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Ethiopia and the United States: Can the Crisis be Prevented?

26 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Dawit W Giorgis
 
The simmering crisis in Ethiopia has reached a boiling point. It is extremely serious and every person who has watched Ethiopia closely knows that. It is not simply about repression and extrajudicial killings, stifling of freedom of expression, but most of all it is about ethnic politics; a minority government, representing in theory 6% of the population, that is in complete control of the state machinery including the economic political and state apparatus. This is the part that the US and other European governments and the mainstream media do not want to discuss when referring to the regime in Ethiopia.
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NEWSWEEK: Why is US worried about Ethiopia? US seems to choose diplomacy over public forum to deal with TPLF regime’s rogue behaviour

20 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Conor Gaffey
 
Ethiopia is a major U.S. ally in Africa. The government in Addis Ababa has long cooperated with Washington on security and counterterrorism while benefiting generously from U.S. aid. In 2016, the U.S. pledged $809 million to Ethiopia, behind only war-torn South Sudan and Kenya, another Western ally, in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Fresh troops into Oromia Region because of ethnic clashes; TPLF addressing the problem w/o disarming the killers, the Liyu Police, heart of the problem!

19 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
CGTN Africa
 

 
Ethiopia has sent troops into its eastern Oromia region following renewed ethnic clashes between the people in the Ethiopia Somali and the Oromia regions. Thousands are reportedly fleeing the area, and close to 30 people are reported to have been killed.
 

Meantime reports are surfacing about persecution of those that did not participate in the Qimant referendum, according to DE Amharic Service.

Likewise, there wa report of violence against Amharas and Qimants in Geledba, where two Qimants and an Amhara person were killed.
 

U.S. says disturbed by troubling reports of ethnic violence on the Oromia-Somali border

19 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
Statement by the U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa 

“These recent events underscore the need to make more rapid and concrete progress on reform in these areas.”

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The Conflict in Eastern Ethiopia, Explained

18 Sep

Posed by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Endalk, GlobalVoices
 
Ethnic tensions between Ethiopia’s two regions, Oromia and Somali erupted into violent conflict that killed at least dozens of people and drove thousands of men, women and children from their homes during the second week of September 2017.
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Ethiopia’s tense ethnic federalism is being tested again! Troublingly a TPLF Janjaweed may be at work!

15 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Tom Gardner, QuartzAfria: Ethiopia’s tense ethnic federalism is being tested again
 
Addis Ababa. The federal republic of Ethiopia is one of Africa’s most daring constitutional experiments. The radical idea—that by institutionalizing ethnic divisions the country might peacefully overcome them—was a gamble from the outset. The doubters have largely been proven wrong: Ethiopia’s distinct model of ethnically-based federalism has, since it was introduced in 1995, just about worked. But a particularly nasty spate of violence along a long-contested regional boundary has alarm bells ringing once again.
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የጎሣ ግጭቱ እየተፋፋመ፣ ኦሮሞች ከሶማሌ ክልል እየተፈናቀሉ፣ ቂምን ቂም እያባባሰና ዜጎች እየሞቱ የሕወሃት አስተዳደር ሃገር ሰላም ነው ይለናል!

15 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
በሪፖርተር
 
የመንግሥት ኮሙዩኒኬሽን ጉዳዮች ጽሕፈት ቤት ኃላፊ ሚኒስትር ነገሪ ሌንጮ (ዶ/ር) ለሪፖርተር እንደተናገሩት፣ በሁለቱ ክልሎች አዋሳኝ አካባቢዎች በሚኖሩ ዜጎች የተነሳው ግጭት ለሰው ሕይወት መጥፋትና ለንብረት መውደም ምክንያት ቢሆንም አሁን ግን ቆሟል፡፡

የዚህ ችግር ዋነኛ መንስዔ ምን እንደሆነ እስካሁን ድረስ እየተጣራ መሆኑን የጠቀሱት ሚኒስትሩ፣ ለዚህ ችግር መንስዔ የሶማሌ ክልል ልዩ ኃይል ነው የተባለውን ለማጣራት መንግሥት ባደረገው ጥረት ይህ ኃይል እንዳልሆነ የክልሉ መንግሥት መናገሩን ጠቅሰዋል፡፡
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Analysis of rising death toll, displacement & protests in East, South & South East Ethiopia. What lies beneath?

15 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Liyat Feleke, Addis Standard
 
Addis Abeba, September 13/2017 – Increasing numbers of civilian casualties due to military actions in parts of east, south and south east Ethiopia over the last weeks has now led to fresh protests, more deaths and displacements in several places in eastern Ethiopia.

On the other hand, federal and regional authorities have gone from denial to pointing fingers at one another to explain the root cause of what is visibly becoming an alarming breach of peace and stability in many areas bordering the Oromia and Somali regional states.
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