Monthly Archives: January 2010

Yemen police arrests 95 Ethiopians

ABYAN, YEMEN (Saba) — Yemen law enforcement sources in the Abyan and Lahj provinces have arrested 95 Ethiopians, including 20 women, who have entered the country illegally, according to Interior Ministry. In Ahwar, security forces have captured 89 Ethiopians and 6 others. The Ethiopians were sent to a detention camp.

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Undeterred

By Teddy Fikre | Ethiopian-Americans For Change I want to believe, I truly do. I want to believe that Ethiopians, Eritreans, the African Diaspora can throw off the collective chains of self imposed poverty and work together to a collective prosperity. I have the Audacity to think that we can actually work together—you thought Obama […]

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The crew of Ethiopian Flight 409 (update)

* Captain Habtamu Benti Negasa * Co-pilot Alula Tamerat * Flight Attendant Seble Gebretsadik * Flight Attendant Helen Addissie * Flight Attendant Netsanet Yifru * Flight Attendant Gelila Gedion * Flight Lead Attendant Seblewengel Seyoum R.I.P. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

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4,000 thieves are headed for Addis Ababa

EDITOR’S NOTE: The ruling Woyanne junta in Ethiopia is hosting some 4,000 African heads of state and ministers looters and murderers in Addis Ababa for the African Union summit this week. ADDIS ABABA (APA) — Ethiopia’s regime said on Friday that around 4,000 guests and African leaders across the continent are expected to come for […]

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Ethiopian Airlines jet makes emergency landing in Chad

NDJAMENA (AFP) — An Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet which made an emergency landing in Chad due to a radar problem took off again today, but 120 of its 150 passengers refused to board, airport authorities said. The plane, a Boeing 737 en route from Dakar in Senegal to Addis Ababa via Bamako in Mali, “left […]

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Mortgage crisis to hit Ethiopia

The housing market bubble in Ethiopia is about to burst as mortgage holders, including many of those in the Diaspora, fail to make payments to the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE), an investigation by the Ethiopian Review Intelligence Unit reveals. CBC is now sitting on over 200 billion birr unpaid principal balance. The Woyanne junta […]

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Ethiopian families grieve

Ethiopian families mourn for their loved ones who died in Monday’s plane crash (video)

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Ethiopian, Lebanese relations sour

By Dalila Mahdawi and Wassim Mroueh | The Daily Star As investigations continue into the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on Monday, relations between the Ethiopian and Lebanese communities seem to be under strain. Ethiopian Airlines flight ET409 crashed into the Mediterranean Sea just minutes after taking off from Beirut’s Rafik Hariri International Airport during a […]

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Crashed Ethiopian Airlines black boxes have been found, not yet recovered

Search teams on Thursday sought to recover the black boxes from an Ethiopian aircraft that crashed off Lebanon’s coast, with hope the data would provide answers to the mystery surrounding the tragedy. “We expect to have them some time today,” Lebanese Transport Minister Ghazi Aridi told AFP. An international search team picked up signals from […]

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EPPF in London holds historic meetings

The U.K. chapter of Ethiopian People’s Patriotic Front (EPPF) held a historic meeting in London Sunday, January 24 where for the first time Ethiopians and Eritreans came together under one roof to discuss about their common interests. The public meeting was called in line with a resolution passed by the October 2009 EPPF conference that […]

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Meles writes Obama

By Yilma Bekele To my dear friend Barack Obama. I hope this letter finds you well. We are doing fine here in this location that will stay nameless. Except for that little matter of famine, deflation and inflation most things are under control thanks to the Pentagon, IMF, World Bank and hodam Diaspora. I am […]

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U.S. Navy locates Ethiopian flight 409 black boxes

By Yara Bayoumy BEIRUT (Reuters) – A U.S. navy vessel located on Wednesday the flight recorders from an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed off the coast of Lebanon two days ago with 90 people aboard, a security official said. “The U.S. ship located the black boxes 1,300 metres underwater and 8 km west of Beirut […]

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The truth must be told about Ethiopian Flight 409

By Mengistu Adugna Over the last few days, most of us have been in sombre sadness disheartened by the disaster of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight FT-409 destined Beirut to Addis Ababa – leading to the death of 90 people onboard as it has now (at the time of this writing) been confirmed. Firstly, my condolences […]

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AI calls on Ethiopia’s dictator not to execute Melaku Tefera

