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Tigrai TV - Deputy President Debretsion(PhD) voting in Adwa
Sep 9 2020

Who coined the " አንቦራጨቅም" word when asked why they don't join PP?
The man told us he is destined to be the king and there can only be one king right! Why did many people fell for his trap and followed him?
I am almost 100% sure Shimeles's fate is going to be the same as Lemma. The recent Kaba given to him by the Amhara govt is a ploy. Zeru Hagos Sep 8, 2020


Hakfen Media - diaspora on Tigrai Election Sep ,2020



(Tigrai TV) Mekelle Foresight Interview with Dr. Hagos Godifay and Dr. Tsega Berhane


DW TV: With Amanuel Assefa, Head of Tigrai Justice Dept - on the House of Federation decision and more!


DW TV (Eyeta): On Tigrai Election , Federation House Session and more!
Sep 03 , 2020


A call from Adwa Mayor to all Diaspora Adwa development supporters - Aug 2020


Wurayna Magazine #62- Sep 2020


DW TV: Tigrai Election- Public Debate between political parties in Tigrai Part3
Aug , 2020


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Tigrai Election International Media Coverage...

  • Tigray region votes, defying Abiy's federal government (Aljzeera)

  • Queues in Ethiopia's Tigray region elections..(BBC)

  • Tigray holding regional elections in defiance of federal government..(CGTN)

  • Tigray region votes, defying Abiy's federal government...(TheGuardian)

  • Mekelle Tigrai- Election Day(Tabia Hadinet)- Sep 09, 2020

    Congratulation Tigrai People!
    Dear Readers - We have received your short congratulatory messages to the people of Tigrai for the successful conclusion of the one of a kind election. As many of you told us, this election is unique in many ways. If it was not for the steadfast resoluteness of the Tigrean people and its politicians it would not have succeeded. Aigaforum joins you in congratulating the people of Tigrai and its governing party the TPLF. We are told more is yet to come after the election is done. We ask our esteemed readers to remain informed and watch the developments.
    Tigrai has voted and Tigrai will prevail. Aigaforum Sep 09, 2020

    GSTS statement on the eve and during the Tigrai regional state historical election
    GSTS Sep 08, 2020

    Tigray region's defiance puts strains on Ethiopia's unity
    The Tigray region is scheduled to vote Wednesday - in defiance of Ethiopia's federal government. National officials are nervous, but their counterparts in Tigray say they are safeguarding democratic rights and autonomy..

    Tigray polls set to escalate standoff with PM Abiy
    In a career that took him from Mogadishu to Washington and beyond, veteran diplomat Wondimu Asamnew spent 24 years pleading Ethiopia's case to the world. These days, though, he is pushing a different narrative: that the federal government he once served is now like "a drunken driver" steering the country towards "anarchy".

    Tigrai TV- with Ajebnesh Teklu - Sep 8, 2020

    Speaking Truth to Power: The Election in Tigray
    Elias Dawit 09-07-20 - Democracy is not easy. It exposes the inherent flaws in governance and lays bare the weak underbelly of a country's institutions. Democracy is risky. The people's choices may not match the challenges that lay ahead and can pull a country backwards-reversing hard-fought gains and impeding a progressive way forward. Democracy is messy. It can cause accelerated turmoil and uncertainty. There are no shortcuts to democracy.
    We could not agree more!! Must Read!

    Incumbent vs Challenger: Who would have an Advantage in Tigray's Election?
    Prof Asayehgn Desta, 09-08-20 - After the "National Electoral Board of Ethiopia abandoned vote preparations in March due to the Arrival of COVID-19" (International Crisis Group, August 14, 2020), embracing their constitutional rights, the Administrative State Council of Tigray expressed its desire to run...

    The ant, the spider, or the bee?
    Aesop 09/06/2020 - The debate between political parties in Tigrai was enlightening. The major opposition parties fall into two categories. Some of them sought political ideology from Tigrai's historical and cultural past. Others looked for a suitable political ideology from abroad. The TPLF stood out in this regard. TPLF's political ideology is a product of imported ideology reconciled to Tigrai's reality on the ground. TPLF adopted the developmental state model of East Asia.
    A must-read to all political parties competing in the Tigrai election. Our able writer Aesop has a question and a word of wisdom you all must answer and heed.

    SJTE: Demanding Federal Governmnet to Allow Free Movement of Citizens to and From Tigrai
    This weekend a number of international and local news correspondents were prevented from boarding their flights from Bole Airport to Mekelle, Tigrai. The debacle at Bole Airport in Addis Ababa Ethiopia is an extension of the aggression Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government continues to inflict towards the Regional State of Tigrai.

    Nobel Peace Prize Winner Abiy Ahemd bars journalists from flying to Tigray regional vote!!

    Ethiopia bars journalists from flying to Tigray regional vote
    ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - At least 12 people, including four journalists and a senior think tank analyst, were barred on Monday from flying to Tigray, four of the passengers said. William Davison, a senior analyst at the International Crisis Group, was also stopped from flying, he said.
    We hope Mr William will report this to his sponsors who are babysitting the Abiy government to prolong the misery of Ethiopians and destroy the Ethiopian fabric. It is cast in stone -Tigrai will vote!

    2020 Tigray Election - The Historic Election that Changes everything!!!
    Tsegai Berhane (PhD) Mekelle University, School of Law 09-07-20 - As I am writing this short article at the eve of the historic 2020 Tigray Election, I am very excited to be part of the history and I have the feeling that this election will change everything. It is a game changer and puts the standard high for other nations and nationalities in Ethiopia. The election underlines that self-determination ...

