ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – A couple have been arrested on suspicion of murdering their employee and throwing her body in the desert. Col Rashid Mohammed Bourshid, the head of Abu Dhabi Police CID, said the body of a woman was found in Ajban wrapped in cloth and with burnt fingers. Investigations revealed that […]
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Dinkisra Mengistu’s life started in Ethiopia but continued in the United States after his family emigrated when he was in middle school. It ended in a Columbus hotel’s parking lot early yesterday in a flurry of gunshots.
Mengistu, 19, had just climbed into the back seat of a friend’s car after leaving a party at the Sheraton Suites Columbus on Hutchinson Avenue on the Far North Side. A black SUV pulled up behind the car, and shots were fired through the back window. It was about 12:30 a.m.
“They were trying to kill,” said Brandon Mix, 18, who was in the car with Mengistu and was one of his best friends.
Two of the shots hit Mengistu in the head. No one else was struck.
Mix saw the SUV swerve head-on into traffic near the hotel, then speed away.
Police said yesterday they have no suspects.
About 80 of Mengistu’s friends gathered last night behind Westerville South High School for a vigil for the 2012 graduate.
Jayshon Jackson, 20, who organized the vigil, remembered Mengistu as a funny and engaging friend.
“He didn’t deserve this,” Jackson said.
Mengistu, who lived on the Northeast Side, had a few brushes with the law; he’d been convicted of possessing drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor drug abuse. He was waiting to be sentenced in Licking County on charges that he had driven while intoxicated. It was his second OVI charge.
“He didn’t sell any drugs; he didn’t do any of that,” Mix said. “He had that ‘I kinda do what I want’ mentality, but not in a bad way.”
Mengistu also was taking classes at Columbus State Community College.
Mengistu didn’t know what he wanted to be when he finished school, said another friend, Brennan Witt, who went to Westerville South and Columbus State with him. He knew only that he wanted to make enough money to buy his parents and his sisters nice houses and take his friends on a trip around the world.
Everyone who met Mengistu liked him, Witt said yesterday. He was the youngest in his family, and the only boy. He liked to smoke marijuana and flirt with pretty girls. He went by the nickname “ Dink.”
“He was always laughing,” Witt said. “I’ve never met anybody in my life like Dink.”
Mix said he doesn’t know why the people in the SUV behind them started shooting.
Mix, Mengistu and their friends had been at the party for about 11/2 hours when three or four young men came in, Mix said. They didn’t stay long, but they stared at Mengistu and his friends. Two looked familiar to Mix, but he said he doesn’t know why they would have a problem with him or his friends.
When Mix and his friends went into the hallway, they saw the other group waiting by an elevator. The two groups rode down together in silence, and Mix and his friends left first for the parking lot.
Mengistu and Mix ended up in the car’s back seat, and the driver started to pull out of the lot.
The shooting happened fast, but Mix remembers this:
Three gunshots, loud: Pop. Pop. Pop.
Window glass shattering.
Diving for cover.
Mengistu’s body slumping sideways in the backseat.
“I see blood everywhere,” Mix said. “I really just lost my best friend. I watched it in front of my face.”
Dispatch Reporter Jim Woods contributed to this story.
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A riot broke out in Harar, eastern Ethiopia, today following a massive fire that has destroyed a market place overnight. Police arrested several people, but the protest is continuing. More details in Amharic: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=74214
In Ethiopia, 67 million people out of 90 million live without electricity.
March 9, 2014, Sopot, Poland, IAAF Indoor Track and Field Championship, Genzebe Dibaba (ETH) wins the gold in the Women’s 3000m. Her last Indoor Championship medal was for the 1500m in Istanbul.
Open letter or open pandering to corruption? “As I look around the EITI implementing countries, I do not accept that the situation for civil society in Ethiopia is worse than a great many of them.” That was the didactic pronouncement of Ms. Claire Short, Chair of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in her “Open […]
The protest took place in Addis, Ababa, Ethiopia, on March 9, 2012, at the Women’s Day Run
Several Ethiopian women voiced their demand for freedom during a Women’s Day Run in Addis Ababa on Sunday, March 9, 2014. Police arrested many of them.
Hundreds of Ethiopian women staged a peaceful protest in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa on Sunday, March 9, 2014, demanding freedom and better government. Police have arrested many of the protesters.
Somalia has no government and is being baby sit by AMISOM. Amazingly, it had the audacity to issue this statement. I call it the joke of the decade
The most ridiculous and outrageous claim is the last paragraph. If you know how to resolve a conflict "peacefully", then why do you have 25,000 foreign troops on your soil? Holiday? MF pss me off with their lies.
Our editor spotted Sara Al Amoudi, the daughter of Ethiopian-Saudi billionaire Mohammed Al Amoudi, at a party last night: http://thesteepletimes.com/movers-shake … -ventures/
‘Sara Al Amoudi’ pictured at a cocktail party on 7th March 2014
The woman best known as ‘The Vamp in the Veil’ appeared at a cocktail party last night. ‘Sara Al Amoudi’ – whose identity remains under question despite her High Court victory last month – arrived at the event within the Marriott Hotel in County Hall in a Rolls-Royce complete with the number plate “HRH 9” and then proceeded to dominate the room with her entourage and veil.
The entourage of ‘Sara Al Amoudi’
‘Al Amoudi’ – whom the billionaire Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi’s lawyers used The Steeple Times to issue a statement denying her being his daughter – clearly is a woman that expects things done her way. Prior to her arrival even, the fuss set in as staff were informed that they would have to address the “royal” as “Her Royal Highness” and place chairs in particular locations for this “very important guest”.
‘The Vamp in the Veil’s’ cortege numbered three burly men. They rushed around on tenterhooks throughout the evening in an effort to please their ‘princess’ and made sure that nobody got in her way. One got down on his knees and kissed the hand of this burka and fur clad woman whilst another listened attentively as she was overheard to say “money is like my child”. As the ‘VVV’ eventually took refuge on a smoking terrace, she concluded:
“I have to sit… My legs… My legs… I’ve done so much today”.
One can only imagine how hard the ‘VVV’s’ life must be. In court, it was revealed that ‘Al Amoudi’ spent £912,000 on perfume alone in just two months.
Trafficking Ethiopians to South Africa through Kenya
EGYPT INDEPENDENT – Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy gave Ethiopia the harshest Egyptian warning to Ethiopia in relation to the dispute over Adis Ababa’s dam on the Nile River. In an interview with Tahrir satellite channel late Friday, Fahmy waved “a decisive response” concerning its Renaissance Dam, which Cairo fears would affect its shares of river […]
The former chairperson of the Oromo Peoples’ Democratic Organisation (OPDO) – one of the four member parties of the ruling EPRDF – and also former…
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Russia to make citizenship easier for native Russian speakers Reuters Factbox: EU options to apply pressure on Russia over Ukraine Reuters Armed men seize two airports in Ukraine’s Crimea, Russia denies involvement Reuters Putin: military force would be ‘last resort’ in Ukraine Reuters Crimea lawmakers schedule vote on joining Russia Associated Press SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) – Crimea’s parliament voted to join Russia on Thursday and its Moscow-backed government set a referendum within 10 days on the decision in a dramatic escalation of the crisis over the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula.
The sudden acceleration of moves to bring Crimea, which has an ethnic Russian majority and has effectively been seized by Russian forces, formally under Moscow’s rule came as European Union leaders gathered for an emergency summit to find ways to pressure Russia to back down.
U.S. President Barack Obama took steps to punish those involved in threatening the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, ordering the freezing of their U.S. assets and a ban on travel into the United States.
The U.S. Navy announced a guided-missile destroyer, the USS Truxton, was heading to the Black Sea in what it said was a long-planned training exercise and not a show of force.
The Crimean parliament voted unanimously "to enter into the Russian Federation with the rights of a subject of the Russian Federation".
The vice premier of Crimea, home to Russia’s Black Sea military base in Sevastopol, said a referendum on the status would take place on March 16. He said all state property would be "nationalized", the Russian ruble could be adopted and Ukrainian troops would be treated as occupiers and be forced to surrender or leave.
The announcement, which diplomats said could not have been made without Russian President Vladimir Putin’s approval, raised the stakes in the most serious east-west confrontation since the end of the Cold War.
..View gallery A Ukrainian serviceman (L) stands next to an armed man, believed to be a Russian soldier, inside a U …Russia stocks fell and the ruble weakened further after the news. Moody’s ratings agency said the stand-off was negative for Russia’s sovereign creditworthiness.
Russia said it would make it easier to give passports to native Russian speakers who have lived in Russia or the former Soviet Union. Putin has cited the threat to Russian citizens to justify military action in Georgia in 2008 and now in Ukraine .
Far from seeking a diplomatic way out of the crisis, Putin appears to have chosen to create facts on the ground before the West can agree on more than token action against him.
EU leaders had been set to warn but not sanction Russia over its military intervention after Moscow rebuffed Western diplomatic efforts to persuade it to pull forces in Crimea, with a population of about 2 million, back to their bases. It was not immediately clear what impact the Crimean moves would have.
