Archive for the ‘Ethiopian News’ Category

Robbers kill Ethiopian national in South Africa

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Amharic translation of Isaias Afwerki's Interview (Part 5)

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Ghana fixation

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Thomas Staal sworn in as new USAID director for Ethiopia

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Andargachew Tsige in Chicago talks about Eritrea trip – Audio

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

AI warns Ethiopia the 'anti-terrorism' is law anti-civil rights

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Ghana's democracy dividends

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Ethiopia rubber-stamp parliament adopts 'anti-terrorism' bill

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Lufthansa plane en route to Ethiopia catches fire

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Botswana faults African Union decision over Bashir

Monday, July 6th, 2009

The Disquieting Silence of Our Sisters

Monday, July 6th, 2009

No final word for Ethiopia's pop star Teddy Afro

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Israeli prison is filled with Ethiopians – Cynthia McKinney

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

Head of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Dessie arrested

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

Michael Jackson memorial gets 1.6 million ticket requests

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

Ethiopia's tribal junta slams Human Rights Watch's report

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

African Union move on Sudan's al-Bashir dismissed

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

U.S. encourages Ethiopia to stay out of Somalia

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

Ambassador Johnnie Carson speaks on U.S.-Eritrea relation

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

African 'Union' thieves vote not to back al-Bashir's indictment

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

UK Parliamentarians' Advice Regarding Ethiopia

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Obama's Africa visit prompts disappointments in Nigeria, Kenya

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

The Ethiopia-Tucson-Boise Love Triangle

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Ethiopian man in Indianapolis arrested as robbery suspect

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

The wonderful act of empowerment

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Ethiopian spice of life in Boston

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

The Ethiopian 'Spike Lee'

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Volcano eruption in the Afar region of Ethiopia reported

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Awramba Times editor-in-chief, reporter arrested in Ethiopia

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

What next for Ethiopia's dictatorship? – Possible scenarios

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Ethiopia's Tirunesh and Meseret to duel over 5000m in Norway

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Grief-stricken Michael Jackson fans commit suicide

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

President Obama recognizes CNN Hero from Ethiopia

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Malawi Police arrest 169 refugees from Ethiopia

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Woyanne police gun down 2 Ethiopians at a church site

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

EPPF Worldwide Conference – July 12, 2009

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

US looks to expand development aid to Ethiopia's dictatorship

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Former defense minister Siye Abraha to join UDJ

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Ethiopia: The fake patriarch backs off on the Ark

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Welcome to a dying lake!

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Indian EXIM bank to open office in Ethiopia's capital

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Water shortage affecting humans, livestock in Somali Region

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Hero vs Zero

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The way forward for Ethiopia and Eritrea

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Former Ethiopian Navy Association annual conference

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Free Birtukan Taskforce formed

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Repercussions of power cuts in Ethiopia

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

The Ark is not going to be revealed, says Gebremedhin

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

The sad but funny aspects of Ethiopia's parliament

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Somali navy chief: World's worst job?

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

New Ethiopia bill violates international human rights treaties

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

First English FM Radio On Air in Ethiopia's capital

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Africa alone could feed the world

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Power rationing forces shutting down of Ethiopian businesses

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Features of a fully blown tyranny before its demise

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Looted cross of St Yared returned to Ethiopia after 2 decades

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Study criticises laptops for children scheme

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Ethiopia: British Council opened new building in Addis Ababa

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Global economic crisis exacerbating human rights abuses

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

US sent 40 tons of munitions to aid Somali's puppet regime

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

An Analysis of the Draft Ethiopian Anti-Terrorism Law

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

World reacts to Michael Jackson death

Friday, June 26th, 2009

U.S. Congressional Hearing examines situation in Somalia

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Ethiopia artists, fans mourn Michael Jackson's death

Friday, June 26th, 2009

HIV/AIDS causes lower population growth in Amhara region

Friday, June 26th, 2009

A tribute to Commander Zeleke Bogale

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Ethiopia's tribal junta arrests suspected OLF rebels

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Ark of the Covenant Being Unveiled? – update

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Best of Michael Jackson – videos

Friday, June 26th, 2009

After Minneapolis, FBI Eyes Atlanta's Somalis

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Physicians worked an hour to resuscitate Michael Jackson

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Obama appoints Mehret Mandefro as a White House Fellow

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Michael Jackson pronounced dead at UCLA Medical Center

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Michael Jackson is rushed into hospital in Los Angeles

Michael Jackson is rushed into hospital in Los Angeles [Photo: x17online.com]

Pop star Michael Jackson was pronounced dead today after paramedics found him in a coma at his Bel-Air mansion, city and law enforcement sources told The Times.

Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Steve Ruda told The Times that paramedics responded to a 911 call from the home. When they arrived, Jackson was not breathing. The paramedics performed CPR and took him to UCLA Medical Center, Ruda said.

Hundreds of reporters gathered at the hospital awaiting word on his condition. The sources, who spoke on the condition that they not be named, said family members rushed to Jackson’s bedside, where he was in a deep coma.

Paramedics were called to a home on the 100 block of Carolwood Drive off Sunset Boulevard. Jackson rented the Bel-Air home — described as a French chateau built in 2002 with seven bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, 12 fireplaces and a theater — for $100,000 a month.

The home is about a six-minute drive from UCLA Medical Center.

Jackson has three children — sons Prince Michael 7, and Michael Joseph Jackson Jr., 12, and daughter Paris Michael Katherine, 11.

The news comes as Jackson, 50, was attempting a comeback after years of tabloid headlines, most notably his trial and acquittal on child molestation charges.

In May, The Times reported that Jackson was living in a Bel-Air mansion and rehearsing for a series of 50 sold-out shows in London’s O2 Arena. Jackson had won the backing of two billionaires to get the so-called King of Pop back on stage.

The concerts had been scheduled to kick off July 13.

Johnny Caswell, a principal at Centerstaging, the Burbank soundstage where Jackson rehearsed for his London concerts, watched many of the run-throughs and said he was “absolutely shocked” by the performer’s death.

Jackson, he said, was “very frail” but approached the rehearsals with boundless energy.

“He was working hard. Putting four days a week in here. Six hour a day. Working hard. Dancing,” Caswell said. “We’re in shock over here.”

The performer moved from the Burbank facility to the Forum at the beginning of June, Caswell said.

His backers envisioned the London shows as an audition for a career rebirth that could ultimately encompass a three-year world tour, a new album, movies, a Graceland-like museum, musical revues in Las Vegas and Macau, and even a Thriller casino.

Such a rebound could wipe out Jackson’s massive debt, estimated at $400 million.

Jackson needed a comeback to reverse the damage done by years of excessive spending and little work. He has not toured since 1997 or released a new album since 2001, but he has continued to live like a megastar.

To finance his opulent lifestyle, he borrowed heavily against his three main assets: his Neverland Ranch, his music catalog and a second catalog that includes the music of the Beatles that he co-owns with Sony Corp. By the time of his 2005 criminal trial, he was nearly $300 million in debt and, according to testimony, spending $30 million more annually than he was taking in.

Compounding his money difficulties were a revolving door of litigious advisors and hangers-on. Jackson has run through 11 managers since 1990, according to Frank DiLeo, his manager and friend of three decades.

(Times staff writers Richard Winton, Chris Lee Carla Hall, Ari B. Bloomekatz, Anna Gorman and Nicole Santa Cruz contributed to this report.)

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Pop star Michael Jackson dies at age 50 – CBS/AP

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Michael Jackson is rushed into hospital in Los Angeles

Michael Jackson is rushed into hospital in Los Angeles [Photo: x17online.com]

(CBS) – Pop star Michael Jackson was pronounced dead by doctors this afternoon after arriving at a hospital in a deep coma, city and law enforcement sources told The Los Angeles Times. The entertainment Web site TMZ.com is also reporting his death.

Jackson was rushed to UCLA Medical Center, reports KCBS in Los Angeles.

Jackson was not breathing when paramedics arrived.

Capt. Steve Ruda said paramedics responded to a call at Jackson’s home around 12:26 p.m. The paramedics performed CPR and took him to UCLA Medical Center, Ruda told The Los Angeles Times.

The emergency entrance at the UCLA Medical Center, which is near Jackson’s rented home, was roped off Thursday with police tape.

News trucks were gathered, helicopters flew overhead, and orange cones were laid out to redirect traffic.

“We have no statements as far as transporting Michael Jackson,” Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Devin Gales said.

Jackson had planned to hit the stage at the O2 Arena in London for 50 concerts this summer. Tickets for the series, which kicks off on July 8, sold out in a matter of hours on March 13. By the time the shows end in February 2010, more than 1 million people will have seen Jackson perform.
Jackson, 50, has been in the public eye for more than 40 years.

With his unforgettable catchy Jackson Five tunes and incredible stage presence, the public has been infatuated with the shining child star turned awkward adult, who reached international superstardom. As soon as Jackson glided across the stage with his signature moonwalk dance, it was all over from there – fans were immediately hooked.

His album “Thriller,” released in 1982, was a chart-topper that set the bar for pop music.

In recent years, however, the pop icon has become more of a recluse and somewhat of a lost soul.

