Archive for May, 2008

Aid appeal for Ethiopian children

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) has appealed for extra resources to help thousands of severely malnourished children in Ethiopia.

Flash floods kills 25 in Ethiopia

Friday, May 30th, 2008

ADDIS ABABA, May 30 (Reuters) - Flash floods following torrential rain in Ethiopia's eastern town of Jijiga killed 25 people while they slept, a government official said on Friday.

Ethiopia’s Second-Quarter Trade Gap Widens 15% as Imports Rise

Friday, May 30th, 2008

By Jason McLure May 30 (Bloomberg) -- Ethiopia's trade deficit expanded 15 percent to $1.3 billion in the fiscal second quarter ended Jan. 8 as imports climbed, the central bank said.

Tiny Eritrea makes big footprint in Africa

Friday, May 30th, 2008

By Andrew Cawthorne NAIROBI, May 30 (Reuters) - Most nations erect grandiose monuments to their historical triumphs. Eritrea put up a pair of sandals.

Opposition Says Zimbabwe Should Not Be Criminal Haven

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Zimbabwe’s main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) says the country would not be a haven for criminals under its leadership. This comes after President Robert Mugabe’s government reportedly said former Ethiopian leader Mengistu Haile Mariam will be protected in Zimbabwe despite being sentenced to death by an Ethiopian High ...

World Bank provides funds in support of pastoralist community development

Friday, May 30th, 2008

US$ 80 million approved for the second phase of the Pastoralist development project (PCDP II)Press Release No:2008/342/AFR Washington, May 29, 2008 - The Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank today approved US$ 80 million International Development Association financing (of which US$56.6 million as grant and US$23.4 million as a ...

Islamic group takes responsibility over Ethiopia’s hotel bombing

Friday, May 30th, 2008

By Tesfa-alem Tekle May 29,2008 (Ethiopia) —A little known Somalian Islamic group calling itself ‘the Islamist gorilla’ has taken full responsibility over yesterday’s hotel bombing in Oromiya’s region of Negele town.

WFP seeks blended food for malnourished kids in Ethiopia

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

The World Food Programme (WFP) is in urgent need of over 38,000 metric tons of blended food to save lives of the increasing number of severely malnourished children in Ethiopia until December 2008, it was announced here Thursday.

Ethiopia makes arrests over blast

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

ADDIS ABABA (AFP) — Ethiopian police said Thursday they had arrested suspects linked to this week's hotel bomb blasts that killed three people in the south of the country.

Ethiopia: UN hails AU draft treaty to protect IDPs

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

The UN has commended the initiative taken by the African Union (AU) to draft a legal instrument for enhanced protection and assistance of persons internally displaced as a result of armed conflict in their countries.