Monthly Archives: August 2012

London: Ethiopians victorious in Women’s 5,000 (video)

Ethiopia’s Meseret Defar, Tirunesh Dibaba, and Gelete Burka represent Ethiopia in the Women’s 5,000

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Day 51 of Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi’s disappearance

The Woyanne junta’s propaganda chief Bereket Simon said yesterday that dictator Meles Zenawi will return from where ever he is before Ethiopia’s New Year, which is September 11. Nothing that comes out of Bereket’s mouth can be believed, so we will continue to ask: where is the khat-addicted dictator?

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Attack on Ethiopian Muslim press must stop – CPJ

(CPJ) — At least eight police officers raided the home of Yusuf Getachew, editor of YeMuslimoch Guday (Muslim Affairs), in the evening of July 20 in the capital, Addis Ababa, and took the journalist to the Maekelawi Federal Detention Center, according to local journalists. The police also confiscated four of Yusuf’s mobile phones, his wife’s […]

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Day 50 since Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi disappeared

Today is the 50th day since Ethiopia’s khat junkie dictator Meles Zenawi disappeared, and 20th day since his wife, Azeb Mesfin, the mother of corruption, disappeared. The hottest topic of conversation in Addis Ababa today is not the power struggle in the TPLF junta, but Tirunesh Dibaba’s 5,000 meters race in the London Olympics that […]

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Perils and opportunities ahead of Ethiopia

By Fekade Shewakena According to speculations and rumors Ato Meles Zenawi’s conditions range from he is resting to he is dead and anywhere in between. Thanks to the opacity of the officials in charge of the country, it is like they are telling us to take our pick. The inconclusive and contradictory official statements have […]

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Ethiopia: The quiet before the storm

By Yilma Bekele It has been forty-eight days since we saw or heard from Meles Zenawi. Some are convinced the tyrant is dead while the regime insists he is recovering, on vacation or just hanging out, depending on Ato Bereket’s mood of the day. Whatever the reason his absence has stirred different responses from his […]

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49th day since Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi disappeared

It is now almost 2 months since Ethiopia’s khat-addicted dictator Meles Zenawi disappeared from public view. The country currently is being led by a secretive cabal of thugs from Adwa Awraja who are unable to decide who will replace Meles. Diplomats and other observers predict that even if Meles is alive, he will not be […]

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Leasing Ethiopian athletes to foreign governments

By Daliah Solomon Leaders and citizens start asking questions when the national sports team they support fails to win expected medals. If a national Olympic team repeatedly suffers unexpected defeat, patriotic citizens will begin to scrutinize the National Olympic Committee responsible for the development, care and management of their national team. Citizens of democratic nations […]

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Day 48: The disappearance of Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi

Today is the 48th day since Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi has disappeared from the public view. His wife Azeb Mesfin has also disappeared for the past 18 days. The silence of the international media and world leaders on Meles Zenawi’s disappearance continues. CNN and Aljazeera have yet to say a word, while BBC and a […]

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Tirunesh Dibaba advances to Women’s 5,000-meter

Ethiopia’s superstar athlete Tirunesh Dibaba and teammates Meseret Defar, Gelete Burka, Tejitu Daba and Shitaye Eshete have advanced to Women’s 5,000 meters final. Previously, Ethiopian Olympic Committee did not schedule Tirunesh to run in the 5,000-meter, but after her powerful performance in the 10,000-meter on Saturday, the committee relented and allowed her to run. The […]

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Day 47: The disappearance of Ethiopia’s tin-pot dictator

It’s been 47 days since Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi has disappeared. Here are the latest updates: 1. The ruling junta still claims Meles is alive and getting rest at an undisclosed location. 2. The TPLF junta’s leadership is holding a marathon meeting to decide who should replace Meles. 3. The majority of the TPLF leadership […]

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A hunger strike for free speech and free press in Ethiopia

A group of concerned Ethiopians in the Washington DC area have created an organization named FREE MEDIA FOR ETHIOPIA and one of their first actions is to hold a hunger strike. The following is their press release. Hunger strike for free press in Ethiopia: Washington D.C. August 17-19, 2012 — Starting from Friday 12:00 AM […]

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VOA interviews ENTC leaders; Addisu Abebe’s conduct was shameful

VOA’s Addisu Abebe was unfair, abusive, disrespectful, and hostile toward the ENTC leaders in this interview that was broadcast Saturday, Aug. 4. Throughout the interview, he didn’t conduct himself as a professional journalist by any standard. I hope he apologizes to the ENTC leadership and give them another interview. It is disheartening to hear VOA […]

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Journalist jailed in Ethi­o­pia is championed in D.C., abroad

By Pamela Constable | Washington Post August 5, 2012 For months, Eskinder Nega’s supporters in Washington, New York and around the world have been pleading for his freedom. In petitions, blogs and speeches, they have hailed the prominent Ethio­pian journalist, detained last fall on terrorism charges, as a courageous champion of democratic rights in a country that is systematically snuffing […]

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Armenian contribution to Ethiopian music

 One Man’s Attempt to Capture Ethiopian Armenians’ Dying Legacy By Lilly Torosyan | Armenian Weekly “TEZETA is a song form famous in Ethno-Jazz. In Amharic (the language of Ethiopia), it translates to ‘my memory,’ but it means much more. It conveys a sense of nostalgia that can be lost in translation,” describes Aramazt Kalayjian, an […]

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VIDEO: Ethiopia’s Tiki Gelana at the London Marathon (the last 10 min.)

The exciting finish of the London Marathon. Watch below.

