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Save me from the kindness of my friends

Save me from the kindness of my friends. By Yilma Bekele We all have a few issues. Some are real while a few are due to ignorance but somewhere in between there are some topics raised by some folks that stops you on your track. All one can do is stand back, raise an eyebrow, […]

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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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Mental illness in the Ethiopian community

By Hiyawkal Gizachew In Ethiopia, counselors are seen as helpers for “crazy” people. When most people in Ethiopia are faced with a problem, they tend to talk to their family members, neighbors, friends, or they go to church to talk to the priests and pray about it. Also, traditional healing plays a big role. In […]

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Anniversary of the Battle of Adwa

  Ethiopian forces led by Emperor Menelik annihilated invading Italian colonial troops on March 2, 1896 at the Battle of Adwa.  Ethiopians killed over 6,000,  wounded and captured thousands more in a mere eight hours. The Ethiopian camp was ably led by Menelik  & Taytu, Rases Mekonnen, Takle Haymanot, Mikael, Mengesha  and Alula.  The self-confident […]

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The Ethiopians and their past.

The Ethiopians and their past. By Yilma Bekele We love to visit the past. There is no one like us that digs deeper, travel further to harvest the bounty of our rich past. To say we dwell on the past is definitely an understatement. I would not be surprised if scientists after mapping our brain […]

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How to honor Mandela in Ethiopia.

How best to honor Madiba in Ethiopia. By Yilma Bekele President Mandela was inspired by the history and people of a place called Ethiopia and today we Ethiopians look at the life of this great man as an inspiration and source of optimism on what is possible when we are willing to practice what we […]

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Welcome to Ethiopia, let me have your bag

By Yilma Bekele I hope you are sitting down while reading the story I am about to tell you. Unfortunately it is a true story and it couldn’t have happened anywhere but in good old Ethiopia. When it comes to laying down like a doormat and letting everyone walk all over us we Ethiopians wrote […]

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The Real Story of Thanksgiving

As Ethiopian-Americans join all Americans in celebrating Thanksgiving this week, here is an interesting perspective by radio host Rush Limbaugh on one of America’s biggest holidays: BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Time now, ladies and gentlemen, for The Real Story of Thanksgiving, as written by I — by me — in my second book, See, I Told […]

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The angry children of Ethiopia.

The angry children of Ethiopia. By Yilma Bekele We really are a special people. No matter how far we go one eye is always on Ethiopia. The last few days we saw something we did not like. Ethiopians on all four corners of the world saw it at the same time. We were universally sad […]

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Causes of deaths at Ethiopian hospitals – study

Ethiopia is encountering a growing burden of non-communicable diseases along with infectious diseases, perinatal and nutritional problems that have long been considered major problems of public health importance. This retrospective analysis was carried out to examine the mortality patterns from communicable diseases and non communicable diseases in public and private hospitals of Addis Ababa. Methods: […]

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Only 29 percent of Ethiopian women can read and write – World Economic Forum

Ethiopian under the Woyanne junta continues to rank at the bottom among other nations in every development scale. Most Ethiopians live under obscene poverty where children in the capital city scavenge for food in trash dumps. In this information age, only 1 percent of Ethiopians have access to computer, and Ethiopia ranks 135th out of […]

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Top 10 Ethiopian Political Cartoons of 2013

Ethiopian Review’s selection of the 2013 Top 10 Ethiopian Political Cartoons (See more cartoons here.) #1. [Click on the image to enlarge] #2. [Click on the image to enlarge] #3. [Click on the image to enlarge] #4. [Click on the image to enlarge] #5. [Click on the image to enlarge] #6. [Click on the image […]

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Witness for the International Criminal Court

OCTOBER 10, 2013 11:21PM On October 11-12, 2013, the African Union (AU) will gather in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to formally withdraw from the Rome Statute in supremely dramatic form. The world for the first time will witness a choreographed denunciation (announcement of termination) of an international treaty by an entire continent. This act of collective […]

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Teddy Mitiku update

Teddy Mitiku continues to receive medical treatment at the Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland. His family, including brother Teshome Mitiku, an Ethiopian music legend in his own right, have expressed gratitude for the outpouring of affection and care they have been receiving from Ethiopians around the world since the news of Teddy’s illness […]

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Urgent message from Bishop Desmond Tutu

