Friday, December 29, 2006

Year in Review 2006

A brief glance as the year comes to an end.

Laureate Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin (1936-2006) - Writers live forever
Ethiopia's First Winter Olympian - African snowman, dread like Rasta
Bird flu ayaders - The Fasika scare that knocked doro wot off the list
D.C. cab driver - Ethiopian monopoly in U.S. seat of government
Ginbot vacation - There's never enough time
Deputy P.M. Addissu Legesse's whirlwind U.S. tour - "Note to self: Never do that again!" A.L.

The Good
Against all odds - God works in mysterious ways
U.S. Bill to finance human rights in Ethiopia - Our man in Washington
Global Online Freedom Act - End to ETC's block on dissenting blogs?

The Bad
Gumruk frees Belgian aid, or not - Customs Authority, at your service
Capitalizing on misery of others - Welcome home, not!
A glaring case for privatization - Even national symbols not spared
Ethiopia's Mister Rogers, sacked - Casting away elders who raised us

And the Ugly
Timket festival turns violent - Religious festival no sanctuary
Climate of fear - Mum's the word
'Poison,' Politics, and the Press - Write no truth, or else...
War declared on Somali UIC - At war on Christmas