Monthly Archives: May 2008

VIDEO: Ethiopian Review publisher on ETN

Ethiopian Television Network interviews Ethiopian Review publisher Elias Kifle. The interview was conducted on May 24, 2008, at the ETN studio in Alexandria, Virginia.

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MUSIC VIDEO: ‘Egnalaye’ by Abby Lakew

Amharic version of Bee Gee’s Stayn’ Alive by Abby Lakew of Ethiopia

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14 soldiers desert the Woyanne military

The TV report also includes: Lies exposed when Meles Zenawi told his fake parliament that there was no land given to Sudan: CNN reports Ethiopians dire starvation situation; Roads in Ethiopia still in bad condition considering over 25 billion dollars has been invested by donors; Dr Abebe Yirgaw questions Woyane’s claim of 11% growth while […]

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Ethiopian man shot dead, 2 wounded in Washington DC

Ethiopians and friends of Ethiopia living in Missouri and Kansas are shocked to learn that their friend Berhanu Taye was shot to death on May 24 while on a visit in Washington DC. Police is investigating the crime. Berhanu, who moved to DC about one year ago, is survived by this children and ex-wife Beletu […]

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VIDEO: British link in the Somalia tragedy (must watch)

This is a must watch report by DISPATCHES, an investigative program produced by the U.K.-based Channel 4 TV. The report describes the link between U.K. and the ongoing state of terror in Somalia that is currently occupied by the Western-backed regime of Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi.

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Ethiopians prepare to confront Woyanne official in Minneapolis

St. Paul, Minneapolis — (AP) – Being in the same Minneapolis hotel building is about as close as Peter Omot wants to get to Omot Obang Olom, the Ethiopian official he holds responsible for the massacre of more than 400 of his ethnic kin. Peter Omot, 35, a member of the Anuak ethnic minority, says […]

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Ethiopian Teachers Association fighting for its very existence

Press Release Ethiopian Teachers Association For fifteen years the Ethiopian Teachers Association has fought to retain its right to organise as an independent trade union. Its members have faced beatings, sacking, imprisonment, torture and death whether gunned down in the street, dying in prison or being disappeared. Now it is involved in a battle for […]

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Ethiopia may deplete its foreign currency reserves, IMF Says

Ethiopia is close to exhausting its foreign-currency reserves and may need a loan of $1 billion to fund food and fuel imports to avoid economic growth from slowing, an economist for the International Monetary Fund said. Ethiopia, Africa’s largest coffee producer, has enough foreign currency to cover less than two months of imports, Muche Netsere, […]

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Security agents rounded up more journalists in Ethiopia

EMF reports that at least two newspaper journalists and one editor have been arrested today by security agents of Meles Zenawi’s dictatorship in Ethiopia. The detained journalists, Mesfin Negash, Girma Tesfaw, and Tsion Tsion Aklilu were taken to the central investigation bureau, according to EMF sources.

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Joint UN Team on AIDS in Ethiopia conducts review and planning

Joint Review and Planning Workshop Conducted in Mekele-May 6-10 2008 Following the launching of the Multisectoral Plan for Universal Access to HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support 2007-2010, federal HAPCO has embarked on a joint review mechanism that brings together all the major stakeholders of the national AIDS response under one forum to discuss progress, […]

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OLF denies responsibility for bomb blast in Addis Abeba

Oromo Liberation Front Statement on the TPLF Regime’s accusation On May 26, 2008, the Ethiopian Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) dominated regime issued a fabricated statement regarding a minibus blast that occurred on May 20, 2008, in Finfinnee aka Addis Ababa. It stated that:” Some of suspects of the bombing last Tuesday in Addis Ababa […]

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Gambella Governor: Truth and Justice First!

The Anuak Justice Council has learned that Omot Obang Olum, the governor of the Gambella region of Ethiopia, is coming to Minnesota on May 30th and Canada on June 4th for the purpose of meeting with the Anuak. Who is Omot Obang Olum? We Anuak know him to be a loyal collaborator with the EPRDF […]

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Ethiopian asylum seeker in U.K. drowned in a river

SHEFFIELD, UK — An ETHIOPIAN man who had sought asylum in Sheffield drowned in the River Don after a night out in the city centre. Efrem Woldemichael, who was in the process of appealing the Home Office’s decision refusing him the right to stay, was found near Effingham Street behind The Wicker, four weeks after […]

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Asrat Woldeyes 80th Birthday Commemorative Symposium

