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    Support the family of Andargachew Behonegn who sacrificed his life while saving 58 people.

    Here is go fund me page to support his his wife raise three children for the next 10 to 15 years. 

    This is a story of the death of a hero. He died saving the lives of 58 people in a bus. It is a rare story of sacrifice to save others.  The bus was carrying people from Addi Ababa to Bahirdar in Ethiopia when the driver noticed that the brake system has failed. He could not control the bus. The bus was on a ravine.  If they could not control the bus, it would plunge into the gorge and would have been instant death to all the passengers. Andargachew(Abat) was sitting infront seat and volunteered to help. He was able to ram the bus against an object. To cut  the story short the bus landed on its side killing Andargachew and all the 58 people were saved.

    Except now His wife and three children are left with no support. No life insurance, no home of their own.  We are hoping to raise funds for the children education and support and his wife's livelihood. Our goal is raise $100,000.

    Please donate and share the link. http://www.gofundme.com/ms5q6k

     

    The story about Ethiopian Hero Ato Andargachew Behonegn, who lost his life while saving 58 people. 
    Admas:- የ58 ሰዎችን ነፍስ ያተረፈው ብዙም ያልተነገረለት ሰው! Dying while saving 58 souls - A story of an Ethiopian Mechanic and driver.
    ከሰሞኑ በተደጋጋሚ የመኪና አደጋ ከአገር ቤት መስማት እየተለመደ መጥቷል። መኪና ተጋጨ ሁሉም ሞቱ የሚል ዜና በበዛበት በዚህ ወቅት፣ ከሶስት ሳምንት በፊት ራሱ ህይወቱን አጥቶ፣ ግን 58 ሰው ስላተረፈው ሰው ታሪክ ልናካፍላችሁ ወደድን።
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    ጃንዋሪ 28 /2015 ዓ.ም ስድሳ ሰው የጫነ አውቶቡስ ከአዲስ አበባ ወደ ባህር ዳር ይጓዝ ነበር፣ ከቀኑ 12 ሰአት አካባቢም ልክ ከአባይ በረሃ በፊት ያለውና ፍልቅልቂት የሚባለው ቦታ ሲደርሱ ፣ ባልታወቀ ሁኔታ ፍሬኑ አልሰራ ብሎ ሾፌሩ አውቶቡሱን መቆጣጠር ያቅተዋል። On January 28, a Bus with 60 people was traveling from Addis to Bahir Dar. Around 12 pm , when they arrived in an area called Filiklikit, before Abay Desert, the driver lost control of the Bus due to Brake problem.

    በዚህ ወቅት ከተሳፋሪዎች መካከል፣ ለመኪና ቅርብ የሆነና ጥሩ ልምድ ያለው መካኒክ አቶ አንዳርጋቸው ቢሆነኝ ነበረበት። አቶ አንዳርጋቸው ወደ ባህር ዳር የሚጓዘውም ፣ እዚያ ተበላሽቶ የቆመ መኪናን አስነስቶ እንዲያመጣለት ጓደኛው ለምኖት ሥራውን ትቶ ቅር እያለው እንደሄደም ባለቤቱ ተናግረዋል። One of the Passengers was Ato Andargatchew Bihonegn. Ato Andargatchew is a driver himself and has a good knowledge of Cars. Seeing the bus driver is unable to control the Bus, he jump into the drivers place and tried to Control, and eventually to stop it somewhere safe, by using the steering wheel, while the driver is still sitting with his belt on.

