Monthly Archives: January 2008

Avion completes purchase of gold exploration licences in Ethiopia

TORONTO, ONTARIO — Avion Resources Corp. (“Avion Resources” or “the Company”) (TSX VENTURE:AVR) is pleased to announce that it has completed its purchase of exploration assets in the North and West regions of Ethiopia from Aberdeen International Inc. (“Aberdeen”). Avion has purchased the rights to a 100% undivided interest in exploration licences in Ethiopia. The […]

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H.R. 2003: A Cause that Unifies the Fragmented Diaspora!

By Tefferi Mengistie My compatriots from Dallas flocked in a bunch to Oklahoma on January 29, 2008 to stage their protest against Senator Inhofe’s intransigence to listen to the voice of the voiceless. Oklahoma City has become a point of departure for the solidarity train, gathering momentum as it crosses America from coast to coast […]

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Arrest made in shooting of an Ethiopian in Seattle

SOURCE: NBC-K5 SEATTLE – A suspect has been arrested in connection with a double shooting at a Seattle restaurant that left the owner dead and another person wounded Wednesday in the Central District. The Associated Press is reporting that 23-year-old Rey Alberto Davis-Bell, who was a suspect in the shooting, was arrested. The car he […]

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U.N. extends Ethiopia-Eritrea force mandate 6 months

By Patrick Worsnip, Reuters UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The Security Council renewed the mandate of the struggling U.N. peace force on the Eritrea-Ethiopia border for six months on Wednesday despite a request from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for just one month. Ban had proposed only a brief extension because he said a fuel cut-off by Eritrea […]

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Interview with OFDM leader Bulcha Demeksa

Listen to Ethiopian Review interview with chairman of the Oromo Federal Democratic Movement Ato Bulcha Demeksa, Jan. 31, 2008. Several OFDM candidates have been arrested as they campaigned for the April 2008 local elections in Ethiopia. Click here to listen.

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Several OFDM candidates arrested

Woyanne gunmen rounded up and arrested eight candidates who were campaigning for the April 08 local elections representing the Oromo Federal Democratic Movement… Read more by zikkir News Service

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በምርጫ ቅስቀሳ ላይ የነበሩ ስምንት እጩ ተወዳዳሪዎች በፖሊስ ቁጥጥር ስር ዋሉ

በኦሮሚያ ክልል በሰሜን ሸዋ ዞን ግራር ጃርሶ ጉለሌ ወረዳ ውስጥ ለቀጣዩ የሚያዝያ የአከባቢና የማሟያ ምርጫ በመቀስቀስ ላይ የነበሩ ስምንት እጩዎች በፖሊስ ቁጥጥር ስር መዋላቸውን ሪፖርተራችን ዘገበ፡፡ ትናንት ከሰአት በኋላ በጉለሌ ዋና ከተማ ካምቦ ውስጥ የምርጫ ቅስቀሳ በማድረግ ላይ የነበሩት ወጣቶች የኦፌዴን እጩዎች እንደነበሩ ዘጋቢያችን ያረጋገጠ ሲሆን በፖሊስ ቁጥጥር ስር ከመዋላቸው አስቀድሞ የገዢው ፓርቲ ካድሬዎች በየመንደሩ […]

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ተስፋዬ መንገሻ የወያኔ ካድሬዎችን አስጠነቀቁ!

በቀጣዩ ሚያዝያ ለሚካሄደው የአከባቢና የማሟያ ምርጫ በእጩዎች ላይ የሚደርሰው እንግልት ከፍተኛ ደረጃ ላይ በመድረሱ የኢትዮጵያ ምርጫ ቦርድ ጸሃፊና የጽ/ቤቱ ዋና ኃላፊ የሆኑት አቶ ተስፋዬ መንገሻ ለወያኔ ካድሬዎች የማስጠንቀቂያ ደብዳቤ ለመጻፍ ተገደዱ፡፡ ተቃዋሚ ፓርቲ አባላትን፤ እጩዎችንና ደጋፊዎችን የማዋከቡ ተግባር በከፍተኛ ደረጃ ከመቀጠል አልፎ በሰላማዊ መንገድ የምርጫ ቅስቀሳ የሚያከናውኑ እጩዎችን ያለምንም የህግ አግባብ ወደ እስር ሲያግዙ ከቆዩት […]

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Egyptian police kill two Africans during bid to cross into Israel

(Reuters) Egyptian police shot dead two migrants from the Ivory Coast and arrested six other Africans as they tried to slip across the border into Israel illegally overnight, Egyptian security sources said Wednesday. “An Egyptian security patrol saw a youth of about 22 years old and a girl of about 18 trying to get over […]

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Making exceptions for Ethiopia

Meles Zenawi thinks the west’s attitude to Africa is unbalanced and unfair. But his country is being torn apart by human rights abuses By Tom Porteous, Guardian Unlimited Western policy towards Africa is ill-informed and inconsistent. That’s the message of Ethiopia’s prime minister, Meles Zenawi, in his interview in the Guardian last week. And there’s […]

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CPJ urged Woyanne to grant publishing licenses

Letter from Joel Simon, Executive Director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, to Woyanne’s boss: We are writing to express our great concern about the government’s denial of publishing licenses to five independent Ethiopian journalists freed last year from prison. We are calling on you to use all your influence to remove such administrative restraints, […]

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African parasites gather in Addis Ababa

