Ethiopia http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23476/all en Gunmen kill Austrian rafter in Ethiopia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/gunmen-kill-austrian-rafter-ethiopia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>VIENNA, Jan 7 (Reuters) - An Austrian man was shot dead<br /> during an apparent robbery of his travel group that was rafting<br /> down the Blue Nile river in Ethiopia, the foreign ministry said<br /> on Monday.</p> <p>Three other Austrians accompanying him were unharmed in the<br /> incident that occurred on Sunday in remote country near Bahir<br /> Dar, about 570 km (350 miles) from the capital Addis Ababa. The<br /> gunmen attacked the men as they camped on the shore, a spokesman<br /> said.</p> <p>Ten Austrians in all were taking part in the tour.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/gunmen-kill-austrian-rafter-ethiopia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addis Ababa Africa CDATA Earth Eritrea Ethiopia Ethiopia Horn of Africa Least developed countries Member states of the African Union Member states of the United Nations Technology War Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:05:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731323 at http://www.globalpost.com Ethiopia arrests two over murder of Austrian rafter http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/ethiopia-arrests-two-over-murder-austrian-rafter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ADDIS ABABA, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Ethiopian police have arrested two men suspected of involvement in the murder of an Austrian rafter shot dead during an apparent robbery of his travel group, an official from the force said on Thursday.</p> <p>The 27-year-old man was killed as he camped on the banks of the Blue Nile river on Sunday in a remote area near Bahir Dar, about 570 km (350 miles) north of the capital Addis Ababa.</p> <p>Three other Austrians on the scene were not injured.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/ethiopia-arrests-two-over-murder-austrian-rafter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addis Ababa Africa Ethiopia Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:00:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732721 at http://www.globalpost.com Chinese railway in Ethiopia to replace historic French line http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/chinese-railway-ethiopia-replace-historic-french-line <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Camels rather than locomotives lumber over the railway tracks in this remote desert, famously traversed by storied French adventurers Arthur Rimbaud and Henry de Monfreid in the early 20th century.</p> <p>The old French-built railway that connected Addis Ababa, the capital of landlocked Ethiopia, to the Red Sea port of Djibouti, is now being replaced by a Chinese-built electrified railway, a bold project that seeks to boost Ethiopia's commercial exports.</p> <p>The new project also symbolises a shift in Ethiopia's international relations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/chinese-railway-ethiopia-replace-historic-french-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Business Ethiopia Labor Law Rail transport in Ethiopia Technology AFP Sun, 10 Mar 2013 04:01:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5778575 at http://www.globalpost.com Cutting edge art movement emerges in Ethiopia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/cutting-edge-art-movement-emerges-in-ethiopia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Under a canopy of trees in a park not far from Addis Ababa's National Museum, home of many of Ethiopia's historic national treasures, a contemporary art revolution is quietly afoot.</p> <p>It is here at Netsa Art Village that the experimental work made from shoelaces by Merhet Debebe can be found, or the vibrantly-coloured work of Tamrat Gazahegn, who uses tree trunks as canvases.</p> <p>Nearby are the giant sculptures of jazz musicians, trains and horse-drawn carts made from metal scraps and trash by Tesfahun Kibru.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/cutting-edge-art-movement-emerges-in-ethiopia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Ethiopia Horn of Africa Social Issues Technology AFP Fri, 29 Mar 2013 03:30:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5796794 at http://www.globalpost.com Hospital to be opened by volunteer Turkish doctors in Ethiopia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/hospital-be-opened-volunteer-turkish-doctors-ethiopia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> A hospital is set to be established jointly by the Marmara Health Federation (MASFED) and Turkish charity Kimse Yok Mu (Is Anybody There) in the African country of Ethiopia, where the average life expectancy in only 40 years.</p><P>The 40-bed hospital is expected to open on Aug. 1. A total of 50 medical health-care personnel from both Turkey and Ethiopia will serve the people in the Turkish hospital. Ten of doctors working in the hospital will be Turkish. Five of them will stay in Ethiopia permanently while the others will stay in the country for period of three to six months.