Audios Commonsense Welcome Washington Consensus Haile Kebret 12-16-19 - The dominant IMF prescription for all macroeconomic ills in the 1970a and 1980a was a package of policies encapsulated in what was referred to as the Washington Consensus. The Hall Marks of this policy goes as follows.
Keeping Ethiopia's Transition on the Rails Ethiopia's political opening under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has won well-deserved accolades but also uncorked dangerous centrifugal forces, among them ethnic strife. With international partners' diplomatic and financial support, the government should proceed more cautiously - and consultatively - with reforms that could exacerbate tensions.
Is it true that when a lie is repeatedly told it becomes true? How can the Crisisgroup say Abiy and his reform is popular when he can not move an inch in Oromia freely and when his effigy is burned live in Bahirdar and Gondar and is despised in Tigrai as 'Meshrefet"? Who except the neo-liberals and few from the converted Christians love this guy? I mean let us be honest here, the reform he is credited is not his! It was EPRDF that decided to reform itself. Even the much talked about Ethio-Eritrea's relationship is at a standstill although, he was rewarded with a Nobel Peace Prize! So it is the West, not the vast majority of Ethiopians that love and adore this man! [Zeru Hagos 12-16-19]
Who decides who is wrong in Ethiopia? Yohannes Aberra, PhD 12-16-19 - Exactly 14 years ago I posted a commentary entitled "the wrong sense of wrong" on the then Deki Alula.com. I never thought that the article would provoke so much anger among the EPRDF opposition.Although that has never been my intention I was branded as anti-Menilik; and by extension anti-Ethiopia
No matter of choice: Displacement in a changing climate IDMC embarked on a new research programme in December 2018 to investigate internal displacement associated with slow-onset environmental change.1 Based on two hundred and nineteen interviews and qualitative methodologies conducted in July 2019 in the Somali region of Ethiopia, this study examines the drivers of displacement in pastoralist communities....
Testing the Waters? Aesop 12/14/19 - Before plunging into the issue (the doctored news), let me begin with a detectives' work. Detectives examine motives and behavioral patterns of potential suspects before looking for the smoking gun. The motive is as clear as day and the smoking gun is posted in the open. What helps, in this case, is the pattern-especially the timing. What happens whenever the main suspect travels? Murders, arrests, and massacres ensue.
PUBLIC STATEMENT: Yet another attack on Leaders of Tigrai and Tegaru Once again, it is with deep dismay and extreme anger, we, members of the Global Society of Tigrai Scholars (GSTS), received the fake news posted on 13th December 2019 on the Walta Information Centre's (WIC) official Facebook account of the death of Dr Debretsion Gebremichael, the Vice President of Tigrai Regional National State.
HUMAN TRAFFIKING Yohannes Gebresellasie (Ph.d) Addis Ababa 12-14-19 - Human trafficking is the most horrific tragedy that humanity has been experiencing in our era of 21st century. Human traffickers have taken millions if not billions of dollars from innocent people. According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), forced labor alone (one component of human trafficking) generates an estimated $150 billion in profits per annum...
The Lying Waltainfo and TPLF
It is astonishing to watch Ethiopia disintegrate this fast! How on earth is TPLF allowing such disintegration to happen without a fight? How can any TPLF leader sleep in peace knowing thousands of fighters died to save Ethiopia and yet Ethiopia is not saved? How can the name "Walta" be associated with such shameful act and yet TPLF is silent? How can the leaders ignore the fact that Ethiopia is being undone and all the wealth and infrastructures built over the years by many people are being ruined? Do not TPLF leaders have an extra burden to fight for the people that trusted them and spent their money over the years in Addis and elsewhere? How is democracy served when the country is being ruined? What and who is being saved by allowing mercenaries and hired foot soldiers to destroy Ethiopia? If TPLF thinks what is happening in Ethiopia is none of her business then we ask TPLF to bring back our martyred brothers and sister remains from the hills of Guna and the valleys of Menz! We ask them to bring back all those we left in DegaHabur and beyond! Enough is enough and Ethiopia must be saved again! Buckle up and Shet Meanta! [Aigaforum
Dec 13, 2019]
A Closer Look At (Ethiopian) Prosperity Party Assefa A. Lemu 12-13-19 - The three former member parties and the five allied parties ofEPRDFagreed to end their independent existence and merged together to form a new unified party called (Ethiopian) Prosperity Party. The adjective "Ethiopian" which appeared in the introduction section of the draft bylaw of the party issued in October 2019 was later dropped because of various considerations and now it is simply called...
