Monthly Archives: October 2008

Ethiopia’s endangered wolves are dying of rabies

Ethiopian Wolves, one of Ethiopia’s most endemic mammals, are currently dying because of a rabies outburst in the Bale Mountains National Park. The main habitat for the Ethiopian Wolf are areas 3200 ms above sea level, namely Abune Josseph Mountain, Semine Mountains National Park, Guasa Menze Gera heather moorlands, Arsi and Bale Mountains. The planet’s […]

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10 reasons why McCain might win

John Podhoretz, Commentary Magazine This is why it might happen. Not saying it will. 1) One poll has undecided voters at 14 percent on the last weekend, which means most of them probably really aren’t undecided, that they are either going to stay home or vote preponderantly for McCain and pull McCain across the finish […]

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Gallup: Obama’s lead widens some on all bases

PRINCETON, NJ — The political landscape could be improving for Barack Obama in the waning days of the campaign. Gallup Poll Daily tracking from Oct. 28-30 shows him with an eight percentage point lead over John McCain among traditional likely voters — 51% to 43% — his largest margin to date using this historical Gallup […]

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How technology used to exploit Africa – must read

By Philip Emeagwali According to history books, gun-wielding European slave traders kidnapped one in five Africans and transported them across the oceans to the Americas. A less visible, but no means less drastic technological tool of suppression, is the compass, a device used worldwide for navigation. In the same way that Britain used its maritime […]

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Indian cultural music group tours Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (APA) – An Indian cultural music group has arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for a two-week cultural tour in the country, APA learnt here on Friday. The Indian embassy in Ethiopia said that the team is in the country as part of the celebration of the Ethio-Indian 60-year diplomatic relation. Accordingly, the […]

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Huge traffic from Drudge Report crashes Ethiopian Review

The popular U.S. news web site, Drudge Report, has linked a report that is published on Ethiopian Review today. A few house later, Ethiopian Review’s powerful server was overloaded and crashed several times. The site was accessed over 18,000 times in just two hours. After mounting powerful dedicated servers, we never thought EthiopianReview.com would crash […]

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EPPF restructuring continues; Mussie Tegegn is replaced

Chairman of the Ethiopian People’s Patriotic Front (EPPF), Arbegna Meazaw Getu, has announced that the executive committee has decided to relieve Dr Mussie Tegegn from his responsibility as head of external relations. The letter signed by Arbegna Meazaw states that effective Oct. 28, Dr Mussie cannot represent EPPF in any capacity, and that another person […]

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The Reporter’s editor Amare Aregawi attacked

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA – Editor-in-Chief of The Reporter, Ato Amare Aregawi, was beaten up today in Addis Ababa by at least three unknown individuals. Sources told Ethiopian Review that Amare was shot, not just beaten up. He is critically wounded and currently receiving treatment at the Hayat Clinic. There is a speculation that Amare was […]

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ETC Launches Bandwidth Upgrading Project

By Tizita Kebede The Daily Monitor The Ethiopian Telecommunication Corporation (ETC) announced on Wednesday its plans to start off operation of installed high-tech multi-inclusive equipments, and thus entertain about 6.5 million more customers during the current fiscal year. While conferring with local media regarding the corporation’s performance assessment report at ETC’s head office, Amare Amsalu, […]

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Arrest allegations in Florida judge's election race

By Julie Montanaro, WCTV.tv TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – A candidate for Leon County Judge is under fire as sources tell Eyewitness News, she has a felony arrest on her record. Nina Ashenafi Richardson, a native of Ethiopia, was the top vote getter in the primary and she calls the allegations nothing but an effort to smear […]

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2 Ethiopian parents in Minneapolis ordered to leave U.S.

By Brady Gervais, TwinCities.com Negussie Bussa and Leyouwerk Tsegaye must decide: Leave their two youngest daughters behind to an uncertain future when they are deported, or take them to the couple’s native Ethiopia where they fear possible death. The Roseville couple and their four daughters face the possibility of being split after federal courts rejected […]

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Barack Obama's family in Kenya stops media interviews

By ERIC OLOO The Kenya family of US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has halted all media engagements until after the US presidential election on November 4 . The move has been taken to give Obama’s paternal grandmother, Mama Sarah Onyango Obama a break, according to a family member Mr Said Obama. In the recent […]

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Gallup: Obama lead among likely voters 5 to 7 points

