Monthly Archives: March 2008

Iodine deficiency threatens a generation of Ethiopians

(AP) NEDJO, Ethiopia — Rome Berihun barely remembers Ethiopia’s deadly border war with Eritrea, but she feels its effects – in her shortness of breath, trouble swallowing and a tumor-like growth in her neck. The 16-year-old is among about 80 percent of Ethiopians suffering from an easily preventable deficiency of iodine, an essential nutrient that […]

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CORRECTION: Aba Gebremedhin’s building ready for rent

The building in this photo is not owned by Aba Gebremedhin. It belongs to Sunshine Construction owner Samuel Tefesse. We will post the correct photo shortly after making verifications. We are also gathering photos of buildings that are owned by Bereket Simon, Dula Aba Gemeda (real name: Menase Wolde Giorgis) and other high level Woyanne […]

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Somali town falls to insurgent raid (NY Times)

By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN, The New York Times NAIROBI, Kenya — Islamist insurgents overpowered Somali government troops on Monday, seizing a strategic town and continuing their steady march across the country. According to witnesses, several truckloads of Islamist fighters stormed Bulo Burti, a town north of the capital, Mogadishu, and killed eight government soldiers. Government troops […]

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Haile could face Kenenisa in Beijing

(Reuters) – Ethiopia’s two greatest track runners Haile Gebrselassie and Kenenisa Bekele could meet over 10,000 metres at the Beijing Olympics. “It’s up to the federation, but they could end up together in the 10 kms. It’s a big possibility,” their manager Jos Hermens said in Edinburgh shortly after Bekele won his sixth world long-course […]

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Seattle church a piece of home for Ethiopian immigrants

By Chantal Anderson (The Daily) – Inside Washington Hall, located in the South Central District of Seattle, 500 people sing prayers in unison. Sounds of Amharic spill from the auditorium into the basement below as volunteers pack traditional lunches of injere, a traditional Ethiopian bread, into foam containers. A variety of shoes are placed neatly […]

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Woyanne forces farmers to lower prices

To get popular support for next month’s local elections in Ethiopia, Woyanne cadres have started to force farmers in Oromia Region (Killil) to sell teff and other crops below the market value. Those who refused to sell at prices set by Woyanne cadres were jailed and their crops have been confisicated… Read more by zikkir […]

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Insurgents seize central Somali town

(DPA) – The Islamic Courts Union (ICU) fighters have seized control of the central Somali town of Bula Burde, north of the capital Mogadishu. Residents have confirmed that nearly 200 fighters armed with rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns have been in the town for at least four hours, AP reported. “(The Islamists) are in Bulo […]

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የወያኔ የምርጫ ቅስቀሳ ስልት አደጋ እያስከተለ ነው

በቀጣዩ ሚያዝያ ለሚካሄደው የአከባቢና የማሟያ ምርጫ ለቅስቀሳነት ይረዳኛል በሚል በተመረጡ የኦሮሚያ ክልሎች የወያኔ ካድሬዎች በገበያ ስፍራዎች በመዘዋወር የምግብ እህል ዋጋዎችን ዋጋ በማውጣትና ከዚያ በላይ የሚሸጡ ነጋዴዎችን ምርት በመውረስ እንዲሁም ባለንብረቶቹን በማሰር ‘የወያኔ የቁርጥ ቀን ደራሽ’ መሆኑን ለማመልከት በመጣር ላይ ይገኛል፡፡ በተሰበረ ዋጋ ነጋዴዎች እንዲሸጡ እየተደረገ ያለበት አካሄድ የወያኔ ሹማምንት ቀደም ባሉት አመታት “ገበሬው ምርቱን በፈለገው […]

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President Girma’s wife comes to the U.S. (satire)

In other countries, the first lady is the wife of the president who is the head of state. So why are Woyannes calling Azeb Mesfin, the prime minister’s wife ‘first lady’? This picture below is only for satire purpose.

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A way forward for the democratic movement in Ethiopia

By Seman Fereja A few weeks have now passed since Bemnetu and Andargachew posted their article supporting violent forms of struggle to advance the causes of democracy in Ethiopia. Since then both sides of the debate have put forward impassioned views supporting their respective cases. I believe it is time now to take stock of […]

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Belaynesh: The first Ethiopian-Israeli diplomat

By Laura Wiessen | Israel21c.org As a baby, diplomat Beylanesh Zevadia’s first word was neither “mama” nor “papa.” It was “Jerusalem.” “That’s how our parents directed us,” the Ethiopian-born Zevadia explains. “[As children] our play was to go to Jerusalem. It was the center of our lives, that someday we could go there.” And, at […]

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Woyanne soldiers bomb Mogadishu market

By Aweys Yusuf and Mohamed Abdi MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Hospitals in Mogadishu overflowed with the wounded on Sunday and the death toll from mortar strikes on the city’s sprawling main market reached at least 17. Scores of civilians at the Bakara Market were hurt on Saturday when troops positioned at the Villa Somalia presidential palace […]

