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“Ethiopia’s International Relations: The Foreign Policy Making and Determinants of an Emerging Giant,” a research project aimed at investigating the substance and formulation processes of Ethiopia’s foreign policy making since 1991 is launched on the 14th January 2014 in Addis Abeba. The project is implemented by the Ethiopian International Institute for Peace and Development (EIIPD) and the International Law and Policy Institute (ILPI) in collaboration with the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Addis Abeba University and the Ethiopian Development Research Institute.

HEINEKEN officially inaugurated its new brewery at a greenfield site in Kilinto on the outskirts of Addis Abeba on Jan. 15th. The state of the art brewery was unveiled in a ceremony attended by 300 guests including Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, and Mrs Charlene de Carvalho of Heineken, and hosted by Jean-François van Boxmeer, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of HEINEKEN. Guests were invited to tour the site and to hear opening addresses from the Prime Minister, Mr. Van Boxmeer and Johan Doyer, Managing Director of HEINEKEN Ethiopia.


By Sami Mahroum

PARIS – It is easy to discuss the deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo as an attack on freedom of expression. But are we supposed to be surprised that a global terror organization known for its brutal disregard for human rights and humane values would attack a media outlet that has specialized in provoking it?

Just as much of the social media in the Arab/Muslim world has routinized anti-Semitic rants, there is a global industry of outlets dedicated to all things anti-Muslim. In any given week, French, European, (and increasingly Indian) journalists, bloggers, tweeters, and others regularly express all sorts of things that are offensive or provocative to Muslims – or at least the most devout and fanatical among them.