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ሲዳማ ከዚሁ ተጠቃም ይሆን ይሁን

በፌዴራል ተቋማት የሠራተኞች የብሔር ስብጥር የተመጣጠነ እንዲሆን ሊደረግ ነው
-    የፓርላማ አባሉ በገጠማቸው ጉርምርምታ ተቃውሟቸውን ገለጹበሁሉም የፌዴራል መንግሥት ተቋማት ውስጥ የሠራተኞች ብቃትና ክህሎትን ባረጋገጠ መንገድ የተመጣጠነ የብሔር ስብጥር እንዲፈጠር እየተሠራ መሆኑን፣ በተገቢው የሕግ ማዕቀፍ እንዲደገፍም እንደሚያደርግ የፐብሊክ ሰርቪስና የሰው ሀብት ልማት ሚኒስቴር አስታወቀ፡፡
በምክትል ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ማዕረግ የማኅበራዊ ዘርፍ አስተባባሪና የፐብሊክ ሰርቪስና የሰው ሀብት ልማት ሚኒስትሯ ወ/ሮ አስቴር ማሞ፣ በሁለተኛው የዕድገትና ትራንስፎርሜሽን ዕቅድ ላይ ታኅሳስ 14 ቀን 2008 ዓ.ም. ፓርላማው በተወያየበት ወቅት ለተነሱ ጥያቄዎች በሰጡት ምላሽ ነው፣ የፌዴራል መንግሥት ተቋማት የፌዴራል ሥርዓቱን መምሰል እንዲችሉ የተመጣጠነ የብሔር ስብጥርን በተቋማቸው ውስጥ መፍጠር እንደሚገባቸው የተናገሩት፡፡
የተመጣጠነ የብሔር ስብጥር በፌዴራል ተቋማቱ ለመፍጠር ሲባል ሠራተኞችን በብቃትና በክህሎት መምረጥ መርህ ላይ ምንም ዓይነት ተፅዕኖ መፍጠር እንደማይገባ አፅንኦት ሰጥተዋል፡፡ ሚኒስቴሩ የብሔር ስብጥሩን ተግባራዊ ለማድረግ ጥናቶችንና ተሞክሮዎችን በመገምገም ላይ እንደሆነና ለትግበራውም ተገቢ የሆነ የሕግ ማዕቀፍ እንደሚዘጋጅ ወ/ሮ አስቴር ገልጸዋል፡፡
በአሁኑ ጊዜ በፌዴራል ተቋማት ውስጥ ያለውን ተሞክሮ ለመገምገም በተሞከረበት ወቅት፣ ብሔራዊ ባንክ ብቻ ሞዴል ሊሆን የሚችል ልምድ ይዞ እንደተገኘ፣ በባንኩ ውስጥ 37 ብሔሮችን የሚወክሉ ሠራተኞች በሥራ ላይ እንደሚገኙ በምሳሌነት አውስተዋል፡፡ ከብሔር ብሔረሰብ ስብጥር ውጪ የወጣቶችና የፆታ ስብጥር በየፌዴራል ተቋማቱ ተመጣጥኖ ሊቀመጥ እንደሚገባም ሚኒስትሯ ገልጸዋል፡፡
የፌዴራል ተቋማት ሠራተኞች የብሔር ስጥርን አስመ…

ETIOPIA: PROGETTO ITALIANO E COSTRUTTORE CINESE PER LA NUOVA SUPERSTRADA PER HAWASSA

ETIOPIA – Sono iniziati i lavori per la realizzazione della superstrada Modjo-Hawassa, una delle principali arterie della nuova rete stradale che il governo dell’Etiopia sta realizzando per decongestionare i problemi di traffico previsti per il futuro.Lo ha annunciato la Ethiopian Roads Authority, precisando che la costruzione della strada è stata in progetto per anni e nel corso degli anni ha visto solo alcuni suoi tronconi (come quello che collega Modjo con Meki) essere realizzati.Il contratto per la costruzione della superstrada – che collegherà Modjo, situata una ventina di chilometri a sud della capitale Addis Abeba, col capoluogo della regione delle Nazioni, Hawassa – è stato assegnato alla China Railway Engineering Corporation.“Si tratta di una strada di circa 200 chilometri non ad accesso controllato e con due carreggiate separate, ognuna con due corsie e una corsia d’emergenza” spiega ad InfoAfrica Antonio Ciampa dell’azienda di ingegneria italiana Techniplan, che, insieme al…

Evaluation of the antiplasmodial properties of selected plants in southern Ethiopia

