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Not in a million years, for the immigration Laws of the United States and the Government policies are strict to granting Citizenship to individuals with backgrounds of membership in political organizations that practiced extra judicial executions, mass detentions, torture et cetera and especially those who were at the highest leadership structure. The African leaders hailed, in particular, the UAE's role in establishing security and stability in the Horn of Africa region. Eritrean and Ethiopian leaders have thanked the UAE and Saudi Arabia for their contribution in ending years of conflict between the two African countries.

The UAE and Saudi Arabia "spared no effort" to help the two neighbouring countries reestablish good relations for the sake of their people and the wider region, the leaders said.

The Ethiopian Herald newspaper reviewed in its digital version statements by the director of the Port Administration of that marine enclave, Layne Asfahaley, who pointed out that an intensive phase of renovation of infrastructures has concluded to adequately fulfill those purposes. A delegation from the Ethiopian business community also made a visit there to assess the situation of the port, which this nation could not use for 20 years after the break of relations with Asmara.

It became a mode of operand to spread false news for this newly created ethnocentric demagoguery YouTube media called Voice of Amhara, Ethio Media Forum and Tena adam internet radio. Your forum should not be a conduit to hate mongers to spew hate and propaganda. With no evidence what amounted to smear campaign faceless and fast-moving assault on the integrity of SebHidri members and organization.

Sebhidri was born out of the heroic concern of Tigreans; our name should not be teetered by cyber foot soldiers to trash smear campaign. The purpose of our organization is to tackles development deficits by building the institutions necessary for good governance and ensuring genuine participation in a democracy in our Tigrai, to ensure that there is effective participation, transparency, responsiveness, consensus orientation, equity, inclusiveness and accountability.

These are values which form the bedrock of our democracy. Time heals time kills: Africa gathering of rising leaders from 44 countries with a Town Hall with President Obama. Is Ethiopia on the brink? Tecola W Hagos 17 July I. As PM Abiy emphasizes often, the process of healing starts with forgiveness and reconciliation. And I may add that the sheer joy of being in the home of a long-sought after Family member would seal the familial bond all over again.

There seems to be a very nasty undercurrent against TPLF and by extension against Tygreans in the current extremely exaggerated expression of friendship to Issaias Afeworki and to Eritreans. Economic geology value of oil shale deposits: The oil shale deposits in the Tigray region are found in the northern parts of Ethiopia, Eastern Africa.

They are of Upper Paleozoic in age, existing as remnants of the Cretaceous erosion period, underlain by tillites and overlain by sandstones. They were formed during the glacial retreat followed by marine deposition of shales in a basin created by the enormous load of the glaciers.

The Ethiopian-Tigray oil shale deposits cover an area extending over approximately 30 km2, with an average mineable bed-thickness of 55 m, showing on the upper part inter-beds and laminations of shaley limestones. The oil shale resources in this region are estimated to be approximately 4 billion tonnes. This study sheds light on the oil shale resources in the Ethiopian region of Tigray, as they are fairly investigated, regarding their geological characterization, and future strategies for their exploration and exploitation.

Introduction There are several variations of the proverbial that express similar sentiment as in the title of this article. I am very glad that I was proven wrong in that peace and friendship is possible between Ethiopia and Eritrea. You both have proven to me that you both are far complex personalities and far more perceptive and truly courageous than I am.

I am obviously making tautological statement here, for you are leaders of countries, and I am a sideshow scribbler who should know better to use his time productively. I owe you both an apology. Sorry for my hasty and harsh defeatist remarks. As always, the Ethiopian phenomenon is complicated, complex, and shrouded in mystery to say the least. Given the admixture of a lingering feudal mode of thinking the mode of production is done away with with unpolished and haphazard modernity considering the exposure of Ethiopians to Western values and technology , obscurantism in the Ethiopian political culture is not surprising.

Hybrid politics, however, is dangerous because it tears apart Ethiopians between the archaic framework of thinking and the relatively science-based general orientation. Ethiopians, thus, are suspended between two irreconcilable poles, and adding fuel to the fire, the present generation of Ethiopians are even in a much worse condition for the following reasons: On a closer look of the phenomenon, I see some bizarre development in this unusual positive reaction to a leader rooted in the EPRDF.

Foretelling Irreversible Tragedies Part I Mogos Abraham, PhD Premise Weakness, fragility, and failure of a governance system are sequenced sociopolitical and economic conditions that cause national tragedies. It failed about 30 years ago to function as a nation of law and order; and remains a tragically failed country. Somalia has become a budgetary burden to the UN and the AU; and a peace and security nightmare to Ethiopia. By all indicators, Ethiopia appears to have passed the threshold of a weak state to a fragile state, approaching the tragedy of a failed state.

What is going on in Ethiopia? For no reason other than whom they are, hundreds of Ethiopians are being murdered and their properties being torched, while others are being uprooted and internally displaced. EPRDF has become impotent completely. The African continent currently consists of 55 countries, with odd currencies some have chosen to adopt the US dollar , 55 regulatory frameworks and, in simple terms, 55 different sets of red tape.

