Monthly Archives: August 2009

Ethiopian man in Canada pleads guilty to smuggling khat

WINDSOR, CANADA (Windsor Star) — A former Windsor truck driver has pleaded guilty to attempting to smuggle 165 kilograms of khat into Canada but received a suspended sentence Thursday because he was trying to raise money to visit …

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Ethiopia's tribal junta defends land giveaway

ADDIS ABABA (Daily Nation) — Ethiopia’s government ruling tribal junta has defended its plan to offer 2.7 million hectares of farmland to foreign companies despite millions of citizens who need food aid from the international community.

According to …

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Pennsylvania resident seeks to build school in native Ethiopia

West Bethlehem, PA ( — When he fled his native Ethiopia with images of dead bodies in the streets burned into his mind, Abraham Zegeye thought he’d never return.

But nearly 30 years later, the Lehigh Valley businessman …

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Tales of a hidden Ethiopian war

By Doug McGill | TC Daily Planet

The first time I heard Fatima tell her story, I answered in the natural way.

“They killed my husband,” she said.
“I’m sorry for your loss,” I said.
“And they killed my son,” …

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Ethiopia flower exporter declares bankruptcy

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Capital) — Starlight Roses Flower Farm was the last surviving subsidiary of the troubled Star Business Group, set up by three Addis Ababa businessmen. Despite its resilience, it has not been able to survive the …

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Nuclear Egypt poses a real danger to Ethiopia

By Ayenew Haileselassie

Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA — North Korea keeps shooting its long range missiles now and then. These missiles do not just reach all important targets; they can also deliver a nuclear message. Its leaders, or rather leader, has …

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Cholera outbreak kills 34 people in Ethiopia

By Jason McLure

ADDIS ABABA (Bloomberg) — At least 34 people died in Ethiopia following a suspected cholera outbreak, with more than 4,000 sickened in the capital, Addis Ababa, in the past two weeks.

The disease has infected …

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7.5 millon Ethiopians face death from starvation

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (The Independent) — International aid agencies fear that the levels of death and starvation last seen 24 years ago, are set to return to the Horn of Africa. Paul Rodgers reports

The spectre of famine …

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Thugs Gone Wild in Kilil-istan!

By Alemayehu G. Mariam

Rent-a-Thug Against Democracy

In a recent piece entitled “Mob Disrupts Political Meeting in Adama,” former Ethiopian President Dr. Negasso Gidada described how “an organized mob disturbed a public political meeting of the Unity for Democracy and …

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Israeli PM Netanyahu slams school ban on Ethiopia Jews

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday condemned three Jewish religious schools for what he termed their immoral refusal to admit 100 Ethiopian Jewish students.

Spokesmen for Israel’s 100,000-strong Ethiopian community described the schools’ decision as discriminatory. …

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Deal reached on Ethiopian students in Israel

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — Two days before the opening of the school year, a compromise reached between Petah Tikvah Mayor Itzik Ohayoun and principals of the city’s schools will enable 109 students of Ethiopian origin will to enroll in religious schools.…

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Kidist Mariam Church in Atlanta inaugurates new building

Ethiopian Kidist Mariam Church in Atlanta inaugurated new building Kidist Mariam Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church’s new building in Lithonia, a suburb of Atlanta [Photo: Ethiopian Review]

Kidist Mariam (St. Mary) Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Atlanta inaugurated a new building on Saturday, August 29, 2009, in the presence of …

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49ers holdout Crabtree's agent blaming player for cash demands

It’s getting awfully close to the start of the season and there is apparently still not a whole lot going on in talks between the tenth overall pick in this year’s draft, Michael Crabtree(notes), and the San Francisco

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Welcome to the pressure cooker, Mark Sanchez

Mark Sanchez, the fifth overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft, will be the opening day starter for the New York Jets. Rex Ryan told his quarterbacks this morning that Sanchez was the guy, ending the ongoing battle with …

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The revenge of the best, worst NHL fan base rankings

Blogger Derek Felska’s annual ranking of the NHL’s 30 fan bases rates somewhere between reasonably fair to utter garbage. But he’s just so darn earnest about the whole experiment, applying his formula (arena capacity plus online presence plus editorial bias) …

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Rangers chairman Murray steps down

LONDON – David Murray is stepping down as Rangers chairman, the Scottish Premier League champions announced in a statement on Wednesday.

