Where Are We Headed? Yene Gasha 08-14-18 - Most Ethiopians (excluding the corrupt few) were truly happy to hear Prime Minster Abiy’s message of unity and patriotism. Regrettably, a once promising premiership appears to be headed towards a major disappointment, unless there is an immediate course correction.
Jawar Mohammed is a big fat liar. Haile Tessema, Aug. 14, 2018 - It will take a psychic of the highest caliber to know where Jawar politically stands and what his real end goal is. It’s to be recalled that Jawar first appeared in the public arena as a young “brilliant analyst” of Ethiopian politics, and soon became the darling of Ethiopian opposition and the media in the diaspora.
Increased lawlessness:The Shashemene Incident and a disillusioned citizenry Zekarias Ezra 08-14-18
Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty and dies with chaos. Will - Ethiopia is not in danger of civil war or rebel violence yet, but surely it risks sliding into a political crisis that could eventually threaten the country’s existence as a nation. This is not mere conjecture. With what we have been seeing these past few years and even this past month, Ethiopia faces the gradual fraying
DR Debretsion Deputy President of Tigrai Ethiopia On Current Issues Aug 13, 2018
Lemma and his security apparatus leaders have to stepdown M Gettaw, Aug 13, 2018 - Recent violent events are manifestations of the inherent characteristics of the coalition of current political players in Ethiopia. In the name of ‘medemer’ unholy alliances among violent groups is giving energy and fuel to violence and hate. It is very sad and barbaric to see a citizen of Ethiopia crucified in the middle of the day...
Hedase Dam Construction is Going Strong without Disruption GCAO Aug 13, 2018 - Thank you for this wonderful news GCAO. Almost all who requested us for an update about the progress of the dam were worried the Dam construction may have been slowed or stopped due to the killing/death of its iconic Engineer Semegnew Bekele. The Abiy government must rally all Ethiopians to finish this project! Failure cannot be an option for any sane politician with this project!
Engineer Semegnew Fund The Water Irrigation and Electric Ministry has established an Engineer Semegew Fund to help Engineer Semegnew family and carry on his dreams by giving a scholarship to selected students.
Let me thank you Prime Minister of Ethiopia Dr.Abiy Ahmed. Luel Gebremedhin (USA) August 12 2018 - The above phrase is not mine. I was not such an intelligent person to understand the power of love. Truly speaking,I’m still way behind to practice it practically. However, l have the man who understood the power of love passionately and that is...
Rumors, Misinformation Swirl After Federal, Regional Forces Clash in Ethiopia Media access remains curtailed in Ethiopia, particularly in the Somali region, making it difficult to verify local reports and purported government statements.
Earlier this week, Addis Standard, an online, published a report about the federal army disarming the Liyu police, but then retracted the post after state TV said the information was based on an unsubstantiated rumor.
It is funny the very same people who thrived using false news and rumors over the years are now complaining about rumors! Let us be honest comparing to the use of false news and rumors of the past years today's rumors and false news are nothing! Then as now, we condemn the people behind such rumors and false news!
Upheaval in Somali Region Tests Ethiopian PM's Ability to Unify Experts question the constitutionality of both the federal and regional governments’ moves, and the long-term effects of this past week’s actions could redefine the power structure between the nine regions and the central government. The Abiy government must be very careful how it resolves the current standoff with the Somali Regional government. We are told the negotiation is still going even though many pundits and spinners from the social media camp are claiming otherwise! From what we have gathered most regional governments are waiting on the outcome of the ongoing negotiation in Addis before they take a hard stand on the issue! Sources we talked told us the constitution is clear on this! The Federal Government has no right to choose who the regional president should be! The same source told us if it was up to the federal government to chose regional leaders, there are few[with out naming names] leaders who should not be leaders given the atrocities that were committed over the years under their control.
Sudan's Bashir to go for third term Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir will run for a third term in 2020 after the ruling party backed him as its candidate. Mr Bashir, 74, came to power in a military coup in 1989. He had said after the 2015 election that he would not run again.
Ethiopian Registers Record Success in 2017/18 Fiscal Year Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest Airline Group, is happy to announce that it has registered record success in the just ended 2017/18 fiscal year. In line with its 15 year strategic roadmap, Vision 2025, the airline registered historical success in financial, commercial, operational and customer service areas.
