Fikru finding his feet in India

Fikru Teferra Lemessa Former SuperSport United and University of Pretoria striker Fikru Teferra Lemessa has seemingly found his feet in India. The Ethiopian attacker has netted two goals in his first three games for Atletico De Kolkata in the 2014/2015 Hero India Super League. He struck in the team’s 3-0 win over Mumbai City FC and the 2-0 victory […]

Mulu Seboka wins Toronto Marathon

Mulu Seboka Kenya’s Laban Korir and Ethiopia’s Mulu Seboka triumphed despite frigid temperatures and a headwind at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, winning at the IAAF Silver Label Road Race in 2:08:15 and 2:23:15 respectively on Sunday. Korir chased down the race leaders in the final three kilometres to win the $20,000 first  prize with Tariku Jufar […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ethiopia’s Tilahun Regassa wins 2014 Eindhoven Marathon in 2:06.21

Tilahun Regassa Eindhoven Marathon Tilahun Regassa is starting to amass a more-than-respectable marathon record after winning the 2014 De Lage Landen Marathon Eindhoven in 2:06:21 today. The victory took his tally to two out of his four outings over the classic distance, both his victories coming on Dutch roads having also won the 2013 Rotterdam Marathon. The Ethiopian made […]

Bekele, Kipchoge set for Chicago showdown

Bekele Chicago Marathon Ethiopia‘s three-time Olympic gold medallist Kenenisa Bekele will take on a formidable Kenyan challenge spearheaded by Eliud Kipchoge in Sunday’s Chicago Marathon, with a course record in their sights. Kenyan Dennis Kimetto set the Chicago Marathon record of 2hrs 03.45sec in winning last year, but he won’t be back to defend his title after a […]

Safeway, Mulmul join Total’s Café Bonjour shop

Cafe Bonjour Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Total Ethiopia inaugurated the first Café Bonjour in collaboration with Safeway Supermarket and Mulmul Bakery introducing the French concept, Happy Sud. This concept will be a new trend in the city’s retail industry. “The partnership with the two important brands in the retail business in Ethiopia will promote standards and global […]

$25M gift to U-M will help Third World moms, babies

Dr. Senait Assefa (Photo: A. Thomason/U-M Photography ) Robin Erb, Detroit Free Press Medical Writer An anonymous donor has given the University of Michigan $25 million to bring reproductive health medicine to remote areas in Africa. With the funds, a new center at U-M’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology will create a center for reproductive health training, which in turn will boost the […]

Carlson Rezidor announces first Radisson Blu hotels in Uganda & Ghana and further strengthens leading position in Africa

Radisson Blu Hotel, Kampala (Photo: Press Release Carlson Rezidor, one of the largest and most dynamic hotel groups worldwide, extends their African network and adds two new countries to their growing portfolio: Uganda and Ghana. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Kampala – Carlson Rezidor’s first property in Uganda – will feature 195 keys. It will be located in Kampala’s prime business district […]

Haile Gebrselassie quits Great Scottish Run in Glasgow

Haile Gebrselassie Haile Gebrselassie (Ethiopia) quit the defence of his Great Scottish Run title 19 minutes into the half-marathon race in Glasgow. The former world and Olympic 10,000m champion, 41, was having problems with his breathing when he stopped. South Africa’s Stephen Mokoka went on to win the men’s race in a time of one hour, one minute […]
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