Lessons from the recent desert locust infestation incident in Tigray Gebreselasie Gebretsadik (M.A)
13 December 2019 - It is to be noted that the people of Tigray have recently made history by way of united action against a posed danger by desert locust in parts of the region. While the concerted action by the people is highly commendable and signifies the power of unity among Tigreans, it is equally heartbreaking to note that Tigray is reliant on traditional ways to tackle such an issue in the 21st century.
Abiy Ahmed: a Machiavellian and unwarranted winner of Prize Berhane Kahsay 12-12-19 - It was unbelievable to witness the despot Ethiopian Prime Minister receiving a Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway, for allegedly ending the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea. This is a fallacy and very far from the facts on the ground.No peace accord has been signed between Ethiopia and Eritrea, and their armies are still facing each other...
With Many Dents to Its Image, Nobel Peace Prize Is Hit With a Few More (nytimes) - The Nobel Peace Prize has long been contentious, beginning with its origins in the will of Alfred Nobel, the 19th-century inventor of dynamite. But it is extraordinary that two winners are almost simultaneously battling accusations of behavior that is widely regarded as antithetical to the spirit and purpose of the award, first given in 1901.And on Tuesday, the 2019 winner, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia, facing accusations of a heavy-handed crackdown on political protests, skipped a news conference after his acceptance speech.
IMF Reaches Staff-Level Agreement on a US$2.9 Billion Financing Package with Ethiopia An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team led by Ms. Sonali Jain-Chandra visited Addis Ababa from October 29 to November 8, 2019 to hold discussions on the 2019 Article IV Consultation for Ethiopia
For the first time, Ethiopia has signed its future to the IMF. The IMF and its instruments will undoubtedly strangle the economy going forward. Abiy or the government after him will be severely handicapped to do anything outside the IMF and World Bank. Oh, how much we miss the late PM Meles who fought tooth to nail to keep Ethiopia independent!!
How the chicken crossed the Red Sea The discarded bone of a chicken leg, still etched with teeth marks from a dinner thousands of years ago, provides some of the oldest known physical evidence for the introduction of domesticated chickens to the continent of Africa, research from Washington University in St. Louis has confirmed.
The Norwegians are at it again! Yared Huluf 12-10-19 - The Chairperson of the Norwegian Nobel Prize Committee stood on her feet today10th December, 2019, for well over 40 minutes fighting and gasping to resurrect the credibility and transparency the institution she leads after repeated ill-conceived awards that were dished out fro characters they least deserve. The Nobel Prize was setup n 1985, ...
Lost Ethiopian town comes from an ancient empire that rivalled Rome Archaeologists have uncovered an ancient buried town in Ethiopia that was inhabited for 1400 years. The town was part of a powerful civilization called Aksum that dominated East Africa for centuries and traded with other great powers like the Roman Empire."This is one of the most important ancient civilizations, but people [in the Western world] don't know it," says Michael Harrower of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
Nobel Peace Prize winner accused: Civilians are murdered and tortured Ethiopias Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed recieves the Nobel Peace Prize tomorrow in Oslo. But at the same time the security forces of this year's Nobel Peace laureate are being accused of quietly killing and torturing people from the Mursi, Bodi and Suri tribes in southern Ethiopia. Expressen's reporter Torbjörn Selander travelled undercover to the region...
Calling all Tegaru professionals living all over the world to fill the form below. The current human capital mapping is of paramount importance to properly utilize all our available resources. (GSTS Board - Nov 2019)