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Ethiopia gets over a billion birr grant for Excellence in Education

Tsehaye Debalkew, May 14, 2010 (Washington DC) - Ethiopia has been granted Birr 1,326,000,000 (One Billion and Three Hundred Twenty Six Million Birr) for its performance in education and its drive to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) set for the sector.

This huge financial grant is allotted by the Fast Track Initiative (FIT), a consortium of multi- lateral donor group constituting of the World Bank, the United Kingdom, Finland, Italy and the Netherlands
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The Official Inauguration of Beles Multi-purpose Hydroelectric Project


Ato Gebru Hagos Passed Away

Nehnan Jeganunan: The Story!

One thing we are pleasantly surprised about the Derg regime is that how it has managed to preserve its atrocities. The following story is a story of our Jeganuna . The story is about heroic TPLF/EPRDF Fighters who fell in to the hands of the Derg. Listen to Amora being interviewed by the then Derg functionaries. Listen to Amora’s unwavering stand and courage even though he knew death was around the corner! After you have listened, close your eyes and try to understand what went in to the struggle to bring today’s democracy in Ethiopia. Try if you can, to understand Amora’s words with that of Medrek ‘s and those trying to undo Article 39!
To Amora’s mother and all the other 13 Mothers of our Jeganuna, we thank you!!!!
(amharic, dimtsi woyane)

To all who email us, telling us to keep it up, we promise we will, no other choice except to honor Amora's last word! We hope to get the DVD copy and share it with all of you also.Meantime enjoy this song about the epic battle where Amora's chapter story started...

FM Seyoum on Election 2010!!!
For those who doubt election 2010 becoming all about the referendum on Tehadeso movement think twice! FM Seyoum in an interview with Dimtsi Woyane radio sheds light into "Effert" during Siye and "Effert" after Siye as well as the strengths and secrets of EPRDF success. If Ethiopia is better or worst since Tehadeso will be answered soon when results of election 2010 is known! (Interview is in Tigrigna)
Part I    Part II
(Thank you Dimtsi Woyane!!)

News & Analysis

The Environmental Responsibility of Multinational Enterprises: Lessons from MIDROC Ethiopia
Desta Asayehgn, May 15, 2009- After the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment held in Stockholm in 1972, and the Environment and Development (UNCED) also known as the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992, a plan of action has been initiated to provide a framework for the consideration of the environment...

Eritrea is not a factor for peace in Sudan or anywhere else in the region
This week, Eritrea’s Foreign Minister, Osman Salih, headed an Eritrean delegation to Sudan. The delegation was taking congratulations from President Isaias to President al-Bashir...As we noted last week, the Government of Eritrea appears to be making efforts to try and minimize the effects of the sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council last December (UNSC Resolution 1907 (2009)).
See Also:   A Week in the Horn (14..05.2010)

Ethiopia Elections not to be Controversial, Says Former US Envoy
Ethiopia’s upcoming general elections will not be as dynamic or as controversial as the 2005 elections because the opposition does not have the same ability to embark on a rigorous campaign before the vote...

A Realistic Step Forward: The Ethiopian Elections in Context
by J. Peter Pham, Ph.D- On May 23, voters in Ethiopia will cast ballots in the country's fourth parliamentary election since the establishment of a federal republic in 1995. While not a single ballot has yet been cast, some have already begun sowing doubts about the legitimacy of the pol

EEPCO grants electro, hydro-mechanical works of Gibe III project to Chinese Company
May 13, 2010 -- The Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) and the Dongfang Electric Corporation, a Chinese company, signed 459 million USD project accord on Wednesday that enable the company execute the electro and hydro-mechanical works of the Gibe III Hydroelectric Project.

Press Release

H.E. Mr. Demeke Mekonnen, Minister of Education of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, held discussions on 12 May 2010 with members of the Ethiopian Community residing in the tri-lateral states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. During this interactive meeting, which was organized by the Permanent Mission of Ethiopia to the United Nations, the Minster briefed the Community about the fourth- round national election

UN appeals for funds for Somali, Eritrean refugees
ADDIS ABABA (AFP) - The United Nations and Ethiopia appealed Wednesday for 13 million dollars to help the increasing number of Somali refugees entering the country each day.

Unbelievable Denials and Impractical Promises
By Mathza, May 10, 2010-One would have expected that some semblance of realism and sense of integrity and principles would prevail during the televised election debates. Unfortunately, this was not the case. It is clear that oppositions have not learned lessons from their past behaviors and failures. The debate was characterized by lack of criticism among opposition parties and rampant denials of progress made by the government

Nile treaties are malicious and must be renegotiated
TANZANIA PLANS TO BUILD a 170-kilometre water pipeline from Lake Victoria to benefit an estimated 4,000 people in its arid northwestern region.

Africa Least Likely to Meet Health Targets Set by UN
A report by the World Health Organization finds Africa is the region least likely to achieve the health targets set by the U.N. Millennium Development Goals....While the outlook for Africa is generally grim, she notes some African countries are doing much better than others."If we just take child mortality, under five mortality, we have seen some enormous declines of over 40 percent in countries as diverse as Eritrea, Malawi, Ethiopia, Mozambique and Niger and Namibia. Several of these countries faced enormous challenges in the 1990s including civil conflict," she said.

Political Election OR Burundo or Enkulal Selection
By Mehretab Assefa- What are the controversies about this election all about? Why are the loudest noises disproportionally in immigrant communities in the West?... after almost two decades after their demise, the Burundo and Enkulal enthusiasts are still trying to undermine and dictate what is taking place in Ethiopia. Reincarnated as born-again capitalists and new-age liberal democrats, they are...

Canada OKs sanctions against Eritrea
The federal Cabinet has approved sanctions against Eritrea in response to the African nation's support for a Somali militant ... The sanctions include a ban on weapons sales, and Canadian banks have been ordered to freeze any assets belonging to Eritrean political leaders and military officials.

Green Revolution and Industrial Decentralization: Policy Options for Food Security and Promoting Rapid Employment in Ethiopia
Tsegaye Tegenu, Stockholm University- In the Ethiopian political arena there is a discussion on the accuracy the figure and statistics of economic growth rate. My opinion is that the discussion should instead focus on the sources of the economic growth. Employment generation and productivity levels play key role in achieving high rates of growth and reduction of poverty


Revolutionary Democracy: A Fitting Worldview for Economic & Political Development of Ethiopia

The Environmental Responsibility of Multinational Enterprises: Lessons from MIDROC Ethiopia

Kitty, come down to earth!

Response back to our roots, back to Geez.

The croaking of the frogs doesn’t keep the elephants from drinking - Message to the EPRDF

If the facts conflict with your expectations, always believe the facts

You only know some one has cripple leg when he only gets up and walk

Diaspora role on the peaceful and democratic election



Yedres le EDP!!!!
Water Privatization Case Study: Cochabamba, Bolivia

The article is a good reading material to those opposition groups who are planning to privatize everything in the name of neo-liberalism! Be warned or be informed at least!
PM Meles Zenawi answers question from the general public
Part 1 and 2 (on governance)

Part 3(on Eritrea and Assab)

Part 4 (on Article 39)


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TDA to construct Eyasu Berhe Memorial Library!
TDA Executive Director, Ambassador Tewolde Gebru told ENA the Association has launched activities to construct a memorial library at a cost of 11 million Birr for the renowned artist Eyasu Berhe, who passed away suddenly in Alamata Town last January while leading a fund raising program for the town.

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