Dear friends: In just 2 days’ time, African leaders could kill off a great institution, leaving the world a more dangerous place. The International Criminal Court (ICC) is the world’s first and only global court to adjudicate crimes against humanity. But leaders of Sudan and Kenya, who have inflicted terror and fear across their countries, […]

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Ethiopians and Eritreans risk lives to flee war and persecutions

CHRISTIAN TODAY – The latest tragic incident of hundreds of African migrants drowning in European waters tells a wider story. Scratch beneath the surface and for many of the migrants, their stories are not only of wanting a better life. Often they will be of fleeing persecution or conflict at home, and paying their life […]

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Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan urges African “leaders” to stand by ICC

African leaders thugs, mass murderers and looters will meet in Ethiopia on Friday to discuss calls to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, even as former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan of Ghana urged them to stand by the court. Amid sharp criticism of the court on the continent, 142 African human rights and activists groups […]

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Who is Ethiopia’s new “president” Mulatu Teshome Wirtu?

Some fact about Ethiopia’s new figure head president Mulatu Teshome Wirtu: Born in 1955 in Arjo town, Welega, western Ethiopia Received higher education in China in the 1970s, receiving a bachelor’s degree in political economy and a doctorate in international law from Peking University In the 1990s, served as Deputy Minister of Economic Development and […]

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ENTC launches a one-hour weekly radio program

ENTC announced today that it has launched a one-hour weekly program that will air on its internet based radio station. To listen to this program, you can go to http://www.etntc.org and click on ‘audio archives’ or use the below link: Week-1 Audio

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What are Mulatu Teshome Wirtu’s qualifications?

For some one to become the “president” of Ethiopia under the Woyanne junta, he has to be a scumbag, a sell out, some one who has the soul a pig, and a loyal puppet whose self-worth is no better than that of a pack animal (donkey). The TPLF mafia doesn’t trust any one who doesn’t […]

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The 2013 Top 10 Ethiopian Videos

The following is a selection by Ethiopian Review of The 2013 of Top 10 Ethiopian Videos. The videos are ranked based on number of views in 2013. Some of the videos were produced previous to 2013. Top 10 Ethiopian Videos Abet – Ethiopian Girls Band. ft. Haile Roots Ye economy idget – comedy Adrashash Tefabegn […]

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Dr. Mulatu Teshome Wirtu becomes the new puppet President of Ethiopia

The state-run TV in Ethiopia has announced today that the current Ethiopian Ambassador to Turkey, Dr. Mulatu Teshome Wirtu, has been appointed as the new President of Ethiopia. President Girma Woldegiorgis, who served two terms, has hand over his ceremonial role. Mulatu served in various ministerial positions before he was appointed as an Ambassador under […]

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Saving African Dictators from the ICC

Note to the reader: In my commentary last week, I defended the International Criminal Court (ICC) against accusations of “race hunting”, selective and arbitrary prosecution and abuse of power by certain African leaders.  This week I continue my defense, in a rather lengthy commentary, by exposing and scrupulously refuting the bogus arguments articulated  by these leaders […]

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Ethiopian Ph.D. student wins a NASA Fellowship award

By Patrick Bowden  | The Collegian  This year, two determined SDSU Ph.D. students Woubet Alemu and Christopher Moran won the international NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship award. This award grants the students each a $30,000 sum to help further their aspiring research plans for the future. The grant also allows the students to utilize […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness for Ethiopians (Amharic translation)

Click here for the Amharic translation of the article about Breast Cancer Awareness for Ethiopians

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Breast Cancer Awareness for Ethiopians

October is international Breast Cancer Awareness month. Throughout the month, public and private organizations in many countries promote programs and activities aimed at breast cancer risk reduction, early detection, treatment and research. It is well-established that breast cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting women throughout the world. Millions of women are diagnosed […]

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OBEDIENCE to Tyrants due to Hopelessness (video)

After seeing the resistance efforts of others fail or after living under harsh repression, many people develop feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. Thus, people collectively obey because they believe things cannot change and they feel there is no hope for the future… [read more]

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Arbaminch University expels several students over minor disagreement

The dean of Arbaminch University in southwestern Ethiopia has expelled hundreds of students who complained about lack of preparation to take an exam before starting their 4th year. Instead of sitting down and hearing the students’ grievances, the dean, Dr. (Donkoro) Feleke Woldeyes, a card carrying member of the ruling party, ordered them to pack their […]

