Monthly Archives: December 2009

2009 Person of the Year

Choosing “Person of the Year” at the end of every year has been Ethiopian Review’s tradition since 1995. This year other Ethiopian media have joined in the tradition and made their own choices. Ethiopian Review’s choice, however, remains the most anticipated. The individual who is chosen as “Person of the Year” is believed to have […]

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The case for war

This new year fills us with hope that at longlast we are ready to take matters into our own hands. It is a new year, It is a new day. It is a new begining. It is the time to stand up. We remeber the thousands of our children drowing in the Red Sea, disappearing […]

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Eric Gates of TV show "Mythbusters" killed in an accident

Discovery Channel’s “Mythbusters” TV show regular Erik Gates dies from a tragic 30 feet fall. Gates owned the electric company “Gateco Electric” and he and his CFO appeared on a few episodes of the popular Discovery Channel TV show, “Mythbusters”. Gates, 47, fell through a skylight on the building and died of blunt force injuries […]

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Ethiopia’s ruling junta gives Egypt 20,000 hectares of land

CAIRO (apa) — Egypt announced on Tuesday preparations to invest on 20,000 hectares of land in Ethiopia, with a multimillion-dollar investment. The announcement was made by the visiting Egyptian Prime Minister, Dr.Ahmed Nazif who is on a working visit to Ethiopia starting on Tuesday. The Egyptian delegation assured the Ethiopian officials that Egypt was keen […]

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Why did Copenhagen fail to deliver a climate deal?

About 45,000 travelled to the UN climate summit in Copenhagen – the vast majority convinced of the need for a new global agreement on climate change. So why did the summit end without one, just an acknowledgement of a deal struck by five nations, led by the US. And why did delegates leave the Danish […]

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Woyanne prepares to attack Eritrea

It is an open secret that the U.N. sanction against Eritrea, which was pushed by the Woyanne regime in Ethiopia with the help of the U.S. State Department, is in preparation for launching military attacks on Eritrea. Today, AFP reports that the Woyanne-financed and trained Eritrean opposition group in Mekele has announced that it is […]

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Ethiopian art exhibition in Atlanta (Saturday, Jan 2)

Hanatzeb Ethiopian Art Gallery is hosting an art exhibition in Atlanta this coming weekend. The exhibition will feature the works of distinguished Ethiopian artists Eskender Seyoum, Alex Girma, Muluken Asfaw and Yosef Berta. The artists will be present in person to introduce some of their new works. This is a great family event where parents […]

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Ethiopia: Birtukan, Invictus! (Unconquered)

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Birtukan Midekssa condemned to life in prison by a vengeful dictator, but unconquered. Birtukan thrown into the dungeon of wrath and tears, but defiant. Birtukan beaten, bludgeoned and bloodied, but unbowed. Birtukan mocked, ridiculed and disrespected, but gracious. Birtukan denounced, vilified, strong-armed and manhandled, but unafraid. Ethiopia under the crushing boots […]

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Tadias Magazine’s List of Top 10 Ethiopian Web Sites

New York (Tadias) – Tadias Magazine announces its second annual list of top Ethiopia related websites. In addition to our traditional listing of the most visited websites (based on Alexa’s traffic ranking), we have included our “Favorite Charitable Organizations” (published earlier this month) and the top 5 entertainment websites of 2009. Per Alexa: The rank […]

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EPPF chapters worldwide teleconference (Sunday)

Ethiopian People’s Patriotic Front (EPPF) chapters around the world will hold another worldwide teleconference on Sunday, January 3, 2010, starting at 2:00 PM Washington DC time. The teleconference is open to the public. Any one can participate by calling the following number: Tel: 201 204 4960 PIN: 4002# Agenda: 1) EPPF objectives and aims 2) […]

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Yemen to deport 2,000 Ethiopians

SANA’A, Yemen (Saba) – Yemen is about to deport 2,000 Ethiopians who have been charged with illegally entering the country. A well-informed Saba News Agency source has pointed out that the deportation process comes under the agreement signed between Yemen and Ethiopian regimes and these Ethiopians would be transported by air to their country. According […]