Amnesty International (AI) has called on Ethiopian authorities not to execute Melaku Tefera, a member of the Union for Democracy and Justice Party (UDJ), the only one of five men sentenced to death on 22 December 2009 who remains in Ethiopia. The other four sentenced to death in absentia are exiled Ginbot 7 party leaders […]

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The kidnapping of Awassa University students

By Terri Hathaway It’s been more than a week since anyone has heard from three students kidnapped from the Awassa University campus in southern Ethiopia by government security forces, according to the Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA). Whereabouts of the students, Nagga Gezaw, Dhaba Girre, and Jatani Wario, is still unknown. […]

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Ethiopian Flight 409 black box found

(BBC) — The “black box” flight recorders from a passenger jet which crashed off the coast of Lebanon two days ago have been found, officials say. A search team located the recorders from the Ethiopian Airlines flight just over 1.3km (0.8 miles) underwater, 10km west of the capital, Beirut. The search team is now trying […]

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Correction: Captain originally assigned to fly ET-409 escapes crash

Ethiopian Airlines sources have revealed that the captain who was originally assigned to fly Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 was not on board when the plane crashed into the Mediterranean Sea. According to Ethiopian Review sources, Captain Amaha Fisseha went to Mekelle to attend a wedding, and in his place another pilot, Captain Habtamu Benti, with […]

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Lebanon’s mistreatment of grief-stricken Ethiopians

By Patrick Galey Even though there were nine nationalities aboard the Boeing 737 jet which burst into flames and crashed into the sea minutes after taking off in a violent thunderstorm on Monday morning, the Lebanese, naturally enough, only concerned themselves with one. 54 Lebanese, almost all from the country’s predominately Shiite southern region, are […]

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Lightning reported in the path of crashed Ethiopian plane

Flight 409 crash site

(AccuWeather) — Frequent lightning was in the area of Monday morning’s Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 crash into the Mediterranean Sea, according to data compiled by AccuWeather.com. “A significant bolt was detected at 2:37 a.m., local time, 10 miles South of the Beirut Airport and 2.5 miles west of the coastal town of Na’ameh,” said AccuWeather.com […]

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Ethiopian billionaire’s daughter faces stoning in Saudi

The identity of the alleged Saudi Princess given secret asylum in the United Kingdom early last year has now been revealed. The young woman, who is in her late 20s is reported to be Sarah Mohammed Al-Amoudi, originally from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and now living in London. Sarah Al-Amoudi told British authorities that she is […]

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Flight 409 pilot flew into violent storms

By Charles Bremner | Times Online The crew of an Ethiopian airliner that crashed off Lebanon on Monday apparently flew into violent storms after failing to follow controllers’ instructions to avoid them, it emerged today. “A traffic control recording shows that the tower told the pilot to turn to avoid the storm, but the plane […]

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China’s massive investment in Ethiopia at what cost?

By Mary Fitzgerald | Irish Times ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA — China’s minister for commerce says trade with Ethiopia will reach $3 billion by 2015 ASK AN Addis Ababa taxi driver to take you to Ethio-China Friendship Road and he might just scratch his head. The renaming of Wollo Sefer, one of the Ethiopian capital’s main […]

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The mystery of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409

By Charles Bremner | TimesOnline Stormy weather or sabotage are being cited in the aviation world as possible factors in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 409 off Beirut. There is no evidence yet to suggest what caused the modern Boeing 737-800 airliner to hit the Mediterranean minutes after take-off. But attention focused on powerful […]

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Names of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 passengers

All the Ethiopians are women whom the Woyanne junta exploits by exporting them to Arab countries as domestic workers. Names of passengers aboard Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409: 1) Addis Abera Demise (Ethiopia) 2) Bahrnesh Megersa (Ethiopia) 3) Kidist Wolde Mariam (Ethiopia) 4) Elisabeth Tilhum Habtermariam (Ethiopia) 5) Rahel Tadese (Ethiopia) 6) Etenesh Admasie (Ethiopia) 7) […]

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No survivors found in Ethiopian Airlines plane crash (video)

Update BEIRUT, Lebanon (Los Angeles Times) Airlines flight that crashed into the sea early Monday during a fierce winter storm. The Boeing 737-800 bound for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, was carrying eight crew members and 82 passengers when it crashed into the Mediterranean shortly after takeoff from Beirut amid hail and thunder. The U.S.-born wife […]

