Part of the group of tourists attacked in Ethiopia's Afar region arrive at Addis Ababa airport on January 18 (AFP/File, Jenny Vaughan)

Ethiopia rebels say freed two German tourists

By Aaron Maasho (Reuters) – A rebel group in the Afar region of Ethiopia said on Tuesday it had released two German tourists held since January. The Afar Revolutionary Democratic Unit Front... Read more »
Haddis Tadesse

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Appoints Ethiopia Representative

SEATTLE — The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced the appointment of its first official representative in Ethiopia. Haddis Tadesse, who has worked as an external relations officer for the foundation... Read more »
Dejere Abera of Ethiopia (left) beats Kenyans Cosmas Kyeva (centre) and Julius Maisei at the finish line to win the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon on February 5, 2012

Ethiopian Athletes set new course records in Hong Kong

Hong Kong – (IAAF) Dereje Abera (men) and Misiker Mekonnen Demissie (women) of Ethiopia set new course records at the Hong Kong Marathon here today. Losing a Marathon by one second last year... Read more »

Ethiopian Christians to be deported from Saudi Arabia

Some 35 Ethiopian Christians face deportation from Saudi Arabia for “illicit mingling”, the global rights body Human Rights Watch (HRW) says. Police arrested the group – including 29 women – after raiding... Read more »
Tourists escaped from kidnapping

Ethiopia : Afar rebels blame government troops for tourists death

Rebels in a remote northern region of Ethiopia have blamed government forces for the deaths of five European tourists in a clash last week. The Afar Revolutionary Democratic Unity Front (ARDUF) said... Read more »
Fares al-Banna

Report: Reason for Ethiopian Airlines Crash was a Bomb. Jordanian Mossad Man Involved in Plane ‘Blast’

Authorities in Mauritania have exposed a major Israeli spy network comprising a member involved in the “bombing” of the Ethiopian plane which crashed into Lebanon’s territorial waters on January 25, 2010, a... Read more »
Ethiopian Airlines start new service to Muscat

Ethiopian Airlines Starts New Services to Muscat, Oman

Increasing its presence in the Middle East, Ethiopian will commence new nonstop flights from Addis Ababa to Muscat, the capital of Oman, on 27 December 2011. According to a press release sent... Read more »

How Ethiopia’s Adoption Industry Dupes Families and Bullies Activists

In 2008, a 38-year old Oklahoma nurse whom I’ll call Kelly adopted an eight-year old girl, “Mary,” from Ethiopia. It was the second adoption for Kelly, following one from Guatemala. She’d sought... Read more »
corruption in africa

Illegal Ethiopian Capital Flight Skyrocketed in 2009 to US$3.26 Billion [ Full Report ]

African Nation Lost US$11.7 Billion in Illegal Capital Flight from 2000 through 2009, Writes GFI Economist WASHINGTON, DC – Corruption, kickbacks and bribery are on the rise in Ethiopia, according to a... Read more »
A police officer speaks with a woman as emergency services investigate a west Auckland house fire

Woman burned to death in her house. Victim’s body to be sent to Ethiopia

The family of a recent immigrant who died in a blaze in Auckland on Wednesday will hold a memorial service next week before they send her body back to Ethiopia. Meme Tsige... Read more »