Monthly Archives: October 2013

ENTC Radio Program – Week 4

Listen to ENTC weekly radio program – Week 4 Listen Here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363

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ኢትዮጵያ- የፖሊስ መንግስት ያንሰራፋባት ሀገር

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረ ማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሀገሬ የኢትዮጵያ ፌዴራላዊ ዴሞክራሲያዊ ሪፑብሊክ ህገመንግስት በህግ ከለላ ጥላ በቁጥጥር ስር የሚውሉ ዜጎችን አስመልክቶ የሚከተሉትን መብቶች ያጎናጽፋል፡፡“በህግ ከለላ ጥላ በቁጥጥር ስር የዋለ ማንኛውም ሰው በህግ አግባብ መብቱ ተጠብቆ ይያዛል፡፡ ማንኛውም ሰው በሀሰት ለመረጃ ጠቀሜታ ተብሎ በማስገደድ እንዲያምን  ወይም የተባለውን እንዲቀበል አይገደድም፡፡ ማንኛውም በማስገደድ የተገኘ መረጃ ተቀባይነት አይኖረውም፡፡“ ይላል አንቀጽ […]

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Hundreds of Ethiopians are stranded at the Saudi – Yemen border (photo)

This Reuters photo shows hundreds of Ethiopians who are stranded on the Saudi Arabia – Yemen boarder. These young Ethiopian men and women find themselves in such condition because they were unable to support themselves and their family in their own country.

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Ethnic Politics and Individual Rights: An Alternative Vision for Ethiopia Messay Kebede

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain government.” Patrick Henry The prevailing assumption, which originates from the ideologues of ethnic politics, is that identity politics is a direct consequence of social inequalities resulting from the political or/and economic marginalization of […]

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Ethiopia: Confessions of a Police State

The trashing of constitutional rights   The Ethiopian Constitution guarantees, “Persons arrested have the right to remain silent. Persons arrested shall not be compelled to make confessions or admissions which could be used in evidence against them. Any evidence obtained under coercion shall not be admissible.” (Article 19(2)(5).) In reality, this guarantee is not worth […]

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ONLF warns foreign oil companies operating in Ogaden

(OgadenToday)- Information Bureau of Ogaden National Liberation Front, ONLF a group fighting for the Self-determination of Ogaden Region in eastern Ethiopia has warned on Sunday the Foreign oil companies interested in Ogaden Region. According to ONA, Ogaden News Agency the ONLF has warned several times for the oil companies but ignored the threats. It is […]

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Woyanne dam scam failed in Los Angeles – update

Woyannes (members of the ruling party in Ethiopia) by nature are among the most stupid creatures in the world. Why else would they come to the Diaspora to try to collect money from the same people they have forced into exile? And they do it over and over again even though every time they try, […]

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Cultural shock and Depression in the U.S. Ethiopian community

By Hiyawkal Gizachew The things that people value in their life really depend upon many cultural factors. For example, age, family, education, religion, nationality, and personal experiences will influence the things we hold dear. Our identities are formed in our culture. It then stands to reason, that migrating to a different culture may cause someone […]

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Ethiopians in Los Angeles organize to stop fund raising for Nile dam scam

Today, Saturday, representatives of the Woyanne junta will try to hold an illegal fund raising event for Nile dam project scam in Torrance, California, a suburb of Los Angeles. Patriotic Ethiopians are also getting organized to stop them. Join them at: Torrance Cultural Arts Center 3330 Civic Center Drive Torrance, CA 90503 Date: Saturday October […]

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Polio virus returns to Ethiopia

Six cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) have been confirmed in Ethiopia, two in the past week beginning 14 October 2013. Prior to the current outbreak, Ethiopia had been wild poliovirus-free since 2008… [Read the rest]

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Only 29 percent of Ethiopian women can read and write – World Economic Forum

Ethiopian under the Woyanne junta continues to rank at the bottom among other nations in every development scale. Most Ethiopians live under obscene poverty where children in the capital city scavenge for food in trash dumps. In this information age, only 1 percent of Ethiopians have access to computer, and Ethiopia ranks 135th out of […]

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ENTC commentary on current situation

ENTC’s commentary that aired on its weekly radio: Read (Pdf)

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በአፍሪካ ውስጥ በቅዠት የሚባንኑት እነማን ይሆኑ ?

ፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ ታላላቅ የአፍሪካ መሪዎች ህልም አላቸው፡፡ ቀሪዎቹ በቅዠት የተሞሉ ናቸው፡፡ በቅርቡ የአፍሪካ መሪዎች ቢያንስ በአፍሪካ ህብረት ስልጣን ያላቸውና የእነርሱ ጋሻ ጃግሬዎች ስለህግ ልዕልና፣ ስለዘር ማደን (ማሳደድ) የማያቋርጡ አስደንጋጭ የቅዠት ሪፖርቶች በገፍ እያቀረቡ ነው:: ቅዠታቸዉም የፍትህ ጎራዴ ስያሳድዳቸው በላብ ተጠምቀው ከንቅልፍ ይነቃሉ:: ፕሬዚዳንት ኡሁሩ ኬንያታ እንደ ታይም መጽሔት አገላለጽ “የኬንያውአንደኛ ሀብታም […]

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Ethiopian girl in Lebanon died after the Ethiopian embassy refused to help her (photo)

The Ethiopian girl shown in the photo below has died of injuries sustained in a car accident in Beirut, Lebanon. Witnesses say that she could have survived the injuries had she been given the necessary medical care, but the Ethiopian embassy in Lebanon refused to help her.

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The staggering riches of Ethiopia’s “rulers”

When Ethiopian Review released its list of the 2013 Top 10 Richest Ethiopians last week, some people have found the figures hard to believe — and understandably so. Even those who know about the level of corruption in Ethiopia doubt that Azeb Mesfin, for example, has a net worth of $4 billion. An American friend […]

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ENTC Radio Program – Week 3

Listen to ENTC weekly radio program – Week 3 Listen Here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363

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The Oct. 13 terrorist bomb explosion in Ethiopia was planted by the regime – witnesses

Ethiopian Review has confirmed from multiple witnesses that the Oct. 13, 2013, alleged terrorist bomb explosion in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa was planted by the regime. According to our sources, the night before the explosion, two dead bodies were taken by TPLF security agents from Menilik Hospital and placed inside the house where the explosion […]

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Ethiopia’s jailed journalists seek international support – The Hindu

(THE HINDU) – In 2011, Ms. Reeyot Alemu was arrested and charged with conspiring, with journalist Woubshet Taye and exiled opposition activist Elias Kifle, to attack critical telecommunication and electrical infrastructure like telephone and electricity cables. Mr. Sileshi said he was held without charge for 3 months in a bid to make him testify against […]

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Who’s Having “Nightmares” in Africa?

Great African leaders have dreams. The rest have nightmares. Recently, African leaders, at least those at the helm of the African Union and their flunkies, have been reporting endlessly recurring ghastly nightmares of Lady Justice “race hunting” them with scales in one hand and a sword in the other. President Uhuru Kenyatta, described by Time […]

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Abuse by minority regime forcing Ethiopians to turn to human traffickers: Obang

“As Europe struggles to respond to the growing number of African migrants, root causes should not be ignored. In the case of Ethiopia, one of the largest refugee-sending countries in Africa, what are the conditions that compel Ethiopians to take such life-threatening risks? Are there humane and sustainable solutions for receiving countries beyond simply coping? […]

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ያለም አቀፉ ወጀል ፍርድ ቤት ምስክር

ፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ የስሱ ብርጌድ የደቦ ፍርጠጣ ጥረት የአፍሪካ አንድነት (እኔ ለማስረዳት የተገደድኩበት አሳፋሪው ከሮም ስምምነት ፍርጠጣ) ‹‹የደቦ የማስፈራራት ሕብረት›› ከሸፈ፡፡ ‹‹አሰቸኳዩ  ልዩ ስብሰባ›› ‹‹አ አ ከዓለም አቀፍ የወንጀለኞች ችሎት ጋር ያለው ግንኙነትያከትማል ብለው ያሰቡትና ሴራውን የፈተሉት ባለስላጣናት፤ ‹‹ከተባበሩት መንግስታት የፀፅታ ካውንስል ጋር ውይይት ለማድረግ በሚል እሳቤ በኬንያው ፕሬዜዳንትና  ምክትል ፕሬዜዳንት  እንዲሁም […]

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Top 10 Richest Ethiopians in 2013

Ethiopia is among the top ten poorest countries in the world. The primary reason for Ethiopia’s abject poverty is the vampire political leadership that is sucking the life blood of the country. One of the signs that Ethiopian politicians are some of the most corrupt in the world is the kind of wealth they have […]

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Ethiopian regime subjects political detainees to torture and other ill-treatment – HRW

