will commence fabrication activities on components to support developmental testing" of conventional, ground-launched missiles, Pentagon spokesperson Lt. Col. Michelle Baldanza told CNN in a statement.
She added that these activities "would have been inconsistent with our obligations under the Treaty" prior to the administration's move last month to suspend its treaty obligations though she stressed that the missile was non-nuclear.
"This research and development is designed to be reversible, should Russia return to full and verifiable compliance before we withdraw from the Treaty in August 2019," she added.
While the Pentagon began researching concepts for the missile back in 2017 in response to Russian missile activities, that research was considered compliant with the treaty.
Earlier this month the Kremlin issued a statement saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin had signed a decree suspending implementation of the INF Treaty.
The US has long accused Russia of violating the treaty through the development and deployment of the SSC-8/9M729 ground-launched cruise missile, an allegation supported by the NATO allies and denied by Russia.
Russia is "overhauling its nuclear forces—including those that threaten European territory, such as the dual-capable, Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF)-violating SSC-8/9M729 ground-launched cruise missile," Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, the head of US European Command, said in a statement provided to Congress earlier this month.
"Russia seeks advantage over the US and its European allies through its non-compliance with long-standing arms control treaties. Its violations of the INF Treaty allowed Moscow to develop capabilities that the United States continued to forego," he added.  


Source:  CNN

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