Monthly Archives: October 2012

ENTC asks Israel to free Ethiopian refugees

The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) sent a letter to the Prime Minister of Israel asking his government to free unjustly detained Ethiopian refugees. The letter states: “ENTC urges the Israeli government to immediately halt the use of the Anti-Infiltrator Law against asylum seekers from Ethiopia, release those Ethiopians that have been held in jail […]

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The perils of America’s drone wars

Drone is a sanitized word for a remote-controlled assassination weapon.  As the focus of the drone wars shifts from Afghanistan to the Horn of Africa ( Africom steps up drone war in Africa ), it behooves Ethiopians and other Africans to pay attention to this new form of warfare about to engulf the continent. Drones: […]

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የኢትዮጵያዋ፡ ርእዮት ‹‹የጥንካሬዬ ዋጋ››

ከፕሮፌሰር  ዓለማየሁ  ገብረማርያም ትርጉም  ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ             ስለስልጣን ብልግና አለያም ስለ ስልጣንን በማንአለብኘነት አለ አግባብ ስለ ከመጠቀም ከመናገር ይበልጥ አስቸጋሪ የሆኑ bezu ነገሮች yelum፡፡ ለ31 ዓመቷ ወጣት ኢትዮጵያዊት አይበገሬ ርዕዮት ዓለሙ ግን፤ የመጻፍ ነጻነት፤ የመናገር ነጻነት፤ ሃሳብን በነጻ የማንሸራሸር ነጻነትን ድምጻቸው በመሳርያና በስለላ መዋቅር ለታፈነባቸው ድምጽ ከመሆን ምንም አይነት ጋሬጣ […]

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Ethiopia lost $3.4 billion through capital flight in 2010 – University of Massachusetts

In a new report released this month, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst revealed that Ethiopia loses over a billion dollar every year through capital flight and in 2010 alone, USD $3.4 billion have vanished. It is not secret who the thieves are. Number one among them is Azeb Mesfin, wife of the late dictator […]

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Ethiopia’s Reeyot: “The Price for My Courage”

There are few things more difficult or dangerous than speaking truth to abusers of power. But for Reeyot Alemu, the 31 year-old young Ethiopian heroine of press freedom, no price is high enough to keep her from being “the voice of the voiceless”. She will speak truth to power even when she is muzzled and […]

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Israeli company focuses on Ogaden and Afar lands

Some say Somali and Afar regions are deserts, Israelis dub it a “bread basket” By Yonas Abiye | Ethiopianreporter.com October 27, 2012 Looking at a wide portion of Somali or Afar regions, one might be tempted to call it as an unproductive or non-loam soil because of the hottest temperature and the acacia trees as […]

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The powerful story of Lemn Sissay

Lemn Sissay:  A child of the state Click below for a video of Lemn’s story The powerful story of Lemn Sissay

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Africom steps up secret operations in Horn of Africa

U.S. Expands Secretive Drone Base for African Shadow War By David Axe | Wired.com October 26, 2012 The Pentagon’s secretive drone and commando base in the Horn of Africa is getting a lot bigger and a lot busier as the U.S. doubles down on its shadowy campaign of air strikes, robot surveillance and Special Operation […]

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Massive protests by Ethiopian Muslims following Eid prayers on Friday

Muslims defied threats by Ethiopia’s TPLF regime as hundreds of thousands marched following Eid prayers on Friday. Protests engulfed not only Addis Ababa, but also other major Ethiopian cities as well.  They asked the government to stop interference in religious affairs. Watch video of the protest below. Source: Bilaccommunication.com

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Romney opening up wider lead against Obama – Rasmussen

This is the second straight day with Romney enjoying a 4-point advantage, according to the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll. Prior to that, with the exception of the convention bounces, neither candidate had led by more than three points for months. However, it is not clear whether this represents a lasting change in the […]

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An appeal to PM Netanyahu on behalf of Ethiopians suffering in Israel

Obang Metho’s letter to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu regarding the deplorable condition of Ethiopian asylum seekers in Israel. Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE) October 22, 2012 Open letter to: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli Ministry of the Interior Eli Yishai; Regarding the serious concerns involving the status, detentions and living conditions […]

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ስለጡት ካንሰር ለኢትዮጵያኖች የጥሞና ማሳሰቢያና ማስገንዘቢያ

ከፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ ወርሃ ኦክቶበር (ጥቅምት)በአለም የጡት ካንሰር ማሳሰቢያና ማስገንዘቢያ ወቅት ነው፡፡ ወሩን በሙሉ በዓለም ላይ ሕዝባዊና የግል ድርጅቶች የፕሮግራሞቻቸውና የእንቅስቃሴዎቻቸው ትኩረት ሁሉ በጡት ካንሰር መንስኤ ላይ በማትኮር፤ አደጋውን ለመቀነስ፤ ቅድመ ጥንቃቄ ስለማድረግ፤ ህክምናና ምርምር በማከናወን ላይ ይገኛሉ፡፡ በእርግጠኝነት በተረጋገጠው መሰረት በአብላጫ በዓለም ላይ ሴቶችን በማጥቃት ላይ ያለው የጡት ካንሰር ነው፡፡ በሚሊዮን […]

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ENTC names Uganda diplomatic representative

PRESS RELEASE [pdf] The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has appointed Ato Dereje Begashaw as its Diplomatic Representative in Uganda. One of Ato Dereje’s first tasks as a diplomatic representative was to establish communications with the Government of Uganda. In a letter sent to Mr. Sam Kutesa, Foreign Affairs Minister of Uganda, he requested a […]

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Nigerian TV commentator pokes fun at Azeb Mesfin for refusing to leave the palace

Nigerian TV commentator Adeola also updates you on the first lady of Ethiopia who refused to leave the national palace after her husband Meles Zenawi died 3 months ago.

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A professor’s search for his lost dog in Addis Ababa

A short film about the search for a dog provides a vivid insight into life in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. Directed by Miguel Llansó and Yohannes Feleke. Screened at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam.

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Ethiopian Muslims continue protests, as new PM continues the legacy of interference

By Mohammed Osman A couple of days after Ethiopia’ new Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn voiced his government’s stubborn stance towards the legitimate demands of the country’s Muslims, the faithful continued their nationwide protests against government interference in religious affairs. The mosque-based protest was staged on Friday, October 19, at Anwar and Nur mosques, two major […]

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ድህነት ወይንስ ደህንነት?

አክሎግ ቢራራ (ዶር) ከሌሎች በፍጥነት እያደጉ ከሚሄዱ አገሮች ጋር ሲነጻጸር፤ በሃገር ቤትም ሆነ በውጭ፤ ባለፉት አርባ አመታት፤ እኛ ኢትዮጵያዊያን፤ የሃገራችን ሕዝብ ችግሮች ለመፍታት፤ በጋራ፤ በመከባበር፤ በመተሳሰብ፤ በጨዋነት፤ ተነጋግረን፤ ተወያይተን አማራጮችንና መፍትሄወችን አቅርበን አናውቅም። ራቅ ብሎ ለሚያየው፤ አሁንም “ጦርነት” የምንሄድ የሚመስል የፖለቲካ ባህል እንከተላለን። በተከታታይ፤ እድሎች የሚያመልጡን ለዚህ ነው። ቅድሚያ የምንሰጠው፤ ለሃገራችንና ለተከታታይ ትውልድ መሻሻል አይደለም፤ […]

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ኢትዮጵያ፡- ከረጂም ርቀት ሯጮቻችን የምንማረው

ከፕሮፌሰር  ዓለማየሁ  ገብረማርያም ትርጉም  ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ ኢትዮጵያ በመልካም ስሟም፤በአስከፊ ገጽታዋም ትታወቃለች:: ኢትዮጵያ በመልካም እንግዳ ተቀባይነቷና አስተናጋጅነቷ፤በሕዝቦቿ መልካም ባሕሪ፤ በመልክአ ምድሯ ውበት፤እና በግሩሙ ቡናዋና በማይደፈሩት ጅጋኖች ረጂም ርቀት ሯጮቿ ትታወቃለች፡፡ ተወዳዳሪ በሌለው የሰብአዊ መብት ጥሰት፤የፕሬስ ማፈኛ ተቋሟም፤በአፍሪካ ከፍተኛ ቁጥር ያላቸው የፖለቲካ እስረኞች የሚገኙባት ሃገርም ሆና ኢትዮጵያ ትታወቃለች፡፡ በሚያሳዝን ሁኔታ ችጋር (ኤክስፐርቶቹ እንደሚሉት፤ “ሥር የሰደደ የማይነቀል የምግብ […]

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Land grabs leave Ethiopians hungry on World Food Day

By Survival International October 15, 2012 A boy from the Lower Omo stands on the riverbank. © Survival Violent land grabs in Ethiopia’s Lower Omo Valley are displacing tribes and preventing them from cultivating their land, leaving thousands of people hungry and ‘waiting to die’. As the world prepares to raise awareness of the issues […]

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The 2nd debate between Obama vs. Romney, Tuesday 9 PM (watch live)

The second U.S. presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney is scheduled for 9:00 PM on Tuesday, October 16.

