Monthly Archives: February 2010

Iran makes inroads in parts of Africa

Looking back at the last decade, Iran has improved relations with African countries by turning to them for investment and trade as it has become more isolated by the West. In Africa, Iran has engaged in economic and development projects in a number of countries: in Senegal where Khodro, Iran’s largest car manufacturer, opened an assembly line in […]

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Feb. 22 rally further solidifies Ethiopia-Eritrea solidarity

By Elias Kifle A week ago, on February 22, several Ethiopians joined tens of thousands Eritreans at the worldwide protest rally against the UN sanction against Eritrea. The sanction was a plot concocted by the Woyanne regime lobbyists in the U.S. headed by Ambassador Susan Rice. When Ambassador Rice and other corrupt officials at the […]

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TPLFites to face each other

Former members of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (Woyanne) led by Seye Abraha are preparing to challenge those in power led by Meles Zenawi in Woyanne’s own turf — Tigray. J. Sirak of opride.com reports the following: TPLF finds itself having to defend its home turf, the Tigray region, in the upcoming elections. Medrek, a […]

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Back in service

Dear readers, EthiopianReview.com’s server had crashed on Tuesday morning causing the site to be down for the past three days. We have been working feverishly to fix the problem. We lost 4 days of data, and we are yet to restore the Forum and other sections of the web site. For now the front page […]

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Ethiopia under Woyanne added to money laundering blacklist

EDITOR’S NOTE: Also remember that a special envoy to the U.N. reported (read here) that much of Al Shabab’s weapons are being bought from Woyanne and Uganda military commanders in Somalia with the full knowledge of U.S. Department officials. The U.S. Congress needs to investigate this corruption and force the State Department to clean up […]

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Interview with a member of EPPF leadership (video)

Interview with Nurjeba Assefa, a member of EPPF leadership committee and other news. Watch below:

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What will you do if you are Ethiopia’s president?

Ethiopian Review invites readers to share with us what 10 things you will do immediately if you are elected as the president or prime minister of Ethiopia. Your ideas will help parties to formulate their political program in line with what the people want. We are also asking Ethiopian scholars and prominent individuals the same […]

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From Greensboro, North Carolina to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

By Yilma Bekele The year was 1960. That was only fifty years ago. It was a time of two Americas. One white and privileged and the other black and down trodden. Whites designed the law. It was carefully crafted to serve the interest of the fair skinned citizen. As far as the whites were concerned, […]

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Ethiopians in Minnesota celebrate Adwa

Ethiopians in Minneapolis and St. Paul are organizing a special event to celebrate the Victory of Adwa. Date: Feb. 28, 2010 Host: Tamagne Beyene More info: See the flier below The Battle of Adwa was fought on 1 March 1896 between Ethiopia and Italy near the town of Adwa, Ethiopia. It was the climactic battle […]

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Memorial service program for Abune Zena Markos

The memorial service will be led by His Holiness Abune Merkorios, Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. Place : St Gabriel Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Cathedral in Seattle, Washington Address: 940 26th Ave, South Seattle, WA 98144 USA Monday, February 15th – Thursday February 18th 2010 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm in the evening, […]

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The unjust sanction on Eritrea must be annulled – petition

Add your voice to the February 22, 2010 March in Geneva, San Francisco and Washington DC, and Melbourne. Tell members of the UN Security Council, the U.S. Government and the International Community you want an immediate annulment and Repeal of the Unjust, reckless and baseless sanctions imposed on Eritrea on December 23, 2009 by signing […]

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ABC interview on Ethiopia adoption scam (video)

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) interviews with CWA attorney.

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Qaddafi imposes sanction on Europe

By Dan Murphy | Christian Science Monitor Muammar Qaddafi is used to throwing his weight around internationally, and usually gets what he wants, thanks to sitting on top of the Africa’s largest proven oil reserves. Now, he’s taking on the entire European Union in an effort to bring tiny Switzerland to heel. On Tuesday, Libya […]

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If I were the president – Dejenie A. Lakew

Ethiopian Review has asked scholars and prominent individuals what 10 things they would do immediately if they are elected president or prime minister of Ethiopia. The following is by Dr Dejenie A. Lakew. (Click here to read what others wrote.) If I have been given an opportunity to serve Ethiopia as a leader, I will […]

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Opposition candidates prevented from registering

