Tsadkan Gebretensae says TPLF elites who lost power and privilege due to the recent political change in Ethiopia are exploiting the fears of people in Tigray. Initially there was hope in Tigray that the change would bring about something good for Tigray as well. Based on Tsadkan Gebretensae’s remarks in the interview, one of the concerns of people in Tigray is the new relationship with Eritrea. TPLF is trying to exploit the concern and the fear of people in Tigray regarding the ongoing change. However, Tsadkan made some good points in his interview regarding the challenges facing Abiy Ahmed’s administration which represents change.
August 19, 2018 22:41 UTC
Ethiopian Premier Warns Groups Promoting Ethnic ViolenceBy Staff ReporterAugust 19, 2018 - Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed on Sunday warned those individuals and groups who are involved in perpetrating violence, largely ethnic-based attacks in different parts of the country. He said the government will never tolerate the increasing tendency of disregarding the law and order which is the foundation for the unity of the Ethiopian people. There has been a lack of awareness to identify freedom and lawlessness, which according to the premier led to violence. Abiy said the government will not tolerate any acts of violation of rule of law that and threats to public security and will take legal measures in line with the country’s law. Under the auspices of peace, few groups are maneuvering mob justice against public interest, he said and adding that “this has become a serious challenge to internal security."
August 19, 2018 18:56 UTC
Ethiopia Inaugurates Waste to Energy Facility Amid Diplomatic RowBy Staff ReporterAugust 19, 2018 - The 25-megawatt (MW) Reppie Waste to Energy facility project, which Ethiopia claims to be the first of its kind in Africa, was inaugurated on Sunday despite continuing disagreement between the contractor Cambridge Industries Ltd (CIL) and its client Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP). The contractor also claimed that it was doing as per the agreement it had entered with the EEP. Diplomatic row has continued between the two parties, the British based company and the state owned public enterprise EEP, with the US embassy in Addis Ababa mediating. At the inaugural ceremony, President Mulatu Teshome said Ethiopia envisions providing all its people access to electricity by 2025. For more than five decades, the Reppie dump site has been the only landfill in Addis Ababa.
August 19, 2018 18:33 UTC
The Ethiopian government has officially spoken to reports about alleged withdrawal of its troops from the frontline with neighbouring Eritrea. Reuters news agency citing local media in Eritrea reported that troops of the country had began withdrawing from the disputed area which have since the end of the war been highly militarized. Telephone lines have been restored, both sides have named ambassadors even though Ethiopia is yet to reopen its embassy in Asmara. The withdrawal of troops and the subsequent demilitarization of the disputed territories is one of the eagerly awaited legs of the normalization of ties. Currently PM Abiy continues with fast-paced democratic reforms at home despite security challenges whiles Eritrea also continues to reset its regional diplomatic affairs.
August 19, 2018 18:11 UTC
Reppie Waste to Energy Project might cause controversy between Ethiopian Electric Power and project contractors, Cambridge IndustriesborkenaAugust 19,2018Ethiopia inaugurated today Reppie Waste to Energy plant which was reportedly constructed at a cost of US$95 million. The Ethiopian Electric Power’s project is constructed on 37 hectares of land in outskirts of the capital Addis Ababa. The project is said to be Africa’s first waste to energy facility and is expected to generate 185 gigawatts of electric power. It was agreed from the outset that the project will generate 25 MW of power, not 50 says Cambridge Industries. Fana did not mention if Ethiopian Electric is reached for clarification on the matter and if they have evidence for its claim.
August 19, 2018 15:33 UTC
Despite significant gains in freedom in the last four months, anarchy was on the rise to the point that groups with an apparent political motives to achieve are mistaking anarchy for freedom- and seems deliberate. There have been killings, destruction of properties and displacement of people since prime minister came to power in April of this year. Reputable human rights advocacy groups, like Human Rights Watch, have been calling for Abiy Ahmed’s government to stand tall in terms of protecting human rights and hold perpetrators of human rights abuses, mostly in Oromo and Somali regions, accountable and make them face justice. In what seems to be a response to internal and external pressure, Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed had a press conference today to address the situation. Apart from lawlessness, the prime minister sees tendency for actions motivated by hate.
August 19, 2018 13:41 UTC
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has spoken on the country’s security situation stressing that lawlessness was not going to be tolerated. More than any time, our law enforcement agencies need to demonstrate their fidelity to the constitution by bringing to justice chaos instigators and those who disregard the law. The PM was joined by his deputy Demeke Mekonnen joined other top government officials at the event. Human Rights Watch (HRW) in a recent report noted that insecurity across the nation threatened the reforms for which Abiy has earned praise home and abroad. HRW enumerated instances of violence resulting in deaths across other parts of the country.
