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Genocidist Delegates of Ethiopia’s Fascist Oromo Regime Mobbed By Protesters at IMF-WBG Meeting

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 15, 2022

💭 These evil Delegates from colonized Ethiopia were surrounded by Tigrayan protesters on their walk to the 2022 IMF-WBG Annual Meeting in Washington DC.

💭 Shame on all those who enabled these criminals to travel to Washington. What a scandal! Look how fast the US and Europe issued a visa and tourism ban for Russians – even for ordinary tourists. What a wicked and hypocritical world! Indeed, Satan is the ruler of this world / age. But, Judgment Day is coming, the signs are everywhere!

❖ “Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out” (John 12:31).
❖ “of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.” (John 16:11).

💭 The fascist Oromo regime of Abiy Ahmed Ali and his Western + Eastern Edomite and Ismaili allies waged a massive war of genocide, first, against the Christian Zionists in Tigray, then the Amhara Christian Zionists – and now the next targets are the Gurage Christian Zionists. This genocidal jihad led by the Oromos has been going on for the past 500/150/5 years.

Let’s take note. Not a single Western, Arab or Turkish media has mentioned the role of the Oromo invaders in the ongoing #ChristianGenocide campaign in Ethiopia. Because the Oromos, just like the Westerners, are committing genocide against the early Americans and Australians, as well as the Arabs and Turks against the early Christians, native Africans and Asians. 🦃 Birds of a feather flock together 🦃

👉 The Ukraine war shows us:

😈 United by their Illuminist-Luciferian-Masonic-Satanist agendas The following Edomite-Ishmaelite entities and bodies are helping the genocidal fascist Oromo regime of evil Abiy Ahmed Ali:

  • ☆ The United Nations
  • ☆ The World Bank
  • ☆ The International Monetary Fund
  • ☆ The European Union
  • ☆ The African Union
  • ☆ The United States, Canada & Cuba
  • ☆ Russia
  • ☆ Ukraine
  • ☆ China
  • ☆ Israel
  • ☆ Arab States
  • ☆ Southern Ethiopians
  • ☆ Amharas
  • ☆ Eritrea
  • ☆ Djibouti
  • ☆ Kenya
  • ☆ Sudan
  • ☆ Somalia
  • ☆ Egypt
  • ☆ Iran
  • ☆ Pakistan
  • ☆ India
  • ☆ Azerbaijan
  • ☆ Amnesty International
  • ☆ Human Rights Watch
  • ☆ World Food Program (2020 Nobel Peace Laureate)
  • ☆ The Nobel Prize Committee
  • ☆ The Atheists and Animists
  • ☆ The Muslims
  • ☆ The Protestants
  • ☆ The Sodomites
  • ☆ TPLF

💭 Even those nations that are one another enemies, like: ‘Israel vs Iran’, ‘Russia + China vs Ukraine + The West’, ‘Egypt + Sudan vs Iran + Turkey’, ‘India vs Pakistan’ have now become friends – as they are all united in the anti-Christian, anti-Zionist-Ethiopia-Conspiracy. This has never ever happened before it is a very curios phenomenon – a strange unique appearance in world history.

✞ With the Zionist Tigray-Ethiopians are:

  • ❖ The Almighty Egziabher God & His Saints
  • ❖ St. Mary of Zion
  • ❖ The Ark of The Covenant

💭 Due to the leftist and atheistic nature of the TPLF, because of its tiresome, imported and Satan-influenced ideological games of: „Unitarianism vs Multiculturalism“, the Supernatural Force that always stood/stands with the Northern Ethiopian Christians is blocked – and These Celestial Powers are not yet being ‘activated’. Even the the above Edomite and Ishmaelite entities and bodies who in the beginning tried to help them have gradually abandoned them.

✞✞✞[የማቴዎስ ወንጌል ምዕራፍ ፭፥፲፩]✞✞✞

“ሲነቅፉአችሁና ሲያሳድዱአችሁ በእኔም ምክንያት ክፉውን ሁሉ በውሸት ሲናገሩባችሁ ብፁዓን ናችሁ።”

✞✞✞[የዮሐንስ ራእይ ምዕራፍ ፪፥፲]✞✞✞

“ልትቀበለው ያለህን መከራ አትፍራ። እነሆ፥ እንድትፈተኑ ዲያብሎስ ከእናንተ አንዳንዶቻችሁን በወኅኒ ሊያገባችሁ አለው፥ አሥር ቀንም መከራን ትቀበላላችሁ። እስከሞት ድረስ የታመንህ ሁን የሕይወትንም አክሊል እሰጥሃለሁ።”

✞✞✞[Matthew 5:11]✞✞✞

“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.”

✞✞✞[Revelation 2:10]✞✞✞

“Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor’s crown.”

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Tigrayan Bishop Decries ‘Devastating Genocidal War’ in Ethiopia

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 15, 2022

💭 My Note: Look how the US government has now started blaming the Tigrayan victims for attempting to Break the fascist Oromo regime’s two-year-old abusive Tigray Siege. This is today’s – the same /duplicated content since 2020– press statement from the State Department:

„We further call on the Tigrayan Defense Forces to cease provocative actions. The fighting since the August 24 operation by the Tigrayan Defense Forces near Kobo in the Amhara Region contributed to the return to hostilities, which greatly increases the risk of atrocities and further human rights abuses.„

Bishop Tesfaselassie Medhin has appealed for international help to address the humanitarian catastrophe that is occurring in his region.

A bishop living in the midst of what he calls a “devastating genocidal war” and humanitarian catastrophe in the Ethiopian region of Tigray has issued a heart-wrenching appeal for international help as he describes “horrifying acts of brutal crimes” and an unimaginable “magnitude of pain.”

In an Oct. 4 statement, Bishop Tesfaselassie Medhin of the Catholic Eparchy of Adigrat, in eastern Tigray, decried the extent of “extreme brutality,” adding that “no one can assume this magnitude of pain endured by the entire population, under siege and total blockage from all basic services for so long.”

In addition to the violence halting almost “all live-saving humanitarian operations” including food and basic supplies due to a continuing blockade by the Ethiopian government, Bishop Medhin said innocent civilians have faced “all-round attacks with drones and warplanes.”

These have targeted “crowded places, urban and semi-urban centers, marketplaces, health and education facilities,” he said, including a health center run by the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul that has been helping thousands of Tigrayans, many of whom are starving children and mothers.

