WASHINGTON — Samantha Power, the Harvard University professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author who earned notoriety for calling Hillary Rodham Clinton a “monster” while working to elect Barack Obama president, will take a senior foreign policy job at the White House, The Associated Press has learned. Read more…
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The European Union has given Ethiopia 251 million euros (322 million dollars) in aid to boost development projects across the Horn of Africa nation, the government said Friday. Read more…
His Excellency Jose Manuel Durao Barroso
President of the European Commission
Brussels, 26 January 2009
Zero tolerance for regimes holding prisoners of conscience – By Robele Ababya (email@example.com), January 29, 2009
Empty promise of democracy
Absolutely nothing saddens me more than thinking of Birtukan Mideksa back in jail for exercising her right to freedom of expression, more so as leader of a popular political party, UDJP.
With vast tracts of land being sold in Madagascar, and Sudan and other African governments actively seeking investors in agricultural land, are we witnessing a neo-colonial land grab or will the investment result in greater food productivity to the long-term benefit of recipient nations? M J Morgan ponders the possibilities.
The ruling party in Ethiopia often portrays itself as a government that stands for the interest of Ethiopia and is committed to the rule of law.
The radical Islamist insurgents who have seized the provisional capital moved Tuesday to consolidate their control of the town and announced that they were imposing Islamic law there.
“And so to all the other peoples and governments who are watching today, from the grandest capitals to the small village where my father was born: know that America is a friend of each nation and every man, woman, and child who seeks a future of peace and dignity, and that we are ready to lead once more.”
Barack Obama has a unique opportunity to bring something resembling stability to Africa’s Horn.
The Right Side of History and the Audacity of Hope
History has two sides. A right and a wrong side. Barack Obama is on the right side of history. He is on the right side of history because he was elected rightfully by the American people and became president in a peaceful constitutional transfer of power.
The New Democratic Party (NDP) of Canada calls for the Immediate and Unconditional release of Miss Birtukan Mideksa – SOCEPP-CAN
In his January 15, 2009 letter addressed to Hon. Lawrence Cannon, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Paul Dewar, MP, Ottawa Centre and the NDP’s Foreign Affairs Critic, stated that: “NDP believes that the Government of Canada must call on the Ethiopian authorities to release Birtukan Mideksa immediately and unconditionally, unless she is charged with a recognizable criminal offence”.
Today we herald a new day in the way we see the world through the prism of Ethiopia’s long standing asset and what it means for the new order.
‘To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.’ President Obama.
Solidarity Movement Calls for Names of All Political Prisoners – Solidarity Movement for New Ethiopia
A hearty THANK YOU to the Ethiopians International Committee who organized the January 14th demonstrations and to the countless individuals who helped them make it a success!