Monthly Archives: March 2015

Ethiopia: The Dam Dammed by Cash Flow?

In my March 2013 commentary, “Rumors of Water War on the Nile?”, I argued: 

… Whether there will be an actual “Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam” [GERD] is the $5bn dollar question of the century. Because Egypt has been

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Yemen in our prayers

Yemen in our prayers. By Yilma Bekele
Poor Yemen is fast becoming the new playground of every wanabe strong Arab regime in the Middle East. Yemen is a safe location where they could test their acquired toys and pretend to …

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ENTC Weekly Radio – March 26

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Secretive Agreement on the Nile — Is the TPLF giving away the store?

 March 25, 2015

(Geneva, Switzerland)— On March 23, 2015, a Tripartite Summit on the Nile was held in Khartoum, Sudan, hosted by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, and attended by Egyptian President Abdul Fattah Sisi, and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam

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Remembering the Sharpeville Massacre in South Africa

South Africa, 1960 

On March 21, 1960, exactly 55 years ago today, a crowd estimated at five thousand (according to apartheid police 20 thousand, inflated to justify their extreme response) gathered in front of a police station in the South …

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EYNM Press Release

The Ethiopian Youth National Movement (EYNM) has issued a press release.

Read the Statement here

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ENTC Weekly Radio – March 19

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Save me from the kindness of my friends

Save me from the kindness of my friends. By Yilma Bekele
We all have a few issues. Some are real while a few are due to ignorance but somewhere in between there are some topics raised by some folks that …

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A Tale of Tall Tales and “Ethiopia’s Diplomat-in-Chief”

Tedros pinocchio

What does a malaria researcher know about the art and science of diplomacy? Or for that matter the difference between telling the truth and telling lies? Or condoning or condemning lies? These are not trick questions.

Tedros Adhanom is the …

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ENTC and Shengo Leaders on VOA

Ato Sileshi Tilahun, chairman ENTC and Dr. Taye Zegeye, chairman Shengo on VOA Amharic service on the topic of forming an all-inclusive unified alternative force.

Listen to the clip here (mp3)

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ENTC Weekly Radio – March 11

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Ethiopia spies on journalists based in US: Washington Post

Washington Post  

WASHINGTON — Ethiopia appears to again be using Internet spying tools in attempts to eavesdrop on journalists based in suburban Washington, said security researchers who call such intrusions a serious threat to human rights and …

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Ethiopia’s Growth Program Cuts Out Dissent: Wall Street Journal

By Heidi Voigt | Wall Street Journal

March 8, 2015
Since 2010, Girma Seifu Maru has tried to raise his voice against political abuses while 546 fellow legislators consistently support the government.
 
But in February, the government electoral board replaced
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The Poison of Ethnic Federalism in Ethiopia’s Body Politic

ethnic federalismThe Thugtatorship of the Tigrean Peoples Liberation (T-TPLF) adopted its fabricated constitution for Ethiopia on December 8, 1994.

The Preamble to that constitution declares, “We the Nations, Nationalities and People of Ethiopia…” have written the constitution to 1) “secure the

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World Bank Admits It Ignored Its Own Rules Designed To Protect The Poor

By Ben Hallman |The Huffington Post

March 5, 2015

 

 

The World Bank, created to fight poverty, has admitted that it’s failed to follow its own rules for protecting the poor people swept aside by dams, roads and …

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Bibi Came, Bibi Saw, Bibi Brought Nothing to the Table!

bibiOn March 3, 2015, Prime Minister Benjamin (“Bibi”) Netenyahu addressed a joint session of the United States Congress to deliver  his diktat: Pass a law to prevent President Obama from negotiating with Iran because any U.S. agreement with Iran is …

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ENTC Weekly Radio – March 5

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Tecola and his crocodile tears.

Tecola and his crocodile tears. By Yilma Bekele
Crocodile tears (or superficial sympathy) are a false, insincere display of emotion such as a hypocrite crying fake tears of grief. That is what it felt like reading the gentleman’s article after …

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A Magna Carta for Ethiopia?

king johnI am celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta Libertatum or the Great Charter of English Liberties.

Whoa! Hold it! I understand your question!

Why is a guy born in Africa (Ethiopia) now living in America  celebrating  a …

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