Monthly Archives: December 2007

Siye Abraha is NOT a national hero

After being locked up in jail for 6 years by Woyanne dictator Meles Zenawi, Ato Siye Abraha is finally free and next month he will start a public meeting tour in the U.S. His first stop is Washington DC on January 5, 2008. Ato Siye’s U.S.A. tour is being promoted by almost every Ethiopian media […]

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Kinijit council takes measures to move the party forward

The supreme council of the Coalition for Unity and Democracy Party (Kinijit) was convened today and made several decisions on how to move the party forward. The major decisions the council made today include: 1) Giving the executive committee full authority to decide on all current outstanding issues, including the unresolved conflict with the party’s […]

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Press conference with Kinijit officials – today 1 PM

Kinijit officials in Addis Ababa will hold a press conference Monday, at 1:00 EST. Listen live at Ethiopian Review Radio Network – click here. ALSO Captain Alemayehu Yeneneh, a former AEUP coordinator in Southern Ethiopia, will give a press conference on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008, at 2:00 PM, for EMF, Ethiopia Review and other media. […]

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Video: Hailu Shawel’s Youth League

Hailu Shawel’s AEUP Youth League Bole Chapter in action [To those who lack sense of humor: This is a satire (joke).]

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Riots erupt across Kenya as rivals declare victory

By Jeffrey Gettleman NAIROBI, Kenya: With the results from Kenya’s closely contested elections still up in the air and evidence growing of election mischief, riots erupted across the country on Saturday. Columns of black smoke boiled up from the slums ringing Nairobi, the capital, as supporters of Raila Odinga, the leading presidential challenger, poured into […]

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Kinijit Council did not have quorum today

The executive committee of the Coalition for Unity and Democracy Party (Kinijit) had made a second attempt today (Saturday) to convene the party’s supreme council at its temporary office, but could not hold the meeting because a quorum (31 out of 60 members) was not reached as expected. Only about 25 members showed up today. […]

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ነገ እሁድ የቅንጅት አመራር መሰረታዊ ውሳኔዎችን ያሳልፋል

የቅንጅት ለአንድነትና ለዴሞክራሲ ፓርቲ ስራ አስፈጻሚ ኮሚቴ ለዛሬ (ቅዳሜ) የጠራው የላእላይ ም/ቤት ስብሰባ ምልአተ ጉባኤ ባለመሟላቱ ባይካሄድም በህገ ደንቡ መሰረት በነገው እለት በሚገኙት የላእላይ ም/ቤት አባላት አብላጫ ድምጽ መሰረታዊ ውሳኔዎችን እንደሚያሳልፍ የፓርቲው ቃል አቀባይ ዶ/ር ኀይሉ አርአያ ለዝክር ዜና አገልግሎት ገለጹ፡፡ ዶ/ር ያቆብ ኃ/ማርያምንና ዶ/ር ብርሃኑ ነጋን ጨምሮ በተለያየ ምክንያት በአገር ውስጥ የሌሉ 11 የላእላይ […]

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What Does the Kinijit Crisis Need? Dialogue or Outrage

By Fekade Shewakena A recent call by Professor Messay Kebede for an honest dialogue about the Kinijit crisis has come too late and after the crisis has taken its toll. In my view, the problem at this stage is anything but salvageable. The problem progressed beyond the breaking point the moment it started. I don’t […]

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Woyanne kicked out from key Somali town – BBC

Islamist insurgents say they now control Guriel, where Ethiopia Woyanne had a big military base to secure the road linking the two countries. A BBC correspondent in Somalia says it is not clear why the Ethiopian Woyanne troops withdrew without any fighting. Guriel was a stronghold of the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC), which lost […]

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Interview with Kinijit USA, Europe officials today 2 PM

Ethiopian Review will interview representatives of Kinijit North America and Europe on Friday, Dec. 28 at 2:00 PM EST. The interview will focus on the role being played by Kinijit in the Diaspora to help resolve the ongoing leadership crisis inside the party. Listened live here: Ethiopian Review Radio Network starting at 2:00 PM EST. […]

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Opposing H.R. 2003 is supporting tyranny in Ethiopia

Click here to read a presentation by Ato Sioum Gebeyehou entitled: “H.R. 2003 for Responsible Management“

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Kinijit N. America and Europe chapters condmen Hailu Shawel’s dictatorial actions

Click here to read the statement by Kinijit North America Click here to read the statement by Kinijit Europe

