The ruling party EPRDF (Ethiopian peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front) postponed its Congress to 2018. The respective Congresses of the four member parties will be delayed likewise. According to a senior official of the EPRDF speaking to HornAffairs, there is “a consensus to delay the next Congress” which should have taken place in September 2017. Another senior official [...]
The parliament of Somaliland ratified on Sunday an agreement for a United Arab Emirates (UAE) military base in the port of Berbera. The agreement was reached months ago between the officials of the two governments, on the sidelines of the negotiation to lease the port’s management to the UAE enterprise DP World. The agreement has been the subject of debate among Somaliland officials and [...]
The UNESCO have announced on Wednesday (Nov. 30, 2016), the Gada system have been added to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The following is a brief description of the Gada system extracted from the documentation submitted to the UNESCO with some editing for the sake brevity. Name of the element: Gada system, an indigenous democratic socio- political [...]
In the past two weeks, the Sendafa Sanitary Landfill have become the talking point of Addis Ababa. It did not get as much attention even last September when it was inaugurated, touted as Addis Ababa’s “ambitious plan to transform its solid waste management, collection, and disposal systems” Sendafa Landfill is a multi-million dollars project located 27 kilometers to the [...]
Treaty of friendship and trade between the kingdom of Italy and the Empire of Ethiopia (Treaty of Wuchale) His Majesty King Umberto I of Italy and Menelik His Majesty The King of Kings of Ethiopia, in order to make meaningful and lasting peace between the two Kingdoms of Italy and Ethiopia have agreed to conclude a treaty of friendship and commerce . And His Majesty the King of Italy having [...]
There are only two documents that attempt to deal with the relationship of Ethiopia and the lower riparian countries with regard to the utilization of Nile. Those are the 1902 Ethiopia and UK Treaty and the 1993 Ethio-Egypt Framework Agreement. [The 1993 Accord was posted previously in this blog(link)] The 1902 Agreement was signed by Ethiopia’s Emperor Menelik and United Kingdom’s [...]
On Nov. 23/2010 Ethiopian review posted a story about Karuturi Global investment in Ethiopia, titled ‘Indian agribusiness devastates western Ethiopia(photo/video)’. Aigaforum traced the origin of the photos and exposed the sham. Apparently, Ethiopian Review changed the photo immediately thereafter. But only to substitute it with another bogus photo. Yet again, Aigaforum traced the true origin of the substituted photo. Both photos were taken half way around the globe in the Americas! [See the evidence below] [...]
The share of Military related expenditure has decreased to 1.42% of GDP in 2009, though the nominal size(not adjusted for inflation) increased to 4.7 Billion Ethiopian Billion Ethiopian Birr.
Similarly, according to the recent available data, the active military personnel count 0.36% of the total labor force. The size of the Army has also decreased to pre Ethio-Eritrean war times. [...]
Only 5 out of 100 urban dwellers applied for DV Lottery in Ethiopia this year. The Wall Street Journal revealed today that only 580,000 Ethiopians applied for DV Lottery this year. Though this is the 4th highest number, following Bangladesh, Nigeria and Ukraine where 7.67million, 1.47million and 760,000 applied, respectively. [...]
Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi six more officials with the rank of State Minister on Wednesday, November 17/2010.
Five of the appointees are Execution Supervisors and the sixth is responsible for the special office of the PM. [...]