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🧵 1/14 The Struggles of #AddisAbeba Under the Rule of Abiy Ahmed 🇪🇹
This extended thread delves into the challenges facing #AddisAbeba, Ethiopia's capital city, under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Mayor Abebech Adane, and the urgent need for change.👇
#Ethiopia #AbiyAhmed
🧵 2/14 Who is Abiy Ahmed? 🤔
Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia's Prime Minister since April 2018, was initially seen as a beacon of hope. However, his tenure has been marred by persistent social issues that plague Addis Abeba and the nation.
#AbiyAhmed #EthiopianPolitics
🧵 3/14 Who is Abebech Adane? 🏛️
Abebech Adane, the Mayor of Addis Abeba, has faced criticism for her inability to address the city's pressing social issues effectively. The government needs to prioritize the well-being of its citizens to prevent further deterioration.
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#19febbraio 1937. #AddisAbeba, Etiopia. È mattina. Due uomini della resistenza etiope, Abraham Deboch e Mogus Asghedom, durante una celebrazione, tentano di uccidere la massima autorità in città: il viceré, l’italianissimo Rodolfo Graziani.
Facciamo un passo indietro: è il 9 maggio 1936. Il capo del governo italiano, Benito Mussolini, è a Palazzo Venezia. Parla alla folla, parla agli Italiani. C’è una guerra in corso, in Etiopia, la sta combattendo il generale Badoglio.
Quel giorno, però, anche se la guerra non è finita, perché la resistenza degli Etiopi è più forte del previsto, Mussolini proclama l’Impero. Vittorio Emanuele III diventa imperatore.

Badoglio, ansioso di tornare in patria, lascia sul posto il generale Graziani. Diventa viceré.
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My mom was ill for a couple of days and it became really serious yesterday. My families took her to a hospital yesterday for more tests and to put her on glucose since she wasn't eating very well. First they took her to Washington clinic, beds weren't available there..
they also had no oxygen at the time. So they took her to kadisco hospital, at kadisco there was neither a bed nor an oxygen at the time. They just put her on emergency since her oxygen level was dropping to 60%. So the next stop was Korea hospital, guess what no beds at..
korea Hospital either. So they had to take her to a fourth hospital Yerer Hospital. Okay you won't be surprised to hear this if you have been following the news about the shortage of bed and oxygen in town. So no bed and oxygen at Yerer Hospital either. In the meanitime...
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#Africa #AU #AddisAbeba #Coronavirus

On Saturday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said the ongoing COVID-19 second wave infections may be linked with the emergence of more transmissible variants.
"Africa is currently experiencing an increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases," the specialist healthcare agency of the African Union (AU) Commission said in its latest publication on Saturday.
As of Jan 27, at least 40 countries have undergone a second wave of the pandemic, including all countries in the region of Southern Africa, the Africa CDC said. "This new wave of infections is thought to be associated with the emergence of variants that are more transmissible,"
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#Ethopia #Sudan #Tigray #AddisAbeba #CivilWar #TigrayWar #Refugees


The deadly conflict between Ethiopia and its northern region of Tigray spilled over the border Tuesday as several thousand people fled to Sudan, along with soldiers seeking refuge,
while the regional leader of Tigray accused Eritrea of attacking at the request of the federal government of Ethiopia. In the meantime, the United Nations and its allies in Sudan are planning, at least initially, to receive 20,000 refugees.
So far, hundreds of people on both sides of the conflict have been confirmed killed, one diplomat in the capital, Addis Ababa, said. It was still hard to verify either side 's claims. For sparking the fight, each blames the other.
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According to BBC : In a statement issued this morning the #Tigray Regional Government says that the Ethiopian army, Northern Command,has defected with all its leaders & soldiers from @AbiyAhmedAli’s Government & joined the #Tigray people.
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#Ethopia #Tigray #AddisAbeba #War

Travel restrictions to Tigray: Pres. Debretsion Gebremichael has ordered all air and land transportation to Tigray to remain closed, according to TgTv
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#Eritrea Ogni mese centinaia di giovani continuano a lasciare il paese. Nonostante la pace con l'#Ethiopia, la frontiera resta chiusa e la fuga continua. Sono circa 170.000 gli eritrei registrati con @UNHCREthiopia.… Image
#AddisAbeba Nel sobborgo di Mebrat Hail, sono numerosi gli Eritrei arrivati negli ultimi mesi, la maggior parte raggiunge la città dopo una sosta nei campi rifugiati nel Tigray, dove vivono +70.0000 persone. Altri non sono registrati con @UNHCREthiopia e arrivano in autonomia. ImageImage
In #Ethiopia c'è molta incertezza. Nel 2018, 1milione di persone sono fuggite dalle loro case e le tensioni comunitarie diffuse in diverse aree del paese continuano. Difficile transizione per la democrazia multipartitica e paura per assicurare la stabilità nel Corno D’Africa.
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#Ethiopia: As Ethiopians joined @PMEthiopia's #GreenLegacy initiative with a promise to plant 200 m seedlings today, team AS would like to recognize @fairytale0716 for mobilizing #EthioTweeps & everyone who participated in this inspiring civic duty yesterday.#አረንጏዴአሻራ 🌳
@PMEthiopia @fairytale0716 PM #AbiyAhmed arrived in #ArbaMinch city to participate in "#GreenLegacy initiative where he already planted seedlings with government officials and community members this morning," #PMO. #Ethiopia
@PMEthiopia @fairytale0716 Members of Ethiopian National Defense Force (#ENDF) participating in today's #GreenLegacy program.

Source: ENA.

