Monthly Archives: October 2007

Bertukan-mania spreads throughout Ethiopia

Bertukan Mideksa By kaffa (blogger) Source: Jimma Times Even before she comes back to Ethiopia, people all over are talking about Birtukan Medeksa, the CUD vice-President. She has certainly overshadowed the Chairman Hailu Shawel. I am sure the corruption inside Hailu’s camp has been one of the reasons for her success. Rumors of corruption as […]

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Calling Woyanne to account for abuses – The Jewish Daily

By Daniel Hemel The Jewish Daily American Jews stand at the forefront of the international campaign to stop the ongoing genocide in Darfur. The coalition of conscience that the Jewish community helped build is pressuring Sudan’s patron, China, to put an end to the slaughter. Next door in Ethiopia, meanwhile, another humanitarian crisis is unfolding. […]

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Up to 90,000 displaced in deadly Mogadishu clashes: UNHCR

NAIROBI (AFP) — Up to 90,000 civilians were displaced in the Somali capital in three days of fighting, the United Nations said Wednesday, as aid groups warned that catastrophe was unfolding in the shattered nation. The civilians were displaced in fighting on Saturday, Sunday and Monday that was “the worst in months,” the UN High […]

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Beyonce returns home after a visit with Aba Diabilos

American music superstar Beyonce Knowles returns to the U.S. after a spiritually fulfilling visit with Aba Gebremedhin (formerly Aba Paulos). Beyonce Knowles Beyonce with self-appointed, gun-totting pop Aba Gebremedhin (aka Aba Diabilos)

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Kinijit leaders will arrive in Toronto on Nov. 1

Kinijit leaders will arrive at the Toronto International Airport tomorrow, Thursday, at 4:00 PM Kinijit leaders will arrive in Toronto, Nov. 1, 2007

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Elders report on the dispute in the DC Kideste Mariam Church

This is a report on the mediation efforts between Debre Selam Kideste Mariam Edir and the Washington DC Kidest Maraim Church officials. A Mediating Committee of Elders that assigned by the Debre Selam Kideste Mariam Edir members presented its 2-month investigation report and decision to the Edir members in Washington DC, on October 28 2007. […]

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Those who came abroad divided must return home united – NES

Forward with the democratic movement in Ethiopia Network of Ethiopian Scholars (NES) ____________ Introduction We have now in Ethiopia political forces that continue to fight both within the rules of the game set up by the ruling power of the time and those who are struggling to make the rule of the game broader and […]

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Kinijit Youth League meeting in DC – Sunday, Nov 4

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Bertukan Mideksa's Oct. 28 speech – a must listen

This is a speech delivered by Kinijit Vice President Bertukan Mideksa on Sunday, Oct. 28 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington DC to a large gathering of Ethiopians. Click here to listen >> Speech by Bertukan Mideksa

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Bertukan Mideksa’s Oct. 28 speech – a must listen

This is a speech delivered by Kinijit Vice President Bertukan Mideksa on Sunday, Oct. 28 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington DC to a large gathering of Ethiopians. Click here to listen >> Speech by Bertukan Mideksa

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Sellouts in the Woyanne parliament complain

ወደሽ ከተደፋሽ ቢረግጡሽ አይክፋሽ:: PRESS RELEASE by sellout members of UEDF, CUDP and OFDM who joined the Woyanne rubber stamp parliament A seemingly biased approach to Local Elections, 2008 On October 16, 2007, the National Election Board (NEB) invited all the Political Parties in the country and informed them that Local Elections would be held […]

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Listen to Denkoro Taye on VOA

Any poor peasant with no modern education in today’s Ethiopia knows more about organizational rules and democratic procedures than Doctor Denkoro Taye Woldesemayat. Listen to this amazing VOA interview with the “political scientist.” Click here to listen.

