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Shocking: Most Ethiopians Don’t Know Their President!

President Mulatu
CLASSIC. Can this be the only African President that none of his people know him by his name?

By TesfaNews,

Ethiopia’s popular online video sharing site, DireTube, recently conducted a very candid survey on a variety of Addis Ababa residents by asking them two simple questions. First they were asked to tell the name of their President. The response they got was very astounding if not disturbing. Almost 90% of the participants do not have a clue on who their President is and what he looked like. Not a chance.

When the reporter switched the question from “Who is our President” to “Who is the Mayor” of their city (Addis Ababa), the result was equally disturbing if not worse. Almost none of the resident’s of the city knows who the Mayor is.  Continue reading Shocking: Most Ethiopians Don’t Know Their President!

SOMALIA: Oil Minister Takes Matters in Hand

Power struggles inside the Somalian government resulted in the last minute cancelling of the Somalia Oil & Gas conference, scheduled in London for 9 June.

Power play at the center of Somalia oil and gas conference. Will the quest for oil add fuel to the fire?

By Africa Intelligence,

ACCORDING to sources in Mogadishu, the cancellation of the London conference enabled the Somalian oil minister, Daud Mohamed Omar, to sideline Abdullahi Haider, advisor on oil matters to the presidency and main promoter of the meeting. Continue reading SOMALIA: Oil Minister Takes Matters in Hand