“It is very painful and shocking to see horrifying acts of brutal crimes, indiscriminate rain of artillery, shelling and bombardments of civilians, and then be unable to get support to treat them,” Bishop Medhin said in his appeal. “The continuous brutal shelling and air-bombardment” in Tigray’s northern and eastern border areas “are bringing incalculable destruction of lives and property,” he said.

The conflict in Tigray, which erupted in November 2020, has longstanding and complex causes rooted in a mix of power politics and ethnic rivalries in a territory prized for its copper and gold deposits.

In addition to the bloodshed, since June 2021 the Ethiopia government has imposed a blockade on the region, preventing communications and basic activities such as trade and banking among Tigray’s seven million citizens. This has led to a dire economic situation, food shortages and starvation, as well as obstructions to aid corridors and a ban on internal media reporting on what’s happening to the outside world.

The U.N. has said war crimes during the conflict — fought principally between local Tigray Defense Forces (TDF) and the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) helped by Eritrean and other forces — have been committed on all sides, but with the majority committed by Ethiopian and Eritrean forces.

Monasteries, clergy and faithful in the region, whose Christian heritage dates back to the fourth century, have also been attacked. Pope Francis has issued several appeals for peace on behalf of the Tigrayan people, almost all of whom are Orthodox faithful. Ethiopia as a whole has less than 500,000 Catholic faithful, many of them located in the highlands of Tigray.

Voice for the Voiceless’

Bishop Medhin, who has been issued a number of impassioned statements over the past year, referred in April to “genocidal massacres of civilians, rampant rape and gender-related violence, looting and burning of property, homes, destruction of places of worship (churches, mosques), economic installations, health institutions, schools, museums.”

Now he says the situation has worsened and noted difficulty in moving around the region due to “no fuel” and survivors of “brutal rape” being unable to receive care due to the blockade. He also said extensive criminal activity is an additional scourge, and over 1.5 million schoolchildren “have been deprived of their right to education for three years.”

In light of the widespread atrocities, Bishop Medhin appealed to local and international institutions to “exercise their moral duty” and be a “voice for the voiceless.” And he called on governments to become aware that this is currently the “largest active war” in the world, to “condemn these brutal genocidal acts,” and bring a “ceasefire and political dialogue to ensure lasting peace.”

A more detailed report on the suffering in Tigray was sent out to media by Vincentian Sister Medhin Tesfay, also from the Adigrat diocese, who wrote of “severely limited supplies and means of survival.” Since the blockade began, she said, Tigrayans have been brought to the brink of starvation partly due to “looting and destruction of farming equipment by Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers.”

“On the streets of Tigray, it has become commonplace to see children folded over in hunger begging for bread and mothers desolately looking for anything to do to make sure that their children don’t perish,” Sister Medhin said. “Hundreds and thousands of desperate people knock on the doors of the Daughters of Charity seeking critical support. There are scores more starving in their homes forgoing food for days on end to make sure that the meagre supplies they have remaining help them last for as long as possible.”

War Crimes

In a Sept. 22 oral statement to the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a non-governmental organization, agreed with the Council’s commission of experts on human rights in Ethiopia that there are “reasonable grounds to believe” that “war crimes and crimes against humanity” have been committed “in several instances.”

They also concurred with the commission that the Ethiopian National Defence Force (ENDF) and allied forces are responsible for “widespread and egregious acts of rape and sexual violence against Tigrayans throughout the course of the conflict,” while Tigrayan forces “have committed the same crimes, albeit on a smaller scale, targeting Amhara civilians and Eritrean refugees.”

“The ENDF and its allies have also used starvation as a weapon of war, as well as air and drone strikes on civilian structures, including hospitals, displaced persons camps, educational establishments and markets,” CSW’s oral statement continued, adding that there is enough evidence to suggest the Ethiopian government has been deliberately trying to “systematically destroy a people group.”

On Aug. 24, the ENDF launched a new, largescale military offensive involving “indiscriminate bombing and destruction.” CSW also noted that the first World Food Program airlift in over six weeks recently pulled 34 staff from the region and brought no humanitarian aid, despite an urgent appeal for insulin.

On Oct. 6, the European Parliament passed a resolution that included calling for an immediate ceasefire; condemning the Eritrean forces for invading Tigray and for war crimes and human rights; calling on both the Ethiopian and Tigrayan governments to ensure accountability for perpetrators of war crimes; and calling on EU Member States to impose sanctions against perpetrators.

The Tigrayan people are “living in fear day and night,” a priest who had fled the region told the Register Oct. 14. He also drew attention to a video, posted on social media, of a Tigrayan woman, whose father was killed in the conflict, confronting Ethiopia’s Minister of Finance at the World Bank. She held him responsible for many of the atrocities and accused him of visiting the institution to raise funds to buy more arms.

Holding On to Hope

Despite the worsening situation and encouraged by the power of the Cross, Sister Medhin said she and other Tigrayans continue to have “hope that the end to the war is near” and that “a new chapter for healing, peace and prosperity could be opened.”

“We welcome all who are moved to offer us support in giving our community a chance to survive, and all who can amplify our voice so that the suffering of innocents and the madness that has spread widely ends soon,” said Sister Medhin. “We will continue to pray for deliverance and our efforts to support those in need during their times of need.”

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Is The World Bank Funding The Genocidal War Against Christians of Tigray, Ethiopia?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 15, 2022

💭 በትግራይ ክርስትያኖች ላይ ለሚደረገው የዘር ማጥፋት ጦርነት የአለም ባንክ የገንዘብ ድጋፍ እያደረገ ነው?

💭 Is the World Bank Supporting Genocide againt Orthodox Christians of Ethiopia?

The World Bank, instead of doing more to help the international community end the brutal violence and hold the perpetrators accountable, it’s giving millions of dollars to the genocidist Islamo-Protestant Oromo regime of evil Abiy Ahmed Ali. How on earth did Washington issue a US visa to the genocidist minster of the brutal unEthiopian regime? Why is this evil invited to the World Bank, in the first place?

This monster-minster and his regime have stolen the money of Ethiopian Christians – never before in world history has a so-called government denied medicine to millions of its own people, closed their infrastructure, cut off their banking system and completely deprived all means of survival, yet, Babylon America gives him visa, money, time and protection – as long as it is preparing Ethiopia and Ethiopians for the planned neo-colonialist New World Order. Babylon Europe awards the Nobel Peace Prize, the German-Africa prize, buys time, and protects it – as long as he is killing ‘his own’ people and blocking potential migrants to the EU. Babylon Arabia, Turkey and Iran give this notorious Islamo-Protestant regime money, drones, weapons and protection – as long as it is massacring, and starving to death ancient Orthodox Christians. Mind boggling, isn’t?!

