Monthly Archives: July 2013

ለዚህ መንግሥት ታላቅ ክብር አለኝ — ሻለቃ ሃይሌ ገ/ሥላሴ

By Goolgule.com July 24, 2013   የዛሬ 10 ወር የሻለቃ ሃይሌ ገ/ሥላሴ ወደ ፖለቲካ የመምጣት ሁኔታን አስመልክቶ ጎልጉል የድረገጽ ጋዜጣ ሃተታ አቅርቦ ነበር፡፡ (እዚህ ላይ ይመልከቱት) ሰሞኑን አትሌቱ ወደ ፖለቲካው የመግባት ፍላጎቱንና “በምርጫ” ለመወዳደር መፈለጉ ብዙ እየተባለበት ይገኛል፡፡ ከዚህ አንጻር አሁን ላለው ሁኔታ ግንዛቤ ይሰጣል በማለት ከዚህ በፊት ያቀረብነውን ሃተታ በድጋሚ አትመነዋል፡፡ “ለኢትዮጵያ የጥምር መንግስት […]

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ጴጥሮስ ያቺን ቃል!

By Goolgule.com July 30, 2013 “ፋሺስቶች ያገራችንን አርበኞች ሽፍታ ቢሏቸው እውነት እንዳይመስላችሁ፡፡ ሸፍታ ማለት ያለ አገሩ መጥቶ የሰውን አገር የሚወር ይህ በመካከላችሁ መጥቶ የቆመ አረመኔው የኢጣሊያ ፋሺስት ነው፡፡ የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ ለእርሱ እንዳይገዛ ውጉዝ ነው፡፡ የኢትዮጵያ መሬት እንዳትቀበለው የተገዘተች ትሁን፡፡” አቡነ ጴጥሮስ፡፡   ዛሬ ሐምሌ 22 ቀን ጀግናው ሰማዕት አቡነ ጴጥሮስ በግፍ የተገደሉበት ቀን ነው፡፡ እኒህ […]

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Why develop your English speaking and writing skills

English becomes language of the world for problem solving as 2 billion people around the world are tying to learn it. If you don’t want to be left behind, develop your English language. Watch the video below about Englishmania in China.

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Power Africa? Empower Africans!

Power, power, power… When President Obama recently visited Africa, he announced a “Power Africa” initiative.  In his Cape Town University speech, he proclaimed, “I am proud to announce a new initiative. We’ve been dealing with agriculture.  We’ve been dealing with health. Now we’re going to talk about power: Power Africa, a new initiative that will double […]

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Woyanne’s Anti-Ethiopianism and the Italo-Ethiopian War

The history of Ethiopia is replete with contradictions and paradoxes. There are accounts galore of heroism and meekness, patriotism and treachery, devotion and apathy, and, above all, fear of God and acts of brutality in that ancient country. These chronicles may help provide clues about the root causes of the Woyane anti-Ethiopia schema and the […]

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Pentagon to Ethiopians: your suffering is not important to us

Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter Discusses Security Partnership With Leaders in Ethiopia By Cheryl Pellerin | American Forces Press Service ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 25, 2013 – Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with senior government and military leaders here to discuss the U.S.-Ethiopia security partnership and shared interests in East African security challenges, Pentagon […]

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Letter From Ethiopia’s Gulag: New York Times features Eskinder Nega

By Eskinder Nega | The New York Times July 24, 2013 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — I AM jailed, with around 200 other inmates, in a wide hall that looks like a warehouse. For all of us, there are only three toilets. Most of the inmates sleep on the floor, which has never been swept. About […]

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ESFNA festival is testimony to a new, united Ethiopia: Obang

The 30th anniversary celebration of the annual Ethiopian soccer and cultural festival that just concluded in Washington  is a rejection of division along ethnic lines and an affirmation of Ethiopian unity and nationalism. “I saw Ethiopians, who did not know the tribe, region, religion or political view of others around them, treating  others with respect, […]

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Ethiopian Muslims to hold a worldwide protest rally on Friday, July 26

