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የጨርቃ ጨርቅ ኢንዱስትሪው ተስፋ ያደረጋቸው የውጭ ኩባንያዎችና በእንጭጭ ያስቀሩት ዕቅድ – ስለኢትዮጵያ ኢንዱስትሪ ጉዞ ከተነሳ ዘንዳ…

11 Nov


    ባለቤትነትን የሚፈጥረው የራስ ጥረትና በራስ መተማመን መሆናቸውን ሕወሃት በብልሹ ፖለቲካው ምክንያት ዘንግቶ ዜጎችንም በማዘናጋት ላይ ነው! ለዝርዝሩ ሰሞኑን ዘኢኮኖሚስት (Nov 7th) የተሰኘው መጽሔት ስለኢትዮጵያና አፍሪካ የኢንዱስትሪ አስፈሪ ጉዞ አሰመልክቶ ሰለጻፈው ጉዳይ የሠጠነውን መልስ ይመልከቱ፡-

    Is Africa deindustrializing? The Economist praise of Ethiopia’s manufacturing efforts raises eyebrows

    “If the past is any guide to the present and the future, impetuous as the the TPLF regime has been in this quarter century of exercising state powers, it is in no position to translate these neatly laid out plans [Industrial Development Plan] into action, since the rulers themselves are in need of upgrading and undergoing their substantial transformations.”

    The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

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Local Ethiopians miss out as big agriculture firms struggle in Gambella

1 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by William Davison in Gambella

Jakob Pouch says his community in Gambella hasn’t benefited from a nearby commercial farm. Photograph: William Davison via The Guardian

As dusk envelops the grasslands of Gambella in western Ethiopia, a weary Jakob Pouch sits on a jerry can, resting his chest against a wooden staff. The 45-year-old evangelical preacher from the Nuer community has just made the three-hour walk from the banks of the Baro river, where he tends to his large family’s small plot of corn. His daughters are preparing cabbage and cobs to be cooked on an open fire.
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Ethiopia’s poor service delivery & rising inflation hurt economy, the poor, & policy credibility

15 Feb

Posted by The Ethioipia Observatory

    Several infrastructure development projects are under way in Ethiopia as part of [the country’) five-year Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP), which is due to run to 2015.

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ለምን ይሆን ለፕሮፓጋንዳ የማያመቹት በውሃና ሳኒቴሽን ረገድ ያሉት የኢትዮጵያ ችግሮችና እውነተኛ ሥዕሉ ለሕዝቡ በሃቅ የማይገለጸው?

5 Feb

 ኢትዮጵያ የንጹህ መጠጥ ውሃ አቅርቦት አቅምን 85% ለማድረስ ያቀመጠችውን  የተ.መ.ድን ግብ በመጭው ዓመት ልታሳካ ትችላለች :: ዩኒሴፍ ተወካይ መልስውም፡ በአገሪቱ ልዩ ድጋፍ በሚሹት ክልሎች በአፋር፤ ሶማሌ፤ ቤኒሻንጉልና  በጋምቤላ የንጹህ መጠጥ ውሃ አቅርቦት ችግር በስፈው ይስተዋላይላል።

ኢትዮጵያ የንጹህ መጠጥ ውሃ አቅርቦት አቅምን 85% ለማድረስ ያቀመጠችውን የተ.መ.ድን ግብ በመጭው ዓመት ልታሳካ ትችላለች (የዩኒሴፍ ተወካይ)። መልስውም፡ በአገሪቱ ልዩ ድጋፍ በሚሹት ክልሎች በአፋር፤ ሶማሌ፤ ቤኒሻንጉልና በጋምቤላ የንጹህ መጠጥ ውሃ አቅርቦት ችግር በስፈው ይስተዋላል ይላሉ። መንግሥት ያለፈው መረጃ ሀስተኛ ነው፤ በአንዳንድ ሥፍራዎች የተተከሉት የውሃ ኢንፍራስክቸሮችና መሠረተ ልማቶችም የማይሰሩ መሆናቸውን ከዚህ ጋር አገናዝበውት ይሆን?

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በከፍያለው ገብረመድህን – The Ethiopia Observatory

ከዚህ በፊት ታይቶ በማይታወቅ ድረጃ፡ ዛሬ ክሰሜን እስክ ደቡብ፡ ከምዕራብ እስክ ምሥራቅ፡ በመሃል ሃገርና በዋና ከተማችን ከፍተኛ የውሃ ዕጥረት ተከስቷል። ለዚህም ዋናው ምክንያትነት ሀገሪቷ እጅግ አስፈላጊውን በቂ የውሃና ፍሳሽ መሠረተ ልማቶች ሳይኖሯት ወድ 21ኛው ክፍለ ዘመን መሽጋገሯ ሲሆን፡ ይህንንም ዛሬ በአስደንጋጭ ድረጃ አግጦ እንዲመጣ ያደረገውና የመንግሥትን የባወጣው ያውጣው አሠራር ያጋለጠው የሕዝባችን ቁጥር በከፍተኛ ድረጃ መጨመር ነው።
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Scientists release report confirming human responsibility for global climate change

27 Sep

by Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) today released its landmark Fifth Assessment report consisting of evidences that hold human actions responsible for climate change around the world.
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Water: What other states have done to save/build their resources level

15 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

water withdrawal by sector by region
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Information provided by the United Nations in its World Water Development Report 4 (2012) highlights the state of global water management. The report clearly indicates the water related risks and uncertainties facing the global community right at this moment, which are summarized hereunder:
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Is EPRDF Council on-going session truly dominated by motley of Ethiopia’s problems, or the party’s?

10 Sep

by Keffyalew Gebremedhin, posted by The Ethiopia Observatory


    It is reported that the Council finished its meetings Tuesday evening. Unfortunately, it has not decided to tell the public anything new. The brief news items spoke of the usual stuff about GTE and problems of bad governance. In the case of the latter, it stressed the need for serious efforts to change the situation, according to Fana.



At such an important moment for Ethiopians, when the nation is preparing to greet its Year 2006, the country’s ruling party has been in session for three days now. We are told that the council is deliberating, among others, on good governance issues. By definition, it means that the TPLF/EPRDF is discussing its own record of failures in delivering the services the nation has been in need of and demanding, without much success this far.
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Reprisal attacks in Gambella serve as cautionary tale for global land investors

9 Sep

By Cassandra Herrman, Centre for Investigative Reporting

In February, we featured a story for PBS NewsHour about a controversial resettlement plan of the Anuak people in southwestern Ethiopia, who were part of the government’s national “villagization” program. A few months later, we blogged about shootings on the Saudi Star rice plantation that had been the focus of our story. Since then, details of the shootings have come into focus: On April 28, unidentified armed men attacked the Saudi Star compound in the Gambella region. The gunmen killed at least one Pakistani and four Ethiopian employees.
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