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Amazing yet Alarming!! TDA Road Map Presentation by TDA International Board Chair! Engineer Taddese, TDA International board chair, presented TDA's assessment of the state of education in Tigrai and education's relevance to the development of the region. April 2019


Diaspora In Action/Part 2


Current Issue: Interview with Getachew Reda TPLF/EPRDF Executive Committee Member- April 2019


ትግራይ ኬኛ
ኢዮብ ከጮማ እምኒ 4-12-19


Ethio-Eritrean Predicament- New Book
Author: Solomon Barnabas (Ph.D.)
(The book is on sale in Mekelle in few days!)
April 2019


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Ethiopian to Launch Flight Services to Marseille
Addis Ababa: 23April 2019 Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, is pleased to announce that it has finalized all preparations to launch a thrice weekly flight to Marseille, France as of July 02, 2019.

How Did Ethiopia Get from There to Here: Questioning the Current Narrative (Part 1)
Elias Dawit 4-22-19 - In this article I look at the current political narrative that is being written about today's political transition-the key actors and the underlying assumptions., In Part 2, I look at the role of one of the key actors and explore the reasons behind his prominence-former head of the National Intelligence security services Getachew Assefa. It is the winners who write the narrative that describes the "before" and "after" of political change. Let's take the case of contemporary Ethiopia. Today's political narrative describes a country celebrating the rise of...

Statement from Irob Global Committee on Andom Gebreyesus use of "Tigrai Map"
Irob Global Committee 4-23-19

The Tyranny of Food Habits: A Key Challenge to Food Security in Tigray
Dr. Yohannes Aberra Ayele 4-22-19 - There are a few relevant sayings pertaining to the might of habit on human behavior for which change is long overdue፡ "Old habits die hard"; "Habit is second nature", etc. The most enduring of all human habits are food habit. It evolves through time, in particular, natural, social, and economic contexts, reinforced and protected by a number of tenacious cultural values.

Can Ethiopia Afford to Hold Elections in 2020?
Teshome Beyene Berhe 4-22-19 The biggest challenge for Dr Abiy and his team to tackle is the fact that they have to constantly ensure legitimacy of ruling the country. The intriguing question as to where that legitimacy comes from going forward? Is it from EPRDF's 'election' of 2015 to the assemblies? Is it from the popular protest of 2017 and 2018, which directly or indirectly caused ...

After years of repression, Ethiopia's media is free - and fanning the flames of ethnic tension
Ethiopia has been a rare bright spot of increased rights and democracy on a continent more known for leaders overstaying their mandates. Its progress in media freedom- there are no longer any imprisoned journalists - has been so dramatic that it was chosen to host World Press Freedom Day on May 2. The changes have also prompted new conflicts and unearthed long-buried grievances, often revolving around land and ethnicity. And to many, a newly polarized press is making things worse.
(Washington Post should ask and tell us also why the former government changed course when it comes to press freedom? Eskinder became a known journalist before he was jailed right! He was writing and publishing anything he wanted before he crossed the red line and sent to jail! The same red line the Post has included in its title! What is the Post trying to tell us with this story? That we have not matured as a society? That the Abiy government is democratic but we are not ready for democracy? Why can't the post investigate what democracy means to Ethiopians? How can democracy work in Ethiopia when the government is airing a documentary on alleged torture by "Tigrigna Tenagari"(Tigrigna Speakers). Who is fanning the ethnic tension?)

Is A 25 Years Old Disgrace in the making in Ethiopia?
By TeKa 4/21/2019 - It has been now exactly 25 years since this shameful human episode happened in Rwanda that began in April 7, 1994. 25 years around this time, the Tutsis were being massacred, Call me pessimist, I do not care, but I smell something like that coming home, unless we change course.

An Attack on Tigray's Unity: "Awrajawinet" and Tigray's Internal Threats
By Yene Gasha 4-20-19 - Opposition leaders in Tigray and some members of the elite are determined to spread the scourge of "awrajawinet" across Tigray. It’s evident that behind this seemingly innocent movement lurks a dark and dangerous agenda which seeks to bring about disunity and discord across Tigray. Make no mistake, this is a campaign orchestrated from outside and aims to target Dr. Debretsion's relatively new government in particular and the Tigray’s elite in general.

