Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance - Steady Economic Growth

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

By any measure Ethiopia is experiencing impressive economic growth. According to IMF data, GDP grew 8.7 percent in 2012, the country’s weakest year since 2009. In 2010, GDP grew a blistering 12.6 percent, higher than all but a handful of countries worldwide. Going forward, the IMF estimates Ethiopia’s economy will grow at 8.0 to 8.5 percent in the upcoming fiscal years. Ethiopia’s Finance Ministry is even more bullish, predicting 11 and 11.4 percent growth in the next two fiscal years.

As Ethiopia’s economy grows, so too do its energy demands. Fortunately, Ethiopia is also blessed with some of the world’s greatest renewable energy resources. As of 2010, nearly 90 percent of installed energy capacity came from hydroelectric power, and some estimates of the country’s total hydropower potential exceed 45,000MW, second in Africa only to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Despite this potential, Ethiopia has remained a net energy importer. That may be set to change.

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Wazema Podcast 23: BOOK REVIEW: Futuh Al-Habasha (Sep 12)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Ethiopian New Year good wishes? Leisten to these two, what a differnet speech???

Ethiopian president

STOP Dr. Berhanu Campaign

Eritrea Travel Warning

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Eritrea and strongly recommends U.S. citizens not travel to the country since there is increasing possibility U.S. citizens will not receive the requisite exit permit from Eritrean authorities. This replaces the Travel Warning for Eritrea of November 18, 2013 to remind U.S. citizens of ongoing security concerns in Eritrea

The Eritrean government continues to restrict the travel of all foreign nationals. These restrictions require all visitors and residents, including U.S. diplomats (who must apply 10 days in advance) for permission to travel 25 kilometers outside Asmara's city limits. Permission is usually granted to areas such as Massawa and Keren, which are known tourist destinations; however, requests to areas near the borders and regions not frequently traveled by diplomats are typically turned down. As a result, the U.S. Embassy cannot guarantee its ability to provide consular assistance outside of Asmara.

Travelers should also be aware that travel permits are only valid for the approved final destination and do not allow for additional stops along the way to, or in the proximity of, the approved destination. Travel to religious institutions, for example monasteries, requires separate travel permission even when such facilities are located in or near approved destination cities. Foreign travelers not adhering strictly to the terms of travel permits have reported being detained by law enforcement authorities, and their drivers have been jailed.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Elias Kifle of Ethiopian Review reveals secrets behind the extradition of Andargachew

Comment By YohannesY


Isn’t Asmara the home of Esayas Afewerke, a man who never sleeps before he makes sure that Ethiopia is reduced to multiple mini states?

The guy who told us that this reckless dictator is the man of the year, now Elias is preaching about this nasty dictator? The two faces of Elias Kifle is laughable and it is very difficult to predict his political stance, but at the same time the G7 group is comical. They defended their political stance but literally they admitted blatantly that they collected money from Egypt according to the report 10 million a year via Issias. As far as I am concerned this is a treason. In Particular while Ethiopians are fighting to build a dam on the Abay River. And trying sabotaging Ethiopia is not acceptable.

The TPLF government stand firm on their own political agenda, even after their so called great leader died. Most people imagined that it is going to be chaotic but that never happened. They are still firm and run the country without any problem; they are actually more clear on their political stance than any Ethiopian political organization but the Ethiopian opposition politician lack clarity. They are not inspiring but discouraging and they are representatives of hopelessness and desperation

In the movie The Lion King, hyenas are the outlaws. They are portrayed as slobbering, dirty, stupid scavengers always ready to do someone else's dirty work. It's entertaining and the characters also represent the characteristics of the hyenas but I am not actually sure if hyenas are like that however if the biologists determine hyenas are like that then . Issias Afeworki is a stupid hyena who loves to do other people’s dirty work. Be it Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and even in Ethiopia.

Of course Eritreans was used by Egypt for a long time but not Ethiopians; the act of G7 is an unforgivable crime against Ethiopia.

