62 million: No. of international arrivals in Africa in 2017 Africa reached a record 62 million international arrivals in 2017, translating to a growth of 8%. Arrivals in Sub-Saharan Africa increased by 5% while North Africa enjoyed a strong recovery with a 13% growth in arrivals. The continental growth supersedes that of the international number, which stood at 7% in 2017 to reach 1,322 million.
Our Fractured Present! Teshome Abebe January 19, 2018 - Are these words irrelevant for our times? Hardly! I write this short essay as a cautionary piece on the state of the Ethiopian Diaspora’s penchant for organizing. These are my impressions though they have also been informed by discussions I have had with...
TPLF Organizational Conference Concluded Successfully The week long 7th TPLF Conference held in Mekelle concluded successfully. The conference was attended by over 2500 top TPLF leaders and representatives from sister EPRDF organizations. In a 12 point resolution, members and participants affirmed recent TPLF CC resolutions and vow to work hard to improve the people's livelihood. The conference has a special message to EPRDF sister organizations expected to hold their own conference in the coming weeks! Below is closing Speech of by Seyoum Mesefin and interview with Dr Deberetsion! [Aigaforum Jan 17, 2018] Dr Debretsion
Ethiopian to Start Flights to Kisangani and Mbuji Mayi in the DRC Addis Ababa: January 18, 2018 - Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, is pleased to announce that it will launch new flights to Kisangani and Mbuji Mayi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as of March, 2018.
President Mulatu appoints two ambassadors Addis Ababa, January 17, 2018 (FBC) –President Mulatu Teshome today appointed two ambassadors who will represent Ethiopia abroad.The two ambassadors are Abay Woldu and Woinshet Tadesse.
Ethiopian Diasporas "Vote for your Country"
Yohannes Gebresellasie (Ph.d) Addis Ababa 01-17-18 - The Ethiopian Diaspora spans the globe and stretches across all oceans and continents. It can be said that the sun never sets on the Ethiopian Diaspora. Ethiopian Diasporas left their country for variety of reasons; political, social and economic. Few have been able to return...
Donald Trump: Unraveling of a Racist before entire world MOHAMMED NURHUSSEIN JANUARY 16,2018 – I just came back from my overdue vacation in one of Donald Trump’s “shitholes”--Ethiopia.As soon as I landed in the U.S. last week, I was bombarded by the newspaper headlines and TV talking heads commenting on the latest outrage from the reality TV star, now playing president, unfortunately for us.
Premier urges all citizens to contribute share for establishment of Adwa Pan Africa University Addis Ababa, January 15, 2018 (FBC) – Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has urged all members of the society to contribute their share for the establishment of Adwa Pan Africa University.
Speaking at the event, Prime Minister Hailemariam said Adwa Pan Africa University will be a museum to show the glorious history of the black people.
He said the government has put aside 200 million birr for the construction the university for this year alone.
Ethiopia to free opposition leader, others jailed for involvement in unrest ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopian authorities have dropped charges against a senior opposition leader and hundreds of others who had been jailed for involvement in unrest that gripped the country in 2015 and 2016, the country’s attorney general said on Monday.On Monday, Attorney General Getachew Ambaye told journalists that 528 people had so far been selected for clemency, including Merera Gudina.[We can only hope such good gesture by the government is taken seriously by the opposition! Will Dr Merera learn from this and become a useful legal opposition leader or continue his infatuation with terrorist elements and test the system again?]
Tourism conundrum Filled with a lot of hopes and dreams, on March 14, 2014, Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalgen launched two specialized government bodies – Ethiopian Tourism Transformation Council and Ethiopian Tourism Organization – to usher in an era of transformation in the dormant Ethiopian tourism sector.
Ethiopia: Mystery, antiquity and Lucy ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopia has always held me in thrall. It is a cradle of prehistoric humankind. It embraced Christianity long before the missionaries arrived. Its people carved subterranean churches out of solid rock and built mysterious towers of stone.
Open letter to Dr Debretsion TPLF Chairman Ztseat (Dr) Jan 2018 - This is a very long open letter and comes from a known social media activist. It is posted here in the name of fairness and to connect the new leaders with people standing outside of the fence(politically!)
Car Import Taxation in Ethiopia Rahel Wolde Jan 2018 - How much is a car imported taxed in Ethiopia? A breakdown of the fix types of tax paid when a car is imported.(FYI)
Economic Theory Degen Hagos Jan 2018 - It is often the case that individuals project their own circumstances onto others. This truth extends to the case of governments. As such, one of the major economic drawbacks of democracy, is that governments that believe that they should run the county as a well run household get the support of the masses and secure control of the government.