Aged 19, Ethiopia’s Samuel Tefera raced across the line in Birmingham to break a world indoor record over 1,500m but he says he did not even originally plan to partake in the event let alone break the record. The record is one that dates back to 1997 when Moroccan middle-distance great Hicham El-Guerrouj ran the distance of 3:31.18, set in Stuttgart. He told the BBC: ‘‘Let alone breaking the world record. Words can’t express my happiness.’’Let alone breaking the world record. He beat fellow country man Yomif Kejelcha, who Tefera said he expected to win the race having come close to the the mile world record last week.
February 19, 2019 09:45 UTC
By SAM KIPLAGATMore by this AuthorAn Ethiopian businessman who was declared a prohibited immigrant by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has gone back to court seeking to reverse the decision. Through advocate Esther Mwikali, Mr Salad is seeking a review of the order saying that the judge mistakenly sanctioned Dr Matiang’is illegal decision, declaring him a prohibited immigrant. Mr Salad was also placed on immigration watch-list and directed his deportation. Mr Salad said he was informed of the court ruling and deportation order when he visited the Immigration department on August 8, 2018 to regularise his immigration status. Mr Salad said he lost his Ethiopian passport but has applied for a replacement.
February 19, 2019 08:03 UTC
This painting is one of many featured in the exhibition “Africans in India” that recently arrived at Pitt’s University Art Gallery in the Frick Fine Arts building. Africans first arrived in India beginning in the fifth century as soldiers, sailors, merchants and slaves. Ambar was an emblematic example of the African presence in India and the connections between Africa and India. Ali stressed the importance of recognizing the amount of work that went into producing the traveling “Africans in India” exhibition, based on scholarship by experts in the field. “You see these enlarged images of all the African elites of India and that leaves a visual impression,” Graves said.
February 19, 2019 05:48 UTC
In a bid to accelerate the pace of the construction of Ethiopia’s strategic dam, the country has contracted the services of two Chinese companies. The Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) on Tuesday signed a contract worth $40m with China Gezhouba Group Co., Ltd (CGGC). CGCG will henceforth handle the pre-commissioning activities at the dam, that is expected to be operational by 2020. A long overdue projectThe 6,000-megawatt Grand Renaissance Dam is the centrepiece of Ethiopia’s bid to become Africa’s biggest power exporter. The dam has also been a source of constant friction between Egypt and Ethiopia’s competing energy and water interests respectively.
February 19, 2019 03:56 UTC
TPLF 44th anniversary celebration in Mekelle united purged faction with current leaders of the party. borkenaFebruary 18,2019Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) commemorated its 44th anniversary at the “Martyrs Statue” in Mekelle, the seat of Tigray regional state. Gebru Asrat, was president of Tigray regional state, and had to establish another ethnic Tigray party, Arena, after he was purged from TPLF in 2000. Outside of Ethiopia, supporters of the ethnic Tigray party in North America, Europe and Middle East have celebrated the 44th anniversary of the organization. Tigray regional state reportedly refused to hand over former spy chief, Getachew Assefa, who is accused of egregious human rights violations.
February 19, 2019 03:33 UTC
The 28 Columbus Global Academy at Brookhaven students tasked with helping a local Ethiopian restaurant grow and prosper had a personal stake in the learning exercise. After all, the manager of Lalibela Restaurant and Bar at 1111 S. Hamilton Road in Whitehall is someone they know. "The teachers are giving them work that matters," said Doris Korda, CEO and founder of Wildfire Education. "They had a lot of ideas about logistical, organizational things the restaurant might try," Vickroy said. "They choose kids as their life's work, and even without any difference in what they're doing or experimenting, it's very hard work.
February 19, 2019 02:03 UTC
Need a visit? If you need a comfort dog, Candace is available. Rod Armon at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 608-742-9000, to request a visit. Candace also has a Facebook page at facebook.com/CandaceComfortDog. Candace is specially trained to work with veterans.
February 19, 2019 00:33 UTC
The Addis Ababa Massacre took place on Yekatit 12, 1929 (Ethiopian calendar). The Remembrance Day was organized by Ethiopian Community Mutual Assistances Association with partnering with Global Alliance for Justice -for Ethiopia cause. Dr. Girma Abebe a former United Nation diplomat a graduate of New York University, in New York, New York. Mr. DeMarco graduated in law from The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, New York. Yekatit 12 is the bloodiest killing unleashed against at the ordinary citizens in Addis Ababa.
