Monthly Archives: December 2013

The 2013 Ethiopian Review PERSON OF THE YEAR

Selecting Person of the Year on every December 31st has been a tradition of Ethiopian Review for the past several years. The criteria used for the selection is: Who has contributed the most to the freedom of Ethiopians and the promotion of Ethiopia’s interest during the past 12 months? Based on this criteria, and after […]

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የ2013 ዓመት የኢትዮጵያ የአቦሸማኔው (ወጣቱ ትውልድ) መነሳሳት ሲገመገም፣

ከፕሮፌሰር  አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ እ.ኤ.አ በጃንዋሪ 2013 “እ.ኤ.አ 2013 የኢትዮጵያ የአቦሸማኔው ትውልድ ዓመት ይሆናል“ በማለት ትንበያ ሰጥቸ ነበር፡፡ እንዲህ ስልም ቃል ገብቸ ነበር፣ “የኢትዮጵያ ወጣቶች ለፍትህና ለዴሞክራሲያዊ ስርዓት ግንባታ የሚያደርጉትን ትግል ለመደገፍ እና ወደ ላቀ ደረጃ ከፍ እንዲል የእራሴን ሙሉ አስተዋጽኦ እንደማደርግ እንዲሁም ትግሉ ወደ አዲስ ምዕራፍ እንዲሸጋገር ወጣቱ ትውልድ እንዲነሳሳ ሳደፋፍር ነበር፡፡” […]

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Kangaroo court in Ethiopia sentenced a journalist to more than 2 years in jail

(CPJ) – An Ethiopian court convicted a journalist on December 25 on the charge of spreading false rumors and sentenced him to two years and nine months in prison, according to local journalists. The First Instance Court in Hawassa, capital of the state of Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Regions, convicted Asfaw Berhanu, former contributor […]

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ENTC weekly radio program – week 13

Listen to ENTC weekly radio program – Week 13 – December 30 Weekly news, looking back at 2013 and other programs Listen here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363

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2013: The Year of Ethiopia’s Rising Cheetahs in Review

In January 2013, I proclaimed, “2013 shall be the Year of Ethiopia’s Cheetah Generation.” I promised “to make my full contribution to uplift and support Ethiopia’s youth and to challenge them to rise up to newer heights.” They rose to greater heights.  I pledged to “reach out to them, teach them and preach to them”. […]

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Abune Mathias arrested

The TPLF-installed illegal patriarch in Ethiopia, Abune Mathias, has been temporarily placed under arrest and was released after being interrogated for 72 hours by Tsegaye Berhe, National Security Adviser to the Prime Minister, and other security officials, according to Ethiopian Review sources in Addis Ababa. Leaders of the TPLF junta are apparently upset with statements […]

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Ethiopian woman found hanging in Lebanon (warning: graphic image)

(Al-Akhbar) – An Ethiopian woman was found hanging from an electrical cord outside her employer’s South Lebanon home in an apparent suicide, state news reported Saturday. The National News Agency identified the victim as Dimi Kash-Kalashou Kata. It published a disturbing image of the woman hanging by her neck in the southern town of Rmeich. Police have […]

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Teddy Mitiku laid to rest

Ethiopian saxophonist Theodros Mitiku was laid to rest on Saturday, December 28, 2013, in Silver Spring, Maryland. In the morning, a funereal service was held at St. Mary Ethiopian Church in Washington DC. Teddy’s life-long friends and his brother Teshome Mitiku took turns to share their memories about him with the hundreds of relatives, friends […]

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In Memory of Teddy Mitiku – by Meseret Agonafer

By Meseret Agonafer My heart is heavy for the loss of my dear friend Tewodros Mitku. I have known Teddy for over 20 years, and through the years, we built a strong friendship. Yes, he was a brilliant saxophonist and legendary Ethiopian artist who is loved and admired by so many people. His loss is […]

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Teddy Mitiku memorial service – Saturday, Dec. 28

Funeral services for Teddy Mitiku will be held this coming Saturday, December 28, 2013. Memorial service Place: St. Mary Ethiopian Orthodox Church, 1350 Buchanan St. NW, Washington, DC 20011 Time/Date: Saturday, December 28, 2013, 9:30 AM Burial ceremony Place: The Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 13801 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20906 Date: Saturday, December 28, […]