By Barry Malone ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s main opposition coalition said on Wednesday that some of its candidates were being prevented at gunpoint from registering for national elections in May. The eight-party coalition, Medrek, also said it had obtained a ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) newsletter calling on party officials to follow, […]

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If I were the president – Tecola Hagos

By Tecola W. Hagos A couple of days ago, I came across postings of some self-indulgent exercises by “scholars and prominent individuals” and very many readers/visitors of Ethiopian Review Website. It seems to me that the ever enterprising Editor of the Ethiopian Review had sent out questions to Ethiopian “scholars and prominent individuals” and posted […]

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Official statement on the passing of Archbishop Zena Markos

Saint Gebriel Church of Ethiopians in Seattle regretfully announces the passing away of our Holy Father, His Eminence Archbishop Zena Markos, on February 13, 2010, in Seattle, Washington. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in perpetual peace. Information regarding the funeral arrangement will be announced soon. Out of state […]

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If I were the president – Aklog Birara

Ethiopian Review has asked scholars and prominent individuals what 10 things they would do immediately if they are elected president or prime minister of Ethiopia. The following is by Dr Aklog Birara. (Click here to read what others wrote.) If I had the privilege of serving the Ethiopian people as a leader Ethiopia has a […]

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Selling Ethiopian children (CBS News)

CBS News presents a special report about the adoption scam in Ethiopia. The scam is being perpetrated by businesses affiliated with the ruling Tigrean People Liberation Front (Woyanne). The adoption agencies pay hefty commissions to the notorious female gangster Azeb Mesfin, who is the wife of Ethiopia’s genocidal dictator Meles Zenawi. Watch below: Watch CBS […]

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Netsanet LeEthiopia Radio on Ethiopia-Eritrea relations

By Elias Kifle On Sunday, Netsanet LeEthiopia Radio in Washington DC conducted an interview with me and Ato Neamin Zeleke on the Feb. 22 Eritrean worldwide march where Ethiopians plan to join them. Click below to listen (forward to 15:00): [podcast]http://www.ethiopianreview.info/audio/Netsanet LeEthiopia-14Feb2010.mp3[/podcast] Also on Sunday, Ethiopian Review’s Paltalk Room held a discussion on the same […]

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If I were the president – Solomon Negash

Ethiopian Review has asked scholars and prominent individuals what 10 things they would do immediately if they are elected president or prime minister of Ethiopia. The following is By Dr Solomon Negash. (Click here to read what others wrote.) If I were the president or prime minister of Ethiopia I will do the following: 1) […]

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Ethiopia: Tear Down the Stonewall of Secrecy!

By Alemayehu G. Mariam It has been said that Africa’s natural resources — oil, diamonds, minerals — have often proven to be sources of woe, suffering and misery than wealth, prosperity and progress for the people of the continent. What should have been a blessing for Africa’s poor has become a curse of corruption, malfeasance […]

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Worldwide rally against U.N. sanction on Eritrea – update

Eritrean communities around the world are organizing a worldwide protest demonstration calling for the annulment of the ill-advised U.N. Security Council resolution against Eritrea that was passed in December 2009. Eritrea is being victimized for standing up on the side of the oppressed people of Ethiopia and Somalia who are being brutalized by the West-backed […]

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If I were the president – Gabe Hamda

Ethiopian Review has asked scholars and prominent individuals what 10 things they would do immediately if they are elected president or prime minister of Ethiopia. The following is by Dr Gabe Hamda. (Click here to read what others wrote.) Top 10 actions I would immediately take if I were to be elected president of Ethiopia. […]

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Waiting for the other shoe to drop

By Yilma Bekele It is an old expression meaning waiting for something bad to happen. We Ethiopians are familiar with that expression. Yes sir, nobody can take that away from us. We are unsurpassed in the art of moving ከድ ጡ ወደ ማጡ or from bad to ugly. No question we will walk away with […]

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Abune Zena Markos passed away

Ethiopian Review has been informed that His Holiness Abune Zena Markos passed away Saturday. Abune Zena Markos has been the pillar of Ethiopian community in Seattle for the past several years. He is also one of the most revered figures in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. We are awaiting further information from the Holy Synod.

