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Ethiopia: Rumors of Water War on the Nile?

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Late last month, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid Bin Sultan fired a shot across the bow from the Arab Water Council in Cairo to let the regime in Ethiopia know that his country takes a dim view of the “Grand Renaissance Dam” under “construction” on the Blue Nile (Abbay) a few miles from […]

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Ethiopians and Somalis Enslaved in Yemen

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(Yemen Post) – An investigation conducted by al-Wethaq a couple of months ago – a right group organization based in Yemen – revealed that two years in its post revolution era Yemen is still home to hundreds of slaves. Despite its many promises to address all grave human rights violations such as slavery, the central […]

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The Green Green Gold of Ethiopia: Graham Peebles

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By Graham Peebles | Counterpunch.com March 8, 2013   Ancestral land that for generations has served as home and livelihood for hundreds of thousands of indigenous people in Ethiopia is being leased out, on 99-year renewable contracts at nominal sums to foreign corporations. The land giveaway or agrarian reforms as the government would prefer to […]

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Ethiopia’s ‘jihadi’ film and its boomerang effects

The government's uncanny response to "basic demands of religious freedom" has created a rare opportunity for a decisive break with a docile political past and for the "formation of a new collective consciousness" [AP]

The film seeks to transform the “demands for freedom of religion” into a joint criminal enterprise with terror groups. Awol K Allo | Aljazeera March 4, 2013 On February 5, 2013, Ethiopia’s only and publicly funded Television Station, ETV, aired a controversial documentary during prime time in violation of an outstanding court injunction. Oddly subtitled […]

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The Moral Equivalent of an Anti-Apartheid Movement in Ethiopia?

Ethiopian Muslims engaged in the moral equivalent of an anti-Apartheid movement? In her recent commentary in the New York Review of Books, “Obama: Failing the African Spring?”, Dr. Helen Epstein questioned the Obama Administration for turning a blind eye to human rights violations in Africa, and particularly the persecution of Muslims in Ethiopia. She argued […]

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Displacement, Intimidation and Abuse: Land Loyalties in Ethiopia

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By Graham Peebles | counterpunch.org March 1, 2013 With the coming of industrial-size farms in Ethiopia, local people, villagers and pastoralists (deemed irrelevant to the Government’s, economically-driven development plans) are being threatened, and intimidated by the military; forcibly displaced and herded into camps, their homes destroyed. Along with vast agricultural complexes, dams are planned and […]

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የፍርሃትና ስም ማጥፋት ፖለቲካ በኢትዮጵያ

ፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ 2011፡ የሙስና አገዛዝ፤ ፍርሃትና ሰም ማጥፋት በዲሴምበር 2011 ‹‹ኢትዮጵያ የደም ሃገር ወይም የንቅዘት (ሙስና) ሃገር›› በሚል ርእስ የኢትዮጵያን ሁለት ገጽታ በማመዛዘን አንድ ጦማር አስነብቤ ነበር፡፡ በዚያን ወቅት ትራንስፓረንሲ ኢንተርናሽናል በተባለው ተቋም ተቀምጦ የነበረው ገጽታ ያሳየው ኢትዮጵያ ለም መሬቶች በተንኮል በተጠቀለለ ስውር ደባ እየተቸበቸቡ እንደነበር ነው፡፡በዘገባው ላይ ተቋሙ ለኢትዮጵያ ያሰፈረው […]

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Indian National TV presents debate on Ethiopia land grab

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Click here to watch the debate

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The London Debretsion Church and the Ethiopians

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By Yilma Bekele Please follow the link above and watch the YouTube video before reading this article. This is Debretsion Ethiopian Orthodox Church in London England. The picture seems to have been taken on a cold winter day. It is such a beautiful church. Doesn’t it look so serene and peaceful? I am sure it […]

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Indian land grabs in Ethiopia show dark side of south-south co-operation

Farm workers remove weeds from young plants at the palm oil plantation owned by Karuturi Global, near the town of Bako, in Ethiopia.

By Anuradha Mittal | Guardian February 25, 2013 The idea of south-south co-operation evokes a positive image of solidarity between developing countries through the exchange of resources, technology, and knowledge. It’s an attractive proposition, intended to shift the international balance of power and help developing nations break away from aid dependence and achieve true emancipation […]

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Ethiopia: The Prototype African Police State

The sights and sounds of an African police state When Erin Burnett of CNN visited Ethiopia in July 2012, she came face-to-face with the ugly face of an African police state: We saw what an African police state looked like when I was in Ethiopia last month… At the airport, it took an hour to clear […]

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TPLF agents wreak havoc in London’s Debretsion Ethiopian Orthodox Church (video)

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Agents of The Tigray People’s People Liberation Front (TPLF) routinely generate conflict within Diaspora Ethiopian communities. They spy on, harass and intimidate those associations and organizations they are unable to infiltrate. The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (EOTC), in particular, and now the Ethiopian Muslim communities, are their prime target. As the video below shows, the TPLF venom […]

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Saudi Arabia: 53 Ethiopian Christians arrested for praying in a private home

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Forty-six detainees are women, and most likely face deportation. The authorities have accused them of converting Muslims to Christianity. There is no religious freedom in the country: the monarchy allows private worship of other faiths, but the religious police carry out indiscriminate arrests. Source:  Asianews.it February 20, 2013 Damman (AsiaNews / Agencies) – Saudi Arabia […]

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ENTC conference in DC – Local media coverage