ANNOUNCEMENT The Asrat Woldeyes Commemorative 80th Birthday Symposium On behalf of the Organizing Committee We are pleased to announce the Asrat Woldeyes Altaye (AWA) 80th Birthday Commemorative Symposium to be held at: Howard University School of Medicine Washington D.C., USA on Saturday, 28 June 2008 From 10am -5pm Speakers are from various medical/academic institutions, family […]

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World Bank approved $80 million for the Meles dictatorship

EDITOR’S NOTE: World Bank, the best friend of dictators and the primary source of Africa’s misery, approves more money to be given to the terrorist regime in Ethiopia led by tribal dictator Meles Zenawi. If and when a government that stands for the interest of Ethiopians comes to power, one of the first things it […]

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Woyanne offers to evacuate Ethiopians from South Africa

The Ethiopian embassy in South Africa that is currently occupied by the Tigrean People Liberation Front (Woyanne) has told Ethiopians in South Africa that it can help with evacuation if they wish to escape the anti-immigrant violence that is sweeping the country. But Ethiopian refugees went to South Africa in the first place because the […]

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18 east African illegal immigrants caught at U.S.-Mexico border

HIDALGO (U.S.-Mexico border) — U.S. Border Patrol agents Sunday detained 18 people from the horn of Africa – an uncommon but not unheard of origin for illegal migrants to the United States, officials said. The east African immigrants – 13 from Eritrea and five from Ethiopia – were walking along a road in Hidalgo on […]

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'Nova' visits with Ethiopian women at the fistula hospital

By Maureen Ryan | Chicago Tribune A Walk to Beautiful may be the most moving documentary of the year. I spent parts of this hourlong Nova installment wiping away tears, contemplating the suffering and resilience of the young Ethiopian women profiled. A Walk to Beautiful, which aired earlier this month on PBS stations and encores […]

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Ethiopian women in Dubai struggles to recover from a fall

DUBAI — The Dubai Naturalisation and Residency Department (DNRD) has come to the rescue of an Ethiopian housemaid who plunged from the second-floor balcony of her sponsor’s villa while cleaning. The housemaid suffered fractures and will need medical treatment for at least six months [Photo: Bassma Al Jandaly/Gulf News] Senior DNRD officials are negotiating with […]

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Balance of power in Somalia shifts towards the ICU

By Michael A. Weinstein, Purdue University During the second half of May, the balance of power in Somalia shifted decisively, as the armed insurgency against the forces of the Transitional Federal Government (T.F.G.) and the Ethiopian Woyanne occupation has begun to seize and control territory in every region of the country. As the T.F.G.’s parliamentary […]

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Sovereignty and poverty – IMF and World Bank in Ethiopia

By Yilma bekele There is a line attributed to Queen Victoria of Great Britain, she is quoted to have said “we are not amused’ when one of her court jesters made a feeble joke. That is what I felt when I read the Ethiopian Prime Minster’s remark in Japan during an international symposium on ‘Africa’s […]

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The charge against Teddy Afro

In this 5-page report, Gebretsadik Aberra brings to light the circumstances surrounding the charge against popular singer Teddy Afro who is accused of killing a homeless man in a car crash. Teddy is currently detained without bail in Kaliti prison at the outskirt of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. Click here to read [Amharic, pdf]

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Somali group claims responsibility for bomb attack in Ethiopia

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) – A little-known Somali Islamist group claimed responsibility on Thursday for a bomb attack that killed three people in Ethiopia on the eve of national celebrations to mark the 17th anniversary of the current government’s ascent to power. “We will keep on fighting until we liberate our country from the Ethiopian invaders,” […]

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Police arrests suspects of bomb blast in Negelle Borena

EDITOR’S NOTE: All these explosions are being orchestrated by Woyanne. The speed with which suspects are rounded up is just one indication. – – – – – – ADDIS ABABA (AFP) — Ethiopian Woyanne police said Thursday they had arrested suspects linked to this week’s hotel bomb blasts that killed three people in the south […]

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VIDEO: Ethiopian Review publisher on ETN – Part II

Ethiopian Television Network interviews Ethiopian Review publisher Elias Kifle. This is Part 2 of a 4-part video. Click here for Part I. The rest of the interview is available at ETN, or will be posted here shortly.

