Monthly Archives: August 2007

Ethiopian 2000 celebration in Dallas, Texas!

Press Release The purpose of celebrating the upcoming Ethiopian 2000 New Year (Ethiopian Millennium the Julian calendar) at the City of Dallas in a dignified way is to introduce Ethiopia’s unique culture and its contribution to the world civilization to the international community and to celebrate the American and Ethiopian relations (Ethiopian and African-American Relations). […]

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Thousands of Ethiopians gather in a Somali port to sail to Yemen

Just a few decades ago Yemenis used to migrate to Ethiopia fleeing war and poverty. ____________ By Catherine Weibel in Bossaso, Somalia Source: UNHCR BOSSASO, Somalia — Some 3,000 Ethiopians have gathered in the dusty northern Somalia port of Bossaso, joining Somalis preparing to make the risky trip to Yemen across the Gulf of Aden during […]

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Kinijit leaders granted U.S. visa, the chairman is still waiting

Four of the six Kinijit top leaders who are preparing to come to the United States for a working visit have been granted visas from the American embassy in Addis Ababa today. The chairman, Ato Hailu Shawel, expects to get a visa next Tuesday, according to sources close to the leadership. Ato Hailu is made […]

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Woyanne banned Medecins Sans Frontieres from Ogaden

By Andrew Cawthorne NAIROBI, Aug 31 (Reuters) – International aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) accused Ethiopia’s [Woyanne regime] on Friday of denying it access to the remote Ogaden region where battles are raging between government troops and a rebel movement. “The government of Ethiopia [Woyanne] has denied MSF access to the five zones of […]

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Ethiopian immigrants rescued in the Mediterranean

Brussels, Belgium – Some 59 illegal immigrants from Ethiopia were rescued by Italian boats in the Mediterranean Wednesday night, according to an EU spoke s man. The spokesman told PANA here Friday that the migrants were rescued following a distress call made by one of the passengers, who phoned his brother who is a lec […]

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ከአቶ ኃይሉ ሻውል በስተቀር አራት የቅንጅት አመራሮች ክሊራንስ መጣላቸው

ወደ አሜሪካ ጉዞ የሚያደርጉት አራት የቅንጅት አመራሮች ከስቴት ዲፓርትመንት ክሊራንስ መጣላቸው፡፡ ለፓርቲው መሪ አቶ ኃይሉ ሻውል ግን ክሊራንሱ እንዳልመጣላቸው ታውቋል፡፡ በትናንትናው እለት አዲስ አበባ ከሚገኘው አሜሪካን ኢምባሲ ተደውሎ ወ/ት ብርቱኳን ሚዴቅሳ: ዶር ኃይሉ አርአያ: አቶ ግዛቸው ሽፈራው እና አቶ ብሩክ ከበደ ከስቴት ዲፓርትመንት ክሊራንስ እንደመጣላቸው ሲነገራቸው አቶ ኃይሉ ሻውል ግን የተባሉት ነገር የለም፡፡ ምንጮች እንደጠቆሙት […]

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Andargachew Tsige talks about Kinijit's past and future

Ato Andargachew Tsige is considered to be one of the brightest and the most visionary politicians we have today. In this 13-page article (in Amharic) he talks about his observations of the Kinijit movement in the past two years and makes recommendations on the direction the party needs to take in order to succeed. የዲሞክራሲ […]

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Andargachew Tsige talks about Kinijit’s past and future

Ato Andargachew Tsige is considered to be one of the brightest and the most visionary politicians we have today. In this 13-page article (in Amharic) he talks about his observations of the Kinijit movement in the past two years and makes recommendations on the direction the party needs to take in order to succeed. የዲሞክራሲ […]

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The Millennium Song – video

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Woyanne postpones 'The Great Run' over security concerns

(The Associated Press) ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia: The Great Ethiopia Run has been postponed because of unspecified security concerns ahead of next month’s millennium celebrations. The 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) race, which draws 30,000 runners and is organized by distance great Haile Gebrselassie, had been scheduled for Sept. 9 — three days before Ethiopia rings in the third […]

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Woyanne postpones ‘The Great Run’ over security concerns

(The Associated Press) ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia: The Great Ethiopia Run has been postponed because of unspecified security concerns ahead of next month’s millennium celebrations. The 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) race, which draws 30,000 runners and is organized by distance great Haile Gebrselassie, had been scheduled for Sept. 9 — three days before Ethiopia rings in the third […]

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Norway to cut off aid to Ethiopia

(Aftenposten) Ethiopia’s decision to expel six of nine Norwegian diplomats from the country means Ethiopia will lose around NOK 30 million in Norwegian development aid. “This isn’t a punishment, but a consequence of the fact that so many people at the Norwegian Embassy are being kicked out,” Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre told newspaper Aftenposten. […]

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Tariku Bekele, Kipchoge Lead 5000M Qualifying in Osaka

By David Monti, RaceResultsWeekly.com OSAKA – Tariku Bekele of Ethiopia, the younger brother of Kenenisa, and Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya, won their respective heats of the 5000m as the 11th IAAF World Championships finished its sixth day at Nagai Stadium. Bekele recorded an improbably slow time of 13:46.42 to win his heat off of a […]

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Abyssinian Baptist Church of New York embarks on historical pilgrimage to Ethiopia

