South Sudan can learn a lot from Ethiopia when it rewrites its constitution in the coming days as part of the agreement. Ethiopia has learned the hard way that forced assimilation and forced union is not an option! For a country with a crippling poverty and multi ethnic population, Ethnic Federalism, is the way to go!
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Remembering the Nile This quota remained unchanged until 1959,...[until] the quantity of water stored as a result of the construction of the High Dam.... bringing the Egyptian quota up to 55.5 billion ... quota was subsequently reconfirmed in an agreement signed in 1993 between Mubarak and Meles Zenawi, .. [ Who ever is churning such lopsided agreement and make believe stories about Ethiopia "affirming" Egypt's Nile quota as a solution is hallucinating! PM Meles never signed such agreement ! Egypt should be ashamed of itself to be so greedy that all it cares is about its own safety but not about the millions of Ethiopian people that will die of thirst and poverty if they do not develop and harness their god given rivers to use! What makes them think that Ethiopia, at the very least , can not store water in its soil that would otherwise be wasted joining the Mediterranean sea similar to what they have done at the Aswan dam! The more we read some Egyptian papers the more we get aggravated!]
Nobel Peace Laureates to Human Rights Watch: Close Your Revolving Door to U.S. Government (May 12, 2014)- By Adolfo Pérez Esquivel and Mairead Maguire - The following letter was sent to Human Rights Watch's Kenneth Roth on behalf of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Adolfo Pérez Esquivel and Mairead Maguire; former UN Assistant Secretary General Hans von Sponeck; current UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories Richard Falk; and over 100 scholars..
[It seems things are catching up with HRW. Some of you may have second guessed Ethiopia's complaint over the years about HRW! Perhaps this will help you understand why Ethiopia was complaining all along! The scholars should also ask HRW to cleanse itself from the super rich which are equally influencing the organization!
EPRDF’s Distorted Policy Aggar (Associates)
Gorse Ismail May 12, 2014 - The Somalis voice from Somali region of Ethiopia has finally been heard by the international community. The United States, the United Kingdom as well as...[We are not sure if the problem in Somalia region -in what ever form it exist, is tied to the fact that the ruling party in the region is an "agar" to eprdf, but, our long time friend Gorse has been complaining for long on this issue thus why we have posted the commentary here for all to read!]
Sudan slams Egyptian media's provocation over Ethiopian dam May 9, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudanese foreign minister Ali Karti has criticised Cairo’s approach to dealing with the issue of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam (EGRD), calling on the Egyptian media and other circles to stop what he described as “clowning”.
Fitch Rates Ethiopia 'B'; Outlook Stable PARIS/LONDON, May 09 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has assigned Ethiopia Long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) of 'B'. The Outlooks on the Long-term IDRs are Stable...
.[it is amazing a country that was in the abyss before EPRDF came to power is rated this high! What an achievement! It can only get better once the first phase of GTP is done.]