Ethiopia Past and Present - an evening with Julie Green
National Stadium in Addis Progress News - Nov 2016 It is good news Addis is getting a modern national stadium eventhough it has been a long wait! What is good news for Addis may be a sad reminder for Mekelle since its own stadium is standing still unfinished after all these years! Politicians really need to pay attention to the needs of the emerging urban class! Besides water shortage, the Mekelle stadium is the second most reason for people to lose hope in the government at the moment! Germany says it is time for African 'Marshall Plan' Germany's Development Minister Gerd Mueller said on Friday (November 11) that Germany would in the coming weeks release details of what he called a new "Marshall Plan with Africa"
Ethiopian sweeps Africa Travel Awards at Akwaaba Addis Ababa, November 14, 2016 (FBC) - Africa’s leading Airline Ethiopian Airlines shone like bright stars at the Prestigious Africa Travel Awards Dinner at Akwaaba African Travel Market held recently in Lagos. Did Dr. Merrara cross the red line? Unlike his other peers who always crossed the red line and end up in jail the good Doctor may have been one smart politician until now! Not sure what good he is expecting to come out of wining and dining with Dr Berhanu Nega at this time! If that is what the picture is telling us!
Ethiopia wants to bolster relations with Canada: Foreign Minister (EBC; November 11, 2016) - Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu said Ethiopia has the desire to replicate the people-to-people relations with Canada to the economic and political spheres.The minister held talks on Friday with his Canadian counterpart Stéphane Dion on ways of strengthening the multifaceted relations between the two countries.
ብአዴን እያካሄደ ያለው ጥልቅ የተሀድሶ ግምገማ የሕዝቡን ጥያቄዎች ለመመለስ አቅም የሚፈጥር መሆኑ ተገለጸ No pressure but there is a huge public expectation both TPLF and ANDM will indeed carry on a profound reform!Anything short will certainly reset the button! Is Africa on Donald Trump's radar? President George W Bush brought the continent the President's Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (Pepfar) - which provided millions of people with the drugs to help them fight HIV.
The US spends billions in Africa through aid and investment, but there is uncertainty over what Mr Trump will do, or even how much he knows about the continent.
American Political Decay or Renewal?The Meaning of the 2016 Election Two years ago, I argued in these pages that America was suffering from political decay. The country’s constitutional system of checks and balances, combined with partisan polarization and the rise of well-financed interest groups, had combined to yield what I labeled “vetocracy,” a situation...
UN renews Somalia-Eritrea arms embargo UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council has renewed an arms embargo on Somalia and Eritrea citing a continuing threat from al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab militants.
The 15-member council on Thursday approved the renewal of sanctions with 10 nations voting in favor and five abstaining.
Organize and Standup Against Hate and Misinformation by EthioAdvocate.com, November 07, 2016 -
The last few months have been a very difficult and challenging time for the government and
peoples of Ethiopia. The Ethiopian people have very legitimate demands and grievances caused
by widespread corruption and lack of good governance.
Is Twitter Hurting Ethiopia? "...Social media soon pulsed with claims that a government helicopter circling overhead had fired into panicking crowds. A helicopter had indeed been there, but it was dropping leaflets wishing all a 'Happy Irreecha' ... Social media appears to be just as effective in spreading untruths and even ethnic barbs in Ethiopia. Many of these have an anti-Tigrayan slant"The remedy against such misinformation intended to incite violence is to get organized and fight back using the same media outlets and the law of the land where the perpetrators reside!".