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Meles’ friend in Zimbabwe faces defeat (LA Times)

By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times HARARE, ZIMBABWE — The main opposition party and independent observers said today that President Robert Mugabe was suffering a resounding defeat as election results were tallied, but no official returns were released and capital was rife with speculation that they were being rigged. Tension was high in the capital, […]

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An Ethiopian sweep in Edinburgh

By Chris Turner, IAAF Edinburgh, Scotland – The heat of Mombasa is now but a memory, a nightmare of course, in the history of Ethiopian distance running. In cold, occasionally rainy and blustery conditions in Edinburgh’s Holyrood Park at this afternoon’s 36th IAAF World Cross Country Championships it was not just a climatic differences between […]

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Tirunesh Dibaba takes world cross title for 3rd time

(Reuters) EDINBURGH – Tirunesh Dibaba won the women’s cross country world championship gold medal for the third time on Sunday when she led home Mestawet Tufa for an Ethiopian one-two. Tirunesh Dibaba Dibaba, winner in 2005 and 2006 but upset by Dutchwoman Lornah Kiplagat in Mombasa last year, timed her run expertly over the 8km […]

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Video: Kenenisa’s victory in Edinburgh

Edinburgh World Cross Country Title, Sunday, March 30, 2008 Part I Video Part 2 next page >>

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Kenenisa reclaims his cross country world title

Kenenisa Bekele clears all obstacles for cross-country crown By Mitch Phillips, Reuters EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – Kenenisa Bekele overcame illness, a dislodged shoe and the presence of a nervous wife to win a record sixth long course cross country world title on Sunday and confirm last year’s shock defeat was an aberration. BKenenisa set a record […]

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Video: Top Woyane leaders each stashed $20m in Swiss banks

… and other news.

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Woyanne impedes Andinet Party’s signature collection

Andinet Party officials are currently collecting the 1,500 signatures that are required for registration with the Electoral Board of Ethiopia. In some Woredas, Andinet officials who have been collecting signatures have been arrested by Woyanne cadres… Read more by zikkir News Service >>

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ወያኔ የአንድነት ፓርቲ ምስረታ ፊርማ አሰባሳቢዎችን ማገት ጀመረ

የቅንጅት ስያሜ ለአንድ ግለሰብ ከተሰጠና ህዝባዊ ባለቤትነቱ በወያኔ ከጠነጠቀ በኋላ ፓርቲው የተነሳለትን አላማ በስያሜ ሰበብ ላለማደናቀፍ በሚል ከአገር ውስጥና ከአገር ውጭ ያሉ ደጋፊዎችንና አባላትን በማወያየት “አንድነት ለዴሞክራሲና ለፍትህ” በሚል ስያሜ ፓርቲ ለመመስረት የመስራች አባላት ፊርማ በማሰባሰብ በመላ አገሪቱ በመንቀሳቀስ ላይ ካሉት አባላት የተወሰኑት ብርቱ ማስጠንቀቂያ ሲደርሳቸው በጉራጌ ዞን ኢጃ ወረዳ በተመሳሳይ እንቅስቃሴ ላይ የነበሩ አባላት […]

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Video: How is Saddam Hussien different from Meles?

There is no doubt that President George Bush has eliminated a pure evil in Iraq. Sadam Hussien was a monster. Unfortunately, Bush’s allies in Ethiopia, the Woyanne tribal thugs, are committing much more brutal tortures and murders against the people of Ethiopia with the full knowledge and financial banking of the State Department. Watch this […]

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Sibling rivalry drives Dibaba sisters to world cross-country glory

EDINBURGH (AFP) — Sibling rivalry helped the Dibaba household gather a further two golds at the world cross-country championships with victories for sisters Tirunesh and Genzebe in the senior and junior women’s events. For Tirunesh, the win was a third over the gruelling long-course event, and the 22-year-old double world gold medallist in both the […]

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Joint UN Programme of Support on AIDS in Ethiopia

Twelve United Nations organizations have developed a Joint UN Programme of Support on AIDS in Ethiopia. The Joint Programme of Support is the entirety of the UN’s support to the national response to AIDS in Ethiopia… read here [pdf]

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A Note on Ethiopian Chess

By Richard Pankhurst Ethiopia deserves an honorable place in the great history of chess which appears to have been traditionally popular in court circles and among the nobility. The game was known in Amharic as Senterej, a name borrowed from the Arabs who called it Shatranj, a corruption of the Persian Chatrang, itself derived from […]

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Missed Flight Unlikely To Slow Kenenisa Bekele Or African Onslaught

(IAAF) EDINBURGH (29-Mar) — Five-time double IAAF World Cross Country champion Kenenisa Bekele has yet to arrive here, but his presence is already felt. His flight from Addis Ababa arrived late, allowing him only 30 minutes at London’s Heathrow Airport to connect for his flight to Edinburgh this morning. (Anyone who has been to Heathrow […]

