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Three students who just returned from a mission trip to East Africa caused Ebola scares at one Oklahoma high school.

Ethiopia was emerging as an exemplary model to the rest of the world in terms of addressing climate change challenges while making advances on the economic front, Fritz Jung, the representative of bilateral development cooperation at German Embassy to Addis Ababa, told Inter Press Service . He also said that the international community identified Ethiopia as "one of the front-runners of international climate policy, if not the leading African country."

From October 26, 2014, ANA passengers will be able to book connecting flights on Ethiopian Airlines between Addis Ababa and Bangkok, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Paris, London, Nairobi and Mombasa through ANA. Ethiopian CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam, said: 'Our code share partnership will give our customers traveling between Africa and Japan the best possible connectivity options with one ticket and one single check-in at first boarding airport.

[ERTA]Star Alliance members, Ethiopian Airlines and Japan's leading airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) signed a code-share agreement.
[Reporter]After the recent alert issued by the US embassy in Addis Ababa regarding a possible terrorist attack by Al-Shabaab around Bole area and the news about Ebola virus surfacing in Ethiopia, the officials at the Ministry Of Foreign Affairs (MoFA)
[Reporter]After the recent alert issued by the US embassy in Addis Ababa regarding a possible terrorist attack by Al-Shabaab around Bole area and the news about Ebola virus surfacing in Ethiopia, the officials at the Ministry Of Foreign Affairs (MoFA)

Ethiopia is said to come to an agreement with three international financial institutions; the US based JP Morgan, the French BNP Paribas and the German Deutsche Bank for the sale of bonds. Sources told Capital that other financial firms like Barclays Bank and US Exim Bank are also tipped to sale the bonds issued by the government.

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said that the country will attain the 11.4 percent economic growth it has planned for this fiscal year. He said this while the House of People's Representative discussed President Mulatu Teshome's motion for the speech.

Egypt: Crisscrossing (October 20, 2014, 2:00 am)

Though Ethiopia has repeatedly asserted that GERD has no significant harm on Sudan and Egypt, they were skeptic and nervous about the potential impact the project. As Ethiopia's assertion of "no significant harm" did not quiet down their apprehension, Ethiopia proposed the establishment of international panel of experts that would assess the impact of the dam on the lower riparian countries.

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's government said it hopes U.S. authorities will prosecute protesters who tried to take down the national flag on the grounds of its embassy in Washington.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's government said it hopes U.S. authorities will prosecute protesters who tried to take down the national flag on the grounds of its embassy in Washington.
Religious Extremism on Both Side of the Fence (October 19, 2014, 10:38 pm)

There have been many things said about faith and religion. In my view faith or religion is an individual and personal intrinsic wealth, and not a merchandise or commodity that's meant to be merchandised or manipulated for personal gain.

The problem of child marriage is common to both Ethiopia and India and both can learn from each other's development models for tackling it, experts said here Friday.
Kenya's Laban Korir, Ethiopia's Mulu Seboka win Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Eric Gillis and Lanni Marchant top Canadians for second year in a rowIt was a brisk day in Toronto as almost 27,000 ...
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS): The problem of child marriage is common to both Ethiopia and India and both can learn from each other's development models for tackling it, experts said here Friday.
Kenya's Laban Korir, Ethiopia's Mulu Seboka win Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Eric Gillis and Lanni Marchant top Canadians for second year in a rowIt was a brisk day in Toronto as almost 27,000 ...
Kenya: Army Kill Gunmen, Seize Explosives (October 19, 2014, 3:38 pm)

A four-wheel drive vehicle was intercepted at the Kenya-Ethiopia boarder as it tried to cross into Kenya laden with explosives on Saturday. Kenya Defence Forces under AMISOM together with Somali National Army intercepted the vehicle with Kenyan registration plates as it attempted to cross the border into Kenya at Dolo-Ethiopia through Moyale.

42km of Beijing smog for marathoners (October 19, 2014, 2:00 pm)

If running a 42 kilometer foot race was not tough enough, Sunday's Beijing International Marathon saw thousands of competitors brave a "hazardous" smog which engulfed the Chinese capital.

Ambassador Taye Atsle Selassie from that ministry told that to international diplomats in Addis Ababa yesterday. This followed after the US Embassy in Addis Ababa said it has credible information that Alshabaab are planning to carry out attacks at Boole area in Addis Ababa where there are many hotels, other business premises and bars frequented by foreigners.

Tesfa-Alem Tekle October 18, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopia condemned "in the strongest terms" a deadly attack carried out against peacekeepers of the African Union-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). Three Ethiopian peacekeepers were attacked on Thursday as they were guarding a water borehole near Korma in northern Darfur. According to UNAMID, two of the peacekeepers were killed instantly ...
Tesfa-Alem Tekle October 18, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopia condemned "in the strongest terms" a deadly attack carried out against peacekeepers of the African Union-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). Three Ethiopian peacekeepers were attacked on Thursday as they were guarding a water borehole near Korma in northern Darfur. According to UNAMID, two of the peacekeepers were killed instantly ...
Thriving on the Central Coast (October 18, 2014, 7:38 pm)

Leza Cassidy, then a 13-year-old orphan, was living in her native Ethiopia during the first part of 2011.

The GIZ, German government-backed international enterprise for sustainable development, Sustainable Land Management programme in northern Ethiopia. The programme includes promoting the use of terracing, crop rotation systems, improvement of pastureland and permanent green cover etc.

