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Recap: Latest Developments in Ending Repression/Subjugation

South Sudan

Tunisia

FH*: NOT FREE

Egypt

FH*: NOT FREE

Jordan

FH*: NOT FREE

Yemen

FH*: NOT FREE

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- S. Sudan emerges as Africa's newest nation after the referendum. 99% for independence (1/31/2011)

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- Ousted from power on 1/14/2011

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- Ousted from power on 2/11/2011

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- Sacked government (2/1/2011)

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- Will not seek reelection (2/2/2011)


Libya

FH*: NOT FREE


Djibouti

FH*: NOT FREE


Sudan

FH*: NOT FREE

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I can't resign since I'm not president (2/22/2011)

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- Will not seek reelection (2/21/2011)

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* FH = Freedom House's Rating; note that Ethiopia declined to "Not Free" in 2011. All, including North Sudan, are authoritarian regimes. In Sudan, state-sponsored chauvinism and arrogance, coupled with authoritarianism, have led to the secession of South Sudan. Protests against authoritarianism in Khartoum would not necessarily have resolved the South Sudan issue without having to subject state-sponsored chauvinism and arrogance to the wind of change as well.

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Notice to Our Esteemed Readers: We have not verified if Mrs. Azeb Mesfin originally taped this video as an April Fools' Day joke.

Today is April 1; you may be thinking the title of this post - "Meles Zenawi and Azeb Mesfin Live Paycheck to Paycheck" is an April Fools' Day joke.

Quite surprisingly, the statement was uttered by Mrs. Azeb Mesfin, a member of the most powerful organ (the Politburo) of TPLF; the Politburo is chaired by her husband, the despotic Atse (Emperor) Meles Zenawi. Read more about the "world's poor leader," Meles Zenawi.      Gadaa.com Read More »»»    Gadaa.com Comments


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After 42 years in power, Gaddafi swears the people have the right to choose their leader and wonders why they're rioting. Sounds familiar with this latest remark by Mr. Bereket Simon?

Gaddafi: Protesters are 'kids' that had 'hallucination' pills.

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Amina crying, while telling her story about the death of her family members due to the water they drank from Lake Koka. (Al Jazeera)

Ethiopian Reporter • February 22, 2011

The following report shows the situation in Koka has worsened since the destruction was first reported by Al Jazeera two years ago.

"We don't know whom we could talk to, after all, since the responsible body of the government and the factory itself has so far not given any solution to the pollution and the impact that has been undergoing on the ecology and habitat around the area," Dame told The Reporter. "However, we still look forward that this could get solved by anyone who has the feeling of our suffering and understand the degree of the impact on our environment."

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By Samuel Guutuu | Oromo Affairs • February 17, 2011

It feels like 1989 in the Arab world. The end of the cold war in 1989 ushered in the revolt in Eastern Europe and finally the fall of the Berlin Wall.

2011 ushered in the Arab revolt. The general public led by the middle class in the Arab world seems to have become angry at the lack of progress that has held them back despite their oil wealth.

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OromoLiberationFront.org • February 17, 2011

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Roorroon mirgaa, nambiyyaa Tuunisiyaa Bouazizi akka of gubu tolche. Abdii kutannaan badiisa nambiyyaa sanaatti geese Tunisiyootaa wayyaba keessas ture. Utuu akkuma lammii saanii sanaa of gubuu irra hin ga'in abbaa hirree Been Aliitt fincilani. Biyyooti Baha Gidduu rakkina walfakkaataa qaban mirgaf wareegamuun akka jiru Tunisiyaa irra arganii sosso'uu eegalan. Gaha jechuun gaha jechuu akka tahe beksisuuf tokkummaan mootummaa saaniiti ka'anii.

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By Ibsaa Guutama | Gubirmans.com • February 12, 2011

Gadaa.comThe abuse of power has led a Tunisian citizen, Bouazizi to burn himself. The despair that led to that citizen's demise was in the feelings of majority Tunisians. They all rose against the dictator Ben Ali before they were forced to burn themselves like their compatriot. The Middle Eastern countries that have the same problem learned from Tunisia how to sacrifice for their rights. They rose in unison to tell their rulers enough was enough.

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Gadaa.com • February 17, 2011

The regime of President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti owns farmland in Arsi, Oromia, that's three times the size of all arable land in Djibouti.

In 2009 the Zenawi regime gave to Djibouti 3,000 hectares (ht) of prime farmland in western Arsi, near Serofta, Oromia, 3,000 ht is 30 sq.km., making the farmland that Djibouti owns in Oromia three times the size of the arable land found in Djibouti.

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"When people decide they want to be free, there is nothing that can stop them." - Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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(Wall Street Journal) - The Egyptian opposition's takeover of the area around the parliament this week began with a trick - the latest example of how, for more than two weeks, young activists have outwitted Egypt's feared security forces to spur an uprising many here had long thought impossible.

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During the latest parliament session in Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi suggested his government's recent market intervention was because Ethiopia's economy is "on the verge of collapse" and even market fundamentalists would take similar measures when their economies are in danger.

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ESAT • February 7, 2011 - Dr. Beyan Asoba and Mr. Lencho Bati of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), Dr. Berhanu Nega of the Ginbot-7 Movement, and Mr. Gidey Zeratsion of the Tigray Alliance for National Democracy (TAND) and former Deputy Chairman of the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) discuss about the North African wind of change and its implications to Ethiopia.

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