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Mulatu Astatke’s trailblazing album, Mulatu of Ethiopia, was officially rereleased on Friday May 19. Recorded in New York, the album from 1972 arrived at a time when Mulatu had begun to master the delicate fusion of styles needed to create Ethio jazz.
China has extended USD 260 million in loan to Ethiopia for the construction of an industrial park to be built in Adama town in cooperation with the Province of Hunan.
Somalia has signed a security pact with the international community aimed at building a national force to fight East Africa’s Al-Qaeda affiliated militants – Al-Shabaab.
Viewing national security and the national interest solely in terms of beefing up state power, territorial expansion, flexing muscle, control natural resources, suppressing individuals’ rights and other egregious actions is of no real value to a nation and its people.