Monthly Archives: March 2012

Woyanne foreign minister to sell his Dallas gas station

Woyanne minister of state for foreign affairs and dictator Meles Zenawi’s chief money launderer Berhane Gebrekristos is offering his Dallas, Texas, gas station for sale after running into problems, according to Ethiopian Review Intelligence Unit sources. The property, located on 6101 East Mockingbird Lane, Dallas TX 75214, is listed here for sale at $1,600,000. Our […]

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The Woyanne junta threatens Addis Ababa teachers

Teachers in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa are currently on strike after their request for wage increase was ignored. The Woyanne junta responded yesterday by sending out the following threatening letter. Why don’t teachers in other Ethiopian cities join them. Ethiopians in the Diaspora also need to stop their job for at least one day and […]

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The displaced Ethiopians

By Yilma Bekele I am sure we are all familiar with what is known as the ‘melting pot’ concept when it comes to describing how America functions. The term is a metaphor ‘for a heterogeneous society becoming more homogeneous, the different elements “melting together” into a harmonious whole with one common culture. The concept was […]

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70 Ethiopian doctors meet with Woyanne agent in DC

Some 70 Ethiopian and Eritrean physicians who work and reside in the United States held a meeting with Woyanne agent Girma Birru in Old Town Alexandria Hilton Hotel near Washington DC over the weekend. The meeting was organized by Meles Zenawi’s physician and investor Dr Mulai Teklu Yohannes and Dr Tesfaye Demmisie Fanta of North […]

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Ethiopian woman in UAE died after falling from a tall building

SHARJAH, UAE (Khaleej Times) — An Ethiopian housemaid fell to death from the balcony of the 21st floor apartment of an Arab family in Al Majaz area of Sharjah on Friday evening. The police were informed that a 23-year-old housemaid working for an Arab family had fallen to death, said Major Mohammed Saeed Al Shehhi, […]

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Col. Abebe Geresu arrested in Eritrea

Col. Abebe Geresu, founding and executive committee member of Tinsae Ethiopia Patriotic Union (Tinsae Ethiopia), has been arrested in Eritrea, according to Ethiopian Review sources. Tinsae Ethiopia’s executive committee has confirmed the information, but added that the case is being handled diplomatically. The Tinsae Ethiopia leadership also expressed its concern for Col. Abebe’s health since […]

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How to Disagree Politely

Disagreeing doesn’t make you a bad person. Being polite in discussions with another person who doesn’t share your perspective takes skill and practice… [read more]

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22,000 Amharas evicted from southern Ethiopia

The Woyanne fascist junta is engaged in another ethnic cleansing campaign, this time in southern Ethiopia against Amharas. German Radio has reported today that so far 22,000 Amharas have been evicted from Benji Maji Zone after their properties were confiscated, and the number could reach 78,000. Listen below:

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Ethiopian Transitional Council discussed at a press conference

(WASHINGTON DC) — The Ethiopian National Transitional Council’s Steering Committee held a press conference with members of the Ethiopian media on Saturday, 24 March 2012… [read more]

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Saudi Arabia: Release the jailed Ethiopian Christians

Washington, DC – International Christian Concern (ICC) and the Ethiopian community in Washington DC will be holding another public protest demanding Saudi Arabia release 35 Ethiopian Christians arrested for praying at a private home on December 15. The protest will be held March 26, at 11 a.m. in front of the Saudi Arabian Embassy located […]

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No Way for Ethiopian Refugees in Norway

Alemayehu G Mariam Ethiopians are having a very hard time. Inside their own country, they are victimized by dictatorship, famine and pestilence. Thousands of Ethiopians who have fled political persecution and economic privation caused by systemic and massive corruption and poor governance are facing unspeakable victimization in various parts of North Africa, the Middle East […]

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Ethiopia’s Waldeba Monastery monks cry for help (VOA)

