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  • Thousands demonstrate in Addis Ababa National Palace today

    (by EthioTime) Thousands of Nifas Silk Laphto Sub-City residents held demonstration demanding for their right respected in-front of the National Palace in Addis Ababa, today.

    The demonstrators, who came from an area commonly referred to as Kersa Kuntoma in the Nifas Silk Laphto Sub-City located in western part of Addis Ababa, have said that their right has been violated by Kebele administration officials of the Addis Ababa City planning to demolish their houses whereas the city administration has sited the area as ‘illegal settlement.’    

    The Palace officials have told the gathering to dismiss that a platform will be facilitated over the matter to be discussed, it was learned.

    Last week, two police officers and one woreda official were killed in the area following the confrontations occurred after the woreda administrator summoned local residents for a meeting to discuss the issue of illegal settlement.

    At the meeting a mob—armed with blades sticks and rocks—that was refusing to be forcibly evicted from their houses awaited the administrator and the two police officers and eventually attacked them, which ultimately led to the death of the three.

    The two police officers, Michael Shiferaw (Insp.) and Tesfaye Bahiru (Dep. Insp.), and the woreda administrator, Tarik Fikre, were killed after confrontations due to illegal settlement turned deadly.

    Police then arrived at the scene and arrested some 200 residents suspected of being perpetrators of the crime, it has been reported.


    Image: Part of the demonstration around National Palace in Addis Ababa this morning



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  • Real Madrid Won champions League for the 11th time


    The game opened at 1-1 with both sides creating good chances, but neither team could convert a chance so the game moved into extra time.

    Real's players, especially Ronaldo and Bale, were visibally exhausted in the extra half an hour of play, but Atletico couldn't take advantage as the game ended level after 120 minutes.

    But Ronaldo stood up when it came to the penalty shootout, calmly slotting past Jab Oblak after Juanfran had hit the post, to seal a second Champions League title in three years. Read more here

    (Image credit: Daily Star)

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  • Life without limbs: Meet the tragic girl born with no arms or legs who lives in a plastic BOWL..and is in constant pain

    A TEENAGE girl who was tragically born without limbs suffers from chronic pain daily, and is lives in a plastic bowl.

    Even though Rahma Haruna was born healthy, when she turned six months old, she started to suffer the traumatic symptoms of a mystery condition.

    The illness, which has prevent her arms and legs from developing, has left the 19-year-old limbless.

    Her mum, Fadi, from Kano, Nigeria, explained: “From six months when she learnt how to sit that was when it began. She didn’t learn how to crawl.

    “She started with a fever and that was it. Then stomach pains. Then her body parts like hands and legs.”

    When her chronic pain flares up, Rahma is left completely incapacitated and heavily relies on her family.

    To transport the teen around the village, her caring family carry her around in a plastic bowl.

    Much of the responsibility is taken up by Rahma’s 19-year-old brother Fahad, who lovingly dotes on his older sister.

    Protective Fahad confessed: “I help her in many ways. Bathing her is another thing I do, and taking her out every day.

    “I feel happy whenever I see people helping her. I like taking to our relatives. She feels happy when we visit them.”

    Even though Rahma has had some medical consultations, her illness is yet to be diagnosed.

    Some professionals have told the family that they believe the teen has been struck down by a jinn, a supernatural being from Islamic mythology.

    As well as helping Rahma with her mobility, her family have sacrificed a lot in their battle to get her condition medically recognised.

    Rahma’s dad, Hussaini, explained: “I’ve spent 15 years searching for the cure. I farm, go to the market and lots more looking for money to pay for her bills.

    “I sold almost everything in my possession. I have spent more than one million naira (£2,600), so far. Only God knows the real amount of what I had spent.”

    The determined family also hope to attract the attention of a charity or specialist who can offer some advice.

    Since starting their campaign, the Harundas have received a number of generous gifts.

    A kind-hearted donor has given the family a wheelchair, which helps to transport Rahma around the village.

    Even though Rahma battles with severe symptoms every day, she refuses to let her condition get in the way of her hopes and dreams.

    She said: “I thank God in everything I do.

    “I want to start a business. A grocery store and anything people buy, that is what I want.”

    Source: The Sun


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  • Ethiopia’s parliament summon emergency meeting

    (by EthioTime) In unidentified reason members of the Federal House of People’s Representatives of Ethiopia have been called to meet in the house.

    Ethiopia under the governance of Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn is experiencing both ups and down at home and around the border.

    In a very latest story, Oromo protest ignited political fatigue in the administration while the ongoing unrest in the northern part of the country, Gonder, puts pressure on the ruling party politics to look inside itself than putting the ordinary fingers on the opposition and political forces in the region.

    EthioTime learnet from sources that the Parliament will gather to pass on “issue”.

    Image: Ethiopia’s Parliament

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  • Dutch, Israeli Farms in Ethiopia Attacked by Protesters

    A Dutch-run flower farm in northern Ethiopia was among a series of foreign-owned plantations attacked by anti-government protesters as unrest in the country spreads.

    A “large group” of people invaded Esmeralda Farms Inc.’s farm 13 kilometers (8 miles) south of Bahir Dar city in the Amhara region on Aug. 29, causing about 7 million euros ($7.8 million) of damage, country manager Haile Seifu said by phone Thursday. Flower farms in the area owned by Israeli, Italian, Indian and Belgian companies were among nine commercial properties damaged in the protests, which continued on Aug. 30, he said.

    “They were so aggressive, there were also soldiers who couldn’t control them, so we just ran away, as it’s life or death,” he said from the capital, Addis Ababa. “They came actually at once through our compound, through our fence, through our main gate, so everybody left.”

    Authorities in Ethiopia have killed more than 500 people since June, according to human-rights groups, to suppress protests by the two most populous groups, the Oromo and Amhara. Analysts say the demonstrations present the biggest challenge to the government’s authority since it came to power a quarter of a century ago. The economy grew faster than any other in Africa over the past two years, International Monetary Fund data shows.

    Nigusu Tilahun, a spokesman for the Amhara government, said he wasn’t immediately available to comment, while a call to Communications Minister Getachew Reda wasn’t answered.

    Militias Clashing

    Militias are also clashing with the army in parts of Gojam and Gondar areas of Amhara, with 10 people dying Wednesday in Metemma on the Sudan border, and four in Debark to the north of Gondar city, said Yared Hailemariam, executive director for the Association for Human Rights in Ethiopia, which is based in Belgium.

    The military is also patrolling Bahir Dar and shooting at protesters, he said by phone from Brussels. Unless the government changes its approach, the unrest may worsen, he said.

    “In both Oromia and Amhara region people are saying enough is enough,” Yared said. “They are demanding regime change.”

    Source: Bloomberg  

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