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የመራጮች ምዝገባ ነገ የጀመራል

ወደ ምርጫ የሚገቡት ተቃዋሚዎች ሁኔታ አልታወቀም የህዝብ ተወካዮች ም/ቤት በዛሬው እለት በምርጫ ቦርድ የቀረቡለትን ሶስት ጸሃፊዎች በአብላጫ ድምጽ የመረጠ ሲሆን በጊዜ ሰሌዳው መሰረትም የመራጮች ምዝገባ ከነገ ጀምሮ ለአንድ ወር ያህል ይቀጥላል፡፡ በተሻሻለው የምርጫ ህግ አዋጅ ቁጥር 532/99 አንቀጽ 15 መሰረት አንድ ዋ/ጸሃፊ/አቶ ተስፋዬ መንገሻ እና ሁለት ም/ዋ/ጸሃፊዎች አቶ ኤርሚያስ አሰፋና ወ/ሮ ራሄል ታደሰ ተመርጠዋል፡፡ በምርጫ […]

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“The 2007 Person of the Year”

It has been a tradition of Ethiopian Review to select ‘Person of the Year’ at the end of every year. In preparation for the selection this year, we have posted 14 nominees and close to 500 readers made their choice known. After consulting with ER advisers, and on the suggestion of many readers, this year […]

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11 Kinijit council members currently abroad write to their executive committee

Eleven Members of the Coalition for Unity and Democracy Party (Kinijit) supreme council who are currently outside of the country wrote a joint letter to the party’s executive committee expressing full support for the decisions the council will be making in their absence. Click here to read. With these 11 council members giving their consent, […]

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U.N. says exchange of gunfire on Eritrea-Ethiopia border – AFP

ADDIS ABABA (AFP) – The United Nations said Thursday Eritrean and Ethiopian Woyanne soldiers facing off along their disputed border exchanged gunshots Wednesday. In a statement, the U.N. Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea said that its Indian battalion posted on the border heard an exchange of fire in the early hours of Wednesday. “UNMEE expresses […]

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Woyanne attacks Eritrean forces in Tsorena

(Biddho.com, Asmara) – In continuation to its ongoing provocations against the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Eritrea, the TPLF regime has unleashed a relatively small scale attack at exactly 03:00 am local time on December 25 in Southern Tsorona area of the Southern region upon dispatched Eritrean militias and security forces assigned to patrol the […]

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Kinijit leaders will attempt to convene supreme council Sunday

The executive committee of the Coalition for Unity and Democracy Party (Kinijit) will attempt to convene the party’s supreme council again this coming Sunday. Last Sunday’s attempt failed when a splinter group led by the estranged chairman of Kinijit, Ato Hailu Shawel, blocked council members from entering Kinijit’s official headquarters in Addis Ababa. The executive […]

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CIA behind Somalia’s bloody occupation by Woyanne troops

By Gwynne Dyer Syndicated columnist On Friday, it will be is exactly a year since Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, fell to Ethiopian Woyanne troops and the occupation has been one of the most brutal on record. The resistance started at once, and Ethiopian counter-insurgency tactics are not gentle. As early as last April, Germany’s ambassador to […]

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የቅንጅትን ህልውና የሚያረጋግጡ ውይይቶች እየተካሄዱ ነው

ዘርፈ ብዙ መስዋእትነት የተከፈለበትና ለኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ የዴሞክራሲና የልማት ጥያቄዎች ተጨባጭ አማራጮችን ይዞ የቀረበውን ቅንጅትን ለማዳከም ውስጣዊና ውጫዊ አፍራሽ እንቅስቃሴዎች እተካሄዱበት ቢሆንም የፓርቲውን ህልውና የሚያረጋግጡ ውይይቶች በመደረግ ላይ መሆናቸውን አንድ የስራ አስፈጻሚ አባል ለዜና አገልግሎቱ ገለጹ፡፡ ባለፈው እሁድ ቸርችል ጎዳና ሊደረግ የነበረውን የላእላይ ም/ቤት ጉባኤ ያደናቀፉት ወገኖች ለጊዜው በሚያገኙት የወረት /capital/ ጥቅም ታውረው የአገራቸውን ህልውና ለጨቋኙ […]

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Woyanne caused worest humanitarian crisis in Africa

By Conor Foley Guardian Unlimited One of the arguments used in favour of “humanitarian interventions” is that conflicts, by uprooting large numbers of people, have a destabilising effect that extends beyond the borders of the state in which they take place. It is, therefore, in the self-interest of the countries of the rich world to […]

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Daniel and Netsanet sentenced to 2.5 years in prison

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation & Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) MEDIA ADVISORY Ethiopian activists Daniel Bekele and Netsanet Demissie may face brief additional time behind bars, as the court today sentenced them to two years and six months in prison on charges of incitement, despite demands by the prosecution that they […]