    እናም አቶ አንዳርጋቸው የሾፌሩን መጨነቅና አውቶቡሱን መቆጣጠር እንዳቃተው ሲረዳ፣ ዘልሎ በመጠጋት የሾፌሩን ቦታ ይወስዳል። ሾፌሩ እዚያው ቀበቶውን አስሮ እንደተቀመጠ፣ ፍሬኑ እምቢ ያለውን መኪና አቶ አንዳርጋቸው እንደቆመ መሪውን ብቻ በመያዝ ፣ በከፍተኛ ትግል ለማቆም መታገል ይጀምራል፣ እንደምንም ገደል አካባቢ ከመውደቅ አትርፎትም፣ ከአንድ ቋጥኝ ጋር ተላትሞ እንዲቆም ለማድረግ ሲሞክር ከግጭቱ ሃይል የተነሳ ሾፌሩ እንደተቀመጠ፣ አቶ አንዳርጋቸው ግን በመስኮቱ ተወርውሮ በመውደቅ ህይወቱ አልፏል። የሚገርመው ነገር ከሱ ሌላ አንዲት ሴት ብቻ ህይወቷ ሲያልፍ 58 ቱ ተሳፋሪዎች ግን መትረፍ ችለዋል። የተረፉት ሲናገሩ ፣ በሱ ጥረት ባይሆን ኖሮ ማንም አይተርፍም ነበር። Ato Andargatchew did his best to minimize the danger, he avoided real bad areas and tried to stop the Bus by driving it to the thick Bush. When the Bus slams the Bush and stops, the force throws Ato Andargachew through the window and he died instantly. Another female another passenger also died. But the rest of the passengers, including the Driver survived and they said they believe he gave his life for them. If it was not for Ato Andargatchew, all of them might be dead.

    አቶ አንዳርጋቸው ቢሆነኝ የሶስት ልጆች አባት ነበር። ጃንዋሪ 30 ቀን አዲስ አበባ ቤተል ጊዮርጊስ የቀብሩ ሥነ ስርዓት ተፈጽሟል። ብዙም ያልተወራለት የአቶ አንዳርጋቸውን ነፍስ ይማር። Ato Andargatchew is a father of 3 and his body laid to rest at Bethel Giorgis, Addis Abeba on Jan. 30. R.I.P

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    Source: Admas https://www.facebook.com/dinqmagazine?fref=nf

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    Receive Ethiopian News and Videos by email. Sign up for Email alerts ትኩስ እና ሰበር ዜና፣ በብዛት የታዩ ቪድዮዎችን፣ ድራማዎችን፣ሙዚቃዎችን፣ ጠቃሚ ምክሮችን እና አስገራሚ ታሪኮችን በኢሜል አድራሻዎ እንልካለን። ኢሜሎን ያስመዘግቡ።

     
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  • Ethiopian shop owners shot dead in South Africa

    By Sphelele Ngubane

    Durban - KwaZulu-Natal Safety and Community Liaison MEC Willies Mchunu has slammed the spate of attacks and killings of foreigners in the province after two Ethiopians were shot dead in their shop in Inchanga on Monday.

    “We are extremely disappointed and angered by these latest murders.

    “They come at a time when we were convinced that we were making progress in amicably resolving these attacks,” said Mchunu.

    Shop owners Getechaw Paulos, 32, and Deselegn Daniel, 30, were both shot in the head.

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    Distraught relatives of Getechaw Paulos and Deselegn Daniel in the shop in which they were killed. Photo: NQOBILE MBONAMBI

    A relative, Eshetu Zewde, said it had been three months since the two had started working, and he was shocked because they were liked.

    “They (the attackers) took cigarettes, airtime vouchers, a phone and their Nissan 1400 bakkie. My brother phoned me during the day and said there was someone swearing at him because he could not give him a job,” Zewde said. “I know the people from this area. They took advantage of my brother because he had just arrived.”

    On Tuesday, the community lamented what they called “our loss”. Khanyisile Ngubane said they got along with their “good neighbours”.

    “When you were short, they would give you what you need from the shop without asking for an explanation. When you needed something and it was not there, they would make sure you got it the next day.”

    Police spokesman Thulani Zwane said two murder cases and a case of robbery were being investigated.

    Additional reporting by Bawinile Ngcobo

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    ትኩስ እና ሰበር ዜና፣ በብዛት የታዩ ቪድዮዎችን፣ ድራማዎችን፣ሙዚቃዎችን፣ ጠቃሚ ምክሮችን እና አስገራሚ ታሪኮችን በኢሜል አድራሻዎ እንልካለን። ኢሜሎን ያስመዘግቡ።

     

     

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  • Ethiopian man’s body found in Canada could have been there for 5 years

    By Richard Dooley Global News

    FREDERICTON – A body discovered in the attic of a Fredericton apartment building by firefighters Sunday night may have been in the crawlspace for nearly five years.

