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"Tigray people's destiny in their hands": In theory not in practice
Yohannes Aberra, PhD 03-08-20 - It is customary among TPLF leadership to make bold statements without caring a bit about what the general Tigray public opinion is. Such things as "We have evaluated and criticized ourselves for neglecting the people of Tigray, for rampant corruption and maladministration", implying that no more talk about it...

The Essentials of Woyane II Part II
Mogos Abraham, PhD 07 Mar. 2020 - Happy birthday, Woyane II, you're now 45 years old! You are a senior in all senses of the word: an accumulated knowledge capital, heroism, and a unique strategic capacity to build an effective political governance system make you a feared-dynamic force.For those social media cavaliers - the self-serving arrogant, dismissive, chauvinist human elements, who refuse to accept this truth...

SEED 2020 Visionaries' honorees
The Society of Ethiopians Established in the Diaspora (SEED) is one of the longest serving Ethiopian nonprofits in the United States. SEED dedicated the year 2020 to honor and recognize the remarkable accomplishments of visionary leaders.SEED 2020 Visionaries' honorees are:Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Mr. Tekalign Gedamu, Mrs. Freweini Mebrahtu...

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My Take on the Arab League Statement in Support of Egypt
Hedase Ethiopia 03-08-20 - The 153rd Arab League Executive Council (Foreign Ministers) issued a statement crafted by Egypt in support of one of its members, Egypt, in regards to the ongoing negotiation on Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam(GERD). Understandably, it attracted an immediate and fierce reaction on social and mainstream in condemning this highly flawed announcement.

Ethiopian Continues Inspiring African Girls with 6th Consecutive All-women Operated Flight
Addis Ababa, 08 March, 2020 - Ethiopian Airlines has made yet another history on 7 March, 2020 operating an all-women functioned flight to Washington DC. Africa's Largest Aviation Group and SKYTRAX Certified Four Star Global Airline has scored the all-female flight crew feat highlighting ...

North Star Trade Share Company Vacancy announcement
North Star Trade Share Company is legally registered company in Ethiopia to be mainly engaged in transport and logistics (including air transport) sector. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to be selected by the Board of Directors is the top operational decision maker in the company. Chief Finance & Adimn. Officer (CFAO) is responsible for undertaking various accounting and reporting functions across the company’s business. All applicants who fulfill the requirements are invited to send their complete CV, academic credentials to

Unlawful Arrests Reminiscent of Ethiopia's Unchanged Politics : OLF Chairman
Addis Abeba, March 06/2020 - The Chairman of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) Dawud Ibssa, has told Addis Standard that he was deeply disappointed with the security forces’ recent arrests of nine OLF party members and leaders. The group were rounded up on 29 February from a gathering at a house in Addis Abeba..
Unfortunately, the Oromo people have not had a reliable and leading political party. The OLF with all its acclaims has not been able to lead the Oromo people as a vanguard political group. If it was, Jawar nor Abiy wouldn't become key figures of the Oromo people. The OLF is mistaken to hope for this long for a smooth transition in Ethiopia under Abiy. Abiy's only interest is power consolidation. The OLF needs to wake up and join the Federalist Forces with no qualms now.

US ready to back Ethiopian reform with $5bn investment
The US is ready to invest $5bn in Ethiopia through its newly created International Development Finance Corporation in an effort to support private-sector reform and counter China's influence in one of Africa's fastest-growing economies....
This is a typical carrot and sticks pressure tactic powerful nations use to coerce poor nations. All indications are the Trump administration will lose the election next November. Nothing promised by Trump today will stick. It is for sure the incoming administration will scrutinize all international deals the Trump administration has signed or not signed! Ifanyone from the Abiy government is reading us, do not sign the Nile agreement as is hoping for more economic aids from the Trump administration. The Dam is more important than the 5 billion loans that may never come!

Strategically Misdirected and MisalignedGERD Negotiation
Makonnen Tesfaye; March 4, 2020 - The fundamental weakness of PM Abiy Ahmed's negotiation strategy over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and the underlying and larger issue of the equitable and reasonable allocation of the shared water of the Blue Nile has been vividly exposed by the current negotiation impasse, which is characterised by the PM's request to postpone the negotiation process at the 11th hour; the unveiled threats against Ethiopia by the US and Egypt; and the absence...

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: The Ethiopian at the heart of the coronavirus fight
What a challenge to be the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) in the time of the coronavirus. The entire planet hanging on your every word, addressing daily press conferences at the headquarters in Geneva to detail an ever-increasing number of cases in an ever-increasing number of countries..
Dr. Tedros and his team at WHO is doing a wonderful job containing this virus. China is not your typical country where you can march in, yet, Dr. Tedros managed to talk to the Chinese early on to coordinate the awareness of this pandemic worldwide. We hope the vaccine that will cure this disease is not that far!