This scenario means doing business on the African continent can be challenging, both for foreign and domestic investors. The following two articles were authored by Dr. Ghelawdewos Araia , and for readers and researchers interested to fully understand the essence of the articles and also to make reflections on the Border Commission decision following the Algiers Agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea in , it is imperative to read: By Excellency Belay Abay.

The conference dealt with the border issue in great detail. A very important paper was presented by his Excellency Ato Belai Abay on the situation of the border issue.

Solidarity's struggle with the core of the ideals for the last 2 years was that Meles acted as an agent appointed to destroy Ethiopia, and that he has secretly signed an agreement with Shaebia to cede vast territories from Tigrai and Afar. No matter what Meles policy promoters disseminate, the noose is around their neck. Now an inch of an Ethiopian sovereign land can cost them an end to the life in politics.

The time has come and the deceit is crumbling like a house of cards. Many Scholars exposed the sinister motive of Meles Zenawi and Co.

You judge for yourself after reading the research paper that history, no matter how much spin is done, the truth still comes out. A year earlier, the previous Secretary General Cofi Annan stated before he left office that Eritrea had violated the Peace Treaty by moving tanks and its soldiers in the Buffer Zone.

There is no question that the Eritrean Government has violated both the letter and spirit of the Algiers Agreement. There are numerous instances where there have been violations by the Eritrean Government of the Algiers Agreement since it signed that agreement seven years ago. We have been optimistic about the current political atmosphere and the fresh air of hope flowing in the country since you have assumed the premier position.

We understand that you came to this position at the very critical time where ethnic tensions were high, state apparatuses were collapsing, and the country was on the crossroad. Thousands have lost their lives and their properties and become a victim of massive displacement because of the mal-governance of the local administrators. Unfortunately, however, this ethnic cleansing and massive displacement steadily continued to happen in Ethnic Gedeos who have been living in Oromia region for the millennials.

Trade liberalization in context. The rationale behind more regional integration is to trade between equals and limit the share of vertical trade exports of commodities and imports of capital. The current predominance of commodity exports makes growth procyclical to commodity prices. Sizeable output volatility deters economic development. Ethiopia's peace offer comes with strings attached Ethiopia's new prime minister Abiy Ahmed wants to recognize a longstanding peace deal with Eritrea.

That's good news after 20 years of hostility but it's too early to celebrate, writes Ludger Schadomsky. Ethiopia finally recognises border ruling with Eritrea By Robert Hackwill Eritrea invaded, and tens of thousands died or were taken prisoner on both sides. Eritrea had been a province of Ethiopia until a referendum established independence.

Eritrean fighters had helped in the overthrow of Ethiopia's military dictatorship and fought a year war of independence. The country's creation transformed Ethiopia into a landlocked country. Special Message to PM Abiye Ahmed Ghelawdewos Araia, PhD May 26, The main title of the article is pretty much clear; the companion title, however, is not quite obvious and intelligible, but I will make it comprehensible to the reader when I delve into the current Ethiopian politics. As always, I will try to be objective and fair in my overall analysis and investigative discourse pertaining to the recent political change in Ethiopia.

The formation of Tigrai cultural troop and its historical genesis. The Fallen Obelisk of Aksum. Ghelawdewos Araia proposed, among many other suggestions he presented, the erection of the fallen obelisk of Aksum. Professor Ghelawdewos is a leading Ethiopian scholar in education, international studies, political economy, and history, and a prolific writer on contemporary and current issues; he has contributed hundreds of scholarly works, not to mention his books on Ethiopia in English, Amharic, and Tigrigna.

He also has written extensively on areas pertaining to his field of expertise mentioned above. Ghelawdewos different from other writers is that his writings are objective, balanced, educational, and original; and with this unique style and integrity, he has been producing articles that reflect divergent issues and that could be considered blue prints for discussion forums, researchers, and individual readers. On top of this, Dr. Professor Desta, Asayehgn Against odds, Ethiopian patriots won a decisive victory over the aggressive colonial Italian army at the battle of Adwa on March 1, Consequently, the Battle of Adwa helped Ethiopia maintain its sovereignty while inspiring other African countries that had been defeated and divided by European colonizers.

After the victory, Ethiopia served as a role model for the entire black race, even inspiring other colonized countries worldwide to repulse aggression with dignity and to assert their own independence. More importantly, the Battle of Adwa forced the Italian invaders to shed their long-held and false illusions about the black race. This one-year leadership development and civic engagement program will train and support promising young leaders across Africa working in government, civil society, and the private sector.

The Foundation received nearly 10, applications for slots. The Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa program will launch in Johannesburg, South Africa with a five-day convening.

The convening will run from July 14 through July 18 and include plenary sessions, problem-solving workshops, and technical trainings that will help these young emerging leaders drive positive change throughout Africa.

It remains to be seen what will happen to him now that his host, Robert Mugabe, has been removed from power. But the Ethiopian government says that such a gesture is not sufficient, and that it will continue to seek permanent return of the artifacts. Abiy assuming he was a progressive voice, a reformist, cue-taker, open to suggestion, and because he has a proven ability to divert profound social crises in his hometown, a point he developed into his doctoral dissertation.