African ‘leaders’ (mass murderers, thieves, and tyrants) are gathering in Addis Ababa for an AU summit. Agazi killers (well-fed Woyanne gunmen) and Federal Police are patrolling every corner of the city to guarantee the saftey of Meles Zenawi’s fellow tyrants. Read more from VOA >> Regional Conflicts To Dominate A.U. Summit Agenda By Peter Heinlein […]

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The fertile mind of Bereket Simon

By Yilma Bekele I got home and powered my computer. First thing is first; I always check the usual Ethiopian Web sites when I get home. When you are an Ethiopian you have to do that because you never know when the other shoe is about to fall. If you haven’t noticed we are a […]

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Isreali High Court nixes plan to stop Falashmura immigration

Haaretz – Israel News By Anshel Pfeffer The government must reexamine the eligibility for immigration of thousands of Falashmura and allow an additional 1,500 to move to Israel, the High Court of Justice ruled last week. This decision constitutes a serious blow to the government’s plan to end immigration by the middle of this year […]

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UN’s Ethiopia-Eritrea mission might be forced to evacuate

By Harvey Morris at the United Nations Financial Times The United Nations might be forced to evacuate its peacekeepers next month from the tense border zone between Ethiopia and Eritrea, removing the most visible deterrent to renewed warfare between the east African neighbours. The UN Security Council was due on Wednesday to renew the mandate […]

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Video: More soldiers defect, and other news

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Blen Tamrat Layne’s Open Letter to Meles Zenawi

I am Blen Tamrat Layne, and I am writing on behalf of my family. My father, Tamrat Layne, was the former prime minister, and he has been in prison for more than eleven years. He got arrested when I was four years old and my sister was two months old. And we had to grow […]

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Ethiopians for Obama event in DC

You are invited to a fundraising event in Washington DC organized by Ethiopians for Obama in support of Senator Barack Obama’s historic candidacy for president of the United State of America. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate in this event. U.S. citizens and Green Card holders are permitted by law to contribute in a […]

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Video: Ethiopian Mesgana Dancers

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2 Woyanne soldier, 17 civilians killed in Mogadishu

(AP) MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somali [freedom fighters[ firing rockets and mortars clashed with [Woyanne occupying forces] in fighting that killed at least 17 civilians and two Ethiopian Woyanne soldiers in the capital, witnesses said Tuesday. The fighting occurred late Monday as Ethiopian Woyanne troops conducted house-to-house searches in Mogadishu’s northern Hiliwa district, traditional elder Mohamud […]

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Video: 100,000 homeless children in Addis Ababa alone

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Woyanne generals complain about Somalia’s new PM

MOGADISHU, Somalia Jan 29 (Garowe Online) – Ethiopia’s Woyanne’s top military commanders serving in Somalia have dispatched a letter to the country’s interim president, Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, expressing their dissatisfaction with the policies of new Prime Minister Nur “Adde” Hassan Hussein, confidential sources tell Garowe Online. The exact contents of the letter have not been […]

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የቅንጅት ስራዎች በእቅዳቸው መሰረት እየተካሄዱ ነው

የቅንጅት ለአንድነትና ለዴሞክራሲ ፓርቲ የስራ አስፈጻሚ አባላት በትናንትናው እለት ሊያካሂዱ የነበረውን ወሳኝ ጉባኤ አስተባባሪዎቹን በማሰርና ወከባ በመፈጸም የትግሉን አቅጣጫ መቀየር እንደማይቻል አንድ የአመራር አባል ለዜና አገልግሎቱ ገለጹ፡፡ በፓርቲው ፕሮግራም መሰረት የስራ አስፈጻሚ ቡድኑ እስከ ረቡዕ ባሉት ጊዜያት አስፈላጊዎቹን ቅድመ ዝግጅቶች በማጠናቀቅ ፓርቲውን ህጋዊ በማድረጉ ሂደት ላይ በዚህ ሳምንት መጨረሻ ወደ ምርጫ ቦርድ የመሄድ እቅድ እንደነበር […]

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የእነ አቶ አባይነህ ጉባኤ በአሉባልታ ተጠናቀቀ

በቀድሞው የመኢአድ ቢሮ የሚገኙትና ከቅንጅት ህገ ደንብ ውጭ የአቶ ሀይሉ ሻውል ወኪል ሆነው በተሾሙት በአቶ አባይነህ ብርሃኑ የሚመሩት አባላት ደጋፊዎቻቸውን ለማነጋገር በተዘዋወሩባቸው ክልሎች ያጋጠሟቸውን ጉዳዮች አስመልክቶ በዛሬው እለት በጽ/ቤቱ የቃል ሪፖርት ማቅረባቸውን የውስጥ ምንጮች ለዜና አገልግሎቱ ገለጹ፡፡ ደጋፊዎቻቸውን የማነጋገር ተልእኮ ተሰጥቷቸው በተለያዩ ክልሎች የተጓዙት እነዚህ አባላት ያጋጠሟቸውን ችግሮች ሲገልጹ በዋንኛነት ያነሱት በፕሬዝዳንቱ ታግደዋል የተባሉት የአመራር […]

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Police arrests those refusing to register for the April elections

The Woyanne fascist regime has started to arrest people who refuse to register for the April 2008 local elections… Read more by zikkir News Service.

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Kinijit NA statement on the arrest of party officials

Kinijit North America issues a statement on the arrest of Kinijit officials Ato Alemayehu Yeneneh and Ato Girma Amare on Monday in Addis Ababa. Click here to read.

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Berhanu Nega in Los Angeles Feb. 2

Kinijit-Los Angeles is organizing a discussion forum with Dr Berhanu Nega for this coming Saturday, Feb. 2. Artist Shambel Belayneh will introduce his new CD at the event.

