Valerie Browning

AFAR FAR AWAY I live in an isolated part of the world - the Afar region of northeast Ethiopia. The Afar are a nationality within Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti; a relatively small population of pastoralists - nomadic people.

Sunday, 1 July, 2012, 12:00am



Men's overall: 1 Dereje Abera (Ethiopia) 2:11:27, 2 Eliud Cheptei Kapchanga (Kenya) 2:11:27, 3 Cosmas Mutuku Kyeva (Kenya) 2:11:28.

Women's overall: 1 Misiker Demissie (Ethiopia) 2:30:12, 2 Shitaye Gemechu (Kenya) 2:31:44, 3 Winfreda Kwamboka Nyansikera (Kenya) 2:31:47.

Half Marathon

6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Gebre Gesesse bids for two in a row

Ethiopia's Roman Gebre Gesesse will attempt to make it two in a row when she defends her title tomorrow morning in the Macau Galaxy Entertainment International Marathon. Gesesse led the women's race last year to claim victory in two hours, 37 minutes and eight seconds, but fellow Ethiopians Gishu Mindaye Tilahun and Yenealem Buli will hope to prevent Gesesse from a repeat victory.

4 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Right approach needed to investing in hot spots

China's economic expansion and rising international importance is taking it to increasingly dangerous parts of the world. No matter how good diplomatic relations are with those nations, it is inevitable that Chinese nationals will get unwittingly caught up in conflicts as they go about their work.

1 May 2007 - 12:00am

Attack will not derail African strategy, say experts

The risk of violence for its workers in Africa would not stop China's expansion of trade and investment with the continent, experts in international relations said yesterday.

26 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Language point

(1) The government says Ethiopia should stop leaning on other nations or risk being seen as Africa's perpetual begging bowl.

(2) ... some fields are now green with plump cabbages, potatoes, garlic and tomatoes as farmers try their hand at cultivating vegetables.

19 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Air deal signed

Japan and Ethiopia have signed an accord on the opening of air routes between the two countries, the Japanese Foreign Ministry says.

The signing of the agreement in Addis Ababa came 14 years after Ethiopia first voiced hopes for such a pact.

27 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Easy victory for Bayesa

ETHIOPIA'S Fita Bayesa collected his fourth victory in as many races in the latest leg of athletics' world cross-country challenge series, in San Vittore Olona, Italy.

Bayesa moved to the top of the standings with 100 points from his four wins, having won earlier races in Durham in England, and in Seville and San Sebastian in Spain.

8 Mar 1993 - 12:00am