Richard Pankhurst dies, Ethiopia mourns

Richard Pankhurst, the son of the British women’s rights campaigner Sylvia Pankhurst who became one of the world’s leading experts on Ethiopian history and culture, has died aged 89. He first came into contact with Ethiopia through his mother, a ‘suffragette’ who also campaigned against the invasion of the Horn of Africa nation by Benito

Ethiopia appoint Ashenafi Bekele as new coach

Ethiopia have appointed former Adama City FC coach Ashenafi Bekele as the new man in charge of their national team. Bekele replaces Gebremedhin Haile, who was dismissed last year after falling out with the Ethiopia Football Federation (EFF). His first game in charge will be a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier away to Sierra


HISTORIC DRAWS AT WEMBLEY STADIUM – Friday, April 18, 2014 All smiles…Africa United! Wembley Stadium witnessed the first ever draws of African Nations Cup UK football tournament on 17th April. Defending champions Ghana seeded in Group A alongside South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Tanzania. In Group B, Sierra Leone, Angola, Zanzibar, Zambia & Somalia. Group

Haile Gebrselassie retiring from competitive running

Haile Gebrselassie, considered one of athletics’ greatest distance runners, said on Sunday he was retiring from competitive running. The Ethiopian’s long-time manager at first said it was not the end of Gebrselassie’s career, but later issued a press release saying the runner had retired from athletics. “Running legend Haile Gebrselassie announced his retirement from competitive

London Marathon 2016

Return of the Champions: stellar men’s field at 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon 19/01/2016 2015 champion Eliud Kipchoge takes on 2014 champion Wilson Kipsang when the two Kenyans head a stellar field at the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 24 April. Kipchoge beat two-time champion Kipsang by just five seconds in a thrilling sprint

Ethiopian Sports and Culture Federation in UK