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DLA Piper charges Al Amoudi and cohorts $5,000 for 8 hours of “work”

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DLA Piper, the notorious law firm that represents blood thirsty dictators around the world, has been after me for the past several years. So far they have filed 3 lawsuits against me on behalf of Al Amoudi, the Woyanne junta, and their gang of criminals. Today they sent me a file that shows how much […]

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TPLF is not allowing even the dead to rest in peace

Ethiopia’s nightmare seems to never end. We are being tormented, humiliated, and brutalized in our own country by a tribal junta, and mistreated abroad by other governments. Now even the dead are not allowed to rest in peace. We are currently receiving reports that families of those who are buried at St. Joseph and Holy […]

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The Real Story of Thanksgiving

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As Ethiopian-Americans join all Americans in celebrating Thanksgiving this week, here is an interesting perspective by radio host Rush Limbaugh on one of America’s biggest holidays: BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Time now, ladies and gentlemen, for The Real Story of Thanksgiving, as written by I — by me — in my second book, See, I Told […]

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Ethiopians stranded at No Man’s Land, Yemeni-Saudi border (photo)

The horror facing fellow Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia is growing by the day. Thousands of them are now being rounded up and dumped at a barren desert named No Man’s Land that borders Yemen.  If enough Ethiopians care, we can put a stop to this suffering and national disgrace by waging a worldwide economic boycott […]

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How to destroy Woyanne

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Currently Ethiopians are the most pitied, humiliated, abused and disgraced people in the world. The source of all these ills is Woyanne, and we are the enablers. Why are the tens of thousands of Ethiopians who live in Saudi Arabia being abused, tortured, raped and killed? It is because Woyanne made Ethiopia a hell on […]

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Who is Ethiopia’s new “president” Mulatu Teshome Wirtu?

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Some fact about Ethiopia’s new figure head president Mulatu Teshome Wirtu: Born in 1955 in Arjo town, Welega, western Ethiopia Received higher education in China in the 1970s, receiving a bachelor’s degree in political economy and a doctorate in international law from Peking University In the 1990s, served as Deputy Minister of Economic Development and […]

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What are Mulatu Teshome Wirtu’s qualifications?

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For some one to become the “president” of Ethiopia under the Woyanne junta, he has to be a scumbag, a sell out, some one who has the soul a pig, and a loyal puppet whose self-worth is no better than that of a pack animal (donkey). The TPLF mafia doesn’t trust any one who doesn’t […]

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Arbaminch University expels several students over minor disagreement

The dean of Arbaminch University in southwestern Ethiopia has expelled hundreds of students who complained about lack of preparation to take an exam before starting their 4th year. Instead of sitting down and hearing the students’ grievances, the dean, Dr. (Donkoro) Feleke Woldeyes, a card carrying member of the ruling party, ordered them to pack their […]

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Negasso Gidada becomes the most popular politician in Ethiopia

Former president Dr Negasso Gidada has transformed himself overnight from the butt of jokes into the most popular politician in Ethiopia with a few simple acts of courage. Unfortunately, his popularity came as he is about to conclude his political career. He has recently announced that he will step down as chairman of the Union […]

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90 percent of female patients at a Saudi hospital are Ethiopian women – Arab News

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This shocking news is reported by Arab News today. Most of these poor Ethiopian women (some of whom are as young as 14-year-old) were trafficked to Saudi Arabia by the Ethiopian government and its collaborators such as Mohammed Al Amoudi using a modern day slave ship named Ethiopian Airlines. But this is a shame not […]

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The World’s 11 deadliest leaders of the past 100 years

By Earthling Concerned with some revision by Ethiopian Review. It was originally posted in 2009, but the list will remain be relevant for years and generations to come. Below is a list of the most destructive world leaders in the last 100 years. I got most of the numbers from here and if you want […]

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Al Amoudi companies that are looting Ethiopia

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The group of companies listed below are owned by Saudi agent Al Amoudi. These 40 companies are currently busy looting and plundering Ethiopia in partnership with the Woyanne apartheid junta. In the meantime, Al Amoudi’s puppet-masters in Saudi Arabia savagely attack young Ethiopian as shown in this video: Addid Gas and Plastics Factory PLC Addis […]

