Archive for the ‘Tourism’ Category

Kenya and Ethiopia Pen Railway Line Pact

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Nairobi — Kenya and Ethiopia on Thursday signed an agreement for the construction of a standard gauge railway line from Lamu in Kenya to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The deal was sealed at State House Nairobi and witnessed by President Mwai Kibaki and Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi ahead of the much ...

Ethiopian rebels free two German tourists

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopian rebels said Tuesday they had released two Germans held hostage since January 18 after a gunbattle that killed five other adventure tourists in the remote Afar desert region.

Tourists from 5 nations victims in Ethiopia attack

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Gunmen in Ethiopia's arid north attacked a group of European tourists, killing five, wounding two and kidnapping two, an Ethiopian official said Wednesday. Ethiopian Communications Minister Bereket Simon said the gunmen came from neighboring Eritrea and attacked the tourist group before dawn on Tuesday. Two Ethiopians ...

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 ...

One World Trekking Offers 2012 Trek Into Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Aspen, CO, July 26, 2011 --( On March 3 to 17, 2012, One World Trekking is pleased to announce a special hiking journey into the Simien Mountains of Ethiopia. Their newest adventure will include a 10 day trek in the Simien Mountains National Park, a hike to the top of ...

What I Admired About Ethiopians

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Philip N. Wesseh (PNW Recently I was part of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf's delegation to the 16th Summit of Heads of State of Africa of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The well organized Summit was held under the theme: “Towards Greater Unity And Integration Through Shared Values.”  First, let ...

Photographer captures body art of Ethiopian tribes

Monday, February 7th, 2011

It's all about photography in two exhibits opening this week in the Tampa Bay area. The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts brings the face and form of Africa vividly alive in the exhibition, "Natural Fashion: Art and the Body Photographs by Hans Silvester," opening Thursday and running through April 10.

Ethiopia announces plans to attract one million tourists by 2020

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Ethiopia announced on Monday plans to attract around one million tourists by 2010, which is currently poor compared to the country’s tourism attraction sites.

Explore Ethiopia for its ancient culture

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Ethiopia is the cradle of civilization, the place where some believe the biblical Ark of the Covenant is held. Its historical landmarks and rich culture tell the story of a people who have survived more than a thousand years of outsiders' attempts to exert influence.

Lucy’s Species May Have Used Stone Tools 3.4 Million Years Ago

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Was Lucy a tool user and a meat eater?Quite possibly, argues a new study in Nature. Archaeologist Shannon McPherron turned up animal bones at an Ethiopian site that he says show markings of stone tool cutting dating back nearly 3.4 million years. That would be a big jump in the ...