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Statement from the 'Democratic EPRP' faction

After failing to get the EPRP congress to discuss the proposal to transform the secretive party into a transparent, democratic organization, this week the faction within leadership that calls itself ‘Democratic EPRP’ walked out and issued this statement: click here to read [Amharic] The reactionary faction led by Iyasu Alemayehu has the upper hand and […]

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Statement from the ‘Democratic EPRP’ faction

After failing to get the EPRP congress to discuss the proposal to transform the secretive party into a transparent, democratic organization, this week the faction within leadership that calls itself ‘Democratic EPRP’ walked out and issued this statement: click here to read [Amharic] The reactionary faction led by Iyasu Alemayehu has the upper hand and […]

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Major development regarding EPRP

The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Party (EPRP) has been trying to hold its congress for the past few days in Washington DC. But two items that are placed on the agenda have caused the party’s leadership to split into two camps. The two contentious proposals are: 1) Transforming the party into an open, transparent, democratic organization, […]

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A Farewell to Champions!

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Mission to America They came on a mission to America. It was mission blessed by the Ethiopian people. It was a simple mission: “Go share the gospel of democracy, freedom and human rights among Ethiopians in America. Thank them for all they have done for us, and tell them to keep […]

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More photos of Oct. 28 town hall meeting in DC

Kinijit town hall meeting in Washington DC, Oct. 28, 2007 [photo: Tewodros Mekebeb]

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Somali prime minister steps down

BBC NEWS The prime minister of Somalia’s transitional government, Ali Mohamed Ghedi, has resigned. Mr Ghedi told MPs of his decision after handing in his resignation to President Abdullahi Ahmed Yusuf. Mr Ghedi has been blamed for failing to quell the Islamist insurgency in Somalia and for bringing Ethiopian Woyanne troops onto Somali soil. On […]

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Woyanne troops opened fire on Somali protesters

(AFP) Ethiopian Woyanne forces opened fire on demonstrators protesting against their presence in Mogadishu Sunday, killing three, witnesses said, as fresh violence engulfed the Somali capital. At the same time, Somali authorities urged civilians to evacuate from southern Mogadishu, vowing to widen crackdowns to areas believed to be rebel hideouts. A crowd of hundreds of […]

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Ethiopian wins Marine Corps Marathon in Washington DC

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) – Ethiopian Tamrat Ayalew was the fastest of more than 22,000 runners in today’s Marine Corps Marathon in and around the nation’s capital. He finished the final five miles all alone to unseat 2-time defending champion Ruben Garcia with a time of 2 hours, 22 minutes and 18 seconds in the men’s […]

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Ethiopians in Washington DC spoke loud and clear – democracy is the way

Kinijit town hall meeting in Washington DC, Oct. 28, 2007 [photo: Tewodros Mekebeb] Another historical Kinijit town hall meeting was held Sunday, Oct. 28, in Washington DC as Kinijit delegates Wzt. Bertukan Mideksa, Dr Hailu Araya, Ato Gizachew Shiferraw, Ato Brook Kebede and Dr Berhanu Nega concluded their USA tour. The Oct. 28 town hall […]

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Awey poletika – poem by Dr Fikre Tolossa

Awey poletika – poem by Dr Fikre Tolossa: Click here to read

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Heavy fighting in Somali capital – BBC

BBC NEWS t between Ethiopian forces and local insurgents in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. Some of the heaviest fighting in months has broken out between Ethiopian Woyanne forces and local insurgents in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. Residents said that at least 10 people had been killed amid shell and machine-gun fire as the Ethiopian Woyanne forces launched […]

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UEDF calls for national dialogue

The following is a statement by the UEDF, a coalition of several parties, including EPRP. The ideas and proposals contained in the statement are shared by all pro-democracy groups, but presenting proposals, and living up to them is different. None of the ideas presented in the statement can be put to work as long as […]

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Ethiopian Muslims in the DC Metro Area Host Working Dinner for Kinijit Delegation

Kinijit leaders Dr Hailu Araya, Ato Gizachew Shiferraw, Ato Brook Kebede and Dr Berhanu Nega held a four-hour working dinner last night with several representatives of the Ethiopian Muslim community in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area. The meeting took place in an Afgan restaurant in Northern Virginia. Wzt. Bertukan Mideksa, who was sick with flue, […]

