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የጠ/ሚ ዐቢይ አሕመድ መንግሥት አያያዝና ፕሮፌ ብርሃኑ ነጋ በወቅቱና መጭው የኢትዮጵያ ፖለቲካ ዙሪያ ያደረጉት ውይይት!

1 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)


Tampere University of Technology sought to honor Ethiopian tyrant with honorary degree – its opponents expect an apology

30 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Mikko Paakkanen* Helsingin Sanomat  

    The Tampere University of Technology (TUT) was about to honor the Ethiopian tyrant with honorary doctorate degree. This action by the university has caused offense and there is a feeling apology is in order.
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Crocodile tears: UK’s unease by recent election outcome completing Ethiopia’s transformation into single-party rule

23 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office Press Release

Minister for Africa James Duddridge calls on Ethiopian government to increase diversity in parliament and ensure the voices of all citizens are heard.

Commenting on the election results, Minister for Africa James Duddridge said:

    “I welcome the fact that the recent Ethiopian parliamentary elections were conducted in a generally peaceful environment and that the Ethiopian people turned out in large numbers. I agree with European Union concerns about the negative impact on the electoral environment of arrests of opposition members and journalists, closure of media outlets, and obstacles faced by the opposition while campaigning.

    “In light of the results I urge the Ethiopian government to explore ways to increase the diversity of political parties in future parliaments, and to ensure those who voted for other parties this time still feel their voice is heard in the next five years. I hope that they will comprehensively address all the issues raised in the African Union Election Observation Mission report. The UK stands ready to offer support which might help in this regard.”


Ethiopian opposition parties face difficulties from election board entering in upcoming election

14 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Marthe van der Wolf, VOA

ADDIS ABABA— Ethiopian opposition parties say they are facing roadblocks in their efforts to register for the May elections. The parties say the National Election Board is complicating procedures for no good reason, and raising doubt that the elections will be free or fair.
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TPLF claims ‘UN accords its human rights accomplishments highest regard & acknowledgement’, Part II

25 Jul

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin, The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

    “Authorities have always recognized that to control the public they control information. The initial possessor of news and ideas has political power – the power to disclose or conceal, to announce some parts and not others, to hold back until opportunistic moments, to predetermine the interpretation of of what is revealed.”

    Prof. Ben H. Bagdikian, The Media Monopoly (1987)


        I. The clash between lies & reality & the inescapable consequences

Part I of this article appeared under the title: Are official lies becoming TPLF’s preferred ways of running Ethiopia? That article’s goal has been to expose the endless lies and political propaganda by the TPLF regime, which in this case relates to what transpired in the morning of May 6, 2014 in Geneva when the United Nations examined Ethiopia’s human rights record under what is commonly known as the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism.
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ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ኃይለ ማርያም: “ድርጅታችን ከዚህ ተነስተህ ወረዳ ታገለግላለህ የሚለኝ ከሆነ የወረዳ ሊቀመንበር ሆኜ እሠራለሁ”

12 Feb

በከፍያለው ገበረመድኅን – The Ethiopia Observatory

    ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ኃይለማርያም ስሞኑን በሰጡት ጋዜጣዊ ጉባኤ፡ መለስ ዜናዊን ጠቅስው ስለወደፊት ጽዋ ፈንታቸው ሲናገሩ መስማቱ በዕውነትም ምን ያህል በሌሳ ግለስብ ፕሮፎርማ ብቻ ሳይሆን፡ የሚረግጧትንም መሬት የቀዳሚያቸው እግር ያረፈበት ላይ መሆኑን በማረጋገጥ ጭምር በመሆኑ፡ ነጻ መሪ አለመሆናቸው ፖለቲካዊ መክፋቴን አጠናክሮታል። ስለወደፊቱ ጉዞዋቸው ለማንኛውም፡ ሪፖርተር ኃየለምርያምን ጠቅሶ፡ የሚክተለወን መተንፈሳቸውን አሳውቆናል:-
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Which Way Ethiopia: Revolution, Civil War, or National Reconciliation? A must read!

22 May

By Prof. Messay Kebede

Since the death of Prime Minister Meles, the political situation of Ethiopia has entered a phase of uncertainty with no clear momentum toward stabilization. Despite predictions of the imminent collapse of the EPRDF, either under the pressure of a popular uprising or splits within its ranks, the political situation shows no sign of heightened challenge to the regime.
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Ethiopia: Meles rules from beyond the grave, but for how long?

27 Nov

By René Lefort, OpenSecurity

    The trade-off offered by authoritarianism to its client-constituents is security and high growth rates. After Meles challenges may force change, or build the case domestically for a new strong man.

Meles Zenawi, the former Prime Minister of Ethiopia, has been dead for around three months. But the “Melesmania” personality cult, though discreet in his lifetime, shows no sign of fading. From giant portraits in the streets to stickers on the windscreens of almost any vehicle, a smiling Meles is still everywhere.
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