Archive for July, 2008

Getty Museum adds rare Ethiopian book

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

The J. Paul Getty Museum has added a rare Ethiopian Gospel book to its collection of illuminated manuscripts. Created around 1504-05 with five full-page paintings and many ornamental touches, it is one of the few such volumes to have survived wars and a Muslim purge of early Christian imagery in ...

Opposition rivals Somalia refuse to talk

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Somalia's exiled Islamist groups have refused to negotiate with a rival faction that signed a peace agreement with the country's transitional government, a situation which could complicate the peace process in a country that has been in civil strife for more that a decade.

Ethiopia coffee exports earn $525.2 mln in 2007/08

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia, Africa's largest coffee producer, earned $525.2 million in coffee exports in 2007/08, less than an expected $540.2 million, a ministry of trade official said on Tuesday.

Gebrselassie to take part in first Great Australian Run

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

The man regarded as the greatest distance runner of all time, Haile Gebrselassie will take on Australia’s Craig Mottram on the streets of Melbourne, Australia’s sporting capital, on 30 November 2008 at the first staging of the Great Australian Run in Melbourne, Australia.

Ethiopia suspended by Fifa

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Football's world governing body, Fifa, has suspended the Ethiopian Football Federation with immediate effect.

Ethiopia Readys for CDMA Network Launch

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation (ETC) - the country's monopoly telecoms operator - says that it has completed the installation of the first phase of CDMA 2000 network infrastructure with 625,000-network capacity through vendor financing agreement with China's ZTE and has finalized preparation to make CDMA pre-paid service available to potential customers ...

Chinese invest in Ethiopia’s first glass factory

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Chinese investors have built Ethiopia's first glass factory worth $15 million, the Ministry of Trade and Industry announced on Tuesday.

Ethiopia voices support to Sudan over ICC charges against Bashir

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

By Tesfa-alem Tekle July 28, 2008 (ADDIS ABABA) — The Ethiopian government has strongly opposed the request of arrest warrant by the international criminal court (ICC)against Sudanese president, Omar Hassen Al-Bashir, over genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in Darfur on July 14.

Ethiopia: Humanitarian Bulletin 28 Jul 2008

Monday, July 28th, 2008

FOOD SECURITY UPDATEPreliminary findings of the Disaster Prevention and Preparedness (DPPA) led belg/pastoral areas multi-agency assessment mission indicate critical food insecurity in Somali, Afar, Amhara and Tigray Regions. Seasonal crops have failed and animal production has substantially reduced. In all affected regions, migration and other types of coping mechanisms have ...

Global Energy Sucessfully Completes First Stage of Castor Oil Energy Project in Ethiopia

Monday, July 28th, 2008

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global Energy (OTCBB:GEYI), an alternative energy innovator, announced today that its subsidiary, Global Energy Ethiopia (GEE), has successfully completed sowing 5,000 hectares of Chinese hybrid castor seeds for its alternative energy project in Ethiopia. The project entails planting and harvesting castor for the production of non-edible oil for ...