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Not a safe planet to be an Ethiopian.

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Not a safe planet to be an Ethiopian. By Yilma Bekele The terrorist group ISIL murdered twenty eight Ethiopians in cold blood in the deserts of Libya. In Durban South Africa two Ethiopian brothers aged twenty two and twenty four were locked inside their ‘container shop’ and set on fire. In Beirut Lebanon a young […]

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The Ethiopian Diaspora and consciousness

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By Yilma Bekele The Bay Area that currently is home away from home for thousands of Ethiopians is nothing like any other place that I have known. I was born in a small village on the southern part of Ethiopia and have resided in Addis Abeba, Oregon and Seattle Washington before moving here. The Bay […]

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The perils of outsourcing the fight for freedom

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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. Excuse me just because fighting for my right is beneath my dignity there is no […]

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Why ethnic-federalism deters equitable, integrated development

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By Aklog Birara, PhD “Hunger is actually the worst of all weapons of mass destruction, claiming millions of victims every year. Fighting hunger and poverty and promoting development are the truly sustainable way to achieve world peace. There will be no peace without development, and there will be neither peace nor development without justice.” – […]

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Ethiopian flight 409 might be a victim of Israel-Hizbullah war (Wikileaks)

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Wikileaks has released documents today that shed new light on what has cause the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 in 2009. The new WikiLeaks releases are email threads from the global intelligence firm Stratfor dating back to the time of the Ethiopian Airlines crash. While investigations were taking place in Beirut and Paris, Stratfor […]

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Stop bullshitting

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By Elias Kifle After I wrote a commentary a few days ago saying that we Ethiopians need to give the new prime minister some time to prove himself worthy of our support, I have received a flood of responses from some who supported my call, others who strongly opposed me, and a few who are […]

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Ato Seye and his politics

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By Yilma Bekele Mr. Charles Krauthammer is an American syndicated columnist, political commentator and is considered a highly influential conservative voice. He is critical of President Obama’s policies and supports the election of Mr. Romney to be President. As a tradition if a candidate for the presidency does not have a thick resume when it […]

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BOYCOTT Ethiopian Airlines – NO RIGHTS? NO FLIGHTS!

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Airline boycott has a storied past in South Africa as part of a broader consumer boycott by activists standing against state repression. These activists who called for a free and democratic South Africa understood that, if one is serious about human rights and democracy, then every nonviolent resistance, including economic boycott, must be waged. For […]

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A day of joy for Ethiopians; the blood-sucking terrorist tyrant is dead!

Today is a day of joy for most Ethiopians and all freedom loving people around the world. The ruling Woyanne tribal junta has finally admitted this morning that Meles Zenawi, the genocidal tyrant who has been terrorizing the people of Ethiopia for the past 4 decades, is dead. The state-controlled ETV reported that Meles Zenawi […]

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Why is Ethiopian Airlines overcharging passengers?

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Ethiopian Airlines (EAL) is consistently proving to be a bad financial deal for travelers to and from Ethiopia. EAL used to tout itself as the most affordable way to travel back home. But our research finds that at least nowadays, that is most certainly not the case. For the three-week time period beginning on September […]

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Profits drop 40% at Ethiopian Airlines

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Ethiopian’s profit plunges by 40 percent The Reporter August 11, 2012 The net profit of Ethiopian Airlines in the 2011/2012 fiscal year has tumbled by 40 percent to 732 million birr year-on-year. In the 2010/2011 fiscal year Ethiopian earned a net profit of 1.23 billion birr, which dropped by 500 million birr. In the 2011/2012 […]

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Starve the TPLF beast: Boycott Ethiopian Airlines

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Statement by Boycott TPLF Task Force Don’t hand over your hard-earned dollars, euros, any foreign currency to them! And save your own money in the process! Meles Zenawi is either dead, or if he is not actually clinically dead, he is as good as dead in terms of his physical and mental condition and well-being. […]

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Ode to timidity – the Ethiopian experience

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By Yilma Bekele I knew something was missing. It kept nagging at me, the little voice in side kept saying ‘you know you have been here before.’ I was driving south on the 580 Freeway when it hit me. It was 2005 deja vu. How could I forget? I ask for forgiveness, I am an […]