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Women’s Marathon: Ethiopia, Kenya and Russia battle to the finish (video)

Ethiopia, Kenya and Russia battle to the finish line in the London Women’s Marathon. Watch the video below.

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Day 46: Has Meles Zenawi Gone AWOL?

By Alemayehu G Mariam An AWOL “Prime Minister”? What happens when a “prime minister” goes AWOL? That is, absent without constitutional leave of absence. Dictator Meles Zenawi has disappeared from public view for several weeks now. He was last seen in public on June 19 at the G20 Summit in Mexico. His disappearing act has […]

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Tiki Gelana Wins Marathon Gold

By Pat Graham | Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Tiki Gelana of Ethiopia dodged rivals and rain drops on her way to winning the women’s Olympic marathon on Sunday. Drenched from head to toe, she soaked up the moment as she crossed the finish line, raising her hands high in the air to celebrate. Gelana […]

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Day 45: Where is Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi?

It is day 45th since Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi has disappeared and there is still no officials information on his whereabouts. His wife Azeb Mesfin has also disappeared since July 20.

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Agonizing defeat in London men’s 10,000-meter (video)

The throne is transferred to a new king of the 10,000-meter run.

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Ethiopian Muslim & Christian solidarity in Washington: VOA

Demonstrators demand issues raised by Ethiopian Muslims be addressed Ethiopians and people of Ethiopian origin living in the Greater Washington, D.C., area and throughout the United States staged a huge rally on Thursday, August 2, 2012, in front of the US Department of State, according to reports by the Voice of America. Sheikh Imam Sheik […]

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Meles Zenawi personal assistant placed under house arrest

Personal Assistant to the disappeared Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi has been placed under house arrest a few days ago, Ethiopian Review sources in Addis Ababa reported. Ato Gebretensai Gebremichael was one of the most trusted assistants of the dictator. It is not clear why he was placed under house arrest, but there is an unconfirmed […]

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Day 44: Where is dictator Meles Zenawi?

Today is the 44th day since Ethiopia’s chigaram dictator Meles Zenawi disappeared. It is also the 14th day since his wife Azeb Mesfin, the mother of corruption, has disappeared. A major official announcement was planned for this past week, but the week has ended without an agreement among the ruling TPLF junta. The deafening silence […]

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Tirunesh Dibaba blazes to victory (video)

Ethiopia’s Tirunesh Dibaba in London, August 3, 2012

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ENTC sends request for diplomatic recognition to Italian government

PRESS RELEASE 3 August 2012 ENTC sends request for diplomatic recognition to Italian government The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has sent a communique to Mr. Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata, Foreign Affairs Minister of Italy, requesting a diplomatic recognition. The letter was submitted to the Italian foreign minister by ENTC’s diplomatic representative in Italy, Mr. […]

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SMNE asks Secretary Clinton not to strike secret deal with TPLF

Open Letter to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia This is a critical time for not only the Ethiopian people, but also for the significant global partners. We are keenly aware of U.S. interests in Ethiopia—as it is the largest recipient of U.S. financial aid in Africa—and our shared […]

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Starve the TPLF beast: Boycott Ethiopian Airlines

Statement by Boycott TPLF Task Force Don’t hand over your hard-earned dollars, euros, any foreign currency to them! And save your own money in the process! Meles Zenawi is either dead, or if he is not actually clinically dead, he is as good as dead in terms of his physical and mental condition and well-being. […]

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Day 43: Where is Meles Zenawi?

It’s has been 43 days since Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi disappeared. The international news media finally has started to ask questions. The Economist writes that the dictator’s absence is causing jitters in the ruling party. A member of European Parliament, which is based in Brussels, has informed Ethiopian Review sources that Meles Zenawi’s death has […]

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Ethiopia under TPLF ranks 17th among failed states

The Fund for Peace today released its 2012 index of failed states.  Ethiopia under the boots of the Tigrai Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) ranked 17th.  Countries such as Burundi, Congo, Ertirea and Libya did better than Ethiopia. Somalia, a much suffering nation invaded by Ethiopia at the behest of the United States, ranked as the […]

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Day 42: Meles Zenawi’s body arrives in Addis Ababa – unconfirmed report

Today is the 42nd day since Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi has disappeared. This morning, Ethiopian Review has received an unconfirmed, but credible, report that his body has arrived in Addis Ababa from Belgium. Power struggle in the ruling party TPLF intensifies. Tigray President Abay Woldu is emerging as a serious contender to replace Meles. One […]

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Ode to timidity – the Ethiopian experience

By Yilma Bekele I knew something was missing. It kept nagging at me, the little voice in side kept saying ‘you know you have been here before.’ I was driving south on the 580 Freeway when it hit me. It was 2005 deja vu. How could I forget? I ask for forgiveness, I am an […]

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Day 41: Where is Meles Zenawi? Where is Azeb Mesfin?

It has been 41 days since Ethiopia’s khat-addicted dictator Meles Zenawi disappeared. Today, Woyanne propaganda chief Bereket Simon told BBC that Meles is in “a good condition and recuperating,” but declined to give details on his whereabouts. His wife Azeb Mesfin has also disappeared from public view for the past 11 days. It was reported […]

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Federal Police terrorize children in Ethiopia (photo)

This picture was taken today in Addis Ababa near Bole MedhaneAlem Church. It shows Meles Zenawi’s Federal Police in Ethiopia rounding up and terrorizing children as young as 12. The police round up such children, take them to prison and savagely beat them up. It is this terrorist regime that the Obama Administration is financing […]

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