Archive for October, 2009

Africa rejects new climate change pact

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

As the clock ticks towards the climate change talks in Copenhagen, Africa has now declared that it will not accept a new pact to replace the Kyoto Protocol.

Ethiopia Commodity Exchange to launch online trading

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

The system, which will include futures trading, will come into operation in the second half of 2010 when 20 remote online trading centres are set up all over the country.

Ethiopian immigrant to Israel shares her story in Anchorage

Monday, October 26th, 2009

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The United Jewish Communities of Alaska is raising money for an organization that helps Ethiopian Jews transition to life in Israel. This weekend a special visitor was here to share her story.

Ethiopian ace wins Dublin City Marathon

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Ethiopian runner Feyisa Lelisa claimed victory at the 30th running of the Dublin City Marathon in an unofficial time of 2:09:11.

Millionaires were born out of Ethiopia’s famine !!!

Monday, October 26th, 2009

By Tedla Asfaw Ato Gebre Medin Araya's, " Tigray Betelate Eje Mewdekena  Yasketelew Mezez"  part one and two, fourteen pages in Amharic is a timely piece on this  25th anniversary of the famine in our country Ethiopia. Sadly, another  famine is unfolding at this very moment and those who want to ...

12 Things the World Probably Don’t know About Ethiopia

Monday, October 26th, 2009

By abeshabunnabet Ethiopia has a total population estimated at approximately 80 million and is home to more than 80 ethnic groups and a wide diversity of languages. Ethiopia is the second most populous nation in Africa

Income from two new Ethiopian gold discoveries could total $1.7bn/y

Monday, October 26th, 2009

British and Saudi companies have each reported finding important gold deposits in Ethiopia raisin government hopes of significant income from gold mining.

SA filmmakers give back in Ethiopia

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

South African producer Pascal Schmitz, director/scripwriter Damian Armstrong and DOP Richard Muller have just guided 20 filmmakers in Addis Ababa in an intensive week-long training course focused on socially responsible filmmaking. The four teams in the course were tasked with making four short documentaries about bridging social divides in Ethiopia ...

CBE to open branch at AAU’s premises

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Addis Ababa, October 23 (WIC) – The Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) has signed an agreement with the Addis Ababa University (AAU) so as to open its branch in the premises of the university. 

Ethiopian Exchange Says Traders Tampering With Coffee

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

By Jason McLure Oct. 23 (Bloomberg) -- The Ethiopia Commodity Exchange said it’s taking measures to prevent exporters from tampering with coffee beans in order to sell them on the domestic market, where prices are higher than some types of export coffee.