Girmai Berhe : Commentary on 'Deputy President Debretsion (Ph.D.) Press Briefing July 18, 2020'
HakfenMedia : On Tigrai Election Jul, 2020
HakfenMedia : With Salsay Woyane Hayalu Godifay Jul, 2020
Tigrai TV : With Atakilti Embaye July 2020
Must Watch - According to Mr. Atakilti, Tigrai and its political organizations have one more chance to save Ethiopia. Ethiopia is doomed to fail unless Tigrai becomes the big brother to the nation and nationalities so they stand against the tyrannical and absolute dictatorship regime in Addis.
DW International- with Sekuture Getachew and Berihu Teweldebrhan - July 15, 2020
HakfenMedia : With Salsay Woyane Hayalu Godifay Jul, 2020
AAN.Media : With Hailemariam Tesfai from ENCDC Jul, 2020
The man is sick. HE IS NOW CALLING ETHIOPIANS ANTS?Ethiopians did not ask him nor elected him to lead them- right? Why doesn't he leave power if that is so? This must not pass unpunished, shame to the enablers of this regime and this man! [Zeru Hagos July 7, 2020]
Abiy and Gedu are claiming the Renaissance Dam has stored enough water during the initial filling period that Egypt, Sudan, and the USA have in no uncertain term said should not have started without an agreement.
First, If the two stooges think they have outsmarted the world by hiding the initial filling commencement they are mistaken. Ethiopia should not play hide and seek with such international players and national issues.
Second, the water stored today will be lost before any testing is done since Ethiopia can not retain it when the rainy season ends, and water flow is reduced. Come September Gedu's Lake will become a river unless the agreement is signed before.
Third, the only time Egypt will agree to fill the Dam at any stage is if and when Abiy agrees to its quota and Egypt has a say in the operation.
Ethiopians do not be fooled. Pay attention to the details of the agreement that will be signed soon.
Aigaforum July 22, 2020
Discussion with Sekutre Getachew and Berihu Tewldebrhan on human right violation in Ethiopia and Ethio-Eritrea relationship - July 21, 2020
Ethiopia says first year of Nile mega-dam filling 'achieved' Addis Ababa (AFP) - Ethiopia said Tuesday that its first-year target has been reached for filling a mega-dam on the Blue Nile River. The announcement from Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's office indicated enough water had accumulated to enable Ethiopia to test the dam's first two turbines..
It is a travesty when a leader of a country is lying a white lie! What has Ethiopia done to God to deserve such a leader? The government was telling the world it has not started the filling of the dam last week.- right? Also, the elevation of the landscape where the initial water will be stored is flat. It will not store enough water to do any meaningful testing. This is not a deep gorge dam. God have mercy on Ethiopia! Abiy is about to announce a complete control of the dam by the Egyptians! Wake up Ethiopians!! Zeru Hagos July 21, 2020
Proportional Representation Electoral System: Pathway to participatory democracy in Tigray Asayehgn Desta, July 21, 2020 - Defying Ethiopia's federal verdict and disregarding the decision passed by the National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) that the election date for the country's parliamentary and regional elections be postponed due to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the Council members of the Tigray Regional State-citing the Ethiopian Constitution-have passed...
One major step for Tigray & one giant leap for Ethiopia Hailemariam Abebe 07-21-20 - Make no mistake about it, this is the best of times for Tigray and not the worst! Do not get me wrong, I am aware of the dogs barking in our neighborhood. Nothing new on the latter though. Remember that these are the wailings of those undergoing anaerobiosis, the desperate and not only without ideas but without much time on the clock either.
Oromo Lawyers Association Letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee 07/19/2020 Dear Norwegian Nobel Committee,
Ethiopia, under your Nobel Laureate, Mr. Abiy Ahmed, is on the precipice of an all-out war laced with a series of atrocious crimes and crimes against peace.
We call upon the Peace Prize Committee to revoke the Prize awarded to Mr. Ahmed and correct the grave error of adorning an incompetent leader with the highest accolades of the emblem of peace.
Assena TV - With Getachew Reda, TPLF Executive Leader. July 19, 2020, A very informative discussion on Eritrea, Isaias Afeworki and TPLF.
Ethiopian farmers slaughter thousands of chicks as COVID hits demand ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopian poultry farmers have destroyed hundreds of thousands of chicks, as the sector reels from a collapse in demand from the hotel sector because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ethiopia's movement restrictions to try to contain the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, has led hotels in Addis Ababa to reduce operations ... And what is Abiy Ahmed doing to help in this regard? What can he bring from his recent visit to Eritrea, an impoverished country run by a despot? Nada, you say! Right you are!!
Account for all people arrested after Hachalu Hundesa's killing- Amnesty International! The authorities in Ethiopia must immediately reveal the whereabouts of dozens of politicians and journalists who were arrested alongside other people following widespread protests and violence on 29 June, Amnesty International said today.The killing of Hachalu Hundesa, a popular outspoken Oromo singer, sparked protests, some of which degenerated into intercommunal violence...
AI and HRW have nowhere to hide. Call a spade a spade and tell the world Ethiopia is run by a "gilgel" (young) dictator. Although we denounce Jawar and the many Oromo leaders' incarceration, AI, HRW and Jawar are equally to be blamed for what has besieged Ethiopia today. The color revolution did not work in Europe nor did it work in Egypt. Yet, it was prescribed for Ethiopia by AI, HRW, and the likes of Jawar.
