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June 3, 2012

Indian Farmer’s African Safari Sai Ramakrishna Karuturi dreams of becoming one of the world’s biggest farmers. But the odds against him are as big as his dreams

SOARING AMBITION: Sai Ramakrishna Karuturi at his farm in Gambela, Ethiopia
(BW Pic By Rajeev Dubey)

April 2008. The government of Gambela state in Ethiopia had invited Sai Ramakrishna Karuturi to discuss his offer to lease 100,000 hectare for farming. Karuturi’s expectations of a deal going through were so low that he sent his public relations officer Ashok Sharma and some  lawyers for the meeting. The managing director of the world’s largest rose exporter, the Rs 645-crore Karuturi Global (KGL), had better things to do with his time than take a 700-km ride from Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa for a deal that seemed unlikely to materialise. Continue reading “Indian Farmer’s African Safari Sai Ramakrishna Karuturi dreams of becoming one of the world’s biggest farmers. But the odds against him are as big as his dreams”

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አሰባብሮ ወደ ፖለቲካ፤ለአማተር ፖለቲከኞች፣ ስድስቱ አቋራጭ ነጥቦች፣…. (ሰሎሞን ተሰማ ጂ. /ከአ.አ.)

ዛሬ ስምስት አመት ገደማ፣ ዝነኛ የሩጫ ባለሙያ ኃይሌ ገ/ሥላሴ ከተወሰነ ጊዜ በኋላ ወደ ፖለቲከኛነትእቀየሳለሁ ሲል ተደምጧል፡፡
ኃይሌ ብቻም ሳይሆን ታዋቂው የኢትዮ ሳውዲ ቱጃር ሼክ ሙሐመድአላሙዲን በ1997 ዓ.ም ከመቅጽፈት ወደ ፖለቲከኛነት ተቀይረው ነበር፡፡
ከተዋንያኑና ከመድረክሙያተኞቹ እነ ደበበ እሸቱ፣ ታማኝ በየነ፣ ሰለሞን ተካልኝ፣ ነዋይ ደበበና ቴዎድሮስ ካሳሁን(ቴዴ አፍሮ)
ከመቅጽፈት ከተዋቂዎቹ አደባባይ ወደ ፖለቲካ መድረክ ላይ ሊገቡ ሲሞክሩ አይተናል፤ ታዝበናል፡፡  ከኃይሌገ/ሥላሴ በስተቀር ሌሎቹ ተዋቂዎች
 በቀጥታም ይሁን በተዘዋዋሪ የአንድ የፖለቲካ ቡድን፣ ወይ ፓርቲ ደጋፊወይም ቲፎዞ መሆናቸው የአደባባይ ሚስጢር ነው፡፡ መሆን መብታቸው ነው፤
 ቢባልም እንኳየተሰማሩባቸው የሙያ መስኮች  ግን የሁሉም ሕዝብ የጋራ ንብረቶች ስለሆኑ እንደ ቀይ መስቀልና ቀይጨረቃ (ቢያንስ በመርህ ደረጃ)
ነፃና ገለልተኛ ቢሆኑ ይመከራል፡፡ እንኳን እንደኢትዮጵያ ባሉ ከመሳፍንትናከመኳንንት አገዛዝ ወደ ብልጣብልጦቹ የፖለቲካ ስልጣን ቁማር
 የተሸጋገረችውን ቀርቶ፣ በፖለቲካው መስክረጅም ታሪክ ባሳለፉት የምዕራብ አውሮፓ ሀገራትም ቢሆን ዝነኞቹ የፖለቲካውን መስመር በጥንቃቅ ነው የሚያዩት፡፡
 ተጠንቅቀው፣ ተቆጥበው፣ ለረጅም ጊዜ አማራጮቻቸውን ሁሉ መርምረውና አስልተው ነውየሚቀላቀሉት፡፡ (አለበለዚያ ግን እንደ ዶሚኒክ
 እስትራውስ ቅሌት ላይ የወድቃሉ፡፡ ሊያውም በአፀያፊ -የአስገድዶ መድፈር ጉዳይ ተጠርጥረው ዘብጥያ መውረዳቸው አይቀርላቸውም፡፡

