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Ethio-Eritrean Predicament- New Book
Author: Solomon Barnabas (Ph.D.)
(The book will be on sale in Mekelle in few days!)
April 2019



ኢዮብ ከጮማእምኒ 4-3-19


The Fruit of Poison Tree
Haileselassie Zeferzion April 2019


A Call to All Ethiopians from the Kimant People- Abeba Tefferi
The Kimant people are one of the many indigenous people of northern Ethiopia! They live in the Amhara region of Ethiopia. For a few years now they have been demanding to be recognized and be allowed to have their own self-administration within the Amhara region. For some reason not known the Amhara government and federal government have ignored their demand. Worst the people have been killed and displaced mercilessly over the last two years. Abeba Teferri is an activist fighting for the Kimant's cause in North America. A few months back she stood in front of Gedu Andaregachew the then president of Amhara region during his tour of North America. The following is her call to the Ethiopian people to reach out and help the Kimant people. Aigaforum March 30, 2019


If you recall we used to post updated pictures and documentaries about Hedase Dam. However, once Engineer Semegnew was killed and work stalled, we became disheartened and did not want to hear or share anything! We just gave up and threw the towel! It is hard to listen to any Hedase related programming these days. In case some of you find it informative, we are posting the above discussion. Do you really think the Abiy government will finish the Dam? We don't, but maybe the man has a second thought about his legacy if he does not finish the already almost finished Dam!!


Quantitative Hydro-Geoengineering 1st Edition Calculations and Simulations
Authors: Yohannes Yihdego


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Ethiopia, US Launch New Project To Improve Rule Of Law Institutions
Addis Ababa, April 10, 2019 (FBC)- The United States announced today the launch of its new two-year, $4 million Feteh project to support the strengthening of independent rule of law institutions in Ethiopia. Feteh, meaning "justice" in Amharic, is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), according to a press release the US Embassy sent to FBC today.
The US Justice system is not perfect. If it was there will not be millions of black Americans jailed more than any other races in the country! However, the US has a good system to correct the wrongs over time! Let us hope Meaza Ashenafi team is learning both from the good and bad of the US Justice system! To be honest with you all readers, how could Meaza still hold her position while the executive branch is ignoring her judge's decision in broad daylight? Does Meaza know how the cases of Isayas Dagnaw and likes are being handled? Does she know Berket and Taddesse are in jail in BahirDar for no reason? We really had high hope Meaza was going to be a change maker! It is sad she is looking the other way instead of confronting the executive branch head on!

An open Message to TPLF:Good governance and Battle-readiness are Complimentary not Contradictory
Dr. Yohannes Aberra Ayele 4-10-19 - There is a disconcerting squabble in Tigray in the last few weeks over an issue which should not have been an issue in the first place. Everyone knows that Tigray is in a situation where some people, with political though not with military capacity, wish to see Tigray hanging in a butcher’s shop. Is this a significant enough threat forcing Tigray to hold...

GAME OVER ያልኩት ገና ነው!
ክፍል አንድ
       ክፍል ሁለት
ኡስማን ሙሉዓለም፣ 4-7-2019
Very Interesting and worthy suggestions on how to save Ethiopia--If it can be saved any more!

Trump's protectionist gamble
The US and China are engaged in a trade war nothing seems able to stop. It began with President Donald Trump's threats against those who 'steal from us' (18 April 2017), to which President Xi Jinping replied: 'No one should expect us to swallow anything that undermines our interests' (1). A war of words soon led to punitive import tariffs: the US imposed 10-25% on a range of Chinese goods and China retaliated.

How did US and Ethiopia become so close?
A high-level US delegation just returned from Ethiopia, which is arguably America's closest ally on the continent of Africa. How did these two countries become so close? Journalist James Jeffrey explains.It's noticeable soon after you land in Washington - the city is full of Ethiopians.Their ubiquitous presence - behind the counter at Starbucks or the wheels of taxis - in the bastion of American government symbolises the two pillars of this alliance.

Ethiopia's transition to democracy has hit a rough patch. It needs support from abroad
There aren’t many success stories around the world as nations transition from authoritarianism to democracy. Ethiopia has a chance to become a model, but it will need significant help confronting its challenges. There is no evidence that Abiy's administration has a clear strategy for addressing these growing tensions..
Advocates of color revolution are not concerned about the rule of law and democracy! As the article alludes no color revolution of our times have succeeded to bring democracy. All of them tore apart democracy and rule of law! It is really sad Ethiopians are left to beg outsiders to bring back rule of law and constitutional order. What happened to our patriotic spirit?

Ethiopian Airlines flight was in trouble after just 12 seconds: sources
Minutes after take-off, the pilots of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX were caught in a bad situation.A key sensor had been wrecked, possibly by hitting a foreign object, according to four aviation experts and two US officials who were briefed on the flight data.As soon as the pilots retracted the flaps and slats, according to flight data, the sensor began to feed faulty information into the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), designed to prevent stalls.

