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…
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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 [...]
Discussion with Prof. Raymond Jonas
Kangaroo boxing – funny
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 [...]
Teddy Afro and other prominent African artists sing about unity – Coke Studio Africa
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 [...]
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
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
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 itTuesday, 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
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
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 [...]
TPLF warns Semayawi Party to keep away from Ethiopian media in exile (video)
TPLF leaders – documentary
Terrorism in Ethiopia Part 3
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 [...]
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…
Desperation of Ethiopian immigrants in Saudi Arabia
Teddy Afro rocks the city of Awassa
Selecting Person of the Year on every December 31st has been a tradition of Ethiopian Review for the past several years. The criteria used for the selection is: Who has contributed the most to the freedom of Ethiopians and the promotion of Ethiopia’s interest during the past 12 months? Based on this criteria, and after [...]
ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ እ.ኤ.አ በጃንዋሪ 2013 “እ.ኤ.አ 2013 የኢትዮጵያ የአቦሸማኔው ትውልድ ዓመት ይሆናል“ በማለት ትንበያ ሰጥቸ ነበር፡፡ እንዲህ ስልም ቃል ገብቸ ነበር፣ “የኢትዮጵያ ወጣቶች ለፍትህና ለዴሞክራሲያዊ ስርዓት ግንባታ የሚያደርጉትን ትግል ለመደገፍ እና ወደ ላቀ ደረጃ ከፍ እንዲል የእራሴን ሙሉ አስተዋጽኦ እንደማደርግ እንዲሁም ትግሉ ወደ አዲስ ምዕራፍ እንዲሸጋገር ወጣቱ ትውልድ እንዲነሳሳ ሳደፋፍር ነበር፡፡” [...]
Amazing Dubai New Year 2014 Fireworks – Highlights (HD video)
An Ethiopian journalist has been sentenced to two years and nine months in prison for spreading false information, according to a report by the Committee…
Listen to ENTC weekly radio program – Week 13 – December 30 Weekly news, looking back at 2013 and other programs Listen here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363
Union for Democracy and Justice Party (UDJ) elects Gizachew Shiferraw
In January 2013, I proclaimed, “2013 shall be the Year of Ethiopia’s Cheetah Generation.” I promised “to make my full contribution to uplift and support Ethiopia’s youth and to challenge them to rise up to newer heights.” They rose to greater heights. I pledged to “reach out to them, teach them and preach to them”. [...]
The TPLF-installed illegal patriarch in Ethiopia, Abune Mathias, has been temporarily placed under arrest and was released after being interrogated for 72 hours by Tsegaye Berhe, National Security Adviser to the Prime Minister, and other security officials, according to Ethiopian Review sources in Addis Ababa. Leaders of the TPLF junta are apparently upset with statements [...]
(Al-Akhbar) – An Ethiopian woman was found hanging from an electrical cord outside her employer’s South Lebanon home in an apparent suicide, state news reported Saturday. The National News Agency identified the victim as Dimi Kash-Kalashou Kata. It published a disturbing image of the woman hanging by her neck in the southern town of Rmeich. Police have [...]
Ethiopian saxophonist Theodros Mitiku was laid to rest on Saturday, December 28, 2013, in Silver Spring, Maryland. In the morning, a funereal service was held at St. Mary Ethiopian Church in Washington DC. Teddy’s life-long friends and his brother Teshome Mitiku took turns to share their memories about him with the hundreds of relatives, friends [...]
Ethiopian saxophonist Teddy Mitiku with Tamagne Beyene
By Meseret Agonafer My heart is heavy for the loss of my dear friend Tewodros Mitku. I have known Teddy for over 20 years, and through the years, we built a strong friendship. Yes, he was a brilliant saxophonist and legendary Ethiopian artist who is loved and admired by so many people. His loss is [...]
