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1. Not kissing
Believe it or not, many people (and this includes women) don't kiss their partner when they're having sex. Why? Perhaps because the positioning doesn't allow for it or they are too eager to climax and feel that it might break the rhythm. Nevertheless, it is highly recommended that you make an effort to kiss your partner during the act - it will only add to the experience.
2. Biting before your partner's ready
While many people enjoy an aggressive partner, biting any part of their body before they are aroused may lead to pain and discomfort (and might even lessen the chances of any further action ) or simply scare them off. So make sure your partner is fully excited before you bite their ear, shoulders, neck or any other part of their body.
3. Ignoring everything but sexualised parts
Genitals are great, no doubt, but you should definitely pay attention to other parts of your lover's body and focus for some time on their entire body - knees, wrists, back and stomach are highly erogenous zones for men as well as women. Gently caressing these areas will help excite your partner further; in turn, increasing the chances of them pleasuring you back.
4. Putting your weight on your partner
Even if you're a girl! It's okay to lose yourself in the moment every once in a while and go crazy on your lover. But when you're lying on top of them, you have to be careful not to drop your weight on them. Chocking them or hindering their ability to breathe will anyway kill the moment and any chances of some good action.
5. Climaxing too soon/ too late
This one is especially for men. You need to have good control on your muscles to ensure that you can ejaculate at an appropriate time. Too soon and you may leave your partner unsatisfied; too late and it might leave your partner feeling as if they're pumping iron at the gym. To avoid this, spend a lot more time on foreplay (this will help men as well as women). If you take too long and can only ejaculate via manual stimulation, do your best to get your partner to orgasm and then they can return you the favour.
6. Not warning your partner before you climax
If you're going to let go - and this applies even to women - whether during oral sex or intercourse, you need to tell your partner beforehand. Something as simple as "I'm going to let go," will suffice. Your partner deserves to know.
7. Treating sex like pornAlthough some couples enjoy having raunchy sex, you'd be wise to talk to your partner before you engage in such behaviour. If you begin being nasty with your lover without knowing if they like it first, chances are the scenario won't end on a happy note.
8. Staying quietDo you like to hear it when your partner is having a good time? So pay them the same respect and speak up when you're enjoying yourself. Something as simple as a little moan, or even saying something like, "that feels so good," will encourage them and educate them further on your moan zones.9. Mechanical act
It may feel comfortable to you to pump away like you do at the gym, but you'll quickly discover that most people don't enjoy such an act. Mix it up a little bit; go fast at times, then slowly. Be creative and you'll find yourself enjoying some variation too.
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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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AddisFortune: What started as the quest of a caring and self-proclaimed, over-protective first-time mother to find the perfect blanket for her child is now making headlines as the next potential international breakout brand from Ethiopia.
Amelsa Yazew, 34, had a bit of a fetish for baby blankets when she was pregnant with her first child, Caleb. She said she bought excessive amounts of mass-produced baby blankets for her child. But it was not until her baby shower, where some one gave her a blanket made out of a Gabi – a traditional hand-woven cloak from Ethiopia, that her quest for a comfortable baby blanket had been accomplished.
After wrestling with the idea of creating the perfect baby blanket from Ethiopian traditional attire, Amelsa set out to realise her plan just three months after giving birth to her son. She meticulously worked on improving the designs of the product, collaborated with artisans to create a blanket that blends the rich Ethiopian heritage with an aura of modernity while embracing an eco-friendly business model.
Following a long and tough process of developing the product, Little Gabies was born and ready to hit the shelves. In the summer of 2014, Amelsa participated in a trade show held in New York City and officially launched Little Gabies. Ever since its introduction to the market, the product has enjoyed remarkable growth and aspires to become a high quality Ethiopian brand, following hugely successful runs by other Ethiopian brands, such as Sole Rebels, which right now is enjoying something of a revolution, breaking into the global footwear market.
Little Gabies’ inception rests in a deep philosophical foundation of sustainability and environmentalism, explains Amelsa. The blankets are made from 100pc natural, organically grown cotton, crafted by hand and are impressively packaged for export, using recyclable materials.
Amelsa admits she is a bit of a control-freak when it comes to her products and oversees every step of the process. In line with her deep-rooted sense of environmental sustainability, she obtains the cotton used by Little Gabies from small farmers who use no pesticides or any other chemicals to harvest their yield. Utilising this raw material is great both for the earth and for consumers of the final product, which in this case are infants, said Amelsa, as she spoke animatedly to Fortuneabout her product. Even the threads imported from Germany and used for the beautiful, cheerful and colourful African-themed embroidery applied in the Gabies are tested for harmful substances, she added.
