Monthly Archives: June 2008

The good, the bad and the ugly in ESFNA

This week the Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA) marks its 25th anniversary. It should have been a joyous occasion, if it were not marred by the latest scandal — receiving $300,000 in donation from Al Amoudi, a vampire businessman and a key financier of the Woyanne terrorist regime in Ethiopia. The ESFNA many […]

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Few people attend the soccer tournament in DC

About 200 people went to the RFK Stadium in Washington DC on Monday to watch the soccer tournament that is organized by the Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA). The Stadium, that has a capacity to accommodate 26,000 spectators, looked empty through out the day. Less than 10,000 people attended the ESFNA opening event […]

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Tegbar Score Card on Kinijit’s 8-Point Proposal

Tegbar will give 1 point for each of the Kinjit’s 8 points peace proposal that UDJ successfully accomplishes, and 0 point for those that it fails to deliver. We will publish the Score Card every month. For the of Month June 2008 the Score is 0 out of 8 Tegbar hopes that UDJ will perform […]

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Oil in the Horn of Africa

Lundin and Range Resources in Way Over Their Heads Among its areas of operation, Lundin Petroleum counts Sudan, Ethiopia, and Somalia, countries whose displaced populations total some 7,200,000 persons, according to 2007 figures of the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center. These displaced populations face some of the greatest civilian-directed violence and food insecurity in the world […]

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Report from Awassa, Ethiopia – already too late?

By Simon Roughneen, Irish Examiner AWASSA, SOUTHERN ETHIOPIA –“She is seven years old”, said Matiwos Kambata to this reporter. Incredulity would be the most apt response, were it not for the fact that his little sister Regisa, who looks no more than three years of age, is among the hundreds of thousands whose lives are […]

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Ethiopian businesses in DC get ready for soccer tournament

By Alejandro Lazo and Christopher Twarowski Haregewine Messert, owner of Chez Hareg, has hired 20 extra workers to help bake the hundreds of cakes and pastries that have been ordered for the week. (By Nikki Kahn, The Washington Post) (The Washington Post) — Since opening her European-style Chez Hareg bakery in the District’s Shaw neighborhood […]

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DC Sports and Entertainment Commission hosts Ethiopian sports festival at RFK Stadium

DC Sports and Entertainment Commission Press Release (Washington, DC) – The DC Sports and Entertainment Commission will host the first ever Ethiopian Sports Federation festival in the District June 29th through July 7th at RFK Stadium. This annual fundraising event will honor influential Ethiopians in recognition of their contributions to their country as well as […]

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VIDEO: Give voice to the voiceless victims of Al Amoudi and Co.

Don’t feast on the blood our people back home. Boycott the ESFNA events in Washington DC this week. Tegbar.org

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Boycott ESFNA events in Washington DC

Who do you stand with? Tegbar (Ethiopian Democratic Action League) was formed in 1997 with a simple mission: To give voice to the thousands of political prisoners who languish in jail. Since that time we have created international awareness for the plight of political prisoners by staging protest rallies, peaceful civil disobedience, vigils, town hall […]

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Ethiopian man in Canada accused of knowingly spreading HIV

Yonatan Gezahegne Mekonnen (CityNews.ca) ONTARIO, CANADA — A 24-year-old resident of Brampton (Ontario) is charged in a terrible case of aggravated sexual assault. But it’s what police say Yonatan Gezahegne Mekonnen didn’t tell his alleged 21-year-old victim that has cops worried. Police contend the couple engaged in consensual sex back in January and February of […]

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VIDEO: Michael Jackson’s dance with Indian tune

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Major central Somali town falls to insurgent fighters

MOGADISHU (Xinhua) — Insurgent fighters took over the provincial capital of central Somali region of Beledweyn hours after Ethiopian Woyanne troops withdrew from the city, residents said Saturday. The fighters arrived in the town early in the morning taking positions and keeping guard at the streets. Locals ransacked the offices of the regional and municipal […]

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ONLF fighters killed 30 Woyannes near Shilabo town

Source: Missionary International Service News Agency (MISNA) There are reports of clashes between the the ONFL and the regular Ethiopian army Woyanne in Ethiopia’s eastern region of Ogaden. Local sources said that thirty people, mostly regular soldiers, were killed in the fighting near the towns of Shilabo and Warder, along the border with Somalia. The […]

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Oromos in Europe call for the safeguarding of human rights

