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Conference to save the Constitutional and Federal government(System) In Mekelle- Stay tuned for more info!

Ginbot 7 Andargachew and EPRDF Abiy
Meskerem SayTeba...!(before September arrives) is an age-old saying in Ethiopia. Meskerem is the month Ethiopian new year starts. For a while, I have been wondering why Andargachew Tsige decided to stay away from Berhanu Nega and Ethiopian Politics as an active player. Although he is not actively involved in politics it seems Andargachew is still shadowing his former self. Some time ago, Andargachew told the world Abiy nor ODP has no road map to govern the country! He told the world the only road map Abiy is using is the one that was given to him by Ginbot 7! If what we hear in this video is true, Andargachew is also telling the world that Abiy was a long-time informer of Ginbot 7. In fact, according to Andargachew, he has given four very sensitive government secrets to Ginbot 7 which was later given to the Eritrean government! Now the question is why is Andargachew sharing this? Is he blackmailing Abiy? If true why did Abiy who is an Oromo who came to power with Qerro help(according to Jawar!) pass secrets to Ginbot 7 and not the OLF? I heard during the heated discussion before the resignation of PM Haile Mariam the EPRDF government confronted the now Team Lemma that the government was aware of some of the team members connection to foreign agents and extremists. It is said the Haiemariam government chose to look the other way instead of confronting those involved to avoid further crisis. Were they right then and wrong now? It is one thing to share secrets with legal opposition but sharing government secrets with a foreign government is treason right? What is Andy up-to? Zeru Hagos Aug 2019

For your Reading....
Against Identity Politics: The New Tribalism and the Crisis of Democracy
By Francis Fukuyama
E Pluribus Unum? The Fight Over Identity Politics

By Stacey Y. Abrams; John Sides, Michael Tesler, And Lynn Vavreck; Jennifer A. Richeson; And Francis Fukuyama

Ashenda: Ethiopia's 'uniquely female' annual festival in Tigray, Amhara regions

What is Ashenda about? It is a cultural celebration associated with northern Ethiopia especially to the Tigray and Amhara regional states. It is uniquely female as it is reserved for girls and young women. It is a yearly event during which the target group engages in different fun activities including drumming, dancing, and socialization. It usually takes place between August – September.

በሕዝብና በምሁራን ላይ ያመጸ የፖለቲካ ኃይል
ከአብዱራህማን አህመዲን፤ 8-24-19

US names Nigerians in massive fraud investigation
The US authorities have charged 80 people, "most of whom are Nigerian nationals", with participating in a conspiracy to steal millions of dollars, prosecutors say. They are accused of using business email fraud schemes and romance scams to con victims - many of them elderly. Police have so far arrested 14 suspects across the US, 11 in Los Angeles alone.

Best experience every community should adopt!
TDA Mekelle Aug 23, 2019 - Enormous people in various walks of life, understanding the clear objective of TDA, are contributing to actualize TDA's three years' strategic plan (2011-2013). Tabia Selam is one of the 15 tabias in woreda Tahitay Koraro of the north-west zone of Tigrai. What happened in this tabia...

Ethiopian Launches Cargo Flights to Bangkok & Hanoi
Addis Ababa, 23 August 2019 - Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, the Largest Cargo Operator in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has started once weekly freighter service to Bangkok, Thailand and Hanoi, Vietnam as of August 16, 2019

Violence against woman!
Berhane Alemayoh 8-22-19 - When Mrs. Fanita Fay Solomon who is doing a Nobel work for women in Tigray suggested to me to write my take condemning violence against woman in Tigray, tears started to cloud my eyes. My knees got weaker and weaker because, I grew up around men who were violent towards their wives, domestic workers and even to the local woman who owned their own business.

Egypt's Nile water committee reviews trilateral negotiations on Ethiopia's GERD
The committee discussed several phases of the lengthy trilateral negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), which yielded 'no agreement', Cabinet Spokesman Nader Saad said. 'The futile negotiations prompted the Egyptian side to put forward a technical proposal which takes into account Ethiopia's energy needs without detriment to Egyptian...'
PM Abiy, no one lives for eternity. If you want to be remembered as the PM who finished the Dam then do the right thing! Do not put your head down when it comes to the negotiation! Egypt is emboldened because of your weakness. PM Meles and Hailemariam faced more pressure than you and didn't blink nor put their head down! For the sake of all Ethiopians and for the sake of the Oromo people whom you represent finish this Dam!

