Sister’s death spurs Ethiopian activist to fight female cutting

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When Bogaletch Gebre returned to Ethiopia after 15 years in the United States, her goal was to save just one girl from the horror of female genital mutilation – a ritual that had killed her sister and nearly claimed her own life. But the former scientist and marathon runner has […]

Ex-Im Bank Authorizes $130 Million To Finance Export of U.S.-Manufactured Aircraft and Engines to Ethiopian Airlines

Press Release The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has authorized nearly $130 million in financing to support the export of Boeing long-range aircraft and installed GE-90 engines to Ethiopian Airlines. The transaction will support an estimated 700 American jobs in the aircraft and aircraft-engine manufacturing industry. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PRWEB)- The Export-Import Bank […]

IAAF Diamond League: Mo Farah spoils the day for Ethiopia

Birmingham, UK – Mo Farah of Great Britain spoiled the day for Ethiopians athletes here today when he won the IAAF Diamond League Sainsbury Grand Prix 5,000 m race in 13:14.24. Farah finished first ahead of Yenew Alamirew, Hagos Gebrhiwet and Ibrahim Jeilan of Ethiopia. Last week, Farah described this race as “the real thing”, […]

Walters Golf Announces Winter Stay & Play Package Options From Just $129

Walters Golf Stay & Play 3 Days, 2 Nights and 1 Round in Exciting Las Vegas Press Release Las Vegas, NV -Walters Golf just announced a limited-time offer that will afford golfers the opportunity to experience 3 days, 2 nights and 1 championship round of golf in exciting Las Vegas. Guests will enjoy exquisite hotel accommodations at […]

How the Ark of the Covenant got to Ethiopia

According to the Bible, the Koran and several detailed Ethiopian texts, the Queen of Saba/Sheba, named Makeda, visited Solomon in Jerusalem in the 10th century B.C. They had previously exchanged letters full of questions and riddles. When she arrived, bringing gifts of gold, spices, precious stones and beautiful wood, Solomon was bewitched by her beauty. […]

French-Algerian Legend Alain Mimoun dies

The 1956 Olympic marathon champion Alain Mimoun passed away last night at the age of 92. Born in Algeria (1 January 1921), which was then a part of France, Mimoun was the eldest of seven children in a family of farmers. He served in the French army during the Second World War, and it was […]

Tirunesh Dibaba & Mohamed Aman victorious in Ostrava

Ostrava – Ethiopia’s reigning Olympic champion Tirunesh Dibaba set the year’s best time in the 10,000 metres, clocking 30min 26.67 sec , while compatriot and triple Olympic champion, Kenenisa Bekele, could only finish fourth in the 5,000 metres, overshadowed by another Ethiopian runners, 19-year-old Edris Muktar. In other races, Mohamed Aman (Ethiopia) won in the 800m […]

Ethiopia telecom to remain a state monopoly

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia, whose country applied for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) accession in 2003, has opposed the liberalisation of the telecom sector. Mr Hailemariam has said the sector would remain a government monopoly, in order to generate revenue for a railway project. Speaking at the National Business […]

Ethiopian monastery in Jerusalem’s Old City

The Ethiopians have no property in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, only access rights; but they do have a little monastery nearby, known as Deir es-Sultan, that is worth a visit. Jerusalem speaks with many voices, and in a babble of tongues. Nowhere is this more in evidence than the Church of the Holy […]

Ethiopia’s long distance hero Haile Gebreselassie to receive AIPS Power of Sport Award

 By Roslyn Morris, AIPS Secretary General LAUSANNE– Known as the “smiling assassin” of running, Ethiopia’s Haile Gebreselassie, winner of two Olympic gold medals in 10,000 meters, (Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000), four-time World champion and owner of countless long distance records will be recognized with an AIPS Power of Sport Award in the Olympic City of […]
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