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The government of the Oromia Regional State does not have any intention to disrupt the investment activities and operations of Dangote Cement, owned by Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, head of the regional communications affairs office and other cabinet members told The Reporter.
Top officials of the regional government came out to defend their position following a foreign media report alleging Dangote Cement is considering quitting its plant in Ethiopia “over a mining dispute”.
“Dangote may quit its cement operations in Ethiopia if authorities in the central state of Oromia don’t reverse an order to cement makers to hand over control of some parts of their businesses to local young people,” the US-based media outlet, Bloomberg reported on Thursday.
Addisu Arega, head of the Oromia Communications Affairs office, told The Reporter that all cement factories in the regional state, including Dangote are operating very smoothly.
According to him, the regional government have discussed thoroughly with all cement factories including Dangote to handover their pumice and sand mining areas to unemployed youths in the region. As per the discussion, all cement factories have agreed to surrender some of their mining interests to play their part in the job creation efforts in the region.
Dangote Cement is willing to support the job creation endeavors of the Oromia Regional State, Onne Van Ser Wejide, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dangote Cement, based in Lagos, told Bloomberg in March.
“The Nigerian company is discussing the proposal with Oromia officials and may be willing to sign contract. As long as that it does not involve higher costs and lower quality and the quantity can still be delivered,” he told the news outlet.
Two months after, however, the company said it may shut its operations in Ethiopia if authorities in the central state of Oromia do not reverse an order to cement makers to hand over control of some parts of their businesses to local young people.
This time, Dangote’s Executive Director, Edwin Devakumar, also based in Lagos, told Bloomberg that the company will write to the federal government this week to ask it to intervene and will consider shutting the plant in Mugher, about 90 kilometers (56 miles) north of Addis Ababa as a “last option” if this fails.
All cement factories in the regional state are operating very smoothly and the regional government is not aware of Dangote’s complaints, Addis reiterated to The Reporter.
According to him, the regional government is open to discuss with Dangote over any of the complaints.
Transport Bureau head of the region, Takele Uma, who is also member of the Public Private Partnership Council of the region, on this part, told The Reporter that no communiqué was received from Dangote to be discussed by the regional cabinet, thus far. According to him, the Oromia cabinet is willing to discuss and redress the problems if Dangote comes officially.
“However, we are not prepared to give special treatment to Dangote especially at the expanse of our unemployed youth,” he told The Reporter.
In spite of Devakumar’s statement to Bloomberg stating that the company will be writing to the federal government to ask it to intervene, Negeri Lencho, communication affairs minister of the federal government, denounced the news report and assured the local media that his government has not received any formal communiqué from Dangote, so far.
Negeri was adamant about the incorrectness of the news report, blatantly claiming “the news is false”. “Dangote will not leave Ethiopia or the region,” he said, adding that what has been said is far from the truth.
Deep Kamara, manager director of Dangote Cement Ethiopia, declined to comment on the controversy saying that he is “not in a position to make any statement”.
According to The Reporter’s sources in the regional administration, the latest statement from Dangote might also have something to do with the planned investment of the regional administration on a cement plant of its own, Ambo Cement Factory, which will be sharing resources with the three existing factories in Mugher area.
Dangote Cement started operation in Ethiopia in June 2015 inaugurating its USD 600 million plant an with annual production capacity of 2.5 million tons.
Apart from original cement plant, Dangote has invested in PolyPropylene (PP) bag manufacturer in the same locality. It was also about to commence on the construction of a second cement plant when unrest began to unfold in the Oromia region.
Upon the request of the government, later on, Dangote has also announced its expansion plan to another investment portfolio: sugar industry.
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የጀርባ ህመም መነሻ ምክንያቶች
መነሻው ምን እንደሆነ በዉል ሳያዉቁት በጀርባ ህመም ተሰቃይተዋል? የጀርባ ህመም በአደጋ ብቻ ላይከሰት ይችላል የአቀማመጥ ሁኔታ የሚጠቀሙት ጫማ ከመጠን ያለፈ ዉፍርትና ከባድ ነገሮችን ማንሳት የላይኛዉና ታችኛው ጀርባ ህመም ያስከትላል።
✔ በሴቶችና ወንዶች ላይ የጀርባ ህመም የሚያስከትሉ መነሻ ምክንያቶችን በዝርዝር እንመልከታቸው፦
1. የቢሮ ወንበር!
የቢሮ ወንበርዎ ለጀርባ ህመም ከፍተኛ አስተዋጽዎ ያደርጋሉ ሲቀመጡ ጎበጥ የሚሉ ከሆነ ጀርባዎ ላይ ጫና ያደርጉበታል አከርካሪ ሊጋመንታችን ከአቅም በላይ ይለጠጥና ዲስካችን የጀርባ አጥንታችን እንዲወጠር ያደርጋል ከጊዜ ብዛት የጀርባ አጥንታችንን በመጉዳት ለጀርባ ህመም ይዳርገናል።
2. የሚያደርጉት ጫማ!
ጫማ ለጀርባዎ ጤንነት ከፍተኛ ሚና ይጫዎታል የማይገባ/ትክክል ያልሆነ ጫማ አቋምዎን በማዛባት ማዕከላዊ የግራቪቲ ቦታን ያዛባል ይህም በታችኛው የጀርባ ክፍልዎ ላይ ህመም ይፈጥራል።
3. የሚተኙበት ፍራሽ!
