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  • Hundreds of Deportees from US Stuck at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport

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

    Awramba Times (Addis Ababa) – 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.

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    Picture: Addis Ababa International Airport

     

    Source: AwrambaTimes

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  • Egypt's Sisi and South Sudan's Kiir strike 'dirty deal' that could affect the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

    South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has met with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo to discuss strengthening ties between the two African nations.

    Kiir thanked the Egyptian president on Tuesday for backing his government and said a peace deal signed to end his country's civil war was alive and being implemented, Egyptian state media reported.

    Kiir said he had rejected attempts by unnamed parties to renegotiate the August 2015 deal, adding that he and his number two - First Vice-President Taban Deng Gai - were working "very closely" together.

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  • UEFA champions league draw 16 European club fixtures

    Representatives from Manchester United and Tottenham gathered in Switzerland today to find out who they would be facing in the next round of the Europa League.

    Manchester United were drawn against St-Etienne, which happens to be the club that Paul Pogba's brother Florentin plays for.

    As for Spurs, they were handed a tie against Belgian outfit KAA Gent. Here is the draw in full:

    • Athletic Bilbao vs Apoel FC
    • Legia Warszaw vs Ajax
    • Anderlecht vs Zenit
    • FC Astra Giurgiu vs KRC Genk
    • Manchester United vs St-Etienne
    • Villarreal vs AS Roma
    • Ludogorets vs FC Copenhagen
    • Celta Vigo vs Shakhtar Donetsk
    • Olympiacos vs Osmanlispor
    • KAA Gent vs Tottenham
    • FC Rostov vs Sparta Prague
    • Krasnodar vs Fenerbahce
    • Borussia Monchengladbach vs Fiorentina
    • AZ Alkmaar vs Lyon
    • Hapoel Be’er Sheva vs Besiktas
    • PAOK FC vs Schalke

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  • Heineken Ethiopia Has Rolled Out An Expansion Project For Its Qilinto Brewery

    Heineken Ethiopia has rolled out an expansion project for its Qilinto brewery on the outskirts of Addis Ababa at a cost of $112 million as it seeks to boost production and efficiency. Upon completion the company will have the largest production capacity in Ethiopia’s brewery industry overtaking the current market leader BGI Ethiopia by one million hectoliter.

    Inaugurated in January 2015 with a total annual capacity of 1.5m hectoliters, the Qilinto brewery is producing Walia, Bedele and Harar beer brands. The expansion also created permanent employment opportunities for additional 300 people.

    Heineken is also benefiting 20,000 farmers in Arsi and Bale zones, Oromia Regional State, through its malt barley imitative, which allows farmers to supply malted barley to the brewery. Heineken officially inaugurated its 110mln new brewery employing around 280 people drawn from the local workforce.

    The Qilinto plant is Heineken’s 7th largest brewery in Africa. With the opening of the new plant, Heineken will overtake BGI as Ethiopia’s biggest beer production company. BGI is now producing three million hectoliter per a year.

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  • Ato Getahun Nana has been Appointed as President of DBE

    Ato Getahun Nana, the Vice Governor of National Bank of Ethiopia, has been appointed as the President of Development bank of Ethiopia (DBE) by Prime Minister H/Mariam Dessalegn on November 29, 2016.

    Ato Getahun Nana, the new President of DBE, was the Vice Governor of Financial Institutions Supervision Cluster in National Bank of Ethiopia for the last 7 years. His Presidency appointment will be effective today on November 30, 2016.

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