Monthly Archives: July 2010

Ethiopians to hold protest rally against China’s policy on Ethiopia

A coalition of several Ethiopian groups are coming together to organizing a protest rally against China’s political, financial and technical assistance to the genocidal regime in Ethiopia. The first protest rally will be held in Washington DC on August 5, 2010 at the Embassy of China. Address: 3505 International Place NW, Washington DC 20008 Date/Time: […]

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Ethiopian Review’s stand on freedom of speech

Ethiopian Review has been the most tolerant among the Ethiopian media as far as allowing free expression of ideas and views, even though some of the views expressed tend to be full of hatred and insults. Recently I have been receiving complaints from readers, particularly fellow Muslim Ethiopians, about some comments that are being posted […]

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The execution of Ethiopian Patriarch, Abune Petros

On this date, July 29, 1936, the Italian forces occupying Ethiopia executed Abune Petros. Italy invaded Ethiopia in May 1936, forcing Emperor HaileSelassie into exile.  Gen. Rodolfo Graziani, who led the invasion forces, proclaimed: “The Duce [Mussolini] will have Ethiopia, with or without the Ethiopians.” Ethiopian Orthodox patriarch Abune Petros became the symbol of resistance […]

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Azeb Mesfin bankrupting Ethiopian state banks

Meles Zenawi and Azeb Mesfin

Azeb Mesfin, wife of Ethiopia’s genocidal dictator Meles Zenawi, a member of the rubber-stamp parliament and boss of the biggest corruption scheme in Africa called “the Endowment Fund the Rehabilitation of Tigray” (EFFORT) has been pushing state banks to the brink of bankruptcy. According to well-positioned banking sources, since Azeb took over EFFORT from Sebhat […]

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Arabsat suspends ETV broadcast in retaliatory action

Arab Satellites Communication Organization (Arabsat) has suspended the Woyanne-controlled Ethiopian Television (ETV) after the Meles regime has repeatedly interfered with Arabsat signals to jam Ethiopian Satellite TV (ESAT), according to Addisvoice. Arabsat, which is owned by the Arab League, has been forced to take retaliatory action after the lawless regime in Ethiopia jammed ESAT for […]

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Central Committee members discuss efforts to revamp EPPF

Two central committee members of the Ethiopian People’s Patriotic Front (EPPF), Ato Leul Qeskis and Ato Demis Belete, were guests at Qale Ethiopian Discussion Forum on Sunday afternoon, July 18. In the discussion, which was attended by over 300 people, both Ato Demis and Ato Leul talked about latest efforts to revamp the 11-year-old armed […]

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Russia donates wheat to Ethiopia. Why?

Russia has donated a large quantity of wheat to Ethiopia, according to a report by Xinhua, a Chinese news agency. Meanwhile, Indian, Chinese and Saudi Arabian corporations are given large tracts of fertile land by Ethiopia’s genocidal regime to grow wheat, corn and other food to be exported to their countries. This the kind of […]

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Steel Vises, Clenched Fists and Closing Walls, (Part II)

Note: This is the second installment in a series of commentaries I intend to offer on U.S. foreign policy (or lack thereof as some would argue) in Ethiopia. In this piece, I argue that the price of U.S. lip service to human rights in Ethiopia without action is demoralization of the brave and dedicated Ethiopians […]

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New opportunities for Ethiopian opposition parties

The Ethiopian opposition groups — both inside the country and in exile — are currently in disarray due to Woyanne’s fascistic policies and their own lack of leadership. However, things are not hopeless. In fact, Woyanne’s decision to stamp out any semblance of muti-party politics in Ethiopia creates new opportunities for us. I invite forumers […]

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Meles Zenawi’s puppet goes to Saudi for medical treatment

The fake President of Ethiopia, Ato Girma Woldegiorgis, who is a puppet of Warlord Meles Zenawi, is reportedly in Saudi Arabia for medical check up. AFP reports quoting Saudi Press Agency that Girma, 85, has arrived in Riyadh late Thursday for a “routine” check up. After 19-years of Woyanne rule, Ethiopia’s health care system has […]