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Occupy palace – Week 3

It’s been 3 weeks now since the widow of Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi has been refusing to leave the prime minister’s residence in the National Palace. Azeb Mesfin, popularly known as ‘the mother of corruption’, is causing a major embarrassment for the new prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, and the ruling party by refusing to vacate […]

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Ethiopia: What We Can Learn From Our Distance Runners

Ethiopia is known for the best and the worst. Ethiopia is known for the legendary hospitality and charm of its people, unrivalled beauty of its picturesque landscape, fabulous coffee and, of course, unbeatable distance runners. Ethiopia is also known as the epicenter of human rights abuses, citadel of press repression and home to the largest […]

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TPLF boss says Muslim protests have to be stopped

Debretsion Gebremichael, TPLF spy chief who also doubles as Minister of Communication and Information Technology, appears to suggest that the ruling party has mobilized to crush peaceful Muslim protests.  Debretsion used Addis Ababa University as a platform to declare war on what he called “religious radicalism” and “terrorism.”   Eskedar Kifle | Capital Ethiopia October […]

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The Ethiopians and moral conduct

By Yilma Bekele I dreamt about my uncle. He has been dead for over ten years so I was wondering what brought him to my conscious now. It was a vivid dream and I awoke both sad and happy. So all day long I kept wondering what is it that made me dream about him. […]

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In Ethiopia, World Bank finances repression: Huffington Post

World Bank Support for “Development” by Force Jessica Evans | The Huffington Post October 11, 2012 “Soldiers came and asked me why I refused to be relocated,” a 20-year-old Ethiopian told me in September at a refugee camp in Kenya. “Ojod,” not his real name, was still visibly shaken from the horror he had left […]

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DNA confirms Ethiopian lions are genetically distinct group

By Steve Connor | The Independent October 11, 2012 A pride of captive lions descended from the private menagerie of Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia is genetically distinct from all other lions of Africa, a study has found.   The Ethiopian lion has a distinctive dark mane and is slightly smaller and more compact than […]

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US Vice Presidential Debate – Live video

Biden vs. Rayan: U.S vice presidential debate, Thursday, Oct. 11. Watch live below. Coverage starts at 8:30 PM Washington DC time.

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Medrek’s Path to Unity and Charisma

By Messay Kebede Since the fall of the Derg and the capture of state power by the EPRDF, there has been a consensus on the need for a strong opposition party to counter the hegemony of the ruling party. The consensus includes the understanding that the basic condition for a strong rival party is unity […]

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Ethiopian taxi driver in Las Vegas receives reward for returning lost bundle of cash

(Yahoo News) — Adam Woldemarim, the driver, discovered the cash stuffed in a soft laptop case that was left between the seats of the Virgin Valley Cab vehicle. Woldemarim then did what anyone feeling lucky in Sin City would do: He turned it in. The 42-year-old from Ethiopia took the case to the cab company’s […]

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Ethiopia: An Early Warning for a Famine in 2013

For the past several months, there has been much display of public sorrow and grief in Ethiopia. But not for the millions of invisible Ethiopians who are suffering and dying from starvation, or what the “experts” euphemistically call “acute food insecurity”. These Ethiopians are spread across a large swath of the country (see map above, […]

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OBEDIENCE to Tyrants due to Moral Obligation

A refusal to cooperate is all that is needed to render a Fascistic regime powerless. Moral obligation is the belief that an act is one prescribed by a persons set of values. It is also a duty, which one owes, and which one ought to perform, but is not legally bound to fulfill. Moral obligation […]

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Radio Negashi discussion with ENTC speaker Sileshi Tilahun

