Tag Archives: Western Ethiopia

Abiy gov’t & OLF Shene to start peace talks this week

12 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

February 11, 2020 (Ezega.com) — The Ethiopian government is set to hold peace talks with the rebel faction of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) otherwise called ‘Shene’ through the mediation of a third party, an Ethiopian official has said.

Accordingly, the mediation team made up of members of Abba Gadaa and Mecha Tulema, the traditional democratic systems used by the Oromos, and scholars drawn from Wellega and Ambo universities. The group will leave for violence-hit western Ethiopia next Thursday, Oromia Communications Affairs Bureau Head Getachew Balcha told the VOA Amharic news.

Getachew neither stated when the peace talks will begin nor if leaders of the rebel “Shene” has accepted and will take part in the planned negotiations.

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Could Yayu fertilizer factory someday become game changer for Ethiopia? Not if TPLF generals are its builders, operators & managers

27 Jan

Yayu Fertilizer Factory Model (Photo Addis Fortune)

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
Addis Fortune, YAYU: A Game Changer?

President Mulatu Teshome (PhD) and his entourage had paid a visit to the western part of Ethiopia two weeks ago. The visit signifies the government’s realisation of the urgency to exert every possible effort to optimise the amount of foreign currency reserve the country should have, either by way of improving the country’s export earnings or by way of import substitution. The presidential tour had focused on both the optimisation aspect and the import substitution.
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Ethiopia: Battle for Land and Water — The Gambella saga being retold by other investigations

29 Feb

Source PBS Newshour

JUDY WOODRUFF: Now, a struggle over land in Western Ethiopia that pits village farmers against the government and land investors.The project is called Food for 9 Billion.

Tonight’s story is part of a multimedia project that looks at the challenge of feeding the world in a time of social and environmental change. It’s a NewsHour partnership with the Center for Investigative Reporting, Homelands Productions and American Public Media’s Marketplace.

A controversial resettlement program in Ethiopia is the latest battleground in the global race to secure prized farmland and water. Correspondent Cassandra Herrman reports as part of the Food for 9 Billion series, a NewsHour partnership with the Center for Investigative Reporting, Homelands Productions and Marketplace.

Ethiopia: A battle for land and water

See also Ethiopia’s Farmer Relocation Plan Raises New Concerns


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