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ONLF Press Release on Congressional letter President Bush

O.N.L.F Press Release October 26, 2007 The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) has had a consistent and long standing policy welcoming direct negotiations with the regime currently in power in Ethiopia provided that such negotiations are held in a neutral third country with the presence of a neutral third party arbiter of international standing with […]

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Reflections on the Trio: Muluneh, Sileshi, and Birtukan

By Alethia All the articles that I mean to contribute are written as some small contribution to what is going on in Ethiopia today and I’m a person who does not have any political ax to grind, no political party affiliation, extinct or extant, in Ethiopian history, nor do I have any desire nor any […]

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Shiraro: Senseless War

This melanchonic song by Teshome Mitiku is posted now in light of the impending Woyanne-Shabia war. This time Ethiopians will boycott the war. Let Meles send his Agazi army (baby killers and rapists) be Shabia’s cannon fodder. [click on the arrow below to listen]

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New Jersey lawmaker battles Woyanne

By HERB JACKSON, newjersey.com WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT A Central Jersey congressman defended himself from sometimes harsh questioning at the National Press Club on Monday about his bill to hold the government of Ethiopia Woyanne accountable for a brutal crackdown on people protesting election fraud in 2005. “There are other means of crowd control that don’t include […]

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Ethiopia's dictator warns opposition – BBC

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Ethiopia’s dictator warns opposition – BBC

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More photo of Beyonce with Aba Diabilos

Where is President Girma? Beyonce with Woyanne cadre Aba Gebremedhin (aka Aba Diabilos)

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Letter to Ato Hailu Shawel – by Dawit Kebede

Letter to the estranged chairman of Kinijit, Ato Hailu Shawel, by the former Kinijit International Leadership member Ato Dawit Kebede. Click here to read [Amharic, pdf]

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The hoax being played on us by the Hailu Shawel gang

Ethiopian Review Editorial The Oct. 14 public meeting in Washington DC has left the Hailu Shawel gang naked. Let’s explain why: 1) By restricting media access and harassing members of the media at the public meeting, Hailu Shawel and friends proved themselves to be as dictatorial as Derg and Woyanne. They committed this outrageous abuse […]

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Email reveals Keysi plan to attack Kinijit delegation

The following is an email that inadvertently appeared on EEDN, an email discussion list. It was meant to go to Dr. Taye only. Diana K Mariam is a member of the Shaleqa-EPRP alliance known as KIC (aka keysi) Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2007 18:53:52 -0400 From: [email protected] Subject: We need to come up with an […]

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The origin of the leadership crisis in Kinijit – by Andargachew Tsige

Kinijit Central Council member Ato Andargachew Tsige explains the origin of the ongoing leadership crisis inside Kinijit in this 15-page article in Amharic. Click here to read.

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Beyonce steals Aba Gebremedhin's heart

Beyonce steals Aba Gebremedhin’s heart… so much so that the former Aba Paulos (aka Aba Diabilos) invites her to come back and visit him, according to ENA. Source: ENA Addis Ababa , October 21, 2007 – Beyoncé Knowles said she would visit Ethiopian again in the near future. After attending a congregation held at the […]

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Beyonce steals Aba Gebremedhin’s heart

Beyonce steals Aba Gebremedhin’s heart… so much so that the former Aba Paulos (aka Aba Diabilos) invites her to come back and visit him, according to ENA. Source: ENA Addis Ababa , October 21, 2007 – Beyoncé Knowles said she would visit Ethiopian again in the near future. After attending a congregation held at the […]

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Open Letter to Senator James M. Inhofe from concernd citizen

The Honorable James M. Inhofe (R-Okla) United States Senate 53 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510-3603 Phone: 202-224-4721 Fax: 202-228-0380 Dear Senator Inhofe, Allow me to express my gratitude for your interest on the current crisis in the Horn of Africa specially, the call for a transparent democracy in Ethiopia. Dear Senator Inhofe, On […]

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Audio: Addis Dimts interview with Ato Sileshi Tena, Kinijit CC member

Addis Dimts conducted an interview with Kinijit Central Council member Ato Sileshi Tena on the recent issues around Kinijit, including the Ato Hailu Shawel’s dispute with the Council. It is a must listen interview. Click here to listen.

