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The Power of Lekatit11- A Wonderful Healing Event Happened in Mekelle! Feb 18, 2019!!


Zete Aiga: Interview with TDA NA Executive Leaders - Feb 21, 2019



Zete Aiga: Interview with UTNA current and former Executive Leaders - Feb 18, 2019


TV Tigrai Reportage:Coverage of Lekatit11- Feb 20, 2019


Guardian Of Treasure !!


The Puff Adder
When it strikes its victim
The Puff Adder is bad.
As it huffs and puffs,
They say it can count and add.
If you step on a Puff Adder
Believe me you will be sad...
G. E. Gorfu


Interview with W/ro Kiros Hagos Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs.
W/ro Kiros appealed to the Diaspora Community to do their best to help the displaced Tigreans and pledged to work with anyone asking for support from her office. W/ro Kiros recognized those who have already deposited the donation they have collected. W/ro Kiros also said her office is ready to help but no one has contacted her office for any particular support. We urge any diaspora group including the Tegaru Displaced Relief Fund (TDRF) to contact her office. to get the needed support to reach the affected people. Aigaforum Feb 10, 2019


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Mountain Biking the Roof of Ethiopia
After many discussions in the winter with my friend Guillaume, our choice was made, we are going to head to Ethiopia. Trails full of oriental perfume, burning incense odors, and big mountains not really known for mountain biking. It's a simple plan on paper, start at Bahir Dar (Blue Nile Springs) and get to the roof of Ethiopia, the Ras Dashen (4543 m). Just 450 km of pedalling on the way.

የለውጡ ባለቤት ማን ነው?
ከአብዱራህማን አህመዲን፤ 2-23-19

Ethiopian to Operate All-Women Functioned Flight to Oslo on International Women Day
Addis Ababa, 22 February 2018 Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s Largest Airline Group and SKYTRAX Certified Four Star Global Airline, is pleased to announce to its customers that it has finalized all preparations to once again celebrate International Women’s Day by operating an AllWomen Functioned Flight this time on Addis Ababa – Stockholm - Oslo route on March 08, 2019.

Give Credit Where it is Due Please!
In the old days when the use of social media was at its nascent among the Ethiopian community, we used to monitor all the extremist media for fake news and images since they were notoriously posting false news! But no more! With the advancement of social media and all the Digital Woyanes, and the return of all the extremists and "akurafi politicians" back to Addis, we see no need to spend time and energy from where we are now! However, when the Abiy government implied the greening of Addis Ababa plan was one of its big plans we could not convince ourselves how in such a short time they could have such a plan! Apparently, the plan is not the work of the Abiy government! Read and watch the following two stories (above and below). Why can't the Abiy government be proud of what the previous government has done and give credit where it is due? To be honest the Abiy government will be respected if it can finish what the revolutionary democrats started! By now the current government should know no one is expecting much from it! All that is being expected from the Abiy government is to lead a smooth transition and to hold an election on time!

U.S. won't partner with countries that use Huawei systems: Pompeo
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday warned that the United States would not be able to partner with or share information with countries that adopt Huawei Technologies Co Ltd systems, citing security concerns. Pompeo said nations in Europe and elsewhere need to understand the risks of implementing Huawei's telecommunications equipment. "If a country adopts this and puts it in some of their critical information systems, we won't be able..."

TV-Tigrai-Amharic: Oromo elites speaking on the failure of the Abiy government and the danger with undermining the constitution and a Somali-Ethiopia leader take on the prevailing political development - Feb 20, 2019

Constitutional Crises in Ethiopia

Assefa A. Lemu 2-20-19 - In a democratic system, constitution sets rules and regulations and guides the decisions of a government of a given country. Unfortunately, in Ethiopia, we are noticing ongoing violations of constitutional provisions which lead to constitutional crises. Constitutional crises happen when a constitution fails to accomplish the objectives...

