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Ethiopian Political Activists Opposed to Meles Claim Power-Cable Sabotage

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Ethiopian Political Activists Opposed to Meles Claim Power-Cable Sabotage

(Photo:file) Ethiopian political activists opposed to Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s rule said they sabotaged power lines in the west of the country as part of a campaign against the government. The Tinsae Ethiopian Patriots Union said it cut electricity cables in Awi Zone on May 20, causing outages in towns including Asosa, 477 kilometers (296 […]

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“Need” Always Keeps “Hate” In Its Pocket like a “Knife”

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“Need” Always Keeps “Hate” In Its Pocket like a “Knife”

Getachew Reda www.ethiopiansemay.blogspot.com Many of you heard or read news that the hateful Ibsaa Guutama walked out of the Boston meeting aiming to reconcile the two factions (that of Daoud Ibsa and the ” moderate” Kemal Gelchu and Hassan faction. The OLF’s Skinhead (Ibsaa Guutama) wrote hateful article against Ethiopia and its people to back/support […]

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Yaee Dawit Tadesse, ‘Bin Laden’s Cousin’, Arrested in Ecuador

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Yaee Dawit Tadesse, ‘Bin Laden’s Cousin’, Arrested in Ecuador

Yaee Dawit Tadesse, alias Jack Flora, of Eritrea has been arrested in Ecuador for smuggling illegal immigrants to the United States and was later extradited to USA, media reports say. According to El Universo, Yaee Dawit Tadesse was arrested in a hotel in the Ecuadorian city of Guayaquil and reported that he is alleged to […]

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Jarso Yohannes Adem received a stayed, 15-month sentence for his attack on a former girlfriend.

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Jarso Yohannes Adem received a stayed, 15-month sentence for his attack on a former girlfriend.

(Star Tribune) A Minneapolis man who threw battery acid in his ex-girlfriend’s face last year won’t spend time behind bars if he remains law-abiding. Before getting a stayed, 15-month prison sentence Wednesday, Jarso Yohannes Adem, 29, tried to withdraw his guilty plea to second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, a felony. He claimed he was […]

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Dr. Berhanu Nega says he is plotting revolution in Ethiopia

Current leader of the exiled Ethiopian opposition group “Ginbot 7” and the former Mayor-elect of Addis Ababa city Dr. Berhanu Nega said he is planning to trigger Tunisia-style revolution against Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. “We are doing everything we can to spark a North Africa style revolt in Ethiopia,” declared Berhanu. During an interview with […]

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Killing Civilians and Humanitarian Workers in the Ogaden: Unacceptable, Repugnant and Immoral

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Killing Civilians and Humanitarian Workers in the Ogaden: Unacceptable, Repugnant and Immoral

Mareeg.com-Although prestigious international and national human rights organizations, have issued several reports about well-documented human rights violations in the Ogaden and elsewhere in Ethiopia by the current Ethiopian government, the international community has remained tight-lipped about those violations for the last nineteen years. Nevertheless, the Ogaden Human Rights Committee has not given up hope of […]

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UN halts food handout in Ethiopia region after ambush

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UN halts food handout in Ethiopia region after ambush

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – The United Nations has suspended food distribution in Ethiopia’s drought-stricken Somali Region after gunmen killed one UN worker and injured another in an ambush on a U.N. convoy last week. The ethnic Somali province, more commonly known as the Ogaden, is home to a low-key insurgency led by the Ogaden National […]

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Professor Abebe Zegeye sets the record straight on alleged plagiarism

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Professor Abebe Zegeye sets the record straight on alleged plagiarism

Professor Abebe Zegeye of Ethiopia sets the record straight in a Letter to the Editor of South African based newspaper Mail and Guardian. The Oxford educated academician and a former visiting scholar at Yale University has been wrongly accused of plagiarism as many of this website readers pointed out when the news first broke out. […]

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Is the World Growing Honest?

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Is the World Growing Honest?

