TV Tigrai(Amharic): Statement from Tigrai Government on the Occasion of Ginbot 20- May 2019
The beautiful corner of Ethiopia few tourists reach
Dancing around a bonfire to the beat of a goatskin drum, a party of Ethiopian men is singing 50-year-old Tigrayan songs about working in the fields and brothers lost at war. With worries draining faster than crates of local Habesha beer, the mood is jovial; intoxicated by rhythm, beatboxers hiss with an electric charge and a daring one-legged man is using his crutch to pole vault over the pyre. The cause for celebration is our arrival at...
Ethiopia's Chinese-built industry park attracts world-class pharmaceutical firms ADDIS ABABA, May 27 (Xinhua) -- The Ethiopian government on Monday disclosed that Ethiopia's Chinese-built Kilinto Industrial Park (KIP) has boosted the country's ambition to lure experienced international pharmaceutical companies across the globe.The Ethiopian Investment Commission (EIC) on Monday revealed the signing of investment agreements with 10 international companies that have... (How does anyone oppose the former EPRDF government when it comes to development? I understand there may be legitimate grievance when it comes to good governance but why are elite Amhara and Oromo having a hard time appreciating the EPRDF regime? Why? Forget the economic miracle of the past, why can't they see what has besieged Ethiopia for the past year and take a lesson? Demeke should be the last person to have inaugurated this plant though! Wasn't he the one who claimed the last 27 years were dark years in Ethiopia! Gudam Eba Eyu!) [Zeru Hagos 5-28-19]
Discovery in Ethiopian volcano shows how life could have thrived on Mars Ultra-small microbes found for the first time in an Ethiopian volcano show how life could have once thrived on Mars.
Researchers found a strain of bacteria living in temperatures of 89C and extreme acidity of pH 0.25 - conditions similar to those found on the red planet when it first formed.
IDENTITY POLITICS: THE QUEST FOR SOVEREIGNTY Ezana Sehay 05-26-19 - Are countries sovereign? Or are people sovereign? Confusion over this issue has contributed to, even created, conflicts and wars. International law in fact is muddy on the question of whose sovereignty trumps whose, with numerous scholars mired in one side of the dispute or the other. But although the theory is decidedly muddy, the overwhelming practice is decidedly clear...
Message to Ethiopian Youth and Children in the Diaspora
Forwarded by NuNu Wako 5-25-19 - I am writing this letter to you as an eternal reminder that this country is your home and that you will always be a part of Ethiopia. On my various bilateral-centered travels around the world, I have seen the hope that you embrace for ...
Ethiopia's treatment of its own IDPs making crisis worse Last year, in southern Ethiopia, intercommunal violence caused hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes. Refugees International (RI) is deeply alarmed by the Ethiopian government's renewed effort to carry out forced returns of these internally displaced people (IDPs)."The government’s actions are making an ongoing humanitarian crisis even worse," said RI Senior Advocate Mark Yarnell,.
US comedian obtains Eritrean citizenship US comedian and actress Tiffany Hadish has been granted Eritrean citizenship - the birthplace of her father.She is currently in Eritrea to join in celebrations to mark the country's 28 years of independence celebrations.The government's Information Minister has tweeted a photo of her at a street carnival in the capital, Asmara, on Wednesday:
An inside look into Priyanka Chopra's trip to Ethiopia with UNICEF There is no stopping for Priyanka Chopra, who jetted to Ethiopia, straight from Cannes. This past week, iIt is not all just glamour and parties for the Indian native, who is now in Addis Ababa, fulfilling her commitments as Unicef Goodwill Ambassador.Yesterday, the 36-year-old took to Instagram stories to update her 40.5 million followers on her whereabouts.
The 'sacred forests' of northern Ethiopia A group of children were listening to a story beneath the shade of an African juniper tree in a small church forest near Debre Tabor in northern Ethiopia. Three women walked along a path, the sound of their chatting permeating the dense trees as our group of 12 people, clearly foreigners, approached.
Ethiopian Makes Travel Easier with Upgraded Mobile App Addis Ababa, 20 May 2019 - Customized with a suite of innovative features including document scanning, mobile wallet for boarding pass, localization and many more, Ethiopian Mobile Application places convenience at customers’ fingertips with enhanced functionality, performance and responsiveness.
'Look at the map': the US, Iraq and Iran If there was a single moment that stood out for those attending the Munich Security Conference on 15-17 February, it was when Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, asked the audience with uncharacteristic emotion in his voice: 'The US claims ... that it is Iran that is interfering in the region, but has it been asked whose region?
Ethiopia:Curent Issues and Next Steps General Tsadkan, General Mesfin Amare and General Tadese Berhe, May 2019 - A long article written by retired generals, analysis, and recommendations on how to move forward. (Amharic),
Ethiopia starts rationing electricity for homes and industries ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia has started to ration electricity for domestic and industrial customers after a drop in water levels in hydroelectric dams led to a production deficit, the minister for water and electricity, Sileshe Getahun, said on Friday.
Muluken Yitbarek May 12, 2018 - I read an article post "How Did Ethiopia Get from There to Here: Questioning the Current Narrative" authored by Elias Dawit. He has followed his narrative with the second part as promised (part 2). The writer unmistakably elucidates the role of one of the key actors; explore the reasons behind and the underlying assumptions of contemporary Ethiopia. As to my knowledge the article states something that is necessary, verifiable, and attainable.
Elias Dawit 5-10-19 - In Part 1 of "How Did We Get from There to Here," I argued that Ethiopia's current narrative is flawed and built on the aspirations of external political actors, such as former Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Donald Yamamoto. It is a simple narrative of good guys and bad guys. In Part 2, I look at the person Prime Minister Abiy has identified as the primary bad guy in this scenario--Getachew Assefa, former head of the National Intelligence Security Services (NISS). See Also: Part 1