Press Release OROMOS IN EUROPE CALL FOR THE SAFEGUARDING OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN ETHIOPIA BRUSSELS, BELGIUM — On Monday 30 June 2008, over one hundred members of the Oromo diaspora from across Europe will gather in the Place Jean Rey of Brussels to protest the ongoing and systemic degradation of human rights within Ethiopia under […]

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DLA Piper and ESFNA

By Yilma Bekele Some days more than others it is becoming hard to wake up being an Ethiopian. It seems like there isn’t anything good about it. Today was one of those days. First to hit me was a report from Brussels. My fellow brother, Dr. Berhanu, was making a presentation regarding the current situation […]

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Video: Amarigna/Tigrigna – 1st written language of commerce

Amara and Tigre of today’s Ethiopia and Eritrea, were the founders of ancient Gebts over 5100 years ago for the primary purpose of selling goods and produce. For more information and lists of ancient Amarigna and Tigrigna words written 5100 years ago,

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The Federal Supreme Court rules against the original ETA

EDUCATION INTERNATIONAL Late on June 26, Education International (EI) received a disturbing update from Gemoraw Kassa, General Secretary of the ETA, established in 1949 and EI Member, informing EI that the court of cassation at the Federal Supreme Court ruled against the original ETA, 26 June. Gemoraw Kassa notes the disappointment of the ETA, and […]

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A lesson to those who are in the Woyanne military

… do the right thing and you will be celebrated as heroes. Or continue to kill and mayhem for Woyanne, and you are nothing but pigs. Somali pilot returns to city he refused to bomb Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:29am EDT By Hussein Ali Nur and Guled Mohamed HARGEISA (Reuters Life!) – On July 13, […]

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ESFNA Should Be Reminded

By Joe Michael The Ethiopian Sport Federation in North America (ESFNA) is a money-spinning organization owned by few individuals who never care for sport at all. The organization maintained its tax exempt status from the Federal and State governments by claiming that it is a non-profit organization, and it doesn’t affiliate with any political group. […]

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Volunteers come to the aid of famine victims in Wolayita

By Andrei Engstrand-Neacsu in Wolayita International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies In Wolayita, one of the most affected areas of Ethiopia, recurrent drought has reduced to almost nothing the availability of food for a chronically food-insecure population. The seasonal rains failed last year and again in the first two months of 2008. […]

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UNDP Ethiopia handed over nine TOYOTA double cabin vehicles for Government partners

UNDP PRESS RELEASE Strengthening Local Capacity for the Achievement of the MDGs (A joint press release between the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development of the Federal Democratic Republic Government of Ethiopia and the United Nations Development Programme) The Government of Ethiopia has initiated the implementation of a number of programmes and projects in line […]

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UNICEF deputy visits Guraghe Zone

By Indrias Getachew, UNICEF Ethiopia UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Hilde Johnson speaks with the mother of two severely malnourished children at a UNICEF-supported centre in Kembata Tembaro, near Ethiopia’s Gurage Zone © UNICEF Ethiopia/2008/Getachew GURAGE ZONE, Ethiopia – Mubarek weighed barely 3.5 kg when he arrived at the Kuno Alimena Health Post in Ethiopia’s drought-affected […]

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Zenawi Asres, the father of a mass murderer, died

Zenawi Asres Ato Zenawi Asres, the father who brought to this world one of the worst mass murderers in Africa’s history — also known as the Butcher of Addis Ababa and Mogadishu — Meles Zenawi, has died today in Addis Ababa at the age of 82. Ato Zenawi’s body was flown to Adwa for burial.

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Berhanu Nega testifies at EU parliamentary hearing

Mayor-Elect of Addis Ababa and leader of the newly formed Ginbot 7 Movement, Dr Berhanu Nega, testified yesterday at the European Union parliamentary hearing on the current political crisis in Ethiopia. The hearing in Brussels, Belgium, was organized by Member of European Parliament Ana Gomez, and attended by members of EU’s Human Rights and Development […]

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Woyanne businessman Al Amoudi donates $300,000 to ESFNA

… and the hodams accept the money. The following is what Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA) posted on its web site: THANK YOU DR. SHEIKH MOHAMMED HUSSIEN AL AMOUDI The entire family of ESFNA, players, coaches, board members and Executive Committee members etc., would like to say “Thank You” to Dr. Sheikh Mohammed […]

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A body of Ethiopian woman found in burning suitcase in U.K.

