Monthly Archives: September 2007

Haile Gebre-Selassie apologises to Tergat for breaking record

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Less than ten minutes after breaking the world marathon record on Sunday, Ethiopia’s Haile Gebrselassie was handed a cell phone — it was Paul Tergat calling from Kenya to offer his congratulations. “I’m sorry,” Gebrselassie told his great rival and long-time friend after winning the Berlin marathon […]

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Kinijit leaders arrive in Dallas

Kinijit leaders in California and Texas The Kinijit train whistled through California and Texas over the weekend creating excitement and hope among Ethiopian communities. Kinijit leaders’ core message was that their party is trying to institute genuine democracy and rule of law in Ethiopia by being an example. They repeated the message that a party […]

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Haile Gebrselassie sets marathon record

(BBC) Haile Gebrselassie broke the marathon world record in Berlin on Sunday, posting an official time of two hours, four minutes and 26 seconds. The 34-year-old Ethiopian beat the mark of 2:04:55 set by Kenya’s Paul Tergat in Berlin in September 2003. Gebrselassie was already 32 seconds inside Tergat’s pace at the 10km mark and […]

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The butcher of Addis Ababa is coming to Washington DC

Dictator Meles Zenawi, the butcher of Addis Ababa, Ogaden, Mogadishu, Anuak… is coming to Washington DC on Monday or Tuesday, according to Ethiopian Review sources. Meles will be in Washington to meet with State Department officials. The U.S. House of Representatives will take final action on H.R. 2003 Tuesday, Oct. 2. Meles is expected to […]

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Kinijit-Oakland leaves Dr Taye speechless

Taye, yeShaleqa Buchila [satire]

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Kinijit leaders meet with Ethiopians in Oakland

9:20 PM PST / 12:20 AM EST The goal is met! Oakland raised $52,195 for Kinijit. Woyanne cadres joined by other groups did every thing they could to derail the Oakland event. The success in Oakland is just one more proof that nothing can stop Kinijit’s freedom train. What do you say Dallas? It is […]

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VOA report on H.R. 2003 – audio

Listen to VOA Amharic Sept. 28, 2007, report on H.R. 2003, including an interview with Prof. Alemayehu GebreMariam. Click here to listen

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The Kinijit train gathering momentum

The excitement surrounding the Kinijit leaders USA tour is growing. It is spreading and engulfing Ethiopian communities through out North America. It started in Washington DC. It spread to Boston, and to Upstate New York. Now it is in the San Francisco Bay Area as seen Thursday at Oakland Airport. Saturday, Sept. 29, Kinijit leaders […]

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Final action on H.R. 2003 scheduled for Oct. 2

United States House of Representatives final House Action on H.R. 2003 Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007 The Coalition for H.R. 2003 is pleased to announce that HR 2003 (“Ethiopia Democracy and Accountability Act of 2007”), introduced by Chairman Donald Payne of the Subcommittee on Africa on April 20, 2007, has been scheduled for final action by […]

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Kinijit leaders receive heroes’ welcome in Oakland – video

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Message to Hailu Shawel

This is a message to Ato Hailu Shawel, Kinijit Chairman, by Atkilt Asefa. Click here [Amhairc, pdf] Atkilt Assefa can be reached at [email protected]

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Taye’s rip off plan failed

Ethiopian Review had reported on Wednesday that Kinijit Chairman Hailu Shawel is in critical condition and that no one except close family members are allowed to see him. Ato Hailu’s condition was held in secret until it was discovered by ER’s Intelligence Unit. The reason for the secrecy was that Shaleqa Yoseph and Taye Woldesemayat […]

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Ethiopians celebrate Meskel

By Bonny Apunyu, AFP More than 100 000 Ethiopian Orthodox Christians took part in a procession in Addis Ababa for the first major religious festival of the country’s third millennium. Ethiopians on Thursday converged on Meskel square in the capital’s centre, in larger numbers than often before during a ceremony where they sing hymns and […]

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Rights group accuses Woyanne of widespread human rights violations

