Monthly Archives: August 2012

Ethiopians in Houston prepare to confront Meles cry-fest participants

Brave Ethiopians in Houston, Texas, prepare to confront supporters of the late dictator Meles Zenawi at a mass crying festival they have organized for Saturday (see more details here). The following paper has been distributed throughout Houston today by patriotic Ethiopians. Bravo Houston! [Click to enlarge]

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Zambia court sentenced 11 Ethiopians to 15 years in jail for illegal entering the country

EDITOR’S NOTE: Why are these Ethiopians fleeing the paradise in their own country that was created by the great leader Meles Zenawi, the Moses of Ethiopia? (Times of Zambia) — ELEVEN Ethiopians have been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment each with hard labor after they pleaded guilty to the offence of entering Zambia illegally. The […]

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US federal agents arrested Ethiopian immigrant suspected of torturing political prisoners

EDITOR’S NOTE: It is good that U.S. authorities have arrested the torture suspect, but they are being hypocritical. In fact, the U.S. foreign policy on Ethiopia promotes gross human rights violations such as torture. Just this week, the U.S. Government sends a delegation to participate in the burial ceremony to a mass murderer in Ethiopia. […]

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Addis Ababa donkeys mourn the late Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi

A large group of donkeys residing in Addis Ababa went to the National Palace to pay respect to the late Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi, according to ETV. On a serious note, the donkeys are better than all the people pigs who cried for the genocidal dictator who has been looting Ethiopia and terrorizing its people […]

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VOA listeners opinion on TPLF mass hysteria (must listen)

VOA exposes how people through out Ethiopia are being forced to cry for the late Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi. This program pulverizes the past 10 days of all out propaganda campaign that has been waged by the TPLF junta. The desperate junta is trying to take a political profit out of the late dictator’s sudden […]

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BOYCOTT Ethiopian Airlines – NO RIGHTS? NO FLIGHTS!

Airline boycott has a storied past in South Africa as part of a broader consumer boycott by activists standing against state repression. These activists who called for a free and democratic South Africa understood that, if one is serious about human rights and democracy, then every nonviolent resistance, including economic boycott, must be waged. For […]

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Sudan agreed to accommodate Egyptian commandos to destroy Nile dam – Wikileaks

The latest release by Wikileaks has the following: ATTRIBUTION: STRATFOR sources SOURCE DESCRIPTION: Egyptian diplomatic source SOURCE HANDLER: Reva Follow-up to insight on Egypt asking Sudan to station commandos in Sudan for ‘worst case’ scenario on the Nile issue: Sudanese president Umar al-Bashir has agreed to allow the Egyptians to build an a small airbase […]

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TPLF mass hysteria arrives in North America

This coming Saturday, supporters of the Woyanne junta in Toronto, Winnipeg, Canada and Houston, Texas are organizing a cry-fest for the late Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi who died over a month ago. This is a good opportunity for patriotic Ethiopians in these cities to show how much the deceased dictator is hated. Toronto is on […]

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Mekele residents are told CIA killed Meles Zenawi

The ruling junta in Ethiopia has been spreading rumor in Tigray, its base of power, that the CIA is responsible for the death of the late Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi. To verify the information, we have called several residents in Mekele and some of them were willing to speak with us. The following is a […]

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100,000 children live in the streets of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Children living on the rough streets of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capitol, describe their days and nights of struggle. To better understand the mentality that keeps the children from seeking help, we speak with Dr. Minas Hiruy, the director of a local ch…

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Why are they making us cry?

By Yilma Bekele The Ethiopian people have been told to show grief regarding the death of Meles Zenawi. This is sadness by government decree and it is not unique to us. We just witnessed it happen in North Korea but it always is a little strange when what you feared happen to you. There is […]

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Discussion on Ethiopian Review investigation of Al Amoudi’s disappearance

Some Ethiopian Review readers expressed concerned that our report on Al Amoudi’s disappearance might have been contaminated by a Woyanne disinformation campaign. As we reported earlier, it appears the billionaire and business partner of the late Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi is alive. We don’t believe that we have been purposely misinformed by Woyanne. In fact, […]

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Al Amoudi is alive (video)

Billionaire Mohammed Al Amoudi appears to be alive — and well enough to continue looting and plundering Ethiopia. The following video was recorded by Bereket Simon’s rat named Ben at Bole Airport today.

