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Egyptian Actor Attacks Female Show Host After Being Told He Is on Israeli TV

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 25, 2012

…in Prank Gone Wrong

In a prank gone wrong, an Egyptian actor viciously attacked a female show host and another crew member after being told he was on Israeli TV. As part of the prank, the actor was initially told he would appear on Egyptian TV.

“I heard her say that this is an Israeli channel. Is this an Israeli channel?” the actor, Ayman Kandeel, said.

“The production didn’t tell you that this is an Israeli channel?” Iman Mubarak, the female host replied.


After some cross talk, the actor eventually loses him temper and gets up, shoves and smacks one male crew member in the head and starts kicking the furniture on the set. Then he turns his attention to the female host and slaps her across the face, knocking her to the ground.

“You sons-of-b****es!” he shouts.

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Politicians Fight On Jordanian Live TV



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Male Circumcision Tied to Lower HIV Prevalence

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 25, 2012

An increase in male circumcision in a South African community coincides with lower overall HIV rates among adult men in that population, a new study finds. Meanwhile, a report from Kenya bolsters earlier findings that young men who get circumcised are less than half as likely as their uncircumcised peers to acquire HIV.

The two reports were presented July 24 at the 19th International AIDS Conference.

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Greek Athlete Expelled for Racist Tweet

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 25, 2012


“With so many Africans in Greece… the West Nile mosquitoes will at least eat homemade food!!!” she had posted on her Twitter account.

The country’s Olympic Committee said she was being pulled from the team because her comments were against the Olympic spirit.

“She showed no respect for a basic Olympic value and unfortunately she is out,” Greek mission chief Isidoros Kouvelos told SKAI TV. “She made a mistake and in life we pay for our mistakes.”

The 23-year-old athlete, who was scheduled to leave for her first Olympics next week, later apologized for what she said was “an unfortunate and tasteless joke”.

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UAE: Urgent Help for Azeb Abebe

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 25, 2012

My note: I found the following sad story about the fate of an Ethiopian sister in the UAE. I don’t know whether the narrative is authentic and truthful. It’s very hard to believe anything from that part of the world. The sponsor of Azeb is an Indian. We’ll know the truth soon.

May The Lord give her the protection she desperately needs!

At around 6.20 am, I was jolted out of my sleep with a loud explosion. Not like anything I’d heard in real life ever. The sound was deafening like the one you see in a war movie. Like something blew up into bits.

And within seconds, there were screams. I didn’t know if it was one person or many people screaming. I quickly jumped out of bed and looked out the window thinking…..actually thinking nothing! Still dazed I really did not know what to think. Just then people from across the street started shouting and pointing towards our house in the general direction of my kitchen.

That’s when I realized the explosion was in my house and the screams where from someone from my house!

My first thought was my wife and daughter. I ran downstairs towards their room and saw my wife running towards the main door with a blanket in her hand. She was OK and so was Zainab. I ran after her and saw a sight like never before. Standing on the main door was my maid, burning in flames from head to toe. She was on fire. We put a blanket around her and defused the flames. The less I describe about how she looked, the better. My mom and wife were both holding her and made her sit on a chair. Flames were put off by then. But just touching to console her burnt my mom’s fingers.

I called 999.

Next I ran towards the blast scene. My house has two entrances. The main door in the front and there is one more door on the side, through the pantry. The kitchen is located outside the house. To go there, we need to step out through the pantry door and take a few steps. The moment I looked out the pantry door, I was shell-shocked. Smoke everywhere. Glass scattered. Kitchen was on fire. Everything was burning. My brothers were already there. One of them disconnected the gas cylinder and threw it away from the kitchen. Due to the fire, the electricity to the whole house was tripped. We could not get the water motor going. Meaning there was no water in the tap or pipe. Thankfully, there were a few 20 liters drinking water bottles. We quickly opened them and started spraying water everywhere.

Within minutes the fire brigade arrived and took over the scene.

Ambulance came a few minutes later. They started working on my maid. Gave her emergency first aid and quickly took her away.

