Monthly Archives: October 2009

EPPF Special Report from Asmara

EPPF Conference Special Report from Asmara and more News. Watch below:

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Hailu Shawel, Lidetu Ayalew agree to fake election rules

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA — Some groups who claim to be opposition parties in Ethiopia and the ruling tribal junta, Woyanne, have agreed to new rules for June 2010 sham elections.

The new electoral laws reportedly outline campaigning, voting and party …

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Swine flu, Woyane flu, pick your virus

By Yilma Bekele

The talk is all about swine flu. Center for Disease Control is stressing about the shortage of vaccine. Some are not convinced about the effectiveness of the new vaccine. On the other hand the Obama administration has …

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Ethiopia: 3 soldiers defect to Eritrea

ASMARA — Members of the Woyanne regime’s armed forces in Ethiopia continue to abandon their units in droves, according to 3 soldiers who recently defected to Eritrea.

One of the many complaints the soldiers are expressing is that the top …

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Health ministers from around the world meet in Ethiopia

By Pascale Harter

As health ministers from around the world meet in the Ethiopian capital to tackle maternal mortality, women suffering birth-related injuries are given a new lease of life through a simple operation.

Hailemariam Workneh is trying to amuse …

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IMF corruption exposed

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following report by the BBC is one more evidence that the IMF and World Bank are corrupted organizations that are causing havoc in 3rd world countries such as Ethiopia by fueling brutal dictatorships with hundreds of millions

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112 Ethiopians arrested in Yemen

SANA’A, YEMEN (Saba) – Yemeni security services in Abyan Province have arrested 112 Ethiopian refugees, including 19 women, who illegally entered Yemeni territories by sea, Interior Ministry has reported.

According to the security services, the Ethiopians have been arrested at …

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Sentencing of Ethiopian man in Maryland postponed

SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND — Sentencing for a Silver Spring man involved in the December kidnapping of a Clinton bank manager and her family has been postponed until Dec. 4.

Yosef Tadele, 23, a native of Ethiopia, who pleaded guilty to …

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EPPF’s 10th Anniversary Conference Report

EPPF’s 10th Anniversary Conference Report and more News. Watch below:

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Message from Tesfaye GebreAb

ይድረስ ካንባቢዎቼ [pdf]
እኔ ደህና ነኝ!
እናንተስ እንዴት ሰነበታችሁ?

“የጋዜጠኛው ማስታወሻ” የመጀመሪያው እትም ተሸጦ አልቆአል። መፅሃፉን ለገዛችሁ ሁሉ ምስጋናዬ ይድረሳችሁ። ሁለተኛው እትምም ታትሞ ለስርጭት ዝግጁ ሆኖአል። ከመጪው ህዳር ወር ማብቂያ ጀምሮም በሁሉም ክፍለአለማትና ከተሞች ይሰራጫል። “የጋዜጠኛው ማስታወሻ” ሁለተኛ …

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The Madness of Ethiopia’s “2010 Elections”, Part II

Alemayehu G. Mariam

Mission Impossible?

In the first part of our commentary[1] on the madness of Ethiopia’s 2010 “elections”, we posed the question: “Is it possible to have a fair and free election in a police state?” In light of …

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EPPF celebrated 10th anniversary, held special conference

ASMARA — Marking its 10th anniversary, the Ethiopian People’s Patriotic Front (EPPF) held a special conference from October 17 – 18, 2009. The event was attended by executive and central committee members of EPPF and chapter representatives from the United …

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J. Peter Pham: Ethiopian warlord's "Intellectual for Hire"

By Sophia Tesfamariam

On my flight back from London, UK, I decided to catch up on my reading and began by going through some articles that were compiled for me by a friend. It was amongst the pile that I …

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On OLF leadership: Dropping the Substance for the Shadow?

