How are citizens made?
What does it mean to be a citizen of a state that has written a new constitution, one that radically reordered social life? In that sense, who makes citizens and how are citizens made? Across the world, and particularly in Africa, a wave of new constitutions was written in the 1990s and 2000s and the Ethiopian constitution is one striking example...
Ginbot 7 head of finance Shitaw Shiferraw talks about his ordeal in Eritrea Was Andargachew right to say Dr Berhanu group has at most two months to live as a functioning group? It is amazing how things are falling left and right at the extremists camp!
Amb Girma Ethiopian New Year Message -- Tsnat Radio Sep 2014
PM Hailemariam Interview - On the eve of the Ethiopian New Year, Sep 09, 2014
The Prime Minister said, in no uncertain term, his government is not planning to devalue the birr anytime soon!
Hedase Dam SMS Lottery Winners Ceremony Reportage -- Sep 2014
News, Analysis & Articles
Ethiopian leather shoes finding markets across the world, but there is little to show for it Though Ethiopia’s leather industry has been facing challenges such as power shortages, logistics and contraband.
The fact that some of the export quality producers are focusing on the local market is also a major challenge for the government’s vision of generating $500 million from the export of leather products by the end of 2015. Out of this Over the past four years, Ethiopia has made less than $70 million from shoe exports.The average export price of Ethiopian leather shoes for men is between Big brands dominate the market and survive by outsourcing some of their services....[This what others are saying about the challenges facing the export market but what is the governments own assessment?]
Egypt reaches $8.5 bn funding goal for Suez Canal expansion
Egypt has raised the $8.5 billion it needs to fund a project to expand the Suez Canal, the central bank governor told state television on Monday....[With such projects, Egypt should have been the last country to stand against any country developing and harnessing its natural resource..How could Egypt really stand against Hedase Dam?]
San Diego cabbies cry foul over body odor test
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Body odor is among 52 criteria that officials at San Diego International Airport use to judge taxi drivers. Cabbies say that smacks of prejudice and discrimination...Anyone who flunks the smell test is told to change before picking up another customer.Leaders of the United Taxi Workers of San Diego union say the litmus perpetuates a stereotype that predominantly foreign-born taxi drivers...
Egyptian President Discussed Political issues with Eritrean President
The main Egyptian papers did not report this visit so we were wondering if they were amused as we are!. Does Isaias Afeworki have a permanent friend in Egypt? How could he befriend Mubarak, Mursi and now Al-Sisi,? The saying "zi bereqe tsehayey zi negese nigusey" is really fitting! What could be driving him to look so foolish to fly to Egypt this soon? Unlike Ethiopia Eritrea has no major issues to negotiate or talk. Does it?