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የብልፅግናን ቆማሪነት የኦፒዶዎው ሽመልስ አብዲሣ አጋላጭነት ኢትዮጵያን ለብርሃን አብቅቷል!

15 Aug

Posted by The EthiopiaObservatory (TEO)

 

 

 

ኦዲፒ (የኦሮሞ ብልፅግና ፓርቲ) “ለኢትዮጵያ ያዘጋጀው መቅሠፍት” አፍራሽ ቅርጹን በመያዝ ላይ ነው!

10 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

In scheming Ethiopia’s destruction, the current Oromia Region’s Acting President Shemelis Abdissa’s ambition,  seems to have picked its lessons from the 19th century Siberian peasant monk who, as a religious advisor in the court of Nicholas II, exercised enormous power to advance his open and secret agendas.

Oh Obo Shemelis is so blinded by hunger for power, his secret mission’s achievement cannot be realised without Addis Abeba being systematically reduced into a ‘district’ from Ethiopia’s/Africa’s capital city!

The cost is only Addis Abeba’s removal with genocide from its present state , aiming to beef up Shemelis Abdissa et.al’s egos! For the broader Oromos, this project advanced by Shemelis Abdissa is sold as project doe their rise!

 

 

The overall cost of this project by the Acting Oromia President is genocide in Ethiopia, which Raphael Lemikin in 2008 described as follows:

“Generally speaking, genocide does not necessarily mean the immediate destruction of a nation, except when accomplished by mass killings of all members of a nation. It is intended rather to signify a coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of essential foundations of the life of national groups, with the aim of annihilating the groups themselves. The objectives of such a plan would be the disintegration of the political and social institutions, of culture, language, national feelings, religion, and the economic existence of national groups, and the destruction of the personal security, liberty, health, dignity, and even the lives of the individuals belonging to such groups.”

 

ትርፉ ትዝብት ሆነ እንጂ፣ ኢትዮጵያ ም አዲስ አበባም በሃቀኛ ዜጎች የተቀነባሩ ስልቶችና ክንድ ለዘላለም ይቀጥላሉ!

 

‘ብልፅግና በሕዝብ አልተመረጠም… ሥልጣን የለውም’!—ኢዜማ

26 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

 

በኤኮኖሚው መስክ ብልፅግና የሚወስዳቸው እርምጃዎች በሚገባ ሊጤኑ፣ እንዲሁም የዜጎችን ተሳትፎና  ውሳኔዎች ይሻሉ!

 

 

 

From his pulpit, amid a crisis, Abiy regally dismisses all opponents

11 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

by René Lefort

After unilaterally deciding that Prosperity Party will govern until elections, the type of ruling system the Nobel laureate yearns for becomes clearer and clearer

History may show that last week was a decisive moment in the post-EPRDF era. Albeit a clear sign that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is heading in the wrong direction.

On 27 April, Prosperity Party’s Central Committee chose constitutional interpretation among the now famous four options to overcome the constitutional crisis: dissolving parliament; declaring a state of emergency; constitutional amendment; and constitutional interpretation. In advance, the government tasked a team of “highly reputable legal experts” to conduct an in-depth analysis. This was disclosed by the Prime Minister only ten days later in his 7 May address. The legal team’s composition is not public.

As if the four options were still on the table, Abiy then “consulted” opposition leaders about them on 29 and 30 April. He told his social media followers the meeting was “fruitful”, but on the occasion he also attacked the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) and Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).

To the first, as one its former militant wing is engaged in an armed struggle in Wellega, he said: “You cannot stand on the peaceful and legal struggle and armed activity”. For the second: “practice democracy on your turf. You cannot repress in Tigray and demand a free and open forum in the Federal government”.  Furthermore, he condemned those political forces allegedly working with enemies of Ethiopia. He called them “banda”, the label for Ethiopians who collaborated with Italian invaders after 1935.

