Archive for the ‘Sport’ Category

Caf reveals seeds for 2013 Africa Cup of Nations

Monday, October 15th, 2012

The Confederation of African Football has revealed the seeding for the draw for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. Ivory Coast are among the top seeds, despite the abandonment of their second-leg tie with Senegal and no news of an official result from Caf. The Ivorians were 6-2 up on aggregate when ...

Cameroon out, Ethiopia break duck

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Cape Verde Islands secured a place at the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time on Sunday and former champions Ethiopia are back in the big time after a 30-year absence. The much-hyped return of striker and captain Samuel Eto'o helped four-time champions Cameroon to a 2-1 home win over ...

18yr old Mohammed Aman becomes 800m champ – from Universal Sports

Monday, March 12th, 2012



Genzebe Dibaba wins Gold medal in 1500m for Ethiopia

Monday, March 12th, 2012



Teenager Aman’s rise continues with Ethiopia’s first 800m gold

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Istanbul, Turkey - It’s fair to say the men’s 800 metres at the 14th IAAF World Indoor Championshipshas not followed the form book, but normalcy was restored at the last when the favourite, Mohammed Aman of Ethiopia, took the gold medal in one minute 48.36 seconds. Mind you, an upset had looked ...

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.

Ethiopia/Comoros: Ethiopian Coffee Through After Beating Coin Noir Mitsamiouli

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Ethiopian league champions , Ethiopian Coffee thrashed the visitors Coin Noir Mitsamiouli of the Comoros 4-1 in the second leg preliminary match of Orange CAF Champions League held on Sunday at the Addis Ababa stadium. The home side turned it round after losing the first leg 1-0 at the hands ...

A chance to show off another side of Ethiopia

Monday, November 28th, 2011

ATHLETICS/GREAT ETHIOPIAN RUN: OVER THE course of its remarkable 11-year history, the organisers of the Great Ethiopian Run have experimented with various ways of starting the race. To judge by the slightly chaotic scenes on Meskel Square in Addis Ababa yesterday, though, there’s still a little bit of work left for ...

Belgian coach Saintfiet leaves Ethiopia job

Monday, October 31st, 2011

By Mark Gleeson CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Belgian coach Tom Saintfiet said on Friday he was leaving his job as Ethiopia coach after just five months, citing broken promises for his departure.

Patrick Makau breaks Haile Gebrselassie’s marathon world record in Berlin

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Patrick Makau retained the Berlin men's marathon title in a world record time. The Kenyan finished in a time of two hours, three minutes and 38 seconds to shave 21 seconds off the record set by Haile Gebrselassie on the same course.