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Reuters plays out Scenarios of how Ethiopia’s elections will turn out

Reuters plays out Scenarios of how Ethiopia’s elections will turn out

(Reuters) - Ethiopians vote on Sunday in the first elections since a disputed 2005 poll -- touted as the country's first truly democratic vote -- ended violently, with 193 protesters and seven policemen killed in street riots. Analysts are divided on how the parliamentary election will turn out this time, while the government and the [...]

Obama Signs Law Supporting Global Press Freedom

Obama Signs Law Supporting Global Press Freedom

Source: VOA Mariane Van Neyenhoff, widow of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, holds up the arms of their son, Adam Daniel Pearl, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, May 17, 2010, after he signed the Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act. President Barack Obama has signed a law that will require the U.S. [...]

Gebre Gebremariam sets a record in NYC

Gebre Gebremariam sets a record in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) Gebre Gebremariam of Ethiopia has used a sprint finish to set a course record in the Healthy Kidney 10K race in Central Park. Gebremariam finished in 27 minutes, 42 seconds on Saturday in only his third pro road race. Fellow Ethiopian Tadese Tola set the previous mark of 27:48 last year Gebremariam and Peter Kamais of Kenya dueled [...]

Four East African Countries Sign New Nile Treaty (Video)

Four East African Countries Sign New Nile Treaty (Video)

Entebbe, Uganda (AHN) - Four East African countries signed an agreement on Friday seeking more water from the River Nile - a move strongly opposed by Egypt and Sudan. The two down-river countries Egypt and Sudan did not sign the Comprehensive Framework Agreement after they objected to sections of the treaty, especially Article 14 (b) which [...]

Four African countries sign new Nile treaty

Four African countries sign new Nile treaty

(AFP) ENTEBBE, Uganda — Four African countries on Friday signed a new treaty on the equitable sharing of the Nile waters despite strong opposition from Egypt and Sudan who have the lion's share of the river waters. Rwanda, Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania signed the new framework while Kenya issued a support statement, an AFP [...]

East Africa meets to demand more Nile water from Egypt (BBC)

East Africa meets to demand more Nile water from Egypt (BBC)

Seven East African states are due to sign an agreement giving them more water from the River Nile - a move strongly opposed by Egypt and Sudan. Under a 1929 accord, some 90% of the river's water is reserved for Egypt. Upstream countries including Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia say this is unfair and want a new deal but nothing has been [...]

Lucy, 3 million years old, on display at Expo

Lucy, 3 million years old, on display at Expo

BEIJING, May 14 -- Lucy, a 3-million-year-old human skeleton fossil, will be on display for the remainder of Expo 2010 Shanghai. The skeleton is a replica and its display was opened to the public on Thursday in the Ethiopia section of the Joint Africa Pavilion. The exhibit, created 30 years ago, contains the only replica of the [...]

Plane crash in Libya ‘kills more than 100 on board’

Plane crash in Libya ‘kills more than 100 on board’

A passenger plane has crashed in Libya, killing more than 100 people on board, officials in the capital Tripoli say. The Airbus A330 crashed on landing at Tripoli airport after a flight from Johannesburg, Afriqiyah Airways said. Sixty-one Dutch nationals were among those killed, Dutch tourism board ANWB said. A Dutch boy was the sole known [...]

Ethiopian Opposition Activist Shot Dead; Third Killing in Week

Ethiopian Opposition Activist Shot Dead; Third Killing in Week

May 10 (Bloomberg) -- An activist campaigning for Ethiopia’s opposition Medrek alliance was shot dead in a rural part of Oromiya, the third killing in a week in the southwestern region ahead of elections on May 23. Girma Kabe was killed on May 4 in the North Shewa district, Negasso Gidada, a Medrek official, said in a mobile-phone interview [...]

Ethiopia commemorates defeat of Italian invaders

Ethiopia commemorates defeat of Italian invaders

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Ethiopia on Wednesday observed Patriots’ Day commemorating its victory over the Italian forces who attempted to seize control of Addis Ababa in 1941. The day is being observed for the 69th time with various activities. Here in Addis Ababa, the day-May 5- is being observed with a mass gathering at Arat Killo where [...]

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