Posts Tagged ‘ethiopia’

Officials said several people are missing, 3 died in Saudi flash flood Saturday

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

Woyanne closed the Ethiopian Consulate in Jeddah

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

Two Ethiopians killed, 5 others seriously wounded during a clash in Saudi

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

Massive flood engulfes Saudi Arabai capital (video, Nov. 16, 2013)

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Massive flood engulfes Saudi Arabai capital (video, Nov. 16, 2013)

Saudi capital hit with severe flooding and lightening (photos)

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Saudi capital hit with rare floods, residents urged to stay indoors (PHOTOS) — RT News: http://rt.com/news/saudi-arabia-rare-fl … ec.twitter

Ethiopia 0-2 Nigeria

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Ethiopian National Youth Movement (EYNM) denounced the Saudi crimes

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

The Ethiopian National Youth Movement (EYNM), in its statement today, denounced the brutal crimes being committed on our people in Saudi Arabia and urged all Ethiopians to fight the source of all these problems, TPLF/EPRDF. Read the full statement here (pdf)

Ethiopians in Houston, Texas, express outrage against the abuse of Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Ethiopians who reside in Houston, Texas, have gathered today in front of the Saudi Arabia mission to condemn the brutal treatment of Ethiopians by the Saudi government. Similar protest demonstrations are taking place around the world. A demonstration that was held today in Addis Ababa was dispersed by the federal police after attacking the protesters [...]

Saudi Embassy denies crimes against Ethiopians

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Police attack Ethiopian protesters in front of Saudi Arabia embassy in Addis Ababa – AP

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Somalia to Access High-Speed Internet

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Somalians are set to access high-speed networks in the near future, following the signing of a deal that will connect the country to satellites and…

Ethiopian immigrants in Saudi stage protest defying savage attacks by security forces (video)

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Ethiopian immigrants in Saudi stage protest defying savage attacks by security forces (video)

Woyanne police attacked peaceful Ethiopians who were protesting at the Saudi embassy in Addis Ababa (photos)

Friday, November 15th, 2013

As concerned Ethiopians started to gather in front of the Saudi Arabia embassy in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa this morning, the savage Woyanne junta has unleashed its armed thugs against them. The Woyanne federal police tried to disperse the demonstration. When the protesters resisted, the police started to attack and arrest them. Many have been [...]

TPLF security attacks peaceful protesters at the Saudi Arabia embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Saudi diplomat chased down by angry Ethiopians in Washington DC (video)

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Saudi diplomat chased down by angry Ethiopians in Washington DC

Ethiopians protest at Saudi Arabia embassy in Washington DC (video)

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Ethiopians protest at Saudi Arabia embassy in Washington DC (video)

The kingdom from hell and Ethiopians

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

By Yilma Bekele Today it is said that there are over a quarter of a million Ethiopians in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The vast majority are young economic refugees working as maids, chauffeurs, and house servants. Women outnumber men and judging by the conditions in Ethiopia, it is safe to say most have less [...]

Semayawi Party calls for nationwide protest against the mistreatment of Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

The Ethiopian opposition Semayawi Party has called for a nationwide protest against the abuse, torture and murder of Ethiopian immigrants in Saudi Arabia. The demonstration will be held tomorrow, Friday, in Addis Ababa in front of Saudi Arabia embassy. Today, hundreds of Ethiopians have gathered at the Saudi Arabia embassy in Washington DC to condemn [...]

Young Ethiopian girl in Saudi tries to fight back (video)

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Young Ethiopian girl in Saudi tries to fight back

ENTC urges the public to send out letter to Saudi embassies around the world

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Dear patriotic Ethiopians, As per the action plan ENTC leadership has set forth in relations to the Saudi Arabia crisis, this letter has been sent out to all embassies around the world. Our members are sending the attached letter to their respective countries. We urge everyone to fax or email the attached letter to the [...]

Demonstrations at Saudi embassies in DC, London, Oslo, Houston, Los Angeles…

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Concerned Ethiopians in the Washington DC area and Houston, Texas, are organizing protest rallies at the Saudi Arabia embassy and mission. Washington DC Date/Time: Thursday, Nov. 14 starting at 9 AM Address: 600 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington DC Houston TX Date/Time: Friday, Nov. 15, starting at 1 PM Address: Saudi Arabia Mission, 5718 Westheimer [...]

