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#Ethiopia Organizes mass Migrations 2 #Somalia A responsible Source in Somalia Confirmed that Ethiopia is Conspiring 2 Change the demography of the Coastal Cities in Somalia. These mass Migrations come at a time when the Somalis r fleeing their Country & Migrating away 😢
From the famine & lack of Security, Ethiopia in turn helps these people by granting them an Ethiopian Passport despite knowing their different Nationality. In addition 2 this, The media in the West r giving an image of Somalia as a jungle with wild beasts which prey on all that.
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1/ #AMISOM gets its first #Ethiopian🇪🇹 Force Commander. The last time Ethiopia offered to play this role in 2016, the proposed deal fell through...
2/ In early 2016, #Ethiopia🇪🇹 proposed taking the #AMISOM FC position if it could deploy an additional 1,000 troops into AMISOM & deploy a contingent to #Mogadishu. This was rejected in favor of a #Djibouti🇩🇯 FC. See p.201 amazon.com/Fighting-Peace…
3/ It's an interesting time for an #Ethiopian🇪🇹 #AMISOM FC given recent events around #Baidoa w the detention of #Robow involving #ENDF troops; the #AlShabaab ambush of ENDF convoys; & ongoing unilateral ENDF helicopter operations.
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Fact check Thread about @igadsecretariat Genale- Dawa River Basin impacts Juba River in #Somalia :
1- this agreement only addresses Dawa River, which contributes 10% to Juba vs. 90% Genale & Weebi rivers from #Ethiopia
2- This deal only benefits #kenya
jamhuriyadda.com/2018/02/19/imp…
3-Article 4 requires each gov pays its own study- the priblem is #Somalia is aid dependent country; thus if it can't afford feasibility study, then #Kenya Dawa River study will govern, which could foreclose 10% future water rights of Juba River riprian permanently.
4- the dawa river deal will secure future water right & addresses the #ClimateChange of Mandhere county- unfortunately #Somalia gov failed to recognize a) #Ethiopia gov for excluded Genale River as part of the deal because of recent GD-3 dams built & 3 more dams planned in 2020
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1/2 #PCRF
First of all, thank you all for the reflection. This ‘leak’ came out as a surprise to us since we have suspended the procurement process during its last stage, as we uncovered unethical business practice and irregularities in the procurement process.
1/3 #PCRF #Ethiopia Whosoever leaked the information must have missed the suspension or must have purposely provided this information to misled our customers and to affect our image. For subsequent communication, we advise to verify such information before circulating.
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I'm going on a bit of a rant to express my disdain with how some Ethiopians have reacted to the publishing of this article in the @TheEconomist, discussing the rise of the Pentecostalism creed of Christianity in #Ethiopia...(continued)...
economist.com/middle-east-an…
I have read the article several times now. My view is that such a topic cannot be properly addressed in such a short article, but it is an ok start. I don't find anything I'd particularly disagree with although I'd say there are a few subjective statements.
However, a section of Ethiopians have been up in arms, vilifying the Ethiopia based reporter who penned the piece, @TomGardner18, and accusing him of stoking division and religious tension. He has been slandered even here on Twitter where sane minds had tended to prevail.
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Long time ago, I was at a business meeting over dinner. It’s was outside of Addis and the dude suggested to drop me to my hotel & I accepted. At first, we were talking and the conversation died down quickly, probably because he was responding with monosyllabic words. 1/14
I thought to myself that it’s because he’s tired and stressed. Earlier, as we were going out of the restaurant, he wife called him and I overheard him arguing. As we drove silently in the dark, I looked out the window and I couldn’t make up where we are, as it was dark. 2/14
I felt some sort of uneasiness because I didn’t recognize the route he was taking. I shook off the weird feeling and assured myself that he must be taking a different road. 3/14
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Have been contacting sources in Addis Ababa to get confirmation about the reported detention of former commander of Ethiopian army in #Somalia, Colonel Gebregziabher Alemseged Abraha known as “Gebre”. who many Somalis call him “The Butcher of Mogadishu” so far no confirmation.
