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  • [Breaking News] Hundreds of Deportees from United States Stuck at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, following Trump’s Executive Order

    Hundreds of deportees from several airports across the United States have stuck at Ethiopia’s Bole International Airport, media reports disclosed

    The deportees were sent back to Ethiopia after the newly elected U.S President Donald Trump banned entry to the United States from seven countries.

    It is not yet clear why those passengers said to be of Somali, Sudanese and Yemeni origins preferred Ethiopia to be their destination and staying at the departure terminal of Bole Airport.

    Ethiopia’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Workineh Gebyehu refused to comment on the matter saying “I have no information on the matter”

    Ethio-News flash, an online media outlet allegedly funded by the ministry of foreign affairs, on its part reported that some of the deportees are about to file lawsuits against the Trump administration.

    Simon Sandoval-Moshenberg, is filing charges against the U.S government, representing two Yemeni brothers who were deported from Dulles International Airport and forced to sign a document relinquishing their green cards.

    “I am informed that there are a ton of returnees from airports all over the US, at Addis Ababa Intl, and the Ethiopian government is telling them they have only one more day to stay before it kicks them all out back to the countries they originally came from,” Simon Sandoval-Moshenberg was quoted as saying by ethio-news flash.

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  • Ethiopia became unsafe for tourists as Czech tourists attacked, Ethiopian driver shot and killed

    A group of six tourists from Slovakia and four from the Czech Republic was attacked while traveling in southern Ethiopia on November 7, news site iDnes reported with confirmation from Czech Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Irena Valentová.

    A group of six attackers threw rocks at theirvehicle, then shot and killed the group’s Ethiopian driver and guide. The attackers then robbed the tourists at gunpoint.


    None of the Czechs were hurt but one of the Slovaks suffered injury. All of the Czechs have since safely returned home, Ms Valentová confirmed.

    Source: Radio.cz

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  • Man Waited YEARS To Have Sex With Bride. Then He Learns She’s Having Another Man’s...

    - A new husband got a huge shock after he thought his wife-to-be had been faithfully celibate throughout their courtship.

    - Apparently the reason for that was because they were both devout Christians.

    - It turns out that after they got married, she was found to be pregnant with another man's child

    The new husband said that only weeks after celebrating their marriage vows, his wife announced that she was pregnant - four months' pregnant!

     

    He says that he can only assume that she had been unfaithful, as he swears that he kept up his end of the deal and remained a virgin - as he expected she would.

    It has not been reported the nationality of the couple, but there are not many cultures in which this extreme form of 'celibacy before marriage' still exist.

    The husband has said that trust has been broken and he is considering opting out of the new marriage due to the lack of faith in his spouse and his extreme religious beliefs.

    There are many men in this world who have taken on their beloved's children by other fathers and brought them up as their own, but this is still taboo to others.

     

    It would be interesting to find out the outcome of this complicated story.

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  • Ethiopia’s gov’t spokesman decried the election of Trump to lead the U.S

    Ethiopia’s newly sworn in government spokesman, Negeri Lencho, said the election of Donald Trump is not good both for his country and for the African continent as a whole and has described him as ‘an extremely neo- liberalist.’ According to him, Trump is ‘always inward looking’ with less care for the rest of the world.

    “I don’t think the election of Trump will benefit Africa,” Negeri said adding that he was wishing Secretary Hillary Clinton could win the 2016 US election. “First, he is only interested in trade deals that only benefit the United States. Second, his immigration policy could affect thousands of Ethiopians who live in the United States. And finally, his political tactics are dangerous.”

    According to Negeri, Tump may change some of his hard- line policies once he occupies the White House in January. He has described the current U.S- Ethiopian relations as ‘very good’ and ‘longstanding.’

    EthioNewsflash Exclusive News (Ethionewsflash.com

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  • List of Ethiopia’s new cabinet members

    Ethiopian government has reshuffled its cabinet today, 01 Nov 2016. Out of its ministers, only 9 has continued on their positions.

    Here is list of newly assigned ministers;

    1. Workneh Gebeyheu is the new Foreign Minister of Ethiopia

    2. Abreha Tekeste, former state minister of Finance, is now the new Minister of Finance & Economic Development

    3. Tagse Chafo, former Deputy President of Southern Region, is appointed as Public Service Minister

    4. Bekele Bulado (Dr),  appointed as Trade Minister, he is a new face in the  new cabinet.

    5. Professor Fekadu Beyene, is appointed as Minister of Livestock Development & Fisheries.

    6. Eyasu Abreha (Dr), is the new minister of Agriculture & Natural Resources.

    7. Getahun Mekuria (Dr), appointed as Science & Technology Minister.

    8. Ahmed Shide, (former State Minister of Finance), is now minister of Transport Ministry.

    9. Ambachew Mekonnen (Dr), appointed as the new minister of Urban Development & Housing.

    10. Aisha Mohammed, is now appointed as Minister of Construction.

    11. Sileshi Bekele (Dr) is the new Minister of Water, Irrigation & Electricity

    12. Motumma Meksa, is now moved to lead the Ministry of Mines, Petroleum & Natural Gas.

    13. Gemedo Dale (Dr) is the new minister of Environment Forest & climate change.

    14. Shiferaw Tekelemaraim (Dr) is has replaced Ato Shiferaw Shigute, to lead Ministry of Education.

    15. Professor Yiferu Berhane, a new technocrat in the new cabinet, appointed as Minister of Health.

    16.  Restu Yirda replaced Ato Redwan Hussien as a new minister of Youth & Sports.

    17.  Demitu Hambissa moved from Ministry of Public Enterprises to lead Women & Children Affairs Ministry.

    18.  Hirut Woldemariam (Dr), Deputy President of Addis Ababa University, appointed as minister of Culture & Tourism.

    19.  Yilma Amenete is a new Minister of Public Enterprises replacing Demitu Hambissa.

    20.  Kebede Chane, former Minister of Trade & PM Advisor, is now appointed as a new minister of Ethiopian Revenues & Customs Authority

    21.  Negeri Lencho (Dr), former Journalism lecturer, is now appointed as a new minister of Government Communication Affairs replacing Getachew Reda.

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