Thus, protesters temporarily suspended changes in decision-making process immediately after Dr. At long last, the Africa must Unite motto of the Accra conference, then attended by only eight independent African countries, will become a reality.

WORLD Peaceful reform will see Ethiopia through dynamic political moment Taye AtskeSelasie, ambassador of Ethiopia to Egypt The article contains numerous factual errors and erroneous assumptions about Ethiopia — a country that prides itself on its diversity and the unity of its people. Leaving aside the sinister motivations one might insinuate from the flavor and slant of the article — namely, the international misrepresentation of political realities for underlying geopolitical aspirations — I would rather focus on separating the facts from the falsehoods for the benefit of your readers.

Tyranny of Size in a Fragile Democracy: The Ethiopian Case Mogos Asghedom As pointed out in the introductory paragraph, blind faith in size has tragic consequences. The extremist elements do not seem to be able to predict the hell their actions might take them, because their arrogance, ignorance, and monetary greed have blinded them. These residual human elements do not hesitate to abuse and misuse the meaning of democracy to fulfill their wild ambitions to dominate and subjugate other nations, nationalities, and peoples.

They do not understand that true democracy has multiple guiding principles, which include primacy of the rule of law, accountability, transparency, collective decision-making, equality, collective voice universal suffrage , civil liberties and civil rights, strong nationalism, and obligations to serve the masses.

Araia, recently published an article recent and offered the following recommendations for the government to consider: The Government and the legally operating opposition parties in Ethiopia should enter dialogue with the sole purpose of fostering national unity and retooling Ethiopian nationalism while at the same time de-emphasizing ethnic politics. If this kind of national reconciliation is tried, it should be done in public in which the Ethiopian people also become participant-observers.

This would also be a momentous historic event at unleashing a political culture of toleration and inclusiveness and a reflection of the ideals and sentiments of the Ethiopian nationhood.

Construction machinery such as excavators, dump-trucks Their time reckoning system seems not to go with the usual one - readying oneself at dawn for work, and getting back to home at dusk. After months of anti-government protests and security force action, the government earlier this year decided to release several political prisoners. Unrest, however, continues in several parts of the country. Analysts agree that Ethiopia is traditionally far less susceptible to outside influence in its internal affairs than many other African countries.

A discussion of the situation in the member AU Peace and Security Council that deals with conflicts on the continent has also never taken place. Ethiopia's Stability Envisages Africa's Inclusive Development OPINION By Zelalem Girma As Ethiopia is the second most populous nation in Africa, its main challenges are sustaining its progressive economic growth and ensuring poverty reduction, which requires significant improvement in job creation and improved governance.

To make certain a comprehensive growth in the country, the government will need to improve its governance, empower local authorities, and become more accountable to its citizens, according to members of the diplomatic community.

Following the instabilities observed recently in some parts of the country, the government has declared a State of Emergency SoE to protect losses of life and damages in properties as well as to adjust political reforms. The Nile eventually pours into the Mediterranean Sea in the north of Egypt. The river has served as the stem of civilizations, dating from thousands of years ago. Without its waters, more Egyptians would starve than do already. The Blue Nile accounts for some 85 percent of the water flowing into the main Nile.

However, these wonderful and beautiful fashion bloggers Hermon and Heroda Berhane never allowed their disabilities distract their purpose and vision in life.

With both now 34, the Eritrean-Ethiopian twin sisters have great and blossoming careers in modeling and acting as well as a fashion blog. According to them, the mission is simple.

Certain groups may invoke Article 39 of the Constitution to separate Tigray from the rest of Ethiopia but they will not be successful because the majority of the people of Tigray would like to jealously guard the unity of Ethiopia and maintain Ethiopian national identity. In this context, thus, back in I tried to portray Tigray as an indivisible core of the Ethiopian nation-state, as shown below: Retrospective and Prospective Analysis of.

That is, in contradiction to the socialization process of the ancient regime and the military Junta who favored a centralized type of government, after coming to power, the EPRDF propagated and endorsed an ethnic-based federal type of government structure in Ethiopia Hailemariam, Desalegn announced that he was stepping down to quell months-long unrest in the landlocked African nation.

By Vasudevan Sridharan The landlocked African state of Ethiopia is at a crossroads after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn succumbed to increasing public pressure and announced his surprise resignation.

It is an unprecedented move by the premier of the Horn of Africa nation as he said his stepping down would pave the way for "lasting peace". Why advertise with us Ethiopia, Africa's second most populous country, has been reeling under protracted anti-government demonstrations against human rights violations and political clampdowns, with protests gathering momentum back in What started as a campaign against the government's urban development plan for capital Addis Ababa, ended up with hundreds of people losing their lives.

A police car appears in a cloud of red dust on the dirt road between the boulders. A young man in uniform opens the window and starts grousing in French.

The Chinese men he is rebuking don't understand any of it, but slowly realize where the anger is coming from. They had forgotten to register with the sentry guarding the entrance to the large construction site above the coast.

