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የግብፅ ፕሬዚዳንት ዶ/ር አቢይን “በግብፅ ሕዝብ ፊት” ግብፅን አልጎዳም በማለት ለአላህ እንዲምልለት ጠየቀው፤ አቢይም ማለለት

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on December 28, 2018

[የማቴዎስ ወንጌል ምዕራፍ ፭፥፴፫፡፴፬]

ደግሞ ለቀደሙት። በውሸት አትማል ነገር ግን መሐላዎችህን ለጌታ ስጥ እንደተባለ ሰምታችኋል። እኔ ግን እላችኋለሁ። ከቶ አትማሉ፤ በሰማይ አይሆንም የእግዚአብሔር ዙፋን ነውና፤

Middle East Eye የተሰኘው ድህረገጽ በትናንትናው ዕለት ባወጣው ጽሑፍ ላይ በተለይ ሦስት ዓረፍተ ነገሮች ወይም ጥቅሶች አትኩሮቴን ሳቡት፦

Egypt’s president asked Abiy to swear to Allah “before the Egyptian people” that he would not hurt Egypt’s share of the Nile. Abiy did so.

+ የግብፅ ፕሬዚዳንት አቢይን በግብፅ ሕዝብ ፊትግብፅን አልጎዳም በማለት ለአላህ እንዲምልለት ጠየቀው፤ አቢይም ማለለት።

Abiy, seen as less nationalistic and more pragmatic than his predecessor, has gone out of his way to address Egypt’s fears about the GERD

+ አቢይ ከቀድሞዎቹ መሪዎች ጋር ሲነፃፀር ያነሰ የብሔራዊ ስሜት/ ያገር ፍቅር ያለው ስለሆነ ግድቡን በተመለከተ የግብፅን ስጋት ለማቃለል ተጨባጭ በሆነ መልክ እርምጃዎችን ወስዷል

So much depends on the personal chemistry between leaders

+ በጣም ብዙ የሚወሰነው በመሪዎች መካከል ባለው የግል ኬሚስትሪ ነው

ምንም እንኳን መለስ ዜናዊ የሉሲፈራውያኑ መሣሪያ ሆኖ ብዙ ስህተቶችን የሰራ ቢሆንም በተለይ ወደ መጨረሻው ላይ የብሔራዊ ስሜቱ ከእነ ዶ/ር አብይ የተሻለ ነበር፤ ለዚህም ነው መንቃት ሲጀምር ወዲያው የተገደለው። ለዚህም ነው ሉሲፈራውያኑ ለግራኝ አህመድ በግራ እጃቸው የሚያጨበጭቡት። ይህን ማየት የማይችል የታወረ ብቻ ነው። ጠላቶቻችን እንኳን ሳይቀሩ ይህን በግልጽ እየጠቆሙን ነው።

ሉሲፈራውያኑ የዓለማችን ፈላጭ ቆራጮች የአገር ፍቅር ወይም ብሔራዊ ስሜት ያለው የአገር መሪ እንዲሆን አይፈልጉም፤ በፕሬዚደንቶች ትራምፕ እና ፑቲን ላይ እየጠነሰሱት ያለው ሤራ በቂ ማስረጃ ነው።


Water Crisis Looms For Egypt as Ethiopia’s Nile Mega-Dam Nears Completion


Ethiopia’s GERD dam is set to reshape the complex water politics of the Nile Basin – and ‘water stressed’ Egyptians will be the biggest losers

Two of the biggest dam projects in the world – one in Turkey, the other in Ethiopia – are nearing completion. Both are likely to profoundly affect the lives of millions in the Middle East and bring further tensions to already severely water-stressed regions.

In his second report, environment journalist Kieran Cooke reports on the progress of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and its likely consequences for Egypt.

There have been hold ups and reports of large cost overruns but building work on the lavishly titled Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam or GERD, under construction on the Blue Nile in the north of the country since 2011, is nearing completion.

In Cairo, almost 2,500 kilometres to the north, every step in the GERD process – the 6,500 MW hydroelectric dam is one of the world’s largest and the biggest in Africa – is being anxiously watched.

Egypt is facing a water crisis. A rapid increase in demand due to population growth, severe mismanagement of resources and a lack of investment in water infrastructure have led to Egypt being one of the most ‘water stressed’ countries in the world.

For years Egypt has viewed the Nile as its own; at one stage its politicians talked of bombing the GERD in order to preserve what they viewed as their historical right to the river’s waters.

No one can touch Egypt’s share of Nile water,” said Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in November last year.

It is a matter of life and death… this is our country and water must be secured for our citizens, from Aswan to Alexandria.”

Yet for all the strong words, Cairo knows the GERD will, at some point in the near future, become a reality. The project, say close observers of the project, marks a profound shift of power in the Nile Basin.

The GERD, for Ethiopia, is central to the country’s development and a symbol of national renewal. The aim is not only to provide much needed power within Ethiopia but also to raise vital export revenues by selling electricity to neighbouring countries.

Traditionally Egypt – as the power in the region – refused to countenance any upstream dams on the Nile,” said Tobias Von Lossow, a specialist on dams at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations, who has spent years studying the GERD and the complex water politics of the region.

Then along came Ethiopia and, against all the odds and the doubts of many outsiders, including the Egyptians, the GERD has been built.

Sudan, the other downstream nation, sees benefits from the GERD and is backing Ethiopia. Egypt has been forced to recognise a new reality – it has to negotiate with Addis Ababa as an equal.”

Electricity shortages

The most immediate concern for Cairo is when the giant reservoir at the GERD site will start being filled, and for how long that process will last.

If the reservoir is filled over a relatively short period – in under five years – it’s calculated that water flows on the Nile through Egypt could drop by as much as 20 percent.

Reduced flows on the Nile would also lead to electricity shortages, with a sharp drop in power generated at the Aswan hydroelectric dam.

Cairo wants a very gradual filling process which will cause less disruption to water flows, taking place over a period of between 10 and 20 years.

Ethiopia on the other hand wants to capitalise on its massive investment and fill the reservoir at the GERD over a much shorter period, enabling it to start generating electricity and begin selling it to other countries.

The big question is what if the climate changes and there’s a drought during the filling process at the GERD, with water levels in the Nile suddenly dropping substantially,” said Von Lossow. “That could lead to conflict.

The other issue is that though the GERD is solely for generating electricity, it will regulate water flows on the Blue Nile, enabling more opportunities for the development of agriculture and irrigation across the border in Sudan. That would mean less water flowing into Egypt.”

For the moment, delays and finance problems at the GERD have given Egypt some much needed time to tackle its chronic water woes.

Under the original construction timetable, power was due to be generated from the GERD scheme last year but various factors have been causing delays.

Unwilling to have restrictions placed on it by international lending institutions and banks, Ethiopia has largely self financed the GERD, estimated to be costing $5bn.

Lottery funding

In a nationwide campaign, people were urged to support the project through a national lottery.

