Monthly Archives: April 2008

Ethiopia’s Lucy defines Arizona professor’s life

By Anne Ryman, The Arizona Republic TEMPE, Ariz. — The man who found Lucy, the world’s most famous fossil, is never far from her. Just steps from Donald Johanson’s office at Arizona State University is a tiny skeleton made of plastic casts of the 3.2 million-year-old fossil. They’re wired together and propped inside a glass […]

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World Bank rewards Woyanne for its atrocities

The only difference between the World Bank and Al Qaeda is that Al Qaeda carries out its own terrorist actions, whereas World Bank commits its evil deeds through blood thirsty gangs such as Woyanne whose soldiers just today have gunned down 13 unarmed civilians in Somalia. The following press release, which is full of lies, […]

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Ethiopians sweep the 10,000-meter race

(Associated Press) — ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopia swept the men’s 10,000-meter race Wednesday on the opening day of the African Athletics Championships. Gebregziabher Gebremariam won in 28 minutes, 17 seconds after pulling away from the pack halfway through the race. Junior champion Ibrahim Jeylan finished second, and national champion Eshetu Wondimu was third. The […]

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Woyanne troops gun down 13 Somali civilians (AP)

(THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) MOGADISHU — Ethiopian Woyanne troops allied to Somalia’s shaky government opened fire on civilians in a street in southwestern Somalia, killing 13 on Wednesday after an explosion there killed two soldiers, witnesses said. Witness Mohamud Ahmed Nur said an explosion apparently caused by a remote-controlled land mine killed the two Ethiopian Woyanne […]

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Days of celebration and march for a new Ethiopia

A suggested schedule with a daily emphasis for the Ethiopian Days of Focus on the future of all of us Ethiopians coming up on May 15 –18, 2008: Summary: These are the days we celebrate peace and renew our commitment to the resolution of all conflict by peaceful means. We commit or renew our commitment […]

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Kenenisa Bekele quits African Championships

(Eurosport) –According to sources, the Ethiopian has not yet fully recovered after competing in the World Cross Country Championships. Abraham Jeylan, Eshetu Wondimu and Gebregziabher Gebremariam will represent Ethiopia in the discipline on the opening day of the event. Bekele has also pulled out of the 5,000 metres, meaning that he will not be competing […]

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Running – an Ethiopian obsession (BBC)

By Alex Capstick BBC News, Addis Ababa Ethiopia is staging its first major international athletics event – the African Athletics Championships – giving sports fans a rare chance to see close up the athletes carrying the country’s hopes for glory at the Beijing Olympics. The BBC’s Alex Capstick went to Addis Ababa to investigate why […]

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Woyanne’s U.S. lawyers to do pro bono work in Ethiopia

DLA Piper law firm represents the fascist Woyanne regime’s interest in the U.S. for $50,000 per month. —————————- By Ben Moshinsky (thelawyer.com) — DLA Piper is teaming up with Northwestern University School of Law and Accenture to donate much needed resources to the Addis Ababa Law School in Ethiopia. DLA Piper and Accenture lawyers will […]

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Video: Woyanne atrocities in Somalia, other news

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Judge tells Teddy Afro to return to court after 30 days

Popular singer Teddy Afro had appeared in court today and was told to come back after 30 days. He was then taken back to his dark prison cell in Kality. Hundreds of the notorious Federal Police troopers had surrounded the courthouse as Teddy appeared before the judge. Journalists who went to the court, including ER’s […]

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Somalia is doing better in Internet usage than Ethiopia

According to Internet World Stats, Ethiopia with a population of 80 million has only 164,000 Internet users (0.2% of the population), compared to 750,000 in Uganda, 2,770,300 in Kenya, and 3,500,000 in Sudan. The chigaram Woyanne regime is purposely limiting the usage of the Internet by outlawing private ownership of Internet Services in order to […]

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AAF president arrives in Addis Ababa to attend CAA Championships

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia April 28, 2008 (ENA) – The President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Lamine Diack on Saturday evening arrived in Addis Ababa to attend the opening ceremony of the 16th CAA African Athletics Championships in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Diack (SEN), who is the honorary president of the CAA, will also […]

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Vatican appoints new envoy to Ethiopia