    "The difficulties of peace are better than the agonies of war".
    Yohannes Aberra, PhD 09-05-20 - Although I can't be sure about what the implications of the decision of the House of Federation, to consider the elections in Tigray as null and void are, I had spent the entire day building scenarios based on the possible decisions the House may reach until the news broke. Today was a tense day for us all because if the House of Federation succumbs to the pressure of the satanic recommendations of some opposition parties and hate mongers...

    Sudan floods highlight vulnerability to Ethiopia's giant Nile dam
    The Blue Nile, the river the GERD sits on, contributes more than 80 per cent of the water to the Nile after it and the White Nile meet near Khartoum. The Nile provides water to the deserts of northern Sudan and to Egypt, where it pours into the Mediterranean. Egypt has managed to largely avoid flooding since it completed its own dam in the early 1970s.

    Why there are fears that Ethiopia could break up
    The feud between Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the ruling party in the strategically important Tigray region is escalating, raising fears of military confrontation and the break-up of Africa's second most-populous nation. The tensions revolve around the regional government's decision to press ahead with organizing its own election for the Tigray parliament on Wednesday

    An Open Letter to PM Abiy Ahmed: Don't let them fool you - again!
    Haile Tessema, 05 Sept. 2020 - No one in Ethiopia's contemporary history had as widespread public support as you. Upon your rise to power, and following your visits to various parts of the country, Ethiopians of both genders, all ethnic backgrounds, religious affiliations and people from all walks of life gave their approval; wished you the best, and pledged to be by your side every step of the way.

    Ethiopia tried to silence its own citizens stuck in hellish Saudi detention centres - A document leaked to The Telegraph shows that the Ethiopian government tried to silence hundreds of its own citizens stuck in hellish detention centres in Saudi Arabia and cover-up allegations of horrendous abuse. The official document, which bears the stamp of the Ethiopian consulate in the city of Jeddah, warned Ethiopians...

    Tigrai Regional Government Letter to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia King
    (Mekelle) Sep 2, 2020 - The Government of the Regional State of Tigray has been pleading to the federal government of Ethiopia to bring the thousands of Ethiopian refugees in Saudi Arabia languishing in squalid and suffocating prisons. The federal government doesn't seem to care. To add insult to injury the Prime Minister labelled them as terrorists and Covid-19 public health hazards.

    Tigrai Independent Party: Vision and Mission of Durable and Lasting Solution of Tegarus.
    Gebre Selema 9-5-20 - We cannot keep on struggling to exist on this planet as humans. We are all human, equal, and no man or woman is above or below another one. No tribe or ethnicity is below or above another tribe or ethnicity. No race is above or below another race. No color is above or below another color. No identity is above or below another identity. No language is above or below another language. We are all born naked and free people.

    Full Statement by the Regional Government of Tigrai regarding the planned extraordinary session by the House of Federation House - Ethiopia
    Tigrai govt Aug 2020

    US cuts aid to Ethiopia
    The US is cutting aid to Ethiopia over a controversial mega dam being built on a tributary of the River Nile. The move was triggered by Ethiopia's move to start filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam before reaching agreement with Egypt and Sudan.

    No political justification or security concerns for another war in Ethiopia.
    Haile Tessema 09/04/2020 - The 1998 Ethiopian-Eritrean war baffled the world, and was condemned by many as trivial and unnecessary. In its June 11, 1998 edition titled, "Why they are fighting", the London-based international weekly The Economist ridiculed the border war as .... Unfortunately, not only did the war continue to be waged with inevitable high human and economic cost, but also its legacy lived in the form of no war no peace for 20 years until a rookie politician by the name Abiy Ahmed, who was a radio operator in the aforementioned war, ascended to power in 2018. Actually, it's for reaching a peace agreement with Eritrea and border opening - albeit for a short period of time - that PM Abiy was subsequently awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

    U.S. Senators demand legal rights for Oromo men detained in Ethiopia. Family members in Minnesota worry and wait for charges.
    Minnesota U.S. Senators Tina Smith and Amy Klobuchar have asked the U.S. State Department to put pressure on the government of Ethiopia to release Jawar Mohammed and Misha Chiri, both former residents of Minnesota.

    The main contradiction in Ethiopia
    Tesfay Atsbeha 09-02-20 - The murder of the famous Ethiopian Oromo musician, Hachalu Hundessa on 29 June 2020 and the killings as well as the destruction of properties following the death of Hachalu should be condemned in the strongest terms. The opposition against the EPRDF (Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front) was transformed into opposition against the TPLF (Tigray People's Liberation Front) due to the fact that the Amhara and Oromo member organizations of the EPRDF sided with the opposition.

    Am I being unrealistic and exaggerating?
    Gebru Boj'Boj. September 2, 2020. - What is happening in Ethiopia today in general and on Tegaru in particular is very concerning and spine-chilling? The government of the country seems running at high speed in destroying the country and prepared to commit full-blown or full-blooded atrocities against Tegaru and others. . .

    Award-Winning Hydropower Project Helps Electrify Ethiopia

    The government of Ethiopia(EPRDF) has set a goal of providing access to electricity to all its citizens by 2025. It still has a long way to go, but projects such as the Genale Dawa III hydropower station are helping it get closer to the target. That's one of the reasons Genale Dawa III is a POWER Top Plant.
    Imagine how dark Ethiopia would have been today and how bleak life would be for Ethiopians today had it not been for the EPRDF regime.TPLF/ EPRDF has done its best to change the country. Unfortunately, the country is not able to continue the development path. Imagine where it could have been today had the Abiy regime continued the development agenda of TPLF/EPRDF.

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