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A call for reconfiguring the federal structure of Ethiopia

By Melaku Tegegne This call or plea is made following the statement made by Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia in which he dubbed the country’s entry into the third millennium as a Period of Renaissance. He made this statement in an interview that he gave on September 6, 2007, to Time Magazine. In that […]

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ለቅንጅት እንዳይቀሰቅሱ የተሰጉ አንድ ተመራጭ በተለያዩ ክሶች እየተንገላቱ ነው

በ3ኛው አገር አቀፍ ምርጫ ቅንጅትን በመወከል ለህዝብ ተወካዮች ም/ቤት ያለፉትና በተመረጡበት ጎጃም ውስጥ ህዝቡን በማስተባበር ታዋቂ የሆኑት አቶ ይታየው ጥሩነህ ከእስር ለተፈቱት የቅንጅት አመራሮች በመወገን ሊቀሰቅሱ ይችላሉ በሚል የፈጠራ ክሶች እየቀረቡባቸው መሆኑን ለጉዳዩ ቅርበት ያላቸው ምንጮች ለዜና አገልግሎቱ ገለጹ፡፡ አመራሩ ከእስር ከመውጣቱ በፊት የገዢው ፓርቲ ካድሬዎች ቅንጅትን በመወከል ፓርላማ የገቡ ግለሰቦችን በማስፈራርያና በመደለያ ወደተለያዩ ቡድኖች […]

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Woyanne claims it attempts to negotiate with ONLF (AFP)

JIJIGA, Ethiopia (AFP) — Ahmed Nour Abdi sighs heavily when asked to describe his futile attempts at mediation, a customary practice among elders in the restive Ogaden region of Ethiopia. “The other side refused to meet us,” he says, referring to the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF, rebellion), with whom he planned to negotiate a […]

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Bill introduced in U.S. Senate to demands action in Kenya

By Scott A Morgan Despite various Efforts of Mediation the situation within Kenya continues to Decline. Since the outbreak of violence days after the Highly Controversial Elections on December 27th at least 800 people have perished and thousands have been forced to flee their home after ethnically motivated violence began. What was considered by many […]

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የምርጫ ካርድ አንወስድም ያሉ የአንድ ቤተሰብ አባላት ታሰሩ

በምስራቅ ሸዋ ዞን ዝዋይ ከተማ ቀበሌ 02 የሚኖሩና በንግድ ስራ የሚተዳደሩ አራት የቤተሰብ አባላት በሚያዝያ ለሚካሄደው ምርጫ ካርድ አንወስድም በማለታቸው በታጣቂዎች ተወስደው መታሰራቸውን ሪፖርተራችን ከስፍራው ዘገበ፡፡ ወራት የቀሩትና ተመዝጋቢ በማጣት እስከቀጣዩ ወር መጀመርያ የተራዘመውን የመራጮች ምዝገባ ለመቀስቀስ በየቤቱ መዞር የጀመሩት የዝዋይ ከተማ የምርጫ አስተባባሪዎች በየቤቱ በመዞር ነዋሪዎቹ የመምረጫ ካርድ መውሰዳቸውን መጠየቅ የጀመሩት ባለፈው ሳምንት መጀመርያ […]

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Woyanne troops abandon key military base in central Somalia

BELETWEIN, Somalia Jan 28 (Garowe Online) – Ethiopian Woyanne troops backing Somalia’s transitional federal government withdrew from a key military base in the central regions on Monday, witnesses and residents said. Since early 2007, the Ethiopian Woyanne army maintained a 1,000-strong garrison in a base east of Beletwein, the capital of the central Hiran region. […]

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Joke of the day: A Street named after Meles Zenawi in Merhabete

Source: Ethiopian Woyanne News Agency Merahabete, January 28, 2008 (Addis Ababa) – Two streets in Alem town of the Merhabete Woreda, North Shoa Zone of the Amhara State, are named after Prime Minister Monster Meles Zenawi and Founder and Chairman of Munschen fur Munschen, Karl Heinz Bohm as of 28 Jan. 2008. The woreda administration […]

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Interview with OLF spokesperson – listen

Ethiopian Review conducted an interview with Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) spokesperson Dr Beyan Asoba on Saturday, January 26. Listen the interview here..

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The stowaways were persecuted in Ethiopia

Ethiopian Review has learned that the two individuals who had been found hidden inside the storage compartment of an Ethiopian Airlines (EAL) jet at Dulles Airport in Virginia are members of the Oromo National Congress. According to ER sources, Ato Ashenafi Bekele and Ato Fikru were hired by EAL as cleaning workers recently. Both of […]

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Arrest and intimidation of Kinijit officials

Intimidation and arrest of officials of the Coalition for Unity and Democracy Party (Kinijit) intensifies. Today, Ato Alemayehu Yeneneh, Kinijit coordinator for the Southern Ethiopia, and Ato Girma Amare, an office staff member, have been arrested and taken to Woreda 20 police station. They were picked up by police from the office at 1:00 PM […]

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Panel discussion on Kinijit

Kinijit-Switzerland Paltalk Room will hold a panel discussion today (Monday), Jan 28 at 2:00 PM EST on the problems faced by Kinijit. The discussion will be aired live via Ethiopian Review Broadcasting Network starting at 2:00 PM.

