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Pushback against Ethiopia’s campaign to infiltrate the EITI

Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE) March 14, 2014 An Open Letter to African Steering Committee Members for Publish What You Pay (PWYP)[i] Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Board Members from PWYP   Dear Ali Idrissa, Jean-Claude Katende and Faith Nwadishi, and other members of the EITI Board: We in the Solidarity Movement for […]

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በኢንቨስትመንት ስም የመሬት ነጠቃ

በኢንቨስትመንት ስም አፍሪካ ውስጥ የሚደረገውን የመሬት ቅርምት አስመልክቶ የካናዳ የፓርላማ አባላትና እውቅ ምሁራንን ያሳተፈ ውይይት በኦታዋ ተደረገ Ottawa, Canada February 25, 2014 Coalition for Equitable Land Acquisitions and Development in Africa በምህጻረ ቃል CELADA በመባል የሚታወቀው በካናዳ ኦታዋ ውስጥ የተቋቋመ ድርጅት በአፍሪካ እየተኪያሄደ ያለውን የመሬት ቅርምት አስመልክቶ በርካታ የፓርላማ አባላት፣ የተራድኦ ድርጅት ሃላፊዎች የዩኒቨርሲቲ መምህራን […]

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Anniversary of the Battle of Adwa

  Ethiopian forces led by Emperor Menelik annihilated invading Italian colonial troops on March 2, 1896 at the Battle of Adwa.  Ethiopians killed over 6,000,  wounded and captured thousands more in a mere eight hours. The Ethiopian camp was ably led by Menelik  & Taytu, Rases Mekonnen, Takle Haymanot, Mikael, Mengesha  and Alula.  The self-confident […]

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Ethiopians return home to a bleak future

More than 150,000 Ethiopians have been deported from Saudi Arabia in recent months By Rebecca Murray | Aljazeera February 28, 2014 Ahmed woke up in a Riyadh hospital with his kidney removed    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Ahmed, 20 years old, weakly sits down in a chair under the hot sun, dazed, as young men and […]

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Violence in the Ogaden Rages On

Ethiopian Persecution, Threats and Kidnapping By Graham Peebles | counterpunch.org February 28, 2014 Hidden and isolated from the world the armed conflict raging in the Ogaden region of Ethiopia goes unnoticed. The killing and raping of innocent civilians at the hands of the military and their paramilitary partners in crime the Liyu police, the false […]

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Hacking Team and the Targeting of Ethiopian Journalists

Tigre Liberation Front’s no-holds-barred electronic espionage in the United States February  2014 Authors: Bill Marczak, Claudio Guarnieri, Morgan Marquis-Boire, and John Scott-Railton. This post is the first in a series of posts that focus on the global proliferation and use of Hacking Team’s RCS spyware, which is sold exclusively to governments. Read the report’s coverage in the Washington […]

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ዓለም ባንክ ኢህአዴግን በረበረው – ከዚያስ?

ኢህአዴግ የተጭበረበረ ሪፖርት አቅርቦ ነበር ከ ጎልጉል ድረገጽ February 19, 2014 ኢህአዴግ “አልመረመርም፣ አልበረበርም” በማለት ሲያንገራግር ከቆየ በኋላ በዓለም ባንክ ቀጭን ትዕዛዝ ለመበርበር መስማማቱን ገልጾ በተለያዩ አካላት ምርመራ ተካሂዶበታል። በተከታታይ ሲካሄድ የነበረው ምርመራ አካል የሆነው የመጨረሻ ምርመራ ባለፈው ሳምንት አጋማሽ ተጠናቋል። የጎልጉል ታማኝ ምንጮች እንደተናገሩት ስድስት አባላትን ያካተተው የዓለም ባንክ የምርመራ ቡድን ኢህአዴግን መርምሮ ተመልሷል። የሚጠበቀው […]

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Ethiopia: Land, Water Grabs Devastate Communities

Human Rights Watch Satellite Images Show Devastating Toll on 500,000 Pastoralists (Nairobi, February 19, 2014) – New satellite imagery shows extensive clearance of land used by indigenous groups to make way for state-run sugar plantations in Ethiopia’s Lower Omo Valley, Human Rights Watch and International Rivers said today. Virtually all of the traditional lands of the 7,000-member Bodi […]

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SMNE Calls for Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Board to Reject Ethiopia’s Re-application for Membership

Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia February 18, 2014. Washington, DC–. Ethiopia is once again applying for membership in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), “a coalition of global countries, companies, investors and civil society working together to improve openness and accountable management of revenues from natural resources.” Countries that meet the EITI criteria for […]

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US law inches towards demanding accountability from Ethiopia

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 […]

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Teff is the new super grain

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 […]

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Dr. King and the Ethiopia Connection

Happy Birthday Dr. King! January 19, 2014     Ethiopia was front and center in the fight against racial inequality and colonial rule in the 21st century. Emperor Menelik’s unprecedented victory against Italian forces in Adwa was an inspiration to black people and to all people under colonial rule.  The victory at Adwa inspired the […]

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

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 […]

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ዋናውን ሌባ ማን ይከሰዋል? አብዮታዊ ዲሞክራሲያዊ የሰው ንግድ!