Headlines about Jackson were no longer about his music; instead there were stories of plastic surgery and strange behavior. He dangled his baby from a balcony and most damaging to his image was his 2005 trial for child molestation.

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Michael Jackson is dead in Los Angeles

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Michael Jackson "Near Death" After Suffering Cardiac Arrest

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Michael Jackson is rushed into hospital in Los Angeles

Michael Jackson is rushed into hospital in Los Angeles [Photo: x17online.com]

Media reports have said the star, 50, was taken to hospital in Los Angeles, California, after he was found not breathing following a suspected heart attack in his Bel Air home earlier.

Celebrity website TMZ said 911 operators received an emergency call about 12.12pm local time (5.12am AEST).

“We’re told when paramedics arrived Jackson had no pulse and they never got a pulse back,” the website reported.

Jackson is believed to have gone into cardiac arrest and paramedics performed CPR on him en route to UCLA hospital.

The website quoted family members as saying the Thriller singer was in “really bad shape.”

“We just got off the phone with Joe Jackson, Michael’s dad, who says ‘he is not doing well.” the website had earlier reported.

Jackson was reportedly planning a comeback and was living in Los Angeles while rehearsing a series of 50 sold-out shows in London, the LATimes has reported.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics had rushed to the singer’s $100,00-a-month rented home near Sunset Boulevard to find him not breathing, according to the newspaper.

Michael has three children, Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr, Paris Michael Katherine Jackson and Prince Michael Jackson II.

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Biography Michael Jackson

Michael Joseph Jackson (born August 29, 1958) is an American recording artist, entertainer, and businessman. The seventh child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene at the age of 11 as a member of The Jackson 5 and began a solo career in 1971 while still a member of the group. Referred to as the “King of Pop” in subsequent years, five of his solo studio albums have become some of the world’s best-selling records: Off the Wall (1979), Thriller (1982), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991) and HIStory (1995).

In the early 1980s, he became a dominant figure in popular music and the first African-American entertainer to amass a strong crossover following on MTV. The popularity of his music videos airing on MTV, such as “Beat It”, “Billie Jean” and Thriller—credited for transforming the music video into an art form and a promotional tool—helped bring the relatively new channel to fame. Videos such as “Black or White” and “Scream” made Jackson an enduring staple on MTV in the 1990s. With stage performances and music videos, Jackson popularized a number of physically complicated dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk. His distinctive musical sound and vocal style influenced hip hop, pop and contemporary R&B artists.

Jackson has donated and raised millions of dollars for beneficial causes through his foundation, charity singles and support of 39 charities. Other aspects of his personal life, including his changing appearance and behavior, generated significant controversy, damaging his public image. Though he was accused of child sexual abuse in 1993, the criminal investigation was closed due to lack of evidence and Jackson was not charged. The singer has experienced health concerns since the early 1990s and conflicting reports regarding the state of his finances since the late 1990s. Jackson married twice and fathered three children, all of which caused further controversy. In 2005, Jackson was tried and acquitted of further sexual abuse allegations and several other charges.

One of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, his other achievements include multiple Guinness World Records—including one for “Most Successful Entertainer of All Time”—13 Grammy Awards, 13 number one singles in his solo career—more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era—and the sales of over 750 million albums worldwide. Cited as one of the world’s most famous men, Jackson’s highly publicized personal life, coupled with his successful career, has made him a part of popular culture for almost four decades.

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Election-stealing is a risky gamble

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Aba Diabilos to desecrate the Ark of the Covenant

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

The Ethiopian-Israeli experience captured by two plays

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Teff, a gluten free grain

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Ethiopia: Meselech Melkamu's stunning momentum continues

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Book Review: Bikila – Ethiopia's Barefoot Olympian

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

New York: Ethiopians win Shelter Island 10K

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

ANALYSIS: Will Meles Zenawi step down?

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

48 hours in Addis Ababa

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Maryland judge dismisses lawsuit against Ethiopian church

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Washington-based nonprofit supports Ethiopian adventure

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Majority of Somali parliament members flee abroad

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Hot air from Arat Kilo

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Top 10 recent protest symbols

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Women's power in Iran: An overlooked force

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Ethiopia: Anatomy of Sebhat Nega's big lies

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Swarms of locusts swoop down on Ethiopia

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Kenya rejects call for military help in Somalia

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

EPPF Texas chapter launched

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

50 great softwares that are available for free

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Washington DC train smashes into another, killing 6

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

"Zero chance Birtukan Mideksa will be released" – Meles

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Woyanne blames World Bank for power blackouts

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Ethiopia's regime rejects Kenya's proposal to monitor Omo River dam construction

Monday, June 22nd, 2009