Ethio Forum: Commentary on Abiy govt and University Students - Jan 2020
DW TV: Ras Alula Aba Nega Documentary - Jan 2020
Message to Baytona, Salsay Woyane, TIM, Digital Woyane and Tigrai Activists!
Learn from the failures of Ethiopian oppositions. Although there are over one hundred political organizations in Ethiopia none of them are worthy of a dime. If they were, one of them would have assumed power by now given how rotten EPRDF has become over the last 5 years! Tigrai does not need this many organizations to become a prosperous or sovereign nation. Sit down and discuss thoroughly among you. Come up with a plan and road-map to compete with TPLF. There aren't that many gray areas where multiple organization is needed. Either enhance the developmental state model and work with TPLF or come up with a new plan so the people have a choice. Otherwise do not embarrass us by mimicking the dysfunctional Ethiopian myriad political opposition culture. Grow up, call a conference of all, and discuss your differences and form a strong opposition party in Tigrai. Aigaforum Jan 2020
Ethiopia embraces the power of positive thinking Ebba T, as he is known, is among the most prominent of a rising generation of motivational speakers and life coaches in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital. Their rags-to-riches parables offer hope to legions of frustrated Ethiopians. A few, like Ebba, have found fame on the airwaves. Some are YouTube gurus. A handful write books, while others start consultancies. All preach a message of individual uplift in a country burdened by poverty and ethnic divisions.
Read Also- Academics response to PM Abiy (Ph.D) sense of prosperity via positive thinking. Why positive thinking won't get you out of poverty In a recent article in the New York Times, the development economist Seema Jayachandran discusses three studies that used Randomised Controlled Trials (or RCTs) to understand the benefits of enhancing the self-worth of poor people
Several killed in Ethiopia stand collapse At least three people have died in Ethiopia after a wooden stand collapsed during a major Orthodox Christian celebration.Dozens more are injured and some reports put the death toll at 10. The stand was inside the Emperor Fasilides Bath where thousands were commemorating the baptism of Jesus for the Timkat festival in Gondar
Who is the official and the engineer who approved such a structure to be used? Is Gondar condemn to be a city of death and destruction? Yamal!
NATIONAL ELECTION CODE OF CONDUCT Yohannes Gebresellasie (Ph.d) Addis Ababa
01-20-20 - Our nation has concluded few national elections and is planning to conduct another national election soon. Whereas few electoral descriptions have been manifested as is the case in most elections anywhere, by and large, the government and the public at large should be congratulated for few successful electoral achievements.
Ethiopia to Cede 75% Right over the Blue Nile Water to Egypt and Sudan! Makonnen Tesfaye, 17 January 2020- The Abiy Government has already severely compromised the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) project by downsizing its energy generating capacity by 20%; undermining national industrial capacity and personnel; prolonging the filling period; unduly compromising on the independence of the operation, or management of the Dam; and allowing asymmetric third parties meddling to Ethiopia’s detriment. Furthermore and what is even much more detrimental to national interest and sovereignty is the ceding...
Announcing Convention of Ethiopian Multinational Federalist Forces (EMFF) February 8- 9, 2020 Atlanta GA.
The Organizing Committee of Ethiopian Multinational Federalist Forces announces a convention to be held in Atlanta to discuss the upcoming national elections and the future of the country. The convention will be a gathering of delegates of Ethiopian community organizations in North America that share a common history of the struggle for self- determination and now envision a democratic multinational federalist Ethiopia.
How Did We End Up in This Mess? Mahetot (1-19-2020) - I am Ethiopian, but not affiliated to any of the political organizations or parties and I am highly concerned about the way things are happening and managed in the country. I have number of questions, fear and anxiety (I really don’t want the system of Derg to come back).
Considering the current political issues of Ethiopia, I wish independent bodies give the Ethiopian people different view...
Abiy's high stake politics could trigger Yugoslavia type disintegration Berhane Kahsay 01-17-20 - Why oh why dose the TPLF commit the same faults ad nauseam, and never learns from its past blunders. Social media was replete with the news of Tigistu Awelu's resignation from the Federalist Forces Forum(FFF)claiming that this political platform was created to help the TPLF regain its 'upper-hand' in federal politics. By any parameters, Tigistu Aweluis a featherweight politician with no principles...
Tigray and Tigrayans the Past and the Future! Ermias Hailu, January 16, 2020 - The Persian religious leader Mani (who died in 274 AD) regarded the Axumite Empire as one of the four great powers of his time, alongside Persia (Iran), Rome and China. King Ezana’s stone inscription from around 300 AD, still standing in Axum as of today, also confirms Mani's claim about the Axumite Empire.
