Monthly Archives: May 2009

Ethiopia faces $1 billion shortfall in export revenues

By Groum Abate ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA — Ethiopia’s export revenues are expected to fall short of the target by more than $1 billion this year, bucking the positive trends of the past few years, an official report has indicated. Demand for Ethiopian goods has fallen on account of the global economic slowdown, while the nation’s […]

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Environment and economic development in Ethiopia

By Getachew Belaineh I am writing this article with full confidence and trust that concerned officials and readers will take it as a constructive technical opinion that supports making an effort to utilize the nation’s natural resources in a sustainable and responsible manner. To begin, without hesitation I commend the efforts to utilize the nation’s […]

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Top 10 ways to make money online

Making money online is not as easy as a few of us think of it to be. However, making money on the internet is one of the most searched set of keywords with little variation on Google. There are difficult ways to make money online and there are less difficult ways. Whatever the method you […]

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President Obama goes to Africa

By Yilma Bekele This is not the first visit by a sitting US president to our continent. But this trip is very different. One of our own is coming to Africa as the leader of the most powerful nation. As an African I am very happy. Mr. Obama is a very busy person. He is […]

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Meles Zenawi in handcuffs

Heading to The Hague? The picture below is satire, but Ethiopia’s tribal dictator is accused of genocide and crimes against humanity by credible international human rights organizations, and there are serious efforts to bring charges against him at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

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Ginbot 7 Secretary General held talks in Asmara

Secretary General of a major Ethiopian opposition party, Ginbot 7 Movement for Freedom and Justice is currently on a working visit in Asmara, Eritrea. During his visit, Ginbot 7 Secretary General Andargachew held talks with high-level Eritrean government officials, leaders of the Ethiopian People’s Patriotic Front (EPPF), and officials of other opposition groups, according to […]

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EPPF’s radio is now available online

Voice of Ethiopian Patriots (YeArbegnoch Dimts), a radio program that was recently launched by the Ethiopian People’s Patriotic Front (EPPF), is now accessible online, according Ato Sileshi Tilahun, head of organizational affairs. To listen the program online click here. YeArbegnoch Dimts can be heard throughout eastern Africa currently, and now that it is accessible online, […]

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Ethiopian diplomat to head UN efforts in CAR

NEW YORK (UN NEWS CENTER) – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has informed the Security Council of his intention to appoint Sahle-Work Zewde of Ethiopia as the top United Nations official in the Central African Republic (CAR). Ms. Zewde, who would replace François Fall of Guinea, would be the second woman serving as a Special Representative of […]

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Ethiopian exchange student in Kentucky found dead

SOMERSET, KENTUCKY (AP) — An 18-year-old exchange student from Ethiopia who had been attending school in south-central Kentucky has been found dead in a swimming pool. Pulaski County Coroner Richard New says the cause of death for Fasika Hayelom Sibehatu will be confirmed in an autopsy Wednesday. Richard New told the Lexington Herald-Leader that it’s […]

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Minority ethnic domination of the military in Ethiopia

By Neamin Zeleke Several Ethiopian scholars and political commentators alike have argued in the past that the TPLF regime in Ethiopia has been promoting the domination of a minority ethnic elite, i.e., the Tigreans, in all spheres of the nation’s life — economy, military, intelligence and security services, foreign affairs, etc. Much has been said […]

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Transitional government in exile is the way to go

Here is another well-presented argument in support of an Ethiopian Transitional Government in Exile. Source: Ethiopian Current Affairs Discussion Forum Click here for PDF version ትንቢተ ኤልያስ፡ የስደት መንግስት የኛም ፍካሬ ነው የሚሳፈር ይሳፈር፡ የማይሳፈር ይቅር፡ ቀኑ ሲደርስ ግን ሁሉም ይሳፈራል አገሬ መግባት አፈልጋለሁ!! “አገሬ መግባት እፈልጋለሁ!! እኔ ሌላ ምንም ዓላማ የለኝም። ወያኔ አትገባም ብሎ […]

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Ethiopian store owner in Florida killed in front of his wife

