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Mar 17, 2019 at 04:23 PM

Empowering rural women with communication technology

Informer : Wegen Fantu

In Rome on Thursday, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) are leading the talks, which explores how women’s empowerment and greater equality are inseparable from achieving sustainable development.

"At IFAD we have seen how information communications technologies can be powerful catalysts for political and social empowerment of women, and the promotion of gender equality if rightly designed, accessible and usable," said Gilbert F. Houngbo, IFAD President in his opening remarks at the IFAD-hosted event – highlighting how women’s empowerment and greater equality are inseparable from achieving sustainable development.

“At IFAD, we have seen how information communications technologies can be powerful catalysts for political and social empowerment of women, and the promotion of gender equality if rightly designed, accessible and usable,” said Gilbert F. Houngbo, IFAD President, in his opening remarks at the event, which the agency hosted.

Only 41 per cent of women in low- and middle-income countries own mobile phones, compared to 46 per cent for men. Nearly two-thirds of women living in the South Asia and East Asia and Pacific sub-regions do not own a mobile phone.

Rural women often lack access to health care, education, decent work and social protection.
“The global rise of information has deeply affected rural women in poor countries, who often find themselves on the wrong side of the digital divide: because they live in developing countries, in rural areas, and because they are women, leaving them more likely poor and vulnerable to economic and climatic shocks,” explained FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.

“If the interests and needs of rural women and girls are addressed, there is significant potential for information and communication technology to foster gender equality and the improvement of rural livelihoods,” he added.

ICTs can go a long way to boosting economic opportunities for rural women. For example, mobile and smartphones, provide access to real-time prices, offering informed choices about where and when to buy and sell.

Studies indicate that when women earn money, they are more likely than men to spend it on their families’ food and children’s education.

“Digital technology can transform lives if we get it into the hands of the people who need it, and that\'s why we’re working hard every day to help increase access for rural women,” underscored WFP Executive Director David Beasley.

“And every time one of those women farmers uses a WFP app to sell her crops, the prosperity of her family and her community improves and we\'re another step closer to gender equity," he elaborated.
International Women’s Day is a time to call for change and celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. 

Info source: united nation

Mar 16, 2019 at 12:27 PM

What is 5G Technology?

Informer : YouNet Technologies

5G networks are the next generation of mobile internet connectivity, offering faster speeds and more reliable connections on smartphones and other devices than ever before.
Combining cutting-edge network technology and the very latest research, 5G should offer connections that are multitudes faster than current connections, with average download speeds of around 1GBps expected to soon be the norm.

The networks will help power a huge rise in Internet of Things technology, providing the infrastructure needed to carry huge amounts of data, allowing for a smarter and more connected world.
With development well underway, 5G networks are expected to launch across the world by 2020, working alongside existing 3G and 4G technology to provide speedier connections that stay online no matter where you are.
So with only a matter of months to go until 5G networks are set to go live, here\'s our run-down of all the latest news and updates.

What will 5G networks mean for me?

Faster download and upload speeds
Smoother streaming of online content
Higher-quality voice and video calls
More reliable mobile connections
Greater number of connected IoT devices
An expansion of advanced technologies - including self-driving cars and smart cities

How fast will 5G be?

It’s still not exactly known how much faster 5G will be than 4G, as much of the technology is still under development.
That being said, the networks should provide a significant upgrade to current download and upload speeds - with the GSMA proposing minimum download speeds of around 1GBps.
Most estimates expect the average speed of 5G networks to reach 10Gb/s, and some even think transfer rates could reach a whopping 800Gb/s.
This would mean that users could download a full-length HD quality film in a matter of seconds, and that downloading and installing software upgrades would be completed much faster than today.

Will I be able to get 5G networks on my phone?

Existing smartphones, tablet or other devices that were released when 4G networks were the standard may not be able to connect to 5G to begin with, or may incur extra costs to do so.
However following the 2020 deadline for the initial rollout, we should soon see devices coming with 5G connection as default.
Don\'t worry though - although 5G should represent a major step up from current 4G and 3G networks, the new technology won’t immediately replace its predecessor - at least, not to begin with.
Instead, 5G should link in with existing networks to ensure users never lose connection, with the older networks acting as back-up in areas not covered by the new 5G coverage.
So-called “4.5G” networks (also known as LTE-A) are set to fill the gap for the time being, offering connections that are faster than current 4G networks, although only certain countries such as South Korea can benefit from them right now.
Once launched however, implementing 5G may be a slower process. Much like the gradual takeover of 4G networks from the previous generation, existing network infrastructure may need to be upgraded or even replaced in order to deal with the new technology, and homes and businesses may also need to get new services installed.
It’s not yet known how 5G networks will take over from existing networks, but again, much like the rollout of 4G, you may not be able to immediately connect to the new networks without upgrading your technology.

