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DW TV (Eiyeta): With Dr. Shishay Amare and Berihu Teweldebrhan on Ethiopia's fate, Tigrai election and more - July 25, 2020

Hakfen Media interview with Eritrean Activist Alemseged Hagos July 25,2020

Girmai Berhe: Commentary on Current Politics in Ethiopia July 24, 2020

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DW TV(Amharic) - Deputy President Debretsion (Ph.D.) Press Briefing July 18, 2020

Update on the fight against COVID-19 and the coming regional election in Tigrai.

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HakfenMedia : On Tigrai Election Jul, 2020

Tigrai TV : With Atakilti Embaye July 2020

Must Watch - According to Mr. Atakilti, Tigrai and its political organizations have one more chance to save Ethiopia. Ethiopia is doomed to fail unless Tigrai becomes the big brother to the nation and nationalities so they stand against the tyrannical and absolute dictatorship regime in Addis.

DW International- with Sekuture Getachew and Berihu Teweldebrhan - July 15, 2020

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DW TV (Eiyeta): WithSekuture Getachew and Berihu Teweldebrhan - July 28, 2020

Tweedledum Tweedledee!
Temsgn Kebede 7-28-20 - Just because the PM speaks Tigrigna does not mean he has the heart and mind of the Tirigrian mass in as much as he speakers Afan Oromo sweet words but impels the spears and daggers through the Oromo hearts and livers as we speak. He has forgotten at a time of crisis action speaks louder than words but...
An Open Letter All Amhara Elites and Scholars
Gebre Selema 7-28-20 - I left Ethiopia in 1991. Thus I have been living outside Ethiopia for the past 29 years. Almost there are nothings I have not seen under the sun both good and bad. I have buried many young Ethiopians including Eritreans in that process. I am lucky I am alive today. Three of the big problems I have struggled to live with outside Ethiopia are not related to my new home country, but heavy backward baggage...
Rotary Ethiopia Donated Six Million Birr Worth of Personal Protective Equipment, PPE, and Medical Supplies to The Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia
25 July 2020, Addis Ababa: Rotary Ethiopia in collaboration with the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, TRF, William Grant and Sons Brands Ltd, Swiss Club Addis Ababa and its global networks donated six million Birr worth of Personal Protective Equipment, PPE, and medical supplies to the Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia, as part of its continued support to combat COVID-19 pandemic.
The Emergence and Transformation of Tigrayan Nationalism
Lema Lema (PhD )07-28-20 - Since the new federal government came to power in 2018, it is pursuing a more centralized policy that undermines self-government, isolates some states like Tigray in what appears to be a federation without Tigray. Tigray, a state that was at the forefront of the struggle for self-government is challenging this trend and asking if this is a new reality, why staying in a union? There is ongoing tension between the two governments.... The Emergence and Transformation of Tigrayan Nationalism (pdf)

Tigrai TV (Amharic ): On Tigrai Election, Hedase Dam, Qerro Politics and More! - July 27, 2020

UN Socio-economic Assessment of COVID-19 in Ethiopia
Ethiopia faced the onset of the crisis with clear strengths. It had an excellent long-term track record of economic growth, major improvements in infrastructure, poverty reduction and social development.Ethiopia, however, also faced some major vulnerabilities.Social unrest, triggered by longstanding issues that could now be aired in a more open civic and political environment, had led to conflict, the loss of lives and property and, at the last count, 1.7 million internally displaced persons
Human Cabrito Prehistoric Chinese Style!
Yared Huluf 7-26-20 - You do not have to be anybody or anything but yourself to understand this basic fact, it comes with life as a child would not need any schooling to understand that s/he needs milk to survive at the initial stage of his or her life. Most if not all Tigrains understand the shortfalls of TPLF but all also know that at this point in time the TPLF is not a threat they have to be worried let alone rise against it, far from it. The people understand and know well who poses an existential threat.

Political turmoil caused by election delay
There are signs that Ethiopia is sliding dangerously backwards, particularly on security and democracy. The country has seen worsening levels of militant ethno-nationalism and inter-communal violence, a dangerous standoff between the federal government and Tigray region, and an increase in politically motivated deaths.
There is no place left for Abiy to hide internationally. AI, HRW, and now Chatham House have reported about Abiy and his fake and failing reform agenda. Add to this the persistent Oromo demonstration across the globe, the 7th King is naked! The problem is, Abiy thinks Isaias Afeworki is covering his back thus he is still dressed.
Ethiopian government restores Internet after weeks of blackout during deadly protests
Internet was finally restored by the Ethiopian government on Thursday, following weeks of blanket shutdown as unrest punctured much of the East African nation."First off, there is no legal ground for the government in Ethiopia to shut the Internet," one journalist tweeted. "Threat to national security is usually the presumed excuse, but in no way can the violence of this month be near to that level of a threat."

