Monthly Archives: January 2014

ESAT interview with ENTC speaker Ato Sileshi Tilahun

ESAT TV interview ENTC speaker Ato Sileshi Tilahun on Jan 29 regarding the transitional government charter and the pubic meeting in Washington DC. Watch Interview

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ENTC weekly radio program – week 17

Listen to ENTC weekly radio program – Week 17 – January 29 Weekly news, ENTC conference in Washington DC Listen here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363

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VOA report on Ethiopian transitional government charter public discussion

Listen here (mp3)

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ኬንያታ በዓለም አቀፉ የወንጀለኞች ፍርድ ቤት

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ የዘገዬ ፍትህ እንደተነፈገ መቆጠር የለበትምን? በአህጽሮ ቃሉ አይሲሲ/ICC እየተባለ የሚጠራው ዓለም አቀፉ የወንጀለኞች ፍርድ ቤት/International Criminal Court የኡሁሩ ሙጋይ ኬንያታን ጉዳይ አስመልክቶ እያደረገ ያለው ተደጋጋሚ የፍትህ ሂደቱን የማዘግየት ስራ፣ በቀጠሮ የማሳለፍ እና “የውሸት መረጃዎች” እንዲሁም “የሀሰት ምስክሮች” በማቅረብ እንደገና የመታየት ዕድል ለመፍጠር እየተነገረ እና በተግባር እየተፈጸመ ያለው አጠቃላይ ወደኋላ የመንሸራተት ሁኔታ አንቅልፍ ባያሳጣኝም […]

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US law inches towards demanding accountability from Ethiopia

Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia January 26, 2014 Washington, DC–. Is United States policy towards Ethiopia shifting? For years Ethiopians, social justice groups, human rights organizations and civic groups have been calling on donor countries to demand greater accountability from the Government of Ethiopia for funds received, citing the lack of political space, endemic […]

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ENTC Press Release on January 25th meeting

ENTC issued a press release on the successful completion of the conference held on the subject of transitional government charter draft and other related items. Read the full statement here (pdf)

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US Congress Takes a Historic Stance Against Land Grabs-Related Forced Evictions in Ethiopia

Oakland, CA – In a historic move, the US Congress has taken a stance on land grabs-related human rights abuses in Ethiopia. The 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill contains provisions that ensure that US development funds are not used to support forced evictions in Ethiopia. The bill prevents US assistance from being used to support activities […]

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Kenyatta at the ICC: Is Justice Deferred, Justice Denied?

I am getting a little jittery over the repeated delays, postponements and all the backpedalling talk about “false evidence” and “lying witnesses”  in the Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta International Criminal court trial. I don’t want to say I smell a rat but I feel like I am getting a whiff. Is the stage being set to let […]

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EYNM endorses January 25 public meeting

Ethiopian National Youth Movement (EYNM) released a statement endorsing the public meeting ENTC has called today in Washington DC. The meeting will be held in Arlington, Virginia – Sheraton Hotel (900 S. Orme St. Arlington VA 22204). It urges all Ethiopians to attend and discuss this important issue. Read the statement here (pdf)

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ENTC holding public meeting in DC on January 25

ENTC will be holding a public meeting to discuss the draft transitional government charter and the activities of the organization in Washington DC on January 25, 2014 at Pentagon City Sheraton Hotel (next to Dama restaurant). Meeting starts at 1:30pm. Announcement flyer Announcement Audio    

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Teff is the new super grain

Move over quinoa, Ethiopia’s teff poised to be next big super grain:  UK Guradian Claire Provost and Elissa Jobson | The Guardian January 23, 2014 Mounds of teff dry in fields in Ethiopia. The gluten-free grain is used to make flour for injera, the national dish. Photograph: Julio Etchart/Alamy At Addis Ababa airport, visitors are greeted by pictures […]

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ENTC Public meeting – BBN Radio coverage

Listen to the BBN Radio interview with ENTC Speaker Ato Sileshi Tilahun and Public Relations head Ato Mensur Nuru on the January 25 meeting. Listen to Audio

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The Ethiopians and their past.

The Ethiopians and their past. By Yilma Bekele We love to visit the past. There is no one like us that digs deeper, travel further to harvest the bounty of our rich past. To say we dwell on the past is definitely an understatement. I would not be surprised if scientists after mapping our brain […]

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ENTC Public Meeting – ESAT interview

Listen to ESAT radio interview with Ato Sileshi Tilahun – January 23 Listen here

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ENTC Special Radio Program – January 22

Listen to ENTC special radio program –  January 22 Interview and discussion on January 25 meeting in Washington DC Listen here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363

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በሰማያዊ ፓርቲ ስም አመሰግናለሁ!