What will a 5G network need?

The GSMA has outlined eight criteria for 5G networks, with a connection needing meet a majority of these in order to qualify as 5G:

1-10Gbps connections to end points in the field (i.e. not theoretical maximum)
1 millisecond end-to-end round trip delay (latency)
1000x bandwidth per unit area
10-100x number of connected devices
(Perception of) 99.999 per cent availability
(Perception of) 100 per cent coverage
90 per cent reduction in network energy usage
Up to 10 year battery life for low power, machine-type devices  

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Info source: by Mike Moore,

Mar 14, 2019 at 05:57 PM

World Kidney Day

Informer : YouNet Technologies

World Kidney Day is annually observed on second Thursday in March. This year, it falls on March 14. The day is marked to raise awareness about the importance of kidneys and how they are related to our overall health. This year, the theme of World Kidney Day is "Kidney Health For Everyone Everywhere." The two bean-shaped organs in the body, just about the size of the fist, are essential for removing waste products from the blood and regulating the water fluid levels. Kidneys filter blood approximately 400 times a day. If the kidneys do not function well, they may lead to chronic kidney disease. Uncontrolled high blood pressure, high blood sugar over the years can be the possible reasons behind it.

Kidneys are paired organs, each sharing equally the work of removing wastes and excess water from the blood. Remarkably, a single kidney can do the job of both if one kidney is lost through injury or disease. It sometimes occurs, although rarely, that a person is born with only one kidney. Such people are able to lead normal lives.
Diseases of the kidney range from mild infection to life-threatening kidney failure. The most common form of kidney disease is an inflammation of the kidney, called pyelonephritis. Most such inflammations are caused by a bacterial infection that starts in the bladder and spreads to the kidney. Sometimes an obstruction that interferes with the flow of urine in the urinary tract can cause the disease. Symptoms of pyelonephritis include fever, chills, and back pain. Antibiotic drugs are usually given to fight the infection, which can scar the kidneys and impair their function if left untreated.
Glomerulonephritis, another common kidney disease, is characterized by inflammation of some of the kidney\'s glomeruli. This condition may occur when the body’s immune system is impaired. Antibodies and other substances form large particles in the bloodstream that become trapped in the glomeruli. This causes inflammation and prevents the glomeruli from working properly. Symptoms may include blood in the urine, swelling of body tissues, and the presence of protein in the urine, as determined by laboratory tests. Glomerulonephritis often clears up without treatment. When treatment is necessary, it may include a special diet, immunosuppressant drugs, or plasmapheresis, a procedure that removes the portion of the blood that contains antibodies.
Other common kidney disorders include kidney stones, which are small, crystallized substances, such as calcium, that form in the kidney or other parts of the urinary tract. Smaller kidney stones can pass out of the body on their own, although this can be painful. Larger stones may require surgery, or they may be broken into smaller pieces with sound waves in a procedure called ultrasonic lithotripsy.
The kidneys may be harmed whenever injury or disease affects the rest of the body. For example, diabetes mellitus (a disease caused by a malfunctioning pancreas that produces little or no insulin) can result in impaired blood flow through the kidneys. The bacteria that cause tuberculosis can travel from the lungs and infect the kidneys. Injured muscles can release large amounts of protein into the bloodstream, blocking the nephrons. Drug use, including long-term use of some prescription medications as well as illegal drugs, can also cause kidney damage. Certain birth defects may cause the kidneys to have abnormal shapes or to function improperly.
Treatment of severe kidney disease may include kidney dialysis, a procedure in which blood is circulated through a machine that removes wastes and excess fluid from the bloodstream. Some patients use dialysis for a short time, while their kidneys recover from injury or disease. Others must use dialysis for their entire lives or until they undergo a kidney transplant. Kidney transplants are the most common of all transplant operations and have excellent success rates. Unfortunately, there are not enough kidneys available for the people who need them. More than 38,000 people in the United States alone wait for a kidney transplant each year, and fewer than 12,000 of them receive this life-sustaining organ


Info source: Microsoft student &

Mar 13, 2019 at 03:54 PM

ICT EXPO 2019 will be held on June 6- June 10, 2019 | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Informer : Wegen