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/hospital-be-opened-volunteer-turkish-doctors-ethiopia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethiopia Ethiopia Harari Region Health Horn of Africa Labor Politics Social Issues Asianet Wed, 03 Apr 2013 15:46:41 +0000 Asianet 5800450 at http://www.globalpost.com Ethiopia confirms jail terms for blogger, opposition figure http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130502/ethiopia-confirms-jail-terms-blogger-opposition-figure <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Ethiopian court on Thursday dismissed the appeal of blogger Eskinder Nega and opposition leader Andualem Arage who were jailed last year for terror-related offences.</p> <p>"The sentencing is still correct so there is no reduction," said Supreme Court judge Dagne Melaku, confirming Eskinder's jail term of 18 years and Andualem's life sentence.</p> <p>One of the charges -- serving as a leader of a terrorist organisation -- was dropped, but had no affect on sentencing.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130502/ethiopia-confirms-jail-terms-blogger-opposition-figure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Ethiopia Ginbot 7 Hospitality Law Politics Serkalem Fasil War AFP Thu, 02 May 2013 11:00:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5829759 at http://www.globalpost.com US slams Ethiopia's 'political persecution' of critics http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130502/us-slams-ethiopias-political-persecution-critics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States Thursday slammed "harsh" sentences handed down to an Ethiopian blogger and an opposition leader, voicing concerns about the "politicized prosecution" of government critics.</p> <p>An Ethiopian court dismissed the appeals of blogger Eskinder Nega and opposition leader Andualem Arage, jailed last year for terror-related offenses.</p> <p>Eskinder was given an 18-year sentence, while Andualem was jailed for life.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130502/us-slams-ethiopias-political-persecution-critics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Business Ethiopia Horn of Africa Hospitality Law Politics War AFP Thu, 02 May 2013 19:45:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5830048 at http://www.globalpost.com Ethiopia confirms jail terms for blogger, opposition figure http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130502/ethiopia-confirms-jail-terms-blogger-opposition-figure-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Ethiopian court on Thursday dismissed the appeal of blogger Eskinder Nega and opposition leader Andualem Arage who were jailed last year for terror-related offences.</p> <p>"The sentencing is still correct so there is no reduction," said Supreme Court judge Dagne Melaku, confirming Eskinder's jail term of 18 years and Andualem's life sentence.</p> <p>One of the charges -- serving as a leader of a terrorist organisation -- was dropped, but had no affect on sentencing.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130502/ethiopia-confirms-jail-terms-blogger-opposition-figure-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Business Ethiopia Horn of Africa Hospitality Law Politics War AFP Thu, 02 May 2013 22:30:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5830144 at http://www.globalpost.com Thousands march for rights in rare Ethiopia protest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130602/thousands-march-rights-rare-ethiopia-protest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Aaron Maasho</p> <p>ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - About 10,000 Ethiopians staged an anti-government procession on Sunday in the first large-scale protest since a disputed 2005 election ended in street violence that killed 200 people.</p> <p>The demonstrators marched through Addis Ababa's northern Arat Kilo and Piazza districts before gathering at Churchill Avenue in front of a looming obelisk with a giant red star perched on top, a relic of Ethiopia's violent Communist past.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130602/thousands-march-rights-rare-ethiopia-protest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Ethiopia Horn of Africa War Thomson Reuters Sun, 02 Jun 2013 19:37:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5850378 at http://www.globalpost.com (Yonhap Interview) Ethiopian FM calls for more S. Korea investment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130621/yonhap-interview-ethiopian-fm-calls-more-s-korea-investment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, June 21 (Yonhap) -- Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom on Friday called on South Korean companies to boost capital investment, describing his country's fast-growing economy as a "country of opportunity."</p> <p>Adhanom is on a six-day visit to Seoul, accompanied by a 200-member delegation, as he seeks to drum up investment from South Korea. This week, Ethiopian Airlines became the first African carrier to operate direct flights between Addis Ababa and Seoul.