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ለኢትዮጵያ ሰማያዊ ፓርቲ ምስክርነት

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ ሰማያዊ ፓርቲን እንደፖለቲካ ድርጅት/ፓርቲ ለምን እንደምደግፈው፣ እ.ኤ.አ ዴሴምበር 15/2013 ከዋሽንግተን ዲሲ ወጣ ብላ በምትገኘው አርሊንግተን ከተማ የስብሰባ አዳራሽ በተዘጋጀው የሰማያዊ ፓርቲ የመጀመሪያ ስብሰባ ላይ ተገኝቼ  ንግግር እስካደረግሁባት ዕለት ድረስ በበርካታ ጥያቄዎች እወጠር ነበር፡፡ አንደኛው ተደጋግሞ የሚጠየቀው ጥያቄ ለበርካታ ዓመታት ገለልተኛ ሆኘ እና ከማንኛውም የፖለቲካ ፓርቲ ወይም ቡድን ጋር ሳልወግን […]

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Back from Saudi frying pan to Ethiopian fire, and now on to Sudanese hell

The unending nightmare of Ethiopia’s unemployed youth Ethiopia Swamped by Tidal Wave of Returned Migrants By Ed McKenna | ipsnews.net December 25, 2013 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The return of 120,000 young undocumented migrant workers from Saudi Arabia to Ethiopia has sparked fears that the influx will worsen the country’s high youth unemployment and put pressure […]

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Obang Metho’s Chrsitmas Message

  December 25, 2013 Dear Friends and Colleagues; I want to extend my greetings to all of my friends, my fellow Ethiopian brothers and sisters throughout the world. I am wishing each of you who are followers of Jesus, a very Merry Christmas as we celebrate this most joyous time of the year when Jesus Christ […]

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ENTC weekly radio – Week 12

Listen to ENTC weekly radio program – Week 12 – December 23 ENTC’s transitional period charter draft,  X-mas related programs and entertaining music. Listen here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363

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Update on the missing Ethiopian woman in Maryland

UPDATE: Montgomery County Police has released a statement saying Hermela Yidnekachew Tamre was found unharmed. Maryland police asks for public assistance in locating missing Ethiopian woman SILVER SPRING, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Police 3rd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a woman missing from Silver Spring. Harmela […]

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ከአቶ አያሌው መነሳት ጀርባ የአቶ ደመቀ ሚና

“የቆየ ቁጭትና ቁርሾ ነው” ከጎልጉል ድረ ገጽ December 24, 2013   በአማራ ክልል የተካሄደውን ሹም ሽር ተከትሎ የተሰጠው ሹመትና የሹም ሽሩ አካሄድ መነጋጋሪያ ሆነ። “በቃኝ አሉ የተባሉትን ባለስልጣን አውርዶ እንደገና መሾም የተነቃበት የህወሃት የማረጋጊያ ጨዋታ ነች” ሲሉ ለጉዳዩ ቅርብ የሆኑ ተናገሩ። በሹም ሽሩ የአቶ ደመቀ መኮንን እጅ እንዳለበትና መንስዔውም “የቆየ ቁጭትና ቁርሾ” እንደሆነ ተጠቆመ። የአማራ […]

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It’s the Government, Stupid: Appraising Ethiopia’s Saudi Arabia Policy

By Alemayehu F. Weldemariam and Hassen Mohammed | transcend.org December 23, 2013 Ethiopia stood as one of the biggest exporters of labor to the Gulf Cooperation Council states, including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. No other events have revealed the extent and depth of the problem than the recent labor crackdown on migrant workers of Ethiopian […]

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Will you help free her husband?

  By Amnesty International, UK December 2013 Please click on link below to watch the video In this video, Eskinder’ wife Serkalem, talks about the pain both her and their son are going through being separated from Eskinder When the Ethiopian government used anti-terror laws to silence its critics, Eskinder spoke out in protest. As […]

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ኦርቶዶክስ ቤተ ክርስቲያን ካሽ ሬጅስተር ልትጠቀም ነው