French President Francois Hollande told reporters on arrival at the summit: "There will be the strongest possible pressure on Russia to begin lowering the tension and in the pressure there is, of course, eventual recourse to sanctions."
The new Ukrainian government has declared the referendum illegal and opened a criminal investigation against Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Askyonov, who was appointed in a closed session by the region’s parliament last week. The Ukrainian government does not recognize his authority or that of the parliament.
A Crimean parliament official said voters will be asked two questions: should Crimea be part of the Russian Federation and should Crimea return to an earlier constitution (1992) that gave the region more autonomy?
.Crimeans await referendum seen as prelude for sove …. Play video "If there weren’t constant threats from the current illegal Ukrainian authorities, maybe we would have taken a different path," deputy parliament speaker Sergei Tsekov told reporters outside the parliament building in Crimea’s main city of Simferopol.
"I think there was an annexation of Crimea by Ukraine, if we are going to call things by their name. Because of this mood and feeling we took the decision to join Russia. I think we will feel much more comfortable there."
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who had refused to meet his Ukrainian counterpart on Wednesday, had talks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Rome.
Earlier, Kerry also met his counterparts from Britain, Germany, Italy and France to discuss Ukraine and inform them of U.S. plans to sanction individuals and officials.
The White House said the order was "a flexible tool that will allow us to sanction those who are most directly involved in destabilizing Ukraine, including the military intervention in Crimea, and does not preclude further steps should the situation deteriorate."
But the EU summit in Brussels seemed unlikely to adopt more than symbolic measures against Europe’s biggest gas supplier, because neither industrial powerhouse Germany nor financial centre Britain is keen to start down that road.
..View gallery A woman walks past a Bulgarian communist-era monument painted by unknown people in Sofia March 5, 20 …The short, informal EU summit will mostly be dedicated to displaying support for Ukraine’s new pro-Western government, represented by Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk, who will attend even though Kiev is neither an EU member nor a recognized candidate for membership.
The European Commission has announced an aid package of up to 11 billion euros ($15 billion) for Ukraine over the next couple of years provided it reaches a deal with the International Monetary Fund, entailing painful reforms like ending gas subsidies.
Diplomats said that at most, the 28-nation EU would condemn Russia’s so far bloodless seizure of the Black Sea province and suspend talks with Moscow on visa liberalization and economic cooperation, while threatening further measures if Putin does not accept mediation efforts soon.
They were expected to hold back from tougher steps both in hopes of a diplomatic breakthrough and out of fear of a tit-for-tat trade war with Russia, a major economic partner of Europe.
France has a deal to sell warships to Russia that it is so far not prepared to cancel, London’s banks have profited from facilitating Russian investment, and German companies have $22 billion invested in Russia.
The crisis began in November when Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, under strong Russian pressure, turned his back on a far-reaching trade deal with the EU and accepted a $15 billion bailout from Moscow. That prompted three months of street protests leading to the overthrow of Yanukovich on February 22.
.Few signs of progress on Ukraine as major powers m …. Play video Moscow denounced the events as an illegitimate coup and refused to recognize the new Ukrainian authorities.
Russia kept the door ajar for more diplomacy on its own terms, announcing on Thursday a meeting of former Soviet states in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), including Ukraine, for April 4 and saying it would be preceded by contacts between Russian and Ukrainian diplomats.
Lavrov said attempts by Western countries to take action over the Ukraine crisis via democracy watchdog OSCE and the NATO military alliance were not helpful.
After a day of high-stakes diplomacy in Paris on Wednesday, Lavrov refused to talk to Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchitsya, whose new government is not recognized by Moscow.
Asked if he had met his Ukrainian counterpart, Lavrov said: "Who is that?"
He stuck to Putin’s line – ridiculed by the West – that Moscow does not command the troops without national insignia which have taken control of Crimea, besieging Ukrainian forces, and hence cannot order them back to bases.
Western diplomats said there was still hope that once Lavrov had reported back to Putin, Russia would accept the idea of a "contact group" involving both Moscow and Kiev as well as the United States and European powers to seek a solution.
The EU said it has frozen the assets of ousted Ukrainian president Yanukovich and 17 other officials, including former prime minister Mykola Azarov, suspected of human rights violations and misuse of state funds.
In an awkward coincidence as EU leaders were gathering in Brussels, German Economy Minister and Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel travelled to Moscow for talks with his Russian counterpart and Putin.
Reflecting concern about how the long-planned trip might be seen in the midst of the Ukraine crisis, Gabriel dropped at the last minute plans to take German industrialists with him. Germany has been accused in some quarters of soft-pedaling on sanctions in the light of its close economic ties to Russia.
Outside of Crimea, in eastern and southern cities that saw big pro-Russian demonstrations, the tide of public opinion appears to be turning in favor of Kiev.
Ukrainian police cleared pro-Moscow demonstrators who had been holed up in the regional parliament building in Donetsk and raised the Ukrainian flag where the Russian one had mostly been flying since Saturday.
Pro-Kiev demonstrations are now much larger than pro-Moscow ones in the city, home town of ousted leader Yanukovich.
Putin has said Russia reserves the right to intervene militarily in other areas of Ukraine if Russian interests or the lives of Russians are in danger.
Dropping diplomatic niceties on Wednesday, the U.S. State Department published a "fact sheet" entitled "President Putin’s Fiction: 10 False Claims about Ukraine."
"As Russia spins a false narrative to justify its illegal actions in Ukraine, the world has not seen such startling Russian fiction since Dostoyevsky wrote, ‘The formula "two plus two equals five" is not without its attractions,’" the State Department said in the document.
(Additional reporting by Luke Baker in Brussels, Elizabeth Piper and Lidia Kelly in Moscow, Tim Heritage in Kiev, John Irish and Lesley Wroughton in Paris; Writing by Paul Taylor; editing by Anna Willard)
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An Egyptian military retired general talks about the Nile dam project in Ethiopia.
Harar, Ethiopia – the 4th most important city of Islam (documentary)
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — A Birmingham man faces a June 25 sentencing after being convicted on a federal charge of possession with the intent to distribute about a pound of cocaine, federal authorities announced today.
A federal jury convicted Biniam Asghedom, 40, on Tuesday following a two-day trial before U.S. District Judge L. Scott Coogler in Birmingham, according to a joint statement issued by U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and Drug Enforcement Administration Assistant Special Agent in Charge Clay A. Morris.
Asghedom is an Eritrean national. Eritrea is a small nation along the Red Sea on the horn of Africa surrounded by Sudan, Djibouti, and Ethiopia.
"We respect the jury’s decision. However, we feel we have solid appeal grounds and will continue to work hard to exonerate our client," Adam Bollaert, an attorney for Asghedom.
According to the statement from Vance and Morris: Evidence at the trial showed Birmingham police stopped Asghedom for a traffic violation on Dec. 1, 2010, after federal agents had followed him from a known drug location. Asghedom was one of a number of targets of a larger DEA investigation. After obtaining Asghedom’s consent, officers searched the 2000 GMC Sierra pick-up truck he was driving and found the cocaine and $14,500. Forensic testing later revealed that the outside packaging of the cocaine had two latent fingerprints that matched Asghedom.
"Asghedom’s conviction marks another success in law enforcement’s concerted efforts to eliminate the dangerous street drugs that devastate neighborhoods and fuel violent crime." Vance said.
The DEA investigated the case, which Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory R. Dimler prosecuted.
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2014/03/eri … ed_on.html
Residents of Juba were forced to stay indoors early Wednesday after fighting erupted in a renowned military barrack near Juba University in Giyada area.
ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ ከሁለት ዓመታት በፊት በዚህ በያዝነው ወር “ግድቡ እና አደጋው፡ ግልገል ጊቤ ሦስት በኢትዮጵያ“ በሚል ርዕስ በደቡብ ኢትዮጵያ በኦሞ ወንዝ ሸለቆ ከሚካሄደው ልማት ጋር በተያያዘ መልኩ ግድቡ ሊያስከትል በሚችለው እንደምታ ላይ ትኩረት በማድረግ ትንታኔ አቅርቤ ነበር፡፡ በዚያ ትንታኔዬ በዚህ የልማት ሰበብ እየተካሄደ ያለው እንቅስቃሴ በአካባቢው ስነምህዳር ላይ የሚያስከትለውን አሉታዊ ተጽእኖ […]
አቶ አስራት ከ 11 ቀን እስር በኋላ
ENTC has released a Press Release announcing a town hall meeting in Washington DC to facilitate the discussion on an all-inclusive transitional government in Ethiopia. Read the full statement here (pdf)
ከፈቃደ ሸዋቀና የሻምበል ፍቅረ ስላሴን ባለ 440 ገጽ መጽሐፍ ላነብ ስነሳ ጸሐፊው በሃያ ዓመታት የእስር ቤት ቆይታቸው በስልጣንና የሃላፊነት ዘመናቸው የነበሩትን ብዙ ክንዋኔዎች ፣ ውሳኔዎችና ተዋናዮችን አስመልክቶ የነበራቸውን እይታ እንደገና ለማጤንና ለማሰላሰል (Reflect ለማድረግ) እድል አግኝተው የጻፉት ሊሆን ስለሚችል ሚዛናዊ የሆነ ዕውቀት፤ እንዲሁም የመንግስታቸውን የውስጥ ለውስጥ ሥራዎች ከሩቅ እናይ የነበርን ተራ ዜጎች ሳናውቃቸው የቀሩ ነግሮችን […]
Whole Foods, an American foods supermarket chain, has started carrying Ethiopian food in its Miami, Florida, stores. MIAMI NEW TIMES: Rejoice, lovers of Ethiopian eats! The East African cuisine has finally made its way back to Miami. For a limited time, anyway. Beginning today, Whole Foods locales statewide are rolling out a hot food lineup […]
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Museveni pushes back
Sixteen people died after a bus traveling from Mekele to Addis Ababa slammed into a car today.
