Monthly Archives: June 2010

Influx of military personnel overwhelms U.S. embassy in Ethiopia

By Carl LeVan

According to a “sensitive but unclassified” report from the U.S. State Department’s Inspector General on the US Embassy in Ethiopia just released, the Embassy suffered high staff turnover in the wake of unpopular decisions pushed through by …

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Woyannes vow to build closer military ties with China

The Meles regime plays China against the U.S. as more U.S. officials express discontent with worsening political crisis in Ethiopia. The news below about Woyanne’s military cooperation with China is Meles Zenawi’s way of telling the U.S. that ‘I do …

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U.N. slowly coming to its senses regarding Eritrea

The U.N. and United States Department of State are slowly reversing their belligerent and misguided policy on the Government of Eritrea. U.N.’s change of heart is evident in today’s comment by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who praised Eritrea as working …

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Speaking Truth On Behalf of Ethiopia’s Youth

Alemayehu G. Mariam

Note: This is my fourth commentary on the theme, “Where do we go from here?” following the rigged elections in Ethiopia last month in which the ruling dictatorship won by 99.6 percent[1]. In this piece, I express

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Woyanne retails land for $1 per acre to foreign agribusiness

An Indian journal, The Hindu Business Line, is reporting that the ruling junta in Ethiopia is renting fertile Ethiopian land for $1 per acre in a form of long-term lease to foreign corporations, while starving the people of Ethiopia

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Distraught Ethiopians crowd a Nairobi home

Ethiopians suspected to be victims of a human trafficking racket, were discovered on Wednesday at a bungalow on the outskirts of Nairobi.

The 41 men were found in a secluded house about three kilometres from Ngong Town. The quiet compound …

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Confessions of a disappointed Ethiopian

By Yilma Bekele

Foreign policy magazine had an article by Professor George Ayittey titled “The worst of the worst-bad dude dictators and general coconut heads.” As an Ethiopian I was sold by the title. I knew I was in familiar …

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5 opposition officials and activists defected to EPPF

Five officials and activists of Ethiopian opposition parties that operate inside the country have joined the armed resistance against the Woyanne genocidal regime, according to the Press Office of Ethiopian People’s Patriotic Front (EPPF).

One of them is Seid Ali …

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U.S. embassy in Ethiopia operates in a crisis mode – inspector

EDITOR’S NOTE: By supporting and covering up for Meles Zenawi’s genocidal dictatorship, the American embassy in Ethiopia remains one of the main sources of misery in the Horn of Africa. Jeff Stein of the Washington Post reports about a recent

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Africa drifting toward a new age of authoritarianism

By Jason McClure

To a casual observer, the tens of thousands of people who poured into the central square of Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on May 25 to peacefully celebrate the country’s elections might have been mistaken for a massive …

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Memher Zebene’s vanity

By Elias Kifle

Ethiopian Orthodox Church preacher Memher Zebene is once again causing havoc inside the Medhanialem Church in Maryland by turning members against each other so that he can overthrow the elected board members and make the church his …

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Ethiopia: Speaking Truth to the Truth-Seekers

Alemayehu G. Mariam

This is my third commentary on the theme, “Where do we go from here?”, following the rigged elections in Ethiopia last month.[1] In this piece, I urge Ethiopian intellectuals to exchange their armchairs for the public benches

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Mid-year Ranking of Ethiopia’s Top 20 websites

Every year the Ethiopian Media Association International (EMAI) gives recognition award to the top Ethiopian news websites. These ranking come from independent reports and the Web Information Company – ALEXA.com, which is the leading method of ranking online media popularity …

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Ethiopia’s Stalled Democracy – Leslie Lefkow

Testimony of Leslie Lefkow, Senior Researcher Africa Division, Human Rights Watch, at the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health

Hearing of June 17, 2010

Thank you, Chairman Payne, and members of the …

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U.S. Congresss hears about repression in Ethiopia – video

Leslie Lefkow, senior researcher and Horn of Africa team leader for Human Rights Watch’s Africa Division, talks about a ‘strategy of operation’ that is adopted by Meles Zenawi’s regime in Ethiopia. Watch the video below:

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Ethiopia’s U.S.-backed regime expels American journalist

The U.S.-backed genocidal regime in Ethiopia has expelled an American journalist on Thursday. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) reports the following.

