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DW TV- Coverage of Wefri-Harnet press conference. The group is starting a petition campaign in support of innocent and political Tigrean prisoners - Oct 2019


 




 


Ethiopia Crossing the Cross Road- Speak Up Now!

I have been questioning where the learned men and women of the two largest nations in Ethiopia have gone for a while since Ethiopia's current quagmire is mainly the work of the (Oro-Mara) group. Why are they allowing the current government to destroy Ethiopia?
Can't the Oromo people bring forth a better candidate to lead the country? And why can't the Amhara people see the persecution of the Kimant people is wrong?
(I) asked a long-time friend the same question and what he told me was scary and eye-opening. He told me people are in denial and group apathy has taken over because of TPLF/EPRDF misrule! He told me people do not care anymore.
I did not want to believe what I heard from my friend then. I am glad I did not since the Oromo learned men and women are starting to talk - Listen to Tsegaye Ararssa (P.h.D). He is challenging PM Abiy to repeat what he said in Oromiffa the other day in Amharic! Tsegaye thinks Abiy is not telling all Ethiopians the same story. Just watch and listen!
(Admin Oct 3, 2019)


 


The lady favorite question is "Tedemerhal?" As if she knows what "Medemer" is! Well, the saying "Ye Temare Yigedelgn" Let the learned one kill me, is what comes when we heard Gemechu (Ph.D.) answer! - Interesting discussion!

 


LTV: With Kibrom from Baytona - Sep 2019

Part 2
Seteyowa! we are impressed the lady allowed Kibrom to finish his thoughts. Kibrom, thank you for becoming the voice for the voiceless Tigreans! What a convincing argument you made brother!

 


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Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopian Prime Minister, Awarded Nobel Peace Prize
Abiy Ahmed, the prime minister of Ethiopia, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, for his work in restarting peace talks with neighboring Eritrea, ending a long stalemate between the two countries.
Well,...the truth is there is no peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea yet! But if this helps the peace let it be and congratulation PM Abyi Ahmed. Gorbachev was also awarded the noble peace prize and the Soviet Union is no more!


Tigray: Selassaie (Holy Trinity) Church in Cheleqot Requests the Return of its Stolen Crown
<Located 15 kilometer South-East outside of Mekelle, Selassaie Cheleqot Church is a historical landmark that houses many valuable church artifacts. According to the local elders, Rasi Woldeselssaie, the powerful government, is believed to have gifted the church numerous priceless artifacts. It has been more than sixteen years since eight-two years old Abba Gebreselassaie became a monk at Selassaie Cheleqot. Abba Gebreselassaie recounted to BBC that Rasi Woldeselassaie gifted the church three crowns.

Wata TV: Interview with Aregawi Berhe (Ph.D.)

Somehow we think Semeneh was more free and honest with this interview. He asked more relevant and interesting questions unlike his other interviews! One wonders if he was comfortable because he is asking Aregawi Berhe about Tigrai politics which is free from Oro-Mara pitfalls. In any case good interview! Aregawi Berhe is wrong to say the rural areas did not benefit during the TPLF/EPRDF era. It is really sad to see Aregawi having a hard time to let it go!



Why are Ethiopia's churches under attack?
Ethiopia is one of the world's most religious countries, in which about 98% of the population claim a religious affiliation. It comes at a time when ethnic tensions are already sky-high and have already resulted in much blood spilled. Ethnic-related strife has always been present in Ethiopia, but it has been bedeviling the country even more so, it appears, following the initially much-lauded reforms by Abiy Ahmed, after he became Prime Minister in early 2018.
Dear Aigaforum, It's very disappointing to read the article under "Why are Ethiopia's churches under attack?", the author tried to bash Ethiopian Muslims for church burning while totally ignoring the burning of Mosques in Gonder! The problem, power struggle and the mess that ongoing between ADP, ODP and TPLF shouldn't be blamed on Ethiopian Muslims under the pretext of radicalizing. It's very dangerous for our country to depict Ethiopian Muslims responsible for Church burning while the Church has deep division and hostilities among its members. Aigaforum should condemn this kind of article and never displayed it on your website
....[K Mohammed, from our email folder Oct 10, 2019]





ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES BOEING 767 SUFFERS UNCONTAINED ENGINE FAILURE
An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767 was climbing out of Blaise Diagne International Airport on the 8th of October when its right hand engine failed.The aircraft, registered ET-AMG, was performing flight ET908 to Bamako with 90 people on board when the right hand Pratt and Whitney PW4062 engine suffered from an uncontained failure.Passengers reported a loud bang with smoke pouring into the cabin shortly after....
Ethiopian Airlines may be in trouble! Many people are saying the current regime is intervening in the day to day management of the company. Besides the whistleblower's recent story, we are told from a reliable source the regime has forced the airline to ignore the uncollected debt from Eritrea and continue operation to Eritrea. Tewolde should think twice about why he wants to continue as a leader if such intervention is costing his company adversely! He should not tarnish his splendid carrier and performance over the years!.