The governments of China and Djibouti have signed an agreement to promote mutually beneficial co-operation in the defense industry.
The agreement signed between Defense Ministers,…
ዛሬ ጠዋት ልክ12 ሰዓት ላይ የሰማያዊ ፓርቲ ከፍተኛ አመራሮችን የያዘ ሶስት ልኡካን ቡድን ወደ ተለያዩ የሀገሪቱ ክፍሎች ጉዞ ጀምሯል፡፡
ሰማያዊ ፓርቲ የጀመረውን ሰላማዊ ትግል በመላው የሀገሪቷ ክፍል ለማንቀሳቀስና ለማጎልበት ከፍተኛ የፓርቲው አመራሮች የሚመራ የልዑካን ቡድን በሶስት አቅጣጫዎች ዛሬ ጠዋት 12 ሰዓት ላይ ጉዞ ጀምሯል፡፡
የልዑካን ቡድኑ በመስክ ጉብኝቱ ወቅት የፓረቲውን መዋቅር የስራ እንቅሰቃሴ መገምገምና ለማጠናከር እንዲሁም መዋቅሩ ያለበትን ችግር ገምግሞ መፍትሄ መስጠትም አንዱ ሌላው የጉዞ አላማው ነው፡፡
የመስክ ጉበኝቱ በአጠቃላይ በ14 ዞኖችን የሚያካትት ሲሆን ወደ 200 የሚጠጉ ወረዳዎች ላይ ያሉ የሰማያዊን የፓርቲ እንቅስቃሴ ከሚመሩ አስተባባሪዎች ጋር ውይይት ይደረጋል፡፡
ጉዞ መስመር አንድ ፡- ደ/ብርሀን ፤ ሸዋሮቢት ፤ ደሴ ፤ ወልዲያ
1. አቶ ስለሺ ፈይሳ – ም/ሊቀመንበርና የምርጫ ጉዳይ ኃላፊ
2. አቶ ዮናታን ተሰፋዬ – የወጣቶች ጉዳይ ኃላፊ
3. አቶ ሔኖክ መለሰ – በአደረጃጀት ጉዳይ የጥናትና የትግል ስልት ስልጠና ንዑስ ኮሚቴ ሰብሳቢ
ጉዞ መስመር ሁለት – ደብረማርቆስ ፤ ባህርዳር ፤ ወረታ ፤ ጎንደር
1. አቶ በቃሉ አዳነ – አደረጃጀት ጉዳይ ም/ኃላፊ
2. አቶ ይድነቃቸው ከበደ – የህግ ጉዳይ ኃላፊ
3. ወ/ሮ ሃና ዋለልኝ የሴቶች ጉዳይ ኃላፊ
ጉዞ መስመር ሶስት – ሆሳዕና ፤ ሶዶ ፤ አርባ ምንጭ ፤ ባድዋቾ ፤ አዋሳ
1. አቶ ጌታነህ ባልቻ – የአደረጃጀት ጉዳይ ኃላፊ
2. አቶ ብርሃኑ ተ/ያሬድ – የህዝብ ግንኙነት ኃላፊ
3. አቶ ይሁን ዓለሙ – የአደረጃጀት ጉዳይ የክትትልና ግምገማ ንዑስ ኮሚቴ ሰብሳቢ
በኢንቨስትመንት ስም አፍሪካ ውስጥ የሚደረገውን የመሬት ቅርምት አስመልክቶ የካናዳ የፓርላማ አባላትና እውቅ ምሁራንን ያሳተፈ ውይይት በኦታዋ ተደረገ Ottawa, Canada February 25, 2014 Coalition for Equitable Land Acquisitions and Development in Africa በምህጻረ ቃል CELADA በመባል የሚታወቀው በካናዳ ኦታዋ ውስጥ የተቋቋመ ድርጅት በአፍሪካ እየተኪያሄደ ያለውን የመሬት ቅርምት አስመልክቶ በርካታ የፓርላማ አባላት፣ የተራድኦ ድርጅት ሃላፊዎች የዩኒቨርሲቲ መምህራን […]
People of Omo River Basin sold down the river Exactly two years ago to the month, I wrote a commentary entitled, “The Dam and the Damned: Gilgel Gibe III Ethiopia” focusing on the impact of “development” in the Omo River Basin (ORB) in southern Ethiopia. In that commentary, I echoed the deep concerns voiced […]
The shameful act of OPDO. By Yilma Bekele I came across a clip of a VOA interview from Ethiopia. It is about the unveiling of a new statue in Oromia Kilil (Bantustan), Arsi Zone, Hitosa Wereda named Anole Statue and Museum. From the video that came with the report the ugly contraption seems to be […]
Nigerian popular commentator Adeola on ethnic cleansing campaign against Amharas
Battle Of Adwa 1896: African Victory Against Colonisation (Documentary)
By Donald N. Levine There are three reasons why we commonly refer to some happening as a historic event: either it occurs for the first time; it has significant consequences; or it is symbolically important. As a first time event, Emperor Menelik’s cession of the Bogos highlands to Italy in 1889 has been described as […]
ENTC cited credible sources inside Ethiopian Airlines that the Vice President and Head of Flight Operations has resigned. Please read the details here (pdf)
More than 150,000 Ethiopians have been deported from Saudi Arabia in recent months By Rebecca Murray | Aljazeera February 28, 2014 Ahmed woke up in a Riyadh hospital with his kidney removed Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Ahmed, 20 years old, weakly sits down in a chair under the hot sun, dazed, as young men and […]
Ethiopian Persecution, Threats and Kidnapping By Graham Peebles | counterpunch.org February 28, 2014 Hidden and isolated from the world the armed conflict raging in the Ogaden region of Ethiopia goes unnoticed. The killing and raping of innocent civilians at the hands of the military and their paramilitary partners in crime the Liyu police, the false […]
By Abebe Hailu Ethiopia has a significant history reaching over 3,000 years into the past. The word “Ethiopia” has become a term for the idea of African solidarity and freedom, not just the name of a nation or a region. The ancient Greek historian Herodotus noted the region of Ethiopia as home to “people with […]
DLA Piper and other law firms in the U.S. are going after videos that expose the abuse of immigrants in Saudi Arabia. Videos such as the one shown below are removed from all Youtube channels after lawyers contacted the video sharing site. Thanks to competition, it is now available on Facebook.
Ethiopians in Switzerland, Germany and Norway held a demonstration on behalf of Co-Pilot Hailemedhin Tegegn – photosFriday, February 28th, 2014
Ethiopians residing in Switzerland, Germany, and Norway held demonstrations on behalf of Ethiopian co-pilot Hailemedhin Tegegn who is charged with hijacking an Ethiopian Airlines plane. The demonstrators asked the Swiss government not to charge Hailemedhin as a criminal.
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ETV’s unusual coverage of the UDJ/AEUP Bahir Dar protest on Feb. 23 fuels more speculations about growing rifts in the ruling party
Chigaram TPLF thugs are taking the anti-Menilik campaign to a new low with the inauguration of a statue that depicts a breast that they claim was cut off from an Oromo woman by the great Ethiopian emperor. They wasted 20 million birr to build the silly "statue" while most people in Ethiopia do not have enough food to eat. The stupidity of those azzholes is beyond imagination — in the twilight zone.
Tigray People Liberation Front, the ruling party in Ethiopia, prepares to inaugurate the controversial anti-Emperor Menelik statue in southern Ethiopia that depicts a cut off woman breast. The gruesome statue was built at the cost of USD $2 million.
