Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

Travel groups pour into open-for-business Africa

Friday, March 9th, 2012

* China, Middle East-led investment * Hotel chains eye oil hot spots for new sites * Ethiopian Airlines sees greater competition BERLIN, March 9 (Reuters) - The world's big hotel chains and airlines are rushing to serve new corporate customers in Africa, as Chinese and Middle East investment boosts business interest in the resource-rich ...

Indian IT major working on Ethiopian project

Friday, December 30th, 2011

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA: An Indian IT major is assisting the Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority (ERCA) transform its valuation methodology to a transaction cost system from a minimum price setting system to prevent under-invoicing.

“Awramba Times”: More powerful than…

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets,” fretted Napoleon Bonaparte, dictator of France, as he summed up his determination to crush that country’s independent press. For dictator Meles Zenawi, Awramba Times, the tip of the spear of press freedom in Ethiopia, is more to be ...

Why is Ethiopia poor?

Monday, November 28th, 2011

First, Why is Africa Poor?  George Ayittey, the renowned Ghanaian economist and president of the Free Africa Foundation swears that “Africa is poor because she is not free”. Like Ayittey, Robert Guest, business editor for The Economist, in his book The Shackled Continent (2004), declares that "Africans are poor because they are poorly ...

Ethio­pian heritage camp in Va. offers tradition, togetherness to adopted African kids and their families

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

At a rustic summer camp in Virginia’s Shenandoah Mountains, wedged between a monster water park and a Golden Corral restaurant, a raucous, Ethiopian feast unspooled and 9-year-old Mati found her groove at last. There was a pony, an African marketplace and piles of injera bread. There was a drumbeat that grew ...

Australia offers 1,000 scholarships for African students

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

The Australian government on Thursday announced the award of 1000 scholarships for African students as from 2013.

Ethiopian Heritage College Scholarship Offered for Fourth Consecutive Year

Friday, January 28th, 2011

The Ethiopian Heritage College Scholarship Fund is now encouraging Washington, DC metro area students graduating high school to apply submit applications for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Ethiopia gets ICT association

Friday, January 28th, 2011

An ICT association has been created in Ethiopia following the management of the former Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation being outsourced to France Telecom, reports News Dire.

Students Hope to Boost Ethiopian Economy with Wine

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Last summer, six MBA students from Emory’s Goizueta Business School concluded that Ethiopians could potentially stimulate their economy through the production of high-quality grapes and wines if given proper funding and manpower.

Third of immigrant youth report trouble in Israeli schools

Monday, September 20th, 2010

According to a new study, one-third of immigrant students report being humiliated or insulted at least once due to their ethnic background. By Or Kashti About one-third of immigrant youths report having at least one sign of serious trouble at school. The signs - missing school three days a month or ...