Monthly Archives: July 2012

Meles Zenawi’s house of card starts to unravel

A whisper campaign against Meles Zenawi, who disappeared 40 days ago, has started among members of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF/Woyanne) as many of them became convinced that he is dead or permanently incapacitated. Yesterday and today, the whisper among Woyannes targeted Meles Zenawi and his close associates as traitors who are agents of […]

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Meles Zenawi’s 21-year tyrannical rule comes to a screeching halt (Abebe Gellaw)

By Abebe Gellaw ESAT’s decision to report that Prime Minister Meles Zenawi is dead, according to reliable sources, has never been easy. It was two weeks ago that we received the news from highly credible sources in Brussels. Our sources that want to remain anonymous as they were not authorized to speak to the media […]

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Day 40: Where is dictator Meles Zenawi?

Today is the 40th day since Ethiopia’s khat junkie dictator Meles Zenawi has disappeared. ESAT has reported yesterday that its sources have confirmed his death. However, there is no official word from the ruling junta yet. The dictator’s absence is already causing the regime to start unraveling. Our sources in Addis Ababa today reported that […]

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ENTC to hold a town hall meeting in Washington DC – Aug. 5

The Washington DC chapter of recently formed Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) will hold a town hall meeting in Washington DC on Sunday, August 5, 2012, at 2:00 PM. Date/Time: Sunday, August 5, at 2:00 PM Place: Sheraton Address: 1201 K Street NW, Washington DC DC 20005 More info: etntc.org Email: [email protected]

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Ethiopians still looking for answers on Meles Zenawi (Tom Rhodes)

By Tom Rhodes| CPJ East Africa Consultant Since I published a blog last week on the lack of information about the health and whereabouts of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, readers have deluged it with comments (over 175 as of today), reflecting the pent-up interest in the premier’s status and deeply divided views of his […]

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Abune Philipos visits Ethiopian National Transitional Council’s office

Abune Philipos, a senior member of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church’s Holy Synod in exile, has visited Ethiopian National Transitional Council’s office in Washington DC on Saturday, July 28. During the official visit on behalf of the Holy Synod, Abune Philipos delivered a message from His Grace Abune Melketsedik, the Secretary of the Holy Synod, […]

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ESAT reports Meles Zenawi is dead

ESAT RADIO reports Meles Zenawi has died.

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18 people killed in southern Ethiopia following fierce fighting

(AlertNet) – At least 18 people have been killed in fierce fighting between the Borena and Garri communities over land in southern Ethiopia. The fighting forced 20,000 to flee to Kenya, the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) said on Monday. Fighting broke out last Thursday because of a dispute over the Ethiopian government’s decision to […]

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39th day: Where is Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi?

Today is the 39th day since head of the ruling tribal junta, Meles Zenawi, has disappeared from the public view. The TPLF leadership is expected to make a major announcement regarding the dictator’s disappearance in the next few days, Ethiopian Review sources in Addis Ababa said today. Until then, his condition remains top secret. Very […]

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Ethiopian Heritage Festival in DC attracts thousands

The Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America (EHSNA) held its 2nd annual festival in Washington DC at Georgetown University from June 27 – 29. The festival drew thousands of Ethiopians, American-Ethiopians and friends of Ethiopia. Some came from as far as Seattle, Atlanta, and Canada. The program was opened on Friday, June 27, by EHSNA […]

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Ethiopia in Constitutional Crises?

Alemayehu G Mariam In an interview I gave to the Voice of America Amharic program last week, I was asked to comment on the nature of constitutional succession in the event of death, disability, resignation, illness, incapacity or removal from power of the prime minster (PM) in Ethiopia. The answer I gave seems to have […]

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38th day since Ethiopia’s dictator disappeared

Today is the 38th day since Meles Zenawi, head of the ruling junta in Ethiopia disappeared from public view. The regime says he is taking break on doctors advise in an unnamed country after getting treatment for an unspecified illness, but many believe he is either dead or incapacitated. The central committee of the ruling […]

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Will Ethiopian crackdown stir Muslim backlash?

By William Davison | Christian Science Monitor July 27, 2012 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Peaceful protests continue in Addis Ababa this week among Muslims angry over what they see as Ethiopian government interference. The government sees foreign extremist threat. With arms raised and wrists crossed, silent Muslim worshippers surrounding the largest mosque in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s […]

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37th day: Where is Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi?