ICT EXPO ETHIOPIA is Ethiopia’s largest and most extensive ICT Exhibition, Panel discussions, and Summit.
ICT Expo Ethiopia is where established technology service vendors, private and public sector decision makers, integrators, and users of ICT technology for business or public good as well as disruptive startups with unique solutions come together to create important networks and build valuable partnerships.
From enterprise solutions to large telecom operators, ICT Expo Ethiopia brings the latest technology innovations to benefit organizations operating or planning to engage in the expanding Ethiopian market. The Expo serves as a catalyst for collaboration and coopetition between foreign and local technology companies and a multitude of partners in the ICT ecosystems.
The event combines unrivaled conference content with a major exhibition and a well-crafted networking opportunity.
As Africa’s diplomatic capital and a rising conference tourism destination enchanting Addis Ababa provides the appropriate setting for business travelers and those curious to explore the opportunities of the wider Ethiopian market. 

Info source:

Mar 13, 2019 at 03:46 PM

Ethiopia to Host the 17th Innovation Africa Digital Summit

Informer : Space

An International Summit that focuses on the need for improved Access, Engagement and Retention, using ICT as an enabler will take place in Addis on the 10th –11th June 2019.

The 17th annual Innovation Africa Digital summit (IADs) is designed to attract ICT policy makers regulators, service providers and major organisations across Africa.

The summit will enable Policy makers and Regulators to assess how they can develop a fertile environment to support the growth of Telecoms and ICT while service providers and large organisations will explore best practices and latest technology developments to improve their services, stakeholder engagement and customer retention.

It is expected that the participation of these key stakeholders on this summit will, in turn, attract the international solution providers, vendors, investors and high tech
companies to explore opportunity for business development and to meet their potential and existing clients in a way to drive adoption of their platforms and services optimization. 

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Mar 13, 2019 at 01:53 PM

What is Internet of things (IoT)

Informer : Wegen

The internet of things, or IoT, is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers (UIDs) and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.

A thing in the internet of things can be a person with a heart monitor implant, a farm animal with a biochip transponder, an automobile that has built-in sensors to alert the driver when tire pressure is low or any other natural or man-made object that can be assigned an IP address and is able to transfer data over a network.
Increasingly, organizations in a variety of industries are using IoT to operate more efficiently, better understand customers to deliver enhanced customer service, improve decision-making and increase the value of the business.

History of IoT:
Kevin Ashton, co-founder of the Auto-ID Center at MIT, first mentioned the internet of things in a presentation he made to Procter & Gamble (P&G) in 1999. Wanting to bring radio frequency ID (RFID) to the attention of P&G\'s senior management, Ashton called his presentation "Internet of Things" to incorporate the cool new trend of 1999: the internet. MIT professor Neil Gershenfeld\'s book, When Things Start to Think, also appearing in 1999, didn\'t use the exact term but provided a clear vision of where IoT was headed.

IoT has evolved from the convergence of wireless technologies, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), microservices and the internet. The convergence has helped tear down the silos between operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT), enabling unstructured machine-generated data to be analyzed for insights to drive improvements.

Although Ashton\'s was the first mention of the internet of things, the idea of connected devices has been around since the 1970s, under the monikers embedded internet and pervasive computing.

The first internet appliance, for example, was a Coke machine at Carnegie Mellon University in the early 1980s. Using the web, programmers could check the status of the machine and determine whether there would be a cold drink awaiting them, should they decide to make the trip to the machine.

IoT evolved from machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, i.e., machines connecting to each other via a network without human interaction. M2M refers to connecting a device to the cloud, managing it and collecting data.

Taking M2M to the next level, IoT is a sensor network of billions of smart devices that connect people, systems and other applications to collect and share data. As its foundation, M2M offers the connectivity that enables IoT.

The internet of things is also a natural extension of SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), a category of software application program for process control, the gathering of data in real time from remote locations to control equipment and conditions. SCADA systems include hardware and software components. The hardware gathers and feeds data into a computer that has SCADA software installed, where it is then processed and presented it in a timely manner. The evolution of SCADA is such that late-generation SCADA systems developed into first-generation IoT systems.

The concept of the IoT ecosystem, however, didn\'t really come into its own until the middle of 2010 when, in part, the government of China said it would make IoT a strategic priority in its five-year plan.

How IoT works:
An IoT ecosystem consists of web-enabled smart devices that use embedded processors, sensors and communication hardware to collect, send and act on data they acquire from their environments. IoT devices share the sensor data they collect by connecting to an IoT gateway or other edge device where data is either sent to the cloud to be analyzed or analyzed locally. Sometimes, these devices communicate with other related devices and act on the information they get from one another. The devices do most of the work without human intervention, although people can interact with the devices -- for instance, to set them up, give them instructions or access the data.

