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Afar Amhara Tigrai Rail Road Project Progress Report - Dec 2016


The Great Dams:GERD and Gibe3
By Salini-Ethiopia, Dec 2016

Imagine how much more could have been done had the extremists and their western handlers leave alone Ethiopia and the EPRDF government! Glad to witness such development! Glory to all the Martyrs!





Archive:PM Meles Zenawi responding to critics of Gibe3 project


Dedebit Micro Finance: (ግደ ትካል ማይክሮ ፋይናንስ ደደቢት ኣብ መንበሪ ኣባይቲ)


Roundtable Discussion with Diaspora Tigreans members of the Ethiopian Diaspora on current Issues - Dec 2016

[Aigaforum Dec 14, 2016]


Ethiopia -Tigray መብርሂ ኣብ ጉዳይ መንበሪ ኣባይቲ ከተማ መቐለ


News, Analysis & Articles
Opinions and Views published on this site are those of the authors only! Aigaforum does not necessarily endorse them. © 2002-2016 All rights reserved.
Ethiopia is Burning the Midnight Oil
Amen Teferi 12-27-16 - Whether western think-tanks or activists (like the Survival International, Oakland Institute and Rights Groups) like it or not, all the dams we plan to build on our rivers in the coming five years will, as expected, be materialized...

EPRDF Congress Should Look Inwards! Aboy Sebhat in an exsclusive Interview - Dec 2016

አራምባና ቆቦ!
ኢብሳ ነመራ 12-28-16

VILALTA completes mall in ethiopia with perforated envelope
located in addis ababa, ethiopia, the ‘lideta mercato’ brings a contemporary expression to the rapidly growing city. the vast carved volume connects two parallel streets that create the boundary of the plot. this diagonal connection creates a shortcut for pedestrians and places focus on the entrances of the building...

Electoral System and Political Participation in the Ethiopian Federation: Which Way to Go?
Fiseha Haftetsion 12-26-16 This brief paper deals with the impact of the electoral system on political participation in the Ethiopian Federation. The simplest form of the majoritarian electoral system, i.e. First-Past-The-Post (FPTP),

ስለ ዴሞክራሲ ሞተ
ተፊሪ መኮንን 12-27-16

Reform for Restoration: the New Epithet For Ethiopian’s Political Par
ALI SHEIKH 12-26-16 - The commonly used snappy titles of “illiberal state” whenever referring the political style of the Ethiopian ruling party—the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) is now no more ...

Unlocking the door to prolonged growth
Bereket Gebru 12-26-16 - A couple of centuries ago, the whole world regarded exponential economic growth as an impossible feat for states to accomplish. The leading economists of the time dismissed...

In a world of fake news, real journalism must be paid for
In the weeks since one of the most divisive and momentous elections in living memory, the news has itself become the news. Consider what has been the hottest post-election media talking point: the question of fake news.

Commentary: Research on Land Ownership and Land Use Policy in Ethiopia
Tsegaye Tegenu, PhD December 24, 2016 - I read an article written by Professor Teshome Abebe on the policy implication of the land issue research in Ethiopia. The following assertion forced me to write this commentary:
A Response to Tsegaye Tegenu, Ph.D.

Teshome Abebe December 24, 2016.

Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Ali Al-Amoudi Stadium located in Woldia, Wollo, will be inaugurated!
The Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Ali Al-Amoudi Stadium, which is located in Woldia, Wollo, will be inaugurated on January 14, 2017. The stadium was built at a cost of 500 million birr (more than USD 22 million) and took four-and-a-half years to complete

How Ethiopia Plans To Become the Wind Power Capital of Africa
Labeled “the African Lion,” Ethiopia is pushing to become the wind power capital of Africa following the government’s announcement that it plans to increase the country’s total power output from 4,180 megawatts (MW) to 17,000 MW by 2020, according to CNN. In 2013, the country launched one of Africa’s largest wind power farms...

Ethiopia: Ministry of Trade new Directive on Raw Salt and Processed Salt Pricing - Dec 2016
Ministry of Trade, Ethiopia Dec 23, 2016

Ethiopian running legend Miruts Yifter dies at 72, says family
Miruts Yifter, an Ethiopian running legend who inspired world-class athletes like Haile Gebreselassie, has died in Canada at age 72, his family and Ethiopian Athletics Federation officials told the Associated Press on Friday....

Ambassadors’ Forum on China-Africa Cooperation held at National Defense University, in Beijing.
(Eth Embassy Beijing) 12-23-16 - The Ambassadors’ Forum on China-Africa Cooperation was held in College of Defense Studies at National Defense University of Chinese People’s Libration Army in Beijing on December 21, 2016. The Forum aimed at creating understanding...

Ethiopia: Land as a Commodity and a Human Right Issue-- The Policy Implications
Teshome Abebe December 23, 2016 - In my previous articles and speeches, I had stated that neither Ethiopian scholars nor political parties had provided a clear, concise, and meaningful solution to the problems of land allocation within the Ethiopian context. The issues pertaining to the ownership

The Right Strategy At the Right Time for the Right Purpose of Industrialization
Maryihun Tsegay, Bureau of Public Relations Dec 23, 2016 - Nowadays Ethiopia is becoming the home of booming industry, new infrastructure, and conference tourism; it has also become a peace maker and powerful force...

Gibe III: Paragon of Green Development
Fekadu Wubete 12-23-16

The Ethiopian Guide to Famine Prevention
Facing its worst drought in half a century, the country thwarted disaster and created a road map to respond to future climate emergencies.For Mitiku Kassa, catastrophe is just part of the daily grind. As Ethiopia’s commissioner of disaster...

Ethiopian diplomacy diminished Egypt’s ambition for dominance
Gemechu Tussa 12-23-16 - Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt have been undertaking various discussions on the impact of the Grand Ethiopian renaissance Dam for the past four consecutive years.

Gambella Commercial Farms Report reveals 84pc of loans DBE advanced used for intended purposes
(Addisfortune) Dawit Endeshaw 12-21-16 - Massive loans poured over the years into commercial farms in the Gambella Regional State have results with 84pc spending on the intended purposes, but with disappointing results of productivity ...
[Those who misued the loan should be perscuted but given 84% of the loan was used for the intended purpose, honest and hardworking investors, should not be discouraged and forced to fail.Farming in Ethiopia is not a well developed area thus it is no brainier if investors faced a hurdle to develop all the land given! ]
Ethiopia, Qatar agree to bolster relations
Qatar and Ethiopia on Tuesday signed 11 agreements and memoranda of understanding (MoU), to strengthen their bilateral relations.This came in at a joint press briefing the Qatari Foreign Minister Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani gave with his Ethiopian counterpart, Workneh Gebeyehu.
[It is great to see Ethiopia playing its role in the region well! Such diplomatic move will go a long way to convince Egypt to behave in a civilized way in the region and to maintain the red sea as a free and peaceful zone.]
Riders on the storm: Ethiopia bids to become wind capital of Africa
(CNN)After a decade of rapid growth, Ethiopia's bubble is not bursting.Dubbed the 'African Lion' by economists, Ethiopia is the home of booming industry, new infrastructure, and showpiece summits. It has become a powerful force in the region and beyond.

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