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International experts warn structural flaws in the design of Nile dam

By William Davison, Bloomberg News Ethiopia’s plan to build Africa’s biggest hydropower dam on the main tributary of the Nile River must address concerns that there may be flaws in the design of its foundations, a group of international experts said. They also called for further studies on what impact the 6,000-megawatt, $4.7 billion project […]

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ENTC Press release supporting the struggle inside Ethiopia

ENTC has issued a press release supporting the protests that the various political parties are carrying out in Ethiopia despite the regime’s continued harassment. Read the statement (PDF)

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ዓለም አቀፉ የወንጀለኞች ፍርድ ቤት በአፍሪካ የአደና ጉዞ ላይ

ፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ  የአፍሪካ “የዘር አደን”፤ የዘር ካርድ፤ እና የአፍሪካን እጀ ሰቦች/አመጸኞች ማደን? ሃይለማርያም ደሰለኝ፤ የኢትዮጵያ የስም ብቻ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ የዓለም አቀፉ የወንጀለኞች ፍርድ ቤት (አይ ሲ ሲ) በአፍሪካ አደን ላይ ነው ይላል፡፡ እንደ ቢቢሲ ራድዮ አባባል ራድዮ በግንቦት (ሜይ) 2013 ሃይለማርያም ሲናገር ‹‹በዓለም አቀፉ የወንጀለኞች ፍርድ ቤት ከተወነጀሉት መሃል 99% የአፍሪካ […]

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Dire Dawa in pictures

A photo gallery of the beautiful eastern Ethiopian city of Dire Dawa. Click here to see. (WIKIPEDIA) – Dire Dawa was founded in 1902 after the Addis Ababa – Djibouti Railway reached the area. The railroad could not reach the city of Harar at its higher elevation, so Dire Dawa was built nearby. This led […]

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Negasso Gidada becomes the most popular politician in Ethiopia

Former president Dr Negasso Gidada has transformed himself overnight from the butt of jokes into the most popular politician in Ethiopia with a few simple acts of courage. Unfortunately, his popularity came as he is about to conclude his political career. He has recently announced that he will step down as chairman of the Union […]

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90 percent of female patients at a Saudi hospital are Ethiopian women – Arab News

This shocking news is reported by Arab News today. Most of these poor Ethiopian women (some of whom are as young as 14-year-old) were trafficked to Saudi Arabia by the Ethiopian government and its collaborators such as Mohammed Al Amoudi using a modern day slave ship named Ethiopian Airlines. But this is a shame not […]

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The International Criminal Court on an African Safari?

 African Race Hunting, the Race Card and Racing After African Thugs? Hailemariam Desalegn, the titular prime minister of Ethiopia, says the International Criminal Court (ICC) is on African safari. In May 2013,according to the BBC, Desalegn said, “African leaders were concerned that out of those indicted by the ICC, 99% are Africans. This shows something […]

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Millions of Voices for Freedom march in pictures

A photo gallery of the September 29, 2013, Millions of Voices for Freedom March in Ethiopia. Click here.

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Millions of Voices for Freedom March – update, photos, videos

[Click here for video update.] 12:20 PM ADDIS ABABA TIME: UDJ has ended the protest march to avoid violent confrontation with the security forces. 11:30 AM ADDIS ABABA TIME: The UDJ leadership is considering to prematurely end the march because the security forces are making it impossible to march to Meskel Square. Kebena neighborhood is […]

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Dr Negasso Gidada arrested again

Dr Negasso Gidada, former Ethiopian President and currently chairman of the opposition Union for Democracy and Justice party, has been detained again today while canvassing Addis Ababa neighborhoods in preparation for Sunday’s “Millions of Voices” march. The UDJ chairman was detained along with several of his colleagues for 6 hours and released after being warned […]

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A collection of historic Emperor Menelik photos

Click here to see some rare photos of the great Ethiopian emperor, Menelik II, and Empress Tayitu.

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Texas court dismissed Woyanne lawsuit against Ethiopian patriot Wossenu Gizaw

A court in Houston, Texas, yesterday dismissed a criminal case that was filed against Wossenu Gizaw on behalf of a Woyanne cadre named Tesfai Tsadik. Read more about the case here.

