Monthly Archives: August 2013

Abune Teklehaimanot remembered

Abune Teklehaimanot became the Patriarch of Ethiopia on this date, August 31, 1976. Ethiopian Review posts this article in remembrance of this great Ethiopian religious father. By Dershaye Menberu Abune Teklehaimanot’s name until he became patriarch was Mekuria WoldeMichael. He was born on September 18, 1917, in a small village called Wotebet located in Amanuel […]

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ENTC press release denouncing the recent actions of TPLF/EPRDF

Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has issued a press release denouncing the recent evil plot of TPLF/EPRDF instigating chaos and violence between religions of Ethiopia that have lived in harmony for centuries. Read the statement (pdf)- Amharic Read the statement (pdf) – English

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14 victims of massacre in Kofele, Ethiopia identified

By Getahun Bekele | goolgule.com August 25, 2013 “Wolahi, Wolahi…” swears 85 year old Totolamo village barley farmer and cattle herder Hajji Abdinur Shifa when a reporter asked him if he know  any terrorist hiding in his village. His face looks like a paint of sorrow and grief. His wife affectionately called by the villagers, […]

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Corruption in the Ethiopian JUST US Sector

For the past several months, I have been commenting on the findings of the World Bank’s “Diagnosing Corruption in Ethiopia”, a 448-page report covering eight sectors (health, education, rural water supply, justice, construction, land, telecommunications and mining). In this my sixth commentary, I focus on “corruption in the justice sector”. The other five commentaries are available […]

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TPLF spies stage a drama in Addis

Ethiopia: Police “Discover” Bombs at Busy Market Place By  Getahun Bekle | tesfanews.net August 24, 2013   According to eye witnesses whom the Horn Times spoke to, this pictured police officer first picked the two harmless bombs but a colleague shouted at him to place them back under an Isuzu van reg. number, code 3-73189. […]

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Ethiopian-Americans grateful on 50th Anniversary of March on Washington

  The 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington is an important occasion for all those fighting for freedom.  Ethiopian-Americans have been among the beneficiaries of the struggles waged by Dr. King and the civil rights movement. The ebony kinship that binds Ethiopian-Americans and African-Americans have deep roots.  His Imperial Majesty Haile Sellassie I was […]

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Ethiopia tightens telecom grip: Economist

The government expands the mobile-phone network but tightens its grip The Economist Aug 24th 2013 It’s China calling ETHIOPIA has Africa’s last big telecoms monopoly. The absence of competition has seen a country of more than 80m lag badly behind the rest of the continent in an industry that has generally burgeoned alongside economic growth. […]

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A polio outbreak spreads to Ethiopia

By Steve Baragona | VOA A polio outbreak on the Horn of Africa has spread to Ethiopia. An 18-month-old child in the Warder district of Ethiopia is the country’s first polio case since 2008. Warder district is just across the border from Somalia, where 108 polio cases have been reported this year. Carol Pandak heads […]

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ዋስትናችን እርቅ ብቻ ነው — ኦባንግ

 እኛ የእሳት አደጋ ብርጌድ የለንምና ዋ!! August 19, 2013 እሳት ሲነሳ የመጀመሪያው ተግባር እሳቱን በፍጥነት ማጥፋት ለሚችለው የእሳት አደጋ ብርጌድ መደወል ሲሆን፣ ቀጣዩ ተግባር እሳቱ በተነሳበት አካባቢ ያሉ ነዋሪዎች ነፍስ አትርፈው እሳቱን በተገኘው መንገድ ለማጥፋት መረባረብ ነው። ይህ የተለመደው ተግባር ዛሬ በኢትዮጵያ ስለመስራቱ የአዲሲቷ ኢትዮጵያ የጋራ ንቅናቄ /አኢጋን/ ዋና ዳይሬክትር ስጋት አላቸው። እናም “እኛ የእሳት አደጋ […]

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ENTC’s statement on ESAT conference