VATICAN CITY (Zenit.org) — Benedict XVI appointed the prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples to represent him in Ethiopia at ceremonies commemorating the new Christian millennium and the national Eucharistic congress. A Latin-language letter to Cardinal Ivan Dias, dated March 27, was made public Saturday. In the message, the Pope names the […]

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54 Nigerian athletes fly to Addis Ababa

(PM News) — Fifty four athletes and 10 officials will fly the colours of Nigeria at the African Athletics Championship in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The African meet holds from tomorrow, Wednesday 30 April to 4 May, 2008. Some of the athletes and officials left for Addis Abba, venue of the competition yesterday. They will be […]

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Ethiopians in DC held rally demanding freedom for Teddy Afro

Several Ethiopians had gathered in front of the Woyanne-occupied Ethiopian embassy in Washington DC on Monday to demand freedom for Teddy Afro, a popular singer who appears to have been thrown in jail on trumped up charges. The protesters chanted “Free Teddy!” as heavy rain poured down on them. Teddy Afro is currently being held […]

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A bridge over Red Sea is being planned

(AFP) — Moses once parted the Red Sea and now Osama bin Laden’s half-brother is planning to build a bridge over it.The proposed bridge would link Yemen to Djibouti, creating a man-made link between the Middle East and Africa. Costing 14 billion euros ($23.5 billion), stretching around 28.5 kilometres and encompassing a six-lane motorway and […]

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ICU controls 90% of South Somalia, its leader says

(Press TV) — The Islamic Courts Union (ICU) has captured ninety percent of south Somalia, a leader of the body, Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed says. In an interview with Aljazeera TV on Monday, he said that the union has taken 90% of south Somalia under its control to date. The comments are made as the […]

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Teddy Afro is held in isolation, in dark room

Ethiopia’s popular singer Teddy Afro is held in isolation inside a dark room at Kaliti prison. Also, unlike other prisoners, he is not allowed to go outside of his cell for fresh air, according to close family members who have visited him over the weekend. Several friends of Teddy were prevented from visiting him for […]

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Namibia supreme court rules in favor of an Ethiopian immigrant

Government of the Republic of Namibia v Getachew (SA 21/2006) [2008] NASC 4; (15 April 2008): The appeal followed a High Court case in which an immigration officer committed perjury during his testimony in court resulted in N$65 000 being awarded to an Ethiopian resident of Namibia for the three months that he had spent […]

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Kenyans set to conquer Africa in Ethiopia

By Mutwiri Mutuota, The Standard –The national team to the 16th Africa Championships in Athletics left for Addis Ababa with a promise to get the job done at the home of their fiercest rivals. “So far, we have trained well and have no injuries to report. Everyone is ready to go to war and we […]

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Ethiopian couple wins George Washington Parkway 10-mile

By Steve Nearman, The Washington Times – Ethiopians Worku Beyi and Bizunesh Deba were married three years ago. They train together in the Bronx borough of New York City, where they live with other competitive Ethiopian runners. The couple frequently races together, too, for the Westchester Track Club. Yesterday over 10 misting miles between Mount […]

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Kinijit-U.K. to hold its general assembly on May 11

Kinijit-U.K. will hold its general assembly on May 11. See the flier below for details.

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Top US diplomat for Africa calls for UN sanctions on Zimbabawe

This same shameless diplomat did not utter a word of condemnation when her friend Meles Zenawi unleashd his death squads on unarmed civilians following the May 2005 elections. ——————- (BBC) – The top US diplomat for Africa, Jendayi Frazer, has said the UN Security Council should consider sanctions on Zimbabwe over the post-election crisis. She […]

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Elections, Qatar, commodity exchange and Teddy Afro

By Yilma Bekele All these far flung concept, country, system and a celebrity have one thing in common. The current Ethiopian regime is the unifying factor here. It is a well-planned and calculated move by the princess of darkness from Arat Kilo. They are a ploy to put too much up on the screen, too […]

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Sudanese army burns Ethiopian villages

Ethio-Sudan Border Committee reports that last week the Sudanese army entered Ethiopian territory and has burned at least 24 farming communities. The Sudanese have also rounded up and taken away several Ethiopians from the villages. The Woyanne army in the area took the side of the Sudanese and has accused the villagers of attacking Sudanese […]

