Monthly Archives: November 2013

OBEDIENCE to Tyrants due to habit

To break any habit, including obedience to authority, we must make a deliberate decision to quit, constantly remind ourselves of that decision, and reiterate why it is important to break the habit. Breaking the obedience habit is a difficult task, just like quitting smoking. Both the decision to stop, and reiteration about why it is […]

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The Real Story of Thanksgiving

As Ethiopian-Americans join all Americans in celebrating Thanksgiving this week, here is an interesting perspective by radio host Rush Limbaugh on one of America’s biggest holidays: BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Time now, ladies and gentlemen, for The Real Story of Thanksgiving, as written by I — by me — in my second book, See, I Told […]

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ከኢትዮጵያ እሳት ወደ ሳውዲ አረቢያ እረመጥ፤ከድጡ ወደ ማጡ

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሀገሬ ባለፉት አስርት ዓመታት በመቶሺዎች የሚቆጠሩ ኢትዮጵያውያን/ት ዜጎች በአገራቸው ኢትዮጵያ ከአፍሪካ አህጉር በተለየ መልኩ ተንሰራፍቶ እየተፈጸመ ካለው ጭካኔና ርህራሄ የጎደለው አምባገነናዊ ስርዓት ለማምለጥ ሲሉ እግራቸው ወዳመራቸው አገር በመሰደድ ላይ ይገኛሉ፡፡ የኢትዮጵያ “ሠራተኛና ማህበራዊ ጉዳይ ሚኒስቴር” እንደዘገበው ከሆነ እ.ኤ.አ በ2012 በግምት 200,000 ኢትዮጵያውያት ሴቶች በውጭ አገር በአብዛኛውም በመካከለኛው ምስራቅ አገሮች የውጭ […]

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Ethiopia takes land from the poor and sells it to wealthy foreigners: Film

Land stealing is becoming the single most controversial issue in Africa. It involves large-scale land acquisitions by foreign countries and corporations for farming, biofuels, logging and minerals. Unlike land acquisitions in the United States and Europe where purchasers pay the fair market values for land, in Ethiopia and Africa as whole unscrupulous deals are displacing […]

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Help stop the suffering of Ethiopians in Saudi; take action today

Let’s start by boycotting Ethiopian Airlines, a cash cow to Woyanne, until it starts to evacuate our people from Saudi Arabia. If all patriotic Ethiopians boycott Ethiopian Airlines starting this week with the goal of forcing it to provide transportation to the stranded Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia, you will be answering the cry of these […]

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Ethiopians stranded at No Man’s Land, Yemeni-Saudi border (photo)

The horror facing fellow Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia is growing by the day. Thousands of them are now being rounded up and dumped at a barren desert named No Man’s Land that borders Yemen.  If enough Ethiopians care, we can put a stop to this suffering and national disgrace by waging a worldwide economic boycott […]

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ENTC weekly radio program – Week 8 – Nov 25

Listen to ENTC weekly radio program – Week 8 – Nov 25   Program on the plight of Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia, interviews, poems and more Listen Here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363

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Karuturi bogged down by floods in western Ethiopia

By William Davison Gleaming Deere & Co. (DE) tractors and harvesters are sitting idle five years after Karuturi Global Ltd. (KARG) opened a farm in Ethiopia that was hailed as the poster child of the country’s plan to triple food exports by 2015. Eighty percent of the Bangalore-based company’s land in the southwestern Gambella region […]

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Police harassed and detained runners at the Great Ethiopian Run in Addis Ababa

Woyanne’s federal police has harassed and detained runners at the Great Ethiopian Run on Sunday, Nov. 24, for speaking out against the mistreatment of Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia.

