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  • 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: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html

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  • Footballer drops DEAD on pitch shortly after scoring goal in Tanzania

    Horrific moment footballer, 19, drops DEAD on the pitch shortly after scoring a goal and celebrating with elaborate dancing

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    A horrifying video shows the moment a 19-year-old professional footballer died suddenly on the pitch, just minutes after scoring for his team and celebrating with an elaborate dance routine.

    Despite frantic efforts to save Ismail Mrisho Khalfan, the teenager was declared dead before he reached hospital.

    Khalfan was playing for Tanzanian club Mbao FC’s under 20 team when the tragedy happened.

    It is thought he suffered a heart attack after a routine tackle.

    He was seen rolling onto his back after going to ground, and the referee stopped the match after realising there was something seriously wrong.

    Team paramedics lifted his legs to keep the flow of blood to his heart.

    Just minutes earlier, he had opened the scoring in a match against hosts Mwadui FC, in the Kagera region of north west Tanzania.

    Delighted teammates joined him in doing a ‘worm dance’.

    He was rushed to the Bukoba Regional Government Hospital after the sickening incident, but was pronounced dead on arrival.

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  • Inside a Trump Chinese shoe factory: 100,000 pairs of footwear branded with Ivanka’s name have been made at huge facility (but now it’s moving to Africa!)

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    • Donald Trump has railed at politicians for allowing US manufacturing jobs to be moved abroad to China
    • But 100,000 pairs of shoes bearing his daughter Ivanka’s name have been made in Dongguan, China
    • The Huajian company is now moving production to Africa because labor there is evencheaper
    • It can employ five Ethiopians at its factory near Addis Ababa for the price of one Chinese worker

    Donald Trump has pledged to bring long-lost American manufacturing jobs back from China.

    But he may be too late – even for products that bear his family name.

    A Chinese company that makes shoes for his daughter’s fashion line is moving production to Africa, where labor is much cheaper.

    Workers on a production line at the Huajian factory in Dongguan, southern China, where Ivanka Trump-branded shoes have been made over the years

    Night-shift workers at the Huajian shoe factory, where about 100,000 pairs of Ivanka Trump-branded shoes have been made over the years, in Dongguan, south China

    The billionaire tycoon has frequently accused China of stealing US jobs through unfair trade practices and currency manipulation, while simultaneously relying on the country to make Trump-branded goods.

     

    But the kind of work that goes into making such products may never return to America, says the president of major footwear producer Huajian Group.

    Zhang Huarong, speaking in his office in the southern factory hub of Dongguan, said: ‘Some manufacturers can’t even survive in China any more.’

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