Today is the 37th day since Ethiopia’s brutal dictator Meles Zenawi disappeared. Only the top echelon of the ruling TPLF junta and some foreign governments know what happened to him. The people of Ethiopia, and even rank-and-file members of the ruling party, are in the dark. To make matters worse for the regime, the ruling […]

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Ethiopian Heritage or Hear Us Age

Our heritage is our 88 beautiful tribes who are bonded not by federalism but above all Ethiopiawinet:: by Teddy Fikre  dated: Friday, Juy 27th, 2012 Do you know the sound of age? It does not sound like tic, tic, tic; age is more like a tick that sucks the blood from your soul and leaves […]

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United Nations alarmed by intimidation of journalists in Ethiopia

[High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine] (UN News Center) — The top United Nations human rights official today said she is “seriously alarmed” by the current climate of intimidation against journalists and human rights defenders in Ethiopia due to an overly broad interpretation of laws concerning terrorism and civil society in […]

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36th day: No sign of the dictator; foreign leaders say he is dead

Today is the 36th day since Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi has disappeared from the public view. The ruling Woyanne tribal junta says Meles is recovering from a minor illness, but there is a growing belief that he is dead. A pilot who was flying top officials of a certain African country has informed Ethiopian Review […]

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Ethiopian cultural festival in DC opens Friday

Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America’s annual Ethiopian cultural festival will open Friday, July 26, 2012, at Georgetown University. Click here for more info. Opening Ceremony: Friday, July 27, 2012 at 5:00 PM Place: Georgetown University, 3700 O St NW, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20007 Welcome to the 2nd EHSNA Annual Celebration: by Dr. Shakespeare […]

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Honoring His Holiness Abune Melketsedik

Abune Melketsedik will be honored by the Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America this weekend at the annual Ethiopian festival for his life time contribution for the betterment of Ethiopia. By Yilma Bekele I have the good fortune of residing in Oakland, California where His Holiness Abune Melketsedek, Secretary of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in […]

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Where is Meles Zenawi? (Tom Rhodes, CPJ)

By Tom Rhodes | CPJ East Africa Consultant If you search for the name of Ethiopia’s prime minister, Meles Zenawi, on Twitter these days, you’ll see a flurry of incongruent postings: Meles is hospitalized in critical condition; he’s fine and returning to work; he died two weeks ago; he’s on holiday. Journalists for international news […]

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Amnesty protests beatings and abuse of Ethiopians Muslims

Ethiopia: Widespread violations feared in clampdown on Muslim protests AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT 25 July 2012 Ethiopia: Widespread violations feared in clampdown on Muslim protests Amnesty International is concerned over the fate of scores of Muslim protestors arrested in Ethiopia during July. The arrests took place in the context of ongoing protests against alleged government […]

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Power vacuum in post-Meles Zenawi Ethiopia

By Messay Kebede The trouble with tyranny and personalized power is that institutional mechanisms of power transfer do not work. In most cases, such mechanisms exist and are enshrined in written and exalted constitutions. Nonetheless, to the extent that tyranny and the exercise of arbitrary power irreparably tarnish them, institutions do not command any respect […]

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Ethiopian refugees thrown on Yemeni streets

Ahlam Mohsen (writer), Nicholas Linn (photographer) | Yemen Times Ethiopian refugees and asylum seekers demonstrated outside the Human Rights Ministry in Hadda on Monday morning, protesting excessive force used by Yemeni security forces to remove them from the country’s immigration prison the previous evening. According to the former prisoners, security forces forcibly removed them from […]

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35th day since Ethiopia’s dictator has been missing

Except for very few individuals in the ruling TPLF junta, no body knows exactly where Ethiopia’s khat-addicted dictator currently is. Today is the 35th day since he disappeared from the public view. Rumor is surfacing again this morning that he — or his dead body — is hiding or placed in a refrigerator at Berhane […]

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Missing Ethiopian man in Philadelphia found on I-95 Freeway

By Bonnie Cook | philly.com (Philadelphia) — An Ethiopian man who had become separated from family members Monday during a visit to Center City was found safe by police wandering along the northbound lanes of Rte. I-95. A Pennsylvania State Trooper on routine patrol found KifleYohanesse Tessema, 62, walking along the highway at 7 a.m. […]

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TPLF leadership holds meetings under extremely tight security