AbstractBackgroundThe majority of the Ethiopian population is at risk of malaria largely caused by Plasmodium falciparum. The resistance of the parasite to existing drugs is the main challenge in the control of the disease and thus new therapeutic drugs are required. In Ethiopia, people use different plant species to treat malaria. However, very few of them have so far been evaluated for their safety level and antimalarial activity. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and antimalarial activity of extracts of Ajuga integrifoliaClerodendrum myricoidesMelia azedarachPeponium vogelii and Premna schimperi, locally used by the Sidama people of Ethiopia to treat malaria.Read more at http://bmccomplementalternmed.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12906-015-0976-x

Ethiopia should “allow journalists to do their jobs”

Sam Effron Two journalists have been arrested by the government in Ethiopia as deadly demonstrations continue in the Oromia region. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), an independent nonprofit organization promoting press freedoms, on Sunday released a statementcalling “on authorities in Ethiopia to release the editor-in-chief of Negere Ethiopia online newspaper, Getachew Shiferaw, who was arrested on Friday”.Shiferaw’s arrest on Christmas day comes after the arrest of Fikadu Mirkana, a news anchor for the state-run Oromia Radio and TV broadcaster. Mirkana was taken into custody from his home in Addis Ababa on December 19.Sue Valentine, CPJ’s Africa Program Coordinator, said, “Ethiopia prides itself on development, but economic growth is a hollow achievement if the public does not enjoy fundamental human rights such as the right to receive and share information and divergent viewpoints.“Authorities should immediately release Getachew Shiferaw, drop all charges against him, and …

News Anchor Arrested After TV Station Covers Ethiopia Protests (CPJ)

In Wolenkomi, Ethiopia some 60km west of Addis Ababa on December 15, 2015 after protesters were shot dead by security forces (Photo: AFP/Getty Images) - See more at: http://www.tadias.com/12/22/2015/how-ethiopias-model-for-development-missed-the-human-factor/#sthash.1FqQfAV5.dpufNairobi 
-The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in Ethiopia to release news anchor Fikadu Mirkana. Fikadu, who works for the state-run broadcaster Oromia Radio and TV, was arrested at his Addis Ababa home on Saturday morning, according to news reports. CPJ could not determine the reason for Fikadu’s arrest. It comes as Oromia Radio and TV has, in recent weeks, covered protests against a plan to expand the Ethiopian capital, in a move that campaigners say would displace hundreds of thousands of farmers, according to news reports. Dozens of protesters have been killed during clashes with police during the unrest in the regional state of Oromia, according to a Human Rights Watch report. “Journ…

Unconditionally Stop Violence against Peacefully Protesting Oromo Civilians in Ethiopia

Press Release By Sidama National Liberation Front (SNLF) Since end of November 2015, Oromo high school and university students, and the wider Oromo civilians across the Oromia region, have staged peaceful protests against the Finfinne “Master Plan” that will incorporate the city and the surrounding areas in the Oromia region inhabited by the Oromo farmers. The students, the Oromo people, and local Oromo opposition political parties condemn the “Master Plan” as a plan for a land grab that will lead to displacement of millions of the Oromo farmers plunging them into poverty and destitution. The Oromo people claim that hundreds of farmers have already been displaced by the scrupulous development plans that have no regard to the indigenous Oromo inhabitants surrounding the city. Peaceful protests by high school and university students and wider Oromo civilians in the Oromia region who are echoing legitimate grievances against the illegal evictions of the Oromo farmers are being met with ex…

Students protesting development plan met with violence in Ethiopia

Activists claim security forces have killed at least seven students in more than two weeks across Ethiopia’s Oromia state, where students have been protesting a government plan to expand the area of the capital, Addis Ababa, into Oromia.
Oromia police have confirmed three fatalities in what it termed provocations by “anti-peace elements.”
Images of severely injured students have been posted on social media, and hundreds of other protesters have reportedly been rounded up in a crackdown on those demonstrating against several state-led development projects.
Oromo students, the opposition and diaspora activists liken the proposed Addis Ababa and the Surrounding Oromia Special Zone Integrated Development Plan, or the Master Plan, to a land grab. They fear that it will displace Oromo farmers and undermine Oromia’s interests by expanding Addis Ababa’s boundaries.
Addis Ababa is in the state of Oromia and serves as the regional and federal capital. In theory, the Ethiopian constitution prot…

First Phase of Modjo-Hawassa Expressway Project in Ethiopia Begins

The construction of the first phase of the Modjo-Hawassa Expressway project, stretching from Modjo to Meki begins today, December, 10, 2015, Fana Broadcasting Corporate reported. The road construction requires 3.6 billion Birr investment, according to Samson Wondimu, Public Relations Director at the Ethiopian Road Authority (ERA). The Modjo-Hawassa Expressway road construction secures finance from African Development Bank, Exim Banks of Korea, China and World Bank. The road construction project begins in the presence of high government officials and invited guests. Source: Fana Broadcasting Corporate

