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Ethiopia: No Aid for Repressive Tyrants

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01/10/12

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Ethiopia: No Aid for Repressive Tyrants

Ethiopia: No Aid for Repressive Tyrants

Source: NYU Development Research Institute

We … call on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and America’s Western allies to publicly repudiate Ethiopia’s efforts to use terrorism laws to silence political dissent. We also urge the U.S. to ensure that our more than $600 million in aid to Ethiopia is not used to foster repression.

This is the call to action from a letter published in the New York Review of Books this month.

We at DRI are inspired by the courage of Eskinder Nega, an Ethiopian journalist, newspaper publisher, and dissident arrested on September 14th after writing a blog post demanding freedom of expression and an end to torture in Ethiopian prisons. Despite previous arrests, both Eskinder and his wife, Serkalem Fasil, have chosen to remain in Ethiopia and continue their work.

While we don’t want to meddle in other countries’ politics, we do want to speak out against aid that supports rights-violating regimes, in solidarity with Ethiopian citizens who are simply asking to exercise their own civil liberties.

From 2005, when Eskinder Nega was first imprisoned in the aftermath of Ethiopia’s parliamentary elections marred with rigging and violence, to the present, international aid to Ethiopia has more than doubled to well over $4 billion. The three largest donors are the World Bank, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

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20 comments

Comment from: ment4you [Visitor]
ment4you

Time is running out on Meles slowly but surely. Dictatorship never lasts and the end is violent just like its beginning.

Step down before it is too late Meles your time was up long ago and you have overstayed your welcome!!!!!!!!

01/11/12 @ 00:09
Comment from: NoStRaDaMuS [Visitor]
NoStRaDaMuS

Here we go again. By the way, who are NYU and DRI.

01/11/12 @ 00:16
Comment from: Cest moi senait [Visitor]
Cest moi senait

Please do that.

The aids money is a like a virus that is destroying Ethiopians.

Only beggars weyannes who need it not the true ethiopiansi.

Keep your dirty dollar to feed you street homeless there

01/11/12 @ 01:22
Comment from: Safia [Visitor]
Safia

LOL…Bunch of NYU students

Find Ethiopia on the map first!

01/11/12 @ 01:30
Comment from: Muna [Visitor]
Muna

Eskinder Nega has green card and resident of D.C. for years, surprise…surprise…

He was arrested in Ethiopia for trying to mobilize people online to demostrate like Egyptian uprising…

HOW COME PEOPLE LIKE HIM NEVER DEMONSTRATE THEMSELVES, BUT ONLY ASK OTHERS TO MARCH AND GET SHOT?

01/11/12 @ 01:50
Comment from: Doyo [Visitor]
Doyo

4 Billion $dollars in the past six year or more years for a nation with more than 80 million people is too small. That money was used to support millions of our brothers and sisters and also invested in health, education and infrastructure developments. A zero sum political circus is the last thing for Ethiopia to worry about. Our revolution at present against backwardness and impoverishment.

01/11/12 @ 04:41
Comment from: LuLu [Visitor]
LuLu

This respond to Doyo
Hey my Dear do you know abouth Effort Company, The largest company who own almost every thing in Ethiopia , That is were the aid money go stright to their pocket , I from north (tigri), what killes me the most when they stole every thing in the name of my people, hope time tought us some thing from other country , the tyrent never injoy their money, they always end up in jail or killed , Do not forget we live in the 21st century , the world is small and open . Do not full your self you can support your government but do not egnor the reallty and the truth.

01/11/12 @ 10:36
Comment from: mesfin_b [Member]  
mesfin_b

To Doyo
If you try to do standup comedy stunt at any local bar in the U.S, I would have laughed.
Till then can you please get the hell out of this blogsite!!!

Trash talker, that you are.
Death to TPLF and its stooges.

01/11/12 @ 11:25
Comment from: TEDDY [Visitor]
TEDDY

600 million dollars sent to Ethiopia
supposing assisting the poors but in
Fact Filling Adwa Gang Bandits ,Tigre Mafiosis and kilib Bandas “POCKETS” !!!!!

01/11/12 @ 14:23
Comment from: Tulu Proud ET [Visitor]
Tulu Proud ET

Aiding tyrant must be stopped because it is only empowering him not the people who needed the help. They become more and more destitute while the tyrant and his cadres get richer and richer by the minutes.

The public and donor nations have every right to demand democracy and accountability since they are giving money to Meles regime. Meles uses the meddling word wrongly because if he takes money he is subjected for accusation and responsibility.

He must be forced to bring democracy and accountability He has lost his right to refuse enquiries and demands for accountability.

01/11/12 @ 16:51
Comment from: chefo beryehun [Visitor]
chefo beryehun

all comments above are derty,jelious,not from true ethiopians,egoist. everybody know ethiopia growth very past poor farmers,civil workers ,students in all provice benfiting from this growing economy.roads, modern buldings, pure water and eletricity getting in every villages. That was not happen in the last two regimes.
thats why usa or world banks see ethiopia in posetiv way.most of you dispora better thinkig before what you writting your derty commet.

