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Education Entrepreneur Patrick Awuah, 2015 MacArthur Fellow


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United gives fivesome with 26 bags a break
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NASA: Significant Mars mystery has been solved

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The space agency is scheduled to discuss the details of the discovery on Monday at 11:30 a.m. EDT -- but speculation is already running rampant ahead of the big reveal.


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Securing Water Resources in Ethiopia
A $4.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation will allow University of Connecticut researchers to collaborate with colleagues around the world...


Addis Ababa beats Lagos
More is to come Patrick and Chris ... We can not remain at the bottom...You may not know our history, we were great once and we will be great again! On behalf of the hard working folks in Ethiopia, thanks for recognizing the achievement!


Dimtsi Woayne with Veteran Former TPLF Leader Aboy Sebhat on TPLF 12th Congress.

Part I     Part II

TPLF 12th Congress was Unique! Some say for the better and some say for the worst! We will post reflections on this historic congress since the fate of Tigrai for the next five years is under TPLF as the governing party!


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Eritrea May Face Palace Revolution
Amen Teferi 10-01-15 - Considering that TPDM has the strongest, in relative terms, armed group operating in Eritrea, the defection of the commander along with his eight hundred fighters would surely signify that the armed positions in Eritrea are at their lowest ebb. It also equally implies the menacing problems the rogue state in Asmara is facing. Here I am trying to unpack the political significations...

Unleashing Women's Economic Opportunities:Dr Tedros at Clinton Global Initiative panel

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Ethiopia
Ethiopia’s recent macroeconomic performance has continued to be strong overall, though with some rising domestic and external vulnerabilities. Economic growth in 2014/15 was buoyant (at an estimated 8.7 percent), supported by booming manufacturing and construction sectors.

Addis gets Africa’s first Marriott Executive Apartments
Addis Ababa, September 30, 2015 (FBC) - Marriott International, in partnership with Sunshine Business Plc today inaugurated Africa’s first Marriott Executive Apartments in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

How to Share Water Along the Nile
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — On the Blue Nile in Ethiopia, construction is underway on a public works project of gigantic physical proportions and exquisite political delicacy. The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, now about halfway finished, amounts to a test ...John H. is a professor at M.I.T. and director of the >Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab...This article looks as if it was written to appease the sponsors but the key take away is "sharing"! Good to know the writers think Egypt must share the Nile water but as far as the Renaissance Dam Goes" We are the financiers, engineers and builders" Ethiopia is moving ahead with a win-win solution and no amount of hired gun writings will stop her from finishing the Dam! War will be the least desired option for Egypt. The sooner people like John knows about this the better Egypt will also come up with a win-win solution!

Ethiopia, Djibouti Agree on Blackstone-Backed Fuel Pipeline
Ethiopia and Djibouti signed an agreement for a $1.55 billion fuel pipeline with developers Mining, Oil & Gas Services and Blackstone Group LP-backed Black Rhino Group. The two countries in the Horn of Africa signed framework agreements on Tuesday for construction of the 550-kilometer (340-mile) line to transport diesel, gasoline and jet fuel from port access in Djibouti to central Ethiopia

University of Michigan team helps perform first kidney transplants in Ethiopia
A University of Michigan-led team performed the first kidney transplants in Ethiopia last week.The U-M team performed the surgery with four Ethiopian fellowship surgeons. This collaboration started through the initiative of Senait Fisseha, M.D, J.D., an adjunct professor in U-M Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Embassy of Ethiopia at Windows to the World exhibition at Government House in Canberra, Australia
Ethiopian Embassy in Canberra, Australia 09-29-15

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The Green-eyed Monster Whines about the Light Train in Ethiopia
Yosef Yohans 09-29-15 - I have read with dismay and revulsion the article ‘Famine Rides a Light Train in Ethiopia’ by Alemayehu G. Mariam. I have written this short response to his article...

