Archive for March, 2010

Ethiopian student wins award for physics at Alabama University

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Dr. Fana Mariam Mulu-Moore, a doctoral graduate of the Alabama A&M University Department (AAMU) of Physics, has been awarded the Pro Quest/UMI Distinguished Dissertation award from the Council of Historically Black Graduate Schools at a recent event in Savannah, Georgia.

Ethiopia launches electric car despite power shortages

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Ethiopia has launched an electric car, despite suffering from power shortages. It is only the second African country to do so, after South Africa.

Meles Zenawi leaves for London to co-chair climate change finance group

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi left late Tuesday for London to co-chair with his British counterpart Gordon Brown the first meeting of the climate finance group due to be held on Wednesday in London, APA learns here on Tuesday.

European Union to Send Monitors to Ethiopia Vote, Lawmaker Says

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

By Jason McLure March 30 (Bloomberg) -- The European Union will send a team of observers to monitor Ethiopia’s May 23 national elections, amid complaints by opposition parties that the vote won’t be free and fair, a European lawmaker said.

David Cook Talks Ethiopia Trip with UN Foundation

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

American Idol Season 7 winner David Cook and his guitar player Neal Tiemann arrive in Ethiopia as guests of the United Nations Foundation to learn about the challenges adolescent girls face in many parts of the world.

Ethiopian Airlines ‘Interested’ in Report of Bomb Aboard Crashed Jet

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Ethiopian Airlines officials are closely following a report that a captured terrorism suspect has told of a bomb aboard a plane that crashed off the coast of Lebanon in January. Investigators have not determined the cause more than two months after the crash.

Dibaba falls short in title bid

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba failed to collect a fourth World Cross Country title after being run out of the medals in Poland.

VOA says Ethiopia blocks website as US row escalates

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

By Barry Malone ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - U.S. funded-broadcaster Voice of America said on Monday that Ethiopia may have blocked its website in a move which may lead to further U.S. criticism of its closest ally in the Horn of Africa.

Ethiopian telecoms to grow

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA - The telecommunications market in Ethiopia is on the verge of massive growth, leading to a wide range of investment opportunities in telecommunications and downstream information and communications technology (ICT) segments, according to a new study published by Technology Strategies International in partnership with BroadGroup TMT Ventures.

For Filmmaker, Ethiopia’s Struggle Is His Own

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

WASHINGTON — Among the courses Haile Gerima teaches at Howard University is one called “Film and Social Change.” But for Mr. Gerima, an Ethiopian director and screenwriter who has lived here since the 1970s in what he calls self-exile, that subject is not just an academic concern: it is also ...