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Legendary Ethiopian saxophonist Teddy Mitiku receiving treatment at a Maryland hospital

Theodros (Teddy) Mitiku, the legendary Ethiopian saxophonist who has been entertaining generations of Ethiopians, is currently receiving treatment at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland. We are praying for him. Some of Teddy Mitiku’s works (click the links below): ► Amalele ► Meskerem siteba ► Awash ► Fikirish Bertabigne ► Teddy Mitiku and Ibex […]

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UDJ’s “Millions of Voices” march will start Sunday morning at the Kebena neighborhood of Addis Ababa

The Ethiopian opposition party UDJ is organizing a protest march for Sunday, September 29, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The march, named “Millions of Voices,” will start in front of the party’s headquarters in Kebena neighborhood. The party has released the following promotional videos:

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Oakland Institute submits Human Rights Report on Ethiopia to the U.N.

OAKLAND CA- In a report submitted to the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on September 15, 2013, the Oakland Institute and the Housing and Land Rights Network outlined the human rights and international law violations perpetrated by the government of Ethiopia in the name of country’s development strategy.Drawing clear links between recorded […]

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Police detained former Ethiopian President Negasso Gidada

Security forces in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa detained former Ethiopian president Dr Negasso Gidada for 4 hours and released him, Ethiopian Review sources reported. Dr Negasso is currently chairman of the opposition Union for Democracy and Justice (UDJ) party. UDJ is preparing to hold a protest demonstration in Addis Ababa next Sunday, September 29, 2013.

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Azeb Mesfin arrest imminent

Azeb Mesfin, the widow of Ethiopia’s deceased dictator, is facing multiple charges of corruption and her arrest is imminent unless she leaves the country, according to Ethiopian Review sources in Addis Ababa. Political and business associates of Azeb Mesfin are dropping like flies. The biggest one to fall was Gebrewahid WoldeGiorgis, a senior official, who […]

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Ethiopia: Beyond the Hubris of Evil

 When I wrote a commentary on the plight of the imprisoned 32-year old Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu last April, I titled it “The Audacity of Evil in Ethiopia.” At the time, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) had sent a letter to the “Minister of Justice” of the ruling regime in Ethiopia pleading medical care […]

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Semayawi Party’s peaceful demonstration blocked by heavily armed police (update, photos)

11:05 AM: Semayawi Party’s peaceful demonstration is blocked with brute force by the US/EU/World Bank-financed lawless regime in Ethiopia. When the regime’s thugs started to beat up and detain Semayawi Party’s young activist, the leaders have decided to call off the demonstration and return to the office. The darkness over Ethiopia continues. Semayawi Party chairman […]

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Ethiopian man in Seattle attempted to kill ex-girlfriend; gun jammed

BY LEVI PULKKINEN, SEATTLEPI.COM (Seattle PI) – A man accused of trying to kill his ex-girlfriend before shooting himself in the chest has been charged with attempted murder. King County prosecutors contend Samson H. Berhe opened fire on the young woman last Thursday while she was driving home from work. Berhe, a 26-year-old Amazon security […]

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Ethiopia’s lawless regime joins Kenya’s campaign against ICC

ADDIS ABABA (VOA) — Ethiopia’s regime, which currently chairs the African Union, says it supports the push by Kenya for African countries to jointly withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC has put Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto on trial for alleged crimes against humanity, while President Uhuru Kenyatta is scheduled to go […]

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Women’s Group Submits Human Rights Report on Ethiopia to the United Nations

Ethiopian Women’s Human Rights Alliance (EWHRA) Submits Human Rights Report on Ethiopia to the United Nation’s Universal Periodic Review September 19, 2013 Grassroots organization details human rights violations committed by the Ethiopian government and outlines recommendations to bring Ethiopia into compliance with international law. New York, New York—Ethiopian Women’s Human Rights Alliance (EWHRA) released a […]

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Preparations underway for Semayawi Party’s peaceful protest Sunday in Addis Ababa

Semayawi Party is holding a massive peaceful protest demonstration this coming Sunday in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. Tens of thousands of people are expected to turn out for the demonstration, which will be held at Meskel Square.

