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  • CONGRATULATIONS DV-2017 Results to be Announced Today!



    Diversity Visa is indeed one of the easiest and cheapest ways to obtain permanent residency known as Green Card in the United States. The congressionally mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program is administered annually by the Department of State. Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides for a class of immigrants known as “diversity immigrants” from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States.

    According to the U.S. Department of State, DV-2017 Entrants may enter their confirmation information through E-DV website starting at noon (EDT) on May 3, 2016. Click Here to Look for your Status...https://www.dvlottery.state.gov/ESC/



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  • Ethiopia's army is trying to rescue 108 women and children abducted in a cross-border raid in the western Gambella region, the government says.

    It blamed Friday's raid, in which 208 people died, on the Murle community from neighbouring South Sudan.
    The government said the army had killed 60 of those who carried out the attack.
    The Murle have previously been accused of carrying out cattle raids and stealing children to raise as their own.
    A mother whose husband was killed and three of her children abducted by the attackers told the BBC that she has no hope of seeing her children again.

    A map showing Gambella province in west Ethiopia
    "I don't know if they were killed during the crossfire," Chol Malual said. "The fighting was intense and if they survived, they will be probably be killed by the Murles."
    Meanwhile, additional medical personnel have been sent from the capital Addis Ababa to help treat dozens of people who were injured during the attack.
    "We have treated 82 patients," a medic in the Gambella region told the BBC, "most suffering from bullet wounds to the chest, abdomen or head.
    "We feel insecure here and would like the government to deploy security guards in the more dangerous areas."
    Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said in an address to the nation on Sunday that Ethiopia was seeking permission to cross the border for a joint military operation with South Sudan.

    Mr Hailemariam said neither South Sudan's army nor rebel forces were involved in Friday's attack.
    The prime minister added that "primitive and destructive forces kill people here at various times by moving from place to place".
    The targets of the raid were members of the Nuer ethnic group who live in both South Sudan and Ethiopia, the AFP news agency reports.

    Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-36071090

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  • Ethiopia Told to Do Extensive Doping Tests or Face IAAF Ban

    By ELIAS MESERET, ASSOCIATED PRESS) Ethiopian track and field officials say they have been instructed to carry out extensive doping tests by November or face a ban.

    Ethiopia team doctor Ayalew Tilahun says they will attempt to test between 150 and 200 athletes. Results must be provided to the World Anti-Doping Agency and the IAAF.

    Ethiopian Athletics Federation head Alebachew Nigussie says there is no threat of a ban from this year's Olympics.

    IAAF President Sebastian Coe last month identified Ethiopia as one of five countries with an anti-doping program in "critical care."

    Following major doping scandals in Kenya, Ethiopia last month suspended three runners for doping and is investigating at least another three.

    Ayalew says WADA officials will visit Ethiopia on June 3. Coe is also expected to visit around that time.


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