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 countrys 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?]
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!)
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 ..."
(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...
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 Trumps 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 states 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?