Monthly Archives: September 2009

Top 10: Sports Families

They say a family that plays together, stays together — and this list is exactly about that. It starts with a father and son playing catch in a backyard and ends up with two or three generations of kids following their roots into professional sports. Sometimes the athletic lineage directly derives from inherited genes and […]

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Ethiopian man in Florida sets his apartment on fire

TAMPA, FLORIDA – Terry Heddings awoke about 6 a.m. to the sounds of what he thought were children playing. But when he went outside his West Waters Avenue apartment, he saw flames and chaos. He tried alerting his neighbors and then tried moving his car out of the way of emergency vehicles. That’s when he […]

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Tribal junta vows to continue oil exploration amide rebel threat

(Sudan Tribune) — Despite Ogaden rebels repeated warnings against foreign oil exploration in Somali region, the Ethiopian Ministry of Mines and Energy vowed to continue the oil project. Two weeks ago the Ogaden National liberation Front (ONLF) threatened foreign oil firms to refrain from engaging in oil exploration in the region or face harsh consequences. […]

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In Contempt of. . . the Truth!

By Alemayehu G. Mariam In Contempt … Commenting recently on an International Crisis Group (ICG) study dealing with rising ethnic tensions and dissent in advance of the “May 2010” elections, Ethiopia’s arch dictator wisecracked, “This happens as some people have too many billions of dollars to spend and they feel that dictating how, particularly, the […]

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Interview with Two Ethiopian Religious Leaders from Asmara

Interview with Two Ethiopian Religious Leaders that defected to Asmara and more News. Watch Video below,

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Why do you do this to us Ato Meles?

By Yilma Bekele In the good old days it used to be the tradition of dictators to sit at home and never show their face in the capitals of the civilized world or in most parts of their own country. They respected the self-imposed isolation in the grand palace prison they constructed and did not […]

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Assistant to DC Council member Jim Graham arrested

Charges include free trip to Ethiopia By Del Quentin Wilber and Tim Craig | Washington Post The chief of staff to D.C. Council member Jim Graham was arrested on bribery charges Thursday, accused of taking trips and $1,500 in payoffs in exchange for pushing legislation that would reward some in the taxicab industry. Ted G. […]

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Australian citizen tortured in Ethiopia

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (Bartamaha) — A GOODWILL mission has turned into a nightmare for a Melbourne man who has been imprisoned and tortured in Ethiopia, according to his family. Sadiq Ahmed, 46, a food inspector from Heidelberg who is an Australian citizen, has been detained since May, his brother Abdalla said yesterday. The father of four […]

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Police disperses Ethiopian protest rally in Pittsburgh

Obama cannot protect Ethiopian’s right to stage protest rally even in his own country. Watch the video below:

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Ethiopia’s tyrant and wife fight in Pittsburgh

Ethiopia’s Bonnie and Clyde embarrass themselves on the red carpet: Next arrives Ethiopian President the butcher of Addis Ababa Meles Zenawi, who clearly did something in the car to anger his wife because she glares at him, Mr. Obama, Mrs. Obama, and anyone unfortunate enough to cross her line of vision. By Helene Cooper | […]

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ONLF Fighters Attack Woyanne Convoy

ONLF Fighters Attack Woyanne Convoy and other News. Watch below,

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Ethiopia may offer the world next great grain, Teff

By SCOTT CANON | Kansas City Star NICODEMUS — A new “it” grain is blooming in the fields of northwestern Kansas. Teff has a ready-made market of Ethiopian expatriates hungering for a taste of home with virtually no supply of the grain for their beloved injera bread. Teff packs more protein per pound than wheat. […]

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Ethiopia: University of Wisconsin and AAU launch joint project

By Amy Bahr | UW MADISON, WISCONSIN — The University of Wisconsin and Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia publicly launched their twinning project Wednesday, partnering to cooperatively confront the emergency medical services crisis in Ethiopia. The partnership is facilitated by the Twinning Center, an organization that helps create relationships between institutions, and aims to improve […]

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Can Countries Cut Carbon Emissions Without Hurting Economic Growth?

