· February, 2006

Stories about Ethiopia from February, 2006

Ethiopia: Yacob Hailemariam

  27 February 2006

Nazret.com reports on the continuing imprisonment of Ethiopian professor, Yacob Hailemariam. “Hailemariam left Virginia Beach for his native Ethiopia last year to try and spread the democratic values he’d come to cherish after decades in America. He won a seat in parliament in last May’s elections.”

Voices of African Women Bloggers

  26 February 2006

Mshairi calls for the abuse of women bloggers to stop! She recalls two recent incidents in the blogosphere where male bloggers “discussed and described women in misogynistic terms.” “The descriptions included ‘ignoramus’, ‘spiteful, angry menopausal bitch’, and ‘ruthless menopausal maniac’. All that remained was the blogger to call the woman...

Ethiopia: Illusions

  24 February 2006

Ethiopundit comments on the illusions being portrayed by the government of Meles Zenawi..”Another set of illusions being projected by the government has to do with how allegedly well the economy is doing under Meles Inc. ownership and how aid is therefore not a big deal.@

Ethiopia: drought

  22 February 2006

Meskel Square reports more on the drought faced by Ethiopians in the Southern region of Moyale. …”an estimated 737,000 Ethiopians struggling to survive without access to clean water. Beyond Ethiopia, the drought has spread out to affect more than 8.3 million people, including 1.2 million children aged under five, across...

Ethiopia: Positive outcomes

  20 February 2006

One Ethiopia presents the positive side to Ethiopia's recent political crisis under the repressive regime of Meles Zenawi……..”We have taken the tiger by the tail and we won’t let go. Mr. Meles has no idea how close he comes to the truth every time he brags about how Ethiopia is...

Ethiopia: America complex

20 February 2006

Weichegud!ET Politics comments on “Ethiopians and their America complex”…Well, I figure part of it is scapegoating, Ethiopian-style. I mean, it feels good to blame our problems on someone else. And who better to blame them on than the greatest power in the world. After all, only the great America could...

Ethiopia: Food Aid dependency

  17 February 2006

Black Star Journal comments on a BBC article on Ethiopia's dependency on foreign food aid..…”It notes that while aid may be well-intentioned, its effects can sometimes be devastating (and I'm careful to not lump all aid together).”

Ethiopia: Water raises birth rate

  16 February 2006

Researchers studying a water supply programme for Ethiopian villages found that it had many benefits, but one unpredicted result was an increase in the birth rate – from EthioBlog

Ethiopia: Robel Teklemariam

  16 February 2006

Agumada reports that Ethiopia’s first winter Olympian Robel Teklemariam has had his suspension lifted and he is vindicated and “. ready to take on the world. We are already proud! yekolotemari

Ethiopia: drought

  15 February 2006

Meskel Square reports on the drought in Ethiopia. “Moyale is at the heart of a devastating drought that has left an estimated 737,000 Ethiopians struggling to survive without access to clean water. Beyond Ethiopia, the drought has spread out to affect more than 8.3 million people, including 1.2 million children...

Ethiopia: Message to the youth

  14 February 2006

Ethiopian Politics writes a message to Ethiopian youth asking them not to make the same mistakes as older generations…..”These are the pitfalls my generation has fallen prey to, but you the hope of our new Ethiopia, must avoid at all cost: · Ethnocentric jingoism, Intolerance for political dissent, Cultural insensitivity

Ethiopia: relationship with Tony Blair

  13 February 2006

Redeem Ethiopia points out the true feelings of British Prime Minister, Tony Blair towards the government of Meles “”We have to try and resolve the situation, the human rights issues, but do so – and I want to do so – in a way that supports Ethiopia.”

African women's voices this week

  12 February 2006

Diary of a Mad Kenyan Woman comments on the predominance of old men in Kenyan politics and government. She questions how old fashioned men acting out old fashioned politics chose John Githongo to head the anti-corruption drive. Possibly it was because they thought he was so young he would not...

Ethiopia: winter olympics

10 February 2006

Ethioblog writes on Ethiopian cross country skier, Robel Teklemariam who will be the only Ethiopian and possibly African participating at this months Winter Olympics …..”Robel Teklemariam said he hopes his countrymen's long-distance records on the track will translate into success in the cross-country skiing events.”

  9 February 2006

Musengeshi Katata comments (FR) on Amely-James Koh Bela's book on African prostitution in the West at Forum Realisance: “Can one really defend values that are everyday assaulted and eroded by poverty? … Without a battle against poverty including against western exploitation and the depravation of African economies, without a protracted...

Ethiopia: The economy of revolutionary democracy

9 February 2006

Ethiopundit is serializing over a number of posts, Chapter 16: The Economy of “Revolutionary Democracy” from Dr. Theodore Vestal's remarkable book Ethiopia: A Post-Cold War African State.