Michael E. O’Hanlon
The United States should, with a focused effort and in partnership with other states, make a significant push to improve security in Africa. No massive deployments of U.S. troops would be needed, and in fact no role for American main combat units is required. But we should step up our game from the current very modest training efforts coordinated through Africa Command (AFRICOM).
Throughout history, live concerts by rock stars have provided unique and diverse entertainment to a global audience. In Ethiopia, however, it is only recently that rock ‘n roll live concerts have started to elate audiences to higher levels of music thrill unseen before. This opportunity came about when a group of young musicians were put together as Jano band, whose name is now a household acquaintance. And Saturday January 18th presented a packed full audience with that feeling of ecstasy when Jano held their second live concert at the Tropical Garden off Bole Road.
On Wed. Feb. 19th the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved funds to help Ethiopia upgrade its road system, strengthen road maintenance and reduce travel time along inter-regional corridors.