Monthly Archives: May 2011

Aiming at the Tyrant’s Power

The state’s power is heavily dependent on the cooperation of certain key institutions and organizations. We call these supporting organizations pillars of support because they support the power structure in society… [read more]

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Tinsae Ethiopia cut off power in northern Addis Ababa

Members of Tinsae Ethiopia Patriots Union have cut off electrical power lines in Sululta area yesterday and today, causing power outage in some parts of northern Addis Ababa. [read more at Tinsae.org]

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Hope Springs Eternal in Africa

Alemayehu G. Mariam Saving Africa From Thugtators Two historic events are unfolding before our eyes in Africa today. The new president of Cote d’Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara, is asking the International Criminal Court (ICC) to conduct an investigation into gross human rights violations in his country. In a letter to ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Ouattara wrote: […]

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Tension in Ethiopia’s capital

Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa is swarmed with security forces today as the ruling Woyanne tribal junta prepares to celebrate its 20th year in power. Youth groups are also attempting to stage protests to demand an end to the 20-year-old dictatorship, but every gathering is immediately dispersed by the Federal Police, Meles Zenawi’s death squads. In […]

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Grand Strategy for BEKA! Awakening

The broadest conception of how an objective is to be attained in a conflict by a chosen course of action. The grand strategy serves to coordinate and direct all appropriate and available resources (human, political, economic, moral, etc.) of the group to attain its objectives in a conflict… [read more]

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Internet is down through out Ethiopia – update

UPDATE (7:00 PM Addis Ababa time) Internet is now working in Ethiopia. Broadband connection to eastern Ethiopia is still down. ———- This morning Internet seems to be down all over Ethiopia. Ethiopian Review has tried to communicate with its contacts in several cities and all of them have confirmed that they are unable to access […]

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Internet lines to eastern Ethiopia are down

Woyanne telecom minister and TPLF politburo member DebreTsion GebreMichael was shocked to learn today that an unknown group has cut off the fiber optics Internet lines that connect the ruling junta to its military and government agencies in eastern Ethiopia up to Jijiga. The regime is now using satellite service for Internet connection in eastern […]

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Declaration against the TPLF tyranny

GLOBAL CIVIC MOVEMENT FOR CHANGE IN ETHIOPIA A Call for Unity of Action and Purpose RECOGNIZING the inherent dignity and the equal and inalienable rights of all Ethiopians, indeed all people, regardless of ethnicity, faith, political opinion, age, gender, race or financial status, is the foundation for democracy, freedom, justice, peace and unity in Ethiopia; […]

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Media reports on western Ethiopia power outage

The action taken by Tinsae Ethiopia members that cut off power in western Ethiopia has received a wide media coverage, including this report (click here) by Bloomberg and the following video by ESAT.

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Book Review: Pentecostalism and Orthodox Christianity

Review of Tibebe Eshete’s Book, The Evangelical Movement in Ethiopia By Messay Kebede Published by Baylor University Press (2009), the book is a well-researched and abundantly documented account of the inception and spread of evangelical Christianity in Ethiopia. With special emphasis on Pentecostalism, the book goes beyond an eventful account of the evangelical movement; it […]

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Woyanne Diaspora campaign debated on German Radio

Deutsche Welle (German Radio) on its Sunday, 22 May 2011, program interviewed Ato Neamin Zeleke, Dr Messay Kebede and Woyanne ambassador Dina Mufti on Woyanne regime’s failed attempt to get the support of Ethiopians in the Diaspora. Listen below or click here [forward to 8:00 minute mark]. [podcast]http://www.ethiopianreview.info/2011/dw-neamin-messay-dina-22may2011.mp3[/podcast]

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Africa: Cause Looking for Rebels

[This commentary is based on talk I gave at the first annual University of California, Los Angeles Habesha Student Association[1] Networking Night event held at Ackerman Union on May 14, 2011.] I have been asked to comment on youth political apathy and how to transform apathy into constructive action. That is a very tall order, […]

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Over 70 percent of western Ethiopia is without power (photos)

Ethiopian opposition group Tinsae Ethiopian Patriots Union has posted photos of the power lines that its members cut off on Friday. According to the group’s web site, over 70 percent of western Ethiopia continues to be without power today. The Ethiopian Electric and Power Authority (EEPCo) issued a news release yesterday saying that it is […]

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Opposition group cut power in western Ethiopia

A large part of western Ethiopia is currently without power after Tinsae Ethiopia Patriots Union has cut electric power lines in Awi Zone last night. Mobile and landline phones have also stopped working due to the power outage. … (read more at Tinsae.org)

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Organizing BEKA

A successful nonviolent struggle requires ongoing organizational efforts in the following areas: THE PUBLIC: ▪ Publicizing facts and grievances. ▪ Promoting sympathy. VOLUNTEERS: ▪ Recruiting. ▪ Training, incorporating into actions. Promoting commitment. LEADERSHIP: ▪ Developing leadership skills among the members. ▪ Preparing advance replacements for arrested leaders. MOVEMENT IN GENERAL: ▪ Preparing training manuals. ▪ […]

