SHAM Abay Dam as Tigres Attempt to Di...

SHAM Abay Dam as Tigres Attempt to Divert Attention from Growing Resistance !

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EVIL USA

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Jun 16, 2013
Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me.

"The country has also lost close to 12 billion dollars since 2000 to illicit financial outflows, according to Global Financial Integrity (GFI), whose statistics are based on official data provided by the Ethiopian government, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).Dr. Getachew Begashaw, a professor of economics at Harper College in the United States, told IPS that there was a fear that the recent high profile arrests were merely political theatre designed to placate major donors such as the World Bank and the IMF, and to give credibility to the new regime's fight against corruption. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn took over leadership of the country after Prime Minister Meles Zenawi died in August 2012."They are using this as a PR stunt to appease not only the donors, but to also dupe the Ethiopian people. Because many non-party affiliated Ethiopians in the business community are complaining, and this complaint is trickling down to the average people on the streets," he told IPS.According to the World Bank, companies held by business group the Endowment Fund for the Rehabilitation of Tigray (EFFORT) account for roughly half of the country's modern economy. The group is closely allied with the ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPDRF), an alliance of four parties.EFFORT is a conglomerate formed from assets collected in 1991 by the EPRDF to rehabilitate the Tigray region in northern Ethiopia after it had been decimated by poverty and conflict. The Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) is the lead party in the EPDRF coalition.Tigrayans, however, only account for eight percent of the country's 90 million people. According to Abebe Gellaw, an exiled Ethiopian journalist and founder of Addis Voice, a web platform that provides news that is otherwise censored by the Ethiopian government, EFFORT has become a business racket for the Tigrayan elite who are monopolising major sources of the country's wealth."The TPLF controls key government institutions and a significant portion of the economy. For over 15 years, EFFORT has been used by the TPLF to channel public resources and funds to the coffers of the TPLF through illegal deals, contracts, tax evasion, kick-backs and all sorts of illegal operations," he told IPS.Azeb Mesfin, Zenawi's widow, currently manages the multi-billion-dollar business empire.She claims her husband paid himself a modest salary of 250 dollars a month, yet the online website "the Richest.org
 ", which publishes the net worth of the richest people in the world, recently divulged that Meles was in fact one of Africa's wealthiest leaders having amassed a personal fortune of three billion dollars. This has led many to question the provenance of the erstwhile leader's wealth - when he had no known business engagements.Illicit financial flows as a result of corruption are a major hindrance to a country's development, undermining institutions, economies and societies. According to the Africa Progress Panel's Africa Progress Report 2013, the continent is losing more through illicit financial outflows than it receives in aid and foreign direct investment. "
EVIL USA

Saint Louis, MO

#3 Jun 16, 2013
http://www.durame.com/2013/06/afar-man-shot-a...

BRAVO !

This proves the whole cry about the Abay Dam and Egypt is for political purpose. 
Otherwise the agames would have taken measures to unite the country by
1. ending ethnic policy and ethnic cleansing
2. dissolving the Killils
3. abolishing §39
4. releasing political prisoners and
5. forming a coalition government with the opposition.

The agames would have been forced to take all those measures if they really were threatened by Egypt.
That they did not take all those measures means there is no such threat from Egypt and all this cry was for political purpose and to buy time for the agames.

And our goal should be to deny them that time and intensify the resistance.

newuser

Cheyenne, WY

#4 Jun 16, 2013
Dont trust woyanes !

"Questions to those who support the Woyanne Nile dam scam
Elias Kifle | June 16th, 2013

Those Ethiopians who claim that they are supporting Woyanne Nile scam on national interest grounds have set aside the knowledge they have about Woyanne’s over 20 years of lies, deceit, secret deals, the give away of Ethiopian land to Sudan and others, mass murders, and all of its anti-Ethiopia activities. I am encouraged that many patriotic Ethiopians are starting to raise questions, but to those who are still putting their trust on the anti-Ethiopia Woyanne to build a dam that will benefit Ethiopia, I have the following questions:

1. What do you know about the secret deals Woyanne signed with Sudan and others regarding Nile? For example, do you know that the dam will be only partially owned by Ethiopia, if at all?

2. Why is the dam being built right at the border with Sudan, in ‘Benishangul-Gumuz region’, a region that is carved out of Gojjam by Woyanne?

3. Why did Egypt keep quite for the past 2 years and just now has started to voice opposition? And why is Sudan, who historically opposed any dam on the Nile in Ethiopia, is fully supporting Woyanne’s Nile scam now?

4. There are many rives in Ethiopia that are not being utilized for irrigation and hydroelectric power. Instead of spending billions of dollars on building a giant dam over Nile, why not utilize those rivers first?

