Archive for October, 2009

Africa takes firm stance on climate change

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Africa will neither accept replacement of the Kyoto Protocol, nor its merger with any new agreement, say African climate change negotiators meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at the last African major preparatory gathering, before the UN Climate Change negotiations in Copenhagen in December.

China Invests in Ethiopia’s Infrastructure

Friday, October 30th, 2009

We've been reading about how China is investing in African agriculture for a few years now, but this week is the first time we've really seen what that means on the ground. As we traveled from Addis to Aksum, it's impossible not to notice who is building the roads here. ...

Berhanu Nega said the 2010 election will most likely be similar to the 2008 local election

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Opposition groups in Ethiopia and the ruling party of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi have reportedly agreed to new rules for next year’s elections.

TrustAfrica Board of Trustees Applauds Decision Not to Award Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership This Year

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, October 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The TrustAfrica Board of Trustees, which met here October 24-25 for its biannual meeting, strongly endorsed last week's announcement by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation that it would not award the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership this year.

The Language of A Manifesto

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Source: A recent Medrek Manifesto stated that “Afan Oromo should become Ethiopia's official [second] language and Ethiopia should regain Assab port from Eritrea”. That is probably a good strategy. Unfortunately, such talk is easier said than done. How do comrades Seye and Gebru plan to regain control of the port, ...

Ethiopian parties agree rules for 2010 polls

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia's ruling party and the main opposition groups in parliament agreed to an electoral code for next year's polls, an opposition official told AFP Wednesday.

Michael Jackson film premiers in Ethiopian capital

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Hundreds of Ethiopian film fans on Wednesday joined the world to see Michael Jackson’s documentary film titled “This is it”.

Tyre burst grounds Ethiopian Airlines plane

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

AN Ethiopian Airlines plane yesterday had a tyre burst as it touched down at Lusaka’s International Airport on a flight from Ethiopia to Lusaka via Malawi. Spokesperson for the National Airports Corporations, Geoffrey Kapolyongo, confirmed the incident to Post Online that resulted to the cancellation of the yesterday’s return flight to ...

People get tired of Ethiopian leaders

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

The EPRDF, indeed, has never sought to operate as an open and democratic organization. One striking indicator of this has been the virtual invisibility of its leader. Meles Zenawi's behavior recalls the era when emperors lived in ritual seclusion; he is virtually never seen, or engages in any public way ...

Ethiopia to host 2009 African economic conference

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

APA-Kampala( Uganda ) The fourth African Economic Conference (AEC) will take place this year in Addis Ababa , Ethiopia , from November 11-13.