♦ An Ethiopian housemaid in Lebanon committed suicide >>> Read More Here
♦Ethiopia counts the cost of East Africa's crisis
Its population is starving while the country takes in more Somali refugees.Since the food crisis began in the Horn of Africa, Somalia and Kenya have dominated the headlines. But more than a third of the nearly 13 million now going hungry in East Africa are in Ethiopia. With its own rural population facing starvation, the country is struggling to cope with a fresh influx of 78,000 refugees in seven months..>>>Read More
♦Heineken completes acquisitions of two breweries in Ethiopia
Heineken N.V. today announced that it has completed the acquisitions of the Bedele and Harar breweries from the government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia for US$85 million and US$78 million, respectively. These transactions follow Heineken's participation in the public auctions for the two breweries.>>>Read More
♦Ethiopia land lease risks displacement
Ethiopia's leasing of vast swathes of arable land to foreign and state-owned firms risks adding to the millions of people already requiring food aid in the drought-struck region.Some 200,000 people are at risk of being displaced from land-grabbing, with at least 350,000 hectares of land leased since 2008 in south-west Ethiopia alone, according to the US based think-tank Oakland Institute.>>>Read More
♦Four U.N. peacekeepers killed, 7 injured by landmine in Abyei ,Sudan
Four United Nations peacekeepers were killed Tuesday in Sudan's contested region of Abyei when a landmine exploded during a patrol. Seven more persons were injured, the U.N. said. The peacekeepers, all Ethiopians, were part of the U.N. Interim Security Force for Abyei and were patrolling Mabok, southeast of the town of Abyei.>>>Read More
♦Over 100 illegal Ethiopian immigrants arrested in Kenya
Ethiopian immigrants were on Monday charged for being in the country illegally at Nairobi's Makadara court.The 116 aliens however could not take plea due to language barrier as they could only hear Amharic.>>>Read More
♦UNHCHR grills Ethiopia on anti-terror law
This week, the Human Rights Committee of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights reviewed Ethiopia's compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, including its press freedom record. Peppered with questions about an indefensible record of abuse--jailing the second largest number of journalists in Africa and leading the continent in Internet censorship--representatives of the Ethiopian government responded with cursory talking points and bold denials in contradiction of the facts.>>>Read More
♦ETHIOPIA: Floods pose new threat to food security>>>Read More
♦Millions need urgent aid amidst drought, conflict and food crisis in the Horn of Africa
More than 10 million people across the Horn of Africa are in dire need of humanitarian assistance due to a deadly combination of drought, escalating food prices and armed conflict. Among the most vulnerable are 2 million children under the age of five in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti.>>>Read More
Two Swedish journalists have been taken into custody by the Ethiopian army while reporting from the Ogaden region of Ethiopia, an area pronounced off limits for journalists.>>>Read More
♦UK’s £38m aid boost to drought-hit Ethiopia in a bid to prevent famine
Britain is to increase its aid budget to drought-hit Ethiopia, a minister announced yesterday. Some £38million will be sent to the African country as it battles to find enough food for the 1.3million who are starving as a result of the nation’s worst drought for a decade.>>>Read More
The 4,200-strong Ethiopian brigade due to be deployed on a proposed peace-keeping mission in Sudan's troubled Abyei region will focus on civilian protection, according to the Ethiopian government.The proposed peace-keeping mission will be mandated to ensure the security of civilians. >>>Read More
♦Ethiopian journalist likely held under anti-terrorism law
New York, June 23, 2011--Ethiopian authorities have been holding a newspaper columnist incommunicado since Tuesday, local journalists told the Committee to Protect Journalists. Reeyot Alemu, a regular contributor to the independent weekly Feteh. Alemu is the second journalist picked up and held without charge in less than a week and taken into custody at the federal investigation center at Maekelawi Prison in the capital, Addis Ababa.>>>Read More
♦Ethiopia food prices rise after government lifts price caps, making food unaffordable for many
Buyers and sellers in Ethiopia's capital say the government's attempt to bring down prices by imposing price caps on basics like oil and sugar for five months this year has caused even more turmoil. When they were in place, the price caps bankrupted businesses that could not afford to sell at cheaper prices.>>>Read More
♦Ethiopian airline flights disrupted by East African volcanic ash cloud
The eruption prompted U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to announce Monday during a visit to Ethiopia that she was cutting short a three-nation African tour.>>>Read More
♦Ukraine sells 200 tanks to Ethiopia for $100 million
