On Sunday, April 3, in the Shuq area of Asmara, Eritrean soldiers escorting convoys of conscripts opened fire on young recruits and civilians, killing and injuring an undisclosed number.
[ Word is the conscripts were heading to Assab Area either as slave laborer or heading to Yemen as mercenaries...]
Regional integration important for development of landlocked African nations
Addis Ababa, 5 April 2016 (ECA) - Regional integration and cooperation is important for the development of landlocked developing countries through improved connectivity, enhanced competitiveness and trading capacity, market expansion and upgrading of value chains, says United Nations Under-Secretary-General, Mr. Gyan Chandra Acharya.
Renaissance Dam and its bonding impact on Ethio-Sudan ties
04-05-16 - The relationship between the two neighbors, Ethiopia and Sudan, is an ancient one. The two neighbors share a long border and history in which some of it was spent with glorious achievements while most of it was spent with mutual suspicion and sabotage.
EU: Supporting the Ethiopian people now, and over the long term
Ethiopia is being hit hard by one the most severe El Niño phenomenon on record. Numbers speak for themselves in the past year, the number of food insecure people has increased from 2.9 million to over 10 million at present, write Neven Mimica and Christos Stylianides.
United Nations El Nino Conference in Rome
Aseffa Abreha 04-04-16 -
A One-day Conference on El Nino Impacts and Priorities for Action was held at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Headquarters, Rome, Italy, on 17 March 2016. The main organizers were...
Hedase Dam at Five - April 2016.
(Aigaforum April 2016) - The Great Renaissance Dam also known as Hedase Dam is now Five years old and over 50% Complete. When done the Dam not only will change the economic fate of the country but...(Updated with Reportage)
Addis Zemen Editorial: The Need for awarding Government big infrastructure projects to Local Contractors.
[The Ethiopian economy is slowing down. It will continue to slow down more if the nascent construction industry is deprived government contracts for any reason. The win-win formula that will help in this case is to make sure foreign and local contractors are paired in any project. If there is any lesson Ethiopia can learn from western nations it is this: When the economy slows in many western nations, the first stimulus they trigger is to start big infrastructure works. The work is usually given to local contractors! Local contractors are that important!] See Also:
Bonga: Brewing up in Ethiopia's epicenter of coffee
(CNN)Bonga is a name rarely encountered when visiting Ethiopia, if at all.But it deserves to be better known: it's said to be the very birthplace of Arabica coffee.Despite its caffeinated claim, the multi-billion dollar global industry that has grown up around coffee has passed Bonga by.
Somalia al-Shabab: US drone strike targets militant chief
The US military says it has targeted a vehicle carrying three al-Shabab militants in a drone strike in Somalia.
A Pentagon spokesman named the main target as Hassan Ali Dhoore, accused of organising recent bomb attacks in which US personnel were killed.
Rare account of public satisfaction in governance
Bereket Gebru 04-01-16 - It has been a hectic couple of weeks on the road for our group of three as we went through parts of Oromia, Amhara, Benshangul-Gumuz and Tigray. Covering a total of over three thousand kilometers, our journey...
Is Bill Gates Right About GMOs?
Another video released the same week as the Gates Wall Street Journal interview provides a very different perspective.The short film by the Center for Food Safety describes how the state of Hawaii,
Hero lawmaker urges colleagues to stop saying physical when they mean 'fiscal'
Earlier this month by Rep. Tracy McCreery (D), who would really love it if her colleagues in the Missouri House of Representatives stopped saying "physical" when they totally mean 'fiscal'..
Bless his soul PM Meles chastised one of the parliamentarians, who was leading an opposition party, then on the same word...the MP did not like PM Meles correcting him and instead was furious he was corrected I cant recall who the guy was, it has been a while!
Potato: agro-processing untapped potential
G/haweria Berhane ISSD Tigray March 30, 2016 - The consultative workshop on potato value chain and agro processing facilitated by MU-ISSD program with the financial support of Interchurch for Development (ICCO) cooperation indicated that potato is a potential tuber for fast food