Posts Tagged ‘ethiopia’

Ethiopian national football team coach Sewnet Bishaw fired

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Chinese enjoying imported Ethiopian khat (video)

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Chinese enjoying imported Ethiopian khat

Nile Dam project poses threat to Egyptian monuments – minister

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Renaissance Dam poses threat to Egyptian monuments: Antiquities minister

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The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will have a negative effect on Egyptian monuments because of the instability of the ground after water recedes, Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim said Tuesday.

Head of the ministry’s monuments division, Ali Al-Asfar, said this concern should serve as incentive “to the world to study the effect of the dam on Egyptian monuments.”

Current projects nationwide have lowered groundwater, keeping it just below the foundations of monuments, Al-Asfar explained. “The monuments have stabilised over this [altered] position, even if [this lower water level] is incorrect,” he said. “Lowering the water levels further will cause cracks on the long term.”

All such projects in the vicinity of monumental sites should thus be suspended, he asserted.

Sudanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Karty said Tuesday that the GERD would not affect the relationship between his country and Egypt, as Sudan is acting as mediator between Egypt and Ethiopia.

In a press conference the same day, Egyptian foreign ministry spokesman Badr Abdelatty stressed the historical nature of the bond between Egypt and Sudan, while also emphasising that water security lies at the core of Egypt’s national security.

He added that Egypt’s historical rights to the Nile’s water are “nonnegotiable”.

Egyptian Minister of Irrigation Mohammad Abdul Muttalib had said on Monday that if Ethiopia wants to generate electricity, it should build a smaller dam, noting that the current project would operate “at only 30% efficiency”.

Egypt and Sudan have expressed concern over the effect of the dam on their share of the Nile’s water since its construction began in April 2011.

By Aya Nader
- See more at: http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2014/02/0 … lOrle.dpuf

ኢትዮጵያን ከቅርጫ ለማትረፍ

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ የአሁኑ አስገራሚ ጊዜ ሸክስፒር፣ ጁሊየስ ቄሳር በሚለው ፅሁፉ ላይ ለተናገረው  አነጋገር ልዩ ትርጉም ይሰጠዋል፣ “ሰዎች የሰሩት ተንኮል ከመቃበራቸው በላይ ሀያው ሆኖ ይኖራል” ብሎ ነበር ሸክስፒር፡፡ በአሁኑ ጊዜ አቶ መለስ ዜናዊ በህይወት በነበሩበት ጊዜ ከሰሩት ተንኮሎችና ጭራቃዊነት የሞላው አስቀያሚ ተግባር ውርስ ጋር ፊት ለፊት ተፋጥጠን እንገኛለን፡፡ የኢትዮጵያ ሉዓላዊ የግዛት አካል [...]

14 million people face starvation in Ethiopia – NBC

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Nightly News | February 04, 2014

Food crisis in Ethiopia

Hunger is once again threatening vast swathes of Africa because of drought and high food prices.

The United Nations has estimated that 14 million are at risk and at the heart of the looming catastrophe is Ethiopia, where over 10 million are in need of emergency food aid.

Video:
http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/26041485#26041485

Ethiopian deportees from Saudi Arabia stage protest in Addis Ababa – video

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Ethiopian deportees from Saudi Arabia stage protest in Addis Ababa – 6 Feb 2014

Amhara Kilil vice president’s filthy insults against Amhara people (audio)

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Senior EPRDF official Alemnew Mekonnen demonizing entire Amhara ethnic group (audio)

ENTC Weekly program – week 18

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

German Radio coverage of Semayawi Party protest in Gonder 2 Feb 2014

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Gondar, nothern Ethiopia

Facebook will lose 80 percent of users by 2017 – Princeton University researchers say

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Two Kenya police officers arrested over kidnapping of Ethiopian opposition officials

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Saving Ethiopia From the Chopping Block

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

 WE live in a time that gives new meaning to Shakespeare’s line in Julius Caesar: “The evil that men do lives after them…” Today we come face to face with the evil Meles Zenawi has done when he lived. A piece of Ethiopia is retailed once again to the Sudan. They call it “border demarcation.” [...]

