Archive for September, 2008

Gebrselassie: I can go quicker

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

Haile Gebrselassie raised the bar of his already distinguished career by taking his own world marathon record under two hours four minutes for the first time in Berlin on Sunday morning.

It’s Haile against the clock at the Berlin Marathon on Sunday

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

He's already the world record holder for the standard 42,195m marathon distance and has the two fastest times ever to his credit, but Haile Gebrselassie will be back at Berlin on Sunday hoping to shave yet another few seconds off of his world's fastest time of 2:04:26 set on the ...

UN helps Ethiopia improve emergency health readiness

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

26 September 2008 – The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today pledged support to strengthen Ethiopia’s emergency preparedness and improve conditions for people confronted by the food security crisis, cross-border displacement and communicable diseases.

In a week of awards for Ethiopia’s Beijing heroes, Dibaba becomes a Chief Superintendent, Bekele has a street named after him

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia- The list of honours Ethiopian runner Tirunesh Dibaba has earned in her short, but illustrious career already has many of her rivals running for minor positions when they line up against the double Olympic 5000m/10,000m champion: double World 5000m and 10000m champion; world indoor and outdoor 5000m ...

Oromo TV shutdown raises fierce anger

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

 The state owned Ethiopian radio and TV agency (ERTA) reduced drastically earlier this month the majority of airtime of the Affaan Oromo TV program. The decision left some 60 Oromo journalist jobless and raised anger.

Ethiopia alleges Eritrea ‘blocking’ peace process

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Nairobi, Kenya - Ethiopia Thursday accused Eritrea of being the main stum bling block to the attainment of peace in the Horn of Africa. According to the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry, Eritrea has consistently rejected any diplomatic efforts to solve its dispute with Ethiopia.

Clean Water Means Life Itself In Ethiopia

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

SUSAN STEVENOT SULLIVAN, Special To The Bulletin Published: September 25, 2008 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—Groggy from 24 hours of travel, I step outside into cool twilight in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. My nostrils fill with the pungent scent of what I learn are hundreds of small eucalyptus-fed cooking fires; my eyes ...

Geoffrey Clarfield: Ethiopia finds itself back on the brink

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Once again, the twin spectres of drought and starvation stalk the land of Ethiopia. UN sources suggest that four million Ethiopians now need what they call “emergency assistance,” while another eight million need what is more vaguely described as “food relief.”

South Africa gets new president

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Setumo Stone, AfricaNews reporter in Johannesburg, South Africa A caretaker president has been elected for South Africa to succeed Thabo Mbeki. The National Assembly in Cape Town voted the ruling African National Congress` deputy leader Kgalema Motlanthe on Thursday. He will be sworn into office at a later date. He snatched ...

Ethiopia to start coal production

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

500 tons of coal would be produced per day when Ethiopia's coal production starts in October. It is a joint venture of Ethiopian and Pakistani company, Ethio-Pak Coal plc. The production site is 300 km West of Addis Ababa. Coal reserve is estimated 14million tons. It covers an area of ...