ከጎልጉል ድረገጽ January 8, 2014 ኢህአዴግ ልዩ ምክንያት ከሌለው በስተቀር የውጪ ጠላት አያፈራም የሚሉ በርካታ አስተያየት ሰጪዎች አሉ። ምክንያት ካለው ግን ቅንድቧን አንደተላጨችው ነገረኛ ሴት ለመጋጨት ይፈጥናል። ከፊትለፊቱ ገንዘብ ካየ ደግሞ ኢህአዴግ ገደል ሜዳው ነው የሚሉም አሉ። ገንዘብ በሌለበት ቦታ ኢህአዴግ አይታይም በማለት ከበረሃው ኑሮ ጀምሮ የሚከሱት ጥቂቶች አይደሉም። በቅርቡ በሳዑዲ አረቢያ ምድር በሁለት ምድብ […]

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Ethiopian Migrants Expelled by Saudis Remain in Limbo Back Home

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 […]

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

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 […]

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Back from Saudi frying pan to Ethiopian fire, and now on to Sudanese hell

The unending nightmare of Ethiopia’s unemployed youth Ethiopia Swamped by Tidal Wave of Returned Migrants By Ed McKenna | ipsnews.net December 25, 2013 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The return of 120,000 young undocumented migrant workers from Saudi Arabia to Ethiopia has sparked fears that the influx will worsen the country’s high youth unemployment and put pressure […]

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Obang Metho’s Chrsitmas Message

  December 25, 2013 Dear Friends and Colleagues; I want to extend my greetings to all of my friends, my fellow Ethiopian brothers and sisters throughout the world. I am wishing each of you who are followers of Jesus, a very Merry Christmas as we celebrate this most joyous time of the year when Jesus Christ […]

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ከአቶ አያሌው መነሳት ጀርባ የአቶ ደመቀ ሚና

“የቆየ ቁጭትና ቁርሾ ነው” ከጎልጉል ድረ ገጽ December 24, 2013   በአማራ ክልል የተካሄደውን ሹም ሽር ተከትሎ የተሰጠው ሹመትና የሹም ሽሩ አካሄድ መነጋጋሪያ ሆነ። “በቃኝ አሉ የተባሉትን ባለስልጣን አውርዶ እንደገና መሾም የተነቃበት የህወሃት የማረጋጊያ ጨዋታ ነች” ሲሉ ለጉዳዩ ቅርብ የሆኑ ተናገሩ። በሹም ሽሩ የአቶ ደመቀ መኮንን እጅ እንዳለበትና መንስዔውም “የቆየ ቁጭትና ቁርሾ” እንደሆነ ተጠቆመ። የአማራ […]

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It’s the Government, Stupid: Appraising Ethiopia’s Saudi Arabia Policy

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 […]

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Will you help free her husband?

  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 […]

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ኦርቶዶክስ ቤተ ክርስቲያን ካሽ ሬጅስተር ልትጠቀም ነው

(ምዕመናን  ለወያኔ ቫት ሊከፍሉ ይሆን?) የ ቄሳርን ለ ቄሳር የ እግዚያብሄርን ለ እግዚያብሄር…   By addisadmassnews.com December 21, 2013 ምእመናን ለሚከፍሉትና ለሚሰጡት ገንዘብ ደረሰኝ የመጠየቅ ልማድ ሊኖራቸው ይገባል ድብቅ ሙዳየ ምጽዋት ማስቀመጥ፣ በዣንጥላና በምንጣፍ ገንዘብ መለመን ይከለከላል በኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋሕዶ ቤተ ክርስቲያን የአዲስ አበባ ሀገረ ስብከት ገዳማት፣ አድባራትና አብያተ ክርስቲያናት የካሽ ሬጅስተር ማሽንን ለገቢ መሰብሰቢያነት ለመጠቀም  ቅድመ ዝግጅት እያደረጉ እንደሆነ ተገለጸ፡፡ ዘመኑን […]

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TPLF persists with land sales; ignores donor pleas to slow down

Ethiopian Government Provides 3.6 Million Hectares Of Land For Investments In Agriculture JIMMA, ETHIOPIA, Dec 19 (BERNAMA-National News Agency of Indonesia) Ethiopia’s Agriculture Investment and Land Administration Agency says 3.6 million hectares of arable land is being provided for investors engaged in the agriculture sector.Speaking at a training session for investors engaged in coffee plantations […]

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በራችሁን ዘግታችሁ እርቅ አውርዱ — አቶ ኦባንግ ለደቡብ ሡዳን ው/ጉ ሚኒስቴር

  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 […]

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Remembering the Anuak Massacre

  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 […]

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Donors group tries to put leash on TPLF sale of land

Donors are embarrassed by blatant TPLF use of their money to disenfranchise the poor and sell their land to wealthy foreigners.  Groups such as the Oakland Institute and Human Rights Watch have repeatedly demonstrated that foreign aid is actually hurting Ethiopia’s poor instead of helping them.  The United States, U.K. and Germany have worked out […]

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በ አዲስ አበባ ምስጢራዊ የወሲብ ገበያ ደርቷል

By Addis Admass November 7, 2013 — አብዛኛዎቹ “የአገልግሎቱ ተጠቃሚዎች” አረቦች ናቸው — የትላልቅ ድርጅቶች ፀሃፊዎች፣ ሞዴሎችና ተዋናዮች አሉበት  — ድንግልናን በ10ሺ ብር የሚያሻሽጡ ደላሎች ሞልተዋል — የከተማዋ ቱባ ባለሃብቶች “የአገልግሎቱ” ተጠቃሚዎች ናቸው    ሲኤምሲ ሣሚት ማዞሪያ አካባቢ ካሉት ዘመናዊ ቪላ ቤቶች በአንደኛው 12ሺ ብር ወርሃዊ ኪራይ እየከፈለች ትኖራለች፡፡ የምታሽከረክረው ኤክስኪዩቲቭ ቶዮታ፣ በየዕለቱ የምትቀያይራቸው እጅግ […]

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ከሳውዲ ተመላሽ ዜጎች ንብረታቸው በጉምሩክ እንደተወሰደባቸው ተናገሩ

