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US alerts citizens to Ethiopia’s unpredictable security situation & unpredictable regime’s response

25 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
Given the unpredictable security situation, U.S. citizens in Ethiopia should have alternate communication plans in place, and let family and friends know that communication may be limited while you are in Ethiopia, according to US travel warning issued about two hours ago.
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Politics of Death: The map maker who finds the bodies in Ethiopia’s land battle

29 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Sally Hayden, Reuters
It was late 2015 when Endalk Chala began documenting deaths in his home country of Ethiopia, scouring Facebook, Twitter, and blogs to piece together who had died and where.

Chala comes from Ginchi, a town 72 km (45 miles) from Addis Ababa where protests began in November 2015, initially over a government plan to allocate large swathes of farmland to the capital city for urban development.
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Golden era of growth fails to mask deeper grievances in Ethiopia

22 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Hanna Blyth, Fragile States Index
Since the end of an almost two-decades long civil war that began in 1991, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) has provided relative political stability and enabled strong economic development. Though an inter-state conflict with Eritrea over disputed territory flared in 1998-2000, since the ceasefire was declared between the two countries in December 2000, Ethiopia has been on a path of strong fiscal growth and has become an increasingly respected player within the international community. Ethiopia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has risen from US$8.2 billion in 2000, to an impressive US$61.5 billion in 2015 – coinciding with major injections of foreign capital from development partners. Looking past these golden dollar sign headlines, however, there are signals that deep social and political fissures have the potential to set the country back on a path to conflict.
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በጋምቤላ መሬት የተቀራመቱ የቀን ጅቦች ሕጉ ተፈጻሚ እንዳይሆንባቸው ለደጋፊዎቻቸው ዋይታቸውን እያሰሙ ነው! ምነው ዋና ዘራፊዎቹ እዚህ አልተጠቀሱ?

27 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

አዲስ አበባ ፣ ሚያዚያ 19 ፣ 2009 (ኤፍ ቢ ሲ) የእፎይታ ጊዜያችን ሳያልቅ እንዲሁም በመሬት መደራረብ ምክንያት ስራ አቁሙ በተባልንበት ሁኔታ ውላችን እንዲሰረዝ ተደርጎብናል ሲሉ በጋምቤላ ክልል በግብርና ኢንቨስትመንት ላይ የተሰማሩ ባለሀብቶች ቅሬታቸውን ያሰማሉ።
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የጋምቤላ ሙስና ደረጃ በዛሬው ዜና ሲታይ፣ ለሕግ የሚገዛ አስተዳደር የሌላት ኢትዮጵያ ሃገሪቷን በየደረጃው ‘መረን የለሿ ምዕራብ’ – (Wild West) አድርጓታል!

23 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
በጋምቤላ ክልል ተገቢ ያልሆነ የኢንቨስትመንት ፍቃድና የመሬት ካርታ በመስጠት ምንጩ ያልታወቀ ሃብት ያፈሩ ግለሰቦች ክስ ተመሰረተባቸው
አዲስ አበባ ፣ ሚያዚያ 13 ፣ 2009 (ኤፍ ቢ ሲ) በጋምቤላ ክልል ከ28 በላይ ለሆኑ ባለሃብቶች ተገቢ ያልሆነ የኢንቨስትመንት ፍቃድና የመሬት ካርታ በመስጠትና በባንክ ካዝናቸው ምንጩ ያልታወቀ ከ20 ሚሊየን ብር በላይ ሃብት ያፈሩ ከ25 በላይ ሰራተኛ እና ሃላፊዎች ላይ ክስ ተመሰረተ።

በጋምቤላ ከተማ ከፍተኛ ፍርድ ቤት ወንጀል ችሎት የቀረበው ክስ፥ የክልሉ የመሬት አስተዳደር ባለስልጣን፣ የኢንቨስትመንት ኤጀንሲ እንዲሁም በሕገወጥ ተግባሩ አገናኝ የነበሩ ደላሎች ላይ የተመሰረተ ነው።
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Ethiopia has become run or die: Desperate choice of surviving in landslide

20 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Chris Stein (AFP)
One minute, Zemed Derib stood negotiating with her precocious siblings who had locked themselves inside their uncle’s home as a prank.

The next, the playful scene gave way to horror as the hillside of the rubbish dump above them collapsed.
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‘It’s life and death’: how the growth of Addis Ababa has sparked racial tensions

13 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Jason Burke, The Guardian

Addis Ababa had a plan – to expand, and lead newly prosperous Ethiopia into a brave new century. But after protests led to a violent and harrowing state crackdown, what happens next could reverberate across Africa.

‘We are marginalised in everything’

Police fire tear gas to disperse protesters during Irreecha, the thanksgiving festival of the Oromo people in Bishoftu town of Oromia region, Ethiopia. Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

Drive out of Addis Ababa’s new central business district, with its five-star hotels, banks and gleaming office blocks. Head south, along the traffic-choked avenues lined with new apartment blocks, cafes, cheap hotels and, in the neighbourhood where the European Union has its offices, several excellent restaurants. Go past a vast new church, the cement skeletons of several dozen unfinished housing developments, under a new highway and swing left round the vast construction site from which the new terminal for the Ethiopian capital’s main international airport is rising.
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Ethiopia’s (TPLF’s) cruel con game

5 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by David Steinman (Forbes)
In what could be an important test of the Trump Administration’s attitude toward foreign aid, the new United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, and UN aid chief Stephen O’Brien have called on the international community to give the Ethiopian government another $948 million to assist a reported 5.6 million people facing starvation.
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