Abay Tsehaye to be named ambassador to U.S

The Prime Minister Meles administration is busy slotting Ethiopian ambassadors for key assignments across the globe. Abay Tsehaye, National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister and Executive Committee member of the Tigrayan Peoples’ Liberation Front.(TPLF), is expected to be named Ethiopian ambassador to U.S, sources told Zethiopia. Abay Tsehaye who wrote the infamous manifesto of […]

U.S. Senate Confirms Daniel W. Yohannes as CEO of Millennium Challenge Corporation Washington, D.C. — Today the United States Senate unanimously confirmed President Barack Obama’s nomination of Daniel W. Yohannes as the new Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). As CEO, Mr. Yohannes will undertake MCC’s mission to reduce poverty […]

TPLF, Eyes Coffee-Export Share

Guna, Owned by Ethiopian Ruling Party, Eyes Coffee-Export Share By Jason McLure Oct. 27 (Bloomberg) — Guna Trading House Plc, owned by Ethiopia’s ruling party, said it plans to become one of the nation’s biggest coffee exporters, raising concern among industry observers that private industry may get crowded out. The company began shipping the beans […]

Beyonce Concert Fails Following Row over Broadcasting

Beyoncé Knowles, the 28-year old world famous R&B singer and Hollywood actress, will not be coming to perform in Addis Abeba as it was announced by promoters here, reliable sources disclosed. The sensational performer, honoured as Billboard Woman of the Year on August 25, 2009, had agreed to come to Addis for her second performance […]

Egged bus driver to Ethiopian: No blacks allowed

Woman recounts humiliating experience in which bus driver told her, ‘Kushit, in Ethiopia you didn’t even have shoes and here you do, so why don’t you walk?’; Egged to investigate incidentDaniel Edelson A 23-year-old woman of Ethiopian descent claimed that the driver of an Egged No. 5 bus in Rishon Lezion refused to allow her […]

Time for immigration Reform is Now

Editor’s Note: This editorial was produced in association with New America Media (www.newamericamedia.org), a national association of ethnic media, and was published by ethnic media across the country this week to bring attention to the urgency of immigration reform.The White House and members of Congress must move quickly on enacting a just and humane immigration […]

Ethiopian -American appointed as a White House Fellow

An Ethiopian American in Virginia, Mehret Ayalew Mandefro, appointed by by US First Lady Michelle Obama for the prestigious White House Fellowship for the year 2009-2010. According to the announcement made by the white house, the appointment of 15 outstanding men and women, including Mehret, to the 2009-2010 class of White House Fellows represents a […]

Ethiopia: The 16th Most Failed State in the World (Foreign Policy)

(Gadaa.com) According to the Failed States Index 2009, Ethiopia is the 16th most failed state in the world; Ethiopia’s rank is worse than that of North Korea, where a tyrant rules with unflinching military dictatorship. The Index is a collaboration between Foreign Policy and The Fund for Peace; the Index is intended to highlight states […]

The two sides of Meles Zenawi

Ethiopia’s resilient prime minister(Aug 13th 2009 | ADDIS ABABA From The Economist print edition) HE HAS run Ethiopia as prime minister since 1991, but Meles Zenawi, still only 54, has two faces. One belongs to a leader battling poverty. In this mode he is praised by Western governments, with Britain to the fore, for improving […]

Port problems hurt aid in Ethiopia

The World Today – Wednesday, 17 June , 2009 12:42:00Reporter: Bronwyn Herbert PETER CAVE: Ethiopia has battled famine for more than 30 years but now there’s been a turn for the worse. The United Nations says it’s run out of food for at least five million Ethiopians who rely on its help. The crisis has […]

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