By Jim Schoettler | Jacksonville Times-Union Aron Demoz (left), cousin of the recently slain Hagos Gebreegziabher, looks up the doors of the convenience store on Tuesday along with the victim’s brother Atakelte Admasu, both immigrants from Ethiopia (JIM SCHOETTLER | The Times-Union) JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA — An Ethiopian immigrant and store owner who moved to Jacksonville […]

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UN Security Update for Ethiopia (May 14 – 20, 2009)

DSS-Ethiopia weekly reports are compiled from various sources GENERAL: The overall security situation in the country within the period was calm and stable. However, clashes between the military/Special Police Forces and ONLF were reported in Somali Region as well as unconfirmed reports of movement of WSLF in Korahe zone. In Gambella Region, sightings of unidentified […]

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Rebels attack Woyanne targets in northern Ethiopia

A group of Ethiopian resistance fighters who claim to belong to Ethiopian Unity and Justice Movement have attacked a Woyanne police station and other targets in the northern Ethiopian town of Shoa Robit over the weekend. The head of Shoa Robit Police told Ethiopian Review correspondent in Addis Ababa that the rebels attacked his station […]

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Ethiopia Conspiracy Suspects Again Denied Bail

By Peter Heinlein | VOA ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA — An Ethiopian judge has again denied bail for 40 suspects jailed last month in connection with an alleged plot to destabilize the country. The suspects were ordered held for another two weeks while prosecutors decide what to charge them with. Weeping relatives stood outside an Addis […]

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Wives of Ethiopia coup suspects are targeted

General Teferra Mammo, one of the 41 detainees accused of plotting coup against the tribal regime in Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA — Ethiopian Review has learned that wives of the alleged coup suspects have not been spared. Wzr. Nigisti Fasil, the wife of Colonel Amare Alebel, who is currently in hiding, is among the 41 […]

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More on Ethiopia secret trial of coup suspects – in Amharic

The Addis Ababa-based Amharic language newspaper Awramba Times has a detailed report about the court appearance today of the ongoing of secret trial of suspected coup plotters in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. After one month in detention, the suspects are still not allowed to visit their families, and except a few of them, their identities […]

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Ethiopia secret trial denies family visitation of detainees

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA — It’s been exactly a month now since at least 41 people, including an 80-year-old father of an opposition leader, have been arrested, suspected, allegedly of a coup attempt against the Meles regime. Within days of their arrest the coup attempt was turned into assassination attempts instead. According to the minister of […]

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Ethiopia court ordered ‘plotters’ to remain in jail

By Barry Malone Gen. Asaminew Tsige is one of the 41 suspects who are in jail without charge in Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (Reuters) – A group accused of plotting to overthrow the Ethiopian regime were remanded in custody on Monday again after spending more than one month in prison without any charges or visitation […]

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Distinguished Ethiopian professor joins Ethiopedia's team

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA — Ethiopedia.com, an online encyclopedia of Ethiopia, is pleased to announce that world renowned Ethiopian scholar Prof. Ephraim Isaac has joined its team as an editorial adviser. Ephraim Isaac is a founder and the first professor of Afro-American Studies at Harvard University when the Department was created in 1969. He is author […]

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Ending the Culture of Impunity

Alemayehu G. Mariam The Culture of Impunity David Dadge, Director of the Vienna-based International Press Institute, the oldest press freedom organization in the world, recently wrote a compelling commentary in The Guardian which should be of special interest to all Ethiopian human rights advocates.[1] He suggested that the current dictatorship in Ethiopia operates in an […]

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UDJ Party denied permission to hold public meeting

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (The Reporter) — The Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ) party dismissed its plan to hold a public meeting at Meskel Square on Saturday, 23 May 2009, as it was not able to secure permission to hold the event from the City Government of Addis Ababa. In a letter issued by Markos […]

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Woyanne reacts to President Isaias Afwerki’s interview

The Woyanne regime in Ethiopia has issued the following statement in response to President Isaias Afwerki’s interview. It must be a joke for Woyanne, the author of ‘Article 39’ (that gives ethnic groups the right to secede from Ethiopia), to accuse others of being anti-Ethiopia. By his actions, including his vehement opposition to ‘Article 39’ […]

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Ethiopia coffee exports falling, pins hope on sesame

