Archive for June, 2008

WHO: New test for TB is quicker

Monday, June 30th, 2008

GENEVA (AP) — A new test to quickly diagnose drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis will be rolled out in four African countries this year.

Spectre of death once again casts shadow over Ethiopia

Monday, June 30th, 2008

By Sarah Stack in Addis Ababa Monday June 30 2008 TENS of thousands of Ethiopians are again on the brink of starving to death as a result of a massive food shortage.

Ethiopia says UN mission as good as ‘dead’

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - The UN peacekeeping mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) is as good as dead, according to the Ethiopian government.

Oromos in Europe call for the safeguarding of human rights in Ethiopia

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

Brussels, 27 June 2008 – On Monday 30 June 2008, over one hundred members of the Oromo diaspora from across Europe will gather in the Place Jean Rey of Brussels to protest the ongoing and systemic degradation of human rights within Ethiopia under the regime of Meles Zenawi, Prime Minister ...

OLPC donates 5,000 laptops worth 940,000 USD

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

By Tesfa-alem Tekle June 27, 2008 (ADDIS ABABA) — One laptop per child(OLPC)project and the city of Florence, Italy donate 5,000 personal computers to Ethiopian schools as part of the one laptop per child project launched by UN to help world poorest children’s’ knowledge through modern technology. Ministry of Capacity Building ...

Battles in central Somalia between al Shabaab, Ethiopia soldiers

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

GURI EL, Somalia June 28 (Garowe Online) - Heavy fighting erupted Saturday night in central Somalia between Ethiopian troops backing the country's secular interim government and Islamist rebels, Radio Garowe reported.

110th Anniversary of Ethio-Russian Diplomatic ties Celebrated in Moscow (June 27, 2008)

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

The 110th anniversary of the Ethio-Russian diplomatic relations and the 209th birthday of Alexander Pushkin, the renowned Russian poet, celebrated on 20 June 2008 on the premises of the Ethiopian Embassy in Moscow.

Ethiopia faces disaster as ‘green hunger’ takes hold

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

By Sarah Stack Published: 28/06/2008 Tens of thousands of Ethiopians are on the brink of starving to death as a result of a massive food shortage. Some ...

Miss East Africa UK 2008: Meron Abera from Ethiopia

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

I believe there is nothing I cannot do and I habitually work on myself so that this belief can be manifested.

The number of Eritrean soldiers who fled to Ethiopia tops 10,000

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

By Tesfa-alem Tekle June27, 2008 (MEKELLE, Ethiopia) — The number of Eritrean soldiers who crossed the borders to Ethiopia and currently being sheltered in Ethiopian camps reach 10,500.Admnstration for Refugees and Returnees Affairs (ARRA) said