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Al Amoudi upate

Ethiopia First website editor named Ben claims that he saw Al Amoudi today at Bole Airport and presented the photo below as evidence. Ben is Bereket Simon’s apprentice, so it is hard to believe any thing that comes from him. He has been swearing that Meles Zenawi was on vacation and will return before Ethiopian […]

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Addis Ababa abuzz over the news of Al Amoudi’s death/disappearance

Here is what we have been able to gather so far: 1. The biggest news in Addis Ababa and other cities in Ethiopia yesterday and today has been the reported death/disappearance of Ethiopian-Saudi Billionaire Mohammed Al Amoudi, even though the news has not be confirmed yet. The number of people visiting Meles’s body at the […]

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Woyanne mass hyteria spreads to North America – (video)

A disgusting scene at a Tigrean Church in Seattle, USA. They are crying for the late Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi.

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Now it is children’s turn

The picture says it all.

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BBC: Meles Zenawi’s atrocities in Ethiopia

BBC and Newsnight have released an investigative report that exposes crimes against humanity by the U.S.-financed brutal dictatorship in Ethiopia. – Sept 2011

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From the cold case files: Where is the coffee?

One of the most astonishing legacy of Meles Zenawi as the dictator who ruled Ethiopia for the past 21 years is the wholesale looting of the country by him and his TPLF junta. The most egregious example of the looting is the disappearance of 20,000,000 pounds of coffee without a trace. The fact that his […]

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Ethiopian tour operators ordered to display photographs of late dictator Meles Zenawi (photo)

The TPLF junta has ordered all tour operators in Ethiopia to display photographs of the late dictator Meles Zenawi on their cars. See the photo below.

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Bereket Simon office denies Al Amoudi is dead

Ethiopian Review editor has called Bereket Simon’s office this morning to verify if the TPLF regime propaganda minister knows whether Ethiopian-Saudi billionaire Al Amoudi is dead. His assistant refused to connect us to Bereket but denied the report. Click here to listen here.

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BREAKING NEWS: Al Amoudi is dead

Ethio-Saudi billionaire Ato Mohamed Al Amoudi, one of the late dictator Meles Zenawi’s closest friends, has died today in Saudi Arabia after receiving medical treatment in London, Ethiopian Review Intelligence Unit sources reported this afternoon. Ethiopian Review could not confirm this breaking news from more than one source, but the source is credible enough for […]

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Derartu cries for the tyrant who made Ethiopian prisons speak Oromiffa – Ethiopia

Derartu Tulu looks more believable than Azeb Mesfin. But she is mourning the death of a tyrant who made Ethiopian prison speak Oromiffa.  

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A Farewell to Meles Zenawi

By Alemayehu G.Mariam For over two hundred seventy five weeks, without missing a single week, I have written long expository commentaries on the deeds and misdeeds of the man who has been at the helm of power in Ethiopia for over two decades. Meles Zenawi has now passed on. The cause of his death remains […]

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Seyoum Mesfin, Sufian Ahmed and Indrias Eshete critically ill

UPDATE: A local newspaper is reporting that Prof Indrias Eshete is dead. Read here. Acting head of the ruling TPLF junta in Ethiopia, Seyoum Mesfin, Finance Minister Sufian Ahmed and former Addis Ababa University President Indrias Eshete are critically ill, according to an Ethiopian Review correspondent in Addis Ababa. Both Seyoum Mesfin and Indrias Eshete […]

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The Misguided Drama of TPLF Diehards

Selam Beyene, PhD Without regard to the opportunity presented by the death of the late autocrat Meles Zenawi to initiate dialogue, atone for the crimes committed by the ethnic-based regime, and reach out to the vast majority of the Ethiopian people they have disfranchised, impoverished and subjected to untold levels of oppression and misery in […]

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Addis Ababa homeless say goodbye to the fallen dictator (video)

Some of the 1 million homeless people in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa went to the National Palace to bid farewell to Meles Zenawi and express their appreciation for every thing he did for them. The homeless people seemed to be genuinely grief-stricken because now there is no one to take care of them ?#$*&?^$*?. They […]

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Ethiopian Review expanding its information infrastructure inside Ethiopia

Dear Ethiopian Review reader: This week we are launching a regular monthly fund raising campaign to help us meet our 2012 budget goals. One week every month until the end of 2012 we will conduct an online fund raising. With the help of our sponsors, Ethiopian Review’s web site has been able to withstand constant […]

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Gondar University staff ordered to attend Meles Zenawi funeral (photo)

Gondar University president Dr Mengesha Admassu ordered all employees to wear dark cloth and attend a memorial service for the dead dictator Meles Zenawi. Fearing opposition activity, the university excluded students from the invitation. See below the letter that was sent out to all Gondar University employees. The madness continues.