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Interview with Prof. Getachew Begashaw (video)

ESAT interviews prominent economist Prof. Getachew Begashaw on Ethiopian economy. Watch below: Part I Part II Part III Part IV

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Encounter with gilgel Woyannes

By Yilma Bekele It is only four weeks ago when a few of us drove down from Oakland to San Jose to attend the public meeting called by the Ethiopian regime. We don’t really recognize the current Ethiopian regime as a democratically elected representative of the people, thus one of the reasons for our trip […]

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Legendary Ethiopian singer Yirga Dubale passed away

We are sad to report that popular Ethiopian singer Yirga Dubale has passed away yesterday at the age of 81. The legendary musician has been entertaining Ethiopians for the past 6 decades. He is well known for his traditional and patriotic songs. The following is one of his most popular songs.

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$8 billion secretly taken out of Ethiopia – UN report

Is there any question about who is taking the money out of the country? The Meles crime family has has been looting Ethiopia’s treasure for the past 20 years. By TAMRAT G. GIORGIS (Addis Fortune) — Ethiopia may be touted at international conferences on development agendas as one of the 10 fastest growing economies in […]

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Statement of solidarity with striking taxi drivers in Ethiopia

PRESS RELEASE The Global Civic Movement for Change in Ethiopia welcomes the strike that has just been started by taxi drivers in Addis Ababa. We support it because it reflects the grievances of the people of Ethiopia, and it is peaceful. It is part of the resistance against the minority regime that has been in […]

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Youth group express solidarity with the taxi drivers in Ethiopia

PRESS RELEASE The Ethiopian Youth Movement expresses its solidarity with Ethiopian taxi drivers who went out on strike on Monday to protest the unbearable working conditions that have been imposed on them by the regime in Ethiopia. We believe that now is the time to bring about change and democracy to our country. We are […]

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Ghaddafi arrest requested by ICC; Zenawi next?

Libya: ICC prosecutor seek warrant for Gaddafi (BBC) — International Criminal Court Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo (4 May 2011) Mr Moreno-Ocampo’s office reviewed more than 1,200 documents and 50 interviews. The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor is seeking the arrest of Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi and two others for crimes against humanity. Luis Moreno-Ocampo said Col […]

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Ethiopian Review 20th Anniversary Celebrations – DC

Special event in Washington DC Date/Time: Saturday, July 2nd at 3:00 PM Place: Washington Ethical Society Address: 7750 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20012 This year, Ethiopian Review is celebrating its 20th year of service and commitment to the global Ethiopian community by organizing various informational, educational and fund-raising activities. The anniversary events will be […]

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Taxi drivers in Ethiopia go on strike

Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa is hit with a work stoppage by taxi drivers today. Most taxi drivers have stayed home this morning, causing a massive transportation disruption in the city. Many residents are observed walking to work. The taxi drivers are protesting the unbearable cost of living and a recent regulation that limits them to […]

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Africa: Is the World Growing Honest?

Alemayehu G. Mariam Is the World Growing Honest or Doomsday Near? I encountered the tantalizing headline unexpectedly: “Bold Words From British Government Representative”. Britain’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Norman Ling, said: We should not be giving aid to African dictators, but there is a lot of public support in Britain for spending money on people who […]

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Ethiopians overwhelm Mozambique refuge camps

Thousands of Ethiopian and Somali asylum seekers trying to make their way to South Africa have been marooned in overcrowded camps in northern Mozambique since the government introduced measures limiting their movements. The Maratane Refugee Camp in Nampula Province, which normally accommodates around 5,500 long-term residents from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and Rwanda, […]

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The four factors that must concide for toppling a Dictator

Broad-based popular mobilization is difficult to achieve because it requires bridging the disparate interests of the urban and rural poor, the middle class, students, professionals, and different ethnic or religious groups… [read more]

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In memory of Ethiopian patriot, Sultan Alimirah

By Amb. Kadafo Mohamed Hanfare Sultan Ali Mirah Hanfare (1921 – 2011) was born in Awsa, Ethiopia in a village called Fursee. He was born to father, Hanfare Aydahis and mother Hawy Omar In the early 1920s. His grandfather Mohammed Hanfare Illalta was a famous king of Afar who participated in the Adwa battle with […]

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Distorted ethnic federalism in Ethiopia

By Mohamed Hassen In 1991, as the result of military ruling collapsed, Ethiopia established a federal system creating largely ethnic-based territorial units, its framers claiming they have found a formula to achieve ethnic and regional autonomy, while maintaining the state as political unit. The initial process of federalization lasted four years, and was formalized in […]

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Inflation rate in Ethiopia rose to 30 percent

ADIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s year-on-year inflation rate rose for a second straight month to 29.5 percent in April, from 25.0 percent a month earlier, driven by a sharp rise in food prices, the statistics agency said on Tuesday. “The total price index of cereals in April 2011 has increased by 14.6 percent as compared […]

