Nashville police: Restaurant owner killed in targeted shooting

Gitem Demissie (Photo: Metro Nashville Police)Police are investigating what they described as the targeted killing of the owner of an Ethiopian restaurant on Murfreesboro Pike in south Nashville. Gitem Demissie, 41, was killed by a masked gunman as he was preparing to shut down the Ibex Ethiopian Bar & Restaurant around midnight, according to police. A witness said the gunman, clad in a long-sleeved black shirt and black jeans, approached Demissie and shot him multiple times. The witness described the shooter as man standing about 5-foot-7 inches with light skin and a thin build. Police are asking people with information about the murder or the shooter to contact Crime stoppers at 615-742-7463, or text the word "CASH" along with the information to 274637.

March 19, 2017 18:22 UTC

Ethiopian Feyisa Lilesa, American Molly Huddle Win NYC Half

Lilesa outsprinted both in the final stretch for his first win in 2017. Huddle finished in 1:08:19 over the course from Central Park to Lower Manhattan. Huddle's time was the third-fastest in the 12-year history of the event, which drew 20,000 runners. South Africa's Ernst van Dyk, a two-time New York City Marathon champion in the wheelchair event, won the men's race in 47:28. U.S. Paralympian Susannah Scaroni won the women's race in 55:06.

March 19, 2017 17:03 UTC

Buried in Ethiopian Dump Landslide: a Young Man and His Dream

Hundreds of people lived next to the 50-year-old Reppi dump, known as "Koshe" or "dirty" in the Amharic language. Biniam's father Tsegaye said residents had often complained to city authorities about the dump, warning it fostered disease and put local families at risk. It was supposed to gradually close from 2015, but when garbage trucks began taking rubbish to a new site, protests erupted. It remained the city's only landfill site, taking in daily deliveries of trash from the city's 5 million residents. At the site on Sunday, dozens of volunteers and emergency workers scrabbled through stinking waste, vultures hovering above them.

March 19, 2017 16:30 UTC

Buried in Ethiopian dump landslide: a young man and his dream

Hundreds of people lived next to the 50-year-old Reppi dump, known as “Koshe” or “dirty” in the Amharic language. Biniam’s father Tsegaye said residents had often complained to city authorities about the dump, warning it fostered disease and put local families at risk. It was supposed to gradually close from 2015, but when garbage trucks began taking rubbish to a new site, protests erupted. It remained the city’s only landfill site, taking in daily deliveries of trash from the city’s 5 million residents. Emergency workers said it could take months to uncover all the victims.

March 19, 2017 16:30 UTC

Five cops arrested for receiving bribes from Ethiopian aliens

Shares, NYERI, Kenya Mar 19 – Five police officers from Karatina Police Station, Nyeri County have been arrested for releasing 17 illegal immigrants from Ethiopia after receiving a bribe. The officers based at Mathira Divisional Headquarters are alleged to have arrested the Ethiopian aliens on Saturday who were being ferried in a lorry at a roadblock in Karatina town. “We understand that the officers negotiated somewhere in town and released the aliens. Two other Ethiopians were arrested in Karatina town where they had disembarked from the lorry. The five police officers and the aliens are being held at Karatina Police station for questioning by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

March 19, 2017 12:56 UTC



Nearly half of Israelis don't want haredi, Arab teachers

New poll finds 48% of Israelis don't want an Arab teacher for their children, 42% don't want a haredi teacher. 42% of Israelis do not want a haredi teacher to teach their children and 58% do not mind. In addition, 86% do not mind if their children have an Ethiopian teacher, and 12% would not agree to an Ethiopian teacher. Half of the respondents would not allow their children to learn with Arab students, and 12% opposed their children learning with Ethiopian students (88% do not mind). In addition, 34% would opposed their children learning with haredi students, while 66% did not mind.

March 19, 2017 06:59 UTC

Ethiopia, Djibouti sign extradition agreement

Djibouti’s President Ismail Omar Guelleh, who is visiting Ethiopia, witnessed On Friday the signing of extradition agreement between the two countries along with Prime Minister of Ethiopia Hailemariam Desalegn. The agreement signed this morning will allow one country to handover a person the other country considered as criminal or terrorist. “The two country’s integration is exemplary to other African countries,” he said indicating that Ethiopia and Djibouti are connected by railroad, road, fiber-optics, electricity, among others. We either live or die together, he said, indicating that Ethiopia relies on the port of Djibouti while Djibouti depends mainly on the income that comes from this port service with water and electric power from Ethiopia. Among the issues the two countries leaders’ have talked about includes the issue of Somalia and South Sudan, according to the joint statement.

March 18, 2017 11:48 UTC

Ethiopia to open its first trans boundary railway link to Djibouti :Saturday 18 March 2017

It partnered with China, Turkey and other countries to get loans and get the project completed. Ethiopia has forged ahead with plans to build a trans-African railway line. China a key partner in Africa’s infrastructure build programme has laid the foundation for a shorter and faster version of the Cape-Cairo rail line. Ethiopia has already started this project and has just completed its first cross boarder railway line that links to Djibouti. The project manager says the railway line project was completed on time.

