Ethiopian News

Almaz Ayana, a 24-year-old distance runner from Ethiopia

Ethiopian runner stuns with 10,000-meter world record

Ethiopian runner Almaz Ayana stuns crowd with 10,000-meter world record By Mina Kimes | Aug 12, 2016 A few minutes before the start of Friday morning’s 10,000-meter race, Almaz Ayana, a 24-year-old distance runner from Ethiopia, kneeled on the track and quickly made a cross over her chest. When the prerecorded sound of a gunshot rang through Rio’s Olympic Stadium, the mass of 37 runners took off and swiftly separated into two groups; Ayana and the defending champion from…

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Bamboo Photo

CNN – Ethiopian bamboo: The new green gold of Africa?

(CNN) Money really could grow on trees for a new industry in Ethiopia. CNN Website – Video Link 3:38 Two-thirds of the bamboo in Africa is situated in the upwardly-mobile state, and it is hoped that “green gold” can power growth. “The farmer who has bamboo is rich, but he doesn’t know it,” says Adane Berhe, CEO Adal Industrial PLC, which is helping to build the new industry. Berhe has travelled to China, the global hub of the bamboo trade, to…

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A young man in drought conditions in Ethiopia

US Announces $97 Million for Ethiopia Drought Relief

Voice of America: January 2016 The United States aid agency has announced $97 million in emergency assistance for Ethiopia to help address the “ongoing humanitarian crisis resulting from the impacts of the El Niño phenomenon.” A drought that started in the spring of 2015 is forecasted to ease in early 2016. Rainfall in February and March 2016 was more plentiful but not uniformly distributed. CNN – 3.3.16 – U.S. dispatches emergency aid for Ethiopian drought US Embassy – 3.18.16 – Response…

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