Monthly Archives: May 2013

American Bar Association (ABA) to defend Ethiopian political prisoners

  May 31, 2013 The American Bar Association (ABA)  will assist in the defense of Ethiopian political prisoners and prisoners of conscience, starting May 31, 2013. The ABA will take up the cases of well-known political prisoners, Muslim leaders unjustly imprisoned, as well as the cases of many lesser-known prisoners languishing in Ethiopian jails.  The […]

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Meles Zenawi and our money

By Yilma Bekele The last seven years or so I have been writing opinion pieces on the political situation in our homeland. Naturally I have discussed the late Prime Minter Meles Zenawi and his central role in charting the direction our country should follow on the road he envisioned to improve the life of our […]

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ENTC spreads its messages in Bahr Dar

Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) spreads its message in Bahr Dar calling on Ethiopians to stand up for their freedom. Listen to ESAT News here Listen to ESAT interview here

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የኢትዮጵያ ትንሣኤ!

ፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ የአፍሪካ አንድነት ድርጅት (ኦ ኤ ዩ) የአፍሪካ ሕብረት (ኤ ዩ በየአፍሪካ አንድነትን የተካው) ባለፈው ሳምንት በአዲስ አበባ ከተማ  የወርቅ ኢዩቤልዩውን በማክበር ላይ ነው፡፡ በሜይ 1963 አፍሪካ አንድነት ሲመሰረት፤የጋናው ፕሬዜዳንት ክዋሚ ንኩርማ የመዝጊያ ንግግሩን የደመደመበት በተለይ በእድገት ላይ ያለችውንና ተቀኚ የነበሩትን የአፍሪካ ሃገራት ወደ ነጻነት ለመራችው ኢትዮጵያ ለክብሯ በመረጠውና ባዘጋጀው […]

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ሠላይ ወይስ ስደትኛ?

ኦባንግ የኢህአዴግ ደጋፊ ስደተኞችን አስጠነቀቁ: “በአስመሳይ ስደተኞች ላይ በቂ መረጃ አለ” By Goolgule.com May 29, 201   “ክፉን በክፉ መመከት ባያስደስትም ወቅቱ ያስገድደናል” ሲሉ የአዲሲቷ ኢትዮጵያ የጋራ ንቅናቄ ዋና ዳይሬክተር ኦባንግ ሜቶ በተለይ ለጎልጉል ተናገሩ። አገዛዙን ሸሽተው በተለያዩ አገራት ከለላ አግኝተው በስደት የሚኖሩም ሆኑ ጉዳያቸው እየታየ ያሉ ወገኖች አካሄዳቸውን እንዲያስተካክሉ አስጠንቅቀዋል። የአሜሪካ ከፍተኛ ባለስልጣናትና ህግ […]

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Ethiopia’s Regime Refuses to Cooperate With World-Bank-Funding Probe

By William Davison | Bloomberg Ethiopia’s government said it won’t cooperate with a probe into whether the World Bank violated its own policies by funding a program in which thousands of people were allegedly relocated to make way for agriculture investors. Ethnic Anuak people in Ethiopia’s southwestern Gambella region and rights groups including Human Rights […]

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Ethiopia Shall Rise!

H.I.M. Haile Selassie and bronze statue of Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah Ethiopia Rising!  The Organization of African Unity (OAU)/African Union (AU replaced OAU in 2002) began celebrating its Golden Jubilee in Addis Ababa this past week. In May 1963 when the OAU was founded, Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah accentuated his closing remarks by reciting a […]

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British aid to Ethiopia inflicts much pain on the poor: Daily Mail

UK foreign aid, the final insult: Ethiopian sues Britain after claiming our £1.3billion programme supports ‘Stalinist’ regime that sent him to world’s biggest refugee camp Four million people forced off their land by security forces while their homes and farms are sold to foreign investors ‘Mr O’ said by suing British Department for International Development […]

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Ketema Yifru: The architect behind the OAU

By Ethiopian Reporter May 25, 2013   A country is best represented by its people or leadership and leaders are the ones who are of the people by the people and for the people. As a result, leadership shapes the character, behavior and culture of its people and the country. A country’s good or bad […]

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History of Ethiopian Religious Unity – by Mensur Nuru (ENTC)

Read this article in PDF here

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Open Letter to Secretary of State John Kerry

Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE) Urges Secretary Kerry to speak out on behalf of freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, an  independent judiciary and open political space in Ethiopia May 21, 2013   Secretary of State John F. Kerry, US Department of State 2201 C Street NW Washington, DC 20520   VIA FACSIMILE […]

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መለስ የቆፈሩት ጉድጓድ…

By Goolgule.com May 20, 2013   ይህንን ቃለምልልስ ያደረግነው ለበርካታ ዓመታት ለኢህአዴግ ሲሰራ ከነበረና በአሁኑ ወቅት ለከፍተኛ ትምህርት ውጪ አገር ከሚገኝ ኢትዮጵያዊ ጋር ነው፡፡ ለደኅንነት ሲባል ስሙን ከመጥቀስ ተቆጥበናል፡፡   ጎልጉል ፦ የጠ/ሚኒስትር መለስ መታመም ድንገተኛ ነው የሚሉ አሉ፤ አሟሟታቸውም ድንገት ነው የሚሉ አሉ፤ በሌላ በኩል ደግሞ አጋጣሚው መልካም እንደሆነ የሚጠቁሙ አሉ አንተ ከየትኛው ወገን […]

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ENTC Sweden chapter public meeting preparation finalized

The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) will host town hall meeting in Stockholm, Sweden on May 26 2013, to discuss the process of forming an all-inclusive transitional government in Ethiopia. The meeting is part of the series of meetings throughout the world over the next months to discuss the need for removing the dictatorship in Ethiopia and […]

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Bahr Dar and the wonderful art of silence.

