The Man Who Stole the Nile

Forget about diamond heists, bank robberies, and drilling into the golden intestines of fort Knox. In this precarious world-historic moment, food has become the [...]

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Mulatu Astatke: Spreading ethio-jazz to the world

CNN) -- You'd expect a conversation with Mulatu Astake to be about music. He is, after all, the father of a musical[...]

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Egypt looks for ‘win-win’ situation with Ethiopia over dam

Egypt looks for ‘win-win’ situation with Ethiopia over dam

Egypt entered into negotiations with Ethiopia and Sudan in Khartoum on Monday with the objective of convincing Ethi[...]

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Ethiopian athletes planned to seek asylum–AP

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - One of four Ethiopian athletes who went missing during an international track meet in Eugene to[...]

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Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Desalegn of Ethiopia Before Bilateral Meeting in Washington DC

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, I want to extend a warm welcome to Prime Minister Desalegn and his delegation. When I spoke previously at the Africa Summit about some of the bright spots and progress that we’re seeing in Africa, I think there’s no better example than what has been happening in Ethiopia — one of the fastest-growing economies in the world.
We have seen enormous progress in a country that once had great difficulty feeding itself. It’s now not only leading the pack in terms of agricultural production in the region, but will soon be an exporter potentially not just of agriculture, but also power because of the development that’s been taking place there.

ቃለ መጠይቕ ምስ ኣቶ ገብሩ ኣስራት — VOA

ቃለ መጠይቕ ምስ ኣቶ ገብሩ ኣስራት — VOA

‘’ልኡላውነትን ዴሞክራስን ኣብ ኢትዮጵያ’’ ዘርእስታ መፅሓፍ ዝፀሓፉ ኣቶ ገብሩ ኣስራት ኣብቲ መፅሓፍ ብዛዕባ ርክብ ኢትዮጵያን ኤርትራን ብሰፊሑ ኣቕሪቦም ኣለው።ርክብ መንግስታት ኢትዮጵያን ኤርትራን፣ኣመዓባብላ ግጭት ክልቲአን ሃገራት፣ውዕል ኣልጀርስ ውሳነ ዘ ሄግን፣ምግምማዕን ምብራርን መራሕቲ ህውሓት/ኢህወዴግን ካልኦት ነጥብታትን ዘካየድናዮ ምሉእ ቃለ ምልልስ ኣቕሪብናዮ ኣለና የድምፁ።

Prince Dr Asfa-Wossen Assrate with SBS Radio


Scots reject independence in historic vote– AP

EDINBURGH, Scotland — Scottish voters have rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.

The decision prevented a rupture of a 307-year union with England, bringing a huge sigh of relief to the British political establishment. Scots voted 55 percent to 45 percent Thursday against independence in a vote that saw an unprecedented turnout.

US doctor who had Ebola has recovered

ATLANTA (AP) — At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said.

Egypt says it has new ‘vision’ for Ethiopia’s dam

Egypt’s Irrigation Minister Hossam El-Moghazi told privately owned Mehwar channel that Egypt has a new “vision” regarding Ethiopia’s planned Grand Renaissance Dam ahead of another round of talks in the Sudanese capital.

Attention to all African community members at home or abroad

The reports of outbreaks of the Ebola virus disease in the West African nations of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, and of cases of Ebola infection in nearby Nigeria,

In order to protect the health and safety of our African community members at home and abroad, and in accordance with recent guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),

President Obama’s troubling dinner party

The Obama administration erred on the side of inclusion in deciding which leaders to invite to its ambitious U.S.-Africa summit this week — at least in the view of human rights advocates..

The guest list featured some of Africa’s nastiest tyrants, including autocrats such as Angola’s Jose Eduardo dos Santos and Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who traveled to Washington for the summit, which included an official dinner at the White House.

US companies falling behind as Africa surges

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Africa’s economy rises, American businesses are at risk of being left behind.

“We are missing the boat” was the sour warning former President Bill Clinton issued Tuesday at an otherwise upbeat U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit here.

Sub-Saharan Africa has enjoyed nearly 6 percent annual economic growth for the past decade. And the robust expansion is expected to endure through the decade. Ernst & Young calls Africa the world’s second-most attractive market for investment behind North America.

The Devaluation of the Birr: A Layman’s Guide, Part 2

At the outset, I agree with Mr. Lars Moller, the Work Bank’s chief economist in Ethiopia that the birr is overvalued. The main driver of the birr’s overvaluation is the country’s ongoing high inflation rates. There are indeed other contributing factors to the overvaluation of the birr, some of them being the influx of remittances and foreign aid (these latter two also being partial conduits for the massive illicit financial flows) as well as the suppressed trade and exchange rate markets- including the suppressed, battered and interfered parallel exchange market.

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