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Meseret Defar shatters indoor two-mile record in Boston

Meseret Defar shattered the world indoor two-mile record with a superb display of front-running in Saturday’s Reebok Boston Indoor Games. The Ethiopian, who already owns the outdoor version, recorded a time of nine minutes 10.50 seconds in blitzing the field in the second leg of the 2008 Indoor Visa Championships. Defar led by around two […]

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Kinijit past, present, future – Andargachew Tsege

Ato Andargachew Tsege writes about learning from Kinijit’s past and planning for the party’s future. Click here to read (Amharic, pdf).

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Press conference with Kinijit leaders on Sunday

Kinijit North America has scheduled a press conference with Kinijit executives from Ethiopia on Sunday, January 27 at 1:00 PM EST. The press conference can be heard live at Ethiopian Review Broadcasting Network. Also Sunday Interview with Ato Andargachew Tsige by Ethiopian Current Affairs Discussion Forum starting at 2:00 PM EST.

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Ethiopian Orthodox Church to be formed in Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua Sun A group of Antiguans and Barbudans who want to fully experience and express their emancipation both “spiritually and culturally” have moved towards developing an Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Diocese here. According to a press release, “We, people of Ethiopian descent whose ancestors were brought to these islands called Antigua and Barbuda and bought […]

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Man sentenced to life in prison for killing an Ethiopian in Canada

Richard Watts, Times Colonist Randal (Randy) Bailey was sentenced yesterday to life in prison with no parole for 12 years for the knife attack that left two men injured and Bruk Abera dead. B.C. Supreme Court Justice Malcolm Macaulay noted that even with the life prison sentence, Bailey is only 23 and will have chances. […]

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የሚያዝያው ምርጫ መመዝገቢያ ወቅት ለአንድ ወር ተራዘመ

በምርጫ ታሪክ በጣም ቀዝቃዛውና በተመዝጋቢ ድርቀት አስተባባሪዎቹን ያሸማቀቀው የሚያዝያው ምርጫ የተመዝጋቢዎች የጊዜ ሰሌዳ ዛሬ የሚጠናቀቅ ቢሆንም እስከ ቀጣዩ ወር መጀመርያ ድረስ እንዲራዘም በምርጫ ቦርድ ተወስኗል፡፡ ይህ ገዢው ፓርቲ ከራሱ ጋር የሚወዳደርበት የመሰለ የምርጫ ሂደት ለወያኔ ያለው ፋይዳ ያን ያህል ባይሆንም እንደተቃዋሚ የሚቆጠሩትን በጣት የሚቆጠሩ ፓርቲ እጩዎች ከማሰር ጀምሮ የተለያዩ ጫናዎች እያደረሰባቸው መሆኑን መሪዎቹ በመግለጽ ላይ […]

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የምርጫ 97 ጥቃት ሰለባዎች ሊረዱ ነው

ምርጫ 97ትን ተከትሎ በተፈጠረው ቀውስ የቤተሰብ አባላቸውን ላጡ ዜጎች ማቋቋሚያ የሚሆን ገንዘብ በማሰባሰብ የጥቃቱ ሰለባ የነበሩት ዜጎች ተጠቃሚ የሚሆኑበትን መንገድ በማመቻቸት ላይ መሆናቸውን አንድ የቅንጅት ለአንድነትና ለዴሞክራሲ ፓርቲ የአመራር አባል ለዜና አገልግሎቱ ገለጹ፡፡ አንዳንድ ቤተሰቦች የግፉ ሰለባ በመሆን የበለጠ ተጎጂዎች ነበሩ ያሉት እኒሁ የአመራር አባል ህዝቡ በዴሞክራሲያዊ መንገድ አመራሩን በመምረጥ ለነጻነት ላሳየው ቁርጠኝነት ምላሹ ኢ-ሰብአዊ […]

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Three Woyannes killed in Mogadishu after a heavy fight

(PressTV) – North Mogadishu is the scene of heavy fighting after an attack on an Ethiopian Woyanne military convoy killed three soldiers and injured nine. The fighting broke out between Pasta and Heyle Barrise bases on Friday, after insurgents waiting in ambush targeted a group of Ethiopian Woyanne troops with bazookas and automatic weapons. The […]

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White Nile Ltd. to explore southwestern Ethiopia

By Uchenna Izundu Oil and Gas Journal LONDON, Jan. 25 — White Nile Ltd. will explore and develop a 29,000-sq-km block on the southern Rift basin in southwestern Ethiopia under a production-sharing agreement signed with that country. Seismic data collection will start in the fourth quarter. White Nile has secured sole exploration, development, and production […]

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Sheik Mohamed Al Amoudi vows to intensify investment in Tigray, honored with martyrs’ medal

MEKELE, TIGRAY (ENA) – Sheik Mohamed Hussein Al Amoudi, the renowned businessman operating in Ethiopia, and the Tigray State Administration signed an accord on Thursday that enable the former to launch various investment projects in the state. Signing the agreement, the owner of sister companies of MIDROC-Ethiopia, vowed to launch various investment projects in the […]

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The paintings of Tesfaye Negusse to be shown in Louisiana

As part of the recognition of African American History Month, the Multi-Cultural Center of the South in Shreveport, Louisiana, will present the work of Ethopian artist Tesfaye Negusse, says Valarie Gunn. The exhibit is called “Impression-Man on Canvas.” Tesfaye obtained a Bachelor Degree in fine Arts from Addis Ababa University of Fine Arts in 1998. […]

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Ethiopia and Eritrea must de-escalate border row, says Ban Ki-moon

UN News Centre – Warning that the continuing military build-up by Ethiopia and Eritrea in their border areas, where the two countries fought a deadly two-year war that ended in 2000, creates the risk of reigniting hostilities, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging the neighbouring States to urgently de-escalate the situation. Ethiopia and Eritrea should end […]

