Bin Laden is dead | Text of President Obama speech


REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON OSAMA BIN LADEN East Room 11:35 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Good evening.  Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who’s […]

Ethiopian Air Force orders UAVs and aeronautic technologies


Ethiopian Air Force is to acquire aeronautical equipment and technologies, including Unmanned Air Vehicles(UAVs) and the establishment of local maintenance facilities. The news comes from a popular aviation news website,, which cited sources inside an Israeli aircraft manufacturer. According to the news, the Israeli manufacturer BlueBird has already won […]

US State Dept 2010 Human Rights Reports: Ethiopia


The U.S. State Department published its annual Human Rights Practices report last Friday. This report, concerning the year 2010, covers 194 countries, except the United States itself. State Department prepares the report to providing data to Congress to inform their funding and policy, in accordance with the Congress’s decision mandate […]

Human Rights Crisis: Eritrea [Text of Report to UN Secretary-General]


A Report to UN Secretary General, titled ‘The continuing human rights crisis in Eritrea: the need for urgent international action’ urges international action to put an end to dismal human rights situation in Eritrea. The report is submitted by to UN Secretary General  as per the UN Economic and Social […]

PM Meles Zenawi with Jendayi Frazer on Kenya, Sudan, Somaliland, Eritrea | 7th leaked cable of US Embassy Addis Ababa


The whistleblowers’ site Wikileaks published a leaked Cable of US Embassy Addis Ababa. This is the 7th Cable of its kind. The Cable presents a 1 hour and half long meeting between Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and Jendayi Frazer, the then U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs […]

Ethiopia’s ‘eccentric, elusive’ Spy Chief with US Ambassador | Leaked US Embassy Cable

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The whistle blowers’ website wiki-leaks published another leaked Cable of the US Embassy in Addis Ababa. The Embassy Cable, filed on June 08/2009 and classified as ‘Secret’, describes a meeting of Ethiopia’s National Intelligence and Security Service(NISS) Director Getachew Assefa with US Ambassador to Ethiopia Donald Yamamoto on regional and […]

Ethiopia’s Legitimate Government, Worrisome Demography


Published On  July 18,  2010; Addis-Fortune,Volume 11, Number 533 The Failed Sate Index, annually conducted by the US-based Fund for Peace (FfP), measures states’ vulnerability or risk of conflict. The index’s premise that all states are prone to fail might paint a grim picture of the world, but by measuring […]