On September 15, The Abyssinian Baptist Church in the City of New York, one of the oldest African-American institutions impacting America, and the nation’s first mega-church, continues its 18-month bicentennial celebration, Abyssinian 200: True to Our God, True to Our Native Land, by returning to its roots – Ethiopia. The primary purpose of the first-ever, […]

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Woyanne evicted Lidetu Ayalew from his office

Last week it was Negussie Woldemariam of ‘Hod Fiker Radio’ who was told by Woyanne to take a hike. This week, Woyanne told Lidetu Ayalew of UEDP-Medhin to hit the road after evicting him and his friends from their office. Read more in Amharic below (download Amharic font here):

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‘ታላቁ ሩጫ’ ተላለፈ

 የሚሌኒየሙን በዓል በማስመልከት በጳጉሜ ወር ይደረጋል ተብሎ ሲጠበቅ የነበረው ታላቁ ሩጫ ተሰርዞ ለሕዳር ወር ተላለፈ፡፡  ታላቁ ሩጫ ከተጀመረበት ጊዜ አንስቶ በርካታ የአዲስ አበባ ነዋሪዎች በሩጫው ላይ ሢሳተፉ ይስተዋሉ ነበር፡፡ በተለይ በ1999 ዓ.ም ሕዳር ወር ላይ በተደረገው ሩጫ ‹‹የታሰሩት ይፈቱ›› በሚል መሪ መፈክር ተሳታፊው ተቃውሞውን ያሰማበት ሆኖ ነበር ያለፈው፡፡  እንደ ዝግጅቱ አስተባባሪዎች ገለጻ  ታላቁ ሩጫ መደረግ […]

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Beyonce will not sing at Al Amoudi's millennium party

It is reported that Beyonce Knowles will not perform at Al Amoudi’s millennium party in Addis Ababa. Instead, the Black Eyed Peas band from the U.S. will perform, according to the organizers. The Black Eyed Peas web site has also posted the band’s planned event in Addis Ababa. Reuters and other media had reported that […]

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Beyonce will not sing at Al Amoudi’s millennium party

It is reported that Beyonce Knowles will not perform at Al Amoudi’s millennium party in Addis Ababa. Instead, the Black Eyed Peas band from the U.S. will perform, according to the organizers. The Black Eyed Peas web site has also posted the band’s planned event in Addis Ababa. Reuters and other media had reported that […]

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Somalia peace talks end, but violence continues

By Ibrahim Mohamed and Abdi Sheikh MOGADISHU, Aug 30 (Reuters) – A Somali reconciliation conference seen by many as the best hope for peace in the Horn of Africa nation ended on Thursday with a raft of resolutions but no visible impact on a raging insurgency. The Somali government and 2,000 delegates attending the talks […]

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Unite the people from the Red Sea to the Indian Ociean

NES COMMENTARY. No.10 Network of Ethiopian Scholars (NES) August 29, 2007 Unite the people from the Red Sea to the Indian Ocean Division and fragmentation has not and will never work! I. Inspiration“As long as boundaries inherited… drawn arbitrarily with no heed to the ethnic, economic and social realities of Africa (continue), so long shall […]

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Meseret Defar steps ahead of 5,000 pack

Bob Ramsak / Special to The Daily Yomiuri OSAKA–Going through the motions. That’s about the best way to describe Olympic champion Meseret Defar’s journey to the 5,000 meters final at the IAAF world championships. Biding her time in a lead pack of seven runners in a dawdling tactical race, there was never any doubt that […]

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OPDO delegates chased away by Oromo youth in Minnesota

Source: oromoindex.com On Saturday August 27, 2007, there was a secret meeting scheduled to take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The delegates of the “Oromian Regional Government” were supposed to speak at that meeting. Although the meeting was claimed to be public, there was no publicity or announcement prior to the meeting. In fact it was […]

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UN to send fact-finding mission to Ogaden

By Barry Malone ADDIS ABABA, Aug 29 (Reuters) – The United Nations plans to send a fact-finding mission to Ethiopia’s Ogaden region. The mission, due to start on Aug. 30, will assess allegations by the rebels and rights groups of human rights abuses as well as the food, water and health needs of Ogaden’s ethnic […]

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Say good bye to 'Hod Fiker Radio'

The host of the Washington DC-based Hager Fiker Radio has announced that he is shutting down his weekly radio program due to lack of funds. Ato Negussie Woldemariam said on his program (aka Hod Fiker Radio) last Sunday that he is running out of money and that it would be a miracle if he comes […]

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Say good bye to ‘Hod Fiker Radio’

The host of the Washington DC-based Hager Fiker Radio has announced that he is shutting down his weekly radio program due to lack of funds. Ato Negussie Woldemariam said on his program (aka Hod Fiker Radio) last Sunday that he is running out of money and that it would be a miracle if he comes […]

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President Girma returned to work…

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ቢዮንሴ ለሚሌኒየም በኢትዮጵያ አትገኝም

ለኢትዮጵያውያን ዕስራ ዓመት (ሚሌኒየም) በአል አልአሙዲ ቦሌ ባስገነባው ማስጨፈሪያ ላይ መጥታ ትዘፍናለች ተብሎ ሲነገርላት የነበረችው ቢዮንሴ እንደማትገኝ ታወቀ፡፡ በምትኩ “ብላክ አይድፒስ” የተባሉ አቀንቃኞች እንደሚመጡም ተነግሯል፡፡ ከቦሌ መንገድ ወደ አውሮፕላን ማረፊያ ሲገባ በስተ ግራ በኩል ባለው የተንጣለለ መሬት ላይ ከስድስት ወራት በፊት ኤም ኤ የተባለ የማስታወቂያ ድርጅት ለሚሌኒየሙ የስደስት ወር ፌስቲቫል ለማዘጋጀት አካባቢውን የማስተካከል ስራ ጀመረ፡፡ […]