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Meles Zenawi is said to be dead – multiple sources

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An Ethiopian Airlines employee, who wants to remain anonymous, informed Ethiopian Review this afternoon that Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi has died 4 days ago. But according to our sources, his bodyguards are still at St. Luc Hospital in Belgium. If Meles is dead, what are they doing in Belgium? Is it a diversionary tactic? When […]

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ESFNA rocks Dallas

The Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA) opened its annual soccer tournament on Sunday, July 1st, in Dallas, Texas, with a big fanfare. I have been to several ESFNA events in the past, and I am sure many people would agree that this year’s is the best organized, and the most exciting event in […]

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Al Amoudi Woyanne festival in DC a total failure (video)

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The festival that is organized in Washington DC under the name of AESAONE by Al Amoudi and Woyanne thugs, in collaboration with a bunch of hoodlums, turned into total failure on its opening day this afternoon. After spending over $2 million to promote the event, less than 500 people turned out for the opening ceremony, […]

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Church leaders call for economic boycott of the TPLF junta

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Secretary of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church’s Holy Synod in exile, Archbishop Abune Melketsekik, and other church leaders have called on the people of Ethiopia to boycott all businesses that are affiliated with dictator Meles Zenawi’s ruling party, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). The economy boycott includes profitable enterprises such as Ethiopian Airlines that […]

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Ethiopia for sale – Graham Peebles

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The Ethiopian Land Giveaway – OpEd What’s yours is mine, what’s mine’s my own By Graham Peebles | Eurasia Review It is a colonial phenomenon, appropriate land for the needs of the colonists and to hell with those living upon the land, indigenous and at home. Might is right, military or indeed economic. The power […]

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How Meles rules Ethiopia

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By Richard Dowden Meles Zenawi is the cleverest and most engaging Prime Minister in Africa – at least when he talks to visiting outsiders. When he speaks to his fellow Ethiopians, he is severe and dogmatic. But he entertains western visitors with humour and irony, deploying a diffident, self-deprecating style which cleverly conceals an absolute […]

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Emirates takes advantage of boycott against Ethiopian Airlines

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Several Ethiopian media organizations have recently called for boycott of Ethiopian Airlines as part of the civil resistance campaign against the genocidal junta in Ethiopia. To those of you who are asking for an alternative, here is an answer for you. Emirates Airlines has just announced that it is slashing its fares for Ethiopian passengers. […]

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Clearing out the Al Amoudi trash

Removing the Al Amoudi and Woyanne thugs from the Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA) is a major victory that must be replicated in all other Ethiopian organizations and places of worship. The fight is hard, but we are starting to win some battles against a multimillion-dollar operation. Even their high-powered DLA Piper lawyers […]

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Discussion on boycotting Ethiopian Airlines (audio)

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Ethiopian Review editor Elias Kifle discusses with Netsanet Le Ethiopia Radio about boycott campaign against Ethiopian Airlines and other TPLF-controlled enterprise. Listen below:

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Ethiopian media organizations call for boycott of Ethiopian Airlines

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Several Ethiopian media organizations issued a worldwide call for economic boycott against the ethnic apartheid dictatorship in Ethiopia. The call was made by 12 major Ethiopian electronic and print media at a teleconference that was held on Saturday, April 12, 2012. The conference was attended by over 600 Ethiopians around the world. The worsening repression […]

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Southern Ethiopia — the playground of Meles Zenawi

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By Yilma Bekele Most locations are just bland places. There is not much variation in the topography. Look at Google satellite map of Africa and you will see what I mean. Endless flat land, a stretch of desert, an occasional river or a few hills is the norm. Our Ethiopia is different. In the North […]

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Boycott Woyanne cash cow: Ethiopian Airlines

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By Elias Kifle The Woyanne junta continues to commit horrible atrocities against Ethiopians with impunity. The recent ethnic cleansing campaign against the Amhara, Gambella and Afar people is not surprising because nothing has been done when khat-addicted dictator Meles Zenawi waged a war of genocide against fellow Ethiopians in Ogaden, filled Ethiopian prisons with Oromos, […]