In the September 21st issue of the Wall Street Journal, the editors pose the following question: can countries cut carbon emissions without hurting economic growth? In his introductory essay, Michael Totty frames the issues as follows: “There’s little doubt: Cutting greenhouse gases will be costly. But that leads to two big questions. First, how costly? […]

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Savage Egypt police shoot another Ethiopian refugee

Egyptian border guards shot and wounded a refugee from Ethiopia as he tried to cross illegally into Israel, police said Saturday. The 20-year-old was trying to cross the border with a group of other migrants from several African countries when [the blood thirsty] border guards ordered them to stop. When the group failed to do […]

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Dutch agency stops adoption from Ethiopia pending investigation

(UAI News) — A large adoption agency in the Netherlands, Wereldkinderen, has temporarily stopped adoptions from Ethiopia as a result recent reports about abuse of the system by the government in Ethiopia and local adoption agencies. Research done by the adoption agency, shows that the information about the children on file does not match with […]

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Ethiopia: Many women's lives defined by the need to fetch water

By Don Cayo | The Vancouver Sun The theory is simple: If you provide easier access to water, the scarce and essential resource that demands so much of women’s time in a dry country like Ethiopia, you loosen the bonds of drudgery that hold them down. It doesn’t always work out quite that simply, or […]

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Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie wins Berlin Marathon for the 4th time

BERLIN (CBS Sports) — World-record holder Haile Gebrselassie has won the Berlin Marathon for the fourth straight time despite struggling in the last third of a race run in sunny, warm weather. The Ethiopian was on a pace to break his record for the first 18 miles on Sunday but slowed once his last pacemaker […]

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Ethiopians to represent Bahrain in Arab Athletics Championships

By PATRICK SALOMON | Gulf Daily News BAHRAIN have named an 18-member team to compete at the 16th Arab Athletics Championships, which is set to take place from October 6 to 9 in Damascus. The Bahrain Athletics Association (BAA) confirmed the squad last night after finalising the roster during a board meeting on Saturday. The […]

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Ethiopian book ignites scorn, outrage among Egyptologists

Egyptologists Debate Book’s Claims of Amara and Akele-Gezai Founding Ancient Gebts After the release of the new book, “Amarigna & Tigrigna Qal Hieroglyphs for Beginners,” Egyptologists at the HallofMaat.com Egyptology forum have begun debating the book’s revolutionary claims that ancient Amara and Akele-Gezai merchants founded ancient Gebts. The book, available on Amazon.com and at the […]

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Ethiopia: ONLF denied it is helping Somalia's Al Shaabab

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – An Ethiopian rebel group, Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), denied on Tuesday it is helping Islamist militants in neighbouring Somalia who are waging a violent rebellion against the country’s U.N.-backed government. Al Shaabab, the main rebel group that Washington says is al Qaeda’s proxy in Somalia, on Sunday seized control of […]

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Ethiopians in Ohio to confront Meles Zenawi in Pittsburgh

Ethiopians in Columbus, Ohio, are preparing to join Ethiopian brothers and sisters in Pittsburgh to confront Ethiopia’s brutal tyrant Meles Zenawi during the G-20 Summit this week. The G-20 Summit is scheduled to be held from September 24-25 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The organizers, March 4 Freedom, Democracy and Justice in Ethiopia, are calling on all […]

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What’s wrong with Ethiopia’s exchange

By Wondwossen Mezlekia The Economist magazine describes the Ethiopian government as “one of the most economically illiterate in the modern world.”i This portrayal, albeit contentious, is not without truth. But, the government’s recent meddling in the coffee trade has to do more with the government’s socialist-inspired economic policies than economics per se. As if to […]

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Three Pillars of a New Climate Pact

THE climate change summit at the United Nations on Tuesday, September 22nd,  is aimed to build momentum for the 15th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen in December, where nations will continue negotiations on a successor to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012.   Later this […]

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'Ethnic Federalism' Could Lead to Election Violence in Ethiopia

By Omer Redi ADDIS ABABA (IPS) – Criticised as system of dividing and ruling people according to their ethnic groups, Ethiopia’s federalism has become a bone of contention. A recent international report warns if this system, and the resultant lack of governance, continues the entire Horn of Africa could be destabilised. The report by the […]

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Ethiopia rebels denounce “silence” on violation of rights

Against the “silence” of the world and regional organizations that offer aid “without reacting to the suffering and human rights violations of the rights of local populations” the National front for the liberation of Ogaden (ONLF) has threatened to resume attacks against the facilities of international oil majors in the area. Although presumably they would […]

