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Satanic Criminals of South African ‘Big Brothers’

Dagmawi Gudu Kassa – Ethiopia Background There are intelligence organs almost in every country. Their job is ‘defending’ the political and economic interests of their respective nations. Amongst these, KGB of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the CIA of the US, and Mossad of the State of Israel are well known in their […]

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Ethiopian Telecom Corporation or Tele-corruporation?

By Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam “Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation” (ETC) In August 1998, the World Bank (WB) issued a corruption report on Ethiopia and summarized: In the Government’s view, the following are the major determinants of corruption: a poorly functioning legal and judicial system inconsistent with the 1994 Constitution; an overregulated bureaucracy, emphasising regulation rather than […]

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Waza ena Kumneger – by Abe Tokichaw (Funny Video)
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Hydro-politics and the Traditional Attitude of the Nile Riparian states, Egypt and Ethiopia in particular

By Mohammed Ali Mohammed Water politics has played a crucial role in shaping the economic, social and diplomatic relations of the Nile co-basin states. For the Nile region, inhabited predominantly by agrarian population, the issue of water has been the cardinal source of suspicion and mistrust among the riparian states. For Egypt, in as much […]

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Hot issues including the Nile River saga By Robele Ababya

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Hot issues including the Nile River saga  By Robele Ababya

By Robele Ababya, 15 June 2013 Tribute to the Blue Party The heroic decision by the  Blue Party in planning, organizing and brilliantly implementing the demonstration of 25 May 2013 was a phenomenal act of courage to which  all freedom loving Ethiopians should pay tribute regardless of their affiliation to entities in the opposition camps […]

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My regards Dr Fikre Tolossa!

By Yemeretal Y. I read your letter written to the intention of the new Oromo political organization, ODF, with great interest and emotion. I am not geek enough to comment on the historical facts and deeds of our ancestors you described, but I felt in it a message of great value formulated to all Ethiopians […]

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Zigzag Diplomacy: Ethiopian-Qatari Diplomatic Relations and their Implications

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Zigzag Diplomacy: Ethiopian-Qatari Diplomatic Relations and their Implications

By Aklog Birara, PhD Given its ideal geopolitical location, Ethiopia’s trade, economic, cultural and diplomatic ties to North Africa, the Mediterranean, the Middle East and South Asia and beyond predate Egyptian civilization. Ethiopia is the only country in Africa that has had very close links and interactions to all of the world’s major Abrahamic religions, […]

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The prison with in – By Mastewal  Yideg

I am not a supporter of any political party in particular yet. I wanted to write this because I am tired of being disappointed in the so called leaders of our country and opposition parties.  I have absolutely no trust in most of these people. I am used to hearing opposition leaders say things that […]

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Ethiopia, Egypt & the Nile Question: The chaos politics & religion are creating

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory PART I Egypt’s President Morsi is scheduled to speak Monday, June 10, at the conference of 13 Islamic parties. The conference is called to hammer out common position on Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam, and craft their recommendations thereon to the president. This would be a good opportunity to learn what […]

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Ethiopia: Rise of the Blue Cheetahs! By Alemayehu G. Mariam

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Just feeling proud and blue all over “Everyday, everyday I have the blues” sang B.B. King on his faithful guitar Lucille. Everyday, everyday for the last eight years I’ve had the blues, the “193/763 Blues”. “Ain’t gonna stop until the twenty-fifth hour, ‘Cause now I’m living on blues power,” belted out Eric […]

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Who is profiting from yeAbay Gideb?

did not work on the Blue Nile/Abbay Valley but I participated on Abbay tributaries like the Dabus Irrigation Project. I also learned from a close friend who worked on Beles Tana Irrigation Project. On the Beles Tana most of the irrigation plot is owned by those who are ethnically connected with Woyane. How could the […]

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Amhara Liberation Forces, the OLF and Others Against Tigrean Colonialists

Fayyis Oromia It is really good news that Amharas are slowly waking up and starting to figure out that they are suffering, not only under the repressive regime, but also under the Tigrean colonial rule. They have already started to talk about a liberation struggle from the colonial rule instead of rehashing about the possible […]

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Ethiopia’s old guard hangs on as new guard rises

by Theafricareport.com Prime Minister Meles’s death in August 2012 has left the field open to those seeking to control the ruling EPRDF. With the retirement of the old guard within the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (1) is one of three influential newcomers at the helm of Tigrayan politics in the emerging post-Meles-Zenawi era. Foreign Minister […]

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The Anguish of Higher Education Students in Ethiopia

BY: Zelalem Abate E-mail: zelalem.abate1@gmail.com Academic activities such as studying, teaching, inventing, leading, administrating and other responsibilities in a university or college require at a minimum academic freedom. Unfortunately, however, academic freedom in higher education institutions of Ethiopia is drier than the Sahara desert. Ethiopians who have been part of these institutions as a student, […]