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Thousands of Ethiopians dumped at Yemen-Saudi border; Woyanne refused to provide transportation

After the Woyanne junta closed its embassies in Saudi Arabia over a week ago, the Saudi government has started dumping Ethiopians at a Saudi-Yemeni border instead of flying them to Ethiopia. The number of Ethiopians who are stranded at a place called “no man’s land” has reached 10,000 and it is growing every day, according […]

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From the Ethiopian Fire Into the Saudi Arabian Frying Pan

Over the past decade, hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians have voted with their feet to escape one of the most ruthless and brutal dictatorships in Africa. According to Ethiopia’s “Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs”, approximately  200,000 women sought employment abroad in 2012, the vast majority of them in the Middle East.  Many of these […]

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Saudi racism and the victimization of Ethiopians

By Graham Peebles | nationofchange.org November 23, 2013 Racism and hate running through the streets In the last 10 days persecution of Ethiopian migrant workers in Saudi Arabia has escalated. Men and women are forced from their homes by mobs of civilians and dragged through the streets of Riyadh and Jeddah. Distressing videos of Ethiopian […]

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Swift, decisive action a must to end the shame & suffering of Ethiopians in Arab lands: SMNE letter to Minster Adhanom

Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE)  November 23, 2013 SMNE urges Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom to take swift and comprehensive action in addressing the shameful treatment and humiliation of Ethiopian migrant workers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and other countries in the Middle East.     Please click on link below to […]

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Fateful night 39 years ago

At the fateful night of Saturday, November 23rd 1974, exactly 39 years ago, 60 top ministers, prominent officials and high ranking military officers from Emperor HaileSelassie government were executed by a firing squad without facing justice… [read more]

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ሳዑዲ በኢትዮጵያውያን ላይ የሚፈጽመውን ግፍ ለማጋለጥ ከዓለምአቀፍ ተቋማት ጋር እሠራለሁ –– ኦባንግ

By Goolgule.com November 22, 2013 በሳዑዲ አረቢያ በኢትዮጵያውያን ላይ የደረሰውንና እየደረሰ ያለውን ፈር የለቀቀ አስነዋሪ ግፍ ዓለምአቀፍ ይዘት እንዲኖረው ለማድረግ ከሰብዓዊ መብት ተሟጋች እና ሌሎች ዓለምአቀፋዊ ድርጅቶች ጋር እየሠሩ መሆናቸውን አቶ ኦባንግ ሜቶ በተለይ ለጎልጉል፡ የድረገጽ ጋዜጣ ተናገሩ፡፡ የሳዑዲ ልዑል ሰብዓዊነት የረገፈበትንና በግፍ የተሞላ የወሮበላ ተግባር የሚፈጸምበትን አሰቃቂ ተግባር የሚከናውኑትን አንጋቾች አሞካሹ፡፡ ያለ አንዳች ልዩነት […]

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In Maryland, Ethiopian couple kill each other and their infant child

MARYLAND (WUSA9) – The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office have identified the three people, including an infant, who died after a shooting Wednesday night. Officials say they are 40-year-old Benyam Asefa, 42-year-old Barbara Giomarelli, and 3-month-old Samuel Asefa. Authorities say that Giomarelli is an Italian citizen and Asefa is an American citizen. Both were scientists and […]

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How to destroy Woyanne

Currently Ethiopians are the most pitied, humiliated, abused and disgraced people in the world. The source of all these ills is Woyanne, and we are the enablers. Why are the tens of thousands of Ethiopians who live in Saudi Arabia being abused, tortured, raped and killed? It is because Woyanne made Ethiopia a hell on […]

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Former Ethiopian commander talks about unspeakable crimes in Ogaden

By Mohamed Faarah | Somaliland Press November 21, 2013 Illays Program, a London based Somali Ogaden web journalists have presented a video about human right abuses in Ogaden. Commander Hassan Abdi Mohamud has revealed reports of arrest, rape and civilian killing in remote Somali ethnic populated region in eastern Ethiopia Ogaden Region. Mr. Hassan 27 […]

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ኢትዮጵያ፣ በህዳርና በ… ሁልጊዜ አስታውሳለሁ!!

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገ/ማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ                   የህዳር ወር በኢትዮጵያውያን በአሰቃቂነቱ ሁልጊዜ ሲታወስ ይኖራል፡፡ እ.ኤ.አ ኖቬምበር 2013 ሳውዲ አረቢያ ውስጥ በቃላት ለመግለጽ በሚዘገንን መልኩ በኢትዮጵያውያን/ት ላይ ሰቆቃ የተፈጸመበት ወር ነው፡፡ ላለፉት ጥቂት ዓመታት በሳውዲ አረቢያ በሚኖሩ፣ በሚሰሩና የፖለቲካ ጥገኝነት ለመጠየቅ ጥረት በማድረግ ላይ በሚገኙ ኢትዮጵያውያን/ት ላይ ስልታዊ […]

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The angry children of Ethiopia.

