CNN Hero Freweini Mebrahtu honored for removing the cultural stigma around women's periods When Freweini Mebrahtu left her home country of Ethiopia to study chemical engineering in the United States, she couldn't believe her eyes when she entered an American drugstore."I saw overwhelming choices of sanitary pads," she said. In Ethiopia -- and many other parts of the world -- disposable sanitary products are very expensive and often unavailable, so nearly 75% of Ethiopian women and girls don't have access to the menstrual supplies they need to manage their periods.
The Final Push of Egypt to Secure Zero-Sum Water Share Agreement with a "Destabilized Ethiopia"! Ermias Hailu December 6, 2019 - After Egypt's failure to integrate Eritrea to its territories by the end of the second world war, due to Emperor Haile Selassie's superior diplomatic skills, the then Egyptian Pan -Arab nationalistic President Nasser's government turned to ethnic and religious subversion against Ethiopia. In 1955 Egypt began working for the instigation of an "Arab" revolution in the then autonomous Ethiopian province Eritrea...
Ethiopian Group CEO Named 'Airline Executive of the Year' by CAPA Addis Ababa, 07 December 2019 Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam has been recognized as 'irline Executive of the Year' at the annual Global Aviation Awards for Excellence organized by Centre for Aviation (CAPA) in Malta on 5th December 2019. Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam won the title for his commendable individual influence on the aviation industry...
Why Ethiopia's Possible Economic 'Take off' is Off Haile Kebret 12-7-19 - According to an old (Rostow 1960) stages of growth theory, economies pass through some identifiable stages of economic development. Regardless of one’s faith in the strict sequence and parameters of the theory, I argue that Ethiopia was approaching or at least putting the pre-requisites for what Rostow then called an economic take-off.
The Lonely Anocrat Aesop 12-06-19 - There's a movie titled "Catch me if you can". It is based on a true story about a
career con artist who finally ends up becoming an FBI agent (in real life). The chances of a con artist becoming part of law enforcement are very rare. But it happens-only after the criminal goes to jail, confesses his crime, and agrees to cooperate. Nobody wants to befriend a career con-artist-unless one happens to be
a better catcher. So much for the ice breaker.
World Bank adopts $1 billion-plus annual China lending plan over US objections The World Bank said its board on Thursday adopted a new plan to aid China with $1 billion to $1.5 billion in low-interest loans annually through June 2025.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who has argued China is too wealthy for such international aid.
He pointed to China lending hundreds of billions of dollars of its own to poor countries through its Belt and Road infrastructure drive.
U.S. to Tap $60 Billion War Chest in Boon for Huawei Rivals The U.S. has been warning other countries not to buy telecommunications gear from China's Huawei Technologies Co. and ZTE Corp. The government will soon put real money behind the effort.
A new agency, called the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, plans to tap some of its $60 billion budget to help developing countries and businesses purchase equipment from other companies. The former Ethiopian government's effort to create a matured market ready for a competitive free-market economy is about to pay off. The telecom sector in Ethiopia developed with a huge government investment is ready for a competition. If the current government plays it right, the competition between the US and Chinese firms could bring huge benefits to the country and people. Unless the current government has destroyed the company from within, over the last years, Ethio telecom should be ready to compete with any foreign companies.
Peace Prize winner avoids questions The Norwegian Nobel Committee is grappling with some awkward challenges just days before the man they selected to win this year's Nobel Peace Prize arrives in Oslo. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has made it clear he won't attend any event where he could publicly be asked questions, either by the press or even children, and the committee finds that "highly problematic."
Wolaytta's Quest for Democracy, Self-determination and Statehood Makonnen Tesfaye; December 3, 2019 - Wolaytta with its capital Wolaytta Sodo is one of the fifteen Zones in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR), the seventh biggest nationality in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) with a population, projectedon the 2007 CSA Census, of 2,473,190 in 2017. Other "estimates" are much higher. The "official" demographic data of the nationalities and peoples of Ethiopia needs to be read with a great deal of caveat...
Abiy's Western Orchestrated "Fake It Till You Make It" Political Crusade and Ethiopia's Disintegration Yene Gasha 12-3-19 - It's official. EPRDF has been destroyed and Ethiopia is now for sale. Three of the four EPRDF parties have supposedly voted to merge under the Prosperity Party (PP). The old curmudgeon (TPFL), on the other hand, has rejected the union and has red-flagged EPRDF's dissolution as illegal. And, it appears, TPLF is not alone. Some high-level officials within PM Abiy's own OPD itself (like Lemma Megersa and TeybaHassen) are opposed to this unholy union.
Characterizing Neoliberalism: A Bird's Eye View on Ethiopia's Predicaments Mogos Abraham, PhD Centre for Middle Eastern Studies 03 Dec. 2019 - Egotism, National Treason, and Ignorance: a Mix of Dangerous Behavioral Elements Egotism is dangerous. It is revealed through the practice of talking and thinking about oneself excessively, because of an undue sense of self-importance. If he is not fettered immediately, egoistic personality, treasonous behavior, ignorance, and illegal acts of...
THE IMPORTANCE OF DIVERSITY Yohannes Gebresellasie (Ph.d) Addis Ababa 12-3-19 - Diversity does not simply add color; it does have scientific proof that it can also be a souse of wisdom, knowledge and innovation. Where there is diversity, there is new idea, new wisdom and new motivation based on the different cultural religious and linguistic backgrounds of different people.
Ethiopia to Keep Control of Its Banks as Other Sectors Open Up Ethiopia is shaking up its economy by opening many industries to foreign investors. Just don't expect the government to loosen its grip on banks yet. "Banking, insurance, micro-credit and micro-saving services" will be reserved only for domestic investors, according to draft regulations released by the Ethiopian Investment Authority.