የሳሳ ፍራሽ መጠቀም የታችኛዉን የጀርባ ክፍል እንዲሰምጥ ያደርጋል በተጨማሪም የአከርካሪ አጥንቶችን እንዲዛቡ በማድረግ በጡንቻዎች እና የአከርካሪ መገጣጠሚያዎች ላይ ዉጥረት ይፈጥራል።
4. የጀርባ ቦርሳ!
የሚይዙት የጀርባ ቦርሳ ትልቅ ከሆነ ብዙ እቃዎችን የመያዝ እድል ይኖርዎታል ተጨማሪ ሸክም በጀርባዎ ላይ መጫን ትልቁ የጀርና ህመም ምክንያት ነው። በአንድ በኩል ያለዉ የሰዉነት ክፍልዎ ላይ ሸክም መጨመር የአከርካሪ አጥንቶች እንዲጎብጡ በማድረግ የጀርና ህመም እንዲከሰት ያደርጋል።
5. በሆድ በኩል መተኛት!
በሆድ በኩል ተደፍተዉ ሲተኙ በጀርባዎና በአከርካሪ አጥንትዎ ላይ ተጨማሪ ሸክም ይጨምራል በአከርካሪ አጥንትዎ ላይ ተጨማሪ ሸክም ጨመሩ ማለት ደግሞ የሙሉ ሰዉነትዎን ቅርጽ ያዛባዋል ጭንቅላትዎን ወደ ጎን ሲያዞሩት ደግሞ ጭንቅላትዎንና አከርካሪዎት ከመደበኛ አቅጣጫዎ ውጪ አደረጉት ማለት ነው።
6. ትከሻ ወይም አንገት ለረጂም ሰዓት አንገትን አዘንብሎ(ደፍቶ) መቆየት ወይም መጓዝ!
በትከሻዎቻችን መሀል ያሉትን ጡንቻዎች እንዲዝሉ በማድረግ የላይኛው ጀርባ ክፍል እና የአንገት ህመም ያስከትላል።
7. ላኘቶኘና ስማርት ስልኮች!
በአለም ላይ ያሉ ሰዎች ሁሉ በኤሌክትሮኒክስ መገልገያዎቻቸው ፍቅር ስለወደቁ በነዚህ ሰዎች ላይ የጀርባ ህመም የተለመደ ነው። በስራ በተጠመድበት ወቅት ስልክዎትን በትከሻዎና በጆሮዎ መሀል በመያዝ ለረጂም ጊዜ ማውራት የአንገት ህመም ያስከትላል።
8. ከመጠን ያለፈ ውፍረት!
ከሌሎች በሽታዎች በተጨማሪ ከመጠን ያለፈ ውፍረት ለጀርባ፣ መገጣጠሚያ እና ጡንቻዎች ህመም ያጋልጠናል። አብዛኛዎቹ በሚኖራቸው ውፍረት በዳሌና በታችኛው የጀርባ ክፍል ህመም ያጋጥማቸዋል።
9. እግርን አጣምሮ መቀመጥ!
እግርዎን አጣምረው በሚቀመጡበት ጊዜ የአከርካሪ አጥንትዎ ቀጥ ማለት ይሳነዋል ይህም በዳሌ አካባቢ የሚገኙ ጡንቻዎች ከመጠን በላይ እንዲለጠጡ ያደርጋቸዋል። በተጨማሪም የደም ዝውውር በመስተጓጐሉ ምክንያት ቫሪኮስ ቬይን(Varicose vein) ለተባለ በሽታ ያጋልጣል።
10. ሲጋራ ማጨስ!
በሲጋራ ውስጥ ያለው ኒኮቲን ወደ ዲስክ(Disc) የሚሄደውን የደም ዝውውር በመቀነስ የአከርካሪና ጐን አጥንት ችግር ያስከትላል። በተጨማሪም ካልሲየም በአግባቡ ከሰውነታችን ጋር እንዳይዋሀድ በማድረግ የአጥንት እድገትን ይገታል በመሆኑም ሲጋራ የሚያጨሱ ሰዎች ከማያጨሱ ሰዎች በአንድ እጥፍ የጀርባ ህመም ችግር ያጋጥማቸዋል።
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ለማጣሪያው የመተመረጡ ተጫዋቾች፤
ጀማል ጣሰው (ጅማ አባ ቡና)፣ ሳምሶን አሰፋ (ድሬዳዋ ከተማ) እና ለአለም ብርሃኑ (ሲዳማ ቡና)
አስቻለው ታመነ (ቅዱስ ጊዮርጊስ)፣ ሳልሃዲን በርጌቾ (ቅዱስ ጊዮርጊስ)፣ አብዱልከሪም መሃመድ (ኢትዮጵያ ቡና)፣ አንተነህ ተስፋዬ (ሲዳማ ቡና)፣ ሙጂብ ቃሲም (አዳማ ከተማ)፣ ስዩም ተስፋዬ (ደደቢት)፣ ደስታ ዮሀንስ (ሀዋሳ ከተማ) እና አምሳሉ ጥላሁን (ፋሲል ከነማ)
ሽመክት ጉግሳ (ደደቢት)፣ ሙሉአለም መስፍን (ሲዳማ ቡና)፣ ጋዲሳ መብራቴ (ሃዋሳ ከተማ)፣ ታፈሰ ሰለሞን (ሀዋሳ ከተማ) እንዲሁም ምንተስኖት አዳነ፣ ናትናኤል ዘለቀ እና በኃይሉ አሰፋ (ቅዱስ ጊዮርጊስ)
ጌታነህ ከበደ (ደደቢት)፣ አዲስ ግደይ (ሲዳማ ቡና)፣ አብዱልራህማን ሙባረክ (ፋሲል ከነማ) እና ሳልሃዲን ሰዒድ (ቅዱስ ጊዮርጊስ) ሆነው ተመርጠዋል፡፡
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The Ethiopian government has requested for an extension of the 90-day amnesty for undocumented migrants to leave Saudi Arabia as the deadline expires on Wednesday.
Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that out of the over 400,000 citizens in the Gulf country, only 45,000 have returned home.
The ministry’s spokesperson, Meles Alem told local media that the number that returned is a small percentage of the 110,000 nationals who were helped to secure exit visas.
He added that the Ministry has requested for an extension from the Saudi authorities as it awaits a positive response.
Ethiopia has one of the largest undocumented migrants in Saudi Arabia working as construction and domestic workers.
Local media reports that a number of them have complained of inability to afford tickets to leave the country.
The government sent envoys to help facilitate the repatriation via the national airline Ethiopian Airlines.
Saudi Arabia announced in March the 90-day grace period for undocumented migrants to leave the country or face a prison sentence, fines and then deportation after serving the prison sentence.
This follows a similar campaign launched in 2013 that saw more than 2.5 million undocumented migrants leave the country.
The move is part of Saudi’s national campaign to rid the country of the huge number of illegal migrants
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የእፎይታ ጊዜው ቢጠናቀቅም ዜጎችን የመመለስ ጥረቱ ተጠናክሮ ቀጥሏል
አዲስ አበባ ፣ ሰኔ 22 ፣ 2009 (ኤፍ ቢ ሲ) የሳዑዲ ዓረቢያ መንግስት ኢትዮጵያውያንን ጨምሮ ያለስራ እና የመኖሪያ ፍቃድ የሚኖሩ ዜጎችን ከሃገሪቱ እንዲወጡ የሰጠው የእፎይታ ጊዜ ከተጠናቀቀ ሁለት ቀናት አልፎታል።
የኢትዮጵያ መንግስትም ዜጎችን ወደ ሃገር ቤት የመመለስ ጥረት አጠናክሮ መቀጠሉን የውጭ ጉዳይ ሚኒስቴር አስታውቋል።
ከዚህ ባለፈ ግን መንግስት ከሳዑዲ መንግስት ጋር በዲፕሎማሲው መስመር ግንኙነቱን በማጠናከር፥ የምህረት አዋጅ ጊዜው እንዲራዘም በድጋሚ ጠይቋል።
በዚህ ሂደት ምናልባትም የሳዑዲ መንግስት ከዚህ በኋላ ዜጎችን በሃይል የሚያስወጣ ከሆነም፥ የኢትዮጵያ መንግስት ዜጎችን ለመቀበል ዝግጅት ማድረጉንም ሚኒስቴሩ ገልጿል።
በእስካሁኑ ሂደት 111 ሺህ የሚሆኑ ወገኖች ወደ ሃገራቸው ለመመለስ የጉዞ ሰነድ ቢወስዱም የተመለሱት ግን 45 ሺህ ያህል ብቻ ናቸው።
በትናንትናው እለት 500 ወገኖች የተመለሱ ሲሆን፥ በዛሬው እለትም 630 ተጨማሪ ዜጎች ወደ ሃገራቸው ይገባሉ ተብሎ ይጠበቃል።
አብዛኛው ዜጎች በመጨረሻ ሰዓት ላይ ለመመለስ በመወሰናቸው በትራንስፖርት ላይ እጥረት በመፈጠሩና የአውሮፕላን ጣቢያዎች መጨናነቅ፥ ዜጎችን ወደ ሃገራቸው ለመመለስ በሚደረገው ጥረት ላይ አሉታዊ ተፅዕኖ ፈጥሯል።
በረመዳን በዓል ምክንያት በሳዑዲ የእረፍት ጊዜ ለአንድ ሳምንት መራዘሙ፣ የኢሚግሬሽን አገልግሎት በተሟላ ሁኔታ አለመሰጠቱ እንዲሁም በሳዑዲ የመውጫ ቪዛ አገልግሎት ቁጥር አነስተኛ መሆንም፥ ዜጎችን በመመለስ ሂደቱ ላይ እክል ፈጥሯል።
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A few Ethiopians have built multi-million and billion dollar empires in industries as diverse as agriculture, food, construction, energy and distribution and earned multi-million dollar fortunes to boot. Their names don’t ring with the African public, and you’ve probably never heard about them before, but they are very successful — and very wealthy. Meet 5 Ethiopian entrepreneurs, who own businesses with annual revenues of $50 million or more.
Source: Agricultural Commodities
Belayneh Kindie Import And Export (BKIEA), the eponymous company Belayneh founded and runs, is the largest agricultural commodities trading company in Ethiopia. He founded the company in 2005 to primarily export oil seeds and subsequently expanded into other commodities such as sesame seeds and nuts. Its commodities trading business has revenues of a little over $60 million in 2016. The company also has a thriving transportation business that boasts a fleet of more than 100 dry & fuel cargo trucks. BKIEA also owns hotels in Ethiopia and a port handling service company.