Novartis to Supply Low-Cost Drugs to Kenya, Ethiopia and Vietnam
Novartis has begun a program to supply 15 low-cost medicines to fight chronic diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure in Kenya, Ethiopia and Vietnam, Reuters reports.

Four Britons fighting with Islamic State put on UN sanctions list
UK government’s request, meaning nationals will face travel bans and asset freezes, comes after fears about Isis attracting more young people.The UK government took the drastic step of asking for some of its own nationals to face UN travel bans and asset freezes, amid increasing alarm...[Just wondering when will Britain and Ethiopia see eye to eye when it comes to fighting terrorists with a different kind of color! Does Britain know Ethiopia is also fighting terrorists who brag from the comforts of London?]

Liquid Water Found On Mars
Mars has water on its surface, and it's in liquid form at least some of the time.NASA on Monday announced the results of a new study showing that salty liquid water flows seasonally on Mars, giving the red planet one of the essential ingredients for life.

International symposium on balancing soil nutrients for improving agriculture in Ethiopia to be held in Hawassa
Land degradation worldwide costs an estimated US$10.6 trillion every year and presents a huge challenge to future global food security. In sub-Saharan Africa, including Ethiopia, soil nutrient-depletion is directly...

Ethio-China ties, 45 years and growing ever strong
Muna Abdulkhalef September 27, 2015 - China has become one of the key, if not the most important, development partner of Ethiopia with demonstrable impact on the ground as well as on the day-to-day lives of ordinary citizens.

Business and bureaucracy: Ethiopia entrepreneurs overcome hurdles
Addis Ababa (AFP) - The large open plan office with staff behind sleek computers looks like any newly-started modern business.But Ethiopia's first online restaurant delivery service, Deliver Addis, must contend with major... [The industrial hub the government is planning to construct will go a long way to solve current problems for entrepreneurs from the IT sector as well as for industrialists that are facing challenges today! At least that is the hope according to Dr. Arkebe who is heading the effort! However, the government must not wait to address some of the issues investors are raising in Addis or Mekelle. There may be many issues that could be resolved with out waiting for a stable power source and capacity development! The prime minister must find a way to undercut the influence of those who are making it harder for investors to succeed in all level of government!]

The Performances and Challenges of Growth and Transformation Plan I in Ethiopia: the Case of Economic Growth and Social Development, Part I
Teshome Adugna 09-27-15 ...When GTP I started in 2011, some experts from the IMF and World Bank said that the GTP target would overheat the economy and erode disposable income. The Joint Staff Advisory Note (JSAN)2 calls for the government...

Ethiopian-born artist Sisay Shimeles created a four-metre by five-metre mural celebrating the city's East African community
HCapturing the essence of an entire African region is no small feat.That was the challenge for Ethiopian-born artist Sisay Shimeles, whose four-metre by five-metre mural...

New Book: The Smoldering Tears
The Smoldering Tears is about the struggle of three people (Hiwett, Gidey and Syom), as their lives were tested against all forms of despotic rule that denied them ...

Why Is Egypt Buying Two Orphaned Mistral Class Aircraft Carriers From France?
Even with the rising spectre of Islamic extremism looming over Saharan and portions of sub-Saharan Africa, it is not exactly clear what Egypt plans on doing with two amphibious helicopter carriers. These powerful ships could be used as seabases of sorts, parking them off the coast of trouble spots on the Mediterranean, Red Sea, and Arabian Sea, but that would signal a massive expeditionary shift in Egypt’s foreign policy... [We have no doubt the Horn Countries are not taking this news seriously but in case they are be warned! Prepare for any eventuality! Deterrence is the best tool to avoid war!Red Sea ought not be left to the camels any more!]

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Health Care, Education Are Top Priorities in Sub-Saharan Africa

As the United Nations prepares to ratify new global development goals, a new Pew Research Center survey finds that people in major sub-Saharan African nations are feeling more optimistic about the future

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