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ኢዴአፓ መድኅን ቢሮውን ተቀማ

በምርጫ 97 ቢሮው የቅንጅት ሆኖ ነበር፡፡ በምርጫ 97 ቅንጅት ለአንድነትና ለዲሞክራሲ ፓርቲ ለመጨረሻ ጊዜ ፓርላማ እንግባ/ አንግባ የሚለውን ውይይት ያደረገበትና መግለጫ የሰጠበት ቢሮ በዛሬው እለት ከኢዴአፓ – መድኅን ቀምቶ ለኪራይ ቤቶች ተሰጠ፡፡ በምርጫ 97 ቅንጅቱ በተለምዶ ቴሌ መድኃኒያለም እየተባለ በሚጠራው አካባቢ ቢሮ ይኑረው እንጂ ላንቻ ይገኝ በነበረው የኢዴአፓ – መድኅን ቢሮ ስብሰባዎችን ያካሄድበትና አንዳንድ የቢሮ […]

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Norway regrets Woyanne's request to reduce number of diplomats

Norway expressed “surprised and regret” over Ethiopian Woyanne authorities’ decision to request Norway to withdraw six diplomats by 15 September, said reports from Oslo on Tuesday. Ethiopian authorities have expressed dissatisfaction with Norway’s conduct in relation to Ethiopian Woyanne interests in the Horn of Africa. The Ethiopian authorities have therefore requested Norway to reduce the […]

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Norway regrets Woyanne’s request to reduce number of diplomats

Norway expressed “surprised and regret” over Ethiopian Woyanne authorities’ decision to request Norway to withdraw six diplomats by 15 September, said reports from Oslo on Tuesday. Ethiopian authorities have expressed dissatisfaction with Norway’s conduct in relation to Ethiopian Woyanne interests in the Horn of Africa. The Ethiopian authorities have therefore requested Norway to reduce the […]

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Video – Kenenisa Bekele’s power kick in Osaka

Kenenisa Bekele winning the 10,000m at the World Track and Field Championship in Osaka, Japan, Aug 28, 2007

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The DC Kidist Mariam Church's board started to stink like Woyanne

Ethiopian Review Editorial The crisis that has engulfed the Debre Selam Kidist Mariam (DSKM) Ethiopian Orthdox Church in Washington DC continues to worsen. The latest development is that on Sunday, the Church’s board had called police on members and officials of the Debre Selam Kidist Mariam Idir who demanded the board to tell the truth. […]

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The DC Kidist Mariam Church’s board started to stink like Woyanne

Ethiopian Review Editorial The crisis that has engulfed the Debre Selam Kidist Mariam (DSKM) Ethiopian Orthdox Church in Washington DC continues to worsen. The latest development is that on Sunday, the Church’s board had called police on members and officials of the Debre Selam Kidist Mariam Idir who demanded the board to tell the truth. […]

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Homeless Tigreans being moved out of Addis Ababa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) – Thousands of homeless people will be moved from the capital to the countryside before next month’s millennium celebration and provided help with food, shelter and medicine, a development group said Tuesday. Homelessness is a huge problem in Addis Ababa, a city of 5 million where an estimated 90,000 live on […]

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U.N. says floods affect 100,000 Ethiopians

ADDIS ABABA, Aug 28 (Reuters) – More than 100,000 people have been affected by floods in Ethiopia and 17 have died of waterborne disease, the United Nations said on Tuesday. “Approximately 103,000 people in Amhara, Tigray, South Sudan Nations and Nationalities Peoples State and Gambella regions have been affected by floods,” the U.N. humanitarian agency […]

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Woyanne expels Norwegian diplomats

The Woyanne regime in Ethiopia has told six Norwegian envoys to leave the country, citing “dissatisfaction” over Norway’s conduct in the Horn of Africa region, a Norwegian official says. Norway was given a month’s notice to withdraw the diplomats by September 15. Jonas Gahr Stoere, the Norwegian foreign affairs minister, said “we are surprised and […]

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Kenenisa Bekele's Mombasa nightmare is dispelled

By Paul Gains for the IAAF Watch video here. Osaka, Japan – With the awful memories of his Mombasa debacle no doubt lingering somewhere in the back of his mind Kenenisa Bekele withstood the repeated surges of the man who supplanted him as World Cross Country Champion five months ago to win his third consecutive […]

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Kenenisa Bekele’s Mombasa nightmare is dispelled

By Paul Gains for the IAAF Watch video here. Osaka, Japan – With the awful memories of his Mombasa debacle no doubt lingering somewhere in the back of his mind Kenenisa Bekele withstood the repeated surges of the man who supplanted him as World Cross Country Champion five months ago to win his third consecutive […]

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Obang Metho addresses Ogadenis in Minnesota

The following is a speech delivered by Ato Obang Metho in Minnesota at a conference organized by the Ogaden Youth Network: Let us Break Down the Invisible Fences of Ethiopia! August 11, 2007 It is an honor to be here in front of you to talk about human rights in Ethiopia. Human rights abuses are […]

