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የኦሚኔ ወቅታዊና ጠቃሚ ውይይት:            የኦሮሞ ቄሮች ግፊት የሠጡት የለውጥ ጅምር—የተወሰኑ የፖለቲካ እሥረኞች መፈታት፤ የጠ/ሚ/ሩ ሥራ መልቀቅ—ለሚቀጥለው የለውጥ ምዕራፍ መንደርደሪያ!

16 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

የውይይቱ ትኩረት፡

    (ሀ) የቄሮ የወቅቱ ሚናና የወደፊቱ አቅጣጫ

    (ለ) የጠ/ሚ/ ኃይለማሪያም ከሥራ ስንብት መጠየቅ

 


 

ተወያዮች

አወያይ፡- ደረጀ ሐዋዝ
 

    ፕሮፌ ሕዝቅኤል ገቢሣ
    ዶር ፀጋዬ አራርሳ
    ጁሃር ሞሃመድ

 

ተዛማጅ
 

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Mass protests force Ethiopia to free opposition leader

14 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Reuters
 

Mass protests force Ethiopia to free opposition leader Bekele Gerba and seven other political figures suddenly cleared of charges and let out of jail after being arrested in 2015

Ethiopia has released a senior opposition leader from prison and dropped all charges against him after demonstrators blocked roads and staged protest rallies in several towns.

Bekele Gerba, secretary general of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), was arrested in December 2015 after mass protests broke out in the Oromiya region over accusations that farmers were being forced to sell land with scant compensation.
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‘We fear for our lives’: how rumours over sugar saw Ethiopian troops kill

8 Nov

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Tom Gardner in Ambo, The Guardian
 
It began with a rumour. On 25 October, residents of Ambo, 120km west of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, heard word on social media that a shipment of smuggled sugar was due to pass through town.

“Sugar is so expensive now, the price has tripled,” explains 18-year-old Israel, a first-year undergraduate at Ambo University. “And they’re exporting it to other parts of the country but the people here don’t have any. It’s not fair.”
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With corrupt & repressive TPLF regime Ethiopia becoming a failed state a matter of time, while peacefully averted march on Harar by Oromos another poignant signal

5 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

 
Bereaved families in Ethiopia, according to Aljazeera in its Ethiopia’s bereaved families seek justice, are demanding justice for 650 anti-government protesters who were killed last year.

They were from the largest ethnic group, the Oromo, and died during a government crackdown on dissent, as extensively reported by various international news sources and on a continual basis.

Despite repeated government promises that security forces responsible for civilian deaths will be punished, so far no one has been charged.
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As Ethiopia is slowly sinking into turmoil, TPLF is finding tricky commemorating dictator Meles Zenawi’s 5th expiration anniversary

12 Aug

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 
This article goes against a longstanding Ethiopian religious teaching: don’t utter anything bad about the dead.

Probably it is a good thing, something that has shaped our citizens into the decent people they are, though have been unlucky with national leaders. I must, therefore, add that teaching has certainly not been enough to help us enjoy meaningful earthy life nor, as a people, has it so far assured us of our heavenly place.

To come to the point, the cruel rape by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) of our country on my mind, I have chosen to happily accept consequences of going against that Ethiopian standard of behaviour, instead of continuing to witness the endless abuses and exploitation by and servitude of our people to the ethnic mafiosi in power for a quarter century now!

Surprise! Surprise! Saturday is fifth anniversary of Meles Zenawi’s expiration. He was the cruelest of dictators, who has badly poisoned our country’s future and ruined its prospects to become a break out nation.
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Fire under Ashes:                            The Ongoing Struggle for Human Rights in Ethiopia

29 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Elizabeth Fraser, Oakland Institute
 
As massive protests swept across Ethiopia last year, the dire human rights situation in the country made headlines around the world. The Financial Times described it as Ethiopia’s “Tiananmen Square moment,” and then-US Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Tom Malinowski called the government’s crackdowns on dissent “self-defeating tactics.”
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It’s a mindset/political culture in Ethiopia today things should be done at someone’s expense – the TPLF has institutionalized – Part I

21 Mar

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Ethiopia under the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) is quietly experimenting its mini-nationalization of investor properties and enterprises.

Addis Abeba, Washington’s yet unsorted ally, its move would be seen as one of the most bizarre anomaly of our time. Given that the United States now is under the most hawkish business tycoon, in his own right the first United States billionaire President Donald Trump, members of his cabinet of similar wealths, the Ethiopian regime’s move is likely to smack the new US Administration on the face.

Such nationalization, anathema to the United States, the Trump Administration experiences in less than two months since assuming power could irk many, coming as it does as the most despicable political eccentricity under their early watch.
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US Congressional Hearing: Democracy Under threat in Ethiopia

11 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
Subcommittee Hearing: Democracy Under Threat in Ethiopia
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