Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

“Ethiopian” cars proving to be a success

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

From: Radio Netherlands Worldwide: With public purchasing power on the rise, Ethiopia’s small-but-emerging middle class yearns to cruise around Addis Ababa in style. But it has to be affordable. Holland Car, a Dutch-funded company, invests in assembled models. A simple, but quite unique solution on the African continent.

Ethiopia’s new development plan hopes to boost economy by 15%

Friday, August 13th, 2010

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle August 11, 2010 (ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said on Wednesday that the country’s economy will achieve a 15% economic boost from a new 5-year national development plan.

Ethiopia eyes end of food aid within five years-PM

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

By Barry Malone ADDIS ABABA, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Ethiopia may not need any food aid within five years thanks to an ambitious development plan that targets a heady average economic growth of 14.9 percent over the period, its prime minister said on Wednesday.

Steel Vises, Clenched Fists and Closing Walls, (Part IV)

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

The Africa Kleptocracy Project In June 2008, when presidential candidate Barack Obama was a few months away from electoral victory, I warned those dictators who survive by pickpocketing the American tax payer of the arrival of a "new sheriff" in town and advised them to clean up their acts and "shape ...

Addis Ababa Ethiopia, One of the World’s Cheapest Cities for US Expats

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

by Daniel Kraig, Ground Did you know that Addis Ababa is one of the least expensive places to live for expatriates? According to a recent survey conducted by Mercer on cost of living, it was found that Addis Ababa ranked 208 out of 214 cities around the world. This ...

Ethiopian asceticism from India: Could this be the way out?

Friday, July 30th, 2010

The last of my three part series deals with asceticism as practiced in India, especially after Yogi Prahlad Jani’s 70 year fast. It holds an enticing promise for millions. This would ensure that Ethiopians aren’t burdened by disastrous government policies. It is also true that the threat of the ever ...

PRB 2010 World Population Data Sheet: ‘Fewer and Fewer Workers to Support Aging Population’

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

WASHINGTON, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many countries are facing a shrinking pool of their working-age populations, often considered to be ages 15 to 64, to support the population ages 65+, jeopardizing pension guarantees and long-term health care programs for the elderly.

Int’l business group launches African entrepreneurship award

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Legatum, a privately owned international investment group, and Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm based in Dubai, announced on Monday in Addis Ababa the launch of the 2010 Legatum Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship, which claims to be one of the continent’s most prestigious business awards.

Ethiopian Satellite Television mark world wide fund raising event

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Ethiopian Satellite Television mark world wide fund raising event The Ethiopian Satellite Television, ESAT, organize a big world wide fund raising Tombola that is believed vital to make the satellite station more strong and sustainable program , to challenge possibility of further signal interruptions like what has been done few weeks ...

President Mbeki, Dr. Catherin Hamlin Receive Honorary Degrees from AAU

Monday, July 26th, 2010

July 25, 2010 -- Addis Ababa University (AAU) awarded honorary doctorate degree on Saturday to former South African President Thabo Mbeki and founder of the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, Dr. Catherin Hamlin, for outstanding leadership at graduation ceremony of class of 2010 graduates held at the Millennium Hall, according to ...