VOA Tigrigna- Abrha Desta, Yemane Kassa and Hailay Hadgu on PM Abiy.
Megdela Episode Revealed
This is a good beginning, however, it needs to be scaled up. There are hundreds if not thousands of learned men and women who want to help! TPLF must do everything to reach such folks. As Dr. Debretsion said the problems our people and the system are facing cannot be solved by business as usual approach. Think out of the box and scale up the outreach!
Zete Aiga:Interview with North America Tigray Community Leaders
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Status Update- Zarema May Day Dam -Wolqayit Sugar Development , March 2018
US House Resolution on Ethiopia Passes as a Non-Binding Resolution! Today, the US House of Representatives passed a resolution encouraging Ethiopia’s government to increase respect for human rights, rule of law, and democracy. This non-binding resolution, combined with recent statements from the US Embassy in Addis ... Right from the horses mouth(HRW) HR128 is dead on arrival since it is not binding! However HRW is saying the US Emnbassy in Addis may be up-to-somthing! PM Abiy government must in no uncertain term tell any foriegn mission in the country not to interfere in Ethiopia's democratic process in a subversive way!
To the extremists who labored hard to pass this bill, what were you thinking? What if and that is big if, the US Senate and House pass a binding resolution? You think the US will go against its own interest by sanctioning Ethiopia? Sometimes we wonder if there is any rational person left in the Ethiopian diaspora opposition! HRW is using you to lift CSO law so that the lords of poverty can mushroom and enrich their pocket!Nothing more!
Sudan's president orders release of all political prisoners Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir, has ordered the release of “all political detainees” held in the country, state media said, weeks after mass arrests in a crackdown on anti-government protests.Hundreds of opposition activists, leaders and protesters were arrested in January by security agents to curb ...
SEN. JAMES INHOFE (R-OKLA.) - Give Ethiopia a chance to change; House should reject strongly worded resolution Today, the House of Representatives will consider a resolution that condemns human rights and governance conditions in Ethiopia. Now is the wrong time to consider this, and it should be rejected.
Since being elected to the Senate, I have made 156 country visits to Africa. Eighteen of those have been to Ethiopia, where I have watched first-hand the economic transformation that’s occurred. If not in the House it(HR128)will be dead in the Senate! Amen.
An Accidental Hero or a Child of Prophecy in Waiting? Samuel Estefanous 04-10-18 - For confirmed movie buffs with marked inclination towards the ‘comedy-drama’ genre, Accidental Hero needs no introduction. It must have secured ‘cult’ following status or something, I mean after all it is an all-star ensemble with Geena Davis, Dustin Hoffman and Andy Garcia in starring roles...
Africa's unsung scientists finally get their own journal to spread research A new journal to showcase Africa’s often-overlooked scientific research has been launched to give the continent’s scientists better global recognition.Scientific African will be the first “mega-journal” in Africa. It was unveiled in Kigali last week at Africa’s biggest science conference, the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) conference ...
An eastern problem for Ethiopia's new leader After almost two months of deliberations, the ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) has finally chosen a new prime minister to replace the much-criticised Hailemariam Desalegn, who had served since taking over in 2012 from the late Meles Zenawi, the EPRDF's long-serving strongman and architect of a federal Ethiopia. Abiy Ahmed, who was...
HR128: Color Revolution Interference in Ethiopia at Its Best Poor HRW, after all these years it finally resorted to listing extremists diaspora one-man organizations so to speak, as its footsoldiers to lead the color revolution it wants in Ethiopia! This will fail too btw!
The US Congress has used all types of pressure Bills as the stick while the State Dept was using USAID and other Aid as the carrot to deal with Ethiopia's government over the years. It will not be an exaggeration if we say there was not a year passed without some sort of pressure bill to influence Ethiopia's democratic process from Washington DC. All in vain thanks to the smart and astute PM Meles Zenawi. The man was exceptional to convince US government and other western institutions who were genuine in their effort to help, the best thing they can do to help Ethiopia's democratic process is to help where it matter - development aid and building institutions that will keep the democratic process! Now that he is gone the color revolution proponents armed with a new sense of accomplishment are pushing hard to go for the kill! The kill, in this case, is coming off the election of PM Abiy and the success of the Jawar's campaign to lead the unemployed youth while sitting in his comfort in the USA. They want an absolute control of Ethiopia!
HR128 may die in the US Congress or die in the US Senate but it will not be because of lack of support from the who is who in the extremist camp in Diaspora it will be because the US government can not afford to lose Ethiopia now! The Ethiopian government should let the world know it does not appreciate anyone to interfere in its internal democratic process right now when it is engaged in a critical reform! In a region where chaos and conflict rages a stable Ethiopia should not be kicked around but be respected! [Aigaforum April 09, 2018]
Response to Petros Tesfagiorgis Getachew Reda Ethio Semay 04-09-18
- I have some disagreement with Petros Tesfagiorgis, the author of “The absence of peace is ruining the life of Eritreans and the neighboring people-Time to start peace movement” article posted at Aigaforum on 04-08-18. I just went through his article in the hope to get some new ...
PM Abiy receives a warm welcome from Ethio-Somali in Jijiga. The primer vow to work tirelessly to resolve the conflict between Ethio-Somali and Oromo communities living in border areas between the two regions of Ethiopia. The primer was accompanied by federal officials and both regional leaders President Abdi and President Lemma.
Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia fail to agree on Nile dispute CAIRO — The foreign ministers of Sudan, Egypt, and Ethiopia have failed to reach an agreement in the lingering dispute over Ethiopia’s massive dam on the Blue Nile, ministers said on Friday.Egypt is concerned that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will drastically impact its own share of water from the Nile. Ethiopia, like Egypt, has said that the dam issue is a “matter of life or death.”
Tourism under the SoE Bereket Gebru 04-05-18 - There have been some recent reports that the state of emergency (SoE) declared in Ethiopia has a negative impact on the country’s tourism sector. The argument here is that the SoE is a challenge to efforts of attracting tourists into the country. With the sense of unease, people perceive under SoEs, they argue, tourists simply choose to go somewhere more peaceful and secure.
ህወሓት ትማሊ ሎሚ ፅባሕ ሰላም ለኩሉ ካብ አዲስ አበባ ዕለት 28/07/2010 ዓ/ም This is a good article to read, long but informative! Aigaforum invites all sides from the EPRDF including those purged to tell their stories! The public deserves to know the reason(s) for their dismissal! What was the reason(s) populist and leaders who oversaw the death and destruction of innocent people under their control are left in power? EPRDF and member parties have a lot left to educate the public.
Ethiopia told by Fifa to implement changes to electoral process The Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) has been told by Fifa to make key changes to its electoral process before presidential elections can take place.In a letter to the EFF dated 2 April, Fifa's Secretary General Fatma Samoura said the elections ...
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Looted Ethiopian treasures in UK could be returned on loan Treasures including a gold crown and a royal wedding dress, which were taken from Ethiopia by the British 150 years ago, could be returned to Africa by the Victoria and Albert Musuem on long-term loan.Ethiopia lodged a formal restitution claim in 2007 for hundreds of important and beautiful manuscripts and artefacts being held by various...How does one keep a straight face when offering looted and stolen treasures as a loan to its owner? We got our Axum Stele back but why are we having a hard time getting anything from the British?
The Shame of Plethora in the Midst of Horrible Poverty D.Haile 04-03-18 - In a country, well-governed poverty is something to be ashamed of …In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of “Confucius”- this conjures up whether good governance exists and proves the relationship between development and good governance.Theoretically, global drivers can play an important...