Land Grabbing Cases in Mekelle & Wukro
Haile Tessema, Sept. 24,
2017 - Residents of Mekelle and visitors to the regional capital would be familiar with two businesses in the service industry: Milano Hotel and Geza Gerlasse Restaurant, which are at close proximity from each other.
Solomon Takele 09-24-17 -The annual 'Ashenda' festival has been celebrated colorfully in Mekelle town
starting from 21 August and continuing until 24
of August 2017.
Now again the 'Masqal' holiday (Finding of the True Cross) is to be celebrated on 26
of September 2017. What makes this year's celebration of 'Masqal' different is the inauguration, by His Holiness Abune Mathias Patriarch of EOTC, of a new 52 m tall Cross constructed from steel structure and standing at the top of one of the highest mountain peaks...
We must strive to agree on how we disagree
Dilwenberu Nega 09-23-17 - A leaked memo by the broadcasting regulatory body EBA (Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority) has gone viral on social media, and has created quite a rumpus among the politically pro-active section of the Ethiopian diaspora.In what appears to be a no-nonsense effort to rein in on irresponsible journalists, EBA has admonished the Fourth Estate to refrain...
Tsenat with Minister Kebede Chane -Sep 2017
Sep 22, 2017- Interview with Federal Minister Kebede Chane on current issues ranging from Somalia-Oromia regional conflict to Federalism in Ethiopia. Answering to questions raised by Artist Solomon Tekalegn the minister explained how the federal government is approaching the issues
performance of the Manufacturing Sector over the past decade
Gebru 09-22-17 - The manufacturing sector in Ethiopia has expanded very noticeably during the past decade. The World Bank reported a growth rate of 12.3% in the sector as far back as the year 2009 G.C. Aggressive efforts to draw investment from both outside and inside have these days pushed investment...
Disparage of our FEDERAL System
Amen Teferi 09-21-17 - I feel that one of the downsides of the federal arrangement is the ignoble attitude that emboldens a parochial notion that precludes the creation of a single economic and political community.
Karuturi Demands Compensation From Ethiopia for Failed Land Deal
Karuturi Global Ltd., an Indian flower grower, demanded compensation from the Ethiopian government for a series of failed land deals as it prepares to exit the Horn of Africa nation.
The company wrote a letter to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn accusing the state of nationalizing its farming investments ...
Sudan: Military link with Ethiopia a pillar of stability in the region
Military relations between Sudan and Ethiopia are key to achieving stability in the two countries and the region, Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir said yesterday.This came during his meeting with Ethiopian Joint Chief of Staff General Samora Muhammad Yunis, according to the statement ...
Reform of United Nations peacekeeping: implementation and follow-up - Security Council, 8051st meeting
Veterans vis-à-vis the Youth
Fekadu W. 09-19-17 -
Tadesse Belachew is a grandson of Ethiopian patriot whose grandfather had fought in Korea in 1950s. He said this generation is indebted to the gratitude of his heroes and has the obligation to celebrate and honor the sacrifices they paid ...
What is behind clashes in Ethiopia's Oromia and Somali regions?
Thousands of people have fled Ethiopia's Somali region following deadly clashes in recent days between ethnic Somalis and Oromos. The BBC's Kalkidan Yibeltal looks at the cause of the conflict and whether it can be stopped.
[It is unfortunate none of the local media outlets -government owned or private, are informing the international community with the real picture of this conflict! Thanks to BBC the above analysis may help to debunk the extremists version of the cause for this conflict! Nowhere will you find a FAQ abut this conflict for the international community consumption by the government or the known big private papers, sad!]
Deconstructing Teddy Afro
Haile Tessema, Sept. 15, 2017 - There are two extreme views of Teddy Afro or Tewodros Kassahun (the names will be used interchangeably), which tend to either canonize or demonize him. And the singer appears to enjoy both typecasting as they simultaneously lead to the same ...