Monthly Archives: May 2015

I Can’t Hear You, Wendy Sherman!

Echoes of deceit On May 24, 2015, Ethiopia had an “election”. On May 27, 2015, the Associated Press reported that “early results” of ballot counts showed the ruling Thugtatorship of the Tigrean Peoples Liberation Front (T-TPLF) had won 100 percent of 442 parliamentary seats. On May 27, 2015, the U.S. State Department issued a press […]

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Joint Consultative Conference on forming an all inclusive alternative (July 2-3)

Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC), Ethiopian People’s Congress for United Struggle (SHENGO), Ethiopian Youth National Movement (EYNM) and United Ethiopian Muslims Peaceful Movement Support Group (UEM-PMSG) have jointly issued a press release that they will be holding a joint consultative conference July 2-3 in Washington DC, on the effort of forming an all inclusive unified […]

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Is the TPLF Unintentionally Preparing the Ground for a Military Takeover? Messay Kebede

Readers may remember that I was recently involved in a dispute with Tecola Hagos over his article unjustly criticizing the conference on the Horn of Africa, organized by ESAT (see http://www.ethiomedia.com/100leads/4867). In addition to criticizing his assessment of the conference, my article disapproved his call for a military dictatorship. At the same time, I recognized […]

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Aaargh! T-TPLF “Wins” Again!

Congratulations are in order to the T-TPLF for winning a hard fought thuglection! “Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.” But not in T-TPLF’s Ethiopia! Poor Ethiopia is condemned to wear the Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People Liberation Front (T-TPLF) diaper for five more years, for a total […]

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ENTC Weekly Radio – May 21

Listen to ENTC radio program – May 21 News, Interviews, entertainment, etc Listen here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363

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Activist Death Shows Opposition Plight Before Ethiopia Vote

By William Davison | Bloomberg May 21, 2015   A month before Ethiopia’s elections, opposition activist Getahun Abraham walked into a compound of government offices in the southern town of Gimbichu, doused his body in gasoline and set himself alight. It took more than 10 minutes for bystanders to extinguish the flames. “We were in […]

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Support for Ethiopian dictators may derail USAID nominee

Amid Ethiopia Elections 2015, Obama’s USAID Nominee Gayle Smith Slammed For Supporting Africa’s Repressive Regimes By Morgan Winsor | International Business Times May 20, 2015 Gayle Smith, President Barack Obama’s nominee to run the U.S. Agency for International Development, boasts a glowing list of credentials after spending two decades in Africa as an aid worker […]

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Joint Press Release – The pre-determined Ethiopian Election drama

Read the full Statement (pdf)

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Washington enables authoritarianism in Ethiopia

Blanket US support for the Ethiopian regime risks dismantling the country’s already beleaguered opposition By Awol Allo | Aljazeera May 20, 2015 It was only two months ago during the Israeli election that the White House was scrambling to convince the American public that the United States does not intervene in the electoral processes of […]

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From Quarantine To Appeasement

President Obama’s nominee for a key post reveals the bankruptcy of Washington’s thinking on Africa By Howard French | Foreign Policy When President Obama recently nominated Gayle Smith to be the next administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, many members of the country’s small Africa-related foreign policy community howled. Though USAID isn’t […]

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Why Is the T-TPLF Afraid of Its Own Shadow?

Why are the T-TPLF gods of FEAR, TERROR AND DREAD afraid of their own shadows in 2015? On May 24, 2015, a “parliamentary election” is scheduled in Ethiopia. “Election” as in rigged. Five years ago on May 23, 2010, the ruling Thugtatorship of the Tigrean Peoples Liberation Front (T-TPLF) “won” that “parliamentary election” by 99.6 […]

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እዚህም ሞት እዚያም ሞት፤ ሁሉም ያው ነው

አሰቃቂው የስደት ጉዞና የኢትዮጵያውያን ስደተኞች መከራ Written by መታሰቢያ ካሳዬ | Addisadmassnews.com May 16, 2015 “ኢትዮጵያውያን በአደገኛ ሁኔታ የሚደረገውን የስደት ጉዞ ይደፍራሉ” (ሂዩማን ራይትስ ዎች) በየመን የባህር ዳርቻዎች በውሃ ተገፍተው የሚወጡ አስከሬኖችን የሚቀብር ድርጅት ተቋቁሟል፡፡ ከሟቾቹ ውስጥ ከፍተኛውን ቁጥር የሚይዙት ኢትዮጵያውን ናቸው ከእጅ ወደ አፍ የሆነው የቤተሰቦቹ ኑሮ ከጊዜ ወደ ጊዜ እያሽቆለቆለ መሄዱ ተስፋ አስቆረጠው፡፡ […]

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የችግረኛውንም ሕዝቤን ፍርድ

«መበለቶችም ቅሚያቸው እንዲሆኑ፥ ድሀ አደጎችንም ብዝበዛቸው እንዲያደርጉ፥ የድሀውን ፍርድ ያጣምሙ ዘንድ፥ የችግረኛውንም ሕዝቤን ፍርድ ያጐድሉ ዘንድ የግፍን ትእዛዛት ለሚያዝዙ፥ ክፉንምጽሕፈት ለሚጽፉ ወዮላቸው!» — ትንቢተ ኢሳያስ 10‹ 1-2 ሰዋስው ስለሺ ዮሐነሰን ግንቦት 12, 2015 በተለይ እግዚአብሔርን እናውቃለን ብለን፣ ለወገን፣ ለአገር፣ ለሰው ልጅ መከራ እና መብት መሙዋገትን ፖለቲካ ነውና አትንኩት እያልን፣ራሳችንን በአያገባንም ጎራ ውስጥ ከትተን፣ መውጣት ላቃተን […]

