Ethiopian election marred by harassment claim

24 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

    Ruling party expected to hold on to power in first election since strongman Meles Zenawi died in 2012 but opposition groups complain of persecution

 

Ethiopians are voting in national and regional elections – the country’s first since the 2012 death of its longtime leader – with the ruling party expected to maintain its grip on power.
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የሽፍታ/ወንበዴ መንግሥት በኢትዮጵያ

6 May

በከፍያለው ገብረመድኅን – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

በሃገራችን ታሪክ አንድ ግለሰብ በኢትዮጵያ ንጉሠ ነገሥት መንግሥት ላይ ወይንም በትውልድ አካባቢው ንጉሣዊ አስተዳደር ላይ አምጾ መነሳትና በረሃ መግባት አዲስ ነገር አልነበረም፡፡ ፊታውራሪ እገሌ፡ ወይንም ደጃዝማች እገሌ ወይንም ማዕረገ አልባው አቶ እገሌ ሸፈተ ሲባል መስማት ወይንም ማንበብ ኢትዮጵያ ታሪክ ውስጥ እስከ 1960ዎቹ መጀመሪያ ድረስ ይሰማ ነበር – ዕድሜ ለቢቢሲና ሌሎችም አውሮፓ ውስጥ የሚታተሙ ሣምንታዊ መጽሔቶች፥ ጎጃም፣ ባሌ፣ ሸዋ፥ ትግራይ፣ ኤርትራ፥ ወዘተ እንዲህ ሆነ የሚለውን ዜና ላስታወስ!
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Ethiopian Election 2015:                    “No desire from outside world to destabilize this regime. It’s not giving us any trouble; it’s a good destination for investment.”

24 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Heidi Vogt, Wall Street Journal

NAIROBI, Kenya—Ethiopians went to the polls Sunday for the country’s first national election since the death of longtime ruler Meles Zenawi, a vote the ruling party was expected to win overwhelmingly following what rights groups call years of suppression of political opposition.
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Ethiopia Election Met With Silence From Ordinary Voters

23 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Anita Powell, VOA

Ethiopia will hold a major election Sunday, but critics of the longtime ruling party say systematic repression has made this vote a nonevent. Outside of the country, Ethiopians who say they are political refugees have even harsher words for the government.
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Rights groups decry Ethiopia press clampdown ahead of elections

23 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

    Rights groups said elections on Sunday in Ethiopia, Africa’s second most populous country, would not be free or fair due to a clampdown on freedom of speech.

 
Ethiopia on Sunday holds its first general election since the death of long-time strongman Meles Zenawi whose successor, Hailemariam Desalegn, is almost certain to stay in office.
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ዶ/ር ብርሃኑ ነጋ ስለውሸት ምርጫ:                     “[ሕወሃት] እየገረፈ፡ እያሠረና እየገደለ በካርዳችሁ መርጣችሁ የምርጫ ድግሴን ካላሞቃችሁ እያለ ነው – የምርጫ ካርዳችሁን ቀዳችሁ ጣሉት!”

22 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)


“የተከበራችሁ እናቶቼና አባቶቼ፤ እህቶቼና ወንድሞቼ እንዲሁም ልጆቼ የምትሆኑ ወጣቶች!!

አገራችን የምትገኝበትን አስጨናቂ ሁኔታ ሁላችንም እንረዳለን። የህወሓት/ኢሕአዴግ ፋሽስቶች ቡድን እየገረፈ፣ እያሰረና እየገደለ በካርዳችሁ መርጣችሁ የምርጫ ድግሴን ካላሞቃችሁልኝ እያለ ነው። እንኳንስ ዛሬ ታዛቢ በሌለበት፤ ታዛቢ እያለም እንኳን ወያኔ የሕዝብን ድምጽ በትክክል ቆጥሮ አያውቅም። ወያኔ ለህዝብ ድምጽ ምንም ደንታ የሌለው የኋላቀር ወሮበሎች ቡድን ነው።
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Andargachew Tsige: United Nations investigates case of Briton in death row and under toruture in Ethiopia

22 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Owen Bowcott, The Guardian

Yemi Hailemariam outside the Foreign Commonwealth Office to demand the release of her partner, Andargachew Tsege, who is being held in in Ethiopia. (Photo credit: Alamy)
Special rapporteur on torture asks UK and Ethiopian governments about detention of Andargachew Tsige amid claims of ill-treatment
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ESAT-organized Horn of Africa Conference: Video Part I

21 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)


 

Ethiopian Election 2015: TPLF security quietly & systematically eliminating young opposition activists: The case of BDU’s engineering student Yacob Boodey

21 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

One could consider the elimination squad at the TPLF security system like the ugly aliens that come to Earth, kidnap humans and vanish without traces.
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