(ምዕመናን  ለወያኔ ቫት ሊከፍሉ ይሆን?) የ ቄሳርን ለ ቄሳር የ እግዚያብሄርን ለ እግዚያብሄር…   By addisadmassnews.com December 21, 2013 ምእመናን ለሚከፍሉትና ለሚሰጡት ገንዘብ ደረሰኝ የመጠየቅ ልማድ ሊኖራቸው ይገባል ድብቅ ሙዳየ ምጽዋት ማስቀመጥ፣ በዣንጥላና በምንጣፍ ገንዘብ መለመን ይከለከላል በኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋሕዶ ቤተ ክርስቲያን የአዲስ አበባ ሀገረ ስብከት ገዳማት፣ አድባራትና አብያተ ክርስቲያናት የካሽ ሬጅስተር ማሽንን ለገቢ መሰብሰቢያነት ለመጠቀም  ቅድመ ዝግጅት እያደረጉ እንደሆነ ተገለጸ፡፡ ዘመኑን […]

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ENTC has begun distributing draft interim period charter

The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has started sending out a draft interim period charter to political organizations and scholars. Read more (pdf): Amharic      English

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Witness for Ethiopia’s Semayawi (Blue) Party

Why I support Semayawi party as a political party In the days leading up to my speech at the first Semayawi (Blue) Party town hall meeting in Arlington, VA, just outside of Washington, D.C., on December 15, I was peppered with all sorts of questions. The one recurrent question revolved around my unreserved support for Semayawi Party […]

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TPLF persists with land sales; ignores donor pleas to slow down

Ethiopian Government Provides 3.6 Million Hectares Of Land For Investments In Agriculture JIMMA, ETHIOPIA, Dec 19 (BERNAMA-National News Agency of Indonesia) Ethiopia’s Agriculture Investment and Land Administration Agency says 3.6 million hectares of arable land is being provided for investors engaged in the agriculture sector.Speaking at a training session for investors engaged in coffee plantations […]

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438 days in Ethiopian prison

By Oliver Gee | The Local Martin Schibbye, 33, has been back in Sweden since September last year. He was freed, together with Swedish photographer Johan Persson, from the Kality prison in Addis Ababa after being sentenced to 11 years for terror crimes. His crime? “Doing my job,” he tells The Local. Schibbye and Persson […]

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Et tu ESAT?

By Yilma Bekele ‘Et, tu Brute?’ is what the Roman Emperor Julius Caesar was heard to have said when he saw his dear friend Marcus Brutus in league with his assassins. In English he was saying ‘you too, Brutus?’ It is said by historians that Caesar was fond of Brutus and treated him as he […]

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Destroying the burial sites of Ethiopian patriots

The TPLF tribal junta is destroying a large portion of the historic Holy Trinity Church cemetery in Addis Ababa after digging out and dumping in mass graves thousands notable Ethiopian patriots who fought in Adwa and other wars. Ethiopian Review is investigating the destruction of Holy Trinity cemetery and what we are discovering so far […]

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Cancer awareness conference in Atlanta – a personal observation

A personal observation of the 1st Annual Cancer Awareness Conference awareness held in Atlanta, Georgia. Read report (pdf)

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Explaining the Ethiopian outmigration: Incentives or Constraints?

By Seid Hassan and Minga Negash In both theory and practice, pull and push factors drive migrants out of their own countries of origin. The factors are complex but they are in general categorized as: (a) demand-pull factors, represented by better economic opportunities and jobs in the host (new) country; (b) supply-push factors, represented by […]

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Semayawi Party town hall meeting in Atlanta – Dec. 22

Ethiopian opposition Semayawi Party will hold a town hall meeting in Atlanta next Sunday, December 22. Details below:

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በራችሁን ዘግታችሁ እርቅ አውርዱ — አቶ ኦባንግ ለደቡብ ሡዳን ው/ጉ ሚኒስቴር

  ባለውለታችሁ የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ አዝኖባችኋል፣ አርቃችሁ እዩ ከ ጎልጉል ድረገድ December 18, 2013 “በትግሉ ወቅት ለነጻነት ስትዋደቁ ኢትዮጵያ በጋምቤላ አኙዋክ ምድር ላይ ሙሉ ከለላና ዋስትና በመስጠት ያበረከተችው አስተዋጽኦ የሚረሳ ነው? ከነጻነት ታጋዮችችሁ ጎን በመሰለፍ ብረት ያነሱ የአኙዋክ ኢትዮጵያውያን ልጆች መስዋዕትነት ይዘነጋችኋል? አሁን ድረስ የትግሉ የመስዋዕትነት ቁስላቸው ያልዳነ የአኙዋክ ልጆች እንዳሉ ትዘነጋላችሁ?” በማለት የተናገሩት የአዲሲቷ ኢትዮጵያ […]