Well, this fascist regime is an Islamo-Protestant regime, and the victims are Orthodox Christians. As we see in the video, the finance minister has the same name as his PM, Ahmed. They babysit the Ahmeds and Mohameds – but they massacre the Abrahams and Davids.

Let’s remember, for example, the World Bank ended direct budget support to the country in 2005 after disputed elections resulted in the deaths of hundreds of protesters at the hands of police. The regime that time was not Islamo-Protestant.

💭 Protesters supporting Tigray gather Dozens of protesters demonstrated outside the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in Washington D.C.

Our brave sister and Activist Eleni Abrha, whose father was killed in the ongoing genocide in Tigray, interrupts the genocidist finance minister Ahmed Shede’s visit to the World Bank – as he prepares to beg for more money to fund the fascist Oromo regime’s genocidal war against Christians of Ethiopia.

💭 The World’s Deadliest War Isn’t in Ukraine, But in Ethiopia

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/the-worlds-deadliest-war-isnt-in-ukraine-but-in-ethiopia/2022/03/22/eaf4b83c-a9b6-11ec-8a8e-9c6e9fc7a0de_story.html

As the fascist Oromo regime of Ethiopia seeks international support, organisations cannot shirk their obligation to acknowledge its political realities.

This week, Ethiopia, a low-income country facing economic difficulties, is making its case for a financial bailout at the spring meetings of the World Bank and IMF.

It is also conducting a war of starvation in the northern Tigray region. Week by week soldiers are destroying everything essential to sustain life — food and farms, clinics and hospitals, water supplies.

How should the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development treat a government engaged in widespread and systematic destruction and impoverishment, not to mention killing and rape? Bank staff don’t like to make political judgments, but in this case the directors — representing the shareholders including the US and UK — cannot shirk their obligation to acknowledge the political realities in Ethiopia.

Despite an information blackout, evidence of mass atrocities is coming to light. A Belgian university group has documented more than 150 massacres. Health workers are treating hundreds of victims of rape. The aid group Médecins Sans Frontières says that 70 per cent of health facilities have been ransacked and vandalised. The US State Department reports that militia from the Amhara region have ethnically cleansed the western part of Tigray. The huge army of neighbouring Eritrea has rampaged through the region — invited in by Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed.

On April 6, the World Peace Foundation published evidence that a tripartite coalition of the Ethiopian and Eritrean armies plus Amhara militia is using starvation as a weapon of war. Before the outbreak of conflict in November, Tigray was largely free from hunger. Today, three-quarters of its 5.7m people need emergency aid. Just over 1m are receiving support — but it is routinely stolen by soldiers after it is distributed. We can expect death rates from hunger already to be rising.

The scorched earth campaign is undoing decades of development. Fruit orchards have been cut down and industries employing tens of thousands have been looted. Hotels that once hosted tourists visiting Tigray’s historic obelisks and cave churches have been stripped bare. Fertile lands in the western lowlands have been annexed by the Amhara region and Tigrayans expelled.

This looks like a concerted plan to reduce Tigray to poverty and leave its people dependent on food handouts. Regardless of who started the war and why, these actions go far beyond legitimate war aims. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has promised to investigate allegations of war crimes.

Alongside the human rights violations, donors will assess the reconstruction needs and compile an inventory of stolen or vandalised assets. On the list will be schools, clinics, water supply systems and university research departments, among other things — many of them paid for by multilateral agencies and governments. Who will foot the bill for rebuilding? At a time of straitened aid budgets, taxpayers in donor countries will balk at paying a second time around. Shouldn’t reconstruction be the responsibility of those who inflicted the damage?

This debate takes the World Bank into the troubled water of political conditionality on economic assistance. Ethiopia will raise objections, arguing that the conflict is a domestic affair and donors have no business interfering. It will also say that there are millions of people elsewhere in the country who need donor-financed assistance, such as through the flagship productive safety net programme, which helps poor farmers. An implicit threat lurking is the potential shockwave across Africa and beyond should a country of 110m people lurch into nationwide crisis.

But the war in Tigray isn’t a regrettable bump on the road to reform. A long war will devour Ethiopia’s resources, harden its authoritarian turn and deter investment.

It is not too late to turn the country back from its track towards famine, protracted conflict and impoverishment. It starts with a ceasefire, so that aid can reach the hungry and farmers can plant. The agricultural calendar means this can’t wait. Next is peace negotiations including the agenda of restitution and reconstruction. Rebuilding will be an expense for the cash-strapped government of Ethiopia, but essential to restore its reputation as a credible partner for investors and donors.

The directors of the World Bank and IMF cannot shy away from these hard issues when they consider Ethiopian requests for additional funds over the coming weeks. They should not fund Ethiopia’s self-destruction, but instead use their leverage to insist on an end to war and starvation.

European Union Opposed to World Bank’s $300 Million Grant

The World Bank’s board has approved a $300 million grant for Ethiopia to support the immediate needs of people as they face the devastation caused by conflict in the country.

A spokesperson for the European Commission told Devex, however, that the move is “premature” and potentially “counterproductive” to the nascent peace process. Analysts following Ethiopia also expressed concern that the grant would reward the government before it opens up full humanitarian access to the conflict-hit region of Tigray.

The Ethiopian government is accused of mass killings and gender-based violence, or GBV, among a range of allegations made by human rights lawyers since fighting began in the northern Tigray region in late 2020.

💭 The World Bank Gave Abiy Ahmed’s War A Lifeline – The World Bank Has Blood On Its Hands

👉 ገብርኤል 👉 ማርያም 👉 ኡራኤል 👉 ጊዮርጊስ 👉 ተክለ ሐይማኖት 😇 ዮሴፍ 👉 መድኃኔ ዓለም

💭 የአለም ባንክ ለአብይ አህመድ ጦርነት ህይወት ዘራለት | የአለም ባንክ በእጁ ላይ ደም አለ

👹 The Depopulation Agenda. There is a sub-district in the capital, Addis Ababa, named after THE WORLD BANK (የዓለም ባንክ). This sub-district is predominantly inhabited by Muslim traders.

