Archive for July, 2011

UN reports measles outbreaks, deaths among children in Ethiopia, Kenya

Friday, July 15th, 2011

GENEVA — United Nations officials say outbreaks of measles in Ethiopia and Kenya have killed dozens of children and sickened thousands of others.

Banyana geared up for Olympic qualifiers

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Banyana Banyana, set to face Ethiopia in August and September for a place at the London Games, lost 1-0 to hosts Zimbabwe in the Cosafa final in Harare on Saturday.

Horn of Africa conflicts worsen humanitarian crisis

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Famines in Africa are almost always man-made. Droughts may strip the ground, but it is wars or other communal upheavals that start the death rattles. That's what's happening now on the parched landscape in the Horn of Africa where Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia meet.

THE SOLDIER: War in a time of warlords and extremists

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Abdi Karshe Abdi is a 75-year-old soldier I was recruited as a soldier in 1967. I never thought Somalis would ruin their own country and destroy people's property. Back then my salary was only 120 Somali shillings and with this I could feed my family well and save some cash in the ...

South Sudan and Ethiopia are ready markets

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Export processing zone investors should tap into the South Sudan and Ethiopian markets to diversify from the export restriction imposed by the East Africa Protocol. The East Africa Custom protocol demands that the East African countries in the region were now local markets and were no longer export markets. During ...

Ethiopian peacekeepers to arrive in Abyei Friday

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Ethiopia says it has started deploying peacekeepers to the contested region of Abyei, which lies between Sudan and South Sudan. Dina Mufti, spokesman of Ethiopia's foreign affairs ministry, said Thursday that the troops began a weeklong overland journey on July 7. Mufti said the battalion will "definitely be operational" Friday. The deployment ...