Monthly Archives: November 2012

How Emperor HaileSelassie struggled to modernize Ethiopia

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As narrated by historians and individuals who were close to the Emperor.

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ENTC has formed a new chapter in Uganda

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Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has continued to work on expanding its organizational reach throughout the world. This effort includes strengthening the chapters that are already established as well as forming new ones. In line with this effort, it has announced the successful completion of the formation of ENTC Uganda chapter with dedicated Ethiopians. email: […]

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Hailemariam Desalegn commits his first major blunder since he took office 3 months ago

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Ethiopia’s new prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, has made a cabinet reshuffle today and appointed Debretsion Gebremichael, the notorious spy and member of Meles Zenawi’s death squad, as a deputy prime minister. Another TPLF politburo member, Teodros Adhanom, is appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs. This is a major blunder on Hailemariam’s part since Debretsion is […]

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ESFNA selects the University of Maryland for its 30th Year Event

PRESS RELEASE It is with tremendous excitement we announce the 30th Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA) Tournament venue and the return of North American’s largest and longest Ethiopian annual sporting and cultural event to the Washington, DC metropolitan area. After evaluating several options, ESFNA has selected the newly modernized, high-tech facility at The […]

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Spy chief Debretsion Gebrmicheal appointed as Deputy Prime Minister

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ADDIS ABABA (Reporter) — The House of Peoples’ Representatives today approved the appointment of two new Deputy Prime Ministers. Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Debretsion Gebremichael, and Minister of Cabinet Affairs and head of the Office of the Prime Minister were both appointed to be coordinators for Finance and Economy Cluster with the rank […]

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How TPLF officials gave away Ethiopia’s genetic rights to Teff

How Ethiopia Lost Control of Its Teff Genetic Resources By Regine Andrsen and Tone Wenge | Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI) November 12, 2012 In 2005, Ethiopia concluded an agreement with the Dutch company HPFI, sharing its teff genetic resources in return for a part of the benefits that would be achieved from developing teff products […]

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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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ENTC has formed a new chapter in Kenya

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Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has continued to work on expanding its organizational reach throughout the world. This effort includes strengthening the chapters that are already established as well as forming new ones. In line with this effort, it has announced the successful completion of the formation of ENTC Kenya chapter with dedicated Ethiopians. email: […]

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Key Elements of Civil Resistance (video)

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The key elements are: A. UNITY with an Effective Leadership B. Offensive and Defensive Continuous PLANNING. C. Non-violent DISCIPLINE. • With Non-violent Discipline it is easy to induce loyalty shift • Wide majority of the population don’t endorse violence. Click here to read more and watch video.

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The Tall Tale of Susan Rice

On September 2, 2012, Susan Rice, the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., delivered a nauseatingly sentimental oration at the funeral of Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi. She called Meles “selfless and tireless” and “totally dedicated to his work and family.” She said he was “tough, unsentimental and sometimes unyielding. And, of course, he had little patience […]

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የሱዛን ራይስ ሸፍጥ በቤንጋዚው ጥቃት ላይ!

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ከፕሮፌሰር  ዓለማየሁ  ገብረማርያም ትርጉም  ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ በሴፕቴምበር 2 2012 የአሜሪካዋ አምባሳደር በተባበሩት መንግስታት: ሱዛን ራይስ በኢትዮጵያ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር መለስ ዜናዊ የቀብር ስርአት ላይ ስሜታዊ ሆና የሚያቅለሸልሽ ቃላት ያዘለ ንግግር አነብንባ ነበር፡፡ መለስን፤ ‹‹የማይደክምና ራሱን የማይወድ››በአጠቃላይ እሱነቱ ለስራውና ለቤተሰቡ የሆነ ብላዋለች፡፡ ‹‹ጠንካራ፤ በእምነቱ የጸና እና በእርግጥም ለጂሎችና ለደደቦች  እሱ እንደሚጠራቸው ትእግስቱ ትንሽ ነበር፡፡ ሱዛን ራይስ ይህን […]

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ENTC has formed a new chapter in South Africa

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Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has continued to work on expanding its organizational reach throughout the world. This effort includes strengthening the chapters that are already established as well as forming new ones. In line with this effort, it has announced that it completed the successful formation of the South African chapter with dedicated Ethiopians. […]

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ENTC requests diplomatic recognition from Norway

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PRESS RELEASE November 22, 2012 The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has sent a communiqué to the Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway and the State Minister of International Development Heikki Holmas, requesting a diplomatic recognition. The letter was submitted to the to the Ministry by Dr. Girum Zeleke, ENTC’s diplomatic representative in Norway. The […]

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Nile project: a hidden bomb? or a pomise for shared prosperity?