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Gen. Samora Yenus in a German hospital – update

UPDATE – December 28, 2012: Ethiopian Review sources are reporting that armed forces chief of staff Gen. Samora Yenus is back in a Germany hospital. In August, we reported that Samora, looking frail, returned to Addis Ababa to attend dictator Meles Zenawi’s funeral, and that he will return to the hospital. UPDATE – August 21, […]

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PM Hailemariam Desalegn expresses frustration to close confidants

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Ethiopia’s new prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, has expressed frustration with the Tigrean People Liberation Front (TPLF) to a group of close friends he recently met. One long time friend of the prime minister (who wants to remain anonymous) told Ethiopian Review today that Hailemariam is finding it impossible to get cooperation from the TPLF members […]

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Surviving Anxiety

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Solome Tibebu discusses her experience suffering from anxiety and how she survived it.

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DLA Piper back in London court to harass Ethiopian Review

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DLA Piper goes to a London court again representing the Woyanne junta and their money launderer and fellow thief Mohammed Al Amoudi to harass me and try to shut down Ethiopian Review (see here). Last time, in 2011, they succeeded in getting the London court to award them £175,000. I took the low amount as […]

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Report TPLF spy chief Debretsion Gebremichael to the U.S. Homeland Security’s War Crimes Unit

I have been informed that the TPLF spy chief Debretsion Gebremichael, who has recently been promoted as deputy prime minister, will come to the U.S. in the coming few weeks. An American friend who is a regular reader of Ethiopian Review suggested to me that Ethiopians who reside in U.S. can try to prevent him […]

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Well-known patriot Shambel Zewdu Ayalew joins ENTC

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A great Ethiopian patriot Shambel Zewdu Ayalew joins the Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) as an adviser. Shambel Zewdu was elected as a member of Ethiopian parliament representing Gondar in 2005, but when the Woyanne junta stole the election, he refused to join the parliament and went into the bushes to fight for the Ethiopian […]

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Susan Rice’s love affair with genocidal dictators in Africa (Michael Hirsh)

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By Michael Hirsh | National Journal For a president who rarely shows emotion, Barack Obama’s surprisingly personal blast at Republican critics of Susan Rice, his U.N ambassador, suggested two things. One, Obama genuinely admires Rice and thinks she’s being unfairly criticized for giving a controversial explanation of the Sept. 11 Benghazi attack that later didn’t […]

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Some of the poor in Addis Ababa survive on restaurant leftovers

While members of the ruling Woyanne junta and their families plunder the country and buy properties in Western capitals, over one million people in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa are left homeless and many of them depend on restaurant leftovers to survive. Addis Fortune reports the following: (ADDIS FORTUNE) — Fekadu Petros, 24, moved to Addis […]

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Obama’s adviser on human rights accuses Susan Rice of being a bystander to genocide

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In a 2001 article, Samantha Power, currently a Special Assistant to President Barack Obama, referred to Ambassador Susan Rice and her colleagues as “Bystanders to Genocide” for failing to intervene and try to stop the Rwanda genocide. Samantha writes: At an interagency teleconference in late April, Susan Rice, a rising star on the National Security […]

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Obama failed to stand for the cause of freedom

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By Elias Kifle President Barack Obama has been a terrible disappointment for many Ethiopians and freedom loving people who supported him and voted for him in 2008. It is unforgivable that the Obama Administration had befriended, supported and praised the late Ethiopian dictator, Meles Zenawi, a genocidal tyrant whose hands were soaked with the blood […]

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Statement from the Holy Synod of Ethiopian Orthodox Church

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The Holly Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in exile has issued a statement following its regular meeting last week. Click here to read.

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ENTC names Uganda diplomatic representative

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PRESS RELEASE [pdf] The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has appointed Ato Dereje Begashaw as its Diplomatic Representative in Uganda. One of Ato Dereje’s first tasks as a diplomatic representative was to establish communications with the Government of Uganda. In a letter sent to Mr. Sam Kutesa, Foreign Affairs Minister of Uganda, he requested a […]

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Nigerian TV commentator pokes fun at Azeb Mesfin for refusing to leave the palace

Nigerian TV commentator Adeola also updates you on the first lady of Ethiopia who refused to leave the national palace after her husband Meles Zenawi died 3 months ago.