Ethiopia has been experiencing recurrent mass protests, riots and ethnic conflicts over the past two years that have claimed the lives of thousands and displaced hundreds of thousands. State collapse is so far an extreme and unlikely scenario given that the conflicting parties are internal actors in the system and have a vested interest in its survival. A more likely but still dangerous scenario is a long-term vicious cycle of political conflict and economic stagnation that cripples state and society.

Policy towards the Horn of Africa. The problems of the Horn of Africa are frequently interlinked and often cross international borders. The root causes of the conflicts include economic inequality, political marginalization, poor governance, ethnic tension, competition for scarce resources such as water and good land, periodic drought and poverty.

Contributory factors are porous borders, widespread availability of arms, corruption, a poor record by governments on human rights issues and interference in the region by organizations and countries outside the Horn. When you add the fact that the Horn is located on a religious fault line, you have a recipe for frequent conflict. It has arguably been the most conflicted corner of the world since the end of World War II. The Horn has constantly posed a serious challenge for U.

Songwe's remarks came during her speech at the executive council meeting of the African Union in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Thursday. Observing and Analyzing the New Egyptian-Ethiopian Accord with Cautious Optimism Ghelawdewos Araia, PhD January 26, I am optimistic by nature, but given the jittery politics and unfathomable political discourse and diplomacy of the Egyptian leaders, I like to observe and analyze the recent meetings and subsequent agreement reached between Egypt and Ethiopia with cautious optimism.

There is no doubt that both sides, that is, the Ethiopian and Egyptians diplomats, were satisfied by the outcome of the three-day meeting beginning January 16, and discussions wrought in an effort to iron out differences. After he returned home, the Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, for instance, told Ethiopian journalists that he was personally gratified with the agreements reached on various cooperative agendas; he underscored that both countries have agreed to cooperate in many sectors including agriculture, industry, health, education, and tourism.

Beyond these sectors, both countries have also agreed to work together and create synergy in some e. Ethiopia could be sitting on one of world's great untapped gold deposits January 24, by Liam Bullock, The Conversation Our field observations and panning suggest that gold should be generally abundant across the Asoza zone — both in quartz veins but also elsewhere in the schist and pegmatite rocks in which they are located.

We also see signs of substantial graphite deposits, which are important for everything from touch-screen tablets to lithium-ion batteries. There is undoubtedly much more world-class gold within this area than has already been discovered, pointing to a promising source of income for the government for years to come — much of the region remains unexplored, after all. It probably is no exaggeration to say that Ethiopia's gold potential could rival South Africa's, which would put it somewhere around the top five gold producing nations in the world.

Embassy Announces Solve IT! Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The competition is implemented by the U. Embassy in collaboration with partners iCog Labs and Humanity plus. The soul intention of building these institutions was to provide and promote the best education to the black community.

Who knew in those times that the universities established for the black people would be the top educational institutions some day and for which even the royal communities will compete to get admission. Here is the list of top seven universities of current times that are actually Black Universities. In an interview with the Sudanese daily newspaper Sudan Vision, Zewdie accused some parties of transforming the GERD from a technical issue into a political issue, calling for political issues surrounding the dam to be avoided and to concentrate on the technical side set by experts from the concerned countries.

He expressed his surprise over the negative statements from Egyptian media outlets regarding GERD, describing the statements as an attempt to create agendas which are far from the reality. In Pinehurst, at the north end of Seattle, you will find the hub of this ever-growing community: Jebena Cafe and its neighboring grocery store.

At the center of the offerings here is a warming injera — a perfected sourdough flatbread with a texture often defined as spongy. While this may seem like a modern problem, history has proven that this has actually been happening for a while. Ayalew Mesfin was part of an Ethiopian musical movement known as Ethio-Groove, a genre that combined the best parts of funk, soul, big-band jazz, Afrobeat, and traditional Ethiopian music. Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America, which remarks dishonor the celebrated American creed and respect for diversity and human dignity.

Donald Trump must apologies for comments - African Union. The organization representing African countries has demanded that US President Donald Trump apologies after he reportedly called nations on the continent "shitholes". The African Union mission in Washington DC expressed its "shock, dismay and outrage" and said the Trump administration misunderstood Africans. The US leader made the alleged remark in a Thursday meeting on immigration. But Mr Trump has denied using the language reported.

He has been backed by two Republicans who were at the White House meeting, but Democratic Senator Dick Durbin said Mr Trump called African countries "shitholes" several times and used "racist" language. What did the African Union say? It said the "remarks dishonor the celebrated American creed and respect for diversity and human dignity". The predicament of Ethiopian immigrants in Saudi Arabia January 18, socioeconomic overhaul which this paper will discuss in the following paragraphs, there is another reason why there has been a crackdown on Ethiopian undocumented immigrants in Saudi Arabia, namely a backlash on the political position of Ethiopia in the ongoing Gulf crisis.

Some of the African countries succumbed to the pressure but most did not including Ethiopia. Italian Black shirts made trips to the bank to cash in the jewellery they seized from their victims. Upper-class neighborhoods of Addis Ababa were spared only because Italians coveted the properties.

More than 19, Ethiopians were killed in Addis Ababa by the time the Italians had exhausted themselves. Across Ethiopia, the figure is north of 30, Eyewitnesses to the massacre gathered ample evidence, including photographs of Italians posing with severed heads of Ethiopians.

