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The trails keeping Ethiopia’s distance runners in sprint condition

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The trails keeping Ethiopia’s distance runners in sprint condition

The secret to those explosive finishes could be the training regime conducted in single file along unpredictable forest paths (www.guardian.co.uk) Apparently there are hyenas in this forest. I’m running behind Tadele Geremew Mulugeta, an Ethiopian marathon runner, zigzagging back and forth on tiny narrow trails, leaping over rocks, ducking under overhanging branches. It’s not like […]

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Ethiopian Inflation Accelerates to 29.5% as Food Costs Jump

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Ethiopian Inflation Accelerates to 29.5% as Food Costs Jump

By William Davison (Updates with food-price inflation in second paragraph.) May 10 (Bloomberg) — Inflation in Ethiopia accelerated to 29.5 percent in April as food prices jumped, the Central Statistical Agency said. The inflation rate increased from 25 percent in March, the Addis Ababa-based agency said on its website today. Food prices, which make up […]

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The Deluded Elite of the Liberation fronts (Part 1)

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The Deluded Elite of the Liberation fronts (Part 1)

By Getachew Reda I am addressing my commentary in English rather than to use our language in order to be readable for those delusional Arabic or English speaking Liberation Front elite leaders who claim not to understand or refuse to speak and read Amharic, the Ethiopian national language. So here follows my commentary on the […]

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Adios! Oromay! Zenawi’s Ethiopia?

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Adios! Oromay! Zenawi’s Ethiopia?
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Will Gimmicks Keep TPLF’s Regime from Collapsing?

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Will Gimmicks Keep TPLF’s Regime from Collapsing?

(Gadda.com) Even since it came to power in 1991, the TPLF regime has relied on a number of gimmicks, which are catchphrases with no policy solutions, to deny and delay freedom and democracy. From the so-called Article-39 to GTP, it is through such gimmicks that TPLF intends to keep its hegemony over the oppressed in […]

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Ethiopia: Unity Is Power

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Ethiopia: Unity Is Power

(Ogaden Online) Regardless of our differences in language, culture or religion, all the panellists agree the power of unity. All also see the need for a united front against Meles’s tyranny and total economic domination of Ethiopia. The panellists saw the need for putting a stop to the Woyane-driven genocide being committed in places such […]

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Ethiopian Airlines Launches New Service to Hangzhou

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Ethiopian Airlines Launches New Service to Hangzhou

Ethiopian Airlines made its historic maiden flight to Hangzhou on May 03, 2011. Hangzhou is our fourth destination in china along with Beijing, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. Hangzhou is a great alternative to the busy Shanghai airport for those traveling to/from Shanghai as it is only 45 minutes away by high-speed train. Hangzhou is also […]

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An Imaginary Conversation with Nelson Mandela

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An Imaginary Conversation with Nelson Mandela

By Alemayehu G. Mariam The Triumphalism of African Dictators There is nothing that is both amusing and annoying than the chest-beating triumphalism of Africa’s tin pot dictators. This past February, Yoweri Museveni of Uganda lectured a press conference: “There will be no Egyptian-like revolution here. … We would just lock them up. In the most […]

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Al-Qaeda confirms bin Laden death

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Al-Qaeda confirms bin Laden death

(AFP) Al-Qaeda confirmed the death of its leader Osama bin Laden, in a statement posted on jihadist internet forums on Friday, the US monitoring group SITE Intelligence reported. The statement came after US President Barack Obama said on Sunday that American commandos killed bin Laden in a covert operation in the Pakistani garrison town of […]

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Ethiopia Says Heineken to Acquire Two State-Owned Breweries

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Ethiopia Says Heineken to Acquire Two State-Owned Breweries

By William Davison May 3 (Bloomberg) — Heineken NV, the world’s third-largest brewer, will buy two Ethiopian state-owned beer makers for 2.7 billion birr ($160 million), the Horn of Africa country’s privatization agency said. Heineken, based in Amsterdam, will purchase Bedele Brewery SC for 1.4 billion birr and Harar Brewery SC for 1.3 billion birr, […]

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Ethiopia freezes Nile agreement

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Ethiopia freezes Nile agreement

CAIRO: Ethiopia has agreed to suspend its participation in a Nile Water Share agreement recently signed with several upstream countries. According to Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi this move will allow Egypt enough time to recover from the recent political crisis and take on a more active role in the negotiations. This announcement comes while […]

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TPLF and the art of reverse engineering

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TPLF and the art of reverse engineering

By Yilma Bekele When you take an object apart to see how it works, or take software and disassemble it to locate the source code it is referred to as reverse engineering. Basically what you are doing is inverting the system by going back wards the developmental cycle all the way to conception. Reverse engineering […]

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Kenya and Ethiopia: Into the Great Rift Valley

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Kenya and Ethiopia: Into the Great Rift Valley

(Daily Telegraph) Marabou storks barely stirred on their treetop roosts as our safari truck rumbled out of Nairobi, the start of our journey tracing the eastern arm of Africa’s Great Rift Valley through remote northern Kenya and into Ethiopia. Two hours later, we gazed from the escarpment down into the valley’s golden-grassed infinity, struggling to […]

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Reflections of a “Netch Lebash” (Eritrean agent)

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Reflections of a “Netch Lebash” (Eritrean agent)

By Eskinder Nega There was something in the air on Tuesday, April 14, 2011. Intrigued by news of Ethiopian protesters in North America against the frivolous and mechanically hyped GTP, the glee on the faces of Addis residents was transparently noticeable. I could sense breaking news in the making. And I was determined to report […]

