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
DW TV (Eiyeta): WithSekuture Getachew and Berihu Teweldebrhan - July 28, 2020
Tweedledum Tweedledee! Temsgn Kebede 7-28-20 - Just because the PM speaks Tigrigna does not mean he has the heart and mind of the Tirigrian mass in as much as he speakers Afan Oromo sweet words but impels the spears and daggers through the Oromo hearts and livers as we speak. He has forgotten at a time of crisis action speaks louder than words but...
An Open Letter All Amhara Elites and Scholars Gebre Selema 7-28-20 - I left Ethiopia in 1991. Thus I have been living outside Ethiopia for the past 29 years. Almost there are nothings I have not seen under the sun both good and bad. I have buried many young Ethiopians including Eritreans in that process. I am lucky I am alive today. Three of the big problems I have struggled to live with outside Ethiopia are not related to my new home country, but heavy backward baggage...
Tigrai TV (Amharic ): On Tigrai Election, Hedase Dam, Qerro Politics and More! - July 27, 2020
UN Socio-economic Assessment of COVID-19 in Ethiopia Ethiopia faced the onset of the crisis with clear strengths. It had an excellent long-term track record of economic growth, major improvements in infrastructure, poverty reduction and social development.Ethiopia, however, also faced some major vulnerabilities.Social unrest, triggered by longstanding issues that could now be aired in a more open civic and political environment, had led to conflict, the loss of lives and property and, at the last count, 1.7 million internally displaced persons
Human Cabrito Prehistoric Chinese Style! Yared Huluf 7-26-20 - You do not have to be anybody or anything but yourself to understand this basic fact, it comes with life as a child would not need any schooling to understand that s/he needs milk to survive at the initial stage of his or her life. Most if not all Tigrains understand the shortfalls of TPLF but all also know that at this point in time the TPLF is not a threat they have to be worried let alone rise against it, far from it. The people understand and know well who poses an existential threat.
Political turmoil caused by election delay There are signs that Ethiopia is sliding dangerously backwards, particularly on security and democracy. The country has seen worsening levels of militant ethno-nationalism and inter-communal violence, a dangerous standoff between the federal government and Tigray region, and an increase in politically motivated deaths.
There is no place left for Abiy to hide internationally. AI, HRW, and now Chatham House have reported about Abiy and his fake and failing reform agenda. Add to this the persistent Oromo demonstration across the globe, the 7th King is naked! The problem is, Abiy thinks Isaias Afeworki is covering his back thus he is still dressed.
Ethiopian government restores Internet after weeks of blackout during deadly protests Internet was finally restored by the Ethiopian government on Thursday, following weeks of blanket shutdown as unrest punctured much of the East African nation."First off, there is no legal ground for the government in Ethiopia to shut the Internet," one journalist tweeted. "Threat to national security is usually the presumed excuse, but in no way can the violence of this month be near to that level of a threat."
DWTV (Amharic ): Looser News (Poem) - July 25, 2020
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.
Remembering Meles and Eng Semegnew Zeru Hagos, July 22, 2020 - I was sad to learn the meaning behind "ኢትዮጵያ አገሬ ሞኝነሽ ተላላ የሞተልሽ ቐርቶ የገደለሽ በላ
." Atse Yohannes died defending the country from foreign aggressors but never got the respect he deserves like Atse Minilik.
Ras Alula the renowned African General was known more internationally...More
Tigrai TV (Amharic News): OLF and OFC vow to coordinate their struggle with Federalist Forces and Ledetu Ayalew was taken to jail from his residence - July 24, 2020
GERD Filling Up: Ethiopia must celebrate the late PM Meles Zenawi Yohannes Aberra, PhD 07-23-20 - The somber mood induced by the Corona pandemic and the tragic violence of the past week has been brightened by the news of the start of the filling up of the GERD. Every time some significant milestone is reached that could elevate Ethiopia our attention is normally focused on who were the initiators and leaders whose dedication was instrumental for the great achievement.
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.
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
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.
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...
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.
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.