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EPRDF Member Organizations Visit to Tigrai: Back to Where they Started!!

 


Investigative Report on the Water Shortage in Mekelle!


The problem with drinking water shortage may not be unique to the city of Mekelle in Ethiopia. Due to the vast expansion of cities and towns all over Ethiopia...
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Ethiopia: TPLF Story - 40 Part 2

 


Reportage: PM Hailemariam Visit to Tigrai and former TPLF/EPRDF Base Area -- Feb 2015

 


TPLF at 40: TPlF challenges and the Late PM Meles Legacy and Role....  (Reportage) (Amharic)


Tewodros Hagos, Berket Simon and Aboy Sebhat discussed and shared their thoughts on what the challenges were and what PM Meles role was...a must listen!!...[Was Meles a one of a kind TPLF leader and Tegadalay, Can Tigrai and TPLF produce another Meles or better than Meles now and in the future? These are the questions people are asking and the ball is on TPLF's court to prove doubters!] Aigaforum Feb 2015

 


News, Analysis & Articles

After a long absence of writing poems, Hilawe Yoseph wrote a Poem and here below is the poem read at TPLF 40th Anniversary Symposium - Mekelle Feb 2015...   (poem)

Interview with Dr Ahmedin Edris Head of Ethio Witten
Two Fire Brigade vehicles donated by Ethio Witten to Mekelle City Administration arrived recently!... (Interview)


Ethiopia, Long Mired in Poverty, Rides an Economic Boom
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The bulldozers, tractors and cranes are busy day and night, paving new roads, building tall glass buildings and constructing a new light rail system to stitch together the city’s ends...[...the argument "democracy or development" is a false misunderstood argument when it comes to Ethiopia. In Ethiopia where abject poverty is strangling the people democracy is translated to food self sufficiency and a better tomorrow--hopeful country to live!. Ethiopians are living in a hopeful country and every day becoming self sufficient. Therefore, though people show contempt with the way things are in some areas, they are happy! What should worry us all is if the current bureaucracy and bureaucrats are ready to lead and manage the fast pace of economic development and all the demands that arise because of it.It is amazing most people we talk want to be come business owners! Such huge desire coupled with some of the means people are using to become rich are causing frictions with the government and its institutions everyday! The government wants to isolate the "rent seekers" and in the process some good and honest people are getting squeezed! Also, besides the issue with rent seekers, the huge demand by city dwellers all over the country is something to worry for bureaucrats and officials!]




Ethiopian Minister of Health: We are the champions of country ownership in development

In an interview with EurActiv, Ethiopian Minister of Health Dr. Kesetebirhan Admasu described the impressive improvements of healthcare in his country over the last ...

Tigrai Development Association(TDA) News
March 03, 2015

Ethiopia, Rwanda give the lie to electoral democracy hype
It is over two decades now since single-party rule ended in Africa and military rule became something of a curiosity, so much so that today when soldiers take over...

ምንጭ፡- ኢብኮ፣ኢዜአ 03/02/15
Few years back we were delighted at last the majestic mountains of Adwa that helped patriotic Ethiopians to defeat the Italian invaders were to be developed as a tourist destination. To date nothing has been done in fact the flag poles erected at the designated park site stand stripped of anything! The mountains, thanks to the inhabitants and the work done over the years to rehabilitate the environment by the local authorities and REST, are lush and green ready to be exploited as tourist destinations! We can not tell you how sad we felt when we saw nothing has been done to-date with all the promises! . Even Yeha the ancient Ethiopian civilization site that rests in between these majestic mountains is a neglected site. The new ETO needs to clearly address such mismanagement and negligence of tourist sites around the country!

Ethiopia’s new international airport to be ‘as big as Heathrow’
Ethiopia is set to complete expansion work on Addis Ababa Bole International Airport in 2018 and is planning to commission a new facility to meet rising demand.

TPLF at 40 Closing Ceremony - Addis March 01, 2015

The historic 40th Anniversary of the TPLF was colorfully celebrated in Addis Ababa Millenium Hall. The event was attended by President Dr Mulatu, Dr Debretison Vice Chair of TPLF, Isaias Woldegeorgis chairman of TPLF Addis Chapter as well as other high officials from the federal government...

Ethiopian Minister of Water, Energy and Irrigation Alemayehu Tegenu won't seek consent of any other state for building Blue Nile Dam
ADDIS ABABA (AA) – In an exclusive interview with The Anadolu Agency, Ethiopian Minister of Water, Energy and Irrigation Alemayehu Tegenu said that his country will never ask for the consent of any other state for building a multi-billion-dollar hydroelectric dam project on the Blue Nile.....

Injera diplomacy and honouring heroes the Ethiopian way
When President Museveni delegated the Prime Minister, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, to represent him at the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Tigray Peoples’ Liberation Front (TPLF) in Mekele, I did not know that the experience would leave lasting....

Ethio-Egyptian Nile Nexus in the ISIL Aftermath
Habtamu Abay, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 03-01-15 - The Nile basin is the kernel of human civilization. Ethiopia and Egypt are two of the very few most ancient Nation States on planet earth. Ethio-Egyptian relations date back to prehistoric times....

Egypt earmarks $2bn for S. Sudan dam project
February 27, 2015 (WAU) – The Egyptian government has pledged $2 billion for the construction of a multi-purpose hydro electricity power project on Jur River...[It is interesting Egypt is doing everything to stop the building of a hydro dam in Ethiopia but planning to build one in South Sudan! Egypt should think twice before tampering with the wetlands of South Sudan for short term gains...the wetlands are critical to the eco system of the region and the world at large!]

British support for Ethiopia scheme withdrawn amid abuse allegations
The cruelty of some of the western institutions that swear in the name of the poor in Ethiopia has no bound. HRW and others will surely laugh all the way to the bank when their sponsors award them for job well done but the poor people in Gambella gets nothing out of this except more misery! How can any one with sane mind oppose any villagisation in Ethiopia? The source of our people's destitution begins with lack of access to basic needs which villagisation solves! In any case we are glad the Ethiopian govt is not a banana govt. The main driving force for change in Ethiopia today is not external aid. With or with out(Bitsifrina) is the driving force for change in Ethiopia today!!

Unmasking advocacy groups’ cover
Berket Gebru 02-27-15 In the first part of this article, I looked into the adverse comments of the so-called international advocacy groups on Ethiopia subsequent to Dawit Kebede’s comments on ETV.... Part I     Part II


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TPLF at 40!: Selected Documentaries Aired by TV Tigrai! Jan - Feb 2015.

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