Archive | March 20, 2017

Some Ethiopians claim they have never seen so many people wearing the Islamic veil — Photo: William Palank

A Global Competition For Influence In Ethiopia : World Crunch

A Global Competition For Influence In Ethiopia : World Crunch By Enrico Caporale LA STAMPA English edition WORLDCRUNCH slam making major inroads in the east African nation. China pumping millions into infrastructure and industry. An Italian reporter gauges changes in the former colony. ADDIS ABABA –  On the flight from Rome to Addis Ababa, the […]

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Happiness Ranking: From Oslo To Addis Ababa And Beijing

Happiness Ranking: From Oslo To Addis Ababa And Beijing (World Crunch) –It’s official: Norway has toppled Denmark to become the world’s happiest country in 2017. Or, to put in local linguistic terms, the world’s lykkeligste country. This year’s rankings, which came this morning to coincide with the International Day of Happiness, surely has left more […]

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People survey the damage done to dwellings built near the main landfill of Addis Ababa on the outskirts of the city on March 12, 2017

Desperate choice of Ethiopia dump landslide survivor: run or die

Desperate choice of Ethiopia dump landslide survivor: run or die By Chris STEIN (AFP) — One minute, Zemed Derib stood negotiating with her precocious siblings who had locked themselves inside their uncle’s home as a prank. The next, the playful scene gave way to horror as the hillside of the rubbish dump above them collapsed. […]

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Ethiopian Restaurant Owner Killed In Targeted Shooting

Ethiopian Restaurant Owner Killed In Targeted Shooting

Ethiopian Restaurant Owner Killed In Targeted Shooting NASHVILLE, Tenn. (News Channel 5 Network)- Family and friends gathered to mourn the loss of their loved one after he was killed in a targeted shooting inside a business he owned. South Nashville restaurant owner Goitem Demissie, age 41, was fatally shot overnight as he was preparing to close […]

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The Mugher Plant under construction. Photo: Skyscrapercity

Dangote Cement Faces Disruptions in Ethiopia Over Jobs Plan

Dangote Cement Faces Disruptions in Ethiopia Over Jobs Plan by Nizar Manek, Paul Wallace, and Solape Renner Dangote operation asked to let youth supply raw materials Regional administration seeks to reduce youth unemployment Ethiopian regional officials are demanding that foreign cement producers including Dangote Cement Plc hand control of some parts of their businesses to groups […]

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Mahmoud Ahmed and Ali Birra with The JAzmaris

Mahmoud Ahmed and Ali Birra: An electrifying celebration of Ethiopian jazz (Art Centre Melbourne) — The Red Sea’s most seductive soul singer, Mahmoud Ahmed, and the king of Oromo music, Ali Birra, will join forces with Melbourne’s own Ethio-jazz band The JAzmaris, performing their respective classics as well as tributes to contemporaries from the bustling […]

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