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A soure within the African Development Bank has told the Ecologist that the building of a controversial dam in Ethiopia cannot be stopped and will go ahead with or without international assistance.
At 240 meters high, the Gibe III dam would be the largest in Africa and would double the country's electricity generation capacity.
Dam these patronising Western campaigns
The Gibe III dam on the Omo River in Ethiopa, once completed, will be Africa’s second largest hydroelectric dam. The third stage in a five-part dam project, Gibe III is expected to extend electricity access to large swathes of the Ethiopian population, to raise per capita income levels,...
IMF sees continued strong growth for Ethiopia
NAIRoBI (Reuters) - Ethiopia outlook is favourable but its government needs to step up its anti-inflation and foreign currency rebuilding measures, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.
The Horn of Africa country expects its economy to expand by 10.1 percent in the 2009/10 fiscal year, up from 9.9 percent in the previous year.
Fears over Ethiopia's press code for poll coverage
DDIS ABABA (AFP) – A new press code that sets guidelines for coverage of Ethiopia's elections in May has drawn fire from embattled media staff, who face fines and jail time if found guilty of violations....
Here in the US there is a very widely accepted rule where the media is prohibited/self censored not to report results from the East while the West and Midwest is still voting. Also after the Bush /Gore fiasco most pollsters have stopped throwing ill research poll results at the voters...this is what a responsible media will do! But, does Ethiopia have a responsible Media? Can it afford another election 2005 turmoil? We think not! Thus, better to for-warn abusers now!
Meles, Brown to meet in London
Addis Ababa, March 22 (WIC) -The Guardian news paper, in its March 19th 2010 report, has quoted Gordon Brown saying that he would personally co-chair the first meeting of the climate finance group with Meles Zenawi, on 31 March 2010.
Eritrea’s diplomatic twists and turns
Since the imposition of sanctions in UN Security Council Resolution 1907 (2009), the Government in Asmara has been trying to use every trick it can to minimize the impact. The sanctions were imposed because of Eritrea’s acts of destabilization in the region,...
It would be the easiest thing for the regime to stop its support for Al-Shabaab, withdraw its forces from sovereign Djibouti territory, and end its backing for armed opposition movements in Ethiopia. President Isaias will have none of it...
A Week in the Horn
Nation to host 5th Int’l Conference on Federalism
Addis Ababa, March 18 (WIC) – The 5th International Conference on Federalism (ICF) would be held in Ethiopia from December 2 - 4, 2010.
According to a press release the 5th International Conference on Federalism Secretariat sent to WIC, the conference, to be held with the theme “Equality and Unity in Diversity for Development” emphasizes African, and specifically Ethiopian, perspectives in the international discourse on federalism ...
US condemns Ethiopia for VOA jamming
WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States condemned Ethiopia's blocking of Voice of America broadcasts, calling the country's accusations of the US radio service "baseless and inflammatory."
Didn’t the US block or deny Al Jazeera TV access to Cable TV or to that effect during the Iraq war? We are sure some of our resourceful readers will come with a precedence Ethiopia can use to silence the critics if it ever decides to Jam VOA-Amharic!
'US deliberately targeted al-Jazeera'