Rahmona Ahmedin (Islington Gazette) LONDON, U.K. — A YOUNG woman whose body was found dumped in a burning suitcase in Islington (a suburb of London) had not been seen for weeks by her friends and neighbours. This week they spoke of their shock at the 23-year-old’s death, with one friend – who had been wondering […]

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“Live and Become” opens in Los Angeles Friday

The film “Live and Become” opens in Los Angeles area on Friday, June 27 at the Laemmle Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills and Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino. The film was a huge success with the Ethiopian community in Washington, D.C. and will do similarly with the Ethiopian […]

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Building an Integrated African National Economy

Network of Ethiopian Scholars (NES) The Resolution of Food Crises in Africa Requires Building an Integrated African National Economy People often say when Africans argue for an integrated national African economy, they are self-indulgent entertaining nothing but a futile illusion. They claim that to argue that Africa must unite economically, ‘knowledge-ically’, politically, and ’society-ically’ is […]

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Ethiopia’s Joshua Generation

By Teddy Fikre During the most trying times, when hope is a glimmer that seems too distant to be tangible, it is our children that serve as our bridge to hope. We — Ethiopian-Americans — immigrated to the United States for this very purpose. As the generation who benefited from the toil of our parents, […]

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Al Amoudi gets $200 million loan for cement factory

EDITOR’S NOTE: Why doesn’t the drunkard sheik invest his own money, instead of borrowing from the World Bank in the name of Ethiopia? The answer is simple. He is in Ethiopia to plunder the country with his Woyanne buddies and leave when their time is up, not to invest in long-term economic development. ADDIS ABABA […]

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Public meeting with Prof. Mesfin and Ato Asrat in DC

Kinijit Washington DC Metro chapter is hosting a public meeting with Prof. Mesfin Woldemariam, UDJ council member, and Ato Asrate Tase, UDJ secretary general in Washington DC, July 6, 2008. Place: Washington Marriott Address: 1221 22nd Street NW, Washington DC Date/Time: July 6, 2:00 PM More info: 202 541 0556

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World Refugee Day 2008 colourfully celebrated on Friday in Addis Ababa

ADDIS ABABA – As part of the annual, global celebration of an international day for refugees, UNHCR, with support form its partners, colourfully celebrated the 2008th edition of World Refugee Day on Friday under the theme “Protection.” The aim was to create greater awareness on the work of UNHCR to ensure that refugees enjoy international […]

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Gonder Mutual Association of Seattle denounces land giveaway

The Gonder Mutual Association of Seattle has issued a statement denouncing the recent give away of Ethiopia’s fertile land to Sudan in a secret deal between Woyanne chief Meles Zenawi and Sudan’s al-Bashir. The Association also condemned the arrest and displacement of Ethiopians from their land by Sudanese troops with the collaboration of Woyanne soldiers. […]

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Ethiopians in Dallas confront Meles Zenawi’s stooges

Ethiopians in Dallas confront Meles Zenawi’s stooges The Messengers of the butcher of Addis Ababa, Meles Zenawi, had attempted to convene a meeting in Dallas on Sunday, June 22nd, at the Radisson Hotel located at Hwy 75 to spread propaganda about Ethiopia and their regime. They came prepared to deliver their well known talking points: […]

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Woyanne regime official defects to the U.S.

By Douglas McGill , TC Daily Planet An Ethiopian A Woyanne government official seeking to distance himself from what he says is a continuing attempt by Ethiopia to eradicate an African tribe, has defected to the United States. Obang Oman, who only three weeks ago visited Minneapolis as part of an official Ethiopian Woyanne delegation, […]

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Man kept HIV status secret arrested in Canada

By Dan Robson, The Star BRAMPTON, ONTARIO — Yonatan Gezahegne Mekonnen, a city of Brampton resident, has been charged with failing to disclose his positive HIV status to a female he had consensual sex with. Peel Police say a man put a 21-year-old female at risk of contracting the virus when they had sex throughout […]

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Woyanne asks Nigeria to deploy troops at border with Eritrea

(Pana) ABUJA — Ethiopia’s tribal dictatorship on Tuesday asked Nigeria to deploy a contingent of its troops for ‘peace-keeping mission’ the border with Eritrea. Making the request when he paid a courtesy call on Nigeria’s Minister of State for Defence, Mrs. Fidelia Akuabata Njeze, Ethiopian Woyanne Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Suleiman Dedefo Woshe, said the […]

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Another Ethiopian man charged with killing wife

Bezawit Solomon found murdered in Oslo, Norway A 19-year-old woman named Bezawit Solomon, who is a Norwegian citizen of Ethiopian descent, was found murdered in Norway yesterday (Monday) morning. The victim’s body was found in one of the apartments in the Anker Studentbolig complex in downtown Oslo, just across the Aker River from the popular […]

