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 [...]
Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia, Xie Xiaoyan, inaugurated Fincha Amerti Neshe Hydropower Project on Saturday. The Hydropower Plant is located in the Oromia Regional State of Horoguduru Wollega Zone and has an installed capacity of 97 Megawatt. The total project cost totaled over $137.8 million, 85 per cent of which was covered Chinese loan, according to CEO of the [...]
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. [...]
The weekly English newspaper Capital reported, citing its ‘absolutely impeccable source’, the new posts of the former seven high officials. According to the newspaper, the new posts of 5 former ministers, 1 former House speaker and 1 former state minister is as follows. 1/ Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Seyoum Mesfin …. Ethiopia’s ambassador to China. 2/ Former Minister of [...]