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Susan Rice and Africa’s Unholy Trinity

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Matriarch of the Unholy Trinity Susan Rice, the current U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., has been waltzing (or should I say do-se-do-ing) with Africa’s slyest, slickest and meanest dictators for nearly two decades. More cynical commentators have said she has been in bed with them, as it were. No doubt, international politics does make for […]

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OBEDIENCE to Tyrants – the root causes

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The most important single quality of any government, without which it would not exist, must be the obedience and submission of its subjects… [read more]

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Well-known patriot Shambel Zewdu Ayalew joins ENTC

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A great Ethiopian patriot Shambel Zewdu Ayalew joins the Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) as an adviser. Shambel Zewdu was elected as a member of Ethiopian parliament representing Gondar in 2005, but when the Woyanne junta stole the election, he refused to join the parliament and went into the bushes to fight for the Ethiopian […]

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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 6 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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የሃይማኖት ነጻነት ጥብቅና በኢትዮጵያ

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ከፕሮፌሰር  ዓለማየሁ  ገብረማርያም ትርጉም  ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ ለውድቀት የተዳረገው የሃይማኖት ነጻነት በኢትዮጵያ በዚህ ባለፈው ሰኔ ወር ላይ ‹‹ አንድነት ለሃይማኖት›› በሚል ጽሁፍ በኢትዮጵያ ስለሚካሄደው የሃይማኖት ነጻነት ገፈፋ ያለኝን ስጋት ገልጬ  ነበር፡፡ በዚህም ሳቢያ ኢትዮጵያ ዉስጥ አዲሱ የሰብአዊ መብት መጣስ  አካሄድ በሃይማኖት ነጻነት ላይ ማነጣጠሩን አሳስቤያለሁ፡፡ ስጋቴን  ትንሽ ቀለል ያረገልኝ ስርአት የተላበሱት የክርስቲያኑና የሙስሊሙ የሃይሞነት መሪዎች በሃይማኖት […]

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In Defense of Religious Freedom in Ethiopia

The Precarious State of Religious Freedom in Ethiopia In a weekly column entitled “Unity in Divinity” this past June, I expressed grave concern over official encroachments on religious freedom in Ethiopia. I lamented the fact that religious freedom was becoming a new focal target of official human rights violations. But I was also encouraged by […]

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Selling Ethiopia away piece by piece (video)

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The video below shows how the Woyanne regime is selling Ethiopia’s fertile land to foreign investors after displacing the people who reside on the land. This is done in the name of development, but the only thing that is being developed with this scheme is the parasite regime officials’ bank accounts in Europe and the […]

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How Emperor HaileSelassie struggled to modernize Ethiopia

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

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ENTC has formed a new chapter in Uganda

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

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

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

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

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

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Spy chief Debretsion Gebrmicheal appointed as Deputy Prime Minister

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

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

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

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Susan Rice’s love affair with genocidal dictators in Africa (Michael Hirsh)

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By Michael Hirsh | National Journal For a president who rarely shows emotion, Barack Obama’s surprisingly personal blast at Republican critics of Susan Rice, his U.N ambassador, suggested two things. One, Obama genuinely admires Rice and thinks she’s being unfairly criticized for giving a controversial explanation of the Sept. 11 Benghazi attack that later didn’t […]

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ENTC has formed a new chapter in Kenya

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

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Key Elements of Civil Resistance (video)

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

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The Tall Tale of Susan Rice

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

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የሱዛን ራይስ ሸፍጥ በቤንጋዚው ጥቃት ላይ!

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

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ENTC has formed a new chapter in South Africa

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

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ENTC requests diplomatic recognition from Norway

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

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

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

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Teddy Afro rocks Atlanta (video)

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Tikur Sew Concert, Atlanta, Nov. 21, 2012

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አስታውሳለሁ! እንዴት እረሳለሁ!!

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

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

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

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Killer of the Dallas TX Desta Restaurant owners extradited from Colorado

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

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20 Home Based Business Ideas

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

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ENTC has formed a new chapter in Belgium

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

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Eritrea’s president decides to step down

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

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Seyoum Mesfin receiving medical treatment at a Washington hospital

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

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Journalism is Not Terrorism: EFF

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

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Ethiopian Review’s 2012 Top 5 Political Turkeys

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

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Trekking in Ethiopia’s Semien Mountains

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

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Ethiopian-Americans protest persecution of Muslims in Ethiopia

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

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Survival guide resources

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

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ጥቁሩ ሰው

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

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Some of the poor in Addis Ababa survive on restaurant leftovers

While members of the ruling Woyanne junta and their families plunder the country and buy properties in Western capitals, over one million people in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa are left homeless and many of them depend on restaurant leftovers to survive. Addis Fortune reports the following: (ADDIS FORTUNE) — Fekadu Petros, 24, moved to Addis […]

