Lencho Leta, one of the founders of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), an organization recently categorized as a terrorist organization, along with three others, by the Ethiopian Parliament and Meles Zenawi, prime minister of Ethiopia, in Senafe, a market town located 135km south east of Asmara, the Eritrean capital, in 1991. This rare picture appears in a book titled Wounded Nation: How a Once Promising Eritrea Was Betrayed and Its Future Compromised by Berket Habte Selasie (Prof.), who served as Chair of the Eritrean Constitutional Commission before fleeing the country in disagreement with the government. He now teaches constitutional law at the North Carolina University in the United States. The book was published by the Red Sea Press Inc. a publisher and distributor of third world books. The book provides details about postliberation politics, the Ethio-Eritrea war, and Diaspora movements in a very personalized way.

Developmental Future Optimistic

As the G-20 meets in France this week, stabilizing the global economy and creating jobs is rightly at the top of their agenda. A real risk, however, is that some of the key G-20 members are considering reducing aid and other investments in growth and development in many of the world’s poorest countries. This would be a huge mistake, because this is precisely the moment when these countries are poised to accelerate the progress of the past decade and become rapidly expanding, stable partners in the global economy.

SUBA: Classy, Modern with Hint of Hip

In just another addition to the growing metropolitan life of the capital city, Suba, an exotic bar with a combination of splendid music and popular drinks, has opened its door only recently. With its grabbing interior design and professional staff, it is a place worth visiting writes CANDACE ABATE, SPECIAL TO FORTUNE.

Volume 13, Number 650

At the start of the week, reports were rife that registration of the newly introduced government housing scheme known as 40/60 would start by Saturday, October 13, 2012.

Volume 13, Number 649

Mohammed Ali Al Alamoudi (sheikh) is giving his birthplace, Kombolcha town in Wollo, in the Amhara Regional State, a place hardly known for its iron ore deposits, the largest steel mill in Ethiopia, named after Mount Tossa in Dessie. The mill has eight times the capacity of all still mills put together.

Volume 13, Number 648 Archive

Many may have been relieved to see leaders in North and South Sudan signing a series of deals at the Sheraton late last week, avoiding potential military standoffs. For pundits…

Volume 13, Number 647 Archive

Subsequent to his historic investiture as Ethiopia’s Prime Minister before Parliament, and a brief 18-minute speech, Hailemariam Desalegn, has left direct to the office on Lorenzo Teazaz Street on Friday…

Volume 13, Number 646 Archive

Hailemariam Desalegn, 47, has made history yesterday, thriving to the top most position of the ruling EPRDF, thus steered clear his way to become Ethiopia’s Prime Minister.

Volume 13, Number 645 Archive

The last Ethiopian year had witnessed many ups and downs. As it ends in Tuesday, September 11, 2012, it will remain in the memories of Ethiopians as one of the unforgettable years of the century.

Vol 13 No. 644 Archive

Losing a leader typified by his eloquence and technocratic statesmanship, Ethiopia spent last week remembering the dreams and achievements of the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.


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