What has torture-in-chief minister Debretsion Gebremichael to do with Ogaden? Is he truly Ethiopia’s security-in-chief? Is it because of that Ethiopia tails all nations in its digital development?

30 Jun

Editor’s Note:

    The article hereunder was published on this page on June 30,2016, at the onset and deepening of the Ethiopian protests — at the time known as the Amhara and Oromo protests.

    It was at the height of that crisis the supposedly-minister of information communication, now the newly-minted boss of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), Debretsion Gebremichael flew to the Ogaden on June 27, 2016.

    At the time, I quietly wondered what he was doing there, never trying to hire any pieces of information in my head to my aid. At the risk of exposing my laziness, let me say, I should have known better since I had long been aware of his role within the TPLF since he presented his services to the Front in security and espionage area.
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Continuing TPLF massacres in Ethiopia’s universities & non-combatants at Chelenko! Sadly, UNSG & his human rights office remain troublingly silent!

15 Dec

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory 

Ethiopia’s dangerously-evolving situation

The reality obtaining in Ethiopia right at this moment is that no individual, whether a parent, neighbour, a brother, or cousin, or unrelated citizen would be indifferent or unaffected by stories of security forces entering universities, dormitories too, at any time — as is repeatedly happening these days in the two largest regions of the country in terms of size and populations — eventually beating and killing students.

This is not a fiction. It has been happening in Ethiopian universities, mostly in Amhara and Oromia Regions.
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US Africa Commander Waldhauser orders new probe into Somalia raid

14 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Lolita C. Baldor, Stars & Stripes
 
WASHINGTON — The head of U.S. Africa Command has asked for an additional investigation into whether civilians were killed during a deadly August raid in Somalia involving American and Somali forces.

Army Col. Mark Cheadle, a spokesman for Africa Command, said Wednesday that Marine Gen. Thomas Waldhauser has asked the Naval Criminal Investigative Service to look into the details of the raid in Bariire village by Somali troops supported by U.S. special operations forces. The decision comes just two weeks after Africa Command released a statement discounting reports that several civilians, including children, were killed in the attack.
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TPLF regime takes its usual clampdown measures to silence social media in Ethiopia

14 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Alex Bin Welemba, KDRTV: Ethiopia Social Media Blackout
 
Ethiopia faces a social media blackout as clashes intensify between ethnic groups in various parts of the country.

Facebook and Twitter were down on Tuesday after reports emerged of killings on Monday by security forces in the Oromia region.

Oromia regional spokesperson Addisu Arega said the violence in Chelenqo town killed six people and was being investigated. On Facebook he called the victims “innocent civilians.”

The Addis Standard news site reported 15 killed, including women and children. The Associated Press was not able to independently verify the reports.

Oromia regional officials have long accused special police from the neighbouring Somali region of committing atrocities against ethnic Oromos. The regions also have had bitter border disputes.
 

U.S. statement following deaths at Chelenko and Ethiopian universities

14 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
US Embassy, Addis Abeba
 

We are troubled and saddened by reports of violence that has resulted in deaths and injuries in the town of Chelenko and at several universities over the past two days. We extend our condolences to the families and friends of the victims.

It is important that the Ethiopian government ensure the safety of all Ethiopian citizens, and hold accountable those responsible for violence.

We encourage the people of Ethiopia to uphold their admirable and longstanding tradition of respect for their country’s ethnic diversity and its tradition of peaceful co-existence, and to seek constructive means to raise concerns and resolve their differences.
 

የዛሬው የረቡዕ ታኅሳስ 13/2017 የኢሣት ዜና

13 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

 

ስኳር ኮርፖሬሽን ከውጪ የገዛውን 3, 777 ኩንታል ስኳር ሲቀብር ከረመ፤ በቀብሩ ላይ ያልተገኘው ፌደራል ኦዲተር ገለጻና ምክንያቱን እንደማይቀበል አስታወቀ!

13 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 
(ኢሳት ዜና ታህሳስ 4 ቀን 2010 ዓም) ከውጭ አገር የተገዛውን ሁለት መርከብ ስኳር ተበላሽቶ እንዲቀበር ማድረጉን ስኳር ኮርፖሬሽን ቢያስታውቅም ኦዲተር መስሪያ ቤት ግን ምክንያቱን እንደማይቀበለው አስታወቀ።

በመበላሸቱ በመተሃራ እንዲቀበር አድርጌዋለሁ ቢልም የፌደራል ኦዲተር ግን ተቀብርዋል ስለተባለው ስኳር ምንም ዓይነት ሕጋዊ መረጃ አለማግኘቱን አስታወቀ። የስኳር ኮርፖሬሽኑ ስኳሩ መበላሸቱንና ለምግብነት እንደማይውል ውጪ አገር ድረስ ልኮ ማስመርመሩንና ስኳሩ በሚቀበርበት ወቅት በስፍራው የነበሩ የዓይን እማኞች እንዳሉ ገልጿል።
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ዕድሜ ለሕወሃት!                                    የቢልሃርዚያ በሽታን መከላከልና መቆጣጠር የሚያስችል የሙከራ ፕሮጀክት ይፋ ሆነ! ኢትዮጵያ መጀመሪያዋ አግኝዋ እንዳልሆነች

13 Dec

ከአዘጋጁ፡

 
Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 
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ኢሣት ውይይት፡እስከ ታኅሳስ 12/2017 ባለው ጊዜ ሕወሃትን በመቃወም በተለያዩ የሃገሪቱ ዩኒቨርሲቲዎች በመካሄድ ላይ የነበሩ ተቃውሞችና የአገዛዙ ባህሪ

13 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

 

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