Archive for January, 2009

Grammy Nods for Two Ethiopian Artists

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Two US based Ethiopian-born musicians are among the 2009 Grammy Award nominees. Wayna (born Wayna Wondwossen, featured on AfricanLoft, April 20, 2008), and Kenna (born Kenna Zemedkun) are both nominated for the Best Urban/Alternative Performance category.

Somali Militia Seizes Seat of Parliament as Ethiopia Withdraws

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Jan. 27 (Bloomberg) -- An Islamist militia seized control of the Somali town of Baidoa, seat of the nation’s parliament, after Ethiopian forces withdrew from the country, a police official said.

Meles blasts coffee exporters

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

DBE to buyout flower growers debt By Groum Abate Prime Minister Meles Zenawi last Wednesday took a firm tone when discussing issues concerning the horticulture and coffee sectors. During the full-day discussion Meles scolded coffee exporters saying they are making the industry into a family business and ignoring the benefit of the country. Meles ...

U.N. to look at hunger

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

MADRID, Spain (CNN) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was set to address an international meeting on combating hunger in Madrid on Tuesday, the first such event since the global financial crisis hit hard.

Ethiopian Defense Force arrives Ethiopian border town

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

The Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF), which successfully accomplished its mission in Somalia, has arrived Ethiopian border town.

Ethiopian Unalarmed by Satyam Scandal

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Amid management turmoil following the financial scandal of its founder, Satyam Computer Services Ltd, still remains the consultant for quality check and project management for the Ethiopian Airlines' multi-million dollar IT transformation project.   

Hardline Islamists claim control of Somali parliament town

Monday, January 26th, 2009

MOGADISHU (AFP) — Hardline Somali Islamists on Monday said they had taken control of Baidoa, the seat of the country's parliament, after Ethiopian troops pulled out at the weekend.

Somali insurgents take Baidoa after Ethiopians leave

Monday, January 26th, 2009

By Mohamed Ahmed BAIDOA (Reuters) - Hardline Islamist insurgents captured the central town of Baidoa on Monday, an important stronghold of Somalia's fragile government and seat of the national parliament, witnesses said.

Ethiopian-American Artist Prepares For Grammy Awards

Monday, January 26th, 2009

By Tseday Alehegn Tadias Staff Writer Updated: Monday, January 26, 2009 New York (Tadias) - Friends and family may know Woyneab Miraf Wondwossen (Wayna) as the young University of Maryland alumna who double majored in English and Speech Communications, and went on to serve as one of the first Ethiopian American researchers at ...

The right and wrong sides of history

Monday, January 26th, 2009

The Right Side of History and the Audacity of Hope History has two sides. A right and a wrong side. Barack Obama is on the right side of history. He is on the right side of history because he was elected rightfully by the American people and became president in a ...