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Is Ethiopia one undivided nation of equals, or an exclusive TPLF members playfield, its nepotist foreign policy corrupt & inept? PART II (a)

29 Jul

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin, The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

“…አሁን ሃገራችን ያለችበት ሁኔታ የሕዝብ አመኔታ በመንግሥት ላይ በጣም ዝቅተኛ የሆነበት፣ በሕዝቦች መሃከል ያለው መቀራረብና መዋደድ የቀነሰበት፣ ጥላቻ እየበረታና በግልፅ እየተነገረ፣ የሕዝቦች የእርስ በርስ መናቆር እንዳይመጣ የሚፈራበት ስለሆነም ውስጣዊ አንድነታችን በጣም የላላበት፣ የመንግሥት መዋቅር የመፈጸም አቅሙ ደካማ የሆነበት፣ ከዚህም የተነሳ ሕዝቡ ተስፋ የቆረጠበት፣ በያካባቢው ፖለቲካዊ ችግሮች ሲነሱ በታጠቀ ኃይል (ፖሊስና መከላከያ) የሚፈታበት፣ ሕዝቡ አሁን የሚታየው ችግር ይፈታል፣ እንዴት ይፈታል እያለ ከፍተኛ ጥርጣሬ ውስጥ የገባበት ሁኔታ ውስጥ ነው ያለነው።”

    – የቀድሞ የጦር ኃይሎች ኤታ ማዦር ሌተና ጄኔራል ፃድቃን ገ/ትንሳኤ
    የሃገራችን ፖለቲካዊ ሁኔታና የመፍትሔ ሃሳቦች
    July 24, 2016

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Seems certain Nile solution has evaded Ethiopian & Egyptian water ministers

12 Feb

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory

When Egypt’s Constitutional Committee Chairman Amr Moussa spoke to the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper barely two weeks ago, Egypt Independent rightly saw in the person the power to predict things in the new and chaotic Egypt.
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Ethiopia & Egypt’s diplomacy to tackle the vexed Nile River issues under climate of uncertainties

25 Jul

by Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory

Enters June 30, 2013 in Egypt. The warning by the opposition, especially the Tamarod campaign, which former President Mohamed Morsy had defied, even jeered at, became what it said it would be. This was shown by the thunderous speed and might that swept him out of office, leaving lessons to those that arrogantly scoff at the power of the people.
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Egypt army says premature to threaten Ethiopia with war

14 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

Egypt army spokespersonEgyptian armed forces spokesperson Ahmed Mohamed Ali said Thursday that it is too early to talk about military action against Ethiopia over the Grand Renaissance Dam dispute.

Egypt has other political, economic and social means with which to tackle the matter, Ali stated, adding “military action is usually a last resort.”
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Is Ethiopia’s rendezvous with history really arriving, or are we in some fantasy?

24 May

“I don’t believe you should put the future on hold in order to bring the past to account.” 

 Mohammed Heikal’s advice to Egyptian revolutionaries, Al Ahram, 19 May 2011

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin


Ethiopia & Egypt: Fresh optimism for new beginning

The question of utilization of the Nile River is not simply a matter of national sovereignty or spiritual issue for Ethiopia, as Abbay has always been viewed by tradition. Nor is it mere symbol for demonstration of patriotism that would barely go beyond emotions and sentiments. This time with Ethiopia’s determination to utilize it effectively, the Nile must become the potent mechanism Ethiopia has needed to lift millions of its citizens out of abject poverty and jettison the country into the 21st century. Ethiopia’s determinations now in taking bold initiatives and the onset of changed attitudes in Egypt since its revolution have coincided to create positive environment for that.

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IOVRY COAST: Unparalleled defiance against international will in recent years

30 Mar

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin, published on http://www.nazret.com on 30 March 2011

In an article on the Ivory Coast dilemma in its 10 March issue, The Economist had a fantastic and realistic lead that tells today’s tragedy and tomorrow’s story in one paragraph: “WHILE the rest of the world’s attention has been fixed on the upheavals to the north, the crisis in Côte d’Ivoire, France’s former colony in west Africa, has been getting rapidly nastier.”
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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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