Archive for the ‘Ethiopian News’ Category

Arabica coffee beans face extinction – Ethiopian researchers

Monday, November 12th, 2012

What Should Ethiopians Expect in a Second Obama Term?

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

China’s new leadership faces growing number of crises

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

በጅጅጋ የሚታየው የሰብአዊ መብት ጥሰት አሳሳቢ ደረጃ ላይ ደርሷል

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

በሚዛን ተፈሪ አቅራቢያ አንድ ወር ያስቈጠረ ግጭት ሊቆም አልቻለም

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

የሱዳን አማፅያን ጥቃት ሊፈጽምባቸው የሄደን የመንግስት የጦር አውሮፕላን መተው መጣላቸውን ገለፁ

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

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

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

High-ranking Ethiopian regime official seeks asylum in Canada

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

CIA Director David Petraeus resigns citing extramarital affair

Friday, November 9th, 2012 http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11 … ffair?lite

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Naming Isaias Afwerki as ‘person of the year’

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Cloud of uncertainty over Ethiopia after Meles: UK Institute

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Ethiopian wolves face extinction; only 500 remain

Thursday, November 8th, 2012 http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/ext … diversity/

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How to Bankrupt EFFORT (TPLF) Companies

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Election results – Obama wins reelection

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

The first presidential election results are in from New Hampshire – it’s a tie

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Why I Will Not Vote for Obama Again

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Obama failed to stand for the cause of freedom

Monday, November 5th, 2012

ኢትዮጵያዊያን አሜሪካውያን በ2012 ምርጫ መሳተፍ ይገባቸዋል

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Statement from the Holy Synod of Ethiopian Orthodox Church

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Ethiopian Americans Gotta Vote in 2012!

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

The 66 TPLF Parasitic Companies Under EFFORT

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

Obama, Romney tied at 47 in Pennsylvania

Sunday, November 4th, 2012 http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/33 … na-johnson

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TPLF army branching out into banking

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

Illiterate Ethiopian children hacked Motorola Xoom tablets

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

በመከላከያ ሚኒስቴር የተፈጠረው ሽኩቻ እየበረታ ሄዷል

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

Ethiopian authorities abusing Muslim population: Amnesty International

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

Ethiopian journalist honored in Beverly Hills

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

Ethiopia Muslims stage peaceful protest after Friday prayer

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

EPRDF corrupt from top to bottom: pro-government paper

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

72 Ethiopian refugees drowned in the Gulf of Aden

Thursday, November 1st, 2012 http://www.durame.com/2012/10/at-least- … owned.html

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Assessing Meles Zenawi’s Rule

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Who would you vote for? Obama or Romney? (poll)

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ኃይለማሪያም ደሣለኝ ቤተመንግሥት ገቡ (VOA)

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 http://realaudio.rferl.org/voa/AMHA/man … 91bb97.mp3

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Romney leading Obama 52 to 45 percent in early voting (Boston Herald)

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 http://www.bostonherald.com/news/opinio … ormat=text

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ENTC asks Israel to free Ethiopian refugees

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Al Amoudi’s cement factory refused to pay for coal that it purchased

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Two Ethiopian friends’ suicide pact

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/a-p … story.html

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የኢትዮጵያዋ፡ ርእዮት ‹‹የጥንካሬዬ ዋጋ››

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

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

Monday, October 29th, 2012

ከኢትዮጵያ ተዘርፎ ወደ ውጭ አገራት ባንኮች የተሻገረው ገንዘብ 450 ቢሊዮን ብር ደረሰ

Monday, October 29th, 2012

The state of psychiatry in Ethiopia today

Monday, October 29th, 2012 http://www2.macleans.ca/2012/10/25/thro … ir-chains/

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OBEDIENCE to Tyrants due to Hopelessness (video)

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Ethiopia’s Reeyot: “The Price for My Courage”

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Israeli company focuses on Ogaden and Afar lands

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

The powerful story of Lemn Sissay

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

U.S. presidential election – Latest polls and update

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Sudan threatens to take ‘decisive steps against’ Israel for bombing missile factory

Saturday, October 27th, 2012 http://www.debka.com/article/22479/Khar … ory-rubble

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Africom steps up secret operations in Horn of Africa

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Why Mitt Romney will win the popular vote

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Massive protests by Ethiopian Muslims following Eid prayers on Friday

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Misguided health care policy contributes to the migration of Ethiopian physicians

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Ethiopian Airlines in trouble under an incompetent CEO

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Bombed Sudanese factory produced Iranian surface-to-surface missiles

Thursday, October 25th, 2012 http://www.debka.com/article/22469/The- … b-missiles

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Egypt receives one million square meters of land in Ethiopia

Thursday, October 25th, 2012 http://allafrica.com/stories/201210251470.html

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Al Amoudi fails to pay for the 4 companies he bought from the government

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Eritrea’s government arming civilians

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Widow of Ethiopia’s late dictator stalls ‘smooth transition’ of power

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 http://dailymaverick.co.za/article/2012 … transition

It is has been a little more than two months since the death of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. Since then, the country that he ruled over for 21 years has effected a remarkably smooth transition. His deputy, Hailemariam Desalegn, has taken over as both party leader and prime minister. There have been no major reshuffles. Policy changes, where they have happened, have been encouraging. Any threats to Desalegn’s succession were muted and, evidently, unsuccessful.