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Azeb Mesfin goes after Al Amoudi’s gold mine

Azeb Mesfin, the wife of Ethiopia’s genocidal dictator Meles Zenawi, is now going after Al Amoudi’s Legedembi Gold Mine, according to Ethiopian Review Intelligence Unit sources in Addis Ababa. Recently, Azeb, who is now fully in charge of the EFFORT conglomerate after pushing out Sebhat Nega, went after the coffee industry. EFFORT is currently monopolizing […]

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Is there anything new about OLF’s call for alliance?

By Shiferaw Abebe Following its 4th regular session early this month, the OLF National Council issued a communiqué wherein it calls upon “all the forces opposed to the dictatorial regime of the TPLF to struggle for liberation, freedom, democracy, the rule of law, peace, and prosperity.” The communiqué states that there is “no more option […]

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Preparation for dialoguing among Ethiopian opposition groups

Several attempts by Ethiopian opposition groups to forge a viable alliance during the past two decades have failed with disastrous result for Ethiopia. The alliances start to unravel soon after they are formed. The main cause of such failure has been lack of advance preparation, according to Ato Sioum Gebeyehou, a senior nuclear power generation […]

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German Radio airs public opinion on Aba Diabilos statue

Aba Paulos

Tagay Gebremedhin (aka Aba Diabilos), who claims to be the patriarch in Ethiopia, has erected a bronze statue for himself in Addis Ababa at the cost of 3 million birr. It is reported that the Gun-totting, self-proclaimed patriarch is planning to erect more statues of himself inside Ethiopian church compounds in Kenya, South Africa and […]

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Meles-ovich selling Ethiopia and the region

By Amanuel Biedemariam In an effort to sell goodwill and to gain the hearts and minds of Eritreans, soon after Eritrea won independence, Meles stood on a podium in Asmara stadium and promised, “We will not scratch your wounds.” After decades of barbaric rulers; years of suffering, bloodshed, looting, rapes, destruction, displacements and cruelty; after […]

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One ethnic domination the main factor of instability in Ethiopia

By René Lefort ‘I really feel totally betrayed by the system,’ confessed Beyene Petros, one of the most respected leaders of the Ethiopian opposition, a few days after its crushing defeat in the general elections on 23 May 2010. ‘I thought that, if we competed in the elections, there would be a door ajar that […]

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Accused killer of Ethiopian woman in Ottawa appears in court

OTTAWA, CANADA — A 35-year-old immigrant from Ethiopia who is accused of fatally stabbing a mother of a baby girl during a domestic dispute in a Riverside Drive apartment building appeared briefly in an Ottawa courtroom Monday before being ordered not to communicate with an 18-month-old child or another woman. Tamrat Gebre, a short, stocky […]

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Ethiopian man in Ottawa stabs a mother of baby girl to death

OTTAWA, CANADA — Ottawa police have charged a 35-year-old man who is an immigrant from Ethiopia with second-degree murder after a woman named Aster Kassa was fatally stabbed Saturday during a domestic dispute in a Riverside Drive apartment building. Tamrat Gebere, the man who stands accused of stabbing the mother to death, will appear in […]

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Steel Vises, Clenched Fists and Closing Walls

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Note: This is the first installment in a series of commentaries I intend to offer on U.S. foreign policy (or lack thereof as some would argue) in Ethiopia. In this piece, I explore the human rights rhetoric in U.S. foreign policy and argue that lofty talk without action has emboldened Ethiopia’s […]

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Ato Gebremedhin erects statue for himself

Aba Paulos statue

Ato Gebremedhin (formerly Aba Paulos, also commonly knows as Aba Diabilos), who claims to be the patriarch of Ethiopia,  has just erected a massive statue for himself in the center of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. Aba Diabilos builds statue for himself — like Saddam Hussein — while ancient Ethiopian monasteries and churches are currently falling […]

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Al Amoudi’s daughter back in the news