By Barry Malone ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopian coffee exports will fall by 30-40 percent in 2009/2010, but the country hopes to become the world’s biggest sesame seed exporter this year, the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX) boss said on Friday. Ethiopian officials have blamed bad weather for near total crop failure in some southern growing […]

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Maryland: Ethiopian man arrested for sexual assault

SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND (ABC News) – A Silver Spring hair salon owner has been arrested for sexually assaulting a 23-year-old female employee, Montgomery County Police say. Adane Mekonnen Ali, 33, of University Boulevard in Silver Spring, was arrested and charged with second-degree sex offense, first-degree assault and false imprisonment. According to investigators, the victim was […]

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Ethiopian free press in exile

By Jim Bettinger Abebe Gellaw, the 2008-09 Yahoo! International Fellow at Stanford this year, is an example of how one person with a great idea can make a difference. Abebe is an Ethiopian journalist, but the regime in his home country is too repressive to allow true journalism, so he is in exile. He had […]

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Woyanne’s desperation – Analysis by Tesfaye GebreAb

Tesfaye GebreAb analyzes the recent developments inside the Woyanne regime in Ethiopia, including the alleged coup plot, desperate measures against Amhara officers in the Woyanne army, Meles Zenawi’s possible retirement next year, who may take his place, etc. [click here for PDF] [Source: EMF] የግንቦት ማስታወሻ ከተስፋዬ ገብረአብ እነሆ! ዛሬ ቅዳሜ ነው። እለቱም ግንቦት 9፣ […]

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Ethiopia’s patriots wage a comeback

Elias Kifle (center) with officials of the Ethiopan People’s Patriotic Front, Arbegna Meazaw, chairman (left), Shambel Zewdu (right), Arbegna Mengistu (sitting). By Elias Kifle After being buried for several years, Ethiopia’s patriots, those who speak the kind of language anti-Ethiopia forces such as Woyanne understand, are slowly waging a comeback. I have been privileged to […]

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Ethiopian Review Asmara trip – video

A short video presentation of Ethiopian Review’s trip to Eritrea. The music is by Elsa Kidane, currently Eritrea’s hottest musician.

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Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa turns dark

Most parts of Addis Ababa are currently out of electric light three days a week, according to Ethiopian Review sources. Several business are forced to shut down their operations. Addis Ababa is also hit with shortage of water. Tens of thousands of houses are with out tap water. People are seen carrying water jugs in […]

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Asmara, the cleanest city in Africa

We hope translation of the interview with President Isaias Afwerki will be completed by next Monday or Tuesday. The interview is 4 hours long and we want to make sure that the translation is as accurate as possible. Until then, here are more photos from the beautiful city of Asmara, the cleanest city in Africa. […]

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Two indicted in killing of an Ethiopian businessman in Atlanta

By Josh Green | Gwinnett Daily Post ATLANTA – A Gwinnett County grand jury has indicted the second half of an alleged four-person robbing crew accused of killing an Ethiopian businessman in Lilburn, a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. Prosecutors say Marshae Brooks and Demarcus “Money Marc” Crawford played roles in the home-invasion murder of Tedla […]

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Holyfield to fight in Ethiopia for AIDS charity

By Barry Malone ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Boxing icon Evander Holyfield will fight in desperately poor Ethiopia for an undisclosed fee in a bout to raise money for HIV/AIDS charities. Organisers hope the clash in July between the four-time world heavyweight champion and little-known local pugilist Sammy Retta will bring in between $5 million and […]

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Haile Gebrselassie wins 10-km Great Manchester Run

MANCHESTER, England (The Canadian Press) — Ethiopia’s Haile Gebrselassie won the 10-kilometre Great Manchester Run on Sunday, May 17. The 36-year-old Ethiopian finished in 27 minutes 39 seconds. He just missed out on breaking the 27:21 course record set by Kenya’s Micah Kogo in 2007. Ali Mabrouk El Zaidi of Libya was second in 28:13. […]

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More photos from Eritrea

The Interview with President Isaias Afwerki has not been posted yet because it is being translated to Amharic and Tigrigna. The translation takes time since it is a 4-hour presidential interview, and that it needs to be accurate. Once ready, the interview will be posted without any editorial change. The full English version will also […]

