Mayor Adanech Abebie abused her power and privileges

October 14, 2020
Abebe Gellaw
Adanech Abebie abused her power and privileges to have journalist Temesgen Desalegn arrested. If the “deputy mayor” of Addis Ababa felt that she was indeed defamed, she should have demanded a retraction by providing evidence that can refute the story in question. She could also have filed a lawsuit against the newspaper for damages. Instead of doing so, she used the ruling party apparatus to do advocacy on her behalf and sent an army of police officers. This only confirms that the reform is going nowhere but getting stuck in the deep quagmire of the past.

Obang Metho:The government should immediately drop its investigation

It has been reported that Journalist Temesgen Dessalegn and Misgan Zinabe, the Fitih magazine editor were arrested today and taken to Addis Ababa Police Commission. They are being investigated over allegations of defamation, sedition and violation of the country’s Communications Act.
I call on the government to immediately cease its criminal investigation into journalists Temesgen and Misgan. Their reporting was fair and balanced and they should be free to do their jobs without fear of retribution from the government. They were simply doing their job and they should not be treated like criminals.
Journalism is not a crime, yet the principles of free speech and a free press are threatened in our country.
Once again the government should immediately drop its investigation and if not this will be a confirmation that the genuine reform we all dreamed of in Ethiopia is going backwards not forwards.
Today, Ethiopia is in so many crisis. Let us consider the peril of all our people—not only of our own ethnic (tribe)—and rise up in defense. If we do not, Ethiopians’ hopes for a just, peaceful Ethiopia and harmonious society may only be an elusive dream. Never lose hope and do not be discouraged until freedom and justice prevail.
Read Aloud:   ESAT Special Program On Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa Conference Part 1


  1. የተመስገን ደሳለኝን እስር በሚመለከት ፦ ሁል ጊዜ የተመስገን ደሳለኝ ጉዳይ ሲነሳ እሱ ያላት አንድ የማልረሳት ነገር አለች፡፤ “የፈራ ይመለስ” በቃ!!! እስከዛሬ አብይን ለማውገዝ ጫፍ ላይ ደርሼ ቆሜ ነበረ፡፤ ብዙ የጓደኝና የቤተሰብ አባላቴም እስካሁን አብይን ባለማውገዜ ይስቁብኝ ነበረ፡፡ ተስፋ አልቆረጥኩም ነበረና ነው፡፡ አሁን ግን በቃኝ፡፡ ወሰንኩ፡፡ ደመደምኩ፡፡ እንደ እኔ ሲዋልሉ የነበሩ ሚሊዮኖችምየአብይ ደጋፊወችም አብይ ዛሬ አንድ አይናችን የነበረውን ጀግናውንና ሃቀኛውን ጋዜጠኛ ተመስገን ደሳለኝን በማሰሩ የነበረችንን የተስፋ እንጥፍጣፊ አራግፈን ጥለናል፡፡ መሰሪውን አብይ ዱሮ ተረድተው የተቃወሙት ትክክል ነበሩ፡፡ መሰሪው አብይ የጃዋርንም የጭፍጨፋ፡ የመግደልና የማስገደል ቅንብር ፡ የባንኮች ዘረፋውንም ሆነ የሀይማኖትና የዘር ማጥፋት ዘመቻወችን እያየ ዝም ብሎ የቆየው ድርጊቶቹ በሙሉ እራሱ አብይ ለሚከተለው የፖለቲካ ቁማር እንደ የጨዋታው ህግ አድርጎ ወስዶትና እርካብና መንበር በሚለው መጽሀፉ እንዳሰፈረው ሁሉ በሁለተኛው ማንነቱ አምኖበት እያውቀው የተፈጸመ እንደነበረ ዘግይተንም ቢሆን አሁን ተረድተናል፡፡ ዋናው የኦሮሙማ የበላይነት ፍልስፍና ሞተሩ አብይም ሆነ ጃዋር ፡ ዳውድ ኢብሳም ሆነ መራራ ጉዲና ፡ ሌንጮ ለታም ሆነ ሌንጮ ባቲ ከእነርሱ መካከል ማንም ሆነ ማን ሁሉም ያው በተረኝነት የተሰለፉ የጅቦች የቅርምት ሂደት መሆኑን አሁን ላይ ፍንትው ብሎ ታይቶናል፡፡ አብይ ጃዋርንም አሁን ያሰረው የዘራፊው ተረኛ የጋላ ቡድን መሪ እኔ ልሁን አንተ አትሆንም በሚል ቅድድሞሽ እንጅ ጃዋር በፊት ያን ሁሉ እልቂት ስፈጽምና ሲያስፈጽም ድርጊቱ ለአብይ ምኑም አልነበረም፡፡ ለአገርና ህዝብን ያለአድሎ ለመምራት ከመነጨ አሰራር የተወሰደ እርምጃም እንዳልሆነ አሁን ፍንትው ብሎ ታይቶናል፡፡ በኬኛና በኦሮሙማ ፍልስፍናችሁ ማናችሁም የትም አትደርሱም፡፡ የእልቂት ተጠያቂና የታሪክ አተላ ሆናችሁ ትቀራላችሁ፡፡

  2. Detaingin Temesgen Desalegne again? It is the end of Abiy. Temesgen truly is the voice of 100 million Ethiopians . Up to this moment, I was very hesitative to denounce Abiy Ahmed. Now I have concluded that Abiy is neither a savior nor a leader of Ethiopia. He in short is a cheater who managed to fool all of us this long. He has a dream of creating great Oromiya using ኬኛ – Oromuma philosophy. Dream is dream. It will never come true and history will judge the truth soon.

  3. What are the charges? The only news I was able to see is about a report made by this journalist about a huge bank account with tens of millions of dollars in her name. I heard that the administration has asked government officials to report their wealth. I tried to find her career history there is very little out there. If that is true this man has done anything wrong in raising the red flag about such huge amount of money in her personal bank account. That is his expected journalistic duty. Or did someone give him false information just to get him in trouble? Or was it a bank error? It happened to me here in the USA. I remember one day about 15 years ago where my bank made an error and transferred close to $90,000 to my checking account from an account located in Midwest. I called them about the snafu right away but they were already fixing the mistake. It never happened to me before or since then. In any case this should be settled at civilian court not at the criminal one. If you are always a gun shy as a public official in a democracy then it ain’t gonna work. Being constantly watched comes with a territory. Let him go and sue him for damages if his reporting was false. I hope someone will tell us factual story about this incidence.

  4. የጥቅላይ ሚንስትር አብይ የመንግስትነት ዘመን እያሽቆለቆለ ቀትር ላይ የደረሰ ይመስለኛል። የዚህም ማሳያው ለባለስልጣን ብሎ ጋዜጠኛ ተመስጌንን እና ባልደረባ ጋዜጠኛውን ማሳርሩ ነው። ሰዎች ሊነጋ ሲል ይጨልማል ይላሉ። እኔ ግን ቅትር ላይ ደርሶል ስለሆነም ቀትሩን ሳያልፍ አስተዳደሩ ግራ ቀኙን ይመልከት። ቀትሩን ካለፉ የስልጣናቸው ጀምበር ለመጥለቅ ፈጣን ትሆናለች ብዪ እሰጋለው ያደሞ ጠ/ሚ ወደ ለየለት አምባ ገነንነት ጭልጥ ብለው ገቡ ማለት ነው። ጋዜጠኛ ተመስጌን እና ጋዜጠኛ ምስግና በአስቸኳይ ይፈቱ።

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