Archive for July, 2010

1936: Aboune Petros, Ethiopian bishop

Friday, July 30th, 2010

On this date in 1936, the Italian forces occupying Ethiopia executed anti-occupation cleric Aboune Petros.

Ethiopian asceticism from India: Could this be the way out?

Friday, July 30th, 2010

The last of my three part series deals with asceticism as practiced in India, especially after Yogi Prahlad Jani’s 70 year fast. It holds an enticing promise for millions. This would ensure that Ethiopians aren’t burdened by disastrous government policies. It is also true that the threat of the ever ...

Sunshine Secures Land to Build Marriott Hotel in Addis Ababa

Friday, July 30th, 2010

July 24, 2010 -- Sunshine Construction Plc received a 4000sq.m. plot it requested a year ago from the Addis Ababa City Administration for a Marriott hotel project, according to news from the Ethiopian Reporter.

Azeb Mesfin bankrupting state banks – By Mezgebu Tsegaye, Addis Ababa (AddisVoice.com )

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Azeb Mesfin, wife of dictator Meles Zenawi, member of the rubber stamp parliament and boss of the biggest corruption scheme in Africa called the Endowment Fund the Rehabilitation of Tigray (EFFORT) has been pushing state banks to the brink of bankruptcy.

Ethiopia finalizes construction of electricity transmission lines to its neighbours

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Ethiopia announced on Tuesday the finalization of the construction of electricity transmission lines that will help the country to supply electricity to its neighbours.

Sudan’s Kaki skips 800m for relays in Nairobi

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

NAIROBI — Sudan's Abubaker Kaki has opted to skip Thursday's 800m semi-finals at the African athletics championships which would have seen him clash with big rival and reigning champion David Rudisha of Kenya.

Farmers in Kan. seek to expand test plots of Ethiopian grain into marketable fields of teff

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas farmers are studying an Ethiopian cereal grain known as teff as a possible alternative crop for the state.

Boy who fell 28 storeys ‘big-hearted’

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

CALGARY - When Luleseged Bete left for work Tuesday morning, his son, Sami, was asleep. With no way of knowing hours later his only child would fall to his death from a 28th floor balcony of his family's Beltline apartment suite, he let him be.

Arabsat suspends ETV broadcasts

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Addis voice  One of the world’s top satellite TV operators, the Arab Satellites Communication Organization (Arabsat), has decided to suspend the Meles regime from using its services after repeatedly engaging in illegal signal interference and jamming efforts affecting a number of TV channels including ESAT and its own ETV satellite broadcasts. ...

Kiprop gives Kenya 10,000m gold

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

NAIROBI — Hosts Kenya claimed the first gold in the African Athletics championships on Wednesday when Wilson Kiprop held off Uganda's Moses Kipsiro to win the men's 10,000 metres.