PRINCETON, NJ — Barack Obama holds a statistically significant lead over John McCain in both Gallup likely voter models, according to Oct. 27-29 Gallup Poll Daily tracking. In the traditional model, which defines likely voters based on current voting intention and past voting behavior, Obama holds a 50% to 45% lead. In the expanded model, […]

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Tokyo Women's Marathon announces elite field of running

Derartu Tulu and Elfenesh Alemu of Ethiopia are among them. By Brett Larner On Oct. 28 the Tokyo International Women’s Marathon announced the elite field for the event’s 30th and final running, to take place Nov. 16. Top domestic runners Yoko Shibui, Yuri Kano, Yoshimi Ozaki and others will face off for slots on the […]

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Tuskegee University gets over $1.2M awarded to nursing program

Tuskegee, Alabama – Tuskegee University’s Nursing Program in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health was recently awarded a $1,279,302, three-year grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grant was awarded for the Nursing Workforce Diversity Project. This initiative addresses Title VIII […]

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Meles begs the international community to save him

EDITOR’S NOTE: Dictator Meles Zenawi is begging the international community to save him from his Somalia debacle. Did the international community ask this chigaram Woyanne to invade Somalia in the first place? He cannot even feed his own people in Tigray, but he talks about failure of the Somalia puppet leaders. (MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS) […]

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Poll gives McCain lead in Florida early voting

EDITOR’S NOTE: Obama campaign and supporters better not be complacent. Every body should be running scared in these last few days. BY JIM ASH, FLORIDA TODAY TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Charlie Crist is taking heat from fellow Republicans for a last-minute decision to extend early voting in Florida, but any Democratic advantage might not be as […]

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Obama holds leads in key swing states as election nears

By Michael Duffy, TIME With less than a week of campaigning left, Democrat Barack Obama is holding stable or growing leads over Republican John McCain in Nevada, North Carolina and Ohio, according to a new set of TIME/CNN battleground-state polls conducted by Opinion Research Corp. Obama leads McCain among likely voters by 51% to 47% […]

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Ethiopian Airlines sets new sales targets

By Helen Massy-Beresford PARIS (Reuters) – Ethiopian Airlines is setting a new target of sales of “at least” $1.5 billion by 2015 after coming close to its achieving its 2010 aim of $1 billion sales this year, chief executive Girma Wake told Reuters on Thursday. The airline is expanding even as its counterparts in more […]

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Florida: Suspects in Ethiopian BP owner shooting arrested

By Anthony Anamelechi, Tallahassee.com QUNICY, FLORIDA – A tip from the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office helped Quincy police arrest two suspects in the Oct. 8 shooting of a local businessman. Lewlis Telsusca, 35, and Tamika Reese, 21, were arrested Tuesday in connection to the robbery of the BP gas station at 504 W. Jefferson St. […]

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Kenyan basketball team continues its winning streak in Addis Ababa

By Hallygan Agade, KBC Kenyan teams continued with their winning streak in the second day of the Africa Zone Five basketball championships in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. National men’s champions KCB Lions narrowly trounced Ethiopia’s Marine 71-69 after a 34-27 lead at half time. KCB beat hosts Etho- Investment 89-60 in their opening match on Tuesday. […]

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Ethiopia’s dictator reshuffles cabinet

By Argaw Ashine, NATION Ethiopian Prime Minister dictator Meles Zenawi has reshuffled his 15-member cabinet, including key ministries of Defence, Justice and Agriculture. Zenawi, who returned on Wednesday from an Inter-Governmental Summit in Nairobi, appointed nine new ministers and presented them to Ethiopian parliament on Thursday. He has appointed Siraj Fergesa, former Federal Affairs Minister, […]

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Video: A colonel defects from the Woyanne army

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Somali Prime Minister says Woyanne is causing problems

MareegOnline NAIROBI, KENYA – Somali Prime Minister Nur Hasan Hussein (Nur Adde) has told some Somali MPs that the Ethiopian government Woyanne was causing trouble for the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia (TFG) The prime minister issued this remarks following a meeting with the foreign ministers of IGAD (Inter-Governmental Authority for development) chaired by Ethiopia […]

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What does Obama’s election mean to Ethiopia – Amharic

