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Culture Shock: Animal Treatment in Hawassa

By allyrouge As a massive animal lover, to the extent where it’s a bit over the top, I find the treatment of animals here in Hawassa shocking and difficult to understand. I appreciate I am in Africa where lots of humans are treated appallingly, but I don’t believe issues should be ignored just because they are seen as less important. I now well and truly know where the saying ‘Donkeys work’ comes from, the poor creatures are worked into the ground, they have a purpose here and can carry heavy loads long distances, yes, the people here need them to carry out their jobs, yes I have no problem with either of those things. However what I do have a problem with is the blatant and inexcusable animal abuse I see every day. The donkeys walk like their legs are going to break, the roads are covered in huge rocks and stones that even I trip over constantly and they make them run along them for no reason at all, what’s wrong with walking? The animals are obviously not built for speed. The wooden ca…

ኢትዮጵያን ከኬኒያ የሚያገናኘው የአዲስ አበባ - ሀዋሳ - ሞያሌ መንገድ ግንባታ አካል የሆነ የመንገድ ማሻሻያ ፕሮጀክት ስምምነት ተፈረመ፡፡

ኢትዮጵያን ከኬኒያ የሚያገናኘው የአዲስ አበባ - ሀዋሳ - ሞያሌ መንገድ ግንባታ አካል የሆነ የመንገድ ማሻሻያ ፕሮጀክት ስምምነት ተፈረመ፡፡ በአዲሱ ፕሮጀክት ስምምነት መሰረት መንገዱ እያንዳንዳቸው 7 ሜትር የሚሰፉ ሁለት መተላለፊያዎች ይኖሩታል፡፡በተጨማሪም የመንገዱ ቀኝና ግራ ጠርዞች 1 ነጥብ 5 ሜትር ስፋት ይኖራቸዋል፡፡ የኢትዮጵያ መንገዶች ባለስልጣን ዋና ዳይሬክተር አቶ ዛይድ ወ/ገብርዔል መንገዱን ከሚገነቡት ሁለት የህንድ ተቋራጮች ጋር ስምምነቱን ተፈራርመዋል፡፡ ባለስልጣኑ አሁንም ብቃት ያላቸውን ሌሎች ተቋራጮች በግንባታው ላይ ለማሳተፍ ጥረት እያደረገ መሆኑ ገልጿል፡፡ የፕሮጀክቱ ስምምነት ሁለት ቢሊዮን ብር ያህል ሲሆን 85 ከመቶ ያህል ወጪ ከአፍሪካ ልማትባንክ በተገኘ ብድር የሚሸፈን ነው፡፡ የመንገዱ ግንባታ በ3 ዓመታት ውስጥ እንደሚጠናቀቅ ይጠበቃል፡፡

የውሳኔዎች ሁሉ የበላይ ሕገ መንግሥቱን ተግባራዊ እናደርጋለን የሚለው ውሳኔ ነው

አራቱ የኢሕአዴግ ድርጅቶች በተናጠልም በጋራም ባካሄዱት ድርጅታዊ ጉባዔ የተለያዩ ውሳኔዎችን አላልፈዋል፡፡ ውሳኔዎቹን ተግባራዊ እናደርጋለን ብለውም ቃል ገብተዋል፡፡ ያለፈውን ጉዞ በመገምገም አዲስ ዕቅድ ካለም በማፅደቅ ተግባራዊ መሆን ያለባቸውን በመወሰን ተግባራዊ እናደርጋለን ማለት በኢሕአዴግ ብቻ ሳይሆን፣ በዓለም ዙሪያ ባሉ የፖለቲካ ፓርቲዎችም የሚደረግና የተለመደ ትክክለኛ አሠራር ነው፡፡ መወሰንና ውሳኔውን ተግባራዊ እናደርጋለን ማለቱ ላይ ምንም ተቃውሞ የለንም፡፡ ድጋፍ እንጂ፡፡

ከውሳኔዎች ሁሉ የበላይ የሆነው ውሳኔ ግን አለ፡፡ እሱንም ተግባራዊ እናደርጋለን ብላችሁ በይፋ ተናገሩ፣ አውጁ፣ ቃል ግቡ ብለን ደግመን ደጋግመን እንማፀናለን፡፡ የውሳኔዎች ሁሉ የበላይ የምንለው ሕገ መንግሥቱን ተግባራዊ እናደርጋለን የሚለው ውሳኔ ነው፡፡

ሕገ መንግሥታችን ለፍትሕ የቆመ ነው፡፡ ነገር ግን በተግባር ሲታይ የፍትሕ አካላት እየተዳከሙ፣ ገንዘብ፣ ጉቦና ሌላ ጥቅማ ጥቅምና ጣልቃ ገብነት እያዘቀጣቸው ይገኛል፡፡ ዜጎች ሕገ መንግሥታዊ መብታቸው ተጠብቆ የተሟላ ፍትሕ እያገኙ አይደሉም፡፡ ከሕገ መንግሥት ተገዥነት በላይ የግል ጥቅም ተገዥነት የበላይነት እየያዘ ነው፡፡

ስለሆነም ሕገ መንግሥቱ ይጠብቀናል ብሎ መተማመን የማይቻልበት ደረጃ ላይ እየደረስን ነው፡፡ ባለገንዘብ የሆነ ወንጀለኛ አይነካም፣ ያመልጣል፣ ይፈራል፣ ሕግ ጠባቂዎችን ያንበረክካል፣ ፍትሕ ሰጪዎችን ይገዛል፣ ሕገ መንግሥቱን ያረክሳል፡፡