By Addisadmass. com December 7, 2013   ህገወጥ ናችሁ ተብለው ከሳውዲ አረቢያ ወደ አገራቸው የተመለሱ ኢትዮጵያዊያን፤ ለበርካታ አመታት ለፍተን ያፈራነውን ንብረት ይዛችሁ መግባት አትችሉም ተብሎ ተነጥቀናል፡፡ የፍተሻ ሰራተኞች ሻንጣዎቻቸውን በመፈተሽ፣ ሞባይል ከአንድ በላይ ከያዙ ትርፉን በማስቀረት፣ አዳዲስ አልባሳት እና ኤሌክትሮኒክስ ቁሰቁሶች የተወሰኑትን ብቻ በመፍቀድ እና ያመጡትን ወርቆች ግራም በመቀነስ ንብረታቸውን እየወሰዱባቸው እንደሆነ ተመላሾቹ ገልፀዋል፡፡ መሃመድ […]

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Ethiopia’s government bends over backwards to please Saudis

Saudi savages continue to brutalize and kill Ethiopian migrants.  Yet, Ethiopia’s rulers are going out of their way to reassure Saudis that business continues as usual.  They are now offering Saudis  more land and other investment opportunities.  How much lower can this once proud nation sink?   Ethiopia OKs 361 Saudi investment projects By Arabnews.com […]

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What do apartheid South Africa & Ethiopia have in common?

Zakes Mda, a prominent South African novelist, poet and playwright, says Ethiopia’s anti-terrorism statues are similar to laws passed by the apartheid system.  Mda spoke up against Ethiopia’s suppression of journalists in a recent interview with Radio France International Please click on the link below to listen to this compelling interview. http://tinyurl.com/mwll5tz  

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Mandela’s Ethiopia Connection: Part II

Former Ethiopian Minister Ayalew Mandefro Remembers & Police Commander Dinka Gudeta’s Video Interview on How He Saved Mandela from South African Assassins   10 interesting facts about Ethiopia & Nelson Mandela; Ayalew Mandefro  bears testimony By Ethiopiaobservatory.com Dedember 7, 2013 In response to a question raised by Ato Abate Kassa to a group of Ethiopians linked by […]

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Mandela’s Ethiopia Connection

““Ethiopia has always held a special place in my own imagination, and the prospect of visiting Ethiopia attracted me more strongly than a trip to France, England, and America combined,” Mandela later wrote in his 1994 autobiography “Long Walk to Freedom.” “I felt I would be visiting my own genesis, unearthing the roots of what […]

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Ethiopia takes land from the poor and sells it to wealthy foreigners: Film

Land stealing is becoming the single most controversial issue in Africa. It involves large-scale land acquisitions by foreign countries and corporations for farming, biofuels, logging and minerals. Unlike land acquisitions in the United States and Europe where purchasers pay the fair market values for land, in Ethiopia and Africa as whole unscrupulous deals are displacing […]

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Saudi racism and the victimization of Ethiopians

By Graham Peebles | nationofchange.org November 23, 2013 Racism and hate running through the streets In the last 10 days persecution of Ethiopian migrant workers in Saudi Arabia has escalated. Men and women are forced from their homes by mobs of civilians and dragged through the streets of Riyadh and Jeddah. Distressing videos of Ethiopian […]

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Swift, decisive action a must to end the shame & suffering of Ethiopians in Arab lands: SMNE letter to Minster Adhanom

Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE)  November 23, 2013 SMNE urges Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom to take swift and comprehensive action in addressing the shameful treatment and humiliation of Ethiopian migrant workers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and other countries in the Middle East.     Please click on link below to […]

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ሳዑዲ በኢትዮጵያውያን ላይ የሚፈጽመውን ግፍ ለማጋለጥ ከዓለምአቀፍ ተቋማት ጋር እሠራለሁ –– ኦባንግ

By Goolgule.com November 22, 2013 በሳዑዲ አረቢያ በኢትዮጵያውያን ላይ የደረሰውንና እየደረሰ ያለውን ፈር የለቀቀ አስነዋሪ ግፍ ዓለምአቀፍ ይዘት እንዲኖረው ለማድረግ ከሰብዓዊ መብት ተሟጋች እና ሌሎች ዓለምአቀፋዊ ድርጅቶች ጋር እየሠሩ መሆናቸውን አቶ ኦባንግ ሜቶ በተለይ ለጎልጉል፡ የድረገጽ ጋዜጣ ተናገሩ፡፡ የሳዑዲ ልዑል ሰብዓዊነት የረገፈበትንና በግፍ የተሞላ የወሮበላ ተግባር የሚፈጸምበትን አሰቃቂ ተግባር የሚከናውኑትን አንጋቾች አሞካሹ፡፡ ያለ አንዳች ልዩነት […]

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Former Ethiopian commander talks about unspeakable crimes in Ogaden

By Mohamed Faarah | Somaliland Press November 21, 2013 Illays Program, a London based Somali Ogaden web journalists have presented a video about human right abuses in Ogaden. Commander Hassan Abdi Mohamud has revealed reports of arrest, rape and civilian killing in remote Somali ethnic populated region in eastern Ethiopia Ogaden Region. Mr. Hassan 27 […]

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

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 […]

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Time to hold Ethiopia’s corrupt leaders accountable: SMNE

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 […]

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

“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? […]

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Women’s Group Submits Human Rights Report on Ethiopia to the United Nations

Ethiopian Women’s Human Rights Alliance (EWHRA) Submits Human Rights Report on Ethiopia to the United Nation’s Universal Periodic Review September 19, 2013 Grassroots organization details human rights violations committed by the Ethiopian government and outlines recommendations to bring Ethiopia into compliance with international law. New York, New York—Ethiopian Women’s Human Rights Alliance (EWHRA) released a […]

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TPLF dirty trick alert: an all-out campaign pressuring witnesses to change testimony in World Bank investigation

Anuak Justice Council September 13, 2013 Reports are emerging about   TPLF/ERPDF Efforts to Suppress Testimony in World Bank’s Investigation Regarding the Misuse of WB Funds in the Forced Displacement of Anuak and Related Land Grabs in Ethiopia’s Gambella Region (Vancouver, BC, Canada) The Anuak Justice Council (AJC) has received disturbing reports from on-the-ground sources in […]

