Reportage on Nation and Nationalities day. The Event will be held in Mekelle this year and in this clip TV Tigrai corespondent asks former fighters and city dwellers to reflect on what the constitution means to them!
ZelAlemawi ZiKri ni KuLom SuwuAt/Eternal Glory to Martyr's!)
What is your view on the Diaspora Policy of the Ethiopian Government
The Ethiopian government is about to issue a new Diaspora policy to engage the vast diaspora community around the world. You can read the draft( here). Any policy will become effective and useful if it is derived based on inputs from those that will be affected by and on expert opinions. We may not be experts but we are for sure beneficiaries. As such what will it take for you as a diaspora to be engaged in your mother country? What would you like to see the policy address? And as a diaspora what will it take for you to move back and contribute your know how and invest your money? And what is missing from the current draft document that you would like to be included?
Have Your say
Remembering Amoraw Instead...!
Ever since Ethiopia started to strictly enforce the law of the land when it comes to terrorists and want-to-be terrorist, it has exposed the true character of many opposition figures who want to play the game on both sides of the political fence. We have said it before and we will say it again, in today's Ethiopia, people do not have to die or go the extreme to bring change. All they have to do is win an election! But the naysayers are not listening and they are showing us their hidden true color! Amoraw was a TPLF fighter and facing a certain death he never flinched or said sorry to his enemies. He told the derge straight-up that it was wrong and its demise was certain. Fast forward to today's Ethiopia and you will see opposition figures caught red handed doing illegal acts in the name of politics are using all kinds of excuses
even though they know they are not dying...unlike Amoraw that is!
How will UDJ explain a key member of its leadership has been talking to a person sleeping with Shaibia in Asmera?
News, Analysis & Articles
Somalia fighting: New clashes in capital Mogadishu
The Somali capital, Mogadishu, has been hit by some of the fiercest fighting in the city in months, in what is seen as a major setback for the government.
Were the "Islamists told to "withdraw" from Mogadishu, to help fend off the UNSC sanction on Eritrea all along?
Ethiopian Illicit Outflows Doubled In 2009, New Report Says
Ethiopia lost $11.7 billion to outflows of ill-gotten gains between 2000 and 2009, according to a coming report by Global Financial Integrity. That’s a lot of money to lose to corruption for a country that has a per-capita GDP of just $365. In 2009, illicit money leaving the country totaled $3.26 billion, double the amount in each of the two previous years. The capital flight is also disturbing because the country received $829 million in development aid in 2008.
What does this really mean? If this report is based on facts than on some kind of estimate, then it is worrisome, however one sees it. It is worse if this is due to illegal trade and worst if this is due to corruption!
Fund Raised by Ethiopian-Canadians in Ottawa!
Ethiopian-Canadian Community in Ottawa have successfully raised fund for the construction of the Grand Renaissance Dam of Ethiopia. The fund rasing event was held on September 24, 2011 with a resounding success.
UN Council toughens sanctions against Eritrea
UNITED NATIONS — The UN Security Council on Monday toughened sanctions against Eritrea which neighboring governments accuse of plotting terrorist attacks and supporting Somali Islamist rebels.
A resolution, passed with 13 votes in favor, while Russia and China abstained, allows the council to increase the number of individuals and entities that can be hit with a travel ban and assets freeze.
Reversing Ethiopia’s Intellectual Capital Flight
Asayehgn Desta Dec 5, 2011-
Recently, the Ethiopian Government drafted a five year plan (2010 to 2015) to achieve the country’s economic growth. When Ethiopia’s Growth and Transformation plan was analyzed in light of the new growth theory and traced historically in terms of the push and pull factors .
Somalia and Ethiopian troops…..
(MoFA) 12-2-2011- At the IGAD Summit last week, Ethiopia agreed to back the efforts of Kenya, the AU and Somalia’s government to end the Islamic insurgency in Somalia. Reports of large-scale Ethiopian convoys across the border have been greatly exaggerated though there have been, as in the past, some reconnaissance missions in border areas. It has been made clear that any troops that do participate in operations at the request of IGAD, AMISOM or the TFG will only be involved for short periods to support TFG forces or assist other Somali forces fighting Al-Shabaab.
The hopeful continent:
After decades of slow growth, Africa has a real chance to follow in the footsteps of Asia.Over the past decade six of the world’s ten fastest-growing countries were African. In eight of the past ten years, Africa has grown faster than East Asia, including Japan. Even allowing for the knock-on effect of the northern hemisphere’s slowdown, the IMF expects Africa to grow by 6% this year and nearly 6% in 2012, about the same as Asia