5. What guarantee do you have that Woyanne doesn’t invoke Article 39 of its constitution and make Benishangul-Gumuz an independent country to be exploited by "Greater Tigray", Sudan and others? Currently, Gambella and Benishangul are being emptied of their indigenous people and the land is being taken over by Woyanne and foreign investors,according to the Oakland Institute
. How could any Ethiopian, who knows Woyanne’s history of selling and harming Ethiopian interests and looting the country dry, trusts the same Woyanne to build a dam that benefits Ethiopia? Isn’t this mind-boggling foolishness?

6. People from the Amhara ethnic group are particular targets of the Woyanne apartheid regime. Woyanne has been committing genocidal crimes against Ogaden and Gambella people. And while Oromo farmers are suffering, Woyanne is forcing them to sell their cattle and farm products below market prices for export to the Middle East. Most Ethiopians are second class citizens in their own country. Do you really believe that the same brutal regime that is tormenting the people of Ethiopia will build a dam that benefits them?

7. Some argue that the dam will stay after Woyanne is gone? Given the anti-Ethiopia nature of Woyanne and the polices it is currently implementing, how can you be sure that Ethiopia will continue to exist as a country after Woyanne is gone? Why don’t we focus on getting rid of the anti-Ethiopia Woyanne junta, instead of giving it a boost to continue to brutalize and torment our people, and put Ethiopia’s survival at risk?
I’d appreciate answers to the above questions by those non-Woyannes who are saying that they support the Nile scam."
Lol

United States

#5 Jun 16, 2013
newuser wrote:
Dont trust woyanes !
"Questions to those who support the Woyanne Nile dam scam
Elias Kifle | June 16th, 2013
Those Ethiopians who claim that they are supporting Woyanne Nile scam on national interest grounds have set aside the knowledge they have about Woyanne’s over 20 years of lies, deceit, secret deals, the give away of Ethiopian land to Sudan and others, mass murders, and all of its anti-Ethiopia activities. I am encouraged that many patriotic Ethiopians are starting to raise questions, but to those who are still putting their trust on the anti-Ethiopia Woyanne to build a dam that will benefit Ethiopia, I have the following questions:
1. What do you know about the secret deals Woyanne signed with Sudan and others regarding Nile? For example, do you know that the dam will be only partially owned by Ethiopia, if at all?
2. Why is the dam being built right at the border with Sudan, in ‘Benishangul-Gumuz region’, a region that is carved out of Gojjam by Woyanne?
3. Why did Egypt keep quite for the past 2 years and just now has started to voice opposition? And why is Sudan, who historically opposed any dam on the Nile in Ethiopia, is fully supporting Woyanne’s Nile scam now?
4. There are many rives in Ethiopia that are not being utilized for irrigation and hydroelectric power. Instead of spending billions of dollars on building a giant dam over Nile, why not utilize those rivers first?
5. What guarantee do you have that Woyanne doesn’t invoke Article 39 of its constitution and make Benishangul-Gumuz an independent country to be exploited by "Greater Tigray", Sudan and others? Currently, Gambella and Benishangul are being emptied of their indigenous people and the land is being taken over by Woyanne and foreign investors,according to the Oakland Institute
. How could any Ethiopian, who knows Woyanne’s history of selling and harming Ethiopian interests and looting the country dry, trusts the same Woyanne to build a dam that benefits Ethiopia? Isn’t this mind-boggling foolishness?
6. People from the Amhara ethnic group are particular targets of the Woyanne apartheid regime. Woyanne has been committing genocidal crimes against Ogaden and Gambella people. And while Oromo farmers are suffering, Woyanne is forcing them to sell their cattle and farm products below market prices for export to the Middle East. Most Ethiopians are second class citizens in their own country. Do you really believe that the same brutal regime that is tormenting the people of Ethiopia will build a dam that benefits them?
7. Some argue that the dam will stay after Woyanne is gone? Given the anti-Ethiopia nature of Woyanne and the polices it is currently implementing, how can you be sure that Ethiopia will continue to exist as a country after Woyanne is gone? Why don’t we focus on getting rid of the anti-Ethiopia Woyanne junta, instead of giving it a boost to continue to brutalize and torment our people, and put Ethiopia’s survival at risk?
I’d appreciate answers to the above questions by those non-Woyannes who are saying that they support the Nile scam."
You concern should be the 1000's of ereatrians refuges flooding in to Ethiopia begging to be fkd for $1 birr. Don't bit the hand that feeds you.
You ereatriens better watch your mouth. You will have several eriterians get hurt who are Ethiopia.
Lol