Strictly following a production process that predominantly relies on artisans, Little Gabies are made using indigenous technologies, from the farm all the way to the spinning and weaving. The process not only creates a unique product but also preserves thousands of years of heritage in making clothes in Ethiopia.
Several women are permanently employed in the spinning process, Amelsa told Fortune. Though she does not claim that their lives have changed, they have found employment that pays better at Little Gabies.
In addition to the spinners, several other young women and men have found different jobs at Little Gabies including four traditional weavers. Kutch Getu, 32, is one of them who has worked as a weaver ever since he was ten years old. He joined Little Gabies five months ago and attests that the drive to attain unparalleled quality is at the core of the company’s motivation to see the brand established.
Alemayehu Awoke, 36, has worked at Little Gabies from the onset and earning 225 Birr a day, has increased his income.. Even though he has spent well over 18 years in the business of weaving, he claims the approach Little Gabies has adopted, with the set up of its workshop, is unlike any he has ever experienced. From economical use of space, to its sparkling cleanliness, to the sky-lit roof and ventilated space, the Little Gabies workshop creates a productive ambience for workers, Alemayehu noted.
The workshop is thoughtfully designed to integrate artisans working with their hands. There is also an ironing station and an embroidery machine. The only step of the production process that involves a machine is the embroidery, Lemlem Tesfaw, 45, explained to Fortune. She works on the embroidery machine at Little Gabies. The embroidery cannot be applied manually, therefore, the machine is used once the Gabies have been woven by hand, she said.
There are currently 22 embroidery designs, fully patented and registered under Little Gabies, that allow buyers to have some choice when ordering the baby blankets. The designs feature playful characters from the African Safari, such as giraffes and hippos. Little Gabies also provides monogram services on clients’ request, Amelsa said.
The process of hand-made baby blankets involves not only spinning and weaving. After the products have gone through the final processes of production, they are hand washed three times before being transferred for packaging.
Sales of Little Gabies globally have been very successful, Amelsa claimed with pride, so much so that at current production rates, they are unable to cope with the rising demand for the product. There is huge market potential for the Gabies in the United States, which until recently has been the sole destination of Little Gabies, with wholesale suppliers in New York, Chicago and San Francisco, Amelsa said.
Following a recent trade visit to Norway, organised by the Centre for Accelerated Women’s Economic Empowerment (CAWEE), with the involvement of Roman Tesfaye, the Prime Minister’s wife, Amelsa discovered that there is a large demand for her products in Europe as well. She displayed her products in Norway and successfully negotiated business deals with wholesalers there.
Little Gabies’ success in its sales globally and the rising demand for the product locally prompted the company to set up its first showroom here in Addis. On October 17, 2015 it opened its doors on Africa Avenue, to a cheering crowd of customers and excited children.
While the opening of the showroom marks the progress the company is making in the local market, the government expressed its commitment to support Little Gabies and similar companies in their export-driven efforts, Tadesse Haile, state minister for Industry declared at the inauguration ceremony.
Amelsa welcomed the state minister’s speech with a great optimism and called for more concrete incentives.
She said “I am not a major investor, nor am I someone in the micro and small enterprises. I’m somewhere in between. But government policy so far has largely overlooked the ‘somewhere-in-betweens’.”
But despite the success Little Gabies has enjoyed, it is struggling to meet rising demands because of unavailability of land to expand its production capacity, Amelsa told Fortune.
On a personal level, balancing family as mother to a very young son, and juggling between her other job as a deputy manager of a trading firm, is proving to be difficult. However, Amelsa said she is very thankful to a supportive husband and family.
Her family understands her work with Little Gabies now more than ever, she shared. The small company she has founded is now on an expansion march. It recently partnered with a young leather shoe designer, Meron Seid, to produce baby shoes from sheepskin and exclusively distribute the product under the Little Gabies brand. She hopes the shoes will promote the ‘Made In Ethiopia’ brand, just as Sole Rebels is currently doing on global stages.
Amelsa aspires to have her own shops in global fashion destinations such as Paris, New York and London, so that in a few years time, the 300 or so small, medium and large sized baby blankets that she supplies to wholesalers in the US every month will reach her ever expanding customer base directly.
From its underlying philosophy to its commitment in implementing its ethos, from its marketing approach to its packaging, Little Gabies has the makings of a global brand bringing comfort and warmth to mothers and their children worldwide. It has a long way to go in promoting a positive image of Ethiopia. But judging by its product, internationally tested by a third party lab for harmful products, its working process and its vision, Little Gabies – With Love From Ethiopia, is already a genuine brand on its way making global impact.