Monthly Archives: April 2011

Obama appoints Ejeta to agricultural development board

Tom Campbell, Purdue University | Western Farm Press Purdue University distinguished professor of agronomy and World Food Prize laureate Gebisa Ejeta has received a presidential appointment to the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development. The board advises the administrator

Ethiopian ‘Sesame Street’ teaches life-saving lessons

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Bruktawit Tigabu is the co-creator of children’s TV show “Tsehai Loves Learning” Show uses puppets, animation to teach health lessons Program’s characters use Amharic, Ethiopia’s most widely spoken language For children who don’t have access to TV, Tigabu

Ethiopia sack British coach Onuora after cows comment

By Aaron Maasho, (Reuters) – Ethiopia have sacked British coach Iffy Onuora a month after they were thrashed 4-0 by Nigeria in an African Nations Cup qualifier, an official said on Monday. “Mr Onuora was relieved from his position on

Tsegaye of Ethiopia wins Belgrade Marathon

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) – Gebrselassie Tsegaye of Ethiopia won the 24th Belgrade Marathon on Sunday, ending five years of dominance by Kenyan runners. Tsegaye finished the race in 2 hours, 14 minutes, 41 seconds. Michael Rutto Chetoo from Kenya was

Haile Gebrselassie makes winning return in Vienna

VIENNA (USA Today) — Haile Gebrselassie made a winning return from injury by taking a half marathon event on Sunday during the Vienna City Marathon. The Ethopian great, who turns 38 on Monday, covered the 21.1-kilometer (13.1-mile) distance in 1

Haile Gebrselassie shares secrets of his success

Susannah Palk, CNN — As the fastest long-distance runner ever, Haile Gebrselassie knows a thing or two about ambition and drive. In a career spanning almost two decades, the two-time gold medalist and current marathon world-record holder has redefined the art

Gebrselassie eyes marathon gold at London 2012

Vienna (AFP)— Ethiopia’s marathon world record holder Haile Gebrselassie hopes to win a gold medal still missing in his trophy cabinet at next year’s London Olympics, despite his recent retirement announcement. “I want to win Olympic gold in the marathon

Fostering Education in Ethiopia

Former Southdown Primary principal leads effort to provide books, training for children. By Ken Ryan, Patch In a world of nearly 7 billion human beings, former Southdown Primary School principal Helen Boxwill proved once again that a single person can make