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የሱዳን ጦር መንደር አቃጠለ፣ ኢትዮጵያውያን ታሥረው ወደ ሱዳን ተወሰዱ

ከኢትዮጵያና ሱዳን ድንበር ጉዳይ ኮሚቴ የተሰጠ መግለጫ [pdf] ሚያዚያ 18 ቀን 2000 ዓ. ም. (April 26, 2008) ሀ) ሰኞ ሚያዚያ 13 ቀን 2000 ዓ. ም. ከጥዋቱ አራት ሰዓት (April 21. 2008 @ 10:00 A.M.) ላይ ከፍተኛ ቁጥር ያለው የሱዳን ጦር ሠራዊት ቋራ ወረዳ ነፍስ ገበያ የተባለውን ከፍተኛ የርሻ አካባቢ በድንገተኛ በመውረርና የአካባቢውን ሕዝብ በማሸበር፣ 1ኛ […]

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Bush’s ‘anti-terror’ ally beheads Somali civilians

By Chris Floyd (The Baltimore Chronicle) — Earlier this week, we noted reports that Ethiopian Woyanne invaders in Somalia had killed several clerics and other unarmed people in a mosque north of Mogadishu during the recent bloody reprisals against civilian areas launched by the Bush-backed invaders and their Somali allies. At the time, sketchy reports […]

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Video: Teddy Afro – ‘alamin ale libe’

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Free Teddy Afro rally in DC, Monday, April 28

Free Teday Afro Protest rally at the Woyanne occupied Ethiopian embassy in Washington DC 3506 International Drive NW, Washington DC Click to enlarge the poster

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Amnesty urges investigation of Mogadishu mosque executions

NAIROBI (AFP) — Amnesty International on Friday called on [the Woyanne regime in] Ethiopia to investigate allegations that its troops killed at least 21 people, including 11 unarmed civilians, in a mosque in the Somali capital. The rights group cited several sources which said Ethiopian Woyanne troops carried out the killings on April 19. The […]

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Government’s PR machine hides many brutal truths

COMMENTARY By DULA ABDU, Houston Chronicle The Houston International Festival and the Lucy exhibition at the Museum of Natural Science highlight the positive aspects of the African nation of Ethiopia. Knowingly or not, however, both iFest and the museum have been complicit with the government of Ethiopia in shunning a large segment of the Ethiopian […]

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Mugabe adopts Zenawi’s tactics: Opposition HQ surrounded

Why do the people of Africa tolerate these parasite dictators that keep the continent poor, miserable and backward? ———————- Zimbabwe Rounds Up Opposition Members By CELIA W. DUGGER, The New York Times JOHANNESBURG — Truckloads of heavily armed police officers rounded up scores, if not hundreds, of people at the headquarters of Zimbabwe’s opposition party […]

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Ethiopian local elections signal hegemonic state

By Melaku Tegegne Many Ethiopian politicians are describing the present national drive by the regime as signaling the beginning of the “Developmental State” in Ethiopia as prescribed by the Prime Minister a year ago. The politicians have expressed their fear that the era of dictatorship in Ethiopia will be elongated rather than culminated. Their fear […]

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Video: Woyanne fake development report exposed

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Interview with Birtukan Mideksa – today

Former CUD now UDJ Vice Chairperson Wzt Birtukan Mideksa, and executive committee member Ato Temesgen Zewde will be Ethiopian Current Affairs Discussion Forum’s (ECADF) guests on Sunday, April 27, 2008, Time 2:00PM EST, or 20:00 CET. The interview will also be aired live via Ethiopian Review Radio Network (click here to listen).

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Eritrea denies Djibouti incursion charge

NAIROBI (AFP) — Eritrea on Friday denied accusations that its troops had crossed the border into neighbouring Djibouti and begun building defences. “We are baffled by the accusations from Djibouti,” an official close to Eritrean president told AFP. “We have no claims on Djibouti territory. The border is clear and does not have any ambiguity […]

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ONLF condemn the arrest of two of its top leaders

(AFP) – Ethiopia’s Ogaden rebels on Thursday condemned the arrest of two of their top leaders by the authorities of Somalia’s northern breakaway Puntland region. The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) said its leaders were arrested on Tuesday. “The two ONLF political prisoners were removed by force from their hotel in Garowe in central Somalia […]

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President Girma back on his feet

He also gets protection from the Agazi death squad.

