Relevance of Ethiopia’s sterling victory at Battle of Adwa to present realities

2 Mar
Ethiopian fighters at the Battle of Adwa

Ethiopian fighters at the Battle of Adwa

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin

Ethiopia today has officially observed the 117th anniversary of the Victory of Adwa. Speaker Abadula Gemdeda has called on Ethiopian youth to repeat the history of the Victory of Adwa now against poverty. He urged them to actively take part in the ongoing development efforts in Ethiopia, according to ERTA.
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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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Election month away, Omar al-Bashir says he’s hounded by ICC & the West; he must feel his end or is it sympathy hunting?

27 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by AFP

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir, who is gearing up for an April election expected to return him to office, said in an interview on Thursday the International Criminal Court and Western powers were “hounding” him.
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Sudan’s Bashir criticizes Egypt’s decision to launch air strikes against Libya

27 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

February 26, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir has criticised Egypt for launching air strikes this month inside Libya in retaliation for the mass beheading of Egyptian Christians by militants claiming allegiance to the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIS).
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Paul Kagame’s doctor shot dead Wednesday in Kigali, not unusual for Rwandan leader’s politics

27 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by East African correspondent, AfricaReview

Rwanda national police are investigating circumstances under which President Paul Kagame’s former personal doctor was shot dead by a policeman on duty Wednesday evening.
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African cloak & dagger game: Sudan concerned by Uganda’s plan to deploy troops on common borders; Uganda vows to expel Sudan’s opponents

27 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

February 26, 2015 Khartoum (Sudan Tribune): The Sudanese official news agency (SUNA) quoted what it described as an “authorised source” as saying that 16,000 soldiers from the Ugandan People’s Defence Force (UPDF) will be deployed on the borders between Sudan and South Sudan.
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