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Notice to Ethiopians: You are Being Evicted from Ethiopia

By Obang Metho Imagine this notice being posted in Ethiopia: People of Ethiopia: You are hereby warned; you are being given notice of your eviction from the country. You are no longer welcome here. Find a new place to live. We do not care where. All we want is your land, water and resources. They […]

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Ethiopian Airline flight crashes, no word on survivors

An Ethiopian Airlines plane with 90 people on board crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from Beirut in stormy weather early on Monday. The airline’s chief executive said there was no word of survivors. The Boeing 737-800, heading for the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, disappeared off the radar about five minutes after […]

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U.S. Part of Lebanon Search

We’re told the US Navy is part of an international effort to find any survivors of the Ethiopian Air Lines crash off Beirut Lebanon.  The 6th Fleet guided missile destroyer USS Ramage which was on maneuvers in the area is involved, as is a P-3 Orion maritime search and rescue aircraft. The airline is saying no Americans were […]

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Rescue teams search for survivors in Ethiopian plane crash (video)

Lebanese rescue teams Monday recovered 10 bodies from the wreckage of an Ethiopian airliner that plunged into the Mediterranean Sea minutes after takeoff in heavy rains and storms from the Beirut International Airport earlier in the day. “We have so far found 10 bodies at the crash site off the coast of Naameh, 7 miles […]

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Worries growing about Ethiopia elections – The Economist

ADDIS ABABA (The Economist) — Worries about Ethiopia’s election, due in May, are growing. Aid-giving Western governments hope it will pass off without the strife that followed the last one, in 2005, when 200 people were killed, thousands were imprisoned, and the democratic credentials of Meles Zenawi, despite his re-election, were left in tatters. Though […]

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Storm appears to have caused the crash of Ethiopian Airlines jet

A fierce storm appears to have caused the crash of an Ethiopian Airline jet that plunged in a ball of fire into the sea with 90 people on board, Lebanese Defense Minister Elias Murr said yesterday. “Bad weather was apparently the cause of the crash,” Mr Murr said. “We have ruled out foul play so […]

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Ethiopian plane crash should not sully success story

When news of the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash broke this morning my heart sank at the thought of covering yet another negative story about Ethiopia. It’s particularly galling for Ethiopians that the airline is one of the few international success stories for a country known mostly for famine and war. When the news emerged I […]

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The Democracy Before Democracy in Africa

Alemayehu G. Mariam Since the dawn of African independence from colonialism in the early 1960s, African liberation leaders and founding fathers qua dictators, military junta and “new breed” leaders have sought to justify the one-man, one-party state — and avoid genuine multiparty democracy — by fabricating a blend of self-serving arguments which converge on the […]

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Ethiopian Airlines jet crashes after taking off from Beirut

BEIRUT (Reuters) – An Ethiopian Airlines plane with 85 passengers on board crashed into the Mediterranean sea shortly after taking off from Beirut international airport in the early hours of Monday, airport sources said. The plane, said to be a Boeing (BA.N) 737 by one source, disappeared off the radar some five minutes after takeoff. […]

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Ethiopia on a deteriorating human rights trajectory

(HRW) — Ethiopia is on a deteriorating human rights trajectory as parliamentary elections approach in 2010. These will be the first national elections since 2005, when post-election protests resulted in the deaths of at least 200 protesters, many of them victims of excessive use of force by the police. Broad patterns of government repression have […]

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Ogaden civilians fight back Woyanne death squads

(Ogaden Online) — Reports reaching the Ogaden Online service desk from the city of Diridhaba in the province of Shiniile confirm the existence of a recent pitched battle that took place between the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) troops stationed in the area and the local population. It is reported that towards the end of […]

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How will Chinese culture influence Africa?

So far, media coverage of China’s involvement in Africa has mostly been about investment. Stories of Chinese engineers in hard hats standing by roads up mountains in Ethiopia. Stories of Chinese farmers moving to Zambia.  But, in a push to extent its economic reach, China is now making a very real effort to export its […]

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Others democratic senators join Jim Webb in calling for a moratorium

Virginia Democratic Senator Jim Webb said the upper chamber shouldn’t move forward with healthcare or any other bills until Brown is sworn in. “In many ways the campaign in Massachusetts became a referendum not only on health care reform but also on the openness and integrity of our government process,” Webb said in a statement. […]

