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Ethiopia’s Abera Kuma To Race the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon

Ethiopia’s Abera Kuma Bound for Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon by Paul Gains. Ethiopia’s Abera Kuma just might be the most talented athlete to race the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon this year. Indeed, organizers of this IAAF Gold Label event are confident they have the man who can threaten the current cour


At Least 28 Hippos Found Dead in Ethiopia’s National Park; Cause of Deaths Unclear

The bodies of at least 28 hippopotamuses have been found in Ethiopia’s national park in the southwest of the country, local media reported Monday. The semi-aquatic mammals died in the Gibe Sheleko National Park, a part of the Gibe River, local broadcaster FANA said.


Mo Farah accused of another assault in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Runner Mo Farah has been accused of taking part in two separate physical altercations at a hotel in Ethiopia, as an extraordinary public feud between the four-time Olympic champion and retired distance-running great Haile Gebrselassie escalated on Thursday.


Study reveals massive ecological and economic impacts of woody weed invasion in Ethiopia

CABI scientists have revealed the massive ecological and economic impacts that the invasive alien tree Prosopis juliflora has had across the Afar Region of north eastern Ethiopia.


Mo Farah and Haile Gebrselassie row over alleged robbery in Ethiopia

(CNN) — Two Olympic track and field greats -- Mo Farah and Haile Gebrselassie -- have become embroiled in a spat after the Briton alleged he had been robbed during a stay in the Ethiopian Olympic gold medalist's hotel in Addis Ababa in March 2019.


Ireland’s potatoes save millions from famine and drought in Ethiopia

Irish potatoes are being praised for preventing another major humanitarian food crisis in one of the poorest and most remote parts of Ethiopia. The famed Irish spud is credited with a major drop in food shortages in the drought-prone northern highland regions of South Wollo according to Concern Worl


China cancels interest-free loans to Ethiopia

China has canceled all interest-free loans it had advanced to Ethiopia. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s office confirmed the decision on Wednesday. Analysts estimate that since 2000 Ethiopia has borrowed over $12bn from China – including funding for the Addis Ababa – Djibouti electric railway line linki


New data on Energy transition potential in Ethiopia

A new research on the integration of Variable Renewable Energy Sources (VRES) in the National Electric System of Ethiopia, developed by Enel Foundation and RES4Africa, shows that the country can accommodate up to 3.6 GW of wind capacity and as much as 5.3 GW of solar PV capacity by 2030.


Human remains littered site of Ethiopia crash one month after disaster, grieving relative claims

Human remains and personal belongings were still scattered across the site of the Ethiopian Airlines crash a month after it happened, a relative of one of the victims has claimed.


Ethiopia jails 3 German firm workers for illegal trade

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Will Abiy Ahmed usher in a new Ethiopia?

Dr Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia’s reforming Prime Minister, has stimulated outlandish optimism for Ethiopia’s future. However, the country is beset with ethnic tension, economic challenges and institutional corruption. The young PM hopes to bring lasting stability and democracy through social change, relaxi


Victim of Mo Farah’s Alleged Attack Says His Altercation with Farah Was “Minor” & That His Wife Was Not Struck

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Sisay Tsegaye, the victim of the alleged attack by Mo Farah that occurred during Farah’s winter training stint in Ethiopia, told LetsRun.com his altercation with the Briton was “minor” and that, contrary to what Haile Gebrselassie told The Guardian on Thursday, his wife was n


Milan, Italy to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for only €325 roundtrip

Cheap flights from Milan, Italy to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for only €325 roundtrip. Allow the search to complete, then click an OTA to view the advertised price. Use Google Chrome to translate the booking site if needed:


Pioneer student taking mission trip to Guatemala, Ethiopia, Thailand this summer

Mission work has always been something Rachel Miller deeply loved — ever since she went on her first trip to Guatemala the summer before her freshman year of high school. Since that trip, she has returned twice to Central America and fallen deeper and deeper in love with missions — and now she will


When Motown Records President Ethiopia Habtemariam First Became A 'Belieber'

The industry maven reflects on a 2010 conference call serenade from then-16-year-old Justin Bieber, which led her to sign the fresh talent to Universal Music Publishing Group. As one of the most powerful black women at music labels today, Motown Records president Ethiopia Habtemariam landed a Billbo


Building a Big Tent for Agricultural Transformation in Ethiopia

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been widely hailed for his promises to open political space, usher in economic liberalization, and remake the country’s poor record on human rights. However, to truly transform his country, Dr. Abiy must first transform agriculture, which is the nucleus of the


How the humble Irish potoato is breaking the cycle of dependence on emergency relief Ethiopia

Irish potatoes have prevented another major humanitarian food crisis in one of the poorest and most remote parts of Ethiopia, Concern Worldwide has said. The humble spud, introduced by the Irish aid agency into the country’s drought-prone northern highland regions of South Wollo in Amhara in 2007, i


Sending money back to Ethiopia

Remittances from Ethiopians abroad were estimated at almost $5bn in 2017, and most of it comes from the US, which has the biggest concentration of Ethiopians outside Ethiopia. According to the World Bank, the average cost of sending remittances to Ethiopia is far higher than the rest of the world at


FEATURE: Former Men’s Track and Field and Cross Country runner BuomKuoth Thot paints portrait for Ethiopia’s First Female President

GAMBRELLA, ETHIOPIA— Former Buffalo State track and field and cross country runner BuomKuoth Thot (who went by Bumkoth Jiak while at Buffalo State) was inspired by a photograph of President Sahle-Work Zewde to paint an 11-by-14 inch oil on canvas painting which took over a month to complete, Thot sa


Consorzio Cermac: Missions to Ethiopia and Zambia

Last week, Consorzio Cermac carried out missions in Ethiopia and Zambia. On Monday 8th April, the nine participants presented the technologies and products used in fields and during the post-harvesting period. The event was organized by the local ICE Agency directed by Simona Autuori.