Interview with former Amb. David Shinn on 2010 Elections This is an interview with former US Ambassador to Ethiopia, David Shinn, conducted on June 27, regarding the 2010 elections in Ethiopia.  The interview was conducted by Namrud Berhane.Washington, DC., June 27, 2010 ( Question:  The EPRDF, according to the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia, […]

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Is It about Democracy, Really? In response to a commentary by a writer whose name this newspaper withheld upon request, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) posted, last week, on its website (, the following response. It is a rebuttal, point by point, of Fortune’s anonymous author whose commentary was headlined, “EPRDF Aims for Chinese […]

President Obama nominates Mimi E. Alemayehou as Deputy VP of OPIC President Obama nominated Ethiopian born Mimi E. Alemayehou to serve as Executive Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the White House said in a statement. Mimi E. Alemayehou, Nominee Member, Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation Ms. Alemayehou was […]

EU observers say Ethiopia election ‘falls short’ EU observers have criticised Ethiopia’s election, as Prime Minister Meles Zenawi holds a victory rally attended by tens of thousands of people.(BBC)  Ethiopia election marred by intimidation, say rights groupEU chief observer says Ethiopian poll was not fair   Ethiopia vote not up to international standards: US WASHINGTON (AFP) […]

Ethiopian Heritage and Culture Camp 2010

For All Families Touched by Ethiopian Heritage For most Ethiopian families, nothing will replace the experience of a visit back home; however, short of a visit back home, the Ethiopian Heritage and Culture Camp means the opportunity to connect with their heritage in a significant, positive, and fun way. For children such as Nati, Betty, […]

Embassies: Told not to travel without noticeCaution citizens in Ethiopia By Hayal Alemayehu (The Reporter)  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday told Embassies and International Organization that they should notify the ministry of any travel plans outside of Addis Ababa to any of the regions. The ministry in a press release sent to The […]

There is no way that elections can be fair, let alone credible, with opposition leaders in jail or unable to campaign freely,U.S Senator Russ Feingold (Wisconsin) The first is Ethiopia, which is set to hold elections in May. In his testimony, the Director of National Intelligence stated, “In Ethiopia, Prime Minister Meles and his party […]

 Edging to a diplomatic row over crash investigation      (Saturday, 27 February 2010 The Reporter) Image“If someone uses [their] political power to alter the theme of the report then we will discuss this” :Girma Wake When a reporter from this paper asked a foreign ministry official last week, what the government had to say regarding […]

 Israel says ready to recognize Somaliland Ethiopian Airlines to Launch Daily Washington D.C.-Addis Ababa Flights Ethiopian Airlines, one of Africa’s largest and fastest growing carriers, is increasing its number of flights from Washington D.C. with the launch of daily passenger flight between Washington Dulles and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, commencing this June 2010. Morning departures will be […]

Ethiopia inaugurates 420 MW hydropower project (APA-) Ethiopia on Wednesday inaugurated a 420 MW hydro electric power project-Gilgel Gibe II built at a cost of approximately 323 million euro. The inauguration was attended by Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and visiting Italian Foreign affairs minister, Franco Frattini. According to Ethiopian electric Power corporation (EEPCo), the […]

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