According to reliable sources, the alleged defection of Ato Getachew Belay to the United States is neither ‘Breaking News’ nor with any credible substance. Ato Getachew left Ethiopia for the United States in early July on an extended furlough and plans to pursue advanced studies in his field of specialty. We have further learned that he submitted proper resignation letter to the Office of the Prime Minister, to which his office was directly accountable. And it is more likely that he will go back to his country once he completes his studies and resume where he left. So the story of defection is totally unfounded. The extremists have been waiting for the sky to fall over Ethiopia ever since PM Meles' death! The naysayers along with the other "bere welede" stories have been preaching and churning the "sky is falling" narrative day in day out but none of their fabricated stories have materialized.[Aigaforum 10/04/12]
PM Meles died a little over a month ago. Meles died as a hero and as a visionary leader to millions of Ethiopians who grieved for weeks. But what did people see in Meles for them to grieve so much? Watch the clip and you will realize what Meles meant to Millions of Ethiopians! You will realize why people say PM Meles was a visionary leader. You will also realize that Meles was no pretender who masqueraded behind a 'three thousand independence pride' but a realist who was adamant to bring his country from beggar status and debilitating poverty to prosperity! In less than ten years, under his leadership, the future of millions of Ethiopians turned from that of a bleak one to a hopeful one. We think that is why millions cried and grieved but we cannot tell this to the extremists! Instead of seeing a hopeful Ethiopia they(extremists) have decided to live in the abyss pit yearning everyday for a trip to Shaibya's Eritrea which they consider as a heavenly place !
Radio FM Mekelle Interview with Zeru Gidey On greening the City of Mekelle.
(Thank you Zeru, Kemaka Zibelu Yibzihu! And thank you Radio FM Mekelle and our reader who alerted us about this interview!!)
Investors team up to construct largest steel factory
Ethiopian-Saudi investor, Sheikh Mohammed Al-Amoudi is this week expected to partner an Italian firm in the construction of a $764 million steel factory.
Officials said $593 million will be allocated to constructing the factory, with the remainder being set aside for power, water and land leasing
Ethiopia After Meles Getachew Mequanent 09/29/12- I was on vacation in Ethiopia when Meles died. I witnessed people of all ages and classes grieving in public and private spaces for the death of this great man. I returned to Canada to hear some...