Mubarak fired everybody, but forgot himself as a true dictator…

The overdue Egyptian dictator  Hosni Mubarak appeared on television  late Friday  for the first time since the eruption  of the North African  social Tsunami on the streets of his capital,  refusing to accede to popular demands he fired everybody  but forgot himself  as a  dictators.


The modern Egyptian Pharaoh Mubarak announced that he was dismisses the Egyptian government and that he would see to appointing a new government just in overnight, like he would buy it from down town Giza besides the pyramid.  Arbo African dictator of the Nile not knowing the end has come when he declared  that he will press ahead with social, economic and political reforms after three decades of forgetting. He is not ashamed to praise the security forces’ crackdown on protesters.

Protesters have seized the streets of Cairo, battling police with stones and firebombs, burning down the ruling party headquarters, and defying a night curfew enforced by a military deployment. It is the peak of unrest posing the direst threat to Mubarak in his three decades of authoritarian rule.

The government’s attempts to suppress demonstrations appeared to be swiftly eroding support from the U.S. – suddenly forced to choose between its most important Arab ally and a democratic uprising demanding his ouster. Washington threatened to reduce a $1.5 billion program of foreign aid if Mubarak escalated the use of force.

The protesters were sure to be emboldened by their success in bringing tens of thousands to the streets in defiance of a ban, a large police force, countless canisters of tear gas, and even a nighttime curfew enforced by the first military deployment of the crisis.

While Cairo is burning not be the same again the smoke  rose in cities across Egypt as police cars burned and protesters set the ruling party headquarters in Cairo ablaze. Hundreds of young men tore televisions, fans and stereo equipment from other buildings of the National Democratic Party neighboring the Egyptian Museum, home of King Tutankhamen’s treasures and one of the country’s most popular tourist attractions.

Young men could be seen forming a human barricade in front of the museum to protect it.

The protestors are seen around the city looted banks, smashed cars, tore down street signs the images of the dictator and pelted armored riot police vehicles with paving stones torn from roadways.

Mubarak seemed faced with the choice between a deadly crackdown and major concessions to protesters demanding he step down this year and not hand power to his son, Gamal.

The once-unimaginable scenes of anarchy along the Nile played out on television and computer screens from Algiers to Riyadh, two weeks to the day after protesters in Tunisia drove out their autocratic president. Images of the protests in the smaller North African country emboldened Egyptians to launch four straight days of increasingly fearless demonstrations organized over mobile phone, Face book and Twitter.

The government cut off the Internet and mobile-phone services in Cairo, called the army into the streets and imposed a nationwide night-time curfew. The extreme measures were ignored by tens of thousands of rich, poor and middle-class protesters who united in rage against a regime seen as corrupt, abusive and neglectful of the nearly half of Egypt’s 80 million people who live below the poverty line of $2 a day.

Until Mubarak’s brief appearance on television early Saturday morning, he was ducking from appearance or statement and other senior figures in the regime were also notably absent.

Security officials said there were protests in at least 11 of the country’s 28 provinces, and unrest roiled major cities like Alexandria, Suez, Assiut and Port Said. At least one protester was killed Friday, bringing the death toll for the week of protest to eight.

Demonstrators were seen dragging blooded, unconsciousness fellow protesters to waiting cars and on to hospitals, but no official number of wounded was immediately available.

According to medical sources at least five protesters have been killed and 1,030 wounded in Cairo. Thirteen were killed in Suez and six in Alexandria, putting the current death count at 24.

Women dressed in black veils and wide, flowing robes followed women with expensive hairdos, tight jeans and American sneakers.

The crowd included Christian men with key rings of the cross swinging from their pockets and young men dressed in fast-food restaurant uniforms.

In downtown Cairo, people tossed cans of Pepsi and bottles of water to protesters on the streets below to douse their eyes, as well as onions and lemons to sniff, to cut the sting of the tear gas.

The US is in attainable position being between the hammer and the hard thing. It high time the US changes its position and be to the right time of history to words the Horn of African dictators like Melee Zenawie, since the force of change will eventually burn African dictators too.

Obama administration appealed for Egyptian authorities to respect the rights of citizens and halt the crackdown on swelling anti-government protests. It again urged the government of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to bend toward demands for political and economic reform. The State Department urged Americans to defer any non-essential travel to Egypt.

Some of the most serious violence Friday was in Suez, where protesters seized weapons stored in a police station and asked the policemen inside to leave the building before they burned it down. They also set ablaze about 20 police trucks parked nearby. Demonstrators exchanged fire with policemen trying to stop them from storming another police station and one protester was killed in the gun battle.

In Assiut in southern Egypt, several thousand demonstrators clashed with police that set upon them with batons and sticks, chasing them through side streets.
Protesters appeared unfazed by the absence of Nobel Peace laureate Mohamed El Baradei, one of the country’s leading pro-democracy advocates. The former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency was soaked with water cannon as protests erupted after Friday, and then prevented by police from leaving after he returned to his home.

A Face book page run by protesters listed their demands:-

  1. They want Mubarak to declare that neither he nor his son will stand for next presidential elections;
  2. Dissolve the parliament holds new elections;
  3. End to emergency laws giving police extensive powers of arrest and detention;
  4. Release all prisoners including protesters and those who have been in jail for years without charge or trial; and immediately fire the interior minister.

The Egyptian Dictator, Mubarak has not said yet whether he will stand for another six-year term as president in elections this year. He has never appointed a deputy and is thought to be grooming his son Gamal to succeed him despite popular opposition. According to leaked U.S. memos, hereditary succession also does not meet with the approval of the powerful military.

The diehard dictator and his government have shown no hint of concessions to the protesters who want political reform and a solution to rampant poverty, unemployment and rising food prices.

Mubarak continuing the heavy-handed methods used by the security forces the past three days would probably buy the Mubarak regime a little time but could strengthen the resolve of the protesters and win them popular sympathy.

The alternative is to introduce a package of political and economic reforms that would end his party’s monopoly on power and ensure that the economic liberalization policies engineered by his son and heir apparent Gamal over the past decade benefit the country’s poor majority.

Even if he lift the emergency laws in force since 1981, loosen restrictions on the formation of political parties and publicly state  he will  not stand for another six-year term in elections this year, will not save him.

Egypt’s four primary Internet providers – Link Egypt, Vodafone/Raya, Telecom Egypt, Etisalat Misr – all stopped moving data in and out of the country at 12:34 A.M. Friday, according to a network security firm monitoring the traffic. Telecom experts said Egyptian authorities could have engineered the unprecedented cutoff with a simple change to the instructions for the companies’ networking equipment.

The Internet appeared to remain cut off in Cairo but was restored in some smaller cities Friday morning. Cell-phone text and Blackberry Messenger services were all cut or operating sporadically in what appeared to be a move by authorities to disrupt the organization of demonstrations.

The African and the rest of the Arabic dictators will soon pay the same price and not one will save them from the coming street social Tsunami of 2011. We heard many dictators are moving their families to the west fearing the coming social eruptions.

Salva Kiir in Southern Sudan is trying to defuse the Abyie time bomb set to go any time before declaration of independace

Salva Kiir South Sudanese president asked the contested border district of Abyei groups not to explode the time bomb set by Omar Bashir the genocidal slave master of the South.

Over 40 died in Abyie earlier this month, trying to defuse the time bomb and to decide whether it stays with their master north or joins the free south.

Kiiris is deploying  his best trying  to calm Abyie in one said and satisfy his once enemy Bashir. Let us hear it from his words: “But I would ask the people of Abyie not to take any unilateral decision to join the south and to give me a chance to find a peaceful settlement with my brother President Omar al-Bashir».

It has been highly explosive between the rival southern-backed Danka Ngok people and northern-supported Misseriya Arab cattle and slave herders. This is where the time bomb is not yet diffused between north and south.

The independence vote of the south was the 2005 centerpiece of peace deal between the Arabic Muslim North and southern Christian Animist /African rebels that ended a 22 year civil war.

Southern Sudan Referendum Commission website showed on Monday 25 January more than 98.8 percent voted to break away in the January 9-15 referendum and become the world’s newest nation.

Kiir is trying to keep peaceful tone by praising Bashir’s “noble stand to respect the outcome of the referendum and to support the emerging new state in the case of secession.”

Preparations must now focus on the period ahead, Kiir said, speaking at the opening session of the south’s parliament, at which he urged lawmakers to “pass and adopt the transitional constitution which will become the foundation of the new order.”

“While we are waiting for the final outcome of the polls, the referendum task force is now left with two key tasks,” Kiir said.

“We have to work out a transition constitution, and preparing the government of southern Sudan for the period after the end of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, at past midnight, July 8, 2011.”

The challenges ahead will be tough, Kiir said. “There is no easy walk to freedom,” Kiir added, citing former South African president Nelson Mandela as an “inspiration for liberation.”

As well as Abyie, Kiir said negotiations were continuing on the future sharing of Sudan’s oil wealth — which lies mainly in the south but with pipelines only running north — as well as issues such as debt, and citizenship, and the demarcation of the north-south border.

“The newest nation in the world is being born — for every newly born baby, there are always challenges associated with birth,” said the southern parliament’s speaker, James Wani Igga.

“We must have the right constitution to address the challenges, which is a long list.”

Excitement is rising in the south at the prospect of independence. “We assure all of you, the promised land is only some meters away, no longer kilometers,” said Igga.

But Kiir urged patience with the referendum’s final results not expected until mid-February.

