Monthly Archives: November 2011
ከእርምጃዉ ጀርባ ያለዉ ምክንያት ምንም-ሆነ ምን ዉሳኔዉ በአካባቢዉ ለሚኖረዉ ሕዝብ ጥቅም ሲባል ይለወጣል የሚል ተስፋ ነዉ-ያለን።አሁን ባለንበት ደረጃ እርምጃዉ በርዳታ ፈላጊዎች ላይ ሥለሚያደርሰዉ ተፅዕኖ ለመናገር ገና ነዉ።ትናንት ነዉ የተፈፀመዉ
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የሶማሊያ አክራሪ ደፈጣ ተዋጊ ቡድን አ-ሸባብ ደቡባዊ ሶማሊያ የሚሠሩ የርዳታ ድርጅቶችን ማገዱን የተባበሩት መንግሥታት ድርጅት አወገዘ።የአ-ሸባብ ታጣቂዎች ትናንት ደቡባዊ ሶማሊያ ዉስጥ ይሰሩ የነበሩ የተባበሩት መንግሥታትና የተለያዩ የርዳታ ድርጅቶች ንብረትን ዘርፈዋል፥ ቢሯቸዉንም ሰበብረዋል።እርምጃዉን ዋና ፀሐፊ ፓን ጊ ሙንን ጨምሮ የተለያዩ ዓለም አቀፉ ድርጅት ባለሥልጣናት አዉግዘዉታል።የድርጅቶቹ መታገድና መዘረፍ ለረሐብ ለተጋለጠዉ የሶማሊያ ሕዝብ የሚሠጠዉን እርዳታ ያስተጓጉለዋል የሚል ሥጋት አሳድሯል።ነጋሽ መሐመድ ናይሮቢ የሚገኘዉን የተባበሩት መንግሥታት የሠብአዊ ርዳታ ማስተባባሪያ ፅሕፈት ቤት ባልደረባን አነጋግሮ ያጠናቀረዉ ዘገባ አለ።ናይሮቢ ሆነዉ-ለሶማሊያ ሕዝብ የሚላከዉን ርዳታ የሚመሩና የሚያስተባብሩት የተባበሩት መንግሥታት ድርጅት ባለሥልጣናት እንደሚሉት ከትናንት በፊት ለድርጅታቸዉ የደረሰ ማስጠንቀቂያ-ማሳሰቢያ ማስታወሺያም የለም።ትናንት ሁሉም ሆነ። Read the rest of this entry
|Prof. Al Mariam|
First, Why is Africa Poor?
George Ayittey, the renowned Ghanaian economist and president of the Free Africa Foundation swears that “Africa is poor because she is not free”. Like Ayittey, Robert Guest, business editor for The Economist, in his book The Shackled Continent (2004), declares that “Africans are poor because they are poorly governed.” He argues that “Africa is the only continent to have grown poorer over the last three decades” while other developing countries and regions have grown richer. Much of Africa, it seems, was better off at the end of colonialism than it is today.
For Ayittey and Guest, the tens of billions of dollars in Western aid to Africa have done very little to improve the lives of Africans; at best, aid has served to “bankroll tyrants” and facilitate experimentation by “idealists with hopeless economic policies.” Statism (the state as the principal change agent) and dictatorship have denied the African masses basic political and economic freedoms while the few privileged kleptocrats (or thieves that have pirated the ship of state, emptied out the national treasury and plundered the economy) live the sweet life of luxury (la dolce vita), not entirely unlike the “good old” colonial times. As Ayittey explains, much of Africa today suffers under the control of “vampire states” with “governments that have been hijacked by a phalanx of bandits and crooks who would use the instruments of the state machinery to enrich themselves and their cronies and their tribesmen and exclude everybody else.” (“Hyena States” would be a fitting metaphor considering the African landscape and the rapacious and predatory nature of the crooks.) Simply stated, much of Africa languishes under the rule of thugtators (thugtatorship is the highest stage of African dictatorship) who cling to power for the single purpose of using the apparatuses of the state to loot and ransack their nations. Such is the unvarnished truth about Africa’s entrapment in perpetual post-independence poverty and destitution Read the rest of this entry
Editor’s note – We received Tadele Girmachew’s article before anyone began to question the motive of Meles Zenawi’s re-invasion of Somalia. Kenya invaded Somalia, and it was an act that offended Meles Zenawi. Did Kenya take his job? Details from Tadele’s article (We apologize for the late posting).
