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    Ethiopia warns of action against Eritrea

    ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia warned on Saturday it would take "all measures necessary" against Eritrea, in a rare threat of direct action against a neighbour it routinely accuses of supporting rebel groups

    "What we are saying is that we will not sit idle and watch Eritrea challenge our sovereignty and our development efforts," foreign ministry spokesman Dina Mufti told Reuters.
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“We are much better of with stable and unfriendly Egypt than unstable Egypt” --Prime Minister Meles
> Excerpts: Prime Minister Meles Zenawi on (3/12/2011)Saturday appeared before the press to brief local journalists and foreign correspondents on a range of economic and developmental issues as well as the possible impacts of uprisings in Northern Africa and the Middle East region on the country.

Key note address by H.E. Ato Hailemariam Dessalegn, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the FDRE to the General Assembly.
(March 2011)- The Deputy Prime Minister was invited for this purpose by the President of the General Assembly following the latter’s visit to Addis in January, 2011 on the occasion of the AU Summit...

The Ethiopian government proclamation number 286/94 required all tax payers to register their businesses with the Ethiopian Custom and Revenue Authority(ECRA) office, submit the business owner’s finger print, and obtain a Tax Identification Number (TIN). More

Thought for Today!
Since what others may do to us is not in our power to change, we need only concern ourselves with what we do to ourselves, for this is in our power. by Guy Finley

Africa on the brink of a take-off

News, Analysis & Articles

The Other Faces Of Ethiopia And Its Detractors..
Genenew Assefa, March 18, 2011- By all reckoning, no place-name invokes as Adwa does an intense patriotic feeling and national pride across the Ethiopia’s multitude of religious and cultural communities. This is indeed as it should be...The Other Face of Ethiopia held a fundraising/ book launch -- Adwa for Africa -- at the National Theater attended by a huge audience of businessmen...English weekly- Fortune - had a lot to be desired in that it failed to capture the prevailing upbeat mood of the occasion. In an eyebrow raising departure from the universal sense of patriotism ....

The United Nations agencies working in Ethiopia signed around two billion US dollars grant agreement with the government of Ethiopia.
March 18, 2011- According to the agreement signed between the two sides yesterday (March 17, 2011), the grant will be disbursed over the coming four years (2012-2015). The grant will be delivered by the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF).
Need we say more on the promising future of our birth country or on our extremists, the likes of "girgir 7 a.k.a Bire and Andy", how detached they are from reality and their campaign to stop grants like the UN type? No we shall not, the news speak volumes on both fronts!

Pro-Democracy Movements' in North Africa and the Middle East: The Arabs' Dreams, the West's Woes
Tesfaye Habisso, March 2011- Recent decades have witnessed a dramatic worldwide expansion in the number of democracies, transforming political systems in Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, Asia, as well as parts of Africa. Quite recently the masses of North African...

UN security council resolution 1973 (2011) on Libya – full text

The Security Council,
Recalling its resolution 1970 (2011) of 26 February 2011,
Deploring the failure of the Libyan authorities to comply with resolution 1970 (2011),
Expressing grave concern at the deteriorating situation, the escalation of violence, and the heavy civilian casualties,
Reiterating the responsibility of the Libyan authorities to protect the Libyan population and reaffirming that parties to armed conflicts bear the primary responsibility to take all feasible steps to ensure the protection of civilians,...Decides to establish a ban on all flights in the airspace of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya in order to help protect civilians;

Ministry working to enhance dve’t participation of Ethiopian Diaspora
March 17 (WIC) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that it is undertaking various activities to enhance the participation of Ethiopian Diaspora in the ongoing democratization, development and peace endeavors of the country

Tired reading all the huffing and puffing articles from our extremists on the "who is next to fall" game inspired by the Arab Revolution? If you are read the following article by Francis Fukuyama on China it will help!!---- Is China Next?

When Would They Talk about the Interest of the Nation?
Ted A. March 15, 2011-It is perhaps not all that worthwhile to talk about scribes who care little about demonstrable facts no matter how much these might be manifestly incontrovertible to the neutral observer. I do understand and realize that, at the end of the day, more often than not, what we make of the facts and how they are interpreted depends on the conceptual framework ...

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Underscores Ethiopia's Fast Paced Growth at a UN Confab!
March 14, 2011- Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister, Ato Hailemariam Desalegn, who is in America on a working visit to the United Nations as well as a bilateral engagement with the government of the USA participated in a thematic meeting on how to spur investment in productive capacities of the LDCs in New York

Since its overwhelmingly win in the last election, the Ethiopian government has started an ambitious growth and transformation plan for the country. This plan among many other goals, calls for Ethiopia to be self sufficient in food in five years time! The Ethiopian government has high hopes the Diaspora community with its immense potential of wealth and knowledge will play its important role in achieving the growth and transformation goals.The Government will tour in many North American cities in April to discuss the plan in detail with the Diaspora community. Boston is one selected city and TV personality Mahdi Omar from The African Television Network of New England (ATNNE) had an interview with meeting organizers Dr Maheteme and Ato Teodros ... Watch!

Mark Your Calendar

Alumni and Dev Associations Annual Event Calender, 2011

Queen Sheba --DC July 2-3 (note date change!)

AYAA --Atlanta May 28,

Axum --Denver June 26,

Agazi --Denver July 2-3,

Awlaelo --Atlanta June 18,

Shire --Boston July 3,

Enderta --Seattle July 2-3,

Tembien --Atlanta July 2,

Raya----Denver June 4

Tigray festival--DC August 3-7,

UCLA to offer a class for high school students Amharic
The class is for those who speak and/or understand at home and want to learn to read and write in Amharic or to develop their speaking and literacy skills.
Date: June 28 - July 28, 2011
Time: 9:00AM - 12:30PM

A call for all potential bidders to build the late Iyasu Berhe memorial in Mekelle!
   Message from Tsegereda Berhe

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