Archive for October, 2008

Kenyan basketball teams shine in Ethiopia

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Kenyan teams continued with their winning streak in the second day of the Africa Zone Five basketball championships in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Ethiopian Airlines sets new fleet, sales targets

Friday, October 31st, 2008

PARIS, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Ethiopian Airlines is setting a new target of sales of "at least" $1.5 billion by 2015 after coming close to its achieving its 2010 aim of $1 billion sales this year, chief executive Girma Wake told Reuters on Thursday.

Fairtrade coffee sales steady in economic downturn

Friday, October 31st, 2008

LONDON, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Global sales of Fairtrade coffee are holding up well despite an economic slowdown, coffee dealers and farmers' unions said on Thursday.

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Meles Zenawi reshuffles cabinet

Friday, October 31st, 2008

The House of Peoples Representatives of Ethiopia has approved the appointment of nine ministers in its sixth regular session it held here on Thursday.

U.S. Says Somali Bombs Resemble Al-Qaeda Attacks, AFP Reports

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Oct. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Five separate suicide bombings in Somalia that killed at least 21 people yesterday are similar to al-Qaeda attacks, said Jendayi Frazer, U.S. assistant secretary of state for Africa, Agence France-Presse reported.

The Obama family rabbi

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

CHICAGO - When Rabbi Capers Funnye Jr. first met Barack Obama, he judged him to be a little shy. To be fair, Obama wasn't yet an international celebrity or even running for president. He was just Funnye's cousin Michelle's husband, being dragged to family events filled with her relatives, including ...

Ethiopia hungry for solution to farming crisis

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

As Ethiopia suffers from another drought, questions about a potential reform in agricultural practices come to the fore. Although the country has benefited from 4 strong years of growth, it cannot rely on regular rainfall to feed its population.

Ethiopian Airlines revenues up 34 pct in 07/08

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Ethiopian Airlines said on Thursday operating revenues rose 34 percent to 9.2 billion birr ($941 million) in the year ended June 2008 despite increased fuel prices and stiff global competition.

Chloroquine-resistant Plasmodium vivax malaria in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Plasmodium vivax accounts for about 40% of all malaria infection in Ethiopia. Chloroquine (CQ) is the first line treatment for confirmed P.

Suicide bombers target UN in Somalia

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

The offices of the UN Development Programme in Hargeisa, capital of the semi-autonomous enclave of Somaliland, were hit first.