The connectivity, networking and communication protocols used with these web-enabled devices largely depend on the specific IoT applications deployed.

Benefits of IoT:
The internet of things offers a number of benefits to organizations, enabling them to:

monitor their overall business processes;
improve the customer experience;
save time and money;
enhance employee productivity;
integrate and adapt business models;
make better business decisions; and
generate more revenue.
IoT encourages companies to rethink the ways they approach their businesses, industries and markets and gives them the tools to improve their business strategies. 

Info source: Iot Agenda

Mar 13, 2019 at 01:13 PM

Hat-trick by Cristiano Ronaldo

Informer : Wegen Fantu

(CNN)Cristiano Ronaldo was under no illusions when he signed for Juventus last July.

One of the greatest players of his generation, a five-time Champions League winner, the competition\'s all-time record goalscorer, Ronaldo\'s brief was clear: Bring the European crown back to Turin.
On Tuesday night, he accepted the challenge in a way only he could, dragging his side back from the brink and firing it into the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
Trailing 2-0 from the the first leg in Madrid, Ronaldo led his side to victory by scoring all three goals in a 3-0 win against Atletico in Turin, including a dramatic 86th-minute penalty.
It was the first time Juventus had come back from a two-goal defeat in the first leg, prompting Ronaldo to tell Sky Italia: "Maybe that\'s why Juventus signed me. To help it do things that it had never done before. This result is a great push for the future, we\'re strong and we showed it."
Atletico must be sick of the sight of Ronaldo pushing for the future -- he\'s now scored a remarkable 25 goals in 33 games against the Spanish side. 

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Info source: CNN

Mar 13, 2019 at 12:28 PM


Informer : Wegen


Injera is usually made from tiny, iron-rich teff seeds, which are ground into flour. Teff production is limited to certain middle elevations with adequate rainfall, and, as it is a low-yield crop,[8] it is relatively expensive for the average household. As many farmers in the Ethiopian highlands grow their own subsistence grains, wheat, barley, corn, or rice flour are sometimes used to replace some or all of the teff content. Teff seeds are graded according to color, used to make different kinds of injera: nech (white), key or quey (red), and sergegna (mixed).[8] Teff flour is gluten-free.
To make injera, teff flour is mixed with water. The fermentation process is triggered by adding ersho, obtained from previous fermentations.[8] The mixture is then allowed to ferment for an average of two to three days, giving it a mildly sour taste. The injera is baked into large, flat pancakes. The dough\'s viscosity allows it to be poured onto the baking surface, rather than rolled out, which is unusual for a yeast or sourdough bread.

In terms of shape, injera compares to the French crêpe and the Indian dosa as a flatbread cooked in a circle and used as a base for other foods. In taste and texture, it is more similar to the South Indian appam. The bottom surface of the injera, which touches the heating surface, has a relatively smooth texture, while the top is porous. This porous texture makes injera good for scooping up sauces and dishes.

Traditionally, injera is made with just two ingredients – Eragrostis tef, also known as teff, an ancient grain from the highlands of Ethiopia,[9] and water. There is little written or known about teff\'s origin[10] and while there is no scholarly consensus, some believe that the production of teff dates back as far as 4000 BC.[11][12] When teff is not available, usually because of location or financial limitations, injera is made by fermenting a variety of different grains, including barley, millet, and sorghum.[11] Teff is, however, the preferred grain for making injera, primarily because of its sensory attributes (color, smell, taste).[8]

A variant of injera known as canjeelo is prepared from a dough of plain flour, self-raising flour, warm water, yeast, and a pinch of salt. The mixture is beaten by hand until soft and creamy. Sorghum is the preferred flour for making Canjeelo. There is a sweet-tasting variety of the dish, as well as another variety that is made with eggs Malawah

Cooking method:
The cooking method for injera has changed little since its origin. Traditionally, the flour is mixed with water and fermented for a short period of time. It is baked by pouring the mixture onto a giant circular griddle, known as a mitad
Baking surface
Baking is done on a circular griddle - either a large black clay plate over a fire or a specialized electric stove. The griddle is known as a mitad (ምጣድ) (in Amharic) or mogogo (ሞጎጎ) (in Tigrinya). Mitads have been found at archaeological sites dating back as far as 600 AD.[11] Nowadays, mitads are no longer always made out of clay, but can also be electric.

