Dec 18th, 2013
By Hindessa Abdul Former Ethiopian leaders are breaking their silence. Colonel Mengistu Hailemariam, who for the last 22 years has been living in exile in Zimbabwe, spoke about his encounters with the late South African President Nelson Mandela. From that interview we learned: Mengistu handed a $100,...
Apr 4th, 2013
Sahara Press Service (El Aaiun) Addis Ababa — President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Mr. Girma Wolde-Giorgis reiterated Wednesday his country’s position of support to the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination and independence, when Mr. Laman Baali presented his cr...
Mar 10th, 2013
By Palash R. Ghosh, ibtimes Just a day after throwing himself a lavish $600,000 party to celebrate his 89th birthday, Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe told local media that he’s “lonely” as most of his contemporaries have long since passed away, leaving him to deal with younger generations of...
Dec 6th, 2012
By Abenezer Aregawi Ato Girma wrote and distributed letter regarding the Ethiopian Orthodox Church patriarch election controversy existed between the 4th Ethiopian patriarch forced to exile by the current regime Patriarch Abune Mekarios (the exiled sinodos) and the Ethiopian based sinodos. The letter...
Oct 8th, 2012
Ethiopian legislators from both houses gathered Monday to open the new parliamentary year – its first in more than two decades without late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who died August 20 – with a speech by President Girma Wolde-Giorgis, who outlined government priorities for the coming 12 months. No...
Mar 4th, 2011
Ethiopia Agriculture Ministry, last month, rejected a petition to reconsider the lease of huge forestry lands to foreign companies. Whilst local environmentalists argue that the land lease would destroy large portions of forest lands and contribute to drought, officials from the Agriculture Ministry ...