Monthly Archives: January 2013

የኢትዮጵያ አቦሸማኔዎችና አባ ዝምታዎች ትንሣኤ

ከፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ በአቦሸማኔዎች ምድር የጉማሬዎች (አባ ዝምታዎች) ዓለም በአዲስ ዓት መግቢያ ጦማሬ ላይ 2013ን ‹‹የኢትዮጵያ የአቦሸማኔ ዓመት››(የወጣቶቹ)  ብዬው ነበር፡፡ በዚህ ዓመትም የኢትዮጵያን ወጣቶች ለማስተማር፤ባሉበት ለመድረስ፤ለማሳሰብም ቃል ገብቼ ነበር:: የኢትዮጵያም የምሁራን አምባ ይህንኑ ለማድረግ ጥረት እንዲያደርጉ ተማጽኜ ነበር (በተለይም በከፍተኛው ጣርያ ላይ ያለነውን ምሁራን)፡፡ በተመሳሳይ ወጣቱን እንዲደርሱት አሳስቤም ነበር፡፡ ከዚህ ባለፈም ተማጽኖዬ ከሰፊው የጉማሬ ትውልድ ጋር […]

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Ethiopia: Rise of the Chee-Hippo Generation

The Silent World of Hippos on Planet Cheetah In my first weekly commentary of the new year, I “proclaimed” 2013 “Year of Ethiopia’s Cheetah Generation” (young people). I also promised to reach, teach and preach to Ethiopia’s youth this year and exhorted members of the Ethiopian intellectual class (particularly the privileged “professorati”) to do the same. […]

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Ethiopia’s resettlement scheme leaves lives shattered and UK facing questions

Clar Ni Chonghaile | The Guardian January 22, 2013 A ‘villagisation’ programme has left many people from Ethiopia’s Gambella region bereft of land and loved ones, casting donor support in an unflattering light   Mr O twists his beaded keyring between his long fingers as he explains why he started legal action against Britain’s international […]

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ኢትዮጵያ፡- ሃለፊነታቸውን የዘነጉት ግድ የለሽ ምሁራን

ከፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ በቅርቡ ናኦም ቺሞስኪ: የኤም አይ ቲ (M.I.T.) ዩኒቨርሲቲ የስነ ቋንቋ ፕሮፌሰርና የአሜሪካ ቀደምት ምሁር፤ ለአልጀዚራ ስለአሜሪካ የቀለም ሰዎችና ምሁራን በሰጡት ቃለ መጠይቅ ላይ ምሁሮቹ ሃላፊነት ጉድለትና ግድ የለሽነት አንደሚያሳዩ መግለጫ ሰጥተው ነበር፡፡ ላለፉት 4 አሰርት ዓመታት የ84 ዓመቱ ቺሞስኪ ተጋፍጠው ፤ ሃይላነ ጉልበተኞች ነን የሚሉትንም በሃቅ አለንጋ ሲሸነቁጣቸው ነበር፡፡ […]

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Coup Attempt by Rebel Soldiers Is Said to Fail in Eritrea: NYT

By Jeffrey Gettleman | New York Times January 22, 2013 GARSEN, Kenya — Eritrea, a sliver of a nation in the Horn of Africa that is one of the most secretive and repressive countries in the world, was cast into confusion on Monday after mutinous soldiers stormed the Ministry of Information and took over the […]

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Reflecting on our past and fighting for our future

By:  Belay Berhanu W. Mariam New York, N.Y. 01/21/2013 “Learn from yesterday, live for today, and hope for tomorrow” (Albert Einstein). Let me start by introducing myself. I immigrated to U.S. in 1988 for political reasons and I have been living in New York City for several years. Repression, imprisonment, and forced exile-this is a […]

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Conflicting reports about coup attemp in Eritrea: CBS

Possible failed coup attempt in Eritrea CBS News (January 21, 2013) More than 100 dissident soldiers stormed the Ministry of Information in the small East African nation of Eritrea on Monday and read a statement on state TV saying the country’s 1997 constitution would be put into force, two Eritrea experts said. The soldiers held […]

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Coup in Eritrea? TV off air; soldiers surround Ministry of Information

Eritrea: ‘Troops deployed’ in Asmara BBC (January 21, 2013) Reports from Eritrea say a group of around 100 soldiers have surrounded the ministry of information in the capital, Asmara. State TV has also reportedly been taken off air in what some have described as a coup attempt. The city is said to be calm with […]

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Ethiopia: The Irresponsibility of the Privileged?

