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Women's Global Trade Fair and Investment Forum to Convene in Addis
The city of Addis Ababa is due to host an international Trade Fair and Investment Forum under the theme "Credit and Private
Direct Investment for the Enhancement of Women Entrepreneurs from October 15, to 23, 1998."
This was disclosed by W/ro Yeshimebet Tessema, President of the Ethiopian Women Entrepreneurs Association in a press
conference held at the Addis Ababa Hilton on June 12, 1998.
The president said, " The exhibition and trade forum avails an opportunity for Ethiopian women entrepreneurs to introduce our
various small scale and industrial products and unique handicrafts to the Ethiopian public as well as the international business
She also said that the forum would help Ethiopian business women to share their experiences with their counterparts in the
areas of import/export trades and would create awareness about the African trade environment in various international trade
W/ro Yeshimebet urged male businessmen to assist female entrepreneurs to make the outcome of the event a success.
The Trade Fair and Investment Forum is held every two years. The first Global Women Entrepreneurs Trade Fair and
Investment Forum was held in Accra, Ghana between June 26 and July 3, 1996.
The different events will be held both at the UN Conference and the Addis Ababa exhibition centers. More than 1000
participants from more than 55 countries are expected to take part in the different events.
Many of the United Nations specialized agencies such as: UNECA/ACW, UNIDO, UNDP, UNIFEM and other organizations
like the North American Women in Business, OAU, USAID, ILO, etc. will also take part.
Ethiopian Elfenesh Alemu Comes in Third in Amsterdam Marathon
Ethiopian Elfenesh Alemu came in third at the Amsterdam Marathon held on Sunday November 1. She came in with a time of
2:30:19. Ireland's Catherina Mckiernan won the women's race with a time of 2:22:23. The runner-up position was taken by
Austria's Silvia Oberem-Krolik in a time of 2:29:30.
In the men's race the first two positions went to the Kenyans, Sammy Korir and Simon Bor respectively. Spaniard Alberto
Juzdado came in third place. They came in with a time of 2:08:13, 2:08:47 and 2:09:59 respectively.
On a similar note, in the New York Marathon held the next day on Monday Ethiopians could only manage 15th and 16th
position in the men's race and 16th position in the women's race.
Where is Ethiopia's past glory in the marathon? Nowadays we are hearing of Kenyans dominating the marathon. Our
long-standing marathon record was also recently taken away. It seems the days of Abebe Bikila are no more to be found again.
We urge all those people involved in the marathon world of Ethiopia to help regain Ethiopia's strength and pride in the
marathon days. Let us bring back the days of Abebe Bikila.
Ethiopian Femous women Runner: Fatima Roba becomes First African Women to win Boston in 2:26:24! Congratulations to Fatuma Roba of Ethiopia, and her winning time was 2:26:24---First African women to win Boston!To know more about her viste ATHLETES
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