ESFNA Condemns the Brutal Treatment of Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

November 12, 2013 ESFNA Condemns the Brutal Treatment of Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia The Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA) strongly condemns the killing and brutal treatment of Ethiopians by the Saudi Arabia authorities. In as much as the Saudi Arabian government has the right to regulate its immigration policies; it needs to do [...]

ENTC denounces the crimes against Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has issued a press release denouncing the atrocities on Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia and calls for action. Read the full Press Release (pdf)        

ኢትዮጵያ፣ የመንቀሳቀስ ነጻነት የተገደበባት አገር

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

ከፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሀገሬ ባለፈው ሳምንት የኢትዮጵያው ገዥ አስተዳደር የውጭ ጉዳይ ሚኒስቴር ስራ ፍለጋ ወደ ውጭ አገር በሚሰደዱት ኢትዮጵያውያን/ት ላይ እገዳ በመጣል የሚከተለውን አውጇል፤ “ስራ ፍለጋ በሚል አገር ጥለው በሚሰደዱ ኢትዮጵያውያን እና ኢትዮያውያት ላይ ከጊዜ ወደ ጊዜ እየተስፋፋ የመጣውን የጉልበት ብዝበዛና የውርደት ማዕበል ለማስቆም ሲባል ለስራ በሚል ሰበብ ወደ ውጭ አገር በኢትዮጵያውያን/ት በሚደረግ [...]

EHSNA Denounce the Saudi Arabia Crimes Against Ethiopians

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

SMNE calls on Ethiopian authorities to hold Saudis accountable for lynching Ethiopian nationals

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia “According to reports to the SMNE from Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia, a total of 7 Ethiopians have been killed, 218 have been injured and over 368 are missing. This brutality is outrageous. …Graphic pictures of blood, injury and death are circulating on websites and in the social media… SMNE [...]

Woyannes lavishly entertain Saudi tourists at Awash National Park, Ethiopia (Photos)

Monday, November 11th, 2013


The strong bond that exists between Saudi masters and Woyane slaves is based on the principle: You scratch my back and I’ll stab yours.

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Saudi tourists arrive in Ethiopia for a hunting trip in Awash National Park.
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Ethiopian refugees in Saudi Arabia
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Saudis on a rampage against immigrants (video)

Monday, November 11th, 2013

ENTC Radio Program – Week 6

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Listen to ENTC weekly radio program – Week 6 Listen Here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363

TPLF vs. Ethiopians

Monday, November 11th, 2013

While young Ethiopians are forced to abandon their country in search of jobs, TPLF and their puppet prime minister are busy enjoying their loot… PM Hailemariam Desalegn enjoys raw meat TPLF foreign minister Teodros Adhanom plays guitar (about one week ago) The rest of Ethiopians are subjected to this… this… and more.

Ethiopians fleeing their country to find jobs in the Middle East face torture, rape and death (BBC)

Monday, November 11th, 2013

 

 

 

Saudi Arabia intensifies raids against Ethiopian immigrants; 4 killed in car crash

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Ethiopian immigrant dies during Riyadh raid; 16,000 have been arrested

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Ethiopia: The “liberty of movement”

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

  “Government announces temporary ban on traveling abroad for work” Last week the “Ministry of Foreign Affairs” of the ruling regime in Ethiopia announced: In an effort to curb the rising tide of abuse and exploitation of Ethiopian migrants, [there will be]  a temporary freeze on citizens traveling abroad for employment. The temporary ban has been [...]

Ethiopian woman in Saudi hangs herself after she was prevented from returning to her country (photo)

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

Ethiopian woman at the town of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, has committed suicide by hanging. It is reported that she killed herself after she was prevented from going back to her country.

Ethiopia’s shrinking prime minister

Friday, November 8th, 2013

The two TPLF factions are appearing to be close to resolving their differences and turning their attention to getting back the prime minister’s position from their puppet, Hailemariam Desalegn, according to Ethiopian Review sources. The Sibhat Nega faction reportedly has the upper hand, and Abay Woldu and friends have chosen to retreat instead of getting [...]

Saudi police killed another Ethiopian immigrant (photo)

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Another Ethiopian has been gunned down by police in the streets of Saudi Arabia. The killing of Ethiopian immigrants is on top of the savage beatings and abuse they are subjected to in the hands of the Saudi barbaric regime.

