Monthly Archives: February 2008

The suffering of Afar refugees in the Horn of Africa

Negligence and Denial of Human Rights – the Case of the Afar Refugees in the Horn of Africa

The Afars, the people who inhabit parts of Ethiopia, Djibouti and Eritrea, are the least known outside the Horn of Africa. The …

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Video: Part 2 interview with Kinijit MPs currently in Asmara

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Bethlehem Shiferaw: A trail blazing venture capitalist and role model

Bethlehem Shiferaw
Bethlehem Shiferaw

Bethlehem Shiferaw’s path to becoming a vice-president at ONCAP private equity firm started at a UNICEF internship in Nairobi. While helping the organization aid children in southern Sudan, Shiferaw was disheartened to see successful programs suffer when funding …

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Canadian citizen languishs in Ethiopian prison

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Tortured Abroad? Forgotten At Home?

By Alex Neve, Chris MacLeod, and Lorne Waldman

In three different corners of the world – China, Egypt and Ethiopia – three Canadian citizens languish in prison. Each has very likely been tortured. Each is …

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Extended dry season in Borena zone

(UNDP) The situation in Borena zone (western Ethiopia) with regard to animal health, food security and water for human and animal consumption is deteriorating on a daily basis. The extended dry season follows insufficient rainfall during the hagaya rain (October-December) …

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Most U.N. ‘peacekeepers’ reach Asmara

By Patrick Worsnip

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Most of the U.N. peacekeepers on Eritrea’s border with Ethiopia have moved to Eritrea’s capital Asmara after the Red Sea state withdrew cooperation, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

The move …

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Surprised residents delete their names from candidate list

The Woyanne-controlled Electoral Board of Ethiopia has released a list of candidates for the April 2008 local elections. Many individuals were caught by surprise to find their names in the candidate list. Some were observed deleting their names… See photo …

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ይፋ የሆነው የወያኔ እጩዎች ዝርዝር ውዝግብ አስነሳ

በቀጣዩ ሚያዝያ ለአከባቢና ማሟያ ምርጫ በወያኔ ካድሬዎች በሚመለመሉበት ወቅት ፈቃደኛ ያለመሆናቸውን ገልጸው የነበሩ አንዳንድ የአዲስ አበባ ነዋሪዎች ይፋ በተደረገው የእጩዎች ዝርዝር ውስጥ ስማቸው በመገኘቱ በምርጫ ጣቢያዎች ውዝግብ በመነሳት ላይ ነው፡፡

ለቀጣዩ ምርጫ አራት ሚሊዮን እጩዎችን ያቀረበው ወያኔ ባልታሰበ መንገድ የተቀሰቀሰውን …

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Educator leaves literacy legacy in Ethiopia

By Katherine Adams, The Daily News

GALVESTON, TEXAS — Alice Van Borssum raised nine children and then decided that when her youngest one went to kindergarten, she wanted to resume her own education.

She enrolled at Galveston College, and later …

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Ethiopian exports to U.S. rise to $81 million

Despite Ethiopia’s duty free status under AGOA, its total exports to the U.S. in 2007 was only $81 million. That may equal one month shipment of gold by Al Amoudi to Saudi. Comparing with other African countries, Nigeria’s exports

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An Ethiopian man in Seattle acquitted on obstruction charge

By Eric Nalder, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Four Seattle police officers tried unsuccessfully to pin a charge of obstructing a public officer on Seattle resident Oriyon Abraha.

They also accused him of injuring himself while in their custody — throwing himself on …

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6 Woyanne soldiers killed in Somalia

(Press TV) – At least six Ethiopian Woyanne soldiers have been killed after a remote-controlled landmine hit their military convoy north of Somali capital.

The Ethiopian Woyanne soldiers were escorting Somali President Abdullahi Yusuf, Prime Minister Nur Hassan …

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Ethiopian Football Federation reject FIFA road-map

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The Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) has rejected a move by FIFA to reinstate the group’s ousted president calling the decision biased and one-sided.

