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ከዕርድ የተረፉ በኦሮሚያ የሚኖሩ ኢትዮጵያውያን ጉዳይ የብልጽግናና ኦሮሚያ ባለሥልጣኖችን ተጠያቂ ካላስደረገ፣ ቀጣዩ ዕልቂት ሁሉንም ተጠያቂ ወንጀለኛ ያደርጋል!

5 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

 

ሃገር አለን የሚሉ ዜጎች ማድመጥ፡ ማየት ያለባቸው!

ኢትዮጵያ! በጃዋር ሳቢያ ባለፈው ዓመት ጥቅምት የተፈጸመውን ግድያ አስታውሽ! ባለፈው ኢሬቻ በዓል  ‘ነፍጠኛን ሰባበርነው’ን አስታውሺ!

የዛን ወቅት የኦሮሚያ መሪ ድንፋታ አሁን በተግባር መተርጎሙን ኢትዮጵያ ተገንዘቢ!

ይህ ዛሬ ያልተፈታ ችግር፡ ኢትዮጵያ ሕዝባዊ ወገንተኝነት የሚሠማው መንግሥት እንደሌላት አመላካች ነው!

በወገኖቻችን ላይ ኦሮሚያ ውስጥ ጭፍጨፋ ከተፈጸመ ወዲህ፡ እንደተቋም የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ቤተክርስቲያን የተሻለ ወገንተኝነት አሳይታለች! እንኳን ለዜጎች መድረስ፥ የኢትዮጵያ መንግሥት ለታረዱት ወገኖቻችን ‘ነፍሳቸውን ይማረው’ እንኳ አላለም!

ለሃጫሉ ሁንዴሣ ቤተሰቦች ዕርዳታ ከሃገር ውስጥና ከሃገር ውጭ ለማሰባሰብ ከመንደፋደፍ ባሻገር፡ መንግሥት መንግሥታዊ ኃዘኑን እንኳ አልገለጸም!

GENOCIDE IN THE MAKING IN ETHIOPIA, 72 years after the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Prevention And Punishment of the Crime of Genocide!

Ethiopia accepted the Convention as part of its laws in with its signature on 1st July 1949!

Ethiopia has also been one of the first few signatories of the United Nations Charter in June 1944!

Why do deranged elements in Oromia derail human liberation in Ethiopia?

 

 

የDr(?) ብርሃነ መሥቀል አበበ ወጣ ገባ ሕይወት—የግሩም ጋዜጠኝነት ምርመራ! አጋላጭ! መታየት ያለበት!

4 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

 

“እኛ የኦሮሞ ታጋዮች በአሁኑ ሰዓት ከወያኔወች የተሻለ አጋር የለንም። አራት ነጥብ። እነርሱም ይህን ወዳጅነታችንን በብዙ መልክ እየገለጹ ነው። የበለጠ ደግሞ አንጸባራቂ የሚሆነው አክሱም ውስጥ መስጊዱ እንዲሰራ አሁኑኑ ቢፈቀድ የበለጠ ያቀራርበናል። አብዛኛው የኦሮሞ ህዝብ ሞስሊም መሆኑን አንዘንጋ።”

