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    Chinese company steps up investment to create more than 100,000 jobs in Ethiopia [Read blog below]

    Chinese footwear maker Huajian Group plans to make Ethiopia the hub for the global footwear industry and create more than 100,000 jobs locally in the next 10 years.

    The company, which first moved to Ethiopia to offset rising labor and raw material costs in China, says it has teamed up with the China-Africa Development Fund and the Ethiopian Ministry of Industry to establish a light-manufacturing base in Ethiopia.

    To be called the Ethiopia-China Light Manufacturing Special Economic Zone, the development got the green light from the Ethiopian government in October, says Wei Yongquan, general manager of Huajian Group.

    Covering an area of 318 hectares near the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, the proposed zone will have facilities for shoemaking, other light manufacturing, commercial facilities and residential communities. It will house more than 50,000 families, and generate revenue of $4 billion from exports.

    According to Wei, Huajian has invested more than $6 million on shoemaking facilities since 2011 at the Oriental Industrial Zone in the Oromia region of Ethiopia.

    A four-line shoemaking plant and a shoe materials plant in the park have helped the Chinese company make 837,4000 pairs of shoes in Ethiopia in the first 10 months of this year and generate revenue of $13.06 million.

    Wei says that one of the biggest advantages of making shoes in Africa is the huge cost savings.


    "The average monthly wage for a worker in Ethiopia is about 400 yuan ($66; 48 euros), while the same is around 3,000 yuan in Dongguan, Guangdong province, where the group is based, and around 2,500 yuan, in Ganzhou, an inland city in Jiangxi province.

    "Since there are very few factories in Ethiopia, we do not have any problems in finding labor."

    Huajian's plants in Ethiopia employ 3,200 people.

    The availability of local leather also provides cost savings of more than 30 percent compared with the Chinese mainland, Wei says.

    Animal husbandry output accounts for about 20 percent of the gross domestic product of Ethiopia, while its livestock population is ranked among the best in Africa and the 10th in the world, according to an investment guide published by the country's Ministry of Commerce.

    Huajian produces 18 million pairs of shoes a year, mostly on OEM (original equipment manufacturer) basis for brands like Nine West, Easy Spirit, Enzo, Sears, Coach, Guess, Marco Polo and Zara. More than 80 percent of its shoes are made of genuine leather and 95 percent are for export.

    While labor and raw material costs have been the prime factors, Huajian has also gained from the considerable tax incentives provided by the Ethiopian government. According to the Ministry of Commerce, exports from Ethiopia enjoy duty-free access to the European Union and the United States. "Our Ethiopian unit makes OEM footwear for export to the US and European markets."

    The company's African plans have received ample support from both governments, Wei says.

    "It took us just three months, including field studies, to start production. More than 90 Ethiopian employees were sent to the company's plant in Ganzhou, for technical training and familiarization in corporate culture. The company has also deployed some key managerial personnel in Ethiopia to provide ground support," he says.

    Huajian's African plan is in line with the growing trend of Chinese companies shifting manufacturing overseas, said former vice-president of the World Bank Justin Yifu Lin at a footwear seminar held in Dongguan in November.

    "The relocation not only reinvigorates the industry but also lifts the parent companies in the Chinese mainland to both ends of the smiling curve, with one end being sales and the other being design, brand and quality management," Lin said.

    According to Lin, since the relocation process involves the retention of some manufacturing processes on the mainland, it will help Chinese companies move up the value chain and focus on high technology.

    "Africa has about 1 billion people and a very young labor force. It's just like China in the 1980s. There is substantial room (in Africa) to accommodate China's labor-intensive manufacturing," Lin said at the 17th China International Fair for Investment and Trade held in Xiamen, Fujian province, in September.

    In contrast, the population of Southeast Asian countries is relatively small, and wages will go up soon, Lin says. Although there have been suggestions that Chinese factories in the costal regions move to the interior rather than overseas, Lin says it is not feasible as the country's central and western regions are also becoming expensive.

    Huajian, founded in 1996 by Zhang Huarong, the current chairman, started operations as a footwear factory in Jiangxi province. The group has 40 shoemaking lines and employs more than 20,000 people, including 1,000 in research and development.

    Its footwear business encompasses facilities in Dongguan and Ganzhou, and covers a wide range of sectors from leather making, materials, shoemaking, equipment assembling and logistics.

    The transformation of the group started in 2002, when it invested in new facilities in Ganzhou, Wei says. In 2011, it started to develop a 160,000-square-meter area in Dongguan to turn it into a public service platform for the footwear industry, facilitating research and development, trading, procurement, logistics and brand building.

