Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Ethiopia and the Sudan established joint military force

Ethiopia and Sudan established joint military force for border security

Ethiopian Defense Forces 

The governemts of Sudan and Ethiopia established a joint military force to monitor their common border. Ethiopian Defense Minister said the agreement was amid at defending the two countries from aggregation and outside attack. Tigrai Online an Ethiopian online news website quoted the Ethiopian Defense Minsteer Siraj Fegessa as saying, "Giving priority to neighbouring countries, we have made agreements with these nations in the region to prepare a joint plan aimed at ensuring and safeguarding our common borders save with Eritrea. The agreements include working jointly in the field of education, training, experience sharing, and on common issues to work together on peace and security demands in the region"The gallant Ethiopian defense forces.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

What right does Egypt have to demand that Ethiopia not build a dam on its own land

What right does Egypt have to demand that Ethiopia not build a dam on its own land
Since the first foundation stone was laid on the Grand Renaissance Dam (GRD) Egypt has shown its eternal belligerence towards Ethiopia, demanding Ethiopia honor the 1929 and 1959 Colonial treaties. At times Egypt walks out from the negotiations; at times it pretends to go along with the agreements but refuses to sign the Nile Basin Treaty; at times Egypt demands more studies to be done, refusing to accept various studies done so far; at times it threatens it would wage war. And it continues to harp on its “Historic Right” over the waters of the River Nile.

Abdelatty, spokesman of Egypt’s Foreign Ministry, said: “Ethiopia should also respect colonial-era agreements and the 1959 accord between Sudan and Egypt that allocates all of the river’s flow excluding evaporation to those two nations… By 2020, Egypt will require all of its assigned 55 billion cubic meters a year for vital use such as drinking, washing and sanitation


The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam construction progress.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Is This Really About the Martyr’s Monument?

Is This Really About the Martyr’s Monument?

http://www.tigraionline.com/articles/ethiopian-military-age.html
 
 
Recently ‘FACT’ magazine, in its February 2006: issue 34 publication; have put out an article by Tewodros T/Aregay under the title ‘How old is the Defense force or army?’ What served as an ‘inspiration’ for this article was; the emotional roller coaster that followed the laying of cornerstone for the construction of the first ever National Martyrs' Monument on the premises of ‘Tor Hailoch’, to be build to honor and glorify the martyrs that had lost their lives in the name of peace, development and democracy.
So, I would like to finish by raising one fact.  That is it doesn’t take any fancy calculation to find the exact age of our army. Because everybody knows that it’s been eighteen years since the army’s establishment; in which it includes an unbelievable valorous struggle to maintain the unprecedented economic growth and uphold long lasting peace. Therefore, our army is always ready and alert to uphold its constitutional duty, to make the anti-poverty struggle successful and guarantee our path to renaissance.
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African Leaders and United Nations Secretary-General Highlight Importance of Health for Development

African Leaders and United Nations Secretary-General Highlight Importance of Health for Development

Tigrai Online, Brussels - African leaders and Heads of State, gathered for the 4th EU-Africa Summit in Brussels just days before World Health Day (7 April) highlighted the importance of health for Africa’s development. The African leaders met at a side-event hosted by the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM). Speakers, including United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, and several African Heads of State, called for health to remain prominent on the development agenda to meet the 2015 deadline of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and for the foreseeable future.
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Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Ethiopia and its Pan-Africanism responsibility vis-a-vis UN peace principles

Ethiopia and its Pan-Africanism responsibility vis-a-vis UN peace principles

Besides being a seat to various International Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) and diplomatic seats, Ethiopia is the political capital city of African. This ancient state has been wholeheartedly and constructively contributing to world peace and stability in line with the principles and missions of UN so that the world could enjoy peaceful coexistence. Evidently, it is number one in Africa and the fourth largest peace keeping force producer in the world. The following places are where Ethiopia effectively supplied its own part for world solidarity.
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