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  • National lottery announces 10 Million Birr winner number


    The National lottery has announced the winners of Grand Renaissance Dam lottery 10 Million Birr jackpot. The winner number of 10 Million Birr is identified as “2913750” and the winner number of 5 Million Birr is “0497398”. In addition the third winner number of 2Million Birr is identified as “0207494”.

    National lottery expects to collect 150 Million Birr from the lottery to be used for the construction of the multibillion dollar project, Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam.



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  • Bishangari Lodge Put on Fire by Protesters

    Fire continues to gut down Bishangari Lodge after angry mob set it on fire following social unrest in Oromio region. The Lodge is located 200km from the capital city at the shores of Lake Langano. The arrests have persisted close to one year now.

    According to Addis Fortune On Sunday, over 50 people lost their lives following spirited protests which took place at a religious festival. According to sources, some who died were shot by police while others were trampled on by others after a stampede ensued.

    However, the regional government has promised to restore peace and order in the area. 


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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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  • 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


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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.’

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