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Why ethnic-federalism deters equitable, integrated development

By Aklog Birara, PhD “Hunger is actually the worst of all weapons of mass destruction, claiming millions of victims every year. Fighting hunger and poverty and promoting development are the truly sustainable way to achieve world peace. There will be no peace without development, and there will be neither peace nor development without justice.” – […]

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Proving them wrong – the Ethiopian way.

Proving them wrong – the Ethiopian way. By Yilma Bekele They say all kinds of bad stuff about us. It is said so many times and so often some of us start to believe the lie. That is always the problem with being lied to. I am sure by now Woyanes are drunk with their […]

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Al Amoudi companies that are looting Ethiopia

The group of companies listed below are owned by Saudi agent Al Amoudi. These 40 companies are currently busy looting and plundering Ethiopia in partnership with the Woyanne apartheid junta. In the meantime, Al Amoudi’s puppet-masters in Saudi Arabia savagely attack young Ethiopian as shown in this video: Addid Gas and Plastics Factory PLC Addis […]

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DLA Piper, a hired gun for rogue nations

A Newsweek article by Joshua Kurlantzick points out the shameful activities of some law/lobbying firms in Washington DC that are hired guns for criminal regimes around the world who are terrorizing their people. The most notorious among them is DLA Piper that receives over $50,000 per month from the genocidal junta in Ethiopia for lobbying […]

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DLA Piper back in London court to harass Ethiopian Review

DLA Piper goes to a London court again representing the Woyanne junta and their money launderer and fellow thief Mohammed Al Amoudi to harass me and try to shut down Ethiopian Review (see here). Last time, in 2011, they succeeded in getting the London court to award them £175,000. I took the low amount as […]

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Ethiopia lost $3.4 billion through capital flight in 2010 – University of Massachusetts

In a new report released this month, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst revealed that Ethiopia loses over a billion dollar every year through capital flight and in 2010 alone, USD $3.4 billion have vanished. It is not secret who the thieves are. Number one among them is Azeb Mesfin, wife of the late dictator […]

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African land grab leads to famine: Obang’s address to conference in Germany

Obang Metho speaks about  Land, Water and Resource-Grabbing and Its Impact on Food Security in Africa At the 1st Africa Congress on Effective Cooperation for a Green Africa in Bremerhaven, Germany Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE) Thank you for inviting me to address the 1st Africa Congress on Effective Cooperation for a Green […]

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Al Amoudi back to drinking and partying

The drunkard billionaire sheik Mohamed Al Amoudi, best friend of the late Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi, is back to partying, getting drunk and making a fool out of himself.

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Discussion on Ethiopian Review investigation of Al Amoudi’s disappearance

Some Ethiopian Review readers expressed concerned that our report on Al Amoudi’s disappearance might have been contaminated by a Woyanne disinformation campaign. As we reported earlier, it appears the billionaire and business partner of the late Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi is alive. We don’t believe that we have been purposely misinformed by Woyanne. In fact, […]

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Al Amoudi is alive (video)

Billionaire Mohammed Al Amoudi appears to be alive — and well enough to continue looting and plundering Ethiopia. The following video was recorded by Bereket Simon’s rat named Ben at Bole Airport today.

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Al Amoudi upate

Ethiopia First website editor named Ben claims that he saw Al Amoudi today at Bole Airport and presented the photo below as evidence. Ben is Bereket Simon’s apprentice, so it is hard to believe any thing that comes from him. He has been swearing that Meles Zenawi was on vacation and will return before Ethiopian […]

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Addis Ababa abuzz over the news of Al Amoudi’s death/disappearance

Here is what we have been able to gather so far: 1. The biggest news in Addis Ababa and other cities in Ethiopia yesterday and today has been the reported death/disappearance of Ethiopian-Saudi Billionaire Mohammed Al Amoudi, even though the news has not be confirmed yet. The number of people visiting Meles’s body at the […]

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Bereket Simon office denies Al Amoudi is dead

Ethiopian Review editor has called Bereket Simon’s office this morning to verify if the TPLF regime propaganda minister knows whether Ethiopian-Saudi billionaire Al Amoudi is dead. His assistant refused to connect us to Bereket but denied the report. Click here to listen here.

