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Journey down the Nile River 

These posts are completely out of order but the journey has almost come to an end and now I can sit down and catch up on it all. 483 more words


የግብፅ እና የኢትዮጵያ የጸጥታ ኃይሎች ተወዛገቡ

የኢትዮጵያ እና የግብፅ የንግድ የንግድ ማህበረሰብ ልዑካን አባላት ስብሰባ ትላንት በሸራተን አዲስ ሆቴል ሲካሄድ  የሁለቱም ሃገራት የጸጥታ ሠራተኞች ጋዜጠኞችን በማስገባት ባለመስማማታቸው ተወዛገቡ፡፡ 
     በግምት ከቀኑ 7፡00 ሰዓት ገደማ የኢትዮጵያ ጠ/ሚኒስትር አቶ ኃይለማርያም ደሳለኝ እና የግብጹ ፕሬዚደንት አብዱልፈታህ አልሲሲ በተገኙበት የሁለቱ ሀገራት የንግድ ማህበረሰብ አባላት ባሰተፈው ስብሰባ ላይ ለመዘገብ የሄዱ የኢትዮጽያ ጋዜጠኞች በግብጽ የጸጥታ ኃይሎች ገብተው እንዳይዘግቡ የተከለከሉ ሲሆን የኢትዮጽያ የጸጥታ ኃይሎች በተቃራኒው ጋዜጠኞቹ ገብተው እንዲዘግቡ በመወሰናቸው ለጥቂት ደቂቃዎች አለመግባባትና ግርግር ተፈጥሯል፡፡  


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International Relations

Exit Through the Gift Shop

I took a parlor car tour of parts of the American West, starting in Rapid City and ending in Salt Lake City. It was good; I enjoyed the sights; but my strongest memory was actually the on-board tour guide warning us that when we stopped for lunch we inevitably were forced to congregate in the gift shop before we left. 440 more words


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