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Egypt Said To Be In Talks With Ethiopia Over Nile Dam Plan

Egypt Said To Be In Talks With Ethiopia Over Nile Dam Plan

Egypt's leaders are negotiating with Ethiopia over a Nile River dam project the Ethiopians have begun building, according to reports. The news comes after a week of forceful talk about the dam project, including one session with Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi in which politicians discussed armed intervention, apparently not aware their words were [...]

Gebremariam, Kiplagat to compete in NYC Marathon

Gebremariam, Kiplagat to compete in NYC Marathon

(AP) Defending champions Gebre Gebremariam of Ethiopia and Edna Kiplagat of Kenya will compete in the New York City Marathon in autumn. The New York Road Runners announced Wednesday that Meb Keflezighi, who in 2009 became the first American to win the race since 1982, will also compete on Nov. 6. It will be the 35-year-old Keflezighi's [...]

Fox News still tries to court “Birthers”

Fox News still tries to court “Birthers”

The White house released President Obama's Long-Form birth certificate earlier today putting an end to the so-called "birther" debate, or did it? Below are headlines from major news organizations that covered the news of the long-form birth certificate release. One headline sticks out.  (Click on image to expand) Fox News's unique headline [...]

Ethiopian Government Denies Arrest of Opposition Party Activists

Ethiopian Government Denies Arrest of Opposition Party Activists

By William Davison (Bloomberg) -- Ethiopia’s government denied claims by the opposition that political activists in state of Oromia have been arrested in recent weeks as part of a crackdown to pre-empt potential anti-government protests. Those arrested were members of the Asmara, Eritrea-based Oromo Liberation Front, government spokesman [...]

Ethiopians, Eritreans hold friendship conference in San Jose

Ethiopians, Eritreans hold friendship conference in San Jose

By Pete Carey: MercuryNews.com: San Jose may seem like an out-of-the-way place for an international friendship conference. But on Saturday, Ethiopians and Eritreans from as far away as Europe and South Africa met to find ways to bring the two peoples together. The occasion was the third annual Ethiopian and Eritrean Friendship Conference, [...]

Ethiopia bomb blast wounds two, official says

Ethiopia bomb blast wounds two, official says

By REUTERS ADDIS ABABA - A bomb exploded near a court in the west of Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa on Thursday, wounding two people, police officials said. "It exploded at 4 p.m. (1300 GMT) on the pavement of a road that links with the Lideta High Court," Tesfaye Eshetu, a district police investigator, told Reuters. Tesfaye said two [...]

Ethiopia warns of action against Eritrea

Ethiopia warns of action against Eritrea

By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia warned on Saturday it would take "all measures necessary" against Eritrea, in a rare threat of direct action against a neighbour it routinely accuses of supporting rebel groups. Ethiopia and Eritrea have often traded tough rhetoric since a 1998-2000 border war killed some 80,000 people, but [...]

Ethiopia to Cut Foreign Adoptions by Up to 90 Percent

Ethiopia to Cut Foreign Adoptions by Up to 90 Percent

From, VOA NEWS: Ethiopia is cutting back by as much as 90 percent the number of inter-country adoptions it will allow, as part of an effort to clean up a system rife with fraud and corruption. Adoption agencies and children’s advocates are concerned the cutbacks will leave many Ethiopian orphans without the last-resort option of an [...]

Ethiopia’s Mekonnen wins Tokyo marathon in Emperor’s absence

Ethiopia’s Mekonnen wins Tokyo marathon in Emperor’s absence

From, Reuters: By Alastair Himmer TOKYO (Reuters) - Ethiopia's Hailu Mekonnen sprinted to victory in the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday, taking advantage of the absence of world record holder Haile Gebrselassie. Mekonnen won in two hours, seven minutes and 35 seconds in dazzling sunshine before paying tribute to his countryman, who pulled out of [...]

Gebrselassie out of Tokyo marathon

Gebrselassie out of Tokyo marathon

(AFP) TOKYO — World record holder Haile Gebrselassie has pulled out of this weekend's Tokyo marathon because of knee injuries, organisers said Thursday. The 37-year-old Ethiopian, who recorded a fastest ever time of 2:03:59 when he won the 2008 Berlin marathon, hurt both knees in a fall during practice. Gebrselassie announced his [...]

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