Controversially, civil servants were persuaded to use part of their salaries to buy bonds in the scheme. The church also joined in the fundraising.

Then came a sharp downturn in Ethiopia’s economy, with the boom of several years turning to bust. Friendly foreign governments were asked for bail out funds.

The United Arab Emirates supplied $3bn in aid and investments and Saudi Arabia was asked for a year’s supply of fuel, with payment delayed.

China, already a big investor in the country, became a major player in the GERD, with a $1bn loan for power transmission lines.

A new government, headed by prime minister Abiy Ahmed, came to power in April this year.

Abiy, seen as less nationalistic and more pragmatic than his predecessor, has gone out of his way to address Egypt’s fears about the GERD, meeting Sisi in June this year.

In the course of the Cairo meeting, Egypt’s president asked Abiy to swear to Allah “before the Egyptian people” that he would not hurt Egypt’s share of the Nile. Abiy did so.

So much depends on the personal chemistry between leaders,” said Barnaby Dye, a specialist on dams at the University of Manchester in the UK.

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Egypt: Let My People Go

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 25, 2013

Even your temples – the pride of your hard-hearted Pharaohs – start to quiver, spin and breakdance – Egypt, please, walk like, shake like an Ethiopian

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የ አቡነ ማትያስ ግብጽ ጉብኝት

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 13, 2013

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የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋሕዶ ቤተክርስቲያን ፓትርያርክ ርዕሰ ለቃነ ጳጳሳት፡ ብፁእ ወቅዱስ አቡነ ማትያስ በፊታችን ሰኞ፡ ሰኔ በግብጽ አቅደውት የነበረውን የአራት ቀናት ጉብኝት መሠረዛቸውን በመስማቴ እፎይ! ብያለሁ። እግዚአብሔር እንደሚጠብቃቸው ብተማመንም፡ የአባይ ወንዝ ማዕበል በተነሳበት በዚህ ቀውጢ ወቅት ወደ ጅቦች ዋሻለመሄድ እንዴት ፈቃደኛ ሆኑ? አማካሪዎች ምነው ዝም አሉ? የሚል ስጋት ነበረኝና። የኢትዮጵያ ከፍተኛ ባለሥልጣናት ወደ ግብጽ ባይሄዱ ጥሩ ነው፡ ፕሬዚደንት ሙርሲም ከሁለት ሣምንታት በፊት አዲስ አበባን ሲጎበኙ ከፍተኛ ባለሥልጣናት በቦሌ አቀባበል ስላላደረጉላቸው ተገቢና በጣም ጥሩ ነገር ነው ብያለሁ።

ይህ የበላይነት ስሜት ሳይሆን፡ በእውነት ለመናገር፡ ግብጾች በጣም የሚናቁ ከኢትዮጵያውያንም ልዩ አትኩሮት የማይገባቸው ሰዎች ናቸው። ፈጠነም ዘገየም፡ ሞኝነታችንን ትተን እነዚህን ሕዝቦች ወደታች የምንመለከትበት፡ እስካሁንም ዝም ብለን በመታለላችን የምናፍርበት ዘመን እንደሚመጣ እርግጠኛ ነኝ። ኢትዮጵያ፡ በደቡብ ግብጽ የሚገኙትን የቀድሞ ግዛቶቿን ከማስመለስ፡ ኢትዮጵያውነታቸውን እንዲክዱና እንዲወድቁ የተደረጉትን ኑብያውያን እንዲፈወሱ ከማድረግ በቀር ከግብጽ የምትፈልገው አንድም ነገር የለም። ስለዚህ፡ የበላይነቱን የያዙት፡ ቅዱሳኑ ተራሮች ላይ ያሉት ኢትዮጵያውያን መሆናቸውን እያንዳንዱ ኢትዮጵያዊ ሕሊናው ውስጥ በማስቀመጥ፤ ለዘንዶው መስገዱን በፍጥነት ማቆም ይኖርበታል።

አቡነ ማትያስ በኢየሩሳሌሟ የኢትዮጵያ ገዳም ለረጅም ጊዜ ቤተክርስቲያናችንን ያገለገሉ አባት ስለሆኑ የግብጻውያኑን ሁኔታ በደንብ ያውቁታል የሚል እምነት አለኝ።

ባለፈው የካቲት ፳፩ አቡነ ማትያስ መንበረ ጵጵስናውን ሲረከቡና የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋሕዶ ቤተክርስቲያን ፮ኛ ፓትርያርክ ሆነው ሲሾሙ የግብጹ ኮፕት ኦርቶዶክሳዊት ቤተክርስቲያን ጳጳስ አቡነ ቴዎድሮስ በቦታው አልተገኙም ነበር። ግን፡ አቡነ ቴዎድሮስ ባለፈው ወር ላይ በ ቫቲካን እና በአውስትርያ ጉብኝት ማድረጋቸው ይታወቃል። እህታማ የሆነችው የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ቤተክርስቲያን ፓትርያርኳን ስትመርጥ እሳቸው አዲስ አበባ ባለመገኘታቸው ሲያሳዝነን፡ የመጀመሪያ ጉብኝታቸውን በአውሮፓ፡ ያውም በቫቲካን ማድረጋቸው ግን ግራ የሚያጋባ ሆኖ ነው ያገኘሁት። ወደፊት፡ አባይን አስመልክቶ ወደ አዲስ አበባ የሚመጡ ከሆነ ማን አስገድዷቸው ሊሆን እንደሚችል ከ1300 ዓመታት ግብጻዊ ልምድ በኋላ መገመት የሚያዳግተን አይመስለኝም። አቡነ ማቲያስና አቡነ ቴዎድሮስ በ ተክለ ሐይማኖት ቀን ነበር ለፓትርያርክነት የበቁት።

abuna_paulos_morsiከሁለት ሳምንታት በፊት በካይሮ የኢትዮጵያን ባንዲራ እንዲያቃጥሉ እንዲሁም ኢምባሲውን ለማጥቃት ብሎም ኢትዮጵያውያን ስደተኞችን ለማደን ሲንቀሳቀሱ የነበሩት አንዳንዶቹ ድርጅቶች የኮፕቶችን ስም የያዙ ነበሩ። በአገራቸው እንደ ሁለተኛ ዜጎች የሚታዩት ኮፕቶች የሚያሰቃዩቸውን የሙስሊም ወንድማማቾችን ፍላጎት ለማሟላት ሲሉ ጸረኢትዮጵያ የሆኑ ተቃውሞዎችን እንዴት ከሁሉ ቀድመው ሊያሰሙ በቁ? አዎ! ኮፕት ክርስቲያኖች ግብጽ አገራቸውን ይወዳሉ፡ እንደ ኢትዮጵያ፡ ጠላት፡ ለሚሉት የውጩ ወገንም ተቃውሟቸውን በካይሮ መንግዶች ላይ ያሰማሉ። በኢትዮጵያ ያሉ ሙስሊሞች ደግሞ የኢትዮጵያን ደህንነት ለማናጋት እንደ ግብጽና ሳዑዲ ከመሳሰሉ ጠላቶች ጋር በማበር የአዲስ አበባ መንገዶችን ያቆሽሻሉ። የግብጽ ክርስቲያኖች እና የኢትዮጵያ ሙስሊሞች በጥቂቱ ለማነጻጸር ይህችን ደብዳቤ እንይ።

