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January 2015

Tomas Mega

In the hours and days following the shooting to death of eighteen year old Michael Brown, a shocking, conjured depiction of what happened emerged across America. Apparently Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson, who shot Brown, woke up that morning, looked into his mirror and decided that day was the day he was going to gun down an innocent black teenager for no other reason than he could. According to the early reports of witnesses, including Brown’s friend Dorian Johnson, who was with Brown when he was killed, not only did Wilson shoot Brown dead while Brown had his hands held high up in the air in an apparent attempt to surrender, he also shot him in the back as Brown was supposedly fleeing from the officer.

“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.