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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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  • Ethiopia’s Internet crackdown hurts everyone

    Ethiopia has never been an easy place to operate. But a six-month state of emergency, combined with internet and travel restrictions imposed in response to a wave of anti-government protests, means it just got a whole lot harder.

    The government has targeted the mobile data connections that the majority of Ethiopians use to get online. Internet users have also been unable to access Facebook Messenger and Twitter, with a host of other services also rendered unreliable. 

    This has impacted everyone: from local businesses, to foreign embassies, to families, as well as the extensive and vital international aid community.

    “Non-governmental organisations play crucial roles in developing countries, often with country offices in the capitals, satellite offices across remote regions, and parent organisations in foreign countries,” said Moses Karanja, an internet policy researcher at Strathmore University in Nairobi.  “They need access to the internet if their operations are to be efficiently coordinated.”

    The Ethiopian government has been candid about the restrictions being in response to year-long anti-government protests in which hundreds of people have died.

    It has singled out social media as a key factor in driving unrest. Since the beginning of October, there has been a spike in violence resulting in millions of dollars’ worth of damage to foreign-owned factories, government buildings and tourist lodges across Oromia Region, initially ground zero for the dissent.

    “Mobile data will be permitted once the government assesses that it won’t threaten the implementation of the state of emergency,” government spokesman Getachew Reda – who has since been replaced – told a 26 October press conference in Addis Ababa.

     

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  • Ethiopia’s Internet crackdown hurts everyone

    Ethiopia has never been an easy place to operate. But a six-month state of emergency, combined with internet and travel restrictions imposed in response to a wave of anti-government protests, means it just got a whole lot harder.

    The government has targeted the mobile data connections that the majority of Ethiopians use to get online. Internet users have also been unable to access Facebook Messenger and Twitter, with a host of other services also rendered unreliable. 

    This has impacted everyone: from local businesses, to foreign embassies, to families, as well as the extensive and vital international aid community.

    “Non-governmental organisations play crucial roles in developing countries, often with country offices in the capitals, satellite offices across remote regions, and parent organisations in foreign countries,” said Moses Karanja, an internet policy researcher at Strathmore University in Nairobi.  “They need access to the internet if their operations are to be efficiently coordinated.”

    The Ethiopian government has been candid about the restrictions being in response to year-long anti-government protests in which hundreds of people have died.

    It has singled out social media as a key factor in driving unrest. Since the beginning of October, there has been a spike in violence resulting in millions of dollars’ worth of damage to foreign-owned factories, government buildings and tourist lodges across Oromia Region, initially ground zero for the dissent.

    “Mobile data will be permitted once the government assesses that it won’t threaten the implementation of the state of emergency,” government spokesman Getachew Reda – who has since been replaced – told a 26 October press conference in Addis Ababa.

     

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