Tag Archives: Djibouti

Ethiopia on the brink. Everyone has failed Somalia— its politicos, Horn nations, AU, UN, the West bear huge responsibilities, TPLF most of all! PART I (1)

27 Oct

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

    The following introductory paragraphs are intended to serve as a curtain raiser for the articles that would follow it in the weeks to come.

    The main conclusion is its open and honest claim that Somalia could have been up and running long ago, if the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and the forces it commands within Somalia — including all sorts of shady Somalia militias — have not been allowed to become authors and contributors of Somalia’s continuing tragedy.

    In that, the individual articles provide tissues forming the conclusion’s muscle.

    While engaging Al-Shabaab as everyone’s enemy, probably as a convenient cover for the top military leadership’s goal(s), these bad apples within the TPLF and their allies’ preoccupation has been their own superior position inside Somalia and Ethiopia. This perception assumes TPLF’s continuity in power in Ethiopia, which takes among others pacifying Somalia and keeping it weaker.
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The Long Arm of Ethiopia Reaches for Those Who Fled: Ethiopia’s Refugees Unsafe in Kenya and Elsewhere

22 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Felix Horne, Human Rights Watch
 
“Wako” fled Ethiopia for Kenya in 2012, after his release from prison. He had been locked up for two years after campaigning for the Oromo People’s Congress, an opposition party that has often been targeted by the government.

In Kenya, he hoped to be safe. But six months later Ethiopian officials kidnapped him in Nairobi and brought him to Ethiopia’s notorious Ziway prison, where he was mistreated and tortured, before being released. He fled to Kenya a second time.
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ተራ የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ ብቻ ሳይሆን በየሥፍራው የሚገደለው፣ በሃገረ ሶማሊያ የሚሞቱት የኢትዮጵያ ወታደሮችም ክብርና ቀባሪ አጥተው ሬሣቸው በረሃ ላይ እየረገፈ ነው፤ አሁን ደግሞ ገዳዮቹ ላይ አልሞ ገዳዮቹን በተከታታይ መልቀም ተጀምሯል! ማን ይሆን እያነጣጠረ የሕወሃትን ሰላዮች የሚለቅማቸው?

17 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

እነማን ይሆኑ? ማን ይሆን? የሃገር ደህንነት ሳይሆኑ፥ የሕወሃት ሰላዮች ላይ እያነጣጠረ ላለፉት አራት ወራት ሲለቅማቸው የከረመው/ሙት? እኛም ለጥይቄው መልሱን አናውቅም። ምን ውጤት እንደሚያስከትል አናውቅም – ለውጥ መምጣቱን ባንጠራጠርም!

አንድ አበክረን የምናውቀው ሃቅ ግን፥ በሕወሃት አስተዳደር ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ በዜጎች እኩልነት ላይ ያልተመሠረተ አመራር ባለበት ሁኔታ፡ ሃገሪቷ ልማቷም አርኪ ሰላምና ደህንነቷ የተረጋገጠ ይሆናል ብሎ ማሰብ ቀድሞውንም ተላላነት ነው። የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ ለማን ደህንነት ነው ይህቺን የጋራ ሃገራችንን መንከባከብ የሚገባው? ለዘረኛው ሕወሃትና አቃጣሪዎቹ?

ከታሪክ እንደምናስታውስው፥ ባሪያ ለፈንጋዩ የራሱን ደህነንትና ነጻነት ወደጎን ገፍቶ፡ ቀንና ሌሊት ለፈንጋዩ ምቾትና ደህነንት ብቻ ሲኳትን ዘላለም ይኖራል ብሎ እንደማሰብ የሚቆጠር ነው! አይታሰብም!


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Keeping Ethiopians in darkness, TPLF 2015 electricity export earn it $123 million

15 Apr

Editor’s Note:

    Electricity coverage in Ethiopia is 24 percent, as we write this now. Of this, 85 percent is in urban areas and 10 percent rural, according to a 2015 data by the International Energy Agency (IEA)

    The irony is that the urban-rural divide travesty the TPLF has been condemning past regimes have now become its own crimes. In Ethiopia, today there is some electricity, i.e., 24 percent coverage rate – which works if and only when it works!
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The Ethiopian and Djibouti protests; people don’t live on bread and wine alone, they need sweet lies too

31 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Charles Onyango-obo

Silly for Djibouti to stop a sheikh using 100 square metres of tree shade, then allow Americans a base of 360,000 square metres a stone’s throw away

Oromo students from the Addis Ababa Science and Technology University stage a silent protest in the dining room recently. (Photo/SMNE).

Oromo students from the Addis Ababa Science and Technology University stage a silent protest in the dining room recently. (Photo/SMNE).

In recent years, it seemed everything the Horn of Africa nations of Ethiopia and Djibouti touched turned into gold of some sort.
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Over 250,000 Stranded Horn Refugees in Yemen, Majority Are Ethiopians; UNHCR Plans to Resettle 100k of Them in Relatively Stable Somaliland, Puntland & Djibouti. As Ethiopian Refugees Continue to Arrive Into The Fire, Ethiopia Tellingly No Option Even As Temporary Holding Point!

22 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Michael Pizi, Aljazeera

Tens of thousands of East African refugees and asylum-seekers are at risk of being left behind in Yemen’s roiling violence, deprived not only of safe options for evacuation but also of a home country that might take them in, activists and U.N. officials said this week.
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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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Cursory look into MIEPMO’s recent state visit to Djibouti: Dents in form, substance & protocol

9 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

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From February 7 – 9, 2015, The Man in Ethiopia’s Prime Minister’s Office (MIEPMO) became the first ‘PM’ to officially visit Djibouti, a neighboring country with 23,200-sq.km of territory and a population of a little over 800 thousand.
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