Kenya: Activists versus the state

18 Apr

Posed by The Ethiopia Observatory
By Alnoor Ladha*

Since Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta came to power in March 2013, his regime has made one thing clear: Democracy is an illusion. The president, son of the country’s first prime minister, is the major landowner in the country, and he doesn’t let you forget it. Citizens who demand land reform, or social justice of any kind for that matter, are met with intense police and state brutality. Activists, organisers and even ordinary citizens with a predilection for civic duty, are being rounded up and arrested around the country.
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ICC orders Kenya to submit Uhuru Kenyatta’s financial records

18 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

Kenya has two weeks to report to the ICC Trial Chamber the steps it has taken in submitting President Kenyatta‘s financial records.
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Too Basic To Ignore: Scarcity & Spiralling Prices Bring An Industry To Its Knees – A Wheat Story

17 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory
By Mikias Merhatsidk

Zefco Bakery, located in a building with the same name on Serra Leone Street around the Lancia area is a company with a production capacity of 50qls of bread each day. The bakery has around 30 employees and was working with less than 20pc of its capacity even before further recent shortages of wheat flour from its designated supplier. Following this it has not been able to satisfy demand from its customers and its survival is now in doubt.
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Remittance fees hurt Africans, says Comic Relief

17 Apr

Editor’s Note:

    At a time when donor aid is declining or its impact questioned – for instance on poverty alleviation – it is about time that the diaspora from Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean tried to ensure that the monies they send to their countries to help their families back home not nibbled away by exorbitant service charges. We now know that banks and Money Transfer Operators (MTOs) are super taxing the diaspora and their poor nations.
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ለአዲስ አበባና ኦሮሚያ የተዘጋጀው ማስተር ፕላን ሕገ መንግሥታዊ ጥያቄ አስነሳ – ታማኝ መፍትሄ አሁኑኑ አለመሰጠት፡ ለወደፊት ተጨማሪ ችግር ማቆየት ነው

17 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

ለአዲስ አበባና ለኦሮሚያ ልዩ ዞን በጋራ የተዘጋጀው የተቀናጀ ማስተር ፕላን ሕገ መንግሥታዊ ጥያቄ አስነሳ፡፡ ባለፈው ሳምንት መጨረሻ በአዳማ (ናዝሬት) በተካሄደው ስብሰባ የኦሮሚያ ክልል አመራሮች፣ ኦሮሚያ ከአዲስ አበባ ከተማ ማግኘት ያለባት ጥቅም በግልጽ ሊነደገግ ይገባል የሚል አቋም ይዘው ተከራክረዋል፡፡ ሕገ መንግሥታዊው ድንጋጌ በአዋጅ ተደግፎ ሳይወጣ ማስተር ፕላኑ ተግባራዊ ሊሆን አይገባም በማለት፣ የኦሕዴድና የኦሮሚያ ክልል አመራሮች አስተያየታቸውን አቅርበዋል፡፡
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About 1,000 South Sudanese flood into Ethiopia daily, says UN

17 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

Up to 1,000 refugees from war-torn South Sudan are fleeing to Ethiopia each day, many of them on the brink of death, the UN said Tuesday.
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ሕወሃት/ኢሕዴግ የ2007ምርጫ ማሸነፊያ ስትራቴጂዎችን አወጣ – በመንግሥት ሀብትና ንብረት መራጮችን መግዛትን ይጨምራል!

16 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

ሚያዚያ ፯ (ሰባት) ቀን ፳፻፮ ዓ/ም (ኢሳት ዜና):-ከኢህአዴግ የውስጥ ምንጮች ለኢሳት የተላከው የ2007 ዓም ምርጫ ማስፈጸሚያ እቅድ እንደሚያሳየው ለአርሶ አደሩ የማዳበሪያ እዳ እፎይታ በ2006/2007 የመኸር ምርት ዘመን የሚሰጥ ሲሆን፣ ለከተማ ነዋሪዎች ደግሞ በ20 ሺ ብር ቅድመ ክፍያ ለመኖሪያ ቤት ግንባታ የሚውሉ ቦታዎችን ይሰጣል።
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