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China has lent Ethiopia US$ 500 million that will be used to fund various development projects in the Horn of Africa country. The loan agreement signed with the Chinese Export and Import Bank was part of the deals struck during Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s ongoing visit to China, which started last Thursday. Ethiopian Finance and Economic Development Minister, Sofian Ahmed who signed the agreement with his Chinese counterpart said the loan will be used to implement 15 development projects. “The projects to be implemented have already been finalised and will be discussed with the Chinese government,” Ahmed said.
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Eritrean leader Afewerki in 'peace trip' to Uganda
Eritrea analyst Michela Wrong told the BBC Mr Afewerki's trip was the latest sign that he wanted to end Eritrea's isolation. "Eritreans pride themselves on their rugged independence from the world, but I think there is a realisation this has reached dangerous levels. They are now regarded as a pariah state," Ms Wrong told the BBC's Network Africa programme. Eritrea's President Isaias Afewerki is trying to rebuild ties with regional leaders "I suspect this is Eritrea reaching out to neighbours to say: 'We don't want to be completely on our own....

Is this the end of Isias Afewrki regime as we know it? PM Meles told us many times Isaias will have no choice but to sit down and negotiate once he run out of options to disturb peace in the it that time, has he run out of options?

Greater Ethiopia†: The Evolution of a Pluralist Politico-Legal System in a Pluralist Polity
Alemayehu Fentaw Aug 15, 2011- Looking at its multiethnic nature, Carlo Conti-Rossini, the eminent Ethiopianist, described Ethiopia aptly as a museum of peoples- un museo di popoli. In what seemed a clean break with its constitutional past, Ethiopia embarked on a bold and unique experiment in federalism...

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What went wrong in Eritrea?
I recently read an extensive report prepared by the UN Monitoring group on Somalia and Eritrea (pdf), which said Eritrea was behind a terrorist plot in January against an African Union summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. I was impressed by the level of detail in the report. For Eritrean activists abroad, it contained no new revelations, but I presume many members of the international community were shocked by it. The 417 pages accused Eritrea's government and military leaders of many wrongdoings, including human trafficking, contraband, money laundering and extortion.
The question many are asking is: what went wrong in Eritrea?

Somaliland, Ethiopia and China to Sign Trilateral Deals
BEIJING — Somaliland President Ahmed M. Silanyo arrived in the Chinese capital on Friday for bilateral talks likely to yield dozens of deals, statement said...Road and rail networks that will connect Berbera to Ethiopia and other key infrastructures and networks in the region will be part of the project

Sources of Inflation and Economic Growth in Ethiopia: Descriptive Analysis Part I
By Teshome A. (PhD) August 10, 2011- Currently the objective of any developing country is to achieve sustainable economic development. Economic development refers to multidimensional process of reorientation and reorganization of the entire economic system in the country. To realize economic development the country must achieve continuous economic growth...

Africa Rising: The extraordinary story of how a large rural area of Ethiopia is taking itself out of poverty.

Tsehaye Debalkew, Washington DC, August 10, 2011 - One can surmise and indeed succinctly argue that today, the single most, cardinal issue that has captured unanimity in its entirety by summoning onboard Africa, and indeed the world at large, a rare commodity in the global political and diplomatic market...

Population Pressure and Regional Development Disparities in Ethiopia: Case of Southern Region
Tsegaye Tegenu August 8, 2011- Regional development in Ethiopia is not uniform. There are differences in agro-ecological factors (such as rainfall amount, soil quality, topography and altitude), demographic factors(population density, level of urbanization, reproductive behavior of the households, etc.),....

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ADA-UK annual fundraising event will be held on the 28th of Aug 2011 at the Ethiopian Embassy, London

2011 TDA Europe Festival, at Stockholm Aug 26 and 27!

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