Ukraine's state arms exporter Ukrspecexport and the Ethiopian Defense Ministry have signed a $100 million contract for the supply of over 200 tanks to Ethiopia, the company told Interfax-Ukraine.>>>Read More
♦Ethiopian court sentences 14 people to jail for plotting to bomb the capital during AU summit
The 14 had planned to attack several hotels where the African heads of state were staying while they attended the AU Summit in January...the group also planned to attack government buildings as well as recreational centers.>>>Read More
♦Ethiopia’s Investment Plan May Be Unsustainable, World Bank Official Says
The government plans to borrow at least 398.4 billion Ethiopian birr ($23.6 billion) from home and abroad to fund the five-year growth plan, with an additional 75.4 billion birr to finance fiscal deficits over the same period. “I can’t see it’s sustainable short of discovering huge oil reserves, essentially an unexpected windfall,” Ohashi said in an interview in the capital, Addis Ababa, yesterday. “I don’t see how they can sustain such an aggressive investment plan without getting into serious problems.”>>>Read More
♦Ethiopia commutes death sentences for 23 officials from former communist regime
Girma Wolde Giorgis said Wednesday the sentences have been reduced to 25 years. The group includes the former prime minister and the former vice president to ex-dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam who took power in 1974. Some have already served 20 years.>>>Read More
♦Ethiopian school that feeds body and mind
Muday Mitiku decided to open a school 11 years ago, when she realized that most of the children in her suburb were spending their days on the streets, unwashed, unfed and unschooled.>>>Read More
♦Roses for the world: An Indian success story in Ethiopia
Just 45 km out of Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, a drive across rolling grasslands at the foothills of the Entoto range brings you to a large encampment, spread over 100 hectares, of greenhouses, cottages and huts from where Karuturi Global has spawned its phenomenal growth.>>>Read More
♦Ethiopia appoint Belgian coach Tom Saintfiet ahead of Nigeria clash
Ethiopia have announced the appointment of Belgian Tom Saintfiet as coach of the national team, the Walya Antelopes.Saintfiet, who was the former coach of Namibia and Zimbabwe will face his first test when the Antelopes play against continental powerhouse Nigeria in an African Nations Cup 2012 qualifier in Addis Ababa next month.>>>Read More
♦Ethiopia rebel group alleges mass killing by gov't
NAIROBI, Kenya – An Ethiopian rebel group said Thursday that the army and a police unit killed at least three dozen civilians in a crackdown in an ethnically Somali region of Ethiopia. A government official called the allegations baseless.>>>Read More
♦ETHIOPIA: Help "trickling in” for millions needing food aid
In early April, the Ethiopian government and aid agencies said at least two million people required urgent relief aid in the southern and south-eastern lowlands.The Ethiopian government has started receiving food and non-food aid for hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people in the country's southern and south-eastern lowlands after an appeal in April, Agriculture Minister Mitiku Kassa told IRIN. >>>Read More
♦Ethiopia censors UNESCO World Press Freedom Day event
Officials in Ethiopia hijacked a local UNESCO-sponsored World Press Freedom Day event, installing government-backed journalists as speakers and nixing independent journalists slated to speak. There was no discussion, as originally planned, of this year's global theme on new media and the Internet at the Tuesday forum, according to local sources and news reports.>>>Read More
♦Abbotsford Yale students back from break in Ethiopia
"There is hard work in life and then there is torture." It's a riveting statement from Yale Secondary's Tanya Drouillard that comes from a first-hand account of walking with young girls in Ethiopi.>>>Read More
♦Eritrean exiles demonstrate in Ethiopia against their country’s autocratic leadership
Ethiopia’s autocratic government has an antagonistic relationship with Eritrea and gave the refugees permission to demonstrate. >>>Read More
♦Renting a read from 'newspaper landlords'
A newspaper in Addis Ababa costs about six birr (35 U.S. cents) to buy. In contrast, it costs only 50 Ethiopian cents (less than one U.S. cent) to rent one.For 20 to 30 minutes, these readers can get their hands on a newspaper for a fraction of the price of having to buy it,>>>Read More
♦Ethiopia govt denies jamming German radio service
Ethiopia denied Sunday it was jamming Deutsche Welle's (DW) local Amharic language radio shows, after the state-funded German broadcaster appealed for its signal to be restored.Deutsche Welle issued a statement at the weekend saying its broadcasts in Amharic, the predominant language in Ethiopia, had been blocked since April 6.>>>Read More
♦Ethiopia to charge 121 prisoners with terrorism