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By Aklog Birara, PhD This paper is third of a series on Ethiopian fascinations concerning the “Arab Spring.” Beyond these current fascinations, there are strategic economic and diplomatic dimensions that require deeper analysis and understanding with regard to relations between Ethiopia on the one hand, and Egypt on the other. I refer to the future […]

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Teddy Afro rocks Atlanta (video)

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Tikur Sew Concert, Atlanta, Nov. 21, 2012

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አስታውሳለሁ! እንዴት እረሳለሁ!!

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አስታውሳለሁ! እንዴት እረሳለሁ!! ከፕሮፌሰር  ዓለማየሁ  ገብረማርያም ትርጉም  ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ በ ሰኔ 6-8 እና በ ህዳር 1-4 2005 (እንዳሮፓ አቆጣጠር) በ በግንቦት 2005 የተካሄደውን ምርጫ ተከትሎ ኢህአዴግ ያወጣውን ሕገ መንግሥት በማመን ባዶ እጃቸውን ወደ አደባባይ የወጡ ንጹሃን ወንዶች፤ሴቶች፤ሕጻናት ኢትዮጵያዊያን በቅርቡ ሕይወታቸው ባለፈው በመለስ ዜናዊ ቀጥተኛ ትእዛዝና ቁጥጥር ሕይወታቸው በአሰቃቂ ሁኔታ በጥይት ተደብድበው ተገድለዋል። በአቶ መለስ ዜናዊና […]

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ENTC sent an open letter to the UN on the election of Ethiopia to the Human Rights Council

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ENTC has sent an open letter to UN Secretery General Mr. Ban Ki-moon regarding the recent election of Ethiopia to the Human Rights Council. ENTC in its letter expressed its disappointment that the election contradicts the fact that Ethiopia currently is being ruled by dictatorial regime that violates human rights of its citizens and cracks […]

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Killer of the Dallas TX Desta Restaurant owners extradited from Colorado

By Robert Wilonsky | The Dallas Morning News It’s been three months since 40-year-old Yayehyirad “Yared” Lemma and 31-year-old Yenenesh “Yenni” Desta were shot to death in front of their Lower Greenville home. The couple was returning home from Desta, the Ethiopian restaurant they ran on Greenville Avenue near Forest Lane, when a man accosted […]

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20 Home Based Business Ideas

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If you are thinking about starting your own Home Based Business, the available options can be overwhelming. However, there are many tried and true home-based businesses that may be just what you are looking for. Here are the top 25 home based business ideas, in no particular order: 1. Translator. In a multi-ethnic society such […]

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ENTC has formed a new chapter in Belgium

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Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has continued to work on expanding its organizational reach throughout the world. This effort includes strengthening the chapters that are already established as well as forming new ones. In line with this effort, it has announced that it completed the successful formation of the Belgium chapter with dedicated Ethiopians. email: belgium.entc@gmail.com […]

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Eritrea’s president decides to step down

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Ethiopian Review has been informed by a credible source in Asmara that Eritrea’s president Isaias Afwerki is planning to step down within a year along with most of the senior leadership and transfer power to younger leaders. Asked about possible successors, the source said he can throw out some names but it would be pure […]

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Seyoum Mesfin receiving medical treatment at a Washington hospital

Former TPLF regime foreign minister and current ambassador to China, Seyoum Mesfin, is said to be receiving medical treatment at a hospital in Bellevue, Washington, according to an Ethiopian Review source. Ethiopian Review has been informed that Seyoum was admitted to Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue, about 10 miles east of Seattle, last week but […]

