Archive for October, 2008

At least 19 dead in Somalia suicide attacks

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

MOGADISHU (AP): A spokesman for the breakaway republic of Somaliland says three suicide attacks killed at least 19 people.

A Career In Dissent, Mideksa — “The values that guide me are truth and fairness”

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

ADDIS ABABA, Oct 29 (IPS) - Frozen in disbelief on the steps of the courthouse where she presided as a federal judge, Bertukan Mideksa watched as a man she had just ordered released on bail was detained by plain-clothes police with no warrant and no apparent regard for the law.

Africa Zone 5 basketball championships open in Ethiopia

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

The 2008 Africa Zone 5 Club basketball Championships started late on Tuesday in Ethiopia,Addis Ababa, with 16 clubs from four countries contesting.

Bus accident kills 19 in Ethiopia

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Ethiopian police are investigating a bus accident late Monday evening that killed 19 and seriously wounded 10, sources said here Tuesday.

Humanitarian aid “needed until June 2009”

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

NAIROBI, 28 October 2008 (IRIN) - The government and Ethiopia’s humanitarian partners should prepare for significant increases in vulnerability until at least June 2009 if rains are poor between October and January, an early warning agency has said.

Ethiopia to host African peer review summit in January

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Ethiopia will host the next African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) summit in Addis Ababa in January.

Dibaba weds Sihen in day-long colourful ceremony

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Beijing Olympics double gold medal winner Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia has married fallow athlete Sileshi Sihen, with thousands of people gracing the colourful occasion held in the capital Addis Ababa on Sunday.

Ethiopia says Nigerians caught siphoning $27 mln

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

ADDIS ABABA, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Ethiopia's central bank, the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE), said on Tuesday three Nigerians had been detained after forging the governor's signature to try to steal $27 million from its international account.

Ethiopia agrees to Somalia pullback deal

Monday, October 27th, 2008

ADDIS ABABA (AFP) — Ethiopia's foreign ministry on Monday vowed to comply with a UN-sponsored deal signed a day earlier by rival Somali factions for a phased withdrawal of Ethiopian troops in Somalia.

Ethiopian Ambassador to Japan and Third Secretary in Tokyo Speak Openly about Somalia

Monday, October 27th, 2008

I was kindly invited by the Ethiopian Ambassador to Japan, Abdirashid Dulane, in Tokyo, and the Third Secretary, Dawit Yirga, on October 14th. At all times, both Ambassador Abdirashid Dulane and Dawit Yirga, spoke openly about many diverse issues. Therefore, I will touch on these issues, while protecting their privacy ...