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Netsanet LeEthiopia Radio on Eritrean worldwide march

The Washington DC-based Netsanet LeEthiopia Radio will have a special program on Eritrean worldwide march against UN sanction tomorrow, Sunday, Feb. 14, at 1:00 PM EST. One of the cities where the march will be held is in Washington DC on Feb. 22. (Click here for more info.) Ethiopian political organizations and media around the […]

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Visiting Ethiopian freedom fighters (video)

The video below is about my recent visit with Ethiopian freedom fighters in the field. It shows training centers and fighters of Ethiopian People’s Patriotic Front, Ethiopian People’s Front for Justice and Equality, Tigray People’s Democratic Movement, Benishangul Liberation Front, and Gambella People’s Democratic Front. – Elias Kifle

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If I were the president – Messay Kebede

Ethiopian Review has asked scholars and prominent individuals what 10 things they would do immediately if they are elected president or prime minister of Ethiopia. The following is by Dr Messay Kebede. (Click here to read what others wrote.) If I were president or prime minister of Ethiopia, I would fight for the following 10 […]

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This week on Ethiopian Review’s Paltalk Room

Ethiopian Review’s Paltalk Room this Sunday, 14 Feb. 2010, will have two programs: * 4:00 – 5:00 PM (Washington DC time) Discussion on the upcoming selections in Ethiopia * 5:00 – 6:00 PM (Washington DC time) Discussion on Ethiopians joining Eritreans in a worldwide march on Feb. 22 to oppose the UNjust sanction against Eritrea […]

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If I were the president – Sioum Gebeyehou

Ethiopian Review has asked scholars and prominent individuals what 10 things they would do immediately if they are elected president or prime minister of Ethiopia. The following is by Ato Sioum Gebeyehou. (Click here to read what others wrote.) If I were the president or prime minister of Ethiopia, here are the 10 things I […]

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This is what African “leaders” do to their people (video)

Some readers were upset with me for calling African leaders “thieves and murderers” last week as they met in Addis Ababa for African Union meeting. Look at the video below and you will arrive at the same conclusion that these so-called leaders are nothing more than cold-blooded murderers. They do not even deserve to be […]

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TEZA premiers in Maryland on Feb. 26

Hyattsville, Maryland — In celebration of Black History Month, the Anacostia Trails Heritage Area, (ATHA) Inc. and the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (CDC), in cooperation with the City of Hyattsville, are proud to present the premiere Maryland showing of TEZA, the latest release from world-renowned, independent filmmaker Haile Gerima. A one-week limited engagement of TEZA […]

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Robel Teklemariam receives a hero’s welcome in Vancouver

Ethiopian Winter Olympics athlete Robel Teklemariam arrived at Vancouver Airport (YVR) yesterday, Feb. 10, 2010, where he was warmly received by several Ethiopians adorning the tricolor flag. Upon arrival, Robel took photos with fans and signed autograph. The Ethiopian community in Vancouver is hosting a special event honoring Robel at the Collingwood Neighborhood House (5288 […]

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The GDP propaganda

The Woyanne minority junta in Ethiopia, with the collaboration of the World Bank, has been disseminating misinformation about the phantom economic growth in Ethiopia. The following analysis by Gadaa.com exposes Woyanne’s GDP propaganda. (Gadaa.com) — The real (inflation-adjusted) GDP growth rate of Ethiopia from 1982 through 2008 is shown below. As you can see from […]

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If I were the president – Teddy Fikre

Ethiopian Review has asked scholars and prominent individuals what 10 things they would do immediately if they are elected president or prime minister of Ethiopia. The following is by Ato Teddy Fikre. (Click here to read what others wrote.) If I were the president or prime minister of Ethiopia, here are the things I would […]

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Why March with Eritreans

By Amanuel Biedemariam Every time Eritreans come across their Ethiopian counterpart, the favorite statement of Ethiopians is that we are the same. We are brothers. Well, here is your time to prove it! Prove it by standing with your brothers and sisters. Prove it by standing for justice. Prove it by showing your support and […]

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Health minister contradicts govt claims on ET-409 crash

EDITOR’S NOTE: Lebanon’s Health Minister is contradicting claims and leaks by his own government that Ethiopian flight 409 crashed because of weather and pilot error. Jawad Khalifeh said yesterday that the plane exploded. BEIRUT (AFP) — An Ethiopian jet which crashed off Lebanon’s coast last month exploded after take-off, Lebanon’s health minister said on Tuesday […]

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Ethiopian Airlines does not rule out sabotage

EDITOR’S NOTE: Ethiopian Airlines responds to leaked information that the crash of ET409 may have occurred due to pilot error. It is becoming all too apparent that the Lebanese regime, with the complicity of Woyanne, is trying to cover up some thing. The following is a press release by EAL. Ethiopian Airlines would like to […]

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More Woyanne propaganda assault against EPPF (video)

Woyanne junta chief Meles Zenawi told the opposition parties, if you want a change of government, do it like we did it, i.e., through armed struggle. The Ethiopian People’s Patriotic Front (EPPF) is doing just that. So why is Woyanne crying now?

