Daily Archives: November 29, 2011

የአልሸባብ ርምጃና የተመድ ዉግዝት

Großansicht des Bildes mit der Bildunterschrift:

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

Why is Ethiopia poor?

 

  By Alemayehu G Mariam      | November 28, 2011


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Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam
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.

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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

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