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The new dominant party in Ethiopia delays democratization

22 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

by Ethiopia Insight

 

As EPRDF’s successor, Prosperity Party will assume its suffocating role

Despite being the oldest independent country in Africa, Ethiopia has no experience of peaceful, let alone democratic, transfers of power. In fact, throughout much of its history, transitions from one regime to the next have invariably been shrouded in intrigue or marred by bloodshed. The last two rounds of power transfer for which we have a living memory (the ascent to power of the Derg in 1974 and its removal in 1991) involved unimaginable cruelty and the death of an untold number of people. Even the so-called democratic elections in recent years have been accompanied by violence, which at its peak in 2005 claimed the lives of more than 300 protesters in Addis Ababa alone. As a result, every potential change of power in Ethiopia raises fears of tumult of some kind.

The rise to power of the current Prime Minster, Abiy Ahmed, has all the hallmarks of a change of power (but technically it is not). Although the groundswell of protests that brought him to power cost many lives, all the subsequent changes of laws and regulations that transformed the political landscape in the country went largely peacefully. That is partly what seems to have generated a tenuous hope for peaceful democratization through an election, which we are led to expect in a few months’ time in August. This upcoming election is to be seen as a critical test for many things. On one hand, it will test the Prime Minister’s ability to act on his promises and fulfill the unprecedented, constitutional assurance of assuming power through the ballot box. On the other, it sadly could demonstrate that our optimism was either ill-founded or premature.

It is pertinent to ask why changes involving violence and instability have dominated governance in Ethiopia for so long. In my opinion, the burning demand at the heart of the long-standing discontent has always centered on the right to self-rule at local level. Somewhat overlooked, and, at times, dangerously underestimated, is the extent of centuries-long resentment harbored by people of the southern part of the country towards administration from Addis Ababa, ever since their incorporation into modern-day Ethiopia. For many nationalities, being part of Ethiopia has meant the loss of their language, culture, religion, and land.

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የብልፅግና ፓርቲ ሕገ ወጥ ተግባራት! የአመራር ማን አለብኝንቱ ካለፉትም ቅጥ ያጣ ነው!

28 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

 

 

 

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Oromo nationalism in the era of Prosperity Party: A point of view

23 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

by Nagessa Dube, Ethiopia Insight, February 23, 2020

“It is widely agreed that the two things Ethiopia needs most are democratic progress and economic prosperity. In order to achieve these, strong political leadership is necessary. Oromo nationalists could play a critical role in providing that leadership, but to do so they must begin to see their history as Ethiopian history, since in truth they also played a huge role in nation building. The traditional Oromo nationalist narrative of oppression at the hands of highlanders must be recognized as incomplete, at best.

Right now, it makes little sense for Oromo nationalists to simply skulk away, demanding more regional power and rights, and aligning themselves with increasingly isolated elements like the OLF. If Oromo nationalist groups can instead put aside old fears and accept that dwelling on the past is counterproductive, they can seize the great opportunity of this political moment to lead the country from the centre of the federation alongside the likes of Abiy. There is no telling how much positive influence they can then exert in shaping a stronger and more stable Ethiopia.”

When Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed proposed merging the parties comprising the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) and forming a new entity called the Prosperity Party in 2019, few people believed he could or should try to accomplish it in the few months before the next election.

Changing the brand, if not completely the substance of the group that ruled Ethiopia since the communist junta was overthrown in 1991 was generally seen as a wise move, but not within such a short period of time. Even a key reform leader and current Defense Minister Lemma Megersa questioned the timing.  Nevertheless, Abiy went ahead.

The EPRDF was rooted in ‘revolutionary democracy’, a Leninist-Maoist ideology that maintains the fiction of democracy while in reality, monopolizing power under a single ruling clique. The EPRDF continued to teach this ideology to its cadres, using China and other one-party Asian states such as North Korea as political models. The EPRDF had no intention of democratizing Ethiopia, except in the perverse sense of ‘revolutionary democracy.’

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ኢትዮጵያ እንደ አፄ ቴዎድሮስ ያለ መሪ ዳግም ያስፈልጋት ይሆን?

9 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

 

 

 

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