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Crimes of Willful Ignorance

Alemayehu G. Mariam Barking Up the Wrong Tree This past week, the attack dogs of the dictatorship in Ethiopia were unleashed against Amnesty International (AI) because that organization had requested publication of the names of suspects arrested for allegedly conspiring to assassinate high officials and blow up government buildings. Ermiyas Legesse, a “State Minister of […]

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President Isaias Afwerki gives interview to Ethiopian Review

President Isaias Afwerki and Ato Mekuria Woldu, an official of the Ministry of Information, holding a private meeting with Elias Kifle of Ethiopian Review and Ato Sileshi Tilahun of EPPF before an interview ASMARA — President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea gave a 4-hour interview on Friday afternoon to eppfOnline.org, the official website of Ethiopian People’s […]

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The Meles regime closes roads to northern Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA — Following the recent arrest of several individuals for allegedly plotting to assassinate Meles Zenawi and other Woyanne regime officials, roads to northern Ethiopia towns have been blocked and only those with identification cards can pass through the several check points. According to Ethiopian Review sources, the Woyanne regime took this measure […]

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Ethiopian marathon stars denied entry into Australia

By Sophie Smith SUNDAY’S Great Ocean Road Marathon has been thrown into chaos with four of its African favorites scratched from the event because their visas have been refused. The Ethiopian athletes were due to touch down in Australia last night but have been denied entry by the Australian Embassy. Kenyan runners Charles Muturi and […]

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Ginbot and Ethiopia

By Yilma Bekele There are certain dates that mark a special event in our old history. They stand out when ever our history is told. These dates are adorned in red bold color when calendar is made. We are filled with a sense of euphoria and pride. They are not like other holidays. They are […]

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Democracy at Bay

Alemayehu G. Mariam (In memory of those Ethiopians massacred and maimed by the dictatorship in power following the May 15, 2005 elections.) Reflections on a Democracy Unplugged “When the people fear the government, you have tyranny. When the government fears the people, you have freedom,” said Thomas Paine, one of the inspiring figures of the […]

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Ethiopia exports fewer flowers for Mother's Day

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a good news since the flower exporters are affiliated with the Woyanne regime, and the fertilizer they use to grow flowers for export is destroying nearby lakes and rivers. By Aidan Jones | The Christian Science Monitor Sabeta, Ethiopia – A local pop song trills out from the radio, filling the […]

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A former judge among accused coup plotters in Ethiopia

Addis Neger, a local Amharic language newspaper in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa reports that a former judge who is currently prominent lawyer is among 40 people jailed after being accused of plotting to assassinate Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi and other high ranking Woyanne regime officials. Goshyirad Tsegaw, who along with Birtukan Mideksa has presided over […]

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Ethiopia: Long Live Ginbot 7

By Tedla Asfaw I am not endorsing the Ginbot 7 party led by Dr Birhanu Nega on its first anniversary; rather to congratulate the Ethiopian masses who went out in millions in all corners of Ethiopia and voted TPLF out of office four years ago on May 15, 2005 (Ginbot 7, 1997 Eth. Cal.). I […]

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Court ordered coup suspects to remain in jail

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (AP) — Lawyers say an Ethiopian [kangaroo] court has granted authorities permission to keep 40 people [including an 80-year-old father of an opposition party leader] who allegedly plotted to overthrow the government in custody for two more weeks. The suspects have been jailed without charge since April 24, when officials said they […]

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55 Ethiopians convicted of helping rebels groups

A Woyanne Kangaroo court in Ethiopia has sentenced 55 Ethiopians to 3-15 years in jail this week for collaborating with rebel groups. Some of the charges are over 3 years old and accuse the detainees of working with the late Dr Kitaw Ejigou’s Ethiopian National Unity Front (ENUF). Many of the prisoners are being kept […]

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Gebremedhin expelled from Ethiopian church in Jerusalem

The Woyanne-installed illegitimate patriarch in Ethiopia, Aba Gebremedhin (formerly Aba Paulos), was chased out of an Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Jerusalem last week, according to Ethiopian Review sources. Aba Gebremedhin, along with Aba Gerima and other members of his entourage, had traveled to Israel on a working visit after his agents in Jerusalem promised him […]

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U.S. students help fund donkey bookmobiles for Ethiopia

By Alicia Rudnicki | examiner.com Imagine a life without the imagination of the printed page. Imagine a life without libraries in dusty African villages. Imagine the soaring imagination of two librarians who decided to solve this problem with the help of donkeys. Next week school children around the United States will participate in fundraising events […]

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Questions for President Isayas Afwerki – Part 2

Click here to read some of the questions that we have received so far. You can type Amharic by clicking here.

