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34 Ethiopian illegal immigrants detained in Yemen

34 Ethiopian illegal immigrants detained in Yemen

From, SabaNews: LAHJ, Aug. 23 (Saba)- Yemen's security services have detained 34 Ethiopian illegal immigrants in Lahj province, Interior Ministry said on Monday. In a press release posted on its website, the Ministry said that the investigations have been started with the Ethiopians. On Aug. 18, the Security Department in Taiz handed over [...]

Kenya and Ethiopia Dominate Rio de Janeiro International Half Marathon

Kenya and Ethiopia Dominate Rio de Janeiro International Half Marathon

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Kenyan couple Joshua Kiprugut Kemei and Eunice Jepkirui Kirwa swept the Rio de Janeiro International Half Marathon on Sunday. Kemei, who is married to Kirwa, dominated the men's race. He completed the 21.1-kilometer (13.1-mile) course along Rio's beaches in 1 hour, 4 minutes and 3 seconds. He was runner-up last [...]

Young Ethiopian Athletes Shine at Youth Olympic Games in Singapore

Young Ethiopian Athletes Shine at Youth Olympic Games in Singapore

By ODINDO AYIEKO AND AFP - Kenya’s Virginia Nyambura put herself on course to winning a gold medal at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore on Thursday after winning her heat in the 2,000 metres steeplechase, beating a field of 13 athletes. Nyambura clocked six minutes and 42.40 seconds as she raced to the finish line ahead of Ethiopian Tsenga [...]

Kenya defeats Ethiopia 3-0 in friendly football match

Kenya defeats Ethiopia 3-0 in friendly football match

African teams are preparing for upcoming 2012 African Cup of Nations APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) The Kenyan national team defeated the Ethiopian team by 3-0 in a friendly match on Wednesday in Addis Ababa. The result was a disappointment to Ethiopia’s sports authorities and supporters. “It is really a shame and discouraging to see such [...]

Two Ethiopians revel in half marathon wins

Two Ethiopians revel in half marathon wins

By Glae Thien, Union-Tribune: The men’s winner at this year’s America’s Finest City Half Marathon  (in San Diego) had extra reason to congratulate Belainesh Zemedkun Gebre after she set the women’s course record in the 33rd annual event. Ezkyas Sisay also has been her coach and training partner since the two moved to this country a [...]

Ethiopia’s top athletes to battle it out at London’s athletics meet

Ethiopia’s top athletes to battle it out at London’s athletics meet

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Ethiopia’s distance running superstars Meseret Defar and Tirunesh Dibaba (double Beijing Olympic winner) will face each other for the first time in a year at the Aviva London Grand Prix- Samsung Diamond League- in London, UK this Friday (13 August 2010), APA learns here on Thursday. In a highly contested 5000m, the [...]

Ethiopian PM hints of re-sending troops to Somalia

Ethiopian PM hints of re-sending troops to Somalia

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Ethiopian Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi on Wednesday hinted re-sending troops to Somalia if the African Union Mission In Somalia (AMISOM) becomes under heavy threat. Speaking to journalists in Addis Ababa, Meles said ; “If the lives of AMISOM peacekeeper becomes under threat, and they ask for our support, we [...]

Promising Ethiopian Athlete Attacked While Jogging In Limerick

Promising Ethiopian Athlete Attacked While Jogging In Limerick

From: Clareherald; A resident of Knockalisheen, near Meelick in County Clare (Ireland), is recovering after being attacked while jogging on the outskirts of Limerick City on Thursday afternoon. 22-year-old Lebeta Debela from Ethiopia received serious head injuries and was knocked unconscious by two male attackers on the Knockalisheen [...]

Ethiopia’s Meseret Defar wins 5000m in Sweden

Ethiopia’s Meseret Defar wins 5000m in Sweden

(TsehaiNY) - Former world record holder and Olympic champion, Meseret Defar won the women’s 5000m at the Stockholm Olympic Stadium in Stockholm, Sweden on Friday August 6th. Meseret who was looking to set a new world record and reclaim the title was in a close race against recent European champion Alemitu Bekele.  Although Meseret fell short [...]

Somalia fighting kills 21 near Ethiopia border

Somalia fighting kills 21 near Ethiopia border

(AFP)  MOGADISHU — Somali government forces attacked a base of the Al Qaeda-linked Shebab Wednesday in a village near the Ethiopian border, sparking clashes that left at least 21 combatants dead, officials said. "The fighting broke out in a village near Yed district after our forces attacked the terrorists," Colonel Mohamed Ali, a local [...]

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