While the Woyanne propaganda machine is sending out conflicting information about dictator Meles Zenawi’s condition, there has been a series of meetings in Addis Ababa at Arat Kilo over the past five days involving Central Committee members of the ruling Tigrean People Liberation Front (TPLF). Bereket Simon, Hailemariam Desalegn and other non-Tigrean members of the […]

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34th day since Ethiopia’s dictator disappeared

Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi’s last public appearance was 34 days ago on June 21. At that time he looked terribly sick and when Ethiopian Review and other media reported about his illness, the Woyanne junta propaganda machinery vigorously disputed the report. Two weeks later, the junta’s liar-in-chief Bereket Simon was forced to admit the dictator’s […]

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Can the Ethiopian change his skin or leopard its spots?

By Yilma Bekele Is Meles Zenawi dead or alive has become the burning question of the day. It is sad even in death or near death the tyrant does not get any respect. You would think after dominating the Ethiopian scene for over twenty years the individual is entitled to some love. I am afraid […]

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Ethiopian man visiting Philadelphia is missing – police asking your help

(CBS) – Towamencin Township police in Pennsylvania are searching for a 62-year old Ethiopian man who was separated from his family in Philadelphia. Kifleyohanesse Tessema was visiting family. Authorities report that the family traveled to Philadelphia from Towamencin Township on SEPTA’s regional railway on June 23, 2012. At about 10 a.m., the family became separated […]

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President of Ghana John Atta Mills died

Ethiopian Review extends condolences to the family of President Mills and the people of Ghana. President John Atta Mills was seating next to Meles Zenawi last May in Washington DC when Ethiopian journalist Abebe Gelaw gave Meles a heart attack. The difference between President Mills and Dictator Zenawi is that Mills is a democratically elected […]

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33 days since Ethiopia’s drug junkie dictator disappeared

[The above photo is a simulation] It’s been 33 days now since Ethiopia’s khat-addicted dictator Meles Zenawi disappeared from the public view. There are strong indications that he has expired, but the ruling Woyanne junta insists that he is alive and recovering from a minor illness. If the regime is telling the truth, why did […]

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Joint Communiqué of ALEJE and OLF

July 21, 2012 It is to be noted that the alliance of the Ethiopian opposition political forces has been the persistent demand of the Ethiopian people ever since the TPLF dictatorial regime of the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) has ascended to power some 21 years ago. Thus far, this important but very demanding effort […]

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Terrorizing Ethiopians in the name of counter-terrorism

By Jillian C. York | EFF Last week, EFF was dismayed to learn that Ethiopian journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega had been sentenced to eighteen years in prison under a sweeping and overbroad Anti-Terrorism Proclamation.  More than one hundred other Ethiopians, including nine journalists, have been sentenced under the vague law.  In December 2011, two […]

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ENTC requests diplomatic relations with Australian government

PRESS RELEASE 23 JULY 2012 ENTC requests diplomatic relations with Australian government The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has sent a communique to Mr. Bob Carr, Foreign Affairs Minister of Australia, requesting a diplomatic recognition. The letter was submitted to Mr. Carr by ENTC’s diplomatic representative in Australia, Ms. Minisha Girma. The letter Ms. Minisha […]

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Ethiopian newspaper blocked on “grounds of national security”

(CPJ) — Ethiopian authorities blocked the publication of a prominent independent newspaper over the weekend in connection with its stories on the health of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, according to local journalists. The state-run printing company Barhanena Selam told the weekly Feteh on early Sunday morning that the government had ordered that week’s edition of […]

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Dreams of an Ethiopia in Peace

President Nelson Mandela turned 94 on July 18, 2012. May he live long with gladness and good health! All who love and revere President Mandela call him Madiba. He is the ultimate symbol of human love, hope,  courage, charity, endurance, patience and perseverance. He is the personification of good will, tolerance, generosity, forgiveness and reconciliation. […]

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Ethiopian Review on a backup system

We have activated Ethiopian Review’s backup site because the current high volume of traffic, on top of the DoS attack by the Woyanne thugs, is causing the main server to crash repeatedly. We have multiple backup (mirror) sites to make sure that Ethiopian Review is online with minimum interruption. We appreciate the concerns many of […]

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From an Ethiopian Muslim to Ethiopian Christians

