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  • They call us crazy': the Question Raised on Ethiopia’s Space Science Millions Dollar Investment

    With its clear skies and closeness to the equator, Ethiopia is an ideal location for space exploration. Yet for a developing 

     

    50 years, spending millions of dollars to look at the stars might, at first, seem frivolous. “They call us crazy because they think we’re [only] exploring outer space and gazing at the stars. But they can’t see the bigger picture,” says Abinet Ezra of the Ethiopian Space Science Society. Sitting in a roadside café near the Addis Ababa Institute of Technology, Ezra explains that the “bigger picture” means using space research to expand the economy, improve agriculture, fight climate change and create jobs.

    The Ethiopian Space Science Society, which has recruited 10,000 members since being launched in 2004 by three aspiring astronomers, has recently opened east Africa’s only space observatory on the 3,200-metre summit of Entoto, overlooking Addis Ababa. The multi-million dollar Entoto Observatory and Research Centre has become one of the prime places to view Orion’s Belt – which appears larger and more pronounced here than from other parts of the northern hemisphere.
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  • Nhatty Man: His Journey from a Civil Engineering to DJ and to a Music Star

     

     

    With a mesmerizing stage performance and a huge smile always intact, Nhatty lacks anything but energy. Nhatty’s life has gone in a million ways he never anticipated. After dropping out from a civil engineering degree in his second year, he 

     

    c industry sparked a new desire to become a songwriter, penning the hit song Alekafam for well known Ethiopian artist Zeritu Kebede, amongst others.

    Nhatty soon found his own voice singing with the legendary Ethiopian band Express, which propelled his career as a singer and found him fronting numerous bands and playing many of the clubs around Addis Abeba. Now garnering a solid fan base around the country and featuring with some of the biggest name artists within Africa, it wasn’t long before he became a household name, after his first single Amrogne hit the Ethiopian market.

    Nhatty’s debut album, Man, dropped on February 16 2011. The album combined a mix of R&B, reggae, rock and local Ethiopian rhythms and received a Leza Radio Show Listeners Choice Award for Best Album of the Year 2011-2012. Following the album’s success, Nhatty toured nationally and throughout Africa, America, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. Since the release of Man, Nhatty released another album and DVD in 2012, featuring popular Nigerian reggae artist Ras Kimono and remixes of his previous hit songs, along with new and original compositions.
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  • Ethiopian Named the Best Airliner in Nigeria

     

     

    s chosen as the Best Airline in Nigeria by the National Association of Nigerian Travel Agents (NANTA) on 17 March 2016. The ceremony took place at the Association’s 40th annual general meeting at Premier Hotel Ibadan. The 1500 members of the Association voted and Ethiopian got the majority vote to win the award. The Ethiopian Airlines Area Manager for Nigeria, Mr. Solomon Begashaw, was presented with the award by former NANTA President, Alhaji Aminu.

    In his acceptance speech Mr Begashaw spoke about the values of Ethiopian Airlines, in particular the pan-African ideals at the core of Ethiopian, passenger safety above all else, hard work, and skills development. He said the airline was working hard to continue improving its services. 
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  • An Opinion Poll Revealed Pope Francis is the Most Popular than any Political World Leader


     

    p International indicates that Roman Catholics and Jews have the most favourable opinion of the Pope. More than half of the world's protestants and even the majority of atheists and agnostics view him favourably. About 1,000 people were questioned in 64 countries.

    It gave him a net score - the difference between favourable and unfavourable opinions - of +41 ahead of US President Barack Obama on +30; German Chancellor Angela Merkel on +13; UK Prime Minister David Cameron on +10 and French President Francois Hollande on +6.
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  • Johan Cruyff, Total Football pioneer, dies at the age of 68

     

     

    d Johan Cruyff has died of cancer at the age of 68. The Dutchman, who on three occasions was voted the world player of the year, guided Holland to the World Cup final in 1974 and as a manager he spent eight years in charge of Barcelona.  “On March 24 2016 Johan Cruyff (68) died peacefully in Barcelona, surrounded by his family after a hard fought battle with cancer. It’s with great sadness that we ask you to respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief,” read a statement on the World of Johan Cruyff website.

    Just last month the former Ajax, Barcelona and Holland star, one of the main exponents, along with Rinus Michels, of the world famous Total Football – the Dutch style of play that involved players constantly interchanging roles – popularised in the 1970s but still playing a major influence on modern football, said he was “2-0 up” in his match with lung cancer. “With great sadness we have learned of the death of Johan Cruyff. Words are not enough,” wrote the Dutch football federation on Twitter. Ajax issued a short statement that read: “Johan Cruyff has died in Barcelona at the age of 68. The greatest Ajax player of all time had suffered with lung cancer since October last year. Ajax share in this great loss and wish the families much strength.”
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