ከዚህ ጋር በተያያዘ ሊወሱ የሚገቧቸው አንዳንድ ነገሮች አሉ፦ የግብጽ ኦርቶዶክሳዊት ቤተከርስቲያን ፓትርያርክ፡ አቡነ ቴዎድሮስ 118ኛው የግብጽ ፓትርያርክ በመሆን ባለፈው ጥቅምት ፳፭ በዓለ ሲመታቸው ሲከናወን የግብጹ ፕሬዚደንት መሐመድ ሙርሲ በዚህ ታላቅ ስነሥርዓት ላይ ለመገኘት አሻፈረኝ ብለው ነበር። በሌላ በኩል ግን እባቡ የግብጽ ፕሬዚደንት ሙርሲ፡ ከ ዓመት በፊት፡ በሐምሌ ፱ ፪ሺ፬ ዓ.ም ወደ አዲስ አበባ ተጉዘው ከቀድሞው የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ቤተከርስቲያን ፓትርያርክ፡ ከብፁእ ወቅዱስ አቡነ ጳውሎስ ጋር ተገናኝተው እንደነበር የሚታወስ ነው። የአገራቸውን ፓትርያርክ እንኳን ደስ ያለዎት!’ ለማለትና ለማነጋገር አሻፈረኝ ያሉት ፕሬዚደንት ሙርሲ የኢትዮጵያን ፓትርያርክ ለመጎብኘት በቁ! ፎቶዎቹ ላይ እንደምናየው። አቡነ ጳውሎስ ፕሬዚደንት ሙርሲን ከጨበጡ ከ1ወር በኋላ ከዚህ ዓለም በሞት ተለዩን።

አንድ የግብጽ ፕሬዚደንት ወደ ኢትዮጵያ የተጓዘው ከ 17 ዓመታት በኋላ መሆኑ ነው። አቡነ ጳውሎስ መታመም የጀመሩት ፕሬዚደንት ሙርሲ ጋር ከተገናኙ፡ (June 16) (መስቀል ኢየሱስ July 17 ነው) 17 ቀናት በኋላ ሲሆን፡ ማረፋቸው የታወቀው ደግሞ በ17ኛው ቀን፡ ልክ በ July 16 ነው (መስቀል ኢየሱስ)። የቀድሞው የግብጽ ኦርቶዶክስ ቤተክርስቲያን ጳጳስ፡ አቡነ ሸኑዳ lllኛውም ያረፉት እ..March 17, 2012 .ም ነበር። (በ ቅዱስ ማትያስ ዓመታዊ በዓል)

AbunePaulosMursiባለፈው ዓመት፡ ፕሬዚደንት ሙርሲ፡ ለአፍሪቃ መሪዎች ስብስባ ወደ አዲስ አበባ ከማምራታቸው በፊት በፕሬዚደንትነት ለመጀመሪያ ጊዜ የጎበኟት ሳዑዲ ዓረቢያን ነበር። ወደ አዲስ አበባ ከማምራታቸው ከሦስት ቀናት በፊት በሳውዲ ቆይታቸው ከሳውዲ የልዑላን ቤተሰቦች ጋር ተገናኝተው፡ ከጥቁሩ ድንጋይም አስፈላጊ ነው የሚሉትን ጂሃዳዊ ቅመም ተቅብለው ነበር። የሳዑዲ ዜጋ የሆኑት ሸህ ሙሐመድ አላሙዲ በወቅቱ ሳዑዲ እንደነበሩ ይነገራል፡ ታዲያ አቡነ ጳውሎስ እና ጠቅላይ ምኒስትር መለስ ዜናዊ ባረፉባቸው ቀናት ከኢትዮጵያ ራዳር ተሠውረው የነበሩት ሸህ አላሙዲ በሙርሲ የሳዑዲ ቆይታ ከግብጹ ፕሬዚደንት ጋር ተገናኝተው ይሆን?

ፕሬዚደንት ሙርሲ ወደ አዲስ አበባ እንደሚያመሩ ሲገለጥ፡ ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ የሚገኙ ሙስሊሞች መሪያችን መጣ!” በሚል መንፈስ ጩኽታቸውን ለማሰማት በየጎዳናው ሲወጡ ታዩ። ይህን ድርጊት ተመሳሳይ በሆነ መልክ በመድገም ከዓመት በኋላ ባለፈው ግንቦት ፪፭ በሙስሊሞች የተመራ የተቃውሞ ሰልፍ በአዲስ አበባ መንገዶች ላይ ታየ። የሙስሊም ወንድማማቾች መሪያቸውን፡ የሙርሲን መምጣት በናፍቆት ሲጠባበቁ የነበሩትና በኢትዮጵያ የግብጽ ተጠባባቂ ሠራዊት አባላት የሆኑት እነዚህ ቅጥረኞች አሁንም አጋጣሚውን ተጠቅመው ህውከትና አለመረጋጋትን ለመፍጠር ሞከሩ፤ እግረ መንገዳቸውንም የግብጽ፣ የሳዑዲና ካታር አርበኞች እነማን እንደሆኑ እራሳቸውን በግልጽ አሳወቁ።

ፕሬዚደንት ሙሐመድ ሙርሲ፣ ፕሬዚደንት ባራክ ሁሴን ኦባማ እና ሸህ ሙሐመድ አላሙዲ፡ ስለ አቡነ ጳውሎስ እና ስለ ጠቅላይ ምኒስትር መለስ ዜናዊ ሞት ምን የሚያውቁት ነገር አለ?

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Egypt’s Instability Triggers a New Proxy War Against Ethiopia and its Allies

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 9, 2013

EgyTrojanHorseEgypt’s Morsi Government has initiated a return to covert war against Ethiopia, which controls the source of the Blue Nile, Egypt’s and Sudan’s principal source of water.

The result will almost certainly lead to an increased level of insecurity in the strategic Red Sea/Suez sea lane and in the upper Nile riparian states, such as South Sudan, with some impact on global energy markets. Certainly it promises to see greater instability in the Horn of Africa at a time when Western media portrayals hint at a return to stability in, for example, Somalia.

Significant, mounting public unrest in Egypt during May and June 2013 (with more promised), expressing discontent with the economic and social policies of the Ikhwani Government of Pres. Mohammed Morsi caused the President to search for a major foreign distraction — a perceived threat to Egypt — to turn public attention away from the worsening domestic social and economic climate. The campaign includes a major media offensive at the alleged threat, and also included the commitment of major political, intelligence, and military resources to a trenchant reversal of Egypt’s brief period of rapprochement with Upper Nile riparian states, particularly Ethiopia.