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Eritrea’s Issayas Afeworki president mourns independence hero Abdalla

NAIROBI (AFP) — Eritrean President Issaias Afeworki on Tuesday mourned the country’s famous independence fighter Mohammed Omar Abdalla, who died earlier in the day, aged 79. Abdalla was one of the prominent fighters who launched Eritrea’s struggle for independence from Ethiopia in 1961. The guerrilla warfare campaign resulted in independence in 1993, when Issaias came […]

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Kinijit office worker arrested and later released

An office staff member of the Coalition for Unity and Democracy Party (Kinijit), Ato Girma Amare, was picked up by Woyanne gunmen from the party’s temporary office located at the Kirkos district of Addis Ababa today. Ato Girma was released in the afternoon after being interrogated by the Woyanne security personnel. The Woyanne gunmen also […]

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Ethiopian Review named web site of the year

San Diego, CA – 50 best Ethiopian website of the year for year 2007 is out. Yebbo Communication Network and SEWD (Society of Ethiopian Web developers) has conducted a research to find out where the Ethiopian web sites are ranking by the number of traffics they have based on Alexa.com web site traffic tools and […]

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Interview with Dr Hailu Araya, Muluneh Eyoel

Click below to listen to an interview with Dr Hailu Araya, Kinijit spokesperson, today 12:15 PM EST. Ethiopian Review Radio Network At 2:00 PM EST today, ECADF will interview Ato Muluneh Eyoel, Kinijit Secretary General. ALSO TODAY Discussion with Ato Zewdalem Kebede on the relation between Ethiopian opposition groups and the gov’t of Eritrea at […]

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Woyanne marks yearlong occupation in Somalia

VOA – It was Christmas Day a year ago that the situation in Somalia changed dramatically. That’s when Ethiopia Woyanne invaded and drove out forces belonging to the Islamic Courts Union. However, Ethiopia’s Woyanne’s initial, decisive military victory has turned into a yearlong occupation with no end in sight. Among those who’ve been following developments […]

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Woyanne court convicts Daniel and Netsanet

BBC An Ethiopian Woyanne Kangaroo court has convicted two anti-poverty activists of inciting violence after the elections in 2005. Daniel Bekele, who works for ActionAid International, and local charity worker Netsanet Demissie could face up to 10 years in prison. The men were acquitted of more serious charges of violating the constitution. They were the […]

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“Treason,” “Attempted Genocide”… sound familiar?

By Alemayehu Zemedkun Netsanet Demissie and Daniel Bekele are victims of TPLF/EPRDF government well orchestrated plan designed to send a chilling message to all Non Governmental Organizations (NGO) across Ethiopia that empowering seventy seven million Ethiopians to exercise their freedom of speech, respect for individual Human Rights, providing an understanding of basic given individual rights […]

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Monkey Trial in Kangaroo Kourt

Daniel Bekele and Netsanet Demessie in the “Lions’ Den” By Alemayehu G. Mariam The Crime of Innocence It is often said that truth is stranger than fiction. The grotesque prosecution of Daniel Bekele and Netsanet Demissie is much stranger than the grim and chilling fictional story of Joseph K., in Franz Kafka’s The Trial. The […]

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Hailu Shawel gang disrupted Kiniit council meeting in Addis Ababa

A group of unknown individuals claiming to be followers of Hailu Shawel blocked Kinijit supreme council members from entering their party’s office to attend today’s emergency meeting. Some of the individuals pushed around Dr Hailu Araya and Ato Muluneh Eyoel, and tried to take away their cellphones. The security guards also told the council members […]

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Kinijit Supreme Council will meet Sunday

The Secretary General of the Coalition for Unity and Democracy Party (Kinijit), Ato Muluneh Eyoel, said today that the party’s supreme council (የላዕላይ ም/ቤት) will hold an emergency meeting Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007. Ato Muluneh sent out a written notice to all members of the council, including those who are currently abroad, to attend the […]

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Discussion on Ethiopian opposition relation with Eritrea

Ethiopian Review will hold a discussion with Ato Zewdalem Kebede on cooperation of Ethiopian opposition groups with the Government of Eritrea Saturday, Dec. 22, at 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST. Ato Zewdalem has visited Eritrea and met with high level government officials earlier this year. He will talk about the positive attitude Eritreans have toward […]

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Berhanu Nega, Kinijit Youth League on air Saturday

Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007 Kinijit Youth League officials will be interviewed by Ethiopian Review. Time: 2:00 PM Click here to listen live: Ethiopian Review Radio Network Addis Dimts Radio will interview Addis Ababa Mayor-Elect Dr Berhanu Nega. Time: 3:00 PM Click here to listen live: Addis Dimts Radio

