Monthly Archives: August 2010

Woyanne kangaroo court throws Ethiopian scientist in jail

A world-renowned Ethiopian scientist Admasu Gebre, who has invented a Vehicle Guidance System (VGS), was sent to prison for 2 years this week in Ethiopia after a court found him guilty of copyrights violations, according to a report by Addis Fortune. How could some one who is involved in developing a space age technology be […]

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U.S. to seize properties of corrupt African officials

Meles Zenawi cartoon

United States President Barack Obama announced that his Administration would seize money stolen by corrupt African government officials and hidden in the America and the West. (See Dr Alemayehu G. Mariam’s article on kleptocracy in Africa. Click here) The announcement was made on his behalf by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in Uganda at Speke […]

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5 Ethiopians died of suffocation in a Saudi Arabia jail

By MD HUMAIDAN | ARAB NEWS JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA — The Supervisor General of the National Society for Human Rights in Jazan, Ahmad Al-Bahkali, said the health conditions of many inmates in the main deportation center in Jazan was poor. Five Ethiopian detainees died of suffocation in the center last week due to overcrowding. Hygienic […]

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Lidetu, Samuel, Hailu and more acts of shame

If Ethiopia’s second richest person (among the hodam class), Samuel Tafesse, has even a speck of pride, he would feel great shame Saturday night when over half of those he invited to his lavish party failed to show up. Ethiopian Review has learned that out of the 400 people who were invited, less than half […]

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DLA Piper receives $1.3 million from Ethiopia’s corrupt regime

ForeignLobbying.org, a web site run by ProPublica and Sunlight Foundation, has disclosed that the corrupt dictatorship in Ethiopia led by Meles Zenawi has so far paid the Washington DC-based law firm DLA Piper over $1.3 million. The money has been used to make sure the U.S. Congress doesn’t pass any law that requires the Meles […]

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Ethiopia: Why Can’t We Just Get Along?

Alemayehu G. Mariam A Comedy of Errors: (Act I) Rodney King’s videotaped brutal beating by members of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) eventually triggered the L.A. riots of 1992. Rodney made a public appearance on the third day of the anarchy and pleaded in his inimitable style: People, I just want to say, can […]

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Ugly steel-and-glass buildings pollute Addis Ababa

The Economist points out that office and residential buildings that are currently being built in Addis Ababa contribute to pollution and are vulnerable to earthquakes. Most of these buildings are constructed by Woyanne-affiliated companies such as Sunshine Construction with little or no  quality inspection. (The Economist) — AMHARIC has no precise word for architecture, but […]

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U.S. Senate introduces new bill on Ethiopia

United State Senators Feingold and Leahy have introduced a new legislation titled, Support for Democracy and Human Rights in Ethiopia Act of 2010. Read text of the bill below or click here: To reaffirm United States objectives in Ethiopia and encourage critical democratic and humanitarian principles and practices, and for other purposes. Be it enacted […]

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Ginbot 7 forges an alliance with 2 other parties

Ginbot 7 Movement for Justice, Freedom and Democracy (Ginbot 7) has created an alliance with two other parties, Afar People’s Party, and Ethiopian Movement for Unity and Justice. The press release issued by the coalition announces its name as “Alliance for Liberty, Equality and Justice in Ethiopia” (ALEJE). According to sources close to the ALEJE, […]

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HaileSelassie I remembered

Today is the 35th anniversary of the passing away of one of Ethiopian’s and Africa’s greatest leaders, Atse Haileselassie (July 23, 1892 – August 27, 1975). Africa has been with out a genuine leader since his passing away 35 years ago today. The following is a short documentary film about him.

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How did Samuel Tafesse get so rich? – video

The video below shows Samuel Tafesse, owner of Sunshine Construction, a business partner of Ethiopia’s brutal tyrant, and the second richest person in Ethiopia, build a school in Axum, Tigray, a region that gets the lion share of federal budget, while 15 million people in other regions are facing starvation, let alone get education. It’s […]

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Poor nations investing in Washington DC lobbyists

EDITOR’S NOTE: The beggar regime in Ethiopia led by Meles Zenawi pays the Washington DC-based DLP Piper lobby and law firm $50,000 per month. On top of that, officials of the regime and their partners take hundreds of millions of dollars (hard currency) out of the country to buy homes and other properties in the […]

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The Ethiopian Economy: Big Numbers and Empty Bellies