This amounts to a full — even expanded — resumption of the indirect war to isolate Ethiopia politically and economically and to ensure that it cannot attract foreign investment and political support. It also attempts to ensure that Ethiopia’s main avenues for trade, through the Red Sea ports in Eritrea, Djibouti, and Somaliland, become closed to it. This, in particular, means that the Egyptian campaign to prevent recognition of independent Somaliland (former British Somaliland) has been reinvigorated, and military aid given to Somalia (former Italian Somaliland) to help overrun the Republic of Somaliland, thus cutting Ethiopia’s trade link through Somaliland’s port of Berbera.

The discontent in Egypt — and Morsi’s search for a foreign distraction — coincided with the start of work on Ethiopia’s major Great Millennium Dam (aka the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam), which some Egyptians have claimed, without evidence, would take Nile waters away from Egypt. The coincidence of the timing has proven explosive, although the Morsi Government had already initiated discreet steps to re-escalate indirect hostilities against Ethiopia.

The Egyptian military knows that Egypt is not in a position — even allied with neighboring Sudan — to take direct military action against Ethiopia, but Pres. Morsi had begun returning to the confrontational approach with Ethiopia which had characterized the former governments of Pres. Hosni Mubarak. The move away from this approach, which had failed to gain any traction against Ethiopia or other upstream riparian states, began under the post-Mubarak military Government of Field Marshal Mohammed Hussein Tantawi with an initiative aimed at achieving negotiated results.

Pres. Morsi, on assuming power in Egypt, discovered during his visit to Addis Ababa for an African Union summit in 2011, that the Great Millennium Dam project would proceed, although Ethiopian officials assured Egypt that this would not interfere with the flow of water to Egypt. The dam was expected to produce 6,000 megawatts of power, and its reservoir was scheduled to start filling in 2014.

An independent panel of experts concluded that the dam would not significantly affect downstream Sudan and Egypt, but Younis Makhyoun (Zakaria Younis Abdel-Halim Makhyoun), leader of the ultraconservative Salafist al-Nour party, said on June 3, 2013, that Egypt should back rebels in Ethiopia or, as a last resort, destroy the dam. The Morsi Government, in fact, had already begun that action, using the allied Sudanese Government of Pres. Umar Hasan Ahmad al-Bashir to support Ethiopian radical Islamist leaders sitting in exile in Khartoum. These leaders prompted major anti-Government demonstrations to take place in Addis Ababa in the first days of June 2013. One, on June 1, 2013, involved some 10,000 demonstrators, mostly Muslim, calling for increased religious freedom, the release of political prisoners, and so on. [Reports claiming that there were 100,000 demonstrators dramatically overstated the reality.]

What was significant was that the demonstrations attracted the support of urban, Christian youth, who saw the demonstration as a chance to protest against the Government. But it was the extreme Islamist elements which, with considerable Egyptian backing through the Khartoum connection, made the protests significant. The rally was formally organized by the secular Semayawi (Blue) Party, which received official permits for the rally, but the event was co-opted by the Islamists, making it just the event which Cairo had sought.

Not coincidentally, a senior Egyptian Ministry of Defense delegation arrived in Mogadishu, Somalia, on June 4, 2013, officially to begin discussions on an Egyptian project to rebuild the headquarters and offices of the Ministry of Defense of Somalia. However, the Egyptian delegation made it clear to its hosts that it also intended to equip, train, and rebuild the Somali Armed Forces, with the intent to support a Somalian move to assume control of the Republic of Somaliland, to its North. The independent and internationally-recognized Republic of Somaliland had joined with the former Italian Somaliland to create Somalia, on June 1, 1960. Following a massive brutalization of Somaliland by southern “Somalian” forces, Somaliland on May 18, 1991, withdrew from the union.

The Egyptian Government, however, has, since that time, ensured that the African Union (AU) and Arab League did not recognize the return to independence of Somaliland, largely in order to ensure the isolation of, by now, landlocked Ethiopia, and to limit Ethiopia’s economic viability and therefore its ability to engage in major projects on the Blue Nile headwaters. Egypt’s pressure within the (then) Organization for African Unity (OAU), later the AU, the Arab League, and on its US ally, ensured that no bid for recognition of Somaliland made headway.

That process was beginning to be reversed when elections in Somaliland on July 26, 2010, installed Pres. Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo and the Kulmiye party. Significantly, Silanyo, beset by advanced diabetes and probable dementia, has relied increasingly on Minister of Presidency Hersi Ali Haji Hassan (Somali: Xirsi Xaaji Xasan), who is essentially an ally and front for the salafist jihadi movement, al-Shabaab. He has essentially taken control of the Government. Thus, progress by the outgoing Somaliland Government with the governments of the US, Britain, and Germany for de facto recognition ended.

Egypt, then, is now advancing on several fronts in its campaign to isolate Ethiopia: through Somalia; through Sudan; through its sponsorships via a number of channels of Ethiopian Islamist and other opposition movements (including the Oromo Liberation Front: OLF); and via Eritrea (although the Eritrean option has become limited because of the paralysis of the Government there, under the ailing President, Isayas Afewerke).

Significantly, Cairo actually has no real national security case on which to base its new war. There is no evidence that the Ethiopian dam would constrain Nile water flow to Sudan and Egypt, and, anyway, there is little Egypt could do, either legally or militarily if the flow was threatened: other than to bring Ethiopia into a state of chaos.

But the major reason for the Egyptian initiative was, according to sources in Cairo, to mobilize Egyptian public opinion around Pres. Morsi. Significantly, however, by posing such a threat to Ethiopia, Egypt risks actually galvanizing Ethiopian public opinion around the Government in Addis Ababa, and perhaps creating a reason for Ethiopia to consider using water flow as a weapon against Cairo.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn, who was elected as a stop-gap leader following the death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi in mid-2012, has only a modest power base of his own. But his one option now may be to do what Meles had been dissuaded from doing before: to formally recognize the sovereignty of Somaliland. Hailemariam, in May 2013, promised in Parliament to defend Somaliland. Other African states have promised to recognize Somaliland, but did not want to be the first. Somaliland’s senior military officials, meanwhile, flew to Addis for talks on June 5, 2013.

The war has begun, but it may not save Pres. Morsi from the collapsing Egyptian economy, even bigger demonstrations of unrest, and even opposition to his policies of antagonizing upper Nile states

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Egyptian Ignorance: The Root and Stem of All Evil

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 6, 2013

IgnoranTalkThe world is our teacher, and we are all on this planet to learn life lessons and live accordingly. But, it seems some populations are not capable of learning as they stubbornly refuse to grow up by exhibiting willful ignorance and bullying behaviors.