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Obama’s war on free press

EDITOR’S NOTE: Barack Obama’s presidency has been a terrible disappointment in many respects, and his anti-human rights policy around the world (particularly in Africa) and his attack on America’s free press are setting the clock back on freedom. Instead of advancing the cause of freedom, the Obama Administration is undermining it. It is disheartening to […]

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የማንዴላ መልዕክት ለኢትዮጵያውያን ወጣቶች፣ “በፍጹም እጅ እንዳትሰጡ !…”

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም       ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ የአፍሪካው ብልህ አንበሳ እና እረፍትየለሾቹ የኢትዮጵያ አቦ ሸማኔዎች – በፍጹም እጅ እንዳትሰጡ፣ ፍቅር የነገሰበትን የኢትዮጵያ ማህበረሰብ ለመገንባት ጥረታችሁን ቀጥሉ! እ.ኤ.አ ዴሴምበር 15/2013፣ ለእኔ የዓመቱ ታላቁ የኃዘን ዕለት ነው፡፡ ኔልሰን ሮሺስላሽላ ማንዴላ በደቡብ አፍሪካ በምስራቅ ኬፕ ግዛት በምትገኘው ኩኑ በምትባል ትንሽ የገጠር የትውልድ መንደራቸው በርካታ የአገር መሪዎች በተገኙበት ግብዓተ መሬታቸው […]

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Kenya arrested 33 Ethiopians

MOYALE, Kenya (Xinhua) – Kenyan authorities on Tuesday arrested 33 Ethiopian aliens in the border town of Moyale in the northern part of the East African nation. Marsabit County Commissioner Isaiah Nakoru said the aliens were arrested by police officers on patrols during an operation to flush out militias following recent inter-ethnic clashes in the […]

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TPLF is not allowing even the dead to rest in peace

Ethiopia’s nightmare seems to never end. We are being tormented, humiliated, and brutalized in our own country by a tribal junta, and mistreated abroad by other governments. Now even the dead are not allowed to rest in peace. We are currently receiving reports that families of those who are buried at St. Joseph and Holy […]

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ENTC weekly radio program – week 11

Listen to ENTC weekly radio program – Week 11 – December 16 Emperor Menelik’s 100th year memorial, Semayawi Party Washington DC meeting and other programs. Listen here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363

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Mandela’s Message to Ethiopia’s Youth: Never give up…!

Africa’s Wise Lion and Ethiopia’s Restless Cheetahs—Never give up and keep on trying to build your Beloved Ethiopian Community! December 15, 2013. It is the saddest day of the year for me. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was finally interred with state honors in Qunu, a small rural village in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province. He spent […]

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Semayawi Party receives warm welcome from Ethiopians in DC

Hundreds of Ethiopians have attended a town-hall meeting today in Washington DC that was organized by the opposition Semayawi Party. It is the largest Ethiopian political gathering this year in the Washington DC Metro Area. See photos here. [Semayawi Party Chairman Yilkal Getinet receives a portrait of Menelik II from a member of the Ethiopian […]

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Remembering the Anuak Massacre

  December 13, 2013 December 13th, 2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the Anuak genocide that began with the brutal massacre of 424 Anuak leaders and young students in less than three days, but continued for another two years. On December 13, 2003, members of the TPLF/EPRDF military’s 43rd Division entered Gambella town in southwestern Ethiopia. Over […]

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How to honor Mandela in Ethiopia.

How best to honor Madiba in Ethiopia. By Yilma Bekele President Mandela was inspired by the history and people of a place called Ethiopia and today we Ethiopians look at the life of this great man as an inspiration and source of optimism on what is possible when we are willing to practice what we […]

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ENTC Radio Special Program – የድምጻችን ይሰማ አመራር የፍርድ ቤት ውሳኔ

Listen to ENTC radio – Special Program on today’s court decisions on the Ethiopian Muslims arbitration committee. Interview with First Hijra President Haji Nejib Mohammed and ENTC Public Relations head Mr. Mensur Nuru.   Listen here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363

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Nine Ethiopians arrested in Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE – Nine undocumented immigrants from Ethiopia are giving court officials in Gweru headaches as they struggle to prosecute them because they do not speak English. The group appeared in court last week but the case was deferred to allow the officials to find an interpreter who understands the Ethiopians’ language. According to prosecutor, Bernard […]