By Fekade Shewakena Poverty is Ethiopia’s persistent reality and has long been the country’s definer. The country’s mainstay, agriculture, is predominantly subsistence and is still only one drought season away from a multimillion killer famine unless we beg in time. Meles Zenawi often talks of poverty as being the number one problem of the country. […]

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Call Etete Restaurant in DC – 202 232 7600

Etete Ethiopian Restaurant in Washington DC is hired to feed 500 Woyannes and hodams this coming Saturday at a lavish party thrown by the second richest man in Ethiopia and a business partner of Ethiopia’s brutal dictator Meles Zenawi (click here to read details). If Etete owners need our business, they need to be sensitive […]

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Samuel Tafesse flashes his wealth – in America

There are three classes of the rich in Ethiopia: 1. the Woyannes (the super rich), 2. their hodam supporters (bottom-feeders), and 3. honest wealthy Ethiopians whose number is diminishing by the day. (Note to non-Ethiopian readers: Hodam is one who has no conscience, who sells his country, his people, his soul… for material gain. Woyanne […]

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The Ethiopians in prison… No Emperor to intervene

Kenyan troops force innocent Ethiopian refugees to lay on the ground, face down, before transporting them to jail. The only crime the Ethiopians have committed was trying to escape from Meles Zenawi’s brutal dictatorship. Ethiopia under Emperor HaileSelassie had supported Kenyans to liberate their country from colonialists by providing them with food, shelter, and weapons. […]

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Oromo struggle transformed into Ethiopian struggle – Haile Hirpa

In an interview with OLF media, the President of the Oromo Studies Association (OSA) defended the participation of Dr. Berhanu Nega in OSA’s recent conference and declared that Oromo struggle has transformed into Ethiopian struggle. OSA president Dr. Haile Hirpa said “Oromo people’s struggle can not proceed as before.” Oromo people “must work together with […]

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Yo Yo Ma plays Muziqawi Silt by Hailu Mergia & the Wallias

Legendary Chinese-American orchestral composer and Silk Road Ensemble play Muziqawi Silt originally played by Hailu Mergia & the Wallias Ethiopian band. It was written by Girma Beyene in 1977. Enjoy. The original

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Debunking claims of double-digit economic growth in Ethiopia

The Voice of America (VOA) has a 2-part interview with Dr. Getachew Begashaw, professor of economics and head of the economics department at William Ray Harper College in Chicago, and Dr. Aklog Birara, a senior economist with the World Bank. The two experts explain the ruling party’s claim that Ethiopia’s economy has been and will […]

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Ethiopian Orthodox Christians boycotting alms

Ethiopian Orthodox Church members

The fake patriarch in Ethiopia is facing the worst crisis since he took over the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church’s (EOTC) leadership at the barrel of the gun 19 years ago. According to reports reaching Ethiopian Review’s office this week, alms collected from churchgoers have declined considerably in the past few days. The EOTC members have […]

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Rwanda’s Kagame copies Woyanne election

Last week, Rwandan President Paul Kagame was reelected  with 93% of the vote. Actually it cannot be called election. Following in the foot steps of Ethiopia’s Meles Zenawi, what Kagame and gang conducted was a fake election where the winner was determined in advance. The Woyanne cancer is spreading to other African countries. The following […]

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Reinventing Kenya

By Alemayehu G. Mariam A Brand Spanking New Constitution In February 2008, following the ethnically-driven post-election violence in Kenya, I wrote an editorial commentary entitled “The Ethiopianization of Kenya”: After a half century of national existence, democratic experimentation and stability, Kenya has degenerated into a tribal/ethnic basket case beset by violence, fear and loathing… Kenya […]

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Meles Zenawi is the prime enemy of Africa

By Amanuel Biedemariam One of the biggest mistake Ethiopians could make in the fight against one of the most brutish of leaders the world has ever seen is to believe that Meles is their problem and theirs only. Meles Zenawi is a problem for all peace loving people in the Horn of Africa, East Africa, […]

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Migration could reduce Ethiopia’s population by 46% – Gallup

WASHINGTON — Singapore, New Zealand and Saudi Arabia would see their populations triple if everyone who wants to move there were allowed to, a poll released Friday by Gallup shows. At the opposite end of the scale, the populations of Sierra Leone, Haiti and Zimbabwe would fall by more than half if migrants were allowed […]

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Ethiopians say prayers in Nairobi court

EDITOR’S NOTE: How long Ethiopians will continue to suffer such wretchedness and dishonor, even at the hands of the people whom they helped to liberate from colonialists?? NAIROBI, KENYA — Eighty-nine Ethiopians charged with being in Kenya illegally on Thursday caused a stir when they started praying after pleading guilty to the charge. Soon after […]