By Bilal Mohammed By now most of you have most probably heard of the peaceful questions that we Ethiopian Muslims are raising. In simple terms we are asking for independent religious representatives (known us Mejlis) to be elect by us in the mosques . The seventeen committee members elected as representatives in this quest have […]

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Shocking beatings of Ethiopian Muslims by TPLF goons (video)

The Woyanne junta security forces on Saturday savagely attacked unarmed peaceful Ethiopian Muslims who were protesting the regime’s intervention in their religion. Watch the video below:

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Woyanne police clash with Ethiopian Muslim protesters (Reuters)

(Reuters) – Ethiopian Woyanne junta police clashed on Saturday with scores of Muslims protesters complaining that the state is interfering in their religion, witnesses and officials said. The protesters, some wearing masks, blocked the entrance of the Anwar Mosque in the west of the capital Addis Ababa and hurled stones at riot police who had […]

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Eyewitness account of savage beatings in Addis Ababa

An eyewitness tells Ethiopian Review about the savage beatings of Ethiopian Muslims in Addis Ababa today. July 21, 10 AM PM EST The Woyanne junta security forces are savagely beating and rounding up young Muslims in the streets of Addis Ababa. Muslim leaders are also being rounded up. Anwar Mosque is under siege.  Shops are […]

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Azeb Mesfin arrives in Rome; Sebhat Nega back on the TPLF saddle

Ethiopian Review has received information that Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi’s wife, Azeb Mesfin, went to Rome, Italy, last night. Two days ago, we had reported that she received an Italian visa. It is believed that Azeb left the country to escape from Sebhat Nega whom she forced out of the ruling party’s top leadership in […]

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ENTC seeks diplomatic recognition from the U.S. government

PRESS RELEASE 20 JULY 2012 Ethiopian National Transitional Council asks for diplomatic recognition from the U.S. government The newly formed Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has submitted a formal letter to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton requesting a de jure diplomatic recognition from the U.S. Government. The letter was submitted to Secretary Clinton by […]

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Woyanne arrests Muslim leaders ahead of Friday prayer

The Woyanne junta has been arresting Ethiopian Muslims leaders ahead of the Friday prayer today. The detainees yesterday include Imam Sayd Ali… state tuned for more updates [Some of the detained Ethiopian Muslim leaders]

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Tyranny can also Change into Tyranny

The collapse of a tyrant is not a time for a reduction in vigilance. Even in the event of a successful disintegration of the dictatorship, careful precautions must be taken to prevent the rise of a new oppressive regime out of the confusion… [read more]

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Meles Zenawi is said to be dead – multiple sources

An Ethiopian Airlines employee, who wants to remain anonymous, informed Ethiopian Review this afternoon that Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi has died 4 days ago. But according to our sources, his bodyguards are still at St. Luc Hospital in Belgium. If Meles is dead, what are they doing in Belgium? Is it a diversionary tactic? When […]

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Western money keeps Ethiopians poor, oppressed

Donor Dollars aiding political repression in Ethiopia By Graham Peebles | mwcnews.net July 16, 2012 An ideological poison is polluting all life within Ethiopia, flowing into every area of civil society. Local governance, urban and rural neighbourhoods, farming, education and the judiciary all are washed in Revolutionary Democracy’, the doctrine of the ruling party. Human […]

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Meles Ashebari Zenawi and death

By Yilma Bekele It has been two weeks now since our conversation has been revolving around the dictator. We know for sure he is not well but beyond that no one has come up with any credible explanation for his absence. Rumors, counter rumors, news updates, breaking news have become so ubiquitous Meles Ashebari Zenawi […]

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Meles Zenawi “may not survive” — The UK Telegraph

Meles Zenawi, the Ethiopian prime minister, is in a “critical” condition in hospital in Brussels and may not survive, according to diplomatic sources. ByAislinn Laing, Johannesburg and Bruno Waterfield in Brussels | The Telegraph The 57-year-old premier dictator has not been seen publicly for several weeks and missed a crunch African Union summit his country […]

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Berhane GebreKristos becomes the de facto TPLF chief

The top leadership of the ruling Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) is honoring, for now, Meles Zenawi’s wish to select Berhane GebreKristos as the next party chief and prime minister, Ethiopian Review Intelligence Unit sources reported today. However, the appointment of Berhane, who is a close personal friend of Meles and currently Foreign Minister of […]

