Monthly Archives: December 2010

2010 Person of The Year

By Elias Kifle In 2011 Ethiopian Review, the longest running independent Ethiopian journal, celebrates its 20th year in service. It is a milestone period in the journal’s history and a special occasion for those of us who have labored hard to keep it going. As the editor-in-chief, in deciding who to select as Ethiopian Review’s […]

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Ethiopian boxing legend gets help from Los Angeles Ethiopians

Ethiopians in Los Angeles hold a fundraiser to assist Ethiopian boxing legend Seifu Makonnen who represented Ethiopia at the Olympics. Seifu, who is popularly knows as Tibo, is suffering from a kidney disease and is currently waiting for a transplant. The Los Angels Times has the following report: By Kate Linthicum Nearly every month in […]

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A new Oromo political movement formed

A new political party named Oromo People National Unity and Liberation Movement has been formed and is currently introducing its political program to the public. The new party strives to make Ethiopia a country where the rights of the Oromo people are respected, according to Colonel Abebe Geresu, an executive committee member. Col. Abebe, who […]

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TPDM on a short leash

By Elias Kifle Some Eritrean friends are asking me why is it necessary for Ethiopian Review to start a public discussion on concerns regarding the disappearance of Ethiopian patriots in Eritrea and problems facing Ethiopian opposition groups. They are urging me to work behind the scene to find solutions. That is also my preference. For […]

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Ethiopian Groundhog Year 2010

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Groundhog Year in Prison Nation In December 2008, I wrote a weekly column entitled “Groundhog Year in Prison Nation” summarizing some of my weekly columns for that year. I used the “groundhog year” analogy following the title of the motion picture “Groundhog Day” in which a hapless television weatherman is trapped […]

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74 Ethiopians arrested in Kenya

A Kenyan journal, The Standard, reports that the government of Kenya is intensifying its crackdown on Ethiopians who are fleeing from Ethiopia to seek refugee in other countries. Most of the Ethiopian refugees Kenyan authorities are arresting use Kenya as a transit point to South Africa and Yemen. The recent crackdown is said to be […]

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Kenya in a large scale war against OLF

The government of Kenya has launched a full scale attack against the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), and according to human rights groups, Oromo refugees through out Kenya, including the capital city Nairobi, are currently being harassed and abused by Kenyan security forces, a UN news agency reports. Read the full report below. MOYALE, ETHIOPIA (IRIN) […]

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OLF spokesman speaks out on Gen. Kemal Gelchu

A spokesman for the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), Ato Lencho Bati, told Ethiopian Review that the report about Gen. Kemal Gelchu being under a virtual house arrest is incorrect and that the general can travel any where he wishes. Ato Lencho has also said that OLF troops have not been immobilized and that his organization […]

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New technology gives thieves access to your wallet

Watch the video below and take steps to protect your credit card and passport information.

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Protecting Ethiopian patriots in Eritrea

Several Ethiopians from around the world held a meeting Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, and discussed the disappearance of Col. Tadesse Muluneh and other Ethiopian patriots in Eritrea. The meeting also discussed other on going issues concerning the struggle to liberate Ethiopia from the Woyanne ethnic apartheid regime. Read details of the meeting here [Amharic].

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DC Medical Examiner rules Ali Mohammed’s death a homicide

The Chief Medical Examiner of Washington DC has ruled today that the death of Ethiopian immigrant Ali Mohammed on Oct. 15 was a homicide. Pending the Medical Examiner’s decision, a court in DC had released on bail the DC9 Club owner and employees who beat up Ali to death. The court also allowed DC9 to […]

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Exchange rate to reach $1 = 20 birr in Ethiopia

As hard currency reserve dwindles in Ethiopia, experts predict that exchange rate could soon reach 20 birr per 1 U.S. dollar in the black market. The current official exchange rate is 16.76 per $1, but in the black market the rate is 17.50 and in some places it goes as high as 18.50 birr per […]

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ESFNA finance head resigns

The finance committee chairman of Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA), Ato Abework Abay, has announced his resignation today citing financial irregularities, lack of transparency, and ineptness on the part of the chairman and many of the executive committee members. Abework explained in a letter of resignation today that payments were made without proper […]

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Ethiopia: “So What!”

