March 18, 2005
Ethio forum, the new merkato and Taiwan
Anyone in Los Angeles tomorrow (Saturday Mar 19) can turn up to a free "Special Forum on Contemporary Ethiopia" organised by the UCLA International Institute. The talk that looks most interesting to me is "The Paradox of Ethiopia's Under-development" by Berhanu Abegaz, professor of economics at William and Mary College. If anyone out there is going, it would be great to get some reports.
Contemporary Ethiopia: Revolution and Transformation?
What is the status of Ethiopia, 20 years after famine relief? Why hasn't Ethiopia progressed as predicted? Former Clinton advisor for Africa, Gayle Smith, along with leading Ethiopian scholar, Edmond Keller, lead a panel discussion focusing on the state of Ethiopia. Where were you when "We Are the World" dominated the radio waves? Marcia Thomas of USA for Africa discusses the 1984 famine relief effort and pop culture.
I still need to find my way round the old lay-out.
City Admin Approves New Design for Merkato, Half a Million Birr Needed
The Daily Monitor - The Addis Ababa Tourism Commission in association with the Addis Ketema Sub City have launched the first step of redesigning Merkato, the biggest open air market in Africa.
The people of Taiwan will sleep a little less easy in their beds tonight.
Ethiopia's parliament speaker supports China's Anti-Secession Law
ADDIS ABABA, March 16 (Xinhuanet) -- Ethiopia's parliament fully supports China's adoption of the Anti-Secession Law, which is intended to prevent Taiwan's secession from China, Speaker of the Council of People's Representatives of Ethiopia, Ato Dawit Yohannes, said Wednesday.
Posted by aheavens at March 18, 2005 6:08 AM