There is one problem, however. It’s minor in the grand scheme of things, perhaps, but raises a few nagging questions that Meles’ successor could do without. It’s also rather tricky to handle, even with the best of intentions.

Journalist Argaw Ashine explained the sensitive situation for Daily Nation: “The powerful widow of former Prime Minister Meles Zenawi is reportedly stalling on vacating Ethiopia’s national palace for the country’s new leader and his family. According to government sources, Mrs Azeb Mesfin has ignored instructions to move to a new residence that would also be accorded full security detail. The government has given Mrs Azeb and her children the option of three residential villas in Addis Ababa but she is said to have refused to even visit any out of her own security concerns.”

Meanwhile, Desalegn and his family remain in their relatively small villa in a suburban area in the west of the capital. This is not particularly convenient for Ethiopia’s new head of state, although it does reveal his considerate side; he leaves for work very early in the morning and returns late at night in order to spare the already jam-packed Addis Ababa streets the further chaos that accompanies the passage of his convoy.

At a human level, it is easy to sympathise with the widow. Meles Zenawi was just 57 when he died, and her grief is real; the pair had been married for a quarter of a century. For most of that time, the couple lived in the prime minister’s residence in the national palace, as was their right. With Meles showing no signs of relinquishing power before his death, Azeb Mesfin would have envisaged many more years in what had become, in effect, their personal home. But losing her husband also means losing her home, a double blow which Azeb is probably not yet ready to face.

“For Azeb to leave a house she lived in for 21 years takes a lot longer than one might possibly imagine. Especially the properties of her late husband including his memorabilia, books, several of his precious possessions and other things might require time to be arranged and moved out of the house,” said Seble Teweldebirhan, an Addis Ababa-based reporter.

At a political level, things are a little more complicated (as they always are). Azeb Mesfin was no mere ornament to her husband’s immense power. She is a successful politician in her own right, and chairs an influential multi-billion dollar government fund for the rehabilitation of the Tigray region. Not coincidentally, most of Ethiopia’s political power is concentrated in the hands of people from this region (although not the new prime minister, it should be noted; he is from a southern province).

In her own way, she was just as powerful as her late husband. “She is not just Meles Zenawi’s wife, but practically second-in-command of her husband’s tyranny. In fact, those who know her well say that she is very mean and more dictatorial than her husband,” wrote Abebe Gellaw, an analyst on an anti-government website. His view is jaundiced, but it contains an element of truth: Azeb and Meles were a team.

In fact, right after Meles’ death, speculation began that his widow would manoeuvre herself into power. If true, she obviously failed, but perhaps this explains the strange delays in confirming Desalegn, the official successor, to the position. It also explains why she’s so reluctant to leave the official residence, the last vestige of executive power remaining to her.

For Desalegn, the issue is fraught. If he pushes too hard to get her out of the palace, he risks coming across as uncaring, potentially losing the support of Meles’ supporters. If he does nothing, however, he might come across as soft, and not in control – qualities that Ethiopians have not seen a leader for many decades.


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Romney opening up wider lead against Obama – Rasmussen

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Sudan accuses Israel of air strike on arms factory

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

ስለጡት ካንሰር ለኢትዮጵያኖች የጥሞና ማሳሰቢያና ማስገንዘቢያ

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Ethiopian embassy in Kuwait closes its doors on Ethiopian women

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

An appeal to PM Netanyahu on behalf of Ethiopians suffering in Israel

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

አማረ አረጋዊ ጩቤ ጨበጠ (ተስፋዬ ገብረአብ)

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Massive explosion in Sudan’s capital Khartoum

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

End Lingual segregation ethnic isolation through Ethiopic Restoration

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Federal Police gunned down 6 protesters in southern Wollo

Monday, October 22nd, 2012 http://www.awrambatimes.com/?p=4009

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ENTC names Uganda diplomatic representative

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

በረከት ስምዖን በኤርትራ ፓልቶክ ክፍል (ተስፋዬ ገብረአብ)

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness for Ethiopian Women and Men

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Nigerian TV commentator pokes fun at Azeb Mesfin for refusing to leave the palace

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

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

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

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

Friday, October 19th, 2012

ድህነት ወይንስ ደህንነት?

