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On the Occasion of Ginbot 20, the Day the new Ethiopia was born 20 years ago, we invite you to listen to the following woyanaya songs!
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My Mom Has Woken UP!

PM Meles Zenawi Meeting with Business Owners, Addis Ababa, 5/23/11
VOA Tigirgna Interview with Minister Berket Simon and Gebru Asrat from ARENA on the formation of the Great Renaissance Dam National Council and more


Tigrai officials on Investment issues in the City of Mekelle.(Updated with part 3!)

Ginbot 20 and Hedase Dam Politics!
EPRDF in its short life as a government has achieved many magnificent victories. For a starter it has managed to transform the people’s mindset to believe in that there is no other better enemy than poverty. It has expanded elementary education to a universal coverage level and it has changed the country’s image from that of ... What is your understanding about the Great Hedase Dam at Blue Nile River?
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Despite Shaibia provocation in the region farmers from Tgrai harvest their peace dividend fruits!!

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ታላቁ የኢትዮጵያ ህዳሴ ግድብ የዘንድሮው የግንቦት 20 ድል በዓል ማጠንጠኛ አጀንዳ እንደሚሆን ኢህአዴግ አስታወቀ

አዲስ አበባ ግንቦት 18፣ 2003 (ኤፍ ቢ ሲ) ታላቁ የኢትዮጵያ ህዳሴ ግድብ የዘንድሮው የግንቦት 20 ድል በዓል ማጠንጠኛ አጀንዳ እንደሚሆን የኢትዮጵያ ህዝቦች አብዮታዊ ዲሞክራሲያዊ ግንባር /ኢህአዴግ/ አስታወቀ። የግንቦት 20 ድል በዓል ዘንድሮ ለ20ኛ ጊዜ፣ ለልማትና ዲሞክራሲያዊ ስርዓት መስፈን የወደቁ ሰማእታት ይዘከሩበታል። መስዋዕትነት የተከፈለባቸው የልማትና ዲሞክራሲ ጅምሮች እንዳይቀለበሱም ቃል ይታደስበታል። እነዚህ አገራዊ ጅምሮች ጎልተው የሚታዩበት ወቅት በመሆኑ የዘንድሮውን በዓል ልዩ እንደሚያደርገው የኢህአዴግ ጽህፈት ቤት ሃላፊ አቶ ሬድዋን ሁሴን ተናግረዋል

Cameron and Sarkozy plan Libya visit as G8 says Gaddafi must go
David Cameron and the French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, are planning a joint visit to Benghazi, the Libyan rebel stronghold, Sarkozy has disclosed. He was speaking at press conference at the end of the G8 summit of rich western nations where all countries agreed that Muammar Gaddafi had lost legitimacy and must step down..


Tsehaye Debalkew, Washington DC, May 27, 2011-It could be arguably and vehemently declared that the single most, cardinal issue that has captured unanimity in its entirety... is its concerted voice of concern and worry against the broad daylight acts of brigandage by the Eritrean regime.

Foreign Office concern at being denied Consular access to detainees in Eritrea

On 4 May, the Eritrean ambassador was informed that, with immediate effect, Eritrean diplomats and visiting officials would be required to obtain the FCO’s written permission before travelling beyond London, the limits being defined by the M25 motorway.“On 20 May, the ambassador was informed that aspects of the collection of a tax levied by the Eritrean government on Eritreans living in the UK may be unlawful...

PM Meles left today for G8 meeting in Deauville, France!
Addis Ababa May 26, 2011(Aigaforum)- Prime Minister Meles left for Deauville, France to attend G8 meeting. The premier was invited by French president Sarkozy to attend the G8 meeting. The premier has been advocating on behalf of Africa at these meetings and is a sought-after leader by most of the G8 leaders for his understanding of the problems of Africa and developing countries in general. The premier left for France after attending an extended AU security meeting in regard to Libya!

ከአሜሪካ አምባሳደር ዶናልድ ኢ. ቦዝ እና በአሜሪካ የአፍሪካ ጉዳዮች ዴፕዩቲ አሲስታንት ከሆኑት ካርል ኢ. ዋይኮፍ ጋር በኢዴፓ ጽ/ቤት የተደረገ ውይይትና የስራ ጉብኝት ሪፖርት

Ethiopia: Ancient Settlement Discovered in the Highlands

An ancient settlement has been discovered in the Ethiopian highlands with the help of a special instrument used in geophysical surveys. The find will help tell the story of ancient indigenous cultures in the Horn of Africa...

