Archive for August, 2008

Fifa cancels Ethiopia/Morocco Ahead S’Africa 2010

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Ethiopia’s hopes of reaching the next round of 2010 World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers suffered a massive blow when Fifa cancelled their game with Morocco.

Germany donates 70 mine detectors to Ethiopia

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

August 30, 2008 (ADDIS ABABA) — The government of Germany donated 70 mine detectors worth 157,600 Euros to the Ethiopian Mine Action Office (EMAO) to support Ethiopia’s ongoing efforts in clearing the dangerous land mines in the Afar, Somali and Tigray states.

The dual life of “The Reporter”

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

Source:Ethiomedia Early on in the mid-'90s, Meles Zenawi realized that the newspaper market shouldn't be left to private publications that proved a bone in the throat of the ruling regime. He ordered cadres to launch publications that would circulate disguised as "independent" newspapers that would first counter-balance, then neutralize, and finally ...

Watershed protection creates oasis in Ethiopia

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

A delegation of 14 US-based CRS staff members and Church partners are currently visiting projects in Ethiopia. Steve Pehanich, senior director of advocacy and education for the California Catholic Conference, shares more from the field.

Yemen, Ethiopia sign oil MOU

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

Deputy Minister of Oil and Minerals, Abdul-Malik Alama, said on Sunday that the Yemeni-Ethiopian Joint Technical Committee signed on August 23 in Addis Abba a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two countries in the fields of oil, gas and energy.

Ethiopia welcomes Olympics stars

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Thousands of cheering Ethiopians have lined the streets of the capital, Addis Ababa, to welcome home the country's Olympic gold-medal winning athletes.

Kenya’s Olympic team feted on arrival

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

NAIROBI (AFP) — Kenya's successful Beijing Olympic team returned home to a jubilant reception on Wednesday.

Somali Kidnappers Release UN Official Held for Two Months

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

By Hamsa Omar Aug. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Somali kidnappers freed the local head of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees yesterday two months after abducting him.

Ethiopia Hints at Policy Shift on Somalia, Financial Times Says

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

By Paul Richardson Aug. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Ethiopia may withdraw its troops from Somalia before the nation's transitional federal government stabilizes and begins functioning, the Financial Times reported, citing Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.

Ethiopia may leave Somalia

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi says his country's forces are ready to leave Somalia. He made his statement in an interview with the Financial Times. Mr Meles says the operation is costing too much money. According to the prime minister, Ethiopia is becoming increasingly frustrated at the continuing instability of ...