We waited till the police completed the formalities. Forensics arrived to the scene an hour later to determine the cause of fire. After scrambling through the debris, they finally managed to find the cause. There was a leak in the gas pipe. Probably started sometime the night before. The door, window and exhaust fan was closed overnight. So the kitchen had become a literal gas chamber. As soon as she went in and ‘probably’ turned on the stove, it blew up. The intensity of the blast was so severe that 2-3 cm glass pieces from the window pierced into the concrete walls of my house. Despite our best attempts, those pieces are not coming out.

My brother went to the hospital while me and my other brother went to the police station to give our statements and finish the police report.

At the hospital, the doctor’s diagnosis was even scarier – “81% 2nd and 3rd degree burns. Patient is very critical. We have sedated her and put her on life support”. They are giving medication to keep her blood pressure up and heart pumping. She is in the ICU Burn Ward and doctors have given a very low probability of survival. Several surgeries need to be done, first one today. This is to release blood flow in her arms and abdomen. Pressure buildup has resulted in blockages in different parts of her body. Her entire body is bandaged except her face which is also completely burnt but they’ve not bandaged it.

Her name is Azeb Abebe. She is a 25 yr old Ethiopian lady with a 4 yr old son back in Ethiopia. Her mother is partially disabled with 1 healthy leg and her father is terminally ill. She has been working with my family for the last 9 months. We recruited her through a local manpower agency. Her paperwork is fine and she was working with us legally. We were so impressed with her work that within 3 months of working with us, we gave her a raise. She had adapted to an Indian household very well and was now cooking food better than us. Her room is fully furnished with all amenities. And we have taken very good care of her. She is a very warm hearted, modest and honest person. In 9 months of employment, we never had to question her about missing things. She was well behaved and very nice with our kids. There is a bible in Ethiopian language at her bedside.

And thus it hurts more to see a good woman so close to the doors of death. As her sponsor and employer, we will do whatever it takes to give her all medication attention. Her family has been informed about the mishap. We have also informed the Ethiopian Consulate about the accident.

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Ethiopia Bans Citizens from Jobs in The UAE


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The UN, IOC, BBC: anti-Semitic?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 24, 2012

The number 40 is significant in Jewish and Christian traditions. It can represent an estimate, or many of something.


  • Rain fell for “forty days and forty nights” during the flood

  • Spies explored the land of Israel for “forty days.” (Numbers 13)

  • The Hebrew people lived in the Sinai desert for “forty years”. This period of years represents the time it takes for a new generation to arise.

  • Moses’ life is divided into three 40-year segments, separated by his fleeing from Egypt, and his return to lead his people out.

  • Several Jewish leaders and kings are said to have ruled for “forty years”, that is, a generation. (Examples: Eli, Saul, David, Solomon.)

  • Goliath challenged the Israelites twice a day for forty days before David defeated him.

  • Moses spent three consecutive periods of “forty days and forty nights” on Mount Sinai:Christianity


  • Before the temptation of Christ, Jesus fasted “Forty days and forty nights” in the Judean desert.

  • Forty days was the period from the resurrection of Jesus to the ascension of Jesus.

  • In modern Christian practice, Lent consists of the 40 days preceding Easter. In much of Western Christianity, Sundays are excluded from the count; in Eastern Christianity, Sundays are included.

  • In the Old Testament, it rained for 40 days and 40 nights in the great flood in which all land living being perished except those on Noah’s ark.

Muslims Barred IOC from Honoring Murdered Israelis

On the 40th annivarsary of the Munich massacre, an Olympics official admitted that Muslim countries blocked the “One-Minute of Silence” campaign to honor the 11 murdered Israeli athletes, one of the widows said.

Ankie Spitzer, whose husband Andre was one of the athletes massacred in the Munich Games n 1972, told the European Jewish Press that Jacques Rogge, president of the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games, told her that his “hands were tied” by the admission of 46 Arab and Muslim members to the International Olympic Committee.

She replied, “My husband’s hands were tied, not yours.”

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When eight Palestinians had shot their way into the Israeli house, the “innocence of sport” died. Read it here.

