Category Archives: News & Current Events

fabulous race

If you didn’t get your fill of great Ethiopian runners at the world championships, here’s another chance:  Meseret Defar and Tirunesh Dibaba racing for a 5000m title in Zurich. The last lap had my jaw hanging open! Advertisements

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Hana Alemu

The trial of Larry and Carri Williams has begun. They are charged with homicide by abuse and manslaughter in the death of their daughter Hana, who was adopted from Ethiopia. They are also accused of abuse and assault of her … Continue reading

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Ethiopian migrant labour in the news

There has been a rash of news stories lately about Ethiopian migrant workers. First was the Saudi Arabian government’s announcement of a ban on workers from Ethiopia, ostensibly in response to reports of a family accusing their Ethiopian maid of … Continue reading

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Great Ethiopian news source

If you aren’t already following DireTube, you may want to check it out. It’s primarily a video sharing site but also has current news articles from multiple sources. And an entire section on Teddy Afro, if you need a music … Continue reading

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new tech companies in Ethiopia

This is an interesting article from BBC news about new technology companies in Addis. It explains some of the difficulties faced by startup companies – from low mobile phone penetration to the extensive government regulations.

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