No War, No Peace, No Matter
Ethiopia-Eritrea relations today are no better than they were seventeen years ago with the signing of the Algiers Peace Agreement.It is a relationship defined by no war, no peace. Periodically fighting erupts along areas on the bordernot enough to declare escalation but enough to remind everyone that all is not well.
EXPANDING CANCER RESEARCH IN ETHIOPIA
ADDIS ABABA Inside Bereket Woldeabs office at Ethiopias Public Health Institute in Addis Ababa, two things stand out in an otherwise bare room. One is the impressive microscope on top of the desk. The other is the plethora of black hardcover files stacked everywhere.
Tsenat with W.ro Roman Gebreselassie from Hedase Dam Council.Roman stressed the Dam is progressing well and will be finished according to plan. She said public participation has been great but there is a need for a rigorous campaign to involve the public more in the coming years!
Sparring with the Messiah of the Neoliberals
Bereket Gebru 10-13-17 - It has been a long time since the International Monetary Fund (IMF) started to probe Ethiopia towards devaluing its currency. This is just a single step in the broad package of policy changes that the IMF puts as conditionally upon ...
Federalism instrumental in resolving disagreements
Gebre-Michael Asgedom 10-13-17 - Temam AbaMecha and Halima Ousman are husband and wife. He said he has left his home town, Kibremengist, and started to live in Jigjiga. He is of the opinion that his travel to Jigjiga...
'Eight killed' in latest unrest in Ethiopia
Local officials in Ethiopia say at least eight people have been killed and 30 wounded in renewed disturbances in the Oromia region.
This time the extremists from oversea can not be the instigators! They did not issue an order! OPDO and EPRDF needs to look inwards on this one! What changed recently to cause the youth to demonstrate violently? Did Ambo Mineral Water move to somewhere else as rumored? No it has not! EPRDF needs to say enough is enough and stop the death of innocent people!
Symbiotic relations with giants
Bereket Gebru 10-12-17 - Although Europe and America still lead the world economy, the twenty first century has brought with it a new trend in the international system. The traditional supremacy of the western world in dictating international economic...
Growth Without Industrialization?
Low-income African countries can sustain moderate rates of productivity growth into the future, on the back of steady improvements in human capital and governance. But the evidence suggests that, without manufacturing gains, the growth rates brought about recently by rapid structural change are exceptional and may not last.
Make Your Voice Heard on Senate Resolution 168
Strathink Editorial Team Oct 2017 - It is understandable why Senator Ben Cardin and his co-sponsors have proposed this unhelpful Senate Resolution 168. Maryland, the state Senator Cardin represents, is home to a large number of Ethiopian Americans. Other co-sponsors, such as Senator Al Franken of Minnesota and Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio, represent states with large numbers of Ethiopian Americans as well.
Ethiopia Devalues Currency by 15 Percent to Boost Exports
ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia's central bank devalued the Ethiopian birr
by 15 percent on Tuesday, its first such move in seven years to boost lagging exports.The birr was quoted by the National Bank of Ethiopia at a weighted average of 23.4177 against the dollar on Monday, compared to what will be 26.9215.
TPLF CC Concludes its Conference- Oct 2017
TPLF CC concluded its general meeting. Sources told us the meeting concluded with a resounding agreement on the issues that are weakening the party. The same source told us many of the issues discussed included accountability within TPLF top leadership and also on critical issues weakening the federalism system and the country! As you know EPRDF will hold its next congress sometime in early 2018 no later than March 2018. Sources told us the current EPRDF member organization conferences has set the tone for the coming Congress.
Speaker of Ethiopian parliament submits resignation
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The speaker of Ethiopias lower house of parliament submitted his resignation on Sunday.Abadula Gemeda did not disclose reasons behind his decision, but ..Analysts in the Horn of Africa country said Abadula, an ethnic Oromo, may have decided to step down owing to disapproval of the governments response to unrest that roiled Ethiopias Oromiya region in 2015 and 2016.
After the tumultuous year Ethiopia had no one should be surprised if officials are held accountable going forward! The speaker as a high official in the EPRDF government is equally responsible for the good and bad that happened over the last year! Western media and extremist may spin this resignation request or another one coming down the road as a political purge, the truth is without cooperation from high up in the EPRDF leadership last year's mayhem wouldn't have been so wide spread! Unless the speaker or anyone else stepping down says otherwise all EPRDF leaders are accountable to what happened last year! The public needs clarity on this issue before the spinners spin the issue! If there are leaders being reprimanded let the public know!
BENEFIT Strives for Boosting Seed Production
Partners in the Bilateral Ethiopian Netherlands Effort for Food, Income and Trade program (BENEFIT) jointly organized farmers field day at Kafta Humera and Asgede Tsimbla weredas on 30 September and 1 October 2017.