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5th International conference on federalism equality and unity in diversity for development

Call for Case Studies: Deadline 15 February 2010
The case studies should try to directly address one of the questions listed in the issue paper. The time allocated for the presentation of each of the cases will be seven minutes.

Practitioners and experts with experience relating to any of the topics and questions listed in the issue paper (excerpted below) are welcome to send an abstract by February 15, 2010. The conference seeks a balanced participation regarding gender, professional experience and regions. Hence, women and young professionals are especially encouraged to submit their abstracts
PM Meles Zenawi’s interview with WIC in connection with the 35 founding anniversary of the Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF), source=(waltainfo.com).

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Senatorial confirmation hearing for U.S. Ambassador-designate to Ethiopia


Ensuring the integrity of the coming election: undemocratic proclivities
The agreement between the parties signing the Code of Conduct has been one such positive step transcending the petty squabbles that have so long characterized inter-party relations. Nevertheless, the behaviour of some political actors still leaves a lot to be desired.

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Ethiopia gets Microsoft software in Amharic

ADDIS ABABA (AFP) – US software giant Microsoft has launched Windows Vista in Amharic, the first operating system in the national language of Ethiopia.

"Launching the Amharic version software is a major step forward for Amharic to be a language of technology," Director of the Ethiopian ICT Development Agency, Debretsion Gebremichael was quoted as saying by the Ethiopian News Agency (ENA).



ARENA vs UDJ: Ideas vs Personalities Election 2010

Election 2010 by all indication is going to be as popular if not more as election 2005 was. As we all know a spectacular peaceful election 2005 was tarnished by events that followed after the election. Ethiopians are hoping lessons were learned both by the government and the oppositions no to repeat past mistakes...But in Ethiopia political groups are born every election and the learning curve is always there with all new comers. The latest new comers are ARENA, UDJ and MEDREK...more on
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Meles holds talks with US Africa Command Commander

Addis Ababa, February 9, 2010 (Addis Ababa) - Prime Minister Meles Zenawi here on Tuesday discussed with US Africa command commander General William Ward . Meles on the occasion expressed gratitude to the US government for its support in hard time of the Ethiopian airlines crash in Beirut

Eritrea - Panic over UNSC-Sanctions & AU-Support
Abdullah A. Ado – Email: abdullahadoa@gmail.com
On December 23, 2009, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) imposed arms embargo on tyrant Afewarki and his military junta for illegally supplying arms to Al-Shabab group, who are battling the internationally recognized transitional government of Somalia...



EDP demands "white terror" perpetuators to be prosecuted similar to the "red terror" ones!


Bad malaria pills raise drug resistance fears
10-country study in Africa finds high rates of poor quality medicine
High rates of the most effective type of malaria-fighting drugs sold in three African countries are poor quality — including nearly half the pills sampled in Senegal — raising fears of increased drug resistance that could wipe out the last weapon left to battle a disease that kills 1 million people each year, according to a U.S. report released Monday.


Mekelle Tigrai 02/04/10, (Aigaforum)-The Tigrai Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) started its armed struggle on Feb 11 1967(EC). The armed struggle ended when the EPRDF a Front made up of TPLF, ANDM, OPDO and SEPDM defeated the Dergue regime 18 years ago.The TPLF's strength comes from its popularity among the Tigrean people. The people have paid untold sacrifices to uphold TPLF's ideals and every Lekatit (February) 11 they celebrate it as national holiday and every five years the celebration is held in a grand scale. This year's celebration started on Jan 29, 2010 with a torch lightening ceremony at Dedebit where the armed struggle started...more


Ethiopian-flagged vessel thwarts pirate attack
(CNN) -- An Ethiopian-flagged vessel fought off a pirate attack in the Gulf of Aden earlier this week, the multi-national anti-piracy task force said Thursday.


Senate confirmation hearing of Ambassador Donald E Booth
Washington DC, (Aigaforum)-The US Senate held a hearing today, February 2, 2010 to examine Ambassador Donald E Booth who is Ambassador Nominee of the U.S.A to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. During the Hearing Senator Russell Feingold, Chair of the Africa Sub-Committee asked whether the upcoming election will be fair and free...


RESPONSE TO NEGATIVE REMARKS ON EMPEROR YOHANNES IV
By Mathza, January 30, 2010-Between mid and 22 January 2010 a number of Ethiopians have aired on VOA Amharic program their views regarding the project for erecting a monument for Emperor Yohannes IV. Some of them were negative. Not only did they belittle the Emperor but also...


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Lekatit 11 in Melbourne!!!

Melbourne is Celebrating 35th Anniversary of Yekatit 11.


Lekatit 11 in Washington DC!!!

Washington DC is Celebrating 35th Anniversary of Lekatit 11 the day TPLF started its armed struggle
When Feb 20, 2010    where: 6000 Georgia Ave N.W
For more call 206-265 8702



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March 12, 13, & 14, 2010
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