ሕገ መንግሥታችን ለመልካም አስተዳደር የቆመ ነው፡፡ መልካም አስተዳደር ግን በእጅጉ እየተጓደለ፣ እየተረሳና እየተረገጠ ነው፡፡ ጭራሽ አቤት የሚባልበት እየታጣ ነው፡፡ የሕዝብ አገልጋይ ተብሎ በሕገ መንግሥቱ የተቋቋመው አስተዳደር ፀረ ሕዝብ እየሆነና ከሕዝብ ጥቅም ይልቅ የግል ጥቅም የሚገ…

The role of livestock in mitigating land degredation, poverty and child malnutrition in mixed farming systems: the case of coffee-growing midlands of Sidama - Ethiopia

THE ROLE OF LIVESTOCK IN MITIGATING LAND DEGRADATION, POVERTY AND CHILD MALNUTRITION IN MIXED FARMING SYSTEMS: THE CASE OF COFFEE-GROWING MIDLANDS OF SIDAMA - ETHIOPIA MAURO GHIROTTI

Central Technical Unit, Directorate General for Cooperation and Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, via S. Contarini 25,00194
Rome - Italy Introduction Land degradation in the tropics is strongly associated with human population growth. The latter phenomenon is quite marked in humid areas and in the temperate highlands (Jahnke 1982). Notably in the plateaux of Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, several pastoral systems have gradually evolved into mixed farming, in order to cope with such pressure (Ruthenberg, 1980). Land is more intensively utilized as population density increases since mixed systems are more efficient than specialized crop or livestock systems (McIntire et al.,1992). In fact, livestock crop integration allows: to diversify production,to distribute labour and harvest better throughout the yea…

ሀዋሳ ከነማ ሀረር ቢራን 1 ለ 0 በማሸነፍ መሪነቱን በ25 ነጥብ ያዘ

በኢትዮጵያ ፕሪሚየር ሊግ ጨዋታ ሀዋሳ ከነማ ሀረር ቢራን 1 ለ 0 በማሸነፍ መሪነቱን በ25 ነጥብ አጠናክሯል፡፡ ዛሬ መጋቢት 19/2005 ዓ.ም ከተካሄዱት የፕሪሚየር ሊግ ጨዋታዎች ሀዋሳ ከነማ ሀረር ቢራን 1 ለ 0፣ መብራት ሀይል ደደቢትን 2 ለ 1 አሸንፈዋል፡፡ ለሀዋሳ ከነማ የማሸነፊያዋን ጎል ያስቆጠረው አንዷለም ንጉሴ/አቤጋ/ከእረፍት መልስ ነው፡፡ አዲስ አበባ ላይ ደደቢት እና መብራት ሀይል ባካሄዱት ጨዋታ ደደቢት በጌታነህ ከበደ አማካኝነት ባስቆጠራት ግብ ቢመራም፤ በረከት እና ሳሚዔል ባስቆጠሯቸው ጎሎች መብራት ሀይል አሸንፏል፡፡ የቅዱስ ጊዮርጊስና የኢትዮጵያ ንግድ ባንክ ጨዋታ በቅዱስ ጊዮርጊስ 2 ለ 0 አሸናፊነት ተጠናቋል፡፡ ለቅዱስ ጊዮርጊስ ፍፁም ገ/ማሪያምና ያሬድ ዝናቡ የማሸነፊያ ግቦቹን አስቆጥረዋል፡፡ አዳማ ላይ አዳማ ከነማ ከመከላከያ ያደረጉት ጨዋታ በአወዛጋቢ ክስተት ተቋርጧል፡፡ የአዳማውን ጨዋታ የመሩት ዳኛ በአንድ ክስተት 3 የተለያዩ ውሳኔዎችን ማስተላለፋቸው ለጨወታው መቋረጥ ምክንያት ሆኗል፡፡ ፕሪሚየር ሊጉን ሀዋሳ ከነማ በ25 ነጥብ፣ደደቢት በ24፣ቅዱስ ጊዮርጊስ በ23፣ ኢትዮያ ቡና በ22 ነጥብ ከአንደኛ እስከ አራተኛ ደረጃ ይዘዋል፡፡ ምንጭ ኢቲቪ
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Human Development Must Top Economic Policy Agendas

The national policy buzz has suddenly shifted to Bahir Dar – the ever-growing capital of the Amhara Regional State, overseen by the rather popular EPRDFite, Ayalew Gobeze. It is not the rapid growth of the city, which is surrounded by major water bodies, such as Lake Tana and the Blue Nile River, that has led to the shift. Rather, it is the congregation of the ruling EPRDFites for their ninth convention. Preceded by the eventful assemblies of the four member organisations of the ruling coalition, the general assembly, being held in the historical city, is envisioned to bring the top leadership of the ruling party together, in order to craft the road ahead. Of course, one important personality is missed from this whole scene – the late Meles Zenawi. If the EPRDFites could name one person that has transformed their resilience significantly, it could be no one other than the late Prime Minister. The transformation that the ruling party has undergone under Meles’ watch was so monumental …

Sidama: the Luwa and the Anga Culture and their Social Implications

By Wolassa Kumo 1. Introduction In my previous articles, I mentioned the Sidama grand social constitution Seera, and various sub constitutions which derive from this grand constitution. We have also seen that all social constitutions or Seera in Sidama were based on the Sidama moral code of halale, the true way of life. In this socio-cultural and socio-political system, the role of the elders was very important. Elders were bestowed with the power of enforcing the Seera and referring the recalcitrant to Magano or God if he/she refuses to abide by the Seera. The power of elders in the Sidama society was not based on a simple age count as is the case in most modern societies. The Sidama elder is more the product of various social processes through which he passes than the product of a simple aging. For a person to become a recognised elder with authority in Sidama, he has to become a Cimeessa (respected elder with authority) or Cimeeyye for many respected elders. There are three important …