Archive for August, 2010

Ethiopian Airlines and the Boeing 777-200LR – A Winning Combination

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

With the delivery of its first 777-200LR in November 2010, Ethiopian will be the first airline in Africa to operate the world’s most technologically advanced, and longest-range airplane in the world, further reaffirming its leading position on the continent.

Ethiopia Insurance Corporation struggling to compensate Ethiopian Airlines

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Ethiopian Airlines has made an overwhelming insurance claim from the state owned Ethiopian Insurance Corporation (EIC) for the crash of one of its aircraft off the coast of Beirut, Lebanon in January this year.

Eritrean political group seeks probe over allegedly dumped nuclear waste

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle August 30, 2010 (ADDIS ABABA) – An exiled Eritrean political organization, the Red Sea Afar Democratic Organization (RSADO) on Monday urged the international community to investigate the allegedly dumping of foreign toxic waste by the waters inside the tiny Red Sea nation.

Ethiopia announces plans to attract one million tourists by 2020

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Ethiopia announced on Monday plans to attract around one million tourists by 2010, which is currently poor compared to the country’s tourism attraction sites.

270,000 At Risk As Floods Threaten Ethiopia

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

More than a quarter of a million Ethiopians are at risk from heavy floods which are  expected next month, according to a forecast issued by the United Nations on Monday.

Five Ethiopians die in Saudi deportation centre: report

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

RIYADH — Five Ethiopians died in a crowded Saudi centre for deporting illegal immigrants, the Arab News reported Monday.

Egyptian company found gold in western Ethiopia

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

CAIRO – Egypt's ASEC Company for Mining (ASCOM) (ASCM.CA: Quote) said on Sunday it had found two gold mining targets in an Ethiopian concession with enough tonnage and grade potential to suggest an economic discovery is possible.

Why can’t we just get along?

Monday, August 30th, 2010

A Comedy of Errors: (Act I) Rodney King's videotaped brutal beating by members of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) eventually triggered the L.A. riots of 1992. Rodney made a public appearance on the third day of the anarchy and pleaded in his inimitable style: People, I just want to say, can ...

Reinventing Kenya

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

A Brand Spanking New Constitution In February 2008, following the ethnically-driven post-election violence in Kenya, I wrote an editorial commentary entitled "The Ethiopianization of Kenya": After a half century of national existence, democratic experimentation and stability, Kenya has degenerated into a tribal/ethnic basket case beset by violence, fear and loathing... Kenya ...

Empowering women to fight FGM/C

Friday, August 20th, 2010

AWASH, 19 August 2010 (IRIN) - In the northeastern Ethiopian region of Afar, more than 91 percent of women undergo one of the most severe forms of genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). Reproductive health education however, seems to be paying off, with the number of girls affected reducing, albeit gradually.