Archive for June, 2009

Obama recognizes CNN Hero Alfa Demmleash

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A woman saluted as a CNN Hero was among a group of creative philanthropists honored Tuesday by President Obama.

More swine flu patients quarantined in Ethiopia

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - More people have been quarantined due to being suspected of contracting swine flu, following the six Ethiopians who were quarantined and treated for the disease at St. Paul's Hospital last week.

Ethiopia Liberalised banks need to expand horizons

Monday, June 29th, 2009

By Addis MulugetaBanks have come a very long way since the Transitional Federal Government of Ethiopia liberalised the sector in 1994.

Somalia Moves to Forefront on AU Summit Agenda

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Somali government's recent declaration of a state of emergency has moved the country's security crisis to the top rank of items for consideration at this week's African Union summit.  From AU headquarters in Addis Ababa our correspondent reports that summit leaders will consider issuing a call for direct military intervention.

Coke problems should fizzle out after talks

Monday, June 29th, 2009

By Elias Meseret Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Ahmet C. Bozer, President of the Eurasia and Africa Group of the Coca-Cola Company, discussed various issues with Ethiopian government officials ranging from the shortage of foreign exchange that caused it to halt its operation in March to other tax-related matters.

Hero vs. Zero

Monday, June 29th, 2009

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Doublethink, Doublespeak George Orwell may have understated the situation in the Big Brother totalitarian state of Nineteen Eighty-Four: “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.” He would be amused to learn that in the police state of Two Thousand and Nine Ethiopia, Big Brother has been unceremoniously ...

Somalia Moves to Forefront on AU Summit Agenda

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Somali government's recent declaration of a state of emergency has moved the country's security crisis to the top rank of items for consideration at this week's African Union summit.  From AU headquarters in Addis Ababa our correspondent reports that summit leaders will consider issuing a call for direct military intervention.

AAU to open doctorate program in folklore

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The Addis Ababa University (AAU) announced plans to open doctorate Degree program in folklore beginning the coming year.

India joins ‘neocolonial’ rush for Africa’s land and labour

Monday, June 29th, 2009

By Dean Nelson in New Delhi Indian farming companies have bought hundreds of thousands of hectares in Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Senegal and Mozambique, where they are growing rice, sugar cane, maize and lentils for their own domestic market back in India.

Over 20,000 farmers to take part in rice dev’t

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Gondar, Ethiopia - ENA - More than 20,000 farmers in North Gondar Zone of the Amhara State would participate in rice development during the main crop season, the Zonal Agriculture and Rural Development Department said.