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Ethiopia — along with Mexico — the most-worsened country since 2016

7 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Hanna Blyth, The Fragile States Index
 
Since the end of an almost two-decades long civil war that began in 1991, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) has provided relative political stability and enabled strong economic development. Though an inter-state conflict with Eritrea over disputed territory flared in 1998-2000, since the ceasefire was declared between the two countries in December 2000, Ethiopia has been on a path of strong fiscal growth and has become an increasingly respected player within the international community.
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Ethiopia 2010 federal budget:  Popular resistance educating lawless TPLF the limits of power

1 Sep

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

“መለስ ዜናዊ … ‘ክልሎች ቢፈልጉ ገንዘቡን ያቃጥሉት‘ ብሎ ኦዲተር ለማ አርጋው ያዘጋጁትን ኦዲት ሪፖርት አንቋሾ ግለሰቡንም አዋርዶ፡ በጀት እስከዛሬ በአንደኛ ደረጃ ለሕወሃቶች፣ ቀጥሎም ለሙሰኛ ፖለቲከኞች/ትናንሽ ፖለቲካ ካድሬዎች እንደፈለጉ ለፈንጠዝያ እንዲሆን በር መክፈቱና ተጠያቂነትን አሳውሮ መሄዱ የአደባባይ ምሥጢር ነው።”

UNOFFICIAL TRANSLATION

“Meles Zenawi’s statement in parliament … ‘[T]he regions could burn their monies should they so wish’ has gone a long way in destroying official accountability thereby undermining the rule of law in Ethiopia. In disparaging former Auditor-General Lemma Argaw’s audit report, attacking his person in public not only has Meles Zenawi devalued the importance of national budget. But also with that as official authorisation, he has opened the gates of corruption primarily to TPLF bosses, other corrupt politicians and small time political cadres to utilise public funds as their fiesta paycheck.”

ትልቁ የኢትዮጵያ ‘ፌደራል’ በጀት ድክመቱ፣ገጽታዎቹና ውስብስብ ችግሮቹ

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Smugglers ‘deliberately drowned’ migrants near Yemen — TPLF as the push factor!

10 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by DW
 
Up to 50 people believed to have been migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia have been “deliberately drowned” near Yemen. The UN’s migration agency has called the killings “shocking and inhumane.”
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ድንገተኛ የገንዘብ ሚኒስትሩ ትውስታ?         የግብር ገቢ አሰባሰብና የወጪ ንግድ አፈጻጸም ዝቅተኛነት የ2010 በጀትን ለማሳካት እንደሚያዳግት የገንዘብ ሚ/ሩ ዶክተር አብርሃም ተከስተ አመኑ!

23 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

አዲስ አበባ ፣ ሰኔ 16 ፣ 2009 (ኤፍ ቢ ሲ) የ2009 ዓ.ም ደካማ የግብር ገቢ አሰባሰብ እና እያሽቆለቆለ ያለው የወጪ ንግድ ገቢ ሳይስተካከል የ2010 በጀትን ማሳካት ከባድ እንደሚሆን የገንዘብና ኢኮኖሚ ልማት ትብብር ሚኒስትሩ ዶክተር አብርሃም ተከስተ ተናገሩ።

የገንዘብና ኢኮኖሚ ልማት ትብብር ሚኒስቴር እቅዱን ለማሳካት በሚያስችሉ ጉዳዮችና በአጠቃላይ በጀት አጠቃቀሙ ዙሪያ በህዝብ ተወካዮች ምክር ቤት ከነዋሪዎችና ከሚመለከታቸው አካላት ጋር ውይይት አካሂዷል።
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Data show Ethiopia as one of the five top national deteriorations in global & regional peace terms

1 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Global Peace Index 2017
 

Change in score 2014/15: +0.193

Change in rank 2014/15: 16
 
A welcome development is the fact that this year’s biggest fallers deteriorated to a lesser extent than the worst performers in the last edition of the GPI; indeed this year’s top faller, Ethiopia, had a score change less than half of that of last year’s top faller, Yemen. The five worst-performing countries are all in the sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East and North Africa regions.

Ethiopia’s score has suffered as a result of violent protests that led to a state of emergency giving the government significant powers to crack down on dissidents.
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The Economist likens Ethiopia’s false choice of development over democracy as evidence of its choice to become Africa’s house of cards

26 Apr

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

“But with political freedom now a thing of the past, the government’s legitimacy rests on it delivering the prosperity it has long promised to all its citizens.”

Development now and democracy later is a non-starter for the throngs of these angry Ethiopian youth that with every passing day has less or nothing to lose! (Credit: AFP/Getty Images via The Economist)

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ታስረው የተፈቱት ‘ሥልጠና ላይ ከረሙ’ ተባለ፤ ግርፋትና ሰቆቃ ተፈጽሞብናል የሚሉም አሉ! የቱን እንመን? አሁን በአካባቢያቸው የሚደርስባቸው ነገር እንደማይኖርና ተረጋግተው መደበኛ ሕይወታቸውን እንዲቀጥሉ ተነግሯቸዋል! ተግዳሮቶቻቸውን ወይንስ የቱን ይመኑ?

24 Dec

“አይደገምም!” – ጉልበተኛው ተጠቂውን የሚያስገባው ግዴታ! (ኢዜአ ፎቶ)


Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

ከሰሞኑ ሕወሃት አሥር ሺ የሚጠጉ ነጻነታቸውንና መብቶቻቸውን የተገፈፉ ታጋዮችን ቢፈታም፣ ነገሩ ውሃ ቅዳ ውሃ መልስ ሆኖ፣ የአምቦ ተማሪዎች ለረዥም ጊዜ የታሠሩ የፖለቲካ እሥረኞች ይፈቱ በማለት ሠልፍ በማድረግ ሲጠይቁ፡ እንደተለመደው የሕወሃት ኮማንዶች ተማሪዎቹን በመክበብ ብዙዎቹን ከቀጠቀጡ በኋል ቁጥራቸው ከፍተኛ የሆነ ወጣቶችን ወደ እሥር ወርውረዋቸዋል!
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Could democratic Italy ever take side with fascistic TPLF against the Ethiopian people?

11 Dec

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 
We learned early this week about the visit to Ethiopia of the newly-appointed Italian Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa, Ambassador Luciano Pezzotti. The visiting Horn point man for Italy had been in Addis Abeba for days since December 8, 2016, consulting with officials of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) regime.

Italy has had historical ties and strong bilateral relations with Horn of Africa nations, especially Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia. It is possible to assume that his mission to Ethiopia at this point is an Italian initiative, linked to Italy’s status as an incoming newest member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) beginning January 1, 2017 – like Ethiopia.
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