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ODF reaction to EPRDF proposed legal arrangements on Oromia’s special rights on Addis Ababa (Finfinne)

1 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
ODF Statement on EPRDF-issued Addis Abeba-Oromia future relations
The Council of Ministers of the Ethiopian federal government released a statement on the long overdue legal assertion regarding the rights of the Oromia state on the capital. After careful reading and examination of the contents of the statement, we fail to see any substantial legal remedy that addresses the concern and the demand of the Oromo people. Contrarily, some of the rights that the statement tries to list are universal rights and basic freedoms that every citizen of a given country should have enjoyed in the first place and do not need a new proclamation.
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Who is in control in Ethiopia? 

24 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Leenco Lata*

Who is presently in control in Ethiopia? This is a strange question coming from a person who never minces his words when criticizing the EPRDF for installing an authoritarian order in Ethiopia, in which the top official is unquestionably in control. It is also strange to pose the question about a country where who is in control has never really been an issue at all. Emperor Haile Selassie, Colonel Mengistu Hailemariam and Meles Zenawi were fully in control in their day and in their distinct ways. Who is in control was never in doubt during the time of these previous rulers.
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