Monthly Archives: August 2014

Enough: By Hanisha Solomon

Hanisha’s New Song on Why Africans Must Stand Together for Freedom

August 26, 2014

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The Game of Thrones in Ethiopia

ThronesIn the “Game of Thrones”, (the book from which the internationally popular television series of the same name is adapted), rival lords among the ruling families clash violently to take over the kingdom of the Iron Throne. The internecine warfare …

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Getting to know me better.

Getting to know me better. By Yilma Bekele
I am in the process of weaning myself from my daily dose of reading about the madness of Woyane. It is not easy. After over two decades of being visually, mentally and …

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ENTC Weekly Radio – August 28

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Disengaging from the False Dilemma of Armed or Peaceful Struggle – Messay Kebede To Andargachew Tsege

The consecutive rise of two dictatorial and sectarian regimes has convinced a great number of Ethiopians that peaceful rather than armed struggle gives the best opportunity for the democratization of Ethiopia. The experience of armed insurgents instituting sectarian and repressive …

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The Long, Long Way to a More Perfect Union in America

MLKOn April 10, 1957, 28 year-old Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) gave a speech at the St. Louis Freedom Rally in St. Louis, MO entitled, “A Realistic Look at the Question of Progress in the Area of Race

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Can forming a ‘government in exile’ be the solution for uniting the Ethiopian democratic forces?

ENTC has put out a press release expressing that the only way moving forward with the struggle against the TPLF regime is, by forming a unified force. An alternative suggested by ENTC to accomplish this is forming a ‘government in …

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The perils of outsourcing the fight for freedom

By Yilma Bekele

I could have titled this piece ‘Obama and his Africa peace keepers’ but that would not be fair. Anybody with half a brain can see that I am trying to make my issue to be his problem. …

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Why surveillance companies hate the iPhone: Wash Post

By Craig Timberg – Washington Post

August 11, 2014

 

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The secrets of one of the world’s most prominent surveillance companies, Gamma Group, spilled onto the Internet last week, courtesy of an anonymous leaker who appears to have gained

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ENTC weekly radio program – August 18

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My Commentary on My Commentaries

al mariamConfessions of an Ethiopian-American blogger or notes of a native son on tyranny?

This commentary, perhaps confession is a better descriptor, has been long in coming. Why have I written lengthy weekly Monday commentaries for hundreds of weeks without missing …

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ENTC weekly radio program – August 13

 

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Debunking the Myth of Development and Investment in Africa

 

American Investments in Africa The myth of American investments in Africa: “Investing in the Next Generation”

It was a hyperbole fest (“hypefest”) at the U.S.-Africa Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. last week. It was all about the “fastest-growing continent with the youngest population …

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Black-on-black apartheid in Ethiopia

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Evidence shows how a tiny minority of Tigrians lords it over 90 million Ethiopians.

Research by Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE) names names; shows clear domination by the Tigrai People’s Liberation Front (TPLF)

August 10, 2014

 

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Meeting in Washington of African Leaders Opens to Protests: NY Times

By ANDREW SIDDONSAUG.

August 4, 2014

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the State Department on Monday, the start of a summit meeting here of more than 40 African heads of state, to denounce some of the leaders as

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Are African Strongmen Being Chosen Over African Civil Society?

US Africa Summit 2014:   Where is the Voice of Africans?

 

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August 3, 2014,

Washington, DC–. Mr. Obang Metho, the Executive Director of the Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE), a non-violent, non-political, grassroots social …

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ENTC Weekly Radio Program – August 5

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ENTC’s clear cut solution for Ethiopia’s crisis

Ethiopia’s future is at a crossroads. Each day it is becoming clear that, we opposition groups have to unite our struggle and form a unified force in order to fight the apartheid regime in Ethiopia. Attached is the proposal that …

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The Ethiopians and their leaders

By Yilma Bekele

Ato Andualem Aragie Andenet Party (2011)
Ato Bekele Giriba – (OFDM) Oromo Federalist Democratic Movement (August 2011)
Ato Olbana Lelissa – (OPC) Oromo People Congress Party (August 2011)

Ato Yeshiwas Assefa – National council Blue Party (2014)…

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What is the Value of American Values in Africa?

american values 2“We did a whole lot of things that were right, but we tortured some folks; we did some things that were  contrary to our values. When we engaged in some of these enhanced interrogation techniques, techniques that I believe …

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Obang Metho’s Letter to the Chairman of the TPLF

Open letter to Ethiopia’s ruling Tigrai People’s  Liberation Front (TPLF)

August 2, 2014

Abay Woldu,
The Chairman of the TPLF
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 

Dear Abay Woldu and Members of the TPLF Central Committee,

I am writing this to you

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The Devaluation of Birr: A Layman’s Guide – Part 2

By Seid Hassan, Murray State University

Hitherto, I have been reluctant to post a commentary regarding the World Bank’s suggested birr devaluation measure which is still being debated as we speak. I was reluctant partly because my highly received 2010

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