Murray, 57, who joined the club in 1988, will also resign as a board director and will be succeeded …

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The Zack is Back! Greinke sets Royals record without even trying

Actually, Zack Greinke(notes) never really went anywhere, but his team record 15-strikeout performance in a 6-2 win over the Indians on Tuesday was reminiscent of earlier this season, when the Royals pitcher dominated magazine covers and it seemed as …

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TJ Duckett: 'If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful'

TJ Duckett(notes) is now a serious problem.

Under normal circumstances, any player cut by the Seahawks is a non-factor, fantasy-wise. But Duckett is the worst sort of NFL free agent. He’s a rogue touchdown vulture, free to sign anywhere. …

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Britain vows clampdown as hooliganism flares

LONDON – British authorities vowed Wednesday to clamp down hard on hooligans following “large-scale” violence at a London derby in some of the country’s worst football-related thuggery in years.

A 44-year-old man was stabbed in the chest and two others …

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Is Brett Myers destined to be the Phillies' postseason closer?

No matter how good things seem to be going, nearly all contenders are forced to worry about a weak spot as the season winds down and the playoffs approach.

For the Phillies, who lead the NL East by seven games, …

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Wait, why haven't the Cowboys moved that damn video board yet?

I don’t know why there’s any ongoing controversy or discussion about moving the video screen at the new Cowboys stadium. It’s in the way. Punts hit it. So move it.

Call me a purist if you want to, but …

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Ray Rice, your first round pick in 2010

If you haven’t yet seen the clip of Ray Rice’s(notes) gimmicky first quarter touchdown against the Jets on Monday, check the video. We’ll wait. That thing is straight from the Boise State playbook.

From a fantasy perspective, …

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Woods aims for $10 million prize to ease majors sting

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey – Tiger Woods aims to ease the sting of a rare season without a major title when he launches his bid on Thursday for the FedExCup series title and the $10 million bonus it awards the …

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Vettori spins his way into history books

New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori became only the eighth player in history to achieve the double of 3,000 runs and 300 wickets as Sri Lanka made a steady start in the second Test on Wednesday.

The left-arm spinner, who has …

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John Danks quits chewing tobacco, says he feels fingers again

John Danks(notes) says he feels better ever since he loosened his grip on the dip.

Danks, a White Sox lefty, had been experiencing circulation problems and blisters with his left index finger earlier this season. He underwent several tests …

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Afghans celebrate maiden victory

Four months after securing one-day international status, Afghanistan on Wednesday celebrated their maiden first-class victory with a one-wicket victory over the Netherlands.

In the four-day match, part of the Intercontinental Cup tournament, Afghanistan began the final day needing 168 to …

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Lippi scolded for comments on gay footballers

ROME – Italy coach Marcello Lippi was rebuked by one of Italy’s leading gay associations on Wednesday for saying two members of the national team could not have an open homosexual relationship.

“Why, dear Lippi, couldn’t footballers openly experience gay …

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Ecuador's Ambrossi to join Rosario Central

QUITO – Ecuador international Paul Ambrossi has agreed to join Rosario Central of Argentina from LDU Quito, the Ecuadorean Football Federation said on Wednesday.

The 28-year-old defender, who has played for LDU since 1997 and helped them win the South …

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Power still in hospital after Indy crash

Australian driver Will Power remained in hospital on Wednesday in the wake of his IndyCar practice crash with French driver Nelson Philippe on Saturday.

