Amazing yet Alarming!! TDA Road Map Presentation by TDA International Board Chair! Engineer Taddese, TDA International board chair, presented TDA's assessment of the state of education in Tigrai and education's relevance to the development of the region. April 2019
Diaspora In Action/Part 2
Current Issue: Interview with Getachew Reda TPLF/EPRDF Executive Committee Member- April 2019
Somehow the Ethiopian Army must be tired covering the crimes instigated by the "Gobez Aleqa" any more. Apparently, the Army believes the Amhara "leu hayil" not OLF armed groups are responsible to the mayhem that happened in North Shoa and Kemse recently! Without a strong government supported by a strong EPRDF Ethiopia is going down. The Amhara officials must own the problem!
Ethio-Eritrean Predicament- New Book
Author: Solomon Barnabas (Ph.D.) (The book is on sale in Mekelle in few days!) 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
Spies, Lies, and Algorithms. Why U.S. Intelligence Agencies Must Adapt or Fail For U.S. intelligence agencies, the twenty-first century began with a shock, when 19 al Qaeda operatives hijacked four planes and perpetrated the deadliest attack ever on U.S. soil. In the wake of the attack, the intelligence community mobilized with one overriding goal: preventing another 9/11. The CIA, the National Security Agency, and the 15 other components of the U.S. intelligence ...
(Response to Dawit Woldegeorgis- Very well argued response!) Ethiopia: MSF responds to alarming malnutrition rates among ... NEW YORK/ADDIS ABABA, APRIL 17, 2019-Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched a medical intervention in the Gedeo area of southern Ethiopia following a nutritional assessment in late March, which found malnutrition rates above emergency levels for children under five. It will not be that long before Ethiopia is yet again engulfed by a man-made famine! It is really sad Ethiopian politicians are allowing famine to revisit the country after all the hard work done to mitigate future famine over the last years! I wish I can read the minds of the Oromo and Amhara Elites that brought the Abiy government! What are they thinking right now? Do they really want a country called Ethiopia? [Forwarded by A Reader April- 2019]
The Abiy government has appointed Gedu Andargachew as his foreign minister and Lemma Megersa as defense minister. Abiy may be trying to save the failing coalition of ADP and ODP that brought him to power by appointing these two regional leaders to federal positions but the problem with the coalition is not based on who is appointed to federal position but who controls Addis Ababa. Besides, Abiy's problem has widened with his current move since he has demoted the only Afar politician the now ex-defense minister Aisha Mohammed. Abiy has been trying hard to convince Tigrai and Afar politicians to join his team to no avail. In fact, as recent as last week, the Afar parliament rejected all his propositions. It is too early to know but Lemma becoming defense minister may be a sign the Abiy government with the cooperation of Isaias Afeworki may try to subdue Tigrai and Afar by force. From all indication I hear Tigrai is ready, we will see how far Afar is ready in the coming few weeks!!
The Great Political Scandal in Ethiopia:
Join the dots and you can see the figure clearly. (Serbessa K. April 16, 2019) -
Prior to April 2018 (mainly in 2016 and 2017), the Oromo activists, politicians and professional in Diaspora made several open, public conferences and secret meetings with the participations of their "cells" with in the then EPRDF regime to come up with detailed strategies and plans how to achieve Oromo dominance in Ethiopia after TPLF led EPRDF regime is gone; and if that fails, how to secure an independent new country called 'Oromia'.
Hypocrisy without borders: the pomposity of Ivanka Trump's trip to Africa The first daughter is visiting Ethiopia and Ivory Coast to promote women's rights- yet she stays silent while her father's administration stifles female empowerment.We don't deserve Saint Ivanka, we really don't. Nobody asked Donald Trump's favourite child to devote her life to empowering women, she just knew it had to be done... Ethiopia's OLF fighters suffer from 'poisoning' More than 150 fighters of Ethiopia's Omoro Liberation Front (OLF) rebel group, who entered into a peace deal with the government, are being treated in hospital for suspected poisoning, a doctor has told BBC Afaan Oromoo's Zelalem Tadesse.Some of the soldiers said they started collapsing after having breakfast at the Tollay camp in south-western Ethiopia on Sunday It is really astonishing to see all Ethiopians doing nothing while the country is disintegrating. Lord have Mercy!! Can PM Abiy Heal the Ailing Economy? Berhanu Tsegay 4-15-19 - It is undeniable that a lot of changes have been seen within a year since Abiy took power. Political, economic and to some extent social changes are made. However, the directions of the changes are different. Under the political change, some plausible actions are taken. Despite it is a half-done, resolving the age-old animosity with Eritrea is ..
Land of Origins: The Next Big Thing in Global Tourism Enchanting tourist attractions, unique diplomatic stature and a thriving airliner have placed Ethiopia, Land of Origins, on top of the world when it comes to tourism growth. According to the World Travel & Tourism Council's (WTTC) annual review, the country saw the...
Ivanka Trump in Ethiopia to 'promote women' President Donald Trump's eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, is in Ethiopia to promote a US government initiative aimed at advancing women's participation in the workplace.The initiative aims to benefit 50 million women in developing countries by 2025. Ms Trump toured a female-run textile facility in the capital, Addis Ababa.The US policy in Africa under President Trump has prioritised the war on terror and checking the influence of China.
Widening the Bright Side: TPLF Should be Deeply Reformed Never Eliminated Dr. Yohannes Aberra Ayele 4-14-19 - This is a critical transition period for Tigray from a thankless "National-service" to a rewarding "Self-service". In order to achieve this it would be ill-advised to "change the horse in the middle of the stream". TPLF has enumerable faults. Many of them were avoidable and should have been avoided; some were necessary evil; the rest were logical outcomes ..
Very Interesting and worthy suggestions on how to save Ethiopia--If it can be saved any more!
TPLF statement after it concluded its recent Central Committee meeting, (Amharic)(Tigrigna) (Mekelle) 4-12-19 - In its statement, TPLF in no uncertain terms believes, 1) the coming national election must be held as planned, 2) the planned transformation of EPRDF in to a single party is unattainable and makes no sense now when the main four EPRDF members are not seeing eye to eye on many issues, 3) the country is at risk of disintegrating, better late than never to go back to the tested EPRDF way of governing, 4)TPLF is saddened to know the Ethiopia that used to be peacemaker in many other countries is today begging for helping hand to restore its own peace., 5) TPLF is bemused to hear the government is thinking to invite outsiders to keep peace in the country. 6) TPLF call on all peace loving people to join its forthcoming effort to restore law and order and democratic governance in the country!
Can Abiy Ahmed Continue to Remodel Ethiopia? It has been a whirlwind year for Ethiopia since Abiy Ahmed became prime minister. He has initiated a raft of reforms to overhaul... But the same period has seen a sharp increase in lawlessness, intensified domestic conflict, heightened identity-based violence and huge internal displacement.The fervour of 'Abiymania' has waned in recent months, as the reality of the monumental tests that lie ahead hit home. Having created massive expectations among competing constituencies, there are growing fears that Abiy's reforms might end up achieving neither good governance nor stability. To date, his accomplishments far outweigh his shortcomings. But significant tests lie ahead.