Ethiopia races to save ‘Africa’s Jerusalem’

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Eyeing the stars: Ethiopia’s space programme

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A leading African politician put Obama on notice

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who chairs the African Union Commission, said Africans are proud to be part of the "beautif[...]

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Ayana denies Dibaba with stunning 5,000m gold

BEIJING (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana put on a stunning display of front-running to win the women’s 5,000 metres by more than 17 seconds at the world championships on Sunday and deprive compatriot Genzebe Dibaba of an unprecedented double gold.

The 23-year-old powered away from Dibaba with four laps to go and led home an Ethiopian podium sweep in a championship record time of 14 minutes 26.83 seconds.

The Unraveling of Ethnic-federalism Why ethnic elites undermine national social and economic cohesion

Although I subscribe to federalism as a form of state and government, I have always been aghast at the poisonous effects of ethnic federalism in Ethiopia. At last, Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn was bold enough to acknowledge and state publicly that ethnic bigotry, arrogance and exclusion emanating from ethnic federalism has become a huge deterrent to Ethiopia’s sustainable and equitable growth;


As an ordinary citizen I watch the news on TV, and read about it on the papers. A new Presidential election has started in a world that is changing in many aspects of national and international life. Scientific and technical innovations have also transformed the balance of power with a new array of political and economic forces

Number of Ethiopians needing food aid surges to 4.5 million after failed rains (Reuters)

The number of Ethiopians who will need food aid by the end of this year has surged by more than 1.5 million from earlier estimates due to failed rains, United Nations agencies said on Monday.

Ethiopia needs an extra $230 million from donors to secure aid for a total of 4.5 million people now projected to require assistance this year, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said in a statement.


The project started four years ago and currently it was halted for non-specified reasons and that is the dilemma between the Tigray Administration, the public at large within the town of Adwa and Ato Dawit Gebregziabher. The debate regarding this issue is not a new phenomenon. Many people especially those within the area where the project was intended to begin have been shattered to learn that the project has not continued because they had great hope

S. Sudanese group disown IGAD’s compromise peace deal

The Revolutionary Movement for National Salvation (REMNASA) has urged its members and supporters not to honour the “Compromised Peace Agreement” signed by rebel leader, Riek Machar and the representative of the former political detainees, Pagan Amum, saying it does not represent the popular interests of the people of South Sudan

How real is the Ethiopia Rising Narrative?

If you ask “Is Ethiopia rising?” the answer will most likely depend on who you are asking. If you ask a regular follower of the country’s public media outlets, the answer will be an astounding yes! The same question posed to someone who gets his reports from the independent media and social media activists, will elicit a flagrantly different response, something to the effect that the country is not making any tangible progress and that it is rather engaging in huge infrastructural projects to camouflage and mask the underlying poverty.

ችግሩ ወያኔን በማስወገድ ብቻ የሚፈታ አይደለም ! ! ፈቃዱ በቀለ፣ ዶ/ር

በየጊዜው ለመጻፍ ብዕሬን በመቃጣት ላይ እያለሁ እመለሳለሁ። ይህንን የማደርግበት ምክንያት በእንግሊዘኛም ሆነ በአማርኛ በየድህረ-ገጾች ላይ ተጽፈው ለንባብ የሚቀርቡ ጽሁፎች ስለማያረኩኝ ነው። ይህንን የምልበት ምክንያት እኔ ብቻ በትክክል የምጽፍ ሆኖ ስለሚሰማኝ ሳይሆን የጽሁፎቹን ዓላማ ለማወቅም ሆነ ለመረዳት ስለሚያስቸግረኝ ነው። ሁለተኛ፣ አብዛኛዎች ጽሁፎች በተወሰነ ሃሳብ ላይ ያተኮሩና በዚያው ላይ የሚሽከረከሩ አይደሉም። በሌላ አነጋገር እንድንወያይበትና እንድንከራከርበት በር የሚከፍቱ አይደሉም።

America is on the wrong side of history

The Third International Conference on Financing for Development recently convened in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. The conference came at a time when developing countries and emerging markets have demonstrated their ability to absorb huge amounts of money productively. Indeed, the tasks that these countries are undertaking – investing in infrastructure (roads, electricity, ports, and much else), building cities that will one day be home to billions, and moving toward a green economy – are truly enormous.

“I actually think I’m a pretty good president,” Obama said. “I think if I ran, I could win. But I can’t!”

Obama used his own history of electoral success to rib African leaders who overstay their welcomes by refusing to leave office after their terms expire. In his speech Tuesday at the African Union headquarters, he conceded unfamiliarity with that concept because as a second-term U.S. president, he’s constitutionally barred from running again.

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