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1/4th of Ethiopia AIDS patients have stopped treatment

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Over a quarter of Ethiopia’s HIV/AIDS patients on drugs are not taking their medicine because of logistical problems but also due to religious beliefs, the head of a treatment body said on Tuesday. Over 40,000 of Ethiopia’s 156,360 HIV/AIDS patients on the life-prolonging medication have discontinued treatment “due to problems of […]

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One man’s quest to build a hospital

By Andra Jackson, watoday.com Abdalla Ahmed [Photo: Penny Stephens] MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — FERRYING passengers around in a Melbourne taxi, Abdalla Ahmed might seem to be one more refugee dreaming of bringing out those he left behind. But Mr Ahmed harbours a grander vision, one that has embraced an entire town in Ethiopia and inspired support […]

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UN and The Netherlands launch a €2.7 million programme to reduce violence against women in Ethiopia

JOINT PRESS RELEASE ‘Women empowerment one of the most profitable social investments imaginable’ ADDIS ABABA – Today the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Kingdom of the Netherlands launch a € 2.7 million programme that aims to reduce violence against women. The three-year programme, which will be managed by UNFPA, will further strengthen an […]

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Faces of Ethiopian famine U.S.-backed dictator cannot hide

(By Alan Taylor, The Boston Glob) — Recent crop failures, drought conditions and the current high price of food have plunged Ethiopia into another food crisis, reminiscent of the famines of 1984-85 which killed over 1 million. People have become so desperate for food that they are eating seeds that were meant for their next […]

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U.N. looks at disbanding Eritrea/Ethiopia peacekeeping force

By Patrick Worsnip, Reuters UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. Security Council considered on Monday a plan to disband its peacekeeping mission to the volatile border between Eritrea and Ethiopia after Eritrea forced most of its troops to go home. The 1,700-strong force could be replaced by a small military observer mission on the Ethiopian side […]

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Machiavellian principles as applied by Meles Zenawi

By H. Menelik In this short article an effort is made to compare Meles Zenaw’s behaviour and actions against Machiavellian principle.I don’t know how historians will judge him, but for me undoubtedly he is the most feared than loved Ethiopian leader. Let’s have a glimpse at some of his behavior and actions. Writing about the […]

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First phase of Aksum Obelisk re-installation successfully completed

UNESCO — The first phase of the re-installation works of the Aksum Obelisk, also known as Stele 2, in its original location at the World Heritage site in Aksum, Ethiopia was completed on 12 June 2008. The first of three blocks of the stele, which stands 24.3 metres high and weighs 152 tons, was successfully […]

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Meles Will Ultimately Fall – Are We Ready?

By Obang Metho The failures of the Meles regime are rapidly accumulating and not only Ethiopians know about it now. The news and incriminating evidence is reaching out into the international community and it will soon become increasingly difficult to suppress and excuse the behavior of this oppressive dictatorship. The pressing question now is whether […]

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Ginbot 7 leaders meet with Ethiopians in Sweden and U.K.

Berhanu Nega and Andargachew Tsege in London Leaders of Ginbot 7 Movement for Justice, Freedom and Democracy continue to tour Europe, meeting with Ethiopians in several European countries, as well as officials of various governments. On Saturday, Dr Berhanu Nega and Ato Chekol Getahun held a town hall meeting in Sweden. On Sunday, Dr Berhanu […]

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Ogaden rebel leader dies

(afrol) — Sheikh Ibrahim Abdalla Mah, the 1991-98 chairman and spiritual leader of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), died this morning in Abu Dhabi. The 67-year-old was among the founding members of the Ethiopian Somali rebel group, now posing a serious threat to the Woyanne army. Mr Ibrahim Abdalla Mohamed “Mah” belonged to the […]

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US Senator Feingold speaks out against the Meles dictatorship

Statement by Senator Russell Feingold [Democrat – Wisconsin: Mr. President, Ethiopia has increasingly been an active participant in the international community and a leader on the African continent–as a charter member of the United Nations, a cofounder of what are now the African Union and Intergovernmental Authority on Development, and a key partner in combating […]

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Zimbabwe opposition leader quits election race (BBC)

Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says he is pulling out of Friday’s presidential run-off. Mr Tsvangirai said there was no point running when elections would not be free and fair and “the outcome is determined by… Mugabe himself”. He called on the global community to step in to prevent “genocide”. But the ruling Zanu-PF said […]

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Donkeys in Ethiopia live only 9 years