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Division of Responsibilities for Self Liberation

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

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Ethiopian authorities manufacturing Muslim threat to stifle dissent: expert

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

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ፕሬዜዳንት ኦባማ በሁለተኛው ዙር ምርጫ ምን ይጠበቅባቸዋል

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

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German’s Heinrich Böll Foundation leaves Ethiopia in protest

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

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Ethiopian Muslim protests show no signs of abating

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

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Obama’s adviser on human rights accuses Susan Rice of being a bystander to genocide

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In a 2001 article, Samantha Power, currently a Special Assistant to President Barack Obama, referred to Ambassador Susan Rice and her colleagues as “Bystanders to Genocide” for failing to intervene and try to stop the Rwanda genocide. Samantha writes: At an interagency teleconference in late April, Susan Rice, a rising star on the National Security […]

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Unity the path to change in Ethiopia: Researcher

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

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Let’s Get Real and Conduct Strategic Struggle

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

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What Should Ethiopians Expect in a Second Obama Term?

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

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China’s new leadership faces growing number of crises

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

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

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

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Cloud of uncertainty over Ethiopia after Meles: UK Institute

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

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

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

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How to Bankrupt EFFORT (TPLF) Companies

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

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

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Obama failed to stand for the cause of freedom

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By Elias Kifle President Barack Obama has been a terrible disappointment for many Ethiopians and freedom loving people who supported him and voted for him in 2008. It is unforgivable that the Obama Administration had befriended, supported and praised the late Ethiopian dictator, Meles Zenawi, a genocidal tyrant whose hands were soaked with the blood […]

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Statement from the Holy Synod of Ethiopian Orthodox Church

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The Holly Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in exile has issued a statement following its regular meeting last week. Click here to read.

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Ethiopian Americans Gotta Vote in 2012!

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

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The 66 TPLF Parasitic Companies Under EFFORT

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

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TPLF army branching out into banking

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

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Illiterate Ethiopian children hacked Motorola Xoom tablets

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

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Ethiopian authorities abusing Muslim population: Amnesty International

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

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Ethiopian journalist honored in Beverly Hills

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

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Ethiopia Muslims stage peaceful protest after Friday prayer

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

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Ethiopia lost $3.4 billion through capital flight in 2010 – University of Massachusetts

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In a new report released this month, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst revealed that Ethiopia loses over a billion dollar every year through capital flight and in 2010 alone, USD $3.4 billion have vanished. It is not secret who the thieves are. Number one among them is Azeb Mesfin, wife of the late dictator […]

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Israeli company focuses on Ogaden and Afar lands

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Some say Somali and Afar regions are deserts, Israelis dub it a “bread basket” By Yonas Abiye | Ethiopianreporter.com October 27, 2012 Looking at a wide portion of Somali or Afar regions, one might be tempted to call it as an unproductive or non-loam soil because of the hottest temperature and the acacia trees as […]

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Massive protests by Ethiopian Muslims following Eid prayers on Friday

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Muslims defied threats by Ethiopia’s TPLF regime as hundreds of thousands marched following Eid prayers on Friday. Protests engulfed not only Addis Ababa, but also other major Ethiopian cities as well.  They asked the government to stop interference in religious affairs. Watch video of the protest below. Source: Bilaccommunication.com

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A professor’s search for his lost dog in Addis Ababa

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A short film about the search for a dog provides a vivid insight into life in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. Directed by Miguel Llansó and Yohannes Feleke. Screened at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam.

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Ethiopian Muslims continue protests, as new PM continues the legacy of interference

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By Mohammed Osman A couple of days after Ethiopia’ new Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn voiced his government’s stubborn stance towards the legitimate demands of the country’s Muslims, the faithful continued their nationwide protests against government interference in religious affairs. The mosque-based protest was staged on Friday, October 19, at Anwar and Nur mosques, two major […]

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TPLF boss says Muslim protests have to be stopped

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Debretsion Gebremichael, TPLF spy chief who also doubles as Minister of Communication and Information Technology, appears to suggest that the ruling party has mobilized to crush peaceful Muslim protests.  Debretsion used Addis Ababa University as a platform to declare war on what he called “religious radicalism” and “terrorism.”   Eskedar Kifle | Capital Ethiopia October […]

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The Ethiopians and moral conduct

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By Yilma Bekele I dreamt about my uncle. He has been dead for over ten years so I was wondering what brought him to my conscious now. It was a vivid dream and I awoke both sad and happy. So all day long I kept wondering what is it that made me dream about him. […]

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DNA confirms Ethiopian lions are genetically distinct group

