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  • Ethiopian Officials Hit Back at Olympic Athlete Planning London Marathon Protest

    The Ethiopian Embassy in London has hit back at exiled Ethiopian athlete Feyisa Lilesa, who vowed to protest against his country’s government at the London marathon on Sunday.

    Olympic silver medallist Lilesa made headlines last year after he crossed his arms over his head at the Rio de Janeiro marathon—a symbol of resistance Oromo people widely used during anti-government protests last year—as he passed the finish line in the marathon race at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

    The 27-year-old told BBC's Sport Today on Thursday that “blood is flowing” in Ethiopia.

    Speaking to Newsweek, an Embassy spokesperson dismissed Lilesa’s remarks as “fairy tales.”

    “The blood is not flowing,” the spokesperson said. “These are, as usual, unsubstantiated claims, a way to romanticize what happened.

    “He [Lilesa] is entitled to express his opinion, he can say anything. He can return to Ethiopia and no-one would touch him. But the problem is that there are radical people behind this and the diaspora is using him for their own political agenda.”

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  • Grade 12 Entrance exam question mobile app

    Grade 12 Entrance Exam Question Mobile Application - G12 Manic App, The Etlaspian Higher Education Entrance Certificate Examination is a national examination that preparatory program 12 grade students.. at The end of Their 2 years of study. The examination was first introduced in 2009 replacing the old curriculum's Ethiopian School LThving CerOficate Examinabon (E.S.L.C.E).

    G12 Matric App - Grade 12 Entrance Exam Question Mobile Application
    You can find Grade 12 Entrance Exam Question from 2005 .2008 Ethiopian calendar pa your smart phone. Here are some of Ifie features °Nile android app.

    •  It's a Free educational app. • You don't need Internet connection after you download The app — you can access the questions and answers browsing
    •   You c search and find Questions
    •   It has a an built in timer to help you improve youssfine management skills. • The answers Nr the exam questions are included in The Application
    •  The app has a Night Mode — Whet will reduce the brightness of your screen lower Nan you can achieve .11 the default settings. So that you can browse through The app with less eyestrain at night • Good user interface—The app will keep you interested to browse more MN it's color appearance and design.
    • •It has a countdown to June 5, 2017 —Which will remind you the starOng date of 2000 EC. Entrance exam. Both Social and Natural science streams are included in the Application.

    How to Download
    The 512 Matric App D an android mobile application software and you can find it on Google Play Store Application for tree items. Go to Google Play Store app Write " G12 matric" App on search >» Tap Install >» Follow The onscreen instructions to Download and install the app.

     

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  • Egypt to establish military base in Eritrea

    April 17, 2017 (ADDIS ABABA) – The Red Sea Afar Democratic Organization (RSADO), an Eritrean opposition group, claimed on Monday that the Red Sea nation had allegedly granted Egypt green light to build a military base within the country’s territory.

    Officials from the opposition group, quoting “reliable” sources in Eritrea, claimed Asmara has allowed Cairo to acquire a military base in Nora locality at the Dahlak Island for an indefinite period of time. The agreement, RSADO further said, comes in the wake of last week’s high-level visit of the Egyptian delegation to Eritrea. An estimated 20,000 to 30,000 Egyptian naval forces will be deployed at the planned base, officials from the group hinted.

    As it had long been anticipated and if true, Egypt will be Africa’s first and third Arab country to build a military facility in the reclusive East African nation, currently under United Nations sanctions for arming and financing Al-Shabab, a terrorist group allied with al-Qaeda.

    According to previous U.N reports, Eritrea has already leased its port town of Assab to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to establish military bases to ease their coalition battle against Houthi rebels in Yemen.

    Concerned by Saudi and UAE military presence in Eritrea, Ethiopia warned the two Arab nations against supporting what it said was "Asmara’s long-standing destabilizing agenda against Ethiopia".

    Recently, Egyptian leaders have reportedly been engaged in diplomatic efforts for regional countries including Somalia, Somaliland and Djibouti to grant them military and commercial base in their selected soil. However, none of Cairo’s efforts were reportedly successful, prompting the opposition group to disclose this matter.

    Some Ethiopian politicians argue that Egypt’s growing interest to secure military incursion in the Horn of Africa intends to contain Ethiopia’s massive hydro-power project, which Cairo fears the multi-billion dollar dam project being built along Nile River would eventually diminish historic water shares of the North African nation.

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  • Why are cars so expensive in Ethiopia?

    Owning a car for many Ethiopians - even those with ready cash to spend in one of the world's fastest-growing economies - remains a pipe dream.

    "I have been saving for nearly four years now, and I still can't afford to buy even the cheapest vehicle here," a frustrated Girma Desalegn tells me.

    He has been shopping around for a whole week in capital, Addis Ababa, and has still not found an affordable car.

    He is looking to buy a second-hand car imported from the Gulf states or Europe - but even they are prohibitively expensive because the government classifies cars as luxury goods.

    This means even if a vehicle is second hand, it will be hit with import taxes of up to 300%.

    "I have a budget of $15,000 (£12,300) and had expected that with that I could buy a decent family car.

    "I don't want to buy the Toyota Vitz," he says pointing to a row of small hatchbacks that have now become popular on Ethiopian roads.

    These cost about $16,000 in Ethiopia; in neighbouring Kenya the same car costs not more than $8,000.

    It seems little wonder that Ethiopia has the world's lowest rate of car ownership, with only two cars per 1,000 inhabitants, according to a 2014 Deloitte report.

     

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  • Usain Bolt and Almaz Ayana Crowned 2016 World Athletes of the Year

    Jamaica’s Usain Bolt and Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana have been named the male and female World Athletes of the Year at the IAAF Athletics Awards 2016, held at Sporting Monte Carlo on Friday (2).

    Bolt, who won the award five times between 2008 and 2013, added to his legacy by earning the trophy for a record sixth occasion. The sprinting superstar this year successfully defended his Olympic titles in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m, bringing his lifetime tally of Olympic gold medals to nine.

    He clocked season’s bests of 9.81 and 19.78 to win the 100m and 200m in Rio and then anchored the Jamaican team to a world-leading 37.27 when winning the 4x100m.

    He also went undefeated throughout the whole season at all distances, including heats.

    "I live for the moments when I walk into a stadium and I hear a loud roar and Rio was outstanding," said Bolt, whose award was presented by IAAF President Sebastian Coe. "One of the main reasons I'm continuing for another year is because of the fans; they don't want me to retire. I have to give thanks to them."

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