By David Arnold
July 17, 2012 (VOA News) – Speculation about the health of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi may be coming to an end soon. After days of rumors and unconfirmed reports that Meles was gravely ill, or even deceased, tfhe Ethiopian government says it will clarify the situation at a news conference on July 18.
The rumors and unconfirmed reports began last week and gained momentum when Meles did not attend a meeting of the African Union in Addis Ababa as expected. There was even speculation about who might succeed Meles if he could not finish his term in office in 2015.
There is no serious illness at all … (Meles) will return soon.
Then on Monday, Ethiopia’s deputy prime minister and foreign minister, Hailemariam Desalegne, confirmed that Meles was indeed ill, but refused to elaborate or say what the illness might be. The speculation increased again. Read more…
Hundreds of thousands of irate Ethiopian Muslims took to the streets of Addis Ababa this weekend – Africa’s biggest protests since Tahrir Square. They want the government to stop meddling in their religious affairs, and acknowledge that Muslims can’t remain a marginalised minority. Ethiopia’s Christian-led government better make some concessions quickly, or risk finding out exactly how many irate Muslims there really are. Read more…
The Scramble for the Horn of Africa
by THOMAS C. MOUNTAIN
July 17, 2012 (Counter Punch) – With its foundations irreparably cracked and its edifices of power crumbling the Ethiopian regime headed by Meles Zenawi is turning more and more to the CIA to make the critical decisions in the ministries of power in the capital Addis Ababa.
Faced with growing nationalist insurgencies, an ongoing economic crisis and calls for regime change from the heights of the religious community, the isolation surrounding Meles Zenawi grows almost by the day. Addis Ababa has become home to an ever shrinking inner circle of regime insiders allowed to share in the spoils of power but with no one able to replace Meles himself as head of state.
When the Egyptian people finally exploded President Mubarak quickly became expendable for the USA had a “Plan B” in the Egyptian military. But no such back up plan exists in Ethiopia for Meles Zenawi knows all to well how quickly he can become “expendable” when it comes to the interests of Pax Americana and has made sure that the Ethiopian army has been purged of any and all who might replace him. Read more…
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Ibsa Sochii Dargaggoota Biyyoolessaa Bilisummaa fi Dimokrasiif (Qeerroo), Adoolessa 2012 | Finfinne
Mootummaan abbaa Irree EPRDF erga aangootti bahee ummati Itopiyaas ta’e addatti Oromoon nagaa fi qabbana argatee qe’ee isaa irra guyyaa tokkoof illee hin jiraanne. Erga TPLF baroota 21f aangoo gubbaatti human waraanaan of irroomsee as maqaa mirga sabootaan kabajchiisaan kakataa garuu mirgi sabootaa ukkaamsaa fi kanneen mirga isaaniif falman duguugaa fi hidhaatti dararaa as gehe. Beelli, hiyyummaan, hidhaa fi ajjeechaan akkasumas qabeenyaa samamanii dachii irratti dhalatan irraa buqa’uun miidhaa daangaa hin qabnetu ummata irra gahaa yoona gahe. Sirni nama nyaataa ta’ee ummataafis ta’e biyyattiif silmii itt ta’ee jijjirraa tokkoon malee yoona geessisuun waan hin malle tahus umanni baroota bittaa Wayyaanee kanatti diddaa deemsisuu irraa osoo duuba hin jedhiin warraaqsa wal irraa hin cinne gaggeessaa yoona gahan. Warraaqsa kana keessattis wareegamni bahe haalan guddaa dha. Read more…
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July 17, 2012 (UNPO) - Last week, Oromos from all over Europe gathered in the Netherlands on the occasion of a two-day community event, combining a political demonstration as well as a seminar. Read more…
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Eye Witness News | July 17, 2012
WHY DR NKOSAZANA ZUMA?
In an age where ideals such as gender equality are constantly being promoted, the African Union’s decision to appoint Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as AU Chair is considered to be progressive. Read more…
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July 17, 2012 (VOA News) – Eritrea is urging the United Nations to lift sanctions against the country after a leaked U.N. report suggested Asmara no longer supports Somali al-Shabab insurgents.
The report by the U.N. Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea, obtained Monday by news agencies including VOA, found no evidence that Eritrea directly supported al-Shabab in the past year.
The U.N. Security Council tightened sanctions against the East African country last year dur to concerns it was supporting Somali insurgents – a claim Eritrea denies.
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By Graham Peebles
July 17, 2012 (MWC News) – An ideological poison is polluting all life within Ethiopia, flowing into every area of civil society. Local governance, urban and rural neighbourhoods, farming,education and the judiciary all are washed in Revolutionary Democracy’, the doctrine of the ruling party. Human Rights Watch (HRW) in their detailed report ‘Development without Freedom’ (DWF) quote Ethiopia’s Prime Minister for the last twenty years Meles Zenawi explaining that “when Revolutionary Democracy permeates the entire society, individuals will start to think alike and all persons will cease having their own independent outlook. In this order, individual thinking becomes simply part of collective thinking because the individual will not be in a position to reflect on concepts that have not been prescribed by Revolutionary Democracy.” A society of automatons is the EPRDF vision, The Borg Collective in the Horn of Africa, men women and children of the seventy or so tribal groups of Ethiopia all dancing to one repressive tune sung by the ruling EPRDF. Read more…