The Woyanne junta is preparing to destroy 18 churches and the historic Waldeba Monastery in Gonder, northern Ethiopia, the priests and monks in the area told VOA. Concerned Ethiopians are organizing a protest rally at the Woyanne embassy in Washington DC on March 26 at 9 AM to help stop the destruction of the historic […]

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Lebanese man charged with the death of Alem Dechasa

BEIRUT (The Daily Star) — Beirut’s general prosecutor has charged Ali Mahfouz with contributing to and causing the suicide of Alem Dechasa-Desisa, the Ethiopian woman who allegedly committed suicide after a widely publicized beating outsider the gate of the Ethiopian consulate. A judicial source told The Daily Star that Mahfouz was charged Thursday, adding that […]

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Press conference on Ethiopian National Transitional Council

Invitation to press conference on Ethiopian National Transitional Council The Ethiopian National Transitional Council Steering Committee will hold a press conference with members of the Ethiopian media on Saturday, March 24, at 3 PM EST. Everyone is invited to attend the press conference, which will be broadcast live via teleconference, video and audio stream. Teleconference […]

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ESFNA town hall meeting – Sunday, March 25

Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America teams will hold town hall meetings in several cities across the U.S. and Canada on Sunday, March 25. The Washington DC meeting will be held at Washington Marriott, 1221 22nd Street NW, Washington DC 20037. More info here.

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Meles Zenawi and the deconstruction of Ethiopia

By Messay Kebede My customary readers may wonder why my political writings increasingly focus on psychological analyses to the detriment of socioeconomic forces. Is it because in my mind psychological factors prevail over socioeconomic conditions? The answer is no unless certain circumstances lend importance to the personality of political leaders. Such is the case when […]

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Fire at Asebot Monastery in eastern Ethiopia (VOA)

Ethiopian monasteries are under attack. Last week, the Woyanne junta started to demolish 18 churches at Woldeba Monastery in northern Ethiopia. Yesterday, the historic Ziquala Monastery in southern Ethiopia was being threatened with a raging forest fire. VOA reports that Asebot Monastery in eastern Ethiopia is also engulfed with fire. Listen below:

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How to Agree to Disagree (Part II)

Sometimes, no matter how much discussion occurs, you’re unable to agree on one particular point. In some cases, that single disagreement prevents further discussion. However, other times, you might be able to switch to other topics. If so, it’s best to “agree to disagree” on the point of contention and move on to the other […]

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Ziquala Monastery is burning

The historic Ziquala Monastery near the southern Ethiopian town of Debre Zeit is engulfed with fire, Deacon Daniel Kibre reported from Addis Ababa. The monastery is located 27 km south west of Debre Zeit. [read the report in Amharic here] Ziquala Monastery was founded by Abune Gebremenfeskidus in 1168 (Ethiopian calendar) on the Ziquala Mountain. […]

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Reject TPLF Inc.’s ‘flood of fear’ philosophy

By Aklog Birara, Ph.D. “He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.” “We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I am not sure which of the above enduring quotes from one of the foremost leaders […]

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The Dam and the Damned: Gibe III Ethiopia

Alemayehu G Mariam Cry Me a River, Cry Me a Lake Three years ago to the week, I wrote a weekly commentary entitled, “Cry Me a Lake: Crime Against Nature”. That commentary focused on the plight of tens of thousands of Ethiopians who are sick and dying from drinking  the polluted waters of Lake Koka, […]

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Wikileaks: Eritrea innocent in kidnapping of Europeans

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Woyanne claims more military strike against Eritrea

EDITOR’S NOTE: The military phase of Woyanne’s campaign to topple Isaias Afwerki has started. Woyanne is being assisted by some Eritrean intelligence officers who want to remove Isaias and normalize relations with the Eritrean regime in Ethiopia that is led by Meles and Bereket. (Reuters) — “We’ve carried out further attacks on targets inside Eritrea. […]

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Ethiopia and Winds of war

By Yilma Bekele War is upon us again. War defines the Ethiopian Government. Since it came to power it has been at war with its citizens. No region or ethnic group has been spared from this infection. The regime is always at war with opposition politicians, journalists, publishers, intellectuals, and business people to mention a […]