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Ethiopia's dictator is outraged at ethnic violence cliam

By Barry Malone ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s prime minister tribal junta leader has denounced a think-tank report that warned his country could descend into ethnic violence ahead of its first national election since a 2005 poll triggered deadly street clashes. In a study last week, the International Crisis Group (ICG) said there was a […]

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Ethiopia's Haile Gebreselassie eyes Olympic marathon gold in 2012

BERLIN (AFP) — Ethiopian world record holder Haile Gebreselassie said on Friday that he is aiming for Olympic gold in the marathon at the 2012 London Games. “I have two plans,” said the 36-year-old. “Breaking the world record is one thing and to win the Olympic title (in 2012). This is a very important thing […]

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Kenenisa Bekele vs. Usain Bolt: Who wins?

By Jimson Lee (SpeedEndurance.com) — Why on earth would Kenenisa Bekele and Usain Bolt race each other at 600 meters is beyond me.  If anything, it would help promote Bekele as he is not a household name as compared to Bolt, despite his amazing accomplishments.  If you don’t believe me, just go to your office […]

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Ethiopia: Possible epic battle Berlin between Haile and Duncan

BERLIN, GERMANY -Berlin Marathon will mark the start of a series of great races at the classic distance this autumn and it should open the season in style on Sunday, September 20. One of the prestigious World Marathon Majors (WMM) races the marathon in the German capital will see a highly anticipated duel: World record […]

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Ethiopian student in Virginia enters The White House as intern

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA (Fairfax County Times) — Anna Devine and Taylor Lavender, both of McLean, and Dabash Negash of Chantilly are interning at The White House this fall, according to a Sept. 4 press release. Dabash Negash is a native of Ethiopia. Overall, 112 college students were chosen to serve as interns. Devine is a student […]

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Ethiopian owned furniture business featured on Fox

BY MELANIE ALNWICK | FOX 5 ELKRIDGE, MARYLAND – It costs hundreds of dollars to stay just one night in a hotel room in the DC area. But you can bring home designer hotel furnishings at bargain prices, if you know where to shop. Upholstered sofas, executive desks, big gilded mirrors and fancy light fixtures, […]

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A Message from EPPF senior leader Shambel Zewde Ayalew

Interview with a senior leader of the Ethiopian People’s Patriotic Front (EPPF), Shambel Zewde Ayalew… and other news. Watch below:

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Ethiopian heroes honored in Washington DC

Special Report by the North America organizing Committee to honor Ethiopian Heroes WASHINGTON DC – On Sept 14, 2009, several hundred Ethiopians over packed the hall of Trinity Church located at 6000 Georgia Ave, NW, Washington, DC. They were anxiously awaiting the arrival of the 2009 honorees of the event, Brig General Tesfaye Habte Mariam […]

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World Bank gives $65 million more blood money to Ethiopia

EDITOR’S NOTE: The World Bank continues to fuel the brutal tribal junta’s machine of repression in Ethiopia by giving more money under the pretext of expanding tourism and agriculture. We all know that the money goes to pay the salaries of Meles Zenawi’s death squads. The following is a report by the Woyanne junta-controlled Ethiopian […]

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Video: Ethiopians in Washington DC honor 3 patriots

Ethiopian War Heroes honored in Washington DC, Committee announces plan to erect a monument in memory of the tens of thousands of the former armed forces who gave the ultimate in defense of Ethiopia’s unity Special Report by the North America organizing Committee to honor Ethiopian Heroes Washington D.C., Sept 14, 2009 Several hundred Ethiopians […]

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New photo of Ethiopian Princess Kemeria and Count de Lesseps

Ethiopian Review has obtained an exclusive photo of Ethiopian Princess Kemeria Abajobir and Count de Lesseps that was taken recently on the Count’s yacht. click photo to enlarge In April, EthioPlanet.com has reported that the Kemeria was identified as the cause for the divorce between the reality TV show star LuAnn from The Real Houswives […]

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Ethiopia's ruling junta lowers economic growth forecast

By Jason McLure (Bloomberg) — The rate of growth in Ethiopia was probably as low as 9.2 percent in the year to July 7 as electricity shortages closed factories, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said. The economy grew “somewhere between 9.2 percent and 10.2 percent” and will increase “at least as fast, if not faster,” in […]

