Mekiyaa Abdullahi irraa | Adoolessa 19, 2012
Baabura warraaqsaa yeroo dura ka’uu
Imaltuun hedduu dhaa kan waliin bobba’uu
Xawalwaalle fi gantuun bakka hin gayanii
Buufata adda addaatti keessaa utaalanii
Ammallee hedduu dhaa kan karaa yaabbatuu
Kan sobaa fi dhugaa baree addaan baafatuu
Baaburri warraaqsaa takkallee hin boqatuu
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Ethiopia’s government has denied Prime Minister Meles Zenawi is critically ill but says he has been in hospital.
July 18, 2012 (BBC News) – “He is not in a critical state. He is in good condition,” spokesman Bereket Simon told the AFP news agency.
A spokesperson for the Ethiopian embassy in London told the BBC the 57 year old was in a stable condition after hospital treatment.
Speculation about his health began when he missed last weekend’s African Union summit in Addis Ababa.
There were reports that Mr Meles was in hospital in Belgium, suffering from a stomach complaint.
The Ethiopian embassy spokesperson in London said the prime minister had been visited by high-level officials, but did not say where he was being treated.
Diplomatic sources in Brussels told AFP that the Ethiopian leader was in a hospital in the Belgian capital. Read more…
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By Namasaa Adabba | July 18, 2012
The struggle of any society is determined by its causes, its political nature, and the core objectives it sets out to achieve. In this era of catastrophic destruction, human suffering and total disregard for human rights, the terms slavery, colonialism and genocide are superficially defined and given a distorted view in order to conceal their devastating impacts on the victimized peoples around the world.
For people who are living under occupation in colonized and enslaved society, the pain is real, and its burden consists of suffering. Unbearable, humiliating, and endless suffering. As seen time and time again throughout history, when the people of a nation come under occupation, it is natural for them to put up resistance against the occupying forces because there is no alternative to human dignity and freedom. Read more…
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By Catherine Cheney
July 18, 2012 (World Politics Review) – Twenty Ethiopian journalists and opposition figures accused of trying to topple the government will now spend between eight years and the rest of their lives in prison. As the New York Times reported, these defendants, who were convicted on terrorism charges, were the victims of security concerns being used “as an excuse to crack down on dissent and media freedoms.”
The Horn of Africa country, located between Sudan and Somalia, is seen by the U.S. as a source of stability and as a key regional partner in the war on terror, explained Claire Beston, the Ethiopia researcher at Amnesty International.
“And that is to the detriment of the domestic human rights situation in Ethiopia,” she said. “Those freedoms are being sacrificed for that stabilizing role that Ethiopia is being seen to play in the region, which may turn out to be a very short-sighted strategy.” Read more…
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