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Addis Ababa hospital patients dragged out of bed to visit Meles Zenawi’s body (video)

This is unbelievable! Even the North Koreans have not thought about dragging people out of hospitals to cry when they organized a mass hysteria last year following the death of their ‘beloved’ leader Kim Jong II. This is indeed the worst time in Ethiopian history. A once proud nation that was led by dignified leaders […]

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This could be the fate of the TPLF junta (video)

The people of Romania were subjected to one of the most brutal dictatorship in the world for so many years, almost as brutal as what we have now in Ethiopia. One day in 1989, Romanians said enough in unison and overnight the dictator and his wife were gone. They were shot dead by their own […]

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Bereket Simon forcing Teddy Afro to sing for Meles Zenawi

Woyanne propaganda chief Bereket Simon, aka Addis Bob, sent his goons to pressure popular Ethiopian singer Teddy Afro to sing a song in memory of the deceased dictator Meles Zenawi, Ethiopian Review has learned. Teddy has two choices: 1. Sing praises of the genocidal dictator and stay safe for now, but be hated for ever […]

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TPLF junta orders Addis Ababa residents to set up tents for Meles Zenawi funeral

The TPLF junta is pushing its fake grief over the death of the late khat-addicted dictator Meles Zenawi too far. The junta has now ordered Addis Ababa idirs (self-help associations) to setup tents throughout the city to mourn the dictator. Also, in towns through out Ethiopia, people are forced to attend memorial services and are […]

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የታሪክ ተጠያቂወች አንሁን፤ ክፍል አስር

የታሪክ ተጠያቂወች አንሁን፤*** አምባገነን ቢያልፍም፤ አምባ ገነናዊ ስርአት እንዳለ ነው። ከፍል አስር አክሎግ ቢራራ (ዶር) ከ June 19, 2012 ወዲህ የኢትዮጵያን ሕዝብ በᎃሉ ሲያነጋግር የቆየው የጠቅላ ሚንስትር መለስ መኖር አለመኖር በኦፊሻል ደረጃ ለአለም ህዝብ ከዚህ አለም ማረፋቸው August 20, 2012 በህወሓት መንግስት ምክር ቤት አማካኝነት ይፋ ሆነ። ሰው እንደመሆናቸው መጠን፤ መለስ ዜናዊ ታመው ከዚህ አለም […]

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Hailemariam Desalegn moves to consolidate power

Boosted by a call from U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday, the acting prime minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn, is taking steps to assert his authority, according to Ethiopian Review sources in Addis Ababa. The ruling TPLF junta is intending to make Hailemariam a figurehead prime minister. The real power still rests solidly in the […]

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Remembering Meles Zenawi – in the words of former TPLF member (video)

A former member of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) talks about his experience with the late dictator Meles Zenawi, Azeb Mesfin, Samora Yenus and others current senior TPLF junta leaders. Part I Part II

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Barack Obama hold talks with Hailemariam Desalegn

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Obama Administration continues to push the TPLF junta to accept Hailemariam Desalegn as the new “prime minister.” President Obama’s call to Hailemariam yesterday was part of the U.S. effort to strengthen Hailemariam’s position. However, the mid- and lower-ranking TPLF members are revolting against the decision to make Hailemariam the new prime minister, […]

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Power struggle among TPLF elite a big threat to stability – Economist

The Economist THE death of Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia’s prime minister dictator, on August 20th reveals much about the country he created. Details of his ill health remained a secret until the end. A short broadcast on state television, late by a day, informed Ethiopians that their “visionary leader” of the past 21 years was gone. […]

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Meles Zenawi died of liver cancer – CPJ