This means Woyanne donkeys Addisu Legesse and Kuma Demeksa are living on borrowed time. – – – – – – – – – – – – The Wisdom of Donkeys By Roger Lewis, telegraph.co.uk My donkey Emily was murdered. Well, I say murdered – perhaps it was manslaughter. My brother was having a house built; […]

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UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Calls for Urgent Action

UN ETHIOPIA NEWS ADDIS ABABA – UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Hilde F.Johnson today appealed for a more robust and rapid response to the urgent needs of severely malnourished children in drought-affected areas of Ethiopia. “It is our assessment that the situation in the hardest hit areas is extremely serious,” said Johnson. “Children are now at […]

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‘Time to whip Ethiopian Review into shape’ (Ethiomedia)

Hopefully Ethiomedia doesn’t mind the re-posting of its article about Ethiopian Review here >> – – – – – – – – – – ETHIOMEDIA EDITOR’S NOTE – Ethiomedia has received articles that seriously criticize Elias Kifle, editor of Ethiopian Review, over his remarks that have increasingly become unethical, irresponsible and destructive to the interests […]

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A sign Kenya’s healing its wounds – the new PM’s U.S. visit

EDITOR’S NOTE: It seems Kenya is emerging out of its post-election chaos just a few months ago, unlike Ethiopia, which is on a downward spiral following the 2005 elections. The difference between Kenya and Ethiopia is that the ruling party in Ethiopia, Woyanne, would rather completely destroy the country than give up power. We also […]

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The cycle of failure in Ethiopian politics

A must read piece about the cycle of failure in Ethiopian politics, particularly in regards to the Ethiopian People Revolutionary Party (EPRP), which one Ethiopian scholar referred to as an “organizer of failure.” [Click here for PDF] የውድቀት አዙሪት ከመጸሃፈ ዕዝራስቱኤል ጸሃይ ትወጣለች፤ ጸሃይ ትገባለች፤ ይህ ዘላለማዊ ህግ ነው:: በዚህም መምሸትና መንጋት ሁልጊዜም ይኖራሉ:: ስለዚህ […]

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Treacherous Generosity: Zenawi Ceding the Western Front

By Adane Atanaw In all ages they rise up against us to destroy us; and the Holy One, blessed be He, rescues us from their hands. (The Holly Bible) After long silence, denial and deliberate misinformation, finally in a speech to the so-called parliament, Ato Meles has affirmed unequivocally the transfer of vast Ethiopian farmland […]

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Bulcha Demeksa says Woyanne is a genuine dictatorship

ADDIS ABABA (IPS) – When it was announced last month that the ruling party of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi had swept local polls in this vast Horn of Africa nation, few expressed surprise. Zenawi’s Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) coalition was declared by the country’s national electoral board to have won 559 districts in […]

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Fast living in the Ethiopian highland town of Bekoji

Ejegayehu Dibaba leads her sister Tirunesh (the eventual winner) and another Ethiopian runner, Ayalew Wude, in a 10,000-meter race in Addis Ababa during May’s African Athletics Championships [Photo: Anita Powell / AP] It is half an hour before dawn in the Ethiopian highlands, and most of the town of Bekoji still slumbers in the shadows […]

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Preparations finalized to celebrate Ethiopian Flag Day

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a news from the Ministry of Information. It is a joke by Bereket Simon on the people of Ethiopia. Sialagitibin naw (ሲያላግጥብን ነው). Torn up Ethiopian flag at Bole International Airport, June 2008 (ENA) — Preparation has been finalized to celebrate the first ever ‘Ethiopian Flag Day’ at national level on […]

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Ethiopia buys 1.87 million tonnes of gas oil, jet fuel

LONDON (Reuters) – Ethiopian Petroleum Enterprise (EPE) has bought by tender 1.87 million tonnes of gas oil and jet fuel for July 2008 to June 2009, up 13 percent from a previous purchase, industry sources said on Wednesday. EPE bought 1.32 million tonnes of 0.5 percent gas oil and 550,000 tonnes of jet fuel from […]

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Somali freedom fighters attacked Woyanne army base (BBC)

(BBC) — A mother and two children are among 25 people and 13 civilians, killed in fierce fighting in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, witnesses say. They were killed when a mortar shell landed on their house, neighbours said. The fighting began when 100 insurgents armed with rocket-propelled grenades attacked three government and Ethiopian Woyanne bases […]

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Ethiopians, Somalis face grave risks crossing the Gulf of Aden

