From the Media Capital, to the Global Ethiopian Community
Wednesday March 29th 2017

‘Happening Now’ Archives

Long Distance Legend, Ethiopia’s Haile Gebresilassie Retires. Is this it? (Poll)

Long Distance Legend, Ethiopia’s Haile Gebresilassie Retires.  Is this it? (Poll)

// Haile Gebresilassie arguably the greatest long distance runner of all time has just announced his retirement. Haile who has trained very hard was clearly overcome with emotions during the press conference when announcing his retirement at the 2010 ING New York City marathon. He stated that he has not discussed the decision to [...]

Leather Factory Will Become The Latest Chinese Investment in Ethiopia

Leather Factory Will Become The Latest Chinese Investment in Ethiopia

// By William Davison - Bloomberg: China’s Xinxiang Kuroda Mingliang Leather Co. will open a $67 million leather factory in Ethiopia on Nov. 24, adding to the billions of dollars already invested in the East African country by China. Xinxiang financed 55 percent of the project, with the remainder coming from the China-Africa Development [...]

Ethiopia: Nile River Dispute Heats Up

Ethiopia: Nile River Dispute Heats Up

// by Peter Heinlein, VOA: Controversy is bubbling in Africa over who owns the rights to the waters of the Nile River.  From the river's source, our correspondent reports newly assertive upstream nations are challenging treaties that grant most of the Nile's flow to consumer countries Egypt and Sudan. Some say the source of the Blue [...]

Ethiopia: Somber scene at vigil outside DC9

Ethiopia: Somber scene at vigil outside DC9

by Michelle Basch, wtop.com: WASINGTON - At least 100 people crowded around the temporarily closed DC9 nightclub in Northwest D.C. Tuesday night to remember a man who died after a confrontation at the club last week. D.C. Police have said 27-year-old Ali Mohammed threw a rock or brick through the window of the club on 9th Street near U Street [...]

Ethiopia, World Bank sign over $300mn cooperation accord

Ethiopia, World Bank sign over $300mn cooperation accord

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Ethiopia and the World Bank have on Tuesday signed in Addis Ababa $330 million cooperation agreement to support Ethiopia’s development activities. According to the signed agreement, the bank will give the money to support Ethiopia’s recently launched five years growth and transformation plan, which aims to [...]

Team Ethiopia Rebounds, Defeat Madagascar 1-0 in CAN 2012 Qualifiers

Team Ethiopia Rebounds, Defeat Madagascar 1-0 in CAN 2012 Qualifiers

// (APA) Ethiopia defeat Madagascar 1-0 in CAN 2012 qualifiers The Ethiopian national team on Sunday defeated Madagascar 1-0 in the African Nations Cup (CAN) qualifiers played in Antananarivo, the Malagasy capital, giving hope for the team in its remaining matches. The Ethiopian team, accordingly got three points for defeating [...]

Ethiopia frees opposition leader Birtukan Mideksa

Ethiopia frees opposition leader Birtukan Mideksa

Xin Rice, Guardian: Ethiopia's best-known opposition leader was released today after spending most of the past five years in jail. Birtukan Mideksa, a 36-year-old single mother and former judge, was escorted from Kaliti prison to her home in a modest hillside suburb of Addis Ababa shortly before noon. She had been serving a life sentence for [...]

Ethiopia: Opposition leader Birtukan Mideksa to be released

Ethiopia: Opposition leader Birtukan Mideksa to be released

Jimma Times: According to sources in Addis ababa, the leader of the largest opposition party Judge Birtukan Mideksa is expected to be released this week. Some sources inside Ethiopia's "Elders Committee," which negotiated her released during her first imprisonment, said Birtukan could be released as early as Wednesday. Meles has previously [...]

Boat Carrying Ethiopians & Somalis Capsizes, Killing At Least 13

Boat Carrying Ethiopians & Somalis Capsizes, Killing At Least 13

// Deborah Hastings, AOL NEWS (Sept. 28) -- At least 13 African refugees are feared dead after scrambling for food and water while the U.S. Navy tried to save their overcrowded, broken-down boat in the Gulf of Aden near Yemen. The small skiff, packed with 75 Ethiopians and 10 Somalis, was spotted drifting in the gulf by a [...]

US signs over $220mn development cooperation agreement with Ethiopia

US signs over $220mn development cooperation agreement with Ethiopia

// APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) The United States government on Thursday signed a $ 229.3 million agreement with Ethiopia, aimed at expanding cooperation on development programs in education, health, and economic growth, including agriculture and trade. The amount, due to be channelled through the United States Agency for [...]

 Page 5 of 17  « First  ... « 3  4  5  6  7 » ...  Last »