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A minority domination and ethnic federalism in Ethiopia

By Berhanu G. Balcha Ethnicity and federalism have become the major factors in organizing the political and territorial space in Ethiopia since 1991. The Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which had started its movement for the liberation of its ethnic territory from the central Ethiopian administration, has advocated ethnic- federalism by vowing to reduce conflicts […]

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Ethiopia, France sign 210 mln Euros loan for wind power

EDITOR’S NOTE: Meanwhile, Addis Ababa and other cities use electric light in shifts as a result of Meles Zenawi’s tribalist regime policies of every thing to Tigray. The following is reported by the Woyanne-hijacked Ethiopian News Agency. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ENA) – Ethiopia and France on Thursday signed a financing agreement amounting to 210 million […]

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Frightening facts Ethiopia’s regime wants to hide

By Ginbot 7 The recent accusation by Meles Zenawi’s clique of an alleged ‘coup’ attempt led by Ginbot 7, which in a matter of days, was revised and heralded as an ‘assassination’ attempt is a vivid indication of a very serious internal danger that the dictatorial regime in Ethiopia has begun to face. The only […]

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Environment group calls to suspend funding of Omo River dam

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA — An international environmental group urged the African Development Bank (AfDB) to reconsider their commitment to fund the ongoing construction of a dam in southwest Ethiopia saying it would affect the ecosystems and livelihoods in the region. The Gibe III Dam, located 190 miles (300 km) southwest of Addis Ababa, on the […]

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Denver: Man arrested in death of Ethiopian 7-Eleven clerk

(Examiner) — Police say a 46-year-old man is in custody in the weekend fatal shooting of a convenience store clerk in south Denver. Dale Wayne Baylis was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder Wednesday evening outside his home. He is suspected of killing 28-year-old Natnael Mulugeta, an immigrant from Ethiopia. The shooting happened at about […]

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Kenya arrests 30 Ethiopians in a police raid

By The Standard NAIROBI– Kenyan Police arrested 32 Ethiopians, among them two terror suspects, in a house at Nairobi’s Umoja Estate. The operation by anti-terror police unit is believed to be a breakthrough in their investigation. Head of anti-terror police Nicholas Kamwende confirmed the arrests, but declined to give more details. He said they were […]

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Ethiopia’s desperate regime attacks U.S. State Department

Meles Zenawi’s dictatorship in Ethiopia attacks the United States Department of States officials as liars for publishing a report that exposes the regime’s massive human rights violations. In a statement issued yesterday, the Meles regime said that normally they do not respond to such reports, but in this case they have to protect Ethiopia’s name! […]

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A spiraling crack in Ethiopian regime’s core

By Zeinab Amde The ongoing melodrama that is unfolding in the Ethiopian army and security machinery, albeit in fits and starts, is another devastating and fatal crack in the inner walls of the Meles-Bereket tyranny. The staggering effect of the plot has sent the shaken Meles-Bereket clique running in all directions trying to limit the […]

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Potential for violence shadows Ethiopia’s 2010 election

By Peter Heinlein | VOA Addis Ababa — Ethiopia’s next national election is a year away, but tensions are already increasing. At least two opposition politicians have recently been jailed, both possibly facing life in prison, and security forces have arrested dozens of others, accusing them of plotting against the government. Both government and opposition […]

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Ethiopia regime official Tefera Walwa’s wife arrested

ADDIS ABABA — The wife of a cabinet minister in the Ethiopian regime, Ato Tefera Walwa, was arrested and later released. Wzr. Ayne Tsige was taken to jail when she tried to stop the police from taking away her 80-year-old father, Ato Tsige HabteMariam, who went through a heart bypass surgery recently. Ato Tsige was […]

