News & Analysis
Eritrea’s short-sighted calculations
Eritrea’s leaders never tire of shifting allegiances. Their moves whether in bilateral relations or in multilateral forums seldom appear to be based on well-thought out strategic decisions or any predictable set of principles. All too often, friendships are forged or broken, based on the whims of its leaders. Such short-sighted calculations have been used to carry out the series of destructive
A Week in the Horn
Hydropolitics and Regional Stability in the Nile Basin.
Aaron Tesfaye May 2010-
Population growth, poverty, ecosystem degradation and water scarcity are serious threats to political stability in the Nile Basin nations. In the past, tensions were muted by several factors: Egypt’s military dominance, civil wars in Sudan and Ethiopia and the negligible use of water by upstream riparian states. But recently tensions have surfaced, as most riparian states have openly defied the status quo, which favors Egypt
Ethiopia rejects Egypt Nile claims
Zenawi said Egypt's approach to the distribution of the Nile is out of date [Al Jazeera]Ethiopia's prime minister has rejected a threat by Egypt to prevent the building of dams and other water projects upstream on the Nile river.
Meles Zenawi told Al Jazeera on Wednesday that Egypt will not be able to stop his country from building dams on the river.
Ethiopian leader Meles Zenawi
Ethiopia is a country under construction.
By Uduak Amimo
BBC News, Addis Ababa-
Mr Meles is the African Union's spokesperson for climate change
Drive out of the main Bole International airport in the capital, Addis Ababa, and you are immediately confronted by building works all the way down to the central Meskel square.
The Monthly Puplication from the Ethiopian Embassy in London
In this issue climate change and the upcoming G20 summit, the 23rd May elections, progress in road building, transport and dams, including the new Beles hydro-power station that opened on 5th May, advances in agriculture and malaria control, the opening of Ethiopia’s first science academy, tourism and sport are covered.
UK readers should look out for Jonathan Dimbleby’s upcoming programme on Ethiopia in his new BBC series - An African Journey with Jonathan Dimbleby – see page 10.
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
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