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Amb Kassa message to Diaspora Ethiopian - Atlanta May 2018


National Identity and National Unity Discussion - Addis Ababa May 2018



Hawassa Industrial State of the Art Waste Managment System

Thanks for the farsighted leaders who designed and planned such system!



Concluding remarks by FM Workneh Gebeyehu and Officials from Sudan and Egypt - Addis Ababa May 2018


Nation Building Panel Discussion - Ethiopia May 2018 /
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Ethiopia Lobbies for Release of Billionaire in Saudi Arabia
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said he’s "sure" Ethiopian-born Saudi billionaire Mohammed Al Amoudi will be released and returned to Ethiopia "soon" following discussions with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, according to state media.

Sudan protests Egyptian serial about terrorists
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan has summoned Egypt’s ambassador to complain about a TV series that it says portrays Egyptian terrorists living in the neighboring country. Sudan's Foreign Ministry said in a statement late Saturday that the Ramadan serial, titled "Abu Omar al-Masry," is "insulting to Egyptians living in Sudan" and called on Egypt to ...

An Enduring Crisis of Identity - Three Thousand Years In The Making - Part1
Samuel Estefanous 05-1-18 - My old man-a very quiet yet witty educator-once told me how the village priest and a bunch of old hags tried to cure a recurring nervous breakdown that used to frequent my grandma.

"ጡረታው" ከፖለቲካ ወይስ ከመንግስት ኃላፊነት?
ዘረአብሩክ አምዴ - አዲስ አበባ ግንቦት 11.2010 ዓ.ም

On May 11, 2018 a young woman and her daughter entered a vintage store in the Williamsburg section of hipster Brooklyn. After trying a few items of clothing in the fitting room she returned the items to the store clerk and started walking out of the store when the employee accused her of stealing.

Ethiopian to Start 1st Direct Flights from Africa to Jakarta
Addis Ababa, 18 May 2018 - Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, is pleased to announce that it will launch thrice weekly flights to Jakarta, Indonesia as of July 17, 2018.

Smiths Detection to secure Ethiopia-Djibouti railway route
Smiths Detection technology has been selected by the Ethiopian Railways to secure the infrastructure on a key rail link connecting Ethiopia and the port at Djibouti. Under the contract, Smiths Detection will install a range of 39 scanners to prevent possible threats at 16 major stations along the route.

Ethio Telecom Nine Month Performance Report - May 2010

The irresistible triumph of darkness amid a surplus of light
Bereket Gebru 05-17-18 - A few nights ago, I was writing about the rapidly growing electric power capacity of Ethiopia citing the various renewable and non-renewable energy generation projects already commissioned and others that are still under construction.

የኢትዮጵያውያን ጓዳ! (ክፍል-1)
ፀጋዝአብ ለምለም ተስፋይ 05-18-18

ኢህአዴግ አለ ወይስ የለም?
ተፈሪ መኮንን 05-16-18 (Good Analysis Must Read!)

Energy a priority area in China-Ethiopia cooperation: Chinese ambassador
ADDIS ABABA, May 17 (Xinhua) - China sees energy as a key priority area in its Comprehensive Strategic Cooperative Partnership with Ethiopia. "Energy is needed for poverty alleviation and for economic development, as Ethiopia embarks on a massive industrialization drive with the assistance of China," Tan said.

Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan agree to study filling of Nile dam
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA Officials from Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan early Wednesday announced progress in talks on what will be Africa's largest hydroelectric dam. The foreign ministers of Egypt and Ethiopia and Sudan's water resources minister said they will set up a scientific study group to consult ...[We hope all the recent internal political distractions have not affected our officials and are on top of this issue. It is an open secret the Egyptians have been engaged in all kind of mischiefs in our internal politics hoping this project will be derailed. The details of this agreement should be available to the public! This project has the backing of all Ethiopians. Treat it that way!]

Mekelle University Will host All African Universities Sports Competition in less than two months! Tamrat Yemane sat with Dr. Kesat Legesee head of the organizing committee to find out more on the preparation. Listen to the interview.

Walqabatan Laga Cehuu
Ibsaa Namarraa 05-16-18

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...

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

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.

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.

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?

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.

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