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Hailu Shawel disinvited from King birthday celebration

The Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday celebration organizing committee in Atlanta disinvited the estranged chairman of the Coalition for Unity and Democracy Party (Kinijit) from giving a speech. The committee decided to take this action after learning about Ato Hailu’s dictatorial action last week against members of the Kinijit executive committee. The committee instead invited […]

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World Bank finances Ethiopia-Sudan power connection

ADDIS ABABA (AFP) — The World Bank has approved a 41-million dollar loan to finance electricity connection between neighbouring Ethiopia and Sudan, a statement said Friday. The transmission line from the Ethiopian towns of Bahir-Dar and Metema to the Sudanese frontier to connect the countries’ grids will be funded by the bank’s International Development Association. […]

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World Bank Provides an Additional $215 Million for Basic Services for Ethiopia

Press Release No:2008/169/AFR Contacts In Washington: Timothy Carrrington (202) 473 8133 [email protected] In Addis Ababa: Gelila Woodeneh (251-1) 517 60 00 [email protected] WASHINGTON, December 20, 2007 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$215 million International Development Association (IDA) grant to the Government of Ethiopia to continue protecting and promoting the […]

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JSI Receives Grant From Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for Ethiopia

Grant will improve reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health BOSTON — JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) will use a $14.7 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help the Government of Ethiopia achieve sustainable improvements in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health in Ethiopia. The Last Ten Kilometers (L10K): What […]

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JSI Receives Grant From Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for Ethiopia

Grant will improve reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health BOSTON — JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) will use a $14.7 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help the Government of Ethiopia achieve sustainable improvements in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health in Ethiopia. The Last Ten Kilometers (L10K): What […]

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Eritrean opposition calls Isayas Afeworki ‘pro-Ethiopia’

Woyanne-backed Eritrean opposition urges the overthrow of President Isayas Afeworki for being ‘pro-Ethiopia’ (Reuters) Addis Ababa – Eritrean opposition groups should help each other bring down the pro-Ethiopian government of President Isaias Afwerki, the Woyanne-owned Walta News Agency quoted one opposition leader as saying on Friday. “Eritrean opposition parties should unite in their struggle to […]

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A new election law prevents contributions from abroad

Meles Zenawi has presented in the rubber stamp parliament in Ethiopia a new election law that would prevent political parties from receiving financial contributions from their supporters abroad. The new law would prevent contributions from nongovernmental organizations, foreign governments, religious groups, prisoners, and unknown sources. The political parties must also disclose the identities of all […]

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Kinijit opened a new office in Addis Ababa

The executive committee of the Coalition for Unity and Democracy Party (Kinijit) has opened a new office in Addis Ababa. The address of the new office has not been disclosed yet for security purposes, but the Kinijit Central Council will meet there soon, according to the officials. Read more in Amharic from zikkir News Service […]

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Tigrayans want end to border row – BBC

By Elizabeth Blunt BBC News, Mekelle, Ethiopia The mountains of eastern Tigray in Ethiopia are bare and brown just three months after the end of the rains. The people in the region are skilled farmers and hard workers but even they struggle to support their families from their tiny patches of worn-out land. The answer […]

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Person of the Year – nominees

Ethiopian Review is resuming its tradition of naming “Person of the Year” at the end of every year. The man or woman chosen as person of the year is believed to have made significant contributions for the betterment of Ethiopia in the past 12 months. Readers’ opinion is heavily weighed in making the selection, so […]

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Indian company to exploit Ethiopian 160 MT potash deposit

By Frank Jomo Mineweb.com One of India’s leading coal mining companies – New Delhi based Sainik Coal Mining Pvt. Limited has been granted a mining license by the Ethiopian government to exploit and further explore vast potash reserves in the Dallol Depression, in the arid Afar region near the Eritrean border. The license granted by […]

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200 Ethiopians, Somalis dead or missing as boats sink off Yemen

(AFP) – About 200 would-be immigrants from Ethiopia and Somalia are dead or missing after two boats they were travelling in sank off the coast of Yemen on the weekend, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said yesterday. One boat with 148 people on board sank on Saturday near the Yemeni coast after an argument between […]

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Woyannes in Sweden create ‘Eritrean united front’

Woyannes in Sweden disguising themselves as Eritreans have announced that they have created an alliance against the Government of Eritrea. Read the following news posted on Walta, a Woyanne news agency. _________________ Eritrean political, civic organizations in Sweden form united front for democratic Eritrea Addis Ababa, December 18, 2007 (WIC) – Eritrean political and civic […]

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Woyanne ambassador to DC says Lucy is not Ethiopian

