Monthly Archives: February 2013

የፍርሃትና ስም ማጥፋት ፖለቲካ በኢትዮጵያ

ፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ 2011፡ የሙስና አገዛዝ፤ ፍርሃትና ሰም ማጥፋት በዲሴምበር 2011 ‹‹ኢትዮጵያ የደም ሃገር ወይም የንቅዘት (ሙስና) ሃገር›› በሚል ርእስ የኢትዮጵያን ሁለት ገጽታ በማመዛዘን አንድ ጦማር አስነብቤ ነበር፡፡ በዚያን ወቅት ትራንስፓረንሲ ኢንተርናሽናል በተባለው ተቋም ተቀምጦ የነበረው ገጽታ ያሳየው ኢትዮጵያ ለም መሬቶች በተንኮል በተጠቀለለ ስውር ደባ እየተቸበቸቡ እንደነበር ነው፡፡በዘገባው ላይ ተቋሙ ለኢትዮጵያ ያሰፈረው […]

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Indian National TV presents debate on Ethiopia land grab

Click here to watch the debate

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The London Debretsion Church and the Ethiopians

By Yilma Bekele Please follow the link above and watch the YouTube video before reading this article. This is Debretsion Ethiopian Orthodox Church in London England. The picture seems to have been taken on a cold winter day. It is such a beautiful church. Doesn’t it look so serene and peaceful? I am sure it […]

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Indian land grabs in Ethiopia show dark side of south-south co-operation

By Anuradha Mittal | Guardian February 25, 2013 The idea of south-south co-operation evokes a positive image of solidarity between developing countries through the exchange of resources, technology, and knowledge. It’s an attractive proposition, intended to shift the international balance of power and help developing nations break away from aid dependence and achieve true emancipation […]

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Ethiopia: The Prototype African Police State

The sights and sounds of an African police state When Erin Burnett of CNN visited Ethiopia in July 2012, she came face-to-face with the ugly face of an African police state: We saw what an African police state looked like when I was in Ethiopia last month… At the airport, it took an hour to clear […]

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TPLF agents wreak havoc in London’s Debretsion Ethiopian Orthodox Church (video)

Agents of The Tigray People’s People Liberation Front (TPLF) routinely generate conflict within Diaspora Ethiopian communities. They spy on, harass and intimidate those associations and organizations they are unable to infiltrate. The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (EOTC), in particular, and now the Ethiopian Muslim communities, are their prime target. As the video below shows, the TPLF venom […]

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Saudi Arabia: 53 Ethiopian Christians arrested for praying in a private home

Forty-six detainees are women, and most likely face deportation. The authorities have accused them of converting Muslims to Christianity. There is no religious freedom in the country: the monarchy allows private worship of other faiths, but the religious police carry out indiscriminate arrests. Source:  Asianews.it February 20, 2013 Damman (AsiaNews / Agencies) – Saudi Arabia […]

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ENTC conference in DC – Local media coverage

  Ato Abebayehu Alula, ENTC leadership and Ato Ashebir Tadesse, ENTC-Washington DC metro local council chair urge the Ethiopian community to come and exchange ideas on how we move forward in the struggle for freedom and democracy in Ethiopia.   Listen to the short interview with Netsanet le Ethiopia radio  

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ENTC will hold a public meeting on February 24th

The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) is organizing a town hall in Washington DC on Sunday, February 24, 2013, following its 2-day general assembly. Local representatives from several cities and countries around the world are heading to Washington DC starting Feb. 20 to participate in the ENTC general assembly. At the end of the two-day […]

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Ethiopia: The Politics of Fear and Smear

2011: Dictatorship, corruption and the politics of fear and smear In December 2011, I wrote a commentary entitled, “Ethiopia: Land of Blood or Land of Corruption?” contrasting two portraits of Ethiopia. At the time, the portrait painted by Transparency International (TI) (Corruption Index) and Global Financial Integrity (GFI) showed Ethiopia as a land blighted by  systemic corruption. GFI […]

