Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson

Evidence on Swedish journalists trial ‘faked’: Lawyer

More evidence presented against the two Swedish journalists on trial in Ethiopia has been faked, according to their defense lawyer, who said that his two clients didn’t know the guerrilla soldiers charged... Read more »

Slovakia Foreign Affairs Ministry questions Ethiopian response to ambassador’s detention

Though Ethiopia has replied to Slovakia’s diplomatic note sent in connection with the detaining and subsequent release of Slovak ambassador to Ethiopia, Milan Dubček, the Slovak Foreign Ministry finds the explanation inadequate,... Read more »

Ethiopia Ranked 108 of 110 on 2011 World Prosperity Index

The annual Legatum world prosperity index ranked Ethiopia at 108 from 110  countries. Norway topped this year ranking followed by Denmark and Australia . The Legatum Prosperity Index rank countries with  measures... Read more »
Genet Kidane died after falling from a footbridge over the city's ring road.

Man admits ring road killing of Eritrean woman

THE man accused over the death of a woman whose body was found below a footbridge over the Coventry ring road has admitted killing her. Yonas Beraki, 32, of no fixed address,... Read more »

Ethiopia : Witness says 2 Swedish journalists ‘supported’ rebel group

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A witness in a terror trial against two Swedish journalists arrested in Ethiopia told a court on Tuesday that the pair planned to “support” a rebel group.... Read more »

Moammar Gadhafi buried at secret site in Libya desert

Moammar Gadhafi, his son Moatassim and a top aide were buried at a secret unmarked location in the Libyan desert at dawn Tuesday with a simple Islamic burial ceremony, Libyan transition authorities... Read more »
Thanks to his win in Birmingham, England, Haile Gebrselassie is still a force to be reckoned with. Photo: Daily Mail

Haile Gebrselassie Wins Birmingham Half Marathon

Though he’s struggled lately, the former marathon-record holder isn’t finished yet. One thing was made clear last weekend in Birmingham, England: Ethiopia’s Haile Gebrselassie is still capable of pulling off a win.... Read more »

Ethiopia’s Hydroelectric Program – Boon or Folly?

Developing countries worldwide view the construction of power facilities as integral to their economic development to lift their populations out of poverty. Ethiopia has now embarked on massive hydroelectric schemes currently involving... Read more »

Swedish Journalists’ Terror Trial Opens in Ethiopia

It was standing room only Tuesday as a three-judge federal panel began hearing the case of Swedish journalists charged with terrorism by Ethiopian authorities after being arrested with members of an outlawed... Read more »