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Ethiopians in Dallas confront Meles Zenawi’s agents

Meles Zenawi’s surrogates were in Dallas today to address a hand picked audience from the Ethiopian Diaspora. The local Woyane/EPDRF operatives have been preparing for this meeting in “secret” for some time now. Tipped by insiders and similar event participants in Houston, a coalition of all opposition supporters in Dallas faced the Woyane cadres and […]

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Response to May 15 rally

By Obang Metho The response to the call for an Ethiopian rally for Freedom and Justice on May 15-18, 2008 has been overwhelming! I have heard from Ethiopians in thirteen countries and in over thirty cities within these countries, all voicing their desire to participate. Just to name a few we heard from Tel Aviv […]

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Why is the TPLF regime picking on Qatar?

By Yilma Bekele This expression normally refers to clumsy or reckless people who should not be allowed near expensive and delicate items or to insensitive individuals. That saying came to mind when I read the big headline “Ethiopia severs ties with Qatar’. I know that Qatar is located by the Arabian/Persian Gulf, and that it […]

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Berhanu, Andargachew and others resign from Kinijit

Four prominent leaders of Kinijit have issued a joint statement today announcing their resignation from the Coalition for Unity and Democracy Party (Kinijit). Read their joint press release here >> Press release [pdf, Amharic] This is a necessary and important step by Dr Berhanu Nega, Ato Andargachew Tsige and colleagues. Now they can focus on […]

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Berhanu Nega in Vancouver, May 10

On May 10, 2008, Dr Berhanu Nega will be in Vancouver, Canada, for a town hall meeting. The meeting is organized by former students of Dr Berhanu who are now students of University of British Colombia (UBC).

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Project “Yechalal” Indiana

ethiopiansforbarackobama.com The phone-banking effort we completed in Pennsylvania last month made a difference in Pennsylvania. Although our numbers in Pennsylvania was not significant enough to deliver a victory to Senator Obama, our collective efforts to collect a database of Ethiopian-American phone numbers did not go unnoticed. We were able to reach a multitude of Ethiopian-American […]

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Woyanne kidnaps 40 children after mosque attack (BBC)

(BBC) – Amnesty International has accused Ethiopian Woyanne troops of capturing 40 Somali children during a raid on a mosque last week, and called for their release. The rights group condemned the killing of more than 20 people, including some religious scholars, during the raid. It quoted witnesses as saying that many of the dead […]

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Egyptian police arrest 14 Ethiopian migrants

(ASSOCIATED PRESS) – Egyptian police have arrested 109 African migrants hoping to cross illegally into Israel from Egypt, an Egyptian security official said Wednesday. 95 migrants from Eritrea and 14 from Ethiopia were caught Wednesday in the city of Aswan, 685 kilometers (425 miles) south of Cairo, after crossing the border from Sudan on foot, […]

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Woyanne troops slit throats in Somali mosque (Reuters)

By Andrew Cawthorne NAIROBI (Reuters) – Amnesty International accused Ethiopian Woyanne soldiers on Wednesday of killing 21 people, including an imam and several Islamic scholars, at a Mogadishu mosque and said seven of the victims had their throats slit. The rights group said the soldiers had also captured dozens of children during the raid on […]

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Ethiopians in Qatar worried over diplomatic row

By K T Chacko (Gulf Times) — Members of the Ethiopian community in Qatar yesterday said they hoped that political relations between Doha and Addis Ababa Woyanne would improve and ties return to normal as early as possible. “We are here to earn our livelihood and were shocked to hear the announcement of Ethiopia Woyanne […]

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Protests in Addis Ababa over Teddy Afro’s arrest

By Elizabeth Blunt (BBC) Addis Ababa — Ethiopia’s most popular pop singer, Teddy Afro, has pleaded not guilty to causing the death of a young man in a hit and run incident 18 months ago. Thousands of young people mounted an impromptu protest after the High Court hearing, running through the streets, shouting, “Teddy is […]

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Woyanne assassinates prominent Somali religious leader