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Ethiopian Muslims continue protests, as new PM continues the legacy of interference

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By Mohammed Osman A couple of days after Ethiopia’ new Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn voiced his government’s stubborn stance towards the legitimate demands of the country’s Muslims, the faithful continued their nationwide protests against government interference in religious affairs. The mosque-based protest was staged on Friday, October 19, at Anwar and Nur mosques, two major […]

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The 2nd debate between Obama vs. Romney, Tuesday 9 PM (watch live)

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The second U.S. presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney is scheduled for 9:00 PM on Tuesday, October 16.

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Occupy palace – Week 3

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It’s been 3 weeks now since the widow of Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi has been refusing to leave the prime minister’s residence in the National Palace. Azeb Mesfin, popularly known as ‘the mother of corruption’, is causing a major embarrassment for the new prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, and the ruling party by refusing to vacate […]

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US Vice Presidential Debate – Live video

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Biden vs. Rayan: U.S vice presidential debate, Thursday, Oct. 11. Watch live below. Coverage starts at 8:30 PM Washington DC time.

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Radio Negashi discussion with ENTC speaker Sileshi Tilahun

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Radio Negashi Voice of Ethiopian Muslims discusses recent developments in Ethiopia with Speaker of the Ethiopian National Transitional Council Ato Sileshi Tilahun. Listen below or click here to listen. [podcast]http://etntc.org/radio/web/Seleshi-Negashi.mp3[/podcast]

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Pennsylvania couple arrested for abusing Ethiopian kids

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PENNSYLVANIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania prosecutor and his wife severely mistreated their adopted Ethiopian children – their 6-year-old boy who a doctor found malnourished and had skin lesions and an 18-month-old girl who had signs of multiple skull fractures, county police said. Deputy Attorney General Douglas Barbour, who works out of the Pittsburgh office, and […]

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VOA reporter in Addis Ababa detained

(CPJ) Ethiopian authorities should halt their harassment of journalists covering the country’s Muslim community and their intimidation of citizens who have tried to speak to reporters about sensitive religious, ethnic, and political issues, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police in the capital, Addis Ababa, briefly detained Marthe Van Der Wolf, a reporter with […]

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Reeyot Alemu wins IWMF’s ‘Courage in Journalism and Lifetime Achievement Award’

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Women from Ethiopia, Palestine, Azerbaijan and Pakistan honored WASHINGTON, D.C. — Each year the IWMF honors women journalists who have shown extraordinary strength of character and integrity while reporting the news under dangerous or difficult circumstances. This year’s winners are: Reeyot Alemu, 31, an Ethiopian columnist currently imprisoned on charges of terrorism after writing critiques […]

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Occupy palace – Week 2

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It’s been 2 weeks now since the widow of Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi has been refusing to leave the prime minister’s residence in the National Palace. Azeb Mesfin, aka the mother of corruption, is causing a major embarrassment for the new prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, and his government by refusing to vacate the official residence […]

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Ethiopian Muslims resume protest against government interference

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By William Davison (Bloomberg) — Today, several thousand Ethiopian Muslims protested in the capital, Addis Ababa, against what they say is government interference in the election of Islamic council leaders, a participant said. An election for the Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Supreme Council is scheduled to be held on Oct. 7, for the first time in […]

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‘Person of the Year’ nomination

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The year 2012 is coming to an end in about two months and so it is time for Ethiopian Review to start the process of selecting its Person of the Year. As a long running Ethiopian Review tradition, we take the Person of the Year selection seriously. Please share with us your choice with convincing […]

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ESAT is back on air Ethiopia

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Addis Ababa residents confirmed to Ethiopian Review that ESAT is back on air. ESAT also issued the following press release: ESAT has finalizing testing and is back on air in Ethiopia through New Horn TV. ESAT Management would like to announce that it has resumed its satellite TV program transmission to Ethiopia and neighbouring countries […]

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ENTC calls for public discussion on transitional government