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  Ato Abebayehu Alula, ENTC leadership and Ato Ashebir Tadesse, ENTC-Washington DC metro local council chair urge the Ethiopian community to come and exchange ideas on how we move forward in the struggle for freedom and democracy in Ethiopia.   Listen to the short interview with Netsanet le Ethiopia radio  

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ENTC will hold a public meeting on February 24th

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The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) is organizing a town hall in Washington DC on Sunday, February 24, 2013, following its 2-day general assembly. Local representatives from several cities and countries around the world are heading to Washington DC starting Feb. 20 to participate in the ENTC general assembly. At the end of the two-day […]

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Ethiopia: The Politics of Fear and Smear

2011: Dictatorship, corruption and the politics of fear and smear In December 2011, I wrote a commentary entitled, “Ethiopia: Land of Blood or Land of Corruption?” contrasting two portraits of Ethiopia. At the time, the portrait painted by Transparency International (TI) (Corruption Index) and Global Financial Integrity (GFI) showed Ethiopia as a land blighted by  systemic corruption. GFI […]

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TPLF operative launches vicious attack against Ethiopian church in exile

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A semi-literate TPLF operative by the name of Entehabu Berhe lobs poisonous charges against the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church (EOTC) in the Diaspora.  The EOTC’s opposition to government interference is disingenuously presented as an attack on the people of Tigrai.  Ethiopia’s ruling party appears ready to defame and destroy both Christian and Muslim leaders who […]

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ኢህአዴግ አንገቱን ታንቋል

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ዓለም ባንክ ርምጃ ለመውሰድ ጫፍ ደርሷል Source:  Goolgule.com February 16, 2013   /ዜና ጎልጉል/ ኢህአዴግ ላይ ቀደም ሲል ሲቀርቡበት ከነበሩት ሪፖርቶች በተለየ ጥቅሞቹ ላይ ያነጣጠሩ አስደንጋጭ መረጃዎች እንደወጡበት ተሰማ። መረጃው የኢህአዴግን አንገት የማነቅ ያህል እንደሚቆጠርና ለተግባራዊነቱ የተንቀሳቀሱትን አካላት “የአስተዋይነት” ትግል ውጤት እንደሆነ ተጠቁሟል። ኢህአዴግ በህዝብ ስም በብድርና በርዳታ የሚያገኘውን ከፍተኛ መጠን ያለው ገንዘብ ለፖለቲካ ስራ […]

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Salavation in worshiping Meles? His successors hope so — Economist

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Ruling Ethiopia Long live the king Ethiopia’s new leadership is practising hero-worship The Economist February 16, 2013 DURING his two decades running Ethiopia, Meles Zenawi almost single-handedly engineered its rise from lost cause to model pupil. Even his enemies admit he was both popular and competent. Often working around the clock, he could make complex […]

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ኢትዮጵያ፡ ከዚህ በኋላ ቀጣዩ ጉዟችን (ወይም መቆሚያችን) ወዴት ነው?

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ፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ በዴሞክራሲ የአንድነት ጎዳና ላይ? በጁን 2012 ‹‹ኢትዮጵያ፡ በሕገ መንግስታዊ ዴሞክራሲ ጎዳና ላይ›› የሚል ጦማር አቅርቤ ነበር፡፡ ‹‹በርካታማ ሕበረሰቦች ከጭቆና ወደ ዴሞክራሲ ሽግግርን ሲያስቡና ሲንቀሳቀሱ፤ እንቅስቃሴያቸውን የሚገቱ በርካታ ፈተናዎች›› እንደገጠሟቸው በማስረጃ የተደገፉ ታሪካዊ እውነታዎችን ጠቅሼ ነበር:- ከአረብ ‹‹መነሳሳት››ከታየው ልምድ በመነሳት ሕገ መንግስታዊ ቅድመ ውይይት እንደሚያስፈልግ ጠቁሜ አንዳንድ ሃሳቦችም ሰንዝሬ ነበር፡፡ […]

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Eruk Misraq – Hanna Girma

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The incredible Hanna Girma

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የወያኔ ሀረካት

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የ አቤ ቶኪቻው መልስ ለወያኔ ፕሮፓጋንዳ Abe Tkoichaw’s response to Woyane theatrics in defaming Ethiopian Muslims

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Doing business with dictators is high risk — a warning to Indian investors

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Obang Metho’s presentation to the National Press Club of India February 5, 2013   I would like to give a special thank you to the Centre For Social Development (CSD) in association with Indian Social Action Forum (INSAF), Popular Education and Action Centre (PEACE), and The Oakland Institute for inviting me to this important discussion […]

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Ethiopia: Where Do We Go (or not go) From Here?

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On the road to democracy and unity? For some time now, I have been heralding Ethiopia’s irreversible march from dictatorship to democracy. In April 2011, I wrote a commentary entitled, “The Bridge on the Road(map) to Democracy”. I suggested, We can conceive of the transition from dictatorship to democracy as a metaphorical journey on the […]

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30,000 made homeless as TPLF demolishes homes, confiscates land

By Betre Yacob | Assaman.info (Italy) February 7, 2013 The Ethiopia’s tyrannical government demolished more than 7 thousand houses in Addis Ababa in the districts named Bole and Nifas Silk, and left more than 30 thousand poor people without a roof over their heads. In addition to the houses, a mosque and a school were […]

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Ethiopian Lutheran church breaks with foreign affiliates over homosexuality

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Lutheran church in Ethiopia severs relationship with ELCA ELCA NEWS SERVICE February 7, 2013 CHICAGO (ELCA) — The Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus is severing its relationship with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), the Church of Sweden and “those churches who have openly accepted same-sex marriage.” The action for “all Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane […]

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Violence and the Ethiopians.