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Beating DLP Piper

Ethiopian Review has been the subject of constant harassment by Al Amoudi and Meles Zenawi lawyers that are based in Washington DC, the “capital of free speech.” One of Al Amoudi’s lawyers, Mary E. Gately of the DLP Piper law firm, this week has sent a threatening letter to Hostgator, the company that is hosting […]

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Kenya police round up 90 Ethiopians crammed in a house – video

On Wednesday, police in Kenya’s capital Nairobi arrested some 90 Ethiopians who were crammed in a single house. Authorities believe the Ethiopians, most of them without travel documents, were on their way to South Africa. The World Bank-financed Woyanne junta led by Meles Zenawi has turned Ethiopia into a hell on earth for most Ethiopians. […]

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Aleqa Ayalew Tamiru remembered

Today is the 3rd anniversary of the passing away of Ethiopia’s preeminent Orthodox Church scholar and religious father. His absence is deeply felt these days as Ethiopians are left with few leaders who dare to speak the truth and take stand against evil. Click here to read a message from Aleqa Ayalew’s family and his […]

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Voodoo education

The Woyanne-controlled Ethiopian News Agency (ENA) has reported today: Over five million school age children in Afar State will join school in the coming academic year, the state education bureau said on Thursday. The whole Afar State population is less than 5 million, so how could the number of children be more than the whole […]

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Ethiopians in the Diaspora sent home $780 million this year

EDITOR’S NOTE: Woyanne uses this money to fuel its machinery of repression. It should be one of the opposition parties’ target if they want to break Woyanne’s backbone. ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (APA) — Remittances by Ethiopians in the Diaspora has reached $780 million in the past ten months, the Ethiopian National Bank said here on […]

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Yemen deports 150 Ethiopian immigrants

TAIZ, YEMEN — Yemeni authorities in Taiz province have handed over 150 Ethiopian immigrants to Passport and Immigration Authority in Sana’a who were detained for entering into Yemen illegally. The Immigration and Passport Authority said they will deport the Ethiopians who were handed over by Taiz authorities to implement the orders of the Ministry of […]

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Happy Buhe – video

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Awramba Times office attacked

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA — Yesterday, August 17, 2010, around 8 pm, unidentified men tried to enter into Awramba Times’ office. Six hours earlier, the security guard was beaten up and suffered serious injuries. The unidentified attackers had also threatened the deputy editor-in-chief of Awramba Times, Gizaw Legesse, who intervened to stop the beating. Awramba Times […]

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Several Ethiopians killed at the Egypt-Israel border

ISMAILIA, Egypt — Smugglers may have killed as many as 10 Ethiopian and Eritrean migrants in an armed battle near the Egyptian-Israeli border last week and dozens more could be lost in the desert, Egyptian security sources said on Sunday. The Sinai peninsula is a major transit route for African migrants and refugees seeking work […]

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Diplomatic shakedown of Scandinavian countries

By Jawar S. Mohammed In recent years, Prime Minister Ethiopia’s genocidal tyrant Meles Zenawi has been pushing hard to signal to the West that they cannot use their leverage to pressure him into undertaking economic and political reforms that threaten his power. At times, he propagandizes his seemingly anti-imperialist “nationalism” against these so called “neoliberal” […]

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Ethiopia’s copycat dictator in violation of int’l telecom rules

By James M. The dictators of our time live by preaching dogmas such as religious fundamentalism and fanaticism, revolutionary democracy etc interwoven with practiced kleptocracy (rampant greed & corruption), misinformation, deceptions, intimidation, scare mongering, repression, extra-judicial killings etc. Religious fundamentalism, for example, is a fertile ground for some dictators as it is for Al-Qaida. Dictators […]

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An Ethiopian success story in the Washington DC area

By Derek Kravitz | The Washington Post Ask any of the thousands of Ethiopian immigrants working as parking attendants or cabbies around Washington whom they aspire to be like, and you’ll probably hear about Henok Tesfaye. Tesfaye, 37, started as a parking valet in downtown Washington two decades ago, saving a few hundred dollars each […]

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Tribute to Tamagne – video

While many fall for crumbs (firfari) and sell out Ethiopia to Woyanne, some artists are standing firm against all the odds. One of these incorruptible artists is Tamagn Beyene. The following is a video tribute to him by Dereje Degefaw. The struggle to remove the Woyanne cancer from Ethiopia has not bore fruit yet, and […]

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Ethiopia: Beware of Those Bearing Olive Branches!