The 28-year-old Queenslander has been fitted with a back brace and is expected to be transported …

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Vancouver 'ready' for 2010 Games – IOC

VANCOUVER, Canada – Despite dark economic clouds, the International Olympic Committee declared Vancouver ‘ready’ Wednesday, following its final inspection of the host of the 2010 Games.

“We are extremely happy with what we have seen and heard,” Rene Fasel, chairman …

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Emotional Hatton meets The Greatest

Ricky Hatton welcomed Muhammad Ali to his gym on Wednesday and admitted not even a meeting with The Greatest could convince him to get back in the ring again.

Hatton, the former world light-welterweight champion, hasn’t fought since a second-round …

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Jankovic reignites her game, Ivanovic looking for spark

OAKLAND, California – Serb Jelena Jankovic has rediscovered her form in time for the U.S. Open, while compatriot and fellow former world number one Ana Ivanovic is still looking to turn her season round.

Jankovic, who ended last year at …

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Venus looks to end U.S. hardcourt struggle

OAKLAND, California – For a woman who honed her tennis skills on hardcourts in California and Florida, the U.S. Open has not been a happy hunting ground for Venus Williams since 2001.

That was the last time she picked up …

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Free-scoring Arsenal prepare for Man Utd test

LONDON – A tactical switch by Arsene Wenger has made free-scoring Arsenal look like title contenders before Saturday’s Premier League trip to champions Manchester United (1615 GMT).

Arsenal’s attack-minded squad have been complemented by Wenger’s change from a 4-4-1-1 to …

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Johnson pitches Marlins past Mets 5-3

MIAMI —Even with less than his best, Josh Johnson(notes) can still beat the New York Mets.

The Florida Marlins ace gave up nine hits in six innings Wednesday night, but that was enough to keep him undefeated against …

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Vijay Singh to play Australian PGA

SYDNEY – Fiji’s three-time major winner Vijay Singh has agreed to play at this year’s Australian PGA.

Singh has not played in Australia since the 1998 Presidents Cup but will join fellow major winners John Daly and Geoff Ogilvy at …

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Mundine only goes for safe fights: Green

Australian world champion Danny Green has called on Anthony Mundine to stop fighting chumps and step up with the big boys of world boxing.

Green won the IBO cruiserweight title when he defeated Julio Cesar Dominguez in Mississippi earlier this …

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Remittances decline by 9.6% in Ethiopia

By Muluken Yewondwossen | Capital Ethiopia

The global financial crisis, originating from economically empowered countries, is hammering the economy of developing countries like Ethiopia due to a drop in exports and remittances.

According to a Ministry of Trade and Industry …

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Arsenal striker Eduardo da Silva may face ban if guilty of diving

By Mike Collett

MONACO (Reuters) — Arsenal striker Eduardo da Silva could be banned for two European matches if UEFA decides he was guilty of diving to win a penalty against Celtic in Wednesday’s Champions League qualifier.

The Brazilian-born Croat …

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Soccer: Lionel Messi named European Club Player of the Year

MONACO (Reuters) – Lionel Messi of European champions Barcelona was named the European Club Player of the Year on Thursday for helping his side lift the Champions League trophy last season.

Argentine Messi was also named forward of the year …

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Usain Bolt says he wants to try the long jump

It may be time to extend those sand pits because Usain Bolt is considering the long jump. If Bolt comes close to the standards he has set in the sprints, the world record of 8.95 metres could be in danger, …

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England's Ashes narrowly avoided defeat against Ireland

England’s Ashes celebrations almost came to an embarrassing end when they narrowly avoided defeat against Ireland, claiming a three-run victory under the Duckworth/Lewis method in a one-day international in Belfast.

Just five days after regaining the famous urn with a …

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Nike sell ownership in United Soccer Leagues

MIAMI (Reuters) – Sportswear company Nike Inc (NKE.N) have sold their ownership stake in the United Soccer Leagues, the sport’s second organisation in the United States.