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The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has presented a proposal to Ethiopian opposition groups to come together and form a transitional government. ENTC is also calling for public discussion on the process of transitioning Ethiopia to a multiparty democracy. The fact that Ethiopia has a new prime minister is a positive development, but no one […]

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Hailemariam is doing just fine

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By Elias Kifle What type of government Ethiopia will have is NOT up to Hailemariam, Bereket and their EPRDF alone. The opposition can and should have a big role if we put our acts together. For me and many in the opposition camp, the premiership of Hailemariam is a big, a real positive change for […]

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EPRDF to become a unitary party

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By Elias Kifle Ethiopia’s ruling coalition, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), has been undergoing major overhaul after its former chairman Meles Zenawi died in July. For the first time in the coalition’s 23-year-old existence, the top leadership went from the Tigrean People Liberation Front (TPLF) to a junior member organization, the Southern Ethiopian […]

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Meles Zenawi’s legacy of terror

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By Melakou Tegegn Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi died in August after ruling the country from 1995 to 2012. Contrary to regime claims of economic development, he will be remembered for crushing all dissent to his rule. Discussing Meles’ legacy is not discussing one person; Meles represented his party and government. The discussion on his legacy […]

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Ethiopian flight 409 might be a victim of Israel-Hizbullah war (Wikileaks)

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Wikileaks has released documents today that shed new light on what has cause the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 in 2009. The new WikiLeaks releases are email threads from the global intelligence firm Stratfor dating back to the time of the Ethiopian Airlines crash. While investigations were taking place in Beirut and Paris, Stratfor […]

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No official residence for Ethiopia’s new prime minister yet

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It’s been 7 days since Ethiopia’s prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn was sworn in, but he is yet to move in to the official residence of the prime minister at the National Palace. The problem is that Azeb Mesfin, widow of the late dictator, Meles Zenawi, is refusing to move out. Azeb, aka the mother of […]

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ENTC requests diplomatic recognition from Germany

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The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has sent a communique to the Honorable Guido Westerwelle, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany, requesting a diplomatic recognition. The letter was sent to the Minister by Mikael Endriase, ENTC’s diplomatic representative in Germany. The letter explains ENTC’s mission, and discusses the worsening political, economic and security crises […]

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For Susan Rice, a Chance for Redemption

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By Selam Beyene, PhD The eulogy delivered in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa by Susan Rice, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, on the occasion of the funeral and mysterious death of dictator Meles Zenawi will probably go down in the annals of US diplomacy as one of the most inauspicious moments in which an […]

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ENTC thanks Ana Gomes for speaking out against injustice in Ethiopia

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Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) sent a letter of appreciation to Honorable Ana Maria Gomes thanking her for taking a stand and passionately speaking out in defense of the human rights of the people of Ethiopia. Click here to read the letter.

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A campaign of terror and mass executions in Ogaden

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(SVT) — Swedish Television’s Africa correspondent Johan Ripås has become privy to further documentation, smuggled out of Ethiopia. The video evidence shows that whole villages have been emptied of inhabitants through executions and mass flight from terror. “These atrocities are well known in Ogaden. But no proper evidence has reached the world until now,” says […]

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Stop bullshitting

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By Elias Kifle After I wrote a commentary a few days ago saying that we Ethiopians need to give the new prime minister some time to prove himself worthy of our support, I have received a flood of responses from some who supported my call, others who strongly opposed me, and a few who are […]

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ENTC sends a message of hope and call for action to Ethiopia’s new prime minister

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The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) sent an open letter to the newly sworn in prime minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn, expressing hope that he will work to unite Ethiopians and help bring freedom, justice and development to the country. The letter also suggests a set of actions that the prime minister must take right […]

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Hailemariam Desalegn sworn in as the new prime minister of Ethiopia (video)

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Hailemariam Desalegn has been sworn in as the prime minister of Ethiopia today, 21 September 2012, by the parliament. Hailemariam’s first act as prime minister today was to nominate the deputy prime minister. Demeke Mekonnen’s nomination has been approved unanimously by the parliament and he became the deputy prime minister. ETV reported that the new […]

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TPLF judges confiscate properties of political prisoners

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ESAT reported today that a TPLF-dominated kangaroo court in Ethiopia has ordered the confiscation of properties that belong to political prisoners Andualem Aragie and Eskinder Nega. Tomorrow, Friday, the new prime minister of Ethiopia will be sworn in and on the eve of this important event, the TPLF judges decide to confiscate properties that belong […]

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TPLF elects chairman and vice-chairman

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The former ruling party in Ethiopia, Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), has elected a replacement for its deceased leader Meles Zenawi. The new chairman is Tigray Region president Abay Wolde, and the vice-chairman is radio jammer Debretsion Gebremichael.