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Violence and the Ethiopians. By Yilma Bekele We always think of our people to be so loving that welcome a stranger into their homes and share what little they have. Our language is full of sayings about being a good host, a great neighbor and a kind human. Sharing what you have, helping those in […]

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የኢትዮጵያ አምባገነኖች ጉም ይጨብጣሉ አውሎ ነፋስን ይዎርሳሉ!

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ፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ የአፍሪካ አምባገነኖች የዉሃ ላይ ቤተመንግስተና የዉሃ ገደብ: ለዘላለም  ለስማቸው መጠሪያ ይሆናል ብለው ሲገነቡና ሲያስገነቡ ኖረዋል:: ትተው ያለፉት በሕያውነት ጀግነውና ሲወደሱ መኖርን ነበር፡፡ ውጤቱ ግን ጉምን መጨበጥ ነፋስን መውረስ ሆኗል፡፡ የጋናው  ክዋሚ ንክሩማ በ1957 ዓም የመጀመሪያዋን የጥቁር  አፍሪካ ሃገር ከቅኝ ገዢዎች በማላቀቅ፤ወደ ነጻነት መራት፡፡ በመንግስት በሚመራ ንኩርማኒዝም በተባለ ፀንሰ ሃሳብ  […]

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Indian investors are forcing Ethiopians off their land – Guardian

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Thousands of Ethiopians are being relocated or have already fled as their land is sold off to foreign investors without their consent By John Vidal | The Guradian February 6, 2013 Ethiopia‘s leasing of 600,000 hectares (1.5 acres) of prime farmland to Indian companies has led to intimidation, repression, detentions, rapes, beatings, environmental destruction, and […]

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Obang addresses land grab conference in India

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Statement by Mr. Obang Metho, Executive Director of the SMNE Understanding Land Investment in East Africa Seminar Hall II, India International Centre, Max Muller Marg, New Delhi   A Day Light Robbery in Ethiopia: “Doing Business” With African dictators
“    Organized by Centre For Social Development (CSD) in association with Indian Social Action Forum (INSAF), New […]

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Preparation for ENTC general assembly and public meeting is being finalized

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The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) is organizing a town hall in Washington DC on Sunday, February 24, 2013, following its 2-day general assembly. Local representatives from several cities and countries around the world are heading to Washington DC starting Feb. 20 to participate in the ENTC general assembly. At the end of the two-day […]

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Ethiopia: They Shall Inherit the Wind

The Sandcastles and Dams of African Dictators All dictators on the African continent have sought immortality by leaving a legacy that will outlive them and endure for the ages. But all have inherited the wind. Kwame Nkrumah led the first sub-Saharan African country to gain independence from colonialism in  1957. Nkrumaism sought to transform Ghana into […]

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Africans In India: From Slaves to Generals and Rulers

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An exhibit at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Over the centuries, East Africans have greatly distinguished themselves in India as generals, commanders, admirals, architects, prime ministers, and rulers. They have written a story unparalleled in the rest of the world: that of enslaved Africans attaining the pinnacle of military and political authority. Known […]

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CPJ protests arrest of Ethiopian journalist for covering Muslim protest

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Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Nairobi, February 1, 2013 Ethiopian security forces have detained for two weeks without charge the editor of a newsmagazine and accused him of incitement to terrorism, according to local journalists. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities to release Solomon Kebede immediately and halt their harassment of journalists affiliated […]

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የኢትዮጵያ አቦሸማኔዎችና አባ ዝምታዎች ትንሣኤ

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ከፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ በአቦሸማኔዎች ምድር የጉማሬዎች (አባ ዝምታዎች) ዓለም በአዲስ ዓት መግቢያ ጦማሬ ላይ 2013ን ‹‹የኢትዮጵያ የአቦሸማኔ ዓመት››(የወጣቶቹ)  ብዬው ነበር፡፡ በዚህ ዓመትም የኢትዮጵያን ወጣቶች ለማስተማር፤ባሉበት ለመድረስ፤ለማሳሰብም ቃል ገብቼ ነበር:: የኢትዮጵያም የምሁራን አምባ ይህንኑ ለማድረግ ጥረት እንዲያደርጉ ተማጽኜ ነበር (በተለይም በከፍተኛው ጣርያ ላይ ያለነውን ምሁራን)፡፡ በተመሳሳይ ወጣቱን እንዲደርሱት አሳስቤም ነበር፡፡ ከዚህ ባለፈም ተማጽኖዬ ከሰፊው የጉማሬ ትውልድ ጋር […]

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Ethiopia: Rise of the Chee-Hippo Generation

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The Silent World of Hippos on Planet Cheetah In my first weekly commentary of the new year, I “proclaimed” 2013 “Year of Ethiopia’s Cheetah Generation” (young people). I also promised to reach, teach and preach to Ethiopia’s youth this year and exhorted members of the Ethiopian intellectual class (particularly the privileged “professorati”) to do the same. […]

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Ethiopia’s resettlement scheme leaves lives shattered and UK facing questions

A family in Kir, Gambella. Ethiopia's controversial resettlement programme has forced people to leave their villages.

