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Addis Abeba death toll rises to 82; TPLF regime not providing tools to rescue workers

14 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Scuffles break out in Ethiopia as bereaved families accuse rescue workers of delays after rubbish collapse kills scores.

Bereaved families scuffled with rescue workers on Tuesday at a dump in the Ethiopian capital where the collapse of a mountain of rubbish killed at least 82 people on Saturday.

Relatives pushed and shoved emergency workers, angrily accusing them of delays and saying dozens of people were still missing after the disaster at the Reppi dump.
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Dictatorship-beaten nation could never rise for anything good, but prison & deaths now also Koshe so far claiming 72 lives

14 Mar

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The TPLF regime’s everyday focus is how it could tighten its grip on power. Yes, with its martial law, whose six months shelflife has already expired in the eyes of the nation’s law (Article 93 (3)), it continues to impose fear and lawlessness across the nation, imprisoning and killing citizens at will.

This simply means that Ethiopia is no country with the rule of law. It is the will of the TPLF that has been causing the nation’s misery in these past 26 years, such as this tragedy – an added authenticity of its authoritarianism.
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‘It’s life and death’: how the growth of Addis Ababa has sparked racial tensions

13 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Jason Burke, The Guardian

Addis Ababa had a plan – to expand, and lead newly prosperous Ethiopia into a brave new century. But after protests led to a violent and harrowing state crackdown, what happens next could reverberate across Africa.

‘We are marginalised in everything’

Police fire tear gas to disperse protesters during Irreecha, the thanksgiving festival of the Oromo people in Bishoftu town of Oromia region, Ethiopia. Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

Drive out of Addis Ababa’s new central business district, with its five-star hotels, banks and gleaming office blocks. Head south, along the traffic-choked avenues lined with new apartment blocks, cafes, cheap hotels and, in the neighbourhood where the European Union has its offices, several excellent restaurants. Go past a vast new church, the cement skeletons of several dozen unfinished housing developments, under a new highway and swing left round the vast construction site from which the new terminal for the Ethiopian capital’s main international airport is rising.
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PM Hailemariam Desalegn’s Finnish alma mater to confer honorary doctorate on its former student

12 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The Tampere University of Technology (TUT) in Finland has decided to award an honorary doctorate degree to Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn in May 2017, according to information on TUT webpage.

The university extended its invitation to possible candidates from both Finland and foreign countries, with emphasis on the degree to be conferred in “recognition of excellence in fields represented at the University and other exceptional scientific, artistic or social merits.”
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Timely Ethiopian teachers’ warning against TPLF divisiveness: Teachers accuse TPLF of promoting supremacy of its ethnic group at the expense of others

9 Feb

Editor’s Note:

    The article hereunder is a very serious warning by the Amhara region teachers about the consequences of ethnic discrimination primarily for the TPLF regime itself and also for the continued existence of Ethiopia.

    This comes a day before similar rebuke to the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) from the Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM). It is rather the strongest warning to date and the first of its kind by one of the four-member coalition of the Ethiopian Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) supposedly running Ethiopia.
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Defying TPLF’s digital crackdown in Ethiopia

3 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Barney Cullum
 
Tigrayans, an ethnic group representing just six per cent of Ethiopia’s population, ‘own’ the country’s coalition government. This, the view of the Ethiopian Border Affairs Committee NGO, reflects the resentment felt by much of the majority ethnic group, the Oromo people, towards the ruling elite.
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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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Is Ethiopia at peace within itself because of TPLF martial law, as the PM seems to assure Addis Abeba-resident diplomats Thursday?

22 Nov

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

If peace is not the mere absence of war, for a long time now Ethiopians have neither peace nor security to enjoy. The artificial and forced division between peace & security on one hand and rights and freedoms on the other further characterizes the profound deprivation Ethiopians have been relegated to.

Six days ago, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn unequivocally confirmed to the international community on Thursday November 17, 2016 through their representatives in Addis Abeba – resident diplomats – that peace and security have been restored throughout Ethiopia.
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