Lelisa Desisa and Mamitu Daska win Bronz in New York City Marathon

Ethiopian Athletes won Bronze both in the men’s and women’s events of New York City marathon today. Lelisa Desisa finished third in the men’s race that featured plenty of drama, with Kamworor holding off countryman Wilson Kipsang by just three seconds in a mad dash to the finish, earning his first win in the process. Kamworor came in with a time of 2:10:53, followed by Kipsang in second place and Lelisa Desisa coming in third with a time of 2:11:32. Desisa has won Boston marathon on two occasions, in 2013 and 2015. Meb Kiflehzighi of…

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Ethiopian born Mohammad Al Amoudi Arrested in Saudi Arabia

Ethiopian born Mohammad al-Amoudi, one of the richest men in the world and the most prominent investors in Ethiopia, is detained in Saudi Arabia today. He is among several high profile princes, ministers and businessmen that were arrested over an alleged corruption. According to an update provided by a local Saudi online media outlet, the detainees include 11 princes and 38 current and former officials. All 49 were arrested for charges of “corruption”, following an investigation led by the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. In a statement, Saudi Arabia’s Attorney…

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Hundeen Keenya Tokko

This poem was posted on Facebook on November 16 2016. The author talks about the need of unity. You may follow the author here. Ilmi abbaa tokkoo Maaliif waliin oodaa? Sanyiidhaan wal hiree Maaf wal dhowwa qooda? . Karuma qubni seene silaa horfee seena harkii Nutu hoo waliif diinaa Orma hin jedhiinaa Lakkii. . “Ejjaa warra abaluu Ishee abaaramtuu Kun nuballeessiti nutti hin dabalamtu . Warra akkasii kana Hortee warra Shawaa Ijoollee wallaggaa Harargeerraa dhowwaa . Warri kamisee sun Isaan warra Wallooti Nuti warri Baalee ijoollee Waaqooti . Elaa isaan Gujii Isaansun…

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Balcha Saafo and the fall of a great warrior to the trickery of Haile Selassie

“Do not underestimate the power of Tafari. He creeps like a mouse but he has jaws of a lion.” Balcha Safo of Sidamo’s last words before entering the monastery. Note: this article was originally posted here on Facebook. In the mid-1920s, the powerful warlords of Ethiopia were coming to the realization that a young man of the nobility named Haile Selassie, also known as Ras Tafari, was out competing them all and nearing the point where he could proclaim himself their leader, unifying the country for the first time in…

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አዳዲስ ክስተቶች 

Note: This observation analyzes the current political affairs in Ethiopia and the stare down between OPDO, TPLF and the military.  It was posted on Dr Dereje Gerafa Tullu’s FB Page on 29 October 2017. The post is slightly edited (mostly formatting for better readability) ዕይታ 1: ኦህዲድ ውስጥ ከዚህ በኃላ operation አካሂዶ አንዱን ጥሎ አንዱን ማንገስ እጅግ ከባድ ደረጃ ላይ ደርሷል።ከዚህ በኃላ አይቻልም ባይባልም ይህንን ኦፕሬሽን ኦህዲድ ውስጥ ከመሞከር ህወሃት ውስጥ መሞከር ይቀላል።ይህ ማለት አንድ ሁለት የኦህዲድ አመራር አባላት የማፈንገጥ ፍላጎት ወይም የተለመደውን የመላላክ አባዜ አይኖራቸውም ማለት አይደለም።አሁን ኦህዲድ ውስጥ…

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