A 70-page report released today by the Human Rights Watch documents serious human rights abuses, unlawful interrogation tactics, and poor detention conditions in Ethiopia Central Prison (Maekelawi). Those detained in Maekelawi include scores of opposition politicians, journalists, protest organizers, and alleged supporters of ethnic insurgencies. Human Rights Watch interviewed more than 35 former Maekelawi detainees […]

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Up to 680,000 people are enslaved in Ethiopia – a new study

A new study released by Walk Free Foundation has disclosed that up to 680,000 people are living in slave-like conditions in Ethiopia. Read the study here. The Global Slavery Index provides a ranking of 162 countries, reflecting a combined measure of three factors: estimated prevalence of modern slavery by population, a measure of child marriage, […]

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FIFA latest ranking: Ethiopia 95th

FIFA World Ranking -Oct 2013 Rank Team Pts +/- Pos 1 Spain 1513 0 2 Germany 1311 1 3 Argentina 1266 -1 4 Colombia 1178 1 5 Belgium 1175 1 6 Uruguay 1164 1 7 Switzerland 1138 7 8 Netherlands 1136 1 8 Italy 1136 -4 10 England 1080 7 11 Brazil 1078 -3 12 […]

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Ethiopian cancer awareness conference in Atlanta

The Ethiopian Community Center in Atlanta is hosting Ethiopian cancer awareness conference in Atlanta on Nov. 3, 2013. See the poster below for more info:

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Woyanne cadres cause violence at a London Ethiopian church (video)

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Woyanne junta’s acts of division and sabotage are not limited to Ethiopia. Their cadres in the Diaspora, who have been granted political asylum in the West by claiming that they were abused by Woyanne, are actively working to infiltrate Ethiopian institutions that are established by exiled Ethiopians. One of their biggest targets […]

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ለአፍሪካ ፈላጭ ቆራጭ ገዢዎች ፍትሕ አይቀሬ ናት

ፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ ማስታወሻ ለአንባቢው፡፡ ባለፈው ሳምንት ሐተታዬ ‹‹የዘር አደን›› በሚል አሉባልታዊ ክስ  የዓለም አቀፉ የወንጀለኞች ፍርድ ቤት በተሰነዘረበት ክስ ደግፌው ተሟግቼለታለሁ፡፡ በዚህም ሳምንት ድጋፌን በመቀጠል እነዚህ ፈላጭ ቆራጭ ገዢዎች የፈጠሙትን ግፍና በደል ጭቆና በመዘርዘር ራሳቸውን ነጻ በማድረግ የአይ ሲ ሲን (የኣለም ወንጀለኛ ፍርድ ቤት) ስም በማብጠልጠልና የቆመለትን ዓላማ የሳተ በማስመሰል ገዢዎችና […]

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Africa’s journalists honor jailed Ethiopian editor Woubshet Taye

(CPJ) – Journalists and media owners across Africa gave Ethiopian journalist Woubshet Taye a standing ovation in Cape Town on Saturday night at the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards 2013, but he wasn’t there to see it. Instead his wife and son accepted the Free Press Award on his behalf. Presenting the award to Berhane Tesfaye and the couple’s not-quite-five-year-old […]

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ENTC Radio program – Week 2

Listen to ENTC weekly radio programs – Week 2 Listen Here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363

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American Embassy issues a message to U.S. citizens in Ethiopia

(US EMBASSY, ADDIS ABABA) – Subsequent to the Emergency Message posted below, the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa became aware of a Twitter message from Al-Shabaab claiming credit for the October 13 bombing in Addis Ababa and also claiming that two additional bombs were planted on Churchill Road and in the Piazza region of Addis […]

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The AU’s Mass Treaty-cide Brinksmanship

  Charge of the light brigade The African Union’s threatened “mass treaty-cide” (a phrase I am compelled to coin to describe the bizarre threatened walkout on the Rome Statute) fizzled out. Those who predicted the “extraordinary  summit” on the “AU’s relation with the International Criminal Court” (ICC) would end in a big bang were pleasantly […]

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Bomb blast reported in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is more likely the work of Ethiopia’s ruling party TPLF that is known for planting bombs and and blaming it on opposition groups, as a U.S. diplomatic dispatch in Wikileaks revealed. (Reuters) – A bomb blast in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa killed two people on Sunday, state radio said. There was […]

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ENTC announces preparations for the 2nd conference on Transitional Government formation

ENTC announced today in its press release that preparations are underway for the second all-inclusive consultative conference on the process of the formation of Transitional Government in Ethiopia. Read the statement in   Amharic    English  