Alemayehu G. Mariam Beware of Those Who Bear Olive Branches “Beware of Greeks bearing gifts,” goes the old saying. I say beware of those bearing fake olive branches. In many societies, “extending an olive branch” symbolizes an act of reconciliation, goodwill and peace. In ancient Greece and Rome, people gave each other olive branches as […]

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Sara Al-Amoudi ordered to pay $19.5 million

By Abul Taher | The Daily Mail A woman who claimed to be a Saudi princess and went on a housebuying spree at exclusive London addresses has been ordered to pay back £12.5 million (US$19.5 million) after a judge ruled against her in a dispute with a property tycoon. Sara Al-Amoudi, who says that she has […]

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Yidnekatchew Tessema, a forgotten hero

By Tom Dunmore National team player, national team coach for his country’s only major international triumph, co-founder of his continent’s FIFA confederation, president of that confederation for 15 years, and in many ways the man who set in motion the whole chain of events that led to South Africa becoming the first African nation to […]

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Internal Conflict with Int’l dimensions – the Case of Somalia

By Hunde D. Gabissa It is almost two decades since Somalia started the unpleasant journey to nowhere. The conflict which started either as political, tribal or/and ideological differences overthrown the Mohamed Siad Barre national government and opened a way for a protracted anarchy. Few or none have forecasted the danger of that relatively minor violence […]

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The way out of the morass in Ethiopia – Dr Aklog Birara

A new book by World Bank economist Dr Aklog Birara has been released and it’s receiving rave reviews for its in-depth analysis backed by a wealth of facts and figures about the multitude of problems that have plagued Ethiopia. Ato Tadesse Gebre-Kidan, former Governor of the National Bank of Ethiopia, says: Dr. Aklog Birara has […]

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The Reminiscence of Colonel Mengistu Hailemariam

BOOK REVIEW By Fikre Tolossa Ye Colenel Mengistu Tizita, Volume II (The Reminiscence of Colonel Mengistu Hailemariam) Published by Kibru Publishers Addis Ababa, 2002 (Eth. Cal) Pages: 183 Author, Genet Ayele The second volume of the reminiscence of Colonel Mengistu Haile-mariam, the ex-president and Prime Minster of Ethiopia, authored by Weyzero Genet Ayele saw the […]

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Churches start displaying large-size posters of Aba Diabilos

Aba Paulos aka Aba Diabilos

When Ato Gebremedhin (formerly Aba Paulos) recently erected his statue in Addis Ababa, he has drawn widespread condemnation. Even some religious Woyannes were unable to defend his action. The erection of his own statue, however, is just one part of the self-promotion campaign Aba Diabilos has been waging at the expense of the Ethiopian Orthodox […]

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Sophisticated begging Meles style

By Amanuel Biedemariam Leading up to the fake “demonstration” the TPLF or Meles Zenawi’s supporters conducted earlier this month (August 5), they run an ad detailing the reasons for the event. The sign read, “Come for a peaceful demonstration. A huge turnout Demonstration at the White House and State Dept is planned for August 5, […]

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A legitimate criticism or just a chauvinist’s tirade?

A rejoinder to Shiferaw Abebe’s article on OLF By Dumessaa Diimmaa I am astounded and disturbed by a gratuitous vilification, denunciation and resentment of Ato Shiferaw Abebe towards OLF. One can feel the fury of his pen and his unmitigated rants and bristling just to rebut a simple resolution by OLF inviting all stakeholders in […]

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Meles expresses readiness to talk with Ginbot 7

Ethiopia’s genocidal warlord Meles Zenawi has told reporters at a press conference today that his regime is ready to talk with Ginbot 7. Responding to a question by EthioChannel newspaper reporter, Meles said that Ginbot 7 and all the other opposition groups, including OLF and ONLF are welcome for dialogue as long as they accept […]

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Misled Ethiopians apologize for marching with Woyanne

A group of Ethiopians who took part in the Woyanne fake march in Washington DC last Thursday have expressed deep regret and offered their heartfelt apology to the people of Ethiopia and Ethiopians in the Washington Metro Area after finding out the real objective of the march and who were behind it. Some of the […]

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

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Note: This is the fourth 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 Obama Administration’s recently announced Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative to go after corruption in Africa and elsewhere […]

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Ethiopians attend Eritrea Festival 2010 in Washington

A delegation representing various Ethiopian groups in the Washington DC area participated in the 2010 Eritrean Festival in Washington DC Saturday night. The Ethiopian delegation led by Ato Neamin Zeleke took part in the festival in a show of solidarity with the people and government of Eritrea and to express appreciation for the humanitarian and […]

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Expose and shame Woyanne supporters in DC – video

The video below is part of a campaign by Ethiopian activists in the Washington DC area to expose and shame Woyannes and hodams.

