Monthly Archives: September 2011

Ethiopia’s regime using terrorism charges to destroy opponents

Ethiopia uses anti-terror laws to silence critical journalists By Caelainn Barr | The Guardian The Ethiopian government is using sweeping anti-terror laws to crack down on journalists critical of the regime. In the last three months, six journalists have been imprisoned, according to the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). They include two Swedish […]

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DC politicians come to the aid of Ethiopian gasoline mogul

(Bizjournal) — Some timely lobbying seems to be sparing a Washington DC gasoline mogul from a drive to dismantle his empire. Aggressive lobbying efforts on behalf of the Ethiopian-born Joe Mamo — whose company Capitol Petroleum Group owns, operates or supplies 164 stations in the Washington area — appears to have staved off legislation by […]

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Let us give meaning to Ethiopia and being Ethiopian

By Aklog Birara, PhD It will be an understatement to state that, regardless of ethnic, religious, gender, age or ideological affinity, Ethiopians and people of Ethiopian origin discuss their country of origin with passion and genuine interest. Broadly, they share a common set of principles. This is the good news. However, there is another side […]

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Ethiopia: The Diplomacy of Defending Dictatorship

Alemayehu G. Mariam “It is time to stop hating Ethiopia.” In November 2006, in her farewell cable to her replacement Donald Yamamoto and the Assistant Secretary of State Jendayi Fraser, former Acting U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Vicky Huddleston warned: “It is time to stop hating Ethiopia.” In November 2007, in a N.Y. Times op-ed piece, Huddleston […]

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Prof. Vestal talks about his new book on Ethiopia

Distinguished professor and a great friend of Ethiopia Prof. Theodore M. Vestal will discuss his new book, The Lion of Judah in the New Word: Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia and the Shaping of Americans’ Attitudes Toward Africa, at a book signing event in Washington DC area on September 25, 2011. Sunday, Sept 25, at […]

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Dr Fisseha Tekle-Wold passed away

We are shocked and deeply saddened to learn the news about the sudden passing away of Washington DC area prominent Ethiopian physician Dr Fisseha Tekle-Wold this week. Dr Fisseha went to Ethiopia a few days ago to visit her family and had suddenly fallen ill and died, according to family members. Dr Fisseha is a […]

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BBC follow up on Meles Zenawi’s atrocities in Ethiopia (video)

BBC follows up on its investigative report that exposes torture, including the burning of women, the use of food aid as a weapon of oppression and other crimes against humanity by the U.S.-financed apartheid brutal dictatorship in Ethiopia. In the report, British aid official Andrew Mitchell tries shamelessly to coverup the Woyanne crime. Watch the […]

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Disappeared Ethiopian athletes found in South Africa

By Paul Fauvet (IOL) – The 15 Ethiopian athletes who disappeared from the Games Village last week at the All-Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique, have been found in South Africa, according to the Mozambican police. The spokesman for the General Command of the police, Pedro Cossa, told reporters that all the fugitive athletes are currently […]

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OBEDIENCE to Tyrants due to Absence of Self-Confidence

Some people prefer to hand control of their lives over to the regime. They may feel inadequate to make their own decisions. After decades of authoritarian rule or other forms of oppression, people may lack self-confidence in their ability to make change. This develops mainly from a lack of decision-making experience and limited opportunities for […]

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Africa:No Honor Among Dictators?

Alemayehu G. Mariam “If I Were the U.S.” The old saying is that there is no honor among thieves. Is it also true that there is no honor among dictators? Perhaps that is a distinction without a difference. But Meles Zenawi, the dictator in Ethiopia and Omar Bashir, the dictator of Sudan seemed to be […]

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TPLF’s latest aggression will not stop the revolution

PRESS STATEMENT September 18, 2011 CONCERNED by the recent wave of arrests of political leaders, men and women of the Arts, journalists and human rights activists; We concerned Ethiopians and members of various support groups of Ethiopian civic and political organizations in the United States and Canada, having attended the emergency meeting organized by the […]

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Ethiopians in Los Angeles confront Woyanne cadres

Patriotic Ethiopians in Los Angeles confronted and chased away the Woyanne ambassador and cadres during the Fairfax Little Ethiopia Street Festival on September 4. Read the report in Amharic below from the anti-Woyanne action organizers. Woyanne junta members and supporters must be confronted every where around the world in a similar manner by patriotic Ethiopians. […]

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The latest round of repression cannot deter our struggle – ALEJE

STATEMENT from the Alliance for Liberty, Equality, and Justice in Ethiopia (ALEJE) The latest round of repression by a desperate dictatorial regime cannot deter our resolve to struggle our freedom The political behavior of Ethiopia’s ethnic minority regime and the economic and social stability of Ethiopia have been continuously deteriorating after the infamous May 2005 […]

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What do Ethiopia and being Ethiopian mean to us?

