Archive for the ‘Science and Tech’ Category

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 launches first science academy

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Hopes for government funding and independence remain high despite concerns over academic freedom.

ETC and Gilat ink satellite network upgrade contract

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Ethiopian fixed line monopoly provider Ethiopian Telecom Corporation (ETC) and Israel-based Gilat Network Systems have announced that the latter is deploying a new broadband satellite network which will provide an upgrade to ETC's existing Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) network and will allow the telco to deliver advanced broadband services, ...

Ethiopian Airlines getting ready to join Star Alliance?

Friday, April 9th, 2010

By Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN | Apr 08, 2010 Ethiopian Airlines is seemingly getting ready to finish discussions and negotiations with Star Alliance later this year, likely to coincide with the upswing in traffic carried via Addis Ababa to South Africa for the FIFA World Cup. These suggestions and rumors ...

Ethiopian Airlines Graduates 34 Cabin Crew

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Thirty four (34) cabin crew trainees are graduating today April 06th, 2010 in a graduation ceremony to be held at Ethiopian Airlines head quarters. The Ethiopian Aviation Academy conducts a rigorous class-room and on-job-training to bring the trainees up to the required service standard.

East African railway project to be launched soon

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

By Tesfa Alem tekle April 6 2010 (ADDIS ABABA) — The construction of a Massive railway line project connecting various countries in the east African region is reportedly to start next May.

France Telecom takes over management of ETC

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

France Telecom has taken over the management and operations of Ethiopian Telecom Corporation (ETC) in a bid to consolidate its operations in Africa and compensate for sluggish activities in the saturated European market.

African Fossil Changes Ideas of Ant Origins

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

The first fossil ant from Africa, found in amber dating back 95 million years, challenges a previously held theory that ants originated in North America or East Asia.

Are Computers in Africa Really Weapons of Mass Destruction?

Monday, April 5th, 2010

from the black-hats-on-the-dark-continent? dept In recent months, a number of folks have argued that the arrival of high-speed bandwidth in Africa represents not an opportunity for economic growth, but a dangerous threat to the world. According to these Western pundits who are, incidentally, often promoting their cybersecurity services, computers and connectivity ...

Electric Car Maker sees Transportation ‘Revolution’ in Ethiopia

Monday, April 5th, 2010

An Italian-Chinese business venture is opening a factory in Ethiopia to produce a practical and affordable electric car in one of the world's poorest countries. The firm's manager predicts a big switchover to electric vehicles within the next few years.