Time to hold Ethiopia’s corrupt leaders accountable: SMNE

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia The Government of Ethiopia is broadly soliciting for development aid, foreign-based business partnerships and financial investors; yet, the unpopular ruling party has been accused of abuse of state power, misuse of donor funds, widespread party-run business monopolies, illicit financial practices and endemic corruption. It is time to demand accountability [...]

ENTC Radio Program – Week 5

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Ethiopian immigrants abused by Saudi security forces (video)

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Ethiopian immigrants abused by Saudi security forces

Reuters: Woyane (TPLF) is a Terrorist Organization (Photos)

Thursday, November 7th, 2013


According to a cable released by Wikileaks, the TPLF minority regime in Ethiopia planted bombs in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa and killed innocent people in a bid to frame neighboring Eritrea for the terrorist crimes. Here are some photos of the crime scene in Addis Ababa captured by Reuter’s correspondent in Ethiopia, Andrew Heavens .

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Addis Ababa blast: Staff clear up piles of broken glass after an explosion shattered windows during lunch time at the popular Lalibela restaurant in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. According to one report, at least four people were injured in the blast. Andrew Heavens – Addis Ababa – 07 March 2006.

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Blood-stained steps and torn shoes left by a blast in the Amica Cafe in busy Merkato market area of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. Two people were reported to have been killed and five injured in the blast – one of nine explosions that rocked the capital this morning. Today’s series was the latest in a string of mysterious explosions to have hit Addis in the past few months.

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Shume Seifu, aged 35, one of the people injured in an explosion at the Amica Cafe in busy Merkato market area of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. Two people died and at least five were injured in the blast – one of at least six to hit the capital this morning. Today’s series was the latest in a string of mysterious explosions to have hit Addis in the past few months.

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A cafe worker clears debris from blood-stained steps at the Amica Cafe in busy Merkato market area of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. Two people died and at least five were injured after a explosion in the cafe – one of nine blasts to hit the capital this morning. Today’s series was the latest in a string of mysterious explosions to have hit Addis in the past few months.

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Shume Seifu, aged 35, one of the people injured in an explosion at the Amica Cafe in busy Merkato market area of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. Two people died and at least five were injured in the blast – one of niner to hit the capital this morning. Today’s series was the latest in a string of mysterious explosions to have hit Addis in the past few months.

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The aftermath of an explosion at the GM Cafe near Addis Ababa’s Mexico district.

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The aftermath of an explosion at the GM Cafe near Addis Ababa’s Mexico district.

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The aftermath of an explosion at the GM Cafe near Addis Ababa’s Mexico district. The customer sitting closest to the seat of the blast in the back corner of the cafe left blood stains on the floor.

Source: http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=addis+blast

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SUBJECT: ETHIOPIA: RECENT BOMBINGS BLAMED ON OROMOS
POSSIBLY THE WORK OF GOE

Classified By: CHARGE VICKI HUDDLESTON FOR REASONS 1.4(b)AND(d).

¶1. (S) SUMMARY A series of explosions were reported in Addis
Ababa on September 16, killing three individuals. The GoE
announced that the bombs went off while being assembled, and
that the three dead were terrorists from the outlawed Oromo
Liberation Front (OLF) with links to the Oromo National
Congress (ONC). An embassy source, as well as clandestine
reporting, suggests that the bombing may have in fact been
the work of GoE security forces. END SUMMARY

¶2. (U) On September 16, three bomb explosions were reported
in the Kara Kore area of Addis Ababa. The explosions were
heard at 4:45 a.m., 7:00 a.m., and 10:00 a.m. The National
Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), together with the
Federal Police Anti-terror Task Force later reported that the
bombs were “part of a coordinated terror attack by the OLF
and Sha’abiya (Eritrea) aimed at disrupting democratic
development.” The NISS said that the intended terror plot
had failed and the bombs had mistakenly gone off while the
suspects were preparing them while hiding out at an illegally
built house. Two of the suspects died immediately, while
another died on the way to the hospital. One other is in
critical condition. The police task force reported having
others in custody related to the plot and that evidence shows
the terrorists had ties to Oromo groups – the Mecha and
Tulema Association (MTA) and the ONC. They also said that
the bombs used contained parts sourced from Eritrea and were
consistent with bombs used in previous terrorist attacks.