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Vote for Haile and Meseret

Vote for Haile and Meseret as IAAF’s Athlete of the Year. Click here

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Excerpts from Rep. Smith's Speech on Ethiopia and Human Rights

Christopher Smith Contact: Patrick Creamer (202) 215-1522 Washington, Oct 22 – U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Africa, Global Health and International Operations Subcommittee, today delivered the following remarks at a “Newsmakers” event at that National Press Club: Human rights in Ethiopia is not a burning question in Washington […]

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Excerpts from Rep. Smith’s Speech on Ethiopia and Human Rights

Christopher Smith Contact: Patrick Creamer (202) 215-1522 Washington, Oct 22 – U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Africa, Global Health and International Operations Subcommittee, today delivered the following remarks at a “Newsmakers” event at that National Press Club: Human rights in Ethiopia is not a burning question in Washington […]

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Excerpts from Rep. Smith’s Speech on Ethiopia and Human Rights

Christopher Smith Contact: Patrick Creamer (202) 215-1522 Washington, Oct 22 – U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Africa, Global Health and International Operations Subcommittee, today delivered the following remarks at a “Newsmakers” event at that National Press Club: Human rights in Ethiopia is not a burning question in Washington […]

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ONLF fighters repulsed Woyanne counter offensive

Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) Military Communique’ October 22, 2007 Battles continued for a second day yesterday near Wardheer in Ogaden with TPLF regime casualties rising to over 250 killed and an unconfirmed number wounded. Twelve military vehicles which had been part of a TPLF regime counter offensive and dispatched from Qabri-Dahar were destroyed. Thus […]

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Congressional recognition of Wzt Birtukan and Ato Gizachew

United States Congress Statement in Recognition of Birtukan Mideska and Gizachew Shiferaw Sioux Falls, South Dakota October 21, 2007 Dear Friends: We appreciate this opportunity to bring greetings to this celebration as you are honored by the presence of Birtukan Mideska and Gizachew Shiferaw. The efforts of Ethiopians throughout the United States on behalf of […]

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Sioux Falls: Ethiopian opposition party leaders receive warm welcome

Opponents of nation’s ruling party thanks locals for aid, support By Jay Kirschenmann ([email protected]) The Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, South Dakota) – Two leaders in the opposition movement against the current Ethiopian ruling party appeared Sunday in Sioux Falls to meet with Ethiopian residents in the region and thank them for their support while they […]

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Woyanne admits Ogaden skirmishes

BBC NEWS Ethiopia Woyanne has admitted there have been “skirmishes” between its troops and the rebel Ogaden National Liberation Front. But the government once again denied ONLF claims that it had inflicted heavy losses on government forces. The ONLF said on Sunday its forces had killed 140 soldiers in a battle near the eastern town […]

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Wzt. Nigist's car arrives – video

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Wzt. Nigist’s car arrives – video

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Woyanne army deserter says he was ordered to fire on villagers

Impaled on the horn of Africa By Steve Bloomfield in Bosasso, Somalia Sunday Herald THE SCRAPS of cardboard, ripped plastic bags and rusting corrugated iron that serve as Asha Abdullahi Ibrahim’s shelter rustle in the warm early morning breeze. Sat on the grey dust and stones outside her makeshift hut, a colourful purple and red […]

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We demand an apology, Senator Inhofe

Senator James Inhofe 453 Russell Senate Office Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20510 BY FAX: (202) 228-0380 Dear Senator Inhofe: I am writing to demand an apology for the racist, scurrilous, truculent, degrading, offensive and manifestly untruthful statements you made on the floor of the Senate on October 17, 2007. I. Ethiopians Demand An Apology For Your […]

