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Jasmine Revolution Print E-mail

The Case against Jasmine Revolution in Ethiopia

By Yared Ayicheh

Ethiopian Paltalk rooms have been discussing if Ethiopians should rise up against the Ethiopian government and overthrow it or not. Pro-government supporters respond by blindly denying the need for uprising, while the anti-government elements are salivating at this perceived opportunity.
It’s a fact that there are eerie similarities between Tunis, Cairo and Addis, such as corruption, rise of food prices, long term ‘serving’ leaders or dictators, and human rights abuses. The reality is Ethiopians have every reason for uprising more than the Tunisians or Egyptians have.
But the right question to me is this: Do Ethiopians need to change the Ethiopian government by popular uprising? Can Ethiopia afford to go through another ‘revolution’? My answer is a definite and absolute “no”, and here is why.

Food Prices and Global Instability Print E-mail
The issue of food price inflation is playing a role in Egypt's current uprising. Some countries in the region, such as Yemen, Kuwait, and Algeria, are relaxing food taxes, capping prices on food staples, or providing subsidies. How much of a destabilizing factor is food prices?
Eritrean opposition forces to launch a united attack in 2011 - rebel official Print E-mail
An Eritrean rebel group, Red Sea Afar Democratic Organization (RSADO), has vowed to step up military attacks this year to overthrow the east African nation’s government led by president Issayas Afeworki.
A prototype solar device has been unveiled which mimics plant life, turning the Sun's energy into fuel. Print E-mail
"The chemistry of the material is really well suited to this process," says Professor Sossina Haile of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). "This is the first demonstration of doing the full shebang, running it under (light) photons in a reactor."
Ethiopia PM warns of Nile war Print E-mail

"I am not worried that the Egyptians will suddenly invade Ethiopia.
"Nobody who has tried that has lived to tell the story. I don't think the Egyptians will be any different and I think they know that," Meles said.

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