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October 2012

Tsegaye Kebede smashes course record to win Chicago Marathon Atsede Baysa wins women’s race (VIDEO)

CHICAGO Oct 7 (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s Tsegaye Kebede slashed almost a minute off the course record to win the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, leading an African sweep in the 35th running of the race. Kebede stormed to victory in an unofficial time of two hours 04.38 seconds to shatter the previous record of 2:05.39 set

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Meseret Hailu surprises in Kavarna – Women’s World Half Marathon Championships

Kavarna, Bulgaria – Battling against warm and humid conditions, Meseret Hailu led Ethiopia to an upset victory in the team race with her surprise triumph at the 20th edition of the World Half Marathon Championships in Kavarna, Bulgaria. Temperatures along the sunny course that wound through this Black Sea coastal city of 12,000 rose to

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Ethiopia: Junedin Saddo Faces New Sanctions

(OPride) – Embattled Ethiopian minister, Junedin Saddo, is barred from any public activities, government sources told OPride. Saddo is sanctioned from attending the deliberations of the Oromo People’s Democratic Organization (OPDO) Central Committee, the source said on condition of unanimity due to fear of retribution. The meeting, the third since Meles Zenawi died in August,

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Ethiopian Muslims Protest Again Over Government Interference

By William Davison Oct. 5 (Bloomberg) — Several thousand Ethiopian Muslims protested in the capital, Addis Ababa, against what they say is government interference in the election of Islamic council leaders, a participant said. An election for the Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Supreme Council is scheduled to be held on Oct. 7, for the first time

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Saudi Billionaire Signs $600 Million Ethiopian Steel-Plant Deal

By William Davison Oct. 5 (Bloomberg) — An Ethiopian company owned by Saudi billionaire Mohammed al-Amoudi and Italy’s Danieli & C Officine Meccaniche SpA signed a $600 million deal to build the nation’s biggest steel plant, Project Director Shimelis Eshete said. Derba Group’s Toussa steel factory, which will take three years to build at Gelissa

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In Ethiopia: A War on Humanitarian Agencies and Staff

“Safety and Protection of the Humanitarian Agencies and Staff: A Vital Humanitarian Concern” By A Yakume In Depth Africa | October 4, 2012 1. Humanitarian Crisis in the Ogaden Region Somali region (Ogaden) is Ethiopia’s ‘own Darfur, where government runs war and organized human genocide, and blocks food aid delivery and trade, humanitarian access in

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