አቶ ብርሃነ መሥቀል አበበ ፌስቡክ

ብርሃነ መሥቀል አበበ ሰኚ Facebook photo

“የነጻነት ታጋዩ ጃዋር ሞሃመድ መጸዳጃ ቤት በቀን ሁለት ጊዜ ብቻ እንዲፈቀድለት መደረጉ ምን ታስቦ ይሆን? ይህ ለነፍጠኞችም ይደረጋልን? ይህን ጊዜ እስክንድር 10 ጊዜ እንዲሸና ተፈቅዶለት ይሆናል። እኔ ኦሮሞ በመሆኔ ከቆንሲላው ተባረርኩ። የምነዳውንም መኪና ወደ ነፍጠኛው ሥርዓት መመለሱ ምን ይባላል? ነፍጠኞች ለባሎቻቸው እና ለልጆቻቸውም አይሆኑም። ህዝቄል ገቢሳ ለባልነት አትመጥነኝም ብላ ነፍጠኛዋ አዋረደችው። የጸጋየ አራርሳ ነፍጠኛ እናት ጠላ እየሸጠች ጥጋቧ አይቻልም ነበር። ጸጋየ ታገላት ። እስከሞቷ ድረስ ነው የታገላት ። ነፍጠኛ ሚስቱም መከራ አበላችው። ጸጋየን ግ ን ይህ ሁሉ መከራ ጠንካራ ታጋይ አደረጉት ። ትግሉም ቀጥሏል። ድንቁ ደያስ አይሱዙ ለቀሮ በማቅረብ እንዲሁም ከ እነአብርሃ ኳርተር ጋር በዘረጋው የፎሌ መዋቅር ወጣቱን በማሰማራቱ ሊመሰገን ይገባዋል። ሻሸመኔ አርሲ ነገሌና ሌሎች አካባቢወች ነፍጠኛውን አይቀጡ ቅጣት ቀጥተነዋል። ከህወሃት ጋር በመሆን ትግሉን ማቀጣጠል አለብን። የፌደራል ሃይሉ ያሸንፋል። አሀዳውያን ይሸነፋሉ።”

ለፈገግታ ከብርሃ ነመሥቀል ፌስቡክ የተጠቀሰ:

ለመሆኑ ማነው ይኸ አክሮባቲኩ ብርሃነመሥቀል አበበ ሰኚ?  

 


 

 

 

 

Ethiopia, Finland Extend COWASH to Build COVID-19 Preparedness

4 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The expired third round of the Community-Led Accelerated Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Project (COWASH) has been extended for an additional six months to improve Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency preparedness in five regional states.

The governments of Finland and Ethiopia have contributed 182 million Br for resilience building in Amhara, Benishangul Gumuz, Oromia, Tigray and Southern Nations, Nationalities, & Peoples’ Region. The project is aimed at supporting the preparedness and response of the beneficiary regional states toward the pandemic. Ethiopia contributed 81.4 million Br, while the remaining will be covered by Finnish government.

The four-year project expired in June, and the fourth version was supposed to follow but was delayed due to the pandemic. The project will coincide with improving the WASH service in selected weredasthrough a community-managed project approach, where the community has power for planning, implementation, operation and maintenance of water supply facilities as well.

The support is primarily focused on advancing the accessibility of safe water and sanitation in areas with no access to clean water. Through this extension, 1,000 community and 400 school and health facility water points are expected to be built along with maintaining 1,000 school and health facility latrines. The project is set to create 1,500 hand washing facilities and involves the participation of 175,000 people in the project areas. It is expected to benefit 600,000 users.

Eight million Birr has been allocated as a response for an emergency procurement in COVID-19 treatment, isolation and quarantine centres and other COVID-19 hot spots in the project areas, which will go toward WASH-related items and services.

The project will focus on introducing intensive hand washing at all levels by building accessible hand washing facilities for homes, institutions and water points. It will also work on launching local soap production and the promotion of sustained behaviour change on hygienic practices. Under this scheme, 1,500 hand washing facilities will be built.

For the execution of the project, the community-led project will involve training 25,000 people over two days.

The people will be trained to educate the local community on how to use the built facilities without physical contact, how to protect themselves from the pandemic and what to do or follow if they show symptoms, according to Melaku Tekola, communications and knowledge management advisor for the project.

Beginning a quarter century ago, the project has been using a community development funding approach and was already implemented in the Amhara Regional State. Then nine years ago COWASH transitioned to a community-led approach where the community is involved in the construction, management and maintenance of the water points in 76 weredas across five regional states.

“The community-led project gives a sense of ownership to the community,” said Melaku, adding that it has helped COWASH achieve a 93pc success rate.

Before switching the approach, various research studies were conducted, according to Arto Suominen, COWASH’s chief technical advisor.

“The research was detailed and well-grounded,” he said. “It has helped us make evidence-based decisions for the project based on the assessments on the impacts and challenges.”

The projects are in areas of political instability, and damage caused to the sites are becoming the primary challenge, according to Arto.

