Archive for May, 2010

Bad company: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

The enemy of my enemy is my friend. That was the Cold War creed. No matter how despicable the regime, it was OK if it was properly aligned, meaning capitalist or communist.

US Cautions Ethiopia on Election Flaws

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

The United States cautioned Ethiopia Wednesday that future bilateral relations will be shaped by whether the Addis Ababa government is responsive to international criticism of its just-completed elections.

Addis, home to the richest African

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

 By Luke Anami When I got a chance to visit Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital city, as part of a team of journalists from Kenya, I was not sure what exactly to expect.

Ethiopian Opposition Rejects Election Results

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Ethiopia's two largest opposition parties denounced the country's recent national elections Wednesday, calling for new vote. International organizations and the United States continue to criticize the election process.

Two Ethiopia opposition members killed after poll

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

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EXIM India To Open Office In Ethiopia

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

In a bid to support Indian companies' growing investments in East Africa, the Export and Import (EXIM) Bank of India will open an office in Ethiopia next month, officials said.

Ethiopia re-elects PM but EU criticises poll

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia’s prime minister Meles Zenawi has urged foreign nations to respect his landslide election win and has told the opposition they will be consulted on decisions of national concern.

Ethiopia’s leader creates a repressive one-party state

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

After Ethiopia's old dictator little Mengistu Haile Mariam money murdered the man he had deposed, Emperor Haile Selassie, he capped his triumph by having the body buried under his office floor.

Ethiopia opposition calls for election rerun

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — An Ethiopian opposition leader called Wednesday for a rerun of the weekend election, charging that the vote was flawed by intimidation and irregularities, as America and the European Union expressed concern over its fairness.

Ethiopia vote not up to international standards: US

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Ethiopia's weekend elections, which gave long-time ruler Meles Zenawi a landslide victory, were "not up to international standards," a senior US diplomat said Tuesday.