Monthly Archives: August 2006

Bringing Addisu Legesse to justice in the U.S.

The Justice Department has advised Ethiopian Review to inform Ethiopians in the U.S. whose family members have been tortured or murdered by the Meles/Addisu regime to contact the FBI offices in their local areas. ER has contacted the Washington DC FBI office today and is trying to arrange a meeting with agents. Diplomatic immunity cannot […]

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The blood of innocent victims followed Addisu Legesse to Atlanta

Ethiopian Review Editorial Deputy Prime Minister Addisu Legesse was too afraid to face Ethiopians in Atlanta at the public meeting he himself had called yesterday afternoon. He decided to call off the meeting after learning that less than ten individuals came to listen to him and about eighty protestors were waiting to look him in […]

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U.S. Attorney General is asked to arrest Addisu Legesse on charges of torturing and murdering innocent civilians

August 30, 2006 Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Office of the Attorney General 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20530-0001 E-mail: [email protected] Tel: 202-353-1555 Dear Attorney General Gonzales, I would like to inform you that an individual named Addisu Legesse, who is the Deputy Prime Minister of Ethiopia, is currently in the United States. Mr Legesse […]

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Police clash with soccer fans

Federal Police and soccer fans clashed this afternoon (local time) at the Addis Ababa Stadium in Ethiopia. During the soccer match, the fans started shouting slogans, which include “release CUD leaders,” and “Meles leba (thief).” The Federal Police reacted by beating up the protestors who responded by throwing stones. The soccer match was called off […]

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Is UEDF running out of arguments against AFD?

Ethiopian Review Editorial It is not a secret that the United Ethiopian Democratic Forces (UEDF) is waging an all out attack against the Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (AFD), a coalition of EPPF, Kinijit, OLF, ONLF and SLF. UEDF had participated in the conference in the Netherlands when the agreement was made to form the […]

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Ethiopians confronted Beyene Petros in Washington DC

Ethiopians in Washington DC confronted Beyene Petros today as he tried to hold a segregated meeting for people from southern Ethiopia. Only ten people attended the apartheid-style meeting he organized in collaboration with the Ethiopian embassy. But close to 100 Ethiopians had gathered outside the meeting hall to express their anger and frustration at Dr […]

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What led to Lidetu Ayalew’s fall from grace?

By Elias Kifle The pre- and post-elections political activities of Ato Lidetu Ayalew require serious examination and analysis by political scientists and historians. ER’s intention here is not to do that, because we do not have all the facts. What ER wishes to accomplish in this commentary is to try to give a more complete […]

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What led to Lidetu Ayalew’s fall from grace?

Ethiopian Review Editorial The pre- and post-elections political activities of Ato Lidetu Ayalew require serious examination and analysis by political scientists and historians. ER’s intention here is not to do that, because we do not have all the facts. What ER wishes to accomplish in this commentary is to try to give a more complete […]

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Addisu the killer, not in our city!

Urgent call to Ethiopians in Seattle KILLERS, NOT IN OUR CITY!!! We, Ethiopians and Ethio-Americans living in and around the greater Seattle area, received the news of the visit by the unelected current Deputy Prime Minister of Ethiopia with great dismay and utter disturbance. The Deputy Prime Minister Addisu Legesse is directly and primarily responsible […]

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Kinijit conference concluded successfully in Washington DC

Representatives of Kinijit support committees and chapters in the United States held a two-day conference in Washington DC on August 19 and 20. The conference initially was called by the Kinijit North America Support Committee (KNASC) chairman, Shaleqa Yoseph Yazew, and those who opposed the Kinijit International Political Leadership (IL). Those who supported the jailed […]

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Prof. Mesfin Woldemariam rushed to a hospital

Ethiopian Review has been informed that Professor Mesfin Wolde Mariam was rushed to a hospital yesterday. “Although it is not clear what exactly the health problem is yet, we do know that he is in the Intensive Care Unit,” a message from the family stated. “We would like to assure all that at the present […]

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Ethiopians in Israel

By Donald N Levine For all the talk about ethnic self-determination in Ethiopia, almost no attention has been paid to the one and only ethnic group that actually seceded from Ethiopia–the Beta Israel, formerly called Falasha, whose entire population left the country. The story of their secession is full of drama, intrigue, suffering, and jubilation–and, […]

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Admasu Gebre enters agreement with Thales Navigation

CHICAGO — Adamasu Gebre, inventor and owner of various United States patents directed toward navigation and real time traffic technology, announced that he has entered into a licensing and technology agreement with Thales Navigation, Inc. relating to its manufacturing and distribution of navigation products incorporating real time traffic features such as the Magellan Roadmate 760 […]

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A make-or-break-weekend for the Kinijit political leadership

Ethiopian Review Editorial Representatives of Kinijit support committees through out the United States will come to Washington DC for a conference this coming weekend, August 18-19, 2006. The meeting was called by the chairman of the Kinijit North America Support Committee (KNASC) at the urging of some local support committee representatives who are opposing the […]

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A further blow for a beleaguered leader