“The station in Welkayet is one example,” he said.

Over the last nine years, after the new approach was implemented, the two countries have contributed 2.7 billion Br. Over half of the funds came from Finland. From the project, 4.2 million people benefited from water supply, while 4.1 million people were beneficiaries of health facilities. A total of 16,961 and 814,448 water and health facilities with latrines, respectively, were built.

While access to pure water is mandatory for survival, it is less accessible to rural areas that are far from getting clean water, according to Abebe Dinku (PhD), civil engineer and expert in water sanitation.

“A project like COWASH is even more important for a COVID-19 vulnerable population,” Abebe said.

The fourth phase of COWASH, which will be launched in January 2021, targets 800,000 people as beneficiaries of upgraded safe water supply. Increasing latrine access to households from 42pc to 62pc is also the target of the fourth phase. Finland’s government has already set aside 18.4 million euros for the third round.

/Addis Fortune

Ethiopians in Finland & Ethio-Finns urge Finland & the int’l community to avert ethnic cleansing in Ethiopia

3 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Ethiopians resident in Finland and Ethio-Finns on July 30, 2020 held a rally in Helsinki against an attempt to replay the Rwandan Genocide of 1994 by young Oromo extremists in Ethiopia. Those committing such evil are driven in an Hitlerite manner by their ‘educated’ Oromo brethren, the largest and most destructive collection associated with smaller and little known American universities.

Between June 29 and early July 2020, those individuals from abroad, some of them PhD holders, facilitated the horrifying slaughters of citizens and destructions of a poor nation’s economic assets and production capacities, both public and private. Those assets were supposed to provide jobs to the jobless—in some instances—like themselves. In every sense, their action has proved inhuman and insane. Who else could do that to his folks and their country.

Hoopla! Their pretext this time is the assassination of Ethiopia’s much-adored Oromo singer Hachalu Hundessa! What could have Hachalu said about this madness in his name?

In organizing this Helsinki rally, therefore, the goal of Ethiopians and Ethio-Finns is to appeal to the Finnish Government and the international community to help their Motherland overcome the repeated attempts by Oromo extremists, who out of inhumanity and insanity have been trying to borrow their template for “mass slaughter” in Ethiopia from the 1994 Rwandan Civil War.”

In Rwanda, as a genocide against the Tutsi they used the derogatory word nyenzi (cockroaches) as they hacked their victims. The Oromo killers referred to members of the non-Oromo ethnic groups they had list of the citizens they planned to eliminate and referred to them as ‘neftenga’—historically applied to arms bearing Amharas. In this latest brutal slaughter of citizens has also been extended to Oromos so long as they are Orthodox Christians—the Oromo gangs having ethnicity and religion as the basis for their criminal acts.

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History 101:                             Fiction and Facts About Ethiopia’s Oromos

1 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Prof. Feqadu Lamessa for Salem-News.com. July 31, 2020

(a guide for foreign journalists on Oromos and Ethiopian history)

(ADAMA, Ethiopia) – Recently, the Qatar-based media al Jazeera has published several articles concerning the Oromo people of Ethiopia. (http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/07/2013714133949329934.html) It is the first international media outlet to extensively report on our people and it should be praised for bringing our cause to the world stage.

One of the benefits of this exposure is it forces Ethiopian authorities to address human rights abuses in the country and to let them know that the world is watching. Oromos and other Ethiopians have been struggling for equal rights and democracy for decades. While it is important to report about Oromo people’ background and historical perspectives, it is however vital that we report accurate information. Instead of benefiting us, reporting inaccurate or biased information can actually harm our struggle for democracy. Instead of creating national consensus and peace, it can instigate bitterness and anger.

One of the reasons al Jazeera reported inaccurate information about Oromo history is because it depended on one-sided sources, especially from members or supporters of Oromo groups outside of Ethiopia (diaspora OLF, OFDM etc). But nobody can blame al Jazeera media because most people inside Ethiopia would be too scared to speak or contribute. The only option al Jazeera or any foreign media has is to use diaspora/refugee/external sources outside Ethiopia. This is a dilemma all foreign media outlets face while reporting about third-world countries like Ethiopia.

