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Trump’s Tough Approach to Ethiopia

9 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Rachel Ansley, The Atlantic Council
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson traveled to Ethiopia this week to underscore US support for a crucial partner that finds itself in a crisis.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned unexpectedly on February 15 in the wake of violent anti-government protests. The government then imposed a nationwide state of emergency that lawmakers endorsed earlier in March.
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The sour taste of sugar in Ethiopia. Corruption, incompetence and empty hope

22 Nov

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Samuel Bogale, Addis Standard
Addis Abeba, November 21/2017 – On October 26/2017 at least ten people were killed and 20 more were wounded by security forces during a fresh round of protest that started two days earlier in Ambo city, 125 km west of Addis Abeba, and one of the epicenters of the 2014-2016 Oromo protests.

As the confusions on what caused this latest protest in the city began to clear up, news came out that it began two days earlier when a group of young men from the city surrounded and blocked three trucks allegedly loaded with sugar and were passing by the city.
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AMISOM says 1,000 troops to leave Somalia; TPLF seizes the opportunity & dispatches force

7 Nov

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
MOGADISHU — African Union peacekeeping troops will start withdrawing from Somalia next month, says the head of the AU mission in the country.

Francisco Madeira told a news conference in Mogadishu that 1,000 soldiers from the five troop-contributing countries — Uganda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti — will depart.
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‘We Are Everywhere’, says TPLF:       How Ethiopia became a land of prying eyes—New York Times

6 Nov

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

“Unlike all previous governments our writ runs in every village. That has never happened in the history of Ethiopia. The state was distant, irrelevant. You paid tribute from time to time and if you didn’t like it you rebelled. That’s the history of Ethiopia. Now we have a formally structured state, there is a school in every village and clinics in every village, roads, infrastructure.”

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የሕወሃት አስተዳደርን የሕዝቡ ቁጣ በአነስተኛ ንግድ ላይ የተጫነውን አዲስ ግብር እንዲሠርዝ በማስገደድ ነጋዴዎች ራሳቸው ያመኑበትን እንዲከፍሉ ተወሰነ!

23 Jul

የአዘጋጁ አስተያየት:

    ይህ ለጊዜው ሕወሃት የንጹሃንን ደም እንዳያፈስ ስላደረገው መልካም እርምጃ ነው!

    ለወደፊቱ ግን በገንዘብ ስግግብግብነቱ የሚታወቀው ሕወሃት ከሕዝብ ጋር ምክክር ማለት የፕሮፓጋንዳ ፍጆታ ወይንም የማሸነፍ ፉክክር ሳይሆን፡ እንደምክክር መውሰድን መጀመሪያ መማር ይኖርበታል — ለወደፊቱ የሚባል ነገር ካለ!

    ከበደ ጫኔ ስለዜግነት ግዴታና ኃላፊነት በሕወሃት ስም መናገሩ አሳፋሪ ነው! ነፍሰ ገዳዩ ሕወሃት ነው የዜግነት ግዴታን ለሕዛብችን የሚያስተምረው? እባካችሁ! የምትወረውሯቸውን ተሳዳቢ፡ ተመጻዳቂና ጸያፍ ቃላት ሕዝባችን ላይ ከመወርወራችሁ በፊት እራሳችሁን እወቁ!

    አሁን በደረሰበት ደረጃ፣ ለሕወሃት ዘራፊና ዘረኛ አስተዳደር ት ዕግሥቱ ተሟጧል!

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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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Thursday’s Human Rights Watch Statement on Ethiopia to US Congress

10 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Bass, members of the Subcommittee: thank you for holding this important hearing on the current situation in Ethiopia and for inviting me to testify. I am pleased to be a part of it.

Ethiopia is a country of dual realities. Visitors and diplomats alike are impressed with the double-digit economic growth, the progress on development indicators, and the apparent political stability. But in many ways, this is a smokescreen: many Ethiopians live in fear. The current government – the only one since 1991 – runs the country with an almost complete grip on power, controlling almost all aspects of political, public, and even much private life. Pervasive telephone and online surveillance and an intricate network of informants allow the government to quickly curb any threats to its control; it silences critical voices through the use of arbitrary arrests and politically motivated prosecutions. These actions also prevent critical and divergent views as many who may be impacted by these harsh policies fear repercussions.
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Intimation to WHO governing bodies about Dr. Tedros Adhanom’s inadequacy to head the only global United Nations health organization

10 Jan

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

On The Himalayan Times of January 4, 2017, the picture of Ethiopia’s candidate to the director-general post of the World Health Organization (WHO) Dr.Tedros Adhanom has stradrled across two columns. The misrepresentation therein had me wonder if the six competing candidates’ election processes to that same post were already over and my fellow countryman had been selected.
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