Archive for August, 2009

Thugs Gone Wild in Kilil-istan!

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Rent-a-Thug Against Democracy In a recent piece entitled “Mob Disrupts Political Meeting in Adama,” former Ethiopian President Dr. Negasso Gidada described how “an organized mob disturbed a public political meeting of the Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ) in Adama, Oromia, and forced the discontinuation of the meeting.” Dr. Negasso explained: ...

Summit on African aviation opens in Addis Ababa – The Guardian

Monday, August 31st, 2009

African leaders and aviation experts will today converge in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to proffer solutions to the dwindling fortune of the industry.

Somali Islamists warn of possible another “Ethiopian invasion”

Monday, August 31st, 2009

MOGADISHU, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- Somali Islamist rebels on Sunday said Ethiopian troops were amassed along the border with Somalia and poised to invade into the chaotic east African country.

Meles Zenawi off to Libya

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenawi left for Libya on Sunday, to take part in the Special Session of the Assembly of the African Union Heads of State and Government, ENA, the state-run news agency reports.

Ethiopia Coffee Exports May Rebound This Year, Exchange Says

Monday, August 31st, 2009

By Jason McLure Aug. 31 (Bloomberg) -- Coffee exports from Ethiopia, Africa’s largest producer of the beans, are expected to rebound to about 171,000 metric tons this year after shipments fell to their lowest level in six years last year, an official with the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange said.

Ethiopian Israelis fight school discrimination

Friday, August 28th, 2009

(JTA) -- The Ethiopian-Israeli community is protesting discrimination by three Orthodox schools in Petach Tikvah.

Two Ethiopian Orthodox priests flee to Eritrea opposing EOC leadership

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Statement by Eritrean Ministry of Information Two Ethiopian religious leaders arrived in Eritrea opposing the prevailing conflict and anarchy within the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church (EOC) that was instigated by the clique headed by Abune Paulos.

Aid – a new model?

Friday, August 28th, 2009

A project in Ethiopia that helps destitute women become self-reliant by providing them with paid employment has attracted a lot of attention from politicians visiting Addis Ababa for an international get-together.

Human Rights Realization Needs Further Commitment – Commissioner

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Addis Ababa — The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Commissioner on Wednesday said the realization of human rights requires further commitment of every citizen. Most people have an awareness which needs to be internalized into their whole life and mainstreamed in their professional activities.

Behind the scenes, Kennedy labored to fix individual wrongs

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

By Jenna Russell, Globe Staff They left their homes in Ethiopia to seek an education, and while they were away, in the 1970s, violent turmoil erupted in their country. A military regime seized power, targeted its enemies, and killed their relatives. Fearing for their lives, Abebe Abraham and his wife, Azenegash, ...