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TPLF luminaries defect to the US; infighting appears to intensify

Is Azeb Golla next? Arkebe Equbay, a one-time rising star of the Tigrai Peoples Liberation Front  and former mayor of Addis Ababa, has fled to the United States seeking asylum, according to reliable sources.  Also defecting is Getachew Equbay, Arkebe’s brother and former executive of Mesfin Engineering.  The brothers are said to have escaped along […]

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SMNE applauds peaceful resistance; opposes gov’t intimidation

Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE)   September 5, 2013 We in the Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE) are deeply disturbed by illegal and violent actions by the TPLF/EPRDF that prevented the Semayawi Party from carrying out its peaceful rally on Sunday, September 1. Despite receiving the go ahead from authorities to […]

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ደብረ ጽዮን ገብረ ሚካኤል አዜብን ለእስር እያሰናዳ ይሆን?

አዜብ መስፍን ይታሰራሉ?   ጎልጉል የድረገጽ ጋዜጣ September 6, 2013 September 3, 2013 11:46 am By Editor 6 Comments መለስ ዜናዊ ሆን ብለው ለፖለቲካ ሚዛን መጠበቂያ ሲገለገሉበት በነበረው “የሙስና ባህር” ያልተነከረበት የለም። ባህሩ ውስጥ ያልዋኘ የለም። ከባህሩ ራሳቸውን ያገለሉ ጥቂቶች ቢኖሩም ወ/ሮ አዜብ መስፍን ግን የባህሩ ዋናው አጥማቂና የውሃው ባለቤት እንደሆኑ በርካታ ምስክሮች አሉ። አቶ […]

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EFF calls on Secretary Kerry to speak up about Eskinder Nega imprisonment

An Open Letter to John Kerry: Tell Ethiopia to Release Eskinder Nega and Stop Imprisoning Bloggers September 4, 2013   “Individuals can be penalised, made to suffer (oh, how I miss my child) and even killed. But democracy is a destiny of humanity which can not be averted. It can be delayed but not defeated… […]

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14 victims of massacre in Kofele, Ethiopia identified

By Getahun Bekele | goolgule.com August 25, 2013 “Wolahi, Wolahi…” swears 85 year old Totolamo village barley farmer and cattle herder Hajji Abdinur Shifa when a reporter asked him if he know  any terrorist hiding in his village. His face looks like a paint of sorrow and grief. His wife affectionately called by the villagers, […]

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TPLF spies stage a drama in Addis

Ethiopia: Police “Discover” Bombs at Busy Market Place By  Getahun Bekle | tesfanews.net August 24, 2013   According to eye witnesses whom the Horn Times spoke to, this pictured police officer first picked the two harmless bombs but a colleague shouted at him to place them back under an Isuzu van reg. number, code 3-73189. […]

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Ethiopian-Americans grateful on 50th Anniversary of March on Washington

  The 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington is an important occasion for all those fighting for freedom.  Ethiopian-Americans have been among the beneficiaries of the struggles waged by Dr. King and the civil rights movement. The ebony kinship that binds Ethiopian-Americans and African-Americans have deep roots.  His Imperial Majesty Haile Sellassie I was […]

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Ethiopia tightens telecom grip: Economist

The government expands the mobile-phone network but tightens its grip The Economist Aug 24th 2013 It’s China calling ETHIOPIA has Africa’s last big telecoms monopoly. The absence of competition has seen a country of more than 80m lag badly behind the rest of the continent in an industry that has generally burgeoned alongside economic growth. […]

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ዋስትናችን እርቅ ብቻ ነው — ኦባንግ

 እኛ የእሳት አደጋ ብርጌድ የለንምና ዋ!! August 19, 2013 እሳት ሲነሳ የመጀመሪያው ተግባር እሳቱን በፍጥነት ማጥፋት ለሚችለው የእሳት አደጋ ብርጌድ መደወል ሲሆን፣ ቀጣዩ ተግባር እሳቱ በተነሳበት አካባቢ ያሉ ነዋሪዎች ነፍስ አትርፈው እሳቱን በተገኘው መንገድ ለማጥፋት መረባረብ ነው። ይህ የተለመደው ተግባር ዛሬ በኢትዮጵያ ስለመስራቱ የአዲሲቷ ኢትዮጵያ የጋራ ንቅናቄ /አኢጋን/ ዋና ዳይሬክትር ስጋት አላቸው። እናም “እኛ የእሳት አደጋ […]

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‘Salat Man’ is symbol of resistance for Muslims in Ethiopia

Similar to China’s ‘Tank Man,’ Ethiopia’s ‘Salat Man’ could prove to be a memorable symbolic icon By Mohammed Ademo | Aljazeera.com August 14, 2013   The appeal of non-violence as a means of social transformation is almost universal. Few deny its awesome power when unleashed with discipline. However, in the face of an impeding danger, […]

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Massacre in Egypt

Dozens Dead as Egyptian Forces Commit 3rd Mass Killing of Pro-Morsi Demonstrators Democracynow.org August 14, 2013     Security forces have committed a new mass killing of Muslim Brotherhood demonstrators supporting the ousted president, Mohamed Morsi. Dozens of people have been reportedly killed in raids on two pro-Morsi encampments in Cairo. Alastair Beach, Cairo correspondent […]

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Haile Mariam Desalegn: A man of faith in the service of the unfaithful

      By all accounts, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Haile Mariam Desalegn is a devout Christian who does not share the anti-religious fervor of Ethiopia’s ruling Tigrai People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).  Haile Mariam is a member of the Protestant Apostolic Church of Ethiopia, an “only Jesus” denomination that does not believe in the Trinity. Mr. […]

