Monthly Archives: April 2013

Watching American Diplocrisy in Ethiopia

 America is Watching!? Diplomacy by hypocrisy is “diplocrisy”. Edmund Burke, the British statesman and philosopher, said “Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing.” We’ve heard many promises on human rights in Africa from President Obama and his Administration over the past four years. […]

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ESAT and messengers of peace in Jose, Ca.

ESAT and messengers of peace in Jose, Ca. By Yilma Bekele Tamagne was here. I wrote that and felt I have said enough. Well since you asked I guess I will tell you the rest of the story. I thought by now you would know If Tamagne was here something big and important regarding Ethiopia […]

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ENTC Dallas and Houston Public meetings – April 27 and 28

The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) will host town hall meetings in Dallas and Houston, Texas, on April 27 and 28 2013 respectively, to discuss the process of forming an all-inclusive transitional government in Ethiopia. These meetings are part of the series of meetings throughout the world over the next 4 months to discuss the need for […]

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The Audacity of Evil in Ethiopia

Triumph of Evil? “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing”, said Edmund Burke. But what happens when evil triumphs over a good young woman journalist named Reeyot Alemu in Ethiopia? Do good men and women turn a blind eye, plug their ears, turn their backs and stand […]

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I am an Amara.

I am an Amara. “ene Amara negne.”- By Yilma Bekele “Ich bin ein Berliner.” – “I am a Berliner” Those words were spoken by President John F. Kennedy on June 26, 1963 in West Berlin. He said that to show solidarity with the people of Berlin after the East Germans with the approval of the […]

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State Criminality in Ethiopia’s Ogaden — Graham Peebles

Under Darkness in the Somali Region of Ethiopia By Graham Peebles | Counterpunch.org April 19, 2013 No matter how tightly truth is tied down, confined and suffocated, she slowly escapes. Seeping out through cracks and openings large and small, illuminating all, revealing the grime and shame, that cowers in the shadows. The arid Somali (or […]

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Land grab destroys lives: Obang Metho at congressional briefing

                                          African Land and Natural Resource Grabs Destroy Lives and Futures of Africans Mr. Obang Metho, Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE), warns of the impact on people at the U.S. Congressional Briefing on Land […]

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አማራንና አማርኛን ማጥፋት የህወሃት ፕሮግራም ነው

By Goolgule.com April 15, 20013     አማርኛ ተናጋሪዎችን የማመናመን፣ የማደህየት፣ የማራቆትና ክልላቸውን እያሳነሱ የማጥፋት እቅድ በህወሃት መርሃግብር ውስጥ የተካተተ ዋና ተግባር እንደሆነ ተገለጸ። አማርኛ ቋንቋንም ማሽመድመድ የዚሁ እቅድ አካል መሆኑ ተዘግቧል። አቶ ገ/መድህን አርአያ ከኢሳት ሬዲዮ ጋር ባካሄዱት ቃለ ምልልስ በህወሃት ፕሮግራም ገጽ 18 አካባቢ “አማራ የትግራይና የኤርትራ ህዝብ ጠላት እንደሆነ ተመልክቷል” ብለዋል፡፡ አያይዘውም […]

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UNESCO Awards Reeyot Alemu Press Freedom Prize

Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu wins 2013 UNESCO-Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize By UnescoPress April 16, 2013 Imprisoned Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu is the winner of the 2013 UNESCO-Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. Ms Alemu was recommended by an independent international jury of media professionals in recognition of her “exceptional courage, resistance and commitment […]

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Ethiopia: Liberating a “Prison Nation”

Ethiopia today is a “prison of nations and nationalities with the Oromo being one of the prisoners”, proclaimed the recently issued Declaration of the Congress of the Oromo Democratic Front (ODF). This open-air prison is administered through a system of “bogus federalism” in which “communities exercise neither self-rule nor shared-rule but have been enduring the TPLF/EPRDF’s […]

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Welcome to the whipped nation- FDRE.