Clar Ni Chonghaile | The Guardian January 22, 2013 A ‘villagisation’ programme has left many people from Ethiopia’s Gambella region bereft of land and loved ones, casting donor support in an unflattering light   Mr O twists his beaded keyring between his long fingers as he explains why he started legal action against Britain’s international […]

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ኢትዮጵያ፡- ሃለፊነታቸውን የዘነጉት ግድ የለሽ ምሁራን

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ከፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ በቅርቡ ናኦም ቺሞስኪ: የኤም አይ ቲ (M.I.T.) ዩኒቨርሲቲ የስነ ቋንቋ ፕሮፌሰርና የአሜሪካ ቀደምት ምሁር፤ ለአልጀዚራ ስለአሜሪካ የቀለም ሰዎችና ምሁራን በሰጡት ቃለ መጠይቅ ላይ ምሁሮቹ ሃላፊነት ጉድለትና ግድ የለሽነት አንደሚያሳዩ መግለጫ ሰጥተው ነበር፡፡ ላለፉት 4 አሰርት ዓመታት የ84 ዓመቱ ቺሞስኪ ተጋፍጠው ፤ ሃይላነ ጉልበተኞች ነን የሚሉትንም በሃቅ አለንጋ ሲሸነቁጣቸው ነበር፡፡ […]

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Coup Attempt by Rebel Soldiers Is Said to Fail in Eritrea: NYT

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By Jeffrey Gettleman | New York Times January 22, 2013 GARSEN, Kenya — Eritrea, a sliver of a nation in the Horn of Africa that is one of the most secretive and repressive countries in the world, was cast into confusion on Monday after mutinous soldiers stormed the Ministry of Information and took over the […]

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Reflecting on our past and fighting for our future

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By:  Belay Berhanu W. Mariam New York, N.Y. 01/21/2013 “Learn from yesterday, live for today, and hope for tomorrow” (Albert Einstein). Let me start by introducing myself. I immigrated to U.S. in 1988 for political reasons and I have been living in New York City for several years. Repression, imprisonment, and forced exile-this is a […]

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Conflicting reports about coup attemp in Eritrea: CBS

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Possible failed coup attempt in Eritrea CBS News (January 21, 2013) More than 100 dissident soldiers stormed the Ministry of Information in the small East African nation of Eritrea on Monday and read a statement on state TV saying the country’s 1997 constitution would be put into force, two Eritrea experts said. The soldiers held […]

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Coup in Eritrea? TV off air; soldiers surround Ministry of Information

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Eritrea: ‘Troops deployed’ in Asmara BBC (January 21, 2013) Reports from Eritrea say a group of around 100 soldiers have surrounded the ministry of information in the capital, Asmara. State TV has also reportedly been taken off air in what some have described as a coup attempt. The city is said to be calm with […]

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Ethiopia: The Irresponsibility of the Privileged?

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Recently, Naom Chomsky, MIT Professor of Linguistics and arguably America’s foremost public intellectual, gave an interview to Al Jazeera on the social (ir)responsibility of American academics and intellectuals. Chomsky, 84, has been raising hell for over four decades, getting into the faces of the powerful and mighty and whipping them with the truth. He recently […]

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TPLF military tigthens grip on Ethiopian economy

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Meet MetEC – the misleadingly named Ethiopian Metal and Engineering Corporation that has come to dominate the Ethiopian economy in less than one year. Headed by Brigadier General Kinfu Dagnew, MetEC now controls 15 industries and 100 factories. It has its fingers in everything from the so-called Grand Renaissance Dam to arms factories, to a […]

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Ethiopia marching toward a failed state – US Intelligence

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Ethiopia will be among the top failed states, according to a report by the Director of National Intelligence, an umbrella organization of US intelligence agencies.  Entitled “Global Trends 2030: Alternative Trends”, Ethiopia is among the top 15 states expected to disintegrate and become ungovernable in the next fifteen years. The separation of Eritrea from Ethiopia […]

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አዲስ አበባ ረክሳለች!

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ለጋ ህጻናትን ለባለስልጣናትና ባለሃብቶች ማቅረብ “ትርፋማ” ሆኗል Source:  Goolgule.com January 14, 20013   ትውልድ አምካኝ ቤቶችን፣ ትውልድ አምካኝ ደላሎችን፣ በህጻናት የወሲብ ንግድ ገንዘብ የሚሰበስቡትን፣ ማጥፋት ቀላል ነው። ግን ተጠቃሚዎቹ ህግ አስከባሪዎቹ፣ ህግ አወጪዎቹና ዋናዎቹ “የአገሪቱ ህዳሴ ባለቤቶች” የሚባሉት በመሆናቸው አይታሰብም። አንዳንድ ዝግ ቤቶች በሲቪል ጠባቂዎች የሚጠበቁ ናቸው። አንዳንዴ ቤተመንግስቱንና ሟቹን የቤተመንግስት ነዋሪ ይጠብቁ የነበሩት በፈረቃ […]

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ESAT interview with Elias Kifle (video)

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ESAT’s Dereje Desta interviews Ethiopian Review editor Elias Kifle

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ENTC has formed a new chapter in Sudan

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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, the leadership has announced the successful completion of the formation of ENTC Sudan chapter with dedicated Ethiopians. […]