    With total investment of 2 billion yuan, the project, called World Footwear Headquarters Base, will be able to house 5,000 businesses and generate total turnover of 60 billion yuan a year. It is listed as one of the key projects in the industrial upgrading in Guangdong province. The group also started a vocational school in Ganzhou in 2010 to train people for the footwear industry. It launched its own footwear brand called Craveeor in 2007 and on average invests around 3 percent of its turnover on R&D.

    To cope with the rising costs, the group has been reforming human resources management, improving training and cost management along the complete production chain, Wei says.

    liwenfang@chinadaily.com.cn

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  • የብራዚል ዓለም ዋንጫና አስገራሚ ወሲብ ተኮር ሕጎች World Cup: Crazy Rules Some Teams Have About Pre-Game $ex

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    *የብራዚል ዓለም ዋንጫና አስገራሚው የወሲብ ተኮር ሕጎች
    *የ አንድአንድ ሰልጣኞች ጥብቅ ማስጠንቀቂያ
    ከጨዋታ በፊት ተጫዋቾቻው ወሲብ እንዳይፈፅሙ ትእዛዝ ያሳለፉ አሰልጣኞች ቡድን ከለም ዋንጫ በጊዜ ተሰናብተዋል
    *የሳይንስ ባለሙያዎች ከጨዋታ በፊት ወሲብ መፈጸም ከፍተኛ ጥቅም እንዳለው በመግለጽ ማስረጃዎችን ያቀርባሉ

