Ethiopian teenager Samuel Tefera has outduelled compatriot Yomif Kejelcha to break the world indoor 1500m record in Birmingham. Tefera, 19, clocked three minutes, 31.04 seconds at the IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting on Saturday to take down Moroccan Hicham El Guerrouj's 1997 record of 3:31.18. Kejelcha, the 21-year-old two-time world indoor 3000m champion, had come within 0.01 of the world indoor mile record last week in New York. He had announced before Saturday's race he would be going for the 1500m record. The world record is 4:13.31 by Ethiopia's Genzebe Dibaba in 2016.
February 16, 2019 17:26 UTC
Source: Xinhua| 2019-02-17 00:39:38|Editor: yanVideo Player CloseADDIS ABABA, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- Chinese firm Poly-GCL Petroleum Group Holdings Limited (Poly-GCL) is to construct the 767-km Ethiopia-Djibouti natural gas pipeline, the Ethiopia Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) announced on Saturday. In a press statement, MoMP said Ethiopian and Djiboutian government officials have agreed that Poly-GCL will start the natural gas pipeline project construction this year. Both countries hope to earn much needed foreign currency once the natural gas pipeline project is constructed and commissioned. The Ethiopian government had back in April announced plans to generate 1 billion U.S. dollars annually from extraction of natural gas and crude oil deposits. Around 700 kilometers of the natural gas pipeline will be located in Ethiopia, while the rest of the natural gas pipeline will be located in Djibouti.
February 16, 2019 17:03 UTC
Ethiopia’s Samuel Tefera upstaged compatriot Yomif Kejelcha to break the long-standing world indoor 1500m record at the IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting in Birmingham, UK on Saturday. Kejelcha, who last week came within 0.01 of the world indoor mile record, had announced his intentions to break the 1500m mark ahead of his race in Birmingham. According to a report by the IAAF website, the pacemakers hit their required target times, taking Kejelcha through 800m in 1:52.70 and 2:49.28 at 1200m. READ ALSO: Fabrice Zango: Lesson for Nigeria athleticsBut Tefera, the world indoor champion at the distance, was tucked right behind Kejelcha and looked ominously comfortable with the pace. Tefera charged towards the line and stopped the clock at 3:31.04, taking 0.14 off the previous record set by Hicham El Guerrouj in 1997.
February 16, 2019 16:52 UTC
Tefera, 19, clocked three minutes, 31.04 seconds at the IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting to take down Moroccan Hicham El Guerrouj's 1997 record of 3:31.18. It came on the same Birmingham track where Tefera had won the world title last year. Kejelcha, the 21-year-old two-time world indoor 3,000m champion, had come within 0.01 of the world indoor mile record last week in New York. Scotland's Laura Muir became the third-fastest indoor miler of all-time at the same meeting when she broke the British record. The world record is 4:13.31 by Ethiopia's Genzebe Dibaba in 2016.
February 16, 2019 16:37 UTC
By AFPMore by this AuthorBIRMINGHAMEthiopia's Samuel Tefera set a new 1500 metres indoor world record in Birmingham on Saturday as he broke a mark that had stood for more than 20 years. Tefera upstaged compatriot Yomif Kejelcha to stop the clock in a time of 3min 31.04sec, shaving 0.14sec off the previous record set by Moroccan middle-distance great Hicham El Guerrouj in 1997. Kejelcha, who came within 0.01sec of the world indoor mile record last week, had announced his intention to break the 1500m mark ahead of Saturday's World Indoor Tour meeting in Birmingham. And with pacemakers taking the field through 800m in 1:52.70 and 2:49.28 at the 1200m mark, Kejelcha was on course for a record. But Tefera, the world indoor champion at the distance, was tucked in on his shoulder and, as the bell sounded for the final lap, he kicked past his countryman and charged towards the line.
February 16, 2019 16:18 UTC
Ethiopia's Samuel Tefera poses next to teh time indicator, as he celebrates getting the mens 1500 metre World Indoor Record during the Muller Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham, England, Saturday Feb. 16, 2019. (David Davies/PA via AP)BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Ethiopian teenager Samuel Tefera broke a 22-year-old indoor world record in the 1,500 meters on Saturday, clocking 3 minutes, 31.04 seconds at the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix. El Guerrouj still holds the outdoor world record of 3:26.00, set in 1998. Britain’s Laura Muir also pleased the home crowd by beating the national women’s indoor record in the mile, which had stood since 1988. It was the third fastest indoor mile of all time by a woman.
February 16, 2019 16:18 UTC
From the sectionMedia playback is not supported on this device Samuel Tefera of Ethiopia wins the men's 1500m with a record breaking time of 3.31.04Ethiopian teenager Samuel Tefera broke Hicham El Guerrouj's 22-year-old 1500m indoor world record with a stunning performance in Birmingham. Many eyes were on Yomif Kejelcha, who just missed the mile world record last week but Tefera, 19, overtook his compatriot with 200m to go and finished in three minutes 31.04 seconds. He beat El Guerrouj's previous mark of 3:31.18, set in Stuttgart in 1997. Josh Kerr was the best-placed Briton with a fourth-placed finish in a personal best of 3:35.72. Tefera has a good record on the track in Birmingham having won the world indoor title last year.
