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Ethiopia Troops Least Popular of AMISOM Peace Keepers in Somalia

Ethiopia is the cause of our instability, Somalis say 10 years after invasion

Ten years after the invasion of their country, Somalis still remember the grisly atrocities and war crimes committed by Ethiopian troops including slitting people’s throats, gouging out eyes and gang-raping women.

By Radio Dalsan,

Majority of Somalia nationals think Ethiopia’s invasion and alleged interference is the cause of instability in their Horn of Africa country.

From interviews conducted by Radio Dalsan in Mogadishu, some 80% of residents in the capital believe Ethiopia undermines the sovereignty and security of its neighbor Somalia.

“As long as the Ethiopian army presence continues in my country, I will not be optimistic that the conflict facing Somalia will come to an end soon,” Ahmed Bille, a Mogadishu resident said. Continue reading Ethiopia Troops Least Popular of AMISOM Peace Keepers in Somalia

US Embassy Warns Al-Shabab Attacks in Ethiopia

Threat from Al-Shabaab against Ethiopia and western interests in Ethiopia

By U.S. Embassy (Addis Ababa),

THE U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa would like to remind U.S. citizens living or traveling in Ethiopia to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to enhance personal security.

The Embassy continues to receive credible threat reports of Al-Shabaab’s intent and capability to attack Ethiopia and western interests in Ethiopia.

In recent weeks, there have been several incursions along the Ethiopian-Somali border.

While there is no known specific information regarding the timing or location of an attack, we would like to remind U.S. citizens to be especially vigilant in areas where large numbers of U.S. and western citizens Continue reading US Embassy Warns Al-Shabab Attacks in Ethiopia

Ethiopia Should be Ashamed of its Eritrea Allegation

“Like a broken gramophone, Ethiopia’s Foreign Ministry resuscitates the worn-out lie of Eritrean support to Al-Shebaab at every juncture.” – Yemane G. Meskel

For the Honorable FM Tedros Adhanom, Eritrea is to blame even for a volcanic activity in Chile. Get him a Life!

By Ibrahim A. Ibrahim,

It has been the nature of Ethiopia to link Eritrea in any event that hearts the people and countries of the region. This inhuman savage act against civilian atrocity that took place in Nairobi is disgusting and unspeakable from one of the high ranking officials in Ethiopia to bring such an accusation at this time when the Kenyans are mourning their losses.

If the Ethiopian foreign minister thinks this is the right time to play a political ploy against Eritrea at this sad time it is magnifying how much short sighted the regime is. I think this is the time that countries in the whole region should have come together hand in hand to prevent such heinous act of terror not to happen again in any country. Continue reading Ethiopia Should be Ashamed of its Eritrea Allegation

IGAD = Ethiopia Urges Security Council to Lift Somalia Arms Embargo

IGAD has been acting as an Extension of Ethiopia’s Foreign Ministry

By Yonas Abiye,

The East African regional block, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), called on the United Nation’s Security Council (UNSC) to lift the arms embargo that was imposed on Somalia in January 1992.

At a briefing held on Friday at the office of the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the ambassadors of IGAD member states revealed that the block endorsed a resolution urging the international community to support the new Somalian government to ensure peace and security in the troubled nation.  Continue reading IGAD = Ethiopia Urges Security Council to Lift Somalia Arms Embargo

Meles Zenawi; Morte Di un Gendarme

After dying several times on the internet, Meles Zenawi has ceased to live for real.

Grief over the death of a faithful dog – hypocrisy of the western world

By Francesco Cecchini,

Dopo essere morto diverse volte su internet, Meles Zenawi ha smesso di vivere per davvero. Nella notte tra lunedì e martedì scorso, in un ospedale di Bruxelles, lontano dall’ Etiopia.

Il giorno dopo il nostro Ministro degli Esteri Terzi ha scritto di Meles Zenawi come di un leader africano che ha dedicato la vita a combattere la povertà, garantendo il il progresso del suo popolo. Chissà se Terzi realmente credeva a questa balla, mentre scriveva le condoglianze?

Meles Zenawi è stato per 19 anni il padre padrone dell’Etiopia, ma a sua volta ha avuto un proprietario con casa a Washington. Continue reading Meles Zenawi; Morte Di un Gendarme

Somalia: From Troubled Transition to a Tarnished Transition?

“Political interference and influence, corruption as well as intimidation should stop or expect the ultimate collapse of the transition process” – ICG

By International Crisis Group (ICG),

The term of Somalia’s Transitional Federal Institutions has expired, and there is no new president to take office as envisaged. The current political process has been as undemocratic as the one it seeks to replace, with unprecedented levels of political interference, corruption and intimidation. The end of the transition roadmap process – that is supposed to usher in an inclusive political dispensation – may fail to bring stabilityContinue reading Somalia: From Troubled Transition to a Tarnished Transition?