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2014-07-22 The Crime of Extraordinary Rendition
[Fahamu]Extraordinary rendition violates every rule in the human rights book. The process invariably involves forceful abduction, detained incommunicado for an extended period, interrogation and torture

2014-07-22 Latest Dreamliner of Ethiopian Named Taj Mahal
[ERTA]Ethiopian Airlines has named its eighth 787 Dreamliner after the Taj Mahal, India's most famous monument.

2014-07-21 Politically Motivated Charges Show Misuse of Terrorism Law
[HRW]Nairobi -The Ethiopian government should immediately drop politically motivated charges brought against 10 bloggers and journalists on July 17, 2014, under the country's deeply flawed anti-terrorism law, Human Rights Watch said today.

2014-07-22 The Bilateral Relation Between Ethiopia and China...
[Addis Fortune]The bilateral relation between Ethiopia and China has never been at the height of its glory as it appears now, gossip observed. Ever since 200 Chinese laborers arrived in the highlands of Ethiopia in January 1868, building the road that led to the well known expeditions by Robert Napier's (Gen.), against Emperor Tewodros, the Chinese reserve a significant place in building the nation's physical infrastructure, gossip recalls.

2014-07-22 Ethiopia's Loan Reimbursement Capacity Is Growing
[Ethiopia Government]The World Bank Country Director for Ethiopia, Mr. Guang Z. Chen says the reimbursement capacity of Ethiopia is continuing to improve. The Debt Sustainability Analysis of the World Bank has indicated that the country finds it relatively easy to secure loans as its debt burden is low. Equally, the growing capacity to pay back loans helps it secure further loans.

2014-07-22 Dr. Tedros Discusses Regional Issues With IGAD Officials
[Ethiopia Government]The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Tedros Adhanom, on Friday (July 18) held discussions with IGAD's Executive Secretary, Ambassador Mahboub Maalim and IGAD's Special Envoy to Somalia, Ambassador Mohammed Affey.

2014-07-22 Dr. Fasil Nahum Meets the State Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Sweden
[Ethiopia Government]Dr. Fasil Nahum, Special advisor to the Prime Minister with the rank of Minister, held talks with Mr. Frank Belfrage, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Sweden on Thursday last week (July 17) in Stockholm.

2014-07-21 Povertics Blog
[IDS]Last week the Centre for Social Protection (CSP) welcomed a group of enthusiastic and committed participants to the CSP short course ‘Social Protection: Policies, Programmes and Evidence’. After having developed and run multiple courses and trainings in recent years for professionals in international organisations such as UNICEF and FAO, donors including DFID and governments in Rwanda, Ethiopia and Nepal, this is the first short course that was open for all applications.

2014-07-22 Dr. Fasil Meets Swedish State Secretary for Foreign Affairs
[ERTA]Dr. Fasil Nahum, Special advisor to the Prime Minister with the rank of Minister, held talks with Mr. Frank Belfrage, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Sweden on Thursday in Stockholm.

2014-07-22 Denying the Way Out
[Addis Fortune]Last week was an awkward week, in every sense of it. It was filled with many events that would have put me on the edge, had it not been for the bad flu, which itself was one of the unfortunate situations, I had been suffering from.

2014-07-22 Bed Time
[Addis Fortune]It is one of the common things to see dogs with the street boys on road sides around Merkato, who take care of them with what is available. More commonly, most of the street boys use the day time as a bed time due to the uneasy cold in the night. This habit seems is shared by the dogs, who have turned a deaf ear to the hustle and bustle of the city, specially, in Merkato.

2014-07-22 Council of Ministers Commiserates With Businesses in Br2 Billion Taxes
[Addis Fortune]The Council of Ministers made a decision on Monday, July 14, 2014, which could spare 567 federal taxpayers four billion Birr in penalty and interest for two billion Birr they owe in taxes.

2014-07-22 Japanese Ambassador Checks the Use of U.S. $4.2 Million Contribution to WFP
[Addis Fortune]Kazuhiro Suzuki, Japanese ambassador to Ethiopia, visited the refugee camp in Gambella on July 17, 2014 to check the recent 4.2 million dollars contribution of the Japanese government is properly used.

2014-07-22 It Is Borrowers Who Are Scarce These Days.
[Addis Fortune]Ashebir Woldegiorgis (DD), the lone independent Member of Parliament (MP), said this while explaining the state of access to finance in the country. There is enough liquidity within the Ethiopian banking system and there is no way banks will reject loan requests for projects with verifiable positive outcomes, Ashebir noted in his exclusive interview with Addis Admas, an Amharic weekly, published on July 12, 2014.

2014-07-22 No Good News in China-Africa Relation
[Addis Fortune]Recent coverage by the financial press has cast some doubt on the vigor of the China-Africa relationship, pointing to new-found skepticism among Chinese banks and investors towards projects in Africa.

2014-07-22 Making Agriculture Cool
[Addis Fortune]Agriculture has an image problem. Simply put, for the majority of the world's youth, agriculture simply is not seen as being "cool" or attractive. Most think of it only as back-breaking labor, without an economic pay-off-and little room for career advancement.

2014-07-22 Graduation - From Ideal to Symptomatic
[Addis Fortune]Graduation ceremonies, among other things, bring with them different sources of business windfalls to many people, even if only perennial. Woolen cloth tailors and imported garment retailers, among many, increasingly make good money from graduating students, themselves, raise money for publications and overnight dancing ceremonies.

2014-07-22 Glocalisation
[Addis Fortune]Recent evidence suggests that much of the world has entered a period of low financial market volatility. But this is no time for complacency; more turbulent times are likely to lie ahead.

2014-07-22 Receptive Yet Unyielding
[Addis Fortune]The administration of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn is to review a policy of the central bank, which domestic investors in the manufacturing sector argue discriminate them against their foreign counterparts in accessing loans and advances from banks.

2014-07-22 Rainy Season Pours Less Profit As Cloth Traders Struggle
[Addis Fortune]For four years now Mesfin Mitiku, 36, has been enjoying the special profit that came with the rainy season selling entirely boots, and making as much as 100pc profit on some brands. Outside the three month long rainy season, he sells spandex, t-shirts and underwear in his roadside mini-store in front of Tana Market at Merkato. The rainy season, kiremt, brought with it seasonal boom for such products as boots, scarves, umbrella, jacket, and sweater. Most garment stores in Addis Abeba are outfitted for the s

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