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Truth Aids Benefit at The Box in New York – February 24th

Truth Aids Benefit at The Box in New York – February 24th

From, Tadias.com: New York (Tadias) – The 2011 TruthAIDS Benefit will be held on February 24th at The Box in New York. According to the organizers, Proceeds from the benefit will be used to support TruthAIDS’ efforts in raising awareness about HIV and domestic violence in Ethiopia. All donations are 100% tax-deductible. The non-profit [...]

A Fundraiser Not-to-Miss

A Fundraiser Not-to-Miss

St. Mary of Zion Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahado Church will be holding a fundraising event on February 27th at 1pm at the Ukrainian Community Center located at 301 Palisade Avenue, Yonkers, NY. At this event, the long awaited raffle drawing will take place where the Grand Prize is a 2010 Toyota Camry, the second prize a 3-piece sectional, the [...]

US Embassy in Ethiopia Hosts Discussions with Opposition on Current Affairs

US Embassy in Ethiopia Hosts Discussions with Opposition on Current Affairs

From, Addisnegeronline.com: The Embassy says that public uprisings, originating in Tunisia and Egypt, are expanding throughout the region to countries such as Bahrain, Jordan, Libya, Yemen and lately to neighboring Djibouti. According to embassy sources, the US government has expressed concern that similar uprisings may begin in Ethiopia, and [...]

Kenya’s Mary Keitany Breaks the World Record, Ethiopia’s Deriba Merga Wins Half Marathon

Kenya’s Mary Keitany Breaks the World Record, Ethiopia’s Deriba Merga Wins Half Marathon

From, The Standard: Kenya's Mary Keitany breaks the World record time in the Half Marathon race at the RAK Half, United Arabs Emirates. The Friday event saw the 29-year-old Kenyan clock 1:05:50 to knock 35 seconds from the previous mark of 1:06:25, set by Kenyan-born Dutchwoman Lornah Kiplagat during the 2007 World Half Marathon Championships [...]

Protesters in Djibouti rally to replace president

Protesters in Djibouti rally to replace president

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators gathered in the tiny East African nation of Djibouti on Friday to demand that the president step down after two terms, the latest in a series of rallies modeled after political demonstrations across Africa and the Middle East. President Ismail Omar Guelleh has served two terms and faces an [...]

Ethiopian Journalist Alleges Detention for Inciting Egypt-Style Protests

Ethiopian Journalist Alleges Detention for Inciting Egypt-Style Protests

By, Peter Heinlein | Addis Ababa (VOA) An Ethiopian journalist says he was detained and harassed by federal police after comparing conditions in Ethiopia to those in North African states hit by people power protests. Journalist Eskinder Nega says six heavily-armed policemen jumped from a truck on a busy central Addis Ababa street [...]

Egypt’s Mubarak Steps Down

Egypt’s Mubarak Steps Down

Cairo, Egypt (CNN) -- Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned Friday, relinquishing power after three decades of iron-clad rule in the powerhouse nation of the Arab world. Vice President Omar Suleiman announced the resignation on state television and said he was transferring authority to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to "run [...]

Ethiopia Probably Won’t Need to Fully Liberalize Economy to Join WTO

Ethiopia Probably Won’t Need to Fully Liberalize Economy to Join WTO

From, Bloomberg: The World Trade Organization probably won’t insist that Ethiopia open up all its key industries to international competition in order to become a member, a senior WTO official said. Stalled eight-year-old negotiations to join the Geneva- based body are about to resume in Africa’s second-most populous nation, where the [...]

South Sudan Votes Overwhelmingly For Independence

South Sudan Votes Overwhelmingly For Independence

UBA, Sudan (AP) -- The mud-hut town of Juba has earned a promotion to world capital later this year. Only Southern Sudan needs far more than its own currency and a national anthem: Most of the roads here are dirt and even aid workers live in shipping containers.  In a little more than five months, Southern Sudan is slated to become the [...]

Ethiopia: Gebremeskel loses shoe but wins 3000 metres in upset

Ethiopia: Gebremeskel loses shoe but wins 3000 metres in upset

(Reuters) - Ethiopian Dejen Gebremeskel outkicked favoured British runner Mo Farah despite wearing just one shoe to win the men's 3,000 metres at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Saturday. Gebremeskel finished in a time of 7:35.37 to hold off Farah, who clocked 7:35.81. The Ethiopian lost his right shoe early in the race but pressed with a [...]

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