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Desperate Times for Woyanne

By Selam Beyene By all indications, these are desperate times for Zenawi and his corrupt and crumbling regime. An evil dictatorship that is founded upon an ideology of ethnic hatred, cronyism, repression, lies, and corruption is unraveling faster than even the most positive predictions have hoped for. For pro-democracy forces, there has never been a […]

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Ethiopian opposition must unite to be an alternative to EPRDF rule

By David Steinman News of Meles’ illness highlights the general unreadiness of the opposition to assume power upon his departure. Presently, the most likely scenario that would unfold upon Meles’ death or resignation would be his replacement by a Tigrayan EPRDF successor, with the military enforcing this unpopular choice. When this happens, tragically, due to […]

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Ethiopian dictator’s life in danger – BBC

(BBC) — Ethiopia’s government The Woyanne junta in Ethiopia has denied Prime Minister dictator Meles Zenawi is critically ill but says he has been in hospital. “He is not in a critical state. He is in good condition,” spokesman Bereket Simon told the AFP news agency. A spokesperson for the Ethiopian embassy in London told […]

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TPLF to unleash massive violence against Muslims: SMNE

Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE) Calls on TPLF/EPRDF to Halt Plans for Massive Arrests and Crackdown on Muslim Leaders Following AU Meeting SMNE Condemns Killings, Arrests and TPLF/EPRDF Inference in Religious Freedom; Calling Ethiopian Leaders and Public to Stand Together  July 18, 2012 Religious leaders, political leaders, international donors, the African Union and […]

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Meles Zenawi in critical condition – diplomatic sources

Agence France Presse (AFP) confirms Ethiopian Review’s report on Meles Zenawi’s health from several diplomatic sources. BRUSSELS (AFP) – Ethiopian Prime Minister khat-addicted dictator Meles Zenawi was in a Brussels hospital in a “critical” state Wednesday, several diplomatic sources told AFP, but the Ethiopian government Woyanne regime denied he was unwell. “He is in a […]

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Woyanne cancels Press conference on Meles Zenawi’s health

The press conference on the health of Ethiopia’s dictator that was scheduled today by the Woyanne junta has been canceled, but AFP has has been able to confirm from from several diplomats that the dictator is gravely ill. BRUSSELS (AF) — Ethiopian Prime Minister dictator Meles Zenawi was in a Brussels hospital in a “critical” […]

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Ethiopia at Crossroads: What has to be done

By Neamin Zeleke News of Meles Zenawi’s deteriorating health offer an opportunity for reflection on his legacy and preparation for the day after his eventual demise. Whether Meles Zenawi passes away in the coming days or at some times in the future, we need to grapple with some serious vexing questions on where we are […]

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Treatment takes its toll on Meles Zenawi’s body

Ethiopian Review sources reported that Ethiopia’s khat-addicted dictator Meles Zenawi is too weak to receive further medical treatment. Our sources said he is in Belgium, but may return to Ethiopia any time. Several of his body guards have been observed at the hospital on Monday. Western diplomats today have confirmed Ethiopian Review’s report that Meles […]

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Zenawi’s Police State: The Economist

Ethiopia and human rights Jailed for doing his job The Economist July 17, 2012 ETHIOPIA’S prime minister, Meles Zenawi, likes to present himself to the world as a peacemaker and a paragon of development. At a recent summit of African leaders in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, which is also the headquarters of the African Union, he […]

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Petition filed with the U.N. on behalf of Eskinder Nega

FREEDOM NOW FILES PETITION TO UNITED NATIONS ON BEHALF OF ESKINDER NEGA TO OBTAIN OPINION THAT HIS ONGOING DETENTION VIOLATES INTERNATIONAL LAW Washington, D.C.: Today, Freedom Now filed a petition on behalf of jailed Ethiopian journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega with the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. Freedom Now seeks a legal opinion from […]

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Ethiopia’s dictatorship shaken up by massive Muslim protests

By Simon Allison | The Daily Maverick Hundreds of thousands of irate Ethiopian Muslims took to the streets of Addis Ababa this weekend – Africa’s biggest protests since Tahrir Square. They want the government to stop meddling in their religious affairs, and acknowledge that Muslims can’t remain a marginalised minority. Ethiopia’s Christian-led government better make […]

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ENTC press release on Meles Zenawi’s condition