Genzebe Dibaba smashes the 1500m Indoor World Record in Germany

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Semayawi Party demonstration in Gonder – update

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

የጎንደር አውራጎዳናዎች ወደ ሰልፉ በሚያመሩ የከተማው ነዋሪዎች ተሞልቷል :: የጎንደር እና የአከባቢው አጎራባች ወረዳ ነዋሪዎች በሰልፉ ላይ ተገኝቶ የሃገር ሉዋላዊነቱን ጉዳይ የድንበሩን እና የሃገሩን ክብር ለመግለጽ በጎንደር መስቀል አደባባይ እየተሰባሰበ ነው::

ይህ በኢንዲህ እንዳለ ከአማራ ክልል ከተለያዩ ቦትዎች የተሰባሰቡ የፌዴራል ፖሊስ አባላት እና የደህንነት ሰራተኞች በጎንደር መስፈራቸው የተረጋገጠ ሲሆን ሲቭል የለበሱ ጸጉረ ልውጥ የፌዴራሉ የጸጥታ ሰራተኞች ከተማው ላይ ፈሰዋል::

Ethiopian woman killed in Kuwait City

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

VOA special program on a new US law placing preconditions on aid to Ethiopia’s regime

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

VOA special program on a new US law placing preconditions on aid to Ethiopia's regime

ESAT discussion on Ethiopian transitional government – video

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

ENTC on ESAT – video

Snow in Asmara

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Making a film about the historic Waldeba Monastery in Ethiopia

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

French film maker produces a documentary film about Ethiopia’s 800-year-old Waldeba Monastery

14 leaders and members of Semayawi Party arrested in Gonder

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Fourteen Semayawi Party leaders and members of the campaign for peaceful public demonstration at Gonder Mesqel square have been arrested today. They are all now at the Woreda 2 police station in Gonder. Four executive leaders of the party are among them.

The four executive leaders are
Getaneh Balcha (organization Affairs Head)
Yidenkachew Kebede (Legal Affairs Head)
Berhanu Tekeleyared (public Relation)
Yonatan Tesefaye (youth affairs Head)

Two drivers and a cameraman are also among them. Police also took their cameras and laptops.

The party leaders and members went to Gondar, northern Ethiopia, yesterday to organize a public demonstration on February 2, 2014, to protest against Ethio-Sudan border demarcation.

ENTC weekly radio program – week 17

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Listen to ENTC weekly radio program – Week 17 – January 29 Weekly news, ENTC conference in Washington DC Listen here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363

World Bank Sponsored Study Uncovers Rife Petty Corruption in Ethiopia

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014


By Yonas Mulatu
Addis Fortune Staff Writer
The first draft of the World Bank sponsored corruption study comes out pointing fingers at petty corruption in…

VOA coverage of Jan 25, 2014, public discussion on Ethiopian transitional government charter

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Reported on Monday, January 27, 2014

ኬንያታ በዓለም አቀፉ የወንጀለኞች ፍርድ ቤት

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

US law inches towards demanding accountability from Ethiopia

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia January 26, 2014 Washington, DC–. Is United States policy towards Ethiopia shifting? For years Ethiopians, social justice groups, human rights organizations and civic groups have been calling on donor countries to demand greater accountability from the Government of Ethiopia for funds received, citing the lack of political space, endemic [...]

Out of the 3,700 Ethiopian medical doctors, 3000 have fled the country

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

ENTC Press Release on January 25th meeting

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

ENTC issued a press release on the successful completion of the conference held on the subject of transitional government charter draft and other related items. Read the full statement here (pdf)

ENTC January 25 public meeting – Deutsche Welle radio

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has conducted a successful conference January 25, 2014 in Washington DC on transitional government charter draft and other related issues surrounding the removal and replacement of the current regime; . Listen to DW radio coverage

German Radio report on Ethiopian transitional government charter public discussion (video)

Monday, January 27th, 2014

DW report, January 26, 2014

US Congress Takes a Historic Stance Against Land Grabs-Related Forced Evictions in Ethiopia

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Oakland, CA – In a historic move, the US Congress has taken a stance on land grabs-related human rights abuses in Ethiopia. The 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill contains provisions that ensure that US development funds are not used to support forced evictions in Ethiopia. The bill prevents US assistance from being used to support activities [...]