    Friends of the dead man have identified him as Selamneh Techane, a former Ethiopian taxi driver who sometimes worked with families adopting Ethiopian orphans.

    frederictonfireHis friend Jennifer Zilliac said she was contacted at her home in California by the New Brunswick coroner’s office on Monday.

    The coroner’s office found her through a Facebook group that was formed in 2011 to locate Techane after he dropped out of sight.

    He was special because of his previous work in Ethiopia helping families adopt orphaned children. Zilliac said Techane made many friends in North America-and that he wanted to emigrate to Canada or the United States.

    “We knew that he was unhappy and we feared really, that he was no longer living,” Zilliac said.

    Zilliac said the coroner’s office told her that Techane may have died in June 2010.

    selamnFirefighters found the body while putting out flames in the attic after a fire in an apartment building on Aberdeen Street.

    The fire is considered suspicious, but police say it’s unrelated to the discovery of the body.

    Zilliac said she had no idea Techane was in Fredericton, or what he may have been doing there.

    Fredericton police say they don’t consider his death suspicious.
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    ትኩስ እና ሰበር ዜና፣ በብዛት የታዩ ቪድዮዎችን፣ ድራማዎችን፣ሙዚቃዎችን፣ ጠቃሚ ምክሮችን እና አስገራሚ ታሪኮችን በኢሜል አድራሻዎ እንልካለን። ኢሜሎን ያስመዘግቡ።

     
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  • Ethiopian Selamneh Techane found dead in Canada

    Body found in Fredericton fire IDed as Ethiopian man, friend says

    Selamneh Techane was found in attic of Aberdeen Street house on Sunday, says Jennifer Zilliac

    Zilliac says she received a call from the New Brunswick coroner's office on Monday after identification was discovered on the body. Officials are still using DNA and medical records to confirm the identity, she said. Fredericton Police Cpl. Sean Clark has said the body was unrelated to the fire and that foul play was not suspected in the person's death. Zilliac had put up a Facebook site dedicated to finding Techane after he seemed to disappear five years ago. She says he was instrumental in helping her adopt a daughter from Ethiopia in 2005.

    'He was loved by so many'

    "He was a taxi driver in [Ethiopia's capital city] Addis Ababa and he was connected with people who were adopting children from Ethiopia and connected to everybody," she told CBC News in a telephone interview from her home in Oakland. "I don't know if you've ever gone to a foreign country and not spoken the language and not known the culture and needed to rely on somebody to help you with that. Selamneh was that person for me and for a lot of people." Zilliac says Techane would translate for people and help them find family members in Ethiopia. She spent two months with him as he took her from home to home and to the embassy, helping pave the way for the adoption of her daughter.

    fredericton-policeFredericton firefighters discovered a body on Sunday evening in an attic of a house on Aberdeen Street that had caught on fire. (CBC)

    He also helped her get home in time for Christmas in 2005, "which was a huge deal," she said. "I wasn't sure when I was going to get back with my daughter. It just looked like it was going to go on for months. And then he helped [me] go through a process that involved persuading people to help me out and then we got home for Christmas Eve in 2005 with our daughter and that meant so much to me." Zilliac says Techane wanted to immigrate to the United States or Canada. She tried to help him, but he didn't get accepted into the United States. That's when they lost touch, but she heard he was somewhere in Canada. So she started a Facebook page dedicated to finding him "so friends of Selamneh could call me and if anybody knew where he was, they could communicate that way." Her first call came at 2:40 a.m. on Monday from New Brunswick, informing her that his body had been found. Officials asked for her help in locating next of kin, she said. Zilliac says one parent, Melissa Fay Greene, paid tribute to Selmaneh in the book: "There Is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Her Country's Children"  She says the news will be devastating to Greene and many other parents who benefited from his kindness.selamn "We have been looking for Selamneh for years. He was loved by so many."

