Archive for October, 2011

African Dictators: The People Don’t Love You!

Monday, October 31st, 2011

By Alemayehu G. Mariam | Oct 31, 2011 African dictators: Those in the front row are all gone except Yemen's Ali Saleh Abdela (2nd left) who's still clinging to dear life In February 2011, at the onset of the Libyan Revolution, Moamar Gadhaffi trumpeted to the world, “They love me. ...

Parents accused of killing adopted Ethiopian daughter ‘were inspired by religious discipline book that encourages children to be biblically punished’

Monday, October 31st, 2011

The parents accused of killing their 13-year-old adopted daughter, are being investigated over whether they were inspired by a book that encourages children to be biblically punished.

Belgian coach Saintfiet leaves Ethiopia job

Monday, October 31st, 2011

By Mark Gleeson CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Belgian coach Tom Saintfiet said on Friday he was leaving his job as Ethiopia coach after just five months, citing broken promises for his departure.

US flying drones out of Ethiopia: paper

Monday, October 31st, 2011

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force has been secretly flying drones from a civilian airport in southern Ethiopia as part of an aggressive campaign against al Qaeda affiliates in Somalia and Yemen, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.

Further Results from Ethiopian Mines Announced by Nyota

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Nyota Minerals has announced assay results for a further 32 diamond and reverse circulation drill holes covering the main Tulu Kapi ore body and step out targets, with positive infill results underpinning the resource base. The results will help upgrade the Tulu Kapi resource according Richard Chase Chief Executive Officer of ...

Ethiopian Sugar to Raise Sugar Output

Monday, October 31st, 2011

The Ethiopian Sugar Corporation announced plans to raise national sugar production from 300 thousand to 2.25 million tonnes annually. The corporation has begun extensive efforts towards increased sugar production according to Yilma Tibebu Corporation Public Head.

US $1 billion Chinese railway line for Ethiopia

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Ethiopian Railway Corporation (ERC) and the China Railway Group Limited (CREC) on Tuesday sealed a US$1 billion deal to build railway infrastructure in the Horn of Africa country. Photo/Reuters The new railway line, to be built by CREC, runs from Sebeta town, some 25 km west of Addis Ababa, to Meiso town ...

Land grab and food security in Ethiopia

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

We need food; we don’t have that much land! By Shawel Betru, PhD Food is the most basic of all needs. As early as 18th century the great political economist David Recardo saw man’s never ending demand regardless of his progress. In his Nobel Prize speech in 1970 Norman Borlaug said “civilization ...

Ethiopia readies 3 mn hectare for investors

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Ethiopia, a landlocked country located in the horn of Africa, is readying over 3 million hectare of land for investors to develop large-scale commercial farms, according to a government official.

Ethiopia releases former junta officials

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Senior former officials of the military regime who have been sentenced to death by Ethiopian court for genocide crime against humanity have been pardoned after almost 21 years imprisonment and the public reaction is positive with some reservations.