* Meles died Monday of liver cancer * In Ethiopia, Feteh editor jailed during trial Ethiopian authorities must immediately release Temesghen Desalegn, editor of the leading weekly Feteh, who was ordered jailed today pending his trial on defamation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The High Court judge deemed Temesghen a flight risk during […]

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The convening of parliament postponed because of TPLF internal revolt

The rubber-stamp parliament in Ethiopia was scheduled to meet today to formally appoint Hailemariam Dessalegn as prime minister, but Ethiopian Review sources in Addis Ababa reported this afternoon that the meeting was abruptly canceled yesterday after Meles Zenawi’s wife Azeb Mesfin refused to leave the prime minister’s house. The mother of corruption dared any one […]

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CNN’s Erin Burnett blasts U.S. foreign policy on Ethiopia

Erin Burnett of CNN’s Outfront seems to be one of the few Western journalists who have not received DLA Piper’s talking about about Meles Zenawi. In her commentator last night she blasted the U.S. anti-human rights policy in Ethiopia. Thank you, Erin, for speaking the truth. Watch below.

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Meles ‘fooled only those who wanted to be fooled’ – Ana Gomes

After the death of Ethiopian prime minister Meles Zenawi, S&D Group spokeswoman for foreign affairs Ana Gomes today made the following statement: “Meles Zenawi was a dictator. His rhetoric on development, democracy and combatting terrorism only convinced those in the EU and the USA who wanted to be fooled. His words were clearly at odds […]

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The West’s dramatic hypocrisy in praising Ethiopian tyrant – Forbes

By Thor Halvorssen and Alex Gladstein | Forbes With the dust beginning to settle on yesterday’s death of Meles Zenawi—ruler of Ethiopia since 1991—Western leaders have been quick to lavish praise on his legacy. A darling of the national security and international development industries, Zenawi was applauded for cooperating with the U.S. government on counter-terrorism […]

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Do these Ethiopians mourn Meles?

Azeb, we mourn this Ethiopians you and your husband have terrorized and made to die a horrible death. <

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Meles Zenawi’s 2 months of mysterious absence – New York Times

By Dayo Olopade NAIROBI (NEW YORK TIMES) — After two months of mysterious absence, Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia’s prime minister dictator, is finally accounted for: He’s dead. By seeking medical treatment abroad he won admission to the club of African leaders who fled the health systems over which they presided in order to save their own […]

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TPLF power reshuffle: Seyoum Mesfin now holds levers of power

The ruling TPLF junta’s levers of power has been transferred to former Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin, according to Ethiopian Review Intelligence Unit sources. Seyoum is a temporary consensus choice. His health is frail and thus will be not able to carry out his new responsibilities for long. In appointing Hailemariam Dessaleng as acting prime minister […]

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TPLF will grow more repressive to maintain power: ICG

Ethiopia After Meles By the International Crisis Group (ICG) | Africa Briefing N°89 22 Aug 2012 OVERVIEW The death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who had not been seen in public for several months, was announced on 20 August 2012 by Ethiopian state television. The passing of the man who has been Ethiopia’s epicentre for […]

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Azeb Mesfin’s ugly drama (video)

Azeb Mesfin, the mother of corruption, is known for her barbarous cruelty. She, as a member of the TPLF leadership, and her husband Meles Zenawi have killed so many innocent Ethiopians. They have been terrorizing the people of Ethiopia for over 20 years. Now that her partner in crime is dead, she cries her eyes […]

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ENTC calls for the formation of transitional government

Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has called for the establishment of a transitional government that will exist for a period of 2 years until a free and fair election is held in Ethiopia. The transitional government is proposed to include all stakeholders who will convene a founding conference, according to ENTC’s statement that is released […]

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Mr. Obang Metho Calls for Calm, Caution and Dialogue

A Letter to Ethiopians Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE)   August 21, 2012 Dear fellow Ethiopians, As the Executive Director of the Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE), I want to call on the Ethiopian people to remain calm and cautious during this time of unknown certainty.   Meles Zenawi, prime minister […]

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In Meles’ death, as in life, a penchant for secrecy, control

By Mohammed Keitha | CPJ Africa Policy Coordinator August 21, 2012 Ethiopians awakened this morning to state media reports that Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, 57, the country’s leader for 21 years, had died late Monday in an over The late Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, shown here in 2010. (AFP/Simon Maina) seas hospital of an […]

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Azeb Mesfin takes part in Bereket Simon’s drama at Bole Airport (video)

When her husband Meles Zenawi was fighting for his life in a Brussels ICU, she was not next to him. Now that he is dead, she cries a river at a staged event orchestrated by the lie factory Bereket Simon. Azeb, aka the mother of corruption, has no place in her heart to feel sad […]

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Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi’s body left Brussels (video)

It is a staged event orchestrated by the TPLF’s junta’s propaganda machinery. The truth is that Meles Zenawi’s body arrived in Addis Ababa over 3 weeks ago and had been kept in a freezer at Bole Airport, according to an eyewitness at the airport.