The Economist ETHIOPIA’S prime minister, Meles Zenawi, now spends most of his time heading off his enemies. In the capital, Addis Ababa, the government’s response to its defeat in last year’s contested general election was to shoot scores of opposition protesters and imprison the city’s elected mayor. This led to the suspension of aid from […]

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Announcement to Kinijit members, supporters and the general Public

Press Release Kinijit International Leadership Kinijit International Political Leadership Committee on behalf of the Kinijit leadership is actively pursuing the realization of the objectives of Kinijit and mobilizing the Ethiopian community for the struggle for freedom and democracy. The release of our leaders is the prime objective of our activity. Maximizing the utilization of various […]

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Interview with Lidetu Ayalew

Ethiopian Review conducted an interview with former Kinijit Vice President Lidetu Ayalew on Saturday, August 12. The interview, which is 2 hr and 38 min. long, covers Ato Lidetu’s political activities before the formation of the Coalition for Unity & Democracy (CUD/Kinijit), preparations for the May elections, disagreements within Kinijit before and after the elections, […]

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Petition Letter to Shaleka Yoseph Yazew

Shaleka Yoseph Yazew Chairman, Kinijit North America Support Committee Washington DC Dear Shaleka Yoseph: We, concerned Kinijit chapter officers, chapter members and supporters, would like to lodge our serious concern and formal complaint on the purpose and intent of the Extraordinary General Assembly Meeting (EOGAM), called for August 19-20, 2006. We will proceed into why […]

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Senior Ethiopian Army commanders defected

Ethiopian Army Brigadier General Kemal Gelchi and tens of other army commanders together with hundreds of soldiers have defected to Asmera yesterday, according to the Voice of Eritrea. It is reported that the commanders and their troops “arrived in Eritrea at dawn on August 9 along with their full logistics, communication equipments and military hardware,” […]

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Meles Zenawi teaches economics

“My argument is that the neo-liberal paradigm is a dead end, is incapable of bringing about the African renaissance, and that a fundamental shift in paradigm is required to bring about the African renaissance…” – a quote from Meles Zenawi’s recent paper on African development. Meles, who presides over the worst economy in the world, […]

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Ethiopian Review will hold a live interview with Lidetu Ayalew

There will be a live teleconference interview with former Kinijit Vice President Lidetu Ayalew this coming Saturday, August 12, at 9 PM EST. Ato Lidetu Ayalew is a historical figure who has a lot to say about the on going Ethiopian politics. He is one of the few individuals who created the May 2005 Ethiopian […]

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Kinijit chairman Hailu Shawel hospitalized

The Office of Kinijit International Leadership has reported that Ato Hailu Shawel, Chairman of the Coalition for Unity and Democracy Party (Kinijit), has been admitted to a hospital today around 9:00 AM local time. He has been taken to the Police Hospital from Kality prison. Ato Hailu had been denied visits by U.S. Congressman Donald […]

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The plight of jailed Kinijit leaders and the indifference of their supporters

Ethiopian Review Editorial Amnesty International has reported that Addis Ababa mayor Dr Berhanu Nega’s health is deteriorating as a result of unsanitary prison conditions. The high court last month ruled that he should be transferred to a clean prison cell, but the Meles regime, as expected, has ignored the court’s ruling. Kinijit’s Secretary General Muluneh […]

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Flash floods kill 129 people in eastern Ethiopia

(AFP) ADDIS ABABA – AT least 129 people were killed overnight in flash floods in eastern Ethiopia after an intense, sudden downpour pounded the region, sweeping away many in their sleep, police said yesterday. “So far 129 people are confirmed dead. We are still looking for more on the outskirts of the city and all […]

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Not at their Expense: Putting the Elected Prisoners of Conscience First!

Budget support only after the political prisoners release and NOT Before!! Today, the BBC World broadcast the Ethiopian Government plea to get budget support reinstated by giving air time to Meles and a British EU MP, from the donor side, without the inclusion of any opposition voice in the programme. The lack of opposition representation, […]

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Amnesty International is concerned that Berhanu Nega's health will deteriorate if he is not moved to a better cell

Urgent Action Amnesty International Amnesty International welcomed the ruling on 19 July by a High Court judge that Dr Berhanu Negga be transferred to a less crowded, cleaner and better ventilated cell in Addis Ababa’s Kaliti prison, in compliance with the recommendations issued by doctors at the hospital where he was treated in June. However, […]

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Amnesty International is concerned that Berhanu Nega’s health will deteriorate if he is not moved to a better cell

Urgent Action Amnesty International Amnesty International welcomed the ruling on 19 July by a High Court judge that Dr Berhanu Negga be transferred to a less crowded, cleaner and better ventilated cell in Addis Ababa’s Kaliti prison, in compliance with the recommendations issued by doctors at the hospital where he was treated in June. However, […]

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Heavy hand of U.S. set to ignite more bloodshed in the Horn of Africa

The Border Mail The 15-year war of all against all in Somalia is threatening to morph into an international war bringing chaos and disaster to the rest of the region, and the al-Qaida-obsessed securocrats in Washington are to blame. Although Somalia has only one ethnic group, one language and one religion, its people are deeply […]

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