"ለጥላቻ ንግግር" ሕግ ያስፈልጋል?
ከአብዱራህማን አህመዲን፤ 4-20-19

Secessionism in African Politics: Aspiration, Grievance, Performance, Disenchantment
This collection of essays examines 14 secessionist attempts in Africa. Some are fairly well known-South Sudan’s split from Sudan, for instance, or the emergence of a de facto state of Somaliland within Somalia. But the contributors also analyze several less well-known cases, including ..

Spies, Lies, and Algorithms. Why U.S. Intelligence Agencies Must Adapt or Fail
For U.S. intelligence agencies, the twenty-first century began with a shock, when 19 al Qaeda operatives hijacked four planes and perpetrated the deadliest attack ever on U.S. soil. In the wake of the attack, the intelligence community mobilized with one overriding goal: preventing another 9/11. The CIA, the National Security Agency, and the 15 other components of the U.S. intelligence ...

Ethiopia: MSF responds to alarming malnutrition rates among ...
NEW YORK/ADDIS ABABA, APRIL 17, 2019-Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched a medical intervention in the Gedeo area of southern Ethiopia following a nutritional assessment in late March, which found malnutrition rates above emergency levels for children under five.
It will not be that long before Ethiopia is yet again engulfed by a man-made famine! It is really sad Ethiopian politicians are allowing famine to revisit the country after all the hard work done to mitigate future famine over the last years! I wish I can read the minds of the Oromo and Amhara Elites that brought the Abiy government! What are they thinking right now? Do they really want a country called Ethiopia? [Forwarded by A Reader April- 2019]

(Response to Dawit Woldegeorgis- Very well argued response!)
Fundraising For Displaced Tegaru by Tegaru and Friends of Tegaru in Northern California
We, Tegaru and friends of Tegaru, residing in the Bay Area and its vicinity met on March 30, 2019 in San Jose, California to raise funds ($46,427.65 ) for displaced Tegaru who were inhumanly and illegally displaced from different parts of Ethiopia. The gathering shows great solidarity and readiness to ...

The Devastating tragedy of the conflict displaced Gedeo communities (IDPs). Part Two
Ataklti Tsegay Tesfay,MD 4-17-19 - On part one of my article, I tried to write about the depth and magnitude of the ethnic conflict induced crisis of the internally displaced peoples (IDPs) in Ethiopia which has been neglected or not paid attention, for almost a year. Such displacement has a significant negative effect on people's lives and livelihoods. The IDPs and returnees are exposed to ...

Vision Ethiopia: Colloquium on the interface between culture, heritage, conflict resolution, democratic governance & national unity Second and Final Call for Papers
Vision Ethiopia 4-17-19 - Consistent with Vision Ethiopia's mission, the primary aim of the Eighth Conference is to create an independent forum for scholars, policymakers and other professionals to present their well thought out policy-related work on contemporary issues that affect all Ethiopians. As the country goes through a difficult transition, the need for an independent forum is becoming increasingly important. In this second and final call for papers, we have tweaked the theme of the conference

The Great Political Scandal in Ethiopia: Join the dots and you can see the figure clearly.
(Serbessa K. April 16, 2019) - Prior to April 2018 (mainly in 2016 and 2017), the Oromo activists, politicians and professional in Diaspora made several open, public conferences and secret meetings with the participations of their "cells" with in the then EPRDF regime to come up with detailed strategies and plans how to achieve Oromo dominance in Ethiopia after TPLF led EPRDF regime is gone; and if that fails, how to secure an independent new country called 'Oromia'.

Land of Origins: The Next Big Thing in Global Tourism
Enchanting tourist attractions, unique diplomatic stature and a thriving airliner have placed Ethiopia, Land of Origins, on top of the world when it comes to tourism growth. According to the World Travel & Tourism Council's (WTTC) annual review, the country saw the...

GAME OVER ያልኩት ገና ነው!
ክፍል አንድ
       ክፍል ሁለት
ኡስማን ሙሉዓለም፣ 4-7-2019
Very Interesting and worthy suggestions on how to save Ethiopia--If it can be saved any more!

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