💭 THE WORLD BANK, POPULATION CONTROL AND THE AFRICAN ENVIRONMENT

👉 የዓለም ባንክ፣ የሕዝብ ብዛት እና የአፍሪካ አካባቢ

“ተከታታይ የዓለም ባንክ ሪፖርቶች የአፍሪካ አገራት የህዝብ ብዛት፣ የግብርና ምርት እና አካባቢያዊ መበላሸት ከችግሮቿ መካከል ዋና ዋናዎቹ እንደሆኑ አድርገው ይገልጻሉ። መልእክቱ፤ ሰዎች ከበዙ፤ አነስተኛ መሬት፣ ዝቅተኛ ምርታማነት፣ አነስተኛ ምግብ እንደሚከሰት ለማሳየት የሞከሩ ይመስላሉ። እነዚህ ግምቶች የአፍሪካ ስነ-ሕዝብ፣ የአካባቢ ለውጥ እና የምግብ ምርት ብሎም በመካከላቸው ያለውን ግንኙነት ያስተናግዳሉ፣ እነዚህም የዓለም ባንክ ሪፖርቶች ቀለል ያሉ፣ አንድ ወጥ አመክንዮ ያላቸውና ደካሞች መሆናቸውን አመልካቾች ናቸው። እነዚህን ሰነዶች የአፍሪካን ማህበረሰቦች በተቋቋሙት የዓለም ባንክ ፖሊሲዎች አማካኝነት “ልማት ማጎልበት እንደሚያስፈልጋቸው” እና’የልማት ማህበረሰቡ’ እንደ አንድ’የልማት ግምት’ ቅጽ ተደርጎ ሊወሰድ እንደሚገባ መረዳት እንችላለን።”

Successive World Bank reports identify as the major problem facing African countries the nexus among population growth, agricultural production, and environmental degradation. The message: more people; less land; lower productivity; less food, appears self-evident. These assumptions displace any empirical examination of African demography, environmental change and food production, and the relations among them, which would undermine the simplistic and unilinear logic of the World Bank’s reports. These documents can be understood as a form of ‘development discourse’, constructing African societies as in need of ‘development’ through the established policies of the World Bank and in accordance with the assumptions of the ‘development community’.

💭 Genocide of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Christians by the Luciferians – 👹 evil Abiy Ahmed recently said: „We are too many, stop having children….world leaders/ our babysitters ordered us to fight against population growth, and against the world’s most ancient Christian communities and their written languages and Ethiopic/ Geʽez (ግዕዝ) script. If we don’t do that there won’t be governance for prosperity„

He literally said that – and he’s still in power! Mind boggling, isn’t it!? So, the fascist Galla-Oromo, Abiy Ahmed Ali is obviously their man in Addis Ababa.

👉 Amazing coincidence! The following is yesterday’s report from the United Nations Population Fund:

💭 Family Planning, A Life-Saving Intervention For Conflict-Affected Communities In Ethiopia

👉 በጣም አስገራሚ መገጣጠም፤ የተባበሩት መንግስታት በትናንትናው ዕለት የሚከተለውን ጽሑፍ አውጥቶታል። የግራኝ አንዱ ሞግዚት ተመድም፤ በልታችሁ በሰላም ለመኖር ልጅ አትውለዱ!” እያለን ነው። ዋው!

💭የቤተሰብ እቅድ፤ በኢትዮጵያ ግጭት ለተጎዱ ህብረተሰብዎች ሕይወትአዳኝ ጣልቃገብነት

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The World Bank Gave Abiy Ahmed’s War A Lifeline – The World Bank Has Blood On Its Hands

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 1, 2022

👉 ገብርኤል 👉 ማርያም 👉 ኡራኤል 👉 ጊዮርጊስ 👉 ተክለ ሐይማኖት 😇 ዮሴፍ 👉 መድኃኔ ዓለም

💭 የአለም ባንክ ለአብይ አህመድ ጦርነት ህይወት ዘራለት | የአለም ባንክ በእጁ ላይ ደም አለ

Why has the World Bank Undercut Peace in Ethiopia?

👉 Courtesy: THE EMBASSY

By Michael Rubin

The World Bank has blood on its hands. Its lending has undercut nearly a year of international efforts to stop Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s genocide against Ethiopia’s Tigrayans.

Abiy Plays the International Community

Celebrations of Abiy, the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, were short lived. His reputation as a peacemaker ended on Nov. 4, 2020, when Abiy launched a war against Ethiopia’s Tigray Region that to date has killed up to half a million people, and has displaced many times more.

Abiy and his supporters made four arguments to justify their campaign. The first was Tigrayan leadership’s defiance of his suspension of elections. This embarrassed Abiy. Second, Abiy claimed that the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) violated human rights while part of the previous regime. Third, Abiy characterized the campaign as necessary to correct the dysfunction inherent in Ethiopia’s ethnic federalism. Finally, the TPLF purportedly started hostilities, pre-emptively attacking the Ethiopian military.

None of these excuses has merit. Abiy sought a military shortcut to avoid politically difficult legal and constitutional remedies – he planned for war all along. Nor does anything excuse Abiy’s collective punishment of Tigrayans. While Abiy denies atrocities, he also denies free access to journalists or diplomats, which is hardly the attitude of a man with truth on his side.

Abiy, meanwhile, plays the international community. He feigns moderation. He invites camera crews to film World Food Programme aid convoys, suggesting that he cooperates with famine-relief efforts. In reality, the food and medicine he lets through accounts for less than 3% of what Tigray needs. He essentially repeats the deception strategy used by Nazi Germany at Theresienstadt in order to co-opt and confuse the Red Cross and the broader international community. Abiy’s advisors also publicly offer to take part in peace talks, all the while doing everything in their power to undermine that prospect by failing to abide by their commitments to reduce hostilities.

To its credit, the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden has recognized Abiy’s insincerity for what it is. Biden has appointed a succession of special envoys to address a conflict every bit as brutal and illegal as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. He has ratcheted up sanctions on those responsible, and he removed Ethiopia from the free trade opportunities offered by the African Growth and Opportunity Act. This was a wise decision. Abiy has run Ethiopia’s economy into the ground. There is no reason for the United States to save Abiy from the consequences of his own actions so long as he consolidates his dictatorship and continues his genocidal campaign.

It takes two sides to make peace. In December 2021, at the request of the international community, Tigrayan forces withdrew from neighboring regions and the outskirts of Addis Ababa in order to create space for dialogue and diplomacy. They suffered tremendously for it – Abiy took their flexibility for weakness and sought to impose a military solution on Tigray. Only as Ethiopia’s economy continued to unravel did Abiy agree to talks in Nairobi.

