Meaza Ashenafi has become an especially important useful idiot to Abiy Ahmed. For some unknown reasons, she has become the right-hand woman of Abiy Ahmed in destroying the Ethiopian fabric. She is on record to suggest a military option to subdue the Tigrai government and to diminish Tigrean aspiration to self-rule. Our source told us Meaza was the one that read the options given to the House of Federation to vote. To be recalled Members of the Federation House were not given the agenda ahead of time. All the options Meaza has prepared contravene the constitution and were against the wishes of the people of Tigrai in many ways. Meaza as a judge/law expert should have known the right to vote is a fundamental right anywhere in the world. Meaza wants to condemn the people of Tigrai for voting to elect their representatives at a local level. It is good some of the House of federation outright rejected Meaza Ashenafi. This will go a long way to save the federation. As for Meaza, shame to you! [Aigaforum Sep 05, 2020
"The difficulties of peace are better than the agonies of war".
Yohannes Aberra, PhD 09-05-20 - Although I can't be sure about what the implications of the decision of the House of Federation, to consider the elections in Tigray as null and void are, I had spent the entire day building scenarios based on the possible decisions the House may reach until the news broke. Today was a tense day for us all because if the House of Federation succumbs to the pressure of the satanic recommendations of some opposition parties and hate mongers...
Why there are fears that Ethiopia could break up
The feud between Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the ruling party in the strategically important Tigray region is escalating, raising fears of military confrontation and the break-up of Africa's second most-populous nation.
The tensions revolve around the regional government's decision to press ahead with organizing its own election for the Tigray parliament on Wednesday
Tigrai Independent Party: Vision and Mission of Durable and Lasting Solution of Tegarus.
Gebre Selema 9-5-20 - We cannot keep on struggling to exist on this planet as humans. We are all human, equal, and no man or woman is above or below another one. No tribe or ethnicity is below or above another tribe or ethnicity. No race is above or below another race. No color is above or below another color. No identity is above or below another identity. No language is above or below another language. We are all born naked and free people.
Ethiopia tried to silence its own citizens stuck in hellish Saudi detention centres
telegraph.co.uk - A document leaked to The Telegraph shows that the Ethiopian government tried to silence hundreds of its own citizens stuck in hellish detention centres in Saudi Arabia and cover-up allegations of horrendous abuse. The official document, which bears the stamp of the Ethiopian consulate in the city of Jeddah, warned Ethiopians...
Tigrai Regional Government Letter to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia King
(Mekelle) Sep 2, 2020 - The Government of the Regional State of Tigray has been pleading to the federal government of Ethiopia to bring the thousands of Ethiopian refugees in Saudi Arabia languishing in squalid and suffocating prisons. The federal government doesn't seem to care. To add insult to injury the Prime Minister labelled them as terrorists and Covid-19 public health hazards.
(DW TV) - Tigrai Government Statement - Sep 03, 2020
US cuts aid to Ethiopia
The US is cutting aid to Ethiopia over a controversial mega dam being built on a tributary of the River Nile.
The move was triggered by Ethiopia's move to start filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam before reaching agreement with Egypt and Sudan.
No political justification or security concerns for another war in Ethiopia.
Haile Tessema 09/04/2020 - The 1998 Ethiopian-Eritrean war baffled the world, and was condemned by many as trivial and unnecessary. In its June 11, 1998 edition titled, "Why they are fighting", the London-based international weekly The Economist ridiculed the border war as .... Unfortunately, not only did the war continue to be waged with inevitable high human and economic cost, but also its legacy lived in the form of no war no peace for 20 years until a rookie politician by the name Abiy Ahmed, who was a radio operator in the aforementioned war, ascended to power in 2018. Actually, it's for reaching a peace agreement with Eritrea and border opening - albeit for a short period of time - that PM Abiy was subsequently awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
U.S. Senators demand legal rights for Oromo men detained in Ethiopia. Family members in Minnesota worry and wait for charges.