He was an unabashed white supremacist who mobilized his nation against Nazi Germany, and not, as his hagiographers relentlessly strive to portray him, a champion of universal freedom and neutral justice.

African immigrants are more educated than most — including people born in U. Simmons Contact Reporter Lots of the news from sub-Saharan Africa is about war, famine, poverty or political upheaval.

But research tells another story. And on average, African immigrants are better educated that people born in the U. The are several issues between Cairo and Khartoum including Sudan support to the Ethiopian renaissance dam, border dispute over Halayeb triangle and the ban on Egyptian farming products.

The latest tensions have sparked between Sudan and Egypt after the former signed an agreement to temporarily hand over the Red Sea island of Suakin to Turkey. Sudan deploys troops to Eritrea border amid tension with Egypt Sudan has deployed more forces on its border with Eritrea amid rising tension in the Red Sea region. Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour cited security threats on its eastern border. Earlier this month, Sudan closed its border with its eastern neighbor and sent troops to the frontier amid reports that Egypt had deployed troops in Eritrea.

Khartoum also recalled its ambassador to Cairo following the reports. A university professor has asked the leadership of Columbus, Ohio, to recruit more Somali police officers for better integration of local Somalis into the American community. Chambers pointed out that the Minneapolis Police Department has seven Somali police officers, with several others in the academy, while Columbus has none.

The reports hadsaid it was mulling ending extensions for H-1B holders. The approval came after rare heated debate as some lawmakers worried that the East African nation does not have enough child care centers to handle the effects of the ban. Ethiopia had been among the top 10 countries for adoptions in the United States, according to State Department figures released last year. Actress Angelina Jolie is among the people who have adopted a child from the country.

Breaking the silence over the plight of adopted Ethiopian children. Therefore, the security of nations in the twenty-first century will depend on secure access to natural resources, energy and mineral resources and water and arable land resources.

Global competition over natural resources will be a source of economic imbalance and disorder and will lead to the spread of instability, including in some cases the outbreak of armed conflicts. Water Security Water and its impact on human life is one of the challenges facing mankind in this century.

Water is one of the most important factors creating security. If a state blocked the flow of a river to another state or changed its course this would damage the interests and needs of the citizens of the other country.

The decisions taken by the state in the use and regulation of water are important actions. Every water project or movement within a country translates as an assault on the other countries in the same river basin. Ethiopia to free jailed politicians to 'foster national reconciliation' - PM Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA Reuters - Ethiopia will release and pardon dissident politicians jailed on criminal charges, its prime minister said on Wednesday -- an unexpected shift in stance from a government routinely accused by rights groups of using security concerns to stifle dissent.

It follows recent protests over land rights and repression and ethnic clashes, and takes place amid a political crisis that has seen some senior officials submit resignations from the ruling party. Ethiopia frees all political prisoners and closes notorious Maekelawi jail in surprise decision Ethiopians were quick to respond, even with social media sites currently blocked Elias Meseret Addis Ababa, Ethiopia In a surprise move, Ethiopia's leader on Wednesday announced plans to drop charges against political prisoners and close a notorious prison camp in what he called an effort to "widen the democratic space for all.

The protests spread into other parts of the East African country, leading to a months-long state of emergency that has since been lifted. Ethiopian workers 'beaten and robbed' by Saudi police 28 DECEMBER Undocumented workers say they saw their compatriots shot at and wounded by police when they tried to escape roundups. Humiliated and abused Upon reaching Saudi Arabia, many work as domestic workers, often for more than 20 hours a day, with few legal rights.

According to rights groups, many have their phones and passports confiscated and endure physical and sexual abuse. I would like to beg my brothers and sisters not to repeat the mistake we already made, in the name of Allah. A colonial massacre in Africa fully revealed for the first time by Charlie Kimber. Eighty years ago a colonial massacre of over 20, people was carried out by Italian fascist forces in Ethiopia in north east Africa.

In three days and nights of arson, murder and looting, thousands of men, women and children were burned alive, shot, beaten senseless, stabbed to death or blown to pieces.

A particularly vile role was played by Winston Churchill. A recent book by Ian Campbell has revealed in terrifying detail what happened. Italy, led by fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, had invaded Abyssinia present day Ethiopia in October Mussolini claimed it was a humanitarian intervention to wipe out slavery.

The faces behind the Yellow Movement: A group of young activists, who are among the few privileged women to graduate from university in Ethiopia and abroad, have set up a movement in the bid to empower women. When she refused to marry one of them they pushed her off a cliff and she was left paralyzed. Dam negotiations going on: Egypt committed to peaceful course in negotiations on Ethiopian dam: Presidency spokesman Ahram Online , Sunday 24 Dec We are still committed to this path," Rady told Ahram's Arabic news website.

The latest tripartite ministerial meeting between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan held in Cairo last November to discuss a preliminary technical report on the impact of the dam had failed to reach a consensus.