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Meles Zenawi arrives at the 16th Extra Ordinary Summit of IGAD Heads of state meeting on Somalia, in Addis Ababa November 25, 2011. Ethiopia will deploy troops inside Somalia for a “brief period” to help Somali and Kenyan forces battling Islamist militants expand their control in southern Somalia, Ethiopian officials said on Friday. (REUTERS/Kumerra Gemechu) Read the rest of this entry
| November 26, 2011
The face is elegantly thin. The eyes are large. The mouth is slightly open, betraying an ambiguous smile. The forehead is big, born to think for the Ethiopian world by being the voice of the voiceless, the eyes of all those who cannot see, the healer of all those whom he touched and the caring mind of those who cannot think freely, lest they are silenced by the guns of tyranny Read the rest of this entry
ዘመቻ ደምመላሽ ወታደራዊ ጥቃት ፈጸመ የመግለጫውን ሙሉ ቃል ለማንበብ እዚህ ይጫኑ።ዘመቻ-ደምመላሽ-ወታደራዊ-ጥቃት-ፈጸመ
Share This Tags ethiopiaKenyaSomalia McClatchy Newspapers NAIROBI, Kenya — The State Department’s top Africa policymaker on Tuesday warned Ethiopia not to invade Somalia, but the warning came too late, with Somalis claiming that Ethiopian troops were already rolling through their villages in trucks. The statement from Johnnie Carson, the assistant secretary of state for African affairs, was a sign that Washington is growing increasingly wary of a month-old offensive against the Islamist militant group al-Shabab that was launched by Kenya and now appears to include Ethiopia. “We firmly believe that the best way to deal with al-Shabab and the way to restore stability is working with AMISOM militarily, using them as a vehicle to advance security,” Carson said in response to a question during a conference call with reporters. AMISOM is the acronym for the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia, Read the rest of this entry
|Activist Yenesaw Gebre|
The 29 years old Yenesew Gebre is a hero and an exemplary martyr for peaceful struggle in Ethiopia. Yenesew was an English teacher at both the Waka High School and Waka Vocational and Technical College until he was fired from his job by the Woyane (TPLF) regime two years ago. For years officials of the Tercha Woreda, Dawro Zone in southwestern Ethiopia, have been violating the rights of the residents of Waka town. Waka was reduced from a Woreda (district) capital to a non-entity town, many development activities in the town were curtailed by the regime’s officials without any tangible reasons, and residents have been harassed frequently by the regime’s thugs. Yenesew, being an activist for the opposition groups in the town, was a regular victim of the regime. Two years ago he was summarily fired from his teaching job because of his political opposition to the Woyane regime. In recent days he was actively campaigning against the injustices of the regime at public meetings. On Friday November 11, 2011, the day he set fire on himself, this was what he publicly said to the people of Waka town: Read the rest of this entry
|Saif Al-Islam giving an interview after captured on Nov 20, 2011 (Reuters)|
TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libyastood firm on Sunday over the trial of Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam, saying its courts could judge him fairly, defying the International Criminal Court, which says it is its right [to] try him at The Hague for crimes against humanity.
As news came in of the capture of Gaddafi’s feared intelligence chief, Abdullah al-Senussi, officials said he, too, would be given a fair trial in Libya Read the rest of this entry
Somalia’s Shebab rebels warned Ethiopia on Sunday they would “break the necks” of its troops, a day after reports that Addis Ababa sent hundreds of soldiers into the war-torn country.“Soldiers of our enemy, the black colonialists of Ethiopia, made some movements into our region on Saturday, but they do not scare us,” said Sheikh Yusuf Ali Ugas, the insurgent group’s commander for the Hiran region Read the rest of this entry