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Interview with Cactus Disease Researcher Dr Sisay Woldegebriel from Mekelle University




BBC World Service NewsHour Interview with Abiy Berhane on El Nino - Jan262016


Tsenat Radio Interview with Amb Girma Birru

Interview covers about next month Africa America Business Summit in Ethiopia and More...


Mekelle University and TDA sponsored Elementary School Inauguration.
Mefsase Bahri South Tigrai Jan 2016



Tsenat Radio Interview with Amb Teshome Toga

Interview covers recent EU resolution and Anna Gomez Fiasco as well us Dr Berhanu Nega trip to Brussels...Must Listen!


WEF Africa debate: Turning Africa into a powerhouse


Ben's Point of View on the current crisis


The Story of TPLF Martyred Families
(Aigaforum Jan 17, 2016 ) - We understand Ethiopians cannot live in the past! We understand Tigreans must not live in the past! Ethiopians have paid dearly to attain the current peace - relative peace nonetheless! Tigreans have paid dearly and contributed beyond...for more


Diaspora Discussion On Good Governance issues in Ethiopia

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The discussion is the first installation of an on going discussion on good governance issues in Ethiopia. Aigaforum in cooperation with supporters and volunteers will bring you more in the future. Aigaforum hopes this will enrich the discussion back in Ethiopia and authorities will take some of the suggestions in to consideration!


Interview with Wro Aregash Beyene, Head of Tigrai Kilil Civil Service Bureau

The interview covers key takeaway from the recently held People's Conference on Good Governance, what the outcome will be and the likely next step(s) are.


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Ethiopia quietly dispels Africa myths
FOR many — in the West and SA — Ethiopia evokes images of all that is wrong with Africa: a hopelessly poor, backward and famine-prone country. But a book by Arkebe Oqubay, Made in Africa, dispels these myths and describes the quiet revolution that has been under way since the early 1990s — roughly the period since SA’s democratic transition.

From the Nile to the Amazon, climate change threatens hydropower
From the Amazon to the Nile to the Mekong, rivers are a lifeblood for many nations, filling taps and irrigation canals and generating hydroelectricity that is powering economic development..."The article cites a study that predicts the flow of Nile to decrease in few decades..."is this study something GOE needs to be prepared for given the ongoing discussion with Egypt and Sudan?

Ten Ideas to Expect From Ethiopian Government
Tibebe Solomon January 27, 2016- As Ethiopia is coming out of poverty, there are considerable new positive changes that are observed in the composition of its population

መግለፂ ቅዋም ተሳተፍቲ ህዝባዊ ኮንፈረንስ ሰናይ ምምሕዳር ዞባ መቐለን ዞባ ማእኸል ትግራይን
ያሬድ ኣለምሰገድ (ቢሮ ርክብ ህዝብን መንግስትን ክልል ትግራይ)01-27-16

Sharing: A case for the completion of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
The successful completion of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam should be a momentous event — not only for the country of Ethiopia, but also for the African continent, since it would mark the triumph of the largest hydroelectric project...

Is another revolution brewing in Egypt?
Five years after the Arab Spring, analysts say the conditions are in place for another uprising in Egypt."Why am I hearing calls for another revolution? Why do you want to ruin [Egypt]? I came by your will and your choice, and not despite it," Sisi told the hand-picked ...

Interview with Tigrai Health Bureau Head Ato Hagos Godefay

(Interview includes an update with Status of Adwa Hospiral)
Reportage from Alamata General Hospital Extraordinary Achievement


Made in Africa: manufacturing and economic growth on the continent
In this week’s episode, John Page, a senior fellow in the Global Economy and Development Program, assesses the potential role of several economic strategies in transforming Africa’s industrial development for the global economy.

Ethiopia’s Committed Expansion of Basic Services
Tihtna Belay 01-27-16

በሀገር አይቀለድም!!
ይነበብ ይግለጡ 01-26-16

ብሓባር ቕልፅም ህዝብና ሓይልታት ትምክሕቲ ክርትዑ እዮም
ገብረ ተስፋይ (ቢሮ ርክብ ህዝብን መንግስትን ክልል ትግራይ) 01-26-16

Promoting Ethiopia, Sustaining the Tourism Transformation
Sahle Taye 01-25-16 - Ethiopia’s tourism profile has been growing in the past years as it is observed in the international media coverage and reports. The progress is an outcome and a confirmation of the extensive works...

Imposing is Inherently Undemocratic
Gebre Selassie Araya 01-25-16 - Ideas of development and modernization are strongly linked to the dominant discourse of Western modernity. And many post-modernist scholars, such as Tucker...