The fact is Issias is not going to allow you to fight against the TPLF government, If strong Ethiopian resistance comes from the Eritrea, Issias knew the woynes will shorten his life as the president of Eritrea. And Issias does not want you to be storng or weak and he want to keep you as you are and at the same time from Gulf state and including Egypt will collect money, right now For him the best option is to kiss TPLF boots. He has no other way. because he is old political Shermuta, even Egyptians are tired of him, they do not want him but they just want to hear what he has to say

Here is the article

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Eritrean Mad man travel to Egypt in order to get a new instruction and also to meet his new boss Sisi and as usual the mad slaves wants to bow down for their demand

Asmara (HAN) September 9, 2014, Regional security and public diplomacy news. Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki left to a diplomatic trip to Egypt at the invitation of President Abdulfatah Al-Sisi.

On arrival at Cairo International Airport, Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki was welcomed by the Egyptian Prime Minister, Eng. Ibrahim Mahlab.

In the course of the visit, the President would hold talks with the Egyptian leader and other officials of the country focusing on developing bilateral ties and partnership in the economic domain.

Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Mr. Yemane Gebreab, Head of Political Affairs at the PFDJ, are accompanying the President in the visit.

For now, the bigger question is whether Isaias Afwerki will travel to the Sinai desert border region at the epicenter of the Eritrea immigration influx to Israel or Europe?.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Sweden gives Eritrean diplomat 48 hours to leave

I can confirm that a foreign diplomat has been ordered to leave the country but I can’t go into the reasons,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Charlotta Ozaki MacĂ­as told the TT news agency.

The ministry has a policy of not revealing the nationality of diplomats ejected from Sweden.

A number of TT’s sources however were able to independently confirm that Sweden had given the first secretary at the Eritrean embassy just two days to leave.

A spokeswoman for the embassy declined to comment when reached by The Local.

One source, who asked not to be named, told TT: “It’s been in the works for a long time that an Eritrean diplomat was to be ejected.”


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Egypt hopes for 'win-win' outcome to Renaissance Dam dispute

Egyptian demand a commission a team of experts to write a report about the dam then again they sent their FM to Ethiopia and saying that the dam suffered structural deficiencesies, is not contradictary ? the commision did not start work yet, they did not report anyting yet

“We don’t want anyone to suffer; we fully appreciate the development needs of our Ethiopian friends and we are genuinely hoping that they – for their turn – do appreciate our concern over water resources; we could work out a win-win formula if there is serious political will,” argued Mohamed Idris, Egypt’s ambassador to Ethiopia.
Idris spoke ahead of the anticipated visit of Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry to the Ethiopian capital tomorrow whereby the top Egyptian diplomat is expected to confer with his counterpart and the prime minister of Ethiopia.

Shoukry’s visit comes only a few days after a three-way meeting between Egypt, Ethiopia and North Sudan in Khartoum to discuss the developments and possible side-effects of the Renaissance Dam that Addis Ababa is constructing. Egypt has expressed concern that the dam will have a negative effect on its water share.

The Khartoum meeting, according to Egyptian sources, failed to deliver a breakthrough or change in Addis Ababa’s position on the construction of the dam. Egypt is concerned the dam suffers serious structural deficiencies that could cause it to eventually sustain cracks that will diminish its – already insufficient – share of Nile water.

Addis Ababa, however, in the Khartoum meeting agreed to an Egyptian demand to commission a team of experts to write a report on the design of the dam and ways to ensure that the build-up of the water reserve could be done without resulting in a major reduction in Egypt’s share.

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Ethiopia Aims to Launch Satellite

By Zerihun Getachew
It is disclosed that Ethiopia has planned to launch medium research satellite within the next five years.The Entoto Observatory and Research Center (EORC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Sunday with Finland based Space Technology and Science Group (STSG) to this effect.

The main objective of the satellite development agreement is to develop, build and launch 20-25 Kg medium research satellite within the next five years.

Signing the agreement, Director of EORC, Dr. Solomon Belay said Ethiopia will benefit a lot by owning Satellite.

STSG headquartered in Espoo, Finland, is the first Pan-Central European, Nordic and Baltics technologically integrated industry and research group offering end to end design, manufacture, testing, launch and operation of highly capable small and medium advanced satellites.

CEO of STSG Sali Ahmed said his institution is ready to do its level best to develop space science in Ethiopia using its matured experience.

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