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Scaling up agricultural productivity, export
Fekadu W. 05-15-18 - Taye Abera is a smallholder farmer in Dangela Woreda of the Amhara region. He is used to cultivat and growing low-yielding varieties of cereals and legumes for years. Without access to proper extension support, Taye said, his yields were...

Federaaliizimii keenyaa fi Ilaalcha Masaafintummaa
Hiikaa Margaatiin 05-15-18 - Biyyi Itiyoophiyaa kun akkuma irra deddeebi’amee dubbatamu biyya sabaa fi sab-lammoota hedduu of keessatti hammattee tokkummaadhaa fi jaalalaan jiraachiftuu dha.

Ethiopia Starts Talks With Exiled Group, Signaling Rapprochement
Ethiopia's government began talks with the exiled Oromo Democratic Front, signaling the start of a broader engagement with the opposition group.A "high-level" government delegation met ODF officials May 11 and May 12 to discuss reforms being implemented by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, the group said in a statement Sunday, without disclosing the location of the talks. An ODF delegation will travel to Ethiopia
If this approach bears fruit it will be interesting to see who will the majority of the Oromo people vote for in the next election? Will this affect the OPDO standing in EPRDF? Unless OPDO, ODF, and OFC form a new front the vote will certainly be divided which will dilute OPDO standing. EPRDF must prepare the country so that coalition government works in the future, the country is certainly heading that way! Frist thing first though! ODF must register as legal opposition so that the constitution is not undermined!
See Also   Government Response to the Above News

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ገናናው በቀለ 05-15-18

Ethiopian Air to Add Manchester in Extension of Brussels Flights
Manchester Airport has secured a landmark route into the heart of Africa, underlining its pivotal role in connecting the North to the world’s most important markets. Ethiopian Airlines today confirmed it will operate a four-times-a-week service to Addis Ababa, the East African nation’s capital. The route will unlock connections to more than 58 countries across the African continent.

Reportage on Ethiopian Sports Federation recent decision on Welwalo Club May 2018
May 12, 2018 - Ethiopian Sports Federation harsh decision on Welwalo Club has triggered anger among Welwalo club fans and many sports fans across the region. So much is the anger Tigrai sports federation has logged a complaint asking the Ethiopian Sports Federation to...  (+Audio)






Ethiopia bushlands, promised riches of a railway boom turn to dust
Ethiopia's new £2.5bn, 750km (466-mile) line began commercial operations at the start of the year, making it Africa’s first fully electrified cross-border railway. Built and financed by Chinese investors and contractors, and shadowing the route of an earlier French-built track, the Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway lies at the heart of Ethiopia’s development aspirations.
Now that the finger pointing game is over, PM Abiy government must be mindful how the neo-liberals are attacking his government from within.The article main target is the Chines and the developmental state model, however, it is artfully using local complaints as a weapon. PM Abiy now is the time to articulate Ethiopia's problem and educate the public. Is it really petty theft and rent seekers or the neo-liberals who want Ethiopia to abandon the big projects like Hedase Dam and railroad expansion with the help of the Chinese?


PM Hailemariam Desalegn for Mo Ibrahim Leadership Prize
Ezana Sehay 5/12/2018 - The MO Ibrahim Foundation which among other things, recognizes and rewards African statesman/stateswoman who demonstrates exemplary leadership, is expected to announce its nominee for its 2018 award. Since its inception, the foundation has had difficulty finding suitable candidates [there were only five recipients in a decade] – That says a lot about the state of African governance, doesn’t it?

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ወንድይራድ ኃብተየስ 05-12-18

Ethio- Israel Business Forum
May 12, 2018 - 23 Companies from Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Association, and 35 Companies from Ethiopian Pulses, Oilseeds and Spices Processors Exporters Association (EPOSPEA) participated in the 20th International Agro Technology Exhibition & Conference in Tel Aviv from May 8 – 10, 2018.