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BREAKING NEWS: Al Amoudi is dead

Ethio-Saudi billionaire Ato Mohamed Al Amoudi, one of the late dictator Meles Zenawi’s closest friends, has died today in Saudi Arabia after receiving medical treatment in London, Ethiopian Review Intelligence Unit sources reported this afternoon. Ethiopian Review could not confirm this breaking news from more than one source, but the source is credible enough for […]

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Meles Zenawi, Corruption, Blood Money, and USAID

We ask you as Ethiopians and Americans please stop supporting tyranny in Ethiopia and corruption in America by Ethiopians. by Teddy Fikre  dated: Friday, July 13th, 2012 September 11th did not occur on September 11th 2001.  Rather, the day of monumental mourning and the death of thousands of Americans was decades in the making.  September […]

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AESA One: Ye Dem Genzeb Men Geza?

You can sleep with the pharaoh or you can stand for the people—I will not let you do both! by Teddy (revolutionary) Fikre  dated: Monday, July 9th, 2012 It is done!  A war I started a week ago has been complete and I am now standing on top of a smoldering ash that is AESA […]

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Al Amoudi’s Woyanne festival update (video)

UPDATE (6 July 2012, 04:00 PM EST): Today was promoted to be the biggest day in the week-long AESAONE festival in Washington DC that is funded by the beggar Woyanne junta in Ethiopia. As the video below shows, the very few people who went to the 45,000-seat RFK Stadium, were hiding themselves in shame as […]

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Feeding Ethiopia to Lyons

Feeding Ethiopia to Lyons Challenge duplicity where you see it and speak up against people like Professor Lyons who stand in league with tyrants and pygmy dictators like Meles Zenawi. by Teddy Fikre  dated: Friday, July 6th, 2012 Colonialism.  Did you really think it disappeared a half century ago? Did you really think that Ethiopia […]

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Jeezy performs at Al Amoudi festival

Jeezy is one of the the well-known American rappers who are paid close to a million dollars to perform at AESAONE event in Washington DC this week. The event, that is fully funded by Al Amoudi and the Woyanne junta in Ethiopia, promoted AESAONE as an Ethiopian cultural and sports group, but read below what […]

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Only 100 people attended Al Amoudi’s festival – Washington Post

The guests of honor at the RFK tournament are members of the 1962 Ethiopian national soccer team, the country’s only team to win the Africa Cup of Nations. When four of them took their seats Sunday before the opening ceremonies, people applauded and crowded around them to take pictures. But attendance was sparse, with fewer […]

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Paradigm Shift: TPLF Intimidation No More

The time has come for an Adwa Spring, what started with a joke of a soccer tournament come cultural sham has transformed into something bigger:: by Teddy Fikre  dated: Tuesday, July 2nd, 2012 Do you feel that? Feel what you ask. That shaking, the tremble below your feet as the upper crust of society suddenly […]

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ESFNA rocks Dallas

The Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA) opened its annual soccer tournament on Sunday, July 1st, in Dallas, Texas, with a big fanfare. I have been to several ESFNA events in the past, and I am sure many people would agree that this year’s is the best organized, and the most exciting event in […]

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Al Amoudi Woyanne festival in DC a total failure (video)

The festival that is organized in Washington DC under the name of AESAONE by Al Amoudi and Woyanne thugs, in collaboration with a bunch of hoodlums, turned into total failure on its opening day this afternoon. After spending over $2 million to promote the event, less than 500 people turned out for the opening ceremony, […]

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Protest rally at the Al Amoudi Woyanne festival in DC – Sunday, 5 PM

