Ethiopian PM: Around 20,000 detained under state of emergency Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Dessalegn says that the number of detainees arrested since Ethiopia declared a state of emergency in early October amid violent protests "does not exceed 22, 000" but includes "high level officials." Growth, Trump, and debt in Africa: Key economic trends to watch in 2017 In 2016, real GDP growth in sub-Saharan Africa is estimated to have been the weakest since the 2008-09 global financial crisis. This was largely because of the weak performance in its two largest economies, South Africa and Nigeria, which together make up about half of sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP.
Hannah Godefa Leading the Fight for Girls' Rights When Hannah Godefa sat down and flipped open her laptop screen, a quote by Hillary Clinton popped up in pride of place on her desktop.
“I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas. But what I decided to do was fulfill my profession.”
Clinton made the comment in 1992 in response to a question about her continuing her legal career while her husband, Bill Clinton, was Governor of Arkansas. Government as Employer of Last Resort: A Tentative Proposal for Solving Youth Unemployment in Ethiopia Desta, Asayehgn, Ph.D 01-07-17 - Despite having a favorable Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for more than fifteen years, Ethiopia is currently faced with exceptional challenging youth unemployment.
The youth unemployment and idleness in Ethiopia has contributed to massive social unrest... Ethiopia Continues to Move Unperturbed Amen Teferi 01-06-17
A couple of week ago, Ethiopia had received two high level delegations from the Saudi. The first delegation was followed by another in less than a week time. A run of bad luck has irritated Egypt...
How to Counter Fake News Dring the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Macedonian teens looking to get paid for ad-clicks, Russian cyber sophisticates apparently looking to
tilt the outcome, and some homegrown mood manipulators broadcast outrageous and false stories packaged to look like real news.
Their counterfeit posts were nearly indistinguishable from authentic coin and remain so, even in the face of skeptical but impatient fact-checking.
Ethiopian to Link Chengdu with Africa Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, is delighted to announce that it has
concluded preparations to start new flight to Chengdu, China three times weekly as of
June 3, 2017. Chengdu is the capital of China’s Sichuan province and is the 7th-largest city in China.
Chengdu is the country's western center of logistics, commerce, science and technology,
as well as a hub of transportation, manufacturing and communication.
Jigjiga modern abattoir begins meat export to UAE
Addis Ababa, January 4, 2017 (FBC) - A modern slaughterhouse built in Jigjiga town, Ethiopian Somali regional state, has begun exporting meat to the
United Arab Emirates (UAE).The abattoir began export of quality lamb and goat meat last week via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
Explaining President Isaias’ deep-seated antipathy toward the people of Eritrea David Elias Jan 2017 - One of the most striking aspects of the regime’s new year declarations for the last two decades is the fact that how far
removed both in language and substance the Dictator’s promises are from the greatest of all aspirations equally ...
Full Interview:EPRDF Congress Should Look Inwards! Aboy Sebhat in an exclusive interview with Addis Zemen said Ethiopia will shame her enemies and become a hopeful country with a bright future for her people.
Speaking about current EPRDF deep tehadeso he said, EPRDF is resolute to fight rent seekers and EPRDF will not commit treason to save the bad apples in its ranks!
Ethiopia jails 20 Muslims accused of pursuing Sharia state ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — An Ethiopian court has sentenced 20 Muslims to prison
after they were found guilty of trying to establish a state ruled by Sharia law and inciting violence.
They were charged under Ethiopia’s anti-terrorism law and convicted last month. All but one received prison
terms of five and a half years. Two were journalists working for a Muslim radio station.
REST and Development
Gebrehiwot Gebru, Mekelle 01-03-17
What does Trump’s presidency spell for Africa? Bereket Gebru 01-03-17 -
With the enhanced role of the U.S. in the world as the only superpower since
the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s and the tighter grip of globalization, U.S. Presidential
elections have become the interest of people from all over the world.
The euphoria and optimism around the world during Barack Obama’s election in 2008
was a clear demonstration of the increasing significance of U.S. elections over the world.
Ethiopian Sets Yet another Year of Growth Milestones Africa’s largest Airline Group, Ethiopian Airlines, is pleased to announce that it has ended yet
another year of fast and profitable growth in 2016, highlighted by fleet and network expansion
as well as significant investment in customer services in the air and on the ground.
Rescuing Postgraduate Studies from the Downward Spiral of Shame Tesfai Hailu 01-01-17 - Anyone who has ever been enrolled in a postgraduate study at a credible university would know how demanding, exhausting and time-consuming it is. Prior to admission, not only does a prospective student
have to earn above average grade, but also obtain a letter of recommendation...
EPRDF Statement on Current Progress of the Deep Tehadeso(Renewal)
Ethiopian Marks Annual Christmas Party Day with Orphans Ethiopian Airlines colorfully marked orphan children’s Christmas party
on December 31, 2016 at its headquarters, providing the children drawn from fourteen humanitarian
organizations with giveaway items and entertaining them with lively artistic performances
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Gets Set to Open Construction of the 6,000-megawatt, US $5 billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) began nearly six years ago and is now close to completion. Sometime in 2017,
the dam, which sits on the Blue Nile near the border of Ethiopia and Sudan, will begin producing electricity
SPC Graduation Colorfully Celebrates G.Haweria B 12-30-16 - A Graduation Ceremony
of six first generation Seed Producer Cooperatives (SPCs) took place on 29 December 2016 at the main campus of Mekelle University.
The six SPCs were organized following the launching of the LSB project in 2009.
Ethiopia is Burning the Midnight Oil Amen Teferi 12-27-16 - Whether western think-tanks or activists (like the Survival International, Oakland Institute and Rights Groups) like it or not, all the dams we plan to build on our rivers in the coming five years will, as expected, be materialized...