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 Petition by Lolla Mohammed Nur

Urban Outfitters: Stop appropriating traditional cultural designs from Ethiopia & Eritrea

Ethiopia: Samsung Set to Open TV, Laptop, Printer and Refrigerator Assembly Plant in Ethiopia Print E-mail


 Samsung, today (March 18), announced that it has concluded an agreement with the government of Ethiopia to establish a laptop and printer assembly plant in the country over the next few months.

The announcement was made during the Fourth International Samsung Conference in Cape Town, South Africa.

Samsung Electronics East Africa’s Chief Operating Officer, Robert Ngeru said “We have finalized the agreement with officials from the Metal and Engineering Corporation (MEC) and officials from other government bodies”.

According to Ngeru, Samsung has also finalized agreements to assemble television sets and refrigerators in the country.

Additionally, by partnering with MultiChoice Ethiopia, Samsung plans to offer consumers purchasing Samsung Televisions an inbuilt decoder.

Go out of Addis Ababa to see the transformation Print E-mail


 Abdii Nuurasaa song

Ramiro Armando de Oliveira Lopes da Silva is assistant executive director the World Food Program (WFP).

Prior to his appointment, Lopes da Silva was the chief operating officer and director of emergencies at the WFP. He joined the organization in 1985 as food aid logistic coordinator where he was immediately assigned to combat the famine of the mid-eighties in Ethiopia. Lopes da Silva was recently on a routine work visit to Ethiopia where he sat down with Yohannes Anberbir of The Reporter recalling those difficult days and discussing WFP’s work in Ethiopia.


Written testimony of DHS Deputy Secretary Jane Holl Lute

for a House Committee on Homeland Security hearing titled “DHS Cybersecurity:

Roles and Responsibilities to Protect the Nation's Critical Infrastructure”

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I am pleased to join you today, and I thank the Committee for your strong support for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) over the past four years and, indeed, since the Department's founding ten years ago.

I can think of no more urgent and important topic in today's interconnected world than cybersecurity, and I appreciate the opportunity to explain the Department's mission in this space and how we continue to improve cybersecurity for the American people as well as work to safeguard the nation's critical infrastructure and protect the Federal Government's networks.

Current Threat Landscape

Cyberspace is woven into the fabric of our daily lives. According to recent estimates, this global network of networks encompasses more than two billion people with at least 12 billion computers and devices, including global positioning systems, mobile phones, satellites, data routers, ordinary desktop computers, and industrial control computers that run power plants, water systems, and more.

Who is Goading Ethiopian Islamist Militants? Print E-mail



  By Berhane Kahsay

Ethiopian minority Muslim group heavily influenced by Arab SalafistsThe EPRDF government has played a significant part in making religious parity as one of the main planks of the FDRE constitution. A secular state that treats all religious denominations in an equal and fair manner has been in existence since 1991. According to the 2007 national census, 42,420,822 follow Christianity (62.8%), 25,058,373 are Muslims (33.9%), and 2,439,311 come under animists & others (3.3%).  Owing to the separation of state and religion, believers of different faiths co-exist side by side with utmost respect for one another.  Lately, however, the religious tolerance that prevailed for decades is coming under a very serious threat from a minority Muslim group heavily influenced by Arab Salafists.

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