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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.

EPRDF: The Essence of An in Depth Renewal

Hager Selam 10-02-16

Egyptian on Hedase Dam and Current Ethiopian Extremist inspired Unrest
Few weeks ago someone forwarded the Arabic version of the following video to our email. Since we do not understand Arabic we were hoping someone with credibility will transcribe the interview for non-Arabic speakers. We now have the Amharic translation.... More
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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...

How Social Media is Despoiling Civility on Ethiopia
Ezana Sehay 9/30/2016 - In his September 25, 2016 address to the United Nations General Assembly, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn reminded the world about the inherent...

How This Ethiopian Fashion Designer Is Using Local Resources And Creating Jobs
There’s an odd sense of vertigo when you see a face you recognize in a glossy magazine. Still, I shouldn’t have been surprised to see Abai Schulze confidently gazing at me

The need for amendment of the National Youth Policy
Bereket Gebru 09-30-16 - As has been proven through the past fifteen years of rapid economic growth, Ethiopia has formulated sound policies that have been the bed rock of development

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የውጭ ጉዳይ ሚኒስቴር ቃልአቀባይ ጽ/ቤት መስከረም 20 ቀን 2009 ዓ.ም

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

Statement: Tigrean Community in Los Angeles and Surrounding California- Sep 2016
TCOGLA 09-29-16

Ethiopia soil map arms farmers with new fertilisers in climate fight
ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A comprehensive digital map charting soil fertility in Ethiopia is proving an important tool in tackling the country’s low farm productivity, a challenge made more acute by climate change

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...

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ዮናስ 09-29-16

FDRE Constitution: Umbrella of Ethiopian Nation, Nationalities and Peoples
Taye Kebede 09-29-16 - Before 25 years Ethiopian nation, nationalities and people of Ethiopia were able to pass the FDRE constitution that guaranteed their human and democratic rights...

Back to basics: EPRDF’s 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???

How to Adjust to a Large Fall in Commodity Prices
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Ethiopia at the Canadian Coffee and Tea Show - Toronto, Sep 2016
Ethiopia had participated at the Canadian Coffee & Tea Show, which was held on September 25 & 26, 2016 at the International Center in Toronto. It was represented...

Tsegaye Tegenu, PhD 09-26-16
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