Swedish journalists sentenced to 11 yrs in prison
Addis Ababa, December 27 (WIC) – Federal High Court on Tuesday sentenced two Swedish journalists to 11 years in prison.Johan Persson and Martin Schibbye were found guilty of rendering support to terrorism and illegal entry into Ethiopia last week..
Watching the documentary film "silent cry" produced by waltainfo and the original silent film producers themselves, one can guess what these two journalist were up to? These two gentle men are lucky they were not killed right on the spot during the battle! Be that as it may we are afraid Ethiopia's legal system is being undermined by the "pardon" process. Even the fernji knowshe/she can ask for pardon and let go! For our constitution sake let the stupid journalist go using another excuse and not a pardon! Also, the story may have outlived its educational value and begun to be a liability!
What is your view on the Diaspora Policy of the Ethiopian Government
The Ethiopian government is about to issue a new Diaspora policy to engage the vast diaspora community around the world. You can read the draft( here). Any policy will become effective and useful if it is derived based on inputs from those that will be affected by and on expert opinions. We may not be experts but we are for sure beneficiaries. As such what is missing from the current draft document that you would like to be included? Have Your say
Economic growth has made the developing world less dependent on aid
A new generation of leaders, business friendly policies, technology, the spread of peace, and strong demand for natural resources have helped Africa to withstand the global downturn.Ethiopia is humming with the optimism and energy of a fast-growing country, creating more jobs, sending more children to school, expanding healthcare, and providing electricity, clean water, sanitation and roads
Ethiopian military retires 13 generals, 300 senior officers
The Ethiopian military has retired over three hundred senior officers
including thirteen generals as part of a leadership succession plan, the Minister of National Defense said on Tuesday. The Minister of National Defense Siraj Fegisa said he plans to have a total of 561 senior officers retire in three phases during the current budget year.
In 17 years our heroes managed to defeat a powerful fascist regime, and in 17 or so years, they have also managed to build a powerful new Ethiopia from the ashes! We thank You!
A Chatham House report on the economies of the Horn of Africa
Last month Chatham House issued a report with the title: “Hostage to Conflict: Prospects for Building Regional Economic Cooperation in the Horn of Africa”. Authored by Sally Healey, a former member of the British Foreign Office, it is a report on the economic dimensions of conflict and cooperation in the region and asks whether over the long-term the economic drivers of the region have the potential to transform...
See Also:  A Week in the Horn
Eritrea asks U.N. to replace "biased" Somalia panel
ADDIS ABABA, Dec 23 (Reuters) - Eritrea has called on the United Nations to replace what it says is a "biased" monitoring group on Somalia after the panel's report prompted sanctions on Asmara over links with militant groups in Mogadishu, according to a letter sent to the Security Council.
The reclusive Red Sea state is incensed by a raft of accusations published by the U.N. Monitoring Group report on Somalia in July.
Naked Eritrean Regime: Hiding in Public Square! Zeru Hagos Dec 20, 2011-
The emperor in Eritrea is a naked emperor, yet he is unaware of his nakedness. A lot of things have changed with the Eritrean one man regime-Isaias Afeworki since he telegrammed to Bill Clinton to save him and his regime at the 11th hour before it collapse by the heroic Ethiopian Defence Forces pounding.
Then, unlike today, the running dogs of Isaias Afeworki, facing a certain defeat of their “ warsay yikalo” forces were telling the BBC and other media outlets that they know how to survive in the barren mountains of Nacfa and their retreat was no defeat...Today the one man regime spokesperson is telling VOA Amharic,
(click to listen) that the US was the reason Ethiopia was saved from the imminent collapse due to the one man regime military capabilities and strength. Ah! Entay emo yigeber(what can one do!). Shaibya has taken the saying “loosing is winning” to another level!
Book Review: A Tale of Two elections
A New Book by Ato Bereket Simeon
Reta Sisay Dec 20, 2011- Themed around the most famous opening passage by Charles Dickens-- “…the best” and “the worst of times”, A Tale of Two Elections emerges as a beautifully narrated true story that celebrates not only the craft and penmanship of the writer but also his ability to tell a gripping story filled with wit and humor...