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Symposium: Ethiopia in the dawn of the third Millennium

ANNOUNCEMENT Council for the Celebration of Ethiopian Millennium Ethiopia in the dawn of the third Millennium: Reflections on our Country’s Past and its Future – Challenges and Opportunities. As part of the events organized by the Council for Ethiopian Millennium Celebration Council in Washington DC, USA, from September 7 to September 12, 2007, several prominent […]

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Human Rights Group Seeks Accounting of Ethiopian Food Aid

By Nick Wadhams, VOA Wadhams report – (mp3) – Download 595k An Ethiopian human rights group is demanding that the United States and other international donors monitor the food and financial aid they give to Ethiopia for its impoverished Ogaden region. As Nick Wadhams reports from Nairobi, activists say the government has blocked food aid […]

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Mesgana Dancers celebrate heritage, life

By Imani Tate San Bernardino County Sun The Mesgana Dancers perform for two reasons: to celebrate the traditional customs of their Ethiopian homeland and to raise money to support other girls’ educational dreams. The 11-member troupe will wrap up its 16-city American summer tour with a show Sept. 13 in Ontario and one the next […]

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Kenenisa Bekele wins third straight world title at 10,000 meters

The Associated Press OSAKA, Japan: Kenenisa Bekele needs almost no practice to win at 10,000 meters. The Ethiopian proved it again Monday in his first race at the distance this season, running 27 minutes, 05.90 seconds to claim his third straight 10,000-meter title at the world championships. Fellow Ethiopian Sileshi Sihine took silver in 27:09.03 […]

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Dance group brings Ethiopian culture to Utah

By Alicia Greenleigh The Salt Lake Tribune What do you know about Ethiopia? If you’re like most people, it’s probably not much. But the Mesgana Dance Group wants to change that. Mesgana, which means gratitude in Amharic, the national language of Ethiopia, is made up of 11 girls, ages 7 to 13, who are educating […]

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Tirunesh's thrilling victory in Osaka, Japan – video

Tirunesh Dibaba’s thrilling victory in Osaka, Japan, Aug 26, 2007

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Tirunesh’s thrilling victory in Osaka, Japan – video

Tirunesh Dibaba’s thrilling victory in Osaka, Japan, Aug 26, 2007

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An Addis Ababa neighborhood honors Bertukan Mideksa

The Ferensay Legacion area residents of Addis Ababa have awared the Vice President of the Coalition for Unity and Democracy Party (Kinijit) Bertukan Mideksa a brand new car on Saturday. Ferensay Legacion is Wzt. Bertukan’s neighborhood. It is also an area that was savagely attacked by Woyanne tanks and Agazi special forces during the Nov. 2005 civil unrest […]

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Somali insurgents vow to step up drive against Woyanne

By Mohamed Abdi Farah (SomaliNet) Somalia’s top Islamist Courts Union leader vowed on Saturday to wage a stronger insurgency in the capital, Mogadishu, until all Ethiopian Woyanne troops withdraw from the war-shattered Horn of Africa nation, AFP reports Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, the chief of the executive arm of the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC), […]

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የቅንጅት ምክትል ፕሬዚደንት ብርቱካን ሚደቅሳ መኪና ተሸለሙ

በአዲስ አበባ ከተማ በተለምዶ ፈረንሳይ ለጋሲዮን እየተባለ በሚጠራው አካባቢ የሚኖሩ ነዋሪዎች የአካባቢያቸው ልጅ ለሆነችው ወ/ት ብርቱካን ሚዴቅሳ መኪና በመሸለም ደስታቸውን ገለጹ፡፡ በተጨማሪም ከእስር ለተፈቱት የቅንጅት አመራሮች የምሳ ግብዣ አደረጉ፡፡ በግብዣው ላይ ፕሮፌሰር መስፍን ወ/ማሪያም እና ወ/ት ብርቱካን ንግግር አድርገዋል፡፡ ከቀኑ አምስት ሰአት ጀምሮ ነበር ግብዣውን ያዘጋጁት የአካባቢው ነዋሪዎች ጉድ ጉድ ማለት የጀመሩት፡፡ እንግዶቹ በተጠሩበት 7፡00 […]

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Tirunesh Dibaba wins thrilling 10,000m in Osaka

(AFP) Ethiopia’s Tirunesh Dibaba has come from the back of the field to retain her world 10,000 metres title in a thrilling race in Osaka overnight. Dibaba trailed by some 50 metres with three-quarters of the race run but recovered to power past Turkey’s Elvan Abeylegesse on the bell and finish in 31 minutes 55.41 […]

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Indian company eyes Ethiopia to grow tea

Commodity Online In a giant move, the Kanan Devan Hills Plantations (KDHP) company of India has decided to invest Rs 375 crore in Ethiopia to develop 10,000 hectares of tea plantation. KDHP officials said while the new project would have a 70:30 debt equity ratio, some foreign private equity companies have shown interest to participate […]

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Pakistan appoints new envoy to Ethiopia

Pakistan Times Wire Service ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Friday appointed Khalid Hussain its new ambassador to Ethiopia, presently serving as ambassador to Sudan since July 2004, says a press release of Foreign Office. Khalid Hussain holds a bachelor degree of LLB and Masters Degrees in Economics and Political Science. He joined foreign service of Pakistan on March […]

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Ethiopian Electric Power Corp. signs power supply contracts with Chinese firms

