Sudanese Forces to Withdraw From Abyei Region as Ethiopian Troops Move in
Northern and Southern Sudan agreed to withdraw their forces from the disputed border region of Abyei, while Ethiopian peacekeepers will deploy in the area, former South African President Thabo Mbeki said.
The Ethiopian forces will take over peacekeeping in Abyei once a United Nations mandate is agreed, Mbeki told reporters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, today.
“The agreement provides for demilitarization of Abyei, so the Sudan forces that are there will pull out and be redeployed out of Abyei, as well as any other military force,” said Mbeki, who negotiated the agreement as head of the African Union’s High-Level Implementation Panel on Sudan.
This is good news in many ways: It is good for the people of Sudan both in the North and South and good for Ethiopia's security challenges!The mad man in Eritrea will have one less backdoor to come-in and create havoc in Ethiopia!
I will give up BEEF for Growth!
Y Bekele June 21, 2011 - The latest news articles about the Ethiopian inflation carried by the Western Medias, as usual has a test of spectacular yellow journalism, with many ways trying to find a relevance or a twist to the uprising in the Arab world. That is why, the words "rebellion" and "authoritarianism" were sprinkled, about inflations...
Exaggerated and outdated concerns over the Nile
(MoFA June 17, 2011)- Apocalyptic prophesies have been around for centuries. Eschatology, millennialism and obsession with Armageddon and the Day of Judgment have all too often resulted in mass hysteria and heavy losses of life. This variant of end-of-the-world prediction is still around—Harold Camping‘s prophesies spring to mind— but it is mostly the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters. Another, more recent strain of prediction can be found in what are normally considered more heavyweight mainstream publications. Recent newspaper headlines in the New York Times or the Washington Post, not just the National Enquirer, show a dangerous trend.
GTP meeting in Brussels
17 June 2011- On Saturday June 11, 2011 14:00 hrs local time close to 200 compatriots gathered at the Vanerie Cultural Center to attend a meeting hosted by the Ethiopian Embassy in Brussels. The meeting was about the Growth and transformation Plan (GTP).
Ato Teferi, diplomat from the Embassy opened the meeting by giving an introductory speech and then His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Kassu Ilala started a two part power point presentation as follows...
Ethiopia Heads towards Building a Green Economy
16 June 2011- During the last several years, Ethiopia has been implementing five-year rolling plans with the objective of eradicating poverty. Accordingly, the Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction Programme (SDPRP) and Plan for Accelerated and Sustained Development to end Poverty (PASDEP) were implemented between 2002/03-2004/05 and 2005/06-009/10.