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EFFORT Delivers Animal Food to Drought Area.. Yechella Tigrai, Ethiopia, Dec 2015


We are deeply sadden,as a people, we have not yet been able to concur natures wrath on us but we are very proud we have established institutions like EFFORT, REST and the many Local NGO's who are answering to the many demands of our people! Imagine how the Lords of poverty would have milked the above news to the fullest with a negative tone if it was done by them!



Abay River Flow Diverted to a Control Tunnel

The diversion is a key mile stone towards the completion of Hedase Dam in time. As you recall the Dam is slated to produce around 700MW during the first phase.


PM Hailemariam address to Parliament on Current Events- Dec 25, 2015


Ethiopia: Dr. Debretsion speaks about the latest info on Hedasse Dam


Exclusive Interview with Dr Debretsion Gebremichael, with the rank of Deputy Prime Minister, Finance and Economy Cluster Coordinator and Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Ethiopia. The interview covered a wide range of issues.

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News, Analysis & Articles
Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan sign new Grand Renaissance Dam agreement
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan signed an agreement on Tuesday finalizing the two firms tasked with carrying out studies on the potential impact of Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam on the flow of the Nile, their foreign and water ministers said.

Ginbot 7 News: Lonely Dr Berhanu Nega
Aigaforum Dec 28, 2015 -The loss of Andargachew has been a very costly one to Ginbot 7. Dr Berhanu the chairman of the organization has been trying to reenergize his followers... Neamin Zeleke who used to run ESAT TV has lost his top post. Although Shaibya media outlets announced his departure in advance, to insinuate...

The next 35 years: Nigeria and South Africa may not be Africa's biggest economies. Who will?
“South Africa will not get back on top. Nigeria will have strong competition and by 2050 may have an economy smaller than DR Congo and Ethiopia.”

ፈተናውን በድል ለማለፍ...!!
ይነበብ ይግለጡ 12-28-15

በሰፈሩት ይሰፈራሉ!!
ዋለ አምባው 12-28-15

Is the EU trying to salvage a naturally dying regime in Eritrea?
John Abraha Dec 27, 2015 - Despite the expressed concerns from countries in the Horn of Africa, eminent personalities and many organized Eritrean opposition groups worldwide, the European Commission DG Development Cooperation have decided to...

Tourism generates $880 mln in first quarter
Addis Ababa, December 26, 2015 (FBC) – Tourism sector has generated 880 million US dollars revenue in the first quarter of this Ethiopian fiscal year alone... [This news begs for a question? If the tourism industry alone is expected to beat total export revenue and given the high diaspora remittance shouldn't the government spend more energy in this two sectors? We say this because we heard one of the bright spot for tourism in Adama(Nazret) town - Kelly Resort, is facing a problem and about to close if its issue is not resolved soon!

ጥቕሙዶ ጉደኣቱ?
ገ/ሂወት ገብሩ 04/2008(ካብ ማረት) ... [Given the country's desire to modernize its economy and its lust for any kind of investment in manufacturing, it is easy for manufacturing plant owners to side step environmental worries. We hope the good Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi and EFFORT, owners of the two mentioned plants in the above article, will take note and find ways to stop the pollution in time!

Ethiopia - Towards ensuring all-rounded care for citizens
Adem Ibrahim 12-28-15

Art-Based Approaches and Identity from War-Making to Peace-Making: Exploring the Ethiopian-Eritrean Experience
Gezaey Desta (MA in Peace and Security Studies) Dec 27, 2015

“Islands of Prosperity” in the Sea of Poverty: A Critical Reflection on the Peripheral Mineral Sector in Ethiopia
Gezaey Desta (MA in Peace and Security Studies) Dec 27, 2015

Remittances to Ethiopia in 2015 top $3b – govt
Ethiopia’s earnings from remittances in 2015 have hit record high reaching $3.7b, exceeding the total contribution of foreign donors in the same year...

Challenges of the Ethiopian manufacturing sector under the GTP II
Tesfahun Abay 12-25-15 - The strategic pillars of the GTP II (Growth and Transformation Plan) related to manufacturing include (1) developing light and small manufacturing enterprises that are globally competent and leading in Africa (2) establishing a foundation for further growth of the strategic...