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TPLF founder Sebhat Nega speaks out against the transitional government idea

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Members of the TPLF tribal gang are acting like a headless chicken these days.

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Ethiopian scientist works on a research to make Facebook faster

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TEXAS (CBSDFW) – Facebook awards a grant to University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) to make the social media site faster. “We are very excited to be part of Facebook,” says Dr. Dereje Agonafer from University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). Agonafer says data centers account for roughly 2 percent of all U.S. energy use. […]

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An international incident in California over an Ethiopian flag

(MercuryNews.com) — An international incident of sorts arose over an Ethiopian flag raising at San Jose City Hall to honor the African country’s New Year, which begins on Sept. 11. And it wasn’t over the unfortunate coincidence with what is now a day of infamy and national mourning in the US. Rather, the dispute was […]

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The ‘miracle revolution’

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With selection of Hailemariam Desalegn from Wolaita and Demeke Mekonnen from Amhara as prime minister and deputy prime minister, Meles Zenawi’s and TPLF’s dream of ruling Ethiopia for at least 50 years has ended today. Meles Zenawi had never intended for this to happen. His intention was to retire in 2015, after making his wife […]

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Ethiopia’s ruling party chooses new chairman and vice-chairman (video)

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Ethiopia’s ruling junta, EPRDF, elected Hailemariam Desalegn as chairman and Demeke Mekonnen as vice-chairman

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EPRDF chooses Hailemriam Desalegn and Demeke Mekonnen as chair and vice chair

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By William Davison ADDIS ABABA (Bloomberg) — Ethiopia’s ruling party, EPRDF, confirmed acting Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn as the successor to the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. Meles, who led Ethiopia for 21 years and who oversaw one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies, died on Aug. 20 from an infection contracted while he was recovering from […]

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Swedish journalists recount their horrific experience in Ethiopia

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[Translated from Swedish] “We thought we were going to die” (SVT) — It was an emotional press conference where Swedish journalists Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson who talked about their experiences in Ethiopia. The atmosphere was charged and the two journalists were greeted as heroes with applause when they entered the hall, straight from the […]

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Ethiopia’s ruling junta convened to choose a replacement to the late dictator (video)

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Ethiopia’s ruling junta, EPRDF, convened today to choose a successor to the late dictator Meles Zenawi. Today’s meeting has just ended, but there is no official announcement on any decision yet. The meeting was chaired by acting prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn. The following is the only official news so far: A two-day EPRDF Council meeting […]

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Ethiopian National Transitional Council spreads its regime change message in Ethiopia

In the Ethiopian New Year, Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC), in collaboration with Tinsae Ethiopia, has intensified its call to the people of Ethiopia to get organized and liberate ourselves from the TPLF regime. During the past week, Tinsae Ethiopia members in Addis Ababa and other cities have been working closely with the ENTC to […]

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Massacre in Qorile village, eastern Ethiopia

The TPLF regime army in Ethiopia has summarily executed the following Ethiopians at Qurile village, in the Ogaden region of Ethiopia on September 6, 2012. Their names have been compiled from eyewitnesses who have escaped the massacre. Many civilians in the village are missing. This is the second time that the TPLF junta carried out […]

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SVT released additional video exposing the orchestrated arrest of two Swedish journalists in Ethiopia

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(SVT) — Yesterday SVT showed video as an evidence that the arrest of Swedish journalists in Ethiopia was staged. Now we can show even more pictures from the interrogations. (Warning: GRAPHIC IMAGES) In the new the latest video, one can see how Martin Schibbye during a hearing was forced to show the contents of his […]

