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Egypt warns that new Nile agreement could prove a ‘death sentence’

Egypt warns that new Nile agreement could prove a ‘death sentence’

From, TheIndependent: Egypt's arable land stretches out over the map of North Africa like a green kite on a desert background. The string uncoils northwards from the Aswan high dam until it reaches the Nile Delta, where it opens into a triangle to meet the Mediterranean Sea. This narrow fertile strip, fed by the world's longest river, is where [...]

Ethiopia, UNDP sign over $300 million support agreement

Ethiopia, UNDP sign over $300 million support agreement

Source, APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) The Ethiopian government and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP on Tuesday in Addis Ababa signed a $329 million support agreement for various development works in Ethiopia. According to the agreement, the money will be used to undertake various development activities throughout Ethiopia in the next two [...]

Egypt, Sudan won’t be forced to sign Nile treaty: officials

Egypt, Sudan won’t be forced to sign Nile treaty: officials

Source, AFP ADDIS ABABA — Egypt and Sudan will not be forced into signing a new deal on the sharing of the Nile's waters, officials stressed Sunday at talks in Addis Ababa. The water ministers of Egypt and Sudan, the largest consumers of the Nile's waters, were in the Ethiopian capital to discuss the increasingly contentious issue, which [...]

Sofia Bushen to Represent Ethiopia at the 2010 Miss Africa USA Pageant

Sofia Bushen to Represent Ethiopia at the 2010 Miss Africa USA Pageant

Source, Tadias Magazine New York – We recently received a call from one of our readers in Tennessee. “I have just learned that I have been selected as a finalist at the biggest pageant featuring African beauty queens in the United States,” the young woman said. “And as part of my micro project for the competition, I need to publicize [...]

UN agency begins procurement scheme to benefit Ethiopian farmers

UN agency begins procurement scheme to benefit Ethiopian farmers

Source, UN.org – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today began a scheme to boost about 70,000 smallholder farmers in Ethiopia by buying the food they produce to use in the agency’s operations in the Horn of Africa country. Through the Purchase for Progress initiative, which is financed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, WFP [...]

Ethiopian Boy Gets Much-Needed Heart Help In Colorado

Ethiopian Boy Gets Much-Needed Heart Help In Colorado

Source: CBS DENVER, A teenagerfrom Ethiopia is getting some remarkable treatment for a heart defect in Colorado.  Doctors in his homeland tried to fix the problem but it wasn't until a surgery at The Children's Hospital that Akwak could look forward to a long and healthy life.  Akwak has photos from his birthdays in Ethiopia where they celebrate [...]

‘Africa’s Mother Teresa’ on raising Ethiopia’s famine orphans (CNN)

‘Africa’s Mother Teresa’ on raising Ethiopia’s famine orphans (CNN)

Every week CNN's African Voices highlights Africa's most engaging personalities, exploring the lives and passions of people who rarely open themselves up to the camera. This week the show profiles Abebech Gobena who has saved the lives of hundreds of orphans and is known as "Africa's Mother Teresa." Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (CNN) -- The sight of [...]

“Little Ethiopia” Revisited

“Little Ethiopia” Revisited

Separating Ethiopian history from African-American history in America is like trying to separate teff from injera. From, BrownCondor.com, Four years ago, a group of Ethiopian entrepreneurs and activists initiated a campaign to rename the 9th St section near U St. in North West DC “Little Ethiopia”.  At the time, this seemed like a [...]

Ethiopia’s election board confirmes landslide

Ethiopia’s election board confirmes landslide

Source AP:   ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopia's election board says the ruling party has won national elections by a landslide. Board chairman Merga Bekana says Monday's final results install Prime Minister Meles Zenawi for another five years and give his party the majority of seats. He says the May 23 poll was peaceful, fair, credible and [...]

Ethiopia Expels U.S. Journalist With VOA for Probing 71 Civilian Deaths

Ethiopia Expels U.S. Journalist With VOA for Probing 71 Civilian Deaths

Source: Bloomberg, Ethiopia expelled an American journalist working for the U.S.-owned Voice of America radio service after detaining her for reporting claims by a rebel group that government forces killed 71 civilians. Heather Murdock said today that she was detained by Ethiopian security June 12 while investigating reports by the separatist [...]

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