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TPLF operative launches vicious attack against Ethiopian church in exile

A semi-literate TPLF operative by the name of Entehabu Berhe lobs poisonous charges against the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church (EOTC) in the Diaspora.  The EOTC’s opposition to government interference is disingenuously presented as an attack on the people of Tigrai.  Ethiopia’s ruling party appears ready to defame and destroy both Christian and Muslim leaders who […]

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ኢህአዴግ አንገቱን ታንቋል

ዓለም ባንክ ርምጃ ለመውሰድ ጫፍ ደርሷል Source:  Goolgule.com February 16, 2013   /ዜና ጎልጉል/ ኢህአዴግ ላይ ቀደም ሲል ሲቀርቡበት ከነበሩት ሪፖርቶች በተለየ ጥቅሞቹ ላይ ያነጣጠሩ አስደንጋጭ መረጃዎች እንደወጡበት ተሰማ። መረጃው የኢህአዴግን አንገት የማነቅ ያህል እንደሚቆጠርና ለተግባራዊነቱ የተንቀሳቀሱትን አካላት “የአስተዋይነት” ትግል ውጤት እንደሆነ ተጠቁሟል። ኢህአዴግ በህዝብ ስም በብድርና በርዳታ የሚያገኘውን ከፍተኛ መጠን ያለው ገንዘብ ለፖለቲካ ስራ […]

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Salavation in worshiping Meles? His successors hope so — Economist

Ruling Ethiopia Long live the king Ethiopia’s new leadership is practising hero-worship The Economist February 16, 2013 DURING his two decades running Ethiopia, Meles Zenawi almost single-handedly engineered its rise from lost cause to model pupil. Even his enemies admit he was both popular and competent. Often working around the clock, he could make complex […]

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ኢትዮጵያ፡ ከዚህ በኋላ ቀጣዩ ጉዟችን (ወይም መቆሚያችን) ወዴት ነው?

ፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ በዴሞክራሲ የአንድነት ጎዳና ላይ? በጁን 2012 ‹‹ኢትዮጵያ፡ በሕገ መንግስታዊ ዴሞክራሲ ጎዳና ላይ›› የሚል ጦማር አቅርቤ ነበር፡፡ ‹‹በርካታማ ሕበረሰቦች ከጭቆና ወደ ዴሞክራሲ ሽግግርን ሲያስቡና ሲንቀሳቀሱ፤ እንቅስቃሴያቸውን የሚገቱ በርካታ ፈተናዎች›› እንደገጠሟቸው በማስረጃ የተደገፉ ታሪካዊ እውነታዎችን ጠቅሼ ነበር:- ከአረብ ‹‹መነሳሳት››ከታየው ልምድ በመነሳት ሕገ መንግስታዊ ቅድመ ውይይት እንደሚያስፈልግ ጠቁሜ አንዳንድ ሃሳቦችም ሰንዝሬ ነበር፡፡ […]

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Eruk Misraq – Hanna Girma

The incredible Hanna Girma

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የወያኔ ሀረካት

የ አቤ ቶኪቻው መልስ ለወያኔ ፕሮፓጋንዳ Abe Tkoichaw’s response to Woyane theatrics in defaming Ethiopian Muslims

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Doing business with dictators is high risk — a warning to Indian investors

Obang Metho’s presentation to the National Press Club of India February 5, 2013   I would like to give a special thank you to the Centre For Social Development (CSD) in association with Indian Social Action Forum (INSAF), Popular Education and Action Centre (PEACE), and The Oakland Institute for inviting me to this important discussion […]

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Ethiopia: Where Do We Go (or not go) From Here?

