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New women’s record in NH’s Mt Washington Road Race

New women’s record in NH’s Mt Washington Road Race

Source AP, MOUNT WASHINGTON, N.H. — A 23-year-old woman from Ethiopia who had to borrow a pair of running shoes just before the start of the Mount Washington Road Race set a new women's record Saturday for the uphill course to the summit of the Northeast's highest peak. Shewarge Amare (Sheh-WAR'-guh AM'-are-ay), who currently lives and [...]

Kenyan green group seeks ban on Ethiopian power

Kenyan green group seeks ban on Ethiopian power

Source, Reuters - A Kenyan conservation group has appealed to the nation's high court to prevent the government and an energy company from buying power produced by the vast Gibe 111 hydropower dam in neighboring Ethiopia. Ethiopia hopes the 1.4 billion euro ($1.71 billion) project will nearly double its power generation capacity, currently just [...]

A Devastating Fire kills 5, Shocks the Seattle Ethiopian Community

A Devastating Fire kills 5, Shocks the Seattle Ethiopian Community

Source: SeattleTimes A sleepover among cousins turned tragic Saturday when a fire broke out in a Fremont apartment, killing four children and their aunt, according to fire officials and friends of the family. Within minutes of the first report of the fire at 10:04 a.m., the two-story, three-bedroom unit in a complex at 334 N.W. 41st St. [...]

Ethiopian Liya Kebede: star of Africa

Ethiopian Liya Kebede: star of Africa

(From: guardian.co.uk) Flicking through Liya Kebede's pile of fashion magazine covers passes a calm and perfumed afternoon. In 2002, French Vogue declared May was "All About Liya" month, dedicating a whole issue to the African supermodel after the editor saw her in Tom Ford's Gucci catwalk show. Describing the day they first met, Ford recalls: [...]

African Fever FIFA 2010

African Fever FIFA 2010

By Rebecca Emiru, South Africa (TsehaiNY.com) - The World Cup, the biggest sporting event in the world, is less than a day away and the question that has been hanging in the air for the past few months is:  Are you ready? The question started a year ago with concerns over whether South Africa was logistically prepared to welcome millions of [...]

The Spirit of Berhan Teferi

The Spirit of Berhan Teferi

President Barack Obama Swears in Berhan Teferi, Among Other Servicemen and Women. In a PR released today, Home Properties Inc. congratulated their employee Berhan Teferi for becoming a U.S. Citizen during a ceremony held in the White House with President Barack Obama. Berhan Teferi, 27, works as a service technician in Alexandria, Virginia and [...]

Ethiopian Dinaw Mengestu on The New Yorker’s “20 Under 40”

Ethiopian Dinaw Mengestu on The New Yorker’s “20 Under 40”

On Monday, June 7th, the double fiction issue of The New Yorker will become available. In it the list of “20 Under 40” noteworthy fiction writers will be published and will include Dinaw Mengestu. Dinaw was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 1978 and immigrated to the United States two years later. A graduate of Georgetown University and of [...]

Through a Game Democracy is Born

Through a Game Democracy is Born

There is a popular game that kids in Ethiopia play.  The game consists of a bunch of children throwing stones.  The kid who can throw a stone the furthest is the winner and gets to ride on the back of the “loser” until the kid who lost is able to throw the stone the furthest as he gives a ride of the winner on his back.  Eventually, [...]

Meklit Hadero Performs at the “Center of Culture”

Meklit Hadero Performs at the “Center of Culture”

At the age of 12, the Ethiopian-born Meklit Hadero left Brooklyn and called several cities home before settling in San Francisco.  Now, after the release of her debut album ‘On A Day Like This’ in April, Meklit will be taking center stage in New York for the first time. This past Friday Meklit performed to a sold out crowd at Bernos’ 4th [...]

Kenenisa Bekele’s Season Threatened

Kenenisa Bekele’s Season Threatened

North Carolina (Reuters) - Olympic champion and world 5,000 and 10,000 metres record holder Kenenisa Bekele has a ruptured calf muscle that threatens his outdoor season, the Ethiopian's manager told Reuters on Thursday. "It is clear he needs four, but probably more ... six weeks rest, then start training, so basically you can consider the [...]

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