Monthly Archives: November 2011

Bereket Simon’s new terrorism drama (video)

The Woyanne propaganda machinery that is accused by a U.S. ambassador, among others, of exploding bombs and blaming opposition groups, has released a new 4-part fiction on “terrorism” this week. The following is one of them. It is a well-known …

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Helping the abuser in domestic violence

(This article is part of an Ethiopian Review weekly series that is intended to highlight and help stop the growing problem of domestic violence in the Ethiopian community.)
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Abusers often do not take responsibility for their behavior. They blame …

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Meles Zenawi’s obsession with Eritrea

By Elias Kifle

Meles Zenawi and his Woyanne junta have a disturbing, and some times comical, obsession with Eritrea. They blame the Eritrean government for every bad thing that is happening to them. They like to call their opponents, such …

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Top 20 Dumbest Politicians in Ethiopia

The 2011 Ethiopian Review Top 20 Dumbest Politicians in Ethiopia

1. Hailemariam Desalegn Hailemariam Desalegn, deputy prime minister of the Woyanne regime, comes from the Wolayita ethnic group in southern Ethiopia, allows himself to be used by his boss Meles Zenawi …

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Why is Ethiopia Poor?

First, Why is Africa Poor?

George Ayittey, the renowned Ghanaian economist and president of the Free Africa Foundation swears that “Africa is poor because she is not free”. Like Ayittey, Robert Guest, business editor for The Economist, in his book …

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Ethiopian Youth Public Meeting in Washington DC

The Ethiopian Youth National Movement (EYNM) invites you to a public meeting that will be held today, Sunday, Nov 27, 2011.

Venue: Sheraton National Hotel, 900 South Orme Street, Arlington, VA 22204
Date: November 27 (Sunday)
Time: 2 pm – …

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Why Ethiopians Must Unite, Part Five (a) of Five

Why Ethiopians Must Unite, Part Five (a) of Five

Aklog Birara, PhD

“Give a man a fish and he will eat it for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a life time.”

Confucius

In …

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Ethiopian Review’s 2011 Person of the Year to be announced

Ethiopian Review’s 2011 Person of the Year choice will be announced next month. Person of the Year choice has been Ethiopian Review’s annual tradition for the past many years. The criteria for selecting Person of the Year is that the …

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How domestic violence affects children

(This article is part of an Ethiopian Review weekly series that is intended to highlight and help stop the growing problem of domestic violence in the Ethiopian community.)

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People who abuse their intimate partners may also abuse their children. …

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Egypt army promises faster transition (video)

Egypt’s Ministry of Health reports at leasts 30 deaths in since Saturday as second round of uprising engulfed Cairo. Egyptian military leaders promised to hasten transition to civilian rule. Al Jazeera reports:

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A rejoinder to Aklog Birara’s “Why Ethiopians must unite?”

By Ted Debirhan

I read Dr. Akolg Birara’s five-part series entitled “Why Ethiopians must unite?” with profound interest. The most monotonously used cliché in the Ethiopian opposition discourse, unity, has been hard to establish in the past 20 years. Some …

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Pathologizing Political Dissent in Ethiopia

By Messay Kebede

I am surprised that the Woyanne regime does not see how unfailingly the shameful propaganda machine unleashed to discredit Yenesew Gebre’s political message is bound to fall flat. The attempt to describe his self-immolation as the act …

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Woyanne invades Somalia again (video)

Ethiopia’s khat-addicted dictator is once against embarking on a military adventure in Somalia. The 2006 invasion ended in total disaster and defeat for Woyanne, causing the slaughter of over 30,000 Somali civilians and displacing 2 million people. This time Meles …

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Awramba Times editor fled the terror in Ethiopia

(Bloomberg) — The managing editor of an independent Ethiopian newspaper fled to the U.S. because he fears his pardon by the government will be revoked.

“I wanted to live in my beloved country,” Dawit Kebede said in an …

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Yenesew Gebre: Give me Liberty or Give me Death!

Give me Liberty or Give me Death! 

On 11/11/11, Yenesew Gebre, a 29 year-old Ethiopian school teacher and human rights activist set himself ablaze outside a public meeting hall in the town of Tarcha located in Dawro Zone in Southern …

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Gaddafi’s son al-Islam captured


TRIPOLI, Libya (New York Times) — Libya’s transitional government said Saturday that its fighters in the southwestern desert had captured Seif al-Islam el-Qaddafi, the last fugitive son and onetime heir apparent of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi.