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Video: Hip hop b’Amarigna

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U.S. to stop Green Card denials for dissidents

USCIS needs to investigate those Woyanne members who are applying for political asylum in the U.S. These are the people who made it impossible for Ethiopians to live and work in their own country freely. —————————- By Karen DeYoung Washington Post The U.S. immigration service said yesterday that it will temporarily stop denying green cards […]

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An Ethiopian in Utah sentenced to one month in jail

By Kristin Owens The Salt Lake Tribune A former Utah Valley State College student was sentenced Thursday to serve one more month in jail and three years of probation for felony theft. The 20-year-old will likely be deported to Ethiopia before he finishes that sentence, attorneys said. Kidus Chane Yohannes was convicted in February of […]

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Kenenisa will try to reclaim the world cross country crown Sunday

(Reuters) – Kenenisa Bekele will be out to erase the one blemish on his extraordinary resume on Sunday by reclaiming the world cross country crown he unexpectedly relinquished last year. The Ethiopian won both the long and short races at the World cross country Championships every year from 2002 to 2006 and was hot favourite […]

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Ethiopian flower exports may rise to $186 million

Isn’t this a case of misguided economic policy? Why don’t they grow teff, wheat, corn, and other food crops for the local market to feed the millions of starving people at home first before providing flowers to European markets? ——————————– By Jason McLure, Bloomberg — Ethiopia may export $186 million in flowers to Europe, Asia, […]

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Fiber-optics connection planned for 21 African countries

Construction on the fibre-optics East African Submarine Cable System (EASSY) project has been launched on Thursday to connect 21 African countries to each other and the rest of the world with high-quality Internet and international communications services. It is reported that the cable would be installed by Alcatel-Lucent along the sea-bed off Africa’s east coast. […]

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Project to connect 21 African countries with fiber-optics starts

By: Christy van der Merwe Engineering News Construction on the fibre-optics East African Submarine Cable System (Eassy) project, which would connect 21 African countries to each other and the rest of the world with high-quality Internet and international communications services started on Thursday. The cable would be installed by Alcatel-Lucent along the sea-bed off Africa’s […]

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China invests $713m to build industrial park in Ethiopia

(Reuters) — China will invest 5-billion Yuan to build Ethiopia’s first industrial park, part of a plan to help the Horn of Africa nation mimic the Asian giant’s rapid economic growth, an Ethiopian minister said. Up to 80 Chinese companies involved in textiles, leather and manufacturing construction equipment are expected to invest in the industrial […]

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Technical Assistance to Ethiopian Commodity Exchange

CFTC to Send a Delegation to Ethiopia to Provide Technical Assistance to the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange Authority Washington, DC – The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced today that it will be sending a delegation of senior staff to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to provide technical assistance to the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange Authority (ECEA). “We […]

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Ethiopia Football Federation engulfed in crisis

Why doesn’t Dr Ashebir Woldegiorgis respect the will of EFF’s general assembly and instead focus on improving his dental clinics in Addis Ababa that are known for their poor service and high prices? ————————– BBC News FIFA has confirmed that it will not send a delegation to a meeting on Saturday to restore sanity within […]

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Ethiopian anti-poverty campaigners freed from prison

Press Release by CIVICUS After a long two years and five months in prison, the two Ethiopian anti-poverty campaigners Daniel Bekele and Netsanet Demissie were released from prison this afternoon. “We are thrilled that Daniel and Netsanet have finally been released from prison. It has been a long wait for them and their families, but […]

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80% of Ethiopians suffer from iodine deficiency

NEDJO, Ethiopia (AP) – Rome Berihun barely remembers Ethiopia’s deadly border war with Eritrea, but she feels its effects in her shortness of breath, trouble swallowing and a tumor-like growth in her neck. The 16-year-old is among some 80 percent of Ethiopians suffering from an easily preventable deficiency of iodine, an essential nutrient that was […]

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Global Energy starts castor farming in Ethiopia

Global Energy announced that its has started a castor farming in Ethiopia for biodiesel plants. Global, in conjunction with its subsidiaries, Global NRG Pacific and Global Energy Ethiopia (“GEE”), is involved in a project to plant, harvest and produce non-edible oil for the biodiesel industry and a myriad of other uses. GEE expects to commence […]

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Global Energy lays groundwork for project in Ethiopia

RedOrbit Global Energy (OTCBB:GEYI), an alternative energy innovator focusing on the processing of organic solid and energy waste into usable products, today announced that the Company has successfully finalized the first stage of its agricultural activities — castor farming in Ethiopia. Global, in conjunction with its subsidiaries, Global NRG Pacific and Global Energy Ethiopia (“GEE”), […]

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Wayna Wondwossen: American Soul with Ethiopian Roots

By Veronica Henry Wayna Wondwossen When did you decide what you wanted to do with your life? For some, maybe 18, for others, perhaps 30 and there are those that are still trying to find their true path. Imagine knowing what you wanted to do at age 6. Washington, DC R&B star Wayna knew just […]

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Dechesa addiction among Ethiopians in the U.K.

