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Mandela Memoir Recounts, Learning To Fire A Gun In Ethiopia

Mandela Memoir Recounts, Learning To Fire A Gun In Ethiopia

New Mandela memoir shows personal notes from living legend By Griffin Shea (AFP) JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela agonised over the suffering caused to his family by his struggle against white rule in South Africa, according to an intimate portrait of him painted by personal letters and diaries. Correspondence, personal notes and hours of [...]

An Ode to My Ethiopian Quilt

An Ode to My Ethiopian Quilt

// Ever since I can remember my mother has been an avid quilter.  Her work ranges from household décor like pillowcases to hats, gloves, and my favorite: bedspreads that in the coldest nights keep you warmer than any overpriced comforter. Just recently my mother presented me with my own quilt, handmade and woven with love.  After a [...]

Ethiopia frees opposition leader Birtukan Mideksa

Ethiopia frees opposition leader Birtukan Mideksa

Xin Rice, Guardian: Ethiopia's best-known opposition leader was released today after spending most of the past five years in jail. Birtukan Mideksa, a 36-year-old single mother and former judge, was escorted from Kaliti prison to her home in a modest hillside suburb of Addis Ababa shortly before noon. She had been serving a life sentence for [...]

Ethiopia: Opposition leader Birtukan Mideksa to be released

Ethiopia: Opposition leader Birtukan Mideksa to be released

Jimma Times: According to sources in Addis ababa, the leader of the largest opposition party Judge Birtukan Mideksa is expected to be released this week. Some sources inside Ethiopia's "Elders Committee," which negotiated her released during her first imprisonment, said Birtukan could be released as early as Wednesday. Meles has previously [...]

Over 30,000 runners to participate Africa’s biggest race in Ethiopia

Over 30,000 runners to participate Africa’s biggest race in Ethiopia

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Around 35,000 people are expected to participate on 21 November 2010 in Ethiopia’s Great Run, which is Africa’s biggest mass race, APA learns here on Friday. The race organizers, headed by prominent athlete Haile Gebresilassie launched this week the registration for the 2010 mass race, which covers 10 kilometres [...]

Boat Carrying Ethiopians & Somalis Capsizes, Killing At Least 13

Boat Carrying Ethiopians & Somalis Capsizes, Killing At Least 13

// Deborah Hastings, AOL NEWS (Sept. 28) -- At least 13 African refugees are feared dead after scrambling for food and water while the U.S. Navy tried to save their overcrowded, broken-down boat in the Gulf of Aden near Yemen. The small skiff, packed with 75 Ethiopians and 10 Somalis, was spotted drifting in the gulf by a [...]

Ethiopia: Abebe Bikila – A Flourishing Legacy

Ethiopia: Abebe Bikila – A Flourishing Legacy

// It was fifty years ago. September 10, 1960. An unknown Ethiopian runner dazzled the world that day by winning the gold medal in the marathon, the crowning sports event of the Olympic Games. History was made in Rome, Italy at a memorable occasion as the XVII Olympiad presented the world with an extraordinary gift: a young Ethiopian [...]

US signs over $220mn development cooperation agreement with Ethiopia

US signs over $220mn development cooperation agreement with Ethiopia

// APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) The United States government on Thursday signed a $ 229.3 million agreement with Ethiopia, aimed at expanding cooperation on development programs in education, health, and economic growth, including agriculture and trade. The amount, due to be channelled through the United States Agency for [...]

And the Ethiopian Soccer Tournament 2011 Host City Is…

And the Ethiopian Soccer Tournament 2011 Host City Is…

//     Last month, we reported that the Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA) had yet to decide on which city would host the 2011 event. Click here for the article. The choice was between Toronto, Atlanta, and an unnamed 3rd city. Public Relations Manager of ESFNA Fasil Abebe told TsehaiNY that the [...]

Ethiopia: Columbia’s Invitation Fuels Emotions

Ethiopia: Columbia’s Invitation Fuels Emotions

The World Leaders Forum invitation to Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Meles Zenawi is fueling emotions of outrage. (TsehaiNY.com) - Founded by Columbia University President Lee Bollinger in 2003, The World Leaders Forum has invited numerous heads of state from different parts of the world to take part in an open dialog. The forum's goal, [...]

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