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McCain appoints Woyanne lobbyist as top campaign official

John McCain’s campaign sent out a fundraising e-mail a few hours ago, soliciting supporters to drop $250 for a personalized McCain logo banner. The subject of the e-mail, Frank Donatelli, says he and his wife have “been proud to work for and support” John McCain since his first presidential bid, and are proud to publicly […]

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Shops forced to close down for Woyanne celebration

Security forces of Meles Zenawi’s dictatorship have forced vendors and shopkeepers to close down their stores in Merkato, Bole and through out Addis Ababa today to celebrate Woyanne’s 17th anniversary in power. Most shopkeepers ignored the regime’s orders and opened their stores for business on their regular schedules, but Kuma Demeksa (Taye Teklemikael), Meles Zenawi’s […]

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Bahrain police detain six Ethiopian waitresses

BAHRAIN — FIFTY-SIX women suspected of working as prostitutes have been arrested in two hotel raids. Most of the women are housemaids trying to earn extra cash, Criminal Investigation Directorate (CID) acting director general Brigadier Tariq bin Daina said. The women are of different nationalities and many are in the country illegally, he added. “After […]

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Bomb exploded inside a hotel in Borena, southern Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA (AFP) — Bombs have exploded in two hotels in a southern Ethiopian town, killing three people and wounding five, security and government officials said Wednesday. “Two bombs blew up in two hotels last night. The second blast occured just three minutes after the first,” said Tamrat Abera, police chief for the town of […]

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Ethiopian women, other immigrants rounded up in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH — Officials of the Passport Department rounded up more than 50 violators of residence and labor regulations in late-night operations in two working class neighborhoods of Jeddah yesterday. The arrested included those who forged iqamas (residence permits), health cards and other official documents. The officials also arrested Filipino, Syrian and Chadian nationals who were […]

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Zenawi attacks World Bank at Africa symposium in Japan

EDITOR’S NOTE: It is not new for Meles to bite the hands that feed him. We have seen what he did to Eritreans after they helped him come to power. Without the money he is currently getting from the World Bank, this tin-pot dictator cannot survive one week. But it is good to see that […]

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Ethiopia braces against effects of global food crisis

(Richard Alleyne, UNICEF USA) — EAST HARARGHE, Ethiopia — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has attributed the current surge in global food prices to a host of factors, including: escalating energy prices, lack of investment in agriculture, increasing demand, trade distortions subsidies and recurrent bad weather. In the eastern Ethiopian province of East Hararghe Zone […]

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VIDEO: Ethiopian Review publisher on ETN – Part I

Ethiopian Television Network interviews Ethiopian Review publisher Elias Kifle. This is Part I of a 4-part video. The rest of the interview is available at ETN.

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Zimbabwe main opposition says Mengistu’s case will be studied

By Peter Clottey, VOA — Zimbabwe’s main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) says the country would not be a haven for criminals under its leadership. This comes after President Robert Mugabe’s government reportedly said former Ethiopian leader Mengistu Haile Mariam will be protected in Zimbabwe despite being sentenced to death by an Ethiopian High […]

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No functioning democracy has ever suffered famine

By Kiflu Hussain Any report of famine from below the Sub-Saharan Africa has long ceased to be shocking news to the world. Consequently, those to whom it’s incumbent upon to ensure food security to their people have even lost any sense of shame and guilt in the face of massive starvation and plague that wipes […]

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Ethiopian patriots and the Italian invasion

This is a 20-page article by Berhanu Tessema on the sacrifices made by Ethiopian patriots during fascist Italy’s invasion of Ethiopia. There is a lot to learn by our generation from those patriots? Click here to read [pdf, Amharic]

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Ethiopian farmers, U.S. companies collaborate with hybrids

(By ROGER THUROW, Wall Street Journal) ARSI NEGELE, Ethiopia — Babou Galgo, a 61-year-old farmer, proudly showed off his prized harvest from last season: two shiny gold medals from the regional and federal government and a slick certificate praising his “outstanding performance in increasing agriculture production and productivity.” What he had done was boost his […]

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EOTC issues a resolution on illegal border re-demarcation

The legitimate synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church has issued a resolution regarding Woyanne’s secret border agreement with Sudan. Click here to read [pdf, Amharic]

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Protest rally in DC against land giveaway to Sudan – June 2

ANNOUNCEMENT The Ethiopia and Sudan Border Issues Committee is organizing a protest rally in front of the Sudan and Woyanne-occupied Ethiopian embassy on Monday, June 2, 2008, to oppose the secret land deal between Woyanne’s Meles Zenawi and Sudan’s al-Beshir that carved up tens of thousands of square kilometers of Ethiopian fertile farm lands and […]