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Ethiopian Hydropower-Plant Output Halted by Tunnel Collapse

By Jason McLure ADDIS ABABA (Bloomberg) — Electricity output at Ethiopia’s largest hydropower generator, Gilgel Gibe II, has been halted after part of a tunnel that supplies water to the facility collapsed, the builder of the project said. Production at the 420-megawatt plant may resume in two months, Salini Costruttori SpA, a Rome-based company, said […]

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Horn of Africa conference

Advocacy for Ethiopia hosts Conference on Good Governance, Peace, Security, and Sustainable Development in the Horn of Africa in Washington DC, from April 9 – 11, 2010. Announcement and call for papers: The Horn of Africa continues to be extremely fragile. The sub-region’s volatility has increased significantly in the post 9/11 period. The total collapse […]

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Lebanese leak information on Ethiopian jet crash investigation

EDITOR’S NOTE: Any investigation conducted by the regimes in Lebanon and Ethiopia cannot be taken seriously. Both of them seem to have some thing to hide. The Lebanese, in particular, are acting in a highly suspicious manner. BEIRUT (Reuters) — Pilot error caused the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane off the coast of Lebanon […]

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NBC Actor Andrew McCarthy arrested in Ethiopia

The star of NBC TV show “Lipstick Judge,” Andrew McCarthy, had a harrowing experience while on assignment for the travel magazine AFAR recently, as he was escorted at gunpoint out of an historic underground church for intruding without documentation. On the second day of his visit, having already witnessed an exorcism at the famed Lalibela […]

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Lebanon hands over ET-409 black box to France

ADDIS ABABA (PANA) — Lebanon will hand over the recovered Flight Data Recorder (Black Box) of the crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet, ET 409, to the French authorities for investigations, Ethiopian Airlines Chief Executive Girma Wake said on Sunday. ‘The flight data recorder has been recovered. The search crews are in the process of retrieving the […]

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Crashed Ethiopian plane’s black box recovered

Navy commandos have recovered the flight recorders from the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed off the coast of Lebanon last month, killing all 90 people on board. The Lebanese military says navy commandos retrieved the jet’s flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder on Sunday. The recorders were taken to a Beirut naval base, where […]

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Western Diplomatic Omerta in Ethiopia

Alemayehu G. Mariam Last week, in a piece reporting on the eerie silence of Western diplomats in Addis Abeba on Birtukan Midekssa, the first woman political party leader in Ethiopian history and Ethiopia’s # 1 political prisoner, Xan Rice, a reporter for the Guardian wrote: That foreign embassies, including Britain’s, which have been refused permission […]

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Questions over Ethiopia dam persist

ADDIS ABABA (IPS) — Ethiopia’s regime is building a 240-metre high dam on the Omo River that is intended to end the country’s electricity shortage and supply power to neighbouring countries. Not everyone’s happy. The Gilgel Gibe III dam will hold back 14.7 million cubic metres of water. Its 1,870 MW generating capacity will be […]

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Chinese is now being taught in Ethiopian schools

By Legesse Allyn As I sit here reading EthiopianReview.com report that China may be investing in and unfairly influencing Ethiopia, even too much for Ethiopia’s own good, I reflect on my research of 20 years into the ancient Ethiopian investment and importation of goods and technology into ancient Gebts that led to my recent book. […]

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Searchers locate black boxes of crashed Ethiopian plane

Searchers located the black boxes of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed in the sea off Lebanon last month killing 90 people, Transport Minister Ghazi Aridi said on Saturday. “The boxes have been found under the rear part of the fuselage” which was found on Saturday morning, the Lebanese minister told AFP. “Lebanese army divers […]

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Ethiopian painter Adey Gulilat presents her work in Atlanta

Hanatzeb Ethiopian Art Gallery in Atlanta has invited Adey Gulilat, an accomplished Ethiopian artist and designer, to present her paintings this coming weekend. Date: Saturday Feb. 6 and Sunday Feb 7, 2010 Time: 4:00 PM on Saturday and 2:00 PM on Sunday Address: 49-B Bennett Street, Atlanta GA 30309 More info: 404 352 4373 or […]