Ashenafi is the chairman and co-owner of Ambo Mineral Water, Ethiopia’s bestselling naturally-carbonated bottled mineral water, along with beverage giant SABMiller. He is also the founder and CEO of oil exploration firm SouthWest Energy, one the largest oil and gas acreage holders in East Africa. SouthWest has a leading acreage position in the Jijiga Basin, Ethiopia’s largest proven hydrocarbon-bearing sedimentary basin, covering an area of approximately 350,000 km2 and in the eastern region of Ethiopia bordering Somaliland.
Buzuayehu T. Bizenu
Bizenu is the chairman and controlling shareholder of East African Holding, a leading industrial conglomerate in Ethiopia that operates in a variety of sectors such as manufacturing of Fast Moving Consumer Goods, tea processing, printing and packaging, transport, real estate, cement production and coal mining.
Ato Ketema Kebede
Kebede is the founder of KK PLC, an Ethiopian company that manufactures blankets primarily to export across Africa and North America. The company also owns an acrylic yarn dyeing plant, and is also engaged in the import and distribution of heavy-duty machineries and equipment for mining, construction, road making and quarrying. The company is also one of the largest exporters of Ethiopian coffee, cereals and spices.
Akiko Seyoum Ambaye
Akiko Ambaye, one of Ethiopia’s most prominent female business leaders, is the founder of Orchid Business Group(OBG), an Ethiopian construction company engaged in road construction, the supply of construction materials, rental services of construction machinery and haulage.
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Whether it’s a friendly face at check in or a taxi driver who’s full of useful tips, nothing beats getting a warm welcome on your travels – and our interactions with local people have a huge impact on how we view countries as a whole. This month, we asked our Facebook and Twitter followers to share where they’ve found the most hospitable places around the world. Here’s what they said.
This South American country has been voted among the world’s least friendly tourist destinations in the past – but we’ve always thought Bolivia has been a bit misunderstood. And it looks like our readers agree. As long as you make an effort to learn some key phrases in the local languages, you’ll find out exactly how hospitable Bolivians can be. From the otherworldly Salar de Uyuni to the vast, sapphire-blue Lake Titicaca, the country’s spectacular sights make it worth going the extra mile.
Finns are famous for being uncommonly reserved, but that doesn’t mean they’re not a welcoming bunch – all you have to do is join them in the sauna to find out. Sweating it out together has become a national obsession, and you’ll no doubt come away from the experience with plenty of new friends. Once you’ve beaten each other with a bunch of leafy twigs and plunged feet first into a pool just a shade above freezing, you’ll at least have plenty to talk about.
Cut off from the rest of the world for decades, Myanmar only recently began emerging from its period of isolation – and now is a fascinating time to go. Visit any one of the traditional teahouses to meet the friendly locals, who generally still view tourists as a novelty. In 2016, Myanmar was voted the world’s most generous country in the World Giving Index for the third year running. The index takes into account the kindness to strangers, so you can expect to be warmly received on your travels.
It’s likely that the spindly acacia trees, dusty plains and ochre-hued sunsets that come to mind when you think of Africa belong to Kenya. It hosts a breathtaking range of natural habitats, from the reefs and lagoons of the Indian Ocean to the fertile plains of the Maasai Mara. And its cultural heritage – with more than 40 ethnic groups – is just as rich. It’s common for locals here to speak three languages – their own, Swahili and English – so you’ll find it easy to start up a conversation.
Home to everything from rumbling volcanoes to orangutan-filled rainforests, and surrounded by some of the best dive sites in the world, Indonesia’s 17,000 tropical islands are extraordinarily diverse. Meanwhile, the people that live here share around 300 ethnicities and many hundreds of languages between them. Locals are outgoing and accustomed to seeing new faces, so you shouldn’t be surprised if a complete stranger introduces themselves.
Stepping off the plane and into Japan can feel a bit like strolling onto another planet. There’s everything from ramen vending machines to futuristic capsule hotels to get your head around – and the rules of etiquette can seem just as tricky to navigate. But there’s no need to worry, as Japan is regularly heralded as one of the most welcoming and hospitable countries in the world. That means you don’t have to fret if you’ve accidentally forgotten to switch to toilet slippers or committed a chopstick-related faux pas.
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Colombia is widely regarded as one of South America’s rising stars, with the gradual decline of the drug cartels and improving security conditions finally granting access to its charming colonial cities, cloud forests and palm-fringed beaches. Locals here are famous for their hospitality, and you’ll no doubt get to experience this first-hand with a visit to the country’s underrated capital city or thriving Medellín.
Once dubbed “the pearl of Africa” by Winston Churchill, Uganda still has plenty to be proud of, including a healthy population of mountain gorillas, the source of the world’s longest river and the Mountains of the Moon, the continent’s tallest range. Many years of civil strife have largely kept it under the tourist radar, though travellers have begun flocking back in recent times with the fostering of stability. Now, you’ve voted it one of the most welcoming countries on Earth, so it’s the perfect time for a trip.
In big Indian cities such as Delhi and Mumbai, you’re almost guaranteed to meet a new person every minute – and the welcome could initially seem a shade too warm. Everywhere you go, local people may introduce themselves, stare at you, or take photos, and you might even find yourself faced with awkward questions such as “Do you have a boyfriend?” or “How much money do you earn?” All of this is perfectly normal in India, and it’s simply a friendly way of showing interest in a new face.
