Archive for January, 2009

Is Ethiopia becoming global investors’ hub?

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Investors from 30 different countries obtain licenses in just 30 day. These are some of the latest investment data obtained from the Ethiopian Investment Agency, which reveals that the number of foreign investors coming to Ethiopia is increasing.

Libya’s Qaddafi May Be Next African Union Chief, Analysts Say

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Jan. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi may be chosen as the new chairman of the African Union when heads of state gather for a summit in Ethiopia next week, said analysts including Kenneth Mpyisi of the Institute for Security Studies.

EU grants 250 million euros to Ethiopia

Friday, January 30th, 2009

ADDIS ABABA (AFP) — The European Union has given Ethiopia 251 million euros (322 million dollars) in aid to boost development projects across the Horn of Africa nation, the government said Friday.

Ethiopian immigrants protest forced move from Tiberias absorption center

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Some 300 new immigrants from Ethiopia protested earlier this month after being told that their home, the Tiberias Recital absorption center, would be closing and they would be forced to move.

UN-Backed Peace Process Still Faces Major Obstacles in Somalia

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Somalia's newly-expanded parliament, meeting in Djibouti, is moving swiftly to elect a new interim president, possibly by Friday. The election is seen as the last step toward creating a unity government between Somalia's interim administration and an opposition group. But continued threats from Islamist militants and rising clan tensions are ...

Djibouti president said “will not be pushed into war with eritrea”…

Friday, January 30th, 2009

DJIBOUTI (Reuters) - 29/01/09 Djibouti will not be pushed into war with its Horn of Africa neighbour Eritrea and will exhaust all legal means to settle a long-running border row, the Djibouti president said in an interview.

New Somali leader will need support, says Djibouti

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

DJIBOUTI (Reuters) - Somalia's new president will need a stronger mandate and international financial backing to stand a chance of bringing stability to the Horn of African nation, the president of neighboring Djibouti said.

Opposition MPs sworn in as Somali plan advances

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

DJIBOUTI, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Somalia's parliament voted on Wednesday to extend its mandate until August 2011 and began swearing in new members from the opposition Alliance for the Re-Liberation of Somalia (ARS).

Ethiopia grants plot to Sierra Leone to build chancery complex

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa city administration on Wednesday granted 2,000 square meters of land to Sierra Leone for the construction of a chancery complex in the Ethiopian capital, seat of the African Union headquarters.

Ethiopia, as seen through my eyes

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Before traveling to Ethiopia we had an image of the country that we forged by reading books, looking up information on the Internet and reading about the experiences of those who traveled this road before us. Now it is my turn to leave my experience written in this blog, it is ...