Heather Murdock had been reporting with the U.S. international broadcaster Voice of America (VOA) in the eastern region …

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Egypt police arrest 9 Ethiopians attempting to enter Israel

Egyptian border guards arrested nine African migrants from Ethiopia attempting to enter Israel illegally, while another 10 managed to escaped, a security source said Friday.

Police said that border guards spotted a group of Africans as they were trying to …

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Thousands mourn Ethiopian fire victims in Seattle

SEATTLE — An Ethiopian Orthodox Christian ceremony began with traditional chanting by religious leaders as a memorial service got under way Friday morning at Key Arena for the victims of last weekend’s fatal fire in Fremont.

A crowd of nearly …

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Woyanne invites Indian hospitals to set up branches in Ethiopia

EDITOR’S NOTE: A smart and sound policy would be to make it suitable for the thousands of exiled Ethiopian physicians in the U.S. and Europe to return to their country and open clinics. Ethiopian doctors are fleeing their country because

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Mechanical glitch forces Ethiopian jet to return to Beirut

BEIRUT (AFP) — An Ethiopian Airlines plane was forced to return to Lebanon after takeoff early on Thursday when crew noticed a door was rattling, a Beirut airport official said.

“The door had not been closed properly and some five …

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Prof. Teshome remembered

UCLA professor and Third World cinema expert Teshome H. Gabriel dies at 70. The Ethiopian-born educator was ‘one of the first scholars to theorize in a critical fashion about Third World cinema,’ a fellow academic says.

By Dennis McLellan | …

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Tribute to Cmnd. Zeleke Bogale

Commander Zeleke Bogale has passed away on this day last year, June 17, 2010. The following is a tribute by his former colleague Commander Assefa Seifu.

By Assefa Seifu

The first batch of Apprentice Cadets for the new Imperial Ethiopian …

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Prof. Teshome H. Gabriel passed away

Distinguished Ethiopian scholar Prof. Teshome H. Gabriel has passed away. Prof. Teshome’s invaluable advise and encouragement were of great value in launching Ethiopian Review. His passing away is another great loss to Ethiopia, and the whole world. It is sad …

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To save Africa, reject its states

EDITOR’S NOTE: Professor Englebert comes up with an idea that Ethiopian Review has been advocating for a while. As long as poverty-mongering institutions such as the World Bank continue to keep genocidal dictators like Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia financially afloat

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Seattle fire that killed 5 Ethiopians may have started in mattress

SEATTLE, WA — Investigators are looking into whether the fire that swept through a Fremont neighborhood apartment, killing a woman and four children, may have started when a mattress inside a closet accidentally came in contact with a light bulb, …

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Way forward for Ethiopia’s opposition

By Messay Kebede

It is now totally clear that the form of opposition based on the goal of winning parliamentary elections is a dead-end, obvious as it is that the leadership of the TPLF has never contemplated the prospect of …

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Accessories to the crime of democricide in Ethiopia

By Alemayehu G. Mariam

Note: In my first commentary [1] on the theme, “Where do we go from here?”, I suggested that the ruling dictatorship in Ethiopia following its 99.6 percent “victory” in the May 2010 parliamentary “election” will continue

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Five Ethiopians died in Seattle apartment fire

An apartment fired in Fremont, a Seattle neighborhood, last night killed 5 Ethiopians. Four of the victims are children. Seattle Times reports:

Hundreds of Ethiopians gathered at a community center in Seattle Saturday night to mourn the loss of four …

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Meles Zenawi’s forces massacred 71 civilians in Ogaden

Rebels in Ethiopia’s eastern Ogaden region have accused the government of killing 71 civilians in a military operation since May 18.

The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), which says it is fighting for autonomy for ethnic Somalis in the region …

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World Cup: South Africa vs. Mexico (video)

South Africa played better than most had expected in today’s opening match against Mexico. Video highlights below:

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How do the numbers add up to a 99.6% victory for Meles?

Addis Fortune looks deeper to find some telling bits of information about the May 23, 2010, elections in Ethiopia:

An unassuming voter in Polling Station of One, of Ambo Town, Western Shewo Zone of the Oromia Regional State, marked his …

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Ethiopia’s Sosina Wogayehu on Australia Got Talent (video)

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EOTC’s Holy Synod denounces the fake election in Ethiopia

The exiled Holy Synod of Ethiopian Orthodox Church (EOTC) has issued a strongly worded statement denouncing  the May 23, 2010, elections in Ethiopia as fraudulent. The Holy Synod’s statement also called on the people of Ethiopia to reject the ruling …

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Election board says opposition produced no evidence of fraud

Editor’s Note: There is a saying in Ethiopia — Ye Ayit Misikir Dinbit or Liju Dagna, Abatu Kemagna.