Top of the list sits Ethiopia, a profoundly beautiful East African country with a history that stretches back many thousands of years. It was never colonised, so the tribal customs and hospitable traditions you can see here are largely just as they’ve always been. Take the Ethiopian coffee ceremony: the women of the household meticulously roast, grind and boil the aromatic beans, before presenting three consecutive cups of exceptionally fresh coffee to their guests. The process can last for hours, but it’s considered a real mark of friendship.
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The number of ways in which you can prepare and eat your favorite food is essentially endless. Here’s just a few ideas to help you make this sometimes mundane activity a whole lot more fun.
- A simple but very tasty dessert: dip some bananas in melted chocolate, sprinkle with your favorite sweet topping, and place in the refrigerator for one hour:
- Use a straw to remove the leaves from strawberries:
- Cover slices of bacon in ordinary pancake batter and bake on both sides:
- You can also bake slices of bacon together with an egg, in the form of a cupcake:
- Cut one half of a watermelon into cubes, place it on the table like so, and it will be much easier to eat:
- Cut out the core of a few apples, pour in some caramel, and place it all in the refrigerator. The result will be everyone’s new favorite treat:
- A Chinese meal will be much easier to eat if you take apart the box like this:
- For a more cheerful and attractive fried egg, place them inside slices of pepper:
- A home-made Big Mac, with one important addition:
- How to make the tastiest ice cream you’ve ever eaten, with nuts, chocolate and caramel:
- You can surprise your guests with very weird-looking boiled eggs. Watch the full guide on how to make these "long eggs" at home here.
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Uganda has been described as the friendliest country globally following a survey conducted among expatriates globally, according to the BBC.
In recent months, a global community network (Inter-Nations) conducted their annual Expat Insider survey of more than 14,000 expats from 191 countries, asking residents to rate a number of aspects about life abroad, including how easy it was to settle in, a country’s friendliness and ease of making friends.
As expatriates settle down, finding new friends can ease the often overwhelming task of adjusting to a new life abroad. While there are differences in local culture and language, some places can definitely feel more welcoming than others.
“This East African country received the highest marks for friendliness,” according to BBC’ s report.
GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS EXCITED
The high rating for Uganda has excited Professor Ephraim Kamuntu, the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities. He said this is a reminder for Ugandans who do not appreciate their country.
“BBC listing is a good thing,” said Kamuntu, adding that Uganda is beautiful with the friendliest people but Ugandans do not appreciate it. “If you can imagine what
Uganda has or how other countries have been deprived then you appreciate your country.”
Kamuntu waved a copy of the BBC report highlighting Uganda as the friendliest country globally as he addressed a press conference at the Media Center in Kampala. He also Uganda came fifth among African countries at the ITB Berlin exhibition
Tourists coming to Uganda
Kamuntu said the country has about 1.3m annually and this is expected to increase to 4m by 2020. He also said morev earning is expected from tourism in order to transform the economy.
Edwin Muzahura, the Marketing Manager at Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) also attended pointing out there is increased inquiries from tour operators who want to visit Uganda ahead of their clients. He said Uganda has contracted three public Relation firm in Germany, UK and the US. Germany contributes the bulk of foreign tourists in Uganda.
The friendliness is determined by how expatriates are welcomed or received and this has helped to integrate expatriates into the Ugandan community.
“Government is working on infransture, internet and security for tourists, we appeal to tour operators to train their workers,” said Kamuntu. “We should harness the friendliness when we get visitors.
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Worknesh Bekele, a 10th grader at the High School in the compound of Metehara Sugar Factory, had given a birth after she completed Chemistry and Physics national exams, locally called “Matrik” in the morning schedule last week.
Deputy Commander Aschalew Alemu, Public Relations Head of the Eastern Oromia Zone Police was quoted by ENA as saying, “the student gave birth to a baby daughter at Merti Hospital in the afternoon”.
Worknesh can be described as “strong” and “amazing” as she completed a Biology exam after giving a birth.
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Ethiopian Timnit Gebru, a PhD student at the Stanford University, has praised for her role in advancing the research on artificial intelligence.
As a teenager, Timnit Gebru left Ethiopia for the United States. She thrived in her new country, where she enrolled at Stanford University for a bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD in Electrical Engineering, landed a prestigious engineering job at Apple, and co-founded a startup.
Studying computer vision under Dr. Fei-Fei Li, Gebru authored several notable papers in her research area of mining large scale datasets for sociological insights. Her recent work using machine learning methods to extrapolate census data from Google Street View images was lauded by The Economist.
Gebru actively works to boost diversity and inclusion in the field of AI. After noticing she was the only black woman at a major AI conference, she co-founded the social community Black In AI to drive connection and participation in AI research.
Gebru also returned to Ethiopia to co-teach AddisCoder, a programming bootcamp, to a diverse range of young students and help them win admission to Ivy League universities.
Since AI affects all aspects of society, even being used to manipulate elections and identify criminals, Gebru cautions that “AI researchers should not be silent regarding the repercussions of their work.” Only when technology creators tend to inclusion will the exponential benefits of artificial intelligence positively impact all.
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Kenna Zemedkun, known professionally as simply Kenna, is an Ethiopian-born American musician. His track "Say Goodbye To Love" was nominated for Best Urban/Alternative Performance in the 2009 Grammy Awards.
Kenna is the eldest son of an Ethiopian family that immigrated to Cincinnati, Ohio. He was later raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia, attending school with friends and eventual career-long collaborators Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams.