BBC says: „Israel has no capital city”

It’s amazing to see that the BBC has manifested its anti-Israel and pro-Palestine stand in its online Olympic coverage in which every participating nation had its capital city listed, bar the state of Israel, which was left blank. Yet the non-state of Palestine had its capital listed as ‘East Jerusalem’. Despite Israel’s seat of government – the Knesset – being in Jerusalem, and despite a plethora of foreign embassies being located in Tel Aviv, the BBC opted to identify neither as Israel’s capital city. And yet, despite the Palestinian seat of government being in Ramallah, and despite Jerusalem not being divided, the BBC opted to carve the East away and hand it, lock, stock and barrel (Temple Mount, Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre) to the self-proclaimed Palestinian Authority.


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የአጋንንት መሰልጠኛ ጊዚያት ላይ ነን

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 22, 2012


በዲ/ን የሺጥላ ሞገስ፤ ከታላቅ አክብሮትና ምስጋና ጋር

ሺሁም ዓመት ሲፈጸም ሰይጣን ከእስራቱ ይፈታል በአራቱም የምድር ማዕዘን ያሉትን አሕዛብ ጎግንና ማጎግን እንዲያስታቸው ለሰልፍም እንዲያስከትላቸው ይወጣል ቁጥራቸውም እንደ ባሕር አሸዋ የሚያህል ነው” (ራእ. ዮሐ.297)

ሰይጣንና ሰራዊቱ አጋንንት በዘመን መጨረሻ እንደሚፈቱና በአራቱ የዓለም ማዕዘን ሲብሉን ማኅብረሰብ ሆነ በወታደራዊ ኑሮ የሚኖሩትን ሁሉ እንደሚያሰልፍ ጦርነትን በዓለም ዙሪያ እንደሚያውጅና ክህደት ጥፋት ርኩሰትና በሽታ ምድርን ሁሉ እንደሚሞሉ በእግዚአብሔር ቃል ተረጋግጧል።

ይህ የዓለም ጥፋት ምልክትና መጀመሪያ ሲሆን በይበልጥም የአጋንንት መሰልጠኛ ጊዜ ልንለው እንችላለን፡ አጋንንት ጊዜን እየለዩ እንደሚሰሩና እንደሚሰለጥኑ መጽሐፍ ቅዱስ በቂ ማረጋገጫ ይሰጣል ይህም የጥፋት ሥራ ለመስራት የሚፋጠኑበት ጊዜ ማለት ነው።

በጨለማ ከሚሄድ ክፉ ነገር ከአደጋና ከቀትር ጋኔን አትፈራም” (መዝ.96)

በማለት አጋንንት በጨለማ እንደሚሰለጥኑ በጨለማ ከሚሄድ ክፉ ነገርብሎ በእኩለ ቀን እንደሚሰለጥኑ ከቀትር ጋኔን አትፈራም ብሎ በእኩለሌሊት እንደሚሰለጥኑከሌሊት ግርማ ብሎ ገልጾታል።

ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ልጁን እንዲፈውስልት የለመነው አንድ ሰው ልጁን የያዘው ጋኔን ጊዜ እየለየ እንደሚሰለጥንበት እንዲህ ሲል አረጋግጧል፦

ወደ ሕዝቡም ሲደርስ አንድ ሰው ወደ እርሱ ቀርቦና ተንበርክኮ ጌታ ሆይ ልጄን ማርልኝ በጨረቃ እየተነሣበት ክፉኛ ይሰቃያልና” (ማቴ.1717)

ማለት ልጁን የያዘው መንፈስ የጨረቃን መውጣት እየተከተለ በዚያ ግዜ ኃይሉን ሁሉ ይገልጥበትና ያሰቃየው እንደነበር የተናገረው ቃል ተጨማሪ የአጋንንት መሰልጠኛ ጊዜ ማረጋገጫ ነው።

እነዚህ ጊዜያት በቤተክርስቲያን የጸሎት ጊዜያት ተካተዋል፡ ክርስቲያኖች ሁልጊዜና በሰባቱ የጸሎት ጊዜያት ራሳቸውን በጸሎት ሊያስጠብቁ ይገባል።

ይልቁንም አጋንንት በሜሰለጥኑበትና ከእስራቸው በሚፈቱበት ዋዜማ በኛ ዘመን ራሳችንን ከክፉ መንፈስ ሥራ ሁሉ ልንጠብቅ ይገባል፡ ማናቸውንም ህመም ተፈጥሮአዊ ብቻ አድርጐ አለመውሰድና ራሳችንን ወደ ቤተክርስቲያን የፈውስ አገልግሎት (ምስጢረ ቀንዲል/ጠበል) ማቅረብ ይኖርብናል።