By Messay Kebede

The problem with Jawar’s latest response, “Misunderstanding Nationalism: Rejoinder to Professor Messay Kebede’s Responses,” is that it moves further away from the main reason for our online debate, namely, the piece he wrote about the …

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World Bank provides $480 million to the terrorist regime in Ethiopia

World Bank continues to finance the tribal junta in Ethiopia that is terrorizing the people in the name of development. The following is a press release by the World Bank.

WASHINGTON – The Board of Executive Directors of the World …

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The British criminal legacies still plague Africa

By Amanuel Biedemariam

If one asks what the contributions of the United Kingdom, Great Britain, England, Britain or The UK is in Africa, the answer will be a long list of crimes against humanity! That is an undeniable historical fact.…

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Misunderstanding nationalism in Ethiopia

By Jawar Siraj Mohammed

A Rejoinder to Messay Kebede’s Response

Although this debate began because Professor Messay claimed the ideology of self determination is to be blamed for OLF’s lack of success in the past two decades, he has not …

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Can democracy be salvaged in Ethiopia by the 2010 elections?

By Alemayehu G. Mariam

While U.S. attention is fixed on Afghanistan’s contested elections and the need to insure a democratic process, in another part of the world, democracy has been under siege at the ballot box with terrible consequences.

African …

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9000 Ethiopians may soon immigrate to Israel

By Uriel Heilman

Israeli government representatives returned to Ethiopia to assess the eligibility for aliyah of approximately 3,000 Ethiopians who may be entitled to immigrate but had never filed petitions. Advocates had pressed Israel to expand its assessment to a …

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Ethiopian scientist receives award

Des Moines, IOWA — World Food Prize laureate Gebisa Ejeta says he’s “greatly optimistic” that Africa can have its own green revolution because of improving national leadership and increased international support.

However, the Ethiopian-born plant breeder warned that outside aid …

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Andargachew Tsige makes 2nd trip to Eritrea

Ginbot 7 Secretary General Andargachew Tsige arrives in Asmara to meet with other Ethiopian opposition groups and Eritrean government officials.

This is Ato Andargachew’s second trip to Eritrea. In his first visit last May, he held discussions with high-level Eritrean …

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Brian Stewart’s skewed reports on Ethiopia

By Aie Zu Guo

In 1984 Brian Stewart of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) reported Ethiopia’s worst famine of the 20th century putting the blame squarely on the communist regime of Mengistu Haile Mariam. Canadian taxpayers took his report at …

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ONLF denies defection of a high-level official

The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), an Ethiopian rebel group that is operating in eastern Ethiopia, denied that a weapons cache displayed by the government Woyanne regime belonged to them and accused the authorities of trying to tarnish their image.…

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The Madness of Ethiopia’s 2010 “Elections”

Alemayehu G. Mariam

In part I, we explore whether, given the current circumstances in Ethiopia today, a free and fair election is possible in May 2010. In part II, we aim to explore the necessary preconditions for free and fair

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EPPF’s Nebelbal Commando attacks Woyanne targets

EPPF’s Nebelbal Commando unit attacks Woyanne targets… and more News. Watch below:

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Ethiopia 2010 elections will not be free and fair – Negasso Gidada

By Negasso Gidada

I visited Dembi Dollo, in Qelem Wallaga Zone of Oromia Region from September 18-28, 2009. During my visit, I tried to gather as much information as possible on the current political situation. I was unable to hold …

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Window dressing of Ethiopia’s coffee exchange

By Wondwossen Mezlekia

The next few days are full of activity for the executives of the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX) and the government as they get ready for the big day — the day they hope will earn the exchange …

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Teddy Afro rocked Ethiopia’s capital Sunday night

Details are still coming from Ethiopian Review sources in Addis Ababa regarding Teddy Afro’s concert last night. By some estimate, tens of thousands of Addis Ababa residents attended the show. The photo below tells it all.