(Medecins Sans Frontieres) MADRID, SPAIN — Thousands of Somalis and Ethiopians risk their lives every year to cross the Gulf of Aden to escape from conflict and extreme poverty. The trip is fraught with danger as people are exposed to violence from the smugglers and receive little assistance upon their arrival in Yemen. In its […]

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Senior U.N. official begins visit to Ethiopia to assess drought

UNITED NATIONS — The deputy chief of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) arrived in Ethiopia today for the start of a four-day visit to review the humanitarian situation in the south and southeast of the country, which has become parched by drought. Hilde Johnson, Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF, is expected to meet with […]

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Liya Kebede, beauty inside and out

You might have noticed the Ethiopian Top Model Liya Kebede in magazines, TV commercials or on the Internet. She has been modeling for a while and thanks to her very successful carrier, Liya was ranked eleventh on Forbes’ 2007 “World’s Top-Earning Models” List and fifteenth on the 2008 list. While some of her peers are […]

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PA lawyer seeks to toss evidence against Ethiopian immigrant

By LOU SESSINGER, The Intelligencer PHILADELPHIA — An Ethiopian immigrant awaiting trial in an 8-year-old murder case in Towamencin was in Montgomery County Court on Wednesday as his lawyer attempted to have evidence against him suppressed for use at trial. Yeshtila A. Ameshe, a former gas station attendant from Adelphi, Md., faces charges that include […]

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IDIOT OF THE DAY: Ethiopian president hails China

EDITOR’S NOTE: Why doesn’t the puppet ‘president’ do some thing about the starving children of Ethiopia before congratulating China’s earth quake relief effort? This entitles him to be named “Idiot of the Day.”. Girma Woldegiorgis ADDIS ABABA (Xinhua) — The Chinese government and its leadership’s efficient and timely earthquake relief efforts have gained the praise […]

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The West may not be a safe haven anymore for rights abusers

NEWS RELEASE Human Rights Abusers: “Watch Out, You May Not Find the West a Safe Haven Anymore!” As pleased as the Anuak Justice Council is with the recent decision by Canadian authorities to deny entry into Canada to Omot Obang Olum, the Anuak governor of the Gambella region suspected of complicity in the Anuak massacre […]

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Boy born ‘inside-out’ was saved by a U.K. surgeon

Zerihun Muche with his mother Turieh Berihun (Daily Mail Reporter) — An Ethiopian boy who was born ‘inside-out’ has become the living legacy of actress Natascha McElhone’s plastic surgeon husband, who died of a heart condition last month. Zerihun Muche, five, was born with his bladder and several other internal organs on the outside of […]

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VIDEO: Zenawi’s gruesome crimes in Ogaden

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Lady Liberty became Lady Surrender

Birtukan Mideksa surrendering ceremony It is not a new thing for Ethiopian political leaders to betray their supporters, and the people of Ethiopia, in general. Even the great Hailu Shawel had succumbed to that tradition. So it is not with any shock or surprise we learned about the betrayal of Birtukan Mideksa whom just recently […]

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British Members of Parliament call the Meles regime ‘wicked’

Harry Cohen, a British Member of Parliament, is circulating the following petition among his colleagues that condemns the atroticites of Ethiopia’s brutal dictatorship led by Meles Zenawi and his Tigrean People Liberation Front (Woyanne). Petition: That this House is concerned at the new drought and famine in Ethiopia; and, whilst favouring aid to those innocent […]

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Ana Gomes and colleagues to meet with Berhanu Nega

STRASBOURG, France — Ana Gomes, Member of the Socialist Group in the European Parliament, invites her colleagues to a meeting with Dr. Berhanu Nega, Mayor-elect of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and former senior leader CUD, who was released from prison one year ago. The meeting, aiming at discussing the current political and human rights situation in […]

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UDJ – a party without popular constituency

Some of the leaders of the Coalition for Unity and Democracy Party (Kinijit) have gathered 300 people and formally created a new party named Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ) today in Addis Ababa. See details at Kinijit North America’s web site here. Let’s go straight to the crux of the matter: UDJ by its […]

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Knowledge Sharing Forum held on the theme “Biofuel, a viable alternative source of Energy?”

