Tag Archives: conflicts

Ethiopia, Kenya discuss sustainable crossborder peace & economic transformation

28 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

On 19 December 2016, officials from Ethiopia and Kenya, UN agencies and donors//international financing institutions discussed the implementation of the Cross Border Integrated Programme for Sustainable Peace and Socio-economic Transformation in Marsabit County (Kenya) and Borena and Dawa zones of Ethiopia to reduce conflict and enhance regional development through the implementation of multi-sectoral projects. The initiative was launched by the leaders of the two countries in the border town of Moyale in late 2015 and the document under discussion will be signed in Nairobi sometime in April 2017. UN agencies in attendance were led by Ms. Ahunna Eziakonwa-Onochie, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Ethiopia and her Kenyan counterpart. The UN will be engaged in resource mobilization within the framework of UN delivering as one.

Mali relapses into ‘war’, after Tuareg separatists abduct 30 civil servants

18 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

(Reuters) – Mali’s prime minister said his country was at war with Tuareg separatists after the rebels attacked a northern town he was visiting, killing eight soldiers and abducting around 30 civil servants.
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Hunger & malnutrition stock Ethiopia – 6.5 mil more people than the 10 mil chronic international food aid dependents

14 May

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory

In Ethiopia, the World Bank constantly campaigns that Ethiopia has one of the most successful Productive Safety Net Programs (PSNP), which started in 2005. To this day, the program continues the people benefiting from it identified as chronically dependent on aid – betrayed by exhausted and destroyed habitat. There are over 300 districts, almost 50 percent of the nation’s administrative districts whose lands have been totally degraded.
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22nd AU Summit Kicks off in Addis Abeba As Region Strives to Quell Various Conflicts

30 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory
By William Davison, Bloomberg

African leaders begin a two-day summit at the African Union’s headquarters in Ethiopia today as the continent continues its struggle to prevent and manage conflicts in member states.
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Which Way Ethiopia: Revolution, Civil War, or National Reconciliation? A must read!

22 May

By Prof. Messay Kebede

Since the death of Prime Minister Meles, the political situation of Ethiopia has entered a phase of uncertainty with no clear momentum toward stabilization. Despite predictions of the imminent collapse of the EPRDF, either under the pressure of a popular uprising or splits within its ranks, the political situation shows no sign of heightened challenge to the regime.
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Horn of Africa: The Rough Neighborhood Gets Worse; Rising Corruption in Ethiopia

15 Jan

Strategy Page

January 15, 2013: The government and the International Monetary Fund are at odds over projected GDP growth figures. The IMF says Ethiopia’s economy will grow by 6.5 percent in 2013. The government estimate is around ten percent. The argument is important because the government is seeking more international investment. Government critics point out that the biggest deterrent to investment is endemic government corruption. And that is quite true.
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State of the nation: The Reporter’s perspective of the dangers hovering over Ethiopia

16 Aug

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin

This piece is prompted by the editorial of The Ethiopia Reporter from last Sunday, 12 August, published in Amharic.

The Reporter is pro-ruling party weekly, its owner and editor-in-chief a former guerrilla fighter with the TPLF. The paper’s interesting editorial entitled Deficiency of EPRDF’s vision and the opposition’s lack of vision could expose our nation to danger tries to deal with Ethiopia’s post-Meles predicaments, seemingly in an attempt to suggest solutions.
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25 Dec

by Keffyalew Gebremedhin, published on http://www.ethioquestnews.com, 25 December 2010

In recent years, election frauds in Africa have intensified. Domestically, elections are greeted with fear, often imposing flight
for some, imprisonment for others and still for some others the live-let-live attitude of enforced servitude. These days the international
community has lost its will to act; it has limited itself to expressions of disappointment and short-lived frowns, before it returns to its
default mode of business as usual. Consequently, the habits and conveniences of strongmen have found it easier to dictate the modes
of governance and national values on peoples without any meaningful recourse.
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