¶3. (S) On September 20, Dr. Merera Gudina (strictly protect),
the former leader of the ONC (and a typically reliable
information source), contacted Post to report that the
deceased had not died not while constructing a bomb, but
rather at the hands of GoE cadres. Dr. Merera said that the
men had been picked up by police a week prior, kept in
detention and tortured. He said police then left the men in
a house and detonated explosives nearby, killing 3 of them.
He did not indicate whether the men were ONC or OLF
affiliated.

¶4. (S) Clandestine reporting indicates that the bombs did not
explode inside the structure, but rather appear to have been
placed outside and detonated.
[Ambassador Vicki] HUDDLESTON

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Secret Wikileaks Cable Reveals Recent Bombings in Addis Ababa the Work of the Woyane minority regime in Ethiopia
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The Two Wiki Files that Froze the Zenawi Regime’s Spine

Zenawi’s contempt for Ethiopian lives and his deceptive nature exposed in Wiki files

By TesfaNews,

Here we go again, on another eye boggling denials by the shameless minority Ethiopian regime after embarrassed by a series of revelation from a secret US Embassy cables released by the whistle blower website Wikileaks.

Yesterday, they issued a frantic ‘press statement’ with the usual denials and full of armature diplomatic languages concerning ‘two issues‘ raised on the Ethiopia Wikileaks files.

The first issue that hits the nerve of the Addis Ababa junta was the release of the file that exposes the pattern and behavior of the Ethiopian security forces on how they plant bombs in the city then later blame on the opposition and neighboring Eritrea.

Because this latest revelation is to their complete disadvantage specially at a time when they were seeking, in a frenzied campaign together with Susan Rice, for more severe economic sanctions on Eritrea under the pretext that Eritrea planned a terror bomb attack during an African Union summit last January in Addis Ababa.

The report from a 2006 US Embassy cable reference id: #06ADDISABABA2708, said:

    “An embassy source, as well as clandestine reporting, suggests that the bombing may have in fact been the work of the Government of Ethiopia (GOE) security forces.”

The Wikileaks report goes on,

    “A typically reliable information source contacted Post to report that” the bodies of three men found at the bomb sites were “men [who] had been picked up by police a week prior, kept in detention and tortured. He said police then left the men in a house and detonated explosives nearby, killing 3 of them.”

This high profile US government report irrefutably witnessed the pattern and behavior of the minority regimes identical lies about a nearly identical “terrorist attacks” that are staged time and again in different parts of Ethiopia in the hope of getting some short-lived propaganda gains on its opponents by playing the blame game.

However, this also raises some serious questions about the credibility of the recently released report by the UN Monitoring Group for Eritrea and Somalia which blames Eritrean and the OLF for the January bombing attempt at the African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The second issue that makes the Addis Ababa junta a bit uncomfortable is the release of the file that exposes Zenawi’s ill advice to the Americans on the option of seeing an Al Bashir free Sudan.

The January 30, 2009 report released by Wikileaks shows discussions that took place between Zenawi and Acting Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Phil Carter and during the discussion, Zenawi told the officials that,

    “Toppling the government led by Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir would be the ideal scenario for Washington.”

Zenawi then went on to wrap up his views by saying that,

    “If he [Zenawi] were the United States’ he would look at two options and the first one, which he clearly conveyed as the preferred choice would be “removing the Bashir regime.”

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Palestinian leader Arafat died from polonium poisoning – Swiss forensic experts

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

(Reuters) – Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned to death in 2004 with radioactive polonium, his widow Suha said on Wednesday after receiving the results of Swiss forensic tests on her husband’s corpse… Read more >> http://bangkokreport.com/index/1944

Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia hunted down like stray dogs (photos)

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Mass arrest of Ethiopians and other immigrants in Saudi Arabia continues today. Several thousands immigrants have been detained so far. They are being hunted down like stray dogs. The following are some of the photos of detained Ethiopians.

የማዕድን ሙስና በኢትዮጵያ

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

ከፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሀገሬ በዚህ ዓመት በኢትዮጵያ ሙስናን አስመልክቶ ይሀ ለሰባተኛ ጊዜ ያቀረብኩት ትችት በማዕድኑ ዘርፍ ላይ ያተኮረ ነው፡፡ በሙስና ላይ ያቀረብኳቸውን ሌሎችን ትችቶች “Al Mariam’s Commentaries” የሚለውን ድረ ገጽ በማየት ግንዛቤ መውሰድ ይቻላል፡፡ የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ መዋቅራዊ ባህሪ እየያዘ በመጣው ዘርፈ ብዙ ሙስና ላይ ልዩ ትኩረት በመስጠት ነቅቶ እንዲጠብቅ ለማስቻል በጉዳዩ ላይ አሁንም [...]