Egypt’s Sisi given okay for presidential run

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Egypt’s Sisi given okay for presidential run

State Media says top generals have given green light to Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who led the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi.
Last updated: 27 Jan 2014 15:26

The official state news agency has said Egypt’s top generals have endorsed a presidential run by the army chief who led the toppling of the former president Mohamed Morsi last summer.

MENA on Monday said an official announcement by Sissi of his candidacy could take place "within hours,” after the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces "unanimously delegated" him to run in presidential elections during an hours-long meeting Monday.

The announcement was made shortly after interim President Adely Mansour promoted el-Sissi to field marshal, the military’s highest rank, apparently as an honour before he steps down from the military as required for him to run.

Presidential elections are due to take place by end of April.

El-Sisi, who toppled Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year, is widely expected to contest the election due within six months, and win easily.

Sisi has become hugely popular since the military takeover, with supporters viewing him as a decisive figure who can tackle unrest that has gripped Egypt since the 2011 uprising that brought down Hosni Mubarak’s regime.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeas … 73146.html

In the company of Ethiopian wolves

Monday, January 27th, 2014

By Mike Carter

I stood in my room in bathing trunks, looking out over the lake 100 metres away, anticipating the feel of the cool water on my skin.

There was just one small problem: the large, male Anubis baboon blocking my door. He was being groomed by a female. I tapped on the glass and did a little theatrical cough. Our eyes locked. He rolled back his top lip to reveal incisors like daggers. I wanted my swim; he wanted his grooming. They say a baboon can rip a man’s arms out of his sockets. My swim, I decided, could wait.

The day before, I’d arrived from Addis Ababa at Bishangari Lodge in Ethiopia’s Oromiya region, on the shores of Langano, one of a series of lakes that run along the Rift Valley, five hours’ drive south of the capital.

Bishangari, with its eight lovely cabins (called godjos) set back from the lake in a forest of podocarpus and wild fig trees, was the country’s first upmarket lodge when it opened in 2002. Others sprang up in the far north, serving the vast majority of Ethiopia’s tourists, who tend to head to the Unesco sites of Lalibela, Axum and Gondar. But the south’s luxury travel potential remained untapped beyond Bishangari. … continue reading >> http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/118aa67e … %2Fproduct

Kenyatta at the ICC: Is Justice Deferred, Justice Denied?

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

I am getting a little jittery over the repeated delays, postponements and all the backpedalling talk about “false evidence” and “lying witnesses”  in the Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta International Criminal court trial. I don’t want to say I smell a rat but I feel like I am getting a whiff. Is the stage being set to let [...]

EYNM endorses January 25 public meeting

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Ethiopian National Youth Movement (EYNM) released a statement endorsing the public meeting ENTC has called today in Washington DC. The meeting will be held in Arlington, Virginia – Sheraton Hotel (900 S. Orme St. Arlington VA 22204). It urges all Ethiopians to attend and discuss this important issue. Read the statement here (pdf)

ENTC holding public meeting in DC on January 25

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

ENTC will be holding a public meeting to discuss the draft transitional government charter and the activities of the organization in Washington DC on January 25, 2014 at Pentagon City Sheraton Hotel (next to Dama restaurant). Meeting starts at 1:30pm. Announcement flyer Announcement Audio    

Teff is the new super grain

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Move over quinoa, Ethiopia’s teff poised to be next big super grain:  UK Guradian Claire Provost and Elissa Jobson | The Guardian January 23, 2014 Mounds of teff dry in fields in Ethiopia. The gluten-free grain is used to make flour for injera, the national dish. Photograph: Julio Etchart/Alamy At Addis Ababa airport, visitors are greeted by pictures [...]

Ethiopian Muslims resume protest in Addis Ababa and other cities (photos, videos)

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Bekoji Ethiopia: Town of Runners (film trailer)

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Bekoji Ethiopia: Town of Runners (film trailer)

ENTC Public meeting – BBN Radio coverage

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Listen to the BBN Radio interview with ENTC Speaker Ato Sileshi Tilahun and Public Relations head Ato Mensur Nuru on the January 25 meeting. Listen to Audio

The Ethiopians and their past.

