Latest Ethiopian News - International Announces Giveaway Prizes Announces Giveaway PrizesAugust 11, 2010 -- In celebration of its launch two years ago,, the leading internet portal in Ethiopia, today announced that it is holding a lottery draw to give away several prizes free to its viewers. The prizes include the grand prize: Brand New Toshiba Laptop. Anyone can apply to be included in this draw subject to the rules and eligibility criteria given in the announcement.


Eight days in India: Ethiopian Traveler’s Memoir

Taj Mahal Hotel

By Eden Habtamu, Ezega News


Addis Ababa, October 26, 2009 ( -- Eden Habtamu visited India recently. She wrote this report about her visit to India, and her stay in Mumbai and Goa. Here follows her travel diary.


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Foreign Development Aid: How much is Ethiopia getting?

By Ezega Staff

AfricaAddis Ababa, October 5, 2009 ( -- How much is Ethiopia really getting in foreign development aid? We hear donations made by one country or the other almost every week. We wanted to know how much aid is really flowing into the country. Whereas it is difficult to document all forms of aid the country received over the past several years, data is available about development aid Ethiopia received from member countries of OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Deve

Top 10 countries with the highest Death Rate

The top 10 countries with highest death rate are found in Africa. And much of this attributable to AIDS. Ethiopia's death rate is 11.83 deaths per 1000 population, as per CIA estimate for 2008. With estimated population of 85 Million, this means roughly 1 Million people die every year for various reasons. Ethiopia's birth rate is estimated at 43.66 per 1000 population. This means Ethiopia's population is currently growing by 3.2% annually, adding about 2.7 Million people to its population this year alone.

Life Expectancy Trend: Africa Vs Europe & Asia
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 23, 2009 ( - Life expectancy rates for much of the world have steadily improved over the years. As may be expected, some regions did much better than others. The figure below shows life expectancy trends for Africa, Asia, and Western Europe. For Western Europe, between 1950 and 2008, life expectancy has gone up from below 70 years to over 80 years. The improvement has been even more dramatic in Asia. Between 1950 and 2005, life expectancy in Asia increased from about 40 years to 70 years.
In contrast, in much of Africa, the
Alleged Killer may have known murdered US Diplomat

Brian Adkins, Ethiopia NewsAddis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 12, 2009 ( - US diplomat Brian Adkins, 26, was found dead in his residence in Addis Ababa on Tuesday, February 2, 2009. Federal Police caught the suspect one week later in the northern part of Ethiopia, in South Wolo, Were-Illu Gemma village. According to press reports, the suspect was captured with the late US Diplomat’s properties, including laptop, mobile phone, camera, and some documents.

It is believed that the suspect has already admitted to committing the homicide.
Chinese Investments in Ethiopia: Political Warfare Operations or South-South Cooperation?

Desta, Asayehgn Ph.D.,  Sarlo Distinguished Professor of Business Economics, Dominican University of California




Africa has become more important, due to its growing role in supplying oil, gas,

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