The EFF’s general assembly fired former President Dr Asheber Woldegiorgise in January for what they said was …

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Kenya rivals forge coalition to end crisis

By Duncan Miriri and C. Bryson Hull

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya’s president and opposition leader signed a deal to create a power-sharing government on Thursday, hoping to end a post-election crisis that plunged the country into its worst turmoil since …

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Ethiopia’s Youtube launched

Founded in February 2007, EthioTube is the leader in Ethiopian online video, and the premier destination to watch and share original videos related to Ethiopia worldwide through a Web experience. EthioTube allows people, mostly Ethiopians, to easily upload and share …

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Kinijit official in Jinka released after 3 days in jail

An official of the Coalition for Unity and Democracy Party (Kinijit) in the South Omo Zone, Jinka Woreda, was released today after being detained for 3 days… Read more at zikkir News Service

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በቅንጅት አስተባባሪዎች ላይ የተከፈተው ጥቃት ቀጥሏል

በመላው አገሪቱ በሚገኙ የቅንጅት አስተባባሪዎችና ለፓርቲው ከፍተኛ አስተዋጽኦ በሚያበረክቱ ግለሰቦች ላይ የተከፈተው ያለ ህግ ስርአት የማሰርና የማንገላታት ጥቃት መቀጠሉን አንድ የአመራር አባል ለዜና አገልግሎቱ ገለጹ፡፡

በደቡብ ኦሞ ዞን የጂንካ ወረዳ የቅንጅቱ አስተባባሪ የነበሩት አቶ ከተማ በላቸው በተመሳሳይ መንገድ የጥቃቱ ሰለባ …

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Keep quiet about atrocities, Woyanne warns aid workers

By Joanne Tomkinson

(Reuters) — Aid workers in Ethiopia’s remote Ogaden region are currently facing an impossible dilemma. In order to carry on helping people in the east of the country, the government has warned them that they better keep …

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The plundering of Ethiopia’s gold deposits

As the price of gold rises to a record high, the speed and intensity with which Al Amoudi and the Woyanne regime are plundering Ethiopia’s gold deposits has increased in recent days. Sources close to the Ministry of Mining …

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BOOK REVIEW: Zufan and the Flower

Reviewed by Fikre Tolossa

Zufan and the Flowers, by Haymanot Berhanu

Zufan And The Flowers, Haymanot Berhanu’s latest children’s story book has received a warm welcome so far among American readers. A number of libraries have responded to it …

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Join Barack-O-Van to Ohio

By Theodore Fikre

Ethiopians for Obama invites you to join joining the Barack-O-Van to Columbus Ohio this coming Friday, February 29th through Sunday, March 2nd. We will have a chance to contribute on the ground this weekend. As Obama says, …

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The Somali Nation: TPLF’s sacrificial lamb

By Abdullahi Dahir Moge

One can hardly flatter me for avant-gardism when I reiterate what is basically repeatedly stated by so many others: that TPLF is the main evil that is devouring the soul of Somali nation, currently. I would, …

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The prime thief orders inspection of gold at NBE

Meles Zenawi the thief

The following is from the Woyanne-controlled Ethiopian News Agency. There is a strong suspicion that Woyanne is behind the fake gold bars that were sold to the National Bank of Ethiopia. But this should not be a surprise. Meles and …

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An optician’s sight-saving expedition to Ethiopia

The Knaresborough Post, Harrogate, UK — British optician John Broadberry is taking the support and specs of Harrogate residents with him when he embarks on a sight-saving project to Ethiopia this month.

The regional director at Specsavers Opticians in Beulah …

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Ethiopia taps grain exchange in its battle on hunger

This is a misinformed report or a PR scam. What the writer failed to see is that unlike the American farmers, Ethiopian farmers do not own their land and are forced to sell their farm products to Woyanne-controlled agricultural companies

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Ethiopia rebels say killed 43 Woyanne soldiers in 2 weeks

By Tsegaye Tadesse

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopian rebels said on Wednesday they had killed 43 [Woyanne] soldiers during two weeks of battles in the remote Ogaden region, but the government said there had not even been fighting in the …

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List of candidates from Addis Ababa announced

A list of candidates for the April 2008 elections representing Addis Ababa and its sub-cities has been released today by the Woyanne-controlled Electoral Board of Ethiopia… Read more at zikkir News Service

