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  • Senior Communication Officer , Senior Finance Officer , Senior Procurement officer , Junior Lease Finance and monitoring , Store Keeper

    Senior Communication Officer , Senior Finance Officer , Senior Procurement officer , Junior Lease Finance and monitoring , Store Keeper

    Oromia Capital Goods Finance Business Share Company (OCGFBSC) is a financial institution licensed by National Bank of Ethiopian (NBE). Accordingly, OCGFBSCO needs to recruit qualified, competent & energetic candidates on permanent basis at head office and branch office.

    1. Position: – Senior Communication Officer
      • Job grade: XIV
      • Qualification: MA./MSC or BSC/B.A in Literature, Linguistics or Journalism or equivalent combination of education and work experience or related.
      • Experience: – 5/7 years relevant experience preferably in MFI, Good communication & Customer handling skills are needed.
      • Required No: 1(one)
      • Salary:- 13,300.00 and other Benefits.
    • Position:- Senior Finance Officer
    • Job grade:- X1V
    • Qualification: – MA/MCOM/BA/BSC in Accounting, Banking and Insurance, Commerce
    • Experience:- 4/6 years’ related work experience, skill in Peachtree and / or double entry accountings is mandatory
    • Required No: – 1(one)
    • Salary: – 13,300.00 and other Benefits.
    • Position:- Senior Procurement officer
      • Job grade:- XIV
      • Qualification: – MAMA degree in Procurement & Supplies Management, Management, Business Administration, Property Administration or related.
      • Experience: – 4/6 years’ related work experience,
      • Required No: -1(one)
      • Salary: 13,300.00 and other Benefits.
    • Position: – Junior Lease Finance and monitoring
      • Job grade: VII Qualification: BA/ Diploma Management, Economics, Accounting Banking and Finance and other relevant field of study
      • Experience: – 0 years for BA degree and 2 years for Diploma or Level IV
      • Required No: 1(one)
      • Salary: 4,200.00 and other Benefits.
    • Position: -Store Keeper
      • Job grade: VI Qualification: – Diploma (Level IV) in procurement property administration, management, supply mgt, purchasing, material management, salesmanship
      • Experience: – A minimum of 1 years of relevant experience.
      • Required No: – 2(two)
      • Salary: 3,700.00 and other Benefits.


            For all position:

                Place of work: Head office -Finfinne


              How to Apply

      • Notes:-
        • All Work experience must be after graduation
        • All education requirements for Diploma or level IV must with COC (competence Of competent) certification Schedule for examination and interview will be announced through personal contact and internal notice Board. Speaking, Writing &. Reading Afan Oromo is Mandatory Interested and qualified applicants are invited to submit their non -returnable application, CV and copies of testimonials with original document before November 2, 2017 at Oromia Capital Goods Finance Business Share Company (OCGFBSC) Head office Kazanachis in front of Zemen Bank, Oda Tower 3th floor HRMD office.
        • Tel:- 011-5-57-16-84 Finfinne
        Oromia Capital Goods Finance Business L Share Company (OCGFBSC)
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  • 10 Habits that Can Cause Serious Damage to Your Kidneys!

    The kidneys, which are two organs that are bean-shaped and which are approximately the size of a fist, are found just under the rib cage on every one of the sides of the spine. The kidneys purify around 120 to 150 quarts of waste, urine and excess fluid on a daily basis so that there is no waste accumulation in the body. The kidneys are responsible for keeping the electrolyte levels stable and they also produce hormones which regulate the blood pressure, keep the bones strong and make red blood cells.




    The kidneys are very important organs. One needs healthy kidneys so that their body can function properly. Kidneys’ damage can sometimes go unnoticed and it is very important to take precautionary measure and make sure that your kidneys are healthy. Read about 10 usual habits that have bad influence on your kidneys and you may not even know it.


    1. Lack of Water


    One of the main kidneys function is to purify the blood and eliminate waste materials and toxins which can damage the body. If you don’t drink plenty of water, the waste and the toxins may start to buildup and that can eventually cause serious damage.


    1. Eating High Amounts of Salt


    In order to work properly, the body does not require salt, nevertheless high amounts of sodium can cause damage. The majority of people consume plenty of salt and that can stress the kidneys and can alleviate the blood pressure.