Radio Negashi Voice of Ethiopian Muslims discusses recent developments in Ethiopia with Speaker of the Ethiopian National Transitional Council Ato Sileshi Tilahun. Listen below or click here to listen. [podcast]http://etntc.org/radio/web/Seleshi-Negashi.mp3[/podcast]

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Pennsylvania couple arrested for abusing Ethiopian kids

PENNSYLVANIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania prosecutor and his wife severely mistreated their adopted Ethiopian children – their 6-year-old boy who a doctor found malnourished and had skin lesions and an 18-month-old girl who had signs of multiple skull fractures, county police said. Deputy Attorney General Douglas Barbour, who works out of the Pittsburgh office, and […]

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VOA reporter in Addis Ababa detained

(CPJ) Ethiopian authorities should halt their harassment of journalists covering the country’s Muslim community and their intimidation of citizens who have tried to speak to reporters about sensitive religious, ethnic, and political issues, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police in the capital, Addis Ababa, briefly detained Marthe Van Der Wolf, a reporter with […]

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Reeyot Alemu wins IWMF’s ‘Courage in Journalism and Lifetime Achievement Award’

Women from Ethiopia, Palestine, Azerbaijan and Pakistan honored WASHINGTON, D.C. — Each year the IWMF honors women journalists who have shown extraordinary strength of character and integrity while reporting the news under dangerous or difficult circumstances. This year’s winners are: Reeyot Alemu, 31, an Ethiopian columnist currently imprisoned on charges of terrorism after writing critiques […]

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Occupy palace – Week 2

It’s been 2 weeks now since the widow of Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi has been refusing to leave the prime minister’s residence in the National Palace. Azeb Mesfin, aka the mother of corruption, is causing a major embarrassment for the new prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, and his government by refusing to vacate the official residence […]

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Ethiopian Muslims resume protest against government interference

By William Davison (Bloomberg) — Today, several thousand Ethiopian Muslims protested in the capital, Addis Ababa, against what they say is government interference in the election of Islamic council leaders, a participant said. An election for the Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Supreme Council is scheduled to be held on Oct. 7, for the first time in […]

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An Ethiopian and the U.S. Presidential debate

By Yilma Bekele President Obama and his challenger Mitt Romney had their first debate this evening. Watching this debate for the highest office in the land was a learning moment. This is not the first debate I have viewed or the first election I am experiencing. But no matter what, for an election starved Ethiopian […]

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የኢትዮጵያ ተቃዋሚ ፖለቲካ የደሞክራሲ ጮራ ሰትወጣ

ከፕሮፌሰር  ዓለማየሁ  ገብረማርያም ትርጉም  ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ በድጋሚ እውነት፤ሃይልን ለተነፈጉ ላለፉት በርካታ ዓመታት ስለሥልጣን ተጠቃሚዎች ዕውነትን ስናገር ነበር፡፡ የጦማሬ ገጼ መግቢያ መስመሩ ‹‹ለሰብአዊ መብት ተሟገት፡፡ ስለሥልጣን ተጠቃሚዎች እውነትን መስክር›› ነው የሚለው፡፡ ይህ ደሞ ልዩ ትርጉም ያለው፤ ጠንካራ ሞራልና ስልጣናቸውን መከታ በማድረግ አላግባብ የሚጠቀሙበትን፤ ከመጠን በላይ ለሚተማመኑበት ኢሰብአዊ ድርጊት ማስገንዘቢያ የሆነ ስንኝ ነው፡፡ ለባለስልጣናት ነን ባዮች እውነትን […]

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‘Person of the Year’ nomination

The year 2012 is coming to an end in about two months and so it is time for Ethiopian Review to start the process of selecting its Person of the Year. As a long running Ethiopian Review tradition, we take the Person of the Year selection seriously. Please share with us your choice with convincing […]

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ESAT is back on air Ethiopia

Addis Ababa residents confirmed to Ethiopian Review that ESAT is back on air. ESAT also issued the following press release: ESAT has finalizing testing and is back on air in Ethiopia through New Horn TV. ESAT Management would like to announce that it has resumed its satellite TV program transmission to Ethiopia and neighbouring countries […]

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ENTC calls for public discussion on transitional government

The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has presented a proposal to Ethiopian opposition groups to come together and form a transitional government. ENTC is also calling for public discussion on the process of transitioning Ethiopia to a multiparty democracy. The fact that Ethiopia has a new prime minister is a positive development, but no one […]

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