Archive for May, 2009

Somali radical takes over militia

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

The head of Somali Islamist armed group Hisbul-Islam has passed the leadership to radical cleric Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys, who is on the US terror list.

Somali president accuses Eritrea of arming insurgents

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

MOGADISHU (AFP) — Somalia's beleaguered President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed on Wednesday accused Eritrea of arming Islamic insurgents trying to topple his transitional government.

Eritrea breaks with African Union

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

afrol News, 20 November – The Eritrean government today announced it is recalling its Ambassador to the African Union because of its “failure” to condemn Ethiopia’s “gross violations” of the existing peace agreement. Asmara is thus sending a strong signal the peace process is about to fail.

Govt to Pay Compensation to ‘Victims’ of BPR, Opposition Against

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Addis Ababa — Government employees who for various reasons are found unfit to continue with the newly introduced business process re-engineering will be paid up to a sum of a full year's salary, according to a new bill the House endorsed on Tuesday.

Ethiopia’s opposition cancels public meeting, blames government

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

May 26, 2009 (ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopia’s biggest opposition, Unity for Democracy and Justice party (UDJ) on Tuesday accused the government of obstructing its constitutional rights and preventing from conducting a peaceful political meeting.

Diarrhoea outbreak kills 20 in Ethiopia : UN

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

ADDIS ABABA (AFP) — An outbreak of acute watery diarrhoea has killed 20 people out of more than 600 cases in Ethiopia in one month, the UN said on Tuesday.

Ethiopian store owner killed in front of his wife in Northwest Jacksonville

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

An Ethiopian immigrant and store owner who moved to Jacksonville to raise a family and live the American Dream died late Monday after being gunned down outside his convenience store.

Tony Effect

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Source: Ethiopian Recycler In 1995 British Labor took over from Tories after two decades in the wilderness. One reason for Tory loss was John Major's style of leadership that could not adequately address current challenges. Labor, on the other hand, had Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. What to do? Well, it ...

Air strike on Sudan convoy killed 119 – state media

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

KHARTOUM, May 25 (Reuters) - A total of 119 people were killed when unidentified aircraft attacked a convoy of vehicles travelling close to Sudan's border with Egypt in January, state media reported on Monday.

Saudi’s Lift of Suspension of Ethiopian Meat Imports Hazy

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Ethiopian meat exporters have resumed sending their products to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia early May following the lifting of the temporary ban that the kingdom had put on Ethiopian meat products since March, sources disclosed.