Kenna began to express an interest in music upon receiving a copy of U2's The Joshua Tree. That album inspired Kenna to teach himself piano while studying singers like Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye, as well as groups like The Cure and Duran Duran.
Breaking into the music scene at such a young age and at an interesting time in pop history, Kenna met some of music’s biggest names including Whitney Houston, Babyface, Blackstreet, Teddy Riley and Michael Jackson. He went on to create his own sound that has yet to be categorized and filed under any mainstream genre.
New Sacred Cow
With the release of his first single in 2001, "Hell Bent", Kenna gained moderate popularity and an underground following of fans who eagerly awaited the release of his debut album, New Sacred Cow. After many delays and swapping of record labels, the album was finally released under the Sony imprint Flawless in 2003. A subsequent North American tour was launched in the Summer of 2003 with Depeche Mode front man Dave Gahan.
The album, which was co-produced by Chad Hugo of The Neptunes, contained elements of electronica, synth pop, post rock, and house music. Two singles, "Sunday After You" and "Freetime" followed the release of the album; the music video of the latter, along with "Hell Bent", appeared sporadically on MTV2. "Freetime" reached #19 on the U.S. Dance charts.
In Malcolm Gladwell's book Blink, which is about the way people judge and make decisions in their lives, a portion of one chapter focuses on the stops and starts and difficulties that Kenna experienced in getting his music accepted by the general public, despite the tremendous reception and enthusiasm that music executives, other musicians and a small, loyal fan base had when they heard his music.
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Men have always been allowed to set the standard of what’s hot and what’s not when it comes to a woman’s sex appeal. These lower back dimples, two concave marks located directly above the buttocks, aren’t found on everyone. But when you see them, here’s what it means.
You must be wondering what Michelangelo has to do with all this. Well, he was the first to have been heard quoting, about the lower back dimples.
Michelangelo christened them dimples of ‘Venus’ when he spotted them on women.
3. The Two Holes
The two holes at the lower back that can be seen with the naked eyes pretend to be like circles, that’s why they are called holes. This can be seen in both men and women. In women, they are called Venus holes and in men, they are called Apollo holes.
4. Is it Good?
They are thought to be aesthetically pleasing, but they are also rumored to have some benefits in other ways too.
According to official medical experts, they are ‘created by a short ligament stretching between the spine and the skin.’
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Getting an idea about some of those future happenings is kinda interesting thing, isn’t it? There are so many of those different ways using which astrologers make people know about such things. And palmistry is also one of those which include the study of palm prints on the basis of which, future and past happenings are been known and understood. Isn’t this quite amazing about how we have different letter formations in our hands such as the letter X or maybe sometimes just nothing and that too carrying a different mystery within?
It is been said that these different lines, actually defines about how every person is different from each other. Reason behind which is many of different formations of those lines.
Moving forward, you might have heard about the presence of three kinds of lines in your palm till date, such as lifeline, Heartline and headline having a mystery within. But what is the thing about this letter X? Take a look over on your palm, you’ll notice that alphabet in there; I mean if you are among that 3 % people who carry this letter.
So, you have that letter in your palm? Doesn’t matter if you haven’t! I am sure you must still be eager to know about that mystery which this letter might be carrying within. You are, right?
But before you take a step forward it is important to get an understanding of some of the facts linked with this palmistry and the presence of letter X in there too.
Brief of Palmistry: This is basically an art using which one can get to know about their future by reading those palm lines in hand. The procedure of getting this mystery out is believed to be starting with looking at both of the hands and then considering the most active one at first. And then combining both of them is calculated the kind of lifestyle in future or things linked in past.
Did you know?
Alexander is believed to have that great amount of interest in this thing of palmistry and so as a result of which he used to read his own hand. He even had his life planned according to the study he made out of his palm lines.
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The remains of an ancient basilica have been discovered about 20 meters from shore in Bursa’s Lake İznik, according to local archaeologists.
“We have found church remains. It is in a basilica plan and has three naves,” said Mustafa Şahin, an archaeology professor at Bursa Uludağ University.
The foundations of the church are currently lying in water that is about 1.5 to two meters deep.
“This church’s remains are similar to the Hagia Sophia in İznik. This is why we estimated that it was built in the fifth century A.D.,” said Şahin.
He said the structure was discovered while photographing the city from the air to make an inventory of historical and cultural artifacts.
After the discovery, the university informed the İznik Museum Directorate and the Culture and Tourism Ministry, asking that the archaeological site be protected, Şahin said.
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List of secret codes for Android
These codes are mostly universal and should work on Android devices, no matter the manufacturer. There might still be carrier restrictions on certain codes though, so they're not all guaranteed to work.