    በፍስሃ ጌትነት

    17 ቁም ነገር ቅጽ 13 ቁጥር 181 ሰኔ - ሐምሌ 2006

    ብራዚል ያሰናዳችው የዘንድሮው ዓለም ዋንጫ በበርካታ ግቦች ታጅቦ በፈጣን እንቅስቃሴ ተሞልቶ ተመልካቾችን እያዝናና ሁለት ሳምንት አሳልፏል፡፡ እስከ ሐምሌ 6 ቀን ድረስ የሚቀጥለው ይህ ተወዳጅ ውድድር በሚያስገርሙ ክስተቶችና ባልተለመዱ የጨዋታ ውጤቶች የዓለም እግር ኳስ አፍቃሪን አጃኢብ እያሰኘ ነው፡፡ ከእግር ኳስ ሜዳ ውጭ ያሉት የብሔራዊ ቡድኖቹ አጠቃላይ እንቅስቃሴም በመገናኛ ብዙሀን ትኩረት ተሰጥቷቸው እየተዘገቡ ይገኛሉ፡፡
    አንዳንድ ብሔራዊ ቡድኖች በሆቴላቸው መኝታ ክፍል ውስጥ እንዲኖርላቸው የሚፈልጉትን ነገር አስቀድመው አዝዘው ነበር፡፡ በዚህ መሠረት የፓርቹጋል ብሔራዊ ቡድን ተጫዋቾች በየክፍላቸው ውስጥ ኮምፒውተር እንዲኖር ትዕዛዝ ያስተላለፉ ሲሆን የኮስታሪካ ተጫዋቾች ደግሞ ፍላጎታችን በየክፍሉ የሀገራችን ሙዝ ሁሌም እንዲኖር ነው ብለው በሚፈልጉት መተንና አይነት ቀርቦላቸዋል፡፡ ከአፍሪካዊቷ ሀገር አልጀሪያ የመጡት ተጫዋቾች ደግሞ በሁሉም መኝታ ክፍል ውስጥ የቅዱስ ቁርዓን ቅጅዎች እንዲቀመጡላቸው አድርገዋል፡፡
    ሠሞኑን ወርሃዊው የታይም መጽሔት ዕትም ባስነበበው መረጃ መሠረት ደግሞ አንዳንድ ብሔራዊ ቡድኖች በተጫዋቾች ላይ ተግባራዊ የሚሆን ወሲብ ተኮር ህግ አውጥተው ነበር ወደ ብራዚል ያቀኑት፡፡
    ሳይንሱ ከጨዋታ በፊት ወሲብ መፈፀም በተጫዋቾች አቋም ላይ ተጽዕኖ ስለመፍጠሩ ባያረጋግጥም አሰልጣኞች ግን ለጉዳዩ ትኩረት ሰጥተው ህግ አውጥተዋል፡፡
    ‹‹ከብራዚል እስክንወጣ ድረስ ወሲብ መፈፀም ፈጽሞ የተከለከለ ነው፡፡ ተጫዋቾቹም ሌላ አማራጭ መፈለግ አለባቸው፡፡ ከፈለጉ ግለ ወሲብ መፈፀም /ራሳቸውን በራሳቸው ማርካት/ ይችላሉ፡፡ ሌሎች አሰልጣኞች የፈለጉትን ቢወስኑ እኔ አይመለከተኝም፡፡ የእኔ ውሳኔ ግን ይሄ ነው፡፡ ወደ ብራዚል የመጣነው እግር ኳስ ልንጫወት እንጂ ለሽርሽር አይደለም›› በማለት ለጋዜጠኞች በድፍረት የወሲብ ማዕቀብ በተጫዋቾቻቸው ላይ መጣላቸውን የተናገሩት የቦሲኒያው አሰልጣኝ ሳፌት ሱሲች ናቸው፡፡ እንደ ሱሲች እምነት ተጫዋቾች ወሲብ ከፈጸሙ በኋላ ወደ ሜዳ ሲገቡ አቋማቸው በከፍተኛ ሁኔታ ይወርዳል፡፡
    ከቦስኒያ በተጨማሪ በወሲብ ላይ ክልከላን ያስተላለፉ ሌሎች ብሔራዊ ቡድኖችም አሉ፡፡ ሁለቱ የደቡብ አሜሪካ ሀገራት ቺሊና ሜክሲኮ እንዲሁም አውሮፖዊቷ ሩሲያ በተጫዋቾቻቸው ላይ የወሲብ ማዕቀብ ያደረጉ ብሔራዊ ቡድኖች ናቸው፡፡ ውድድሩ እስከሚጠናቀቅ ወይም ደግሞ ከውድድሩ ተሸንፈው እስኪሰናበቱ ድረስ የነዚህ ሀገራት ተጫዋቾች ሴቶች በደረሱበት አካባቢ ዝር ማለት እንደሌለባቸው በአሰልጣኞቻቸው ተነግሯቸዋል፡፡
    በአንጻሩ አብዛኞቹ የአውሮፖ ሀገራት ለተጫዋቾቻቸው ሙሉ ነጻነት ሰጥተዋል፡፡ ምንም አይነት የወሲብ ክልከላ የለባቸውም፡፡ ከእነዚህ ሀገራት መካከል ጀርመን፣ ስፔን፣ ጣልያን፣ ኔዘርላንድ፣ ስዊዘርላንድና እንግሊዝ ይገኙበታል፡፡ አሜሪካና አውስትራሊያም የወሲብ ማዕቀባቸውን ከተጫዋቾቹ ላይ ያነሱ ‹‹የወሲብ ነፃነትን›› የሰጡ ሀገራት ናቸው፡፡
    ከወሲብ ነክ ክልከላዎች ጋር በተያያዘ ቅድመ ሁኔታዎችን አስቀምጠዋል የተባሉ ሀገራትም አሉ፡፡ ታይም መጽሔት ባሰፈረው ጽሁፍ ላይ እንደተነበበው ፈረንሳይ ለተጫዋቾቿ ወሲብ ማድረግን ብትፈቅድም የጊዜ ገደብ ግን አስቀምጣለች፡፡ ሁሌም ምሽት በመጣ ቁጥር ቀበቷቸውን መፍታት እንደሌለባቸው አስጠንቅቃለች፡፡ ‹‹ወሲብ የምታደርጉ ከሆነ እያረፋችሁ መሆን አለበት›› ብለው አሰልጣኝ ዲደዬ ዴሾ ለተጫዋቾቻቸው መልዕክት አስተላልፈዋል፡፡
    የብራዚሉ አሰልጣኝ ሊዊስ ፊሊፕ ስኮላሬ ያሳለፉት የወሲብ ማዕቀብ ደግሞ ብዙዎችን ያስገረመ ነበር፡፡ አንጋፋው አሰልጣኝ እንዳሉት የብራዚል ተጫዋቾች ወሲብ ማድረግ ባይከለከሉም ጥንቃቄ ግን ያስፈልጋቸዋል፡፡ ብዙ ጉልበት የሚያስወጣ የወሲብ አይነት (Acrobatic sex) ለብራዚላውያን የተከለከለ ነው፡፡
    በየክፍላቸው የሀገራቸው ሙዝ እንዲኖር ትዕዛዝ ያሳለፉት ኮስታሪካዎች ሁለተኛውን ዙር እስኪቀላቀሉ ድረስ ከወሲብ እንዲታቀቡ በአሰልጣኛቸው ታዘዋል፡፡
    የናይጄሪያው አሰልጣኝ ስቴፈን ኬሺ ለተጫዋቾቻቸው ያስተላለፉት መልዕክት ደግሞ እንዲህ ይላል፡- ‹‹ወሲብን አልከለክላችሁም፤ ግን ከትዳር አጋሮቻችሁ ጋር ብቻ ይሁን፤ ከፍቅረኛ ጋር ወሲብ ማድረግ ግን ፈጽሞ የተከለከ ነው››
    ከጨዋታ በፊት ወሲብ መፈጸም ተጫዋቾችን ከማድከም በተጨማሪ በስነልቦናችው ላይ ተጽዕኖ ሊያሳድር ይችላል ተብሎ ይታመናል፡፡ ይሁንና አንዳንድ ጥናቶች እንደሚያመለክቱት ከሆነ ይህ መላምት በሳይንስ የሚደገፍ አይደለም፡፡
    ብዙ አሰልጣኞችና ስፖርተኞች እንደሚያስቡት ከወሲብ መታቀብ የአሸናፊነት መንፈስን ይዞ ለመቆየት ይረዳል፡፡ ጥንታዊ ግሪኮች ወንድ ልጅ ጥንካሬውን የሚያገኘው ከወንድ የዘር ፈሳሽ (Sperm) ነው ብለው ያምናሉ፡፡ አሁንም ድረስ በዚህ አሰተሳሰብ ውስጥ የሚገኙ ሰዎች አሉ፡፡
    የከባድ ሚዛን ሻምፒዮና የነበረው ጥቁር አሜሪካዊው መሀመድ አሊ ውድድር ከማድረጉ 6 ሳምንታት አስቀድሞ ራሱን ከወሲብ ይነጥላል፡፡ በሱ እምነት ወሲብ መፈጸም በሰውነት ላይ ከሚፈጥረው ድካም በተጨማሪ የማሸነፍ ስሜትንም ይነጥቃል፡፡ Testesterone የተባለው ሆርሞን ይቀንሳል ብሎ ያምናል፡፡ ሳይንሱ ግን የሚለው በተቃራኒው ነው፡፡ ከወሲብ በኋላ የቴስቴስትሮን መጠን በከፍተኛ ሁኔታ ይጨምራል፡፡
    የጣሊያኑ ለአኪላ ዩኒቨርሲቲ ፕሮፌሰር የሆኑት ኢማኑዌል ጃኒኒ እንደሚሉት ከሆነ አንድ ሰው ያለ ወሲባዊ ግንኙነት ለ3 ወራት ያህል ከቆየ ያለው የቴስቴስትሮን ሆርሞን መጠን እንደ ህጻን ልጅ ይሆናል፡፡ መጠኑ በእጅጉ ይቀንሳል፡፡