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State-sponsored terrorism against Ethiopian Muslims must stop: Obang Metho

By Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE) August 8, 2013 “Any violence at the hands of the TPLF/EPRDF or others, resulting in injury or murder, that is directed at unarmed, peaceful protesters may be considered acts of terrorism against the Ethiopian civilians. Those individuals involved, both those giving the orders and those executing them, […]

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Ethiopian Development Destroying Lives

Consequences of Globalization By Graham Peebles | Counterpunch.org August 9, 2013 In many parts of the world development has become an invisible cloak under which all manner of “state sponsored” atrocities and human rights violations are being committed. Married to growth, development has been (largely) reduced to economic advancement – meaning maximizing Gross National Product […]

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Troops attack Muslims throughout Ethiopia on Eid Al- Fitr holiday – audio report

Government hospitals in Addis Ababa reportedly refuse to treat the wounded. August 8, 2013 Troops loyal to Ethiopia’s ruling Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) launched a concerted attack against Ethiopian Muslims celebrating the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. A pregnant woman is among those reported dead. The number of those killed and wounded […]

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Chinese telecom giant Huawei active in espionage; collaborates with African dictators

Is Huawei wiring Africa for surveillance? Or just for money? By John Reed | Foreign Policy Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei may have been all-but-barred from doing business in the U.S. over allegations that it’s basically an intelligence agency masquerading as a tech business. In Africa, however, Huawei is thriving. From Cairo to Johannesburg, the Chinese […]

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Devil Incarnate: TPLF and its historic venom against Christian & Muslim Ethiopians

TPLF:  Who were they then? Who are they now? August 4, 2013   Gebremedhin Araya, a former top leader of the Tigrai People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), details the violence this rogue group directed in its early days against Ethiopia’s two prominent religions, Christianity and Islam.  Ignorance, greed and the lust for power sprinkled with shallow […]

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ከ ድሪምላይነር ወደ ቅዥት ላይነር — የኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ አበሳ

አየር መንገድ በድሪምላይነር አውሮፕላን ሳቢያ ገቢው ቀንሷል ዮሐንስ  አንበርብር  |  ሪፖርተር  ጋዜጣ July 31, 2013 የኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ ከቦይንግ ኩባንያ በቅርቡ ከተረከባቸው ዘመናዊዎቹ አራት ድሪምላይነር አውሮፕላኖች መካከል በአንዱ ላይ በእንግሊዝ ለንደን አውሮፕላን ማረፊያ በቆመበት በደረሰበት ችግር ምክንያት፣ በአየር መንገዱ እንቅስቃሴና ገቢ ላይ ጉዳት ማድረሱን ዋና ሥራ አስፈጻሚው አስታወቁ፡፡   ዋና ሥራ አስፈጻሚው አቶ ተወልደ ገብረ […]

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Ethiopia: Lives for Land in Gambella

Donor duplicity and complicity in Ethiopian government crimes By Graham Peebles | Counterpunch.org August 2, 2013 “Three quarters of worldwide land acquisitions have taken place in Sub-Saharan Africa, where poverty ridden and economically vulnerable countries (many run by governments with poor human rights records) are ‘encouraged’ to attract foreign investment by donor partners and their […]

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በሀገራችን በአስደንጋጭ ሁኔታ በመስፋፋት ላይ ያለው ግብረሰዶማዊነትና ሴራው

አምሳሉ ገ/ኪዳን አርጋው | ጎልጉል  ድረገድ July 24, 2013   ከቅርብ ጊዜያት ወዲህ አስቀድሞ የተናቁና የተዘነጉ አንዳንድ ዘመን አመጣሽ ከባዕድ የገቡ ችግሮች እጅግ አሳሳቢ አደጋ እየጋረጡ እንደመጡ በተለይ በዚህ ወቅት በግልጽ ዕየታዩ ነው፡፡ ነገር ግን ሁኔታው ቀስ እያለ የሞቀና እያላመደ የተባባሰ የመባባስም ባሕርይ ስላለው የህልውና አደጋ የመጋረጥ ደረጃ (boiling point) ሲደርስ ሁሉ እዛ ደረጃ መድረሱን […]

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ለዚህ መንግሥት ታላቅ ክብር አለኝ — ሻለቃ ሃይሌ ገ/ሥላሴ

By Goolgule.com July 24, 2013   የዛሬ 10 ወር የሻለቃ ሃይሌ ገ/ሥላሴ ወደ ፖለቲካ የመምጣት ሁኔታን አስመልክቶ ጎልጉል የድረገጽ ጋዜጣ ሃተታ አቅርቦ ነበር፡፡ (እዚህ ላይ ይመልከቱት) ሰሞኑን አትሌቱ ወደ ፖለቲካው የመግባት ፍላጎቱንና “በምርጫ” ለመወዳደር መፈለጉ ብዙ እየተባለበት ይገኛል፡፡ ከዚህ አንጻር አሁን ላለው ሁኔታ ግንዛቤ ይሰጣል በማለት ከዚህ በፊት ያቀረብነውን ሃተታ በድጋሚ አትመነዋል፡፡ “ለኢትዮጵያ የጥምር መንግስት […]

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ጴጥሮስ ያቺን ቃል!