In light of this, the violence which has been erupting at few towns and administrative districts in recent time serves no purpose other than obstructing the ongoing efforts of transforming the nation into a middle income economy. For a country which has lifted itself from the abyss of extreme poverty, paying all kinds of sacrifices, such violence is highly likely to derail the hard-won gains. It erodes the age-old culture of respect among the diverse people and leads to loss of life and property.

In fact, the past violence in some parts of the country has claimed the lives of citizens while posing destruction of property. If goes unchecked, if not stopped somewhere, it would undermine the national security and will degenerate into very unpleasant situation--may also cause a complete U-turn of the socio-economic development-- which is against the wishes of all Ethiopians and their lovers--God forbid that!

Unveiling Mystery Crucial for Realizing Vision By Tsegay Hagos Tourism which is known as the smokeless industry has huge contribution to the economy of countries. It is an industry that could create jobs, generate foreign exchange and hugely supports the economy.

European countries such as France, Spain, Italy and United Kingdom have been listed as top tourist destination nations in When there is peace and security there is prosperity. In this regard, the youth will be direct beneficiaries form the economy. More job opportunity will be created and they will in turn support their community. The role of youth to speed up the socio economic and political life of a society is inevitable. This is especially true for the growing economy of Africa where the majority of the population is young.

Lesson from an Experiment in Ethiopia: As he puts it, those in power attempt to enrich themselves at the expense of the people, and they continue the practice of the European colonialists, turning the people into subjects. Furthermore, Prunier notes that the lack of industrialization in Africa has deprived its youth of a better future and left it in a constant state of poverty and unemployment The African Blog, July 23, In most cases, Face book, You Tube, and Twitter have turned out to be means of disseminating unfounded stories, wrong information, prejudice and falsehood.

For over a century, people of Ethiopia have lived together building a peaceful, harmonious and prosperous society with cultural amalgam and divers beliefs. They definitely espoused peaceful coexistence and cherished respect for each other until the evolution of social media began rocking down their tranquility and calm a decade ago.

The daily events in the entire nation are gripping stories of conflicts, death, destruction, looming famine, fear of disintegration and statelessness.

Failure to forge a generic national vision, a common program of action to translate the vision into a reality and the commitment to adhere to democratic principles agreed upon appears to have been the core factors that are hindering the realization of the cherished dream of a tormented nation. The heeding of these factors, by-and-large, rests on the shoulders of the organized elite, styled in the form of political or civil society assemblage.

However, these different elite classes happen to be embroiled in unworthy squabbles some of which are indeed aged grudge against each other or sectarian ambitions, perhaps also ideological fixations, but certainly irrelevant as far as the national issue at stake is concerned. Trends and Patterns in Contemporary Ethiopian Politics.

Ghelawdewos Araia, PhD December 13, Time and again I addressed and seriously underscored the significance of Ethiopian unity, because from day one since the ascendance of the EPRDF to power, I sensed a political program that could possibly undermine the unity of the Ethiopian people and subsequently the fragmentation of the Ethiopian nation-state. This concern of mine, shared by multitude of Ethiopians, was expressly stated in my debut book published twenty-two years ago, and it goes as follows: In , more Eritreans reached the shores of Europe than any other nationality in the world and account for the largest amount of asylum applications in the UK.

Zimbabwe's ex-President Robert Mugabe gave refuge to Col. Mengistu Haile Mariam, convicted of genocide in Ethiopia. Mugabe's departure has raised hopes that Haile Mariam could be extradited, but this is all uncertain. Others were quick to demand the forced repatriation of Mengistu to Ethiopia, where they hope he can face justice.

But such demands, even though genuine, seem sometimes to be mixed with sarcasm. A tweet bearing the name Zirak Asfaw congratulates Mnangagwa on the peaceful power transition and pleads: A Brief Review Professor Desta, Asayehgn Since the oust of the brutal socialist military dictatorship from power in , a large portion of the Ethiopian people have desired and dreamed living in a democratic system of government rather than a communist-dominated government.

Citizen Lab, which helps human rights activists defend themselves against spy software, has previously reported on Israel malware being used against activists in the UAE. Ethiopian Communications Minister Negeri Lencho declined comment on the report. Nile is vital to us, but we cannot stop Ethiopian dam. According to a statement issued by the foreign ministry, the two top diplomats met on the sidelines of the Euro-Mediterranean Dialogue held in Rome.

Shoukry and Al-Jubeir discussed the latest developments in the region, especially in Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Libya and the Qatar crisis. Aberra Molla, a scientist and an inventor is also known as the father of Ethiopic. However, replacing the Latin characters with Ethiopic character parts of the Amharic typewriter was not a viable option for Dr.

Aberra because there were more Ethiopic characters than the Latin alphabet keys. Egypt-Ethiopia tensions over new dam rise again by Mohammed Vall Ethiopia is pushing on with construction of its massive new dam, despite growing objections from Egypt.

The controversial project has strained relations between the two nations, because Egypt, which lies downstream, sees it as a risk to its water supply from the Blue Nile. That is the question that has been doing the rounds in Addis Ababa since November 14, when the military announced that it put his "protector" Mr. Mugabe under house arrest after 37 years in power. The Ethiopians who experienced Mr.

