Monthly Archives: June 2013

U.S. Double-talking Human Rights in Ethiopia, Again!

As my readers know, I enjoy watchin’ American diplomats chillin’ out and kickin’ it with African dictators. I like watchin’ ‘em kumbaya-ing, back-pattin’ and fist bumpin’. I have trained myself to decipher their cryptic diplomatese spoken with forked tongue. I have also learned to chew on their indigestible words with a whopping spoonful of salt […]

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ENTC finalizing preparations for July 2-3 consultative conference

ENTC is finalizing preparations for the consultative conference on the process of the removal of the oppressive Ethiopian regime and replacing it with an all-inclusive transitional government. Preparations were underway since February where the general assembly passed a resolution to hold such a conference in July 2013. Invitations letters went out to all stakeholders, political […]

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An Ethiopian walking on eggshells.

An Ethiopian walking on eggshells. By Yilma Bekele No question I have to be careful writing this column. That is why I choose the title. Some of us are quick to take offense or assume holier than thou attitude when it comes to the subject I am gingerly trying to confront. I decided to approach […]

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ENTC Norway Chapter Public Meeting Report

ENTC Norway chapter has conducted a successful public meeting on June 22nd. Discussions were held on ENTC’s progress and on issues that are impacting Ethiopians living in Norway. Read the full Report here (Amharic) 

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Obama is Coming! Obama is Coming to Africa!!

 (This week my regular Monday commentary is presented in the form of a “flash drama” on Obama (a sub-genre of theatrical play sometimes described as a “ten minute one-act play”).   The scene is a barbershop somewhere in Africa. Two young African college friends are talking soccer as they await their turn in the barber’s chair. […]

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Breast Cancer foundation for Ethiopian Women formed in Atlanta

Alemtsehay Breast Cancer Foundation (ABC Foundation) is formed in Atlanta on June 15, 2013. The primary objective of this foundation is to provide Ethiopian women living in the US the awareness and support in treating and screening of breast cancer. The foundation will work with different health and humanitarian organizations in United States to help […]

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ENTC Norway chapter Public meeting

ENTC Norway chapter is holding a public meeting on June 22 in Oslo, Norway. Read Details here

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Congressional hearing on Ethiopian to be webcast live today, starting at 10 AM, Washington Time

Click here for live broadcast of hearings on Ethiopia Jun 20, 2013 10:00am Ethiopia After Meles: The Future of Democracy and Human Rights, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations 2172 House Rayburn Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Chairman Smith on the hearing: “Ethiopia is a vital American ally in Africa, but […]

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የቻይኖች የታክስ ማጭበርበር መበራከቱ የንግድ ማኅበረሰቡን አሳሰበ

በ  ብርሃኑ ፈቃደ | ሪፖርተር ጋዜጣ June 19, 2013 ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ኃይለ ማርያም ደሳለኝ ባለፈው ሳምንት በቻይና ጉብኝት አድርገው ነበር፡፡ ቻይና በኢትዮጵያ ብቻ ሳይሆን በአፍሪካ ተፈላጊነቷ እየጨመረ ከመጣባቸው ምክንያቶች ውስጥ ያለፖለቲካዊ ቅድመ ሁኔታና ከጣልቃ ገብነት ነፃ በሆነ መንገድ የምትሰጠው ድጋፍ፣ የምታካሂደው የግንባታ ሥራ እንዲሁም የምትሰጠው የረጅም ጊዜ ብድር ተደማምሮ አጋርነቷን የማይፈልገው አገርም መንግሥትም የለም፡፡ ከዚያም […]

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Seeds of Change in Ethiopia

Organizing the Determined:  Thousands march in the capital by Graham Peebles | Counterpunch.org June 19, 2013 The people of Ethiopia have been suppressed and controlled for generations. Under the current EPRDF government, freedom of expression has been curtailed and an atmosphere of fear and intimidation fostered. Peaceful assembly has not been allowed, contrary to the […]

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የሙስና ምርመራ እየተወሳሰበ ነው

መበላላት እንዳይጀመር ስጋት አለ By Goolgule.com June 18, 2013 በጉምሩክና ገቢዎች ባለስልጣን የተጀመረው የጸረ ሙስና ዘመቻ ተከትሎ እየተካሄደ ያለው ምርመራ እየተወሳሰበ መሔዱ ተሰማ። በከፍተኛ የሙስና ወንጀል የተጠረጠሩ ተከሳሾች የሚሰጡት መረጃ መበላላት ያስነሳል የሚል ፍርሃቻ እያስነሳ ነው። “ሰፈር የለየው” የጸረ ሙስና ዘመቻ የፈጠረው ስጋት የሃይል ሚዛን የያዙትንም ስጋት ውስጥ ከትቷል። በኢትዮጵያ ባለፉት 10 ዓመታት ውስጥ የታየው […]

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ENTC released an open letter to the Norwegian government