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Journalism is Not Terrorism: EFF

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Electronic Freedom Foundation Calling on Ethiopia to Free Eskinder Nega By Rainey Reitman | Electronic Freedom Foundation November 19, 2012 Eskinder Nega, an award-winning journalist who has been imprisoned for over a year, appeared briefly in court to appeal the terrorism charges levied against him. Eskinder has unwaveringly denied the charges, maintaining that blogging about […]

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Ethiopian Review’s 2012 Top 5 Political Turkeys

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Thanksgiving Holiday is this week and here is Ethiopian Review’s 2012 Top 5 Political Turkeys, as a warm up to the much anticipated Ethiopian Review’s 2012 Person of the Year, which will be announced around the end of December. 5. Aba Gebremedhin (formerly Abune Paulos) – accompanied his boss to hell. 4. Barack Obama – […]

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Trekking in Ethiopia’s Semien Mountains

By Kraig Becker Ethiopia is home to one of the more spectacular, yet lesser known, classic treks of the world. The Semien Mountains, found in the northern part of the country, offer amazing scenery, dizzying heights, and unique wildlife, with treks that can range anywhere from one to two weeks in length. Best of all, […]

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Ethiopian-Americans protest persecution of Muslims in Ethiopia

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Washington, DC,  July 16, 2012. Muslims and Christians of Ethiopian origin came out in large numbers to protest against the Ethiopian authorities’ harassment, arrest, torture and killing of Ethiopian Muslims.  The event was organized by the Washington-based First Hijrah Foundation. Click here for a video of the demonstrations  

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Survival guide resources

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The following is a valuable collection of survival guides for natural and man-made disasters. It is a good idea to download and keep them on your computer’s hard drive or memory sticks. Preserving Fruits And Vegetables Wound Closure Manual Survival Medicine Canning Fermented Foods and Pickled Vegetables Practical Guide to Free Energy Devices Survival In […]

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ጥቁሩ ሰው

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“ጥቁሩ ሰው” ይናገራል! የ አቶ ኦባንግ ሜቶ ቃለ ምልልስ ከ ጎልጉል ድረ ገጽ ጋር November 16, 2012 “ጥቁሩ ሰው” ይሉታል። ኢትዮጵያዊያን ለሚያሽከረከራት አስፈሪ ፈተና መፍትሄው ሰብአዊነትን ማስቀደም ብቻ ነው የሚል የጸና እምነት አለው። “ከጎሳ በፊት ሰብዓዊነት” በሚል መሪ ዓላማ ከሚመስሉት ጋር በመሆን ድርጅት አቋቁሞ መሥራት ከጀመረበት ጊዜ አንስቶ ባከናወናቸው ሥራዎች ከፍተኛ እርካታ እንደሚሰማው ያምናል። ኢትዮጵያዊያን […]

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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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Division of Responsibilities for Self Liberation

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Nonviolent struggle has nothing to do with passivity, submissiveness, or cowardice. Just as in violent action, these must first be rejected and overcome before the struggle can proceed… [read more]

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Ethiopian authorities manufacturing Muslim threat to stifle dissent: expert

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Ethiopia: Govt Increasingly Intolerant of Islam Risks Radicalizing Muslims By Alemayehu Feantauw| LBJ School of Public Affairs November 16, 2012 The Ethiopian constitution provides for freedom of religion and requires the separation of state and religion. However, the Muslim community in Ethiopia has, for more than a year now, been holding protests at mosques around […]

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ፕሬዜዳንት ኦባማ በሁለተኛው ዙር ምርጫ ምን ይጠበቅባቸዋል

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ከፕሮፌሰር  ዓለማየሁ  ገብረማርያም ትርጉም  ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ ፕሬዜዳንት ኦባማ ሁለተኛውን ዙር የፕሬዜዳንትነት ምርጫ በማሸነፋቸው እንኳን ደስ ያለዎት ማለቱ አግባብ ነው፡፡ የአሜሪካንን መራጮች አብላጫ ድምጽ አግኝቶ ለማሸነፍ ብቃት ባለው አካሄድ ለድል በቅተዋል፡፡ ሚት ሮምኒም ለማይናቀው የምርጫ ግብግባቸው ሊመሰገኑ ተገቢ ነው፡፡ በማጠቃለያው የመለያያ ንግግራቸው ላይ ሚት ሩምኒ ግሩም የሆነ መልእክት አስተላልፈዋል፡፡ ‹‹በእንደዚህ አይነቱ ወቅት የደጋፊዎቻችንን ስሜታዊ ጫጫታ ማዳመጥ፤የፖለቲካ […]

