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Ethiopia’s political crisis now spilling over into Kenya’s borders

19 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Abdi Latif Dahir, Quartz Africa
In just over a week, nearly 10,000 Ethiopians have sought asylum in Kenya, underscoring the ethnic tensions and internal problems facing the Horn of Africa nation and posing a direct challenge to the ruling coalition.

In this persistent crisis, the woman raises her voice and hand to God for help. (Reuters/Tiksa Negeri/File Photo)

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Kenya media preoccupied with onset in earnest of TPLF regime crisis

15 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
Kenya Media started to speak about the crisis in #Ethiopia . More than 50,000 Ethiopians have crossed board and are seeking refuge in Kenya after indiscriminate killings carried out by the Ethiopian military forces in Moyale town.

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Former Sec of State Rex Tillerson presser in Addis Abeba:

“Ethiopia’s influence in supporting the security of Somalia and Djibouti are particularly important at this time to keep global commerce routes open. These routes through the Red Sea affect billions of people around the world in terms of their economic stability. And we discussed the United States is eager to help Ethiopia liberalize its economy. We think it’s going to bring great opportunity and attract many business interests as they continue the process of reform and liberalization, strengthen its judicial and commercial institutions, and assist in humanitarian emergencies here and throughout the region, including the almost one million refugees that currently reside in Ethiopia. And we need to reside – recognize Ethiopia’s generosity in hosting those refugees.”

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Is Ethiopia one undivided nation of equals, or an exclusive TPLF members playfield, its nepotist policies, including its foreign policy, corrupt & inept, violating the rights of citizens? PART II (b)

5 Aug

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin, The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

This article is a follow-up to the July 29, 2016 piece, under same title, Part II (a).

    In every sense, today the feudal Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) for a while now has been nostalgic. It has been searching for inspiration from a distant era with a view to finding solution that could help it sustain its authoritarian rule over Ethiopia. The savior they have chosen for this is Tigray’s Ras Michael Sehul (1691- 1779), the architect of the Zemene Mesafint (the Era of Princes, 1769 – 1855) in Ethiopian history. As usual, the TPLF leaders have blundered making a bad choice as their example, not that they have ever been good students.
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Human desperation: Ethiopians forced to flee to Yemen, a war zone as it has been, while others fleeing!

12 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Rachel Savage and Mohammed Ali Kalfood, IRIN

Credit: UNHCR/JBjorgivionsson

Newcomers don’t want to stay long in Obock. In the summer, 50°C temperatures and ferocious sandstorms sear this dusty port in Djibouti’s underdeveloped north. And yet this small town has become a haven for two very different groups. Travelling south are refugees fleeing the war in Yemen, 25 kilometres away across the Bab-el-Mandeb strait. Heading in the opposite direction: Ethiopian migrants taking smugglers’ vessels towards the very same conflict.
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Norway may forcibly return 800 Ethiopian asylum-seekers back home

23 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

800 Ethiopians living in Norway without having legal residence may now be forcibly returned to Ethiopia, according to news channel NRK.

Ethiopia has previously refused to accept the returns, but authorities in the country have now changed their minds. Ethiopia entered into a return agreement with Norway in January 2012, but has so far only been willling to accept people who return voluntarily.

Jøran Kallemyr (Credit: Hakon Mosvold Larsn/NTP scanpix)

Jøran Kallemyr (Credit: Hakon Mosvold Larsn/NTP scanpix)

Jøran Kallemyr was in Ethiopia just before he resigned as Secretary of State in the Ministry of Justice recently. He then got guarantees from the Ethiopian Foreign Minister, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, according to NRK.

– The Foreign Minister, who is also a candidate to become secretary general of the World Health Organization, have said they will follow this through. We have a wide cooperation with Ethiopia on a number of development areas, so we expect them to accept their own citizens, he said.

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UNITED NATIONS: Ethiopians & Somalis flooding into Yemen despite conflict

20 Jan

Editor’s Note:

Following the collapse of the Siad Barre regime in January 1991, Somalia did not have any government for over twenty years. Only late in 2012 was a government established in that country, whose dominion does not extend into the entire territory Siad Barre had left.
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Ethiopians continue to bolt out of their country. The world does not want to ask what pushes these people in every direction, including to death trap such as Yemen – the sea & the war over there…!

20 Jan

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

When Ethiopians joined the migration from Libya or from any other direction to Europe throughout 2015 and before, European officials, international organizations and non-governmental organizations deliberately described them as Eritreans.
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UNHCR dabbles in local & int’l refugee politics, for which Ethiopia is an evidence – a top refugee producing & receiving nation

3 Nov

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

For the past 41 years, Ethiopia has been known a refugee producing country. Of late, it has also become a major refugee hosting nation, change of status the regime has exploited as source of finance and political support. There is nothing new in this, since it is always developing countries that bear the burden of both producing and protecting refugees.
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