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Ethiopian Musicians Charged With Terrorism for ‘Inciting’ Song Lyrics

15 Jul

Screenshot from one of Seena’s viral Afan Oromo ‘resistance songs’ from the group’s YouTube channel.

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Endalk, GlobalVoice
Seven producers and performers of a popular YouTube music video were charged in Ethiopia in late June with terrorism for producing ‘inciting’ audio-visual materials and ‘uploading them on YouTube’.

The group members were arrested in December 2016 and were held in detention without charges until last month.
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Trump’s America could look a lot like Kenya: Guileless observant lens!

18 Nov

Editor’s Note:

    The original article by Patrick Gathara on The Washington Post appeared with the title How America Could Become an African Country. Key there is the assistance by the International Criminal Court (ICC), according to Charles Onyango-Obbo, as Patrick Gathara attests. It is said that the ICC had finally rendered Kenya an African country. This is a description of how Kenya became just like the other authoritarian African states. That truth saddens us!


Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Patrick Gathara*
Trevor Noah, the South African comedian and host of “The Daily Show,” a popular late-night news satire and talk show in the United States, once described Donald Trump as America’s first African president. In fact, Americans could do worse than look to the continent in general, and Kenya in particular, for a preview of what life under a Trump administration would be like.
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Brexit: Could it cleanse and sanitize the international non-sytem?

24 Jun

TEO Editorial :

Sanitization moment for the international system

UK’s withdrawal (Brexit) from the European Union (EU), a continental organization that for long has lost its ways, may be a revolution. We would dare to say that it may possibly have positive implications to the international system, which has become a non-system.

Difficult as Brexit may be for the people of the United Kingdom, experts and the media should refrain from weaving its story out of strands of doom and gloom.
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Eleven US Senators condemn human rights violations in Ethiopia, a hopeful resumption with little more work, belated though

22 Apr

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin, The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The draft bill co-sponsored by eleven United States senators, titled Supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia, has been referred to committee since April 20, 2016.
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Malnutrition spreads in Ethiopia, as drought worsens – reports Reuters

14 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Katy Migiro

Nairobi — Poor spring rains have made Ethiopia’s worst drought in 50 years even more severe, and the government estimates the number of districts suffering a humanitarian emergency has risen by nearly one-fifth in three months.
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Food emergency increases in politically unstable Ethiopia, as drought & human rights violations worsen

13 Apr

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

On March 23, 2016, the man in the Ethiopian prime minister’s office appealed for international humanitarian assistance on behalf of the victims of the worsening drought in Ethiopia.
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Can Ethiopia survive its own war on terror? Not for long!

4 Nov

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Christina Goldbaum

On April 2, as I waited in a doctor’s office near Nairobi, the anchor of Kenya’s morning news broadcast began reporting what would prove to be a horrific attack on Garissa University by the Somali terrorist group al-Shabab. As the early news trickled in, some people around me looked at the television screen, and others just checked their phones. Most, however, just stared impatiently at the doctor’s door.
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Obama speaks thru African Union (AU) to Africans, emphasizing importance of respecting African dignity & urging gov’ts to behave

29 Jul

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

On July 28, 2015, President Barack Obama spoke to Africans from the Mandela Hall, built by the Chinese, and his emphasis on the need to improve the lives of a billion Africans in every respect. In that regard, he was emphatic when he said, “A half-century into this independence era, it is long past time to put aside old stereotypes of an Africa forever mired in poverty and conflict.”
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