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የአዲስ አበባ እጩዎች ዝርዝር ይፋ ሆነ

በአዲስ አበባ ከተማ ለቀጣዩ የሚያዝያ የህዝብ ተወካዮች ም/ቤት የማሟያና የክፍለ ከተማ/የቀበሌ/ ም/ቤትየሚወዳደሩ እጩዎች ዝርዝር በዛሬው እለት ይፋ ሆነ፡፡ ዝርዝሩን የሚያሰራጩ ከ300 በላይ አባላት ተመድበዋል፡፡

በምርጫ ውድድሩ የኢትዮጵያውያን ዴሞክራሲያዊ ሃይሎች ህብረት፤ የኦሮሞ ፌዴራላዊ ዴሞክራሲያዊ ንቅናቄ፤ የመላው ኢትዮጵያውያን ብሄራዊ ንቅናቄ፤ የኢትጵያውያን ዴሞክራሲያዊ …

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Dental mission to Ethiopia

By Joe Nelson, The San Bernardino Sun

Dr. Richard Parker, a Loma Linda University School of Dentistry graduate, and a team of dental students recently returned from a medical missionary trip to western Ethiopia, where they provided medical and dental …

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Some comparative studies on press freedom in Ethiopia

By Melaku Tegegne

In this article, I would like to compare the press freedom of Ethiopia with that of Russia, China, and North Korea.

Press Freedom in Russia

Time Magazine, in its special edition devoted to Vladimir Putin – Person …

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African Athletics Championships to be held in Addis Ababa

(Reuters) – More than 1,000 athletes will take part in the African Athletics Championships. Dube Jillo, technical director of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation, said 40 of Africa’s 53 states had confirmed their participation in the championships in Addis Ababa between …

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Kinijit North America resolution

The Kinijit North America general assembly meeting that was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Feb. 23 and 24 has passed a resolution – click here to read.…

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Opposition candidates quiting due to repression

Opposition candidate for the April 2008 local elections in Ethiopia are withdrawing their candidacy due to intensifying arrests and intimidations by the Woyanne regime gunmen… Read more by zikkir News Service

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Finger-pointing, frustration in Hillary camp

With a week to go before climactic tests in Texas and Ohio, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign team has slipped into full recriminations mode.

Looking backward, interviews with a cross-section of campaign aides and sympathetic outsiders suggest a team consumed with …

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የተቃዋሚ ፓርቲ እጩዎች ራሳቸውን እያገለሉ ነው

በሰሜን ሸዋ ዞን ግራር ጃርሶ ወረዳ የጉለሌ ንኡስ ወረዳ የኦፌዴንና የኦህኮ እጩዎች ያለ ህግ ስርአት በእስር ላይ ከቆዩ በኋላ ራሳቸውን ከምርጫው ማግለላቸውን ለወረዳው ምርጫ ጽ/ቤት አስታወቁ፡፡

ፍጹም ሰላማዊ በሆነ መንገድ ለፓርቲዎቻቸው በእጩነት ቀርበው የነበሩት ወጣቶች በምርጫ ቅስቀሳ ወቅት ታፍሰው ወደ …

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Aid workers warned to keep silent about atrocities

In Ethiopia, does staying silent save lives?

Government warns aid workers if they talk to press about atrocities in Somali region, they will lose access.

By Nicholas Benequista, The Christian Science Monitor

Jijiga, Ethiopia — Spotting a plume of dust …

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Video: An Ethiopian family on the ‘Jay Leno Show’

The Jay Leno Show’s Harland Williams visits an Ethiopian family

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Remembering the Rev. James Edward Orange

The Dream for Justice Lives On in Us!

By Obang O. Metho

On February 16, 2008, the Reverend James Orange, a great civil rights leader and a top aide to Martin Luther King, Jr., died in Atlanta, Georgia. Rev. James …

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ODM: the CUDP of Kenya

By Yilma Bekele

Recent events in Kenya bring a smile to all Africans. Darkness and gloom are in the process of being replaced by joy and hope. The Kenyan government should be given credit for its willingness to sit and …

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Mean-spirited edict masquerading as a legislative measure

By Alemayehu G. Mariam

“Charity begins at home,” goes the old saying. But with the Zenawi regime, it is, “No good deed will go unpunished.” The so-called “Charities and Societies Draft Proclamation No. 00/2007” [hereinafter “Proclamation”] currently under review by …

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Woyanne to export 20,000 camels to Egypt (ENA)

These camels no doubt were stolen from Ogaden and Afar regions.
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Ethiopia to export 20,000 camels to Egypt

(ENA) SAAFI Trading and Agro Industry PLC [a well-known Woyanne affiliated company], Ethiopia’s second largest live animal exporting company, envisages to …

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Renowned Ethiopian pianist at Howard University on March 1st

Renowned Ethiopian pianist and composer Girma Yefrashewa will perform at Howard University, Washington DC, on March 1st, 2008. Click to enlarge the poster below.

