TENSION is running high between the population of the Afar Regional State and the central government run by the ruling EPRDF following the violent repression of Afar civilians by the federal police. The incident took place in the town of Awash, 160 km from Addis Ababa, on 20 April.
According to some witnesses, there were around twelve victims. Civilians had blocked the road from Addis Ababa to Djibouti for several hours to protest against the frequent bandit raids against their livestock. According to them, corrupt members of the federal police turned a blind eye to these raids. Continue reading Tension in the Afar Regional State of Ethiopia→
” Inflicted with “crab mentality”, the minority regime in Ethiopia and its mercenaries have undermined Eritrea’s development and food security policies. Today, instead of learning from Eritrea, which has managed to develop its war torn economic infrastructures using its own human and material resources, … and built the necessary agricultural infrastructures to ensure food security for its people, the regime, in what has to be the ugliest forms of jealousy, is now [dreaming] to strangulate Eritrea’s economy and prevent it from reaching its potentials.” – Sophia Tesfamariam
By Bereket Kidane,
IN Deuteronomy 27:17, the holy bible tells us “Cursed is he who moves his neighbor’s boundary stone.”
Once again, Weyane (Ethiopia’s ruling junta) was caught with its pants down. It had been trying to confuse people by spreading rumors that the Sudanese were negotiating to reconcile Ethiopia and Eritrea when in fact there was no such thing going on. Nor is anything like that even remotely possible when sovereign Eritrean territories continue to be illegally occupied. It had tried that public relations gimmick once before. Only this time it substituted the Sudanese for the Qataris, both good friends of Eritrea. Continue reading Ethiopia: Kilil Tigray – Twisting and Turning→
Victims of No-Peace-No-War. Despite getting the lion’s share of all humanitarian aid given to Ethiopia, the people of Tigray today caught in an apparently inescapable aid trap making development almost impossible.
More than 41% of children under five experience stunted growth in Tigray and an estimated 11.6 % suffer from acute malnutrition, according to UNICEF-Ethiopia.
In a press release sent to The Daily Monitor, the UN agency said the deplorable situation in the region was revealed during a visit by the Head of European Commission and Tim Clarke, Head of European Commission in Ethiopia to UNICEF – supported child nutrition sites in Tigray- Mekele on May 29, 2007.
UNICEF says the problem of malnutrition was the case with other regions of the country where it said a large scale intervention was needed to save millions of vulnerable children.