UN draft resolution would hit Eritrea mining
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Mining companies would be banned from investing in Eritrea's potentially booming minerals sector under a draft U.N. resolution that Security Council members are due to start negotiating on Tuesday.
The council is weighing the investment ban, as well as an import ban on Eritrean minerals and other measures to add to existing sanctions against the Horn of Africa state in retaliation for Eritrea's alleged support of Islamist rebels in Somalia. Eritrea denies supporting the rebels.
... and you thought Aboy Sebhat was wrong to say "he will fight any aggressor of Eritrea during an online interview a year or so ago!" The future of the Horn is not at the hand of Shaibya/Hegdef but Ethiopians and Eritreans! This news may be out of tune and irritating, to say the least, given Shaibya politics of today but it will be the News of the Future!
Knowing the real impact of infaltion in Addis is hard! Hard as it is, we have a resourceful partner in Addis at the moment who will try to shed light... and here is what we can tell you about inflation and Shiro!
Magna teff is 1200 birr bekuntal and tikur tef is 800 birr
Vegetables are ok but meat is not worth it at all, ouch!.
One kilo garlic was 61 birr and when I went to Merkato ertebe garlic was 40 birr and dry garlic was 80 birr a kilo. and in no time the price went down and got the kilo for 50 birr(!).
Onions are cheap five birr a kilo.
Red Lentils the cracked ones are 28 birr a kilo and another kind of red lentils is 26 birr a kilo.
What else oh yes four liters of cooking oil is 210 birr actually it went down now, it was 250 birr some weeks ago
...that is what inflation looks like in Addis now! Our partner will take another snap shot in a month time! Stay tune.
And mean time read this Shiro news from fortune , it is what the doctor in addis is prescribing to our middle-income earners!
Thank you Dimtsi woyane for connecting us with our people. This is real journalism and real news. Such a relief from the monologue news coming from Addis!
Reportage on current harvest
Tigrai community in Diaspora and friends poised to raise over 125,000.00 US dollars for the memorial fund of the Tigrai Police Orchestra
Shocked, dismayed and dishearten by the untimely death of the beloved tegadelty and artist from the Tigrai Police Orchestra Tigrai communities all over the world were grieving for the last few weeks. The communities with the cooperation of Tigrai Youth Association of North America, Women Association of Seattle, UTNA, TDA, Online Groups and Ethiopian Mission Offices in certain countries, are poised to raise over 125,000.00 US dollars by 10/18/11 towards the memorial fund. The community in every city(Seattle, San Jose(Bay Area), Nashville, Sioux Falls, DC, Columbus, Las Vegas, Stokholm, London, Boston, LA, Minnesota ), has high hopes this fund will be delivered to the affected families in a fair and timely manner. Organizers and donors are pleased by TDA international support and the key role it played in mobilizing the Diaspora community.
Aigafroum salutes all the key players from the online community like walta tigray and gezategaru as well as the Tigrai Youth Association and UTNA for their effort in raising the fund for our martyred artists.
Sahuarita project offers lessons for Ethiopia
Taye Atske Selassie, Ethiopian director general for the Americas/foreign affairs ambassador, got a first-hand look Thursday at successful rural development in Sahuarita’s Valverde neighborhood.
Planting trees that improve soil quality can help boost crop yields for African farmers, an assessment shows.
Fertiliser tree systems (FTS) also help boost food security and play a role in "climate proofing" the region's arable land, the paper adds.
The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program seeks to deepen the knowledge, enrich the skills, broaden the perspectives, and boost the morale of some of the world's...Birtukan Midekssa (Ethiopia) is a former federal judge and leader of the pro-democracy opposition movement in Ethiopia. She is studying the factors that have contributed to the weakening of Ethiopia's democratic opposition We do not know how they plan to instill the morale of these people back, but one thing we know is if the moral strength of an activist or revolutionary depends on foreign machination then he/she is not an activist or revolutionary but a hired person.
Francis Fukuyama on Equality and Democracy
Getachew Mequanent Ottawa, Canada October 14, 2011- Students of my generation know Francis Fukuyama, a Japanese-American, for his highly quoted and debated argument in his 1992 book that liberal democracy has won the ideological battle of the 20th century: the Cold War was over; the Soviet Union disintegrated; the “third-wave” of democratization was sweeping across the globe; economic globalization was speeding...
Ransaking Wikileaks Genenew Assefa Oct 11, 2011-
From the word go, the hardcore among EPRDF‟s detractors have been ransacking Wikileaks to unearth incrementing evidence against the higher echelon of the ruling party. Many were confident that their effort would yield some grist to jumpstart their otherwise...