Ethiopian renegade general flees to Sudan: report

Ethiopian renegade general flees to Sudan: report

September 12, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – A well placed Sudanese source revealed today that a dissident Ethiopian general f[...]

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Dawit Gebreegziabher raised valid points Ethiopian authorities should address urgently

The article Effects of Ethiopia’s economic success and its position on international arenaby Berhane Kahsay, focu[...]

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Ethiopia races to save ‘Africa’s Jerusalem’

Conservationists are facing a race against time to prevent one of Ethiopia's most sacred religious site from crumbl[...]

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Naturally, EPRDF is a wide open party, full of people with good intentions and bursting with ideas for making Ethio[...]

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ችግሩ ወያኔን በማስወገድ ብቻ የሚፈታ አይደለም ! – ካለፈው የቀጠለ ፈቃዱ በቀለ፣ ዶ/ር

ራሴን ከአውሮፓው የህብረተሰብ አወቃቀር ታሪክና ፍልስፍና ጋር ይበልጥ ማስተዋወቅ ከጀመርኩኝ ከሃያ ዐመታት በላይ ሲሆነኝ፣ በዚያው መጠንም በአገሮች መሀከል ያለውን ልዩነት የማወዳደር ዕድል ይበልጥ አጋጥሞኛል ብል እንደግብዝነት አይቆጠርብኝም። ይሁንና ግን የባህል ሁኔታና የታሪክ ሂደት ለአንድ ህብረተሰብ ዕድገት ወሳኝ ሚናን እንደሚጫወቱ ሙሉ በሙሉ ባምንም፣ በሌላ ወገን ግን ራሴን እንደጠረጥር የሚያስገድደኝ ሁኔታ አለ። አንዳንድ የተበሳጩ ኢትዮጵያውያን ወንድሞቼ ጋር በምጫወትበት ጊዜ በእኔ አባባል ይህንን ያህልም አይረኩም። ምክንያትም እንድደረድርላቸው አይፈልጉም። በምሁር „መፈላሰፍም“ ስለማያራከቸው፣ በነጩና በኛው ዓለም መሀከል ያለውን ልዩነት ለመረዳት የሚፈልጉት በሌላና ብዙም ውጣ ውረድን በማይፈልግ ስሌት ነው። በአብዛኛዎቹ ዕምነት ወይም ግምት የነጭ ዘር ከስልጣኔ ጋር የተወለደ ሲሆን፣ እኛን ደግሞ እግዚአብሄር በድሎናል የሚል ነው። በእዚህ ዐይነቱ ማረጋገጫ የሌለው አባባል ባልስማማም፣ አንዳንድ ውጭ አገር ሰላሳና አርባ ዐመታት ኑረው ወደ አገራቸው የተመለሱ ኢትዮጵያውያን ለአገራቸው ያላቸውን አመለካከትና ደንታ-ቢስነት ስመለከት ራሴን እንድጠረጥር ተገድጃለሁ። አንድ ሰው ውጭ አገር ሰላሳና አርባ ዐመታት ከተቀመጠ በኋላ የግዴታ የአስተሳሰብ ለውጥ ያመጣል ብዬ ስለማምን፣ ወደ አገሩ በሚመለስበት ጊዜ እስከተወሰነ ደረጃም ድረስ የአገሩ ሁኔታ እንዲቀየር አስተዋጾዖ ሊያበረክት ይችላል የሚል ዕምነት ነበረኝ።

Data/Reporting Corruption – one of the problems to be tackled in the Tigrai Administration

Reliable and timely data/reporting helps keep a government accountable to its citizens by exposing fraudulent or wasteful activities in the different organizational units it regulates.

When I say data corruption, I don’t only mean to the technical problem that occurs during the collection, coding, encoding, compilation, storage, transmission and/or processing of data which leads to unintended change to the original data. Here, I’m trying to refer to the wider problems associated with the policies and procedures of data collection, analysis and reporting.

Braving bullets: Eritreans on first step of dangerous journey to Europe

Endabaguna, Ethiopia (AFP) — Every day they come, hundreds of refugees sneaking across the river, risking being shot on sight as they flee their homeland of Eritrea for arch-rival Ethiopia.

Eritrea is no war zone, yet the people of this Horn of Africa nation make up the third-largest number of migrants risking the dangerous journey to Europe, after Syrians and Afghans, running the gauntlet of ruthless people smugglers and treacherous waters

Ayana denies Dibaba with stunning 5,000m gold

BEIJING (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana put on a stunning display of front-running to win the women’s 5,000 metres by more than 17 seconds at the world championships on Sunday and deprive compatriot Genzebe Dibaba of an unprecedented double gold.

The 23-year-old powered away from Dibaba with four laps to go and led home an Ethiopian podium sweep in a championship record time of 14 minutes 26.83 seconds.

The Unraveling of Ethnic-federalism Why ethnic elites undermine national social and economic cohesion

Although I subscribe to federalism as a form of state and government, I have always been aghast at the poisonous effects of ethnic federalism in Ethiopia. At last, Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn was bold enough to acknowledge and state publicly that ethnic bigotry, arrogance and exclusion emanating from ethnic federalism has become a huge deterrent to Ethiopia’s sustainable and equitable growth;


As an ordinary citizen I watch the news on TV, and read about it on the papers. A new Presidential election has started in a world that is changing in many aspects of national and international life. Scientific and technical innovations have also transformed the balance of power with a new array of political and economic forces

Number of Ethiopians needing food aid surges to 4.5 million after failed rains (Reuters)

The number of Ethiopians who will need food aid by the end of this year has surged by more than 1.5 million from earlier estimates due to failed rains, United Nations agencies said on Monday.

Ethiopia needs an extra $230 million from donors to secure aid for a total of 4.5 million people now projected to require assistance this year, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said in a statement.

Eyeing the stars: Ethiopia’s space programme

Entoto (Ethiopia) (AFP) – High above the crowded streets of Addis Ababa, among fields where farmers lead oxen dragging wooden ploughs, sits Ethiopia’s space programme.

Perched on the top of the 3,200-metre (10,500-foot) high Mount Entoto, two metal domes house telescopes, each a metre in diameter.


The project started four years ago and currently it was halted for non-specified reasons and that is the dilemma between the Tigray Administration, the public at large within the town of Adwa and Ato Dawit Gebregziabher. The debate regarding this issue is not a new phenomenon. Many people especially those within the area where the project was intended to begin have been shattered to learn that the project has not continued because they had great hope

S. Sudanese group disown IGAD’s compromise peace deal

The Revolutionary Movement for National Salvation (REMNASA) has urged its members and supporters not to honour the “Compromised Peace Agreement” signed by rebel leader, Riek Machar and the representative of the former political detainees, Pagan Amum, saying it does not represent the popular interests of the people of South Sudan

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