Saudi police gunned down an Ethiopian immigrant (photo)

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Saudi Arabia is currently rounding up Ethiopian immigrants who do not have permits to stay in the country or whose permits have expired. Those who try to escape from the police are brutally attacked. No body is asking any more why Ethiopians leave their beautiful, fertile country and go to a barren, miserable, ugly country [...]

Mining Corruption in Ethiopia

Monday, November 4th, 2013

The Shame of a Nation In my seventh commentary on corruption in Ethiopia this year, I focus on the mining sector. For other commentaries on the subject, visit my blog site at “Al Mariam’s Commentaries”. I continue to offer commentaries on corruption in Ethiopia to keep public attention sharply focused on the structural nature of [...]

Ethiopian striker Getaneh Kebede recovering

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Getaneh KebedeEthiopians are optimistic injured Walyas striker, Getaneh Kebede, will recover from his angle injury before their second leg World Cup qualifier match with the Nigerian…

Ethiopian woman in Saudi Arabia hangs herself, another badly beaten up (Warning: Graphic photo)

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Ethiopian woman has committed suicide by hanging herself in the northern Saudi Arabia province of Tabarjal yesterday. The report says that the police is investigating the circumstances of her death, and has not released her name yet. Another Ethiopian woman, who was badly beaten up by her employer, went to get an assistance from the [...]

Ethiopian man lynched to death in South Africa

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

A group of men savagely beaten up and killed an Ethiopian man in Mpumalanga, South Africa, last Monday. The gruesome attack took place in broad day light while many people watched, according to the police. The identity of the victim has not been released yet. The police only said that he is a 30-year-old immigrant [...]

Woyanne Nile bond sale blocked by Ethiopians in Munich, Germany, Sat. Nov. 2, 2013

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

Woyanne Nile bond sale blocked by Ethiopians in Munich, Germany, Sat. Nov. 2, 2013

ICC postpones Uhuru’s trial to February

Friday, November 1st, 2013

uhuruThe International Criminal Court’s (ICC) trial of Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has been postponed to early next year after an admission by the Prosecution that…

Kenyan government launch anti-corruption website

Friday, November 1st, 2013

corruption-boxThe Kenyan Strategic Digital Communications Unit have launched a website to allow citizens report instances of corruption directly to President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The revolutionary website…

Tilahun Gessesse greatest hits

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Ethiopian Ancient – A History Channel Documentary

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Ethiopian Ancient – A History Channel Documentary

Ethiopian regime officials to face trial for genocide – ICJ

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

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International Commission of Jurists (ICJ): Ethiopian Leaders to Face a Trial for Genocide

By Betre Yacob

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) reported to have begun to work to bring Ethiopian authorities to justice for having committed a genocide in the Ogaden region. The International Commission of Jurists is a known international human rights organization composed of jurists (including senior judges, attorneys, and lawyers). The commission is known for its dedication to ensuring respect for international human rights standards through the law.

The report came right after different Swedish TV channels showed a movie smuggled out from Ogaden by an Ethiopian refugee, who had been a government official in the region. The 100 hours long movie is said to have many evidences of genocide committed by the Ethiopian government in the region.

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Speaking to journalists, Stellan Diaphragm, the commissioner of the Commission, said that he would do everything necessary to bring the case to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Reports indicate that although Ethiopia is not a member of the ICC, the country can possibly face trial for crimes under international law.

The Ogaden region is a territory in Eastern part of Ethiopia, and populated mainly by ethnic Somalis. Since 2007, the region has been a site of brutal struggle between the government troops and the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), a rebel group seeking for more autonomy for the region.

Different human right organizations accuse the Ethiopian government of committing grave human right violation (including genocide) against the civilians in attempt to control the ONLF’s public support.

