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BEARING THE BRUNT:         Ethiopia’s crisis is a result of decades of land disputes and ethnic power battles

31 Oct
Bracing for the future. (Reuters/Tiksa Negeri)

Bracing for the future. (Reuters/Tiksa Negeri)

“The unrest has triggered a collapse in tourism, even though Ethiopia was voted the world’s best tourism destination in 2015. Analysts say investors will also need to see indications of long-lasting reforms before they commit to new ventures. The unrest is also dividing the country with Tigrayans being held collectively responsible for the ubiquity of TPLF dominance.”

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Abdi Latif Dahir
When anti-government protests rocked Gondar city in northern Ethiopia in July, ethnic Tigrayans living in the Amhara region started fleeing. For a quarter of a century, the Tigrayans, who make up only 6% of the country’s over 100 million population, have enjoyed disproportionate influence and representation in government.

But as the latest wave of protests intensified, ordinary Tigrayans in the Amhara region were now reportedly saying that their homes and businesses were being attacked because of their perceived affiliation with the government. The protests, which started in Nov. 2015, were largely fronted by the Oromo and Amhara communities, and the ruling party was yet to budge on both communities’ demands for expanded political, economic and human rights.
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ሕወሃት መራሹ ኢሕአዴግ መቀሌ ላይ በወሰደው የፖለቲካ ውሳኔ ምክንያት ሃገራችን አንድ ግዙፍ እርምጃ ወደኋላ ትራመዳለች

31 Aug

በከፍያለው ገብረመድኅን – Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

መቀሌ በመካሄድ ላይ የነበረው አሥረኛው የኢሕአዴግ ስብሰባ “ሕዝባዊ አደራን በላቀ ዕድገትና ትርንስፎርሜሽን” ፖለቲካዊ፡ ኢኮኖሚያዊ፡ ማኅበረ ስብዓዊ፡ ድርጅታዊ፡ ልማታዊ፡ የመልካም አስተዳደርና የዲሞክራሲ ተግባራት አፈጻጸሞችን ከገመገመ በኋላ፥ እንደ ተጠበቀው ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ተብየው በያዘው ድርጅታዊ ሊቀ መንበርነትና አስተዳደራዊ አመራር ከአቶ ደመቀ መኮንን ጋር በሥራቸው እንዲቀጥሉ ወስኗል።
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