By Aklog Birara, Ph.D. It will be an understatement to state that, regardless of ethnic, religious, gender, age or ideological affinity, Ethiopians and people of Ethiopian origin discuss their country of origin with passion and genuine interest. Broadly, they share a common set of principles. This is the good news. However, there is another side […]

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Woyanne explains its recent wave of arrests – video

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The sacrifice Andualem and others are paying must be shared

The Woyanne junta in Ethiopia continues to commit gross injustice against Ethiopians with impunity. Meles and gang are not paying any price for their crimes. That must stop, and it can be stopped only when a large number of Ethiopians say enough. Woubshet Taye, Debebe Eshetu, Andualem Arage, Eskinder Nega and all the others who […]

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We are all prisoners

By Yilma Bekele East Europe suffered under Soviet domination for over fifty years. While West Europe was marching forward, East Europe was engulfed in darkness and hopelessness. The Arabs with all their vast population and abundant natural resources stumbled around for so long they were considered people of no consequences. The East Europeans emerged from […]

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Andualem Aragie and 4 others detained – video

The Woyanne apartheid junta in Ethiopia has detained UDJ official Andualem Aragie, journalist Eskinder Nega and three other individuals, Zemenu Molla, Nathnael Mekonnen, and Asaminaw Berhanu. All five of them have been charged with terrorism, according to the Woyanne-controlled ETV.

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15 Ethiopian athletes disappeared at All Africa Games

Things are falling apart by the day for the khat-addicted delusional dictator in Ethiopia who is trying to stave off popular uprising by rounding up every one who is critical of his regime. The latest to be arrested are a prominent opposition figure, Andualem Aragie, and a journalist, Eskinder Nega, who have been picked up […]

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Andualem Aragie and Eskinder Nega arrested

The desperate apartheid junta in Ethiopia today has arrested Ato Andualem Aragie, a senior official of Union for Democracy and Justice (UDJ), and Ato Eskinder Nega, a prominent journalist… more details later

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Ethiopian heritage festival in DC (video)

Showcasing Ethiopia’s ancient, vibrant culture (Video produced by Whole Foods Market at the Ethiopian Heritage Annual Ethiopian Festival in Washington DC – 2011)

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Missing a “Large Chunk” of Ethiopian Territory?

By Alemayehu G. Mariam When the going gets tough… When the going gets tough, the tough go looking for distractions and diversions. The past few weeks have been tough going for dictator Meles Zenawi in Ethiopia. Secret cables released by Wikileaks provided stunning revelations on Zenawi’s secret world. The U.S. believes Zenawi’s security forces staged […]

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May the New Year bring an end to the national misery in Ethiopia

Most Ethiopians mark our New Year with sadness, while hoping that the the coming year, 2004, will bring an end to the long national misery that has been inflicted on the country by a ravenous ethnic apartheid junta. Enjoy this New Year song by Teddy Afro. Ethiopia shall rise up.

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Artiste Debebe Eshetu arrested, charged with terrorism

Woyanne-controlled ETV reported that prominent Ethiopian artiste Debebe Eshetu has been arrested today and charged with terrorism. Watch the report below:

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Khat-crazed regime throws wild accusations (video)

Ethiopia’s khat-addicted dictator continues to throw wild accusations of terrorism against journalists and critics even as Wikileaks is exposing (read here) that the regime has been orchestrating bombings and blaming them on others. Yesterday, Meles Zenawi’s injustice minister announced that it is filing terrorism charges against two Swedish journalists, Ethiopian Review editor, Awramba Times deputy […]

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Celebrate Ethiopian new year with EHSNA

Due to Tropical Rain Lee, DC Cookout has been rescheduled. The new date will be announced shortly. ETHIOPIAN HERITAGE SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA will have an outdoor festival (a cookout) to celebrate Ethiopian New Year and show its appreciation to its supporters in the Washington DC Metro Area. This family oriented festival will be held […]

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U.S. Gov’t says Meles regime is behind Addis Ababa bomings

Ethiopian Review and other media have been blaming Ethiopia’s khat-addicted dictator and his Woyanne junta for the so-called “terrorist bombings” in Addis Ababa (read here). From its jungle days, Woyanne is known for exploding bombs in civilians areas and blaming the action on its opponents. Now the U.S. diplomats have confirmed Ethiopian Review’s claim that […]

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Ethiopian Review editor, others charged with terrorism in Ethiopia

EDITOR’S NOTE: Meles and his propaganda chief Bereket fabricate any thing, come up with all kinds of wild charges to silence independent information sources. It’s a regime that compares the Voice of America (VOA) to Rwanda’s Radio Télévision Libre Mille-Collines (RTLMC). That’s how silly and outrageous they are. By William Davison | Bloomberg Ethiopia’s regime […]

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EHSNA held its executive committee elections

