"......It's the force that turned South Korea from a recipient of aid to a donor of aid. It's the force that has raised living standards from Brazil to India. And it's the force that has allowed emerging African countries like Ethiopia, Malawi and Mozambique to defy the odds and make real progress toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals, even as some of their neighbors -- like Cote d'Ivoire -- have lagged behind."
President Obama September 22, 2010
Interview with H.E Hailemariam Desalegn, Deputy Chairperson of EPRDF and Chairperson of SEPDM
Thought for Today
I honor you, Hero, for you do not play to the crowd. You play to your own soul. An audience of one fills the house with its appreciation and applause. Others follow you, and may attempt to emulate you, but that is not why you are a hero. Fame may smile upon you, or it may not. The world may cheer your name, or you may be the unknown warrior who rescued comrades in battle, or taught a young girl how to shed tears of joy. Whatever you did, you did not do for fame. If you had, you would not be a Hero. You are a Hero for your bold courageous inspired action. by John Lockwood
It is indeed an appropriate quote to the many Ethiopian heroes who are working day and night in the trenches and in the remote areas of the land and moving with utmost conviction to make poverty history. Our challenge in the Diaspora is to keep up with the speed of development in our country and deliver with unflinching committment the skills that will create and strengthen our institutions keeping sustainability in mind,
Thank you all for being there to represent us!
Aiga Staff Sep 22, 2010 (New York) The Ethiopian people have vowed to change their way of life and are diligently working to make poverty history...
News & Analysis
The ICG report on Eritrea: better but not good enough
The Brussels-based International Crisis Group released its 163rd Africa Report on Tuesday this week. It was entitled ‘Eritrea: The Siege State’. It was somewhat unusual as the ICG more often reports on Eritrea’s relations with its neighbors than looks at domestic politics; and equally surprising was
A Week in the Horn
Devaluation: a minor cost to assert a gigantic advantage
(A Hassen, Sep 23, 2010)_It was on the first days of September that the
National Bank of Ethiopia announced the devaluation of birr against the US dollar for 17%, a relatively higher rate of increment than those before. The news aroused mixed feelings among the urban consumer population, especially those clients of imported goods of different kind.
The Qheen Sheba Schools Alumni and Friends International Chicago Chapter cordially invites all to a fund rasing party Night !
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QSSA-FI DC Chapter Event!!
The Qheen Sheba Schools Alumni and Friends International DC chapter is launching a fund raising event to build a library and multipurpose Auditorium in Queen Sheba High school, Adwa,
Date: October 16,2010
Place: Church of the Nativity
6000 Georgia Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20011
Time: 9.00 PM - 3.00 AM
A festive night with Artist Temesgen Zegeye and other artists.
Song by a young upcoming artist Yared Berhe!!