The things lack of good governance infringes on Bereket Gebru 12-22-17 - Lack of good governance related demands by the people have become breeding grounds for social unrest in different parts of the country. Although camouflaged with other issues, the lack of good governance is the fertile soil...
Lesson from an Experiment in Ethiopia: An Economic Review of Arkebe Ogubay's Case Study Asayehgn Desta, Sarlo Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Development Dec 21, 2017 -
A specter haunts Africa today. Those who subscribe to the Afro-pessimism school of thought argue that while African economies were ill-prepared to face the “free trade imperialism” of the 1850s,today’s Africa is even less equipped to survive in the new global economic order (Kofi and Desta 2008). Based on this line of thinking...
Ethiopia signs $4 billion deal to build 1,000 MW-geothermal power plants ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia has signed an agreement to build two geothermal power plants at a combined cost of $4 billion, to be run by the country’s first privately-owned utility.The Corbetti and Tulu Moye plants will produce a combined 1,000 MW of power upon completion in eight years time in the volcanically-active Rift Valley south of the capital Addis Ababa.
Ethiopian MPs' boycott over ethnic unrest MPs from Ethiopia's Amhara and Oromia regions have boycotted parliament.They say there is no point in parliament meeting until Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn gives an explanation for ongoing ethnic unrest in the country.
Why would MP's from Amhara and Oromia and not those from Somali and Tigrai-
at the very least boycott parliament?This news looks fishy!" ይቺ ልቅሶ ክፍየሉዋ በላይ ነዉ!" Has BBC sensed things are coming to an end thus trying to move the playing field to parliament? Otherwise if it is about the killing all Ethiopians are bleeding! Did BBC report the recent mass killing of Somali Ethiopians?
EPRDF Politics: Remorse! The EPRDF executive meeting is progressing very well beyond expectation!The uneasiness feeling observed initially is completely gone and leaders are deliberating on key issues strangling the country. According to a source with first hand knowledge TPLF's own internal genuine and honest deep tehadeso(Review) has been instrumental to lift the cloud of suspicion some executives have had. The meeting has brought tears to some
leaders for failing to lead and for some a genuine remorse for abandoning the EPRDF way! The meeting may conclude soon due to the overall success and agreement reached so far!
Note: Although there is hard currency shortage, the latest report coming is the country's export is showing a healthy growth and banks are performing well! Export in the agricultural produce sector is very good! Aigaforum Dec 20, 2017
Interview with Dr Abraham Tekeste TPLF Executive Leader - Dec 2017
Dr Abraham Tekeste was elected as one of the nine TPLF executive member recently. He is one of the upcoming new leader people have a lot of trust to bring change to the political and democratic space in Tigrai and within TPLF. He sat with reporters to share his thoughts of the political challenges facing TPLF and his view on current politics. Interview:
Wurayna Magazine Extended Interview with Major General Tekelebrhan (PhD) - Dec 2017 Major General Teklebrhan Woldearegai is the current Director of Information Network Security Agency (INSA). He sat down for an extended interview with Wurayna magazine. The interview covered wide rage of issues on cyber security, information technology and technology as a whole and its effect on political stability and political independence. It is a must read interview for all and especially political students and professionals.
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 ...
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....
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!