Ethiopian, Guatemalan win 2015 Miami Marathon
Road runners hit the street in Downtown Miami on Sunday for the the 2015 Miami Marathon and Half Marathon, and it was truly an international affair.
More than 20,000 people from at least 80 countries and all 50 states participated in the events. Runners started off in the downtown area before passing through the scenic beaches and the Art District.
Winning the women's marathon was 24-year-old Alemnesh Eshetu Habtemikael from Ethiopia, who edged out Argentinean Maria Peralta by two seconds. Emotions ran high after the close finish, as Peralta reportedly screamed obscenities in Spanish at the African victor.
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Ivica Dacic to visit Ethiopia on January 26
Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister Ivica Dacic, who is also foreign minister, will be paying a visit to Ethiopia on Monday and Tuesday, January 26 and 27, to take part in the 26th session of the Executive Council of the African Union.
While in Addis Abeba, Dacic will meet with Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, and other senior officials of the Commission, including Deputy Chairperson Erastus Mwencha and Commissioner for Peace and Security Smail Chergui, the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.
Dacic will also meet with the Ethiopian foreign minister, as well as with the foreign ministers of Algeria, Angola, Morocco, Kenya and other African countries, with which Serbia seeks to further improve bilateral relations and political dialogue, in particular economic cooperation, for which there are significant possibilities and a mutual interest, the statement said.
Source: In News
Ethiopian Airlines Gears up for Dreamliner Number 11
Ethiopian Airlines is set to take delivery of their 11th B787-8 Dreamliner before the end of January, it was learnt yesterday. The aircraft with the manufacturers’ serial number MSN 36111, according to information sourced, took to the air for the first time on the 12th of January and has been registered as ET-ASG. Powered by two GEnx-1B engines will the aircraft help boost the airline’s capacity to increase frequencies and destinations served by this aircraft type.
One of the new routes to be served by the B787-8 will be Addis Ababa – Dublin – Los Angeles from June onwards, reportedly with traffic rights on all sectors. This will allow ET to offer the Irish market another option to reach the West Coast of the United States nonstop out of Dublin. It is also the only nonstop connection from Ireland to Africa. Other new destinations in Europe, China and the Far East have recently been announced too, including Tokyo Narita which will be served via Hong Kong, making Ethiopian the number one African carrier to the South and Far East.
Fence fall down on Students, one died, 10 injured
Addis Abeba:- Admas Radio reported yesterday that, a fence of Firehiwot secondary school, located in Nefas Silk area, fall down due to a construction next door and around 11 students injured.
Today, we have received the sad news that one of the students, Tsion Negusu passed away. Her family announced that her funeral will be on Monday at St. Mary Church. Tsion was a 9th grade student.
Ethiopian Sentayehu Merga wins Hong Kong Marathon
Hong Kong – Sentayehu Merga of Ethiopia won the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon here today in a time of 2:13.00. He was followed in second place by fellow compatriot Fikre Assefa with just 5 seconds behind.
In the women’s race, Kim Hye Gyong of DRK Korea, who finished seventh in last year’s Asian Games, caused a minor surprise when she won in 2:31:46.
Meskerem Assefa, of Ethiopia, was second in 2.33.57, with her compatriot Tsehay Desalegn third in 2.34.06 while 2014 champion Rehima Kedir, also Ethiopian, finished sixth in 2:34:53.
Africa to hold 17 elections in 2015, Zambia leading the way
By Elias Meseret, Dire Tube Correspondent
Seventeen countries in Africa are set to hold general elections in 2015, the African Union has announced. The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, made the announcement after congratulating the people of Zambia for organising “an exemplary, successful and peaceful election.”
“The Chairperson is gratified with this violence-free election in Zambia, which sets the pace for the remaining 17 elections planned to take place on our continent in 2015,” the AU said. The Zambian Independent Electoral Commission has reportedly conducted a peaceful poll which has resulted in the election of Edgar Lungu of the ruling Patriotic Front, and also Minister of Defence and Justice as the new President of Zambia.
The Chairperson of the AU Commission has congratulated Edgar Lungu for his victory, and has wished him a successful tenure in office. Lungu’s mandate runs until elections in 2016, completing the remainder of Late President Micahel Sata's term following his death in October 2014.
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