Archive for November, 2009

The Great Ethiopian Run to Freedom

Monday, November 30th, 2009

In his epic autobiography, the great Nelson Mandela used the metaphor of the "long walk" to describe his decades-old struggle against apartheid and minority rule in South Africa. In Long Walk to Freedom, Mandela described, among other things, his labor of love trying to steer his nation away from racial ...

Alemtsehay Misganaw wins at the 73rd Manchester Women Road Race

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Manchester (November 26, 2009) -  Alemtsehay Misganaw, an Ethiopian athlete who lives in New York City and who was fourth last year, won the 73rd Manchester Women Road Race in 25:25 to  receive the $3,000 first finish prize money.

Band Aid founder, Geldof back in Ethiopia

Friday, November 27th, 2009

By Tesfa-alem Tekle November 26, 2009 (MEKELLE) — Since his landmark visit 25 years ago for famine relief efforts, Irish rock star and activist, Bob Geldof for the first time pays a 3-day visit in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, one among worst-stricken region by the 1984’s devastating famine.

Ethiopia being ‘used like an empty womb’

Friday, November 27th, 2009

There is alarm over the growth of land leasing in the country, writes Stephanie McCrummen. BAKO, ETHIOPIA: In recent months, the Ethiopian Government began marketing abroad one of the hottest commodities in an increasingly crowded and hungry world: farmland.

Zenawi’s top envoy comes under fire at human rights meet

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Ethiopia’s ex-president, ex-defense minister join main opposition

Friday, November 27th, 2009

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - A former Ethiopian president and a former defence minister have joined the same opposition party, strengthening it against a government accused of suppressing critics before national elections in May.

Ethiopian Opposition Slates U.S. Help for Ruling Party Company

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

By Jason McLure Nov. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Ethiopia’s main opposition party criticized a U.S. aid program for helping a textile plant with ties to the country’s ruling party win a multimillion dollar contract from an American company.

Ethiopia sees power production up 900 pct in 10 yrs

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

By Barry Malone ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia will start exporting power to neighbouring Sudan and Djibouti in 2010 and plans to produce 15,000 MW of power within 10 years, its mines and energy minister said on Tuesday.

Ethiopia Asks Death Penalty For Coup Plotters

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Prosecutors in Ethiopia are seeking the death penalty for 40 people found guilty of conspiring to overthrow the government

Ethiopia to offer 14 oil/gas exploration permits

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

By Barry Malone Tuesday, November 24, 2009 ADDIS ABABA, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Ethiopia will offer up to 14 licences for oil and gas exploration over the next three years despite threats from rebels who say they will attack oilfields run by foreigners, the government said on Tuesday.