Maaza Mengiste's 'The Shadow King " Celebrating Ethiopia's Women Soldiers .
Security and Justice for Tigreans in Ethiopia Committee Feb 2020
Lekatit11 2020 Preparation: The people and government of Tigrai seem to be prepared for any eventuality! I hope and pray war does not revisit our people but incase the gullible enemy thinks otherwise and ... it is a must the enemy knows the war would be fought elsewhere! Did Wedi Afeworki order an interview after seeing this? Zeru Hagos Feb 2020
Amid blackout, western Oromia plunges deeper into chaos and confusion The government is once more employing repressive tactics to try and stamp out a rebellion, but they may be having the opposite effect. After he was accused of being an insurgent, prisoner Gammachu Garomsa was reportedly beaten to death by Ethiopian security forces and his body thrown into the bush at Yubdo Kebele in Oromia. If Qerro can stand the "repressive" Hailemariam Desalgn regime and win how can it lack the power to stand against the 'reformist' Abiy regime? Jawar did you leave your fighting spirit in the States or with the laptop you gave to Lemma? " Ye jib chikul qend Yinekesla" alu ... the color revolution was not meant to bring democracy or empower citizens Jawar...! Why all the silence against such repression?
Interview with Wondewossen Kebede an Amhara and former TPLF Leader and Member during the struggle years. He shares his thoughts with Yayehsew Shemelis about Tamrat Layne, Shaibya and the current Amhara political leaders the likes of Gedu and Demeke - - Must Watch - Feb 2020
Cultural Power Gezaee Assefa Feb 12, 2020 - Almost every nation/society in the world is experiencing some kind of political, economic, ideological, social and cultural conflict. Today, these conflicts accelerate from time to time to when they are not forcefully addressed by a society. The common proposal for resolution is in one direction, a direction of self-empowerment and absolute power by one group over the other.
Happy 45! እንቋዕኣብፅሓኩም ኣብፅሓና! Milkias M Yohannes Feb 12, 2020 - Congratulations and happy 45th anniversary to the TPLF and the valiant fraternal people of TIGRAI! As an Eritrean admirer and witness to the heroic struggle and sacrifice of TEGADELTI TIGRAI and its people, I feel honored and privileged to say...
The Known Unknowns of Ethiopia's Defense Forces in the Upcoming Election Elias Dawit Feb 11, 2020 - It seems almost certain that Ethiopia is heading towards a cataclysmic turn of events-and sooner rather than later. Tensions are rising on a daily basis as triple threats of ethnic and religious conflict along with power struggles threaten to crack the foundation of the constitutional order and perhaps the integrity of the state itself. Like boxers posturing in their corners, Ethiopia's political actors have volubly expressed their vision of what the country should look like
Comments on Hedase Dam Awash Teklehaimanot, PhD, MPH Feb 11, 2020 - Great respect is due to the Ethiopian people who championed the construction of Hedase Dam, the commitment of the professionals in the area, in particular the Technical Team under the leadership of Engineer Shileshi and the overall government coordination of the project. This project would not have been realized had it not been for the commitment of every Ethiopian who pooled its resources for this important cause
Is Ethiopia a new Congo in the making? Yemane G Feb 10, 2020 - Some 4 years back, I was in one of the clinics in Addis. One of my clients was a hapless black woman in her forties with her two developmentally retarded girls. She had inconsolable tears of sorrow once she entered my room, deep in her heart was an agonizing pain, and her emotions have taken her. I emphatically soothed her, but can't hide the painful night after...
On Culture Aesop 08/02/2020 - Gen. Wedi Worede was right when he said: 'This generation is neither inferior nor superior to its predecessors!' This is best reflected in Tigrean art: the state of the art music videos we've been fortunate to see. The Selamawits', the Edens', the Mahlets', the Kibroms', the Muse Shakur's', the Awots', the Yapi Mapis', the Solomons', the Merkebs', the Waris', etc, etc. This generation of Renaissance has represented!
