Displaced families suffering subhuman conditions in Ethiopia: Egeland ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Displaced families are enduring subhuman conditions in Ethiopia without enough food and shelter, Jan Egeland, secretary general of the Norwegian Refugee Council, said on Thursday.Egeland told Reuters he had seen 3,500 people without food in an abandoned factory, sharing 16 overflowing latrines flooded by torrential rains...
Ethiopia Media Proclamtion - Draft The draft proclamation will be presented to parliament soon to be enacted as law. The country is facing insurmountable difficulties to maintain law and order ever since the governing party the EPRDF became dysfunctional. This law will certainly be used by the current government to tame any independent media that does not tiptoe and support the government.
Social Justice in Ethiopia Assefa A. Lemu 6-19-19 - One of the political tactics to mobilize supporters is to coin or select new political terminology/terminologies or slogan(s) and rally supporters around that terminologies or slogans. For example, Medemeris the recent political terminology/slogan in Ethiopia around which Prime Minister Dr. Abiy wants to rally his supporters. These terminologies/slogans sometimes used as distinguishing factors. For example...
U.S. Should Acknowledge Critical Challenges for Ethiopia's Transition Anyone fishing for a good news story out of Africa recently, and rightly, has celebrated Ethiopia, But Ethiopia faces real and urgent challenges, and it is critical that well-wishers not ignore them. Abiy has lifted the lid off of a pressure cooker-one his predecessors held in place, complex eruptions of communal violence. Ethiopia's story is not a simple one, and the millions internally displaced over the past year, the worrying reports of forced returns, and the potential for 2020 elections...
It is interesting to know while PM Abiy government has not recognized the danger the country is in, the sponsors of his government from afar are crying out loud that Ethiopia is indeed in trouble! As recent as the last EPRDF executive meeting, the two major parties within EPRDF(OPDO and ANDM) have argued the country is in a good place and moving forward while TPLF argued to the contrary to no avail. Instead of asking Uncle Sam why do not the color revolutionaries from the west convince OPDO/ODP and ANDM/ADP to wise up and face the reality? That way this proud country is saved from the humiliation that will follow when foreigner set afoot to run the country!
Note to Michelle Gavin: If anything the extremists from the diaspora who returned home have brought shame and disaster! It is not that long ago a man was hung upside down in front of such characters in Shashemene!
Ethiopia Coffee Annual Report Ethiopia's coffee production for MY19/20 (Oct-Sep) is forecast at 7.35 million 60-kilogram bags (441,000 metric tons). Exports are forecasted to reach a record 4 million bags (240,000 metric tons). The United States was the fourth largest buyer of Ethiopian coffee in 2017/18, accounting for nearly 11 percent of total Ethiopian of coffee exports by volume. U.S. global purchases of imported coffee totaled US$ 5.7 billion in 2018 and Ethiopia supplied $142.1 million worth of coffee during the same period to US market. In 2018/19, Ethiopian exports are estimated to reach
"Blocking roads and prohibiting grains from coming to Tigray is a grave crime." Debretsion Gebremichael (PhD) is the Chairman of the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), one of the four parties that form the ruling Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). He is also the Vice President of the Tigray Regional State. Samuel Getachew of The Reporter, who was recently on a region-wide visit of Tigray, caught up with a busy Debretsion, who was in between meetings, to discuss a slew of issues, which include development in his home region, security concerns and the former spy chief.
Eritrea's seizure of Roman Catholic Church properties criticised Eritrea's Roman Catholic Church has condemned the government in the one-party state for seizing and shutting all its health centres last week.In a letter to the ministry of health, the Church said patients were ordered to go home, and soldiers were deployed to the centers to guard them.The seizure of the buildings could not happen in a country where the rule of law existed, the letter added. Does anyone know if Amb Herman Jay Cohen, Isaias Afeworki's hired lobbyist in DC, is a Catholic? Not sure if President Isaias understands the power of the Roman Catholic Church but his onslaught on the Orthodox and the Roman Catholic Church could hasten his downfall... If not by the earthly powers by the Almighty God!! I would think, Zeru Hagos June 17, 2019
A Reflection on the Strategic and Final (Last Resort) Option of the "Ethiopian Republic of Tigray" Makonnen Tesfaye 16 June 2019 - The question of the strategic and ultimate options of a confederal association, or secession in the event of the irrecoverable and irredeemable subversion of the democratic federal state and the institution of a hegemonic and oppressor state order that fundamentally undermines self-determination and the sovereignty of the nations, nationalities and peoples of Ethiopia, has been a focus of discussion of late.
Egypt's former president Mohamed Morsi dies: state media The 67-year-old died after fainting during the court session in the Egyptian capital on Monday, state TV reported.
"He was speaking before the judge for 20 minutes then became very animated and fainted. He was quickly rushed to the hospital where he later died," a judicial source said.Morsi became Egypt's first democratically elected president in 2012.
Ethiopia can be starting point for Africa investment Solidarity is the driving force behind African countries that launched a single economic bloc last year and which aim to be a global powerhouse by 2063 under their Agenda 2063 sustainable development plan.
In that regard, Ethiopia can be a starting point for Korean investors and businesses to tap into the African market
Days after Ethiopian ICT officials made public pledges to improve net access, the government began playing on-again, off
Days after Ethiopian ICT officials made public pledges to improve net access, the government has shut down (almost completely). Data provided to TechCrunch from Oracle's Internet Intelligence confirmed intermittent net blackouts from June 11 to 14, with connectivity returning for brief periods during that time-span.
When the Internet was shut down during the national exam week during PM Hailemariam time, it was because the national exam was stolen and the government wanted to avoid cheating. Then, the communication minister was at least telling the world why it was shut. Even though we are told the current government is more democratic and accountable, there is no word why the internet is shut down now! In fact, ask any minister or official the common answer is 'I do not know why only the government knows!' It is a pity the country is being run by ministers who think of themselves as not part of the government! Can't wait how the private companies itching to join the market will feel when they are told to shut down come next year! Who is stealing the national exam again? Jawar any clue?
The Quintessence of Developmental State Paradigm Alternative Dejen H June 14, 2019 - The orthodox model of Anglo-American development paradigm employs a universal, a contextual model of development. Nations which failed to develop were urged to employ this neo-classical model of development since this has been purportedly already proven to be successful. Yet the main shortcoming of the neo-classical model of development is that...
Ethiopia's Dismal Ranking in the Global Peace Index (GPI) Makonnen Tesfaye, 12 June 2019 - The just-published annual Global Peace Index (GPI) Report for 2019 confirms what many Ethiopians already know, that is the sorry state of peace and security in the country. Ethiopia is ranked 131st peaceful country out of 163 countries in 2019. This is a further decline from its 119th ranking in 2016, which was the begging of the civil unrest that led to the downfall of the Hailemariam Government in 2018 (GPI Reports, 2019 and 2016).