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#Ethiopia: @PMEthiopia indicates there has been a plane crash involving @flyethiopian "Boeing 737 on regular scheduled flight to Nairobi, Kenya this morning." The office extended it’s condolences to the families who lost their lives. But, there is no corresponding info as of yet.
Update: FanaBC confirms the news. "Ethiopian airline Boeing 337 flight from Addis Abeba to Nairobi crashed," the headline says. The news provides no further detail other than the quote from the PM office

**NOTE: AS is informed the accident did happen…
Update: It's confirmed. The aircraft B-737-800MAX with registration number ET- AVJ took off at 08:38 am local time from AA, Bole Intl Airport & lost contact at 08:44am. It crashed around Bishoftu. It has 149 passengers & 8 crew members.… (Pic: Profile).
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#Ethiopia: "#AddisAbeba Trade Bureau along with the city's Police Commission have begun closing shops behind Ethiopia Hotel, on Yohanes Street, suspected of engaging in an illegal business. The area is famous for the black market trade that takes place."…
Update: The police say they have seized some 5,466,632 birr; 56,000 dollar; 4,016 Pound; €2,070 Euro; 6,505 Emirati dirham, as well as cash in other foreign currencies following today's raid on shops involved in parallel currency market in various places in #AddisAbeba. FanaBC
Update: Police crackdown on parallel currency market (black market)shops landed 40 suspects in jail, #AddisAbeba police financial crimes investigation bureau deputy director Debebe Digafu said, more will follow soon. Suspects have already appeared in court…
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#Ethiopia: "Former Chief Administrator of #Ethiopia-n Somali Regional State, Abdi Mohamed Omer, has been arrested." government affiliated @fanatelevision reported.
Update: The federal attorney general's office said Abdi Iley is arrested on suspicion of gross human rights violations as well as instigating ethnic & religious violence, the state broadcaster ETV says. The police is also arresting other individuals suspected of links with him
Update: The police have said they have found five Kalashnikov and four pistols at the house where former #Somali state president Abdi Iley was arrested earlier. The fire arms were placed under police jurisdiction.
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#Ethiopia: As per @fanatelevision, Takele Uma, Mayor of #AddisAbaba city, "today visited condo dwellers at #KoyeFeche site", in the southern outskirt of Addis, off #Addis-#Adama expressway. "The residents have complained about lack of infrastructure, such as water & electricity."
#ContextMatters: As early as 2012, AS asked if condominiums in #AddisAbeba were becoming "Slums in the making"… "existing problem of infrastructure in some sites such as Jemo, the biggest condominium site hosting 10, 000 houses, is not an end in itself"
"So far, the issue of lack, or in some cases absence, of a functioning infrastructure has been widely discussed as a national agenda. In the past the gov has admitted, more than once,that a few essential things have gone terribly wrong while planning for the massive construction"
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#Ethiopia: The ongoing meeting in #AddisAbeba by executive & council members of #ESPDP, as well as leaders of various clans have unanimously decided to assign Mustafa Muhumed Omer to be the incoming acting president of the #Somali regional state until elections are held in 2020.
Update: It is expected that the meeting's unanimous decision to assign Mustafa will be a final decision that will see him assume the position as acting presidnet, which is currently held by Ahmed Abdi Mohammed (pic) after the resignation of the embattled ex president Abdi Illey
Update: Mustafa is born in 1973 in #Degahbour, #Somali regional state. He is a well known critic of Abdi Illey's iron fist in the region & the rampant abuse of human rights by the Liyu police. An economist by training, he has a Masters of Science degree in Agricultural Economics
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#Ethiopia:#AddisAbaba City Council to hold extraordinary session tomrw to approve city's cabinet.The current cabinet has finished its mandate in April, but elections were postponed. An extraordinary meeting by the council picked Takele Uma (pic) as new Mayor with a rank of deputy
Background News: #AddisAbeba city council appoints a new mayor -… Takele will have the official title of a deputy mayor because he is not a member of the city’s council. However he will have the full responsibilities of a mayor.
Update: The ongoing extraordinary meeting of #AddisAbeba city council approved 18 new cabinet members forwarded by the current deputy mayor Takele Uma. It also sworn in Abebech Negash (*pic), a new speaker for the city council. She previously worked at the city's education bureau
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Breaking: The embattled #Somali region president Abdi Illey and key military leaders of the Liyu Police have been placed "under the federal army and police custody which were sent in to #Jigjiga yesterday. AS learned that they are being flown to #AddisAbeba at the moment.
On Sat. attempt to detain Abdi Illey failed in what is described as ill preparation by Fed. defense forces, who surrounded his "Presidential palace"… Read our source quoted as saying: "Abdi Illey will be placed under federal custody. “
Quoting @BBCSomali #BBCAmharic said Abdi Illey was detained by members of the federal army and was taken from his "Presidential Palace"… አብዲ ሞሃመድ ኡመር በቁጥጥር ስር ዋሉ -
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#Ethiopia:The fed defense forcea moving into #Jigjiga city, the capital of the Ethiopian #Somali regional state, after attempts to summon the region's Pres., Abdi Illey, to #AddisAbeba failed & reports that he ordered thousands of Liyu Police to move to the city. 📷 @oladmohamed
Update:This came after Abdi sent members of Liyu police to disrupt ongoing meeting by hundreds of Ethio #Somalis in #DireDawa city. As partial result of the threat the city declared a military command post on Thursday. The gathering in Dire Dawa is called to denounce Abdi Illey.
Update: As per a gov source, since Thursday, thousands of members of the Liyu Police were told by Abdi to move into #Jigjiga. He was then asked to come with key members of his cabinet to AA to discuss the ongoing situation. "He declined & the security situation calls for caution"
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