The Prime Minister assigned Abay Tsehaye to a new post on Friday. Abay Tsehaye is to head the new giant sugar corporation as a Director-General, Minister with without Portfolio. Though, he is still serving as National Security Advisor to the PM.
Prime Minister Meles Zenawi appointed Arkebe Equbay, Shiferaw Jarso, Neway Gebreab
to be his Advisors as Ministers without Portfolio and Tekalegn Mamo as an advisor to Minister of Agriculture with the rank of a State minister on Wednesday, Oct 27/2010.
The Prime Minister office disclosed the appointment of 21 Special envoys and Ambassador plenipotentiaries, and 15 Ambassadors on Wednesday, Oct. 27/2010.
Ethiopia’s score on Global Hunger Index(GHI) improved from 43.7 in 1990 GHI to 29.8 in 2010 GHI. To meet the Millennium Development Goals, Ethiopia’s GHI score needs to be 21.27 by the year 2015.
The change in Ethiopia’s GHI score is a result of the improvements recorded in each of the three indicators in the last two decades. The proportion of undernourished in the population decreased from 71% (in 1990-92) to 44% (in 2004-06). The prevalence of underweight in children under five years decreased 39.2% (in 1988-92) to 34.6% (in 2003-08). The rate of Under five Mortality is reduced from 21% (in 1990) to 10.9% (in 2008).
The Development Assistance Group[DAG] rejected the allegations of Human Right Watch[HRW] on the Ethiopian government. HRW alleged politicized aid management in its report, released on Tuesday, titled ‘Development Without Freedom: How Aid Underwrites Repression in Ethiopia’.[Read Here] However, DAG Ethiopia dismissed the allegations in a press statement released today. DAG is a consortium of 26 … Read more
Ethiopian government ‘categorically rejected’ the allegations on the recent report of the Human Rights Watch, titled ‘Development without Freedom: How aid underwrites suppression in Ethiopia’.[Read Here] In its press statement, issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday, the government recalled the investigation conducted by the Development Assistance Group(DAG), a 26 aid agencies consortium. … Read more
Prime Minister Meles Zenawi appointed 48 State Ministers on Tuesday. It is to be recalled that 20 Ministers and 5 Officials with a Ministerial Portfolio were appointed on Oct. 6 & 7. [Read: Who’s Who in the New Cabinet.] Here is the list of the newly appointed State Ministers. Note that State Ministers are ranked … Read more
Human Right Watch released a 105-page report, titled ‘Development without Freedom: How Aid Underwrites Repression in Ethiopia’, on Tuesday. As usual, it takes on the Ethiopian government and the ruling party EPRDF and makes a wide-range of allegations. The report needs to be read critically, though. HRW has a record of making unfounded statements and … Read more
The Eriterian President Isaias Afeworki is known for his comical statements. To be entertained, however, we have to wait for his once-in-a-while interview with the western media. This time he did it with Aftonbladet, a Swedish media, though the questions were collected from the Eritrean Diaspora. It was ‘A Week in the Horn’, the weekly … Read more
The Council of Dire Dawa City Administration elected Speakers of the Council, Mayor, and Dep. Mayor to serve for the next two and half years. In its session this morning, the Council elected Biftu Mohammed (SPDP) and Asrat Chala (OPDO) as Speakers and Dep. Speaker of the Council. It also installed Ased Ziad (OPDO) and … Read more