ባራክ ኦባማ መመረጡንስ ይመረጡ፤ ለእኛ ግን ያው “በገሌ ነው” ከምሕረት ሰጠኝ pdf ሴናተር ባራክ ኦባማ የመጀመሪያው ጥቁር የአሜሪካ ፕሬዝዳንት ሆነው ቢመረጡ ታላቅ ታሪካዊ ሁኔታ እንደሚሆን አይጠረጠርም። አሜሪካ ውስጥ ለዘመናት በጥቁሮች ዘር ላይ ከባርነት አንስቶ ከፍተኛ ጭቆና፣አድልዎና ንቀት እንዲሁም በርካታ ኢሰብአዊና ዘግናኝ በደሎች ሲፈጸሙባቸው የቆዩ በመሆኑ፤አሜሪካ ውስጥ ከጥቁሮች ዘር የወጣ ሰው ፕሬዝዳንት ሆኖ ለመመረጥ ከቻለ፤አሜሪካ ውስጥ […]

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For many U.S. voters in African Diaspora the economy is top concern

By William Eagle, VOA Nearly two million immigrants have come to the United States in the last 30 years. Hundreds of thousands are registered voters who are expected to go to the polls next week to choose a new US president, as well as state legislators and local officials. William Eagle asked some African voters […]

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Zenebech Injera – ‘best Ethiopian food’ in DC

By Josh Novikoff, DCist.com In a DCist interview several weeks ago, Tyler Cowen declared that Zenebech Injera at 6th and T Streets NW was serving up the best Ethiopian food in town. We put the advice of the economics professor/ethnic eats guru to the test. On a sunny Friday afternoon, a steady stream of customers […]

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African Union said Aid to Africa could fall due to global crisis

By Barry Malone ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (Reuters) – Developed countries are planning to cut aid to Africa due to the global financial crisis, a senior African Union (AU) commissioner said on Wednesday. While Africa is relatively protected from the global turmoil as African banks are less exposed to credit risk, analysts believe there could be […]

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Video: Ere Bati Bati – sweet!

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U.S. Attorney General awards an Ethiopian for outstanding job

Attorney General Michael Mukasey recognizes Department employees and others for their service at Annual Awards Ceremony. Tsedey C. Berhanu, a native of Ethiopia, is one of those who were recognized for outstanding service. WASHINGTON, DC – United States Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey recognized 250 Department employees for their distinguished public service today at the […]

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President Girma asks the public to take good care of trees

EDITOR’S NOTE: Why doesn’t the fat pig talk about the children in Ethiopia who are dying of starvation while he stuffs his face 20 times a day? Here, according to WIC, a Woyanne propaganda outlet, the fake president talks about taking care of tree seedlings. ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (WIC) – President Girma Woldegiorgis called upon […]

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Protest against genocide in Ogaden – London, Nov 12

After the Holocaust the world said ‘never again to genocide’ yet our will to prevent the murder and distruction of particular people was not sufficient to stop further genocide in this world to present day. To day in Ogaden a bloody war fought by Woyanne government in Ethiopia against the Ogaden civilian, the merciless Woyane […]

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5 Suicide Bomb Attacks Hit Somalia

By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN, New York Times NAIROBI, Kenya — Suicide attacks rocked government and United Nations offices in two regions of northern Somalia on Wednesday, killing or wounding dozens of people and shattering a sense of relative calm there, according to officials and witnesses. Five suicide car bomb attackers struck within fifteen minutes in Hargeisa, […]

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Ethiopians to boycott UDJ visit in Europe

Leaders of the Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ) will travel to Europe starting Nov 7 next week. The delegation is headed by UDJ chairperson Wzt. Birtukan Mideksa. The countries they plan to visit include Germany, U.K., Sweden, Belgium and Holland. After breaking all the promises Wzt. Birtukan and her comrades made — including sticking […]

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Ethiopians in Virginia go the extra mile for Obama

By Eboni Farmer, The Hilltop The power of the vote means so much to Mike Endale that he co-founded the D.C. chapter of Ethiopians for Obama — and he isn’t even eligible to vote during this election. Endale, who immigrated to the United States eight years ago, said that when Sen. Barack Obama declared his […]

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Gallup: The gap between Obama and McCain narrows

PRINCETON, NJ — The gap between Barack Obama and John McCain in Gallup Poll Daily tracking from Saturday through Monday has narrowed slightly, and Obama is now at 49% of the vote to 47% for McCain among likely voters using Gallup’s traditional model, and at 51% to 44% using Gallup’s expanded model. Both candidates continued […]

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U.S. Navy and Ethiopian partners dedicate refurbished school

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia- Navy Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4, based out of Naval Base Ventura County, Calif. attended the dedication ceremony of the Abadir Primary School in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on October 16, 2008. With the support of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. Embassy and the 489th Civil […]

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Ethiopian writers among recipients of ‘Grinzane for Africa Prize’