DWTV (Amharic ): Looser News (Poem) - July 25, 2020

Oromo Lawyers Association Letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee 07/19/2020
Dear Norwegian Nobel Committee, Ethiopia, under your Nobel Laureate, Mr. Abiy Ahmed, is on the precipice of an all-out war laced with a series of atrocious crimes and crimes against peace. We call upon the Peace Prize Committee to revoke the Prize awarded to Mr. Ahmed and correct the grave error of adorning an incompetent leader with the highest accolades of the emblem of peace.
Remembering Meles and Eng Semegnew
Zeru Hagos, July 22, 2020 - I was sad to learn the meaning behind "ኢትዮጵያ አገሬ ሞኝነሽ ተላላ የሞተልሽ ቐርቶ የገደለሽ በላ ." Atse Yohannes died defending the country from foreign aggressors but never got the respect he deserves like Atse Minilik. Ras Alula the renowned African General was known more internationally... More
In memory of the San Diego diaspora struggle for the support of the GERD construction
Tibebe Abera 07-22-20 - It is never enough how loud I should sound to cheer up for the first fill. Should I harness my belly and stoop down and open my mouth wide? Will it reach the ears of those in the front lines?

Tigrai TV (Amharic News): OLF and OFC vow to coordinate their struggle with Federalist Forces and Ledetu Ayalew was taken to jail from his residence - July 24, 2020

GERD Filling Up: Ethiopia must celebrate the late PM Meles Zenawi
Yohannes Aberra, PhD 07-23-20 - The somber mood induced by the Corona pandemic and the tragic violence of the past week has been brightened by the news of the start of the filling up of the GERD. Every time some significant milestone is reached that could elevate Ethiopia our attention is normally focused on who were the initiators and leaders whose dedication was instrumental for the great achievement.
The International Community[1] Remains Indifferent to Gross Human Right Violations, Suppressions, Killings, and Imprisonments.
G. Amare, July 22, 2020 - The information contained in this piece is an abridged and rephrased with additions to a version of my previous post on aigaforum website, entitled, "Appeal for Urgent Intervention: Ethiopia on a Slippery Slope Towards Disintegration." I am bringing the matter again because the situation is getting worse and worse, day by day. The crises are evolving and spreading like the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).

Discussion with Sekutre Getachew and Berihu Tewldebrhan on human right violation in Ethiopia and Ethio-Eritrea relationship - July 21, 2020

Proportional Representation Electoral System: Pathway to participatory democracy in Tigray
Asayehgn Desta, July 21, 2020 - Defying Ethiopia's federal verdict and disregarding the decision passed by the National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) that the election date for the country's parliamentary and regional elections be postponed due to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the Council members of the Tigray Regional State-citing the Ethiopian Constitution-have passed...