Recently, Naom Chomsky, MIT Professor of Linguistics and arguably America’s foremost public intellectual, gave an interview to Al Jazeera on the social (ir)responsibility of American academics and intellectuals. Chomsky, 84, has been raising hell for over four decades, getting into the faces of the powerful and mighty and whipping them with the truth. He recently […]

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TPLF military tigthens grip on Ethiopian economy

Meet MetEC – the misleadingly named Ethiopian Metal and Engineering Corporation that has come to dominate the Ethiopian economy in less than one year. Headed by Brigadier General Kinfu Dagnew, MetEC now controls 15 industries and 100 factories. It has its fingers in everything from the so-called Grand Renaissance Dam to arms factories, to a […]

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Ethiopia marching toward a failed state – US Intelligence

Ethiopia will be among the top failed states, according to a report by the Director of National Intelligence, an umbrella organization of US intelligence agencies.  Entitled “Global Trends 2030: Alternative Trends”, Ethiopia is among the top 15 states expected to disintegrate and become ungovernable in the next fifteen years. The separation of Eritrea from Ethiopia […]

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አዲስ አበባ ረክሳለች!

ለጋ ህጻናትን ለባለስልጣናትና ባለሃብቶች ማቅረብ “ትርፋማ” ሆኗል Source:  Goolgule.com January 14, 20013   ትውልድ አምካኝ ቤቶችን፣ ትውልድ አምካኝ ደላሎችን፣ በህጻናት የወሲብ ንግድ ገንዘብ የሚሰበስቡትን፣ ማጥፋት ቀላል ነው። ግን ተጠቃሚዎቹ ህግ አስከባሪዎቹ፣ ህግ አወጪዎቹና ዋናዎቹ “የአገሪቱ ህዳሴ ባለቤቶች” የሚባሉት በመሆናቸው አይታሰብም። አንዳንድ ዝግ ቤቶች በሲቪል ጠባቂዎች የሚጠበቁ ናቸው። አንዳንዴ ቤተመንግስቱንና ሟቹን የቤተመንግስት ነዋሪ ይጠብቁ የነበሩት በፈረቃ […]

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ESAT interview with Elias Kifle (video)

ESAT’s Dereje Desta interviews Ethiopian Review editor Elias Kifle

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ENTC has formed a new chapter in Sudan

Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has continued to work on expanding its organizational reach throughout the world. This effort includes strengthening the chapters that are already established as well as forming new ones. In line with this effort, the leadership has announced the successful completion of the formation of ENTC Sudan chapter with dedicated Ethiopians. […]

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ኢትዮጵያ፤ የመዳኛ ወቅትና፤ የዕረቀሰላምጊዜ

ከፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ የረፖርተር ድሕረ ገፅ ሲዘግብ: ‹‹በጎሳ ላይ የተመሰረተ ግጭት በአዲስ አበባ ዩኒቨርሲቲ ተማሪዎች መሃል በመጸዳጃ ቤቶች፤ በቤተመጻህፍትና በመኝታ ቤት  ግድግዳ ላይ፤የተጻፉ አስፀያፊ ክብረነክ ጸሁፎች ከስድስት በላይ የሆኑ ተማሪዎችን ለከፍተኛ የመቁሰል አደጋ ተጠቂ ዳርጓቸዋል:: በርካታዎችንም ለእስር አብቅቷል፡፡ ለላለፉት አሰርት ዓመታት፤በዩኒቨርሲቲ ተማሪዎች መሃል ግጭቶችን ሲያስነሱ ከርመዋል፡፡ ይህም መሰረታዊ ችግሩና መንስኤው አስተዳደራዊ ድክመት […]

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ENTC denounces assassination attempt on Abebe Gelaw

It has been reported in the news that TPLF/EPRDF hatched plot had been foiled by the US FBI office and the suspects are under investigation. ENTC strongly denounces this shameful act. It is a recent memory that following the 2005 election, the fascist TPLF foreign ministry drafted and disseminated a 52 page document to all […]

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Ethiopia: A Time to Heal, A Time to Reconcile

Last week, The Reporter reported: An ethnic-based conflict between Addis Ababa University (AAU) students following derogatory graffiti posted on toilet-walls and library walls has left half a dozen students with severe injuries while others had faced arrest. For decades, the clash between students at universities has witnessed many ethnic-based conflicts which many observers claim it to be the weakness […]

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ENTC requests diplomatic recognition from South Africa

PRESS RELEASE January 14, 2013 The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has sent a communiqué to the South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, the Honorable Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, requesting a diplomatic recognition. The letter was submitted to the Ministry by Ato Israel Wondimu Negash, ENTC’s diplomatic representative in South Africa. The letter explains ENTC’s […]

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ENTC denounces the assassination attempt on Abebe Gelaw

ENTC issued a Press Release strongly condemning the Woyane regime in its blatant assassination attempt on journalist and activist Abebe Gelaw. Read here full text

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2013 የኢትዮጵያ የአቦሸማኔ ትውልድ ዓመት ይሁን!

ከፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ የአቦሸማኔዎች ዓመት 2013 የኢትዮጵያዊያን አቦሸማኔዎች (የወጣቱ ትውልድ) ዓመት መሆን አለበት፡፡ ‹‹የአቦሸማኔው ዘመን የሚያመላክተው የአፍሪካን ጉዳይና ችግር በአዲስ መንገድና አመለካከት ማየት የሚችለውን አዲሱንና ቁጡውን ወጣት፤ አዲስ ተመራቂዎችንና ብቁ ባለሙያዎችን የሚመለከት ነው፡፡ ምናልባትም ‹‹ቁንጥንጥ ትውልድ›› ተብለው ሊጠቀሱ ይችላል:: ያም ሆኖ ግን የአፍሪካ አዲሶቹ ተስፋ ወጣቶቹ ናቸው፡፡ ግልጽነትን፤ ተጠያቂነትን፤ሰብአዊ መብትን፤ መልካም አስተዳደርን የቀለጠፈና […]

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TPLF and the culture of violence

TPLF and the culture of violence. By Yilma Bekele. According to ESAT the FBI has foiled an attempt by the Ethiopian government to assassinate Ato Abebe Gelaw. Goosh Abera and his accomplices are under custody. Please note here I said the Ethiopian government since there seems to be no thin line between the TPLF party […]

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The role of higher education and Ethiopia

The role of higher education and Ethiopia. By Yilma Bekele My beautiful and brilliant niece graduated from college a few days ago. We are all proud and happy with her accomplishment. It gave the whole family an opportunity to get together. Believe me the festival was preserved on video and camera, posted on Facebook, published […]

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አዉራ የሌለዉ ትግል፤ እረኛ የሌለዉ መንጋ ነዉ – እኔ መሪዬን መርጫለሁ እናንተስ?

ከፍስሃ እሸቱ (ዶ/ር) በቅርቡ ከዳር ቆሞ ለዉጥን መጠበቅ የህልም እንጀራ በሚል በትግሉ ጎራ ላይ ያለኝን የግሌን አመለካከት የሚገልፅ ፅሁፍ ለወገኖቼ ማቅረቤ ይታወሳል። ይንንኑም ተከትሎ የተለያዩ አስተያቶች ከበርካታ አንባብያን ደርሰዉኛል። ወገኖቼም በቀረበዉ ሀሳብ ላይ ተነስታችሁ ለሰጣችሁኝ ገንቢ አስተያቶች የከበረ ምስጋናዬን አቀርባለሁኝ። ከበርካታ ወገኖችም በፅሁፉ የተዘረዘሩትን ችግሮችና የመፍትሄ ሀሳቦች በመገምገም በቀጣይነት ምን ማድረግ አለብን ትላለህ የሚሉ በርካታ […]

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A film in memory of Alem Dechasa

By Rebecca Whiting (Al-Akhbar) — The situation of migrant domestic workers in Lebanon, structured by a lack of protective labor laws and a culture of racial inequality, marks a huge failure in the country’s human rights record. Documentary filmmaker Vanessa Bowles chose to explore this cultural phenomenon and her personal relationship with it, having grown […]

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Ethiopia 2013: Year of the Cheetah Generation

Year of the Cheetahs 2013 shall be the Year of Ethiopia’s Cheetah Generation. “The Cheetah Generation refers to the new and angry generation of young African graduates and professionals, who look at African issues and problems from a totally different and unique perspective. They are dynamic, intellectually agile, and pragmatic. They may be the ‘restless […]

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“I am a journalist” – Reeyot Alemu

(IWMF) — It was only a matter of time before Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu was sent to prison. Her country has become one of the most oppressive in the world for press freedom, with numbers of jailed journalists rising steadily each year. Alemu was arrested on June 21, 2011, and accused of conspiracy to commit […]

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ENTC to convene its general assembly on Feb. 22 in Washington DC

The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) announced that it will hold its mid-term general assembly in Washington DC from Feb. 22 – 24, 2013. The meeting will evaluate ENTC’s activities of the past six months and will make necessary adjustments, its news release said. Representatives of ENTC chapters and local councils from several cities and […]

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Hailemariam Desalegn answers questions in Parliament

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn at a Q&A session in Parliament – January 1, 2013

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Ethiopian woman in Kuwait died after falling from a building

KUWAIT CITY (Arabtimes) — An Ethiopian woman died when she fell from the window of a domestic employment agency in Hawally. According to security sources, when the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information from the building guard about a woman lying on the ground and bleeding, police and paramedics rushed to the location […]

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Ethiopian Review’s 2012 Person of the Year

Ethiopian Review’s 2012 Person of the Year is Julian Paul Assange. The people of Ethiopia continued to wallow in misery in 2012 and the main cause is lack of freedom. The level of prosperity and quality of life in most countries are in direct parallel to the freedom their people enjoy. The most affluent people […]

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