(AFP) — An Ethiopian rights group on Thursday accused [Woyanne] government security forces of widespread human rights violations, including arbitrary detentions, torture and killings. The Ethiopian Human Rights Council (EHRCO) issued a statement alleging that 17 people had been killed and 201 others held without charge by security forces in several regions over the past […]

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Wife stabber gets jail

By MARIA RAE, Mercury Law reporter AN Ethiopian refugee who found out two children were not his, stabbed his wife and then hung himself from a tree. In sentencing the man yesterday, the judge condemned those in Tasmania’s African community who had shunned the wife after Berakhe Beyene’s violent attack on her. The Supreme Court […]

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Woyanne ambassador tells more lies

The following is a commentary by Woyanne ambassador Samuel Assefa that appeared today on Washington Times. Hodader Samuel accuses the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) of being a terrorist group. The fact, as reported by several credible human rights groups and media, is that Woyanne is committing unspeakable atrocities in the Ogaden region of Ethiopia, […]

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Kinijit delegates arrive in Oakland

02:48 AM EST/11:48 PM PST Kinijit leaders Wzt. Bertukan Mideksa, Dr Hailu Araya, Ato Gizachew Shiferraw and Ato Brook Kebede, have arrived at the Oakland Airport in Northern California. Their arrival was delayed, but several Ethiopians waited for 3 hours at the airport to welcome their leaders. The love and affection being shown to the […]

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An archive of murders past

The Economist TYRANTS tend to be oddly punctilious about recording their atrocities. But even by the standards of his peers, Mengistu Haile Mariam, Ethiopia’s former dictator, was an incorrigible archivist. The security services of his regime, which took power in 1974, learned the habits of bureaucratic procedure from true masters, the East Germans, who sent […]

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Haile’s Marathon dream goal in Berlin: 2:03:00

ByJörg Wenig for the IAAF Berlin, Germany – When Haile Gebrselassie travelled to Berlin recently for a press conference staged by one of his sponsors, he said: “I am here for my next goal.” This Sunday the 34 year-old Ethiopian will run the real,- Berlin Marathon as the defending champion. But apart from winning his […]

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Kinijit delegation in the U.S. – Week in Review

By The Ad Hoc Coordinating Committee for Kinijit Leadership Delegation Visit to the U.S. WEEK IN REVIEW On September 26, 2007, official Kinijit Delegation members attended the House Foreign Affairs Committee mark-up of H.R. 2003. Ato Gizachew Shiferra, Dr. Hailu Araya and Ato Brook Kebede met with a number of Congressional leaders including H.R. 2003 […]

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Donald Payne delivers gift of freedom to Ethiopians

Coalition for H.R. 2003 For Immediate Release Donald Payne delivers gift of freedom, democracy and human rights to Ethiopians “It is a good day for Ethiopia. It is a Good Day for America.” – Donald Payne September 26, 2007, the House Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously passed H.R. 2003, “Ethiopia Democracy and Accountability Act of 2007.” […]

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Meles Zenawi leaves for New York

The butcher of Addis Ababa and Mogadishu Meles Zenawi is in New York Addis Ababa (ENA) – Dictator Meles Zenawi left for New York late on Tuesday to attend “Clinton Global Initiative 2007”, an international conference deliberating on power supply, global warming and poverty reduction. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press statement […]

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Woyanne cries foul; Calls U.S. Congress reckless

Statement by the Embassy of Ethiopia Woyanne on Action by House Foreign Affairs Committee WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 — The Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Woyanne in Washington, DC, released this statement by Samuel Assefa, Ethiopia’s Woyanne Ambassador to the United States: Ethiopia is a close ally of the United States in the […]

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Victory in the U.S. Congress – video

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Bertukan Mideksa to testify at the U.S. Congress

Bertukan Mideksa Kinijit Vice President Bertukan Mideksa and Addis Ababa Mayor-Elect Berhanu Nega will testify at a hearing in the United States House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health on Oct. 2, 2007. The hearing will be held in Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2172, next Tuesday starting at 10:00 AM. The hearing […]

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Hailu Shawel in critical condition

Hailu Shawel Ethiopian Review has been informed from sources close to Hailu Shawel’s family that he is critically ill in a Minneapolis hospital. Ato Hailu’s condition has gotten worse since Monday, forcing the doctors to allow access to close family members only. Two different sources told Ethiopian Review that the doctors said he feels better […]