Bahr Dar and the wonderful art of silence. By Yilma Bekele Last Sunday May 12 a Federal police officer opened fire and murdered twelve or eighteen people depending on who is doing the counting in the City of Bahr Dar by the shores of Lake Tana. It was a random killing and the only reason […]

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የህወሃት ማበስበሱ ቁማርና የደኅንነቱ ሚና

የቀዩ መስመር ሰላባዎች? By Goolgule.com May 20, 2013   መለስ ህይወታቸው እንዳለፈ ከተሰጡት አስተያየቶችና ትንቢቶች መካከል ቀዳሚው የመለስ ሞት ለህወሃት ጊዜውን ጠብቆ የሚፈነዳ ፈንጂ መሆኑ ነበር። በዚሁ በጎልጉል የድረገጽ ጋዜጣ በስልጣን ላይ ያሉ የኢህአዴግ ዲፕሎማት “መለስ የቆፈሩት ጉድጓድ” በሚል ርዕስ በሰጡት ቃለ ምልልስ ይህ እንደሚከሰት ቁልጭ አድርገው ተናግረው ነበር። መለስ አፍነው የያዟቸው የፖለቲካ ችግሮች ጊዜያቸውን […]

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Ethiopia: The Corruption Game

 House cleaning or window dressing? Are they playing us like a cheap fiddle again? For a while, it was all about the Meles Dam and how to collect nickels and dimes to build it. That kind of played itself out. (Not to worry. That circus will be back in town. The public has the attention […]

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ENTC supports peaceful demonstration called by Semayawi Party

ENTC issued a statement supporting the peaceful demonstration called by Semayawi Party in Ethiopia. In its statement, it urged all Ethiopians to support the move and voice their questions and concerns using the platform. Read the statement here (pdf)      

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Keep your eyes on the prize.

Keep your eyes on the prize. By Yilma Bekele We are witnessing a flurry of news from the TPLF party that calls itself the Ethiopian government. Why is the Woyane party so busy and why is the party pushing its cadres to be super active is a good question. That is what piqued my interest […]

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በኢንቨስትመንት ስም የሚፈጸም የመሬት ነጠቃ በኢትዮጵያ

የኦክላንድ ተቋምና ለአዲሲቷ ኢትዮጵያ የጋራ ንቅናቄ   ለአዲሲቷ ኢትዮጵያ የጋራ ንቅናቄ May 14, 2013 በኢንቨስትመንት ስም የአገር ሃብትና ትውልድን እየበላ ስላለው የመሬት ነጠቃ አስመልክቶ የኦክላንድ ተቋምና ድርጅታችን ለአዲሲቷ ኢትዮጵያ የጋራ ንቅናቄ በጋራ ያዘጋጁት ጥናታዊ ዘገባ ይፋ ሆነ። የጋራ ንቅናቄያችን ዋና ዳይሬክተር ጥናቱ በትክክለኛ ጭብጥ ላይ ተመስርቶ እንዲዘጋጅ ለህይወታቸው ሳይሳሱ መረጃ በመስጠት ለተባበሩ ዜጎች “ታላቅ ክብር […]

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Edu-corruption and Mis-education in Ethiopia

Educorruption and the miseducation of Ethiopian youth “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” said Nelson Mandela. For the late Meles Zenawi and his apostles (the Melesistas) in Ethiopia, the reverse is true: Ignorance is the most powerful weapon you can use to prevent change and cling to […]

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Abune Petros in our heart.

Abune Petros in our heart. By Yilma Bekele On July 29th. 1936 Abune Petros was executed by the Italian fascist that were trying to colonize our country for his refusal to submit. On May 2nd. 2013 the monument that was built to commemorate our Holy Father was removed by the order of the TPLF party […]

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ENTC responds to Teodros Adhanom’s allegations

Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) leadership issued an open letter in response to Teodros Adhanom’s allegations that the organization’s demand to investigate the legality of the regime’s bond sales abroad constitutes an anti-Ethiopia sentiment. Read the response – Amharic (pdf) Read the response – English (pdf)          

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Ethiopia: Shadowboxing Smoke and Mirrors

 Meles Zenawi when he was alive and his apostles today (“Melesistas”) keep playing us in the Diaspora like a cheap fiddle. They make us screech, shriek, scream and shout by simply showing their mugs in our cities. How do they do it? Every now and then, the Melesistas suit up a few of their bumbling […]

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Arbitrary arrests, torture and killings common in Ethiopia – US State Department

U.S. State Department 2012 Report EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Ethiopia is a federal republic. On August 20, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi died. The ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) elected then deputy prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn to take Meles’s place as chairman of the party. The EPRDF subsequently nominated him for the post of prime minister. […]

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ENTC Dallas Chapter Press Release

The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) Dallas chapter has issued the following press release following its successful public meeting on  April 27 2013. Read the full Press Release here (pdf)

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ENTC Germany Public meeting report

The Ethiopian National Transitional Council’s (ENTC) Germany Chapter hosted a successful town hall meeting in Frankfurt on April 27 2013 to discuss the process of forming an all-inclusive transitional government in Ethiopia. ሪፖርቱን ለማንበብ እዚህ ይጫኑ

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Mengistu Hailemariam and our moral compass

Mengistu Hailemariam and our moral compass. By Yilma Bekele. Today I felt like crawling under the blanket and just hide. I know that is what children do. They think hiding under the blanket makes them invisible. It give them a feeling of security and that what I was looking for. Some place to hide and […]

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