Somali Ethiopians fighting for Ethiopia's Unity and for the respect of the federal system is one of the biggest achievement of the EPRDF. It is understandable now why extremists and even western enablers have been crying a crocodile tear over Ogaden over the years and why the recent mass killing was ordered!
Current Status of Jijigga University - Reportage Dec 2017
Ethiopia among 17 economies to grow faster than China – PwC Ethiopia is among the 17 economies that will grow faster than China in terms of Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) in 2018, according to projections of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Global Economy Watch.The other countries include India, Ghana, and the Philippines, New Telegraph reported.
On Nation Building- From Sheger Radio Jan 2018
(A reading of Dade Desta and Medhaniye Taddesse taken from Discourse magazine!)
TPLF and Federalism in the Age of Anxiety Aynalem Sebhatu 01-01-18 - On the global stage, the proliferation of social media across poor and rich countries of the world has attracted the attention of countless nationalist movements, political extremists and fringe groups as their blunt instrument for advancing their projects. Indeed, I feel that Trump's victory of the American election, the withdrawal of the British from the EU (Brexit), the surging of Scottish...
Ethiopia to free jailed politicians to foster national reconciliation: PM ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia will release and pardon dissident politicians jailed on criminal charges, its prime minister said on Wednesday -- an unexpected shift in stance from a government routinely accused by rights groups of using security concerns to stifle dissent.Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, whose administration denies crushing peaceful opposition, said the move was intended to "foster national reconciliation".[The EPRDF govt is doing all it can to bend backward to move the democratic process forward!This is not the first time the govt is releasing " political prisoners"! Too bad its opponents are doing everything they can to derail the democratic space.
Macron wants anti-'fake news' law in 2018 PARIS (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday he would overhaul French media legislation this year to fight the "fake news" spread on social media which he said threatened liberal democracies.Since he was elected last year, Macron has criticized Russian media...
"Smelling the Breeze" (Sham el-Nessim) Amen Teferi 01-02-18 - Egypt and Ethiopia have a long history of rancor over the Nile River, but now they are trying to settle their longstanding disagreement through negotiations that is frequently punctured with tensions and suspicions.
Omo Kuraz #2 Sugar factory Started Production Jan 1, 2018 - After a rain delay of six months the Chinese built sugar factor has started production. This will go along way to satisfy the growing demand of Sugar in the country.
Ethiopian Mobile Application is Up & Running Addis Ababa, 2 January 2018 - Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, is pleased to announce that it has availed its mobile application in the apple store and Google Play for customer to download ...
Charming and Challenging Times Amen Teferi 01-02-18 - Life under the EPRDF’s Ethiopia is both charming and challenging. It is charming because the federal-democratic system that EPRDF put in place has not only avoided the intractable civil war that has ravaged the country
Ethiopia: Crisis in the land of the economic miracle Journalist Martin Plaut considers this to be the beginning of the problems facing modern Ethiopia. "The TPLF and Meles Zenawi were never prepared to allow democracy and real federalism," he told DW. But the focus on ethnic differences in the constitution has not been without consequence:"As soon as you increase the focus on ethnicity and make ethnicity the basis of the state, you basically stoke up ethnic tensions," said Plaut.br>