NewsSaba: Under the Hyena's Foot by Jane Kurtz
The American Girl Collection introduced the Girls of Many Lands series in 2005. Each story told of a twelve year old girl living in a different time period in a different part of the world.
Topix.net | 18-May-2013 20:11
Qatar Airways announces expansion on three continents
Qatar Airways today announced route expansion on three continents together with a huge increase in capacity in Pakistan as part of the Doha-based carrier's continued aggressive growth strategy.
Topix.net | 18-May-2013 15:56
Sending of Ambassador to Boosts Bilateral Ties - Diplomat
[ANGOP]Ethiopia may soon send an ambassador to Luanda after having the consent by the Angolan authorities, which will lead to a more direct work as part of the relaunch of bilateral cooperation.
AllAfrica | 18-May-2013 10:42
Change looms for Ethiopia's ancient salt trade
Abdu Ibrahim Mohammed was 15 years old when he began trekking with caravans of camels to collect salt in a sun-blasted desert basin of north Ethiopia that is one of the hottest places on earth.
Topix.net | 18-May-2013 07:27
Ethiopia: Govt Playing At Being Good Neighbours?
Despite comments by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn suggesting the pending withdrawal of his country's troops from Somalia, many experts have voiced doubts that Ethiopia will pull out of Somalia before it is capable of handling its security without assistance.
Topix.net | 18-May-2013 04:17
Govt Playing At Being Good Neighbours?
[IPS]Addis Ababa -Despite comments by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn suggesting the pending withdrawal of his country's troops from Somalia, many experts have voiced doubts that Ethiopia will pull out of Somalia before it is capable of handling its security without assistance.
AllAfrica | 17-May-2013 15:01
Indian growers help Ethiopia become world's fourth largest flower exporter
By Hadra Ahmed, Addis Ababa, May 16 : Indian-owned firms in Ethiopia are making flowers the country's third-largest export earner after coffee and khat, a kind of chewable cannabis.
Topix.net | 17-May-2013 12:19
Thankful Thursday -- Tri-City eyes surgeons and helpers volunteer to restored sight in Ethiopia
Dr. James Guzek, an eye surgeon employed by Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute and his team of volunteers recently returned from his fifth eye clinic in Dembi Dolo, a small village in western Ethiopia.
Topix.net | 17-May-2013 08:14
Sugar corporation encouraged by improved productivity after Kaizen...
Ethiopian Sugar Corporation said it is encouraged by improved productivity and reduced cost of production after implementing Kaizen management philosophy in three factories.
Topix.net | 17-May-2013 03:59
Ethiopia and Sudan concur to curb border crimes
Representatives from four bordering states in Ethiopia and Sudan have agreed to work closely to prevent cross-border crimes in a meeting between the two sides.
Topix.net | 16-May-2013 18:40
Ethiopia: Editor Questioned Over Story On Meles' Widow
[CPJ]New York -Ethiopian police in Addis Ababa questioned an editor for several hours today in connection with a story published in October about the widow of the late Ethiopian leader Meles Zenawi, according to news reports.
AllAfrica | 16-May-2013 12:54
Prime Minister Hailemariam Holds Discussions With His Kuwaiti Counterpart
[Ethiopia Government]Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn who is in an official visit in Kuwait conferred with Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah yesterday (May 14, 2013). The discussion focused on ways to strengthen the bilateral relation between the two countries. Besides, the two sides exchanged views on trade and investment opportunities and on ways to increase Kuwaiti investment in Ethiopia .Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Rashid Alhajri, Kuwai
AllAfrica | 16-May-2013 06:52
Ethiopia - Police Officer Kills 14 Civilians
[Sudan Tribune]Addis Ababa -An Ethiopian federal policeman shot dead 14 innocent people in the northern west city of Bahirdar, a regional police source told Sudan Tribune on Tuesday.
AllAfrica | 15-May-2013 21:57
Migration Has Bright Spots for Girls, Female Teens
Sex trafficking, exploitative labor and homelessness are well-known dangers for girls and female teens who migrate from rural to urban areas.
Topix.net | 15-May-2013 19:27
Phase 2 of HSS Grant in Ethiopia Will Focus On Strengthening the Health Workforce
[GFO]In the second phase of a Round 9 health systems strengthening (HSS) grant to Ethiopia, the emphasis will be on strengthening the health workforce, with a considerable focus on training.
AllAfrica | 15-May-2013 16:27
Major Mamo Lema: the Achilles' heel of the "Riotous 15"
The communion of EOTC in London is abuzz with the open secret that Police have questioned cabbie-cum-Ethiopian-opposition-party-activist, Major Mamo Lema, following a court appearance in Addis Ababa last week of Major Mamo Lema's alleged accomplice, Ato Abebe Wendimagn, both British citizens from London.