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Meles Zenawi’s body “arrives” at Bole Airport this evening

The TPLF junta is organizing a ceremony for 9 PM (local time) tonight to receive Meles Zenawi’s body. Although they claim that he is being flown from overseas, Ethiopian Review sources report that he has been kept in a freezer at the Bole Airport for over 3 weeks. Propaganda chief Bereket Simon, the pathological liar, […]

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A chance to build a new Ethiopia

By Yilma Bekele The Ethiopian TPLF Prime Minister Meles Zenawi died three weeks ago. He died at St-Luke University Hospital in Brussels, Belgium. His Party kept him in the freezer while trying to determine what to do regarding the rules of succession, which the leader deliberately kept vague. For three weeks his Party made a […]

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Meles Zenawi’s crimes (in photos)

The crimes of Meles Zenawi and his TPLF junta Prof. Asrat Woldeyes languished 6 years in jail deprived of medical treatment until it was too late 14-year-old Meseret Tadesse gunned down by Meles Zenawi’s soldiers A satellite image of an Ogaden village burned down by Meles Zenawi’s forces Ethiopian student shot in the head by […]

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Hailemariam Dessalegn is appointed as prime minister – ETV

Following the announcement of Meles Zenawi’s death this morning, the state-controlled ETV reported that Hailemariam Dessalegn has been appointed as acting prime minister of Ethiopia, confirming Ethiopian review’s breaking news Saturday, August 18. The ruling TPLF junta reached an agreement on Hailemariam’s appointment early last week at the urging of Gen. Carter F. Ham, head […]

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A day of joy for Ethiopians; the blood-sucking terrorist tyrant is dead!

Today is a day of joy for most Ethiopians and all freedom loving people around the world. The ruling Woyanne tribal junta has finally admitted this morning that Meles Zenawi, the genocidal tyrant who has been terrorizing the people of Ethiopia for the past 4 decades, is dead. The state-controlled ETV reported that Meles Zenawi […]

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Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi is dead – ETV (video)

The state-controlled Ethiopian Television (ETV) has reported that Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi has died at the age of 57. After announcing Meles Zenawi’s death, the ETV started showing various photos of the dictator with music on the bacground. The TPLF junta has been claiming that Meles was recovering for a minor illness and that he […]

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Ethiopian woman helped police to arrest Dallas murder suspect Abey Belete Girma

According to EMF, the suspected killer of an Ethiopian couple in Dallas was caught with a hit list, 15 guns and $20,000 before an Ethiopian woman in Colorado helped police to arrest him Saturday night. (DALLAS MORNING NEWS) — Late last night we learned that Abey Girma, the fugitive suspected of gunning down a Lower […]

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U.S. Africa Command denies it is meddling in Ethiopian politics

The United States Africa Command has issued the following brief statement denying Ethiopian Review’s report that it is pressuring the ruling TPLF junta in Ethiopia to appoint Dessaelgn Hailemariam as a replacement to the disappeared dictator Meles Zenawi: STUTTGART, Germany, Aug 20, 2012 — Allegations that General Carter F. Ham, Commander of United States Africa […]

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Why is Ethiopian Airlines overcharging passengers?

