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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



 


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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?]






Ethiopia strides in e-government: with committed leadership
Demeke Alehegne Sep 2014


Ethiopians In Kampala Colorfully Celebrated the Ethiopian New Year
Kampala Sep 15, 2014
Ethiopians In Mombassa Colorfully Celebrated the Ethiopian New Year
Mombassa Sep 15, 2014
Ethiopians In Melbourne and Canberra Colorfully Celebrated the Ethiopian New Year
Melbourne Sep 14, 2014
Brief report on TDA’s Quarter Century and Ethiopian New Year Celebration in Seattle
TDA organizing committee, Seattle Sep 2014

The death of Al-Shabaab’s leader Ahmed Abdi Godane…
(MoFA) Sep 12, 2014 - On Monday (September1) a US Special Forces operation using Hellfire missiles and laser-guided bombs from drones and manned aircraft, killed Ahmed Abdi ‘Godane’, the leader of Al-Shabaab
See also: - A Week in the Horn of Africa

It is slow day today and we were surfing the internet and found this...Gud eko nuw!! Watch and be amused or bemused as we are!!!




Encounter rare wolves, hyenas, beautiful birds and cheeky monkeys in the untouched wilds of Ethiopia, says Lonely Planet editor Helen Elfer
It’s a long drive from Addis Ababa to Bale Mountains National Park. Long, but absolutely glorious – past donkeys, sunny fields, hills, plateaus, red dirt paths and traditional circular houses...


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...

The daunting task of providing life line for troubled East Africa
Bereket Gebru 09-10-14



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?

soleRebels is Opening its First Store in the USA in San Jose, California.
soleRebels store at Silicon Valley /Valley Fair Mall is opening on October 1st, 2014. Hand made in Ethiopian, with colorful assortments, unique design and unmatched comfort, soleRebels is "walking naked" to...
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(መኰንን ኃይሉ 09-09-14)

Real Ambassadors of Peace!
Demeke Yitbarek 09-08-14




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