Aid Dispatched Unwisely

Still, Abiy kept testing international resolve, and earlier this month, the World Bank gave him an out. It approved a $300 million grant to help Ethiopia rebuild, even as Abiy continued his war of attrition.

The results were predictable. Offered a financial lifeline, Abiy ceased meaningful talks and renewed strikes on civilians. Last week, Abiy airstrikes destroyed a kindergarten in Mekelle, Tigray’s capital.

Tens of thousands of Tigrayans starved as the international community cajoled Abiy into Nairobi talks. The World Bank’s actions now mean their lives were wasted.

Tigray, however, may get the last laugh. After Abiy, emboldened by the World Bank, renewed attacks, Tigrayans decided to meet fire with fire. They are again on the offensive. Forces loyal to Abiy are in disarray, just as they were in 2021.

The World Bank, meanwhile, can pretend its $300 million will rebuild the country, but aid dispatched unwisely does more harm than good. In the case of Ethiopia, the cost of World Bank incompetence could be measured in hundreds of thousands of more lives, millions more displaced, and refugee flows that will wreck stability across the Horn of Africa. The World Bank owes the international community an explanation, and perhaps even resignations.

👹 The Depopulation Agenda. There is a sub-district in the capital, Addis Ababa, named after THE WORLD BANK (የዓለም ባንክ). This sub-district is predominantly inhabited by Muslim traders.

💭 THE WORLD BANK, POPULATION CONTROL AND THE AFRICAN ENVIRONMENT

👉 የዓለም ባንክ፣ የሕዝብ ብዛት እና የአፍሪካ አካባቢ

ተከታታይ የዓለም ባንክ ሪፖርቶች የአፍሪካ አገራት የህዝብ ብዛት፣ የግብርና ምርት እና አካባቢያዊ መበላሸት ከችግሮቿ መካከል ዋና ዋናዎቹ እንደሆኑ አድርገው ይገልጻሉ። መልእክቱ፤ ሰዎች ከበዙ፤ አነስተኛ መሬት፣ ዝቅተኛ ምርታማነት፣ አነስተኛ ምግብ እንደሚከሰት ለማሳየት የሞከሩ ይመስላሉ። እነዚህ ግምቶች የአፍሪካ ስነሕዝብ፣ የአካባቢ ለውጥ እና የምግብ ምርት ብሎም በመካከላቸው ያለውን ግንኙነት ያስተናግዳሉ፣ እነዚህም የዓለም ባንክ ሪፖርቶች ቀለል ያሉ፣ አንድ ወጥ አመክንዮ ያላቸውና ደካሞች መሆናቸውን አመልካቾች ናቸው። እነዚህን ሰነዶች የአፍሪካን ማህበረሰቦች በተቋቋሙት የዓለም ባንክ ፖሊሲዎች አማካኝነት ልማት ማጎልበት እንደሚያስፈልጋቸውእናየልማት ማህበረሰቡእንደ አንድየልማት ግምትቅጽ ተደርጎ ሊወሰድ እንደሚገባ መረዳት እንችላለን።

Gavin Williams

South African Sociological Review

Vol. 4, No. 2 (APRIL 1992), pp. 2-29 (28 pages)

Successive World Bank reports identify as the major problem facing African countries the nexus among population growth, agricultural production, and environmental degradation. The message: more people; less land; lower productivity; less food, appears self-evident. These assumptions displace any empirical examination of African demography, environmental change and food production, and the relations among them, which would undermine the simplistic and unilinear logic of the World Bank’s reports. These documents can be understood as a form of ‘development discourse’, constructing African societies as in need of ‘development’ through the established policies of the World Bank and in accordance with the assumptions of the ‘development community’.

💭 Genocide of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Christians by the Luciferians – 👹 evil Abiy Ahmed recently said: „We are too many, stop having children….world leaders/ our babysitters ordered us to fight against population growth, and against the world’s most ancient Christian communities and their written languages and Ethiopic/ Geʽez (ግዕዝ) script. If we don’t do that there won’t be governance for prosperity„

He literally said that – and he’s still in power! Mind boggling, isn’t it!? So, the fascist Galla-Oromo, Abiy Ahmed Ali is obviously their man in Addis Ababa.

👉 Amazing coincidence! The following is yesterday’s report from the United Nations Population Fund:

💭 Family Planning, A Life-Saving Intervention For Conflict-Affected Communities In Ethiopia

👉 በጣም አስገራሚ መገጣጠም፤ የተባበሩት መንግስታት በትናንትናው ዕለት የሚከተለውን ጽሑፍ አውጥቶታል። የግራኝ አንዱ ሞግዚት ተመድም፤ በልታችሁ በሰላም ለመኖር ልጅ አትውለዱ!” እያለን ነው። ዋው!

💭የቤተሰብ እቅድ፤ በኢትዮጵያ ግጭት ለተጎዱ ህብረተሰብዎች ሕይወትአዳኝ ጣልቃገብነት

DEBARK, Amhara region – “In this difficult situation, family planning will help me take care of my own health and safety and better care for my baby and family” says Nigiste, 21, a mother of a three-month-old son. After the conflict expanded from Tigray to her region in Amhara, she fled with her newborn son and now lives in Kulch-Meda, an internally displaced persons camp at the outskirts of Debark town. She receives family planning counseling at Marie Stopes International (MSI), a mobile clinic supported by UNFPA.

The conflict in northern Ethiopia has displaced thousands of people and more than 9.4 million are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.

“I am alone and I barely have enough to cover my basic needs,” said Nigiste, who relies entirely on humanitarian aid for survival. “After I found out the benefits of spacing pregnancies, I decided to use family planning,” she explained.

Across northern Ethiopia, health systems are cracking under ever-increasing needs. Damage and destruction of health facilities and shortage of supplies and providers are severely disrupting the delivery of sexual and reproductive health services to people in need.

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The World Bank Should not Fund Ethiopia’s Self-destruction & It’s War in Tigray

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 12, 2021

👉 የዓለም ባንክ የኢትዮጵያን የራስጥፋት እና ለትግራይ ጦርነት የገንዘብ ድጋፍ ማድረግ የለበትም

👉 የመረጃ መቋረጥ ቢኖርም የጅምላ ጭፍጨፋዎች መረጃዎች ወደ ብርሃን እየወጡ ነው፡፡የቤልጅየም የዩኒቨርሲቲ ቡድን ከ ፻፶/ 150 በላይ የጅምላ ጭፍጨፋዎችን አስመዝግቧል።😢😢😢

The Financial Times

This month, Ethiopia, a low-income country facing economic difficulties, is making its case for a financial bailout at the spring meetings of the World Bank and IMF.

