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  • Why Does Gender Based Violence Relate To Women?

     

    “I was once talking to a black man about gender”, the famous Nigerian author Chimamanda Adiche said, “and he said to me, “Why do you have to say ‘my experience as a woman’? Why can’t it be ‘my experience as a human being’?” Now, this is the same man who would often talk about his experience as a black man.”

    Most people tend to have the same question that man had for Chimamanda. Why does it have to be about gender? Why do you have to call rape or domestic violence “Gender Based Violence” or “Violence Against Women”? Why can’t it be just ‘violence’? Why do you have to make it gender issue? True, it is a human right but we need to be specific about certain things. The name comes from the attribute of the problem.

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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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  • Ethio-Djibouti railway line begins carrying wheat from Port Djibouti

     

    Habesha2day.com The new Ethio-Djibouti railway line has begun carrying wheat from Port Djibouti to Adama town today.

    Additional wheat, which the government of Ethiopia had bought for people affected by the El Nino-driven drought, has reached at Port Djibouti.

    The Ethio-Djibouti railway project, linking Addis Ababa with the port of Djibouti, is being built in two sections in Ethiopia - the first segment extends from Sebeta–Meiso, while the second one extends from Meiso-Dewele.

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  • 10 Healthy Eating Tips

     1. Eat a Variety of Foodsየhelathy eating ምስል ውጤት

     you need more than 40 different nutrients for good health and no single food can supply them all. Today's food supply makes it easy to eat a wide variety of foods whether or not you are buying fresh foods to cook, taking advantage of ready-prepared dishes and meals or buying "take-away" foods. Balance your choice over time! If you have a high-fat lunch, have a low-fat dinner. If you eat a large serving of meat at dinner one day, perhaps choose fish the next day.

    2. Base your diet on plenty of foods rich in carbohydrates

    Most people do not eat enough of foods such as bread, pasta, rice, other cereals and potatoes. More than half the calories in your diet should come from these foods. Try wholegrain bread, pasta and other wholegrain cereals, too, to increase your fibre intake.

    3. Enjoy plenty of fruits and vegetables

    Most of us do not eat enough of these foods either although they provide important protective nutrients. Try to eat at least five servings a day and if you do not enjoy them at first - try some new recipes or see what ready prepared dishes are available in the supermarket.

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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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