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Ethiopia in talks again with ONLF, it outlawed as terrorist

8 Sep

Editor’s Note:

    This is good news, if indeed peace could break out between the Ethiopian state and the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF). It would significantly contribute to ending the country’s bleeding in the east that has been going on for a long time now and also the sufferings of Ogadeni Ethiopians.

    Good as that sounds, nonetheless, the ONLF is only one organization amongst the countless against which the Ethiopian state has been at war with.
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New prime minister’s swearing in delayed

23 Aug

Source: Sepa-AFP

The death of Zenawi, who ruled the Horn of Africa nation with an iron fist for 21 years, dominated discussions in the city and in the news.
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Is Meles Zenawi truly dead? Or are officialdom’s denials linked to finality? Part I

5 Aug

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin

SYNOPSIS

    Clearly, the end of an era has set in Ethiopia. Citizens need to turn their energies to the country’s wellbeing and its future. The opportunities availed all Ethiopians have now coincided with the nation’s deepening desire for change.
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Gambella villagization — tidbit of truths slowly emerging in defiance of coverups & falsehoods

16 Feb

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin

The objections and criticisms to the resettlement programs in Ethiopia, past and present, are not fostered or designed by someone or a sinister group out there to render Ethiopia squishy because of ideological hostility to the country and its leaders, as the prime minister on 8 February 2012 alluded in parliament during the question and answer session. Also it is not based on opposition by the international community to settlements per se, i.e., as if it were a taboo of sorts.
But wait, there’s more!

New evidences & old denials clash over human rights violations in Gambella, as fortified evidences emerge; but does the Meles regime have either the innocence or credibility to fight this off?

18 Jan

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin

Certainly, the Ethiopian government is not happy with the Human Rights Watch report, which was released Tuesday.
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