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Ethiopia: An Imaginary Conversation with Nelson Mandela

Alemayehu G. Mariam The Triumphalism of African Dictators There is nothing that is both amusing and annoying than the chest-beating triumphalism of Africa’s tin pot dictators. This past February, Yoweri Museveni of Uganda lectured a press conference: “There will be no Egyptian-like revolution here. … We would just lock them up. In the most humane […]

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Allow Red Cross access to Ogaden

PRESS RELEASE Reports coming out of Ethiopia indicate that the mass arrest of the Oromos has continued unabated. Meles is engaged in a witch-hunt strategy to destroy any form of opposition to his dictatorship. Like most desperate dictators in North Africa and the Middle East he unsuccessfully attempted to associate the emerging new pro democracy […]

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Democracy, Freedom, Liberty, Unity Shall Prevail in Ethiopia

PRESS RELEASE Ethiopian Youth Movement The Ethiopian youth is once again determined to make history. We have unanimously decided to conduct tactical campaign strategy and remove the despotic regime that has been in power for more than 20 years through brute force and fraudulent elections. In 1974 the popular revolution that overthrew the age old […]

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Syria security forces gun down 30 protesters (video)

Bashar al-Assad’s security forces in Syria opened fire Friday on protesters demanding regime change. It is reported that 30 protesters were killed by gun fire.

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Seventy years ago today

By Tsehai Berhanse-Selassie 5 May 2011 Seventy years ago, Ethiopians won the war against colonial aggression by their archenemy Fascist Italy. For a people conscious of its history, seventy years is not far, and for Ethiopians the sorrows, destruction and glories associated with the five-year war are still fresh in their memories. As a tribute […]

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Tigray president started demolishing 5,000 houses in Mekele

Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi’s puppet in the Tigray Region, Abay Woldu, has sent bulldozers today to demolish 5,000 houses, displacing over 15,000 people, including women, children and the elderly. Abay did not provide shelter for the people, and they are now homeless. Many of those who protested the demolition have been savagely beaten up and […]

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DC police intercept 300 pounds of khat

The Washington Examiner reports that the DC police has found 300 lbs of khat after arresting an Ethiopian cafe owner. Khat is an illegal drug in the U.S., but it is widely consumed by members of the ruling party in Ethiopia, including the head of Woyanne junta Meles Zenawi. Read the report below by Scott […]

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The Nile Dam: Redemption or Deception of the TPLF regime?

By Getachew Begashaw The government of Meles Zenawi has recently declared its plan to build a mega hydroelectric power dam along the Nile despite objections from concerned countries, especially Egypt. This dam will be built in the western part of Ethiopia, Benishangul Zone, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Sudan’s border. The government claims that […]

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TPLF and the art of reverse engineering

By Yilma Bekele When you take an object apart to see how it works, or take software and disassemble it to locate the source code it is referred to as reverse engineering. Basically what you are doing is inverting the system by going backwards the developmental cycle all the way to conception. Reverse engineering begins […]

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Tigray Region president attacks peaceful protesters

Abay Woldu, President of Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray, yesterday has ordered the notorious Federal Police to attack peaceful residents of Mekele city who have been protesting an eviction order. It’s reported that two weeks ago, on April 20, hundreds of Mekele residents staged a protest march against the order by the city administration to […]

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The bin Laden manhunt: An inside look

(New York Times) — For years, the agonizing search for Osama bin Laden kept coming up empty. Then last July, Pakistanis working for the Central Intelligence Agency drove up behind a white Suzuki navigating the bustling streets near Peshawar, Pakistan, and wrote down the car’s license plate. The man in the car was Bin Laden’s […]

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Digital censorship is tyrant’s tool in Ethiopia – CPJ

The 10 Tools of Online Oppressors Digital censorship threatens press freedom, new report shows New York, May 2, 2011—As journalists increasingly use social media to report breaking news and the number of people with Internet access explodes worldwide, governments are employing sophisticated new tactics to suppress information, according to a report by the Committee to […]

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Details of the operation to kill Osama bin Laden

(Reuters) –The operation that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was carried out by a team of about 15 special forces operatives — most, if not all, U.S. Navy Seals, according to U.S. officials familiar with the details. They indicated the team was based in Afghanistan. “This was a kill operation,” one of the […]

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Ethiopia: The Silence of Lying Lips

Alemayehu G. Mariam Lies, Junk and Cut-and-Paste Meles Zenawi, the dictator-in-chief in Ethiopia, says he does not want to talk about the 2010 U.S. State Department Country Reports on Human Rights [Report] in Ethiopia. But speaking through his parrot Hailemariam Desalegn, Zenawi said the Report is a meaningless “cut and paste” exercise and will be […]

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Osama bin Laden is killed

President Barack Obama has announced Sunday night that al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has been killed, according to U.S. officials. Information released by White House sources to news agencies, including the Associated Press, suggested that Osama bin Laden, nominal head of the al-Qaida terrorist organization worldwide, has been killed in U.S. military action and […]

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