Archive for the ‘Ethiopian News’ Category

Tirunesh Dibaba in top form ahead of Beijing

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Rebels attack Somali government headquarters

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

BS ALERT: Sudan accuses Ethiopia of deadly attack

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

What's Professor Mesfin's mission (Amharic)

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

All is Not Quiet on the Western Front

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

UDJ officials hold public meeting in DC – Press Release

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Sharing the Values of Human Rights and Social Justice

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

UEDF holds its 3rd congress

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

500 tons of uranium shipped from Iraq – CNN

Monday, July 7th, 2008

"Woyanne is not the enemy" – Prof. Mesfin Woldemariam

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

VIDEO: A message from Eritrean brothers and sisters

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

Discussion on cooperation with Eritrea – listen live

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

Major development in Teddy Afro's case

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

The blackmail state

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

Federal Police beat up a female reporter

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

VIDEO: Ye Emiye Wuletawa – Hab Engidaw

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

A Policy being criticized: The US in the Horn of Africa

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

African war crimes suspect transferred to Int'l Criminal Court

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

Aba Gebremedhin's agent busy at work in DC

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

VIDEO: Message from Tegbar

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

Ethiopian church musician honored in Washington DC

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

Donors give $847 million to cut poverty in Ethiopia

Friday, July 4th, 2008

VIDEO: Ethiopian soccer tournament fails to score with fans

Friday, July 4th, 2008

Canadian insurgent killed in gunfight in Somalia

Friday, July 4th, 2008

ESFNA takes steps to correct its mistakes

Friday, July 4th, 2008

Questions for Prof. Mesfin Woldemariam

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Little Ethiopia: A thriving community in DC

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

VIDEO: ONLF kills or wound 159 Woyannes; EPPF kills 50

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

ESFNA calls press conference to answer questions

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

17 Ethiopian artists defect to the U.S.

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Body of Ethiopian murder suspect found in Danish harbour

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

First witch Azeb Mesfin elected president of OAFLA

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

New Ethiopian press law draws criticism

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

53 die in fighting between Somali insurgents and Woyannes

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

U.S. ambassador says Woyanne plays a positive role

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Ethiopia is a failed state on purpose

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

'Wofe-Yared' – poem by Fikre Tolossa

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Sewage and garbage fill Addis Ababa streets (BBC)

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Ethiopia, as seen through a child's lens

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

China's ZTE wins Ethiopia telecoms network deal

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

National Bank of Ethiopia sacks General Manager of Nile Insurance

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

International Monetary Fund – Ethiopia Country Report 2008

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Meles, Mugabe and other African rapists meet in Egypt

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Kinijit Secretary General joins Ginbot 7

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Another great news from the Somali front

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

The Meles regime prepares assault on civil society, HRW says

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Kuwait police hunt 2 men for raping Ethiopian woman

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

AU says Zimbabwe election falls short of standards

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

UNODC Launched A Project entitled “Strengthening the Interdiction and Investigation Techniques

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Ethiopia opposition calls for probe into massacre

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

The good, the bad and the ugly in ESFNA

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Few people attend the soccer tournament in DC

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Tegbar Score Card on Kinijit's 8-Point Proposal

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Oil in the Horn of Africa

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Report from Awassa, Ethiopia – already too late?

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Ethiopian businesses in DC get ready for soccer tournament

Monday, June 30th, 2008

DC Sports and Entertainment Commission hosts Ethiopian sports festival at RFK Stadium

Monday, June 30th, 2008

VIDEO: Give voice to the voiceless victims of Al Amoudi and Co.

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Boycott ESFNA events in Washington DC

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

Ethiopian man in Canada accused of knowingly spreading HIV

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

VIDEO: Michael Jackson's dance with Indian tune

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

Major central Somali town falls to insurgent fighters

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

ONLF fighters killed 30 Woyannes near Shilabo town

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

Oromos in Europe call for the safeguarding of human rights

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

DLA Piper and ESFNA

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

Video: Amarigna/Tigrigna – 1st written language of commerce

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

The Federal Supreme Court rules against the original ETA

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

A lesson to those who are in the Woyanne military

Friday, June 27th, 2008

ESFNA Should Be Reminded

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Volunteers come to the aid of famine victims in Wolayita

Friday, June 27th, 2008

UNDP Ethiopia handed over nine TOYOTA double cabin vehicles for Government partners

Friday, June 27th, 2008

UNICEF deputy visits Guraghe Zone

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Zenawi Asres, the father of a mass murderer, died

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Berhanu Nega testifies at EU parliamentary hearing

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Woyanne businessman Al Amoudi donates $300,000 to ESFNA

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

A body of Ethiopian woman found in burning suitcase in U.K.

