Monthly Archives: January 2015

ENTC and Shengo joint Press Release – Jan 28

Shengo and ENTC have released a statement on the current situation of Ethiopia and their proposed solution of a Unified Force. Read the Statement here (pdf)    

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Boycotting Ethiopian National Elections: Damn if You Do, Damn if You Don’t! Messay Kebede

I maintain that the upcoming elections will be a turning point for Ethiopia, not because they will result in a major change of policy subsequent to a renovation of the ruling elite but because the absence of change will compel opposition groups to reassess their strategies and the country as a whole will plunge further […]

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ENTC Weekly Radio – Jan 28

Listen to ENTC radio program – January 28 News, Interviews, entertainment, etc Listen here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363

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Did British intelligence help Ethiopian officials kidnap Andargachew Tsige?

  Did British intelligence assist Ethiopian security services to kidnap Andargachew Tsige?  Did UK officials, for example, provide Ethiopian agents with Mr. Tsige’s travel itinerary?  There are telltale signs that the UK government knows more than it wants to admit.  A series of leaked emails newly published in the Daily Mail hint at UK collaboration […]

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World Bank-ruptcy in Ethiopia

 The moral bankruptcy of the World Bank in Ethiopia Ethiopians have been the object of a cruel bureaucratic joke by the World Bank. Last week, an official investigative report surfaced on line showing World Bank bureaucrats in Ethiopia have been playing  “Deception Games” of displacement, deracination, forced resettlement and a kinder and gentler form of ethnic cleansing  in the Gambella region of Western Ethiopia. […]

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ENTC Weekly Radio – Jan 22

Listen to ENTC radio program – January 22 News, Interviews, entertainment, etc Listen here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363

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The Invention of Ethnic Politics Messay Kebede

Take a random group of Ethiopians as you find them in any public place. You will never hear them defining themselves by a single characteristic. If you ask one of them how a person is defined, he/she will say that a person is defined by age, gender, class, social role, religion, culture, ethnic background, etc. […]

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Should Ethiopians boycott the upcoming elections?

December 16, 2015 Washington, DC, The Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE) has no choice but to expose the duplicity and repression of choice in the upcoming Ethiopian National Election due to the dictatorial nature of the ethnic apartheid regime of the TPLF/EPRDF that has been in power for the last 24 years. The […]

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MLK: “When Will You Be Satisfied?”

When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [MLK] gave his “I Have a Dream Speech” in August 1963, he asked the “devotees of civil rights” a simple rhetorical question:  “When will you be satisfied?” One of his answers was particularly poignant. “We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the […]

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Elections and helicopter-an Ethiopian drama

Elections and helicopter-an Ethiopian drama. By Yilma Bekele I am thinking you must have read my last report on Ethiopian helicopters that made an unauthorized trip to Eritrea. I felt I left the story hanging out there and it is not just fair to my readers not having a closure on the subject. Some might […]

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ENTC Weekly Radio – Jan 15

Listen to ENTC radio program – January 15 News, Interviews, entertainment, etc Listen here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363

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Smoking in public areas banned in Mekelle, but so far OK for rest of Ethiopia

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle | Sudan Tribune   January 11, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – The capital of Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, Mekelle, has banned smoking in public areas, making it the first Ethiopian city to implement a tobacco control proclamation bill passed by parliament last year.   Ethiopian lawmakers last year unanimously passed a law prohibiting […]

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Andargachew Tsigie Before the T-TPLF Inquisition?

 “Cirque d’Andargachew” presented by the Ringling T-TPLF Brothers Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet) is often credited with the observation that one should “judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.” Voltaire also wisely observed, “All murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.” How true! The late Meles […]

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Ethiopian women regularly sold for $2,000 in Yemen

Human trafficking or human slavery? By Neftalem Fikre Hailemeskel | ethiopianreporter.com January 10, 2015       Right now as I am writing this article any person can buy an Ethiopian woman as property for as little as USD 2000 in Yemen. Once they purchase the women and her children, she will be a property […]

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Former US Adoption Agency Head Admits to Bribing Ethiopian Officials

Voice of America (VOA) January 8, 2015 The former head of a U.S. adoption agency pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to charges of arranging phony adoptions from Ethiopia with the aim of defrauding the U.S. government. James Harding, who was an official with International Adoption Guides, admitted defrauding the U.S. State Department by submitting […]

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State Terrorism in Ogaden, Ethiopia

Widespread Repression By Graham Peebles | counterpunch.org January 9, 2015 “There is indeed terrorism raging throughout large parts of the Ogaden and elsewhere in the country; it is State Terrorism perpetrated by a brutal regime that is guilty of widespread criminality, much of which constitutes crimes against humanity….”     Ethiopia is being hailed as […]

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Chinese TV presents a biography of Haile Sellassie

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ENTC Weekly Radio – Jan 7

Listen to ENTC radio program – January 7 News, Interviews, entertainment, etc Listen here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363

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What does it take to get the helicopters back?

What does it take to get the helicopters back? By Yilma Bekele Normally regimes do not lose such an important asset just like that. Fighter jets or helicopters just do not fly out of the coop so easily. But we are talking about Ethiopia here and no matter how you look at it ours is […]

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እንኳን ለገና በዓል አደረሳችሁ።

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Ethiopians in Minnesota explore the importance of transcending ethnic identity

  A Diverse Group of Ethiopians in Minnesota finds new and promising relationship as they step out of ethnic, religious, gender, and political boxes to embrace each other as valued human beings first. Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE) January 5, 2015 What does it mean—in real life—to appreciate the common bond of humanity […]

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Ethiopian Dreams for 2015 and Beyond

“Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,… [and] see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams” A Happy New Year to all of my readers!!! I get to celebrate New Year twice every year. The first on September 11, the Ethiopian New Year. The second on January 1. I also get to make two […]

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Andargachew Tsige and the struggle for freedom.

Andargachew Tsige and the struggle for freedom. By Yilma Bekele Andargachew Tsige was taken prisoner by the TPLF Woyane regime on June 24/’13 while on transit at Sana, Yemen International Airport. He was removed from the airplane and flown to Ethiopia. What was done was against all international conventions and is considered illegal. Ever since […]

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“ለኢትዮጵያ አንድነት በጽናት እንቆማለን”፣

(የፀሐፊው ማስታወሻ — ይህን ፅሁፍ በነጻነት ለሀገሬ ስም ለአማርኛ አንባቢዎቼ  አቀርባለሁ። የነፃነት ለሀገሬ ትርጉሞች የረቀቁና የተጣሩ ናቸው። የነፃነት ለሀገሬን ድጋፍ በማግኘቴ ታላቅ ደስታና ክብር ይሰማኛል። ነፃነት ለሀገሬ ያልተዘመረለት/ያልተዘመረላቸው የኢትዮጵያ ጀግና/ጀግኖች ናቸው። ከፍተኛ ክብርና አድናቆቴን ለነፃነት ለሀገሬ አቀርባለሁ/አቀርብላቸዋለሁ  !!! ትግሉ ይቀጥላል ለነፃነት ለሀገሬ!!!)  ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ የአፍሪካ አሜሪካዊ ደራሲ፣ ገጣሚ፣ የዳንስ ተወዛዋዥ፣ ተዋናይ እንዲሁም […]

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ENTC Weekly Radio – Jan 1

Listen to ENTC radio program – January 1 News, Interviews, entertainment, etc Listen here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363

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