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Governments Routinely Murder Millions

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 21, 2012


The worst genocides of the 20th Century

Source: Piero Scaruffi

Mao Ze-Dong (China, 1958-61 and 1966-69, Tibet 1949-50)

49 – 78,000,000

Adolf Hitler (Germany, 1939-1945)

12,000,000 (concentration camps and civilians deliberately killed in WWII plus 3 million Russian POWs left to die)

Leopold II of Belgium (Congo, 1886-1908)

8 million

Jozef Stalin (USSR, 1932-39)

6,000,000 (the gulags plus the purges plus Ukraine’s famine)

Hideki Tojo (Japan, 1941-44)

5,000,000 (civilians in WWII)

Ismail Enver (Turkey, 1915-20)

1,200,000 Armenians (1915) + 350,000 Greek Pontians and 480,000 Anatolian Greeks (1916-22) + 500,000 Assyrians (1915-20)

Pol Pot (Cambodia, 1975-79)

1.7 million

Kim Il Sung (North Korea, 1948-94)

1.6 million (purges and concentration camps)

Menghistu (Ethiopia, 1975-78)

1.5 million

Yakubu Gowon (Biafra, 1967-1970)

1 million

Leonid Brezhnev (Afghanistan, 1979-1982)


Jean Kambanda (Rwanda, 1994)


Saddam Hussein (Iran 1980-1990 and Kurdistan 1987-88)


Tito (Yugoslavia, 1945-1987)


Sukarno (Communists 1965-66)


Fumimaro Konoe (Japan, 1937-39)

500,000? (Chinese civilians)

Jonas Savimbi (Angola, 1975-2002)


Mullah Omar – Taliban (Afghanistan, 1986-2001)


Idi Amin (Uganda, 1969-1979)


Yahya Khan (Pakistan, 1970-71)

300,000 (Bangladesh)

Benito Mussolini (Ethiopia, 1936; Libya, 1934-45; Yugoslavia, WWII)


Mobutu Sese Seko (Zaire, 1965-97)


Charles Taylor (Liberia, 1989-1996)


Foday Sankoh (Sierra Leone, 1991-2000)


Suharto (Aceh, East Timor, New Guinea, 1975-98)


Ho Chi Min (Vietnam, 1953-56)


Michel Micombero (Burundi, 1972)


Slobodan Milosevic (Yugoslavia, 1992-99)


Hassan Turabi (Sudan, 1989-1999)


Jean-Bedel Bokassa (Centrafrica, 1966-79)


Richard Nixon (Vietnam, 1969-1974)

70,000 (Vietnamese and Cambodian civilians)

Efrain Rios Montt (Guatemala, 1982-83)


Papa Doc Duvalier (Haiti, 1957-71)


Rafael Trujillo (Dominican Republic, 1930-61)


Hissene Habre (Chad, 1982-1990)


Chiang Kai-shek (Taiwan, 1947)

30,000 (popular uprising)

Vladimir Ilich Lenin (USSR, 1917-20)

30,000 (dissidents executed)

Francisco Franco (Spain)

30,000 (dissidents executed after the civil war)

Fidel Castro (Cuba, 1959-1999)


Lyndon Johnson (Vietnam, 1963-1968)


Maximiliano Hernandez Martinez (El Salvador, 1932)


Hafez Al-Assad (Syria, 1980-2000)


Khomeini (Iran, 1979-89)


Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe, 1982-87, Ndebele minority)


Bashir Assad (Syria, 2012)


Rafael Videla (Argentina, 1976-83)


Guy Mollet (France, 1956-1957)

10,000 (war in Algeria)

Harold McMillans (Britain, 1952-56, Kenya’s Mau-Mau rebellion)


Paul Koroma (Sierra Leone, 1997)


Osama Bin Laden (worldwide, 1993-2001)


Augusto Pinochet (Chile, 1973)


Al Zarqawi (Iraq, 2004-06)


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The World’s First SolarKiosk Opens in Ethiopia

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 19, 2012

On July 15th, the world’s first SolarKiosk was officially opened near Lake Langano, Ethiopia. The portable solar shop was designed in Germany by Graft architects and provides an “autonomous business unit” that sells energy, products, tools and services. With approximately 1.5 billion people around the globe who remain without access to a stable source of light, the SolarKiosk is intended to provide a safe and affordable solution for inhabitants in off-the-grid areas.

