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Article 27 (of Ethiopia's Constitution)
Right to Freedom of Religion, Belief and Opinion
1. Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. This right shall include the freedom to hold or to adopt a religion or belief of his choice, and the freedom, either individually or in fellowship with others, in public and private, to religion worship, observance and teaching.
2. Consistent with Article 90 sub-Article 2, believers may organize institutions of religious education and administration in order to propagate and establish their faith.Read more
3. No one shall be prohibited or constrained through coercion in the free choice of their beliefs.
4. Parents and guardians, on the basis of their beliefs, have the right to provide religious and moral education to their children.
5. Freedom to express or manifest one’s religion or belief may be subject only to such limitations as are prescribed by law and are necessary to protect public safety, order, health, education, morals or the fundamental rights and freedoms of others, and in order to guarantee the independence of government from religion.
BSB’s ‘Sky City’ is a 220-storey, 838m tower in Changsha, Hunan Province, with construction penciled to start in November 2012 and finish in January 2013.The project has reportedly received backing from the local authorities and is pending ‘final approval from the government’, according to information on the company’s website.BSB claims the secret to building fast lies in its use of its ‘modular technology’ which features ‘95% factory prefabrication at a five-storey per day construction speed’.This method was used in the company’s successful construction of a 30-storey hotel in 360 hours in December 2011, following its previous completion of a 15-storey building in six days.According to Bart Leclercq, head of structures Middle East for WSP - the engineering firm behind The Shard in London - prefabrication is certainly a concept that makes sense. “I absolutely love the idea that they are looking at ways to speed up construction.“To prefabricate, plan ahead and assemble units before they are hoisted into place and connected together - I think that’s innovative. You can see that happening more and more. I think that’s brilliant and I love the ambition.”He continues: “From an investor’s point of view they want to build this as quickly as possible. There are always booms and busts, so I imagine they really want to speed things up [before the next downturn].“BSB has got a lot of people thinking about prefabrication. It’s great because you are able to manufacture everything under good circumstances in factories. You can make sure the conditions are right, which is difficult on site. I think that is definitely the way forward.”Kevin Brass, public affairs manager and journal editor for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), also notes that prefabrication is a method worth exploring more. “There is a lot of innovation in tall building design. Prefabrication is not new but it is an idea worth examining to create an efficient building in more efficient timelines, with fewer materials and a lower cost. That is really worth taking a look at, especially in China, where there is a huge demand for tall buildings.”Yet Brass adds that building a super tall is very different from a mid-rise tower. “They [BSB] have certainly shown they can build quickly, but this new proposal is a different scale. The prefabrication process and the sheer quantity of materials necessary is a real challenge. A small building doesn’t prove that they can build at that height.”Leclercq agrees: “By trial and error they have established that this is quite possible. But don’t forget, this is a 220-storey tower - this is no joke.”After thoroughly scrutinising the details of the Sky City ‘blueprint’ document on BSB’s website, Leclercq highlights the absence of a wind load strategy. He continues: “What I find strange is they are talking about safety and ‘magnitude nine earthquake resistance’.“But anyone designing a tall building will know that once you go over 30 or 35 storeys, earthquake is not the governing load - it’s wind. Especially when you are talking about a building this kind of shape.“You are talking about an enormous wind load. This document makes no mention of wind. There will be an enormous horizontal load all the way to the bottom of the tower.”CTBUH’s Brass concurs: “There are forces working on a building that tall, including the wind. It is not a minor thing at that height.”Leclercq continues: “By just using these simple units all put together, you’re not going to get enough stiffness; this building will have an enormous storey drift and it will sway. It would be interesting to see their concept for the structure and how they are going to deal with the stiffness, the strength and the size of the columns.“As you go down the structure, the building will have to carry the enormous load of an almost one-kilometre high tower on top of it. You need big structural elements to deal with that. If it got built I don’t think I would feel safe in this tower, unless I had a really good understanding of how they put it all together.” Read more
በአፉር ክልል በዳዌ ወረዳ ከጁምአ ሰላት ቡሀላ ህዝበ ሙስሊሙ በዳዌ መስጂድ በከፍተኛ ሁኔታRead moreበተክቢራ ተቃዉሟቸዉን ሲያሰሙ እንደነበር የአካባቢዉ ምንጮች አስታወቁ:: በመስጂዱ
እጅግ በርካታ ሙስሊም የተገኘ ሲሆን መብታችን ይከበር የመረጥናቸዉኮሚቴዎቻችን እና ወንድሞቻችን ከእስር
ይፈቱልን በማለት ተቃዉሟቸዉን
ማሰማታቸዉን ምንጮች ዘግበዎል::
በተጨማሪም የወረዳዉ ሙስሊሞች
በኢትዮጲያ ሙስሊሞች ላይ እየደረሰ ያለዉን
መከራ አላህ እንዲያስቆም ዱአ አድርገዎል::
SEATTLE - Longtime Seattle resident Sheik Mohamed Hussein Mohamed, "aka" sheik Jamal of Seattle, died suddenly on July 19 in Ethiopia and relatives feared he was killed. Following is a report by friends of the deceased elder:
Sheik Jamal left Seattle on July 17 , 2012 for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to spend Ramadan with his significant others back home. He safely arrived at Bole International airport on July 19, 2012 at 7:45 AM.
Sheik Jamal left Addis for Galamso town in the Eastern part of the country. He rented a private mini bus and left Addis same day. Our sources further confirmed that there were only three people inside the mini bus: the deceased, the driver and an assistant driver. A few miles away from their destination, the driver and his assistant brought the dead body of Sheik Jamal to Galamso hospital. They said: "He passed away due to abrupt "heart attack"."
As soon as we heard the rumors of his death, we contacted the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa and informed them about the death of a U.S citizen. The embassy officials and Galamso town police ordered Sheik Jamal's body be transferred over to Addis Ababa Menelik Hospital for autopsy. Here, we confirmed from close family members that sheik Jamal suffered broken nose, scratches around his neck and other parts of his body. We further learned that there was a police officer who was riding with them beside the driver and his assistant. We learned that the driver and his assistant are under Galamso town police custody. The police officer who was believed to be riding with them is not arrested for unexplained reason. The hospital told family members that the autopsy resulted will be issued in two weeks and the honorable sheik's body was transported bac
Our community members in Seattle are heart-broken due to this tragedy. We are appealing to all concerned authorities, media outlets and human rights advocates in order to pass around this news and take the initiative of reaching out to the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, the office of Washington State senators and Ethiopian Police commission in order to figure out the legitimate cause of Sheik Jamal's unfortunate death.
The deceased Sheik was among active organizers and participants a recent Seattle Ethiopian Muslims demonstration
against the Assassa town massacre of innocent civilians.
Nege J:umua be U.A.E yeminoru Ethiopian muslimoch ethiopia wust Muslimoch lay betekesetew talak ye mengist chekona ena gife betemeleket talak wuyiyit indemidereg Billal Tube yanaegagerachew yesebisebaw teriwoch gelisewal , bezihm lay akilew indegelesut ye akuwam megelecha endemisetu yitebekal. ye Billal tube zegabim sibisebaw lay bemegegnet mulu zegebawun yakeribal inshaallah. Read more
“While the government claims that Meles will resume his duties soon, most people believe that the regime is just buying time for orderly succession.” Read more