Monthly Archives: March 2014

ኢህአዴግና አሜሪካ — የፍቅረኞች ኩርፍያ?

ኢህአዴግ የአፍሪካ ቀንድ ስጋት? By Goolgule.com ለአፍሪካ ቀንድ ሰላም ብቸኛ ተዋናይና ፊት አውራሪ አድርጎ ራሱን የሾመው ኢህአዴግ ለቀጠናው ስጋት እንደሚሆን ተጠቆመ። አልሸባብንና አልቃይዳን ከምንጩ እናጠፋለን በሚል ስትራቴጂ መለስ ከቆፈሩት ጉድጓድ ውስጥ ሰምጣ የነበረችው አሜሪካ ከጉድጓዱ ለመውጣት ወስናለች። ኢትዮጵያዊያን የሚያምኑትና የሚቀበሉትን መሪ በድፍረት አደባባይ የማውጣት ሃላፊነቱ “አገር ወዳድ” በሚሉ ዜጎችና የተቃዋሚ ፓርቲ አመራሮች ጫንቃ ላይ ነው። […]

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Georgia Supreme Court upheld the conviction of a man who killed an Ethiopian immigrant

The Georgia Supreme Court on Friday unanimously upheld the conviction and life prison sentence given to Demarcus “Money Marc” Crawford for his role in the brutal 2008 killing of an Ethiopian immigrant who was residing in Lilburn, a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. Crawford was part of a four-person robbery crew that prosecutors said stole $15,000 […]

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“Nineteen Eighty-Four” in 2014 Ethiopiana

“Big Brother is Watching You!” secretly: The snooping thug state in 2014 Ethiopiana  The secrecy-obsessed regime in Ethiopia has a huge creepy dragnet of secret electronic surveillance programs to sniff out the deeply-buried secrets of the people of Ethiopia. They spend sleepless nights interrogating  themselves about what the people could do to them. Who do […]

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Semayawi Party leaders in Wolayta, southern Ethiopia, arrested

The TPLF junta has arrested 5 members of Semayawi Party’s leadership in Wolayta, southern Ethiopia, on Friday. The detained individuals are: 1) Wochefo Sadamo, 2) Tademe Fekadu, 3) Tsadiku W. Selassie, 4) Tewodros Geta, 5) Bogale (?). Police has prevented relatives of the detainees from visiting them and providing them with food and water.

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ኢህአዴግ የእምነት ተቋማትን በጥብቅ የሚቆጣጠርበት ህግ ሊያጸድቅ ነው

ህጉ ጣጣ እንዳያመጣ የሰጉ ኢህአዴግን እየመከሩ ነው ከጎልጉል ድረገድ ኢትዮጵያን ከሁለት አስርተ ዓመታት በላይ እየገዛ ያለው ኢህአዴግ የሃይማኖት ተቋማትንና ምዕመናኑን በጥብቅ የሚቆጣጠርበትን ህግ ለማጽደቅ በዝግጅት ላይ መሆኑ ተሰማ። የህጉ ረቂቅ የደረሳቸው ከፍተኛ ዲፕሎማቶች ኢህአዴግን አበክረው እየመከሩና በሚያመጣው አጠቃላይ መዘዝ ዙሪያ እያስጠነቀቁ ነው። ጎልጉል ከዲፕሎማት ምንጮቹ ባገኘው መረጃ መሰረት ኢህአዴግ በእምነት ተቋማት ላይ ቁጥጥሩን የሚያጠብቅበትንና ከሃይማኖት […]

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Nile dam an issue of no compromise – Egypt Foreign Ministry

News Release by State Information Service of Egypt The issue of the Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam is linked to Egypt’s water security which is an integral part of Egypt’s national security, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Badr Abdel Atti said in a press conference on Thursday. He asserted that the Ethiopian dam is an issue that cannot […]

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Ethiopian Orthodox Church takes roots in Ghana

The Ethiopia Orthodox Tewahedo Church will take roots in Ghana with the establishment of a branch of the church in Ghana after the acceptance of a fact-finding report that recommends that it is apt to have the church in the country. When approval is given, a priest and a monk will be sent to the […]

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11 Ethiopians arrested in northeastern Kenya

Police in Embu, Kenya, have arrested 11 immigrants of Ethiopian origin who were being taken from Isiolo to Nairobi. Police said that the 11 were intercepted at a road block when police flagged down a Toyota Probox for over loading and speeding. Continue reading …

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Some policy considerations regarding the Ethiopian outmigration

By Seid Hassan and Minga Negash In our December 19, 2013 article entitled “Explaining the Ethiopian outmigration: incentives or constrains” we alerted readers and policy makers in Ethiopia about the push, pull and mediating factors of outmigration in general and outlined the factors as they relate to Ethiopia. In this short article we aim to […]

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እውነተኛው አ.ኢ.ግ.ተ. (EITI) ወይስ የማዳም ክላሬ የሙስና ማጋበሻ ቡድን?