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Human Rights Watch warns Britain about torture in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA (AFP) — Human Rights Watch on Thursday warned Britain against relying on Ethiopian guarantees that it will not torture suspects deported to the African country. The two countries signed an agreement in December allowing Ethiopia to obtain custody of its citizens detained in Britain after giving “diplomatic assurances” that they will not be […]

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Egypt defends its cold blood murder of Ethiopian migrants

By Daniel Williams | Bloomberg In the face of international human rights criticism of recent killings, Egypt’s Foreign Ministry said the deaths of Ethiopian and other African migrants trying to cross from the Sinai peninsula into Israel are justified for security reasons. Four migrants were killed trying to enter Israel July 9, bringing the death […]

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Angelina Jolie visits Ethiopia

(MarieClaire) – Angelina Jolie flew to Ethopia with adopted daughter Zahara as part of her latest UN Goodwill Ambassador tour to Africa, visiting the country for the first time since Zahara’s adoption. Brad and Angelina were on a goodwill mission in Kenya with their children when Angelina, her Ethiopian-born four-year-old and biological daughter Shiloh took […]

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Ethiopia: Holyfield vs Retta rescheduled

By Mark Vester | BoxingScene.com The charity bout between former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield and Sammy Retta has been rescheduled to October 30 in Ethiopia. The event was set for to take place in Addis Ababa on July 26 and then set to September 11 and then moved per the request of the Ethiopian government […]

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Too Good to be True?

Global climate change is a serious environmental threat, and sound public policies are needed to address it effectively and sensibly. There is now significant interest and activity within both the U.S. Administration and the U.S. Congress to develop a meaningful national climate policy in this country.  (If you’re interested, please see some of my previous […]

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Ethiopia’s Fly Away Children

By Andrew Geoghegan | ABC Since Angelina Jolie adopted her daughter Zahara in 2005, the number of Americans adopting Ethiopian children has quadrupled. A pop-media obsession with celebrities adopting children in Africa has resulted in a queue of adopting foreigners dealing with opportunistic adoption agents in operating in a regulatory vaccuum. In Ethiopia – and […]

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Interview with Ethiopian freedom fighters: video

News and interview with Ethiopian freedom fighters and other. Watch below:

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8 Ethiopia opposition parties form new alliance

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (ST) — Eight major Ethiopian opposition political parties, in an unexpected move, announced a new coalition on Thursday to challenge the ruling party, most expected to win, in the upcoming national election. The new coalition is announced two days after the ruling, Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) Tigrean […]

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Cowboys Stadium: Windows did not shut down succesfully

Over at the Cowboys Stadium, it looks like somebody didn’t shut down one of the Windows computers properly. On Saturday, the $1.15 billion Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas showed a Windows error message on one of its screens. First the screen went blank, then there was some ASCII text shown, and finally the screen stated […]

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Alonso 'surprised' by fix claim

Renault driver Fernando Alonso says he is”very surprised” by the race-fixing charge levelled at his team over last year’s Singapore Grand Prix. The team are accused of plotting with driver Nelson Piquet Jr to crash in the race to provoke a safety car period in order to aid Alonso’s path to victory. “I’m very surprised,” […]

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Most NFL teams hold the line on average ticket prices

Football fans in many cities will not have to dig as deep this year as 21 teams kept prices the same or reduced them, according to a study by a sports marketing firm. However, the average cost of NFL tickets overall actually rose 3.9 percent to $74.99 thanks largely to a pricey new home for […]

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Molson family nears completion of Canadiens deal

The Molson family is close to completing its takeover of the National Hockey League’s Montreal Canadiens for about $575 million, with most legal documents completed, financing lined up and closing expected in the next few weeks. The family said on Thursday that its acquisition partners include BCE Inc, Canada’s biggest telecom company; the Woodbridge Co […]

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Pow! Bob Barker Takes on a Wrestler

The former game show host gives a jab to WWE’s Chavo Guerrero. – ABC News

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V-Mart’s 3-run double helps Red Sox to 7-5 winV-Mart’s 3-run double helps Red Sox to 7-5 win

The Boston Red Sox wanted Victor Martinez(notes) because he could help them at first base, catcher and designated hitter. He’s turned out to be a pretty good pinch-hitter, too. Martinez came off the bench and hit a three-run double to break a seventh-inning tie, leading the Red Sox to a 7-5 victory over Baltimore on […]

