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South Sudan peace talks to open in Ethiopia

...two warring sides arrived Wednesday in Ethiopia for peace talks, and a U.N. official...negotiators each arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and were expected to begin talks later...said Getachew Reda, a spokesman for Ethiopia's prime minister.The U.N. is...
Rival forces fight over key sites in Burundi's capital

...economic rehabilitation. In 2009, his government signed a peace agreement with Burundi's last rebel group.___Associated Press reporter Elias Meseret in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Cara Anna in New York contributed to this report.
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Today In Sports History for Monday, April 20

...strokes for her fifth victory in six starts this year.2009 - Ethiopia's Deriba Merga pulls away before Heartbreak Hill and wins...Kenya's Salina Kosgei outsprints defending champion Dire Tune of Ethiopia to win the women's title.2014 - Bernard Hopkins, 49...
Prized medal stays, this time

...Eastern Africa to leave Eritrea in search of a new life for his family. Russom Keflezighi supported Eritrean liberation from Ethiopia, a bloody conflict that lasted decades. Young Meb, who became a naturalized American citizen in 1998, saw violence, saw...
Desisa wins 119th Boston Marathon; Rotich takes women's race

...pack for the entire race, pulling away to beat countryman Yemane Adhane Tsegay by 31 seconds in the first 1-2 finish for Ethiopia in the race's history. Kenya's Wilson Chebet was third, another 34 seconds back.Dathan Ritzenhein of Rockford, Michigan...
Today In Sports History for April 19

...2010 - Kenya's Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot wins the Boston Marathon, breaking the course record with a time of 2:05:52. Ethiopia's Teyba Erkesso wins the women's race in a time of 2:26:11, outsprinting Russia's Tatyana Pushkareva to win by three...
Today In Sports History for April 21

...2008 - Robert Cheruiyot of Kenya wins the Boston Marathon in 2:07:46 to become the fourth man to win the race four times. Ethiopia's Dire Tune outkicks Alevtina Biktimirova after a back-and-forth last mile to win by 2 seconds in the closest finish...
Today In Sports History for April 16

...killing three people and injuring more than 270 in a bloody scene of shattered glass and severed limbs. Earlier in the day, Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa of won the 117th edition of the marathon and Kenya's Rita Jeptoo the women's race.
Foreign adoptions by Americans decline sharply

...Americans. Adoptions from South Korea and Ethiopia also dropped sharply.Figures released...far below the peak of 7,903 in 2005.Ethiopia was second at 993, a marked decline...children's issues.Along with Russia and Ethiopia, the biggest contributor to the one-year...
In the stacks: New nonfiction for adults

New nonfiction for adults includes a photographic study of the warrior tribes of Ethiopia ("The Last African Warriors"), a treatise on the very first king of England ("Aethelstan"), and Christopher Hitchens...


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