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IMF Executive Board Completes First Review Under Ethiopia’s ESF Arrangement and Approves US$58.7 Million Disbursement
Press Release No. 10/238 June 11, 2010
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved today the first review of Ethiopia’s economic performance under the 14-month arrangement under the high-access component of the Exogenous Shocks Facility (ESF). The Executive Board decision was taken on a lapse of time basis1. The approval will enable Ethiopia to draw SDR 40.11 million (about US$58.7 million), bringing total disbursements under the arrangement to SDR 113.65 million (about US$166.2 million).
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What Next for MEDREK and AEUP

Now that the Election Board has spoken out loud and the results will be official by June 21st should MEDREK and AEUP cut their loss and accept the people’s verdict and move on or try the last resort going to the courts to demand for re-election?
By all account even if there were irregularities here and there EPRDF has won big! We have not heard any evidence that could change....

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Thought for Today

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed. by Booker T. Washington

South Ethiopian Music and Culture

Interview with Ato Wondimu Asamnew, Minister Counselor I and Public Relation and Diplomacy Head at the Ethiopian Embassy Washington DC.

  Part I     Part II

Ato Tsehaye Debalkew from Selam Radio asked the minister on issues related to election 2010. The minister went in detail on the genesis of election in Ethiopia and the current results and the deliberate attempt to confuse the public by some quarters in regard to the “99.6%” win.

News & Analysis

Eritrea: genuine overtures for peace or more of the same?
The short history of Eritrea has been a record of a long list of political blunders, costly military adventures and disastrous diplomatic gambles. In a span of 15 years, it has managed to make enemies out of literally all its neighbours. But its leaders’ capacity for outdoing themselves in every one of these areas has never seemed to run out. It is to be recalled that following Eritrea’s invasion of sovereign Djibouti territory ...

See Also:  A Week in the Horn (11.06.2010)

To the Editors: New York Book Reviews
Ken Ohashi Country Director for Ethiopia and Sudan World Bank Washington, D.C

Development assistance is a complex and difficult task. In a recent article, “Cruel Ethiopia” [NYR, May 13], Helen Epstein highlights some of the challenges. However, I think that Ms. Epstein’s argument conflates two closely linked, but separable, topics. Fundamentally, development assistance aims to promote national development...

CDC provides 128 million USD to Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, June 8, 2010 (Addis Ababa) - Centers for Disease control and Prevention (CDC) provided 128 million USD support for strengthening health services in Ethiopia, Embassy of the United States of America to Ethiopia said.
In a press statement sent to ENA on Tuesday, the embassy said CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden is here for a five-day visit.

Ethiopia’s Peace Score Showed Biggest Gain in 2009, Survey Says
June 8 (Bloomberg) -- Ethiopia, whose army pulled out of neighboring Somalia last year, showed the greatest rise in peacefulness in 2009 among 149 countries studied in a survey released today.

Bavarian Beer Finds Fans on the Horn of Africa
Bratwurst, beer mugs, waitresses in dirndls and folksy slogans on the wall. It sounds like a beer hall in Bavaria. But this bar is actually in Addis Ababa, where an Ethiopian brewer has built a culinary monument to his former home in Germany.

Rivers are a gift of nature – but to whom? By Richard Pankhurst The recent signing of a new Nile Basin pact to replace colonial agreements has once again triggered a debate.. Professor Pankhurst, who has been familiar with the issue for a number of decades, analyses a book ... by Haïlou Wolde-Giorghis, a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris, sometime Legal Adviser to the Organisation of African Unity, and former Ethiopian Ambassador to France, in an important new work on the River Nile....(from capital)

Senator Inhofe lauded efforts of the country infrastructure sector development and congratulated premier Meles
(June 05, 2010)-Premier Meles held talks with a U.S. delegation led by Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma. Senator Inhofe lauded efforts of the country infrastructure sector development and congratulated the premier for the success of his party in the 4th national elections. Senator Inhofe told PM Meles the US will provide the necessary support to Ethiopia. Prime Minister Meles thank the Senator
Senator Inhofe and PM Mmeles also discussed on regional issues including Sudan. PM Meles told the Senator the peace agreement of Sudan is significant to the region.PM Meles also said affairs of Sudan should be left to Sudaness themselves.

Refraining from a costly political gamble
Following the announcement of provisional results for the national and regional elections held a fortnight ago, various opposition parties have revealed their take on the result and the election process.
They attributed their defeat to a host of reasons ranging from the harassment, intimidation, jailing and even killing of their members to expulsion of their election observers from polling stations to ballot box stuffing and the like.
(From Reporter)

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EPDRF’s massive landslide victory does not portray the swansong of multi-party democracy in Ethiopia.

The Red Sea Afars

Ethiopia’s Missing Opposition: What Is To Be Done?

Ode to Axum Alumni

Triple Treat!

Report on AYAA’s seventh Anniversary Reunion which was celebrated in the Memorial weekend

Restructuring the opposition: a possible solution

Election 2010: PM Meles Speech and the Extremist in Diaspora

History repeats itself: ESAT, an emerging terrorists’ media


World Wide Union of Ethiopian Students Establishment

Comments are welcome!

EACF Supports the Peaceful and Successful Conclusion of the 2010 Ethiopian Election

Who is She?

Patriotism full, colonization lacks;
Invasion unthinkable, unsuccessful attacks;
An African legacy, a pride for all blacks

Ethiopian Politics: My observation on the Tigray Local Governance, Multi Party System and the Election


Mark Your Calendar

Toronto Community Event!!

The Ethiopian Communities Council of Canada in collaboration with the Tigrayan Association in Toronto will be hosting an all-night party welcoming PM Meles In Toronto

Place: Hungarian Canadian Cultural Centre 840 St. Clair Avenue West (At Winona Drive and St. Clair Avenue West)
Date: Saturday, June 26, 2010

Everyone is invited

TDA Festival Germany 2010!

Saturday June 26, 15:00 AM to 19:00 PM
TDA Germany cordially invites every one to join our Festival
Concert with Daniel Band Saturday 26, June 21:00 PM to 6:00 AM.

Awlaelo Night in Seattle!!!

Awelalao Alumni Night in Seattle, June 19, 2010

For more Please visit alumni page

Axum Alumni Night in Las Vegas!!!

Axum Alumni Night in Las Vegas, June 23, 2010

For more Please visit alumni page

Queen Sheba Alumni Night in Seattle!!!

Queen Sheba Alumni Night in Seattle, July 2-4, 2010

For more Please visit alumni page

Shire night in Washington DC !!!

Shire Night in DC July 3-4 2010

For more Please visit dasna page

Enderta Development Event!!!

ERDA Invites you all for a Fund Rasing Party Night
Maryland July 24,

Agazi night in Adigrat, Ethiopia!!!

Agazi Night in Adigrat, Tigrai July 30 2010

For more Please visit alumni page

Raya Development Assoc Night!!

Raya Development Assoc July 31 2010

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