ቦይንግ 767 – እገታ እና እንድምታው
ጽሁፉን በፒ.ዲ.ኤፍ. ለማንበብ እዚህ ላይ ይጫኑ። ቦይንግ 767 እገታ
አንድ የኢህአዴግ ካድሬ፣ ቤት ለመከራየት ወደ አንዲት ወይዘሮ መኖርያ ይሄዳል። ስፍራው እንደደረሰ ሌላ ተከራይም ከወይዘሮዋ ቤት ብቅ እንዳለ አስተዋለ። ሌላኛው ተከራይ ሰይጣን ነበር። ሁለቱ ተከራዮች ሰርቪስ ቤቱን ለመያዝ እንደ ጨረታ ብጤ ጀመሩ። ሰይጣኑ 400 ሲጠራ፣ ካድሬው ግን 500 ሊሰጥ ተስማማ። በመጨረሻ፣ ወይዘሮዋ ቤቱን ለሰይጣኑ በትንሽ ዋጋ ማከራየቱን መረጡ። የወይዘሮዋ ውሳኔ እንግዳ ነገር ነበር። ለሰይጣን፣ ለዚያውም በትንሽ ዋጋ ቤታቸውን ለመስጠት የወሰኑበትን ምክንያት ሲጠየቁ፤ “ሰይጣኑ አልወጣ እንኳን ቢል በጸበል ይለቃል። ካድሬው ገብቶ ቤቴን አልለቅም ቢለኝ ምን ላደርግ ነው?” ነበር ያሉት ወይዘሮዋ። ከፍ ባለ ገንዘብ ለኢህአዴጉ ሰርቪስ ቤታቸውን ቢያከራዩት ኖሮ ባጭር ጊዜ ዋናውን ቤታቸውን ለቀው የመውጣት ክፉ እድል ይገጥማቸው ነበር።
ዶ/ር መረራ ጉዲና ባለፈው ሳምንት ዘ ሄግ ላይ ስለ ወቅታዊ የኢትዮጵያ ሁኔታ ሲነግሩን ጣል ያደረጓት ቀልድ ናት። የዚህች ቀልድ የፖለቲካ እንድምታ ቀላል አይደለም። መልእክትዋ ሲጠቃለል የኢትዮጵያን ህዝብ እየለቀቀ መሆኑን ትነግረናለች። እየከፋ የመጣው የኑሮውና የፖለቲካ ሁኔታ የህዝቡን አእምሮ ብቻ አይደለም እየነካው ያለው። ህዝቡ እየተገፋ ሃገርሩን ለቆ እንዲሰደድ እየተገደደም ይገኛል። በተለይ ደግሞ ሃገሪቱ በድህነት ያስተማረቻቸው ምሁሮችዋንና ባለሞያዎችዋን እንደዋዛ እያጣች ከመጣች እነሆ ሁለት አስርተ-ዓመታት ተቆጠሩ።
እለተ ሰኞ የካቲት 10፣ 2006 ዓ.ም.።
የአለም ዜና ርዕስ ሁሉ ትኩረት የጣለው በኢትዮጵያዊው ፓይለት ጉዳይ ላይ ነበር። እንደዚህ አይነት ክስተት ሲፈጸም አዲስ አይደለም። ግን ይኽኛው ልዩ ነው። ይዘቱ ለየት ይበል እንጂ በ 1998 (እ.ኤ.አ.) ዩዋን ቢን በተባለ ቻይናዊ ፓይለት ከተፈጸመው ድርጊት ጋር ይመሳሰላል። የ30 አመቱ ወጣት የበረራ ቁጥር CA905 የሆነውን የቻይና አውሮፕላን በመያዝ የታይላንድን የአየር ጠረፍ ሰብሮ ገባ። የ27 አመት እድሜ ያላት ሚስቱን ይዞ ታይዋን ላይ ያረፈው ፓይለት ለዚያ አደገኛ ውሳኔ የሰጠው ምክንያት የኢኮኖሚ ችግር ነበር። የደረጃ እድገት፣ የደሞዝ ጭማሪ፣ የመሳሰሉ ከራስ ወዳድነት ያላለፉ ጥያቄዎች በማንሳት የፓይለቱ የራሱን ክብር ዝቅ አደረገው።
በ 1995 (እ.ኤ.አ.) ኢትዮጵያዊ ጋዜጠኛ በግዳጅ ከአውስትራልያ ወደሃገሩ እንዲመለስ ተደረገ። ኢትዮጵያዊ ግን የኦሎምፒክ አየር መንገድ ንብረት የሆነውን ጀት ግሪክ ላይ ለመጥለፍ በመሞከሩ የአለምን ዜና ርእስ ሆኖ ነበር። ጋዜጠኛው የፕላስቲክ ቢላዋ የበረራ አስተናጋጅዋ አንገት ላይ በመደገን ወደ ሀገሩ እንዳይላክ ጥያቄ አቀረበ። በመጨረሻም ኢትዮጵያዊ ወገን ባደረገው ርብርብ የዚህ ወጣት አላማ ተሳካለት።
የሃይለመድህን አበራን ጉዳይ ለየት የሚያደርገው ለዚህ ከባድ ውሳኔ የሰጠው ምክንያት ነው። የግል ሳይሆን የሃገር፣ የራስ ሳይሆን የወገን ጉዳይ። ረዳት ፓይለቱን እብድ ያሰኘውም ይኸው ነገር ይመስለኛል። ሃይለመድህን የ40 ሺህ ብር ደሞዝተኛ ነው። በኑሮው ምንም የጎደለበት ነገር የለም። ከመካከለኛው ኢትዮጵያዊ ዜጋ በላይ ይኖራል። የስደት ጥማት እንኳን ቢኖርበት ለመሰደድ በዚህ ሁኔታ አውሮፕላን ማገት እንደማይኖርበት ጠንቅቆ ያውቃል። ለዓለም ህዝብ ማስተላለፍ የሚፈልገው አንድ መልእክት ነበር። “ሜይዴይ… ሜይዴይ… የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ ችግር ላይ ነው!”
ተልእኮው በሚገባ ተሳክቷል።
ሰኞ ማለዳ የመስርያቤታችን የውይይት ርእስ የነበረው ጄኔቭ ላይ ሳይታሰብ ያረፈው ቦይንግ 767 ጉዳይ ነበር። የረዳት ፓይለት ሃይለመድህን አበራ ታሪካዊ ውሳኔ የስራ ባልደረቦቼን ከሁለት ጫፍ ከፍሎ ለረጅም ውይይት ጋብዟቸውዋል። አንደኛው ወገን ፓይለቱ ያደረገው ጠለፋ ነው ብሎ ሲከራከር፤ ሌላኛው ወገን ደግሞ ድርጊቱ እንደጠለፋ መታየት የለበትም ይላል። የሁለቱን ወገን ክርክር እየሰማሁ ምንም ሳልተነፍስ ለረጅም ግዜ ቆየሁ። አእምሮዬ ግን አንድ ነገር ላይ ተጠምዶ ነበር። ክስተቱ ለፖለቲካ ደንታ የሌላቸውን እነዚህ ነጮች ማነጋገር መቻሉ እጅግ ደንቆኛል። “ወጣቱ ፓይለት ምን ያህል በደል ቢበዛበት ይሆን ለዚህ ካባድ ውሳኔ የበቃው?” የሚለው ጥያቄ በብዙዎች አእምሮ ይመላለስ የነበረ ጉዳይ ነው። አብዛኞቹ ስለ ኢትዮጵያ የሰብአዊ መብት ሁኔታ በደንብ እንዲረዱ ማድረጉም አልቀረም። ጅብ በቀደደው ውሻ ይገባል’ ነውና ሁሉንም ነገር ለማስረዳት አሁን በጣም ቀላል ሆነ።
ሃይለመድህን አበራ ‘እብድ ነው’ የሚሉም አልጠፉም፤ ልክ እንደ አፈቀላጤው ሬድዋን። ለነጮቹ ነገሩ እንግዳ መሆኑ አልቀረም። ፓይለት ሆኖ፣ ጥሩ ኑሮ እየኖረ፣ ቤት- ንብረቱን፤ የሚወዳት ሃገሩንና ቤተሰቡን ትቶ ለእስራት፣ ለስደትና ለእንግልት ራስን ማዘጋጀት እብደት ነው ሊባል ይችላል።
በኢትዮጵያ ተመክሮም የፓይለት ሞያ ያስከብራል። በሃገራችን የፓይለቶች የኑሮ ደረጃ አንደኛውን ረድፍ ይይዛል። ይህንን የመሰለ ህይወት ጥሎ የስደትን ኑሮ መምረጥ የሚያስችል ውሳኔ ላይ መድረስ ደግሞ እብድ ቢያስብል የሚደንቅ አይደለም። የሚገርመው የስርዓቱ ካድሬዎች ይህንን አባባል መደጋገማቸው ነው። ከራሳቸውም አልፈው የፓይለቱ ቤተሰቦችን በማስፈራራት ይህንን እንዲመሰክሩ ሲያደርጉ ይታያል። ወትሮውን በእብዶች መሃል አንድ ጤነኛ ሰው ካለ፣ እሱ እብድ ነው። እነሱ በሰብአዊ መብት ላይ ሲቀልዱ በዚያ የማይተባበራቸው ሁሉ እብድ ነው። ለህሊናው ሳይሆን ለመኖር ሲል ሰበአዊ መብቱ ላይ የማደራደር ሁሉ ሽብርተኛ – አልያም የአእምሮ በሽተኛ ነው።
እብድ ሰው ያንን ግዙፍ አውሮፕላን በስርዓት አብርሮ፤ በስርዓት ካሳረፈ፤ በኢትዮጵያ ፓይለት ለመሆን የቅጥር መስፈርቱ እብድ መሆን ነው። ግና በአውሮፕላኑ የነበሩ 202 ተሳፋሪዎችን ምን እንደተፈጠረ እንኳን ሳያውቁት ጄኔቭ ላይ ማረፋቸው ብቻ እነሱ የሚሉት ይጻረራል። ሃይለመድህን ዋናውን ፓይለት በሃይል አላስገደደውም። ተሳፋሪዎች እንዳይረበሹም ስለድርጊቱ አንዳች ነገር አልተነፈሰም።
ለባለስልጣናቱ ጥያቄ አለኝ። የሃይለመድህን እብድ መሆኑን እያወቁ ለምን ፓይለት አድርገው ቀጠሩት? የእሱ እብድ መሆኑ ለባለስልጣኖቹ እንዴት አሁን ታያቸው?
