Year: 2013

  • Africa

    Ethiopian teen wins 800m at worlds

    MOSCOW (AP) Mohammed Aman of Ethiopia won the men’s 800-meter gold medal Tuesday at the world championships. The 19-year-old indoor world champion surged ahead in the home stretch to beat Nick Symmonds of the United States. Aman had his best time of the season — 1 minute, 43.31 seconds. Symmonds finished in 1:43.55 and Ayanleh Souleiman of Djibouti took the…

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  • Africa

    Ethiopia Prepares national strategy to benefit more from AGOA opportunities

     Emnet Assefa Ethiopia is preparing a national strategy to benefit from American Growth Opportunities for Africa (AGOA) trade opportunities say Girma Biru, Ethiopian Ambassador to United States of America. The Ambassador after the opening of AGOA 2013 forum at the African Union Commission told reporters that a national strategy that enables Ethiopia to make best use out of trade opportunities…

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  • Africa

    AGOA should go beyond market access: PM Hailemariam

    Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) should go beyond providing market access to beneficial countries. Hailemariam, who is also current chairperson of the African Union (AU), made the remark while opening a ministerial forum    of the AGOA 2013 Forum at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa. “The enhanced AGOA envisaged for the next two…

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  • U.S

    U.S. TRADE REPRESENTATIVE MICHAEL FROMAN TO TRAVEL TO ETHIOPIA

    On his second visit to the continent as United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Michael Froman will travel to Africa to lead the U.S. Delegation to the 2013 U.S.-Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum, also known as the AGOA Forum.  Hosted by the Government of Ethiopia, the Forum will take place August 12-13, 2013 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The theme…

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  • The African Union High-Level Panel for Egypt completes a fact-finding and consultative mission in Cairo

    The African Union (AU) High-Level Panel for Egypt concluded its visit to Cairo, yesterday, 4 August 2013. The Panel arrived in Cairo on 27 July 2013, as part of a fact-finding  and consultative mission. According to a statement from the AU, during its stay, the High-Level Panel had extensive and constructive discussions with various Egyptian stakeholders. It met with Interim…

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  • Africa

    Ibrahim Jeilan wins silver in men 10,000 race

    Ethiopian runner Ibrahim Jeilan came second in the men 10,000 meters long distance run of Moscow World Championships 2013. The winner of the race was, as was much anticipated earlier, Mo Farah of Britain. He won gold a time of 27min 21sec. Ibrahim Jeilan, the Ethiopian long distance runner, took the silver while Kenya’s Paul Tanui finished third to win…

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  • Africa

    Tirunesh Dibaba wins her 3rd world title in women’s 10,000m

    Ethiopia’s Tirunesh Dibaba won the women’s 10,000 meters Sunday at the world championships, making her move with about 500 meters to go and quickly pulling away from the rest of the pack. Tirune shwon in 30 minutes, 43.35 seconds. Gladys Cherono of Kenya took silver and Belaynesh Oljira of Ethiopia won bronze. Hitomi Niiya of Japan set the pace for…

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  • Africa

    Strong cyber security legislative for banking requested

    Emnet Assefa A conference stressed on the need for a strong legislative on cyber security for banks. Acontinent-wide conference, ‘Ethiopia Banking and ICT summit 2013’ that brought together banking and ICT experts from the region discussed on issues affecting these two segments of the economy on August 2, 2013. Organized by Cyber Security Africa, a UK- based IT security solutions…

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  • Africa

    MSF says hundreds of Ethiopian migrants await repatriation in Sana´a

     “We arrived in Yemen at midnight” says Jemale, a 20-year-old Ethiopian who left his home four months ago. His plan was to travel to Saudi Arabia in order to find work.“As we had heard stories of traffickers, we hid on a small mountain. The next day we tried to get some food. We met an older man and his camel.…

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  • U.S

    LATINOS NOT WANTED,NOT NEEDED

    Fifty thousand Latinos turn 18 every month in the U.S. and become eligible to vote. Alas, it’s an arithmetic that doesn’t add up for House Republicans Tomas Mega, U.S. correspondent, Nevada  Republican U. S. Congressman Mo Brooks of Alabama has a pointed message for establishment minded Republicans who believe their party needs to be more inclusive.  On immigration reform, including…

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