Never thought Ashenda was going to be such a significant event both as a cultural event and a turning point mark for Tigreans in their quest to see democratic and prosperous Ethiopia! ሸጥ መዓንጣ!!! Come Rain or Shine!!
Seifu Fentahun interview with Bereket Simon - Aug 2018
We were mad and still mad with Bereket for failing us and failing to keep the promise! However, we are very grateful for his tenacity and critical role he has played throughout his life! ANDM and EPRDF will be the main losers if they do not exploit such senior leaders know-how going forward. ANDM and TPLF must stop the use and throw approach with their senior leaders! Aigaforum Aug 27, 2018
Abiy's first Q&A raises more questions than answers Partisans will consider Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s first conference as either a glass half full or half empty. Others will be simply underwhelmed by his performance.Given the potential importance of the event, the media coverage was scanty, as if the press did not have much to get their teeth into during the two and a half hour session.
Game over, to whom? Gebrelibanos H. 08-29-18 - In an apparent dismay to the UAE (the immediate mediator and sponsor of the peace deal between Eritrea and Ethiopia), the UN Security Council passed a resolution to uphold the "unjust and illegal" sanctions over Eritrea recently....
Odd alliances - square peg in a round hole M Gettaw, Aug 28, 2018 - It is not an overstatement to say that I am elated about the new prevailing order between Ethiopia and Eritrea. I am happy by the fact that these two neighboring people are trying to make peace with each other. However, peace can only be beneficial if...
No Construction delay acceptable on Renaissance Dam. Luel Gebremedhin(U.S.A.) August 28/2018 - Mr. Prime minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed stop saying this and that as it comes to the Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam.We all know that your coalition party so called EPRDF was in depth hole of finishing vital projects ...
More than a dozen ethnic Somalis killed in fresh violence Addis Abeba, August 28/2018 – At least thirteen ethnic Somalis were killed, seven from one family, today in Babile, Tulli Guled and Chinaksen in east Hararghe zone of the Oromia regional state. The killings are blamed on Oromo militias but there is no information as to what triggered the attack.
The 'Ethiopian Spring': "Killing is not an answer to our grievances"
There is every sign that Ethiopia is plunging into a crisis whose scale, intensity, and multiple and interdependent drivers are unprecedented since the founding of the regime in 1991. The Ethiopian leadership remains in denial. The long meetings of its ruling bodies have culminated in a report ...
World Bank to give Ethiopia $1bn in budgetary assistance — PM The World Bank will provide $1-billion in direct budget support to Ethiopia in the next few months, the prime minister has said, more than 13 years after the body and other donors suspended budgetary help over a disputed election in 2005. For the record, since World Bank withdrew its budgetary help Ethiopia's economy has grown at a double-digit rate! Everyone including the IMF and World Bank knows this fact! The news here is not World Bank change of heart but what happened to UAE pledge to give 1 billion dollars! Did it happen or was this another false hope similar to the promiseless promise of Sheik Alamudi imminent release? Tell us the truth and we will all respect you!
Alseerummaan gadantummaa dha Ibsaa Namarraa 08-27-18 - Ministeerri mummee Dr Abiy Ahimed Hagayya 19, bara 2010 gaazeexeesiitoota biyyaa fi biyya alaaf ibsaa keennaniru. Ibsaa gaazeexaa kana irratti gaazeexeessiitoonni 15l ol hirmaataniru. Gaaffiiwwan gaazeexeessiitootaan dhiyaatan keessa inni ijoo ol’aantummaa seeraa kan ilaalu dha.
Response in a Crucible: Dealing with M. Gettaw Challenges Tecola W. Hagos, 26 August 2018 - In a short note titled "Prof. Tecola Hagos - Stop your vitriol and flip-flop" (Aiga Forum, 24 August 2018) M. Gettaw admonished me for my criticism of Meles Zenawi and for changing my views on Abiy Ahmed in several series of articles. He asked me to answer three specific questions. I do not respond to individuals critiquing any of my articles if they do not identify themselvesproperly.
