Tag Archives: Oromia

Addis standard Editorial – Ethiopia is grappling with heightened risk of state collapse, it is time for orderly transition

27 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 
Thousands of internally displaced Oromos from the recent conflict in eastern Ethiopia remain in temporary shelters

Addis Abeba, September 27/2017 – Ethiopia is fast descending into turmoil as the result of incessant state-sanctioned violence and repression. Popular demands that precipitated a three year-long protest, which started in Oromia in 2014 and then spread to the Amhara and other regions, remain unaddressed. The discontent in the two most populous regional states, Oromia and Amhara, home to two-thirds of the country’s population of over 100 million, is deep and widespread. The resulting anxiety, expressed by serious Ethiopia watchers, is confirmed by the country’s leader, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, who once warned that the continued protests could push Ethiopia into a situation similar to what has prevailed in neighboring Somalia for the last 26 years: state collapse.
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NEWSWEEK: Why is US worried about Ethiopia? US seems to choose diplomacy over public forum to deal with TPLF regime’s rogue behaviour

20 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Conor Gaffey
 
Ethiopia is a major U.S. ally in Africa. The government in Addis Ababa has long cooperated with Washington on security and counterterrorism while benefiting generously from U.S. aid. In 2016, the U.S. pledged $809 million to Ethiopia, behind only war-torn South Sudan and Kenya, another Western ally, in sub-Saharan Africa.
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U.S. says disturbed by troubling reports of ethnic violence on the Oromia-Somali border

19 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
Statement by the U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa 

“These recent events underscore the need to make more rapid and concrete progress on reform in these areas.”

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Ethiopia’s tense ethnic federalism is being tested again! Troublingly a TPLF Janjaweed may be at work!

15 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Tom Gardner, QuartzAfria: Ethiopia’s tense ethnic federalism is being tested again
 
Addis Ababa. The federal republic of Ethiopia is one of Africa’s most daring constitutional experiments. The radical idea—that by institutionalizing ethnic divisions the country might peacefully overcome them—was a gamble from the outset. The doubters have largely been proven wrong: Ethiopia’s distinct model of ethnically-based federalism has, since it was introduced in 1995, just about worked. But a particularly nasty spate of violence along a long-contested regional boundary has alarm bells ringing once again.
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የጎሣ ግጭቱ እየተፋፋመ፣ ኦሮሞች ከሶማሌ ክልል እየተፈናቀሉ፣ ቂምን ቂም እያባባሰና ዜጎች እየሞቱ የሕወሃት አስተዳደር ሃገር ሰላም ነው ይለናል!

15 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
በሪፖርተር
 
የመንግሥት ኮሙዩኒኬሽን ጉዳዮች ጽሕፈት ቤት ኃላፊ ሚኒስትር ነገሪ ሌንጮ (ዶ/ር) ለሪፖርተር እንደተናገሩት፣ በሁለቱ ክልሎች አዋሳኝ አካባቢዎች በሚኖሩ ዜጎች የተነሳው ግጭት ለሰው ሕይወት መጥፋትና ለንብረት መውደም ምክንያት ቢሆንም አሁን ግን ቆሟል፡፡

የዚህ ችግር ዋነኛ መንስዔ ምን እንደሆነ እስካሁን ድረስ እየተጣራ መሆኑን የጠቀሱት ሚኒስትሩ፣ ለዚህ ችግር መንስዔ የሶማሌ ክልል ልዩ ኃይል ነው የተባለውን ለማጣራት መንግሥት ባደረገው ጥረት ይህ ኃይል እንዳልሆነ የክልሉ መንግሥት መናገሩን ጠቅሰዋል፡፡
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ከግብር ጭማሪው ጋር በተያያዘ የተጀመረው ተቃውሞ በተለያዩ የሃገሪቱ ክፍሎች በሥራ ማቆም አድማና ፍቃድ በመመለስ ቀጥሏል

1 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 
(ኢሳት ዜና) ከግብር ጭማሪው ጋር በተያያዘ የተጀመረው ተቃውሞ በተለያዩ ከተሞች በሥራ ማቆም አድማና ፍቃድ በመመለስ መቀጠሉ ታወቀ።

በአዲስ አበባ የተቃውሞ ጥሪ በአንዳንድ አካባቢዎች ተበትኗል።ስለ ግብር የተጠራው ስብሰባም አጀንዳው በመቀየሩ ሕዝቡ ስብሰባውን ረግጦ መውጣቱ ተገልጿል።
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Starvation looms as food runs out in drought-hit Ethiopia

22 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by AFP
 

The Somali people of Ethiopia’s southeast have a name for the drought that has killed livestock, dried up wells and forced hundreds of thousands into camps: sima, which means “equalised”.

It’s an appropriate name, they say, because this drought has left no person untouched, spared no corner of their arid region. And it has forced 7.8 million people across the whole of Ethiopia to rely on emergency food handouts to stay alive.
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Uneasy peace & simmering conflict: The Ethiopian town where three flags fly

16 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Tom Gardner in Moyale, The Guardian
 

Fresh tension in a disputed area has reopened old wounds between the Oromia and Somali states, as ethnic federalism fails to contain violence

Three different flags flutter in the breeze along the road that runs through Moyale in southern Ethiopia. The first is green, yellow and red: the colours of the Ethiopian federal state. Then, on the side of the road: red, black and white, with a tree in the centre, the colours of the Oromo. And a third: the green, white and red, with a camel in one corner, of Somalia.
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