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

The Ethiopians and their past. By Yilma Bekele We love to visit the past. There is no one like us that digs deeper, travel further to harvest the bounty of our rich past. To say we dwell on the past is definitely an understatement. I would not be surprised if scientists after mapping our brain [...]

Interview on January 25 public meeting in DC to discuss Ethiopian transitional government

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Interview on January 25 public meeting in DC to discuss Ethiopian transitional government

ENTC Public Meeting – ESAT interview

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Listen to ESAT radio interview with Ato Sileshi Tilahun – January 23 Listen here

Addis Ababa, Under Woyane, the Slum Capital of the World!

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

ENTC Special Radio Program – January 22

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Listen to ENTC special radio program –  January 22 Interview and discussion on January 25 meeting in Washington DC Listen here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363

How Ethiopian merchants founded New York’s Abyssinian Baptist Church in 1808 (video)

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

How Ethiopian merchants founded New York's Abyssinian Baptist Church in 1808 (video)

East African Community to Launch Single Tourist Visa Next Month

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

After its much publicised failure to kick off as expected on January 1st, reportedly due to logistical constraints, the East African Community’s single tourist visa…

Masked man shot and killed Ethiopian clerk at a Texas 7-Eleven Store

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Police say a masked person shot and killed a clerk at a Garland 7-Eleven during a robbery early Tuesday morning.

According to police, a call came in at 3:35 a.m. after a delivery man discovered the clerk’s body behind the counter of the 7-Eleven location at 2509 Firewheel Parkway.

Police later identified the victim as 31-year-old Yosef Tulu, of Dallas.

As seen on video recovered from store surveillance cameras, the robber was wearing a mask or bag and carrying a rifle with a scope as he or she entered the store.

The person then robbed Tulu before opening fire and fatally shooting the clerk.

Oak Farms Dairy is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and grand jury indictment of the person responsible for Tulu’s murder. The reward will remain in place for six months.

Anyone with information about the murder or the person in the video is asked to call the Garland Police Department.
http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Clerk- … 84891.html
http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2014/01/21/cler … ven-store/

በሰማያዊ ፓርቲ ስም አመሰግናለሁ!

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ  ባለፉት በርካታ ሳምንታት በተናጠል እና በቡድን እየሆናችሁ በአሜሪካ እና በአውሮፓ የተለያዩ ከተሞች የስብሰባ አዳራሾች በመገኘት ለሰማያዊ ፓርቲ ድጋፋችሁን ላደረጋችሁ ወገኖቼ ሁሉ ከልብ የመነጨ ምስጋናዬን አቀርባለሁ! ባለፈው ሳምንት ኢትዮሜዲያ/Ethiomedia.com የተባለው ድረገጽ ባወጣው ዘገባ መሰረት ሰማያዊ ፓርቲ በአሁኑ ጊዜ በኢትዮጵያ ባለው የፖለቲካ ትግል ሂደት “አዲስ የተቃውሞ ኃይል” ሆኖ በመቅረብ ሰላማዊ የስርዓት [...]

Egypt may take Nile dam dispute with Ethiopia to UN

Monday, January 20th, 2014

EHSNA Adwa Anniversary Special Event

Monday, January 20th, 2014

The Ethiopian Heritage Society of North America (EHSNA) will be celebrating the leadership of Emperor Menelik and Empress Taytu in their struggle for independence. Last month marks the 100th anniversary of Menelik’s death, nearly 18 years after defeating the Italian colonial force. The commemoration of Menilik and Tyatu, and the victory at Adwa, will take place on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at the Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring, Maryland. The general public is encouraged to attend and commemorate the victory at Adwa, as well as King Menelik’s accomplishments in restructuring Ethiopia.

On Behalf of Semayawi Party, Thanks!

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Thank you one and all who came out to the town hall meetings in the U.S. and Europe over the past several  weeks and supported Semayawi Party! In a report last week, Ethiomedia.com described Semayawi Party (SP) as the “newest opposition sensation” which “raises new hopes” for nonviolent change in Ethiopia. Yilikal Getnet, Semayawi Party’s young [...]