By Binyam Tamene, The Daily Monitor ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA – The first edition of the award “Grinzane for Africa,” an African version of the prestigious Italian literary prize, bestowed upon three figures of contemporary African literature, including the famous writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o of Kenya, on Friday. The award presented by the Italian Embassy in […]

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Kuwait loans Ethiopia $25 million to build roads in Tigray

EDITOR’S NOTE: In southern Ethiopia, children cannot even go to school because they are too weak from hunger to attend classes. ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (APA) – The Ethiopian government The Woyanne tribal junta in Ethiopia and the Kuwait Government on Tuesday signed a loan agreement worth over 25 million dollars for the the construction of […]

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Woyannes chew out their puppet regime in Somalia

By LUCAS BARASA and JAMI MAKAN, THE DAILY NATION – NAIROBI, KENYA – Five countries have taken the Somali Transitional Federal Government leaders to task over their failure to end turmoil in the country. The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (Igad) council of ministers chairman Seyoum Mesfin, who is Ethiopia’s Woyanne Foreign Affairs minister, and his […]

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'American Corner' in Jimma, Ethiopia

Dancers and musicians welcome U.S. Embassy spokesman Michael McClellan to the opening of an American Corner library in Jimma, Ethiopia (photo: U.S. State Department) JIMMA, ETHIOPIA – When Michael McClellan, spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, stepped off a plane in the Ethiopian highland city of Jimma on October 24 and walked […]

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Ethiopia: The army is led by a tribal junta

Source: The Indian Ocean Newsletter Since the EPRDF came to power in Addis Ababa in 1991, the Ethiopian army has been dominated by more seasoned Tigrayan officers who are members or sympathizers of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (Woyanne, hard core of the governing coalition). This preeminence was further confirmed by the promotion of 12 […]

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19 people die in bus accident on Addis Ababa – Awassa road

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (APA) – Police is investigating a bus accident late Monday evening that killed 19 and seriously wounded 10, sources said here Tuesday. At least 19 people died Tuesday when a bus travelling from Addis Ababa to Hawasa city, 275 kilometres south ca accident in Ethiopian town, police said here on Tuesday. Police […]

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Ethiopians in Denver make their country proud

Ethiopians in Denver, Colorado, have built a magnificent church, and earlier this month they hosted the North America Ethiopian Demera celebration during the Meskel holiday. The church, Dagmawit Gishen Mariam, they built is simply awesome. They did all this while keeping Woyanne cadres at bay and staying loyal to the legitimate patriarch of the Ethiopian […]

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Woyanne foreign minister blames Somali leadership for defeat

EDITOR’S NOTE: It is good to see Woyannes get their butt kicked in Somalia. Ethiopian Review would like to remind the world that the war in Somalia is between the Meles crime family and the Somali people since Ethiopia currently has no legitimate government. NAIROBI (AFP) — Ethiopia Woyanne, whose forces toppled an Islamist regime […]

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Obama and the prospects for democracy in Ethiopia

By F. Hager Barack Obama will become the next president of the United States if all goes well in the next few days. Many Ethiopian-Americans are exuberant about the changes he will bring to America. They also hope his election will end the Bush Administration’s support for tyranny in Ethiopia. But will an Obama administration […]

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Afro 105.3 FM radio to launch in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA – Afro, an English language radio station in Ethiopia, is to start test transmissions on FM from the end of November with music and programs for 18 hours a day. The new station will beam on FM 105.3 and is established by Addis Alemayehu and his wife, Martha Wondimu, with capital of […]

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Plot to kill presidential candidate Barack Obama foiled

By Jeff Coen, Chicago Tribune Federal prosecutors in Tennessee have charged two self-described white supremacists with making threats against Sen. Barack Obama, alleging the men talked about wearing white top hats and tuxedos when they would try to kill the Democratic presidential nominee. Daniel Cowart, 20, of Tennessee and Paul Schlesselman, 18, of Arkansas, also […]

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TOP 25 U.S. daily newspapers

NEW YORK Here are the top 25 daily papers ranked for the six-month period ending September 2008 based on a Monday-through-Friday average, according to the new FAS-FAX from the Audit Bureau of Circulations released today. The percent change compares this period to the same period a year ago. USA TODAY — 2,293,310 — 0.01% THE […]

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Gallup: Obama continues to lead by five to 10 points

PRINCETON, NJ — Gallup Poll Daily tracking from Friday through Sunday finds Barack Obama with a five percentage point lead over John McCain, 50% to 45%, in the presidential preferences of likely voters using Gallup’s traditional model. He enjoys a more ample 10-point lead, 53% to 43%, using Gallup’s expanded model. Today’s traditional likely voters […]

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Video: Azeb Mesfin says ‘we are not thieves’

This must be joke of the year. Meles Zenawi’s wife, Azeb Mesfin, the ‘mother of corruption’ in Ethiopia tells an interviewer that she and her dictator husband have barely enough money to pay for their children’s school.

