Tag Archives: Eritrea

Deliverance: A Tale of Colliding Passions and the Muse of Forgiveness — Prof. Bereket Habte Selassie’s historical novel

6 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The news late this Saturday afternoon from the TPLF side, according to HornAffairs, is:

There is nothing in the official news in Ethiopia or in the social media. However, this does not mean I am dismissing what the TPLF source such as the above is reporting.
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Is Gen. Tsadkan G. Tensae better off for Ethiopia than current TPLF horde?

9 Jul

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 
Listening to/reading recently retired army chief of staff Lt. Gen. Tsadkan G. Tensae’s interview from late June 2017 — first on Addis Zemen and then with Horn Affairs — I remain one of the many Ethiopian skeptics if indeed it is the Red Sea region bug that has been eating the general, who alleged its consequential danger is hovering over our country.
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Eritrea:                                       Anecdotes of indefinite anarchy

6 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Abraham T Zere*, Aljazeera
 

“A country preparing for dawn. We grow less intelligent.”

–Mahmoud Darwish, Under Siege
 
If available at all, facts about many crucial issues in Eritrea fail to capture the reality in the country. Reading the news about Eritrea, an outsider would not understand the extent and complexity of its transformation: from a country with a promising future into the personal fiefdom of President Isaias Afwerki and his clique at the People’s Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ).
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TPLF’s New “Agaiazian” Agenda is The Old and Worn-out “Tigrai-Tigrign”

28 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Abel Kebedom, Madote, January 2017

Musician Freselam Mussie holding the TPLF flag in Tigray, Ethiopia. Freselam is a victim of TPLF’s new Agaiazian brainwashing agenda (Madote).

If you believe the Tigrai Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) will stop surprising you, even for one minute, then you are wrong. Recently, the TPLF that deported more than 70,000 Eritreans because the color of their eyes was different, woke up from its deep sleep to find out that in fact the people of Ethiopia and Eritrea were related. To be specific, it believes the Tigrigna Speaking Eritreans are related to the Tigrigna Speaking Tigreans because they come from common ancestors called “Agaiazians”. Yes, from deep of it heart TPLF believes there are common threats to the newly named and TPLF baptized “Agaiazians. TPLF wants us to believe that the common threats are the Oromo’s, the Amhara’s and off course the Moslems and it is important for the “Agaiazians” to come together and fight their enemies.
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East Africa: Crackdowns on Protests, Free Expression – Prioritize Accountability, Redress for Victims

13 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Human Rights Watch
 
(Nairobi) – Clampdowns by governments in East Africa on peaceful protests and free expression severely threatened human rights in the region in 2016, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2017.

Government security forces in Ethiopia, as well as in Uganda and Kenya, used unnecessary and disproportionate force to disperse largely peaceful protests, causing deaths and injuries. In Ethiopia, hundreds of protesters were killed this year. East African governments also used a range of tactics to curtail criticism of government policies and obstruct the work of journalists, notably with physical force, arbitrary arrests, and criminal charges. Across the region, governments failed to investigate and prosecute security force personnel for serious human rights abuses. Refugees, particularly in Kenya, faced threats of forced return.
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Could democratic Italy ever take side with fascistic TPLF against the Ethiopian people?

11 Dec

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 
We learned early this week about the visit to Ethiopia of the newly-appointed Italian Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa, Ambassador Luciano Pezzotti. The visiting Horn point man for Italy had been in Addis Abeba for days since December 8, 2016, consulting with officials of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) regime.

Italy has had historical ties and strong bilateral relations with Horn of Africa nations, especially Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia. It is possible to assume that his mission to Ethiopia at this point is an Italian initiative, linked to Italy’s status as an incoming newest member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) beginning January 1, 2017 – like Ethiopia.
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Eritrea’s message to TPLF at UNGA: “You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”

30 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 
The quote in the title is taken from the New Testament, Luke 6:42 (New International Translation).
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Eritrea & Ethiopia: The abyss and the seemingly glowing star

28 Oct

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

Already for more than a decade, Eritrea has carried itself as a proud nation. Among others, against TPLF fabrications it has stood on its feet and under sanctions. International aid and trade could not mediate its opening up to international investors.

Eritrean leaders claim from time to time that has been the only avenue for them to preserve their country as a sovereign nation.
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