ያም ታባለ ይህ – የካቲት 10፣ 2006 ዓ.ም. በስዊስ ላይ የተፈጠረው ነገር “ከሺ ቃላት… “ እንደሚሉት አይነት ነው። አንዲት ትንሽ ድርጊት የአለምን ህዝብ ከጫፍ እስከጫፍ አነጋገረች። ሃይለመድህን በአንዲት ቅጽበት እና በአንዲት ቃል ብቻ ላለፉት 20 አመታት በኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ ላይ ይፈጸም የነበረውን ግፍ ሁሉ ለአለም አሳወቀ። ይህንን ለማድረግ ግን ራሱን መስዋዕት ማድረግ ነበረበት። ወጣቱ ሊደርስ የሚችልበትን ነገር ሁሉ አስቀድሞ ያውቀዋል። ከሃገር አመራረጥ ጀምሮ የወሰዳቸው እርምጃዎች በሙሉ የተጠኑ እና በጥንቃቄ የተደረጉ መሆናቸውን ሂደቱ ራሱ ይመሰክራል።
ወጣቱ ፓይለት ሃገሩን ይወዳል። የልጅነት ህልሙን እውን ያደረገበትን የፓይለትነት ሙያም ያከብራል። ለኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድም የተለየ ክብር አለው። ራስ ወዳድ ቢሆን ኖሮ ፓይለት ሁሉ እንደሚኖረው በሃገሩ እየሰራ መኖር ይችላል። እንደ እብደት ያስቆጠረበት የዚህ ውሳኔ ምክንያቱ ግን ለህሊናው ብቻ ተገዥ መሆኑ ነው። ለሱ ቅርብ የሆኑትም ይህንኑ መስክረዋል።
በሃገራችን ሰርቶ የመኖር ዋስትና በአንባገነኖች እጅ ላይ ወድቋል። በነጻነት የመስራት፣ በነጻነት የመናገር፣ በነጻነት ሃሳብን የመግለጽ…ወዘተ ዋስትና ሳይኖር የመኖር ትርጉሙ ምንድነው? ሰው ያለ ነጻነት ምንድነው? ለመኖርማ እንስሳትም እየበሉ ይተኛሉ እየተነሱም ይበላሉ – ከዛ ይተኛሉ። ከእንስሳ የሚለየን ነጻነታችን መሰለኝ። ያለ ነጻነት ህይወት ትርጉም የለውም።
በኢትዮጵያ 80 ሚሊየን ህዝብ ያለነጻነት ይኖራል። ሃይለመድህን በአንዲት ቅጽበት የዚህ ሁሉ ህዝብ ድምጽ ሆነ። የ80 ሚሊየን ህዝብ ድምጽ ሆኖ በራሱ ላይ መፍረድ መቻል ደግሞ እብደት ሳይሆን ጀግንነት ነው። አንድ ሰው እንዴት መኖር እንዳለበት፣ ምን መናገር እንዳለበት…ወዘተ ሲወሰንት ለአንባገነኖች ብቻ ሳይሆን ለራሱ ህሊናም ባርያ ይሆናል። በተለይ የራስ መተማመን እና የሙያው የተካነ ሰው ተገዥ የሚሆነው ለህሊናው ብቻ ነው። እንዲህ አይነቱ ሰው መብቱን ለድርድር አቅርቦ ራሱን በባርነት አያስገዛም። በመብቱ ላይ የሚደራደር ካለ ህሊናውን የሸጠ ሰው ብቻ ነው። ነጻነት የሚገዛ ውይንም የሚሸጥ ነገር አይደለም። ነጻነትን ሊገዛው የሚችለው ህሊናችን ብቻ ነው። ያለ እራሳችን መልካም ፈቃድ ደግሞ ማንም ሃይል ነጻነታችንን ሊደፍር አይቻለውም። ሰዎች በአካል ሊታሰሩ ይችሉ ይሆናል። የሰውን ህሊና ግን ማንም ሃይል ሊያስረው አይችልም። ኔልሰን ማንዴላ ለ27 አመታት ሲታሰር ህሊናው ነጻ ነበር። በአንጻሩ አሳሪዎቹ ነጮች የአካል ሳይሆን የህሊናቸው እስረኞች ነበሩ።
ሃይለመድህን የህዝብ ድምጽ በመሆን ከህሊናው ጋር የገጠመውን ሙግት ያሸነፈ ጀግና ነው። አላማው በውስጡ የቆሰለበትን የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ ሰቆቃ ለአለም ለማሳወቅ ነበር። ይህ ባይሆን ኖሮ ችግር ውስጥ ያማያስገቡት ሌሎች ብዙ አማራጮች እና እድሎች ነበሩት። “ዘ ክርስቲያን ሳይንስ ሞኒተር” የተባለው ጋዜጣ የሃይለመድህንን ስደት መጠየቅ አስመልክቶ ባሰፈረው ዘገባ የኢህ አዴግ ስርአት ብልሹነትና የሰብአዊ መብት ረገጣው መባባሱን በስፋት ዘግቧል። ሌሎች መገናኛ ብዙሃንም የሃገሪቱን ሁኔታ ትኩረት ሰጥተው እንዲመረምሩት አድርጓቸዋል።
ዶ/ር መረራ ጉዲና ሲነግሩን የኢአዴግ እድገትና ትራንስፎርሜሽን ሃገሪቱን ወደ ጥርነፋ ፖለቲካ እና ቁምራ ኢኮኖሚ አሸጋግሯታል። ጥርነፋ እና ቁምራ አዲሶቹ ኢህአዲግኛ ቋንቋዎች ናቸው። ጥርነፋ ማለት አንድ ሰው አምስት ሰዎችን እየሰለለ በማገት ከገዥውፓርቲ አሰራር እንዳያፈነግጥ የማሰርያ ዘዴ ነው። ማንነትን የሚፈታተነው ይህ አሰራር አየር መንገድን ጨምሮ በሁሉም መንግስታዊ ተቋማት ተግባራዊ እየሆነ መጥቷል።
ቁምራ ደግሞ ቁርስ፣ ምሳና ራት በአንድ ግዜ ማለት ነው። ነብሳቸውን ይመርና አቶ መለስ በአንድ ወቅት ሲጠየቁ የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ ሶስቴ በልቶ እንዲኖር ነበር ህልማቸው። እነሆ ዛሬ 70 በመቶው የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ ሶስቱንም የእለት ምግብ አንድ ግዜ በቁምራ እንዲያጠቃልል አበቁት። 10ሺህ የሚሆን የአዲስ አበባ ነዋሪ የሚተዳደረው ከቦሌ አየር መንገድ እና ከሆቴሎች የሚጣል ቆሼ እየበላ ነው። በአንጻሩ ደግሞ እነ ስብሃት ነጋ ለአንዲት ጠርሙስ ሉዊስ ኮኛክ 260፣ 000 (ሁለት ሞቶ ስልሳ ሺህ ብር) ያወጣሉ። የ100 ሺህ ብር መጋረጃ ያለው፤ የ60 ሚሊየን ብር መኖርያ ቤት ውስት በሚዋኙ እጅግ ጥቂቶች እና ቆሻሻ እየተመገቡ በሚኖሩ ብዙሃን ወገኖች መሃል ያለው ክፍተት ይህ ነው አይባልም። ይህንን የኑሮ ሚዛን መዛባት የሚቃወመውን ስም ያወጡለታል። ኢ-ፍትሃዊ የሆነውን ይህንን የሃብት ድልድል ለመቀበል ህሊናው የማይፈቅደውን ሁሉ “እብድ” የሚል ስም ይሰጡታል።
የ”እብዱ” ፓይለት ጉዳይ በህግ አይን ሲታይ ጠለፋ ሳይሆን እገታ ነው – የስዊዘርላንድ አቃቢ ሕግ እንደገለፀው። እገታ እና ጠለፋ እጅግ የተለያዩ ነገሮች ናቸው። ድርጊቱ ጠለፋ ቢባል ኖሮ ቅጣቱም የከፋ ይሆናል። እገታም ቢሆን በስዊስ ህግ ከ3 እስክ 20 አመት ሊያስቀጣ ይችላል። የዳኝነት ስልጣኑም ያለው አውሮፕላኑ በግዛቷ ያረፈበት የስዊዘርላንድ ፌዴራል መንግስት ላይ ነው። ለግዜው ሃይለመድህን አበራን አግኝቶ ማነጋገር ስለማይቻል ወጣቱን ያቆሰለው ጉዳይ ላይ ከዚህ የበለጠ ማለት አይቻልም። የአቃቤ-ህጉ ምርመራውን እንዳበቃ ጋዜጣዊ መግለጫ ይሰጣል። ያን ግዜ የበለጠ መረጃ ይኖራል።
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ኢህአዴግ የተጭበረበረ ሪፖርት አቅርቦ ነበር ከ ጎልጉል ድረገጽ February 19, 2014 ኢህአዴግ “አልመረመርም፣ አልበረበርም” በማለት ሲያንገራግር ከቆየ በኋላ በዓለም ባንክ ቀጭን ትዕዛዝ ለመበርበር መስማማቱን ገልጾ በተለያዩ አካላት ምርመራ ተካሂዶበታል። በተከታታይ ሲካሄድ የነበረው ምርመራ አካል የሆነው የመጨረሻ ምርመራ ባለፈው ሳምንት አጋማሽ ተጠናቋል። የጎልጉል ታማኝ ምንጮች እንደተናገሩት ስድስት አባላትን ያካተተው የዓለም ባንክ የምርመራ ቡድን ኢህአዴግን መርምሮ ተመልሷል። የሚጠበቀው […]
Brothers fighting brothers: Poor border demarcation developed into military conflict and full-scale war in the late 1990s in which tens of thousands of people were killed. Despite the official cessation of hostilities in 2000, Ethiopia and Eritrea continued their war through proxies. Photo/FILE AFP
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Twelve Ethiopian illegal immigrants walked for nine months to Zimbabwe to escape religious tensions in the Horn of Africa nation, a court was told on Monday.
