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Teddy Afro’s Sentence Reduced Drastically

The Federal Supreme Court this morning, Wednesday, February 18, 2009, reduced the sentence on the 31-year old sensational singer, songwriter and stage performer Tewdros Kassahun, by four years.

Though these aficionados of the famous Ethiopian singer, from across the city, did not get the chance to enter either the courtroom or the compound of the Supreme Court, they patiently waited long for the decision to reach their ears. As the news, hailed good by the majority of the fans and the star’s lawyers was heard late in the morning of February 18, 2009, the crowed applauded and chanted. Most were drawn to tears with happiness while others shouted: “Victory!”

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Abyssinia Bank Sacks President, Loses Dep’t Managers

Following the dismissal of Aselefech Mulugeta, former president of the Bank of Abyssinia, Tarekegn Assefa and Emawayish Adissu, Corporate Planning and Business Development and International Banking Department ...

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Just as every cloud has a silver lining, so to do beautiful roses come with thorns.


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Editor's Note  

if there are any, agricultural corners of the metropolis. Such projects will....


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Economic Commentary  

The process of policymaking in Ethiopia focuses more on the quantitative value than its qualitative advantage, says Tesfay Kidan (PhD), in his response to the editorial on quality of education run by this newspaper a few weeks ago. The challenges the education sector face in its bid to expand enrollments in higher learning institutions is one good illustration of the warped policy processes, he argues.


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For 15 years, I have attended the World Economic Forum in Davos. Typically, the leaders gathered there share their optimism about how globalization, technology, and markets are transforming the world for the better. Even during the recession of 2001, those assembled in ....


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Now is a world abuzz with talk about either corporate "bailouts" or fat economic "stimulus packages". The process has also become a way to see the wealth of nations; compare America's close to 787 billion dollars (150 times the Ethiopian federal budget for the current fiscal year).....


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"My effort to resolve the Ethio-Eritrea border conflict will succeed."

Brother leader of the revolution of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya State, King of traditional Kings of Africa, and Chairperson of the African Union, Muammar al-Gaddafi told journalists in Massawa, Eritrea on February 8, 2009.

After attending the 12 AU regular meeting of the Heads of State and holding a separate discussion with Prime Minister Meles about the Ethio-Eritrea border conflict, he left for Eritrea for similar dialogue with Eritrean President, Essayas Afowerki.



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The four-day long 12th Ordinary Session of the AU Heads of State and Government has brought a mix of almost all that is African to Addis Abeba. From the modern brand leaders of more than half of the AU member states, to traditional leaders, smaller in number, to controversial personalities like Mu'ammar al-Gaddafi of Libya, to the new comer to the scene, Sheikh Sharif Ahmed of Somalia.

Meles, Close-up and Personal

Prime Minister Meles Zenawi had a long day on Friday, February 13, 2009. First, he met with members of the Amharic press for two hours, this was then followed by another round with members of the foreign press corps and the local English journalists. The press conference comes after over a year since he last met the media.

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What is disconcerting is the way the media is counting down the first one hundred days in office for the President. The furious workload has since become almost a law in .....

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This beautiful and seductive world we live in, and the profound existence that is the reality ...

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Chat chewing is a habit that has become second nature to most Ethiopians, despite evidence that suggests ....

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