WORLD CUP 2014: The Highest Paid Player

By Nicolas Pinault | VOA News 27 June, 2014 Cote D’Ivoire’s Didier Drogba, who gained wide notoriety playing for Chelsea in the British Premier League, is the...

Stimulant khat banned as illegal class C drug in UK

Possessing khat, a plant used as a stimulant by Somali communities, has been made illegal in the UK. The ban comes after members of Cardiff's...

HOW NOT TO MAKE A MASTER PLAN (Addis Abeba City)

Ezana Haddis, Special to Addis Standard In mid-2012 the Addis Abeba City Administration (AACA) has organized a project office called “Addis Ababa City Planning Project...

Judge Who Sentenced Saddam Hussein To Death Has Been Executed By...

Back in 2006, after the second US invasion of Iraq culminated if not with the discovery of the WMDs (which were the pretext for...

2014 WORLD CUP GROUP PLAY UPDATE: Who’s in, who’s out

Two matches have been completed, and here's how they stand. At least I think this is how they stand.... Two teams advance to the...

Significance of Land in African Economics, Politics and Culture

By Michael D. Higgins Last September, speaking as chairperson of the African Union, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn1 told the UN General Assembly that “the 21st...

Ethiopian Designer Looks to Take Handbag, Local Fashion Business by Storm

Most countries in Africa haven’t been crowned fashion capitals just yet. Some regions, however, have taken many in the fashion industry by surprise. Companies...

Ethiopia ranks second poorest country in the world – Oxford University...

According to The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), published by Oxford University, Ethiopia ranks the second poorest country in the world just ahead of Niger. The study...

United States military aid for Ethiopia

FOREIGN RELATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES, 1952-1954. AFRICA AND SOUTH ASIA (IN TWO PARTS): VOLUME XI, PART 1 United States interest in the Federation of...

Ethiopian student designs advanced generation aerial robots

Doctoral candidate Abeje Yenehun Mersha designed novel human-in-the-loop control architectures for this new and advanced generation of aerial service robots. Mr. Mersha is affiliated...

JUDGE TELLS POLICE TO BRING CHARGES AGAINST ETHIOPIAN BLOGGERS, JOURNALISTS

Mahelt Fasil A judge at the Arada First Instance Court, First Bench, told the police this morning to finalize its investigations and bring charges against three independent journalists and...

The third volume of the Desta series was just published.

The third volume of the Desta series was just published. Readers will find the ever unfolding Ethiopian story to be as enchanting and mesmerizing...

Ethiopia’s Police State: The Silencing of Opponents, Journalists and Students Detained

By Paul O’Keeffe Global Research, June 11, 2014 Detention under spurious charges in Ethiopia is nothing new. With the second highest rate of imprisoned journalists in Africa...

Ethiopia’s 2014/2015 Budget Bill Sent to Standing Committee

By Alemayehu Bacha Sufian Ahmed, Minister for Finance and Economic Development presented Ethiopia’s 2014/2015 budget bill on Monday, June 9, 2014 to the House of Peoples’...

Building Free African Futures (Prof Mammo Muchie)

By Prof Mammo Muchie Projecting a future can provide agency to realise what is selected to be addressed or do the exact opposite. Instead of projecting...

Martin Schibbye’s acceptance speech on behalf of Eskinder Nega

Acceptance speech on behalf of Eskinder Nega, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, Torino, Italy, 9 June 2014. Ladies and gentlemen – members...

Ethiopia Shoots for the Stars and Galaxies as it Aims to...

By James Jeffrey ips news Solomon Belay, director of the Entoto Observatory and Research Centre, stands on the right-hand side of one of the observatory’s two...

EPRDF & its predators of its own making

Robele Ababya 07 June/2014 IntroductionEthiopia suffered as a victim of two major wars initiated by the aggressor Italy under the guise of bringing civilization to her...

Yemen’s human traffickers prey on Ethiopian migrants

By William Davison Image Credit: AP Ethiopian migrants wait to be evacuated at a departure centre in the western Yemeni town of Haradh, on the border...

Ethiopian Airlines to decide on $3 bn plane order by June...

02 June 2014 14 By Linda LarbieHits africabusinesscommunities.com Ethiopian Airlines will decide in June on whether to place an order for 30 narrow-body Airbus or...

Light at the end of the tunnel for the “Dark Continent”?

June 1, 2014 (Author’s note: This commentary appeared on  Pambazuka.org  on May 29, 2014 as part of a mid-century outlook on possible scenarios in Africa. I...
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