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Portuguese Mariano Barreto appointed as head coach of Ethiopian team

Portuguese Mariano Barreto appointed as head coach of Ethiopian team

Apr. 23 | By Aaron Maasho (Reuters) – ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopia have named Portugal’s Mariano Barreto as coach, the head of the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) said on Wednesday. Barreto, a former Ghana coach and assistant manager of Dynamo Moscow,...

Sudan blames Egypt for blocking international loans for Ethiopia’s hydro-dam

Sudan blames Egypt for blocking international loans for Ethiopia’s hydro-dam

Apr. 21 | Egypt is threatening Sudan’s safety by blocking international loans for Ethiopia’s hydro-dam, said Sudan’s top official of Eastern Blue Nile State Hussein Ahmad. According to the Sudanese mp, cash-strapped Ethiopia will end up shortcutting the hydrodam...

The EVE of Ethiopian Easter in Addis Ababa (Video)

The EVE of Ethiopian Easter in Addis Ababa (Video)

Apr. 20 | Thousands of Ethiopians are celebrating Easter in Ethiopia, commemorating the day when according to Christian tradition Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem two millennia ago. Please watch the video below that shows the EVE of Ethiopian Easter in various...

Ethiopia returns to her senses on the Gay issue

Ethiopia returns to her senses on the Gay issue

Apr. 17 | By Daniel Berhane The last two months have seen an escalation of anti-gay rhetoric in the Ethiopian media. Local anti-gay activists, who are thought to be funded by American Christian fundamentalists, stepped up their activities after the controversial...

9 civilians shot dead as unknown armed men open fire in Benishangul

9 civilians shot dead as unknown armed men open fire in Benishangul

Apr. 16 | Awramba Times (Addis Ababa) – Nine civilians lost their lives on Wednesday morning as unidentified armed men sprayed bullets on a civil car in Benishangul Gumuz, Sherkole woreda, a press statement from the government communication affairs office said. “Unknown...

Goran Stevanović fails to reach deal to coach Ethiopian national team

Goran Stevanović fails to reach deal to coach Ethiopian national team

Apr. 15 | Awramba Times (Addis Ababa) – Serbian football manager and former player, Goran Stevanović won’t be taking charge of the Ethiopian National Football Team. The 47-year-old Stevanović had been close to filling the head coach’s position...

Ethiopia: Defense Ministry Ready to Protect the Grand Renaissance Dam

Ethiopia: Defense Ministry Ready to Protect the Grand Renaissance Dam

Apr. 12 | Ethiopia’s Minister of Defense, Siraj Fegessa, has told the country’s legislators that his ministry is prepared to shield the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) from any attacks. He relayed this information while presenting his ministry’s bi-annual...

ARTICLE 19 says its staffer detained in Ethiopia

ARTICLE 19 says its staffer detained in Ethiopia

Apr. 11 | (Article 19)  – Ethiopian immigration officials detained a member of staff from ARTICLE 19’s East Africa office on 3 April for 29 hours without any access to legal advice or consular support. Fortunately, Patrick Mutahi, a trainer in protection,...

MEDREK or the End of a Political Masquerade? (Messay Kebede, PhD)

MEDREK or the End of a Political Masquerade? (Messay Kebede, PhD)

Apr. 9 | It is now abundantly clear that the project of creating a strong multiparty opposition by uniting unitary parties and ethnic parties is anything but feasible. The inability of MEDREK to achieve unity despite numerous attempts as well as Dr. Negaso Gidada’s––who...

Aanolee Memorial Monument colorfully inaugurated in Arsi

Aanolee Memorial Monument colorfully inaugurated in Arsi

Apr. 8 | Awramba Times (Hetosa, Arsi) – The Aanolee memorial monument which was erected as a tribute to the Arsi Oromos who were victims of the Emperor Menelik’s imperial expansion, in the 19th century, colorfully inaugurated in the presence of high-level...

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