The state-owned Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) on Friday signed six contracts with three Chinese companies, providing for expanding electricity supply services to rural towns and villages. The contracts amount to more than 124 million U.S. dollars, said EEPCo General Manager Mihret Debebe. The construction of a 400 kv Bahir Dar-Debremarkos-Addis Ababa, a 230 kv […]

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Over 15,000 people attended Aleqa Ayalew's funeral

Ethiopian eminent scholar and theologian Aleqa Ayalew Tamiru was buried on Thursday at Tekle Haimanot Church in Addis Ababa in the presence of over 15,000 people. Read the full report below in Amharic by an Ethiopian Review correspondent in Addis Ababa: የአለቃ አያሌው የቀብር ስነ ስርዓት በተክለ ኃይማኖት ቤ/ክርስቲያን ተከናወነ፡፡ የአቡነ ጳውሎስን ስርዓት ከእምነትነቱ ይልቅ የካድሬ […]

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Over 15,000 people attended Aleqa Ayalew’s funeral

Ethiopian eminent scholar and theologian Aleqa Ayalew Tamiru was buried on Thursday at Tekle Haimanot Church in Addis Ababa in the presence of over 15,000 people. Read the full report below in Amharic by an Ethiopian Review correspondent in Addis Ababa: የአለቃ አያሌው የቀብር ስነ ስርዓት በተክለ ኃይማኖት ቤ/ክርስቲያን ተከናወነ፡፡ የአቡነ ጳውሎስን ስርዓት ከእምነትነቱ ይልቅ የካድሬ […]

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ONLF welcomes UN Fact Finding Mission to Ogaden

ONLF Statement On UN Fact Finding Mission To Ogaden The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) welcomes the decision of the United Nations to send a fact finding mission to the Ogaden. This represents a positive first step by the United Nations in addressing the man made humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in Ogaden. We call on the […]

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Assimba.org responds to Dawey Ibrahim

Assimba.org has issued the following press release in Amharic regarding comments by Ato Dawey Ibrahim, former chairman of the Ethiopian Workers Confederaiton. (Amharic font can be downloaded here). አቶ ዳዊ ኢብራሂም በአሲምባ የውይይት መድረክ ላይ ለሰነዘሩት አስተያየት የተሰጠ ምላሽ በስደት የሚኖሩ ወገኖች ከመካከላቸው አንዱ የማይመስል ሲያወራ “ስደት ለወሬ ያመቻል” ይላሉ። እንዲያም ሲል ተንኮል የተሞላበት ፈጠራን […]

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ለሚሌኒየሙ በመስቀል አደባባይ የሚደረጉ ዝግጅቶች ተሰረዙ

አመቱን ሙሉ ሲዘፈንለትና ሲነገርለት በነበረው የኢትዮጵያውያን ሚሌኒየም በዓል ላይ ቢያንስ ሕዝብን ሊያሳትፉ ይችላሉ ተብለው የታሰቡት የመስቀል አደባባይ ዝግጅቶች ከፀጥታ ጋር በተያያዘ ችግር ሊፈጠር ይችላል በሚል የስጋት ሰበብ ተሰረዘ፡፡ የበዓሉን ዝግጅት ያዘጋጃል በሚል ተቋቁሞ የነበረው የሚሌኒየም በዓል አከባበር ምክር ቤትም በመጨረሻ ከአንድ የዋዜማ ዝግጅት በስተቀር ሌላውን አመቱን ሙሉ ነው የምሰራው ሲል አስታውቋል፡፡ ከአቶ መለስ አንደበት ከ500 […]

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የአለቃ አያሌው አስክሬን በካህናት ሳይታጀብ ቀረ

የአቡነ ጳውሎስን ስርዓት ከእምነትነቱ ይልቅ የካድሬ ስራ የሚሰራበት ነው፤ በማለት በተቃውሞ ሰማዕት ሆነው የኖሩት አለቃ አያሌው ሕይወት ካለፈ በኋላ ሐሙስ ነሐሴ 17 ቀን 1999 ዓ.ም በአቡነ ተክለ ኃይማኖት በተከናወነው የቀብር ስነ ስርዓታቸው ላይ ቁጥሩ ከ15 ሺህ በላይ የሚገመት ሕዝብ ቢገኝም ካህናቱና የሰንበት ት/ቤት ወጣቶች በዝማሬ አስክሬናቸውን ሳያጅቡ ቀሩ፡፡ በተጨማሪም የድምፅ ማጉያ እንኳን ሳያወጡ የቤተ መቅደሱን […]

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ወደ አሜሪካና አውሮፓ ጉዞ የሚያደርጉት የቅንጅት አመራሮች ቪዛ አላገኙም

ወደ አሜሪካና አውሮፓ ጉዞ የሚያደርጉት የቅንጅት አመራሮች ቪዛ አላገኙም ወደ አሜሪካን አገር ጉዞ ለማድረግ በዝግጅት ላይ የነበሩት አምስት የቅንጅት አመራሮች ኢትዮጵያ ከሚገኘው የአሜሪካ ኢምባሲ የመውጫ ቪዛ ባለማግኘታቸው ጉዞአቸው ሳይዘገይ እንደማይቀር ተገምቷል፡፡ ወደ አውሮፓ የሚጓዙት ሌሎቹ አምስት አመራሮችም እስካሁን ቪዛ እንዳላገኙ ምንጮቻችን ጠቁመዋል፡፡ ባለፈው እረቡ የግብዣ ወረቀታቸውን በመያዝ ኢትዮጵያ በሚገኘው የአሜሪካ ኤምባሲ ያመሩት ኢ/ር ኃይሉ ሻውል፣ […]

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Ethiopian running legend Berhane Adere fundraising in run up to race

ADDIS ABABA – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and world class runner, Berhane Adere, today launched the Millennium Dream Campaign to raise one million birr ($116,000) for Ethiopian Orphans and Vulnerable Children through the Millennium Edition of the Great Ethiopia Run scheduled for 9 September 2007. A total of 1,500 race entries are being made available for […]

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ETN interview with Andargachew Tsige

Ethiopian Television Network interviews Kinijit senior official Ato Andargachew Tsige.