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

"Live and Become" opens in Los Angeles Friday

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Building an Integrated African National Economy

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Ethiopia's Joshua Generation

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Al Amoudi gets $200 million loan for cement factory

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Public meeting with Prof. Mesfin and Ato Asrat in DC

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

World Refugee Day 2008 colourfully celebrated on Friday in Addis Ababa

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Gonder Mutual Association of Seattle denounces land giveaway

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Ethiopians in Dallas confront Meles Zenawi's stooges

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Woyanne regime official defects to the U.S.

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Man kept HIV status secret arrested in Canada

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Woyanne asks Nigeria to deploy troops at border with Eritrea

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Another Ethiopian man charged with killing wife

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

1/4th of Ethiopia AIDS patients have stopped treatment

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

One man's quest to build a hospital

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

UN and The Netherlands launch a €2.7 million programme to reduce violence against women in Ethiopia

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Faces of Ethiopian famine U.S.-backed dictator cannot hide

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

U.N. looks at disbanding Eritrea/Ethiopia peacekeeping force

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Machiavellian principles as applied by Meles Zenawi

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

First phase of Aksum Obelisk re-installation successfully completed

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Meles Will Ultimately Fall – Are We Ready?

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Ginbot 7 leaders meet with Ethiopians in Sweden and U.K.

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Ogaden rebel leader dies

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

US Senator Feingold speaks out against the Meles dictatorship

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

Zimbabwe opposition leader quits election race (BBC)

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

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Tsvangirai quits election race

Zimbabwe’s Information Minister Sikhanyiso Ndlovu told the BBC that Mr Tsvangirai pulled out the vote because he faced “humiliation and defeat” at the hands of President Mugabe, who he said would win “resoundingly”.

“Unfortunately,” he said, the opposition leader’s decision was “depriving the people of Zimbabwe of a vote”.

Rally blocked

BBC Africa analyst Martin Plaut says the key question now is what Thabo Mbeki, president of Zimbabwe’s powerful neighbour South Africa, will do.

He is in the best position to step up the pressure on Mr Mugabe, since Zimbabwe is so economically dependent on South Africa, our analyst says.

South Africa immediately responded to the news by calling on the MDC to continue talks to try to find a political solution.

“We are very encouraged that Mr Tsvangirai, himself, says he is not closing the door completely on negotiations,” said a spokesman for Mr Mbeki.

On Sunday, the MDC was due to stage a rally in Harare – the highlight of the campaign.

But supporters of Mr Mugabe’s Zanu-PF occupied the stadium venue and roads leading up to it.

Witnesses reported seeing hundreds of youths around the venue wielding sticks, some chanting slogans, and others circling the stadium crammed onto the backs of trucks.

Some set upon opposition activists, leaving a number badly injured, the MDC said.

It said African election monitors were also chased away from the rally site.

The United States reacted to Sunday’s developments by saying: “The government of Zimbabwe and its thugs must stop the violence now.”

Beatings and arrests

The MDC says Mr Tsvangirai won the presidential election outright during the first round in March.

The government admits he won more votes than President Mugabe, but says he did not take enough to win outright.

But in recent weeks, as the run-off approached, the MDC said it had found campaigning near impossible.

Mugabe will remain unopposed to seek revenge and retribution on all who stood for democracy and change
Sam, St Lucia

Its members have been beaten, and its supporters evicted from their homes, forcing it to campaign in near secrecy.

Mr Tsvangirai was arrested several times, and the party’s secretary general, Tendai Biti, has been held and charged with treason.

The BBC’s Peter Biles, in Johannesburg, says Mr Mugabe has made clear he will never relinquish power, saying only God could remove him.

While Mr Tsvangirai’s move will hand victory to Mr Mugabe, it is unclear whether the international community or election observers will confer any legitimacy on the process, our correspondent says.

Britain’s Foreign Secretary David Miliband told the BBC: “Robert Mugabe has certainly not won the election, in fact the only people who can claim that are the opposition,” which won the parliamentary vote in March.

Zimbabwean ministers said the run-off vote would go ahead, unless Mr Tsvangirai submitted a formal letter of withdrawal.

But Levy Mwanawasa, president of neighbouring Zambia, said the run-off should be postponed “to avert a catastrophe in the region”.

He said Zimbabwe’s economic collapse was affecting the whole region, and he called on SADC to take a similar stance.

“It’s scandalous for SADC to remain silent on Zimbabwe,” he said.

“What is happening in Zimbabwe is embarrassing to all of us.”

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