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Extremism and the struggle for unity & democracy in Ethiopia

12 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Worku Aberra*

Extremist ethnic nationalism has harmed the struggle for peace, justice, equality, and democracy in Ethiopia. The reason is that extremism fosters conflict, undermines unity, and engenders authoritarianism.

For the purposes of this commentary we can distinguish between two types of ethnic nationalism that we find in Ethiopia today: extremist and moderate. Extremist ethnic nationalism can be defined as the exclusively ethnic perception, interpretation, and formulation of Ethiopia’s problems and their resolutions. Moderate nationalism, by contrast, recognizes that the fundamental problems of poverty, illiteracy, and disease are universal problems that all Ethiopians face and searches for a common solution. Moderate nationalism is collaborative; extremist nationalism, adversarial. Moderates want respect for their culture, language, and history, within a united Ethiopia. Extremists insist independence is the only way to achieve respect. Moderates emphasize the similarities between the various cultures; extremists exaggerate the differences. Moderates pursue equality; extremists covet domination.
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2017: Dictators take charge of the UN Human Rights Council, repressive Ethiopia as one of them!

1 Mar

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 
Today, the prevailing wisdom amongst Ethiopians is that Western support is guilty of rendering the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) – Ethiopia’s ruling party – arrogant. It has emboldened it to determinedly pursue its trademark violent anti-democratic and anti-human rights policies, seen during this past quarter century.

As a not thoroughly-vetted carte blanche political gift, it has strongly and harmfully influenced the course of political history in Ethiopia.
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አስቸኳይ ተሃድሶና ጥልቅ ገደል!

20 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
በጋዜጠኛ አናንያ ሶሪ
 
የመጀመሪያ ክፍል ፩
 
“አለባብሰው ቢያርሱ በአረም ይመለሱ!” ይላል ሀበሻ ሲተርት፤ “የእነ ቶሎ ቶሎ ቤት ግድግዳው ሰንቤሌጥ”ም ይባላል፡፡ ስለ ጥድፊያ ያላማረ መጨረን ለመግለጥ “የሀገራችን ኣሳዛኝ ወቅታዊ ሁኔታም ይህን አባባል በተግባር እያስተዋልን እንደሆነ ያስገነዝባል- ልብ ብሎ ላስተዋለ!
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ዜጎችና የተቃዋሚ ፓርቲዎች አባላት በሚሳደዱባት ኢትዮጵያ ሕወሃት ሃገሪቱን ለግሎባል ፈንድ በጨረታ አቀረባት! ለምን?

7 Feb

በከፍያለው ገብረመድኅን The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 
I. ግሎባል ፈንድና የኢትዮጵያ ትብብር
 
ግሎባል ፈንድ (Global Fund) በመንግሥታት፣ ሲቪል ድርድቶችና (Civil Society) የግል ዘርፍ የሆኑ ድርጅቶች (Private sector) ለስሙ በጋራ ያቋቋሙት ድርጅት ነው። ተልዕኮውም ከድሃና መካከለኝ የዕድገት ደረጃ ላይ የሚገኙ ሃገሮች ውስጥ የሣንባ ነቀርሳን (Tuberculosis – TB)፣ HIV/AIDSንና የወባ በሽታን (Malaria) ለመከላከልና ብሎም ለማጥፋት እ.ኤ.አ. በ2002 ዓ.ም. ጂኒቫ የተመሠረተ በገንዘብም በጣም ፈርጠም ያለ ድርጅት ነው።

ይህንንም ድርጅት ለማቋቋም ጥንስስ ሃሣቡንና መቋቋሚያ ገንዘቡን ካዋጡት መካከል የቢልና መሊሳ ጌትስ ፋውንዴሽን ከግል ድርጅቶች መካከል በግንባር ቀቅምነት ይጠቀሳሉ።
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በእስር ላይ የሚገኙት ሁለቱ ጋዜጠኞች አናኒያ ሶሪና ኤሊያስ ገብሩ ለተመድ ዋና ጸሃፊ፣ለአፍሪካ ኅብረትና የአሜሪካ አምባሳደር ግልጽ ደብዳቤ ጻፉ