    Body discovered after suspicious Fredericton house fire

    Fredericton firefighters made a grisly discovery on Sunday evening while inspecting a home on Aberdeen Street after a fire. Fredericton Police Cpl. Sean Clark said the firefighters found a body in the attic. Foul play is not suspected in the person's death as Clark said it looks like it was a suicide that happened some time ago. However, an autopsy has been ordered. There is no missing person case report that matches the case. Clark said the body was unrelated to the fire, which he described as suspicious in nature. The house fire displaced six or seven people. The Red Cross helped some of those residents, while others found other housing options on Sunday. The Fredericton police officer said the people inside the home had no idea there was a body in the attic. The older Aberdeen Street home had been converted to apartments and had at least seven units. One room was badly damaged in the fire, while other units had smoke damage. The police arrested a male suspect in connection with the fire. Receive Ethiopian News and Videos by email. Sign up for Email alerts ትኩስ እና ሰበር ዜና፣ በብዛት የታዩ ቪድዮዎችን፣ ድራማዎችን፣ሙዚቃዎችን፣ ጠቃሚ ምክሮችን እና አስገራሚ ታሪኮችን በኢሜል አድራሻዎ እንልካለን። ኢሜሎን ያስመዘግቡ።

     

     

     

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  • Ethiopian Leading Gang Of Maid Traffickers Arrested in Kuwait

    KUWAIT CITY, Feb 9: Officers from the General Department for Residency Affairs Investigations arrested a gang led by an Ethiopian woman for housemaid trafficking in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh area.

    According to a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, the arrested gang members included a driver and 12 housemaids. When the department received information from a reliable source about the gang swindling a number of residents of Kuwait after creating an impression that it is affiliated to a domestic labor bureau, a team was formed for investigations.

    After arresting the suspects, they discovered that the housemaids including the Ethiopian ringleader are either involved in immoral cases or are reported as absconding. They were referred to the concerned authorities for necessary legal measures.

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    ትኩስ እና ሰበር ዜና፣ በብዛት የታዩ ቪድዮዎችን፣ ድራማዎችን፣ሙዚቃዎችን፣ ጠቃሚ ምክሮችን እና አስገራሚ ታሪኮችን በኢሜል አድራሻዎ እንልካለን። ኢሜሎን ያስመዘግቡ።

     

     

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  • Ethiopia launches mobile money schemes to extend banking reach

    By Edmund Blair

    ADDIS ABABA, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Ethiopian banks and microfinance firms are launching mobile money services, helping reach swathes of the population that now have little access to branches or services, the mobile technology providers and banks said.

    The launch of the services, which allow customers to make payments or receive money via a mobile that is linked to a bank account, mirrors technology used in other African nations that has drawn millions of people into the financial system.

    Netherlands-based BelCash is offering a technology called helloCash, while MOSS ICT, mainly owned by an Ireland-based firm, is rolling out M-Birr in the nation of 96 million people.

    In both cases, Ethiopian banks and institutions will offer the service to customers and hold the cash deposited, in line with government policy that bars foreign firms or banks from investing in the financial sector or the telecoms industry.

    "One of the things that the government wants to do is ensure there is financial inclusion," said MOSS ICT deputy general manager Kidist Negeye, adding M-Birr would help reach rural areas. "Another aspect is the mobilization of domestic savings. The government wants to increase the number of deposits."

    The central bank approved the roll out for M-Birr, which will be offered by five micro finance firms, in December. It already has 5,000 to 6,000 users and expects to add 13,000 in February. Kidist said the potential was "in the millions."

    BelCash's helloCash service could have 2-3 million users this year and 10 million by 2017 or 2018, the firm's chief executive Vince Diop said, adding that BelCash would receive a fee for each transaction made.

    Two of Ethiopia's 16 private banks, Lion International Bank and Cooperative Bank of Oromia, as well as a microfinance firm, have signed up for helloCash. Two more banks have yet to submit applications to the central bank, he said.

    The pilot project was under way and commercial services should start in about two months, Diop said.