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German’s Heinrich Böll Foundation leaves Ethiopia in protest

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(DW) — Named after the German Nobel Prize winner for Literature, the Heinrich Böll Foundation is an NGO promoting democracy and human rights. It is leaving Ethiopia in protest against restrictions on its activities. “The closure of the office in Ethiopia is a sign of protest by the foundation against the ongoing restrictions on civil […]

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Ethiopian Muslim protests show no signs of abating

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ADDIS ABABA (IRIN) – Tensions have been simmering over several months between Muslims and the government, with thousands holding demonstrations in protest at the government’s alleged interference in religious affairs; the government has blamed the protests on a small group of extremists. Around 60 percent of Ethiopia’s 84 million people are Christians; Muslims make up […]

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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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Unity the path to change in Ethiopia: Researcher

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The King is dead long live the King By Graham Peebles November 14,  2012 It is a new-year in Ethiopia, (belated) happy 2005 one and all. With it comes a new prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, deputy PM under Meles Zenawi who died some time in August or was it July. A fog of misinformation and […]

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Let’s Get Real and Conduct Strategic Struggle

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Participants in nonviolent movements sometimes, because of a particular act by the dictatorship has so enraged the populace that they have launched into action without having any idea how the rising might end. While spontaneity has some positive qualities, it has often had disadvantages. Frequently, the democratic resisters have not anticipated the brutalities of the […]

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What Should Ethiopians Expect in a Second Obama Term?

It is proper to congratulate President Obama on his re-election to a second term. He put up a masterful campaign to earn the votes of the majority of American voters. Mitt Romney also deserves commendation for a hard fought campaign. In his concession speech Romney was supremely gracious: “At a time like this we can’t […]

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China’s new leadership faces growing number of crises

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By Jillian Kay Melchior As China holds its 18th National Congress this week, with the Communist Party preparing for a once-in-a-decade transition of power, the nation looks superficially exultant. Ethnic-minority delegates clad in their cultural garb smile and wave to photographers; pretty girls throng paramilitary policemen in immaculate green suits; red and yellow plastic flowers […]

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A U.S. panel accused Ethiopia’s regime of abusing religious freedom of Muslims

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(Reuters) – A U.S. panel on religious freedom accused the Ethiopian government of trying to tighten control of its Muslim minority amid mass protests, saying it is risking greater destabilization of the Horn of Africa region. Ethiopia, which has long been seen by the West as a bulwark against Muslim rebels in neighboring Somalia, says […]

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Cloud of uncertainty over Ethiopia after Meles: UK Institute

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After Meles: Implications for Ethiopia’s Development BY  Handino, M., Lind, J. and Mesfin, B |UK Institute of Development Studies October 2012 Meles Zenawi, the long-serving Ethiopian Prime Minister since 1995 and leader of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) coalition, passed away in August. His death sparked considerable concern and debate internationally. The political […]

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1 million people live in the streets of Addis Ababa (video)

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This documentary highlights the abject poverty in Ethiopia’s capital where over 1 million people are homeless and tens of thousands of children survive on trash dump while the khat-addicted dictator spends hundreds of millions of dollars to buy military hardware.