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Video: Kinijit town hall meeting in Minneapolis

Kinijit leaders in the Twin Cities, Minnesota (Minneapolis and St. Louis), Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007

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ONLF military operation resulted in 140 Woyannes dead

Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) Military Communique 21 October 2007 At 6am local Ogaden time on October 20th a major ONLF military operation involving nearly one thousand ONLF troops near the town of Caado located 25km northwest of Wardheer resulted in over 140 TPLF regime troops killed with many more wounded. The TPLF regime troops […]

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Ethiopian opposition leaders coming to Sioux Falls

By Jill Callison, [email protected] The Argus Leader Two leaders in the opposition movement against the current Ethiopian ruling party will come to Sioux Falls on Sunday. Birtukan Mideksa and Gizachew Shiferaw, officials with the Kinijit Executive Committee, were detained in an Ethiopian jail for almost two years. They are traveling in the United States to […]

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Video: Yacob Hailemariam tells of his ordeal

By MATTHEW BOWERS, The Virginian-Pilot

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Video: Yacob Hailemariam tells of his ordeal

By MATTHEW BOWERS, The Virginian-Pilot

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Dr Yacob returns to Virginia Beach

By MATTHEW BOWERS, The Virginian-Pilot Three months ago, the Ethiopian government released Yacob Hailemariam and 37 other opposition leaders after they spent almost two years in prison – and possibly faced death sentences. Friday, the former Norfolk State University business-law professor and United Nations special envoy sat in his stocking feet on a couch in […]

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Historic walk for child soldiers comes to Dallas

Press Release HISTORIC WALK FOR CHILD SOLDIERS COMES TO DALLAS Actress Recognized for Humanitarian Work to Deliver Keynote Address DALLAS – For the first time ever, an annual walk that rallies thousands of people around the world will come to Dallas on Saturday, October 20. Named after a village in Uganda, GuluWalk is an international […]

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Video: Kinijit leaders arrive in Minneapolis

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Kinijit leaders visit Denver, Minneapolis-St. Loius, Chicago, Sioux Falls

Kinijit leaders Wzt. Bertukan Mideksa, Ato Gizachew Shiferraw and Dr Berhanu Nega arrive in Minneapolis, Oct. 19, 2007 [photo: Kinijit Minneapolis] The Kinijit high-level delegation to the United States led by Wzt. Bertukan Mideksa and including Dr Hailu Araya, Ato Gizachew Shiferraw, Ato Brook Kebede and Dr Berhanu Nega visited five cities since Friday as […]

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VOA interviews Dr Berhan Nega – audio

VOA interviews Addis Ababa Mayor-Elect Berhanu Nega. Click here to listen.

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The beginning of the end of Woyanne's brutal dictatorship

By Selam Beyene There has never been a more auspicious time than now to free the people of Ethiopia from the clutches of the autocratic rule of Zenawi, who is treated as persona non grata even by his once ardent supporters, and has run out of options to revive a dying regime built on lies […]

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The beginning of the end of Woyanne’s brutal dictatorship

By Selam Beyene There has never been a more auspicious time than now to free the people of Ethiopia from the clutches of the autocratic rule of Zenawi, who is treated as persona non grata even by his once ardent supporters, and has run out of options to revive a dying regime built on lies […]

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What is our ultimate wish? – Commentary

By Netsanet Yimetal In the last few hundred years, our nation have had its share of historical moments – The introduction of Christianity; The introduction of Islam; The unification of Ethiopia; The beginning of dictatorship part I – Derg and the beginning of dictatorship part II – Woyanne. All of the above and more have […]

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The Horn, the List and the Risks – NYT Editorial

New York Times Editorial [see below a response by Woyanne ministry of foreign] Eritrea and Ethiopia seem well on their way to starting yet another destructive war. Tensions between the two Horn of Africa countries have hovered near a boiling point ever since Eritrea wrenched its independence from Ethiopia. In the late 1990s, the two […]

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Problems in Kinijit symptomatic of personality vs party politics

By Adugnaw Worku Dear brothers and sisters in the struggle for democracy, human rights, and the rule of law, I am hereby breaking my self-imposed silence on the matter of the Kinijit leadership crisis. And I am motivated to do so by Professor Mesfin Woldemariam’s recent interviews on Deutche Welle and VOA. I did not […]

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Interview with Kinijit N. America auditor – audio

This is an interview with former Kinijit North America auditor Ato Tesfaye Asmamaw. Click on the red arrow below. .