“In your excitement, you should not cause misery to yourselves and others,” he added, saying the rights of northerners in the south must be respected.

He called for “no celebratory gunfire” on the day of announcement. “The last bullet of the long struggle has been released in the casting of the ballot, and we now have to wait patiently to see whether the bullet has hit the target or not,” Kiir said.

Thus 99 percent of Southern Sudanese voted in favor of secession according to the first officially published by the vote’s organizing commission

These results were the latest indication of a landslide vote for southern independence from slavery in last week’s referendum, promised in a 2005 peace deal that ended decades of north-south civil war. The final official figures are expected in February if the fire of Abyie did not burn the rest.

The website for the Southern Sudan Referendum Commission showed a 98.6 percent vote for secession, with more than 80 percent of the votes from the south counted, and 100 percent counted in other areas.

Prof. MP

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Bashir Makhtal’s, Canadian-Ethiopian, Prison letter proved Melese Zenawie’s Ogadean Peace deal is a farce

The illusive so call peace  with ONLF (Ogaden National Front), and the government of the genocidal regime of Melese Zenawie of Ethiopia  claimed has liberated all the prisoners of ONLF proved farce. In reality the true ONLF is still fighting the regime. The so called “ONLF” that strike  a peace deal with Melese Zenawie is the proxy movement made and prepared by dictator for local and international consumption to prove that the war and the genocide in  Ogaden   region is finished. This game is to assure the international oil drillers the safety of the regions. The resent declaration of the True ONLF from Landon and the continual imprisonment of its member the Canadian Ethiopian Bashir Makhtal who was betrayed by the corrupted Kenyan police and given to Melese Zenawie proved and  divulgated the reality.

Whenever any dictatorial regime declares  peace with anybody that means the war continues. It is proved in Somalia and with his Brother in Arm  Eritrean Shabia.

The true lasting peace will come when the genocidal regime of Melese Zenawie is swept away by Human social Tsunami that blow the Tunisian dictator Ben Ali.
The recent Bashir Makhtal’s letter smuggled out from the most notorious African prison describes his anger on the Canadian government letting him languish since he is black and African.  The Canadian in prison proved that the federal government in Ottawa plays double standard at home and with Ethiopian regime.

The letter, which was smuggled out of an Ethiopian jail, will be released at a news conference in Ottawa 22 January, 2011, a Memorial Day Makhtal’s rendition by the Kenyan corrupted official to Ethiopia dictator repeating the same crime they committed with   that of   the Kurdish PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan PKK to Turkey.

“I am writing to tell my fellow Canadian citizens that I am a hostage for an African country which receives millions of dollars of the taxes you paid from our government as humanitarian aid.” (Mikhtal’s Prison Letter)

This will not solve the “Somali Question» neither in Kenya nor in Ethiopia like that of the “Kurd national Question “. In both cases the war and the killing continue.

The Kenyan ICC Killers are known for putting oil on the fire so long as they are paid. Their time has come to face The Hague to International Justice for the Crime against humanity for the mass killings they committed against the innocent Kenyan in 2007 election.

Makhtal was condemned a life sentence in a prison in Addis Ababa refusing the deal he was offered by Melese Zenawie regime to denounce ONLF. He was charged with multiple counts of terrorism for allegedly being a ringleader with the Ogaden National Liberation Front.

The Ethiopian dictator punishes families to three generation for the role of his father Makhtal’s grandfather, Makhtal Dahir, was one of the co-founders of the organization.

In his letter  Maihtal understood that being born in the Horn of Africa makes you any way guilty for generation at home and in Diaspora:-

“I am an innocent civilian on the death row … I am guilt(y) by birth,” he writes.

Makhtal had returned to Africa and started a successful second hand clothing business in 2002, where he got caught while running from the invading Meles Zenawie regime on Somalia Kenya border  in 2006 fleeing  with all the refugees.

The Kenyan corrupted police, the day before his court appearance, sold him to the Ethiopian regime.  The day the tribunal he found himself on the way to Addis Ababa. The Ottawa government did not act at all while other nationals are being freed son after.

Makhtal explains his ordeal in the notorious prison in the following wise: _

“I share a room with real criminals, rapists and murderers with whom I share the same fate — death. I lost my optimism that one day I will walk free, and my dream to join my beautiful wife, a heartbroken, innocent lady is not there anymore. I am in mourning for my previous free days and my stolen future.”

Prof. MT

O.N.L.F Position Statement On So-Called “Peace Deal” With UWSLF

Friday, 30 July 2010 15:53 Ogaden Online

The Ethiopian regimes so-called “peace deal” with the Ogaden branch of the now defunct Al-Itihaad Al-Islaami (AIAI) organization known as the United Western Somali Liberation Front (UWSLF) has no impact on facts on the ground in Ogaden and represents an attempt by the regime to promote the idea that a non-existent peace process is underway in Ogaden.

The so-called UWSLF was created to act as the Ogaden chapter of the AIAI organization. Its ideology and methods were counter to the interests of the people of Ogaden and were therefore rejected by the people. USWLF assisted by external elements sought to establish a functioning presence in Ogaden during the last few years but failed to do so. When UWSLF sponsors ceased to provide financial and material support for the AIAI affiliate, the leadership of the UWSLF was left with no option but to surrender to the Ethiopian regime. The regime saw this as an opportunity to forward the impression that it was pursuing a legitimate peace process and making significant security gains in Ogaden in order to alleviate the fears of potential investors in the oil sector and also out of increasing concern over persistent accusations that the regime is engaged in collective punishment, war crimes and crimes against humanity in Ogaden.

Promoting a fictitious peace process with actors having no impact on facts of the ground in Ogaden, and potentially other conflict areas in the future, is also part of the regimes strategy to deviate attention from the most recent stolen election in Ethiopia in which the regimes ruling party and its allies illegitimately secured 545 out of 547 seats in the national assembly.

The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) wishes to make clear to all interested parties that the UWSLF has no constituency in Ogaden nor does this so-called “peace agreement” with the Ethiopian regime impact in any way facts on the ground in Ogaden. The ONLF wishes to further affirm that any legitimate peace process aimed at reaching a just, comprehensive and lasting political settlement to the conflict between the people of Ogaden and successive Ethiopian regimes can only be achieved through an internationally mediated process, taking place in a neutral venue.

The Ethiopian regime continues to refuse international mediation of the conflict and has therefore pursued bogus so called “peace agreements” with entities that are either non-existent or have no constituency in order to create the impression that there is a peace process underway in Ogaden.

The ONLF wishes to affirm once again that there is no peace process underway in Ogaden and that
statements to the contrary by the Ethiopian regime are a diversionary tactic by the ruling Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) party.

BBC World Service – Africa – Ethiopia signs peace deal with Ogaden

Ogaden rebels rebuff claim by Ethiopia on peace deal

Ethiopia releases key ONLF members from prison

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Abyssinians caught in outrageous Human Trafficking and slave trade in Sinai by Egyptian boarder guards..

Thousands of refugees from Eritrea and Ethiopia running from the outrageous dictators of the Horn of Africa found themselves caught in Human Trafficking theatre in Sinai. The Jewish State by fencing the border areas has  directly participate in  the destruction of the people of Ethiopian origin. To what objective Israel trying  to block them from  entering the Holy Land, while at the same time bringing their brothers from Ethiopia  stigmatized as “Falashas & Felasha Muras”? The only refugees who are adventuring to Israel are the Southern Sudanise and the Abysnians. They are either Christians today stigmatized as “Felasha Moras” or  southern animists running away from Sudanese slave trade. Let us not forget the Abyssinian (Eritrean & Ethiopian) Semitic people ethnically known as Habeshia are the same with any of those immigrated to the Jewish state. The main difference  would be that those who accepted  Orthodox Christainity, those recently  converted and stigmatized as Felasha Muras, and last but not least those who are die hards   stigmatized as “Falashas” and  never accepted the New Testement. Anyway all are Habashas ethnically but little difference in their religiosity . When we read  the word Habesha  from the right to left  reads  as Sheba meaning the children of the Queen of  Sheba or in Arbic Belkis.  And why is the complicity of the Arabs and Jews when it comes on destruction of these particular ancient people of African origin?

It seems there is a tacit complicity which surpasses religiosity when it comes to Africans slave trade and human trafficking.  Such complicity  has  historical roots  that brought millions to Americas in the 16th century . In the  Middle East the inhuman institution had victimized many from eastern Africa. Even Bilal the Prophet’s Hazan was a slave sold from Eastern part of the Continent.  This complicity is historical, tracing its roots in the long past when the Africans were sold as slaves.  Hebrews were victims of historical slavery and modern time refuges before 1948. Where is their solidarity to the victims of such atrocities in their door steppes  in Sinai today?

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The starving population in the Horn of Africa needs to follow the foot steppes of Tunisia. They have to call back their  memories the 1974 & 1991 revolutions that changed regimes. 2011 announces  the end of the dictators in Africa and in the Middle East. Only the change in Egypt & Northern  Sudan could stop such in human trafficking, the regime of Hosni Mubarak & Omar Beshir  assumes the full responsibility of their massacre. Egyptian  border guards have the full responsibility on  their lives. They have been  complicit to their capture and they know exactly where they are, and are  working hand in hand with the Sudanese slave traders. These murderous  guards have been making money the  last 10 years in this new slavery of the 21st century  known as Human Trafficking across the Sinai. The UN  through ICC must pressure the Egyptian government official to force the desert guards to liberate their innocent captives.