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Marching toward Solidarity Movement for a new Ethiopia

Press Release: May 25, 2008 The Worldwide March Committee for Freedom and Justice, held from May 15-18 was a great effort by hundreds of organizers and participants in Ethiopian cities and communities throughout the world. We want to thank all of those organizers who worked so hard and devoted countless hours to bring it all […]

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Ethiopian student cashes in on Obama’s popularity

Oregon State University freshman Teddy Badege wanted to combine two of his passions and create something for people like him, who support both the OSU Beavers and Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. So the 19-year-old printed up 300 T-shirts, which look nearly identical to official OSU merchandise. Only instead of O-State in orange lettering, the […]

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An Ethiopian family calls Rockford (Illinois) home

By Coleen Martin Williams, RRSTAR.COM Coming to America for twins Ananya and Azaria Habtemariam and their younger brother, Kaleab, meant crossing the Atlantic Ocean from their African homeland of Ethiopia. Kaleab Habtemariam, 13, (from left), Merawit Tefera, Azaria Habtemariam, 17, and his twin brother Ananya, sit May 2 in the backyard of their Rockford home. […]

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Somalia heads toward total breakdown

(Los Angeles Times) MOGADISHU, SOMALIA — Along the ghostly streets of Mogadishu, just about the only traffic nowadays consists of starving cats and goats searching for food. They race toward the occasional pedestrian, crying for scraps. Their owners fled the city’s violence long ago, leaving more than half of Somalia’s capital deserted. Shops are closed. […]

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Zimbabwe says Mengistu Hailemariam to remain as guest

HARARE (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s former Marxist ruler Mengistu Haile Mariam, sentenced to death by his country’s supreme court, will remain in Zimbabwe under the protection of President Robert Mugabe’s government, a government minister said on Tuesday. “Our position has not changed. He remains our guest in Zimbabwe. He will remain in Zimbabwe and we will […]

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VIDEO: Ethiopian Review publisher on ETN – Part IV

Ethiopian Television Network interviews Ethiopian Review publisher Elias Kifle. This is Part 4 of a 5-part video. Part IV

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VIDEO: Ethiopian Review publisher on ETN – Part III

Ethiopian Television Network interviews Ethiopian Review publisher Elias Kifle. This is Part 3 of a 4-part video. Part III

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“Land of the Yellow Bull” – A novel by Fikremarkos Desta

By Henok Semaegzer | The Reporter Jamal Mahjoub, an archeologist by training who became a composite multilingual writer, was recently quoted as saying, “it was easier to write about an archeologist than actually becoming one”. So he wrote a book about an archeologist, which essentially gained him worldwide fame and gave him a start in […]

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Africa’s vampires gather in Tokyo

EDITOR’S NOTE: Ethiopians and all peoples of Africa would forever be indebted to the Japanese if they round up these vampires and put them in jail for making Africa a land of misery. – – – – – – – – – ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia’s fascist dictator Meles Zenawi left here Monday for Japan […]

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Kangaroo court sentences Mengistu and 18 others to death

EDITOR’S NOTE: It is the same kangaroo court that stole Ethiopian people’s vote in 2005 and allowed Meles Zenawi’s death squads to unleash terror on civilians. The Derg did not commit half the crime Woyannes have perpetrated against the people of Ethiopia. The Woyanne judged are themselves murderous criminals. (The Associated Press) — ADDIS ABABA, […]

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Ethopian stars take first in Buffalo New York Marathon

Sunday’s running of the Buffalo Marathon had a definite Ethiopian flavor to it. The men’s and women’s winners were both from that African country. Habtamu Bekele won the men’s race in 2 hours, 26 minutes and 5 seconds. Meserte Kotu took the women’s race in a course-record time of 2:43:10; the previous mark was 2:44:57 […]

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U.N. eyes Ethiopian crop for rules on natural riches

BERLIN, May 26 (Reuters) – A deal to market Ethiopia’s staple cereal, teff, to health-conscious Westerners may provide a model for ensuring the benefits of biodiversity are shared between local people and firms exploiting natural resources. Teff, which looks like wheat and has a sour taste, is free of the protein gluten and research shows […]

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Mengistu Hailemariam sentenced to death

(Agence France Presse) — ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Ethiopia’s exiled former dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam, who was sentenced to death Monday, oversaw the 1977-78 “Red Terror” when tens of thousands were tortured, murdered and disappeared. Now 71 and living a comfortable life in exile in Zimbabwe, the man who came to be known as the […]

