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  • The Unbeaten Runner Ethiopian Getnet Wale: He may fall but did it on third Amos Kirui kept Kenya’s perfect U20 World

    Championships streak in the 3000m Steeplechase alive for the 15th* consecutive edition, but his victory didn’t come until after one of the week’s most ferociously entertaining contests on the track.

    As expected, he and teammate Vincent Kipyegon Ruto, the reigning world U18 champion, controlled the pace for most of the race, taking turns with the lead for the first two kilometres, Kirui bringing the field through the first 1000 metres in 2:51.39 and Ruto through 2000 metres in 5:35.00.

    With three laps remaining, was essentially a four-man race for the medals, with Ethiopian Getnet Wale and Eritrean Yemane Haileselassie joining the Kenyan pair in the hunt.

    Shadowing the pair closest, Wale looked to be in strong position to make his move over the final lap – until he reached the water jump on the penultimate lap. Coming off the barrier, he slipped and tumbled as he tried to leave the water pit, seemingly tripping his way out of contention.
    While he recovered, Haileselassie moved past him and into third, off on a solo chase of the Kenyan duo.

    But Wale wasn’t finished. He quickly made up ground, fighting his way back into contact with the leaders as they approached the last bend for the final time. Momentum appeared to be on his side as they approached the water jump where Wale, just about the pass Ruto, fell once again in nearly the identical spot.

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  • Turkey alleged the presence of the Gulen movement in Ethiopia

    In an exclusive interview with The Reporter newspaper, Turkish Ambassador to Ethiopia, Fatih Ulusoy, has said that there are elements of the Fethulah Gulen Movement that operate in Ethiopia and that the Turkish authorities have informed the Ethiopian government about the linked group’s operations here. When asked whether groups or individuals linked have institutional set up here, the ambassador said: “They have schools.

    They have businesses running here. They are not limited to Addis. They remain active in other cities. Once again, I like to confirm that we will share relevant information we have with Ethiopian officials on this issue.” Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has accused Fethulah Gulen of orchestrating the recent coup that claimed the lives of hundreds of people and was later put down.

    DireTube has understood that Gulen’s high- ranking representatives and the man himself were in Ethiopia in 2012 to take part at the ‘Africa Dialogue Forum’ that was organized by the AU in Addis Ababa. Sources said Mr. Gulen himself made a presentation about ‘the contribution of the Hizmet movement to global peace’ at a meeting held inside the ECA here in Addis.

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  • Ethiopia suspends medicine import from 11 Egyptian manufacturers

    Al-Masry Al-Youm

    The Ethiopian Health Ministry has suspended the importation of pharmaceuticals from 11 Egyptian manufacturers following a visit to Egypt that indicated the factories did not meet Ethiopian health standards. 

    A delegation from the Ethiopian Ministry inspected 13 companies and found that in 11 cases, prescribed rules were not being applied to the production of pharmaceuticals. 

    The result of the inspection has severe implications for Egyptian companies that rely on exports, said the head of Export Council for Medical Industries, Maged George. He indicated that most of the companies are not solely reliant on Ethiopian trade, exporting to 15 countries in total.   

    A committee has been formed, including members of the export council and the companies affected by the decision, in order to collect data on the Ethiopian market, medicines that are in demand, and the manufacturers currently operating there, George said.

    An urgent meeting will be held soon with the Ethiopian ambassador to Cairo to tackle the crisis and find solutions for the penalized companies.

    The exports council, according to George, is mulling establishing a holding company to establish pharmaceuticals factories outside Egypt, or to place offices abroad to market the Egyptian pharmaceutical industry. 

    Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

    Source: IE

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