The story of Ethiopia and the black lion
By Befekir Kebede
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 22:14
Researchers have announced this month that DNA tests on a number of Ethiopian lions carried out in Addis Ababa Zoo have confirmed that Ethiopian lions are genetically distinct from all other lions of Africa. According to this scientific announcement, published in the New Scientist journal, Ethiopian lions have a distinctive dark mane, which covers the head, neck, chest and belly. This explains why Ethiopian lions are called black lions.
The new generation that wants to lead
By Befekir Kebede
Thursday, 04 October 2012 22:39
A 27-year-old Ethiopian woman who lived in the city of Montreal in the Canadian province of Quebec tragically died in 2011. Her friends remember her as a person of great passion and vision who wanted and worked hard to create a dynamic Ethiopian community association with her fellow Ethiopians in Montreal. Following the untimely death of the civic-minded Selam Fentaye, her friends got together and took her lead to make the dream that she had for her community a reality. The result was Ye Selam Association of Quebec which came into being in March 2011. Members of the association prefer to call it the Selam Mahber – mehaber is the Amharic name for association – so that its Ethiopian-ness is recognised instantly.
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn — up close and personal
By Kirubel Tadesse
Sunday, 23 September 2012 17:23
The Ethiopian Federal Parliament on Friday convened a rare emergency session. The agenda items were equally extraordinary, appointing a new prime minister was unthinkable as recently as a month ago.
After missing from the public eye for weeks, former prime minister Meles Zenawi was announced dead on 20 August at a Belgian hospital. Illness? Not disclosed to date.
When they say democrats and visionary leaders
Tuesday, 04 September 2012 21:54
So much for the stated intentions of the West to promote freedom and democracy, the world has seen many explicit instances where the West has actively engaged in activities that have undermined human rights and democracy in many parts of the world.
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