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የሕወሃቶች የሂስና ግለሂስ ርብርብ ጠ/ሚኒስትር ተብየውን ሻንጣህን ሸክፍና ዞር በል የሚል ይመስላል

14 May

በከፍያለው ገብረመድኅን – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

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ሂስና ግለሂስ ተብሎ ሰሞኑን በሃገራችን ሕወሃት ሲያካሄድ የከረመው ጉዳይ፡ ከአንድ ቀን ከሩብ ያህል አተካራ በኋላ በጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ተብየው መጋለጥ፡ ውርደትና ግንዘት ተጠናቋል። ምናልባትም ለግንቦቱ ምርጫ ጥቂት ቀናት ሲቀሩት ይህ ሁኔታ መፈጸሙ፥ በተለይም የጠቅላይ ሚኒስትርነቱን ቢሮ ከዘረኛውና ጸረ-ኢትዮጵያው ከነበረው መለስ ዜናዊ በኋላው ይዞ የቆየው ግለስብ ላይ ሕወሃት ያስተባበረው የቃላት ድብደባ በማናቸውም መለኪያ እጅግ ሠቅጣጭና አዋራጅ ነው።
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Ethiopia: from autarchy to developmentalism

15 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Ivan Cuesta-Fernandez*

    “As fast-track growth overhauls the Ethiopian society, the regime is obliged to re-consider its recipe of mixed authoritarianism and development – as Franco’s Spain was.”

On May 24 Ethiopia will celebrate its fifth parliamentary elections. A defeat of the incumbent Ethiopia’s People Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), in power since 1991, appears as highly unlikely. Such a defeat would see the opposition making a giant stride forward from its current unique seat in the chamber. That alone reflects the EPRDF’s deliberate efforts – in the 2010 elections, marred by credible allegations of intimidation and fraud – to avoid at any rate a repetition of the ‘accident’ of 2005. Then, the regime was inflicted a devastating and utterly humiliating loss in Addis Ababa. To halt the propagation of the malaise, the then PM Meles Zenawi decided to administer the country through authoritarianism and developmentalism in equal doses. Predictably Zenawi’s death in Brussels in 2012 did not change much and his successor Hailemariam Desalegn is imparting a recipe only marginally more developmental.
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Ethiopian opposition parties face difficulties from election board entering in upcoming election

14 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Marthe van der Wolf, VOA

ADDIS ABABA— Ethiopian opposition parties say they are facing roadblocks in their efforts to register for the May elections. The parties say the National Election Board is complicating procedures for no good reason, and raising doubt that the elections will be free or fair.
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TPLF buried multi-party politics in Ethiopia a decade ago; but nation’s renewal & respect for citizens’ rights now call for sort of redux Selma 1965 civil rights action

14 Jan

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)


Selma is an American historical drama film, based on the struggle for human rights, equality and civil rights of Black Americans in the United States – the denial of voting rights as its ignition point.
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