Archive for August, 2009

Strange disease causing several deaths in Addis not unexpected

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

The outbreak of a disease termed as Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) has hit the Ethiopian capital city of Addis Ababa. Over 200 persons have so far been affected by the outbreak and are receiving treatments in the city’s poor hospitals. First observed in remote rural areas of the country in ...

Ethiopia’s TEKEZZE dam starts generating POWER

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Capital The 44 meter arch dam, the biggest of its kind in Africa, is set to generate 300 MW of power. It started production of 75MW this week as a test trial.

African leaders want $67b for global warming

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

African leaders will ask rich nations for $67 billion per year from 2020 to cushion the impact of global warming on the world’s poorest continent, according to a draft resolution seen by Reuters on Monday.

Lifan Car seeks new partner in Ethiopia

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

By Elias Meseret Yangfan Motors Plc, a Chinese company that claims to have the right to produce Lifan cars in Ethiopia, says it is vigorously seeking a local partner to form a joint-venture company in Ethiopia.

Climate Change Meeting Will Undermine Ethiopian Democracy

Monday, August 24th, 2009

By Roger Bate Ethiopian President Meles Zenawi has always been shrewd in his courting of world leaders and deflection of his own failings. By talking tough over Somalia and terrorism he has won over many hawkish conservatives, who have been happy to gloss over his oppressive domestic record in order to ...

An idea whose time has come – Eleni Gebre-Madhin

Monday, August 24th, 2009

 By Eleni Zaude Gabre-Madhin Many Ethiopians have been intrigued by the advent of the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange and many voices have been heard from around the world in our virtual cyber-community and in private communication, some encouraging, some thrilled, some questioning, some skeptical, some downright opposed. I would like to thank ...

Africa wants $67 bln a year in global warming funds

Monday, August 24th, 2009

By Tsegaye Tadesse ADDIS ABABA, Aug 24 (Reuters) - African leaders will ask rich nations for $67 billion per year to mitigate the impact of global warming on the world's poorest continent, according to a draft resolution seen by Reuters on Monday.

Portrait of a dictator with a thousand faces

Monday, August 24th, 2009

The Masks of Dictatorship Last week, The Economist magazine painted a chilling journalistic portrait of Ethiopia’s capo dictator. The magazine described the ironfisted ringleader of the dictatorial regime that has “run Ethiopia since 1991” in starkly contrasting terms. “Meles Zenawi, still only 54, has two faces,” proclaimed the Economist. One ...

Aselefech Mergia took bronze in Berlin women’s marathon

Monday, August 24th, 2009

By Pirate Irwin BERLIN — China’s Xue Bai won the women’s marathon world title in a time of 2hours 25minutes and 15 seconds here on Sunday.

Jamal Takes Gold After Rodriguez Disqualified

Monday, August 24th, 2009

BERLIN (Reuters) - Bahraini Maryam Yusuf Jamal retained her world title in the women's 1,500m on Sunday after race winner Spaniard Natalia Rodriguez was disqualified for pushing an opponent.