Nike inherited the USL structure when they bought British company Umbro in 2007. On …

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Is South Africa's Female Track Star a Man?

South Africa's Caster Semenya, right, wins the gold medal in the final of the women's 800 m during the World Athletics Championships in Berlin
(South Africa’s Caster Semenya, right, wins the gold medal in the women’s 800 m final at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin)

BERLIN (Time) — Caster Semenya was greeted by a rapturous crowd on Tuesday when she returned …

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Philadelphia Phillies defeat New York Mets

NEW YORK (AP)—It happened so fast, Eric Bruntlett needed a few moments before he realized he had just ended a game with an unassisted triple play.

Bruntlett became the second player in major league history to get the final three …

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Ethiopian Israelis protest school discrimination

(JTA) — The Ethiopian-Israeli community is protesting discrimination by three Orthodox schools in Petach Tikvah.

The Israeli Association for Ethiopian Jews called Thursday for action against three private religious schools in the Tel Aviv suburb that have refused …

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Another Ethiopian student missing in U.K.

UK (BBC) — A fourth member of an Ethiopian exchange programme has gone missing from Hartlepool, UK.

Police have launched a missing persons inquiry following the disappearance of Konjit Assefa, 22, who was last seen in the town …

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2 Ethiopian religious leaders arrive in Eritrea

Aba Abiy Yohannes and Kes Tibebu Assfaw Asmara, Eritrea — Two Ethiopian religious leaders arrived in Eritrea opposing the ongoing conflict and anarchy within the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church (EOC) that is being instigated by Ato GebreMedhin (formerly Abune Paulos).

The two religious leaders are Aba Abiy …

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Ethiopian model Anna Getaneh at Arise Africa Fashion Week

South Africa’s SABC interviews Ethiopia’s ex-fashion model Anna Getaneh on her recent showing at Arise Africa Fashion Week. In the video, Anna discusses her label African Mosaique, making an impact on Ethiopia, relocating from abroad to South Africa and her …

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IMF comes to the rescue of Ethiopia’s tribal junta once again

EDITOR’S NOTE: IMF keeps the dying genocidal dictatorship in Ethiopia alive by an infusion of a quarter of a billion dollars. The junta had just a few days of hard currency reserve left as remittances from abroad declined. This blood

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Yemen police arrest 80 Ethiopians

SANA’A, (Saba News) — Police have arrested 80 Ethiopian refugees from African Horn since beginning of current month in different governorates of the country, Media Center of Interior Minister reported on Wednesday.

All of them are Ethiopians handed …

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Barnes & Noble Bookfair Supporting Ethiopia Reads

Please join Ethiopia Reads to show your support for literacy in Ethiopia by participating at this Bookfair in Oakland, CA… read more

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Ethiopia's regime jails two editors under obsolete law

New York (CPJ) — Two Ethiopian journalists were thrown in prison on Monday after a judge convicted them under an obsolete press law in connection with coverage of sensitive topics dating back several years, according to local journalists …

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Ethiopian village takes pride in Purdue University professor

Gebisa Ejeta Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (AP) — An Ethiopian village is taking pride in a Purdue University professor who won this year’s World Food Prize for his efforts to feed hundreds of millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa.

Gebisa Ejeta says hundreds …

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Ethiopia's ambassador to the US ordered to return home

Addis Ababa (EthioPolitics) — The business English weekly, Fortune, disclosed that Ethiopia’s Woyanne ambassador to the United States, Dr. Samuel Assefa, has been ordered to return home, after only serving one term.

The paper in its Gossip column …

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An American student’s nightmare in Ethiopia

A University of Wisconsin sophomore recounts her experience being detained and deported from her host country of Ethiopia.

By Rory Linnane | The Daily Cardinal

Rory Linnane, University of Wisconsin MADISON, WISCONSIN — A strong hand planted stiffly on my shoulder and sent shivers through …

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The summer of our discontent

By Yilma Bekele

It is the right season to demand justice. It is the right time to demand respect for human rights and the rule of law. After the long drought of hopelessness and apathy, we are ready to flex …

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Senator Ted Kennedy passed away

Ted Kennedy Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., 77, died from a brain tumor on Tuesday night. The brother of President John F. Kennedy, he was elected to the Senate in 1962.