ENTC sends out the draft transitional period charter to religious leaders

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

The Ethiopians National Transitional Council (ENTC) has sent out the draft constitution to several religious leaders Read the full text of ENTC’s Press Release here (pdf)

Gash Abera Molla – Ye Arada Tizita (music video)

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Dr. King and the Ethiopia Connection

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Egypt-Ethiopia Nile dam talks hit dead end

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Leaked Video: A Saudi Man Torturing a Foreign Farm Worker

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Nations with the lowest percentage of subscribers mobile service; Ethiopia ranks #5

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

The following is a list of the 10 countries with the lowest percentage of mobile subscribers per capita in the world, based on projections this year from Juniper Networks, a large maker of telecommunications equipment. Eritrea – 5 percent (310,000 mobile subscribers out of a population of 5.7 million) Myanmar – 6 percent (3 million [...]

Ethiopian Banking

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Congo Eliminates Ethiopia’s Walya Antelopes from 2014 African Nations Championship

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Why Ethiopia and Mali are the Poorest Countries in the World

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Human Rights Watch Reports Ethnic-Based Attacks in South Sudan

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

International organizations were skeptical about the situation in South Sudan after fighting erupted between government and rebels forces, it was evident that the division had…

Angelina Jolie Joins Ethiopian Film as Executive Producer

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/s … ins-671439

Ethiopia is a country close to Jolie’s heart as it is where daughter Zahara, nine, was adopted from in 2005.

የኢትዮጵያን ታሪክ ጥላሸት የመቀባት አባዜ

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ በአሁኑ ጊዜ በኢትዮጵያ ያለው ገዥው አካል በ19ኛው መቶ ክፍለ ዘመን የኢትዮጵያ ንጉስ የነበሩት የዳግማዊ አጼ ምኒልክ መቶኛ የሙት ዓመት በዚህ በያዝነው ዓመት (በኢትዮጵያ ዘመን አቆጣጠር) እየተከበረ ባለበት ወቅት ሙሉ ጊዜውን በመስጠት ንጉሱ የሰሩትን ታላቅ ስራ ሁሉ በማጣጣል እና ጥላሸት በመቀባት ዘመቻ ላይ በመጠመድ ታሪክ የማጠልሸት ድራማውን በመተወን ላይ ይገኛል፡፡ [...]

A Misplaced Assault on Menelik II by TPLF propagandists

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Menelik haters and TPLF propagandists portray him as a villain who did everything for sordid motives. They implicates him in the assassination of Emperor Yohannes and charges him for trading Bahr Midir (Eritrea) in exchange for arms. It is dangerously easy to look for and discover links between otherwise isolated incidents and one’s own figments of hostile imagination if one is struggling to establish or support a theory in which one has more than a passing interest. Should haters of Minilik, with the advantage of hindsight attack Menelik for crimes of treason, it is merely a misplaced assault that rather befits the Tigrean king, Yohannes. Was it not Yohannes who found it expedient to serve the enemy flag for gadgets and gold when Britain invaded Ethiopia and breached the nation’s sovereignty for the first time? Was it not his venality and humiliating servility that prompted him to spearhead the British invasion? Did he not give the British his blessings when they looted Ethiopia’s invaluable relics and emptied the national treasury? Above all, did he not facilitate the untimely demise of Tewodros, the valorous emperor who chose to defiantly turn his gun on himself rather than surrender to the enemy?

Menelik was a magnanimous monarch who led a consensus government. His cabinet included gallant men such as Balcha, Gobena, Habte-Giorgis, Mekonnen, Mulugeta, and his wife Taitu, to name but a few of the proud and patriotic mortals who could not be accused of treason. Wheeling and dealing is rather in character with the Tigrian Woyannes, at least judging by their own description of themselves. Without sounding irreverent to Tigrinya-speakers, the literal meaning of the word "Tigre" is after all "trader."

Casting Aspersions
However much Woyanne and their puppets dislike him, it was Menelik who having trounced Italian aggressors and their Tigre-speaking mercenaries at the battle of Adwa, that guaranteed Tigrai’s freedom. In falsely accusing Menelik of treason, Woyannes are enviously casting aspersions on Shoans perhaps to redeem the contemptible mercenaries of the North.