Siye Abraha speaking to reporters on the occasion of Lekatit11 -2019. Siye was one of the leaders recognized for his service to the people of Tigrai and Ethiopia during the event. The magnanimity and show of solidarity exhibited by Siye and all the other ex-TPLF leaders is a watershed moment to Tigrain Unity! The struggle ahead to save the federal system has begun on a good footing indeed! Feb 19, 2019

Chinese firms brought in to "pick up pace" on Ethiopia's Nile dam

EEP also awarded a $113m contract to Voith Hydro Shanghai for electrical, mechanical, and various civil and structural works required to finish the GERD.The moves are intended to "pick up the pace of the dam", reported Fana, the state broadcaster.China Gezhouba is expected to "work aggressively in partnership with other companies" to complete the project on schedule, EEP chief executive Abraham Belay said.....
The above news coupled with the following news on Ethio-Djibouti-pipeline is somewhat assuring not all is lost in Ethiopia as far as development work goes. One can only hope such news will be the norm as it used to be instead of the daily news about killings and uprootings!

VOA Tigrigna Interview with Aite Amanuel and Kidane from TPLF and ARENA Party on current political developments in Tigrai and Ethiopia. Betreseltan ask both of them to share their thoughts on the recent get-together between former and current TPLF leaders who have not seen eye to eye for a while, on the 'boundary and identity commission' as well as security conditions between Tigrai and Amhara regional boundaries!

War Free Ethiopia
Berhane Alemayoh February 18, 2019 - Open Letter to: My humble appeal to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, the Parlama of Ethiopia, all Ethiopian activists, all media outlets, all regional governments, and all citizens:I am writing this appeal to all Ethiopian people, to do my part to defuse the underline peril of civil war facing the people of Ethiopia. For this writing, I have chosen to be as neutral as possible in addressing the concerns that I have....

"የቲፎዞና የሹመት ፖለቲካ"
ፀጋዝአብ ለምለም ተስፋይ 2-19-19

A Tribute to "our" Freedom Fighters: Even today the country owes them a debt of gratitude.
Zekarias Ezra 2-18-19 - As our Tigray (Tigrai) brothers and sisters celebrate the 44th Anniversary of the founding of TPLF, it is incumbent on the living, us, to pay tribute to the gallant freedom fighters of TPLF, the dead and the living, for the selfless sacrifices they have made to uproot the Derge dictatorial regime....

NBA commissioner announces Barack Obama to be involved with Basketball Africa League
NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced Saturday that former President Barack Obama will be involved in a project to develop a basketball league in Africa, the NBA's first league outside of the U.S.
Ethiopia's Tefera breaks world indoor 1,500m record
Ethiopia's Samuel Tefera broke the long-standing world indoor 1,500 metres record when he clocked three minutes, 31.04 seconds at the IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting in Birmingham, England on Saturday.Tefera, 19, clocked three minutes, 31.04 seconds at the IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting to take down Moroccan Hicham El Guerrouj's 1997 record of 3:31.18.
Monitoring and Evaluation Professionals for Development Projects in Africa.
Dr Yohannes Aberra Ayele 2-16-19 Any serious intention to bring about sustainable development via programmes and projects should be guided by appropriate policies and realistic strategies, and be supported by the right legislative provisions. The implementation of development intervention is broken down...

Ethiopia's plan to privatize and split up its mobile phone monopoly won't be as easy as it looks
After decades of a centralized economic model and antiquated socialist red tape, Ethiopia is opening up to the world. Last year, the government announced plans to gradually privatize state-owned enterprises in a bid to expand the role of the private sector,
Long before PM Abiy came to power, we have advocated for partial privatization of telecom services or at least the break-up of Ethio telecom to four regional bells so a quasi-competition is introduced between the subsidiaries. To our dismay, instead of introducing competition, the EPRDF government hired a foreign company to run the giant company! Although the Abiy government current privatization process is heavily influenced by the neo-liberals, it is time for Ethio-telecom to be introduced to some kind of private competition. The question is: can the Abiy govt stand against the neo-liberals and maintain some kind of veto power to save the country during economic hardship? See Also Investigation how deals done by the UK telecoms giant benefited politically connected elites in eastern Africa

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Mark Your Calendar
Dear All,
This is to update you that the upcoming Tigrai Grand Conference has been decided to be from July 28-August 1 (5 Days) in Mekelle. The starting date was previously advertised as July 29, but now it will start on July 28 (one day earlier). Hence, please mark the date in your calendar as JULY 28- AUGUST 1, 2019 in Mekelle, Tigrai. N.B: We kindly request all of you to forward this updated message to all relevant colleagues, friends, and other potential stakeholders.
Best Regards, GSTS








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