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Diaspora Discussion on Good Governance issues in Ethiopia

In an ongoing panel discussion on good governance in Ethiopia, Aigaforum invited Engineer Almaz Feseha,Kiros Araya and Gebrehiwot Gebreanenia to share their experience and suggestions on ways to improve the good governance issues that are prevailing in Ethiopia.
  Part 1         Part 2
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Moderated by Addisu Bahta and Isayas Abaye, the invited guests, explained how technology can help mitigate some of the persisting issues and how urban projects and infrastructure works are managed in the United States. They also shared some of the weakness of some of the government institutions that are contributing to the lack of good governance from first-hand experience!. Aigaforum, February 12, 2016



FYI: Good Governance Conference North Western Tigrai - Feb 2016

Part 2

The people discussed among other things on the current extremists agenda of divide and rule using the people living in Wolqayit and Tsegede.


FYI: Playlist for Good Governance Conference Reportage - Tigrai Jan 2016


The side effects of Hate Politics on the Brain!
The learned man "Al Mariam" has posted somewhere on the web claiming a 150 square kilometer of land was given to investors! I don't know why he rushed to bombard without double checking this simple arithmetic. How possible it is to get this much of land in Addis Ababa? Does Al Mariam know how much is 150 This is more than six times the size of Mekele or more than 7 times the size of Nazareth!
According to the original sources, it is 150,000 square meter. When this converts into square kilo meter, it is 0.15 not 150.
The original source is here;
Dear Reader, need we say it one more time people consumed by hate are devoid of common sense! Thanks for the comment (Aigaforum 2/08/16)


Sheik Mohammed Hussein Al-Amoudi and Ato Nur Hussien Yasin to provide drinking water for Afar

Thank You for standing tall against adversity Sheik Mohammed Hussein Al-Amoudi and Ato Nur!


Interview with Amanuel Abreha, Investor in Raya Azebo - Jan 2016


(Kudos to our brother Amanuel for being there and standing tall against drought with his own means! Kemaka Zibelu Yisesenu!)
(Aigaforum Jan 31, 2016)


Speech of PM Hailemariam Desalegn at the 10th US-AFRICA business Summit


Note to our Readers.
Some of you have raised a question in regard to the housing given to the families of TPLF Martyred families in Wukro,(See Here!). The houses as you alerted us were indeed built by another NGO, EFFORT did not build these homes. We are sorry if our interview have you believed EFFORT was the builder and the one who gave it to the families! (Aigaforum Feb 04,2016)


Selam Radio Interview with Amb Girma Birru



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When a small Vancouver mining company struck gold in a remote corner of Africa, it started with so much promise. In remote Eritrea, Nevsun built a mine that was generating $700 million in profits in its first four years of operation. But it was also generating a lot of controversy

Taking Ethiopia’s Competitiveness Forward with Agro-Industry parks
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ዜና ለካቲት 11 ካብ ኦስሎ/ኖርወይ/
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Esaias Afeworki and the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: Inferences vs. References
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US company to construct Ethiopia Djibouti pipeline
United States Company has agreed with Ethiopia to construct the fuel pipeline linking landlocked Ethiopia to Djibouti.US secretary of state said in a statement seen by APA on Friday that the black Rhino company owned by funds from United States investment firm Blackstone Group has obtained the privilege of the construction of a 550-kilometer fuel pipeline linking Ethiopia to Djibouti.

South Sudan president reappoints rival as part of peace deal
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Diversity is not the root of Conflicts
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We're growing fast, but it's not enough
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Ethiopia - Changing Times for a Timeless Land
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ይነበብ ይግለጡ 02-11-16/span>

Ethio-Kenya Power Connection, Taking Cooperation a Step Further
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Somali Kilil/Region Inaugurated First Sesame Oil Factory in Jijiga!
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Gulf Alliance and Eritrea relation in Assab, Eritrea
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Ethiopia - Land of Origins
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አገርና ወገን የሌለው ኢቢኤስ ቴቪ እስከመቼ ህዝብ ያደንዝዝ?
በያገርሰው ጥበቡ 02-09-16...[We see this commentary through the lens of a glass that is half full. Ethiopia has a TV that is not government owned and people are criticizing it already!]

Ethiopian soars with help from the state
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Gambella Development Council in Canada(GDCC)
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Ethiopia deserve permanent seat in the UN Security Council
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ጥላቻ ያገረጣው ፊት ቅባት አያወዛውም
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In the Fastest-Growing African Economy, Government is the Fuel
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Ethiopia Puts Legal Framework In Place For ‘Power Africa’ Initiative
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World’s fastest growing economy Ethiopia is new flavour of the month for Africa watchers
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Rwand Air Selected Ethiopian Airlines as Strategic Partner
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The Fantasy of a Psychopath: A Response to Alemayehu Gebremariam’s Diatribe on GERD, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
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A Ludicrous attack on Ethiopia’s hospitality
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