Topix.net | 15-May-2013 15:13
Court Hears Grand Corruption Case
The top officials and their accomplices apprehended by police for alleged grand corruption case including Melaku Fenta, Director General of Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority were in the Federal High Court Second Bench on Monday 13, May 2013.
AllAfrica | 15-May-2013 13:17
Ethiopia: First Court Appearance for Suspected Gov't Officials and Businessmen
[Addis Fortune]The Second Criminal Bench of the Federal High Court has adjourned the hearing of detained businessmen and top level officials from the Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority (ERCA), including director general Melaku Fenta, until tomorrow afternoon, May 14, 2012.
AllAfrica | 15-May-2013 11:56
Court grants 14 days for investigation in Melaku Fenta et al ...
The second criminal bench of the Federal High Court has denied bail to Minister Melaku Fenta, Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority Director General, his deputy Gebrewahid Woldegiorgis and 17 others accused of corruption in two separate cases.
Topix.net | 15-May-2013 11:08
Remembering the Past and Present, Planning for the Future: Is there a ...
On May 24, 1991 citizens of the East African country of Eritrea celebrated their long-awaited independence following a victory over the unjust occupation of their land by neighboring Ethiopia.
Topix.net | 15-May-2013 06:59
Authority allots 6 million birr to watch, conserve heritages - Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:05
Ethiopian Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage said it has allotted 6 million birr to watch and conserve the heritages of the country.
Topix.net | 15-May-2013 02:50
Kenyan private equity firm buys into Ethiopian food firm
Kenya-based private equity firm Catalyst said it had acquired a 50 percent stake in Ethiopian food and drink maker Yes Brands to tap into the Horn of Africa nation's large population and fast economic growth.
Topix.net | 14-May-2013 22:40
Ethiopian government minister, businessmen to face corruption charges after 2-year probe
Angelina Jolie has just revealed that she underwent a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of developing breast cancer.
Topix.net | 14-May-2013 18:31
Ethiopian gov't minister, businessmen arrested
The Defense Department is poised to trim the number of civilian furlough days from 14 to 11 or fewer as it tries to find ways to deal with mandatory spending cuts, and is likely to let the military services expand... The Defense Department is poised to trim the number of civilian furlough days from 14 to 11 and will allow the military to exempt ... (more)
Topix.net | 14-May-2013 17:30
Here, Eat This: A Beginner's Guide to Ethiopian Cuisine
People unfamiliar with African cuisines often tend to lump them all in together: East African, West African, North African...what's the difference? We don't lump German and Italian food together simply because they share a border, however, nor do we regard Indian and Chinese as the same because they share a continent.
Topix.net | 14-May-2013 15:30
[Addis Fortune]My latest holiday shopping took me to one of the largest supermarkets of Addis Abeba, located on Africa Avenue. The place was lit with the radiance from the numerous bulbs fixed on every possible free space of the roof and the walls.
AllAfrica | 14-May-2013 13:20
Needle Me This
[Addis Fortune]The fashion driven need for resizing new clothes has opened up the chance for Tewodros, to run his own company within five years.
AllAfrica | 14-May-2013 13:18
[Addis Fortune]The 10th edition of the Global Monitoring Report (GMR) was launched on Tuesday May 7, 2013 at the Addis Abeba University's Faculty of Business and Economics. The report was produced jointly by the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). This is the annual report card on the developing world's progress towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDG).
AllAfrica | 14-May-2013 13:15
Opposition Parties - Right? Left? Center?
[Addis Fortune]In one of the televised debates in the run-up to the national election in 2005, Bereket Simon, the-then Minister of Information (MoI) and now head of the Government Communications Affairs Office (GCAO) with a ministerial portfolio, cornered opposition politicians by asking them whether they would concede that the downfall of the Dergue regime was a necessary and positive achievement. They had to resort to all sorts of arguments to avoid a bold response in the affirmative or negative.
AllAfrica | 14-May-2013 13:13
Ethiopia: All Banks Must Report Suspected Fraud in Five Days
[Addis Fortune]The National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) will soon start requiring all banks operating in Ethiopia to report actual or attempted fraud to them within five days.
AllAfrica | 14-May-2013 12:41
Great Effort but Little Reward
[Addis Fortune]In March 2010, 44 year old Muder Kemal, the father of two, banded together with seven of his friends and formed an enterprise. They named it Selam Leather Enterprise.
AllAfrica | 14-May-2013 12:39
Ethiopia: CBEs VP Leaves to Commodities Exchange
[Addis Fortune]Belay had been with the CBE for 13 years, starting out as a clerk three years after graduating from Addis Abeba University. He got his Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Birmingham, with a specialty in Finance & International Banking. When Bekalu Zeleke became the bank's president in 2008, Belay became advisor to the president, becoming director of planning the following year. He was later appointed to the position of vice president in November 2010 with a salary of 12,00
AllAfrica | 14-May-2013 12:38
Ethiopian to Commence Flights to Seoul
[Addis Fortune]Ethiopian Airlines announced last week it's plans to commence four weekly flights to Seoul, South Korea, the fourth largest metropolitan economy in the world, starting June 18, 2013.
