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Tigrai Parliament Resolution on the "Boundary and Identity Commission" passed by Federal Parilament
Mekelle, Tigrai Jan 26, 2019

These resolutions were passed by the legislatures of Kentucky and Virginia in response to the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 and were authored by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, respectively. The resolutions argued that the federal government had no authority to exercisepower not specifically delegated to it in the Constitution

Revisiting Chinese Transportation Projects in Ethiopia
Our opening lines last year about the Light Railway system in Addis were about the uniqueness of the project in sub-Saharan Africa – probably the reason why Addis officials decided to implement the project from Chinese money with Chinese companies. On the surface nothing has changed with the two lines (the green East–West and the blue North–South), but underneath there are a few things worth mentioning.
(In due time unless Ethiopians rise up to the challenge facing them, all of the development will be for nothing. The country will not manage to pay its debt due to the insecurity and ill-advised policy the neo-liberals are sanctioning on the country!)

Believe You Me, There is no Conspiracy against The People of Tigray
Ababiya Abalafa 1-25-19 - To read articles about the alleged marginalization of TPLF and the people of Tigray by the administration of PM Dr. Abiy has now become daily news. Those who write the articles seem to be sympathizers who strongly feel and concerned about the people of Tigray. There should not be any ill feelings about that. However, in so far as I am concerned, none of the articles, I would with all earnest say, convincingly...

MIT-MU Job Vacancy
Mekelle Institute of Technology-Mekelle University (MIT-MU) is preparing to open two postgraduate programs on Cybersecurity and Cybersecurity Management under the Department of Information. Technology in the incoming semester.

Ethiopia Export Income Drops 38%
Though the plan of the government for period was 1.96 billion, it has only achieved about 62% of its target, according to the report of the Ministry of Trade of Ethiopia. The Ministry has presented its report to the Parliament this morning.Compared to the previous year same period the income has declined by 10%. Ethiopian export income has been declining over the past several years from around $3.1 billion in 2010 to around $2.8 billion last year.
[It is sad to know the economy was doing better last year compared to this year! All this is telling us is the country is not doing better!]

Ethiopian Born LA-Based social entrepreneur Aida B Solomon Steps in to do more for Eastern African Creatives

Christine 1-24-19 - For a region still working to build its Economy, the Eastern African region has experienced its bouts of highs and lows, and has still successfully produced international stars like ...One of the latest rising influences from this region is Aida B Solomon, the Social-entrepreneur who was born to Ethiopian Immigrant Parents in Southern California. She has since secured Bachelors in Media from UC Irvine and Masters in Communications from University of Southern California.

Soft-Targets: The Predicament of non-TPLF member Tigreans in Ethiopia outside Tigray
Dr. Yohannes Aberra Ayele 1-23-19 - "Soft-targets" are people and things that are unprotected or vulnerable and "hard-targets" are those that are protected from attack. In the history of conflicts the enemies are more inclined towards attacking innocent non-combatants such as children, women, and the elderly rather than face the enemy head on in a hardware battle.

The Real Outrage
EsaTed 22/01/2019 - In the summer of 2012, I travelled to Ethiopia. I was in the country a couple of days when the passing of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi hit the airwaves. Disbelief, sadness, and shock were how I felt as a man who followed and admired the PM for his wisdom, commitment to the country, and relentless...

"ሀገራዊ ማዕቀፍአልባ ሀገር!!!"
ፀጋዝአብ ለምለም 1-23-19

Investment in irrigation is paying off for Ethiopia’s fast-growing economy
After rapid economic growth averaging 10% every year between 2004 and 2014, Ethiopia has emerged as an engine of development in Africa.This is clear from the government's blueprint to achieve middle-income status-or gross national income of at least $1006 per capita - by 2025. This would see a rapid increase in per capita income in Ethiopia, which is currently $783 ...
We hope the rapid growth is still continuing and not undermined by the ill-advised new ruler's populist policy! We are really afraid come next year Ethiopia's economy will shrink not grow!

Setting the Record Straight: Rejoinder to Gerager Zeberga's Amharic Article on Aiga Forum
By Ashenaf Zedebub 1-21-19 - An Article by Gerager Zeberga (presumably a pen name) appeared on Aiga Forum criticising the former Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn (HMD) for betraying Shiferaw Shigutie and SEPDM during March election of EPRDF Chairman. The writer also held Hailemariam responsible for the crumbling of the party and the Southern region of Ethiopia. Wether the region and the governing party in South are ...

The Journey of Ethiopian Airlines
Arkebe Oqubay and Taffere Tesfachew 1-21-19 - Despite sceptics who believed Ethiopia lacked the comparative advantage to adopt the latest aviation technologies, Ethiopian Airlines (EAL) has in the past seven decades narrowed the gap between itself and leading global players in the aviation industry by upgrading its technological, organizational, and management capabilities. This paper reviews EAL's journey to build ...

World's 26 richest own same as poorest half of humanity: Oxfam
The world's 26 richest people own the same wealth as the poorest half of humanity, Oxfam said Monday, urging governments to hike taxes on the wealthy to fight soaring inequality.A new report from the charity, published ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, also found that billionaires around the world saw their combined fortunes grow by $2.5 billion each day in 2018.

SebHidri Statement on TPLF-ADP and EPRDF Executive Statement - Jan 21, 2019
SebHidri 1-21-19

Ethiopian Constitution, the Flag, Map, and Federalsim
Mastewal 1-20-19 - There have been contentions to the Ethiopian present constitution and even the flag and its administrative arrangement in the way it is governed federally. In the forefront of these oppositions have been the political parties and the Ethiopian diaspora...

Facing populist assault, global elites regroup in Davos
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) -As the world's financial and political elites convene here in the Swiss Alps for the World Economic Forum, their vision of ever-closer commercial and political ties is under attack - and the economic outlook is darkening.

Curiosity at the edge: announcing the panel program for Tradeshift at Davos 2019
Although this year's event will not be as exciting as years before due to the Brexit and Trump America first populist agenda, the event is still expected to draw many internationally known personalities. According to fanabc news, Abiy will make a speech at the event! His name is not listed as a speaker! Perhaps, he is one of the unnamed guests at the following panel on Africa - 'China at the edge of Africa: 4 Perspectives.'

Transforming Ethiopia's Developmental State Model for the Future
Desta, Asayehgn, Sarlo Distinguished Professor 01-19-19 - Development role of the state with little reliance on market forces was used as the cornerstone for the renaissance of the economically successful Northeast Asian countries, such as Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan (Zhang, 2018, Ricz, 2016). Following the spectacular growth of many economies in East Asia, developmental state is increasingly gaining ground in sub-Saharan Africa...

Call For Papers: Six Tigrai Languages Symposium

Six Tigrai Languages Symposium Jan 2019

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