By Mulumebet Asfaw Last year I went to the United Kingdom to do a comparative research on welfare benefits, its advantages and its adverse effects. That had given me a chance to closely scrutinize how some Ethiopians in the UK survive on benefits. You may wonder why anyone would want to write about the positive […]

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Mistreatment of Ethiopian Airlines hostesses

የኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድና አስተናጋጆቹ ከአዲስ አበባ ወደ ለንደን በኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ እገዝ ነበር፡፡ ያ ጉዞ ነው ታዲያ ለዚህ ጽሑፍ መነሾ የሆነኝ፡፡ በዚያ ጉዞ ላይ እንደአጋጣሚ ሆኖ ለመጸዳዳት አስቤ ክፍሉ ስለተያዘብኝ እዚያው በሩ አጠገብ ቆም ብዬ ተራ ስጠብቅ የአስተናጋጆቹ ኃላፊ የነበረችው ወይዘሮ (ስማን ባውቀውም ከመጥቀሱ ተቆጥቤአለሁ) አንዳን አስተናጋጅ ዝቅ ባለ ድምጽ በጣም በሚዘገንን አነጋገር ስትቆጣት ሰምቼ […]

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Prominent Ethiopian scientist at MIT receives award

Professor Dereje Agonafer, a prominent Ethiopian scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has received an award for significant contribution in the thermomechanical field last week, March 20, 2008. Professor Dereje Agonafer As the Electronic Packaging industry develops technologies for fabrication of smaller, faster, economical and reliable products; thermal management and design play an […]

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More arrests over Ethiopia’s fake gold

By Elizabeth Blunt BBC News, Addis Ababa Twenty-six people are under arrest over the discovery of 90kg (14 stone) of fake gold in the vaults of Ethiopia’s central bank, a senior official says. The fraud was discovered after some of the supposed gold was sent to South Africa, where it was found to be gold-plated […]

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Ethiopian man found murdered in his Atlanta home

(WSBTV) Investigators spent the night searching for clues after a paralyzed man was found murdered in his home. Police found 51-year-old Tedla Lemma dead inside his home on Kenion Forest Drive in Lilburn, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta (Gwinnett County). Officials said the preliminary investigation indicated that Lemma died from unnatural causes and have ruled […]

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Ethiopian Airlines announces daily flights to Frankfurt

Starting from 30 March, daily flights will connect the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa and Frankfurt in German as a result of codeshare flights between Lufthansa German Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines. The news was announced by the latter air company’s website. “The new code share agreement marks a significant landmark as we are now in the […]

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UNICEF seeks $650 million for Ethiopia

Nairobi – The United Nations Children’s Fund is seeking $650m for sanitation in Ethiopia, where 35 million people are deprived of adequate hygiene, a Unicef statement says. The African Development Bank, the World Bank and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) had pledged more than $50m for the project, but Unicef added that it […]

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Dinknesh ”Lucy” goes to Seattle

World’s Most Famous Fossil ”Lucy” Comes to Seattle West Coast Premiere Lucy’s Legacy: The Hidden Treasures of Ethiopia Opens Oct. 4 Discover Five-Million-Year History of the Cradle of Mankind SEATTLE — Ethiopia is the cradle of mankind, the birthplace of coffee, the purported resting place of the Ark of the Covenant — and home to […]

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$3 million Ethiopian community center in Chicago

Ethiopians who fled war and famine can now lend a hand to new immigrants in Chicago 30 years after upheaval, they are building a $3 million community center to help Africans and others from war-torn nations By Antonio Olivo, The Chicago Tribune Nearly 30 years after one of the worst famines in history drove thousands […]

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Woyanne campaigns against Menilik

Woyanne cadres have started again to incite ethnic animosity in Arsi and other southern Ethiopian towns this week in preparation for the next month fake elections. The inciting messages that are being distributed by the Woyanne cadres include posters that show Atse Menilik’s soldiers cutting Arsi women’s breasts… Read more by zikkir News Service >>

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ወያኔ አጼ ምኒልክ ላይ ዘመቻውን እንደገና በአዲስ መልኩ ጀመረ

በቀጣዩ ሚያዝያ ለሚካሄደው የአከባቢና የማሟያ ምርጫ ፓርቲዎች የምረጡኝ ዘመቻቸውን የጀመሩ ሲሆን ወያኔ በ1887 ዓ.ም አጼ ምኒልክ አደረጉ የሚባለውን መስፋፋት በማስታወስ ‘ነፍጠኞች’ የአርሲ ሴቶች ጡት ሲቆርጡ የሚያሳይ ምስሎችን (ፖስተሮችን) የወያኔ ካድሬዎችን በክልሉ በማሰራጨት ላይ ይገኛሉ፡፡ በተለይ የኦህዴድን 18ኛ አመት የምስረታ በአል አስመልክቶ በአርሲ ልዩ ስፍራው ‹‹አኖሌ ሃርመ ሙራ›› በተደረገው ቅስቀሳ ‹‹በቀጣዩ ምርጫ የምኒልክ ነፍጠኞችን ጭፍጨፋ መቃወማችንን […]