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Ethiopian murder victim in Minnesota identified

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Hennepin County medical examiner’s office is identifying the woman found stabbed to death in a Richfield parking lot. She’s 22-year-old Tobista Beyena Mokonnen of Richfield. Hennepin County prosecutors charged her 24-year-old brother, Guuci Beyena Mokonnen, with first-degree murder in her death on Tuesday. He remained in the county jail Wednesday, with […]

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San Diego: Ethiopian suspect released after alibi verified

By Kristina Davis | San Diego Union-Tribune SAN DIEGO — A man who was arrested and charged in an attack on a woman in Linda Vista last month has been released from jail after his alibi was verified by police, authorities said Wednesday. Mulugeta Hagos, 24, told investigators he was at his job as a […]

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The intrigue behind Ethiopia coup allegation and denial

By Barry Malone | Reuters A plot is defined as “a plan made in secret”, but even by the usual shadowy nature of such matters around Africa, the recent conspiracy to overthrow the Ethiopian government has been hard to see clearly. The story broke two weeks ago when the government of Prime Minister Ethiopia’s dictator […]

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Ethiopian supermodel on a mission

By Jessica Abramson | NBC News Each month, we highlight a celebrity’s work on behalf of a specific cause. This month we speak with supermodel, actress, WHO ambassador and mother, Liya Kebede, about her work on health issues related to childbirth. You may recognize Kebede as the former face of Estee Lauder or from the […]

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How technology can help advance human rights

By Marcus Chan So it turns out that the popular Flip video camera is good for more than just capturing YouTube stunts or your son’s soccer game. And the virtual world of Second Life is more than a place to hook up. Try using those technologies to advance human rights. These were just a couple […]

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A global brand footwear from Ethiopia

By Delia Montgomery Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu founded the soleRebels brand in 2004 with her husband and brother to help create jobs in Zenabwork, Ethiopia. At the time there were hardly any jobs in the community. But when the family decided to redesign traditional Ethiopian shoes made from recycled tires, expansion mode kicked in and employees […]

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China military build-up seems aimed at U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China’s build-up of sea and air military power funded by a strong economy appears aimed at the United States, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Monday. Admiral Michael Mullen said China had the right to meet its security needs, but the build-up would require the United States […]

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Ethiopia’s regime must reveal fate of political prisoners

Amnesty International today called on the Ethiopian government to immediately disclose the names and fate of more than 35 people believed to be held by its security forces on political grounds since 24 April. Additional arrests have reportedly been carried out over the past several days and sources in the country have told Amnesty International […]

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Anti-gov’t plot was fabricated – Bulcha Demeksa

By Barry Malone ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – An Ethiopian opposition leader said on Tuesday an anti-government plot had been invented as an excuse to arrest potential candidates ahead of national elections next year. “Without third party verification I can’t believe there was a plot,” Bulcha Demeksa, leader of one of the largest opposition parties, the […]

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There is no mystery in the murder of Abiy Bezabih

By Chris Delia There was a reason. The victim’s full name is Abiy Melesse Bezabih. He used to be the president of International Federation of Banking and Insurance Trade Unions (IFBITU). Ato Abiy was a passionate champion of the Ethiopian people. He hated the corruption of Meles Zenawi’s dictatorship. They illegally ousted him from the […]

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Taytu Made in Ethiopia: It's style worth fighting for

When the Italian occupation ended, Ethiopians kept their homeland and cherry-picked the best from Italian culture, from improved infrastructure for fast cars to al dente spaghetti in even the most traditional restaurants. Of course, fashion left its mark. To wit: Taytu’s luxury leather bags, which demonstrate the skill and design of a chic Milan design […]

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EPPF Australia chapter formed

Ethiopians in Australia have come together to form a support chapter of the Ethiopian People’s Patriotic Front (EPPF). In a press release that was sent to Ethiopian Review today, the chapter stated that it was organized to provide the necessary support to the freedom fighters by mobilizing Ethiopians in Australia. On top of providing material […]

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Minnesota: Ethiopian man jailed in woman's death

