Awlo(Must Watch!) With Getachew Reda, TPLF Executive Leader on Tigrai election and more!, Aug 07, 2020
Rating Action: Moody's confirms Ethiopia's rating, outlook negative
London, 07 August 2020 -- Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has today confirmed the B2 issuer and senior unsecured rating of the Government of Ethiopia, with the outlook changed to negative. This concludes the review for downgrade initiated on 7 May 2020. The review for downgrade reflected Moody's assessment that the country's participation in the G20 Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI) raised the risk that private-sector creditors would incur losses.
Ethiopia's economy was growing double-digit every year until Abiy came. This is a fact. With an illegal federal government and a clueless prime minister fighting with his constituents - the Oromo people, Ethiopia's future is bleak. The end of the "color revolution" is well documented, yet, some Ethiopians including Jawar and the company were fooled to support a populist person with no credentials to govern a complex country like Ethiopia. Tigrai is blessed to have the TPLF to guard its peace but we are not sure it can guard it against the impending economic catastrophe. What a sad ending it will be unless a miracle happens soon!
Coronavirus Information and Updates: Will it Take Four Years to Get a COVID vaccine? (The Mumps Vaccine took four years.) Some Medical Experts Worry that Pushing out a COVID-19 Vaccine Too soon could mean we Settle for one with Limited Effectiveness at the Cost of a Better Option down the Road. (NationalGeographic.com)
Ethiopians wake-up. The cure for COVID-19 may be years away. Ethiopia could have carried a successful election by now. The Abiy government is using COVID-19 to extend its illegal rule. We can imagine what the future will look like with unelected and illegal government running the country. The future looks bleak - Wakeup Ethiopians!
Why the United States is failing Ethiopia (Part 1) Elias Dawit 08-04-20 - Ethiopia is on the precipice of becoming yet another failed state in Africa. And while this may seem a predictable event for some observers of the arch of modern African history, Ethiopia's steep and rapid downward spiral towards a spectacular collapse is owed, to a great extent, to the misunderstanding and miscalculation of its American ally.
It is puzzling why the U.S. has thrown its support behind the current Ethiopian leadership. The Prime Minister is presiding over a catastrophic downfall of a once-rising success story slated to become a middle-income country by 2030.
Thinking Out Loud!!
If there are forces interested to bring change in Ethiopia for good now is the best time to do it since the international community is busy fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, and the fact that the Trump administration is busy with its own periodic election and domestic socio-economic issues. The only mention of Ethiopia internationally in recent times is about the GERD and human rights violation in Oromia. The GERD issue is brought to international attention due to Egypt's diplomatic campaign. Also, Abiy is exposed as a serious human right violator by his own sponsors like HRW, AI, and major international media outlets. The people of Ethiopia should not endure any more misery! Dag Wondimu Aug 06, 2020.
An interesting old book written BY THE REV. MICHAEL RUSSELL, HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS. New York 1854 which is over 150 years old. A lot of history about Tigray and old Ethiopia. You can see all the districts under Tigray. Check page 79(side pic) which will show you what Tigray is then and what we want to claim now. (from a reader)
Egypt, Sudan suspend talks with Ethiopia over disputed dam Elias Dawit 08-04-20 - Ethiopia is on the precipice of becoming yet another failed state in Africa. And while this may seem a predictable event for some observers of the arch of modern African history, Ethiopia's steep and rapid downward spiral towards a spectacular collapse is owed, to a great extent, to the misunderstanding and miscalculation of its American ally.
It is puzzling why the U.S. has thrown its support behind the current Ethiopian leadership. The Prime Minister is presiding over a catastrophic downfall of a once-rising success story slated to become a middle-income country by 2030. Ethiopian Irrigation Minister Seleshi Bekele tweeted Tuesday that his country would like to sign the first filling agreement as soon as possible Funny, Ethiopia is still talking about the "first filling"! Abiy truly believes Ethiopians have short memory!! It was not that long ago the whole country was told the first filling was done! It is open secret Egypt wants to conclude the agreement that seals its control over the Nile without the involvement of other Nile basin African countries. Dr. Seleshi, leave the comprehensive Nile water use negotiation to the wider team that involves other sister countries. Do not allow Abiy's failed diplomacy to determine the outcome.
Dam collapse destroys 600 houses in Sudan A sudden collapse of a dam in Sudan's Blue Nile State has destroyed 600 houses, local Sudanese media reported on Friday. "Over 600 houses in the neighborhoods of Bout town in Blue Nile State have been destroyed due to a sudden collapse of Bout dam which is used to store around..."
