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Causes of deaths at Ethiopian hospitals – study

Ethiopia is encountering a growing burden of non-communicable diseases along with infectious diseases, perinatal and nutritional problems that have long been considered major problems of public health importance. This retrospective analysis was carried out to examine the mortality patterns from …

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

Ethiopian under the Woyanne junta continues to rank at the bottom among other nations in every development scale. Most Ethiopians live under obscene poverty where children in the capital city scavenge for food in trash dumps. In this information age, …

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Why ethnic-federalism deters equitable, integrated development

By Aklog Birara, PhD

Hunger is actually the worst of all weapons of mass destruction, claiming millions of victims every year. Fighting hunger and poverty and promoting development are the truly sustainable way to achieve world peace. There will

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Pentagon to Ethiopians: your suffering is not important to us

Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter Discusses Security Partnership With Leaders in Ethiopia

By Cheryl Pellerin | American Forces Press Service

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 25, 2013 – Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with senior government and military leaders here …

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Al Amoudi companies that are looting Ethiopia

The group of companies listed below are owned by Saudi agent Al Amoudi. These 40 companies are currently busy looting and plundering Ethiopia in partnership with the Woyanne apartheid junta. In the meantime, Al Amoudi’s puppet-masters in Saudi Arabia savagely …

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አዉራ የሌለዉ ትግል፤ እረኛ የሌለዉ መንጋ ነዉ – እኔ መሪዬን መርጫለሁ እናንተስ?

ከፍስሃ እሸቱ (ዶ/ር)

በቅርቡ ከዳር ቆሞ ለዉጥን መጠበቅ የህልም እንጀራ በሚል በትግሉ ጎራ ላይ ያለኝን የግሌን አመለካከት የሚገልፅ ፅሁፍ ለወገኖቼ ማቅረቤ ይታወሳል። ይንንኑም ተከትሎ የተለያዩ አስተያቶች ከበርካታ አንባብያን ደርሰዉኛል። ወገኖቼም በቀረበዉ ሀሳብ ላይ ተነስታችሁ ለሰጣችሁኝ ገንቢ አስተያቶች የከበረ ምስጋናዬን አቀርባለሁኝ። …

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A film in memory of Alem Dechasa

By Rebecca Whiting

(Al-Akhbar) — The situation of migrant domestic workers in Lebanon, structured by a lack of protective labor laws and a culture of racial inequality, marks a huge failure in the country’s human rights record. Documentary filmmaker Vanessa …

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Ethiopia 2013: Year of the Cheetah Generation

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Year of the Cheetahs

2013 shall be the Year of Ethiopia’s Cheetah Generation.

“The Cheetah Generation refers to the new and angry generation of young African graduates and professionals, who look at African issues and problems from a totally different

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“I am a journalist” – Reeyot Alemu

(IWMF) — It was only a matter of time before Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu was sent to prison. Her country has become one of the most oppressive in the world for press freedom, with numbers of jailed journalists …

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ENTC to convene its general assembly on Feb. 22 in Washington DC

The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) announced that it will hold its mid-term general assembly in Washington DC from Feb. 22 – 24, 2013. The meeting will evaluate ENTC’s activities of the past six months and will make necessary adjustments, …

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Hailemariam Desalegn answers questions in Parliament

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn at a Q&A session in Parliament – January 1, 2013

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Ethiopian woman in Kuwait died after falling from a building

KUWAIT CITY (Arabtimes) — An Ethiopian woman died when she fell from the window of a domestic employment agency in Hawally.

According to security sources, when the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information from the building guard about …

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Ethiopian Review’s 2012 Person of the Year

Ethiopian Review’s 2012 Person of the Year is Julian Paul Assange.

The people of Ethiopia continued to wallow in misery in 2012 and the main cause is lack of freedom. The level of prosperity and quality of life in …

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Ring in Redress to All Humankind

HR 2012 is gone. 2013 is on the way. Let us ring in redress to all humankind.

