Archive for May, 2009

U.N.-AU talks call for future cooperation

Friday, May 29th, 2009

UNITED NATIONS, May 29 (UPI) -- Following a weeklong official visit to Africa, the U.N. Security Council has called for strengthening ties with the African Union to counter ongoing threats.

Flower Farms in Oromia Use Carcinogenic Chemicals

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Arid plains and barren landscapes have for a long time shaped the image of Ethiopia, yet today, bright blooms of roses, carnations, shrubs, summer flowers and trees blanket large swathes of Oromia region, protected under the glass sheets of large green houses.

Ethiopia marks May 28, parties urged to act responsibly

Friday, May 29th, 2009

May 28, 2009 (MKELLE , Ethiopia) — Ethiopia on Wednesday celebrated the 18th anniversary of May 28, a day that marks peoples historic victory over the former dictator Marxist Derg regime and embarked a major turning point on the path of political democratization and socio-economic development.

Ardent Energy Group Secures 15,000 Hectares in Ethiopia for Cultivation of Biofuel Source and Development of Processing Facility

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Ardent Energy Group of Elk Grove California USA and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is building a complete farm to fuel supply chain using non-edible biological feedstock. The company has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the government of Ethiopia to transfer 15,000 hectares ...

Press Sotomayor on abortion ‘gag rule’

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Two and a half years ago, I visited a clinic in Ethiopia run by Marie Stopes International, which offers post-abortion care to women suffering from the results of botched abortions. The fact that post-abortion care was institutionalized tells you something about the questionable safety and reliability of abortions in Ethiopia, ...

African Economic Growth to Slow to 2% This Year, UN Says

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

By Jason McLure May 28 (Bloomberg) -- Economic growth in Africa will slow to 2 percent this year from 5.1 percent in 2008 as a result of falling exports and the global recession, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa said.

Environment and Economic Development in Ethiopia

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

By Getachew BelainehI am writing this article with full confidence and trust that concerned officials and readers will take it as a constructive technical opinion that supports making an effort to utilize Ethiopia's natural resources in a sustainable and responsible manner. To begin, without hesitation I commend the efforts to ...

Non-profit thrilled with help given to Ethiopian Jews

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

I own a non-profit organization called the House of Reuben whose main goal is to raise funds to help Ethiopian Jews escape from Ethiopia to Israel. They have been living in Ethiopia for thousands of years and have suffered very badly. I could never thank enough the great Pope Benedict ...

AU, UN support proposed sanctions on Eritrea for Somalia conflict

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

by Daniel Ooko    NAIROBI, May 28 (Xinhua) -- The Africa Union (AU) and United Nations stand for a regional recommendation that the UN Security Council impose sanctions on Eritrea for interfering with the conflict in Somalia despite Asmara's denial.

Malaysian mushroom farm in Ethiopia

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

ADDIS ABABA: Malaysian listed firm DXN Holdings Bhd is planning to set up a mushroom farm in Ethiopia.