CODE FUNCTION *#06# Show phone's IMEI *#0*# Info menu (doesn't work for all phones) *#*#4636#*#* Info menu *#*#34971539#*#* Camera info *#*#1111#*#* FTA software version *#*#1234#*#* PDA software version *#12580*369# Software and hardware info *#7465625# Device lock status *#*#232338#*#* MAC address *#*#2663#*#* Touchscreen version *#*#3264#*#* RAM version *#*#232337#*# Bluetooth address *#*#2222#*#* Hardware version *#*#44336#*#* Software version and update info
CODE FUNCTION *#*#273282*255*663282*#*#* Backup all media
CODE FUNCTION *#*#197328640#*#* Test mode *#*#232339#*#* Wi-Fi test *#*#0842#*#* Brightness and vibration test *#*#2664#*#* Touchscreen test *#*#232331#*#* Bluetooth test *#*#7262626#*#* Field test *#*#1472365#*#* GPS quick test *#*#1575#*#* Full GPS test *#*#0283#*#* Packet loopback test *#*#0*#*#* LCD display test *#*#0289#*#* Audio test *#*#0588#*#* Proximity sensor test
CODE FUNCTION *#9090# Diagnostics settings *#301279# HSDPA/HSUPA settings *#872564# USB logging settings
CODE FUNCTION *#9900# System dump mode ##778 (+green/call button) EPST menu
CODE FUNCTION ##7764726 Hidden Motorola Droid menu
CODE FUNCTION *#*#3424#*#* HTC test program ##786# (Caution!) Phone reset menu ##3282# EPST menu ##3424# Diagnostic mode ##33284# Field test ##8626337# Launch Vocoder *#*#4636#*#* HTC info menu
CODE FUNCTION *#7780# (Caution!) Factory reset *2767*3855# (Caution!) Full factory reset *#*#7594#*#* Power off the phone *#*#8351#*#* Activate dialer log mode #*#8350#*#* Disactivate dialer log mode
Stay away from these codes (Caution! Risk of data loss and rendering phone useless)
CODE FUNCTION *#*#7780#*#* (Caution!) Factory data partition reset *2767*3855# (Caution!) Format device
There's a good chance you'll never need to use these codes, but if you do then now you know where to find them.
Are there any secret codes that you find yourself using all the time? Or are there any we haven't listed here that are really interesting? Let us know in the comments!
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Ethiopian Professor Alemayehu Gebremariam, a Lecturer of Political Science at California State University, San Bernardino, has translated Teddy Afro’s much beloved “Ethiopia” song into English aiming for those native Ethiopians, who have born and raised abroad.
Here you can find Professor Alemayehu’s English version poem for Teddy Afro’s Ethiopia:-
Even if I pass [die] away
My motherland [Ethiopia]
She [remains] is my honor
Indeed, [she is] my [mother] country.
So many have died
Guarding your [her] honor
Against those who have crossed seas
To dishonor you [her].
You are the land of heroes
[Land] Where Adam left his footprints
The fountainhead of Ghion [river mentioned in Ch. 2, Genesis]
[From where] your name is called out.
Not only those who see your flag waving in the SKY
Even those who hear the name “Ethiopia” [dare] keep quiet
Not only those who see your flag waving in the sky
Even those who hear the name “Ethiopia” [dare] keep quiet.
With your rainbow [shining]
The sky draped with your flag
Your symbol is imprinted on the palm of the world
And known [even] to Aryam [Ge’ez: sky above all skies, heaven].
Mountain [ranges] of high peaks
Have stood guard over you
[From] The peak of mountains
That citadel of Axum, Ethiopia.
You are the gate to Creation
The [beginning] chapter for the round world
If [rainbow] colors are seen across the SKY
It is hers [Ethiopia’s] and no one else’s.
Even though the world calls her [Ethiopia] backward today
She will be the front runner of the coming age
Just let me repeat her name over and over
Isn’t Ethiopia my own name?
If there is less food [injera] on the table [Ethiopia is poor]
Is it possible to TRADE one’s [poor] mother for anything else
I will hold tight on her skirt
And never give up hope in my mother.
Before [I] finish paying her [Ethiopia] for all her favors
Should not people say [shout out] “Unity” when they hear [the name] Ethiopia
Ethiopia! Ethiopia! My country!
Isn’t my honor because of you?
You are the seed of Solomon
Tears of the holy ones from which your leaf sprouted
It should be nothing new [not be surprised] today to those
Who touched [provoked] you to be burned by the fire they lit.
Without any limitation to your glory
In the book of your heritage with the history of the spirit of the ages [written]
The prophets saw you from afar and wrote in their books:
“Don’t touch Ethiopia!”
In the north
In the south
In the east and in the west
May your bounty be full!
Begone hardship [misery] from the land [Ethiopia]
Let your bounty be full!
Begone hardship [misery] from your land [Ethiopia]
Let your bounty be full!
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If you look at your fingernails, you’ll notice light areas at the base. These are moons, or lunulae. Their change in color, shape, or size can indicate not only the presence of a disease but also the predisposition to it. Such diagnostics help you notice the problem in time and take action.
When a lunula changes on one finger
A lunula on the little finger, as a rule, should be almost unnoticeable or completely absent. It’s connected with the work of the kidneys, small intestine, and heart. An increased lunula can be a result of high blood pressure.
The ring finger is responsible for the work of the reproductive and lymphatic systems. A barely visible lunula can hint at digestion problems.
The middle finger is connected with the work of the brain and cardiovascular system. The absence of a lunula can indicate vascular problems and high blood pressure.
The index finger lunula can disappear or get considerably smaller because of improper function of the intestine, pancreas, or chronic E.N.T. diseases.
The lunula on the thumb reflects the work of the lungs and spleen. It’s the most visible of all and should take up no more than 25% of the whole fingernail. It can get significantly smaller in smokers or bigger when you have arterial hypertension.
Overly large lunulae
Lunulae are considered large when they occupy a third (or more) of the fingernail. They indicate problems with the cardiovascular system, heartbeat disruption, and low blood pressure.
