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Premier urges all citizens to contribute share for establishment of Adwa Pan Africa University

Ethiopia to free opposition leader, others jailed for involvement in unrest
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopian authorities have dropped charges against a senior opposition leader and hundreds of others who had been jailed for involvement in unrest that gripped the country in 2015 and 2016, the country’s attorney general said on Monday.On Monday, Attorney General Getachew Ambaye told journalists that 528 people had so far been selected for clemency, including Merera Gudina. [We can only hope such good gesture by the government is taken seriously by the opposition! Will Dr Merera learn from this and become a useful legal opposition leader or continue his infatuation with terrorist elements and test the system again?]

Tourism conundrum
Filled with a lot of hopes and dreams, on March 14, 2014, Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalgen launched two specialized government bodies – Ethiopian Tourism Transformation Council and Ethiopian Tourism Organization – to usher in an era of transformation in the dormant Ethiopian tourism sector.

Ethiopia: Mystery, antiquity and Lucy
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopia has always held me in thrall. It is a cradle of prehistoric humankind. It embraced Christianity long before the missionaries arrived. Its people carved subterranean churches out of solid rock and built mysterious towers of stone.

Open letter to Dr Debretsion TPLF Chairman
Ztseat (Dr) Jan 2018 - This is a very long open letter and comes from a known social media activist. It is posted here in the name of fairness and to connect the new leaders with people standing outside of the fence(politically!)

ላም ባልዋለችበት ኩበት ለቀማ
አይጥ በበላ ዳዋ ተመታ
አቻም የለህ ጎርፉ ታህሳስ 30 ቀን 2010 አዲስ አበባ
On Closing "central prison" and "political prisoners release"

Car Import Taxation in Ethiopia
Rahel Wolde Jan 2018 - How much is a car imported taxed in Ethiopia? A breakdown of the fix types of tax paid when a car is imported.(FYI)

Economic Theory
Degen Hagos Jan 2018 - It is often the case that individuals project their own circumstances onto others. This truth extends to the case of governments. As such, one of the major economic drawbacks of democracy, is that governments that believe that they should run the county as a well run household get the support of the masses and secure control of the government.

An Earnest Call To More Than Condemn A Racist & Bigoted Donald J Trump
Adal Isaw January 12, 2018 - On January 11, 2018, the persistently racist and bigoted Donald J Trump, boldly asked U.S. lawmakers "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" and proceeded to suggest that "…the United States should instead bring more people from countries such as ..."

ፍልጠት ዝሰፍር 'ነቢይ'!
ተጋዳላይ ተኽለብርሃን (ዶ/ር) 1-14-18

Has the Ethiopian Aviation weighed all options before its decision to build a mega airport outside Addis Ababa?
MTA (Ph.D.), Toronto, Canada 01-12-18 - I have been hearing and reading about Ethiopian's plan to build a mega airport outside Addis. In the Reporter’s January 6, 2018 print, I read "Ethiopian Airlines floats tender to undertake ramp expansion: new mega airport city project awaits government's decision."

Getachew Reda on TPLF Conference - Jan 2018

(Aite Getachew Reda who was recently elevated to be one of the nine TPLF executive leader spoke to reporters on TPLF Conference - Jan 2018)
Fire Gives Birth to Ashes
Gabriel Fessiha, USA. 01-12-18 - I have never been involved in politics. Nor have I ever held a political office in my life. Neither do I ever dream of getting involved in politics. However, that does not mean I could not make a good politician. I could in fact make an excellent...

Kenya Airways to begin 1st direct flights to United States
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya Airways says it will begin daily direct flights to the United States in October after years of being blocked by U.S. authorities over security concerns.

From freedom fighter to seed investor
Gebrehaweria Berhane 01-11-18 - In the Tigray region of Ethiopia, there used to be no locally produced onion seeds. The government used to bring improved onion seeds from the central parts of the country. In 2008, a project called Integrated Seed Sector Development...

Danger at the Corner
Orion 01-10-18 - The Ethiopian media outlet aired two news pieces towards the end of December last year. First it was about the visit of the Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry. The other news piece was about President Trump’s plan to declare...

Dr Debretsion elected deputy chief administrator of Tigray regional state
Addis Ababa, Janaury 10, 2017 (FBC) –Tigray regional state council has elected Dr Debretsion Gebremichael as deputy chief administrator of the regional state. Dr Debretsion was appointed as deputy because he is not eligible to become chief administrator as he is not a member of the regional state’s council.

Why are tensions rising in the Red Sea region?
Tensions in the Red Sea region have been brewing for months but came to the fore when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Sudan last month.The visit, hailed as historic, was the first by a Turkish head of state since 1956...

Ethiopia secures over $1.8bln from tourism
Addis Ababa, January 9, 2018 (FBC) -Ethiopia has earned more than 1.8 billion US dollars from tourism in the first half of this Ethiopian fiscal year, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MoCT).
This is good news if it is true but how can the public trust the number is not an assumption? How is the data collected and is this money revenue collected by the state or simply an assumption based on the number of tourists that entered the country?

Melessew Nigussie Receives 2017 Africa Award for Research Excellence in Space Science
Melessew Nigussie received the 2017 Africa Award for Research Excellence in Space Science at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on 13 December 2017 in New Orleans, La.

- Jan 2018
  • Avoiding a return to civil war & preventing state failure in Ethiopia
    Tesfai Hailu, Jan. 05, 2018
  • Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM) welcomes the signing of the Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities
    CTSAMM Jan 2018
  • Transforming the industry sector through capable IPs
    Gebre-Michael Asgedom 01-05-18
  • TPLF and Federalism in the Age of Anxiety
    Aynalem Sebhatu 01-01-18
  • Thank you dear diplomats
    Milkias Mihretab Yohannes Jan 5, 2018
  • "Smelling the Breeze" (Sham el-Nessim)
    Amen Teferi 01-02-18
  • Omo Kuraz #2 Sugar factory Started Production
    Jan 1, 2018
  • Ethiopian Mobile Application is Up & Running
    Addis Ababa, 2 January 2018
  • Charming and Challenging Times
    Amen Teferi 01-02-18
  • A Draft Proclamation that Would Potentially Infest "Addis Ababans" with Ethnic Viruses

  • Seifeselassie Gebre 12-30-17
  • Better days for Ethiopian domestic workers in the Middle East
    Bereket Gebru 12-29-17
  • Kenya's doubts on whether the bell has rung
    Bereket Gebru 12-28-17
  • Democracy and the Changing International Order
    Getachew Mequanent Ottawa, Canada December 27, 2017

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