Nov 04 2009 (Aigaforum):-As you recall the signatories to the code of conduct agreement that was recently signed, made a call for a general meeting of all political parties in Ethiopia to discuss on any issues related to the agreement.
Accordingly over 50 political organizations accepted the call and joined for discussion with the election board facilitating the discussion.
Ato Haimanot Lakew is one of the members of the Ethiopian Community in America. He lived there for about 36 years. Recently, he has visited his homeland and witnessed the overall development efforts of the country. (Amharic part III)
Mederk by all accounts is a young coalition. Its member parties are either outright newly born or reborn organizations. Like a new born child learning to walk upright the coalition has been making noises. It considers it is the...The question is, is Mederk playing Russian roulette with its political life and being coached by other forces to derail the coming election? Do you think Mederk has concluded that it will not win the election this coming May thus decided to taint the election as not fair and free? Why is it not joining? Is it simply too young and unable to learn fast to play politics in Ethiopia? Do you think the code of conduct agreement by the other four parties namely EDP, AEUP, CUDP and EPRDF is good for everyone and positive for the growing democracy in Ethiopia? If so and if you were a Mederk supporter would you tell the Mederk leaders to work out their differences and join the process? Have your say.
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Eng Hailu Shawel of AEUP commenting on the code of conduct agreement.
Adanech Fesseha of VOA Amharic interview with Ato Sekutre of EPRDF and DR Merara of Mederk/ONC
The code of conduct agreement for the coming election in Ethiopia signed by major opposition parties and EPRDF has been received warmly by many in the Diaspora. AEUP supporters as well as EDP and EPRDF have been elated by the developments. Even VOA Amharic producers and journalist cannot suppress the effect it had on them. Gone are the sarcastic comments and laughs we hear from some VOA journalist when covering such event!
Dr Merara speaking to Adanech Fesseha explained why his recently formed coalition did not participate in the negotiation. His argument did not hold water when Ato Sekutre Getachew from EPRDF refuted his excuse line by line. Dr Merara tried to belittle some opposition parties. For some lessons have not been learned from Kinjit fiasco of 2005! Dr Merara of all people should not be playing such dirty politics. Dr Merara is said to be in the USA currently. Hoping against hope he is reading us we ask DR Merara and his group to choose the peaceful and legal process!
Adanech interview with Sekutre and Merara
Gezategaru pal talk room interview with Ato WoldeAmanuel from Mekelle Youth Office, entrepreneur Aite Hadgu and W/ro Kibra and Artist Mesfen and Gezachew. Topic discussed was the youth development, its success and challenges, in the city of Mekelle, Tigrai Ethiopia. Interview
Where did we come from? What makes us human? An explosion of recent discoveries sheds light on these questions, and NOVA's comprehensive, three-part special, "Becoming Human," examines what the latest scientific research reveals about our hominid relatives.
November 2, 2009:-
It is with keen and heartfelt sense of joy, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front Supporters Forum (EPRDF-SF) congratulates the Ethiopian people and the thoughtful leaders who took part to produce the Ethiopian 2010 Election Code of Conduct. By their historic collective action, our exemplary leaders have made us proud and ever more eager to double our effort to peacefully democratize Ethiopia and staunchly fight poverty and backwardness
Giant Crack in Africa Will Create a New Ocean
A 35-mile rift in the desert of Ethiopia will likely become a new ocean eventually, researchers now confirm.
The crack, 20 feet wide in spots, opened in 2005 and some geologists believed then that it would spawn a new ocean. But that view was controversial, and the rift had not been well studied
Dedebit Football Club made it to the premier league: Mission Accomplished!
Since its creation some thirteen years back, The Dedebit sport club has won games after games and competitions after competitions in order to get where it presently is. This football club was created by a man with a dream who worked very hard to make his dream a reality. This man is Colonel Awol Abdurahim.
South Sudan leader urges split
Mr Kiir spent many years as a guerrilla fighting the Khartoum government
Southern Sudan leader Salva Kiir has made his strongest call for full independence when the region's status is decided at a referendum due in 2011.
He said voting for unity with northern Sudan would make southerners "second class citizens" in their own land.
A referendum in the now semi-autonomous oil-rich south was part of the 2005 deal that ended decades of civil war
This is it!
For 18 long years, we had allowed an evil, in the form of hate politics, to stymie our efforts at building a veritable democracy in Ethiopia where poverty would be consigned to bed-time story books for our children and our children’s children. The politics of hate had such a firm grip on the Ethiopian society like no other factor, raising the spectre of apprehension come every National Elections...
TDA-Nashville Membership Drive a Great Success
Nashville, Tennessee—The TDA Chapter of Nashville; in its endeavor to build a strong and viable organization took another step by kicking off its first membership drive on October 17,2009.
Historic achievement! This will go as watershed moment in Ethiopia's quest to be fully democratic.
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Tigray Development Association of Northern California (TDA-NC) invites all
Members of TDA and supporters for a general meeting that is scheduled for
Saturday November 21, 2009. The place and time of meetings is
Place: Afro American Center
304 N. 6th
Street, San Jose, CA 95112
Time: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Date: Saturday November 21, 2009.