Monthly Archives: March 2013

Land and Ethiopia’s Corruptocracy

The silence of Ethiopia’s “beautiful minds” Professor A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, the renowned Indian scientist  (“Missile Man of India”)  and Eleventh President of India (2002-2007) said, “If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. […]

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ENTC issued a statement denouncing the suffering of the Amhara

The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has issued a press release denouncing the TPLF/EPRDF’s systemic ethnic cleansing of the Amhara people. The press release also highlighted that the elimination of the Amhara people has been written in the TPLF programs and the regime is just executing  that. ENTC called on all Ethiopians to stand together […]

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The Dragon Eating the Eagle’s Lunch in Africa?

Flight of the Eagle and pursuit of the Dragon  In June 2011, during her visit to Zambia U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton pulled the alarm bell on a creeping “new colonialism” in Africa. While dismissing “China’s Model” of authoritarian state capitalism as a governance model for Africa, she took a swipe at China for […]

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ENTC releases official announcement for the July 2013 – all inclusive international conference

The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has officially announced the details of the all inclusive conference on removal and replacement of the TPLF/EPRDF regime. According to the statement released, the conference will be held in July 2013 in Washington DC. Concrete action plans on collaboration and unity in removing the regime and replacing it with […]

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The Pain of the Ogaden People

by GRAHAM PEEBLES | Counterpunch March 23, 2013 “Every night, they took all of us girls to [interrogations]. They would separate us and beat us. The second time they took me, they raped me… All three of the men raped me, consecutively”. Human Rights Watch (HRW) report in Collective Punishment, along with 15 other female […]

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ENTC expresses its support for the Las Vegas taxi drivers

The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) expressed its support for the Las Vegas Yellow Checker Star taxi drivers in their demand to get fair working agreements. In its press release titled ‘Justice has no borders’, ENTC has pledged solidarity with the 1000+ drivers mostly Ethiopians. Read the full statement here        

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Graziani and the TPLF, an Ethiopian saga.

Graziani and the TPLF, an Ethiopian saga. By Yilma Bekele ‘The Duce will have Ethiopia, with or without the Ethiopians’. Rodolfo Graziani I am writing this as a proud Ethiopian because Graziani’s promise to the Fascist dictator was thwarted by my gallant ancestors. If it was not for the bravery and sacrifice of our grandparents, […]

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ENTC-Atlanta held a discussion on removing the dictatorship in Ethiopia and replacing it with a Transitional Government

The Atlanta Chapter of Ethiopian National Transitional Council on Sunday, March 17, 2013, hosted a discussion on the planned all inclusive conference in July 2013 being organized in Washington DC to explore the removal and replacement of the repressive TPLF/EPRDF regime by an all-inclusive Ethiopian Transitional Government. After welcoming the participants and making brief remarks, […]

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Stop brutalizing Ethiopian refugees in Saudi Arabia

The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) sent a letter to the Saudi ambassador in the US on the reprehensible abuse of Ethiopian refugees by the Saudi border police and security forces. In its letter, ENTC expressed its disappointment in the Saudi law enforcement’s inhumane treatment of refugees, contradictory to the UNHCR guidelines. It stated the […]

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Al Amoudi companies that are looting Ethiopia

The group of companies listed below are owned by Saudi agent Al Amoudi. These 40 companies are currently busy looting and plundering Ethiopia in partnership with the Woyanne apartheid junta. In the meantime, Al Amoudi’s puppet-masters in Saudi Arabia savagely attack young Ethiopian as shown in this video: Addid Gas and Plastics Factory PLC Addis […]

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Obama “Moonwalking” Human Rights in Africa?

 The great American poet Walt Whitman said, “Either define the moment or the moment will define you.” Will the election of Uhuru Kenyatta as president of Kenya define President Barack Obama in Africa or will President Barack Obama use the election of President Kenyatta to define his human rights policy in Africa? Following the presidential […]

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The selling of Ethiopia to the highest bidder.

