Ethiopia’s War on Terrorism
Amen Teferi Nov 25, 2011-
Terrorism is a topical agenda in the public discourse. And I know that it is a hot button now days that cause a chorus of disapproval in the opposition. I tried to find something that would be outrageous but that remains a Holy Grail. I took pain to understand the position of the groups or individuals who avidly demonize the new Anti-Terrorist Act and made every effort to get the slightest merit in their argument by pushing myself to the limit.
The Summit discussed the current political and security situation in Somalia and the AU brief on the implementation of the outstanding issues of the Sudan Comprehensive Peace Agreement. It heard from President Sheikh Sharif on the situation in Somalia.
Top UK companies sample prime Ethiopian coffees
22nd November 2011-
Renowned coffee roaster, Wakefields, which imports high-value Ethiopian coffee, and the Oromia Coffee Producers’ Association led a presentation and coffee tasting at the Ethiopian Embassy today.
Tadesse Meskela and Simon Wakefield, CEOs of the Coffee Producers’ Association and of Wakefield respectively, gave an illustrated presentation in the presence of twenty companies including major roasters and processors.
After the presentation there was a coffee tasting with Sidamo, Harar, Yirgacheffe, Limu, Nekemte and Djimma coffees. Following the coffee tasting exercise, led by international connoisseurs, guests experienced a traditional coffee ceremony with freshly roasted and ground coffee then networked over a lunch of Ethiopian cuisine.
The event will bring an additional market for coffee exports. Wakefields has been in the market for 30 years and currently imports coffee from Ethiopia worth £9 million. It also distributes the coffee to Australia and the USA. Customers include Costa Coffee, Café Nero, Nestle and a total of twenty companies here in London. A buyer of coffee for other high-end consumers and VIPs was also present.
Ethiopia - the birthplace of coffee
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Gibe III: Turning the Curse to Blessing
Dejene Sojato Nov 26, 2011- The Omo River had never been friendly for people in the upstream and downstream. There have been unpredictable floods and droughts that cost the lives of people in the south Omo while the people of in the Dawro and Welayta Zones in the upstream separated by convulsive flow of the river.
Analysis - Ethiopia dragged reluctantly back into Somalia
(Reuters) - Ethiopia is being sucked back into Somalia to open another front against Islamist rebels battling Kenyan forces but even a military victory is unlikely to end two decades of anarchy unless the country's feuding politicians and clans want peace.
Ethiopia as a Model for Health Care Leadership
Despite extensive poverty and limited resources, Ethiopia has made impressive strides in improving its health care system and can serve as a model for other countries seeking to make similar gains, a new paper by Yale researchers suggests.
The east African nation—which is more than double the size of California and has one of the largest populations in Africa—has successfully applied concepts of grand strategy to implement achievable priorities, work with diverse partners and external funders and develop middle-level management to promote new health policies
Dawit Kebede, managing editor of Awramba Times, announced today that he was forced to leave the country
New York, November 21, 2011-Dawit Kebede, managing editor of Awramba Times, of Amharic-language newspapers offering critical analysis of local politics, announced today that he was forced to leave the country... The folks at CPJ must be enjoying playing this dirty game very much! We wonder who the other remaining "independent" paper is and when they plan to play the last sequel telling us the last one just left town! What makes a news paper independent anyways?
Kenya: no longer impervious
By Meles Alem Nov 18, 2011-
The Kivi Milimani Hotel is one of modest hotels in uptown Nairobi. It used to be packed with tourists from Europe and Asia. However, in the past few weeks the hotel is deserted because of cancellations
Dogs of War: Hanging off the Cliff!
Zeru Hagos Nov 14, 2011- Despite the draught faced by pastoralists in the border area in Oromia and Somali regions, the Ethiopian economy is humming. Unhindered by the economic turbulence of Europe and political turbulence of North Africa and Middle East, the country has registered remarkable economic growth. The country’s new status has not been missed by foreign investors since many of them are flying in to the country to invest. Many foreign companies and potential investors from Germany, India and China, to mention few, have shown interest to invest.