Tag Archives: Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

The Addis Abeba conference on financing for development may go distances in donors increasingly officializing linkage between their development & security interests

13 Jul

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The expectations on the Addis Abeba conference on financing for development (FFD3), to be held from July 13 -16, 2015, are far greater than the international political and economic milieu allows.
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TPLF’s hunger for cash crops & forex has been forcing more land grab and the consequent evictions & dehumanization of Ethiopians

11 Apr

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The shooting on March 9, 2015 by the police of food producing farmers in Algé Kebele – a farming neighborhood around Lake Abaya in Gamo Gofa, Southern Ethiopia – was cruelly revolting. Listening to the interview of a witness on ESAT radio on April 3, 2015 and seeing the pictures, the sense of helplessness with which the poor farmers were incapacitated – notwithstanding their high numbers – to say the least, was terribly inhuman and disturbing.
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