Archive for February, 2011

Birtukan Mideksa quitting politics

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

By Peter Heinlein (VOA) Ethiopia’s best-known opposition leader has announced she is quitting politics, at least temporarily, and is going to the United States. Birtukan Mideksa’s departure will leave Ethiopia without a prominent female politician.

Joe Mamo, D.C.’s Gas-Station Master

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Meet the guy who owns half of D.C.'s filling stations  To hear him tell it, Joe Mamo’s move from Ethiopia to North Dakota in 1981 was accidental Mamo’s father, Yenberber Mamo, was a public transit mogul who manufactured buses and ran the first fleet to provide service across Ethiopia. The operation made ...

What I Admired About Ethiopians

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Philip N. Wesseh (PNW Recently I was part of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf's delegation to the 16th Summit of Heads of State of Africa of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The well organized Summit was held under the theme: “Towards Greater Unity And Integration Through Shared Values.”  First, let ...

Ahead of Ethiopia clash:Siasia must insist on home based –Disu

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

 Ex-international, Tajudeen Disu has cautioned Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia to build his team around the home-based players if he intends to have a solid side ahead of the Nations Cup qualifiers against Ethiopia.

Germany allocates €26.5 million for AU building project in Ethiopia

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) The German government on Monday in Addis Ababa held a ceremony to launch a project for a building for the African Union (AU) Commission Peace and Security Council (PSC) with a 26.5 million Euro budget.

Ethiopia Revokes License of US Adoption Agency

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Ethiopia has revoked the license of an American adoption agency, accusing it of child trafficking. The agency has responded sharply, charging it is the victim of government retaliation.

African youths united can never be defeated

Monday, February 14th, 2011

 A specter is haunting Africa and the Middle East - the specter of an awesome army of youths on the move, in revolt, marching for freedom, chanting for democracy and dying for human rights and human dignity. Millions of youths are standing up and demanding dictators to stand down and ...

Mubarak may step down Thursday night

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Cairo, Egypt (CNN) -- There is a strong likelihood that embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will step down Thursday night, CIA Director Leon Panetta told a U.S. Congressional panel.

Southern Sudan votes to split from the north

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Khartoum, Sudan (CNN) -- Final results of last month's referendum show that an overwhelming majority of southern Sudanese voted to split from the north, a result that will lead to the creation of the world's newest nation, the referendum commission said Monday.

Ethiopia Foiled Eritrea-Backed Attack on Summit, ENA Reports

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Ethiopian security services thwarted an Eritrea-backed terrorist attack on last week’s Africa Union summit, the Ethiopian News Agency said.