52 people die in stampede at Irrecha celebration
Addis Ababa, October 2, 2016 (FBC) The Oromia Regional State said 52 people have died in stampede at the annual Irrecha celebration in Bishoftu town today.Because of the evil acts masterminded by forces who are irresponsible for the people and culture of the Oromo people,
We at Aigaforum are sadden by the loss of innocent lives.We urge the government to do more to protect people during such huge gatherings going forward! The people were killed by stampede not by a helicopter gunship or by security personnel's as the extremists would have us believe!. The Helicopter was flying in support of the festival.The security officials present were Oromia regional police force armed with baton. We urge our readers not to be hoodwinked by the extremist media unrelenting campaign of fear and defamation. Ethiopia is moving forward with the democratization process and nothing will stop Ethiopia from achieving its goals.
Tesfachew Taffere (PhD) is one of the veteran high-profile Ethiopian economists who served in many international organizations such as the United Nation agencies. Until a few months prior to his retirement, he worked nearly for 30 years ...
Merkel to visit Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, October 1, 2016 (FBC) German Chancellor Angela Merkel will embark on a three-day trip to Africa on October 9 for talks on the root causes of Europe-bound migration, government spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer said Friday...
President Mulatu Honors Rio Olympict winners
Addis Ababa, September 30, 2016 (FBC) At a ceremony held yesterday at the National Palace, President Mulatu Teshome gave awards to members of the Ethiopian delegation who took part at the Rio Olympics and Rio Paralympics, respectively. Accordingly, Almaz Ayana, was awarded a 1.5 million birr worth car and 100,000 birr worth gold insignia (medal).Those who secured silver and bronze medals were given 500,000 and 200,000 birr reward,
[Don't you think Mr Feyesa should ask his handlers to match what he is missing or return home in time to collect his prize?
Deep renaissance: its cause and meaning
Bereket Gebru 09-30-16 - After finding out about the misguided understanding among my peers of the meaning of the recently launched EPRDF measure of deep renaissance to rid itself of the problems of corruption and rent seeking,
President Mulatu promotes 38 high ranking military officers
Addis Ababa, September 29, 2016 (FBC) President Mulatu Teshome has promoted 38 high ranking military officers today.According to a statement Office of the President...Major General Gebrat Ayele Bicha has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General
Peace Corps honored in Washington DC
An event was organized to thank Peace Corps for the tremendous job that they have done in Ethiopia since 1962. The event that took place at the Ethiopian embassy in Washington...
Back to basics: EPRDFs Determination
Molla Mitiku Ayenew 09-29-16 - There are some who people doubt about the recent promise of the EPRDF to conduct an overall serious reform in a bid to enhance good governance...
US deports Rwanda genocide suspect Leopold Munyakazi
The US has deported a Rwandan academic, accused of being a key figure in the 1994 genocide, to his home country. Leopold Munyakazi's deportation came after he lost a long-running legal battle to gain asylum...
[Not sure if our extremists who are on the verge of doing the same thing should be elated or scared by this news! How could it take this long to extradite him???