Ethiopia Could Sell Majority Stake in State Telecom Monopoly
Ethiopia may give up majority control over its telecommunications monopoly in a second phase of privatization once it’s sold 49% of the company next year.The government could also issue more mobile-phone network licenses over the long term beyond the two already planned for March 2020, Balcha Reba, director-general at the Ethiopian Communications Authority, said in an interview in Addis Ababa....
Why are Ethiopians allowing the current government to auction the country? Why can't they demand privatization should be left for the new upcoming government that will be formed after the May 2020 election! No one, not even the Oromo or Amhara people, we were told were behind the current government, supports Abiy's government now! If Abiy wants to leave a footprint, he should simply guide the country to have a free and fair election!



No student should die while getting education.
Haile Tessema, Oct. 08, 2019 - "No woman should die while giving life" is a virtuous and commendable concept aimed to end maternal and child mortality.This came to mind seeing how university students in Ethiopia are being subjected to once again needlessly risk their precious lives in order to obtain access to education.Ethnicity based conflicts in universities is not a new phenomenon. Yet, in the past federal and regional governments had the will...

Cheleqot Orthodox Chruch in Tigrai demands the return of its stolen crown (Amharic).

Cheleqot Orthodox Chruch in Tigrai demands the return of its stolen crown(Tigrigna)
BBC Tigrigna extensive coverage of the stolen crown from Cheleqot Selassie Church

Deepening and Widening Crisis in Ethiopia - The Zero-Sum Game Politics and Losing Strategy of the Abiy Government
Makonnen Tesfaye; October 6, 2019 - To paraphrase the late PM of Great Britain, Harrold Wilson, a month is indeed a long-time in Ethiopian politics, for a lot of change has happened in a short time, the resultant of which is the deepening of the generalised crisis and the widening of the principal and fundamental political divide between the democratic federalist and the One-Nation-Culture hegemonist camps in the country.

When Britain bombed Tigray into submission
This is a sad, but little told story. In 1943, at the request of the Emperor Haile Selassie, the Royal Airforce bombed two towns - Mekelle and Corbetta.The source for this information is an article by Aregawi Berhe, in African Affairs - the journal of the Royal African Society, from 2004.Further details can be found in an earlier article by David Killingray. The RAF squadron that carried out the raid may actually have been carried out by Canadians from number 8 Squadron....



Ethiopian Will Weigh Stake in South Africa's Debt-Ridden Airline
Ethiopian Airlines Group would consider buying a stake in South African Airways . SAA hasn't made a profit since 2011 and last week delayed the release of annual earnings. While the ruling African National Congress has frequently said that it would consider selling equity in the airline, there's been no visible strategy for such a plan, said Tewolde Gebre Mariam, the chief executive officer of Ethiopian, Africa’s biggest and only consistently profitable airline.

President Sahlewerq Opening Speech to Parliament- 2012(Full- Amharic)
October 6, 2019 - President Sahlewerq opening speech to parliament. The president laid out the government's plan for the year 2012, the president promised to hold a free and fair election this year!



The Government of Ethiopia affirms its position to advance the trilateral technical dialogue concerning the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
The Water Affairs Ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan met in Khartoum on 04 and 05 October 2019. Prior to the Ministers' meeting, the National Independent Scientific Research Group of the three countries met in Khartoum on 30 September -03 October 2019. The Government of Ethiopia is of the conviction that the technical consultation must continue, as it presents the only option for resolution of differences among the three countries...

In Ethiopia, a forgotten refugee in her own land
Sululta, Ethiopia - The rain beats loudly on the metal roof of Amina Yuya's new home, as her neighbours hastily gather clothes from a washing line and bundle a foam mattress through a doorway to escape the downpour.Under the glow of a single light bulb, Amina tells the story of her flight from the eastern Ethiopian town of Jijiga...

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History shows health is the foundation of African prosperity
For many people, the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo reinforces their stereotype of Africa: a place where people suffer from exotic diseases that have long since disappeared from rich countries, or never arrived there.Africa lags the rest of the world on many health measures. Life expectancy is 10 years below the global average while maternal and under-five mortality rates are double.

Bitter and indelible lessons from the past to learn.
Yared Huluf 10-04-19 - One can forgive but not forget, and forgive Tigray shall the wicked acts inflicted upon when the people had done nothing untoward to deserve the payloads. Menelik and his successors were no ordinarily villains; they were rogues and Svengalis in a skid row one happens to find. It is one thing to suffer from misgovernance; it is also understandable when rulers...






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