By Alemayehu G. Mariam “So what! Soo what!! Sooo whaaat!!!” was the repetitive mantra of dictator Meles Zenawi recently in response to pesky questions lobbed at him in parliament about his so-called Growth and Transformation Plan[1] (GTP), which will presumably make Ethiopia self-sufficient in food production in the next five years and expand the “industrial-led […]

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Earthquake hits a southern Ethiopian town

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) that reports a 5-1 magnitude earthquake struck the southern Ethiopian town of Hosaena and nearby towns at 3 PM local time. Details: Magnitude 5.1 Date-Time Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 12:14:24 UTC Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 03:14:24 PM at epicenter Location 7.575°N, 37.792°E Depth 9.8 km (6.1 miles) set by […]

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Eritrean colonel causes havoc among Ethiopian opposition

The government of Eritrea needs to act promptly to stop its rogue mid-ranking officers who are causing havoc among Ethiopian opposition groups if it is genuine about building a strong relationship with Ethiopians. The following information is intended for such purpose, since private communications have been left unanswered so far. It was with shock and […]

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Mengistu Worku in his own words (video)

A tribute to Ethiopian football icon Mengistu Worku.

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Troublesome developments in Eritrea regarding EPPF

There is more disturbing news regarding Ethiopian opposition groups who have been given shelter in Eritrea. A few days ago we learned about the disappearance of Col. Tadesse Muluneh, one of the founders of Ethiopian People’s Patriotic Front (EPPF). We have requested Eritrean officials to investigate and let us know what happened to him. It’s […]

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Ethiopian soccer legend Mengistu Worku passed away

Ethiopian soccer legend Mengistu Worku who helped Ethiopia win the 3rd African Cup has passed away. Memorial service for him will be held on Friday in Addis Ababa at the St. Petros Church where he will be laid to rest. The following is a brief biography of Mengistu Worku (Sources: Wikipedia, Facebook, Ethiopian Review archive). […]

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New comedy video highlights the power shortage in Ethiopia

Funny yet a true account of life in Ethiopia under the chigaram Woyannes.

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China creates its own fake Peace Prize (video)

The ruling Chinese Communist Party is a growing threat to freedom in the world. The MSNBC report in the video below about China bullying 19 countries not to attend the Nobel Peace Award and creating its own peace prize is an eye opener. China must be stopped before it is too late. Simply stop buying […]

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Bereket Simon comes to the aid of ESFNA thugs

During the past five years, the Woyanne ruling junta has systematically taken over the Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA) through bribery and other scheme. As a result, the organization has become a tool for the ruling party and a source of embarrassment for the Ethiopian community in N. America. This year concerned members […]

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Meles Zenawi ghost writes of his own biography

A recently published book titled “መለስ ዜናዊ እና የህወሓት የትግል ጉዞ” (Meles Zenawi and TPLF’s Journey of Struggle) that worships Ethiopia’s genocidal tyrant is being widely circulated in Ethiopia. The official author of the book is Col. Iyasu Mengesha, but the writing style and similarities with previous statements indicate that the actual writer is Meles […]

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Ethiopia: The Anuak’s Forgotten Genocide

Alemayehu G. Mariam A Conversation With Obang Metho[1] Note: A report by the Harvard Law School Human Rights Program on the Anuak concluded[2]:”From December 2004 to at least January 2006, the ENDF (Ethiopian National Defense Forces) attacked and abused Anuak civilians in Gambella region – wantonly killing, raping, beating, torturing, and harassing civilians in response […]

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Ethiopian Review’s Person of the Year to be announced

Ethiopian Review’s 2010 Person of the Year choice will be announced this coming Friday, Dec. 31. Person of the Year choice has become a much anticipated annual Ethiopian Review tradition that some times creates intense public discussion. Stay tuned.

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The death of Greater Tigray manifesto (updated with maps)

By Elias Kifle In 1976, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (Woyanne) that is currently ruling Ethiopia crafted its Greater Tigray Manifesto. The manifesto called for transforming the northern Ethiopian region of Tigray in to an independent country through expansionist policies. For Greater Tigray to become a reality, Meles Zenawi and his Woyanne comrades decided that […]

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WikiLeaks and orphan Ethiopia

By Yilma Bekele Hopefully you have all heard or read about WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks is an international non-profit organization that publishes documents from anonymous news sources and leaks. It has been doing that since 2006. These past few days it has been publishing leaked US State Department diplomatic cables. The US is not amused. It is […]

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WikiLeaks supporters shutdown Paypal, MasterCard

Several news agencies are reporting that WikiLeaks supporters have shutdown credit card company MasterCard and money transfer company Paypal today in retailiation for terminating WikiLeaks’ accounts. Paypal has admitted yesterday that the U.S. State Department pressured it to cancel the account. But the State Department denied Paypal’s claim. The U.S. Government’s overreaction to the leaks […]

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Wikileaks: Discussion with Woyanne intelligence chief

