Archive for November, 2009

Old standards with modern flourishes as Obamas host first state dinner

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

WASHINGTON — It is an old tradition, a White House dinner governed by ritual and protocol that happens to be this city's hottest social event. But at their first state dinner Tuesday night, President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, made sure to infuse the glittering gala with distinctive touches. ...

AfriCorruption, Inc.

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Transparency International (TI), the global coalition against corruption, has just released its 2009 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). Once again, Africa has the dubious honor of being Kleptocracy Central, the continental home of the most corrupt governments in the world. Leading the parade of kleptocracies are the regimes in Ethiopia, Sudan, ...

Ethiopia Sells Tourism Operator, Hotel, Capital Reports

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

By Jason McLure Nov. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Ethiopia’s government sold National Tour Operation and Travel Agency Enterprise to ABC Plc, the country’s largest car-rental company, Capital reported, citing Wondafrashe Assefa, a spokesman for the nation’s privatization authority.

Ethiopia’s Great Run to feature famous athletes

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Sport news - About 33,000 people, 200 of them from overseas, have registered to take part in Ethiopia’s Great Run, scheduled for Sunday, event organizers disclosed told PANA here Friday.

500 Successful Youth Awarded Prizes Here In Addis

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Addis Ababa, November 23, 2009  - Some 500 youths who become successful in their respective areas of business here in the capital were awarded medals and certificates in the presence of President Girma Wolde-Giorgis and Youth and Sports Minister Aster Mammo.

Jelila and Regassa win 10km in Addis Ababa

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Addis Ababa - Koreni Jelila and Tilahun Regassa stole the honours at the Ethiopian Airlines 2009 Great Ethiopian Run 10km in Addis Ababa on Sunday (22), both winning in new course records.

Germany pledges €30 million support to African Union

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Germany announced €30 million to support the African Union (AU) activities in the continent for the next two years, APA learns Thursday.

Ethiopian court convicts 26 in alleged coup plot

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — An Ethiopian court on Thursday convicted 26 people who were accused of taking part in an alleged coup plot earlier this year and acquitted five others.

Kenya moves closer to power supply deal with Ethiopia

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Kenya and Ethiopia have resolved differences over the electricity import deal that stalled two years ago amid opposition by environmental groups to the construction of a new hydropower dam in the neighbouring state.

Ethiopian election a campaign of intimidation

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

After the last election, 30,000 people were arrested in a crackdown on dissent. This time, the governing party is taking no chances