Prof. MT

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Agenzia Habeshia and EveryOne Group have asked for urgent action to be taken by the Egyptian government to free the migrants and control the tents and fruit orchards where we suspect other migrants are being held. The humanitarian organizations are asking the nations of the Multinational Force and Observers (as well as Egypt, Israel and the United States), the UN and the EU institutions, to do everything in their power and adopt all diplomatic means to convince the Egyptian authorities to take immediate action.

Rome, January 19th, 2011. Trafficking in human beings in the northern Sinai is a plague that Egypt is preparing to face in 2011 with a special anti-terrorism unit. “The Egyptian government is setting up a special body,” say Roberto Malini, Matteo Pegoraro and Dario Picciau, co-presidents of EveryOne Group, “whose goal is to stamp out trafficking in human beings and weapons. The Special Corp uses tanks, helicopters and heavy artillery: a sign that the Egyptian government has reached an agreement with Israel for a derogation from the Camp David accords of 1978, which required the Egyptian security forces on the border to use only light weapons”. Meanwhile, the Eritrean priest, Mussiè Zerai, had been in contact with a second group of migrant prisoners in the Sinai. “Don Zerai promptly launched the alarm,” continue  EveryOne, “and our group has carried out investigations in an attempt to identify the locations where the migrants are being held. According to the information in our possession, when the group of migrants left Sudan and crossed into Egypt, there were 60 African refugees. Traffickers of the Rashaida tribe have asked each of them to pay $3000. In Sinai, however, the group has been divided into two. The one we are in contact with consists of 38 refugees, including 8 women. They are being held in a prison camp, chained hand and foot in metal shipping containers. “The young prisoner in contact with Zerai has provided valuable information for the investigations of the human rights defenders. “The group is located near the border with Israel, close to an airport used by a multinational force,” say EveryOne Group. “We have enough information to locate the place of detention: El Gorah, north-east of Sinai, where there is an airbase used by the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO). There are some properties near the airport of El Gorah that belong to Bedouins and which have already been singled out during investigations into human trafficking. El Gorah is an organized crime stronghold that has its centre in the nearby Al Arish, the capital of the Northern Sinai Governorate, which is being controlled by Palestinians bosses born in Egypt who work alongside members of the Al Tarabin tribe. Recent police operations have proved their links to Al-Qaeda, Hamas and Fatah. Profits from trafficking are used to fund terrorism and this gang – whose members call themselves ‘Arabs’ – is well-known for its violent responses to the local law enforcement, and has led to many victims among police officers. These ‘Arabs’ corrupt security forces and carry out their trade virtually undisturbed. Our group has received reports of other groups of migrants being detained at El Gorah in large tents or confined in underground metal shipping containers, hidden in the Bedouin fruit orchards of El Gorah. A number of Ethiopians and Eritreans work for the “Arabs”, and they communicate with the refugees in their own language. The name of the Eritrean guardian assigned to the new group of refugees is Araya Tesfamicael. Based on this information, Agenzia Habeshia and EveryOne Group have asked for urgent action to be taken by the Egyptian government to free the migrants and control the tents and fruit orchards where we suspect other migrants are being held. The humanitarian organizations are asking the nations of the MFO (as well as Egypt, Israel and the United States), the UN and the EU institutions, to do everything in their power and adopt all diplomatic means to convince the Egyptian authorities to take immediate action.

URGENT ACTION – AFRICAN REFUGEES IN THE SINAI
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Refugees in the Sinai. Another group is located at El Gorah: called for MFO and UN intervention

Rome, January 19, 2011. Trafficking in human beings in the northern Sinai is a plague that Egypt is preparing to face in 2011, fielding a special anti-terrorism unit. “The Egyptian government is setting up a special body,” say Roberto Malini, Matteo Pegoraro and Dario Picciau, co-presidents of EveryOne Group, “whose goal is to stamp out trafficking in human beings and weapons. The Special Corp uses tanks, helicopters and heavy artillery: a sign that the Egyptian government has reached an agreement with Israel for a derogation from the Camp David accords of 1978, which required the Egyptian security forces on the border use of small arms”.Meanwhile, the Eritrean priest Mussiè Zerai came into contact with a second group of immigrants prisoners in the Sinai. “Don Zerai promptly launched the alarm,” continue  EveryOne, “and our group has carried out investigations to identify the locations where migrants are held. According to the information we have, the group included when the migrants leave Sudan 60 African individuals. Traffickers of the Rashaida tribe have asked each of them $ 3000. In Sinai, however, the group has been split in two. The one with which we are in contact consists of 38 refugees, including 8 women. They are in a prison camp chained hand and foot, in metal containers. “The young prisoner in contact with Zerai has provided information useful for investigations of human rights defenders. “The group is located near the border with Israel near an airport used by a multinational force,” say EveryOne. “We have enough information to locate the place of detention: El Gorah, north-east of Sinai, where there is an airbase of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO). Near the airport of El Gorah, there are some properties of the Bedouin, already focused during investigations related to human trafficking. El Gorah is a stronghold of organized crime that has its center in the nearby Al Arish, the capital of North Sinai Governorate, controlled by Palestinians bosses born in Egypt along with members of the tribe Al Tarabin. Recent police operations have shown thair links to Al Qaeda, Hamas and Fatah. Traffics are used to fund terrorism and this band – whose members call themselves ‘Arabs’ – is known for its violent responses to the local law enforcement, cost the lives of many agents. The ‘Arabs’ corrupt security forces and carry out their trade virtually undisturbed. Our group has received reports of other groups of migrants detained at El Gorah in large tents or confined in metal container buried, hidden in the Bedouin orchards of El Gorah. They work for the band of  “Arabs” some Ethiopians and Eritreans, that communicate with the refugees in their own language. The name of the Eritrean guardian assigned to the new group of refugees is Araya Tesfamicael. Based on this information, the Agency Habeshia and EveryOne Group has asked for urgent action by the Egyptian government to free the migrants and control tents and orchards, Where we suspect there are other migrants. Humanitarian organizations ask the nations of the MF (above, in addition to Egypt, Israel and the United States), the UN and the EU institutions to activate their diplomatic means to To convince the Egyptian authorities to act now.
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Ethiopian Hebrews Stigmatized “Falasha Mora” blocked by Air flight dispute…

Thousands of Ethiopian Hebrews stigmatized as “Felasha Mora» have been languishing in camps in Addis Ababa with hope of    making Aleya to the Holy land.  Like any other  Hebrews all around the world, the Ethiopian Hebrews would have been well  supported even when they live in Ethiopia with different development projects  rather than taken to Israel and became a third class citizen. Very few  have integrated but ambivalently. In recent days many have left Israel for North America never finding «The Promised Land in exile.” The best job any Ethiopian Hebrew could find in Israel due to the generation gap is to be a member of Stahal, Israeli Defense Forces. The Jewish State  has been air lifting  thousands of Ethiopian Hebrews to Israel  the last three decades which increased the amount Ethiopians in the Holy Land over 100’000 . The    Ethiopian carrier with special order from Zenawie has refused to fly out the Hebrews the official reason given – lack of cabin space & Israel’s refusal to allow an increase in the number of weekly flights from three to five. Moreover, the Ethiopian dictator Melese refused to allow the Israeli planes to fly over. A second plane chartered for Thursday was also cancelled, the head of the Jewish Agency for their Return. He said.  “They are all now stranded in Addis Ababa outside the Jewish Agency compound,” he said.    Israel began bringing Ethiopia’s Jewish community to Israel in 1984 under the Law of Return. What is not clear is the position of the Israeli Jewish Agency by triply   stigmatizing the Ethiopian Hebrews known in Israel with a ticket name  “Falash Mura” –? 1. They are rejected and are not considered to be Jewish under the faith’s strict rules and therefore are not eligible under the law. 2. And at the same time  successive Israeli governments have authorized bringing them to Israel while  leaving those waiting in the Ethiopian capital  in the refugee camps to languished in misery  for years after telling them to go to Addis  and  the Agencies went to look some more in Gonder areas. 3. Thirdly create Air  carrier conflict with Zenawie regime and delay their family reunion, since most of them have relatives  left earlier.

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Freedom is not Free in Dictatorial Ethiopia 2010

Freedom House has made the yearly report for political freedom, 2010. We  we have made the following extract concerning Ethiopia.

Sub-Saharan Africa: Major declines were recorded in Ethiopia and Djibouti, both of which dropped from Partly Free to Not Free. In addition, declines were noted in Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar, Rwanda, Swaziland, and Zambia. Improvements were noted in Kenya, Nigeria, Somaliland, and Tanzania, as well as in Guinea, which received an improvement in status from Not Free to Partly Free.

Ethiopia (2010)

Capital: Addis Ababa

Population:82,825,000

Political Rights Score: 5
Civil Liberties Score: 5
Status: Partly Free

Trend Arrow

Ethiopia received a downward trend arrow due to the narrowing of political space in advance of the 2010 elections, the government’s crackdown on the operations of nongovernmental organizations, and its passing of a draconian antiterrorism law.

Overview

Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s government bolstered restrictions on political activity in 2009 as it prepared for federal and regional elections scheduled for 2010. Opposition party activists were arrested, and a new antiterrorism law gave the government broad authority to crack down on perceived opponents. Other legislation enacted during the year imposed strict controls on civil society organizations.