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Accuser's lawyer wants list of Roethlisberger's sexual partners

A lawyer for a Nevada casino worker accusing Ben Roethlisberger of sexually assaulting her last year at a Lake Tahoe resort wants a list of every woman the Steelers quarterback has slept with and any who have claimed sexual misconduct on his part. Reno attorney Calvin Dunlap filed the request late Tuesday as part of […]

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Friday night lights honor vets, families on 9/11

Those famed Friday night lights will be shining for more than just high school football players this week. For the first time, the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks falls on a Friday — a night owned by prep football around the country. Some schools are going all out to remember those who […]

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Hansen surges to lead in Germany

Denmark’s Soren Hansen carded a seven-under par 65 to open up a one-shot lead after day one of the Mercedes-Benz Championship in Germany. England’s Chris Wood lies second, one ahead of David Drysdale, Ross Fisher, James Kingston and Scott Strange. Wood, whose round turned on a run of birdies from the 11th to 13th holes, […]

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A tour of Michael Jordan's corporate-heavy Hall of Fame exhibit

No joke, guys. Among the many mementos included in “Become Legendary: The Story of Michael Jordan,” there’s a Bugs Bunny sneaker. A big, black-and-gray “Air Bugs” kick (or was it “Hare Jordan?”), encased in Plexiglas and given prime real estate on a 40-foot-long timeline that traces MJ’s rise to immortality. Its inclusion in the “Become […]

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After saving Spurs, The Admiral sets sail for Hall

Long before Tim Duncan(notes), the four NBA championships in nine years and Tony & Eva, there was David Robinson. When he first swung by the San Antonio Spurs locker room to say hello, all he got were scowls. “Most people felt like, ‘Who is this guy who thinks he’s going to save our team?”’ Robinson […]

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Women's Euro 2009 final as it happened

1915: That’s that then. The women go the same way as the Under-21s – after giving us some real hope of a major trophy, the Germans clinically take it away. Thanks for caring, see you soon. England keeper Rachel Brown: “They were very clinical when they got the opportunity. We have come back from goals […]

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Ramos appointed CSKA Moscow coach

Former Tottenham and Real Madrid manager Juande Ramos has replaced Brazilian Zico as coach of Russian side CSKA Moscow. The Spaniard, 54, has been out of work since his contract at Real Madrid expired at the end of last season. “I love new challenges. We are looking forward to helping the team realise their potential […]

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Button must relax, warns Mansell

British Formula 1 legend Nigel Mansell has warned Brawn’s misfiring Jenson Button that he must “untighten himself” if he is to win the world championship. Mansell, who won the title in 1992, believes the championship leader needs to adjust his approach after scoring just 11 points in the last five races. “There’s obviously something going […]

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Ferguson defends young signings

Sir Alex Ferguson has defended Manchester United’s approach to signing young players like teenager Paul Pogba. United have been accused by French club Le Havre of offering the parents of 16-year-old Pogba £170,000 in cash and a house to move to Old Trafford. But United’s boss said: “We’ve behaved correctly with young players and their […]

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Capello to keep England grounded

England boss Fabio Capello is determined to keep his side’s “feet on the floor” after they qualified for the World Cup with a 100% record. England beat Croatia 5-1 to book their place in South Africa and make it eight wins from eight qualifying matches. “We are a good team, we are playing well, but […]

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Scots to consider Burley future

The Scottish FA wants to hear George Burley’s plans for the development of the national team before his future as manager is decided. Burley, who wants to stay on, will meet his employers next week having failed to reach the World Cup play-offs. “I feel that this a time for measured and considered reflection,” said […]

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Nadal and Gonzalez primed for the battle of the forehands

Rafael Nadal will come face-to-face with swashbuckling Chilean Fernando Gonzalez in a quarter-final contest at the U.S. Open on Friday which is likely to turn into a “battle of the forehands.” The Spaniard owns one of the most lethal forehands seen in tennis but Gonzalez has also been gifted with an equally thunderous delivery and […]

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Derek does it: Jeter tops Lou Gehrig for New York Yankees' hit record with No. 2,722

Derek Jeter bounded out of the dugout and peered up at the rain-soaked stands, surprised to see so many people on such a miserable night. The conditions were dreadful, sure. His record-setting swing was sublime. Jeter broke the New York Yankees’ hit record held by Lou Gehrig for more than seven decades when he singled […]