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US Announces Emergency Aid to Ethiopia's Ogaden Region

VOA News The United States says it is providing nearly $19 million in emergency aid for Ethiopia’s volatile Ogaden region. The State Department said Friday Washington is working with the Ethiopian government, international partners and non-governmental organizations in responding to concerns over humanitarian conditions in the eastern region. The U.S. says most of the $18.7 […]

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US Announces Emergency Aid to Ethiopia’s Ogaden Region

VOA News The United States says it is providing nearly $19 million in emergency aid for Ethiopia’s volatile Ogaden region. The State Department said Friday Washington is working with the Ethiopian government, international partners and non-governmental organizations in responding to concerns over humanitarian conditions in the eastern region. The U.S. says most of the $18.7 […]

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Happy to have left Gondar

The long road home By RUTH EGLASH , THE JERUSALEM POST Dressed in traditional Ethiopian garb, replete with long white, mock-chiffon shawls and colorful headdresses, the women gather with their children to receive their daily staple of food distributed by a collection of Jewish aid agencies at the Gondar Beta Israel Association Feeding Center for […]

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Alarming situations in Ogaden and Oromia regions

PRESS RELEASE Ethiopian Women for Peace and Development In the past few weeks, conflicting reports are coming from Ethiopia. On one hand, the government released some political prisoners, mostly leaders and members of the CUD party and journalists. We had hoped that their release would lead to a more conciliatory gesture by the government by […]

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The Underside of the Eritrean Issue

By Messay Kebede These days we catch the TPLF leaders openly claiming the paternity of the Eritrean independence and boasting about their achievement. More surprisingly, as though the issue of a second reunification of Eritrea with Ethiopia was back on the agenda, we hear them expressing their absolute opposition to such a development and their […]

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Shotgun fired into an Ethiopian restaurant in Edmonton

By Edmonton Sun Cops were looking for a man who fired a shotgun into a busy Ethiopian restaurant during a botched robbery attempt late last night. “No one was hurt. He asked for money but ran out after the gun went off,” said a woman at the Blue Nile, located at 10875 98 St. She […]

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Woyanne officials disturbed by legislation in U.S. Congress

By Brian Blackwell The Washington Times Ethiopian Woyanne officials are disturbed by legislation pending in Congress that would restrict military assistance and travel to the United States by certain Ethiopian Woyanne officials unless President Bush certifies that the Addis Ababa government is acting to address specific human rights concerns. The Ethiopians Woyannes argue that it is unfair to […]

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Keeping Ethiopia's telecommunications network underdeveloped

AP reports that Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi has promised to invest in the country’s telecommunications network in a speech he gave at a technology conference that was held in Addis Ababa Wednesday. The fact of the matter is that the Meles dictatorship has purposefully kept Ethiopia’s telecommunications network underdeveloped. For example, unlike most countries in the world, the […]

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Keeping Ethiopia’s telecommunications network underdeveloped

AP reports that Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi has promised to invest in the country’s telecommunications network in a speech he gave at a technology conference that was held in Addis Ababa Wednesday. The fact of the matter is that the Meles dictatorship has purposefully kept Ethiopia’s telecommunications network underdeveloped. For example, unlike most countries in the world, the […]

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Woyanne shakes down Addis residents for money

Woyannes are currently distributing fund raising pledge forms to Addis Ababa residents through the EPRDF offices (see the form here) in preparation for the upcoming rigged elections. Woyanne controls most of the Ethiopia’s heavy industries, ranging from mining to insurance. Profits from Ethiopians Airlines, Ethiopian Telecommunications, and other state-controlled industiries are siphoned off and diverted […]

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Prof. Alemayehu responds to DLA Piper’s grossly inaccurate statements

Professor Alemayehu Gebre-Mariam responds to a statements made by Ethiopian “government” lobbyists DLA Piper: Mr. Gary Klein, Esq. DLA Piper Federal Affairs and Legislative Practice Group 1200 Nineteenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20036-2412 Dear Mr. Klein: I write this letter to challenge recent statements that you have personally made in a radio interview, and other […]

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UNICEF: 344,000 Ethiopian children will die of preventable causes this year

Japan donates $1 million to UNICEF to prevent malaria in Ethiopia Press Release – UNICEF The Government of Japan on Monday donated US$1 Million to UNICEF for the prevention of infectious diseases among children in Ethiopia. An estimated 344,000 children under five will die of preventable causes including malaria in Ethiopia this year. “Children have […]

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Toronto gearing up for the Ethiopian Millennium celebration

On September 8th, 2007 the Christi Pits Park in Toronto is going to be decorated with hundreds of Ethiopian flag and thousands of Ethiopians and Ethio-Canadians to herald the Ethiopian Millennium celebration organized in the city of Toronto. The Ethiopian Association in the Greater Toronto Area and surroundings has been working hard to make the […]