One of the few African countries to avoid decades of European colonization, Ethiopia ended a long tradition of monarchy in 1974, when Emperor Haile Selassie was overthrown in a Marxist military coup. Colonel Mengistu Haile Mariam ruled the country until a coalition of guerrilla groups led by forces from the northern Tigray region overthrew his brutal dictatorship in 1991. The main rebel group, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), formed a new regime, and its leader Meles Zenawi became interim president.
Under the EPRDF, democratic institutions and a new constitution were introduced. Most of the opposition boycotted elections held in 1995, claiming harassment of its supporters precluded a fair vote, and Meles became prime minister. He began a second five-year term after the 2000 elections, which the EPRDF also won easily. Opposition parties and some observers criticized the government’s conduct of the vote.
A border dispute with Eritrea, which had gained formal independence from Ethiopia in 1993 after a long guerrilla conflict, triggered a war that lasted from 1998 to 2000. The Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission was then established to draw a new border, but Ethiopia rejected its 2002 decision to assign the town of Badme to Eritrea.
In the 2005 elections for the powerful lower house of Parliament, the EPRDF and its allies won 327 seats, while the two main opposition parties took 161 seats, up from 12 in the previous Parliament. Notwithstanding their gains, opposition parties argued that fraud and interference in the electoral process had deprived them of outright victory. Street demonstrations led to violence and a harsh reaction by the authorities. At least 193 people were killed and more than 4,000 were arrested, including leading opposition figures, who were finally pardoned and released in 2007.
The opposition boycotted local elections in 2008, accusing the EPRDF of harassment. Opposition activities were further restricted in 2009, as the EPRDF prepared for the 2010 federal and regional elections. In June, 45 members of an unregistered political party were charged with trying to topple the government.
Ethiopia’s relations with neighboring countries were tense but stable in 2009. The border dispute with Eritrea remained unresolved, but Ethiopian forces completed their withdrawal from Somalia, ending a disastrous three-year campaign aimed at destroying Islamist rebel groups and propping up the war-torn country’s Transitional Federal Government.
Meanwhile, Ethiopia continued to face separatist movements in Oromiya and the Ogaden. Sporadic fighting persisted between government forces and Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) guerrillas. The authorities have banned journalists from the region, preventing the outside world from accurately assessing the situation there.

Ongoing drought in parts of the country in 2009 led to a warning that five million people would be in need of food aid, in addition to the eight million who already received it. The drought also reduced Ethiopia’s hydroelectric power output, causing frequent outages in Addis Ababa and contributing to a growth rate of less than 2 percent according to the United Nations, which was far less than the 10 percent claimed by the government.

Political Rights and Civil Liberties

Ethiopia is not an electoral democracy. However, the presence of a significant elected opposition at the federal level since 2005 does mark a possible step forward in the development of the country’s democratic political culture.
The bicameral Parliament consists of a 108-seat upper house, the House of Federation, and a 547-seat lower house, the House of People’s Representatives. The lower house is filled through popular elections, while the upper chamber is selected by the state legislatures, with both serving five-year terms. The House of People’s Representatives selects the prime minister, who holds most executive power, and the president, who serves in a largely ceremonial capacity for six-year terms. The 1995 constitution has a number of unique features, including a federal structure that grants certain powers and the right of secession to ethnically based states. However, in 2003 the central government acquired additional powers to intervene in states’ affairs when public security is deemed to be at risk.
More than 60 legally recognized political parties are active in Ethiopia, but the EPRDF dominates political life. Government harassment has seriously impeded the ability of opposition parties to function, although some have used rhetoric that could be interpreted as advocating violence, or have failed to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with a democratic political culture.
A recent series of arrests of opposition figures appeared to signal a crackdown on political freedoms in advance of the 2010 elections. Unity for Democracy and Justice party leader Birtukan Mideksa, who had received a sentence of life in prison after the 2005 postelection violence and was pardoned in 2007, was rearrested in December 2008 after her pardon was revoked. In June 2009, 46 people were charged with plotting to overthrow the government on behalf of Ginbot 7, an unregistered party. In November, a court convicted 26 of the defendants after a trial that legal rights groups criticized as unfair. However, a high-profile opponent of the government, the singer Tewodros Kassahun, known as Teddy Afro, was released early from a two-year prison sentence in August 2009; he had been convicted for a hit-and-run automobile accident, but his supporters claimed that the case was politically motivated.
The government has taken a number of steps to limit corruption, including the imposition of asset-disclosure rules for state officials. However, graft remains a significant problem. Former prime minister Tamrat Layne and former defense minister Seye Abreha were convicted of corruption in 2007, but both had been released by the end of 2008, having already served several years in prison on other corruption charges.Ethiopia was ranked 120 out of 180 countries surveyed in Transparency International’s 2009 Corruption Perceptions Index.
The news media are dominated by state-owned broadcasters and government-oriented newspapers. There are a number of independent newspapers, but they struggle financially and face intermittent government harassment. The only independent newspaper in the capital, Addis Neger, suspended operations in November, as staff said they feared prosecution by the authorities. A 2008 media law has had a chilling effect on freedom of speech. Although it barred government censorship of private media, the measure allowed prosecutors to seize material before publication in the name of national security and gave the government broader powers to pursue defamation cases. Journalists who fall foul of the government risk exile or imprisonment. In two separate cases in August 2009, journalists were given one-year prison sentences for spreading false information. Internet usage is confined mainly to major urban areas, and the government has blocked opposition-run websites.
Constitutionally mandated religious freedom is generally respected, although religious tensions have risen in recent years. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church is influential, particularly in the north. In the south there is a large Muslim community, made up mainly of the Somali, Oromo, and Afari ethnic groups.
Academic freedom is restricted. Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has accused universities of being friendly to the opposition, and their activities are closely monitored. In recent years, student protests against government policies have led to scores of deaths and injuries and hundreds of arrests. The government has tried to establish a more orderly and loyal academic community by creating 13 new state universities. Growing intolerance of dissent has dampened private discussion in the country, as even ordinary citizens face harassment or arrest for speaking out against the government.
Freedoms of assembly and association are limited. In January 2009, the House of People’s Representatives passed the Charities and Societies Proclamation, which is designed to restrict the ability of foreign nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to bypass government channels when they disburse funds. Foreign NGOs are defined as groups that receive more than 10 percent of their funding from abroad. The measure also gives the government broad authority to restrict NGO activities it deems unhelpful, such as campaigning for human and political rights. All civil society organizations are required to reregister with the government under the new rules.
Trade union rights are tightly restricted. Government workers in “essential industries,” a term that is broadly defined, are not allowed to strike, and the Confederation of Ethiopian Unions is under government control. Some union leaders suspected of engaging in political activity have been removed from their elected offices or forced to leave the country. All unions must be registered, and the government retains the authority to cancel union registration.
The judiciary is officially independent, although there have been few significant examples of decisions at variance with government policy. Suspects are routinely held without warrants, and cases can take a long time to reach court. A draconian new counterterrorism law, passed by the government in July 2009, defines terrorist activity very broadly and gives great discretion to the security forces. According to Human Rights Watch, the law could be used to prosecute peaceful political protesters and impose the death penalty for offenses as minor as damaging public property. Conditions in Ethiopia’s prisons are harsh, and the International Committee of the Red Cross is not permitted to inspect federal facilities and police stations. Detainees frequently report being abused or tortured.
The government has tended to favor Tigrayan ethnic interests in economic and political matters. Politics within the EPRDF have been dominated by the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front. Discrimination against other groups, especially the Oromo, has been widespread. According to the International Crisis Group, Ethiopia’s federal system of government, which grants autonomy to the dominant ethnic group in each region, has increased tensions between communities. Repression of the Oromo and ethnic Somalis, and government attempts to co-opt their parties into subsidiaries of the EPRDF, have helped to fuel nationalism in both Oromiya and the Ogaden.
The government has established a Women’s Affairs Ministry, and Parliament has passed legislation designed to protect women’s rights. In practice, however, women’s rights are routinely violated. Women have traditionally had few land or property rights, especially in rural areas, where there is little opportunity for female employment beyond agricultural labor. General deficiencies in education exacerbate the problems of rural poverty and gender inequality. According to the NGO Save the Children, Ethiopia has one of the lowest rates of school enrollment in sub-Saharan Africa.

Tunisian Social Tsunami of 2011 threw the dictator out, cold breeze for Africans dictators

The Arbo African dictator Tunisian Prime Minister Ben Ali is forced out by the Social Internal Social Tsunami on the street of Tunisia.   The 1st month of 2011 is announcing by floods inundating many cities across the world. Human deluge in its turn has started to cleanse the African tyrants. Other Arabs and Africans   must follow the example set by the Tunisian to depose their dictators without expecting a miracle to fall from sky or unknown outside force to help them out.

This Internal Social Tsunami is set to take over by the increasing food price in the countries like the famine stroke Ethiopia where recently prices are kept artificially down against all odds by dictatorial decrees.Arab streets are now highly touched by these social deluge and their are moving – Algeria, Jordan, Morocco and Egypt is expected  soon to follow in order to remove  their militaristic dynasties in power.

“A dark and bloody page in Tunisia’s history has been turned with the departure of the dictatorship,” Maya Jribi, secretary general of the Progressive Democratic Party, the country’s main opposition party declared to international media.

“We demand to form immediately a coalition government to put Tunisia on the proper path of democracy and freedom.”

I t seems that the three who are call the new trilogy are the continuation of the Ben Ali and surely are not  a new face of change .