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Corruption, not power struggle, the root cause of Kinijit's leadership crisis

Ethiopian Review Editorial Ethiopia’s eminent scholar, human rights advocate, and one of the founding fathers of Kinijit, Professor Mesfin Woldemariam, gave interviews to the DW (German Radio) and VOA on Tuesday from his hospital bed in India. Both interviews focused on the leadership crisis inside Kinijit. DW: Click here to listen [forward to the 16:00 […]

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Corruption, not power struggle, the root cause of Kinijit’s leadership crisis

Ethiopian Review Editorial Ethiopia’s eminent scholar, human rights advocate, and one of the founding fathers of Kinijit, Professor Mesfin Woldemariam, gave interviews to the DW (German Radio) and VOA on Tuesday from his hospital bed in India. Both interviews focused on the leadership crisis inside Kinijit. DW: Click here to listen [forward to the 16:00 […]

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Lishan Akuma not guilty

Wzr. Lishan Akuma was found NOT guilty today in a Washington DC court. Addis Dimts Radio host Abebe Belew told Ethiopian Review that the judge dismissed all the charges against Lishan this morning after hearing closing arguments from the prosecutor and the defense lawyer. Prominent religious leaders, including Abune Filipos, Abune Samuel, and Aba Woldetensay, […]

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Upcoming Kinijit events in N. America – schedules

Denver, Oct. 21 Kinijit town hall meeting in Denver, Oct. 21, 1:00 PM More info: 303 264 7999 or 303 594 4907 ————————————————————————————————- Chicago, Oct. 21 Click here to enlarge Kinijit delegation visits Chicago, Oct. 21 ————————————————————————————————- South Dakota, Oct. 21 Click here to enlarge Kinijit leaders visit South Dakota, Oct. 21 ————————————————————————————————- Washington DC, […]

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U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe statement on Ethiopia resolution

Woyanne $50,000 per month for DLP Piper at work ____________________________ Senator Jim Inhofe statement on Ethiopia resolution Watch video here October 17, 2007 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today made the following statement criticizing legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last week titled “The Ethiopia Democracy and Accountability Act of […]

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EPRP as we knew it is no longer in existence

By Teshome Beyene In defense of the fallen Heroes and Heroines One might comment negatively for what happened over 35 years ago with the benefit of hindsight. EPRP members then believed fighting for a just cause and in doing so they died for it without the advantage of foresight. We lived and still live in […]

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Lishan's trial extended to tomorrow morning

A decision was expected in Lishan Akuma’s court trial in Washington DC today, but the judge has extended it to tomorrow morning. The prosecutor and the attorney defending Lishan will present their final arguments at 9:30 AM and the judge is expected to rule on the case soon after that. Today’s trial was attended by […]

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Lishan’s trial extended to tomorrow morning

A decision was expected in Lishan Akuma’s court trial in Washington DC today, but the judge has extended it to tomorrow morning. The prosecutor and the attorney defending Lishan will present their final arguments at 9:30 AM and the judge is expected to rule on the case soon after that. Today’s trial was attended by […]

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Ethiopia's 'own Darfur' as villagers flee government-backed violence

By Steve Bloomfield in Bosasso The Independent Early one June morning, in Kamuda, a village of 200 families in the remote Ogaden region in eastern Ethiopia, 180 soldiers announced their arrival by firing guns in the air. The village, they said, had been providing food and shelter for the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), a […]

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Ethiopia’s ‘own Darfur’ as villagers flee government-backed violence