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Ethiopia Aid Agencies Back Call for Aid for 2 Million People Facing Hunger

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Ethiopia Aid Agencies Back Call for Aid for 2 Million People Facing Hunger

A group of aid organizations in Ethiopia backed the government’s request for $75 million to help feed 2 million people facing hunger in the arid south and southeast of the country. The crisis has been caused by a seven-month drought that is likely to persist until October, the Ethiopia Humanitarian Country Team, or EHCT, said […]

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Ethiopian Football: St. George moves to 3rd place with a 2-0 victory over Dire Dawa

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Ethiopian Football: St. George moves to 3rd place with a 2-0 victory over Dire Dawa

(EthioSports) Dire Dawa – Defending champions St. George moved to 3rd place with a 2-0 victory over host Dire Dawa City here today. Meanwhile, Dedebit FC dropped to 4th place after a scoreless draw with Lideta Nyala in Addis Ababa, and Adama City scored a 1-0 victory over Sebeta City in Sebeta to move up […]

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MARKET FACET: Increasing Cost of Feasting Food

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MARKET FACET: Increasing Cost of Feasting Food

Last week, foremost in the minds of most Ethiopian Christians was the celebration of Easter over the weekend. It culminated in a big feast for which households typically spare no expense. On the windy afternoon of Monday, April 18, 2011, Shola Market, located close to Megenagna in Yeka District, was crowded with shoppers. Vendors and […]

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Help S.F. Singer Meklit Hadero Bring Her Music to Ethiopia Next Month

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Help S.F. Singer Meklit Hadero Bring Her Music to Ethiopia Next Month

By Ian S. Port Ethiopian born, S.F.-based jazz singer Meklit Hadero is planning a big trip to Ethiopia next month to perform for the people of her native country. It’s her second such visit, after a similar journey in 2009. Hadero will perform for free in two places in Ethiopia, and she and her band […]

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ESAT interview Abune Mekarios part 4 of 4 April 2011
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ESAT interview Abune Mekarios part 3 of 4 April 2011

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ESAT interview Abune Mekarios part 3 of 4 April 2011
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ESAT interview Abune Mekarios part 2 of 4 April 2011

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ESAT interview Abune Mekarios part 2 of 4 April 2011
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ESAT interview Abune Mekarios part 1 of 4 April 2011
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The Politics of Ethiopian Grand Millennium Dam

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The Politics of Ethiopian Grand Millennium Dam

By Messele Zewdie Ejeta Several days ago, an acquaintance called to invite me to participate the next day in a panel discussion prepared by Deutsche Welle’s Amharic service program. The panel was to discuss about the Ethiopian Grand Millennium Dam (GMD). I was told that I was approached because of my training and practice in […]

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Ethiopia: We Went, We Saw, We Got Chased Out …

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Ethiopia: We Went, We Saw, We Got Chased Out …

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Following the Battle of Zela in 47 B.C. (present day Zile, Turkey), Julius Caesar claimed victory by declaring: “I came; I saw; I conquered.” In 2011, Caesar Meles Zenawi, the dictator-in-chief in Ethiopia, scattered his top henchmen throughout the U.S. and Europe to declare victory in the propaganda war on Diaspora […]

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Sultan Ali Mirah Hanfere passed away

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Sultan Ali Mirah Hanfere passed away

Ethiopia has lost one of its best sons, Sultan Ali Mirah Hanfere, yesterday. Sultan Ali Mirah, 95, is a great Ethiopian patriot, a staunch advocate of Ethiopia’s unity, and a leader of the Afar ethnic community in eastern Ethiopia. The Sultan is remembered and honored among patriotic Ethiopians for his famous quote: “Even our camels […]

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Hell Clasico!

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Hell Clasico!

Jose Mourinho reacted bitterly to Real Madrid’s defeat by Barcelona last night by accusing UEFA of conspiring in favour of the Catalan team. Lionel Messi scored both goals in a 2-0 win at the Bernabeu Stadium which puts Barca on the brink of a Champions League final against Manchester United at Wembley next month. Mourinho, […]

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Rooney: I’m so sorry I said we weren’t good enough

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Rooney: I’m so sorry I said we weren’t good enough

Wayne Rooney has confessed he could not have been more wrong to question the quality of Sir Alex Ferguson’s squad with Manchester United now on course for a European and domestic Double. The Barclays Premier League leaders have one foot in the Champions League final at Wembley after a resounding 2-0 win over Schalke in […]

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Single Mum Shares £7.5m Lottery Winnings with Ethiopian Orphans

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Single Mum Shares £7.5m Lottery Winnings with Ethiopian Orphans

“Because of my good fortune, I will never have to worry about money again, but these children have been left vulnerable and orphaned by problems that aren’t their fault.” –Jane Surtees Many people dream of winning the lottery. Oh, the things they could do with a million dollars! Perhaps they’d purchase a new house, invest […]

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TPLF ignores the call from the citizens as well as international bodies and Listen to Ana Gomez’s interview of her disappointment after the 2005 elections

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TPLF ignores the call from the citizens as well as international bodies and Listen to Ana Gomez’s  interview of her disappointment after the 2005 elections

Girum K May 30/2015 Deitingen/ Sw. At the time of the mournful election 2005, I had the opportunity to observe the very strong and truthful personality of Ana Gomez, as I was a member of the election observation team represented by the Carter center. In the election 2010, she said she doesn’t expect the election […]

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