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One Week Away from Change in America – by Barack Obama

By Barack Obama CANTON, OHIO – One week. After decades of broken politics in Washington, eight years of failed policies from George Bush, and twenty-one months of a campaign that has taken us from the rocky coast of Maine to the sunshine of California, we are one week away from change in America. In one […]

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Gete Wami of Ethiopia looks to rebound in New York Marathon

Gete Wami, right, and Paula Radcliffe, who edged Wami in the 2007 New York City Marathon. [Photo: Frank Franklin II/AP] By LIZ ROBBINS, The New York Times One year the marathon fates can be charitable, the next year, crushing. Such is the fickle sport Gete Wami chose for her career when she was a teenager […]

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Federal agents disrupt plot to assassinate Obama

By LARA JAKES JORDAN WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents have broken up a plot to assassinate Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and shoot or decapitate 102 black people in a Tennessee murder spree, the ATF said Monday. In court records unsealed Monday, federal agents said they disrupted plans to rob a gun store and target […]

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Ethiopia: Tirunesh Dibaba weds Sileshi Sihine in day-long colorful ceremony

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (APA) – Beijing Olympics double gold medal winner Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia has married fallow athlete Sileshi Sihine, with thousands of people gracing the colourful occasion held in the capital Addis Ababa on Sunday. Those attending the public wedding including officials from the IAAF, the world wide athletics governing body. The weeding […]

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2 South Africans get 10 years for killing Ethiopian

By Lynn Shaw, THE HERALD PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA – Two Uitenhage men convicted of culpable homicide after the death of an immigrant from Ethiopia were each sentenced to 10 years‘ imprisonment by the Port Elizabeth High Court. Dumisani Makuleni, 20, and Simphiwe January, 33, of KwaNobuhle, were also sentenced to 10 and 15 years […]

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Insurgents reject UN-backed deal for Somalia

MOGADISHU (AFP) Somalia’s radical insurgents on Monday vowed to fight on despite Addis Ababa’s Woyanne’s pledge to respect a UN-sponsored deal reached a day earlier that allows for a pullback of Ethiopian TPLF troops Thugs. The Somali government and an Islamist opposition umbrella group on Sunday agreed to implement a dormant June ceasefire, paving the […]

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Woyanne troops to relocate under Somalia ceasefire deal

EDITOR’S NOTE: Woyannes are already withdrawing in defeat. This is just a face saving attempt. By Alisha Ryu, VOA Somalia’s Ethiopia-backed transitional government has agreed on a date for the withdrawal of Ethiopian Woyanne troops from two major Somali cities in a new cease-fire deal between the government and an opposition faction. But VOA Correspondent […]

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Interview with Ginbot 7 offical Andargachew Tsege

[podcast]http://www.ethiopianreview.info/audio/andargachew_tsege_interview_10262008.mp3[/podcast] It’s been six months since Ginbot 7 Movement for Freedom and Democracy in Ethiopia was formed. In June 2007, EthiopianReview.com wrote (read here) that the new movement has less than 6 months to prove itself. Did it prove itself to be a viable opposition party? What did it accomplish so far and what is […]

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Biting the Hands That Feed Millions

By Alemayehu G. Mariam NGOs as the New “Whipping Boys”? If you can’t feed your people, bite the hands that feed them. That seems to be the metaphysics (first principles that define reality) of the Zenawi regime. Oxfam, Save the Children, Food for the Hungry International, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent, Medecins Sans […]

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Intense fighting erupts as Somali fighters ambush TPLF thugs

By Bonny Apunyu, SomaliNet Intense battle erupted on Saturday morning in Somalia in an area between Lego and Yaqbariweyne in the Bay region (south) when Al-Shabaab forces ambushed Ethiopian TPLF and Somali government troops heading to the capital, Mogadishu, residents said. Sheikh Muqtar Robow Abu Mansorsaid, Al-Shabaab spokesman told reporters in a teleconference that their […]

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Adilo Roba of Ethiopia wins Eurasia Marathon in Istanbul