National pride, national shame When news broke last October that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed had won the Nobel Peace Prize, Ethiopians were somewhat divided. As could be gleaned from headlines, some must also have been ambivalent. Amid these diverse reactions, the strangest were those that tried to defend the award by equating it with national pride. Can the Nobel Peace Prize really serve as a source of national pride for Ethiopians?
'In good and bad times': Africa's biggest airline, Ethiopian, sticks by China's side Ethiopian Airlines has become the loudest proponent of sticking by China and keeping trade links open, even while six other African airlines including Kenya Airways and South African Airways have suspended their flights."Ethiopian Airlines serves countries in good and bad times," the airline's chief executive, Tewolde Gebremariam, told local media in Ethiopia this weekend.
We are pleasantly surprised the populist government has not forced the Airline to stop its daily flight to mainland China. One would expect Abiy to echo the decision of his handlers from DC! Does this mean Abiy is more worried about money than anything else? If so why doesn't he see the money Hedase Dam will generate in the future? Why is he allowing Egypt to control the Aby/Nile river?
Ethiopia and Eritrea: National Security, militarization and normalization predicaments
Meressa Tsehaye Gebrewahd Mekelle University 02-08-20 - Since May 1998, Ethiopia and Eritrea relation has been resulted in a structural national security crisis defined by two years' war, two decades of 'no war, no peace' stalemate and 'fragile normalization' since June 2018. Their security predicaments are basically results of antagonistic nation building, foreign and national security policies.
Have You No Shame? A reminder to Major Dawit Woldegiorgis (Part 1 of 2) Tibebe Samuel Ferenji 02/08/2020 -
There are times that you can't just ignore articles you read without responding to it. Particularly articles published with ill-will and with a preconceived design to simply demonize leaders who work tirelessly to make a positive change in our nation. It is particularly difficult to keep quiet when you read false allegations of genocide against a person recognized ...
To read Dawit Article: Time for Machetes
How the Ethiopian refugee policy and the mysterious "peace-deal" with Eritrea are driving fragility in Tigray Regional State? Tesfahun Abay 05-07-20 - As the data obtained from UNHCR indicates, Ethiopia hosts 905,831 registered refugees from 19 countries which is the second largest figure in Africa (after Uganda) as of 2018 of which Eritreans accounted for 19.2%. At the end of 2018, about 585,900 Eritreans (507,300 documented and 78,600 pending asylum seekers) were registered worldwide by UNHCR. Adding the 1.2 million Diaspora community, the proportion of Eritreans who live outside the country is estimated at about 30% of their population.
A drop in the bucket for disadvantaged creators In recent times, social commentary and movements are on the tide of the ill advantaged, sparking the conversation of equality and balance, but even in that sphere disabled and disadvantaged still lack access.
Around 10 million people – rougly 10 percent of the world’s population- live with a disability, around some 56% (almost 4 billion people) do not have access to the internet ...
All Tigreans and friends of Tigray residing in Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse are invited to the 45th anniversary of TPLF
Date/Time: Saturday, February 15, 2020 5:00-10:00pm
Place: Rustic Village apartments Community Room
999 E. Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14623 ------------
Was Abiy drunk when he asked TPLF to change its name and dissolve to PP? How could he not know TPLF is not a typical political organization? Surely he must have known TPLF was special where hundreds of thousands of Tegarus paid their life to nourish it and sustain it over the years. He should have known that the people of Tigrai have heavily invested in this organization, unlike others! People should not misunderstand the relationship the people of Tigrai have with this organization. Judging from Lekatit 11 event of this year, let alone the people living in Tigrai, even Diaspora Tegarus living from Vancouver to Australia, from London to Qatar and from Seattle to Boston are intertwined with TPLF. The people have a big space for TPLF in their hearts! Look for your self the many events scheduled for Lekatit 11 around the globe! Eternal glory to all martyrs! Aigaforum Feb 2020