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#COVID_SSA Update #Ethiopia - 13 weeks into their 2nd wave. 7,107 new cases last week, one-third⬇️on week 60. So it could be peaking🙏but caution indicated THREAD 1/8 @EPHIEthiopia @abebawfekadu @EthiopianNomad Image
Caution 1 - cases are falling in Ethiopia, but so are the number of tests performed. The test +ve proportion (>20%) remains much too high overall 2/8 Image
Caution 2 - regional data issued by @EPHIEthiopia (latest to 18/4/21) indicates that while incidence *may* have peaked in #Addis it is rising in most other regions (having taken off later) 3/8 Image
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I had asked @EthzemaLeader the following question after his controversial/deliberate remark against #IslamicBanking/#InterestFreeBanking (as it is called here in #Ethiopia). I have today watched another video of him where he tried to "Clarify" but continued to insult us more.
First of all, he has tried to defend that he is not an #islamophobe by bringing #Muslim audience & that his grandmother was a Muslim. This is the same reply many persons give when they are confronted with their #Islamophobic attitude. #BerhanuNega is no different.
You can have #Muslim parents, lived with #Muslims fasted #Ramadan, eaten #Dates or #Sambusa etc you can still be an #islamophobe. One can claim to be a Muslim but in reality be the most #Islamophobic person that hates #Muslims and #Islam. It is a lame excuse!


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To be clear, the disparate visions @awolallo is talking about are ethnic federalism (supposedly plural) vs a vision of "one language, one religion" one sex position that is based on some puritan "Amhara" Abiy jerks off to. That's literally what he said. And you agree with that?/1
Where do we even begin to get shocked at @awolallo & Cos sinister motives? Forget that we have 4 more federal languages, #Sidama has become an autonomous region, Muslims & Evangelicals have legal recognition and identity-based killing of #Amharas did not start in 2018,/2
how can one look at the #Amhara polity and even think of them as homogeneous?

But yes, it indeed is a clash of visions. This clash is between those that want to build #Oromia on the skeletons of Ethiopia and those that want to call Ethiopia home in one for or another./3
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#GPE has been closely monitoring the unfolding situation in #Ethiopia.