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Ethiopia honours Olympic heroes in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia- The Ethiopian Olympic Committee (EOC) at a ceremony on Sunday (25) honoured the country’s Olympic medallists and five individuals for their contributions to the Olympic movement. Those honoured: Olympic medallists Posthumously – Abebe Bikila, Mamo Wolde Present at ceremony – Miruts Yifter, Eshetu Tura, Addis Abebe, Fita Bayissa, Gete Wami, Million Wolde, […]

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Boston Archdiocese ordains Ethiopian priest for first time

As a boy growing up in a small village in Ethiopia, Tamiru Atraga felt called to do God’s work. But he couldn’t have imagined it would take him halfway around the world. Atraga was one of seven priests ordained yesterday in a Mass at The Cathedral of the Holy Cross. He is the first Ethiopian […]

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Obama and Ethiopia: Time for new visions

By Donald N. Levine At a session on African development a couple decades ago I spoke about the damage Ethiopia suffered from having imported a Marxist-Leninist ideology. One colleague, a respected Africanist anthropologist, objected: “We are not here to engage in paradigm-bashing.” Like so many American academics, my colleague simply had no idea of the […]

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Ethiopians win Buffalo Marathon

The winners of Sunday’s Buffalo Marathon were a long way from home. The men’s and women’s champion were from Ethiopia in the annual race held throughout the city. Habtamu Bekele won the men’s division in 2 hours, 26 minutes and 5 seconds. Meserte Kotu took the women’s title in a course-record time of 2:43:08; the […]

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Haile Gebrselassie makes his case for Olympics

Haile Gebrselassie could have secured his Olympic selection at 10,000 metres with an impressive performance at the Fanny Blankers-Koen Games in Hengelo, Holland. Having opted out of contesting the marathon in Beijing because of his worries about the pollution, Gebrselassie came to the meeting where he had previously broken three world records to prove he […]

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Woyanne fabricates suspects for Addis Ababa bomb blast

EDITOR’S NOTE: There is no doubt that the ‘suspects’ have been framed by Woyanne. The bomb blast was orchestrated by Woyanne to kill a U.S. citizen and blame it on the opposition groups and Eritrea so that the U.S. would go after them. It is also curious why the U.S. Government is not sending a […]

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Kuma Demeksa defeated a dead candidate to become mayor

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Addis Ababa-based business journal, Fortune Ethiopia, reports that Kuma Demeksa (real name Taye Teklemariam) was selected as mayor of Addis Ababa after defeating a candidate in his district who had died several days before the local election in April 2008. This guy has no conscience, no self-pride what so ever. Even some […]

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25 people died in Benishangul region over land dispute

Addis Ababa – At least 25 people have been killed in clashes over land between rival tribes in southwestern Ethiopia over the past week, a police spokesperson said on Saturday. “Some 25 people were killed in clashes that erupted over land in Benishangul, but we expect the number to rise,” said Demsash Hailu. He said […]

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Haile Gebreselassie wins the 10k race in Hengelo, Netherlands

(AP) — HENGELO, Netherlands: Haile Gebrselassie discovered his old legs still carry him well in the 10,000 meters. Irving Saladino found a new spring in his step and marked it with the longest jump in 14 years. Haile Gebrselassie ran his fastest 10,000 meters in four years at the FBK Games on Saturday, well within […]

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Woyanne, Uganda deny breaking U.N. Somali arms ban

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia Woyanne and Uganda on Saturday denied accusations by a U.N. weapons sanctions committee that their soldiers broke the world body’s arms embargo on Somalia. The United Nations says the Horn of Africa nation is awash with weapons despite a 1992 arms ban that followed the collapse of the central government […]

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Ethiopia’s humanitarian situation rapidly deteriorating – UN

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today that it is concerned by conditions in Ethiopia and that the situation will deteriorate further without an immediate infusion of resources to carry out life-saving interventions. The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said that eight million Ethiopians are chronically food insecure and at […]

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UN accuses Uganda and Woyanne officers of arming rebels

NAIROBI (AFP) — United Nations monitors have accused Ugandan peacekeepers of selling arms to Islamist rebels fighting the government and Ethiopian Woyanne troops in Somalia. Amid a row over the acquisition of military hardware by bickering factions in Somalia’s transitional government, the UN panel charged with monitoring the situation there said it was alarmed by […]