The concert ended with …

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Woyanne vs. Woyanne in June 2010

The stage is now set — it will be Woyanne vs Woyanne in 2010. With the announcement on Saturday by the newly formed “opposition” alliance in Addis Ababa that it will participate in the June 2010 elections, it will be …

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Mothers of Ethiopia, Mother Ethiopia

Alemayehu G. Mariam

Mother of All Troubles

It is not only Mother Ethiopia that is in deep trouble today but also the millions of mothers in Ethiopia. Hanna Ingber Win, the World Editor of the Huffington Post, was “invited by …

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Japan provides $18 million for clean water in Tigray

The government of Japan said it will provide 180 million Birr support to implement safe water units in Raya Azebo Woreda, Southern Tigray Zone.

Japanese ambassador to Ethiopia, Kinichi Komano and President of Tigray, Tsegay Berhe on Wednesday visited rural …

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Ethiopia loses millions from livestock smuggling

Ethiopia should take urgent steps to curb animal smuggling that is cutting into export earnings worth tens of millions of dollars to the poor country every year, a senior official said.

Livestock exports are an important source of hard currency …

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Egypt warns any attempt to irrigate Nile is an act of war

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia, being the source of 85 percent of the total Nile waters flow, claims that it could self-support its hungry people off foreign food aid if granted to irrigate from the Blue Nile river.…

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Ethiopian taxi mogul Solomon Bekele defends himself

In his column on the Washington D.C. taxi industry, LL mentioned the name of Solomon Bekele—calling him “almost a mythic figure, a bogeyman, in local taxi circles.”

LL was not able to speak to Bekele — a native of …

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Woyanne crosses into Somalia in pursuit of rebels

MOGADISHU — Several hundred Ethiopian soldiers from the Woyanne army in Ethiopia crossed into neighbouring Somalia over the weekend, arresting dozens of villagers suspected of having links with Islamists, elders and residents told AFP.

The Ethiopian Woyanne forces, accompanied by …

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Over 100,000 expected to show up for Teddy Afro concert

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA — Tens of thousands of people are lined up starting early Sunday morning to buy tickets for Teddy Afro’s concert tonight.

This concert, which will be held at the Addis Ababa Stadium, will be the first one …

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Symposium honoring Haddis Alemayehu of Ethiopia

A symposium is being organized in honor of the great Ethiopian writer, public servant and patriot Haddis Alemayehu in Washington DC, Saturday, October 17, 2009.

Ato Assefa Gebremariam, one of the organizers of the event, informed Ethiopian Review that the …

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Ethiopia opposition coalition presents joint election platform

ADDIS ABABA — A coalition of eight Ethiopian opposition parties presented a common manifesto for the planned June 2010 general elections.

The coalition said it will field candidates in the elections.

The Forum for Democracy and Dialogue, an amalgam of …

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Ethiopia’s tyrant express frustration over Eritrea

ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopian Prime Minister tribal warlord Meles Zenawi accused Eritrea on Saturday of sowing havoc in the region and reiterated calls for sanctions over Asmara’s alleged support for Somalia’s rebels.

“It is going on and on with its …

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Ethiopia: Much Ado About An Already Won Election!

By Alemayehu G. Mariam

Déjà Vu: Here We Go Again With the Charade

Last April, we commented that the whole business of elections in Ethiopia is “much ado about nothing”. We offered a catalogue of reasons why the whole election …

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Several Ethiopians arrested in Washington DC taxi bribery scandal

WASHINGTON DC — Investigation of taxi bribery by U.S. federal authorities involving several Ethiopians in the Washington DC area is widening. Authorities have arrested 27 people and indicted 39 so far in a massive bribery case tied to the D.C. …

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Interview: Ethiopian religious leaders who defected to Asmara (P. 2)

Interview with Two Ethiopian Religious Leaders that defected to Asmara (Part 2) and more News. Watch video below,

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Ethiopian Pianist Girma Yifrashewa to perform at UCLA

Girma Yifrashewa will perform at a UCLA-sponsored international symposium and festival under the title of Africa Meets North America (AMNA), October 22-25, 2009.

