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Opposition parties statement on election postponement

5 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia has announced that it will be unable to conduct the 2020 national elections due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Subsequently, the House of Peoples’ Representatives approved the election postponement. According to the constitution, the term of office of government is five years, which means that the current government’s constitutional mandate will come to an end on 10 October 2020. With that in mind, the government has tabled four proposals as potential remedies to manage the power vacuum that would occur when its current term expires on October 10. After a careful and considered review of the proposed alternatives, we, the undersigned parties, issue the following statement.

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Human desperation: Ethiopians forced to flee to Yemen, a war zone as it has been, while others fleeing!

12 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Rachel Savage and Mohammed Ali Kalfood, IRIN

Credit: UNHCR/JBjorgivionsson

Newcomers don’t want to stay long in Obock. In the summer, 50°C temperatures and ferocious sandstorms sear this dusty port in Djibouti’s underdeveloped north. And yet this small town has become a haven for two very different groups. Travelling south are refugees fleeing the war in Yemen, 25 kilometres away across the Bab-el-Mandeb strait. Heading in the opposite direction: Ethiopian migrants taking smugglers’ vessels towards the very same conflict.
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የኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ በራሱ ረዳት ካፕቴን መጠለፍ የአገራችንን የአመራር ችግሮችና የሃሣብ ድህነት ክፉኛ አጋልጧል!

18 Feb

በክፍያለው ገብረመድኅን – The Ethiopia Observatory

የካቲት 17 በጥዋት የጠለፋውን ዜና እንደስማሁ፡ የቅድምያ ተግባሬ ያደረግሁት ለማዘጋጀው ድህረ ገጽ መረጃዎችን ማሰባስብና መረጃዎቹን መመዘን ነበር። ለዚህም ስል: ያሰባስብኩት መረጃ ምን ያህል ለእውነተኝው ሁኒታ ቅርበት አለው የሚለውን በመመዘን ጥቂት ጊዜ አሳለፍሁ።
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TPLF’s fiction says human trafficking down in Ethiopia by 8% in 2013: How does it know?

3 Sep

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin   –  The Ethiopia Observatory

                                              Part I

Ethiopia’s Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MOLSA) at the end of August 2013 reported that in the 2012/2013 budget year, human trafficking – the smuggling of people out of the country by force or deceitful means – went down by 8.0 percent, i.e., from a high of 198,000 in 2011/2012 to 182,000.
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Crystal gazing 2013: The relations between Ethiopia and UK in perspective

23 Feb

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin

2013 seems hardly a promising year, at least, not for everyone. I know it from the experience of my country that it is not, as bad policies have piled up to roil governance. While it still is too early to be conclusive, not Brazil, not China nor India have also fluttered any positive signals about 2013.
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