    Bankers say Ethiopia has no more than 1,500 ATM cash machines, while there was just over 2,200 bank branches as of June, or one for every 40,000 people, the central bank says. Only one in 10 people have a bank account.

    In addition to branches, which are expensive to set up, banks plan to authorise thousands of agents, such as shops or merchants, in line with new regulations. Such agents will be able to take deposits and hand out cash via the mobile system.

    Ethiopia's initiative mirrors the model pioneered in Kenya, where there are now 27 million users in the nation of 45 million. Safaricom, a unit of Britain's Vodafone , was first with such a service, launched in 2007. (Additional reporting by Aaron Maasho; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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     Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, 90, falls down steps after speaking to supporters

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  • Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, 90, falls down steps after speaking to supporters

    Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, 90, fell down steps from a podium after speaking to supporters upon his return from Ethiopia, say witnesses.

    Mugabe appeared to miss a step and toppled when he left the raised lectern at the airport Wednesday afternoon, according to several witnesses, who insisted on anonymity because of security concerns.

    His aides quickly helped him up and escorted him to his limousine which sped away, they said.

    "He addressed supporters who welcomed him ... He missed a step as he walked down from the podium and immediately fell down," said a witness.

    Some press photographers who captured the fall said they were forced to delete their pictures by security personnel.

    Mugabe's spokesman was not immediately available for comment.

    Mugabe was elected chairman of the 54-nation African Union at a summit of African leaders on Jan. 30 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The role of rotating AU chairman is largely ceremonial.

    He celebrates his 91st birthday on February 21. Mugabe takes annual vacations every January to Asia, including Singapore where he has visited specialists for checkups on his eyes, according to Zimbabwean officials. The Zimbabwean leader has repeatedly insisted that he is "fit as two fiddles."

    Zimbabwe, a once-prosperous nation of 13 million people in southern Africa, has struggled since Mugabe's government began seizing white-owned farms in 2000. Mugabe is accused of using widespread violence to win several disputed elections, according to human rights groups. The country suffered hyperinflation until it abandoned its currency for the U.S. dollar in 2009.

    The EU imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe in 2002 over abuses linked to national elections, banning travel in Europe and freezing the assets of dozens of officials and business representatives. The measures have been gradually lifted in recent years to encourage reform but Mugabe and his wife Grace remain on the EU blacklist.

    Now that Mugabe is the head of the African Union, the European Union has decided to ease its travel ban on him while he is chairman for the next year.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Ethiopian Berhane Gebretsadik died after his car slid on black ice and collided into a tree in North Carolina

    'Hidden killer' catches NCDOT off guard

    GASTON COUNTY, N.C. -- A hidden killer claimed a life on I-85 earlier this week and now the North Carolina Department of Transportation will investigate.

    Black ice is believed to be the reason a Gastonia man veered off the interstate and crashed into a tree Sunday, January 25.

    gebrtsadikThis black ice took the DOT off guard because it came about in an unconventional way. It seeped up through the pavement after steady rain. Sand still sits along the edge of I-85 south near mile marker 24 where multiple reports of a large stretch of black ice came into Gaston County 911 communications Sunday. Later, as 33-year-old Berhane Gebretsadik drove home from work in his Lincoln Towncar, he slid on the black ice and collided into a tree. The husband and soon to be father worked for SilverFox Limos as a driver. The company's owner James Weymann says it's been difficult to understand how this could happen.

    33-year-old Berhane Gebretsadik (Photo: Family)

    "For something as simple as this, we've driven in all kinds of weather conditions, snow and ice storms and a foot of snow. We've gotten people to where they needed to go because they didn't want to drive. And here it is something as simple as going home at the end of a night after working a long day and hitting a random patch of ice that wasn't really caused by a big snow storm," said Weymann.

    Weyman says Gebretsadik's wife is six months pregnant and plans to go to Ethiopia to take her husband's body to his family.

    The DOT says it will investigate the stretch of interstate in question and look into potential drainage issues. A crash report detailing the area's accident history will also be made. The DOT says they will work with the North Carolina Highway Patrol on this investigation and it could take several weeks.
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