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Little Ethiopia: African diaspora who call US capital home

Little Ethiopia: African diaspora who call US capital home

As many as 250,000 Ethiopians live in and around Washington DC, more than in any urban area outside of the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa itself. There are so many restaurants, shops and businesses catering to Ethiopians that the community has its own 1,000-page telephone book. The country's civil war, which ultimately led to independence [...]

Obama appoints Dr. Gebisa Ejeta to advising body

Obama appoints Dr. Gebisa Ejeta to advising body

BY SHAAN YADAV-RANJAN | Campus Editor Purdue Exponent President Barack Obama appointed a Purdue professor to advise the same organization that was responsible for his education in Ethiopia. Professor Gebisa Ejeta received a three-year presidential appointment to the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development, [...]

Heineken Submits Highest Bids for Two Ethiopian Breweries

Heineken Submits Highest Bids for Two Ethiopian Breweries

March 29 (Bloomberg) -- Heineken NV, the world’s third- largest brewer, submitted the highest offer for an Ethiopian brewery being sold by the government and is the only bidder for a second one, the country’s privatization agency said. Heineken offered $85.2 million for Bedele Brewery SC, Wondafrash Assefa, spokesman for the Private and [...]

Ethiopia moves to sharply reduce foreign adoptions

Ethiopia moves to sharply reduce foreign adoptions

(AP) NEW YORK -- Ethiopia, which has become the No. 2 source country for children adopted by Americans, implemented changes Thursday that could reduce the number of foreign adoptions by up to 90 percent, the State Department said. U.S. adoption agencies reacted with dismay, and launched a petition drive urging Ethiopia to reconsider. The [...]

St. Mary of Zion Fundraiser, A Night to Remember

St. Mary of Zion Fundraiser, A Night to Remember

(TsehaiNY.com) On Sunday, February 27th, hundreds filled the Ukrainian Community Center in Yonkers, New York, for St. Mary of Zion’s Fundraiser with hopes of winning the grand prize: a 2010 Toyota Camry. When the winner was announced, it set off a memorable ending for a church that has come a far way to ownership. Tickets were $30 at the door [...]

US environmental protection official visits Ethiopia

US environmental protection official visits Ethiopia

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) The administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa P. Jackson, is visiting Ethiopia on Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss with senior Ethiopian officials "issues of importance to the U.S. and Ethiopia, including protecting children’s environmental health, improving indoor air quality through clean [...]

Emiye Catherine Hamlin: Caring for Ethiopia’s Poorest Daughters

Emiye Catherine Hamlin: Caring for Ethiopia’s Poorest Daughters

Dr. Catherine Hamlin and her team were recently in the states for the launch of Hamlin Fistula USA.  Following is an exclusive interview with Dr. Hamlin and Mark Bennett, CEO of Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital. By, Tiberah Tsehai: In Amharic Emiye is an endearing term for mother: what Dr. Catherine Hamlin represents to those she has touched in [...]

Meeting Catherine Hamlin: Nancy’s Story

Meeting Catherine Hamlin: Nancy’s Story

By, Tiberah Tsehai: “I was in awe of her.  I was so honored to be in her presence,” said Nancy Feldman after meeting Dr. Catherine Hamlin. Nancy is a school nurse from the town of West Orange, New Jersey, with a big mission: raise enough funds for 25 women in Ethiopia who suffer from obstetric fistula receive surgery and make their lives [...]

Ethiopia Revokes License of US Adoption Agency

Ethiopia Revokes License of US Adoption Agency

(VOA) 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. Ethiopia’s Charities and Societies Agency has notified the Minnesota-based Better Future Adoptions Services that its license to operate in the country [...]

Ethiopia: Haile Selassie one of TIME’s Top 25 Political Icons

Ethiopia: Haile Selassie one of TIME’s Top 25 Political Icons

// TIME: Feb. 6 marks the 100th birthday of the late U.S. President Ronald Reagan. Few political figures in recent memory have matched the Gipper's charisma or enduring appeal. We look at other world leaders whose legacies have stood the test of time King of Kings, Conquering Lion of Judah, Elect of God. All were used to describe [...]

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