TPLF political action bodies sneak into Ethiopia’s seeds market, risking goal of food security

29 Sep

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The empty and or misleading propaganda of ruling party political cadres’ aside, Ethiopia has only come a short distance from their party congress of early 2013 in Bahir Dar to this moment to boast about the transformed Ethiopian agriculture.
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Shame On Me For Being Proud of President Obama!

29 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Alemayehu Gebremariam*, Open Salon

First, I am never proud of politicians. Second, I am never ashamed of politicians. I am often dismayed and even angry over things they did (said) or did not do (say). Mostly, I am critical of politicians on some issue of accountability or lack of transparency. I often rage against their corruption, hypocrisy, duplicity, cynicism, amorality and immorality. Perhaps I should not let them get my goat that way. After all, politicians and members of the world’s oldest profession share one thing in common. They are shameless. I can’t help shaming shameless politicians. The question for me is not whether to shame or not to shame a politician but whether I should be ashamed of myself for being proud of a shameless politician.
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HRC President Appoints Members of Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea

28 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The President of the Human Rights Council (HRC), Ambassador Baudelaire Ndong Ella (Gabon), announced today the appointment of Mike Smith of Australia and Victor Dankwa of Ghana who will join Sheila B. Keetharuth, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea, to serve as the members of the commission of inquiry to investigate all alleged human rights violations in Eritrea, mandated by the Council at its June 2014 session. Mr. Smith will serve as Chair of the three-person commission.
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Officials, public equally complain about rising & ubiquitous begging in Addis Abeba streets, as ENA reports: Who feeds on harvests of this fabled high growth economy?

27 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

    “የአዲስ አበባ ከተማ ሠራተኛና ማህበራዊ ጉዳይ ቢሮ የማህበራዊ ደህንነት ልማት ዋና የሥራ ሂደት መሪ አቶ መስፍን ሐሰን በበኩላቸው ችግሩን ለመፍታት በተያዘው በጀት ዓመት 1 ሚሊዮን ብር በጀት በመያዝ በጥናት የተደገፈ ሥራ በመስራት ላይ እንደሚገኙ አስታውቀዋል። በመዲናዋ ልመና ከጊዜ ወደ ጊዜ እየጨመረ በመሆኑ ችግሩን በመለየት ልመናንም ከምንጩ ለማድረቅ እንዲቻል ከባለድርሻ አካላት ጋር በመቀናጀት የተጠናከረ ሥራ እንደሚሰራም ገልጸዋል።”

አዲስ አበባ መስከረም 17/2007 (ኢዜአ)፡ በአዲስ አበባ በትራፊክ መብራትና በመስቀለኛ መንገድ ላይ የሚደረግ የመኪናዎች ላይ ልመና በሥራቸው ላይ ተጽዕኖ እንደፈጠረባቸው አንዳንድ አሽከርካሪዎች ገለጹ።
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በኦባንግ ሜቶ ለሕወሃት የተላከ ግልጽ ደብዳቤ: “ጊዜ መልኩን ሳይቀይር አሁን ባላችሁ ዕድል ተጠቀሙ!”

27 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

“አባይ ወልዱ፣ የህወሃት ሉቀመንበር
መቀላ፤ ትግራይ
አቶ አባይና መላው የህወሃት ማዕከሊዊ ኮሚቴ አባሊት፤

ይህንን ደብዲቤ የምጽፍላችሁ ከተለያዩ ኢትዮጵያውያን በተውጣጣው የማኅበራዊ ፍትሕ እንቅስቃሴ ከሚመራው በአዱሲቷ ኢትዮጵያ የጋራ ንቅናቄ (አኢጋን) ስም ቢሆንም በተለይ ግን ሁላችንም የኢትዮጵያ ሌጆች እንደመሆናችን እኔም እንደ አንዴ ኢትዮጵያዊ ቤተሰብ አባል የላኩላችሁ ደብዲቤ መሆኑን እንዴታውቁልኝ እወዳለሁ። በአንድ ቤተሰብ ውስጥ አለመግባባት ሲከሰት ሁኔታውን ማብረዴና ወደ መልካም ማምጣት የቤተሰቡ አባላትና ስቤተሰቡ በጥልቀት የሚያስቡ ሽማግላዎች ዋንኛ ተግባር ነው። ታዱያ እኛም አንደ አገርና አንድ ተስፋ በፊታችን ያለ እንደመሆኑ በመካከላችን ያለውን ችግርና ግጭት በእውነትና በታማኝነት ልንነጋገር ይገባል ብዬ ከማመን ነው ይህንን የምጽፍላችሁ።
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እጅግ አወዛጋቢ የሆነውን ሥልጠና ም/ጠ ሚኒስትሯ “ለመንግስት ሠራተኞች የአስተሳሰብና የቁርጠኝነት ችግሮችን ማስወገድ ያስችላል” ይላሉ!

26 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

አዲስ አበባ መስከረም 16/2007 (ኢዜአ): ለመንግስት ሰራተኛው እየተሰጠ ያለው ስልጠና በሰራተኛው ውሰጥ የሚስተዋሉ የአመለካከትና የቁርጠኝነት ችግሮችን በዘላቂነት መፍታት እንደሚያስችል የሲቪል ሰርቪስ ሚኒስትር ገለጹ።
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Ethiopian-born Israeli member of parliament firmly stands against racism & discrimination

26 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Mazal Mualem, Al Monitor

Whenever Knesset member Penina Tamanu-Shata of the Yesh Atid Party is asked to chair a debate in the Knesset, an image of herself as a barefoot 3-year-old comes to her mind, moments before she was extracted out of the desert in Sudan and put on a Hercules jet, on her way to Israel. Even now, about 30 years later, as she fills the symbolic role of deputy speaker of the Knesset, the memory of that event underscores the long road she has traveled and the many battles she has waged on her way to success. At just 33, she is one of the youngest members of the Knesset, but she had already built a career for herself as a lawyer and a journalist.
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