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Visiting freedom fighters in the field (video)

After attending a 2-day meeting of the Ethiopian People’s Patriotic Front (EPPF) in October, I was invited by other Ethiopian freedom fighters to visit their training camps. One of these groups is the Benishangul People’s Democratic Front. While those who benefited from Ethiopia, earned degrees from some of the best universities in the world, accumulated […]

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Ethiopia’s Top 25 Most Popular Media of 2009

Every year the Ethiopian Media Association International (EMAI) recognizes the 25 most influential and popular Ethiopian media outlets in the world. This year, the two top websites, Ethiopian Review and Nazret.com, squared off and left the field behind by becoming two of the most visited African websites. In the end, EthiopianReview.com took the lead [by […]

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Short list of Ethiopian Review’s “Person of the Year”

The following is a short list of the Ethiopian Review “2009 Person of the Year.” The choice will be made from among these five individuals on December 31. Listed in alphabetical order: Ali Abdu, Ministry of Information, Eritrea, for giving voice to the voiceless people of Ethiopia Andargachew Tsige, Secretary General, Ginbot 7, for having […]

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Eritrean Government’s reaction to U.N. sanction

The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday voted to impose sanctions on Eritrea for supporting the Somali Islamist group Al-Shabab. First of all, the U.S. State Department, which pushed the resolution on behalf of Woyanne — its puppet regime in Ethiopia — is unable to produce any evidence that Eritrea provides support to Al-Shabab. Secondly, […]

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Why Meles Zenawi Betrayed Africa in Copenhagen

By Selam Beyene African diplomats, most of whom had brashly stood by Ethiopia’s tyrant Meles Zenawi when he violently crushed a pro-democracy movement in 2005, naively expressed shock and incredulity at his betrayal of their trust at the recent Copenhagen Climate Conference [1,2]. As heralded by this[3] and numerous other authors [see, e.g., 4,5] before […]

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Siphoning off Ethiopian Airlines’ profit (video)

Foreign Minister of Ethiopia’s tribal regime, Seyoum Mesfin, is reportedly siphoning off tens of millions of dollars from Ethiopian Airlines’ profit… and other news. Watch below:

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Worldwide EPPF fund raising campaign launched

Six chapters of the Ethiopian People’s Patriotic Front (EPPF) held a meeting Sunday and decided to launch a worldwide fund raising campaign to assist the organization’s political and humanitarian efforts. The six chapters include Washington DC, Chicago, Houston, London, and Norway. The first phase of the campaign is a worldwide teleconference of EPPF supporters next […]

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80-year old father of Ethiopia opposition official gets life in prison

The 80-year old father of Ginbot 7 Movement Secretary General Andargachew Tsige is among the 33 individuals who received life in prison sentence yesterday in Ethiopia. Ato Tsige Habatemariam had a heart-bypass surgery recently and suffers from a number of other ailments. As reported earlier, the kangaroo court handed out death sentence on Ato Melaku […]

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Dutch resident sentenced to death in Ethiopia

By Lula Ahrens | ROI A resident of the Dutch town of Haarlem was sentenced to death by an Ethiopian court on Tuesday. He was found guilty of disrespect for the Ethiopian constitution and, along with four other people, for attempting a coup. But Mesfin Aman is not worried about his safety. “I have an […]

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ER “2009 Person of the Year” to be announced

The much anticipated Ethiopian Review’s annual “Person of the Year” will be announced shortly. Clear choices are emerging. The short list will be posted tomorrow. Ethiopian Review is still accepting nominations for the “2009 Person of the Year.” Please post your nominations and suggestions in the comment box below. The person who will be chosen […]

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United States Among Countries Called Out For Jailing Journalists