In the past, people in developing nations have typically relied on things like kerosene lamps and diesel generators, despite the fact that they are typically toxic, hazardous and expensive forms of light and energy. With solar technology becoming cheaper and more accessible, however, the SolarKiosk can now offer a clean energy service that is economical, even for the underprivileged.

Equipped with rooftop photovoltaic panels, the energy hub will provide enough power for solar lighting, mobile phones, car batteries, a computer and even a solar fridge. Furthermore, local residents will be able to purchase solar lanterns, mobile phones, re-charge cards and refreshments that one typically finds in a kiosk. Since the kiosk is most likely to house the only refrigerator in the community, it can also be used to store community emergency supplies and medicines.

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Neighbor Saves 7-year-old Girl Falls from Third-floor Window

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 18, 2012


My note: What an amazing coincidence, I worked on “autism” relevant post a couple of hours ago, and this wonderful news… what a miracle! Another proof that Angels are always around us, with us.

A 7-YEAR-OLD GIRL who fell from a third-story window in Brooklyn Monday escaped injury when she was caught by a hero neighbor.

I just prayed that I’d catch her,” said the girl’s savior, Steve St. Bernard, 52, an MTA bus driver. “I was right underneath her.”

The girl crawled out through an empty space next to the air conditioner in the window of her family’s apartment in the Coney Island Houses about 2:10 p.m., cops and witnesses said.

She created the opening by pulling aside the accordion-style plastic partition attached to the side of the air conditioner, witnesses said.

After crawling out, she clowned around, singing and dancing on top of the air conditioner as a crowd of kids looked on from below before losing her balance and falling, witnesses said.

St. Bernard, who lives in the housing complex, was alerted by the cries of onlookers.

I went over there to make sure if she fell I could catch her,” St. Bernard said. “I’m not a hero — anybody would have done it. I did it out of normal instincts.”

One of his own four children is the same age as the child who fell, he said.

He said he was just worried he might not manage to catch the child. “I thought to myself, let me get over there and catch her. I just hope I don’t drop her.”

The catch knocked St. Bernard, a father of four, to the ground.

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Money Rankings: Soccer Vs. Football

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 17, 2012

እስፖርት ጥሩ ነገር ነው፡ ግን ገንዘብና ዝና ላሰከራቸው ታዋቂ ቡድኖች ወገኖቻችን ቴሊቪዥንና ሪዲዮ ጋር ተጣብቀው ልባቸው እስኪወጣ ሲጋደሉ ሳይ ግርም ይለኛል፤ አዝናለሁ፤ ያውም ለሚያንቋሽሹንና ለማይወዱን እንግሊዞች! የአዲስ አበባ ወጣት የሳምንቱን መጨረሻ የሚያሳልፈው ከነ ማንቸስተር ጋር ሆኗል፤ አንዳንዴ ምናለ ለነ ኃይሌ ገብረስላሤ፤ ለነጥሩነሽ ዲባባ የልባቸው ትርታ ያን ያህል ከፍ ቢል እላለሁ።

Manchester United lost the Premier League title on the last day of the season in heartbreaking fashion, when rival Manchester City scored a last-minute goal to defeat Queens Park Rangers and clinch its first title ever in May. Man City’s win prevented Manchester United from winning a second straight Premier League title–and record 20th overall–disappointing the team’s 659 million fans around the world.

The Red Devils still lay claim to another title, though: The world’s most valuable sports team. Forbes estimates Manchester United is now worth 2.23 , 19% more than No. 2 Real Madrid, which is worth 1.88 .

Soccer clubs hold the top two spots among the world’s most valuable franchises, but it is American football teams that dominate the rest of the top 50.

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Value in Billion $

Manchester United




Real Madrid




New York Yankees




Dallas Cowboys

American Football



Washington Redskins

American Football



Los Angeles Dodgers




New England Patriots

American Football



FC Barcelona

American Football



New York Giants











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