(PRESS RELEASE) — The Ethiopian government is treading in narrow and treacherous waters replete with religious identities. It is breaching international covenants with regard to freedom of religion by engaging in the religious persecution of the Muslims who are half of its citizens.  Its egregious acts are: 1) importing from Lebanon an alien ideology (Al-Ahbash) […]

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For the 2nd time in a week, fire breaks out on Ethiopian Airlines

By Sudan Tribune July 18, 2013 Addis Ababa– An Ethiopian Airline plane from the capital Addis Ababa to the northern tourist town of Axum was forced to make a rough landing on Wednesday after its smoke sensors went off minutes before landing, an airline official told Sudan Tribune. The plane, a Bombardier Q400 with 78 […]

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Deconstructing Construction Corruption in Ethiopia

 In my fifth commentary on corruption in Ethiopia this year, I focus on the construction sector. The other commentaries are available at my blogsite. The cancer of corruption in the construction sector the World Bank (WB) documented in its “Diagnosing Corruption in Ethiopia” is just as malignant and metastatic as in the land, education and telecommunications sectors. […]

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US Deputy Defense Secretary Travels to Israel, Ethiopia

By Cheryl Pellerin | American Forces Press Service July 20, 2013       ABOARD A MILITARY AIRCRAFT, July 20, 2013 – Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter began a weeklong trip today that will take him first to Israel and then to Uganda and Ethiopia in sub-Saharan Africa. During Carter’s first official trip to Israel […]

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The Grand Scam: Spinning Egypt’s Military Coup

By  Esam Al-Amin | counterpunch.org July 21, 2013 Every coup d’état in history begins with a military General announcing the overthrow and arrest of the country’s leader, the suspension of the constitution, and the dissolution of the legislature. If people resist, it turns bloody. Egypt is no exception. As the dust settles and the fog […]

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The last Ethiopian standing.

The last Ethiopian standing. By Yilma Bekele That is exactly what I feel like now. Who died and left me with this burden is not clear to me but believe me I feel like I am all alone and it is up to me to carry the flag and sing the national anthem. This business […]

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BBC reports on the shocking treatment of Ethiopian refugees in Yemen

By Yalda Hakim | BBC News July 18, 2013 Click here for the full story:   Ethiopian migrants tell of torture and rape in Yemen

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UK colludes with Ethiopian officials to steal aid to the poor: The Telegraph

British aid money flows into offshore fund By Robert Mendick | The Telegraph July 7, 2013 More than £160 million of British foreign aid is being channelled through an offshore investment fund used to buy Boeing jets for an African airline and other big business deals. The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) has received funding […]

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ኢህአዴግ በሩን እንዲከፍት የዓለም ባንክ አዘዘ

የማነቂያው ገመድ ከርሯል፤ “ትግሉ ይቀጥላል” ኦባንግ ሜቶ By Goolgule.com July 18, 2013 ኢህአዴግ ለሚገዛት ኢትዮጵያ ከፍተኛ መጠን ያለው ዕርዳታ የሚሠጠው የዓለም ባንክ፤ ለዕርዳታና ልማት የሚልከው ገንዘብ ኢህአዴግ የሕዝቡን ሰብዓዊ መብት ለመጣስ ተጠቅሞበታል በሚል ሙሉ ምርመራ እንዲካሄድ አዘዘ፡፡ የባንኩ ውሳኔ ኢህአዴግን የማነቂያው ገመድ እንደሚያከረው ተገለጸ፡፡ የአዲሲቷ ኢትዮጵያ የጋራ ንቅናቄ ዋና ዳይሬክተር አቶ ኦባንግ ሜቶ በተለይ ለጎልጉል […]

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World Bank to investigate Ethiopia’s use of loans to abuse human rights

World Bank Board approves investigation into allegations of bankrolling human rights abuses in Ethiopia July 16, 2013   The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a full investigation into whether the Bank has breached its policies in Ethiopia and contributed to a government program of forced population transfers known as ‘villagization.’  The Bank’s […]

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Fingerprints of International Aid on Forced Relocation, Repression, and Human Rights Abuse in Ethiopia