By Steve Bloomfield in Bosasso The Independent Early one June morning, in Kamuda, a village of 200 families in the remote Ogaden region in eastern Ethiopia, 180 soldiers announced their arrival by firing guns in the air. The village, they said, had been providing food and shelter for the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), a […]

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Reuters: Ethiopia opposition out of jail but in disarray

EDITOR’S NOTE The following partially accurate analysis by Reuters is just one more evidence that Kinijit needs a change of leadership fast. Ato Hailu Shawel is not only leading the party, he is working currently against it. —————– By Katie Nguyen NAIROBI, Oct 17 (Reuters) – When Ethiopian opposition leader Hailu Shawel was freed from […]

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Video: Paleoanthropologist Zeresenay Alemseged on the origins of humanity

Paleoanthropologist Zeresenay Alemseged is looking for the roots of humanity in Ethiopia’s badlands.

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Zena Tewahedo broadcasting channel changed

The Holy Synod of The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church’s radio broadcast to Ethiopia, Zena Tewahedo, has changed its channel to 11720 Khz or 25 Meter Band Short wave radio and due to weather condition. This channel will be switched to 9445 Khz or 31 Meter band starting October 28, 2007. Zena Tewahedo apologizes for any […]

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Kinijit Vice President attends Lishan's trial in DC

Kinijit Vice President Bertukan Mideksa, and Gizachew Shiferraw, a member the Kinijit delegation, are attending Lishan Akuma’s trial at the Washington DC court this morning. Today is the last day of the trial. The judge said that she will rule on the case today. Those of you in the Washington DC area, please come to […]

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Kinijit Vice President attends Lishan’s trial in DC

Kinijit Vice President Bertukan Mideksa, and Gizachew Shiferraw, a member the Kinijit delegation, are attending Lishan Akuma’s trial at the Washington DC court this morning. Today is the last day of the trial. The judge said that she will rule on the case today. Those of you in the Washington DC area, please come to […]

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Last day of Lishan Akuma’s court trial in Washington DC

The judge in Lishan Akuma’s trial heard testimonies of witnesses from both the prosecutor and the defendant sides today and yesterday. Tomorrow, Wednesday, will be the final day of the trial, according to the judge. After hearing from one more witness, the judge will rule on the case. Lishan was arrested while protesting in front […]

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Prof. Mesfin Woldemariam speaks out – audio

Renowned Ethiopian human rights advocate and scholar Prof. Mesfin Woldemariam speaks out on the ongoing leadership crisis inside Kinijit. DW: Click here to listen [forward to the 16:00 minute mark]. VOA: Click here to listen [forward to the 27:00 minute mark]. Ethiopian Review begs to differ with the good professor on many points. His interview […]

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Former Kinijit NA auditor speaks out

EMF – The financial report made by the Hailu Shawel group on Sunday reveals that only $12,000 remained of the $1.2 million money contributed by the Ethiopian Diaspora. Ato Tesfaye Asmamaw, a senior accountant with the U.S. Federal Elections Commission, who has also served as the auditor of Kinijit North America, says that the report […]

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War on terror trumps promoting Ethiopian democracy

Letter from Washington By Janine Zacharia Bloomberg News WASHINGTON: In 1998, President Bill Clinton hailed Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia as the leader of an African renaissance. Today, human-rights groups say Zenawi’s security forces are raping and murdering civilians while fighting insurgents seeking autonomy in the Ogaden region. While the U.S. House of Representatives […]

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Lishan's court trial resumes

Wz. Lishan Akuma’s court trial resumed yesterday in the District of Columbia Court. The trial was adjourned after the judge ruled mistrial due to problems with the court translator. This morning witnesses on Lishan’s side will testify. Those of you in the Washington DC area can show solidarity with Lishan by stopping by at the […]

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Lishan’s court trial resumes

Wz. Lishan Akuma’s court trial resumed yesterday in the District of Columbia Court. The trial was adjourned after the judge ruled mistrial due to problems with the court translator. This morning witnesses on Lishan’s side will testify. Those of you in the Washington DC area can show solidarity with Lishan by stopping by at the […]