Renowned Ethiopian pianist at Howard University on March 1st
Girma Yefrashewa will perform at Howard University on March 1, 2008

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200 Ethiopians and other Africans detained in Tel Aviv raid

Africans cannot live and work in their own continent because of the vampire leaders like Meles Zenawi.

(Associated Press) – Police on Monday detained about 200 Africans who infiltrated the country through the porous border with Egypt in recent months, …

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Attack on Somali puppet troops leave at least 18 dead

(DPA) – Mogadishu – At least 18 [Woyanne-backed] Somali troops were killed in an attack by Somali insurgents when they seized the southern town of Dinsoor and then retreated, witnesses said Monday.

“Early Monday, we heard explosions and machine gun …

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Ethiopia’s war on its own (Los Angeles Times)

The [Woyanne] government is accused of a reign of terror similar to what is happening in Darfur.

By Ronan Farrow, Los Angeles Times

DADAAB, KENYA — The bullet tore through Ibrahim Hamad’s torso and lodged in his hip. The 26-year-old …

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የቅንጅት የላእላይ ም/ቤት በቀጣዩ ሳምንት ወሳኝ ስብሰባ ያደርጋል

እስካሁን በነበረውና ወደፊት ሊከናወኑ በሚገባቸው ወሳኝ የትግል እንቅስቃሴዎች ላይ አሳሪ ውሳኔዎችን ለማሳለፍ የቅንጅት ለአንድነትና ለዴሞክራሲ ፓርቲ የላእላይ ም/ቤት በቀጣዩ ሳምንት ስብሰባ ያደርጋል፡፡

ምርጫ 97ትን ተከትሎ በተፈጠረው ቀውስ የታሰሩ የፓርቲው አባላትን በማስፈታት፤ አደጋ ላይ ወድቆ የነበረውንና በራሱ ሊቀመንበር የማፍረስ ሙከራ የተደረገበትን …

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የዛላ ወረዳ የቅንጅት አስተባባሪ ታሰሩ

በጋሞጎፋ ዞን ዛላ ወረዳ የቅንጅት አስተባባሪ የሆኑት አቶ አየለ አርብ እለት ከሰአት በኋላ በወያኔ ካድሬዎች ከስራ ቦታቸው ታፍነው ከተወሰዱ በኋላ እስካሁን በእስር ላይ እንደሚገኙ ምንጮቻችን ገለጹ፡፡

የቅንጅት የስራ አስፈጻሚ ቡድን በደቡብ ክልል ደጋፊዎቹንና አባላቱን አነጋግሮ ከተመለሰ በኋላ በደጋፊዎቹና በአስተባባሪዎቹ ላይ …

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Video: Secret agenda of the Tigray People Liberation Front

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FIFA and CAF resolve Ethiopian soccer sqabble

(Panapress) – The world soccer governing body, FIFA, and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) have moved to stop the management crisis dogging the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF), according to a joint statement from the two bodies.

To set the …

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Kinijit NA elects its leaders

The two-day Kinijit North America general assembly meeting was adjourned Sunday evening after electing it officials and deciding on a new set of action plans. The assembly elected the following individuals to lead Kinijit North America:

1. Ato Aklog Lemeneh, …

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Superdelegates are flocking to Obama

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Democratic superdelegates are starting to follow the voters – straight to Barack Obama.