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Kenenisa says he won’t run 5,000-10,000 double at Beijing

DELDEN, Netherlands — Kenenisa Bekele has ruled out attempting to win both the 5,000 and 10,000 meters at the Beijing Olympics, a feat he nearly accomplished at the Athens Games in 2004. Bekele says he is the best form of his life after winning the world cross-country title again, but announced on Friday that tougher […]

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Ethiopian in Utha sentenced to 4 months in prison

SALT LAKE CITY — An Ethiopian refugee has been sentenced to serve four months in federal custody for conspiring to import more than 400 pounds of an exotic plant used as a drug. Sherif Kadir Sirage, known as Sherif Sherif, was sentenced Wednesday in federal court with four months’ credit for time served. Another man, […]

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Voice of Ginbot 7 calls the land gift to Sudan ‘treason’

In its latest issue, Voice of Ginbot 7 has accussed the Meles regime of treason for giving away undisputed land to Sudan. Before the news broke out about the border re-demarcation deal with al-Bershir’s regime, Sudan had never been heard claiming the area that Meles gave away. Ginbot 7 also sends a message to members […]

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Ogaden rebels deny gov’t assertions of defeat

NAIROBI (AFP)–Ethiopia’s Ogaden rebels Friday scoffed at government statements they were losing their battle and said that Addis Ababa was attempting to divert world attention from a spiraling famine. Ethiopian Prime Minister dictator Meles Zenawi Wednesday said that 95% of rebels in the Ogaden, an oil-rich region populated by ethnic Somalis, had been killed or […]

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EMPLOYMENT: The Swedish Clinic in Addis Ababa

InDevelop Uppsala Ab is a Swedish consultancy company specialising in health and social sector reform and private sector development worldwide. On behalf of the Nordic Embassies in Ethiopia and Mozambique respectively, InDevelop operates two medical clinics; one in Addis Ababa and one in Maputo. The clinics provide outpatient health care services to expatriate personnel, and […]

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Mom’s passing sends boy from Ethiopia on quest

NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA — A 10-year-old boy is on a fundraising quest in memory of the care received by his dying mother. In 2006, young Fikreab Mekonnen and his older brother left their home in Ethiopia and arrived in Truro, Nova Scotia. They had come to be with their father, Mekete Gebrehanna, who arrived here […]

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Is an Ethopian national treasure being exploited for money?

WADE STEPHENS, The Tampa Tribune For 30 days in January, Wade Stephens III and his 20-year-old daughter, Annie, traveled in North Africa and the Horn of Africa. They shared writing, audio and photography duties as they absorbed the culture conflicts in Egypt, Tunisia, the Sinai, Ethiopia and unfolding events in Gaza, Kenya and Somalia. Annie […]

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New Red Cross head is a former refugee from Ethiopia

GENEVA — A former Ethiopian political prisoner, who made a new life for himself in Ottawa after arriving as a refugee in 1992, is the new head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Bekele Geleta’s new position as secretary-general of the world’s largest humanitarian organization was announced late Wednesday. The […]

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Statement from Ethio-Sudan Border Committee

The Ethiopia and Sudan Border Issues Committee has issued a statement today denouncing the latest lie by Meles Zenawi who told the fake parliament in Addis Ababa that no body was displaced because of the border re-demarcation. Until this week all Woyanne regime officials, cadres, and opportunist supporters were denying that there was a land […]

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A donkey named mayor of Addis Ababa

Meles Zenawi’s pack animal (donkey) Kuma Demeksa has been named mayor of Addis Ababa by the fake city council on Tuesday. Kuma is a person without conscience. He would sell his own mother for the highest bidder. According to ER sources, these days Kuma is busy working on multi-million-dollar real estate deals. He is building […]

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Ireland businesses invited to connect with Ethiopia

MIDLAND, IRELAND — Supporting business development in Ethiopia will be the subject of a breakfast meeting hosted by Connect Ethiopia, to take place in Mullingar in June. Businesses from across the Midlands who are interested in learning how they can offer direct training or mentoring to their Ethiopian counterparts are invited to attend the breakfast […]

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Woyanne is involved in Somali weapons market – UN

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Despite a U.N. arms embargo, arms shipments to Somali militants have not stopped and Somalia’s security situation is getting worse, South Africa’s U.N. envoy told the Security Council on Thursday. South African Ambassador to the United Nations Dumisani Kumalo, chairman of the U.N. Security Council’s Somalia sanctions committee, also reported to […]