They were arrested late last year in Bulawayo but the trial delayed because of lack of an Amharic interpreter.
On Friday, they were sentenced to three months in prison, which was wholly suspended for five years on condition they do not remain in Zimbabwe without proper documentation.
“I walked for nine months to Zimbabwe because of religious tensions in my country. I was hoping to get peace and job opportunities,” one of them said.
ADMISSION OF GUILT
The group had been arrested on December 4, 2013 while hiding at a house in Bulawayo.
“My parents were killed while I watched and they burnt our farm which was our only means of survival. We came here seeking asylum because life had become difficult in Ethiopia.
The group signed an admission of guilt letter where they urged the authorities to grant them refugee status.
“This letter serves as an admission of guilt and request for refugee status. There is a social and political unrest in the region where we come from," the letter reads.
According to the magistrate Abedinico Ndebele, it would be a waste of money to fine the immigrants as they had no money.
ETHIOPIAN PLANE HIJACKED
“This court understands that there is instability in your country and that most of you are young people who entered Zimbabwe for the first time,” Mr Ndebele said.
“Therefore there is no need for us to fine you or put you in prison because you have been in remand for almost three months now. You can go but do not commit such an offence again.”
Last week, an Ethiopian pilot was arrested in Geneva after he hijacked the plane in a plot to get asylum. (READ: Ethiopian plane hijacker ‘was co-pilot’ http://www.nation.co.ke/news/africa/Eth … index.html )
The man told police he “felt threatened in Ethiopia and wants to seek asylum in Switzerland."
http://www.nation.co.ke/news/africa/Eth … index.html
ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ በኢትዮጵያ ያለው ገዥው አካል በማዕድኑ ዘርፍ የሚያካሂደውን ሙስና በማደብዘዝ እና በመሸፋፈን ንጹህ መስሎ ለመታየት እና ዓለም አቀፋዊ ተቀባይነትን ለማግኘት በማሰብ በአምራች ኢንዱስትሪዎች የግልጽነት ተነሳሽነት(Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)) ለተባለው ድርጅት ዕጩ አባል ለመሆን እንደገና ለሁለተኛ ጊዜ ይፍጨረጨራል፡፡ የገቢ ምልከታ ተቋም/Revenue Observation Institute የቦርድ ሊቀመንበር እና የአምራች ኢንዱስትሪዎች የግልጽነት ተነሳሽነት/EITI […]
የወያኔ/ኢህአዴግ ጨቋኝ ሥርዓት በኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ ላይ ቁጥር ስፍር የሌላቸው አፋኝ ህጎችን በመጫን፤ እንዳሻው ንጹሃን ዜጎችን መጥፎ ስም በመስጠት፤ ባልሰሩት ሃጥያትና በተፈበረከ የሃሰት ወያኔያዊ ውንጀላ በየእስር ቤቱ እንዲማቅቁ እያደረገ መሆኑ ለማንኛውም ኢትዮጵያዊ ግልጽ ነው። ይህ አፋኝ ሥርዓት የምንወዳት ሃገራችን ኢትዮጵያንና ህዝቧን የማጥፋት እኩይ አላማ ሰንቆ፤ ምሁራን ዜጎች ለሚወዷት ሃገራቸውና ለሚሳሱለት ህዝባቸው የበኩላቸውን ማበርከት እንዳይችሉ፤ በተለይ ወጣት ምሁራን በሃገራቸው ጉዳይ ላይ ቀጥተኛ ተሳተፊ እንዳይሆኑ ከፍተኛ ግድያ፣ እንግልት፣ ጭቆና፣ በደልና፣ ወከባ እያደረገ ይገኛል።
Abuse of immigrants in Saudi Arabia
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An 18-year-old Ethiopian migrant woman in Sudan was gang-raped – and now faces prison and a hefty fine for coming forward (Photo by Eric Lafforgue/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images). By Alice Dahle | Amnesty USA’s Women’s Human Rights Coordination Group An 18-year-old Ethiopian migrant woman in Khartoum, Sudan was out looking for housing, when she was lured […]
በኦጋዴን አካባቢ የሚካሄደውን የነዳጅ ዘይት ቁፋሮ ኣጥብቆ እንደሚቃወም ኣማጺው የኦጋዴን ነጻ ኣውጪ ግንባር በምህጻሩ « ኦ ኤን ኤል ኤፍ » ኣስታወቀ። ኣንድ ኣንጋፋ የግንባሩ መሪ ለ« አይ ፒ ኤስ » የዜና አገልግሎት እንደገለጹት በኦጋዴን የሚገኘው የነዳጅ ዘይት ከለማ የኢትዮጵያን መንግስት ባለጸጋ ያደርገዋል።
Posted to the web on February 23, 2014
February 23, 2014 (WASHINGTON) — Amid all the reports of spying on Americans by the U.S. government, through the National Security Agency, FBI and others, the complaint filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on behalf of a man identified only by the pseudonym of Mr. Kidane takes allegations to a whole new level.
The complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Washington alleges the Ethiopian government infected his computer so that it could wiretap his private Skype calls and monitor his family’s every use of the computer for months on end.
“We have clear evidence of a foreign government secretly infiltrating an American’s computer in America, listening to his calls, and obtaining access to a wide swath of his private life,” said EFF Staff Attorney Nate Cardozo.
“The current Ethiopian government has a well-documented history of human rights violations against anyone it sees as political opponents. Here, it wiretapped a United States citizen on United States soil in an apparent attempt to obtain information about members of the Ethiopian diaspora who have been critical of their former government. U.S. laws protect Americans from this type of unauthorized electronic spying, regardless of who is responsible.”
The EFF said a forensic examination of the computer revealed the spyware, which is made and sold to governments by the Gamma Group of Companies, was installed when Kidane opened a Microsoft Word document.
There was an attachment with a program called FinSpy, and that program over months recorded his activities on the computer. It was discovered because the spyware left traces of the files it copied and surreptitiously sent to a secret control server located in Ethiopia and controlled by that government, the claim alleges.
“The problem of governments violating the privacy of their political opponents through digital surveillance is not isolated – it’s already big and growing bigger,” Cindy Cohn, the EFF legal director, said. “Yet despite the international intrigue and genuine danger involved in his lawsuit, at bottom it’s a straightforward case. An American citizen was wiretapped at his home in Maryland, and he’s asking for his day in court under longstanding American laws.”
Officials with the EFF said the attack apparently is part of a systematic program by the Ethiopian government to spy on perceived political opponents in the Ethiopian diaspora around the world.
They said human rights agencies and news outlets elsewhere have made related claims.
And they said Ethiopia is not alone. They said CitizenLab, a team of University of Toronto researchers, has discovered evidence that governments around the world are using FinSpy and other technologies to spy on human rights and democracy advocates.
EFF reports, “Essentially, the malware took over our client’s computer and secretly sent copies of his activities, including Skype calls, web searches and indications of websites visited [and] other activity, to the Ethiopian government.”