From China to Iran to Cuba, 136 journalists were jailed worldwide this year — a dozen more than last year. China comes in at the top for the 11th year running, with 24 people jailed this year, but was almost pipped by Iran’s 23 imprisoned journalists. In Africa, Eritrea’s relatively small size hasn’t kept it […]

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Interview with OLF chairman Mr. Dawud Ebsa

Interview with OLF chairman Mr. Dawud Ebsa and more news. Watch below;

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Ato Melaku, Dr Berhanu, 3 others sentenced to death

ADDIS ABABA (BBC) — An Ethiopian court has sentenced five people to death and 33 others to life in prison for planning to assassinate government officials. Prosecutors had said the convicted were part of the Ginbot 7 (15 May) group led by Berhanu Nega, a US-based dissident. He was among those sentenced to death, as […]

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The Raw Machismo of Dictatorship

By Alemayehu G. Mariam It was a remarkable display of raw machismo: “My way or the highway… or jail!” It was a one-man political theatre, a monologue about absolute power, domination, toughness, brawn and pugnacity. It was a demonstration of sang froid machismo calculated to taunt and sneer at the opposition, and bombard them  with […]

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Prostitution plagues Ethiopia’s capital

By Daniel “Skiff” Skiffington | The Mocha Club The streets of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia bustle with activity during the day. Shoppers crowd markets, taxi cabs dash across busy streets and Arabian-style music booms from office towers. For the most part, Addis seems to be an ordinary city. But as the sun sets, remaining illusions of […]

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What now for Ethiopia’s “Aung San Suu Kyi”?

By Barry Malone | Reuters The first time I interviewed Birtukan Mideksa I was struck by how careful she was not to say the wrong thing. It was 2007 and we were standing in the garden of a community centre in the part of Addis Ababa where she was raised. She had just been released […]

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Yemen accused of abusing Ethiopians

SANA’A, Yemen (UPI) — Yemen systematically arrests and deports Ethiopian asylum seekers, a human rights group charges in a report urging the United Nations to intervene. Tens of thousands of refugees make the hazardous sea crossing from Africa to Yemen, only to risk being arrested and forced illegally to return home to possible persecution, Human […]

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Will the real Meles stand up?

By Yilma Bekele I don’t know if you are familiar with it but there used to be an American television show called ‘what is my line?’ It was a guessing game where the panelists try to determine the identity of the contestant by asking leading questions. It was fun to watch a skillful contestant completely […]

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The Mouse That Roared in Copenhagen

Alemayehu G. Mariam The “delegation of African negotiators” rumbled into Copenhagen rubbing their palms and licking their chops to load up tens of billions of dollars in carbon blood money and make a quick exit. They were disappointed. There was no gold at the end of the Copenhagen rainbow. At the end of the day, […]

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Ethiopian Review trip to Humera, Ethiopia (video)

One of the places I had visited last October when I went to the field to attend a meeting by the Ethiopian People’s Patriotic Front (EPPF) was the town of Humera, Ethiopia. For obvious reasons, I could not actually enter the town, but I was right at the Tekeze River, which serves as the border. […]

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Eritreans and Ethiopians: What Next?

By Amanuel Biedemariam Historically, in Ethiopia, change of leaders comes abruptly and unexpectedly. These changes are not accidental. They come-about due to undercurrent that builds-up leading up-to it. This was true during the transition periods from Emperor Haile Sellassie to Mengistu Hailemariam and to the current TPLF regime led by Meles Zenawi. These changes have […]

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EPPF holds meeting in Washington DC with former soldiers

The Washington DC chapter of Ethiopian People’s Patriotic Front (EPPF) held a meeting with former Ethiopian officers on Sunday. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss how to rally former Ethiopian soldiers around EPPF. The meeting also discussed ways of mobilizing Ethiopians in the Washington DC Metro Area and around the world to support […]

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There’s light, but it’s not the end of the tunnel yet…

The highs and lows continue at Copenhagen. Today we heard rousing speeches from Gordon Brown and from Hilary Clinton on the need for a deal, and for climate financing. All good stuff, but it’s not good enough. Ethiopia led calls yesterday for a compromise deal infuriating other developing countries who are determined to hold out […]

