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በሬየን አልሸጥም – አጭር ወግ

8 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory
በሄኖክ የሺጥላ (ገጣሚው)

አዲሱን (የነበረውን ግን ሰሞኑን የሾረውን) የ “ኦሮሞ ወጣቶች” ግድያ። በነገራችን ላይ ለምንድን ነው “የኢትዮጵያ ወጣቶች” የማንለው? ማለት ስለማንፈልግ? ወይስ ብንል ባንል ምን ይጠቅማል (ምንስ ይጎዳል በሚል ሃሳብ?) ሁለቱንም ያዙልንና እንቀጥል።
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Manufacturing faces bright future in investors’ haven Ethiopia, if only citizens not pushed down by inequality, politics of unrepresentative, repressive state

12 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory
By Elisa Jobson, Treading a new path: Chinese companies eye booming Ethiopia

    Chinese labour is cheap, sure – but Ethiopian labour is even cheaper. As margins get tighter at home, Chinese companies are looking further afield, and many are settling on Ethiopia as an attractive alternative for their factories and plants.

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Review of human rights records of 42 states begins next week in Geneva, Ethiopia’s included (Part I)

21 Jan

by Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory

In 2014, 42 United Nations member states would undergo what is formally known as the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of their human rights records. The first of the three such sessions during 2014 takes place from January 27 to February 7, under the overseer of the United Nations Human rights Council in Geneva.
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TPLF to upgrade Press Dept into corporation before 2015: Campaign ready with state funds to drown people in sea of false propaganda

6 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

አዲስ አበባ ታህሳስ 28/2006 (ኢዜአ) የኢትዮጵያ ፕሬስ ድርጅት አደረጃጀቱን እንደ አዲስ በማዋቀርና አሰራሩን በማሻሻል ወደ ኮርፖሬሽን ሊያድግ መሆኑን አስታወቀ።
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Sole opposition MP worries about Ethiopia bottling up strife

14 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

    * Girma Seifu was sole government opponent to win in 2010 vote

    * Next parliamentary election in 2015 seen as test

    * Opponents say anti-terror law used to quash dissent

By Edmund Blair

ADDIS ABABA, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Girma Seifu Maru, Ethiopia’s sole opposition politician in a 547-seat parliament, says the authorities risk provoking social unrest if they do not offer more political space to critical voices.
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Is EPRDF Council on-going session truly dominated by motley of Ethiopia’s problems, or the party’s?

10 Sep

by Keffyalew Gebremedhin, posted by The Ethiopia Observatory


    It is reported that the Council finished its meetings Tuesday evening. Unfortunately, it has not decided to tell the public anything new. The brief news items spoke of the usual stuff about GTE and problems of bad governance. In the case of the latter, it stressed the need for serious efforts to change the situation, according to Fana.



At such an important moment for Ethiopians, when the nation is preparing to greet its Year 2006, the country’s ruling party has been in session for three days now. We are told that the council is deliberating, among others, on good governance issues. By definition, it means that the TPLF/EPRDF is discussing its own record of failures in delivering the services the nation has been in need of and demanding, without much success this far.
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More Ethiopians flee their country

14 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

By Kim Lewis, VOA

Desperation for a better life continues to be the driving force behind the increasing numbers of migrants traveling from the Horn of Africa to Yemen.
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Forget Skype, VoIP, modern communications technologies, citizens’ right to freedom of information, societal progress: Not before Meles’s hunger for power is satisfied!

17 Jun

By Max Fisher

One of Africa’s biggest economic success stories, the country is also one of its least wired. This new law and other, increasingly draconian restrictions are a sign of how far it still has to go.
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