Traditional clay stoves can be inefficient in that they consume large amounts of firewood and produce a lot of smoke, creating household pollution and making them dangerous to use around children. In 2003, an Eritrean research group designed a stove for cooking injera and other foods that uses more easily available fuel, such as twigs instead of large branches, crop residues and dung, locally called kubet.[16] Several parts of this new stove are made in the central cities of Ethiopia and Eritrea, while other parts are moulded from clay by women in local areas.
Many women in urban areas—especially those living outside Ethiopia and Eritrea—now use electric injera stoves, which are topped with a large metal plate, or simply non-stick frying pans. 

Info source: Wikipedia

Mar 13, 2019 at 12:01 PM

US begins work on new missiles after pulling out of arms control treaty with Russia

Informer : Space

(CNN)The Pentagon is taking steps to develop new missiles, following the Trump administration\'s decision to suspend the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, a 1987 arms-control agreement that the Trump administration has said it plans to exit due to Russian violations.

"We will commence fabrication activities on components to support developmental testing" of conventional, ground-launched missiles, Pentagon spokesperson Lt. Col. Michelle Baldanza told CNN in a statement.
She added that these activities "would have been inconsistent with our obligations under the Treaty" prior to the administration\'s move last month to suspend its treaty obligations though she stressed that the missile was non-nuclear.
"This research and development is designed to be reversible, should Russia return to full and verifiable compliance before we withdraw from the Treaty in August 2019," she added.
While the Pentagon began researching concepts for the missile back in 2017 in response to Russian missile activities, that research was considered compliant with the treaty.
Earlier this month the Kremlin issued a statement saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin had signed a decree suspending implementation of the INF Treaty.
The US has long accused Russia of violating the treaty through the development and deployment of the SSC-8/9M729 ground-launched cruise missile, an allegation supported by the NATO allies and denied by Russia.
Russia is "overhauling its nuclear forces—including those that threaten European territory, such as the dual-capable, Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF)-violating SSC-8/9M729 ground-launched cruise missile," Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, the head of US European Command, said in a statement provided to Congress earlier this month.
"Russia seeks advantage over the US and its European allies through its non-compliance with long-standing arms control treaties. Its violations of the INF Treaty allowed Moscow to develop capabilities that the United States continued to forego," he added. 

Info source: CNN

Mar 13, 2019 at 11:49 AM

US seeks to allay fears over killer robots

Informer : Wegen Fantu

Humans will always make the final decision on whether armed robots can shoot, the US Department of Defense has said.

The statement comes as plans emerge for gun platforms that can choose their own targets on the battlefield.

The plans seek to upgrade existing aiming systems, using developments in machine intelligence.

The US said rules governing armed robots still stood and humans would retain the power to veto their actions.

Engage targets
The defence department\'s plans seek to upgrade the current Advanced Targeting and Lethality Automated System (Atlas) used on ground combat vehicles to help human gunners aim.

The military is seeking commercial partners to help develop aiming systems to "acquire, identify, and engage targets at least three times faster than the current manual process".

And some commentators feared this would mean systems that could choose their own targets and make an autonomous decision to fire.

The US Army then updated its proposal, to emphasise the key role of humans in the aiming process.

Human involvement
It said it remained committed to the rules governing human-robot interaction, known as directive 3000.09, which require a human finger on every trigger.

The US Army also said it would issue a series of "talking points" around human-robot interaction to be debated on 12 March, when industry is invited to an open day to explore how Atlas can be updated.

The US Army was not putting robots in a position to kill anyone, an official told military news site Defense One.

Prof Michael Horowitz, a political scientist at the University of Pennsylvania and a senior adjunct fellow at the Center for New American Security, told Defense One: "It is critical that any revisions to the Atlas program... clarify the degree of autonomy and the level of human involvement in the use of force." 

Info source: BBC

Mar 13, 2019 at 11:43 AM

UK needs to meet Facebook, Google competition with new rules

Informer : YouNet Technologies

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain needs to overhaul its competition rules to tackle the dominance of tech giants like Facebook, Google and Amazon, and increase consumer choice, a government review said on Wednesday.
A new competition unit with expertise in the sector should be set up, the independent review said, and innovation should be encouraged by giving people control over their own data so they could switch between rival services and platforms easily.

Smaller companies should also have access to the data that social media platforms hold on their users, it recommended.
Big tech has been criticized by politicians in the United States and in Europe in recent years over issues ranging from Facebook losing track of users’ data to how Google ranks the results of searches.

France, Italy, Britain and Spain have also proposed new digital taxes to narrow loopholes that allow large multinational firms to cut tax bills.