It is also conducting a war of starvation in the northern Tigray region. Week by week soldiers are destroying everything essential to sustain life — food and farms, clinics and hospitals, water supplies.

How should the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development treat a government engaged in widespread and systematic destruction and impoverishment, not to mention killing and rape? Bank staff don’t like to make political judgments, but in this case the directors — representing the shareholders including the US and UK — cannot shirk their obligation to acknowledge the political realities in Ethiopia.

Despite an information blackout, evidence of mass atrocities is coming to light. A Belgian university group has documented more than 150 massacres. Health workers are treating hundreds of victims of rape. The aid group Médecins Sans Frontières says that 70 per cent of health facilities have been ransacked and vandalised. The US State Department reports that militia from the Amhara region have ethnically cleansed the western part of Tigray. The huge army of neighbouring Eritrea has rampaged through the region — invited in by Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed.

On April 6, the World Peace Foundation published evidence that a tripartite coalition of the Ethiopian and Eritrean armies plus Amhara militia is using starvation as a weapon of war. Before the outbreak of conflict in November, Tigray was largely free from hunger. Today, three-quarters of its 5.7m people need emergency aid. Just over 1m are receiving support — but it is routinely stolen by soldiers after it is distributed. We can expect death rates from hunger already to be rising.

The scorched earth campaign is undoing decades of development. Fruit orchards have been cut down and industries employing tens of thousands have been looted. Hotels that once hosted tourists visiting Tigray’s historic obelisks and cave churches have been stripped bare. Fertile lands in the western lowlands have been annexed by the Amhara region and Tigrayans expelled.

This looks like a concerted plan to reduce Tigray to poverty and leave its people dependent on food handouts. Regardless of who started the war and why, these actions go far beyond legitimate war aims. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has promised to investigate allegations of war crimes.

Alongside the human rights violations, donors will assess the reconstruction needs and compile an inventory of stolen or vandalised assets. On the list will be schools, clinics, water supply systems and university research departments, among other things — many of them paid for by multilateral agencies and governments. Who will foot the bill for rebuilding? At a time of straitened aid budgets, taxpayers in donor countries will balk at paying a second time around. Shouldn’t reconstruction be the responsibility of those who inflicted the damage?

This debate takes the World Bank into the troubled water of political conditionality on economic assistance. Ethiopia will raise objections, arguing that the conflict is a domestic affair and donors have no business interfering. It will also say that there are millions of people elsewhere in the country who need donor-financed assistance, such as through the flagship productive safety net programme, which helps poor farmers. An implicit threat lurking is the potential shockwave across Africa and beyond should a country of 110m people lurch into nationwide crisis.

But the war in Tigray isn’t a regrettable bump on the road to reform. A long war will devour Ethiopia’s resources, harden its authoritarian turn and deter investment.

It is not too late to turn the country back from its track towards famine, protracted conflict and impoverishment. It starts with a ceasefire, so that aid can reach the hungry and farmers can plant. The agricultural calendar means this can’t wait. Next is peace negotiations including the agenda of restitution and reconstruction. Rebuilding will be an expense for the cash-strapped government of Ethiopia, but essential to restore its reputation as a credible partner for investors and donors.

The directors of the World Bank and IMF cannot shy away from these hard issues when they consider Ethiopian requests for additional funds over the coming weeks. They should not fund Ethiopia’s self-destruction, but instead use their leverage to insist on an end to war and starvation.

Source

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How/Why The Luciferians Caused The Ethiopian Famine

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 2, 2013

famine-in-Ethiopia

My Note: This article, which describes how genetically modified seeds granted as “food aid” was instrumental in triggering famine. It was first published in The Ecologist in September 2000.My previous post on the subject Here

Ethiopia’s Famine courtesy of GM seed Laundering

The “economic therapy” imposed under IMF-World Bank jurisdiction is in large part responsible for triggering famine and social devastation in Ethiopia and the rest of sub-Saharan Africa, wreaking the peasant economy and impoverishing millions of people.

With the complicity of branches of the US government, it has also opened the door for the appropriation of traditional seeds and landraces by US biotech corporations, which behind the scenes have been peddling the adoption of their own genetically modified seeds under the disguise of emergency aid and famine relief.

Moreover, under WTO rules, the agri-biotech conglomerates can manipulate market forces to their advantage as well as exact royalties from farmers. The WTO provides legitimacy to the food giants to dismantle State programmes including emergency grain stocks, seed banks, extension services and agricultural credit, etc.), plunder peasant economies and trigger the outbreak of periodic famines.

Crisis in the Horn

More than 8 million people in Ethiopia – representing 15% of the country’s population – had been locked into “famine zones”. Urban wages have collapsed and unemployed seasonal farm workers and landless peasants have been driven into abysmal poverty. The international relief agencies concur without further examination that climatic factors are the sole and inevitable cause of crop failure and the ensuing humanitarian disaster. What the media tabloids fails to disclose is that – despite the drought and the border war with Eritrea – several million people in the most prosperous agricultural regions have also been driven into starvation. Their predicament is not the consequence of grain shortages but of “free markets” and “bitter economic medicine” imposed under the IMF-World Bank sponsored Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP).

Ethiopia produces more than 90% of its consumption needs. Yet at the height of the crisis, the nationwide food deficit for 2000 was estimated by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) at 764,000 metric tons of grain representing a shortfall of 13 kilos per person per annum.1 In Amhara, grain production (1999-2000) was twenty percent in excess of consumption needs. Yet 2.8 million people in Amhara (representing 17% of the region’s population) became locked into famine zones and are “at risk” according to the FAO. 2 Whereas Amhara’s grain surpluses were in excess of 500,000 tons (1999-2000), its “relief food needs” had been tagged by the international community at close to 300,000 tons.3 A similar pattern prevailed in Oromiya, the country’s most populated state where 1.6 million people were classified “at risk”, despite the availability of more than 600,000 metric tons of surplus grain.4 In both these regions, which include more than 25% of the country’s population, scarcity of food was clearly not the cause of hunger, poverty and social destitution. Yet no explanations are given by the panoply of international relief agencies and agricultural research institutes.