Tsinat Radio Interview with Berket Simon about his latest new Book and current Issues. Berket dedicated his latest book to the late PM Meles Zenawi. The book covers on contemporary Ethiopian politics over the last 28 years up to Dec 2017 - Aug 24, 2018
Ethiopia’s Political Trajectory: From Meles to Abiy Ahmed. Teodros Kiros (Ph.D) 08/24/2018 - Meles and his idea of the Developmental State had put Ethiopia on the modernity project, the central ideas of which can be summarized as follows.The development of the Ethiopian nation must be assumed as the defining task of the State.
Ethnic unrest tarnishes new Ethiopian leader's reforms CHELELEKTU, Ethiopia (Reuters) - Shiburu Kutuyu, a 45-year-old Ethiopian maize and coffee farmer, was jolted awake by gunshots one night in June. He told his wife and seven children to flee.They returned to find their mud-walled home had been burned down, but no sign of Shiburu. Eleven days later, fellow farmers found his body hanging from a tree, his severed limbs strewn on the ground."A mob of Oromo youths killed him in the most gruesome manner,"
It is really sad. This is not what was expected after 27 years of EPRDF rule.SAD!
Time to get rid of “Revolutionary Democracy” Tesfay Atsbeha 08-24-18 - There is generally a sense of relief, hope and even euphoria amongst Ethiopians since Abiy Ahmed became the prime minister of Ethiopia and since he released many political prisoners and journalists, lifted the state of emergency, started peace negotiations with Eritrea, welcomed members...
Ethiopian Airlines Partners in Launching of Chad National Carrier Addis Ababa, August 24, 2018 - Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, is pleased to announce that it has finalized agreements with the Government of Chad for the launch of Chad national carrier. Ethiopian has 49 percent stake in the joint venture while the Government of Chad retains 51 percent.
Prof. Tecola Hagos-Stop your vitriol and flip-flop M Gettaw, Aug 24, 2018 - As a political junky, I have read several articles written by Tecola Hagos over the years. One common thread that I observed in many of his articlesis the bashing of Meles Zenawi...
800 people arrested in Ethiopia amid fresh regional violence Addis Ababa – Ethiopian authorities have arrested 800 people accused of causing fresh violence in the East African nation, officials said on Thursday.Some 500 people were arrested over the past week in Oromia on suspicion of murder,... We hope that law enforcement and officials in Shashemene who were guarding Jawar while a poor innocent man is hang upside down are some of them! Jawar don't you feel ashamed you were there when poor innocent Ethiopian is killed and hanged while hundreds of bodyguards are watching your safety?
ETHIOPIANS, STAND AGAINST ETHNIC VIOLENCE AND THE KILIL SYSTEM Tecola W Hagos (24 August 2018) - Yes, we Ethiopians are in big trouble, especially those of us who are emotionally, spiritually, intellectually, and metaphysical connected with the unity and sovereignty of Ethiopia. The current political situation in Ethiopia leaves no room for optimism. The first problem was generated by the new untested Prime Minister when he used the eye-catching phrases...
The Future of Ethiopia: Developmental State or Political Marketplace? Alex de Waal
August 20, 2018 - Today's changes in Ethiopia are rapid, confusing and disruptive. They promise openness and democratization, but also contain perils. Like many others, I am struggling to place them in a context that allows me to make sense of what is happening now and what may happen in the near future.
Must Read, We were told way before by Meles what will become of Ethiopia if....!
Engineer Semegnew Fund The Water Irrigation and Electric Ministry has established an Engineer Semegew Fund to help Engineer Semegnew family and carry on his dreams by giving a scholarship to selected students.
Ethiopia in Turmoil of US, Saudi-Backed Coup, Not 'Reforms' Nearly five months after a change in power in Ethiopia, the country is witnessing an outbreak of deadly communal violence in several regions. The surge in conflict has come after many years of political stability in the Horn of Africa nation, stirring fears that the country may be facing widespread chaos and even break-up.