Archives for: "February 2008, 12"

Obama, McCain sweep Potomac primaries

February 12th, 2008
Obama, McCain sweep Potomac primaries WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama will claim victory in all three contests in the Potomac primaries, CNN projects. Residents cast votes Tuesday in Maryland, Virginia and the District of… more »

Ethiopia - Flowers are sign of economic change in Ethiopia

February 12th, 2008
A young girl collects flowers in Lalibela, central Ethiopia, September 11, 2006. While flowers account for only 1 percent of Ethiopia's GDP, they are one of the most visible signs of a fast-growing economy that is becoming less reliant on its… more »

Ethiopia - House imposes 150% tax on hide and skin exports

February 12th, 2008
Ethiopia is the largest producer of livestock in Africa Ethiopia - House imposes 150% tax on hide and skin exports By Kirubel Tadesse Source: Capital The House of People‚Äôs Representatives has passed a proclamation to toll export taxes up to 150% on raw… more »

Ethiopia Government 'pardons' 25 CUD supporters

February 12th, 2008
Ethiopia Government pardons twenty- five CUD supporters By Kirubel Tadesse Source: Capital The Ethiopian government has pardoned twenty five prisoners who were found guilty in connection to the unrest that rocked the nation following the May 2005… more »

Ethiopia loses 50,000 infants every year

February 12th, 2008
File photo Unicef Ethiopia loses 50,000 infants every year The first national nutrition strategy unveiled By Abiy Demilew Source: Capital Faced with a heavy disease burden caused by prevalent maternal and child undernourishment, Ethiopia Thursday… more »