Monthly Archives: May 2006

SEW BEZA YE-REHAB NEGER BEZA (More people, more hunger)

By Donald N. Levine “Famine is a visible horror…. Witness the agony, degradation, hopelessness and silent anger on the dismal and skeletal faces… faith for survival while in the agony of slow and grinding teeth of famine… the slender and uncontrollable hope for miraculous succour in the face of pious indifference…. Nothing else manifests man’s […]

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Ethiopian Government vs. blogspot.com

By Scott A. Morgan There is an unwritten rule in an autocratic society that the news and other information disseminated must be sanitized to paint the government in a positive light. Furthermore other sources of information have to either be reduced to being a non-factor or being banned all together. Since the 17th of May […]

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Extraordinary Situation Demanding Extraordinary Solutions

Dawud Ibsaa’s recent interview on Les Nouvelles d’Addis and Hassen Hussien’s presentation to the EU Parliament prompted me to write this peace. There is no denying that since the May 2005 elections Ethiopia is entering a new political landscape. Finding itself at a cross-road every few years and taking the wrong turn is not a […]

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Meles vs. Mengistu: The Pot Calling the Kettle Black

By Fisseha Tecle Should Jean-Bedel Bokassa (the former butcher of Central African Republic) sit in judgment of Idi Amin Dada? The drama of one dictator convicting another of genocide is currently underway in Ethiopia. On Tuesday, May 23 Meles Zenawi has promised to deliver the final verdict for his predecessor, the butcher Mengistu Haile Mariam. […]

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The Future of the Maturing African Diaspora

Sharing my Night Memories of the 1974 Ethiopian Revolution and the Purpose of my Departure By Maru Gubena (Ph.D.) May 20, 2006 Among the multiple sources of Africa’s chronic economic poverty, social and political instability, and the persistent backwardness of the educational and health sectors is the exodus and permanent settlement of Africans: the brain […]

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Third World cash exodus 'points to laundering'

By Philip Thornton, Economics Correspondent The Independent Money flowing into UK bank accounts from developing countries has surged in the past few years, dwarfing Britain’s official aid budget, figures show. The amount flowing in from poor countries in areas such as Africa and South America surged more than $115bn (£61.2bn) last year to $385bn. The […]

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Third World cash exodus ‘points to laundering’

By Philip Thornton, Economics Correspondent The Independent Money flowing into UK bank accounts from developing countries has surged in the past few years, dwarfing Britain’s official aid budget, figures show. The amount flowing in from poor countries in areas such as Africa and South America surged more than $115bn (£61.2bn) last year to $385bn. The […]

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Shimagle reflects on May 15

GETZ # 6–A By Donald N. Levine (aka Liben Gebre Etyopiya) May 15, 2005 was marked by an extraordinarily large voter turnout for an unprecedentedly open multi-party election. As we know, the sweetness of that event turned sour; a year later, we suffer from its traumatic aftermath. From the perspective of a caring observer, I […]

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Kinijit leaders in Kaliti prison selected new Kinijit international leadership

The Kinijit leaders who are unjustly languishing in Kaliti jail are sending out a message this weekend to all Kinijit worldwide committees announcing their selection of a new leadership that will lead the party until they are released. The new leaders are Ato Daniel Assefa (a prominent member of the 60-member CUD council in Addis […]

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Important weekend for Kinijit North America

This weekend, May 13-15, Kinijit’s North America Support Committee will hold a very important meeting to discuss and decide on the future of the committee and its organizational structure. Since Kinijit is a popular party that most Ethiopians look upto to lead the struggle to remove the Meles fascist regime–in collaboration with Hibret– Ethiopian Review […]

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Explosions in Addis Ababa

U.S. Embassy Warden Message This Warden Message is being issued to inform U.S. citizens that local police confirm that there were at least nine explosions in Addis Ababa today. The explosions occurred in the following areas: Piazza, Mercato, Old Airport, Granary/Confusion square and near the Black Lion high school. The explosions resulted in at least […]

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Unity of Purpose & Sustaining Democratization in Ethiopia

By E.K. Yalew The Importance of Pursuing a National Agenda The dream France is fostering is one of vision… a powerful concept that moves countries, leaders and people to accomplish great things, especially in transforming their lives and those who live in their societies. To be meaningful, a vision (foresight) must be designed to respond […]

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Unity of Purpose & Sustaining Democratization in Ethiopia

By E.K. Yalew The Importance of Pursuing a National Agenda The dream France is fostering is one of vision… a powerful concept that moves countries, leaders and people to accomplish great things, especially in transforming their lives and those who live in their societies. To be meaningful, a vision (foresight) must be designed to respond […]

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The Changing Face of Kinijit: Constructive self-criticism on the way we work can help to prevent self-destruction

By Maru Gubena As many Ethiopians and friends of Ethiopia have repeatedly stated, only the TPLF leadership and its cadres have persisted in telling God-fearing, honest, innocent and starving Ethiopians – and the international community – that the tireless efforts and wisely crafted policies and strategies of the TPLF leadership have assured continued production in […]

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Tsegaye Gebre-Medhin: Ethiopia's poet and playwright of the common people

By Yohannes Edemariam and Aida Edemariam The poet and dramatist Tsegaye Gebre-Medhin, who has died aged 69, was considered Ethiopia’s poet laureate. He was one of the most important literary figures that country has produced in the last hundred years, and certainly the best known, both within and outside it; his 1960s decision to write […]

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Why the Kinijit office in DC looks so shabby and messy?

By Adera Kinijit I came to the USA from Ethiopia two months ago on a business trip. Since I am an active member of Kinijit back home I decided to pay a visit to our office in Washington DC a few days later. By an unfortunate circumstance the Kinijit office in DC is the temporary […]

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