‘Ethiopia, Rwanda give the lie to electoral democracy hype’, researcher makes bold, dangerous recommendation to SSA

3 Mar

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

    TEO EDITORIAL: ADVOCACY FOR TRADING HUMAN DIGNITY FOR UNDIGNIFIED SUSTAINABILITY – FREDERICK GOLOOBA-MUTEBI’S ATTEMPT TO USE THE ETHIOPIAN REALITY TO JUSTIFY CONTINUITY OF POWERFUL ETHNIC GROUP, A MAFIA, IN POWER

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Mr. Frederick Golooba-Mutebi penned Ethiopia, Rwanda give the lie to electoral democracy hype on the February 28, 2015 issue of Africa Review, which is partially reproduced hereunder and the link provided. In there, he gives the impression that his objective is to suggest institution of measures that would help redeem the long and many promises of freedom, human liberties and growth and development for Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). For that, he underlines the need to eliminate “clientelism, the exchange of votes for material or financial handouts” from the existing so-called competitive elections.
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World Bank denies blame for violent Ethiopian evictions

4 Mar

Editor’s Note:

    How wrong Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh was, when in September 2013 he said during a walking meditation in Washington D.C., World Bank President Jim Yong Kim would give the Bank a “sharper focus”. His expectation has not been realized in the Bank’s relations with the people of Gambella and indeed the rest of Ethiopia, people under the shackles of TPLF regime’s repression.
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Authoritarian Resilience in Rwanda and Ethiopia

4 Mar

The twins of repressive politics and national resources plunderers, which the DFID’s Africa Power and Politics Programmes (APPP) in their case describes rent-seeking of the businesses their respective ‘dominant parties’ own as mechanism by which “self-interested politicians can pursue welfare-improving decisions.” In 2006, even the World Bank timidly warned about the danger of this to the future of economic growth in Ethiopia, the development of the private sector and welfare of the whole society. Credit: Fragile States


 
Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

by Hilary Matfess, Fragile States

The development community’s analysis of fragile states overlooks the variety of governance patterns exhibited by these countries. Most notably, it frequently does not take into account the differences between authoritarian states—some may be highly exclusive economically, others may be focused on shared growth; some may depend on weak institutions, others on relatively strong governing bodies; and some may have little legitimacy, while others have significant levels of it. This oversight prevents the formation of effective policy in the short-term and is counter-productive to efforts to advance democracy in the long run. As an example of the shortcomings of the current approach, I want to examine how governance in Ethiopia and Rwanda challenges the current understanding of fragility and illustrate a new sort of authoritarian rule.
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119ኛው የአድዋ ድል በዓል በኢትዮጵያ ዛሬ ተከበረ: የማይሻረውን ድል፣ ፋና – የሕወሃት ዜና አገልግሎት – እየቀፈፈው እንደዘገበው!

2 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)


 
አዲስ አበባ፣ የካቲት 23፣ 2007 (ኤፍ.ቢ.ሲ) 119ኛው የአድዋ ድል በዓል በመላው አገሪቱ ተከበረ። በዓሉን ምንክንያት በማድረግ ዛሬ ንጋት ላይ በአዲስ አበባ መድፍ ተተኩሷል።
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TPLF persecution imposes chilling oppression on Oromos in Ethiopia

1 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Debasish Mitra, The Oman Times

    “Misrule, human rights violations, hubris, arrogance and corruption plagues Ethiopia.”

In Ethiopia they live like animals, relentlessly persecuted, hunted down like games, killed at will and incarcerated en masse. No mercy is shown even to women and children. They are the Oromos — the largest ethnic group, the most marginalised in Ethiopia and arguably one among the most oppressed people in our planet. Despite their numerical majority, the Oromos, much like the Palestinians, are facing xenophobic oppression.
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Paul Kagame’s physician murdered, says letter from a reader to this blog shedding some light

28 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

After we published Paul Kagame’s doctor shot dead Wednesday in Kigali, not unusual for Rwandan leader’s politics, a Letter to The Editor we received at TEO (full name and email withheld) states:

    “Let’s be serious. Kagame’s personal physician was coldly murdered. He had been in jail for 3 weeks before his death. Gasakure was not an alcoholic. He was a well know professional, highly respected. The is a smear campaign.”

 

UK ends its contributions to PBS Ethiopia amid allegation of TPLF rights abuses & commune building

27 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Sam Jones and Mark Anderson, The Guardian

The UK has ended its financial support for a controversial development project alleged to have helped the Ethiopian government fund a brutal resettlement programme. Hundreds of people have been forced from their land as a result of the scheme, while there have also been reports of torture, rape and beatings.
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በአማራ ክልል 31 እስር ቤቶች አደገኛ ተባሉ ይላል ኢሣት – ሃገራችን በዘር እንድትከፋፈል መገደዷ ሳያንሳት አሁን ደግሞ በእሥር ቤቶች ደረጃና ጭካኔም ልትከፋፈል ነውን?

27 Feb

የአዘጋጁ አስተያየት

    ኢሣት ይህንን ዜና ሐሙስ ማምሻውን (የካቲት 26/2015) በቴሌቪዥን ከአምስተርዳም አቅርቦት አዳምጬ/ተመልክቼው ነበር። በወቅቱ እዚህ ዜና ውስጥ እስከመጨረሻው በጉጉት እጠባበቅ የነበረው ኢሣት በሌሎች አካባቢዎችም በዚህ ጉዳይ ዙሪያ መረጃ አፈላልገን ለማቅረብ እንሞክራለን ይላል ብቻ ሳይሆን ማለትም አለበት ብዬ ጠብቄ ነበር። አልሆነም!
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