On the road to democracy and unity? For some time now, I have been heralding Ethiopia’s irreversible march from dictatorship to democracy. In April 2011, I wrote a commentary entitled, “The Bridge on the Road(map) to Democracy”. I suggested, We can conceive of the transition from dictatorship to democracy as a metaphorical journey on the […]

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30,000 made homeless as TPLF demolishes homes, confiscates land

By Betre Yacob | Assaman.info (Italy) February 7, 2013 The Ethiopia’s tyrannical government demolished more than 7 thousand houses in Addis Ababa in the districts named Bole and Nifas Silk, and left more than 30 thousand poor people without a roof over their heads. In addition to the houses, a mosque and a school were […]

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Ethiopian Lutheran church breaks with foreign affiliates over homosexuality

Lutheran church in Ethiopia severs relationship with ELCA ELCA NEWS SERVICE February 7, 2013 CHICAGO (ELCA) — The Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus is severing its relationship with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), the Church of Sweden and “those churches who have openly accepted same-sex marriage.” The action for “all Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane […]

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Violence and the Ethiopians.

Violence and the Ethiopians. By Yilma Bekele We always think of our people to be so loving that welcome a stranger into their homes and share what little they have. Our language is full of sayings about being a good host, a great neighbor and a kind human. Sharing what you have, helping those in […]

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የኢትዮጵያ አምባገነኖች ጉም ይጨብጣሉ አውሎ ነፋስን ይዎርሳሉ!

ፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ የአፍሪካ አምባገነኖች የዉሃ ላይ ቤተመንግስተና የዉሃ ገደብ: ለዘላለም  ለስማቸው መጠሪያ ይሆናል ብለው ሲገነቡና ሲያስገነቡ ኖረዋል:: ትተው ያለፉት በሕያውነት ጀግነውና ሲወደሱ መኖርን ነበር፡፡ ውጤቱ ግን ጉምን መጨበጥ ነፋስን መውረስ ሆኗል፡፡ የጋናው  ክዋሚ ንክሩማ በ1957 ዓም የመጀመሪያዋን የጥቁር  አፍሪካ ሃገር ከቅኝ ገዢዎች በማላቀቅ፤ወደ ነጻነት መራት፡፡ በመንግስት በሚመራ ንኩርማኒዝም በተባለ ፀንሰ ሃሳብ  […]

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Indian investors are forcing Ethiopians off their land – Guardian

Thousands of Ethiopians are being relocated or have already fled as their land is sold off to foreign investors without their consent By John Vidal | The Guradian February 6, 2013 Ethiopia‘s leasing of 600,000 hectares (1.5 acres) of prime farmland to Indian companies has led to intimidation, repression, detentions, rapes, beatings, environmental destruction, and […]

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Obang addresses land grab conference in India

Statement by Mr. Obang Metho, Executive Director of the SMNE Understanding Land Investment in East Africa Seminar Hall II, India International Centre, Max Muller Marg, New Delhi   A Day Light Robbery in Ethiopia: “Doing Business” With African dictators
“    Organized by Centre For Social Development (CSD) in association with Indian Social Action Forum (INSAF), New […]

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Preparation for ENTC general assembly and public meeting is being finalized

The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) is organizing a town hall in Washington DC on Sunday, February 24, 2013, following its 2-day general assembly. Local representatives from several cities and countries around the world are heading to Washington DC starting Feb. 20 to participate in the ENTC general assembly. At the end of the two-day […]

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Ethiopia: They Shall Inherit the Wind

The Sandcastles and Dams of African Dictators All dictators on the African continent have sought immortality by leaving a legacy that will outlive them and endure for the ages. But all have inherited the wind. Kwame Nkrumah led the first sub-Saharan African country to gain independence from colonialism in  1957. Nkrumaism sought to transform Ghana into […]

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Africans In India: From Slaves to Generals and Rulers

An exhibit at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Over the centuries, East Africans have greatly distinguished themselves in India as generals, commanders, admirals, architects, prime ministers, and rulers. They have written a story unparalleled in the rest of the world: that of enslaved Africans attaining the pinnacle of military and political authority. Known […]

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CPJ protests arrest of Ethiopian journalist for covering Muslim protest

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Nairobi, February 1, 2013 Ethiopian security forces have detained for two weeks without charge the editor of a newsmagazine and accused him of incitement to terrorism, according to local journalists. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities to release Solomon Kebede immediately and halt their harassment of journalists affiliated […]

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