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Al Jazeera: Did Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed get the Nobel Prize too soon?

Post by Zmeselo » 16 Feb 2020, 13:15



Did Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed get the Nobel Prize too soon?

15/02/2020

https://m.news24.com/Africa/News/did-et ... n-20200215



In 2018 Abiy Ahmed became prime minister of Ethiopia, after protests caused the ruling coalition to reshuffle and remove the governing party from power after nearly 30 years of authoritarian rule.

In addition to sweeping political and economic reforms, Abiy released political prisoners and made a peace deal with neighbouring Eritrea, ending two decades of hostility. For this he won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.

But under his government, protesters have been jailed, the internet has been blocked and a new law has just been passed that could jail people whose online posts stir unrest.

However, Lencho Bati, a senior adviser to the office of the prime minister, says the government of Abiy has done nothing wrong.
All oppositions, armed and peaceful, are invited back, so the political space is wide and everybody is in the country, registering and campaigning,
Bati said.

Abiy's tenure has also been plagued by ethnic conflict, with hundreds of thousands of people being internally displaced. Yet Bati says that the current government is not to blame.
Ethiopian people used to live together peacefully. This is politically masterminded, agitated from behind in order to sabotage the reforms,
Bati said.
The overthrown elites, the people who were enjoying privilege for 27 years, they want to make sure this process is sabotaged,
he added.

Perhaps the most radical of Abiy's reforms is the dissolution of the governing coalition and the merging of several parties to form the Prosperity Party.

The Prosperity Party has its critics, among them some of Abiy's own allies: his own defence minister, Lemma Megersa, said the creation of the party is
not timely as there are many dangers.
But Bati says the creation of the Prosperity Party is a positive move.
Peace and stability is the burning issue, there is no question about that. The prime minister liberalised the political space, all oppositions are invited in, including those who are in armed struggle. Those who were in prison were released and now the political space is free,
Lencho said.

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Re: Al Jazeera: Did Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed get the Nobel Prize too soon?

Post by Digital Weyane » 16 Feb 2020, 13:58

Al Jazeera is owned by the democratic government of Qatar that is our TPLF leaders' best ally. Our friend Qatar is working very hard to restore our Weyane democratic leaders back to power in Ethiopia, because Qatar wants to see a democratic Ethiopia and a democratic Eritrea. When we Weyane lost the western aid dollars we depended heavily in our fight against Ethiopian and Eritrean enemies, Qatar came in to fill the void and we are now back in business. 8)

Viva Qatar
Viva Al Jazeera
Viva TPLF
Friends for Life!! 8) 8)

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Re: Al Jazeera: Did Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed get the Nobel Prize too soon?

Post by Fed_Up » 16 Feb 2020, 14:10

Qatar looks like having some sort of gurage with the pm dr. Abiy’s government. The useless Qatar will loss anything around east Africa. Mark my words.

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Re: Al Jazeera: Did Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed get the Nobel Prize too soon?

Post by Dawi » 16 Feb 2020, 14:53

Fed_Up wrote:
16 Feb 2020, 14:10
Qatar looks like having some sort of gurage with the pm dr. Abiy’s government.
Federale,

Talking behind Horus's back! :P

The "Gurage" people are an Habesha Ethiosemitic-speaking ethnic group inhabiting Ethiopia.

You've a problem with Dr. Abiy doing some sort of "gurage" occupation forum with Doha?

BTW, Bati's complete denial of the already admitted "facts" of the following wasn't necessary. Now his credibility is in question. It made him sound like a PFDJ half-wit! :lol: Don't mean it in a bad way! Looking at our dire situation, Issu's despotic ways are looking attractive.

[[..But under his government, protesters have been jailed, the internet has been blocked and a new law has just been passed that could jail people whose online posts stir unrest...]]


Ethio-Qatar Business Forum Held in Doha

Addis Ababa(ENA) February 4/2020 The Ethio-Qatar bilateral Business, Investment and Trade Forum held in Doha on Monday, which gathers high powered investors from diverse sectors.

The forum was held under the patronage of the Ethiopian Embassy in Qatar in collaboration with Qatari company KON.

According to Ethiopian Embassy in Qatar, investors engaged in the areas of energy, agro-processing, hotels and manufacturing were attended the forum.

The forum aims at enhancing business and investment cooperation between the two countries beyond to attracting foreign direct investments (FDI) into Ethiopia.

Qatar Chamber of Commerce expressed its readiness to co-operate with Ethiopia and to support business relations, deepen the communication between the business communities in both countries, and finding partnerships to promote trade exchange.

Ethiopian Ambassador to Qatar, Samia Zakaria said on the forum the diplomatic relations and cooperation between Ethiopia and Qatar has reached momentum.

The ambassador stated that Ethiopia is among the top five investment destination countries in Africa.

Ethiopia is undertaking various economic reforms and infrastructural developments in a move to facilitate conducive conditions for investors, she said.

She encouraged Qatari businessmen to explore investment opportunities in the country’s agriculture, manufacturing, services, pharmaceuticals, and building materials sectors.

Reports indicate that more than 22,000 Ethiopians reside in the State of Qatar.
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Re: Al Jazeera: Did Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed get the Nobel Prize too soon?

Post by tolcha » 16 Feb 2020, 15:12

The problem is not with Abiy; it is rather with Flip-Flopper Jawar and his co. From the get go, there should have been a pre set conditions to be fulfilled for the protest to discontinue and bring the diqalla Mf to 4 kilo. Second, he is a complete liar and did mischief to Lemma Begebeyaw, who trusted the 2nd Gobana to be PM

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