Archive for August, 2008

British Muslim delegation visits Ethiopia and Somaliland

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

LONDON, Aug 27 (APP)- Four prominent British Muslims have visited Ethiopia and Hargeisa in Somaliland as part of a Projecting British Islam visit.  The main aim of the visit was to build stronger partnerships between British Muslims and the Ethiopian and Somali Muslim leadership.  According ...

East Africa police chiefs come together for talks in Ethiopia

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

August 26, 2008 (ADDIS ABABA) —The 10th east Africa police chiefs cooperation organization (EAPCCO), annual meeting kicks off in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

UN top aid official to visit drought-hit Ethiopia

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

GENEVA (AFP) — The United Nations' top aid official John Holmes will next month visit drought-hit Ethiopia, where some eight million people need urgent food aid, a UN spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Adopting Ethiopian Orphans May Not be the Best Solution

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - On the outskirts of Addis Ababa a newly built orphanage called Rohobet is hidden among tin-roofed shacks on top of a eucalyptus and pine-covered hill. All around it, dirt roads are turned into muddy rivulets in the midday drizzle.

Thousands displaced by floods in Ethiopia

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Flooding in Ethiopia's western Gambella region has killed three people, displaced thousands and destroyed crops, an official said on Monday.

Conditions may be ripe for Al Qaeda in Somalia

Monday, August 25th, 2008

U.S. counter-terrorism efforts have alienated many Somalis, and a leader of the hard-line Islamic group Shabab says it is ready to unite with Bin Laden's organization.

Ethiopia and Egypt are promise lands for Indian leather industry

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Huge opportunities exists in Ethiopia and Egypt for the Indian leather industry, says a 19 member delegation led by industry body CII, which paid a five- day visit to these two counties.

Kenya, Ethiopia shine for Africa

Monday, August 25th, 2008

By Phumza Macanda BEIJING (Reuters) - Africans again dominated distance running at the Beijing Olympic Games thanks to Kenya and Ethiopia, but athletes pleaded for more funding for their poor states.

Ethiopia’s double double distance gold

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

(BEIJING, August 23) -- Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele has taken the gold medal in the final of the Men's 5000m in a new Olympic record time of 12:57.82 at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. He also won the Men's 10000m in these Games.

Islamic militants control key Somali port

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

MOGADISHU, Somalia: Islamic militants said Saturday they had seized control of Somalia's third largest city after three days of fighting that left about 70 people dead.