Ethiopian News

Ethiopia misses out on African Cup 2015

In Group A, South Africa finished top of the standings while Nigeria, the 2013 Afcon champions, failed to qualify for the tournament next year. Bafana Bafana’s 2-2 draw against Nigeria coupled with Congo’s 1-0 win over Sudan in the other group game sees South Africa in first place with 12 points, followed by Congo with ten points, Nigeria with eight points and Sudan with three points. In Group B, Algeria saw their undefeated run in qualifying come to an end following a 2-0 loss to Mali which ensured their qualification after Ethiopia and Malawi played to a 0-0 draw. Algeria topped Group B with 15 points, followed by Mali on nine...

Mother gives birth to a 6.5 Kg baby

A mother has given birth to a 6.5 Kg baby today at the Ghandi memorial hospital in Addis; FBC writes. The mother has previously given birth to two babies through surgery who were also over sized. As Dr. Dereje Alemayehu of Ghandi Memorial told FBC, both the mother and the baby are in a very good condition.

Young rapper to be UNICEFs National Ambassador to Ethiopia

UNICEF is set to sign an agreement with young rap singer Abelone Melese tomorrow afternoon. The UN Agency for Children and Education said the signing ceremony will be held in light of the appointment of Abelone as an advocate for children. The signing ceremony is scheduled to take place at UNICEF’s Office inside the ECA Compound. Acting UNICEF Ethiopia Representative, Patrizia DiGiovanni, Norway’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Andreas Gaarder, UNICEF Staff and media representatives are expected to attend the signing ceremony. Twenty year old rap singer, Abelone Melesse, is a Norwegian citizen with Ethiopian origin and is currently receiv...

Kirkos District Seals 140 Houses to Make Way for Five Star Hotels

Kazanchis is gearing up for more high rise development as officials of Woreda eight, of the Kirkos district, seal 140 houses occupying 26ha of land, to be cleared and prepared for lease. A further 20ha land will be cleared in the next fiscal year. The 140 houses are all kebele properties. There are also 60 houses that are either privately owned or owned by the Government Houses Agency (GHA). The sealing of the private houses has been delayed until officials have worked out the compensation due to owners. Contracts with occupiers of GHA houses will be annulled in 15 days, said Tadele Asmamaw, the Woreda Houses & Construction Development Of...

Malawi police intercept 100 Ethiopians in Karonga district

Police in Malawi’s Karonga near the border with Tanzania have intercepted 100 illegal Ethiopian migrants who entered the country without authorised documents, a spokesperson said Tuesday.Karonga police spokesperson Enock Livason said the Ethiopian migrants were arrested together with five Malawians who had facilitated their illegal entry. Source:

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