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REYOT TV: Yared Tebebu on PM Abiy and "betrayal'- Aug 2019

Was Yared promised something by Abiy or is he also part of the Andargachew Tisge group who gave Abiy the 'road-map' that he is about to discard?

 


በመለስ አንደበት
ኢዮብ 8-14-19

 




 


Jawar Lamenting on "Missed Opportunity "Aug 2019


Jawar may still be living in a wonderland where he still thinks he is the kingmaker but the reality is the change in Ethiopia came about because of the dying EPRDF unable to lead the government. Qerro may have helped to hasten the change but the root problem was the inept EPRDF government of PM Hailemariam Desalgn unable to govern. Had Hailemariam lead the change properly, it was clear the next PM was going to be an Oromo! One thing for sure Jawar is a very smart person, he knows how to take advantage. He jumped the bandwagon too early and joined Abiy rising to prominence. Time to wake up and smell the coffee Jawar, the road ahead is a dead-end!


 





 





 


OMN: TV: With Obbo Bekele Gerba - Aug 2019

 


YMCA Ethiopia in London

 


TMH TV: Discussion on Tigrai Politics based on Mehari Yohannes book- Aug 2019

One of the worst outcomes of the tyranny of the majority brought by team lemma of the EPRDF is the fact that 'democracy' cannot save Ethiopia. TPLF approved a federal constitution that allows Tigrai and other nation and nationalities in Ethiopia to be a weak minority with insignificant seat in parliament. If you listen to the above very matured discussion from Tigrai elites in Mekelle, you will understand, Ethiopia's fate is almost sealed! Ethiopia is done!

 


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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...



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.



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.




What Ethiopia needs is an independent prosecution
The last few months have, however, brought to the fore the complexity of governing Africa's second-most populous country where ethnic cleavages have high political saliency. The initial euphoria that followed Abiy's unexpected rise to power gradually transformed into bewilderment and even pessimism in some quarters.The prime minister has faced criticism, especially because of the perceived deterioration of the security situation and inter-ethnic skirmishes...



Maximizing employment from Investment and Economic Growth in Tigray
Makonnen Tesfaye; London, UK August 2019 - Employment, in particular youth unemployment, is increasingly becoming the key economic, social and political issue facing the Country, the Regional States and Tigray; and as such has been the fundamental driver of the current challenges of social unrest and political instability. The aim of the outline paper is to stimulate discussion and point out the direction of potential research and economic policy-making further towards the imperative of developing



Capital lease finance company opens shop
Ethio Lease to import USD 200 million worth of machineries.Ethio Lease was established by African Asset Finance Company, a New York City-based finance company, with a registered capital of 400 million birrs. The company has nine shareholders and seven board members including Girma Wake and Gabriel Negatu, director-general for Eastern Africa Regional Center at the African Development Bank. The Ethiopian government first enacted the law that allows foreign companies to engage in the lease finance sector in 1998.





Mr. President and Mr. Cuccinelli, what would you know!
TeKa 8-13-19 - I am an immigrant myself and a proud naturalized citizen. Lately, the current president and some of his top officials are breaking my heart. Not long ago, the president himself asked the four congresswomen to go back to where they came from if they do not agree with the way the country is being governed.





Diaspora for Development!
What a wonderful worth remembering diaspora tour held by Tigrai development Association/TDA! The 2nd International Diaspora Festival Tigrai which brought together diaspora Tegaru from North America, Europe, China, Middle East and Africa for the same objective took place in a wide range of programs in Mekelle, the beautiful Northern Star Capital of Tigray as of 24 to 30 July 2011 E.C. The event was regarded as the most important...



Manufacturing public debate
A public official is a ventriloquist who speaks for the state: he takes an official stance and speaks for the group he is addressing (for their benefit and as their mouthpiece); he speaks for and on behalf of all; and he speaks as a representative of the universal.



