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Refugee dies after SA hospital denies treatment, citing health act

Home  »  Features  »  Refugee dies after SA hospital denies treatment, citing health act Refugee dies after SA hospital denies treatment, citing health act in  Features   3 days ago Ethiopian refugee Badesa Fokora has died in a Johannesburg hospital after suffering double kidney failure and being refused treatment for it, despite the fact that he had been lying in a hospital bed for a month. Although doctors at Helen Joseph Hospital in Johannesburg were aware of his life-threatening condition, they refused him treatment on the basis that he was not a South Africa citizen. Fokora was told that as a non-South African, he did not qualify for a place on the hospital’s chronic renal treatment programme, which involves dialysis and an organ transplant. The hospital refused to treat him even after Fokora’s family said that they would contribute to the costs of the treatment. The National Health Act states that only citizens and permanent residents of South Africa may receive

Medrek, UDJ relationship ends in divorce

The two parties, Unity for Democracy and Justice Party (UDJ) and Forum for Democratic Dialogue in Ethiopia (Medrek), which used to work together in the opposition block of the country, has ended their relationship and have officially separated as of November 20 due to the differences between the parties. These two parties were working together for the past six years and their relationship was at odds after a speech, which was delivered by former president of UDJ Gizachew Shiferaw (Eng.), advocated for a merger than continuing with the party in the form of a front or a coalition. In this regard, Medrek demanded a correction of that speech and suspended the party temporarily on its ninth general assembly which was held last year. However, UDJ declined to do so and argued that the speech was delivered by the president as a personal opinion which does not represent the party. The disagreement between these two parties continued till the tenth general assembly which was held on N

Story of Adopted Sidama Child in USA

Members on Mission: Our Adoption Story by Heather Postma (with Scott, Tyler, Kebede and Megan)   “‘ For I know the plans I have for you,’declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” Jeremiah 29:11   A recurring theme in our family when we don’t quite understand why things happen is to trust that, through it all, we know that God has a plan for us. Little did we know that when we kept reassuring Kebede that there is a reason he is in our family and that God has a plan for him, he also had in the works a plan for us too.   Adoption was on my heart even as a young child. Seeing pictures of starving children during the devastating Ethiopian famine, I would ask my mom, “Why would God let children be born in a country with no food?” My desire to adopt continued to grow.  There seemed to be sign after sign of God telling us not to wait any longer. It could have been a radio ad about adoption as I was thinking about it,


Summary Objectives: This study is aimed at examining the contribution of selected pregnancy and postnatal health care services to Infant Mortality (IM) in Southern Ethiopia. Method: Data were collected from 10 rural villages of the Sidama Zone, Southern Ethiopia, using a structured interview schedule. The 1,094 eligible women respondents were selected using a combination of simple random and multi-stage sampling techniques. The main outcome variable of the study (IM) was measured by reported infant deaths during the twelve months preceding the survey, and was estimated at 9.6% or 96 infant deaths per 1,000 births. Pregnancy and health care variables were used as the main explanatory variables along with other household and individual characteristics. Results: The predicted probabilities, using three models of logistic regression analysis, have shown that four pregnancy and postnatal health care variables (antenatal care, immunisation, exclusive breast feeding and wantedness

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Sidama Ardi

Sidama is one of the most recognised and celebrated regions for high quality naturally processed coffees in Ethiopia. About 60 miles south of the famous small town of Yirgacheffe there is a town called Hagere Maryam. All of the Ardi coffee comes from one mill in this town. This is a natural processed coffee, which helps to yield the super typical berry and floral characteristics that are found in the cup. In order to control the drying process of this coffee it is first dried for two weeks on raised beds in the sun. The coffee is sorted by hand as it dries. Any under-ripe cherry (green in colour) stands in stark contrast to all the red cherries on the bed. All the under-ripe cherries are removed, and after two weeks, the coffee is set to dry on a concrete patio. Read more @

What does it take to be an Ethiopian ambassador?

