U.S.-Chinese Distrust Is Inviting Dangerous Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories Rumors thrive on fear and uncertainty, and the outbreak of the novel coronavirus offers plenty of both. Within weeks of the pathogen's appearance, social media lit up with suggestions that the virus was a biological weapon-either a Chinese one that had escaped from a laboratory in Wuhan or an American one inflicted on Wuhan.
From Pariah to Statesman: The Failure to Rehabilite Eritrea's Despot Elias Dawit 03-13-20 - For decades, Isayas Afewerki was considered an international pariah. Known as the "North Korea of Africa," Eritrea remained trapped in the fog of its own mythology-led by a narcissistic despot who managed to crush the once celebrated spirit of the Eritrean people through everyday cruelty and mendaciousness. The pettiness of his tyranny and the parsimony of his authoritarianism overtime exhausted the people of Eritrea, leaving them choking on their own wasted potential.
Ethiopia won't be forced by US on dam, foreign minister says' ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - Ethiopia refuses to be pressured by the United States into signing a deal with Egypt and Sudan over its controversial dam on the Nile River, says Ethiopia's foreign minister. WE hope this is true. If not true, it is a travesty Elias is also becoming a mouthpiece for a government that is selling Ethiopia's future to the Arabs!
Ethiopia's Ambo city:'From freedom to repression under Abiy Ahmed' Ambo has turned from being a symbol of freedom into a symbol of repression, as the security forces try to curb the growth of ethnically inspired rebel and opposition groups that threaten his "coming together" vision. Ambo, which has a large student population because of its university, was at the center of mass protests that saw Mr. Abiy rise to power in April 2018 If Abiy is losing support from the mightly Oromo people who are supporting him to maintain his power today? The Amhara Elites? Who?
Healing the Wounds and Bridging the Rift Samuel Estefanous 11 March 2020 - I will have to note this from the very outset. Breaking a Nation hardly requires any effort. You have only to quit exerting the regular or extra regular effort to keep it. And it would be vain to expect this would come about without zeal and patience draining challenges. The point is to persevere in the fight against the odds.
The Prosperity Gospel Comes to Ethiopia Elias Dawit 03-10-20 - It comes as no surprise, given the origins of Abiy Ahmed's rise to power, that the gospel of prosperity is being used to mobilize Ethiopians to join his new political party. Indeed, connecting the dots from Washington, DC to Addis Ababa, from the evangelicals in the U.S. Congress to the Pentecostals in Silver Spring, Maryland to the churches attended by Hailemariam Desalegn and Abiy Ahmed in Addis Ababa and ending at Menelik's palace.
Egyptian FM kicks off regional tour to boost support in Ethiopia row
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry kicked off a tour of seven Arab countries March 8, seeking support for his country's long-running dispute with Ethiopia over the future of a massive hydropower project on the Nile. After securing the US to be on its side, Egypt is now emboldened! It is roaming around the region to influence leaders. And what is Ethiopia doing? Nothing! Abiy singlehandedly has alienated AU, Rwanda and all the riparian countries. The UAE and Saudi two close friends of Abiy have sided with Egypt! Thanks to our Amhara elite politicians who are supporting Abiy, Ethiopia, the proud nation, has become weak and is to be run over by the Arabs this time!
"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...
Operation Room inside Edaga Hamus Health Center Inaugurated TDA: 27 Lekatit 2012 E.C - The operation room (whose cornerstone was laid in 18 Hamle 2010 E.C) built inside Edaga Hamus Health Center by TDA in partnership with International Rotary (Belgium), Province West-Vlaanderen and people and administration of Saesie Tsaeda Emba woreda has been ceremoniously inaugurated on 26 Lekatit 2012 E.C, in the presence of a delegation of 10 members led by Johan De Leeum, past Governor of Rotary District D 1620, Deputy Executive Director Mr. Tesfay Gebregziabher and other woreda officials
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...
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 info@NorthStarTradeSC.com
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.
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...