Archive for June, 2010

Teshome H. Gabriel dies at 70; UCLA professor and Third World cinema expert

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

The Ethiopian-born educator was 'one of the first scholars to theorize in a critical fashion about Third World cinema,' a fellow academic says.

Protesters denounce sham elections in Ethiopia

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Ethiopian Americans Denounce the Recent Sham Elections in Ethiopia and Call on the US to Change its Foreign Policy towards the Tyrannical Rulers

Ethiopia’s new millennium

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Ethiopians celebrated the new millennium 7 years later than the western world. Nina Tenaw, 27, and her family could not afford tickets to the recent millennium bash at the Sheraton Hotel in Addis Ababa, but they still enjoyed themselves. Nina describes the celebrations and her hopes for a brighter future ...

Ethiopian Official Receives Death Sentence for Rebel Support

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

By Jason McLure June 16 (Bloomberg) -- Ethiopia’s Federal High Court sentenced a former top regional official to death for killing three people and organizing a separatist group in the western Benishangul Gumuz region, the state news agency reported.

Supreme Court to Hear Election Challenge

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Ethiopia’s Supreme Court will consider a request by the Medrek opposition alliance to void the results of the country’s May 23 election and hold a new one after widespread reports of voter harassment and intimidation by security forces and governing party activists, a Medrek spokesman, Negasso Gidada, said Tuesday. The ...

Ethiopian Soccer Tournament? There’s an App for that too!

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

When it comes to Applications (apps) for your Smartphone, there is no doubt the iPhone has you covered.  Despite the huge rejection rate for new apps, Apple currently has the largest applications on the market available through its app store.

Ethiopia opposition mounts court challenge to election

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

By Barry Malone ADDIS ABABA, June 15 (Reuters) - Ethiopia's main opposition group on Tuesday filed a court case against the country's electoral board for rejecting its demand to rerun elections criticised by the European Union and the United States.

Ethiopia aims to turn itself into a regional energy giant

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

 Ethiopia's government has set itself an ambitious target: in just a few years it aims to take an undeveloped country, with one of the world's lowest levels of per capita access to electricity, and turn it into a regional powerhouse, exporting energy to its neighbours.

Volunteering in Ethiopia widened grad’s worldview

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Bishop McNamara High senior named school's ‘Man of the Year' for service work When his plane touched down outside of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia last July, Daniel Artin, 18, of Camp Springs wasn't sure what to expect. As part of the first generation of his family to be born in the ...

Protest targets Italian government over Ethiopian dam disaster

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Demonstrators outside the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome today will urge the government to deny Ethiopia €250 million for construction of the controversial Gibe III dam