Monthly Archives: February 2015

Young Ethiopian Musicians Rising!

Young Diaspora Ethiopian musicians are rising fast and gaining attention on the international scene. They sing in English, but some include Amharic songs in their repertoire. Their lyrics are serious and spotlight social conditions. Their melodies are a fusion of Ethiopian, rock and jazz beats. They attract audiences across cultural lines. Their music has universal […]

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ENTC Weekly Radio – Feb 26

Listen to ENTC radio program – February 26 News, Interviews, entertainment, etc Listen here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363

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Ethiopia shall overcome.

Ethiopia shall overcome. By Yilma Bekele In May of 2005 the noble idea of bringing change by peaceful means died a violent death in Ethiopia. The Tigrai People Front declared in no uncertain terms power sharing is not part of the equation. They have proved it three times since then. What part of that do […]

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ENTC held its 4th General Assembly meeting

ENTC held its 4th general assembly meeting in Washington DC. It has issued the below press release on the meeting outcome. Read the Press Release here (pdf)

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Shengo and ENTC leaders interview on Addis Dimts

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ENTC and Shengo working towards facilitating an all-inclusive centralized alternative force

Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) and The Ethiopian People’s Congress for United Struggle (SHENGO) today issued a joint press release that they will be working towards an all-inclusive alternative force that  will centralize the opposition struggle. Read the joint statement here (pdf)

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Bye, Bye Karuturistan, Ethiopia!

 RRIP: A post-mortem on Karuturistan, Ethiopia It was too good to be true. It is too bad it was true for the people of Gambella in western Ethiopia. Last month, the ignoble demise of Karuturi  Global, Ltd.  (a/k/a “Ethiopian Meadows Plc.”, “Gambella Green Valley Plc (Ethiopia)”,  “Karuturi Agro Products Plc (Ethiopia)) in Ethiopia was announced  quietly and without […]

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Ethiopia’s Perfekt Elektion? Much Ado About Nothing!

Who knows about Ethiopia’s perfekt elektion in May 2015?  It is the middle of February 2015 as I write this commentary. But I always remember in November.  I see some of my Ethiopian friends carrying long forlorn melancholy faces.  A few lines from Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” flash in my mind: Why, what’s the matter, […]

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ENTC Weekly Radio – Feb 12

Listen to ENTC radio program – February 12 News, Interviews, entertainment, etc Listen here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363

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Ethiopia’s “Odious Debt” to the Odious World Bank

FEBRUARY 8, 2015 10:57PM Ethiopia as “sovereign deadbeat” state due to debts incurred by the T-TPLF In my last commentary, The World Bank and Ethiopia’s “Growth and Transformation”, I cryptically observed in passing, “… The USD$600 million is money the World Bank loaned to the Thugtatorship of the Tigrean Peoples Liberation Front (T-TPLF)  in the name […]

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Obang Metho’s open letter to President Obama

The alarming situation in Ethiopia and why it may spiral out of control February 5, 2015     Honorable Barack Obama The President of the United States of America The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, DC 20501   Dear President Obama, I am writing to you on behalf of the Solidarity Movement for a […]

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ENTC Weekly Radio – Feb 5

Listen to ENTC radio program – February 5 News, Interviews, entertainment, etc Listen here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363

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Ethiopia-visions of the final battle.

Ethiopia-visions of the final battle. By Yilma Bekele We all should thank the Central Committee of Tigrai Peoples Liberation Front for making things a little clearer in our country. When election season is close the TPLF removes all pretenses and makes itself visible to the citizen of Ethiopia. The picture is not pretty. Their latest […]

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Plagiarism is not a big deal: TPLF official

What’s is wrong with stealing other people’s work and slapping your name on it?  Nothing, according to a TPLF official.  Ambassador Tesfaye Habisso was recently outed for expropriating the work of others.  The ambassador’s novel defense:   don’t make too much out of this piagiarism thing. “Is plagiarism really such a big moral deal?” Ambassador Habisso […]

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The World Bank and Ethiopia’s “Growth and Transformation”

The World Bank lies, Ethiopia dies… from onerous “odious debt” I had completely forgotten about the so-called “Growth and Transformation Plan” (GTP) of 2010, until the World Bank reminded me of it last week. That “Plan” was the late Meles Zenawi’s  gimmick  about having an economic plan for Ethiopia. In 2010, Meles made the ridiculous claim […]

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ያለ በቂ ጥናት የተሰራው የወያኔ ባቡር መስመር ውዝግብ ፈጥሯል።

— የባቡር መስመሩ ከተማዋን ለሁለት መክፈሉ ነዋሪዎችን ግራ አጋብቷል — የባቡር ሐዲዱን ያለ ጫማ ማቋረጥ ለከፋ አደጋ ያጋልጣል — የባቡር መስመሩ የዲዛይን ማሻሻያዎች ሊደረጉበት ይገባል -ባለሙያዎች መታሰቢያ ካሳዬ | አዲስ አድማስ January 31, 2015 የአዲስ አበባ ከተማ የቀላል ባቡር ፕሮጀክት ሥራ ከሞላ ጎደል በመጠናቀቁ በነገው ዕለት የቅድመ አገልግሎት ሙከራ ሊያካሂድ ነው፡፡ ታላላቅ የመንግስት ባለስልጣናትን፣ ታዋቂ […]

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