By Mikias Sebsibe Five months after the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) announced the result of the fourth general elections; former President Girma Woldegiorgis appointed 36 ambassadors and special envoys to various diplomatic missions on October 2010. Nominated by the late Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi, the list included former ministers, state ministers and speakers of the House of Peoples’ Representatives.  Veteran politicians like Seyoum Mesfin and Girma Birru, who were appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to China and the US, respectively, were among them. Prior to their foreign service missions, Seyoum served as the country’s Foreign Minister while Girma was Minister of Trade and Industry. The pair only had to wait for a month to secure ambassadorial appointments after leaving their ministerial posts in favour of their party comrades, when the then leader of the Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) established its

አንድነትና መድረክ ተለያዩ

ላለፉት ስድስት ዓመታት ገደማ ያህል በጋራ ለመሥራት ተስማምተው የተቃውሞ ጐራው ላይ በጋራ ሲሠሩ የነበሩት የኢትዮጵያ ፌዴራላዊ ዲሞክራሲያዊ አንድነት መድረክ (መድረክ) እና አንድነት ለዴሞክራሲና ለፍትሕ ፓርቲ (አንድነት) የነበራቸውን አብሮ የመሥራት ስምምነት አቋርጠው ተለያዩ፡፡  ሁለቱ ፓርቲዎች የቀድሞው የአንድነት ፕሬዚዳንት ኢንጂነር ግዛቸው ሽፈራው ሰጥተውታል በተባለው አስተያየት የተነሳ እሰጥ አገባ ውስጥ መግባታቸው የሚታወስ ሲሆን፣ አስተያየቱን አንድነት ያስተባብል በሚል ከመድረክ የቀረበው ጥያቄ ተቀባይነት ባለማግኘቱ ለፓርቲዎቹ መለያየት ከፍተኛውን ድርሻ መውሰዱን የሁለቱ ፓርቲዎች ባለድርሻ አካላት መግለጻቸውን መዘገባችን የሚታወስ ነው፡፡  ከሁለት ሳምንታት በፊት ዳግም የመድረክ ፕሬዚዳንት ሆነው የተመረጡት ፕሮፌሰር በየነ ጴጥሮስ ለአንድነት እስከ ኅዳር 15 ቀን 2007 ዓ.ም. ድረስ ገደብ መስጠታቸውን መዘገባችን የሚታወስ ነው፡፡  በዚህም መሠረት አንድነት ለመድረክ ኅዳር 11 ቀን 2007 ዓ.ም. በጻፈው የመልስ ደብዳቤ፣ ከመድረክ አባልነት መውጣቱን ገልጾ መጻፉን የመድረክ ሕዝብ ግንኙነት ኃላፊ አቶ ጥላሁን እንደሻው ለሪፖርተር አረጋግጠዋል፡፡ የአንድነት ብሔራዊ ምክር ቤት አፈ ጉባዔ አቶ አበበ አካሉ በበኩላቸው፣ ‹‹ከመድረክ ጋር በይፋ ተለያይተናል፤ ፊርማችንን ቀደናል፤›› በማለት ከመድረክ ጋር የነበራቸውን ግንኙነት ማቋረጣቸውን ለሪፖርተር ገልጸዋል፡፡ ለሁለቱም የፓርቲ አመራሮች ምርጫ በተቃረበበት ወቅት እንዲህ ዓይነት ውሳኔ መውሰድ አጠቃላይ ሰላማዊ ትግሉን አይጐዳውም ወይ የሚል ጥያቄ ሪፖርተር አቅርቦ ነበር፡፡ የሁለቱም ፓርቲ አመራሮች ጉዳት ማስከተሉን ተቀብለው ነገር ግን ከአቅም በላይ በመሆኑ መለያየት መፍትሔ እንደሆነ አስረ

