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US Envoy expresses solidarity with Ethiopian government & people

27 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

by US Embassy

“Those of you who follow our policies, programs, and comments know how strongly and consistently we support a united Ethiopia working together for peace, prosperity, and political inclusiveness. And you know we stand shoulder to shoulder with all Ethiopians of good will working to achieve these outcomes.

We are deeply troubled by the recent hatred, inflammatory language, and violence, as we are by all such incidents in Ethiopia. Violence and hatred are the solution to exactly none of Ethiopia’s challenges. As we have done before, do now, and hope not to have to do in the future, we condemn in the strongest terms all those who engage in violence and all those who incite violence. There is no justification for such behavior, ever.

For Ethiopia to build the peaceful, prosperous, and politically inclusive future that so many of you tell us you want to see, Ethiopians must unify around, and work toward, that vision. Anyone who undercuts these efforts undercuts the best interests of all Ethiopians, now and in the future. In the end, each of us is responsible for our actions and decisions. Provoking violence is morally reprehensible. So too is failing to reject such provocation.

All of us have the freedom — and more importantly, the responsibility — to choose peace, unity, and tolerance. There is never a good reason to do otherwise.”

Mike Raynor, US Ambassador

Addis Abeba, Ethiopia

What’s the TPLF thinking getting Oromo residents in Somaliland beaten & persecuted?

26 Sep

Editor’s Note:

    It seems the TPLF has indeed opened its Ethiopia and Horn of Africa’s “Pandora’s box”.

    This phrase from Greek mythology inevitably brings to mind the story of Pandora, the first woman the gods created by their joint efforts as part of the punishment of humanity on Earth for Prometheus‘ theft of the secret of fire to give it to mankind.

    Hence from it has derived the phrase opening Pandora’s box. It has come to mean, seemingly small or inconsequential action, which turns out to be dangerous and harmful.
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Ethiopia: Exercise Restraint at Upcoming Festival—International Inquiry Needed into Deaths at 2016 Event

19 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Human Rights Watch
(Nairobi) – Ethiopian government and security officials should act with restraint and take concrete steps to prevent injuries and deaths at this year’s Irreecha festival on October 1, 2017, Human Rights Watch said in a report and video released today. Many people, likely hundreds, died in a stampede at last year’s festival, triggered by security forces’ use of teargas and obstruction of exits.
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Why US must stop enabling TPLF regime in Ethiopia

9 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Awol Allo*, Special to CNN

London (CNN) Ethiopia is facing a crisis of unprecedented magnitude, yet its government and Western enablers refuse to acknowledge and recognize the depth of the crisis.
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