July 17, 2013 By the Oakland Institute OAKLAND, CA—Two new reports from the Oakland Institute, Development Aid to Ethiopia: Overlooking Violence, Marginalization, and Political Repression and Ignoring Abuse in Ethiopia: DFID and USAID in the Lower Omo Valley, show how Western development assistance is supporting forced evictions and massive violations of human rights in Ethiopia. […]

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Today’s Ethiopia is colonized by foreign aid – Alex Martinez, Sanford University

EDITOR’S NOTE: Stanford University grad Alex Martinez concludes after visiting Ethiopia and working with USAID for over a month that Ethiopia, a country that has never been colonized, is now a colony of foreign aid. The architect of such colonization is the TPLF junta and its former leader, the late dictator Meles Zenawi, who was […]

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Exponential Population Growth and Carrying Capacity of the Ethiopian Economy

By Tsegaye Tegenu, PhD On July 5, 2013 the Central Statistical Agency of Ethiopia announced that the Ethiopian population has reached 86 million people. Seizing the occasion I would like to warn about the consequences of exponential population growth in Ethiopia. The mathematics and context of exponential population growth in Ethiopia signals alarm about an […]

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Ethiopia’s Fragmented Elites: Origins and Syndromes

By Messay Kebede One question that regularly and intensely consumes the mind of many Ethiopians is the question of knowing why Ethiopian elites are unable to work together. Especially those opposing the TPLF regime, even though they are well aware that the regime is their common enemy, invariably prove unable to agree on a common […]

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ENTC spreading its message in Ethiopia

While the Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) was hosting a consultative conference on transitional government during the first week of July 2013, its chapters in Ethiopia were busy spreading the organization’s message. Watch Clip here

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Thus spoke Eskinder, the drum major for Ethiopian democracy

By Alemayehu Gebremariam Still drumming for democracy Eskinder Nega is still drumming for democracy in Ethiopia. From inside the belly of the infamous Meles Zenawi Prison in Kality, just outside the capital Addis Ababa. Until recently, Eskinder was in solitary confinement. He was allowed to see only his wife and son and a couple of […]

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Obama laying the foundations of a fearful and dehumanized America: Financial Times

The US leader’s successors will be able to target anyone By Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick | Financial Times July 10, 2013   On the campaign trail, Barack Obama lambasted the policies of George W Bush that had made the US an international pariah – war and contempt for human rights. For us, part of […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Tower in the Sky by Hiwot Teffera

By Selam Beyene, PhD Following the publication of Hiwot Teffera’s widely acclaimed book, Tower in the Sky (AAU Press, 2012), several reviews have been posted in the Internet and other media, both by government propagandists [1] and others in the Diaspora and elsewhere, see, e.g., [2] and [3]. In this commentary we provide a brief […]

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Proving them wrong – the Ethiopian way.

Proving them wrong – the Ethiopian way. By Yilma Bekele They say all kinds of bad stuff about us. It is said so many times and so often some of us start to believe the lie. That is always the problem with being lied to. I am sure by now Woyanes are drunk with their […]

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Bloomberg: Fire on Ethiopian Airlines Dreamliner “Highly Significant”

By Businessweek.com July 12, 2013 Mary Schiavo, a former U.S. Transportation Department inspector general, talks about a fire at London’s Heathrow airport today involving a Boeing Co. 787 jet operated by Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise. A second Dreamliner, operated by Thomson Airways Ltd., was forced to abandon a trip with technical issues after takeoff from Manchester, […]

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Ethiopia: We will continue flying Boeing 787s inspite of fire

Heathrow fire: Ethiopia Dreamliner fleet to stay flying By BBC July 13, 2013 Smoke was detected from the aircraft after it had been parked at Heathrow for more than eight hours Ethiopian Airlines says it is to continue operating its fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners after one caught fire at London’s Heathrow airport on Friday. […]

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What Different Languages Think Different Animals Sound Like

By Casey Chan | Gizmodo.com July 9, 2013 Hello. Hola. Bonjour. Ni Hao. We all say things differently because each language has their own words. Like, duh. But what about how different languages think animals sound? We’re not exactly saying words as much as we are simply enunciating simple sounds and yet, different languages have […]