Stranded Ethiopians sleep in the streets of Saudi Arabia as anti-immigrant crackdown intensifies (video)Thursday, December 26th, 2013
Stranded Ethiopians sleep in the streets of Saudi Arabia as anti-immigrant crackdown intensifies (vi
Funeral services for Teddy Mitiku will be held this coming Saturday, December 28, 2013. Memorial service Place: St. Mary Ethiopian Orthodox Church, 1350 Buchanan St. NW, Washington, DC 20011 Time/Date: Saturday, December 28, 2013, 9:30 AM Burial ceremony Place: The Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 13801 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20906 Date: Saturday, December 28, [...]
Sitting amongst the rubble that used to be his home. His old, small eyes are locked in the distance, but as soon as anyone comes…
ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ ሰማያዊ ፓርቲን እንደፖለቲካ ድርጅት/ፓርቲ ለምን እንደምደግፈው፣ እ.ኤ.አ ዴሴምበር 15/2013 ከዋሽንግተን ዲሲ ወጣ ብላ በምትገኘው አርሊንግተን ከተማ የስብሰባ አዳራሽ በተዘጋጀው የሰማያዊ ፓርቲ የመጀመሪያ ስብሰባ ላይ ተገኝቼ ንግግር እስካደረግሁባት ዕለት ድረስ በበርካታ ጥያቄዎች እወጠር ነበር፡፡ አንደኛው ተደጋግሞ የሚጠየቀው ጥያቄ ለበርካታ ዓመታት ገለልተኛ ሆኘ እና ከማንኛውም የፖለቲካ ፓርቲ ወይም ቡድን ጋር ሳልወግን [...]
Home demolition by the Addis Ababa Administration has left hundreds of residents in Ethiopia’s capital homeless – DW reports (24 December 2013)
Many of these homless Ethiopians are children.
In another news, a UN official in South Sudan has spoken of an atmosphere of fear and desperation as violence escalates.
Humanitarian Co-ordinator Toby Lanzer…
By Alemayehu F. Weldemariam and Hassen Mohammed | transcend.org December 23, 2013 Ethiopia stood as one of the biggest exporters of labor to the Gulf Cooperation Council states, including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. No other events have revealed the extent and depth of the problem than the recent labor crackdown on migrant workers of Ethiopian [...]
By Amnesty International, UK December 2013 Please click on link below to watch the video In this video, Eskinder’ wife Serkalem, talks about the pain both her and their son are going through being separated from Eskinder When the Ethiopian government used anti-terror laws to silence its critics, Eskinder spoke out in protest. As [...]
The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has started sending out a draft interim period charter to political organizations and scholars. Read more (pdf): Amharic English
Why I support Semayawi party as a political party In the days leading up to my speech at the first Semayawi (Blue) Party town hall meeting in Arlington, VA, just outside of Washington, D.C., on December 15, I was peppered with all sorts of questions. The one recurrent question revolved around my unreserved support for Semayawi Party [...]
We are sad to learn that legendary Ethiopian saxophonist Tewodros Mitiku has passed away last night.
Teddy has been receiving medical treatment in Maryland over the past several weeks. During that time thousands of his fans have sent their well wishes to him and his family.
I and my colleagues at Ethiopian Review express our condolences to Teddy’s brother, Teshome Mitiku, his daughter and entire family.
Rest in peace, Teddy. Your great legacy will live on.
The following are some of Teddy’s greatest works:
Ethiopian opposition Semayawi Party will hold a town hall meeting in Atlanta next Sunday, December 22. Details below:
Teddy Afro emerging global star? – CCTV (video)
South Sudan’s army said it had lost control of the flash-point town of Bor on Wednesday, its first acknowledged reversal in three days of clashes…
Menychel Engda – Lakalakay (Ethiopian Agew Music)
By Oliver Gee | The Local Martin Schibbye, 33, has been back in Sweden since September last year. He was freed, together with Swedish photographer Johan Persson, from the Kality prison in Addis Ababa after being sentenced to 11 years for terror crimes. His crime? “Doing my job,” he tells The Local. Schibbye and Persson [...]
