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  • Amb Taye briefs Addis Ababa based Africa Ambassadors on current Affairs

    State Minister Ambassador Taye Atske-selassie on Friday briefed Addis-based African Ambassadors on current situations in the country, particularly on the recent protests in parts of Oromia and Amhara Regional States. The series of unrecognized demonstrations in parts of Oromia and Amhara had legitimate concerns, Ambassador Taye told the diplomats. He said the legitimate concerns of the protestors were lack of good governance, slow and sluggish government response towards public concerns, and a huge number of unemployed youth. There was also a considerable gap in creating public awareness and consensus with regard to the constitutional federal arrangement and a growing demand for more improved facilities which clearly sprang from the government's unreserved effort in creating strong and demanding society whenever there is a lag in the service, Ambassador Taye said. However, these legitimate questions were taken over by anti-peace elements, he noted; the demonstrations were openly marked with violence and an act of lawlessness which amounted to loss of lives. In both cases, demonstrations were funneled through the aid of social media and other media outlets infamous for pouring extremist agenda, the State Minister added. With regard to the ongoing government efforts in responding to the situation, Ambassador Taye noted that the government is conducting series of peace and development conferences in all regions. The ambassadors on their part commended the government for preparing such briefings which had helped them clearly understand the difference between what the media propagate and the reality on the ground. Ambassador Katendea from Uganda said unemployment is a common problem in Africa but which is always subject to manipulations from anti-peace elements if African governments could not be cautious. Asked whether there was a need for a third part to investigate the situation the State Minister stressed, "The government has constitutional obligation and a home-grown mechanism to carry out an independent, impartial and thorough investigation." 

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  • President Mulatu Teshome has appointed eight ambassadors

    President Mulatu Teshome has appointed eight ambassadors today.

    The newly appointed ambassadors are Redwan Hussien, Zenebu Tadesse, Tolossa Shagi, Tsegaye Berhe, Regassa Kefale, Taye Atskeselassie, Abdulaziz Ahmed, and Girma Temesgen.

    They will serve as plenipotentiaries in the country of their assignments, the President’s Office said.

     

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  • Ethiopian dam study contracts to be signed by Egyptian foreign ministry

    The contracts with two consulting firms to carry out technical studies into the impact of Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam will be signed on 5 and 6 September, Egypt's foreign ministry said on Tuesday. In a meeting with reporters, Ahmed Abu Zeid said that the irrigation ministers of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia will attend the contract signing in Sudan. The three countries agreed in 2015 that two French firms, Artelia and BRL, would carry out technical studies into the impact of the hydroelectric dam, set to be Africa's largest when completed next year. Negotiations have been ongoing since 2011, when Egypt raised concerns that the dam, located in the Ethiopian highlands on the Blue Nile, could impact its share of Nile water. Since 2015, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan, which is also downstream from the project, have been negotiating the terms of the two consultancy firms' contracts and the purview of the technical studies they will prepare. President El-Sisi has adopted a positive tone on the dam and on Ethiopian relations in general, stressing that Egyptians have nothing to fear from the project. Speaking to Egyptian media this week, he said that the negotiations on the technical studies were progressing in a way that is “reassuring to all.” “The Nile water will continue to flow to Egypt and to everyone else,” he said. “Egypt has started a new era in developing its relations with African countries, especially Nile Basin countries.” In his Tuesday statement, Abu Zeid said that Egyptian-Ethiopian relations are witnessing a new phase based on common interests, avoiding any damage to any party, as well as the development of strategic relations between Egypt and Sudan, Ethiopia. A trilateral Declaration of Principles, signed by all three states last year, gives priority to downstream countries for electricity generated by the dam and providing compensation for any damages caused.