Open Letter to Dr. Debretsion Gebremichael: Destroy Eritrean Refugee Camps in Tigrai. Gebreselema Hailemichael 01-16-20 - To begin with I am someone who strongly opposed Woyanes and Shabia for separating Tegarus in Eritrea and in Ethiopia when Woyanes and Shabia were victorious over DERG in 1991. At that time, there was no one who can listen. But I was personally in pain about it. I could not see a vision in it. The reason I opposed the idea of separating Tigrigna speakers was..
Joint Statement of Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan, the United States and the World Bank Washington, DC - The Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Water Resources of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan and their delegations met with the Secretary of the Treasury and the President of the World Bank, participating as observers, in Washington, D.C. on January 13-15, 2020.The Ministers agreed to meet again in Washington, D.C. on January 28-29 to finalize a comprehensive agreement on the filling and operation of the GERD, and that there will be technical and legal discussions in the interim period.
Yap, the US has done it. It seems it has delivered the desired outcome to Egypt. What is left is who among the Egyptians will operate the dam and determine the day to day activity. Wuredet!
Ethiopia sets tentative August date for elections ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia proposes to hold its national vote on Aug. 16, the electoral board said on Wednesday
Although we are not sure why Birtukan choose this particular date since it is in the middle of the rainy season and a week where millions of Orthodox Christians fast and not to mention it is the week the much revered former PM Meles died, it is a start. Better late than never as they said. Birtukan or anyone working for this government will be remembered as the ones who destroyed Ethiopia if they fail to hold a free and fair election on time to save the country! Abiy and his hired adviser from abroad can not do it alone you all!
ELECTION THOUGHTS Yohannes Gebresellasie (Ph.d) Addis Ababa 01-15-20 - In any nation that claims to conduct free, fair and democratic national election, often times than not happens some discrepancies, fallouts and even fragrant irregularities that are regrettable. When such a situation happens, there are consequences some very grave and distractive that can bring chaos, anarchy, and lawlessness in a given nation and others a bit easier to correct.
Prosperity Party and the New Emerging Political Thinking on Ethnic Identity and Nation Building in Ethiopia Dr. Teshome Adugna 01-15-20 - Political party plays a pivotal role in the social and economic transformation of the given country and nationality. Parties are central to the functioning of representative democracy. Parties make democracy function by serving as intermediaries between the electorate and the state power (Gebremeskel Hailu and TeguaddaAlebachew, 2019). According to Michael Chege(2007) political parties are crucial actors in bringing together diverse interests, recruiting and presenting candidates and developing competing policy proposals that give people with a choice.
Ethiopia threatens to disintegrate amid creeping Balkanisation While Brits prepare for Brexit, in the Ethiopian lakeside city of Hawassa its residents have been grappling with similar concerns...A constant refrain among Hawassa residents and Ethiopians elsewhere is that political agitators - both homegrown and from the Ethiopian diaspora, returning after Abiy lifted bans on opposition groups - are generating and manipulating instability for their own ends.
'Locust invasion' forced Ethiopian plane to divert An Ethiopian Airlines passenger plane was forced to abandon its landing in eastern Dire Dawa city after hitting into what appeared to be a swarm of locusts, an airline spokesman has confirmed to the BBC.The spokesman did not give further details Imagine how much damage the locust is incurring on the local economy! And yet, the Ethiopian government is silent about it. Last time the swarm locust was seen in Tigrai the youth and local governments were on top of it and the locust was killed or disbursed without causing damage.
Ethiopian PM Abiy expects parliamentary election in May or June CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Ethiopia will hold a parliamentary election in May or June despite security and logistic concerns, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Sunday.
Someone needs to tell Abiy and Birtukan that postponing the coming election will be the end of Ethiopia as we know it. If that happens the Oromo elites will be fully responsible and history will remember them as such. We know for sure Tigrai is going it alone if the election does not happen on time! There is no room for negotiation on this, it is a principle stand for TPLF, the governing party in Tigrai! By now Abiy should know what 'principle' means to TPLF.
How Forced Labor in Eritrea Is Linked to E.U.-Funded Projects BRUSSELS - The European Union spent 20 million euros last year in Eritrea, hoping to help stem an exodus from the repressive African country, which is consistently one of its biggest sources of asylum seekers.The money, about $22 million, bought equipment and materials to build a road, a seemingly uncontroversial task. The catch?
Dear Aigaforum Admin: ON GERD Teame (From Addis Ababa, Jan 10, 2020) - Greetings from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I am a regular reader of articles posted on your website. I really appreciate your efforts to provide a forum for alternative views and contribute to informing the public about current realities in the country. The main stream media is wholly focused on building Abiy's image and his quest for publicity leaving aside all the critical issues the country faces at the moment.
Cornel West Interview
with Teodros Kiros Teodros Kiros: - I am privileged beyond description to attract the attention of one of the leading philosophers in the world today, Prof. Cornel West of Harvard University. Professor West has spoken at countless universities; his teaching positions have taken him from Princeton to Harvard...