Tag Archives: popular anger

Ethiopia’s attraction to foreign investors fast dissipating in the face of concerted popular uprising

10 Oct

Editor’s Note:

    TPLF’s political crises, which would surely mark its end must serve as a lesson for nations across Africa. Foreign investors cannot save a nation or its future.

    Nor can their anti-terrorism or anti-civil society laws or the arms they have donned head to toe can save national governments.

    Rather it is the alliance forged between the people and democratic governments that are aware key to governance is the consent and will of the governed.

    It took the TPLF so many killings, deceits, and finally a state of emergency when it understood this too late, neither of which are saving it from being dethroned. The people have lost lost faith in it!

    Corrupt;  crooked; dishonest; greedy! These are bad enemies of good governance.

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Ethiopia’s previously divided ethnic groups are unifying to protest against minority TPLF regime

9 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Abdi Latif Dahir*

Ethiopia has experienced significant economic growth over the last 25 years, in part by embracing an authoritarian development model. But dissatisfaction with the government’s heavy-handed approach has mounted in recent months, culminating this weekend with thousands of demonstrators from two ethnic groups taking to the streets for the first time together to demand land reform, full political participation, and an end to human rights abuses in the country.
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Protests by Ethiopian Oromos continue amid TPLF harsh crackdowns

24 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
Al Jazeera news
Protesters continue to clash with security forces in what has spiralled into Ethiopia’s largest unrest in decades.

Fitale Bulti, with a picture of her nephew Ulfata Bulti, 12, who was killed by security forces while participating in protests in December /[Al Jazeera]

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – At first sight, things seem to have returned to normality in the town of Ambo, 120 kilometres west of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. Few uniformed security forces are visible on the streets. People seem to go about their daily lives as usual.
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የፖሊስ ኮሚሽንን ተጠሪነት ለጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ተብየው ማድረጉ የሕወሃት ዓላማ የ2005ን ጭፍጨፋ በመድገም ለተቆጣ ሕዝብ ማስፈራሪያነት መሆኑ አያጠራጥርም

22 Mar

በከፍያለው ገብረመድኅን – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

የሕወሃት ፖሊስ ኮሚሽን ተጠሪነት ለጊዜው ለጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ እንዲሆን ረቂቅ አዋጅ ለፓርላማ መቅረቡን ፋና በዛሬው ዕለት ዘግቦታል። የዚህም ዓላም አንድና አንድ ብቻ ነው:

ዲክታተር መለስ ዜናዊም በ2005 ሕወሃት ባጭበረበረው ምርጫ ማግሥት ያደረገውም ይኽው ስለነበር ያንኑ ‘የድል ፈለግ’ ለመከተል የተወሰደ እርምጃ ነው። ወንድ ሴት ሳይባል አያሌ ወገኖቻችንን አጋዚ በብሩህ ጸሃይ መረሸኑና መጭፍጨፉ ይታወሳል!
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“ከትግራይ እስከ ደቡብ ጫፍ ሕዝቡ ተመሳሳይ ቅራኔ ፈጥሯል በአንዳንድ አካባቢ በእጁ ዞር በሉ ብሎናል…”!                                             ኅይለማርያም የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ በሥልጣን ላለው ሽፍታው ሕወሃት ያለውን ጥላቻ በግልጽና በትክክል እንዳስቀመጠው!

13 Mar

Editor’s Note:

The March 10, 2016 statement by the prime minister is the first of its kind, i.e., owning all the nation’s problems, is an honest and open assessment. In that statement, he apologized for the massacres TPLF’s Agazi committed on the Oromo people!
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ሃገሪቱን ለፖለቲካው ሲል በዘር ከፋፍሎ የጀመረው ሕወሃት፥ ከኮንሶ ሕዝብም እራስን በራስ የማስተዳደር ጥያቄ ቀረበለት!

8 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

የደቡብ ክልል ብሄር ብሔረሰብ አስተዳደር ባለስልጣናት የዞን ጥያቄዉ አይፈቀድም ከማለታቸዉም በላይ በእራትና ሕዝቡን እንያገሉቱት እንደሆነ ይነገራል።

የኮንሶ ሕዝብ እራሱን በራሱ ለማስተዳደር ያቀረበዉ የዞን ጥያቄ በክልሉ ባለስልጣናት ተቀባይነት ያለማግኘቱን ተከትሎ ባለስልጣናት ልዩ ወታደራዊ ኃይል አስፍነዉብናል ይላሉ፣ ከአካባቢዉ ወደ አሜሪካ ድምጽ ራዲዮ ስልክ የደወሉ።

የሃምሳ ሺህ 33 አካባቢዉ ሕዝብ የፈረመዉና ፊርማዎችን አሰባሰበዉ በቀበሌዎችና በወረዳ ምክር ቤት የጸደቀ የዞን ጥያቄ ተቀባይነት እንዳላገኘ ሕዝቡ የወከለዉ ነዉ የተባለ ኮሚቴ አባል ገልጸዉልናል።

የደቡብ ክልል ብሄር ብሔረሰብ አስተዳደር ባለስልጣናት የዞን ጥያቄዉ አይፈቀድም ከማለታቸዉም በላይ በእስራትና ሕዝቡን እንያገሉቱት ነዉ ብለዉናል።

ላለፉት በርካታ ቀናት ባለስልጣናቱን ለማነጋገር ያደረግነዉ ጥረት ግን አልተሳካም፥ የክልሉን ምክትል ርእሰ መስተዳደር አቶ ክፍሌ ገብረ ማሪያምን ለማናጋገር ተደጋጋሚ ሙከራ አድርገን ነበር ስልካቸዉ አይነሳም፥ የክልሉ አፈ ጉባኤ አቶ ለማ ገዙማ ግን ስብሰባ ላይ ሰለሆኑ መልሰን እንድንደዉል ነገረዉን፥ መላልሰን ብንደዉል ልናገኛቸዉ አልቻልንም፣ ወደፊት ጥረታችንን እንቀጥላለን።

ኮንሶ ስላለበት ሁኔታ ግን ሕዝቡን ወክለዉ ኮሚቴ አባል አቶ ገመቹ ደንፌ ትዝታ በላቸዉን አነጋግረዋል። ዝርዝሩን ለማዳመጥ የድምጽ ፋይሉን ይጫኑ።
/የአሜሪካ ድምጽ ራዲዮ

Sudan is hungry for change, but who will take on Omar al-Bashir?

8 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by David Smith

    “The regime has many critics but a fragmented opposition and harsh crackdowns by the state have left a revolution in need of a leader.”


    “We really need a consensus on who would replace this government and that, I must admit, is not on the table at the moment. People do not want to go out and die like lambs. People would rather go out and die for the future of their children and grandchildren. They need some sort of security of vision – otherwise it’s just massacres.”

    – Dr Amin Mekki Medani, 72, a human rights lawyer and president of the Confederation of Sudanese Civil Society Organisations

On a balmy evening in Khartoum, waiters glided across a clipped, floodlit lawn to serve a well-heeled crowd canapés of chicken, salmon and shrimp. It was the opening night of a film festival and, after some turgid speeches, guests gathered under the stars to watch a biopic of Patrice Lumumba, the Congolese independence fighter who overthrew a brutal and despotic regime.
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