I wish a happy and prosperous new year to all of my readers throughout the world. To those who have unwearyingly followed my columns …

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ሰብአዊ መብት ለሰብአዊያን

ከፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም
ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ

በዓለም ዙርያ ያሉትን አንባቢዎቼን 2013 የደስታና የብልጽጋና ዓመት ይሁንላችሁ በማለት መልካም ምኞቴን እገልጻለሁ፡፡

ላለፉት ያልተቋረጡ 300 ሳምንታት ያህል ጦማሮቼን ለተከታተሉ ሁሉ፤ከልብ የመነጨ አክብሮቴንና ምስጋናዬን እገልጻለሁ፡፡ ከኢትዮጵያና ከዲያስፖራ ኢትዮጵያዊያን ለተቸረኝ ማበረታታት ምስጋናዬ ይድረስልኝ፡፡

አንባቢዎቼን፤ በኢትዮጵያና …

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DLA Piper, a hired gun for rogue nations

A Newsweek article by Joshua Kurlantzick points out the shameful activities of some law/lobbying firms in Washington DC that are hired guns for criminal regimes around the world who are terrorizing their people. The most notorious among them is DLA …

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Gen. Samora Yenus in a German hospital – update

UPDATE – December 28, 2012: Ethiopian Review sources are reporting that armed forces chief of staff Gen. Samora Yenus is back in a Germany hospital. In August, we reported that Samora, looking frail, returned to Addis Ababa to attend …

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In Ethiopia, a daily struggle for clean water (video)

In the first in a series of collaborative reports about water problems around the world, Fred de Sam Lazaro of PBS reports on the shortage of potable water in Ethiopia and how the effort required to maintain existing watering points …

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SMNE Message for Christmas

Ethiopia can be transformed but the change we seek should start from within our own souls and hearts

Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE)

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December 25, 2012

Dear Colleagues and Friends;

As many of our fellow Ethiopians of …

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ሰብአዊ መብትና: መንግሥታዊ ግፊት በኢትዮጵያ (2012)

ከፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም                                                                                                                     ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ

በዲሴምበር 2008 ላይ በኢትዮጵያ የ‹‹ለውጥ የሌሽ ዓመት›› በማለት እንጉርጉሮ መሰል መልእክት ጽፌ ነበር፡፡

2008 የ2007፤2006፤2005፤2004 ቅጂ ነበር… በየቀኑ ኢትዮጵያዊያን ሲነቁ ልክ እንደተሰበረ የሙዚቃ ሸክላ ባለፈው የሕይወት ስቃያቸው ድግግሞሽ መከራ ውስጥ በመዳከር ነበር የሚገኙት፡፡ እያንዳንዱ

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TPLF Inc. as a ‘silent killer’

Aklog Birara, PhD

Have you ever wondered, as I have, why Ethiopia and the Ethiopian people are caught in a vicious cycle of disillusionment, dispossession and disempowerment? Have you pondered, as I have, the simple truth that the vast majority …

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PM Hailemariam Desalegn expresses frustration to close confidants

Ethiopia’s new prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, has expressed frustration with the Tigrean People Liberation Front (TPLF) to a group of close friends he recently met. One long time friend of the prime minister (who wants to remain anonymous) told Ethiopian …

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Ethiopia 2012: Human Rights and Government Wrongs

Another Groundhog Year

In December 2008, I wrote a weekly commentary lamenting the fact that 2008 was “Groundhog Year” in Ethiopia:

It was a repetition of 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004… Everyday millions of Ethiopians woke up only to find themselves

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Leveling the playing field in Ethiopia

By Yilma Bekele

The press release was short and to the point. It was only six paragraphs long and was written in a matter of fact way. There were no trumpets blaring, no press conference with TV lights and no …

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Will the World End Today? – U.S. Geological Survey says ‘Be Prepared, Every Day’

(USGS) — Based on interpretations of the ancient Mayan calendar, some people are predicting the world will end on December 21, 2012, Others believe that instead of doomsday and destruction, the day will mark a new era for …

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Genes reveal grain of truth to Queen of Sheba story

By Hannah Krakauer  |  New Scientist

The genomes of Ethiopian people hold echoes of the meeting between a legendary king and queen.