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Woyanne’s fake march in DC – video

Below is a video of last Thursday’s fake Woyanne protest march from the White House to the State Department in Washington DC to protest against Al Shababa and Egypt. The video shows Woyannes and their hodam supporters. Many of those taking part in the march are in the U.S. on political asylum. The U.S. Home […]

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Dialogue to Dialogue: How to forge a solid united front

As the struggle to excise the Woyanne cancer that is eating away at Ethiopia moves to a new stage, Ethiopian opposition groups must take care not to repeat the same mistakes in forging a new, vibrant alliance. Thorough preparations and earnest discussions must precede any formal dialogue, according to Ato Sioum Gebeyehou, a management consultant […]

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Al Amoudi-financed rally in DC backfires

Supporters of Ethiopia’s genocidal junta have made a fool out of themselves Thursday by holding a fake demonstration against Egypt in front of the US Department of State. If they have a problem with Egypt, why doesn’t their leader, Meles Zenawi, go to Cairo and talk to Egypt’s president Hosni Mubarak? Wouldn’t that be more […]

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Ethiopians stage protest at China embassy in DC – Live report

12:02 PM – The protest rally by Ethiopians at the Chinese embassy in Washington DC has now moved to the Woyanne-occupied Ethiopian embassy. By totally decimating the peaceful opposition parties in Ethiopia — with financial backing from the World Bank and technical assistance from China — Meles and gang may have thought that they have […]

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Meles-Mubarak 1993 Nile accord revisited

To return a favor to Egypt for helping Meles and gang come to power in Ethiopia, one of the first things genocidal thug Meles Zenawi did was to fly to Cairo and sign a secret agreement with Egypt’s President Mubarak. The July 1993 accord signed in Cairo strips Ethiopia of its right to use the […]

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Ethiopian Orthodox Church reconciliation talks fail

The planned meeting this week in the U.S. between representatives of the legitimate Ethiopian Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod that is currently in exile and the illegal synod that is in Addis Ababa has failed before it even started. The Holy Synod has issued a press release explaining why the McLean, Virginia, meeting did not occur. […]

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EPPF resolution on problems facing the organization

Chapter representatives and central committee members of Ethiopian People’s Patriotic Front (EPPF) held a worldwide conference on August 1, 2010, and have passed a 14-point resolution on problems facing the organization and measures that need to be taken to fix them. The conference was attended by EPPF chapters from Europe, USA and Canada, as well […]

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Meles Zenawi’s new political pawn: Nile River

In December last year, Meles Zenawi signed an agreement with Cairo acknowledging Egypt’s quota over Nile River. The agreement was revealed by Egyptian newspaper Al Aharam (click here to read). Now, 7 months later, the head of Ethiopia’s genocidal junta is sending his agents to the Diaspora to agitate Ethiopians about Ethiopia’s right to use […]

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Ethiopians in Amsterdam beat up a Woyanne thug

Ethiopians in Europe who are attending their annual festival in Amsterdam this week have attacked a Woyanne cadre who dared to wear a t-shirt with Meles Zenawi’s photo and walk in their midst. After getting what he deserved, the cadre ran away and later came back with police officers. The Ethiopians told the officers that […]

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Addis Dimts airs special program on China embassy protest

Addis Dimts radio will air special program on Tuesday and Wednesday starting at 7 PM about the protest rally by Ethiopians and American-Ethiopians in the Washington DC area against China’s destructive policy on Ethiopia. Addis Dimts is transmitted on 1390 AM Washington DC. It can also be listened live at AddisDimts.com. The protest rally at […]

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

Alemayehu G. Mariam Note: This is the third 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 while some credit is due to the Obama Administration for rhetorically promoting human rights throughout the world giving […]

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3 Ethiopians injured in South Africa racist attack

Three Ethiopians and one South African were injured when a mob of people attacked Ethiopian men in Pietermaritzburg, the capital city South Africa’s second largest province of Kwazulu-Natal, last night, paramedics said. Three Ethiopian men were treated for superficial stab wounds and a South African woman also sustained a minor injury to her elbow after […]

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