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US appoints career diplomat Patricia Haslach as new ambassador to Ethiopia

By Matt Bewig | allgov.com July 29, 2013     The next ambassador to the northeast African nation of Ethiopia, which was the only African nation to successfully maintain its independence during the Age of Empire, will be Patricia Haslach. If confirmed by the Senate, Haslach would succeed Donald Booth, who served in Addis Ababa […]

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The plight of the Ogaden

Walking From the Ogaden:  Seeking Peace in Dadaab by Graham Peebles | Counterpunch.org July 9, 2013 Many people living outside Africa, most perhaps, have never heard of the Ogaden (or Somali) region of Ethiopia, they know nothing of the murders rapes and destruction that the ethnic Somali’s allege are taking place there. We all have […]

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ENTC press release about the July 2013 conference on the process of formation of transitional government

Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has released a Press Release on the July 2-3 consultative conference on the process of formation of transitional government after removing the brutal regime. Read the Press Release – Amharic Read the Press Release – English

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Obama came and saw but did he conquer Africa?

Alemayehu G Mariam (This week my regular Monday commentary is presented for the second time 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 first “act” of this “flash drama” was presented in my June 23 commentary, “Obama is Coming! Obama is Coming to […]

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ENTC report on the July 2-3 conference on the process of formation of transitional government

ENTC has released the report on the July 2-3 consultative conference on the process of formation of transitional government after removing the brutal regime. Read the report – Amharic    (PDF) Read the report – English     (PDF)

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ENTC – Ato Sileshi Tilahun’s interview on VOA

ENTC conducted a successful consultative conference July 2-3 on the process of the removal of the oppressive Ethiopian regime and replacing it with an all-inclusive transitional government. Listen to the VOA interview with Ato Sileshi Tilahun (Afe Gubae) below as aired today. Listen to the VOA interview here

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The July 2013 conference on Ethiopian transitional government concluded with agreements on key points

The two-day conference that was convened by the Ethiopian National Transitional Conference (ENTC) in Washington DC to discuss the formation of an all inclusive Ethiopian transitional government has been adjourned on July 3 after participants agreeing on major issues and to take the next step in the process. The conference was attended by Ethiopians representing […]

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The Oromo issue on Al Jazeera

The Oromo issue on Al Jazeera. By Yilma Bekele There was a half hour discussion on the Oromo issue in Ethiopia on Al Jazeera Television Network. It was one of those situations where you go ‘what just happened’ after an experience that leaves you confused and dumbfounded when it is over. As an Ethiopian I […]

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Conference on Ethiopian transitional government formation – Day 2 Update

The historic conference called by the Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) to discuss the removal of the Woyanne junta in Ethiopia and replacement with an all-inclusive transitional government is in its second day of session. Today’s session will follow up on a successful meeting yesterday where participants laid out the need for transition from dictatorship […]

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Commercial Colonisation of Africa

By Graham Peebles |Nationofchange.org June 28, 2013 Driven overwhelmingly by self-interest and profit, the current crop of “investors” differ little from their colonial ancestors. The New Wild West Dancing to the tune of their corporate benefactors, governments of the ruling G8 countries are enacting complex agriculture agreements delivering large tracts of prime cut African soil […]

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Conference on Ethiopian transitional government formation underway in Washington DC – update

UPDATE: July 2, 2013, 8:00 PM Today’s session has ended with presentations by Dr Messay Kebede and Wzr. Lemlem Tsegaw in the afternoon. Tomorrow morning, representatives from various organizations will present their proposals and share their ideas on removing and replacing the Woyanne junta. In the afternoon, there will be an open discussion. Video of […]

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Ethiopia’s world cup hopes dim as FIFA imposes penalty

Ethiopia stripped of qualifying win By Al_jazeera.com July 2, 2013   Ethiopia were stripped of three points in World Cup qualifying by FIFA on Monday for fielding an ineligible player in a game against Botswana, handing South Africa a lifeline for next year’s tournament in Brazil. FIFA said Ethiopia forfeited their 2-1 win in Botswana […]

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