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South Sudan to build a pipeline to the port of Djibouti via Ethiopia
Landlocked South Sudan has signed a second oil pipeline deal in a bid to reduce its dependence on Sudan - amid a deepening oil crisis.
The only export route for southern oil - which makes up 98% of its budget - is via its northern neighbour.
The latest plan is to build a pipeline to the port of Djibouti on the Red Sea via neighbouring Ethiopia.
South Sudan last month stopped production in a transit fees row and accused Khartoum of stealing its oil.
A memorandum of understanding was signed during talks in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, earlier this month, South Sudan's Minister for Information Barnaba Marial Benjamin told the AFP news agency.
Chinese, US and European companies have shown interest in carrying out feasibility studies, Mr Benjamin said.
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Has Meles got the permission from Ethiopians to use and misuse their country and property?
What is the populations say?
Had they been consulted?
Where and what is their voice on this?
How much did Meles and his cadres got from this sinister deal?
This is hazardous to health and to the environment plot and will put peoples life in danger in that small country were there is no health care.
That must be stopped!
Shabia is corrupt,..
Take it easy. NO OIL FOR YOU!!
May be if you behave, we will send you some garbage you can use for fuel.
Crying for every move we make doesn’t fill your empty belly.
Why does everyone argue? When woyane falls a new leader will replace him. But do you see in western countries people getting revenge on the previous government if they did something wrong? Are people trying to kill George Bush? No they are not! We need to act civilized. If we get revenge we will just start a new war. POint less eh? Move on and don think about The EPRDF when they fall. Think about the new government. Let us become civilized!
It is not new people in ethiopia steal power line tower steel to make knife. Risking their life to be electricuted. Imagin oil passing in the back yard. I bet you people start drilling the pipe to get their own share of the pie. In the process loose of life and enviromental disastet is a matter of time. I feel sorry for my ethiopia.. There is no leader who dearly care and see the risk.
ወይኔ ወዲ አፎም!ፈርዶብኝ አሁን ደግሞ የነዳጅ pipe የሚያፈነዳ terrorist ማሰልጠን ሊኖርቢኝ ነዉ? ምነው ያቺን ቀን, ያቺን ክፉ ቀን, ልገንጠል ያልኩ ቀን,አልፎ ተርፎም እንደ አማራ(አድጊመስሎኝ እባብ(አጋሜየተተናኮልኩ ቀን በሞትኩ ኖሮ? ሰዉ በገዛ እጁ እንዴት ጭንቅ ይገባል? ወይ መአልቲዒ.
What makes EPRDF(Woyanee)different from Derg is they have learn from historical mistakes in terms of forging relations with neighbors(Eritrea is just a renegade state) and they are doing a good job of securing strategical importance for Ethiopia..that, no one can take away from them..At the same time they tent to make some silly and potentially disastrous decisions when it come to domestic issues such us the recent urban land-grab policy which has now brought almost all property and land related transactions to stand-still. That i thought was unbelievable and it is even safe to think an enemy adviser might have infiltrated them. Otherwise there is no doubt they are making some significant and historical geopolitical decisions that might almost compensate the blander of all blander that left Ethiopia land-locked..let’s give them the benefit of the doubt.
Woyane will loot the oil production that runs through Ethiopia.
Woyane also may has made enquiries that the pipe line goes via Mekele then to Djibouti in order to get respect and loot the product.
Don’t be deceived Meles is just a western poppy(puppet),he just take orders from his masters,if they order him to jump meles will ask how high that is it,and if Meles refused to take orders or turn against his masters he will be history within days.almost all African leaders are western puppets not only Meles,what makes Meles special?well he trust his own lies and he is against his own country Ethiopia from day 1.now understand why the western masters chose Meles to represent Africa in order to be the most loved and trusted puppet you must hate your own people and get rid off every true nationalist leaders which the westerns hate the most.
What has happens to Ethiopia oil in Ogaden and illibabure ? The Arabs are paying underground that Ethiopia and Yemen should not be an oil independent nation. That is sign in their blood and pay annually to all explorers campaniles not to find any oil or lose their international money.
It is an Arabian kingdom secret embargo sign with all involving oil and gas investors not to find oil in Ethiopia and Yemen.
Here we have south Sudan with oil a few km away from illibabour province and Uganda which far away from is drilling it’s oil soon ready for Market. It is a conspiracy by west and Arabian Devil empire that we can not find a single oil. 50 years ago an American oil company did a research and found billions of worth oil and gas in Harar province. That is still well document and any ne can find it in America institutes for oil and gas exploration……And not only there but also they did explored even in Tigri province and found oil reserve there, but the Devils of Arabian Kindom paid everything to stop all exploration in Ethiopia Christian kingdom and sign a secret deal even in future exploration to be sabotage and stop by any means….there you have now south Sudan got it’s independency with help of western Charity,NGO and those new American Christian association ….. Conspiracy ??? There you have a good answer!!!! Why Pipe line via Ethiopia to Djibouti? This time, the America Christian org. Has a big influence in south Sudan and weyannes are branch wing of these club and obey what they say because all the food and money that is flowing in Ethiopia is approved by these org. Like to bore money from IMF is first approved by these secret org. to Ethiopia future. There you have melese position as a monkey in Zoo.