The Promise of the “Free Market”

In Ethiopia, a transitional government came into power in 1991 in the wake of a protracted and destructive civil war. After the pro-Soviet Dergue regime of Colonel Mengistu Haile Mariam was unseated, a multi-donor financed Emergency Recovery and Reconstruction Project (ERRP) was hastily put in place to deal with an external debt of close to 9 billion dollars that had accumulated during the Mengistu government. Ethiopia’s outstanding debts with the Paris Club of official creditors were rescheduled in exchange for far-reaching macro-economic reforms. Upheld by US foreign policy, the usual doses of bitter IMF economic medicine were prescribed. Caught in the straightjacket of debt and structural adjustment, the new Transitional Government of Ethiopia (TGE), led by the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) – largely formed from the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (PLF) – had committed itself to far-reaching “free market reforms”, despite its leaders’ Marxist leanings. Washington soon tagged Ethiopia alongside Uganda as Africa’s post Cold War free market showpiece.

While social budgets were slashed under the structural adjustment programme (SAP), military expenditure – in part financed by the gush of fresh development loans – quadrupled since 1989.5 With Washington supporting both sides in the Eritrea-Ethiopia border war, US arms sales spiralled. The bounty was being shared between the arms manufacturers and the agribusiness conglomerates. In the post-Cold War era, the latter positioned themselves in the lucrative procurement of emergency aid to war-torn countries. With mounting military spending financed on borrowed money, almost half of Ethiopia’s export revenues was earmarked to meet debt-servicing obligations.

A Policy Framework Paper (PFP) stipulating the precise changes to be carried out in Ethiopia had been carefully drafted in Washington by IMF and World Bank officials on behalf of the transitional government, and was forwarded to Addis Ababa for the signature of the Minister of Finance. The enforcement of severe austerity measures virtually foreclosed the possibility of a meaningful post-war reconstruction and the rebuilding of the country’s shattered infrastructure. The creditors demanded trade liberalization and the full-scale privatization of public utilities, financial institutions, State farms and factories. Civil servants including teachers and health workers were fired, wages were frozen and the labor laws were rescinded to enable State enterprises “to shed their surplus workers”. Meanwhile, corruption became rampant. State assets were auctioned off to foreign capital at bargain prices and Price Waterhouse Cooper was entrusted with the task of coordinating the sale of State property.

In turn, the reforms had led to the fracture of the federal fiscal system. Budget transfers to the State governments were slashed leaving the regions to their own devices. Supported by several donors, “regionalization” was heralded as a “devolution of powers from the federal to the regional governments”. The Bretton Woods institutions knew exactly what they were doing. In the words of the IMF, “[the regions] capacity to deliver effective and efficient development interventions varies widely, as does their capacity for revenue collection”.

Wrecking the Peasant Economy

Patterned on the reforms adopted in Kenya in 1991 (see Box 9.1 ), agricultural markets were willfully manipulated on behalf of the agribusiness conglomerates. The World Bank demanded the rapid removal of price controls and all subsidies to farmers. Transportation and freight prices were deregulated serving to boost food prices in remote areas affected by drought. In turn, the markets for farm inputs including fertilizer and seeds were handed over to private traders including Pioneer Hi-Bred International which entered into a lucrative partnership with Ethiopia Seed Enterprise (ESE), the government’s seed monopoly.7

At the outset of the reforms in 1992, USAID under its Title III program “donated” large quantities of US fertilizer “in exchange for free market reforms”:

[V]arious agricultural commodities [will be provided] in exchange for reforms of grain marketing… and [the] elimination of food subsidies…The reform agenda focuses on liberalization and privatization in the fertilizer and transport sectors in return for financing fertilizer and truck imports…. These program initiatives have given us [an] “entrée” …in defining major [policy] issues…

While the stocks of donated US fertiliser were rapidly exhausted; the imported chemicals contributed to displacing local fertiliser producers. The same companies involved in the fertilizer import business were also in control of the domestic wholesale distribution of fertilizer using local level merchants as intermediaries.

Increased output was recorded in commercial farms and in irrigated areas (where fertilizer and high yielding seeds had been applied). The overall tendency, however, was towards greater economic and social polarisation in the countryside, marked by significantly lower yields in less productive marginal lands occupied by the poor peasantry. Even in areas where output had increased, farmers were caught in the clutch of the seed and fertilizer merchants.

In 1997, the Atlanta based Carter Center – which was actively promoting the use of biotechnology tools in maize breeding – proudly announced that “Ethiopia [had] become a food exporter for the first time”.9 Yet in a cruel irony, the donors ordered the dismantling of the emergency grain reserves (set up in the wake of the 1984-85 famine) and the authorities acquiesced.

Instead of replenishing the country’s emergency food stocks, grain was exported to meet Ethiopia’s debt servicing obligations. Close to one million tons of the 1996 harvest was exported, an amount which would have been amply sufficient (according to FAO figures) to meet the 1999-2000 emergency. In fact the same food staple which had been exported (namely maize) was re-imported barely a few months later. The world market had confiscated Ethiopia’s grain reserves.

In return, US surpluses of genetically engineered maize (banned by the European Union) were being dumped on the horn of Africa in the form of emergency aid. The US had found a convenient mechanism for “laundering its stocks of dirty grain”. The agribusiness conglomerates not only cornered Ethiopia’s commodity exports, they were also involved in the procurement of emergency shipments of grain back into Ethiopia. During the 1998-2000 famine, lucrative maize contracts were awarded to giant grain merchants such as Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) and Cargill Inc.

Laundering America’s GM Grain Surpluses

US grain surpluses peddled in war-torn countries also served to weaken the agricultural system. Some 500,000 tons of maize and maize products were “donated” in 1999-2000 by USAID to relief agencies including the World Food Programme (WFP) which in turn collaborates closely with the US Department of Agriculture. At least 30% of these shipments (procured under contract with US agribusiness firms) were surplus genetically modified grain stocks.

Boosted by the border war with Eritrea and the plight of thousands of refugees, the influx of contaminated food aid had contributed to the pollution of Ethiopia’s genetic pool of indigenous seeds and landraces. In a cruel irony, the food giants were at the same time gaining control – through the procurement of contaminated food aid – over Ethiopia’s seed banks. According to South Africa’s Biowatch: “Africa is treated as the dustbin of the world…To donate untested food and seed to Africa is not an act of kindness but an attempt to lure Africa into further dependence on foreign aid.”

Moreover, part of the “food aid” had been channelled under the “food for work” program which served to further discourage domestic production in favour of grain imports. Under this scheme, impoverished and landless farmers were contracted to work on rural infrastructural programmes in exchange for “donated” US corn.

