Dire Dawa is set to host guests for the annual King’s Festival of Kulbi Gabriel.
Dire Dawa administration and people are ready to welcome guests, including members of the Diaspora, to the Kulbi Gabriel Annual King’s Festival.
In a statement, the Mayor of Dire Dawa, Dr. Juhar, said the administration and the people of Dire Dawa, friends, Diaspora and other guests who come to Kulbi Gabriel’s annual King’s Festival will be warmly welcomed.
Dire Dawa Police Commissioner Alemu Magra on his part; Security forces said they were more than ever prepared for this year’s Kulbi Gabriel Annual King’s Peace Festival.
He said Dire Dawa, Harari, East and West Hararge zones, federal police, militia and national security are working together to maintain peace and security during the festival.
Commissioner Alemu also called on the public to treat foreign visitors and guests from various parts of Ethiopia for the festival, according to ENA.
Parishioners, tourists, ambassadors and Diaspora are expected to attend the King’s Day celebrations in Kulbi Gabriel on December 29.
Journalist and author Tesfaye Gebreab has passed away.
Prominent journalist and author Tesfaye Gebreab has died at the age of 53, his family has told the BBC.
Tesfaye Gebreab has been ill for months and has been receiving medical treatment in the Kenyan capital. He passed away on Friday afternoon, December 15, 2014.
Tesfaye, best known for his literary works, was born on August 22, 1960, in Bischofswerda, some 40 kilometers east of Addis Ababa to his Eritrean family.
His family originated in Eritrea and came to the interior of Eritrea, where they lived for years and had children.
Tesfaye says that he has a strong love for literature and has been in contact with many prominent Ethiopian writers since he was a teenager.
Shortly after his recruitment and training in the army at the end of the Derg regime, the military government collapsed and he returned to Addis Ababa with the EPRDF to work as a journalist.