The news was met internationally with calls for Tunisians to form a new government in as peaceful a manner as possible.

Ben Ali, a 74-year-old former interior minister, had been president of the North African country since 1987, replacing self- styled “president for life” Habib Bourguiba when he was deposed in a coup.

His departure comes after a month of anti-government demonstrations that were brutally repressed by the police.

More than 60 protesters have been killed since mid-December, most shot dead by police firing on crowds with live bullets.

A state of emergency was declared in Tunisia on Friday evening. The army took control of the main airport in Tunis and Tunisian airspace was closed.

As a last gesture in a day where tens of thousands of people had again demonstrated nationwide, Ben Ali had fired his government and announced early elections.

But the demonstrators demanded nothing less than his immediate exit.

Friday’s protest in Tunis began peacefully but descended into chaos after the police fired tear gas into the crowd, causing a stampede that reportedly killed four people.

Ben Ali, who has been in power for 23 years, had been on the ropes since the authorities began firing on demonstrators protesting unemployment and high food prices since mid-December.

The police brutality shocked citizens of the habitually stable country, which lives mainly off tourism and agriculture, and fanned the flames of protest.

On Thursday Ben Ali was still trying to cling to power until the end of his mandate in 2014, telling Tunisians in a television address he was committed to democracy and “very sad” about the civilian deaths.

Yet, even after his television appearance, police continued to shoot at rioters who defied a curfew in Tunis, killing 13 people in two separate neighborhoods.

The protests began in the central town of Side Bouzid on December 17, with the self-immolation of a desperate, hard-up vegetable vendor outside a government building.

His action ignited a wave of protests that tapped into widespread discontent over high youth unemployment, rising food prices and rampant corruption.

I t is heard that the horn of African dictators are tightening their security not follow Tunisian model.   The Arabs are moving in Algeria and Jordan through the social media and Blogs to bring lasting social change.
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Eritrea indexed 45th out of 46 Africans & 176th globally

The Wall Street Journal yearly indexes the outcome of the economic performance of each country globally. Eritrea truly started to be indexed starting 2009 the year the country start exploring gold. Here is the  extrapolated and compared Eritrea with the rest of Ethiopia in performance graphically from this resource of Heritage Foundation.

Eritrea’s economic freedom score is 36.7, making its economy one of the least free in the 2011 Index. Its overall score is 1.4 points higher than last year, reflecting some improvements in its ratings for government spending, business freedom, and labor freedom. Eritrea is ranked 45th out of the 46 countries in the Sub-Saharan Africa region.

Ethiopia’s economic freedom score is 50.5, making its economy the 144th freest in the 2011 Index. Its overall score is 0.7 point lower than last year, reflecting declines in four of the 10 economic freedoms that were partially offset by gains elsewhere. Ethiopia is ranked 30th out of 46 countries in the Sub-Saharan Africa region, and its overall score is just below the regional average.

Eritreans have suffered substantial losses of economic freedom in recent years. Afflicted by poor economic management and structural problems that severely undermine private-sector development, the country lags in productivity growth and dynamism and, consequently, in economic growth as well. Long-standing structural problems include poor public finance management and underdeveloped legal and regulatory frameworks.

Poor governance and the lack of commitment to structural reforms continue to hamper economic freedom. Investment freedom, financial freedom, property rights, and freedom from corruption are extraordinarily weak. Monetary stability remains fragile, and inflation is very high, largely reflecting excessive money creation to fund fiscal deficits. Arbitrary taxation, poor infrastructure, marginal enforcement of property rights, and weak rule of law have driven many people and enterprises into the informal sector.

TEN ECONOMIC FREEDOMS of Eritrea

18.2 Business Freedom avg 64.3 0.0 Investment Freedom avg 50.2
69.1 Trade Freedom avg. 74.8 20.0 Financial Freedom avg 48.5
73.0 Fiscal Freedom avg. 76.3 10.0 Property Rights avg 43.6
31.5 Government Spending avg. 63.9 26.0 Fdm. from Corruption avg 40.5
46.0 Monetary Freedom avg. 73.4 73.4 Labor Freedom avg 61.5

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Eritrea won its independence from Ethiopia in 1993, but conflict soon resumed. A U.N. peacekeeping mission ended in 2008 because of Eritrean-imposed restrictions, and relations with Ethiopia remain tense. Eritrea has also ignored a U.N. resolution instructing it to remove troops from a disputed region on the border with Djibouti. President Isaias Afwerki has ruled without elections since 1993. Judicial independence is limited, and journalists and others have been held without trial for speaking against the government. Roughly th

ree-quarters of Eritreans depend on small-scale agriculture and fishing, and two-thirds of the population receives food aid. Productivity is very low, and the International Monetary Fund estimates that remittances from Eritreans living overseas were equivalent to 23 percent of GDP in 2007.

Existing regulations are severely outdated and not conducive to entrepreneurial activity. Procedures for establishing and running a business are opaque and costly.

Eritrea’s weighted average tariff rate was 5.4 percent in 2006. Import licensing for all private imports, inadequate infrastructure, inefficient and cumbersome customs administration, weak protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, corruption, and limited export activity delay trade and increase its costs. Twenty points were deducted from Eritrea’s trade freedom score to account for non-tariff barriers.

Inflation has been out of control, averaging 28.8 percent between 2007 and 2009. The government uses the military and party-owned businesses to implement its development agenda and strictly controls the use of foreign currency. Few private enterprises remain. The diversion of manpower and government funds away from peacetime economic activities is expected to continue. Twenty points were deducted from Eritrea’s monetary freedom score to account for extreme monetary-control measures.

Eritrea remains a strict command economy, eliminating most private investment. Large-scale projects must be approved by the appropriate minister or the Office of the President. The government has selectively and narrowly courted foreign investors to explore underexploited resources in mineral extraction, energy, fisheries, and tourism. Regulatory procedures are haphazard and irregularly enforced. Additional impediments to both domestic and foreign private investment include severe limits on the possession and exchange of foreign currency, lack of objective dispute settlement, difficulty in obtaining licenses, large-scale use of conscripted labor, and expropriation of private assets. Government influence makes the courts biased arbiters in legal disputes.

Eritrea’s financial system remains poorly developed, and government interference is significant. High credit costs and scarce access to financing severely impede private investment and economic growth. All banks are majority-owned by the state, and private-sector involvement in the financial system remains limited. The Commercial Bank of Eritrea, the largest commercial bank, is chartered by the government to provide a range of financial services to the public, but very high collateral requirements for loans prohibit many small entrepreneurs from establishing and expanding their businesses. The government has borrowed heavily from private banks, crowding out private-sector economic activity. Falling interest rates have destabilized banks and led to a further decline in financial intermediation.

The government strictly controls the political, social, and economic systems. The independence of the judiciary is limited. The government has a history of expropriating houses, businesses, and other private property without notice, explanation, or compensation. Arbitrary and complex regulatory requirements discourage investment from both foreign and domestic sources, and the government often reclaims successful private enterprises and property. In theory, women have the legal right to equal educational opportunities, equal pay for equal work, and equal property rights; in practice, men retain privileged access to education, employment, and control of economic resources, particularly in rural areas.


Bar Graph of Eritrea Economic Freedom Scores

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Kenyan Killers pleading Africa to save them from ICC

Kenya from its conception as  a country over 5  decades never made it to be a state of  right but of law  and never achieved to establish  democratic  and transparent institutions like that of Ghana and some handful African democracies. It has became the  main stay of corruption and wanton terrorist act either directly sponsored from international terrorist organizations or from  locally  sponsored terrorism  emanating from its own corrupted rulers. The 2007 election demonstrated the disruption of the country from its existence as electoral democracy in Africa. It is rather transformed from corrupted state to a Sicilian type mafia state patrons running the country and working against its own citizens.

The ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo is preparing to definitively charge against six top officials  implicated in election massacre in Kenya 2007 votes.

This is  the only just act to set the standard for the nascent democracy in the post colonial Africa. This historical move is in the verge of being blocked  by Kenyan Killers using their governmental powers. They have launched a continental diplomatic offensive to win the Africa Union (AU) members supported by the continental dictators to prohibit   in International Criminal Court (ICC) from prosecuting six Kenyans responsible in 2007 post-election massacre.  This could be done by mass walking out or prohibit ICC in the continent .This is the long time dream of the African killers so they could continue their actions in impunity.

The son of the   First most respected President of Kenya Jomo Kenyatta, who gave the country its present name  Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta is leading this campaign since he is one the six on the list of the killers. The key adviser President Mwai Kibaki, the head of the civil service Francis Muthaura is also on the list of the accused following Uhuru for the mission against ICC.

The two corrupted, Mr. William Ruto and Mr. Henry Kosgey members the Orange Democratic Movement party of are doing their best to disqualify ICC. Their party was in opposition and won the election making a coalition with President Kibaki’s government with help of the UN.

Inside the MP’s   have been working hard to facilitate withdrawal of Kenya from the International Criminal Court (ICC). According Assistant Minister Aden Duale:-

“We have decided to table the Bill as soon as the House reopens next week. The Bill is ready and we have the numbers to make sure it sails through… Parliament was supreme and as soon as the Bill goes through, the country will have no basis of letting her citizens appear at the ICC.”

