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Waldeba in my heart

Waldeba in my heart. By Yilma Bekele Truth be told I was not aware of Waldeba Monastery until quite recently. Today I live Waldeba, I breathe Waldeba, and I believe Waldeba has taken over my soul. Mind you I am not protesting rather I am being thankful for this ancient place for bringing focus into […]

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Ethiopia’s Konso cling to tradition, earning UN recognition

By Jenny Vaughan (AFP) KONSO, Ethiopia — The booming drums and lusty singing of Ethiopia’s Konso tribe, celebrating their hometown joining the UN’s list of World Heritage Sites, echoed down the road that winds through lush green hills. When the revellers came into sight, there was an explosion of colour — women in bright orange […]

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Unmasking TPLF’s worst bullies and thugs

By Ewnetu Taye After Meles Zenawi, leader of the ethno-fascist group misruling Ethiopia, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), got naked and suffered humiliation in front of world leaders, the racist thugs and bullies who believe that it is their birth right to oppress the people of Ethiopia, are out in droves to condemn and […]

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Ethiopians in America rally to defend Waldba Monastery

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Ethiopians in America rally to defend Waldba Monastery

WASHINGTON, DC – Ethiopians living in the US converged on the nation’s capital on Monday and protested against the state-sponsored destruction of Waldba Monastery, a 5th century sacred site worth declaring “Heritage of Humankind.” The rally was in response to a call by church leaders who wanted to stop the government from committing a sacrilege […]

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Ethiopia: Food for Famine and Thought!

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Ethiopia: Food for Famine and Thought!

By Alemayehu G mariam : The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition At the recent 2012 G8 Food Security Summit in Washington, D.C., Abebe Gellaw, a young Washington-based Ethiopian journalist, stood up in the gallery and thunderously proclaimed to dictator Meles Zenawi, “… Food is nothing without freedom…” Is he right? When President Obama invited […]

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An Open Letter to President Obama

Dear President Obama: I came to America fleeing political persecution many years ago. I still carry the wounds that successive Ethiopian regimes inflicted on me personally and my family. I will spare you the tragic details. My crime was being an Oromo by birth and spirit. I volunteered for your campaign when you first ran […]

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Soccer match turned in to anti Zenawi uprising

  TPLF inspired national anthem heckled by Ethiopians. The Horn Times News Letter – By Getahune Bekele –Rustenburg, South Africa More than one thousand flag-waving Ethiopians used the June 3 world cup qualifying soccer match against South Africa at Royal Bofokeng stadium to express their anger towards the brutal iron hand rule of PM Meles […]

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Save Waldba Monastery International Protest & Press Release

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Save Waldba Monastery International Protest & Press Release

Save Waldba Protest Organizers on ESAT Radio Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Save Waldba Monastery International Coalition Washington, DC “. . .Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. . .” Ephesians 6:13, Now is the time…   […]

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Ethiopian Maid naked on street

KUWAIT CITY, May 31: An unidentified Ethiopian maid who stabbed herself and ran out of the house naked, has been admitted to the Psychiatric Hospital, reports Al-Rai daily. According to security sources police rushed to Faiha when pedestrians informed the Operations Department of the Ministry of Interior that a bleeding woman of African origin was […]

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ESAT Beraking News Protest Alemaya University Ethiopia
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“Ginbot 20″, TPLF Holiday in Ethiopia Greeted by Resistance

(Qeerroo.net) – Ginbot 20, 1983 E.C, which officially marked the TPLF control of power in Ethiopia was a day of celebration for the very few from Adwa political elites and party cadre members who enjoy the leftover of the big fishes. This year, it is 21thanniversary. For the majority of Ethiopians, specially the Oromos, it […]

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Ethiopia’s Case Against Oromo Activists Made Up, Opposition Says

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Ethiopia’s Case Against Oromo Activists Made Up, Opposition Says

By William Davison June 3, 2012 (Bloomberg) — Ethiopia’s opposition Oromo People’s Congress accused the government of making up charges against one of its former lawmakers as part of a broader case against 69 defendants, party leader Merera Gudina said. “All the charges are trumped up,” Merera said in a phone interview today from the […]

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Ethiopia Faces Increased Hunger After Late Rains Damaged Crops

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Ethiopia Faces Increased Hunger After Late Rains Damaged Crops

By William Davison Ethiopia faces more hunger after late rains caused crop damage in the south, the United Nations said. The harvest is “below normal to near total failure,” the UN’s World Food Programme and the Famine Early Warning System Network said in a joint statement e-mailed today. About 3.2 million Ethiopians are in need […]

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The Ethiopian Land Giveaway – OpEd

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The Ethiopian Land Giveaway – OpEd

By: Graham Peebles | Eurasia Review | What’s yours is mine what’s mine’s my own. 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 of the dollar rules supreme […]

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Ethiopia lecturing Ghana about Election? Please !

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Ethiopia lecturing Ghana about Election? Please !