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ  ማዳም ክላሬ አሸንፈዋል! እንኳን ደስ ያለዎት፣ ማዳም ክላሬ!   ባለፈው ሳምንት የ “አምራች ኢንዱስትሪዎች የግልጽነት ተነሳሽነት/Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) ሊቀ መንበር የሆኑት ማዳም ክላሬ ሾርት ስልጣናቸውን ከህግ አግባብ ውጭ በመጠቀም እና በማስፈራራት በኢትዮጵያ ያለው ገዥ አካል የሙስና ማጋበሻ ቡድናቸው አባል እንዲሆን ለማስቻል የEITI የቦርድ አባላት ድምጻቸውን እንዲሰጡ በማድረጉ […]

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Kenya arrests 39 Ethiopians

Police have arrested 39 undocumented immigrants and two human traffickers from Ethiopia near the frontier town of Merille in Kenya’s Samburu County. “They will be charged by Wednesday for being in the country illegally,” Samburu Police Chief Samuel Muthamia told Anadolu Agency by phone on Tuesday. The Ethiopians, who are all believed to be in […]

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EITI or Clare’s Corruption Club?

 Clare Short has won! Congratulations, Clare! Brava! Last week, Clare Short, Chair of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), succeeded in bullying the EITI Board members into voting to admit the ruling regime in Ethiopia into her Club.  She did it the old-fashioned way— arm-twisting, browbeating, bulldozing, rear-end kicking, a little bit of jawboning and […]

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Ethiopian woman in Kuwait attempted to commit suicide

KUWAIT CITY (ARAB TIMES) – An Ethiopian woman tried to commit suicide in her sponsor’s residence by hanging herself from the ceiling of her room with an electrical cable, reports Al-Rai daily. Security men from Abdullah Al- Mubarak Police Station foiled the suicide attempt and rushed her to Farwaniya Hospital for treatment. The sponsor claimed […]

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Miss Ethiopia chosen as Miss Africa Utah

By Sheena McFarland | The Salt Lake Tribune Miss Africa Utah reigned in the Beehive State for only about two weeks. Winnet Murahwa, who entered the March 8 competition as Miss Zimbabwe, beat out eight other contestants to win the African Chamber of Commerce’s beauty competition. However, she announced she was stepping down. “After carefully […]

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Zambia court convicts 18 Ethiopians

A court in Zambia has convicted 18 Ethiopians and fined K4,500 each or in default nine months simple imprisonment for unlawful entry into the country. The Nakonde magistrate’s court has also discharged 13 other Ethiopian juveniles who were charged with the same offence on account of their age. This is according to a statement released […]

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Although Ethiopians face severe food shortage, government is leasing fertile land to foreign investors – Deutsche Welle

Although one in 10 Ethiopians is going hungry, the government is leasing fertile land to foreign investors. Deutsche Welle spoke with Essayas Kebede from the Ethiopian government about so-called land grabbing. Continue reading…

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Dr Segenet Kelemu receives L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science award

Ethiopian scientist is one of the five exceptional women honored for scientific excellence L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science today. Each woman represents a unique career path combining exceptional talent, a deep commitment to her profession and remarkable courage in a field still largely dominated by men. Dr Segenet Kelemu is the Director General of International […]

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ENTC Weekly Radio – March 17

Listen to ENTC radio program – March 17 News and analysis, Crimea’s annexation from Ukraine Listen here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363

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የኢትዮጵያ ተተኪ ሴቶች ትውልድ መነሳሳት!