ኢትዮጵያ ለዓለም ገበያ የምታቀርበው ‹‹ሶቨሪን ቦንድ›› መጠን ዛሬ ይፋ ይሆናል

የኢትዮጵያ መንግሥት ለዓለም አቀፍ ገበያ የሚያቀርበው ‹‹የሶቨሪን ቦንድ››  መጠን ዛሬ ይፋ እንደሚሆን ገንዘብና ኢኮኖሚ ልማት ሚኒስቴር አመለከተ፡፡  የኢትዮጵያ ‹‹ሶቨሪን ቦንድ››ን ለመሸጥ ከተመረጡ ኩባንያዎች ጋር መግለጫው በአውሮፓ እንደሚሰጥም የገንዘብና ኢካኖሚ ልማት ሚኒስትር ዴኤታ አቶ አህመድ ሽዴ ለሪፖርተር ገልጸዋል፡፡ በገንዘብና ኢኮኖሚ ልማት ሚኒስትሩ አቶ ሱፊያን አህመድ የሚመራ የኢትዮጵያ ቡድን ወደ አውሮፓ ማቅናቱን የገለጹት አቶ አህመድ፣ የኢትዮጵያን ‹‹ሶቨሪን ቦንድ›› ለመሸጥ ከተመረጡት አመቻች ኩባንያዎች ጋር በመሆን፣ በሚሰጠው መግለጫ ላይ ኢትዮጵያ በዶላር የምትሸጠው የዕዳ መጠን ወይም ‹‹ሶቨሪን ቦንድ›› ይፋ ይሆናል ብለዋል፡፡ ከዛሬ ጀምሮም የዕዳ መጠኑን ወይም ቦንዱን ከሚገዙ ኢንቨስተሮች ጋር ውይይት እንደሚደረግ ጠቁመዋል፡፡ ለዓለም አቀፍ ገበያው የሚቀርበው ቦንድ መጠንን ግን ሚኒስትር ዴኤታው አቶ አህመድ ሽዴ ከመግለጽ ተቆጥበዋል፡፡ ‹‹ሶቨሪን ቦንድ›› ማለት ኢትዮጵያ የህዳሴውን ግድብ ለመገንባት ለኢትዮጵያውያን እንደቀረበላቸው ዓይነት የመንግሥት ሰነድ ሆኖ፣ ይኼኛው የሚለየው ለዓለም አቀፍ ገበያ ወይም ኢንቨስተሮች በዶላር ወይም በውጭ ምንዛሪ እንዲገዙት የሚቀርብ ነው፡፡ ኢትዮጵያ እስከ ዛሬ ከውጭ የምታገኛቸው ብድሮች በረዥም ጊዜ የሚከፈሉና በአገሮች የሁለትዮሽ ስምምነት መሠረት ቀላል ወለድና ረዥም የዕፎይታ ጊዜን የሚሰጡ ናቸው፡፡ ‹‹ሶቨሪን ቦንድ›› ግን በንግድ ወለድ መሠረት የሚገዛ ሲሆን፣ ገዢዎች ወደዚሁ ውሳኔ ከመግባታቸው በፊት የአገሪቱን ወይም የቦንዱ ባለቤት አገርን ብድር የመሸከምና አጠቃላይ ፖለቲካዊና ኢኮኖሚያው ሁኔታዎችን ከግምት ያስገባሉ፡፡ የአንድ አገርን ወይም ድንበር ዘለል ኩባንያን ዕዳ የመ

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Photo: Inadequate management of healthcare waste is a serious concern in many developing countries due to the risks posed to human health and the environment. This study aimed to evaluate healthcare waste management in Hawassa city, Ethiopia. The study was conducted in nine healthcare facilities (HCFs) including hospitals (four), health centres (two) and higher clinics (three) in two phases, first to assess the waste management aspect and second to determine daily waste generation rate. The result showed that the ...  Read more HERE


Today’s coffee was grown and harvested by smallholder farmers who belong to the Abela Galuko Cooperative, which falls under the Sidama Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (SCFCU). Located in the Sidama region of southern Ethiopia, SCFCU began representing small-scale farmers in 2001 and has since grown to become the second largest coffee producing cooperative union in Ethiopia. The majority of its member coops are organic and Fair Trade certified and nearly all their coffee is grown in the shade of diverse, indigenous trees. Approximately 5,000 tons of sidamo coffee is produced per year, 95% of which is washed. Harvest time occurs between September to December depending on the coffee’s altitude and rainfall. After the families harvest the cherries, they sell them to the primary cooperatives for wet processing. There are approximately 220 wet processing centers, 92 of which are owned by members of the coops. The dried parchment is sthen stored in a warehouse until delivery to the c