If you are angry at the Woyanne kangaroo court’s decision against Andualeam Arage and others, here is the chance to do some thing about it. Turn your anger into action. Patriotic Ethiopians in the Washington DC area are organizing a protest rally against the Al Amoudi blood money festival that will start this coming Sunday, […]

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Ethiopian Review frustrates the Woyanne junta – William Davison

In some cases, such as that of Ethiopian Review, it’s apparent why official frustration at the media boils over. The US-based website, the Ethiopian Review is virulently opposed to Meles’s regime, which has ruled the country since helping overthrow a Marxist military junta in 1991. It publishes a torrent of anti-government agitprop. Last year, Saudi […]

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The Al Amoudi festival in DC is managed by DLA Piper (photo)

The Al Amoudi-Woyanne blood money festival in Washington DC that is scheduled to start this coming Sunday afternoon under the name AESNONE is being managed by DLP Piper, the notorious U.S. law firm based in Washington DC that represents genocidal dictators around the world, including the Woyanne junta and its khat-addicted dictator. DLA Piper receives […]

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ESAT discussion on boycotting Al Amoudi festival in DC

ESAT discusses economic boycott against the Woyanne junta in Ethiopia, and particularly the boycott campaign that is currently underway against the Al Amoudi-sponsored blood money festival in Washington DC. The discussion is with Ethiopian Review editor Elias Kifle and Boycott TPLF Task Force member Hirut Dinku. Watch below:

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Sew Tefah? Ethiopia Motech?

The choice is simple, be about Hebret and charity or take part in evil and do Eskista as you protest AESA One as everyone—including me—laughs at you:: by Teddy (Ambessa) Fikre  dated: Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 I am writing this open letter to my community to call you out on your own duplicity. I am […]

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Yachi Neger: Ethiopia Killers by the Name of AESA One

Yachi Neger is a condom called our conscience, if we wear it we can reside in the grace of God or we can disrobe from this same condom and dwell in the abode of Saytan:: by Teddy Fikre  dated: Friday, June 22nd, 2012 Tesebsebu lijoch, kuch belu.  Sit down and listen to a story that […]

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Boycott Al Amoudi’s festival in Washington DC

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New Fashion Trend: Habesha Men Wearing Habesha Kemis

Two years ago in America, it was the year of the “metrosexual”, it seems we have arrived at a new day, we have arrived at the age of the “Habeshasexual”:: by Yohannes Aramaji  dated: Thursday, June 21st, 2012 [picture provided by AESAOne Habesha men] (Washington P0st DC Bureau) It is the hottest fashion trend of […]

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Discussion on Al Amoudi blood money festival in Washington DC

Saudi agent Al Amoudi, in collaboration with Woyanne junta leaders Meles Zenawi and Azeb Mesfin, is pillaging and looting Ethiopia by creating over 40 mega corporations during the past 20 years, while forcing into exile so many hard working Ethiopian businessmen. Al Amoudi has been able to dominate every thing in Ethiopia because he is […]

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When we were the achievers

By Yilma Bekele I am always harking back to the pleasant years of our past. Believe me it not being nostalgic rather it is the lack of good news that makes me reach deep to salvage a little bit of dignity how ever fleeting that might be. One can also make an argument for the […]

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Ethiopia for sale – Graham Peebles

The Ethiopian Land Giveaway – OpEd What’s yours is mine, what’s mine’s my own By Graham Peebles | Eurasia Review It is a colonial phenomenon, appropriate land for the needs of the colonists and to hell with those living upon the land, indigenous and at home. Might is right, military or indeed economic. The power […]

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Oakland Institue asks Obama not to support Ethiopia land grab

Obama Urged to Reassess Ethiopian Relations Over Land Evictions By William Davison | Bloomberg News The U.S. should reassess its support for the government of Ethiopia, amid concern that more than half a million people are being evicted to make land available for foreign investment in agriculture, advocacy groups including the Oakland Institute said. A […]

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Al Amoudi employees, Pakistanis, attacked in Gambella