Editor’s Note EPRDF’s ambassador to Ghana, Gifti Abasiya, calls for the people of Ghana to exhibit the decency, maturity and civility in the upcoming general elections of Ghana. For sure, It is TPLF that needs advise from Ghanaians. In the last (may, 2010) Ethiopian election, the ruling party scored 99.6%. Yes, 99.6% in the 21st […]

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Charles Taylor sentenced to 50 years

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Charles  Taylor sentenced to 50 years

By MARLISE SIMONS and J. DAVID GOODMAN The ex-Liberian leader was the last defendant to be judged by a special court for atrocities committed in Sierra Leone. LEIDSCHENDAM, NETHERLANDS – Charles Taylor, the former president of Liberia and a once-powerful warlord, was sentenced Wednesday to 50 years in prison for his role in atrocities committed […]

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Abebe Gellaw: How to bring down Meles Zenawi

By Abebe Gellaw In May 2005, over 2 million Ethiopians came out in full force to demand change Imagine the power all these people wield collectively when they decide to act together for radical change, dignity and freedom. Part I Nonviolent struggle is a smart option for Ethiopians to end tyranny. As ordinary Egyptians have […]

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Another Abebe Gellaw’s Amazing Speech (Video)

Exiled journalist Abebe Gellaw reveals the shocking level of control that Meles Zenawi has consolidated over media outlets throughout Ethiopia. www.OsloFreedomForum.com

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Ethiopia: Meles, Speechless! – By Pro. Alemayehu G Mariam

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Ethiopia: Meles, Speechless! – By Pro. Alemayehu G Mariam

The Man Who Cried “Freedom!” On May 18, 2012, dictator Meles Zenawi learned a lesson he will not easily forget. In the land of free speech, he was rendered speechless.   Abebe Gellaw, a young Washington-based Ethiopian journalist, stood up in the gallery at the Food Security 2012 G8 Summit in Washington, D.C. and slammed […]

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Ethiopia: ‘Special Police’ Execute 10

Ethiopia: ‘Special Police’ Execute 10 Investigate Paramilitary Abuses, Permit Access to Closed-Off Somali Region (Nairobi, May 28, 2012) – An Ethiopian government-backed paramilitary force summarily executed 10 men during a March 2012 operation in Ethiopia’s eastern Somali region, Human Rights Watch said today. Detailed information on the killings and other abuses by the force known […]

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Not allowed to move for FIVE months: Themum who had to lie in bed 24 hours a day or risk losing her babies

The 31-year-old was under strict orders not to move – she wasn’t allowed to leave her bed, not even to wash or grab a bite to eat mum who had to lie in bed 24 hours a day or risk losing her babiesSacrifice: Lisa in her hospital ‘home’ for five months Jeremy Durkin Confined to […]

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Indian Woman Has Been on a Hunger Strike for the Last 12 Years

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Indian Woman Has Been on a Hunger Strike for the Last 12 Years

When someone famous, like the former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, goes on a hunger strike, the whole world knows about it, but Irom Sharmila Chanu, an ordinary woman from India, has been on a political fast for the last 12 years, and hardly anyone even knows she exists. Irom Sharmila Chanu, also known as […]

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China brings jobs to Ethiopia but at what cost?

By James Melik Reporter, Business Daily, BBC World Service (BBC News) – China has fast become Africa’s largest trading partner – but who exactly is reaping the benefits? While Europe is struggling with recession, it is a very different story in Africa where the continent overall is expected to enjoy growth of 6% in 2012. […]

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Renaissance of Agaw People’s Priori Identity As a Support for The Oromo National  Liberation Struggle

By Fayyis Oromia In this short opinion, I am just trying to discuss what I think is part of an overdue national debate. As far as the information I do have till now is concerned, in the ancient and modern history of the Cushitic Ethiopians, it is almost becoming clear that the Oromo nation is […]

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Ethiopian Woman gets cash back , was consifecated at Air Port

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Ethiopian Woman gets cash back , was consifecated at Air Port

  The federal government has reached a settlement with an Ethiopian woman who had $12,000 seized from her at the Ottawa airport. “I am relieved, I’m happy that it’s over,” said Genet Shume, a single mother of two. “So, I’m happy, yes.” In September, Shume was headed to her home country with her two children. […]

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Meles’ recycled old tactics being rendered obsolete by a new and shrewd adversary

By Jawar Mohammed | Someone who knows Meles Zenawi since childhood once told me that “Meles never concedes defeat. Neither does he compromise because he considers it a personal humiliation. And he never keeps promise even to the most important people in his life.” In his relentless fight to capture state power and then prolong […]

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Response to Samuel Gebru: Ethiopia at 2012 G8 Summit: Abebe Gellaw Only Embarrassed Himself

  Response to Samuel Gebru: Ethiopia at 2012 G8 Summit: Abebe Gellaw Only Embarrassed Himself by Aklog Demissie I read the article by Mr. Samuel [1] on the Abebe-Meles incident at the G8 meeting in Washington DC, where Mr. Meles Zenawi was interrupted by a series of heckling allegations from Journalist Abebe Gelaw. Mr. Samuel’s […]

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Ethiopia Muslims Tortured Over Ahbashism

By Harmus Muhammad ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopian Muslim activists are reporting torture and abuses by security forces over growing opposition to an alleged government campaign to indoctrinate the community with Ahbashism campaign. “An Ethiopian activist died after being tortured by electric shock and inhumane acts by government security forces,” villager Ibrahim Nuseyra told OnIslam.net. He […]

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Amnesty Warns Ethiopia, Rwanda Not to Trade Rights for Growth

(VOA News) – Amnesty International is concerned that Rwanda and Ethiopia are overlooking their commitments to human rights for the sake of economic growth. A new report from the human rights group says the authoritarian governments of both countries have stifled the opposition and persecuted journalists. In the past seven years, Ethiopia has sustained an […]

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Demonstrators attack African migrants in south Tel Aviv

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Demonstrators attack African migrants in south Tel Aviv

By Ilan Lior and Tomer Zarchin Some 1,000 protesters rallied in Tel Aviv’s Hatikva neighborhood on Wednesday and called for the ousting of African asylum seekers from Israel. Demonstrators attacked African passersby while others lit garbage cans on fire and smashed car windows. Another group of demonstrators stopped a shuttle taxi and searched for migrant […]

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