“We Have Wounded the Beast, and That Isn’t Enough” (Lemma Megersa).

In a documentary by Oromia Broadcasting Network (OBN) the president of Oromia Regional State, Obbo Lemma Megersa, speaks about the recent crackdown on rent-seakers and illicit trades. "In Ethiopian history, the most awful and gravely far reaching land abuse that has ever happened is the land of Oromo", explains Lemma.  It is clear who has … Continue reading “We Have Wounded the Beast, and That Isn’t Enough” (Lemma Megersa).

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Was/Is There Ethnic Conflict/Violence in Ethiopia?

By Alem Mamo Conceivably, if there is a single most important question that requires in depth interrogation in the present political atmosphere of Ethiopia it is this one: was/is there ethnic conflict in Ethiopia? Though it seems straightforward enough, it is an enormous research question that necessitates proper scrutiny and systemic analysis. Moreover, to provide an … Continue reading Was/Is There Ethnic Conflict/Violence in Ethiopia?

Renewed Oromo-Somali clashes in Ethiopia kill more than 20: state media

In Summary The reports of the new clashes came after the government said 103 people had been arrested on suspicion of stoking the September fighting. Hundreds of people were killed and tens of thousands displaced in a string of clashes between the ethnic groups in September until the military intervened to quell the bloodshed A … Continue reading Renewed Oromo-Somali clashes in Ethiopia kill more than 20: state media

ተባባሪ ባልሆኑ የሶማሌ ክልል አመራሮች ላይ ዕርምጃ እንዲወሰድ ውሳኔ ተላለፈ! 

29 November 2017 ዘመኑ ተናኘ ከወራት በፊት በሶማሌና በኦሮሚያ ክልሎች አዋሳኝ አካባቢዎች የተከሰተውን ግጭት ሲከታተል የነበረው ግብረ ኃይል፣ አዲስ ውሳኔ ማስተላለፉ ታወቀ፡፡ የሪፖርተር ምንጮች እንደገለጹት፣ በምክትል ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ደመቀ መኮንን የሚመራው የፌዴራል ግብረ ኃይል ቅዳሜ ኅዳር 16 ቀን 2010 ዓ.ም. ባካሄደው ስብሰባ የሶማሌ ክልል በግጭቱ የተጠረጠሩ ግለሰቦችን በቁጥጥር ሥር ማዋል ባለመቻሉ፣ ተባባሪ ያልነበሩ አመራሮች ላይ … Continue reading ተባባሪ ባልሆኑ የሶማሌ ክልል አመራሮች ላይ ዕርምጃ እንዲወሰድ ውሳኔ ተላለፈ! 

ETHIOPIAN AUTHORITIES DEPORT PROMINENT SCHOLAR RENÉ LEFORT FROM AIRPORT; NO EXPLANATION

Addis Abeba, November 18/2017 – Reliable sources tell Addis Standard that René Lefort, a prominent scholar known for his critical observation of Ethiopian politics, was deported by Ethiopian authorities up on arrival at Bole International Airport in Addis Abeba on Tuesday November  14, 2017. According to sources familiar with the matter  and who want to remain anonymous, René … Continue reading ETHIOPIAN AUTHORITIES DEPORT PROMINENT SCHOLAR RENÉ LEFORT FROM AIRPORT; NO EXPLANATION

AS Exclusive: Document presented at the National Security Council meeting reveals Ethiopia facing alarming multi-front crisis

  Major points discussed in the document include: The country’s federal system is facing imminent threat Security breakdown contributing to rising public anxiety Immeasurable human and material cost caused by recent conflicts Absence of rule of law prevalent Security crisis negatively impacting the economy Diminishing foreign aid due to human rights related concerns Crippling effect … Continue reading AS Exclusive: Document presented at the National Security Council meeting reveals Ethiopia facing alarming multi-front crisis

​“Ethnic clashes” in Ethiopia: setting the record straight 

First there are the undisputed events. Then there are the media reactions, and these – apart from a few rare exceptions, among them some of Ethiopia’s private media – have been perplexing. By፦René Lefort 22 October 2017  In their intensity, scale and duration, the big demonstrations of 2015 and 2016 in the country’s most populous … Continue reading ​“Ethnic clashes” in Ethiopia: setting the record straight 

​ኦሮማይ-3፡ ያለ ለውጥ ብጥብጥ ውድቀትን ማረጋገጥ!