In just the past two weeks, more than two dozen of them have climbed aboard his presidential campaign, according to …

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Photo: Kinijit North America general assembly, Las Vegas

Photos taken at Kinijit North America General Assembly meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, Feb. 23, 2008

Kinijit North America general assembly, Las Vegas
Kinijit North America general assembly, Las Vegas (photo: Kinijit NA)…
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ፓርቲዎች ቁጥጥር እየተደረገባቸው አላማቸውን አስተዋወቁ

በቀጣዩ ሚያዝያ ለሚካሄደው አከባቢና የማሟያ እንዲሁም የቀበሌ ም/ቤት ምርጫ አላማቸውን ማስተዋወቅ ለሚፈልጉ ፓርቲዎች በተዘጋጀና በወያኔ ካድሬዎች ቁጥጥር በሚደረግበት መድረክ ላይ የተለያዩ አመለካከቶች ተንጸባረቁ፡፡

‹‹ለውድድሩ ካቀረብናቸው ወጣቶች 1/3ኛ ያህሉ ታስረዋል፡፡›› – አቶ ቡልቻ ደመቅሳ

‹‹ብዙ አኮኖሚስቶች፤ብዙ አናሊስቶች፤ብዙ…አሉን›› – አየለ ጫሚሶ

‹‹አባሎቻችን …

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የወያኔ ካድሬዎች የቤት ለቤት ቅስቀሳ ጀመሩ

በቀጣዩ ሚያዝያ ለሚካሄደው የአከባቢና የማሟያ ምርጫ የህዝቡን አመለካከት ለመገንዘብ በሚል በዛሬው እለት ከረፋዱ 4፡00 ሰአት ጀምሮ የወያኔ ካድሬዎች በአዲስ አበባ ክፍለ ከተሞች የቤት ለቤት ቅስቀሳ ጀመሩ፡፡

አብዛኛው ሰው ከጠዋት የአምልኮ ስፍራዎች ተመልሶ እቤት ይገኛል ተብሎ በሚታሰብበት ሰአት ቅስቀሳው የተጀመረ ሲሆን …

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Four Woyanne soldiers killed in Mogadishu ambush

MOGADISHU (Garowe Online) – At least four soldiers with the Ethiopian Woyanne armed forces deployed in Somalia were killed Saturday after their water truck was ambushed by suspected insurgents, witnesses said.

The group of attackers used assault rifles …

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Ethiopian migrants dumped off of Somalia’s north coast

LAS QORAY, Somalia Feb 23 (Garowe Online) – Nearly 120 Ethiopian migrants were dumped off of north Somalia’s coastal town of Las Qoray and informed that they were on Yemeni shores, local sources reported Saturday.

Las Qoray residents …

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Kinijit NA meeting continues today in Las Vegas

The Kinijit North America general assembly meeting has been adjourned for tonight after meeting through out the day. Most of time today was allocated for hearing reports from the executive committee, the auditor and representatives for the various chapters. Tomorrow, …

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Kinijit NA general assembly convened

Kinijit NA general assembly convened

The Kinijit North America general assembly meeting has been convened this morning in Las Vegas, Nevada. Several representatives of Kinijit chapters through out the United States are taking part in the meeting. The party’s top …

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‘Ethiopian Idol’ TV show coming soon on ETN

The Washington DC-based Ethiopian Television Network will air a new show named “Ethiopian Idol.” Watch the video announcement below. For more information, visit ouretn.com

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The planned talks between Ayele Chamiso and Kinijit failed

The plan by Ato Ayele Chamiso’s group to hold negotiations with the Kinijit executive committee failed to materialize due to unacceptable preconditions… Read more by zikkir News Service

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የምርጫ ጣቢያዎች በዝግ ችሎት እየሰሩ ነው

በምርጫ ታሪክ አስገራሚ ክንውኖች እየተካሄደበት ባለው የሚያዝያው ምርጫ ከአዲስ አበባ ደቡብ ምእራብ 19 ኪ.ሜ. ርቀት ላይ በምትገኘው የአለም ገና ወረዳ የሚገኙት የምርጫ አስፈጻሚዎች ጽ/ቤታቸውን በመዝጋት የወያኔ እጩዎችን ብቻ በማስተናገድ ላይ እንደሚገኙ በስፍራው ተገኝቶ ያረጋገጠው ሪፖርተራችን ዘገባ አመለከተ፡፡ የምርጫ ጣብያው ሃላፊ …

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ቀሪ እስረኞችን ለማስፈታት ጥረት እየተደረገ ነው

