Note: very interesting map of modern Africa. Click on the red color >> sign for interactive mode.
(The Guardian) – When African states gained independence, the continent’s new leaders agreed to respect the old colonial borders to avoid endless wars. But separatist movements still abound.
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By William Davison
Sept. 7 (Bloomberg) — Ethiopia’s ruling coalition will meet on Sept. 16 to select its chairman, who will replace the late Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi, as the party’s chief and probably succeed him as the Horn of Africa nation’s leader.
It’s “highly likely” the party chairman will become prime minister, State Minister for Communications Shimeles Kemal said by phone today from the capital, Addis Ababa. Meles, Ethiopia’s leader of 21 years who oversaw one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies, died on Aug. 20 from an infection contracted while recuperating from an undisclosed illness. Hailemariam Desalegn, Meles’s deputy, took over in an acting capacity the next day.
“We are expecting the council meeting to be on the 16th,” Seikoture Getachew, the foreign relations head at the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front’s secretariat, said by telephone. “There will be the assignment of chairperson and deputy chairperson.” Read more…
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By William Davison on September 08, 2012
(Bloomberg Businessweek) -Ethiopia’s government has held peace talks with the Ogaden National Liberation Front, an outlawed ethnic-Somali rebel group, Communications Minister Bereket Simon said.
“It’s a very positive step and we will pursue negotiations up to the last and try to bring all concerned in that area to the constitutional framework,” Bereket said in a phone interview from the capital, Addis Ababa, today. Read more…
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Taammanaa Bitimaa irraa | Fulbaana 8, 2012
Dubbiftoota mandhee tanaa jaalatamoo fi kabajamoo, durseen nagaa fi nageenya isiniif hawwa! Barreeffama kana kutaa isa lammaffaa keessatti kunoo akkana jedhamee ture: “Amma kanaa gaditti bu’aleen ABO waggaa tokko keessatti argamsisee fi daddhabbiiwwan karaa kanaan muldhatanillee, tokko tokkoon tarreeffamanii xiinxalamu. Daddhabbiiwwan oggaa san turanii fi gariin kan hamma harraattillee jiran xiinxaluun, namoota keenya tokko tokko mufachiisuu dandaya. Garuu, erga qabsoo irra jiraannee, wanneen akkanaa dhiyeessuun abaluu faa gammachiisuuf yookaan mufachiisuuf otoo hin taane, waan qobsaawotaa fi sabboontota Oromoo irraa eegamu. Haatahuu malee, inni kun kutaa sadaffaa irratti waan dhiyaatuuf, mee hammasitti nagaan naa jiraaddhaa!”
Tahus akka jedhame sanitti kutaa sadaffaa itti-fufuun hin dandayamne. Waan jidduutti waayeen du’a Muummicha Ministeerota Toopphiyaa, Mallas Zeenaa ka’eef isa irratti yaanni karaa kiyyaan jiru isiniif dhiyaate. Egaa, amma akkuma kanaa olitti addeeffametti itti-fufamaa, yoo yeroon isiniif hayyame mee duukaa-bu’aa! Read more…
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