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Ethiopian Ruling Party Confirms Hailemariam as Meles’s Successor

By William Davison Sept. 15 (Bloomberg) — Ethiopia’s ruling party confirmed acting Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn as the successor to the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. Meles, who led Ethiopia for 21 years and who oversaw one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies, died on Aug. 20 from an infection contracted while he was recovering from an […]

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Post Meles, other TPLF’s dictator could endanger Ethiopia: Last call for National Dialogue – By Ewnetu Sime

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Post Meles, other TPLF’s dictator could endanger Ethiopia: Last call for National Dialogue – By Ewnetu Sime

On August 21, 2012 the dictator Meles death was announced by Woyane’s media. The past few weeks Woyane’s sponsored mourning program included wheeling the sick out of hospitals, forcing the political prisoners to cry for the dictator death (not only two kinds list more if not all, old, homeless, etc.). Prisoners that do not obey […]

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Home and country burglarized – By Yilma Bekele

Someone broke into our house. They forced the backdoor open and went through every square inch of the house. They turned our mattress over, pilfered through our drawers and left the closet in a mess. It was done in the middle of the day and it looks like they took their time. They stole laptops, […]

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Environmental Disaster of the Century

Ewnetu Taye [ Bahir Dar ]   A few weeks back nearly 200 staff members of the institution I work for paid a visit to the “Renaissance Dam.” That was my second trip to the resourceful Metekkel region (the first one was in 1985). This time, I was stunned by the huge untapped marble reserves […]

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Zenawi’s death, the claim of Diaspora extremism, and opportunism

by Kirubeal Bekele Thank God, Zenawi is out of the picture for good. But the impact of his death, slowly and surely, and as expected, is unfolding. TPLF may be going through its baddest (worst) days ever but Zenawi’s death may have also brought an unexpected and somewhat negative impact on the opposition. A few […]

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Kill abject poverty in Ethiopia – By Robele Ababya

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Kill abject poverty in Ethiopia – By Robele Ababya

Abject poverty which the TPLF has perpetrated for the last 21 years has all along been its effective weapon as a slogan to obliterate it, but in actual fact to perpetrate it through the adoption of wrong land policy in order to stay in power by holding the peasants actually in serfdom giving false hope […]

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The Honorable Ana Gomes blasts EU over human rights violations in Ethiopia (video)

The Honorable Ana Gomes blasts EU over human rights violations in Ethiopia. (video)

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U.S. ambassador to Libya killed in Benghazi attack

By Hadeel Al Shalchi BENGHAZI, Libya -(Reuters) – The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three embassy staff were killed as they rushed away from a consulate building in Benghazi, stormed by al Qaeda-linked gunmen blaming America for a film that they said insulted the Prophet Mohammad. Gunmen had attacked and set fire to the U.S. […]

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Happy New Year for the New Ethiopia – By Abebe Gellaw

By Abebe Gellaw (Meskerem 1, 2005 E.C.) The ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus is credited as saying: “The only thing that is constant is change.” This simple but profound statement is accepted as a universal truth. Those who have seriously grasped the meaning of life are always ready for change and challenge. While the majority of […]

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ARDUF: Turning the Demise of a Dictator into Start of New Chapter in Ethiopia’s History

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ARDUF: Turning the Demise of a Dictator into Start of New Chapter in Ethiopia’s History

Now the officials as well as the family mourning the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi is over the Afars will be the last to join charade of mourning for his death as historic loss and national misfortune of the peoples of Ethiopia, because it was under his dictatorial regime that peace loving Ethiopian peoples in […]

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Ethiopian New Year Message: Ethiopian National Transitional Council

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Ethiopian New Year Message: Ethiopian National Transitional Council

Ethiopian New Year Message Ethiopian National Transitional Council With the coming of a New Year people hope for a new vision, send well wishes, let go of past bad experiences and in general wish for a better future. The passing of years does not make one mature. It is what we learn from past experiences […]

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The Hailemariam Desalegn Factor

By Yared Ayicheh, The Meles era is gone. EPRDF was addicted to Meles’ lies and delusions for 21 years, and now, as an organization it is going through withdrawal symptoms. The bewilderment its members and supporters feel is like that of a drug addict who is faced with life without drugs. EPRDF has no choice […]

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Ethiopia pardons Swedish journalists – AP

By Associated Press ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Two Swedish journalists who have been imprisoned in Ethiopia for more than a year have been pardoned and are set to be freed, Ethiopia’s justice minister announced Monday. Minister Berhan Hailu told reporters in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, that the decision to pardon photographer Johan Persson and […]

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TPLF to Install Three Deputy Prime Ministers

By Tsenat Haile Coming under pressure from different corners and mainly from the international community, TPLF had no choice left but to cave in to their demands including to the ones that are coming from its surrogate groups and various sections of the society. There are rumors that a final deal has been reached to […]

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Meles Death Celebration: FULL Video

By EPRPLY

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Ethiopia to face Eritrea in African Nations Championship 2014 qualifier