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Woyanne lines up 32,000 candidates for Addis Ababa alone

In preparation for next month’s fake local elections in Ethiopia, Woyanne has lined up 4 million candidates through out the country — 32,000 in Addis Ababa alone (300 per kebele council). Woyanne arbitrarily increased the number of seats in local councils to marginalize opposition parties and guarantee victory for itself. Many of the candidates are […]

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Andinet Party starts collecting signatures tomorrow

The Coalition for Unity and Democracy Party (Kinijit), which was forced by the Woyanne regime to change its name, will start collecting the 1,500 signatures that are required by the Electoral Board of Ethiopia to be registered as a political party. The officials of newly renamed Unity for Democracy and Justice will travel to various […]

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Resolution of the OLF’s 3rd National Council Meeting

STATEMENT FROM THE OROMO LIBERATION FRONT (OLF) The National Council of Oromo Liberation Front has successfully completed its regular meeting that was held from March 16 to 21, 2008. During its meeting the National Council extensively deliberated, among others, on important issues relevant to the Organization, the Oromo people, the Ethiopian Government and the Horn […]

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የእጩዎች ‘የህዝብ አስተዳደር ስልጠና’ ተጠናቀቀ

በሁሉም የአገሪቱ ቀበሌዎች በእያንዳንዳቸው 300 እጩዎች እንዲቀርቡ የሚል መመርያ በማውጣት ተቃዋሚዎችን ከጫወታ ውጭ ካደረገ በኋላ በግዳጅና በማባበያ ለአዲስ አበባ ብቻ 32 ሺህ እጩዎችን ያቀረበው ወያኔ አስቀድሞ ላወቀው የምርጫ ውጤት ለእጩዎቹ ሲሰጥ የሰነበተውን የህዝብ አስተዳደር ስልጠና አጠናቀቀ፡፡ በሁሉም ክፍለ ከተሞች በመሰጠት ላይ የነበረው ስልጠና አንድምታ አሁን ካሉት ተቃዋሚ ፓርቲዎች አንዳቸውም የተባለውን እጩዎች አሃዝ ያህል ማቅረብ ባለመቻላቸው […]

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Teachers are humbled by Ethiopian trip

Teachers are replaced with TVs and hyenas roam near schools, although they are less harmful than the trigger-happy Federal Police. By Lyn Barton, Western Morning News, UK (Poltair School, Cornwall UK) — Two teachers from a Cornish secondary school have spoken of the life-changing experience of visiting a school in Ethiopia. Peter Booth, one of […]

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የአንድነት ፓርቲ ስራ አስፈጻሚዎች የፊርማ ማሰባሰቡን ሂደት ይመራሉ

በተቀዳሚ ምክትል ሊቀመንበር ብርቱካን ሚደቅሳ የሚመራው የአንድነት ለዴሞክራሲና ለፍትህ ፓርቲ የመስራቾች ፊርማ ማሰባሰብ በነገው እለት ይጀመራል፡፡ ወደተለያዩ የአገሪቱ ክልሎች በሚደረገው በዚህ የመስራች አባላት ፊርማ የማሰባሰብ ሂደት ወ/ሪት ብርቱካን፤ አቶ ሙሉነህ፤ መቶ አለቃ አለማሁ የኔነህ (አስተባባሪው)፤አቶ መሃመድ አሊ እና ሌሎች የስራ አስፈጻሚ አባላት ተሳታፊ የሚሆኑ ሲሆን በዛሬው እለት ርቼ አከባቢ ባለው የፓርቲው ጽ/ቤት በተደረገው ማብራርያና የቅድመ […]

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‘Ethiopia needs no political reform’ – Ambassador to Turkey

(Source: Today’s Zaman) The Ethiopian Woyanne ambassador to Turkey says Ethiopia is lucky to have a society rich in diversity and that members of all the country’s different ethnicities consider themselves Ethiopian. Woyanne Ambassador to Turkey Malatu Teshome says every thing is going great in Ethiopia. This picture tells a different story. It is estimated […]

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Global project to unearth Ethiopia’s medieval past

(The University of Winchester) – The University of Winchester is helping to lead an international investigation into one of the most important archaeological sites in Africa. It is hoped the initiative will advance the understanding of Lalibela, a former medieval capital in the mountains of northern Ethiopia. The town lies on the slopes of Mount […]

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President Girma’s fat problem

The Woyanne puppet President Girma Woldegiorgis, who is over 300 lbs, was unable to walk during his recent visit to Germany. His problem is too much excess fat from eating all day and all night. In contrast, these children have nothing to eat at all. The over-weight President Girma Woldegiorgis, a poster boy for Hodam, […]

