There was nothing the security people could not handle with the on going extremist sponsored demonstrations. The only new thing we found was some from the legal opposition group in Ethiopia have joined some of the extremist sponsored demonstrations in few cities. Even though extremists that could not see eye to eye in normal circumstances tried to coordinate the demonstration from far away land, the vast majority of Ethiopians (Amhara and Oromo) did not participate in the demo! Gondar is calm but we are told form our reliable source the authorities have decided to enforce law and order and will arrest those responsible!-- Aigaforum 08-06-16
South Sudan 'to get new peacekeeping force'
South Sudan's government has agreed to let in a new international protection force to try to save a peace deal, a regional body has said.Ethnic clashes last month left at least 300 people dead and threatened to revive a civil war that has killed tens of thousands
Nicaragua's president names wife as vice presidential running mate
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has named Rosario Murillo, his wife, as his vice presidential running mate as he seeks a third term in the upcoming November elections.First lady Murillo has a key role as Ortega's spokesman, appearing on national television almost daily to discuss government policy...
Ethiopia's restored drylands offer new hope
Gebretsadik, now 30, is one of nine children. The family has just 0.6 acres of land in the semi-arid state of Tigray, where only 400-800mm of rain falls a year. The land offered no work and Gebretsadik failed to find a job...
Ethiopia protests: What's behind the trouble in Gondar?
Sunday's protest in Ethiopia involving thousands of people in Gondar, a city in Amhara region, is a rare example of an anti-government demonstration in the country.It was organised on social media but...[comment removed by request 08-01-16]
A learning curve of Federalism and managing conflicts
Mesle A. 08-01-16 - Ethiopia is a land of diverse peoples with divergent interests. Carlo Conti-Rossini, an Italian historian, has reportedly said that Ethiopia is 'un museo di popoli', a museum of peoples. The demographic diversity is expressed in ...
Gathering Momentum of IPs to Realize Industry-led Economy
Fekadu Wubete 08-01-16 - Nation had finalized the construction of Hawassa Industrial Park(IP) at a cost of 250 million USD and inaugurated it on July 13, 2016. The park has landed on 30,000 square meters and has housed 37 sheds. It is equipped with one-stop service centers ...