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Amhara cannibalized by hodam Amharas

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By Elia Kifle The recent ethnic cleansing of 78,000 Ethiopians of the Amhara ethnic group from southern Ethiopia by the Woyanne junta is a horrible crime. Ethiopian Review has been reporting similar ethnic cleansing campaigns against other Ethiopian ethnic groups, particularly the Ogaden and Gambella over the past several years. How is it that Meles […]

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Loving Ethiopia to death – the Doctors

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By yilma Bekele On November 11, 2011, Yenesew Gebre was driven to kill himself on behalf of all suffering Ethiopians. He killed himself out of love for his people and country. He made the ultimate sacrifice to wake us up so we can see what it means to be humiliated in your own home. Love […]

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TPLF Inc. Survives on repression and not public trust

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Aklog Birara, PhD Those of us who enjoy freedom from constant purges, harassment, intimidation and fear need to remind ourselves each day that the Ethiopian people continue to suffer from poor and repressive governance-induced hyperinflation, hunger and malnourishment that is legendary, growing unemployment that drives thousands out of the country each month, glaring wealth and […]

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The sacrifice Andualem and others are paying must be shared

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The Woyanne junta in Ethiopia continues to commit gross injustice against Ethiopians with impunity. Meles and gang are not paying any price for their crimes. That must stop, and it can be stopped only when a large number of Ethiopians say enough. Woubshet Taye, Debebe Eshetu, Andualem Arage, Eskinder Nega and all the others who […]

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Volcanic ash cloud heading toward Addis Ababa

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ADDIS ABABA (AP) – Airlines that travel through East Africa said Monday they are keeping an eye on an ash cloud after a volcano eruption in Eritrea, and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the eruption is forcing her to cut short a three-nation African tour. Clinton was to have spent Monday night in […]

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Wife of Ethiopia’s tyrant on Dubai shopping spree

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Last Saturday, Azeb Mesfin, the wife of Ethiopia’s blood thirsty dictator Meles Zenawi, flew to Dubai on another shopping spree, according to Ethiopian Review sources. Azeb arrived at the airport around 11 AM local time accompanied by a few close friends and bodyguards. She then proceeded directly to a small private plane. Upon arrival in […]

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Elias and their ilk: Proving Sigmund Freud wrong?

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By Kiflu Hussain Let alone in the strictly patriarchal society like Africa where the father as the head of the family wields a great deal of power that make or mar the psychology of his children, even in the Western society that prides itself of liberty and emancipation of women, the presence or absence of […]

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Col. Asrat Bogale passed away

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Col. Asrat Bogale, a prominent and long time opponent of the Woyanne regime in Ethiopia, has passed away early Friday morning after receiving medical treatment in Paris. Col. Asrat Bogale left Ethiopia over 30 years ago when the Derg military regime came to power. He hijacked an Ethiopian Airlines plane and forced it to land […]

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Passenger dies on Ethiopian Airlines flight on its way to DC

Boston area TV, WCVB, reports that an unidentified passenger died on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 500 that headed to Washington DC. The flight was diverted to Boston. BOSTON (WCVB) — A flight headed to Washington DC, was diverted to Boston on Wednesday after a 64-year-old man died on board, CNN reported. The man died on Ethiopian […]

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Heroin addiction reaching epidemic levels in Ethiopia

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Just a couple of decades ago Khat (ጫት) consumption was limited to a small area of Ethiopia, mainly eastern and south eastern of the country. Today, Khat use is pervasive in all parts of Ethiopia, except the Tigray region where it is outlawed. As a result, currently a growing number of Ethiopian youth are addicted […]

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Marching to confront a genocidal tyrant – update

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6:30 PM – The demonstration at Columbia against the despot in Ethiopia is now over. The protesters are dispersing. Today’s demonstration has been exceedingly successful in that it has educated Columbia University and others about Zenawi’s dictatorship and the devastation it has caused in Ethiopia, exposed the two professors who are cheerleaders to African tyrants, […]

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Woyanne replaces Ethiopian Airlines CEO with one of its own