He is accused of overseeing the massacres of civilians, the shelling of densely populated civilian districts, the ransacking of hospitals in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu and various other war crimes, committed between 2006-2008, according to civil & rights groups.
In April 2008, Amnesty International accused Ethiopian soldiers on [April] of killing 21 people, including an imam and several Islamic scholars, at a Mogadishu mosque and said seven of the victims had their throats slit, according the report by Reuters.
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Used the #Addis-#Djibouti #Railway for the first time yesterday - it was a pleasant ride. The 8 hour journey started at Lebu Furi Station at 7am and arrived in Dire Dawa at 3pm. A visual thread of the the experience below!
Having bought my ticket at the ticket office, and water from the vendor outside, I waited in the station itself for the train. The station was well equipped.
Boarding was smooth, not too many people around this early on a Monday.
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When a few certified tribalists like Jawar Mohammed and aiga forum got a kick out of Rene Leffort’s latest piece, I thought Leffort must have given them a much-needed tribal manifesto or something like that. I got into the piece and I wasn’t mistaken.
Here are a few takes from this extremely biased, factually-poor blabber of an article.Leffort takes the liberty to accuse Abiy of trying to de-institutionalize his rule. What we know is Abiy was elected through the formal EPRDF procedure.
TPLF launched a personal campaign against Abiy even before he was elected. Leffort could easily have learned from Haile Mariam Desalegne how TPLF had sabotaged any real reforms occurring.Abiy's reforms were unthinkable if TPLF had been in charge.
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18 yrs. It took EPLF 18 yrs from inception to liberation. 1973 - 91, EPLF - birthed from 3 splinter ELF groups - moulded into a highly progressive, egalitarian front that revolutionized #Eritrea. Plus an exceptionally disciplined, creative & invincible fighting force.

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But most of all, EPLF was a Logistical Phenomenon. Mastering a detailed, complex & coordinated operation involving 10000s of #Eritrea|ns, facilities & supplies over decades.

Strategy, Ownership, Partners, Comms, Org, Inventory, Info, Plan, Mgmnt, Coordination, Execution.
Inhospitable mountains & deserts were carved into under unrelenting assaults behind trenches stretching 320km.:

Building underground homes; factories; schools, garages, halls, laboratories, hosiptal (7km long - worlds longest) etc for 10000s of #Eritrea|ns.
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#Muslims r one of the most financially excluded citizens in #Ethiopia & their primarily reason is #Riba. But I wonder how & where the data for such reports are collected? "Financial inclusion in Ethiopia: 10 takeaways from the latest Findex" tinyurl.com/ydhmd738 via @WorldBank
Citizens who identify themselves as #Muslims account for 34% of the #Ethiopia'n population (CSA, 2007). This large segment of the society was demanding Shari'ah Compliant #finance for long time. Banks first responded by introducing 0% interest A/C #financialinclusion @WorldBank
Banks attracted millions of customers and mobilized billions of Birr in deposits. Sadly, customers were unaware that these deposits are not #ShariahCompliant and they were subjected to successive devaluations which has impacted them a lot. #financialinclusion #Ethiopia @WorldBank
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In one of the women’s shelters we visited today I saw a pregnant young woman, crying quietly. We asked what happened & the ladies from AA women’s association told us her story.

Aselefech is from Burayu & has been crying for days b/c she wants to see her husband. 1/10 #Ethiopia
She is very pregnant & due any minute. She has a tape on her forehead, an injury on her right side & her right hand is still swollen. She was beaten inside her home and attacked with a knife. She was brought to hospital in an ambulance & hasn’t seen her husband since. 2/10
We asked if she’s in pain, if she needs anything, ... she said “no, I just want my husband”.
Me: where is he?