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Kinijit delegates to Europe meet with Finland officials

Kinijit leaders arrive in Helsinki, Finland: L. to R. Dr Yacob Haile-Mariam, Ato Abayneh Berhanu, Ato Aschalew Ketema, Ato Muluneh Eyuel EMF – Kinijit leaders held a meeting with officials of the Government of Finland in Helsinki today. The delegates — Secretary General Muluneh Eyoel, Ato Abayneh Berhanu, Dr. Yacob Haile-Mariam, Ato Kifle Tigneh and […]

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H.R. 2003 passed with unanimous vote

The U.S. House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Committee today passed H.R. 2003 with all members voting in favor. Kinijit delegates Dr Hailu Araya, Ato Gizachew Shiferraw, and Ato Brook Kebede attended the committee meeting to show their full support for the bill. Several members of the Kinijit DC Metro chapter, including the vice chair, Ato […]

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U.S. Congress to mark-up H.R. 2003 today

The United States House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee to mark-up H.R. 2003 on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007 The Coalition for H.R. 2003 is pleased to announce that HR 2003 (“Ethiopia Democracy and accountability Act of 2007”), introduced by Chairman Donald Payne of the Subcommittee on Africa on April 20, 2007, has been scheduled for […]

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Ethiopia border deal falls through

By Barney Jopson in Nairobi Financial Times Tensions between Ethiopia and Eritrea, the Horn of Africa’s most bitter enemies, are escalating after a boundary commission trying to broker a deal to demarcate their border all but conceded defeat. According to a meeting transcript seen by the Financial Times, Sir Elihu Lauterpacht, president of the independent […]

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Kinjit in Cambridge: Rendezvous with victory

By Teodros Kiros On a beautiful Saturday night, September 22, 2007, Kinjit and its delegates arrived at an Armenian Church in Cambridge, MA. At this defining moment, the delegates gave a landmark performance to the calm crowd. This was Kinjit’s rendezvous with victory, fated to announce itself in the next election, if the party disciplines […]

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Report on the Kinijit delegation’s visit to Norway

The high level delegation of the Coalition for Unity and Democracy Party (Kinijit) arrived at Oslo International Airport in Norway on the 20th of September 2007 at 10:00 PM. The delegation was received and accorded lively and warm welcome upon their arrival. And a brief but colourful reception ceremony was held in honour of the […]

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The pressure is on Dallas and Oakland-San Jose

The successful Kinijit fund raising in Boston last Saturday is putting the spotlight on Kinijit chapters in the San Francisco Bay Area (Oakland-San Jose) and Dallas, Texas. The Kinijit delegation led by Vice President Bertukan Mideksa will arrive in the Bay Area next Thursday (Sept. 27) and Dallas (Sept. 30). Although it is said that […]

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Upstate New York raises $10,000 for Kinijit

After attending a fund raising dinner in Boston Saturday night, Kinijit Vice President Bertukan Mideksa and Spokesperson Dr Hailu Araya headed to Upstate New York on Sunday. The senior Kinijit leaders received an an enthusiastic welcome from the small Ethiopian community in Upstate New York when they arrived at Rochester Airport. After the welcoming ceremony, […]

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EHRCO releases its regular report

The Ethiopian Human Rights Council releases its 28th regular report. Click here to read [Amharic, pdf]

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Kinijit delegation arrives in Sweden

The Kinijit delegation to Europe has arrived in Stockholm, Sweden, yesterday, Sept. 24. Several Ethiopians who reside in Sweden warmly greeted the Kinijit leaders when they arrived at the Arlanda Airport in Stockholm. The delegation, which includes Kinijit Secretary General Muluneh Eyoel, and executive committee members Ato Abayneh Berhanu, Dr Yacob Hailemariam, Ato Kifle Tigneh […]

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The next big debate within and around Kinijit

Ethiopian Review Editorial The controversy and heated debates caused by the recent dictatorial behavior of Hailu Shawel, instigated and promoted by the EPRP-Shaleqa unholy alliance, will soon be dwarfed by another issue — the upcoming local election in Ethiopia. Next April, in about 7 months from now, there will be kebele, woreda and zonal elections […]