The angry children of Ethiopia. By Yilma Bekele We really are a special people. No matter how far we go one eye is always on Ethiopia. The last few days we saw something we did not like. Ethiopians on all four corners of the world saw it at the same time. We were universally sad […]

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Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki missing

Eritrean opposition groups and Eritrea observers are reporting that it has been close to a month since the president of Eritrea, Isaias Afwerki, has been seen in public, fueling speculations once again that he is either terribly sick or incapacitated. Eritrean officials are not willing to confirm or deny the reports. In a photo that […]

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ENTC weekly radio program – Week 7 – Nov 18

Listen to ENTC weekly radio program – Week 7 – Nov 18 Special Program on the plight of Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia Listen Here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363

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The Tragic Saga of Ethiopians in Arab Lands

By Neamin Zeleke In the past week, Ethiopians all over the world have watched the barbaric acts committed against our sisters and brothers in Saudi Arabia with deep sorrow and outrage. These inhuman acts are not committed by illegal bandits or criminals operating in the underground, they are committed in broad daylight by the Saudi […]

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Today’s Washington DC protest starts at 9 AM; Atlanta at 11 AM – see details

Washington DC: 9 AM at Saudi Arabia Embassy, 601 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington DC Atlanta: 11 AM at CNN Building, Downtown Atlanta

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Ethiopia: I Always Remember in November and in…

  For Ethiopians, November is a month which shall live in infamy In November 2013, Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia are facing unspeakable horrors. For the past few years, there has been systematic persecution of Ethiopians living, working and seeking refuge in Saudi Arabia. Even Ethiopians practicing their faith in the complete privacy of their homes […]

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Ethiopians in Atlanta, Rome, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and other cities to stage protests this weeks

Ethiopians in Atlanta, Rome, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Washington DC, and several other cities around the world will hold protest demonstration to denounce the mistreatment of Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia.

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Ethiopian National Youth Movement (EYNM) denounced the Saudi crimes

The Ethiopian National Youth Movement (EYNM), in its statement today, denounced the brutal crimes being committed on our people in Saudi Arabia and urged all Ethiopians to fight the source of all these problems, TPLF/EPRDF. Read the full statement here (pdf)

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Ethiopians in Houston, Texas, express outrage against the abuse of Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia

Ethiopians who reside in Houston, Texas, have gathered today in front of the Saudi Arabia mission to condemn the brutal treatment of Ethiopians by the Saudi government. Similar protest demonstrations are taking place around the world. A demonstration that was held today in Addis Ababa was dispersed by the federal police after attacking the protesters […]

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Saudi Embassy denies crimes against Ethiopians

Saudi Embassy in Sweden denies the killings, beatings and rape that is currently undergoing against Ethiopians. In its response to the letter ENTC sent, the embassy said that it is just following international laws in executing the immigration reform law in its country. Read the email communication here

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Police attack Ethiopian protesters in front of Saudi Arabia embassy in Addis Ababa – AP

(AP) – Ethiopian Woyanne police have used force to disperse hundreds of people protesting against targeted attacks on Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia. Police units Friday blocked roads to prevent the protest at Saudi Arabia Embassy from growing. Some two dozen people were detained. The police forced some journalists to delete photos. The government’s spokesman, Shimelis […]

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Woyanne police attacked peaceful Ethiopians who were protesting at the Saudi embassy in Addis Ababa

As concerned Ethiopians started to gather in front of the Saudi Arabia embassy in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa this morning, the savage Woyanne junta has unleashed its armed thugs against them. The Woyanne federal police tried to disperse the demonstration. When the protesters resisted, the police started to attack and arrest them. Many have been […]

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The kingdom from hell and Ethiopians

By Yilma Bekele Today it is said that there are over a quarter of a million Ethiopians in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The vast majority are young economic refugees working as maids, chauffeurs, and house servants. Women outnumber men and judging by the conditions in Ethiopia, it is safe to say most have less […]

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Semayawi Party calls for nationwide protest against the mistreatment of Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia

The Ethiopian opposition Semayawi Party has called for a nationwide protest against the abuse, torture and murder of Ethiopian immigrants in Saudi Arabia. The demonstration will be held tomorrow, Friday, in Addis Ababa in front of Saudi Arabia embassy. Today, hundreds of Ethiopians have gathered at the Saudi Arabia embassy in Washington DC to condemn […]

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ENTC urges the public to send out letter to Saudi embassies around the world

Dear patriotic Ethiopians, As per the action plan ENTC leadership has set forth in relations to the Saudi Arabia crisis, this letter has been sent out to all embassies around the world. Our members are sending the attached letter to their respective countries. We urge everyone to fax or email the attached letter to the […]

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Demonstrations at Saudi embassies in DC, London, Oslo, Houston, Los Angeles…

Concerned Ethiopians in the Washington DC area and Houston, Texas, are organizing protest rallies at the Saudi Arabia embassy and mission. Washington DC Date/Time: Thursday, Nov. 14 starting at 9 AM Address: 600 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington DC Houston TX Date/Time: Friday, Nov. 15, starting at 1 PM Address: Saudi Arabia Mission, 5718 Westheimer […]

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ESFNA Condemns the Brutal Treatment of Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia

November 12, 2013 ESFNA Condemns the Brutal Treatment of Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia The Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA) strongly condemns the killing and brutal treatment of Ethiopians by the Saudi Arabia authorities. In as much as the Saudi Arabian government has the right to regulate its immigration policies; it needs to do […]

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ENTC denounces the crimes against Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia

Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has issued a press release denouncing the atrocities on Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia and calls for action. Read the full Press Release (pdf)        

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ኢትዮጵያ፣ የመንቀሳቀስ ነጻነት የተገደበባት አገር

ከፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሀገሬ ባለፈው ሳምንት የኢትዮጵያው ገዥ አስተዳደር የውጭ ጉዳይ ሚኒስቴር ስራ ፍለጋ ወደ ውጭ አገር በሚሰደዱት ኢትዮጵያውያን/ት ላይ እገዳ በመጣል የሚከተለውን አውጇል፤ “ስራ ፍለጋ በሚል አገር ጥለው በሚሰደዱ ኢትዮጵያውያን እና ኢትዮያውያት ላይ ከጊዜ ወደ ጊዜ እየተስፋፋ የመጣውን የጉልበት ብዝበዛና የውርደት ማዕበል ለማስቆም ሲባል ለስራ በሚል ሰበብ ወደ ውጭ አገር በኢትዮጵያውያን/ት በሚደረግ […]

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SMNE calls on Ethiopian authorities to hold Saudis accountable for lynching Ethiopian nationals

Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia “According to reports to the SMNE from Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia, a total of 7 Ethiopians have been killed, 218 have been injured and over 368 are missing. This brutality is outrageous. …Graphic pictures of blood, injury and death are circulating on websites and in the social media… SMNE […]

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Saudis on a rampage against immigrants (video)

If Ethiopia has a real government, it would have severed diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia and stopped exporting of food after watching the videos below. Unfortunately, Ethiopia currently is ruled by thugs and savages who are even more cruel than the Saudis who are shown in these videos attacking Ethiopian and other immigrants. Saudi soldiers […]

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ENTC Radio Program – Week 6

Listen to ENTC weekly radio program – Week 6 Listen Here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363

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TPLF vs. Ethiopians

While young Ethiopians are forced to abandon their country in search of jobs, TPLF and their puppet prime minister are busy enjoying their loot… PM Hailemariam Desalegn enjoys raw meat TPLF foreign minister Teodros Adhanom plays guitar (about one week ago) The rest of Ethiopians are subjected to this… this… and more.

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Saudi Arabia intensifies raids against Ethiopian immigrants; 4 killed in car crash

(ARABNEWS.COM) – Hundreds of Ethiopians, including at least 70 women, armed themselves with knives, rocks and broken bottles and threatened police, pedestrians and motorists in Manfouha district’s narrow streets. Anti-riot police fired in the air and used truncheons to break up the crowd. In the ensuing clashes, two men were killed — a Saudi and […]

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Ethiopia: The “liberty of movement”

  “Government announces temporary ban on traveling abroad for work” Last week the “Ministry of Foreign Affairs” of the ruling regime in Ethiopia announced: In an effort to curb the rising tide of abuse and exploitation of Ethiopian migrants, [there will be]  a temporary freeze on citizens traveling abroad for employment. The temporary ban has been […]

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Ethiopian woman in Saudi hangs herself after she was prevented from returning to her country (photo)

Ethiopian woman at the town of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, has committed suicide by hanging. It is reported that she killed herself after she was prevented from going back to her country.