ከሕዝቡ ሲነሱ ለነበሩት የዴሞክራሲና መልካም አስተዳደር ጥያቄዎች ምላሽ ለመስጠት ባለፉት ሁለት አመታት የኢህአዴግ መንግስት መውሰድ የነበረበት የለውጥ እርምጃዎች ምንድን ናቸው? በመጀመሪያ ደረጃ ራሱ ኢህአዴግ መታደስ አለበት። በተለይ የአማራና ኦሮሞ ሕዝብ ጥያቄን የሚያነሱ ግለሰቦችን በአሸባሪነት፣ እንዲሁም ተመሳሳይ አዝማሚያ ያላቸውን የራሱን አመራሮች በጠባብነትና ትምክህተኝነት መፈረጅ ማቆም አለበት።  በመቀጠል በዴሞክራሲያዊ ስርዓት ግንባታ ረገድ ስር ነቀል የለውጥ እርምጃዎች መውሰድ ይጠበቅበታል። … Continue reading ​ኦሮማይ-3፡ ያለ ለውጥ ብጥብጥ ውድቀትን ማረጋገጥ!

​ኦሮማይ-2፡ ከለውጥ ማዕበል ወደ ብጥብጥ! 

በሕዝቡ እየተነሱ ያሉ ጥያቄዎች ተገቢ ምላሽ እስካልተሰጣቸው ድረስ ግጭትና አለመረጋጋቱ እየጨመረ ይሄዳል። ይህን የለውጥ ጥያቄ ለማስቆም መሞከር ከትውልድ ጋር ግጭት ውስጥ እንደ መግባት ነው። መንግስት ሕዝቡ እያነሳቸው ላሉት የዴሞክራሲ ጥያቄዎች ተገቢ ምላሽ ከመስጠት ይልቅ በኃይል ለማፈን የሚደረገው ጥረት ሀገሪቱን ወደ ለየለት ግጭትና አለመረጋጋት ያስገባታል።  የኢህአዴግ ባለስልጣናት ሥራና አሰራራቸውን ከማሻሻል ይልቅ ፖሊሶች፣ ወታደሮችና የደህንነት ሰራተኞች በመላክ ሕዝቡን ለሞት፣ … Continue reading ​ኦሮማይ-2፡ ከለውጥ ማዕበል ወደ ብጥብጥ! 

​ኦሮማይ-1፡ በይስሙላ ምርጫ ወደ ለውጥ ማዕበል!

የአስቸኳይ ግዜ አዋጁ የተነሳ ሰሞን ባወጣሁት “ኢትዮጲያ የማን ናት”  የሚል ፅሁፍ፤ “የኢህአዴግ መንግስት በ2002ቱ ምርጫ 99.6%፣ በ2007ቱ ደግሞ 100% ‘አሸነፍኩ’ ብሎ ተሳልቋል። ይህ “የይስሙላ ምርጫ” ግን በዴሞክራሲ መቃብር ላይ የበቀለ አረም ነው” ብዬ ነበር። ይህ ዛሬ ላይ በድንገት የተገለጠልኝ እውነት አይደለም። ልክ የ2007ቱ ምርጫ ውጤት ይፋ እንደተደረገ “100% የምርጫ ቅሌት እንጂ ውጤት አይባልም” በማለት የሚከተለውን ፅፌ ነበር፡-  … Continue reading ​ኦሮማይ-1፡ በይስሙላ ምርጫ ወደ ለውጥ ማዕበል!