The original Egyptians are not Arabs, but the dominant Egyptians of today, just like Libyans, Tunisians, Algerians and Moroccans, are a transplanted Arab population who occupied African lands. Arabs don’t belong in Africa! Historically speaking, Arabs brought more pain and suffering to the African continent than the Europeans. The Arabs have been enslaving Africans since prehistoric times, and the slave trade in Saudi Arabia wasn’t abolished until the 1960s. An underground traffic in slaves continues to this day, particularly in Sudan, Mauritania, Sudan, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. African men were often killed and boys were castrated. Many of them died as a result. The women were used and discarded. They disappeared and another generation, fresh from Africa, replaced them as though they had never been. The atrocities continue to this days.

Egypt – which exists at the mercy of Ethiopia because of the river Nile – repeatedly demonstrates its ungratefulness by insulting Ethiopia and treating Ethiopian refugees in a cruel and inhuman way. Please read this heartbreaking report. Even the Ottoman Turks who occupied Northern Africa, the Middle East and the Balkan didn’t force their culture and language on the native populations. After 500 years of Turkish presence, the native populations of those countries were spared to speak the Turkish language. On the other hand, the Arabs force on others their unculture, religion and language. Even Ghaddafi acknowledged Arab atrocities against Africans two years before he was brutally killed by the same Arabs I am talking about:

I regret the behavior of the Arabs… They brought African children to North Africa, they made them slaves, they sold them like animals, and they took them as slaves and traded them in a shameful way. I regret and I am ashamed when we remember these practices. I apologize for this.”

Three days ago, Egyptian Politicians meeting with Egypt’s president proposed hostile acts against Ethiopia, including backing rebels and carrying out sabotage, to stop it from building a massive dam on the Nile River upstream.

Yesterday, Dr. Amr Hamzawy, a political science professor said the following, in an interview with the Doha-based media channel Al-Arabiya.

Egypt should not even consider entering into negotiations with Ethiopia until the Ethiopians halt all construction on the dam,, “Egypt should not be forced to sacrifice even one drop of water. Ethiopia must respect Egypt’s interests.”

When I study the history of Egypt since the arrival of Arab Muslims in the country during the 7thcentury, when I think of how much Misery Egyptian leaders brought to the Ethiopian nation the past 1000 years, when I observe the current generation of Arab Egyptian leaders displaying so much hatred and ignorance towards the country and people of Ethiopia, I am forced to ask myself, what has changed with the mentality and behavior of Arab and arabized people since Samuel Johnson characterized them in his book, ‘Rasselas‘ back in the year 1759? Nothing!

I am personally quite convinced that if Egyptians and Ethiopians switched countries and Egypt had become the source of the river Nile, Egyptians would have exterminated Ethiopians long time ago by spewing their usual abracadabra venom on the waters of the Nile

Let’s ask the Egyptians what they would do if the source of the Nile came from Egypt

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Egypt: Judgment Days Coming?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 31, 2013

JDayOn Friday 5 April, an imam in Khusus (a poor area on the outskirts of Cairo) issued a call from the mosque: ‘Kill the Christians and cleanse Al Khusus’ of ‘infidels’. Four local Copts were killed in the subsequent Islamic pogrom. On Sunday 7 April, as Coptic Christians gathered at St Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo for the funeral of the four, Muslims came and started stoning the mourners. The mob grew as more and more Muslims joined in, many arriving with weapons, including guns and Molotov cocktails. Cairo police took more than an hour to respond and when they did arrive, they did nothing to quell the attack. Live TV footage shows most police remaining motionless throughout the attack, while some actually join in, lobbing tear gas grenades into the church compound. One Copt died from gunshot wounds whilst dozens were wounded. The police didn’t help the Christians, in fact it arrested four Christians It is clear by now, that, if the police arrest anyone, it will only be Christians; Muslims will not be charged. The courts will never or almost never rule in the favor of any Christians. Indeed, high-ranking government officials accused the Christians themselves of attacking the cathedral! there are, according to baptismal records of the Coptic Orthodox Church, some 16 million Christian Copts in Egypt.

In Egypt “Islam is taught in all state schools to all pupils, but Christianity cannot be taught to Christian children. Coptic teachers cannot teach Arabic. Copts are encouraged to convert to Islam, but Muslims who convert to Christianity face harassment and severe persecution. Copts, despite being loyal to their original country, despite their pious prayers for their country, for their government, for its president, for all Egyptians, for the Nile, and for the army, Copts are woefully underrepresented in Egypt’s military, judiciary, diplomatic corps, academia and almost all electoral bodies.

The disturbing thing is the Islamist regime continues getting big loans and U.S. military aid. With Egypt threatening Nile riparian countries like Ethiopia, things would even go worse. The ignorant world remains indifferent; the hypocritical, despicable main stream mediais usually determined to be “even-handed” or to ignore the extent of the situation, preferring to seek alleged abuses and human rights violations in other, near-by countries like Ethiopia. In the coming days, they will start perpetuating a massive fraud, talking trash, spewing venomous lies and leveling false accusations towards Ethiopia, concerning the construction of the Renaissance Dam.

History about to repeat itself?

In the historically crucial years of 1875 – 1876, Khedive Ismail of Egypt invaded Ethiopia without much success. This was the time when Egypt was suffering because of food shortage after the annual Nile River flood failed. Economic crisis hits Egypt, its total foreign debt came to £94,000,000. Seriously concerned with the country’s financial situation, Ismail asked for British help in fiscal reform. Britain responded by sending Steven Cave, a member of Parliament, to investigate. Cave judged Egypt to be solvent on the basis of its resources and said that all the country needed to get back on its feet was time and the proper servicing of the debts. Cave recommended the establishment of a control commission over Egypt’s finances to approve all future loans. A year earlier, Khedive Ismail sold 176,000 Suez Canal shares to the British government

In order to divert attention from Egypt’s state of confusion and disorderliness, Europe and America encouraged Egypt to invade Ethiopia – by arming the Muslim Khedive Ismael’s army and sending mercenaries alongside the Egyptian army to fight against the Orthodox Christian country of Ethiopia. But, Ismael’s Egyptian forces were again defeated by Emperor Yohannes IV of Ethiopia. The battle at Gura involved 12,000 well-equipped Egyptians, hundreds of European, almost fifty American, and several Ottoman mercenary officers. Of the 6,000 Egyptians that took part in the battle, 4,000 were either killed, wounded or captured (and then killed).

The humiliating defeat of Egypt and its allies followed by their cowardice murder of Ethiopian leaders like Emperor Yohannes. This hatred, of course, was driven by a shame-based Muslim culture that is deeply humiliated by Arab weakness and Ethiopian strength. During the Crimean War, troops from the same Egyptian army fought admirably in southern Russia (Orthodox Christian State) and a decade later, also performed well fighting in the army of Napoleon III in Mexico. Yet, this same army suffered disastrous defeats in the 1870s during Western-powered campaigns in Ethiopia. Losing a war is a traumatic experience for any country, and it often leads to an internal revolution and scapegoating.

