Tag Archives: drought and famine

EU invites Tedros Adhanom to discuss TPLF’s violence against Oromo people & drought situation

9 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Tedros Adhanom is heading to Belgium next Wednesday to respond to question from European Union (EU) officials in Brussels regarding the protests in the Oromia Regional State as well as the current drought that has left millions of Ethiopian citizens in critical food shortage.

Recall that EU Foreign Affairs Chief Federica Mogherini was in Addis Abeba last October during time she discussed with the Ethiopian foreign minister about issues the encompassed humanitarian concerns and the political situation in Ethiopia.

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“የወገኖቻችን ስቃይ፣ ችግርና ብሶት በያለንበት ይሰማን፤ ለመፍትሔውም በጋራ እንነሳ!”                                    – የአርበኞች ግንቦት 7 መግለጫ

3 Dec

Editor’s Note:

A bit belated, and yet a timely and potent message by Arbengoch Ginbot 7!

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

AG7 emblem“ግፍ ሞልቶ የፈሰሰበት ወቅት ላይ እንገኛለን። የአንደኛ ደረጃ ተማሪዎች የሆኑት ሕፃናት በፌዴራል ፓሊስ ጥይት የሚገደሉበት አሳዛኝ ወቅት ላይ ነን፤ ዜጎች በር ተዘግቶባቸው በእሳት እየጋዩ ነው። ሰፊ እና ለም የእርሻ መሬት ለሱዳን በስጦታነት ለመስጠት ዝግጁቱ የተጠናቀቀበት ወቅት ላይ ነን። ከአስር ሚሊዮን በላይ ሕዝብ ተርቧል። በፍትህ እጦት እስር ቤቶች በንፁሃን ዜጎች ተሞልተዋል። ውሀ፣ መብራትና የቴሌፎን አገልግሎት ብርቅ ሊሆኑ ነው። ይህ ሁሉ እየሆነ ግን የሥርዓቱ አገልጋዮችና ደጋፊዎች በህንፃ ላይ ህንፃ እየገነቡ በድሀው ላይ ይሳለቃሉ። የህወሓት አገዛዝ ድህነትን፣ ችጋርን፣ ስደትን፣ የእርስበርስ ግጭቶችን እያባባሰ ኢትዮጵያን እየጋጠ የሚኖር አገዛዝ ነው። አገዛዙ በቀደደልን ቦይ ከተጓዝን ችግሮችን ማባባስ እንጂ ማርገብ እንኳን አንችልም። ይህንን ሥርዓት በቃህ ማለት የአማራ ወይም የኦሮሞ አጀንዳ አይደለም፤ ይህ የሁላችንም – የኢትዮጵያዊያን – ጉዳይ ነው።”
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Ethiopia & donors slowly & quietly realize safety net not being as effective & successful, as claimed for nearly a decade

31 Jul

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin, The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn may have intended it just for local consumption and local propaganda purposes, when he told the Ethiopian people last May that his ruling party is just doing great. Nonetheless, in a world where information is no longer the monopoly of the powerful, he has undoubtedly chosen the wrong forum when on May 28 Ethiopia he lied that Ethiopia has now become food self-secure on the 23rd year of TPLF’s victory over Ethiopian forces.
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