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Gibe 3 Hydro Dam Status - June 2015

Would the Naysayers and International running dogs who opposed the dam from day one throw the towel and move on? We hope the pictures tell these people the end is here...(picture courtesy of FGCAO)



Prof Merga Interview at Switzerland Paltalk Room


(Aigaforum)06-08-15 - Prof Merga Chairman of Ethiopian Election Board gave civic Lesson to Ethiopian Online community at Switzerland paltalk room. Ethiopia is blessed to have such great statesman. Even though the online community is infested with many extremist who are not interested in building democratic Ethiopia the professor explained in detailed the current election and how much Ethiopia has come forward.

See Also: Comment from Reader


Have Your Say! : In defense of Diaspora
I would like to open a small dialogue concerning Diaspora in the eyes of our people in Ethiopia including government employees....To Leave Your Comment and
Have Your Say!


Investor Crying out Loud: Response from Different Officials In Mekelle - June 2015

Latest information we have is Samuel and officials are talking in good terms and the resolution may be near.
For the record: The reason Aigaforum proactively brought the issue was not for any political reason. It was primarily done so officials in all level were aware and our sincere desire to see our mother country as the best place to invest.


Tender No.ICB-003/2007: Preparation of strategic plan and organizational structure
Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation invites interested and eligible bidders to bid for preparation of Ethiopian broadcasting corporation strategic plan (2008 E.C to 2012 E.C).


Ethiopian Election Board Briefing with Journalist - June 2015


Interview with Alem Fesha from Meshekit - Jun 2015



News, Analysis & Articles

Diaspora Day and Oromia Diaspora Festival
Do you know Ethiopia will hold National Diaspora Day from Nehasie 6 to 10 this year? Do you Also Know Oromia will hold Oromia Diaspora Festival from Hamlie 27 to Nehasie 4? Indeed both events will happen this year according to many Ethiopian Embassy websites around the world but if you check which is linked to the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry Website you wouldn't know! May be the webmaster running the website is on Leave but the page is down. We thought the page was created to reach the Diaspora! Please contact your nearest Ethiopian Embassy to find more about discount airfare if you plan to travel.(All dates are in EC) Aigaforum June 11, 2015

Ethiopia readies record $11 billion budget for fiscal year from July
ADDIS ABABA, June 9 (Reuters) - Ethiopia's government on Tuesday proposed a 223.3 billion birr ($11 billion) budget for the fiscal year starting on July 8, up nearly 20 percent from the previous year to fund spending on development

Africa tracks: construction of key Djibouti-Ethiopia rail line to finish
Djibouti's President Ismail Omar Guelleh and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn will attend the ceremonial laying of the last track in the 752-kilometre (481-mile) railway, financed and built by China, linking the port capital of Djibouti ...

አኮን ወዲ ሓፍቲን ኩሎም እንዶ ሓንቲን
ካብ ተጋዳላይ ግደይ ሃይሉ 06-09-15

(Response to "open Letter to Gen Barnabas")

Ethiopia: the Cradle of Mankind and Civilization
Gebremedhin Gebru 06/09/15

Mekelle University Vacancy Announcement for recruitment of managing directors through ECBP
Mekelle University (MU) is one of the leading Higher Education Institutions in Ethiopia. The University is based in Northern part of Ethiopia, enrolling about 33,000 students

Eritrea ruled by fear, not law, UN says
Eritrea's government may have committed crimes against humanity, including a shoot-to-kill policy on its borders, a UN investigation says. "It is not law that rules Eritreans - but fear," says the report, which details extrajudicial killings, sexual slavery and enforced labour. See Also: Statement to media by Ms. Sheila B. Keetharuth the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea

Why The Economist want to meddle too low in Ethiopian domestic politics
E. Dawud June 8, 2015 - The Economist, with more than its 2 million weekly subscribers, is one of the best informed news magazine in the world. Even with its naïve European view, for several decades...

Embracing China's "New Normal"
Will the new normal include internationalizing chinese manufacturing industry searching for cheap labour thus benefitting countries like Ethiopia?


New 'Cape to Cairo' free trade pact hailed as Africa milestone
Cape Town (AFP) - The launch of a free trade agreement by three African economic blocs...Member states will range from relatively developed economies such as South Africa and Egypt to countries including Angola, Ethiopia and Mozambique, which are seen as having huge potential growth.

Dazzling jewels from an Ethiopian grave reveal 2,000-year-old link to Rome
Spectacular 2,000-year-old treasures from the Roman empire and the Aksumite kingdom, which ruled parts of north-east Africa for several centuries before 940AD, have been discovered by British archaeologists in northern Ethiopia.

Travel... Enchanting Ethiopia
No longer off the beaten tourist track, Ethiopia is now a direct flight from Dublin.

See Ethiopia's capital, think Dubai

Emirates is both an inspiration and a competitor for Ethiopian Airlines, which seeks to benefit from a major government drive to promote investment in tourism.

Ginbot 20 Colourfully Celebrated at the Ethiopian Embassy in London
Ethiopian Embassy in London, June 7, 2015

Africa's Richest Man Commissions $500 Million Cement Plant In Ethiopia
Dangote Cement, the cement producer controlled by Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, has commissioned a $500 million cement plant in Ethiopia.The cement plant which has an installed capacity of 2.5 million metric tonnes per annum...[We wonder what the extremists will say about this news. Would they tell us Mr Dangote is also a Woyane and bad business man to invest in Ethiopia which they think is a 'failed state'?]

Eritrea's Duplicity cannot be Concealed
Tsehaye Debalkew, Washington DC, June 6, 2015

Ethiopia’s Hot, Nigeria’s Not, for Investors Targeting Africa
Africa has a hot new investment destination and it’s not Nigeria.The buzz at the World Economic Forum on Africa, an annual summit of the continent’s rich and powerful, is all about Ethiopia

'The Means Justify the Ends': general truth so far, will it prove wrong for Ethiopia’s Opposition?
Asaye Alemayehu, 5- 6-15 - Italian philosopher, Niccolo Machiavelli, has popularized the phrase “The Means Justify the Ends” in his book entitled as The Prince. The moral value of this proverb, one may guess, dictates to the necessity of making sure our steps right,

President Isayas's War on Truth
Ezana Sehay 6/5/2015 Few days ago, I watched a two part documentary prepared by and aired on EBC [Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation] on the situations of Eritreans as told by Eritreans themselves....

Every Ethiopian citizen is a ‘spy’ — Ambassador Dina
Why are terrosrist rining roughshod over Kenya while Ethiopia, with a longer border with war-torn Somalia, is not troubled? Ethiopian Ambassador to Kenya Dina Mufti spoke to Mwaura Samora on how they have outmaneuvered terrorists...

Mrs Nardos Bekele-thomas,UNDP Kenya Resident Coordinator has won African women Excellence Award
Eth Embassy Narobi 06-05-15 - The African Women of Excellence Awards (AWEA) Committee, have selected Mrs Nardos Bekele to receive this year’s Women of Excellence” Award.The Award was conceived as a platform to recognize Women of Africa and the Diaspora...

ጓጓና ብዙሕ እዩ!!
Musie 06-05-15

A Week in the Horn 5.6.2015
MoFA 06-05-15

Ethiopian National Day, 24th Ginbot 20 Anniversary and the 50th Anniversary of Ethiopia-Australia Bilateral Relations Celebrated at a Colorful Event in Canberra
Eth Embassy Canberra 06-05-15

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