The drunkard, khat addicted Woyanne ambassador to Washington DC, Samuel Assefa, said Lucy (Dinknesh) is not Ethiopian. Click below to listen. Forward to 13:00 CLICK HERE

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A Plea for Honest Dialogue – Messay Kebede

By Messay Kebede The current leadership split within the CUD has become the object of an intensive and partisan quarrel among the supporters of each faction. The divided Ethiopian diaspora wallows in the exercise of one-sidedly blaming one faction for the split, while little effort is made to know its real cause. As is usual […]

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Hailu Shawel’s family business thriving under Woyanne

Shawel Consulting, Hailu Shawel’s family business based in Addis Ababa, is one of the few thriving companies in Ethiopia that are successfully competing with Sebhat Nega’s EFFORT and Al Amoudi’s Midrock. ER Research Unit in Addis Ababa has learned that recently, the Woyanne regime’s deputy prime minister, Addisu Legesse, has helped Hailu Shawel’s company, Shawel […]

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Video: Woyanne atrocities in Somalia

The atrocities of Meles Zenawi and his Woyanne thugs in Somalia

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Audio: Interview with Tegbar spokesperson

Ethiopian Interview with Tegbar spokesperson Ato Tsegaye Shimeles. Click below to listen: Click here to listen

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Somalis poised to launch a massive attack

By SALAD DUHUL AND ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY The Associated Press MOGADISHU, Somalia — A radical Islamic group that was driven from power a year ago by a Western-supported offensive is making a significant comeback in Somalia, and the government can do little to stop it, officials said Thursday, as shelling and gunbattles in the capital […]

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Bodies of 56 Ethiopians and Somalis found on Yemeni coast

SAN’A, Yemen (AP) – An international aid group said Sunday that it discovered the bodies of 56 men, women and children on Yemen’s southern coast who perished trying to emigrate illegally from Africa. Medecins Sans Frontieres’ team in Yemen found the victims along a 5-kilometer (3-mile) stretch of coast near the town of al-Irqah on […]

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Audio: Interview with Nigat Radio’s Demis Belete

Click below to listen. Click here to listen Why did the EPPF International Committee fall apart? To answer this and other related questions, Ethiopian Review interviewed Nigat Radio host Demis Belete Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007. Ato Demis had witnessed every thing from the beginning — how the EPPF Int’l Committee was formed, its relations with […]

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Woyanne the most destructive enemey of Ethiopia

PRESS RELEASE Action for Unity and Democracy ተግባር ለአንድነትና ዴሞክራሲ Action for Unity and Democracy (AUD), a new political movement that was created after the merger of Ethiopian Democratic Action League (Tegbar) and Ethiopian People’s Patriotic Front (EPPF) Youth League, is preparing to engage the people of Ethiopia on a discussion about knowing the real […]

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Video: Demis Belete with EPPF fighters

This historical video shows Journalist Demis Belete visiting with EPPF fighters in the field last year. Since then EPPF went through a difficult leadership crisis. Now it is regrouping with a new leadership and ready to bloody Woyanne nose.

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Somalia's top clan says Ethiopian [Woyanne] pullout only end to deadlock

By Emmanuel Goujon Ethiopian Woyanne troops must leave Somalia for the country’s ailing transitional institutions to garner any legitimacy and a political solution to emerge, leaders from Somalia’s top clan said Thursday. The presence in Somalia of the US-backed Ethiopian Woyanne regime’s troops will continue fueling violence that has already killed thousands and displaced close […]

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Somalia’s top clan says Ethiopian [Woyanne] pullout only end to deadlock

By Emmanuel Goujon Ethiopian Woyanne troops must leave Somalia for the country’s ailing transitional institutions to garner any legitimacy and a political solution to emerge, leaders from Somalia’s top clan said Thursday. The presence in Somalia of the US-backed Ethiopian Woyanne regime’s troops will continue fueling violence that has already killed thousands and displaced close […]

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Mogadishu civilian death toll reaches 19 after two days fighting

MOGADISHU (AFP) — Two Somali women were killed by crossfire in Mogadishu Friday, bringing the civilian death toll to 19 after two days of gun battles in the ravaged capital, a witness said. Shelling in northern neighbourhoods continued early in the morning, only hours after the bodies of 17 civilians were hastily buried in improvised […]

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Civilians are forced to fight Ethiopian rebels

By Jeffrey Gettleman NAIROBI: The Ethiopian Woyanne government, one of the United States’s top allies in Africa, is forcing untrained civilians — including doctors, teachers, office clerks and employees of development programs financed by the World Bank and United Nations — to fight rebels in the desolate Ogaden region, according to Western officials, refugees and […]