By Goolgule.com July 30, 2013 “ፋሺስቶች ያገራችንን አርበኞች ሽፍታ ቢሏቸው እውነት እንዳይመስላችሁ፡፡ ሸፍታ ማለት ያለ አገሩ መጥቶ የሰውን አገር የሚወር ይህ በመካከላችሁ መጥቶ የቆመ አረመኔው የኢጣሊያ ፋሺስት ነው፡፡ የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ ለእርሱ እንዳይገዛ ውጉዝ ነው፡፡ የኢትዮጵያ መሬት እንዳትቀበለው የተገዘተች ትሁን፡፡” አቡነ ጴጥሮስ፡፡   ዛሬ ሐምሌ 22 ቀን ጀግናው ሰማዕት አቡነ ጴጥሮስ በግፍ የተገደሉበት ቀን ነው፡፡ እኒህ […]

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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 to discuss the U.S.-Ethiopia security partnership and shared interests in East African security challenges, Pentagon […]

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Letter From Ethiopia’s Gulag: New York Times features Eskinder Nega

By Eskinder Nega | The New York Times July 24, 2013 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — I AM jailed, with around 200 other inmates, in a wide hall that looks like a warehouse. For all of us, there are only three toilets. Most of the inmates sleep on the floor, which has never been swept. About […]

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ESFNA festival is testimony to a new, united Ethiopia: Obang

The 30th anniversary celebration of the annual Ethiopian soccer and cultural festival that just concluded in Washington  is a rejection of division along ethnic lines and an affirmation of Ethiopian unity and nationalism. “I saw Ethiopians, who did not know the tribe, region, religion or political view of others around them, treating  others with respect, […]

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For the 2nd time in a week, fire breaks out on Ethiopian Airlines

By Sudan Tribune July 18, 2013 Addis Ababa– An Ethiopian Airline plane from the capital Addis Ababa to the northern tourist town of Axum was forced to make a rough landing on Wednesday after its smoke sensors went off minutes before landing, an airline official told Sudan Tribune. The plane, a Bombardier Q400 with 78 […]

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US Deputy Defense Secretary Travels to Israel, Ethiopia

By Cheryl Pellerin | American Forces Press Service July 20, 2013       ABOARD A MILITARY AIRCRAFT, July 20, 2013 – Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter began a weeklong trip today that will take him first to Israel and then to Uganda and Ethiopia in sub-Saharan Africa. During Carter’s first official trip to Israel […]

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The Grand Scam: Spinning Egypt’s Military Coup

By  Esam Al-Amin | counterpunch.org July 21, 2013 Every coup d’état in history begins with a military General announcing the overthrow and arrest of the country’s leader, the suspension of the constitution, and the dissolution of the legislature. If people resist, it turns bloody. Egypt is no exception. As the dust settles and the fog […]

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BBC reports on the shocking treatment of Ethiopian refugees in Yemen

By Yalda Hakim | BBC News July 18, 2013 Click here for the full story:   Ethiopian migrants tell of torture and rape in Yemen

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UK colludes with Ethiopian officials to steal aid to the poor: The Telegraph

British aid money flows into offshore fund By Robert Mendick | The Telegraph July 7, 2013 More than £160 million of British foreign aid is being channelled through an offshore investment fund used to buy Boeing jets for an African airline and other big business deals. The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) has received funding […]

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ኢህአዴግ በሩን እንዲከፍት የዓለም ባንክ አዘዘ

የማነቂያው ገመድ ከርሯል፤ “ትግሉ ይቀጥላል” ኦባንግ ሜቶ By Goolgule.com July 18, 2013 ኢህአዴግ ለሚገዛት ኢትዮጵያ ከፍተኛ መጠን ያለው ዕርዳታ የሚሠጠው የዓለም ባንክ፤ ለዕርዳታና ልማት የሚልከው ገንዘብ ኢህአዴግ የሕዝቡን ሰብዓዊ መብት ለመጣስ ተጠቅሞበታል በሚል ሙሉ ምርመራ እንዲካሄድ አዘዘ፡፡ የባንኩ ውሳኔ ኢህአዴግን የማነቂያው ገመድ እንደሚያከረው ተገለጸ፡፡ የአዲሲቷ ኢትዮጵያ የጋራ ንቅናቄ ዋና ዳይሬክተር አቶ ኦባንግ ሜቶ በተለይ ለጎልጉል […]

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World Bank to investigate Ethiopia’s use of loans to abuse human rights

World Bank Board approves investigation into allegations of bankrolling human rights abuses in Ethiopia July 16, 2013   The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a full investigation into whether the Bank has breached its policies in Ethiopia and contributed to a government program of forced population transfers known as ‘villagization.’  The Bank’s […]

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Fingerprints of International Aid on Forced Relocation, Repression, and Human Rights Abuse in Ethiopia

July 17, 2013 By the Oakland Institute OAKLAND, CA—Two new reports from the Oakland Institute, Development Aid to Ethiopia: Overlooking Violence, Marginalization, and Political Repression and Ignoring Abuse in Ethiopia: DFID and USAID in the Lower Omo Valley, show how Western development assistance is supporting forced evictions and massive violations of human rights in Ethiopia. […]

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Obama laying the foundations of a fearful and dehumanized America: Financial Times

The US leader’s successors will be able to target anyone By Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick | Financial Times July 10, 2013   On the campaign trail, Barack Obama lambasted the policies of George W Bush that had made the US an international pariah – war and contempt for human rights. For us, part of […]

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Bloomberg: Fire on Ethiopian Airlines Dreamliner “Highly Significant”

By Businessweek.com July 12, 2013 Mary Schiavo, a former U.S. Transportation Department inspector general, talks about a fire at London’s Heathrow airport today involving a Boeing Co. 787 jet operated by Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise. A second Dreamliner, operated by Thomson Airways Ltd., was forced to abandon a trip with technical issues after takeoff from Manchester, […]

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Ethiopia: We will continue flying Boeing 787s inspite of fire

Heathrow fire: Ethiopia Dreamliner fleet to stay flying By BBC July 13, 2013 Smoke was detected from the aircraft after it had been parked at Heathrow for more than eight hours Ethiopian Airlines says it is to continue operating its fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners after one caught fire at London’s Heathrow airport on Friday. […]

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What Different Languages Think Different Animals Sound Like