UN NEWS As part of its Knowledge Sharing initiative,  the UN Country Team in Ethiopia has organized a discussion forum on the theme “Biofuel, a viable alternative source of Energy?” on  Thursday, 5th June 2008 at Sheraton Addis from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  In his opening remarks, Mr. Fidele Sarassoro, the UN Resident Coordinator, […]

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South Africa police attack Ethiopian, other African immigrants

By Scott Baldauf, The Christian Science Monitor Tshwane, South Africa — More than three weeks after beginning, South Africa’s xenophobic attacks continue as the nation’s leaders urge communities to begin bringing African immigrants from other countries back into their communities. Just days after a Mozambican man was burnt alive in the township of Atteridgeville, and […]

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Somali puppet president escapes bomb attack

MOGADISHO, Somalia — A roadside bomb killed two policemen in Mogadishu just minutes after a convoy carrying Somali President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed had driven past, reports said Wednesday. Yusuf has been targeted several times in recent months, including by a mortar attack on his plane as he flew to Djibouti to meet with UN officials […]

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Senior Somali police commander assassinated in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU (Xinhua) — A senior Somali police commander and two of his bodyguards were killed by a roadside bomb Wednesday shortly after the arrival of Somali President Abdullahi Yusuf backto Mogadishu, a Somali government official confirmed to reporters on Wednesday. Lieutenant Colonel Hassan Mohamed Wasuge, head of the Western Section of Mogadishu police command and […]

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World Bank urges Ethiopia to update farming systems

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Drought-ravaged Ethiopia should improve its “backward” farming systems to curb acute food shortages, which have left millions of people in need of urgent humanitarian aid, a top World Bank official said on Wednesday. About 4.5 million Ethiopians need emergency food aid due to poor seasonal rains and high food prices in […]

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UNCT in collaboration with the FHAPCO launched the first CoP (HIV/AIDS) on May 29 2008

UN News The Ethiopian HIV Knowledge Sharing Network: Community of Practice, a joint initiative of the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) and Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office (HAPCO) was launched on May 29 during a one-day workshop held at the conference center of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. The keynote address by […]

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Grape harvests a short distance away from starving children

The Castel Group, France’s largest wine producer, currently harvests massive quantities of grapes just a short distance away from areas where hundreds of thousands of children die from starvation. If there is drought in southern Ethiopia, as we are told by the Meles regime and the international media, how is it possible for the French […]

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Inside Mogadishu: One journalist’s dangerous journey

ABC News Talks With Aidan Hartley, the Man Behind ‘Warlords Next Door?’ By DANA HUGHES, ABC News British author and journalist Aidan Hartley has been covering Somalia for nearly 20 years. He recently released a TV documentary called “Warlords Next Door?” which spawned controversy when it aired last month on the Britain’s Channel 4. “Warlords” […]

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The armies of Woyanne and Eritrea a football pitch apart

NAIROBI, June 17 (Reuters) – The armies of feuding Horn of Africa neighbours Ethiopia Woyanne and Eritrea are “less than a football pitch” apart, risking a catastrophic new war on their border, a think-tank warned on Tuesday. The latest in a string of recent international warnings over tensions between Ethiopia Woyanne and Eritrea — who […]

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Addis Ababa newspapers found a way to thrive

The few newspapers that are struggling to survive in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa under constant harassement from security forces of the Meles dictatorship have found a way to thrive in the past few weeks: Put Berhanu Nega’s photo on their front page. Last week’s editions of Fitih, Awramba and Enbilta newspapers were sold out the […]

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VOA interviews Prof. Alemayehu on secret land deal

Prof. Alemayehu Gebremariam talks about the secret border re-demarcation agreement between Woyanne and al-Bashir that gave away tens of thousands of square kilometers of land to Sudan. Click here to listen. Forward to 16:32.

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We own a piece of the Obama campaign

By Hanna Tamrat We all talk about owning a piece of Obama’s campaign. But that kind of talk didn’t hit home with me until my sister a few days after Obama’s historic nomination speech called me and left a voicemail message saying: “Congratulations!” For a split of a second while listening to the message, I […]

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UDJ receives permission to hold meeting

Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ) has received permission yesterday to hold its general meeting this week, probably Wednesday, according to ER sources. They are also told that they are restricted to their office. They cannot hold a meeting in a hotel or any other place outside of their office. Woyanne has allowed UDJ to […]

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Hailu Shawel held meeting with women, youth in Addis

EPRP web sites have reported today that the discredited former chairman of the Coalition for Unity and Democracy Party (Kinijit), Ato Hailu Shawel, held a meeting with Addis Ababa’s youth and women. It is reported that some 200 people attended the meeting on Sunday, June 15. Where are the youth? Where are the women? As […]

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Tegbar respectfully disagrees with Prof. Mesfin Woldemariam