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Clarification from Prof. Alemayehu, Dr Solomon and Ato Tamagn

The Ad Hoc Coordinating Committee for Kinijit Delegation Visit to the United States CLARIFICATION Click here for the Amharic Version Over the past week, we have become aware of statements in the media concerning the role of the Ad Hoc Committee in the coordination of the Kinijit Delegation’s activities in the U.S., and matters related […]

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Woyanne gets paid $80 million for Ogaden gas fields

The Reporter By Kaleyesus Bekele The Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas last month paid the Ethiopian government 80 million dollars for the Calub and Hilala natural gas fields in the Ogaden basin, south-east Ethiopia. Pertonas won the international tender put up by the Ethiopian Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) to privatize the Calub […]

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Character Counts – commentary

By Yohannes Gebrewold I struggled mightily to postpone the idea of sharing some of the thoughts that have started to consume me these last few days with respect to what we all hear and read and are told about what has been happening in the CUD leadership. I decided to share a thought or two, […]

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Bertukan Mideksa appeals to Hailu Shawel – video

Kinijit Vice President Bertukan Mideksa makes a public appeal to Ato Hailu Shawel – video

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Row erupts in Somalia government

MOGADISHU (AFP) — A deep political row has erupted at the highest levels of Somalia’s transitional government, already bogged down in a protracted struggle against a deadly insurgency, officials said yesterday. Somalia’s attorney general, Abdullahi Dahir, was sacked on Friday by the cabinet for ordering the arrest of the supreme court’s chairman and one of […]

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Rastafarians mark Ethiopian millennium with massive concert

ADDIS ABABA (AFP) — Tens of thousands of Rastafarians converged on Addis Ababa for a massive concert as part of the celebrations marking Ethiopia’s new millennium. The Horn of Africa country, which is the cradle of the Rastafari movement, follows a unique version of the Julian calendar and entered its third millennium on September 12, […]

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Dr Taye reacts to Kinijit-Boston fund raising – satire

This was how EPRP agent Dr Taye reacted after being informed about Kinijit Boston’s successful fund raising event last night. [satire]

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Obang Metho’s open letter to Kinijit leaders

Open Letter to the CUDP Leaders Dear Chairman Mr. Hailu Shawel and Executive Members of the Kinijit: I am writing this letter to you with deep respect and gratefulness to all of you for what you have done for our beloved country. Your contributions towards creating a better Ethiopia have been monumental and the Ethiopian […]

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Kinijit North America Youth League speaks out

Kinijit North America Youth League has issued this statement on the on going dispute between the Kinijit chairman and the executive committee members [Amharic, pdf]

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Winners do not falter at faulty political moments – ENC

PRESS RELEASE ENC The Ethiopian National Congress (ENC) fears that the chances of establishing democratic order in our country in the near future will be missed if the problems within Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD) are not resolved soon. Though a civic organization that normally does not comment on internal matters of political parties, […]

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Kinijit delegation issues a statement

The Kinijit delegation that is currently on a working visit in the U.S. has issued this statement today [Amharic, pdf]

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Boston Ethiopians welcome Kinijit leaders

Kinijit leaders who are currently on a working visiting in the U.S. arrived in Boston Saturday morning. Ethiopians in Boston turned out in large numbers to give them a warm welcome. After getting some rest they attended a fund raising dinner which raised over $40,000, according to the organizers. In her speech at the dinner, […]

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Honorable farmer rests in peace

With a dimension of time things come to pass; with a dimension of time our dreams come true; with a dimension of time man is born, grow and ultimately die. As Einstein expresses it wittingly, we mortals achieve immortality through the permanent things we create in common. Encouraged by this wisdom, generation moves forward despite […]

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Appeal to Dr Taye, Shaleqa Yoseph & Co.

This is an appeal by Ato Mamo Asfaw to Dr Taye, Shaleqa Yoseph and Company to stop trying to divide Kinijit by taking advantage of it’s chairman’s poor health. It is a must read article, but the author forgets to mention the real force behind Dr Taye, i.e., EPRP. It is EPRP that is lending […]

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Appeal to Dr Taye, Shaleqa Yoseph & Co.