Ethiopian Airlines (EAL) is consistently proving to be a bad financial deal for travelers to and from Ethiopia. EAL used to tout itself as the most affordable way to travel back home. But our research finds that at least nowadays, that is most certainly not the case. For the three-week time period beginning on September […]

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Cheetahs, Hippos and Saving Ethiopia

By Alemayehu G Mariam George Ayittey, one of the foremost African public global intellectuals, metaphorically suggests that Africa’s destiny will be determined by the promise of the “Cheetah Generation” or the paralysis of the “Hippo Generation”. As he explains, The Cheetah Generation refers to the new and angry generation of young African graduates and professionals, […]

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Liar, Liar, Liar: thousands confront ETV

ADDIS ABABA — In an unprecedented peaceful march, thousands of Ethiopian Muslims marched on the headquarters of the lie factory known as Ethiopian Television (ETV).  ETV is the monopoly and official mouthpiece of Ethiopia’s minority-run regime of the Tigrai People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). The protests took place on Sunday August 19, in Addis Ababa, following […]

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Day 60 of Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi’s disappearance

It’s now been full 2 months since Ethiopia’s khat-addicted tinpot dictator Meles Zenawi disappeared. It has also been 30 days since his wife Azeb Mesfin, the mother of corruption, has disappeared. The Woyanne junta is currently facing a critical shortage of foreign exchange reserve. According to Ethiopian Review sources, the regime will completely run out […]

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Murder suspect Abey Belete Girma caught in Aurora, Colorado

A man who is suspected of killing an Ethiopian couple in Dallas, Texas, has been caught in Aurora, Colorado, last night. Abey Belete Girma, who fled from Texas after the Dallas Police has issued an arrest warrant against him for killing Yayehyirad Lemma and Yenenesh Desta, is currently being held at the Aurora Detention Center. […]

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59th day since the disappearance of Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi

Today is the 59th day since Ethiopia’s khat-addicted dictator disappeared. Whether Meles is dead or alive, it seems every one, even members of the TPLF junta such as Sebhat Nega, are convinced that he will not return to his ‘job’. Recent Developments 1. The TPLF leadership has reached an agreement to appoint Hailemariam Desallegn as […]

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Massive Muslim protests rock Addis Ababa

ADDIS ABABA (August 19, 2012) — Ethiopian Muslims staged a huge protest rally following the end of Ramadan prayers. The demonstrators refused to be intimidated by the massive presence of the security forces of the ruling Tigrian People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).  The protesters called for the release of jailed leaders and an end to government […]

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Leadership vacuum in Ethiopia: Will ethnicity win over competence?

Challenging Ethnicity as a Free Ride to the Top Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE) August 19, 2012 The sudden death of Ethiopian Orthodox Patriarch Abune Paulos, following the disappearance of Prime Minister Meles, and now the rumored illness of General Samora Younis, leaves three unexpected vacuums in the top leadership of Ethiopia. Who […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Africom Commander persuaded TPLF to appoint Hailemariam Dessalgn as prime minister

General Carter F. Ham, head of the U.S. Africa Command has persuaded the ruling party in Ethiopia, the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) to appoint Hailemariam Dessalegn as prime minister until the next fake election, according to Ethiopian Review Intelligence Unit sources. The TPLF junta has been resisting Hailemariam’s appointment fearing that power may slip […]

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Calling Aba Gebremedhin “His Holiness” is an insult to the people of Ethiopia

By Elias Kifle When the Woyanne junta-installed fake patriarch in Ethiopia, Aba Gebremedhin (formerly Aba Paulos), died this week, some of the opposition media was referring to him as “His Holiness,” “Bitsuh Wokdus Abune Paulos,” etc. I would not be surprised if the Woyanne media address him in such respectful way, because he is their […]

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Ethiopians hold hunger strike at the White House

A group of Ethiopians are currently holding a hunger strike in front of the White House to protest the attack on free press and freedom of speech in Ethiopia, and to demand the release of jailed journalist Reyot Alemu, Woubshet Taye, Eskinder Nega and others. The group led by young Ethiopian Liyu Genenew has arrived […]

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Day 58 since Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi disappeared

Today is the 58th day since Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi has disappeared. During Meles Zenawi’s disappearance: – The TPLF junta first denied the report that he is sick, but later admitted that he is getting medical treatment for exhaustion. The regime’s propaganda chief Bereket Simon said Meles will return to work before Ethiopian New Year, […]

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A capital murder warrant issued for Abey Belete Girma

A capital murder warrant has been issued for Abey Belette Girma, 37, in the killing of the owners of Desta, an Ethiopian restaurant, at around midnight on Aug. 15. Yayehyirad Lemma and Yenenesh Desta were gunned down on the front porch of their home on Marquita Street after closing the restaurant for the night. According […]