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Eritreans are taking to the seas because of worsening conditions at home – ECONOMIST

Some 30,000 people reached Italy illegally in boats in the first nine months of 2013, three times as many as in the whole of 2012, according to Frontex, the European Union’s border agency. Many hail from Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia, three countries in varying stages of civil strife. But the largest batch came from Eritrea, […]

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Ethiopian cancer awareness conference in Atlanta

The Ethiopian Community Center in Atlanta is hosting Ethiopian cancer awareness conference in Atlanta on Nov. 3, 2013. See the poster below for more info:

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12 leaders and members of Ethiopian opposition Semayawi Party arrested

The regime in Ethiopia has detained the following leaders and members of Semayawi Party, a leading opposition group, yesterday as they left the Party’s office and headed home: 1. Ato Yilkal Getinet (Chairman) 2. Ato Sileshi Feyisa (Vice Chairman) 3. Ato Yidnekachew Kebede (Head of Legal Affairs) 4. Ato Endashaw Emishaw (Head of Office) 5. […]

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The conviction of war criminal Kefelegn Alemu and the U.S. Government’s glaring hypocrisy

EDITORS’S NOTE: Yesterday, a U.S. court in Colorado has convicted accused Ethiopian war criminal of lying to obtain citizenship. Meanwhile, the U.S. State Department continues to give hundreds of millions of dollars to another group of war criminals in Ethiopia who at this very moment are committing gross human rights violations, including war crimes against […]

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Top 10 Ethiopian Political Cartoons of 2013

Ethiopian Review’s selection of the 2013 Top 10 Ethiopian Political Cartoons (See more cartoons here.) #1. [Click on the image to enlarge] #2. [Click on the image to enlarge] #3. [Click on the image to enlarge] #4. [Click on the image to enlarge] #5. [Click on the image to enlarge] #6. [Click on the image […]

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Witness for the International Criminal Court

OCTOBER 10, 2013 11:21PM On October 11-12, 2013, the African Union (AU) will gather in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to formally withdraw from the Rome Statute in supremely dramatic form. The world for the first time will witness a choreographed denunciation (announcement of termination) of an international treaty by an entire continent. This act of collective […]

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Teddy Mitiku update

Teddy Mitiku continues to receive medical treatment at the Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland. His family, including brother Teshome Mitiku, an Ethiopian music legend in his own right, have expressed gratitude for the outpouring of affection and care they have been receiving from Ethiopians around the world since the news of Teddy’s illness […]

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Urgent message from Bishop Desmond Tutu

Dear friends: In just 2 days’ time, African leaders could kill off a great institution, leaving the world a more dangerous place. The International Criminal Court (ICC) is the world’s first and only global court to adjudicate crimes against humanity. But leaders of Sudan and Kenya, who have inflicted terror and fear across their countries, […]

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Ethiopians and Eritreans risk lives to flee war and persecutions

CHRISTIAN TODAY – The latest tragic incident of hundreds of African migrants drowning in European waters tells a wider story. Scratch beneath the surface and for many of the migrants, their stories are not only of wanting a better life. Often they will be of fleeing persecution or conflict at home, and paying their life […]

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Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan urges African “leaders” to stand by ICC

African leaders thugs, mass murderers and looters will meet in Ethiopia on Friday to discuss calls to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, even as former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan of Ghana urged them to stand by the court. Amid sharp criticism of the court on the continent, 142 African human rights and activists groups […]

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Who is Ethiopia’s new “president” Mulatu Teshome Wirtu?

Some fact about Ethiopia’s new figure head president Mulatu Teshome Wirtu: Born in 1955 in Arjo town, Welega, western Ethiopia Received higher education in China in the 1970s, receiving a bachelor’s degree in political economy and a doctorate in international law from Peking University In the 1990s, served as Deputy Minister of Economic Development and […]

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ENTC launches a one-hour weekly radio program

ENTC announced today that it has launched a one-hour weekly program that will air on its internet based radio station. To listen to this program, you can go to http://www.etntc.org and click on ‘audio archives’ or use the below link: Week-1 Audio

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What are Mulatu Teshome Wirtu’s qualifications?

