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Xabashiland severely under-reporting their coronavirus cases

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Xabashiland is trying to fool the world by sharply under-reporting their Covid-19 positive cases. To date, the authorities there are reporting only 124 positive cases and three deaths. This from a claimed population of more than 110 million. This from an airline that flew daily on months to Chinese cities in January, February, March and April.

On 24th of April, they reported a single positive case. Same with on April 26th, with another reported single digit case.

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Their daily reporting of positive cases fluctuates weirdly. See the graph below.

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The two first deaths occurred in April 5th and the third death happened, they said, on April 10th. No more deaths since then was reported.

Xabashiland has lower cases than many countries and territories with a fraction of the population they have. Far lower cases than Rwanda, Jabuuti, Brunei, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Gabon, Faroe Islands, Maldives, Montenegro and more. These countries and territories whose combined population is not even a third of the claimed population of Xabashiland.

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It is to be expected.

They could have said they do not have capacity to test or tell the dead what was the main illness/reason they died.

 

The numbers do not make sense even for one neighborhood in Addis Ababa let alone for the country.

As shown Ethiopian airlines did not change any of its flights. 4 or 5 flights to china daily.

 

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It is 135 cases now. Every day there is only one or two cases. The deaths had not changed from three since April 10th.

They can lie all they want, but they should at least do 'been sheeg laakiin been run u eg' as the saying goes.

It is same way they over-inflate the number of their population. I don't think it ever reached a hundred million.

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Yea, right.

No coronavirus case  in Ethiopia over past 24 hours

Ethiopia on Saturday said no COVID-19 case has been found in the last 24 hours.

The daily update by the Health Ministry showed a record number of 2,016 tests were conducted over the past day.

"No new infection has been found from the samples tested," it said.

Meanwhile, the ministry said additional three patients have fully recovered.

That brought the total number of recoveries to 69, surpassing active cases that now stand at 59.

Of the total 20,770 virus tests conducted in the country so far, there are 133 confirmed cases and three deaths.

According to Health Minister Liya Kebede, the country is well poised to step up its lab testing capacity.

She also said her ministry was getting rundown ventilators repaired to be prepared for the worst.

Ethiopia only has a few over 400 ventilators, but, according to Liya, the country is in the process of importing more ventilators.

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Half the population suspects the Abiy regime of playing games with Coronavirus and are mistrustful to testing.

The mistrust of Abiy by Ethiopians is an infinitely more than that of Kenyatta. So if its this big of problem in Kenya, its more of problem in Xabeshilands.

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/africa/kenya-records-low-turnout-in-mass-coronavirus-testing/1828539

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Is just me or does anyone think Abiy will be the person that will undo Ethiopia, not because he wants to, but simply sheer incompetency? 

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Holac   

The guy is incompetent. He is just laying low asking others to write "dear leader" articles about him while thousands are dying in Ethiopia from this deadly virus. No shame whatsoever. 

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Oodweyne   
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Is just me or does anyone think Abiy will be the person that will undo Ethiopia, not because he wants to, but simply sheer incompetency? 

He will be remembered as the worst leader that Ethiopia has ever had in its chequered history (if it survives his reign) by far. Why? Because he actually thinks - like Mr. Cheeseman and Mr. Kheyre at the Villa Somalia - that in politics, facts and concrete reality on the ground does not matter. But bare-faced Facebook's propaganda (or the daily social media's generated contend) matters.

Hence, he - likes these guys at Villa Somalia - thinks, that, if you control, or try to influence on a daily basis the "social media's narrative", then you can have enough people who will fall in awe or in love with you, or at least will suspect that you are doing something. 

And that may well mean, that, in every region in Ethiopia may, in turn, be doing its own political thing independently of central government at Addis-Ababa, as the case is in many States there, and yet, he is happy to keep on generating "feel-good-propaganda" for himself, as if that will ensure the "political cohesiveness" of his ramshackle State.

