Monthly Archives: September 2015

Why is an Ethiopian government in exile necessary? A special press conference provided answers

A special 4-hour press conference was held on Saturday September 12, 2015 to answer some of the fundamental questions about the need for creating a government of Ethiopia in exile. Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k86izQlOD6s Thank you for listening! የኢትዮጵያ የስደት መንግስት ማቋቋም ለምን አስፈለገ? በቅርቡ የተዘጋጀ ጋዜጣዊ መግለጫ መልሶችን ሰጥቷል በስደት መንግስት ማቋቋም ሂደት ዙሪያ ልዩ ጋዜጣዊ […]

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Famine Rides a Light Train in Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s annual harvest of famine The Black Horseman of the Apocalypse is showing his fearsome face once again in Ethiopia. This time he is riding a light train. In February 2014, I wrote a commentary entitled “A Glimpse of the Creeping Famine in Ethiopia” based on an NBC investigative report in the same month on the creeping […]

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Ethiopia: Senator Marco Rubio is With Us!

A SECOND CALL TO ACTION A SECOND CALL TO ACTION Special note and request: I am asking my readers in the United States, particularly Ethiopian Americans in the great State of Florida to join me in advocating against confirmation of Gayle Smith who has been nominated to head the USAID. The United States Senate has independent […]

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My Private Letter to Senator Ted Cruz

  A CALL TO ACTION Special note and request: I am asking my readers in the United States, particularly Ethiopian Americans in the great State of Texas and in the Washington metropolitan area, to join me in advocating against confirmation of Gayle Smith who has been nominated to head the USAID. The United States Senate […]

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Government of Ethiopia in Exile Organizing Committee held the first press conference

The Government of Ethiopia in Exile Organizing Committee (GEEOC) held its first press conference on Saturday, September 12, 2015 to discuss the ongoing processes and activities in regards to the formation of Ethiopian government in exile. Read the press release here (pdf)

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Ethiopia: But For “Sheer Lack of Better Alternatives?!”

In May 2015, I wrote a commentary entitled, “Why Is the T-TPLF Afraid of Its Own Shadow?” In that commentary,  I expressed puzzlement over the fact that  supporters  of  the Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (T-TPLF) were telling me that T-TPLF leaders were scared _ _ _ _less in the run up to […]

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Trump Meets Shakespeare

Could a Little Big Man thunder to “Make America Great Again”? William Shakespeare in “Measure for Measure” spoke of the allure and corruption of power in the innocent and virtuous character of Isabella: “Could great men thunder As Jove himself does, Jove would ne’er be quiet, For every pelting, petty officer Would use his heaven […]

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Joint Press Release – All inclusive consultative conference is in the making

ENTC/EYNM/SHENGO issued a joint press release in support of the struggle in Ethiopia. In their statement, political opposition groups, the civic society, and all patriotic Ethiopians need to come together and act fast to supplement this struggle and do everything in their power for an orderly transition to democracy. Read the statement here

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Government of Ethiopia in Exile Organizing Committee to hold a press conference

Government of Ethiopia in Exile Organizing Committee (GEEOC) issued a press release announcing that it will soon be holding a press conference. This  press conference will be open to the public as well. Click here to participate.

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Let Teddy Play On and On and On…

Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” opens with the Duke of Orsino declaring to the assembled musicians, “If music be the food of love, play on; Give me excess of it… The Thugtatorship of  the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (T-TPLF) has pulled out all the stops to stop Teddy Afro (Tewodros Kassahun) from playing on his music of […]

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