According to ICC if any local court to take over there must first be established internationally recognized impartial, independence and seriousness tribunal. If not even the country concerned establish its own tribunal like Rwanda, ICC will appoint one like Arusha Tanzania. The Kenyan killers could be judged in Arusha since there is no need one in Nairobi, unless you want of circumvent the Tribunal which is under their control. They do not need to make one they have already many local corrupted their own banana courts.

Kenyans Torturous Race to circumvent ICC Tribunal to save the six Ocampo

Since 2007 contested election Kenya has become a center of intolerance, and the country’s capital city became a city of Human right abuse. The refuges from the neighboring countries especially that of Ethiopia and Somalia are victims of Kenyan corrupted Judiciary.  The Kenyan authorities are famous in killing out rightly their own voters in cold blood. You cannot walk on the streets of Kenya without been harassed and robbed in plane   day light by the corrupted security men as a foreigner. The worst of the Kenyan abuse reached the ears and eyes of the ICC, that of mass massacre of the innocent voters.

Finally , on December 15 last year, ICC prosecutor Louis Moreno-Ocampo named six high officials responsible for the election massacre 2007 in Kenya known as the six Ocambo as responsible for the  :-

  1. Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta,
  2. Suspended Cabinet ministers William Ruto and
  3. Henry Kosgey,
  4. Head of Civil Service Francis Muthaura,
  5. Former Police Commissioner Hussein Ali and Kass
  6. FM presenter Joshua Sang

These are the  six individual he wants to open cases against them  over the 2007 post-election violence.

Kenya the member of ICC is trying to get out of the organization in order to save the 6 convicted officials from appearing in the International court of justice. It is always easy to be a member and judge others. But it comes home it has become hard to apply. This has been proved by the recent parliamentary motion to change the constitution of the country which just been rectify by popular referendum.  The Kenyan MPs seem they can manipulate the law of the land to fit their needs not of the country. They even went further preparing to establish a local tribunal one like Rwanda to save the convicted officials so it would not trace up unto the president and prime minster himself.

In this shameful parliamentary debate Mr. Odinaga gave the following options as a way out from the crisis:-

  1. To set up a credible local judicial mechanism;
  2. To seek a resolution of the United Nations Security Council to defer the ICC process against the suspects;
  3. To withdraw from the Rome statute; or
  4. To let the ICC prosecutions to proceed which  he willl never let happen.

President Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga discussed the establishment Rwanda type local tribunal as an alternative to trial at the Hague to save the six Kenyans under investigation by International Criminal Court.

And the first step towards circumventing the international community is to prove like Rwanda that “Kenya has the will and capacity to try the suspects locally is by undertaking comprehensive judicial reform.”

The President and the Prime Minister spent a considerable amount of time to exploring ways of appointing a new Chief Justice working around the provisions of the new Constitution which recognized fully the ICC and other international institutions Kenya is a member.

The Kenyan rulers  to do this job without any obstacle they have to prepare the  Chief Justice Evan Gicheru  to exit before the  enactment of this  new supreme law which will dope ICC.  They have to Sworn in a new Judicial Service Commission that should play a key in this manipulation of the Kenyan constitution with high responsibility the appointment a new Chief Justice in the image of Rwanda.

These high manipulators of the Kenyan highest law the newly  referendum passed constitution by the  in government is that if both Chief Justice Gicheru and Mr. Wako leave office alongside major steps towards reform completely changing the Kenyan Judiciary.

They also wanted to change the State Law Office and the Police Service; Kenyan and manipulators thought they will have headway to petition the ICC directly or through the United Nations Security Council. They thought this would suspend the hearings on the six Ocambos by the ICC, on the excuse that they are doing it themselves like Rwanda. And thus

President Kibaki and Mr. Odinga agreed to manipulate the ICC ways of getting the six off The Hague tentacles, since they know they  one has direct and the other  indirect  responsibilities  of the killings of 2007, while the six  took orders . This leaders during elections day of 2007 which brought one to power and the other contested like Ivory Coast .Both are in agreement  that they will  would still  establish a local tribunal to try  post-election violence suspects.

The two responsible for the outcome of the 2007 election also agreed behind doors, but publically showed reluctant to the  Motion that was passed by MPs urging the government to withdraw from the ICC and repeal the International Crimes Act.

Mr. Moreno-Ocampo who saw the ICC officials before them played double standard when it comes to the Ethiopian election of 2005   resumed working fast in order not to repeat the same mistake by unnecessary delay in Kenya.  The judges of Pre-Trial Chamber II expected to start scrutinizing the cases to determine whether the prosecutor has a case against the six Kenyans. They are expected to make their ruling either by the end of next month or early March.

As planned the Chief Justice Gicheru is set to walk away by February 27, while Mr. Wako’s record 20-year reign is set to end by August. In order to out run ICC judges there are indications he may be persuaded to leave earlier.  These are the guys who gave the hands of the PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan to the Turks  rather than independent  court through a third country in front of ICC or other tribunals.  Such  corrupted  act did not help the Turks or the Kurds to solve the century year old paralysis of Asia Minor on the  “The Question of Kurdistan” to a negotiated solution like Southern Sudan  to this  day.

Kenya needs a true democracy corruption and constitutional manipulation, foreigner persecution is a daily phenomena. If it continues with this rhythm the country will join its north eastern neighbor to be a fallen state.

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Supporters of Raila Odinga

Name Position Profile Charges
William RutoWilliam Ruto Minister of Higher Education One of the most influential people in the Rift Valley, where the worst violence took place. Suspended as minister in October after being accused of corruption over land deal. Flew to The Hague in November to try to clear his name. Member of the Kalenjin community. Accused of planning even before the election to set up militias to attack supporters of President Kibaki. Alleged to have urged his supporters to uproot the weeds from the fields – referring to communities in the Rift Valley with origins elsewhere in the country.
Henry KosgeyHenry Kosgey Minister of Industrialisation Chairman of Odinga’s Orange Democratic Movement. Recently denied charges of corruption over importing second-hand cars. Member of the Kalenjin community. Faces same charges to those brought against William Ruto of planning to set up militias to attack Kibaki supporters. Worst atrocity was the burning of a church near Eldoret where ethnic Kikuyus were sheltering.
Joshua SangJoshua Sang Reporter and executive of Kass FM Hosted morning shows on a Kalenjin-language radio station during the post-election violence in 2007/2008. Accused of planning attacks, along with Kosgey and Ruto, as well as whipping up ethnic hatred on the airwaves.

Supporters of Mwai Kibak

Name Position Profile Charges
Francis MuthauraFrancis Muthaura

Head of Civil Service,

Cabinet Secretary

A right-hand man of President Mwai Kibaki and seen as one of the most powerful unelected figures in the country. A former Kenyan ambassador at the United Nations and the European Union. From the Meru community, which is closely linked to President Kibaki’s Kikuyu group. Accused of developing a plan with Kenyatta and Ali to take revenge for attacks on Kikuyus and keep Kibaki in power. Muthaura allegedly met Mungiki leaders and ordered the police to let Mungiki members through road blocks while using excessive force against supporters of Raila Odinga.
Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta Uhuru Kenyatta Deputy prime minister and finance minister
The son of Kenya’s founding president. Lost 2002 elections to Mwai Kibaki but backed him in 2007. His name means freedom in East Africa’s Swahili language. Like President Kibaki, a member of Kenya’s Kikuyu community – the country’s largest. Faces similar charges to Muthaura and Ali of developing a plan to take revenge for attacks on Kikuyus and keep Kibaki in power. Kenyatta was allegedly the focal point between the government and the Kikuyu Mungiki sect, which was sent to the Rift Valley, setting up road blocks and going house-to-house, killing some 150 suspected Odinga supporters.

Hussein AliP

Police chief during violence, now head of Postal Corporation Came to the police from Kenya’s Air Force. Made his name for cracking down on Nairobi’s Mungiki sect. From Kenya’s ethnic Somali community, which was not directly linked to the violence. Faces similar charges to Muthaura and Kenyatta of developing a plan to take revenge for attacks on Kikuyus and keep President Kibaki in power. Allegedly gave “shoot to kill” order to police after instruction from Muthaura. ICC says at least 100 Odinga supporters killed after indiscriminate police shooting.

Hussein Ali

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Sudan Referendum, Abyie the time bomb of Omar Bashir just clicked 23 dead

As promised Omar Beshir, the master of Sudan’s complication exploded expressly on the day of the election his time bomb Abyie the oil rich northern part of Southern Sudan. At least 23 people have been killed in ongoing clashes around the disputed region, an oil-rich area that the British transferred to Sudan in 1905. The 2005 peace agreement called for people in Abyie to vote this week on whether to remain part of the north or return to the south, but that vote has been delayed.  In  the coming 6 months many bombs of Beshir must be a lot of  Deming to be done by the international community  before the South to be truly Independence-  oil wealth share, boarder demarcations,  Abyie , LRA infiltrations, Omar Beshir’s arming minority tribesmen in the south …

Clashes have happened for four days between members of the Ngok Dinka ethnic group, which tend to have more in common with the south, and the Misseriya, a nomadic Arabic tribe that comes in and out of the Abyie region and whose sympathies would most likely tilt toward the northern government.

The death toll was at least 23. Thirteen were Misseriya, according to hospital officials in nearby Muglad. Ten were reported dead in Abyie, said John Ajang, secretary general of the Abyie government.

“Clashes have now entered their fourth day between the Abyie government forces and armed militias,” Ajang said. “We do not believe that these are mere Misseriya tribesman; we believe that these are Sudanese government-supported militias.”

