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No retirement talk from the great Gebrselassie

No retirement talk from the great Gebrselassie

By Samson Haileyesus, Associated Press ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Fortunately for the New York City Marathon, Haile Gebrselassie won't even talk about retirement. The 37-year-old Ethiopian — widely considered the greatest distance runner ever — has set a host of world records, won two Olympics golds and captured eight world titles in events [...]

Ethiopia: Gena Siraj wins rainy Beijing Marathon

Ethiopia: Gena Siraj wins rainy Beijing Marathon

// BEIJING (AP) — Gena Siraj of Ethiopia won a rain-lashed Beijing Marathon, finishing ahead of Gert Thys of South Africa with one of the slowest times in the event's 30-year history. Siraj finished the 26.2-mile course in 2 hours, 14 minutes, 45 seconds, with Thys following in 2:15:56. Matthew Sigei of Kenya was third in [...]

Ethiopia: Nile River Dispute Heats Up

Ethiopia: Nile River Dispute Heats Up

// by Peter Heinlein, VOA: Controversy is bubbling in Africa over who owns the rights to the waters of the Nile River.  From the river's source, our correspondent reports newly assertive upstream nations are challenging treaties that grant most of the Nile's flow to consumer countries Egypt and Sudan. Some say the source of the Blue [...]

Ethiopia: We Want Justice!

Ethiopia: We Want Justice!

// From, YoungEthiopian.org: Last night, those of us who were at the vigil at the corner of 9th and Ust witnessed a heart-wrenching moment. The father of the slain, Ali Mohammed, and his family spoke about him and how they were disturbed at how the case has been handled by the District of Columbia justice system. We should not be [...]

Ethiopia: Somber scene at vigil outside DC9

Ethiopia: Somber scene at vigil outside DC9

by Michelle Basch, wtop.com: WASINGTON - At least 100 people crowded around the temporarily closed DC9 nightclub in Northwest D.C. Tuesday night to remember a man who died after a confrontation at the club last week. D.C. Police have said 27-year-old Ali Mohammed threw a rock or brick through the window of the club on 9th Street near U Street [...]

Ethiopia using aid to suppress dissent: rights group

Ethiopia using aid to suppress dissent: rights group

// (AFP) – NAIROBI — Ethiopia, one of the world's top donor aid recipients, is using the assistance to suppress dissent by denying opponents government support, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. Farmers who do not support the ruling party are refused loans, fertilisers and seeds, while families of opposition members are barred [...]

Ethiopia, World Bank sign over $300mn cooperation accord

Ethiopia, World Bank sign over $300mn cooperation accord

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Ethiopia and the World Bank have on Tuesday signed in Addis Ababa $330 million cooperation agreement to support Ethiopia’s development activities. According to the signed agreement, the bank will give the money to support Ethiopia’s recently launched five years growth and transformation plan, which aims to [...]

Ethiopian Airlines appoints its first female commercial flight captain

Ethiopian Airlines appoints its first female commercial flight captain

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Ethiopian Airlines on Thursday officially appointed its first female commercial flight captain, APA learns here. The first female commercial flight captain, Amsale Gualu Endegnanew, took off her first flight on a Q-400 aircraft from Addis Ababa to Bahir Dar on an internal flight. Captain Amsale joined Ethiopian [...]

Ethiopian Film Competes for the Oscars

Ethiopian Film Competes for the Oscars

// GoldDerby.com: Movies from 65 nations will compete for best foreign film at the Oscars, including entries from Ethiopia and Greenland, which are new to the race. The rundown just issued by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be whittled down to a short list of nine titles after they are screened and scored by academy [...]

Team Ethiopia Rebounds, Defeat Madagascar 1-0 in CAN 2012 Qualifiers

Team Ethiopia Rebounds, Defeat Madagascar 1-0 in CAN 2012 Qualifiers

// (APA) Ethiopia defeat Madagascar 1-0 in CAN 2012 qualifiers The Ethiopian national team on Sunday defeated Madagascar 1-0 in the African Nations Cup (CAN) qualifiers played in Antananarivo, the Malagasy capital, giving hope for the team in its remaining matches. The Ethiopian team, accordingly got three points for defeating [...]

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