ምርጫ 97ትን ተከትሎ በተፈጠረው ቀውስ ወያኔ ያሰራቸውንና የተፈረደባቸውን እስረኞች ለማስፈታት በወ/ት ብርቱካን ሚደቅሳ የሚመራው የቅንጅት የስራ አስፈጻሚ ቡድን ከፍተኛ ጥረት በማድረግ ላይ መሆኑን አንድ የስራ አስፈጻሚ አባል ለዜና አገልግሎቱ ገለጹ፡፡ ወ/ት ብርቱካን በዚህ ሳምንት አሜሪካ ውስጥ በሚካሄደው የቅንጅት ሰሜን አሜሪካ …

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ቅንጅቱን ለአመራሩ ማስረከብ በጅምር ቀረ

በአየለ ጫሚሶ ቡድን አባላት ፍላጎትና ተነሳሽነት ቅንጅትን በወ/ት ብርቱካን ሚደቅሳ ለሚመራው የስራ አስፈጻሚ አካል የማስረከብ ሂደት በግላዊ አጀንዳዎችና ፍላጎቶች የተነሳ ተቋረጠ፡፡

ተቀባይነት በማጣትና በደጋፊ ድርቅ የተመቱት የአየለ ጫሚሶ ቡድን አባላት ከህብረተሰቡ እየደረሰባቸው የነበረውን ጫናና የፖለቲካ ሚዛኑን በማስላት ከስራ አስፈጻሚው ወኪሎች …

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Woyanne summoned former Somali PM to Addis Ababa

After a Woyanne general bitch slaps the Somali president twice in the face this week, Meles has summoned former Somali prime minister to Addis Ababa for talks. Can it get any more bizarre?

(Garowe Online) – The former …

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Eritrea says doesn't want new war with Ethiopia

By Louis Charbonneau

UNITED NATIONS, (Reuters) – Eritrea does not want another war with Ethiopia and seeks good relations with its neighbor, provided Addis Ababa withdraws from Eritrean territory, Eritrea’s U.N. ambassador said on Friday.

Ethiopia and Eritrea have both …

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Eritrea says doesn’t want new war with Ethiopia

By Louis Charbonneau

UNITED NATIONS, (Reuters) – Eritrea does not want another war with Ethiopia and seeks good relations with its neighbor, provided Addis Ababa withdraws from Eritrean territory, Eritrea’s U.N. ambassador said on Friday.

Ethiopia and Eritrea have both …

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Woyanne troops arrive in Somalia

Shabelle Media Network (Mogadishu) – Hundreds of Ethiopian troops with more than 25 vehicles have reached in Dhuso-mareb district of Galgadud region central Somalia on Friday witnesses said.

The soldiers left there have pulled out from Hiran region and made …

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Bahrain's Maryam wins Stockholm race

Gulf Daily News

BAHRAIN’S Maryam Yusuf Jamal won the women’s 1,500m race by the narrowest of margins at the ‘GE Galan’ indoor athletics meeting in Stockholm late Thursday night.

Maryam, running in her first race of the year, comfortably paced …

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Bahrain’s Maryam wins Stockholm race

Gulf Daily News

BAHRAIN’S Maryam Yusuf Jamal won the women’s 1,500m race by the narrowest of margins at the ‘GE Galan’ indoor athletics meeting in Stockholm late Thursday night.

Maryam, running in her first race of the year, comfortably paced …

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Humans spread from Ethiopia 100,000 years ago, study

Around the world from Addis Ababa

Two studies of genetic mutations tracked how humans spread from Ethiopia 100,000 years ago.

By KAREN KAPLAN, Los Angeles Times

Scrutinizing the DNA of 938 people from 51 distinct populations around the world, geneticists …

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French gov’t not sure about kidnap claim by Woyanne

(AFP) – PARIS – Ethiopian Woyanne troops have escorted a group of 28 French tourists to safety following violence in the eastern Danakil region, the French foreign ministry said.

Ethiopian television had reported that rebels backed by the Eritrean government …

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RFS Annual Report 2008 on Ethiopia

Reporters Without Borders

The Ethiopia of Meles Zenawi is not the dictatorship of former president Mengistu, who was overthrown in 1991 and who held the country in a Stalinist grip. Privately-owned newspapers do their best to enliven the intellectual life …

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Woyanne general slaps Somali President twice on the face

(Press TV) – General Gabre Heard, who is in charge of Woyanne occupation forces in Somalia, has slapped Somalia’s interim President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed twice on the face, officials say.