By Yilma Bekele ‘Et, tu Brute?’ is what the Roman Emperor Julius Caesar was heard to have said when he saw his dear friend Marcus Brutus in league with his assassins. In English he was saying ‘you too, Brutus?’ It is said by historians that Caesar was fond of Brutus and treated him as he [...]
150,000 Ethiopians deported from Saudi Arabia (video)
Teddy Afro – Arenguade Meret (አረንጓዴ መሬት)
The TPLF tribal junta is destroying a large portion of the historic Holy Trinity Church cemetery in Addis Ababa after digging out and dumping in mass graves thousands notable Ethiopian patriots who fought in Adwa and other wars. Ethiopian Review is investigating the destruction of Holy Trinity cemetery and what we are discovering so far [...]
A personal observation of the 1st Annual Cancer Awareness Conference awareness held in Atlanta, Georgia. Read report (pdf)
By Seid Hassan and Minga Negash In both theory and practice, pull and push factors drive migrants out of their own countries of origin. The factors are complex but they are in general categorized as: (a) demand-pull factors, represented by better economic opportunities and jobs in the host (new) country; (b) supply-push factors, represented by [...]
More Eritrean footballers go missing in Kenya
Nairobi, Dec 19 (IANS) A dozen members of the Eritrean team for the regional CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup that went missing in Kenya cannot be traced as the regional football governing body is set to discuss the next course of action against the act.
CECAFA (Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations) secretary general, Nicholas Musonye and Nairobi police boss, Benson Kibui, confirmed Wednesday that the 12, including the head coach, Omer Ahmed and captain Haile Goitom who abandoned their team are yet to be found, reports Xinhua.
"We will discuss the situation with Eritrea at our next general assembly since we cannot let them use CECAFA to run away from their country," Musonye stated.
Among measures set to be taken against Eritrea are banning the team from the competition altogether.
He was, however, non committal when pressed why security was not tightened around the squad when initially, two players left the team ahead of their second Group B match Nov 31 despite assurances that measures would be implemented.
"That is now a police case and we are waiting for the conclusion of the investigations. After two disappeared, another nine players and the coach joined them when their tournament ended (at the group stage)," Musonye added.
On his part, Kibui once again claimed his office was yet to receive a formal report from CECAFA but investigations were ongoing.
"I will follow it up with department of immigration and find out where they are," the police chief added.
In total, 24 Eritrean nationals have vanished on Kenyan soil during the regional event, with a dozen going missing in 2009 to match those who fled this year.
In what is becoming a ritual, a batch of seven also abandoned the team in Kampala last year having skipped the 2010 and 2011 editions.
Ethiopia’s nightmare seems to never end. We are being tormented, humiliated, and brutalized in our own country by a tribal junta, and mistreated abroad by other governments. Now even the dead are not allowed to rest in peace. We are currently receiving reports that families of those who are buried at St. Joseph and Holy [...]
ባለውለታችሁ የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ አዝኖባችኋል፣ አርቃችሁ እዩ ከ ጎልጉል ድረገድ December 18, 2013 “በትግሉ ወቅት ለነጻነት ስትዋደቁ ኢትዮጵያ በጋምቤላ አኙዋክ ምድር ላይ ሙሉ ከለላና ዋስትና በመስጠት ያበረከተችው አስተዋጽኦ የሚረሳ ነው? ከነጻነት ታጋዮችችሁ ጎን በመሰለፍ ብረት ያነሱ የአኙዋክ ኢትዮጵያውያን ልጆች መስዋዕትነት ይዘነጋችኋል? አሁን ድረስ የትግሉ የመስዋዕትነት ቁስላቸው ያልዳነ የአኙዋክ ልጆች እንዳሉ ትዘነጋላችሁ?” በማለት የተናገሩት የአዲሲቷ ኢትዮጵያ [...]
