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Three young Ethiopian researchers win the Tore Global Prize

By Ethiopian News

The Armauer Hansen Research Institute has this month awarded the 9th Tore Global Prize to three young Ethiopian researchers for their outstanding findings on infectious diseases. Manaye Mamo received his prize for excellent research in the area of the treatment of skin disease, Misgana Ibrahim for investigation into drug doses for children suffering from tuberculosis, and Haileyesus Adamu for his findings on the effects of ARV drugs given to people who are HIV-positive. Each of the winners received a medal,…

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Ethiopia plans universal access to safe drinking water by 2015

By Ethiopian News

The Water Resource Minister in Ethiopia has announced that the Government plans to expand the provision of clean, safe water and sanitation services, covering every inhabited area within the next five years. According to the minister, the safe water service coverage of the country has reached to 66.2 percent at present from a level of only 20 percent two decades ago. He reported that Ethiopia has made remarkable progress in recent years towards attaining the Water Millennium Development Goal and…

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World class athletics

By Ethiopian News

Kenenisa Bekele and Tirunesh Dibaba are two of the world’s greatest athletes. The Ethiopian pair are among the finest sportsmen of their generation. Having dominated for most of the noughties there is every sign they will do so throughout the “teens” and even into the 2020s. Their Ethiopian predecessors Haile Gebrselassie (now 36) and Derartu Tulu (37) are still winning big races and setting records. Bekele and Dibaba will not reach those ages until 2018 & 2022 respectively and Dibaba…

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Ethiopian Airlines flight ET409

By Ethiopian News

On 25th January, an Ethiopian Airlines passenger plane with 90 people on board crashed into the Mediterranean Sea shortly after take-off from Beirut airport. Eyewitnesses said they saw a ball of fire in the sky before the Addis Ababa-bound Flight ET409, which had taken off in stormy weather, fell into the sea. No survivors were found. Most of those on board were Lebanese or Ethiopian. There were also two Britons as well as citizens of Turkey, France, Russia, Canada, Syria…

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