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ኢትዮጵያ፤ የመዳኛ ወቅትና፤ የዕረቀሰላምጊዜ

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ከፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ የረፖርተር ድሕረ ገፅ ሲዘግብ: ‹‹በጎሳ ላይ የተመሰረተ ግጭት በአዲስ አበባ ዩኒቨርሲቲ ተማሪዎች መሃል በመጸዳጃ ቤቶች፤ በቤተመጻህፍትና በመኝታ ቤት  ግድግዳ ላይ፤የተጻፉ አስፀያፊ ክብረነክ ጸሁፎች ከስድስት በላይ የሆኑ ተማሪዎችን ለከፍተኛ የመቁሰል አደጋ ተጠቂ ዳርጓቸዋል:: በርካታዎችንም ለእስር አብቅቷል፡፡ ለላለፉት አሰርት ዓመታት፤በዩኒቨርሲቲ ተማሪዎች መሃል ግጭቶችን ሲያስነሱ ከርመዋል፡፡ ይህም መሰረታዊ ችግሩና መንስኤው አስተዳደራዊ ድክመት […]

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ENTC denounces assassination attempt on Abebe Gelaw

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It has been reported in the news that TPLF/EPRDF hatched plot had been foiled by the US FBI office and the suspects are under investigation. ENTC strongly denounces this shameful act. It is a recent memory that following the 2005 election, the fascist TPLF foreign ministry drafted and disseminated a 52 page document to all […]

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Ethiopia: A Time to Heal, A Time to Reconcile

Last week, The Reporter reported: An ethnic-based conflict between Addis Ababa University (AAU) students following derogatory graffiti posted on toilet-walls and library walls has left half a dozen students with severe injuries while others had faced arrest. For decades, the clash between students at universities has witnessed many ethnic-based conflicts which many observers claim it to be the weakness […]

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ENTC requests diplomatic recognition from South Africa

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PRESS RELEASE January 14, 2013 The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has sent a communiqué to the South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, the Honorable Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, requesting a diplomatic recognition. The letter was submitted to the Ministry by Ato Israel Wondimu Negash, ENTC’s diplomatic representative in South Africa. The letter explains ENTC’s […]

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ENTC denounces the assassination attempt on Abebe Gelaw

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ENTC issued a Press Release strongly condemning the Woyane regime in its blatant assassination attempt on journalist and activist Abebe Gelaw. Read here full text

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2013 የኢትዮጵያ የአቦሸማኔ ትውልድ ዓመት ይሁን!

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ከፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ የአቦሸማኔዎች ዓመት 2013 የኢትዮጵያዊያን አቦሸማኔዎች (የወጣቱ ትውልድ) ዓመት መሆን አለበት፡፡ ‹‹የአቦሸማኔው ዘመን የሚያመላክተው የአፍሪካን ጉዳይና ችግር በአዲስ መንገድና አመለካከት ማየት የሚችለውን አዲሱንና ቁጡውን ወጣት፤ አዲስ ተመራቂዎችንና ብቁ ባለሙያዎችን የሚመለከት ነው፡፡ ምናልባትም ‹‹ቁንጥንጥ ትውልድ›› ተብለው ሊጠቀሱ ይችላል:: ያም ሆኖ ግን የአፍሪካ አዲሶቹ ተስፋ ወጣቶቹ ናቸው፡፡ ግልጽነትን፤ ተጠያቂነትን፤ሰብአዊ መብትን፤ መልካም አስተዳደርን የቀለጠፈና […]

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TPLF and the culture of violence

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TPLF and the culture of violence. By Yilma Bekele. According to ESAT the FBI has foiled an attempt by the Ethiopian government to assassinate Ato Abebe Gelaw. Goosh Abera and his accomplices are under custody. Please note here I said the Ethiopian government since there seems to be no thin line between the TPLF party […]

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The role of higher education and Ethiopia

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The role of higher education and Ethiopia. By Yilma Bekele My beautiful and brilliant niece graduated from college a few days ago. We are all proud and happy with her accomplishment. It gave the whole family an opportunity to get together. Believe me the festival was preserved on video and camera, posted on Facebook, published […]

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አዉራ የሌለዉ ትግል፤ እረኛ የሌለዉ መንጋ ነዉ – እኔ መሪዬን መርጫለሁ እናንተስ?

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ከፍስሃ እሸቱ (ዶ/ር) በቅርቡ ከዳር ቆሞ ለዉጥን መጠበቅ የህልም እንጀራ በሚል በትግሉ ጎራ ላይ ያለኝን የግሌን አመለካከት የሚገልፅ ፅሁፍ ለወገኖቼ ማቅረቤ ይታወሳል። ይንንኑም ተከትሎ የተለያዩ አስተያቶች ከበርካታ አንባብያን ደርሰዉኛል። ወገኖቼም በቀረበዉ ሀሳብ ላይ ተነስታችሁ ለሰጣችሁኝ ገንቢ አስተያቶች የከበረ ምስጋናዬን አቀርባለሁኝ። ከበርካታ ወገኖችም በፅሁፉ የተዘረዘሩትን ችግሮችና የመፍትሄ ሀሳቦች በመገምገም በቀጣይነት ምን ማድረግ አለብን ትላለህ የሚሉ በርካታ […]

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A film in memory of Alem Dechasa

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By Rebecca Whiting (Al-Akhbar) — The situation of migrant domestic workers in Lebanon, structured by a lack of protective labor laws and a culture of racial inequality, marks a huge failure in the country’s human rights record. Documentary filmmaker Vanessa Bowles chose to explore this cultural phenomenon and her personal relationship with it, having grown […]

