Ethiopian News



2 Ethiopians Perish After Their Vehicle Crashes Into Lamppost

KUWAIT CITY: Two Ethiopian expatriates died when their vehicle crashed into a lamppost on Wafra Road. According to security sources, when the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information about the accident, securitymen and paramedics rushed to the location. They discovered that the vehicle was almost destroyed and the victims were inside the vehicle. They pulled out the victims to discover they had succumbed to severe injuries. The corpses were referred to the Forensics Department and a case was registered. KUWAIT: An elderly woman, a young man and an Ethiopian maid were killed, while a citizen and a driver were injured in...



Power Outage Severely Affects Light Railway Transit Service

The recently launched public transport service, the Addis Ababa Light Railway Transit (LRT) has been facing a major challenge due to the recurrent nationwide power outage. This week again, the rail transport service was interrupted for more than three hours putting commuters to rely on other means of transport. Recognizing the city’s power transmission lines weak capability of supplying uninterrupted power, the Ethiopian Railways Corporation (ERC) has dedicated a new line connecting the LRT with the national power grid. Two weeks ago, however, sudden technical problem occurred on Gibe I and Tana Beles, causing a nationwide blackout, whi...



Premiere Of Yared Zelekes Lamb At 2016 New York Jewish Film Festival

Yared Zeleke’s film Lamb will premiere in the United States next month on opening night at the 2016 New York Jewish Film Festival. Lamb is the first Ethiopian film to be an official selection at the Cannes Film Festival and the country’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar this year. “Yared Zeleke’s remarkable feature debut tells the story of young Ephraim, who is sent by his father to live among distant relatives after his mother’s death. Ephraim uses his cooking skills to carve out a place among his cousins, but when his uncle decides that Ephraim’s beloved sheep must be sacrificed for the next religious feast, the boy...



Explosion At Mosque Wounds 24 In The Capital

A grenade attack Friday during evening prayers wounded 24 people at the biggest mosque in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, five of them seriously, the government said. Authorities are not sure who is responsible for the attack at the Grand Anwar Mosque but investigations are underway, said Information Minister Getachew Reda. Despite deploying troops to Somalia to fight the al-Qaida-linked militant group al-Shabab, Ethiopia has largely avoided retaliatory attacks from the militants. Al-Shabab has previously targeted Kenya, Uganda and Djibouti who have also deployed troops to Somalia under the banner of the African Union to bolst...



Gaddafis Son Hannibal Freed After Kidnap In Lebanon

Late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafis son Hannibal has been freed after being briefly kidnapped by an armed group in Lebanon, security sources say. In a video shown on Lebanese TV, the captive businessman was seen appealing for more information concerning the 1978 disappearance of the prominent Lebanese Shia cleric Musa al-Sadr. He was freed in the city of Baalbek and dispatched to Beirut, police told AP. The 40-year-old former playboy was given sanctuary in Oman in 2012. His father Muammar was overthrown by rebels in a 2011 uprising. Al-Sadr, one of the most prominent Shia clerics of the 20th Century, disappeared along with two...



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