Haile Gebrselassie has accomplished most things during his reign as the king of distance running, but the Ethiopian will be breaking new ground when he lines up in the 25th Bupa Great South Run, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on 26 October.
Ethiopia Electric Power has announced that 87% of the Gibe III hydropower dam on the Omo River has been completed. Once complete, the project's ten 187MW turbine units will increase the country's energy coverage by 94%. Two of the units are expected to begin generating electricity by Spring 2015.
Talks aimed at ending South Sudan's civil war resumed in Ethiopia on Monday, mediators said, as sporadic fighting continued to rage between rebel and government fighters in the oil-rich country.
Ethiopia has introduced a program to improve food security that combines scientific knowledge with local know how, as new community-based seed banks and training centers try to help farmers meet their basic needs and increase agricultural output.
Some time around the year 2000, the Ethiopian shoe industry faced an unprecedented period. The market began opening its doors to cheaper, shiny and attractive plastic shoes from China that left local dealers anxious about the possibility of being pushed out of business.
Protests in many countries to demand urgent action on climate change have kicked off, with over 2,000 marches taking place around the world. The People's Climate March has been organised to call for action to curb carbon emissions ahead of the UN climate summit in New York next week.
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide after the judge found he killed his girlfriend by mistake.
There are more than 150 species of beetles in the genus Calathus, 17 of which have only been found in the mountains of the Ethiopian Highlands. Now scientists have found two new ones — Calathus juan and Calathus carballalae — and have described them in Annals of the Entomological Society of America.
“13 Months of Sunshine” goes a popular Ethiopian tourism slogan. Ever wondered what it means?
A brochure lures visitors with a promise to “Come to Ethiopia and enjoy 13 months of sunshine.”