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The Ethiopian scientist who computerized Ethiopic in the 80's Print E-mail

 

On the 40th anniversary of the invention of the mobile phone, Deutsche Welle Amharic Program interviewed Dr. Aberra Molla, the Ethiopian scientists who computerized Ethiopic in the 80's. Dr. Aberra has pending patents for renderring the more than 564 Ethiopic glyphs on computers with one and two keystrokes each, virtually like typing the English alphabet.

 

መጋቢት ፳፭ ቀን ፳፻፭ ዓ.ም. (April 5, 2013) በኣሜሪካ ለመጀመሪያ ጊዜ የተሠራው

የእጅ ስልክ (April 3, 1973) ፵ኛ ዓመት መታሰቢያን ምክንያት በማድረግ ደቸ ቨለ ሬዲዮ

ካቀረበው ሰፊ ዘገባ ሌላ ግዕዝን ኮምፕዩተራይዝ ካደረጉት ከዶር ኣበራ ሞላ ጋር ውይይት ኣድርጓል።

የተክሌ የኋላእሸት የቴክኖሎጅው እድገት ገለጻና ቃለ ምልልሱ 44:20 ደቂቃ ላይ

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Forceful eviction sparked anger and condemnation የቤንሻንጉል ተፈናቃዮች ተመፅዋች ሆኑ Print E-mail

 

 የቤንሻንጉል ተፈናቃዮች ተመፅዋች  ሆኑ     

 

“ከእነ ቤተሠቤ እዚህ ለመድረስ ያየሁትን ፈተና ፈጣሪ ያውቀዋል፡፡ ቤተሰቤ ከቁጥር ሳይጐድል ለአገሬ መሬት በቅቻለሁና ከእንግዲህ የፈለገው ይሁን” አሉኝ፤ ከቤኒሻንጉል ክልል ያሶ ወረዳ ተፈናቅለው በፍኖተ ሰላም ድንጋያማ መጠለያ ውስጥ ያገኘኋቸው አዛውንት፡፡ በአማራ ክልል የከሠላ ወረዳ ተወላጅ የኾኑት አዛውንት፤ ኑሮ አልቃና ቢላቸው በ1997 ዓ.ም. ሦስት ልጆቻቸውን ከትዳር አጋራቸው ጋር ይዘው፣ የትውልድ ቀያቸውን ለቀው የተሻለ ሥራ ይገኝበታል ወደ ተባሉበት ቤንሻንጉል ክልል ያቀናሉ፡፡ ኑሮአቸውንም በቤኒሻንጉል ክልል ካደረጉ በኋላ ተጨማሪ አራት ልጆችን አፍርተው የቤተሠባቸውን ቁጥር ወደ ዘጠኝ ከፍ ያደርጋሉ፡፡ ላለፉት ስምንት ዓመታት ቀን ከሌት እየሠሩም ኑሮአቸውን መምራት ይቀጥላሉ፡፡ ለዓመታት ከኖሩበት መንደር በድንገት እንዲለቁ ሲገደዱ ግራ የተጋቡት አዛውንት የስምንት ልጆች አባት በመኾናቸው ሲፈናቀሉ ከፍተኛ ውጣ ውስጥ ከተታቸው፡፡

 

 

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Eritrean female pilot seeking asylum in Saudi Arabia Print E-mail

 

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An Eritrean female pilot is seeking political asylum in Saudi Arabia after she was sent to bring back the presidential VIP plane, which remained in Saudi Arabia after the defection of two Eritrean pilots last year.

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The Next Shanghai May Be in Africa Print E-mail

 

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 Stephen Hayes is president and CEO of the Corporate Council on Africa.

 

I say this thinking of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. If one goes outside the city to the hills around, and looks down at the bowl into which most of the city fits, I think that this too will be a very different city in less than ten years, as will many African cities. In Abuja, Nigeria, they are enacting a twelve-phase development plan, and are now in phase four. For nearly all the development work for phase five, the Chinese have invested, ensuring that phase six is not so far away.

Addis Ababa, at 8,000 plus feet above sea level, is the third highest capital in the world, but because it sits in a bowl, at times of thermal inversion it will be a city increasingly hard to see from the hills, just as Mexico City and Los Angeles are on some days now. The pollution of progress will wash over the city, and what one will see will be the peaks of buildings that have yet to be built. Addis Ababa will be a very different city than even the hub of activity and perceived chaos it is today, a mix of old and new, just as Shanghai was thirty years ago.

There are several similarities to China of 1987 in the Ethiopia of 2013, though it seems difficult for Americans to comprehend. The standard of living for the people is rising and there is slowly, cautiously, a creeping openness in public discussions. By American standards, political control is too heavy-handed, but one must realize what the country's recent past has meant. China had the Cultural Revolution and its aftermath into the early 80s, and Ethiopia had its own horrific oppression in the 70s and 80s. Both countries took a giant leap backwards before beginning to come out of the abyss.

It is difficult to have perspective if you haven't ever been through these type of experiences. We can look at how our own Civil War affected our nation and see some of those wounds still affecting us more than 150 years later.

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Ethiopia's ruling coalition completes transition after Meles’ death Print E-mail

 

 

ETHIOPIA SWEARS IN NEW PRIME MINISTER HAILEMARIAM DESALEGN

Hailemariam, 47, was appointed premier in September, a month after the death of Meles, who was praised for steering economic growth into double figures but drew criticism from his opponents and rights groups for squeezing out dissent.

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