In 1876, Egypt was punished not only by the Ethiopian army, but also by mother nature. In the next consecutive years Egypt was repeatedly struck by food shortage because the annual Nile River flood failed. In 1878, England and France gain cabinet seats and control over Egyptian finances. The food shortage, the whole chaos and military fiasco eventually lead later to the British occupation of Egypt.

Currently, we are witnessing similar scenarios, as the situation in Egypt is more or less marked by correspondence of Khedive Ismael’s Egypt. The economy is in decline, the financial food security is precarious, the waters of the Nile are speaking, is and Islamic intolerance is soaring. Yes, life is like the river, sometimes it sweeps us gently along and sometimes the rapids come out of nowhere. Now, Egypt seems to be like fish in troubled waters, it’s a tinderbox!

Over the past couple of years everyone has become curious to know why the Western World go over to ally with those forces who later become their own enemies. US defense minister, Hagel was recently in Egypt to try and preserve military ties with the Muslim Brotherhood-led gov’t

In the above short video, FOX News’ Hanniti asks why the US government is ready to  unconditionally give billions of dollars in aid to the rouge state of Egypt. It’s amazing to observe how the three discuss so emotionally about a country whose mainstream society has never been, will never be an ally to the United States. You never see this sort of emotional devotedness to nations like Ethiopia. In fact, in time of war, God forbid!, one of the speakers sounds like the useful idiot who would be willing to serve the Egyptian army as mercenary.

In that day Egypt will be like women, and will be afraid and fear because of the waving of the hand of the LORD of hosts, which He waves over it. And the land of Judah will be a terror to Egypt; everyone who makes mention of it will be afraid in himself, because of the counsel of the LORD of hosts which He has determined against it. In that day five cities in the land of Egypt will speak the language of Canaan and swear by the LORD of hosts; one will be called the City of Destruction”. [Isaiah 19:16-18]

  • U.S.-Ethiopian relations were established in 1903

  • U.S.-Egyptian relations were established in 1922

  • Ethiopia and Ethiopians never been hostile to Western nations

  • Egypt’s Muslim brotherhood is the root source of Islamic terrorism

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Egypt, Ethiopia Headed For War Over Water

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 1, 2013

To illustrate the Nile’s importance, we should remember that Egypt is the largest desert oasis in the world. Life in Egypt is concentrated on the river banks where 90 million people live. In short, any Egyptian government should have one eye on the Horn of Africa — on Ethiopia, where the source of the Nile lies — and another eye on the Sinai Peninsula and the Levant, and the balance of power there. History has shown that most of Egypt’s invaders entered through that door.

Last week, the Lebanese website “As-Safir” expressed some interesting thoughts on questions related to the NILE issue. The writing begins with a prophetic remark about a possible war between Ethiopia and – after highlighting the importance of the river Nile for Egypt, the writer went on to outline, that, unlike in the past, the current geopolitical framework strengthens Ethiopia’s position, and gave six key indicators, and a recommendation for it:

First, the disintegration of Somalia, Ethiopia’s traditional rival with which it fought a tough war over the Ogaden region, removed the geopolitical balance facing Ethiopia’s political ambitions in the region. Ethiopia exploited Somalia’s disintegration to strengthen its regional presence in the Horn of Africa. For years, Ethiopia has been “fighting terrorism” emerging from Somalia. Ethiopia has been doing that under an American umbrella from 2006 to 2009 and then again since 2011 until now.

The second indicator is represented by the partition of Sudan into two states: Sudan and South Sudan. That development has weakened Sudan (and thus Egypt) in the Horn of Africa and allowed Ethiopia to participate, since 2012, in the UN peacekeeping forces in the Abyei region, which is disputed between Sudan and South Sudan.

The third indicator is the following: the weakening of Sudan has shifted the balance of power in Ethiopia’s favor. The crisis in Darfur and the international isolation of the Sudanese president (an international arrest warrant was issued against him by the International Court of Justice in The Hague in 2009) has significantly limited Khartoum’s ability to maneuver in the Nile conflict.

The fourth indicator is the improved relationship between Ethiopia and the West in general, and between Ethiopia and the US in particular, after Addis Ababa emerged as a reliable partner in the Horn of Africa. Every year, Ethiopia gets $4 billion in military, development and food assistance. But the matter is not limited to direct aid. The West has started looking at Ethiopia differently in regard to development projects, such as the construction of dams in Ethiopia. The West had opposed such projects for decades because they were considered a threat to regional security.

The fifth indicator is about China. China is Ethiopia’s primary trade partner and Beijing has expressed willingness to finance a dam construction in Ethiopia and offered Chinese expertise in building large dams. China wishes to have a foothold in the region. There is oil in South Sudan and the Congo has mineral resources.

The sixth indicator is the weakening of Egypt’s political weight in the Horn of Africa. Egypt has no role in Somalia and was not even a key party in the negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan. Egypt’s preoccupation with internal matters is weakening its ability to confront regional and international players, such as China. Even though Egypt is the biggest market for Chinese goods among the 11 basin countries, China has favored other considerations over Egyptian priorities and Egypt’s rights in the Nile waters. So much so that China has offered its technological expertise in constructing dams, which is a complete disregard to Egyptian rights. What will Egypt do about all that? Only God knows.

In the coming years, Egypt and Ethiopia may be forced to fight a “water war” because Ethiopia’s ambitions contradict Egypt’s historical and legal rights in the Nile waters. Ethiopia can only be deterred by the regional and international balance of powers, which in recent years has favored Ethiopia.

A recommendation

In the coming years, Egypt and Ethiopia may be forced to fight a “water war” because Ethiopia’s ambitions contradict Egypt’s historical and legal rights in river waters. Ethiopia can only be deterred by the regional and international balance of powers, which in recent years has favored Ethiopia.

The government of Hisham Qandil (an irrigation expert, not a diplomat, legal expert or strategist) seems unable to manage such a complex issue with legal, political, economic, military and international aspects. His government is unable to solve everyday problems that are less complex, such as security, traffic, and fuel and food supplies. This portends dire consequences for Egypt.

What is needed is a way to manage the crisis and use Egyptian soft power toward Ethiopia, especially the Coptic Orthodox Church, which is the Ethiopian Church’s mother church. It is necessary to form a fixed Egyptian team to manage this highly sensitive issue. The team should go beyond party affiliation and include leading Egyptian Nile specialists. Ideological or religious affiliation should not be a factor in choosing that Egyptian crisis team. What is important should be the capabilities and competencies of the team members, who will come from the “clay” of the country, not from a particular group, party or political current. Clay, to those who don’t know, is what Egyptians call their country’s soil, which is a fertile soil resulting from the mixing with the Nile water.

Will Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi realize the seriousness of the situation and deal with that issue as a major national matter and quickly implement the required policies and procedures, or will he hesitate, as usual, and go down in history as someone who squandered the historic rights of Egypt and its future generations?

