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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

More than 100 dead in Ethiopia protests

Posted by Anup Baral August 9th, 2016 :
Dozens of people have been killed in a new wave of anti-government protests in the Ethiopian city of Bahir Dar. Two of the countries biggest ethnic groups in the states of Oromia and Amhara are leading the protests. Amnesty International says 30 people were killed in the wider Amhara region and another 67 died in violence in Oromia in central western Ethiopia. Oromo rights activist Hassen Hussein told Al Jazeera that the demonstrations could get more violent.
At least seven people have been killed during fresh clashes between police and anti-government protesters in western Ethiopia, where the unrest has reached the capital, Addis Ababa, for the first time. It was called by opposition groups from the Oromo ethnic group calling for release of political prisoners.

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.