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Incomparable Ethiopia & Kenya:       Ethiopia may have grown but Kenyans are better off

26 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Standard Digital

“There is the making of a real potential disaster here [in Ethiopia]…because the government will simply not acknowledge the number of people who need help”.

As the world woke up to news that Ethiopia had overtaken Kenya to become Eastern Africa’s largest economy, a number of conflicting developments were also taking place in Addis Ababa.
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Eng. Yilikal Getnet reflects on plight of Ethiopians slained in Libya & blood stained TPLF politics

28 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)


Washington Post‘s editorial exposes TPLF regime’s cruelty, as its board also questions donors’ integrity & double-standards in dealing with heavy-handed officials in Ethiopia

10 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

    The editorial by The Washington Post on Ethiopia is not a collection of local voices of distress, nor that of local interested parties “trying to press the regime to change its bad ways.” Nor is it the voice of Ethiopia’s diaspora that has largely turned against the things that are happening in our unfortunate land.
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British aid facilitates repression, torture, deaths in Ethiopia & Africa

31 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by David Blair, The Telegraph: Does British aid to Africa help the powerful more than the poor?

    As Ethiopia’s regime is accused of atrocities, David Blair asks whether British aid might – inadvertently and indirectly – be subsidising repression

British aid to Ethiopia amounted to £329m last year
(Credit: The Telegraph)

Ethiopia’s security forces have carried out terrible atrocities during a brutal campaign against rebels from the Oromo Liberation Front. So reports Amnesty International in a horrifying investigation which concludes that at least 5,000 people from the Oromo ethnic group have suffered torture, abduction or worse in the last three years alone.
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TPLF reports charging 36 suspected ‘rebels’ & opposition party members in Ethiopia

24 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEo)

The Ethiopian Federal Police Commission has said that it has charged suspected members of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), Ginbot 7 Movement for Freedom, Justice and Democracy, Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), Gambela People’s Liberation Movement (GPLM), Benishangul People’s Liberation Movement (BPLM) and Al Shabaab under 36 files in the past Ethiopian year 2006.
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AI on outcome of Ethiopia’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR): Systemic human rights concerns demand action by both Ethiopia and the Human Rights Council

23 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

With elections coming up in May 2015, urgent and concrete steps are needed to reduce violations of civil and political rights in Ethiopia.
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Ethiopia’s ‘brooding revolution’ still grinding: Sign of citizens’ profound displeasure with the regime

4 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory
By Konye Obaji Ori, The Africa Report, June 3, 2013

A call for change is underway in Ethiopia, sparked by a march for press freedom, religious and political opposition.
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23 rough years of TPLF/EPRDF: The Reporter editorial acknowledges regime’s sins & inadequacies

31 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory
The Reporter: Suiting word to deed

Inasmuch as the EPRDF’s successes during its 23-year incumbency deserve recognition, the shortcomings which characterized its administration also need to be addressed lest it is not lulled into a sense of complacency. We are motivated by nothing else but a fervent desire to see a stable and peaceful Ethiopia when we bring up the EPRDF’s shortcomings. After all, citizens who genuinely wish our country to be democratic and prosperous have to be able to engage in a frank dialogue on all subjects if we are to move forward as a nation.
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