Tag Archives: Ethiopian protests

US issues warning after Ethiopia grenade attacks

27 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
By AFP
 
The United States issued a warning Thursday to its citizens about travelling to a popular tourist region in Ethiopia after a string of grenade attacks targeting hotels and homes.

The US embassy in Addis Ababa said there had been four grenade blasts this month in Gondar, a city in the north known for its ancient castles.
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Do 3 shuts in 10 years, you’re out! African gov’ts could be denied IP addresses for shutting the internet

19 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Abdi Latif Dahir, Quartz Africa
 
African governments that shut down the internet could face strict measures if a new proposal to the regional internet registry is adopted.

The policy suggestion states that after the end of any shutdown, governments and any of their related bodies should not be allocated an IP address for one year.

The ban would also affect any transfer of addresses to government-owned entities in those 12 months. And if an African government performs three or more shutdowns in a period of 10 years, the proposition mandates that all services provided to them revoked, with no allocations offered for a period of five years.
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Why is Western media ignoring ongoing atrocity in Ethiopia?

6 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Lys Anzia*, The Huffington Post
 
She spoke to me with tears in her eyes describing the calculated execution of her own people. Even though Atsede Kazachew feels relatively safe as an Ethnic Amharic Ethiopian woman living inside the United States, she is grieving for all her fellow ethnic Ethiopians both Amharic and Omoro who have been mercilessly killed inside her own country.
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It’s a mindset/political culture in Ethiopia today things should be done at someone’s expense – the TPLF has institutionalized – Part I

21 Mar

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Ethiopia under the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) is quietly experimenting its mini-nationalization of investor properties and enterprises.

Addis Abeba, Washington’s yet unsorted ally, its move would be seen as one of the most bizarre anomaly of our time. Given that the United States now is under the most hawkish business tycoon, in his own right the first United States billionaire President Donald Trump, members of his cabinet of similar wealths, the Ethiopian regime’s move is likely to smack the new US Administration on the face.

Such nationalization, anathema to the United States, the Trump Administration experiences in less than two months since assuming power could irk many, coming as it does as the most despicable political eccentricity under their early watch.
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The TPLF’s plan, a people’s protest and a government’s response

10 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Amnesty International
 
The Ethiopian government declared a state of emergency on 9 October 2016. Protests in Oromia, which later spread to Amhara and other regions, had been ongoing since November 2015.

The protests in the Oromia Region in November 2015 were initially against the government’s Addis Ababa ‘Master Plan’, which would have extended the capital, Addis Ababa, into Oromia Regional State. Protesters were concerned that the Master Plan would lead to evictions of Oromo farmers living in the outskirts of the capital.
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Executive summary: US State Dept 2016 report on human rights practices in Ethiopia

5 Mar

Editor’s Note:

    Inside this year’s report, in its opening page what is reported about prosecution of corrupt officials is not entirely correct.

    It states that the Ethiopian regime “generally did not take steps to prosecute or otherwise punish officials who committed abuses other than corruption.” An individual or individuals in Ethiopia are seized and taken ‘to court’ for corruption under one major premise – the corrupt individuals are not TPLF leaders and generally Tigreans in good standing with the regime.

    By this operating procedure under the martial law, those who are penalized or their resources seized on mere suspicion are non-Tigrean Ethiopians, mostly Amharas and Oromos! This is a blind spot in this year’s human rights report.
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Gondar judges threaten to go on strike protesting TPLF abducting one of their own from his bench

23 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Angered by the kidnapping of Judge Benyam Yohannes from his court last week, Gondar judges have given warning to the TPLF regime that they would go on strike unless their colleague is set free, according to Gulilat Dejene’s news flash from the area on social media.
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ESAT adds its voice to urge TUT in Finland to rescind honorary degree to Hailemariam Desalegn

22 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

ESAT News (February 21, 2017): Ethiopians in Finland wrote a letter to the Tampere University of Technology objecting the nomination of prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn for the award of honorary doctorate degree.
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