Tigray's Election: One major step for Tigray & one giant leap for Ethiopia
Hailemariam Abebe 07-21-20 - Make no mistake about it, this is the best of times for Tigray and not the worst! Do not get me wrong, I am aware of the dogs barking in our neighborhood. Nothing new on the latter though. Remember that these are the wailings of those undergoing anaerobiosis, the desperate and not only without ideas but without much time on the clock either.
It makes sense why Abiy abruptly declared the initial phase of filling the dam is complete. Uncle Sam is showing the stick instead of the carrot.
Ethiopia says first year of Nile mega-dam filling 'achieved'
Addis Ababa (AFP) - Ethiopia said Tuesday that its first-year target has been reached for filling a mega-dam on the Blue Nile River. The announcement from Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's office indicated enough water had accumulated to enable Ethiopia to test the dam's first two turbines..
It is a travesty when a leader of a country is lying a white lie! What has Ethiopia done to God to deserve such a leader? The government was telling the world it has not started the filling of the dam last week.- right? Also, the elevation of the landscape where the initial water will be stored is flat. It will not store enough water to do any meaningful testing. This is not a deep gorge dam. God have mercy on Ethiopia! Abiy is about to announce a complete control of the dam by the Egyptians! Wake up Ethiopians!! Zeru Hagos July 21, 2020
Ethnic violence rages in Ethiopia but world is blinded by internet shut-off
As Ethiopia emerges from its biggest uprising in three years, the country faces questions about increasing ethnic tension. Unrest was sparked by the June 29 killing of musician Hachalu Hundessa, a member of the Oromo ethnic group that makes up about 35 percent of Ethiopia's population
UTNA Statement regarding the appointment of Tigrai Election Board
UTNA July 21, 2020
Ethiopian farmers slaughter thousands of chicks as COVID hits demand
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopian poultry farmers have destroyed hundreds of thousands of chicks, as the sector reels from a collapse in demand from the hotel sector because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ethiopia's movement restrictions to try to contain the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, has led hotels in Addis Ababa to reduce operations ...
And what is Abiy Ahmed doing to help in this regard? What can he bring from his recent visit to Eritrea, an impoverished country run by a despot? Nada, you say! Right you are!!
Account for all people arrested after Hachalu Hundesa's killing- Amnesty International!
The authorities in Ethiopia must immediately reveal the whereabouts of dozens of politicians and journalists who were arrested alongside other people following widespread protests and violence on 29 June, Amnesty International said today.The killing of Hachalu Hundesa, a popular outspoken Oromo singer, sparked protests, some of which degenerated into intercommunal violence...
AI and HRW have nowhere to hide. Call a spade a spade and tell the world Ethiopia is run by a "gilgel" (young) dictator. Although we denounce Jawar and the many Oromo leaders' incarceration, AI, HRW and Jawar are equally to be blamed for what has besieged Ethiopia today. The color revolution did not work in Europe nor did it work in Egypt. Yet, it was prescribed for Ethiopia by AI, HRW, and the likes of Jawar.
The Political Economy of the Emerging Neo-Neftegna State in Ethiopia
Makonnen Tesfaye; July 17, 2020 - In the political economy and history of Ethiopia the Neftegna Stateand Order is the socio-economic and political system that prevailed in the Southern, Eastern and Western parts of the country (also extending to parts of the Welqait and Raya lands of Tigray) for over 100 years,spanning from Menelik to Haileselassie imperial eras. The political economy was based on modes of production and relations characterised by serfdom intermingled with features of slave economies.
Injudicious Politics, Ethnic Conflicts, and the Breakdown of Law and Order in Ethiopia
Teum Mezgebo 17 July 2020 - Since Abiy Ahmed took the premiership in 2018, he is persistently preaching populist, antagonistic and injudicious politics against ethnic groups who advocate for self-determination and federal system. Prime Minister Abiy has rejected self-rule and federalism and he has been pressing ahead with his Medemer policy against the wishes of many ethnic groups. The Medemer policy is not designed...
What now?
Aesop 07/16/2020 - Most people have formulated their own perspectives pertaining the mounting problems in Ethiopia. The political and social repercussions of post-Hachaallu assassination are clear to all. Perhaps, one factor many tend to overlook is the economic impact of the internet shutdowns. When Ethiopia shut down the internet for 30 days back in 2016, Brooking estimated that Ethiopia lost $8,539,355 in GDP.

Minga Negash 07-14-20
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    Senay Tewolde 7-12-20 .
  • Defining PM Abiy Using DSM-5
    G. Amare, July 12, 2020.
  • The Eritrean regime should not be allowed to starve its own People
    Petros Tesfagiorgis 07-13-20
  • Tigray Adey: let it be at any cost!
    Hailemariam Abebe 07-12-20
  • The Unimaginable Has Become More Conceivable: A Warning to the International Community.
    Elias Dawit 07-12-20
  • The Right Honorable Justin Pierre James Trudeau MP, Prime Minister of Canada
    Oromo Canadian Community Association 07-12-20 .
  • The Looming Civil Strife in Ethiopia: Putting the International Community on Notice
    Global Society of Tigrai Scholars (GSTS) 07-11-20
  • Democratic elections, self-determination and federal system of government are the only choices for Ethiopians to coexist in peace as one nation.
    Teum Mezgebo 07-11-20
  • Call a Spade a Spade: MP Abiy a Dictator!
    Temsgn Kebede 07-09-20
  • The Ants Hurt
    Aesop 07/08/2020
  • Political Ad hominem
    Temesgn Kebede 7/7/20
  • Tigrians living in Australia and New Zealand, the Union of Tigrian Associations in Australia and New Zealand (UTAAN) wishes the successful conduct and conclusion of the election 2020
    (ANZ) July 2020

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