Ethiopia?! Yes, Ethiopia. Right Now.

Blue Nile Falls Close your eyes for a second, and picture Ethiopia. What do you see? I bet you three bucks you’re wrong. I’m willing to wage such high stakes given all the people that scrunched up their faces and went “Really, why would you want to go there?” as if I had blurted out that I wanted to […]

Double Victory for Ethiopia despite heavy smog at the Beijing Marathon

Girmay Birhanu Ethiopia’s Girmay Birhanu and his compatriot Fatuma Sado took the honours at the 34th Beijing International Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, winning respectively in 2:10:42 and 2:30:03 on Sunday (19). Birhanu, as the fastest man in the field with a best of 2:05:49, fulfilled his role of favourite and won his first race […]

Tiki Gelana Heads 2014 Yokohama Women’s Marathon Field

Tiki Gelana The 6th Yokohama Women’s Marathon on 16 November, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, will have the London 2012 Olympic Games women’s marathon champion Tiki Gelana as their star attraction. The 26-year-old Ethiopian has not yet returned to the heights she scaled two years ago when she won the 2012 Rotterdam Marathon in what remains […]

The Travel Show: Ethiopia, a great new frontier in tourism

Lush Ethiopia Podcast: Ethiopia is easy to get to, with direct flights from London and Frankfurt. Next year, it will get even easier with a new Ethiopian Airlines route from Addis Ababa to Los Angeles making a stop in Dublin.

Star Alliance Members, Ethiopian and ANA, Launch Code-Share

Ethiopian India Press Release October 17, 2014-ANA, Japan’s leading airline group, and Ethiopian Airlines, the flag-carrier airline of Ethiopia, signed a code-share agreement. *Subject to relevant government approvals. From October 26, 2014, ANA passengers will be able to book connecting flights on Ethiopian Airlines between Addis Ababa and Bangkok, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Paris, London, Nairobi and Mombasa […]

Dennis Kimetto & Genzebe Dibaba in final IAAF World Athlete shortlist

The 2014 IAAF world Athlete of the Year Women's Finalists (Photo: Getty Images) New world marathon record holder, Dennis Kimetto’s  incredible year could have the glorious ending of being named the IAAF World Male Athlete of the Year after he made the shortlisted final three on Friday. He is up against French Pole vault sensation, Renaud Lavillenie and Qatari High jumper Mutaz Barshim. In the women’s World Athlete of […]

Marathon’s 2-hour mark can be breached soon enough: Haile Gebrselassie

Haile Greatest Long-distance running legend Haile Gebrselassie could not stop breaking the barriers during his illustrious career, boasting of 27 world records, 4 World Championships and 2 Olympic gold medals. At 41, the Ethiopian hero now juggles, quite effectively, a bustling business empire and an inherent desire to run and inspire. On October 19, the Adidas athlete […]

Ethiopia beat Mali in AFCON 2015 qualifier

Walias The ‘Walias’, Ethiopia’s national team, avenged their loss on Saturday at home to Mali with a surprise 3-2 win Wednesday night in Bamako. Walias defeated Mali playing the last 30 minutes with 10 men. Bakary Sako, who plays in the English Championship, gave the hosts the lead after 32 minutes but that was cancelled out just 4 […]

AFcon 2015: Ethiopia defeats Mali 3-2 in Bamako

Abebaw Butako Bamako, Mali – The Ethiopian national team “Walias” achieved a surprising result here today when they beat Mali 3-2 to avenge their 2-0 defeat in Addis Ababa on Saturday. It was Mali who scored first through Bakary Sako (32″), but the Walias responded with 2 quick goals of their own by Omed Oukri (36′) and Getaneh Kebede […]

Meet Fikru Teferra Lemessa, the Hero ISL’s first goalscorer

Fikru Teferra ISL Ethiopian striker Fikru Teferra Lemessa is the Hero ISL’s first-ever goalscorer! A deft chip over Mumbai City FC goalkeeper Subrata Paul, after teammate Luis García had played him through, ensured Lemessa’s place in footballing history. Here are some facts about the 28-year-old: Known for scoring wonder goals, with stunning strikes from distance, bicycle kicks, and […]
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