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$100 bn is half the amount poor countries need – Oxfam

As the US, Ethiopia and European Union – including France, Germany and the UK – coalesce around a climate finance package of $100bn, Jeremy Hobbs, Executive Director of Oxfam International said: “It’s good news that discussions on climate cash have finally got moving after two long years of delay but this needs to be the […]

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Somalia threatens to degenerate

By FRED OLUOCH | The East African The insecurity in Somalia is fast threatening regional peace, with calls for international intervention to avert a continental crisis. Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti are at most risk because of their porous borders, the proliferation of small arms and the ongoing recruitment of young people from these countries into […]

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Tell President Obama: Don’t turn a blind eye to Ethiopia

On Wednesday, Mr Michael Posner, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, held a live discussion on Facebook about Human Rights Agenda for the 21st Century (see here). Participants of the discussion submitted a number of questions pertaining to global human rights issues, including the abhorrent human rights conditions in Ethiopia. […]

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President Obama: Personal Plea from Your Supporter

By Meron Agonafer I am one of the thousands of Ethiopian Americans who toiled to get you elected. For two years, I was a volunteer for your presidential campaign. I made thousands of phone calls, organized precinct walks, recruited volunteers, and contributed funds to send volunteers to Nevada, Colorado and Pennsylvania. I published letters to […]

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U.S. official for human rights ignores questions about Ethiopia

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Mr. Michael Posner, had invited every one who is concerned about human rights to a live discussion on Facebook today. The topic was Human Rights Agenda for the 21st Century. Hoping that Mr Posner would answer some questions about the brutal repression in Ethiopia […]

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Ethiopian art exhibition in Atlanta

Hanatzeb Ethiopian Art Gallery is hosting an art exhibition this weekend in Atlanta where artists Eskender Seyoum, Alex Girma, Muluken Asfaw and Yosef Berta will present their works. The exhibition will start at 6 PM, Saturday. Place: 49-B Bennett Street NW, Atlanta GA 30309 Hanatzeb Ethiopian Art Gallery celebrated its grand opening on November 1, […]

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Remembering the Anuak Massacre of December 2003

On December 13-15, 2009, it will be six years since the massacre of 424 Anuak in Gambella, Ethiopia followed by nearly two more years of widespread extrajudicial killings, rape, torture, imprisonment, disappearances and destruction. By the end of this time, another 1500 Anuak from this very tiny ethnic group, numbering less than 100,000 worldwide and […]

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From Menelik I to Obama

By Kim Berryman | ABC News For many of his erstwhile supporters, President Obama’s image as almost an American savior is a distant memory, overshadowed by health-care battles and troop allocations, unemployment numbers and myriad disappointments. For at least one artist in a struggling community in the nation’s capital, however, the nation’s first black president […]

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Libya deports 160 Ethiopians

TRIPOLI — The International Organisation for Migration repatriated on Tuesday 160 Ethiopian migrants who had been stranded in Libya without travel documents. “The 160 migrants boarded a chartered aircraft in the southern Libyan town of Sebha on Tuesday for a five-hour flight to Addis Abeba,” where they were met and assisted by IOM staff, the […]

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Ethiopia’s tyrant calls U.S. ambassador ‘idiot’ (audio)

Ethiopia’s tyrant Meles Zenawi has called U.S. Ambassador Douglas Griffiths an ‘idiot’ for claiming that there is no equal representation of all ethnic groups in the government. Mr Griffith represents the U.S.  at the United Nations Human Rights Commission in Geneva. Speaking at a council meeting last week, Ambassador Griffiths questioned Ethiopian regime’s contention that […]

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Editing war over Ethiopian dictator’s net worth

The net worth of Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi is listed as $1.2 billion in Wikipedia.org, the most referenced encyclopedia in the world. Meles is also listed as the 11th richest head of government in the world. (See here.) This has caused the Adwa Mafia (a clique within the ruling Woyanne junta that is mostly composed […]