This is an appeal by Ato Mamo Asfaw to Dr Taye, Shaleqa Yoseph and Company to stop trying to divide Kinijit by taking advantage of it’s chairman’s poor health. It is a must read article, but the author forgets to mention the real force behind Dr Taye, i.e., EPRP. It is EPRP that is lending […]

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Kenenisa Bekele head strong line-up at Shanghai

SHANGHAI (AFP) — World champions Tyson Gay, Jeremy Wariner, Kenenisa Bekele and Liu Xiang head a strong field of athletes at the Shanghai Golden Grand Prix this month. Others signed up for the September 28 event include pole vault world record holder Yelena Isinbayeva, hurdles legend Allen Johnson and sprint queen Veronica Campbell, according to […]

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Kinijit fully behind H.R. 2003 – Ato Gizachew Shiferraw

Kinijit leader Gizachew Shiferraw addressing a rally in front of the United States Congress in support of H.R. 2003 – Sept 12, 2007 Kinijit delegates along with the head of Coalition for H.R. 2003 Prof. Alemayehu Gebre-Mariam lobby Congressman Donald Payne Ato Gizachew Shiferraw, a senior member of the Kinijit leadership currently on a working […]

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Ethiopian political dispute comes to United States

By Jim Snyder, The Hill Members of an Ethiopian opposition party who were jailed for 20 months in connection with a disputed election are lobbying the Bush administration and Congress to pressure Ethiopia to support a more open and democratic society. Members of the Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD) delegation also plan to travel […]

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On Woyanne's handing over of Ethiopian land to Sudan – by Solomon Getaneh

Ato Solomon Getaneh writes about the recent give away of a large tract of land by the Woyanne regime to Sudan – click here to read [Amharic, pdf] Ato Solomon can be reached at [email protected]

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On Woyanne’s handing over of Ethiopian land to Sudan – by Solomon Getaneh

Ato Solomon Getaneh writes about the recent give away of a large tract of land by the Woyanne regime to Sudan – click here to read [Amharic, pdf] Ato Solomon can be reached at [email protected]

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Political prisoners in Jijiga at risk of torture

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL 09-14-2007 Sultan Fowsi Mohamed Ali (m) and Ahmed Mohamed Tarah (m), engineer Sultan Fowsi Mohamed Ali and Ahmed Mohamed Tarah were arrested on 28 August in Jijiga, the capital of the Somali Region (known as the Ogaden) in eastern Ethiopia. They are held incommunicado in Jijiga military barracks, where they are at risk […]

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Domestic and regional turmoil color Ethiopia's Millennium celebration

By Lauren Gelfand, World Politics Review LONDON — Pomp, pagentry and the hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas accompanied Ethiopia’s celebration of its entry into the third millennium, seven years after the rest of the world but in line with the Coptic calendar of the Horn of Africa nation. But with the exchange of fiery rhetoric […]

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Domestic and regional turmoil color Ethiopia’s Millennium celebration

By Lauren Gelfand, World Politics Review LONDON — Pomp, pagentry and the hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas accompanied Ethiopia’s celebration of its entry into the third millennium, seven years after the rest of the world but in line with the Coptic calendar of the Horn of Africa nation. But with the exchange of fiery rhetoric […]

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Democratic struggle in Ethiopia – Berhanu Nega

This is a speech given at the Kinijit public meeting in Washington DC on Sept. 16, 2007, by the Mayor-Elect of Addis Ababa, Dr Berhanu Nega – click here [pdf, Amharic]

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On the Kinijit Diaspora by Sileshi Tesema

Sileshi Tesema from London writes about Kinijit Diaspora and ongoing problems. Click here to read [Amharic, pdf]

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Elias Wondimu appointed Ambassador for Peace

Wasington, DC. — Ethiopian social entrepreneur and peace advocate Elias Wondimu was appointed Ambassador for Peace by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) and the Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace (IIFWP). Elias Wondimu Appointed Ambassador for Peace The Ambassadors for Peace is a global network of leaders from religion, politics, the media, academia, and […]

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Return Lucy home!

