Ethiopian News



Ferguson riots - Ruling sparks night of violence

The US town of Ferguson has seen rioting and looting after a jury decided not to bring charges over the killing of a black teenager. Michael Brown was shot by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, on 9 August, sparking protests. A police chief said violence in the suburb of St Louis, Missouri, was "probably much worse" than on any night since the teenagers death. St Louis County police chief Jon Belmar said rioters had fired 150 shots. Many in the African-American community had called for Mr Wilson to be charged with murder, but following lengthy deliberations a Missouri grand jury - of nine white and three black members - made ...



179 years old man found in India

A retired cobbler from northern India, Mahashta Mûrasi, claims he was born in January 1835, making him not only the oldest man on earth, but the oldest to have ever lived, according to the Guiness World Records. According to indian officials, the man was born at home in the city of Bangalore on January 6th 1835, and is recorded to have lived in Vârânasî since 1903. He worked as a cobbler in the city until 1957, when he retired at the already venerable age of 122. “I have been alive so long, that my great grand-children have been dead for years” explains Mr Mûrasi. “Somehow death forgot about me… And now there’s hardly an...



28 Years old Artist and Journalist Tigist Mitiku Passed Away

Artist Tigist Mitiku the Young Journalist, Writer and Artist Passed away at the Age of 28. She served at the Local FM radio Station 96.3 and ETV 2 for more than 10 Years. She is known for acting on the movie "Eshohama Atir" and Money more also other serveral short Dramas.



African musicians sing homegrown alternative to Geldofs Band Aid 30

As the latest Band Aid single becomes the fastest-selling single of the year so far, concern is simmering over the style of the fundraising drive, just as it did 30 years ago. Band Aid’s original single was accused of being patronizing, perpetuating a “white savior” narrative; the release of the new video to raise funds to tackle Ebola has triggered accusations that the musicians’ approach to Africa has not evolved. Solome Lemma, co-founder of Africans in the Diaspora and the Africa Responds initiative on Ebola, a fundraising effort to support local organizations working on the issue, said it was commendable that Geldof was hel...



34 million people without toilet in Ethiopia. It stands 5th in the world.

(United Nations, New York, 19 November) — The UN today called on religious, education and opinion leaders in developing regions to join government officials and champion a halt to open defecation, a practice of 1 billion people worldwide — one-sixth of the developing world’s 5.9 billion inhabitants. At UN Headquarters in New York marking World Toilet Day, coordinated by UN-Water, Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson highlighted the health threat posed by lack of access to sanitation, and the particular dangers open defecation poses for women and girls. Said Mr. Eliasson: “We know that political will at the highest level is cri...



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