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Semayawi Party Leader boycotts reception dinner for President Obama

Published: Jul 27, 2015 by bini Filed under: Ethiopian News Politics
Semayawi Party Leader boycotts reception dinner for President Obama

Eng. Yilika Getinet, leader of Semayawi Party, the main opposition party in Ethiopia, has announced today that he will not attend a reception party at the National Palace in honor of President Barack Obama after he heard the president claiming that Ethiopia's government that has won 100% of the votes in the recent election is "democratically elected."


President Barack Obama, meet Lucy aka Dinknesh

Published: Jul 27, 2015 by bini Filed under: Ethiopian News
President Barack Obama met associate degree surprising guest on the thanks to Monday night's state dinner at Ethiopia's National Palace — Australopithecus afarensis.

She's the foremost complete skeleton of an early human ancestor ever discovered.

Her formal name is AL-288-1, bearing on many hundred items of 3.3 million-year-old bone from a feminine australopithecus afarensis discovered in Ethiopia's Afar region.

"That's amazing," Obama marveled as he scanned the fossils ordered move into an open case in an exceedingly space at the palace. He even gave them a touch after being encouraged to by researchers.

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Eritrean deputy Ambassador to UAE defected

Published: Jul 27, 2015 by bini Filed under: World News Ethiopian News
Addis Ababa July 27/2015 Eritrean Deputy Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates Al-Amin Nafe on Sunday defected the regime in Asmara on the grounds that “…government was destroying the fabric of Eritrean society.”, Anadolu Agency reported.

In a statement he issued, Nafe said, “Decades-long struggle by the Eritrean people for liberty and democratic state has been turned to absolutism under one Isaias Afeworki.”

“The social and economic fabric has crumpled,” he said.

“There has been human rights violation all along the 24 years since independence,” the ambassador said adding it has well been proved by the United Nations recently.

He said, “For these reasons I came to a point where he could no longer serve the regime in Asmara.” Ambassador Al-Amin Nafe was combatant for liberation and since 1991 he has been a member of the PFDJ. He is one of Eritrea’s long serving diplomat taking up various responsibilities with Eritrean foreign missions.

“Coup has been attempted three times against the regime in 1993, 2001 and 2003, but failed,” he lamented.

He urged the international community to mount the pressure against Asmara. “No one can keep silence in the face of gross human rights violations.”

- See more at: ena.gov.et

Electric Power, Corbetti Geothermal Company Sign Power Purchase Agreement

Published: Jul 27, 2015 by bini Filed under: Ethiopian News
Electric Power, Corbetti Geothermal Company Sign Power Purchase Agreement

Addis Ababa July 27/2015 Ethiopian Electric Power and the Corbetti Geothermal Company have signed a Power Purchase Agreement for the first 500 megawatts.

The four billion USD that generates 1,000 MW by Corbetti geothermal plant will be built in two stages within 8 to10 years. Upon completion, it will be Africa’s largest geothermal facility, it was learned.
 
During the signing ceremony today, Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Electric Power, Azeb Asnake said Ethiopia is willing and desires to interconnect each power system and share the electric power by creating market.

To satisfy the energy demand of the country, Ethiopian Electric Power has designed and embarked on generating renewable energy in line with its 25-year power sector master plan, the CEO added.

Ethiopian and American leaders hold historic meeting in Addis

Published: Jul 27, 2015 by bini Filed under: World News Ethiopian News
Ethiopian and American leaders hold historic meeting in Addis
By Elias Meseret, DireTube Correspondent
 
(DireTube News. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) – The Prime Minister of Ethiopia and the US President have hold a historic meeting in Addis Ababa’s National Palace on Monday morning. The meeting came after President Obama arrived in Ethiopia for an official visit on Sunday evening.
 
The two leaders said after the bilateral talks that they have agreed to continue their cooperation on many fronts.
 
Prime Minister Hailemariam started his speech by remarking that Ethiopia is the cradle of mankind and also with many world firsts. He said President Obama’s visits at a time of impressive economic growth in Ethiopia.
 
“The visit was also made at a time when both countries are working hard in improving governance and fighting insecurity, conflicts and terrorism. We have talked in length about the US support in helping expand trade and investment in Ethiopia and also on how to bring US investors in large numbers to Ethiopia,” Prime Minister Hailemariam said.
 
The other issue he touched on was the issue of democratization. He said Ethiopia wants the US support to strengthen its democratization process.
 
In a specific quote, the Prime Minister said “Ethiopia’s commitment to democracy is real, not skin- deep.”

Obama to Meet Mugabe in Ethiopia?

Published: Jul 27, 2015 by bini Filed under: World News Ethiopian News Economy
Obama to Meet Mugabe in Ethiopia for AU Meeting?

US President Barack Obama will in late July become the primary sitting american leader to go to Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and therefore the headquarters of the African Union, the White House said on Fri.

Obama can meet each the Ethiopian government and AU leaders, for talks on the way to "accelerate economic process, strengthen democratic establishments and improve security."

It is not clear if President Mugabe can travel to ethiopia for the Obama visit. Mugabe is that the chairman of the AU. Relations between the U.S.A. and zimbabwe remain frosty. In August last year, the White House hosted a large Washington summit of African leaders however President Mugabe wasn't invited.

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