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መሬት፣ መሬት፣ አንድ

Written by Prof. Mesfin Wolde Mariam

በኢትዮጵያ ባህላዊ አስተሳሰብ መሬት ከዜግነትም አልፎ ከሰውነት ጋር የተያያዘ ነው፤ መሬት የሌለው ሰው ሰው አይባልም፤ ሰው ካልሆነ ዜጋ ሊሆን አይችልም፤ ዜጋ ካልሆነ መብትም ሆነ ግዴታ የለውም፤ ባህላዊ እምነትም ወደዚሁ መደምደሚያ ያደርሰናል፤ በባህላችን የመሬት ባለቤት እንዲሆኑ የማይፈቀድላቸው ሰዎች ነበሩ፤ ሰውም፣ ዜጋም ለመሆን የማይፈቀድላቸው ነበሩ፤ እነዚህ ባለጆች፣ ጠይቦች እየተባሉ በሸክላ ሥራ፣ በሽመና፣ በአንጥረኛነትና በቀጥቃጭነት ይኖሩ ነበር፤ በኤርትራና በትግራይ እስላሞችም የመሬት ባለቤት ለመሆን አይፈቀድላቸውም ነበረ ይባላል፤ በልማዳችን መብትና ግዴታቸውን የተገፈፉ ነበሩ ማለት ነው፤ ይህ ዘዴ (ዘዴ ነው፤) መጥፎና መሰረታዊ መብትን የሚጥስ መሆኑ የማይካድ ሆኖ ብዙ ከእርሻ ያልወጡ ማህበረሰቦች የሥራ ክፍፍልን ለመፍጠር የዘየዱት ነው፤ Read more →

Mohammed Elbaradei has withdrawn from Egypt’s presidential race, criticising the fledgling democracy

written by John Lyons, Middle East correspondent   The Australian

ElBaradei at Egypt protest

Mohamed ElBaradei attends a demonstration in al-Tahrir square in central in Cairo, telling thousands that “change is coming”. Source: AFP

EGYPT’s tentative journey towards democracy has received a setback with the withdrawal from the presidential race of a leading candidate. Read more →

Ethiopia accused of jamming Eritrea’s broadcast signals

Written By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

January 13, 2012 (ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopia is blocking satellite transmissions from Eritrea, the government in Asmara accuses its larger neighbor, this week. The Eritrean Ministry of information in a statement Thursday warned to take legal action. It further said Addis Ababa has been warned by the Arab Satellite Communications Organization over the illegal acts. Read more →

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