Archive for April, 2008

Ethiopian men sweep 10,000-meter race at African Championships

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

(Associated Press) — ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopia swept the men’s 10,000-meter race Wednesday on the opening day of the African Athletics Championships.

Ethiopian soldiers kill 13 civilians in Somalia

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

MOGADISHU - Ethiopian troops allied to Somalia's shaky government opened fire on civilians in a street in southwestern Somalia, killing 13 on Wednesday after an explosion there killed two soldiers, witnesses said.

World Bank launches new assistance strategy for Ethiopia

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Press Release No:2008/289/AFRWASHINGTON, April 29, 2008—The World Bank today launched a new Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) for Ethiopia. The strategy covers the period July 2008 – June 2011 and aims to help Ethiopia sustain its strong performance in economic growth and basic service delivery in recent years.

Kate to the rescue in Ethiopia

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

By Michael Breslin A retired head of the Collegiate Grammar School, Enniskillen has discovered a new vocation, helping in the rescue, literally and rehabilitation of abandoned children in Mekele in Ethiopia. The Operation Rescue Centre there today caters for 300 children, provides live-in accommodation for 17 and, where need is greatest, ...

Delegations of 37 countries arrive here to attend 16th ACC

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Addis Ababa, April 29, 2008 (Addis Ababa) - Delegations of 37 countries have so far arrived in Addis to attend the 16th Africa Athletics Championship to be held between 30 April and 04 May 2008, the National Organizing Committee said.

An Ethiopian obsession that runs deep

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Ethiopia is staging its first major international athletics event - the African Athletics Championships - giving sports fans a rare chance to see close up the athletes carrying the country's hopes for glory at the Beijing Olympics. The BBC's Alex Capstick went to Addis Ababa to investigate why running is ...

Ethiopia braces for its biggest athletics show

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

ADDIS ABABA (AFP) — Ethiopia's rich athletics tradition will be showcased at the 16th African track and field championships, the country's biggest-ever sporting competition, which gets underway here on Wednesday.

Ethiopia: Nutrition Project

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

IDA Grant: US$30 Million   Project Description: The Ethiopia Nutrition Project supports the Government of Ethiopia’s efforts to curb malnutrition by improving nutrition-related behaviour, and increasing the utilization of key micronutrients; leading to an improvement in the nutritional status of vulnerable groups. The project has two components. The Supporting Service Delivery component ...

Ethiopia vs Kenya duel centre stage as continent’s stars chase glory

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

It is difficult to look beyond East Africa for winners of the 5,000 and 10,000 metres races as the 16th Africa Athletics Championships start today at the Addis Ababa Stadium.

Humanitarian Bulletin – 28 April 2008

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (New York) PRESS RELEASE RAINFALL UPDATE Rains have been reported during the twenty days of April in the drought affected areas of Somali, Borena, and eastern parts of Oromiya and SNNP regions. The impact of the rains on the food security environment has varied ...