Archive | October 15, 2016

Why a state of emergency in Ethiopia may not end the crisis

Connecticut, USA (cosumnes connections) — Merkel’s meeting with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn focused on the country’s newly declared state of emergency and other issues including migration. The most recent protests started on October 2 after dozens of people died in clashes with government security forces during a holy festival celebrated by the country’s Oromo people. Jawar […]

Is Oromo-Amhara solidarity a myth or reality?

By J. Ebisa   Introduction The recently discussed Amhara-Oromo solidarity, by some, does not mean that Amhara and Oromo have the same historical memories, experience, and aspirations. It is true that both the Amhara and Oromo are now marginalized and oppressed by Kleptorcatic gangs which mix Stanlism, plutocracy and neo-liberal developmentalism as a method of […]

EU chief tasks Ethiopian PM to initiate inclusive political dialogue quickly

(Africa News) — The High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica  Mogherini, has tasked the Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn to respect democratic principles and civil rights in the country. Mogherini, who is also Vice-President of the European Commission said there was the need to initiate an inclusive […]

Under the Radar: Foreign investors under attack in Ethiopia

by Jeremy Luedi | Under the Radar (Global Risk Insights) — Mounting violence in Ethiopia has seen over 500 killed, as protests against the government’s economic and human rights policies continues. The tensions at the heart of the crisis are systemic ones, yet what makes the violence particularly worrisome is that foreign investors have become […]

Ethiopia’s Best Now Run For Canada And For Matthew House

(Huffington Post) — Sitting in a living room in downtown Toronto, Dawit watched his friend Fayisa Lilesa cross his arms in silent protest as he won silver in the Rio Olympics Marathon. Hake’s heart soared. “He is my friend. We worked together training,” the 30-year-old champion runner says, breakfast dishes at the Matthew House refugee […]

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