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  • Killing tragedy continues in Gambella with no any official statement

     

    (EthioTime) South Sudanese refugees reported to have killed Ethiopians who were working at Jawi refugee camp in Gambella. Death toll was reported to be 14 people, however, sources from Ethiopian authorities claimed only 10. Ethiopian government remained silent about the brutal killing that some people are still nowhere to be found either alive or dead. Meanwhile, the exact status of the recently hijacked people by South Sudanese armed group from the region is also not yet revealed.  

    Ethnic Nuer who are reported to have committed the brutal killing were elicited by a car accident that killed two refugee children in the camp on Friday mid-day. Action Contre la Faim (ACF), a foreign Non-Governmental Organization operating in the refugee camp owns the vehicle.

    The killing that solely targeted Ethiopians in the refugee camp turned Gambella, one of Ethiopia’s regional administration, the most fragile place in the area.

    Over 48 thousand ethnic Nuer refugees are hosted in Jawi Camp, according the UN. Ethiopia is a host for hundreds of thousands refugees from the world’s newest country as they escape the war-torn between two superior political factions. 

    (Image: South Sudan refugee camp in Gambella) 

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  • Germany offers new scholarship for Ethiopians

     

    (EthioTime) The German government funded scholarship to Ethiopians and other African countries has been announced on Thursday in Addis Ababa. The launch of the scholarship program offers Masters and Doctoral degree to Ethiopians in the field of land management and policy.  

    The first phase of the scholarships is open to applicants from three universities – Bahir Dar University of Ethiopia, Ardhi University of Tanzania, and the Namibian University of Science and Technology – taking in 100 students starting from the academic year of 2016/17.

    Land governance is of crucial importance for African development, especially with regards to food security and economic development, said Thomas Silberhorn, Germany’s Parliamentary State Secretary to Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, mentioning why is the reason of Germany’s supports the land policy initiative.

    The Land Policy Initiative is a joint program of the African Union Commission, African Development Bank and UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).

    (Image: PM H/Mariam Desalegn and Chancellor Angela Merkel )

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  • Kenya, Tanzania enter into diplomatic row over Ethiopians

    (EthioTime) Kenya and Tanzania entered into diplomatic row after Tanzania dropped 74 Ethiopians who had just finished their jail sentences in the country at the Kenyan border in Taveta on Tuesday.

    Tanzanian authorities dropped ex-convicts in Kenya instead of deporting them to Ethiopia while Kenyan immigration officers at the border condemned the act and threatened to send them back to Tanzania.

    The officers said Kenya would not take over Tanzania's burden under international law, Standard reported. This also came a few days after Kenya deported 8 Taiwanese who had been acquitted of wire fraud charges to China where they were held for three days, resulting in an ugly row between the two countries.

    (Image: Map of Africa/Wikimedia) 

     

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  • Heavy rain, flooding may occur in Ethiopia

     

    (EthioTime) Regular and irregular prolonged rainfall is forecasted in most areas of Ethiopia, where in north and eastern as well as south eastern parts of the country are expected to have heavy cloud, that would cause a heavy rain, while high flood across the Awash river and other areas is also predicted.

    According the National Disaster Risk Management Commission, Humbule and Goro areas of the Alem Tena Woreda, Becho and Sire Woreda’s, particularly dwellers around the Koka Dam, Merti, Metehara (Fentalie) and Amibara districts are warned to take the necessary precautions of heavy flooding.

    Residents of Dulecha, Gelealo, Tendaho Dam areas, Asayita Woreda, the previous Capital of Afar and region and Afambo areas are said to be victims of flood, the Commision disclosed.

    The commission advised Afar and the other regions to facilitate evacuation and transportation facilities. 

    (Image: Nile Gorge/Wikipedia) 

     

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  • Commodity price may hike in Addis for coming holiday

     (EthioTime) Market irregularities are expected to occur in the coming holiday in the capital Addis Ababa with prices of major household consumption goods such as edible oil, sugar, wheat flour, grains, sheep and oxen by traders who may try to manipulate market prices during the holiday, according to the Addis Ababa Trade Bureau.

    However the trade bureau said that it is overseeing the proper distribution of consumer goods to the public through cooperative retailers union (Shemachoch) with distribution of over 4.6 million liters of edible oil, 108 thousand quintals of sugar and 80 thousand quintals of wheat flour in a month effort is to control those who attempt to create artificial supply shortage and cause artificial inflation. 

     (Image: Market in Ethiopia/Wikipedia) 

     

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