Speaker of the Federation House in Ethiopia resigned in protest
June 08, 2020
This is a blow to the soon to be an illegal govt of Abiy Ahmed. Due to the failure of the Abiy government of not holding the periodic election, Ethiopia will become one more addition to the already growing list of failed countries around the world come next Oct 5th. The international community should be prepared to receive millions of refugees.
Speaker of Ethiopia's upper House resigns after polls postponed
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's upper house speaker resigned on Monday in apparent protest at the postponement of planned elections in the Horn of Africa country over the coronavirus, a sign of growing tension between her party and the government.
Amnesty's Report: Don't "kill" the messengers
Tibebe Samuel Ferenji June 5, 2020 - Often, we have the intention to believe that human rights abuse is unique in countries where tyranny has reigned. We will be hard-pressed to find a country where human rights abuse does not exist. However, there is a big difference between those who pay attention to any human rights violation and those who ignore it.
Despite snags, Ethiopia scales up massive tree-planting campaign
Braving a heavy downpour, hundreds of farmers spent a full day planting 20,000 acacia seedlings on a barren hillside outside the town of Buee in southern Ethiopia last year. They were responding to a call last July from Abiy Ahmed, who wanted to plant 200 million trees in a single day,
But while the farmers had "great expectations", they say that nearly a year later -- as Ethiopia gears up to celebrate World Environment Day on Friday -- the results in Buee are a disappointment.
Correlation between COVID-19 and Country's Urbanization
Hailay Gebretinsae Beyene, PhD Mekelle University June 06, 2020 - Since the 31 December 2019, the WHO China Country Office was informed of cases of pneumonia unknown etiology (unknown cause) detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China, the new viral disease called COVID-19 have stricken our world. Since it was identified in China in Wuhan city, the virus has infected the whole world resulting 6,535,354 infected and 387,155 deaths (WHO 05 June 2020 report) .
What is wrong with the Tigreans?
S. Fitsum 06-05-20 - The political debate in Ethiopia in the month of May was more heated than the preceding months. The debate was mainly driven by the anxiety of Covid -19, the extension of the elections, discussions of constitutional interpretation, and Abiy Amed's threat against those who opposed his proposals.
How to Keep the United States in the WHO
Fortunately, neither the U.S. Congress nor the U.S. courts need stand by: the president's call reflects a misunderstanding of both the WHO and its limitations and his own authority to withdraw from it unilaterally. The United States' departure from the WHO is not as simple as Trump assumes. Legally, the president cannot just withdraw unilaterally from the organization. A joint congressional resolution specifying that the United States could withdraw if it both provided one year's notice and fully met the current year's financial obligations. That resolution also authorized annual State Department appropriations for U.S. membership, thus invoking both Congress's power to approve treaties and its power of the purse.
What's behind the Ethiopia-Sudan border row?
The border between Ethiopia and Sudan is the scene of occasional fighting. Recent deadly skirmishes could however complicate matters between the two countries.Amid heightened tension along its border with Ethiopia, Sudan swore in a new defense minister. Major General Yassin Ibrahim Yassin was recalled from retirement to fill the position
Human Rights Violations Have No 'context' Mr. Daniel Bekele
Dawit Abay 06-03-20 - Mr. Daniel Bekele used to work for Human rights Watch and he is right now the head of the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission. In response to the recent report by Amnesty International on human rights violations in Ethiopia, he has a signature response which runs roughly like this, 'the report by Amnesty International certainly should be taken...'
Debunking Ethiopia's Plentiful Freshwater Resources vis-à-vis Egypt: A Closer Look at the Hydrologic Inputs
Tekleab Shibru Associate Professor of Geomatics, Chicago State University - May 2020 - Egypt has registered an impressive diplomatic success in convincing that Ethiopia has ample alternative freshwater to Nile river water. International communities and financial institutions are effectively persuaded and built a perception, which condemns Ethiopia's moral virtues of using Nile water, the allegedly, only source of water for 95 million Egypt's population as well as its entire agriculture
The Next "Berlin Conference" for the Scramble for Ethiopia
Hailemariam Abebe 06-04-20 - At the infamous Berlin Conference of 1884-1885, European powers, both large and small, sat at a round table and sliced and diced Africa for their colonial crimes. And the crimes involved not only ransacking Africa’s natural resources but worst, it included rendering the African people not only slaves but also foreigners in their own home. But although the European powers were responsible for the overwhelming tragedy on the African continent...
6 elephants killed by poachers in single day in Ethiopia
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- At least six elephants were killed in a single day by poachers in Ethiopia last week, wildlife officials said, the largest such slaughter in memory in the East African nation.
The above news when viewed against the recent Amnesty report about Ethiopia and recent BBC reporting of the daily continuing killing in Western Oromia is a suspect. Is Elias trying to burry the Amnesty report? Is Elias "Ye tedemere Journalist" Unlike Yayesew Shemels?
Appeal for Urgent Intervention:Ethiopia on a Slippery Slope towards Disintegration
G. Amare June 2, 2020 - Summary of the Peril 1) Whereas Ethiopia is in peril; the situation is alarming, and a red-light flashing that Ethiopia is speedily descending to the ground;
2) Whereas violence, lawlessness, imprisonments and savagery killings have become Ethiopia’s new normal;
3) Whereas justice and liberties are being threatened; the language-based federal structure and the constitution are in jeopardy, causing resentments and hostilities to grow and mushroom among the people of the nations and nationalities (NNs); ...
PRESS RELEASE OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE TIGRAY PEOPLE'S LIBERATION
FRONT (TPLF)- (Translation)
Liul Kahhisay 31 May 2020 - During its meeting of May 23 to 30, 2020, the
Central Committee of the TPLF discussed the rapidly changing conditions around the
world, including in our sub-region and country, which are issues of peace and
security of our regional state [Tigiray], the risks of the coronavirus pandemic
and its prevention, the process of building a democratic order, the
achievements of the government and the party, as well as ongoing changes in
Amnesty International's Half-Baked Report: Encouraging but Too Late Too Little
Faato 30 May 2020 - The depth and spread of human rights abuses in Ethiopia became too much too wide to cover-up by the international community and their human rights watchdogs who attempted to hide it in support of Mr. Ahmed Ali’s regime, the culprit of the abuses. The 76 page new report by Amnesty International tries to address the prevalence of human rights abuses committed by the current Ethiopian regime ...