Archive for January, 2011

Aircraft investigation team collects information in Addis Ababa

Monday, January 31st, 2011

January 29, 2011Kaleyesus Bekele The investigation team on the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-800 jetlinner that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea shortly after takeoff the Raffik Hariri Beirut International Airport in January last year arrived in Addis Ababa on Monday.

Easy Victory For Ethiopian At The Miami Marathon

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Tesfaye Alemayehu of Ethiopia came within 35 seconds of the course record at the ING Miami Marathon on Sunday. His time, 2:12:57, was a full five minutes ahead of second-place finisher Benazzouz Slimani. Third place went to last year’s winner, Mike Wardian, who ran 2:23:41.

Mandela ‘responds well to treatment’

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Goodwill gestures and get-well messages continue to pour in President Jacob Zuma is expected to arrive home from Ethiopia, but it is not clear when he would visit former president Nelson Mandela at his Johannesburg home.

Australia offers 1,000 scholarships for African students

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

The Australian government on Thursday announced the award of 1000 scholarships for African students as from 2013.

Gebrselassie to run Tokyo Marathon

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Defending champion Masakazu Fujiwara and runnerup Arata Fujiwara have received invites, while world record holder Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia will feature among the foreign contingent at next month's Tokyo Marathon, organizers said Thursday.

Athletics-Mekonnen ends Lagat’s Millrose reign in mile

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

By Larry Fine NEW YORK Jan 28 (Reuters) - World indoor 1,500 metres champion Deresse Mekonnen of Ethiopia ended American Bernard Lagat's Wanamaker Mile winning streak at six on Friday in the 104th Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden.

Punjab farmers make successful beginning in Ethiopia

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

PATIALA:  Large number of farmers from Punjab who gone Ethiopia to encourage investment in Africa, have succeeded in their venture. These farmers met Smt Preneet Kaur, Union Minister of State for External Affairs during her visit to Ethiopia.

A full plate for AU as it begins annual summit in Ethiopia

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Africa is in a bit of a funk, which comes as a huge headache for the African Union as it begins its annual summit this weekend. To begin with, there is the clumsy stalemate in Cote d’Ivoire.

Ethiopian Heritage College Scholarship Offered for Fourth Consecutive Year

Friday, January 28th, 2011

The Ethiopian Heritage College Scholarship Fund is now encouraging Washington, DC metro area students graduating high school to apply submit applications for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Australia warns of high terror risk during Ethiopia’s AU summit

Friday, January 28th, 2011

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle January 27, 2011(ADDIS ABABA) – Australia is reportedly warning of the possibility of a terrorist attack in Ethiopia during the16th Ordinary Session of the African Heads of State and Government.