By Alisha Ryu (VOA) – Residents in the Somali capital Mogadishu are expressing outrage and anger against Ethiopian Woyanne troops in the capital, whom they say massacred at least 10 people, including a senior religious leader, inside a mosque on Sunday. Human rights groups say they fear the incident could dramatically strengthen the 15-month-old anti-Ethiopian […]

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A child dies on a Lufthansa flight from Addis Ababa to NY

(AFP) – A transatlantic flight from Germany to the United States was diverted to Ireland after a two-year-old girl died on board, police said late on Tuesday. The Lufthansa flight was en route from Frankfurt to JFK airport in New York when it declared a medical emergency and landed at Shannon Airport in the southwest […]

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UNHCR to resume repatriation of Sudanese from Ethiopia’s Bonga camp

UN News Service The UN refugee agency and its partners expect to resume the repatriation of Sudanese refugees from Ethiopia on 15 December with a first group of 613 leaving Bonga camp in western Ethiopia for their homeland. Organized repatriation of Sudanese refugees from Ethiopia started in March 2006 and more than 21,000 have been […]

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Video: A week in the life of a loser

Who does this guy remind you of?

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Yemeni community in Ethiopia: A history of integration

By Mahmoud Assamiee (Yemeni Times) — Yemeni-Ethiopian relations date back to ancient times. References such as wall inscriptions confirm that the kingdom of Saba extended throughout Yemen to Ethiopia, known at that time as the kingdom of Axum, which later ruled Ethiopia (also called Abyssinia) and the southern Arabian Peninsula. The Axumite kingdom’s rule continued […]

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Ethiopian refugees chased out of a South Africa town

The night mob violence tore lives apart (The Sunday Independent) – Thomas Chamiso, 32, an Ethiopian refugee, ran the Thembikosi Trading Store in Zwelethemba township, Worcester, South Africa. A month ago, he was one of 50 foreigners who were chased out of town by local residents. Chamiso and his four cousins fled Zwelethemba with only […]

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Woyanne cuts diplomatic ties with Qatar

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Ethiopian rebels denied on Tuesday government allegations that Qatar was supporting them, after Addis Ababa Woyanne cut diplomatic ties with the Gulf State and accused it of backing terrorism and destabilising the region. Ethiopia Woyanne, a U.S. ally and the biggest military power in the Horn of Africa, said on Monday it […]

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Ethiopian, Kenyan are victorious in Boston Marathon

By JIMMY GOLEN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON — Dire Tune outkicked Alevtina Biktimirova after a back-and-forth last mile to win by 2 seconds in the closest finish in the history of the women’s race. Robert Cheruiyot, of Kenya, and Tune, of Ethiopia, each earned $150,000, the biggest in marathon history. Robert Cheruiyot is well-versed in […]

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Former World Bank employee sentenced for taking kickbacks

U.S. Department of Justice Press Release WASHINGTON – On April 22, 2008, former World Bank employee, Ramendra Basu, a national of India and a permanent legal resident alien of the United States, was sentenced to 15 months in prison for conspiring to steer World Bank contracts to consultants in exchange for kickbacks and assisting a […]

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Bodies lie in Mogadishu streets

(SA) Mogadishu – Nine more bodies have been found in Somalia’s war-riven capital after a weekend of clashes. Eight decomposing corpses lay near Al-Hidaya Mosque in northern Mogadishu and another was spotted near a stadium in the south of the capital, bringing the toll from the two days of fighting to 56. Local resident Asad […]

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Video: Hailu Shawel supporters in Toronto protest

About ten supporters of the disgraced former opposition leader Hailu Shawel held a protest rally outside a hall where Dr Berhanu Nega was meeting with Ethiopians in Toronto, Canada. A bunch of dumb asses. Why don’t they protest against Woyanne thugs?

