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Presidential Proclamation -- National Manufacturing Day, 2014

Presidential Proclamation -- National Manufacturing Day, 2014 



"A New Foundation Is Laid": President Obama on America's 21st Century Economy 

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Read his full remarks here.  




DHL Express logo.svg Internet connectivity was mentioned as one of the challenges that sometimes causes delays in delivering services.
“Looking at our daily activities there could be problems. Some of our systems are dependent on Internet connectivity, and sometimes there is a connection problem which affects our services but we try to cope with our backup systems. This is a challenge for many countries, not just ours,” Essete said.


Ethiopia Holds One of the Biggest Market Shares for DHL ... 

Storming of Ethiopian Embassy in Washington D.C. Print E-mail


Ethiopia blames Eritrea for disturbance at embassy in US 

Ben's Point of View on American Hooligans taking over Ethiopian Embassy


President Obama Meets with the Prime Minister of Ethiopia Print E-mail




VIDEO: President Obama Meets with the Prime Minister of Ethiopia

PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Well, I want to extend a warm welcome to Prime Minister Desalegn and his delegation.  When I spoke previously at the Africa Summit about some of the bright spots and progress that we’re seeing in Africa, I think there’s no better example than what has been happening in Ethiopia -- one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. 

We have seen enormous progress in a country that once had great difficulty feeding itself.  It’s now not only leading the pack in terms of agricultural production in the region, but will soon be an exporter potentially not just of agriculture, but also power because of the development that’s been taking place there.

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Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam says Internet service in the country is negligible that Ethiopians buy their tickets from travel agencies or branch offices of the Airlines.

On the other hand, Kenyan Airways CEO Mbuvi Ngunze tells a World Travel Market 2012 audience that Internet use among Kenyans is "pretty high" that ticket sales for the most part are done online.

As seen in the State of Broadband Report 2014, South Korea leads the civilized world with the highest household Internet penetration at over 98% while Ethiopia is tagged to the world's bottom ten least-connected nations along with other failed states like Somalia, Niger and Eritrea.


Maya Angelou

“I don't trust people who don't love themselves and tell me, 'I love you.' ... There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.”     ― Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou was so smart. 

September 11, 2014 Print E-mail



 On a Day Devoted to Past Events, Focus on New Terror Link





When do Ethiopians celebrate New Year?

On September 11th of the Gregorian Calendar, and September 12th every four years because of the leap year.  

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