Sarah Al Amoudi

Sara Al-Amoudi, the allegedly estranged daughter of Ethiopian billionaire businessman Mohammed Al Amoudi, is back in the news on British media after her 30-year-old boyfriend, Patrick Ribbsaeter, tried to attack her and stabbed her driver with a broken wine glass. Ribbsaeter appeared in court yesterday where the prosecutor called him a “gold-digger.” UK’s Daily Mail: […]

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DLA Piper demands removal of Sara Al Amoudi story

The Washington-based DLA Piper, a law firm specializing in representing genocidal dictators, looters and terrorists around the world, is once again trying to silence Ethiopian Review on behalf the drunkard Ethiopian/Saudi billionaire Al Amoudi who is looting Ethiopia in collaboration with the ruling tribal junta. It is puzzling that Al Amoudi makes such an effort […]

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Kenya police target Ethiopians in major security operation

NAIROBI, Kenya — A major security operation targeting Ethiopian immigrants was conducted in Nairobi on Wednesday night where 30 Ethiopians were arrested. Police said the operation is part of tight security measures put in place to curb crime rates in the country and guard against terrorism-related incidents. “The operation was conducted in Pangani area where […]

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ESAT back on air

Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT) that is gaining wide popularity in Ethiopia has announced today that its broadcast is back on air after a brief interruption. “The ESAT team has worked hard to resolve the interference problem in the past weeks,” stated a news release posted on EthSat.com. “We would also like to thank our viewers […]

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Charlatan preacher takes over Maryland’s MedhaneAlem Church

Memher Zebene, the charlatan preacher who has been causing havoc at the MedhaneAlem Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Maryland, has finally succeeded this Sunday in taking over the church. In the period leading up to Sunday’s vote, Zebene and friends have waged an aggressive “election campaign” like a politician. In their dirty campaign, one of the […]

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Debate with Ethiomedia’s editor a good beginning

By Elias Kifle I am encouraged by the positive feedback I am getting from many people who attended my debate with Ethiomedia’s editor Abraha Belai Saturday in Qale Ethiopia’s Paltalk room, which was attended by some 400 people Saturday. The following is one of the many comments I have received: Dear Abraha and Elias: As […]

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Bombs exploded in Kampala’s Ethiopian neighborhood

KAMPALA, UGANDA — Three bombs exploded inside a restaurant in a Kampala neighborhood known as Ethiopian village Sunday night. The blasts killed more than 40 people, a Ugandan newspaper reported. The New Vision, which attributed the death toll to witnesses, said scores more were wounded. Police had not confirmed the total number killed, the newspaper […]

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Ethiopia: The Truth About the Hummingbirds

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Note: This is my sixth and final commentary on the theme “Where do we go from here?” following the rigged May 2010 elections in Ethiopia in which the ruling dictatorship won by 99.6 percent [1]. In this piece, I emphasize the importance of individual commitment and effort to help establish democracy, […]

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Interview with EPPF Central Committee members

Qale Ethiopian Discussion Forum in Paltalk will host an interview this coming Sunday at 2:00 PM Washington DC time (7:00 PM London time) with Ato Luel Qeskis, former Kinijit member of parliament and currently EPPF Central Committee member, and Ato Demis Belete, EPPF Central Committee member and head of press. EPPF is undergoing a major […]

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Ethiopian community in Ottawa on the passing of Prof. Chojnacki

Those who know the history of Ethiopia and the Ethiopian people know it well. International scholars, philanthropists, community and international organizations like the United Nations speak volumes about the history of a nation that safe guarded its independence from colonialism, the cradle of civilization, the ancient home of Christianity, peace loving and hospitable people located […]

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Story of the valiant Ethiopian fighters in Korea

By Lee Hyo-won A Greek war correspondent travels across the globe to cover the first armed clash of the Cold War. But instead of trailing the battlefield feats of his countrymen in the Korean War (1950-53), he ends up writing a book on Ethiopian warriors ― yes, warriors, like the stuff of ancient Greek myths. […]