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Ethiopian acid attack stalker

By Marijke van der Meer, Radio Netherlands Audio One of our most fundamental rights is the right to privacy, the right to solitude and anonymity, the right to be left alone, in a space of our own. Privacy begins with physical integrity. It can be a matter of life-and-death. Take the case of 22-year-old Senait […]

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Al Amoudi to intensify investment in Tigray

Source: EWNA (Woyanne News Agency) Sheik Mohamed Hussein Al Amoudi, the renowned parasite businessman, and the Tigray State Administration signed an accord on Thursday that enable the former to launch various investment projects in the state. Signing the agreement, the owner of sister companies of MIDROC-Ethiopia, vowed to launch various investment projects in the region […]

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Ethiopia’s place in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking improves

Fifa.com Ethiopia may not have had a title to celebrate in December, but their performances in the Cecafa Cup were enough to propel them back into the top 100 on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. Indeed, Ethiopia moved up 15 places to 90th in the latest standings, after last month dropping out of the top 100. […]

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The motive of Siye Abraha

By Ebissa Ragassa A shocking event occurred within the last months: Siye Abraha was released from prison all of sudden. That was indeed a surprising event. Our justice system must have been working for a man that was denied a due process. Yet he was released at a critical time when mass uprisings threatened the […]

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Violence erupts in Kenya despite talks

By Andrew Cawthorne and Helen Nyambura-Mwaura NAIROBI, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Ethnic fighting killed at least 12 people in Kenya’s Rift Valley and forced thousands from their homes on Friday, undermining hopes of an end to weeks of unrest. The violence, and a denial by opposition leader Raila Odinga that he would agree to serve […]

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Western world cannot impose democracy in Africa: Ethiopian dictator

LONDON (AFP) — Trying to impose democracy in Africa is wrong, Ethiopia’s prime minister dictator said Friday, contrasting Western attitudes to countries like Kenya and Zimbabwe to policies towards oil-rich Gulf states. In a rare British newspaper interview, Meles Zenawi warned for example against imposing sanctions on Kenya to try to force the country to […]

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እስረኞችን ለማስፈታት የቅንጅት ስራ አስፈጻሚ ከአገር ሽማግሌዎች ጋር እየሰራ ነው

ምርጫ 97ትን ተከትሎ በተፈጠረው ቀውስ ለእስር የተዳረጉ የቅንጅት ደጋፊዎችንና አባላትን ለማስፈታት የቅንጅት ስራ አስፈጻሚ አባላትና የአገር ሽማግሌዎች በጥምር በመስራት ላይ መሆናቸውን አንድ የስራ አስፈጻሚ አባል ለዜና አገልግሎቱ ገለጹ፡፡ ህዝባዊውን ፓርቲ ህጋዊ ከማድረጉ እንቅስቃሴ ጎን ለጎን እየተካሄደ ባለው እስረኞችን የማስፈታት እንቅስቃሴ በትናንትናው እለት 24 ያህል ፍርድ የተሰጠባቸው እስረኞችን የምህረት ሰነድ ያስፈረሙ ሲሆን በዛሬው እለት በተካሄደ የስራ […]

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Somali freedom fighters briefly seize control of airbase

MOGADISHU (AFP) — Three Somali soldiers were killed Friday when Somali insurgents attacked a military air base south of Mogadishu and made away with weapons, an army official and an insurgent leader told AFP. A group of insurgents attacked and briefly seized control of the base at Baledogle, around 90 kilometres (55 miles) west of […]

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Few people are registering for the April local elections

Woyanne is intensifying its repression against opposition parties in preparation for the upcoming local elections. It is also reported that very few people are registering to vote. Read more by zikkir News Service.

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EHRCO Report: The plight of people of Arbaminch Zuria Wereda

In this 105th Special Report, Ethiopian Human Rights Council (EHRCO) presents details of its findings on human rights violations perpetrated against members of the Wolayita ethnic group living in Arbaminch zuria wereda, Lante farmers’association in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR) by some members of the Ocholo ethnic group who had the official […]

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በሚያዝያው ምርጫ ተቃዋሚዎች እያማረሩ ነው

በኢትዮጵያ የምርጫ ታሪክ የመጨረሻው ዝቅተኛ ግምት በተሰጠው የሚያዝያው ምርጫ ላይ የህብረትና የኦፌዴን አመራሮች እጩዎቻቸው እየታሰሩባቸው መሆኑንና የተለያዩ ጫናዎች እንደሚደርሱባቸው በመግለጽ ላይ ሲሆኑ በማንም አእምሮ እንደተቃዋሚ የማይቆጠሩት የአቶ ልደቱና አየለ ጫሚሶ ቡድኖች ምርጫውን አስመልክቶ እንደሚጠበቀው አዎንታዊ መግለጫዎችን በመስጠት ላይ ይገኛሉ፡፡ ለሚያዝያው ምርጫ ገዢው ፓርቲ በሚሊዮን የሚቆጠሩ ተወዳዳሪዎችን ያዘጋጀ ሲሆን በተለይ አዲስ አበባ ላይ በምርጫ 97 የደረሰበትን […]

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Al Amoudi vows to intensify investment in Tigray

Mekelle, TIGRAY (ENA) – Sheik Mohamed Hussein Al Amoudi, the renowned businessman operating in Ethiopia, and the Tigray State Administration signed an accord on Thursday that enable the former to launch various investment projects in the state. Signing the agreement, the owner of sister companies of MIDROC-Ethiopia, vowed to launch various investment projects in the […]