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Dallas murder suspect Abey Belete Girma fled the state

(THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS) — Dallas police believe a man wanted on an arrest warrant in connection with the shooting deaths of a couple who owned an Ethiopian restaurant has fled the state. Police continue to look for Abey Belette Girma who is accused of capital murder. Yayehyirad “Yared” Lemma, 40, and Yenenesh “Yenni” Desta, […]

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Suspect identified in murder of Ethiopian couple in Dallas

DALLAS, TEXAS (FOX) — Dallas police have identified a murder suspect in the shooting deaths of a Dallas couple. Investigators said Abey Belette Girma followed Yayehyirad Lemma and Yenenesh Desta home from their restaurant, the Desta Ethiopian Restaurant on northern Greenville Avenue, Wednesday night. He allegedly shot them because they had disrespected him. The couple […]

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57th day since Ethiopia’s tinpot dictator Meles Zenawi disappeared

Today is the 57th day since Ethiopia’s khat-addicted zombie dictator Meles Zenawi disappeared. While the regime’s propaganda chief says that Meles will return to work before September 11, Ethiopian New year, very few people within the ruling party TPLF’s hierarchy know even his whereabouts. Meles Zenawi’s personally appointed gun-totting patriarch, who is actually a TPLF […]

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WBAI Radio in New York holds discussion on Meles Zenawi’s disappearance

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Ethiopians in Dallas grieve the loss of Yayehyirad and Yenenesh; Police close to solving the murder

Police may be close to solving couple’s murder, reward retracted DALLAS (FOX) — Just a few hours after a local business offered a $10,000 reward to help catch those responsible for a couple’s murder, Dallas police announced the reward offer was retracted, because they had a promising lead. Earlier on Thursday, Oak Farms Dairy offered […]

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Aba Gebremedhin (formerly Abune Paulos) dies

UPDATE: Ethiopian Review spoke with a staff member at Bete Kehenet this morning and was able to confirm that the “patriarch” is dead. Currently the Bete Kehenet compounded is surrounded by police, and several people, including priests and church officials, are going in and out of the compound. The Bete Kehenet staff member told Ethiopian […]

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Massive capital flight, plea for food aid point to gathering storm in Ethiopia

Ethiopia suspends forex reserves The Daily Monitor August 16, 2012 The Ethiopian government has suspended the provision of foreign currency in a decision that has been linked to the political uncertainties surrounding Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s deteriorating health. A notice to this effect has been issued by the regulator, the National Bank of Ethiopia, to […]

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56th day since Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi disappeared; his patriarch died today

Today is the 56th day since Ethiopia’s tin-pot dictator Meles Zenawi disappeared. The patriarch he installed, Aba Gebremedhin (formerly Abune Paulos) died this morning after being admitted at Balcha Hospital in Addis Ababa on Tuesday. Today is also the 21st day since Meles Zenawi’s wife, Azeb Mesfin, aka Mother of Corruption, has disappeared.

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Owners of Desta Ethiopian Restaurant in Dallas TX found dead in front of their home

Tragedy struck the Ethiopian community in Dallas this morning when police found Ato Yayehyirad Lemma and Wzr. Yenenesh Desta lying dead in front of their home. The husband and wife were owners of the popular Desta Ethiopian Restaurant in Dallas, Texas. (NBCDFW) — The shooting happened at a home on the 5700-block of Marquita Drive, […]

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ENTC seeks diplomatic relations with the Government of Sweden

PRESS RELEASE 12 August 2012 ENTC asks Government of Sweden for diplomatic recognition The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has sent a communique to Mr. Carl Bildt, Foreign Affairs Minister of Sweden, requesting a diplomatic recognition. The letter was submitted to the Sweden foreign minister by ENTC’s diplomatic representative in Stockholm, Mr. Aba Biya Ketema […]

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Ethiopian dictator’s absence grips nation, fuels speculation (CNN)

It took 55 days for CNN to report about the disappearance of Ethiopia’s tin-pot dictator. Even now, the CNN report appeared only on its website. This goes to show how inconsequential Meles Zenawi is to the international community after 21 years in power and turning Ethiopia into a colony of Saudi Arabia, China and India. […]

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HRW demands release of Muslim leaders