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Sanya Richards: America’s Most Dominant Athlete

We’re a country that has the collective attention span of Pacman Jones in da scrip club. So why we can’t sit still and appreciate Sanya Richards for the 49 seconds it takes her to make one lap around the track is a mystery to me. On a Friday when most Americans were planning an early […]

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England 5 Croatia 1: match report

From brolly to Bolly: what a difference a good manager makes. As Fabio Capello masterminded the destruction of Croatia, as the champagne corks popped and a jubilant Wembley let loose its delight at reaching the World Cup, the memory of Steve McClaren clutching his umbrella as Slaven Bilic’s side won here two years ago was […]

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Capello hails 'best' England win

Fabio Capello called England’s 5-1 win over Croatia the “best performance” under him as the squad qualified for the 2010 World Cup finals. England cantered to victory at Wembley thanks to goals from Frank Lampard (2), Steven Gerrard (2) and Wayne Rooney to keep up their 100% qualifying record. Coach Capello said: “I’m very happy. […]

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Australian jockeys strike over whip rules

Australian jockeys staged a mass nationwide walkout Thursday in protest at the introduction of new rules restricting the use of whips. Race meetings in four different states were canceled when leading jockeys refused to continue riding after the Australian Racing Board (ARB) rejected their plea to amend the new laws. The ARB introduced rules at […]

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Vijender assures India of first world boxing medal

Olympic medalist Vijender Kumar has assured India of its first men’s world championship boxing medal. The middleweight beat Sergiy Derevyanchenko of Ukraine 12:4 on points in Milan in the 75-kg category quarter-finals on Wednesday to guarantee at least a bronze. “It is indeed exhilarating to have had the honor of breaking two barriers consecutively for […]

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Bayern seal 25 million euro move for Arjen Robben

Under fire after a drab start to their Bundesliga campagn, the German giants break the bank for the Dutch winger. Bayern Munich, winless in their first three games of the season, have been fighting off crisis talk for a week, ever since they fell 2-1 to promoted side Mainz. On Friday, they let their checkbook […]

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Federer weathers Soderling storm to reach semis

Five-times champion Roger Federer weathered a mighty Swedish storm before beating 12th seed Robin Soderling 6-0 6-3 6-7 7-6 to reach the semi-finals of the U.S. Open Wednesday. Gusting winds and the magic of Federer threw Soderling off course in a first set that flashed by in just 25 minutes on an unseasonably cool night […]

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Iverson tweets he is Memphis-bound

Ten-times NBA All Star guard Allen Iverson, currently a free agent, said on Wednesday he was moving to the Memphis Grizzlies. “God chose Memphis as the place that I will continue my career,” Iverson, 34, wrote on his Twitter account, adding that he had met with Memphis officials and head coach Lionel Hollins. “I feel […]

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Drought stricken Ethiopia tries to get rid of eucalyptus tree

By Kristin Underwood | TreeHugger.com Today Ethiopia is classified as having over 70% severe desertification, according to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). While there are several reasons, one major one is thanks (or no thanks) to eucalyptus brought over from Australia. But, the folks over at the Entoto National Park project, want to see […]

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Ethiopia: The Ex et Getatchew Mekuria – La rencontre des antipodes

Mots clés : Getatchew Mekuria, The Ex, Musique, Pays-Bas (Hollande) (pays), Éthiopie (pays)Difficile d’imaginer une rencontre aussi singulière. The Ex, un groupe hollandais de free punk accompagnera ce soir et mercredi soir, à la Sala Rossa, le saxophoniste Getatchew Mekuria, une des icônes de l’éthio-jazz, cette formidable musique révélée depuis plus d’une décennie par la […]

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An extraordinary journey from Ethiopia to Israel

By ILLANAH RESPES | Jewish Community Voice

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Las Vegas Queen of Sheba features traditional Ethiopian food

By Corey Levitan LAS VEGAS (ReviewJournal.com) — Queen of Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant teaches you what your mother wouldn’t: How to eat with your fingers. Its place-settings feature no silverware — unless you ask. “If you are unfamiliar with the cuisine, we’ll show you how to eat it,” says Semeneh Meshesha, who purchased the restaurant with […]