PRESS RELEASE The Afar Human Rights Organisation (AHRO) is very much concerned about the fate of Australopithecus afarensis, which is popularly known as both Lucy and Dinkinesh. Lucy – the root of mankind is an exception and symbol that places Ethiopia into the World heritage. Unlike any other hominid fossil ever found Lucy is most […]

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Ethiopia's opposition wants U.S. support for democracy struggle

By James Butty, VOA James Butty interview with Hailu Araya Butty interview with Hailu Araaya Ethiopia’s main opposition, the Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD) says the struggle in Ethiopia is a struggle for democracy, and it hopes the United States will stand on the side of those fighting for democracy in Ethiopia. In July […]

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Ethiopia’s opposition wants U.S. support for democracy struggle

By James Butty, VOA James Butty interview with Hailu Araya Butty interview with Hailu Araaya Ethiopia’s main opposition, the Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD) says the struggle in Ethiopia is a struggle for democracy, and it hopes the United States will stand on the side of those fighting for democracy in Ethiopia. In July […]

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UN says situation in Ethiopia's Ogaden deteriorating fast

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP): The United Nations said Wednesday that the situation in Ethiopia’s Ogaden region has “deteriorated rapidly,” and called for an independent investigation into the humanitarian issues there. The U.N. sent a fact-finding mission to the Ogaden in the country’s volatile east from Aug. 30 to Sept. 6. “The mission observed the recent […]

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UN says situation in Ethiopia’s Ogaden deteriorating fast

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP): The United Nations said Wednesday that the situation in Ethiopia’s Ogaden region has “deteriorated rapidly,” and called for an independent investigation into the humanitarian issues there. The U.N. sent a fact-finding mission to the Ogaden in the country’s volatile east from Aug. 30 to Sept. 6. “The mission observed the recent […]

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Saving Hailu Shawel’s legacy from the Shaleqa mafia

Ethiopian Review Editorial The Shaleqa mafia is an unholy alliance of: 1) The former chairman of Kinijit North America Shaleqa Yoseph Yazew, and Ato Moges Brook, who is the shaleqa’s friend of over 30 years from their EDU days. These two individuals are long time friends of Hailu Shawel and have close family ties. The […]

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Kinijit delegation heads to Norway

The Kinijit Support and Development Organization in Norway (KSDON) announces the forth coming visit of a 5 member high-level delegation of the Coalition for Unity and Democracy Party (Kinijit). We believe that Ethiopians and friends of Ethiopia have been longing for an opportunity to receive, meet and confer with the delegation. The delegation headed by […]

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Why we don’t hear about the conflict in Ogaden?

When an American reporter started digging, he was forced out of Ethiopia. By Will Connors, slate.com I had fallen in love. Ethiopia does that to people. It sneaks up on you with its lush, mountainous landscape, its delicious coffee, its beautiful people as warm and welcoming as any in the world. And before you know […]

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Several Somali elders in Dire Dawa arrested

The Woyanne regime has arrested the following prominent Somalis elders in the city of Dire Dawa, eastern Ethiopia, in the past few days and took them to an unknown location, probably to Jijjiga, according to the Ethiopian Somali Advocacy Council: 1. ADEN ALALEH ABDI 2. MOHAMED AHMED HOUSSEIN 3. MOHAMED KALIF HOUSSEIN 4. ABDILLAHI MOHAMED […]

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Tebaber – poem by Dr Fikre Tolossa

Tebaber – poem by Dr Fikre Tolossa [click here to read]

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Ethiopian-African 2nd Millennium Celebration

PRESS RELEASE H.I.H. Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie, the grandson of the late Emperor Haile Selassie 1 of Ethiopia placed a wreath of green, yellow and red flowers at the African American Civil War Memorial on September 12th surrounded by a group of Ethiopian religious and military officials, and other leaders in the Ethiopian, African American and […]

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Update on activities of the Kinijit delegates to Europe

Following the very warm welcome given to Kinijit delegates to Europe by Ethiopians in London at Heathrow airport on Sunday, Sept. 09, the delegation did not waste anytime before it began tackling the businesses of its trip. Kinijit delegates arrive in London [Photo: Kinijit Europe] Monday Sept. 10, 2007 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Kinijit […]

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Let's pray – Amen Belu [audio]

Reposted by popular demand. . Amen Belu – click here Amen Belu .