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Prof. Stanislaw Chojnacki passed away at 95

Prof. Chojnacki was a teacher and friend to a generation of Ethiopians Stanislaw Chojnacki was a librarian, professor, historian and horiculturalist, but his friends will remember him as the kindest and gentlest person they have known. “He never tolerated anything, he always celebrated what nature gave and that’s the lesson that I learned and that […]

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Abraha Belai and Elias Kifle live debate Saturday

Ethiomedia.com editor Abraha Belai and EthiopianReview.om editor Elias Kifle will be guests in Paltalk’s Qale Room to debate current Ethiopian political issues: Saturday, July 10, starting at 2 PM New York Time.

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A Woyanne military unit disappears – video

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Hundreds of Ethiopians victimized by World Cup visa scam

Close to 500 people, who claim to have been deceived by Askallucan Trading Plc were seen gathered outside the headquarters of the Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency (ERTA) located at Churchill Avenue on June 24, 2010. Yidenekachew Abebe, 28, was a farmer in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples (SNNP) Regional State town of Hosanna, […]

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Egypt feels threatened by China’s growing presence in Ethiopia

By Adel Elbahnsawy In line with Egypt’s policy of increasing investments in Ethiopia, a number of Egyptian businessmen have recently established a consulting firm in Ethiopia, said Mohamed Shaker el-Marqabi, member of the Egyptian-Ethiopian Business Council and head of the Export Council for Construction. El-Marqabi told Al-Masry Al-Youm that Egypt faces danger not in the […]

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A Toronto neighborhood proposed to be named ‘Little Ethiopia’

Danforth Ave, Toronto

Samuel Getachew, an Ethiopian-Canadian who is running for Toronto City Council seat, is proposing that Toronto’s Danforth neighborhood be named “Little Ethiopia” in the following article that was published on Toronto Sun today. Does Little Ethiopia belong on Danforth? By Samuel Getachew I don’t usually like big mega cities, like New York. However Toronto is […]

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The earliest Christian bible discovered in Ethiopia

The world’s earliest illustrated Christian book has been saved by a British charity which located it at a remote Ethiopian monastery. The incredible Garima Gospels are named after a monk who arrived in the African country in the fifth century and is said to have copied them out in just one day. Beautifully illustrated, the […]

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Speaking Truth On Behalf of Ethiopian Women

Note: This is my fifth commentary on the theme “Where do we go from here?” following the rigged May 2010 elections in Ethiopia in which the ruling dictatorship won by 99.6 percent [1]. In this piece, I express deep regrets over the never-ending subjugation of women in Ethiopian society and call for a movement for […]

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs attacks Bloomberg journalist

The ruling Woyanne junta’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ethiopia has posted on its web site an article that attacks Jason McClure, a correspondent for Bloomberg and Newsweek. Jason has been targeted by the genocidal regime because he dared to expose the truth about conditions in Ethiopia. It is to be remembered that a few […]

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Woyanne devises ethnic agenda for Eritrea

This week a conference is taking place in Mekele by Eritrean opposition groups under the auspices of Meles Zenawi’s regime in Ethiopia. One of the meeting’s main agenda is how to overthrow the current Eritrean government. The other main agenda is instituting ethnic politics in Eritrea. Read the following news from Mekelle by Sudan Tribune: […]

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Hillary Clinton highlights the repression in Ethiopia

In a speech in Poland at Community of Democracies meeting, U.S. chief diplomat Hillary Clinton pointed to the regime in Ethiopia as one of the enemies of civil societies. Read the full text of her speech below: By Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State Krakow, Poland Well, I am delighted to be here with […]

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G20 gov’ts doing Ethiopia and Africa a great disservice

Last week the leaders of the world’s largest economies met at the G20 Summit in Toronto. The key items on the agenda were global economic recovery, sustainable and environmentally-friendly growth, and the impact of the recession on social justice. Special invitations were also issued to Vietnam, Malawi, and Ethiopia. Vietnam attended as chair of the […]

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