ሁላችንም እንሩጥ!!
ሞላ ምትኩ4-9-19

Diaspora Donation List for Displaced Tegaru Update April 5, 2019
Aigaforum April 2019 - Note:List is updated with Donation from las Vegas - April 6, 2019
Those of you who have donated but could not see your or the organization name in the list should contact the office if you have the wiring receipt. Those of you who are still collecting money and wants to know how to transfer the money should contact one of the officers...

Ethiopia Commercial Bank to build a new 17 Story Headquarter in Mekelle!
Mekelle April 6, 2019 - The New building will cost a billion birr and will serve as the headquarter office for the region. It is also expected to serve the growing need of all importers and exporters in the region! The bank has over a million customers in the city and most were flying to Addis to get service for their import and export business.
See Also: Ethiopian Parliament has Approved the Mekelle water project loan!

ለዶር. በድሉ ዋቅጅራ፣ ከተገረመ አድማጭ
ዶር. ዮሃንስ አበራ አየለ4-8-2019

Has Privatization Benefitted the Public?
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Apr 2 2019 (IPS) - In most cases of privatization, some outcomes benefit some, which serves to legitimize the change. Nevertheless, overall net welfare improvements are the exception, not the rule.Never is everyone better off. Rather, some are better off, while others are not, and typically, many are even worse off. .

Should Ethiopia stick with ethnic federalism?
To date, federalism has only been nominally practised in Ethiopia. Since the constitution was established in 1995, the ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) has maintained power through autocratic means. Ethiopians in the nine regional states have never had the privilege of electing their own governors. These officials have instead most of the time been appointed through informal channels by the EPRDF leadership in Addis Ababa.

Boeing CEO accepts blame for two plane crashes, apologizes to families of victims: 'We own it'
The chairman of Boeing acknowledged Thursday for the first time that its new maneuvering system was responsible for two recent plane crashes that killed almost 350 people and apologized to the families and friends of the victims."We at Boeing are sorry for the lives lost in the recent 737 accidents and are relentlessly focused on safety to ensure tragedies like this never happen again," CEO Dennis Muilenburg said.

Ethiopian Airlines Statement on the Preliminary Report of the Accident on ET 302
Addis Ababa: 4 April 2019 Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Group which is the largest and the most successful Aviation group in Africa, would like to acknowledge the preliminary report of the accident of ET 302/10 March, 2019 and would like to appreciate the hard work of the investigation team. The preliminary report clearly showed that the Ethiopian Airlines Pilots who were commanding Flight ET 302/10 March have followed the Boeing recommended and FAA approved emergency procedures...

Humanitarian Crises of the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in Ethiopia.
Ataklti Tsegay Tesfay,MD 04-04-19 - Despite the continuous record of human rights violation and different political turbulences in the country, Ethiopia was showing an ascent on its economic development for about a decade. The projection of the government and other trusted independent agencies was to see the country in the group of middle-income nations of the world in the coming decade.

Ethiopian Airlines pilots followed Boeing's emergency procedures before crash: report
(CNN)Pilots flying Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 initially followed emergency procedures that were laid out by Boeing before the plane nose-dived into the ground, according to preliminary findings reported in the Wall Street Journal.Citing unnamed sources familiar with the investigation, the WSJ reported that despite following the steps, which included turning off an automated flight-control system, pilots could not regain control of the Boeing 737 MAX 8.

Prominent Blogger Daniel Berhane Social Media Account Hacked!
April 2, 2019 - Daniel Berhane is a very well known blogger and cyber activist in Ethiopia. He manages a well-known website as well as a very popular Facebook account. Today his facebook page was hacked for a brief period. The Facebook account is disabled now. Many social media activists think the hacking was done by state institutions. As you know Ethio telecom is the sole internet provider in the country and has all the means to monitor individual internet traffic since most if not all social media accounts are tied to individual mobile numbers.

Dr Debretsion Interview With South Radio and Television Agency- April 2019

In Defense Of King Abiy!
TeKa 4/2019 - Dear PM Abiy Ahmed, I just wanted to talk to you heart to heart. Just like two buddies, you know. Only buddies can tell each other the truth, so bear with me. First, though many people have not realized that your status as a KING, based on what you told us and based on some of your actions, I do not have any other option but accept you as a king, Emperor Abiy Ahmed I (first)

Soaking up Ethiopia's natural resources
Ethiopia has backed textile manufacturing as the way to economic development. The government is trying very hard to attract big companies, which enjoy a 10-year tax exemption and can import equipment duty-free. It seems to be working, and the country is now second only to Vietnam for inward investment in this sector.
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