Harvard professor Jason Furman, who chaired the British government review, said the digital sector had created substantial benefits but they had come at the cost of the increasing dominance of a few companies.
“My panel is outlining a balanced proposal to give people more control over their data, give small businesses more of a chance to enter and thrive, and create more predictability for the large digital companies,” he said on Wednesday.

“These recommendations will deliver an economic boost driven by UK tech start-ups and innovation that will give consumers greater choice and protection.”

UK finance minister Philip Hammond, who will deliver a half-yearly update on the budget later on Wednesday, said he would set out government measures to ensure digital markets are competitive later this year.

TechUK, which represents more than 900 tech companies that collectively employ 700,000 people, said the report contained some positive suggestions, but it needed further detail on what any proposed code of conduct for big tech might look like.
It also said there had to be a full assessment of the risks and benefits of opening up data sets.

“Bad regulation can be as big a barrier to competition and innovation as monopolistic activities,” TechUK CEO Julian David said.

“The UK must remain a welcoming place for digital business from around the world, and ensure that the UK competition and wider regulatory framework is not in conflict with the other leading digital economies with which we must compete.” 

Info source: Reuters

Mar 12, 2019 at 11:50 AM

New e-payment platform

Informer : YouNet Technologies

Ethiopia launches integrated national e-payment Platform

Addis Ababa march 8/2019: After been providing eight month pilot service “Derash”- Ethiopia’s first of its kind e-payment platform is now officially launched.

Designed and developed by INSA “The platform will be playing a bridging role between Service providers, Banks, payment agents and Consumers, on the due collection of utility bills as well as government’s receivable payments.” – Stated Yonatan Ayalew – director of INSA’s Integrated Platform Division.

Briefing a press conference; Mr. Yonatan asserted that the new national e-payment platform is a pioneer in digitizing the nation’s payment system and expected to ease doing business as well as accelerating economic growth in Ethiopia.

Now consumers can manage their bills on the go, mobile USSD or using core banking at the nearest windows of any of the local banks in Ethiopia.
Likewise, service providers in Ethiopia are now designated to collect their payments with secure data, less time and fair running cost -just using Derash.

Mr. Yonatan has signaled that the platform is open for customization and integration with other similar systems. Hence it encourages innovation and synergy in the Information technology sector.
Currently, Derash is actively working in collaboration with Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, Wegagen, Lion and Oromia cooperative banks and has signed MoU with numerous local banks to commence operation shortly.
During its pilot service program Derash has helped the Ethiopian Customs Authority to collect a total tax of 5 Billion ETB using e-tax system.
To visit the Platform uses the following link. 

Info source: INSA

Mar 11, 2019 at 06:21 PM

Research on TB

Informer : Wegen

የአርማውር ሐንሰን የምርምር ኢንስቲትዩት ከባለድርሻ አካላት ጋር በመሆን መድሐኒቱን የተላመደ ቲቢ በሽታን በአጭር ጊዜ የሚያድን ጥናት አጠናክሮ መቀጠሉን ይፋ አደረገ፡፡

መድሀኒት የተላመደ ቲቢ ህክምና ከ18 እስከ 24 ወራትን የሚወስድ ሲሆን በአርማውር ሐንሰን የምርምር ኢንስቲትዩት እየተሞከረ ያለው ጥናት ግን 6 ወር ብቻ ነው ህክምና የሚሰጠው ብለዋል የኢንስቲትዩቱ ዋና ዳይሬክትር ዶክተር ታዬ ቶሌራ አያይዘውም እስካሁን ያለው ውጤት የጥናቱን ተስፋ ሰጪነት ያሳይል ብለዋል፡፡

ጥናቱ እንደተጠናቀቀ የአለም የጤና ድርጅት የአዲሱን ጥናት ውጤት በሁሉም አገራት ተግባራዊ ያደርገዋል ተብሎም ይጠበቃል፡፡ ይህ ስራ ኢትዮጵያ መድሀኒቱን የተላመደ ቲቢ ህክምና ለአለም አቀፍ ማህበረሰብ የምታበረክተው ምርጥ የምርምር ውጤት ይሆናል ተብሏል፡፡ ኢንስቲትዩቱ የቲቢ በሽታን ብቻ ሳይሆን የሌሎችንም ህመሞች ክትባት ለመስራት በእንቅስቃሴ ላይ ነው፡፡

በወረርሽኝ መልክ ሊነሱ የሚችሉ በሽታዎችን እየተከታተለ ክትባት የሚሰራና ወረርሽኞች ሲነሱ በቁጥጥር ስር ለማዋል የተቋቋመው አለም አቀፍ ድርጅት ሴፔ ለመጀመሪያ ጊዜ የቦርድ ስብሰባውን በአዲስ አበባ ያካሄደ ሲሆን የቦርድ አባላቱም የአርማወር ሐንሰን የምርምር ተቋምን ጎብኝተዋል፡፡

