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  • Ethiopian entrepreneurs struggle as command economy soars


    In Ethiopia, where state spending rather than private enterprise has been the driving force behind double-digit economic growth, tech entrepreneurs like Araya Lakew feel stuck in the slow lane.

    Five years ago, the 34-year-old spotted a niche for a website matching buyers and sellers of second-hand cars in a nation where prices often rise even as vehicles age because of high tariffs on imports.

    His website, Mekina.net, receives 316,000 hits a month and adds 20 cars a day to its sales list but he has struggled to expand beyond the capital because of poor Internet penetration and a ropy mobile network run by state monopoly Ethio Telecom.

    "We are only touching a tiny surface of the market," Araya told Reuters. "We try to optimise what we have as there are a lot of obstacles to growth."

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  • 200 pounds of brisket stolen from South Africa restaurant

    Habesha2day- Two south african ladies stolen 200 pound meat.A South Side restaurant is working hard to replace a popular menu item that was stolen the day before the Super Bowl. An estimated 200 pounds of brisket was stolen overnight Saturday at the B&B Smokehouse on Pleasanton Road."Between 3 and 3:30 a.m., someone broke into our store, tore down our gate, came into our pit, opened it up and basically took meat out of our pit," said Director of Operations Charles Neira.Neira says he was surprised the thieves ignored the security signs. He estimates the stolen brisket at a loss of $600.


    I almost want to say its a professional job because they knew where they were going, they knew what they wanted to do," Neira said.According to Neira, other barbecue joints in the area have also been targeted."I've heard Two Brothers, that they had the same problem. That they had as much as 11-15 cases of brisket stolen from them," said Neira.The only piece of information Neira has to go on is a piece of surveillance video."I went back, looked over it. The only information I got is about this black car. I can't verify that this is it. It's the only car that actually came here last night," Neira said.Neira did file a police report. He then rushed to replace the stolen brisket as he prepares for a busy Super Bowl Sunday.

    source ksat.com


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  • ሰው ሲገደል በአይኔ ተመልክቻለሁ በማለት ለፍርድ ቤት የሀሰት ቃሉን የሰጠው ፖሊስ በ18 ዓመት ፅኑ እስራት ተቀጣ

     ሰው ሲገድል በአይኔ ተመልክቻለሁ" በማለት ለፍርድ ቤት የሀሰት የምስክርነት ቃሉን የሰጠው መርማሪ ፖሊስ በ18 ዓመት ፅኑ እስራት እንዲቀጣ ተወሰነ። በዚህ የክስ ሂደት ተሳትፎ የነበረው ግለሰብም 16 ዓመት ከስድስት ወር እንዲቀጣ ተወስኖበታል።አቃቤ ህግ ክስ የመሰረተባቸው ተከሳሾች 1ኛ መገርሳ ታደሰ ቡታ፣ 2ኛ መገርሳ በዳዳ አርሳዲ እና 3ኛ ምክትል ሳጅን ያደታ አበልቲ ናቸው።

    1ኛ ተከሳሽ ጥቅምት 2000 .ም እና ቀኑ በትክክል ባልታወቀበት እለት ከሟች ወርቅነህ ካሳ ጋር መጣላቱን ምክንያት በማድረግ ቂም ይዞ ጥቅምት 30 2000 .ም ከምሽቱ 2 ስአት ከ30 ላይ በቦሌ ክፍለ ከተማ በተለምዶ ሰፈራ ተብሎ በሚጠራው አካባቢ ሟች ወደ ቤቱ በመሄድ ላይ እንዳለ ተከትሎ ሄዶ ይዞት በነበረው ዱላ ደጋግሞ በመምታት ይገድለዋል።ድርጊቱን ከፈጸመ በኋላ ተከሳሽ ይሰወራል። ይሁንና 2ኛ እና 3ኛ ተከሳሾች እውነት ለመመስከር ይምላሉ።

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  • Paris attacks Police in deadly swoop on apartment in northern suburb

    Two people were killed as police carried out a seven-hour raid on a flat suspected of housing the alleged mastermind of Friday's attacks.A woman blew herself up with a suicide belt and another suspect was killed by gunfire. Seven arrests were made.But the fate of chief suspect Abdelhamid Abaaoud was not yet clear.

    French investigators believe that a Moroccan-origin Belgian jihadist masterminded the Paris attacks which killed at least 129 people.

    Islamic state(ISIS)  chief suspect Abdelhamid Abaaoud

    Abdelhamid Abaaoud is thought to be in Syria now with the so-called Islamic State (IS) group.The 27-year-old grew up in Molenbeek, a district of Brussels known for its many Arab immigrants, blighted by high unemployment and overcrowded housing.He is an associate of Salah Abdeslam, who is on the run and whose brother Brahim blew himself up in Paris.Brahim died in the Comptoir Voltaire bar, without killing others, while six other jihadists carried out deadly suicide attacks elsewhere. They are all believed to have been recruited by IS.

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  • Ethiopian Legendary long distance runner gets sweet approval from Europeans for honey export


    Legendary long distance athlete, Haile Gebresilassie, whose business portfolio is fast expanding, has now ventured into the apiculture sector with his latest honey production  already earning vast interests from European nations.

    Having delivered his first product in the local market labeled Haile Mar (Haile Honey), the former Atlanta and Sydney Olympics Gold Medalist is warming up for major exports to European countries including Germany, the Netherlands.

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