1 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
በጋዜጠኞች ኤልያስ ገብሩና አናንያ ሶሪ
 
ለተባበሩት መንግሥታት ድርጅት ዋና ፀሐፊ፡- አንቶኒዮ ጉተሬስ
በአፍሪካ ህብረት የአሜሪካ አምባሳደር ፡- ሜሪ በት ሊዮናርድ
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በአንድ ሉዓላዊ ሀገር ውስጥ፣ ሕዝብና መንግሥት የሚግባቡበት ጤናማ ግንኙነት እንዲኖራቸው የሕግ እና ሕገ-መንግሥታዊ ሥርዓት መኖሩ ቀዳሚው መሠረት መሆኑ ይታመናል፡፡ በሕግ አግባብ ሥርዓትን ተከትላ የምትተዳደር ሀገርም ወደ እድገትና ብልፅግና በሂደት መሸጋገሯ አይቀርም፡፡ ከእዚህ በተቃራኒው የሚጓዙ ሀገራት ደግሞ ችግርና መከራዎቻቸው ተዘርዝረው አያልቁም፡፡

መስከረም 28 ቀን 2009ዓ.ም በሀገራችን ኢትዮጵያ የአስቸኳይ ጊዜ አዋጅ ለስድስት ወራት “እንደ አስፈላጊነቱ ተፈፃሚ ይሆናል” በሚል “በኢፌድሪ መንግሥት” መውጣቱ ይታወቃል፡፡ የአዋጁ መውጣትም የሀገሪቱ ሰላምና ደህንነት ተናግቶ አደገኛ ደረጃ ላይ መድረሱን እንደሚያሳይ መንግሥት በወቅቱ ገልፆ ነበር፡፡ ነገር ግን አዋጁ ከመሠረታዊ የሰብዓዊ መብቶችና ከሕገ-መንግሥታዊ ድንጋጌዎች ጋር ይጋጫል፡፡ በተለይም የመረጃ ልውውጥን ፣ በነጻነት የማሰብ ተፈጥሮአዊ እና ህገ-መንግሥታዊ መብቶችንና የመረጃ ምንጮችን የመከታተል መብቶችን ሙሉ በሙሉ ይጨፈልቃል፡፡ ከሰብዓዊና ዲሞክራሲያዊ መብቶችም ጋር በግልፅ ይጻረራል፡፡
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የሕወሃት መካከለኛ ካድሬዎች ከወትሮው በተለየ በውዝግብ የታጀበ ግምገማ አደረጉ – አድዋዎችና ሌሎች ትግራውያን ሌላው ላይ የበላይ ለመሆን ልዩነቶቻቸውን ሲሸፋፈኑ!

14 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Wazema Radio
 
ዋዜማ ራዲዮ- ካለፈው ቅዳሜ ጀምሮ በአዲስ አበባ በተለያዩ መሥሪያ ቤቶች የሚሠሩ የህወሓት አባላት በየክፍለ ከተሞቻቸው በተጠሩ የጥልቅ ተሀድሶ መድረኮች እርስ በእርስ እየተገማገሙ ይገኛሉ፡፡ ተሀድሶው በአስሩም ክፍለ ከተሞች በተለይም ዕሁድ ሙሉ ቀን የተካሄደ ሲሆን በአንዳንድ መሥሪያ ቤቶች ደግሞ ከሰኞ ጀምሮ ቀኑን ሙሉ ተሀድሷቸውን ቀጥለዋል፡፡ ሌሎች ጥልቅ ተሀድሶውን በግርድፉ አጠናቀዋል፡፡
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Sixty hectares of sugar plantation up in flames in troubled Ethiopia

9 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

ESAT News (December 7, 2016) Sixty hectares of sugar plantation belonging to the business empire of the ruling party went up in flames in Jawi, Gojam.

The cause of the fire that gutted the plantation owned by the Metals and Engineering Corporation (METEC) is under investigation, according to reliable sources.

There have been speculations by locals that the fire might have been started by people who were displaced by the project to vent their anger against the government.
The sugar factory and the plantation have displaced hundreds of locals against their will.

This is the second time that sugar plantation at the project was set on fire. The first was deliberately done to get rid of the plantation as the factory was not ready for production of sugar.
 

Forty-six soldiers desert & join those fighting the TPLF regime

9 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

ESAT News (December 8, 2016) Patriotic Ginbot 7, a group fighting the Ethiopian government, said 46 soldiers have deserted the regime army and joined the resistance movement.
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