    ወሲብ መፈጸም በተጨዋቾች ላይ ድካም እንደሚፈጥር ቢታመንም ሳይንሱ ግን ይሄንን አይቀበልም፡፡ በአንድ ምሽት የአልጋ ላይ ቆይታ አንድ ሰው የሚያጣው የካሎሪ መጠን ከ25 እስከ 50 ብቻ ነው፡፡ የሁለት ፎቅ ደረጃዎችን በመውጣት ከሚጠፋው ካሎሪ ጋር ተመሳሳይ ነው፡፡

    አንዳንድ ባለሙያዎች ከጨዋታ በፊት ወሲብ መፈጸም ከፍተኛ ጥቅም እንዳለው በመግለጽ ማስረጃዎችን ያቀርባሉ፡፡ ሆዋን ካርሎስ መዲና የሜክሲኮ ስፖርት ዲፓርትመንት የገንዘብና ቴክኖሎጂ ዋና አስተባባሪ ናቸው፡፡ ባንድ ወቅት ከሲ ኤን ኤን ቴሌቪዥን ጣቢያ ጋር ባደረጉት ቃለ ምልልስ የኔዘርላንድ ብሔራዊ ቡድንን ዋቢ አድርገው ወሲብ መፈጸም ያለውን ጥቅም አብራርተዋል፡፡ ‹‹እ.ኤ.አ በ1978 አርጀንቲና ላይ በተደረገው ዓለም ዋንጫ የተሳተፈውን የኔዘርላንድ ብሔራዊ ቡድን ምሳሌ ማድረግ ይቻላል፤ ብዙዎቹ ተጫዋቾች ወደ ውድድሩ የተጓዙት ሚስቶቻቸውንና የፍቅር ጓደኞቻቸውን ይዘው ነው፡፡ በውድድሩም ሁለተኛ ሆነው ነበር ያጠናቀቁት ለውጤታቸው ዋናው መሠረት ወሲብ ማድረጋቸው ነው ብዬ መደምደም ባልችልም እሱም አንዱ አካል እንደሆነ ግን አምናለሁ፤ ዝነናው ተጫዋች ፔሌ ሳይቀር ከውድድር በፊት ከሚስቱ ጋር ወሲብ እንደሚፈጽም መናገሩ ወሲብ ተጫዋቾችን ዘና ለማድረግ እንደሚጠቅም የሚያስረዳን እውነት ነው››