AllAfrica | 14-May-2013 12:25
Sri Sai Ordered to Stop Long Distance Registrations
[Addis Fortune]The seven storey main campus building of Siri Sai College located off Bob Marley Square on the Ring Road in Gergi.
AllAfrica | 14-May-2013 12:23
I Would Have Not Liked to Be Associated With It.
[Addis Fortune]Tedros Adhanom (PhD), minister of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), said this while explaining about a possible measure he would have taken had EPRDF been intentionally targeting and displacing Amharic-speaking communities, as it is being claimed by some interest groups. Targeting specific communities is not in the behaviour of the EPRDF, in which he is a member of the executive council, Tedros told Hager Fikir Radio, a United States based public radio program, in an exclusive interview in the sideline of his recent
AllAfrica | 14-May-2013 12:23
A World Without GDP Is No Better
[Addis Fortune]Even in good financial times, development aid budgets are hardly overflowing. Government leaders and donors must make hard decisions about where to focus their limited resources.
AllAfrica | 14-May-2013 12:21
Ethiopia: DFID Fail to Act on Human Rights Violations
[ThinkAfricaPress]The Ethiopian government may be guilty of atrocities against indigenous peoples as it completes construction of the Gibe III dam. UK aid-agency DFID has failed to exert its influence and protect the rights of these minorities.
AllAfrica | 14-May-2013 12:20
EEPCO to Pay Compensation for Hawassa Power Surges
[Addis Fortune]The Hawassa branch of the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) is to pay compensation to close to 300 households and a private company, Awassa Greenwood Plc, for damages related to sudden power surges, two weeks ago.
AllAfrica | 14-May-2013 12:20
Govt Must Display Sufficient Political Commitment to Standardise Its Books
[Addis Fortune]Keeping government within limits is certainly a tough task. As the powerhouse of public resources and power thereof, government is one of the most authoritative poles of a given political-economic system. So much as its limits expand continuously, overseeing it to live within its boundaries, delineated with the laws of the land, is certainly a very challenging endeavour.
AllAfrica | 14-May-2013 12:19
Ethiopia: Insensible Banks Drive Money Scarcer
[Addis Fortune]The compelling directive of the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) that requires private commercial banks to set aside 27pc of their new disbursements for bill purchase has brought a big blow to their liquidity status. The commitment of the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE), the state-owned giant, to finance government projects has also brought forth, ever than before, unprecedented liquidity strain in the Bank. These two episodes mark frantic experiences of commercial banks to satiate their ever quenched thi
AllAfrica | 14-May-2013 12:18
Ethiopia: Addis Abeba a City of Obstructions
[Addis Fortune]Addis Abeba has become a city where ongoing construction projects, such as the light railway project depicted in the photographs, have become obstructions for the free mobility of people.
AllAfrica | 14-May-2013 12:13
Run At Meskel Square!
[Addis Fortune]Meskel Square once again swarms with athlete hopefuls in-training after the partitions blocking off the traditional training area was removed. The partitions were placed to lay water pipes in preparation for the instalment of the Light Railway that is being constructed by the China Railway Engineering Corporation (CREC). The runners and other athletes have been using Meskel Square as a training ground since the time that it was built to its current stage by the Dergue. With an increase their numbers there
AllAfrica | 14-May-2013 12:12
Ethiopia: UK to Assist Ethiopia in Tax Collection
[Addis Fortune]A new tax capacity building programme funded by the UK's Department for International Development (DfID) is planning to work with the Ethiopian government to put in place a more effective tax administration system. The Tanzanian government will also benefit from the programme.
AllAfrica | 14-May-2013 12:08
Ethiopia: Making Them Like They Used to
[Addis Fortune]Though the Ethiopian Standard Agency has set a mandatory national standard for about 221 basic food commodities, consumers still claim that the quality and the quantity of the standardized products are not being monitored.
AllAfrica | 14-May-2013 12:07
Ethiopia: When China Lumbers, Africa Ascends
[Addis Fortune]Which is more probable: Africa becomes a virtual international province of China, the main source of its sub-soil assets, and the major component of China's strategy for its own domestic stability; or China becomes a way African nations upgrade their economies and integrate into the global value chain for manufacturing. The answer lies in the demographics of China, and what African nations decide to do next.
AllAfrica | 14-May-2013 12:06
Ethiopia: Pasta Factory Accused of Safety Lapses, Failure to Pay Workers
Kokeb Flour & Pasta Factory, accused by Kokeb's labour union of paying a lower salary than it had agreed to as well as not providing safety gear and clothes, has been ordered by the City Government of Addis Abeba Labour Relations Board, to submit its defense on May 14, 2013.
Topix.net | 14-May-2013 11:31