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About 3000 years ago, the Queen of Sheba purportedly travelled from what is now Ethiopia to meet …

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Lorenzo Taezaz And The Italo-Ethiopian War (1935-1941)

By Daniel Kindie

Lorenzo Taezaz could be considered as one of the legendary heroes of the Italo-Ethiopian war of 1935-1941. From the day he left his homeland in 1925, until his untimely death in Sweden in 1946, he had an …

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World-renowned journalists speak up about Eskinder Nega

“Who among us could write what I’m about to read,” asked Carl Bernstein, “spirit unbowed, faith in freedom and the power of the written word untrammeled?” That is how Bernstein, a legend of American journalism, paid tribute to one of …

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Ethiopian migrants abused and unwelcome in Yemen

Desperately seeking a future

By Graham Peebles | mwcnews.net

December 18, 2012

Year on year the numbers of men women and children leaving Ethiopia in search of work and freedom from repression in one of the Gulf States and beyond …

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አሜሪካ ከጀግኖች አፍሪካውያን ጎን ትቆማለች ?

ከፕሮፌሰር  ዓለማየሁ  ገብረማርያም
ትርጉም  ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ


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ታሪክ ከጀግኖች አፍሪካውያን  ጋር ከወገነ፤  አሜሪካስ  ለምን  አትወግንም ?

ፕሬዜዳንት ኦባማ አክራ፤ ጋናን በ2009 ሲጎበኙ ሁለት አስቸኳይና አስፈላጊ መልዕክቶችን አስተላልፈው ነበር፡፡ ‹‹ታሪክ ከጀግኖች …

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16 European Parliament members sent a letter to PM Hailemairma Desalegn asking him to free Eskinder Nega

Today, 16 members of the European Parliament issued a public letter to Ethiopian Prime Minster Hailemariam Desalegn expressing their grave concern regarding the continued detention of imprisoned journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega.

Arrested in 2011 and detained without access to …

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96 Ethiopians arrested in northern Tanzania

GLOBAL TIMES — Tanzanian authorities on Monday said that 96 Ethiopians who were found hiding in villages near Kenya boarder.

According to immigration officers, the Ethiopians were arrested on Sunday morning when they were found in a lorry in an …

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ከዳር ቆሞ ለዉጥን መጠበቅ የህልም እንጀራ

ፍስሀ እሸቱ (ዶ/ር)

በሀገራችን ያለዉን ሁኔታ ስንመለከተዉ በጥቂት ቃላት ማጠቃለል የቻላል። ይህም ከድጡ ወደ ማጡ የሚለዉ በጥሩ ሁኔታ የሚገልጸዉ ይመስለኛል። አበዉ ጉልቻ ቢለዋወጥ እንደሚሉ አፈናዉ፤ ስለላዉ፤ እስሩ፤ ግድያዉ፤ ስደቱ፤ ዘረፋዉና፤ ማናለብኝነቱ ሳይቋረጥ ቀጥሏል። አዲሱ ጠቅላይ ሚንስትርና አጋሮቻቸዉም ደግመዉ ደጋግመዉ አስረግጠዉ …

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Will the U.S. Stand by the Side of Brave Africans?

maglIf History is on the Side of Brave Africans, Shouldn’t the U.S. be Too?

When President Obama visited Accra, Ghana in 2009, he delivered two distinct political messages within one overarching moral imperative: “History is on the side of brave

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Freed Ethiopian prisoners in Israel speak out

Save Ethiopia and ENTC members visited freed child-prisoners in Israel.

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Susan Rice built her career on catering to authority, even some of Africa’s most loathsome dictators

By Jacob Heilbrunn | The Daily Beast

With her decision to withdraw from consideration as secretary of state, Susan Rice—and her greatest champion, President Obama—is finally bowing to the inevitable. Her supporters concocted any number of reasons to promote her …

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Susan Rice is now Fried Rice – a great news for her victims in Africa

By Yilma Bekele

Good news is always welcome. Then there is the extraordinarily good news that jars you from your slumber. And when the good news happens right around Christmas there is nothing one can do other than put more …

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ENTC statement on current situation in Ethiopia

ENTC issued a press release today on the current Ethiopian situation. The press release strongly denounced the ongoing abuses and injustices by the regime and calls for all Ethiopians to get engaged.

