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Former army chief calls for establishment of independent commission

10 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by The Reporter
 


“[S]ave the country from any unforeseen fate that awaits it.”


Former Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian Armed Forces, Tsadkan Gebretensae (Let. Gen.), called for the establishment of an independent commission, to prepare a level political playing field for the upcoming elections, if Ethiopia is to shrug off its current challenges and become a stable country.

In an exclusive interview with The Reporter, Tsadkan indicated that, the current situation in the country is beyond the control and management capabilities of the current system and only an independent commission, which is free from the dominance of the ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) can save the country from any unforeseen fate that awaits it.
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New exemptions from travellers duties in midst of forex crisis, ethnic conflicts, displacements, hunger & education interrupted! Perhaps a necessity for the emerging TPLF aristocracy!

30 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Addis Fortune: New Directive Exempts Travellers from Duties
 
The Ministry of Finance & Economic Cooperation (MoFEC) issued a new directive which entitles travellers to bring in items for personal use free from!customs duties.

Drafted jointly by MoFEC and Ethiopian Revenues & Customs Authority (ERCA) for the past two years, the Directive was ratified by Abraham Tekeste (PhD), minister of Finance & Economic Cooperation on December 15, 2017.
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NEWSWEEK: Why is US worried about Ethiopia? US seems to choose diplomacy over public forum to deal with TPLF regime’s rogue behaviour

20 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Conor Gaffey
 
Ethiopia is a major U.S. ally in Africa. The government in Addis Ababa has long cooperated with Washington on security and counterterrorism while benefiting generously from U.S. aid. In 2016, the U.S. pledged $809 million to Ethiopia, behind only war-torn South Sudan and Kenya, another Western ally, in sub-Saharan Africa.
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The Conflict in Eastern Ethiopia, Explained

18 Sep

Posed by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Endalk, GlobalVoices
 
Ethnic tensions between Ethiopia’s two regions, Oromia and Somali erupted into violent conflict that killed at least dozens of people and drove thousands of men, women and children from their homes during the second week of September 2017.
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“በድንበር ምክንያት ክልሎችን እያጋጨ ያለው የእኛው አመራር ነው!” ዘወትር በራሳቸው ላይ መስካሪው ጠ/ሚ ከማምታት ውጭ ኃላፊነት መሸከም አቃታቸው አይደል?

2 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
በሪፖርተር
 
ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ኃይለ ማርያም ደሳለኝ የ2009 ዓ.ም. የስድስት ወራት የሥራ አፈጻጸማቸውን ለሕዝብ ተወካዮች ምክር ቤት ሐሙስ መጋቢት 7 ቀን 2009 ዓ.ም. ካቀረቡ በኋላ ከምክር ቤቱ አባላት ለቀረቡላቸው ጥያቄዎች ምላሽ ሰጥተዋል፡፡ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ በፓርላማው ያደረጉትን ቆይታ የተከታተለው ዮሐንስ አንበርብር በፖለቲካዊ ጉዳዮች ላይ የሰጡትን ማብራሪያ እንደሚከተለው አሰናድቶታል፡፡

ጥያቄ፡- በአገሪቱ አንዳንድ አካባቢዎች ማለትም በኦሮሚያና በኢትዮጵያ ሶማሌ፣ በኦሮሚና በቤንሻንጉል ጉሙዝ፣ በአማራና በትግራይ ክልሎች አዋሳኝ ደንበሮች ጋር በተገናኘ ያልተመለሱና ለረዥም ዓመታት የሚንከባለሉ የሕዝብ ጥያቄዎች ለግጭት እየዳረጉ ይገኛሉ፡፡ ክልሎቹ ተቀራርበው ችግሮቹን ለመፍታት ሲሞክሩ አይታይም፡፡ የፌዴራል መንግሥት እነዚህን ችግሮች እስከ መቼ ነው የሚያስታምመው?
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“ኢትዮጵያ በቅርቡ ልትፈነዳ ትችላለች”         የሚል ሥጋት ላይ አሜሪካ ለመሆኗ ጭምጭምታ ተሰማ!

22 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 


 

በሱሉልታ ከተማ የአማራ ተወላጆች ናችሁ የተባሉ ተደበደቡ -አዲስ አድማስ

16 Apr

የአዘጋጁ ግርምት፡

    ሕወሃት ለዘላለም ለመንገሥ ሲዘጋጅ፡ አገሪቷን መክፋፈሉ፡ ሕዝቧን ማበጣበጡ እንደበቅሎዋ ገመዱን በራሱ ላይ ማሳጠሩ አይገርምምን? በየቀኑ ግጭት በየአቅጣጫው የማይነገርበት ቦታ ላይኖር ነው? – ጎንደር፣ አፋር፡ ሸዋ፡ ጋምቤላ፣ ኦሮሚያ፣ ትግራይ፣ ሶማሌ፡ ደቡብ፡ መሃል ከተማ … እረ ረዥም ታሪክና ጨዋ ሕዝብ ያለባት አገር ወደ እንዲህ ያለ ወራዳ ተግባር ልትገፋ አይገባም! የሕወሃት ስዎች – ለሃገሪቱ እንኳ ምንም ደንታ ባይኖራችሁ – ልጆቻችሁን እንኳ መግቢያና አገር አታሳጧቸው!

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What might a post-Meles era bring? – Analysis

10 Aug

By Yohannes Woldemariam*, Think Africa Press

As Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia concludes his 21st year of rule, and as rumours of his illness and possible demise abound, many are wondering what the future holds for the country.

There is significant anxiety within Meles’ inner circle about who will take the reins of power if the prime minister passes away and increased speculation amongst his enemies despite the regime barring the media from reporting on Meles’ health.
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