Archive for August, 2011

Arsenal takes look at Gedion Zelalem, a 14-year-old Ethiopian-German living in Washington

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

By Steven Goff A 14-year-old German with Ethio­pian roots and a U.S. green card who lives in the Washington area might have a future in England. Gedion Zelalem trained with Arsenal at London Colney for 10 days this summer. Zelalem’s father said a plan is in place for his son, a central midfielder, to ...

UNESCO pushes to lessen Ethiopia’s scanty power supply by around 2000MW!

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

By Kelebet Adam The discourse over trading off environment for the sake of developing human society has become very insensitively and irrationally sensitive subject for people who thinks that they are they only one who cares about mother earth. The three views over nature as to human development efforts are presented ...

Remittance to Ethiopia Grows by 88%

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

The National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) said that official receipt of remittance to Ethiopia grew to 1.5 billion dollars in the fiscal year to 8 July 2011, registering an 88 percent increase over its value in the previous year.

Ethiopia to Issue 200 Birr Notes

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

The National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) has commissioned a study to introduce a 200 birr note as the highest legal tender instead of the hitherto 100 birr note.

Ethiopian Bekele To Defend World Title In Daegu

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 21, 2011 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Ethiopia's four-time 10,000m world champion Kenenisa Bekele will take part in the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea this month, announced by the Ethiopia Athletics Federation (EAF) Sunday. Bekele has been entered to compete in both the men's 5,000m and 10,000m at ...

Ethiopia might import SA coal via Berbera Port

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

The Ethiopian Petroleum Enterprise is to import coal from South Africa with the aim of securing a sustainable supply of coal as an alternative source of energy for cement factories in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia might import SA coal via Berbera Port

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

The Ethiopian Petroleum Enterprise is to import coal from South Africa with the aim of securing a sustainable supply of coal as an alternative source of energy for cement factories in Ethiopia.

Journalists face more time in jail

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- A pair of Swedish journalists could spend 28 days more in an Ethiopian lockup as officials investigate an incident that left them injured, officials said.

Girma of Ethiopian Airlines wins 2011 Medal of Glory Award

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

A former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ethiopia Airlines, Mr. Girma Wake, has been named the recipient of the 2011 Medal of Glory Award (MOGA) by the organisers, the Foundation for Democracy in Africa (FDA). In a statement sent to PANA Tuesday, the organisers said the highest honour is awarded annually ...

Rising hunger in south Ethiopia despite lush green

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

SHEBEDINO, Ethiopia — Malnourished children are flocking into feeding centers in this forested corner of southern Ethiopia after a drought in East Africa extended into this normally fertile region.