On the other hand, Yohannes, an ex-bandit who had emerged emperor by brute force, was disposed to fits of jealousy and suspicion. He had never, for instance, entrusted a single non-Tigrean to high office. He saw potential enemies even among the rank and file of his own long-serving army. A case in point is the fear Alula’s victory at Dogali evoked. Yohannes replaced the legendary commander with his own cousin. Yet, eager to test a solo triumph and outdo Alula, he marched towards the remaining Italian forces. But the sheer size and force of the Italian force prompted the Emperor’s unceremonious retreat. Thus, Italy occupied the coastal province unchallenged.

Instead, he set out to harass his loyal subjects whom he conveniently accused of "defiance". Emboldened by the arms he received from the British for his errand duties, Yohannes unleashed terror by plundering and burning Begemdir, Gojam and Wollo in 1888. He personally tortured and blinded Wollo’s king by plunging a red-hot knife in his eyes.

"Pious", Yohannes was. But for no other reasons than his unrelenting prayers even while he was in his killing fields and the missionary zeal with which he aspired to convert the "infidels", the Muslims, whom he rendered landless by decree:

He then moved southwards to also lay Shoa waste. But his advances were halted by the forces of Beshah Aboye, Menelik’s rather junior army officer. Against the better judgment of his brilliant advisers (Mekonnen, Habte Giorgis, and Balcha) who had opted to rudely rebuff the challenge, Menelik went along with the Archbishop’s intervention to arbitrate. The negotiated settlement between Menelik and the bullying Yohannes hence averted a bloody civil war.

Without any domestic excuses available to him now, Yohannes could no longer defer the external challenges he had hitherto evaded. Abandoning the hope of driving the Italians out, he accepted their incursions in Eritrea as fait accompli. Instead, he sought victory against the Mahdists whom he had considered an easy prey. As fate would have it, he was made to take his last breath in the hands of the Dervish, the "infidels" that he had hoped to beat.

Menelik Inherited Occupied Eritrea
So, Menelik in effect had the misfortune of inheriting an occupied Eritrea which Yohannes had relinquished to Italy lacking the nerve to pursue Alula’s victory at Dogali. At Adwa, Menelik competently performed the homework his predecessor had not even dared to venture. He devastated the Italian army and its Tigrean Shumbash and Buluqbash contingent (well over 300,000 strong), frustrating the enemy’s grand design of colonizing the rest of Ethiopia.

A man of noble character, Menelik was devoid of the nepotistic and ethnocentric dispositions of the `pious’ emperor. Most of Menelik’s illustriously brave commanders, Balcha, Gebeyehu, Gobenna, Habte, and Mekonnen, all came to the highest positions on merit. Not only were they not related to him, but they were men from three linguistic groups. Adwa endeared Menelik in both liberated Tigrai and occupied Eritrea. The high frequency of his name among the for-bearers of the generation that today vilifies him, certainly could not have been a reflection of a hostile sentiment.

If the ungrateful lot lampoon Menelik for not having purged Eritrea of its white masters, the allegation is unfounded. For not only did Britain and France threaten to attack Menelik if he did not stop at Adwa, but they had already made incursions on Ethiopia’s southern regions. Replenishing the supply of food in arid Tigrai and combating epidemics which had already left the army enfeebled, were the other formidable problems which stood in Menelik’s way to reclaim the occupied coastal province.

The fact that the region that had the dubious distinction of producing Africa’s most ruthless mercenaries also bred Alula Aba Nega, Lorenzo Taezaz, and Zerai Deres, to mention only a few patriots who died defending Ethiopia, proves the point.

The flirtation of the OLF with the TPLF is profoundly humiliating for those Ethiopians who by blood and nurture consider Oromo culture their own. The people of Balcha and Abdisa Aga have never been known to betray their country.

Today, the Tigrean oligarchy calling itself EPRDF to elude the gullible Westerners and appease its foreign pay-masters, is waging a relentless campaign of malice to divide Ethiopians along ethnic lines. A third of the nation’s population, the Amharas, are objects of media insults. Not surprisingly, the majority of Ethiopians have rejected the call for ethnic strife. True, as a result of EPRDF-incited anti- Amhara propaganda many unarmed peasants have been killed and violently evicted from their ancestral homes in the South.

