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Development Partners Ready To Support Ethiopia's Green Economy

Published: Jul 4, 2015 by yonas2007 Filed under: Ethiopian News Economy
Development Partners Ready To Support Ethiopia's Green Economy
Development Partners Ready To Support Ethiopia's Green Economy

ADDIS ABABA, July 2 (BERNAMA-NNN-ENA) -- A number of Ethiopia's development partners have voiced their readiness to help this country realize its Climate-Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) Strategy. This emerged during discussions which the Ministry of Environment and Forests held here Tuesday with the development partners.

Minister of Environment and Forests Belete Tafere told the meeting that the the government planned to implement the Climate-Resilient Green Economy strategy as an integral part of the country's Second Growth and Transformation Plan which will run from 2015-16 to 2020-21.

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Thousands of Ethiopian Americans Gather to Celebrate Being Ethiopian Around Washington DC

Published: Jul 4, 2015 by yonas2007 Filed under: Ethiopian News Politics Social Affairs
Thousands of Ethiopian Americans Gather to Celebrate Being Ethiopian Around Washington DC
Thousands of Ethiopian Americans Gather to Celebrate Being Ethiopian Around Washington DC
Soccer teams from around the US and Canada parading around the field. Photo taken on June 30, 2015. From the ECAD Forum. Used with permission.

Every summer, for seven days, thousands of members of Ethiopia’s diaspora community in the US and Canada meet for the largest Ethiopian sports and cultural festival hosted outside of Ethiopia.

This year, the 2015 Ethiopian Sport Federation in North America Festival is being held at College Park Byrd Stadium in Maryland and Echostage in Washington DC.

Read More at Global Voice


D.C.-area Ethiopians say Obama trip will send wrong signal to repressive regime in homeland

Published: Jul 4, 2015 by yonas2007 Filed under: Ethiopian News Politics
D.C.-area Ethiopians say Obama trip will send wrong signal to repressive regime in homeland
D.C.-area Ethiopians say Obama trip will send wrong signal to repressive regime in homeland
Near the White House on Friday, Serkalem Selassie and her 9-year-old son, Nafkot, protested President Obama’s upcoming trip to Ethi­o­pia. As a journalist in her homeland, she was jailed, and Nafkot was born while she was in prison. She has political asylum now. (Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post)

When Barack Obama entered the White House, many Ethio­pian immigrants in the Washington area cheered. When he gave a speech in Ghana in 2009, vowing to promote democracy and human rights across Africa, they were thrilled. But now that Obama will soon visit Ethi­o­pia, many members of the region’s largest African emigre group are up in arms.

Their concern is that his trip later this month — the first by a sitting American president — will send the wrong message and bolster a regime that has intimidated opponents, manipulated elections and sent dozens of journalists to prison.

Read More at The Washington Post


Ethiopia keen to send Harambee Stars packing

Published: Jul 4, 2015 by Mihret L Filed under: Ethiopian News Sport News
Ethiopia keen to send Harambee Stars packing

Ethiopia coach Yohannes Sahle optimistic that his visiting side will toss out Kenya from Chan qualifiers on Saturday and progress to next round

Walya Antelopes coach Yohannes Sahle has assured Kenyans that his team will make it hard for Harambee Stars during Saturday’s return leg match of Chan qualifiers at Nyayo Stadium.

Ethiopia enjoys a 2-0 advantage from first leg, and any draw or a one goal difference loss will see the visitors’ progress to the next round at the expense of their hosts. Despite crying foul on the manner his team was received after landing in the country on Thursday, Sahle is adamant his side has what it takes to qualify.

Read More at Goal


Ethiopia Should Leave Africa

Published: Jul 3, 2015 by bini Filed under: Ethiopian News Politics Economy
Ethiopia Should Leave Africa
OPINION


Photo: Tami Hultman/AllAfrica

Roel van der Veen, for Addis Standard
Development in the non-Western world

In the 1870s Japanese public intellectual Yukichi Fukuzawa shocked his audience by stating that he thought Japan should leave poor Asia and join the modern world. Japan in those days was going through a phase of rapid change, which would eventually lead to Japan becoming a modern nation and the leading nation in Asia.

Yukichi Fukuzawa, who founded a university and Japan's first daily newspaper, travelled extensively in America and Europe, and his books about the development of the West became bestsellers in Japan.

The provocative, brave ideas of Yukichi Fukuzawa angered many Japanese, but more important, inspired millions of his countrymen to support Japan's modernization effort, thereby improving people's lives. How does this story of 150 years ago in a very different part in the world, connect to Ethiopia and Africa?

Forum sparks discussions on accelerated investment, industrialization in Africa

Published: Jul 3, 2015 by yonas2007 Filed under: Ethiopian News Politics
Forum sparks discussions on accelerated investment, industrialization in Africa
Forum sparks discussions on accelerated investment, industrialization in Africa
ADDIS ABABA, (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn delivers his speech during the Investing in Africa Forum in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, June 30, 2015. The two-day-long forum which kicked off here on Tuesday is a collaborative effort between the government of the People’s Republic of China, the World Bank Group (WBG), China Development Bank (CDB), the China-Africa Development Fund (CAD-Fund), the government of Ethiopia and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). XINHUA PHOTO: MICHAEL TEWELDE

ADDIS ABABA, (Xinhua) -- A two-day forum on Investing in Africa wrapped up on Wednesday in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa after successful deliberations on ways of ensuring accelerated investments and industrialization on the continent.

The forum, which is the first edition, was jointly organized by governments of China and Ethiopia as well as the World Bank Group (WBG), China Development Bank (CDB), the China-Africa Development Fund (CAD-Fund), and the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

Read More at Coast Week


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