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ “ከዚህ በኋላ ትዕግስታችን ተሟጧል!” ሰማያዊ ፓርቲ በኢትዮጵያ እንደገና ወኔ የተሞላበት የትግል መንፈሱን በማደስ ጥንካሬውን አሳየ ! እ.ኤ.አ ማርች 9/2014 የተከበረውን ዓለም አቀፍ የሴቶች በዓል ምክንያት በማድረግ በአዲስ አበባ ከተማ ተዘጋጀቶ በነበረው የ5 ኪሎ ሜትር የጎዳና ላይ ሩጫ የሰማያዊ ፓርቲ ወጣት ሴቶችም ተሳትፎ አድርገው ነበር፡፡ ከዴሞክራሲያዊ ምርጫ ባፈነገጠ መልኩ በኃይል […]

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Addis Ababa in the 1960s (photos)

Photographs of Addis Ababa 1963 – 1967 March 18, 2014 Click here to view the rest of photographs of Addis  

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The Hypocrisy of the West Messay Kebede

The West is deploring the referendum in Crimea and threatening to apply economic sanctions against Russia, believed to be the instigator of the unfolding Ukrainian crisis. Some Western politicians even go the extent of advocating direct military aid so that Ukraine can oppose military resistance to the Russian aggression. The referendum, which is supposed to […]

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‘The Ethiopian Wolf’: An adventure tale with a heroic goal

The Ethiopian wolf, one of only two wolf species in Africa, is seriously endangered, with only 450 individuals left. However, hope remains among the conservationists who are doing heroic work to preserve this fascinating species for future generations. Success would not only mean survival for the Ethiopian wolf, but also a great deal learned about […]

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ENTC Public Meeting in Washinton DC

Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) will be holding a public meeting in Washington DC on April 13, 2014. Refer to the flyer for more information. Public Meeting Flyer

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Ethiopian man in Atlanta busted for trying to steal the identity of US Attorney General

(WXIA) – A Georgia man has been sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison for filing fraudulent income tax returns under several stolen identities, including that of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Yafait Tadesse pleaded guilty in November to stealing government funds. He will spend three years on supervised release after getting […]

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Rise of the Daughters of Ethiopia!

“We can’t take it anymore!” Semayawi Party in Ethiopia has done it again! This time it is the young women of Semayawi Party who took to the streets of Addis Ababa during the 5k run held as part of the International Women’s Day celebrations on March 9. They spoke; no, they cried out the unvarnished truth […]

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Nazret in the 1940s

Color photographs of Nazret 1946 – 1950   Please click below to see all the photographs Click here for color photos of Nazret in the 1940s        

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Reeyot Alemu spends 1000th day in prison

In a month when we are celebrating women, today, Sunday March 16th is Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu’s 1000th day of imprisonment for simply doing her job. A columnist for several Amharic-language newspapers, Reeyot Alemu was one of the first journalists arrested in a 2011 government crackdown on dissent as authorities in Addis Ababa, unnerved by […]

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Pushback against Ethiopia’s campaign to infiltrate the EITI

Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE) March 14, 2014 An Open Letter to African Steering Committee Members for Publish What You Pay (PWYP)[i] Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Board Members from PWYP   Dear Ali Idrissa, Jean-Claude Katende and Faith Nwadishi, and other members of the EITI Board: We in the Solidarity Movement for […]

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Ethiopian mushrooms hold antioxidant potential, researchers say

Ethiopian mushrooms hold antioxidant potential, with wild mushrooms proving stronger than cultivated, according to the first research looking at country’s edible offerings. The researchers from Addis Ababa University and Pennsylvanian State University collected the samples from the Addis Ababa, Kaffa zone and Benishangul Gumuz region of Ethiopia. They were obtained personally by the researchers or […]

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Police arrest a suspect in slaying of Ethiopian immigrant in Ohio

COLUMBUS, OHIO (THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH) – A Delaware County man charged with killing an Ethiopian immigrant on the Far North Side on Sunday was arrested by Columbus SWAT officers yesterday. Anthony M. Monaco, 19, of 3714 Perennial Lane in Liberty Township, was in the Franklin County jail last night pending an appearance in Franklin County […]

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Ethiopia’s cave churches: An inverse reality

All other great religious structures towered over the surrounding landscape when built, in order to create a lasting impression on the visitor. Digging one out upside down must surely be the most time-consuming method imaginable. Perhaps the Ethiopians did this as a supreme sacrifice of time to their God. Possibly, they knew no other way […]

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የማዕድን ሙስና በኢትዮጵያ፡ ለማዳም ክሌር ሾርት የተሰጠ መልስ