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Woyanne regime-controlled Ethiopian News Agency (ENA) reported today that several employees, including Pakistani nationals, working for Al Amoudi in the southwestern Ethiopian region of Gambella have been killed and wounded by an armed group last night. Read the report below: (ENA) — Four Ethiopians and a Pakistani, employees of the Saudi Star […]

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Rebels attacked Al Amoudi’s farm in southwest Ethiopia

By William Davison (Bloomberg) – Gunmen attacked the camp of an agricultural company owned by a Saudi billionaire Al Amoudi in southwest Ethiopia, killing at least one person, Federal Affairs Minister Shiferaw Teklemariam said. The assault on Saudi Star Agricultural Development Plc’s premises in the Abobo area of Gambella region took place yesterday evening, Shiferaw […]

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Clearing out the Al Amoudi trash

Removing the Al Amoudi and Woyanne thugs from the Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA) is a major victory that must be replicated in all other Ethiopian organizations and places of worship. The fight is hard, but we are starting to win some battles against a multimillion-dollar operation. Even their high-powered DLA Piper lawyers […]

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Court ordered Al Amoudi thugs to stop using ESFNA

A U.S. court ordered Al Amoudi thugs to stop using the name Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA) and any reference to it. After the ESFNA board kicked out the Woyanne-Al Amoudi cadres and thugs from the organization, they had received $2 million from Al Amoudi to organize a soccer tournament in Washington DC […]

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Amhara cannibalized by hodam Amharas

By Elia Kifle The recent ethnic cleansing of 78,000 Ethiopians of the Amhara ethnic group from southern Ethiopia by the Woyanne junta is a horrible crime. Ethiopian Review has been reporting similar ethnic cleansing campaigns against other Ethiopian ethnic groups, particularly the Ogaden and Gambella over the past several years. How is it that Meles […]

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Lebanese men kidnap Ethiopian woman in front of Ethiopian embassy

They drag the Ethiopian girl by the hair in broad daylight in front of the Ethiopian embassy on a major street full of people, throw her in a car and take off. This is a great shame on us Ethiopians more so than on the Lebanese thugs. We should ask ourselves, once a proud people, […]

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TPLF to Al-Amoudi: give me cash, I will give you public property

MIDROC Thrives at Privatisation Tender: Al-Amoudi targets expansion of his companies’ presence in agricultural, mining sectors By Elleni Araya | Addis Fortune Companies under the umbrella of Mohammed International Development Research and Organisation Companies (MIDROC) Ethiopia and its affiliates appear to have thrived at the opening of a public tender to privatise close to eight […]

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Ato Bereket writes a book?

By Yilma Bekele Did you see what was coming out of North Korea this week? Someone referred to it as the ‘world’s largest display of uncontrollable grief.’ Kim Jung un ‘the Brilliant Comrade’ succeeded his father Kim Jung il ‘the Dear Leader’ who took over from his Grand Father the ‘Great Leader.’ The Korean people […]

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Tesfaye Gebreab demolishes Bereket Simon’s new book

Author and journalist Tesfaye Gebreab has written a review of Woyanne propaganda chief Bereket Simon’s new book that was financed by Saudi-Ethiopia billionaire Al Amoudi. In the book review, Tesfaye points out several falsehoods and exposes the writer for what he is — a charlatan. Read the review here.

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Top 20 Richest Ethiopians – 2011

The following is a list of 20 richest Ethiopians in 2011. The list is compiled by Ethiopian Review Intelligence Unit. Except for a few of the individuals in the list, most of them, particularly the TPLF members, have enriched themselves through corruption and outright thievery. Girma Birru and Tadesse Haile, for example, forced construction companies […]

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ESFNA to hold its 2012 tournament in Dallas, Texas

At a press conference with representatives of Ethiopian Review and other media on Sunday, the newly elected president of Ethiopian Sports Federation in North American (ESFNA), Ato Getachew Tesfaye, announced that the 2012 soccer tournament will be held in Dallas, Texas, next July. Ato Getachew, and the new head of ESFNA public relations, Ato Yohannes […]