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JPMorgan urged to reject loan for Ethiopian dam

(Environmental Finance, London) — JPMorgan Chase has come under pressure to refuse to provide a loan for the controversial Gilgel Gibe III hydropower dam in Ethiopia. Three NGOs – Campagna per la Riforma della Banca Mondiale in Italy, Les Amis de la Terre in France and International Rivers in the US – have written to […]

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Report of the U.N. Secretary-General on Ethiopia and Eritrea

I. Introduction 1. The present report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 12 of Security Council resolution 1320 (2000) of 15 September 2000, by which the Council requested me to keep it closely and regularly informed of progress towards the implementation of this resolution. The report provides an update on developments in the Mission area and […]

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Ethiopian Stowaways Land at Dulles Airport

DULLES AIRPORT, Va. (WUSA) — Investigators are looking into what can only be described as a major security breach. Two stowaways were discovered Wednesday on an Ethiopian Airlines flight that landed at Dulles International Airport. Even so, the regional director for Ethiopian Airlines says security at Addis Ababa Airport, where the two men got on-board […]

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Somali insurgents killed 48 Woyanne troops

(Press TV) Dozens of Ethiopian Woyanne soldiers are killed in ongoing clashes with Islamic Courts Union forces in the central region of Hiraan in Somalia. The fighting broke out early on Thursday morning in the town of Kalaber where Ethiopian Woyanne soldiers are based. The Islamic Courts fighters targeted the Kalaber base with heavy mortar […]

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Tariku Bekele and Craig Mottram to face off in Melbourne

PA Sport – Craig Mottram is expecting another rough ride when he faces Tariku Bekele over 5000 metres at the IAAF World Athletics Tour meeting in Melbourne on February 21. The Commonwealth silver medalist has fought some exciting battles with his rival – the younger brother of Kenenisa Bekele – in the past. Tariku Bekele, […]

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Woyanne turning peasants into millionaires!!

Woyanne propaganda has reached a new low — lower than Nazi propaganda — when this week one of its web sites reported that 3,000 peasants have become millionaires. The next thing WIC will report is “The economy under Woyanne is so strong, people from Kenya, Yemen and even Saudi Arabia are migrating to Ethiopia to […]

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ESFNA 25th Tournament to be held in D.C.

Press Release EFSNA announces that its 25th year anniversary will be held in Washington D.C. in 2008. ESFNA board members were given the opportunity to assess the various venues including 5-star Gaylord Hotel, RFK Stadium, D.C. Armory and the Convention Center. Board members heard attractive pitches from potential host cities, Atlanta and the DC-5. In […]

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1.4 billion Birr cement project launched

The 1.4 billion Birr cement expansion project launched by Muger Cement Enterprise with an objective of minimizing the growing shortage of cement in Ethiopia would begin production by in March 2009, Enterprise Acting General Manager said. In an interview with ENA on Monday, the Acting General Manager, Mekonnen Zergaw said the construction of the project […]

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Compare the ‘Kenya mafia’ with the ‘Woyanne mafia’

Take a note of the stark similarities between the “Mount Kenya Mafia” and the ‘Woyanne mafia (EFFORT)’ that currently controls almost every major industry in Ethiopia. Ethiopian freedom fighters such as ONLF need to stop confronting the Woyanne military directly, and instead launch attacks on these industries that are fueling the Woyanne killing machine. Here […]

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Is Siye a changed person? (Amharic)

ስዬ አብርሃ – አዲስ ወይን ጠጅ ባዲስ አቁማዳ ወይስ አሮጌ ወይን ጠጅ ባዲስ አቁማዳ? ከተስፋሚካኤል ሳህለስላሴ Read in PDF እንደማስጠንቀቂያ፡- እንድታውቁት ያህል አቶ ስዬ አብርሃ በፈረንጆቹ አዲስ ዓመት መግቢያ ላይ በዋሽንግተን አካባቢ ያደረጉትን ውይይት ለመካፈል ስሄድ፣ ማንም የሚረዳውና የሚገምተው ጥርጣሬና ጥያቄ በውስጤ ቋጥሬ ነበር። መቼም እኚህን መከራችንን ካመጡትና ካበዙት አንዱ የሆኑትን ሰው ለማየትና ለመስማት ስሄድ፤ […]

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Statement from Kinijit-San Jose

Kinijit-San Jose (California) has issued the following statement regarding Hailu Shawel’s visit to the Bay Area next weekend. Click here to read [pdf, Amharic]

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Chines Buses Arrive in Ethiopia

The first 100 batch of 500 medium-sized passenger buses imported from China with a loan secured from HSBC, arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Thursday January 17, 2008. The buses, which are imported with a view to alleviating the acute shortage of transportation in the city, will be sold to provide taxi services to the […]

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U.N. Ethiopia/Eritrea force may have to pull back

UNITED NATIONS Reuters – U.N. peacekeepers monitoring the disputed border between Ethiopia and Eritrea may have to halt operations within weeks because Eritrea has cut diesel fuel supplies, said U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. In letters dated Monday to Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and to the U.N. Security Council, Ban said that as a result of […]

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Woyanne’s Dirty War (Newsweek)

By Jason McLure, Newsweek It was early one morning in July when 400 Ethiopian Woyanne soldiers came to Ridwan Hassan Zahid’s village of Qorile, 120 miles southeast of this dusty market town. The small settlement of ethnic Somalis in eastern Ethiopia was suspected of supporting separatist rebels from the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), and […]

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Video: Gruesome ordeal of Ethiopians fleeing to Yemen

A must see video of how Ethiopians are risking their lives and facing horrifying ordeals to escape from the Woyanne parasitic regime in Ethiopia. It is in French, but the message is clear.