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Gilgel Gibe tunnel collapsed two weeks after inauguration

By Peter Bosshard | International Rivers On Januar 13, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister [genocidal dictator] Meles Zenawi inaugurated the Gilgel Gibe 2 scheme, the country’s biggest hydropower project. “It is possible to speed up development without polluting the environment,” Zenawi proudly declared as he cut the ceremonial ribbon. Yet this was wishful thinking. Due to shoddy […]

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Chinese workers injured in clashes with Woyanne in Mekele

By Girmay Gebru MEKELE, ETHIOPIA (VOA) — An estimated 400 Chinese employees on strike for the past two weeks at the Messebo Cement Factory in Mekele charge some have suffered physical injuries in clashes with company officials over wages. [Messebo is one of the 60 mega-million-dollar companies in Ethiopia that is controlled by Meles Zenawi’s […]

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ET-409 and the surplus Ethiopians

By Yilma Bekele It took an article on LA Times to help me gather my thoughts together. I knew there was some thing missing in the story unfolding in front of me. The article by Alexandra Sandels and Borzou Daragahi of Los Angles Times brought it all in focus. ET409 is a tragic story. We […]

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Al Amoudi demands retraction

The following is a letter from DLA Piper, a law firm in Washington DC. February 5, 2010 Mr. Elias Kifle Publisher, Ethiopian Review Annandale, Virgina Re: January 27, 2010 On-Line Article Entitles “Ethiopian billionaire’s daughter faces stoning in Saudi” Dear Mr. Kifle: This firm represents Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi and his family. We are […]

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OLF fighters attacked Woyannes in eastern Ethiopia

The Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) is reporting that members of its military wing, the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA), have killed 6 and wounded 9 Woyannes on January 21 in Hararge Zone, eastern Ethiopia. The attack was carried out at two different locations on the same day. The first attack was carried out by OLF fighters […]

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Azeb and gang drive Ethiopian banks to the verge of collapse

By Abebe Gellaw In mid-January, the ailing Development Bank of Ethiopia (DBE) declared once again that it is in need of rescue fund. The business weekly, Addis Fortune, reported that the bank called on the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) to inject more capital to refill its empty cash registers. Though the health of all […]

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153 opposition party members arrested after protests

By Jason McLure ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (Bloomberg) — At least 153 Ethiopian opposition party members were arrested after protests at a remote gold mine controlled by Ethiopian-born Saudi billionaire Sheikh Mohammed Al Amoudi, a leader of the opposition said. “They were arrested in connection with disturbances at the Midroc Gold Mine,” said Negasso Gidada, a […]

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Our misplaced rage at the Lebanese

By Fekade Shewakena The harrowing experience of Ethiopians on the doomed Ethiopian airliner in the Mediterranean Sea last week, and the racist ways in which grieving Ethiopians who were trying to know the fate of their fellow Ethiopians on the plane were treated in Lebanon, could have been used to raise important questions and start […]

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Ethiopia’s ruling party says opposition may incite violence

By Jason McLure ADDIS ABABA (Bloomberg) — Ethiopia’s ruling party said the country’s largest opposition grouping, the Forum for Democratic Dialogue (Medrek), would try to foment violence after elections scheduled for May in an effort to spur foreign governments to intervene. “They are ready to create violence after the elections,” Hailemariam Desalegn, the parliamentary whip […]

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Proud Teddy at the Proud Bird in L.A.

Alemayehu G. Mariam It is really great to be young; but for those who are not, the next best thing is to be at a Teddy Afro concert and jam late into the night with a ballroom full of irrepressible and euphoric young Ethiopian Angelinos. On February 13, Proud Teddy brought his triumphant “Love Conquers […]

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Egypt to grow tobacco in Ethiopia

EDITOR’S NOTE: Grow tobacco while the people don’t have enough food to eat. Stupid. CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s cigarette monopoly Eastern Company (EAST.CA) is negotiating with the Ethiopian government ruling tribal junta in Ethiopia to buy 10-20 hectares of land for growing tobacco, the daily al-Mal quoted its chairman as saying. Egypt, the Arab world’s […]

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EPPF organizing town hall meeting in Washington DC

