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  • Scientists Create Asgardia, the First Ever Nation in Space, and You Can Join

    If you had enough of the often-depressing world events and the seemingly unresolvable conflicts they engender, you might want to head for space and join the first-ever “nation state in space” that’s been announced by a team of scientists and legal experts. It’s called Asgardia and anyone can become its citizen.

    As the site for the project explains, Asgardia is a name that comes from Norse mythology, where Asgard was the name of a city in the sky. In the Marvel universe, Asgardia was built was Tony Stark and ruled by the All-Mother (since Odin was in exile).

    Asgardia is the brain-child of the accomplished Russian scientist and businessman Igor Ashurbeyli, who describes the motivation behind this endeavor as an attempt to create a nation founded on “Peace in Space, and the prevention of Earth’s conflicts being transferred into space.” The idea is to create a “mirror of humanity in space” in low-Earth orbit that would be devoid of Earthly divisions based on borders and religions. As Ashurbeyli says: “In Asgardia we are all just Earthlings!

     

     

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  • Eritrea Establishes First yewend fesash Bank in Horn of Africa

    Asmara — Eritrea’s Minister of Health, Her Excellency Ms. Amina Nurhussein and the Commander of Zone 2, Col. Zerit Aynom jointly inaugurated Eritrea’s first Sperm Bank in Dekemhare town.

    In the inauguration ceremony, Her Excellency, outlined that the Eritrean government and its collaborators have been working to construct a center dedicated towards the preservation of the unique breed of Eritreans and Eritrean fighters of the EPLF.

    According to the Minister, the center has been established heeding mounting calls to preserve a special generation of youth that brought about Eritrea’s independence against all odds.

    The Minister went on to elaborate that in the future the center is expected to work with Halibet National Referral Hospital’s Artificial Insemination Department in providing sperm samples to mothers who want to give birth to patriotic and heroic citizens without leaving anything to chance.

    The sperm bank, which is the only one of its kind in the Africa, has been named Ararig in honor of EPLF’s field maternity ward, in which many of the offsprings of EPLF fighters were delivered.

    Patriot-14 Gene

    Samson AbayLead Scientist and First Author of the Study, Dr. Samson Abay

    The establishment of the sperm bank comes right after Eritrean researchers at the May-Nefhi Institute of Technology(MIT) identified 104 potential inherited gene mutations that are being collectively called PATRIOTIC-14, and are thought to contribute to the patriotism of an Eritrean adult using the so-called next-generation genome sequencing.

    The investigators say their study is one of the first of rare genetic variations in EPLF fighters, which, in contrast to most previous studies of common variation, can provide a more direct insight into the biology underlying the patriotic and heroic nature of the generation of the fighters.

    The report on the work published on June 19 in JEMO Science, led by Samson Abay,  M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the May-Nefhi Institute of Technology,  affirms the need for DNA from a vast patient Eritrean population to definitively confirm the role of those rare mutations identified using the most advanced genome sequencing techniques.

    The sperm bank will begin collecting and freezing s-perm from patriotic members of the YPFDJ and EPLF veteran fighters next month.

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  • Ethiopia’s Prime Minister to Announce New Cabinet

    The administration of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn hopes the new cabinet will aid in restoring confidence in the government. Tomorrow, Nov. 1, the Prime Minister is expected to appear before Parliament, to present the newly structured administration and nominate ministers

    The administration of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn hopes the new cabinet will aid in restoring confidence in the government. Tomorrow, Nov. 1, the Prime Minister is expected to appear before Parliament, to present the newly structured administration and nominate ministers

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  • Ethiopia’s Prime Minister to Announce Cabinet Shuffle

    The administration of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn hopes the new cabinet will aid in restoring confidence in the government. Tomorrow, Nov. 1, the Prime Minister is expected to appear before Parliament, to present the newly structured administration and nominate ministers.

    It is too early to obtain the full picture of the cabinet shuffle, since last minute negotiations are taking place among leaders of the parties in the governing coalition, the EPRDF. According to sources from prominent Ethiopian pro-government blogger, Daniel Berhane’s HornAffairs blog, the following reshuffle is expected.

    1/ Workneh Gebeyehu (PhD) (OPDO/EPRDF) – Minister of Foreign Affairs.
    2 / Abreham Tekesete (PhD) (TPLF/EPRDF) – Minister of Finance and Economic Cooperation.
    3/ Shiferaw Tekelemariam (PhD) (SPDM/EPRDF) – Minister of Education.

    4/ Eyasu Abraha (PhD) (TPLF/EPRDF) – Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resource Development.
    5/ Ahmed Shide (ESPDP) – Minister of Transport.
    6/ Negeri Lencho (PhD) (OPDO/EPRDF) – head of Government Communication Affairs Office (GCAO) with the rank of Minister.
    7/ Dr. Keseteberhan Admasu (SEPDM/EPRDF) – Minister of Youth and Sports.
    8/ Sheferaw Shegute (SEPDM/EPRDF) – head of the EPRDF secretariat.

    According to Fortune, Five ministries are for instance expected to be taken over by individuals who are not either party members or not in the top echelon of the party’s machinery, according to sources. Ministries of Health, Agriculture, Public Service, Science & Technology, as well as Water & Irrigation are all expected to have new ministers, these sources disclosed. These ministers will be of no party affiliation or without highest portfolio in the party structure, said people familiar with the issue.

    Abraha Tekeste (PhD), the state minister for Planning Commission, is reportedly to be appointed as Minister of Finance & Economic Cooperation, where he had long served as a state minister under Sufian Ahmed.

    The biggest prize, however, is reportedly going to Worqneh Gebeyehu (PhD), who is currently serving as Minister of Transport. He will be replaced there by Ahmed Shidie, known as a polished and sophisticated politician, now serving as a state minister for Finance & Economic Cooperation. Recently elected as deputy chairman of the OPDO, Worqneh is likely to replace Tedros Adhanom (PhD) from the TPLF as a Foreign Minister.

    It is a highly valued office in the federal government mostly held for 25 years by politicians from the TPLF, but recently seen a battleground for leaders from the OPDO and ANDM. Tedros is currently campaigning to serve as director of the World Health Organization (WHO), and would be the first African to hold such office if he gets elected in April 2017.

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  • Breaking news! New Cabinet in Ethiopia

    According to sources from prominent Ethiopian pro-government blogger, Daniel Berhane’s HornAffairs blog, the following reshuffle is expected.

    1/ Workneh Gebeyehu (PhD) (OPDO/EPRDF) – Minister of Foreign Affairs.
    2 / Abreham Tekesete (PhD) (TPLF/EPRDF) – Minister of Finance and Economic Cooperation.
    3/ Shiferaw Tekelemariam (PhD) (SPDM/EPRDF) – Minister of Education.

    4/ Eyasu Abraha (PhD) (TPLF/EPRDF) – Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resource Development.
    5/ Ahmed Shide (ESPDP) – Minister of Transport.
    6/ Negeri Lencho (PhD) (OPDO/EPRDF) – head of Government Communication Affairs Office (GCAO) with the rank of Minister.
    7/ Dr. Keseteberhan Admasu (SEPDM/EPRDF) – Minister of Youth and Sports.
    8/ Sheferaw Shegute (SEPDM/EPRDF) – head of the EPRDF secretariat.

     

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