የጤና ጥበቃ ሚኒስቴር ሚንስትር ፕሮፌሰር ይፍሩ ብርሃን ለሴፔ (CEPI) የቦርድ አባላት ኢትዮጵያ በሽታን በመከላከል እንዲሁም ደግሞ ወረርሽኝ ከተከሰተ በኋላ በመቆጣጠር ረገድ ያደረገችው ተሞክሮንና የኢትዮጵያን የጤና ኤክስቴሽን ፕሮግራም ትግበራን በዝርዝር አቅርብዋል፡፡

የአርማወር ሐንሰን የምርምር ተቋም ከሴፔ (CEPI) የቦርድ አባላት ጋር በተለያዩ ምርምሮች ላይ ለመስራት ከስምምነት ላይ የደረሱ ሲሆን ሴፔ (CEPI) ለአርማወር ሐንሰን የምርምር ተቋም የቴክኒክና የገንዘብ ድጋፍ ያደርጋል ተብሎ ይጠበቃል፡፡  

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Mar 10, 2019 at 01:45 PM

Accident to Ethiopian Airlines

Informer : Space

Ethiopian Airlines regrets to confirm that its flight ET 302/10 March in schedule service from Addis Ababa to Nairobi was involved in an accident today around Bishoftu (Debre Zeit).

The aircraft B-737-800MAX with registration number ET- AVJ took off at 08:38 am local time from Addis Ababa, Bole International Airport and lost contact at 08:44am. At this time search and rescue operations are in progress and we have no confirmed information about survivors or any possible causalities. Ethiopian Airlines staff will be sent to the accident scene and will do everything possible to assist the emergency services.

It is believed that there were 149 passengers and 8 crew onboard the flight but we are currently confirming the details of the passenger manifest for the flight.

Ethiopian Airlines is establishing a passenger information center and telephone number will be available shortly for family or friends of those who may have been on flight ET 302/10 March.

Ethiopian Airlines will release further information as soon as it is available. Updated information will also be on Ethiopian Airlines website at

ET 302 Accident Information hot lines
For all residents in Addis Ababa and surrounding areas use telephone numbers : +251115178945/+251115178987/+251115178231/+251115178558

Airport Emergency Team : +251115178733/+251115174735/+251115178601 

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Mar 03, 2019 at 11:34 AM

Weather forecast

Informer : Wegen Fantu

weather forecast of the Sunday and Monday (March 3 and 4 2019)
Addis Ababa
SUNDAY 27°C 12°C
MONDAY 26°C 13°C
SUNDAY 34°C 15°C
MONDAY 33°C 16°C
SUNDAY 29°C 14°C
MONDAY 30°C 14°C
SUNDAY 26°C 17°C
MONDAY 27°C 17°C
SUNDAY 31°C 14°C
MONDAY 31°C 14°C
Arba Minch
SUNDAY 37°C 19°C
MONDAY 37°C 20°C
SUNDAY 26°C 12°C
MONDAY 27°C 13°C
Bahir Dar
SUNDAY 31°C 15°C
MONDAY 31°C 15°C
SUNDAY 28°C 13°C
MONDAY 28°C 14°C
SUNDAY 32°C 20°C
MONDAY 32°C 20°C
SUNDAY 31°C 13°C
MONDAY 31°C 14°C
SUNDAY 31°C 14°C
MONDAY 33°C 13°C
SUNDAY 26°C 18°C
MONDAY 26°C 18°C
SUNDAY 40°C 24°C
MONDAY 39°C 25°C
SUNDAY 40°C 25°C
MONDAY 39°C 26°C
SUNDAY 29°C 13°C
MONDAY 28°C 14°C
Dire Dawa
SUNDAY 35°C 24°C
MONDAY 35°C 24°C
SUNDAY 31°C 11°C
MONDAY 30°C 11°C
SUNDAY 31°C 18°C
MONDAY 30°C 17°C 