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Scott Brown's truck

Neil Cavuto blasts President Obama for attacking Scott Brown’s truck. Republican Scott Brown had been running ads in Massachusetts where he is out driving around in his 2005 GMC Canyon pickup truck while campaigning for US Senator. Scott Brown’s Fair Game; His Truck Isn’t By Neil Cavuto OK, so two things. One: President Obama doesn’t […]

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Controls on military assistance to Somalia must be tightened

Amnesty International has called for arms transfers to the Somali government to be suspended until there are adequate safeguards to prevent weapons from being used to commit war crimes and human rights abuses. In its latest briefing paper on the country, Amnesty International details US shipments of arms, including mortars, ammunition and cash for the […]

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Google Vs China – lessons for Ethiopia

By Yilma Bekele Google is at war with the Peoples Republic of China. Google is a worthy adversary. If I was a betting person I will put all my money on Google. There is no question Google will win. The Peoples Republic is playing the old game of bullying. Too bad for the Chinese those […]

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Poll shows Berhanu Nega is the undisputed front runner

By Elias Kifle The poll conducted by Ethiopian Review during the past 7 days indicates that most Ethiopians would choose, by a wide margin, Dr Berhanu Nega of Ginbot 7 to be the next president of Ethiopia if a free and fair election is held in Ethiopia today and there is a presidential instead of […]

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The Future of the Future Country, Part II

Alemayheu G. Mariam Reinventing Ethiopian Politics Aristotle wrote that “man is a political animal” to suggest that the defining characteristic of human beings is involvement in the civic life of their communities. Today, many Ethiopians across the board are strangely disengaged and alienated from Ethiopian politics. For the “alienated majority”, the disengagement is justified. They […]

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The Faking of Tigrean Nationalism

By Messay Kebede I have read with great interest Jawar’s well thought and skillfully articulated piece on Tigrean nationalism. It has inspired me to present my own view, not so much to contradict Jawar as to present an alternative interpretation. I do not consider this article as a rebuttal because I agree with Jawar’s analysis […]

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Conveying Ethiopia’s horror (Book Review)

Beneath the Lion’s Gaze, a book by Maaza Mengiste Review by Mike Fisher | JSonline.com If you’re lucky enough to escape the indiscriminate rage unleashed during a bloody reign of terror, the rest of your days are likely to be haunted by the ghosts you left behind. Whether those ghosts can ever again be made […]

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Earthquake risks in Ethiopia

By Samuel Kinde According to a report published in 1999, a 6.5 magnitude earthquake, which seismologist say could happen in areas of close proximity to Addis Ababa, the country’s major city, could cause as many as 4000-5000 deaths, 8000-10,000 injuries and a displacement of as many as 500,000 people and a total damage in excess […]

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A clear winner is emerging – Vote for the President of Ethiopia

Voting will end tomorrow, Sunday. Please vote now. Listed alphabetically: Ethiopian Review has been collecting suggestions on potential candidates for the next president of Ethiopia, if there is a free and fair election, and system is presidential, and not the current fake parliamentary. The response has been massive. Within the past 3 days we have […]

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Ethiopians in Washington to honor Pastor Daniel Mekonnen

Ethiopians in the Washington DC Metro area will hold a special event honoring Pastor Daniel Mekonnen, in appreciation of his 40 years of service. Date: Saturday, January 23, 2010 Time: 4:00 PM Place: Sheraton National Hotel Address: 900 S. Orme Street, Arlington VA 22204 More info: Wongel.com

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Africa-Asia ties flying high

Investment from China and other Asian countries was an important factor in several years of unprecedented growth in Africa before the global downturn hit. It is very much seen as a critical driver for Africa’s future growth prospects as well. China has repeatedly emphasised its commitment to Africa through the global troubles and is emerging even […]

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U.S. policy on Ethiopia does not reflect American values

A message to President Barack Obama By Obang Metho Dear President Obama: I am writing this to you on behalf of the Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE), a grassroots social justice movement whose mission is to mobilize Ethiopians in the Diaspora and within Ethiopia to unite across ethnic, regional, political and religious lines […]

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Forum on Ethiopian Politics Beyond Ethnicity – Washington DC

Ethiopian Politics Beyond Ethnicity: Ethiopian Dialogue for Peace and common ground Date: January 24, 2010, at Unification Church in Washington DC. Dr. Aregawi Berhe, co-founder and former chairman of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), will make a presentation on this hot, vital and timely topic. The forum will be chaired by Dr. Berhanu Mengistu, […]