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Urgent advice to Beyonce Knowles, Janet Jackson and 50-Cent

Tegbar League urges American music stars Beyonce Knowles, Janet Jackson and 50-Cent to stay away from Ethiopia during next month’s millennium festival in Addis Ababa organized by the Meles regime in Ethiopia. The says: “… it was with great shock that we learned about your acceptance to perform at a grand party for the upcoming Ethiopian […]

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Political Violence and Democratic Uncertainty in Ethiopia

Special Report United States Institute for Peace Global efforts to combat terrorism and the pressure to implement democratic reforms have collided in Ethiopia in recent years. The contradictions and challenges in these objectives became even more apparent after the country ’s flawed 2005 elections and a violent crackdown by Ethiopian security forces. In addition, sizable […]

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California man gives up house to help children in Ethiopia

By COURTNEY BACALSO The Orange County Register ORANGE – First lady Laura Bush turned down Tilahun “Michael” Belay. So did England’s Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles. Bill Gates, too. Oprah didn’t even bother to respond to the Orange resident. After Belay’s solicitation letters for his nonprofit organization were unsuccessful, the 52-year-old father of three sold […]

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አለቃ አያሌው ታምሩ ከዚህ አለም በሞት ተለዩ

አለቃ አያሌው በአራት አመታቸው በምስራቅ ጎጃም ዞን ዲማ ጊዮርጊስ ቤ/ክርስቲያን የቤተክህነት ትምህርት የጀመሩ ሲሆን በእድሜ ዘመናቸው ቤተ ክህነትን ሲያገለግሉ የነበሩና በኋላም የሊቃውንት ጉባኤ ሰብሳቢ በነበሩበት ወቅት በ1988 ዓ.ም ከአባ ገ/መድህን (የቀድሞው አቡነ ጳውሎስ) ጋር ቤተክርስቲያኒቱን በሚመለከት ጠንካራ የሃሳብ ልዩነት በመፈጠሩ ወጥተዋል፡፡ ሊቀጠበብት አያሌው ወያኔ በጠመንጃ ሃይል ካስቀመጣቸው ጳጳስ ከአባ ገ/መድህን ጋር ያለመግባባቶች የነበራቸው እንደነበር ወዳጆቻቸው […]

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Foreign Policy Magazine grills Woyanne ambassador – video

Foreign Policy Magazine interviews Samuel Assefa, the Woyanne regime envoy in Washington DC. The ‘ambassador’ exposes himself in the interview as a blathering idiot. 

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A prominent Ethiopian scholar/theologian passed away

Aleqa Ayalew Tamiru, a prominent Ethiopian theologian and scholar, passed away on Sunday at his home in Addis Ababa. He was 83 years old. Aleqa Ayalew was an icon of the Ethiopian Orthodox church who was engaged in a running battle with Aba Gebre-Medhin (formerly Aba Paulos) over fundamental teachings of the Church. He had […]

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Freed Ethiopians Describe Abuse, Intimidation

By Stephanie McCrummen Washington Post Foreign Service NAIROBI — Three Ethiopian journalists who had been held for almost two years in an Addis Ababa prison said that days after being cleared of all charges and released this spring, they each received death threats from government security agents. In lengthy interviews here in the Kenyan capital, […]

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In Ethiopia, four journalists released from prison

COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS Four imprisoned Ethiopian journalists of now-defunct Amharic-language weeklies were released on conditional pardon on Saturday along with 27 opposition activists, according to news reports and local journalists. The four journalists had been given heavy prison sentences earlier this month in connection with their coverage of deadly post-election unrest in 2005. Editors […]

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Arizona volunteers ship medical supplies to Ethiopia

By Heidi Rickels of Project C.U.R.E. Local volunteers of Project Cure Arizona this month helped load a 40-foot container full of donated medical supplies and equipment that will be delivered to a Clinton Foundation-sponsored HIV/AIDS clinic in rural Ethiopia. Nearly 1 million of Ethiopia’s population of 77 million people are living with HIV. Because of […]

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Ethiopian Political and Civic Organizations Directory

Advocacy Ethiopia Anuak Justice Council Coalition for HR 2003 Coalition for Unity & Democracy Party (Kinijit) Coalition for Unity & Democracy Party (Kinijit) – DC Chapter Coalition for Unity & Democracy Party (Kinijit) – Minnesota Coalition for Unity & Democracy Party (Kinijit) – North America Coalition for Unity & Democracy Party (Kinijit) – Sweden Coalition […]

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Wolqait-Tegede Ethiopians in Ohio resolution – Amharic

The following is a resolution passed on Aug 18, 2007, by Ethiopians of the Wolqait-Tegede region currently residing in Ohio.  የወልቃይት-ጠገዴ ተወላጅ ኢትዮጵያውያን ተቃውሞና የአቋም መግለጫ በ 8/18/2007 በትግራይ ሕዝብ ነፃ አውጭ ግንባር ተውካዮች (ትውልዳቸው ወልቃይት የሆኑ) የትግራይ ክልል የፀጥታ/ደህንነት ሃላፊ አቶ ፀጋይ አስማማውና የወልቃይት ጠገዴ ምክትል አስተዳዳሪ አቶ ፈረደ የሺወንድም “ልማት ለወልቃይት” በሚል ስም በተጠራው ስብሰባ ላይ […]