What is missing in the article is:

  • Egypt’s old-fashioned way (ignore the woman if you want to get her) to make its lifeline, top national security priority of its government less publicized, while conducting secretive operations to affect the development and stability of Ethiopia will not work this time. If I ware an Egyptian leader, I would have made official visits every other month to Addis Abeba, to beg Ethiopia to drink shared waters, or they will remain sited in Cairo drinking their empty pride. During the tragic years of famine and sufferings in Ethiopia, Egyptians, even the richest ones, were nowhere to show a single gesture of compassion and solidarity towards the starving children of Ethiopia. Mind you, these people are drinking and eating Ethiopian water and soil. Well, they will be begging soon!

  • Egypt already has to import 60% of its grain to feed its current population of 90. By 2050, its population is expected to increase to 115 million, greatly increasing its demand for already scarce water

Indeed, Egypt’s options are to

  • go to war with Ethiopia to obtain more water

  • cut population growth

  • improve irrigation efficiency

  • dismantle the Aswan High Dam, as 20% of the water is lost to evaporation

  • buy water from Ethiopia

  • import more grain to reduce the need for irrigation water

  • work out honest water-sharing agreements with Ethiopia and other Nile riparian countries

  • suffer the harsh economic and human consequences of extreme hydrologic poverty

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Israel on Alert as Locusts Hit Neighboring Egypt

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on March 4, 2013

My note: Man of the spirit is at war now, and the enemy seeks to destroy him This is just the beginning; God’s wrath is not like our anger, it simply is is his passion to set things right. The Almighty God knows the evil plans of his enemies who are enemies of his children, the Ethiopians. Saudi minister made hostile remarks last week about Ethiopians and their prestige project, the Renaissance Dam on the river Nile.

NileDeltaAtNightBeloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” [Romans 12:19]

Plague of Locusts Returns to Egypt

Israel is on a locust alert as swarms of the destructive bugs descend on neighboring Egypt ahead of the Passover holiday.

Israel’s Agriculture Ministry set up an emergency hotline Monday and is asking Israelis to be vigilant in reporting locust sightings to prevent an outbreak.

Locusts have a devastating effect on agriculture by quickly stripping crops.

Swarms of locusts have descended on Egypt, raising fears they could spread to Israel.

The locust alert comes ahead of the Passover festival, which recounts the biblical story of the Jewish exodus from Egypt. According to the Bible, a plague of locusts was one of 10 plagues God imposed on Egyptians for enslaving and abusing ancient Hebrews.

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ምዕራባውያን ስለ ግብጽ ለምን ዝም አሉ?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 30, 2013

አራትነት

ግብጽ ኢትዮጵያ ብትሆንና ኢትዮጵያም ግብጽ ብትሆን፤ ወይም ግብጻውያን በኢትዮጵያ ምድር፡ ኢትዮጵያውያን ደግሞ በአሁኗ የግብጽ ግዛቶች ውስጥ ቢኖሩ ኖሮ ምን ዓይነት ሁኔታ ሊፈጠር ይችል ነበር?

ኢትዮጵያውያን የሚባሉ ሕዝቦች በዚህች ምድር ላይ አይኖሩም ነበር!

ግብጻውያን በአረብ ሙስሊሞች ቁጥጥር ሥር ከገቡበት ከ7ኛው ምዕተዓመት አንስቶ አሁኗ የኢትዮጵያ ግዛት ሠፍረው ቢሆን ኖሮ አባይን ሙሉ በሙሉ በመቆጣጠር ውሃውን እየበከሉ በካይሮና እስክንድርያ የሚኖሩትን ኢትዮጵያውያንን እንዲሁም በመኻል የሚገኙትን ኑብያውያንንና ኮፕቶችን መርዘው በመጨረስ መላው ምስራቅና ሰሜን አፍሪቃን ይቆጣጠሩ ነበር። ምክኒያታቸው? በጥንታዊቷ ክርስትና ላይ ያላቸው ጥላቻ!

በኢትዮጵያና በግብጽ የረጅም ዘመን ታሪካዊ ግንኙነት የአባይ ወንዝ ባለቤት የሆኑት ኢትዮጵያውያን በግብጻውያን የፖለቲካ፣ ምጣኔዊ ኃብት፣ የሃይማኖት፣ ወይም ማሕበረሰባዊ ኑሮ ላይ ምንም ዓይነት ሚና ተጫወተው አያውቁም። በተቃራኒው፡ በተንኮል ጥበብ የተካኑት ግብጻውያን ግን ከጥንት ጀምሮ ኢትዮጵያውያንን ሲተናኮሉ፣ ሲፈታተኑ ብሎም ለዓያሌ ጥፋቶችና ሞቶች ሲያበቋቸው ቆይተዋል። ምናልባት፡ ወይ ምንም ነገር የሌለው ተንኮል ብቻ ነው የሚያስበው፡ ወይም ደግሞ ቅልቅሉ የአርብፈርዖኖች ደም በርግጥ በመመረዙ ምክኒያት ሊሆን ይችላል፡ ከጥንት ጀምሮ እስካሁኑ የኛ ትውልድ ድረስ ያለውን ታሪካችንን መለስ እያልን ስንመረመር በተደጋጋሚ በአገራችን ተፈጥረው የቆዩት አለመረጋጋቶች፣ ጦርነቶችና ረሃብ ነክ ስቃዮች በቀጥታም ሆነ በተዘዋዋሪ መንገድ ከግብጽ ጋር የተያያዙ መሆናቸውን እንገነዘባለን።

ይህን ሁሉ የተፈጥሮ ኃብትና ሰብአዊ ጸጋ ያላት ኢትዮጵያ በዝቅተኛ የሰብዓዊ እድገት ደረጃ ላይ በሚገኙት የአርብ ሕዝቦች እስከ አሁን እንዴት እየተታለልች ልትቆይ ቻለች? የሚለውን ጥያቄ ሁላችንም አጥብቀን ልንጠይቅ ይገባናል። እስኪ ልብ ብለን እንመልከት፤ መሬቶቻችንን እንኩ! ወንዙን እንኩ! በጎቹን እንኩ! ፍራፍሬውን እንኩ! ጥራጥሬውን እንኩ! ቡናውን እንኩ! እህቶቻችንን እንኩ! ልጆቻችንን እንኩ! እግር ኳስ ጨዋታውም የሚያሳየው ይኽንኑ ነው፡ ባልጎደለ ችሎታ፤ ኳሱን እንኩ! የሞኝነታችንን ምክኒያት በቶሎ አብረን ልንፈልግ ይገባናል።