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  • China trained Ethiopian light rail train drivers graduate

    Some 126 Ethiopian light rail train drivers who received one year long training in China were awarded certificates on Thursday. The first batch of graduates received the certificates at a ceremony held at the Addis Ababa Light Railway Transit Service. Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Railways Corporation, Getachew Betru said on the occasion the graduates will add impetus to the effort underway to build own railway management system. According to the CEO, the corporation has been working with particular attention on transfer of knowledge and technology in addition to expanding railway infrastructure. State Minister of Public Enterprises, Getachew Mengiste on his part said the effort to create capability in administrating railway projects locally should be made strategic. In line with this, students are receiving training for second degree in railway at the Addis Ababa University, he revealed. 

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  • top 6 sign of kidney failure

    While we become more concerned about the most talked about lifestyle induced conditions like hypertension, blood pressure, diabetes, we often forget that our vital organs also need equal care and attention. Some of the signs of organ failure are so subtle that you never know you were suffering from something grave until you reach a point from where there is no turning back. The story is the same with your kidneys too. This is one reason kidney failure is usually detected very late. However, your body sends you warning signals much before, only if you pay heed to the same. Here are some early signs of kidney failure: 1. Change in urine pattern Sponsored by RevcontentTrending Now 15 Good Looking Celebrities Who Destroyed Themselves with Plastic Surgery She Budgets Ethiopia : New Diabetes Discovery Leaves Doctors Speechless Diabetes Protocol Ethiopia : New Breakthrough For Diabetes ? My Diabetes Solution 36 Incredible Military Photos GeekVIP 15 Good Looking Celebrities Who Destroyed Themselves with Plastic Surgery She Budgets Ethiopia : New Diabetes Discovery Leaves Doctors Speechless Diabetes Protocol Ethiopia : New Breakthrough For Diabetes ? My Diabetes Solution 36 Incredible Military Photos GeekVIP 15 Good Looking Celebrities Who Destroyed Themselves with Plastic Surgery She Budgets Ethiopia : New Diabetes Discovery Leaves Doctors Speechless Diabetes Protocol.

     

    1urinary tract infection

    . The first sign of kidney failure is problems with your urine pattern or urination. The early signs of kidney malfunction might start with frequent urination at night, increase or decrease in urine output, dark coloured urine, an urge to urinate without being able to do so. And you can gradually suffer from painful urination indicating a urinary tract infection , foamy urine (due to protein leakage), stains of blood in urine. If you notice any of these signs, it is worrisome for your kidneys.

    2. swelling or edema

    One of the most crucial functions of the kidneys is to flush out toxins and impurities and keep your system clean. However, when the arteries and capillaries in your kidneys get damaged this hinders the process of excretion of wastes. Then there is a build up of excess water and salt in the body which gets deposited in different parts of the body which leads to puffiness or swelling usually seen in the feet, hands and under the eyes.

    3. Itchy and dry skin 

    Since the kidneys help to flush out toxins from the body, this keeps the red blood cells healthy and maintain the right nutrient and mineral balance in the. When there is an imbalance of minerals and nutrients and more wastes in the blood it can cause dry and itchy skin. This is often confused with skin allergy or rashes. However, if you notice the other symptoms of kidney disease like the frequent urge to urinate, edema along with this symptom it’s time to go to the doctor and get checked.

    4.  Lack of appetite

    There are no initial symptoms of kidney failure so when they start to deteriorate the first thing that happens to your body is an overload of toxins and wastes build-up. This is what gives rise to a variety of signs and symptoms, and lack of appetite is one of them. In fact, this is one of the most common symptoms of kidney failure.

    5. Extreme farique

    When kidneys cease to function, they stop secreting a very important hormone called erythroprotien which helps in the production of red blood cells. These red blood cells help to supply oxygen and nutrient to every part of the body to sustain your energy levels and provide with nutrition. But due to kidney failure when there is less production of red blood cells, this could lead to a drop in haemoglobin levels and result in anaemia. Of the other problems that can arise due to anaemia, extreme fatigue could be one of them. However, most often this important sign is ignored and mistaken to general tiredness. As your kidneys keep deteriorating it could also lead to muscle cramping and pain.

    6. Nausea and vomiting:

    All these toxic build-ups can lead to nausea and vomiting which is another symptom which is highly ignored.

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