Brigid Kosgei spent a good portion of her Sunday morning in Tirunesh Dibaba's shadow, literally, during the Chicago Marathon. A record number of 44,000 people started this year's Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Oct. 8, 2017. (Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune) A record number of 44,000 people started this year's Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Oct. 8, 2017. Around 45,000 runners participated in the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Oct. 8, 2017. (Chicago Tribune staff) (Chicago Tribune staff)She is the world record holder in the 5,000 meters and won Olympic gold medals in the 10,000 meters in 2008 and 2012.
October 08, 2017 15:17 UTC
Ethiopia’s speaker of parliament has resigned with barely two days to the reopening of the new session on Monday, October 9. The news of Abadula Gemeda’s resignation was broken by the Addis Standard news portal who said the move was in protest for the Federal government’s handling of recent security escalation in Oromia and Somali regional states. The government deployed Federal security forces to bring the deadly situation under control, a decision that is said to have led to Gemeda’s decision. He was a former president of the Oromia State and also a Defense Minister before taking the role of Speaker in 2010. A new speaker is expected to be chosen when lawmakers return.
October 08, 2017 10:52 UTC
Her works are on display at the prestigious Venice Biennale 2017, which continues until mid November. And in 2016, she opened an exclusive exhibition at the Farkash Gallery called “The Freedom to Let Go” Light Boxes. Ariella: The work is three-dimensional, but looks different from near, far away and from the side, just the way we see things differently from different perspectives. Art is about the meeting of different people, different cultures, and that is behind my Jaffa series. As one walks around it, it looks different, as marriage changes over the years.
October 08, 2017 08:26 UTC
Ethiopia Postpones 4th Population CensusOctober 7, 2017 - The Fourth National Housing and Population Census, originally scheduled to be conducted on November 19, 2017, has now been postponed. The announcement came as the purchased digital tablet computers are almost on their way to Ethiopia. The first batch of the supply of the digital computer tablets and power banks has already reached Ethiopia. Since preparations for the census began, a commission entrusted with overseeing the census was sure that the census would be held in November. The procurement process, which took longer than expected, was surrounded by controversies.
October 08, 2017 06:33 UTC
Ethiopia’s Centarl Bank to Begin Trading Bonds in Secondary MarketOctober 7, 2017 - The National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) will begin trading bonds in the secondary market this Ethiopian fiscal year (2017/18), reports FBC.The plan was delayed by two years because of failure to conclude the necessary studies at the required time, according to Dr Yohannes Ayalew, vice governor of NBE. As the system is new to Ethiopia, the preparation period took more time than expected. “However, since all the necessary reparations are completed now, we will begin it this Ethiopian fiscal year,” he said. According to him, the National Bank of Ethiopia also envisaged upgrading the secondary market into capital market. Source: FBCBack Print
October 08, 2017 06:33 UTC
Ethiopian House Speaker ResignsOctober 7, 2017 - Abadulla Gemeda, Ethiopia’s Speaker of the House of the Peoples' Representatives, resigned from his post, reports the Ethiopian weekly reporter. Abadulla’s letter of resignation was submitted to the Ethiopian People Revolutionary Democratic Front Executive Committee, stating personal reasons as the cause of the resignation. However, some sources speculate federal handling of the border conflict with Somali region and last year protests as reasons for the resignation. Sources close to the matter confirmed that his resignation was submitted to the executive committee two weeks ago and the committee accepted his resignation. Abadulla who has been serving as the speaker of the House for two terms has been on the job until yesterday and he will also be chairing the Monday October 7, 2017 opening of the joint session of the Parliament and the House of the Federation.
October 08, 2017 06:22 UTC
Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-08 00:49:34|Editor: Zhou XinVideo Player CloseADDIS ABABA, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- The new parliamentary session of the Ethiopian House of People's Representatives and House of Federation will be opened in a joint session on Monday. The Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome is expected to address the joint session of the two houses with an opening remark. The president, as part of his remark to the parliament, Ethiopia's highest legislative organ, is expected to present the Ethiopian government's plan for the Ethiopian 2017-2018 fiscal year. Accordingly, the Ethiopian New Year that falls on September 11, 2017 marked the beginning of the Ethiopian 2010 year. The joint session on Monday will commence the third year of the fifth parliamentary session of the Ethiopian House of People's Representatives and House of Federation.
October 07, 2017 17:26 UTC
Ethiopia needs a policy on sustainable peace, conflict prevention and resolution, the country’s human rights body has said. The Ethiopia Human Rights Commission (EHRC) arrived at the latest position after it conducted a study into internal conflicts in parts of the Horn of Africa country. EHRC’s study was under the topic ‘Conflict and Human Rights in Ethiopia,’ the results were released on Thursday, October 5, the state-affiliated FANA Broadcasting corporate reports. The report was presented by head of the EHRC to the legislature – the House of People’s Representatives (HPR). Whiles blaming lack of good governance and related issues for the unrest, they held that security forces applied proportionate force to protesters.
