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    Growth and Transformation and Diaspora Community Role

    As we all know the Ethiopian government and Ethiopian people are deeply engaged in the Transformation and Growth Plan. The plan calls for Ethiopia to be self sufficient in food with the Industry sector playing a leading role in the economy and surpassing the service sector by the end of the next five years.

    As Prime Minister Meles pointed out in his latest Q&A session with Parliament, all Ethiopian Foreign Mission's primarily role is to seek investors and promote investment...For more and to Have Your Say!
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Current Events

The Revolution that needs your attention and the Revolution that is exploding as we speak in Ethiopia today! Watch and above all Listen!

Thank you Diaspora!!

Thank you Diaspora, especially those in Washington DC Metro Area, for denying the extremists a shouting voice! The extremist's call to demonstrate both at our embassy and State Dept gate was a big failure with only a hand full of people attending! If the extremists knew shame they would have shamed themselves never to come back again but...!
Thank You Diaspora

Accusations of corruption over parking garage contract

Gov’t will continue controlling price hikes: PM Meles
Addis Ababa, February 3 (WIC) – Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said that the government will continue taking all the necessary measures to control price hikes.

  PM Meles Q&A session with MPs

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News, Analysis & Articles

Ethiopia’s bold ethnic-based policies ended decades of bitter conflicts
A decentralised system of government was ushered into Ethiopia in 1991, when the socialist Derg was toppled by the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Front (EPRDF).It was a radical departure from the past political system that did not allow for self-rule.Following decolonisation, state building in Africa was widely seen as forging a nation state with a common culture and identity.

What I Admired About Ethiopians
Philip N. Wesseh- Recently I was part of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf's delegation to the 16th Summit of Heads of State of Africa of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia... Ethiopia is the oldest independent country in Sub Saharan Africa. The earliest evidence of Ethiopian history was in around 1000BC when the Queen of Sheba visited King Solomon. The first recorded kingdom in Ethiopia grew around Axum during the 3rd century BC. Axum was an offshoot ..

The Youth Bulge, Rapid Urbanization and Political Violence: Understanding Egyptian Revolution.
Tsegaye Tegenu Feb 22 2011-Youth bulge is a demographic period in which the proportion of youth in the population increases significantly compared to other age groups, both older and younger. I define youth bulge as large cohorts in the ages 15–29 relative to the total adult population. Other studies define youth bulge in the age group 15-24.

President Isaias: a love affair with explosives
(MoFA,Feb 11, 2011)- The saying that old habits die hard rings nowhere more true than in the behaviour of what is still Africa’s youngest nation - Eritrea. From its first day of independence, Eritrea has displayed...
A Week in the Horn (11.2.2011)

Ambassador Girma Birru Holds a Round-table Discussion with US Investors!!

February 11, 2011 Washington DC- Ambassador Girma Birru, held a round-table discussion with high-profile American investors at a meeting room of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. yesterday.

See Also:  Weekly Newsletter of the Ethiopian Consulate General in Frankfurt

Ambassador Mulugeta Alemeseged Presents his Credentials to President of the Italian Republic
Ambassador Mulugeta Alemeseged today presented to His Excellency Giorgio Napolitano, President of the Italian Republic, the Letters accrediting him as an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to the Italian Republic, at an official ceremony held at the State Palace in Rome.

Somali Region President Urges Community to Enhance Engagement in Peace, Development
February 7, 2011- President of the Somali Regional State Abdi Mohammed Omer briefed and discussed on Sunday peace and development activities and progress made with Ethiopian Somali community in the UK. At the head of the high level delegation including the Speaker of the Regional Council, the President elaborated at great length changes being effected in various sectors showcasing how the expansion of education has availed the populous equal opportunities, empowering...

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Mark Your Calendar

Lekatit 11 in Seattle

Date:  Sunday, Feb 27 -2011 , 12PM
Place:   1902 E. Yesler Way, Seattle
Place:  Tigrean Community Center
There will be barbecue and entertainment at this festive event. Come and join us to celebrate the 36th anniversary of Lekatit 11.

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