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የቅንጅት የሥ/አ ኮሚቴ አባላት ጋዜጣዊ መግለጫ እንዳይሰጡ ተከለከሉ

እነ ብርትካን ሚዴቅሳና የቅንጅት የሥ/አ ኮሚቴ አባላት በዛሬው እለት ሊሰጡት የነበረው ጋዜጣዊ መግለጫ በሶስት ሆቴሎች አዳራሽ በመከልከሉ በወረቀት የተፃፈውን መግለጫ ሰተው ተበተኑ፡፡ እንደ ኢትዮጵያውያን ሰአት አቆጣጠር ከቐኑ በ 8 ሰዓት ላይ ሞተራ እየተባለበሚጠራው ሆቴል መግለጫ እንዳለ የተነገራቸው ጋዜጠኖች ከቀኑ ሰባት ሰዓት ላይ እንደገና ተደወለና አዳራሹ አሳማኝ ያልሆነ ምክኒያት ተሰጥቶ ብሩ እንዲመለስላቸው መደረጉ ታውቀል፡፡ በተጨማሪም ኪንግስ […]

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Woyanne prevented Kinijit executives from giving press conference

The Woyanne police in Addis Ababa this afternoon (local time) prevented Wzt. Bertukan Mideksa and members of the Kinijit Executive Committee from giving a press conference to local media. The police told Wzt. Bertukan that they are an illegal group and are not allowed to talk to the media. Dr Hailu Araya, Ato Muluneh Eyoel […]

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Kinijit executive committee statement

The executive committee of the Coalition for Unity and Democracy Party (Kinijit) issued the following statement. Click here to read. [Amharic, PDF]

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Hailu Shawel’s henchmen blocked Kinijit leaders from entering office

The shame and disgrace Ato Hailu Shawel has brought on the opposition camp and to himself reached a newer low yesterday when his henchmen, Ato Abayneh Berhanu and Shaleqa Getachew Mengistie, ordered security guards to block Kinijit Vice President Bertukan Mideksa and all of her colleagues from entering the party’s main office in Addis Ababa… […]

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Mortars rain down on Mogadishu, Governor escapes blast

(Garowe Online) – Somali rebels waging war on the country’s interim government and its foreign backers have managed to intensify their violent campaign, despite a heavy-handed crackdown last month by allied Somali and Ethiopian Woyanne armed forces. Heavy fighting erupted in parts of the capital Mogadishu Wednesday evening after armed groups launched a guerrilla attack […]

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China calls for oil worker safety in Sudan, Ethiopia

By Eric Watkins PennEnergy Senior Correspondent LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 — The Chinese government has called for the safety of its oil workers in two African countries, citing the dangers to operations posed by antigovernment rebels in Sudan and Ethiopia. On Dec. 12, China called for the safety of its citizens in Sudan to be […]

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Somali Islamists Said to Be Regrouping

By SALAD DUHUL – 21 hours ago MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia’s government is not in control of most of this war-ravaged country, and a radical Islamic group that was driven out last year is regrouping, a Somali official said Thursday. “About 80 percent of Somalia is not safe and is not under control of […]

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Letter to US Secretary of Defense on Woyanne in Somalia – HRW

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Letter to US Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates on Somalia The Department of Defense should send a clear message to Ethiopia and other parties to the region’s conflicts December 12, 2007 Robert M. Gates Secretary of Defense US Department of Defense 1000 Defense Pentagon Washington, DC 20301-1000 Via Facsimile Dear Secretary […]

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Christians in Ethiopia long claimed to have the Ark of the Covenant

Keepers of the Lost Ark? Christians in Ethiopia have long claimed to have the ark of the covenant. Our reporter investigated “They shall make an ark of acacia wood,” God commanded Moses in the Book of Exodus, after delivering the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. And so the Israelites built an ark, or chest, gilding […]

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Hailu Shawel’s trail of betrayal and greed

This article [in Amharic] brings to light Ato Hailu Shawel’s trail of greed and betryal, including how he even failed to visit his colleague Prof. Astrat Woldeyes when he languished in jail for 6 years, and later when he was in a hospital bed, while continuing to complain that Kinijit officials failed to welcome him […]

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Video: Kinijit head of PR Debebe Eshetu gives straight talk

Ato Debebe Eshetu, Head of Public Relations for Kinijit, with Dinq TV in Calgary, Canada

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Remembering December 13th: A Day For All of Us!