ENTC has released an open letter to the Norwegian government. Currently Ethiopian refugees in Norway are in a dire situation related to the country’s policy with the Ethiopian regime. It underscored that Ethiopians are under a brutal dictatorship and Norway should recognize this fact and respond positively to the Ethiopian asylum seekers’ plea. Read the […]

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አቶ ተስፋዬ ኢሬሣ በሙስና ላይ ምስክር ለመሆን ሲዘጋጁ ተገደሉ

ብዙ ሳይታወቅ የተገደሉ ተስፋዬዎች አሉ By Goolgule.com June 17, 2013 በነበራቸው የስራ ሃላፊነት በድብቅ መረጃ ሲያሰባስቡ ቆይተው ለመንግስት ካጋለጡ በኋላ ራሳቸውን ደብቀው የነበሩት አቶ ተስፋዬ ኢሬሣ ምሳ እየተመገቡ ህይወታቸው ማለፉ ተሰማ። አቶ ተስፋዬ ሰኞ ለጸረ ሙስና ኮሚሽን የምስክርነት ቃላቸውን ለመስጠት ከኮሚሽነር አሊ ሱሌማን ጋር ቀጠሮ ይዘው ነበር። በቅርቡ ወደ ፌደራል መንግስት የተዛወሩት የጋምቤላ የቀድሞ ፕሬዚዳንት […]

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World Cup: Fifa investigation puts Ethiopia progress in doubt

Ethiopia’s progress to the final round of African World Cup qualifying is in doubt after Fifa opened disciplinary proceedings  against them on Sunday. By BBC June 16, 2013 Earlier in the day, the East Africans beat South Africa 2-1 in Addis Ababa to seemingly reach the African play-offs. However, they now face accusations they fielded […]

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አገር በቤተሰብ ስትዘረፍ ኢህአዴግ የት ነበር?

አዲስ አበባ የተገተሩት ህንጻዎችስ? By Goolgule.com June 15, 2013 በሙስና ወንጀል ተጠርጥረው በቁጥጥር ስር የዋሉት ባለስልጣናት፣ ባለሃብት፣ ደላሎችና ባለድርጅቶች በልጆቻቸውና በቤተሰቦቻቸው ስም “ዘርፈው አስቀመጡት” የተባለው ንብረታቸውና የባንክ ሂሳባቸው መታገዱ ታወቀ። የዜናውን ይፋ መሆን ተከትሎ አዲስ አበባን ያጥለቀለቋት ህንጻዎችና የንግድ ድርጅቶች ጉዳይ ለምን ዝም ተባሉ የሚል ጥያቄ እየተሰነዘረ ነው። የኢትዮጵያ አትሌቲክስ ፌዴሬሽን ምክትል ፕሬዚዳንት የነበሩት አቶ […]

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Ethiopian Telecom Corporation or Tele-corruporation?

“Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation” (ETC) In August 1998, the World Bank (WB) issued a corruption report on Ethiopia and summarized: In the Government’s view, the following are the major determinants of corruption: a poorly functioning legal and judicial system inconsistent with the 1994 Constitution; an overregulated bureaucracy, emphasising regulation rather than service delivery; a low-paid civil […]

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ENTC finalizes preparation for July Conference on removing and replacing the dictatorship in Ethiopia

ENTC is currently finalizing preparations for the all-inclusive consultative conference on the removal and replacement of the brutal dictatorship regime in Ethiopia. The conference is scheduled from July 1 – 2, and on July 3 and 4, ENTC will hold its annual General Assembly. Click on the links below for more details. Read Press Release […]

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በኩራት ተሞልቼ ሁለንተናዬ ሰማያዊ

ፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ ‹‹በየቀኑ በየቀኑ ሰማያዊዎች አሉኝ›› (ሰማያዊ ወይም “ብሉስ” አፍሮ አሜሪካውያን የሚታወቁበትና ይዘውት የተሰደዱት የንጉርጉሮ ባህላዊ ሙዚቃቸው ነው)  አለ ዘማሪው ቢቢ ኪነግ  በሚወዳት ክራር “ሉሲል” ላይ፡፡ እኔም በየቀኑ በየቀኑ ላለፉት ስምንት ዓመታት የ‹‹193/763 ሰማያዊዎች›› ነበረኝ:: “አስከ 25ኛው ሰአት ድረስ አላቋርጥም ምክኛቱም አሁን የምኖረው በሰማያዊ ተስፋ ላይ ነውና” አለ ዘማሪው ኤሪክ ክላፕተንም!፡፡እኔም […]

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Congressional Hearing on Ethiopia; Berhanu Nega Invited as Witness

SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING NOTICE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WASHINGTON, DC 20515-6128 Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ), Chairman TO: MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS You are respectfully requested to attend an OPEN hearing of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, to be […]

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Ethiopia: Rise of the Blue Cheetahs!

