Monthly Archives: January 2012

Ethiopia’s Abshero scorches to Dubai marathon win

(AFP) – Jan 27, 2012 DUBAI — Ethiopian Ayele Abshero ran the fourth fastest time ever in winning the Dubai marathon here on Friday. Abshero, who has just turned 21, also clocked the fastest winning debut in history, taking the

Ethiopian PM Meles Zenawi says troops to leave Somalia

January 27, 2012 | BBC NEWS Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has said he will withdraw his troops from Somalia once African Union forces are there. “We expect the Amisom [African Union] troops to be able to fill in the

Five Europeans killed in attack in remote Ethiopia

Jan 18, 2012 By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Gunmen killed five European tourists and kidnapped two further foreigners and two Ethiopians in northern Ethiopia’s remote Afar region where separatist rebels have operated, the government said on

Bekele still undecided about London Games

Fri Jan 6, 2012 Olympic 5,000 and 10,000 metres champion Kenenisa Bekele said on Friday he had not yet decided whether to defend his titles at this year’s London Olympics. The 29-year-old Ethiopian, who had not raced on the track