The row between President Yusuf Ahmed and Gen. …

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AU says Ethiopia, Eritrea lack “goodwill” to end border dispute

Nairobi (DPA) – The African Union (AU) said Friday it remains engaged in the border crisis between Eritrea and Ethiopia but said the two parties lack goodwill to bring an end to the dispute.

A United Nations mission monitoring the …

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Politicization of food aid in Ogaden

Statement by the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF)

Humanitarian aid distribution to the people of Ogaden continues to be severely restricted by armed forces of the Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) led regime in Ethiopia. The small amounts of aid …

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3,500 Ethiopian children adopted by Americans since 1990

By Elisabeth Hulette, The Capital

For the past few months, the Stimely family’s four daughters have been throwing nightly dance parties in their living room to the tunes of Disney’s wildly popular “High School Musical.”

It’d be a nightly scene …

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University of Arizona aiding Ethiopia with famine

3-year grant will offer classes on disaster management

By Ashley Waggoner, The Wildcat Online

Researchers from the University of Arizona (UA) have received a three-year, $200,000 grant to aid in Ethiopia’s famine disaster.

The UA has teamed with Bahir Dar …

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Barbaric Egyptian police continue to gun down immigrants

Amnesty International
Five African migrants shot dead crossing Egypt-Israel border

Amnesty International supporters are sending appeals to the Egyptian authorities expressing concern that three men and two women have been shot dead by Egyptian security forces since the beginning of …

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Kinijit top official arrives in the U.S.

An executive committee member of the Coalition for Unity and Democracy Party (Kinijit), Ato Kifle Tigneh, has arrived in the U.S. yesterday to attend the Kinijit North America General Assembly this coming weekend in Las Vegas. Kinijit vice-chair Birtukan Mideksa …

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Dual Identity: Overcoming the Ethiopian-American dilemma

By Agere Mekuria

Unlike most of the US presidential elections in recent past, this one is characterized by many firsts (first woman, first black, etc…) and, at least on the democratic side, the presidential race has managed to stir up …

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Opposition candidates denied id

Several candidates representing opposition parties in Ethiopia have been denied identification papers that allows them to participate in the April 2008 local election… Read more at zikkir News Service

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ምርጫ ቦርድ የተቃዋሚ እጩዎችን መታወቂያ ከለከለ

የምርጫ ቦርድ ህግ በሚያዘው መሰረት አስፈላጊውን ሂደት አሟልተው ለሚያዝያው የአከባቢና የማሟያ ምርጫ ራሳቸውን ያዘጋጁ የተቃዋሚ ፓርቲ እጩዎች ለመወዳደር ብቁ የሚያደርጋቸውን መታወቂያ ቢጠይቁም ምርጫ ቦርድ የተለያዩ ሰበቦችን በመደርደር ሊሰጣቸው እንዳልቻለ ምንጮቻችን ገለጹ፡፡

በህጋዊ መንገድ ለመንቀሳቀስ ከምርጫ ቦርድ ፈቃድ ያወጡ ፓርቲዎች በምርጫ …

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How press freedom muzzled in Ethiopia

By Melaku Tegegne

Freedom of Speech is probably the phrase with the longest tradition. Freedom of speech addresses the ability of individuals to communicate ideas and information without interference with the state. When we talk about interference by the state …

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It’s time for Africans to sweep our huts clean of dirty politics

By Obang Metho

The African roosters are crowing from the north to the south to the east and to the west as the first rays of dawn’s light are cracking through the darkness hanging over Africa. From all over the …

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Woyanne says stops kidnap of 28 French tourists

ADDIS ABABA, Feb 20 (Reuters) – Ethiopia Woyanne said on Wednesday security forces had stopped soldiers from neighbouring Eritrea abducting 28 French tourists in its remote northern Afar region.

“An attempt by Eritrean forces to abduct 28 French tourists in …

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Obama extends lead over Clinton by 14 points

By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – Barack Obama has surged past Hillary Clinton to open a big national lead in the Democratic presidential race, according to a Reuters/Zogby poll released on Wednesday.

