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Ethiopian Capital Bans Motorbikes to Curb Crime

Addis Ababa joined a growing list of African cities that have banned motorcycles.

Addis Ababa Mayor Takele Uma said the Ethiopian city had found an unusually high number of violent crimes committed using motorbikes.

BY BBC NEWS

A ban on motorbikes has come into force in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, aimed at curbing crime. The city’s mayor said criminals riding motorbikes often robbed people.

Takele Uma said businesses would be exempt, but delivery companies say they have been affected – with their bikes seized by the authorities. Continue reading Ethiopian Capital Bans Motorbikes to Curb Crime

A Year of Ruptures and Hope: Reckless Elites and the Addis Ababa Question

How does the Ethiopian social and political fabric ruptured within one turbulent year and left the country in the middle of an ethnic and societal crisis? Who are the responsible culprits?

BY MIKE MAMO | BORKENA

It is just over a year since the Oromo uprising of 2014 – 2018 help topple TPLF’s predatory state. The eventual transition of the uprising into a nationwide resistance and its ability to inspire a team of internal dissenters within the ruling EPRDF were the pivotal moments. The dissenters skillfully and decisively demolished the brutal state and neutralized its security and military apparatus. Continue reading A Year of Ruptures and Hope: Reckless Elites and the Addis Ababa Question

Asmara, the Addis Abeba that Never Was, for the Better

Asmara is Africa’s stunning new UNESCO World Heritage Site

Asmara and Addis Ababa are two cities with similar beginnings and influences in city planning and architecture. But while Asmara has preserved its architectural heritage, Addis Ababa opted for concrete skyscrapers at the expense of aesthetics … writes Ambessaw Assegued for Addis Fortune.

BY AMBESSAW ASSEGUED | ADDIS FORTUNE

The old guard, now in their sixties and seventies, lumber into the lobby of the Embasoira Hotel in Asmera to meet and chat. Some are educated in selective universities like the University of Michigan and UC Berkeley. They are men and women who have devoted their skills and time to the liberation struggle of Eritrea. They wrote their doctoral dissertations and graduate theses with the independence of Eritrea in mind. Continue reading Asmara, the Addis Abeba that Never Was, for the Better

Controversy Over Proposed Ethiopian Law Aiming to Change Capital’s Status

What’s in the name “Addis Ababa / Finfinne” if it was all about TPLF’s usual clever gimmick to re-implement the Addis Ababa Master Plan by cloaking it in some bogus law about “Oromia’s special interest in Addis Ababa, giving Oromia extensive rights in the capital city”? Folks, it is not about the name; it is about the game. It’s about the TPLF zero-sum game.

BY THE MESSENGER AFRICA

A new law drafted by the Ethiopian Council of Ministers regarding the status of the capital Addis Ababa in late June is sparking debates. The law aims to recognize the largest regional state Oromiya’s special interest over the city as per the country’s constitution. Continue reading Controversy Over Proposed Ethiopian Law Aiming to Change Capital’s Status

Eritrea to Broker Talks between Sudan and SPLM-N Rebels

Sudan accuses South Sudan of arming rebels in the oil producing state of South Kordofan, which Juba denies

By Sudan Tribune,

The Eritrean government has launched an initiative to bridge gaps between the Sudanese government and Sudan people’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) in order to end the South Kordofan and Blue Nile conflict, a news report said.

According to Al-Sudani newspaper, Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki proposed to facilitate a negotiated settlement to the conflict that erupted in June last year when the Sudanese army asked the SPLM-N fighters to disarm before the implementation of a protocol related to the Two Areas.  Continue reading Eritrea to Broker Talks between Sudan and SPLM-N Rebels

African Union: A Tool to Western Rule in Africa

The aftermath of AU’s betrayal to Africa and its disservice to the USA is there for all to see

By Thomas C Mountain,

The African Union (AU) has mutated into a particularly corrupt and brutal enforcer of western rule in Africa. When it comes to the interests of Pax Americana, you must start with the crimes committed in the AU’s “War on Terror” in Somalia a.k.a. The War on the Somali people.

In 2006 the Somalis themselves under the umbrella of the Union of Islamic Courts brought about a miracle in many observers eyes and established a functioning government in the former capital of Mogadishu bringing peace and security to the region for the first time in 15 years. Continue reading African Union: A Tool to Western Rule in Africa