Her: Filipos new alugn
Me: can we call him?
Her: battery alqotal *breaks down in tears*
Me: but you are due any minute, it’s better here closer to hospital ... 3/10
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Thread on the situation in #Ethiopia and particularly #AddisAbaba, in light of the events in #Burayu.
1/ It’s been an extremely difficult couple of days for #Ethiopia and I do not say that because lives were lost and violence has rocked parts of the city. Addis is resilient and has seen a lot in the last 100 years.
2/ I say that because the violence was not perpetrated by the government (as has been the case in the past), but by a mob of young criminals who felt entitled to steal, rape and massacre by ethnically identifying their 23 victims. See @AaronMG 's article reuters.com/article/us-eth…
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1. #Ethiopia/n government have communication strategy problem. Look how messed up the communication of the Engineer’s death investigation. Given the lack of trust in state institutions, the work should have been supported by good communications.
2. State media in all its force aggressively worked for days to manufacture grief and shaped public opinion. The government knowing things are complicated and GRD project was not fine, should have refrained from anything that might influence public opinion.
3. they did not try to shape public opinion for a more than a month and let conspiracies prevail. Even with the press conference they did not prepare any form of detailed documentation. there preparation was unmatched with the certainty of the public.
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Opinion:The new era of transformation in #Ethiopia & the Elephant in the room addisstandard.com/opinion-the-ne… With PM #AbiyAhmed,the age of freedom has begun in earnest,but no decent analysis of Ethiopian politics is complete without the talk of the Elephant in the room-Identity politics
#Ethiopia: "Identity politics is, I submit, a secular variation to the religious notion of worshiping the wrong idols. It usually emerges from the place of arrogance, deceit and resentment and is fundamentally driven by a toxic sense of victimhood." Kebadu Mekonnen, (PhD)
#Ethiopia: "For a republic worthy of its name to emerge and a genuine civic solidarity to take root in Ethiopia, I believe that we need a constitutional amendment prohibiting the founding of political parties on the basis of ethnicity or religion," Kebadu Mekonnen, (PhD)
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#Ethiopia-#Eritrea:PM #AbiyAhmed makes unannounced visit to Port #Massawa & #Assab today, ETV & FanaBc said. It follows last night's announcement that an Ethiopian commercial ship was scheduled to dock in in port Massawa after 20 yrs. PM Abiy was welcomed by Pres. Isaias Afwerki.
Update: PM #AbiyAhmed visited port #Assab & the 71km long road which stretches from #Ethiopian border to the port. He is also expected to visit port of Massawa this afternoon

⏩Ethiopian commercial ship will dock today at #Massawa Port from #SaudiArabia fanabc.com/english/2018/0…
Update: PM #AbiyAhmed will have two days of official visit to #Eritrea during which he will also travel to the capital #Asmara and "will hold extensive discussions with President Isaias Afwerki to assess and expedite implementation of the agreement of 9 July," @hawelti said.
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#Ethiopia: Federal attorney general pressed charges against 100 people including former #Hawassa city Mayor Tewodros Gebiba & Administrator of #Sidama Zone Aklilu Adula, accusing them of instigating the recent inter-communal violence in Hawassa & environs fanabc.com/2018/08/%e1%8b…
Update: Both Twedros & Aklilu resigned from their position on July 05th in the wake of weeks of inter-communal violence in #Hawassa & environs which targeted ethnic #Wolayitas. The victims have directly implicated senior officials of the region 👇👇
Update: The Fed Atto. General filled the charges against the accused at the #Hawassa high court, exercising its jurisdiction to press charges on behalf of the Federal First Instance Court. Former Hawassa city prison police head & five employees of the prison are also charged.
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#Ethiopia: Desta Adu Worku, a reporter at the state daily Ethiopian Herald, says Ethiopian Press Agency (EPA) G. Manager Sebsebe kebede (1st pic) & his deputy, Mebrahtom Kiros, were "sacked". Both were long serving employees of EPA which is the largest state owned media company.