Several Killed in Ethiopia Oromia Protests

photo from VOA Clashes between police and protesters in Ethiopia's Oromia region have left several people dead, according to officials and regional opposition leaders. Oromia has seen three weeks of protests over a government plan to integrate parts of the region with the capital, Addis Ababa. Critics say the plan will undermine local rule and cause local farmers to lose their land. Witnesses say police have used force to contain or shut down protests, including one that took place Thursday in the town of Bako.   "Today in Bako city when the students came out to protest, people joined them and they started firing live rounds and hit some students," a witness told VOA's Horn of Africa Service. There was no word on whether anyone was killed. Bloomberg news quotes a prominent opposition leader, Bekele Nega, as saying police have killed 10 students taking part in the ongoing protests.   Ethiopia's communications minister, Getachew Reda, put the number of dead at fou…

El Niño: Warnings increase as drought and floods hit 15 million in Ethiopia

El Niño is making life very difficult for people in Ethiopia. The U.N. warned in late November that as many as 100,000 people could be displaced by flooding in the northern part of the country. Meanwhile, drought to the south will leave more than 10 million people in need of food aid, Save the Children has warned. In total, more than 15 million people in Ethiopia may need some sort of assistance in 2016. “The worst drought in Ethiopia for 50 years is happening right now … world leaders … must take the opportunity to wake up and act before it’s too late,” said John Graham, Save the Children’s Ethiopia country director, in a statement. “We know that if we take the right steps together we can prevent the suffering of millions, as well as alleviating the overwhelming and enduring poverty that these kinds of acute emergencies tend to leave in their wake.” Estimates from just a few weeks ago projected that 8 million Ethiopians would need food assistance. The jump to 10 million is leading ou…

Why Are Students in Ethiopia Protesting Against a Capital City Expansion Plan?

Over the past two weeks, students in Ethiopia’s largest regional state, Oromia, have been protesting against a government plan to expand the area of the capital, Addis Ababa, into Oromia. Reports suggest security forces used violence including live ammunition to disperse crowds of peaceful demonstrators in the compounds of universities in Oromia. According to Human Rights Watch, at least three students were killed and hundreds were injured across the region as security forces used excessive force to disperse student protesters. Other reports put the number of students killed up to ten. Although protesters are primarily university students, in some instances, high school and primary school children were also reportedly involved in intense confrontations with government forces. At least nine students were killed by government forces in May 2014 while protesting over the same issue. The persecution of Oromo people The students argue that the controversial plan, known as “the Master Plan…

በገዛሄኝ ተጽፎ በፍጹም ጌታቸው የተተረከው የሲዳማ ኣዲስ ኣመት ፊቼ ጫንባላላን የተመለከተ የኣስር ደቂቃ ዶክሜንትሪ

በገዛሄኝ ተጽፎ በፍጹም ጌታቸው የተተረከው የሲዳማ ኣዲስ ኣመት ፊቼ ጫንባላላን የተመለከተ የኣስር ደቂቃ ዶክሜንትሪ

Dispatches: Yet Again, a Bloody Crackdown on Protesters in Ethiopia

Student protests are spreading throughout Ethiopia’s Oromia region, as people demonstrate against the possibility that Oromo farmers and residents living near the capital, Addis Ababa, could be evicted from their lands without appropriate – or possibly any – compensation. Social media is filled with images of bloodied protesters; there are credible reports of injuries and arrests in a number of towns; and local police have publicly acknowledged that three students have died so far.
EXPAND Ethiopian migrants, all members of the Oromo community of Ethiopia living in Malta, protest against the Ethiopian regime outside the office of Malta's Prime Minister in Valletta June 16, 2014. © 2014 Reuters The current protests echo the bloody events of April and May 2014, when federal forces fired into groups of largely peaceful Oromo protesters, killing dozens. At least hundreds more students were arrested, and many remain behind bars. Both then and today, the demonstrators are ostensibly prote…

Ethiopia's Walya Antelopes defeated Sudan 5-4 on penalties after both sideds played to 1-1 draw in regular time at Addis Ababa Stadium

Ethiopia's Walya Antelopes defeated Sudan 5-4 on penalties after both sideds played to 1-1 draw in regular time at Addis Ababa Stadium to finish third in 2015 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup and walk away with USD10, 000 prize money.
The hosts were defeated 5-3 through a penalty shoot out by Uganda with Sudan joining them after a defeat to Rwanda by the same margin. As opposed to regular scenes of home fans filling the stadium, this match which was played on Saturday saw a small crowd turning in to cheer the teams.
Walya Antelopes started on a high note winning a free-kick earlier on in the second minute which the captain Panom unable to beat the wall. The Sudanese should have taken the lead in the 13th minute when keeper Yidnekachew Kidane parried the ball to the opponent with Atif Eltayib unable to finish off the rebound.
Almost five minutes later, it was the keeper again, who was called into action, this time round by Koko Abdalla, who unleashed a fierce strike which was goal boun…