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PA attorney general charges two Ethiopian sisters of ID fraud

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett announced that agents from the Attorney General’s Insurance Fraud Section have filed criminal charges against two sisters accused of switching identities to secure nearly $30,000 in medical insurance coverage for a surgical procedure performed at a Philadelphia hospital. Corbett identified the defendants as Tirhas Mekonnen, 26, of Wilmington, […]

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Video: Meles Zenawi’s Somalia ‘picnic’

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Andinet Party decides on its next move

Unity for Democracy and Justice Party (Andinet) held two meetings today to decide on its next move after the Woyanne-controlled Electoral Board of Ethiopia on Friday refused to issue the necessary letter allowing the party to start collecting 1,500 signatures that are required for registration. Read more by zikkir News Serivce

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Whistle-blower on Ethiopia child sex abuse free – CNN.com

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A British teacher who was convicted of defamation after a report she made exposed sexual abuse at a children’s charity in Ethiopia will not serve time in jail, a court ruled Friday. Jill and Gary Campbell address reporters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Friday. Jill Campbell and her husband, Gary, […]

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ተቃዋሚ ፓርቲዎች ስለቀጣዩ ወር ምርጫ እየተወያዩ ነው

በቀጣዩ ወር በመላው አገሪቱ የሚካሄደውን የአከባቢና የማሟያ ምርጫ ከፍተኛ የመብት ጥሰትና ወከባ በመፍጠር የወያኔ ካድሬዎች በነጻ ምርጫ ስም በህዝቡ ላይ ተጨማሪ የጭቆና ዘመን ከመፍጠር ባለፈ ተቃዋሚዎች አንዳችም ወንበር የማያገኙበት በመሆኑ ከምርጫው ለመውጣት ጥምረታዊ ውይይት በማካሄድ ላይ መሆናቸውን ማንነታቸው እንዲገለጽ ያልፈለጉ ታማኝ ምንጮቻችን ገለጹ፡፡ በኢትዮጵያ የምርጫ ታሪክ ታይቶ በማይታወቅ ሁኔታ ከፍተኛ አሃዝ ያለው የእጩዎች ስብስብ በግዳጅና […]

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አንድነት ፓርቲ ሁለት ከፍተኛ ስብሰባዎችን አካሄደ

በተቀዳሚ ፕሬዝዳንት ወ/ሪት ብርቱካን የሚመራው የአንድነት ለዴሞክራሲና ለፍትህ ፓርቲ በዛሬው እለት ጠዋትና ከሰአት በኋላ ሁለት የተለያዩ ውጤታማ ስብሰባዎችን አካሄደ፡፡ የመጀመርያውና እስከ እኩለ ቀን የቆየው ስብሰባ በወ/ሪት ብርቱካን ሚደቅሳና በዶ/ር ኃይሉ አርአያ የተመራ ሲሆን የቀድሞ የቅንጅት ታዋቂና ብቃት ያላቸው አባላትን ያሰባሰበ ነበር፡፡ በዚህ 42 የአስተባባሪነት ብቃት ያላቸውን የቀድሞ አባላት ባሰባሰበ የውይይት መድረክ ላይ በርካታ ሃሳቦች ተነስተው […]

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Ethiopian girl survives Woyanne massacre (LA Times)

By EDMUND SANDERS Los Angeles Times NAIROBI, Kenya | The teenager awoke under a pile of corpses to a pricking sensation on her face. Ants were biting her eyelids and the inside of her mouth. The pain, however, brought relief to the 17-year-old. “I thought, I’m alive,’ ” Ridwan Hassan Sahid remembers. She felt blood […]

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Amb. Samuel more dummy than previously believed

Listen to how the Woyanne ambassador in Washington DC, Samuel Assefa, steps all over himself trying to defend the indefensible crimes of his bosses. Click here to listen >> Samuel was on National Public Radio’s Kojo Nnamdi program that was aired Thursday, March 20.

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One family, two filmmakers’ journey to Ethiopia

By Sarah Hinckley, Times Argus MIDDLEBURY, VERMONT — A Middlebury family’s trip to the other side of the world to bring a daughter home is the subject of one of the films featured at the Green Mountain Film Festival’s Vermont Filmmakers Showcase on March 29. Dave Raizman and Jim Ritvo, the local filmmakers behind “One […]

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Addis Dimts Radio special event, April 6

Addis Dimts Radio special event, April 6, 2008

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Operation Smile performs free surgery on Ethiopian teenager

By Kathryn Barrett, WVEC NORFOLK, VIRGINIA — A 15-year-old from Ethiopia finally received a life-altering surgery Tuesday. Hundreds of Hampton Roads children participated in last weekend’s Final Mile at the Shamrock Sportsfest. Many of them raised money for Operation Smile, and one teenager running with them personified the reason for the mile. Tuesday, Edelawit sat […]

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First Ethiopian web-based global events manager