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Lest we forget how shameless banda Woyannes are

“We fought for Eritrean independence from the colonial rule of Ethiopia. Even now, if Eritrea is attacked, EPRDF would jump into Eritrea, join the Eritrean people and engage the enemy.” – TPLF boss Sebhat Nega on Radio Woyane (May 28, 2007)

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Ethiopian-Americans campaign for Obama in Philadelphia

By Teddy Fikre (ethiopiansforbarackobama.com) — Ethiopians for Barack Obama concluded our trip to Philadelphia to support the Barack Obama campaign. Eight of our fellow Ethiopian-Americans took it upon ourselves to be a part of the change and drove from Washington, DC to Philadelphia. While in Philadelphia, we made phone calls to residents of the great […]

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The root cause of the food crises in Ethiopia

By Mammo Muchie Network of Ethiopian Scholars (NES) In Ethiopia food aid/dependency continues to persist for over three decades now since the 1974 famine! Food security and independence continue to recede. Schemes like the food security strategy by the regime in power (1996) has not made any difference to change the food dependency situation of […]

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81 killed in Mogadishu violence

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Clashes between insurgents and allied Ethiopian Woyanne troops have killed 81 people in Mogadishu since Saturday, a prominent local human rights group said on Sunday. “Eighty-one people were killed and 119 more were wounded in the violence in Mogadishu since Saturday,” the chairman of the Elman Peace and Human Rights Organisation, Sudan […]

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4 dead Woyannes dragged through Mogadishu streets (AP)

These coward Woyanne mercenaries abandon their comrades and run. They are brave only when it comes to shooting down unarmed Ethiopian civilians. More from AP >> By Mohamed Sheikh Nor (ASSOCIATED PRESS), MOGADISHU, Somalia – Islamic insurgents clashed with Ethiopian Woyanne troops in Somalia’s capital Saturday in battles that killed 12 people and wounded 10 […]

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More good news: Mogadishu blasts kill 12 Woyannes

(Press TV) — Heavy explosions strike Ethiopian Woyanne soldiers in southern Mogadishu, leaving at least a dozen people killed and some 24 others injured. The blasts targeted Ethiopian Woyanne military convoys as they were heading for Radar district of Deynile in the south of the Somali capital, Press TV correspondent reported. Eye witnesses said the […]

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Ethiopian iFest performers go AWOL on opening day in Houston

By LESLIE CASIMIR, Houston Chronicle — This year’s theme for Houston International Festival is “Out of Africa: The Three Journeys” and apparently a couple of the Ethiopian performers headed here this week decided to do just that: They went missing and may be seeking asylum or have gone under the radar, organizers and government officials […]

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Meles is arrested in New York

This may be a satire, but it is also a wish of every Ethiopian. The day will come when the butcher of East Africa Meles Zenawi will be dragged to justice like this.

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Elections and designated losers

The Epidemic of Election Stealing in Africa By Fekade Shewakena There is an epidemic of election rigging and stealing in Africa but the most virulent form of the disease appears to be sitting in Ethiopia. The current sick regional and local “elections” being held in Ethiopia is only a case in the pattern. The concept […]

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Malawi authorities frustrated by illegal Ethiopian immigrants

Gud naw. Tewaredin eko. Even the stupid little poor Malawi doesn’t want us. ———————- By Shalom Mkandawire Nayasa Times — Malawi’s Department of Immigration says some Malawians are frustrating its efforts to contain the influx of illegal immigrants into the country. Assistant Chief Immigration Officer, Selwin Simfukwe, who is also Regional Immigration Officer for the […]

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The butcher of East Africa is in New York

Meles Zenawi, the butcher of East Africa, is currently in New York to attend a United Nations meeting.

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Ethiopia inflation accelerates to 29.6% in march

By Jason McLure (Bloomberg) — Ethiopia’s annual inflation rate increased to 29.6 percent in March, the highest in over a decade, as rising food costs continued to push up consumer prices. Inflation expanded from 22.9 percent in February, the Addis Ababa-based Central Statistical Agency said in a report today. Food prices climbed 39.4 percent on […]

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Interview: Zenaneh Mekonnen on Addis Dimts

Listen to Addis Dimts Radio’s host Abebe Belew interview with renowned Ethiopian journalist Zenaneh Mekonnen who is currently residing in Israel >> click here to listen

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Woyanne soldiers killed in Somalia rocket fire

MOGADISHU (Garowe Online) – Ethiopian Woyanne troops bolstering Somalia’s weak interim government were targeted in a rocket attack Thursday in the capital Mogadishu, witnesses said. An insurgent rocket propelled grenade hit a convoy of Ethiopian Woyanne army trucks transporting water to a military base in north Mogadishu located near the ex-pasta factory. Three Ethiopian Woyanne […]

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Ethiopian models on their way to IFest in Houston defected

Among the 25 Ethiopian fashion models who were sent to Houston, Texas, to participate in International Festival 2008 (IFest), three have defected yesterday and are seeking asylum, according to ER sources in Houston. The rest of them are held up in their hotel rooms under tight security… more details later.

