Archive for January, 2010

Three students kidnapped from the Hawassa University

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

It’s been more than a week since anyone has heard from three students kidnapped from the Awassa University campus in southern Ethiopia by government security forces, according to the Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA). Whereabouts of the students, Nagga Gezaw, Dhaba Girre, and Jatani Wario, is ...

Ethiopian schools put Turkey on curriculum

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

“MERHABA! MERHABA!” – the Turkish greeting echoes through the school corridor as neatly uniformed Ethiopian children welcome a visitor.

Lebanon’s mistreatment of grief-stricken Ethiopians

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

By Patrick Galey Even though there were nine nationalities aboard the Boeing 737 jet which burst into flames and crashed into the sea minutes after taking off in a violent thunderstorm on Monday morning, the Lebanese, naturally enough, only concerned themselves with one.

China invests in Ethiopia but at what cost?

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

China’s minister for commerce says trade with Ethiopia will reach $3 billion by 2015 ASK AN Addis Ababa taxi driver to take you to Ethio-China Friendship Road and he might just scratch his head.

Early speculations on plane crash cause misleading -Ethiopia

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

By Tesfa Alem Tekle January 26, 2010 (ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopian Airlines, whose Boing Co. 737 crashed into the Mediterranean sea with 90 people on board, said that the cause for the plane crash is under firm investigation and any early conclusions coming out on the cause are wrong.

‘Significant lightning bolt’ cited in Ethiopian crash

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

State College, Pa. -- 26 January 2010 -- AccuWeather.com reports frequent lightning was in the area of Monday morning's Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 crash into the Mediterranean Sea, according to data compiled by AccuWeather.com.

Ethiopian plane black box found, toll reaches 32

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Two more bodies were recovered Tuesday after an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing carrying 90 people plunged into the sea off Lebanon's coast shortly after take-off from Beirut the day before.

EU to boost climate change battle with 2.4b euros

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

The European Union (EU) said Monday it would give 2.4 billion euros to finance global efforts to tackle the effects of climate change.

Ethiopia declares national mourning day after plane crash

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

January 25, 2010 Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Ethiopia has set aside Monday as a day of national mourning following the tragic crash of the country’s national flag carrier airliner in Lebanon, Beirut early Monday morning.

Prof. Adugnaw Worku received Honorary Degree

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

By Lainey S. Cronk | Pacific Union College CALIFORNIA — At Southwestern Adventist University's (SWAU) winter graduation this year, PUC director of library services Adugnaw (Adu) Worku spoke on "What a Difference Education Makes." He shared his own story of being a shepherd boy and not beginning school until the age ...