Ethiopian migrants describe "hell" of detention
An investigation by Amnesty International has exposed horrifying new details about the treatment of Ethiopian migrants detained in Saudi Arabia. Since March, Huthi authorities in Yemen have expelled thousands of Ethiopian migrant workers and their families to Saudi Arabia, where they are now being held in life-threatening conditions
Contemplating About Health Care Threats as Tigrai Shines and Rises with Industrialization and Urbanization
G. Amare, October 2, 2020 - The world is quickly becoming more industrialized, urbanized, and modernized as people migrate to cities (1). In 1950, less than 30% of the world population were living in an urban setting while today it is more than 50%. This is expected to grow to about 60% by the year 2025. At present, the greater majority of the Tigrai population are living in rural places. However, urbanization and industrialization are gradually growing
Ethiopia arrests 500 ahead of major Oromo festival
Authorities in Ethiopia's most populous state Oromia say they have arrested more than 500 people who they alleged were working to cause disturbances during the annual Irreecha thanksgiving festival, observed by the Oromo, the country's largest ethnic group.
What a turn of events! Irreecha is the same holiday that was exploited by Jawar and company with the help of politicians from the OPDO/EPRDF to topple the Hailemariam government. Much was said about Irreecha celebration at Bishoftu then, all false. Today, the very same people who now hold power could not and would not allow the proud people of Oromo to celebrate it peacefully. Imagine if this was done during the TPLF/EPRDF time! Abiy is utterly naked, his days are numbered. [Zeru Hagos Oct 1st, 2020]
Ethiopian Unveils COVID-19 Global Insurance Cover
Addis Ababa, 01 October 2020 - Ethiopian Airlines Group, the Largest Aviation Group in Africa, is pleased to announce that it will cover the medical insurance including repatriation, evacuation and quarantine costs related to COVID-19 as of 01st of October 2020 until 31st of March 2021. The coverage is applicable on all Ethiopian's international flights booked with the airline's tickets.
Ethiopia is facing a failed federal government. In a few days, the country will have no legal federal government. Many of its regions will also be without an elected government. Nevertheless, Ethiopian Airlines is one of the few institutions that will be honored and respected as a federal institution regardless. We hope this decision is reached based on a sound economic reason. We hope there are mechanisms in place to check cheaters who will file a claim.
Tik-Tok: Rising to the Occasion
Aesop 09/29/2020 - The time is ticking for Derg 2.0. The last supper of this regime, October 5, 2020, is fast approaching. This clique of jokers has a few days to ride or die. It has one last chance to wake up from its Machiavellian slumber. This clique has, inter alia, one major delusion: it assumes every political actor is a pseudo-Machiavellian like itself. Shimelis Abdisa said politics was like gambling. This delusion deceives Derg 2.0 to see every political maneuver in terms of a poker game..
DW TV(Eyeta): Prosperity Party and State Terrorism - Sep 29, 2020
Currency Changes and Economic Stabilization: The Ethiopian Experience
Prof Asayehgn Desta 09-29-20 - Though the currency is not backed by gold or silver, Ethiopians have been reasonably using birr banknotes and coins as a medium of exchange, as a unit of account, and for storing wealth. As a medium of exchange, the Ethiopian birr serves for buying and selling goods and services. As a unit of account, the birr is used to set a common standard for measuring relative worth of goods and services.
Ethiopian Democracy Veers Off Track: What's at Stake
Abiy's chillingly anti-democratic actions are just the latest chapter of his illiberal regime. Amnesty International reported in May that under Abiy's rule, which began when he was named prime minister in April 2018, as many as 10,000 people have been unjustly arrested and at least 39 people - including a 16-year-old boy.
The current political and constitutional problem in the country can only be solved through all inclusive dialogue not through manipulative unconstitutional elections. As the statement rightly indicated Prime Minister can not be trusted to organize a fair and free election nor has the constitutional mandate to carry it out.
Ethiopia's PM Abiy Ahmed loses his shine
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Last fall, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia stood in Oslo's City Hall to receive the Nobel Peace Prize and a shower of international praise.
Fast forward a year, and the prime minister's failure to foster peace at home threatens to tarnish his international posterchild image and raises questions about Ethiopia's ability to transition its economy and democracy peacefully.
The emperor is naked as they say! What is next for Abiy? Colorado or Dubai? Sadly, Western Sponsors of Abiy could not see the man for what he was and is early on. Ethiopia today is beaten down and most likely will disintegrate soon. Unless...!
From Nobel Peace Prize to Uproar in Less Than One Year
When Colorblind Parenting Meets Anti-racism
Like many people who have watched this heinous video since it was released at the end of May, Floyd’s brutal death changed me. After watching it and then seeing my son, I felt a visceral pain shoot throughout my body. It was as if my son transformed from a child to a man in a split second.
Dr. Debretsion is the President Tigray deserves
Yohannes Aberra, PhD 09-26-20 - For the first time in the history of the ancient land in northern Ethiopia leadership is earned rather than taken. Dr. Debretsion's name will go to the history books as the first President of Tigray who first proved to the people in practice that he can lead them through hard times and was as a result given the chance to continue doing so.
CONTINUED DETENTIONS DESPITE BAIL ORDERS
(ADDIS ABABA) - Authorities should
promptly release Lidetu Ayalew and other detainees who have continued to be held in detention despite bail orders by courts, the Ethiopian Human Rights
Commission (EHRC) said.
We must say we are becoming a fan of Daniel Bekele. Maybe there is light at the end of a dark tunnel. Our Amhara elites need to wake up and call a spade a spade if their/our beloved Ethiopia is to be saved. Abiy is taking the country God knows where but certainly not to the promised land!!
Aesop 09/22/2020 - The currency change in Ethiopia raised a lot of hype. These hypes may be categorized into four (albeit misguided) huts. Some ridicule the spelling error in the 200-ETB note: "hunoreo". Others focus on the abuse of the currency change as a pretext to confiscate private savings by law enforcement agencies as approved by the PM. Some focus on the economic rationale for the currency change as a mechanism for bankrupting illicit commercial and financial activities.
Birtukan, OLF and Abiy.
Zeru Hagos Sep 21, 2020 - I have talked to many close friends over the last month. Almost everyone I talked to does not believe Abiy is an honest person. They also think Abiy will leave no stone unturned to keep his current power in Ethiopia. Nevertheless, all agree he must be removed from power. The easiest method to remove him would have been an election but he along with his enablers has postponed Ethiopia's election.
Critical Time & A Defining Moment
Hagos Berhe 09-24-20 - We are now in the most critical time here in Ethiopia. The term of the ruling party; the former EPRDF & its descendant the PP, will cease after ten days. We are counting down to Meskerem 25, the due date in which the contract of the ruling party ends up with fear but not with hope. What is to come next or after that? Nobody knows perfectly what is going to happen ...
Eritrean Political Forces Coordination Committee
Launches Various Joint Political Tasks
( EPFCC) September 17, 2020 - The Eritrean Political Forces, which on 24 June 2020 issued a joint declaration pledging to coordinate their effortsto bring democratic change in Eritrea, have initiated their joint work on a numberof important areas, including diplomacy, media, and mass mobilizationactivities. The political forces are Eritrean National Council for Democratic Change, Eritrean National Front, Eritrean People's Democratic Party, and Unity for Democratic Change and United Eritreans for Justice. The guiding principles bringing the political forces together are.