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Genzebe Dibaba Receives 2015 IAAF World Women’s Athlete Award

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has named Ethiopian middle and long distance runner Genzebe Dibaba as the female IAAF World Athlete of the Year 2015. 24-year-old Dibaba earned the award on Thursday after a stellar year on the Read more ›

Kenyan Runners Occupy Athletics Head Office to Protest Doping and Corruption Allegations

Amid allegations of corruption, mismanagement and doping, a group of Kenyan athletes stormed the headquarters of the country’s athletics federation on Monday in protest. The protesters – about 50 athletes – called for the resignation of several high-ranking members of Read more ›

Google Doodle Celebrates ‘Lucy’ 41 Years after Historic Australopithecus Discovery

Tuesday marks the 41st anniversary of the discovery of a humanoid fossil named ‘Lucy’ or ‘the real eve’ in Ethiopia. Google commemorated the discovery, which helped scientists understand human evolution, with a doodle. The humanoid remain was christened’ Lucy’ after Read more ›

African Leaders Criticize International Criminal Court for Allegedly Focusing on Africa

The African Union (AU) criticized the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday for being biased and unfair in its focus on African cases. “We have arrived at the conclusion that the International Criminal Court, whose establishment was strongly supported by Read more ›

IAAF Considers Banning Kenya for 4 Years Amid Doping, Corruption Scandal

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has been investigating cases of doping and allegations of bribes in Athletics Kenya since March. The revelation of the probe came Tuesday following a report that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) may suspend Read more ›

Ethiopian UN diplomat in Thailand settles maid slavery case out of court

[Mr Tegegn and his wife come to the Pak Kret police station in Nonthaburi to hand over as evidence Ms Bezabh’s passport and wages in this file photo taken on April 10 this year. (Bangok Post file photo)] The head Read more ›

Switzerland Acquits Ethiopian Pilot After Concluding He was Paranoiac When He Hijacked Plane

Swiss authorities have acquitted an Ethiopian Airlines pilot after ruling that he was mentally unstable when he hijacked his own plane with 202 passengers aboard and rerouted it to Geneva to seek political asylum. The Swiss Attorney General said all Read more ›

11 Western Nations Pledge to Help Kenya Fight Widespread Corruption That is Crippling Economy

Eleven European Union (EU) diplomats including representatives of Britain, the United States and Japan warned on Thursday that widespread corruption is destroying Kenya’s economic growth and undermining its national security. “We share the concern of Kenyans at the ongoing problem Read more ›

Kenyan Military Denies Financing al-Shabab through Sugar and Charcoal Smuggling

The Kenyan military has allegedly been smuggling sugar and charcoal from Somalia since 2011 when it invaded the war-thorn country to fight militant Islamist group, al-Shabab. The racketeering ring, which involves high-ranking members of the army, is said to be Read more ›

Russian Whistleblower Calls for Doping Probe on Ethiopian and Kenyan Athletes

A whistleblower, whose reports triggered a global inquiry into corruption in the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and Russia’s athletic body, has said Ethiopia and Kenya should also be probed for doping. “There should be a similar investigation into Read more ›

Emperor Haile Selassie’s 18k Gold Wristwatch Auction Suspended as Family Disputes Ownership

A Swizz judge has suspended the auction of an 18 karat gold wristwatch which allegedly belonged to Ethiopia’s last Emperor Haile Selassie. The judge made this decision on Monday after Selassie’s family raised questions about the origin of the watch. Read more ›

Kenyan Athletes Dominate 2015 NYC Marathon, Winning Men’s and Women’s Division

Kenyan athletes continued their dominance of the New York City Marathon with wins in both the men’s and women’s division of the annual race this year. On Sunday, in the men’s open race, two Kenyan runners took first and second Read more ›