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Prof Mammo Muchie-Looking back, contemporary and forward for a united Africa
I would like to take a moment to wish all my brothers and sisters in our Diaspora a Happy Thanksgiving Day! We are extremely fortunate to live far away from death and destruction to live our dreams. This monumental day should remind all of us that such blessing comes with expectations and responsibility. We should never forget those noble people we left behind and never get involved in anything that will linger their predicament or make it worse.
Happy Holidays, y’all!!!
የራሷ እያረረባት የጎረቢቷን ታማስል፡፡ ይኸንን አልኩ ከማለት በቀር አፍሪካ እስከ ዳግም ምጣትም አንድ አይሆን! ከንቱ!
የኢትዮጵያ ምሁር ተብዮዎች ሕዝብ እየተጨፈጨፈ እነሱ ዳር ለዳር ይሽከረከራሉ፡፡ ወንጀለኞችን በዓለም ፍርድ ቤት ለማቅረብ ቀርቶ ተው ለማለትም አይደፍሩ፡፡ እታይ እታይ ለማለት ብቻ ድስኩር ይጥፋሉ፣ ድስኩር ይተርታሉ፣ የማይተገበርና የማይሆን ነገር አለምን ይላሉ፡፡ ምሁራንና ትልቅ ሰዎች እንዲባሉ፡፡ ማፈሪያዎች!!!!
When you hear a story about Ethiopia in pressing need of a port/ports for its import and export needs, it begs you to ask questions. That country is the largest country in population and land area and it is also the largest economy in that region with no seaport of its own. But there are 3 countries that have such ports(Kenya and Sudan excluded here for convenience) that are just a stone throw away from Ethiopia. Only Djibouti has its port open for the land locked country. Such arrangement has created well paid jobs for thousands of Djiboutians. But the port in that tiny country seems to have reached its capacity limits. But there are other ports in Eritrea and Somalia that can be built up to handle the growing import and export needs of Ethiopia that will create tens of thousands of good paying jobs for the citizens of these two countries. Assab is left idle and rusting away. Berbera is buffed up by Dubai boys and it is sitting there just to show off as a nice picture on the wall. I can understand the Berbera issue. It may have diplomatic issue. But I don’t see any plausible reason about Assab or Massawa. Was there even formal talks between these two nations? What is holding it up?
Djibouti is made up of people that also made up Ethiopia. Djibouti has its port wide open for ‘its people’ in Ethiopia. Eritrea is made up with the same ethnic groups as those in Ethiopia. Don’t pull that ‘reinvented lasagna and spaghetti’ on me here! Now, be very careful when you say this. Even though it’s made up of the same ethnic groups of people like Ethiopia, Eritrea is an internationally recognized sovereign state like Djibouti and Ethiopia. But for some mysterious reasons, its ports are slam shut on ‘its people’ in Ethiopia. I am aware that there was a stupid war started by stupid individuals between the two nations that raged and killed hundreds of thousands of people before. That was 23 years ago. Once bustling ports have been dead idle rusting and molding away since then. I am aware there have been some fishing and marine activities there with offshore oil drilling prospects all that. But the deal is ‘show me the money now, as we speak’. Officials from both nations should have their senses back and open up job opportunities for millions of their citizens. ‘I can do this to you’ point has already been made. Everybody’s got it! Learn from others even from those in Africa. Get on with it!
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