August 19, 2018 11:37 UTC
Eritrean president Isaias Afwerki has tasked the people of South Sudan to continue on the path of liberation despite internal squabbles and external machinations. Afwerki stressed that South Sudan’s liberation has yet to be fulfilled and thus, the arduous task of nation building has been elusive. The comments were part of Afwerki’s speech at a dinner on Saturday held in honour of the visiting South Sudan president Salva Kiir and his delegation. But, the struggle, challenges and trajectory of nation building are much heavier. “The people of South Sudan have asserted their liberation through precious sacrifices.
August 19, 2018 11:15 UTC
You are here:视频播放位置 下载安装Flash播放器ADDIS ABABA, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- The following are news highlights in Ethiopia's major media outlets on Sunday. -- The government of Ethiopia is working to build a professional army that is not affiliated to a particular group or political view, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said. (Ethiopian News Agency/ENA)-- The Ethiopian Defense Command and Staff College on Saturday graduated 130 senior military officers with master's degree and diploma programs. (Fana Broadcasting Corporate/FBC)-- The Anti-Terrorism Law that has been criticized for restricting democratic space in Ethiopia has been tabled for discussion as to how to amend it. (ENA)-- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia has expressed its sadness at the death of former Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan.
August 19, 2018 09:33 UTC
A good number of Ethiopian ethnic groups “dislike” the Tigrayans’. With that background nothing meaningful will happen to change the current ethnic based discourse, or to put a brake on the slide towards ethnic centered nationalism. We already know that ethnic attachment in Ethiopia is deepening not diminishing, while efforts at preserving the nation state also persist along with it. Indeed, one reason that ethnicity has become so effective a means of advancing interests is that it involves more than interests. Discussions of what kind of state Ethiopia wants, what its policy goals should be, and whether they are compatible with a federation of states with a republican form of government should be opened.
August 19, 2018 01:52 UTC
Ethiopia Denies Reports of Troop Withdrawal from Eritrean BorderAugust 18, 2018 - Ethiopia denies reports of troop withdrawal from the Eritrean border, according to the Reporter. Last week, it was reported that Ethiopian troops were withdrawing from Shiraro, a front close to Badme. Military trucks and public transport buses were said to have been transporting Ethiopian troops from the area. 'Reports of Ethiopian troops withdrawal from the border area is not true, Motumma Mekassa,' Minister of Defense, told The Reporter. However, he did not deny that there has been some movement of troops at the Shiraro Front.
August 18, 2018 22:30 UTC
Ethiopian Police Seizes 1000 Smuggled Pistols, 37,000 BulletsBy Staff ReporterAugust 18, 2018 - The Ethiopian Federal Police says it has seized more than 1000 pistols and 37,000 bullets as they were smuggled to Addis Ababa from neighboring Sudan. The police said three suspects has so far been apprehended in connection with the offense. It is to be recalled that last month several weapons and bullets were captured as they were smuggled from neighboring Sudan and Djibouti to central part of Ethiopia. So far Ethiopian security is not disclosing who was buying these weapons and for what groups. Police says the weapons were made in Turkey and were seized after tips from the public.
August 18, 2018 22:18 UTC
KUWAIT CITY, Aug 18: Police are investigating the death of an Ethiopian woman inside her apartment in mysterious circumstances, reports Al-Anba daily. A security source said the death was reported to the Operations Room of the Interior Ministry by the victim’s 34-year-old husband. Forensic men have found no traces of violence on the corpse. However, the husband and close friend will be interrogated. In the meantime, the cellphone of the husband has been seized by the police to find any clue of bad relations between them, if any
August 18, 2018 21:22 UTC
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August 18, 2018 15:56 UTC
On July 31, DW Amharic reported that 40 highly armed men dressed in Ethiopian Federal police uniform were “besieged” as they landed at Alula Aba Nega international airport in Mekelle. Yesterday, the same news source reported in Amharic that Tigray region released members of the Federal Police Anti-Terrorist forces and they are reportedly in Addis Ababa. The source added that the they were detained at “Federal Camp” – seemingly Federal military barrack in the region. And observers say Tigray regional state does not have constitutional power, what so ever, to do that. Despite the power to, it seems unlikely to that the Federal authorities flew to Tigray region of Ethiopia without informing relevant authorities in the region and Ethiopians have been questioning the way the regional authorities acted.
August 18, 2018 15:00 UTC