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the quiet of a Capitol elevator, one …

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09.25.09. Where Will You Be? Staff
Published August 26,  2009

Numbers are important and Ethiopian-Americans for Change, formerly Ethiopians for Obama, is taking the initial steps of making the Ethiopian community within the United States ‘count’.

During the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign, the diligent …

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4 Ethiopian athletes missing in Scotland

FALKIRK, Scotland (AP)— Two runners and two hurdlers from Ethiopia were reported missing Tuesday after leaving their hotel before a track and field meet in Scotland.

The four are Betelhem Shewatatek (women’s 200 meters), Feleke Bekele (400 hurdles), Hagos Tadesse …

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South Sudan At Risk from Blindness

JUBA, Sudan (IPS) – In the war-devastated South Sudan, a region with a population of over eight million people, Yeneneh Mulugeta is the only permanent ophthalmologist.

Dozens visit the eye clinic in the semi-autonomous region’s capital every day …

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Ethiopia's business climate worsening

By Jason McLure | Bloomberg

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia — Power outages, shortages of foreign exchange and limits on bank lending resulted in Ethiopia’s business climate deteriorating over the past four months, the chairman of the country’s largest business association said.…

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Climate Change meeting ignores atrocities in Ethiopia

By Roger Bate |

Ethiopia’s [dictator] Meles Zenawi has always been shrewd in his courting of world leaders and deflection of his own failings. By talking tough over Somalia and terrorism he has won over many hawkish conservatives, who …

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Ministers from 10 African states meet in Ethiopia to discuss climate

BBC (Addis Ababa) — Ministers from 10 African countries are meeting in Ethiopia to try to agree a common position on climate change, months before a crucial UN meeting.

They are expected to renew demands for billions of dollars in …

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The ICC should arrest Meles in Belgium

… for crimes against humanity, including those shown in this video. The International Criminal Court (ICCE) should apply justice equally. Meles Zenawi and his tribal gang that are currently ruling Ethiopia are far wrose genocidal criminals than al-Bashir. Watch this …

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EPA makes it difficult to grow teff in the U.S.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has banned pesticides from being used on teff in the U.S. making it difficult for farmers in Oregon and other states to grow it. Teff, a cereal that is native to Ethiopia, is becoming …

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The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power

Jeff Sharlet on “The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power”

A secretive group known as The Fellowship, or “The Family,” is one of the most powerful Christian fundamentalist movements in the United States. The Family’s devoted …

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Teff, a cereal native to Ethiopia, has potential for Nebraska

SCOTTSBLUFF, Nebraska (AP) — A cereal grain native to Ethiopia could someday be grown in Nebraska and sold back to the African nation.

But experts must first answer questions about growing and marketing the grain, which is called teff.

Dr. …

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An idea whose time has come – Eleni Gebre-Madhin

By Eleni Zaude Gabre-Madhin

Many Ethiopians have been intrigued by the advent of the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange and many voices have been heard from around the world in our virtual cyber-community and in private communication, some encouraging, some thrilled, some …

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Portrait of a Dictator With a Thousand Faces

By Alemayehu G. Mariam

The Masks of Dictatorship

Last week, The Economist magazine painted a chilling journalistic portrait of Ethiopia’s capo dictator. The magazine described the ironfisted ringleader of the dictatorial regime that has “run Ethiopia since 1991” in starkly …

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Kenenisa Bekele's Greatness Hidden in Usain Bolt's Shadow


BERLIN — It is the age of Usain Bolt in track and field, as Bolt reminds us by showing off before and after he blows away world records and fields of fast, …

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Ethiopian in immigration custody dies in a Florida hospital

MIAMI (AP) — Federal immigration authorities on Monday identified an Ethiopian man who died in their custody in Florida last week and 10 other detainees who had been left off the agency’s list of deaths.

