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A Victorious Happy Ethiopian New Year (2010)!

Al Mariam’s Commentaries By almariam

Let us look forward happily to the New-Yearnew year with confidence in our hearts and resolve in our minds. Let us learn from the lessons of the past year and apply them even more magnificently in the new. Those great lesson are mass civil disobedience and nonviolent resistance to T-TPLF black apartheid rule.

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OTPOR ! Bringing down a dictator – eglish version

resistanceOTPOR ! Bringing down a dictator – eglish version

‘I can’t pay’: taxing times for small traders in Ethiopia hit by 300% rate hike

Written in Addis Ababa

Strikes and protests in volatile Oromia state reflect widespread anger over business tax rises as the government tries to reduce its reliance on aid

taxing times for small traders in Ethiopia hit by In the dense cobblestone streets of Burayu town, outside Addis Ababa, Melaku Abdella* and his family had been making a living selling basic items such as vegetables, cooking oil and soft drinks at competitive prices from their kiosk. But after the Ethiopian government stung him with a more than 300% tax increase last month, Abdella says he was left with no option but to close the business. Read more →

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