Glory be to all brave Ethiopians who transcend vile ethnocentrism and fight it tooth and nail, despite its dignified status as an official ideology of the EPRDF, more correctly the TPLF. Playing one group against another is perfectly within the scheme of things of the foreign-sponsored EPRDF.

ENTC invites all Ethiopians to be part of the 2nd consultative conference

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

ENTC is inviting all Ethiopians to be participate in the 2nd consultative conference that will be discussing the draft transitional period charter. Pre-registration is required for attendance. Registration can be done on ENTC website. Read the Press Release here (pdf)

Kuwait police round up Ethiopian immigrants

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Kuwait police round up Ethiopian immigrants

South Sudan Troops Fight to Recapture the Last Rebel-held Town

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

ENTC weekly radio program – week 15

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Listen to ENTC weekly radio program – Week 15 – January 13 Weekly news, Ethiopian/Sudan Embassy protests and other programs Listen here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363

Fertile Ethiopia plagued with poverty – Documentary Film

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Fertile Ethiopia plagued with poverty – Documentary

Demonizing Ethiopian History: Propaganda Campaign Against Atse Menelik

Monday, January 13th, 2014

The regime in power in Ethiopia today is orchestrating a full-court press demonization and vilification campaign against Atse Menelik II, the Nineteenth Century Ethiopian emperor whose centennial is being celebrated this year (Ethiopian calendar). The campaign is conducted largely through regime lackey-proxies, stooges and puppets. Through its minions, the regime has used the most loathsome [...]

Ethiopia Loses First Match at 2014 African Nations Championship

Monday, January 13th, 2014

The Walya Antelopes of Ethiopia on Monday lost their opening match at the ongoing 2014 Orange African Nations Championship in South Africa to the Mediterranean…

There is evidence Woyanne and Shabia are willing to end their conflict – Amb. David Shinn

Monday, January 13th, 2014

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Ethiopian Prisoners in Yemen – Photos

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Dispute among Nile tributary nations over the Nile dam project persists

Monday, January 13th, 2014

ENTC distributed draft transitional period charter to teachers and government employees in Ethiopia

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

The Ethiopians National Transitional Council (ENTC) is stepping up its campaign to come up with a draft constitution for a transitional government in Ethiopia that will replace the current brutal dictatorship. After releasing the draft interim period charter to the public for discussion last week, ENTC has sent out the same draft to several university [...]

Menelik II – An international newsmaker

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

Menelik II and the Battle of Adwa

Saturday, January 11th, 2014

Discussion with Prof. Raymond Jonas

Ethiopia’s Kangaroo court has a new competition: Australia Kangaroo boxing – (video)

Saturday, January 11th, 2014

Kangaroo boxing – funny

Ethiopian returnees from Saudi Arabia top 151,000

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Claims about Nile dam construction is nothing more than a ‘media show’ – Egyptian official

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

When I grow up will I go to jail like my dad?

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Ethiopian journalist on prison odyssey needs medical care By Tom Rhodes/CPJ East Africa Representative Committee to Protect Journalists January 9, 2014   Berhane Tesfaye and her son, Fiteh, try to visit Woubshet Taye every week. (CPJ) “When I grow up will I go to jail like my dad?” This was the shattering question that the five-year-old [...]

ዋናውን ሌባ ማን ይከሰዋል? አብዮታዊ ዲሞክራሲያዊ የሰው ንግድ!

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Teddy Afro and other prominent African artists sing about unity – Coke Studio Africa (video)

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Teddy Afro and other prominent African artists sing about unity – Coke Studio Africa

Ethiopian Migrants Expelled by Saudis Remain in Limbo Back Home

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

By Benno Muchler | New York Times Jan 7, 2014   LEGUAMA, Ethiopia — Mohammed Jemal left Ethiopia two years ago. He wanted to be independent, to support his family — and to escape the mockery of having squandered a big chance for a better life. “I went to college and dropped out. I somehow [...]