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By Steve Connor | The Independent October 11, 2012 A pride of captive lions descended from the private menagerie of Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia is genetically distinct from all other lions of Africa, a study has found.   The Ethiopian lion has a distinctive dark mane and is slightly smaller and more compact than […]

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VOA reporter in Addis Ababa detained

(CPJ) Ethiopian authorities should halt their harassment of journalists covering the country’s Muslim community and their intimidation of citizens who have tried to speak to reporters about sensitive religious, ethnic, and political issues, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police in the capital, Addis Ababa, briefly detained Marthe Van Der Wolf, a reporter with […]

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Occupy palace – Week 2

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It’s been 2 weeks now since the widow of Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi has been refusing to leave the prime minister’s residence in the National Palace. Azeb Mesfin, aka the mother of corruption, is causing a major embarrassment for the new prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, and his government by refusing to vacate the official residence […]

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Ethiopian Muslims resume protest against government interference

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By William Davison (Bloomberg) — Today, several thousand Ethiopian Muslims protested in the capital, Addis Ababa, against what they say is government interference in the election of Islamic council leaders, a participant said. An election for the Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Supreme Council is scheduled to be held on Oct. 7, for the first time in […]

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ESAT is back on air Ethiopia

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Addis Ababa residents confirmed to Ethiopian Review that ESAT is back on air. ESAT also issued the following press release: ESAT has finalizing testing and is back on air in Ethiopia through New Horn TV. ESAT Management would like to announce that it has resumed its satellite TV program transmission to Ethiopia and neighbouring countries […]

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Obang’s letter to PM Hailemariam

 “Meaningful Reforms, Reconciliation and the Restoration of Justice” SMNE Urges New Prime Minister to Take Bold Steps That Will Lead the Country to a New Ethiopia An Open Letter to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn,   September 26, 2012   His Excellency Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia Office of the Prime […]

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Meles Zenawi’s legacy of terror

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By Melakou Tegegn Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi died in August after ruling the country from 1995 to 2012. Contrary to regime claims of economic development, he will be remembered for crushing all dissent to his rule. Discussing Meles’ legacy is not discussing one person; Meles represented his party and government. The discussion on his legacy […]

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Hailemariam pledges to maintain Meles Zenawi’s controversial policies – VOA

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By Peter Heinlein | Voice of America NEW YORK — Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has pledged to maintain the controversial policies of his predecessor, Meles Zenawi, who died last month. The Ethiopian leader outlined his views on foreign and domestic issues in an interview with VOA’s Peter Heinlein in New York. In a 30-minute […]

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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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For Susan Rice, a Chance for Redemption

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By Selam Beyene, PhD The eulogy delivered in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa by Susan Rice, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, on the occasion of the funeral and mysterious death of dictator Meles Zenawi will probably go down in the annals of US diplomacy as one of the most inauspicious moments in which an […]

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Ethiopia: A New Prime Minister in a New Year

By Alemayehu G Mariam Ethiopians had their new year on September 11. It is now 2005. On September 21, they also got a new prime minster. How delightfully felicitous to have a new prime minister in the new year! Heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to the people of Ethiopia are in order. Hailemariam Desalegn was […]

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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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African land grab leads to famine: Obang’s address to conference in Germany

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Obang Metho speaks about  Land, Water and Resource-Grabbing and Its Impact on Food Security in Africa At the 1st Africa Congress on Effective Cooperation for a Green Africa in Bremerhaven, Germany Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE) Thank you for inviting me to address the 1st Africa Congress on Effective Cooperation for a Green […]

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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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The conditional nature of TPLF’s Ethiopiawinet

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By Messay Kebede A friend recently sent me a video presenting Sebhat Nega’s defense of the TPLF constitution. My friend was rightly amazed at the dismissive and arrogant nature of the defense. My reaction wandered a bit in the direction of assessing the origin of the defense: I could not help but ask what torturous […]

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EPRDF chooses Hailemriam Desalegn and Demeke Mekonnen as chair and vice chair

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By William Davison ADDIS ABABA (Bloomberg) — Ethiopia’s ruling party, EPRDF, confirmed acting Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn as the successor to the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. Meles, who led Ethiopia for 21 years and who oversaw one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies, died on Aug. 20 from an infection contracted while he was recovering from […]

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Ethiopia’s ruling junta convened to choose a replacement to the late dictator (video)

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Ethiopia’s ruling junta, EPRDF, convened today to choose a successor to the late dictator Meles Zenawi. Today’s meeting has just ended, but there is no official announcement on any decision yet. The meeting was chaired by acting prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn. The following is the only official news so far: A two-day EPRDF Council meeting […]

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Ethiopian National Transitional Council spreads its regime change message in Ethiopia

In the Ethiopian New Year, Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC), in collaboration with Tinsae Ethiopia, has intensified its call to the people of Ethiopia to get organized and liberate ourselves from the TPLF regime. During the past week, Tinsae Ethiopia members in Addis Ababa and other cities have been working closely with the ENTC to […]

