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  • U.S Embassy in Addis Ababa issued a statement

    U.S Embassy in Addis Ababa issued a statement about some of the news that were circulating in social media.

    We have seen questions on Facebook about a quota system for Ethiopian visa applicants.

    Last week, the President of the United States initiated a review of national security procedures which applies to visitors and potential immigrants from seven countries. Ethiopia is not among those seven countries and Ethiopian citizens are not addressed nor affected by the President’s executive order.

    The U.S. Government remains committed to facilitating legitimate travel for international visitors. In fact, in 2016, the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa issued more than 18,000 non-immigrant visas, with the majority to Ethiopian applicants.

    For more information on the recent Executive Order or on the application process for U.S. visas:

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  • 100 USA Visas per Year for Ethiopia. Donald Trump Signs Executive Order

    The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has signed an executive order placing a quota on the number of visas to be issued by the United States Embassy in Addis Ababa to Ethiopians.

    The executiveorder, which bans seven countries from visiting the United States granted Ethiopia only 100 visas per year. This means that the embassy is entitled to issue visas to only 100 lucky applicants yearly until may be a new government takes over to make changes to such laws.

    Also, Ethiopians who hold dual nationality will be banned from entering the United States if their other passport is from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen — the seven Muslim-majority countries “of concern”.
    A lot of attention has been on the temporary visa ban on citizens of the seven Muslim-majority countries, but the impact on Ethiopians is far more than previously thought.

    United States visas to the lucky 100 people would be valid for only three months as a clause in the order requires reciprocity.

    Section 9 of the Executive Order states: “The Secretary of State shall review all nonimmigrant visa reciprocity agreements to ensure that they are, with respect to each visa classification, truly reciprocal insofar as practicable with respect to validity period and fees, as required by sections 221(c) and 281 of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1201(c) and 1351, and other treatment. If a country does not treat United States nationals seeking nonimmigrant visas in a reciprocal manner, the Secretary of State shall adjust the visa validity period, fee schedule, or other treatment to match the treatment of United States nationals by the foreign country, to the extent practicable…”

    Given that the Trump order takes immediate effect, Ethiopians holding valid long term US visa are most likely to be affected.

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  • Hundreds of Deportees from US Stuck at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport

    Awramba Times (Addis Ababa) – Hundreds of deportees from several airports across the United States have stuck at Ethiopia’s Bole International Airport, media reports disclosed. The deportees were sent back to Ethiopia after the newly elected U.S President Donald Trump banned entry to the United States from seven countries.

    It is not yet clear why those passengers said to be of Somali, Sudanese and Yemeni origins preferred Ethiopia to be their destination and staying at the departure terminal of Bole Airport.

    Ethiopia’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Workineh Gebyehu refused to comment on the matter saying “I have no information on the matter” Ethio-News flash, an online media outlet allegedly funded by the ministry of foreign affairs, on its part reported that some of the deportees are about to file lawsuits against the Trump administration.

    Simon Sandoval-Moshenberg, is filing charges against the U.S government, representing two Yemeni brothers who were deported from Dulles International Airport and forced to sign a document relinquishing their green cards.

    “I am informed that there are a ton of returnees from airports all over the US, at Addis Ababa Intl, and the Ethiopian government is telling them they have only one more day to stay before it kicks them all out back to the countries they originally came from,” Simon Sandoval-Moshenberg was quoted as saying by ethio-news flash.

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  • How To Use Carrots For Extreme Hair Growth/Super Long and Strong Thick Hair/ Hair Growth Treatment


    I will show you an amazing extreme hair growth secret promote hair growth, Long hair, Silky hair, Shiny Hair, Smooth Hair.

    We know that carrots are good for heath, but did you know that they are also good for hair growth? Carrots are known to add thickness to hair and make hair grow faster.

    Carrots are filled with nutrients and vitamins like Vitamin A, K, C, B6, B1, B3, B2, fibre, potassium, phosphorous etc which are good for health, skin and hair.

    1) Carrots stimulates hair growth
    2) Carrots make hair silky-smooth texture
    3) Carrots improve blood circulation
    4) They strengthen hair
    5) They also prevent breakage of hair and hair fall
    6) Carrots protect hair from external damages like 
    pollution, weather etc.