For some one to become the “president” of Ethiopia under the Woyanne junta, he has to be a scumbag, a sell out, some one who has the soul a pig, and a loyal puppet whose self-worth is no better than that of a pack animal (donkey). The TPLF mafia doesn’t trust any one who doesn’t […]

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The 2013 Top 10 Ethiopian Videos

The following is a selection by Ethiopian Review of The 2013 of Top 10 Ethiopian Videos. The videos are ranked based on number of views in 2013. Some of the videos were produced previous to 2013. Top 10 Ethiopian Videos Abet – Ethiopian Girls Band. ft. Haile Roots Ye economy idget – comedy Adrashash Tefabegn […]

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Dr. Mulatu Teshome Wirtu becomes the new puppet President of Ethiopia

The state-run TV in Ethiopia has announced today that the current Ethiopian Ambassador to Turkey, Dr. Mulatu Teshome Wirtu, has been appointed as the new President of Ethiopia. President Girma Woldegiorgis, who served two terms, has hand over his ceremonial role. Mulatu served in various ministerial positions before he was appointed as an Ambassador under […]

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Saving African Dictators from the ICC

Note to the reader: In my commentary last week, I defended the International Criminal Court (ICC) against accusations of “race hunting”, selective and arbitrary prosecution and abuse of power by certain African leaders.  This week I continue my defense, in a rather lengthy commentary, by exposing and scrupulously refuting the bogus arguments articulated  by these leaders […]

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Ethiopian Ph.D. student wins a NASA Fellowship award

By Patrick Bowden  | The Collegian  This year, two determined SDSU Ph.D. students Woubet Alemu and Christopher Moran won the international NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship award. This award grants the students each a $30,000 sum to help further their aspiring research plans for the future. The grant also allows the students to utilize […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness for Ethiopians (Amharic translation)

Click here for the Amharic translation of the article about Breast Cancer Awareness for Ethiopians

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Breast Cancer Awareness for Ethiopians

October is international Breast Cancer Awareness month. Throughout the month, public and private organizations in many countries promote programs and activities aimed at breast cancer risk reduction, early detection, treatment and research. It is well-established that breast cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting women throughout the world. Millions of women are diagnosed […]

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OBEDIENCE to Tyrants due to Hopelessness (video)

After seeing the resistance efforts of others fail or after living under harsh repression, many people develop feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. Thus, people collectively obey because they believe things cannot change and they feel there is no hope for the future… [read more]

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Arbaminch University expels several students over minor disagreement

The dean of Arbaminch University in southwestern Ethiopia has expelled hundreds of students who complained about lack of preparation to take an exam before starting their 4th year. Instead of sitting down and hearing the students’ grievances, the dean, Dr. (Donkoro) Feleke Woldeyes, a card carrying member of the ruling party, ordered them to pack their […]

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International experts warn structural flaws in the design of Nile dam

By William Davison, Bloomberg News Ethiopia’s plan to build Africa’s biggest hydropower dam on the main tributary of the Nile River must address concerns that there may be flaws in the design of its foundations, a group of international experts said. They also called for further studies on what impact the 6,000-megawatt, $4.7 billion project […]

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ENTC Press release supporting the struggle inside Ethiopia

ENTC has issued a press release supporting the protests that the various political parties are carrying out in Ethiopia despite the regime’s continued harassment. Read the statement (PDF)

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ዓለም አቀፉ የወንጀለኞች ፍርድ ቤት በአፍሪካ የአደና ጉዞ ላይ

ፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ  የአፍሪካ “የዘር አደን”፤ የዘር ካርድ፤ እና የአፍሪካን እጀ ሰቦች/አመጸኞች ማደን? ሃይለማርያም ደሰለኝ፤ የኢትዮጵያ የስም ብቻ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ የዓለም አቀፉ የወንጀለኞች ፍርድ ቤት (አይ ሲ ሲ) በአፍሪካ አደን ላይ ነው ይላል፡፡ እንደ ቢቢሲ ራድዮ አባባል ራድዮ በግንቦት (ሜይ) 2013 ሃይለማርያም ሲናገር ‹‹በዓለም አቀፉ የወንጀለኞች ፍርድ ቤት ከተወነጀሉት መሃል 99% የአፍሪካ […]

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Dire Dawa in pictures

A photo gallery of the beautiful eastern Ethiopian city of Dire Dawa. Click here to see. (WIKIPEDIA) – Dire Dawa was founded in 1902 after the Addis Ababa – Djibouti Railway reached the area. The railroad could not reach the city of Harar at its higher elevation, so Dire Dawa was built nearby. This led […]

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Negasso Gidada becomes the most popular politician in Ethiopia

Former president Dr Negasso Gidada has transformed himself overnight from the butt of jokes into the most popular politician in Ethiopia with a few simple acts of courage. Unfortunately, his popularity came as he is about to conclude his political career. He has recently announced that he will step down as chairman of the Union […]

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