Archive for May, 2010

Response to Meles Zenawi

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Imprinted in popular imagination is the image of Meles Zenawi quivering, focused, and clearly at one of his heights of oratory as he ranted against the Algiers Technical Arrangement in one of his most -- he has several -- press conferences. “We will not relent until Shabiya (the Eritrean government) ...

Calf injury could end Kenenisa Bekele’s season

Friday, May 28th, 2010

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — World and Olympic 5,000 and 10,000-meter champion Kenenisa Bekele has a ruptured calf muscle that could end his season.

Ethiopia’s St. George Beat Atraco To Reach Kagame Cup Final

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Ethiopia’s St. George thrashed defending Kagame Cup champions Atraco 3-1 to seal their passage to the final of the regional club competition.

Ethiopian PM dismisses calls for fresh election, warns oppositions

Friday, May 28th, 2010

May 27, 2010 (ADDIS ABABA) - Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi on Wednesday rejected a demand by opposition leaders for a re-run of the country’s national election, urging them to refrain from any unconstitutional moves that may lead to harsh consequences.

AUC welcomes Australian proposal to open embassy in Addis Ababa

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU) Jean Pin, on behalf of the commission, has welcomes the Australian government's proposal to open an embassy in Addis Ababa

Scientists Challenge ‘Breakthrough’ on Fossil Skeleton

Friday, May 28th, 2010

The fossil skeleton known as Ardi, hailed in some quarters as the scientific “breakthrough” of 2009, has now drawn critics who dispute claims that the species lived in dense woodlands rather than grassy plains, which have been long considered the favored habitat of early prehumans and perhaps account for their ...

Analysis: EPRDF’s Percentage of Parliamentary Seats Breaks African Record

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

(By Addis Neger Staff) The 99.63% parliamentary seats EPRDF got in last Sunday’s election beats the percentage of seats garnered by ruling parties in the ten most authoritarian African states since the end of the cold war, a study by Addis Neger reveals.

Nineteen more, Prime Minister Meles

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Nineteen years and counting. Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and his ruling EPRDF party are cruising to an easy "victory" in yesterday's elections. Taking power in 1991, Meles is as entrenched as they get.

U.S. warns Ethiopia future relations at stake

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

WASHINGTON - The United States cautioned Ethiopia Wednesday that future bilateral relations will be shaped by whether the Addis Ababa government is responsive to international criticism of its just-completed elections.

Ethiopia jams Deutsche Welle before and during elections

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Deutsche Welle [DW] director-general Erik Bettermann has condemned the jamming of DW’s radio programming in Ethiopia. Before and during the parliamentary elections in Ethiopia on Sunday, May 23, Deutsche Welle’s shortwave broadcasts of its Amharic programme was blocked several times.