Thank you Hana Godefa! Thank you for your generosity, thoughtfulness’ and kindness. Thank you for your articulate message! Ethiopia's future lies in the hands of the young generation like you. Thank you little sister!
Thought for Today
The greatest natural resource in the world is not in the earth’s waters or minerals, nor in the forests or grasslands. It is the spirit that resides in every unstoppable person. And the spirit of the individual benefits us all. by Cynthia Kersey
Tropical Ethio-American Share Company
Tropical Ethio-American Share Company is a Diaspora owned Company involved in Agro Industrial Investment in Ethiopia. The company is investing in Gypsum production in Tigrai Ethiopia. The company plans to expand its investment in Agro production as well as Gypsum Board.
Interview with Ambassador Girma Birru,on drought and other topical issues with Tsehaye Debalkew of Selam Radio
If VOA is an Independent Media why isn't ETV considered an Independent?
In a stunning turn around, after years of playing deaf ear to complaints by many of its listeners and the Ethiopian government, VOA is revisiting and reviewing its coverage when it comes to Ethiopia. The VOA Amharic service has been the main target for the many complaints but of late one of its employee (David Arnold)who recently met Minister Bereket has been mired in false reporting. In fact VOA in unprecedented manner was forced to remove any reporting credited to David Arnold about his meeting with Minister Bereket from its web page. The reason given for the removal of the news item was the reporting was outright false. Many think such blunder may have helped the VOA board of governors to force a complete review of past coverage. To this effect the VOA seems to have decided its main target for its programming are the people in Ethiopia not the extremist in Diaspora. The extremist were ignored by VOA managers despite their plea to be heard last Monday(7/25/2011)
With Steve Redisch
UN Council Asked to Target Eritrea With Sanctions on Mining
Eritrea, one of the world’s poorest nations whose citizens earn just over a $1 a day, may face tougher United Nations sanctions targeting the mining and remittances that keep its economy afloat.Neighboring Ethiopia and Djibouti are urging the 15-member UN Security Council to impose sanctions on Eritrea’s mining and outlaw a 2 percent tax on remittances,
...there may be a very good reason for IGAD countries to welcome Eritrea after all the troubles they went and are going through due to the mad man regime in Eritrea; nevertheless they should know Isaias Afeworki is a survivalist and as such they should not be hoodwinked by his latest charm. IGAD countries would do good to themselves if they can hasten his down fall by helping the Eritrean people as well as continuing the diplomatic pressure at the UN.
Voice of America and Changing Times
Getachew Mequanent August 1, 2011 - It has been common for Ethiopian Diaspora political groups to clash with almost every national and international agency that contacts the Ethiopian government. The latest one is the Voice of America (VOA). ...
World Bank Drought Plan Focuses on Ethiopia, Kenya
The World Bank Friday unveiled new details of its plan to help victims of drought in the Horn of Africa. The bulk of the effort focuses on Ethiopia and Kenya, not Somalia.
Most of the World Bank's efforts are focused on medium and long-term projects. Of the emergency funding announced, $267 million is going toward economic recovery over the next two years.
Another $330 million is for drought resilience programs, such as investment in agriculture and water projects.
The clear message from the World Bank is that droughts will continue to be a part of life in East Africa.
Gotcha! Vocal Diaspora
Dilwenberu Nega 31st July 2011- They say misfortunes do not come singly and this was amply demonstrated particularly in the United States among the vocal Diaspora. The failure of its sinister attempt to make a mountain out of a mole hill from Ethiopia’s legitimate complaints to VOA about the wayward journalism of its Amharic Service, the coup de main which Sheik Mohamed Al Moudi had administered on the abode of lies...
Eritrea behind AU summit attack plot: UN report
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Eritrea was behind a plot to attack an African Union summit in Ethiopia in January and is bankrolling al Qaeda-linked Somali rebels through its embassy in Kenya, according to a UN report.
Note: In a 15:0 decision the Security Council extended the mandate of the UN Monitoring for another year. It also demanded Eritrea and other countries to cooperate with the Group and provide all information requested by the Group.(7/29/11)
Full report of Somalia and Eritrea monitoring Group
July 28, 2011- According to the report “Asmara’s containing relationship with al Shabaab, appears designed to legitimize and embolden the group rather than to curb its extremist orientation or encourage its participation in a political process.