Archive for December, 2008

Somalis killed as Islamists clash

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

At least 40 people have died in clashes between Islamist groups vying to control key towns in central Somalia.

Ethiopian Police Re-Arrest Opposition Leader Mideksa

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Dec. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Ethiopian federal police re-arrested opposition leader Birtukan Mideksa a year after she was released on a pardon following her arrest during the country’s disputed 2005 elections.

Turkish speaker meets Ethiopia’s delegation

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Turkish speaker said "world must take clear and strong position against Israreli attacks, primarily United Nations Security Council to end air strikes over Gaza.

New Ethiopia dams to create power surplus

Monday, December 29th, 2008

ADDIS ABABA, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Ethiopia will have an extra 1,155 MW of electricity in 2009 and intends to export the surplus to its neighbours once three new hydropower projects are complete, an official of the state-owned utility said.

Government group says arrest Bertukan

Monday, December 29th, 2008

LONDON – Ms. Bertukan Mideksa, an opposition leader Ethiopians regard as a unifying force of their ethnically-fragmented country, may be sent to Kaliti, a notorious prison where the 34-year-old former judge spent nearly two years before her release last year.

2 Ethiopians in Maryland arrested in bank robbery plot

Monday, December 29th, 2008

MARYLAND (AP) - Two men have been arrested in connection with a thwarted bank robbery plot that included the kidnapping of a Prince George's County family.

Groundhog Year in Prison Nation

Monday, December 29th, 2008

2008 in Ethiopia was Groundhog Year! It was a repetition of 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004… Everyday millions of Ethiopians woke up only to find themselves trapped in a time loop where their lives replayed like a broken record. Each “new” day is the same as the one before it: Repression, ...

Ethiopia Will Suspend Power Exports to Neighbors, Reporter Says

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Dec. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Ethiopia will suspend electricity exports to neighboring Sudan and Djibouti while it deals with a local shortage because of delays in completing new power projects, the Reporter said.

Somali president resigns

Monday, December 29th, 2008

By Mohamed Ahmed BAIDOA, Somalia (Reuters) - Somali President Abdullahi Yusuf resigned on Monday, ending a deadlock at the top of the interim government and paving the way for a new administration in the anarchic Horn of Africa nation.

Lufthansa and Ethiopian Expand Services

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Lufthansa passengers now have a choice of four new codeshare destinations in Africa.