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ  ባለፉት በርካታ ሳምንታት በተናጠል እና በቡድን እየሆናችሁ በአሜሪካ እና በአውሮፓ የተለያዩ ከተሞች የስብሰባ አዳራሾች በመገኘት ለሰማያዊ ፓርቲ ድጋፋችሁን ላደረጋችሁ ወገኖቼ ሁሉ ከልብ የመነጨ ምስጋናዬን አቀርባለሁ! ባለፈው ሳምንት ኢትዮሜዲያ/Ethiomedia.com የተባለው ድረገጽ ባወጣው ዘገባ መሰረት ሰማያዊ ፓርቲ በአሁኑ ጊዜ በኢትዮጵያ ባለው የፖለቲካ ትግል ሂደት “አዲስ የተቃውሞ ኃይል” ሆኖ በመቅረብ ሰላማዊ የስርዓት […]

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On Behalf of Semayawi Party, Thanks!

Thank you one and all who came out to the town hall meetings in the U.S. and Europe over the past several  weeks and supported Semayawi Party! In a report last week, Ethiomedia.com described Semayawi Party (SP) as the “newest opposition sensation” which “raises new hopes” for nonviolent change in Ethiopia. Yilikal Getnet, Semayawi Party’s young […]

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ENTC sends out the draft transitional period charter to religious leaders

The Ethiopians National Transitional Council (ENTC) has sent out the draft constitution to several religious leaders Read the full text of ENTC’s Press Release here (pdf)

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Dr. King and the Ethiopia Connection

Happy Birthday Dr. King! January 19, 2014     Ethiopia was front and center in the fight against racial inequality and colonial rule in the 21st century. Emperor Menelik’s unprecedented victory against Italian forces in Adwa was an inspiration to black people and to all people under colonial rule.  The victory at Adwa inspired the […]

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Nations with the lowest percentage of subscribers mobile service; Ethiopia ranks #5

The following is a list of the 10 countries with the lowest percentage of mobile subscribers per capita in the world, based on projections this year from Juniper Networks, a large maker of telecommunications equipment. Eritrea – 5 percent (310,000 mobile subscribers out of a population of 5.7 million) Myanmar – 6 percent (3 million […]

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የኢትዮጵያን ታሪክ ጥላሸት የመቀባት አባዜ

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ በአሁኑ ጊዜ በኢትዮጵያ ያለው ገዥው አካል በ19ኛው መቶ ክፍለ ዘመን የኢትዮጵያ ንጉስ የነበሩት የዳግማዊ አጼ ምኒልክ መቶኛ የሙት ዓመት በዚህ በያዝነው ዓመት (በኢትዮጵያ ዘመን አቆጣጠር) እየተከበረ ባለበት ወቅት ሙሉ ጊዜውን በመስጠት ንጉሱ የሰሩትን ታላቅ ስራ ሁሉ በማጣጣል እና ጥላሸት በመቀባት ዘመቻ ላይ በመጠመድ ታሪክ የማጠልሸት ድራማውን በመተወን ላይ ይገኛል፡፡ […]

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ENTC invites all Ethiopians to be part of the 2nd consultative conference

ENTC is inviting all Ethiopians to be participate in the 2nd consultative conference that will be discussing the draft transitional period charter. Pre-registration is required for attendance. Registration can be done on ENTC website. Read the Press Release here (pdf)

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ENTC weekly radio program – week 15

Listen to ENTC weekly radio program – Week 15 – January 13 Weekly news, Ethiopian/Sudan Embassy protests and other programs Listen here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363

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Demonizing Ethiopian History: Propaganda Campaign Against Atse Menelik

The regime in power in Ethiopia today is orchestrating a full-court press demonization and vilification campaign against Atse Menelik II, the Nineteenth Century Ethiopian emperor whose centennial is being celebrated this year (Ethiopian calendar). The campaign is conducted largely through regime lackey-proxies, stooges and puppets. Through its minions, the regime has used the most loathsome […]

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ENTC distributed draft transitional period charter to teachers and government employees in Ethiopia

The Ethiopians National Transitional Council (ENTC) is stepping up its campaign to come up with a draft constitution for a transitional government in Ethiopia that will replace the current brutal dictatorship. After releasing the draft interim period charter to the public for discussion last week, ENTC has sent out the same draft to several university […]

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When I grow up will I go to jail like my dad?