    ባለሙያው ይሄንን ይበሉ እንጅ አንዳንድ ብሔራዊ ቡድኖች ግን ተጫዋቾቻቸው ሴቶች በደረሱባቸው አካባቢ ዝር እንዳይሉ ከልክለዋል፡ ፡ የስፖርት ህክምና ባለሙያው ኢያን ሸረር እንደሚለው የዚህ ምክንያቱ ተጫዋቾቹ ረፍት የለሽ ምሽት ቢያሳልፉ ሜዳ ላይ ደካማ ሆነው ይቀርባሉ የሚል ነው፡፡

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

     
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  • Woman charged with killing Ethiopian husband over his sex demands

    Richfield woman charged with killing husband over his sex demands
    A Richfield woman fatally stabbed her husband in the heart for "wanting to bring another woman into their bedroom," according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday.
    Amreya Rahmeto Shefa, 40, was charged in Hennepin County District Court with second-degree murder in the Sunday slaying of her husband, Habibi Tesema, 48.
    About 5 a.m., police were called to the couple's home at 7338 12th Ave S., where they lived with their 2-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter, on a report of an assault with a knife.
    Shefa ran from the home with blood on her hands and arms, "yelling hysterically ... about her husband and her kids," according to the complaint.
    Officers coaxed the two children from the home and then found Tesema -- naked and covered in blood -- in a bathtub. He had multiple cuts on his body, and there were two knives in the tub with him, the compliant said. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.
    Shefa was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center for a cut on her hand. She told hospital staff that her husband stabbed her "because he had been drinking and taking khat," the complaint stated. Khat, made from a shrub cultivated in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, has a stimulant effect when chewed.
    However, Shefa later told police she stabbed her husband in the chest and back about 30 times because "he wanted to bring another woman into their bedroom and wished to use a sexual device on her during intercourse," the complaint added.
    The Hennepin County medical examiner determined that Tesema died of a cut to the heart.
    Shefa was being held without bail in the Hennepin County Jail late Tuesday.
    According to the Associated Press, a neighbor said the family is from Ethiopia and moved to Richfield a few years ago.
    Tad Vezner can be reached at 651-228-5461 or on Twitter @SPnoir

    Police and Neighbors speak about the Ethiopian man killed in his house in Minnesota

    Police and Neighbors speak about the Ethiopian man killed in his house in Minnesota

    Police and Neighbors speak about the Ethiopian man killed in his house in 

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  • Ethiopian Betty's "Sex Act" On Big Brother Africa

    Sierra Leon's Bolt and Ethiopia's Betty became the second couple to engage in a "sex act" in the history of Big Brother Africa, since BBA Housemates Keagan and Talia's romping during The Stargame. [Video of the "sex act" link found below]

    Hailing from Ethiopia, one of the oldest Christian communities in the world and where the majority of the population are Orthodox Christians; Betty, 26, a translator and teacher from Addis Ababa has definitely ruffled some conservative feathers.

    Social media and bloggers were set afire, including prominent radio presenters in Betty's home country, Ethiopia.

    Facebook pages like "Betty Didn't Represent Ethiopia on Big Brother Africa" have sprouted, condemning Betty's very-open "hook up" on live television.

    Fans from the Ethiopian disaspora have also shown mixed support with some feeling ashamed and worried about their reputations as "loose" people. Some comments even go as far as comparing Betty to a prostitute.

    Many Ethiopians online have voiced their varying levels of disapproval, citing that Betty was representing Ethiopia on Big Brother Africa, and should have been more considerate to her culture.

    Betty supporters continue to defend her sex act.

    In Betty's latest Diary (June 11/Day 16), she revealed that if Bolt were ever to be evicted, she would have to go on: "People nominated should be proud because they obviously are a threat. Bolt being nominated; I would be sad if he is evicted but its a game so I'll still have to go on... Loyalty is very important so I'm trying my best to be loyal. Apart from Bolt, I'm loyal to everyone and the game."


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