US election: Appeal court dismisses Trump camp’s lawsuit in Pennsylvania.

A US federal appeals court has firmly rejected the Trump campaign’s attempt to block President-elect Joe Biden from being declared winner in Pennsylvania.
The panel of three judges deemed the case was without merit, saying the Trump campaign had not made specific allegations or provided proof.
The ruling is another major setback for President Trump in his attempts to overturn the 3 November election.
On Thursday he said he would give way if Mr Biden was declared the winner.
But on Friday he again made unfounded allegations of “massive voter fraud”, tweeting: “Biden can only enter the White House as President if he can prove that his ridiculous ‘80,000,000 votes’ were not fraudulently or illegally obtained.”
Source: BBC News

Nov 28th, 2020

Premier Waves off undue intervention

Prime minister Abiy Ahmed (Phd) has called up on the international community to standby until the ‘government of Ethiopia submits its request for assistance to the community of nations’.

In a statement issued today the premier urged the international community to refrain from intervening in the internal affairs of the country and handle the matter as per rules of international law.

The statement also noted that the target of the law enforcement operations; TPLF has been wreaking havoc and working to destabilize the nation for the past three years.

Accordingly, the premier stressed the need to secure law and order stating “as a sovereign state Ethiopia has every right to uphold and enforce its laws within its territory. And that is exactly what we are doing”.

He then expressed his appreciation all concerns and advices provided by friends of the nation while rejecting any interference in the county’s internal affair as well as urging the international community to respect the fundamental principles of non-intervention under international law.

Nov 25th, 2020

በፌደራል መንግስት እና በህውሀት መካከል የሚደረግ ምንም አይነት ድርድር ሊኖር እንደማይገባ የፌዴሬሽን ምክር ቤት አስታወቀ

በፌደራል መንግስት እና በህውሀት መካከል የሚደረግ ምንም አይነት ድርድር ሊኖር እንደማይገባ የፌዴሬሽን ምክር ቤት አስታወቀ።
ምክር ቤቱ ዛሬ ባወጣው መግለጫ እንዳስቀመጠው የፌዴራል መንግስቱ ለድርድር ይቀመጥ ማለት ለህወሓት ህጋዊ እና ሞራላዊ የእኩልነት ደረጃ እንደመስጠት ተደርጎ ይቆጠራል።
አሁን ላይ ሁለቱ አካት ሊደራደሩ የሚችሉበት ህጋዊም ሞራላዊም አግባብ ካለመኖሩም በላይ የፌዴራል መንግስቱ ህገ መንግስታዊ ስርዓቱን ለመታደግ እየሰራ ይገኛል።
ምክር ቤቱ አክሎም ፌዴራል መንግስቱ ህገ መንግስታዊ የሆነ ስልጣኑን ተጠቅሞ ህገ መንግስታዊ ስርዓቱን ለመታደግ ካልቻለ እና መደራደርን ከመረጠ ወደ ፊት እጅግ አደገኛ ሁኔታ ይገጥመዋል ብሏል፡፡
ይህም ማለት ደግሞ ሌሎች የፌዴሬሽኑ አካል የሆኑ የክልል መንግስታት የፌዴራሉን መንግስት ያለ ማንም ከልካይነት መገዳደር እንዲችሉ መፍቀድ ማለት ነው ሲል የፌዴሬሽን ምክር ቤቱ አሳስቧል፡፡

ህዳር 7, 2013 ዓ.ም.

Concern over the mistreatment of Eritrean refugees in Tigray Regional State

The Agency for Refugee and Returnee Affairs has expressed its concern over the mistreatment of Eritrean refugees in Tigray Regional State amid recent law enforcement operation by the Ethiopian National Defence Force.
Public Relation and Modernization Director at the Agency, Beakal Nigussie said despite the communication gap that exists between the federal government and the Tigray Regional State, Eritrean refugees who have been living in Tigray cities along with the communities are now being forcefully taken to camps by the TPLF leadership.
He said Using refugees for instigating havoc and as a cover up for political means is against the relevant international laws and totally unacceptable in any forms.
According to ENA the director further stated that the staffs of the agency are also being abused and detained while some of them escaped from the respective areas.
He also pointed out that the agency has been informing the federal government, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other international organizations, about its concern.