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Three Woyanne soldiers defect to Asmara

Three Woyanne soldiers defect to Asmara and more news. Watch below;

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The Art of War on Ethiopia’s Independent Press

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Use a sledgehammer to smash a butterfly! That is the exquisite art of war unleashed on Ethiopia’s independent press by the dictatorship of Meles Zenawi today. The latest near-casualties in Zenawi’s war on Truth have just escaped by the skin of their teeth. Their distress signal ricocheted across cyberspace last week. […]

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White Europeans doing iskista (video)

These white Europeans do a better iskista dance than most Ethiopians I know, even me. It is hilarious and really entertaining. The performers are members of the Amsterdam International Dance Theater in The Netherlands. Watch below. – Elias Kifle

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Online chat with U.S. State Department official

Human Rights Agenda for the 21st Century: Online Chat Wednesday, at 6:30 PM Washington DC Time With Michael Posner, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Looking for answers about the U.S. foreign policy regarding its human rights agenda? Join an online discussion: “Human Rights Agenda for the 21st Century” from […]

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The cause of Azeb Mesfin’s fury

Azeb Mesfin, the wife of Ethiopia’s tyrant Meles Zenawi, had captured the attention of U.S. media last September when she gave her husband an angry stare in Pittsburgh (read here). While in the plane flying from New York and after leaving Pittsburgh, Azeb’s anger did not let up. She was heard calling Meles “shermuta,” and […]

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Meles family’s absolute corruption in Ethiopia

(ION) – Now that the EPRDF [a front organization for the ruling Tigrean People Liberation Front] has been in power for almost two decades, its leaders have had time to accumulate wealth. We make a roundup — by no means exhaustive — of their activity. [Meles is now estimated to worth $1.2 billion, according to […]

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Obama nominates next U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia — U.S. President Barack Obama announced on Wednesday his intent to nominate Donald E. Booth to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia. In announcing his intention to nominate Ambassador Booth and other key U.S. Administration officials, President Obama said, “The depth of experience these individuals bring to their roles will be […]

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The Ethiopian journalist: an endangered species

By Yilma Bekele An endangered species is a population of organisms that is at risk of becoming extinct because it is either few in numbers, or threatened by changing environmental or predation parameters. The free-press journalists in Ethiopia fit such description. The definition is true on both points. Our journalists are becoming extinct because of […]

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The Brown Condor Celebration Sets for Takeoff

TsehaiNY.com staff Teddy Fikre, C.E.O. of Brown Condor Productions and Member of Ethiopian Americans for Change, is keeping busy these days. Teddy is planning The Brown Condor Launch Celebration which will take place on December 12th, at Jin Lounge in Washington, D.C. Perhaps no other story represents the deep and rich history Ethiopians and African […]

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Does the World need another Martyr?

The Case of Birtukan Mideksa In preparation for the upcoming election in Ethiopia next year, a recent Reuter’s article indicates that hundreds of opposition party members have been rounded up and sent to prison. Indeed, the ruling party’s most viable opponent, Birtukan Mideksa has been in prison since December of 2008. Before her arrest she […]

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UN mourns Ethiopian engineer who is killed in Afghanistan

NEW YORK (UNICEF) – The familiar blue flag flew at half mast in front of United Nations headquarters a few weeks ago. Its emblem of peace – a global map cradled by olive branches – flapped in a brisk autumn breeze. The flag had been lowered in memory of the five UN staff and others […]

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Why has Ethiopia’s regime locked Birtukan in jail?