MINNESOTA (Star Tribune) — A 24-year-old man, Guuci Mokonnen Beyena, could be charged today for allegedly killing his sister over the weekend by slashing her throat as she held her 8-month-old baby outside an apartment complex, Richfield police reported Monday. The 22-year-old woman, whom authorities have not identified, had wounds on her hands, head and […]

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Family of Yonata Getachew speaks out

Yonatan Getachew, 18, was arrested Tuesday, April 28. Charges against him include attempted first-degree murder and three counts of first-degree arson. WASHINGTON DC (WTOP) – The family of an Ethiopian teenager accused in a plot to murder a high school principal tells WTOP there is misinformation about the case. In an email to WTOP, a […]

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A patriotic farmer’s story

Our dear friend Prof. Adugnaw Worku has lost his beloved father late last month. The loss of a parent is one of the most devastating things that could happen to any one. But what makes Prof. Adugnaw’s grief more bitter is the fact that he could not be in person at home in Ethiopia to […]

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Chicago: Ethiopian taxi drive fatally strikes a pedestrian

CHICAGO, USA — A cab fatally struck a pedestrian Sunday morning in the North Side’s Edgewater community, police said. A cab emerging from a driveway in the 5500 block of North Sheridan Road struck a pedestrian about 6:20 a.m., police said. The 42-year-old pedestrian was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he was […]

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Terminal Paranoia!

By Alemayehu G. Mariam A Plot Here! A Plot There! A Plot Everywhere! April, 2009. “The ‘desperadoes’ are here! They are going to ‘assassinate high ranking government officials and destroy public facilities and utilities!’” Some forty individuals are officially said to be arrested for “terrorism” (but the real number may be at least five times […]

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Denver: Ethiopian man killed in a 7-Eleven store

By Kirk Mitchell and Annette Espinoza | The Denver Post Police are searching for a man who fatally shot an Ethiopian immigrant inside a 7-Eleven convenience store early Saturday morning. The victim called police at 3:30 a.m. and told them that he had been shot inside the store at 567 E. Louisiana Ave. The store […]

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Mozambique police arrests 164 Ethiopian immigrants

MALAWI (Nyasa Times) — Management of refugees at Dzaleka camp in Dowa is turning into an issue of great concern to Malawi authorities. Just under a month the country’s law enforcers have intercepted over 300 Ethiopians for successfully running away from the camp and attempting to illegally flee the country. First were 114 Ethiopians who […]

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Ruling party tightening grip on Ethiopia ahead of poll

By FRED OLUOCH | The East African Ethiopia will be holding elections next year, but all indications are that the ruling party, the Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) [a cover for the tribalist Tigrean People Liberation Front, commonly known as Woyanne] will win, and there could be a repeat of the 2005 post-election violence […]

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An Ethiopian emigre’s murder motive still unknown

By Neely Tucker | Washington Post A family photo of Abiy Bezabih WASHINGTON DC — Sometimes a mystery stays a mystery and then we worry there are things we don’t know about ourselves, dangerous things. Nothing that happened in D.C. Superior Court yesterday changed that. Abiy Bezabih and Adane Kebede had been childhood friends in […]

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Ethiopia’s dictatorship will fall soon – Dr Berhanu Nega

Ginbot 7 Movement for Justice and Freedom held a public meeting Sunday afternoon in Washington DC at Marriott Hotel. The speakers included Dr Berhanu Nega, chairman; Ato Efrem Madebo, an official; and Judge Frehiwot Samuel, a guest speaker. Ato Efrem Madebo took the stage first and gave a lecture about democracy, work ethic, etc. He […]

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Ginbot 7 meeting in Washington DC – announcement

Ginbot 7 Movement for Justice and Freedom is holding a public meeting today in Washington DC. Place: Marriott Hotel, 1221 22nd Street, Washington DC

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General Asaminew Tsige is arrested in Ethiopia

The rounding up of active and retired military officers by Meles Zenawi’s regime in Ethiopia is continuing in connection with the alleged coup and assassination plots. It is reported today that the latest arrests include General Asaminew Tsige (Ret.) of the Ethiopian Air Force; Col. Demisew (?), head of the Amhara Region Security Bureau, Col. […]

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Ethiopian Orthodox Church is growing, slowly but surely

