Hailemariam Desalegn’s season in hell may be over soon. So should Ethiopia’s from the TPLF jaws!

18 Feb

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

Lowest favorability

It is common knowledge Hailemariam Desalegn has been least appreciated in office as a national leader, especially his tenure as Ethiopia’s prime minister since September 16, 2012.

In a country where historically citizens have respected and followed wise and powerful leaders, to his misfortunate he could hardly demonstrate such qualities. In the circumstances, who he is and what he has have only attracted the TPLF leaders, who have hoped to realise their long-standing objectives for Ethiopia.
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Ethiopia’s Counterproductive State of Emergency

18 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Kelsey Lilley, The Atlantic Council
 
Following Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn’s sudden resignation on Thursday, Ethiopian authorities announced a six-month country-wide state of emergency (SOE), effective yesterday. This order, the country’s second in two years, imposes draconian restrictions on freedom of speech and assembly, while granting extended powers to the country’s already powerful security services.
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የኦሚኔ ወቅታዊና ጠቃሚ ውይይት:            የኦሮሞ ቄሮች ግፊት የሠጡት የለውጥ ጅምር—የተወሰኑ የፖለቲካ እሥረኞች መፈታት፤ የጠ/ሚ/ሩ ሥራ መልቀቅ—ለሚቀጥለው የለውጥ ምዕራፍ መንደርደሪያ!

16 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

የውይይቱ ትኩረት፡

    (ሀ) የቄሮ የወቅቱ ሚናና የወደፊቱ አቅጣጫ

    (ለ) የጠ/ሚ/ ኃይለማሪያም ከሥራ ስንብት መጠየቅ

 


 

ተወያዮች

አወያይ፡- ደረጀ ሐዋዝ
 

    ፕሮፌ ሕዝቅኤል ገቢሣ
    ዶር ፀጋዬ አራርሳ
    ጁሃር ሞሃመድ

 

ተዛማጅ
 

================== የኢሳት እፍታ ===================
 

 

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Mass protests force Ethiopia to free opposition leader

14 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Reuters
 

Mass protests force Ethiopia to free opposition leader Bekele Gerba and seven other political figures suddenly cleared of charges and let out of jail after being arrested in 2015

Ethiopia has released a senior opposition leader from prison and dropped all charges against him after demonstrators blocked roads and staged protest rallies in several towns.

Bekele Gerba, secretary general of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), was arrested in December 2015 after mass protests broke out in the Oromiya region over accusations that farmers were being forced to sell land with scant compensation.
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ሕወሃት ሠራዊቱ ከሕዝቡ ጎን ቆሞ ሕገ መንግሥቱን እንዲያስከብር ጥሪ አደረገ! በሕዝብ ጥላቻ የተወጠረው የአንድ ብሄረሰቡ ግንባር ምን ተንኮል ጠንስሶ ይሆን?

13 Feb

በከፍያለው ገብረመድኅን The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

    ሰኞ ምሽት እጅግ ካስገረሙኝና ገና ተጽዕኖውና ሰለሚያስከትለው ለውጥ ብዙ የምንሰማለት የዕለቱ ግዙፍ ዜና፡ ለዓለም አቀፍ ኩባንያዎች በዓመት እሰከ ዘጠኝ ቢሊዮን ዶላር ለማስታወቂያዎች የሚያጠፋው የእንግሊዙ ዩኒልቨር (Uniliver)፥ በፌስ ቡክ፥ ዩቱብ ወዘተ የሚታዩት ሃሰተኛ ዜናዎች፡ ሕጻናትን ለአደጋ መዳረግ፣ ስም ማጥፋቶችና ሰዎችን ጎጂ የሆኑት ወዘተ — ኩባንያዎች ጭምር ተባባሪ የሆኑባቸውን ነገሮች በመቃወም — ክፍያውን እንደሚያቋርጥ ማሳወቁ ነበር።

    ከዚህ መጠነ ሠፊ ገንዘቡ ብዛት ባሻገር — በኔ አመለካከት — ይህ ውሳኔ ገና ብዙ የሚያራኩት፣ ብዙ ወገኖችን የሚያደማ ይሆናል። በአሠራርና ባህሪ ለውጥም ሊያስከትል የሚችል እርምጃ ይመስለኛል።

    ምናልባትም ሌላው አስገራሚው የዕለቱ ትልቅ ዜና — በኔ ግምት (አዛምጄ ስላየሁት ይሆናል) — ደቡብ አፍሪካ ውስጥ፡ እንደ ዐይን የሚጠበቁትን አንበሣ፡ ዝሆን፡ ዝንጀሮ፡ ወፎች፡ ወዘተ ትላልቅ እንስሣትን ከሚንከባከበው ክሩገር ፓርክ ጭምር እያስገደሉቁና አካላቸውን ከሚነግዱባቸው መካከል፡ አንዱን አቀባባይ ወንጀለኛ ባለፈው ሣምንት ፍጻሜ በአንበሦች መበላቱንና የግለሰቡ የግድያ ዘመናዊ የጦር መሣሪያዎችም ከተረፉት የሰውነቱ ቁርጥራጦች ጎን መገኝታቸውን ቢቢሲ ዘግቧል።
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ኢትዮጵያውያንን በሃማሬሣ መጠለያ ጄነራል አብርሃም ወልደማርያም አስጨፈጨፈ!

12 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
Gelila Andadrgachew Tsige et.al  

በአዲስ አበባ ግራዚያኒ ኢትዮጵያውያንን እንደሳረደው ጄኔራል አብርሃ ወልደማርያም ! ጄኔራል አብርሃ ወልደማርያም ኢትዮጵያውያንን በሃማሬሣ አስጨፈጨፈ!


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Former army chief calls for establishment of independent commission

10 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by The Reporter
 


“[S]ave the country from any unforeseen fate that awaits it.”


Former Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian Armed Forces, Tsadkan Gebretensae (Let. Gen.), called for the establishment of an independent commission, to prepare a level political playing field for the upcoming elections, if Ethiopia is to shrug off its current challenges and become a stable country.

In an exclusive interview with The Reporter, Tsadkan indicated that, the current situation in the country is beyond the control and management capabilities of the current system and only an independent commission, which is free from the dominance of the ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) can save the country from any unforeseen fate that awaits it.
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Manufacturers strongly believe nation’s forex crunch, youth demands for jobs & rights conscious local communities’ actions impede productivity

10 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by The Reporter
 
Investors engaged in the manufacturing sector presented their complaints over the critical challenges hampering their productivity to the federal government.

At a consultative meeting held on Thursday with investors engaged in the chemical and construction input manufacturing industry, owners and managers expressed their discontent over the dearth of foreign currency, erratic power supply and disputes with local communities. The consultative meeting was organized by the Chemical and Construction Inputs Industry Development Institute in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry.

The investors lamented that the critical foreign currency shortage is hampering their productivity significantly and putting the livelihood of thousands of employees at stake. Marble producers disclosed that they intensively use heavy duty machineries and they were unable to secure foreign currency to import spare parts for their machineries.
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