According to the Genocide Wach, the crimes committed in the region include extrajudicial killings, arbitrary detention, rape, torture, disappearances, the destruction of livelihood, the burning of villages and the destroying of life stock.

http://thedailyjournalist.com/theinvest … -genocide/

Lufthansa suspends all flights to Eritrea

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

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Tensions mount in Eritrea: thousands of young people detained and air travel is curtailed.
The regime in Eritrea has been conducting mass raids and arrests (giffa) detaining thousands of people of
‘military age’ (18-50) and sending them to military training centres in Sawa, Wea and Barentu.
The raids that were carried out over three days starting Friday had the biggest impact in Asmara, Mendefera, Dekehare and Segeneyti as well as Keren Massawa and Gindae. It is estimated that up to 1,500 young people may have been detained in Asmara alone, and sent to Sawa and Wea. The soldiers who were carrying on these raids in Asmara were predominantly from the Tigray People’s Democratic Movement (TPDM), an Ethiopian opposition group based in Eritrea.
Meanwhile in Massawa, the raids were carried out by new Special Forces (division called 61) selected from the rank and file of the National Service Recruits.
Commentators estimate that there are between 9,000 to 10,000 fighters belonging to TPDM and other Ethiopian opposition groups being trained and supported by the regime in Eritrea, and this is not the first time that they have been deployed to duties inside Eritrea, in the wake of the January 2013 attempted coup, they were dispatched to the streets of the capital to quell spread of the uprising.
Over the months since then all key security tasks, including presidential guards, were transferred from the Eritrean in favour of TPDM soldiers.
In a separate news, air travel in and out of Asmara is suffering severe restrictions with Nas Air’s flights having stopped some three months back. Nas Air was privately owned by Mr Nesredin Ibrahim and used to fly to: Juba, Jeddah, Dubai and Nairobi.
This afternoon it was, also confirmed that Lufthansa seized operations and it is anticipated that the Eritrean Carrier leased from a Bulgarian company will stop operations on the 23rd of November 2013.
The troubled Eritrean Airline is infact a project blighted by incompetence and interference from the government as documented by its previous director, Mr Kiflom Dafla.
Currently the operation is managed by Mr Teclemariam Tedla previously resident in the US.

www.indepthafrica.com/report-from-eritrea-part-ii/

Ethiopian regime forces accused of killing civilians in Ogaden

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

ethiopian_soldiers_eri2_borderEthiopian paramilitary forces are reported to have killed three civilians in Godey – a renowned town in the disputed Somali Ogaden region, southeast of the…

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Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

A story about Kebede Mikael’s house. Sheger FM News – Friday, April 08, 2011

4 East African countries launch single customs territory

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

images (1)Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and South Sudan have agreed to establish a single customs territory to promote business between one another.
The Presidents of the partner…

ENTC Radio Program – Week 4

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

ኢትዮጵያ:- የፖሊስ መንግስት ያንሰራፋባት ሀገር

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

American couple sentenced to 28 and 37 years in prison for adopted Ethiopian daughter’s Death

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

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A Washington couple accused of starving, beating and forcing their adopted daughter outside as punishment were sentenced Tuesday to decades in prison for her death.

Larry and Carri Williams were convicted Sept. 9 of manslaughter in the death of a teenage girl they adopted from Ethiopia. Carri Williams was also found guilty of homicide by abuse.
Hana Williams was found dead May 12, 2011, in the backyard of the family home in Sedro-Woolley, about 60 miles north of Seattle. The autopsy said she died of hypothermia, with malnutrition and a stomach condition as contributing factors.
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Carri Williams was sentenced Tuesday to just under 37 years, the top of the standard sentencing range, by a judge who said she probably deserved more time in prison, the Skagit Valley Herald reported. Her husband received a sentence of nearly 28 years.

Both also were found guilty of assault of a child for punishing a boy they adopted in 2008 from Ethiopia at the same time as Hana.

Larry and Carri Williams were convicted after a seven-week trial in Skagit County Superior Court. Defense lawyers told jurors that questionable parenting practices didn’t necessarily amount to a crime.

On the rainy night Hana died, Carri Williams called 911 and reported Hana was not breathing, saying the girl had refused to come into the house. Hana was found face-down in the backyard with mud in her mouth.

Hana is believed to have been 13, but no documentation of her birth in Ethiopia was available.

The trial was postponed several times, and her body was exhumed in January. Tests on her teeth and bones gave varying estimates, and experts were unable to agree on her age. Her age was significant because the homicide by abuse charge applies only if the victim was younger than 16.

The boy from Ethiopia testified that the parents used sticks or belts to beat him all over his body as punishment. He also described being sprayed with a water hose if he wet his pants.