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Ethiopia launches new power plant

A new hydroelectric plant has been inaugurated in Ethiopia – part of a controversial project on the Omo River. Ethiopia hopes the cascade of dams will turn it from a country suffering crippling power cuts to a major electricity exporter. But critics fear there will be consequences for the environment and for people living along […]

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Tigrean Nationalism: A Weapon of Repression

By Jawar Siraj Mohammed Browse through any Ethiopian websites, and you will discover that almost every article or commentary says something about the Tigrean domination of the country. The cyber world is crammed with statistics, testimonies, conspiracy theories and condemnations. Some of the fervent cases brought forth include; * How Tigray disproportionally benefits under this […]

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Ethiopians turn to EPPF for leadership

By Elias Kifle After 10 years of obscurity, the Ethiopian People’s Patriotic Front (EPPF) is now emerging as a leading political force to be reckoned with in Ethiopia. To find out how much impact EPPF is making, one needs only watch the Woyanne-controlled ETV. In October, ETV, Bereket Simone’s mouthpiece, declared that EPPF has been […]

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President Isaias Afwerki’s new year message (video)

… EPPF chapters resolution and other news. Watch below:

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Ethiopia’s “Silently” Creeping Famine

By Alemayehu G. Mariam “Oh! What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive,” said Sir Walter Scott, the novelist and poet. Is there “famine” in Ethiopia, or not? Are large numbers of people “starving” there, or not? Is convulsive hunger a daily reality for the majority of Ethiopians, or not? No […]

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Reflection Brings Questions

By Obang Metho As we celebrate this New Year and reflect back on 2009, it draws me to examine myself and my purposes for my life. I invite you, meaning all Ethiopians—including Woyane or EPRDF supporters to do the same. For me, I live a simple life, without many of the “extras.” In fact, the […]

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EPPF public meeting in London (Jan 24, 2010)

The Ethiopian People’s Patriotic Front (EPPF) will hold a big rally and public meeting in London on January 24, 2010. Date/Time: SUNDAY, 24 JANUARY 2010, From 15:00 – 19:00 Place: Holloway Resource Center, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 7PA UK Issues to be Discussed: EPPF aims and activities Current conditions in Ethiopia Upcoming election Ethiopia-Eritrea […]

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The Massawa Epic Battle (Book Review)

Book Review: Tadesse Tele Salvano’s Ay Massawa! Reviewed by Messay Kebede The book presents an encircled army defending with courage and determination the port of Massawa against the ferocious attacks of the EPLF’s military forces assisted with units of the TPLF. This army unit of 17,000 men resisted for ten long days even though it […]

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US suspect in Pakistan defends 'jihad' plans

SARGODHA, Pakistan – Five Americans detained in Pakistan told a court Monday they intended to cross the border into Afghanistan to wage jihad against Western forces but denied any links to al-Qaida or plans to carry out terrorist attacks in Pakistan. The admission could be a prelude to possible U.S. conspiracy charges but might also […]

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Political leanings of the different Ethiopian media

Political leanings of the top 10 Ethiopian media look as follows: Listed by EMAI‘s rank: 1. EthiopianReview.com – Editor: Elias Kifle; supports EPPF, Ginbot 7 2. Nazret.com – Editor: Unknown; Claims to be neutral, but leans toward Woyanne 3. Ethiomedia.com – Editor: Abraha Belay; supports the Siye Abraha wing of Woyanne 4. EthiopianReporter.com – Editor: […]

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VOA reports on Woyanne propaganda against EPPF (audio)

Voice of America (VOA) Amharic Service today has reported about the Woyanne propaganda claim that it has arrested several fighters of Ethiopian People’s Patriotic Front (EPPF) in southwestern Ethiopia yesterday. VOA’s Tizita Belachew interviewed EPPF-UK representative Ato Sileshi Tilahun and Eritrea’s Ministry of Information Ato Ali Abdu. Click below to listen. Forward to 08:00: [podcast]http://www.ethiopianreview.info/audio/08jan2010amha1800a.mp3[/podcast] […]

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In defense of Prof. Ephraim Isaac

By Elias Kifle A holiday greetings that was posted here earlier this week from Prof. Ephraim Isaac, a world renowned Ethiopian scholar, has generated some harsh criticisms and even insults. Many of the criticisms point out that the professor has not been speaking out against the Woyanne junta’s brutality against the people of Ethiopia. Some […]