In a scene of celebration …

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Abune Mekarios calls on Ethiopians to pray for Yenesew Gebre

Senior leader of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church Abune Mekarios has called on Ethiopians to prayer for Yenesew Gebre, the Ethiopian teacher who burned himself to death to protest Meles Zenawi regime’s injustice (ESAT – 18 Nov. 2011). Listen below:

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Woyanne says Yenesew Gebre suffered from mental illness

Meles Zenawi’s regime said that Yenesew Gebre, the Ethiopian teacher who burned himself to death to protest the gross injustice in Ethiopia, was a mental patient, according to VOA. Listen below:

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Woyanne presents ‘evidence’ at Elias Kifle et al hearing

Woyanne prosecutor presents what it claims as audio/video ‘evidence’ at Elias Kifle et al kangaroo court hearing in Addis Ababa on Wednesday, 16 November 2011 – DW Radio. Listen below:

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Why Ethiopians Must Unite, Part Four (b) of Five

Aklog Birara, PhD

“Ethiopia’s long-awaited democracy has stalled over the last half decade…Today; there are fewer constraints on the EPRDF’s power than at any time in its 20 year rule.”

Leonardo Arriola, Countries at the Cross-roads, 2011

The above sums …

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Ethiopian Review fund raising week

Ethiopian Review is increasingly becoming a major target of the Woyanne tribal junta because of our aggressive reporting of the regime’s crimes against the people of Ethiopia. The onslaught by the tribal bandits include fabricated accusations, false charges, and kangaroo …

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BBC on Ethiopian teacher who burned himself in protest

BBC World Service reports about Yenesew Gebre, the Ethiopian teacher who burned himself to protest violations of his civil rights by Meles Zenawi’s regime in Ethiopia. Listen below:

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What Can Anti-Domestic Violence Program Do For Me?

(This article is part of an Ethiopian Review weekly series that is intended to highlight and help stop the growing problem of domestic violence in the Ethiopian community.)

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Local domestic violence programs are a valuable resource. They provide confidential

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Ethiopian teacher who burned himself buried (VOA)

Yenesew GebreYenesew Gebre, the 29-year-old teacher in southern western Ethiopia who burned himself Friday after being subjected to unbearable abuse and injustice by the Meles regime, was buried this afternoon. Meles Zenawi’s security forces prevented his family members and friends from …

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A teacher burns himself in southern Ethiopia (video)

An Ethiopian teacher named Yenesew Gebre, who was said to be subjected to constant abuse and injustice by Meles Zenawi’s regime, has burned himself Friday in the southern Ethiopian town of Waka. Details by ESAT:

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November is to Remember!

By Alemayehu G Mariam

soldiers Remember June and November, 2005 

“The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it,” cautioned Albert Einstein. Because …

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Columnist Abe Tokichaw fled Ethiopia

Abe TokichawAbebe Tola, one of the most prominent columnist and satirist in Ethiopia, was forced to leave his country this week. Abebe, who uses the pen name Abe Tokichaw, told AddisNeger that he didn’t even have the chance to say …

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Kangaroo court trial of Elias Kifle et al – (video)

ESAT reports Woyanne kangaroo court hearing on the trial of Elias Kifle et al (08 Nov. 2011)

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ESAT Radio Daily Broadcast to Ethiopia

The following information is the newly launched radio program:

1. ESAT Short Wave radio, 7 days a week, one hour a day program
2. ESAT 24 hours of Satellite audio broadcast to Ethiopia.

Frequency Details

7 days a week, one

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Ethiopian Review is on Facebook

The Woyanne ruling junta in Ethiopia is relentlessly trying to control people’s access to independent media. Among its first targets were news web sites such EthiopianReview.com that have been blocked in Ethiopia for the past five years. Woyanne then went …

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Col. Abebe Geresu on Oromo contribution to Ethiopian unity

Tinsae Ethiopia Patriots Union executive committee member Col. Abebe Geresu speaks with Helina Radio about Woyanne attempt to foster animosity among the various Ethiopian ethnic groups, particularly between the Oromo and Amhara. Click here to listen the interview. …

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Why Ethiopians Must Unite, Part Four (b) of Five

By Aklog Birara, PhD

In part three of this series, I indicated that there are major social and economic hurdles ordinary Ethiopians face each day that should compel Ethiopian opposition groups within and outside the country and the rest of …

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Andualem Arage, 23 others charged with terrorism

(AFP) – Ethiopian authorities The Woyanne junta charged 24 people with terrorism offenses Thursday including an opposition politician and a journalist, a government spokesman said.

