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Electronic record keeping and Information Technology use in the Federal High Court Systems Ethiopia Nov 21, 2014
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Tsenat Radio Interview with Ato Teshale Lema, Peace and Conflict Researcher, on the latest Eritrean Refugees Crisis and its Impact .

 


 



Excerpts from Aboy Sebhat Nega Interview with Diaspora Paltalk Room. The interview covered many issues that includes: TPLF history, Gebru's latest book and Extremists propaganda talking memos!

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(We have tried our best to improve the audio quality!)

 


To My Fallen Hero Meles Tekle
Haileselasie Zefertsion 11-18-14
(on Meles Tekle's 40th anniversary of his murder!)

 


Facts: Things you should know about the news about Gura Ferda settlement in Southern Nation and Nationalities.

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Facts: Things you should know about the news about Gura Ferda settlement in Southern Nation and Nationalities.


Aigaforum April 2, 2012-
Much has been said about the removal of people who have settled in the particular region of the Southern Nation and Nationalities Kilil in Ethiopia. The usual media outlets that will leave no stone unturned to defame the Ethiopian government have been fanning the issue like there is no tomorrow! In the process many good meaning people may have been heartbroken and in fact may have started a campaing to help financially the allegedly uprooted. There are many poor Ethiopians who can use the help so we say kudos to those who are raising funds regardless!

 

But what are the facts behind this issue and what is simply propaganda! We talked to a high level federal official and here is what we know.

Fact 1: The regional government of the Southern Nation and Nationalities is trying to regulate and control the rampant expansion of clearing forest by new comers from all parts of Ethiopia including from its own Kilil. The official told us many people from highland Ethiopia including Amhara, Oromia, Tigrai and even Sidama and Gurage zone has moved in to farm in the affected area.

Note: Those few affected are not of any particular ethnic! They come in all colors so to speak.

Fact 2: The regional government alarmed by the encroachment and the potential disenfranchisement of the local inhabitants is trying to protect the indigenous people. The new comers have been dislocating the local inhabitants since most of these people do not farm for living.

Note: The directive is not to divide people nor to deny any Ethiopian from living anywhere but to protect those indigenous people's rights, avoid future trouble and also to save the environment

Fact 3: Most of the new settlers who have started farming and have been there for long will continue their life undisturbed. The government will enforce new expansion with the aim to protect forest area and protect indigenous people.

Note: People who have been farming there for long are not asked to leave. Infact there is more land to farm in the region and more will be given with proper guidance and fair allocation. There is no shortage of farm area!

Fact 4: It is true in implementing the new directive there were some irregularities observed and some may have been affected but overall things are moving smoothly.

Note: Some of the people have chosen to politicize this by siding with the opposition, but, those who have been affected by the irregularities will be heard and are being heard.

As you all know, Ethiopia is in a huge campaign to rehabilitate the overgrazed and eroded land. This campaign started in Tigrai many years ago. The results are remarkable and many Ethiopians from all regions have been trekking to Tigrai to see for themselves so they can do likewise in their area. In fact the very same issue we see today in the Southern region has happened in western Tigrai also. Many from central Tigrai moved to the Kunama area some 20 years ago and disenfranchised the local inhabitants. Once TPLF realized what was happening the new settlers were moved to another area and the indigenous people were brought back!

The extremists in Diaspora as expected have been jumping from one issue to another in the hope of finding the magic key to Minilk palace. We are sure this one is not the magic key since most Ethiopian knows Ethiopia is on a critical transformation phase and they are willing to see it succeed. People understand there will be many ups and downs which they are prepared to buckle up and remain steady to make sure, Hedase dam is built, the train rails are placed, the highways are completed and in short the Transformation is achieved!

 


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Special Event In London 2014

 



All Tigrians, members and non-members, are cordially invited to attend the annual general meeting of the Tigrian Association in Toronto
Time:Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 1 p.m. local time.

Meeting venue is: Debre Selam St. Michael Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church 125 Broadview Ave, Toronto, Ontario

 



Tsegazeab and Kibrom Concert in Atlanta November 29th

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