ISTANBUL, TURKY – Adilo Kasime Roba of Ethiopia won the men’s event at the 30th International Eurasia Marathon in İstanbul on Sunday. Roba finished with a time of 2:11:16. Lishan Yigezu Fanta of Ethiopia came in second at 2:11:37, while Iaroslav Musinchi of Moldova was third with 2:11:43. In the women’s event, Nailya Yulamanova of […]

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Ogaden and Somalia ‘forgotten tragedies’ – Donald Payne

PRESS RELESE U.S. Congress Subcommittee on Africa Chairman Donald Payne calls Ogaden and Somalia “The Forgotten Tragedies” Tenth District Representative Donald M. Payne, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs’ Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health, issued the following statement on Oct. 23, 2008 “Innocent civilians continue to suffer in the Ogaden region of Ethiopia. No one […]

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A day in the life of Haile GebreSelassie

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA – Haile GebreSelassie is an Ethiopian long distance track and road running athlete. Gebrselassie has achieved major competition wins at distances between 1500 metres and the marathon, moving from outdoor, indoor and cross country running to road running in the latter part of his career. He has broken 26 world records and […]

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Ethiopia: Ginbot 7 on hot seat – Interview, Sunday 2 PM

It’s been six months since Ginbot 7 Movement for Freedom and Democracy in Ethiopia was formed. In June 2007, EthiopianReview.com wrote (read here) that the new movement has less than 6 months to prove itself. Did it prove itself to be a viable opposition party? What did it accomplish so far and what is it […]

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Ethiopians in DC protest Woyanne war crimes in Ogaden

WASHINGTON DC – Ethiopians in Washington DC held a rally to protest the widespread human rights violation against innocent civilians and systematic repression of ethnic Somalis that is taking place in the Ogaden region of Ethiopia. As reported by the international media and the recent extensive report made public by Human Rights Watch, in areas […]

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Top 10 items on UDJ’s To Do List

Fresh off their successful event, “Poety night” with the ‘youth league,’ below are the top 10 events Birtukan Mideksa and her UDJ (Andinet Party) are currently organizing: 10. Non Violence Poetry night Part II 9. Peaceful stand up comedy night 8. Non violence Magic Show 7. Peaceful Baking Contest 6. Peaceful Dance Contest 5. Non […]

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Video: ‘Balageru’ by Gossaye and Ephrem

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Sudan kidnappers want Chinese oil firms out of the country

KHARTOUM (AFP) — Kidnappers of nine Chinese oil workers seized near a disputed oil district in Sudan want Chinese oil firms to leave the area in return for the hostages’ release, a pan-Arab newspaper reported on Friday. “We don’t have any material demands. We want Chinese companies to leave the region immediately because they work […]

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Elias Wondimu profiled in ‘Who’s Who in Black Los Angeles’

Tsehai Publishers’ Elias Wondimu Among 2008 Honorees of “Who’s Who in Black Los Angeles” Elias Wondimu, the publisher and editorial director of the Tsehai Publishers and Marymount Institute Press, is profiled in the inaugural edition of Who’s Who In Black Los Angeles. The book was released by Who’s Who Publishing Company, the nation’s largest annual […]

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Video: A glimpse of Addis Ababa by German photographer

Stick in ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA Just a quick one, two days. Two intense ones, though. So many people, so much car exhaust…you gotta like your daily dose of CO2 if you want to spend time there (what’s this ridiculous EU-commission obsession with lowering emissions all about anyway? It’s pointless once you’ve seen this.). The land […]

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Circus Party for Ethiopia – Pittsburgh, Oct 26

Zany Umbrella Circus in conjunction with the One Love Theater from Ethiopia presents: Circus Party for Ethiopia Icehouse Artists’ Studios in Lawrenceville 100 43rd St, Pittsburgh PA 15201 USA Sunday, October 26, 6:30PM Proceeds will promote youth activities in Ethiopia. Suggested donation: $5. ALSO that weekend, master dancer, Tesfay Tekalu from Ethiopia will present an […]

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Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi suspends Mauritania

COTONOU, BENNIN – Ethiopian prime minister dictator announces Mauritania’s suspension from African Peer Review Mechanism. Mauritania has been suspended from the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), Ethiopian Prime Minister dictator Meles Zenawi, announced Saturday at the opening of the ARPM summit in Cotonou, Benin’s capital. “In pursuance of the African Union’s decision to suspend Mauritania, […]

