By Macky Sall
DAKAR – This week, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia’s capital and a city full of symbolic importance for all of Africa, will host the Third International Conference on Financing for Development. Most developing countries hold high expectations for the conference. They hope it will offer new means to improve social welfare at a time when financing their development needs has become increasingly difficult.
Reeyot Alemu became one of the three journalists and two bloggers as well as six Oromo university students to have walked free from an Ethiopian prison between yesterday and today.
The news item published on Addis Standard on July 9th saying “At least six Oromo university students were also among three journalists and two bloggers released from Ethiopian prison yesterday, according to various reports,” was incorrect as five of the six students mentioned in the story are still in Qilinto, a prison in the outskirts of the city Addis Abeba.