Which means, he actually believes (not pretending it, but actually deeply believe) that the art of political governance in poor underdeveloped nation like Ethiopia begins and end with a bogus and self-serving daily propaganda being spewed to the public-at-large without that public getting any wiser to it as time goes by.

And that will be his downfall.

For whatever else you may have thought the late Mr. Zenawi was, he at least actually believed the hard craft of governing the country (like the manner in which the likes of Mr. Kagame of Rwanda seems to do so and seems to believe so), particularly in the sense of really sweating for it, and putting the hard labor it requires. Even if, on the other hand, he was misguidedly minded enough to believe that he can only rule his country with some sort of "iron-fist approach". Since he did not think at all that his ever fractured and multi-national Ethiopian's state can be governed with any other way other than the "old tried and tested method" of a "mailed-fist" send to all, sort of national politics.

But this preacher guy, well, it seems, that, he is really and genuinely smitten with Facebook's daily and cheaply generated silly political propaganda. And he thinks that will see him through from any political ditch in which he may found himself in, as time goes by.

And he thinks that on the whole is the good thing.

And as I said it, he is just like the "self-serving-duo" in Villa Somalia who believes the efficacy of the "art of propaganda", and how that is enough to actually govern a country or a nation without any tangible facts behind your daily crude and propagandistic public assertions, being had by the public. 

Given that these guys in Villa Somalia actually believe (and I mean really believe, not pretending it), that, "to govern Somalia" - in this day and age - you need 90% of the time for you to spend on it on "social media's propaganda", on "Igu-sawir-public-stunts" and something of that sort. And 10% of the time you need to spend on the hard-slog of attending international meetings with Somalia's alleged international partners. As if that will be enough to fool people along the way.

Let's see where that will take them in less than a year's time. And how far this preacher guy in Addis-Ababa can keep on governing or can keep on the road this sort of a merit-less disorientating public propaganda, before he, in turn, hit the buffers. 

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On 5/4/2020 at 6:53 PM, Oodweyne said:

He will be remembered as the worst leader that Ethiopia has ever had in its chequered history (if it survives his reign) by far.

I'm expecting he's going to win the general election later this year, as much as he's hated, I don't see him being replaced. My belief is that Abiy is double downing on the Grand Renaissance Dam and the few port deals he has going. Before ethnic tension implodes the country into chaos. Hear me out for a sec.

Berbera Port has seen extensive development lately and the roadwork is progressing. This port will be of considerable help to Ethiopia when it's fully functional. Ethiopia offered to develop a new port in Sudan earlier this year and Sudan agreed, this is a big win for Ethiopia. There's talks of building a rail connection to Eritrean ports, nothing has come to fruition as of yet though.

Couple this with the Grand Renaissance Dam nearing completion, that's forecast to annually generate ~16,000 GWh when it's reservoir fills. The reservoir that forms, Millennium Reservoir, is expected to have a volume 3x that of Lake Tana. They're expecting to have a lot of fish there too, they're forecasting about ~7,000 tonnes annually. Along with the potential to make the area a tourism hotspot.

We could be seeing a very different Ethiopia in 5 years time. It's how I'm beginning to see it as; a race against time for Abiy. Get these projects to work and align. It's the only explanation I have for how he's moving.

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4 hours ago, qorane said:

Is this a ladies night for all of our TPLF ex-wives her in SOL?

LoL. Don't mind our Tigrey agent.

I don't know why would any sane pro-Soomaaliya and for midnimo Soomaali would criticize Abiy Axmed. For all his faults and policies in Xabashiland, he is helping for Soomaaliya judging from his policies towards to Soomaaliya. I for one do not give a hoot what he does in Xabashiland.

He could easily have chosen to pursue the failed divide-and-rule policies of Tigrey generals in Soomaaliya. He did not. He removed the infamous Gabre from Soomaaliya's political spheres as well. He cut any contact to maamul goboleed and their monthly, if not weekly, pilgrimages to Adisababa. If it wasn't Abiy Axmed, Shariif Xasan in Koonfur Galbeed would still be relevant and continued his shenanigans. Axmed Madoobe would have been emboldened to do whatever he wanted. In Waqooyi Galbeed, they would not be this toothless and desperate for anything.