Girma is Ethiopian pianist and composer of classical music. He is profiled at AfriClassical.com and has been …

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Drought threatens over 6 million Ethiopians

ADDIS ABABA – As many as 6.2 million Ethiopians need emergency humanitarian assistance due to severe drought, an official from the Oxfam charity said Monday.

[Yesterday, the tribal junta in Ethiopia that is led by the Tigrean People Liberation Front …

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Ethiopia’s junta claims 10% GDP growth, Opponents disagree

ADDIS ABABA (VOA) – Ethiopia’s [tribal junta] says its economic growth rate has topped 10 percent for the sixth year in a row, and could do it again in the current year, despite the global economic turndown. But international economists …

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Seize the time: Challenge the dictator

By Yilma Bekele

The Ethiopian Prime Mister has been a very visible figure lately. If there is such thing as frequent flyer marketing by Ethiopian Airlines Ato Meles is sure to have enough to go to the moon and back. …

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Washington Post reporter in Ethiopia escaped to Kenya

The correspondent for Washington Post and Time Magazine in Ethiopia, Kassahun Addis, has fled to Kenya last week.

Kassahun had told his colleagues that the U.S.-financed tribal dictatorship in Ethiopia was harassing him and that he faced danger.…

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Patriots and Trying Times

Alemayehu G. Mariam

Trying Times

“These are the times that try men’s souls,” said Thomas Paine, one of the Founders of the American Republic, at the onset of the American Revolution. It could be said equally that these are times …

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More on OLF leadership

By Messay Kebede

I would like to thank Jawar Siraj Mohammed for the civility with which he engaged my article, “The OLF: Ideological or Leadership Bankruptcy?” Some Oromos responded to the article with emotional outcries and personal attacks, …

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Behind Meles Zenwai’s obsession with G8/G20 summits

By Selam Beyene

Shunned by most of the world for his crimes against humanity, isolated as a despot because of his brutal treatment of peaceful protesters following the May 2005 elections, and reviled as a leader of one of the …

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Ethiopia gears up for malaria outbreak

ADDIS ABABA (AFP) — Ethiopia is stockpiling medicine to counter an expected surge in malaria cases due to hotter weather, its health ministry said on Saturday.

In a statement, Kesetebirhan Admasu, head of the disease prevention directorate, said the El …

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General Demissie Bulto and the coup d’etat of May 1989

A new Book by Derege Demissie
“Abate Yachin Se’at”: Major General Demissie Bulto and the coup d’état of May 1989

In “Abate Yachin Se’at,” author Derege Demissie narrates the story of his late father, Major General Demissie Bulto. Derege’s story …

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Obama appoints an Ethiopian to key administration post

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key administration posts:

* Daniel W. Yohannes, Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation
* Arun Majumdar, Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy, Department …

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Lel storms to Great North Run win

The three-time winner of the London Marathon won in 59 minutes, 32 seconds ahead of fellow Kenyan Kiplimo Kimutai (59.44) and Jaouad Gharib (1.00:04).

Commonwealth marathon bronze medallist Dan Robinson was the first British man across the line in 12th.…

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Gebrselassie retains Berlin crown

His time was two hours, six minutes and eight seconds, but warm conditions ended any hopes of him breaking the record he set in last year’s race.

“I expected more from my opponents, but I made sure I ran my …

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Interview with an Ethiopian Fighter

Interview with Southern Ethiopia People’s Front for Justice and Equality (SEPFJE) Fighter and more News. Watch video below,

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Oldest “Human” Skeleton Found in Ethiopia; Older than Lucy

By Jamie Shreeve | National Geographic

ardiScientists today announced the discovery of the oldest fossil skeleton of a human ancestor. The find reveals that our forebears underwent a previously unknown stage of evolution more than a million years before Lucy, …

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Alabama's A&M University gets $13 million for Ethiopia project

Alabama A&M University’s work to improve basic education in Ethiopia has received a $13 million boost from the federal government.

The grant from the U.S. International Development Agency was one of three federal contracts announced Thursday by the university.

