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Readers and followers of http://transformingethiopia.wordpress.com are hereby kindly advised of our online address change. News, feature articles, analysis and commentaries that directly deal with Ethiopia or indirectly have bearings on its interests and the region are now coming to you through http://ethiopiaobservatory.com. Check us out on that page.
Since the last few days, readers have found us on that page in two ways. One is searching through our old address. This has been taking them to an empty website that has the title The Ethiopia Observatory, url, http://ethiopiaobservatory.wordpress.com. To avoid that, we have now put one article from our new address onto that to let readers and followers know where we are.
In the second instance, initial auto redirect has helped some readers, who have easily found us.
Please be advised that, if not immediately, our plan is to convert the other website – http://ethiopiaobservatory.wordpress.com – to a forum focussing on Horn of Africa issues. It would be known as The Horn Observatory.
Our earnest hope and desire is to be part of any genuine efforts to promote peace, the rule of law, respect for fundamental human rights, good governance and the real democratic path for those member states, as the potent means of giving peace a chance. Such an approach could bring healing to traumatized populations and benefits of its transformative powers to the otherwise miserable human conditions.
As if the severity of profound poverty, abuse of powers, corruption and conflicts have not been enough, notwithstanding extent of the problems in each of the Horn countries is not of the same magnitude, there is now the looming danger of dictatorships and internal colonialisms sowing the seeds of newer and trickier threats in long established states. This has made broad based economic growth and development especially in the core Horn an imperative necessity of this day. But the positive goals the world has been talking about cannot come, unless the terms of governance and operational parameters of the states change.
Consequently, coalescing our energies – as individuals and communities – is no longer something that should be postponed for the next day. Especially this is more so at a time when foreign powers are promoting their respective economic interests in disregard of the real causes of human sufferings in the Horn. This has allowed human rights violation and abuses of power to become commonplace with local forces free to exploit the situation to advance even narrower and more parochial intererts that is seen facilitating state fragility.
We at The Ethiopia Observatory would very much count on the support and encouragement of our readers to help us utilize our energies to contribute to these objectives!
In the meantime, your door is The Ethiopia Observatory to the relevant Ethiopia related news, analyses and commentaries on the society, its culture, economy, development, politics, security and our national interests.
We are grateful for the confidence our readers and followers have reposed on what we have been doing. We appreciate the recognition and acknowledgement by our readers and followers. We are proud of their habits of visiting us once a day or as many times as they needed, rain or shine.
They have our promises: We would continue to strive to furnish our pages with reliable, fact- and data-based and beyond-the-fritter analyses and information.
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