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As Ethiopia is slowly sinking into turmoil, TPLF is finding tricky commemorating dictator Meles Zenawi’s 5th expiration anniversary

12 Aug

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 
This article goes against a longstanding Ethiopian religious teaching: don’t utter anything bad about the dead.

Probably it is a good thing, something that has shaped our citizens into the decent people they are, though have been unlucky with national leaders. I must, therefore, add that teaching has certainly not been enough to help us enjoy meaningful earthy life nor, as a people, has it so far assured us of our heavenly place.

To come to the point, the cruel rape by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) of our country on my mind, I have chosen to happily accept consequences of going against that Ethiopian standard of behaviour, instead of continuing to witness the endless abuses and exploitation by and servitude of our people to the ethnic mafiosi in power for a quarter century now!

Surprise! Surprise! Saturday is fifth anniversary of Meles Zenawi’s expiration. He was the cruelest of dictators, who has badly poisoned our country’s future and ruined its prospects to become a break out nation.
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Fire under Ashes:                            The Ongoing Struggle for Human Rights in Ethiopia

29 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Elizabeth Fraser, Oakland Institute
 
As massive protests swept across Ethiopia last year, the dire human rights situation in the country made headlines around the world. The Financial Times described it as Ethiopia’s “Tiananmen Square moment,” and then-US Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Tom Malinowski called the government’s crackdowns on dissent “self-defeating tactics.”
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It’s a mindset/political culture in Ethiopia today things should be done at someone’s expense – the TPLF has institutionalized – Part I

21 Mar

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Ethiopia under the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) is quietly experimenting its mini-nationalization of investor properties and enterprises.

Addis Abeba, Washington’s yet unsorted ally, its move would be seen as one of the most bizarre anomaly of our time. Given that the United States now is under the most hawkish business tycoon, in his own right the first United States billionaire President Donald Trump, members of his cabinet of similar wealths, the Ethiopian regime’s move is likely to smack the new US Administration on the face.

Such nationalization, anathema to the United States, the Trump Administration experiences in less than two months since assuming power could irk many, coming as it does as the most despicable political eccentricity under their early watch.
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US Congressional Hearing: Democracy Under threat in Ethiopia

11 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
Subcommittee Hearing: Democracy Under Threat in Ethiopia
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The TPLF’s plan, a people’s protest and a government’s response

10 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Amnesty International
 
The Ethiopian government declared a state of emergency on 9 October 2016. Protests in Oromia, which later spread to Amhara and other regions, had been ongoing since November 2015.

The protests in the Oromia Region in November 2015 were initially against the government’s Addis Ababa ‘Master Plan’, which would have extended the capital, Addis Ababa, into Oromia Regional State. Protesters were concerned that the Master Plan would lead to evictions of Oromo farmers living in the outskirts of the capital.
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Amhara teachers’ rebellion slowly gaining impulse. Seyoum Teshome’s ordeals mirror in myopic TPLF-led nation what to be a teacher means!

9 Mar

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

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Executive summary: US State Dept 2016 report on human rights practices in Ethiopia

5 Mar

Editor’s Note:

    Inside this year’s report, in its opening page what is reported about prosecution of corrupt officials is not entirely correct.

    It states that the Ethiopian regime “generally did not take steps to prosecute or otherwise punish officials who committed abuses other than corruption.” An individual or individuals in Ethiopia are seized and taken ‘to court’ for corruption under one major premise – the corrupt individuals are not TPLF leaders and generally Tigreans in good standing with the regime.

    By this operating procedure under the martial law, those who are penalized or their resources seized on mere suspicion are non-Tigrean Ethiopians, mostly Amharas and Oromos! This is a blind spot in this year’s human rights report.
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በባሕርዳር የሚፈጸመውን ጥቃት ምንጩን ማወቅ አለመቻላቸውን ከንቲባው ተናገሩ

28 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 
የካቲት ፳ ቀን ፳፻፱ ዓ/ም (ኢሳት ዜና):- የባሕር ዳር ከተማ አዲሱ አስተዳደር ቅዳሜ ከተወሰኑ የከተማዋ ማህበረሰብ ጋር በሙሉዓለም አዳራሽ ባደረጉት ውይይት፣ ከንቲባው አቶ አየነው በላይ፣ “በከተማዋ በህቡዕ የሚንቀሳቀሱ ቡድኖች ቢኖሩም የከተማዋ ደህንነቶችም ሆኑ የጸጥታ አካላት ሊደርሱባቸው አለመቻላቸውን፣ ይህም የከተማዋን አስተዳደርና የጸጥታ ዘርፍ አካላት ግራ ከማጋባት አልፎ ማስጨንቁን ተናግረዋል።
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