DW TV (Eiyeta): With Berihu Teweldebrhan and Sekuture Getachew on Tigrai bashing politics and Political prisoners, Aug 04, 2020
Unfortunately, TPLF has been fighting a super ignorant enemy during its existence. EDU, EPRP, Shaibya, and Derge were so ignorant they all undermined its capability and its hold on truth! They were all defeated squarely because the TPLF struggle was just! Abiy should have learned a thing from all the forces before him that tried to defeat TPLF. Sadly he has not! We are told, the current limited military parade is to remind Abiy not to invade thinking TPLF and Tigreans are not ready for any eventualities. They are!! Western countries that are helping Abiy must heed Tigrai parliament call for a national dialogue to save Ethiopia. We repeat, all indications are the war if it materialized will not be fought in Tigrai.
One bad day demonstrates how Trump is reaping what he's sown WASHINGTON - Yesterday, July 30, 2020, will likely prove to be a significant and consequential day in Donald Trump's presidency.
It was a day when we learned the U.S. economy suffered a historic decline during the second quarter.
We heard Fanabc and the other Abiy controlled media outlets were having a field day with Trump's tweet about 'delaying U.S Election'. By the way, the minute we saw the tweet we predicted they were going to spin it to justify Abiy's indefinite postponement of the election, and they did! The brilliant minds at NBC have done a wonderful job in exposing Trump on this issue. They have cleverly summarized what he can and can't do, and what he should do if he was worried about the effect of COVID-19 on the upcoming election. We wish there were Ethiopians who can tell Abiy the way the NBC folks are telling Trump. Our Amhara elites should know Ethiopia is disintegrating because they are supporting Abiy while the Oromos are abandoning him!
Tigrai TV (Amharic) Interview with Getachew Reda, TPLF Executive Leader- July 30, 2020
Getachew on Abiy latest charade - Hedase Dam and War Mongering stance. Must Watch!!
All Eyes Are on Tigray Mulu A 7-31-20 - Under Prime Minister Abiy, Ethiopia's federal government has threatened the TPLF after the party's declaration that the region would continue holding elections. This type of baleful speech is not only unconstitutional, but can also be perceived as a declaration of war against all Tigrians in particular, and the entire nation of Ethiopia in general.
Election in Tigrai: A Step towards Democratization but a Bitter Pill to Election Haters. G. Amare, July 31, 2020 - Sadly, Ethiopia is speedily changing from a little peace to no peace; from a few to mass imprisonments and killings; from economic growth to economic meltdown; from mega vision to no vision; and from construction to destruction. Animosity, fear, and frustrations among ethnic groups are growing more than ever before. The people have lost their confidence and trust in the government.
The North Remembers! Aesop 07/28/2020 - The Derg 2.0 CEO Tigrigna interview reminded me of a phrase from the Game of Thrones: "the North Remembers!" Tigreans remember what followed when Derg 2.0's CEO spoke in Mekelle back in 2018. Tigreans also remember the threat against mothers and children he made few weeks ago. Tigreans do not suffer from the political amnesia that seems to have afflicted many these days.
INSIDE THE TRIAL OF ETHIOPIA'S OPPOSITION POLITICIANS Addis Abeba, July 30/2020 - Jawar Mohammed, of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) has appeared in Federal First Instance Court at Lideta division for the third time since his first arrest on June 30. Tulli Bayissa, member of Jawar's defense team told Addis Standard that the investigating police have brought to the court new allegation accusing Jawar...
I can only wonder what the US Ambassador and those color revolutionary gurus in Europe are telling Abiy Ahmed these days. Can you imagine the silence of Andargachew Tsige and Berhanu Nega today? What a shame! How did I spend my precious years fighting along with these characters in the field?(የሞታችሁ
ለሞቱ ) Zeru Hagos July 30, 2020
Beadledom Child on Birth Labor to a Mother! Yared Huluf 7-30-20 - Mankind and so other living things are born exposed to challenges and difficulties and endurance and perseverance are some ways means of mitigating the forbearance faced. The history of living things is a history of ephemeral Pyrrhic victories. Ethiopians remember April 1979 when the military dictator ransacked the city of Addis Ababa searching house to house what he labeled Anarchists hideouts.
African Union Communique on Ethiopia GERD dam His Excellency President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa, in his capacity as the Chairperson of the African Union (AU), convened an Extraordinary Meeting of the African Union (AU) Bureau of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government, on 21 July 2020, to review progress pertaining to the Trilateral Negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. The statement indicates the negotiation has gone beyond the filling of the dam. It has included the management of the dam and on the future use of the Nile waters. The Egyptians have got all they demanded.
Does the Chicken or the Egg Comes First Mahetot Assemelash July 30, 2020 - This is a response to the speech given by the Ethiopian Prime Minster; Abiy Ahmed about the Tigrian people (July 27, 2020). The prime minister seems worried about Tigray people and development. If he has such feeling he should answer the following whys?
We started Aigaforum some 20 years ago right around the end of the Shaibya-Ethiopia war. One of the earlier songs we have on our page for a long time was "ክነዛርቦምኢና". As if our talented brother was reading our brain he has updated his old song. What a coincidence! We are entering a new chapter to defeat Derge 2.0. Enjoy ክነዛርቦምኢና 2.0. Thank You, Berhane Haile.