February 18, 2019 21:33 UTC
This Joint Ministerial Commission meeting was an opportune occasion to showcase the renewed commitment of both countries to resolve all pressing issues, and underline their determination to work closely together on peace and stability in the region and to support economic development and regional integration. The initiatives for peace provided a firm jumping off point to encourage youth to participate in the current wind of hope, change and confidence. Both sides agreed that completion of infrastructure projects was essential to fast-tracking economic integration. Overall, the 15th Djibouti-Ethiopia Joint Ministerial Commission meeting clearly provided the opportunity for an important dialogue and a realistic working platform to further speed up the pace of cooperation and economic integration. It called for credible steps to resolve any outstanding issues, agreeing to implement solutions to encourage the continued upward spiral of economic links and joint peace and stability.
The Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) and CGGC on Monday signed a contract agreement that enables the latter to execute the pre-commissioning works of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) at a cost of $40.1 million.CEO of EEP Dr Abrham Belay and Representative of China Gezhouba Group Co., Ltd (CGGC) Ethiopia, Mr Wang signed the agreement in Addis Ababa. Dr Abrham on the occasion stated the agreement would have a significant contribution to pick up the pace of the dam. CGGC is expected to work aggressively in partnership with other companies in order to complete the project as per scheduled, the CEO indicated. Representative of CGGC Mr Wang promised that his company will cooperate with other companies to finalize the project on time and with the required quality. CEO of EEP, Dr Abrham and Executive Vice President of Voith Hydro Shanghai, Tang Xu signed the contract which worth $113 million.
Ana Gomez had bitter relationship with the incumbent party, the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), due to her critical comments after the May 2005 disputed elections. Speaking to journalists upon her arrival, Gomez appreciated the ongoing sweeping reforms underway in the country under the leadership of Prime Minster Abiy Ahmed. She added that the release of political and other prisoners is commendable. The EU MP revealed that she will leave the parliament at the end of this year, pledging to share her experience in the process of building democracy to Ethiopia. Gomez held discussion with Ethiopian authorities and leaders of civic society organizations, it was learned.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — I am wandering inside the Pizitz Food Hall, past grand pillars, under a soaring ceiling, trying to decide what to have for lunch. I settle on Nepalese dumplings, which have won out over Israeli falafel, Ethiopian injera, Vietnamese banh mi and something a tad more traditional around here: Southern biscuits. This dining experience, a collection of globally inspired food vendors in a repurposed 1923 department store, is not what I expected to find in downtown Birmingham. I lived in this Southern city more than a decade ago, and back then, about the only dumplings in town were bready and came atop chicken stew. Downtown was sleepy, and the food scene leaned toward barbecue and meat-and-threes, cafeterias where patrons decide which trio of sides they'd like with their protein.
February 18, 2019 16:37 UTC
Ethiopia and Djibouti have signed a deal to build a gas pipeline that will transport Ethiopian gas to an export terminal in Djibouti. China’s Poly-Gcl petroleum investments signed a memorandum of understanding with Djibouti two years ago to invest $4bn to build a gas pipeline from Ethiopia after signing a production sharing deal with Ethiopia in 2013. Ethiopia had found extensive gas deposits in its eastern Ogaden Basin in the 1970s. Djibouti’s Energy Minister Yonis Ali Guedi told reporters, the signed deal would allow both parties benefit from the project in an equitably.
February 18, 2019 15:51 UTC
The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) has risen 15.74% since February 18, 2018 and is uptrending. COLBERT THEODORE III also sold $873,712 worth of The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) on Monday, February 11. 347.06 million shares or 1.84% less from 353.55 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Moreover, Timber Creek Mgmt Limited Liability Company has 0.06% invested in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA). More notable recent Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Chevron: Time To Buy?
February 18, 2019 13:26 UTC
Ethiopia women athletes dominates the 2019 Birmingham 3000m women indoor run. On Saturday Alemaz Samuel became the first World Indoor Tour champion of 2019 finishing at 8:54.60. The winner is awarded a $20,000 bonus and a wild card entry to the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Indoor Championships Nanjing 2020. In a related development, Samuel Tefera of Ethiopia break the long-standing world indoor 1500m record in men’s category at the IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting on Saturday. He is followed by another Ethiopian Yomif Kejelcha, who last week came within 0.01 of the world indoor mile record at the Millrose Games.
February 18, 2019 13:15 UTC