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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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How long can Ethiopia’s state of emergency keep the lid on anger?

12 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by William Davison, The Guardian
A state crackdown has silenced ethnic Oromo people in Ethiopia, but grievances over land and rights, and a lack of political options, could reignite protests

 Oromo people stage a protest against the government near the Hora Lake at Debre Zeyit. Photograph: Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Oromo people stage a protest against the government near the Hora Lake at Debre Zeyit. Photograph: Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

In a muted show of defiance near Ethiopia’s capital city, a tall farmer glanced around before furtively crossing his arms below his waist to make the Oromo people’s resistance symbol.
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ለመሆኑ አዲስ አበባ ከተማ የማናት? ቅጥ ያጣው የሕዋሃቶች ቁማር በመሬት ዙርያ!

1 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

ሰሞኑን ሕወሃቶች አንድ ዘመቻ ጀምረዋል። ለነገሩ እንደማንኛውም የሕወሃት ነገር ሁሉ፣ ቁጥር ላይ የተመሠረተ ነው። ዛሬ ሃገራችን የውጭ ዕዳ ለስኳር ጭምር ተሸክማ ባለችበት ሁኔታ ለምን ስኳር የለም ስንል መልሱ፡ ፕሮጀክቱን የሕወሃት ሰዎች በችሎታ ማነስ አበላሸተውታል። ገንዘቡንም በልተዋል።

ታዲያ ሰሞኑ የጀመሩት ዘመቻ ትግሬዎች አዲስ አበባ ውስጥ እንደሚባለው ሃብታሞች አይደሉም የሚል ላይ ያተኮረ ነው! ፌስቡክ መልዕክት – ለመከፋፍልም የሚሞክረው – ዋናዎቹ ሃብታሞች ጎጃሜዎች ናቸው ይላል።


አዲስ አበባ ውስጥ ካሉት ከ130 በላይ ግዙፍ ሆቴሎች 11 ብቻ የትግሬዎች ባለቤቶች ሲኖራቸው፣ 38ቱ ደግሞ በጎጃሞች የተያዙ ናቸው ይላል።

ለነገሩ ማን ይሆን እያሠረ፣ ቤቶች እየደረመሠ መሬት ከጣራና ግርግዳ ሥር የሚነጥቀው፡ እየገደለና እየዘረፈ ሃብት ለራሱና ለወገኖቹ የሚያስተላልፈውና የሚያካብተው ማን ሆነና?

የሚገርመው ነገር ባለፈው ሣምንት መጀመሪያ ላይ ኢንዱስትሪዎች አዲስ አበባ አካባቢ እንዲቋቋሙ 10.5 ቢሊዮን የሚፈጁ ፕሮጀክቶች መዘጋቸታቸውን የሕወሃት ሰዎች መቃወማቸው ነው። ምክንያታቸው ምንድነው? ለምን ትግራይ ውስጥ አይሠሩም በማለት ነው! ትዊቴን ይመልከቱ!

የሚገርመው በሃገር ውስጥ ያከማቸው ሃብት ብቻ ሣይሆን፡ሕወሃት ወደ ውጭ ሃገርም ብዙ ሃብት ማሽሹ ይታወቃል!

ከላይ የተቀመጠው ቪዲዮ ላይ ጠቃሚ መረጃ ያገኛሉ!

Unknown assailants attack a bus in Gambella, Ethiopia, and kill five

30 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

ESAT News (December 29, 2016) Unknown assailants attacked a bus carrying 40 passengers outside the town of Gambella, western Ethiopia, killing five passengers.

The attackers have reportedly shot at the fuel tank of the bus that resulted in the deadly fire. State media reported that the attack took place 60 kilometers outside the town of Gambella.

Police said nine passengers sustained injuries ranging from light to serious. The attackers had fled the scene and no party took responsibility for the attack, according to police.

The injured are being treated at the Gambella Hospital.

Similar occurrence took place on March 14, 2012, when gunmen attacked a public bus and caused 19 deaths of 19 male passengers and abduction of five women, 20km (12 miles) from the regional capital in western Ethiopia.


    Gunmen kill 19 on bus in Ethiopia’s troubled Gambella Region

    Reprisal attacks in Gambella serve as cautionary tale for global land investors


የግብርና ልማቱ ዘርፍ በዘረፋና ጥፋት ጎዳና – የተለመደው የሕወሃቶች የጋምቤላ ዘረፋና በሃገር ላይ እየተፈጸመ ያለው ጥቃት

21 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ በሥልጣን ላይ የተቆናጠጠው ቡድን ግለስቦችን በዜግነታቸው ሣይሆን፡ በዘራቸው እየለካና እየመደበ ማን አንደኛ ደረጃ ተጠቃሚ እንደሚሆን የራሱን የደምና አጥንት መለኪያ መሥርቶ፡ ሃገራችንን ከፋፍሎ በተለይም ለመሬት ዘረፋ ካጋለጣት ሰንብቷል! ግንባር ቀደም ተበዳይና ብዙ ደም የፈሰሰባት ጋምቤላ በዚህ ማዕበል ምክንያት ብዙ ዜጎችን አጥታለች፤ ብዙ ዜጎችም ተሰደዋል።
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‘Mother of Corruption’ Azeb Mesfin grabs over 10,000 sq.m land at the heart of Addis Abeba to build her palace at taxpayers’ expense!

6 Nov

By በከፍያለው ገብረመድኅን The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

የሕወሃት አመራሮችና አባሎች ሁሉ በቅጥፈት የታወቁ በመሆናቸው፣ አዜብ መሥፍንም ለዘወትር ከሚታወሱበት ነገር ለሃብት ክምችት ላላቸው ፍቅር በመሆኑ፣ ባለፉት ሃያ አምስት ዓመታት ከተውት ትውስታ የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ የሚያውቃቸው የፋሽሽቱና ዘረኛው የመለስ ዜናዊ ባለቤት በማለት ብቻ ሣይሆን፣ “የሙስና እናት” ጭምር መሆናቸውን በማረጋገጥ ነው።
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