ENTC PRESS RELEASE Due to the pressure that the Ethiopian National Transitional Council exerted on the regime to come out with the truth, within 24 hours, the Deputy Prime Minster came out and admitted that Meles Zenawi has been sick. The regime has been blatantly denying this fact for several weeks and even now it […]

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Hailemariam Desalegn confirms Meles Zenawi’s illness

By William Davison | Bloomberg Ethiopia’s government ruling junta said that Prime Minister khat-addicted dictator Meles Zenawi is ill after he failed to attend an African Union summit, and an opposition group reported he may have died in a European hospital. “There is no serious illness at all. It’s minor only,” Deputy Prime Minister Hailemariam […]

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Azeb Mesfin banned from leaving Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Review Intelligence Unit has learned that Meles Zenaw’s daughter Semhal Meles, who was in Washington DC during the Summer, has gone back to Ethiopia yesterday. According to our source, many of Meles Zenawi’s close relatives and friends have been informed on Sunday afternoon that the dictator’s illness is terminal. We also have been […]

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Ethiopia’s dictator in a coma

Reliable sources have informed Ethiopian Review that Ethiopia’s long time dictator Meles Zenawi is in a coma and may have died earlier today. Meles was transported to Belgium 3 days ago and has been receiving treatment at Saint-Luc University Hospital in Brussels. Tonight, Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has reported that sources close to the […]

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Ethiopia: Unfree to Speak or Write?

Alemayehu G Mariam Free to Speak To paraphrase an old expression, “There are two things that are quintessentially important in any society. The first is free speech and I can’t remember the second one.” Free speech is the bedrock of all human freedoms. In my view, the value a society gives to freedom of expression […]

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OPDO prevented a bloody clash between Muslims and Woyanne

The Oromo People’s Democratic Organization (OPDO), one of the Woyanne puppets groups in the ruling tribal junta, has intervened to stop a potentially bloody clash between Ethiopian Muslims and Woyanne security forces today in Addis Ababa, according to Ethiopian Review Intelligence Unit sources. The Woyanne junta had given stern warnings to the Ethiopian Muslims to […]

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Is Aiga Forum writing Meles’ obituary?

Bye, Bye Meles? July 15, 2012 Aiga Forum, the website closely associated with Ethiopia’s intelligence services, just posted an emotional, tear-soaked, braggadocio-filled piece that appears to be the obituary of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. The article titled “Meles ad Infinitum” was penned by someone using the pseudonym “Aesop.”  Aesop, incidentally, is the same author […]

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Is national dialogue the answer? Obang Metho

Ethiopia in Danger! Is There a Way Out Without Our Mutual Destruction? By Obang Metho | Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia A bumblebee, if dropped into an open tumbler, will be there until it dies, unless it is taken out. It never sees the means of escape at the top, but persists in trying […]

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Inshalla Ethiopia? Sharia Law in Ethiopia? Is Meles Right After All?

What kind of people worship a God that would lay waste to a people and refuses to forgive people who do evil things? by Teddy Fikre  dated: Sunday, July 15th, 2012 “If a man still prophesies, his parents, father and mother, shall say to him, “You shall not live, because you have spoken a lie […]

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Ethiopia’s dictator a no-show at African Union summit – AP

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (Associated Press) — Ethiopia’s longtime ruler and most powerful figure, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, is not attending an African Union summit that opened Sunday in Ethiopia, which further fueled speculation that he might be seriously ill. About three dozen African heads of state and government gathered in Addis Ababa on Sunday, but […]

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Woyanne fails to stop Muslim unity gathering in Addis Ababa

Despite the ruling Woyanne junta’s grave warning, tens of thousands of Ethiopian Muslims gathered in Addis Ababa today in what they called “Sadaqa and Unity Program.” The unity gathering took place at the Anwar Mosque in Addis Ababa without any major incident. The reason that there was no violent confrontation today is because the Woyanne […]

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Ethiopian Review server under DDoS attack

Ethiopian Review’s server was once again under DDoS attack this morning and both the main and backup server crashed several times. It took us longer time to bring the site back online because the attack was coming from servers in multiple countries. We will keep monitoring the situation closely. We appreciate the emails and phone […]

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ENTC press release on the massacre of Muslims in Addis Ababa