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ER launches phone card service

PRESS RELEASE Ethiopian Review would like to announce that it is launching a new web site in collaboration with Telecomcity to offer reliable pinless prepaid phone card service at a very competitive price to its readers. The name of the new web site is http://ethiopianreview.deqiqa.com available online 24 hours and 7 days a week. It […]

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Ethiopians among University of Delaware Presidential Citation winners

Seven UD alumni took the spotlight Friday afternoon, Oct. 12, as UD President Patrick Harker and Monica Taylor, vice president of development and alumni relations, honored them with this year’s Presidential Citation for Outstanding Achievement Awards. Presidential Citation for Outstanding Achievement Award winners (from left): Robert Boudwin, Menbere Alemayehu, Aklilu Kidanu, Sunita Gangopadhyay, George Heimpel, […]

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The Flood victim Afars of Ethiopia need urgent humanitarian responses

The Afar Human Rights Organisation (AHRO) Press Release The Afar pastoralists face a humanitarian disaster caused by flash flooding. The Afar region is a plain land adjacent to the Ethiopian highland plateau. Most rivers and streams emanated from the eastern highland and ends up into the Afar lowlands, which exposes the Afar land to flooding […]

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Ethiopians in Frankfurt raised 12,000 Euro for Kinijit

Frankfurt, Germany — Kinijit or Qinijit or CUD. Some call it Qin Anjet! A spectacular event took place in Frankfurt last Friday where hundreds of Kinijit supporters met with the elected representatives of Ethiopia. The Kinijit delegation to Europe, including Ato Muleneh Iyuel, Dr. Yacob Weldemariam, Ato Aschalew Ketema and Ato Abayneh Berhanu, has arrived […]

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One small step for the U.S. Congress, one giant leap for Ethiopian human rights

By Alemayehu G. Mariam “It is a great day for America! It’s a great day for Ethiopia!” – Congressman Donald Payne A Great Day for Freedom, Democracy and Human Rights in Ethiopia! Passage of H.R. 2003 on October 2, 2007 in the U.S. House of Representatives marked a great day for Ethiopia as did the […]

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ETN says its press freedom violated – audio

The Washington DC-based Ethiopian Television Network has issued a statement saying that its press right has been violated after being prevented from filming Ato Hailu Shawel’s public meeting on Sunday.

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Hailu Shawel gets a no confidence vote by Ethiopians in DC

Ethiopians in Washington DC said NO to dictatorship Ethiopians in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area told Hailu Shawel on Sunday in no uncertain term that they do not support dictatorship. The people expressed their opposition to dictatorship by not showing up at a public meeting organized by the Shaleqa-EPRP alliance (KIC) for Ato Hailu Shawel. […]

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Reflection on Hailu Shawel and his crooked friends – audio

This is a refelction on Hailu Shawel and his new allay, the EPRP, by the Ethiopian Current Affairs Discussion Form. Click here to listen >> Click here to listen Or here.

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Hailu Shawel's trail of betrayal

This is one in a series of articles Ethiopian Review will publish in the coming few days to expose the betrayals and gross corruption surrounding Ato Hailu Shawel and his close friends. Up to now, many believed and hoped that Ato Hailu is an innocent victim of the Shaleqa gang. But Shaleqa Yoseph himself said […]

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Hailu Shawel’s trail of betrayal

This is one in a series of articles Ethiopian Review will publish in the coming few days to expose the betrayals and gross corruption surrounding Ato Hailu Shawel and his close friends. Up to now, many believed and hoped that Ato Hailu is an innocent victim of the Shaleqa gang. But Shaleqa Yoseph himself said […]

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Somalia's political swords are drawn

By Daud Aweis BBC News, Nairobi As if Somalis do not have enough battles to contend with, their two leading politicians, President Abdullahi Yusuf and Prime Minister Ali Mohammed Ghedi, have fallen out. And as parliament marshals to take stock of the achievements of the two men since they took office three years ago, it […]

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