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Op-Ed: Why I Don’t Eat Red Meat

Op-Ed: Why I Don’t Eat Red Meat

Betty Shiferaw, TsehaiNY.com: Growing up in America with an Ethiopian cultural background can be intense at times in the sense of not understanding either the American ways of living or the Ethiopian.  As a proud Ethiopian or Habesha, as we like to call ourselves, I must say we love to eat.  Similar to the stereotypical Italian families, [...]

Ethiopia receives $780mn remittances from the Diaspora

Ethiopia receives $780mn remittances from the Diaspora

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Ethiopia has obtained around $780 million from remittances from Ethiopians in the Diaspora in the past ten months, the Ethiopian National Bank said here on Tuesday. According to the bank, this year’s earnings from remittances exceed that of last year by about nine per cent. An estimated one million Ethiopians [...]

Young parking lot czar is the face of Ethiopian success in the D.C. area

Young parking lot czar is the face of Ethiopian success in the D.C. area

By Derek Kravitz, Washington Post: Ask any of the thousands of Ethiopian immigrants working as parking attendants or cabbies around Washington whom they aspire to be like, and you'll probably hear about Henok Tesfaye. Tesfaye, 37, started as a parking valet in downtown Washington two decades ago, saving a few hundred dollars each month to pay [...]

Egyptian president says Nile water will never go beyond national borders

Egyptian president says Nile water will never go beyond national borders

APA- Cairo (Egypt) Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stressed on Saturday in Cairo that the flow of Nile water will be confined only inside the territory of Egypt and will never go beyond the country’s borders. President Mubarak told reporters after inaugurating a key road in Cairo that he gave directives to the government for better use of [...]

`Lucy’ species used stone tools, fossil study says

`Lucy’ species used stone tools, fossil study says

By MALCOLM RITTER (AP) NEW YORK — Two ancient animal bones from Ethiopia show signs of butchering by human ancestors, moving back the earliest evidence for the use of stone tools by about 800,000 years, researchers say. The bones appear to have been cut and smashed some 3.4 million years ago, the first evidence of stone tool use by [...]

Ethiopian youth Olympic delegation leaves for Singapore

Ethiopian youth Olympic delegation leaves for Singapore

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) The Ethiopian youth Olympic delegation leaves Addis-Ababa late on Tuesday for Singapore to attend the 2010 Youth Olympic Games. The 15-athlete team will participate in short distance run and two swimming categories. The Ethiopian delegation is expected to achieve good results in the short distance run, which will [...]

Ethiopian Airlines Negotiating Return to Djibouti

Ethiopian Airlines Negotiating Return to Djibouti

By Adam Gonn, TheMediaLine: Ethiopian Airlines could be close to settling a dispute with the Civilian Aviation Authority in neighboring Djibouti over the type of aircraft used by the airline, according African news portal Afrik News. Ethiopian Airlines is hoping to use turbo-propelled aircraft, while the Djibouti authority is pushing them to [...]

The Twenty5 Campaign, Keeping Hope Alive

The Twenty5 Campaign, Keeping Hope Alive

(TsehaiNY) - Who could forget the graphic images of Ethiopia 25 years ago followed by a concert event intended to pull the country out of its misery?  As the world watched and dug deep into their pockets, millions of Ethiopians were dying. Twenty five years later Ethiopia has made some positive changes thanks in part to the work of organizations [...]

Local Ethiopians seek help to open a community center

Local Ethiopians seek help to open a community center

From, SeattlePi: Despite its wet and mild climate, the greater Seattle area is home to many East African immigrants, with estimates ranging from 25,000 to 40,000. "It's probably more than that," said Mulu Retta, a member of the Ethiopian Community Mutual Association. That's one reason why Retta and her association are trying to start a new [...]

Top Chef Rewind: Ethiopian Food

Top Chef Rewind: Ethiopian Food

(TsehaiNY) - During the first segment of last night’s Top Chef, contestants took on the challenge of preparing an Ethiopian dish.  Host Padma Lakshmi opened the show by talking about the diversity that makes up Washington, D.C., and how Ethiopian food dominates the area. Ethiopian cuisine prepared by chefs included tibs and even doro wot [...]

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