    1. Eating High Amounts of Sugar


    According to studies, the odds are that those people who have a few sugary drink per day have protein in their urine. This is an early warning sign that something is wrong with the kidneys.


    1. Holding the Urine


    As weirs as it sound, this is quite common. This usually happens in the middle of a car ride or a phone call or when there isn’t a bathroom anywhere near. Nevertheless, if you hold urine regularly it can increase pressure which can then lead to kidney stones and kidney pressure.




    1. Having Minerals and Vitamins Deficiency


    Healthy diet is vital for the health in general that includes the kidneys as well. There are number of deficiencies which can increase the formation of kidney stones or lead to kidney failure. Magnesium and B6 are some of them.


    1. Drinking too Much Coffee


    Caffeine can stress the kidneys and it can alleviate the blood pressure. Too much coffee consumption can cause kidneys damage with time.


    1. Consuming Animal Protein in Abundance


    Eating too much animal protein, red meat in particular can elevate the metabolic weight to the kidneys. Eating animal protein in abundance can stress the kidneys and can cause kidneys damage.


    1. Lack of Sleep


    Constant lack of sleep can cause a number of health issues that also includes kidney disease. The body repairs the kidney tissue while sleeping, so lack of sleep can make it harder for the tissue to heal.


    1. Misusing Painkillers


    Both prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs are usually taken for pain and aches and people usually do not keep in mind that they come with side effects. Abuse or excessive use of painkillers can cause grave liver and kidney damage.


           10. Consuming Too Much Alcohol


    Alcohol stresses the kidneys and also the liver. Even though many people enjoy a bottle of beer or glass of wine occasionally, if alcohol is consumed too often, it can lead to kidney damage.


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  • Monster Python Killed In Indonesia After It Attacks Man

    In a not-so-classic tale of revenge, a giant python tried to take a chunk out of a man’s arm before he and some other villagers decided to kill the beastie and eat it. The slithery wannabe assassin, found on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, was measured to be 7 meters (23 feet) long – no small fry, that’s for sure.

    According to reports, the man in question was Robert Nababan, 37, who was driving around on his moped in Riau Province before coming across this snake, which happened to be blocking traffic. He stepped up to the plate, confronted the snake, and decided he had no choice but to physically force it off the road.

    It was at this point that the python – probably the Python reticulatus species – decided he didn’t like this forced relocation. It lashed out, bit the man’s arm, and coiled itself around him so he couldn’t escape. “We wrestled for a while,” he told reporters from his hospital bed. This, of course, makes this story one of the strangest cases of road rage in history.

    Ultimately, with the help of others, the python lost the fight. It was last seen in a backyard near the sight of the struggle, where it was consumed piece by piece by people with a penchant for vertebrate Parseltongue speakers.

    Make no mistake – these snakes can be incredibly dangerous. Their bite is difficult to shake loose, and if the man was on his own at the time, it may have been him that ended up being served up for dinner.


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  • Equatorial Guinea, Morocco, Ethiopia Officially Submit Bids For 2018 CHAN


    The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed that Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, and Morocco have bid for the hosting rights of the 2018 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN).

    CAF made the announcement on their official website on Monday

    Kenya who was originally the designated host country had the rights stripped after falling behind schedule in preparation for the tournament.

    The decision to take the hosting rights away from Kenya was taken at a media conference after a one-day meeting headed by CAF’s president Ahmad Ahmad in Accra, Ghana on September 24.

    A statement released by CAF on their official website following the submission of bids by Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia and Morocco states:”At the end of the deadline for submission of applications on Saturday 30 September 2017 at 23:59, three federation’s had submitted their bids to the General Secretariat of the Confederation Africaine de Football for the organisation of the 2018 Total African Nations Championship. Namely, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, and Morocco.

    “At its meeting on September 23, 2017, CAF Executive Committee decided to complete the process of selecting a new host country for the tournament scheduled for January 2018, within 15 days. After Kenya, the initial host failed to meet the requirements.

    “Total CHAN is a competition that brings together 16 national teams made up of players selected in their national championships. The 5th edition is to be held in 2018.”

    The Super Eagles qualified for the 2018 CHAN after eliminating Benin Republic 2-1 on aggregate.