DW TV - A stern warning by Tigrai National Government. July 17, 2020, A resolution passed unanimously by Tigrai parliament as read over DW TV- July 17, 2020
The Political Economy of the Emerging Neo-Neftegna State in Ethiopia Makonnen Tesfaye; July 17, 2020 - In the political economy and history of Ethiopia the Neftegna Stateand Order is the socio-economic and political system that prevailed in the Southern, Eastern and Western parts of the country (also extending to parts of the Welqait and Raya lands of Tigray) for over 100 years,spanning from Menelik to Haileselassie imperial eras. The political economy was based on modes of production and relations characterised by serfdom intermingled with features of slave economies.
Injudicious Politics, Ethnic Conflicts, and the Breakdown of Law and Order in Ethiopia Teum Mezgebo 17 July 2020 - Since Abiy Ahmed took the premiership in 2018, he is persistently preaching populist, antagonistic and injudicious politics against ethnic groups who advocate for self-determination and federal system. Prime Minister Abiy has rejected self-rule and federalism and he has been pressing ahead with his Medemer policy against the wishes of many ethnic groups. The Medemer policy is not designed...
Oromo and friends of Oromo public protest demonstration against Abiy Ahmed in Washington DC July 17, 2020, Few months after Abiy assumed power we were surprised by how fast the Tigreans people realized Abiy was not to be trusted. Almost all Tigreans detest the man after his ill-advised trip to the USA. Today we can safely say the Oromo people have also realized Abiy is not one of them. One by one the Nation and Nationalities of Ethiopia will realize Abiy is a populist person who is more interested in rebuilding Minilk palace more than Hedase Dam. Soon the color revolutionaries will run tail behind and abandoned Abiy.
DW TV(Amharic) - Tigrai Parliament Appointed Election Board - July 16, 2020, Memhir Muluwerq and W/ro Tsegereda were appointed as Commissioner and Vice-Commissioner, and Assoc Profes Meresa, Dr. Tsega, and Aite Mohammed as members.
What now? Aesop 07/16/2020 - Most people have formulated their own perspectives pertaining the mounting problems in Ethiopia. The political and social repercussions of post-Hachaallu assassination are clear to all. Perhaps, one factor many tend to overlook is the economic impact of the internet shutdowns. When Ethiopia shut down the internet for 30 days back in 2016, Brooking estimated that Ethiopia lost $8,539,355 in GDP.
Now, a Time to restore Axumite Kingdom using the Magic Article 39 Gebre Selema 07-14-20- I have to admit that I have always despised TPLF as myopic that squandered the blood of the poor, humble and selfless Tigreans youth who have given away their own precious lives so that their people will live with their heads up and free. I do not want to delve into the arduous bloody civil war Tigreans went through since everyone of us know and lived it till the end.
Violence in Ethiopia underscores unresolved ethnic tensions Oromia, one of the regions in Ethiopia's ethnically constituted federation and the country's most populated one, also happens to be the political constituency of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Unfortunately, the region is the country's biggest security challenge.
Rethinking the violence in Ethiopia Minga Negash 07-14-20 - Finding conflict monies and analysis of violence requires competency in the disciplines of forensic accounting, criminology and police science. Defining the term accountability as answerability, responsibility, and liability, there are at least five forms of accountability...
Tigray, Ethiopia: pathways to progress Community trekking is the latest development to emerge from the evolution of responsible tourism. The people of the Tigray region in northern Ethiopia have faith it will provide the sacred landscape with a blessed future
Tigray must invoke article 39 Senay Tewolde 7-12-20 - Notwithstanding that the national oppression in all its ugly and cruel forms had been there for over a century; notwithstanding that the people of Tigray had been treated as second class citizens and suspects in Ethiopia for decades, I still find it necessary to fully disclose that such a political and historical aspiration was unthinkable and alien for me until the last few years.
Defining PM Abiy Using DSM-5 G. Amare, July 12, 2020 - There is no saddest thing than seeing Ethiopia collapsing and sliding into a state of balkanization. And this is due to lack of a leader with clear vision and direction; and a leader capable of formulating and producing strategies and policies helpful to confront with Ethiopia’s real challenges upfront.
The Eritrean regime should not be allowed to starve its own People Petros Tesfagiorgis 07-13-20 - My condolence to the families and to the people of Ethiopian of the murder of the Oromo singer and activist Hachalu Hundessa. The Oromo youth rose up in protest. The reaction by the Government was severe, several people were killed, and properties destroyed and prominent politicians were arrested.
Tigray Adey: let it be at any cost! Hailemariam Abebe 07-12-20 - For the past some forty-five years, the top political leadership of the TPLF, had a sort of a gag order on Tegaru from advocating for their history. The gag order was something like “do not write the truth about our history or do not tell it like it is, for it would create animosity with others...
We started Aigaforum some 20 years ago right around the end of the Shaibya-Ethiopia war. One of the earlier songs we have on our page for a long time was "ክነዛርቦምኢና". As if our talented brother was reading our brain he has updated his old song. What a coincidence! We are entering a new chapter to defeat Derge 2.0. Enjoy ክነዛርቦምኢና 2.0. Thank You, Berhane Haile.