01/11/12 @ 18:06
Comment from: Mohammed [Visitor]
Mohammed

Have you guys ever wondered that the CIA might have a secret prison in Ogaden for terror suspects? Do you rule out the type of Western silence in Ogaden when Red Cross is kicked out and everybody is silent? do you remember “Deaf Bush” when thousands were imprisoned in 2005? So don’t expect too much from from the West. Focus on the youth inside Ethioipia who are the ultimate force for change>

01/11/12 @ 18:43
Comment from: halima mohamed [Visitor]
halima  mohamed

@ muna just get more info about him first then say wherever u love to say. he have green card i know him he never became us sitizen coz he loves to be ethiopian the reason he got green card coz that way he can in & out of the country and help all of us to know what & where ethiopia stand to this day simply he is great leader
i just get back from addis i can tell you what i see ethiopia be came huge prostituation land ever but the woyane loves that they never even try to talk about it 1 day i was there over 2 month helping my family move out of there so i can tell u we need people like eskender love his people and the country azeb& meles all they do spend mony dubai shoping mall no one tell me i see her with her friends my self she never look back and do any thing not even talk about them yung girls out there on street of addis in cold rain again ethiopians is vary close to the point where they show unity

01/11/12 @ 22:47
Comment from: john john [Visitor]
john john

What th hell he talking about any money related help will never rich it’s destenation belive me it’s a very well planned scime to make mony for DC peper tiger and poletician.

01/11/12 @ 23:43
Comment from: Dagnachew Koru [Visitor]
Dagnachew Koru

Skindir Nega is criminal, full stop! Terrorists must face jail or death sentence.
He has to face jail time including W/t Birtukan, Birhanu Nega plus some hide and seek playing Addis taxi drivers. We will see if they, the so called NYU high school dropout who bought their degree with dollar could stop the aid money.

01/12/12 @ 00:59
Comment from: wegenaw [Visitor]
wegenaw

This report is the work of a devil.

01/12/12 @ 12:42
Comment from: TEDDY [Visitor]
TEDDY

Hey Dengayatchew ,Sebehat Nega and
Legesse Zenawi plus Abay Sehay including Agazi Bandits officials and Tigre Mafiosis must face the peoples Justice for Crime of Human Right Violation ,Genocide ,Mass Murdering and National Economy Sabotage .Worst Treason against the National Unity and the Sovereignty of the country .Of course as American Citizen these Patriotic Young Generations shall be able to make cut the Financial and material
assistance given to your leba master and his Agazis by the US government. As any Tax Payer Citizen they have the right to launch inquiries concerning the use of the money .And Finally with the Help of the Entire Ethiopian Peoples including Tigrai Peoples shall soon overthrow
this evil blood sucker Tyrant !!!!
SOON YOUR DAILY NIGHTMARE SHALL BECOME TRUE !!!!!!!By the way what about your Leba Master who paid a fake PHD degree as an economist from
a so called International Business Institute of Correspondence Studies !!!!LEKAMI KEBT BANDA !!!!

01/12/12 @ 12:45
Comment from: Awetash [Visitor]
Awetash

MUNA

Eskinder Nega revoked his green card holders status when he moved to Ethiopia. He thought the same like many diasporas thought at the time when he decided to move to Ethiopia . He belived Woyane/ Meles’s mouth when they said Woyanes are all supporters of democracy and freedom .That is why most diasporas at the time moved back to help the democracization process in any way they can and enjoy life in a peaceful free Ethiopia . Mind you they were not aware that Meles & Co. pretends to be democrat just to get foreign aid otherwise they would have kept their green card status and stayed away . But soon enough Like more than 90% diasporas that moved back to Ethiopia he ended up finding out exercising human rights and freedom is something the Woyane is ready to punish dearly . Some not as so lucky as Eskinder Nega ended up missing or dead. May their Soul Rest in peace. Azeb Mesfin is wealthy laughing at the people’s agony because she divides the people and punish whoever tries to unite the people.
DO NOT FORGET IN MELES ZENAWI’S DICTIONARY .

SEEKING JUSTICE = TERRORISM
SPEAKING TRUTH = TERRORISM
CLAIMING ANCESTRAL HERITAGE = TERRORISM
THINKING = TERRORISM
HAVING AN OPINION = TERRORISM
QUESTIONING ORDERS = TERRORISM
SEEKING FREEDOM = TERRORISM
SEEKING PRIVACY = TERRORISM

THESE ARRESTED JOURNALISTS ARE PROBABLY GUILTY OF DOING ALL OF THE ABOVE . ONE THING THEY ARE NOT GUILTY OF IS SELLING THEIR SOUL TO THE DEVIL MELES ZENAWI & CO.

01/13/12 @ 07:56
Comment from: aman [Visitor]  
aman

please stop saying tigre why is all the begars in the streets of addis come from tigrai,not tok a buss or fly but walk for days to get to addis those poor ppl if they got 4billion dollars they can bay u and me.there are may be a 3000 weyanes but there are over 5mil. tigre. dont full ur selves.or it is gone be tigrai,oromia,amara for them selves NO MORE ETHIOPIA if u hate othere u cant xpect them to LIKE YOU,,,,

01/13/12 @ 09:39
Comment from: Mehari [Visitor]
Mehari

If any one is expecting a miracle from Secretary Clinton or to say the US government, he must be foolish. They may simply give a leap service to pretend as if they stand for liberty and freedom which in many cases is a big lie. America stands with any government only if they have something to offer which right now is Meles is instrumental fighting terrorism in East Africa. They will close their eyes whatever he intends to do against the people, as long as he is dependable for what they told him to do. Regarding submission to his masters it is in his blood and will do perfectly. The pressure and fight for a change comes from you and me. That is all!!!

01/13/12 @ 13:50

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