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Surviving Anxiety

Solome Tibebu discusses her experience suffering from anxiety and how she survived it.…

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DLA Piper back in London court to harass Ethiopian Review

DLA Piper goes to a London court again representing the Woyanne junta and their money launderer and fellow thief Mohammed Al Amoudi to harass me and try to shut down Ethiopian Review (see here). Last time, in 2011, …

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ENTC Continues seasonal campaign

Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) is conveying its best wishes in the holiday season to all Ethiopians. It has been six months since ENTC has been officially formed. Although the road to victory is a long and difficult one, the …

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Report TPLF spy chief Debretsion Gebremichael to the U.S. Homeland Security’s War Crimes Unit

DebretsionI have been informed that the TPLF spy chief Debretsion Gebremichael, who has recently been promoted as deputy prime minister, will come to the U.S. in the coming few weeks. An American friend who is a regular reader of Ethiopian …

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Remembering the victims of 2003 Gambella Massacre

By Obang Metho | Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE)

December 13, 2012

Click here to see video of testimony by survivors of 2003 Gambella massacre

December 13, 2012 marks the 9-year anniversary of the brutal massacre of 424 …

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ENTC has formed a new chapter in Norway

Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has continued to work on expanding its organizational reach throughout the world. This effort includes strengthening the chapters that are already established as well as forming new ones. In line with this effort, it has …

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The growing child prostitution and human trafficking in Ethiopia should put all Ethiopians to shame

EDITOR’S NOTE: While Ethiopia’s regime cooks up fantastic numbers to show double digit growth, the realities on the ground are more sobering and depressing.  The political elite is addicted to foreign handouts and human trafficking. In an economy where unemployment

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BOOK REVIEW: The Great Land Giveaway

Review by Lisanu Betaw

The recently released book by Dr. Aklog Birara (hereafter referred to as the author) on Ethiopia titled “The Great Land Giveaway” is a phenomenal piece of work reflecting the culmination of a dedicated research …

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Israel reportedly engaged in racist sterilization of Ethiopian women

By Talila Nesher | Haaretz

Women say that while waiting in transit camps in Ethiopia they were coaxed into agreeing to injections of long-acting birth control drugs.

Women who immigrated from Ethiopia eight years ago say they were told they …

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Susan Rice and Africa’s Despots

By Salem Solomon | New York Times

ON Sept. 2, Ambassador Susan E. Rice delivered a eulogy for a man she called “a true friend to me.” Before thousands of mourners and more than 20 African heads of state in …

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Susan Rice’s dalliance with dictators coming back to haunt her: The Atlantic Wire

This New Susan Rice Charge May Stick

By Dashiel Bennett | The Atlantic Wire

December 10, 2012

Republican Senators have gotten little traction trying to pin the Benghazi disaster on U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, but new details about the role …

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Susan Rice and Africa’s Unholy Trinity

Matriarch of the Unholy Trinity

Susan Rice, the current U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., has been waltzing (or should I say do-se-do-ing) with Africa’s slyest, slickest and meanest dictators for nearly two decades. More cynical commentators have said she has

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OBEDIENCE to Tyrants – the root causes

The most important single quality of any government, without which it would not exist, must be the obedience and submission of its subjects… [read more]…

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Spy chief Debretsion Gebrmicheal appointed as Deputy Prime Minister

ADDIS ABABA (Reporter) — The House of Peoples’ Representatives today approved the appointment of two new Deputy Prime Ministers. Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Debretsion Gebremichael, and Minister of Cabinet Affairs and head of the Office of the Prime …

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Nile project: a hidden bomb? or a pomise for shared prosperity?

By Aklog Birara, PhD

This paper is third of a series on Ethiopian fascinations concerning the “Arab Spring.” Beyond these current fascinations, there are strategic economic and diplomatic dimensions that require deeper analysis and understanding with regard to relations between …

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Journalism is Not Terrorism: EFF

Electronic Freedom Foundation Calling on Ethiopia to Free Eskinder Nega

By Rainey Reitman | Electronic Freedom Foundation

November 19, 2012

Eskinder Nega, an award-winning journalist who has been imprisoned for over a year, appeared briefly in court to appeal the …

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Some of the poor in Addis Ababa survive on restaurant leftovers

While members of the ruling Woyanne junta and their families plunder the country and buy properties in Western capitals, over one million people in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa are left homeless and many of them depend on restaurant leftovers to

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German’s Heinrich Böll Foundation leaves Ethiopia in protest

(DW) — Named after the German Nobel Prize winner for Literature, the Heinrich Böll Foundation is an NGO promoting democracy and human rights. It is leaving Ethiopia in protest against restrictions on its activities.

