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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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Repressive TPLF’s stranglehold puts Ethiopia & its prospects aflame

18 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Jeffrey Gentleman, NYT Africa Rising’? ‘Africa Reeling’ May Be More Fitting Now
 

“In Ethiopia’s case, the unrest appears to be just beginning. Videos show demonstrations of hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians chanting antigovernment slogans, giving a sense of the depth of discontent. The protesters hail from Ethiopia’s two largest ethnic groups, a population of more than 60 million, leading many analysts to predict that this is no passing fad.”

“You can’t eat growth.”

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October 4 letter to the UN Human Rights High Commissioner regarding the Ireecha Massacre

6 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

For backgrounder, please read Death toll from Ireecha Massacre at Bishoftu reaches 678; likely to rise further
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መደመጥ ያለበት፣ሕወሃት በሃገራችን ስለፈጠረው የኢትዮጵያ ፖለቲካል ኤኮኖሚ ብአዴን ስብሰባ ላይ የቀረበ ጥርት ያለ ግንዛቤ የሚሰጥ ትንተና

6 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Death toll from Ireecha Massacre at Bishoftu reaches 678; likely to rise further

4 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

The Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), whose assessment is usually reliable, is now telling the world that last Sunday’s death toll in Ethiopia is still dynamic, dead bodies left in unexpected of places. By individual count of the number of the dead, according to the OFC source informing the Voice of America (audio hereunder), Ethiopia has so far lost 678 citizens.
 

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Optimists hoping for peace in Ethiopia with TPLF have hardly thought through the nature of today’s problems of our country. US also needs to cleanse its name & image alliance with TPLF murders has spoiled

13 Sep

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) is habitually dishonest and a mafia group in power in Ethiopia.

After the cruelties it has perpetrated especially during the past two years, things have gotten worse all the more. In view of this I have chosen to sink in my head and see if anything better could emerge next for this unfortunate country. I am convinced that the biggest success for Ethiopia is not only what comes next; it is whether Ethiopians could succeed in completely removing the roots and branches of the TPLF mafiosi from power and for good!
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ሕወሃት ሌላውን ወገን ሲገድል ምክንያት ወዲያውኑ ይፈጥራል፤ ለምን ይሆን አማራው ከንጋቱ የተነከሰው? ዶር ዲባባ ተስፋዬ መልስ አላቸው!

9 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)


 

የቪድዮው ምንጭ
 

The ‘Ethiopia rising’ narrative and the Oromo protests

21 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Awol K Allo*
 

So much for the “Ethiopia rising” meme which Ethiopian authorities ostentatiously promote to camouflage the repressive nature of the state.

A new report published by Human Rights Watch on the Oromo protests depicts a disturbing picture of a government that thrives on systematic repression and official violence.
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