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Eritrea: The land its citizens want to forget
"I realise there are political problems everywhere, but in Eritrea it is unique," says Habtu Zere Maram, one of a thickening flow of Eritrean refugees who have crossed the border into Sudan....
Eritrean footballers request refugee status in Kenya
NAIROBI, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Twelve Eritreans who disappeared in Kenya last weekend after taking part in a regional soccer tournament are in the process of being granted refugee status, authorities in Nairobi said on Thursday.

Did anyone foresee the fate of Eritreans to be what it is today after independence? TPLF commenting on the tumultuous relationship it had with EPLF during the struggle said EPLF may be good enough to bring independence to Eritrea but not freedom and democracy. How true!
Combo picture shows (from L) leaders from France, US, Germany, China, Britain, South Africa, Brazil, India, Ethiopia and Tuvalu. They had been urged to side with the angels but ultimately, base political instinct seems to have prevailed among the world's most powerful leaders as they sealed a climate pact among themselves, sparking fury elsewhere.
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Green Energy in Tigray

Dedebit a new addition to the premier league is standing alone on top of the league. Dedebit defeated Buna 1-0 to take first place and draw 0-0 against strong Giorgis. The team has surprised many and is getting a lot of attention with Soccer fans in Addis and elsewhere in the country. More from Diretube

Ensuring the Integrity of Elections in 2010: Is Addis Neger’s self-closure part of an anti-government campaign?
The role of an independent media in the development of good governance and democratic political culture cannot be overstated. Since the promulgation in 1992 of the country’s first Press Law, Ethiopia has had a multiplicity of private newspapers
See also:  A Week in the Horn of Africa (December 18, 2009)

Eritrea football team 'absconds' in Kenya
The whole Eritrean football squad that participated at the CECAFA football competition in Nairobi has absconded. They failed to return back to Eritrea after losing 3-0 to Tanzania. Their plane flew back to Asmara empty. The BBC reported that there were two people rolling in the big belly of the aircraft.
See also:  Eritrean Ambasador in Kenya

Science's breakthrough of the year: Uncovering 'Ardi'
Fossil of early hominid heads the journal's list of top 10 scientific advances of 2009. The research that brought to light the fossils of Ardipithecus ramidus, a hominid species that lived 4.4 million years ago in what is now Ethiopia, has topped Science's list of this year's most significant scientific breakthroughs

News & Analysis

Ethiopia's underground churches a historic wonde
Lalibela churches hewn from volcanic rock 800 years ago, still inspire awe.
By Mercedes Sayagues December 19, 2009 -- Ten centuries ago, King Lalibela had a vision: That his capital, Roha, in what is now northern Ethiopia, would equal Jerusalem in spiritual and architectural glory ....(

Civility Forum moderator and Hebrezema webmaster had a short interview with Prime Minister Meles on the current Climate Negotiation and its outcome in Copenhagen.
  civility interview     hebrezema interview
For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow, which nobody can deny
Meles Zenawi delivered hope and pride to Africans
Dilwenberu Nega 12/19/09:- In his speech at the National Palace’s warm and colourful send off ceremony in honour of Africa’s Delegation to COP15 on 12th December, Africa’s Chief Climate Change Negotiator, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, asked for “a bucketful of good luck because I need it in the days ahead.”

Chinese Premier's had a talk with Prime minister Meles in Copenhagen
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's tour for climate talks in Copenhagen, where he had met Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.

Africa’s position at Copenhagen climate summit well cemented
Addis Ababa, December 17 (WIC) – Director General of the Ethiopian Environment Protection Agency, Dr Tewolde Birhan Gebre-Egziabher, said African team at the Copenhagen climate summit led by Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has stick together for common position at the summit.

Top 10 source countries for foreign adoptions by Americans in 2009 The top 10 source countries for U.S. foreign adoptions in fiscal year 2009, with the new number followed by the number for 2008

U.N. Council to put sanctions on Eritrea - diplomats
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Security Council members have agreed to impose an arms embargo on Eritrea this month, as well as travel bans and asset freezes for government and military leaders aiding Somali insurgents, diplomats said.

As thousands flee regime, Eritrea goes it alone
Facing the prospect of U.N. sanctions and increasing 'brain drain,' young nation's authoritarian president chooses defiance

Micro Credit Programs in Ethiopia
Green Washing or Environmentally Sustainable Development
Part I

Desta, Asayehgn, (Ph.D), Distinguished Professor of Managerial Economics, Dominican University of California.:- In an era of unprecedented world-wide economic growth, it is interesting to note that the richest fifth of the world’s people consume 86 percent of all goods and services while about a fifth of the world’s poor population (1.2 billion people) still live on less than US $1 a day and almost half of the world’s population live on less than US $2 a day


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Women's association of Tigrai!!!

New year's eve Party!!!

All are welcome to a New Year Party on Dec 31 2009!
Place: 2500 Masonic Dr
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Ethiopian Gonder Eskista performed by theatre Amsterdam choreography

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