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Demonstration at Anwar Mesjid Full Video – June 7, 2013 [MUST WATCH]

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Demonstration at Anwar Mesjid Full Video – June 7, 2013 [MUST WATCH]
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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 a week or so […]

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The Myth of Nile: an open Letter to Egyptians

June 6, 2013 By Yared HM The Egyptian politicians and the Media have been feeding false information to the people and now they have started believing their own propaganda. Sudan to some extent has realized the benefits of the Grand Renaissance Dam,  to Sudan as well as Egypt and has been handling the issue with […]

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Kerry-ing on with African Dictators – Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam

ALEMAYEHU G MARIAM Watching American Diplocrisy at the African Union I enjoy watching American diplomats chilling out and kicking it with African dictators. I like seeing them kumbaya-ing, back-patting and carrying on. Their body language, more than their forked diplomatic tongue, speaks more honestly and eloquently. I have learned to take their words with a […]

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Kerry-ing on with African Dictators. By ALEMAYEHU G MARIAM

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Kerry-ing on with African Dictators. By ALEMAYEHU G MARIAM

By ALEMAYEHU G MARIAM Watching American Diplocrisy at the African Union I enjoy watching American diplomats chilling out and kicking it with African dictators. I like seeing them  kumbaya-ing, back-patting and carrying on. Their body language, more than their forked diplomatic tongue, speaks more honestly and eloquently.  I have learned to take their words with a grain […]

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The Common Home Great Oromia As a Win-Win Solution for The Conflict Between The Pro-Independence Oromo and The Pro-unity Amhara

By Fayyis Oromia The current discussion among the different political groups in the Ethiopian empire, which was ignited by the open letter written by Dr Fikre Tolassa and directed to Dr Bayan Asoba containing a different, but relatively new, version of the Amhara-Oromo “history” motivated us to think about the possible win-win solution for the […]

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Is the Notorious Conflict of the Oromo Polity, the ‘Ethiopian Democratization vs. Oromian Liberation,’ Irreconcilable?

By Fayyis Oromia I wanted to re-write this opinion because of the currently intensified anti-Woyane movement led by the Amhara bloc (“multinational organizations”). It raised an important question in the Oromo national liberation camp. Why couldn’t we, the Oromo national liberation forces, come to terms and cooperate in building at least an alliance based on […]

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SMNE Calls on Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn  To Lead Ethiopia towards Change by Answering the Demands of the People

June 3, 2013   His Excellency Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia Office of the Prime Minister P.O. BOX – 1031 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia   Dear Prime Minister Hailemariam,   On behalf of the Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE), I, as the SMNE’s executive director, am writing to you […]

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Opposition Protest Could Mark Change in Ethiopian Policy

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Opposition Protest Could Mark Change in Ethiopian Policy

Peter Heinlein VOA News / June 03, 2013 A peaceful protest rally in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, has sparked speculation the government may be relaxing its tight restrictions on political demonstrations.  The large turnout at the rally has also raised the profile of a little-known opposition party that seems to be attracting a large following […]

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Egyptian Politicians: Sabotage Ethiopia’s New Dam

By HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press CAIRO June 3, 2013 (AP) Politicians meeting with Egypt’s president on Monday proposed hostile acts against Ethiopia, including backing rebels and carrying out sabotage, to stop it from building a massive dam on the Nile River upstream. Some of the politicians appeared unaware the meeting with President Mohammed Morsi was […]

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Aneleyayem, We are Inseparable!! – by Tedla Asfaw

“Anelayayem Egna”, “We are inseparable”. Who are We ? The Ethiopian Muslims and Christians. This rally cry had indeed worried the Ethiopian regime cadres after a quarter million people went out to streets of Addis Ababa this past Sunday, June 2, 2013. The response from the regime for we are inseparable is that you are […]

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Waza ena Kumneger – By Abe Tokichaw (Video)

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Waza ena Kumneger – By Abe Tokichaw (Video)
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Ethiopia Has Arisen! – Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam

By Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam On Ginbot 20,  1983 (Ethiopian calendar; [5/28/1991]), Meles Zenawi and thousands of his guerilla fighters marched into Addis Ababa toting AK-47s, RPGs and hand grenades. They marched into the capital promising democracy, freedom and liberation from a brutal military dictatorship. The people of the capital welcomed them with some anxiety; but […]

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The bankrupt propagandist

By Melkamu Tilahun A certain delusional man, who claims to be a spokesman not only for Weyane but also Tilahun Gesese, came out from nowhere and launched a vicious defamation campaign against Tamagn Beyene, one of Ethiopia’s most prominent activists and warrior of truth. The slanderous content, which has no substance and facts whatsoever, was […]

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Gloomy future for Ethiopia’s press freedom

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Gloomy future for Ethiopia’s press freedom

