Monday , 16 January 2017

Former UN Officer, Ethiopian Scholar Dr. Getachew Tedla gives rare books, notes to AAU

16-1-2016 Dr. Getachew Tedla, former officer at the United Nations and an agricultural economist, has given over 100 rare books, and $100,000 worth coins and notes he collected from around the world to Addis Abeba University (AAU). 100 ሺ ዶላር የሚገመት የገንዘብ ኖቶችም ለግሰዋል ታዋቂው የእርሻ ምጣኔ ሀብት እና የገጠር ልማት ባለሙያ ዶ/ር ጌታቸው ተድላ በቀላሉ የማይገኙ ከ100 በላይ ጥንታዊ ... Read More »

Kenya Railways dismisses comparisons between SGR and Morocco, Ethiopia projects

By KENNEDY KANGETHE, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 16 – Kenya Railways Corporation (KR) has come to the defence of the construction of the Standard Gauge Railway following concerns over the cost compared to other railway projects in the continent. Kenya Railways Corporation (KR) Managing Director Atanus Maina said they are doing finishing works with test runs expected to start in January/FILE By ... Read More »

Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia to receive Honorary Doctorate from his former College in Finland

16-1-2017 The ceremonial Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn, is to receive Honorary Doctorate from his former university where he finished his MSc, Tampere University of Technology (TUT), in Finland. According to the information on the university’s website, TUT’s Academic Board has decided to invite 11 people to be conferred honorary doctorates at the spring 2017 ceremony. These include: Professor Weinong ... Read More »

United States to Lift Sudan Sanctions

By JEFFREY GETTLEMANJAN. 13, 2017 LONDON — After nearly 20 years of hostile relations, the American government plans to reverse its position on Sudan and lift trade sanctions, Obama administration officials said late Thursday. Sudan is one of the poorest, most isolated and most violent countries in Africa, and for years the United States has imposed punitive measures against it ... Read More »

World’s eight richest people have same wealth as poorest 50%

Editor’s Note: Reading this finding about the world’s 8 richest people reminded me of a report on Ethiopian media about an Ethiopia-Saudi billionaire Mohammad Ali Al-Amoudi, buying two villas for two Ethiopian artists worth 14 million birr or over $500,000.  Many appreciated the billionaire and even prayed for a day, he will do the same for each of them.  How ... Read More »

Lij Tirfe Manyahlehal’s (DJ Kin’s) Company Response After Our Last Article About Him ዲጄ ኪን ከፍልፍል ድንጋይ ቤተክርስትያን ሰርቷል

15-1-2017 A week ago we published this article about Ethiopia’s famous ex-Dj Kin, known as Lij Tirfe Manyahlehal. We had asked for anyone with the know about the ex-DJ to update us about his present state. We have an offical response from DJ Kin (Lij Tirfe’s) company, Aba Guben Bakery and Restaurant . The written response from his company reads that Lij ... Read More »

በሁለት ሌዝቢያኖች በማደጎ የተወሰደው የ6 አመቱ አቡሽ ጉዳይ የህግ ክርክር ፈጠረ The difficult case of 6 years old Ethiopian adopted in the US

By SHARON OTTERMAN Kelly Gunn is fighting for parenting rights for the boy adopted by her former partner, Circe Hamilton. “He wouldn’t have come into our lives without me,” Ms. Gunn said. CreditÁngel Franco/The New York Times The two women avoided each other’s gaze in the compact courtroom last week, separated by their lawyers, file boxes and three-inch binders filled ... Read More »