16th Nov, 2020

በአዲስ አበባ ከተማ አስተዳደር ፍልዉሃ አካባቢ ተነስቶ የነበረዉን እሳት አደጋ መቆጣጠሩን የእሳት እና አደጋ ስጋት ኮሚሽን አስታወቀ

የእሳት እና አደጋ ስጋት ኮሚሽን የእሳት እና ድንገተኛ አገልግሎት ዳይሬክተር አቶ ወንደምአገኝ አልታየ እንደተናገሩት ከሆነ አደጋዉ የተከሰትዉ ልዩ ቦታዉ ፍልዉሃ አደባባይ ወደ አምባሳደር የሚወስደዉ መንገድ ላይ የሚገኙ ሬስቶራንቶች እና ሌሎች ንግድ ቦታዎች ላይ ሲሆን በአጭር ሰአትም ልንቆጣጠረዉ ችለናል ብለዋል።
ዳይሬክተሩ አያይዘዉም ባደረግነዉ ፈጣን ምላሽ ብዙ ንብረትን ማዳን ችለናለ ብለዋል።
በአደጋው የደረሰው የጉዳት መጠን ገና በመጣራት ላይ ሲሆን የፖሊስ ፎረንሲክስ አባላት የእሳቱን መንሰኤ እያጣሩ ነዉ መባሉንም አዲስ ዘይቤ በተጨማሪ ዘግቧል፡፡

ህዳር 7, 2013 ዓ.ም

Addis Ababa Bows Head to Security Forces

In an event organized by Wafa Marketing and Promotion, Addis Ababa city administration extended recognition and gratitude to security forces for the services they provided in safeguarding peace and stability in the city.

During the ceremony held at Unity Park, deputy mayor of Addis Ababa Adanech Abebe thanked the security forces for carrying out their duties putting their lives and their families’ wellbeing at risk.

The recognition was mainly given for the recent peaceful celebrations of Ethiopian New Year and Ireecha celebrations.The administration also provided its gratitude to the forces for combating security threats even before they materialized.

“The evil wishes of those who have worked to wreak havoc on September 25 and 30 has once again failed miserably owing to our wise population and your relentless efforts, for that we thank you” the deputy mayor asserted.

The ceremony where media houses and religious leaders also received bows of gratitude was attended by Tagese Chafo, Spokesman of the house of people’s representatives, Adam Farah, Spokesman of house of federation, Shemilse Abdisa President of Oromiya Regional State as well as several other higher government officials.

12th Oct 2020

Abay Bank integrates a new app

In a move considered  be a step closer to a cashless society Abay Bank S.C collaborated with the tec company Atlas Computer technology to integrate the Uni-cash application into its system. The application enables school fee payment for students of lower and higher learning. According to Atlas computer, parents can deposit school fee for their children without the need to go to a bank or the school. Wafa has also learned that, Higher education students can also use the application to deposit their own payments. Unlike previous systems of similar purpose Uni-cash is said to eliminate any further encounters to complete payment.

17th Sep 2020

Government enacts the first Ethiopian Mass Media Policy

The council of ministers has approved the first government issued mass media policy of the nation.
The policy as obtained by the Ethiopian reporter newspaper highlights the lack of mass media policy in the country and the negative consequences it brought up on the country’s media sector.
The policy also sets forth incentives and government support that is needed in the sector such as lower tax rates for media equipment import, provision of working spaces, as well as priority for loans and foreign currency.
The issue of advertisements and sponsorship is also dealt with in the new policy which submits that they should be fairly distributed based on competition of all players in the sector.
According to the policy, the country needs more print houses that take the private sector into more consideration.
The policy also asserts that Ethiopian born people are now to acquire media ownership in the country with majority shares being held by Ethiopian citizens.

27th Aug 2020

Ethio-telecom avails Service Discounts

Ethio Telecom has announced tariff reduction on both Internet and Voice Call services effective as of August 27, 2020.
According to the FBC, users will receive 35pc discount on Internet Package whereas Voice Call Package service sees a 29 pc discount. Mobile Voice and Data Services are to receive 28pc and 21pc for unlimited premium voice service.
The company also made 21pc tariff cut on unlimited data package 20pc reduction on Unlimited Premium Voice and Data Package services.
Ethio-Telecom also made 16pc discount on Premium plus Unlimited Package service, and 61pc discount on Satellite Services. It also announced a 59pc discount on ‘Stay at Home Package’ till the first day of 2021 New Year.
There is a 53pc discount on ‘Adey Ababa’ Package Serve and 100pc tariff cut on International Call Services from the telecom over the New Ethiopian New Year.
Ethio-telecom has collected 47.7 billion birr during the 2019/20 fiscal year.

26th Aug 2020

Ethiopia to launch superior, lighter second satellite

Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute has reportedly completed the construction of the second space satellite of the country.
The satellite that is expected to be launched within the first four months of the coming Ethiopian new year is said to be more technologically equipped lighter in weight and wider in area of space to be covered.
The satellite named ET SMART RSS is to focus on drought like the first satellite but in more extensive detail.
ET SMART RSS weights 12kgs and is expected to send data that could not obtained from the first satellite.
According to Walta, Ethiopia has gathered information worth of 3 million birr from the satellite that it has previously launched and plans to launch 10 new stabilities in the next 15 years.

24th Aug 2020

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