    At the last edition in Rwanda in 2016, the home-based Eagles under former international Sunday Oliseh, crashed out in the group stage.

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  • You’re not allowed to fall in love with an American

    You’re not allowed to fall in love with an American under Trump’s new visa rules

    Donald Trump’s just made it even harder for those trying to enter the states. He’s given immigration officials new grounds to deny entry — asking all those who require a visa to follow-through on their stated plans for at least three months. Failure to do so will make it harder for them for renew their visa or change its status.

    So if you’re in America for work, fall in love with a citizen and get married, it would be presumed that you have deliberately lied and will make living in the states difficult in the future.

    Diane Rish, associate director of government relations at the American Immigration Lawyers Association, told The New York Times: ‘If someone comes to the U.S. as a tourist, falls in love and gets married within 90 days and then applies for a green card, this means the application would be denied. This is a significant policy change.’
    In separate visa news, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has resumed processing all pending H-1B visa petitions.
    It was temporarily suspended by the Trump administration to halt the rush on applications.

    Read more: metro.co.uk

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  • If you have these apps, delete them immediately

    'All of this illicit activity takes place without the victim’s knowledge'

    Malware that secretly charges users for fake services has been downloaded by millions of people, a new report says.

    “ExpensiveWall”, software designed to cheat users out of their money without them realising, was hidden in at least 50 apps in the Google Play store. A list of apps can be found further down this page.

    According to the Check Point researchers who discovered it, ExpensiveWall has been downloaded between one million and 4.2 million times.

    “The malware registers victims to premium services without their knowledge and sends fraudulent premium SMS messages, charging their accounts for fake services,” the researchers said.

    “In some cases, the SMS activity takes place without giving the user any notice. In other cases, the malware presents the user with a button called ‘Continue’, and once the user clicks the button, the malware sends a premium SMS on [their] behalf.”

    A number of people who installed ExpensiveWall-infected apps tried to warn other users off downloading them by leaving negative reviews on Google Play. Some of these read:

    “Virus detected”
    “It is NOTHING like the ad on Instagram tey [sic] lie to you DO NOT DOWNLOAD IT”
    “The comments indicate that the app is promoted on several social networks including Instagram, which might explain how it came to be downloaded so many times,” said Check Point.

    The ExpensiveWall apps were reported to Google on 7 August and removed from the Play store.

    However, Check Point says more infected apps were made available to download on Google Play “within days”. These were taken down four days later.

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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.


    Source- Reporter

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  • የጀርባ ህመም መነሻ ምክንያቶች



    የጀርባ ህመም መነሻ ምክንያቶች

    (በዳንኤል አማረ @ኢትዮጤና) #EthioTena #BackPain

    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።

    መልካም ጤንነት!!!


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  • አሰልጣኝ አሸናፊ በቀለ ለቻን የአፍሪካ ዋንጫ ማጣሪያ ተጫዋቾችን ጠርተዋል


    አዲስ አበባ፣ ሰኔ 22፣ 2009 (ኤፍ.ቢ.ሲ) የኢትዮጵያ ብሔራዊ ቡድን አሰልጣኝ አሸናፊ በቀለ ለቻን የአፍሪካ ዋንጫ ማጣሪያ ዝግጅት ተጫዋቾችን መርጠዋል፡፡

