"Dawn. And as the sun breaks through the piercing chill of night on the plain outside Korem it lights up a biblical famine, now, in the 20th century. This place, say workers here, is the closest thing to hell on earth."
Dec 3, 2013
D.C.'s U Street has long been a proud home for America's classical music, dating back to the days of Duke Ellington when the neighborhood featured one of the nation's most vibrant and productive jazz scenes.
A consortium led by PowerGrid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) has decided to postpone taking over the management of Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) to end-December or early January.
Nov 29, 2013
Ethiopia's state-run telecom firm Ethio Telecom said on Nov. 28 that Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei Technologies will introduce high-speed 4G network in the capital, Addis Ababa.
Nov 28, 2013
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's state-run Ethio Telecom said on Thursday it had picked Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world's second largest telecom equipment maker, to roll out a high-speed 4G network across the capital Addis Ababa.
ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopia has flown home over 50,000 citizens from Saudi Arabia after a crackdown against illegal immigrants in the oil-rich state, the foreign ministry said Wednesday.
Boeing engineers repairing the Ethiopian Airlines 787-8 stranded at London Heathrow Airport for five months since it was badly damaged by an emergency beacon fire have replaced a large section of the upper fuselage structure and refitted the tail unit as part of efforts to return the aircraft to service early next year.
Nov 23, 2013
Kaldi's Coffee owner Tsega Hailemariam says his new caffeine emporium in Silver Spring is the first on the East Coast to employ the Steampunk brewing system. Perhaps that means nothing to you. Until Tuesday, it meant nothing to me, and I love cutting-edge brewing equipment as much as the next coffee geek who bores his friends (and spouse) with protracted conversations about steep times, bloom stages and the perfect water temperature.
A Carleton University student suspended from his studies after being charged with murder is now being offered the chance to continue his business degree online, according to his lawyer.
For years, Etenesh Abebe dreamed of opening a restaurant to serve the dishes she perfected in her native Ethiopia. Several spots were available near her Fishers home over the years, but with four children to raise, the timing never seemed right.
When the government of Ethiopia finishes building the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in 2017 or 2018, it will not only have built the largest hydroelectric power-generation plant in Africa, but also stirred up tensions among African nations, and indelibly altered a river that itself has guided millennia of human history in the region.
Nov 22, 2013
Tata Beset Mesfin, 43, suffered a choking fit and brain damage when her airways were blocked for nine minutes on December 18 last year. She died the next day from organ failure.
Dosha - Thousands of women in Ethiopia have joined a Health Development Army to turn the time-honored cultural practice of drinking coffee together into an opportunity to spread the word about better health practices in their rural communities. The army is made up of small groups of volunteers who gather in traditional coffee ceremonies to encourage behavior change among women and their neighborhoods.
As part of the MoU, the parties agreed that the Ethiopian government will provide Namibia with health professionals, experts and health-related tutors as well as to continue providing scholarships for an agreed number of Namibian students to Ethiopia.
Ethiopia is a definite success story in expert opinion about post-cold war Africa. The civil strife that wreaked havoc and made headlines in the 1980s has disappeared. Investments in roads, health, education, and water have improved the daily life of millions.
Nov 21, 2013
Addis Ababa - In early November, Ethiopia's state broadcaster, ETV, warned the public of attacks by the Somali Islamist militants al-Shabaab. The message was a joint statement by the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) and the federal police:
NAIROBI, Kenya - In Paul Salopek's first year of his trek across the globe, the reporter walked alongside his camels for days in Ethiopia without seeing glass or bricks or any other signs of modern humanity, ate a hamburger on a U.S. military base and was shadowed by minders in the Saudi desert. He has only 20,000 miles (32,000 kilometers) to go.