Prime Minister Abi has shown his disapproval of flagship projects that has been running in Ethiopia including this great dam. He has allegedly said that the project at a current pace may not even be finished in ten years’ time from now. On his few days in office he went to Egypt where he got a warm welcome by President Al Sisi. His visits was hailed as opening a new chapter in the relationship of Ethiopia and Egypt. On his visit the primer has repeatedly assured the Egyptians that there will not be any threat to Egypt that emanates from Ethiopia in relation with the construction of the dam. Later on, some high profile government officials were heard voicing their dissatisfaction about the progress of the construction of the dam. On recent interview with BBC Amharic program, the late Engineer Smegnew Bekele said that he was unaware of the negative remarks and said that the project was progressing well. Quite recently
Capitalism has suffered a series of mighty blows to its reputation over the past decade. The sense of a system rigged to benefit the owners of capital at the expense of workers is profound. In 2016 a survey found that more than half of young Americans no longer support capitalism.
As water percolates into the ground,
some perishing as the flames in my belly.
An eagerness so uncanny,
I can almost taste
the mirage of a future set in stone.
For archaeologists like Samuel Walker and his colleague Ayele Tarekegn, it’s evidence that this was once the site of a medieval city. The bits of clay are shards of pottery, the flakes of obsidian were tools used by artisans to work leather, and the stones probably were once the walls of churches and palaces.
“It’s unbelievable that it’s here,” Walker said. “When I saw this, I thought this is just the tip of the iceberg — everywhere we dig, we find stuff.”
Archaeological digs are rare in Ethiopia, despite its wealth of potential sites. “It’s a poor country, and archaeology is a very expensive subject,” said Ayele, who is trying to develop the field in the country. “It’s all to do with money and developing the expertise, the personnel and the manpower.”
በይነይ እንትኸውን ሓውኩም ኣይብለይን ጣጣ
አበኢድ ቁፅፅረይ ኣእትየ ዓለም ይጭብጣ
ሓደ ግዜ ይኸውን ቀዳማይ ሚንስተር
ብዲሞክራሲ ይመርሕ ሃገር
ማዕረ ይገብራ ምስተን ምዕቡላት
ብብቕዓተይ ክረክብ ኖቬል ሽልማት።
Tears fall in my heart
Rain falls on the town;
what is this numb hurt
that enters my heart?
The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;—
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
Go and catch a falling star,
Get with child a mandrake root,
Tell me where all past years are,
Or who cleft the devil’s foot,
Teach me to hear mermaids singing,
Ethiopia is building Africa’s largest dam — the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
Situated on the Blue Nile, the dam could threaten Egypt’s water supply
Already facing water shortages, Egypt is desperate to maintain its dominance of the River Nile
The relationship between the world’s two most powerful countries has come adrift. That spells danger