Ethiopian journalist on prison odyssey needs medical care By Tom Rhodes/CPJ East Africa Representative Committee to Protect Journalists January 9, 2014   Berhane Tesfaye and her son, Fiteh, try to visit Woubshet Taye every week. (CPJ) “When I grow up will I go to jail like my dad?” This was the shattering question that the five-year-old […]

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ዋናውን ሌባ ማን ይከሰዋል? አብዮታዊ ዲሞክራሲያዊ የሰው ንግድ!

ከጎልጉል ድረገጽ January 8, 2014 ኢህአዴግ ልዩ ምክንያት ከሌለው በስተቀር የውጪ ጠላት አያፈራም የሚሉ በርካታ አስተያየት ሰጪዎች አሉ። ምክንያት ካለው ግን ቅንድቧን አንደተላጨችው ነገረኛ ሴት ለመጋጨት ይፈጥናል። ከፊትለፊቱ ገንዘብ ካየ ደግሞ ኢህአዴግ ገደል ሜዳው ነው የሚሉም አሉ። ገንዘብ በሌለበት ቦታ ኢህአዴግ አይታይም በማለት ከበረሃው ኑሮ ጀምሮ የሚከሱት ጥቂቶች አይደሉም። በቅርቡ በሳዑዲ አረቢያ ምድር በሁለት ምድብ […]

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Ethiopian Migrants Expelled by Saudis Remain in Limbo Back Home

By Benno Muchler | New York Times Jan 7, 2014   LEGUAMA, Ethiopia — Mohammed Jemal left Ethiopia two years ago. He wanted to be independent, to support his family — and to escape the mockery of having squandered a big chance for a better life. “I went to college and dropped out. I somehow […]

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2014፡ የኢትዮጵያ የአቦ-ጉማሬው ትውልድ ዓመት

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ (ክፍል አንድ) 2014 የኢትዮጵያ የአቦ –ጉማሬው ትውልድ የሚነሳሳበት ዓመት፣ እ.ኤ.አ በ2013 በመጀመሪያው ሳምንት ባቀረብኩት ሳምንታዊው ትችቴ ዓመቱ “የኢትዮጵያ የአቦሸማኔው (የወጣቱ ትውልድ) ዓመት ይሆናል “የሚል ትንበያ ሰጥቼ ነበር፡፡ እንደትንበያውም ዓመቱ የኢትዮጵያ የአቦሸማኔው (ወጣቱ) ትውልድ ታላቅ የስኬት ዓመት ሆኖ ተጠናቅቋል፡፡ 2014 ደግሞ “የኢትዮጵያ የአቦ-ጉማሬው ትውልድ ዓመት ይሆናል” የሚል ትንበያ እሰጣለሁ፡፡  የአቦ-ጉማሬው […]

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Why mobile phones fail so much in Ethiopia: The China Connection

By Mathew Dalton | The Wall Street Journal January 6, 2014   LAKE WENCHI, Ethiopia—In the green highlands here southwest of Addis Ababa, farmers like Darara Baysa are proud owners of cellphones that run on a network built by China’s ZTE Corp. 000063.SZ -1.91% The trouble is, they have to walk several miles to get […]

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ENTC weekly radio program – week 14

Listen to ENTC weekly radio program – Week 14 – January 6 Weekly news, ENTC statement and other programs Listen here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363

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2014: Year of the Ethiopian Chee-Hippo Generation

Part I: Rise of the Ethiopian Chee-Hippo Generation in 2014 In my first weekly commentary of 2013, I declared that year to be the “Year of Ethiopia’s Cheetah (young) Generation”. It was a great year for Ethiopia’s Cheetahs. I declare 2014 “Year of the Ethiopia’s Chee-Hippo Generation”. A Chee-Hippo is a Hippo (member of the […]

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Abune Mathias is being investigated for corruption; his movements restricted

Abune Mathias, the TPLF-installed patriarch of the Orthodox Church in Ethiopia, has been informed that he is being investigated for corruption, according to Ethiopian Review sources in the Church. Investigating perceived and real political opponents is TPLF’s standard mode of operation. It is also reported that the Abune was instructed by Tsegaye Berhe, National Security […]

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