“They are accused under the anti-terrorism law of being members of a terrorist network and …

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35 Ethiopian immigrants arrested at Kenya – Tanzania border

Kenya Wildlife Service rangers in Taveta, a boarder town in southern Kenya, have arrested 35 Ethiopian immigrants. The immigrants were arrested at the Tsavo West national park. Sources said that they had been trailed for several hours by KWS rangers …

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Why do Abused Women Feel Trapped?

(This article is part of an Ethiopian Review weekly series that is intended to highlight and help stop the growing problem of domestic violence in the Ethiopian community.)

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Many people who are abused by their intimate partner just want …

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Mental health: What is counseling?

By Hiyawkal Gizachew

“Why would I want advice from a stranger? All counselors do is nod their heads and ask questions.” These are some of the myths people have about the counseling profession. The dictionary describes counseling as the provision …

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Stop predicting and start working for the fall of the Meles regime

By Messay Kebede

What I have grown to dislike is the reading of articles predicting the imminent collapse of Meles and his regime. Often written by people who sound serious, the articles affirm, with a nauseating regularity, that the regime …

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Portrait of a sellout (video)

The case of Solomon Tekalign – a person who sold his country for crumb. a sellout

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To Catch Africa’s Biggest Thieves Hiding in America!

Alemayehu G. Mariam

A Plague of Thieves Visited on Africa

For the past four decades, a plague of cold-blooded thieves has descended upon Africa like a swarm of blood sucking ticks. These thieves masquerading as leaders have been trafficking in …

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News about plan to further devalue birr causes anxiety

The Woyanne junta in Ethiopia has secretly printed over 50 billion birr in preparation for further devaluation of the Ethiopian currency, according to Ethiopian Review Intelligence Unit’s sources. News of the planned devaluation started to leak this weak, causing anxiety …

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Tamagn Beyene at Washington DC ESAT meeting (video)

Artiste Tamage Beyene at ESAT special meeting in Washington DC, 30 Oct. 2011

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Ethiopian Youth Public Meeting in Washington DC

Ethiopians of all backgrounds who reside in Washington DC and surrounding areas are cordially invited to this important public meeting. The objectives of the meeting are to come to an understanding and agreement on the steps that need to be …

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Land grab disenfranchised thousands of Ethiopians

Pushing for what it says is as a way for needed economic development and the betterment of
indigenous populations, the corrupt Ethiopian regime has put up vast hectares of ancestral or heritage farmlands and pastures for lease to the highest …

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ESAT held a special meeting in DC (video)

Ethiopian Satellite TV (ESAT) held a special meeting in Washington DC last Sunday. Watch the report below:

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Shine the light on domestic violence: You can make a difference

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is when one person does a variety of things to control another person in an intimate relationship. The shift in power can happen very slowly, over a period of time, so that the other …

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Why activists don’t develop strategy for tyrant’s removal

Why is it that activists who have the vision of bringing political freedom to their people should so rarely prepare a comprehensive strategic plan to achieve that goal? Unfortunately, often most people in democratic opposition groups do not understand the …

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Domestic violence in the Ethiopian community

By Elias Kifle

One can conclude that domestic violence in the Ethiopian and Eritrean communities has reached an epidemic level after reading a stream of news over the past couple of years about men killing their wives and girlfriends. I …

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Rastafarians started to feel unwelcome in Ethiopia

The Woyanne chigaram regime is fomenting resentment between Rastafarians and other Ethiopians in Shashemene. Some Rastafarians are now relocating to other African countries, like Ghana and South Africa, where the governments are more accommodating.

Rastafarians make it life’s goal to

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Why Ethiopians Must Unite, Part three of five

Why Ethiopians must unite
Part three of five

Aklog Birara, PhD

“In addition to its complete dominance of local and national government institutions, a number of large businesses are linked to the ruling party, either directly or through family members.” …

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Ethiopia: One in 8 children die before age 5 (video)

KETV in Omaha, Nebraska, reports that currently close to 20 percent of Ethiopian children are orphans and 1 in 8 die before they reach the age of 5.

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