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The scrouge of censorship in Ethiopia

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The scrouge of censorship in Ethiopia

Statement delivered at the 53rd ordinary session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights in Banjul, Gambia Madame chair, ladies and gentlemen Today, Ethiopia lives through the sword of the Damocles drawn against it. The scourge of the old days of the Red Terror grips the population. 90 million Ethiopians, a total population […]

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“Not another day with TPLF’s genocidal warlords! ”

The Horn Times Breaking News 10 May 2013   Ethiopia’s minority junta warned to stop ethnic cleansing and systematic genocide at a massive anti TPLF demonstration in South Africa.   By Getahune Bekele – South Africa Always fearful of the mighty Ethiopians, the TPLF embassy did everything it could to stop this demonstration from taking […]

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Ethiopia: DFID Fail to Act on Human Rights Violations

The Ethiopian government may be guilty of atrocities against indigenous peoples as it completes construction of the Gibe III dam. UK aid-agency DFID has failed to exert its influence and protect the rights of these minorities. ARTICLE | 10 MAY 2013 Ethiopia may until recently have been a byword for famine, but in one part of […]

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Where is Khat Taking Ethiopia?

By Seble Teweldebirhan / Ezega.com Lij Iyasu was addicted to khat, which at the time was considered a serious fault in the royal circles. Fitawrari TekleHawariat Teklemariam (1884-1977), one of the first generation of Ethiopians who received western education and a fervent reformer wrote in his recently published autobiography titled ‘YeheweteTarik’ or ‘The Story of My […]

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“ሌባ… ሌባ… ሌባ…!” What did the Ethiopian regime do to deserve such humiliation?

by Teshome Debalke Clash of civilization between TPLF/Woyane and the people of Ethiopia is reaching the tipping point. It seems Ethiopians in large number figured out the ruling Ethiopian regime and its partners in crime are common ሌቦች (thieves) disguised as a government. Surprisingly, the regime or its corrupt cadres never denied stealing with impunity. […]

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Finding Peace: From Ethiopian Refugee To United States Citizen

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Finding Peace: From Ethiopian Refugee To United States Citizen

By Yafiet Bezabih and RadioActive Youth Media Nigisti Hailemariam has been in the United States for over 20 years. She has two kids, a stable job, and a red Honda outside her three-bedroom apartment. But life wasn’t always this peaceful for Nigisti. RadioActive youth producer Yafiet Bezabih tells the story of his mother’s journey. As […]

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Israel doesn’t have an Ethiopian problem, it has a social integration problem

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Israel doesn’t have an Ethiopian problem, it has a social integration problem

The state comptroller was quite right to highlight the difficulties faced by immigrants from Ethiopia in his latest report, but it should have broadened its scope to include the poverty trap affecting more than two million Israeli Arabs and ultra-Orthodox Jews. By Anshel Pfeffer | May.08, 2013 Five years ago, as we walked through the Falashmura compound […]

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Abune Petros in our heart. By Yilma Bekele

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Abune Petros in our heart.  By Yilma Bekele

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 that is currently ruling our […]

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ESAT Yesamentu engeda Ato Girma Seiefu

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ESAT Yesamentu engeda Ato Girma Seiefu
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The case of Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu

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The case of Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu

By Dan Moshenberg Last Friday, May 3, was World Press Freedom Day. Perhaps you may have missed it? On one hand, the Press Freedom Day parades, or sales, are far and few between. On the other hand, even the press doesn’t seem to care much about its colleagues’ freedom and well-being. Take the case of Ethiopian […]

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A Call for Action: The OAU & Emperor Haile Selassie’s Rightful Place in History. By: Nebyat Aklilu

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Ethiopia: Shadowboxing Smoke and Mirrors. By Alemayehu G. Mariam

By Peof. Alemayehu G. Mariam Meles Zenawi when he was alive and his apostles today (“Melesistas”) keep playing us in the Diaspora like a cheap fiddle. They make us screech, shriek, scream and shout by simply showing their mugs in our cities. How do they do it? Every now and then, the Melesistas suit up […]

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The Phenomenon of Self-Subjugation in the Current Ethiopian Politics

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The Phenomenon of Self-Subjugation in the Current Ethiopian Politics

By Dubale Ethiopians from various parts of the country have been fighting to do away the woyane oligarchy who is implementing the hegemony of the Tigre ethnic group. The people of Ethiopia have been fighting for the most basic democratic rights such as having freedom of speech and writing, increasing the limited opportunities in the […]

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Educational Video by Hamrawit Tesfa – Raising Ethiopian children parents’ relationship

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Educational Video by Hamrawit Tesfa – Raising Ethiopian children parents’ relationship
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Solidarity with Amharas seeking justice By Robele Ababya