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Is the World Growing Honest or Doomsday Near? I encountered the tantalizing headline unexpectedly: “Bold Words From British Government Representative”. Britain’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Norman Ling, said: We should not be giving aid to African dictators, but there is a lot of public support in Britain for spending money on people […]

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Encounter with gelgel Woyanes

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Encounter with gelgel Woyanes

By Yilma Bekele It is only four weeks ago when a few of us drove down from Oakland to San Jose to attend the Public Hall meeting called by the Ethiopian Government. We don’t really recognize the current Ethiopian regime as a democratically elected representative of the people, thus one of the reasons for our […]

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D.C. digs into gas station owner Mamo, gas prices and antitrust

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D.C. digs into gas station owner Mamo, gas prices and antitrust

(Washington Business Journal – by Michael Neibauer) Gas prices in D.C. are high. In some cases (we’re looking at you, Watergate Exxon) inexplicably, off-the-charts high. Now the District is investigating what role one thriving gas station owner, who happens to own more than 150 D.C.-area gas stations and their associated real estate, has played in […]

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Teddy Afro: “Hager”

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Teddy Afro: “Hager”
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(Part II) You let it be…. and the mud settled down on its own

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(Part II) You let it be…. and the mud settled down on its own

Getachew Reda (getachre@aol.com http://www.ethiopiansemay.blogspot.com/ Let me start by saying “Why should the above hungry and abused Ethiopian should ask apology to the Ogaden people or ONLF? Why the above abused Ethiopian just about equally abused like the Ogaden Ethiopians should expect or beg “forgiveness” from ONLF which is a criminal entity by its nature that […]

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Ze Habesha LLC is an Ethiopian American media company based in Minnesota, with presence in the print and broadcast media. Zehabesha strives to provide unbiased information to the ever-growing Ethiopian American community and works toward bridging cultures by printing a bi-monthly newspaper in Amharic. Ze-Habesha Newspaper strives to provide fair and unbiased information to the […]

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Itching the unitching (Yalbeluten Makek)

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Itching the unitching (Yalbeluten Makek)

By Elias Mengesha (Heppenheim-Germany) The recent campaign of the Meles regime throughout the Diaspora to raise funds by selling bonds and using the proceeds to build a dam on the Blue Nile river has met fierce resistance. It’s ironic to oppose such a development project but the fact of the matter is that the Meles […]

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Ethiopian Inflation Accelerates to 29.5% as Food Costs Jump

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Ethiopian Inflation Accelerates to 29.5% as Food Costs Jump

By William Davison (Updates with food-price inflation in second paragraph.) May 10 (Bloomberg) — Inflation in Ethiopia accelerated to 29.5 percent in April as food prices jumped, the Central Statistical Agency said. The inflation rate increased from 25 percent in March, the Addis Ababa-based agency said on its website today. Food prices, which make up […]

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The Deluded Elite of the Liberation fronts (Part 1)

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The Deluded Elite of the Liberation fronts (Part 1)

By Getachew Reda I am addressing my commentary in English rather than to use our language in order to be readable for those delusional Arabic or English speaking Liberation Front elite leaders who claim not to understand or refuse to speak and read Amharic, the Ethiopian national language. So here follows my commentary on the […]

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Will Gimmicks Keep TPLF’s Regime from Collapsing?

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Will Gimmicks Keep TPLF’s Regime from Collapsing?

(Gadda.com) Even since it came to power in 1991, the TPLF regime has relied on a number of gimmicks, which are catchphrases with no policy solutions, to deny and delay freedom and democracy. From the so-called Article-39 to GTP, it is through such gimmicks that TPLF intends to keep its hegemony over the oppressed in […]

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Ethiopia: Unity Is Power

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Ethiopia: Unity Is Power

(Ogaden Online) Regardless of our differences in language, culture or religion, all the panellists agree the power of unity. All also see the need for a united front against Meles’s tyranny and total economic domination of Ethiopia. The panellists saw the need for putting a stop to the Woyane-driven genocide being committed in places such […]

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Ethiopian Airlines Launches New Service to Hangzhou

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Ethiopian Airlines Launches New Service to Hangzhou

Ethiopian Airlines made its historic maiden flight to Hangzhou on May 03, 2011. Hangzhou is our fourth destination in china along with Beijing, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. Hangzhou is a great alternative to the busy Shanghai airport for those traveling to/from Shanghai as it is only 45 minutes away by high-speed train. Hangzhou is also […]

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An Imaginary Conversation with Nelson Mandela