Large Industrial Zone to Be Built in Hawassa

A large industry zone is going to be constructed in the capital of Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples State, Hawassa City. The industrial zone is going to be set up as a contribution to make Ethiopia, within the coming ten years, a leading light manufacturing country from the entire African continent. Ethiopia is working to make urban areas centers of industries and to this effect it has active projects in Dire Dawa, Kombolcha, Addis Ababa and Hawassa. Lemi Industrialized Zone, found in the nation’s capital city, is almost complete and space is being allocated for foreign investors. According to the State Minister of Industry, Mebrhatu Meles, preliminary study to set up an industrial zone in Hawassa has been finalized. Establishing an industrial zone in Hawassa is expected to facilitate the export of value added agricultural products in the locality. In addition to this it is said the industrial zone will enhance Hawassa’s service and tourism sector. Source: www.2

African Human Rights Need More Commitment

AFRICA has to make stronger commitments to human rights issues if the continent is to make economic and democratic advances and benefit from its positive spin-offs, says the President of the African Court for Human and Peoples' Rights (AfCHPR), Justice Augustino Ramadhani. In his opening remarks at the national sensitisation seminar on the promotion of the African Court of Human and Peoples' Rights in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Saturday, AfCHPR President added that the success of Africa's Agenda 2063 would depend largely on the importance given to the promotion, protection and enjoyment of human and peoples' rights on the continent. "History teaches us that respect for human rights, the promotion of human development and the consolidation of peace, coupled with good political and economic governance are conditions sine qua non for any meaningful development," he told over 100 delegates drawn from various governments, Ambassadors, non-government organizatio

ሙስናን በክልሎች ለመከላከል መንግሥት የፖለቲካ ውሳኔ መስጠት አለበት ተባለ

‹‹በፌዴራል ሥርዓት ውስጥ ጣልቃ መግባት ሕገ መንግሥቱን መጣስ ነው›› አቶ አስመላሽ ወልደ ሥላሴ በክልሎች፣ ብልሹ አሠራርና ሙስናን ለመከላከል፣ የክልል የሥነ ምግባርና የፀረ ሙስና ኮሚሽኖች በአመራሮች ተፅዕኖ በአግባቡ መሥራት ባለመቻላቸው የፌዴራል መንግሥት ፖለቲካዊ ውሳኔ እንደሚያስፈልግ የፌዴራል የሥነ ምግባር የፀረ ሙስና ኮሚሽን አሳሰበ፡፡ ኮሚሽኑ የአገር አቀፍ የፀረ ሙስና ጥምረት ሥራ አስፈጻሚ ኮሚቴ አሥረኛ መደበኛ ስብሰባውን ኅዳር 11 ቀን 2007 ዓ.ም. በሸራተን አዲስ ለግማሽ ቀን ባካሄደት ወቅት እንደገለጸው፣ በየክልሉ ያሉ የሥነ ምግባርና የፀረ ሙስና ተቋማት በነፃነት እንዳይሠሩ የክልሎቹ አመራሮች ተፅዕኖ እያደረሱባቸው መሆኑን አስታውቋል፡፡ በጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ የሕግና አስተዳደር ጉዳዮች አማካሪ ሚኒስትር ዴኤታ በአቶ አስመላሽ ወልደሥላሴ ሰብሳቢነት በተካሄደው አሥረኛ መደበኛ ስብሰባ ላይ የተወሰኑ ባለድርሻ አካላት ብቻ ተገኝተዋል፡፡ የአገር አቀፍ የፀረ ሙስና ጥምረትና የፌዴራልና የክልል የሥነ ምግባርና የፀረ ሙስና ኮሚሽኖች የ2006 በጀት ዓመት ሥራ አፈጻጸም ሪፖርት ካቀረቡ በኋላ፣ በተገኙት ጥቂት ባለድርሻ አካላት የተለያዩ ጥያቄዎች ተነስተዋል፡፡ በተለይ በአፋር፣ በቤኒሻንጉል ጉሙዝና በሶማሌ ክልሎች የፀረ ሙስና ተቋማት በነፃነት እየሠሩ እንዳልሆነና ያላቸውን ከፍተኛ ሀብት እንደ አገር መጠቀም አለመቻሉን ተሳታፊዎቹ ተናግረዋል፡፡ በክልል የሚገኙ አመራሮች እነሱ እንዲከሰስ የፈለጉትን የኮሚሽኑ ኃላፊዎች ካልከሰሱ ወይም መከሰስ የሌለባቸውን ከሰው ከተገኙ፣ ከኃላፊነታቸው እንደሚያነሷቸውና በፈለጉት ቦታ እንደሚመድቧቸው ጠቁመዋል፡፡ በአሁኑ ጊዜ የአፋር ክልል የሥነ ምግባርና የፀረ ሙና ኮሚሽን ኃላፊ እንደሌለው የጠቆሙት የስብ