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Hundreds of civilians massacred in eastern Ethiopia

ONLF reports that security forces in the eastern Ethiopian region of Ogaden have massacred hundred of civilians. The following is a press release sent to Ethiopian Review by ONLF. The Ethiopian Regime Using Liyu Police has Massacred Civilians in Mustahil District The Ethiopian regime intensifying its scorched earth policies in Ogaden has unleashed its Liyu […]

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Prayer for Teddy Mitiku

Ethiopian saxophonist Teddy Mitiku is currently receiving medical treatment in Silver Spring, Maryland. His family asks all his friends and fans to continue praying for him. His brother Teshome Mitiku, an Ethiopian music legend in his own right, have expressed gratitude and appreciation for the outpouring of affection and care they have been receiving from […]

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የተከበሩ አፍሪካዊ ኔልሰን ማንዴላ ስንብት!

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሀገሬ ኔልሰን ሮሺስላሽላ ማንዴላ ለነጻነት የሚያደርጉትን ረዥሙን ጉዞ እ.ኤ.አ በ2013 መገባደጃ ወር ላይ ለአንዴና ለመጨረሻ ጊዜ ደመደሙ፡፡ ፀሐይ የደቡብ አፍሪካን ሕዝብ ከአፓርታይድ የጭቆና አገዛዝ ነጻ ባወጡት ኔልሰን ማንዴላ ላይ የመጨረሻ ማህለቋን ጣለች፡፡ ኔልሰን ማንዴላ ፈለግ አቸዉን ትተውልን አልፈዋል፡፡ በጥላቻ በተዘፈቀው ዓለም፣ በማያቋርጥ ሁኔታ በፍርሃት ተሸብቦ በሚገኘው ህዝብ፣ በአምባገነኖች በሃይል ተይዞ […]

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Ethiopian taxi driver Zewdneh Assemu stabbed to death in Memphis, Tennessee

MEMPHIS, TN (LOCAL MEMPHIS) — Zewdneh Assemu was beaten and stabbed to death last Friday. His body was discovered next to his cab in Fayette County just before midnight. Investigators are still searching for his killer. Fellow cab drivers in Memphis say it’s a dangerous job and more needs to be done to protect them. […]

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Donors group tries to put leash on TPLF sale of land

Donors are embarrassed by blatant TPLF use of their money to disenfranchise the poor and sell their land to wealthy foreigners.  Groups such as the Oakland Institute and Human Rights Watch have repeatedly demonstrated that foreign aid is actually hurting Ethiopia’s poor instead of helping them.  The United States, U.K. and Germany have worked out […]

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ENTC Radio – Week 10

Listen to ENTC weekly radio program – Week 10 – December 9 Listen here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363

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The Ethiopian colonel who taught Nelson Mandela the tricks of guerrilla warfare

[General Tadesse Birru and Nelson Mandela] By Penny Dale BBC – In July 1962, Col Fekadu Wakene taught South African political activist Nelson Mandela the tricks of guerrilla warfare – including how to plant explosives before slipping quietly away into the night. Mr Mandela was in Ethiopia, learning how to be the commander-in-chief of Umkhonto […]

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በ አዲስ አበባ ምስጢራዊ የወሲብ ገበያ ደርቷል

By Addis Admass November 7, 2013 — አብዛኛዎቹ “የአገልግሎቱ ተጠቃሚዎች” አረቦች ናቸው — የትላልቅ ድርጅቶች ፀሃፊዎች፣ ሞዴሎችና ተዋናዮች አሉበት  — ድንግልናን በ10ሺ ብር የሚያሻሽጡ ደላሎች ሞልተዋል — የከተማዋ ቱባ ባለሃብቶች “የአገልግሎቱ” ተጠቃሚዎች ናቸው    ሲኤምሲ ሣሚት ማዞሪያ አካባቢ ካሉት ዘመናዊ ቪላ ቤቶች በአንደኛው 12ሺ ብር ወርሃዊ ኪራይ እየከፈለች ትኖራለች፡፡ የምታሽከረክረው ኤክስኪዩቲቭ ቶዮታ፣ በየዕለቱ የምትቀያይራቸው እጅግ […]

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ከሳውዲ ተመላሽ ዜጎች ንብረታቸው በጉምሩክ እንደተወሰደባቸው ተናገሩ

