Archive for June, 2009

Meles Zenawi Quitting; Isn’t It a Joke?

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

By: Austin Ejiet According to reliable news reports, Ethiopia's political strongman of some three decades, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, has indicated that he is to relinquish power and step down voluntarily. If that comes to pass it will be a truly epoch-making event.

China makes inroads into East Africa, gets road contract without bids

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Addis Ababa, June 28 (Inditop.com) China continues to make inroads into Africa, as it bagged yet another major order for building an 80-km expressway in Ethiopia. The order was given without any bidding as the construction of the six-lane expressway would be financed through a Chinese soft loan worth over ...

Bishops discharged from thier posts

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Two high ranking Ethiopian Orthodox officials have been discharged from their posts, it was disclosed.

Ethiopian rebels arrested for dam raid

Friday, June 26th, 2009

ADDIS ABABA, June 26 (Reuters) - Ethiopia said on Friday it arrested three Oromo Liberation Front rebels who beat up Chinese technicians in a raid on a dam construction site in the west.

KENYA WANTS TO DEFUSE TENSION WITH ETHIOPIA OVER THE WATER DAM

Friday, June 26th, 2009

NOW KENYA PROPOSES FOR A JOINT COMMISSION MANAGEMENT FOR RIVER OMO POWER PLANT DAM THAT POSES THREAT TO DRY UP LAKE TURKANA. Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 19:01:35 -0700 (PDT) Writes Leo Odera Omolo In Kisumu City As one way of defusing charged political temperature and tension and restoring sanity in the Horn ...

Erratic rainfall threatens crop yields

Friday, June 26th, 2009

ADDIS ABABA, 26 June 2009 (IRIN) - The late start of Ethiopia's wet season and the unreliability of the rains could affect crop production this year and increase the number of those in need of aid, officials said.

Michael Jackson, pop music legend, dead at 50

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

(CNN) -- Michael Jackson, the show-stopping singer whose best-selling albums -- including "Off the Wall," "Thriller" and "Bad" -- and electrifying stage presence made him one of the most popular artists of all time, died Thursday, CNN has confirmed.

‘Ark of the Covenant’ about to be unveiled?

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

The patriarch of the Orthodox Church of Ethiopia says he will announce to the world Friday the unveiling of the Ark of the Covenant, perhaps the world's most prized archaeological and spiritual artifact, which he says has been hidden away in a church in his country for millennia, according to the ...

Meles downplays militants’ threat to Somali govt

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

ADDIS ABABA, Thursday Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi downplayed the threat posed by insurgents against Somalia government, saying that he believed President Sheikh Sharif's government would not be overthrown easily.

Africa telecom investments boom despite downturn: study

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

ADDIS ABABA (AFP) — Investment in Africa's telecom industry remains unabated despite the economic slowdown, with international providers set to increase their presence, a report said Wednesday.