For educational purposes, some corrections are provided below to fix inaccuracies reported on al Jazeera media regarding Oromo history and our struggle for democracy. The corrections below are supported by non-political scholars, but they might be rejected by biased politicians (both from ruling party and from opposition party) for the obvious reasons. However, they are based on historical textbooks, European authors and scholarly accounts.

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አውድማ:                                             (ሀ) እነማናቸው የተጎዱት? እነማናቸው የሚረዱት? ቤይሩት ያልታየው የኤምባሲዎች የማቋቋም ሚና!                                (ለ) ድንቄም ሃገራዊ ውይይት—ፓርቲዎች ከጠቅላዩ ጋር—አሽሙርና ሽርደዳዎች በገፍ!

30 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

 

ትዕዝብት ለማን አለብኝነት!

 

በዚህ ገጽ ላይ በተቀመጠው ቪዲዮ ሁለት የውይይት ርዕሶች ተካተዋል:—

አንደኛ የሃጫሉ ሁንዴሣን ቤተሰቦች በኤምባሲዎች ጭምር ገንዘብ ከኢትዮጵያውያን ተሰብስቦ ለመደገፍ ስለመታሰቡ የሚያስታውስ ነው! በእኩልነትና ብሔራዊ አንድነት የሚያምን መንግሥት ሌሎች የተጎዱት ኢትዮጵያውያንስ የሚለው ምነው ለአንድ አፍታ እንኳ ውል አላለውም?

የሃጫሉ ቤተሰቦች መረዳት አለባቸው! ሌሎች ከእርድ የተረፉትን የተፈናቅሉትን ወገኖቻችንንስ ማን ይታደጋቸው?

ዜግ ቻችንን ቤይሩት ያልታደገ ኮንሱሌት ነው አሁን ፍቱንነቱ ታምኖበት ለአውሮፓ ኤምባሲዎቻችን መልዕክት ቀረበ? ቤይሩት የቤት ሠራተኞች ስለሆኑ ይሆን የኢትዮጵያዊነት መብቶቻቸውን የተገፈፉት?

እሺ የኢምባሲዎች ልመና ይሳካ። ከቤቶቻቸው የተፈናቀሉትን ዜጎቻችንንስ ማን ይታደጋቸው? ስለዐባይ ግድብ ብዙ ይፎከራል? ፍትሕ የተነፈገውን ኢንጂነር ስመኘውንስ ቤተሰብ ማን ይታደጋቸው?

ሁለተኛው የውይይት አርዕስት ኢትዮጵያውያን ሊያፍሩበት የሚገባ ለብሔራዊ መግባባት ለመገንባት ተብሎ ጠ/ሚሩ የመሩት ስብሰባ ነው።

ይኸም ከውይይት ይልቅ—ሥልጣን ብዙ አላስፈላጊ አሽሙሮች ሽሙጥና ለተወያያቹ ያለውን ንቀት ያሳየበት ስብሰባ፣ ነበር። በውጭ ቁንቋ lampooning ይባላል!

ብሔራዊ መግባባት ይልቅ የቀረንንም ለማፍረስ የተወጠነ መስሏል። ልጆቻችንም መስማትና መማር የሌለባቸው!

ውድ ኢትዮጵያውያን እቺ ሃገራችን ወዴት እየተገፋች ነው?

ዐባይ ሚዲያም ከመዘጋቱ በፊት ይህን ቶሎ አዳምጡት! እኔ ረቡዕ ማታ ከተመለከትኩት በኋላ ሲበጠብጠኝ አድሯል። በማግሥቱም አንድ ወዳጄን አይተኸዋል ብዬ ስጠይቀው፡ እርሱም ብስጭቱን ነው ያሰማኝ!

ምነው ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር?

