BY KEFFYALEW GEBREMEDHIN
It can safely be assumed that several thousands of Ethiopians must have heard about the decision by Patriarch Abune Paulos of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church (EOC) to build a modern mega conference hall, which would cost the Church ETB 206 million ($12 million).
By Keffyalew Gebremedhin
The objections and criticisms to the resettlement programs in Ethiopia, past and present, are not fostered or designed by someone or a sinister group out there to render Ethiopia squishy because of ideological hostility to the country and its leaders, as the prime minister on 8 February 2012 alluded in parliament during the question and answer session. Also it is not based on opposition by the international community to settlements per se, i.e., as if it were a taboo of sorts.
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