Emperor Menelik’s audio message to Queen Victoria (listen)

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

The voice of the great Ethiopian Emperor Menelik II was heard by Queen Victoria on Friday, August 18, 1899. It was heard through a phonograph. Read more here: http://ethiograph.com/album/albums/v1/10140/Emperor-Menelik-audio-message.pdf

2014፡ የኢትዮጵያ የአቦ-ጉማሬው ትውልድ ዓመት

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ (ክፍል አንድ) 2014 የኢትዮጵያ የአቦ -ጉማሬው ትውልድ የሚነሳሳበት ዓመት፣ እ.ኤ.አ በ2013 በመጀመሪያው ሳምንት ባቀረብኩት ሳምንታዊው ትችቴ ዓመቱ “የኢትዮጵያ የአቦሸማኔው (የወጣቱ ትውልድ) ዓመት ይሆናል “የሚል ትንበያ ሰጥቼ ነበር፡፡ እንደትንበያውም ዓመቱ የኢትዮጵያ የአቦሸማኔው (ወጣቱ) ትውልድ ታላቅ የስኬት ዓመት ሆኖ ተጠናቅቋል፡፡ 2014 ደግሞ “የኢትዮጵያ የአቦ-ጉማሬው ትውልድ ዓመት ይሆናል” የሚል ትንበያ እሰጣለሁ፡፡  የአቦ-ጉማሬው [...]

TPLF agent Jawar Mohammed advocates machete attack against Ethiopian Christians (video)

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

TPLF agent Jawar Mohammed advocates machete attack against Ethiopian Christians

Why mobile phones fail so much in Ethiopia: The China Connection

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

By Mathew Dalton | The Wall Street Journal January 6, 2014   LAKE WENCHI, Ethiopia—In the green highlands here southwest of Addis Ababa, farmers like Darara Baysa are proud owners of cellphones that run on a network built by China’s ZTE Corp. 000063.SZ -1.91% The trouble is, they have to walk several miles to get [...]

Defamation campaign against Menelik II is orchestrated by TPLF; real Oromos have nothing to do with it

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

ENTC weekly radio program – week 14

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Listen to ENTC weekly radio program – Week 14 – January 6 Weekly news, ENTC statement and other programs Listen here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363

Draft constitution for Ethiopian transitional government – invitation for public discussion

Monday, January 6th, 2014

The Ethiopians National Transitional Council (ENTC) has released a draft charter for the interim period in Ethiopia during which a transitional government governs the country. The draft charter is at an initial stage and it will be reviewed and discussed by representatives of every sector of the Ethiopian society before it is presented to a constitutional convention for final approval. The draft will be widely circulated inside Ethiopian and around the world starting to day. ENTC calls on all Ethiopians to read this draft, discuss it with friends and relatives and forward suggestions and feedback to the email address provided in the document. Read the draft here

2014: Year of the Ethiopian Chee-Hippo Generation

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Part I: Rise of the Ethiopian Chee-Hippo Generation in 2014 In my first weekly commentary of 2013, I declared that year to be the “Year of Ethiopia’s Cheetah (young) Generation”. It was a great year for Ethiopia’s Cheetahs. I declare 2014 “Year of the Ethiopia’s Chee-Hippo Generation”. A Chee-Hippo is a Hippo (member of the [...]

Emperor Menelik was said to be a heavy investor in American Railway – New York Times

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

TPLF warns Semayawi Party to keep away from ESAT and other Ethiopian media in exile (video)

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

TPLF warns Semayawi Party to keep away from Ethiopian media in exile (video)

I’m Sexy And I Know It – Ethiopian Version (music video)

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

TPLF leaders – documentary (video)

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

TPLF leaders – documentary

Debretsion’s latest fiction: Terrorism in Ethiopia Part 3 (video)

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Terrorism in Ethiopia Part 3

Abune Mathias is being investigated for corruption; his movements restricted

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Abune Mathias, the TPLF-installed patriarch of the Orthodox Church in Ethiopia, has been informed that he is being investigated for corruption, according to Ethiopian Review sources in the Church. Investigating perceived and real political opponents is TPLF’s standard mode of operation. It is also reported that the Abune was instructed by Tsegaye Berhe, National Security [...]

South Sudan Rebels set Sight on Juba

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Rebels in South Sudan are forcibly recruiting civilians to march to the capital, the military said, even as representatives of the warring factions gathered in…

Hailu Mergia and The Walias Band

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014