Justice for Kaleb! On March 6, 2019, Kaleb Belay was violently gunned down by a Philadelphia Police Officer in front of his West Philadelphia home. As a result of the the six bullets that riddled his body, Kaleb sustained...More
Unity and Peace Forum- London March 17, 2019
Dear All, as you know preparation is underway to host the Grand Tigrai conference in Mekelle from 29 July to 3rd August 2019. To make this discussion more inclusive and reflective of diverse views you are all kindly requested to complete the online survey by clicking the link below. The deadline for completing the survey is mid- April. The organizing team wishes to take this opportunity to thank you for your time!
Getachew Reda with WaltaTV - March 13, 2019
Guardian Of Treasure Part 3
Update: CEO Tewelde Latest briefing on the accident. March 12, 2019
Minister Fetelework On the Occasion of Lekatit11- Addis Ababa March 3, 2019
Ethiopian to Launch Flight Services to Istanbul Addis Ababa: 19 March 2019 Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, is pleased to announce that it has finalized all preparations to launch a direct thrice weekly flight to Istanbul, Turkey as of April 1, 2019.
OPEN LETTER to Dr. Debretsion Gebremichael Regional President of Tigrai Asegedech Mekonnen MARCH 18, 2019 - As a way of introduction, I would like to convey my sincere appreciation for the mature, principled, and strategic leadership role you are playing in Tigray in particular and in Ethiopia in general. Those vast majorities of Ethiopians who have benefitted from self-rule are within your circle of influence. When push comes to shove the only shelter for them is the federal system and the constitution.
Can Ethiopia deliver a credible census? Yohannes Kinfu 3-18-19 - Ethiopia is preparing for its 4th population and housing census planned to be held early next month. The past three censuses were conducted in 1984, 1994 and 2007. While the results of the 1984 and 1994 censuses attracted less scrutiny, at least in the public domain
The Cambridge Analytica scandal changed the world - but it didn't change Facebook
A year after devastating revelations of data misuse, Mark Zuckerberg still hasn't fulfilled his promises to reform. It can be hard to remember from down here, beneath the avalanche of words and promises and apologies and blog posts and manifestos that Facebook has unleashed upon us over the course of the past year, but when the Cambridge Analytica story broke one year ago, Mark Zuckerberg's initial response...
AN ALTERNATE INTERVIEW WITH PRESIDENT ISAIAS Ezana Sehay 2019-03-16
On November 4, 2018 President Isaias of Eritrea conducted an interview with the state media. At the time we were told that was first part to be followed with part two soon after. Nevertheless, that never materialized. As for the reason why, we can only speculate: After watching and reading the overwhelming negative...
Investigators find 2nd piece of key evidence in crash of Boeing 737 Max 8 in Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia- A new piece of evidence found by investigators on the ground here suggests the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed Sunday may have had a problem with a new flight-control system also suspected in the crash of a Lion Air flight in October.It is the second piece of information suggesting similarities between the two crashes involving Boeing 737 Max 8 jets.
READOUT OF PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP'S CALL WITH THE PRIME MINISTER OF ETHIOPIA:
President Donald J. Trump spoke by phone with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy about the tragic crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302. The Prime Minister offered his condolences to the families and friends of the eight Americans killed and thanked President Trump for U.S. assistance in investigating the incident. The President reiterated his sorrow over the loss of life and underscored America's commitment to work with the Government of Ethiopia - a longstanding partner and friend of the United States- and international civil aviation authorities to determine the cause of the crash.
The above is what the white house said however fanabc in itsAmharic translation added the following out of the blue!
. It is really embarrassing FANBC has become such a laughing media outlet to simply please the Abiy government! Dear FanaBC and WaltaINFO, as a one-time EPRDF supporter like yourself, we are really EMBARRASSED BY WHAT YOU HAVE BECOME!
Shadow falls over Ethiopia reforms as warnings of crisis go unheeded In southern Ethiopia, tens of thousands of people are enduring what aid workers say is a full-blown humanitarian crisis. But the government of the new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, appears not to be listening. It is a stain on the record of an administration that...
We knew once the Abiy government started warming up with dictators, color revolutionary gurus, and oil-rich monarchs, Ethiopia's development was in trouble. What we did not know was how fast the country was going to disintegrate and face famine and civil war. It seems the 11th hour is here! The people of Gedo are starving! And no one least the Southern Nation government is shouting out loud for help! Sad.
Boeing 737 Max Hit Trouble Right Away, Pilot's Tense Radio Messages Show By Selam Gebrekidan and James Glanz March 14, 2019 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -The captain of a doomed Ethiopian Airlines jetliner faced an emergency almost immediately after takeoff from Addis Ababa, requesting permission in a panicky voice to return after three minutes as the aircraft accelerated to abnormal speed, a person who reviewed air traffic communications said Thursday.
Spill over Effect of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Berhane Berhe Tesfaye 3-14-19 - The Nile water resource has been a source of misunderstandings and conflicts among the down and upper stream states for centuries especially between the successive governments of Ethiopia on the one hand and Egypt and Sudan on the other. However, especially after the introduction of the Nile ...
Book Review: "Erkab Ena Menber" Assefa A. Lemu 3-13-19 - The book titled "Erkab Ena Menber" was written in Amharic language by DRAZ and published in 2017. The book has four parts and seven chapters. The author used penname called DRAZ and there is a widely held postulation that this name is...
IFC funds Gebeya Inc. to train 500 women developers in Ethiopia Gebeya, a Pan African Education Technology and Online Job Placement Company and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group through the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative, or We-Fi program, today signed a $500,000 advisory services agreement to implement the Digital Gender-Ethiopia Program aimed at ...
This is to update you that the upcoming Tigrai Grand Conference has been decided to be from July 28-August 1 (5 Days) in Mekelle. The starting date was previously advertised as July 29, but now it will start on July 28 (one day earlier). Hence, please mark the date in your calendar as JULY 28- AUGUST 1, 2019 in Mekelle, Tigrai.
N.B: We kindly request all of you to forward this updated message to all relevant colleagues, friends, and other potential stakeholders.