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Exodus to Israel – Eyewitness Account from Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — It is nearly 11 p.m. one night last week in Addis Ababa, and large parts of the Ethiopian capital are bathed in darkness, the result of increasingly frequent power shortages in recent months. Father and Son enroute to the Promised Land (Photo: Michael Freund) Soldiers and policemen stand guard on the […]

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Quarrel inside Puntland Cabinet over Ethiopia extradition

A disagreement has erupted within the government of Puntland, in Somalia’s northeast, during Thursday’s regular weekly Cabinet meeting, inside sources told Garowe Online. Gen. Adde Muse, the Puntland leader, chaired the meeting in the port city of Bossaso, where issues including security, finances, exploration agreements and an extradition program to Ethiopia were heatedly discussed. Vice […]

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Ethiopian hip-hop band in Israel entertains, educates young fans

While many of their peers are wiling away their hours playing video games and chatting on MySpace, Eli Ezra and his band are holed up in a recording studio in Kiryat Nordo in Netanya, Israel. There, amid the sound-mixing boards and microphones, they sing about racism, poverty and violence, for what they hope will become […]

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Ethiopia to re-erect Axum obelisk in June

Ethiopia’s famed Axum obelisk is to be reinstalled at its original site next month, 70 years after the 1,700-year-old treasure was removed by Italian troops, UNESCO said on Thursday. The UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has overseen a multi-million-dollar operation to restore the obelisk to Axum in northern Ethiopia, where it once stood […]

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Israeli professor killed in Addis Ababa minibus explosion

Professor Jeheskel Shoshani [Photo: Haaretz Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Israeli Professor Jeheskel Shoshani, a world-renowned researcher of elephants at Addis Ababa University, was among the victims of Tuesday’s minibus explosion in the Ethiopian capital’s downtown area. The Israeli Foreign Ministry said it remains unclear whether the explosion was terror-related and if Shoshani was aboard the […]

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Heavy explosion hits Woyanne soldiers

Mogadishu – At least two Ethiopian Woyanne soldiers were killed and five others wounded on Thursday in a roadside bomb explosion in southern Mogadishu, witnesses said. “A heavy explosion hit the Ethiopian Woyanne soldiers as they were inspecting suspected mines off Maka Al Mukarama road,” eyewitness Mohamed Farah said. “I saw two dead soldiers and […]

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Somali parliament building raided

Somali rebels attack the parliament building in the southwestern town of Baidoa, killing five guards amid more blasts in the town. Somali lawmakers were shocked as they found anti-government militias shooting mortars at parliament compound, also known as ADC Building, Press TV correspondent said. Five parliamentary guards were killed in the crossfire that followed and […]

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Int’l Red Cross appoints Bekele Geleta as its new head

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has this afternoon announced the appointment of Mr Bekele Geleta as its new Secretary General. Mr Geleta will replace the current Secretary General, Mr Markku Niskala, who is retiring after a long and successful Red Cross Red Crescent career. “It is my pleasure to […]

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Ethiopia to import 150,000 tonnes wheat

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia will import 150,000 tonnes of wheat to stabilise grain prices amid rising world commodity costs, the prime minister said on Wednesday. Higher prices for staple foods and fuel have hit developing nations hard as government of some food-growing countries impose export curbs because of worries about domestic shortages. “The government […]

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Kangaroo court sentences 8 residents of Ogaden to death

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – An Ethiopian [kangaroo] court sentenced eight people to death for a grenade attack that killed five people last year in the Horn of Africa nation’s restive Somali region, local media reported on Thursday. The assault at a packed ceremony in 2007 was blamed on the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), a […]

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Etete named among the ‘100 Best Restaurants’ in DC Metro

The Washingtonian ranks Etete Ethiopian Restaurant 77th in its ‘100 Best Restaurants’ list for 2008. 100 Best Restaurants 2008 The Washingtonian #77 Etete Reviewed by Todd Kliman , Cynthia Hacinli , Ann Limpert , Dave McIntyre Cuisine: Ethiopian cooking, homey and assured—prepared and sometimes ladled out tableside by Tiwaltengus Shenegelgn, the gentle-souled etete (“mama” in […]

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Folk artist from Ethiopia wins national prize

VIRGINIA — An Alexandria man is among 11 folk artists set to receive one of the nation’s most prestigious national heritage awards. The National Endowment for the Arts announced yesterday that Moges Seyoum, an expert in Ethiopian Christian liturgical singing, chanting and sacred dance, would be a recipient of a 2008 National Heritage Fellowship, which […]

