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News stories

Jubilant Ethiopians celebrate as Ethiopia qualifies for Africa Cup of Nations [audio]

 

By Kirubel Tadesse
Thursday, 18 October 2012 11:41

Jubilant soccer fans in Addis Ababa on Sunday.  PHOTO: Michael Fassil

Freelance journalist and Associated Press reporter Kirubel Tadesse’s round-up of significant news events in Ethiopia.

 

In this report, Kirubel describes scenes of jubilation in Addis Ababa on Sunday following the national football team’s win over Sudan which qualified Ethiopia for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations tournament to be held in South Africa.

 

Also covered in this report are: the eagerly anticipated concert of music superstar Teddy Afro to be staged in Addis Ababa on Saturday, 20 October; the lingering giant images in Addis Ababa of the late Meles Zenawi as well as the use of the former PM’s image as backdrop for news bulletin presentations on the government-controlled TV; the continuing delay in naming the country’s next foreign minister; and the inconvenience being experienced by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn due to the government’s continued failure to make arrangements for him to move into the palace.

   

Two newspapers claim they are prevented from printing [audio]

 

By Kirubel Tadesse
Thursday, 11 October 2012 14:38

Two newspapers claim they are prevented from printing

Freelance journalist and Associated Press reporter Kirubel Tadesse’s round-up of significant news events in Ethiopia.

 

In this report Kirubel talks about recent complaints made by an independent newspaper and a newspaper of an opposition party that they are prevented from printing their respective newspapers in Ethiopia, the opening of Parliament for the year 2005 and opening speech given by frail President Girma Wolde-Giorgis who arrived in Parliament in a wheelchair and the 2013 African Cup of Nations qualifier match between Ethiopia and Sudan to be held in Addis Ababa on Sunday, 14 October 2012.

   

A book of personal stories to inspire

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 October 2012 09:02
By Befekir Kebede
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 12:29

A book of stories to inspire

An ambitious Ethiopian coffee table book project aiming to detail profile stories of some of the highflyers of the Ethiopian diaspora has been launched in the United States.

 

The book project, Flowers of Today, Seeds of Tomorrow, is the brainchild of Los Angeles resident and founder of Tsehai Publishers Elias Wondimu.

 

   

The wedding of Teddy Afro and Amleset Muche [audio]

 

By Kirubel Tadesse
Saturday, 29 September 2012 19:19

The wedding of Teddy Afro and Amleset Muche

Freelance journalist and Associated Press reporter Kirubel Tadesse’s round-up of significant news events in Ethiopia.

 

In this report Kirubel talks about the annual Demera/bonfire lighting celebrations held at Meskel Square in Addis Ababa and in many other parts of the country to mark the festival of Meskel, the wedding on Thursday of Ethiopian pop singer Teddy Afro and actress and filmmaker Amleset Muche, the recent confirmation of Hailemariam Desalegn as Ethiopia’s Prime Minister and his first overseas trip as PM to take part in the United Nations General Assembly's annual meeting.

   

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