By Abiye Teklemariam Megenta One blazing hot Sunday afternoon in December, I drove my old BMW 316i to Ferensay Legacion, an area in North East Addis Ababa dotted with clusters of shanties. The roads were layered with unevenly carved cobble stones and red sand which made driving nearly impossible. Outside most of the small hovels, […]

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Advocacy for Ethiopia holds press conference on Copenhagen

WASHINGTON — Advocacy for Ethiopia, an Ethiopian civic group based in the U.S., held a press conference Sunday to air its views on the Copenhagen Climate Conference in Denmark that has started today. The group’s main message was: “The importance of Human rights, good governance, and poverty reduction for a sustainable protection of our planet” […]

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Historic EPPF meeting in Washington DC

The Washington DC Metro Chapter of Ethiopian People’s Patriotic Front (EPPF) is hosting a meeting for former members of the Ethiopian armed forces to discuss current political developments in Ethiopia. This is the first meeting of its kind. For several years most former Ethiopian soldiers have been demoralized and were staying out of politics. Currently, […]

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The Toxic Ecology of African Dictatorships

By Alemayehu G. Mariam The inconvenient truth about Africa today is that dictatorship presents a far more perilous threat to the survival of Africans than climate change. The devastation African dictators have wreaked upon the social fabric and ecosystem of African societies is incalculable. Over the past several decades, bloodthirsty dictators like Uganda’s Idi Amin, […]

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Testimony of a former Woyanne on abuse of U.S. aid to Ethiopia

The following is a testimonial letter from Amare Mammo — a former cadre of the ruling TPLF/EPRDF regime — who used to work for the Ethiopian Agricultural and Food Organization. Letter addressed to: Dr. Seid Hassan – Murray State University Received: November 23, 2009. ከውጭ በርዳታ የሚገኘው በሙስና የተዘፈቀው ድጎማ (Safety Net) በኢትዮጵያ ምን ይምስላል? […]

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Environmental destruction in Ethiopia (video)

For the next few days the eye of the world will be focused on the City of Copenhagen, Denmark. Leaders from 192 counties will gather to discuss how to protect the earth’s climate from heating up. African leaders thieves and murderers have appointed one of their own, Meles Zenawi, to represent them at the Conference. […]

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Over 1,000 Ethiopians entered Yemen in November

Yemen’s Ministry of Interior said today that 1,048 Ethiopians have illegally entered the country by smuggling boats last November. Many of the refugees are women and children. The Ethiopians were fleeing from the U.S.- and World Bank-financed brutal dictatorship in Ethiopia. The regime in Ethiopia, led by Meles Zenawi, is currently waging a genocidal war […]

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Ethiopia’s tyrant faces opposition in Copenhagen (video)

Opposition grows against the participation of Ethiopia’s brutal tyrant Meles Zenawi at the Copenhagen Climate Conference this month. Some are suggesting that his place should be rerouted to The Hague for trial at the International Criminal Court. Freelance journalist Doug McGill, a former New York Times reporter, argues that Meles Zenawi should not be allowed […]

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Tsegaye Kebede lives up to expectations in Japan

By Brett Larner | Japan Running News Beijing Olympics and Berlin World Championships double bronze medalist, defending champion and Japanese all-comers record holder Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia lived up to expectations and more with a history-making 2:05:18 win at the 2009 Fukuoka International Marathon. Kebede’s time was a PB by two seconds and a new […]

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Ethiopian soccer great Italo Vassalo speaks out

Italo Vassalo is one of the most beloved Ethiopians of this century, on a par with Tilahun Gessesse, Abebe Bikila and others. From Emperor HaileSelassie on down, every Ethiopian loved him and his elder brother Lucciano, the captain of Ethiopia’s National Team in 1960s. Italo helped win Ethiopia’s first African Cup in 1962 by scoring […]

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Foreigners are buying stolen Ethiopian land

By Fekade Shewakena If you are wondering why the government of Meles Zenawi in Ethiopia is doing the secretive land deals with Arab and Asian tycoons and agribusiness corporations without any public discussion and scrutiny, and why the officials are handling it in much the same way like thieves who sell their stolen stuff on […]

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What is Khat?