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Ana Gomes says Meles Zenawi died in July; talks about succession delay in Ethiopia

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Hon. Ana Gomes talks about the death of Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi, the delay to swear in his successor, and the political prisoners in Ethiopia. She also confirms that Meles died in July, much earlier than what the regime claims, which is August 21. Also watch the second video below where she responds to Louis […]

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Video shows a fake firefight was staged to convict two Swedish journalists in Ethiopia

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Translated from Swedish TV website SVT Proof of Hoax in Ethiopia SVT can now reveal that the videos that the Ethiopian government used as evidence of the arrest of the Swedish journalists is staged. Our sources even claim that the video was shot two days after Johan Persson and Martin Schibbye were arrested. During the […]

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Debretsion Gebremichael, the most dangerous person in TPLF

The death of dictator Meles Zenawi has left the Ethiopian ruling junta, TPLF, in disarray. Because Meles did not put a succession plan in place, TPLF and its umbrella organization, EPRDF, are now engulfed in a dangerous power struggle that could erupt in a bloody clash. The major actors in the power struggle include: Azeb […]

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Malawi police arrest 62 Ethiopians

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BLANTYRE, MALAWI (NewsTimeAfrica) — Police in Malawi’s northern border district of Karonga have arrested 62 Ethiopians suspected of entering Malawi illegally. “We got a tip from villagers that they spotted a truck full of people with strange faces packed in some bush,” said Enock Livason, a police spokesman in the district.Livason said police followed the […]

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Ethiopia ranks 140 out of 144 countries in technological readiness, World Economic Forum reports

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The World Economic Forum’s 2012-2013 Global Competitiveness Report has been released, and Ethiopia under the TPLF/EPRDF junta ranks at the bottom ten in several categories. The worst of all is technological readiness where Ethiopia ranks 140 out of 144 countries. The technological sector, particularly information technology, has been purposely stifled by the regime in order […]

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Important New Year message from Ethiopian National Transitional Council

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In a New Year message released Sunday, the Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has called for the convening of a conference in less than one month to launch the process of establishing an all-inclusive transitional government. Click here to read the message. The dangerous situation that is developing in Ethiopia as a result of the […]

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EPRDF becoming a tinderbox

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A delegation of the ruling junta in Ethiopia, Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF), has secretly met with acting prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn over the weekend in Addis Ababa to negotiate TPLF’s role in the new regime. It is not known yet what was exactly discussed at the meeting, but observers speculate that the TPLF is […]

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Al Amoudi back to drinking and partying

The drunkard billionaire sheik Mohamed Al Amoudi, best friend of the late Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi, is back to partying, getting drunk and making a fool out of himself.

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Saudi Arabia warned its citizens not to travel to Ethiopia

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RIYADH (SPA) — The Interior Ministry has warned citizens against traveling to Ethiopia. The warning came after a cable from the Saudi Embassy in Addis Ababa about the tense situation currently prevailing in Ethiopia, including violence against Muslims and the arrests made by the federal police on a daily basis. Some Saudi citizens were among […]

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TPLF prepares to conduct purges in the EPRDF rank to keep the premiership

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The Tigrean People Liberation Front (TPLF), the leading party in the ruling coalition in Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Peoples’ Democratic Front (EPRDF), is preparing to eliminate potential threats to its continued dominance by conducting purges in the EPRDF rank, according to the latest information we have received from Ethiopian Review Intelligence Unit sources in Addis Ababa. […]

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EPRDF facing leadership crisis (video)

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Ethiopia’s ruling junta, EPRDF (a coalition composed of TPLF, OPDO, ANDM, and SEPDM), is engulfed in leadership crisis after it failed to agree on a new chairman in the wake of Meles Zenawi’s death. Meles died without putting in place a succession plan, and as a result the ruling junta is facing disintegration, according to […]

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EPRDF meeting adjourned without agreement

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The Ethiopian ruling party EPRDF that is made up of 4 organizations held its executive committee meeting on Tuesday, but the meeting was adjourned after the 35 participants failed to agree on a number of issues. The TPLF was represented by 8 individuals (minus Meles Zenawi), while the other parties, OPDO, SEPDM, and ANDM were […]