And in Soomaali Galbeed, he removed the Tigrey top lapdog, Cabdi Ileey. He does not suppress for Soomaaliweyn symbols, the flag and the national song, Soomaaliyeey toosoo, which are now Soomaali Galbeed's astaan.

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Ethiopia: Free Speech at Risk Amid Covid-19

The Ethiopian government has been using Covid-19 restrictions and a recently declared state of emergency as a pretext to restrict free speech.

In the last month, the authorities have detained a lawyer, Elizabeth Kebede, and charged a journalist, Yayesew Shimelis, for comments on social media about the government’s response to the coronavirus. A new state of emergency declared on April 8, 2020 gives the government sweeping powers to respond to the pandemic, heightening concerns of further arbitrary arrests and prosecutions of journalists and government critics.

“While misinformation about the pandemic can be a concern, it’s no excuse to limit free speech,” said Laetitia Bader, Horn of Africa director at Human Rights Watch. “The authorities should drop charges against Yayesew Shimelis, release Elizabeth Kebede, and stop detaining people for peacefully expressing their views.”

After confirming the first positive Covid-19 case on March 13, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced an initial series ofdirectives to stem the spread of the virus, which also urged “media institutions to deliver accurate information to the public.”

On March 26, Yayesew, a journalist and producer of a political program on Tigray TV, a regional government-owned station, alleged on his personal Facebook page and on a YouTube channel he administers that the government ordered the preparation of 200,000 graves in anticipation of deaths from the virus. Government officials immediately condemned his remarks as “false.”

The following day, Oromia police, along with two members of Ethiopia’s intelligence and security agency, arrested Yayesew at his family’s home in Legetafo, on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, and took him to the Addis Ababa Police Commission, where he was questioned about his political views and reporting. The authorities also seized his laptop, cellphone, and notebooks. It’s unclear whether they obtained a judicial warrant, as required for searches.

Addis Ababa police alleged that Yayesew spread “false news” but held him for nearly three weeks without bringing formal charges. On April 15, a federal judge granted him bail, finding that investigators lacked sufficient evidence to proceed with the investigation. Federal police investigators then intervened in the case, appealing the court’s decision and accusing Yayesew of violating the revised anti-terrorism law. On April 20, a federal judge granted Yayesew bail a second time, again finding that investigators lacked enough evidence to charge him with terrorism offenses.

Federal police finally released Yayesew on April 23. But, according to court documents Human Rights Watch reviewed, prosecutors have now formally charged him under the country’s new hate speech and disinformation law, citing as evidence postings and private messages obtained from Yayesew’s personal Facebook account by Ethiopia’s Information Network and Security Agency (INSA).

The new law, which took effect on March 23, contains an overbroad definition of disinformation that provides authorities with excessive discretion to declare unpopular or controversial opinions “false.” The law also arbitrarily imposes harsher penalties for social media users who have more than 5,000 followers, as Yayesew does.

On April 4, Addis Ababa police detained Kebede, a volunteer lawyer with the Ethiopian Women’s Lawyers Association (EWLA), one of the country’s leading women’s rights groups, and transferred her to the custody of Harari regional authorities. EWLA lawyers told Human Rights Watch that officials have not charged her with any offense but accuse her of disseminating false news in Facebook posts that officials claim could “instigate violence.”

Human Rights Watch

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Back to the topic, suddenly today, May 6th, there are 17 new positive cases out of the gates. The last two days it was five positive cases each with one death. Still they are keeping the numbers very, very low.

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On 5/7/2020 at 10:16 AM, Miskiin-Macruuf-Aqiyaar said:

Xabashiland reporting credible positive coronavirus numbers second day in a row. What is going on? Wax ayaa jiro.

 

 

Why not.

SOL has been part of the scene for many years.

Don't be shy.

 

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