PM Meles 6th Memorial Tribute from Tsinat Radio Aug 17,2018
Fear Dampens Hope Among Eritrean Refugees in Ethiopia The Eritrean refugee camps in northern Ethiopia are unusual. Instead of being crowded with families who have fled conflict, the camps in the north are filled with young men."Our problem is not the border," a refugee named Kidane told us, repeating a common sentiment. He returned to the Ethiopian camps near the Eritrean border... We understand Abiy's govt foremost task is to make peace with Eritrea, but, how are Abiy and his main followers who are religious to live in peace by making peace with Isaias Afeworki while ignoring the plea of Eritrean refugees living in Ethiopia? Can Ethiopia really have peace if there is no peace in Eritrea?
Ethiopians are going wild for Abiy Ahmed The Economist: "But there are signs that Mr Abiy’s honeymoon is ending. At the rally in June an attempt was made on his life. This month federal troops clashed with local security forces in Ethiopia’s Somali region, triggering tit-for-tat killings and displacing thousands. Graffiti reading..."
Engineer Semegnew Fund The Water Irrigation and Electric Ministry has established an Engineer Semegew Fund to help Engineer Semegnew family and carry on his dreams by giving a scholarship to selected students.
Jawar Mohammed is a big fat liar. Haile Tessema, Aug. 14, 2018 - It will take a psychic of the highest caliber to know where Jawar politically stands and what his real end goal is. It’s to be recalled that Jawar first appeared in the public arena as a young “brilliant analyst” of Ethiopian politics, and soon became the darling of Ethiopian opposition and the media in the diaspora.
Open letter to the Attorney General of Ethiopia M Gettaw, July 16, 2018
It is my belief that the constitutional order of the country is being violated by the unholy coalition of certain political players in Ethiopia. There is brazen attack and violence on the constitutional rights of individuals and groups. This violence is being fueled by people and media from both inside and outside of the country.
Where Are We Headed? Yene Gasha 08-14-18 - Most Ethiopians (excluding the corrupt few) were truly happy to hear Prime Minster Abiy’s message of unity and patriotism. Regrettably, a once promising premiership appears to be headed towards a major disappointment, unless there is an immediate course correction.
Increased lawlessness:The Shashemene Incident and a disillusioned citizenry Zekarias Ezra 08-14-18
Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty and dies with chaos. Will - Ethiopia is not in danger of civil war or rebel violence yet, but surely it risks sliding into a political crisis that could eventually threaten the country’s existence as a nation. This is not mere conjecture. With what we have been seeing these past few years and even this past month, Ethiopia faces the gradual fraying
Lemma and his security apparatus leaders have to stepdown M Gettaw, Aug 13, 2018 - Recent violent events are manifestations of the inherent characteristics of the coalition of current political players in Ethiopia. In the name of ‘medemer’ unholy alliances among violent groups is giving energy and fuel to violence and hate. It is very sad and barbaric to see a citizen of Ethiopia crucified in the middle of the day...
Hedase Dam Construction is Going Strong without Disruption GCAO Aug 13, 2018 - Thank you for this wonderful news GCAO. Almost all who requested us for an update about the progress of the dam were worried the Dam construction may have been slowed or stopped due to the killing/death of its iconic Engineer Semegnew Bekele. The Abiy government must rally all Ethiopians to finish this project! Failure cannot be an option for any sane politician with this project!
Let me thank you Prime Minister of Ethiopia Dr.Abiy Ahmed. Luel Gebremedhin (USA) August 12 2018 - The above phrase is not mine. I was not such an intelligent person to understand the power of love. Truly speaking,I’m still way behind to practice it practically. However, l have the man who understood the power of love passionately and that is...
Rumors, Misinformation Swirl After Federal, Regional Forces Clash in Ethiopia Media access remains curtailed in Ethiopia, particularly in the Somali region, making it difficult to verify local reports and purported government statements.
Earlier this week, Addis Standard, an online, published a report about the federal army disarming the Liyu police, but then retracted the post after state TV said the information was based on an unsubstantiated rumor.
It is funny the very same people who thrived using false news and rumors over the years are now complaining about rumors! Let us be honest comparing to the use of false news and rumors of the past years today's rumors and false news are nothing! Then as now, we condemn the people behind such rumors and false news!
Upheaval in Somali Region Tests Ethiopian PM's Ability to Unify Experts question the constitutionality of both the federal and regional governments’ moves, and the long-term effects of this past week’s actions could redefine the power structure between the nine regions and the central government. The Abiy government must be very careful how it resolves the current standoff with the Somali Regional government. We are told the negotiation is still going even though many pundits and spinners from the social media camp are claiming otherwise! From what we have gathered most regional governments are waiting on the outcome of the ongoing negotiation in Addis before they take a hard stand on the issue! Sources we talked told us the constitution is clear on this! The Federal Government has no right to choose who the regional president should be! The same source told us if it was up to the federal government to chose regional leaders, there are few[with out naming names] leaders who should not be leaders given the atrocities that were committed over the years under their control.
Sudan's Bashir to go for third term Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir will run for a third term in 2020 after the ruling party backed him as its candidate. Mr Bashir, 74, came to power in a military coup in 1989. He had said after the 2015 election that he would not run again.