Dictator Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia should be brought to justice for committing treason, genocide and war crimes.
Tadele Girmay 03-03-2020 - Since 1991, following the fall of the fascist military junta that ruled for 17 bloody years and with the advent of the victorious Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) in power, Ethiopia has adopted a new federal constitution and developmental-state economic policies that led the country to be on a progressive path. The country has held four consecutive elections...

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ከኡስማን ሙሉዓለም03-03-2020

Trump tells Sisi U.S. to pursue efforts for deal over Ethiopia dam: Egypt presidency
CAIRO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told his Egyptian counterpart Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi in a phone call on Tuesday that Washington will keep up efforts for a deal between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan over an Ethiopia Nile dam, the Egyptian presidency said.
We pray our Amhara politicians will not commit another Wuchale! Ethiopians should not allow Abiy to sign this deal regardless of the pressure coming from DC! They should not be fooled by the pressure since it is not real. The pressure is an excuse for Abiy to use so Abiy signs the deal. We know Trump does not care about a "shit hole" country in Africa, right!

Find A Compromise under International Law, Much Less Costly Than a Cost of War
Tekleab Shibru Associate Professor of Geomatics, Chicago State University 03-03-2020 - Following Ethiopia's decision to skip the Nile Dam talk, and agreement that would affect Ethiopia's right to use its natural resources, news from Egypt has been sensational and reckless. Just today a newspaper known as "Egyptian independent" and "Egypt today" came out with headlines entitled as, "Egypt warns Ethiopia not to start filling GERD under any..."

Mathza March 2nd, 2020 - Nowadays we hear and read about the good old days. Some individuals and groups downplay and deny the denigration, sufferance, discrimination, land dispossession, etc, that the nations and nationalities had experienced during the Zemene Mesafint and imperial regimes. Were not these among the reasons for ending the rule of the imperial regime in 1974? This article attempts to show what happened in Ethiopia, in general, and in Tigray...

Buying Time for GERD Negotiations: Better Late Than Never
Asham Hagere 03-02-20 - Ethiopia's request for more time to consult on the GERD negotiation came late but better than never. It was late because the negotiation entered into a complicated stage and no one knows how the request for more time would be taken by the powerful country hosting the negotiations and by the other negotiating parties. As it was feared, the latest unilateral statement by the Treasury secretary clearly...

A government destine to cause so many problems, but with no accountabilities!
W.Yilma 3/1/20 - The current political crises in Ethiopia are man-made, created mainly by the government in power. This does not mean to undermine the contributions of others in aggravating the situation. When we talk about Ethiopian politics, we are directly talking about the elites which mean, the "intellectuals" who are actively participating in the daily political activities of the country. In most cases it is unfair to generalize...

13 Canadians detained in Ethiopia: Humanitarian organization
Thirteen Canadians who work with an Alberta-based humanitarian organization are among 15 people detained in Ethiopia, the charity said Saturday...
Where are these people detained? Has the country collapsed or is this a slap to PM Justin Trudeau's face who recently visited the country?

Nile has been a free-lunch for Egypt, it will be super-duper free-lunch with Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
Tekleab Shibru Associate Professor of Geomatics, Chicago State University Feb 29, 2020 - In economics, "Free-Lunch" depicts a condition where goods and services are attained without any cost an individual. Normally, such investment or condition is none-existent and often the situation come to being when someone else is carrying the cost. It could also be that expenses are obscured or not clearly understood. Out of the total water budget of the Nile watershed...

Election Campaigns and Voters' Responsibilities for Ethiopia's 2020 Election
Assefa A. Lemu 02-28-20 - The National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) announced that the sixth round of Ethiopia's General Election will be held on August 29, 2020.The previous five general elections which were held in 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015 were criticized for not being free, fair, and transparent. Could this year's general election in Ethiopia be different from the previous general elections? Are the political parties ready for the election? Do they have alternative and better policies to improve the lives of Ethiopians?

Preaching unity but flying solo, Abiy's ambition may stall Ethiopia's transition
February 25, 2020by Rene Lefort - In many, if not most parts of Ethiopia, except in Tigray region, the mengist-together the authority, the power exemplified in governance, in the state apparatus and civil servants-has vanished. Amhara region, as a whole, seems severely affected. Areas north-west of Gondar are still lawless, and the Qemant area remains restive after bouts of something close to ethnic cleansing last year. Since Abiy Ahmed became Prime Minister...

One of the best, if not the only well researched and written critical analysis of the current political dilemma of Ethiopia.

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