Despite Fast Growth, Ethiopia Still Plagued by Poverty
Ethiopia has one of the fastest growing economies in the world, but remains one of the poorest countries at the same time, read more .....
DV Lottery 2014 Registration is starting October 2, 2012
2014 DV Lottery registration is starting on October 2, 2012. The U.S. Department of State has announced that it will launch its annual DV Lottery Diversity Immigrant Visa Program DV-2014 on October 2....
Ethiopia grouped with Nigeria, Zambia and Burkina Faso
The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations draw was already made. The 16 qualified teams now know their fate and have been drawn into four groups of four teams. Read more… ...
PM HaileMariam is assuming Chairmanship of AU
According to Mr Dina, the decision that Ethiopia would hold the organisation’s top job this year was taken two years ago, when it would have been expected that the late prime minister Meles Zenawi would have assumed the role. Read more…
Wife of minister accused in terrorism conspiracy
Habiba Mohammed, wife of former Minister for the Civil Service Junedin Sado, was one of 29 Muslim activists accused of criminal conspiracy to commit unspecified acts of terrorism Read more…
From Civil Engineer to Cab Driver
"I started driving a cab because … after I graduated in 2008 with an MBA I couldn't find a job," he says. Read more...,...
Fresno Man Arrested in 28 Year Old Cold Case Murder
On January 18, 1985, a passerby found the body of the dead woman in the dumpster to the rear of the Bailey Park Plaza and Safeway shopping center at 570 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, and reported it to police. Eventually the deceased was identified as 21-year old Girmai, who was known to frequent the San Jose area. Read more…
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
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Friday, November 26, 2010
Ethiopian Prime Minister was early this week quoted by Reuters news agency as saying that Egypt could not win a war with Ethiopia, hence Cairo's strategy to support rebel groups to destabilise the neighbouring state. Mr Meles termed the alleged move unfortunate as there were efforts to ensure equitable sharing of the Nile waters.
Ethiopian Government spokesman Shimeles Kemal told the Africa Review that Addis had concrete evidence on Egyptian covert support to armed rebel groups.We will give the details at the right time, Mr Shimeles said. Intelligence sources within the Ethiopian Government also hinted that Addis was preparing to make public its evidence against Egypt. The sources claimed that Ethiopia's arch-foe Eritrea, was helping Egypt to reach the rebel groups. Source (AFRICA REVIEW)
Thursday, November 25, 2010
France Telecom (FT), the French telecom company, which contested to manage the Ethiopian Telecommunication Corporation (ETC), will take over the management of the country’s sole telecom provider as of Friday, November 26. Accordingly, FT will manage, ETC (what will in months be renamed to Ethio-Telecom) for two years before assigning the job back to the Ethiopians. Subsequently, Amare Amsalu, who has been serving as the CEO of ETC for the last four years (with a total of 15 years work at the corporation), has officially left office. Source (Reporter)
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
It said to be able to vote in January 2011, Southern Sudanese people must register in advance. It said registration is underway in Addis Ababa city as well as in Gambella and Asossa towns of Ethiopia from 15 November to 01 December 2010. The referendum centers are open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Saturday and from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm Sundays. Only eligible Southern Sudanese people will be allowed to register and vote. Actual polling will take place at the same centers from 09 to 15 January 2011. Source ( NewsDire)
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010
When Gebrselassie, 37, started hobbling on the downhill of the Queensboro Bridge, the tendinitis in his right knee proving too excruciating for him to continue, he turned to Gebremariam, 26 , Ethiopia’s future, sitting just off the lead. “You have to move,” Gebremariam recalled Gebrselassie saying to him at that moment. “You have to reach them.” Gebreselasse then drooped out of the race and later, abruptly retired from the sport. Gebremariam, meanwhile, secured his own spot in history, catching the leaders at Mile 17. He ran effortlessly alone in the final two miles in Central Park, capturing the New York City Marathon in 2 hours 8 minutes 14 seconds. “I can’t believe it,” Gebremariam said, beaming. “I am just so happy. It’s my first marathon, and I am No. 1 here.” Read more…
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Ethiopian distance running legend Haile Gebrselassie has shocked the world of athletics by announcing his retirement. The 37-year-old dropped out of Sunday's New York City marathon with a knee injury then told reporters he had run his last race. "I never think about to retire. But for the first time, this is the day," he said. "Let me stop and do other work after this." Gebrselassie, a two-time Olympic 10,000 meters champion, is the world marathon record holder after setting a time of two hours three minutes 59 seconds in Berlin in 2008. He was the star attraction in New York, but pulled out in obvious pain on the Queensboro Bridge while in the leading group at 16 miles. "I don't want to complain anymore after this, which means it's better to stop here," he said.to his twitter blog that he was struggling with a knee problem, but gave no hint he would quit the sport. His compatriot Gebre Gebremariam triumphed on his marathon debut to win in two hours eight minutes and 14 seconds. The 2009 cross-country world champion pulled clear of Kenya's Emmanuel Mutai in the closing stages. Another Kenyan, Moses Kigen Kipkosgei, was third. Kenya's Edna Kiplagat claimed her first major marathon title as she took the women's race. Source ( CNN)
Chief of Mission, Thijs Berman, stated that the report would be released in Brussels, the capital of Belgium, because the Ethiopian government asked the mission not to do so in Addis Ababa. 'I will release the Final Report in Brussels, on Nov.8... The Government of Ethiopia has refused us access to Addis Ababa to present the report there,' he said in an email to journalists in the Ethiopian capital. The Mission's preliminary report in May categorized the elections as below international standards, leading to a fierce dispute between the Ethiopian government and the Mission. Many believe this has led to the over five-month delay in releasing the final report. The preliminary report stated that the pre-elections period in Ethiopia were characterized by narrow political landscape that favored the ruling Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). According to the report, the opposition didn't have access to public media while EPRDF used public media and resources for party purposes, including campaigning and soliciting members and supporters. Human Rights Watch and few western governments have also criticized the May elections they said were held in an environment of harassment and intimidation against opposition members and supporters. Following the announcement of the results by the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia that declared EPRDF winner with won over 99 percent of the seats both in the federal parliament and regional councils, various opposition parties filed complaints requesting a rerun only to be rejected by the Board and the country's Supreme Court. Ethiopia's Prime Minister then formed his new government in October with some new faces in key positions and new ministries created while some have been restructured. Source ( Ethiofact)
Officials from both sides of Sudan and the international community began talks in the Ethiopian capital yesterday aimed at agreeing a frontier ahead of a referendum on independence for the south. “There are just 66 days to go before the referendum in southern Sudan, and nine days before the registration of the voters will begin. There is no time to waste,” Ramtane Lamamra, the African Union’s top peace and security official, said. In a planned ballot already beset by logistical problems, voters in the south are set to decide on January 9 whether to opt for secession or stay in a united Sudan. The referendum in southern Sudan and the oil-rich Abyei region straddling north and south are part of a 2005 peace deal that ended a two-decade-old civil war in Sudan which left an estimated two million dead. Plans for the referendum have been dogged by disagreements, in particular on the demarcation of the proposed border between north and south, the status of disputed Abyei, and security issues. Neither Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir nor Salva Kiir, the southern leader, attended the meeting. Source (Sunday Nations)