Ethiopia: Prominent Muslims Detained in Crackdown Security Forces Arrest Hundreds of Peaceful Protesters; Detainees at Risk Human Rights Watch — August 15, 2012 (Nairobi) – The Ethiopian government should immediately release 17 prominent Muslim leaders arrested as part of a brutal crackdown on peaceful Muslim protesters in Addis Ababa, Human Rights Watch said today. A […]

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55th day since Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi disappeared

Today is the 55th day since Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi has disappeared. The regime’s spokesman Bereket Simon says Meles will return before September 11, which is Ethiopian New Year. But who believes Bereket the pathological liar? A latest puzzling development is TPLF founder and former chairman Sebhat Nega’s interview with ESAT yesterday to talk about […]

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The Meles Mystery – Graham Peebles

By Graham Peebles  |  mwcnews.net To many Ethiopians the sudden disappearance of Prime Minister Zenawi is a source of joy and excited expectation, for his die-hard supporters apprehension no doubt and concern for their leader. Is he dead they ask, or perhaps critically ill, has he run away, finally overwhelmed by guilt and shame at […]

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Standing up with our Muslim citizens

By Yilma Bekele The TPLF regime is the kind that believes in a proactive stance in their approach to ward off unwanted happenings. They learned that during the war with the Derg. It is said that upon taking over a village their first act was to gather the village heads and kill those that don’t […]

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TPLF federal police savagely attack civilians (video)

The ruling party security forces in Ethiopia brutally attack peaceful Muslim civilians – 10 August 2012

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Sebhat Nega interview on ESAT (audio)

Founder and former chairman of Tigray People’s Liberation Front (Woyanne) talks to ESAT about Meles Zenawi’s condition and who is going to replace him. Listen below.

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Day 54 since Ethiopia’s dictator disappeared

Today is the 54th day since Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi has disappeared. The Woyanne regime’s propaganda chief Bereket Simon told Australian reporter over the weekend that Meles will return from his ‘vacation’ before Ethiopian New Year on Sept. 11.

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Ethiopian dictator’s absence draws attention, speculation

By Ioannis Gatsiounis | The Washington Times Where in the world is Ethiopia’s prime minister? The question is not a geographical brain teaser but a concerned query about the well-being of Prime Minister Dictator Meles Zenawi, who has not been seen in public for two months, and about Ethiopia’s commitment to U.S. counterterrorism efforts in […]

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“What if Mr. Meles Goes for Good?”

Alemayehu G Mariam Last week, The Economist Magazine rhetorically inquired, “What if Mr. Meles goes for good?” Shouldn’t the question be, “Is it not good for Ethiopia if Mr. Meles goes for good?” Those who know where Mr. Meles has gone are not talking; and those who are talking don’t know where he has gone. […]

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Day 52: Where is Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi

Today is the 52nd day since Ethiopia’s khat-addicted zombie dictator Meles Zenawi has disappeared from public view. His wife Azeb Mesfin, aka the mother of corruption, has disappeared for the past 22 days. Meanwhile, the Woyanne junta is facing an economic collapse, as the regime’s foreign currency reserve has depleted. The Commercial Bank of Ethiopia […]

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Profits drop 40% at Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian’s profit plunges by 40 percent The Reporter August 11, 2012 The net profit of Ethiopian Airlines in the 2011/2012 fiscal year has tumbled by 40 percent to 732 million birr year-on-year. In the 2010/2011 fiscal year Ethiopian earned a net profit of 1.23 billion birr, which dropped by 500 million birr. In the 2011/2012 […]

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Fierce battle in London Men’s 5000m (video)

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Meseret Defar and Tirunesh Dibaba in the Women’s 5000m (full video)

Ethiopian women dominate the London 5000m

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Commercial Bank of Ethiopia suspends letters of credit to stop capital flight

In what appears to be a nervous move by members of Ethiopia’s ruling party, Tigrai People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and the well-connected elite in the wake of the disappearance of Ethiopian dictator Mekes Zenawi,  big money is being transferred overseas.  The situation is so bad that even the pro-TPLF journal, The Reporter, is forced to […]

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In wake of London Olympics, BBC remembers legendary Abebe Bikila

Abebe Bikila the barefoot runner BBC At the 1960 Olympics in Rome an Ethiopian athlete stunned the world. He was the first black African to win an Olympic gold medal and he did it without wearing shoes. Click here to listen  

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