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Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie wins the Great North Run

Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie wins the Great North Run

// Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie powered to an emphatic victory in his first Great North Run in Gateshead on Sunday. From, BBC News: The two-time Olympic 10,000m champion was unable to threaten the 2005 course record of 59 minutes 05 seconds. But the marathon world-record holder, 37, surged clear at halfway to win by a huge margin from [...]

Somaliland: Up to 300 Ethiopian rebels surrounded

Somaliland: Up to 300 Ethiopian rebels surrounded

// (AP) MOGADISHU, Somalia — Authorities in the self-declared republic of Somaliland say their troops have surrounded up to 300 Ethiopian rebels who entered the territory illegally. Somaliland's military chief Gen. Elmi Robleh Furur said Tuesday the men were part of Ethiopia's Ogaden National Liberation Front. He displayed [...]

A show of faith and forgiveness AUDIO SLIDE SHOW pressherald.com Eid al Fitr

A show of faith and forgiveness AUDIO SLIDE SHOW pressherald.com Eid al Fitr

PORTLAND - Muslims from throughout Greater Portland gathered at the Portland Expo on Friday to celebrate Eid al Fitr, one of the holiest festivals in Islam, marking the end of the monthlong Ramadan fast. People from countries around the world, and a handful of native Mainers who have adopted Islam, arrived throughout the morning, greeting each [...]

Little Ethiopia Grows Up

Little Ethiopia Grows Up

// One of D.C.’s biggest immigrant communities steps off the political sidelines. Lydia DePillis, WashingtonCityPaper: Back in 2002, Daniel Belayneh started the non-profit Ethiopian Community Services and Development Council because he noticed a clear injustice: Two homeless Ethiopian immigrants had frozen to death in the street, [...]

Ethiopian activists in Facebook protest for Birtukan Mideksa

Ethiopian activists in Facebook protest for Birtukan Mideksa

By Mark Tran, guardian.com.uk: Activists have urged people to change their Facebook profile to that of Birtukan Mideksa, 35, Ethiopa's most prominent political prisoner, for the Ethiopian new year, which starts on 11 September. The opposition party leader is an Amnesty International prisoner of conscience, serving a life sentence in Kaliti [...]

In Ethiopia, AU Honors Top African Women Scientists

In Ethiopia, AU Honors Top African Women Scientists

// From, AllAfrica.com: The African Union Scientific Awards, some of which are scheduled to be given later this week (9 September), will be officially renamed at the ceremony as the African Union Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Awards in order to increase the AU's international visibility. AU leaders reached their decision to change the [...]

Ethiopia to supply power to Sudan beginning October

Ethiopia to supply power to Sudan beginning October

// APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Ethiopia will start supplying power to its neighbor, Sudan, beginning October 2010, APA learns here on Tuesday. Various power connection works were undertaken between the two countries since the past few years with the support of the World Bank, which has allocated over $100 million for the power [...]

Floods displace thousands more in Ethiopia

Floods displace thousands more in Ethiopia

(AFP) ADDIS ABABA — Floodwaters have displaced nearly 16,000 people in north-eastern Ethiopia, the UN said Monday, weeks after thousands of others were affected in the country's central region. "Flooding in Afar, caused by the overflow of the Logia River and the Tendaho dam ... on 27 August, resulted in the displacement of approximately [...]

Guinea defeats Ethiopia in CAN 2012 qualifiers

Guinea defeats Ethiopia in CAN 2012 qualifiers

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) The Guinea national team on Sunday defeated their Ethiopian counterparts 4-1 in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers played in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Guinea national team played well both in the first and second halves of the match. Guinea scored two goals both in the first and second half of the game while [...]

Ethiopian Meseret Defar Finishes First in Women’s 3000m

Ethiopian Meseret Defar Finishes First in Women’s 3000m

// Below are the teams standings after first day of competition in IAAF Continental Cup in Split, Croatia: Team Standings (after 20 of 40 events), 1. day of competition: 1. Americas, 219 points. 2. Europe, 210. 3. Africa, 148. 4. Asia-Pacific, 134. From, Sportal.com: Britain's David Greene shocked reigning world [...]

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