King Abiy Ahmed:His Invasion of Ethio-Somali Sovereign State Osmam Mohammed, Jijiga 08-10-18 - It is impossible to build a house on the foundation of sand dune. It is impossible to reign about 105 million Ethiopians by simply reciting phony and bogus love, medemer ( addition ) rhetoric propaganda spiced with outright deception. Any house that is founded on sand dune is inevitably destined...
Hocus pocus at Ethio- Somalia H.B.Tesfai 08-10-18 - No one is clear about what is happening in Ethiopia. We had been living at least in a peaceful and silent situation for the past a few years, of course comparatively, during the regime of Ethiopian...
Ethnic clashes challenge Ethiopia PM's reforms Abiy, himself an Oromo, took office after more than two years of anti-government unrest and has moved to placate protesters.
In his four months in office, he has won over many Ethiopians by touring
...But despite the rhetoric, communal violence has flared nationwide.
A western diplomat in the capital Addis Ababa said Abiy's apparent liberalism may have been interpreted as weakness and emboldened some to use violence to settle local scores."My sense is he has inadvertently exacerbated the situation," the diplomat said.
Barri tolaa jirti ! Hiikaa Margaa 08-10-18 - Barreeffamnikoo har'aa waa'ee walii galtee Mootummaa Naannoo Itiyoophiyaa tiif ABO gidduutti taasifameen wal-qabatee gammachuu natti dhaga’ame ibsuuf akkasumas gara fuul-duraattihoo maal gochuu qabna kan jedhu hamma dandeettii kootii lafa kaa’uuf kan yaadamee dha.
Ethnic tensions continue to smolder in Somali region According to Jason Mosley from the British think-tank Chatham House, economic conflicts in the Somali region have worsened since Abiy came into office. The new prime minister promised reforms and so the population has high expectations. "All citizens should benefit from the economic boom," Mosley told DW. "The Somali region plays an important role in this."
Atrocities contributor to Ethiopia's Oromia and Somalia region Berhane Amene 08/08/2018 Virginia, U.S.A. - What happened in the Somalia region of Ethiopia this past week was incredibly fast and damaging to the region. Did the central government had full authority to go into that regional state/Kilil/ to intervene without the invitation by the local government?
Internet in Ethiopia shut down amid violence Authorities have shut down the Internet in Ethiopia amid an outbreak of violence in the region, a local resident said on Wednesday.The resident, speaking from the city of Harar, said the connection had been off for three days in eastern Ethiopia.
Rights group Access Now confirmed the shutdown of Internet in Ethiopia through a statement released on Tuesday... ...And what will HRW and AI say now? Of the handful of color revolution that happened around the world which one ended up as a success story? Is Ethiopia's fate going to be similar to Ukraine or Egypt?
In Defense of Dr. Abiy (Part-2) Samuel Estefanous 08-08-18 - Some broad-minded folks took me to task.They sure did. So here I am again.The other week I tried to dwell on the overall‘comparative’ advantages of having Dr.Abiy for Premier. My fundamental premise is "change is inevitable and the status quo is untenable".In all honesty, EPRDF has run the whole natural course of its mission...
Promotion of Kenya’s tourism key to its growth Kenya’s tourism industry has undergone challenges such as the uncertainty surrounding the political landscape in 2017. Yet, its resilient performance has been impactfully felt on the Kenyan economy, directly contributing Ksh. 294.6 billion (USD 2.9 billion), which is approximately 3.7% of the GDP in 2017. By the end of 2018, the contribution is expected to rise by...
GoE, OLF reach reconciliation agreement After a meeting that was held between the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) and the Government of Ethiopia (GoE), an agreement has been reached today in Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, for the former to come to Ethiopia and engage in the country’s political activities peacefully.
Geopolitics Shadow Ethiopia's Foul Murder The apparent assassination of a highly regarded public figure has rocked Ethiopia to its core. Simegnew Bekele, the architect overseeing a prestigious hydroelectric project in Ethiopia, was shot dead last week in the capital Addis Ababa by an unknown attacker. Many people in the Horn of Africa country are now suspecting a foreign hand behind his brutal slaying.