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Chinese Billionaire Takes Dozens of Ethiopians On Luxurious Vacation to France

Chinese Billionaire Takes Dozens of Ethiopians On Luxurious Vacation to France

Tiens Global, the Chinese supplementary foods manufacturer and distributor has made headlines last week for taking some 6,400 agents worldwide on what turned out to be the luxurious vacation in France.The Reporter has learnt that some 17 individuals from the Tiens local network of sales agents (preferred to be called “registered customers”) have attended a […]

Elections in Ethiopia – Beyond Winning (and Losing)

Elections in Ethiopia – Beyond Winning (and Losing)

Part I 1 . Introduction Election fever is gaining momentum in Ethiopia. It is ‘Election 2015’, the 5th general election since Ethiopia’s formal adoption of the more (or less) liberal constitution of 1995 that ended the hesitant ‘transition’ from the Derg’s military rule to a western-style representative democracy[1]. The projected aim of the transition was […]

Rescued Ethiopians arrive in Addis Ababa from Libya

Rescued Ethiopians arrive in Addis Ababa from Libya

A group of 35 Ethiopians who had been held in Libya have arrived in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Officials welcomed them at the airport where they flew in from Egypt’s capital, Cairo. Ethiopia said their rescue was made possible “through co-ordinated effort” with the Egyptian government, but it is unclear who was holding them. […]

Ethiopians held in Libya freed by Egyptian army

Ethiopians held in Libya freed  by Egyptian army

A group of Ethiopians who had been kidnapped in Libya arrived at Cairo airport on Thursday after Egyptian army forces rescued them, state media quoted Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as saying. But one Ethiopian in the group, and a Libyan source, appeared to cast doubt on that version of events, saying the men had […]

Meskerem closes marking the end of an era for Ethiopian dining

Meskerem closes marking the end of an era for Ethiopian dining

Restaurant openings are essential nutrients to food writers. We can’t survive without a few juicy coming-soon scoops, filled with all manner of detail about chef, cuisine, decor, investors and anything else we can squeeze out of an available source. But what about closings? How often do we offer more than a dashed-off tweet to acknowledge […]

ISIS claims beheading of African Christian group

ISIS claims beheading of African Christian group

ISIS militants in Libya shot and beheaded groups of captive Ethiopian Christians, a video purportedly from the extremists shows. The attack widens the circle of nations affected by the group’s atrocities while showing its growth beyond a self-declared “caliphate” in Syria and Iraq. The release of the 29-minute video comes a day after Afghanistan’s president […]

Oldest human tools discovered in Africa?

Oldest human tools discovered in Africa?

New York: Researchers claim to have discovered the oldest human tools in Africa, dating back 3.3 million years – several hundred thousand years before our genus Homo hit the scene. The stone flakes found are 700,000 years older than the oldest-known tools to date, researchers said. Until now, the earliest known stone tools had been […]

British citizens and a Somali jailed for trying to establish an Islamic state

British citizens and a Somali jailed for trying to establish an Islamic state

Two British citizens and a Somali man have been jailed in Ethiopia for trying to establish an Islamic state, a radio affiliated to the government reports.The UK Foreign Office has confirmed the detention of two British nationals.The three men, who received terms ranging from four to seven years, were alleged to have had links with […]

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