Sunday, October 19, 2014

Ebola is getting momentum

It is certain that the virus by the name of Ebola is getting momentum day by day. It is no more epidemic but pandemic!  As one researcher voiced to the world loudly,” It seems that we (Humans) are losing the war that occur between us and Ebola Virus.”
 Is Ebola out of control?  What is Ebola? Where does  Ebola  comes from..? What is the prevention protocol one has to follow not to attack by the pandemic?  Also what are the main symptoms of a patient who has Ebola virus in his / her body system?  Our Radio program of October 19, 2014 answers most part of the above questions.
Our Guest of the week is a Pediatrician and a public health Scientist as well as a Journalist and an Organizer by passion, Dr. Belay Habtyesus. Dr. Belay starts by answering how and when the virus gets its initial name.  He further stated that it took 40 years to reach the virus   to USA and other part of the world and the whole world now knew about it. Please click the link below to listen the full interview.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Conflict Erupted Again in Gambella

The conflict that took the lives of over forty individuals a month ago in Gambella region has erupted again on Monday, October 13th, 2014. According to sources six people have been killed in the Monday’s conflict. As sources told the Reporter newspaper the Anuwaks and Mazengers of the Gambella region have used force to drive other residents of the area off their land.  At least thirty homes are burned down by the Anuwaks and Mezengers in the Godera woreda; the newspaper’s sources said. Police officers have also participated in the conflict; sources have said.  Defense forces have arrived at the place Tuesday morning.
Source (DireTube News)

Ethiopia achieved a surprise victory over Mali in Bamako

The Ethiopian national team “Walias” achieved a surprising result here today when they beat Mali 3-2 to avenge their 2-0 defeat in Addis Ababa on Saturday. It was Mali who scored first through Bakary Sako (32″), but the Walias responded with 2 quick goals of their own by Omed Oukri (36′) and Getaneh Kebede (45′). The second half didn’t start well for the Walias as Getaneh Kebede was given his marching order (59″) to be followed by Mali equalizing in the 69th minute thanks to Mustaph Yattabare. It was Abebaw Butako who scored the winning goal for Ethiopia in extra time
Source (EthioSport)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia warns of attacks by Somali militants

 ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia has warned of a possible attack by Somali militant group al Shabaab and urged its nationals to avoid large crowds and hotels and restaurants in an upscale district of the capital Addis Ababa. The Ethiopian authorities said late last year that its security forces were on heightened alert after receiving strong evidence al Shabaab was plotting further attacks after a botched suicide bombing in Addis Ababa. Ethiopian troops, alongside forces from Uganda, Burundi, Kenya and Djibouti, are part of an African Union (AU) mission fighting al Shabaab inside Somalia. Their presence has been used by the al Qaeda-aligned insurgents as a rallying cry for a holy war against foreign troops on Somali soil.  "The Embassy has received threat reports of al Shabaab's intent to target the Bole area," the embassy said in a statement on Tuesday, referring to a wealthy district in the capital.

"Restaurants, hotels, bars, places of worship, supermarkets, and shopping malls in the Bole area should be avoided until further notice because they are possible targets for a potential imminent terrorist attack."  In October last year, two suicide bombers belonging to the group accidentally blew themselves up while preparing to kill soccer fans during Ethiopia's World Cup qualifying match against Nigeria. The group's leader Ahmed Godane was killed in a U.S. air strike in September this year, but al Shabaab has since named a new head and promised to deliver "great distress" to its enemies in retaliation. Ethiopia says it has thwarted several attacks over the past two years which it blamed on domestic rebel groups as well as the Somali insurgents. Neighboring countries and Western governments want to neutralize al Shabaab, a group they say has exploited Somalia's chaos to attract and train jihadists who have carried out attacks across east Africa.In September last year al Shabaab gunmen raided an upmarket shopping mall in Nairobi, killing 67 people in a four-day siege.  Source   (The Virginia Gazette)   

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

What really went wrong with us Fellow Ethiopians?

This   past week October 7, 2014 there   were two demonstration held  by  by ethiopians  and ethiopian born Americans  here  in Washington DC Metropolitan area .Despite both groups claimed their cause is Ethiopia, the objective of the two protests were quite different from each other.    There was huge police presence during the rallies in case if something wrong goes on!  For outsiders    who watched  the  demonstration  It  seems that   even in a  democratic country like America we Ethiopians are getting to the  point that we are not expressed our views  in  a  civilized way . We  ask  a  question if really  both  groups  stand in favor of our country  why would they  prefer  other option   to  bring  their  concerns  or  to  discuss it  in a  refined way?? Are  we not  the  Sons  and Daughters of  a  generation   where  our elders   used to solve huge country matter under  the sunshade  of a  big tree  ( Warka) ?  Are  we not  the generation   who had  a  long history of   resolving  problems  through dialogue  ? and share  the goods and the bad , even eat on the same plate  and had respect  each other ? Where does that way of life vanish??   We heard   voices that never add values to the cause but insulting and targeting individuals.  We wonder and ask openly   what is the driving force behind the scene?  Is it really us or are there actors or actress behind the picture?  Or is it just we are simply   losing hope for debate and became so desperate??  October 12 , 2014  Ethiopian  This week Radio  program presents  an exclusive  discussion  with   Evangelical  Daniel  Tasew  who  was at the scene when  both rallies   took place  . The  pastor explains  the ground of  the  problem  and suggests  what should really  be done  to rejuvenate  the culture of tolerance and the culture of discussion  also what it  means   to agree  not to disagree  on   ideas.  As  the  US  government   allows  to have   demonstrations , to express  views  , they also have equal  responsibilities to protect  the  embassy of Ethiopia and its premises  as we Ethiopians protect their Embassy and personnel under heavy surveillance . After all it is their full responsibly to guard and protect the embassy not left the   burden to single Ethiopian security   individual.     
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