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Ethiopia: Minister Abay Tsehaye Doubles as Director-General

Sunday, October 31, 2010 @ 3:05 am

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. [...]

Ethiopia: Arkebe, Shiferaw Return as Ministers without Portfolio

Friday, October 29, 2010 @ 3:14 am

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. [...]

GHI 2010 – Ethiopia Improves on Hunger Index

Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 12:12 am

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). [...]

Ethiopia: 48 State Ministers Appointed

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 2:57 am

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 [...]

Dire Dawa Elected a New Mayor [Analysis]

Saturday, October 16, 2010 @ 1:31 am

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 [...]

Comments from Birtukan & Westerners[48Hrs Roundup]

Friday, October 8, 2010 @ 4:52 am

It has been about 48hrs since Birtukan Mideksa’s release from Prison on Pardon. Here are Statements from Brtukan and officials of western countries and institutions. European Government Officials United Kingdom – Minister for Africa Minister for Africa Henry Bellingham has welcomed the release of Ethiopian opposition leader Birtukan Mideska. Speaking after her release, the Minister for [...]

Meles Zenawi Appoints New Cabinet [full list]

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 @ 7:47 pm

The 4th House of Peoples’ Representative endorsed the new cabinet members nominated by the Prime Minister in its second day session this morning. It is to be recalled that the Parliament re-elected  Meles Zenawi as a Prime Minister and new Speakers in its yesterday session. Similarly, the 4th House of Federation did elect new Speakers in its yesterday session. (see below) Cabinet Members The [...]

EPRDF’s New Leadership (Executive & Council members lists)

Sunday, October 3, 2010 @ 1:52 am

Ethiopia’s ruling party, EPRDF, held its Eighth Party Congress from Sept 17-19/2010 under the theme “We will make Ethiopian Renaissance Irreversible”. The three-days convention took place in Adama, Oromia with 1030 delegates from member parties. The four regional parties that makeup EPRDF; i.e., ANDM, TPLF, OPDO, SEPDM, held their party congress in the previous weeks. The new EPRDF [...]
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