By Addisadmass. com December 7, 2013   ህገወጥ ናችሁ ተብለው ከሳውዲ አረቢያ ወደ አገራቸው የተመለሱ ኢትዮጵያዊያን፤ ለበርካታ አመታት ለፍተን ያፈራነውን ንብረት ይዛችሁ መግባት አትችሉም ተብሎ ተነጥቀናል፡፡ የፍተሻ ሰራተኞች ሻንጣዎቻቸውን በመፈተሽ፣ ሞባይል ከአንድ በላይ ከያዙ ትርፉን በማስቀረት፣ አዳዲስ አልባሳት እና ኤሌክትሮኒክስ ቁሰቁሶች የተወሰኑትን ብቻ በመፍቀድ እና ያመጡትን ወርቆች ግራም በመቀነስ ንብረታቸውን እየወሰዱባቸው እንደሆነ ተመላሾቹ ገልፀዋል፡፡ መሃመድ […]

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Ethiopia’s government bends over backwards to please Saudis

Saudi savages continue to brutalize and kill Ethiopian migrants.  Yet, Ethiopia’s rulers are going out of their way to reassure Saudis that business continues as usual.  They are now offering Saudis  more land and other investment opportunities.  How much lower can this once proud nation sink?   Ethiopia OKs 361 Saudi investment projects By Arabnews.com […]

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What do apartheid South Africa & Ethiopia have in common?

Zakes Mda, a prominent South African novelist, poet and playwright, says Ethiopia’s anti-terrorism statues are similar to laws passed by the apartheid system.  Mda spoke up against Ethiopia’s suppression of journalists in a recent interview with Radio France International Please click on the link below to listen to this compelling interview. http://tinyurl.com/mwll5tz  

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ENTC to hold the 2nd consultative conference on establishing Ethiopian transitional government

Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) today has announced its plan to hold the second consultative conference on the formation of an all-inclusive transitional government. The conference will be held January 24-26, 2014 in Washington DC… Read the Press Release here (pdf)      

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Nelson Mandela: Farewell, My African Prince!

The Sinner-Saint who never stopped trying Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela finally finished his long walk to freedom in the last month of the Year 2013. The sun cast its last rays on the man who lifted South Africa from the darkness of apartheid. Nelson Mandela’s shadow is all we have left. We must now look to that […]

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Welcome to Ethiopia, let me have your bag

By Yilma Bekele I hope you are sitting down while reading the story I am about to tell you. Unfortunately it is a true story and it couldn’t have happened anywhere but in good old Ethiopia. When it comes to laying down like a doormat and letting everyone walk all over us we Ethiopians wrote […]

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Vitamin D deficiency among Ethiopians

Vitamin D deficiency causes serious medical problems, including common cancers, brittle bones, increased risk of cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment, severe asthma in children, weak immune system, chronic fatigue, hypertension, infectious diseases, and depression. Vitamin D is found in cells throughout the body. Muscles need it to move nerves need it to carry messages between the […]

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Trekking to the world’s only continuously active volcano in Ethiopia

I knew we must be nearing Erta Ale, though, when we hung a right into a field of dark black rock. The approach to the volcano, which boasts one of the world’s only continuously active lava lakes, a magma pool that has been roiling since about 1906, deserves a superlative of its own: worst road […]

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Mandela’s Ethiopia Connection: Part II

Former Ethiopian Minister Ayalew Mandefro Remembers & Police Commander Dinka Gudeta’s Video Interview on How He Saved Mandela from South African Assassins   10 interesting facts about Ethiopia & Nelson Mandela; Ayalew Mandefro  bears testimony By Ethiopiaobservatory.com Dedember 7, 2013 In response to a question raised by Ato Abate Kassa to a group of Ethiopians linked by […]

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Mandela’s Ethiopia Connection

““Ethiopia has always held a special place in my own imagination, and the prospect of visiting Ethiopia attracted me more strongly than a trip to France, England, and America combined,” Mandela later wrote in his 1994 autobiography “Long Walk to Freedom.” “I felt I would be visiting my own genesis, unearthing the roots of what […]

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Mandela’s legacy lives on for generations to come – ENTC

In a statement released today, the Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has urged South Africans and its leaders to follow Nelson Mandela’s teachings and the examples he set. Read the full statement here (pdf) 

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Nelson Mandela passed away

Nelson Mandela has passed away today at the age of 95, South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has announced.