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130621/yonhap-interview-ethiopian-fm-calls-more-s-korea-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethiopia Technology Yonhap YTN Group Yonhap News Agency Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:21:01 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5863266 at http://www.globalpost.com Ethiopian diaspora, back home to boost economy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130623/ethiopian-diaspora-back-home-boost-economy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>When Tadiwos Belete moved to Ethiopia from the United States a decade ago to open a luxury spa, his relatives thought he was crazy.</p> <p>He built an office block on a crumbling congested thoroughfare in the centre of Addis Ababa, where there were few other businesses and seemingly few opportunities for a successful entrepreneur. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130623/ethiopian-diaspora-back-home-boost-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Business Ethiopia Horn of Africa Technology AFP Sun, 23 Jun 2013 04:32:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5864785 at http://www.globalpost.com Parliamentary speaker to visit Africa to discuss economic cooperation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130703/parliamentary-speaker-visit-africa-discuss-economic-cooperat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, July 3 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's National Assembly speaker will leave for Africa Wednesday to discuss ways to expand economic ties with several resource-rich nations on the continent, the Assembly said.</p> <p>Kang Chang-hee will fly to Kenya later in the day as part of a 13-day trip that will also take him to Tanzania and Ethiopia, the Assembly said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130703/parliamentary-speaker-visit-africa-discuss-economic-cooperat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethiopia Technology Yonhap YTN Group Yonhap News Agency Wed, 03 Jul 2013 07:31:40 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5874223 at http://www.globalpost.com Parliamentary speaker, Ethiopian PM discuss economic ties http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130711/parliamentary-speaker-ethiopian-pm-discuss-economic-ties <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ADDIS ABABA, July 12 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's National Assembly speaker met with Ethiopia's prime minister and discussed ways to expand economic ties between the two countries.</p> <p>Kang Chang-hee, who is on a 13-day trip to Africa, paid a courtesy call to Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in the country's capital Addis Ababa on Thursday.</p> <p>The prime minister expressed his country's wish to learn from South Korea's economic development experience and called on South Korean businesses to invest in the African nation.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130711/parliamentary-speaker-ethiopian-pm-discuss-economic-ties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethiopia Horn of Africa Technology Year of birth missing Yonhap News Agency Fri, 12 Jul 2013 03:31:44 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5882044 at http://www.globalpost.com Four Russians injured in Ethiopian helicopter crash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130801/four-russians-injured-ethiopian-helicopter-crash <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A helicopter en route to the United Nations mission in South Sudan crashed Wednesday in Ethiopia, with four Russian crew members injured but no one killed, civil aviation officials said.</p> <p>"An investigation is underway," Girma Gebre, accident investigation chief for Ethiopia's Civil Aviation Authority said Thursday. "We are on the site now, we are looking for the cause of the incident."</p> <p>The helicopter crashed about 50 kilometres (30 miles) east of Addis Ababa's Bole airport.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130801/four-russians-injured-ethiopian-helicopter-crash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethiopia Horn of Africa AFP Thu, 01 Aug 2013 11:34:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5899758 at http://www.globalpost.com Insight: In Ethiopia, state controls hold back a waking giant http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130917/insight-ethiopia-state-controls-hold-back-waking-giant <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Richard Lough and Aaron Maasho</p> <p>ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - When global drinks giant Diageo bought a brewery in Ethiopia, it paid a premium for a stake in a barely tapped African market that in the 1980s had spectacularly failed to feed its own population.</p> <p>Diageo paid $225 million for state-owned Meta Abo, joining a list of firms seeking a foothold in Africa's second most populous nation that was once run by communists and now has an emerging middle class after a decade of double-digit growth.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130917/insight-ethiopia-state-controls-hold-back-waking-giant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Business Ethiopia Labor Law Meles Zenawi Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 17 Sep 2013 15:02:43 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5936283 at http://www.globalpost.com