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Ethiopians Openly Turn Against US & UK-Backed TPLF’s Land Seizures; Ermias’s Testimony, Many Others

13 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Hilary Matfess*, Foreign Policy; See Comments

Backed by U.S. development aid, the Ethiopian government is seizing land, demolishing homes, and cracking down on activists in a bid to expand its capital city.

“Yehun and Miriam have little hope for the future. We didn’t do anything and they destroyed our house,” Miriam told me. “We are appealing to the mayor but there have been no answers. The government does not know where we live now, so it is not possible for them to compensate us even if they wanted.”
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Ethiopia’s Indigenous Excluded from Growth & Development

14 Nov

by Ed McKenna – IPS
Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

OMO VALLEY, Ethiopia, Nov 11 2013 (IPS) – As the construction of a major transmission line to export electricity generated from one of Ethiopia’s major hydropower projects gets underway, there are growing concerns that pastoralist communities living in the region are under threat.
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Meles Zenawi’s 13-day long state mourning ends today

2 Sep

Editor’s Note, Sept 2, 2012

    In an address to the mourners at the Mesqel Square, as the likely and interim successor of Meles Zenawi Deputy Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn said Sunday that the EPRDF is ready to realize the dreams of the late prime minister.
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Readout of Obama’s discussion with Hailemariam Dessalegn

24 Aug

Posted by Admin; Source: White House, 23 August

    The President and Acting Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn spoke today. President Obama conveyed his condolences on behalf of the American people to the people of Ethiopia for the country’s loss.

    President Obama also noted that Prime Minister Meles made significant contributions to Ethiopia’s development and to peace and security in the region.

    President Obama underscored the commitment of the United States to continuing in our partnership with Ethiopia, and urged Acting Prime Minister Hailemariam to use his leadership to enhance the Ethiopian government’s support for development, democracy, human rights and regional security.

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The Meles Zenawi I Knew – Journalist Barry Malone

24 Aug

Posted by Admin

Ethiopia’s late dictator was a complex and sophisticated leader — a self-taught ex-guerrilla who brought his people economic growth and repression.

I once asked Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who died on Aug. 20 from an unspecified illness at age 57, whether he was a dictator. He grinned and then, stopping, just looked at me.

Nervously, I did what a journalist should never do, and filled the silence.

“A lot of people call you that,” I said.

Read the full article from Foreign Policy

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