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An Imaginary Conversation with Nelson Mandela

By Alemayehu G. Mariam The Triumphalism of African Dictators There is nothing that is both amusing and annoying than the chest-beating triumphalism of Africa’s tin pot dictators. This past February, Yoweri Museveni of Uganda lectured a press conference: “There will be no Egyptian-like revolution here. … We would just lock them up. In the most […]

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Al-Qaeda confirms bin Laden death

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Al-Qaeda confirms bin Laden death

(AFP) Al-Qaeda confirmed the death of its leader Osama bin Laden, in a statement posted on jihadist internet forums on Friday, the US monitoring group SITE Intelligence reported. The statement came after US President Barack Obama said on Sunday that American commandos killed bin Laden in a covert operation in the Pakistani garrison town of […]

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Ethiopia Says Heineken to Acquire Two State-Owned Breweries

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Ethiopia Says Heineken to Acquire Two State-Owned Breweries

By William Davison May 3 (Bloomberg) — Heineken NV, the world’s third-largest brewer, will buy two Ethiopian state-owned beer makers for 2.7 billion birr ($160 million), the Horn of Africa country’s privatization agency said. Heineken, based in Amsterdam, will purchase Bedele Brewery SC for 1.4 billion birr and Harar Brewery SC for 1.3 billion birr, […]

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Ethiopia freezes Nile agreement

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Ethiopia freezes Nile agreement

CAIRO: Ethiopia has agreed to suspend its participation in a Nile Water Share agreement recently signed with several upstream countries. According to Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi this move will allow Egypt enough time to recover from the recent political crisis and take on a more active role in the negotiations. This announcement comes while […]

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TPLF and the art of reverse engineering

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TPLF and the art of reverse engineering

By Yilma Bekele When you take an object apart to see how it works, or take software and disassemble it to locate the source code it is referred to as reverse engineering. Basically what you are doing is inverting the system by going back wards the developmental cycle all the way to conception. Reverse engineering […]

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Kenya and Ethiopia: Into the Great Rift Valley

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Kenya and Ethiopia: Into the Great Rift Valley

(Daily Telegraph) Marabou storks barely stirred on their treetop roosts as our safari truck rumbled out of Nairobi, the start of our journey tracing the eastern arm of Africa’s Great Rift Valley through remote northern Kenya and into Ethiopia. Two hours later, we gazed from the escarpment down into the valley’s golden-grassed infinity, struggling to […]

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Reflections of a “Netch Lebash” (Eritrean agent)

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Reflections of a “Netch Lebash” (Eritrean agent)

By Eskinder Nega There was something in the air on Tuesday, April 14, 2011. Intrigued by news of Ethiopian protesters in North America against the frivolous and mechanically hyped GTP, the glee on the faces of Addis residents was transparently noticeable. I could sense breaking news in the making. And I was determined to report […]

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Ethiopia Aid Agencies Back Call for Aid for 2 Million People Facing Hunger

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Ethiopia Aid Agencies Back Call for Aid for 2 Million People Facing Hunger

A group of aid organizations in Ethiopia backed the government’s request for $75 million to help feed 2 million people facing hunger in the arid south and southeast of the country. The crisis has been caused by a seven-month drought that is likely to persist until October, the Ethiopia Humanitarian Country Team, or EHCT, said […]

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MARKET FACET: Increasing Cost of Feasting Food

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MARKET FACET: Increasing Cost of Feasting Food

Last week, foremost in the minds of most Ethiopian Christians was the celebration of Easter over the weekend. It culminated in a big feast for which households typically spare no expense. On the windy afternoon of Monday, April 18, 2011, Shola Market, located close to Megenagna in Yeka District, was crowded with shoppers. Vendors and […]

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Help S.F. Singer Meklit Hadero Bring Her Music to Ethiopia Next Month

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Help S.F. Singer Meklit Hadero Bring Her Music to Ethiopia Next Month

By Ian S. Port Ethiopian born, S.F.-based jazz singer Meklit Hadero is planning a big trip to Ethiopia next month to perform for the people of her native country. It’s her second such visit, after a similar journey in 2009. Hadero will perform for free in two places in Ethiopia, and she and her band […]

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