Including Huluf Guangle Negusse, 104 …

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Video: Kenenisa, Lagat outkick each other in a thrilling finish

In a thrilling finish, Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele and U.S.’s Bernard Lagat outkick each other in the last few meters of the Berlin World Championship’s 5,000 meters race on Sunday, August 23, 2009.

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Ethiopia’s dictator in Belgium for medical treatment

The Butcher of Addis Ababa, Meles Zenawi, is in a Belgium hospital receiving medical treatment for high blood pressure, according to Ethiopian Review sources. He flew to Belgium a few days ago in the middle of the night.

A few …

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Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele wins another gold in Berlin

Kenenisa Bekele Berlin (CNN) — Kenenisa Bekele once again laid claim to being the greatest distance runner in history by completing the 5000 – 10,000 meters double at the world championships in Berlin.

The Ethiopian star outkicked defending champion Bernard Lagat of …

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Two Ethiopians in South Dakota terrorize residents with AK-47

By Jeff Martin |

SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA — Two men are in custody after police say they terrorized at least two victims, putting a gun inside one man’s mouth, pouring gasoline on him and threatening to set him …

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Teza – The Movie premiers in Washington DC, Sept 18

Official US PREMIERE on Sept 18th at The Avalon Theatre
5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20015

Click here for more info.

Description: Set in Ethiopia and Germany, Teza examines the displacement of African intellectuals, both at home and …

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A UDJ official blasts Ethiopian Review

Ato Ahmed Abagisa, a high-level official of Unity for Democracy and Justice Party (UDJ), unleashes a verbal salvo on the Ethiopian independent press, particularly Ethiopian Review. In his 13-page article, Ato Ahmed calls Ethiopian Review editor “timkehtegna” (chauvinist), among many …

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Six Ethiopia army officers get 10 to 23 years in prision

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Reporter) — A military court sentenced six senior army officers to prison terms ranging from 10 to 23 years of rigorous imprisonment on July 24, last month after finding them guilty of charges relating mainly to their …

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Seattle Travel agency leaves Ethiopian customers empty-handed

By Michelle Esteban |

Aster Tarekegn SEATTLE – More victims are surfacing in connection with a local travel agency that suddenly closed its doors earlier this summer – leaving an untold number of customers holding the bag.

Now the agency, Alem …

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Ethiopian man arrested in $60 million jewelery heist in U.K.

LONDON, UK — An immigrant from Ethiopia has been charged over the robbery of £40million (USD $60 million) worth of jewels in Britain’s biggest-ever jewelery heist.

Solomun Beyene, 24, has been charged with conspiracy to rob and possession of a …

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Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele keeps on track for world distance double

By Luke Phillips

BERLIN (AFP) — Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele remained on course for an unprecedented distance double at the World Athletics Championships after moving seamlessly into the men’s 5000m final.

The Ethiopian used his trademark last-lap kick to win …

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Africa’s slave-master relationship with industrialized nations


When did Somalis overthrow Siad Barre? It must be 20 years now or there about. After Siad Barre, came one General Aideed. He is the Somali warlord credited with disorganizing the America humanitarian marines deployed …

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On the right to self-determination

By Messay Kebede

This article is a public reaction to a long email letter sent to me by an Oromo interlocutor. The email states that unity between Amhara democratic forces and Oromo freedom fighters is necessary both to defeat the …

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Ethiopian woman found dead in Texas

By Andrea Lorenz | Austin-American Statesman

AUSTIN, TEXAS — A woman found dead in a Williamson County apartment Monday has been identified as Senait Worku Abebe, 26, according to the Williamson County sheriff’s office.