Mengistu's 17 years of "Red Terror" reign are hoping that he will be the second former African president to be tried for international crimes after former Chad's Hissene Habre. Mr Habre was sentenced to life in prison in June by the Extraordinary African Chambers sitting in Senegal after Macky Sall took over as president after years of protection by Abdoulaye Wade. Now, most victims of Mengistu reign of terror are hoping that President Emmerson Mnangagwa will allow the extradition of Mr Mengistu after 26 years of protection by Mr Mugabe.

Elias Miseret, a journalist based in Addis Ababa, told The East African that some Ethiopians wish that Mr Mengistu would be brought back to account for his atrocities, having been sentenced to death in absentia by an Ethiopian court in Ethiopia's Foreign Ministry spokesman on Thursday said construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance dam was a "matter of life or death for Ethiopia too".

Meles Alem's remarks in a press briefing in capital Addis Ababa came in a clear reaction to incessant reports by the Egyptian media quoting Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi as saying that Nile was a matter of life or death to Egypt -- an Egyptian catchword which al-Sisi repeated at a recent inauguration of a fishery in Egypt.

Alem dubbed as "irrelevant" what he described as "destructive reports being disseminated by some Egyptian media and institutions against the Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam". The Multi-million dollar Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam is Africa's biggest hydro-project and the world's ninth largest. The dam is being constructed on the River Nile. Seleshi Bekele, the Ethiopian minister of water, electricity and irrigation, said the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam GERD has completed 63 percent of its construction and soon it will be generating electricity.

He was speaking at a news conference at his office in the capital Addis Ababa. His remarks came amidst heightening tensions between Ethiopia and Egypt. Last month, a meeting of water ministers from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan in Cairo ended, without reaching an agreement on the "inception report" put forth by the international consultants -- BRL and Artelia -- hired by the three countries to study the impact of the dam. Ever since this latest unsuccessful meeting, there has been strong word coming from the Egyptian side.

The question everyone is asking is will impoverished Zimbabweans will ever see the money again? It is not known exactly how much the geriatric former head of state and his family are worth. Estimates put the figure at around million euros.

In addition to a bedroom house in Zimbabwe's capital Harare that's valued at 8. It is allegedly one of his wife Grace's favorite properties. His most valuable property is Hamilton Palace in Sussex, England, worth more than 40 million euros.

Cases from other countries show how difficult and tedious this process can be. For example, during his term of office between and , former Nigerian president Sani Abacha is said to have looted around 3. It is important to grasp this lesson in order to conquer any fear of holding power. The announcement came following a round of tripartite deliberations between all the countries' ministers of water in Cairo on Nov.

Khama who was a fierce critic of Mugabe, said that he was not sorry that the nonagenarian had lost power. I just say lets leave him alone and let him just try and enjoy the rest of his life.

The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church: However, at the outset, I like to make my position clear that I happen to be a scholar and a professor but not literati in theology; in fact, admittedly, my knowledge of theology is minimal and negligible, to say the least. Moreover, I would like to make it clear that I will not apologize to anyone for defending the EOTC, and it is for the following reasons: Mugabe is reported to have agreed to leave power in principle after the Zimbabwe Defence Forces seized power in the early hours of Wednesday.

However, he is reported to have placed many conditions that the military is refusing to comply with. Speaking to Reuters Khama said: We are Presidents, we are not monarchs.

Khama who became president of Botswana in , will be leaving power next year after finishing two terms. The sun had set, and in the empty dirt lot north of the old town of Harar, Ethiopia, where a dozen or so people had gathered, the only light came from yellowish headlamps of an old SUV.

The man repeated a high-pitched shriek that lasted a good four or five seconds, something between a mournful wail and a yodel. After a minute of silence, we heard light, quick footsteps. I saw a sullen, hunched-over silhouette, then a pair of glowing eyes. Egypt warns Ethiopia Nile dam dispute 'life or death' The Associated Press Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, for the second time in as many days, delivered on Saturday a stern warning to Ethiopia over a dam it is building after the two countries along with Sudan failed to approve a study on its potential effects.

Ethiopia is finalizing construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, its first major dam on the Blue Nile, and will eventually start filling the giant reservoir behind it to power the Africa's largest hydroelectric dam.

Egypt fears that will cut into its water supply, destroying parts of its precious farmland and squeezing its population of 94 million people, who already face water shortages.

Dam construction on international rivers often causes disputes over the downstream impact. Alon Ben-Meir - Nov 16, Losing The Last Vestiges Of Our Moral Fabric The unspeakable atrocities that are happening in South Sudan are unfathomable, not only because of the scope of savagery in the war between the Dinka and Nuer peoples, but also because it defies every tenet of our civilized being in which we take so much pride.

Civilization, however, has hardly penetrated the first layer of our thick skin. We assume that our unprecedented advancements in technology, medicine, space exploration, engineering, literature, and all forms of arts have equally deepened our moral and ethical conviction. We have in fact become increasingly immune and unmoved by the savagery which is unfolding before our eyes in so many countries.