    አሰልጣኙ በአፍሪካ ዋንጫ ማጣሪያ በጋና ከተሸነፈው ስብስብ መጠነኛ ለውጦች ያደረጉ ሲሆን አዳዲስ ተጫዋቾችም ጥሪ ደርሷቸዋል፡፡

    የድሬዳዋ ከተማው ሳምሶን አሰፋ ጥሪ ሲቀርብለት ዋናው ግብ ጠባቂ አቤል ማሞ ከስብስቡ ውጪ ሆኗል፡፡

    በግራ ተከላካይ መስመር የፋሲል ከነማው አምሳሉ ጥላሁን እና የሀዋሳ ከተማው አምበል ደስታ ዮሀንስ ጥሪ ቀርቦላቸዋል፡፡ 

    በአንጻሩ አዲስ ተስፋዬ እና ተስፋዬ በቀለ ከጋናው ቡድን ተቀናሽ ሆነዋል፡፡

    በአማካይ ስፍራ ሽመልስ በቀለ ለጨዋታው ተገቢ ባለመሆኑ እና ጋቶች ፓኖም በቅርቡ ወደ ሩሲያ በማቅናቱ በቡድኑ አልተካተቱም፡፡

    ብሩክ ቃልቦሬም ከስብስቡ ውጪ ሲሆን፥ የቅዱስ ጊዮርጊሶቹ በኃይሉ አሰፋ፣ ናትናኤል ዘለቀ እና ምንተስኖት አዳነ እንዲሁም የሀዋሳ ከተማው ታፈሰ ሰለሞን በእነርሱ ምትክ ተጠርተዋል፡፡

    የንግድ ባንኩ ቢንያም በላይ ጥሪ ቢደረግለትም ለሙከራ ወደ ጀርመን በማቅናቱ በቡድኑ ሳይካተት ቀርቷል፡፡

    በአጥቂ መስመር ኡመድ ኡኩሪ ለጨዋታው ተገቢ ባለመሆኑ ሲቀነስ ተጨማሪ ተጫዋች ቡድኑን አልተቀላቀለም፡፡

    አሰልጣኝ አሸናፊ በቀለ በቻን 2018 ማጣሪያ ጅቡቲን የሚገጥመው ስብስባቸውን ይዘው ወደ ድሬዳዋ ያመራሉ፡፡

    ለማጣሪያው የመተመረጡ ተጫዋቾች፤

    ግብ ጠባቂዎች

    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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  • Ethiopia requests extension as it fails to meet Saudi deadline for stuck migrants


    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

    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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  • 5 Ethiopian Multi-Millionaires You Should Know

    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.

    Belayneh Kindie

    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.


    Tewodros Ashenafi

    Source: Oil

    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

    Source: Diversified

    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

    Source: Diversified

    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

    Source: Construction

    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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  • The world’s most welcoming countries – as voted by you

    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.

    10. Bolivia

    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.


    Woman enjoying an ice-cream in Bolivia

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    9. Finland

    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.


    Sauna lake in Finland, Europe



    8. Myanmar

    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.


    Myanmar, Asia



    7. Kenya

    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.


    Zebras in Maasai Mara, Kenya



    6. Indonesia

    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.


    Children fishing in Indonesia, Asia



    5. Japan

    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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    People on the streets in Tokyo, Japan

    Moyan Brenn/Flickr


    4. Colombia

    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.


    Street view of a comuna in Medellin, Colombia

    Pedro Szkely/Flickr


    3. Uganda

    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.


    Mountain gorilla in Uganda

    Rod Waddington/Flickr


    2. India

    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.


    Colourful dresses in India



    1. Ethiopia

    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.


    Ethiopian coffee ceremony, Africa
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  • 11 Food Products that You can Eat in a Completely Different Way

    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.

    1. 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:
    1. Use a straw to remove the leaves from strawberries:
    1. Cover slices of bacon in ordinary pancake batter and bake on both sides:
    1. You can also bake slices of bacon together with an egg, in the form of a cupcake:
    1. Cut one half of a watermelon into cubes, place it on the table like so, and it will be much easier to eat:
    1. 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:
    1. A Chinese meal will be much easier to eat if you take apart the box like this:
    1. For a more cheerful and attractive fried egg, place them inside slices of pepper:
    1. A home-made Big Mac, with one important addition:
    1. How to make the tastiest ice cream you’ve ever eaten, with nuts, chocolate and caramel:
    1. 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 Named The world's most welcoming countries

    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.


    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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  • A student gives birth while in the exam

    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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  • Do you know that?

    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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  • Have you ever heard of Ethio-American vocalist Kenna Zemedkun?

    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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  • Do You Have Lower Back Dimples? Then You Should Find Out What They Really Mean

    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.

    1. Michelangelo 

    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.

    2. Christened

    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.

    5. Medically

    According to official medical experts, they are ‘created by a short ligament stretching between the spine and the skin.’

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  • Did You Know This Huge Mystery Behind The Presence Of That Letter X On Palm?

    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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  • Remains of Byzantine basilica discovered at the bottom of Lake Iznik

    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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