Ethiopian News



Addis Acquires A New Women- Centered Hotel For The First Time

Mosaic Hotel, a brand new women- centered hotel, has opened its door for business on December 5, 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Hotel, located around Bole Medhanialem, consists of 78 rooms and aspires to be a 4 star Hotel. The Hotel will be the first one in Addis in terms of having a large number of women in its management and vendors for the hotel are mostly women. The Hotel also plans to give scholarships and on the job training for young girls that are interested in the hospitality industry. “We strongly believe in women empowerment and are currently assisting women in various capacities,” a statement the Hotel released read...



Ethiopians and Kenyans Dominate The 30th Pune Marathon

In the traditional fight over dominance between Ethiopian and Kenyan runners at Pune Marathon, the former came out on top to snatch Full Marathon and Half Marathon prizes for men, while a Tanzanian bagged the Half Marathon (International) prize in women’s category. Last year, Kenyan runner Amos Maiyo Maidi had won the race, beating Ethiopian Regassa Bejiga. This year, 33-year-old Ethiopian Belay Mamo Abadoyo finished first beating Maidi, who was favorite to win the race. Belay completed the race in 2 hours 17 minutes and 35 seconds, beating Maidi who was just behind him. Maidi bettered his last year record of 2 hours 18 minutes and 36 seco...



Ethiopian Man Found Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity In Murder

A man accused of attacking and killing a D.C. corrections official at her Alexandria apartment was found not guilty by reason of insanity Thursday as part of a deal with prosecutors, authorities said. Dawit Seyoum, 30, was charged with first-degree murder in the September 2014 slaying of Carolyn Cross, a deputy corrections director in the District. He had pursued an insanity defense at two trials, and each time, jurors in the case deadlocked. There was no dispute that Seyoum killed Cross by hitting her 15 times with a wrench and taping a plastic bag over her head after he followed her into her apartment, though prosecutors and defense ...



Ethiopian Dr Zebib Yenus Shines Again In Science Awards

L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Sub-Saharan Africa 2015 program honors Africa’s female scientists, and one of the exceptional scientists from across Sub-Saharan Africa was Dr Zebib Yenus. Dr Zebib was awarded this prestigious award on Wednesday, 2 December 2015. This prestigious Award Ceremony took place on the evening of 2 December at The Venue in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg. She is among the three postdoctoral and other doctoral fellows who have been named as winners of the 2015 L’Oréal-UNESCO Regional Fellowships For Women in Science in Sub-Saharan Africa. Other winners include from South Africa, and Nigeria. Dr Zebib is a y...



Ethiopia reduces poverty rate by half

(Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) Massive agricultural investment and an uncompromising adherence to pro-poor government spending –70% of public investment – has put Ethiopia New Report: How Ethiopia has halved its Poverty Rateon course this year to halve poverty compared to two decades ago. New research by UK think tank the Overseas Development Institute finds that a massive investment in the agricultural sector, which employs three in four Ethiopians, has been the biggest driver for poverty reduction in the country – it alone has cut poverty by 7% between 2005 and 2011. The report, “One foot on the ground, one foot in the air” says t...



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