The question of accountability for crimes committed is being posed not just by #Ethiopia/ns but also the world and with time, the truth will be revealed.
#GPE also believes sexual violence against women(1/E)
must be unequivocally opposed by all #Ethiopia/ns.
Local authorities and administration at all levels must take measures to immediately stop all forms of violence against women in #Tigray. Any suffering inflicted upon women and children is no indication of victory but rather(2/E)
of a country’s fall.
Protection of civilians must be a top priority as long as there is believed to be an active threat to their safety.
#Ethiopia has become a place where female students are kidnapped from their schools and murdered. Even now, under the cover of war, (3/E)
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Among many outrageous claims a Tigrean wrote: “Ethiopians oppose development projects in Tigray, & is 1 of z main reasons 4 z war on Tigray today. “ He should have said #TPLF neglected development projects in #Tigray because it chose to steal money earmarked 4 Tigray development
“in many ways, z Ethio-Eritrea war of 1998-2000 was a Tigray-Eritrea war”, TRUE, except z price was paid by lives of 135K #Oromos &other Ethiopians while #TPLF made a bundle by swindling #Ethiopia from arms purchase schemes, aid & stealing wealth of Eritrean-Ethiopian deportees.
“EPLF ... blocked z route to Sudan that Tigrayans were using to escape the[84-85] famine and civil war.” What author doesn’t mention is #TPLF had broken ties with #EPLF as early as 1983 and #TPLF, according @BBCAfrica documentary, was selling Aid agencies sacks of sand for grain.
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#Ethiopia The worst enemies of Abiy Ahmed are those who are around him & who Abiy thinks are his friends. In their desire to be YESmen/YesWomen, they are giving him advice that just reinforces his callous actions. They failed to help him instead paved the road to his disgrace!
#Ethiopia #Tigray Aside from keeping yes men & women around him, Abiy's other major failure was using Derg Generals in this war. They pushed Abiy into a corner & replicated the same failed tactics that was used by the Derg in 80's, which was mass starving a region & air bombing.
#Tigray Third and gravest mistake by Abiy was bringing Issias as an ally in the internal affairs' of #Ethiopia. Issias had tried everything possible to destabilize Ethiopia, including sponsoring OLF, G7, etc. Issias deep desire was to revenge TPLF whom he had a fall out in 90's
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TPLF & Abiy Ahmed Oromo nationalist dominated government at the expense Amhara framers/militia &Amhara special force. Shimelis Abdissa OPD special force & OLF militia are continued the Amharas genocides & ethnic cleansing in Oromia, South Ethiopia & Metekel Benshanglue. Yeaterday
in Wollega OLF & OPD special force attacked the Amharas farmers with heavy weapons & machine guns. Some of these Amhara farmers tried to defend themselves, but Shimelis Abdissa & Abiy Ahmed deployed more special force to disarm the farmers. Shimelis Abdissa lead
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1. The #WarOnTigray, as the Oromo public intellectual @awolallo rightly put it in his latest appearance on @AJENews, is ''an extension of the war that @AbiyAhmedAli has been prosecuting in places like Oromia”.
2. The recent military confrontation in #Tigray cannot be properly understood without making a reference to the underlying nature of & the alignment of forces in the already ongoing conflict dynamics all over #Ethiopia.
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ሰበር ዜና
"የህወሓት ልዩ ሃይል እና ምኒሻ ኩሓ የሚገኘው የመሳርያ ስቶር እየሰበሩ መሳርያ እየወሰዱ ነው። በመቐለ ከተማ በጣም ከፍተኛ ቶክስ አለ"
"TPLF special forces broke into National Defense Force ammunition's depot near Mekele.Gun shots in Mekele"
TPLF Central committee member @reda_getachew calls for calm as reports of heavy gun fire exchanges heard near Mekele. There are reports of TPLF special forces breaking into and looting NDF ammunition's depot. Image
"በሑሞራ ባዕኸርም የህወሓት ልዩ ሃይል የመከላከያ ንብረት ለመዝረፍ ቶክስ ከፍቷል"
Reports coming on TPLF special forces trying to break into and loot NDF ammunition depot in Humera Bahir, Western Tigray.
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#Ethiopia:Residents of #Borena zone, #Oromia, say mass detention of hundreds of civilians in recent weeks after being accused of supporting the rebel group #OLA. Among the detainees is Jaldessa Guyu,a candidate for #AbbaGada, a traditional leadership of the Oromo community
As per community members who spoke to @VOAAmharic, individuals are being arrested for as little a reason as expressing criticism with local authorities through social media. The list for up to 200 people who are detained is available, but the residents say it could be above 600.
Case in point is the arrest of the #AbbaGada candidate, Jaldessa in #Yabelo after he spoke about lack of good governance in his district & criticized local authorities. Another resident says 4 of his family were arrested & are being tortured suspected of killing a local official.
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The possibility of a lasting peace in Western & Southern #Oromia & the political atmosphere for a negotiated settlement appear to be exhausted, sadly. The people of #Wollega & #Guji & their environs are bleeding from a double-edged frontier of a war that has no winner so far..1/6
Trust, the foundation of a negotiated settlement, is one of the major casualties in the two year's attempts so far for peace between the fed. & #Oromia govs on one side & the rebel groups, OLA,on the other b/se party politicking, deception & lack of sincerity have overruled.. 2/6
...these attempts for negotiated settlement thus far.

The result is what we kept witnessing: mothers of civilians & security forces agonizing; families losing their loved ones; the social fabric of a community being ripped apart by two warring brothers.

It's painful!
... 3/6
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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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Scores of ppl suspected of engaging in d/t forms of anarchy: robbery, killing, attempts of posing as Qeerroo (youth) organized cells to commit crimes in various cities in #Oromia, are arrested & being investigated. Includes 7 suspects in last week's gruesome killing in #Shashmene
Detail update on the arrest in #Oromia. Number of suspects is 80
በኦሮሚያ ክልል የተለያዩ ከተሞች የህግ የበላይነትን ለማስከበር በተወሰደ እርምጃ እስካሁን 80 ተጠርጣሪዎች በቁጥጥር ስር ውለዋል…
Update: The number of people detained in #Oromia has reached 170. This include 32 suspects engaged in land appropriations in east Oromia, including 2 former employees of the #Adama municipality office who were fired for lack of discipline. #Ethiopia…
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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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#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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