ፍርሃት አዶ ከበሬ


 ከአስቻለው ከበደ
ደርግ ወደ ስልጣን መውጫው ጊዜ ላይ ድሮ ልጅ ሳለሁ አንድ የማይረሳ ትዝታ አለኝ፡፡የጥምቀት በዓል ለማክበር ሄጄ አንድ ነገር ተመለከትኩ፡፡አንዲት እናት የትግሬ ሽሩባ የተቆነደሉ በእጃቸው ረዘም ያለ ዘንግ ይዘው ከታቦቱ ፊት ጥቂት ሰዎች አጅበዋቸው ይሄዳሉ፡፡በእጃቸው የያዙትን ዘንግ እንደ ጦር ይሰብቁታል፡፡ ዐይናቸው እንደ ፈጠጥ ከተኮሳተረው ግንባራቸው ስር ይጉረጠረጣል፡፡ሴትየዋ እንደ እድሜ እኩዮቻቸው እናቶች ሳይሆን እንደ ወጣት ትከሻቸውን እያንቀጠቀጡ ይዘላሉ፡፡ በግዜው ባለገባኘ ቋንቋ ጎርነን ባለ ድምጽ ያነበንባሉ፡፡ በዙሪያቸው የነበሩ ሰዎች “ትግሬው አበበ፣ ትግሬው አበበ…” እያሉ ያጅቧቸዋል፡፡

አብሮኝ የነበረውን ሰው “እማማ ምን እያደረጉ ነው ?” ብዬ ጠየቅኩት፡፡”አዶ ከበሬ ናቸው” ብሎ መለሰልኝ፡፡እያደኩ ስመጣ እንደነዚህ ያሉ ሰዎች መንፈሱ ሲያድርባቸው ሽቶ የሚጠጡ፣እሳት የሚጎረሱ መሆናቸውን እሰማ ጀመር፡፡ Continue reading “ፍርሃት አዶ ከበሬ”

ጨዋታ ወፖለቲካ፡- ‘አንተ’ታ እና ‘አንቱ’ታ! (ሰሎሞን ተሰማ ጂ. /ከአ.አ.)


ይሄንንስ መቼም እነግራችኋለሁ፡፡ “ወሰድ ያደርግሃል እንዴ?” አይለኝ መሰላችሁ፡፡ መድኃኔዓለም ይውሰደውና፡፡….አርባ-አራቱ ታቦት ይውሰዱትና! ምናባቱንስና ደግሞ እሱ ብሎ ባለ ዲግሪ!….እኔማ ልክልኩን ነገርኩት፡፡ “አሁን አንተ የማስተማር ዲግሪ ምናምን አለኝ እንዴት ትላለህ?” አልኩት፡፡ ልብ-ልቡን አሳጣሁት፡፡ “እኔ በግሌ ዲግሪህን ነጥቄሃለሁ!” አልኩና ቁርጡን ነገርኩት፡፡ አሃሃሃሃ…..!!! ጭራ ሲያበቅል አየሁት፡፡ “… ስማ መልስልኝ፣ ምናምን እንዳትለኝ፡፡ ስማ! እኔ በግሌ ነው – ነጠቅኩህ – ያልኩህ፤” አልኩት፡፡ ይሄንንም መቼውንም እነግራችኋለሁ፡፡….. Continue reading “ጨዋታ ወፖለቲካ፡- ‘አንተ’ታ እና ‘አንቱ’ታ! (ሰሎሞን ተሰማ ጂ. /ከአ.አ.)”

Origin of Tribalisation of Ethiopian Politics: From Fascism to Fascism by Prof. Aleme Eshete

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Haile Selassie, Emperor...
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, in his study at the palace CALL NUMBER: LC-USW33- 019078-C (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Baron Prochazka to Benito Mussolini “Legge Organica” the “Charter” for the Tribal Dismemberment of Ethiopia 

PART ONE     

I. Background

The Nazis of Austro Hungary had already in the 1930′s targeted Ethiopia as a threat against white supremacy, and white colonialism in Africa, in much the same way as the Bush administration talks about Iraq’s “weapons of mass destruction” and threat to “Western Civilization.” In the case of Ethiopia, the classic work on the subject, which we have repeatedly introduced to the Ethiopian public, myself and the Ethiopian patriotic Diaspora in Germany, was , of course, the book by the Austrian Nazi, Baron Roman Prochazka’s “Abyssinia the Powder Barrel” (Vienna 1935), translated in all the major Western languages (including American English, as the following text shows) before the Italian invasion in 1936. Baron Roman Prochazka was posted for two years as Austrian Consul in Addis Ababa until his expulsion in February 1934, as we say now for activities not compatible with his job of a diplomat. The Italian translation of Prochazka’s book entitled ABISSINIA PERICOLO NERO meaning “Abyssinia the Black Threat or Danger” was published in 1935, which is a year before the Fascist invasion .Starting from the first page, Prochazka alerts his white public by stating that since four years that Emperor Haile Selassie’s Ethiopia, in “close co-operation with Japan,” was engaged “on a life and death struggle with the white race, the consequences of which are incalculable. The targets are the colonial powers in Africa without exception. It is hardly possible to imagine a more unhappy situation of a white man than to have to live under the oppression of an Abyssinian grandee. The prevalence of this contemptuous invective is characteristic of the mentality and attitude of the natives who imagine themselves to be infinitely superior to the white race.” Continue reading “Origin of Tribalisation of Ethiopian Politics: From Fascism to Fascism by Prof. Aleme Eshete”

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