By Robele Ababya, 03 May 2013 At first I thought I was going to state the obvious in expressing my solidarity with the Amharas given my background. And then I convinced myself that I have a lot to say in view of the special breed of cruel traitors in our midst bent on destroying the […]

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A letter from Eskinder – By Girma Kassa

Girma Kassa Muziky68@yahoo.com May 1, 2013 His name is Nafkot. He is a non-ordinary boy, which I believe will be remembered in history. His mother, Serkalem Fassil, was arrested and placed in rat-infested notorious Kaliti Prison for about two years since November 2005. She was then pregnant and endured heavy pains in prison, for 9 […]

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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 feel secure from my clueless people. Clueless is what […]

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Amharas and Ethiopian Resistance against Tribal Tyranny

Tesfaye Demmellash tdemmellash@comcast.net In responding to the savagery of the recent forcible removal of Amharas from their homes, farms and businesses in the Benishangul-Gumuz region, Ethiopians at home and in the Diaspora reacted with deeply felt concern for the survival and wellbeing of the Amhara people in their own country. The response in the media […]

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Who are the Enemies of Amhara and other Ethiopians?

By Rosa Abadir rosabadir@yahoo.com I prefer not to write about individuals/groups but this time I am making an exceptional because of its significance. Plus, in this piece I wouldn’t concentrate on a single subject instead I would like borrow the writing strategy of my favourite political satirist Aba Tokichaw, where he executes various topics in […]

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Who are the Enemies of Amhara and other Ethiopians?

By Rosa Abadir [rosabadir@yahoo.com ] I prefer not to write about individuals/groups but this time I am making an exceptional because of its significance. Plus, in this piece I wouldn’t concentrate on a single subject instead I would like borrow the writing strategy of my favourite political satirist Aba Tokichaw, where he executes various topics […]

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Siberat – Very Touching Poem [Video]

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Siberat – Very Touching Poem [Video]
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Chewing Khat Increasingly Popular Among Ethiopians

Martha van der Wolf April 30, 2013 ADDIS ABABA — The cultural tradition of chewing khat, a leaf that is a mild narcotic, is on the rise in Ethiopia. The East African nation is one of the world’s chief exporters of the crop, earning hundreds of millions of dollars a year. Khat’s popularity is growing […]

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On Ethiopian Embassies By Teklu Abate

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On Ethiopian Embassies By Teklu Abate

By Teklu Abate The website of the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs maintains that Ethiopia has 39 missions (embassies and consular offices) in Europe, North America, Asia, and Africa. These missions officially represent Ethiopia and poise to serve the Ethiopian Diaspora and Ethiopian-origin nationals. They also intend to encourage and facilitate the transfer of capital, technology, […]

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Remarks of Professor Solomon Gashaw on Ethnic-Based Federalism in Ethiopia [Video]

Professor Solomon Gahaw gave the following remarks regarding the root causes of the ethnic conflict raging in the country. The root causes of the endemic communal conflict and eviction of population by the regional states is directly linked to the policies of ethnic based federalism. Ethnic based federalism gave ownership to the territories of the […]

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If Not Today, When?  The “Do Noting” Political Parties in Ethiopia

By Surafel Admassu So many things have been said about the TPLF clique since they were at Dedebite Deseret. We should not be rocket scientist to figure out who they are. It has been well known and recorded that they are an anti-Ethiopia and continue to be unless if we are taking an urgent action […]

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Watching American Diplocrisy in Ethiopia – By Prof. Alemayehu G Mariam

America is Watching!? Diplomacy by hypocrisy is “diplocrisy”. Edmund Burke, the British statesman and philosopher, said “Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing.” We’ve heard many promises on human rights in Africa from President Obama and his Administration over the past four years. […]

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Over 30,000 refugees and migrants have arrived in Yemen so far this year – UN agency

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Over 30,000 refugees and migrants have arrived in Yemen so far this year – UN agency

PRESS RELEASE Geneva — The UN refugee agency announced on Friday that its staff in Yemen have recorded the arrival by sea from the Horn of Africa of more than 30,000 refugees and migrants since the start of the year. This compares to 33,634 arrivals over the same time period in 2012. UNHCR spokesman Adrian […]

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HMD worse than Al Bashir

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HMD worse than Al Bashir

By Girma Kassa – Muziky68@yahoo.com April 26, 2013 “Today, we announce a decision to free all the political prisoners and renew our commitment to all political powers about dialogue,” declared a statement from a leader of an African country. [1]Had this statement been from Hailemariam Desalegn (HMD) , the new Ethiopian Prime Minister, joy and celebrations […]

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The Condition of Refugees and Horn of African Migrant Workers in the Middle East!

This is an appeal forwarded to all governments, international organizations and human rights organizations regarding the deplorable human rights violations being committed against Ethiopian, Eritrean, Somali,……etc. Refugees and migrants in the Middle East. The despicable crimes being committed particularly against the citizens of the above named three nations are horrific. Listening to and reading about […]

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Public demonstration on 15th May 2013 in Brussels.

