Archive for the ‘History’ Category

President Mbeki, Dr. Catherin Hamlin Receive Honorary Degrees from AAU

Monday, July 26th, 2010

July 25, 2010 -- Addis Ababa University (AAU) awarded honorary doctorate degree on Saturday to former South African President Thabo Mbeki and founder of the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, Dr. Catherin Hamlin, for outstanding leadership at graduation ceremony of class of 2010 graduates held at the Millennium Hall, according to ...

Ethiopia’s election: all losers

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

The crushing electoral defeat of the Ethiopian opposition does not actually help the ruling party and encourages its slide into authoritarianism

Live Aid – the movie is in the works

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

By Angus Howarth BOB Geldof's battle to stage Live Aid after being inspired by the Ethiopian famine is to be turned into a TV film.

Ethiopia’s new millennium

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Ethiopians celebrated the new millennium 7 years later than the western world. Nina Tenaw, 27, and her family could not afford tickets to the recent millennium bash at the Sheraton Hotel in Addis Ababa, but they still enjoyed themselves. Nina describes the celebrations and her hopes for a brighter future ...

Volunteering in Ethiopia widened grad’s worldview

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Bishop McNamara High senior named school's ‘Man of the Year' for service work When his plane touched down outside of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia last July, Daniel Artin, 18, of Camp Springs wasn't sure what to expect. As part of the first generation of his family to be born in the ...

Scientists Challenge ‘Breakthrough’ on Fossil Skeleton

Friday, May 28th, 2010

The fossil skeleton known as Ardi, hailed in some quarters as the scientific “breakthrough” of 2009, has now drawn critics who dispute claims that the species lived in dense woodlands rather than grassy plains, which have been long considered the favored habitat of early prehumans and perhaps account for their ...

Ethiopia looks increasingly autocratic as it votes

Monday, May 24th, 2010

WASHINGTON — Ethiopians are understandably offended that their country is known mainly for horrendous recent famines, and not for its sophisticated culture and ancient civilization.

‘Teza’: Ethiopia’s tortured history, as seen through a disillusioned man’s eyes

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Both intimate and sprawling in its scope and reach, "Teza" is a remarkable portrait of the tortured political and social history that Ethiopia suffered in the last decades of the 20th century.

Fear of Unknown Grips Addis Abeba ahead of National Polls

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

It is a journalist’s headache in Ethiopia that nearly everyone interviewed prefers to remain anonymous. That is not even humility. It is rather the fear of what the consequences of accountability for what people say might be. That goes for when many people believe in the truth of what they ...

Ethiopia’s Tsegaye Kebede takes men’s London Marathon

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Kebede wins London Marathon Ethiopia's Tsegaye Kebede won the London Marathon, finishing over a minute clear of Kenya's Emmanuel Mutai as world champion Abel Kirui was fifth.