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The Temesgen group and Kinijit exec cmte sign agreement

A group of Kinijit parliamentarians led Ato Temesgen Zewdie and the Kinijit executive commttee have signed an agreement today… Details by zikkir News Service

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የቅንጅትን የትግል አቅጣጫ የሚወስን የስምምነት ፊርማ ተፈጸመ

ለቀናት ሰፊ ውይይት ሲካሄድበት የቆየው ቅንጅትን የትግል አቅጣጫ ይወስናል ተብሎ የታመነበት ስምምነት ፊርማ በቅንጅት ስራ አስፈጻሚ እና ፓርቲውን ወክለው ፓርላማ በገቡት በእነ አቶ ተመስገን መካከል በዛሬው እለት ተፈጸመ፡፡ ዛሬ ከቀኑ በ8፡00 ሰአት ላይ የቅንጅት ስራ አስፈጻሚ ቡድን ባደረገው የአብላጫ ድምጽ ውሳኔ የእነ አቶ ተመስገን ዘውዴ ቡድን ያቀረበው የትግል አቅጣጫ ሃሳብና አመራሩ ያቀረበውን ከተናበቡ በኋላ ተግባራዊ […]

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Video: Italy donates 50,000 laptops to Ethiopia

Documentary about the 2nd pilot test in Ethiopia of the One Laptop Per Child project

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Ethiopia sets up $21 million commodity exchange

ADDIS ABABA, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Ethiopia opened a $21 million electronic commodities exchange on Friday that will trade six crops including coffee, wheat, maize and sesame. “The exchange system will contribute a lot to create healthy relations between producers and buyers of Ethiopian commodities,” Addisu Legesse, deputy prime minister and agriculture minister, said at […]

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ደቡብ ምእራብ ኢትዮጵያ በጦርነት እየታመሰች ነው

በደቡብ ምእራብ ኢትዮጵያ ኦሮሚያ ዞን ቦረና ከሃገረ ማርያም 57 ኪሎ ሜትር ርቀት ላይ በጉጂዎችና በኮሬ ብሄረሰብ መካከል በአሁኑ ወቅት ከፍተኛ ጦርነት እየተካሄደ መሆኑን ሪፖርተራችን ዘገበ፡፤ በአከባቢው በተለያዩ ጊዜያት በወሰንና አከባቢውን ሃብት በመጠቀም መንስኤ ግጭቶች ሲከሰቱ የቆዩ ቢሆንም የአሁኑ ከፍተኛ የሰውና የንብረት ኪሳራ እያደረሰ መሆኑን ተጠቂዎቹን ያነጋገረው ሪፖርተራችን ዘገባ ያመለክታል፡፤ እስካሁን ሁለት የፌዴራል ፖሊስ አባላትና ሌሎች […]

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Young Ethiopian duo to take on Australia's Mottram

IAAF – World Junior 5000m champion Tariku Bekele and fellow Ethiopian Abreham Cherkos Feleke will both contest the 5000m national title against Australia’s 2005 Worlkd Championship bronze medallist Craig Mottram at Melbourne’s Olympic Park, one of the feature events on the timetable at the IAAF World Athletic Tour meeting on Thursday 21 February. Both Bekele […]

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Young Ethiopian duo to take on Australia’s Mottram

IAAF – World Junior 5000m champion Tariku Bekele and fellow Ethiopian Abreham Cherkos Feleke will both contest the 5000m national title against Australia’s 2005 Worlkd Championship bronze medallist Craig Mottram at Melbourne’s Olympic Park, one of the feature events on the timetable at the IAAF World Athletic Tour meeting on Thursday 21 February. Both Bekele […]

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Yemeni commercial exhibition fails in Ethiopia

By: Abdul-Aziz Oudah, Yemen Observer The commercial department of the Yemeni embassy in Ethiopia has failed in preparing a Yemeni commercial exhibition in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, sources said. According to these sources, mismanagement of preparations surrounding the commercial exhibition caused the embarrassment of the Yemeni commercial cultural delegation. The delegation consisted of […]

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Woyanne says ONLF is ‘completely destroyed’

By Barry Malone OGADEN, Ethiopia, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Mariam Qorana had worried about getting caught between the Ethiopian army and separatist rebels even before a bullet flew through the wall of her hut and hit her below her right breast 10 days ago. “I was afraid,” says the mother of 10, struggling to speak […]

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An emperor, his story and the director willing to tell it

By Berhan Tsehai, Tsehainy.com Staff Close to a thousand individuals were on hand to view the first screening in New York City of the documentary titled ‘Man of the Millennium’-An historical account of the life and times of Emperor Haile Selassie I. The Ethiopian and Rastafarian community filled the Oberia Dempsey Center on West 127th […]

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American researcher describes the obscene poverty in Ethiopia

An American’a Water Shortage By Sarah Stuteville Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA —The water in our new house in Addis has been turned off for days and my back is so sore I’ve been squirming around on our dirty couches all evening begging for a position that doesn’t hurt. Daily water collection in Ethiopia. Photo by Alex […]

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U.S. Citizen Jailed in Ethiopia more than one year

By Peter Heinlein, VOA Jijiga, Ethiopia Ethiopian officials say a Somali-born American citizen is being detained as an enemy combatant in the East African nation’s restive Ogaden region. The acknowledgment counters earlier government claims that many westerners have been detained as combatants. VOA’s Peter Heinlein reports from the southeastern Ethiopian city of Jijiga. The security […]

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Kinijit southern Ethiopia official detained, released

A representative of the Coalition for Unity and Democracy Party (Kinijit) in southern Ethiopia was arrested by Woyanne gunmen this morning, and later released after residents of the town surrounded the government building… Read more by zikkir News Service

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Kinijit at a Timket celebration

A senior leader of Ethiopia’s major opposition party, the Coaliiton for Unity and Democracy Party (Kinijit), Ato Gizachew Shiferraw, receives messages of support from Timket celebration participants at the Bole MedhaneAlem Church in Addis Ababa… Read more by zikkir News Service.