United States

#6 Jun 16, 2013
EVIL USA wrote:
Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me.
"The country has also lost close to 12 billion dollars since 2000 to illicit financial outflows, according to Global Financial Integrity (GFI), whose statistics are based on official data provided by the Ethiopian government, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).Dr. Getachew Begashaw, a professor of economics at Harper College in the United States, told IPS that there was a fear that the recent high profile arrests were merely political theatre designed to placate major donors such as the World Bank and the IMF, and to give credibility to the new regime's fight against corruption. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn took over leadership of the country after Prime Minister Meles Zenawi died in August 2012."They are using this as a PR stunt to appease not only the donors, but to also dupe the Ethiopian people. Because many non-party affiliated Ethiopians in the business community are complaining, and this complaint is trickling down to the average people on the streets," he told IPS.According to the World Bank, companies held by business group the Endowment Fund for the Rehabilitation of Tigray (EFFORT) account for roughly half of the country's modern economy. The group is closely allied with the ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPDRF), an alliance of four parties.EFFORT is a conglomerate formed from assets collected in 1991 by the EPRDF to rehabilitate the Tigray region in northern Ethiopia after it had been decimated by poverty and conflict. The Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) is the lead party in the EPDRF coalition.Tigrayans, however, only account for eight percent of the country's 90 million people. According to Abebe Gellaw, an exiled Ethiopian journalist and founder of Addis Voice, a web platform that provides news that is otherwise censored by the Ethiopian government, EFFORT has become a business racket for the Tigrayan elite who are monopolising major sources of the country's wealth."The TPLF controls key government institutions and a significant portion of the economy. For over 15 years, EFFORT has been used by the TPLF to channel public resources and funds to the coffers of the TPLF through illegal deals, contracts, tax evasion, kick-backs and all sorts of illegal operations," he told IPS.Azeb Mesfin, Zenawi's widow, currently manages the multi-billion-dollar business empire.She claims her husband paid himself a modest salary of 250 dollars a month, yet the online website "the Richest.org
 ", which publishes the net worth of the richest people in the world, recently divulged that Meles was in fact one of Africa's wealthiest leaders having amassed a personal fortune of three billion dollars. This has led many to question the provenance of the erstwhile leader's wealth - when he had no known business engagements.Illicit financial flows as a result of corruption are a major hindrance to a country's development, undermining institutions, economies and societies. According to the Africa Progress Panel's Africa Progress Report 2013, the continent is losing more through illicit financial outflows than it receives in aid and foreign direct investment. "
Namaga, you and Hizbollah are making a stink in this forum. Try to build your confidence and avoid trolling.
Ramses II

Egypt

#7 Jun 17, 2013
EVIL USA wrote:
Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me.
"The country has also lost close to 12 billion dollars since 2000 to illicit financial outflows, according to Global Financial Integrity (GFI), whose statistics are based on official data provided by the Ethiopian government, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).Dr. Getachew Begashaw, a professor of economics at Harper College in the United States, told IPS that there was a fear that the recent high profile arrests were merely political theatre designed to placate major donors such as the World Bank and the IMF, and to give credibility to the new regime's fight against corruption. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn took over leadership of the country after Prime Minister Meles Zenawi died in August 2012."They are using this as a PR stunt to appease not only the donors, but to also dupe the Ethiopian people. Because many non-party affiliated Ethiopians in the business community are complaining, and this complaint is trickling down to the average people on the streets," he told IPS.According to the World Bank, companies held by business group the Endowment Fund for the Rehabilitation of Tigray (EFFORT) account for roughly half of the country's modern economy. The group is closely allied with the ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPDRF), an alliance of four parties.EFFORT is a conglomerate formed from assets collected in 1991 by the EPRDF to rehabilitate the Tigray region in northern Ethiopia after it had been decimated by poverty and conflict. The Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) is the lead party in the EPDRF coalition.Tigrayans, however, only account for eight percent of the country's 90 million people. According to Abebe Gellaw, an exiled Ethiopian journalist and founder of Addis Voice, a web platform that provides news that is otherwise censored by the Ethiopian government, EFFORT has become a business racket for the Tigrayan elite who are monopolising major sources of the country's wealth."The TPLF controls key government institutions and a significant portion of the economy. For over 15 years, EFFORT has been used by the TPLF to channel public resources and funds to the coffers of the TPLF through illegal deals, contracts, tax evasion, kick-backs and all sorts of illegal operations," he told IPS.Azeb Mesfin, Zenawi's widow, currently manages the multi-billion-dollar business empire.She claims her husband paid himself a modest salary of 250 dollars a month, yet the online website "the Richest.org
 ", which publishes the net worth of the richest people in the world, recently divulged that Meles was in fact one of Africa's wealthiest leaders having amassed a personal fortune of three billion dollars. This has led many to question the provenance of the erstwhile leader's wealth - when he had no known business engagements.Illicit financial flows as a result of corruption are a major hindrance to a country's development, undermining institutions, economies and societies. According to the Africa Progress Panel's Africa Progress Report 2013, the continent is losing more through illicit financial outflows than it receives in aid and foreign direct investment. "
Finally someone has comprehended what I have been saying all along

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