  Read PDF here የተከበራችሁ አገር ወዳድ ኢትዮጵያውያን፤ የተለያዩ ድርጅቶች አመራርና አባላት፤ በቅድሚያ ኢሳት ይህንን የመወያያ መድረክ በማዘጋጀቱ በኢትዮጵያ ብሄራዊ የሽግግር ምክር ቤት አባላትና አመራር ስም ምስጋና እናቀርባለን። የአገራችን ሁኔታ ከጊዜ ወደጊዜ እይተባባሰ፤ ጭቆናውና አፈናው፤ የዘር ማድዳቱና ግድያው እየበረታ ህዝባችን በአንባገነኖች ቀንበር እየማቀቀ ይገኛል። የወያኔ ኢህአዴግ ስርዓት መልኩን እየቀያየረ ህዝብን ረግጦ ሌላ 22 አመትና ከዚያም […]

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Is America Disinventing Human Rights?

   In his 1981 farewell speech, President Jimmy Carter said, “America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense, it is the other way round. Human rights invented America.” In a New York Times op-ed piece in June 2012, Carter cautioned, “At a time when popular revolutions are sweeping the globe, the United […]

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‘Salat Man’ is symbol of resistance for Muslims in Ethiopia

Similar to China’s ‘Tank Man,’ Ethiopia’s ‘Salat Man’ could prove to be a memorable symbolic icon By Mohammed Ademo | Aljazeera.com August 14, 2013   The appeal of non-violence as a means of social transformation is almost universal. Few deny its awesome power when unleashed with discipline. However, in the face of an impeding danger, […]

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Massacre in Egypt

Dozens Dead as Egyptian Forces Commit 3rd Mass Killing of Pro-Morsi Demonstrators Democracynow.org August 14, 2013     Security forces have committed a new mass killing of Muslim Brotherhood demonstrators supporting the ousted president, Mohamed Morsi. Dozens of people have been reportedly killed in raids on two pro-Morsi encampments in Cairo. Alastair Beach, Cairo correspondent […]

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Haile Mariam Desalegn: A man of faith in the service of the unfaithful

      By all accounts, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Haile Mariam Desalegn is a devout Christian who does not share the anti-religious fervor of Ethiopia’s ruling Tigrai People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).  Haile Mariam is a member of the Protestant Apostolic Church of Ethiopia, an “only Jesus” denomination that does not believe in the Trinity. Mr. […]

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State-sponsored terrorism against Ethiopian Muslims must stop: Obang Metho

By Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE) August 8, 2013 “Any violence at the hands of the TPLF/EPRDF or others, resulting in injury or murder, that is directed at unarmed, peaceful protesters may be considered acts of terrorism against the Ethiopian civilians. Those individuals involved, both those giving the orders and those executing them, […]

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Ethiopian Development Destroying Lives

Consequences of Globalization By Graham Peebles | Counterpunch.org August 9, 2013 In many parts of the world development has become an invisible cloak under which all manner of “state sponsored” atrocities and human rights violations are being committed. Married to growth, development has been (largely) reduced to economic advancement – meaning maximizing Gross National Product […]

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Dishonor Among African Elections Thieves

   Unfree and Unfair Elections in Zimbabwe Zimbabwe had its presidential elections last week. Elections as in rigged. Robert Mugabe, the senile octogenarian and the only president since Zimbabwe gained independence in 1980,  “won” for the seventh time by 61 percent of the vote. His Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU–PF) clinched a […]

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ENTC issued a Press Release denouncing the ongoing massacre in Ethiopia

ENTC has issued a press release denouncing the recent massacre of our Muslim brothers and sisters in Arsi region and the ongoing brutal crimes of the TPLF/EPRDF regime around Addis Ababa and other cities. Read the Statement – Amharic Read the Statement – English

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Troops attack Muslims throughout Ethiopia on Eid Al- Fitr holiday – audio report

Government hospitals in Addis Ababa reportedly refuse to treat the wounded. August 8, 2013 Troops loyal to Ethiopia’s ruling Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) launched a concerted attack against Ethiopian Muslims celebrating the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. A pregnant woman is among those reported dead. The number of those killed and wounded […]

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The World’s 11 deadliest leaders of the past 100 years

By Earthling Concerned with some revision by Ethiopian Review. It was originally posted in 2009, but the list will remain be relevant for years and generations to come. Below is a list of the most destructive world leaders in the last 100 years. I got most of the numbers from here and if you want […]