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Public demonstration on 15th May 2013 in Brussels.

Dear Compatriots, Ethiopian Community Association in The Netherlands  (VEN) has formed a task force to support and campaign for fellow Ethiopians evicted from their residents by the ethnocentric regime in Ethiopia. The task force is organising a public demonstration in collaboration with Ethiopian civic and political organisations  on 15th May 2013 in Brussels. We would like to ask you […]

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Ethiopians to stage an All inclusive rally in New York City !!!!

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Ethiopians to stage an All inclusive rally in New York City !!!!

Dear Ethiopians, Next Monday April 29 at UN in NYC  we will stage an all inclusive rally. Ethiopian Christians and Muslims especially those in Philadelphia, New Jersey, Connecticut and New York are encouraged to join us. The Washington, D.C. Task force is organizing a bus trip for the rally. Let us put the  light on […]

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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 happened. You know Tamagne; he does not do […]

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Ethiopia transfers editor Woubshet Taye to remote prison and CPJ’s analysis on Ethiopia press freedom

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Ethiopia transfers editor Woubshet Taye to remote prison and CPJ’s analysis on Ethiopia press freedom

 CPJ – New York, April 22, 2013 The Committee to Protect Journalists protests Ethiopian authorities’ transfer of independent newspaper editor Woubshet Taye to a remote prison several hours away from his family’s home. Woubshet has been imprisoned since June 2011 on vague terrorism charges that CPJ has determined to be unsubstantiated. “Moving detainees to prisons […]

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The Audacity of Evil in Ethiopia

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The Audacity of Evil in Ethiopia

Triumph of Evil? “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing”, said Edmund Burke. But what happens when evil triumphs over a good young woman journalist named Reeyot Alemu in Ethiopia? Do good men and women turn a blind eye, plug their ears, turn their backs and stand […]

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I am an Amara. “ene Amara negne.” – By Yilma Bekele

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I am an Amara. “ene Amara negne.” –  By Yilma Bekele

“Ich bin ein Berliner.”  – “I am a Berliner” Those words were spoken by President John F. Kennedy on June 26, 1963 in West Berlin. He said that to show solidarity with the people of Berlin after the East Germans with the approval of the Soviet Union erected the Berlin Wall to prevent their captive […]

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Two reasons why I don’t support ESAT

By Eyob Haile Just after 3 years of establishment ESAT turns to be the dominant, if not, the sole source of information to Ethiopians who reside in and outside the country, not dismissing the hope it has rekindled among the majority of Ethiopians that the organization would usher in a change that many Ethiopians have […]

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Myopic EPRDF warlords in their airtight cage. By Robele Ababya

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Myopic EPRDF warlords in their airtight cage. By Robele Ababya

By Robele Ababya, 19 April 2013 Self-defense is a natural right Self-defense at this critical time in the history of Ethiopia threatened by divisive ethnic policy being perpetrated by TPLF’s warlords is a natural right. The Amharas subjected to ethnic cleansing and indeed the living under tyranny in abject poverty seek practical solutions to their […]

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Egypt worried over potential negative impact of Ethiopian Dam

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Egypt worried over potential negative impact of Ethiopian Dam

A report on the effects of the Ethiopian mega dam on Egypt’s water safety is to be issued late May, government official says Dina Ezzat , Thursday 18 Apr 2013 The report will also reveal concerns of potential negative influence on Egypt’s share of the Nile Water “depending on the mechanism and time of water […]

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Ginbot 7 Democratic: Put up or Shut up

By Ersasu Mere For several decades, Ethiopians have been yearning for democracy, equality and the prevalence of the rule of law. Citizens from every walk of life, groups and parties are confronting the brutal and dictatorial Ethiopian regime to change its political discourse towards the implementation of a democratic system that honors and respects its […]

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African Land and Natural Resource Grabs Destroy Lives and Futures of Africans

By  Obang Metho Mr. Obang Metho, from the SMNE, gives warning of the impacts on the people at the U.S. Congressional Briefing on Land Grabs in Africa I would like to thanks Congressman Christopher Smith, Chairman of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations and members of the […]

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TPLF/EPRDF Nefarious Deeds That Will Blow Your Mind – Ethnic Cleansing

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TPLF/EPRDF Nefarious Deeds That Will Blow Your Mind – Ethnic Cleansing

By Ewnetu Sime We are witnessing unprecedented hatred to Amhara ethnic group under Tigrai People’s Liberation Front (TPLF)/ Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Party (EPRDF) ethno-centric dictatorial rule. As soon as TPLF/EPRDF came to power in 1992, the regime and supporters began to brutalize the Amhara ethnic group in particular. A well-coordinated support with extremist loyalist […]

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Video: The Silent Genocide on the Amhara Documentary
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