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Monday, September 11, 2006

Remembering September 11...

Also in the news: Ethiopian Govt. accused of neglecting flood victims, AU Anniversary, Kinijit Germany Conference and more of today’s top stories!

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It is with great sadness, grief, and sorrow we remember the horrific terrorist attack on the people of United States on September 11, 2001. For us Ethiopians, the date the terrorist elect coincides with our most celebrated holiday, Ethiopian New years. We view the attack as a strike on freedom by cowardice. Furthermore, Ethiopians have also suffered several casualties in the hands of State-Sponsored terrorism. We, therefore, feel and share the mourning of Americans and all freedom loving people as we have a first hand experience of losing innocent citizens to terrorism.

Terrorism and taking the lives of innocent people wherever it may occur, whatever shape or form it takes, whatever method it employs should not be acceptable. Terrorism against Ethiopians by the Meles Zenawi regime has to cease without further delay. Kinijit, once again, reiterates its allegiance with family and friends of September 11 victims, and calls up on all peace loving people to intensify their struggle to eradicate terrorism wherever it may manifest itself. The world should not tolerate, allow, or ignore terrorism -- whether it is by fanatic groups, or State-sponsored terrorism as Meles Zenawi regime did in Ethiopia.(More...)

New Year Celebrations in Ethiopia

Worshippers drum to celebrate Ethiopian New Year mass also known as 'Enkutatash' at Bet Maryam, in Lalibela, central Ethiopia, September 11, 2006. Lalibela's complex of churches is believed to date from between the 7th and 12th centuries.

According to the Ethiopian calendar, September 11 marks the beginning of 1999. The Ethiopian calendar is seven years and eight months behind the Western, or Gregorian, calendar. REUTERS/Euan Denholm (ETHIOPIA)

Aelemash Melese, 12, collects flowers to celebrate the Ethiopian New Year in Lalibela, central Ethiopia, September 11, 2006. REUTERS/Euan Denholm (ETHIOPIA)

Ethiopia Loses Some 1.9 Bln Tons of Soil Annually

Some 400 tons of fertile soil per hectare is lost annually in Ethiopia from lands denuded of vegetation as well as from those where no soil conservation has been carried out. It is estimated that the amount of soil that the country loses annually due to water and wind erosion is between 1.5 and 1.9 billion tons, official of the Federal Environmental Protection Authority said. Ababu Arage, department head with the authority, addressing this week a consultative meeting of the Nile Basin countries, said that it was an open secret that soil erosion had caused several direct and indirect negative impacts in any development effort.(More...)

Officials Gather in Libya to Mark AU Anniversary

International and African officials have gathered in Libya to mark the seventh anniversary of the creation of the African Union. Leading members of the Islamic courts that control Somalia's capital are also attending Saturday's ceremony in the city of Sirte. Islamic leader Sheik Sharif Shiek Ahmed is expected to use the opportunity to urge African leaders to keep foreign peacekeepers out of Somalia. He has said peacekeepers are unnecessary because order has been restored to the Horn of Africa country. (More...)

Today's Top Stories

-Conference organized by Kinijit Germany Sept. 23 2006
-Ethiopian Govt. accused of neglecting flood victims
-Renewed Clashes in Somalia Pose Threat to Peace Talks
-Somali Islamists lift radio ban
-US accused of covert operations in Somalia
-What's Fact, What's Fiction in 'The Path to 9/11'?
-Scientists reveal how H5N1 kills
-Colourful beginning for humanity
-Miami, LA top list of US cellphone chatterers
-Actor Affleck's Stock Soars in Venice