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    Ethiopian Cargo Wins “AFRICAN CARGO AIRLINE OF THE YEAR...
    Ethiopian Cargo proudly announces that it has won "THE AFRICAN CARGO AIRLINE OF THE YEAR" award at the Air Cargo Africa 2011 Conference held in Nairobi Kenya on 24 February 2011. The award was organized by STAT TIMES International for excellence in Air Cargo in Africa. According to the STAT TIMES, Ethiopian Airlines Cargo has won the nominations of its readers worldwide for the "STAT TIMES International Award for Excellence in Air Cargo" in the category of AFRICAN CARGO AIRLINE OF THE YEAR.
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Obama says Gadhafi must leave Libya 'now'


WASHINGTON – Ratcheting up the pressure, President Barack Obama on Saturday said Moammar Gadhafi has lost his legitimacy to rule and urged the Libyan leader to leave power immediately.
Is this the last straw for Gadhafi?


TPLF Stories Retold!!.


You want to know the secrets of TPLF success? You want to know a little about what courage is, what valor is and what "tsinat" means! If you do, listen to the following round table discussion with former members of TPLF. It will give you a window view in to the vast, rich yet magnificent history of the TPLF and the Tigrean people who successfully defeated one of the largest army in Africa! The discussion was recorded on the occasion of the 36th Lekatit 11 anniversary at Dedebit-meqalih online forum on Feb 20, 2011.


  part I     part II     part III     part IV    



Betreseltan of VOA Interview with Ato Siye Abraha, current Deputy Chairman of UDJ
   Part I    Part II

Now that Birtukan has officially stepped down, we wonder why, UDJ thinks it still is Kinjit "werash"!! With Dr Negasso and Ato Siye leading the party,it will be interesting to see how the extermist supporters of UDJ in Diaspora will handle the new leaders? We are sure this was not the transformation they have been looking for!

...Interesting concept UDJ has! It used to be, one has to wage a revolution from "ke Geter wede Ketema" since most people live in the country side. And it was a proven concept BTW! But UDJ has none of it, it wants to wage the revolution from City to Countryside "ke Ketema wede Geter"
Did things change or remained the same since EPRP flirtation with insurrection in the late Sixties....with a deadly result! How is such concept compatible with election politics and winning majority?




News, Analysis & Articles

Gilgel Gibe III’s detractors continue their campaign
(MoFA, Febc 26, 2011)- Ethiopia sometimes appears to be a magnet for criticism. It’s not just the all-too-often occasions when self-styled human rights activists feel like a bit of Ethiopia-bashing, but it even happens when it is involved in highly productive development projects that will impact positively on the lives of millions of people...
See Also:  A Week in the Horn (25.02.2011)


DELIVERANCE
The Ethiopian government, demonstrated by its recent action (intervention), aimed at stabilizing the market. I’ll get into it later in detail but before that, let me briefly scribble the economic thoughts that exert influence on the current global stage.

H.E. Amb. Seyoum Mesfin presents his credentials to H.E. President Hu Jintao
H.E. Amb. Seyoum Mesfin presented his credentials to H.E. President Hu Jintao, People’s Republic of China, at a formal ceremony held on 15 February 2011 at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
H.E. President Hu Jintao congratulated Amb. Seyoum and said, the appointment of an Ambassador who had served as a foreign Minister for almost two decades is indicative of the importance attached to the relations by the Ethiopian government.

Ambassador Girma Birru presented his credential to President Barack Obama.
Feb 24, 2011- His Excellency Mr. Girma Birru, Special Envoy, Ambassador Extra-ordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to the United States of America, presented his credential to President Barack Obama at a ceremony held at the White House on February 23, 2011.

NFID to Present Prestigious Awards at Upcoming Gala to Minister Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has served as Ethiopia’s Minister of Health for the past five years. Under his leadership the country has embarked on an effort to improve the health of Ethiopians by addressing specific diseases such as malaria and HIV/AIDS and to improve the structure and capacity for health services, with a special emphasis on maternal care.

Social Protection Program in Ethiopia Helps Citizens Monitor Services and Budgets
Washington D.C., February 22, 2011—Ethiopia’s Protection of Basic Services (PBS) program, which is supported by eleven donors, is to receive additional financing of $420 million from IDA, the World Bank’s fund that assists low-income countries with interest-free credits and grants..
what a repudiation for HRW and the other lunatics who wanted AID to be stopped!! Eat your hearts out HRW!!!





The Ethiopian government proclamation number 286/94 required all tax payers to register their businesses with the Ethiopian Custom and Revenue Authority(ECRA) office, submit the business owner’s finger print, and obtain a Tax Identification Number (TIN). For Ethiopians living outside of Ethiopia obtaining accurate and timely information about complying with this proclamation has been rather difficult. More


Mark Your Calendar

March 8 Celebration in Washington DC

The Washington DC branch Woman's Association invites all Ethiopians to celebrate "March 8 International Woman's day"
Date: Saturday March 5, 2011
Time: 7:00pm-2:00am
Place: 901s. Highland St. Arlington Va, 22204 (Ethiopian Community)


For more information, call : 443-413-2859



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.



Mums for Mums is an NGO based in northern Ethiopia. It is dedicated to working with some of the most marginalized and forgotten members of Ethiopian society - young single women and people living with HIV and AIDS.
Please donate what ever you can!





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