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Ethiopian woman in Israel denied any formal status

By RUTH EGLASH | Jerusalem Post A non-Jewish Ethiopian woman, who was brought to Israel by force as a child and raped by her captor for more than a year, is being denied any formal residency status even though she has lived here for more than 16 years, The Jerusalem Post has learned. Aregash Gudina […]

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Californian helps women in Ethiopia start new lives

By Sabrina Rodriquez | BakersfieldNow.com BAKERSFIELD, CA — Sometimes it doesn’t take much to change someone’s life. Drussilla Rofkahr lives in Taft but says her heart is in Ethiopia, because the women there live a hard life. “No hope. Destitute,” is how Rofkahr describes the lives of many Ethiopian women. “(The women are) afraid, because […]

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WorldBank says Ethiopia’s atmosphere for business improved!

EDITOR’S NOTE: World Bank crooks must be chewing khat with Meles. ADDIS ABABA (Fortune) — A new report on ease of doing business around the world has been published by the World Bank and it shows that Ethiopia has improved its environment for doing business with the country moving up nine places on the index […]

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U.S. adoption agencies exploit Ethiopian children – documentary

This transcript is a record of the Radio National broadcast. – ABC.net TONY EASTLEY: In Australia, international adoptions are handled by the Government and are highly regulated, but that’s not the case elsewhere in the world. In the United States international adoptions are a big business, where a large number of private international adoption agencies […]

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Paranoia grips the ruling tribal junta in Ethiopia

By Kevin J. Kelley NAIROBI (The East African) — The government’s emphasis on ethnic identity could trigger a “violent eruption” in the run-up to Ethiopia’s scheduled elections in June, an international conflict-prevention group warned in a report last week. “Paranoia” on the part of the former guerrilla fighters who now lead the country is cited […]

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Ethiopia: African women parliamentarians condemn female genital mutilation

By Tezeta Tulloch Aregash Agegnehu, shown here with her daughter, is a former practitioner of female genital mutilation/cutting who has renounced it. [© UNICEF Ethiopia/2009/Zeleman] ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (UNICEF) — In a room filled with visiting dignitaries and members of the Ethiopian National Assembly, Tadeletch Shanko’s voice was whisper-quiet as she talked about the difficult […]

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Ethiopia's U.S.-backed tribal junta releases 9,600 political prisoners

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (Sudan Tribune) — While Ethiopians mark a new year of 2002, Ethiopia’s regional states of Oromiya and Amhara officials on Friday said that they have freed 9,612 prisoners, including 391 women on amnesty in connection with the New Year. Among the total prisoners freed 6611 of them were released from the Oromiya […]

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Yemen police arrest over 90 immigrants from Ethiopia

SANA’A, YEMEN (SABA) – Security Authorities in Thubab coast of Taiz governorate have arrested about 94 Ethiopians entered the country illegally, the Interior Ministry has reported. The Ministry said that the Ethiopians, including 38 women, have been all sent to the competent authorities to take the required legal procedures against them. In a related context, […]

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Savage Egypt police shoot another Ethiopian woman

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Ethiopian woman was shot and at least 14 people were arrested in Egypt while trying to enter Israel illegally. The Egyptian guards fired warning shots in the air early Sunday morning, but then shot a woman in the arm when she did not stop, according to reports. The migrants were from […]

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Ohio: Ethiopian man, 6 others charged in $75,000 robbery

By Stan Donaldson | Plain Dealer Reporter SOLON — Seven men have been arrested in connection with the armed robbery of $75,000 in cash and property from a private high-stakes poker game in Solon, officials said. Randall Barnes, 25, of Euclid, Solomon Berhane, 31, of Cleveland who immigrated from Ethiopia, Andres Arzola, 18, and William […]

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Usain Bolt wants to race against Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele

EDITOR’S NOTE: Usain needs to meet Kenenisa half way, such as 1500 meters. Be fair!! Thessaloniki, Greece (DPA/CNN) – Usain Bolt concluded what has been a phenomenal season with another breathtaking display over his favourite 200 meters distance at the World Athletics Final in Thessalonika. Bolt said tiredness towards the end of the race, which […]

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Ethiopian Airlines and Rwandair sign code share agreement