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TPLF dirty trick alert: an all-out campaign pressuring witnesses to change testimony in World Bank investigation

Anuak Justice Council September 13, 2013 Reports are emerging about   TPLF/ERPDF Efforts to Suppress Testimony in World Bank’s Investigation Regarding the Misuse of WB Funds in the Forced Displacement of Anuak and Related Land Grabs in Ethiopia’s Gambella Region (Vancouver, BC, Canada) The Anuak Justice Council (AJC) has received disturbing reports from on-the-ground sources in […]

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ESFNA sets for Annual Meeting in October

The Ethiopian Sports Federation of North America is gearing up for it’s annual meeting this Fall in Dallas, Texas. The conference will kick off on October 12 till the 14th and will be discussing the soccer tournament that took place earlier this summer in Washington D.C. Topics include a recap of the 30th annual soccer […]

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Ethiopian jail imposes more restrictions on journalist Reeyot Alemu

NAIROBI (CPJ) – The decision by authorities at Kality Prison to impose visitor restrictions on imprisoned journalist Reeyot Alemu constitutes harassment and runs counter to the Ethiopian constitution, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.”We call upon the Ethiopian authorities to lift these latest restrictions and allow Reeyot Alemu to receive all visitors,” said CPJ […]

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A Renaissance for Ethiopia’s Youth

For the past one-half decade, Ethiopia has been awash with talk of renaissance. There has been a lot of windbagging about a “Renaissance Dam” over the Blue Nile. Our ears nearly fell off listening to the endless gab about an “economic renaissance” with “11 percent” plus annual growth. There has also been much talk of […]

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4th day of Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu’s hunger strike

Ethiopia journalist Reeyot Alemu, a recipient of international awards for courage, is on her 4th day of hunger strike today. Reyot went on hunger strike after the regime prevented her visits by friends and family, and to also protest the inhumane treatment she is subjected to in prison. Last April, Reeyot was awarded the 2013 […]

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Washington DC Attorney General files lawsuit against Ethiopian gas station mogul Eyob Mamo

WASHINGTON (CSPNet) — The District of Columbia has filed a lawsuit against ExxonMobil Oil Corp. and its gasoline distributors for Washington, D.C.–including Virginia businessman Eyob “Joe” Mamo–to stop enforcement of exclusive-supply agreements that make one group of affiliated distributors the only suppliers of Exxon-branded gasoline in D.C., the district’s attorney general, Irvin B. Nathan, has […]

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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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The Oromo issue on Al Jazeera

The Oromo issue on Al Jazeera. By Yilma Bekele There was a half hour discussion on the Oromo issue in Ethiopia on Al Jazeera Television Network. It was one of those situations where you go ‘what just happened’ after an experience that leaves you confused and dumbfounded when it is over. As an Ethiopian I […]

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An Ethiopian walking on eggshells.

An Ethiopian walking on eggshells. By Yilma Bekele No question I have to be careful writing this column. That is why I choose the title. Some of us are quick to take offense or assume holier than thou attitude when it comes to the subject I am gingerly trying to confront. I decided to approach […]

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voice from the grave

Voice from the grave. By Yilma Bekele Meles Zenawi is dead. Meles Zenawi is alive. I am afraid in our case both statements are true. We saw the tyrant being buried or placed six foot under and the extraordinary sendoff orchestrated by his politburo in living color. The whole country was on stand still for […]

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Abune Petros in our heart.

Abune Petros in our heart. By Yilma Bekele On July 29th. 1936 Abune Petros was executed by the Italian fascist that were trying to colonize our country for his refusal to submit. On May 2nd. 2013 the monument that was built to commemorate our Holy Father was removed by the order of the TPLF party […]

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Mengistu Hailemariam and our moral compass

Mengistu Hailemariam and our moral compass. By Yilma Bekele. Today I felt like crawling under the blanket and just hide. I know that is what children do. They think hiding under the blanket makes them invisible. It give them a feeling of security and that what I was looking for. Some place to hide and […]

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ESAT and messengers of peace in Jose, Ca.

ESAT and messengers of peace in Jose, Ca. By Yilma Bekele Tamagne was here. I wrote that and felt I have said enough. Well since you asked I guess I will tell you the rest of the story. I thought by now you would know If Tamagne was here something big and important regarding Ethiopia […]

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Land grab destroys lives: Obang Metho at congressional briefing

                                          African Land and Natural Resource Grabs Destroy Lives and Futures of Africans Mr. Obang Metho, Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE), warns of the impact on people at the U.S. Congressional Briefing on Land […]

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አማራንና አማርኛን ማጥፋት የህወሃት ፕሮግራም ነው