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Ethiopia 2013: Year of the Cheetah Generation

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Year of the Cheetahs 2013 shall be the Year of Ethiopia’s Cheetah Generation. “The Cheetah Generation refers to the new and angry generation of young African graduates and professionals, who look at African issues and problems from a totally different and unique perspective. They are dynamic, intellectually agile, and pragmatic. They may be the ‘restless […]

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“I am a journalist” – Reeyot Alemu

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(IWMF) — It was only a matter of time before Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu was sent to prison. Her country has become one of the most oppressive in the world for press freedom, with numbers of jailed journalists rising steadily each year. Alemu was arrested on June 21, 2011, and accused of conspiracy to commit […]

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ENTC to convene its general assembly on Feb. 22 in Washington DC

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The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) announced that it will hold its mid-term general assembly in Washington DC from Feb. 22 – 24, 2013. The meeting will evaluate ENTC’s activities of the past six months and will make necessary adjustments, its news release said. Representatives of ENTC chapters and local councils from several cities and […]

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Hailemariam Desalegn answers questions in Parliament

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Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn at a Q&A session in Parliament – January 1, 2013

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Ethiopian woman in Kuwait died after falling from a building

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KUWAIT CITY (Arabtimes) — An Ethiopian woman died when she fell from the window of a domestic employment agency in Hawally. According to security sources, when the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information from the building guard about a woman lying on the ground and bleeding, police and paramedics rushed to the location […]

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Ethiopian Review’s 2012 Person of the Year

Ethiopian Review’s 2012 Person of the Year is Julian Paul Assange. The people of Ethiopia continued to wallow in misery in 2012 and the main cause is lack of freedom. The level of prosperity and quality of life in most countries are in direct parallel to the freedom their people enjoy. The most affluent people […]

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Ring in Redress to All Humankind

 2012 is gone. 2013 is on the way. Let us ring in redress to all humankind. I wish a happy and prosperous new year to all of my readers throughout the world. To those who have unwearyingly followed my columns for nearly three hundred uninterrupted weeks, I wish to express my deep gratitude and appreciation. […]

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ሰብአዊ መብት ለሰብአዊያን

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ከፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ በዓለም ዙርያ ያሉትን አንባቢዎቼን 2013 የደስታና የብልጽጋና ዓመት ይሁንላችሁ በማለት መልካም ምኞቴን እገልጻለሁ፡፡ ላለፉት ያልተቋረጡ 300 ሳምንታት ያህል ጦማሮቼን ለተከታተሉ ሁሉ፤ከልብ የመነጨ አክብሮቴንና ምስጋናዬን እገልጻለሁ፡፡ ከኢትዮጵያና ከዲያስፖራ ኢትዮጵያዊያን ለተቸረኝ ማበረታታት ምስጋናዬ ይድረስልኝ፡፡ አንባቢዎቼን፤ በኢትዮጵያና በዓለም ላይ ሁሉ የተደፈሩ ሰብአዊ መብቶችን ለሁሉም ሰብአዊ ፍጡራን እንዲዳረሱና እንዲከበሩ የመጠራሪያና የማንቂያ ደወል በአፍሪካና […]

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DLA Piper, a hired gun for rogue nations

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A Newsweek article by Joshua Kurlantzick points out the shameful activities of some law/lobbying firms in Washington DC that are hired guns for criminal regimes around the world who are terrorizing their people. The most notorious among them is DLA Piper that receives over $50,000 per month from the genocidal junta in Ethiopia for lobbying […]

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Gen. Samora Yenus in a German hospital – update

UPDATE – December 28, 2012: Ethiopian Review sources are reporting that armed forces chief of staff Gen. Samora Yenus is back in a Germany hospital. In August, we reported that Samora, looking frail, returned to Addis Ababa to attend dictator Meles Zenawi’s funeral, and that he will return to the hospital. UPDATE – August 21, […]

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In Ethiopia, a daily struggle for clean water (video)

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In the first in a series of collaborative reports about water problems around the world, Fred de Sam Lazaro of PBS reports on the shortage of potable water in Ethiopia and how the effort required to maintain existing watering points affects millions of people every day. Transcript WOMAN (through translator): We have no choice, this […]

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SMNE Message for Christmas

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Ethiopia can be transformed but the change we seek should start from within our own souls and hearts Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE)   December 25, 2012 Dear Colleagues and Friends; As many of our fellow Ethiopians of Christian faith gather with family and friends over the next days to celebrate one of […]

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ሰብአዊ መብትና: መንግሥታዊ ግፊት በኢትዮጵያ (2012)

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ከፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም                                                                                                                     ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ በዲሴምበር 2008 ላይ በኢትዮጵያ የ‹‹ለውጥ የሌሽ ዓመት›› በማለት እንጉርጉሮ መሰል መልእክት ጽፌ ነበር፡፡ 2008 የ2007፤2006፤2005፤2004 ቅጂ ነበር… በየቀኑ ኢትዮጵያዊያን ሲነቁ ልክ እንደተሰበረ የሙዚቃ ሸክላ ባለፈው የሕይወት ስቃያቸው ድግግሞሽ መከራ ውስጥ በመዳከር ነበር የሚገኙት፡፡ እያንዳንዱ አዲስ ቀን ካለፈው የወረሰውን ይዞ ነበር የሚመጣው፡፡ ጫና፤ ማስፈራራት፤ ንቅዘት፤እስራት፤ ማጭበርበር… ጭካኔና የሰብአዊ መብት ገፈፋ… […]