Obama also leads Republican front-runner John …

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Ethiopians for Obama volunteering in Ohio

Ethiopians for Obama will be volunteering in Columbus Ohio to deliver a victory for Barack Obama in Ohio’s primary which is being held on March 4th. Ethiopians in Virginia, DC, Maryland, New York, Minnesota, and every corner of the United …

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Video: Interview with Kinijit MPs from Asmara

Interview with Kinijit members of parliament Ato Leul Keskis and Ato Getachew Teshale who recently went to Eritrea to join Ethiopian freedom fighters.

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The American elections and the ruminations of an Ethiopian

By Messay Kebede

The initial and widespread skepticism surrounding Barack Obama’s presidential ambition was first seriously challenged when he won the democratic race in Iowa. Since then, Obama’s successive victories in many states and his emergence as the leading Democratic …

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U.N. peacekeepers move to Asmara

By Patrick Worsnip

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 19 (Reuters) – U.N. peacekeepers monitoring a border security zone between Eritrea and Ethiopia are regrouping in the Eritrean capital of Asmara after Eritrea cut off their fuel and food, U.N. officials said on …

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Somali insurgents kill 2 Woyannes – Reuters

By Ahmed Mohamed

BAIDOA, Somalia, Feb 20 (Reuters) – Somali insurgents killed two Ethiopian Woyanne soldiers in the southern town of Baidoa on Wednesday, residents said.

Baidoa is the seat of Somalia’s parliament. Businesses in the centre halted as dozens …

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Excerpt from a book by Dinaw Mengestu

Excerpt from Dinaw Mengestu’s The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

Joseph’s already drunk when he comes into the store. He strolls through the open door with his arms open. You get the sense when watching him that even the grandest …

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Bedru Adem refuses to talk to the Shawel gang in Addis

A group of individuals from Hailu Shawel’s newly regrouped former party, AEUP, went to Ato Bedru Adem’s home in Addis Ababa today to talk to him about coming back to the group. Ato Bedru, still angry about they way he …

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አቶ በድሩ አደምን ለማባበል የተደረገው ጥረት አልተሳካም

ከአቶ ሃይሉ ሻውል ጋር በመሆን በተለያዩ የውጭ አገራት በመዘዋወር የገንዘብ ማሰባሰብ ሲያደርጉ የቆዩት አቶ በድሩ አደም ወደ አዲስ አበባ ከተመለሱ በኋላ ቸርችል ጎዳና ወደሚገኘው የቀድሞው የቅንጅት ቢሮ እንዲመጡ በእነ አቶ አባይነህ ቢጠየቁም ደርሶብኛል በሚሉት በደል የተነሳ ቅሬታ ስላደረባቸው አኩርፈው መቀመጣቸውን …

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U.S. drops Africa military HQ plan

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The US military has decided to keep the headquarters of its new Africa Command in Germany, after only one African nation, Liberia, offered to host it.

Most African countries have been wary of plans to base the command, Africom, on …

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Woyanne arrests 309 police officers

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ADDIS ABABA, Feb 18, 2008 (AFP) — Over 300 police officers suspected of links with rebels have been arrested in Ethiopia’s restive Ogaden region as part of a government crackdown, state-media reported on Monday.

Regional police commissioner [Woyanne mercinery] Yussuf …

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Nigist ‘Honda’ Gebrehiwot denied political asylum

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has denied Wzr. Nigist Gebrehiwot her request for political asylum. The ER Research Unit has learned that the USCIS rejected Wzr. Nigist’s application saying that the Woyanne regime in Ethiopia has given her …

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Millionaire sheiks turning Ethiopia in to their personal brothel

The tourist resorts that are planned to be built by these millionaire Arab sheiks are nothing more than their personal whorehouses where they take advantage of poor and desperate Ethiopians. Al Amoudi and his Arab friends see Ethiopia under Woyanne

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Bedru Adem turns his back on the Shawel gang

Ato Bedru Adem, the notorious member of the Hailu Shawel gang, is back in Ethiopia after Ato Hailu pushed him out of his inner circle for being too demanding and asking t.o many sensitive questions of financial nature. He is …

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Éthiopiques 23 is devoted to Orchestra Ethiopia

Reviewed by by Deanne Sole for PopMatters
Éthiopiques 23
It must be a great thing to play the mèssengo. The breadth of Ethiopian music made available by the Éthiopiques is one of the series’ great strengths. In 23 albums we’ve crossed from …

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