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16-month-old Ethiopian baby the latest victim of xenophobia in South Africa

By MPILETSO MOTUMI SOUTH AFRICA (iol) – A bullet to the head while she lay in the arms of her mother ended the life of baby Happy. The 16-month-old infant was resting on her mother’s chest when they were both shot and killed in what is believed to be an attack on foreign nationals in […]

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የሳውዲ አረቢያው ቀውስ መከሰት ለኢትዮጵያውያን ዲያስፖራ

 በፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሀገሬ የሳውዲ አረቢያው ቀውስ መከሰት ለኢትዮጵያውያን/ት ዲያስፖራ ፍቅርና አንድነት ትምህርት ሰጥቶ ይሆን? በአረብ አገር በሚኖሩ ኢትዮጵያውያን/ት ስደተኛ ሠራተኞች ላይ የሚደረገው ህገወጥ የማሰቃየት እርምጃ በአስቸኳይ ይቁም! በአሁኑ ወቅት በሳውዲ አረቢያ በሚኖሩ ኢትዮጵያውያን/ት ስደተኛ ሰራተኞች ላይ በሪያድና በአዲስ አበባ ከተሞች ባሉ ገዥ አካሎች እየተፈጸመ ያለው የሰብአዊ መብት እረገጣ ከፍተኛ ቁጣን የቀሰቀሰ ከመሆኑም በላይ […]

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Jury selection begins in Texas for the murder case of Yared Lemma and Yenni Desta

DALLAS, TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Jury selection begins on Tuesday in Dallas for the man accused of killing a couple in front of their home more than one year ago. Abey Girma has now been arraigned and will soon be on trial for capital murder. It was August of last year when police in Dallas found […]

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The Ethiopian Ordeal in the Middle East: How can we end it?

By Fekade Shewakena In Ethiopia we have a habit , I am not sure if I can call it a culture, of going through an agonizing massive problem and forgetting about it once we get the feeling that we are through it. We simply hope the problem will go away and not come back again. […]

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Woyanne bringing the war to America

‘Things come apart so easily when they have been held together with lies.’ Is what comes to mind when we see the behavior of the Ethiopian government and its response to the Ethiopian tragedy taking place in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Lies have been told to cover up previous lies that it has become […]

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There are 2,700 millionaires in Ethiopia – new study

Ethiopia, a country with close to 90 million people, has only 2,700 millionaires, according to New World Wealth, a research group based in Oxford, England. Out of these 2,700 millionaires, it is safe to assume that over 90 percent of them are members of the ruling party, Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).  Read the full […]

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ENTC Weekly Radio – Week 9

Listen to ENTC weekly radio program – Week 9 – Dec 2 Listen Here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363

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Red Cross steps forward to help Ethiopians returning from Saudi Arabia

RELIEFWEB.INT – One of the first sights greeting the men and women now returning to their homeland from Saudi Arabia is the emblem of the Red Cross. The Ethiopian Red Cross Society is at the forefront of operations in ensuring returnees receive the assistance they require. Sixty Red Cross volunteers are working around the clock, […]

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Teachable Moments for the Ethiopian Diaspora?

 Stop the violence against Ethiopian migrant workers in Saudi Arabia now!The ongoing human rights abuses of Ethiopian migrant workers in Saudi Arabia have triggered massive expressions of outrage against the regimes in Riyadh and Addis Ababa and unprecedented outpouring of concern and support in Diaspora Ethiopian communities. Over the past several weeks, enraged and brokenhearted […]

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Semayawi Party will hold a public meeting in Washington DC

Semayawi Party North America Support Group will hold a public meeting in Washington DC with Party Chairman Yilkal Getnet and guest speakers Professor Alemayehu Gebremariam and Ato Henock Yeshitila. Date/Time: Sun Dec 15, 2013 @2pm Place: Sheraton Arlington (Next To Dama Restaurant) For more information: [email protected] or (202) 556-3078

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Saudi Arabia drives out 2m migrants

THE GUARDIAN – Ethiopian workers face hostility amid ‘Saudization’ campaign to control foreign labor and get more Saudi citizens into work. Under the watchful eyes of Saudi policemen slouched in their squad cars along a rundown street, little knots of Ethiopian men sit chatting on doorsteps and sprawl on threadbare grass at one of Riyadh’s […]

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