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Let’s pray – Amen Belu [audio]

Reposted by popular demand. . Amen Belu – click here Amen Belu .

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Ethiopians in Frankfurt celebrate the new Ethiopian millennium

Tamagn Beyene in Frankfurt, Germany Sept 15. 2007 [Photo: EMF] Over 1500 Ethiopians attended new millennium celebration party Saturday night at the Frankfurt Sport Hall in Germany. Artists Tamagn Beyene flew from Washington DC for the occasion. He joined Mekdes Meshesha from Italy to perform at the party. As usual, Tamagn Beyene brought the house […]

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Meseret Defar makes history in Brussels

Meseret Defar became the first woman ever to run two miles in under nine minutes with a superb performance in Friday night’s Golden League meeting in Brussels. Defar set the previous record of nine minutes 10.47 seconds in May this year in Carson, California, and decimated that figure with another amazing display. The 23-year-old Ethiopian […]

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Public meeting in Washington DC with Kinijit leaders

7:15 PM EST With the conclusion of Wzt. Bertukan’s speech, today’s Kinijit historical public meeting has ended. It would not be an exaggeration to say that it was the most electrifying Ethiopian political event ever in the Washington DC area. Many of the Kinijit supporters who were concerned about the ongoing problems with the party’s […]

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Hailu Shawel’s arrival in Washington – photos/video

Kinijit chairman Hailu Shawel arrives in Washington DC, Sep. 15, 2007

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Kinijit chairman arrives in DC

Kinijit chairman Hailu Shawel has arrived in Washington DC this afternoon after a few days stay in Minneapolis. Close to 1,000 Ethiopians greeted him at the Washington Reagan Airport as he exited the terminal on a wheelchair provided by the airport. The shaleqa group, including Shaleqa Yoseph himself, Dr Taye Woldesemayat, Ato Solomon Bekele, Ato Merchaw […]

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Hailu Shawel to face angry supporters in Washington when he arrives today

The Coalition for Unity and Democracy Party (Kinijit) chairman, Ato Hailu Shawel, will arrive in Washington DC today, Saturday, 4 PM, at the Reagan Airport from Minneapolis. He came to the U.S. on Tuesday and had been staying with his relatives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Hundreds of Kinijit supporters are expected to welcome Ato Hailu at […]

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Lishan's trial continues in the afternoon

Wz. Lishan Akuma’s court trial continued today until 2 PM in the District of Columbia Court. This morning 7 witnessed testified on behalf of Lishan. One other witness and she will take the witness stand this afternoon when the court resumes at 3:30 PM. Lishan was arrested in front of the White House on July 12 along with […]

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Lishan’s trial continues in the afternoon

Wz. Lishan Akuma’s court trial continued today until 2 PM in the District of Columbia Court. This morning 7 witnessed testified on behalf of Lishan. One other witness and she will take the witness stand this afternoon when the court resumes at 3:30 PM. Lishan was arrested in front of the White House on July 12 along with […]

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Woyanne detains 3 men linked to Kinijit Vice President

ADDIS ABABA (AP) — Woyanne security forces have detained three Ethiopians linked to a top opposition politician, accusing them of trying to create a disturbance during the country’s millennium celebrations, a fourth man who was released said Friday. Nebiyu Bazezew, a 28-year-old banker, said that three of his friends had been arrested in the capital […]

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Congressional Ethiopian American Caucus Celebrates the Ethiopian Millennium

PRESS RELEASE United States Congress Representative Mike Honda 15th District – California Washington, D.C. – Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA) will be celebrating the Ethiopian Millennium today and tomorrow at two major national events organized by the Ethiopian-American community. Today, he will be a guest speaker at the Ethiopian New Year’s Eve event on the Mall […]

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Speech by Guled Kassim at an Ethiopian rally at Congress