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TPLF Inc. as a ‘silent killer’

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Aklog Birara, PhD Have you ever wondered, as I have, why Ethiopia and the Ethiopian people are caught in a vicious cycle of disillusionment, dispossession and disempowerment? Have you pondered, as I have, the simple truth that the vast majority of the Ethiopian people have less say and thus less power over their political and […]

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PM Hailemariam Desalegn expresses frustration to close confidants

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Ethiopia’s new prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, has expressed frustration with the Tigrean People Liberation Front (TPLF) to a group of close friends he recently met. One long time friend of the prime minister (who wants to remain anonymous) told Ethiopian Review today that Hailemariam is finding it impossible to get cooperation from the TPLF members […]

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Ethiopia 2012: Human Rights and Government Wrongs

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Another Groundhog Year In December 2008, I wrote a weekly commentary lamenting the fact that 2008 was “Groundhog Year” in Ethiopia: It was a repetition of 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004… Everyday millions of Ethiopians woke up only to find themselves trapped in a time loop where their lives replayed like a broken record. Each “new” day […]

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Leveling the playing field in Ethiopia

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By Yilma Bekele The press release was short and to the point. It was only six paragraphs long and was written in a matter of fact way. There were no trumpets blaring, no press conference with TV lights and no lavish dinner to commemorate the event. The announcement reminded me of the proverb ‘best things […]

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Will the World End Today? – U.S. Geological Survey says ‘Be Prepared, Every Day’

(USGS) — Based on interpretations of the ancient Mayan calendar, some people are predicting the world will end on December 21, 2012, Others believe that instead of doomsday and destruction, the day will mark a new era for humanity and will be a time for celebration. Such beliefs aside, what we know with certainty is […]

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Genes reveal grain of truth to Queen of Sheba story

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By Hannah Krakauer  |  New Scientist The genomes of Ethiopian people hold echoes of the meeting between a legendary king and queen.   About 3000 years ago, the Queen of Sheba purportedly travelled from what is now Ethiopia to meet King Solomon in Israel. Ethiopian folklore even tells of a child between the pair. But […]

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Lorenzo Taezaz And The Italo-Ethiopian War (1935-1941)

By Daniel Kindie Lorenzo Taezaz could be considered as one of the legendary heroes of the Italo-Ethiopian war of 1935-1941. From the day he left his homeland in 1925, until his untimely death in Sweden in 1946, he had an unusual life. Few Ethiopians of his generation have enjoyed a life so intense and so […]

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World-renowned journalists speak up about Eskinder Nega

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“Who among us could write what I’m about to read,” asked Carl Bernstein, “spirit unbowed, faith in freedom and the power of the written word untrammeled?” That is how Bernstein, a legend of American journalism, paid tribute to one of Ethiopia’s most improbable convicted “terrorist,” Eskinder Nega, a brave fellow journalist who sits in jail […]

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Ethiopian migrants abused and unwelcome in Yemen

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Desperately seeking a future By Graham Peebles | mwcnews.net December 18, 2012 Year on year the numbers of men women and children leaving Ethiopia in search of work and freedom from repression in one of the Gulf States and beyond is increasing. Lured by the often hollow prospect of earning enough money to support their […]

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አሜሪካ ከጀግኖች አፍሪካውያን ጎን ትቆማለች ?

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ከፕሮፌሰር  ዓለማየሁ  ገብረማርያም ትርጉም  ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ                       ታሪክ ከጀግኖች አፍሪካውያን  ጋር ከወገነ፤  አሜሪካስ  ለምን  አትወግንም ? ፕሬዜዳንት ኦባማ አክራ፤ ጋናን በ2009 ሲጎበኙ ሁለት አስቸኳይና አስፈላጊ መልዕክቶችን አስተላልፈው ነበር፡፡ ‹‹ታሪክ ከጀግኖች አፍሪካውያን ጋር ወግኗል›› ሲሉ: ለአፍሪካ መሪዎችና ገዢዎች ደግሞ ጠበቅ ያለ መልክት ኣስተላፈው ነበር፡፡ ………እንዳትሳሳቱ፡ ታሪክ […]

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16 European Parliament members sent a letter to PM Hailemairma Desalegn asking him to free Eskinder Nega

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Today, 16 members of the European Parliament issued a public letter to Ethiopian Prime Minster Hailemariam Desalegn expressing their grave concern regarding the continued detention of imprisoned journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega. Arrested in 2011 and detained without access to an attorney for nearly two months, Mr. Nega was sentenced to 18 years in prison […]

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96 Ethiopians arrested in northern Tanzania

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GLOBAL TIMES — Tanzanian authorities on Monday said that 96 Ethiopians who were found hiding in villages near Kenya boarder. According to immigration officers, the Ethiopians were arrested on Sunday morning when they were found in a lorry in an area located between Ngeriani and Tingatinga villages in the district waiting to cross Tanzania to […]

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ከዳር ቆሞ ለዉጥን መጠበቅ የህልም እንጀራ

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ፍስሀ እሸቱ (ዶ/ር) በሀገራችን ያለዉን ሁኔታ ስንመለከተዉ በጥቂት ቃላት ማጠቃለል የቻላል። ይህም ከድጡ ወደ ማጡ የሚለዉ በጥሩ ሁኔታ የሚገልጸዉ ይመስለኛል። አበዉ ጉልቻ ቢለዋወጥ እንደሚሉ አፈናዉ፤ ስለላዉ፤ እስሩ፤ ግድያዉ፤ ስደቱ፤ ዘረፋዉና፤ ማናለብኝነቱ ሳይቋረጥ ቀጥሏል። አዲሱ ጠቅላይ ሚንስትርና አጋሮቻቸዉም ደግመዉ ደጋግመዉ አስረግጠዉ እንደተናገሩት ለዉጥ የሚባል ነገር እንደማይታሰብና የነበረዉ ሁኔታ ባለበት እንደሚቀጥል ነዉ። ከዚህ አንጻር የለዉጥ የተስፋ ጭላንጭል […]

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Will the U.S. Stand by the Side of Brave Africans?

