Archive for the ‘Science and Tech’ Category

iPhone 5: The wait is over

Friday, September 21st, 2012

(CNN) -- The most diehard fans of Apple's iconic iPhone were completing what's become an annual rite of passage on Friday as lines that snaked for blocks in some cases began filing into Apple retails stores to be the first to get an iPhone 5. Kelson Horton, 39, had been in ...

Addis Ababa University Professor Receives 2012 Andrei Sakharov Prize

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Tadias MagazineBy Tadias Staff Published: Monday, March 5, 2012 New York (TADIAS) – Mulugeta Bekele, an associate professor of physics at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, has been awarded the 2012 Andrei Sakharov Prize by The American Physical Society (APS). The prize was established to recognize and encourage outstanding leadership and achievements of ...

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.

Internet Café users arrested in Addis

Friday, August 12th, 2011

By Addis Neger,  Addis Neger reporters confirmed that Internet cafés in Addis Ababa are becoming targets of the security operatives in recent months. One of our reporters witnessed last week a young Internet user, in one of the Cafés around Piassa, told by security agents to close down Ethiopian opposition websites. ...

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.

Ethiopian Airport Enterprise will offer wireless internet at Bole,Addis Ababa

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Ethiopian Airport Enterprise (EAE) is set to start providing free wireless internet service at Bole International Airport within a month, according to News Business Ethiopia.Com.Passengers will now have access to free internet services in both the old and new terminals, according to the announcement the enterprise made on September 21, ...

Ethiopia’s Sophia Bekele says interest high for Dot Africa domain

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Sophia Bekele, the Ethiopian born founder and executive director of DotConnectAfrica (DCA), the nonprofit umbrella organization for the .africa domain initiative, said interest for a Dot Africa domain is very high.

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 ...

President Obama held a town hall meeting with young African leaders at the white house

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Four individuals from Ethiopia that were selected to be part of the forum were: Mahlet Eyassu Melkie, 29, an environmental activist. Meron Getnet Hailegiorgis, 27, actress and poet. Salsawit Tsega Ketema, 30, an entrepreneur. Yohannes Mezgebe Abay, 35 Vice President of the Pan African Youth Union.(Tsehayny) President Obama to Young African ...

Chinese company approaches Ethiopian market with latest technology

Friday, June 4th, 2010

ADDIS ABABA, June 3 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese electronics manufacturer, namely Hisense, is promoting latest technology in Ethiopian market.