Addis Ababa University School of Law at 50

AAU Law School Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - In 1962, when I was working in my law school office at the University of Pennsylvania, the phone rang, and after a lot of operator chatter I was connected with the Imperial Palace in Addis Ababa. My Ethiopian caller identified himself as the newly appointed president of the newly created Haile Selassie […]

U.S. couple accused in death of adopted daughter from Ethiopia

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – A jury resumes deliberations Monday in the trial of a U.S. couple accused of homicide by abuse in the death of their 13-year-old daughter who was adopted from Ethiopia. Larry and Carri Williams also are charged with manslaughter in the death of Hana Williams in the backyard of the family home […]

Trial begins for couple accused of starving adopted daughter

Washington State-For Hana Williams, it was a troubled transition from Ethiopia to the promised land of America. She wet the bed, rebelled against her strict Christian parents and was more than they and their seven biological children could handle. Less than 3 years after setting foot in her new Seedro-Woolley home, Hana was dead. The […]

George Zimmerman found not guilty of Trayvon Martin murder

George Zimmerman, the Florida neighbourhood watchman who shot dead an unarmed black 17-year-old male last year, has been found not guilty. Lawyers for Mr Zimmerman, 29, argued he acted in self-defence and with justifiable use of deadly force in the death of Trayvon Martin. The jury retired on Friday to consider its verdict on charges […]

Ethiopian immigrant’s past revealed with 5 words: “I think I know you”

Denver, Colorado – Ethiopian suspected of atrocities in homeland will go to trial. For nearly 10 years, Habteab Berhe Temanu surrounded himself with fellow Ethiopian immigrants in the Denver area, sharing meals, swapping jokes and immersing himself in the ways of the old country. It took another immigrant, Kiflu Ketema, just five words to expose […]

Holland Car clients lobby for extradition of its founder

Tadesse Alemu Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Clients of the defunct car assembly plant based in Ethiopia, Holland Car, are pushing for the extradition of its founder and managing director, Tadesse Tessema (Eng.), to answer to government and the public about the bankruptcy of the car assembly plant. Sources close to the matter told The Reporter that many of […]

Case Against Real Estate Mogul Dismissed

Ermias Amelga Addis Ababa, Ethiopia- Ermias Amelga (left), Chief Executive Officer of Access Real Estate S.C., was released on Friday evening, February 15, 2013 after securing his bond. He was released after being held in custody at Kirkos District Police for one day on allegations of writing bad checks. The facts behind the case were related to a […]

Tesfaye Birru’s appeal rejected

Tesfaye Birru (Photo: Capital Ethiopia) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - The Federal Cassation Court decided not to hear the appeal of former Ethiopian Telecommunication Corporation Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tesfaye Birru on Monday, October 1, Capital learned.  The appeal was filed after the lower court ruled on two charges in connection to contract bid with Ericsson and a case involving broadband Internet. At […]

Prosecutors withdraw Criminal Charge against Haile Gebrselassie

Solomon Haile, University of Arkansas By Abdi Tsegaye Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Prosecutors at a federal lower court withdrew the criminal charge filed against Ethiopian track athlete, Haile Gebrselassie, on the grounds of wrongful accusation, terminating all other legal tussles Haile had with one of the tenants of Haile Building, owned and managed by Haile’s company; the case has now […]

Al Amoudi’s Midroc to challenge Ethiopian Trade Code

Midroc Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – MIDROC Ethiopia, an umbrella company administering over a dozen investments by the Ethiopian born Saudi billionaire , Sheik Mohammed Hussein Ali Al Amoudi, has established Derba Group of Companies (DG) at a cost of more than 71 billion birr. Though the Ethiopian Trade Code has no room for the establishment of a […]
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