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United States Institute of Peace Statement on Ethiopia’s Current Political Crisis

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ANDM -Endurance & Renewal- London NOV 2016 (Source: Ethiopian Embassy-UK )

Tigrai Tv: ወከልቲ ኣምሓራ ናብ ትግራይ መፂኦም ኣብ ጉዳይ ተጋሩ ተመዛበልቲ ጎንደር ዝገበርዎ ዘተ

Ethio-UK Relations London Oct 2016 (Ethiopian EmbassyUK)

ኢትዮጵያ ከእጃችን አምልጣለች ግብፅ (Ethiopia Prosperous)

Ethio-Somali’s in the UK defending Federalism

Tigrai Tv: ኢድ ኣእታውነት ግብፂ ኣብ ግድብ ህዳሰ ኢትዮጵያ

The following video reports are clear evidences how much Egypt is meddling in Ethiopia’s internal political affairs for her own interest in the waters of the Blue Nile. Ethiopia is not that stupid not to know her own internal and external enemies that are prepared to dismantle her history and national integrity! EGYPT, HANDS OFF ETHIOPIA!!!

BIBLICAL PROPHESY:
“A sword shall come on Egypt, and anguish shall be in Ethiopia, when the slain shall fall in Egypt; and they shall take away her multitude, and her foundations shall be broken down…” (Ezekiel 30:4).

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GIBE DAM III

PM Netanyahu Speaks Before the Ethiopian Parliament on July 7, 2016

Ethiopia elected to serve UN Security Council – HahuDaily News

New Hawzen Martyrs’ Memorial Technical School Built (Source: TV Tigrai)

Vociferous Eritreans Demonstrate in Geneva on June 23, 2016

Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea – Press Conference (Geneva, 8 June 2016)

#EBC አዲስ አበባ እየፈካች ያለች ውብ ከተማ !…ግንቦት 13፡2008 ዓ.ም

#EBCየትምህርት ተደራሽነት እና ግንቦት 20…ግንቦት 13፡2008 ዓ.ም

#EBCገፀ – በረከት…ግንቦት 13፡2008 ዓ.ም

ምህዋር ……… የካቲት 19 2008 ዓ.ም

Selected Video News from Ethiopian Reporter TV (English)

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How the 41st Anniversary of Lekatit 11 Was Celebrated in Washington DC (USA) (Source: Birhane Abay)

Blind and hateful politics and racial/tribal bigotries of Ethiopian political movements won’t benefit Ethiopia… It would probably lead the country to another worse catastrophic political chaos and bloodshed like to the ones we had been witnessing in the neighboring Somalia and the South Sudan which had caused tremendous loss of lives and human sufferings for decades…! Ethiopia needs not ongoing wars and conflicts but rather political stability and economic and technological developments for its peoples that had suffered for so a longtime from a chronic poverty and developmental and technological backwardness!

Center for Strategic & International Studies Held Panel Discussions On Sustaining Ethiopia’s Progress in Health (Source: CSIS)

Diaspora Policy Panel – London Ethiopian Embassy 2016 (Source: Ethiopian EmbassyUK )

Tigray State Conference 2016 on Good Governance (Source: Tigrai TV)

Virtual Visit to Mekelle City, Tigray (Ethiopia) in 2015 (Source: tigray.net)

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Discussion on the the outcome of the National Good Governance Study – Part 1 & 2 (Source: Ethiopian Embassy Washington D.C.)

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Ethiopian Industrial Park – Ethio-Chinese Project (Source: (UTNA.Org)

Ethiopian Development Endeavour-London 2015 (Source: Ethiopian Embassy UK)

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As members of the bipartisan senior study group on peace and security in the Red Sea arena, we are watching with grave concern the situation in Ethiopia. While many of the facts remain unclear, the risks of escalation are certain: Intrastate or interstate conflict would be catastrophic for Ethiopia’s people and for the region and would pose a direct threat to international peace and security. The acceleration of polarization amid violent conflict would also mark the death knell for the country’s nascent reform effort that began two years ago and the promise of a democratic transition that it heralded.
As we cautioned in the study group’s Final Report and Recommendations released on October 29, the fragmentation of Ethiopia would be the largest state collapse in modern history. Ethiopia is five times the size of pre-war Syria by population, and its breakdown would lead to mass interethnic and interreligious conflict; a dangerous vulnerability to exploitation by extremists; an acceleration of illicit trafficking, including of arms; and a humanitarian and security crisis at the crossroads of Africa and the Middle East on a scale that would overshadow any existing conflict in the region, including Yemen. As Ethiopia is currently the leading Troop Contributing Country to the United Nations and the African Union peacekeeping missions in Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia, its collapse would also significantly impact the efforts by both to mitigate and resolve others conflicts in the Horn of Africa.However severe the events of the last 48 hours and the preceding violence in multiple parts of the country may be, a wider war is not inevitable, nor is it too late to prevent one if Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy and Ethiopia’s federal states exercise responsible leadership. To do so, they must take immediate, visible steps to defuse the crisis and signal to the Ethiopian public a commitment to de-escalation. These steps should include a cessation of military operations and the launch of an inclusive political dialogue that is credible to the Ethiopian people and lays the groundwork for free and fair elections. Neither will be possible while many of the country’s most prominent political leaders remain in prison. In addition, the closing of political space and internet and communication blackouts must be reversed while intercommunal violence and the rise of incitement and hate speech are addressed.

At this crucial inflection point, the United States, its allies and partners in Europe and in the region, the members of the U.N. Security Council and the relevant multilateral organizations, including the African Union and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, must speak with one voice in promoting de-escalation on this basis. The United States should support initiatives by Ethiopian religious and civil society leaders to reach a peaceful resolution of the crisis. To reinforce these efforts, the United States, including Congress, should make clear that any change by force or fiat either to Ethiopia’s constitutional order or to its internal or external borders will not be recognized, in line with the African Union’s standards. The United States must also signal that it will hold accountable those responsible for escalation, including any foreign states that exacerbate tensions or provide material support to any of the parties to the conflict. And Ethiopian leaders should refrain from attempting to draw their neighbors into their domestic dispute. Finally, as recommended at length in our recent report, U.S. development and humanitarian assistance should be anchored in a commitment to promoting inclusive, legitimate governance.

Ambassador Johnnie Carson
Senior Advisor to the President, United States Institute of Peace
Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs

Ambassador Wendy Chamberlin
President Emeritus, Middle East Institute
Former Deputy U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees
Former USAID Assistant Administrator for Asia-Near East

Ambassador Chester Crocker
James R. Schlesinger Professor of Strategic Studies, Georgetown University
Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs

Ambassador Eric Edelman
Roger Hertog Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence, School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
Former U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Policy
Former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey

Ambassador Jeffrey Feltman
Visiting Fellow, Brookings Institution
Senior Fellow, U.N. Foundation
Former U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs
Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs

Ambassador Michelle Gavin
Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Former Senior Director for Africa, U.S. National Security Council
Former U.S. Ambassador to Botswana

Nancy Lindborg
President and CEO, David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Former President, United States Institute of Peace
Former USAID Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance

Andrew Natsios
Executive Professor, Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University Former Administrator of USAID
Former Presidential Special Envoy for Sudan

General Joseph L. Votel
President and CEO, Business Executives for National Security
Former Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command and U.S. Central Command

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