Cairo, Egypt – The Ethiopian national soccer team and Eritrea were drawn in Central East Zone of the 2004 African Nations Championship, where they will face each other in the preliminary round. The 2004 African Nations Championship will be held in South Africa.. The draw was held at CAF HQ in Cairo led by Secretary […]

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Putting human rights first in post Zenawi era – By Robele Ababya

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Putting human rights first in post Zenawi era – By Robele Ababya

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”Thomas Jefferson […]

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Ethiopian man threatens action over UK ‘link to abuse’ – BBC

  An Ethiopian farmer could sue the UK government after claiming a project that received funding from Britain led to human rights abuses. The man – known as Mr O – told his British lawyers he was evicted from his farm, beaten and witnessed rapes as part of a “villagisation” scheme. Mr O’s lawyers say […]

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Susan Rice, a US diplomat who loves dictators – By Ephrem Madebo

Fifteen days ago when the death of PM Meles Zenawi became official, US ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, twitted the following: “Prime Minister Meles leaves behind an indelible legacy of major contributions to Ethiopia, Africa, and the world”.When I read her tweets, for a brief moment I thought I and Susan Rice were living […]

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Is Berhane GebreKristos Dupty Prime Minister?

Iran Eager to Further Develop Ties with Ethiopia TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Amir Mansour Borqeyee underscored Tehran’s enthusiasm for the further expansion of relations and cooperation with the African nations, specially Ethiopia. Borqeyee made the remarks in a meeting with Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Berhane GebreKristos. He also […]

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Egypt wanted to attack Ethiopia dam, reveals Wikileaks

CAIRO (bikyamasr): Egypt has long feared its lion’s share of Nile River water could be threatened by Ethiopia’s construction of its Renaissance Dam project, the pinnacle of late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s efforts to give the East African country more sway over issues pertaining to the world’s largest river. In documents revealed by the whistleblower […]

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Chance encounter prompts arrest of man suspected of torturing prisoners in Ethiopia

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Chance encounter prompts arrest of man suspected of torturing prisoners in Ethiopia

By Associated Press DENVER — A chance encounter at a restaurant in a Denver suburb led to the arrest of an Ethiopian immigrant who authorities say tortured political prisoners decades ago in his home country, according to testimony from a Department of Homeland Security official Tuesday. The man authorities identify as Kefelegn Alemu Worku (kah-FEH’-lun […]

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Ethiopia: Time for Radical Improvements

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Ethiopia: Time for Radical Improvements

by Alemayehu G. Mariam It is time to bury the hatchet and move forward in Ethiopia! Nelson Mandela taught that “If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.” I would add that your enemy also becomes your friend and your ally. Historically, […]

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Zenawi’s Death: Paradoxes and Opportunities

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Zenawi’s Death: Paradoxes and Opportunities

by Messay Kebede Beyond the pathetic and at times ridiculous theatrics of Ethiopians ordered not only to mourn but also to show visible signs of a boundless grief over the death of Meles Zenawi, henceforth advertised as a great and beloved Ethiopian leader, I hear a murmur that increasingly sounds like a condescending laughter. Who […]

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Meles Mourned In Ethiopia As Ruling Party Names Successor

By William Davison – Sep 2 (bloomberg News) Thousands of Ethiopians gathered in the capital, Addis Ababa, for the funeral of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi today as the ruling party plans to meet to endorse Hailemariam Desalegn as his successor. A public ceremony was held in Meskal Square attended by several African leaders, including South […]

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Ethiopia: Regarding the drama due to the death of the tyrant

By Yilma Bekele I am hoping this is the last discussion about our emotional response regarding the disappearance then death of Ato Meles Zenawi. As controversial and in your face individual he was alive his death has brought drama, division and ugliness to our life. The person is refusing to go away in silence and […]

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Dictators spurn their nations’ health care

By Joel Brinkley (San Francisco Chronicle) – Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia’s dictator, died last month – in a Brussels hospital. Why didn’t he get medical care at home? Look at the state of his people’s health, and you’ll understand. The government provides vaccinations for only 5 percent of the children. Fewer still receive antibiotics when they […]

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The Cause of Zenawi’s Death and Its Impact – By Selam Beyene (Ph.D.)

In the absence of a legitimate autopsy report, a death certificate or a credible official statement relating to the reason behind the hospitalization and eventual death of the former ruler of one of the most populous countries in Africa, there are compelling medical and circumstantial arguments to suggest that the episode of May 18, 2012, […]

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Ethiopians miseries and repressions during 21 years of Meles Zenawi Rule

By Fikrie Zelekew Ethiopians have been facing repression, denial of basic human rights and injustice during 21 years of Dictator Meles Zenawi rule. This dictatorship is ethnic based and commits atrocities such as massacres, genocide, starvation and incitement of interethnic conflicts and preaching and spreading of hatred among the different communities. It employs the old […]

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Why are they making us cry? By Yilma Bekele

The Ethiopian people have been told to show grief regarding the death of Meles Zenawi. This is sadness by government decree and it is not unique to us. We just witnessed it happen in North Korea but it always is a little strange when what you feared happen to you. There is no question the […]

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