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Top 20 Dumbest Politicians in Ethiopia

The 2011 Ethiopian Review Top 20 Dumbest Politicians in Ethiopia 1. Hailemariam Desalegn, deputy prime minister of the Woyanne regime, comes from the Wolayita ethnic group in southern Ethiopia, allows himself to be used by his boss Meles Zenawi as a front man for selling his ancestors’ land to foreign investors at bargain-basement prices. While […]

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Why Ethiopians Must Unite, Part Four (b) of Five

By Aklog Birara, PhD In part three of this series, I indicated that there are major social and economic hurdles ordinary Ethiopians face each day that should compel Ethiopian opposition groups within and outside the country and the rest of us to make is their singular business to advance the cause of unity and stop […]

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Why Ethiopians Must Unite, Part three of five

Why Ethiopians must unite Part three of five Aklog Birara, PhD “In addition to its complete dominance of local and national government institutions, a number of large businesses are linked to the ruling party, either directly or through family members.” Human Rights Watch and Center for Strategic and International Studies In connection with the global […]

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Al Amoudi concubines fight over crumbs in Virginia

Yet another shameful drama is currently taking place involving Al Amoudi’s concubines (የጭን ገረዶች) who misrepresent themselves has officials of the Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA). During the past couple of days, the concubines have been holding a meeting in Virginia. They called it a board meeting, but as soon as it started, […]

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Ethiopia’s mother of corruption bitch-slaps Al Amoudi

At a recent party at Sheraton Hotel in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, Azeb Mesfin, the wife of Ethiopia’s tyrant Meles Zenawi, slapped Saudi billionaire Al Amoudi in front of hundreds of guests, according to Ethiopian Review Intelligence Unit sources. Azeb, who is commonly known as “the mother of corruption” in Ethiopia, was reportedly incensed that […]

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Latest Wikileaks releases of U.S. diplomatic cables from Ethiopia

Wikileaks: Secret diplomatic messages sent from the American Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia by U.S. diplomats 2010-02-13 ETHIOPIAN GOVERNMENT HOSTS DIASPORA INVESTMENT FORUM 2010-02-13 JANUARY REGIONAL ENVIRONMENT NEWSLETTER, EAST AFRICA 2010-02-12 Ethiopia: Information on Child Labor and Forced Labor 2010-02-10 ETHIOPIA AND CLIMATE CHANGE, POST AU SUMMIT 2010-02-10 U/S OTERO TALKS WATER IN ETHIOPIA 2010-02-09 […]

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Ethiopian fascination with the “Arab Spring.” Part II of III

Part II of III By Aklog Birara* Part one identified similarities and differences between the Egyptian and Tunisian popular revolutions on the one hand and conditions in Ethiopia on the other. Differences aside, the Ethiopian admiration for an interest in the Arab Spring is relentless. In particular, Ethiopia’s democratic and nationalist leaning elites, the majority […]

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Ethiopian fascinations with the ”Arab Spring” – Part II

By Aklog Birara Part II of III Part I identified similarities and differences between the Egyptian and Tunisian popular revolutions on the one hand and conditions in Ethiopia on the other. Differences aside, the Ethiopian admiration for and, interest in the Arab Spring is relentless. In particular, Ethiopia’s democratic and nationalist leaning elites, the majority […]

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Is al Amoudi wanted for questioning in the United States?