The following is a speech by Ato Guled Kassim representing the Ogaden Ethiopian community at a rally that was held on Sept. 12 in front of the U.S. Congress. The rally urged members of Congress to pass H.R. 2003. _______ Thank you all for being here today. As we stand here in front of the […]

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Somali insurgents stage a hit-and-run attack on a government base

BBC NEWS At least seven people have been killed, including three police officers, in the Somali capital, following the formation of a new anti-government alliance. Armed insurgents staged a hit-and-run attack on a government base in north-east Mogadishu, leaving six dead, a police spokesman said. Elsewhere, a police captain was shot dead by three men […]

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At least 56 Ethiopians and others die while crossing the Red Sea

Why are Ethiopians risking thier lives crossing the deadly Red Sea to Yemen leaving behind the paradise created by the Woyanne government in Ethiopia? GENEVA (AP) – At least 56 Africans have died in recent days trying to make the perilous journey across the Gulf of Aden into Yemen, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday. […]

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Defar eyes world bests in Brussels and London

By Steve Landells for the IAAF London, UK – World 5000m champion Meseret Defar will make a quick hop across the English Channel on Saturday following what she hopes will have been a successful attempt at her own World best for the track Two Miles at the IAAF Golden League meeting in Brussels, Belgium on […]

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Urgent call on behalf of free press journalists – EMF

EMF – We campaign every 3 months to collect money for the forgotten free press journalists in Ethiopia. Exiled Journalists in Kenya, Yemen, Uganda and Egypt need your support. For more information – call 678 437 5597 (USA); and 31 20 4862 714 (Europe) Thank you for quick responses on our previous call to save […]

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A DC court will decide on Lishan Akuma's case today

Kinijit supporter Lishan Akuma’s trial has been underway in the Washington DC court for the past two days. Yesterday the judge informed her that today could be the final day of the trial and a decision may be handed down. Lishan was arrested on July 12 while participating in a demonstration in front of the […]

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A DC court will decide on Lishan Akuma’s case today

Kinijit supporter Lishan Akuma’s trial has been underway in the Washington DC court for the past two days. Yesterday the judge informed her that today could be the final day of the trial and a decision may be handed down. Lishan was arrested on July 12 while participating in a demonstration in front of the […]

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Ethiopian millennium concert in DC – photos

Ethiopian millennium celebration concert in Downtown Washington DC September 12, 2007, Washington Monument [Photo: Tewodros Mekebeb]

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Is a Woyane invasion of Eritrea imminent?

By F. Hager Now that the Millennium celebrations are over, Ethiopia’s regime (Woyanne) appears ready to attack Eritrea with tacit US backing. Over 100,000 people were slaughtered the last time these two countries fought a war in 1998 – 2000. This time, the death and destruction as well as the long term dislocation and suffering could […]

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Ethiopian millennium in pictures

Ethiopian millennium: While Meles and his Woyanne thugs danced the night away in a $10 million temporary concert hall, for many of Ethiopia’s children it was just another day of hunger and homelessness. See more photos:BBC

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O.N.L.F Statement On Civilian Displacement & Continuing War Crimes In Ogaden

PRESS RELEASE The Ethiopian Woyanne regime’s war crimes in Ogaden have resulted in thousands of civilians seeking refuge in parts of neighboring Somalia with limited food, medical aid and financial resources over the last four months. These victims of the regimes war crimes have include victims of rape, torture, gunshot wounds and those fleeing burnt […]

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O.N.L.F Statement On Civilian Displacement & Continuing War Crimes In Ogaden

PRESS RELEASE The Ethiopian Woyanne regime’s war crimes in Ogaden have resulted in thousands of civilians seeking refuge in parts of neighboring Somalia with limited food, medical aid and financial resources over the last four months. These victims of the regimes war crimes have include victims of rape, torture, gunshot wounds and those fleeing burnt […]

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O.N.L.F Statement On Civilian Displacement & Continuing War Crimes In Ogaden

PRESS RELEASE The Ethiopian Woyanne regime’s war crimes in Ogaden have resulted in thousands of civilians seeking refuge in parts of neighboring Somalia with limited food, medical aid and financial resources over the last four months. These victims of the regimes war crimes have include victims of rape, torture, gunshot wounds and those fleeing burnt […]

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