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GTP would transform Ethiopia for the better. That is for sure! But what can the Ethiopian Diaspora do to help GTP succeed? The Ethiopian Diaspora can do any of the following:
        • Serve as diplomats for Ethiopia
        • Use foreign exchange through official banking systems
        • Buy EEPCO Millennium Bond,
        • Invest in Agriculture and Manufacturing,
        • Invest in ICT
        • and Invest in Construction and Consultancy

For more information and to get answers for your questions, for now, attend the two day GTP meetings in your city or contact your nearest Ethiopian embassy!!
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Current Events
Numbers do not Lie!
Did you know Eritrea is one of the top biggest aid recipients? Look how propaganda can shield the realty! You would never have guessed this reading and listing to the one man Eritrean regime propaganda...BTW Ethiopia is 31st while Eritrea is 3rd!!
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The American Ambassador to Ethiopia told a group of journalists that "the U.S. shares in preventing terrorism, and trying to prevent the efforts that might made to destabilize the region. We will be working I think as a good partner with Ethiopia in helping address the threats that it faces".

You can find the Audio in Today's Amharic or Tigrigna Shows or..here
  Ambassador Donald




Interview with Ambassador Dr. Tekeda Alemu, Permanent Representative of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to the United Nations, on current events.
(Gezategaru online discussion forum)

  Part I   Part II    Part III



BetreSeltan of VOA interview with Dr TedrosGebru and Ashabir Gebru onthe Ethiopian Government's new policy towards Eritrea and the paraphrasing of the strategy in solving the border crisis.

  Discussion





This video is about the city of Shaygosh where Onlf was born 24 years ago! Now the city and the entire region is embracing Peace!!!




Ambassador Girma Birru on his mission to the US and the up-coming Growth and Transformation Plan confab to be held in many cities across North America on April 9 & 10, 2011
  Interview
(source hagerfikir radio)
News, Analysis & Articles

“We are so convinced of the justice of our cause, so sure of the strength of our arguments, so convinced of the role of our hydropower projects in eliminating poverty in our country that we will use every ounce of our strength, every dime of money that we can save to complete our program,”
...PM Meles of Ethiopia on building the Millennium Dam on the Abay(blue nile) river For More


  Watch briefing by PM Meles(waltainfo.com)

a href="http://www.live5news.com/story/14370419/wins-2011-cooper-river-bridge-run"> Ethiopians win the 2011 Cooper Bridge Run in Charleston: Go Lelisa Desisa and Shewarge Amare!

Mosaic Manifesto of Recognition and Congratulatory Commitments from the Abaskuul Jidwaaq Society of North America
April 1, 2011- Abaskuul society of North America has fully fathomed the importance of the newly debuted districts of the region. In addition, and in respect to the positive and political dynamics that are shaping the territorial integrities of the region...

Recommendations on Achieving Sustainable Hydropower Development in Africa Announced
Hydropower for Sustainable Development 2011 concluded today with the presentation by Dr Joseph Atta-Mensah, Director of Regional Integration, Infrastructure and Trade Division at the Economic Commission for Africa, of the Hydropower for Sustainable Development 2011 Conference Ministerial Recommendations, and the announcement that the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) has become

Save the Children report figure incorrect
PRESS RELEASE
April 1, 2011-Save the Children launches its report today on maternal health worldwide...Their press release mistakenly claims that 94% of women in Ethiopia currently “give birth without trained help”.This is wholly misleading and does not reflect the growing trend in health assistance and the enormous amount of work that has been done on the ground in the past six years in particular.

Dr Tekeda Alemu’s interview: a political bombshell to critics
Dilwenberu Nega April 1, 2011-Ethiopia’s well-read and intellectually nimble Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Dr Tekeda Alemu, is little known to the Ethiopian Diaspora and to its online media. Even in Ethiopia where Dr Tekeda had good innings as State Minister at MoFA, he is known more for his workaholic nature than for his affectations with the media. However, thanks to his maiden interview we can rest assured of the media friendly skills of our man at the UN.

UN Secretary-General swears-in new UNON Director General
Nairobi – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Sahle-Work Zewde of Ethiopia as the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON). Ms. Zewde is the first person to be appointed to the newly created position as head of the Organization’s Nairobi Office, at the Under-Secretary-General level.

Do-gooders keeping Africa the dark continent
Ethiopia's big and bold development project flies in the face of the West's Live Aid-ification of Africa, where charities, pop stars and politicians have cemented an image of the continent as a place populated by helpless, fly-ridden, emaciated peoples desperate for Western pity and cheesy pop songs. Yet some environmentalists are apparently deeply disturbed by the prospect of industrialisation in Africa, and would rather it remains, quite literally, a "dark continent".

Ethiopia plans to open a Consulate General office in Chongqing
A delegation led by Amb. Seyoum Mesfin paid a six-day visit and met with high level government officials and the business community in Chongqing and Shenzhen.On the occasion, Ambassador Seyoum expressed the desire of the Ethiopian government to open a Consulate General Office in Chongqing with a view to strengthening the existing ties between China and Ethiopia.

Heineken Submits Highest Bids for Ethiopian State-Owned Brewing Companies
Heineken NV (HEIA), the world’s third- largest brewer, submitted the highest offer for an Ethiopian brewery being sold by the government and is the only bidder for a second one, the country’s privatization agency said. “With its large, growing population, political stability, improving economy and rapidly growing beer market, Ethiopia is a promising, long-term growth market for Heineken in Africa,” Schuirink said.






Mark Your Calendar

GTP Meeting (London) 2011!!


GTP Meeting (Washington DC) 2011!!


GTP Meeting (Ohio Columbus) 2011!!


GTP Meeting (Bay Area California)2011!!


TDA Europe Festival 2011!!


Alumni and Dev Associations Annual Event Calender, 2011

Queen Sheba -- DC July 2-3 (note date change!)

AYAA -- Atlanta May 28,

Axum -- Denver June 26,

Agazi -- Denver July 2-3,

Awlaelo -- Atlanta June 18,

Shire -- Boston July 3

Enderta -- Seattle July 2-3,

Tembien -- Atlanta July 2,

Raya----Denver June 4

Tigray festival--DC August 3-7,


UCLA to offer a class for high school students Amharic
The class is for those who speak and/or understand at home and want to learn to read and write in Amharic or to develop their speaking and literacy skills.
Date: June 28 - July 28, 2011
Time: 9:00AM - 12:30PM



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