የኃይለማርያም ‘የወራቤ ንግግር’ ለያዙት ሥልጣን ደቂቅነታቸውን አጋለጠ፤ የሔርሜላ ምስክርነት

17 Dec

በከፍያለው ገብረመድኅን – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

ምነው ይህን ያህል ተናዳፊነት፡ ያውም መልስው መናደፍ የማይችሉትን? ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ኃይለማርያም ደሣለኝ፣ ከመለስ ዜናዊ ሞት በኋላ በስንት ውጣ ውረድ ያገኙትን ሥልጣን ጥርሳቸውን ነክሰው ከያዙ ሁለት ዓመት ከሁለት ወርና 26 ቀን አስቆጥረዋል። በእነዚህ ወራት ውስጥም፡ ኃይለማርያም ሥልጣን የረገጡ ቀን ስለራሳቸው ለኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ የሰጡት ምስክርነትና ግምት ከዛሬው ኃይለማርያም በአያሌው የተለያዩ ናቸው። ገና መጀመሪያ ላይ ከመለስ ጀርባ ከጦር አዝማችነታቸው ወጥተው (በካድሬነታቸው) በሙቱ ማግሥት የሥልጣንን በር ሲይንኳኩ፣ ኃይለማርያም ሕዝቡን የቀረቡት በተለማማጭነትና በየዘርፉ በሕልውና ተዳዳሪነታቸው ስያሜ በመጥራት፣ ማለትም –”እናንተ ሥራ አጦች፡ ጎዳና ተዳዳሪዎች፣ ሴተኛ አዳሪዎች…” በማለት ተለሳልሰው ነበር።
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Ethiopian Airlines dismisses long-term employee on political grounds: TPLF ethnic politics

18 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Ethiopia’s national carrier last week dismissed Ato Weretaw Wasie from his supervisory post, accusing him of being a member of Blue Party. The company’s allegation, according to ESAT, was that the supervisor did not have sufficient qualifications, ironically after 14 years of service, which makes it political.

Weretaw believes he was dismissed because of belonging to a political party the TPLF regime has targeted as its foremost enemy, although the party is engaged in legal struggle against denial of freedoms and corruption of the repressive regime.

The fact that this company is increasingly engaging in the divisive and ethnic politics of the regime could at some point prove to be its slippery path to the once famous airlines being mired in increased corruption and inefficiency, against the backdrop of the massive debt the company has accumulated in the past two years.
 

220 journalists in prison across the world: Ethiopia in top 10 jailors’ list

18 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Roy Greenslade

More journalists are in jail across the world at present than a year ago. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), 220 journalists are in prison, an increase of nine from 2013.
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Kenyan parliamentarians brawl over anti-terror law: They must have picked right lessons from TPLF’s repression in Ethiopia

18 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Kenyan lawmakers traded blows and the deputy speaker had water thrown on her during a chaotic parliamentary session which approved changes to a tough new security bill.
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World Bank skirts references to human rights – UN expert

18 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

    “The Bank’s position is effectively a sleight of hand…They insist that their operations will be ‘supportive of human rights’ but then add that this must be ‘in a manner consistent with the Bank’s Articles of Agreement,’ and they have interpreted the latter as preventing human rights being taken into account because they are inherently political.”

17 December 2014 (UN New Service): The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, today urged the World Bank to recognize the central importance of human rights to its draft environmental and social policies, also known as safeguard policies, which apply to its investment project financing.
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Ethio Telecom signs agreement with Ericsson to transform its Chinese firm abandoned network

17 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Ericsson’s Press Release states that a framework agreement on 2G/3G mobile communication equipment and related services – such as design, planning, deployment, tuning, and optimization – was signed Tuesday with Ethio Telecom.
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The dire state of medical schools in Ethiopia & fear for the future, a consultant physician’s perspective

16 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by M:H: Idriss (MD)*

    “According to higher officials of the ministry of health, Ethiopia is slated to inch towards its “magical” milestone by 2020. On the domestic front, the increasing statistics is a centerpiece of the state propaganda machinery that Ethiopia is rising, glorifying the achievements of the incumbent and its policies. But behind the facade, the reality is a 180 degrees opposite.”

On a bright Monday morning I was breezing through my routine lecture for a group of medical students spending a few weeks of clinical training in the hospital I work at.

As I began the last part of my lecture detailing the treatment of a common disease, I popped a question asking how many of the students had observed or perhaps done a very common procedure commonly used to treat the disease. I scanned through the group looking for an answer but to my surprise, not a single student among the 40 (about one eighth of the typical total medical school class size) or so students had ever done or seen the medical procedure being performed. The students were on their last week of training in my department so decided to demonstrate the procedure.
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Kenya terror clampdown targets NGOs – BBC

16 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

    The decision to target more than 500 organisations is bound to cause an uproar in Kenya, where many fear that the government is using the threat posed by al-Shabab to curb democratic freedoms, reports the BBC’s Wanyama Chebusiri from the capital, Nairobi.

Kenya has deregistered 510 non-governmental organisations (NGOs), including 15 accused of links with terrorism, an official has said.
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