By Casey Chan | Gizmodo.com July 9, 2013 Hello. Hola. Bonjour. Ni Hao. We all say things differently because each language has their own words. Like, duh. But what about how different languages think animals sound? We’re not exactly saying words as much as we are simply enunciating simple sounds and yet, different languages have […]

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US appoints career diplomat Patricia Haslach as new ambassador to Ethiopia

By Matt Bewig | allgov.com July 29, 2013     The next ambassador to the northeast African nation of Ethiopia, which was the only African nation to successfully maintain its independence during the Age of Empire, will be Patricia Haslach. If confirmed by the Senate, Haslach would succeed Donald Booth, who served in Addis Ababa […]

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The plight of the Ogaden

Walking From the Ogaden:  Seeking Peace in Dadaab by Graham Peebles | Counterpunch.org July 9, 2013 Many people living outside Africa, most perhaps, have never heard of the Ogaden (or Somali) region of Ethiopia, they know nothing of the murders rapes and destruction that the ethnic Somali’s allege are taking place there. We all have […]

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Commercial Colonisation of Africa

By Graham Peebles |Nationofchange.org June 28, 2013 Driven overwhelmingly by self-interest and profit, the current crop of “investors” differ little from their colonial ancestors. The New Wild West Dancing to the tune of their corporate benefactors, governments of the ruling G8 countries are enacting complex agriculture agreements delivering large tracts of prime cut African soil […]

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Ethiopia’s world cup hopes dim as FIFA imposes penalty

Ethiopia stripped of qualifying win By Al_jazeera.com July 2, 2013   Ethiopia were stripped of three points in World Cup qualifying by FIFA on Monday for fielding an ineligible player in a game against Botswana, handing South Africa a lifeline for next year’s tournament in Brazil. FIFA said Ethiopia forfeited their 2-1 win in Botswana […]

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Congressional hearing on Ethiopian to be webcast live today, starting at 10 AM, Washington Time

Click here for live broadcast of hearings on Ethiopia Jun 20, 2013 10:00am Ethiopia After Meles: The Future of Democracy and Human Rights, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations 2172 House Rayburn Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Chairman Smith on the hearing: “Ethiopia is a vital American ally in Africa, but […]

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የቻይኖች የታክስ ማጭበርበር መበራከቱ የንግድ ማኅበረሰቡን አሳሰበ

በ  ብርሃኑ ፈቃደ | ሪፖርተር ጋዜጣ June 19, 2013 ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ኃይለ ማርያም ደሳለኝ ባለፈው ሳምንት በቻይና ጉብኝት አድርገው ነበር፡፡ ቻይና በኢትዮጵያ ብቻ ሳይሆን በአፍሪካ ተፈላጊነቷ እየጨመረ ከመጣባቸው ምክንያቶች ውስጥ ያለፖለቲካዊ ቅድመ ሁኔታና ከጣልቃ ገብነት ነፃ በሆነ መንገድ የምትሰጠው ድጋፍ፣ የምታካሂደው የግንባታ ሥራ እንዲሁም የምትሰጠው የረጅም ጊዜ ብድር ተደማምሮ አጋርነቷን የማይፈልገው አገርም መንግሥትም የለም፡፡ ከዚያም […]

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Seeds of Change in Ethiopia

Organizing the Determined:  Thousands march in the capital by Graham Peebles | Counterpunch.org June 19, 2013 The people of Ethiopia have been suppressed and controlled for generations. Under the current EPRDF government, freedom of expression has been curtailed and an atmosphere of fear and intimidation fostered. Peaceful assembly has not been allowed, contrary to the […]

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የሙስና ምርመራ እየተወሳሰበ ነው

መበላላት እንዳይጀመር ስጋት አለ By Goolgule.com June 18, 2013 በጉምሩክና ገቢዎች ባለስልጣን የተጀመረው የጸረ ሙስና ዘመቻ ተከትሎ እየተካሄደ ያለው ምርመራ እየተወሳሰበ መሔዱ ተሰማ። በከፍተኛ የሙስና ወንጀል የተጠረጠሩ ተከሳሾች የሚሰጡት መረጃ መበላላት ያስነሳል የሚል ፍርሃቻ እያስነሳ ነው። “ሰፈር የለየው” የጸረ ሙስና ዘመቻ የፈጠረው ስጋት የሃይል ሚዛን የያዙትንም ስጋት ውስጥ ከትቷል። በኢትዮጵያ ባለፉት 10 ዓመታት ውስጥ የታየው […]

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አቶ ተስፋዬ ኢሬሣ በሙስና ላይ ምስክር ለመሆን ሲዘጋጁ ተገደሉ

ብዙ ሳይታወቅ የተገደሉ ተስፋዬዎች አሉ By Goolgule.com June 17, 2013 በነበራቸው የስራ ሃላፊነት በድብቅ መረጃ ሲያሰባስቡ ቆይተው ለመንግስት ካጋለጡ በኋላ ራሳቸውን ደብቀው የነበሩት አቶ ተስፋዬ ኢሬሣ ምሳ እየተመገቡ ህይወታቸው ማለፉ ተሰማ። አቶ ተስፋዬ ሰኞ ለጸረ ሙስና ኮሚሽን የምስክርነት ቃላቸውን ለመስጠት ከኮሚሽነር አሊ ሱሌማን ጋር ቀጠሮ ይዘው ነበር። በቅርቡ ወደ ፌደራል መንግስት የተዛወሩት የጋምቤላ የቀድሞ ፕሬዚዳንት […]

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World Cup: Fifa investigation puts Ethiopia progress in doubt

Ethiopia’s progress to the final round of African World Cup qualifying is in doubt after Fifa opened disciplinary proceedings  against them on Sunday. By BBC June 16, 2013 Earlier in the day, the East Africans beat South Africa 2-1 in Addis Ababa to seemingly reach the African play-offs. However, they now face accusations they fielded […]

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አገር በቤተሰብ ስትዘረፍ ኢህአዴግ የት ነበር?