Ethiopian National Transitional Council Press Release The dictatorship in Ethiopia must be held accountable for its atrocities against Ethiopian Muslims On Friday, July 13, Meles Zenawi’s dictatorship in Ethiopia launched a bloody crackdown against peaceful Muslim worshippers who gathered at Awolia Mosque in Addis Ababa. The security forces opened fire on the unarmed Muslims causing […]

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Ethiopian Muslim leaders consider general strike

Tens of thousands of Ethiopian Muslims forced Woyanne security forces to retreat after a violent confrontation broke out Friday evening. It is reported that earlier Friday, the Woyanne Federal police used teargas to try to disperse Muslims who were gathering at the Awolia Mosque, and when that failed, they opened fire directly at the crowd […]

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Woyanne Federal police open fire on Muslim worshipers

UPDATE There is no light in several parts of Addis Ababa right now. Anwar area in Merkato is filled with tens of thousands of people. Federal Police started to retreat after being overwhelmed by defiant crowd. UPDATE: Woyanne Federal police forcibly entered Awolia Mosque and arrested some individuals. People are in the streets facing live […]

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Meles Zenawi, Corruption, Blood Money, and USAID

We ask you as Ethiopians and Americans please stop supporting tyranny in Ethiopia and corruption in America by Ethiopians. by Teddy Fikre  dated: Friday, July 13th, 2012 September 11th did not occur on September 11th 2001.  Rather, the day of monumental mourning and the death of thousands of Americans was decades in the making.  September […]

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TPLF and Addis Abeba

By Yilma Bekele Dictator Meles Zenawi has not been seen for over three weeks or so. We know he is not in good health after we saw his picture with the Chinese Prime Minister in Mexico. Some are claiming we did Photoshop on his picture to make him look sicker than what he was. As […]

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The Danger of EXTERNAL “saviors” for INTERNAL ‘problems’

The guidance provided by outsiders can on occasion be primarily motivated by the desire to achieve the objectives of the outside group giving the advice, instead of the objectives of the population facing the oppression. At times, asking outsiders for guidance on what resisters should do can even result in a loss of control of […]

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Saudi police drag Ethiopian woman as she cries for help (video)

Another Ethiopian woman was video-tapped as she cries for help when Saudi Arabia police dragged and forced her into a police van. We don’t know the identity and fate of the woman yet, but her case seems to be similar to that of Alem Dechassa.

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USA-EU’s strange pact with Ethiopia’s dictator (New York Times)

By TOBIAS HAGMANN | New York Times BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — Next time I travel to Ethiopia, I may be arrested as a terrorist. Why? Because I have published articles about Ethiopian politics. I wrote a policy report on Ethiopia’s difficulties with federalism. I gave a talk in which I questioned Ethiopia’s May 2010 elections, in […]

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Makeda Debebe: The One in AESA One

Makeda it seems is one of the tiny majorities of Habeshas who actually embraces and lives out the meaning of her first name:: by Teddy Fikre  dated: Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 In times of war, it is vital to understand that all on the other side are not evil and some are taking part and […]

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Rumors about Meles Zenawi’s health engulf Addis

The health and whereabouts of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi have become a subject of  much speculation.  The situation appears to border on panic, especially among regime loyalists. Addis Fortune, an otherwise compliant pro-government  business publication chimes in with its own concerns. Addis Fortune, July 8, 2012 Not surprisingly, and for obvious reasons, the health […]

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TPLF’s anti-Muslim campaign (analysis)

Former TPLF regime official Abdellah Adem Teki provides an in-depth analysis on why dictator Meles Zenawi has launched an anti-Muslim campaign in Ethiopia. [Read here: Amharic – PDF]

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AESA One: Ye Dem Genzeb Men Geza?

You can sleep with the pharaoh or you can stand for the people—I will not let you do both! by Teddy (revolutionary) Fikre  dated: Monday, July 9th, 2012 It is done!  A war I started a week ago has been complete and I am now standing on top of a smoldering ash that is AESA […]

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Ethiopia in BondAid?

