Archive for February, 2009

Chinese business delegation meets Ethiopian counterparts

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Addis Ababa, February 26 (WIC) – A high-level Chinese business delegation  led by Chongqing City’s Foreign  Trade and Economic Relations Commission Deputy Director met and held discussion with members of the Ethiopian business community here on Wednesday.

University sponsors 300 instructors at Ph.D , Masters levels

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Adama, February 26 (WIC) - The Adama University disclosed that it is sponsoring 300 instructors to attend their education at second and third degree levels here and abroad.

Yamamoto Meets Press, Speaks on CSO Bill, Birtukan

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Addis Abeba — US ambassador to Ethiopia Donald Yamamoto on Monday met and held discussion on a host of outstanding issues in the context of the bilateral relations between the two countries.

Ethiopia Appeals for $ Half Billion for Emergency Food Aid

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Addis Abeba — Ethiopia on Tuesday appealed for financial aid amounting to close to a half a billion USD to feed 4.9 million citizens the government says are in dire need of emergency relief in 2009.

Ethiopia exports to United States double under AGOA

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopian tax-free exports to the United States more than doubled to $18 million last year from $8.9 million in 2007, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) said on Wednesday.

Thousands flee Ethiopia clashes

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Tens of thousands of people have reportedly fled their homes as a result of fighting between rival groups in a remote part of southern Ethiopia.

Roadmap mission to Ethiopia

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

FIFA's Executive Committee will receive a report on Ethiopian football next month, following a joint FIFA/CAF mission to East Africa between 17-18 February. The Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) is currently suspended from all FIFA and CAF activities.

Islamist rebels seize Somali town

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

A hardline Islamist Somali militia has seized control of a town near the border with Ethiopia, as fighting continues in the capital Mogadishu.

Ethiopia – Ireland to become first recession hit European nation to cut aid

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

By Elias Meseret CapitalAs the global recession causes nations to look inwards, Irish Minister of State for Overseas Development (ODA) Peter Power said last Thursday his government is considering a cut in development assistance.

EPRDF Lags Behind Plan to Win More Members in Addis Ababa

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Addis Ababa — Works are not on track as far as inculcating party ideals to gain more support from the public, the City Administration said while assessing its six months work performance relating to politics in the context of the upcoming general elections.