Archive for the ‘Ethiopia’ Category

Why Europe should speak out about Ethiopia’s human rights

Monday, September 24th, 2012

On 25 July, the European Union adopted its strategic framework on human rights and democracy and appointed Stavros Lambrinidis its first special representative for human rights, seeking to “enhance the effectiveness and visibility of EU human rights policy”. It’s now time to translate policy into action. Ethiopia is a prime ...

Ethiopia: A New Prime Minister in a New Year

Monday, September 24th, 2012

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Ethiopians had their new year on September 11. It is now 2005 in the Gregorian calendar. On September 21, they also got a new prime minster. How delightfully felicitous to have a new prime minister in the new year! Heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to the people ...

Egypt: Irrigation Minister – We Have Concerns About the Construction of Ethiopian Dam

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Dr. Mohamed Bahaa eddin on 22/9/2012 said that Egypt is still having concerns about the construction of Ethiopia's dam due to its quantum storage capacity. He confirmed that Ethiopia is yet to start with the construction of he dam. Meanwhile, he noted that the Ethiopian ...

Hopes abound as Ethiopia takes new prime minister

Friday, September 21st, 2012

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's parliament swore in a new prime minister on Friday in the U.S. ally's first peaceful change of power in modern history, sparking hope for change in a nation that's largely a one-party with a poor human rights record.

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Friday, September 21st, 2012

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Hailemariam Desalegn sworn in as the new prime minister of Ethiopia (video)

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Hailemariam Desalegn has been sworn in as the prime minister of Ethiopia today, 21 September 2012, by the parliament. Hailemariam’s first act as prime minister today was to nominate the deputy prime minister. Demeke Mekonnen’s nomination has been approved unanimously by the parliament and he became the deputy prime minister. ...

Ethiopia’s new leader takes oath of office

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Ethiopia's new Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn took the oath of office Friday, vowing to maintain the legacy of long-time ruler Meles Zenawi who died last month.

Parliament session on Meles succession delayed

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

A special session of Ethiopia's parliament arranged in order to endorse the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi's successor has been postponed. No reason has not been given for the delay. But officials say the appointment of Deputy Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn is not in dispute.

Ethiopian Tyrant Should Not Be Lionized

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

By Thor Halvorssen and Alex Gladstein | August 23, 2012 With the dust beginning to settle on yesterday’s death of Meles Zenawi—ruler of Ethiopia since 1991—Western leaders have been quick to lavish praise on his legacy. A darling of the national security and international development industries, Zenawi was applauded for ...

Eskinder Nega faces verdict on Friday

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

VIENNA, May 7, 2012 – A verdict in the trial of critical journalist Eskinder Nega and opposition figures accused of terrorism-related crimes is expected on Friday, May 11. Ethiopia’s crackdown on the media and freedom of expression has received bad press around the world, with major international media covering the ...