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The widespread inequality in the education sector in Ethiopia & its implication to the nation’s future

11 Jan

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

China’s telecom company’s gift days ago and the irony behind the political donation story to the ruling Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) came with its smell of underworld lowliness. The story appeared on the African News, sourced from Xinhua of January 7, 2016.
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Viewing Ethiopia closely with Legatum Prosperity Index lenses

9 Nov

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

According to the World Bank, the poverty rate (headcount ratio) in rural China fell from 18.5 percent in 1981 to 2.8 percent in 2004 and the number of rural poor declined from 152 million to 26 million.
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ነጣቂውና አፋኙ የቻይና ኩባንያዎች ክንድ ድቆሳ ኢትዮጵያም ውስጥ እያስቸገረ ስሞታ ከረረ!

14 Oct

የአዘጋጁ አስተያየት:

    አመራር ችሎታ የሌለው ግለሰብ በጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ ቢሮ ተቀምጦ፡ ዐይኑ የሚያይ ከሆነ፥ የሚያነጣጥረው በአገልጋይነት የሚያገኘው የግል የሥልጣን ፍቅሩ ላይ ነው። ስለሆነም የሚያሳስበው ጥያቄ ሁሉ የሚያተኩረው “ማን ተባበረን? ማን ተቃወመን? ማን ተጠቀመ?” የሚለው ላይ ስለሆነ፡ ብሩ እስከተገኘ ድረስ፡ ቻይና እግራችንንም ቆርጣ ብትወስድ ምንም አይስገርምም!
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Obama speaks thru African Union (AU) to Africans, emphasizing importance of respecting African dignity & urging gov’ts to behave

29 Jul

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

On July 28, 2015, President Barack Obama spoke to Africans from the Mandela Hall, built by the Chinese, and his emphasis on the need to improve the lives of a billion Africans in every respect. In that regard, he was emphatic when he said, “A half-century into this independence era, it is long past time to put aside old stereotypes of an Africa forever mired in poverty and conflict.”
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Tedros Kiros misrepresents Ethiopia’s past to promote TPLF’s achievements

29 Jun

Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

There are a very vicious people and many vicious institutions, whose successes must depend on disparaging some achievements, misrepresenting views of individuals, societies and their struggles, families, institutions and their worldviews, etc. By so doing such people deceive themselves believing that they are better off and could make a better future for themselves.
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Ethiopia’s higher-education boom built on shoddy foundations: Regime’s politics are obstacle

23 Jun

Editor’s Note:

    One should ask why every year the Office of Auditor-General (OAG) of Ethiopia accuses almost all Ethiopian universities of overspending their respective budgets or making illegal payments in the form of per diems and overtime, when they are supposed to be good examples in efficient utilization of resources and timely closing of their accounts.
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Gender Gap Index 2014 makes case for gender equality ; Underdevelopment & politics pull Ethiopia backwards

28 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Through its Global Gender Gap Report 2014, the World Economic Forum quantifies the magnitude of gender-based disparities and tracks their progress over time. Aware that no single measure can capture the complete situation, the Global Gender Gap Index is now measuring one important aspect of gender equality – the relative gaps between women and men across four key areas: health, education, economy and politics.
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Ethiopia’s Farms and finance – The Africa Report

28 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

    The government has a mission to use a strong state to build infrastructure and develop the industrial and agricultural sectors. It argues that it could repeat the rapid growth of East Asia in the 1990s, but critics warn about intimidation of the opposition and the risks of crony capitalism.

The rebel army that chased the Derg military regime out of power in 1991 inherited a time bomb that could easily have spun out of control. Massively poor, plagued with chronic food shortages and with a population explosion around the corner, Ethiopia sat in a region gripped by post-Cold War insecurity.
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