Welcome to the whipped nation- FDRE. By Yilma Bekele Animal trainers use a whip with a stiff handle to show who the boss is. A whip is used to gain control and achieve compliance using pain. During slavery in the US whipping was a powerful weapon used by the white master. Whipping to humiliate was […]

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Ethiopian Muslims staged protest rallies in several cities throughout Ethiopia

Carrying posters and placards that read “Fiteh” (justice), tens of thousands of Ethiopian Muslims staged peaceful protests in several cities across Ethiopia today. Some of the cities where protests took place include Addis Ababa at Anwar Mosque, Dessie, Awasa, Dire Dawa, Bahir Dar, Jimma, and Gonder. The protesters demanded the TPLF regime to release their […]

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ENTC is demanding an investigation on the legitimacy of the Nile dam bond sales in US

The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has sent a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) demanding an investigation on the legality of the Nile dam bond sales that are being conducted in the US. The letter challenges the commission that the sales are in violation of the US trade laws and the Ethiopian […]

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TPLF feels the heat; scrambles to reverse deportation of Amharas

TPLF appears to be buckling under international pressure:  it is backpedaling the racist and criminal deportation of Amharas from the Benishangul-Gumuz regional state.  Media outlets such as the Voice of America and Diaspora Ethiopians have been exposing this diabolical act.    Ato Ahmed Nasser, the president of the so-called Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, has apparently been […]

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Reeyot Alemu threatened with solitary confinement; CPJ protests

Ethiopia threatens journalist with solitary confinement Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) April 10, 2013 His Excellency Berhan Hailu Minister of Justice P.O. Box 1370 Addis Ababa Ethiopia Via facsimile: +251-11-517-755 Via email: [email protected] Dear Minister Birhan Hailu, We are writing to bring to your attention the case of Ethiopian journalist and teacher Reeyot Alemu, whose […]

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An Ethiopian woman in Bahrain freed after 8 years of captivity by an employer

By Aniqa Haider BAHRAIN – An Ethiopian woman whose family had given her up for dead after they had no contact with her for nearly eight years is due to return home thanks to the help of community leaders. Misrak Alemo came to Bahrain to support her family, but was held as a prisoner in […]

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Capitol Hill Panel to Address Africa Land Grab

LAND-GRAB IN AFRICA A Discussion with Advocates & Policymakers Monday, April 15 at 2:00PM U.S. CONGRESS: Rayburn House Office Building (45 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC) A SHORT DOCUMENTARY ON LAND GRABBING WILL BE SCREENED Land grabbing is becoming the single most combative issue in Africa. It involves large-scale land acquisitions by foreign countries and […]

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World Bank Must End its Support for Human Rights Abuses in Ethiopia: David Pred

April 9, 2013 A multi-billion dollar aid program administered by the World Bank is underwriting systematic human rights abuses in Ethiopia. Last September, Ethiopian victims submitted a complaint about the program to the World Bank Inspection Panel, which is tasked with investigating whether or not the Bank complies with its own policies to prevent social […]

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Ethiopia: Right in Prison, Wrong on the Throne

Last April, I wrote a “Special Tribute to My Personal Hero Eskinder Nega”.  In that tribute, I groped for words as I tried to describe this common Ethiopian man of uncommon valor, an ordinary journalist of extraordinary integrity and audacity. Frankly, what could be said of a simple man of humility possessed of indomitable dignity? […]

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Ethiopian National Transitional Council spreads its message inside Ethiopia (video)

ENTC NEWS RELEASE Members of the Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) are currently carrying out an awareness-creation campaign in Ethiopian cities about the need to establish an all inclusive transitional government. ENTC believes that as long as the government in Ethiopia is controlled by the TPLF/EPRDF regime, or any other dictatorship, the people of Ethiopia […]

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Obang Metho: A New Chapter in Ethiopian Unity?

Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) Declares Commitment to Work with Others towards a Democratic, Multi-national Ethiopia: Is this the Same New Ethiopia  We in the Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE) Envision?   April 6, 2013 On March 30, 2013 I had the privilege of watching history in progress while attending the first meeting of […]

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ENTC keeps engaged in the Las Vegas taxi cab strike

In line with the motto ‘justice does not have borders’, ENTC has remained engaged in the causes of the Las Vegas taxicab strikes which now has its 5th week and counting. ‘After our initial press release, we are still keeping the pressures on the public officials of Nevada so that the strikers, mostly Ethiopians, get […]

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Growing up white in Ethiopia and America

Margaret J. O’Connor on lessons she learned growing up in Ethiopia — and from Martin Luther King Jr.’s death April 3, 2013 You wouldn’t know it by looking at me, but I have two native countries — Ethiopia and Australia — and an adopted one, America. I was born and raised in Ethiopia, a daughter […]

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Ethiopia: Muslim Protesters Face Unfair Trial | Human Rights Watch

Open Hearings to Family, Independent Monitors, Media By Human Rights Watch April 2, 2013 (Nairobi) – The prosecution of 29 Muslim protest leaders and others charged under Ethiopia’s deeply flawed anti-terrorism law raises serious fair trial concerns. The trial is scheduled to resume in Addis Ababa on April 2, 2013, after a 40-day postponement. The […]

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