By BOSCO HITIMANA | BusinessWeek KIGALI, RWANDA — Rwandair and Ethiopian Airlines have entered into a code share agreement to boost their visibility. Under two national flag carriers’partnership, Rwandair will serve as the marketing carrier while Ethiopian Airlines will be the operating carrier. Ethiopian Airlines Vice President Commercial, Mr. Tadesse Adane and Rwandair Chairman, Mr. […]

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Germany move step closer to South Africa 2010 after qualifier win

Germany has defeated Azerbaijan by four goals to nil in Hanover, and now turns its attention to its vital Oct. 10 showdown in Moscow with Group Four rivals Russia. Germany Captain Michael Ballack scored the opening goal from the penalty spot in the 13th minute after Lukas Podolski was brought down by Azerbaijan captain Samir […]

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Oudin's run ends quietly, Federer advances

The dazzling U.S. Open run by American teenager Melanie Oudin ended abruptly on Wednesday in a hail of unforced errors, while Roger Federer was tested but marched into his 22nd consecutive grand slam semi-final. Ninth-seeded Dane Caroline Wozniacki was steady, if unspectacular, in defeating the unseeded Oudin 6-2 6-2 to reach the semi-finals of the […]

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Philly man who claimed WR Harrison shot him dies

A Philadelphia man who accused former Indianapolis Colts receiver Marvin Harrison(notes) of shooting him has died from wounds sustained in another shooting. Philadelphia police say Dwight Dixon died Friday. Dixon, 33, had been hospitalized since being wounded multiple times by an unknown shooter in July. Dixon was convicted in January of lying to police about […]

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Zimbabwe's Highlanders Football Club, Brought Low, Fires Coach Ndlovu

Highlanders Football Club of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, has fired coach Madinda Ndlovu over his failure to restore the once-competitive team’s fortunes. Ndlovu led the team to just 7 victories in 21 games, leaving it in 10th place in the 16-team Premier Soccer League and mathematically out of the running for the title. He replaced Methembe Ndlovu, […]

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Cal Ripken's '8' stolen from outside ballpark

BALTIMORE — As if things weren’t bad enough for the Baltimore Orioles, who just clinched their 12th consecutive losing season: On Wednesday, a temporary fence and police tape surrounded the spot that had been occupied by a monument to one of the team’s all-time greats, Cal Ripken. The large aluminum No. 8 outside the Camden […]

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Allen Iverson Signing with the Grizzlies

Allen Iverson has finally found a home this offseason and he will take a one-year deal with the Memphis Grizzlies. “God Chose Memphis as the place that I will continue my career. I met with Mr. Heinsley, Chris Wallace and my next head coach Lionel Hollins,” Iverson wrote on his Twitter page. The Memphis Commercial […]

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The Curse of the American League

Asher B. Chancey also writes for Baseball Evolution and you can read his work there by following this link. At this point, we have to begin to discuss the possibility of an official curse – for the third time in four years one of the American League’s elite homerun hitters has suffered a season ending […]

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Germany Upsets Defending Eurobasket Champion Russia

Germany has upset defending champion Russia, 76-73, on the second day of the European basketball championship in Poland. Jan-Hendrik Jagla scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Germany Tuesday in Gdansk. Russia was on the court with only three players from the team that upset Spain in the 2007 final. Russia fell behind […]

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Melanie Oudin Continues Upset Streak Against Russian Players in US Open

American teenager Melanie Oudin has continued her upset streak against higher-ranked Russian players to advance to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. The 17-year-old upstart rallied to knock off 13th-seeded Nadia Petrova, 1-6, 7-6, 6-3 on Monday. Previously at the tournament, Oudin upset 2006 champion Maria Sharapova and fourth-seeded Elena […]

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Germany's women reach the European soccer final, despite shaky semi

It was a hard-fought 3-1 victory against Norway in the semi-final. Germany’s women owed their win to their substitutes, who scored all the German goals after Norway grabbed an early lead. On Thursday evening, Germany’s women footballers will take on England in Helsinki in a bid to win their fifth consecutive European Championship. However, they […]

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European Basketball Championship Starts in Poland

Greece has routed Macedonia, 86-54, on the opening day of the European basketball championship in Poland, while Croatia downed Israel, 86-79, in the other Group A match in Poznan. 2005 European champion Greece took an 18-5 lead in the first five minutes Monday and cruised to the win. Point guard Vassilis Spanoulis led Greece with […]

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