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ENTC and United Ethiopian Muslims Peaceful Movement Support Group (UEM-PMSG) joint Press Release

Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) and United Ethiopian Muslims Peaceful Movement Support Group (UEM-PMSG) have jointly issued a press release underscoring the timeliness of forming an all inclusive unified force that should lead the struggle for independence from the tyrannical regime. Read the full Statement (pdf)

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AUTHORITARIAN ETHIOPIAN REGIME CADRES FORCE PEOPLE TO CAST OPEN BALLOTS IN ADVANCE OF ELECTION

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 12, 2015 Washington, DC.  The Ethiopian National Election is on May 24, 2015, less than two weeks away, but the authoritarian regime, under the control of the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) for the last 23 years, appears to be panicking. The political mood of the Ethiopian people is […]

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በጀርመን የኢትዮጵያውያን የትብብር መድረክ – በፍራንክ ፈርት ከተማ

ሜይ 2 ቀን 2015 ዓመተ-ምህረት ታላቅ ህዝባዊ ስብሰባ አካሄደ፣ May 12, 2015 በእዕቱ እውቁ የኢትዮጵያውያን ሰብዓዊ መብት አቀንቃኝና ለአዲሲቱ ኢትዮጵያ የጋራ ንቅናቄ(አኢጋን) መስራችና መሪ አቶ ኦባንግ ሜቶ እና እውቁ የምሥራቅ አፍሪካ ፖለቲካ ተንታኝና አሰባሳቢ ማንነት በአንድነት መጽሀፍ ደራሲ አቶ የሱፍ ሃሰን በክብር እንግድነት ተገኝተዋል።     ስብሰባው በቅርብ በየመን፣ በደቡብ አፍሪካና በሊቢያ ባሰቃቂ ሁኔታ ለተሰዉት […]

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በሊቢያ ከተሰውት መካከል አያልቅበት ስንታየሁ – እናቴን አደራ

May 11, 2015 By Gheremew Araghaw | Time for Change http://tinyurl.com/n4wq2ad አያልቅበት ስንታየሁ ሱዳን ውስጥ ለ3 ዓመት ያህል የኖረ የብርሀኑ ጌታነህ ወዳጅ ነው። የሚናፍቃቸውን እና ያላባት ብቻቸውን ያሳደጉትን፤ ለስደቱ ምክንያት የሆኑትን እናቱን ለማየት የዛሬ ዓመት ገደማ ወደ ሀገሩ ተመለሰ። ሱዳን በነበረበት ወቅት ከራሱ ተርፎ እናቱን ለመርዳት የሚልካት ጥቂት ገንዘብ በስተርጅናቸው ሰው ቤት ተቀጥረው የጉልበት ስራ […]

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El-Sisi: Ethiopia’s Friend in Need, Indeed!

A friend in need is a friend in deed, indeed! Last week, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi stunned the world by rescuing more than two dozen abducted  Ethiopians marked for beheadings in Libya by the ruthless self-styled terrorist group known as “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL) (also known as “Islamic State of […]

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መርካቶ በከፍተኛ ሀዘን ውስጥ ወድቃለች

By Elsabeth Iqubay and Alemayehu Anbesse | Addis Admas News May 10, 2015   ህልማቸው በሜዲትራንያን ባህር የተዋጠው 7ቱ ኢትዮጵያውያን ወጣቶች በቅርቡ  በሜዲትራኒያን ባህር ከዘጠኝ መቶ በላይ ሰዎችን አሳፍራ ስትጓዝ ሰጥማ 28 ተጓዦች ብቻ በህይወት በተረፉባት ጀልባ ላይ ተሳፍረው ከነበሩት መካከል በአደጋው የሞቱት የሰባት ኢትዮጵያውያን ወጣቶች አሳዛኝ መርዶ የተሰማው ከትላንት በስቲያ ነበር፡፡ የሰባቱም ሟቾች የትውልድ […]

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THE TANGLED WEB WENDY SHERMAN WEAVES

In her Letter to the Washington Post, U.S. Undersecretary Wendy R. Sherman chastised the editorial board for “mischaracterizing her remarks” in its May 1 editorial.  At issue is what Ms. Sherman said and meant by her words during her press conference in Ethiopia on April 16. I addressed that issue at length in my commentary […]

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ENTC Weekly Radio – May 7

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

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Israel’s New Racism: Persecution of Africans in the Holy Land

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Israeli racism against Ethiopians spreads into college classrooms

Teacher suspended for telling student to ‘go back to Ethiopia’ Video surfaces showing racially charged argument in the classroom; lecturer says ‘Ethiopians are taking over the country’ By Judah Ari Gross | Times of Isreal May 5, 2015 College Peer Tafnit Holon suspended a lecturer Tuesday after a video surfaced of the teacher arguing with […]

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Joint statement to President Obama

A joint press release has been issued in relations to the recent statements of the Asst. Secretary and by extension the State Dept. Read the full Statement (pdf)

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WENDY SHERMAN AND THE ETHIOPIAN “ELECTION” THAT ISN’T

The folly of willful ignorance I did not vote for Ronald Reagan to become U.S. president. But I appreciated some of his witticisms before he became president. In 1964, two years after he dumped the Democrats and joined the Republicans, Reagan astutely noted, “The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s […]

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Teddy Fikre vs Barack Obama lawsuit filed

On Wednesday, April 22nd, Theodore (Teddy) Fikre filed a formal lawsuit in the Greenville Civil Courthouse against the Barack Hussein Obama, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Wells Fargo for an incident that took place on February 26th whereby Mr. Fikre was locked up against his will by a process called a Temporary Detention Order. Mr. […]

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