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: [email protected] Ketero.com announced the release of a web event management tool Palo Alto, CA – Ketero.com just released a web tool to add and access worldwide event calendar of Ethiopian themed events. The website was launched in February 2008 to help various, artistic, business, community, school, sport, political and religious groups […]

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U.N. says traders not responsible for price rises

By Elizabeth Blunt BBC News Addis Ababa — A UN report says that contrary to popular perceptions inside Ethiopia, greedy traders and speculators are not to blame for recent price rises. The food assessment report comes just a few days after a special parliamentary session devoted to the economy, and in particular to rocketing food […]

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Fake gold suspects denied bail in Ethiopia

(Reuters) – Ethiopia’s federal court denied bail on Friday for 27 suspects in a $17 million fake gold scandal at the country’s central bank. The National Bank of Ethiopia was ordered to check all its gold deposits last week after a consignment of bars shipped to South Africa was found to include gold-plated steel. “The […]

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Ethiopian Muslims celebrate Maulid

(API) Addis Ababa — Ethiopian Muslims, who constitute around 40 % of the estimated 80 million population, are celebrating their Maulid with various activities, as part of Ethiopia’s Millennium celebrations held last September. Some Muslims told APA that this year’s Maulid is being celebrated in a colourful mood, which is being observed as part of […]

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Ethiopians making calls for Obama

PRESS RELEASE Ethiopians for Obama Volunteers affiliated with Ethiopians for Obama have amassed a vast database of Ethiopian residents in the great state of Pennsylvania. Ethiopians for Obama will start phone-banking, where volunteers from multiple states will call Ethiopian voters in Pennsylvania to ensure that the Ethiopian community registers to vote in the Democratic Primary […]

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14 million Ethiopians are exposed to contaminated water

(The Daily Monitor) – More than 14 million Ethiopians may be potentially at risk of fluorosis, the Ministry of Water Resources announced at a workshop on Fluorosis Mitigation Learning Exchange held from from 4- 5 March 2008 in Addis Ababa. A recent assessment of Fluoride, Fluorosis and Defluoridation issues reported that, out of those at […]

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Lifting of grain tax may ease food burden for urban poor (IRIN)

Source: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – Integrated Regional Information Networks ADDIS ABABA (IRIN) – The Ethiopian government’s decision to remove some taxes on grains is unlikely to have an immediate impact on rising food prices in rural areas, where most of the consumers are actually producers, an economist said. It […]

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Somali insurgents overrun government bases

(AP) – MOGADISHU, Somalia: Insurgents briefly overran two government bases Thursday after hours of fighting killed at least seven people, including a 7-year-old boy, witnesses said. The insurgent attack was the latest brazen move by fighters linked to an Islamic extremist group that was driven out in December 2006 by Somalia’s Western-backed government and its […]

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United Nations Population Fund organized a canvas painting event at Meskel Square

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) organized a canvas painting event at Meskel Square on 7 & 8 March 2008 under the theme “Stop Early Marriage.” The painting of a 100 meter canvas, which is the largest piece of painting ever painted in Ethiopia, was undertaken on the two consecutive days by 30 of Ethiopia’s prominent […]

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The black Graziani in Mogadishu on the run

The top general of Woyanne’s occupation army in Somalia, Tagay Gabre (also known as “the Black Graziani“), might have been cowering under his desk tonight as Somali freedom fighters chased out his mercenary troops out of their Mogadishu military camp.

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Woyanne and Eritrean forces engaged on a border clash

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle, Sudan Tribune (ZALAMBESA) — Ethiopian Woyanne and Eritrean forces on Monday fought for about one hour on north Ethiopian Tigray region’s Zalambesa front on a specific place called Anbeset Geleba, military official said. The clash comes after Eritrean forces approach Ethiopian border to return back two farmers who earlier to the clash […]

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Somali militants happy to be on U.S. list of terrorist groups

By Mohamed Olad Hassan, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MOGADISHU, Somalia – Islamic militants in Somalia welcomed being added to the U.S. list of foreign terrorist organizations, saying Wednesday they only wished the designation had come sooner. The State Department announced Tuesday that it added the military wing of the Council of Islamic Court to its list […]

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Somali insurgents take over Woyanne military camp (AFP)

MOGADISHU (AFP) — At least eight people, including two civilians, were killed in heavy fighting between soldiers and insurgents Wednesday in northern Mogadishu, witnesses told AFP. “I witnessed the death of three Ethiopian Woyanne troops. They were killed by bullets after being ambushed,” local resident Ali Dhaqane said of the clashes in the Suqaholaha neighbourhood. […]

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The spider

Many of you may have seen the spider that has started crawling here. Some readers say it is creeping them out. Can any one guess why it is here?

