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March 5, 2011

Egyptian couple names baby ‘Facebook’ to honour revolution

FACEBOOK has close to 600 million users around the world, and as of yesterday, at least one baby named after it. In honour of the role the social network played in the revolution in Egypt – which led to the departure of longtime President Hosni Mubarak – one Egyptian couple named their baby girl “Facebook”, TechCrunch reported. Citing an article in Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram, the technology blog reported that Jamal Ibrahim chose the name as a way to express his gratitude to the country’s youth. The girl’s family, friends, and neighbours in the Ibrahimia region gathered around the newborn to show their continuing support for the internet-aided revolution, the paper said. The social networking site played a crucial role in the Egyptian uprising, so much so that it has widely been labeled “the Facebook Revolution”.

Demonstrators used Facebook to organise protests, share information, and connect with the outside world.

There are five million Facebook users in Egypt, TechCrunch reported, more than any other country in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Facebook has reported an increase in Egyptian users in the past month, with 32,000 Facebook groups and 14,000 pages created in the two weeks after January.

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Somali pro-govt forces recapture border town

(AFP) MOGADISHU — Pro-government forces in Somalia on Saturday recaptured the town of Bulo Hawo on the border with Kenya and Ethiopia from Al Qaeda-linked Shebab Islamists, sources said.

A local official said that the Shebab insurgents, whose aim is to overthrow the Somali government, had left the town Saturday following two weeks of intense fighting. Continue reading “Somali pro-govt forces recapture border town”

“… እግር ሲቆረጥም ፈርተው ዝም ያሉት ጅብ እራስን ሲቦጭቅ ቢጀግኑ፤ ‘የጅብ ሆድ የጉማሬ አይደለም’ ”።

የጎንቻው!

… ከልብ ደፍሮና ቆፍጥኖ ድንጋይ በሚሰነዝርበት ሕጻን ልጅ ሳይቀር ሆዱ በፍራት የሚንቦጫቦጨውና፣ ኮርማ የሚገረሥሥ ጉልበቱ የሚብረከርከው በፈሪነቱ በንቀት መሣለቂያ የሆነው የዱር አውሬ ጅብ በአሞተ ቢስነቱ የፈርነት መዘባበቻ ነው።

ይህንን ከሚያጠናክሩ አባባሎችም መካከል፣ “ ለጅብ ከፈሩለት፣ ለልጅ ከሮጡለት…” ይባላል።
በሌላ በኩል አንዳንድ እጅግ ከጅብ የበለጠ ፍራት የተጠናወተታቸውን አሞተ ቢስ ሰዎችም እጣ ፈንታ በዘይቤያዊ ምሳሌ ‘አበው’ እንደሚከተለው ያሰረዳሉ። Continue reading ““… እግር ሲቆረጥም ፈርተው ዝም ያሉት ጅብ እራስን ሲቦጭቅ ቢጀግኑ፤ ‘የጅብ ሆድ የጉማሬ አይደለም’ ”።”

NIGERIAN Eagles to play Ethiopia

Nigeria’s Super Eagles will play their 2012 Africa Nations Cup qualifier against Ethiopia at the Abuja National Stadium. Continue reading “NIGERIAN Eagles to play Ethiopia”

የጫት ቀለብ (የችሎት ገጠመኝ)

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ሐረር ውስጥ በቀረበ አንድ የ’ልጅ ቀለብ ይቆረጥልኝ’ ክስ ፍርድ ቤቱ የተከሳሹን ወርሃዊ የደመወዝ ገቢ መሠረት በማድረግ ቀለብ እንዲቆረጥ ውሳኔ ይሰጣል፡፡ ሆኖም ተከሳሽ በፍርድ ቤቱ የተቆረጠበት የገንዘብ መጠን ፈጽሞ አልዋጥልህ ይለዋል፡፡ ስለሆነም የይግባኝ አቤቱታ ለይግባኝ ሰሚው ፍርድ ቤት ያቀርባል፡፡ ተከሳሹ በይግባኝ አቤቱታው ላይ ቅሬታውን ሲያሰማ ‹‹ የተከበረው ፍርድ ቤት በዚህ የኑሮ ውድነት ደመወዝ ከምግብና ከበርጫ እንደማታልፍ እየታወቀ…›› ብሎ በመጀመር ፍርድ ቤቱ የቀለብ መጠኑን ሲወስን  ‹‹በርጫ››ን ግምት ውስጥ ማስገባት እንደነበረበት በአፅንኦት ተከራክሯል፡

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