[Use the link at the bottom to download the full report in English or Amharic]
EU Observers released their final report on Ethiopian election on Monday. Given the moderateness of the report, it is puzzling why the Ethiopian government refused to host the press conference to release the report, which was held in Brussels rather than in Addis Ababa. [...]
Thijs Berman, head of the European Union Election Observation Mission to Ethiopia will present its Final Report about the May 23/2010 election on Monday. However, the venue for the release of the report is Brussels, not than Addis Ababa.
Reason? Ethiopia refused to host the event, according to Thijis Berman. [...]
Editor-in-chief of Ethio-channel newspaper, an Amharic biweekly, released on bail after two weeks in custody. Conspicuously, ‘right activists’ and most media outlets kept silent.
Journalist Biruk Mekonen is indicted for defamation charges brought against the newspaper by the All Ethiopian Unity Party(AEUP) [...]
BBC apologized today for its unfounded report that alleged millions of pounds raised for famine relief in Ethiopia had been used to buy arms. It took BBC 8 months to investigate and find out that its ‘investigative’ report is baseless.
It is to be recalled that in March 2010, and the subsequent days, BBC World Service broadcasted a report concerning the use of western aid for 1985 famine in Ethiopia. [...]
The Prime Minister assigned Abay Tsehaye to a new post on Friday. Abay Tsehaye is to head the new giant sugar corporation as a Director-General, Minister with without Portfolio. Though, he is still serving as National Security Advisor to the PM. [...]
Prime Minister Meles Zenawi appointed Arkebe Equbay, Shiferaw Jarso, Neway Gebreab
to be his Advisors as Ministers without Portfolio and Tekalegn Mamo as an advisor to Minister of Agriculture with the rank of a State minister on Wednesday, Oct 27/2010. [...]
Ethiopia's score on Global Hunger Index(GHI) improved from 43.7 in 1990 GHI to 29.8 in 2010 GHI. To meet the Millennium Development Goals, Ethiopia’s GHI score needs to be 21.27 by the year 2015.
The change in Ethiopia’s GHI score is a result of the improvements recorded in each of the three indicators in the last two decades. The proportion of undernourished in the population decreased from 71% (in 1990-92) to 44% (in 2004-06). The prevalence of underweight in children under five years decreased 39.2% (in 1988-92) to 34.6% (in 2003-08). The rate of Under five Mortality is reduced from 21% (in 1990) to 10.9% (in 2008). [...]
Prime Minister Meles Zenawi appointed 48 State Ministers on Tuesday. It is to be recalled that 20 Ministers and 5 Officials with a Ministerial Portfolio were appointed on Oct. 6 & 7. [Read: Who’s Who in the New Cabinet.] Here is the list of the newly appointed State Ministers. Note that State Ministers are ranked below the Minister and translated into Amharic as ‘‘ሚኒስተር [...]
The Council of Dire Dawa City Administration elected Speakers of the Council, Mayor, and Dep. Mayor to serve for the next two and half years. In its session this morning, the Council elected Biftu Mohammed (SPDP) and Asrat Chala (OPDO) as Speakers and Dep. Speaker of the Council. It also installed Ased Ziad (OPDO) and Harbi Bouh (SPDP) as Mayor and Deputy Mayors of the Administration. The Council [...]
This post presents a list of political parties that ruled western/industrialized democracies for several decades. [...]