Alemayehu G. Mariam “Bondage” is the state of being bound by or subjected to some external power or control. When people are bound by debt, they are in “debt bondage”. When they are held in involuntary servitude, they are in “bondage slavery”. Before much of Africa became “independent” in the 1960s, Africans were held under […]

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Dictator Meles Zenawi receives treatment for blood cancer

Ethiopia’s khat-addicted dictator Meles Zenawi has been diagnosed with blood cancer and is receiving treatment at a Belgium hospital, according to Ethiopian Review Intelligence Unit sources. Berhane Gebrekiristos and Teodros Adhanom, both close confidants of Meles Zenawi and senior members of the ruling party Woyanne, are currently functioning as acting prime-ministers. ESAT has reported that […]

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Mahamoud Ahmed brings down the house in Dallas

Ethiopian culture and music icon Mahamoud Ahmed and another Ethiopian music legend Tsehaye Yohannes were among some of the many artistes who participated in the Ethiopian Sports Federation North America’s (ESFNA) Ethiopian Day program Friday night in Dallas. The video below shows Mahamoud Ahmed playing “Ethiopia Hagerachin” (Ethiopia our country) to the mostly young crowd.

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Meles Zenawi and his health

Ethiopia, Ato Meles and his health. By Yilma Bekele Ato Meles Zenawi, Chairman of Tigrai People Liberation Front (TPLF) and Prime Minster of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is not in good health. I became aware of that fact after watching the video of a news clip made during his meeting with the President […]

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Al Amoudi’s Woyanne festival update (video)

UPDATE (6 July 2012, 04:00 PM EST): Today was promoted to be the biggest day in the week-long AESAONE festival in Washington DC that is funded by the beggar Woyanne junta in Ethiopia. As the video below shows, the very few people who went to the 45,000-seat RFK Stadium, were hiding themselves in shame as […]

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Feeding Ethiopia to Lyons

Feeding Ethiopia to Lyons Challenge duplicity where you see it and speak up against people like Professor Lyons who stand in league with tyrants and pygmy dictators like Meles Zenawi. by Teddy Fikre  dated: Friday, July 6th, 2012 Colonialism.  Did you really think it disappeared a half century ago? Did you really think that Ethiopia […]

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Jeezy performs at Al Amoudi festival

Jeezy is one of the the well-known American rappers who are paid close to a million dollars to perform at AESAONE event in Washington DC this week. The event, that is fully funded by Al Amoudi and the Woyanne junta in Ethiopia, promoted AESAONE as an Ethiopian cultural and sports group, but read below what […]

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ENTC official press release

The newly established Ethiopian National Transitional Council issued its first official press release. See below [Amharic – PDF]:

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Brave Ethiopians kicked out Woyanne delegates from Australia (video)

To all patriotic Ethiopians in Australia: Bravo! You made us proud.

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Only 100 people attended Al Amoudi’s festival – Washington Post

The guests of honor at the RFK tournament are members of the 1962 Ethiopian national soccer team, the country’s only team to win the Africa Cup of Nations. When four of them took their seats Sunday before the opening ceremonies, people applauded and crowded around them to take pictures. But attendance was sparse, with fewer […]

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Self Empowerment for SELF-Liberation

Care is needed in recommending action when people feel helpless. If at this stage people are nevertheless prodded into public opposition beyond their capacity, their predictable defeat will prove to them that their weakness is even greater than they had realized. It will be a long time before they are able to act again. However, […]

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Ethiopian National Transitional Council has been formed

Following a 3-day intense discussion, the Dallas conference has formed “Ethiopian National Transitional Council” (ENTC) on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012. The conference decided that the primary goal of ENTC is to prepare conditions for creating an all-inclusive Ethiopian Transitional Government that will replace the Woyanne ethnic-apartheid junta. ENTC is composed of representatives of patriotic Ethiopians […]

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The plight of Ethiopian Women in the Middle East

Migrant Nightmares: Ethiopian Domestic Workers in the Gulf By Graham Peebles | Dissidentvoice.org July 3, 2012 Employment opportunities in Ethiopia are scarce, particularly for young women with only a basic education from rural areas where 85% of the population live. Many travel to the towns and cities in search of work, only to discover a […]

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Paradigm Shift: TPLF Intimidation No More

The time has come for an Adwa Spring, what started with a joke of a soccer tournament come cultural sham has transformed into something bigger:: by Teddy Fikre  dated: Tuesday, July 2nd, 2012 Do you feel that? Feel what you ask. That shaking, the tremble below your feet as the upper crust of society suddenly […]

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ESFNA Dallas 2012 opening ceremony (video)

The climax of Ethiopian Sports Federation North America’s opening ceremony on Sunday, July 1st. Watch the video below? The event will continue until Saturday. Click here for schedules and more info.

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