The selling of Ethiopia to the highest bidder. By Yilma Bekele Actually that statement might not be true. We do know our country is being sold but we have no idea if the bidding has been open or closed. We have sold almost all of Gambella, we have leased half of Afar and Oromia has […]

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ENTC denounces religious interference and systemic ethnic cleansing

The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has issued a press release denouncing the TPLF/EPRDF’s recent actions of provocations on both the Christian and Muslim religions. The press release also highlighted the atrocities being committed on the various ethnic groups specifically on the Agnuaks in Gambella and the Amharas in Metekel regions by the regime.  It […]

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Counter Extremism with Freedom in Ethiopia

“Across the world, study after study affirms that where there is religious freedom, there is stability, harmony and prosperity, and where religious liberty is lacking, so are these blessings.”   Juhdi Jasser | Georgetown Journal of International Affairs March 13, 2013   From Somalian anarchy to Eritrean and Sudanese tyranny and civil strife, the Horn […]

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Ethiopian-American murdered in Gambella

Omot Ojulu Odol, a 33-year old Ethiopian-American visiting his hometown in Gambella and five other local Anuaks were murdered in cold blood by Ethiopian security forces on March 2, 2013, according to the Vancouver, Canada-based Anuak Justice Council.     March 13, 2013 On March 2, 2013, seventeen Anuak men were ambushed by Ethiopian National […]

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አማራ መሆን ወንጀል ነው?

“በፌዴራል ተደብድባችሁ ትባረራላችሁ!” By Goolgule.com March 9, 2013   “አማራ መሆን ወንጀል ነው? የሌሎች ብሔረሰብ አባላት በፈለጉበት ክልልና ስፍራ ይኖራሉ። አማራ ክልል ውስጥ ሰፊ መሬት ወስደው የሚኖሩ አሉ፤ የሚነካቸው የለም። አማራው እየተመረጠ ለስደት፣ ለመከራ፣ ለእንግልት ይዳረጋል? እስከመቼ በዚህ ይቀጥላል? ክልሉን እንመራለን፣ የአማራ ህዝብ ወኪል ነን የሚሉ የት ናቸው? ያሳዝናል፣ ለአማራው አልቅሱ፣ ለአማራው አንቡ፣ አማራው አለቀ […]

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ENTC 2nd General Assembly conference official statement

The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) conducted its 2nd general assembly meeting from Feb 22-24 in Alexandria, Virginia. Delegates from chapters around the world reviewed and discussed the accomplishments, challenges and road map of the organization. Click the links below to read the official statement from ENTC. [ Amharic ] [ English ]

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Tigrai Online: Muslim merchants legitimate targets

  The Ethiopian government has launched a comprehensive campaign to stamp out the year-long Muslim protests against government interference in religious affairs. According to the website Tigraionline, the government has deployed an array of potent weapons against the Muslim community.  These weapons include:  tax collection as a pretext to harass Muslim businesses, denial of bank […]

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Ethiopia: Rumors of Water War on the Nile?

Late last month, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid Bin Sultan fired a shot across the bow from the Arab Water Council in Cairo to let the regime in Ethiopia know that his country takes a dim view of the “Grand Renaissance Dam” under “construction” on the Blue Nile (Abbay) a few miles from […]

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Ethiopians and Somalis Enslaved in Yemen

(Yemen Post) – An investigation conducted by al-Wethaq a couple of months ago – a right group organization based in Yemen – revealed that two years in its post revolution era Yemen is still home to hundreds of slaves. Despite its many promises to address all grave human rights violations such as slavery, the central […]

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The Green Green Gold of Ethiopia: Graham Peebles

By Graham Peebles | Counterpunch.com March 8, 2013   Ancestral land that for generations has served as home and livelihood for hundreds of thousands of indigenous people in Ethiopia is being leased out, on 99-year renewable contracts at nominal sums to foreign corporations. The land giveaway or agrarian reforms as the government would prefer to […]

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Ethiopia’s ‘jihadi’ film and its boomerang effects

The film seeks to transform the “demands for freedom of religion” into a joint criminal enterprise with terror groups. Awol K Allo | Aljazeera March 4, 2013 On February 5, 2013, Ethiopia’s only and publicly funded Television Station, ETV, aired a controversial documentary during prime time in violation of an outstanding court injunction. Oddly subtitled […]

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The Moral Equivalent of an Anti-Apartheid Movement in Ethiopia?

Ethiopian Muslims engaged in the moral equivalent of an anti-Apartheid movement? In her recent commentary in the New York Review of Books, “Obama: Failing the African Spring?”, Dr. Helen Epstein questioned the Obama Administration for turning a blind eye to human rights violations in Africa, and particularly the persecution of Muslims in Ethiopia. She argued […]

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Displacement, Intimidation and Abuse: Land Loyalties in Ethiopia

By Graham Peebles | counterpunch.org March 1, 2013 With the coming of industrial-size farms in Ethiopia, local people, villagers and pastoralists (deemed irrelevant to the Government’s, economically-driven development plans) are being threatened, and intimidated by the military; forcibly displaced and herded into camps, their homes destroyed. Along with vast agricultural complexes, dams are planned and […]

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