አዲስ አበባ የተገተሩት ህንጻዎችስ? By Goolgule.com June 15, 2013 በሙስና ወንጀል ተጠርጥረው በቁጥጥር ስር የዋሉት ባለስልጣናት፣ ባለሃብት፣ ደላሎችና ባለድርጅቶች በልጆቻቸውና በቤተሰቦቻቸው ስም “ዘርፈው አስቀመጡት” የተባለው ንብረታቸውና የባንክ ሂሳባቸው መታገዱ ታወቀ። የዜናውን ይፋ መሆን ተከትሎ አዲስ አበባን ያጥለቀለቋት ህንጻዎችና የንግድ ድርጅቶች ጉዳይ ለምን ዝም ተባሉ የሚል ጥያቄ እየተሰነዘረ ነው። የኢትዮጵያ አትሌቲክስ ፌዴሬሽን ምክትል ፕሬዚዳንት የነበሩት አቶ […]

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Congressional Hearing on Ethiopia; Berhanu Nega Invited as Witness

SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING NOTICE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WASHINGTON, DC 20515-6128 Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ), Chairman TO: MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS You are respectfully requested to attend an OPEN hearing of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, to be […]

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Miseries behind some Ethiopian beauties

By Charles Musonda | Daily Mail (Zambia) June 9, 2013 Ethiopian women are truly among the most beautiful in Africa, so dazzling that few men suppress the urge to take a second look. But behind that beauty lies a barrage of miseries that force them to endure inhumane treatment both at home and abroad, CHARLES […]

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ኢህአዴግ ጣና በለስን ለምን አፈራረሰው? “በሩ ይከፈት፣ በአባይ ጉዳይ አገራዊ አቋም እንያዝ”

“ጣና በለስን አፈራርሶ ያስዘረፈ ፓርቲና አመራሮቹ አሁን አባይን ለመገደብ የተነሱበት መነሻ ለአብዛኛው የኢህአዴግ አባላት እንቆቅልሽ ነው” By Goolgule.com June 7, 2013 በግብጽ ረዳትነት፣ በሱዳን መሪነት መንግስት ለመሆን የበቃው ህወሃት/ኢህአዴግ ግዙፉን የጣና በለስ ፕሮጀክትና ንብረቱ እንዲዘረፍ ያደረገበትን ምክንያት በማንሳት መከራከር እንደሚያስፈልግ ተጠቆመ። የግብጽ ፕሬዚዳንት ሙርሲ እንዳደረጉት በአገር ጉዳይ ሁሉንም ያሳተፈ ግልጽ አቋም እንዲያዝና አጋጣሚውን በመጠቀም ብሔራዊ […]

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Ogaden Refugees Fleeing Government Persecution: Voices From Dadaab

June 7, 2013 By Graham Peebles | Eurasiareview.com   The Ethiopian military and paramilitary forces, operating in the Ogaden region of Ethiopia, are, it is alleged, carrying out extra judicial killings and gang rapes; falsely arresting and torturing innocent civilians; looting and destroying villages and crops in a systematic attempt to terrify the people. This […]

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As dissatisfaction grows, Samayawi Party stages big demonstrations in Addis

June 2, 2013 Ethiopia’s Smayawi (Blue) Party staged several demonstrations in Addis Ababa today, June 2, 2013.  Demonstrations were held in Arat Kilo, Piassa,  Tewodros Adebabay and Ethio-Cuba Adebabay.  The demonstrators waved placards that demanded justice and freedom.   They also chanted  “Ethiopia Hagerachin” — the famous nationalist rallying cry that translates to “Ethiopia, Our […]

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American Bar Association (ABA) to defend Ethiopian political prisoners

  May 31, 2013 The American Bar Association (ABA)  will assist in the defense of Ethiopian political prisoners and prisoners of conscience, starting May 31, 2013. The ABA will take up the cases of well-known political prisoners, Muslim leaders unjustly imprisoned, as well as the cases of many lesser-known prisoners languishing in Ethiopian jails.  The […]

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ሠላይ ወይስ ስደትኛ?

ኦባንግ የኢህአዴግ ደጋፊ ስደተኞችን አስጠነቀቁ: “በአስመሳይ ስደተኞች ላይ በቂ መረጃ አለ” By Goolgule.com May 29, 201   “ክፉን በክፉ መመከት ባያስደስትም ወቅቱ ያስገድደናል” ሲሉ የአዲሲቷ ኢትዮጵያ የጋራ ንቅናቄ ዋና ዳይሬክተር ኦባንግ ሜቶ በተለይ ለጎልጉል ተናገሩ። አገዛዙን ሸሽተው በተለያዩ አገራት ከለላ አግኝተው በስደት የሚኖሩም ሆኑ ጉዳያቸው እየታየ ያሉ ወገኖች አካሄዳቸውን እንዲያስተካክሉ አስጠንቅቀዋል። የአሜሪካ ከፍተኛ ባለስልጣናትና ህግ […]

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Ethiopia’s Regime Refuses to Cooperate With World-Bank-Funding Probe

By William Davison | Bloomberg Ethiopia’s government said it won’t cooperate with a probe into whether the World Bank violated its own policies by funding a program in which thousands of people were allegedly relocated to make way for agriculture investors. Ethnic Anuak people in Ethiopia’s southwestern Gambella region and rights groups including Human Rights […]

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British aid to Ethiopia inflicts much pain on the poor: Daily Mail

UK foreign aid, the final insult: Ethiopian sues Britain after claiming our £1.3billion programme supports ‘Stalinist’ regime that sent him to world’s biggest refugee camp Four million people forced off their land by security forces while their homes and farms are sold to foreign investors ‘Mr O’ said by suing British Department for International Development […]

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