Archive for August, 2010

Some see worsening rights situation in aid donor ‘darling’ Ethiopia

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Like many in the West, former U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia David Shinn watched the country's recent elections for signs that democracy was finally taking root.

Kenya defeats Ethiopia 3-0 in friendly football match

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) The Kenyan national team defeated the Ethiopian team by 3-0 in a friendly match on Wednesday in Addis Ababa.

Ethiopia Faces Era Of One-Party Rule

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Ethiopia's 2010 election all but wiped out the country's once vibrant political opposition.  This means that Ethiopia faces the prospect of one-party rule for the foreseeable future.

44 Ethiopian soldiers killed in latest attacks

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

The Radio Freedom frontline correspondent reports that attacks by the Ogaden National Liberation Front [ONLF] forces aimed at liberating the Ogaden from Ethiopian troops continue unabated.

Afghanistan and African nations at greatest risk from world food shortages

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Soaring commodity prices and natural disasters in Russia and Pakistan have combined to put African nations and conflict-ridden countries such as Afghanistan most at risk from food shortages, according to a report released today.

Explore Ethiopia for its ancient culture

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Ethiopia is the cradle of civilization, the place where some believe the biblical Ark of the Covenant is held. Its historical landmarks and rich culture tell the story of a people who have survived more than a thousand years of outsiders' attempts to exert influence.

Ethiopia awards water information system contract for Beles hydro project site

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia 8/17/10 (PennWell) -- Ethiopia's Ministry of Water Resources has awarded a contract for development of a water information system for the Tana and Beles subbasins, site of the 460-MW Beles hydropower project, which is under construction on the Beles River.

Ethiopian Television back on Arabsat

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

A senior official at Ethiopian Television (ETV) told the newspaper Capital in anonymity last Friday that the state television service has resumed its transmission on Arabsat. The Ethiopian government had announced earlier that it was under discussions with Arabsat about the retransmission of its national television programme through their satellite.

Ethiopia’s Sophia Bekele says interest high for Dot Africa domain

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Sophia Bekele, the Ethiopian born founder and executive director of DotConnectAfrica (DCA), the nonprofit umbrella organization for the .africa domain initiative, said interest for a Dot Africa domain is very high.

Ethiopian Striker Fikru Tefera Returning To SuperSport United

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Ethiopian striker Fikru Tefera has resurfaced back at SuperSport United and is closing in on a deal that will see him re-unite with the club he played for before leaving for Czech Republic last year.