Meanwhile, the cash earnings of coffee smallholders plummeted. Whereas Pioneer Hi-Bred positioned itself in seed distribution and marketing, Cargill Inc established itself in the markets for grain and coffee through its subsidiary Ethiopian Commodities.12 For the more than 700,000 smallholders with less than 2 hectares that produce between 90 and 95% of the country’s coffee output, the deregulation of agricultural credit combined with low farmgate prices of coffee had triggered increased indebtedness and landlessness, particularly in East Gojam (Ethiopia’s breadbasket).

Biodiversity up for Sale

The country’s extensive reserves of traditional seed varieties (barley, teff, chick peas, sorghum, etc) were being appropriated, genetically manipulated and patented by the agribusiness conglomerates: “Instead of compensation and respect, Ethiopians today are …getting bills from foreign companies that have “patented” native species and now demand payment for their use.”13 The foundations of a “competitive seed industry” were laid under IMF and World Bank auspices.14 The Ethiopian Seed Enterprise (ESE), the government’s seed monopoly joined hands with Pioneer Hi-Bred in the distribution of hi-bred and genetically modified (GM) seeds (together with hybrid resistant herbicide) to smallholders. In turn, the marketing of seeds had been transferred to a network of private contractors and “seed enterprises” with financial support and technical assistance from the World Bank. The “informal” farmer-to-farmer seed exchange was slated to be converted under the World Bank programme into a “formal” market oriented system of “private seed producer-sellers.” 15

In turn, the Ethiopian Agricultural Research Institute (EARI) was collaborating with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in the development of new hybrids between Mexican and Ethiopian maize varieties.16 Initially established in the 1940s by Pioneer Hi-Bred International with support from the Ford and Rockefeller foundations, CIMMYT developed a cosy relationship with US agribusiness. Together with the UK based Norman Borlaug Institute, CIMMYT constitutes a research arm as well as a mouthpiece of the seed conglomerates. According to the Rural Advancement Foundation (RAFI) “US farmers already earn $150 million annually by growing varieties of barley developed from Ethiopian strains. Yet nobody in Ethiopia is sending them a bill.”

Impacts of Famine

The 1984-85 famine had seriously threatened Ethiopia’s reserves of landraces of traditional seeds. In response to the famine, the Dergue government through its Plant Genetic Resource Centre –in collaboration with Seeds of Survival (SoS)– had implemented a programme to preserve Ethiopia’s biodiversity.18 This programme – which was continued under the transitional government – skilfully “linked on-farm conservation and crop improvement by rural communities with government support services”. 19 An extensive network of in-farm sites and conservation plots was established involving some 30,000 farmers. In 1998, coinciding chronologically with the onslaught of the 1998-2000 famine, the government clamped down on seeds of Survival (SoS) and ordered the programme to be closed down.

The hidden agenda was to eventually displace the traditional varieties and landraces reproduced in village-level nurseries. The latter were supplying more than 90 percent of the peasantry through a system of farmer-to-farmer exchange. Without fail, the 1998-2000 famine led to a further depletion of local level seed banks: “The reserves of grains [the farmer] normally stores to see him through difficult times are empty. Like 30,000 other households in the [Galga] area, his family have also eaten their stocks of seeds for the next harvest.”21 And a similar process was unfolding in the production of coffee where the genetic base of the arabica beans was threatened as a result of the collapse of farmgate prices and the impoverishment of small-holders.

In other words, the famine – itself in large part a product of the economic reforms imposed to the advantage of large corporations by the IMF, World Bank and the US Government – served to undermine Ethiopia’s genetic diversity to the benefit of the biotech companies. With the weakening of the system of traditional exchange, village level seed banks were being replenished with commercial hi-bred and genetically modified seeds. In turn, the distribution of seeds to impoverished farmers had been integrated with the “food aid” programmes. WPF and USAID relief packages often include “donations” of seeds and fertiliser, thereby favouring the inroad of the agribusiness-biotech companies into Ethiopia’s agricultural heartland. The emergency programs are not the “solution” but the “cause” of famine. By deliberately creating a dependency on GM seeds, they had set the stage for the outbreak of future famines.

This destructive pattern – invariably resulting in famine – is replicated throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. From the onslaught of the debt crisis of the early 1980s, the IMF-World Bank had set the stage for the demise of the peasant economy across the region with devastating results. Now, in Ethiopia, fifteen years after the last famine left nearly one million dead, hunger is once again stalking the land. This time, as eight million people face the risk of starvation, we know that it isn’t just the weather that is to blame.

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Million Belay: Ethiopia doesn’t need or want Bill Gates

Ecological campaigner Million Belay talks about why protecting Ethiopia’s biodiversity is so important and why he opposes the intervention of philanthropists like Bill Gates

Ethiopia’s culture and forests are gradually being eroded. The younger generation is taught to admire western consumer-driven culture and to ignore the traditional heritage of their birthplace.

As director of the Movement for Ecological Learning and Community Action (MELCA) Million Belay works with local communities to protect their local biodiversity and lifestyles

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Two Million March Against Monsanto in Worldwide Protest of GM Foods

On Saturday, May 25, an estimated two million protesters turned out in 436 cities in 52 countries to protest genetically-modified (GM) foods and their primary developer, Monsanto Company, Inc. This far exceeded anything Tami Canal could have imagined when she created a Facebook page entitled “The March against Monsanto” back in February.

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Leading World Bank Demographer: Vaccination Campaigns Part Of Population Reduction Policy

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 7, 2012

 

My Note: In today’s world, the nightmare is plainly visible for those who have eyes and minds to see and a will to understand. And today, in Africa and other so-called third world countries, this nightmare is continuing and growing more frightening as each day goes by.

A retired demographer at the World Bank admitted that vaccination campaigns are an integral part of the World Bank’s population policies. John F. May, the Bank’s leading demographer from 1992 to 2012, told the French web journal Sens Public (and in turn transcribed by the think-tank May works for) that vaccination campaigns, especially in so-called “high-fertility countries”, are means to achieve population reduction in those countries. May:

“The means used to implement population policies are “policy levers” or targeted actions such as vaccination campaigns…

Defining “population policy” as “a set of interventions implemented by government officials to better manage demographic variables and to try to attune population changes (number, structure by age and breakdown) to the country’s development aspirations”, May continues to explain that the World Bank is taking up the lead role in achieving general population reduction.

 

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