East Africa: Eritreans' Impasse - Political Not Economic
Zeray Hailemariam Abebe 02/23/16 - It is to be recalled the EU has declared its 200 million Euro so called aid to the regime in Eritrea which is in sharp contrast to its old 'core principles'. This is particularly the case for the EU, which has placed human rights at...
800 Ethiopians may be forcibly returned to Ethiopia
800 Ethiopians living in Norway without having legal residence may now be forcibly returned to Ethiopia, according to NRK.
Ethiopia has previously refused to accept the returns, but authorities in the country have now changed their minds.
The Challenges of Remaking Addis Ababa!
Ethiopia's growth and development is not coming easy. Changing Addis is very hard due to the magnitude of change that is involved and due to the thousands of people living in the shanty areas that will have to be moved. Old Addis is resisting the changes to the delight of the extremists! We expect the extremists to take advantage of the this story! Expect them to leave Oromia for American Gebi!
Ethiopia crafts high-growth future
WITH the commodities slump dominating the headlines, many investors may have failed to notice that a previously unloved, nonresource country in the heart of Africa has been one of the worlds fastest-growing economies...
Ethiopia: Governing the Faithful
Ethiopia provides a significant example of the struggle governments are undertaking to find and implement effective policy responses to faith-based violent extremism and sectarian conflict.
Reportage from the 40th Anniversary of Woyin Paper - Feb 2016
El Nino-Linked Drought Is Ethiopia's Worst in 50 Years
...while the drought might be worse, the country itself is in better shape this is not the Ethiopia of 1984.
Strong economic growth, spurned by development-minded leaders and an influx of foreign aid has better equipped the country to confront the crisis.
Most of the pictures in this story are from the 1984 famine.It is sad those genuinely trying to help are using such pictures from the past to convince donors to donate.This is one more reason why Ethiopians should know there is no better enemy than poverty that is holding their head down!
Ethiopia: Unity in Opposition
GRAHAM PEEBLES - "...The recent demonstrations in Ethiopia show that the people are at last beginning to unite, and are part of this collective cry." Mr Graham, we have one well three words for you.
NiRei BeLet Ewerti!
(It is a saying in Ethiopia and loosely translated it means "I shall see says the blind!") We use it when some one tries to sell us something that is not attainable! There is nothing to sustain the current disturbance for long let alone to unite the dysfunctional opposition!
Can Egypt and Ethiopia share the Nile?
There is no right or wrong here; resolution requires creative compromise (for example, by lowering the height of GERD saddle dams), allowing the Ethiopians to benefit from their waters without Egyptians facing cataclysm.
[...it is articles like this that is emboldening Egypt not to work on a win win agreement so far! All to no avail we might add, the Dam will be build AS IS!]
Nevsun in Eritrea: Dealing With a Dictator
When a small Vancouver mining company struck gold in a remote corner of Africa, it started with so much promise. In remote Eritrea, Nevsun built a mine that was generating $700 million in profits in its first four years of operation. But it was also generating a lot of controversy