Archive for March, 2009

Ethiopia launches $16 million television station

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Ethiopia on Wednesday launched a $16 million television station, which claims to be the first of its kind in the country in using latest technical equipment.

Sudan’s Bashir heads to Ethiopia, defying ICC

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir departed Sudan on Thursday for Ethiopia in a show of defiance to an arrest warrant issued against him by the International Criminal Court on charges of Darfur war crimes.

Further injury blow for Ethiopia – Tariku Bekele out of Amman 2009

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Amman, Jordan - World Indoor 3000m champion Tariku Bekele has pulled out of the Ethiopian squad for the 37th IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Amman, Jordan, Saturday 28 March, after sustaining a training ground injury.

Meles Zenawi optimistic about Ethiopian flower industry

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Flower producers hold 2nd international exhibition Ethiopian flower producers and exporters have used their exhibition, which opened Wednesday, to call on Ethiopian, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, to urge state owned development bank to reschedule installments of their due balance as well as a cutback on freight tariffs

Ethiopia Shuts Warehouses of Largest Coffee Exporters

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

By Jason McLure March 25 (Bloomberg) -- Ethiopia closed the warehouses of the country’s six largest coffee exporters and suspended their licenses after accusing the brokers of hoarding the beans, the government said.

Ethiopia to Seize, Sell Coffee from Hoarding Traders

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Addis Ababa, March 25 - Ethiopian authorities will seize coffee hoarded by exporters and traders and sell it, a statement by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said on Wednesday. 

Ethiopia’s famine: deny and delay

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

René Lefort Millions of Ethiopians once again face misery and famine. Addis Ababa's desire to project an image of a new dynamic country has led to callous denial of the reality

Indian Institute Conducts Training in Dry Port Management Here

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Addis Abeba — The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) kicked off a training program on International business in Addis Ababa on Monday.

US policy shift towards Islamists after Ethiopian pullout

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

By Brian Smith 25 March 2009 Last month Somali MPs elected Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, leader of the Djibouti-based Alliance for the Re-liberation of Somalia (ARS), as the country's new president. Sharif was previously chairman of the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC), which briefly ruled Somalia in 2006 before the United States-backed ...

Ethiopia expects to earn $280 million from flowers in 2009

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Ethiopia flow exports are expected to earn $280 million in 2009, though current global financial crisis is expected to have some impact on the exports.