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Eritrean Diaspora reaction to the opening of the Ethio-Eritrea border after 20 years - Part1





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The second home coming reception of the OLF! OLF was a partner to EPRDF during the early days of the EPRDF Govt. After a long self-imposed exile year, the OLF has decided, once more, to give a try the peaceful struggle. The first video is OLF soldiers reception in Tigrai(Adigrat and Mekelle), the second is the Oromo youth(Qerro) reception in Addis. In Tigrai, veteran TPLF, Aboy Sebhat was present at the reception held in Meqelle - Sep 15, 2018


It is the first time we are emboldened to say out loud PM Abiy may be a real politician! Kudos to you PM Abiy. What a poignant message!


Dr Debretsion Speech at Zalanbessa - Sep 11, 2018


ONN Reportage on Qimant People Persecution - Amhara Region
Thank you ONN for being the voice for the voiceless - with the Qimant issue at least! Ethiopia must protect indigenous people to the fullest and those who committed or enabled the mayhem should be held accountable. Dr. Abiy and HRW Qimants are people too!
(Forwarded: Mulatu Mekonnen 09-08-18)


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Opposition parties fail to appear before NEBE for registration
Following the call by the Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) to opposition parties residing outside the country to organize their struggles in a different form; the head of communication of the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE), Tesfalem Abay told The Reporter that none of the parties that have returned have appeared for the registration purposes.
To begin with, most if not all of the diaspora based so-called opposition groups were NOT functioning as a typical political organization. Second, most of them are foreign citizens, like Andargachew! The election board should explain the legal issue with foreign citizens joining the political process in Ethiopia since most of the returnees will most likely join other legal political groups. Of all only OLF may end up registering as legal opposition in Ethiopia since it was one of the founding parties of the current federal government with many followers and active members!

Statement from Ethiopia National Security Council - Sep 18, 2018

Sep 09-18-18 - Statement on the prevailing political development and national security situation
Rebels in Eastern Ethiopia to Seek Self-Determination Vote
A rebel group in Ethiopia said it will demand a referendum on self-determination for the country�s troubled, gas-rich Somali region during landmark peace talks with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed�s government.The plan by the Ogaden National Liberation Front may aggravate a scramble for the region�s energy resources, including natural gas reserves the government estimates will eventually earn it $7 billion a year.

Thousands protest ethnic-based violence
Several areas surrounding the capital Addis Ababa were hit by what is the latest round of violence in the country.Thousands of angry Ethiopians took to the streets of Addis Ababa in protest on Monday after a weekend of ethnically motivated attacks that saw 23 people killed and dozens arrested on the outskirts of the capital over the weekend.

ሐውልቶቹ ለጊዜው ቢቀሩብንስ?
ባይሳ ዋቅ-ወያ 09-17-18

Deadly ethnic-based attacks erupt near Ethiopia's capital
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia � Government officials and residents said overnight ethnic-based attacks in the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, have killed several people and caused hundreds to flee their homes. "Several lives were lost and properties damaged due to this attack," head of the Oromia Police Commission, Alemayehu Ejigu, told the state broadcaster ETV ...
The silence by HRW and the US State Dept is deafening! This is not the first killing, it happened in many parts of Ethiopia over the last few months. Yet, HRW and US State Dept have said nothing! The Abiy government is failing the country and shame to the Ethiopian armed forces! What business do they have in Somalia if they can not protect the innocent in Addis Ababa! Is the army the last guardian of the constitution? If so what does it mean really? Sad! Sad! We are at a stage where we are ready to give up hope that Ethiopia can be saved.

09-14-18 - Call for Graduate Program in Biotechnology to be launched in MIT-MU

The lost cause: "Nationalism as a tactic, class struggle as an end"
Dr. Yohannes Aberra Ayele 09-15-18-The Ethiopian student movement�s minimum political stance was �anti-feudal and anti-imperialist�. That was what Meles Tekle, the gallant student leader who was murdered by the Derg as early as March 1975, told Derg officials at the Arat Kilo campus student rally in October ...