“This case is important because it demonstrates that state-sponsored malware infections and can indeed are occurring in the U.S. against U.S. citizens. It seeks to demonstrate that warrantless wiretapping is illegal and can be the basis of a lawsuit in the United States, regardless of who engages in it,” EFF said.
The complaint explains FinSpy can record Internet telephone calls, text messages, and file transfers transmitted through Skype, record every keystroke on the computer, and take a picture of the contents displayed on a computer’s screen. It can even covertly record audio from a computer’s microphone even when no Skype calls are taking place.
The complaint said the Internet Protocol to which the spyware sent data was inside Ethiopia, and was under control of the state-owned Ethio Telecom communications company.
http://www.anyuakmedia.com/Ethionews_te … _2014.html
Ethiopians hold a demonstration on behalf of Pilot Hailemedhin Tegegn at the Swiss embassy in Washington DC – photoMonday, February 24th, 2014
Several Ethiopians in the Washington DC area held a demonstration in front of the Embassy of Switzerland this morning on behalf of Ethiopian co-pilot Hailemedhin Tegegn who is charged with hijacking an Ethiopian Airlines plane. The demonstrators asked the Swiss government not to charge Hailemedhin as a criminal.
Ethiopian opposition parties UDJ and AEUP held a large protest rally in Bahr Dar, Ethiopia, Feb. 23, 2014
Bahr Dar, Ethiopia, on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Bill Clinton refused to lift a finger when 1 million people perished in Rwanda. He had the power to stop the genocide. Obama is repeating the same thing in Syria. Over 100,000 people, mostly civilians, have died during the past 3 years of civil war.
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Teddy Afro sings Tikur Sew in Khartoum, Sudan – Feb. 22, 2014
Semayawi Party is holding a public meeting in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia today, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Organizers are preparing the meeting hall:
አንድነት – የባህር ዳር ሰልፍን በተመለከተ የዛሬ የካቲት 15 ዉሎ
የባህር ዳር ሰልፍ ነገ የካቲኡት 16 ቀን ከጠዋቱ 3 ሰዓት ጀመሮ ይደረጋል። « ከባዶ ጭንቅላት ባዶ እግር ይሻላል» በሚል የተዘጋጀው ፍላየር ሰልፉ የሰልፉ መነሻ፡- ግሽ አባይ/ ቀበሌ 12 የሚገኘው አንድነት ፓርቲ ጽ/ቤት ከጠዋቱ 3 ሰዓት ጀምሮ የሰልፉ የጉዞ መስመር፡- ከግሽ አባይ/ ቀበሌ 12 ተነስቶ በድብ አንበሳ ዞሮ ወደ ክልሉ መስተዳድር ጽ/ቤት
በባህር ዳር አጎራባች ይልማና ዴነሳ ወረዳ፣ የአንድነት ፓርቲ ሰብሳቢና ሁለት አመራሮች ለእሁዱ የተቃውሞ ሰልፍ በማስተባበራቸው ታሰሩ፤ ሌሎቹን አመራሮችም ለማሰር አሰሳ እያደረገ ነው፡፡
ነገ የካቲት 16 በባህር ዳር ከተማ ብአዴንንና አመራሮቹን በመቃወም በሚደረገው የተቃውሞ ሰልፍ ላይ የባህር ዳር አጎራባች አካባቢ ነዋሪዎችም ለመሳተፍ ባቀረቡት ጥያቄ መሰረት፣ የአንድነት ፓርቲ የይልማና ዴንሳ ወረዳ አመራሮች ህዝቡን በማስተባበርና አስፈላጊውን መረጃ ሲያደርሱ ሰንብተዋል፡፡
ህዝቡ በብአዴን ላይ እያሳየ የመጣው ቁጣ ያሳሰባቸው የአዴትና የአካባቢው ባለስልጣናትም ሁሉም የወረዳው የአንድነት አመራሮችን በሙሉ ለማሰር እርምጃ ጀምረዋል፤ በዚሁም መሰረት የወረዳው የአንድነት ሰብሳቢ አቶ ይሁኔ ዘለቀ ትላንት ማታ የታሰሩ ሲሆን፣ ዛሬ ደግሞ አቶ ጌታቸው መስፍን እና አቶ ብሩክ ትዕዛዙ ታስረዋል፡፡
እስሩን ከምንም ያልቆጠሩት የአንድነት አመራሮችም ህዝቡን ለሰልፍ ማስተባበራቸውን ቀጥለዋል፤ የባህር ዳር ዙሪያ ወረዳዎች ነዋሪዎችም ለሰልፉ መዘጋጀታቸውን እየገለፁ ነው፡፡
ወደ ባህር ዳር ከተማ ስንመለ፣ የአንድነት፣የመኢአድ እና የትብርር ለዲሞክራሲ አመራሮች ቀስቃሽ ወረቀት በመበተን ላይ ናቸው፤ ህዝቡን አጅቧቸው ቅስቀሳውን አድምቆታል፡፡
የአንድነት ፕሪዝዳንት ኢ/ር ግዛቸው ሽፈራው፣ የመኢአድ ፕሬዝዳንት አቶ አበባው መሃሪ እንዲሁም የትብብር ለዴሞክራሲ ሰብሳቢ አቶ ግርማ በቀለ፣ እንዲሁም የአንድነት ፓርቲ ብሄራዊ ምክር ቤት አባል የሆኑት አንጋፋው ፖለቲከኛ ዶ/ር ኃይሉ አርአያን ጨምሮ ወደ ስፍራው የተንቀሳቀሱ የፓርቲው የስራ አስፈፃሚ አባለት፣ በባህርዳር ጎዳናዎች ላይ የቅስቀሳ ወረቀቶችን በመበተን በዚያ ለበርካታ ቀናት ሲንቀሳቀሱ ከነበሩ አባላትን እና ደጋፊዎች ጎን የቅስቀሳ ተግባራት ላት ተሰማርተዉ ነበር።
ብሕአዴን/ኢሓዴግ ግን የነገዉን ሰልፍ ለማጨናገፍ እያደረጋ ያለውን ወከባና እንግልት ግን አላቆመም። በባህር ዳር ከተማ ቀበሌ 11 በሚገኘው ሰን ራይዝ ሆቴል ያረፉት የአንድነት እና የመኢአድ የቅስቀሳ ቡድን አባላት እና አመራሮች በመንግስት የደህንነት አባላት ወከባ እየደረሰባቸው ሲሆን፣ መሳሪያ የታጠቁ ስድስት የመንግስት ደህንነቶች የታጠቁትን መሳሪያ በማውጣት እንገላችኋለን በማለት የቅስቀሳ ቡድኑን አባላት ለማዋከብና ልከማስፈራራት ትረት አደርገዋል።
የሆቴሉን ሰራተኞችንም፣ አልጋ የያዙ ግለሰቦችን መታወቂያ አምጡ በማለት ግርግር ለማስነሳት ሙከራ ያደረጉ ሲሆን ለፖሊስ በመደወልም «በአንድነት አባላት ተደብድበናል፤ ፎቶም ተነስተናል» በማለት ሀይል እንዲጨመርላቸው ጠይቀዋል።
Semayawi Party will hold a public meeting in the eastern Ethiopian town of Dire Dawa next Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, to discuss current issues and problems facing Ethiopia.
Teddy Afro plays at Mohammed Wardi memorial service in Khartoum – Feb 19, 2014
Swiss officials have revealed that the Ethiopian Airlines co-pilot, Hailemedhin Abera, who hijacked his own flight on Monday, will be charged for taking hostages.
CAIRO — Cairo has begun a diplomatic campaign on two tracks, one explicit and one undeclared, with European countries and donor parties. This came after the Egyptian government escalated its campaign against the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam under its current specifications to protect Egypt’s historic interests in Nile water, following failed technical negotiations with Ethiopia.
Egypt has launched a diplomatic offensive to convince European powers to pressure Ethiopia against building the Renaissance Dam along current specifications.
Author Ayah Aman
“The campaign initiated by Egypt is on two tracks, one that is explicit and involves meetings by Egypt’s ministers of water and foreign relations with their counterparts in countries with influence in the Nile Basin, and one that is undeclared and involves meetings by Egypt’s ambassadors in these countries. The two tracks aim to persuade the international community to reject the dam’s construction because it may lead to further conflict and instability in the region of the Nile Basin,” a diplomatic source in contact with the Egyptian government told Al-Monitor.
The source, who preferred to remain anonymous because of the sensitivity of the issue with the Egyptian government, said, “More negotiations with Ethiopia only waste time and directly threaten Egypt’s water security. We realized that Ethiopia doesn’t want genuine solutions to end the crisis, but is only trying to portray Egypt as approving of the dam’s construction to facilitate access to funding. But [Ethiopia] didn’t provide genuine guarantees that the dam will not affect Egypt and has shown no intention to amend the technical specifications to minimize the potential risks according to the report by the international experts’ committee, which recommended reconsidering the dam’s safety studies.”