Senait, an immigrant from Ethiopia, appears …

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Eritreans host Horn of Africa panel discussion in California

By Elias Kifle

I was invited to participate in a Horn of Africa panel discussion on Saturday, August 15, which was hosted by the Community of Eritreans in the San Francisco Bay Area. The discussion was held at Oakland Tech …

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EPPF Chicago Chapter formed

The Chicago Chapter of Ethiopian People’s Patriotic Front (EPPF) has been formed this week after holding a series of meetings. For more information visit EPPF’s official web site, Click here.…

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Kenenisa Bekele wins gold for Ethiopia in Berlin

By Luke Phillips

BERLIN (AFP) — Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele etched his name in distance running history at the world athletics championships here on Monday when he won his fourth consecutive world 10,000m title.

The 27-year-old Olympic champion ran 26min 46.31sec …

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UDJ meeting in Nazret disrupted by Woyanne goons

NAZRET, ETHIOPIA — A town hall meeting organized by the Union for Democracy and Justice Party (UDJ) on Saturday, August 15, was disrupted by Woyanne goons posing as “Oromo nationalists.”

Read more in Amharic here.

The disturbance occurred when …

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Ethiopian St. Mary Church to inaugurate a new building in Atlanta

On August 29, 2009, His Holiness Abune Merkorios, Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, will bless the opening of The Kidist Mariam Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Cathedral. The ceremony will be held at the brand new complex, located at 1152 …

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ESL For Employment Course Offered at NOVA in Virginia

To assist foreign-born adults to improve their English language skills and advance their career, an ESL for Employment course will be offered in the fall at several campuses of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). Prospective candidates are encouraged to attend …

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Ethiopia’s tribal junta running out of hard currency reserve

EDITOR’S NOTE: A recent Economist article says that Meles Zenawi’s tribal junta has only a few weeks foreign exchange reserves left. A significant re-routing of remittances away from official channels by the Diaspora could wipe this remainder out quickly. Ethiopians

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Remembering Ethiopian Political Prisoners

By Alemayehu G. Mariam

The Actions of Our Enemies, the Silence and Indifference of Our Friends

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends,” said Dr. Martin Luther King. The …

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Ethiopian woman gang raped and beaten to death in UAE

By Ali Al-Shouk

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES — Police have arrested four men on suspicion of the gang rape and murder of a young housemaid from Ethiopia.

The suspects were arrested following the discovery of a woman’s body last week on …

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Confusion and defeat for Team Ethiopia in Berlin

Berlin (DPA) – Top star Tirunesh Dibaba could not run due to injury and as a result confusion reigned for Ethiopia in the 10,000 metres. Meselech Melkamu thought she had won and started celebrating, unaware that she was pipped for …

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The two sides of Ethiopia's dictator

… But then there is the harsher side of Mr Meles, the Marxist fighter turned political strongman with a dismal human-rights record who is intolerant of dissent. In 2005, after a disputed general election, his police shot dead some 200 …

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Secrets of the Hieroglyphs revealed in Tigrigna and Amarigna

New book reveals the dual languages of the hieroglyphs

Until now, it has not been possible to accurately speak the language written in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. What we have known up to now about the meanings, spellings, and pronunciations of …

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Ye Eyasu Generation Inaugural Award

WASHINGTON DC — On Friday, September 25th 2009, Ethiopian-Americans for Change will be hosting the Inaugural Ethiopian-American Appreciation Day. This momentous occasion will mark a time to recognize the contributions that Ethiopian-Americans have and continue to make to the United …

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Ethiopia’s pop music star Teddy Afro released

ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia’s most famous singer Tewodros Kassahun (popularly known as Teddy Afro) has been released today after spending 16 months in jail.

Teddy was sent to jail on trumped-up charges of hit-and-run accident and manslaughter, but the real …

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Eritrean Community hosts panel discussion on Horn of Africa

The Challenges and Prospects of Peace in the Horn of Africa

The Horn of Africa is at crucial crossroads between domestic governance failures and localization of the “global war on terror.” But the opportunities to cultivate a common understanding and …

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