Brave Ethiopia!
Getachew Mequanent December 25, 2016 - Prime Minister Haile Mariam Desalegn’s New Year (September 11) speech sounded like a government decree to do everything possible ranging from sustaining economic growth and improving governance to restoring Ethiopia’s proud tradition of independence.[Thank You Getachew for putting it succinctly!]

Islamic State sanctioned organ harvesting in document taken in U.S. raid
Islamic State has sanctioned the harvesting of human organs in a previously undisclosed ruling by the group’s Islamic scholars, raising concerns that the violent extremist group may be trafficking in body parts.

ልብ ያለው ልብ ያድርግ ‼
ገ/ፃድቃን ከበደ ታሕሳሰ 15/208

OF El NIÑO & UNREST: AL Mariam's Game Changer Toxic Mix
Genenew Assefa 12-24-15 Finally, after years of frustration, AL Mariam is beside himself with boundless frenzy and jubilation. Not because he hit a jackpot or won an academic merit of award, an unlikely prospect for...[So, Al Mariam said the end is near for EPRDF government! Did he really say Dec 2015 is the end? Supporters pray hard for the next seven days so memhir Girma /Al Mariam is proven wrong and Al Mariam relatives pray hard your man does not go crazy come next Jan 1st 2016 when he sees PM Haielmariam walking head high in Arat Kilo (with big smile)!...Wey ebdan do belu!]

‹‹ክብር ንሷቸዉ››
በደምሰው በንቲ 12-25-15

Drought crisis under government control.
Gemeda Tussa 12-25-15 - Members of the social sector standing committee within the House of People’s Representatives have visited some of drought affected areas in Amhara, Tigray, Oromia, SNNP, Somali and Diredawa....

Inside Eritrea: conscription and poverty drive exodus from secretive African state
The man, who did national service for 11 years, reflected: “Now I’m 32. What future do you think I have at 32? How old are you? What had you achieved by 32? The situation hits us hard, especially young people. They are leaving because there is no hope.”

Ethiopia, Egypt dam feud drags on
KHARTOUM, Sudan — Negotiations between Cairo, Addis Ababa and Khartoum have entered a decisive stage in which the parties must express their final stance concerning the controversy and disagreement caused by Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam,

Is Ginbot 7 Dead or Alive: An Update!
Aigaforum Dec 23, 2015 A couple weeks ago we received reliable information that few hired foot soldiers from Ginbot 7 were sent by the one-man regime in Eritrea to northern Ethiopia Gondar area. Apparently Dr. Berhanu...

የካህሳይ ኩርባዎች ክፍል አንድ
በሸጋው ሙሉማር 12-24-15

An ad hoc Coalition of Adversaries!
Gebre Selassie Araya 19 Dec. 2015 - Many political parties/organizations or groups around the world, including in Ethiopia, find coalitions to be useful way to stretch resources and increase power ...

Seven civilians killed, scores wounded in Djibouti clashes
NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 22 -At least seven civilians were killed and scores of people wounded in clashes in Djibouti, the foreign minister said Tuesday, insisting the situation was now under control a day after the unrest.Violence flared before dawn on Monday when police broke up a traditional...[One more reason for Ethiopia to play its role in consolidating peace in the Horn region before external powers against its interest have a strong presence in its backyard!]

An Opportunity Must not Miss on the Questions Raised on the Integrating Development Plan of Addis Ababa
Kassay Areki Dec 22, 2015

A Week in the Horn of Africa 18th December 2015
Horn Dec 22, 2015

Coffee means business: a view from Vietnam
Jessica Summers Dec 21, 2015 - It may be the birthplace of coffee, but Ethiopia’s coffee farmers are often worse off than their international counterparts. Dr Tran Minh Tien, deputy director general, Soils and Fertilizers Research Institute, Vietnam explains how his..

የኢትዮጵያ የውጭ ምንዛሪ እጥረትና ለችግሩ አስተዋፅኦ ያላቸው ምንጮች፣
በላይ አለሙ 12-15-15...[A timely article that may have missed your attention. Must Read!]

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