“The closure of the …

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Ethiopian Muslim protests show no signs of abating

ADDIS ABABA (IRIN) – Tensions have been simmering over several months between Muslims and the government, with thousands holding demonstrations in protest at the government’s alleged interference in religious affairs; the government has blamed the protests on a small …

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Unity the path to change in Ethiopia: Researcher

The King is dead long live the King

By Graham Peebles

November 14,  2012

It is a new-year in Ethiopia, (belated) happy 2005 one and all. With it comes a new prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, deputy PM under Meles Zenawi …

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A U.S. panel accused Ethiopia’s regime of abusing religious freedom of Muslims

(Reuters) – A U.S. panel on religious freedom accused the Ethiopian government of trying to tighten control of its Muslim minority amid mass protests, saying it is risking greater destabilization of the Horn of Africa region.

Ethiopia, which has long …

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Cloud of uncertainty over Ethiopia after Meles: UK Institute

After Meles: Implications for Ethiopia’s Development

BY  Handino, M., Lind, J. and Mesfin, B |UK Institute of Development Studies

October 2012

Meles Zenawi, the long-serving Ethiopian Prime Minister since 1995 and leader of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) …

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1 million people live in the streets of Addis Ababa (video)

This documentary highlights the abject poverty in Ethiopia’s capital where over 1 million people are homeless and tens of thousands of children survive on trash dump while the khat-addicted dictator spends hundreds of millions of dollars to buy military hardware

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Illiterate Ethiopian children hacked Motorola Xoom tablets

By David Talbot, MIT Technology Review

With 100 million first-grade-aged children worldwide having no access to schooling, the One Laptop Per Child organization is trying something new in two remote Ethiopian villages—simply dropping off tablet computers with preloaded programs and …

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Ethiopian authorities abusing Muslim population: Amnesty International

Ethiopia: Government continues to target peaceful Muslim protest movement

Amnesty International

2 November 2012

Ethiopia: Government continues to target peaceful Muslim protest movement

The Ethiopian authorities are committing human rights violations in response to the ongoing Muslim protest movement in

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Ethiopian journalist honored in Beverly Hills

(LOS ANGELES TIMES) — Reeyot Alemu missed an important dinner engagement in Beverly Hills. But she had a good excuse.

The 31-year-old journalist is jailed in the notoriously brutal, rodent-infested Kaliti prison in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. She’s …

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Ethiopia Muslims stage peaceful protest after Friday prayer

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — As midday prayers came to an end at the Grand Anwar mosque in Ethiopia’s capital, worshippers continued on to what has become a regular second act on Fridays — shouting anti-government slogans.

The demonstrations this …

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Ethiopia lost $3.4 billion through capital flight in 2010 – University of Massachusetts

In a new report released this month, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst revealed that Ethiopia loses over a billion dollar every year through capital flight and in 2010 alone, USD $3.4 billion have vanished. It is not secret who …

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Israeli company focuses on Ogaden and Afar lands

By Yonas Abiye | Ethiopianreporter.com

October 27, 2012

Looking at a wide portion of Somali or Afar regions, one might be tempted to call it as …

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Massive protests by Ethiopian Muslims following Eid prayers on Friday

Muslims defied threats by Ethiopia’s TPLF regime as hundreds of thousands marched following Eid prayers on Friday. Protests engulfed not only Addis Ababa, but also other major Ethiopian cities as well.  They asked the government to stop interference in religious …

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A professor’s search for his lost dog in Addis Ababa

A short film about the search for a dog provides a vivid insight into life in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. Directed by Miguel Llansó and Yohannes Feleke. Screened at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam.