The Washington Metro Chapter of Ethiopian People’s Patriotic Front (EPPF) is organizing a town hall meeting to be held on February 20 in preparation for EPPF’s upcoming general assembly. On January 24, a similar meeting was held in London by the U.K. Chapter of EPPF. The DC town hall meeting is intended to rally Ethiopians […]

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African thieves re-elect Meles Zenawi to represent them

ADDIS ABABA (APA) — The 14th African Union Summit on Tuesday unanimously re-elected Ethiopian Prime Minister genocidal dictator Meles Zenawi to represent Africa in future consecutive global climate conferences. [In Africa, failure and betrayal are rewarded. That is why the continent is a land of misery.] The Summit commended the leading and coordinating role of […]

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Selling away Ethiopia piecemeal (video)

Watch how the Meles crime family is selling away Ethiopia’s fertile land to foreign corporations while millions of Ethiopians are starving.

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Ethiopian student killed in Phoenix car crash involving police chase

By Michael Ferraresi | The Arizona Republic PHOENIX — Dozens of friends gathered Monday at the Laveen home of an Arizona State University student killed in a traffic collision caused by a suspected red-light runner. Abel Abebe, 27, an immigrant from Ethiopia, died from injuries he suffered when a 2008 Hyundai coupe broadsided his Honda […]

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Islamist groups unite and proclaim loyalty to al Qaeda

Somalia’s hardline al Shabaab insurgents have agreed to join forces with a smaller southern militia and both groups professed their loyalty to al Qaeda. The failed Horn of Africa state has not had an effective central government for nearly two decades, leading to the rise of warlords, heavily armed criminal gangs and pirates who have […]

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World Bank, Microsoft Sign Agreement to Promote Development in Africa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The World Bank and Microsoft have announced a new partnership that will seek to reinforce social and economic development in Africa by leveraging information and communication technology (ICT). The two institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on the sidelines of the summit meeting of African heads of […]

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POLITICS-SUDAN: Security Essential to Ensure Peaceful Elections

By Amelia Lawrence ADDIS ABABA , Feb 01 (IPS) Peace in Sudan remains an uncertainty ahead of the country’s first general elections in 24 years, according to the African Union Commission chief. With two months to go before the decisive presidential and parliamentary elections, the United Nations (U.N.) and the AU want to ensure that […]

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POLITICS: Security Essential to Ensure Peaceful Elections

By Amelia Lawrence ADDIS ABABA , Feb 01 (IPS) Peace in Sudan remains an uncertainty ahead of the country’s first general elections in 24 years, according to the African Union Commission chief. With two months to go before the decisive presidential and parliamentary elections, the United Nations (U.N.) and the AU want to ensure that […]

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Insuring Pastoralists Against Increasing Risks

By Susan Anyangu-Amu NAIROBI (IPS) The droughts in the Turkana region were less severe when she was growing up, says Laura Letapalel, and pastoralists could still find some grass and water for their animals. Now, she laments, the droughts are longer and there is nothing to eat. Andrew Mude, an economist with the International Livestock […]

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Ethiopians in Beirut hold memorial service for crash victims

By Joshua Hersh | The Faster Times Sunday morning, I went with the photojournalist Matthew Cassel (Just Image) to the Ethiopian Full Gospel Church, in Sebtiyeh, just outside of Beirut, for Sunday services and the funeral of one of the congregants, Hany Gebre, who died in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 last Monday. […]

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Ethiopia, a victim of Western realpolitik

By Xan Rice | Mail & Guardian At noon every Sunday an old Toyota sedan donated by supporters of Ethiopia’s most famous prisoner pulls up near a jail on the outskirts of the capital. A 74-year-old woman in a white shawl and her four-year-old granddaughter — the only outsiders the prisoner is allowed to see […]

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Putting Lipstick on a Pig, Ethiopian Style

Alemayehu G. Mariam Last week, there was a great deal of teeth-gnashing, knuckle-cracking and gut-wrenching by Ethiopia’s dictators over Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) 2010 report. The dictators belched out much sound and fury that signified nothing. Their fury had to do with HRW’s conclusion that “Ethiopia is on a deteriorating human rights trajectory as parliamentary […]

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African leaders meet the master swindler in Addis Ababa

By Assta B. Gettu African leaders gangsters have come in great numbers with great enthusiasm to Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa to get some more training in the art of robbery from the master of swindle, Meles Zenawi and his wife Jezebel. Each one of these plunderers will introduce himself/herself to the chief thief, Meles Seitanawi, […]

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