Anuak Justice Council Press Release For immediate release: December 12, 2007 The anniversary of the December 13, 2003 Anuak massacre is here again. Four years have now passed since the Anuak witnessed a horrific slaughter of their loved ones by Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s military forces and some other pro-EPRDF government militia groups. The […]

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East Africa peace bloc urges Eritrea return

NAIROBI (AFP) — An East African peacemaking bloc on Wednesday urged Eritrea to return to the fold, seven months after it pulled out, undermining efforts to restore regional stability, Kenyan officials said. Asmara suspended its membership in the Djibouti-based seven-nation Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in April. “Kenya is trying to convince Eritrea to return […]

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Guad Hailu Shawel’s ‘Yefiyel Wotete’

Web sites affiliated with Woyanne and the Iyasu Alemayehu faction of EPRP are reporting that the estranged chairman of Kinijit, Ato Hailu Shawel, has issued a decree suspending Wzt. Bertukan Mideksa and four other top Kinijit leaders. (Click here to listen) Guad Hailu’s decree (issued from his mansion in Minnesota) was read first at an […]

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Torture, incommunicado detention in Harar – Amnesty Int’l

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL URGENT ACTION Torture / incommunicado detention Mulatu Aberra (m), trader, aged 34 Najima Jamal Ismail (f), aged 17 Najima Jamal Ismail’s stepfather, a trader (name unconfirmed) Mulata Aberra, a trader of Oromo ethnic origin, has been held incommunicado at a federal police detention centre in Harar city in eastern Ethiopia since his arrest […]

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Ethiopian groups in Israel to rally against ‘apartheid’

Ruth Eglash, THE JERUSALEM POST A wide cross-section of Ethiopian groups is planning to protest Wednesday in Petah Tikva against what is sees as a policy of apartheid adopted by the education system specifically and Israeli society in general. The demonstration, which is set to kick off at 10 a.m. opposite the town’s municipal building, […]

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Video: More soldiers, pilots abandon Woyanne

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Petronas and Sinopec in Ethiopia exploration talks

ADDIS ABABA, Dec 10 (Reuters) – Malaysia’s Petronas and China’s Sinopec remain in talks to resume oil and gas prospecting in Ethiopia’s Ogaden region, where rebels killed Chinese workers in April, the Ethiopian government said on Monday. Exploration in the remote area halted after separatist rebels killed 74 people, including nine Chinese employees of Zhongyuan […]

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Meles, Mugabe, Bashir sign ‘democracy pledge’ in Lisbon

By David Blair The Daily Telegraph; with files from Agence France-Presse LISBON – Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe pledged to uphold “democracy and the rule of law” yesterday when a raft of African autocrats signed a declaration supposedly heralding a new era of open politics. Their solemn pledge came at the end of the Lisbon summit […]

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Kinijit executives blocked from using office; Ato Abayneh denies

The Kinijit top leadership led by Wzt. Bertukan Mideksa — in the absence of Ato Hailu Shawel who is still in Minnesota — has not been using the Kinijit office in Addis Ababa, claiming that they were pushed out by former AEUP members Ato Abayneh Berhanu and others. Ato Abayneh and Ato Mamushet disagree, saying […]

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Ambesse Tolossa wins the Honolulu Marathon

Ambesse Tolossa wins the men’s division of the Honolulu Marathon for the second straight year. By Deborah Booker | The Honolulu Advertiser Ethiopia’s Ambesse Tolossa won the men’s division of The Honolulu Marathon for the second consecutive year, again holding off rival and five-time champion Jimmy Muindi of Kenya. Tolossa’s unofficial time was 2:17:25. Tolossa […]

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Israeli Prime Minister decried racism experienced by Ethiopians in Israel

(JTA) The Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert opened Sunday’s Cabinet meeting with grave remarks in response to a newspaper expose last week about a religious school in Petah Tikva at which girls of Ethiopian descent are segregated from their peers. Olmert described “a feeling of general hardship on the part of Ethiopian children and the […]

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Chinese oil company refuses to resume operation in Ogaden

The Reporter (Addis Ababa) By Kaleyesus Bekele The Chinese Oil Company, Zhoungyan Petroleum Exploration Bureau (ZPEB), has refused to resume work on oil exploration projects in the Ogaden basin. Contracted by the Malaysian oil and gas company, Petronas and South-West Energy, a company licensed in Hong Kong, ZPEB has been conducting seismic survey in the […]

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Kinijit Youth League Statement

The Youth League of the Coalition for Unity and Democracy Party (Kinijit) issued the following press release. Click here to read (pdf, Amharic)

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Celebration party at the Woyanne embassy in DC

The Woyanne embassy in Washington DC will hold a “Nationalities Day” (ye bihereseboch qen) celebration party tomorrow, Sunday afternoon. Several Woyannes and their opportunist supporters are invited to dine and wine with top Woyanne officials at the embassy ground… Some Ethiopian groups are considering of holding a protest rally. Read more at galbeed.com >>