በዓይናቸው የሚታያቸውን ነገር ብቻ በመጨበጥ ለቆዳ ቀለማቸውና ለስጋቸው ብቻ የሚኖሩት አውሮፓውያንና አሜሪካውያን ምንም ነገር የሌላትን ግብጽን መርጠው በመደገፍ ሞኞቹን ኢትዮጵያውያንን አሁንም ግራ በማጋብትና በማተራመስ ላይ እንደሚገኙ የአሁኑ የኢትዮጵያ ትውልድ ከእንቅልፉ ነቃ ነቃ በማለት ለግንዛቤ እየበቃ መሆኑ የሚያበረታታ ነው። እስካሁን ድረስ እንደ እባብ ብልህ ለመሆን አሻፈረኝ ሲሉ የቆዩት ኢትዮጵያውያን ከፈጣሪ እግዚአብሔር አምላክ በቀር ሌላ ማንም የላቸውም። በዚህች ምድር ላይ፡ ምናልባት ከእስራኤል በቀር፡ እንደ ኢትዮጵያ ብዛት ባላቸው ጠላት አገሮች የተከበበች አንዲትም አገር የለችም። ለኢትዮጵያ ወዳጅ የሆነች አገር፡ ወይም በክፉ ጊዜ ከርሷ ጋር አብሯት ሊሰለፉ የሚችሉ ሌሎች ሕዝቦች በጭራሽ የሉም። ግብጽ ግን፡ እራሷ የራሷ ጠላት ካልሆነች በቀር ማን ሌላ ጠላት አላት?… ያው እያየነው አይደል!

ግብጽን በመምራትላይ የሚገኙት ቅዥታሙ ፕሬዚደንት ሙርሲ ሰሞኑን በፈላጭ ቆራጭነት የሚፈጽሟቸውን ዓይነት ድርጊቶች የኢትዮጵያ ወይም የሌላው አፍሪቃ መስተዳደር ቢፈጽም ኖሮ፤ ከአውሮፓ፣ ከአሜሪካ እንዲሁም የሰብአዊ መብትታጋዮች ነን ከሚሉት ድርጅቶች በኩል ሊመጣ የሚችለው ተጽእኖና ጣልቃ ገብነት ምን ሊመስል እንደሚችል መገመት አይከብደንም። ሰሞኑን ግብጽ ውስጥ 60 የሚሆኑ ግብጻውያን በሙርሲ አርበኞች ተገድለዋል፣ ፕሬዚደንቱም እንደ አምባገነን መሪ በተለያዩ ከተሞች የሰዓት ዕላፊ አዋጅ በማውጣትና ለሠራዊታቸውም የተኩስ መክፈት ትእዛዝ በማስተላለፍ የአምባገነናዊ ባሕርይ ያላቸው መሪ መሆናቸውን በድጋሚ አረጋግጠዋል።

ታዲያ ይህ በእንዲህ እያለ፡ ለአፍሪቃው ህብረት ስብሰባ ወደ አዲስ አበባ ለመሄድ አሻፈረኝ ያሉት ፕሬዚደንት ሙርሲ በዛሬው ዕለት ወደ ጀርመን አገር ይጓዛሉ፡ በጀርመን የሚገኙትም የሰብአዊ መብት ተከራካሪዎች እንዲሁም ኮፕት ክርስቲያኖች የተቃውሞ ሰልፍ በበርሊን ለማድረግ ተዘጋጅተዋል።

እንግሊዝ: ኮንጎ በሚካሄደው የነፃነት ትግል ሳቢያ ኢትዮጵያውያኖቹን የቱሲ ጎሣ አርበኞች በመቃወም አንድ ቀን ባለሞላ ጊዜ ውስጥ በሩዋንዳ ላይ የገንዘብ እርዳታ ማዕቀብ ለማድረግ በቅታለች። የሕዝቡን ጩኽት መስማት የተሳናቸው የግብጹ ፕሬዚደንት ሙርሲ ግን የሙስሊም ወንድማማቾቹ አሜሪካዊ፡ የ ማልኩም ኤክስ ልጅ እንደሆኑ ከሚነገርላቸው ከፕሬዚደንት ኦባማ የማበረታቻ የስልክ ጥሪ ይደረግላቸዋል፣ በውጭ ጉዳይ ምኒስትሯ፡ በክሊንተን የጋዛ ሰላም ፈጣሪ ተብለው ሊሞገሱም በቅተዋል፡ በአውሮፓው ህብረት፣ በሳውዲና ኳታር እንዲሁም በዓለም ዓቀፍ ገንዘብ ሰጭ ድርጅቶችም የብዙ ቢሊየን ዶላር ስጦታ እየተበረከተላቸው ነው፡ የአውሮፓው ህብረትም እስከ 5ቢሊየን ዮሮ ለሙርሲ ግብጽ ለመስጠት በመነጋገር ላይ ነው፡ ፕሬዚደንት ሙርሲ ጀርመን የሚጎበኙት ንዘብ ለመለመን መሆኑ ግልጽ ነው።

የማይክሮሶፍቱ ቢል ጌትስም ለግብጽ ኢኮኖሚ ድጎማ በማድረግ ለማዳበሪያ ምርት እስክ አንድ ቢሊየን ዶላር ከኪሳቸው በማውጣት ለግብጽ የሕዝብ ቁጥር ማደግ አስተዋጽኦ ሲያበረክቱ፡ እዚህ ይመልከቱ፤ በኢትዮጵያ ግን በተቃራኒው ሴቶቻችን እንዳይወልዱ ክትባቶችንና የወሊድ መከላከያዎችን በትጋት ማሠራጨቱን መርጠዋል። እዚህ ይመልከቱ

ዓለም ግራ ተጋብታልች፡ በቅርቡም ሁሉም የሚገባቸውን ያገኛሉ!

በተጨማሪ ይህን ይመልከቱ፡ የ አውሮፓ–አሜሪካና የ ዐረቦች ጥፋታዊ ኅብረት

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Media Bias Towards African Nations

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 21, 2012

The mainstream media’s negative portrayals of Africa, the level of its bias is mind-blowing. Do some ‘developed’ societies manufacture hypocrisy, double-standard and cynicism? Or may be evil individuals sit behind some organizations and mainstream media outlets? How long must people go on being bombarded with anti-Africa media reports of crime, disaster, war, conflict, corruption, scandal, anything dark and sensational enough to generate a headline? Even enviromental and humanrights terrorists do seem to care more on the fate of Africans than the BP Gulf oil-spill victims. Along with the ICC, the quality of their focus on Africa is simply exaggerated, biased and stereotypically ridiculous.

Two antagonistic tones of reporting on one subject, from the very same network. Bias is reflected in the composition of the headlines.

CNN, broadcasted the following two reports almost simultaneously.

Let’s look at the two cases:

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The Georgian Case:

Georgia’s High Hopes For Hydropower – EYE ON [Georgia] – CNN June 2012

“Georgia is updating its old Soviet-era dams with the aim of being an energy exporter.”

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The Ethiopian Case:

Ethiopia Powers On With Controversial Dam Project

“The International Monetary Fund, though, is ringing alarm bells. Given this region’s history of drought, the IMF is recommending that governments avoid dependency on hydropower as an engine of growth.”

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