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U.N. council considers action in Eritrea-Djibouti dispute

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council is considering stepping up the pressure on Eritrea to avoid a renewal of fighting in the Horn of Africa between Asmara and its neighbor Djibouti, diplomats said on Friday. Djibouti accused neighboring Eritrea of moving troops across the border in June, triggering several days […]

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Land O’Lakes, Inc. collaborates with farmers in Ethiopia

ARDEN HILLS, MINNEAPOLIS – The global fight against HIV/AIDS has received a boost from a partnership between Ethiopian dairy farmers and Land O’Lakes, Inc., supported by funding from the President’s Emergency Program for HIV/AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Working together, Land O’Lakes — a U.S. food and agricultural cooperative with annual sales of approximately $10 billion — […]

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Addis Ababa to Khartoum highway completed

A highway linking the capital cities of Sudan and Ethiopia has been completed. The land transport will help promote trade, increase economic exchange and investment opportunities between them. The highway will also enable them to begin a road transportation service to and from the countries. Currently, many Sudanese investors are investing in Ethiopian leather and […]

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The plight of donkeys in Ethiopia

A heart-rending dispatch from Ethiopia reveals the plight of donkeys – at the hands of the people who need them most Animal-lover Liz Jones travels to Ethiopia and finds that when people are desperate, animals suffer even more. Ever since I was five years old, I have loved horses. I had a poster of a […]

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Volunteer wins award for work in Ethiopia

Wetherby News WETHERBY, UK – A dedicated volunteer from East Witton, England, has been commended for her work with an international sight charity. Michele de Vaal, 54, received an outstanding contribution award from Vision Aid Overseas, which provides free eye tests and glasses to people in some of the world’s most deprived areas. As well […]

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Amazing mathematical imagery by Dejenie Lakew

Amazing mathematical imagery by Virginia State University professor Dejenie Lakew, a native of Ethiopia. See more images here.

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Canada Government no longer trusted to help free Canadian jailed in Ethiopia

By Louisa Taylor The Ottawa Citizen The cousin of a Canadian being held in an Ethiopian jail says an official from the Department of Foreign Affairs urged him yesterday to keep the case “low-key” because Canada is doing its best behind the scenes to help Bashir Makhtal. However, following the Iacobucci report on the role […]

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Ethiopia: Interview with Ginbot 7 official – Sunday 2 PM

It’s been six months since Ginbot 7 Movement for Freedom and Democracy in Ethiopia was formed. In June 2007, EthiopianReview.com wrote (read here) that the new movement has less than 6 months to prove itself. Did it prove itself to be a viable opposition party? What did it accomplish so far and what is it […]

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Ethiopia Inflation Rate Fell to 59.6% in September

By Jason McLure ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (Bloomberg) — Ethiopia’s annual inflation rate declined to 59.6 percent in September from 61.7 percent in August, the Central Statistical Agency said. Food prices increased by 80.9 percent, slower than the annualized rate of 85 percent in August, the Addis Ababa-based agency said in a report handed to Bloomberg […]

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Sudan apologizes to Woyanne over party raid

KHARTOUM (AFP) — Sudan has apologised to Ethiopia Woyanne after police arrested the Ethiopian Woyanne military attaché’s sister and impounded liquor from the diplomat’s home in the capital Khartoum, an Sudanese official said on Friday. Sharia law applies in predominantly Muslim northern Sudan, and alcohol is officially banned. “The foreign ministry officially apologised to the […]

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GHaile ebreSelassie and other top runners ready for Dubai Marathon

UAE (BI) – Runners from across the world have been quick to sign up for the 2009 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon following the announcement that Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia will launch an attempt on his own world record time in the Emirate, a press release said. Entries for the event, scheduled for 16 January 2009, […]

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National Bank of Ethiopia loses $27 million in fraud

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (APA) – National Bank of Ethiopia admitted on Thursday that $27 million has been withdrawn fraudulently from its City Bank account in New York by three Nigerians. The bank, however, said the withdrawal has not affected its domestic operations. “We have observed that South Korean police had arrested three Nigerians for allegedly […]

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U.S. warns Eritrea to resolve dispute with Djbouti

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) — The United States on Thursday warned Eritrea that it faces “appropriate action” from the UN Security Council if it refuses to cooperate to resolve its border dispute with Djibouti peacefully. US Ambassador to the UN Zalmay Khalilzad said Asmara had defied the world community by attacking its smaller neighbor last June […]

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Ethiopian journalists detained, charged over misidentification