Info source: National Meteorology Agency

Feb 26, 2019 at 10:30 AM

Jews Being Taken to Death Camps

Informer : Wegen Fantu

Many Germans blamed the Jews for Germany’s defeat in World War I, some even claiming that German Jews had betrayed the nation during the war. In addition, at the end of the war a Communist group attempted to carry out a Bolshevik-type revolution in the German state of Bavaria. Most of the leaders of that failed attempt were Jews. As a result, some Germans associated Jews with Bolsheviks and regarded both groups as dangerous enemies of Germany. After the war, a republic known as the Weimar Republic was set up in Germany. Jewish politicians and intellectuals played an important role in German life during the Weimar Republic, and many non-Jews resented their influence.
On the basis of his anti-Semitic views, Nazi leader Adolf Hitler attacked the impressive role Jews played in German society during the Weimar Republic, especially in the intellectual world and in left-wing politics. He referred to them as a plague and a cancer. In his book Mein Kampf (My Struggle, translated 1939), which was published in 1926, Hitler blamed the plight of Germany at the end of World War I on an international Jewish conspiracy and used terms such as extirpation and extermination in relation to the Jews. He claimed that the Jews had achieved economic dominance and the ability to control and manipulate the mass media to their own advantage. He wrote of the need to eradicate their powerful economic position, if necessary by means of their physical removal. Photo shows: Jews Being Taken to Death Camps. As Nazi forces conquered many of the countries of Europe during World War II (1939-1945), millions of Jews were rounded up and slaughtered outright or imprisoned in concentration camps, where they were killed or died from starvation and disease. By the end of the war, between 5.6 million and 5.9 million Jewish men, women, and children had died at the hands of the Nazis. 

Info source: Microsoft student, Photo credit: Encarta encyclopedia, Hulton Deutsch

Feb 15, 2019 at 01:23 PM

Abyssinia (Former name of Ethiopia)

Informer : Wegen

Known as Abyssinia until the 20th century, Ethiopia is the oldest independent nation in Africa. It was home to the powerful Christian kingdom of Aksum that flourished from around the first century ad. After the 1500s Ethiopia divided into a number of small kingdoms, which were reunified by Menelik II in the 1880s. Eritrea, which had been part of Ethiopia since the 1950s, broke away to become an independent nation in 1993.

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Feb 10, 2019 at 04:06 PM

How Information Travels Over the Internet

Informer : YouNet Technologies

All information is transmitted across the Internet in small units of data called packets. Software on the sending computer divides a large document into many packets for transmission; software on the receiving computer regroups incoming packets into the original document. Similar to a postcard, each packet has two parts: a packet header specifying the computer to which the packet should be delivered, and a packet payload containing the data being sent. The header also specifies how the data in the packet should be combined with the data in other packets by recording which piece of a document is contained in the packet.
A series of rules known as computer communication protocols specify how packet headers are formed and how packets are processed. The set of protocols used for the Internet is named TCP/IP after the two most important protocols in the set: the Transmission Control Protocol and the Internet Protocol. TCP/IP protocols enable the Internet to automatically detect and correct transmission problems. For example, if any network or device malfunctions, protocols detect the failure and automatically find an alternative path for packets in order to avoid the malfunction. Protocol software also ensures that data arrives complete and intact. If any packets are missing or damaged, protocol software on the receiving computer requests that the source resend them. Only when the data has arrived correctly does the protocol software make it available to the receiving application program, and therefore to the user.
Hardware devices that connect networks in the Internet are called IP routers because they follow the IP protocol when forwarding packets. A router examines the header in each packet that arrives to determine the packet’s destination. The router either delivers the packet to the destination computer across a local network or forwards the packet to another router that is closer to the final destination. Thus, a packet travels from router to router as it passes through the Internet. In some cases, a router can deliver packets across a local area wireless network, allowing desktop and laptop computers to access the Internet without the use of cables or wires. Today’s business and home wireless local area networks (LANs), which operate according to a family of wireless protocols known as Wi-Fi, are fast enough to deliver Internet feeds as quickly as wired LANs.
Increasingly, cell phone and handheld computer users are also accessing the Internet through wireless cellular telephone networks. Such wide area wireless access is much slower than high-capacity dedicated, or broadband, access, or dial-up access. Also, handheld devices, equipped with much smaller screens and displays, are more difficult to use than full-sized computers. But with wide area wireless, users can access the Internet on the go and in places where access is otherwise impossible. Telephone companies are currently developing so-called 3G—for “third generation”—cellular networks that will provide wide area Internet access at DSL-like speeds.
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Feb 10, 2019 at 03:11 PM

The resources of Ethiopia

Informer : Wegen

The resources of Ethiopia are primarily agricultural. The plateau area is fertile and largely undeveloped. The wide range of soils, climate, and elevations permits the production of a diversified range of agricultural commodities. A variety of mineral deposits exist; iron, copper, petroleum, salt, potash, gold, and platinum are the principal ones that have been commercially exploited. source: Microsoft student with Encarta premier

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