Archive for September, 2010

Indoctri-Nation

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

This past week Ethiopia's Ministry of Education issued a "directive" effectively outlawing distance learning (or education programs that are not delivered in the traditional university classroom or campus) throughout the country. According to reports, the directive of the Ministry's Higher Education Relevance and Quality Agency (HERQA) prohibits enrollment of new ...

Four Political Parties Form Coalition

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

September 6, 2010 - Four political parties have formed a coalition called the Ethiopian Democratic Forces Coalition, according to ENA news report.

Floods displace 15,600 people in Ethiopia

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Heavy floods in Ethiopia's lowlands have displaced 15,600 people and scores have been killed due to an outbreak of water-borne diseases, a coalition of UN relief agencies said Monday.

African policy makers discuss agriculture, climate change

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) African policy makers, agriculturalists, negotiators and partners gathered on Tuesday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to consider an African position on agriculture, food security and climate change, said a press release from the African Union (AU) Commission.

ETHIOPIAN RUNNER BERHANU TOOK HIS OWN LIFE

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Ethiopian distance runner Dejene Berhanu, who was reported dead at the age of 29 last Sunday by his management firm, took his own life.  Two independent sources contacted by Race Results Weekly who had knowledge of the situation, one in the United States and one in Ethiopia, confirmed the news. ...

Ethiopia to face Guinea in Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier on Sunday

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Addis Ababa – The Ethiopian national soccer will face its Guinean counterpart in the Africa Cup of Nations Group B qualifier here on Sunday. 

Ethiopia devalues birr against dollar

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Ethiopia devalued its currency, the birr, by 17 percent against the dollar, the third such move in the past 14 months, according to the National Bank of Ethiopia.

Tullow Expands in Kenya, Ethiopia With Acquisition of Six Oil Licenses

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Tullow Oil Plc, which plans to produce its first oil in Ghana later this year, will expand exploration in Kenya and Ethiopia with the acquisition of interests in six licenses from Africa Oil Corp.