በኢህአዴግ የተሳሳተ የኢኮኖሚ ፖሊሲ፣ በድርቅና በድህነት ምክንያት በሕዝባችን ላይ እየደረሰ ያለው ከፍተኛ ችግር መጠን ሊድበሰበስ አይገባም!! – መድረክ

በኢህአዴግ የተሳሳተ የኢኮኖሚ ፖሊሲ፣ በድርቅና በድህነት ምክንያት በሕዝባችን ላይ እየደረሰ ያለው ከፍተኛ ችግር መጠን ሊድበሰበስ አይገባም!!(ከኢትዮጵያ ፌዴራላዊ ዴሞክራሲያዊ አንድነት መድረክ የተሰጠ መግለጫ)
ሀገራችንን ላለፉት 25 ዓመታት ሲገዛ የቆየው ኢህአዴግ ባለ2 አሀዝ ፈጣን እድገት እያስመዘገብኩ ሀገራችን በምግብ ራሷን እንዲትችል፣ ከስንዴ ልመና ለመውጣትና እያንዳንዱ ዜጋም በቀን ቢያንስ ሶስት ጊዜ ለመብላት እንዲበቃ እያደረኩ ነኝ ብሎ በሚያሰራጨው የፕሮፓጋንዳ ጋጋታ ሕዝባችንን የተስፋ ዳቦ እየመገበ ለማኖር ቢሞክርም በአገዛዙ ጊዜ የተፈጥሮ ድርቅ በሚከሰትበትም ሆነ በሌላ ወቅት በህዝባችን ላይ እየደረሰ ያለው ከፍተኛ ችግርና መጎሳቆል የፕሮፓጋንዳውን ባዶነት በተጨባጭ በተደጋጋሚ አሳይቷል፡፡ ሀገራችንን በዓለማችን መካከለኛ ገቢ ካላቸው ሀገሮች ተርታ በአጭር ጊዜ ለማሰለፍ የሚያስችል ፈጣን እድገትና ለውጥ በማስመዝገብ ላይ ነን፣ በማለት በሚያሰራጨው ፕሮፓጋንዳም የጥቅት የሥርዓቱ ገዥዎችና ምንደኞች በስተቀር የብዙሃኑ ሕዝባችን ኑሮው ሲሻሻል አልታየም፡፡
አህአዴጎች ምርታማነትን በከፍተኛ ደረጃ በመጨመር ሀገራችን በምግብ ራሷን እንዲትችል ብቻ ሳይሆን ለውጭ ገበያም ለማቅረብ በቅተናል፣ በማለት በተደጋጋሚ ድስኩር ባሰሙ ማግስት፣ በአንድ የምርት ወቅት ብቻ እንኳ የተከሰተው የዝናብ እጥረት የድስኩራቸውንና የፉከራቸውን ባዶነት እያጋለጠ እርቃናቸውን ሲያስቀራቸው ለማየትና ለመታዘብ ችለናል፡፡ በእጂጉ የሚያሳስበን ይህንን ባዶ ፕሮፓጋንዳቸውን ለመሸፋፈን ሲሉ በሕዝባችን ላይ እየደረሱ ያሉ ችግሮችን በትክክል ባለመግለጽ ሕዝባችንን ለባሰ ጉዳት እየዳረጉት መገኘታቸው ነው፡፡ ለእነዚህ ችግሮች ዋና መሠረቱም ኢህአዴጎች ብዙ የሚያወሩለት የኢኮኖሚ እድገት ፖሊሲ የምልአተ-ሕዝባች…

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በናምቢያ ዋና ከተማ በሆነችው ዊንድሆኮ በመካሄድ ላይ ባለው የዩኔስኮ 10 የኮሚቴዎች ጉባኤ ላይ የሲዳማ ኣዲስ ኣመት መለዎጫ በኣል ጫምባላላ በኣለምቅርስነት መዝግቧል። ዝርዝሩን ከቻች ያንቡ፦
Twenty elements added to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity2 December 2015 – Saudi ArabiaAustria,AzerbaijanBulgariaCambodiaColombia,Republic of Korea,Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,United Arab EmiratesEcuadorEthiopia,GreeceIndonesiaKazakhstanKyrgyzstan,NamibiaOmanPeruPhilippinesQatar,RomaniaSlovakiaTurkmenistanVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)Viet Nam Windhoek, 2 December—The Committee for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage meeting in Namibia until 4 December inscribed today 20 new elements on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The Representative List includes forms of expression that testify to the diversity of the intangible heritage and raise awareness of its importance. The review of nominations for inscription on this list is finishe…