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The TPLF-junta controlled Ethiopian News Agency (ENA) reported today that Ethiopian Airlines CEO Girma Wake has been replaced by Tewolde G. Mariam. The news doesn’t indicate why Seyoum Mesfin, chairman of Ethiopian Airlines’ board, decided to replace Girma, who has been a successful CEO. Up to now, Ethiopian Airlines has been one of the few […]

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Ethiopian extortion victim lands in jail

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When we picked up the story about Ethiopian scientist and inventor Admasu Gebre who was thrown in jail for copyright violation in Ethiopia, we were almost certain that the ruling party Woyanne was behind it. We have heard too many similar cases in the past to reach at such a conclusion. Copyright dispute would not […]

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Woyanne invites Indian hospitals to set up branches in Ethiopia

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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 the genocidal regime made the country unlivable for most Ethiopians. NEW DELHI (The Economic Times) […]

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Mechanical glitch forces Ethiopian jet to return to Beirut

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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 minutes after takeoff, the pilot was able to return and land in Beirut safely and […]

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Captured suspect talks about a bomb abroad Ethiopian jet

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By Peter Heinlein | VOA ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA — Ethiopian Airlines officials are closely following a report that a captured terrorism suspect has told of a bomb aboard a plane that crashed off the coast of Lebanon in January. Investigators have not determined the cause more than two months after the crash. A report on […]

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Remembering Ato Ketema

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By Yilma Bekele I am sure you are familiar with all the big numbers thrown around when it comes to the number of Ethiopians in the US. Hundreds here thousands there add up to make an impressive amount. My travels the last few years have taken me to different parts of the Country. To tell […]

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Health minister contradicts govt claims on ET-409 crash

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Lebanon’s Health Minister is contradicting claims and leaks by his own government that Ethiopian flight 409 crashed because of weather and pilot error. Jawad Khalifeh said yesterday that the plane exploded. BEIRUT (AFP) — An Ethiopian jet which crashed off Lebanon’s coast last month exploded after take-off, Lebanon’s health minister said on Tuesday […]

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Ethiopian Airlines does not rule out sabotage

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Ethiopian Airlines responds to leaked information that the crash of ET409 may have occurred due to pilot error. It is becoming all too apparent that the Lebanese regime, with the complicity of Woyanne, is trying to cover up some thing. The following is a press release by EAL. Ethiopian Airlines would like to […]

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Lebanese leak information on Ethiopian jet crash investigation

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Any investigation conducted by the regimes in Lebanon and Ethiopia cannot be taken seriously. Both of them seem to have some thing to hide. The Lebanese, in particular, are acting in a highly suspicious manner. BEIRUT (Reuters) — Pilot error caused the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane off the coast of Lebanon […]

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Lebanon hands over ET-409 black box to France

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ADDIS ABABA (PANA) — Lebanon will hand over the recovered Flight Data Recorder (Black Box) of the crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet, ET 409, to the French authorities for investigations, Ethiopian Airlines Chief Executive Girma Wake said on Sunday. ‘The flight data recorder has been recovered. The search crews are in the process of retrieving the […]

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Crashed Ethiopian plane’s black box recovered

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Navy commandos have recovered the flight recorders from the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed off the coast of Lebanon last month, killing all 90 people on board. The Lebanese military says navy commandos retrieved the jet’s flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder on Sunday. The recorders were taken to a Beirut naval base, where […]

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Searchers locate black boxes of crashed Ethiopian plane

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Searchers located the black boxes of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed in the sea off Lebanon last month killing 90 people, Transport Minister Ghazi Aridi said on Saturday. “The boxes have been found under the rear part of the fuselage” which was found on Saturday morning, the Lebanese minister told AFP. “Lebanese army divers […]

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ET-409 and the surplus Ethiopians

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By Yilma Bekele It took an article on LA Times to help me gather my thoughts together. I knew there was some thing missing in the story unfolding in front of me. The article by Alexandra Sandels and Borzou Daragahi of Los Angles Times brought it all in focus. ET409 is a tragic story. We […]

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Our misplaced rage at the Lebanese

