Alemseged GerbreAmlak Conquer yet another Challenge!
• Former TPLF/EPRDF executive committee member Alemseged Gebreamlak has earned a PhD in Economic Development and Applied Econometrics from Clark University this past Sunday.
• Alemseged successfully defended his thesis on the “Productivity and Turnover of the Private and Public Sectors in the Ethiopian Manufacturing Sector” on March 12, 2013 and graduated on May 19, 2013
with PhD major in Economic Development and minor in Applied Econometrics .
• Alemseged was offered two scholarships from University of Connecticut and Clark University in fall 2009. Alemseged chose Clark University due to the University's prestigious Economic Development program as well as the free scholarship offered to him for both the Masters and PhD programs.
• Alemseged studied his Masters and PhD program while teaching economics courses as a part-time lecturer at Southern Connecticut State University, which is located 2 drive hours away from Clark University, to support his family who are with him in the U.S as well as those that are in Ethiopia.
Note: After the split within TPLF, Alemseged did not pursue a path that is contrary to his core beliefs (e.g., joining extremist opposition groups who bash Tigreans on a daily basis and deny the development progress that has been made for the past 20 years/still continued to be made). Instead, a fighter (tagay/tegadalay) that he is, Alemseged stood on his feet and achieved a remarkable objective he set for himself by obtaining higher education in Economics that he had always wanted to achieve before he joined TPLF at a young age in the 1970s. We salute Alemseged and encouraged him to return to Ethiopia and play a role in the economic development of the country - for example by setting a think tank research organization with focus on economic development, etc...
Interview with Berhanu Asefa Director, Federal Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission Ethiopia.
In an online interview at gezategaru Ato Berhanu explained in detail the inner workings of the anti corruption commission and the challenges as well as successes of his office in its short existence.
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Did you Know?
Haile Menkerios has changed his nationality from Eritrean to South African, according to credible sources.He is now serving as the newUN representative to the AU in Addis Ababa. Is this a tragedy to the new nation!Or perhpas a blessing to Isaias Afeworki?
While the extremist bloggers seek refugee behind faceless and make believe heroes passing news of a serial killer as heroic deed news by one of their imagined organization, we seek refugee behind real heroes with names and a country that has a bright future thanks to a visionary leader and the many unsung heroes of TPLF/EPRDF ! Thanks Berhane Haile!
22nd September 2011-
In truth last week’s UDJ press conference only goes to highlight the extent to which the ‘coalition of the bickering’ has fallen prey to political paralysis of its own making. In an unjustified and unjustifiable act, UDJ moved swiftly not to distance itself from the alleged charges of attempted terrorism levied against its agile-tongued spin-doctor, Andualem Arage - which would have been the right thing to do under the circumstances – but to fire its salvo of nonsense and absurdity at EPDRF accusing it of trying to surgically remove one of UDJ’s promising leaders.
Andualem Arage is not a member of parliament and, therefore, the Anti-Terrorist Task Force (ATTF) does not need Parliament to sanction the waiving off his immunity as an elected Member of Parliament. ATTF, therefore, is within the law when it arrested Andualem only after it secured an arrest warrant from the court.
UDJ’s best bet would have, therefore, been to hold their horses at least until Andale had his day in court. Ventilating anger in public while the case has not even started to be heard in a court of law is tantamount to subtly mug the due process of law. This sort of wayward behaviour is bad for democracy and justice - the very crowing points of hastily cobbled together UDJ.
Sustenance of a viable democracy does not only depend on bolstering democratic institutions, but by far of immense importance is the willingness of contending parties to subscribe to peaceful struggle in their quest to seize state power.
Peaceful can only be peaceful. UDJ cannot remain in Ethiopian politics carrying an olive branch with one hand a Kalashnikov with the other hand. A cursory look at UDJ’s short history, however, shows that either the very notion of a peaceful struggle is treated as a taboo, or it has intentionally been morphed into a euphemism for a binge of street uprising.
UDJ and EPDRF have been at loggerheads over this need to toe the line of peaceful struggle and respect to the rule of law without ifs or buts. Indeed, many are those who attribute UDJ’s inability to come to terms with the mortifying defeat it suffered at the 2010 National Elections for UDJ’s ambivalence towards peaceful struggle. When will this cat and mouse game end? The answer at the moment is how long a string is.
The ruling EPDRF argues that it has to demonstrate to the public that it is living up to its obligation of not only respecting the Constitution of FDRE but of safeguarding the Constitution from those bent on circumventing democracy. UDJ’s stand on the issue is one of non-committal. While it publically subscribes to the notion of peaceful struggle, in practice, its big-wigs are seen rubbing shoulders with the likes of Geem-boat 7’s Dr. Birr-hanu Nega who made no secret of his intent to scupper the Constitution of FDRE and to overthrow the democratically elected EPDRF government by fair and foul means. I can’t help but be reminded here by the age old saying: “Tell me who your friends are, and I will tell you who you are.”