Archive for December, 2009

Bekele to target World 3000m mark in Birmingham

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

Birmingham, UK - The reigning two-time Olympic champion over the 10,000m, Kenenisa Bekele, will have his sights set on Kenyan Daniel Komen’s 3000m World record in Birmingham in February.

UN imposes sanctions on Eritrea over support for rebels in Somalia

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

The United Nations Security Council imposed an arms embargo and other sanctions on Eritrea today in a move that in effect brands the country a pariah state.

Dutch resident sentenced to death by Ethiopian court

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

A resident of the Dutch town of Haarlem was sentenced to death by an Ethiopian court on Tuesday. He was found guilty of disrespect for the Ethiopian constitution and, along with four other people, for attempting a coup. But Mesfin Aman is not worried about his safety. "I have an ...

African Leaders to Consider New $4 Billion Investment Bank

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

By Jason McLure Dec. 23 (Bloomberg) -- South Africa, Nigeria, Libya, Algeria and Egypt will each contribute $300 million to establish a pan-African investment bank under a plan to be considered by heads of state from the African Union at a summit in February.

Addis Ababa mandates seat belts, bans cell phone use while driving

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Addis Ababa, December 23, 2009 -- It was the new wave of traffic regulations that have befallen the city of Addis Abeba sending drivers in the city into a frenzy over the past two weeks. The regulation bans the use of cell phones, while driving including using any kind of ...

41 New Peace Corps Volunteers Begin Service in Ethiopia

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Addis Ababa -– United States Chargé d’Affaires in Ethiopia Dr. Tulinabo Mushingi on Dec 18 swore-in 41 new Peace Corps Volunteers. The forty-one Americans will spend the next two years as Community Health Volunteers in four regions in the country where they will focus on prevention of HIV/AIDS infection, care ...

Meles Zenawi, the Man Who Sold Ethiopia Turns His Eyes on Africa

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

22 December 2009 Ginbot 7 StatementIn August 2009, when African leaders selected Ethiopia’s notorious dictator to represent Africa in the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, Ginbot 7 expressed its strong opposition and advised African leaders to reconsider their decision. In its concluding remark [Article dated October 30, 2009], Ginbot 7 warned African ...

The raw machismo of dictatorship

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

It was a remarkable display of raw machismo: “My way or the highway… or jail!” It was a one-man political theatre, a monologue about absolute power, domination, toughness, brawn and pugnacity. It was a demonstration of sang froid machismo calculated to taunt and sneer at the opposition, and bombard them ...

4 suspects held for attack

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Addis Ababa - Ethiopian authorities said on Monday they have apprehended four individuals "with Eritrean accents" suspected of killing one person and injuring nine in attacks in the restive Ogaden region.

Ethiopia death sentences for plot

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

An Ethiopian justice has condemned 5 people to genocide and 33 others to hold up in jail for formulation to murder supervision officials.