STATEMENT FROM TEGBAR June 16, 2007 In his interview with Ethiopian Current Affairs on Sunday, June 15, Ethiopia’s most distinguished human rights activist Prof. Mesfin Woldemariam has made some assertions that Tegbar for Unity and Democracy (Tegbar) respectfully disagrees with. Issue 1: Prof. Mesfin said: “Ethiopians have not yet started the ‘peaceful struggle’.” Following the […]

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Plans to develop coal reserve in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Trade and Industry Minister of Ethiopia plans to develop its vast coal reserves in the west of the country for fertilizer and power generation, at an estimated cost of $730 million. Girma Birru said his ministry had signed an agreement with state-owned China National Complete Plant Import & Export Corporation (COMPLANT) […]

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VIDEO: Woyanne’s attempt to cover up famine, other news

The Woyanne dictatorship’s attempt to cover up the ongoing famine in Ethiopia; Woyanne atrocities in Ogaden and Somalia, fighting in Ogaden, TPDM’s congress… and other news from EriTV. Watch below.

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Ginbot 7 condemns Zenawi’s crimes in Ogaden

PRESS RELEASE BY GINBOT 7 MOVEMENT FOR DEMOCRACY AND JUSTICE [Click here for Amharic version] Ginbot 7 strongly Condemns the Appalling Crime against humanity Perpetrated by the Meles Zenawi Dictatorial Regime in the Ogaden region. Human Rights Watch, a respected and credible human rights advocacy group, in its well-documented report has accused the tyrannical regime […]

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Mugabe says ready to hand power to a party faithful

EDITORS NOTE: It is true that Mugabe is another bloodsucking African dictator. But the British are worse. They have done more harm to Zimbabawe, and Africa, in general, than 100 Mugabes could possible have done. Take a look at what they are doing in Ethiopia and Somalia through their mercenaries Meles Zenawi and Abdullahi Yusuf […]

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Famine: Zenawi’s stealth weapon of genocide and repression

By Selam Beyene, Ph.D. The conscience of the world is challenged once again by the outrageous crimes of Meles Zenawi, who is using famine as a weapon of mass destruction and economic exploitation against the very people that he has ruled with an iron fist for almost two decades. Without regard to repeated calls for […]

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Is Ethiopia really enjoying economic development?

By Dr Seid Hassan Many Ethiopians, especially those in the Diaspora community have been and still are puzzled by two contradictory phenomena regarding the Ethiopian economy. On the one hand, the ruling party, the EPDRF, has been reporting record-breaking growth rates of the Ethiopian economy, year-after-year. Year after year, we have been informed that the […]

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UDJ’s willful submission to slavery

Ato Gizachew Shiferraw, chairman of the UDJ general assembly organizing committee, told Kinijit North America officials that the Meles regime’s security forces have dispersed the party’s delegates on Saturday. First, the delegates, about 400 of them, went to the Imperial Hotel in Addis Ababa Saturday morning. When they were told they cannot hold a meeting […]

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Ethiopian soloist Meklit Hadero performs in San Francisco

Meklit Hadero A few years ago, Meklit Hadero was doing a 9-to-5 administrative gig at the Haas Foundation here and taking private vocal lessons on the side. The sweet-voiced, Ethiopian-born Yale graduate wasn’t figuring on a singing career. But after an unforgettable night at the funky little Red Poppy Art House on Folsom Street, music […]

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Security forces told UDJ it cannot hold a meeting

Statement from Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ) June 13, 2008 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia At about 4:00 PM today, the police told Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ) — former CUDP — that it cannot hold its Founding Congress which was scheduled to be held at the Imperial Hotel tomorrow, Saturday, June 14, 2008. Their […]

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British MP condemns UK and US support to the Meles regime

British Member of Parliament George Galloway calls to question the U.K. and U.S. support to the dictatorship in Ethiopia and the over all policy on Africa. It is a must watch video.

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NBC’s Tim Russert dies at 58

EDITOR’S NOTE: Very sad. Our condolences to his family and colleagues. Tim was a role model for ER as far as making politicians accountable. By Howard Kurtz and William Branigin, Washington Post Tim Russert, the Democratic operative turned NBC commentator who revolutionized Sunday morning television and infused journalism with his passion for politics, died this […]

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UPDATE: Woyanne tries to prevent UDJ’s general assembly

The Imperial Hotel in Addis Ababa told leaders of Unity for Democracy and Justice Party (UDJ) today that they cannot hold their meeting tomorrow because the Woyanne regime has ordered them to cancel it. UDJ has been planning to hold its General Assembly meeting Saturday and Sunday at the Imperial Hotel in Addis Ababa where […]

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