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From Ethiopia to New York: Aster Aweke Live at SOB’s – February 4th

From Ethiopia to New York: Aster Aweke Live at SOB’s – February 4th

New York (Tadias) – Internationally acclaimed Ethiopian singer Aster Aweke will perform at The Sounds of Brazil (SOB’s) in New York City on Friday, February 4th, 2011. Per Masinko Entertainment, the event’s organizers, the upcoming concert marks the artist’s first appearance in the city in more than six years. The comeback coincides [...]

United States Dedicates New Embassy Compound in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

United States Dedicates New Embassy Compound in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

From, U.S. Department of State: In an important symbol of America’s commitment to an enduring friendship with Ethiopia, as well as our bilateral relationships with the Government of Ethiopia and the African Union, Deputy Secretary of State James B. Steinberg dedicated the new U.S. Embassy facility in Ethiopia today. Ethiopian Deputy Prime [...]

US envoy heads to Sudan, Ethiopia

US envoy heads to Sudan, Ethiopia

(AFP) WASHINGTON — The US Sudan envoy left Friday for an African Union summit in Ethiopia ahead of a trip to Sudan and south Sudan, which voted for independence this month, the State Department said. Major General Scott Gration was to accompany Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg to the Sudanese capital Khartoum and the southern [...]

As unrest sweeps Egypt, president refuses to quit

As unrest sweeps Egypt, president refuses to quit

CAIRO (AP) — In his first response to the unrest sweeping his nation, Egypt's president fired his Cabinet Saturday and promised reforms but refused to step down, setting the stage for perhaps even heavier street battles with protesters calling for an end to his nearly 30 years in power. Four days of the largest anti-government protests in [...]

Ethiopia: Deresse Mekonnen wins Wanamaker Mile at Millrose

Ethiopia: Deresse Mekonnen wins Wanamaker Mile at Millrose

(AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Deresse Mekonnen won the Wanamaker Mile on Friday night, becoming the first runner other than Bernard Lagat to win the Millrose Game's marquee event since 2004. The 23-year-old from Ethiopia finished in 3 minutes, 58.58 seconds, holding off Lagat's challenges in the final two laps. Mekonnen, the two-time defending [...]

Australia warns of bomb attacks at Addis AU summit

Australia warns of bomb attacks at Addis AU summit

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The Australian foreign ministry has warned that extremists are planning bomb attacks on Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa during an African Union summit there starting this week. A Western diplomat in Addis Ababa said the information his colleagues had was that Somali militants might be planning attacks on the [...]

Ethiopia’s Aselefech Mergia Finishes First At The Dubai marathon

Ethiopia’s Aselefech Mergia Finishes First At The Dubai marathon

From, Capital Sports: DUBAI, January 21 - Kenya's David Barmasai won Friday's Dubai marathon in a time of two hours seven minutes and 18 seconds. Fellow Kenyan Evans Cheruyiot took second, almost a minute behind.The 22-year-old Barmasai succeeds Ethiopian long distance great Haile Gebreselassie, winner of the last three editions. Ethiopia's [...]

Ethiopian Man Shot To Death In Southeast Atlanta

Ethiopian Man Shot To Death In Southeast Atlanta

From, WSBTV.com: ATLANTA -- A convenience store clerk was shot and killed during an early morning robbery in southeast Atlanta, police said. Police surrounded the Citgo Glenwood Food Mart on Glenwood Avenue, which was marked by several bullet holes and shattered glass. Officers were talking to at least two witnesses. The robbery occurred [...]

2010 Ethiopian Airline Crash Answers Still Elusive

2010 Ethiopian Airline Crash Answers Still Elusive

From, The Daily Star: BEIRUT: When Ethiopian Airlines flight ET409 plunged into the sea moments after taking off from Rafik Hariri International Airport on Jan. 25 last year, there was no shortage of theories on why the plane had crashed. The Boeing 737-800’s fate was sealed, as was claimed variously at the time, by lightning strike, poor [...]

Boulder family raising money for well in Ethiopia, home country of four of their kids

Boulder family raising money for well in Ethiopia, home country of four of their kids

// By Amy Bonds, Daily Camera: The Romeo family has a deeply personal interest in their fundraising project. While planning an upcoming trip to Ethiopia -- the home country of four of their six children -- they came up with the idea to raise money for a well in an Ethiopian village. On Wednesday, the day before [...]

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