Addis Ababa, September 22, 2009 (Addis Ababa) - Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has been elected to chair discussions on climate change
one of the top agendas at the United Nations 64th General Assembly being held in New York, USA.
The discussion on climate change is believed to contribute for the 2009 Climate Change Conference to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark in December, 2009.
After a very long absence from the world stage, today, Ethiopia is playing its role in the world and more yet to come! Thank you Mr. Prime Minister for becoming a voice not only for Ethiopians but all Africans!
Leaders of Ethiopia and Chile Co-Chair Summit Roundtable
Donald Levine (University of Chicago):-A half century ago, the ill-fated coup attempt against Emperor Haile Sellassie I in December 1960 marked the moment when Ethiopia entered the era of modernizing revolutions...First off, let us acknowledge that nearly all parties involved in the tragic events of 2005 seem determined not to repeat their major mistakes....
Your advice is well taken - that no one should repeat the same mistake again! It would also be of great interest to our readers if you can explain why you think Birtukan case is a violation of her constitutional right when you seem to argue for her release based on humanitarian and not legal? What is the need for constitutional scholars?
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
by Mark Twain
Ato Haimanot Lakew is one of the members of the Ethiopian Community in America. He lived there for about 36 years. Recently, he has visited his homeland and witnessed the overall development efforts of the country. (Amharic)
By Musege Balew:-
It is with profound disappointment that we hear about unabated and rampant corruption at the Amhara Kilil Immigration Office.Previously there was only one office in Addis Ababa providing immigration related service ... (from our email folder)
Selam Radio Interview with Aite Teodros Hagos, EPRDF executive leadership member
Prime Minister Meles Zenawi briefing September 16, 2009
Discussion with W/ro Shashu Habtu and Ato Yared Tebebu on the democratization process in Ethiopia.
Moderator Alula Kebede asks both to share their view on the upcoming election and EPRDF’s decision to replace its top leaders during the coming five years! W/ro Shashu argues the democratic process is moving forward regardless of the challenges the country is facing everyday while Ato Yared argues the pessimist view that the sky is falling and the country is in dire situation!
Addis Ababa, September 22, 2009 (Addis Ababa) - The Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) later on Tuesday signed contract accord with three Chinese companies for construction of Genale Dawa -3 and Chemoga yeda hydropower projects and two preliminary agreements on Mesobo Harena and Adama Wind projects.
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (researchandmarkets.com) has announced the addition of the "Ethiopia - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband & Forecasts" report to their offering.
The Ethiopia - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband & Forecasts report includes all BuddeComm research data and analysis on this country. Covering trends and developments in telecommunications, mobile, internet, broadband, infrastructure and regulation
Feds Probing on “Travelers’ Cheque” Scam
Investigators at the Federal Police Commission are probing what is alleged to be part of an international network of fraud employing forged travelers’ cheques to withdraw cash from the various commercial banks, reliable sources disclosed to Fortune.Two suspects have been arrested by Feds in relation to these alleged frauds. One of the suspects, Friehiwot Angassa Kebede, was brought before a judge...
Why the U.S. Needs Africa
By Paul Kagame
Africa and the United States may be on the verge of a new partnership, not one of dependency and aid but one of shared ideas, vision and investments that increase our mutual prosperities. To begin this improved relationship, both must accept urgent and substantial changes in the nature of our bond.
Why capitalism fails The man who saw the meltdown coming had another troubling insight: it will happen again Since the global financial system started unraveling in dramatic fashion two years ago, distinguished economists have suffered a crisis of their own... Most economists still believed that free-market capitalism was a fundamentally stable basis for an economy, though thanks to Keynes, some now acknowledged that government might under certain circumstances play a role
Comment:-...an article that supports the merits of a developmental state model for Ethiopia as well as other third world countries as argued by EPRDF
VOA Amharic Interview with Ato Abdul Hakim and Mesfin Desalgn
The International Rivers director Ms. Hathatway has been in uproar and has made it her mission to designate herself as the sole authority of how Ethiopia should use its water resources. Ms. Hathawy has simply brushed off the intellectual and professional capacity of Ethiopia and under the guise of environmental concern did everything to hamper the building of the Gilgel Gibe III.
Please take your time and listen to yourself to an interview with Ato Abdul Hakim Mohammed of the Ethiopian Electric Corporation and Ato Mesfin Desalegne of the Environmental Agency with VOA. Both explain the diligent study made in the technical, hydrology, geology and environment to ensure the building of Gilgel Gibe III. It is empowering to hear our well equipped professionals refute the unfounded accusations of individuals like Ms. Hathaway of International Rivers. For whatever political or financial interest Ethiopia will not succumb to anyone that tries to sabotage its development and is doing an excellent job in using its water resources to its benefit. The officials said The Dam will be built and be ready in 2013. Amen!
See Also: More on International Rivers
Interview with Eritrea’s Isaias Afewerki (FT.com) Q. "But where’s the democracy then?"
IA: You go and ask the Chinese on their democracy
In Tigrigna there is a saying to answers like this ...DahNa do wiElom (did you have a good day?)asks a passerby to a person he met on his way.... EntatiE nizerE Alena(we are planting flax seed) replies the absent minded person! How long is Eritrea to suffer under such leadership?
Says opposition trying to discredit 2010 elections
By Barry Malone
ADDIS ABABA, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Ethiopia's prime minister has denounced a think-tank report that warned his country could descend into ethnic violence ahead of its first national election since a 2005 poll triggered deadly street clashes.
Ethiopian PM Says No Ethiopian Forces in Somalia
Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has dismissed reports that Ethiopian troops are back in neighboring Somalia...[VOA is also quoting unnamed sources]Ethiopian diplomatic sources say Prime Minister Meles rejected the Obama administration's first choice as ambassador.... Was the choice Assistant Secretary Phillip Carter III, rumored as the author of the current US foreign policy review on Africa?