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Somalis seize Bule Burte town, 220 km north of Mogadishu

By Aweys Yusuf NAIROBI, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Somali insurgents seized a small town in central Somalia after a brief battle with government troops on Saturday, the government and residents said. The insurgents took Bule Burte, 220 km (140 miles) north of the capital Mogadishu. It it was not clear if there were casualties, witnesses […]

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Somalis kick out Woyanne from a key Mogadishu neighbourhood

(Associated Press) MOGADISHU, Somalia – Masked fighters occupied a key business district and residential neighbourhood in the Somali capital Saturday, saying they had forced Ethiopian Woyanne troops to withdraw and urging locals to return home. Some 100,000 people have fled the 20-square-kilometer (8-square-mile) residential area surrounding Sodonka Road, a busy business area in southern Mogadishu, […]

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Woyanne expels UK, Australian aid staff

Ethiopia Woyanne has expelled an Australian and a Briton working for Save the Children UK on accusations of diverting food aid to rebels in the troubled Ogaden region, officials and aid sources said today. The Ethiopian Woyanne army has this year been carrying out an offensive against the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) rebel movement […]

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Documentary film about an Ethiopian woman wins top award

‘A Walk to Beautiful’ wins IDA’s top doc award Los Angeles Times Spike Lee, Michael Moore and Christiane Amanpour honored by International Documentary Association. Staff Report A documentary about young Ethiopian women who walk miles in seek of medical attention after traumatic childbirth injuries won the feature length competition at the 2007 International Documentary Association […]

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Rape is now “part of the game” in Mogadishu

(DPA) NAIROBI – Sexual violence against women in the Somali capital Mogadishu has reached an unprecedented level, with women raped at checkpoints and during the day in front of bystanders by all parties to the vicious conflict, the United Nations said Friday. The UN children’s agency UNICEF said rape was becoming an “instrument” used by […]

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Woyanne TV interviews Condoleezza Rice – embarassing

Editor’s Note: Condoleezza Rice sounds completely ignorant of the issues at hand in this interview with Ethiopian Woyanne TV. It seems that she did not even read H.R. 2003, which was passed unanimously by the U.S. House of Representatives. She would do Ethiopians and all the people of Africa a big favor by staying out […]

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UN relief chief sounds alarm about crises in Ethiopia, Darfur and Somalia

UN NEWS CENTER The grave humanitarian conditions in south-eastern Ethiopia, the Darfur region of Sudan and Somalia could substantially worsen in the months ahead, the top United Nations relief official told the Security Council today as he briefed members on his recent visit to Africa. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes said the situations in […]

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EDU, Hibre-Hizb merge

Ethiopian Democratic Union (EDU) and Ethiopian Federal Democratic Unity Party (Hibre-Hizb) have issued a letter of intent to merge as one party. Click here to read the statement they released today.

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Woyanne quietly finalizes secret plan to invade Eritrea

In a recent interview with Al Jazeera, Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi said that even if Eritreans start shooting, his troops will not shoot back. What Meles meant without saying it is that the invasion will be handled by Eritrean opposition groups that he armed. Meles and his Woyanne warlords are preparing for an invasion of […]

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Hailu Shawel’s former party AEUP to launch a newspaper

Kinijit’s estranged chairman Hailu Shawel and friends have finalized a plan to launch a newspaper entitled “Harambe.” Read more from zikkir News Service in Amharic

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The popular Addis Dimts gets a new web site

Check out Addis Dimts Radio’s new web site here. Addis Dimts is the most popular Amharic language Ethiopian radio program in Washington DC hosted by Ato Abebe Belew.

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Ethiopian Review ranks #1 as the most visited Ethiopian web site

Source: yebbo.com We put some Ethiopia-related web sites for the number of visitors test at Alexia and here is what we found. EthiopianReview.com is the #1 Ethiopian web site, followed by Nazret.com and Ethiomedia.com… Read more here

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Rice tells Woyanne to ease tensions with Eritrea

By Sue Pleming Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urged Ethiopia Woyanne on Wednesday to avoid acts that would raise tensions with Eritrea but got new promises from Africa’s Great Lakes nations to end fighting in eastern Congo. In a rare public foray into African diplomacy, Rice spent a day in the Ethiopian capital shuttling between […]

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galbeed.com adopts Ethiopian Review’s editorial policy

A popular Ethiopian Somali web site, galbeed.com, adopts Ethiopian Review’s editorial policy of disassociating Ethiopia from Woyanne’s invasion of Somalia and referring Meles as dictator instead of prime minister. Click here to see. Thank you, galbeed.com.

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