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Ethiopian Muslims continue protests, as new PM continues the legacy of interference

By Mohammed Osman

A couple of days after Ethiopia’ new Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn voiced his government’s stubborn stance towards the legitimate demands of the country’s Muslims, the faithful continued their nationwide protests against government interference in religious affairs.

The …

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TPLF boss says Muslim protests have to be stopped

Debretsion Gebremichael, TPLF spy chief who also doubles as Minister of Communication and Information Technology, appears to suggest that the ruling party has mobilized to crush peaceful Muslim protests.  Debretsion used Addis Ababa University as a platform to declare war

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DNA confirms Ethiopian lions are genetically distinct group

By Steve Connor | The Independent

October 11, 2012

A pride of captive lions descended from the private menagerie of Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia is genetically distinct from all other lions of Africa, a study has found.

 

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VOA reporter in Addis Ababa detained

(CPJ) Ethiopian authorities should halt their harassment of journalists covering the country’s Muslim community and their intimidation of citizens who have tried to speak to reporters about sensitive religious, ethnic, and political issues, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.…

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Occupy palace – Week 2

It’s been 2 weeks now since the widow of Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi has been refusing to leave the prime minister’s residence in the National Palace. Azeb Mesfin, aka the mother of corruption, is causing a major embarrassment for the …

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Ethiopian Muslims resume protest against government interference

By William Davison

(Bloomberg) — Today, several thousand Ethiopian Muslims protested in the capital, Addis Ababa, against what they say is government interference in the election of Islamic council leaders, a participant said.

An election for the Ethiopian Islamic Affairs …

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ESAT is back on air Ethiopia

Addis Ababa residents confirmed to Ethiopian Review that ESAT is back on air. ESAT also issued the following press release:

ESAT has finalizing testing and is back on air in Ethiopia through New Horn TV.

ESAT Management would like to …

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Obang’s letter to PM Hailemariam

 “Meaningful Reforms, Reconciliation and the Restoration of Justice”

SMNE Urges New Prime Minister to Take Bold Steps That Will Lead the Country to a New Ethiopia

An Open Letter to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn,

 

September 26, 2012

 

His

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Meles Zenawi’s legacy of terror

By Melakou Tegegn

Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi died in August after ruling the country from 1995 to 2012. Contrary to regime claims of economic development, he will be remembered for crushing all dissent to his rule.

Discussing Meles’ legacy is …

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Hailemariam pledges to maintain Meles Zenawi’s controversial policies – VOA

By Peter Heinlein | Voice of America

NEW YORK — Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has pledged to maintain the controversial policies of his predecessor, Meles Zenawi, who died last month. The Ethiopian leader outlined his views on foreign and …

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Ethiopian flight 409 might be a victim of Israel-Hizbullah war (Wikileaks)

Wikileaks has released documents today that shed new light on what has cause the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 in 2009. The new WikiLeaks releases are email threads from the global intelligence firm Stratfor dating back to the time …

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For Susan Rice, a Chance for Redemption

By Selam Beyene, PhD

The eulogy delivered in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa by Susan Rice, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, on the occasion of the funeral and mysterious death of dictator Meles Zenawi will probably go down in …

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Ethiopia: A New Prime Minister in a New Year

By Alemayehu G Mariam

hmEthiopians had their new year on September 11. It is now 2005. On September 21, they also got a new prime minster. How delightfully felicitous to have a new prime minister in the new year! Heartfelt …

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Stop bullshitting

By Elias Kifle

After I wrote a commentary a few days ago saying that we Ethiopians need to give the new prime minister some time to prove himself worthy of our support, I have received a flood of responses from …

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African land grab leads to famine: Obang’s address to conference in Germany

Obang Metho speaks about  Land, Water and Resource-Grabbing and Its Impact on Food Security in Africa

At the 1st Africa Congress on Effective Cooperation for a Green Africa in Bremerhaven, Germany

Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE)

Thank you …

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Ato Seye and his politics

By Yilma Bekele

Mr. Charles Krauthammer is an American syndicated columnist, political commentator and is considered a highly influential conservative voice. He is critical of President Obama’s policies and supports the election of Mr. Romney to be President. As a …

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The conditional nature of TPLF’s Ethiopiawinet

By Messay Kebede

A friend recently sent me a video presenting Sebhat Nega’s defense of the TPLF constitution. My friend was rightly amazed at the dismissive and arrogant nature of the defense. My reaction wandered a bit in the direction …

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EPRDF chooses Hailemriam Desalegn and Demeke Mekonnen as chair and vice chair

By William Davison

ADDIS ABABA (Bloomberg) — Ethiopia’s ruling party, EPRDF, confirmed acting Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn as the successor to the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.