Minnesota U.S. Senators Tina Smith and Amy Klobuchar have asked the U.S. State Department to put pressure on the government of Ethiopia to release Jawar Mohammed and Misha Chiri, both former residents of Minnesota.
The main contradiction in Ethiopia
Tesfay Atsbeha 09-02-20 - The murder of the famous Ethiopian Oromo musician, Hachalu Hundessa on 29 June 2020 and the killings as well as the destruction of properties following the death of Hachalu should be condemned in the strongest terms. The opposition against the EPRDF (Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front) was transformed into opposition against the TPLF (Tigray People's Liberation Front) due to the fact that the Amhara and Oromo member organizations of the EPRDF sided with the opposition.
Am I being unrealistic and exaggerating?
Gebru Boj'Boj. September 2, 2020. - What is happening in Ethiopia today in general and on Tegaru in particular is very concerning and spine-chilling? The government of the country seems running at high speed in destroying the country and prepared to commit full-blown or full-blooded atrocities against Tegaru and others. . .
Award-Winning Hydropower Project Helps Electrify Ethiopia
The government of Ethiopia(EPRDF) has set a goal of providing access to electricity to all its citizens by 2025. It still has a long way to go, but projects such as the Genale Dawa III hydropower station are helping it get closer to the target. That's one of the reasons Genale Dawa III is a POWER Top Plant.
Imagine how dark Ethiopia would have been today and how bleak life would be for Ethiopians today had it not been for the EPRDF regime.TPLF/ EPRDF has done its best to change the country. Unfortunately, the country is not able to continue the development path. Imagine where it could have been today had the Abiy regime continued the development agenda of TPLF/EPRDF.
"Who is the Judge?: The Life of Berhanemeskel and Tadelech in the History of EPRP's Struggle")
Addis Abeba, August 01/2020 - In 1970, 19-year-old Tadelech Hailemikael ("Tadi" as she is known to her family and friends) travels to Switzerland to pursue her university education. An urban girl educated in elite schools in Addis Abeba, Tadi was excited for her new life in Europe. At the time, Ethiopia was experiencing the height of the Ethiopian Student Movement, a long and sustained opposition to the reign of Emperor Haile Selassie I.
Reflections on Revolutions
Aesop 08/30/2020 - I was pleasantly surprised by the election debates in Tigrai. The parties introduced their political programs with clarity. Their concern for Tigrai was evident. Their critiques were civil. The commission assigned capable moderators. The moderators allocated sufficient time. They organized the discussion around pressing agendas affecting the people. Those who scoffed at Tigreans as, inter alia, aliens to democracy are, once again, proven wrong.
THE DARK SIDE OF THE 2019 NOBEL PEACE LAUREATE PM ABIY AHMED
(TECA) 08-31-20 - PM Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia, who came to power following the resignation of his predecessor, promised to bring about
positive changes to Ethiopia, in his April 3, 2018, inaugural speech to the parliament. Instead, his modus operandi has
been divide-and-rule that has plunged the country into much more inter-ethnic conflicts ...
Oh My, My, Cry Mother Tigrai!
Temesgn Kebed 9-1-20 - There is a revolution of the poor and dispossessed to make ends meet; there is another revolution of haves to satisfy never ending greed. The revolution of the poor is caricatured as mean and menacing that had to be crushed by all means.
On the other hand, the revolution of the haves is to be greeted with welcome news, bankrolled by governments and corporate capitalists.
ECONOMY IS FATHER OF POLITICS
Berhe Tekle 08-31-20 - Like business startups, we do have more than enough political parties.In the jungle of bureaucracy, forming party has been treating as means for economically prosperity. This is because forming political party is less capital and operating cost intensive than business startups.
Ethiopia's political crisis plays out in the regions. Why it's a federal problem
The political crisis in Ethiopia is not showing sings of abating. Ongoing riots in Oromia and Wolayta; state fragmentation in the Amhara region, and the standoff between the federal government and the Tigray region have put the survival of the government in question.