Sudan transition: Lt-Gen Burhan sworn in as Sovereign Council chief

The leader of Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC), Lt-Gen Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan, has been sworn in as leader of the newly established sovereign council. He will lead a group of six civilians and four other military officers as part of a planned 39-month long transition to democracy. There will also be a prime minister and cabinet. Now that Sudan is done like Ethiopia, where will the color revolutionaries jump next to join a popular uprising and attempt to hijack the change in the name of 'western democracy'? Eritrea you say?

Passion for Development in Tigray: Can it be sustained?

Yohannes Aberra, PhD 8-20-19 - I don't think there is any sober mind that does not believe that the only way for the future of Tigray is embarking on sustainable development. It is the only pill that cures all political, social, and economic ills. Everyone agrees that it is long overdue. Many of the predicaments that the people of the Region are suffering from...

ብራንድ የሚሰርቁ በሞት ቢቀጡስ?
በስንታየሁ ግርማ 8-16-19

Why does TPLF badly need the next election to be held?
Asmelash Yohannes (PhD, Mekelle University School of Law) August 20, 2019 - From a strategic point of view, the leaders of TPLF (Tigray People’s Liberation Front) know, or they are predicting to say the least, that the ruling EPDRF party may not survive the upcoming general election. You can call this a gamble or a bluff! But it could make sense if you have the time to crunch the numbers!

Under Pressure, IS Militants in Somalia Look to Ethiopia
Islamic State militants in Somalia say they will release jihadist materials in Amharic - a step unmistakably aimed at winning recruits in restive, neighboring Ethiopia....ISIS - is reaching out to Ethiopia's Muslim community in an attempt to take advantage of ongoing ethnic and political unrest in Africa's second most populous nation."There are many groups that are disaffected and disgruntled by the way the transition is unfolding," Bryden said.
Does this mean we will be seeing more bloodshed in the country? Almost all countries where ISIS take a foothold are a failed state today! In the name of promoting 'western-style democracy,' Ethiopia is going down fast. It is really sad to see this generation failing the people and the country! What happened to all the promise keepers!

Federalist facade for centralist front
August 18, 2019 by Rene Lefort, William Davison- Despite TPLF efforts to snap Ethiopia out of political stalemate, an incoherent ruling front staggers sluggishly towards reform. More destabilizing jostling looks likely, as the Prime Minister tries to cobble together a centrist alliance. With its unprecedented public attack last month on the Amhara Democratic Party, the Tigray People's Liberation Front appeared to be trying to bring Ethiopia's political impasse to a head by exacerbating the existing crisis.

Research hits home for MUSC professort
In 2001, Mulugeta Gebregziabher, Ph.D., took a leap of faith and left his homeland of Ethiopia to come to the United States for a better education. Little did he know that being 8,000 miles away would somehow bring him closer to the country in which he grew up. From behind his desk at 135 Cannon St., the Medical University of South Carolina professor and biostatistician smiles as he thinks of his hometown of Adwa...

ሹክ፡ የኢህአዴግ ስራ አስፈፃሚ ስብሰባ እንዴት ነበረ?
አለምአየሁ ምህረቴ 8-16-19 -
Interesting Read! It seems the road ahead is indeed a dead-end road unless Abiy changes course! Will he change course or stop at the dead-end to see who will blink first- Federalist or Neo-liberalist!

Ethiopia's Developmental State Model: A Reflection on Francis Fukuyama's Article
Prof Asayehgn Desta August 2019 - Given that the core matrix of Ethiopia's Developmental State Model was economic growth, from 2005 to 2015, Ethiopia remained as a compelling example of how an African country could achieve steady state-directed economic growth, social transformation, and infrastructural investments... Professor Francis Fukuyama (June 11, 2019) attempts to authenticate the "state quality" and compare the difference between the Ethiopia's Developmental State Model and the East Asian Developmental State paradigm.

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