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The black and white of civil disobedience and armed struggle

Are We in the Gray Area? By Afura Burtukana Despotic governments all over the world almost always face resistance. The forms of resistance range from civil disobedience to armed struggle. Philosophers and activists have argued for and against both kind of resistance. Their bases for the argument are the severity of casualties, the length of […]

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Freedom and personal responsibility

By Yilma bekele Human knowledge is an accumulation of experiences building on what works and discarding the mishaps. Thus we look back and see what others did when faced with the predicament as we are today. There is no lack of reference. Everything being done in the name of the people for the people have […]

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ETN airs special program for singer Tamrat Mola

The famous Ethiopian singer Tamrat Mola is gravely ill. Ethiopian Television Network will air a live fundraising event to assist Artist Tamrat Mola’s needs for further treatment abroad. Tamirat needs your help to get the right medical service as soon as possible. Thursday March 20, 2008 @ 8 P.M EST. His friends and renowned Ethiopian […]

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Woyanne ambassador in China bad-mouths Haile

Marathon medallist’s claim about Beijing Olympics purely personal (Xinhua) – The Ethiopian ambassador to China said on Wednesday the world marathon record holder Haile Gebrselassie’s statement about not to compete in the Beijing Olympic marathon is a personal decision made without consulting the country’s Olympic committee. The Ethiopian runner told Reuters and a few other […]

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3 Woyanne soldiers killed in Mogadishu (Reuters)

By Omar Faruk By Aweys Yusuf and Abdi Sheikh MOGADISHU, (Reuters) – Battles erupted in Somalia’s capital on Wednesday between Islamist rebels and Ethiopian Woyanne troops backing the government a day after the United Nations said it was still too dangerous to send peacekeepers there. Witnesses in northern Mogadishu said three Ethiopian Woyanne soldiers and […]

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Election board postpones decision on Andinet Party

The Woyanne-controlled Electoral Board of Ethiopia has once again postponed its decision on the legal status of the Unity for Democracy and Justice Party (Andinet). The Board officials told Andinet Party officials to come back on Friday. This is the fourth time for the election board to postpone its decision giving flimsy reasons. Andinet Party’s […]

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California: Teen charged as adult for slaying Biniam Yifru

By Henry K. Lee, San Francisco Chronicle UNION CITY — A teenage boy accused of fatally shooting a recent Union City high school graduate at a party last summer is now facing charges as an adult, records show. Roberto Moreno, 18, is being held in connection with the June 22 slaying of Biniam Yifru, 17, […]

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Research on the eating habits between men and women

By Ivy Revereza When it comes to what we eat, men and women really are different according to scientific research presented today at the 2008 International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases in Atlanta. In general, men are more likely to report eating meat and poultry items and women are more likely to report eating fruits […]

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Meles Zenawi’s anti-inflation measure: More arrest

Woyanne’s solution for every thing is the barrel of the gun. ——————— By Peter Heinlein, VOA Listen (MP3) audio clip Ethiopia’s Prime Minister dictator Meles Zenawi has introduced tough measures to stabilize soaring prices, including a crackdown on what he called “economic criminals,” but he says the African nation’s economy is essentially sound. From Addis […]

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Six soldiers arrive in Asmara abandoning Woyanne

(Shabait.com) Asmara – Six defecting soldiers who arrived in Eritrea recently disclosed that members of the Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF) regime’s army are abandoning the regime in opposition of its massive round-up of members of the army and its racist policy. They stated that the dire situation in Ethiopia is escalating from bad to […]

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U.S. adds Somali militants to terror list

Is there any group that is more terrorist than Woyanne? The fact that the State Department ignores Woyanne’s crimes against humanity, including forced starvation, mass murder of civilians, rape, torture, etc. (all reported by Red Cross and other international organizations), and instead goes after a small Somali militant group shows how misguided and destructive its […]

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Personalizing state power in Ethiopia

By Hadaro Arele Throughout the 1990s, the international donor community supported Ethiopia as a country that embarked on a democratic path almost after 2 decades of socialist military rule. The country’s achievement, so it was said, was both economic and political. Economically the ‘new government’ has taken some steps towards liberal and market oriented system. […]

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Is peaceful struggle against Hitler or Idi Amin possible?

By Seman Fereja Four articles — Andargatchew, Daniel, Girma and Bertukan. Andargatchew advocates for a violent form of struggle while Bertukan stands diametrically opposed to the thesis. Daniel supports a form of struggle similar to that of ANC; but he is doubtful whether Andargatchew’s definition of violence matches his understanding of ANC’s form of struggle. […]

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Time to break glass

Statement from Tegbar Tegbar has noticed the recent talk of armed struggle and whether or not Kinijt should seek such alternative. It is a question posed on Ethiopian Review, with various interesting responses including one that appears on ethiomedia. So, should armed struggle be an option, or should it leave the table? … Continue reading […]

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Ethiopian maid allegedly attacked boy with a hammer

Gulf Daily News – A BAHRAINI teenager, who was allegedly attacked with a hammer by an Ethiopian housemaid, is recovering at the Salmaniya Medical Complex, it was revealed yesterday. The 14-year-old from Riffa sustained a fracture on his skull, hospital sources told the GDN. The maid, who allegedly attacked him on Saturday, was suffering from […]

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