U.S. Ambassador Donald Yamamoto sent to Washington the following cable regarding his discussion with Woyanne intelligence chief Getachew Assefa. This is one of the over 1,000 U.S. embassy cables from Ethiopia that are expected to be posted on Wikileaks. Monday, 08 June 2009, 12:33 S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 04 ADDIS […]

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Reported disappearance of Col. Tadesse Muluneh

Ethiopia Zare and EthioMedia have reported on Monday that prominent Ethiopian opposition leader Col. Tadesse Muluneh has been arrested by Eritrean security forces and that his current condition is unknown. The news has shocked many Ethiopians and yesterday and today Ethiopian Review has been inundated with inquires for confirmation of the report. Col. Tadesse is […]

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Calling Cards a Rip-Off?

A couple of months ago, you may remember that we mentioned why Rebtel’s international call service to Ethiopia was a hit with customers. Now startling new evidence has become known that sheds light on why so many customers from African, Sub-Continent and Caribbean nations like Ethiopia are flocking to companies like Rebtel. Research about calling […]

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Col. Asrat Bogale passed away

Col. Asrat Bogale, a prominent and long time opponent of the Woyanne regime in Ethiopia, has passed away early Friday morning after receiving medical treatment in Paris. Col. Asrat Bogale left Ethiopia over 30 years ago when the Derg military regime came to power. He hijacked an Ethiopian Airlines plane and forced it to land […]

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The “Fantastic Somalia Job”

Alemayehu G. Mariam The Tangled Web of Lies “Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive,” said Sir Walter Scott, the English novelist and poet. It looks like the U.S. of A is really in a pickle tangled in a web of lies, deceit and diplomatic chicanery about its role […]

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Ethiopians in DC confront Woyanne crumb collectors (video)

The Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM), a puppet group that was created by Ethiopia’s despot Meles Zenawi to subjugate the Amhara ethnic group of Ethiopia, held a dinner party last night at the Woyanne-controlled Ethiopian embassy. The party had attracted the usual bottom feeders who have sold their soul for crumbs that Woyanne throw them. […]

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WikiLeaks: US embassy cable from Ethiopia – 02 Feb. 2010

CONFIDENTIAL SECTION 01 OF 03 ADDIS ABABA 000163 SIPDIS EO 12958 DECL: 02/01/2020 TAGS PREL, PGOV, KDEM, MOPS, ECON, KE, ET SUBJECT: UNDER SECRETARY OTERO’S MEETING WITH ETHIOPIAN PRIME MINISTER MELES ZENAWI – JANUARY 31, 2010 Classified By: Under Secretary Maria Otero for reasons 1.4 (B) and (D). 1. (SBU) January 31, 2010; 4:15 p.m.; […]

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Revisiting the aftermath of 2005 Ethiopia Election

By Maru Gubena Five year ago, though there were feelings of uncertainty and fearfulness about the future direction of Ethiopia itself, as well as its politics – including the possible transfer of power from the regime of Meles Zenawi to the then opposition parties – a good number of Ethiopians both at home and in […]

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U.S. official in charge of Africa policy caught in a lie (Wikileaks)

In September 2007, nine months after Ethiopian despot Meles Zenawi invaded Somalia, the top U.S. officials for Africa policy, Ms. Jendayi Frazer, told TIME magazine: “We urged the Ethiopian military not to go into Somalia.” [read here] The just-released U.S. diplomatic cable that is leaked to Wikileaks.org [read here] contradicts Jendayi’s statement. It is now […]

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Wikileaks dispatch exposes Meles Zenawi as a mercenary

U.S. diplomatic dispatched that are leaked and now posted on Wikileaks.org confirms Ethiopian Review’s report that Ethiopia’s despot Meles Zenawi was hired by U.S. Government to invade Somalia in 2006. The proxy war was spearheaded by U.S. head for African affairs Jendayi Frazer who conducted the disastrous invasion over the objection of her own colleagues […]

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Ethiopians in 4 regions to be evicted from their land (VOA)

Ethiopia’s despot Meles Zenawi is forcibly uprooting close to a million Ethiopians in the Gambela, Afar, Ogaden, and Benishangul regions from their land, according to a report by VOA. Meles is leasing the land to foreign corporations to grow flower and plants for biofuel. Listen the report below:

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Al Amoudi servant makes legal threat

One of Al Amoudi’s servants in the Diaspora, Ato Eyaya Arega, is imitating his boss by hiring a lawyer to harass Ethiopian Review. The lawyer, Steven Sarfatti of Washington DC, wrote a letter (read here) demanding that we remove the articles about Eyaya and his gang of thugs who have turned the Ethiopian Sports Federation […]

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