Archive | July 30, 2015

Somalia: Explaining why Somali people quit listening to BBC and VOA Somali Services

By Ahmed Abdi  Most of the Somali people have recently started to quit listening to their long-time news provider, BBC Somali Service and news newly-competitor of Voice of America (VOA) Somali Service.  They lost interest and distrusted them due to the privilege of the recent technology they have gained mainly social media such as Facebook, […]

Ethiopian opposition urges Obama to keep up pressure

Addis Ababa (AFP) – US President Barack Obama’s visit to Ethiopia, which saw him speak out against democratic restrictions, was positive but Washington must maintain pressure on the government, an Ethiopian opposition figure said Wednesday. Merera Gudina, the vice-president of the opposition Medrek party “I was not in favour of his coming, but (the visit) […]

Amane Gobana takes women’s honours at Bogota International Half Marathon

Bogota, Colombia (IAAF) — The women’s race, Sunday, July 26, 2015, at Bogota Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, proved a much more cagey affair, with no one willing to put the pace from the start. Four athletes initially ran together at the front – Ethiopians Birhane Dibaba, Shure Demise, and Amane Gobena, along […]

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