Waltainfo interview with Dr. Fasil Nahom Legal Advisor to the Prime Minister with the Rank of Minister.
The interview was done in preparation to the nation and nationalities day coming at the end of the month. The federal system indeed is the only glue holding this ancient country of ours. Without the federal system it would have been impossible to bring to the same table all the warring groups after the fall of the Derge.
In celebrating nation and nationalities day this year, we can achieve a watershed moment in cementing the federal system, if someone can question the government, using the legal system, on what ground were the Derge convicts released on parole! We wished waltainfo raised the issue to the legal advisor to find out his view about the issue or if he has advised the government that paroling the Derge officials was within the constitutional mandate given to the government!
Thought for Today!
Everything we know has it's origins in questions. Questions we might say, are the principal Intellectual instruments available to human beings. By Neil Postman
TV-Tigray Interview with PM Meles Zenawi,on current development- Part II (Tigrigna)
Part I (Tigrigna)
News, Analysis & Articles
Ezana Sehay Nov 13, 2011- As the final show down between the UN Security Council and the state of Eritrea approaches the intense debate has gained momentum.
The people [countries of the horn, UN, AU and IGAD] have made their closing argument in the form of a report compiled by the UN Somalia Eritrea monitoring group.
Few months ago, Professor Mitiku Haile was appointed as Deputy Permanent Delegate in UNESCO. Within months time, Ethiopia was elected to World Heritage Committee UNESCO (click to read)
This should help Ethiopia unmask the anti-development forces in that committee that are undermining Gibe III hydropower development!
Federalism and the New Reality of Ethiopia
Fanowedy Nov 12 2011-Ethiopia is the cradle of human beings and the origin of ancient civilizations. It is a nation extensively endowed with plenty of historical, social, cultural, ecological, natural, religious resources and diversities. The country consists of more than 80 nations and nationalities
BBC and HRW Unwarranted Anti-Ethiopian Propaganda
Mathza,Nov 11 2011- On August 4th, 2011 BBC presented a joint undercover investigation report by BBC Newsnight and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. This was followed by an interview on September 21st, 2011 with Mr. Andrew Mitchell, the Secretary of the UK Department for International Development....
Large Scale Agricultural Investment in Africa: Why Governance Matters
Getachew Mequanent Ottawa, Canada
Nov 11 2011- In the early decades of development (1960s), some developing country had already initiated large scale agricultural projects to produce food and cash crops. This approach soon faced criticisms on the ground that it would marginalize smallholder producers
Ethiopian child mortality, malnutrition rates drop
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia has more than halved its child mortality rates since 1990 through campaigns to increase the number of health workers and clinics throughout the country, government and aid officials said on Friday.
African Mobile Observatory
Africa comprises a vast region of 54 countries covering 30 million square kilometres and 1.0 billion people. Referring to Africa as one continent would be to overlook the intricacies and complexities of life within a huge diversity of peoples, languages and cultures within and across national boundaries.