NEW YORK – An Ethiopian editor is facing criminal charges today because she accidentally misidentified a judge in a high-profile trial, according to local journalists. Two other journalists have been in police custody since Monday because of the same story. While covering this month’s resumption of the trial of Ethiopian pop musician Tewodros Kassahun, jailed […]

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Sudanese security storms Woyanne diplomat’s home

KHARTOUM, SUDAN – Sudanese security agents stormed the home of an Ethiopian Woyanne diplomat in Khartoum and detained some of the attendees, a newspaper reported today. The daily Al-Hayat newspaper published in London quoting unidentified diplomatic sources said that the incident happened this week at the home of the Ethiopian Woyanne military attaché during a […]

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Journalists reporting Teddy Afro’s trial in Ethiopia arrested

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA – The publisher of Inbilta weekly newspaper in Addis Ababa, Wzt. Tsion Girma, and two journalists, Ato Habte Derese and Ato Atnafu Alemayehu, have been arrested yesterday for misidentifying the last name of the judge who is hearing Teddy Afro’s sham trial. Inbilta newspaper wrote down the judge’s name as Mohammed Umer. […]

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Djibouti says it may need to go to war with Eritrea

EDITOR’S NOTE: This must be Joke of the Week. Djibouti’s government is run by khat-addict whores. They have no respect for international law. They have demonstrated their lawlessness by handing over 8 Ethiopian helicopter pilots — who sought political asylum — to the Woyanne dictatorship in Ethiopia where, according to some reports, were executed. (BBC) […]

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VIDEO: TPDM concert, EPPF’s 9th year and Famine in Tigraye

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The slippery slop in Somalia

By Abukar Arman In light of the development of several critical issues that include U.S. economic volatility and the new political direction it’s likely to turn towards, it’s not farfetched to predict that Washington-supported Ethiopian Woyanne occupation of Somalia will soon come to an end. However, what ensues might not provide comfort to some who […]

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Video: How Elias Kifle affected the outcome of U.S. election

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Nigerians, massive banking scam, with an Ethiopian twist

AFP South Korean police said Thursday they had arrested three Nigerians for allegedly obtaining millions of dollars from Citibank with a forged document purportedly from Ethiopia’s central bank. Police said the suspects were caught Monday in the Yongsan district of Seoul following a tip-off from a local bank employee as they tried to withdraw money […]

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Obama or McCain? First-time voter is”proud to be an America”

by Julia N. Opoti, Mshale For Madin Dula, this election is different. The thought of casting her vote makes her smile. This is her third U.S. presidential election, but the first one in which she can vote. Ten years ago, life was very different for Dula, an Oromo refugee from Ethiopia. Following a civil war […]

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Ethiopian Awareness Theater To Perform In Jamestown, Maryland

By Nicholas L. Dean Jamestown Post Journal JAMES TOWN, NEW YORK – In only three years, John McKay and the Awassa Youth Campus have accomplished ”a good amount” for youths in Ethiopia and the rest of Africa. Formed initially as simply a place for youths to go, the Awassa campus has grown into a multi-faceted […]

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Among those who already voted, Obama leads by 27 points

Zogby UTICA, New York – Democrat Barack Obama moved very close to a double–digit lead over Republican John McCain in the national horserace for President, continuing his slow push forward above the 50% mark, gaining 1.3 points in the last day. McCain is slowly losing ground, having lost another 0.4 points in this latest report […]

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Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby: Obama leads McCain by 10 points

By John Whitesides WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrat Barack Obama has expanded his national lead over Republican John McCain in the presidential race to 10 points, according to a Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby poll released on Wednesday. Obama leads McCain 52 percent to 42 percent among likely U.S. voters in the latest three-day tracking poll, up from an 8-point […]

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Profile: Lydia Asghedom – fashion model, champion wrestler

Lydia Asghedom is an Eritrean-Ethiopian fashion model currently residing and working in Germany. The following is Lydia in her own words: Lydia Asghedom-Teshome: I was born and raised in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia. My mother is Eritrean-Ethiopan from Asmara and my father is Italian. I grew up in Addis Ababa with my sister and grandparents and […]

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Mulatu Astatke at the MIT, Thursday

The Ethio-jazz artist Mulatu Astatke will present a public talk titled “Ethiopian Contributions to the Development of World Music Instruments” at the Massachussettes Institute of Technology (MIT) on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008. The conversation is a result of his recently completed Radcliffe Institute Fellowship at Harvard University, where he researched how to develop the krarr […]

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