The Making of TPLF’s Paramilitary Death Squad: Agazi Murder Inc. & A Mother’s Tears

By Alem Mamo ,January 16, 2016 "The Pentagon trained Ethiopian forces - including the notorious Agazi special forces unit." - Jeremy Scahill, founding editor of the Intercept, and National Security Correspondent testifying before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee on December 9, 2010. She looks much older than her actual age. One could guess she is sixty or even older. The...

Endowment Fund for the Rehabilitation of Tigrai (EFFORT) report

The first leaked document  on the Endowment Fund for the Rehabilitation of Tigrai (EFFORT), one of the major  component of Tigray hegemony! ይሄ የኤፈርት ሪፖርት አዜብ መስፍን ለተወሰኑ የህወሃት ስራ አስፈፃሚ አባላት የዛሬ ሶስት አመት የላከችው ነው። የቅርብ ባይሆንም ስለ ኤፈርት ኩባንያዎችና ገቢአቸው ጠቃሚ መረጃ አለው።  

Ethnic tensions in Gondar reflect the toxic nature of Ethiopian politics

From uneven development to authoritarian government, the morass of issues facing the city of Gondar offer a snapshot of Ethiopia’s wider problems In Gondar, a city in Ethiopia’s northern highlands, a lone tourist pauses to take a photo of a fortress built more than two centuries ago. Nearby, past a row of gift shops, lies the wreck of a coach...

The many mysteries common people do not know about gold processing in Shakiso region of Oromia, Ethiopia

1. Lega Dembi Gold Mining was sold to MIDROC by the Ethiopian Government for 172 million dollars in 1997, and it commenced production in August 1998 in less than a year. The production rate was estimated at 4500 kg of gold each year (no data for the silver). It is intriguing how tens of billions of dollars worth deposit...

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