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Peace Talks Between the ONLF and the Ethiopian Government Stall

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Saudi Arabia refused to return a stolen Eritrean air force plane

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

ከረጂም ርቀት ሯጮቻችን የምንማረው

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Ethiopia has the 3rd lowest litracy rate in the world

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_co … eracy_rate
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Land grabs leave Ethiopians hungry on World Food Day

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

The 2nd debate between Obama vs. Romney, Tuesday 9 PM (watch live)

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Violent land grab in southern Ethiopia causes the people to starve

Monday, October 15th, 2012 http://www.survivalinternational.org/films/omo-valley

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15 October 2012

press release

Violent land grabs in Ethiopia’s Lower Omo Valley are displacing tribes and preventing them from cultivating their land, leaving thousands of people hungry and ‘waiting to die’.

As the world prepares to raise awareness of the issues behind poverty and hunger on October 16 (World Food Day), Ethiopia continues to jeopardize the food security and livelihoods of 200,000 of its self-sufficient tribal people.

Tribes such as the Suri, Mursi, Bodi and Kwegu are being violently evicted from their villages as Ethiopia’s government pursues its lucrative plantations project in the Valley.

Depriving tribes of their most valuable agricultural and grazing land, security forces are being used brutally to clear the area to make way for vast cotton, palm oil and sugar cane fields.

Cattle are being confiscated, food stores destroyed, and communities ordered to abandon their homes and move into designated resettlement areas.

One Mursi man told Survival International how the process of villagization is destroying his family. ‘The government is throwing our sorghum in the river. It has cleaned up the crops and put them in the river. I only have a few sacks left…We are waiting to die. We are crying. When the government collects people into one village there will be no place for crops and my children will be hungry and have no food.’

A Suri man also said, ‘They cleared the land. Why did the government sell our land? There is no grass for the cattle. People are hungry … We are worried about fodder. We have become angry and hopeless.’

Key to the plantation program is Ethiopia’s controversial Gibe III dam. Once completed, the dam will stop the Omo River’s annual flood, preventing tribes from using its fertile banks to produce valuable crops and feed livestock.

Ethiopia has not consulted any indigenous communities over the construction of Gibe III or its aggressive plantation plans in the Valley, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Stephen Corry, Survival’s Director said today, ‘On World Food Day, people need to be aware of Ethiopia’s decision violently to strip Lower Omo Valley tribes of their self-sustaining way of life. These peoples have used their land to cultivate crops and graze cattle to feed their families for generations. This basic right has now been taken from them, in a brutal manner, leaving them hungry and afraid.’

http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/8751

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Occupy palace – Week 3

Monday, October 15th, 2012

የበዓሉ ግርማ ጆሮጠቢ

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Ethiopia beats Sudan 2-0 to qualify for the African Cup Nations

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Ethiopia: What We Can Learn From Our Distance Runners

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

TPLF boss says Muslim protests have to be stopped

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

ከመለስ መሞት ጋር ተያይዞ ሻእቢያ ምን እያሰበ ነው? (ተስፋዬ ገ/አብ)

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

US Election and Ethiopian American Vote

Friday, October 12th, 2012 http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/rm/2012/198773.htm

Based on the signal from ‘Ethiopian American Convention’ to be held on Sunday October 14, ‘Vote Free Ethiopia’ and other civic organizations and Ethiopian Americans should immediately make assessment to decide which candidate to endorse. We are not requesting for promise, but words backed by a strong action. After that Ethiopian American should decide which candidate and specific party to endorse and announce their choice on the local media and news outlets.

We need to articulate what we should be requesting and most importantly educate the Ethiopian American voters in Virginia of our demands, from the next US administration. I am not going to the Ethiopian American Convention on Sunday, October 14 to complain, but make a specific demand before I cast my vote on November elections.
These would be the greatest one time opportunity, for Ethiopian Americans to get the attention of the next US administration.

The author is a graduate student in Washington D. C metor area.


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The Ethiopians and moral conduct

Friday, October 12th, 2012

World Bank finances atrocities in Ethiopia

Friday, October 12th, 2012

DNA confirms Ethiopian lions are genetically distinct group

Friday, October 12th, 2012

ጁነዲን፣ ኦህዴድ እና ኢህአዴግ

Friday, October 12th, 2012

US Vice Presidential Debate – Live video

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Ethiopia’s external debt exceeds $12 billion

Thursday, October 11th, 2012 http://www.ethiopianreporter.com/news/2 … 0—-.html

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Medrek’s Path to Unity and Charisma

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Azeb Mesfin is ordered to move out of the PM’s official residence

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Ethiopian taxi driver in Las Vegas receives reward for returning lost bundle of cash

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Ethiopia: An Early Warning for a Famine in 2013

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

A ruling party splinter group claims it created a new party named EPRDF-D

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Deputy Mayor of Addis Ababa defected

Sunday, October 7th, 2012 http://www.ethiopianreporter.com/news/2 … 26-19.html

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OBEDIENCE to Tyrants due to Moral Obligation

Sunday, October 7th, 2012