Ethiopia's government on Thursday said it was preparing to charge more than 100 prisoners with terrorism and dismissed calls by a rights groups to release them immediately.The government said it had arrested 121 people in March and accused them of being members of the outlawed Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) rebel group. >>>Read More
♦Ethiopia 'ready to help Eritreans topple regime'
Meles accused the Eritrean government of trying to destabilise Ethiopia by backing rebel groups such as the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) and Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) as well as the Somali Al Qaeda-affiliated Shebab. "We have to facilitate ways for Eritrean people to remove their dictatorial regime," he told journalists.>>>Read More
♦Ethiopia bomb blast wounds two: official
A bomb exploded near a court in the west of Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa on Thursday, wounding two people, police officials said. "It exploded at 4 p.m. (1300 GMT) on the pavement of a road that links with the Lideta High Court," Tesfaye Eshetu, a district police investigator, told Reuters.>>>Read More
♦Ethiopia at centre of global farmland rush
Locals move out as international contractors seize opportunities offered by government to lease farmland at knockdown rates.It's the deal of the century: £150 a week to lease more than 2,500 sq km (1,000 sq miles) of virgin, fertile land – an area the size of Dorset – for 50 years. "It's very good land. It's quite cheap. In fact it is very cheap."There is no movement of population. It's their choice to have these basic services. But they have to abandon their previous way of life," said farm minister Wondirad Mandefro.>>>Read More
♦Government arrests hundreds of opposition supporters
Ethiopia’s biggest opposition party, Medrek, said on Saturday that at least 200 of its supporters and members have been jailed in a crack down over the past ten days.“Over 200 Medrek party members and supporters are arrested during the past ten days in Oromya region mainly in Wollega Zone” >>>Read More
♦Ethiopia warns of action against Eritrea
Ethiopia warned on Saturday it would take "all measures necessary" against Eritrea, in a rare threat of direct action against a neighbour it routinely accuses of supporting rebel groups.>>>Read More
♦Ethiopian dams on Nile stir river rivalry
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, March 16 (UPI) -- Ethiopia is pressing ahead with plans to build large dams on the Nile as upstream African states put pressure on a reluctant Egypt to share the waters of the world's longest river more equitably>>>Read More.
♦PM blames Muslim sect over church attacks
Authorities have said up to 50 churches have been burnt and around 3,000 Christians displaced since March 2 when Muslim youths attacked the community around Asendabo, some 360 km (215 miles) west of the capital Addis Ababa. >>>Read More
♦World Bank Approves $407 Million in Aid for Ethiopian Services
The World Bank approved $407 million in assistance for Ethiopian local administrations to improve public services.The funds, $246.6 million of which is a grant, will be used by districts to improve education, health, agriculture, water and sanitation, and rural roads, the Washington-based bank said in an e-mailed statement today.>>>Read More
♦Empty Shelves Returning Following Price Caps
Shopping for basic household items in Addis Ababa has become a little bit more complicated then stopping by the nearby “Suq”. The recent shortage in many basic staples has necessitated extended trips around the city looking for things like flour and oil or standing in line for hours to buy sugar from government outlets.>>>Read More
♦Ethiopian PM holds talks with Russian special envoy on regional issues
People's Daily - Fri Feb 25, 4:44 am ET
Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi held discussions with Russian envoy to Sudan Mikhail Margelov here Thursday on regional issues. During the talks, Meles said the time honored relations between the two countries would be further strengthened. >>>Read More
♦PM Zenawi suggests Ethiopia’s economy near “Collapse”
During the latest parliament session in Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi suggested his government’s recent market intervention was because Ethiopia’s economy is “on the verge of collapse” and even market fundamentalists would take similar measures when their economies are in danger.>>>Read More
♦Ethiopia aims to join WTO without opening up sectors
U.S. officials have publicly asked Ethiopia to liberalise both sectors, seen as a stumbling block to Ethiopia's efforts for accession to the WTO since 2003 -- which could help boost investor confidence, enticing foreign cash andknow-how. Ethiopia expected to gain entry to the World Trade Organisation soon without giving way to foreign demands that it open up its banking and telecoms sectors.>>>Read More
♦Ethiopia to adopt Rwanda’s land registration system
The government thought it better to shift to the modern method and we were referred by the World Bank to come here to learn about Rwanda’s system.Rwanda uses the digital land registration which saves time.This aerial photography method seems to be efficient, cheap and quick to carry out, said Tigistu G. Abza, the Ethiopian Director of Rural Land Administration and Use Directorate>>>Read More