US Launches $100 Million Plan for Ethiopian Orphans

The US$100 million plan was announced in a press release by the US Embassy in Addis Ababa. On Thursday, national and international partners will launch the plan at the Hilton hotel in the city...

The Idea of Industrialization in Ethiopia: Fundamental Issues for Debate

Tsegaye Tegenu May 25, 2011- Currently Ethiopia finds itself in an epoch-making process which I called structural transformation. In my previous short essay I tried to arouse an interest on this theme among academics, policy makers and ordinary readers. Continuing with the same interest, I would...

The Twentieth Anniversary of the Demise of the Military Junta Emblazoned by The Launching of the Grand Renaissance Dam is a Startling Red Carpet Day!!

Tsehaye Debalkew, Washington DC, May 24, 2011- It is only a few years shy from the nearly four decades when the imperial order was assigned into a limbo with the much vouched sanctity and infallibility of the monarchy...

India pledges 300 mln USD for Ethio-Djibouti Railway
Addis Ababa, May 24 (WIC) – Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India announced that his government would support the development of a new Ethio-Djibouti Railway line to the tune of 300 million dollars.At the inaugural ceremony of the Second Africa India Forum Summit, Prime Minister Singh said India would also offer 5 billion USD for the next three years under lines of credit to help achieve the development goals of Africa..

India set to take relation with Africa further
Addis Ababa, May 23 (WIC) – Dr Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India, said that his country looks forward to working with the people and government of Africa.The Prime Minister arrived in Addis Ababa today to take part on the second Africa-India Forum Summit. He is also expected to meet with Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia when he officially begins his two day first-ever bilateral visit to Ethiopia on May 25.

The Marriage that is Bound to Hell: A Case of Ethiopia’s Exiled Opposition
Hindeya Mebrahtu May 21, 2011- For all I know Ginbot7 is known for its vociferous criticism and denunciation of the Ethiopian form of government which is federation based on nations and nationalities. This organization is abhorrent to group rights ..

Suicide by Police Journalism Watch

Tesfai Hailu, May 21, 2011- Suicide by police a.k.a. suicide by cop is a “form of victim precipitated homicide in which a suicidal individual engages in calculated, life-threatening and criminal behaviour in order to compel the police to use deadly force”. And, as a regular newspaper reader, I’ve been noticing...
Dear Tesfai, There is a song lyric from a well-known woyanay goes something like this...”zeytebhale yelen zeytengre". If the instigators who are scribbling all kind of innuendos "bere welede" articles think their articles mean anything or will trigger a response from anyone but themselves to turn them in to a hero, they are wrong. The red zone they shall not cross is pretty clear. Otherwise as the lyric says...we have heard and seen that before!, ...and that is the answer or response they will hear for their innuendos!

National Coordination Council for Renaissance Dam to take over job today

Addis Ababa, May 20 (WIC) - The National Council that was established to mobilize and coordinate public participation for the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project will take over its job Friday, according to Hailemariam Desalegn, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs. Hailemariam told journalists here Thursday that the Council was set up in such a way that ensures extensive involvement of the public.(

Mark Your Calendar

Solomon Tekalign - Ginbot 20

To all Members, Supporters and Friends of TDA in North Carolina Charlotte!
The Local Chapter is holding its annual meeting on:
ዕሇት፤ June 4, 2011
ሰዓት 6:00 pm– 2:00am
ቦታ Charlotte Presbyterian Church
701 Scaleybark Road, Charlotte, NC 28209

To all Members, Supporters and Friends of Queen Sheba Alumni –International in the Bay Area!

The Local Chapter is holding its annual meeting on:
Place: 2500 Masonic Dr, San Jose, CA
Date: 6/05/2011
Time: 2PM - 5PM

Please come on time and make every effort to attend.

Alumni and Dev Associations Annual Event Calender, 2011

Queen Sheba -- DC July 2-3

Agazi -- Denver July 9-10
(Date has changed!!!)

Axum -- Denver June 26,

Awlaelo -- Atlanta June 18,

Shire -- Boston July 3

Enderta -- Seattle July 2-3,

-- Atlanta July 2,

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