According to a reliable source, Saudi billionaire Mohammed al-Amoudi is wanted for questioning by the United States authorities to investigate about possible links with questionable groups. It appears that al-Amoudi has not visited the United States in years. Ethiopian Review is looking into the veracity of this information. We encourage our readers with information to […]

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Mohammed Al-Amoudi v Elias Kifle at UK Court – July 2011

Case Reference [2011] EWHC 2037 (QB) Court QBD Judge HHJ Richard Parkes QC Date of Judgment 29 Jul 2011 Summary Libel – assessment of damages PDF Facts The Defendant is the publisher and editor in chief of the Ethiopian Review, an Internet news site. He published an online article alleging that the Claimant’s daughter had […]

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Saudi billionaire wins libel action against Ethiopian editor

(BBC) An Ethiopian-born billionaire has won £175,000 in libel damages over allegations he had hunted his daughter down so she could be stoned to death. Mohammed Hussein Al-Amoudi was born in Ethiopia, but now spends his time at homes in central London, Surrey and Saudi Arabia. The article was published on the online news website […]

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Al Amoudi testifies about his daughter Sarah

Woyanne/Saudi businessman Mohammed Al Amoudi, who is looting and plundering Ethiopia, has submitted a testimony for his lawsuit against Ethiopian Review editor. His testimony is full of real funny stuff such as he doesn’t fund terrorists and that he keeps his personal life private. Read the full text of his 8-page testimony here. Al Amoudi’s […]

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Al Amoudi’s servants feasting in Atlanta

Woyanne money-man Al Amoudi has sent his chief servant Abinet Gebremeskel to Atlanta this week to reassert control over the Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America, and so far it seems that he is succeeding by bullying the timid board members. At one point on Thursday, a fight broke out between the vice-president of ESFNA […]

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Lowest ever attendance at ESFNA Atlanta 2011 (video)

Most Ethiopians are staying away from the ESFNA event this year to protest its continued association with the Woyanne junta and its agent Al Amoudi who are looting and plundering Ethiopia. ESFNA has a clear choice to make: cleanse itself of all Woyannes and their lackeys, or fall apart. The video below shows a soccer […]

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Boycott ESFNA’s Atlanta event

The Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA) is holding its annual event this week. This year’s event is being held in Atlanta. When ESFNA was formed about 28 years ago, it had a lofty goal of bringing Ethiopians in North America together around sports and cultural activities. Since 2005, however, the organization has been […]

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Ethiopiawinet in North America is reborn

By Elias Kifle This past weekend (July 1st – 3rd) the Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America (EHSNA) held a highly successful Ethiopian festival in Washington DC. During the same period, on July 2nd, members and friends of Ethiopian Review gathered to celebrate the journal’s 20th anniversary. I participated in both events and left with […]

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Al Amoudi gives $240,000 to his bootlickers in ESFNA

Ethiopian-born Saudi billionaire Ato Al Amoudi has given $240,000 to his thugs who have hijacked the Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA), according Ethiopian Review sources. Al Amoudi is a major financial backer of the ethnic apartheid junta in Ethiopia that is led by Meles Zenawi. He is also a self-proclaimed member of the […]

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UK high court decides in Al Amoudi vs. Elias Kifle

U.K.’s High Court of Justice has issued an order in favor of Saudi billionaire Mohammed Al Amoudi in his libel lawsuit against Ethiopian Review editor Elias Kifle. (click here to read the order) Bloomberg’s Kristen Schweizer wrote this about the case: Saudi sheikh Al Amoudi, who owns several properties in the U.K., said a story […]

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Al Amoudi’s Sheraton Hotel to be closed down

General Manager of Al Amoudi’s Sheraton Addis told department managers last week that the hotel will be closed down soon and will stop taking reservations starting February 15 unless the management is unable to reach an agreement with the union, according to The Reporter. Sheraton Addis, built 13 years ago, is the largest hotel in […]

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Land grabbing and its dire consequences in Ethiopia

By Hundee Dhugaasaa The suffering of farmers in Ethiopia, especially in Oromia, Benishangul, Somali and Gambella regions is going from worse to the worst in Ethiopia as a result of inequitable land acquisitions, better called “neo-colonial land grabbing,” by foreign investors in the name of lease by the Ethiopian regime. This act is worsening the […]

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Chronicle of Addis Ababa’s extreme makeover

