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

Source: http://www.Ayyaantu.net Connecticut, USA?? 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 Mohammed, an influential Oromo activist based in the US, said businesses that have displaced Oromo or have links to the ruling coalition are being targeted. Getachew said protesters had since torched more than a dozen farms…

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The Question of Nations and Nationalities in Ethiopia

Note: This article was written by Walelign Mekonnen, a student leader of the late 1960s at Haile Selassie I University in Ethiopia and published on February 17 1969 issue of a student magazine called “STRUGGLE”. Wallelign Mekonnen was born on March 22, 1945 in Debresina Woreda, Wollo, Ethiopia. He was?one of the students leaders who struggled to emancipate the Ethiopian workers and peasants from tyranny.Walelign was a fourth year student in the department of political science when he wrote this piece. He was imprisoned multiple times and suspended from school…

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Press Statement on Ethiopia’s Declared State of Emergency

Press Statement John Kirby Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, DC: The United States takes note of the Government of Ethiopia?s October 8 declaration of a State of Emergency in response to recent protests and violence in the Oromia and Amhara regions. We are troubled by the potential impact of the decision to authorize detention without a warrant and to further limit freedom of expression, including by blocking Internet access, prohibiting public gatherings, and imposing curfews. This declaration, if implemented in these ways, would further enshrine…

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Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia?- The TPLF led Ethiopian government?has declared a state of emergency following months of often violent anti-government protests, especially in the restive Oromia region. The puppetPrime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn?appeared on state television on Sunday and?rambled why it is necessary to declare the emergency.?Hailemariam said -“A state of emergency has been declared because the situation posed a threat against the people of the country,”. ?Oromos whom we have asked for their opinions said that their region has been under state of emergency for close to a year and this…

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Hin Qabu Sodaa Du’aa!

By: Andu Art Gallery Note:This poem was posted on Facebook on October 4 2016 days after the massacre at Irreecha festival . The author affirms that he doesn’t fear death even after witnessing one of the worst calculated massacres of his people by TPLF forces. You may follow Andu at https://www.facebook.com/Andu-art-gallery-1830944370468564/. Also check out his beautiful sketches like the one shown below. Marrimmaantu na bu’eeIj atu na rifataLammiikootu dhumeeGandi na hifata!Kanarra sodaa hin qabuHidhadheera garaakooKan dhufet dhufa maleeAn deemeera karaakoo! .Duuti silaa du’umaaLama hin awwaalamaniiDhaloonni dhugaaf falmanLaaliif wallaalamanii?.Nuunis carraan nu gaheeraaMaaliif…

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