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Haile Gebreselassie causes tears to flow in western Ethiopia

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Ethiopian superstar athlete Haile Gebreselassie had been observed squeezing tears from his eyes on the day dictator Meles Zenawi’s death was officially announced on August 21. We all understood that Haile was faking it, and we suspected the reason. Did he really feel sorry for the death of the monster? We believe otherwise, because we […]

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Possible coup d’etat thwarted, for now

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Ethiopia’s ruling junta is expected to make acting prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn’s fate official today, Tuesday, when EPRDF, the umbrella group led by Tigrean People Liberation Front (TPLF) convenes, according to Ethiopian Review sources. It is reported that TPLF has already settled on keeping Hailemariam as acting prime minister, while firmly holding on to most […]

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Meles’s Death: Paradoxes and Opportunities

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By Messay Kebede Beyond the pathetic and at times ridiculous theatrics of Ethiopians ordered not only to mourn but also to show visible signs of a boundless grief over the death of Meles Zenawi, henceforth advertised as a great and beloved Ethiopian leader, I hear a murmur that increasingly sounds like a condescending laughter. Who […]

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Susan Rice, you are the idiot

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Ambassador Susan Rice, who led the U.S. delegation to Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi’s funeral on Sunday, has said this: Of course he had little patience for fools, or idiots, as he liked to call them.” There is no doubt that she was referring to Meles’s opponents, the opposition groups. Susan Rice, you are the one […]

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The cause of Meles Zenawi’s death and its import

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By Selam Beyene In the absence of a legitimate autopsy report, a death certificate or a credible official statement relating to the reason behind the hospitalization and eventual death of the former ruler of one of the most populous countries in Africa, there are compelling medical and circumstantial arguments to suggest that the episode of […]

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Susan Rice brings shame and dishonor to the United States (video)

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The speech given by U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice today at Meles Zenawi’s funeral was full of lies that she brought dishonor and shame to the United States. Her speech was also an insult to the people of Ethiopia who have been terrorized by her friend, the late dictator Meles Zenawi. Even his own wife Azeb […]

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Azeb Mesfin speech at the late dictator Meles Zenawi funeral (video)

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ENTC special event in Washington DC today, Saturday

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Ethiopian National Transitional Council will hold a special event in Washington DC today to raise funds for its organizing effort in Ethiopia. Click here for more info.

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Hailemariam Desalegn demoted to deputy PM

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Acting prime minister of Ethiopia Hailemariam Desalegn was introduced as deputy prime minister today at the late dictator Meles Zenawi’s funeral by the TPLF junta officials, while foreign leaders such as South African president Jacob Zuma and South Sudan president Salva Kiir Mayardit addressed him as ‘acting prime minister.’ Head of the U.S. delegation, Amb. […]

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ETV live broadcast of late dictator’s funeral

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Why didn’t Meles Zenawi get medical treatment in Ethiopia? (San Francisco Chronicle)

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By Joel Brinkley | San Francisco Chronicle Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia’s dictator, died last month – in a Brussels hospital. Why didn’t he get medical care at home? Look at the state of his people’s health, and you’ll understand. The government provides vaccinations for only 5 percent of the children. Fewer still receive antibiotics when they […]

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TPLF media fabricates news of Meles’ burial one day in advance

The Reporter, a TPLF-affiliated local newspaper, reports that the late Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi has been buried, even though the burial will actually take place tomorrow, Sunday. This is how the TPLF media fabricates news. They prepare news about events before the actual events have even taken place. The editor, Amare Aregawi, might have inadvertently […]

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The late dictator’s funeral scaled down because of security concerns

The late Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi’s funeral Sunday has been scaled down because of security threats, according to an Ethiopian Review correspondent in Addis Ababa. The gathering for the funeral at the Addis Ababa Holy Trinity Cathedral has also been reduced to a small number of foreign dignitaries and senior members of the ruling party, […]

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Addis Ababa in a somber mood as the dictator’s burial looms

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EDITOR’S NOTE: There is a total clampdown on the independent press in Ethiopia. Even foreign correspondents are working under constant threats, frequently being called into Bereket Simon’s office to be threatened with expulsion from the country. In the report below by William Davison of Bloomberg, we removed all the junk that he was forced to […]