February 16, 2019 16:15 UTC
The Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Ambassador Mahboub Maalim, expresses support for the African Union’s (AU’s) call for the cancellation of Somalia’s debt. As rightfully stated in the Decisions document, the Executive Secretary views “debt cancellation as a means towards enhancing peace, security, development and durable solutions for displaced Somalis”. The member States of IGAD are: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, the Sudan, South Sudan and Uganda. Ambassador Maalim reiterated IGAD support to Somalia’s journey to peace and lasting development, and recalled that “Somali people deserve a peaceful and prosperous Somalia”. He concluded that a normalized Somalia “will be a major player towards regional integration in the sub-region”, according to the statement.
February 16, 2019 13:18 UTC
Authorities in Ethhiopia’s Oromia state say up to 1,000 fighters with the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) rebel group have given up arms and entered rehabilitation camps. Popular among the largest ethnic group, the Oromo, the OLF fell out with the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) in 1992 and soon began launching armed attacks. Parts of Oromia regional state, which had been suffering from unrest, are returning to normalcy, with OLF fighters giving up their arms and re-integrating back to their local communities. ALSOREADOLF“The insecurity in parts of Oromia where OLF fighters used to operate had led to the suspension of basic government services including education, but now with OLF fighters abandoning armed struggle, the government can focus now on development works,” he added. But after numerous disputes with the leadership it quit and demanded the creation of the independent state of Oromia.
February 16, 2019 13:07 UTC
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday appointed Major General Mehari Zewde of Ethiopia as force commander of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA).He succeeds Major General Gebre Adhana of Ethiopia who will complete his assignment on 23 April 2019, according to a statement issued by the UN. Mehari has a distinguished military career with the Ethiopian Armed Forces spanning more than 37 years, most recently as head of the Human Resources Department of the Ethiopian National Defence Force, responsible for all aspects of management of human resources for ground forces and general defence troops. He is also a council member of the Ethiopian Ministry of National Defense since 2007. He served as deputy commander of the Ethiopian Air Force (2001-2007), West Air Base Commander in the Ethiopian Air Force (1998-2001) and Division Commander (1989-1997), among other appointments within the Ethiopian Armed Forces. Major General Mehari holds a Master of Science Degree from Greenwich University in the United Kingdom.
February 16, 2019 11:03 UTC
BY ANDUALEM SISAY GESSESSE – Following the recent restoration of ties between Ethiopia and Eritrea, many speculated that Djibouti’s economy would suffer. The nation’s leaders believe that the income Djibouti gets by providing port services to Ethiopia is likely to increase. “Eritrea’s port development can’t be a threat to Djibouti’s Port, ports of Berbera in Somalia or Kenya’s Mombasa Port. Beyond the port services relationship and the railway link, Djibouti and Ethiopia are already linked by road, electricity and water supply. Unlike Ethiopia, Djibouti’s financial sector is open for everyone and anyone.
February 16, 2019 10:50 UTC
The UN Economic Commission for Africa handed over the African Minerals Development Center (AMDC) to the African Union Commission (AUC) following its inception in 2012. The AMDC was endorsed by the 2nd conference of African Ministers responsible for Minerals Resource Development in 2011. It has been an African Union flagship project whose main aim was to coordinate the implementation of the Africa Mining Vision (AMV). Ms. Songwe said going forward, continued collaboration among AMDC’s partners and stakeholders remained vital. “The AMDC has a footprint in more than 25 member States of the African Union.
February 16, 2019 05:03 UTC
borkenaFebruary 15,2019Ethiopian government under the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and Hailemariam Desalenge, spent a great deal of money to jam Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT). As well millions of dollars was spent as a payout to a software company to spy on ESAT journalists as part of crackdown on freedom of expression. In fact, the above measures were taken in addition to administrative and legal measures to designate US based Ethiopian Satellite Television as an outlawed one. She also told ESAT journalists to also play a role in promoting forgiveness and tolerance among Ethiopians, reported ESAT DC. After the reception ceremony at Bole International Airport, ESAT journalists met with Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonen who reportedly discussed the challenges and opportunities of political change in Ethiopia.
February 16, 2019 04:41 UTC
Oil Pipeline project is expected to be completed within two years and it is expected to cost billions of dollars. Ethiopia is aiming to export natural gas through the Port of Djibouti. borkenaFebruary 15,2019Ethiopia and Djibouti signed today an agreement in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa to embark on construction of an oil pipe project between the two countries. Ethiopia eyes both better foreign currency earning and employment creation when the project to supply natural gas to export market is completed. Last year, United Arab Emirates unveiled a project to construct oil pipeline between from Assab to Addis Ababa.
February 16, 2019 03:11 UTC
Bush was holding up those guarantees unless Shamir stopped building behind the Green Line; Shamir refused. In his book, Ross listed that litany of what Bush did for Israel. He took those steps despite, as Ross wrote, he never felt anything special toward Israel. Bush’s instincts when it came to Israel were very different from those of his predecessor,” he wrote. According to Ross, Bush didn’t feel anything special, which goes a long way to explain the tensions that developed over the years.
February 16, 2019 00:00 UTC