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Ethiopian women held a conference in Washington DC

PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON DC — Ethiopian women from various ages and background met for a conference in Washington DC from March 9 to March 11, 2012. The conference participants came from various States of America as well as from Canada and Europe. The theme of the conference was “Empowering Ethiopian Women and Advancing Their Rights.” […]

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Woyanne to export 45,000 Ethiopian women to Saudi per month

This news is so shocking it is hard to believe. If it is true, it must be stopped at any cost. This is a wholesale enslavement of Ethiopian women, particularly those from the Amhara and Oromo ethnic groups. JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA (Saudi Gazette) – Ethiopia is facilitating procedures to send 45,000 maids to the Kingdom […]

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Ethiopians in DC mourn Alem Dechasa; meet Lebanese official

By Elias Kifle Concerned Ethiopians in the Washington DC Metro Area gathered in front of the Embassy of Lebanon Thursday to mourn Alem Dechasa, the Ethiopian girl who died after she was attacked and abducted outside the Ethiopian embassy in Beirut early this week. We also expressed our outrage over the killing of Alem and […]

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Eritrea: Zenawi deflecting attention from internal troubles

Ethiopia Military Aggression Diversionary Ploy, Says Eritrea By Peter Clotty | Voice of America (VOA) Eritrean Information Minister Ali Abdu said Ethiopia’s admission of its military attack is a calculated ploy to divert the international community’s attention from its continuous 10-year occupation of Eritrean territory. He expressed little surprise that Ethiopia embarked on what he […]

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Woyanne launches a military attack on Eritrea

By LUC VAN KEMENADE ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian Woyanne forces entered Eritrea on Thursday and carried out what a regime spokesman described as “a successful attack” against military posts. Shimeles Kemal said Ethiopia Woyanne launched the attack because Eritrea was training “subversive groups” that carried out attacks inside Ethiopia. Ethiopia Woyanne and Eritrea […]

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Ethiopians in DC to mourn, protest the killing of Alem Dechasa

What happened to our sister Alem Dechasa is a crime against all Ethiopian women. The horror and humiliation she suffered is unacceptable to any decent human being. To express our outrage over the crime committed against Alem and mourn her death, concerned Ethiopians in the Washington DC area will gather in front of the Lebanon […]

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The Ethiopian girl who was beaten by Lebanese men died

We are shocked and terribly sad to learn that the Ethiopian girl who we saw on a video over the weekend being attacked and kidnapped by Lebanese men in front of the Ethiopian embassy has died this morning. She was fighting for her life as she was beaten and dragged into a car. How can […]

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How to Disagree Without Being Disagreeable

Negotiating is bargaining for self interest, whereas dialoguing is satisfying the Others’ interests as well. To understand the Others, first we have to try and know them in their entirety, know their beliefs, their customs, their rites – which requires knowledge or a certain education… [read more]

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19 killed in Gambella, Ethiopia attack – govt. blames “unkown gunmen”

At least 19 people were killed and 8 wounded in a surprise attack on a bus.  Tensions have been on the rise in Gambella, Ethiopia.  There has been much anger at the government as people are evicted from their land that is being sold to wealthy foreigners.  The most recent killings took place as calls […]

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Delivering on Donald Payne’s Human Rights Legacy

Alemayehu G Mariam Donald Payne Was a Drum Major for Democracy and Human Rights Grassroots Ethiopian human rights groups and activists have been stunned by the death last week of  Donald Payne, our strongest ally and advocate in the U.S. Congress. His passing marks a major setback to the cause of freedom, democracy and human […]

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Lebanese man who brutalized the Ethiopian girl identified

Ali Mahfouz is the man seen in the video footage, abusing the Ethiopian worker; LBCI identified him through his plate number. Ali tried to justify his act by denying that he beat her; he stressed that the worker tried to commit suicide more than once and that he tried dealing with her humanely, but she […]