On Feb. 6, Egypt’s minister of water resources and irrigation visited Italy, where he explained the critical water situation in Egypt, the water problems that recur every year and Egyptian fears of the dam’s impact on the country’s water security. Afterward, Egypt’s Ministry of Water said in a statement, of which Al-Monitor has obtained a copy, that “the visit has achieved its goal. Italy has understood Egyptian concerns.”
The Italian Salini Construction company is building the Renaissance Dam after it signed a contract with the Ethiopian government in December 2010 worth 3.377 billion euros ($4.64 billion), with the dam due to be completed in six years.
Al-Monitor spoke to a government source familiar with the file of the Nile Basin. “Egypt’s open move, for the first time, and the visit by Italy’s irrigation minister has had an impact on Ethiopia, which invited us for dialogue again on Feb. 11 in Addis Ababa. However, Ethiopia again stuck to its point of view and rejected all confidence initiatives put forward by Egypt,” the source noted.
“Egypt will continue its international escalation and all options are open to us to protect our share of the Nile waters. And this decision was made after exhausting all attempts at dialogue with Ethiopia. Now visits are being planned to Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and France. … We have also contacted all international donors such as the World Bank and the African Development Bank to demand they not give any technical support for the construction of the dam without making sure it will not cause damage to Egypt,” the source said.
“A copy of the report by the international experts’ committee that was signed by Ethiopia was sent. [The report] proves the existence of a potential risk to building the dam. But Ethiopia has not committed to finding solutions to reduce these risks,” the source stressed.
During a news conference on Feb. 13 after the Egyptian delegation returned from Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said that his country will not back down from building the Renaissance Dam. He noted that if Egypt wants to internationalize the issue and send it to the United Nations, this will not help because there is no court specializing in arbitrating water disputes, and Egypt has no choice but to negotiate and engage in dialogue to reach a solution acceptable to everyone.
The water ministers of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia met in Khartoum in three rounds of negotiations last year on how to implement the recommendations of the experts’ report. But they did not reach a clear agreement. Egypt insisted on sending foreign experts to follow up on how to implement the report’s recommendations. Egypt also put forward an initiative to build confidence whereby Ethiopia would provide guarantees to implement any new recommendations, but Ethiopia and Sudan rejected that.
Egypt rejected participating in the ministerial meeting of the Eastern Nile Technical Regional Office (ENTRO), which is affiliated with the Nile Basin Initiative held in Addis Ababa on Feb. 4. The Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation said in an official statement, “We will not participate in the meeting in line with the Egyptian position taken in 2010 to freeze our activities in the Nile Basin Initiative after the unilateral signing of the Entebbe Convention by the Nile headwaters countries without reaching an agreement on the contentious items and without recognizing the legitimacy of any decisions that may be issued by ENTRO.”
For his part, Ambassador Gamal Bayoumi, the secretary-general of the Egyptian-European partnership at the Ministry of International Cooperation, said in an interview with Al-Monitor, “The issue of the Renaissance Dam has become very complex, and we have a state that is violating international customs and traditions. Egypt’s moves now target all countries that provide technical assistance for designing and building the Renaissance Dam through private contractors and also the states likely to fund the construction of the dam. … Discussing this crisis during the visits of Marshal [Abdel Fattah al-] Sisi and of the Russian foreign minister [Sergey Lavrov] has had a good effect because Russia’s relations with Ethiopia are still good, and can be leveraged for the benefit of Egypt.”
Bayoumi asserted, “We are still at the stage of dialogue. And we are trying, as much as possible, to attract Ethiopia to talk and negotiate. But [Ethiopia] is being stubborn and the impact of the dialogue session broadcast during [former President Mohammed] Morsi’s era has clearly caused the collapse of trust between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia.”
Aside from the language of political escalation, there has been an increased state of anxiety within the institutions concerned with studying the effects of the Renaissance Dam after Al Jazeera broadcast a report from the dam’s site showing initial construction, showing that Ethiopia is serious about building the dam.
The expert in the national committee to assess the effects of the Renaissance Dam, Alaa al-Zawahiri, told Al-Monitor, “Despite the lack of detailed and specific information that can be analyzed, the recording aired by Al Jazeera shows that concrete has started to be poured, which is the second phase after laying soil for the base. According to the dam’s stated specifications, laying the soil should be done over an area of 100 meters [328 feet], but there is no doubt that Ethiopia has completed all the initial work first and has put part of the concrete on the surface to gain time and impose a fait accompli on Egypt.”
“If this construction continues at that pace, there will be a fait accompli, and it will be difficult to persuade the Ethiopian side to amend the dam’s specifications or height after that,” said Zawahiri.
Egypt’s moves are still constrained by its difficult internal transitional phase. It’s important for Egypt to resolve its internal problems so that the water issue and the Renaissance Dam can return as a political priority for the next president.
Ethiopian opposition party, Union for Democracy and Justice (UDJ), is preparing to hold a demonstration in Bahr Dar, northern Ethiopia, to protest against the recent ethnic slur by the vice president of “Amhara Kilil” against the Amhara people. Alemnew Mekonnen recently insulted the entire Amhara people using vile ethnic slur [listen here] that has angered […]
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SMNE Calls for Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Board to Reject Ethiopia’s Re-application for MembershipWednesday, February 19th, 2014
You probably heard that Ethiopia has been a fast growing economy in the content recording very high growth rate not just in Africa but the world as well. Yet the new measurement known as the Multidimensional Poverty Index, or MPI, that will replace the Human Poverty index in the United Nations’ annual Human Development Report says that Ethiopia has the second highest percentage of people who are MPI poor in the world, with only the west African nation of Niger fairing worse. This comes as more international analysts have also began to question the accuracy of the Meles government’s double digit economic growth claims and similar disputed government statistics referred by institutions like the IMF.
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What is the MPI?
People living in poverty are affected by more than just income. The Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) complements a traditional focus on income to reflect the deprivations that a poor person faces all at once with respect to education, health and living standard. It assesses poverty at the individual level, with poor persons being those who are multiply deprived, and the extent of their poverty being measured by the range of their deprivations.
The MPI can be used to create a vivid picture of people living in poverty, both across countries, regions and the world and within countries by ethnic group, urban/rural location, or other key household characteristics. It is the first international measure of its kind, and offers an essential complement to income poverty measures because it measures deprivations directly. The MPI can be used as an analytical tool to identify the most vulnerable people, show aspects in which they are deprived and help to reveal the interconnections among deprivations.
Why is the MPI useful?
According to the UNDP report, the MPI is a high resolution lens on poverty – it shows the nature of poverty better than income alone. Knowing not just who is poor but how they are poor is essential for effective human development programs and policies. This straightforward yet rigorous index allows governments and other policymakers to understand the various sources of poverty for a region, population group, or nation and target their human development plans accordingly. The index can also be used to show shifts in the composition of poverty over time so that progress, or the lack of it, can be monitored.
The MPI goes beyond previous international measures of poverty to:
Show all the deprivations that impact someone’s life at the same time – so it can inform a holistic response.
Identify the poorest people. Such information is vital to target people living in poverty so they benefit from key interventions.
Show which deprivations are most common in different regions and among different groups, so that resources can be allocated and policies designed to address their particular needs.
Reflect the results of effective policy interventions quickly. Because the MPI measures outcomes directly, it will immediately reflect changes such as school enrollment, whereas it can take time for this to affect income.
ENTC seeks proper legal representation for the Ethiopian co-pilot requesting political asylum in GenevaTuesday, February 18th, 2014
ENTC has issued a statement urging the Swiss government to provide proper legal representation for the Ethiopian co-pilot requesting political asylum in Switzerland. Read the statement here (pdf)
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA — The uncle of an Ethiopian pilot who hijacked a flight to Rome and took it to Geneva said on Tuesday that his nephew had been distraught over the loss of another uncle.
The uncle, Alemu Asmamaw, told The Associated Press in a phone interview that 31-year-old co-pilot Hailemedhin Abera was in emotional distress over the past month following the sudden death of an uncle. He did not say how Hailemedhin’s uncle died.
"I fear that the death of his uncle…has put a strain on his life," he said. He named the uncle as Emiru Seyoum and said he taught at Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa University. An obituary for Emiru Seyoum on the Addis Ababa University website said the associate professor died suddenly on Jan. 1 while going from his home to the university.
Hailemedhin, who had worked for Ethiopian Airlines for five years, on Monday locked the pilot (who is an Italian) of a Rome-bound flight out of the cockpit and then diverted the plane to Geneva, where he sought asylum. The flight had taken off from Addis Ababa.
Redwan Hussein, a spokesman for Ethiopia’s government, told reporters on Monday that Hailemedhin had no prior criminal record. Redwan said the government would seek Hailemedhin’s extradition from Switzerland, where he is now in custody.
Geneva prosecutor Olivier Jornot said the co-pilot will be charged with taking hostages, a crime punishable by up to 20 years.
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Egypt announced it will boycott negotiations with Ethiopia and Sudan on the Nile dam project (video)Saturday, February 15th, 2014
Egypt announced it will boycott negotiations with Ethiopia and Sudan on the Nile dam project