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U.S. gives cold shoulder to TPLF junta by sending an ambassador to Meles’ funeral

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TPLF junta officials in Ethiopia are fuming over the decision by the U.S. Government to send Ambassador Susan Rice, instead of the vice president or the secretary of state, or another more high-profile official, to the late dictator Meles Zenawi’s funeral according to Ethiopian Review Intelligence Unit sources. Apparently, the idiots believe their own propaganda […]

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Ethiopians in Houston prepare to confront Meles cry-fest participants

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Brave Ethiopians in Houston, Texas, prepare to confront supporters of the late dictator Meles Zenawi at a mass crying festival they have organized for Saturday (see more details here). The following paper has been distributed throughout Houston today by patriotic Ethiopians. Bravo Houston! [Click to enlarge]

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Zambia court sentenced 11 Ethiopians to 15 years in jail for illegal entering the country

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Why are these Ethiopians fleeing the paradise in their own country that was created by the great leader Meles Zenawi, the Moses of Ethiopia? (Times of Zambia) — ELEVEN Ethiopians have been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment each with hard labor after they pleaded guilty to the offence of entering Zambia illegally. The […]

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US federal agents arrested Ethiopian immigrant suspected of torturing political prisoners

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EDITOR’S NOTE: It is good that U.S. authorities have arrested the torture suspect, but they are being hypocritical. In fact, the U.S. foreign policy on Ethiopia promotes gross human rights violations such as torture. Just this week, the U.S. Government sends a delegation to participate in the burial ceremony to a mass murderer in Ethiopia. […]

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Addis Ababa donkeys mourn the late Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi

A large group of donkeys residing in Addis Ababa went to the National Palace to pay respect to the late Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi, according to ETV. On a serious note, the donkeys are better than all the people pigs who cried for the genocidal dictator who has been looting Ethiopia and terrorizing its people […]

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VOA listeners opinion on TPLF mass hysteria (must listen)

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VOA exposes how people through out Ethiopia are being forced to cry for the late Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi. This program pulverizes the past 10 days of all out propaganda campaign that has been waged by the TPLF junta. The desperate junta is trying to take a political profit out of the late dictator’s sudden […]

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BOYCOTT Ethiopian Airlines – NO RIGHTS? NO FLIGHTS!

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Airline boycott has a storied past in South Africa as part of a broader consumer boycott by activists standing against state repression. These activists who called for a free and democratic South Africa understood that, if one is serious about human rights and democracy, then every nonviolent resistance, including economic boycott, must be waged. For […]

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Sudan agreed to accommodate Egyptian commandos to destroy Nile dam – Wikileaks

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The latest release by Wikileaks has the following: ATTRIBUTION: STRATFOR sources SOURCE DESCRIPTION: Egyptian diplomatic source SOURCE HANDLER: Reva Follow-up to insight on Egypt asking Sudan to station commandos in Sudan for ‘worst case’ scenario on the Nile issue: Sudanese president Umar al-Bashir has agreed to allow the Egyptians to build an a small airbase […]

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TPLF mass hysteria arrives in North America

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This coming Saturday, supporters of the Woyanne junta in Toronto, Winnipeg, Canada and Houston, Texas are organizing a cry-fest for the late Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi who died over a month ago. This is a good opportunity for patriotic Ethiopians in these cities to show how much the deceased dictator is hated. Toronto is on […]

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Mekele residents are told CIA killed Meles Zenawi

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The ruling junta in Ethiopia has been spreading rumor in Tigray, its base of power, that the CIA is responsible for the death of the late Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi. To verify the information, we have called several residents in Mekele and some of them were willing to speak with us. The following is a […]

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Discussion on Ethiopian Review investigation of Al Amoudi’s disappearance

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Some Ethiopian Review readers expressed concerned that our report on Al Amoudi’s disappearance might have been contaminated by a Woyanne disinformation campaign. As we reported earlier, it appears the billionaire and business partner of the late Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi is alive. We don’t believe that we have been purposely misinformed by Woyanne. In fact, […]

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