Egypt Better Off Settling Water Spat With Ethiopia Led Nile Basin Negotiations

Negotiations between the ten countries of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), April 13 in Sharm Al-Sheikh, hit the wall over Cairo’s refusal to give its stamp of approval to a new Nile... Read more »

Ethiopia: Information Without Interference

By Alemayehu G. Mariam “Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets,” fretted Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France, as he summed up the informative powers of an independent... Read more »
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Youtube Start Renting Movies Quietly

Amid the news Hulu would begin offering a premium service at about ten bucks a month, YouTube quietly opened up its own paid video rental service.  ReadWriteWeb blog spotted this earlier today.... Read more »

UNESCO appoints Ethiopian Getachew Engida as Deputy Director-General

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova today informed the members of UNESCO’s Executive Board of her choice of senior management team. Ms Bokova, whose mandate began on 15 November last year, said that she... Read more »

Ethiopia’s Tsegaye Kebede wins London marathon 2010 men’s race

The 2010 London Marathon has crowned Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia and Liliya Shobukhova of Russia, as the winners in the male and female categories respectively, of this year’s London Marathon in UK... Read more »

Ethiopia: Explosion In Mekele Kills At Least Five

MAKELLE, Ethiopia (Reuters) – An explosion at a cafe in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray killed five people Saturday and wounded 20 others, officials said, blaming the attack on neighboring Eritrea. “This... Read more »

Family apologizes after his Ethiopian adopted childrens sexual abuse arrest

Heber City » Minutes after a judge ordered 68-year-old Village of Hope co-founder Lon Harvey Kennard held without bail on charges that he sexually abused two of his adopted daughters Wednesday, his... Read more »

Haile Resort and Awassa Admin. to Rebuilt Airfield

By Hayal Alemayehu & Tewodros Kebkab Hawassa’s nearly abandoned airfield is getting a facelift with Haile Resort, the recently inaugurated low-rise resort-style hotel, and the town’s administration collaborating to overhaul it to... Read more »

South Park Comedy Censors Islamic Jokes Because of Murder Threat

Free speech advocates in America are criticizing a television network for censoring a comedy that made fun of Islam’s prophet Muhammad. The show was altered after a blogger warned that its producers... Read more »

Ethiopian jazz veteran Mulatu Astatke inspires new generation of Ethio-jazz bands

Mulatu Astatke created the brand new sound of Ethio-jazz in the late 60s and he’s still innovating today, working with young funk-groove bands, modernising traditional instruments, ensuring Ethio-jazz lives on. It’s not... Read more »