Archive for July, 2009

PEPFAR Supports HIV Surveillance Activities in Ethiopia

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

July 27, 2009: A national HIV Surveillance Summit opened today in Adama town to develop a five-year HIV surveillance and survey strategic plan and leverage commitments from various stakeholders in the health sector to undertake the activities. The summit will stay open until Wednesday, July 29, 2009.

Immigrant Absorption Minister, Landver: We must save plan for Ethiopian absorption

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Immigrant Absorption Minister Sofa Landver warned this week that a five-year plan for better absorption and integration of Ethiopian olim into society is under threat.

Hunger in Ethiopia

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Months in the making, a story-gathering trip to Ethiopia that I’ve been planning is finally coming together. I fly out on Thursday. I’ll be visiting with farmers, often rain-parched, in the far north and herders in the south who have been struggling to overcome a drought and food crisis that ...

Meningitis kills 18 in Amhara region

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

ADDIS ABABA, 30 July 2009 (IRIN) - An outbreak of meningitis has killed 18 people and infected 63 in Ethiopia's northern Amhara region, officials said.

Ethiopia jails ex-official

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Addis Ababa - An Ethiopian court on Tuesday sentenced a former regional official to 20 years in jail for supporting rebel groups operating around the country's border with Sudan.

Ethiopian Airlines Orders 12 Airbus A350 XWB Aircraft

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

PARIS (Dow Jones)-- Ethiopian Airlines signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 12 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft, Airbus, a unit of European Aeronautic Defence and Space NV Co (EAD.FR), said Wednesday.

Melat Yante to Represent Ethiopia at Miss Universe 2009 Pageant

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

New York (Tadias) - Melat Woldesenbet Yante, who was crowned last month “Ethiopia’s Top Model 2009?, will represent her country at the 58th annual Miss Universe pageant at the Atlantis Paradise Island, in Nassau, Bahamas on August 23, 2009.

Ethiopian Airlines becomes orders 5 Boeing 777 long-range jets, valued at $1.3 billion

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

SEATTLE — Boeing Co. and Ethiopian Airlines have announced an order for five 777 long range jets.

Ethiopia Telecom introduces new services to improve poor revenues

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 In order to boost telecoms revenues, the Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation (ETC) has announced the launch of third generation GPRS service, internet utilising mobile data transfer technology, which can be used to download and exchange digital data. This enables subscribers to locate their vehicle whereabouts and their destination after connecting ...

Tourists grant Ethiopian guides’ $1 million wish

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

By Barry Malone LALIBELA, Ethiopia (Reuters Life!) - Guide Getachew Tekeba used to bring tourists to his favorite mountainside spot just minutes from his house in Lalibela to watch the sunset and talk of his fantasy to build a hotel with the best view in Ethiopia.