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Living up to the challenge of drawing FDI
Bereket Gebru 05-10-18 - The past quarter of a century witnessed the rise of trade relations between states and powerful non-state actors. Cross-border investments have become the order of the day in which private interests are provided with packages of incentives ...

Tigray Communities Forum in North America (N.A.) held a successful Event in Las Vegas
Tigray Communities Forum in North America, which was formed by communities from various states, held an event on May 2nd 2018 in Las Vegas. The event included a full day ...

Ethiopian Airlines and Air Côte d'Ivoire Enter Codeshare Agreement on Routes between West Africa and the USA
Addis Ababa, May 9, 2018 Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline and Air Côte d'Ivoire, the national flag carrier of Côte d'Ivoire, have entered into a codeshare agreement effective May, 2018

Notice to the Press from the President Office in Regard to Proper Attire!
The President Office 05-09-18

How Costa Rica Gets It Right
How has a country of under five million people become a world leader in developing holistic policies that promote democratic, sustainable, and inclusive economic growth? The answer lies in its people's belief that focusing on the welfare of all citizens not only enhances wellbeing, but also increases productivity.

Abstract Submission Deadline Extended to May 21st, 2018
The Global Society of Tigrean Scholars (GSTS) 05-08-18

ለሰላም የተዘረጉት እጆች
ቶሎሳ ኡርጌሳ 05-09-18

Mallattoo Tokkummaa Keenyaa
Hiikaa Margaa tiin 05-09-18 - Biyyi kun baroota hedduudhaaf biyya fakkeenya hiyyummaaf gadadoo jedhamuun beekamtu turte. Biyya midhaan nyaataanillee of danda’uu hin dandeenye waan turteef harka biyya ormaa gargaarsaaf eeggachaa biyya turteedha.

Ethiopia, The Economic Miracle of Africa
Addis Ababa, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The Ethiopian economy is valued as the largest in the region and a miracle in Africa, considering that only 18 years ago the country had one of the highest poverty rates in the world.According to a report recently released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the figures amounting to 8.5 percent indicate ...

An Ethiopia-backed port is changing power dynamics in the Horn of Africa
When Eritrea gained its independence from Ethiopia in 1993, Ethiopia became landlocked and therefore dependent on its neighbors—especially Djibouti—for access to international markets. This dependency has hampered Ethiopia’s aspiration to emerge as the uncontested regional power in the Horn of Africa.

Auditing EPRDF-A Daunting Task for the Premier
Samuel Estefanous 05-07-18 - A few days ago I found myself in a unique position of fielding ‘weird’ questions relative to the intriguing state of my “attitude” vis a vis the incumbent. You know why? Looks like I don’t speak EPRDF amarigna the right manner, at the right time and at the right place.

Command Post Press Release on current Situation in Moyale Ethiopia - May 08, 2018.
Command Post 05-08-18

The Monthly Publication from the Ethiopian Embassy in London
Ethiopian Embassy in London 05-08-2018

In reply to Washington Post "After years of unrest, Ethiopians are riding an unlikely wave of hope. Will it last? By Paul Schemm"
Woldu Amanuel May 06, 2018 One of the repeated major mistakes some foreign journalists make when covering developing countries political development is their temerity to pretend to know anything and everything about the nation they write about. Frankly, such political behavior goes against the bedrock practice of democracy. As if the social, economic, security and political challenges, priorities and needs of all countries is...

Gibira kaffaluun ammayyummaa dha!
Tokkummaa Biyyaa tiin 05-07-18 - Waa’ee gibiraa yeroo ka’u, dhimmi misoomaas duukaa ka’uu akka qabu hunda keenyaaf ifa ta’uutu irra jiraata.Gibira kaffaluun dirqama ta’uun kan irra jiraatu osoo hin taane, kaka’umsa ofiitiin waan kaffalamuu qabuu dha.

መቐለ ከመይ ኣላ? ብፀጥታ መዳይ
ብተኣምራት የማነ -መቐለ 05-07-18

After 20 years, can Ethiopia and Eritrea ever reconcile?
Africa is – tragically – no stranger to conflict. But the war that erupted between Ethiopia and Eritrea on 6 May 1998 was unlike any the continent had seen since the Second World War. This was no slaughter between troops and rebels mainly armed with Kalashnikovs and machetes. This was a full-blown conflict using everything...

Is Football Becoming Ethiopia's Mark of Shame?
Tsehai Alemayehu May 3, 2018 - Most readers have read about or have viewed the video of a disgraceful event which took place at what should have been a happy gathering of thousands of Ethiopians at a sporting event. I am referring to the ending of a match between two Ethiopian football teams in the city of Addis Ababa which has now gone viral.

Is China a Colonial Power?
In a lesser-known novel, "Claudius Bombarnac," Jules Verne describes the adventures of the titular foreign correspondent as he rides the "Grand Transasiatic Railway" from the "European frontier" to "the capital of the Celestial Empire." A cast of international characters, by turns comical, curious and shady, accompanies the French reporter by train from the Caspian Sea to Peking...

Ethiopian Wins 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award: "Best Business Class in Africa and Indian Ocean"
Addis Ababa, May 4, 2018 Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, is proud to announce that it has been recognized by TripAdvisor, one of the largest and most reputed global travel sites...

Chinese military lasers injure US military pilots in Africa
(CNN)Chinese personnel at the country's first overseas military base in Djibouti have been using lasers to interfere with US military aircraft at a nearby American base, activity that has resulted in injuries to US pilots and prompted the US to launch a formal diplomatic protest with Beijing, two military officials told CNN.
We can only hope and pray the recent internal EPRDF debacle and the long civil disturbance has not diminished Ethiopia's readiness for any eventuality in the Horn of Africa! The region is certainly becoming a hotbed for terrorists as well as superpowers.The least Ethiopia should do is strengthen its military readiness to balance its diplomatic influence!

Potentially the China of Africa
Ewnetu Haile 05-03-18 - The Growth and Transformation Plan Ethiopia designed to push its economy into lower middle-income status by 2025 bear in them a transition from an agrarian economy to an industrial one. In line with that goal, the country has been striving to draw in foreign investment to boost the manufacturing and industrial sectors.

Western hypocrisy on human rights
Bereket Gebru 05-03-18 - Numerous western governments and NGOs produce reports on human rights conditions in countries all around the world. These reports generally label the developing world as major violators of human rights while depicting the developed as the guardians of these rights all across the world.

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