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Vote for Ethiopa’s next president

If the upcoming elections in Ethiopia were legitimate, and there is a presidential system (instead of the current fake parliamentary system where the prime minister is a dictator), who would you vote to be next president and vice-president of Ethiopia. Please post your suggestions below with detailed explanations. The top 10 names that are nominated […]

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Support EPPF, Our Liberation Fighters

By Hirut Habte Ethiopian People’s Patriotic Front (EPPF) is in the forefront of the battle to end the Tigray Liberation Front’s tyranny against millions of Ethiopians. Our young and brave EPPF fighters are operating under tremendous difficulties to bring freedom and democracy in Ethiopia. Given its own rise to power, TPLF is keenly aware of […]

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Woyanne claims it arrested EPPF fighters in Gonder (video)

The Woyanne-run ETV in Ethiopia that is run by Hailu Shawel’s new friend Bereket Simon is reporting that the regime has arrested several Ethiopian People’s Patriotic Front (EPPF) fighters in Gonder. Watch the video here. Nothing that comes out of Bereket Simon’s mouth can be believed, but this news proves that Woyanne is increasingly threatened […]

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Bloomberg News reporter detained in Ethiopia

Bloomberg News correspondent for Africa, Jason McClure, has been detained in the northern Ethiopian town of Mekele by Woyanne regime security forces and was ordered to leave Ethiopia in 48 hours, according to Ethiopian Review sources. Mr McLure has been based in in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa for the past 2 years. The only foreign […]

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Melkam Gena Weizero Birtukan

By Yilma Bekele I grew up during the reign of the Emperor. Everybody was afraid of HIM. Then came the Colonel and we had nothing but contempt for him. He was an impostor of no consequence. A rude chapter in our glorious past. Now we are stuck with yet another dictator of questionable deeds. He […]

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EPPF chapters affirm solidarity with Eritrea

Representatives of Ethiopian People’s Patriotic Front (EPPF) chapters in Europe and the U.S. held a worldwide teleconference on Sunday and decided on a resolution affirming their solidarity with the people and government of Eritrea. EPPF representatives from Washington DC, London, Texas, Chicago, Las Vegas and North Carolina had participated in Sunday’s conference. Representatives of Former […]

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President Isaias Afwerki’s Christmas message for Ethiopians (video)

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The scramble for land in Ethiopia

(Ginbot 7 Editorial) — The World Bank, the IMF and the Ethiopian regime annual development reports have highlighted on Ethiopia’s higher GDP growth rate over the past 10 years, yet the UN development index and other indices [Misery Index] that measure the well-being of people have declined both absolutely and relative to many other African […]

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Ethiopia: The Future of the Future Country, Part I

Alemayehu G. Mariam Looking Through the Glass, Brightly “Ethiopia is the country of the future,” Birtukan Midekssa would often say epigrammatically. Ethiopia’s No. 1 political prisoner is always preoccupied with her country’s future and destiny. Her deep concern for Ethiopia is exceeded only by her boundless optimism for its future. For that reason, her maxim […]

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Woyanne troops crossed Eritrean border, 10 killed

Eritrean authorities are reporting that yesterday morning, January 1st 2010, several soldiers under the Woyanne regime in Ethiopia launched attacks on Eritrean forces at Zalambesa. The Woyanne forces were driven back after 10 of their soldiers were killed and two captured. They left behind six AK-47 automatic rifles, a machine gun and communication equipments, according […]

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Greetings from Prof. Ephraim Isaac

New Year 2010 Greetings to my Ethiopian Brothers and Sisters. This message is also for my Eritrean brothers and sisters. By Prof. Ephraim Isaac Amharic (pdf) Oromifa (pdf) Tigrigna (pdf) To my Fellow Ethiopians at home and abroad: Happy Ethiopian Christmas, and Temqat, and a Blessed and prosperous European New Year! I send this respectful […]

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Gebrselassie wins the Trier Corrida

Ethiopian champion runner Haile Gebrselassie has won the Trier Corrida. The 36-year-old runner is now preparing for next month’s marathon in Dubai. Two-time Ethiopian Olympic champion Haile Gebrselassie has won the Trier Corrida in Germany. The 36-year-old runner finished the eight kilometer race with a time of 22 minutes and 22 seconds, beating out Kenyan […]

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