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  • Benefits of Garlic Eaten Daily



     To get all the benefits from eating garlic, if you plan to cook it you should chop it and let it sit for a moment first. This allows the allicin to be released so it’s not destroyed during the cooking process

    “Garlic keeps the doctor away.” That old saying couldn’t be more true. Plenty ofresearch affirms the benefits of garlic…and every new study finds even more benefits!
    Numerous civilizations have used garlic for centuries (it was even recommended by Hippocrates, the father of medicine), and it’s very good for human health. Recent studies have indicated that eating four cloves of garlic a day can help prevent a variety of diseases.
    Garlic, an ancient superfood
    While they didn’t know specifics, the ancient Greeks used garlic for its medicinal qualities.
    Garlic belongs to the allium family (the same as onions and leeks) and contains a compound known as allicin, which improves overall health when consumed regularly. Allicin is also responsible for garlic’s signature smell.
    In addition, garlic contains manganese, vitamins B6 and C, selenium, and fiber. It contains few calories but plenty of protein.
    Benefits of garlic
    Eating a few cloves of garlic a day can help you in the following ways:
    Prevent Alzheimer’s disease
    This also goes for other degenerative diseases like dementia. This common ingredient contains antioxidants that prevent the negative effects of free radicals.
    Other benefits of garlic are that it protects against pH problems and boosts the number of enzymatic “cleansers” which help purify your bloodstream.
    Lower cholesterol
    Garlic is recommended for people who have high levels of “bad” cholesterol (LDL), as well as people who have a history of heart disease or heart attacks.
    It can help prevent future heart disease, stroke, heart attacks, and high blood pressure.
    Fight viruses
    Garlic can help quickly alleviate a cold or a sore throat. The duration of most symptoms can be reduced by up to 70%.
    If you’re vulnerable to changes in the weather or get sick a lot in winter, don’t hesitate to consume garlic on a regular basis.
    Promote detox
    Heavy metals and other toxins build up in your body thanks to the food you eat or exposure to environmental contaminants. These can be eliminated with the consumption of sulfur…one of the components in garlic!
    Studies of employees exposed to lead while working in a battery factory revealed that consuming garlic decreased the amount of this heavy metal by nearly 20%. This leads to fewer headaches and fewer absences due to illness.
    Improve bone health
    For women who have reached menopause, another one of the benefits of garlic is that it can reduce some of the common difficulties with weakened bones. It affects how the body metabolizes estrogen, which could be an explanation for this unusual discovery.
    Improve physical performance
    For centuries garlic has been used to combat fatigue and increase physical productivity. For example, the Olympians of ancient Greece ate garlic before a competition.
    Garlic contributes to both physical and mental performance.
    Other benefits of garlic
    In addition to everything we’ve described above, here are some additional reasons you should choose garlic:
    • It thins the blood
    • It prevents cancers of the stomach, esophagus, and colon
    • It improves joint health (for example, in people with arthritis)
    • It opens the lungs
    • It helps avoid kidney or urinary tract problems
    • It helps optimal liver function
    • It fights constipation
    • It eliminates parasites
    • It balances blood sugar levels
    • It helps treat herpes and eczema
    • It reduces anxiety and calms the nerves
    • It reduces uric acid levels, which can lead to gout and rheumatism
    • It helps treat varicose veins
    Raw or cooked garlic?
    Some studies indicate that in order to take advantage of all the benefits of garlic it should be consumed directly from the bulb – that is, uncooked.
    But other studies claim that if garlic is cooked in a certain manner it’s a better way to absorb its nutrients.
    Garlic contains a lot of compounds. Some of them are active in the raw state and others need heat to “activate.” When you’re consuming garlic to prevent cancer, for example, it’s recommended to cook it.
    One technique that prevents the loss of most nutrients if you’re planning to cook garlic is to first chop it and let it sit for 45 minutes. This activates the allicin and keeps it from being destroyed when you cook it. This means that you get the same benefits whether you eat it raw or cooked.

    Source:New Live in the World

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