PFDJs Expensive Lobby Campaign: Offering Whatever is Left of its Services for Hire
The regime in Asmara has shown a marked consistency in its almost deliberate sabotage against anything that could remotely be considered normal behavior in its relations with the rest of the world, most notably with its neighbors. As if to spite the exceptionally patriotic people of Eritrea, President Isaias and his narrow circle...
Why Saudi Arabia and Egypt are competing for influence in Africa
CAIRO Some Middle Eastern countries are showing a great deal of interest in Africa these days, and although Africa seems to welcome the attention, it can do without the drama. Egypt and Saudi Arabia, in particular, have extended their drive for influence in the Mideast by competing in some African countries. Their differences over regional issues...
The Three-Headed Hydera Breathing Fire on Ethiopia
Tsegaye tegenu 01-12-17 - The problems facing Ethiopia is multiple and seems invincible like the myth of the many headed reptilian monster with amber eyes and yellow-white teeth that was terrorizing the Greek people in ancient times....
Madagascar to Join Ethiopians Vast Intra-African Network
Addis Ababa: Africas largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, is pleased to announce
that it will add Antananarivo, Madagascar to its network as of 28 March 2017.
Madagascar will join the ever expanding Ethiopian network of 95 worldwide
Laws and Regulation being prepared to govern Federal and Regional Governments Under Opposing Parties!
Ethiopia's Federal system is entering its last stage before becoming a truly time tested solution. To date Ethiopia has been governed by a single front the eprdf. But, what if one of the region governing party is a non EPRDF or an opposition party? Can the federal arrangement withstand the pressure it will face from an opposition party governing one of the big region/Kilil? It seems the country is preparing for such eventuality!
Ethiopia: Ethnic nationalism and the Gondar protests
The ruling coalition, the Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), is a grouping of four ethnic-based parties, including Oromo, Amhara and Tigray parties. The Tigray People's Liberation Front ( TPLF), is the founder...
[We are posting this analysis to highlight the danger that is looming ahead for all Ethiopians! If you think the recent disturbance was not the work of a foreign enemy that wants the disintegration of Ethiopia think twice! So far the enemy has failed with its plan thanks to the men and women from the command post! The enemy is trying to create wedges between our people. It is time to raise our unity in diversity flag and deny the enemy a space in-between us. If the enemy succeeds there will not be Ethiopia!
Africa's New Hot Travel Destination
Ethiopia has truly risen from its troubled past and crowned with the title as an African country with one of the fastest growing economies the world and is an inexhaustible source of wonders for travelers- a sprawling country of ancient African civilization, colorful festivals, breath taking landscapes...
The two news above should worry government policy makers. Why is the manufacturing sector not picking up? And if the numbers around tourism income is true why not invest more on the industry. There are many tourist sites around the country with little or no infrastructure support!
Trekking the Simien Mountains: Inside Ethiopias dying World Heritage Site
In the busy market town of Wossen, an entourage of a hundred curious children followed us past small roadside shacks selling everything from garish blankets to vegetables and jelly sandals. Jostling to be at the front of the throng, some wanted to stroke ...
Good Bye Lenin
Amen Teferi 01-11-17
Some zealot Egyptians have found their old fashioned ideas to be absolutely indelible. This unalterable notion reminds me of the story in the film Good Bye Lenin! The film tells us about an East Berlin mother who had ...
Positive image weighing heavier
Bereket Gebru 01-10-17 -The two sides of Ethiopian politics, the incumbent and the opposition, have always depicted a different picture of Ethiopia. The Ethiopian government, had until recently, focused on the positive development in the country...
Ethiopian PM: Around 20,000 detained under state of emergency
Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Dessalegn says that the number of detainees arrested since Ethiopia declared a state of emergency in early October amid violent protests "does not exceed 22, 000" but includes "high level officials."
Growth, Trump, and debt in Africa: Key economic trends to watch in 2017
In 2016, real GDP growth in sub-Saharan Africa is estimated to have been the weakest since the 2008-09 global financial crisis. This was largely because of the weak performance in its two largest economies, South Africa and Nigeria, which together make up about half of sub-Saharan Africas GDP.
PM Hailemariam Press Briefing with Local Journalist Summary- FanaBC
The press briefing covered issues ranging from emergency decree to the fight against corruption and rent seekers within his government.
Hannah Godefa Leading the Fight for Girls' Rights
When Hannah Godefa sat down and flipped open her laptop screen, a quote by Hillary Clinton popped up in pride of place on her desktop.
I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas. But what I decided to do was fulfill my profession.
Clinton made the comment in 1992 in response to a question about her continuing her legal career while her husband, Bill Clinton, was Governor of Arkansas.
Government as Employer of Last Resort: A Tentative Proposal for Solving Youth Unemployment in Ethiopia
Desta, Asayehgn, Ph.D 01-07-17 - Despite having a favorable Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for more than fifteen years, Ethiopia is currently faced with exceptional challenging youth unemployment.
The youth unemployment and idleness in Ethiopia has contributed to massive social unrest...
Ethiopia Continues to Move Unperturbed
Amen Teferi 01-06-17
A couple of week ago, Ethiopia had received two high level delegations from the Saudi. The first delegation was followed by another in less than a week time. A run of bad luck has irritated Egypt...
How to Counter Fake News
Dring the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Macedonian teens looking to get paid for ad-clicks, Russian cyber sophisticates apparently looking to
tilt the outcome, and some homegrown mood manipulators broadcast outrageous and false stories packaged to look like real news.
Their counterfeit posts were nearly indistinguishable from authentic coin and remain so, even in the face of skeptical but impatient fact-checking.
Ethiopian to Link Chengdu with Africa
Africas largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, is delighted to announce that it has
concluded preparations to start new flight to Chengdu, China three times weekly as of
June 3, 2017. Chengdu is the capital of Chinas Sichuan province and is the 7th-largest city in China.
Chengdu is the country's western center of logistics, commerce, science and technology,
as well as a hub of transportation, manufacturing and communication.
Jigjiga modern abattoir begins meat export to UAE
Addis Ababa, January 4, 2017 (FBC) - A modern slaughterhouse built in Jigjiga town, Ethiopian Somali regional state, has begun exporting meat to the
United Arab Emirates (UAE).The abattoir began export of quality lamb and goat meat last week via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
Explaining President Isaias deep-seated antipathy toward the people of Eritrea
David Elias Jan 2017 - One of the most striking aspects of the regimes new year declarations for the last two decades is the fact that how far
removed both in language and substance the Dictators promises are from the greatest of all aspirations equally ...
Full Interview:EPRDF Congress Should Look Inwards!
Aboy Sebhat in an exclusive interview with Addis Zemen said Ethiopia will shame her enemies and become a hopeful country with a bright future for her people.
Speaking about current EPRDF deep tehadeso he said, EPRDF is resolute to fight rent seekers and EPRDF will not commit treason to save the bad apples in its ranks!