በኢትዮጵያ የዲፕሎማሲያዊ አገልግሎት ምደባ ወደ ፖለቲከኞች እያዘነበለ ነውን?

የአሜሪካው ፕሬዚዳንት ባራክ ሁሴን ኦባማ ከቅርብ ጊዜ ወዲህ ለትችት ከዳረጓቸው ጉዳዮች መካከል የአሜሪካ የውጭ ዲፕሎማሲ ሥራ ላይ የሚመድቧቸው ሰዎች ማንነት አንዱ ነው፡፡ ፕሬዚዳንት ኦባማ እ.ኤ.አ. በ2012 ለድጋሚ ፕሬዚዳንትነት በተወዳደሩበት ወቅት ለቅስቀሳ ከፍተኛ ገንዘብ ሲያሰባስቡ የነበሩ ግለሰቦች ፕሬዚዳንት ኦባማ በድጋሚ ወንበራቸውን ካገኙ በኋላ የተወሰኑት በተለያዩ አገሮች በአምባሳደርነትና በዲፕሎማትነት ተመድበዋል፡፡  ለምሳሌ በቅርቡ በአምባሳደርነት የተመደበው ማቲው ባርዙን ለፕሬዚዳንቱ የምርጫ ቅስቀሳ ወጪ ከተሰበሰበው 700 ሚሊዮን ዶላር ውስጥ 2.3 ሚሊዮን ዶላር የሚሆነውን በግሉ አሰባስቧል፡፡  በተመሳሳይ ጆን ፊሊፕስ ለኦባማ የምርጫ ዘመቻ 500 ሺሕ ዶላር ከሰበሰበ በኋላ በጣሊያን ሮም የአሜሪካ ዲፕሎማት ሆኖ ተመድቧል፡፡ ጆን ኤመርሰን 1.5 ሚሊዮን ዶላር ያሰባሰበ ሲሆን፣ የተመደበው ጀርመን በሚገኘው ኤምባሲ ነው፡፡ ጄን ስቴትሰን 2.4 ሚሊዮን ዶላር አሰባስቦ፣ የተመደበው በፈረንሳይ ፓሪስ መሆኑን መረጃዎች ያመለክታሉ፡፡  የአሜሪካ ፕሮፌሽናል ዲፕሎማቶች ማኅበርና ጡረታ የወጡ የአገሪቱ አምባሳደሮች የፕሬዚዳንት ኦባማን ድርጊት ከመውቀስ አልፈው ‹‹የመንግሥት ቢሮን የመሸጥ ያህል ነው›› በማለት ድርጊቱን ተችተዋል፡፡ ይህ ዓይነቱ የፈጠጠ የጥቅም ግንኙነት ያለበት የውጭ ዲፕሎማቶች አመዳደብ በኢትዮጵያ ባይስተዋልም የግለሰቦችን ነፃነት የሚጋፋ አካሄድና በሕግ የማይመራ አመዳደብ ለበርካታ ዓመታት ሥር ሰዶ የከረመ እንደነበር የተወሰኑ ዲፕሎማቶች ይናገራሉ፡፡  በተለይ በ1997 ዓ.ም. በተካሄደው አገር አቀፍ ምርጫ ፈተና ውስጥ ገብቶ የነበረ መሆኑን የተገነዘበው ገዥው ፓርቲ ከገባበት አጣብቂኝ ከወጣ በኋላ የአባላቱን ቁጥር ለማ