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By Fekade Shewakena The harrowing experience of Ethiopians on the doomed Ethiopian airliner in the Mediterranean Sea last week, and the racist ways in which grieving Ethiopians who were trying to know the fate of their fellow Ethiopians on the plane were treated in Lebanon, could have been used to raise important questions and start […]

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Ethiopians in Beirut hold memorial service for crash victims

Hany Gebre who was killed in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight on 25 January. [Photo: Matthew Cassel, JustImage.org]

By Joshua Hersh | The Faster Times Sunday morning, I went with the photojournalist Matthew Cassel (Just Image) to the Ethiopian Full Gospel Church, in Sebtiyeh, just outside of Beirut, for Sunday services and the funeral of one of the congregants, Hany Gebre, who died in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 last Monday. […]

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Ethiopian Airlines jet makes emergency landing in Chad

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NDJAMENA (AFP) — An Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet which made an emergency landing in Chad due to a radar problem took off again today, but 120 of its 150 passengers refused to board, airport authorities said. The plane, a Boeing 737 en route from Dakar in Senegal to Addis Ababa via Bamako in Mali, “left […]

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Ethiopian, Lebanese relations sour

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By Dalila Mahdawi and Wassim Mroueh | The Daily Star As investigations continue into the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on Monday, relations between the Ethiopian and Lebanese communities seem to be under strain. Ethiopian Airlines flight ET409 crashed into the Mediterranean Sea just minutes after taking off from Beirut’s Rafik Hariri International Airport during a […]

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Crashed Ethiopian Airlines black boxes have been found, not yet recovered

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Search teams on Thursday sought to recover the black boxes from an Ethiopian aircraft that crashed off Lebanon’s coast, with hope the data would provide answers to the mystery surrounding the tragedy. “We expect to have them some time today,” Lebanese Transport Minister Ghazi Aridi told AFP. An international search team picked up signals from […]

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U.S. Navy locates Ethiopian flight 409 black boxes

By Yara Bayoumy BEIRUT (Reuters) – A U.S. navy vessel located on Wednesday the flight recorders from an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed off the coast of Lebanon two days ago with 90 people aboard, a security official said. “The U.S. ship located the black boxes 1,300 metres underwater and 8 km west of Beirut […]

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The truth must be told about Ethiopian Flight 409

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By Mengistu Adugna Over the last few days, most of us have been in sombre sadness disheartened by the disaster of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight FT-409 destined Beirut to Addis Ababa – leading to the death of 90 people onboard as it has now (at the time of this writing) been confirmed. Firstly, my condolences […]

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Ethiopian Flight 409 black box found

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(BBC) — The “black box” flight recorders from a passenger jet which crashed off the coast of Lebanon two days ago have been found, officials say. A search team located the recorders from the Ethiopian Airlines flight just over 1.3km (0.8 miles) underwater, 10km west of the capital, Beirut. The search team is now trying […]

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Correction: Captain originally assigned to fly ET-409 escapes crash

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Ethiopian Airlines sources have revealed that the captain who was originally assigned to fly Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 was not on board when the plane crashed into the Mediterranean Sea. According to Ethiopian Review sources, Captain Amaha Fisseha went to Mekelle to attend a wedding, and in his place another pilot, Captain Habtamu Benti, with […]

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Lightning reported in the path of crashed Ethiopian plane

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(AccuWeather) — Frequent lightning was in the area of Monday morning’s Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 crash into the Mediterranean Sea, according to data compiled by AccuWeather.com. “A significant bolt was detected at 2:37 a.m., local time, 10 miles South of the Beirut Airport and 2.5 miles west of the coastal town of Na’ameh,” said AccuWeather.com […]

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Flight 409 pilot flew into violent storms

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By Charles Bremner | Times Online The crew of an Ethiopian airliner that crashed off Lebanon on Monday apparently flew into violent storms after failing to follow controllers’ instructions to avoid them, it emerged today. “A traffic control recording shows that the tower told the pilot to turn to avoid the storm, but the plane […]

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The mystery of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409