October 06, 2017 16:07 UTC
Kenya has issued a directive demanding police clearance certificates from all foreign students and an additional drug enforcement agency clearance certificate from Nigerian students who seek visas to study in Kenya. “Police clearance should serve as an extra assurance that these individuals do not have criminal records. Kihalangwa said the extra requirement of the Nigerian National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) clearance certificate from Nigerian students will only be applied to “individuals of questionable character”, the report adds. Police clearance should serve as an extra assurance that these individuals do not have criminal records. The new rule for students will go a long way in bolstering our fight,” said Immigration director Kihalangwa.
October 06, 2017 10:41 UTC
Describing as Ethiopia's long-distance running partner, President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said cooperation in education has been the fulcrum of engagement between the two countries. "Cooperation in education has been the fulcrum of Indian engagement with Ethiopia. When Ethiopia embarked on its efforts to expand its education sector, Indian teachers were invited here to teach in elementary and secondary schools," Kovind said. Kovind said over 2,000 Indian faculty members are contributing to teaching and to academic research in Ethiopian universities. "Indian academics comprise the largest and among the most valued expatriate teaching communities in Ethiopian universities.
October 06, 2017 10:18 UTC
President of India Ram Nath Kovind interacted with retired running legend Haile Gebrselassie, the president of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation, at Addis Ababa on 6 October. Further to this, he won four world titles indoors and was the 2001 World Half Marathon Champion. Hailing India-Ethiopia bilateral relations, President Kovind said ,"In promoting Indian way of life, you have done well to explain the thought and science of yoga and the benefits of Ayurveda to people around you. President Kovind on Thursday had announced that India will give Ethiopia a line of credit of $195 million for power transmission sector and medicines worth US $2 million. Stating that India wanted to strengthen bilateral ties with Ethiopia, President Kovind added that both the countries will also work together in UN and other multilateral bodies."
October 06, 2017 10:07 UTC
Speaking on the occasion, the President said that cooperation in education has been the fulcrum of Indian engagement with Ethiopia. They have fostered linkages and research collaborations between universities and educational institutions in both countries," the President said. The President said that every year India welcomes hundreds of Ethiopian students as part of its African scholarship programmes. In this, Ethiopia and indeed all of Africa will find India a willing and sensitive partner," the President said. In India, Ethiopia has a long-distance running partner.
October 06, 2017 09:45 UTC
The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, addressed the academic and student community at Addis Ababa University, the oldest university in Ethiopia, today (October 6, 2017) before concluding his four-day State Visit to Djibouti and Ethiopia. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that cooperation in education has been the fulcrum of Indian engagement with Ethiopia. Indian academics comprise the largest and among the most valued expatriate teaching communities in Ethiopian universities. In India, Ethiopia has a long-distance running partner. Subsequently, he attended the banquet hosted in his honour by the President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Dr Mulatu Teshome in the Presidential Palace in Addis Ababa.
October 06, 2017 08:48 UTC
India's ties with Ethiopia is symbolic of its engagement with Africa, President Ram Nath Kovind said as he invited business stake-holders from the region to partner with India and benefit from them.Addressing the India-Ethiopia Business Dialogue, organised to commemorate the 12th Anniversary of the India Business Forum here yesterday, the president said Ethiopia and India have been trading with each other for centuries. "We have also committed to a grant assistance of USD 600 million that will include an India-Africa Development Fund of USD 100 million and an India-Africa Health Fund of USD 10 million. The Asia-Africa Growth Corridor is another initiative brimming with potential," the president added.He invited business stake-holders in Ethiopia and Africa to partner India in these frameworks and benefit from them.The president pointed out that India is now among the top three foreign investors in Ethiopia. "Indian investments in Ethiopia have had a significant presence in manufacturing and value addition to local resources. His visit is the first by an Indian president to Ethiopia in 45 years since President V V Giri's trip in 1972.
October 06, 2017 08:37 UTC
India's ties with Ethiopia is symbolic of its engagement with Africa, President Ram Nath Kovind said as he invited business stake-holders from the region to partner with and benefit from them. Addressing the India-Ethiopia Business Dialogue, organised to commemorate the 12th Anniversary of the Business Forum here yesterday, the president said Ethiopia and have been trading with each other for centuries. "Indian investments in Ethiopia have had a significant presence in manufacturing and value addition to local resources. His visit is the first by an Indian president to Ethiopia in 45 years since President V V Giri's trip in 1972. (This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
October 06, 2017 07:07 UTC