Archive for November, 2008

Ethiopia Halts Coffee Auctions, Moves to Exchange

Friday, November 28th, 2008

Nov. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Ethiopia, Africa’s biggest coffee producer, has halted daily auctions and will begin trading the beans on the national commodity bourse from Dec. 2 to reduce fraud and help reassure buyers of quality.

Ethiopia to withdraw from Somalia by end of year

Friday, November 28th, 2008

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Ethiopia announced Friday that it will withdraw its forces from Somalia by the end of the year, leaving this country's weak and fractured government to face an increasingly powerful Islamic insurgency.

MIDROC Ethiopia to build stadium in Bahir Dar City

Friday, November 28th, 2008

Amhara State Administration and MIDROC-Ethiopia, a private business company, signed an agreement on Thursday to enable the company launch construction a national stadium in Bahir Dar City within 15 days.

Ethiopia Challenges Rights Group on Ogaden War Crimes Allegations

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

Ethiopia is challenging a Human Rights Watch report that accuses Ethiopian soldiers of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity during a counterinsurgency campaign in its eastern Somali region. As we hear from correspondent Peter Heinlein in Addis Ababa, a team of Ethiopian investigators has issued a counter report ...

Charge or Free Ethnic Oromo Terrorism Suspects

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

(New York, November 27, 2008) - The Ethiopian government should immediately free 53 ethnic Oromos arrested several weeks ago on allegations of support for terrorism if it cannot credibly charge them, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch said that a court should not grant further police requests to ...

Premier affirms Ethiopia’s participation in the coming Turkey-Africa Forum

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

Prime Minister Meles Zenawi affirmed that Ethiopia will take part in the 4th Turkey-Africa forum, which is to be held in Ankara in June 2009. The premier here on Wednesday held discussion with a Turkish delegation led by President of the Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists of Turkey, Rizanur Meral.

Drought intensifies in Tigray

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

Residents of Zarema village, Atsbi Womberta woreda in Tigray region receive relief food MEKELLE - The humanitarian situation in the drought-affected north and north-eastern Ethiopia continues to deteriorate as severe drought bites.

Young Koreans’ Spirit Praised by Ethiopian Personage

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

  Pyongyang, November 25 (KCNA) -- A lecture titled "Korean youth taking the lead in building a rich and powerful country" was given by the Addis Ababa Youth Association of Ethiopia on Nov. 17. The chairperson of the association in the lecture praised the spirit of devotedly defending the leader, the spirit ...

Ethiopia says freed 44 Oromo rebels

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

ADDIS ABABA, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Ethiopia has released 44 Oromo Liberation Front rebels from jail for good behaviour during their imprisonment and for expressing remorse.

Kahsay Beyen: “This is the worst drought I have seen in my life”

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Photo: Jane Some/IRIN Kahsay Beyen lost all the crops he had planted in May WUKRO (TIGRAY REGION), 25 November 2008 (IRIN) - Like many areas in the Horn of Africa, northern and northeastern Ethiopia are experiencing severe drought caused by the failure of the short (Belg) and long rains (Meher), resulting ...