Archive for March, 2010

Kenyan Streak Ends As Ethiopian Wins Berlin Half Marathon

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Ethiopia’s Eshetu Wondimu has ended Kenya’s win streak at the 30th Vattenfall Berlin Half Marathon on Sunday. The 28 year-old took the race in a fine 60:16 minutes, beating Peter Kirui (Kenya) by just one second in the final sprint. Ethiopia’s Maregu Zewdie took third place with 60:24. Kenyans had ...

Terror suspect admits Ethiopian jet was bombed

Monday, March 29th, 2010

LONDON – British intelligence agents have reopened their investigation into the mysterious crash of an Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet last February after a terror suspect taken into custody in Saudi Arabia confessed it was bombed, according to a report from Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin.

Ethiopian Sentenced in Bank Mgr. Kidnapping

Monday, March 29th, 2010

CLINTON, Md. – Josef Tadele apologized repeatedly in court for his participation in a plot to kidnap the family of a bank manager. Tadele, 24, and his attorney also asked for leniency.

Ethiopia striving to produce more young competent athletes

Monday, March 29th, 2010

The Ethiopian Ministry of Youth and Sports on Saturday said the country is committed to producing tomorrow's athletes who will be competent at international games.

Ethiopia passes Death sentence on convicted Somali Islamist

Monday, March 29th, 2010

March 26, 2010(ADDIS ABABA) – The federal court of Ethiopia on Thursday passed death sentence against a former member of the radical Somali Al -Itihad Al-Islamiya group for committing "terrorist acts" during mid 1990s.State ministry of justice said in a statement.

6,000 Ethiopian Jews to attend world’s largest seder in Gondar

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Approximately 6,000 Ethiopian Jews will gather at a massive seder in Gondar on Monday night, most of them hoping that Israel will soon accede to their request to make aliyah.

Ethiopian Opposition Party Elders Confront Prison Officials Over Jailed Leader

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Ethiopia's best-known political prisoner, opposition leader Birtukan Mideksa, is said to be in poor physical and mental health in a jail outside Addis Ababa where she is serving a life sentence.  But as Prison authorities have denied visitation requests from friends and colleagues seeking to check on her condition.

Alemayehu G. Mariam: Ethiopia: The A B C’s of Stealing an Election

Monday, March 29th, 2010

It is a staple of the criminal defense bar to represent thieves, robbers, burglars, muggers, pickpockets, shoplifters, embezzlers, con men, fraudsters and swindlers. It is also the ineluctable lot of the defense lawyer to learn about the M.O. (modus operandi, techniques) of the criminal classes with professional detachment. But few ...

Ethiopia accused of crackdown ahead of vote

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

Ethiopia's government is waging a coordinated attack on rights activists, journalists and political opponents ahead of the country's national elections in May, a leading human rights group said on Wednesday.

Ethiopia omit Bekele from world cross-country squad

Friday, March 26th, 2010

ADDIS ABABA (AFP) - Ethiopian distance star Kenenisa Bekele has officially been left out of Ethiopia's squad for this weekend's World Cross Championships in Poland, the Ethiopian athletics federation said Friday.