TPLF Chairman Debretsion (Ph.D.) press briefing (Amharic) on the occasion of 45th Lekatit 11 anniversary - Mekelle Feb 20, 2020.
An amazing candid interview! What a man he is! It seems the gloves and All bets are off. Ethiopians have a choice between saving the federation and continuing the nation-building process or else!
Ethiopian Mobile App Hits 1 Million Downloads
Addis Ababa, 21 February, 2020 - The number of Ethiopian Mobile App users has reached one million. With a robust and integrated digital strategy, Ethiopian has set an innovative approach to simplicity and seamless end-to-end customer experience with its user-friendly mobile App.
Grand Ethiopian Renascence dam (GRED) is "a blessing in disguise" to Egypt
Tekleab Shibru Associate Professor of Geomatics, Chicago State University Feb 20, 2020 - Previous article entitled: "Greater love is to lay down one's life for one's friends: How Nile river related Ethiopia to Egypt", has reflected on President Al Sisi's twitter remark that Nile River is God's gift to Egyptian. The article argued that not just Ethiopia's Nile River but Ethiopia itself as God's gift to Egyptian. Ethiopian highlands are instrumental in condensing water vapor to produce a rain generating Nile River...
Open Letter to President Issayas Afeworki
Gebre Selema 2-20-20 - Dear President,I watched your interview with interest because I was hoping you will have breaking news in your interview for the downtrodden Tegarus on both sides. But I was very disappointed there was nothing for the young Tegarus on both sides of the Mereb. I, personally, have less interest in the never ending squabble with Woyanes and Shabia. I do believe both you have betrayed your fellow fighters...
Sucessfully Concluded - Amen!!
Despite a network outage on the eve of the historic Lekatit 11 celebration and despite the many failed attempts to disrupt the event, this year's Lekatit 11 has been celebrated successfully. This year's event was special in many ways. During his speech at the historic event held at Tigrai Stadium in Mekelle, TPLF Chairman Debretsion (Ph.D.) in no uncertain term said the time now is decision time! He reminded the Ethiopian parliament to stand tall and denounce foreign intervention in the country and the group running the federal government from Arat Killo to respect Tigrai's right and be respected! Now is the time to decide he said! (Aigaforum Feb 19, 2020)
A piece from my prison memoirs: Remembering TEGADAY and ex-prisoner Mulugeta Hagos Mekonnen
Gebru Boj'Boj 02-18-20 - Blessing in disguise: before I start my main piece, I would like to mention and thank some of the bravest fellow prisoners that I had spent prison time with, who were also prison mates and friends of Mulugetta Hagos. Few years before the maniac, bloodthirsty and lunatic Mengistu regime was crushed for good, I had the "opportunity", yes opportunity, to be a prisoner in the two most notorious prison centers: Maekelawi and alembekagn. When I think about...
Greater love is to lay down one's life for one's friends: How Nile river related Ethiopia to Egypt
Tekleab Shibru Associate Professor of Geomatics, Chicago State University 02-18-20 - Egyptian president Al Sisi said; “Nile River is God’s gift to Egyptian people” in his twitter account on Oct 05, 2019. The president made the statement to reaffirm to Egyptians people and international community that his country is going to take necessary measures to ensure Egypt's water rights in River Nile i.e., Ethiopia cannot use a water from a Nile river flowing for 800 km in Ethiopia before departing to Sudan....
US-proposed GERD deal sets Ethiopia water release at 37 bcm, major disputes remain
A draft agreement prepared by the United States and the World Bank regarding the construction and filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is expected to be sent to Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on Monday...The US is now pressuring both Egypt and Ethiopia to compromise and agree to an annual release of 37 billion cubic meters from the Blue Nile.
Engineer Seleshi, if you have to resign on protest, do so. Otherwise, do not sign any agreement that guarantees Egypt anything. Do not chain Ethiopia's future to Egypt's goodwill. If you remain silent and sign this deal as is, the future generations will curse you and your ethnic group forever for signing the second Wuchale!
We will pray for you to have the strength to stand up against the Abiy government which is compromising Ethiopia's interest.
Dr. Seleshi, Ethiopia is not in a good position to negotiate such an agreement. Remind President Trump how the US Senate blocked President Obama's nominee for supreme court judge during his last year in office arguing such an important decision should not be left to an outgoing president! Tell the US to give the Ethiopian people time to elect a representative government that can sign any deal.
Open Letter to Dr. Seleshi : GERD: Please no UN, No WB, NO USA
Gebreselema Hailemichael. 02-18-20
TPLF Official Statement on the Occasion of the 45th Anniversary of the Launching of the Armed Struggle of the People of Tigrai,
TPLF 02-19-20 - We are celebrating the 45th anniversary of the launching of the armed struggle of the people of Tigrai against the then-prevailing enormous oppression, discrimination, and violence in our country, Ethiopia. When we do so, we renew our promise to move forward with greater fortitude by remembering the past commitment and various achievements of the people of Tigrai and by charting our future with better clarity and stamina. When the people of Tigrai resorted to raising arms, it was well-aware of the consequences of such an engagement in terms of human...
Finally, the foreign community and the Diaspora youngsters who can not read Tigrigna or Amharic can read for themselves what TPLF is thinking and saying. Kudos! The next challenge is to add an English podcast of main news stories from Tigrai daily! Yika'Al Eyu (can be done)!!
Hizbawinet is global mindset
Aesop 02-17-20 - There is one thing that's important to underline at this stage: Tigrai is Ethiopian! Tigreans are Ethiopians! The current stability and progress in Tigrai are well and good! But it is not enough. Tigreans are part of Ethiopia too. I know some are trying to push us out of our beloved country (Ethiopia) for short term gains. But nobody has the right to do that! Tigrai must contribute to the stability and advancement of Ethiopia.