Round table Discussion between Eritreans and Ethiopians, Session Three - Oct 16 2017
Part1Part2 The discussion is part of an ongoing discussion to close the gap between the two brotherly people living in and around the border area in Eritrea and Ethiopia.
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NO on HR128/S.128.
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This resolution, HR 128/S.128, is not helpful at all. It challenges the sovereignty of a country that has jealously guarded its independence for centuries. It undermines the mutual respect critical to the strategic partnership between the United States and Ethiopia on issues of counter-terrorism and....More!
OPDO Centerla Committee is holding its Regular General Meeting According to our reliable source the EPRDF/Federal Government has informed all EPRDF member organizations to finish their deep tehadeso review. Word is the federal government is ready to take any necessary action where necessary to keep peace and order. All four EPRDF member organizations are required to finish their internal reorganization before the EPRDF congress. According to our source the current crisis developing in Oromia region is expected to dominate OPDO CC current meeting. Our source told us the crisis is the work of internal dissidents within OPDO. OPDO is at a critical juncture! Similarly TPLF is expected to finish up its follow up executive leadership meeting which will be followed by the full central committee meeting. The stakes are high said our source but EPRDF is ready and all preparation are done in the event of unseen developments.
A simple feud in Benishangul-Gumuz Region caused the death of Nine people. (Aigaforum) Oct 28, 2017 – What seemed to be a simple feud between two people has caused the death of eight Amhara people and one Benishangul-Gumuz person in Tashimi Zone Belew Wereda in Benishangul-Gumuz region. The killing happened on Oct 27, 2017.
The feud escalated to a revenge killing after the killing of the Benishangul-Gumuz person.
Tsenat Interview with Minister Dr Debertsion G.Michael, TPLF Deputy Chairman. Dr Debertsion explained in detailed on the ongoing political development in the country and why extremist and other misguided elements within the society blame TPLF for everything gone wrong in Ethiopia. He said TPLF is fully responsible for what is going on in Tigrai but not in Ethiopia. TPLF along with its sister organization in EPRDF may be blamed equally for both the good and the bad in Ethiopia! Dr Debertsion said the first phase of the conference was completed successfully however TPLF will hold another meeting soon to iron out few remaining issues.He also touched on Ethio-Eritrea issue and on the much talked about "new Ethio-Eritrea" policy! Interview:
Spain’s Digital Civil War Today, while tension between Catalonia and Spain ebbs and flows, a digital civil war is being fought on social media. No truce is in sight.
"The relevance of the events unfolding in Spain to Ethiopian situation and the role of social media ripping the guts and soul of a peaceful and democratic Spain is quite eerie and frightening going forward. The big question is how do you tame the social media which is driving out civility, progress and unity into abyss and replacing it with the law of the jungle of rudeness, hate and rudimentary tribal sense of vision?"
My take on Ambassador Haley’s comments Bereket Gebru 10-26-17 - The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, visited Ethiopia this week. She discussed a range of issues with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on strengthening the bilateral cooperation of the two countries and on regional security.
Dutchman put on trial for Ethiopian war crimes in 1970s AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Dutch citizen will go on trial in the Netherlands next Monday on charges he committed war crimes in Ethiopia in the 1970s.The 63-year-old Dutchman, who was born in Ethiopia, is accused of the incarceration, torture and murder of opponents of former Ethiopian leader Mengistu Haile Mariam in the late ‘70s.
The Root Causes of Ethiopian Political Crisis:—Beyond Ethiopian Nationalism and Ethnicity Yoseph Mulugeta Baba, Ph.D 10-25-2017 - I argue that the present Ethiopian political leadership pleads for a shift of the approach in the relationship between Ethiopian-nationalism and ethnicity. Stated differently, neither assimilationism nor isolationism can respond to the serious political and social problems affecting contemporary Ethiopia. The lack of mutual understanding in Ethiopian political philosophy arises from...
Amb Nikki Haley on her first trip to Africa was in the Ethiopian Capital Addis Ababa on Oct 23, 2017. She was seen at "2Shi" Ethiopian Cultural Restaurant a favorite restaurant in Addis for tourist and expatriates. The restaurant is owned by an Ethiopian expatriate from the USA. The Ambassador has a blast by the rich and incredible cultural dance performed on stage representing all Ethiopia's Nation and Nationalities. Aigaforum Oct 24, 2017
Enel to Build Solar Plant in Ethiopia Italian company Enel, acting through a consortium led by its renewables arm Enel Green Power, has been selected for a 100 MW PV project following a solar tender launched by local utility Ethiopian Electric Power.
Populism vis-à-vis Professionalism — in the Process of Nation Building
Tsegai Berhane (PhD)- The serious challenge in any nation building process (including our country) is how to strike a balance between populism (qualified in this short article as an appeal to emotions of the poor and uninformed section of the population or ethnic groups, desire for power ...