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Karg in Africa: Gonder, Ethiopia

[The story of our adventure through the eastern and northern sides of Africa overland in our Landrover in 2007.] By Lorraine and Neville Karg Monday, August 20, 2007 Gonder, Ethiopia Sunday 19th August 2007 Belegese Pension, Gonder Woke up very early with the sound of wailing priests and headed back to Gonder to prepare to […]

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With U.S. Congress in Summer recess, hot debate continues

H.R. 2003 – The Ethiopia Democracy and Accountability Act of 2007 78% For, 22% Against This is the WashingtonWatch.com federal legislative update for the week of August 20, 2007. With Congress in the middle of its August recess, hot debate is occurring among the Ethiopian-American community regarding U.S. policy toward their home country. In the […]

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Ethiopian mobile phone network suffers multiple failures

The sole mobile phone network in Ethiopia has suffered its second serious outage within two weeks reports the local Ethiopian Reporter newspaper. The first outage was largely caused by a nationwide power failure, however last Friday’s failure was due to a network expansion project being undertaken by ZTE going wrong. “Such failure could happen again […]

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Another Ethiopian maid is found hanged

Bahrain – AN Ethiopian maid hanged herself at her Bahraini sponsor’s house in Barbar at around 1pm yesterday. The victim, who was in her 20s, was found hanging from a shower curtain rail by her sponsor, Chief Public Prosecutor Ahmed Bucheeri said yesterday. “The sponsor suspected that something was wrong with the housemaid so he […]

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Eritrea's president: U.S. must change policy in Horn of Africa

By Jack Kimball ASMARA, Aug 20 (Reuters) – Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki accused the United States of fuelling conflicts in the Horn of Africa and urged Washington to change its policies in the latest round of finger-pointing between the two nations. The comments, published on Monday, came days after Washington said it was considering placing […]

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Eritrea’s president: U.S. must change policy in Horn of Africa

By Jack Kimball ASMARA, Aug 20 (Reuters) – Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki accused the United States of fuelling conflicts in the Horn of Africa and urged Washington to change its policies in the latest round of finger-pointing between the two nations. The comments, published on Monday, came days after Washington said it was considering placing […]

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Ethiopian millennium event in Ottawa

PRESS RELEASE Ethiopian Community Association in Ottawa, Canada Celebrate Ethiopia’s journey of 2000 Years with love and unity On several occasions Ethiopia’s prominence reached its climax. It inspired the world as a pioneer of early civilization. The discovery of the first humanoid — Lucy (Dinknesh) — speaks volumes that Ethiopia is the cradle ofmankind. Like […]

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14 Ethiopian groups call for action in Ogaden

For Immediate Release: August 17, 2007. We, the undersigned, as members of Ethiopian human rights organizations, Ethiopian civic organizations and in the Ethiopian religious community, call for immediate action to stop the outrageous human rights abuses going on in the Ogaden region of Ethiopia that is causing wide-scale humanitarian disaster to the civilian population due […]

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Expelled Eritreans seek damages from Ethiopia

[Lawyer Ruta Ghebremichael receives a war damage claims from a woman in her office in Asmara in this file photo from July 30, 2007. REUTERS/Jack Kimball] By Jack Kimball ASMARA (Reuters) – Standing in a muddy courtyard, 65-year-old Letezai Tewolde-Bahta’s eyes dart back and forth as she stares at a doorway leading to Eritrea’s legal […]

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Ethiopians in DC say thank you to K.I.L.

Hundreds of Ethiopians residing in the Washington DC Metro Area gathered on Saturday at the Unification Church to say thank you to former members of the Kinijit International Leadership (K.I.L.). The event was organized by Netsanet LeEthiopia Radio, Addis Dimts Radio, Mebt Radio, Ethiopian Review, and Tegbar League in collaboration with the Kinijit DC Metro Chapter. The […]

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Kinijit leaders will arrive in the US on Aug. 29

A six-member delegation of the Coalition for Unity and Democracy Party (Kinijit) led by the party’s chairman Ato Hailu Shawel will arrive at Washington DC’s Dulles Airport on Wednesday, August 29, at 8 AM. Previously they were scheduled to arrive on August 20, but delayed due to logistical issues. The committee that is organizing the […]

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Eritrean official rejects Jendayi Frazer's terrorism accusation

By VOA News A senior Eritrean minister Saturday criticized U.S. consideration to put his country on a list of state sponsors of terrorism for providing support to Islamist insurgents in Somalia. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Jendayi Frazer [who is supporting Meles Zenawi’s war crimes in Somalia] said Friday the U.S. is considering the move, which would […]

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Eritrean official rejects Jendayi Frazer’s terrorism accusation

By VOA News A senior Eritrean minister Saturday criticized U.S. consideration to put his country on a list of state sponsors of terrorism for providing support to Islamist insurgents in Somalia. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Jendayi Frazer [who is supporting Meles Zenawi’s war crimes in Somalia] said Friday the U.S. is considering the move, which would […]

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More opposition members freed in Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Woyanne regime’s Ministry of Justice said Saturday the pardon plea of Ato Kifle Tigneh and other 31 members of the Coalition for Unity and Democracy Party (Kinijit) has been approved by Ethiopian President Meles Zenawi’s puppet Girma Woldegiorgis. In a statement, the ministry said the prisoners “admitted” [or else rot in jail] that […]

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