Ethiopia enters its seventh month of emergency rule THE three-hour bus-ride to Ambo from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, offers a glimpse into the country’s future. The road is well paved; irrigation ditches and polytunnels criss-cross commercial farmland; electricity lines leap over forested hills...Alexis de Tocqueville, a 19th-century French historian, argued that the most dangerous time for a bad government is when it begins to reform itself...[But EPRDF has done reform multiple times before and it is such reform that has resulted in the unprecedented economic growth!EPRDF can not be that bad of a government!
Ethiopia: model for growth slump defying employment in Africa Bereket Gebru 04-24-17 -
The issue of demographic dividend is slowly but surely assuming the central stage in national and international policy dialogues. The labor force that is central to economic development and human advancement then makes a key component of society.
A Brooklyn Designer’s Ethiopian Dreams After more than a decade at a major architectural firm, designer Hana Getachew knew that she wanted to break out on her own. The turning point came in planning her wedding in 2014. “I wanted to have an element of Ethiopian design for my table linens” to reflect the vibrant...
An Open Letter to Somalia President Mohamed Abudllahi Ali Sheikh 04-23-17 - Dear Mr. President,
congratulations for being elected to the highest position in your land and as the 9th president of the Federal Republic of Somalia. Indeed, becoming the leader of a country that ranks top poorest nation in the world is not an easy task...
Ethiopian Graduates 452 Aviation Professionals April 22, 2017
Ethiopian Aviation Academy, the largest aviation academy in Africa, a full ICAO TRAINAIR Plus Member and IATA Authorized Global Training Center, is pleased to announce that it has graduated 452 aviation professionals
Dr. Tedros Adhanom for WHO DG: The Right Person at the Right Time Next month the World Health Organization (WHO) will choose its new Director General. WHO, formed in 1948 with the portfolio of international health, is having its member nations vote for the new head for the first time in its history. This is a milestone for the organization as it tries to create an identity...
Security forces arrest 98 Eritrean sponsored anti-peace elements Addis Ababa, April 21, 2017 (FBC) – Security forces arrested 98 Eritrean sponsored anti-peace elements during the past two months alone.They were arrested trying to cross into Ethiopia via west Tigray zone after receiving a terror mission from Eritrean-based two terrorist organizations, Ginbot 7 and Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), said the zonal administration...[The much acclaimed Aqli/Patience that served TPLF and the people of Tigrai during the struggle days is waning! News like this is seriously eroding the patience/Aqli of the people. We hope this is not the new normal for our people! Our people deserve to live in peace!]
PM Hailemariam briefing with local journalist - April 2017
The second part seems a repeat in the beginning, skip to 30 minutes, and it gets more interesting!!
The Agricultural Sector in GTP II Bereket Gebru 04-19-17 - The first Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP I) was known for its audacity as it set very ambitious goals to quickly transform the state of sectors of the economy. Instead of a slow progression in the form of reform or any other sort of approach, it adopted...
ክልሎቹ ከወሰን ማካለል ጋር ተያይዞ የተፈጠረውን አለመግባባት ለመፍታት ተስማሙ ENA 04-19-17 We are glad the two regional leaders have signed this agreement. The people on both sides should live in peace! Even though we received few negative feedback about our earlier post that highlighted the problem we are glad the issue got publicity before it got worst! Glad the federal government was on top of this issue on time!
We hope the history is written as is!It is hard to do but those responsible must be very careful not to spin or taint the history to please individuals or politicians! Africa's avant-garde architecture: A symbol of independence (CNN)Rural landscapes glimpsed in photographs of Africa can often be deceiving. Most Africans live in cities, and an additional 187 million will do so over the next decade making it the world's fastest urbanizing region.A new exhibition, Architecture of Independence: African Modernism, takes a look at how five countries in Africa...
China rapidly expands port, military base in Djibouti April 18 (UPI) -- China has not stopped investing in Djibouti, a country in East Africa bordering on Somalia and Ethiopia.Beijing continues to construct a military base and a large $590 million port near Djibouti City, South China Morning Post reported.
The Chinese government confirmed the base was being built in 2015, and said the move would benefit United Nations peacekeeping missions and counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden.
Eritrea’s national security predicaments Post-colonial African syndrome Meressa Tsehaye 04-18-17 - The post-2001 Eritrea is repeatedly viewed as North Korea of Africa: small state with isolationist foreign policy that could not burden totalitarianism, that the critical young generation is leaving the state and the remaining population is in a military uniform waiting for an imaginary enemy, that all the critical state institutions are decayed...
Ethiopian Economy: Not at Maximum Capacity but Still on Top Bereket Gebru 04-18-17 -
The direction the world is heading seems to go even worse every passing day. The infuriating realities that grab the world’s attention as a relatively new phenomenon spread as the sad norms of the world within no time. The inhumane beheadings by extremist religious groups were bizarre developments once but now they are
When President Isaias pontificates, the whole of Ethiopia laughs Dilwenberu Nega
15/04/2007 - President Isaias Afewerk’s interview with OMN – one of the two satellite TV channels he funds to goad Oromos in Ethiopia to indulge in an insurrection against Ethiopia - was at best an ego trip, and at worst proof that Isaias has now taken leave of his senses as he realises that his own people have now reached the end of their tether with his bestial and barbaric rule.
Tsenat Radio Interview with Shiferaw Shigute Advisor to PM Hailemariam and Head of EPRDF Office on Current issues - April 14, 2017
Minster Shiferaw discussed in details the current multi party negotiation process and the dubious withdrawal of MEDREK from the negotiation!