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ENTC Consultative conference on transitional government – video

The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has released the video of the consultative conference that was held July 2-3. The conference was focusing on the process of removal of the brutal dictatorial regime in Ethiopia and replacing it with an all-inclusive transitional government. The conference jump started the critical issue of the process of the […]

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Chinese telecom giant Huawei active in espionage; collaborates with African dictators

Is Huawei wiring Africa for surveillance? Or just for money? By John Reed | Foreign Policy Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei may have been all-but-barred from doing business in the U.S. over allegations that it’s basically an intelligence agency masquerading as a tech business. In Africa, however, Huawei is thriving. From Cairo to Johannesburg, the Chinese […]

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Ripple of Hope v. Audacity of Hope

The man who would be president In June 1966, Senator Robert Kennedy (RFK) visited South Africa and delivered a speech at the University of Cape Town on the occasion of the annual Day of Affirmation organized by the National Union of South African Students. RFK’s  “Day of Affirmation” speech was uplifting, inspiring and emboldening especially considered […]

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Devil Incarnate: TPLF and its historic venom against Christian & Muslim Ethiopians

TPLF:  Who were they then? Who are they now? August 4, 2013   Gebremedhin Araya, a former top leader of the Tigrai People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), details the violence this rogue group directed in its early days against Ethiopia’s two prominent religions, Christianity and Islam.  Ignorance, greed and the lust for power sprinkled with shallow […]

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ከ ድሪምላይነር ወደ ቅዥት ላይነር — የኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ አበሳ

አየር መንገድ በድሪምላይነር አውሮፕላን ሳቢያ ገቢው ቀንሷል ዮሐንስ  አንበርብር  |  ሪፖርተር  ጋዜጣ July 31, 2013 የኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ ከቦይንግ ኩባንያ በቅርቡ ከተረከባቸው ዘመናዊዎቹ አራት ድሪምላይነር አውሮፕላኖች መካከል በአንዱ ላይ በእንግሊዝ ለንደን አውሮፕላን ማረፊያ በቆመበት በደረሰበት ችግር ምክንያት፣ በአየር መንገዱ እንቅስቃሴና ገቢ ላይ ጉዳት ማድረሱን ዋና ሥራ አስፈጻሚው አስታወቁ፡፡   ዋና ሥራ አስፈጻሚው አቶ ተወልደ ገብረ […]

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Eskinder’s Wail from the Gulag irks ‘Tyrants on the Throne’

At a time when patriotic Ethiopians like Eskinder Nega are languishing in Gulag-style prisons for exercising their rights to express their opinions, those of us living beyond Woyane’s reach are blessed with the freedom to read books that stimulate the mind, shed light on our rich heritage, expose the treasonous policies of the Woyane regime […]

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Ethiopia: Lives for Land in Gambella

Donor duplicity and complicity in Ethiopian government crimes By Graham Peebles | Counterpunch.org August 2, 2013 “Three quarters of worldwide land acquisitions have taken place in Sub-Saharan Africa, where poverty ridden and economically vulnerable countries (many run by governments with poor human rights records) are ‘encouraged’ to attract foreign investment by donor partners and their […]

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በሀገራችን በአስደንጋጭ ሁኔታ በመስፋፋት ላይ ያለው ግብረሰዶማዊነትና ሴራው

አምሳሉ ገ/ኪዳን አርጋው | ጎልጉል  ድረገድ July 24, 2013   ከቅርብ ጊዜያት ወዲህ አስቀድሞ የተናቁና የተዘነጉ አንዳንድ ዘመን አመጣሽ ከባዕድ የገቡ ችግሮች እጅግ አሳሳቢ አደጋ እየጋረጡ እንደመጡ በተለይ በዚህ ወቅት በግልጽ ዕየታዩ ነው፡፡ ነገር ግን ሁኔታው ቀስ እያለ የሞቀና እያላመደ የተባባሰ የመባባስም ባሕርይ ስላለው የህልውና አደጋ የመጋረጥ ደረጃ (boiling point) ሲደርስ ሁሉ እዛ ደረጃ መድረሱን […]

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