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Hawassa Industrial Park when Completed in Full will Provide jobs to 100,000 people in Ethiopia Such development in short span would not have been possible with a weak federal government and with weak politicians and ministers afraid to stand tall against detractors!We need more people who made such development a reality!

 


 


Precious Stones from Tigrai - Ethiopia.

"Dingayamaw Meret" is giving up it secrets one by one...in the beginning it gave...

 



ACP 1-on-1: Ethiopian Ambassador Teshome Toga Chanaka

 


 



President Abay and his cabinet officials public meeting - Mekelle, Hadinet Wereda April 2017

 



A year ago the extremists from diaspora got embolden after the Addis Ababa Master plan fiasco and also after G7 and followers got a foot hold in Gondar and surroundings. Both events created a favorable condition for the extremists to fan more hateful messages to exploit EPRDF's own internal campaign to reform! Today some of the Facebook characters are exploiting PM Hailemariam's speech in regard to rail road expansion in Tigrai. We heard the premier speech on this subject thanks to Hornaffairs and there is nothing to be alarmed about it unless there is more video to come! The premier said simply the country does not have the money to build the second phase soon! It is wrong to agitate the public with false alarm!

 


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In Ethiopia, UN rights chief urges authorities for greater freedoms; space for critical voices
4 May 2017 – Speaking to the press during his mission to Ethiopia, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights today highlighted the need for greater and freer civic space, with “broader latitude for the contributions of critical or dissenting views” to decision-making in the country.

Note from our reader:- I am not a constitutional expert... Nevertheless, in order to invoke discussion on this issue, it is appropriate to read a recent article, which appeared in Foreign Affairs...how-america-lost-faith-in-expertise-and-why-thats-a-giant-problem... In my humble opinion, AA belongs to all Ethiopians and one nationality shouldn’t have an exclusive right. For example, the Australian Capital Territory can be used as a case study...Australian_Capital_Territory or close to Africa is Abuja was built in 1980 ...Abuja
Some countries do have multiple capitals and this option should be also be open for discussion... List_of_countries_with_multiple_capitals



Gov’t denies draft papers on Oromia, Addis Ababa relationship
A draft proclamation and a concept paper regarding Oromia's special interest in Addis Ababa surfaced online last weekend. HornAffairs published the draft proclamation and a summary at the time. We have now also published the concept paper as a matter of record. [Denying the draft exist on technical terms will not solve the perceived issue at hand! This draft, if it has passed its initial concept stage, must be discussed in a transparent manner going forward so extremist will not hijack it similar to the Addis Master Plan!The govt needs to handle this matter with care. Hiding or imposing the law at the end will not be helpful! Oromia regional has the right to request a law be enacted to regulate its interest in Addis and surroundings and the Federal govt must make sure the law is constitutional and does not infringe on other peoples and nations and nationalities rights! ]
Thanks Horn Affairs for publishing the Study Paper.


Ethiopia sets its sights on $30bn apparel exports
Ethiopia is raising the bar on its garment and textile ambitions, targeting exports worth $30bn by 2025: a huge goal for a country whose annual shipments currently sit at just $115m. Speaking for the first time about the plans, Dr Arkebe Oqubay, a minister and special advisor to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, shares...




Drought mitigation: Lessons from Ethiopia
Ethiopia, at the forefront of preventing and reducing drought risks, offers lessons to prepare for future challenges, writes the Embassy of Ethiopia to the EU. Ethiopia is one of several African states in the Horn of Africa and East Africa suffering from drought, but has more resources and infrastructure to cope than many.

ጅማሮው ይበልጥ ይጠናከር!
ወንድይራድ ኃብተየስ 05-05-17

Ethiopian Girls Become Heroes of Their Own Story
ADDIS ABABA — Three young Ethiopian girls use their superpowers to stop harmful practices against girls in rural areas and to promote access to school. That is the story behind "Tibeb Girls," a new animated series developed in Ethiopia.


UN High Commissioner confers with political parties
Addis Ababa, April 3, 2017 (FBC) - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein held discussion on Tuesday with Ethiopia’s opposition parties.Eleven political parties attended the meeting that focused on human right issues.During the discussion, the parties raised questions and concerns they said need to be addressed.

Shifting from agriculture to industry
Gemechu Tussa 05-03-17 - Surprisingly Ethiopia moved some steps forward amid a number of challenges it encountered with. It’s political, social and economic gains in the past two decades in general and the first Growth and Transformation Plan ...

The role of political parties and civic society in democracy building
Bereket Gebru 05-03-17 -Social administration remains one of the most contested issues around the world. The various forms of administration proposed by different schools of thought have been tried but the problem of administration still persists



Setting the record straight on the misrepresentations by the Economist
Bereket Gebru 05-0217 As the saying goes “there is no such thing as bad publicity.” It has been very common lately to read a piece about Ethiopia on the most famous international magazines. It has barely been a fortnight since the Economist wrote about Ethiopia.

ሚዲያውና የገዘፈው ተግባሩ!!
ይነበብ ይግለጡ 05-03-17

Exercising our opinions – a constitutional right
Taye Kebede 05-02-17 -The right to express opinion freely is a right that is ensured in any democratic country. This right can be expressed in general and specific way through the procedures and laws ...

Some Views on Contemporary Problems
Tadele Abraham May 2, 2017 - Any human society does not exist without problems. We lead our lives by giving proper solutions to the problems that we encounter along our paths. Prevalence of problems and conflicts is the modus operandi of any society.

A Week in the Horn 28.4.2017
MoFA May 02, 2017

Ethiopian Airlines in cooperation with the Airbus Foundation and partners fly relief goods to Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, 2 May 2017 – Ethiopian Airlines, the German NGO humedica e.V, Aviation without Borders and the Airbus Foundation have joined forces to facilitate the transport

Self-corrective system
Desta Hailu 05-02-17

Ethiopia has ATM-like kiosks that load pirated movies on your USB stick
Move over Blu-Ray: Ethiopia has some killer content distribution vending machines that spit out the latest movies straight to your USB stick – no discs required... We hope this is done with out violating copy right but more with the government fully aware of its implication if left unregulated!

Have Your Say!: Draft Proclamation to govern Oromia Benefits in Addis Ababa
The draft proclamation is expected to be discussed by the federal government soon. Even though the Ethiopian constitution recognizes the special relationship of Oromia regional and Addis Ababa regional the current draft is the only document that explicitly tries to define what that relationship should be. The draft(credit to Horn Affairs) in its current draft form has too many eye catching clauses ...To read the draft and to have your say Click Here!


Ethiopia Finalizes Feasibility Study to Export Electricity to Egypt
Addis Ababa April 30/2017 Ethiopia has finalized the feasibility study conducted on the possibility of exporting power to Egypt, the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity announced. The feasibility study conducted as Egypt has shown an interest to purchase...


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