Ethiopia turns SMS back on

Some two years after the sole telecommunications provider in Ethiopia disabled SMS due to a hotly contested election, the nation's citizens can finally put their thumbs to good use once more. Reportedly, the Ethiopian Telecommunication Corporation sent an SMS notice to all of its mobile phone customers that wished them a "Happy Ethiopian Millennium" and announced that the service was (finally) back online. Here's to hoping the ETC doesn't get crabby again anytime soon, eh?