♦Embassy Cable: EUROPEANS TRACK U.S. ON EAST AFRICA BUT REMAIN RELUCTANT TO SANCTION ERITREA
During a German MFA experts level meeting in Berlin to discuss the challenges facing East Africa, it was clear the Europeans saw eye to eye with the United States on most Horn issues but differed on the advisability of sanctions against Eritrea. We agreed Ethiopia’s role in the region was key and on the need to support and observe its May 2010 elections.>>>Read More
♦Ethiopia Raises Number Needing Food Relief by 500,000
The government in November estimated that a bumper harvest had cut the number of Ethiopians needing emergency food aid to 2.3 million from more than 5 million. About 107,000 children may need treatment for severe malnutrition.Ethiopia raised the estimate of the number of people who will need food aid this year by half a million to 2.8 million because of drought in the Somali region.>>>Read More
♦Ethiopian PM: Eritrea behind plot to attack AU summit
In fresh accusations, Ethiopia has laid fresh accusations against arch-foe Eritrea for conspiring to perform bomb attacks during the Africa Union (AU) summit held last week in the capital, Addis Ababa.>>>Read More
♦The underground drug addition drama
In the busy streetsides around Ambassador Cinema, one of the underground drugs selling spots operates its daily routines in Addis Ababa. At this specific drug spot, there are a few middle-aged men who make a living selling mind-numbing drugs. The men sell narcotics and intra-vein drugs to their clients. >>>Read More
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The Mysterious Origin of the flag of Ethiopia
In this section, we shall attempt to reveal the mysterious origin and interpretation of the Ethiopian flag which has been passed down as folk lore through oral history. The Ethiopians call their flag Sendek Alama, which literally >>>Read More
Time line: Ethiopia
2nd Century AD – Semitic people from the Arabian peninsula establish the kingdom of Aksum.
4th Century – Coptic Christianity introduced from Egypt.
1530-31 – Muslim leader Ahmad Grang conquers much of Ethiopia. >>>Read More
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Less contribution more pleasure !!!
How can we help we can make a huge difference by sending a couple of second hand books for the children back home. There are a few Libraries for children with almost empty shelves. as it is known most of us traveling to our home towns to visit our families and enjoying our selves, so Is it difficult to keep a couple of children's book in our Bags?
How to get ever lasting happiness? As a child Do you ever wish to have everything what the others got ? Hope you did!
Do you have one of those feelings now? As an adult do you ever wish to help one of those kids of very poor parents standing sadly on their yard and watching the others playing and smiling in their neighbourhood?
Answer it for your self because it might vary from person to person but my point is less or more we had things printed in our mind and some situations we passed through as a child have an impact when we living as an adult. It doesn't matter how educated or rich we are now. childhood is the first and the basic step to climb to manhood and the good things are always good but the bad things are affecting our lives. So by helping one of those kids let us try to put them on the right track heading to a manhood.
When you read this note you might rise some questions or you might be confused where to start ! It is very simple @ leat there will be one kid in our neighbourhood where ever or what area we came from. For example when we traveling back home we going night out for a drink with a couple of our old mates from our neighbourhood who might have no job and been relied on their famiies till now,
expenssive where they never visited and pay out a lot of cash in front of them and in the next morning they can not even relieve them selves from the hangover and the happiness could vanish immidietly but if we could buy or pay for one of their needs or supporting one of the kids with that money, we can give them a long lasting happiness. It will also make us happy for ever.
" If we start lighting candles individually the rest of the country will be Brighter"
Don't let our own people being relied on strangers, when we helping them they are not only get ride off their problems, they could have also a great hope and being inspired!
hope you read my mind!
If there is a will, everything is possible !
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Life is a full of tragedy and we might feel hopeless when we facing some bad situations sometimes and the door of our hope seems closed . But that is not True, there is always an OPEN DOOR somewhere or in some directions! The Only thing we should do is, keeping our Faith in GOD, Openning our inner eyes wider and trying to cope with the situations we are in. Because tomorrow is another day......... I know it is not easy as words but let us try our best. It only needs Psychological strength ** DON'T GET MAD GET WISE** Stay Blessed! invisible_master
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