EPRDF Politics:Update According to multiple sources with first hand knowledge of the meeting, EPRDF Executive meeting is going well! All four parties are in sync on the issues and there are no differences.Unlike what is being said by outsiders,the meeting is going smoothly where everyone is participating without reservation. The sources told us the report of majority vs minority narrative is wrong. Individuals are encouraged to speak freely but on the issues at hand all members are in agreement.The meeting will continue and there is no set date for its conclusion. Aigaforum Dec 16, 2017
Dr Debretsion Extended Interview with Local Journalist on Current Issues and TPLF Reorganization- Dec 13, 2017
Dr Debretsion who recently was appointed as TPLF Chairman replacing outgoing Chiarman Ato Abay Weldu gave an extended interview to local journalist covering issues ranging from TPLF reorganization and Ethiopia's current political development. He gave a very candid account of the recently concluded TPLF meeting internal procedures and deliberations. He emphasized the meeting was done in a very transparent manner. Dr Debretsion said the current political development in the country is worrisome and TPLF is ready to work with EPRDF sister organizations to ...More Part1: Part2: Part3: Part4:
Ethiopia 'Red Terror' aide Alemu jailed for war crimes A Dutch court has sentenced an aide to Ethiopia's former communist ruler to life imprisonment for war crimes.
Eshetu Alemu, 63, was found guilty of crimes including the execution of 75 people during Ethiopia's "Red Terror" purges in the late 1970s
በኢሳት የተላለፈው የትግራይ ህዝብን የማጥፋት ጥሪ አጥብቀን እንቃወማለን!
ተጋሩ የውይይት መድረክ፣ ታሕሳስ 2017 (Even though we at Aigaforum do not agree with part of the content in the letter, it is about time those ESAT enablers in diaspora came out with such statement! Regardless, any sane person must denounce ESAT to harbor such individuals with such thoughts!)
Changing youth problems Bereket Gebru 12-14-17
As has been proven through the past fifteen years of rapid economic growth, Ethiopia has formulated sound policies that have been the bed rock of development. The country has managed to come up with policies that specifically fit its situation ...
EPRDF Politics:Time of Reckoning According to a reliable source the Executive Leadership is in do or die session so to speak! Although there were some disagreement from a strong minority on how to proceed the majority has prevailed and the meeting has started in earnest. According to our source a certain number from the OPDO and ANDM leadership were in the strong minority group while the rest were in the majority group. The meeting has started by listening to an individual leader grievances. According to our source the grievance heard so far was presented by former OPDO leader. His grievance was about TPLF supremacy and how he and his likes were marginalized. Our source told us even though TPLF leadership has admitted to some of their own weakness, most including some current and former OPDO leaders have disagreed with the assertion of the problem in Oromia is caused by TPLF supremacy!Our source told us the meeting is not all about individuals but about getting rid of the anti federalism and anti EPRDF thoughts that are being exhibited across the country. Apparently EPRDF is dead serious the current negative political developments are inspired by internal dissent. According to our source there will be noting that will not be addressed in this meeting.It is a make it or break it meeting and change is certain in many Federal and Regional institution! Aigaforum Dec 14, 2017
Toward a new narrative on the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam CAIRO - 13 December 2017: I attended the World Youth Forum in Sharm El-Sheikh in early November 2017, where I interacted with some of the brightest and most accommodating young thinkers in Egypt.The issue of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), of course, was the subject I talked ...
It is up to all of us to make or break the Federal System. Samuel Estefanous 12-13-17 - Much as I am ill disposed towards global TV spin doctors, motivational speakers and televangelists, I always tend to get some good stuff to mull over from their emotionally charged roller coasters. Here is Oprah....
EPRDF Politics: EPRDF Executive Leadership is in close-door meeting.
With the conclusion of the much awaited conference of the TPLF, EPRDF is set to start tackling the nation's issue! The executive leadership has started its closed door meeting where it will decide the course of action to correct and address the myriad of issues crippling the nation. The meeting is being attended by former and current executive leadership members where the former will not have a voting power! Many we talked are expecting critical decision(s) to come out of the meeting. Aigaforum Dec 12, 2017
Former Facebook executive: social media is ripping society apart A former Facebook executive has said he feels “tremendous guilt” over his work on “tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works”, joining a growing chorus of critics of the social media giant...
Ethiopia is certainly facing the "ripping apart" effect of this social media tool! The youth is totally consumed by it and evil forces are making sure the youth is reading their hateful messages and fake news that magnifies the diversity not the unity! Time for the government to think hard how to tackle such effect on its own instead of waiting for Facebook to come up with a better tool. The government must save the youth now, not tomorrow!
Current status in Ethio-Egypt relations Gemechu Tussa 12-13-17 -
The Nile Basin countries have endowed with a huge resource: the Nile River. They could have mutually benefited if and only if they apply appropriate water management and good will to develop together. ...