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ ግልጽ ደብዳቤ ወይስ ግልጽ የሙስና ተባባሪነት? “የአምራች ኢንዱስትሪዎች የግልጽነት ተነሳሽነት/Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) የተባለውን ድርጅት የመሰረቱትን አገሮች ሁኔታ ቀረብ በማለት በምመለከትበት ጊዜ  በኢትዮጵያ ያለው  የሲቪል ማህበረሰብ ሁኔታ ከእነዚህ አገሮች ከበርካታዎቹ የባሰ መጥፎ ነው የሚለውን ለመቀበል እቸገራለሁ፡፡” ይህ አባባል የአምራች ኢንዱስትሪዎች የግልጽነት ተነሳሽነት/Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) ሊቀመንበር የሆኑት […]

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Ethiopian scientist at University of Texas receives achievement award

Professor Dereje Agonafer, Jenkins Garrett Professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Texas, was selected as the 2014 NSBE Golden Torch Award honoree for Golden Torch Legacy Award and will be saluted at the 17th Annual Golden Torch Awards on March 29. The award is the highest award given at the annual NSBE conference […]

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ENTC weekly radio – March 10

Listen to ENTC radio program – March 10 News and analysis, Adwa 118th year Listen here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363

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Husband and wife arrested for beating to death Ethiopian woman in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – A couple have been arrested on suspicion of murdering their employee and throwing her body in the desert. Col Rashid Mohammed Bourshid, the head of Abu Dhabi Police CID, said the body of a woman was found in Ajban wrapped in cloth and with burnt fingers. Investigations revealed that […]

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Mining Corruption in Ethiopia: A Reply to Clare Short

Open letter or open pandering to corruption? “As I look around the EITI implementing countries, I do not accept that the situation for civil society in Ethiopia is worse than a great many of them.” That was the didactic pronouncement of Ms. Claire Short, Chair of the  Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in her “Open […]

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Our response on Nile will be decisive – Egyptian foreign minister

EGYPT INDEPENDENT – Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy gave Ethiopia the harshest Egyptian warning to Ethiopia in relation to the dispute over Adis Ababa’s dam on the Nile River. In an interview with Tahrir satellite channel late Friday, Fahmy waved “a decisive response” concerning its Renaissance Dam, which Cairo fears would affect its shares of river […]

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በግድቡ ሕይወታቸው የተገደበ ኢትዮጵያውያንን ለማትረፍ የሚደረገው እርብርብ

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ   ከሁለት ዓመታት በፊት በዚህ በያዝነው ወር “ግድቡ እና አደጋው፡ ግልገል ጊቤ ሦስት በኢትዮጵያ“ በሚል ርዕስ በደቡብ ኢትዮጵያ በኦሞ ወንዝ ሸለቆ ከሚካሄደው ልማት ጋር በተያያዘ መልኩ ግድቡ ሊያስከትል በሚችለው እንደምታ ላይ ትኩረት በማድረግ ትንታኔ አቅርቤ ነበር፡፡ በዚያ ትንታኔዬ በዚህ የልማት ሰበብ እየተካሄደ ያለው እንቅስቃሴ በአካባቢው ስነምህዳር ላይ የሚያስከትለውን አሉታዊ ተጽእኖ […]

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ENTC announced a public meeting in Washington DC

ENTC has released a Press Release announcing a town hall meeting in Washington DC to facilitate the discussion on an all-inclusive transitional government in Ethiopia.   Read the full statement here (pdf)

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አስተያየት በሻምበል ፍቅረስላሴ ወግደረስ “እኛና አብዮቱ” ላይ

ከፈቃደ ሸዋቀና የሻምበል ፍቅረ ስላሴን ባለ 440 ገጽ መጽሐፍ ላነብ ስነሳ ጸሐፊው በሃያ ዓመታት የእስር ቤት ቆይታቸው በስልጣንና የሃላፊነት ዘመናቸው የነበሩትን ብዙ ክንዋኔዎች ፣ ውሳኔዎችና ተዋናዮችን አስመልክቶ የነበራቸውን እይታ እንደገና ለማጤንና ለማሰላሰል (Reflect ለማድረግ) እድል አግኝተው የጻፉት ሊሆን ስለሚችል ሚዛናዊ የሆነ ዕውቀት፤ እንዲሁም የመንግስታቸውን የውስጥ ለውስጥ ሥራዎች ከሩቅ እናይ የነበርን ተራ ዜጎች ሳናውቃቸው የቀሩ ነግሮችን […]