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Tedy Afro’s new song ‘Haleluya’

Recently released beautiful religious song by Teddy. Click here to play >> Haleluya Or watch the video below:

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The ameliorating and deteriorating aspects of Addis Ababa

A Personal Memoir By Getachew Belaineh According to historians, in November 1886, while Menelik was away in a distant corner of the country, his wife, Taytu, decided to move the encampment from Entoto down onto the current site of Addis Ababa. Taytu left the Entoto mountain camp because of the unlikable cool temperature and was […]

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U.S. donates 1.5 million textbooks to schools in Ethiopia

What Ethiopians want is not a handout from the U.S., but for the Bush Administration to stop supporting and financing the fascist tribal junta that is pillaging and plundering our country. Most of these books will not even reach the students. (ENA) – As part of its ongoing commitment to support Ethiopia’s educational system, the […]

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Military legal advisers briefed on int’l humanitarian law

The Red Cross is wasting its time and money. Woyanne gunmen are not interested in the rule of law. They don’t even abide by their own constitution that they swore to uphold. They follow the law of the jungle. ————————— Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) – Switzerland Addis Ababa (ICRC) – On […]

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A brother and sister from Ethiopia found a home in Canada

Sad story, but a happy ending for the two kids. How could we Ethiopians as a society fail to provide for the most basic needs of our children? It’s shame on us all. A brother and sister from Ethiopia found a home with Canadian parents desperate for their own family By Dave Deibert, Leader-Post SASKATCHEWAN, […]

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Ethiopia’s Electoral Board, opposition trade accusations

By Peter Heinlein, VOA Listen (MP3) audio clip Ethiopia’s electoral board and several opposition parties are trading accusations of illegal actions as the country prepares for the second phase of municipal council and parliamentary by-elections. VOA’s Peter Heinlein in Addis Ababa reports that as opposition groups battle election officials, Prime Minister dictator Meles Zenawi’s party […]

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Egypt’s Pope Shenouda chides Ato Gebremedhin

The Patriarch of Egypt’s Orthodox Church, Pope Shenouda III, had visited Ethiopia over the weekend and told Ato Gebremedhin (formerly Aba Paulos) that he and other officials of the church are holding office to serve the people, to be responsible for their wellbeing, not to have authority over them. The Pope, who is loved and […]

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Ethiopians in London pay tribute to Steve Sinnott

PRESS RELEASE – Kinijit UK It is with profound sadness that we learned the death of Steve Sinnott, General Secretary of The National Union of Teachers in England and Wales, and a great friend of Ethiopia on 5th April 2008, aged 56. Steve Sinnott, general secretary of UK’s National Union of Teachers and a great […]

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Woyanne throws Teddy Afro in jail

Addis Fortune reports that singer Teddy Afro was sent to Kaliti jail today. There is no doubt that the whole thing has been orchestrated by Woyanne to silence Teddy. Read the full report below: (Addis Fortune) – Ethiopia’s sensational stage performer, Tewodros Kassahun – popularly known as Teddy-Afro – is sent today, April 16, 2008, […]

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China secretly executes around 22 prisoners every day

An estimated 374 people will be executed in China during this summer’s Olympic games in Beijing, Amnesty International has claimed. A new league table of the world’s most frequent executioners showed China officially used capital punishment 470 times last year. But some campaigners believe the true figure may be 8,000. The human rights group called […]

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Video: ONLF’s female fighters

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3 kids who sneaked into cargo ship arrive in UAE

By Sebugwaawo Ismail, Khaleej Times RAS AL KHAIMAH — The three children, who reportedly tried to escape from Ethiopia by hiding in a cargo ship’s engine room last month, finally reached the Mina Al Saqr port in Ras Al Khaimah yesterday morning. The boys, whose nationalities are not known as they do not possess any […]

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U.S. Election: Bitterness and Hope

