Archive for September, 2009

Press encounter with PM highlights dire need for new vision for Ethiopia

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

By Genet Mersha, October 1, 2009In the wake of his ‘involuntary anointment’ as chief executive of the state and the ruling party, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia has once again shifted to a high gear with a new five-year term securely under his belt. Although his decision was not ...

Mothers Of Ethiopia Part II: Escaping Child Marriage

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

 This is the second of a five-part series on what she learned on her trip.ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- The first time Tadu Gelana's mother suggested she get married, Tadu thought she was kidding. Only 14 years old, Tadu had not yet finished school or had her first menstruation cycle. Tadu ...

Oromia Airways formed by Ethiopian singer Kemer and Oromo businessmen

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

(By Andualem Sisay/ Africanews) Kemer yusuf, known as among the best Ethiopian singer of Oromo music, steps into the growing local flight business of Ethiopia by forming Oromia Airways jointly with two Ethiopians business men.

Mind Your Spelling, Please

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

B. Mezgebu 30 September 2009 Addis Abeba — The gaggle of boys and girls, sitting at the back of the mini-bus were obviously discussing on the future of their education, come the New Year. Besides, during that week, the result of one of the numerous national exams was announced. And so English ...

Kenya, Ethiopia authorities seize ivory stash

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

NAIROBI, Kenya — The head of Kenya's wildlife service says Ethiopian and Kenyan authorities have seized more than 2,600 pounds (1,200 kilograms) of ivory from nearly 100 illegally killed elephants.

Africa Experiments With Climate Insurance — for $5 a Year

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

NEW YORK -- Ethiopian farmers are buying drought insurance with a muscular currency: their own labor.

Divisive journalist accuses former Ethiopian Air Force of carnage – By Robele Ababya

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

This article is written in support of the incisive rebuttal by Falcon to the virus of hate and malicious lies that were spread to tarnish the image of the former Ethiopian Air Force (EAF) by one Tesfaye Guebreab.

Ethiopia vows to continue oil venture amide rebel threat

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

By Tesfa-alem Tekle September 29, 2009 (ADDIS ABABA) — Despite Ogaden rebels repeated warnings against foreign oil exploration in Somali region, the Ethiopian Ministry of Mines and Energy vowed to continue the oil project.

Mothers Of Ethiopia Part I: Zemzem’s Journey

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Editor's note: Hanna Ingber Win, the Huffington Post's World Editor, was recently invited by the UN Population Fund to visit its maternal health programs in Ethiopia, which has one of the world's worst health care systems. In the U.S., a woman has a 1 in 3,418 chance of dying from ...

Happy Birthday to the Late, Great Tilahun Gessesse

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

| ADDIS FORTUNE |Tewodros Kasahun, aka Teddy Afro, once said that the legendary Ethiopian singer, the late  Tilahun Gessesse had carried him in his arms when he was a child and bought him Fanta. He praised Tilahun as “the other lion”, in line with Kenenisa Bekele - whom he honoured in ...