SBS Radio Interview with Aite Gebrewahid former EPRDF Govt Official who was accused and jailed for corruption by PM Hailemariam govt. Gebrewahid along with others were released as part of a nationwide political reform of PM Abiy govt. If all the allegations we are hearing from this and other interviews are true, there is a lesson for PM Abiy! Do not repeat what PM Hailemariam did when it comes to the rule of law!

Ethiopia, Eritrea to sign new peace agreement in Saudi: UN
The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea will attend a summit in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to sign a peace agreement.Farhan Haq said on Friday that the signing ceremony will be hosted by Saudi King Salman in the Red Sea coastal city of Jeddah.UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and African Union Commission chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat are also expected to attend.
PM Abiy you still have unkept promise- The release of Sheik Alamudi! You need to keep the nation informed as to what is driving the relationship between UAE/Saudi and Ethiopia also! The politics of Hedase Dam is a national agenda!

Image: Northeast Ethiopia
The Copernicus Sentinel-1B satellite takes us over Semera in northeast Ethiopia. Semera is a new town with a population of just over 2600 and serves as the capital of the Afar region. The region spans an estimated 270 000 sq km, from close to the border with Eritrea towards the capital of Addis Ababa.

Ethiopia displacement crisis skyrockets
KANO, Nigeria � The latest figures show that Ethiopia had the most new internal displacements for the first half of 2018, surpassing countries with higher-profile conflicts such as Syria, Yemen, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.Recent ethnic clashes in the southern regions of Gedeo and West Guji, along with internal border disputes at the southeastern Somali border, have forced 1.4 million people to flee their homes ... The number quoted may be less than the actual if you count all the people displaced quietly! We know for fact none of the international institutions reported those Tigreans displaced and killed from Amhara region over the last three years!

Celebrating 2011 Ethiopian New Year in Zalambesa
Hagos Gebre 09-13-18 - This year�s September 11, 2011 Ethiopian New Year, was an auspicious occasion for many reasons. The reason that is the focus of this writing is what the date means in terms of Ethiopian- Eritrean relations.Twenty years ago, at this time, Zalambesa was under Eritrean occupation along with parts of Adi Erob, and Gulomakda.

Rethinking the Ethiopian Privatization
Minga Negash, Seid Hassan, Abu Girma, and Ezana Kebede 09-02-18 - Introduction The new Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Dr. Abiy Ahmed, has indicated that the privatization of certain state-owned enterprises (SOEs) is imminent. In August 2018, an advisory board has been established, and the team is expected to get support from legal, finance and accounting experts.

The Abiy Lead Government of Ethiopia Should be Candid
Adal A Isaw September 12,2018 - I was tempted to write on most issues concerning the recent change in our country; Ethiopia. But I decided to let the wheels of change run some of its courses. The wheels are now squeaking at critical junctures, and the tide of change that arguably was prompted by impressive and yet fragile tenets of love and togetherness,...

Call for Manuscripts:Journal of Tigraian Culture and Development
This Call symbolizes the launching of a new academic journal called the Journal of Tigraian Culture and Development. A White Paper that proclaimed the launching and instituting of the Journal is available online at WWW.MU.EDU.ET/JTCD. Kick-off Workshop of the Journal is hosted on 16.02.2018 at Adi Haqi Campus, Mekelle University. Inaugural event of the Journal will be colorfully celebrated through International Conference upon the publication of its first issue

Establishment of Research-Oriented Teams
Dear All Scholars/Professionals, The Global Society of Tigrean Scholars (GSTS), in collaboration with the Tigrai-based universities, and the Tigrai National Regional State, held the first of its kind successful conference from July 18th �23rd in Mekelle, Tigrai. Please select a thematic area which is closely related to your active research area and/or professional career, in which you will exclusively and highly contribute.

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