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Ethiopian Central Bank Says Devaluation to Boost Exports, Domestic Output

Ethiopian Central Bank Says Devaluation to Boost Exports, Domestic Output

By William Davison, Bloomberg: Ethiopia’s central bank expects exports and domestic manufacturing to improve after it devalued the birr by 17 percent this week, said Alemayehu Kebede, a spokesman for the National Bank of Ethiopia. On Sept. 1, the bank adjusted the exchange rate to 16.351 birr per dollar from 13.628, the third time it has [...]

Ethiopian Runner Berhanu, took his own Life

Ethiopian Runner Berhanu, took his own Life

Editors Note: The unfortunate death of Ethiopian distance runner Dejene Berhanu was first reported on the Portland Press Herald. TsehaiNY sends our condolences to Dejene Berhanu's family. By David Monti, Race Results Weekly: Ethiopian distance runner Dejene Berhanu, who was reported dead at the age of 29 last Sunday by his management firm, [...]

Ethiopian birr devalued: central bank data

Ethiopian birr devalued: central bank data

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The Ethiopian birr was devalued by 16.7 percent on Wednesday, according to exchange rates published on the central bank's website. The birr was quoted by the National Bank of Ethiopia at a weighted average of 16.3514 against the dollar compared with 13.6284 on Tuesday. A central bank official confirmed the new rate but [...]

Roadside bomb in Somalia kills 8, wounds 14

Roadside bomb in Somalia kills 8, wounds 14

(AP) MOGADISHU, Somalia — Medical officials and witnesses say a roadside bomb in Somalia has killed eight people and wounded 14 who were riding on a bus in the capital. Ahmed Adma, the driver of the bus, said blood and body parts were scattered everywhere after the blast. The driver lost consciousness after the explosion but was not [...]

UN says 270,000 at risk as floods loom in Ethiopia

UN says 270,000 at risk as floods loom in Ethiopia

By Barry Malone, (Reuters) - More than a quarter of a million Ethiopians are risk from severe flooding next month when heavy rain is expected in the country, according to government estimates issued by the United Nations on Monday. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said 19 people were killed in mudslides [...]

Ethiopian Government Denies Plans to Intervene in Somalia `At This Point’

Ethiopian Government Denies Plans to Intervene in Somalia `At This Point’

By William Davison, Bloomberg: Ethiopia denied reports it is planning to send troops into war-torn Somalia, where an al-Qaeda militia began a new offensive this week against the country’s Western-backed government. “We have made no decision to intervene at this point,” Communications Minister Bereket Simon said in a mobile phone interview [...]

Landslide kills 19, injures more than 20 in Ethiopia

Landslide kills 19, injures more than 20 in Ethiopia

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) At least 19 people died and more than 20 were injured by a landslide in Ethiopia due to the on-going heavy rains in the country, Ethiopian police said here on Wednesday. The landslide occurred late on Tuesday following heavy rains in a town called Mersa, in the Amhara regional state, located some 500 kilometres [...]

Floods displace nearly 9,000 in Ethiopia

Floods displace nearly 9,000 in Ethiopia

(AFP) ADDIS ABABA — Flash floods sparked by heavy rainfall have displaced nearly 9,000 people and killed a five-year old boy in central Ethiopia, an official told AFP Wednesday. Downpours since early August swelled several [...]

Ethiopia to play friendly football match against Chad

Ethiopia to play friendly football match against Chad

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) The Ethiopian national football team will play a friendly match against the Chad national team on Sunday in Addis Ababa, APA learns here on Tuesday. The friendly match is part of Ethiopia’s preparations for the African Nations Cup ‘CAN 2012) qualifiers. It will be the second friendly match in which the [...]

Ethiopians jailed for sneaking into Kenya

Ethiopians jailed for sneaking into Kenya

By NICHOLAS NGOLYO, DAILY NATION: Eighty Nine Ethiopians charged with being in Kenya illegally have started serving a three-month jail term after failing to raise a fine of Sh10,000 each. There was drama when the convicts broke into tears after pleading guilty. Some knelt and started chanting prayers, which they said were for their [...]

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