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በደቡብ ኢትዮጵያ የቅንጅት ተወካይ በደህንነቶች ታፍነው ከተወሰዱ በኋላ በህዝብ ግፊት ተለቀዋል

በደቡብ ብሄር ብሄረሰቦችና ህዝቦች ክልል የጎፋ ዞን ሳውላ ከተማ የቅንጅት ተወካይ የሆኑት አቶ እንድርያስ ኤሮ በዛሬው እለት የከተማዋ የፌዴራል የደህንነት ቢሮ ሃላፊ በሆኑት በአቶ ሚካኤል ዘሪሁንና የወያኔ/ኢህአዴግ ተወካይ በሆኑት በአቶ ታደለ ያዕቆብ ከቢሯቸው ታፍነው ከተወሰዱ በኋላ በህዝብ ግፊት መለቀቃቸውን የደቡብ ኢትዮጵያ ሪፖርተራችን ዘገበ፡፡ በአከባቢው ከፍተኛ የህዝብ ድጋፍ ያላቸው የቅንጅቱ ተወካይ ከቢሯቸው ታፍነው ወደ ከተማዋ ማዘጋጃ […]

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ለጥምቀት የወጣው ህዝብ ለቅንጅት አመራር የማበረታቻ መልእክት አስተላልፈ

የጥምቀት በዐልን ለማክበር በቦሌ መድሃኔአለም የተገኙት የቅንጅት ለአንድነትና ዴሞክራሲ ፓርቲ ስራ አስፈፃሚ የሆኑት አቶ ግዛቸው ሽፈራው ለበዐሉ ካደመው በብዙ ሺህ የሚቆጠር ምእመን “በርቱ” የሚል የድጋፍ መልእክት ተላለፈላቸው:: አቶ ግዛቸው በስፍራው የተገኙት ከቤተሰባቸው ጋር በበዐሉ ለመካፍል ቢሆንም በቦታው መኖራቸው እንደታውቀ ብዙ ሺህ ህዝብ ከቧቸው አስተያየቶችንና ጥያቄዎችን ሲሰነዝር የነበረ ሲሆን ህዝቡ የቅንጅት ምልክት የሆነውን ሁለት ጣት ማሳየት […]

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Distorted reality in Ethiopia

By Yilma Bekele A façade is a false appearance that is more pleasant than the reality. Hollywood is good at this sort of stuff. They create illusion to simulate the imagined event. It is called ‘Special Effects’. Such movies as ‘Star Wars’, ‘Close Encounters of The Third Kind’ are the result of a highly refined […]

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Long Live the King! Long Live the Dream! Long Live H.R. 2003!

By Alemayehu G. Mariam What Would Dr. King Say? Recently, there was a “tempest in a teapot” between Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama over Dr. Martin Luther King’s role and contributions in the civil rights movement. Hilary said, “Dr. King’s dream began to be realized when President Lyndon Johnson passed the Civil Rights Act of […]

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A Message of Hope for the New Year from the Anuak Justice Council

By Obang O. Metho In the year 2007, the Anuak Justice Council has come closer to many Ethiopians from all over the country. This was not by accident. Despite the great marginalization and discrimination of the people of Gambella and despite the massacre of the Anuak people who have never really recovered from the losses […]

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American citizen held in Ethiopia for over a year, security official says

JIJIGA, Ethiopia (AP) – Ethiopian officials have held an American citizen in custody for over a year in Ethiopia’s restive Somali region, the region’s top security official said Sunday. Mohammed Farah Hassan has seen no American officials since being jailed in the regional capital of Jijiga, Somali regional security chief Abdi Mohammed Umar said. He said an Ethiopian court had sentenced the man, but did not say for how long or on what charges.

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UN agencies in Ethiopia

FAO Food and Agricultural Organization Mr. Mafa E.Chipeta Sub-regional coordinator for Eastern Africa and Representative in Ethiopia, to AU & ECA TELEPHONE +251 115 51 30 49 Website: www.FAO.org IFAD International Fund for Agricultural Development Mr. Abebe Zerihun Field Support Manager TELEPHONE +251 115 443122 +251 911 505206 website: www.ifad.org ILO International Labour Organization Ms. […]

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Woyanne says half of Ethiopian women are victims of domestic violence

ADDIS ABABA (AFP) — Half of Ethiopian women are victims of domestic violence, [the other half are kept poor and destitute by Woyanne] the country’s “justice minister” Dimegn Wube said in a statement received by AFP Saturday. “The violence being committed against children and women is widespread,” she said, adding that women faced various forms […]

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America’s pecular role in the Kenyan debacle

By Scott A Morgan For Nearly a Month Kenya has convulsed with violence after a Highly Controversial Election that erupted into an orgy of violence. Since the 27th of December over 500 people have perished in the violence that has erupted along Tribal Lines and roughly a Quarter of a Million People have been driven […]

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