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By Charles Bremner | TimesOnline Stormy weather or sabotage are being cited in the aviation world as possible factors in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 409 off Beirut. There is no evidence yet to suggest what caused the modern Boeing 737-800 airliner to hit the Mediterranean minutes after take-off. But attention focused on powerful […]

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Names of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 passengers

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All the Ethiopians are women whom the Woyanne junta exploits by exporting them to Arab countries as domestic workers. Names of passengers aboard Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409: 1) Addis Abera Demise (Ethiopia) 2) Bahrnesh Megersa (Ethiopia) 3) Kidist Wolde Mariam (Ethiopia) 4) Elisabeth Tilhum Habtermariam (Ethiopia) 5) Rahel Tadese (Ethiopia) 6) Etenesh Admasie (Ethiopia) 7) […]

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No survivors found in Ethiopian Airlines plane crash (video)

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Update BEIRUT, Lebanon (Los Angeles Times) Airlines flight that crashed into the sea early Monday during a fierce winter storm. The Boeing 737-800 bound for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, was carrying eight crew members and 82 passengers when it crashed into the Mediterranean shortly after takeoff from Beirut amid hail and thunder. The U.S.-born wife […]

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Ethiopian Airline flight crashes, no word on survivors

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An Ethiopian Airlines plane with 90 people on board crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from Beirut in stormy weather early on Monday. The airline’s chief executive said there was no word of survivors. The Boeing 737-800, heading for the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, disappeared off the radar about five minutes after […]

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U.S. Part of Lebanon Search

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We’re told the US Navy is part of an international effort to find any survivors of the Ethiopian Air Lines crash off Beirut Lebanon.  The 6th Fleet guided missile destroyer USS Ramage which was on maneuvers in the area is involved, as is a P-3 Orion maritime search and rescue aircraft. The airline is saying no Americans were […]

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Rescue teams search for survivors in Ethiopian plane crash (video)

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Lebanese rescue teams Monday recovered 10 bodies from the wreckage of an Ethiopian airliner that plunged into the Mediterranean Sea minutes after takeoff in heavy rains and storms from the Beirut International Airport earlier in the day. “We have so far found 10 bodies at the crash site off the coast of Naameh, 7 miles […]

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Worries growing about Ethiopia elections – The Economist

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ADDIS ABABA (The Economist) — Worries about Ethiopia’s election, due in May, are growing. Aid-giving Western governments hope it will pass off without the strife that followed the last one, in 2005, when 200 people were killed, thousands were imprisoned, and the democratic credentials of Meles Zenawi, despite his re-election, were left in tatters. Though […]

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Storm appears to have caused the crash of Ethiopian Airlines jet

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A fierce storm appears to have caused the crash of an Ethiopian Airline jet that plunged in a ball of fire into the sea with 90 people on board, Lebanese Defense Minister Elias Murr said yesterday. “Bad weather was apparently the cause of the crash,” Mr Murr said. “We have ruled out foul play so […]

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Ethiopian plane crash should not sully success story

When news of the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash broke this morning my heart sank at the thought of covering yet another negative story about Ethiopia. It’s particularly galling for Ethiopians that the airline is one of the few international success stories for a country known mostly for famine and war. When the news emerged I […]

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Ethiopian Airlines jet crashes after taking off from Beirut

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BEIRUT (Reuters) – An Ethiopian Airlines plane with 85 passengers on board crashed into the Mediterranean sea shortly after taking off from Beirut international airport in the early hours of Monday, airport sources said. The plane, said to be a Boeing (BA.N) 737 by one source, disappeared off the radar some five minutes after takeoff. […]

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Africa-Asia ties flying high

Investment from China and other Asian countries was an important factor in several years of unprecedented growth in Africa before the global downturn hit. It is very much seen as a critical driver for Africa’s future growth prospects as well. China has repeatedly emphasised its commitment to Africa through the global troubles and is emerging even […]

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Siphoning off Ethiopian Airlines’ profit (video)

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Foreign Minister of Ethiopia’s tribal regime, Seyoum Mesfin, is reportedly siphoning off tens of millions of dollars from Ethiopian Airlines’ profit… and other news. Watch below:

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Why has Ethiopia’s regime locked Birtukan in jail?