March 18, 2017 11:03 UTC

March 18 major news items in Ethiopian media outlets

The Following are news highlights in Ethiopia’s major media outlets on Saturday. — Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn held discussion with Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson here Thursday. (Fana Broadcasting Corporate/FBC)— Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome visited the dump site where a landslide occurred which killed 113 people in the outskirts of Addis Ababa locally known as Koshe. During the occasion, the President expressed his condolence to the bereaved families, and noted that the peoples and government of Ethiopia will stand along them. (Ethiopian News Agency/ENA)— British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson praised Ethiopia’s fast growth during his visit to the largest and most modern Ethiopian Aviation Academy and state-of-the-art flight simulators at Ethiopian capital.

March 18, 2017 10:52 UTC

Ethiopian Airlines plane makes emergency landing in Lahore after brawl

An Ethiopian Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Lahore on Saturday after two passengers came to blows on board. The Boeing 777 jet was heading to Beijing from Addis Ababa when two passengers got into a brawl during the flight, airport sources said. The plane, which was carrying more than 300 passengers, made an emergency landing at Allama Iqbal International Airport around 10:40 am. Upon landing, the two men were arrested by the Airport Security Force (ASF). The plane will take off for Beijing after clearance from airport authorities.

March 18, 2017 07:11 UTC

Ethiopian Airlines make emergency landing at Lahore airport

LAHORE: An Ethiopian Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport on Saturday following an scuffle between two passengers on board, Aaj News reported. The Boeing 777 jet was heading to Beijing from Addis Ababa when two passengers got into a rift, as a result of which the pilot was forced to make an emergency landing. Later, the plane carrying more than 300 passengers, made an emergency landing at Allama Iqbal International Airport around 10:40 am. Meanwhile, Airport Security Force (ASF) arrested these two men reportedly.

March 18, 2017 07:07 UTC

Ethiopian pushes Chengdu launch forward

Mar 18, 2017Star Alliance member Ethiopian Airlines is pushing the commencement of its Chengdu flights ahead to a sooner start date. Chengdu is the capital of southwestern China's Sichuan province with its history dating back to at least the 4th century BC. The city is also home to the world-famous Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, a conservation center where visitors can view endangered giant pandas in a natural habitat. Addis Ababa, is the sprawling Ethiopian capital bordering the Great Rift Valley. It’s National Museum exhibits Ethiopian art, traditional crafts, and prehistoric fossils, and includes replicas of the famous early hominid, "Lucy."

March 18, 2017 06:22 UTC

Ethiopian wine sector projected to boom:Saturday 18 March 2017

Ethiopian wine sector projected to boom Saturday 18 March 2017 06:57 Ethiopia is expected to compete with South Africa in wine producing. (REUTERS) East Africa’s winery sector is expected to expand rapidly over the next few years. The sector is expected to compete with South Africa which is the leading wine producing country on the continent. Ethiopia says they have also seen the reduction of wine imports as a result of growth in the sector. Share this page: Printer friendly version /SABCNews-Templates/SABCNews_tech/default_content/default_content_news Default Content News /SABCNews-Templates/SABCNews_tech/default_content/default_content_news Default Content News /SABCNews-Templates/SABCNews_tech/default_content/default_content_news Default Content News /SABCNews-Templates/SABCNews_tech/default_content/default_content_news Default Content News /SABCNews-Templates/SABCNews_tech/default_content/default_content_news Default Content News /SABCNews-Templates/SABCNews_tech/default_content/default_content_news Default Content News

March 18, 2017 06:11 UTC

Family to see illegally jailed Andy Tsege in Ethiopia after three years

The family of a British man imprisoned in Ethiopia have been told they can visit him for the first time since he was illegally captured nearly three years ago. The Ethiopians regard him as a terrorist, but his family say he's simply an outspoken critic of the government. Mr Tsege was born in Ethiopia but sought political asylum in London and was granted British citizenship. Mr Johnson said: "He now has a lawyer and he's been able to see that lawyer. The news comes as the High Street retailer Lush stages a campaign in support of Mr Tsege.

March 18, 2017 02:48 UTC

Ethiopian Envoy Visits South Sudan for Talks on Abducted Children

Ethiopian Envoy Visits South Sudan for Talks on Abducted ChildrenMarch 17, 2017 - South Sudan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that gunmen from the Murle tribe in Boma State had carried out an attack on Ethiopia’s Gambella region and fled along with dozens of children, according to Radio Tamazuj report. An Ethiopian envoy was in Juba on Thursday to find the abducted children and discuss security issues long the common border between the two countries, the report adds. “We agreed that if there are children abducted by the Murle tribe, they must be taken back to their families as soon as possible before Ethiopia could enter to South Sudan territory for further action,” said Makol. Chol Chany, a regional government spokesman on Wednesday, told Reuters that gunmen from South Sudan killed 28 people and kidnapped 43 children in Gambella. He further said the raids on Sunday and Monday occurred in Gambella's Gog and Jor areas, which border South Sudan's Boma state.

March 17, 2017 23:26 UTC




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