After the arrests, the boy and six biological children were placed in foster care or with relatives.
By Associated Press, MOUNT VERNON, Wash. —

Hundreds of Ethiopians are stranded at the Saudi – Yemen border (photo)

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

This Reuters photo shows hundreds of Ethiopians who are stranded on the Saudi Arabia – Yemen boarder. These young Ethiopian men and women find themselves in such condition because they were unable to support themselves and their family in their own country.

Ethnic Politics and Individual Rights: An Alternative Vision for Ethiopia – Messay Kebede

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain government.” Patrick Henry The prevailing assumption, which originates from the ideologues of ethnic politics, is that identity politics is a direct consequence of social inequalities resulting from the political or/and economic marginalization of [...]

Eritrean and Sudanese Asylum Seekers in Tel Aviv – Israel Journal Part VI

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Emperor Haileselassie talks to reporters about Djibouti’s possible return to Ethiopia (French; rare video)

Monday, October 28th, 2013

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Ethiopia: Confessions of a Police State

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

The trashing of constitutional rights   The Ethiopian Constitution guarantees, “Persons arrested have the right to remain silent. Persons arrested shall not be compelled to make confessions or admissions which could be used in evidence against them. Any evidence obtained under coercion shall not be admissible.” (Article 19(2)(5).) In reality, this guarantee is not worth [...]

Saxophonist Getachew Mekuria With Ex @Rich Mix – London

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

ONLF warns foreign oil companies operating in Ogaden

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

(OgadenToday)- Information Bureau of Ogaden National Liberation Front, ONLF a group fighting for the Self-determination of Ogaden Region in eastern Ethiopia has warned on Sunday the Foreign oil companies interested in Ogaden Region. According to ONA, Ogaden News Agency the ONLF has warned several times for the oil companies but ignored the threats. It is [...]

Woyanne dam scam failed in Los Angeles – update and photos

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Emahoy Tsegue Maryam Guebrou – The homeless wanderer (piano)

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

The homeless wanderer.

Cultural shock and Depression in the U.S. Ethiopian community

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

By Hiyawkal Gizachew The things that people value in their life really depend upon many cultural factors. For example, age, family, education, religion, nationality, and personal experiences will influence the things we hold dear. Our identities are formed in our culture. It then stands to reason, that migrating to a different culture may cause someone [...]

Ethiopians in Los Angeles organize to stop fund raising for Nile dam scam

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

Today, Saturday, representatives of the Woyanne junta will try to hold an illegal fund raising event for Nile dam project scam in Torrance, California, a suburb of Los Angeles. Patriotic Ethiopians are also getting organized to stop them. Join them at: Torrance Cultural Arts Center 3330 Civic Center Drive Torrance, CA 90503 Date: Saturday October [...]

Polio virus returns to Ethiopia

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

Only 29 percent of Ethiopian women can read and write – World Economic Forum

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Europe stuck on migrant question

Friday, October 25th, 2013

ENTC commentary on current situation

Friday, October 25th, 2013

ENTC’s commentary that aired on its weekly radio: Read (Pdf)

Situation In Eritrea ‘Desperately Bleak’

Friday, October 25th, 2013

15 Kenyan immigration officials fired over Westgate attack

Friday, October 25th, 2013

images (2)The Kenyan government has dismissed fifteen immigration officials following an investigation into last month’s deadly attack on the Westgate mall.
Authorities say the officials are…

Power outage at Black Lion Hospital in Ethiopia’s capital causes disruption

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Mary Armde – kirar (great Ethiopian lyricist and singer)

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Ethiopians in Germany stop Nile bond sale; fistfight broke out, chairs thrown (video)

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Brave Ethiopians in Germany has successfully blocked Woyanne from selling Nile bond.

በአፍሪካ ውስጥ በቅዠት የሚባንኑት እነማን ይሆኑ ?

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Ethiopian girl in Lebanon died after the Ethiopian embassy refused to help her (photo)

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

The Ethiopian girl shown in the photo below has died of injuries sustained in a car accident in Beirut, Lebanon. Witnesses say that she could have survived the injuries had she been given the necessary medical care, but the Ethiopian embassy in Lebanon refused to help her.

