Government committed to stimulate economy, restore durable peace: PM Abiy Addis Ababa, April 16, 2018 (FBC) – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said his government is committed to stimulate the economy by restoring durable peace in the country.The Premier made the remarks yesterday while addressing a gathering of 25,000 members of the society drawn from all parts of the country at the Addis Ababa Millennium Hall.
National Identity and Political Power Among liberal elites in the West, nationalism’s bad reputation is getting worse. They associate it with white supremacy, the newly restrictive immigration policies of many Western countries, the resurgence of economic protectionism, or the illiberal populism of U.S. President Donald Trump. But nationalism also has a positive side. National identities can encourage ...
How come some people do not know the difference between a simple resolution and a law? H. Res. 128 is just a simple resolution. It does not have the force of law. "This was a voice vote by a bunch of people because they don’t want their name attached to something as bad as this.” SEN. James Inhofe.
Here is the fact about H. Res 128. [Mesfin Bezu April 2018]
HPR votes to postpone Addis Ababa, Dire Dawa, local elections The Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa Cities Council and local election scheduled to be conducted this year has been postponed for the upcoming year by a parliamentary vote, this week.With factors such as the extended period of unrest the nation has endured in the past three years and the current State of Emergency hanging over the election, the House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) passed a resolution to postpone the election by at least a year with even setting a specific date for it... Does this mean the Regional government will also postpone their local elections? Will Tigrai be lead by A Deputy President Rank for another year since Dr. Debretsion cannot assume the rank of President until he is elected to the regional parliament? EPRDF may think otherwise but the country is bleeding and the sooner the government starts to function as normal the better the chances are to heal the wounds and rekindle the economy again! PM Abiy get on with the business of governing fast!Enough with party meeting! Enough babysitting those unwilling to reform and implement EPRDF's Tehadeso guideline.
Neamin of G 7 with BBC: - Of course no surprises here: It is good to hear that Ato Neamin Zeleke is giving a chance and the benefit of the doubt to the new Prime Minister, Dr. Abiy Ahmed. How long could this extension of peace last? Time will tell very soon. What is unsettling and mind-boggling in his talk with Hardtalk is his lack of depth in understanding what national interest is. His very naïve political sensibilities of returning of Badme to Eritrea literally have no boundaries at all. Is he advancing Eritrean national interest or Ethiopian? He should have heeded JFK’s words “Those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside.” Go figure Ginbot 7! Watch, it is an interesting and revealing discussion.
Prime Minister Dr Abiy holds discussion with residents of Mekelle city and its environs Addis Ababa, April 13, 2018 (FBC) - Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed, who arrived in Mekelle city for an official working visit this morning, held talks with various members of the society residing in Tigray regional state.
Dwellers of the city and its environs as well as representatives drawn from various zone of the regional state attended the discussion held at the martyrs’ hall.
Mekele city to get 8bln birr safe drinking water facility Addis Ababa, April 12, 2018 (FBC) – The Tigray regional state is to build a safe drinking water project at a cost of 8 billion birr so as to address water shortage in the city of Mekele, the capital of the regional state.
According to Dr Tesfamichael Gebreyohannes, head of the regional state’s water resource bureau, the project will be executed
Egypt denies hindering efforts for tripartite deal on Ethiopia’s dam April 12, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Egypt has denied impeding the signing of a deal on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) at a recent tripartite meeting held in Khartoum with Ethiopia and Sudan on 5 April.The planned Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project (AP)In an interview with the BBC Arabic, Sudan’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour said the three delegations were about to sign an agreement after 17 hours...
Ethiopia eyes 1 bln USD annual revenue from Chinese-discovered natural gas
ADDIS ABABA, April 11 (Xinhua) -- The Ethiopian government on Wednesday announced its plan to generate close to 1 billion U.S. dollars on annual basis from the recently discovered natural gas.The 7 to 8 billion cubic trillion feet (TFC) of natural gas in ...
[Ethiopia should be worried and prepared to keep the peace in this region.One thing experience has taught us is where ever there is oil exploration and a potential for a huge discovery there is always going to be trouble sponsored by you know who. This is truer if the Chinese are the ones involved! The country may be on the verge of defeating the color revolutionaries but it should be on guard for another kind of mercenaries!]
HR-128: A Pretext in Search of a Neo-liberal Colony Seifeselassie Gebre 04-12-18 - Following a relentless lobbying by certain US citizens of Ethiopian origin (a.k.a. Toxic Diaspora) who are hell-bent on proving their allegiance to their neo-liberal masters, numerous willfully ignorant and misguided US Congressmen, who are self-appointed advocates...
የምንመኘውን እናገኝ ይሆን? ባይሳ ዋቅ-ወያ 04-12-18
(All indications are you will not get what you wished for, Dear Bayesa! The constitution and the great people of Ethiopia are very adamant to uphold the constitution! The constitution does not leave room for color revolutionaries to win! What you see today is the ineptness of the EPRDF nothing more.If EPRDF keeps failing the country, they will be relegated to the dustbin!Not sure why you are reading the picture the way you do but the choice for PM Abiy government is clear! The fog that has covered the country for three years is gone! Everyone is watching now.)
The lucrative politics of human rights Bereket Gebru 04-12-18 - I am one of those people who always bemoan the end of the bipolar international system as it exuded balance of power. The presence of two superpowers on either side of the political spectrum provided states a suitable condition to maintain ...
Ethiopia says recent US resolution untimely, inappropriate ADDIS ABABA, April 11 (Xinhua) -- The Ethiopian government Wednesday said the recent resolution passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, which condemned the Ethiopia's human rights and governance record, was untimely and inappropriate.
Daangaan keenya gar-gar nu hin baasu Tokkummaa Biyyaa tiin 04-11-18 - Dhiyeenya kana walitti bu’iinsa daangaa Mootummaa Naannoo Oromiyaatii fi Naannoo Somaalee Itiyoophiyaa gidduutti uumameen rakkoo hedduun akka biyyaatti nu mudatee ture.
Sababa rakkoo kanaan wal-qabatee miidhaa guddaatu uumamee ture...
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 Embassy 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!
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.