By Goolgule.com April 15, 20013     አማርኛ ተናጋሪዎችን የማመናመን፣ የማደህየት፣ የማራቆትና ክልላቸውን እያሳነሱ የማጥፋት እቅድ በህወሃት መርሃግብር ውስጥ የተካተተ ዋና ተግባር እንደሆነ ተገለጸ። አማርኛ ቋንቋንም ማሽመድመድ የዚሁ እቅድ አካል መሆኑ ተዘግቧል። አቶ ገ/መድህን አርአያ ከኢሳት ሬዲዮ ጋር ባካሄዱት ቃለ ምልልስ በህወሃት ፕሮግራም ገጽ 18 አካባቢ “አማራ የትግራይና የኤርትራ ህዝብ ጠላት እንደሆነ ተመልክቷል” ብለዋል፡፡ አያይዘውም […]

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UNESCO Awards Reeyot Alemu Press Freedom Prize

Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu wins 2013 UNESCO-Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize By UnescoPress April 16, 2013 Imprisoned Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu is the winner of the 2013 UNESCO-Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. Ms Alemu was recommended by an independent international jury of media professionals in recognition of her “exceptional courage, resistance and commitment […]

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Ethiopia: Liberating a “Prison Nation”

Ethiopia today is a “prison of nations and nationalities with the Oromo being one of the prisoners”, proclaimed the recently issued Declaration of the Congress of the Oromo Democratic Front (ODF). This open-air prison is administered through a system of “bogus federalism” in which “communities exercise neither self-rule nor shared-rule but have been enduring the TPLF/EPRDF’s […]

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Welcome to the whipped nation- FDRE.

Welcome to the whipped nation- FDRE. By Yilma Bekele Animal trainers use a whip with a stiff handle to show who the boss is. A whip is used to gain control and achieve compliance using pain. During slavery in the US whipping was a powerful weapon used by the white master. Whipping to humiliate was […]

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Ethiopian Muslims staged protest rallies in several cities throughout Ethiopia

Carrying posters and placards that read “Fiteh” (justice), tens of thousands of Ethiopian Muslims staged peaceful protests in several cities across Ethiopia today. Some of the cities where protests took place include Addis Ababa at Anwar Mosque, Dessie, Awasa, Dire Dawa, Bahir Dar, Jimma, and Gonder. The protesters demanded the TPLF regime to release their […]

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ENTC is demanding an investigation on the legitimacy of the Nile dam bond sales in US

The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has sent a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) demanding an investigation on the legality of the Nile dam bond sales that are being conducted in the US. The letter challenges the commission that the sales are in violation of the US trade laws and the Ethiopian […]

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TPLF feels the heat; scrambles to reverse deportation of Amharas

TPLF appears to be buckling under international pressure:  it is backpedaling the racist and criminal deportation of Amharas from the Benishangul-Gumuz regional state.  Media outlets such as the Voice of America and Diaspora Ethiopians have been exposing this diabolical act.    Ato Ahmed Nasser, the president of the so-called Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, has apparently been […]

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Reeyot Alemu threatened with solitary confinement; CPJ protests

Ethiopia threatens journalist with solitary confinement Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) April 10, 2013 His Excellency Berhan Hailu Minister of Justice P.O. Box 1370 Addis Ababa Ethiopia Via facsimile: +251-11-517-755 Via email: [email protected] Dear Minister Birhan Hailu, We are writing to bring to your attention the case of Ethiopian journalist and teacher Reeyot Alemu, whose […]

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An Ethiopian woman in Bahrain freed after 8 years of captivity by an employer

By Aniqa Haider BAHRAIN – An Ethiopian woman whose family had given her up for dead after they had no contact with her for nearly eight years is due to return home thanks to the help of community leaders. Misrak Alemo came to Bahrain to support her family, but was held as a prisoner in […]

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Capitol Hill Panel to Address Africa Land Grab

LAND-GRAB IN AFRICA A Discussion with Advocates & Policymakers Monday, April 15 at 2:00PM U.S. CONGRESS: Rayburn House Office Building (45 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC) A SHORT DOCUMENTARY ON LAND GRABBING WILL BE SCREENED Land grabbing is becoming the single most combative issue in Africa. It involves large-scale land acquisitions by foreign countries and […]

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World Bank Must End its Support for Human Rights Abuses in Ethiopia: David Pred

April 9, 2013 A multi-billion dollar aid program administered by the World Bank is underwriting systematic human rights abuses in Ethiopia. Last September, Ethiopian victims submitted a complaint about the program to the World Bank Inspection Panel, which is tasked with investigating whether or not the Bank complies with its own policies to prevent social […]