PRESS RELEASE Ethiopian Heritage Society of North America (EHSNA) Announces Second Executive Committee Election Results, Releases Community Agenda EHSNA Election Results The Ethiopian Heritage Society of North America (EHSNA) recently held an election for members of its executive committee for the second time in its history. EHSNA’s primary mission and vision is to promote and […]

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OBEDIENCE to Tyrants due to Majority Doing It

Majority Doing It or group mentality implies a fear-based reaction to peer pressure which makes individuals act in order to avoid feeling “left behind” from the group… [read more]

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Ethiopia’s mother of corruption bitch-slaps Al Amoudi

At a recent party at Sheraton Hotel in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, Azeb Mesfin, the wife of Ethiopia’s tyrant Meles Zenawi, slapped Saudi billionaire Al Amoudi in front of hundreds of guests, according to Ethiopian Review Intelligence Unit sources. Azeb, who is commonly known as “the mother of corruption” in Ethiopia, was reportedly incensed that […]

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What Should Starving Ethiopians do to Help Themselves?

Alemayehu G. Mariam In 1987 when Time Magazine featured a famine-stricken Ethiopian mother on its cover page, it failed to ask the most important question of all: What should Ethiopians do and not do to help themselves? It is the privilege of those who give to pity those who receive. One of the great indignities of […]

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Public meeting in Dallas – announcement

Alliance for Liberty, Equality, and Justice in Ethiopia (ALEJE) has organized a public meeting in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, September 10, 2011. The Dallas meeting is part of a series of public meetings that was launched in Washington DC in July, followed by London, UK. The guest speakers Ato Andargachew Tsiege, Secretary General of Ginbot […]

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Pastor Daniel confirms severe torture in Ethiopian prisons

Pastor Daniel Gebraselassie, head of Prison Fellowship Ministry in Ethiopia informs U.S. Embassy officials in Addis Ababa that the Meles dictatorship has been perpetrating severe tortures against detainees. The information comes from the recently leaked secret U.S. diplomatic cables that are now available on Wikileaks. The following is an excerpt of what Paster Daniel told […]

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Ethiopian prisons are filled with Shweyga Mullahs

By Elias Kifle The burning of Ethiopian woman, Shweyga Mullah, by the family of Libyan madman Gaddafi has shocked the world. The bestiality of the Gaddafis in subjecting a fellow human being to such unspeakable cruelty is horrifying to any decent human being. People around the world would be equally shocked if they see pictures […]

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Meles troops torture, burn Ethiopian women (photos)

The U.S.-financed tyrant in Ethiopia, Meles Zenawi, has been committing horrific crimes in Ethiopia during the past 20 years. Many of these crimes have been documented by every major international human rights organization, including Amnesty Int’l and Human Rights Watch. Ignoring such crimes against humanity, the U.S. Obama Administration has allocated $580 million in assistance […]

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Deadly clash reported between Woyanne and ONLF forces

(VOA) — Ethiopian government Woyanne and rebels in the restive Ogaden region have confirmed a deadly clash this week in an area where a Chinese firm is exploring for oil. Each of the two side’s respective versions of the event differ sharply. Details provided by both the Ethiopian government Woyanne and rebels of the Ogaden […]

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Interview with Major Dawit WoldeGiorgis (video)

Interview with Shaleqa (Major) Dawit Woldegiorgis, former high-level official under Mengistu Hailemariam’s regime. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5

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Shweyga Mullah, the new face of Ethiopia

By Yilma Bekele It looks like we are all upset. All our independent Web sites are headlining the news. It is the main conversation among our people outside of the country. Mere language is not enough to describe our profound displeasure with the Libyan ruling class. Our anger knows no bounds. What exactly is getting […]

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Town hall meeting – postponed

The town hall meeting has been rescheduled for Sunday, October 30, due to Hurricane Irene. The place and time remains the same. Only the date has been changed.   Regime change in Ethiopia – A town hall meeting Ethiopian Review will hold a special town hall meeting in Washington DC on Saturday, September 3, 2011, […]

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CPJ speaks out against the torture of Ethiopian journalists

New York (CPJ) — The Committee to Protect Journalists holds Ethiopia responsible for the well-being of two journalists detained without charge or legal access since June under the country’s far-reaching anti-terrorism law. Police arrested Woubshet Taye, deputy editor of the weekly Awramba Times, and Reeyot Alemu, columnist for the weekly Feteh, on June 19 and 21, respectively, on […]

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Ethiopia’s tyrant expels Amnesty International delegation

Ethiopia’s khat-addicted tyrant has expelled Amnesty International delegates, VOA reports. (VOA) — Rights group Amnesty International says a group of its delegates was expelled from Ethiopia this week after meeting with two opposition leaders who have since been arrested. Amnesty said Wednesday that a delegation of foreign members was told by Ethiopian officials on August […]

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