B/ground: EPA is the oldest state owned media company established in 1961. It publishes 4 state-owned newspapers & one magazine: the English daily The Ethiopian Herald, the Amharic daily Addis Zemen , the Afaan Oromo newspaper Bariissa & the Arabic Al Alem, and Zemen magazine.
Update: "Getenet Taddesse has been appointed as EPA Manager while Dr. Henok Seyoum & Wendemu Tekele have been picked as [Deputy] Managers,"Jurno Desta says. Getenet is documentary & Cinema Director & News Anchor at Walta. He has previously worked at the #Amhara Mass Media Agency.
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Ethiopian Embassy in #SouthAfrica issued statement asking Ethiopians to be cautious as violence targeting foreigners in #Soweto province & environs enters 2nd day. The emb. said shops & businesses owned by Ethiopians were targeted. Embassy emergency NOs: 0123462110 & 0123462947
#SouthAfrica violence targets Soweto's foreign-owned shops bbc.com/news/world-afr… "Three people have been killed in South Africa during violence on Wednesday targeting foreign-owned businesses in Soweto, police say."
Update: #Ethiopia's MoFA said one Ethiopian was killed in #Soweto & one was injured & is recovering in hospital. It said the embassy was working with the gov of #SouthAfrica to protect Ethiopians from the violence, & cautioned Ethiopians to take extra care to protect themselves
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#Ethiopia: Federal Prosecutors have this afternoon pressed charges against Biniyam Tewolde (pic) former Information Network Security Agency (INSA) Deputy Director, his wife & two other individuals in six offenses including alleged corruption crimes, @Capitaleth reported.
Update: Biniyam Tewolde is charged with multiple counts of corruption involving himself & his wife Tsige Teklu. Co-defendants include Selamyhun Adefirs, educational training director, & Yirgalem Abraha, director of national cyber security force of INSA. fanabc.com/2018/08/%e1%8b…
The main charge accuses Biniam of conducting a 72 m birr worth contract with Avorniga Technologies Limited, an #Israeli company, & withdrawing 32.4 m birr by conspiring with the company for training services that didn't happen. He is also accused of illegal wealth accumulation.
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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." addisfortune.net/news-alert/pol…
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 fanabc.com/2018/08/%e1%89…
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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 -#Eritrea: Community leaders, elders, women and the youth from #Ethiopia's #Zalambessa city & its environs have crossed to #Senafe, a market city in the southern #Eritrea, as part of people-to-people diplomacy following recent rapprochement between the two countries.
Update: Watch a joyous reunion as the communities from #Zalamessa and #Senafe met. The 1998 - 2000 border war between #Eritrea & #Ethiopia resulted in border closure and heavy militarization on both sides. Both countries are now normalizing their relations. Vid. Senait Mebrahtu
በትግራይ ምስራቃዊ ዞን የጎሎመኻዳ ወረዳ የልዑካን ቡድን ኤርትራ ገባ fanabc.com/2018/08/%e1%89…
ገብተዋል። ቡድኑ ወደ ሰርሓ ሲገባም የኤርትራ ወታደሮች አቀባበል እንዳደረጉላቸው የትግራይ ክልል ምስራቃዊ ዞን አስተዳደር ጽህፈት ቤት አስታውቋል።
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THREAD: Time for a discussion on the state of news reporting in the #Somali region. A look at the key sources of information permitted to work on the ground. The situation is dire to say the least. #Ethiopia
As is well known, since 2008 the #Somali region had been under a total blockade enforced by former President Abdi Illey. Meaning beyond state outlets like EBC, media outlets and rights groups were barred access to the region.
Over the years, Abdi Illey organized a consortium of like minded ideologically similar outlets and bloggers to gain access and monopolize the reporting from the region. A considerable amount of investment locked down the region's journalism into the single celled realm it became.
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