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Ethiopia Detains Two Prominent Opposition Politicians PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 14:39

(VOA News) - Two prominent Ethiopian opposition politicians have been detained, at least one of them on terrorism-related charges. But opposition leaders are questioning the charges, saying the detentions appear politically motivated.

Bekele Gerba

Government spokesman Shimeles Kemal says senior opposition figure Bekele Gerba was detained Saturday, charged with having ties to the newly-outlawed Oromo Liberation Front, or OLF, which is fighting for independence for Oromos, Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group.

"Bekele Gerba was arrested, detained by the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force in his alleged connection with his involvement with the recently proscribed terrorist organization OLF," said Shimeless.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 August 2011 14:57
Ethiopia gets over a billion birr grant for Excellence in Education PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 16 May 2010 05:49

(By: Tsehaye Debalkew) - May 14, 2010 (Washington DC) - Ethiopia has been granted Birr 1,326,000,000 (One Billion and Three Hundred Twenty Six Million Birr) for its performance in education and its drive to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) set for the sector. This huge financial grant is allotted by the Fast Track Initiative (FIT), a consortium of multi- lateral donor group constituting of the World Bank, the United Kingdom, Finland, Italy and the Netherlands.

Nudged by poltergeist, the wise and otherwise of the Diaspora are gearing up to preach us their much vaunted “Sermon on the Double Tree.” PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 06 April 2010 15:49

Dilwenberu Nega (5th April 2010) - Having raked through my brains, and failed, to find an English word which would express effectively the force that spurs the usual suspects of disgruntled individuals and those salivating for power by crook ways,  I was relieved to find the German word “poltergeist” which I, then, decided to graft onto my otherwise wholly English title of my article. 

Lidetu; The Invictus! PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 April 2010 21:28

Mandela or Obama

(By Mersea Kidan) He is more Charismatic than handsome, his oratorical skill can move mountains, he stands affirm with his true values, he can rally hundreds of thousands of people with his words, young and old men and women revered him, his partners and opponents envied him, he is courageous but filled with humility, Who is he?

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 April 2010 21:28
The Hyenas, the Wolves, and Actors of Animal Farm! PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 04 April 2010 23:29

(By: Desta Berhe) The behavior of the Stranger Hyena [of the Strange Land] – the creation of the Ethiopian proverb, the four-legged Nocturnal Beast who lives in the bushes, caves, and foxholes had never been a big deal, whether He demanded a mattress and pillows or leather sofa! He will maintain His right place in the Ethiopia proverb. I will respect that and leave Him alone.

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Ethiopia's Economy Grows 10.6 Per Cent Annually Since 2004

"The growth over the last nine years was far beyond the growth rates recorded in aggregate terms for sub-Saharan Africa which was 5.2 per cent, less than half of Ethiopia's average real GDP (gross domestic product) growth rate during that period,"

Report By Worldbank

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