By Getachew Belaineh Every city in the world has its own unique personality. Each represents a unique blend of history, natural settings, cultural patterns, and lifestyles. Some are old-fashioned yet attractive, others modern but boring. Likewise, Addis Ababa has its own unique personality. It is inherently a socially mixed city housing traditional and modern urban […]

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DLA Piper’s blood money at work

The Washington DC and London-based DLA Piper law and PR firm that is trying to shut down Ethiopian Review is receiving $50,000 per month from Ethiopia’s tyrant Meles Zenawi and partner in crime Al Amoudi. The following is a list of some of the activities DLA Piper has carried out on their behalf Meles since […]

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DW Radio on Al Amoudi vs Elias Kifle (audio)

Deutsche Welle (የጀርመን ድምጽ ራዲዮ) has reported today about the lawsuit against Ethiopian Review editor by the richest man in Africa, Mohammed Al Amoudi. Click below to listen. [podcast]http://dw-world-od.streamfarm.net/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/amh/7C8EA3DB_1.mp3[/podcast] Al Amoudi is an Ethiopian-born Saudi billionaire who is a self-acknowledged members of Woyanne, the ruling genocidal junta in Ethiopia. The lawsuit is stated as Al […]

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Defending against Al Amoudi

By Elias Kifle In getting ready to defend Ethiopian Review against Woyanne money man Al Amoudi’s malicious lawsuit, we are encouraged by the outpouring of support from Ethiopians around the world, including those with whom some times we disagree. (see the lawsuit here) I am particularly touched by the show of solidarity that is being […]

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ESFNA falling apart

The Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA) is falling apart in the face of leadership crisis and an impending boycott. The 28-year-old organization has been confronted with numerous problems during the past five years after it was hijacked by the ruling party in Ethiopia through its money man Al Amoudi. The problems include corruption, […]

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U.K. libel law is “an international laughing-stock” – DPM

In a recent speech on civil liberties, British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said that the U.K. coalition government would restore civil liberties with the same systematic ruthlessness with which the former government took them away. It is this corrupt U.K. libel law that Ethiopia’s ruling party and its billionaire financier Al Amoudi are trying […]

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Al Amoudi files lawsuit in London against Ethiopian Review

By Elias Kifle Ethiopian billionaire businessman Ato Al Amoudi has filed a lawsuit against Ethiopian Review in a U.K. high court. The lawsuit claims that the magazine: …has gravely injured the reputation of the Claimant, has exposed him to public scandal, contempt and odium and has caused him considerable embarrassment and distress. I am glad […]

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Ethiopian soccer legend Mengistu Worku passed away

Ethiopian soccer legend Mengistu Worku who helped Ethiopia win the 3rd African Cup has passed away. Memorial service for him will be held on Friday in Addis Ababa at the St. Petros Church where he will be laid to rest. The following is a brief biography of Mengistu Worku (Sources: Wikipedia, Facebook, Ethiopian Review archive). […]

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Al Amoudi servant makes legal threat

One of Al Amoudi’s servants in the Diaspora, Ato Eyaya Arega, is imitating his boss by hiring a lawyer to harass Ethiopian Review. The lawyer, Steven Sarfatti of Washington DC, wrote a letter (read here) demanding that we remove the articles about Eyaya and his gang of thugs who have turned the Ethiopian Sports Federation […]

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Santon speaks based on first hand knowledge

By Assta B. Gettu A moving, inspiring, and galvanizing speech by Dr. Gregory Stanton, President of Genocide Watch, is a blessing in disguise for all of us Ethiopians, especially for some of our Tigrean brothers and sisters who are intentionally or unintentionally ignoring our every day calls to them to openly denounce the most oppressive […]

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Is reforming ESFNA possible?

By Elias Kifle Al Amoudi’s aid Abinet Gebremeskel has apparently ordered his servants Ayaya, Fassil and gang at the ESFNA to stay firm on Birtukan disinvitation and ride out the storm, according to Ethiopian Review sources. Having Birtukan as ESFNA’s guest of honor is simply unacceptable to Al Amoudi and Abinet who are currently under […]

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