Sugarcane Large Irrigation Schemes Easing Impact of El Nino
Ashenafi Demeke 01-25-16

Dilemma at the Core of the Transformation
The age-long development dilemma that is rebalancing immediate needs of society/economies with long-term ideals of building local capacity looks to be creeping up on the Ethiopian economy. One case in point, at least partially, is the recent debate regarding

AU-Ministerial Executive Council Meeting Scheduled to take place from 24 to 26 January 2016 in Mekele Ethiopia.
ብቢሮ ርክብ ህዝብን መንግስትን/ግዛቸው ግርማይ/ 01-24-16 - ኮሚሽን ሕብረት ኣፍሪካ “2016: ዓመተ ኣፍሪካ -ንሰብኣዊ መሰል ደቂ ሰባት ብፍላይ ድማ ጠመተ ንመሰል ደቂ ኣንስትዮ” ኣፍቲ ንሰብኣዊ ን ዴሞክራስያውን መሰላት ንዝወደቑ ሰማእታት ትግራይ መዘከሪ ኣዳራሽ ምስላጡ ናእዳን ክብርን ይግበኦ፡፡

Update on Drought Mitigation from South Tigray.
Aigaforum Jan 2016 - Our corespondent Tamrat Yemane reports from a location in South Tigrai to update us on the drought situation there. Tamrat interviewed the locals and below is the reportage. The area was also visited by President Abay Woldu recently to monitor drought mitigation efforts...   Reportage

መልካም አስተዳደር በትግራይ
ዘስላሰ ግደይ (መቐለ) 01-23-16
(The good governance conference that started at the Kilil level is continuing at Zonal and Wereda level.The City of Mekelle is going through the motion now. Transparency is crucial here! The public should know who was dismissed, jailed and reprimanded. Due to the nature of this campaign and its sensitivity we hope the government is keenly aware that innocent people are not hurt away from the limelight in the name of good governance!)
Press Release:The Whereabouts of More than 100 Eritreans Kunama is Unknown After the Eritrean Regime has Conducted a Mass Arrest
DMLEK 01-23-16 January 23, 2016

The Imperative to Include Mother Nature (Pachamana)In Our Moral Discourses
Tsegai Berhane (PhD) 01-23-16

Ethiopia: A Call For A Constitutional Reform
Teshome Abebe January 23, 2016 - A few days after the TPLF forces entered Addis Abeba in 1991, a lone tank rolled down a gravel highway from Kobo, a small town in Eastern Hararghe, West to a commercial town called Deder. Before entering Deder itself, the tank commander... [I respect Prof Teshome but couldn't follow his argument for the need of a constitutional reform? Every time OlF sneezes or Berhanu Nega shouts with his fishka from Asmara do we have to blame the constitution? Instead of asking EPRDF to do this and that first win an election come rain or shine! Then trigger the constitutional reform as a majority party! Otherwise asking EPRDF to do this and that is simply an extension of the old guard's mentality--that the boys and girls of the EPRDF are goat keepers who know nothing how to govern a country. I thought such thought was defeated fare and square over the last 25 years! Zeru Hagos 01-22-16].

EU announces €25 mln in humanitarian aid for Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, January 22, 2016 (FBC) – The European Union (EU) has yesterday announced a €77 million in humanitarian aid for the Horn of Africa region in 2016.Around one third of the funding (€25 million) will go to Ethiopia

ካፈርኩ አይመልሰኝ
አዲስ ቶልቻ 01-22-16

54 Capital Plans Ethiopian Pharma Factory After Deal
54 Capital, a London-based private-equity company, plans to build a new plant for Addis Pharmaceutical Factory within two years after investing $30 million in its seventh deal in Ethiopia, an executive said.The asset manager will also “quickly” increase the number of drugs produced in Adigrat in the northern Tigray region to 150 from 90,

Tax Free Terrorism, Part 3: Why is the U.S. Harboring a Terrorist?
By The Strathink Editorial Team Ethiopian satellite television (ESAT) announced that Berhanu Nega, self-confessed terrorist and leader of Ginbot 7, left Europe and arrived in the United States several days ago. Berhanu Nega was in Brussels at the misguided invitation...

European Parliament "resolution"(?) on the situation in Ethiopia
We thought the extremists have given up bothering the US Congress to pass any kind of resolution to help their cause against the Ethiopian government and instead have opted to try the " Haz ki Hiz"(Armed struggle) with the help of Ginbot 7! Little did we know they were also going to try the EU Parliament with the help of Anna Gomez! We hate to dampen their spirit but this too will be futile! Dr Tedros and his team should make sure the EU should not listen to OLF and its evangelical friends in Europe. We know the old lady is not going to win the EU Parliament heart! If there is to be a commission that is empowered to investigate it should be the government's own commission!

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