National Electoral Board of Ethiopia rejects election rerun call

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) rejected opposition …

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21-year-old British citizen shot dead by Woyanne

By Tesfa Alem Tekle

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (Sudan Tribune) – A second British citizen is reported having been shot to death in the volatile Ogaden region of Ethiopia bordering Somalia, a source said.

The report can’t independently be verified at …

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Dear Tagai Merga

From: Meles Zenawi, Prime Minister, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

To: Merga Bekana, Charmian, National Election Board of Ethiopia

Re: Troubling 2010 Election results

Dear Tagai Merga,

I wanted to wait until the final counts were all in before sending …

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Meles heading for Asmara? – ION

The Indian Ocean Newsletter (ION), whose sources include French intelligence officials, has just published an analysis of what is next for the Meles regime in Ethiopia. The ION agrees with Ethiopian Review’s prediction that the genocidal regime is now setting

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The muggery that was named Election in Ethiopia

By Fekade Shewakena

If you define election to mean what it means – freely choosing between choices, and tell me that there was an election in Ethiopia on May 23, 2010, you must either be crazy or think I am …

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Next target: Eritrea

Now that Ethiopia’s ruling junta has successfully decimated Ethiopian opposition inside the country, it is setting its sight on removing the Government of Isaias Afwerki in Eritrea. Meles Zenawi’s intention is clear: To install a puppet regime in Asmara, as …

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Woyannes say ‘ESAT belongs to terrorists’

It seems that Meles Zenawi and gang are terrified by the launching of ESAT, an independent Ethiopian satellite TV. On top of trying to jam ESAT’s broadcast, they have launched a propaganda war against it. The following article is posted …

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Ethiopia’s ruling junta is accused of manipulating food aid

Meles and gang are committing such crimes with impunity. Some times they are even rewarded by the World Bank and others. The U.S. Government alone gives Meles over a billion dollars per year. Most of this money goes to buy

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Ethiopia: Speaking Truth to the Powerless

Alemayehu G. Mariam

Note: In my last commentary[1] on the theme, “Where do we go from here?” I suggested that the ruling dictatorship in Ethiopia following its 99.6 percent “victory” in the May 2010 parliamentary “election” will continue to do

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Ethiopia’s Meles and Picasso – masters of their art

By Yilma Bekele

My friend came from out of town for a visit. I took him around to all the tourist places, including our local Museum of Modern Art. Lucky for us there was a Picasso exhibit the critics were …

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World Bank gives Ethiopia’s ruling junta $100 million in loan

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is business as usual. Woyanne conducts unfair elections, arrests and murders opposition members, jams radio programs, blocks access to web sites… and as a reward it gets $100 million from the poverty-monger organization.

ADDIS ABABA (APA) The

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Ethiopia: A country of grey and gold – Economist

ADDIS ABABA (The Economist) — THERE are two colours I associate with Ethiopia. Grey for the dust, the bare hills, stony soil and donkeys. Grey for the Soviet-era buildings in the towns and the fumes of ancient Lada …

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ONLF denies Meles Zenawi’s claim of reaching an agreement

The following is a statement from the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF)

A claim made by Ethiopian Prime Minister, Melez Zenawi at his most recent press conference that his regime will “soon sign an agreement” with the Ogaden National Liberation …

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Ethiopian opposition reports mass detention of its supporters

By Jason McLure | Bloomberg.com

Ethiopia’s government ruling junta has detained about 1,000 opposition activists in the country’s Oromia region since May 22, the day before national elections, a leader of the Medrek opposition alliance said.

While most of those …

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U.S. trading silence for military cooperation in Ethiopia?

BY CYNTHIA HAVEN

On May 23, Ethiopia’s incumbent Prime Minister Meles Zenawi was reelected in a landslide. Despite claims of fraud and coercion, Zenawi said: “We have no regrets and we offer no apologies.”

Ethiopian journalist and democracy activist Abebe …

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President Isaias Afwerki heads to France

Asmara — President Isaias Afwerki is attending the Franco-African Summit that is being held in the City of Nice, France, this week.

More than 50 Heads of State and Government, as well as representatives of a number of international and …

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