Ethiopia weathers US, Egypt pressure over national dam project
In an exclusive interview with The Reporter, Sileshi Bekele (PhD), Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy blamed the US government, the self-turned negotiator represented through the State Department of Treasury, for its unfaithfulness in the last legs of the GERD negotiations. According to the Minister, despite Ethiopia's disinterest to request the involvement of a third party...
If Ethiopia had a nationalist, pragmatic and astute government right now, the government would have taken advantage of the current state of confusion around the world. Every government in the world is consumed by the coronavirus and have little interest in interfering in international political affairs. Trump is an isolationist president. The only reason he was involved in the first place is that Abiy allowed him to intervene. Now that Coronovirus is ruining Trump's legacy, he is less likely to insist on Ethiopia to sign any international deal it does not like. According to the Wall Street Journal, Trump will likely lift the tax on Chinese goods to thwart a recession in America. DR Seleshi all eyes are on you. If Abiy insists on signing any deal before Ethiopia has an elected government you should resign in protest!
Yeneta TV: With Daniel Berhane, a very talented and known political activist in Ethiopia. A must watch and listen - March 2020
First bishop known to die of coronavirus was missionary in Ethiopia
CNA Staff, Mar 25, 2020 / 07:11 pm (CNA).- The Italian bishop of a missionary region of Ethiopia is the first Catholic bishop known to have died of the global coronavirus pandemic. He died March 25. Bishop Angelo Moreschi, 67, was the leader of Ethiopia’s Apostolic Vicariate of Gambella
Worried Ethiopians want partial internet shutdown ended
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Rights groups and citizens are calling on Ethiopia's government to lift the internet shutdown in parts of the country that is leaving millions of people without important updates on the coronavirus.The months-long shutdown of internet and phone lines in Western Oromia and parts of the Benishangul Gumuz region is...
Thinking Out Loud!
It is more likely Abiy will issue a decree to postpone the election within two months. Abiy may dismiss parliament due to corona-virus before the current term expires. What should Federalists do if this happens? The worst scenario Federalist forces can do is to allow Abiy and Ahadawiyan/Unitarian to consolidate power. Federalist forces should come together and form a transitional government immediately. The transitional government should comprise of regional state leaders with minimum responsibility at the federal level. Regional governments must be responsible to manage their economy and political affairs/boundaries. The interim federal government should only supervise current federal projects and maintain the military to protect sovereignty. No new federal projects should be issued. Ethiopia's future lies in finding a workable confederation. It is better such an arrangement is tried sooner than later.
...Zeru Hagos March 23, 2020,
MELES: US 'overstepped' mandate on Nile waters talks
The Ethiopian Ambassador to Kenya Meles Alem Tekea speaks on the choppy Nile waters talks and the Grand Renaissance Dam...Ethiopia outright rejected it and clearly stated that it is for the three countries to draft an agreement based on their negotiations. But the US Secretary of the Treasury went ahead and overstepped the observer role.
Coronavirus medical supplies donated by Alibaba's Ma arrive in Ethiopia
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The first batch of protective and medical equipment donated by Chinese billionaire and Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma was flown into the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Sunday, as coronavirus cases in Africa rose above 1,100.
While Abiy's Arab friends are trying to undermine Ethiopia's sovereignty siding with Egypt, China the one Abiy's neo-liberal friends dislike is and has been trying to help Ethiopia find its way out of poverty. What happened to all the good EPRDF folks within OPDO and ANDM?
The challenges Ethiopia is facing today, the corona pandemic and unsettled politics.
W. Yilma March 21, 2020. - The name Ethiopia is not new for the world communities. This is because of persistent political conflicts and poverty prevailing in the country for the last 5 decades. Because of this, the majority of the Ethiopian population are highly susceptible to any kind of infectious disease. Particularly, the situation will be worst when..
Millions of Ethiopians Can't Get COVID-19 News
Millions of Ethiopians living under a months-long government-imposed shutdown of internet and phone services in western Oromia are being left in the dark about the health risks. Even before Ethiopia confirmed its first coronavirus case on March 13, people in the western Oromia region, where the military...
How could Abiy be so cruel to block people from reading and listening to such vital information? What have the great Oromo people done to deserve such treatment? Even Humanrights Watch can not hide the crime their darling puppet is committing!
A hidden war threatens Ethiopia's transition to democracy
Abiy Ahmed's crackdown in Oromia is bloody and lawless. In the corner of a restaurant in Nekemte, a town in western Ethiopia, Fisaha Aberra unfolds a piece of paper on which he has scrawled the names of 11 men he says were shot by soldiers last year. After this came mass arrests. Fisaha and two siblings fled their home in Guliso to Nekemte...