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The unknown beauties of Ethiopia

By Dave Emery Crossing remote areas, far away from civilization and from the comfort of the modern dwelling lies one of the most well-kept traditions we might expect to see on the African continent. In Southern Ethopia, in the depths of Rift Valley or in the Omo Region, there is a cultural fest – over […]

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Gov't of Israel gets failing grade on Ethiopian immigration

By Yaron Druckman, (ynetnews) Comptroller’s report shows government failed in its handling of Ethiopian immigrants; community suffers from prevalent drug abuse, domestic violence Over 100,000 Ethiopian immigrants are currently living in Israel, with 65% requiring some kind of welfare assistance. According to the state comptroller’s report, the Ministry of Social Affairs did not initiate a […]

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Ethiopia starves itself while feeding Egypt, exporting flowers

By Beth D. MSc AEES (Advanced Enviornmental & Energy Studies) Coffee, animal production, cotton, cut flowers, etc are water thirsty crops. A 1 kilo jar of coffee uses 20,000 ltrs or 20 tonnes of water to produce it. Coffee is a major Ethiopian export, yet Ethiopia cannot access water from the Blue Nile for irrigation […]

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Ethiopian residing in Australia tells the story of his life

(Blacktown Sun) ASSEFA Bekele is an extraordinary man. The 59-year-old grandfather-of-two came to Australia 20 years ago with his wife and two daughters, then 6 and 16, with no English but big dreams of a better life. Assefa Bekele “It was very, very difficult,” he said. “I cried on the plane because I had these […]

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Ethiopia’s regime sentences eight Ogaden rebels to death

ADDIS ABABA (AFP) — An [kangaroo] Ethiopian court sentenced to death eight alleged members of a separatist rebel group for an attack last year which left six people dead, officials told AFP Thursday. “The Somali State High Court sentenced eight culprits to death for killing and wounding innocent people,” the official Ethiopian News Agency reported. […]

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Mogadishu mayor accused of aiding insurgents

MOGADISHU (Garowe Online) – Senior members of Mogadishu’ s municipal government have raised serious accusations against Mayor Mohamed “Dheere” Omar, a former warlord who enjoys intimate ties with the Ethiopian government. Mohamed Dhagahtur, the deputy mayor for social affairs, and Abdifatah Shaweye, who is deputy mayor in charge of security, issued the joint statement to […]

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American citizen killed in Addis Ababa bomb blast

WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States says an American citizen was killed in a minibus explosion Tuesday in downtown Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack says officials are investigating and working to notify the family. He provided no other details Wednesday. There were few other details about the blast, but a spokesman for […]

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IMF/World/Bank/Woyanne success story in Ethiopia

EDITOR’S NOTE: It seems that AP, BBC, Reuters, CNN and other media assign their dumbest reporters to Africa. These reporters only parrot the lines given to them by Africa’s dictators. In reporting about the current famine in Ethiopia, they continue to give lack of rain as the only cause, but the fact is that Ethiopia […]

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Meles admits to parliament secret land deal with Sudan

EDITORS’S NOTE: Meles Zenawi admitted yesterday in the parliament that he signed a border agreement with Sudan, but as usual he lied that no body was displaced as a result. Members of the fake parliament did not dare to point out to him that agreements with foreign countries must be approved by them. We wonder […]

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The war in Somalia will continue till victory – Woyanne chief

By Tsegaye Tadesse (Reuters) ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopian Prime Minister dictator Meles Zenawi said on Wednesday he would keep troops inside neighbouring Somalia until “jihadists” were defeated. In a move supported by the United States but providing a target for militants, Meles sent thousands of troops into Somalia in late 2006 to help the nation’s […]

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South Africa blacks bring shame to their country

EDITOR’S NOTE: African countries need to boycott the 2010 Soccer World Cup to be held in South Africa. Those idiot ingrates have already forgotten that without the support of Ethiopians and other Africans, they would still be slaves to the white apartheid regime. ———————- South Africans Take Out Rage on Immigrants Barry Bearak and Celia […]

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Five soldiers killed by explosion in Mogadishu

EDITOR’S NOTE: Anti-Woyanne forces do not target civilians as we are witnessing in Somalia and other areas. This is just one more indication that the bomb blast in Addis Ababa yesterday is definitely the work of Woyanne. ————– (VOA News) — Witnesses say an explosion has killed at least five soldiers in the Somali capital, […]

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