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Ethiopia’s shrinking prime minister

The two TPLF factions are appearing to be close to resolving their differences and turning their attention to getting back the prime minister’s position from their puppet, Hailemariam Desalegn, according to Ethiopian Review sources. The Sibhat Nega faction reportedly has the upper hand, and Abay Woldu and friends have chosen to retreat instead of getting […]

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Saudi police killed another Ethiopian immigrant (photo)

Another Ethiopian has been gunned down by police in the streets of Saudi Arabia. The killing of Ethiopian immigrants is on top of the savage beatings and abuse they are subjected to in the hands of the Saudi barbaric regime.

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Time to hold Ethiopia’s corrupt leaders accountable: SMNE

Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia The Government of Ethiopia is broadly soliciting for development aid, foreign-based business partnerships and financial investors; yet, the unpopular ruling party has been accused of abuse of state power, misuse of donor funds, widespread party-run business monopolies, illicit financial practices and endemic corruption. It is time to demand accountability […]

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ENTC Radio Program – Week 5

Listen to ENTC weekly radio program – Week 5 Listen Here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363

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Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia hunted down like stray dogs (photos)

Mass arrest of Ethiopians and other immigrants in Saudi Arabia continues today. Several thousands immigrants have been detained so far. They are being hunted down like stray dogs. The following are some of the photos of detained Ethiopians.

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የማዕድን ሙስና በኢትዮጵያ

ከፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሀገሬ በዚህ ዓመት በኢትዮጵያ ሙስናን አስመልክቶ ይሀ ለሰባተኛ ጊዜ ያቀረብኩት ትችት በማዕድኑ ዘርፍ ላይ ያተኮረ ነው፡፡ በሙስና ላይ ያቀረብኳቸውን ሌሎችን ትችቶች “Al Mariam’s Commentaries” የሚለውን ድረ ገጽ በማየት ግንዛቤ መውሰድ ይቻላል፡፡ የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ መዋቅራዊ ባህሪ እየያዘ በመጣው ዘርፈ ብዙ ሙስና ላይ ልዩ ትኩረት በመስጠት ነቅቶ እንዲጠብቅ ለማስቻል በጉዳዩ ላይ አሁንም […]

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Saudi police gunned down an Ethiopian immigrant (photo)

Saudi Arabia is currently rounding up Ethiopian immigrants who do not have permits to stay in the country or whose permits have expired. Those who try to escape from the police are brutally attacked. No body is asking any more why Ethiopians leave their beautiful, fertile country and go to a barren, miserable, ugly country […]

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Ethiopian woman in Saudi Arabia hangs herself, another badly beaten up (Warning: Graphic photo)

Ethiopian woman has committed suicide by hanging herself in the northern Saudi Arabia province of Tabarjal yesterday. The report says that the police is investigating the circumstances of her death, and has not released her name yet. Another Ethiopian woman, who was badly beaten up by her employer, went to get an assistance from the […]

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Mining Corruption in Ethiopia

The Shame of a Nation In my seventh commentary on corruption in Ethiopia this year, I focus on the mining sector. For other commentaries on the subject, visit my blog site at “Al Mariam’s Commentaries”. I continue to offer commentaries on corruption in Ethiopia to keep public attention sharply focused on the structural nature of […]

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Ethiopian man lynched to death in South Africa

A group of men savagely beaten up and killed an Ethiopian man in Mpumalanga, South Africa, last Monday. The gruesome attack took place in broad day light while many people watched, according to the police. The identity of the victim has not been released yet. The police only said that he is a 30-year-old immigrant […]

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Causes of deaths at Ethiopian hospitals – study

Ethiopia is encountering a growing burden of non-communicable diseases along with infectious diseases, perinatal and nutritional problems that have long been considered major problems of public health importance. This retrospective analysis was carried out to examine the mortality patterns from communicable diseases and non communicable diseases in public and private hospitals of Addis Ababa. Methods: […]

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