The Committee to Protect Journalists says Ethiopia has detained a reporter for covering land evictions. The project which involves the construction of a huge hydroelectric dam had forced farmers and locals to relocate. Ethiopian journalist Muluken Tesfahun of the privately owned weekly newspaper Ethio-Mehedar was arrested while reporting on the return of thousands of farmers […]

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AU leaders circle the wagon, as ICC insists on continuing to do its job to ensure accountability

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AU leaders circle the wagon, as ICC insists on continuing to do its job to ensure accountability

by Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory At the tail end of his maiden stewardship of the first part of the 21st African Union (AU) summit, the current chair PM Hailemariam Dessalegn had shouldered enormous responsibilities. Obviously, it is too early for any definitive assessment of his performance and the vision he has for Africa. On […]

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Inside Story- Death on the Nile – Al Jazeera Video

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Inside Story- Death on the Nile – Al Jazeera Video
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Why not Greater Oromia Instead of Ethiopia? A Response to Dr. Fikre Tolassa’s Open Letter

By Feyyis Oromia I read an open letter written by Dr Fikre Tolassa ( http://www.gadaa.com/Beyana-Suba-1.pdf ) directed to Dr Bayan Asoba of the ODF and also saw the different responses from few Oromo nationalists including the one written by Dr Bayan himself. It is really an interesting discussion. I couldn’t manage to ignore this discussion and to […]

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Egyptians up in arms as Ethiopia builds giant hydro dam on Nile River; minister rules out war

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Egyptians up in arms as Ethiopia builds giant hydro dam on Nile River; minister rules out war

By Associated Press, Published: May 30, 2013 CAIRO — Ethiopia’s construction of Africa’s largest hydroelectric dam on the world’s longest river threatens to affect flows of water to Nile-dependent, water-starved Egypt, where there is growing outrage, anger and fear.Egypt in the past has threatened to go to war over its “historic rights” to Nile River water but diplomats […]

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Meles Zenawi and our money

By Yilma Bekele The last seven years or so I have been writing opinion pieces on the political situation in our homeland. Naturally I have discussed the late Prime Minter Meles Zenawi and his central role in charting the direction our country should follow on the road he envisioned to improve the life of our […]

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ESAT Eneweyay on the protest rally called by Semayawi Party (Video)

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ESAT Eneweyay on the protest rally called by Semayawi Party (Video)
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Ethiopia to Accommodate Nations Concerned by Nile Dam (Correct)

By William Davison and Salma El Wardany Bloomberg News (Corrects to remove reference to amount of electricity in second paragraph of story first published yesterday.) Ethiopia’s government said it will try to accommodate nations concerned that their water supplies may be affected by the damming of the Blue Nile River, as Sudanese and Egyptian officials […]

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A Response to Dr. Fikre Tolossa/Tolassa.  By Dr. Beyan H. Asoba

By Dr. Beyan H. Asoba Dear Dr. Fikre Tolossa/Tolassa, I was travelling when the open letter your addressed to me appeared on a number of websites and was thus not in the position to respond sooner. In this response, I will address only those aspects of your open letter that personally concern me. The Oromo […]

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Changing the Course for Child Brides in Ethiopia

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Changing the Course for Child Brides in Ethiopia

By Gillian Gaynair Enana recalls her parents bathing her many years ago to get ready for, they told her, a holiday celebration. She doesn’t remember how old she was. “I was a child,” Enana said. “I didn’t even know how to clean myself.” A child, but ready -in her parents’ eyes – to be a […]

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Meles: From rags to riches

By Asmerom Kiflom I was very much surprised when I read a recent report on the internet that the ‘net worth’ of the late Ethiopian prime minister was $3 billion. What is going on, guys? My goodness, how on earth ‘the poor prime minister in the world who was reportedly described two months ago as […]

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FACT CHECK: Kerry dishes some iffy claims abroad

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FACT CHECK: Kerry dishes some iffy claims abroad

By BRADLEY KLAPPER — Associated Press ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry straddled the diplomatic boundary this weekend between presenting the best face of America and a misleading one. In a question-and-answer session with young Ethiopians on Sunday, Kerry exaggerated the U.S. record on climate change, appeared to conflate past U.S. policy on […]

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Ethiopia’s lasting legacy of famine

At an international hunger summit in London next month, experts will seek to tackle the long-term impact of childhood malnutrition and its consequences for struggling nations By Roger Thurow /  27 May 2013 The Telegraph In the first-year classroom of Shemena Godo Primary School, in Boricha, Ethiopia, three dozen children study the alphabet. On a black chalkboard, […]

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Ethiopia Shall Rise! – By Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam

Ethiopia Rising!  The Organization of African Unity (OAU)/African Union (AU replaced OAU in 2002) began celebrating its Golden Jubilee in Addis Ababa this past week. In May 1963 when the OAU was founded, Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah accentuated his closing remarks by reciting a poem he had specially commissioned as a crowning tribute to an […]

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