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My Ethiopian Journey, 19 Years Later… (Continued)

My Ethiopian Journey, 19 Years Later… (Continued)

// Click Here For Part I By: Bilen Muleta I missed my mother (I haven’t been away from home for more than a week, and it’s never been this far, so that was especially hard.)  I know, I’m 30-years-old and this shouldn’t be an issue, but it is.  My traveling partners would complain about how much money I spent on phone cards.  [...]

‘I Have a Responsibility’ to Ethiopia, Affirms Haile Gebrselassie

‘I Have a Responsibility’ to Ethiopia, Affirms Haile Gebrselassie

// From, Runners World: The marathon world recordholder (2:03:59), who'll do his first ING New York City Marathon on November 7, notes that after 27 world records and all the riches those have brought him, "I can lead a nice life anywhere around the world." But he  considers it essential to provide an example to other athletes by [...]

No retirement talk from the great Gebrselassie

No retirement talk from the great Gebrselassie

By Samson Haileyesus, Associated Press ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Fortunately for the New York City Marathon, Haile Gebrselassie won't even talk about retirement. The 37-year-old Ethiopian — widely considered the greatest distance runner ever — has set a host of world records, won two Olympics golds and captured eight world titles in events [...]

Ethiopia: Gena Siraj wins rainy Beijing Marathon

Ethiopia: Gena Siraj wins rainy Beijing Marathon

// BEIJING (AP) — Gena Siraj of Ethiopia won a rain-lashed Beijing Marathon, finishing ahead of Gert Thys of South Africa with one of the slowest times in the event's 30-year history. Siraj finished the 26.2-mile course in 2 hours, 14 minutes, 45 seconds, with Thys following in 2:15:56. Matthew Sigei of Kenya was third in [...]

Ethiopia: We Want Justice!

Ethiopia: We Want Justice!

// From, YoungEthiopian.org: Last night, those of us who were at the vigil at the corner of 9th and Ust witnessed a heart-wrenching moment. The father of the slain, Ali Mohammed, and his family spoke about him and how they were disturbed at how the case has been handled by the District of Columbia justice system. We should not be [...]

Ethiopia using aid to suppress dissent: rights group

Ethiopia using aid to suppress dissent: rights group

// (AFP) – NAIROBI — Ethiopia, one of the world's top donor aid recipients, is using the assistance to suppress dissent by denying opponents government support, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. Farmers who do not support the ruling party are refused loans, fertilisers and seeds, while families of opposition members are barred [...]

Ethiopian Airlines appoints its first female commercial flight captain

Ethiopian Airlines appoints its first female commercial flight captain

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Ethiopian Airlines on Thursday officially appointed its first female commercial flight captain, APA learns here. The first female commercial flight captain, Amsale Gualu Endegnanew, took off her first flight on a Q-400 aircraft from Addis Ababa to Bahir Dar on an internal flight. Captain Amsale joined Ethiopian [...]

Ethiopian Film Competes for the Oscars

Ethiopian Film Competes for the Oscars

// GoldDerby.com: Movies from 65 nations will compete for best foreign film at the Oscars, including entries from Ethiopia and Greenland, which are new to the race. The rundown just issued by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be whittled down to a short list of nine titles after they are screened and scored by academy [...]

An Ode to My Ethiopian Quilt

An Ode to My Ethiopian Quilt

// Ever since I can remember my mother has been an avid quilter.  Her work ranges from household décor like pillowcases to hats, gloves, and my favorite: bedspreads that in the coldest nights keep you warmer than any overpriced comforter. Just recently my mother presented me with my own quilt, handmade and woven with love.  After a [...]

Over 30,000 runners to participate Africa’s biggest race in Ethiopia

Over 30,000 runners to participate Africa’s biggest race in Ethiopia

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Around 35,000 people are expected to participate on 21 November 2010 in Ethiopia’s Great Run, which is Africa’s biggest mass race, APA learns here on Friday. The race organizers, headed by prominent athlete Haile Gebresilassie launched this week the registration for the 2010 mass race, which covers 10 kilometres [...]

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