Ethnic tension could see Ethiopia descending into civil war

9 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by James Jeffrey

No longer are bands of young men marauding on the outskirts of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, trying to set fire to foreign-owned factories. Nearly two months into Ethiopia’s six-month state of emergency, it appears to be having the desired effect: protests rocking its two most populous regions have subsided.
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TPLF intensifies arrest of Oromos in the wake of opposition party leader’s detention

9 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

ESAT News (December 8, 2016) Security forces have reportedly been arresting people suspected of being supporters of the now jailed leader of the Oromo Federalist Congress, Dr. Merara Gudina.
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Sixty hectares of sugar plantation up in flames in troubled Ethiopia

9 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

ESAT News (December 7, 2016) Sixty hectares of sugar plantation belonging to the business empire of the ruling party went up in flames in Jawi, Gojam.

The cause of the fire that gutted the plantation owned by the Metals and Engineering Corporation (METEC) is under investigation, according to reliable sources.

There have been speculations by locals that the fire might have been started by people who were displaced by the project to vent their anger against the government.
The sugar factory and the plantation have displaced hundreds of locals against their will.

This is the second time that sugar plantation at the project was set on fire. The first was deliberately done to get rid of the plantation as the factory was not ready for production of sugar.
 

Forty-six soldiers desert & join those fighting the TPLF regime

9 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

ESAT News (December 8, 2016) Patriotic Ginbot 7, a group fighting the Ethiopian government, said 46 soldiers have deserted the regime army and joined the resistance movement.
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TPLF reaches final stages in control of what Ethiopians eat – Teff, chickpeas & sorghum ready to go into ‘family control’ through ECX

8 Dec
Ethiopian Grain silos (TEO pictures)

Now the nation’s food silos are ‘owned & controlled’ by the Sebhat Nega family (TPLF control), his son Tekeseste Sebhat Nega as the driver (TEO foto)

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Addis Abeba CapitalEthiopia: Teff, sorghum and chickpeas may be the next crops traded on the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange depending on the results of a two year study. The study includes the Ministries of Trade, Industry and Agriculture along with exporters.
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የሕወሃት ዘረኝነት፣ፀረ-ሕዝብነትና ሰቆቃ ፋጻሚነት (Torture) ሲጋለጥ!

6 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

 
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Discontent grows louder in Ethiopia as the ethic minority TPLF regime fights for survival

5 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by John Aglionby, Financial Times
 

Arrest of opposition leader Merera Gudina follows months of anti-government protests

Angered by the arrest of Merera Gudina, his party leader, hours earlier for allegedly “making contact with terrorist groups”, a senior figure in Ethiopia’s opposition said he was willing to commit a crime under the country’s strict state of emergency laws by criticising the ruling party.
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