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Prime Minister Meles discuss with President Obama
As President Obama continues to lay the foundation for an international political agreement on climate change in Copenhagen, he is reaching out personally to his counterparts around the world. Yesterday, the President spoke with Prime Minister Meles of Ethiopia and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh ..
See also:  China to Block Climate Deal Without African Payouts, Meles Says
Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao won’t sign any climate change agreement in Copenhagen unless African demands for compensation for the effects of global warming are met, Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said..
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.
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Thought for Today!

I believe the only appropriate way to express our gratitude is to serve Africa’s interest with highest dedication and tirelessly work for the fulfillment of its objectives. I am committed to do just that. I want to assure everyone here that I will work tirelessly and with total dedication for the fulfillment of the interest of our continent as a whole in the upcoming negotiations. by PM Meles Zenawi

PM Meles Zenawi held a press conference and covered topics on the economy, press freedom (Addis Nger), international intervention on... Dec 11, 2009 Part 1   part 2

The Government of Regional National State of Tigrai Government public Relation Bureau has a new website.
Comments are welcome 15 years later (Amharic)
IGAD reiterates its call for sanctions against Eritrea
In his opening address to the IGAD Council of Ministers, Minister Seyoum reminded the meeting that there was no greater danger than appeasement of those who defied regional and international demands. He noted that the failure of the Security Council to act over its own Resolution 1862 was an invitation to “spoilers” to continue their irresponsible behavior See also:  Week in the Horn(12/12/09)

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TDA North America Press release
Tigreans and friends of TDA in Jacksonville established TDA North America branch!

A leap of faith to Ethiopia's ancient holy sites
The mind tends to wander when you're trying to catch a glimpse of the only man on Earth who's allowed to see the Ark of the Covenant, the shiny gold box said to hold the tablets of the Ten Commandments

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

Experts Get Threats in Inquiry Into Somalia
NAIROBI, Kenya — United Nations experts investigating whether Somali businessmen are funneling aid money to terrorist groups have recently received death threats warning them to stop their work, according to United Nations officials.

Senator Brownback floor statement on Alshebab and Eritrea's support
Mr. BROWNBACK. Mr. President, I rise to speak about the recent suicide bombing in Somalia and the broader security situation in that region. While our attention is necessarily focused on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, this latest bombing is a stark reminder that we cannot take our eye off of the Horn of Africa. Last week, Somalis

Obama to Nominate Ambassador Donald E. Booth to be Next U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, December 9, 2009: President Barack Obama announced on Wednesday his intent to nominate Donald E. Booth to be the next U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. In announcing his intention to nominate Ambassador Booth and other key U.S. Administration officials, President Obama said, “The depth of experience these individuals bring to their roles will be valuable to my administration as we work to bring about real change for the American people. I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead.”

Kennedy School students raise money to build library in Ethiopia
Ethiopian students studying at the Gordama School. Somerville children are trying raise money so the school can build a library. By Brian Benson, Globe Correspondent Students at John F. Kennedy Elementary School hope to raise $5,000 to build a library at their sister school in Ethiopia. They previously donated more than $450 to purchase new desks and chairs for the Gordama School

Ethiopia , Destination For The Bold An old saying that the greatest achievements were at first only dreams could well apply to Ethiopia . Some Ethiopians are dreaming big. Our correspondent visited the Ethiopian town of Harar and tells the story of dreamers who see adventure, excitement, and a possible tourist bonanza where others see only rocks and bones.
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Copenhagen Talks Tough on Climate Protest Plans
By TOM ZELLER Jr.COPENHAGEN — At an abandoned beer warehouse in this city’s Valby district, law enforcement officials have constructed an elaborate holding facility with three dozen steel cages to accommodate more than 350 potential troublemakers during a United Nations climate conference that gets under way here on Monday.


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Ethiopian Gonder Eskista performed by theatre Amsterdam choreography

You are cordially invited to attend a panel discussion that the Ethiopian Embassy will be holding on December 17, 2009 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM at the Embassy. The Ethiopian Embassy is committed to assist Ethiopian Americans

Seattle New Year Event!!!

Tigrean Community Association of Seattle Spe-cial Social Occasion Night. Please Join us to celebrate Ethiopian Christmas and Epiphany Holyday week together with famous artist Tadese Abreha...
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TDA Boston Event!!!

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