A&M …

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Ethiopia’s tribal junta stifles information technology growth

Ethiopia’s regime continues to monopolize telecom services including fixed, mobile, Internet and data communications. This monopolistic control has stifled innovation and retarded expansion.

The U.S. and WorldBank-financed tribal junta led by its genocidal leader Meles Zenawi, tries to encourage foreign …

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Are African Dictators Becoming Environmentalists?

By Alemayehu Gebremariam

Recently, Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi warned that the African delegation he is expected to lead to the climate change talks in Copenhagen in December would walk out of any “negotiations that threaten to be another rape …

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Dodgers lose again as West race tightens

The Los Angeles Dodgers need another win or a Colorado Rockies loss to clinch the NL West title. That final step is proving to be a tricky one.

Los Angeles matched its season high with its fourth consecutive loss Wednesday …

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Ordonez comes through in clutch, again, as Tigers grow Central lead

DETROIT — Magglio Ordonez is supposed to help the Detroit Tigers win titles. Eddie Bonine is a bit of a surprise.

Ordonez hit a three-run double, Bonine lasted five innings after a shaky start and the Tigers beat the Minnesota …

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Nadal back, women cash in at revamped China Open

BEIJING (Reuters) – World number two Rafa Nadal returns to action at the China Open next week but for once the top women will be the biggest earners as the tournament enters a new era as a $6.6 million mixed …

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Montgomerie marks Ryder countdown

For a few short days the world’s golfing spotlight will centre on Newport as golf’s finest players clash.

“When you talk about the first of October, it links in with Wales, Celtic Manor, Ryder Cup,” Montgomerie said.

“Now we are …

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Alonso out to emulate Schumacher

New Ferrari signing Fernando Alonso says he would like to follow in Michael Schumacher’s footsteps and win multiple world titles for the team.

The Spaniard has signed for three years and will partner Felipe Massa in 2010.

“It will not …

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4 soldiers from Ethiopia arrive in Asmara

ASMARA — Four soldiers who opposed the tribal junta’s ethnic apartheid policies in Ethiopia, have arrived in Asmara this week, according to Tigist Tesfa, Ethiopian Review’s correspondent in Eritrea.

The four soldiers are:

1. Corporal AbdulWahab AbudlGalf from Northern Command’s …

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Davis, California police shoot Ethiopian woman

DAVIS, CALIFORNIA — A woman was shot during a confrontation with Yolo County Sheriff’s deputies Tuesday morning, but is expected to survive her injuries.

The Davis Police Department says a deputy was enforcing an eviction noticed at an apartment on …

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Michael Vick re-signs with Nike

NEW YORK (AP)—Michael Vick(notes) is back with Nike two years after the company severed ties over the quarterback’s involvement in a dogfighting ring.

“Mike has a long-standing, great relationship with Nike, and he looks forward to continuing that relationship,” his …

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Michael Schumacher returns to Formula One with Ferrari

Provided the 40-year-old seven-time world champion can prove his fitness – and the German is a man who prides himself on his conditioning – he will line up against reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton for the very first time at …

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Fernando Alonso signs with Ferrari F1 for three years

In a deal that seems to have been years in the making, Ferrari has finally made an official announcement: Fernando Alonso will be driving for the Prancing Horse in 2010. Rumors of Alonso going to the team from Maranello started …

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McIlroy considers US Tour switch

The 20-year-old, who is third on the European money-list, would have to compete in 15 events on the PGA Tour if he makes the move.

“The way the schedule is, it makes it a little bit easier for me to …

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The Most Valuable Teams In Sports

This may be hard to believe: In 2003, no pro sports team in the world was worth a billion dollars. By the end of 2008, there were 24, led by European soccer powerhouse Manchester United.

It begs the question: Is …

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Amazing Asian Sport

Chinlone is the traditional sport of Myanmar (Burma). Chinlone is a combination of sport and dance, a team sport with no opposing team. In essence chinlone is non-competitive, yet it’s as demanding as the most competitive ball games. The focus …

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