If History is on the Side of Brave Africans, Shouldn’t the U.S. be Too? When President Obama visited Accra, Ghana in 2009, he delivered two distinct political messages within one overarching moral imperative: “History is on the side of brave Africans”. His message to African governments and leaders was emphatic: …Make no mistake: history is […]

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Freed Ethiopian prisoners in Israel speak out

Save Ethiopia and ENTC members visited freed child-prisoners in Israel. Watch Video      

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Susan Rice built her career on catering to authority, even some of Africa’s most loathsome dictators

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By Jacob Heilbrunn | The Daily Beast With her decision to withdraw from consideration as secretary of state, Susan Rice—and her greatest champion, President Obama—is finally bowing to the inevitable. Her supporters concocted any number of reasons to promote her ascension to the top floor of Foggy Bottom. She was, they said, being demonized by […]

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Susan Rice is now Fried Rice – a great news for her victims in Africa

By Yilma Bekele Good news is always welcome. Then there is the extraordinarily good news that jars you from your slumber. And when the good news happens right around Christmas there is nothing one can do other than put more log in the fire place, take a generous helping of the twelve year old scotch […]

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ENTC statement on current situation in Ethiopia

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ENTC issued a press release today on the current Ethiopian situation. The press release strongly denounced the ongoing abuses and injustices by the regime and calls for all Ethiopians to get engaged. Read full statement  

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Surviving Anxiety

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Solome Tibebu discusses her experience suffering from anxiety and how she survived it.

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DLA Piper back in London court to harass Ethiopian Review

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DLA Piper goes to a London court again representing the Woyanne junta and their money launderer and fellow thief Mohammed Al Amoudi to harass me and try to shut down Ethiopian Review (see here). Last time, in 2011, they succeeded in getting the London court to award them £175,000. I took the low amount as […]

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ENTC Continues seasonal campaign

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Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) is conveying its best wishes in the holiday season to all Ethiopians. It has been six months since ENTC has been officially formed. Although the road to victory is a long and difficult one, the group’s beginning is a promising one. It is with everyone’s participation that the struggle can […]

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Report TPLF spy chief Debretsion Gebremichael to the U.S. Homeland Security’s War Crimes Unit

I have been informed that the TPLF spy chief Debretsion Gebremichael, who has recently been promoted as deputy prime minister, will come to the U.S. in the coming few weeks. An American friend who is a regular reader of Ethiopian Review suggested to me that Ethiopians who reside in U.S. can try to prevent him […]

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Remembering the victims of 2003 Gambella Massacre

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By Obang Metho | Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE) December 13, 2012 Click here to see video of testimony by survivors of 2003 Gambella massacre December 13, 2012 marks the 9-year anniversary of the brutal massacre of 424 disarmed Anuak in Gambella, Ethiopia by the TPLF/EPRDF Defense Forces armed with guns and militia […]

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ENTC has formed a new chapter in Norway

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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 Norway chapter with dedicated Ethiopians. email: […]

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The growing child prostitution and human trafficking in Ethiopia should put all Ethiopians to shame

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EDITOR’S NOTE: While Ethiopia’s regime cooks up fantastic numbers to show double digit growth, the realities on the ground are more sobering and depressing.  The political elite is addicted to foreign handouts and human trafficking. In an economy where unemployment runs as high as 50% and foreign exchange is continuously in short supply, the regime has embarked on […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Great Land Giveaway

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Review by Lisanu Betaw The recently released book by Dr. Aklog Birara (hereafter referred to as the author) on Ethiopia titled “The Great Land Giveaway” is a phenomenal piece of work reflecting the culmination of a dedicated research effort by an economic pundit with a hallmark of professional excellence and experiential richness. It goes into […]

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Israel reportedly engaged in racist sterilization of Ethiopian women

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By Talila Nesher | Haaretz Women say that while waiting in transit camps in Ethiopia they were coaxed into agreeing to injections of long-acting birth control drugs. Women who immigrated from Ethiopia eight years ago say they were told they would not be allowed into Israel unless they agreed to be injected with the long-acting […]

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Susan Rice and Africa’s Despots

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By Salem Solomon | New York Times ON Sept. 2, Ambassador Susan E. Rice delivered a eulogy for a man she called “a true friend to me.” Before thousands of mourners and more than 20 African heads of state in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Ms. Rice, the United States’ representative to the United Nations, lauded the […]

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Susan Rice’s dalliance with dictators coming back to haunt her: The Atlantic Wire

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This New Susan Rice Charge May Stick By Dashiel Bennett | The Atlantic Wire December 10, 2012 Republican Senators have gotten little traction trying to pin the Benghazi disaster on U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, but new details about the role she’s played in the ongoing Congolese war might be more damaging to her possible nomination […]

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