Despite Fast Growth, Ethiopia Still Plagued by Poverty
Ethiopia has one of the fastest growing economies in the world, but remains one of the poorest countries at the same time, read more .....
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Ethiopia grouped with Nigeria, Zambia and Burkina Faso
The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations draw was already made. The 16 qualified teams now know their fate and have been drawn into four groups of four teams. Read more… ...
PM HaileMariam is assuming Chairmanship of AU
According to Mr Dina, the decision that Ethiopia would hold the organisation’s top job this year was taken two years ago, when it would have been expected that the late prime minister Meles Zenawi would have assumed the role. Read more…
Wife of minister accused in terrorism conspiracy
Habiba Mohammed, wife of former Minister for the Civil Service Junedin Sado, was one of 29 Muslim activists accused of criminal conspiracy to commit unspecified acts of terrorism Read more…
From Civil Engineer to Cab Driver
"I started driving a cab because … after I graduated in 2008 with an MBA I couldn't find a job," he says. Read more...,...
Fresno Man Arrested in 28 Year Old Cold Case Murder
On January 18, 1985, a passerby found the body of the dead woman in the dumpster to the rear of the Bailey Park Plaza and Safeway shopping center at 570 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, and reported it to police. Eventually the deceased was identified as 21-year old Girmai, who was known to frequent the San Jose area. Read more…
Thursday, June 30, 2011
WFP said it had worked closely with national and regional authorities to ensure the safe return of the two staff members. “This incident underscores the need to ensure the safety and security of UN staff,” the statement stressed. Source ( UN News Center)
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In 2011, the splitting of the north and south into separate countries was imperiled by fighting over a border region claimed by both. In 2005, the country’s opposing political parties signed a peace accord aimed at ending Africa’s longest-running civil war, which killed an estimated 2.2 million people — 10 times as many as in Darfur. Source ( NewYork Times)
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"The recent rains, coupled with existing risk factors such as poor hygiene and sanitation practices, have elevated the threat of acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) in areas previously affected by outbreaks," OCHA said. The rains helped reduce water trucking requirements, but now the UN and its partners are focusing on rehabilitation of water schemes, sanitation and preparedness for flooding, OCHA said. They are also undertaking AWD preparedness and prevention activities, including the distribution of water and sanitation supplies. The agency said that a deteriorating nutritional situation in southern Ethiopia "continues to raise concern." In particular, the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region had seen a 90 per cent increase n the numbers of persons seeking nutritional aid since March. Source ( allafrica.com)
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The negative real interest rates that have resulted from rising inflation is discouraging a necessary boost to Ethiopia’s national savings rate, the country director of the World Bank in Ethiopia, Ken Ohashi, said on June 7. Without a significant increase in savings from the current official rate of 5 percent of gross domestic product, Ethiopia will struggle to finance a five-year growth plan in a sustainable manner, Ohashi said. The IMF forecasts Ethiopia’s growth rate may fall to 6 percent in the fiscal year to July 7, 2012, from 7.5 percent this year, partly because of inflation. The government’s forecast for the current fiscal year is 11.4 percent. The government will meet its growth targets, Hailemariam said. Source ( Bloomberg BusinessWeeks)
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"The president will come back to Sanaa within days," Tareq al-Shami told Reuters.
Saleh is being treated in the Saudi capital for injuries sustained after a rocket attack on his presidential palace on Friday. ( Reuters)