Ajang said witnesses described heavy weaponry inconsistent with the automatic weaponry seen carried by Misseriya tribesmen in the past.

“We believe this is an attempt by the Sudanese government to take Abyie while the governments of south Sudan forces are busy with the referendum,” Ajang said.

The 4th day conflict in Abyie is putting at stake the seven-day referendum is the separation of Africa’s largest state into two sovereign states. The divisions between the Muslim and Arab-dominated government in the north and the Christian and African tribal populations of the south have been festering since end of colonial rule in 1956. In 1983, those tensions erupted into a 20-year civil war that killed 2.5 million people. As North and South negotiated a peace treaty that would be signed in 2005, Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir, began genocide against Muslims in Darfur, a western province of Sudan; he has since been indicted by the International Criminal Court for his crimes there.


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The negotiated  comprehensive peace agreement of 2005 and set Jan. 9, 2011, as the date of a Southern Sudan referendum to decide the fate of the two-state solution was supposed to include Abyie, but due to the complication created by the genocidal Omar Beshir  it has been  delayed and conflict just flared.

As this hopeful and historic day unfolded, and counter to most official expectations, the south resisted provocations in the early going–only to see the initial triumph tested by reports of violent clashes in Abyie.

It is a moment of unaccustomed celebration in a trash and rubble covered with red dust under a broad blue sky. But the spirit of the Southern Sudanese people is a mix of jubilation and determination, as they anticipate deliverance in the birth of the world’s newest nation. But Omar’s time bomb in Abyie the Misseriya and the LRA (Lord’s resistance Army of Uganda) already started taking victims. The later recently kidnapped two girls.

In Juba Crowds started to gather outside polling stations in at 3 a.m. on Sunday morning. Barring massive fraud, there is little doubt the south will vote overwhelmingly for secession—the betting at local bars is on whether the vote in favor will be over or under 95 percent.  Omar Beshir is working to hard with his gents that the threshold 60 percent of the 3.9 million registered South Sudanese voters participated in the referendum not to pass, so the South will stay under his genocidal shadow of slavery.

Street signs and billboards imprinted with the words “Vote Wisely.” It is difficult to find any Southerner who wants to remain part of the existing Sudanese state under Sharia law. But those living under the shadow Beshir as middle man working for him reject the referendum. This is surprising, considering the 55 years of struggle and 2.5 million lives that have been lost fighting for independence.

Over estimated 40,000 refugees known locally as “Returnees” have flooded the south over the past three months to participate in the referendum and build a new life in their new nation was an additional shock to Omar Bashir.

Three months ago, Bashir made the world to believe that the voting would have to be pushed back or delayed indefinitely. International attention had shifted away from Sudan in the aftermath of the peace accords, and “Save Darfur” started to sound like a dusty bumper sticker from 2005. With decreased attention came increased tension between the north and the south. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned that Sudan was “a ticking time bomb,” while then-Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair declared that “a new mass killing or genocide is most likely to occur in Southern Sudan.”But renewed focus on Sudan from the Obama administration, including the appointment of Senator John Kerry as a special negotiator, helped turn the tide.

October 2009, China surprised observers by announcing that it would support the outcome of the voting, making it more difficult for the north to suppress the south without displeasing its largest investor.

On this first day of referendum voting, there were, however, two conflicts exploding the time bomb of Bashir. They occurred in the provinces of Unity State and Abyie in the 48 hours before people went to the polls in order to scare them away. Specifics are slow to travel in Sudan, and even local government officials seemed short on detailed information, but unconfirmed reports from the regions indicate that four people were murdered in Unity State and as many as 30 in Abyie.

Reports of the violence have thus far failed to dampen the hopeful tone of Sunday’s voting. But serious hurdles await the fledgling state. A new government will need to be formed, and official independence will not be granted until July 9. This gives the north at least six months to disrupt the transition and derail the secession after the international camera crews depart. And it’s anybody’s guess whether Monday’s clashes portend the coming greater bomb by Omar Bashir.

While President Bashir has earned a reputation as an untrustworthy negotiator, he has said repeatedly that he will accept the results of the referendum. Nonetheless, a contentious issue remains in the fate of the still-contested border state of Abyie. The tribal leaders made it clear that their people’s allegiance is with the south, though they are legally barred from participating in the referendum. Their frustration could result in a popular declaration of affiliation with the south at any time, which could in turn provoke an attack. Tribal proxy wars have proved a devastatingly effective tactic for the north in the past, with the town of Abyie entirely destroyed as recently as 2008.

“If the north thinks they could do something and get away with it without dramatic serious implications, they are making the biggest mistake of a lifetime,” Senator Kerry official observer of the Referendum.

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ICC war crimes suspect travels in UN helicopter

Egypt denies the existance of refugees death camp in Sinai, hostages might have been executed by captors ?

Eritreans/ Ethiopians  escaping from local dictators  found themselves between the hammer and the hard thing.  As refugee, they have been sold many times in the hands of local tribes’ men Rashaidas and other border line tribes, before they arrive in the hands of the last captors in Sinai to transit via Israel to Europe or North America their final destination. They do not have to pay in the starting point in the refugee camp. It is a free trip to death and torture.   They were sold for a few hundred dollars in Kassala Sudan and by the time they reach Sinai their price reaches thousands of dollars supposedly to be paid by their relatives aboard. I they failed to pay the some demanded some will be sold as slaves in different parts of the Arab world other will summery executed as one of the members who recently escaped after being raped and tortured told our reporter. By the time the Egyptian authorities arrive in the area the asylum seekers are sold or already transferred if they are not dead, making its impossible to trace.
Recently the Egyptian activists are calling on the government to take action to save African asylum-seekers from «systematic torture» by their Bedouin captors in the Sinai Peninsula who demand thousands of dollars in ransom.

“The Egyptian  government says it does not have information,” said Magma Botrous, violence and physical safety specialist at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, a local NGO. “But the problem is that the government doesn’t try to get the information,”

Some hundreds of African asylum-seekers cross into Israel via Egypt with the help of international human trafficking agents living and working in refugee camps in the Horn of Africa ending at the Egypt-Israel border.

Today over 500 of these asylum-seekers from Eritrea and Ethiopia are held in the Sinai desert in different torture tents and face torture and rape, with their captors demanding to be paid since they bought them as slave, before they are allowed into Israel.

Egypt authorities could not put their hand on them since they are hidden in the deep Sinai dessert even they cross hiding them in Saudi Arabia if they are pursued. The Egyptian said recently that “Whoever has information about the presence of African refugees in captivity in the Sinai has to prove it; they have to give us the names of the refugees and the places where they are kept.”

The local Egyptian human right NGO’s were contacted by some refugees, and they insist the reports about the refugees in the Sinai are true.  They claim that they are forced to work without food, and forced into prostitution. They said even gave the information and the government gave silent treatment. They declared that, “It is unbecoming of Egypt to fall silent while something like this happens, the government can’t really understand that it has a moral and a legal responsibility to rescue these people.”

About 13 local rights groups issued a statement on 29 December, calling on the government to intervene. The organizations say the African hostages are beaten, burned, and lashed with electric cables, while the captors communicate with their relatives to pressure them to pay ransom.

“Women are separated from the men and repeatedly gang raped by their captors,” they said in their statement.

I Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR-Israel) said clinic staff began noticing a growing trend over the past few months of women, recently freed from detention, seeking abortions.

“In conversations with our doctors, many women confessed to being raped prior to entering Israel. Of a total of 165 abortions facilitated by the clinic between January and November 2010, PHR-Israel suspects half were requested by women who were sexually assaulted in the Sinai,” the update said.

During the same period, 1,303 women were referred for gynecological treatment, a large percentage as a result of the trauma endured in Sinai, according to PHR-Israel.

An Eritrean refugee  in Israel in Youtube , describes the torture he underwent on his way to Israel at the hands of Bedouin smugglers.”We were beaten brutally, whipped on the face and on sensitive body parts; we were chained, four persons on each side. One of the common methods [by the captors] to get more money is to call family members in Sudan and Eritrea and let them hear the painful cries of their relatives and ask for more money. Some US$4,000-8,000 is the price paid to smugglers to reach Israel,  I was very depressed. I did not know what to do. I could not pay $4,000, so I stayed in the desert for a month and a half. It was very hard.”

The 2010 Trafficking in Persons Report of the US Department of State describes Egypt as a source, transit, and destination country for women and children who are subjected to people-trafficking.

The government approved new legislation in May 2010 criminalizing people trafficking for labor and sexual exploitation.

“We only want to save these innocent people who suffer horrifying conditions in the detention camps in Sinai,” said Hossam Bahgat, a local rights activist.

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said in November there were 39,461 refugees and asylum-seekers in Egypt. It said the majority of the refugees were Sudanese, followed by Iraqis, Somalis, Ethiopians, and Eritreans.