Ethiopian and The University of Mississippi SignanAgreement
Ethiopian Airlines and The University of Mississippi signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to introduce different aviation related training programs into the existing courses of Ethiopian Aviation Academy (EAA).
Ethiopian Holidays Launches New Website
Ethiopian Holidays, the tour operator wing of Ethiopian Airlines, is pleased to announce the launching of its newly revamped website


A flashback in history to 1998
Teshome Beyene Berhe 05-11-18 - I am not intent to supply new sets of information on Ethio-Eritean war of 1998 to 2000. I just wanted to reminisce about it. I thought the month, May 1998, should not be let to pass by.

Living up to the challenge of drawing FDI
Bereket Gebru 05-10-18 - The past quarter of a century witnessed the rise of trade relations between states and powerful non-state actors. Cross-border investments have become the order of the day in which private interests are provided with packages of incentives ...

When planning a hike on an active volcano, safety before spectacle
I peered over the craggy rim of Erta Ale, Ethiopia's most active volcano, at the lava lake below. Beneath a gassy haze, boiling, ruby-red, molten rock thickened and rose up, swelling like a tidal wave topped off by a fireworks of crashing surf. Earth is made up of blood and guts, I thought, just like me.

China Provides 250 Million USD Loan for Ethiopia
Addis Ababa May 10//2018 the government of China has provided 250 million USD loan for the project designed to solve the potable water shortage of Mekele, the regional capital of Tigray Regional State.
The challenge for the new government in Tigrai is to finish this project before inflation becomes a problem. Many of the big projects in Ethiopia are clearly affected by the recent devaluation of the birr as well the need to finish Hedase Dam at any cost! It will be a travesty if this project is also to be affected by bureaucratic delay and inefficiency!
IBEX DIGEST-FDI, M&A and EXIT DEALS OF ETHIOPIA-2017 YEAR IN REVIEW
BeAccording to the World Bank Group, conventional international indicators used for measuring reforms around the ease of doing business by small and medium firms do not capture the transformational investment policy and promotion reforms that can enhance ...

Tigray Communities Forum in North America (N.A.) held a successful Event in Las Vegas
Tigray Communities Forum in North America, which was formed by communities from various states, held an event on May 2nd 2018 in Las Vegas. The event included a full day ...
See Also:  Tigray Communities Forum in North America (N.A.) held a successful Event in Las Vegas(Tigrigna)


Ethiopian Airlines and Air Côte d'Ivoire Enter Codeshare Agreement on Routes between West Africa and the USA
Addis Ababa, May 9, 2018 Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline and Air Côte d'Ivoire, the national flag carrier of Côte d'Ivoire, have entered into a codeshare agreement effective May, 2018

Notice to the Press from the President Office in Regard to Proper Attire!
The President Office 05-09-18

How Costa Rica Gets It Right
How has a country of under five million people become a world leader in developing holistic policies that promote democratic, sustainable, and inclusive economic growth? The answer lies in its people's belief that focusing on the welfare of all citizens not only enhances wellbeing, but also increases productivity.

Abstract Submission Deadline Extended to May 21st, 2018
The Global Society of Tigrean Scholars (GSTS) 05-08-18

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ቶሎሳ ኡርጌሳ 05-09-18

Mallattoo Tokkummaa Keenyaa
Hiikaa Margaa tiin 05-09-18 - Biyyi kun baroota hedduudhaaf biyya fakkeenya hiyyummaaf gadadoo jedhamuun beekamtu turte. Biyya midhaan nyaataanillee of danda’uu hin dandeenye waan turteef harka biyya ormaa gargaarsaaf eeggachaa biyya turteedha.

Ethiopia, The Economic Miracle of Africa
Addis Ababa, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The Ethiopian economy is valued as the largest in the region and a miracle in Africa, considering that only 18 years ago the country had one of the highest poverty rates in the world.According to a report recently released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the figures amounting to 8.5 percent indicate ...

An Ethiopia-backed port is changing power dynamics in the Horn of Africa
When Eritrea gained its independence from Ethiopia in 1993, Ethiopia became landlocked and therefore dependent on its neighbors—especially Djibouti—for access to international markets. This dependency has hampered Ethiopia’s aspiration to emerge as the uncontested regional power in the Horn of Africa.


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