EDITOR’S NOTE: Barack Obama’s presidency has been a terrible disappointment in many respects, and his anti-human rights policy around the world (particularly in Africa) and his attack on America’s free press are setting the clock back on freedom. Instead of advancing the cause of freedom, the Obama Administration is undermining it. It is disheartening to [...]
(Reuters) – Gunfire erupted again in South Sudan’s capital Juba on Tuesday, a day after President Salva Kiir said security forces had put down an attempted coup by supporters of his former deputy Riek Machar.
Constant gunfire and explosions in the early morning were followed by a few hours of relatively calm before sporadic gunfire resumed, witnesses said.
At least 26 people have been killed in the clashes in the capital, Makur Matur Kariom, Health Ministry undersecretary, told Reuters.
"These are the people we received at the hospital and who died actually at the hospital. Whoever died outside the hospital, we don’t have their numbers," Kariom said from Juba Teaching Hospital.
Kiir imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Monday to try to restore order. Residents say the security clampdown makes life that was already tough harder still.
"Food and water an issue for the population as they don’t have fridges or city power so they buy food almost daily," said one aid worker in Juba, who asked not to be identified. "They haven’t stocked up and are getting worried." (Reporting by Andrew Green; Writing by Drazen Jorgic; Editing by John Stonestreet)
ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ የአፍሪካው ብልህ አንበሳ እና እረፍትየለሾቹ የኢትዮጵያ አቦ ሸማኔዎች – በፍጹም እጅ እንዳትሰጡ፣ ፍቅር የነገሰበትን የኢትዮጵያ ማህበረሰብ ለመገንባት ጥረታችሁን ቀጥሉ! እ.ኤ.አ ዴሴምበር 15/2013፣ ለእኔ የዓመቱ ታላቁ የኃዘን ዕለት ነው፡፡ ኔልሰን ሮሺስላሽላ ማንዴላ በደቡብ አፍሪካ በምስራቅ ኬፕ ግዛት በምትገኘው ኩኑ በምትባል ትንሽ የገጠር የትውልድ መንደራቸው በርካታ የአገር መሪዎች በተገኙበት ግብዓተ መሬታቸው [...]
MOYALE, Kenya (Xinhua) – Kenyan authorities on Tuesday arrested 33 Ethiopian aliens in the border town of Moyale in the northern part of the East African nation. Marsabit County Commissioner Isaiah Nakoru said the aliens were arrested by police officers on patrols during an operation to flush out militias following recent inter-ethnic clashes in the [...]
Listen to ENTC weekly radio program – Week 11 – December 16 Emperor Menelik’s 100th year memorial, Semayawi Party Washington DC meeting and other programs. Listen here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363
Africa’s Wise Lion and Ethiopia’s Restless Cheetahs—Never give up and keep on trying to build your Beloved Ethiopian Community! December 15, 2013. It is the saddest day of the year for me. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was finally interred with state honors in Qunu, a small rural village in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province. He spent [...]
Hundreds of Ethiopians have attended a town-hall meeting today in Washington DC that was organized by the opposition Semayawi Party. It is the largest Ethiopian political gathering this year in the Washington DC Metro Area. See photos here. [Semayawi Party Chairman Yilkal Getinet receives a portrait of Menelik II from a member of the Ethiopian [...]
Madingo Afework – Sidet
December 13, 2013 December 13th, 2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the Anuak genocide that began with the brutal massacre of 424 Anuak leaders and young students in less than three days, but continued for another two years. On December 13, 2003, members of the TPLF/EPRDF military’s 43rd Division entered Gambella town in southwestern Ethiopia. Over [...]
How best to honor Madiba in Ethiopia. By Yilma Bekele President Mandela was inspired by the history and people of a place called Ethiopia and today we Ethiopians look at the life of this great man as an inspiration and source of optimism on what is possible when we are willing to practice what we [...]
Listen to ENTC radio – Special Program on today’s court decisions on the Ethiopian Muslims arbitration committee. Interview with First Hijra President Haji Nejib Mohammed and ENTC Public Relations head Mr. Mensur Nuru. Listen here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363