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Lebanese men kidnap Ethiopian woman in front of Ethiopian embassy

They drag the Ethiopian girl by the hair in broad daylight in front of the Ethiopian embassy on a major street full of people, throw her in a car and take off. This is a great shame on us Ethiopians more so than on the Lebanese thugs. We should ask ourselves, once a proud people, […]

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TPLF Inc. Survives on repression and not public trust

Aklog Birara, PhD Those of us who enjoy freedom from constant purges, harassment, intimidation and fear need to remind ourselves each day that the Ethiopian people continue to suffer from poor and repressive governance-induced hyperinflation, hunger and malnourishment that is legendary, growing unemployment that drives thousands out of the country each month, glaring wealth and […]

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Wikileaks: US knew but ignored abuses by Ethiopia’s Zenawi

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Donald Payne: A Farewell to a Human Rights Champion

Alemayehu G Mariam How does one say farewell to a great friend of Ethiopia and Africa? Representative Donald Payne, the dean of New Jersey’s House delegation and the first black congressman elected to represent New Jersey, died at age 77 from colon cancer on Tuesday. He was elected to 12 terms in the U.S. House […]

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The VALUES of Transformative Reconciliation

Reconciliation is about bringing people together to move them beyond the past through reestablishing trust and normalcy, forgiving each other, in a justifiable society where the previous belligerents would be able to coexist peacefully… [read more]

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Donald Payne, advocate for democracy in Ethiopia, dead at 77

African-American Congressman Donald Payne was a great friend of Ethiopia, a relentless advocate for democracy and a permanent thorn on the side of the Zenawi regime.  Ethiopians in the New York-New Jersey area and throughout the United States always knew they could count on Congressman Payne to speak up for democracy and human rights in […]

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Ethiopia: From Dictatorship to Democracy

Alemayehu G. Mariam Mahatma Gandhi first formulated the iron law of history for dictators: “There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall – think of it, always.”  Just in the past year we have seen Gandhi’s words come to pass as dictators fell […]

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TPLF to Al-Amoudi: give me cash, I will give you public property

MIDROC Thrives at Privatisation Tender: Al-Amoudi targets expansion of his companies’ presence in agricultural, mining sectors By Elleni Araya | Addis Fortune Companies under the umbrella of Mohammed International Development Research and Organisation Companies (MIDROC) Ethiopia and its affiliates appear to have thrived at the opening of a public tender to privatise close to eight […]

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Author Mammo Wudneh passed away

One of Ethiopia’s most prominent authors, Mamo Wudneh, has passed away today at the age of 81. He has been ill and hospitalized for the past few days. (Wikipedia) — Mammo Wudneh is a playwright, journalist and Former President of the Ethiopian Writers’ Association. Mammo Wudneh was orphaned during the Second Italo-Abyssinian War when the […]

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Tamagn Beyene speech at the Timret – OLF event in DC

Tamagn Beyene, Feb. 19, 2012, Washington DC

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TPLF Inc. and the ‘aid’ hurdle

Aklog Birara, PhD “Men’s hearts ought not to set against one another, but set with one another and all against evil today.” Thomas Carlyle Ethiopia is, potentially, one of the richest countries in the world. This is the reason why it is at the center of what I call “farmland colonization by invitation.” The country’s […]

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Petition for the ICC to investigate the Anuak Genocide in Ethiopia

The Solidarity Movement for New Ethiopia (SMNE), in conjunction with the Anuak Justice Council (AJC), has launched a petition drive to beseech the International Criminal Court (ICC) and ICC Prosecutor, Mr. Luis Moreno-Ocampo, to open an active investigation into the genocide of the Anuak people of the Gambella region in Ethiopia, which began on December […]

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Ethiopia as a waste disposal

By Yilma Bekele The embattled former tyrant president of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh is going to settle in Ethiopia. Ethiopia will be his home in exile. Ethiopia was not his first choice. He wanted to settle in Oman his neighbor on the West. The Sultan of Oman was not receptive to the idea. Ethiopia is […]

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