By Teddy Fikre The past couple of days have witnessed an incessant maelstrom emanating from the Clinton and McCain camps, seizing on the statements that Barack Obama made about the frustrations felt by many Americans in towns across American. While Senator Obama could have been a bit more artful about his choice of words, the […]

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Man fatally shot at a Dallas convenience store

By MATTHEW HAAG / The Dallas Morning News Sam Ghebreyesus’ father called his son’s cellphone several times Friday night to set a time to pick him up from work at a southeast Dallas gas station and convenience store. Each time, the phone just rang and rang. “He never answered,” Mr. Ghebreyesus’ cousin Tesfa Kidane said. […]

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From Gondar to Mevasseret, for perhaps the last time

By Anshel Pfeffer, Haaretz ADDIS ABABA – Holoager Kasa gathers her older children around her. Subalo is 7 and Bainchjlem is 5. The three-month old, Dastayo, is fastened in a carrier on her back. They are dressed for the final stretch of their voyage. In the last 10 days, Kasa has been staying with some […]

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Second opposition party preparing boycott of Ethiopia vote

By Peter Heinlein, VOA The biggest opposition party that participated in Ethiopia’s nationwide elections Sunday is planning to boycott the second part of the voting, charging the first half was rigged. Another, larger opposition group had pulled out even before the first vote. VOA’s Peter Heinlein in Addis Ababa reports the withdrawal of the two […]

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Two bombs exploded in Addis Ababa killing 3 people

By Barry Malone ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia Woyanne blamed rebels backed by arch-foe Eritrea on Tuesday after two bombs killed three people and wounded more than a dozen in the capital. The attacks in Addis Ababa late on Monday came a day after the nation held the first round of local, regional and federal […]

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Eritrea cuts diesel supplies to U.N. agencies

ASMARA, April 15 (Reuters) – Eritrea has cut off diesel supplies to U.N. agencies in the Red Sea state, but the move may not be politically-motivated, the world body said on Tuesday. The step comes just weeks after U.N. peacekeepers were forced to withdraw from the Eritrean-Ethiopian border over a petrol stoppage. Eritrea says the […]

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The establishment of the Joint UN Teams on AIDS in Ethiopia

The establishment of the Joint UN Teams on AIDS in Ethiopia has emerged within the larger context of both UN reform and international efforts to improve aid effectiveness. The imperative to create Joint UN Teams on AIDS comes directly from the June 2005 recommendations of the Global Task Team on Improving AIDS Coordination among Multilateral […]

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Video: the worsening poverty in Ethiopia

… and other news from EriTV EDITOR’S NOTE The correct definition of ‘chigaram’ is not ‘beggar’. ‘Chigaram’ means ‘ravenous’ in English, i.e, some one who is extremely greedy, and always begs without any self-pride, or steals and robs when possible, even if he is a multimillionaire. A good example of “chigaram” is Woyanne.

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Comedy Video: Ababi’s hip-hop daughters

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Sun halo wows Ethiopia amid poll

BBC NEWS A halo around the sun startled people in Ethiopia during Sunday’s local elections, with many seeing it as a miracle or a sign from God. The ring of light caused by sunlight refracted by ice crystals hung in the sky for almost an hour before it finally faded and disappeared. Some Ethiopians say […]

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‘Ethiopians for Obama’ launch a web site

PRESS RELEASE: Ethiopians for Obama We have set up a new website where Ethiopian-Americans can go to a central location to find out about events that we are planning, efforts that you can take part in, and also learn a bit about your fellow Ethiopian-American compatriots. ethiopiansforbarackobama.com has four main areas: * The main story: […]

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Public meeting with Berhanu Nega in Toronto, April 19

Dr Berhanu Nega will discuss the current situation in Ethiopia with Ethiopians in Toronto on April 19, 2008. Place: 40 Donald Ave., Toronto Time: 2:00 PM More info: 416 422 2962

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Rights group says it is ‘too late to salvage’ upcoming Ethiopian elections

The Associated Press ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia: A human rights group said Friday that attacks on opposition candidates in Ethiopia had doomed hopes for fair elections this month and it was now “too late to salvage” the vote. Human Rights Watch said it found that candidates and prospective voters had been threatened, attacked and arrested in […]

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