Tirunesh Dibaba, Kenenisa Bekele triumph over Manchester 10K

Tirunesh Dibaba made a winning return to competition after a two year hiatus and she also created a small piece of [...]

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Hungry and Frightened: Famine in Ethiopia 2016

The WFP explain that the level of humanitarian need in Ethiopia has “tripled since early 2015…caused by success[...]

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How satellites are helping pastoralists find greener pastures in Ethiopia

How satellites are helping pastoralists find greener pastures in Ethiopia

As the problem persists and warnings emerge every few weeks, one simple technology is aiding Ethiopia’s pastorali[...]

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Ras Alula Aba Nega Burial Monument erected by philanthropist Dawit Geberegezhaber

Ras Alula Aba Nega Burial Monument erected by philanthropist Dawit Geberegezhaber

I personally have a great admiration for Dawit’s excellent work that he has been doing in the Tigray region.He ha[...]

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Ayana close to Dibaba record at Rabat Diamond debut


Rabat (AFP) – Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana came close to beating Tirunesh Dibaba’s 5000m world record and world best times of the year were set as Morocco hosted its first Diamond League meeting on Sunday at a windy Rabat.

Also at the meeting, seven-time world champion American LaShawn Merritt never looked in any danger as he tore round the track in 44.66sec in the 400m.

A study of DNA from ancient human bones has helped unlock the secrets of Europe’s Ice Age inhabitants

Researchers analysed the genomes of 51 individuals who lived between 45,000 years ago and 7,000 years ago.

The results reveal details about the biology of these early inhabitants, such as skin and eye colour, and how different populations were related.

It also shows that Neanderthal ancestry in Europeans has been shrinking over time, perhaps due to natural selection.

Ethiopian Coffee for medicine, great news for Diabetic Patients, By Dr.Fantahun

Ethiopia army ‘locates children abducted from Gambella’

Ethiopian troops were operating in South Sudan on Thursday after crossing the border to rescue about 125 Ethiopian children who were kidnapped during a bloody cattle raid, and top officials from both countries sought to coordinate their efforts.

Senators Cardin, Rubio, Colleagues Condemn Ethiopia’s Crackdown on Civil Society

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced a resolution with 11 other Senators today condemning the lethal violence used by the government of Ethiopia against protestors, journalists, and others in civil society for exercising their rights under Ethiopia’s constitution.

‘Unbridled violence’ in Gambella leaves Ethiopia searching for answers

By William Davison, Bloomberg

The South Sudanese attackers arrived on foot before dawn. In the Nuer villages in the grasslands of Gambella in western Ethiopia, people woke to the sound of gunshots and tried to flee, but armed men stopped them. Mothers were shot when they tried to stop the raiders taking their children.

Ethiopia: drought and prosperity side by side

Like most places in the world, Ethiopia can be a country of contrasts and contradictions. Here, they’re just a little more complex than most. You have to be good at reading between the lines.
I met my first in Addis Ababa in the form of a club full of couples, swirling around the dance floor to a salsa version of Dolly Parton’s Jolene.
This was the much talked about “emerging middle class” of Addis. Or maybe the upper-middle,”I love the whole growth and the process,” a 33-year-old woman named Lily Yohannes told me. “It’s in an amazing, innovative state right now, so I’m part of it, hopefully.”

Ethiopian runners sweep Boston Marathon

Lemi Berhanu Hayle of Ethiopia has won the Boston Marathon in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 12 minutes, 45 seconds.

The 21-year-old pulled away from defending champion Lelisa Desisa as they crossed the Mass Pike heading into Kenmore Square. He won by 47 seconds.

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Ethiopia: Oromo protests continue amid harsh crackdown

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – At first sight, things seem to have returned to normality in the town of Ambo, 120 kilometers west of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. Few uniformed security forces are visible on the streets. People seem to go about their daily lives as usual.

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