Archive for February, 2009

45 migrants die in boat accident off Yemen

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

Sana’a (Yemen), March 1 (DPA) Forty-five Africans drowned after a boat carrying them from Somalia across the Gulf of Aden capsized in deep waters off Yemen, the country’s interior ministry said Saturday.

Ethiopia – The 113th Anniversary of The Battle of Adwa

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

On March 1, 1896 Ethiopia dealt a major blow to European colonization by defeating the Italian army in the Battle of Adwa. Today we celebrate the victory of our forefathers who fought bravely and kept Ethiopia Free.

An Ethiopian Man held after mailing HIV-tainted blood to Obama – CNN

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

An Ethiopian immigrant with a history of mental health problems is in custody after being accused of mailing a letter with HIV-tainted blood to Barack Obama when he was president-elect, according to court records.

Footprints show human ancestor with modern stride

Friday, February 27th, 2009

WASHINGTON, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Footprints found in Kenya that resemble those left in wet sand by beach goers today show that 1.5 million years ago a human ancestor walked like we do with anatomically modern feet, scientists said on Thursday.

Opposition slams Ethiopian govt

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Addis Ababa - An Ethiopian opposition party on Thursday accused the government of arbitrarily arresting its members and closing down its branches ahead of the 2010 general elections.

Ethiopia to host African business forum

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Ethiopia will host the 5th African Business Congress and the first Inter Governmental Authority and Development (IGAD) investment forum from 9 to 11 March 2009.

Will democracy work in Ethiopia?

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Six Ethiopian opposition parties have joined forces to go up against the government of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi in next year’s parliamentary elections, but their chances of bringing change look slim at best and they complain of heavy-handed tactics by the ruling party.

The Environmental Cost of Euro-Arab Scramble for Africa

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

The focus of this piece is to highlight how the selfish, unethical, and eco-hostile Euro-Arab ´investment´ in collaboration with tyrannical and genocidal Horn of African regimes is leading to apocalyptic and irreversible disasters on the environment, human lives and wild lives.

Defar runs 9:06.26 Two Miles World best in Prague

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Prague, Czech Republic – Meseret Defar capped her short but sterling indoor campaign with a 9:06.26** World best to highlight a thoroughly entertaining inaugural edition of the aptly named Meeting of World Record Holders meet in the Czech capital tonight (26).

Ethiopia 2009 oilseed, pulse exports to jump-trade

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

By Tsegaye Tadesse ADDIS ABABA, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Ethiopia aims to export more than 720,000 tonnes of oilseeds, pulses and spices in 2009 to earn some $715 million, a 94 percent increase on revenue the previous year, a trade association said on Thursday.