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How to Bankrupt EFFORT (TPLF) Companies

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Effective nonviolent UNITY of action has little to do with shouting slogans. It has everything to do with separating tyrants from their means of control… [read more]

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ትውልደ ኢትዮጵያዊያን አሜሪካውያን በ2012 ምርጫ መሳተፍ ይገባቸዋል

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ከፕሮፌሰር  ዓለማየሁ  ገብረማርያም ትርጉም  ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ ጉዳዩ የምርጫ  ብቻ አይደለም እኮ ባለፈው ሴብቴምበር ስለ ፕሬዜዳንት ባራክ ኦባማ ድጋሚ መመረጥ ድጋፌን ገልጬ ነበር፡፡ ለታዳሚዎቼ  እንዳስነበብኩት በ2008 ምርጫ ተወዳዳሪ ባራክ ኦባማን ደግፌ እንደነበርና ከምርጫው በኋላ ግን በታየው በተለይም ኢትዮጵያንና  አፍሪካን በተመለከተ  ስለተካሄደው አስተዳደራዊ ፖሊሲ ግን በጣሙን ቅሬታ አድሮብኛል፡፡ እንደትጠቀስኩት:- ፕሬዜዳንት ኦባማ በአፍሪካ ውስጥ ተግባራዊ አደርጋለሁ ያሉትን መልካም […]

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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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Ethiopian Americans Gotta Vote in 2012!

 It’s Not Just About an Election   In September, I expressed my support for President Barack Obama’s re-election. I told my readers that I enthusiastically supported candidate Obama in 2008 but was disappointed by his Administration’s policy in Ethiopia and Africa following his election: Did President Obama deliver on the promises he made for Africa […]

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The 66 TPLF Parasitic Companies Under EFFORT

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Nonviolent Resistance (NVR) is the use of NVR weapons (strikes, boycotts, civil disobedience, mass protests, nonviolent sabotage) to disrupt the functioning of the regime and make the country ungovernable. It is to deny the tyrant the compliance, cooperation and submission he requires. The economic hegemony of the TPLF coupled with its gross mismanagement of the […]

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TPLF army branching out into banking

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Defense Ministry set to establish Army Bank By Yohannes Anberbir | The Reporter In an unprecedented move, the Ethiopian Ministry of Defense (MoD) is set to enter the country’s financial sector establishing what it calls “Army Bank”. According to the minister of Defense, Siraj Fegessa, MoD is undertaking preparations for the bank to  go operational […]

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Illiterate Ethiopian children hacked Motorola Xoom tablets

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By David Talbot, MIT Technology Review With 100 million first-grade-aged children worldwide having no access to schooling, the One Laptop Per Child organization is trying something new in two remote Ethiopian villages—simply dropping off tablet computers with preloaded programs and seeing what happens. The goal: to see if illiterate kids with no previous exposure to […]

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Ethiopian authorities abusing Muslim population: Amnesty International

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Ethiopia: Government continues to target peaceful Muslim protest movement Amnesty International 2 November 2012 Ethiopia: Government continues to target peaceful Muslim protest movement The Ethiopian authorities are committing human rights violations in response to the ongoing Muslim protest movement in the country. Large numbers of protestors have been arrested, many of whom remain in detention. […]

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Ethiopian journalist honored in Beverly Hills

(LOS ANGELES TIMES) — Reeyot Alemu missed an important dinner engagement in Beverly Hills. But she had a good excuse. The 31-year-old journalist is jailed in the notoriously brutal, rodent-infested Kaliti prison in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. She’s two years into a five-year sentence for daring to write about poverty, opposition politics and […]

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Ethiopia Muslims stage peaceful protest after Friday prayer

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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — As midday prayers came to an end at the Grand Anwar mosque in Ethiopia’s capital, worshippers continued on to what has become a regular second act on Fridays — shouting anti-government slogans. The demonstrations this Friday did not turn violent. But tensions are rising between the government in this mostly […]

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EPRDF corrupt from top to bottom: pro-government paper

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You are hearing it from the horse’s mouth: the group ruling Ethiopia under the moniker of EPRDF is corrupt head to toe, according to a pro-regime newspaper.  The mastermind of the group is the Tigre Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF).  The TPLF has engineered the largest transfer of wealth from a much-suffering population to a small […]

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Assessing Meles Zenawi’s Rule

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By Messay Kebede Scholars loyal to the Woyanne regime, often for the sake of ethnic solidarity, but with some scruples left for the objectivity of scholarly studies engage in a risky project when they undertake the assessment of Meles Zenawi’s rule of Ethiopia. While their main intention is to bring out and defend what they […]

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