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Ethiopia: Right in Prison, Wrong on the Throne

Last April, I wrote a “Special Tribute to My Personal Hero Eskinder Nega”.  In that tribute, I groped for words as I tried to describe this common Ethiopian man of uncommon valor, an ordinary journalist of extraordinary integrity and audacity. Frankly, what could be said of a simple man of humility possessed of indomitable dignity? […]

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Ethiopian National Transitional Council spreads its message inside Ethiopia (video)

ENTC NEWS RELEASE Members of the Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) are currently carrying out an awareness-creation campaign in Ethiopian cities about the need to establish an all inclusive transitional government. ENTC believes that as long as the government in Ethiopia is controlled by the TPLF/EPRDF regime, or any other dictatorship, the people of Ethiopia […]

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Obang Metho: A New Chapter in Ethiopian Unity?

Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) Declares Commitment to Work with Others towards a Democratic, Multi-national Ethiopia: Is this the Same New Ethiopia  We in the Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE) Envision?   April 6, 2013 On March 30, 2013 I had the privilege of watching history in progress while attending the first meeting of […]

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ENTC keeps engaged in the Las Vegas taxi cab strike

In line with the motto ‘justice does not have borders’, ENTC has remained engaged in the causes of the Las Vegas taxicab strikes which now has its 5th week and counting. ‘After our initial press release, we are still keeping the pressures on the public officials of Nevada so that the strikers, mostly Ethiopians, get […]

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Growing up white in Ethiopia and America

Margaret J. O’Connor on lessons she learned growing up in Ethiopia — and from Martin Luther King Jr.’s death April 3, 2013 You wouldn’t know it by looking at me, but I have two native countries — Ethiopia and Australia — and an adopted one, America. I was born and raised in Ethiopia, a daughter […]

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Ethiopia: Muslim Protesters Face Unfair Trial | Human Rights Watch

Open Hearings to Family, Independent Monitors, Media By Human Rights Watch April 2, 2013 (Nairobi) – The prosecution of 29 Muslim protest leaders and others charged under Ethiopia’s deeply flawed anti-terrorism law raises serious fair trial concerns. The trial is scheduled to resume in Addis Ababa on April 2, 2013, after a 40-day postponement. The […]

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Land and Ethiopia’s Corruptocracy

The silence of Ethiopia’s “beautiful minds” Professor A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, the renowned Indian scientist  (“Missile Man of India”)  and Eleventh President of India (2002-2007) said, “If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. […]

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ENTC issued a statement denouncing the suffering of the Amhara

The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has issued a press release denouncing the TPLF/EPRDF’s systemic ethnic cleansing of the Amhara people. The press release also highlighted that the elimination of the Amhara people has been written in the TPLF programs and the regime is just executing  that. ENTC called on all Ethiopians to stand together […]

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The Dragon Eating the Eagle’s Lunch in Africa?

Flight of the Eagle and pursuit of the Dragon  In June 2011, during her visit to Zambia U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton pulled the alarm bell on a creeping “new colonialism” in Africa. While dismissing “China’s Model” of authoritarian state capitalism as a governance model for Africa, she took a swipe at China for […]

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ENTC releases official announcement for the July 2013 – all inclusive international conference

The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has officially announced the details of the all inclusive conference on removal and replacement of the TPLF/EPRDF regime. According to the statement released, the conference will be held in July 2013 in Washington DC. Concrete action plans on collaboration and unity in removing the regime and replacing it with […]

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The Pain of the Ogaden People

by GRAHAM PEEBLES | Counterpunch March 23, 2013 “Every night, they took all of us girls to [interrogations]. They would separate us and beat us. The second time they took me, they raped me… All three of the men raped me, consecutively”. Human Rights Watch (HRW) report in Collective Punishment, along with 15 other female […]

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ENTC expresses its support for the Las Vegas taxi drivers

The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) expressed its support for the Las Vegas Yellow Checker Star taxi drivers in their demand to get fair working agreements. In its press release titled ‘Justice has no borders’, ENTC has pledged solidarity with the 1000+ drivers mostly Ethiopians. Read the full statement here        

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Graziani and the TPLF, an Ethiopian saga.