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By Abiye Teklemariam Megenta One blazing hot Sunday afternoon in December, I drove my old BMW 316i to Ferensay Legacion, an area in North East Addis Ababa dotted with clusters of shanties. The roads were layered with unevenly carved cobble stones and red sand which made driving nearly impossible. Outside most of the small hovels, […]

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Seize the time: Challenge the dictator

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By Yilma Bekele The Ethiopian Prime Mister has been a very visible figure lately. If there is such thing as frequent flyer marketing by Ethiopian Airlines Ato Meles is sure to have enough to go to the moon and back. Stop wishing it were a one-way ticket ok? The period after the 2005 general election […]

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Drought stricken Ethiopia tries to get rid of eucalyptus tree

By Kristin Underwood | TreeHugger.com Today Ethiopia is classified as having over 70% severe desertification, according to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). While there are several reasons, one major one is thanks (or no thanks) to eucalyptus brought over from Australia. But, the folks over at the Entoto National Park project, want to see […]

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Ethiopian Airlines and Rwandair sign code share agreement

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By BOSCO HITIMANA | BusinessWeek KIGALI, RWANDA — Rwandair and Ethiopian Airlines have entered into a code share agreement to boost their visibility. Under two national flag carriers’partnership, Rwandair will serve as the marketing carrier while Ethiopian Airlines will be the operating carrier. Ethiopian Airlines Vice President Commercial, Mr. Tadesse Adane and Rwandair Chairman, Mr. […]

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Ethiopian Airlines receives its new Boeing 737-8AS

Ethiopian Airlines’ “new” Boeing 737-8AS ET-ANB (msn 29935, ex EI-CSW) is pictured at Lasham before it departed on September 13. [Photo: Antony J. Best] Ethiopian Airlines operates an all-Boeing fleet of 737 and 767 aircraft. Last week, Ethiopian Airlines, it acquired its second MD-11 freighter aircraft from the Chicago-based Boeing Corporation. The airline Management told […]

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An idea whose time has come – Eleni Gebre-Madhin

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By Eleni Zaude Gabre-Madhin Many Ethiopians have been intrigued by the advent of the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange and many voices have been heard from around the world in our virtual cyber-community and in private communication, some encouraging, some thrilled, some questioning, some skeptical, some downright opposed. I would like to thank all of those who […]

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Col. Kassaye Kifle passed away

Colonel Kassaye Kifle has passed away on July 14, 2009, after receiving medical treatment at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. Friends and family held a memorial service for him at the Debre Keranio Medhanialem Church in Nashville on July 17. His funeral services will be held at the Debre Libanos Monastery in Ethiopia on […]

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Ethiopian Airlines says to go ahead with Dreamliner order

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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (Reuters) — Ethiopian Airlines will take all 10 of the Boeing 787 Dreamliners it has ordered, its CEO said on Tuesday, and may buy more planes as it sees medium-term growth of 20 percent in revenues and passengers. The airline ordered 10 Dreamliners which are due for delivery between July 2010 and […]

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Ethiopian Airlines makes profit despite global turbulence

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ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopian Airlines has collected 45pc more revenue in the first eight months of the 2008-09 budget year than it has planned according to its officials. The phenomenal performance has come during the global economic crisis that has put contributed to a loss of 8.5 billion dollars for the aviation industry in 2008 […]

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Ethiopian man found in a flight cargo hold at Dulles Airport

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CHANTILLY, VIRGINIA (Fox News) — Federal authorities say they’ve discovered a stowaway who arrived at a Washington-area airport in the cargo hold of a flight from Ethiopia. U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Steve Sapp says ground personnel at Dulles International Airport were pulling baggage from Ethiopian Airlines Flight 500 when they noticed an arm […]

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Ethiopian plans to establish new airline

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By Kaleyesus Bekele | Reporter The Ethiopian Airlines is planning to establish a regional hub in Southern Africa by establishing another airline. Recently Ethiopian bought a 25 percent stake on ASKY, a newly-established private airline in Togo. Ethiopian is now establishing a regional hub in West Africa, Lome. Girma Wake, CEO, told Airline Business that […]

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