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Southern Sudan, Referendum & the Scrambled Contienet

The Sunday January 9th vote is the beginning of the end for the African colonial sacrosanct frontier as endorsed in 1964 Organization of African Unity conference in Cairo Egypt recognizing the colonial pact of 1880’s that announced the Scramble for Africa.
The people of Southern Sudan will vote for freedom and will be independent from servitude. They will declare in favor of cutting their links with Khartoum and become Africa’s 54th state. This is the 1st of its kind that an African region becomes independence fighting slavery, religious imposition and internal strife.
The slogan of the Africa Union that Africa must unite did not stop the continent from being Balkanized to different micro states. Thus breaking artificially created colonial borders designed to keep the interest of the colonial powers than that of the African people even in post independent period.
In 1960s when most of the continent’s states were created with strong force the interest of the colonial powers were working on the ground. The leaders were forced to inherit the artificial borders just to please their masters in the pretext of fear of war that will befall upon them if they do the contrary, except few who took arm and fought but still at last inherited the same share of the cake. These artificial borders they had inherited had been drawn by the European powers who divided the continent according their Marge of in interest in the Scramble of 1880’s. These artificial orders which scramble Africa cut through ethnic groups, dividing peoples and even families. The colonial powers threw together men and women who had differences of language and religion.
The dilemma of the then Africa’s leaders were to decide to accept these frontiers- believing that if they reject them it will set every new country against each others throat. But to this day the continent has been victim of the heritage of such wicked misgivings.
The 9th January referendum of Southern Sudan is the beginning of the end of these artificial frontiers leading to the eventual unity Africans in respect and reciprocity to one another.
In the 1960 the founders of pan Africanism thought that the independence and the unity of the Africans would come with unconditional unity in the post independence period. This has proved wrong the last 50 years. It is now a new era where the colonial boarders will fall and people will unite regionally once they are out of these colonial paradigm like Southern Sudan Starting 9th of January 2011. These news working principles must not be based on colonial heritage but on African traditional historical back grounds.
The same principle could be applied to stop the looming Nile war in the riparian states. The leaders of the 9 Nile countries , rather than fighting for the equitable share of the Nile waters based on colonial pact or arguing on rejected regional agreement made by one group against the other (Sudan &Egypt) rather open their doors and go to a referendum leading to regional confederation if they could not make an outright unity right now. This will create a new strong region surpassing the forces of division inherited from the scramble of Africa.

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Floods in Australia “The Coming Times”

Our  planet is passing to the approaching galactic alignment. This  new era of cleansing our  continents is working  through Icy temperatures, Volcanic irreptions  , Tectonic shift movements, Earth quakes and Catastrophic  hurricanes. Australia is going through, like the rest the continents, receiving her share of the dynamical changes. The earth seems will never be the same again at the end of these events.


In the island Continent Fitzroy River passed 9.2 meters Wednesday morning and was expected to peak at around 9.4 meters later in the same day. The coming rain is expected to raise the flood in the eastern state, Bureau of Meteorology, issued a severe weather warning Wednesday.
Heavy rainfall could lead to flooding and worsen the existing river-flood situation for Maranoa, Darling Downs and Granite Belt, Southeast Coast, Wide Bay and Burnett, and Capricornia.

Around 200,000 people in Queensland have been directly or indirectly affected by the flooding, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported, with 4.000 residents evacuated.
The populations on the other side of the continent life continue as usual. The world seems to get use to catastrophes and dramatic change. The old theses of worming planet are not holding any more.

We all must give our help and our mind to Australia like we did to Haiti and Chili, since every one of is involved in the coming days. Image what will happen if   the under developed countries flooded as much as Australia.  Imagine living in small hats in Africa… what will happen to you?  Pakistan   is  not yet out of its   flood disaster.


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Egypt’s Sectarianism & Its regional Implications in Church attacks

The recent sectarian destruction of Egyptian Coptic church in Egypt it’s ha long historical roots. Since the introduction of Islam in Egypt there has been confrontation between the two Abrhamic root religions.  I n the past the Abyssinian church was given arch Bishop from Egypt for over its first 1500 years history. In return the Ethiopian Kings had had responsibilities for the protection over the Egyptian& Nubian Christians. This was done either by direct writing the Egyptian rulers or using the Nile as a deterrent force against Egyptian rulers.  In 1950’s for the 1st time Ethiopia had severed its relation with the Egyptian Copts and start naming its own Abuna (patriarch). Both sisterly churches even reached to rivalry and are disputing for the guard of the Key of the Holy sepulcher   in the Old city Jerusalem. Since the Islamic insurrection on the Nubian and Egyptian Churches stop being under the protection of the Ethiopian Negus he was also the spiritual head of the Church.

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In the past few years the Egyptian churches have been victim of sectarian attacks. In Ethiopia the sisterly Church has lost its force since the fall of the Negus 1974 Revolution. Thus the church in Abyssinia even did not condemn the burning of the churches let alone to take a position in their favor.


The last few days, Christian churches have been attacked not only in Egypt but also in Nigeria, and Iraq. Attacks against Christians are not uncommon in the Islamic world, driven by local issues and groups, but also coordinated, international groups at least in the point of view of the Egyptian authorities. There is a strong case to be made for the idea that there is nothing new in all of this.


Due to the concordance events in three countries match, the Egyptians are claiming   regional coordinated connections. For them the   attacks are not coincidental, a coordinated campaign is being conducted against Christian churches at least in these three countries.

A period of transition in Egypt, Iraq and Nigeria where the Islamic forces would like to put their domino with the help of extra territorial support.  No firm new government is in place, no dynamic leadership is provided the three strategic countries accompanied by sectarian upheavals. If the radical Islamists assert themselves now, they could well draw down the wrath of the security services. In that case, they would be no worse off than they were before. But if the impending succession crisis divides already sclerotic states, it might open the door to a resurgence of radical Islamism, in Jos Nigeria, in Baghdad in Iraq and in aging seen of the Egyptian presidency.

Damming drought in Northern Kenyans is forcing mass immigrating to Ethiopia, Schools are being closed for good

More than 1,000 pupils in Marsabit North district might not report to school for the first term since their parents have migrated to Ethiopia in search of pasture for livestock. The drought is caoused by the diminishing Omo river used in Ethiopia for three Mega dams. Regional annual rain has fallen dramatically as a direct consequence of Ethiopian dams.

In Marsabit North, more than 1,000 pupils may not report to school for first term as their parents have migrated to Ethiopia in search of pasture for livestock.

Among the affected schools are Balesa and Turbi, which might lose 380 and 290 children if the situation does not change, said district education officer Simon Kimani.

Others affected by the ravaging drought are El Adi, Gawole and Forole primary schools. They have pupil population of 170, 136 and 140 respectively.

File |  NATION Flood victims at Elelea in Lokori, Turkana East District, wait for their relief rations distributed by the Kenya Red Cross Society early last year. Thousands face starvation in parts of the country due to prolonged drought.

Kenyan drought victims Omo river damming in Ethiopia

In the semi-arid Mwea division, more than 60,000 people face starvation due to crop failure due to diminishing seasonal floods.

Maize and beans, which constitute the area’s staple food, have dried up due to the failure of the short rains.

Most affected areas are South-Ngariama, Murinduko, Kanjinji, Kiumbu, Marurumo, Ndindiruku and Rukanga.

In Baringo, Mr Kamama said that the hot weather had already wiped out pasture and the villagers could lose their livestock, which is their main source of livelihood.

Speaking in Nakuru, he said almost all water sources had dried up in the affected areas and that the situation could get worse in the coming months.

Last week the grave situation in Marsabit where two people died because of hunger. Hundreds of animals have reportedly died.

Pastoralists in the area have shifted to Merti district while others have crossed into southern Ethiopia with their livestock as drought ravages the region.

As schools open for initial term this year across the country, 1, 016 pupils in five primary schools in the vast desert Marsabit North district will miss classes due to a devastating drought

The worst hit schools include Balesa with 380 pupils who might not return to school this year while Turbi primary school has 290 children staying away from school if intervention measures are not put in place, according to area District Education Officer Mr Simon Kimani.

Other centres affected by the ravaging drought are El Adi, Gawole and Forole primary schools with a pupil population of 170, 136 and 140 respectively.

Balesa and El Adi primary schools have boarding facilities where children from pastoralist parents can get a reprieve but acute water shortage in the region will prevent normal school opening from taking place.

The boarding facilities at the two schools are paid for by church organisations but they could not sponsor the fuelling of water tankers because of the distance involved.

Sponsoring organisations of Balesa and El-Adi boarding facilities could not incur watering expense since the nearest water point is 98 kilometres away across the desert in Horr town. Parents have shifted together with their children in search of water for livestock during the December holidays and they might not return quickly for opening of schools, if at all they return.

Pastoralization in the area have shifted to Merti district while others have crossed into southern Ethiopia with their livestock as drought ravages the region. Many animals have died from lack of water and pasture in the area.

As drought continues, an upsurge of pupils flocking to stable schools such as Maikona and Horr primary schools which have boarding facilities fully sponsored by the Catholic Church are anticipated but Education officials fear such eventuality might affect provision of quality education due to high number of pupils in classrooms.

Pupils from other schools which could not open due to water shortage will enrol for first term this year at either Maikona or Horr Primary but that will strain the school resources and quality of education will drop, since they are turning to nomadic lives .

A local leader Mr Barile Abduba said some parents withdrew their children from school on suspicion that school feeding programme was not in place but the area DEO assured them that food rations have been dispatched to all schools in the district, though schools could not prepare meals for children due acute water shortage.

The  Government did not intervene by supplying water to schools to enable smooth operation of education institutions.  This raised doubts over the success of free primary education in far flung areas if supporting facilities are not provided by the Government. Since the Kenyan government is working with the Ethiopian regime for this Death Dam projects by stopping the annual flooding in the Turkana area which brings humidity and rain in the region.

The only solution will be to stop damming in Ethiopia to assure the annual rain and precipitation  and humidity level in the whole region of the rift valley.