Sunday, February 28, 2010

The big mystery behind Ethiopian Airline Investigation

Officials of the Lebanese Civil Aviation Authority on the first day of the accident conducted an interview with an army officer who said he saw the plane explode into a ball of fire and plunge into the sea.
And when American and the French investigators came to Beirut the Lebanese officials are reported to have told them that they had this interview on record. But when later they were asked for the recording of the interview, they failed to provide it. The witness also could not be available. Read more.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Nation celebrates 1484th Birthday of Prophet Mohamed

At an event held here in ‘Anuar Mosque’ in connection with the day, Addis Ababa City Islamic Affairs Supreme Council President, Sheik Seid Gizaw said the faithful shall vow to follow the grand principles and lifestyle of Prophet Mohamed while celebrating Mawlid. Read more.

Friday, February 26, 2010

UNAMID held ceremony to receive Ethiopian choppers

The helicopters aim at enhancing the Mission’s ability to protect the civilian population and will also enable a swift and effective response to any developing emergency on the ground. UNAMID will now be able to reach many areas which had previously been inaccessible. Read more .

Ethiopia Plan to Boost Tea Output Causes Jitters

Many countries in the region are looking up to expanding their tea industries, but our immediate attention would be on Ethiopia because we share almost similar types of soil and climate and the quality of their tea is largely similar with ours," Tea Board of Kenya (TBK) managing director, Sicily Kariuki told Business Daily. Read more.

Sarkozy Visit Should Give the Genocidaires Sleepless Nights

Sarkozy, the first French leader to visit Rwanda since the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, visiting the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Centre, where hundreds of thousands of the Genocide victims are laid to rest, is an indication of the political will on the part of his government to make amends with Rwandans. Read more.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

American lawyers begin Ethiopian Airlines lawsuit

“It is extremely important to the victims we represent that all responsible parties are brought to justice without exceptions,” the attorney by the name of Ribbeck said. “We must find the causes of the crash and demand that the problems be resolved to avoid future disasters.” Read more

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ethiopian Airlines CEO warns Lebanon

"If you look at people who give out this information, these are people who are not part of the i nvestigation," said Girma Wake. "So they are politicians. And what would that tell you. I don't want to guess why they do this, but I can see the sensitivity of the issue in Lebanon, so to calm down people they may say things, but is this the right track to follow. I don't think that is the right way to go."
There had been widespread reports at the time of the crash that the Boeing jetliner had exploded in mid-air, and had been seen falling into the sea in pieces. Wake suggested the comments by Lebanese ministers may have been an attempt to pre-empt speculation about terrorism. Read more

Israel accused of dooming Ethiopian baby boom

For nearly four years, Racheli Mangoli has been running a youth center in one of Israel's poorer communities. Forty-five Ethiopian families live here, but throughout that entire time, only one Ethiopian baby has been born in this neighborhood, and that has alarmed Racheli. Read more.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Young amputee returns to Ethiopia armed for independence

Abayneh lost his arms three years ago in a train accident, and afterward his mother was unable to work outside the home because she had to do everything for him — from helping him bathe to feeding him, said Deanne Gillock, one of the missionaries who found him in Ethiopia. Abayneh was unable to go to school because there were no programs for disabled students. Read the amazing story.

Ethiopian Airlines says all crash bodies recovered

The Boeing 737-800 crashed minutes after taking off from Beirut en route to Addis Ababa in stormy weather on January 25.
"All bodies of the victims from ET-409 accident have now been recovered and identified," the airline said in a statement. "Arrangement is being made to repatriate bodies of the Ethiopian and other nationals to their countries."
A source familiar with the investigation into the accident told Reuters earlier this month that the team had concluded pilot error was to blame. Lebanese media outlets echoed that report on Monday. The Boeing 737-800 crashed minutes after taking off from Beirut en route to Addis Ababa in stormy weather on January 25. Read more

Monday, February 22, 2010

Voters Spirit

Nigist Alemu (left) has registered 150 more voters than the 600 projected to be eligible in Bole Lemi area. Farmers such as (from left) Zenebech Tessema, Tesfaye Tamiru, and Bekele Jiru were all registered to vote early during the start of the registration process. However, they have as yet to be enlightened about the agenda of the candidates for whom they are to vote into office in their respective areas. The platform that the candidates run from as well as policies of the political parties remain unknown to these registered voters. Read more

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Al Jazera grilled Afwerki

Al Jazera confronted him (president Esayaes) with the allegations about Eretria’s ties with Iran , Hamas, Al sahbab, in Somalia , rebel groups in Sudan and Houthis in Yemen. Asked about Eretria’s relation with Ethiopia today he said: his border issue war was senseless conflict instigated by the United States not by him. Watch the following interview

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Mamadou Tandja and Niger

His big mistake was to push through an amendment to the constitution, making him president for life. "We saw the coup coming," said Sebastian Spio-Garbrah of Eurasia group. "Tandja had pissed off everybody in the way he had been carrying on. Read more

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Ukraine supplying weapons to Darfur rebels through Eritrea: report

A Ukrainian weapons company has been shipping arms to rebels fighting in Sudan’s Western region of Darfur, according to a Russian newspaper. The report if true would be a violation to UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution 1556 and 1591 adopted in 2004 and 2005 respectively which prohibited the sale or supply of arms and military equipment to all warring parties in Darfur .
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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Ethiopia Invites EU to send observers

The Ethiopian government has invited the European Union to send an observation mission for the upcoming national elections.

Ambassador Dino Sinigallia, head of the EU delegation to Ethiopia, told The Reporter that the Ethiopian government had invited the EU to carry out preparatory measures for a full-fledged European Observation Mission (EOM). Ambassador Sinigallia said a technical mission will be visiting Ethiopia in mid-February to evaluate the condition for a possible mission during the next Elections. Read more

Thursday, February 4, 2010

AU staff want new chair person to adress worker''s walfare

BLANTYRE — Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika Thursday said his election as the head of the African Union would not spell riches for the poor southern African nation. "There won't be any chunk of money flowing into the country because we have assumed the chairmanship of the AU," said Mutharika, who on Sunday took over the presidency of the continental body from Libyan strongman Moamer Kadhafi. Click here for more inforamation

Ethiopian-flagged vessel thwarts pirate attack

An Ethiopian-flagged vessel fought off a pirate attack in the Gulf of Aden earlier this week, the multi-national anti-piracy task force said Thursday.Click here for more inforamation.