The staggering riches of Ethiopia’s “rulers”

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

When Ethiopian Review released its list of the 2013 Top 10 Richest Ethiopians last week, some people have found the figures hard to believe — and understandably so. Even those who know about the level of corruption in Ethiopia doubt that Azeb Mesfin, for example, has a net worth of $4 billion. An American friend [...]

ENTC Radio Program – Week 3

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Iskista Ethiopian Dance performed by the Amsterdam International Dance Theater

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Choreography by Minyeshu Kifle 

8 Ethiopian artists who are bringing East Africa to the future

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

The morons who rule starving Ethiopia buy 16 main battle tanks from Ukraine

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Recent terrorist bomb explosion in Ethiopia was planted by the regime – witnesses

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Ethiopian Review has confirmed from multiple witnesses that the Oct. 13, 2013, alleged terrorist bomb explosion in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa was planted by the regime. According to our sources, the night before the explosion, two dead bodies were taken by TPLF security agents from Menilik Hospital and placed inside the house where the explosion [...]

Baobab: An ancient African fruit that fights diabetes

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Could an African ‘superfruit’ prove to be the latest weapon in the battle against Type two diabetes?

By: Laura MilnePublished: Mon, October 21, 2013

IT contains three times as much vitamin C as an orange, twice as much calcium as milk and tastes like a cross between a pineapple and melon. But the chances are most of us won’t have heard of the baobab fruit yet – let alone tuck into one for breakfast in the morning.

Prized in Africa for centuries for its health-boosting properties, the fruit from the ancient baobab tree is an extremely rich source of polyphenals, known to be beneficial in reducing the glycaemic response – the rate at which sugar is released into the bloodstream.

Now scientists from the Oxford Brookes University have established that this benefit can be transferred into foodstuffs, raising the possibility of creating a range of "functional foods" produced specifically to reduce the effects of Type two diabetes.

Researchers at the Functional Food Centre at the university, who have just published their findings in the scientific journal Nutrition, measured and extracted the polyphenal contents of the baobab fruit.

Using healthy human volunteers, the research team measured the rate of starch and sugar breakdown in their blood supply after they had eaten the baobab extract contained in either white bread or dissolved in water.

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Read more at http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/hea … s-diabetes

VOA Amharic program on eating raw meat

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Aired on Oct. 21, 2013

38 Ethiopians arrested in Zimbabwe

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Google announces a browser extension that bypasses internet censorship

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

At its Ideas Summit in New York, Google revealed Uproxy: a service that aims to change the way people around the globe use the internet. A browser extension for Chrome and Firefox, uProxy can bypass restrictive firewalls that hinder users from accessing vital (and trivial) information online by creating peer-to-peer connections. If someone from a country with limited internet access installs uProxy, they can get a friend from the US to authorize them to surf the open web using their connection. The service has yet to launch, but its creators — the University of Washington and Brave New Software — have opened a restricted beta for select, technically adept users to make it as "secure, private, and robust" as possible. If you know anyone who could benefit from uProxy, especially in times of need, direct them to the source link below for the sign-up page.

http://uproxy.org/

VOA Amharic Special on ICC vs African dictators – (audio)

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Interview with Profl Alemayehu Gebremariam

Ethiopia’s jailed journalists seek international support – The Hindu

Monday, October 21st, 2013

(THE HINDU) – In 2011, Ms. Reeyot Alemu was arrested and charged with conspiring, with journalist Woubshet Taye and exiled opposition activist Elias Kifle, to attack critical telecommunication and electrical infrastructure like telephone and electricity cables. Mr. Sileshi said he was held without charge for 3 months in a bid to make him testify against [...]

Torture in the heart of Addis Ababa

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Sibehat Nega interview with Zethiopia (video)

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Who’s Having “Nightmares” in Africa?

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

Great African leaders have dreams. The rest have nightmares. Recently, African leaders, at least those at the helm of the African Union and their flunkies, have been reporting endlessly recurring ghastly nightmares of Lady Justice “race hunting” them with scales in one hand and a sword in the other. President Uhuru Kenyatta, described by Time [...]

Abuse by minority regime forcing Ethiopians to turn to human traffickers: Obang

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

“As Europe struggles to respond to the growing number of African migrants, root causes should not be ignored. In the case of Ethiopia, one of the largest refugee-sending countries in Africa, what are the conditions that compel Ethiopians to take such life-threatening risks? Are there humane and sustainable solutions for receiving countries beyond simply coping? [...]