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# Announcement

Sat 20 Mar 2021

At this point, we have decided to streamline content from two more countries in East/North Africa. Now that we know you can read any of the tweet content in your language using the google chrome extension, it is only fair to include more countries with a strong relationship in the region.
 
If you haven't tried translating the contents of mirtoch to Amharic, Ksuahili, Somali, and French so far, please go back to the previous post and follow the direction. 
 
Regards,




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# Announcement
Sat 20 Mar 2021

# 7. Easily Translate MIRTOCH to 119 International Languages
Wed 17 Mar 2021

# 6. The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
Tue 09 Mar 2021

# Announcement
Fri 05 Mar 2021

# 5. Five reasons why you should use these features every time you visit Mirtoch
Sat 27 Feb 2021

# 4. Mirtoch focus Area
Wed 24 Feb 2021

# 3. Verify profiles Easily with Twitter
Fri 12 Feb 2021

# 2. How to register business in East Africa
Sun 07 Feb 2021

# 1. Direction to Spot Fake News
Sat 23 Jan 2021




# 7. Easily Translate MIRTOCH to 119 International Languages

Wed 17 Mar 2021

By now, you are aware most websites offer some aspect of language translation options from the default website (text) language to the local or preferred language. With chrome browser, click the three dots on the top right corner and select translate. Make sure to refresh the page after adding the new extension. If you don't have that option, add the google translator extension and you can read this publication in many languages as we speak. In social media, Twitter and Facebook or our own Mirtoch.com website use the most common translation options for a global list of languages provided by google translator API. Here are some examples for you to compare. 

The difficulty comes to figuring out sentence structure for different languages. For example, "Today is Thursday" can be written in Amharic(Ethiopia) as "ዛሬ ሓሙስ ነው". CurrenThursday translator API might get picked up as "Today Thursday is." The difficulty rating goes greater for longer sentences with uncommon vocabularies. Not…


# 6. The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Tue 09 Mar 2021

For the past decade, The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam has been part of the business, patriotic and political conversation mainly in East Africa and some parts of the world. The project started in 2011 and a decade later, it's almost coming to completion. The dam is very expensive to build but with vast economical impact on Ethiopia and the region. 
 
The ህዳሴ team has started webinars to get ingaiged with the public for the next two months. You can watch daily briefing on how the Grand Renaissance dam impacts communities and countries.
 
1. Weekly scheduled webinar from March 9 to April 29, 2021
 
2. The Ethiopian Embassy website "GERD Fund"
 
Two months full of webinars to get informed, know what is at stake and ask lots of questions. 
Thank you,
 
The image below is borrowed from the webinar link.

6th Nile Basin Development Forum (NBDF)

 


# Announcement

Fri 05 Mar 2021

Dear all,

 

We are aware that, Mirtoch.com is a bit slow for mobile users than desktop or tablet.

Thanks for being patient while we sort this out and implement a workable solution.

 

While we work on fixes for the issue, keep us in your thoughts, think about volunteering,

tell someone about Mirtoch, share the link, or contact us if you have questions. 

 

Given the progress we’ve made in the last three months, our relationship is valuable to us.

Therefore we never want our errors to set you off track. 

 

Hopefully you found value in Mirtoch thus far. If not, let us know what worked for you.

 

Thank you


# 5. Five reasons why you should use these features every time you visit Mirtoch

Sat 27 Feb 2021

Share

You can share any publication via Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, or download it for your local copy. In case you haven't signed in, copy the link and share it with your contacts as preferred. For Twitter users specifically, you can click on Like, retweet or Tweet using the buttons shown at the bottom of each tweet. You can also click on the user profile icon and go directly to the user profile on Twitter. 

 

 

Countries

Currently, Mirtoch.com streams content from 8 of the East African countries. By default, you see updates from Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Uganda. Most of these countries have a strong social media presence where you will find plenty of updates from Local Businesses, Government Media, and Political Parties. 
 
Since most people like to focus on one specific country, after you make your first country choice, the choice stays as the default until you decide to change it. We recommend chang…


# 4. Mirtoch focus Area

Wed 24 Feb 2021

 
 
The best way to use Mirtoch.com efficiently is by adding the page as an app icon on your mobile device as well as bookmarking it to your desktop or laptop. 


# 3. Verify profiles Easily with Twitter

Fri 12 Feb 2021

Now that Mirtoch 2.0 is live and operational, you should verify the profiles shown and understand. We have already made careful considerations when selecting profiles already. Now it's your turn to let us know what you think about the Profiles. 


# 2. How to register business in East Africa

Sun 07 Feb 2021

So, you decided to start a business in Africa, have the right idea, know where to locate your business, picked up a catchy name, and ready to move with a one-way plane ticket. To start with, congratulations, you have taken the first step to own your business and become your boss.

 

Before you hop on your plane and figure out how to register your business in your chosen country, most of these East African countries have online business registration resources that you can start from where you are now. Refer to the resources at the end and get started right now. For a diaspora, doing business in Africa might present additional challenges, so do your best to get started today using the links below.

 

We also encourage you to bookmark Mirtoch , Add to Home Page (iPhone) or Add to Home Page (Android) and follow tweets from various business tweeter advisers, agency or economists right here on Mirtoch. Go further and contact some of the profiles for further resources on Twi…


# 1. Direction to Spot Fake News

Sat 23 Jan 2021

1. CONSIDER THE SOURCE

Click away from the story to investigate the site, its mission and its contact info.

2. READ BEYOND
Headlines can be outrageous in an effort to get clicks. What’s the whole story?
 
3. CHECK THE AUTHOR
Do a quick search on the author. Are they credible? Are they real?
 
4. SUPPORTING SOURCES?
Click on those links. Determine if the info given actually supports the story.
 
5. CHECK THE DATE
Reposting old news stories doesn’t mean they’re relevant to current events.
 
6. IS IT A JOKE?
If it is too outlandish, it might be satire. Research the site and author to be sure.
 
7. CHECK YOUR BIASES
Consider if your own beliefs could affect your judgement.
 
8. ASK THE EXPERTS
Ask a librarian, or consult a fact-checking site
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