By Assta B. Gettu As the Twin Cities (in Minnesota, USA) have graciously welcomed you to settle among their communities peacefully, and in these blessed localities the Trios -– the St. Luke Lutheran Church, the St. George Ukrainian Church, and the St. Mary Greek Orthodox Church -– have also facilitated you until you are able […]

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Ethiopian regime’s bogus charges and zero sum games

By Zeinab Amde The recent charges Meles and Bereket are fabricating against opponents of their regime in Ethiopia are merely intended to hit two clusters of political opponents with one stone – that is fighting the growing discontent in the patched up army while at the same time using the crackdown to attempt to implicate […]

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Ethiopian opposition Ginbot 7 leaders defend their objectives

By Douglas Mpuga | VOA Ethiopian authorities say the 40 people arrested over a week ago had been planning an insurrection and not a coup. All are said to be members of Ginbot 7 (May the 15th), an opposition pressure group based outside Ethiopia. Andargachew Tsige is the secretary general of Ginbot 7. From London […]

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It’s time for Ethiopian transitional government in exile

In September 2006, Ethiopian Review had called on the opposition parties to set up a transitional government in exile. Three years later, the parties are still unable to come together and create a viable alternative that can replace the Woyanne tribal regime without engulfing Ethiopia in crisis. Now, more than ever, conditions are conducive to […]

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Ginbot 7’s Andargachew Tsige on VOA – audio

Ginbot 7 high ranking official Ato Andargachew Tsige was interviewed by the VOA today to answer the latest allegations by Ethiopia’s dictatorial regime. In a press conference today, Woyanne regime’s propaganda chief Bereket Simon told reporters that Ginbot 7 did not try to over thrown the government, but it had attempted to assassinate regime officials. […]

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Ethiopians in Minnesota to inaugurate a new church

ANNOUNCEMENT We, members of the Debre Berhan St. Ourael Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, are blessed to announce the inaugural ceremony of our new church in St. Paul Minnesota that will be hold on May 16 and 17. In the last four years we had the privilege to worship every Sunday morning at a different location […]

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EPPF hits Woyanne targets in northern Ethiopia

The Ethiopian People Patriotic Front’s (EPPF) freedom fighters have attacked a Woyanne regime’s military unit near northern Ethiopian towns of Dansha and Tegede killing 14 soldiers and confiscating several weapons. According to the EPPF military communique that was issued this week by the press office, following the attack on Woyanne forces, over 20 residents in […]

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Ethiopia's regime says plotters sought to assassinate officials

By Barry Malone ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s [dictatorial regime] said on Friday a group led by an Ethiopian-American professor had planned to assassinate officials and blow up public utilities in a plot to topple the government. Addis Ababa arrested 40 former and current army personnel and members of a disbanded opposition group last week […]

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Senior Ethiopia military officers “plotted assassinations”

ADDIS ABABA (AFP) — Senior military officers in Ethiopia, including a general, had plotted to assassinate top government officials, Communications Minister Bereket Simon said Friday, adding that 40 people [including 80-year-old father of an opposition party leader] were under arrest. “While six of the suspects were army officers on active duty, including one general, 34 […]

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Ethiopia: Working together to fight malaria

By Donald Yamamoto, U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia For about half the world’s population, malaria remains one of the greatest threats to public health. It is a disease that causes poverty, disrupts the livelihood of families, and far too often, steals the future of Africa’s children. In tropical Africa, the disease kills nearly 3,000 people each […]

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Ginbot 7 chairman travels to Europe

EMF reports that Dr. Berhanu Nega, Chairman of Ginbot 7 Movement for Justice Freedom and Democracy, an Ethiopian opposition party, will be traveling to Europe at the end May for talks with officials of European governments about the ongoing political turmoil in Ethiopia. Meetings have been scheduled in France, Norway, Brussels, Sweden, Germany and The […]

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Chance to roll back AIDS is real

By MICHAEL GERSON | Washington Post As I was waiting for the results of my AIDS test, the health lecture from my counselor, Anthony, was calm, explicit and informative. The five bodily fluids that can transmit the HIV virus. The proper way to open a condom package to avoid rips. An AIDS clinic in Washington, […]

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