Large lunulae can be often found in athletes and people whose occupation is connected with physical activity. If a person isn’t involved in sports, enlarged lunulae may appear because of a high level of stress.
Small lunulae, which can be barely seen behind the cuticle, indicate low blood pressure and circulatory disorders. This can be a sign of a weak immune system, poor metabolism, or lack of iron and B12.
If the lunulae are noticeably separated from the rest of the nail plate with transverse lines, it indicates problems with blood sugar levels and the possible development of diabetes.
Lunulae aren’t visible at all
Don’t panic if you haven’t found lunulae on your own or your child’s nails. They’re often not visible on children’s nails and appear over time. In some people, they don’t appear at all due to physiological specificities of the nail structure.
However, a sudden disappearance of lunulae is perceived by modern medicine as one of the symptoms of a circulatory disorder. This study showed that the absence of lunulae is connected with thyroid gland disorders and a deficit of vitamin B12 and iron.
Change in lunulae color
Gray lunulae indicate severe fatigue, digestion disorders, and possible difficulties in nutrient absorption.
White lunulae are healthy and natural. The moons should be several shades lighter than the skin.
Purple lunulae are a sign of poor blood circulation and a lack of oxygen in the organs and tissues. Dizziness and headaches may often occur.
Pink (red) lunulae may indicate low physical activity and lung problems.
Black lunulae are an uncommon and extremely dangerous sign. As a rule, this is a symptom of heavy metal poisoning.
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Despite a ban from the Bishoftu City Administration, Shandong Dong, the first donkey slaughterhouse in Ethiopia, is carrying on with the business until the stock of donkeys it has already purchased have been slaughtered. Their stock should be complete sometime in the next week.
In a letter issued on April 16, 2017, the administration banned the Chinese company from carrying on with its operations, saying that it was offensive to the people who are living around the plant. The ban comes three weeks after public outrage exploded on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.
“We cannot compromise when the community is demanding its closure,” said Dereje Jira, head of Bishoftu City Administration Mayor’s Office. “One of the important points in our deep reform is avoiding negligence of the people’s demands.”
The shutdown, however, is not stopping Shandong Dong or donkey wholesalers, whose businesses have also suffered.
We cannot cease immediately,” said Lio Zhaohua, country director of Shandong. “We are supposed to complete at least what we have in stock.”
“This is a joke,” said Lio. “Any investment should get notice before a shutdown.
Shandong first come to Ethiopia five years ago secured a license from the Ethiopian Investment Commission. Its original plan was to buy donkey skins from Ethiopian market.
The Commission, however, suggested the company open its slaughterhouse instead, saying that they would not find anyone suppliers for donkey skin. With an initial capital of 62.6 million Birr, Shandong started to build a donkey abattoir.
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We could say that there was no one like Journalist Tewodros Tsegaye, who have been a source of infinite critics, even insults on the social media after he forwarded an opinion about Teddy Afro’s new “Ethiopia” single and its album poster, which posted on social media.
Facebookers were seriously condemned following the comments of the journalist and posted that: “comments on Teddy Afro album forwarded on Tewodros show were not totally expert wise views, it lacks professionalism”.
Tewodros hosted varieties of critics and insults from facebookers and pages. He formally replied to a bulky of comments. “We are in favor of promoting and protecting the good images of Ethiopia”. “Therefore, we have forwarded our opinion towards the singer in that sense, not in any other negative implications,” he added.
The “Reyot Show” Producer and Presenter, Tewodros also stressed on the “importance of having a multitude of ideas and opinions and the supremacy of logical ideas”.
He opined: “We were trying to present a positive and constructive critics to create musicians and other personalities with a better cabability in our country”.
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A recruitment agency in Bahrain sparked outrage by offering an “Ethiopian maid” as a prize.
The Bahraini recruitment agency ran the advertisement on the social networking site, Instagram, according to reports on multiple Arabic news outlets. An “Ethiopian maid” is the prize for the winner of the contest to be held in the Ramadan, the fasting season of Muslims, said the advertisement.
The announcement provoked condemnation among some Bahraini Twitter users, according to Bahraini media reports.
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A 55-year-old British tank restorer who bought a tank on eBay for £30,000 has found £2m worth of gold bars hidden in the diesel tank.
Nick Mead found the five solid gold bars weighing up to 12lbs each while restoring a Russian T54/69, where he also found a machine gun ammunition with his mechanic friend, Todd Chamberlain. The gold bars are believed to have been looted by Iraqi soldiers during the invasion of Kuwait in 1990.
Tank restorers Nick Mead (right) and Todd Marshall from Helmdon, Northants, who found five gold bullion bars worth in excess of £2 million in an external fuel tank of a Russian built T-54/69 tank. Material must be credited "The Sun/News Syndication" unless otherwise agreed. 100% surcharge if not credited. Online rights need to be cleared separately. Strictly one time use only subject to agreement with News Syndication
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An Ethiopian housekeeper who was filmed begging for help as she hung from the seventh floor of an apartment complex while her Kuwaiti employer stood-by and filmed her, has spoken out about her ordeal and debunked media claims that she had tried to kill herself.
The domestic worker spoke to Ethiopian media for the first time since a video went viral showing her cling to a window ledge before losing her grip and dropping seven floors, escaping without major injury.
"I am fine, thank God, I am fine," she said in a video as she lay in a hospital bed after the fall, suffering from a broken arm and bleeding from her ear and nose.