Archive for April, 2008

Ethiopia takes center stage at SCAA’s Specialty Coffee Conference & Exhibition, May 2- 5

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

(Drinks Media Wire). Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee, will be in the spotlight at the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s (SCAA) 20th Annual Conference & Exhibition, May 2-5 in Minneapolis, Minn. The SCAA and Ethiopia, with the support of Starbucks Coffee Company, signed a sponsorship agreement in February at the ...

Ethiopia hosts conference on Africa’s semi-arid areas

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - A conference on the improvement of the rural livi ng conditions in Africa' semi-arid areas opens at the headquarters of the Africa n Union(AU) here Tuesday.

High Court Denies Bail for Teddy Afro

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

The Federal High Court has this morning denied bail for the release of Tewodros Kassahun (Teddy Afro). The 30-year-old sensational singer, who is accused of a hit and run homicide, will spend the duration of his trial in prison.   The court has ruled to hear four witnesses- all police constables- referred ...

South Carolina State University officials attend education workshop in Ethiopia

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

South Carolina State University interim President Dr. Leonard A. McIntyre and the director of S.C. State’s Textbooks and Learning Materials Program, Lamin E. Drammeh, were among more than 200 education professionals from 21 sub-Saharan African countries and the United States who recently traveled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to participate in ...

Cardinal Dias to Be Papal Envoy to Ethiopia

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

VATICAN CITY, APRIL 28, 2008 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI appointed the prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples to represent him in Ethiopia at ceremonies commemorating the new Christian millennium and the national Eucharistic congress.

An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in Mana Angetu District, southeastern Ethiopia

Monday, April 28th, 2008

This study documents indigenous medicinal plant utilization, management and the threats affecting them. The study was carried out in Mana Angetu district between January 2003 and December 2004.

AU Leader Says Rising Food Prices Threaten Development Gains

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Source:VOA The head of the African Union, Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete, has warned that rising oil and food prices could wipe out all of Africa’s recent economic progress. He spoke Monday at AU headquarters in Addis Ababa at a changing of the guard ceremony.

Count the lives saved through courageous reporting

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Their eyes are deep-set, glassy and haunting. Too weak from hunger, there is no fear or anger in them, only a quiet desperation. Despite thousands of people flocking to feeding stations that can accommodate only a handful, the scene is eerily silent.

Egypt, Ethiopia To Send More Troops To Darfur

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Cairo, Egypt (AHN) - Egypt and Ethiopia announced they will commit additional soldiers to the troubled Darfur region in Western Sudan as part of the campaign to bolster the force there. General Martin Agwai, the commander of the United Nations mission in Darfur (UNAMID) said in New York that he ...

Solve Ethiopia’s governance crises

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

April 28, 2008: The regime in Ethiopia has been full of contrivance and deception in playing ‘democracy’ more as a game of deception rather than as a principle of governance to find workable arrangements with moral, intellectual and political integrity to solve the age-old governance problems of the country.