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Whole Foods started carrying Ethiopian food in Miami, Florida

Whole Foods, an American foods supermarket chain, has started carrying Ethiopian food in its Miami, Florida, stores. MIAMI NEW TIMES: Rejoice, lovers of Ethiopian eats! The East African cuisine has finally made its way back to Miami. For a limited time, anyway. Beginning today, Whole Foods locales statewide are rolling out a hot food lineup […]

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ENTC radio special program

Listen to ENTC radio program – March 3 Hailemedhin Abera and ET related news and analysis Listen here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363

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Road accident claimed the lives of 16 people on Addis Ababa – Mekele road

Sixteen people died after a bus traveling from Mekele to Addis Ababa slammed into a car today.

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በኢንቨስትመንት ስም የመሬት ነጠቃ

በኢንቨስትመንት ስም አፍሪካ ውስጥ የሚደረገውን የመሬት ቅርምት አስመልክቶ የካናዳ የፓርላማ አባላትና እውቅ ምሁራንን ያሳተፈ ውይይት በኦታዋ ተደረገ Ottawa, Canada February 25, 2014 Coalition for Equitable Land Acquisitions and Development in Africa በምህጻረ ቃል CELADA በመባል የሚታወቀው በካናዳ ኦታዋ ውስጥ የተቋቋመ ድርጅት በአፍሪካ እየተኪያሄደ ያለውን የመሬት ቅርምት አስመልክቶ በርካታ የፓርላማ አባላት፣ የተራድኦ ድርጅት ሃላፊዎች የዩኒቨርሲቲ መምህራን […]

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The Race to Save Ethiopians Damned by the Dam

 People of Omo River Basin sold down the river  Exactly two years ago to the month, I wrote a commentary entitled, “The Dam and the Damned: Gilgel Gibe III Ethiopia” focusing on the impact of   “development” in the Omo River Basin (ORB) in southern Ethiopia. In that commentary, I echoed the deep concerns voiced […]

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The shameful act of OPDO

The shameful act of OPDO. By Yilma Bekele I came across a clip of a VOA interview from Ethiopia. It is about the unveiling of a new statue in Oromia Kilil (Bantustan), Arsi Zone, Hitosa Wereda named Anole Statue and Museum. From the video that came with the report the ugly contraption seems to be […]

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Anniversary of the Battle of Adwa

  Ethiopian forces led by Emperor Menelik annihilated invading Italian colonial troops on March 2, 1896 at the Battle of Adwa.  Ethiopians killed over 6,000,  wounded and captured thousands more in a mere eight hours. The Ethiopian camp was ably led by Menelik  & Taytu, Rases Mekonnen, Takle Haymanot, Mikael, Mengesha  and Alula.  The self-confident […]

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The Battle of Adwa as a “Historic” Event

By Donald N. Levine There are three reasons why we commonly refer to some happening as a historic event: either it occurs for the first time; it has significant consequences; or it is symbolically important. As a first time event, Emperor Menelik’s cession of the Bogos highlands to Italy in 1889 has been described as […]

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Ethiopian Airlines VP, head of Flight Operations resigned

ENTC cited credible sources inside Ethiopian Airlines that the Vice President and Head of Flight Operations has resigned. Please read the details here (pdf)  

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Ethiopians return home to a bleak future

More than 150,000 Ethiopians have been deported from Saudi Arabia in recent months By Rebecca Murray | Aljazeera February 28, 2014 Ahmed woke up in a Riyadh hospital with his kidney removed    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Ahmed, 20 years old, weakly sits down in a chair under the hot sun, dazed, as young men and […]

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Violence in the Ogaden Rages On

Ethiopian Persecution, Threats and Kidnapping By Graham Peebles | counterpunch.org February 28, 2014 Hidden and isolated from the world the armed conflict raging in the Ogaden region of Ethiopia goes unnoticed. The killing and raping of innocent civilians at the hands of the military and their paramilitary partners in crime the Liyu police, the false […]

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The Battle of Adwa Changed Ethiopia and the World

By Abebe Hailu Ethiopia has a significant history reaching over 3,000 years into the past. The word “Ethiopia” has become a term for the idea of African solidarity and freedom, not just the name of a nation or a region. The ancient Greek historian Herodotus noted the region of Ethiopia as home to “people with […]

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