Graziani and the TPLF, an Ethiopian saga. By Yilma Bekele ‘The Duce will have Ethiopia, with or without the Ethiopians’. Rodolfo Graziani I am writing this as a proud Ethiopian because Graziani’s promise to the Fascist dictator was thwarted by my gallant ancestors. If it was not for the bravery and sacrifice of our grandparents, […]

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ENTC-Atlanta held a discussion on removing the dictatorship in Ethiopia and replacing it with a Transitional Government

The Atlanta Chapter of Ethiopian National Transitional Council on Sunday, March 17, 2013, hosted a discussion on the planned all inclusive conference in July 2013 being organized in Washington DC to explore the removal and replacement of the repressive TPLF/EPRDF regime by an all-inclusive Ethiopian Transitional Government. After welcoming the participants and making brief remarks, […]

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Stop brutalizing Ethiopian refugees in Saudi Arabia

The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) sent a letter to the Saudi ambassador in the US on the reprehensible abuse of Ethiopian refugees by the Saudi border police and security forces. In its letter, ENTC expressed its disappointment in the Saudi law enforcement’s inhumane treatment of refugees, contradictory to the UNHCR guidelines. It stated the […]

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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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Obama “Moonwalking” Human Rights in Africa?

 The great American poet Walt Whitman said, “Either define the moment or the moment will define you.” Will the election of Uhuru Kenyatta as president of Kenya define President Barack Obama in Africa or will President Barack Obama use the election of President Kenyatta to define his human rights policy in Africa? Following the presidential […]

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The selling of Ethiopia to the highest bidder.

The selling of Ethiopia to the highest bidder. By Yilma Bekele Actually that statement might not be true. We do know our country is being sold but we have no idea if the bidding has been open or closed. We have sold almost all of Gambella, we have leased half of Afar and Oromia has […]

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ENTC denounces religious interference and systemic ethnic cleansing

The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has issued a press release denouncing the TPLF/EPRDF’s recent actions of provocations on both the Christian and Muslim religions. The press release also highlighted the atrocities being committed on the various ethnic groups specifically on the Agnuaks in Gambella and the Amharas in Metekel regions by the regime.  It […]

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Counter Extremism with Freedom in Ethiopia

“Across the world, study after study affirms that where there is religious freedom, there is stability, harmony and prosperity, and where religious liberty is lacking, so are these blessings.”   Juhdi Jasser | Georgetown Journal of International Affairs March 13, 2013   From Somalian anarchy to Eritrean and Sudanese tyranny and civil strife, the Horn […]

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Ethiopian-American murdered in Gambella

Omot Ojulu Odol, a 33-year old Ethiopian-American visiting his hometown in Gambella and five other local Anuaks were murdered in cold blood by Ethiopian security forces on March 2, 2013, according to the Vancouver, Canada-based Anuak Justice Council.     March 13, 2013 On March 2, 2013, seventeen Anuak men were ambushed by Ethiopian National […]

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አማራ መሆን ወንጀል ነው?

“በፌዴራል ተደብድባችሁ ትባረራላችሁ!” By Goolgule.com March 9, 2013   “አማራ መሆን ወንጀል ነው? የሌሎች ብሔረሰብ አባላት በፈለጉበት ክልልና ስፍራ ይኖራሉ። አማራ ክልል ውስጥ ሰፊ መሬት ወስደው የሚኖሩ አሉ፤ የሚነካቸው የለም። አማራው እየተመረጠ ለስደት፣ ለመከራ፣ ለእንግልት ይዳረጋል? እስከመቼ በዚህ ይቀጥላል? ክልሉን እንመራለን፣ የአማራ ህዝብ ወኪል ነን የሚሉ የት ናቸው? ያሳዝናል፣ ለአማራው አልቅሱ፣ ለአማራው አንቡ፣ አማራው አለቀ […]

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ENTC 2nd General Assembly conference official statement

The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) conducted its 2nd general assembly meeting from Feb 22-24 in Alexandria, Virginia. Delegates from chapters around the world reviewed and discussed the accomplishments, challenges and road map of the organization. Click the links below to read the official statement from ENTC. [ Amharic ] [ English ]

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Tigrai Online: Muslim merchants legitimate targets

  The Ethiopian government has launched a comprehensive campaign to stamp out the year-long Muslim protests against government interference in religious affairs. According to the website Tigraionline, the government has deployed an array of potent weapons against the Muslim community.  These weapons include:  tax collection as a pretext to harass Muslim businesses, denial of bank […]

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