Archive for October, 2010

AFCON 2012 qualifiers: Ethiopia 1-0 Madagascar

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

The Ethiopia national football team has beaten Madagascar 1-0 away in the 2012 African Nations Cup qualifiers on Sunday.

Ethiopian rebel faction to sign peace deal with govt

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

ADDIS ABABA — Senior leaders of a breakaway Ethiopian rebel faction gathered in Addis Ababa Tuesday to sign a peace deal with the government.

Petronas seeks sale Ethiopian oil rights: official

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

By Barry Malone ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Malaysian state oil company Petronas has asked Ethiopia to approve an agreed deal to sell all its oil and gas concessions in the country to a locally owned firm, a senior government official said on Monday.

Climate change threatens Africa’s anti-poverty efforts

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - The effects of the global climate change could undo the progress African countries have made in tackling persistent diseases like malaria and other health challenges, UN Economic Commission (UNECA) Executive Chief Abdoulie Janneh, has warned.

Flowers mark festival in Ethiopian capital

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Flowers have been a main feature of a festival in Addis Ababa, alongside parades and fireworks.

Ethiopian officials release Birtukan

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Ethiopian officials on Wednesday released a top opposition leader who had been sentenced to life in prison after the government said she had violated a pardon agreement and sent her back to jail in late 2008.