  Just feeling proud and blue all over “Everyday, everyday I have the blues” sang B.B. King on his faithful guitar Lucille. Everyday, everyday for the last eight years I’ve had the blues, the “193/763 Blues”. “Ain’t gonna stop until the twenty-fifth hour, ‘Cause now I’m living on blues power,” belted out Eric Clapton. I […]

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Miseries behind some Ethiopian beauties

By Charles Musonda | Daily Mail (Zambia) June 9, 2013 Ethiopian women are truly among the most beautiful in Africa, so dazzling that few men suppress the urge to take a second look. But behind that beauty lies a barrage of miseries that force them to endure inhumane treatment both at home and abroad, CHARLES […]

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ኢህአዴግ ጣና በለስን ለምን አፈራረሰው? “በሩ ይከፈት፣ በአባይ ጉዳይ አገራዊ አቋም እንያዝ”

“ጣና በለስን አፈራርሶ ያስዘረፈ ፓርቲና አመራሮቹ አሁን አባይን ለመገደብ የተነሱበት መነሻ ለአብዛኛው የኢህአዴግ አባላት እንቆቅልሽ ነው” By Goolgule.com June 7, 2013 በግብጽ ረዳትነት፣ በሱዳን መሪነት መንግስት ለመሆን የበቃው ህወሃት/ኢህአዴግ ግዙፉን የጣና በለስ ፕሮጀክትና ንብረቱ እንዲዘረፍ ያደረገበትን ምክንያት በማንሳት መከራከር እንደሚያስፈልግ ተጠቆመ። የግብጽ ፕሬዚዳንት ሙርሲ እንዳደረጉት በአገር ጉዳይ ሁሉንም ያሳተፈ ግልጽ አቋም እንዲያዝና አጋጣሚውን በመጠቀም ብሔራዊ […]

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voice from the grave

Voice from the grave. By Yilma Bekele Meles Zenawi is dead. Meles Zenawi is alive. I am afraid in our case both statements are true. We saw the tyrant being buried or placed six foot under and the extraordinary sendoff orchestrated by his politburo in living color. The whole country was on stand still for […]

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Ogaden Refugees Fleeing Government Persecution: Voices From Dadaab

June 7, 2013 By Graham Peebles | Eurasiareview.com   The Ethiopian military and paramilitary forces, operating in the Ogaden region of Ethiopia, are, it is alleged, carrying out extra judicial killings and gang rapes; falsely arresting and torturing innocent civilians; looting and destroying villages and crops in a systematic attempt to terrify the people. This […]

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Kerry-ing on with African Dictators

Watching American Diplocrisy at the African Union I enjoy watching American diplomats chilling out and kicking it with African dictators. I like seeing them  kumbaya-ing, back-patting and carrying on. Their body language, more than their forked diplomatic tongue, speaks more honestly and eloquently.  I have learned to take their words with a grain of salt and a […]

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ኢትዮጵያ ተነስታለች !

ፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ እንደ ኢትዮጵያ አቆጣጠር ግንቦት 20 1983 መለስ ዜናዊና ሽምቅ ተዋጊዎቹ ከላሽኒኮቭ ደግነው የጅ ቦንቦች ታጥቀው አዲስ አበባን ወረው ገቡባት፡፡ ወደ ከተማው ሲገቡ ዴሞክራሲን እናመጣለን፤ ከግፈበኛው የወታደራዊ አገዛዝ እንላቅቃለን የሚል ቱልቱላ ነበር ቃል ኪዳናቸው፡፡ የከተማው ነዋሪም በመለስተኛ ጉጉት በተስፋ አስተናገዳቸው፤ ተቀበላቸው፡፡ ላለፉት 17 ዓመታትም በላያቸው ላይ ተጭኖ ከነበረው የጭቆና አገዛዝ […]

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Ethiopia Has Arisen!

 On Ginbot 20,  1983 (Ethiopian calendar; [5/28/1991]), Meles Zenawi and thousands of his guerilla fighters marched into Addis Ababa toting AK-47s, RPGs and hand grenades. They marched into the capital promising democracy, freedom and liberation from a brutal military dictatorship. The people of the capital welcomed them with some anxiety; but they were greatly relieved […]

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As dissatisfaction grows, Samayawi Party stages big demonstrations in Addis

June 2, 2013 Ethiopia’s Smayawi (Blue) Party staged several demonstrations in Addis Ababa today, June 2, 2013.  Demonstrations were held in Arat Kilo, Piassa,  Tewodros Adebabay and Ethio-Cuba Adebabay.  The demonstrators waved placards that demanded justice and freedom.   They also chanted  “Ethiopia Hagerachin” — the famous nationalist rallying cry that translates to “Ethiopia, Our […]

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ENTC Sweden chapter conducted a successful public meeting

ENTC Sweden chapter held a p public meeting in Stockholm. Read the full Report here

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