Jaron Reed Goddard grew up in a military family that moved around a lot before settling down in Camas, a small town near Vancouver, Clark County. Joshua Dawson, from Federal Way, is a senior majoring in molecular, cellular and developmental biology. Although some of the factors may have more weight than the others, identifying the decisive actors in the causation of this persistent problem is absolutely necessary if we are looking for a lasting solution.

We may therefore begin by asking some pertinent questions such as: Why is this scourge occurring thick and fast in this corner of the world when human beings elsewhere have developed the capacity to produce plenty or even surplus of food and know no famine?

P roportional Representation Electoral System: Ethiopian Airlines took delivery of their first Dreamliner in August , becoming the first carrier in the world, outside Japan, to receive and operate the aircraft.

Nowadays, Ethiopian has 19 s in their fleet and three will be joining the airline starting tomorrow. In a historic first, Ethiopia begins civil registration for refugees This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch — to whom quoted text may be attributed — at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

Starting today, all refugees in the country will be able to register their vital life events, including birth, death, marriage and divorce, directly with national authorities. This is a historic first and a ground-breaking development for refugee protection in Ethiopia, not previously realized over decades.

Civil registration for refugees has been made possible following an amendment to an existing legislation. Robert Mugabe as Goodwill Ambassador after four days of heavy international pressure. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, whose own appointment sparked controversy in his home country, had appointed the Zimbabwean leader to the ceremonial position of honor.

Tedros, who goes by his first name, apparently was unprepared for the firestorm the appointment would ignite. The first possibility is that it reaches an agreement on a way out of the crisis that is sufficiently substantive, credible, innovative and unifying to defuse at least the most radical opposition and to rally the various ethnic governing elites. To this end, the only road to success is for the ANDM and OPDO to join forces, acquire allies among Tigrayans and Southerners in the upper levels of the EPRDF, perhaps also take advantage of their majority in the Parliament, and begin to establish a remodeled federal system consistent with the spirit and the letter of the constitution.

Egypt, Ethiopia and the Nile A look at the ongoing dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and its impact on the world's longest river. Water rights and the utilization of water from the Nile for power generation still remain highly contentious issues.

And there are concerns about GERD's impact on the river and downstream nations. Nearly a quarter of a billion people rely on the Nile's waters.

Its basin covers eleven countries: Once famine-stricken, Ethiopia has many lessons for a country like India October 16, By Neeraj Kaushal In my youth, parents chastened their children if they wasted food by reminding them that millions starved in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia was the country stricken with famines. According to the World Peace Foundation, between and , million starved to death in Ethiopia. In , Ethiopia will be the fastest-growing economy, projects the World Bank.

And this is not just a blip. Between and , the Ethiopian GDP increased So far the Diaspora community have contributed over 40 million Birr and are supporting the construction of the dam through donation and purchasing bonds, says Association Director General Abraham Seyum. However, the Director General states the Association does not believe that government has done enough in unleashing Diaspora's financial potential.

There are up to 2. The Diasporas' contribution must continue with more determination. For this to happen, discussion forums should be organized to raise the understanding of the community towards GERD.

Nonetheless, Ethiopian manufacturing companies have been performing poorly in the international market Desta, Time and again, I have scribbled on the Nile issue pertaining to the concerns of Egypt with respect to shortage of flow of water as a result of the GERD construction in Ethiopia.

However, Egyptian politicians, for the most part, are jittery when it comes to the waters of the Nile and their concern is overblown and out proportion, and at times they exhibit unnecessary and infantile provocation against Ethiopia. The government in Addis Ababa has long cooperated with Washington on security and counter terrorism while benefiting generously from U.

In , the U. Al-Bashir expressed his hope that this bilateral relationship would be a model for other links between the countries of the region. He awarded the highest military decoration of the Sudanese armed forces to the Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian National Defence Forces, Lieutenant General Samora Yunis, in appreciation of his efforts in strengthening the role of Ethiopian peacekeepers.

Aboy Sebhat candidly shared with us his perspectives on the current state of Ethiopia, its reasonable progress and successes as well challenges.

Opening Up as Rich Tourist Destination While Ethiopia, the oldest country in Africa and the country that has never been colonised, shied away for years from exposing the invaluable and priceless legacies that dotted its landscape, economic reality and democracy have aroused the country into opening its history and sites to the curious world.

Chinedu Eze who visited the most populous country in the horn of Africa, writes Ethiopia with so many legacies is like a village belle; shy, coquettish and beautiful. She is like a damsel unravaged and with all its tradition intact. Ethiopia is heirloom, a pride to Africa and with unraveling history that is labyrinthine and fulfilling. The country which is known as Abyssinia in the Biblical times is the cradle of civilisation because that was where the oldest human fossil was found and it houses the first mosque and church built in Africa.

Tigrai's drylands, home to more than 4. The Agency had its proclamation amended on July 6, , allowing it to broaden its scope of registration from only local residences.

The formation of the Agency was realised last year even though the Parliament enacted the establishment proclamation in The issuance of certificate and registration fees for the vital events ranges from 20 to 50 Br.

And as for the process to get the certificates, there is no special time arrangement for foreign nationals and Ethiopians of origin. The Agency has started operation in 14, stations out of the 18, registration stations it prepared for Ethiopians.

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