 

 

 

 

ብልጽግና ከፓርቲዎች ጋር የሚያደርገው ውይይት የሃገሪቱን ችግር በሃቀኝነት ለመፍታት መቻሉ አጠራጣሪ ነው ተባለ

29 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

 

 

Global Conflict Mediation Proves Elusive for President Trump

29 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

by Patsy Widakuswara VOA

Trump the mediator

Trump, the one-time New York real estate businessman and reality TV star, has inserted his administration in dispute negotiations, some of which began in his first year in office. He has more than once offered to mediate between India and Pakistan on the issue of Kashmir, which New Delhi has rejected. India has also rebuffed Trump’s offer to mediate its border feud with China.

In trying to mediate between Israel and the Palestinians, and Kosovo and Serbia, Trump picked up on efforts by past administrations. Other efforts at intervention, including getting involved in the feud over a hydroelectric dam between Egypt and Ethiopia, are entirely of his own making.

So far, none of these initiatives has borne agreements accepted by the disputing parties. Israel is on the brink of annexing about 30% of the West Bank which includes areas populated mainly by Palestinians. Meanwhile, Addis Ababa is allowing rain water to fill the Grand Ethiopia (GERD), angering Cairo officials who fear the massive hydropower dam will cut off their water supply.

FILE – This frame grab from a video obtained from the Ethiopian Public Broadcaster July 24, 2020, shows an aerial view of water levels at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in Guba, Ethiopia. (Photo credit: VOA)

In trying to mediate between Israel and the Palestinians, and Kosovo and Serbia, Trump picked up on efforts by past administrations. Other efforts at intervention, including getting involved in the feud over a hydroelectric dam between Egypt and Ethiopia, are entirely of his own making.

So far, none of these initiatives has borne agreements accepted by the disputing parties. Israel is on the brink of annexing about 30% of the West Bank which includes areas populated mainly by Palestinians. Meanwhile, Addis Ababa is allowing rain water to fill the Grand Ethiopia (GERD), angering Cairo officials who fear the massive hydropower dam will cut off their water supply.

Honest broker?

Analysts say the president’s bid to facilitate resolution of these long-running disputes have stalled partly because he is not seen as an honest broker attempting to placate both sides in sensitive talks.

This is most apparent in the administration’s Middle East peace plan led by Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, that was released in January 2020. The plan was drawn up without any Palestinian involvement and its leaders have rejected it. Critics say negotiations had a distinctive pro-Israel tilt from the start.

A negotiation is a conversation between two equal parties, said Halah Ahmad, a policy analyst with Al-Shabaka, a transnational Palestinian think tank, in an interview with VOA. “The Palestinians have not been brought to the table as an equal party in negotiations with the Trump administration, and the stipulations of the administration really cast aside international consensus and decades of U.S. foreign policy.”

In September 2019, after making a personal promise to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi to mediate the feud over the Nile dam, Trump appointed U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin as the lead person.

Mnuchin has hosted a series of meetings between Ethiopian, Egyptian and Sudanese officials in Washington, including two in the Oval Office with Trump. The controversy is over the future of a giant hydroelectric power plant being built by Ethiopia on the Blue Nile tributary in the northern Ethiopia highlands. At issue is control of the flow of the Nile as Ethiopia fills up the dam’s reservoir.

But Trump’s coziness with Egypt’s Sissi, who he once referred to as “my favorite dictator” and with whom he has spoken twice this month to reiterate the U.S.’s commitment to “facilitating a fair and equitable deal” on the dam, planted doubts about Washington’s neutrality. Ultimately, Ethiopia walked out of what was supposed to be the final round of talks in February, rejecting U.S.’s “characterization” in the draft agreement, signed off by Cairo, that the negotiation on filling and operating the dam is “completed.”

The U.S.-drafted agreement gave Cairo unrealistic expectations that created difficulties in the ongoing negotiations, said Addisu Lashitew, a fellow at the Brookings Institution, a Washington research group. “It promised Egypt a legally binding treaty and a guaranteed water release from the [Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam], which Ethiopia fears will undermine its ability to use the Nile waters in the future,” Lashitew told VOA.

FILE – President Donald Trump welcomes visiting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi to the White House, in Washington, April 9, 2019 (Photo credit: VOA).

/Global Conflict Mediation Proves Elusive for Trump

July 26, 2020

 

 

 

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