Meles, who led Ethiopia for 21 years and who oversaw one of Africa’s

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Ethiopia’s ruling junta convened to choose a replacement to the late dictator (video)

Ethiopia’s ruling junta, EPRDF, convened today to choose a successor to the late dictator Meles Zenawi. Today’s meeting has just ended, but there is no official announcement on any decision yet. The meeting was chaired by acting prime minister Hailemariam …

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Ethiopian National Transitional Council spreads its regime change message in Ethiopia

In the Ethiopian New Year, Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC), in collaboration with Tinsae Ethiopia, has intensified its call to the people of Ethiopia to get organized and liberate ourselves from the TPLF regime.

During the past week, Tinsae Ethiopia …

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Video shows a fake firefight was staged to convict two Swedish journalists in Ethiopia

Translated from Swedish TV website SVT

Proof of Hoax in Ethiopia

SVT can now reveal that the videos that the Ethiopian government used as evidence of the arrest of the Swedish journalists is staged. Our sources even claim that the …

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EPRDF becoming a tinderbox

A delegation of the ruling junta in Ethiopia, Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF), has secretly met with acting prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn over the weekend in Addis Ababa to negotiate TPLF’s role in the new regime.

It is not known …

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Al Amoudi back to drinking and partying

The drunkard billionaire sheik Mohamed Al Amoudi, best friend of the late Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi, is back to partying, getting drunk and making a fool out of himself.

Al Amoudi

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Saudi Arabia warned its citizens not to travel to Ethiopia

RIYADH (SPA) — The Interior Ministry has warned citizens against traveling to Ethiopia.

The warning came after a cable from the Saudi Embassy in Addis Ababa about the tense situation currently prevailing in Ethiopia, including violence against Muslims …

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TPLF prepares to conduct purges in the EPRDF rank to keep the premiership

The Tigrean People Liberation Front (TPLF), the leading party in the ruling coalition in Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Peoples’ Democratic Front (EPRDF), is preparing to eliminate potential threats to its continued dominance by conducting purges in the EPRDF rank, according to …

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Meles Zenawi, America’s “son-of-a-bitch”

By Olaana Abbaaxiiqii

On August 20, following Ethiopia’s meticulously choreographed funeral for former dictator, Meles Zenawi, which was designed to buttress his legacy, a friend asked me to listen to the United States Ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice’s encomium …

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Some advise to TPLF (Tesfaye Gebreab)

We are learning that the division within the ruling junta EPRDF is deepening by the day and by the hour as they squabble over who will replace Meles Zenawi continues. Making things even more complicated is that widow of the …

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Ethiopia’s opportunity — a new day beckons: Graham Peebles

Analysis

By Graham Peebles | Ceasefiremagazine.com

In the wake of the death of Ethiopia’s long-serving PM, Meles Zenawi, two weeks ago, Graham Peebles argues this could be the best opportunity in a generation for Ethiopians to secure a more equal,

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Meles’s Death: Paradoxes and Opportunities

By Messay Kebede

Beyond the pathetic and at times ridiculous theatrics of Ethiopians ordered not only to mourn but also to show visible signs of a boundless grief over the death of Meles Zenawi, henceforth advertised as a great and …

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The cause of Meles Zenawi’s death and its import

By Selam Beyene

In the absence of a legitimate autopsy report, a death certificate or a credible official statement relating to the reason behind the hospitalization and eventual death of the former ruler of one of the most populous countries …

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The late dictator’s funeral scaled down because of security concerns

The late Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi’s funeral Sunday has been scaled down because of security threats, according to an Ethiopian Review correspondent in Addis Ababa.

The gathering for the funeral at the Addis Ababa Holy Trinity Cathedral has also been …

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