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Ethiopia is one among few African countries in Overall Millennium Development Goal Progress

June 22, 2010 -- As G-8 and G-20 leaders prepare to gather in Canada, new analysis issued by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the United Nations Millennium Campaign finds that, in absolute terms, many of the world’s poorest countries are making the most overall progress...
The ODI and U.N. Millennium Campaign list of top 20 countries in “absolute” terms includes: Benin, Mali, Ethiopia, Gambia, Malawi,...
See Also:  For Sustained Growth, Ethiopia Needs to Promote Remonetization

Tell the G8 to give hands-on support for mothers and children living in poverty

Dear Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada As part of a comprehensive plan to save mothers, infants and children, please ensure the G8 commits to training an additional 3.5 million healthcare workers by 2015 at the upcoming G8 meeting in Canada.
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Thought for Today!

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand. By Woodrow Wilson

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Election Result

Official Results of the 23rd May 2010 General Election

The Results of the General Election to the House of Peoples’ Representatives
Elections were held for 547 seats in the House of Peoples’ Representatives in 547 Constituencies

  • EPRDF won 499 seats
  • ANDP won 8 seats
  • SPDP won 24 seats
  • BGPDP won 9 seats
  • HNL won 1 seat
  • APDO won 1 seat
  • Medrek won 1 seat
  • One Independent Candidate won 1 seat.

for winners by Region click here!

The Meaning of "Austerity"

Selam Radio(DC) Interview with Ato Adal Isaw on the Fourth Ethiopian Election for Sunday June 20, 2010

News & Analysis

Eritrea appoints Girma Asmerom as its ambassador in AU
Undermining African Union’s efforts for social, economic and political integration of the continent for long, Eritrea has now appointed its former ambassador in Ethiopia as its ambassador in the African Union (AU), resources disclose...(

In Eritrea, the Young Dream of Leaving
AMMAN, Jordan — Long before he learned to dunk on warped wooden backboards, Awet Eyob nursed a dream: to play basketball in America... Mr. Awet, 20, who is now living in Amman, Jordan, is the embodiment of Eritrea’s lost generation. This tiny country is spawning more refugees per capita than just about anywhere else in the world, according to United Nations statistics, and most of them are young men, and often the country’s most promising ones at that.
See Also:  Nearly 2,000 Eritrean refugees cross into Ethiopia every month(ena June 21, 2010 )

Do Microcredit Programs Alleviate Poverty and Foster Environmentally Sustainable Development? A Review of African Case Studies
Desta, Asayehgn, Ph.D.- With the hastening of the global poverty crisis and the absence of an adequate social safety net for those marginalized and vulnerable sections of society in the less developed countries, a number of researchers have moved beyond the relentless pursuit of short-term toward long-term anti-poverty, environmentally sustainable paradigms...

The IMF, the World Bank back Ethiopia’s Development efforts
The IMF and the World Bank recently approved loans and disbursements for the FDRE Government after a thorough assessment of successful implementation of development policies.
Two Loan Agreements amounting to 130 million dollars (1.8 billion birr) were signed between the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the World Bank on April 30, 2010. The first Additional Financing Agreement amounting to 80 million US dollars...

AP Exclusive: UN Africa corruption case buried
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—The United Nations compound of high-rise buildings, green lawns and white SUVs has been an engine of prosperity not only for Africa's diplomatic capital but also for two senior managers, an internal U.N. report found.

Ethiopia supreme court rejects election appeal
ADDIS ABABA (AFP) – Ethiopia's supreme court on Friday rejected an appeal by the country's main opposition coalition over alleged fraud in the May 23 polls that saw the ruling regime coast to re-election.
The supreme court has rejected all the appeals of Medrek which were 85 pages-long based on the fact...
Comment- Now that there is no ambiguity left and EPRDF has won and the Supreme Court has also spoken, any politician worth a second chance in 2015 should accept the people's verdict and move on!


To be (A NEOLIBERAL) and Not to be (A LIBERAL):
A Rejoinder to Adal Issaw

Revolutionary Democracy Vs. Liberal Democracy:
A Belated Reply to Yosyas Kifleyesus�s Article

Mark Your Calendar

The Tigrean Community All Members General Meeting Seattle, WA

Place- Tigrean Community Hall
Date- Sunday, June 27, 2010
Time- 4:00 PM

The Queen of Sheba Alumni Bay Area Chapter is sponsoring general meeting on June 27, 2010.

Please come and join us.

Place: 2500 Masonic Dr, San Jose, CA 95125
Date: 6/27/2010
Time: 12 to 3PM

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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

Date: Saturday, June 26, 2010

Everyone is invited

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