Even though I am happy about this news, I feel sad that,we, east africans, have failed to understand the meaning of unity. Now south sudan will have to build infrastructures from scratch while its people would have been better served by remaining under Sudan. The same holds true for Eritrea and all other nations wanting to separate themselves from the big countries like Ethiopia.
OF course, we all know that the prevailing problems in governance are immense. But , it makes you wonder why people would opt to make the proper changes alone instead of working together with others to make their dream a reality within the already set international boundaries. The independence of south sudan may seem a happy day for them, but it is a very sad reality for all parties involved in the Sudan and to the people of Ethiopia, Eritrea and the whole region.
wey guud…mechereshachin mindinew ???
I know how desperately Eritrea attempted to ally South Sudan with her but, it seems they are being told f***off as they deserved. Going all the way to Djibouti through Ethiopia shows how South Sudan wants to avoid the bastard state of Colonialism and Arab-ism. Love it!!!
This only happening when we removed Shabia from in Asmara.We could even produce more oil from Ogaden region.Other wise is just day dreaing.Pipeline is easy bust by single person’Lets us work hard the peace in the region of HOA.
WoW! SS is loosing it hightime
SS is fooled by Woyane and broken contact with his BigBrother greater Sudan for ever? This will attest that woyane is the biggest trouble-maker of the zone and backfire Ethiopia’s relation with Sudan for many years to come. Woyane is destroying Ethiopia inside out.
You always think with your behind, huh
South Sudan is still a good friend of Eritrea, but Eritrea cannot afford to let the South Sudan oil pipeline pass through Eritrea for Export, because our Pearl cannot afford pollution and conflict with all neighbours.
Eritrea is smilling at your temporary Heyaho! Enjoy till it lasts lol
this hasn’t been your week. this is another devestating news for arrtera that was dreaming to exploit ethiopia by being its sole outlet to the sea. thanks to djibouti and its decent people, now ethiopia not only has access to the sea, but its also helping south sudan…this is some thing none of those brainless arrteran could imagine when they voted for secession….
“South Sudan signed a memorandum of understanding with Ethiopia and Djibouti around trade last week which included the possibility of building an oil pipeline, Deputy Minister of Information and Broadcasting Atem Yaak Atem said.
“As a landlocked country, we would like to have an outlet to the sea for our goods to go to the outside world and for our imports to come in,” he said.
South Sudan’s deputy finance minister Marial Awou Yol confirmed the country was considering the oil pipeline through Ethiopia.”
“Comment from: ewnet [Visitor]
Even though I am happy about this news, I feel sad that,we, east africans, have failed to understand the meaning of unity. Now south sudan will have to build infrastructures from scratch while its people would have been better served by remaining under Sudan.”
Ewnet, for your information south sudanese were seen and treated as sub human slaves and second citizens by the north. now the arrtera issue is totally different and its based on greed, hate and empty pride instilled by the italian colonizers.
Ha, if it happens, it is a master piece in geopolitics. Watch and learn, folks.
I think that this is the beginning of very good future relations between Ethiopia and S. Sudan. I believe that S. Sudan is looking on Ethiopia’s friendship and good neighborliness, and let us hope that Ethiopia appreciates this and works accordingly, based on mutual respect and on equal terms. This young nation must get every help Ethiopia can give, so that it would be able to stand on its two feet. Ethiopia has a lot to gain and nothing to lose.
Future railway and electric power connections and full fledge economic and political co-operations between the two countries will benefit both nations. EAL can serve S. Sudan for decades to come, and Ethiopia and Djibouti can replace fully N. Sudan as the new country’s outlet to the outside world.
It is a pity that Eritrea is left out as a simple spectator of the things that are unfolding in the horn. The wrong choice it has made, and the wrong policy it is following has made it an outsider. Assab could have been Ethiopia’s and S. Sudan’s trade outlet instead of Djibouti, and Eritreans would have also been beneficiaries of the new economic reality. Little Djibouti is making the best out of it, while the odd man in Asmara (IA) is asking, “Where is the proof that a change has come to the horn?”
The bull in a China store (IA) is creating havoc in the horn with his awkward actions and shortsighted policies, while the shrewd Shorty (MZ) is outmaneuvering him in every field. Ethiopians and Eritreans would rather fight each other rather than fight for their freedom and human rights, and thus, they have succeeded in lengthening their misery under dictatorships.
South Sudan is Ethiopia’s most autonomous federal state, South Sudanese have started integrating with Ethiopia since colonial times, it started when Ethiopia gave out Kassala from her northern territories, it is a long strategy started since Menelik II. In addition to that there can be no state called Eritrea in the final picture of the greater Horn and East of Africa.
Whether you like it or not you are going to dissolve, you better run fast astray like Gypsies to the world, the final fate of Eritreans is to be like Gypsy.
If you don’t understand this you can ask an informed question, cheers!
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