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Home and country burglarized

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By Yilma Bekele Someone broke into our house. They forced the backdoor open and went through every square inch of the house. They turned our mattress over, pilfered through our drawers and left the closet in a mess. It was done in the middle of the day and it looks like they took their time. […]

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Video shows a fake firefight was staged to convict two Swedish journalists in Ethiopia

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Translated from Swedish TV website SVT Proof of Hoax in Ethiopia SVT can now reveal that the videos that the Ethiopian government used as evidence of the arrest of the Swedish journalists is staged. Our sources even claim that the video was shot two days after Johan Persson and Martin Schibbye were arrested. During the […]

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EPRDF becoming a tinderbox

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A delegation of the ruling junta in Ethiopia, Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF), has secretly met with acting prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn over the weekend in Addis Ababa to negotiate TPLF’s role in the new regime. It is not known yet what was exactly discussed at the meeting, but observers speculate that the TPLF is […]

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Al Amoudi back to drinking and partying

The drunkard billionaire sheik Mohamed Al Amoudi, best friend of the late Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi, is back to partying, getting drunk and making a fool out of himself.

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Saudi Arabia warned its citizens not to travel to Ethiopia

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RIYADH (SPA) — The Interior Ministry has warned citizens against traveling to Ethiopia. The warning came after a cable from the Saudi Embassy in Addis Ababa about the tense situation currently prevailing in Ethiopia, including violence against Muslims and the arrests made by the federal police on a daily basis. Some Saudi citizens were among […]

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TPLF prepares to conduct purges in the EPRDF rank to keep the premiership

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The Tigrean People Liberation Front (TPLF), the leading party in the ruling coalition in Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Peoples’ Democratic Front (EPRDF), is preparing to eliminate potential threats to its continued dominance by conducting purges in the EPRDF rank, according to the latest information we have received from Ethiopian Review Intelligence Unit sources in Addis Ababa. […]

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Meles Zenawi, America’s “son-of-a-bitch”

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By Olaana Abbaaxiiqii On August 20, following Ethiopia’s meticulously choreographed funeral for former dictator, Meles Zenawi, which was designed to buttress his legacy, a friend asked me to listen to the United States Ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice’s encomium on the deification ceremony. I obliged but regret doing so because I came out a […]

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Some advise to TPLF (Tesfaye Gebreab)

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We are learning that the division within the ruling junta EPRDF is deepening by the day and by the hour as they squabble over who will replace Meles Zenawi continues. Making things even more complicated is that widow of the late dictator, Azeb Mesfin, is refusing to vacate the prime minister’s residence until a new […]

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Ethiopia’s opportunity — a new day beckons: Graham Peebles

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Analysis By Graham Peebles | Ceasefiremagazine.com In the wake of the death of Ethiopia’s long-serving PM, Meles Zenawi, two weeks ago, Graham Peebles argues this could be the best opportunity in a generation for Ethiopians to secure a more equal, more independent future. The death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, announced on 22nd August after […]

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Meles’s Death: Paradoxes and Opportunities

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By Messay Kebede Beyond the pathetic and at times ridiculous theatrics of Ethiopians ordered not only to mourn but also to show visible signs of a boundless grief over the death of Meles Zenawi, henceforth advertised as a great and beloved Ethiopian leader, I hear a murmur that increasingly sounds like a condescending laughter. Who […]

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The cause of Meles Zenawi’s death and its import

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By Selam Beyene In the absence of a legitimate autopsy report, a death certificate or a credible official statement relating to the reason behind the hospitalization and eventual death of the former ruler of one of the most populous countries in Africa, there are compelling medical and circumstantial arguments to suggest that the episode of […]

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The late dictator’s funeral scaled down because of security concerns

The late Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi’s funeral Sunday has been scaled down because of security threats, according to an Ethiopian Review correspondent in Addis Ababa. The gathering for the funeral at the Addis Ababa Holy Trinity Cathedral has also been reduced to a small number of foreign dignitaries and senior members of the ruling party, […]

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Addis Ababa in a somber mood as the dictator’s burial looms

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EDITOR’S NOTE: There is a total clampdown on the independent press in Ethiopia. Even foreign correspondents are working under constant threats, frequently being called into Bereket Simon’s office to be threatened with expulsion from the country. In the report below by William Davison of Bloomberg, we removed all the junk that he was forced to […]

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Addis Ababa donkeys mourn the late Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi

A large group of donkeys residing in Addis Ababa went to the National Palace to pay respect to the late Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi, according to ETV. On a serious note, the donkeys are better than all the people pigs who cried for the genocidal dictator who has been looting Ethiopia and terrorizing its people […]

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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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