Archive for September, 2009

The prisoner worthy of a liberty award

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

By Abebe Gellaw The Cato Institute, a respected libertarian public policy foundation in the United States, has been searching for the fifth recipient of its liberty award. Named after the late Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman [1912-2006], the award is “presented every other year to an individual who has made a significant ...

USAID-funded Documentary film on “Quality Meat from Ethiopia” launched

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Addis Ababa – (September 28, 2009) – A documentary film entitled “Quality Meat from Ethiopia” aimed at promoting quality of meat and livestock of the country was launched here on Monday.  

East Africa Drought In Fifth Year, Millions Hungry

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Drought for a fifth year running is driving more than 23 million east Africans in seven countries towards severe hunger and destitution, international aid agency Oxfam said on Tuesday.

African Union condemns killings by Guinea military

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

ADDIS ABABA — The African Union on Tuesday condemned the Guinea army's violent suppression of an opposition demonstration that left at least 87 people dead.

In Contempt of… the Truth!

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Alemayehu G. Mariam In Contempt … Commenting recently on an International Crisis Group (ICG) study dealing with rising ethnic tensions and dissent in advance of the “May 2010” elections, Ethiopia’s arch dictator wisecracked, “This happens as some people have too many billions of dollars to spend and they feel that dictating how, ...

USAID, Local Banks Sign USD16 Million Loan Accord

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Addis Abeba — A new loan agreement worth $16 million USD was signed on Friday among the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Awash International Bank and Oromiya Cooperative Bank S.C.

Kuwait to deport 500 Ethiopians

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Kuwait to deport 17,000 illegal expatriates including 500 immigrants from Ethiopia. According to Kuwait Times, deportees included 4,000 to Bangladesh, 3,500 to India, 1,000 to the Philippines, 1,000 to Indonesia, 1,000 to Sri Lanka, 1,200 to Egypt, 1,050 to Pakistan, 50 to Thailand, 50 to Malaysia, 500 to Iran, 500 ...

Somali Islamists, Government Clash Near Ethiopia Border, AP Say

Monday, September 28th, 2009

By Paul Richardson Sept. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Somali government forces and Islamist rebels clashed in the central town of Beledweyne, the Associated Press reported, citing Osman Ahmed, a resident.

Ethiopia Exports Rise 3.2% Last Month on Gold, Khat

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Sept. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Ethiopian exports rose 3.2 percent last month as higher sales of gold and the narcotic leaf khat offset falling shipments of coffee and oilseeds, the trade ministry said.

Fresh appeal for sanctions on Eritrea

Monday, September 28th, 2009

The east and Horn of Africa regional bloc Igad has once again expressed its disappointment at the international community’s failure to take practical action against Eritrea.