(USDOJ) — Khat, Catha edulis, is a flowering shrub native to Ethiopia, East Africa and the Arabian-Peninsula. Khat refers to the leaves and young shoot of Catha edulis. It has been widely used since the thirteenth century as a recreational drug by the indigenous people of East Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and throughout the Middle […]

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Haile Gebreselassie to build new training center in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA — Yaya Africa Athletics Village PLC, a new company established in 2009, has begun the construction of a modern athletics village in Sululta, 11 KM outside Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. The project is worth an estimated 80 million birr and will be constructed in three phases. The shareholders of the company include two […]

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A major newspaper in Ethiopia shuts down due to harassment

Addis Neger Publishing today announced that its major publication, Addis Neger Newspaper, ceased circulation due to constant harassment and intimidation by the ruling Woyanne junta in Ethiopia. Saturday November 28, 2009 saw the final edition of the paper. “Addis Neger, one of the few leading independent voices in Ethiopia, became the victim of yet another […]

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Ethiopia’s tyrant threatens to walk out of Copenhagen

By Douglas McGill | The McGill Report A mind-boggling usurpation of moral authority at the highest global level is set to unfold at the United Nations Climate Change Conference that begins in Copenhagen next Monday. Meles Zenawi, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia and one of the world’s worst dictators, is preparing to use that global […]

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2 Colorado women travel to Ethiopia on medical mission

By Alicia Gossman-Steemes | MetroWest Daily News COLORADO — In the developing world, a person born with cleft palate, cleft lip or other facial deformities will suffer not only from medical issues but also from social censure. That’s why organizations like Operation Smile exist — to bring a smile and to give life to people […]

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A British journalist relives his kidnapping in Ethiopian desert

By Jon Swain | Times Online I last saw Aregawi Berhe in the summer of 1976. The big news gripping Britain was the heatwave — back then, the hottest since records began — and the dramatic Israeli commando raid on Entebbe airport in Uganda to rescue 100 hostages held by pro-Palestinian hijackers. My mind was […]

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Some private schools in Israel still refuse to accept Ethiopians

By Or Kashti | Haaretz Eleven new immigrants from Ethiopia have yet to be placed in Petah Tikva schools, and some have been waiting as long as three weeks for an assignment. Municipal officials claim that the city’s private religious schools – which sparked a nationwide outcry when they refused to accept Ethiopian students at […]

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President Isaias urges Ethiopian opposition to get serious

By Elias Kifle When it comes to the ruling tribal junta in Ethiopia, there is no one who has as much clarity as President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea. He knows their real nature, what and how they think, their weaknesses, strength, and modus operandi. This is hardly surprising since he is the one who guided […]

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What kind of music do you like, Fuhrer?

Would a Jewish, Russian, or Polish journalist ask Hitler such a question? Unthinkable. It is what EthiopiaFirst.com editor recently asked Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia’s Hitler, who is currently carrying out a campaign of genocide against our people in the Ogaden region, not to mention the countless crimes he has perpetrated against all Ethiopians. A more apt […]

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Ethiopia's national team pushed out by Zambia

By Kalumiana Kalumiana | The Post Zambia edged closer to the quarterfinals of the Orange CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup after a 1-0 win over Ethiopia at Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi this afternoon. Herve Renard’s side now lead Group A with a maximum six points from their opening two matches after beating hosts Kenya 2-0 in […]

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Silent Cry

A documentary film The Silent Cry, produced by a team of young passionate British students, in partnership with African Rights Monitor, hosted a special screening in Toronto, on Saturday November 28, 2009. Over four hundred people from the Greater Toronto area attended the screening. The Silent Cry is based on stories depicting the shattered lives […]

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Enraged father kills son over child rape admission

MICHIGAN (AP) — A 15-year-old Michigan boy admitted raping a 3-year-old girl, so enraging his father that the man couldn’t control himself when witnesses say he forced the teen to strip, marched him to an empty lot and shot him through the head, a defense lawyer said Tuesday. The lawyer for Jamar Pinkney Sr., 37, […]

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Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital needs doctors

Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital (AAFH) in Ethiopia is in the process of building 5 new centers around the country to extend the work to those unable to get to the city. To do this the Hospital seeks increase the number of available trained doctors. The Hospital was started over thirty years ago by Drs Reg […]

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Ethiopia, Zambia face off

By Kalumiana Kalumiana | The Post Zambia and Ethiopia teams will face each other at Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi today. The winner will move one step closer to the Orange CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup quarterfinals. Victory for second-placed Chipolopolo over Group A leaders Ethiopia will see Herve Renard’s side through to the quarterfinals to be […]

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Haile returns to Dubai with a mission

DUBAI — Ethiopia’s superstar athlete Haile Gebrselassie is looking to break the world record on his return to Dubai in January to defend the title he has won for the past two years at the 2010 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon. The current world record holder, Gebrselassie met with race officials in his home town of […]

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Using teff for bread

By Susan | Wild Yeast Here’s what we did six or seven weeks ago: We raised bread with sourdough starters made from several ancient grains: amaranth, sorghum, quinoa, millet, and teff. My favorite of these was teff. It’s best known for the Ethiopian staple flatbreadinjera, but it makes a wonderful addition to loaf breads as […]

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Top 10 electronic gadgets of the past ten years (ABC News)

ABC News released its top 10 electronic gadgets of the past ten years. By Ki Mae Heussner | ABC News Maps. Compact disk players. Film. Paperback books. Ten years ago, we couldn’t live without them. Today, they’re inching closer and closer to obsolescence. The past decade has delivered a bounty of consumer electronics that make […]

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Israeli school directors head to Ethiopia

By Israel Moskovitch | YNet Dozens of youth village directors have organized a joint trip to Ethiopia in which they will travel through various cities,villages, immigrant camps and Jewish centers. The trip is not for recreation, nor is it being sponsored by the Ministry of education – these leaders will pay for their own visit […]

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Soccer: Ethiopia vs. Djibouti (video)

BBC — Ethiopia have moved to the top of their group at the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup after 5-0 win over Djibouti in Nairobi on Monday. The two teams were locked at 0-0 at half-time, but the Ethiopians unleashed their strikers in the second period. The match was the opening game for both teams in […]

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Tanzania police detains 28 Ethiopians

Dar es Salaam (ThisDay) — Police in the east African nation of Tanzania has arrested 28 immigrants from Ethiopia yesterday. The Ethiopians were heading to  an unknown destination, probably South Africa. The immigrants were traveling aboard a bus with registration number T245 BDD and were being escorted by two officials from the immigration department, one […]

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British singer and humanitarian Bob Geldof opens school in Ethiopia

LONDON — Sir Bob Geldof fought back tears as he visited Ethiopia on a recent trip to open a school funded by the profits of his 2004 Band Aid 20 record. Do They Know It’s Christmas? was re-recorded to raise funds five years ago, with stars including Chris Martin, Robbie Williams and Will Young participating […]

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Haile Gebreselassie invited as guest of honor at the World Cup

By Marleen Rennings | IAAF World marathon record holder and Ethiopia’s famous athlete Haile Gebrselassie travels this week to South Africa’s Cape Town to assist at the FIFA World Cup draw on 4 December. In acknowledgment that Haile Gebrselassie is one of the African continent’s most celebrated and decorated athletes of all time, the multiple […]

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Little Addis in South Africa (video)

A visit to Little Addis, Johannesburg, South Africa The Ethiopian district in town is affectionally known as Little Addis. Amazing cheap food can be enjoyed. But we’re talking amazing, and amazingly cheap. We’re slowly starting to explore the area more. One place to start is Joburg Mall accessible on Jeppe Street. The first place we […]

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Ethiopia: 6 high ranking officers defected

Six high ranking military officers of the Woyanne regime in Ethiopia have defected, Ogaden Online reports. Recent attacks by the Ogaden National Liberation Front’s (ONLF) army may have played a role in the defection of these high ranking officers, the report adds. All six officers who were based in a military garrison around Addis Ababa […]

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