Monthly Archives: February 2011

Woyanne sells 1.8 million hectares of land to India

The Woyanne ruling junta’s agriculture minister, Tefera Derbew, has sold 1.8 million hectares of Ethiopian farmland to India, according to a report by an Indian journal. Under the deal, India will use the land for 70 years. Read the report below. NEW DELHI (Prokerala.com) — Ethiopia has offered to Indian investors 1.8 million hectares of […]

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A UDJ leader says uprising in Ethiopia is inevitable

The secretary general of Unity for Democracy and Justice Party (UDJ), Ato Andualem Aragie, who resides in Addis Ababa, said today that the kind of popular uprising that is currently taking place in Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen will also happen in Ethiopia. Ato Andualem told Serkadis News Service  that living conditions in Ethiopia are far […]

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Meles Zenawi, America’s other most embarrassing ally

BY JOSHUA E. KEATING | ForeignPolicy.com Maintaining good relations with autocrats is an unfortunate but often necessary component of the delicate balancing act that is U.S. foreign policy. But as Washington learned once again this week, supporting an strongman for the sake of stability can present risks of its own. Here are eight more alliances […]

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Chronicle of Addis Ababa’s extreme makeover

By Getachew Belaineh Every city in the world has its own unique personality. Each represents a unique blend of history, natural settings, cultural patterns, and lifestyles. Some are old-fashioned yet attractive, others modern but boring. Likewise, Addis Ababa has its own unique personality. It is inherently a socially mixed city housing traditional and modern urban […]

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Woyanne agriculture minister dismisses president’s request

Woyanne minister of agriculture in Ethiopia, Tafera Derbew, has dismissed a request by figurehead President Girma Woldegirogis (see here)  not to sell western Ethiopian land to Indian companies and went to India yesterday to approve a $4.4 billion investment deal. The Indian companies must be made aware in advance that the deal is illegitimate and […]

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Jordan’s king fires the prime minister

By Jamal Halaby | Associated Press AMMAN — Jordan’s King Abdullah II fired his government Tuesday in the wake of street protests and asked an ex-prime minister to form a new Cabinet, ordering him to launch immediate political reforms. The dismissal follows several large protests across Jordan— inspired by similar demonstrations in Tunisia and Egypt […]

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Ethiopians in DC to shut down Woyanne embassy

On Monday, February 7, Ethiopians in Washington DC will shut down the Woyanne regime- occupied Ethiopian embassy starting at 8:30 in the morning to bring attention to the people of Ethiopia’s demand for an end to Meles Zenawi’s dictatorship. Similar activities are being planned by Ethiopian civic and political groups around the world. More updates […]

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Historic day in Egypt – March of a Million is underway

March of the Millions is underway in Egypt. It is an unbelievable scene. For Ethiopians it is a reminiscent of the May 7, 2005, rally in Addis Ababa where 4 million people turned out to express their support for change one week before the stolen May 15, 2005 elections. Unfortunately, the Ethiopian march of the […]

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DLA Piper’s blood money at work

The Washington DC and London-based DLA Piper law and PR firm that is trying to shut down Ethiopian Review is receiving $50,000 per month from Ethiopia’s tyrant Meles Zenawi and partner in crime Al Amoudi. The following is a list of some of the activities DLA Piper has carried out on their behalf Meles since […]

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