Bangalore, Oct 18 (PTI) Following criticism over American sprinter Justin Gatlin's nomination for the IAAF Athlete of the Year Award, legendary long-distance runner Haile Gebrselassie today said it was normal that "once an athlete loses trust he loses everything".
[Egypt Online]President Abdel Fattah El Sisi held a meeting Thursday with ministers of irrigation of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt on the Renaissance Dam.
[IPS]Addis Ababa -Ethiopia has experienced its fair share of environmental damage and degradation but nowadays it is increasingly setting an example on how to combat climate change while also achieving economic growth.
[IPS]Addis Ababa -Ethiopia has experienced its fair share of environmental damage and degradation but nowadays it is increasingly setting an example on how to combat climate change while also achieving economic growth.

Ethiopian Water and Energy Minister Alemayehu Tegenu hailed Egypt's decision to resume the three-way dialogue with Sudan and Ethiopia on the Renaissance Dam last August. He also applauded the positive atmosphere which prevailed in the two meetings, which were held in Khartoum in August and Addis Ababa in September.

[SciDev.Net]The community seed bank in Chefe Donsa, a village two hours' drive east of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, collects and preserves the seeds of local crops to ensure farmers have a steady supply of seeds to sow each year.
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The problem of child marriage is common to both Ethiopia and India and both can learn from each other's development models for tackling it, experts said here Friday.
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The problem of child marriage is common to both Ethiopia and India and both can learn from each other's development models for tackling it, experts said here Friday.
Ethiopia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the country is protected at all times from attacks by the Somali militant group al-Shabab but is asking its citizens to be vigilant. The American Embassy in Addis Ababa issued a terror warning earlier this week. Ethiopia’s government says that despite the terror alert issued by the U.S. Embassy this week, the country is safe. Ambassador Taye Atske ...
Ethiopia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the country is protected at all times from attacks by the Somali militant group al-Shabab but is asking its citizens to be vigilant. The American Embassy in Addis Ababa issued a terror warning earlier this week. Ethiopia’s government says that despite the terror alert issued by the U.S. Embassy this week, the country is safe. Ambassador Taye Atske ...

Ethiopia's capital city, Addis Ababa, has a name that means "new flower". But for the 4 million plus people living there, it's more likely to conjure up images of worsening pollution and traffic gridlock.

Tesfa-Alem Tekle October 16, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – The US embassy in Ethiopia on has warned of a possible terrorist attack by the Somali militant group al-Shabaab on the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. In a statement issued on its website Wednesday, the US State Department said the embassy has received reports of al-Shabaab's intent to launch attacks in and around Addis Ababa's Bole district ...
Tesfa-Alem Tekle October 16, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – The US embassy in Ethiopia on has warned of a possible terrorist attack by the Somali militant group al-Shabaab on the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. In a statement issued on its website Wednesday, the US State Department said the embassy has received reports of al-Shabaab's intent to launch attacks in and around Addis Ababa's Bole district ...
PH, Ethiopia sign air services accord (October 16, 2014, 11:00 pm)

The Philippines and Ethiopia signed the other day its first air services agreement (ASA), allowing for direct flights between the two countries. According to Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) executive director Carmelo Arcilla, the newly signed ASA allows for seven flights between Manila and Ethiopia per week as well as unlimited flights between Ethiopia and other airports in the Philippines except ...
Ethiopia wants protesters who breached its US embassy compound charged, calls them terrorists
Ethiopia: Addis Court Convicts Journalist (October 16, 2014, 9:38 pm)

[CPJ]Nairobi -An Ethiopian court on Monday convicted journalist and magazine owner Temesghen Desalegn in connection with a 2012 defamation case, according to news reports and local journalists.
Flights stop in Dublin en route to Addis Ababa and seats will be sold on each of the legs.                
Why marathon records are often set in Berlin
They ran, they conquered (October 16, 2014, 9:38 pm)

HUNDREDS of thousands of pounds were raised for charity and personal bests were set as the Great Scottish Run snaked its way through Glasgow.
In the wake of his marathon world record* at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race in Berlin on Sunday, Dennis Kimetto had some bad news for his rivals.
THOUSANDS took to the streets of Glasgow yesterday for the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run.
A record breaking runner and stars of the Commonwealth and Olympic Games led the charge for thousands of children and families on the opening day of the Great Scottish Run.
Transcend, a new documentary following the heroic journey of Kenyan-born long-distance runner Wesley Korir, makes its worldwide release on October, 10, 2014.

Some 8,000 families have been displaced by the recent overflowing of Ethiopia's Awash River across the country, the Ministry of Water, Energy and Irrigation said Wednesday. "Households are being moved to higher ground and given temporary shelter," ministry spokesperson Bizuneh Tolcha told Anadolu Agency, asserting that no casualties had been reported thus far.

Ethiopian PM defends policies, slams ICC (October 16, 2014, 5:38 pm)

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Thursday defended his government's policies and accused the International Criminal Court of "intimidating" African leaders. "Proof of this is the economic performance that made Ethiopia one of the fastest growing economies in the world," Desalegn said at a parliamentary session.

The leather industry is one of Ethiopia's biggest foreign exchange earners, and Pittards, a U.K.-based leather company, has seen the potential. The company has opened a manufacturing plant in the country, making some of its products from sheep skin, which is unique to Ethiopia.

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone. This testimony was written by blogger and human rights advocate Befeqadu Hailu in late August 2014.