የጃዎር ኪንግደም
ከማህፍቅ 8-12-19






Ethiopia's critical juncture: Ethnic tensions and liberal transition
The most concerning situation, yet, exists in the Amhara Regional State. On June 22, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed accused General Asamnew Tsige, head of the security forces in Amhara, as well as other Amhara military officers of being responsible for an attempted coup d’état. General Tsige was subsequently killed along with his alleged accomplices while over 250 people, especially members of the National Movement of Amhara (NAMA), the region’s leading party, were arrested.



ላልሰማው ጉድ ነው ዘንድሮ
ሓጎስ አረጋይ 8-12-19


Authorities arrest Sidama Media Network workers in southern Ethiopia amid unrest
Nairobi, August 9, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on authorities in Ethiopia to disclose the charges against three media workers from the Sidama Media Network or release them immediately, and to guarantee that journalists operating in southern Ethiopia can report freely.

How Indefinite Conscription Restricts Young People's Rights, Access to Education in Eritrea
Since the border war with Ethiopia in the late 1990s, Eritrea's President Isaias Afewerki and the ruling People’s Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ) have used indefinite national service to control the Eritrean population. Human Rights Watch research finds that many Eritreans have spent their entire working lives at the service of the government ...



"ዲያስፖራ" ከሚበጀው የሚፈጀው
ከአብዱራህማን አህመዲን፤ 8-10-19


The Gavel or the Gun?
Yohannes Aberra, PhD 8-9-19 - I just returned from the grand conference of Tigraian scholars in Mekelle (Quo Vadis Tigray). It is heart-warming to discuss development in a besieged Regional Capital. One can never fail to admire the people, the scholars, and the leadership for making it possible.



World food security increasingly at risk due to 'unprecedented' climate change impact, new UN report warns
Speaking at the launch of a Special Report on Climate Change and Land by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Geneva, experts highlighted how the rise in global temperatures, linked to increasing pressures on fertile soil, risked jeopardizing food security for the planet.



The Weaponization of Victimhood: Another response to the communique of "concerned" Ethiopians
Elias Dawit 8-8-19 - On July 19, 2019, 145 Ethiopians, calling themselves "concerned Ethiopians", published a communique in the form of an open letter to all Ethiopians and the international community. The ostensible purpose of the communique was to warn their compatriots and the wider international community that...



Planting millions more trees might not be the way to tackle Ethiopia's environmental problems
Ethiopia is hoping to tackle the effects of climate change by planting more trees, but in doing so, it might inadvertently be creating new environmental problems. This week, prime minister Abiy Ahmed joined Ethiopians from northern Tigray to the Southern Nations to plant...



Cease and Desist-Ato Andaregachew!
Samuel Estefanous 6 Agust 2019 - I read Andy Tsige's political autobiography and noted, 'a good book but it would have been a great one-had it been edited.' What a shame! A book of such 'grandeur' wasn't edited; looks like to me, Ato Andargachew published his rich rough notes just like Giday Zeratsion did.But rough notes have their own peculiar charms-like racy tabloids do - and it was a good read indeed except for the following.



The President of the Federal Supreme Court Transgresses the Constitution
Makonnen Tesfaye, 4 August 2019 - Meaza Ashenafi's, the President of the Federal Supreme Court,unashamedly open advocacy for and pronouncement of a military action against the Regional State of Tigray on a public platform is a further escalation of the Abiy Government's "undeclared" war on Tigray, which is targeted against the Region's democratically elected political leadership and people. ...
Meaza in Her Own Voice




Tigray is in danger
Teodros Kiros (Ph.D) 8-5-19 - Tigray is being circled constitutionally and politically by the Abiy regime in concert with Esaias Afework. We have to analyze the present movements in Ethiopia, most particularly Abiy's recent visit to Eritrea. The public is not privy to the purpose of the visit and the actual content of the discussions, which took place ...



The Most Repressive State You May Have Never Heard Of
With more than 25 million people forcibly displaced from their countries by the end of 2018, the world currently faces an unprecedented refugee crisis. Among the countries with the highest rates of displacement are Syria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Afghanistan - all of which are riven by war and instability. Also on this list, however, is Eritrea.





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