Islam in Ethiopia is known since the time of the Prophet. The first Hijrah was in Ethiopia at the order of the Mohammed the founder of Islam.
Since the Arab Spring of 2011 Ethiopia tested its share reaching climax in 2012. This video shows the different positions of the Ethiopian Islamist and the different manifestations those anti and pro as the situation start being exploited by the regime which is leading to more exacerbation and more clamp down with no solution.
The revolt would lead to general uprising and regime change, if it is not kidnapped by sectarians and only if the other sector of the society joins the insurgency.
The recent mutiny in Abidjan, the army revolt in Burkina Faso and the uprising in Kampala demonstrate that Africans have joined the Arabic uprisings to eliminate there in human dictators. In Uganda the Protest is led by the city which supported Musevenie to power- Mbale. The protest was triggered by food price and the repeted arrest of the opposition leader for the 4th time in a month Dr. Kiza Besigye. The same is expected any time in Ethiopia while the regime is trying to divert the attention towards Eritrea and by constructing a Death Dam of inhuman proportion to irrigate the grabbed land of the starving millions.
The man in power in Uganda since 1986, President Museveni’s ordered his army to shoot at everything that moves the streets of Kampala like his friend Gaddafi in Misrata. It was best demonstration his dictatorial behavior which is similar to that of Gaddafi and Idi Amin Dada when his soldiers wounded a child in the streets of his capital today.
Uganda as a nation is start seeing the return of Idi Amin’s times when Museveni could not help the rising prices of basic commodities and fuel, and the loss of life and pain inflicted on them by his forces. Rather he bloody confirmed that the rising prices of food, is good news to farmers like Melese Zenawie of Ethiopia. Musevine in Kampala and Melese in Addis Ababa Knew well and good the high prices of food commodities are due to a number of factors beyond farmers’ control or could be controlled by artificially imposing prices like in Ethiopia. It seems the African dictators are far disconnected from the reality on the ground.
First, prices are high due to low food production. It is simply when the supply is low, prices tend to be high and vice versa. Farmers are not going to reap money from rising prices just from the air. The Dictator of Kampala is responsible for the t negligence in the agricultural sector is to blame for the food scarcity and hence high prices and poor living conditions like his collage in Ethiopia Melese Zenawie. The later is megalomaniac is building dams while over 2 million Ethiopians are starving to death.
The great lakes dictator dream that Uganda could become a food basket for Africa is far from reality.
Like in Ethiopia the Ugandans are disappointed by the way the nation’s resources and money have been spent- purchase of the multi-million fighter jets. Again like Ethiopia Ugandans need today is ability to feed their children, send them to school and be able to meet basic health care services. President Museveni is aware that sophisticated weaponry does not necessarily ensure the survival of a government since he defeated the mighty army of Milton Obote having started his guerrilla group with only 27 guns and his friend Melees to defeat the great army of Mengistu Haile Mariam with few university drop outs. Nor the great Death dam in Ethiopia will save Melees Zenawi from the coming Social tsunami.
What keeps the government in power and ensures the safety of its nationals is the WILL of the people. It was people’s will that brought President Museveni to power. Once people lose trust in the government, it cannot survive anymore. Gaddafi has got all sorts of arms but used it against his won people. Therefore, why should the nation waste all this money on weapons in Uganda and Dams in Ethiopia while people are starving in both countries?
In Ethiopian and in Uganda the only enemy one can think of is the opposition; those individual who do not share the same political ideology with their respective current regimes. Not surprisingly, all the arms purchased will be used to kill nobody but Ugandans! And all the dam waters on the Nile will be used to irrigate the grabbed starving farms fields.
The Yemen 32 years of dictator Security forces fired bullets and tear a nerve gas at protesters yesterday, wounding at least 100 people killing unknown number of protesters camping out near Sana University. The day’s violence was the latest evidence that month long protests demanding the resignation of Yemen’s longtime dictators were spiraling out of control.
Embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh has resorted to increasingly violent tactics to try to put down the burgeoning uprising against his dictatorial rule, deploying dozens of armed supporters on the streets in an attempt to intimidate protesters.
Wielding clubs and knifes, police and regime supporters — described by protesters as government-sponsored thugs — attacked activists. Yemen would go soon worst than Libya lading to the split of the country into north and South once more. Among the wounded yesterday, more than 20 suffered gas inhalation, and one was in critical condition after being struck with a bullet.
In the main square and in surrounding streets, people being beaten up and threatened, as well as disappearing. The violence came a day after security forces killed seven demonstrators in protests around the country.
Young activists camped out in the square near the university continued to expand the area of their sit-in and threatened to march on the presidential palace about 3 miles away. Rock-throwing battles between protesters and security troops broke out on the edges of the encampment.
Protesters said the authorities were trying to draw them into a cycle of violence to further justify a crackdown.
“The president is a military man. The Vice President is a military man. The Prime Minister is a military man and I think if you really want to build confidence, you need to engage the rest of the Egyptian people, the civilians and that’s why I suggested that we should have a transitional period where a presidential counsel of three people including the military should run things and transitional government.”
On 27 January 2011, Mohamed ElBaradei returned to Egypt amid the biggest mass protest in the country since the military came to power in the country in 1952. In his words as “agent of change and an advocate for democracy” which had begun two days earlier, on 25 January 2011 folowing the tradtion of his father protesting the Egyptian military dictator at its outset. ElBaradei declared himself ready to lead a transitional government if that was the will of the nation, saying that: “If [people] want me to lead the transition, I will not let them down”.Subsequently, “when he joined protesters Friday after noon prayers, police fired water cannons at him and his supporters.On 28 January 2011, ElBaradei was reported to have been placed under house arrest in Egypt. He joined Tahrir Square with the rest of the protestors against Mubarak regime and spoke directly to the people, stating that they “have taken back their rights” and that they cannot go back.
His arrival became controversial largely because of the long periods of time he has spent outside of the country.
ElBaradei a born lawyer raised in Cairo, from a family of attorney Mostafa ElBaradei who was in permanent confronting with the Egyptian Military government led Gamal Abdel Nasserby as a head of the strong Egyptian Bar Association. He grew up with a militant father fighting for democratic rights, free press and legal system in Egypt .
He masters like most of the Egyptian of his generation, English, and French, and off course Arabic his mother tongue. He studied law in Cairo University and like the author of the article studied in Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva Switzerland. 1964 up unto 1980 worked in the Egyptian Ministry of External Affairs, while working for his country be able to graduated in in International Law at the New York University School of Law in 1974.. In 1980, worked in the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. From 1981 to 1987, he was also an Adjunct Professor of International Law at New York University School of Law where he studied. In 1984, he was the senior staff member of the IAEA Secretariat, serving as the Agency’s legal adviser (1984 to 1993) and Assistant Director General for External Relations (1993 to 1997).
ElBaradei became the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency based in Vienna starting December 1, 1997 up to November 2009.
October 7, 2005, ElBaradei and the IAEA as an organization were announced as joint recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize for their “efforts to prevent nuclear energy from being used for military purposes and to ensure that nuclear energy, for peaceful purposes, is used in the safest possible way”.