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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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ESAT Yesamintu Engida Dr. Beyan Asoba Ethiopia

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ESAT Yesamintu Engida Dr. Beyan Asoba Ethiopia
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Ethiopia: Liberating a “Prison Nation”

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Ethiopia: Liberating a “Prison Nation”

By Prof. Alemayehu G Mariam Ethiopia today is a “prison of nations and nationalities with the Oromo being one of the prisoners”, proclaimed the recently issued Declaration of the Congress of the Oromo Democratic Front (ODF). This open-air prison is administered through a system of “bogus federalism” in which “communities exercise neither self-rule nor shared-rule but […]

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ARAT KILO MUST  CHANGE!  By Girma Kassa

Girma Kassa muziky68@yahoo.com April 13, 2013 I remember I was a little kid around Arategna Kifle Tor (an area in Central Addis Ababa); exchange of intense fires took place. Few minutes later, bodies of young Ethiopians were all over the place. There were about half dozen possibly EPRP activists who were slained by the then […]

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Ethiopia in distress as the Tigre junta begins sending key political prisoners to remote jails.

The Horn Times News April 13, 2013 *where are Bekele Gerba and Albana Lelisa? (By Getahune Bekele, South Africa) The forcible and secretive transfer, besides being a provocative action, is regarded as arbitrary and illegal, especially since it is against the very same constitution written by the same ruling Tigre junta.Some well known Oromo and […]

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Welcome to the whipped nation- FDRE – By Yilma Bekele

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Welcome to the whipped nation- FDRE – By Yilma Bekele

Animal trainers use a whip with a stiff handle to show who the boss is. A whip is used to gain control and achieve compliance using pain. During slavery in the US whipping was a powerful weapon used by the white master.  Whipping to humiliate was the hallmark of the Apartheid regime in South Africa. […]

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Eritrea: ‘Freedom Friday’ Movement Challenges ‘North Korea of Africa’

By Gianluca Mezzofiore A new grassroots movement in Eritrea that draws inspiration from the Arab revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia is poised to challenge the one-party authoritarian rule of president Isaias Afewerki, who has been in power for twenty years. The Freedom Friday (Arbi Harnet) movement, started in November 2011 by the Eritrean diaspora, is […]

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Ethiopia threatens journalist with solitary confinement -CPJ

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Ethiopia threatens journalist with solitary confinement -CPJ

April 10, 2013 His Excellency Berhan Hailu Minister of Justice P.O. Box 1370 Addis Ababa Ethiopia Via facsimile: +251-11-517-755 Via email: justice@telecom.net.et Dear Minister Birhan Hailu, We are writing to bring to your attention the case of Ethiopian journalist and teacher Reeyot Alemu, whose health has deteriorated since her imprisonment in June 2011 on terrorism charges […]

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How Could a Lasting Peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea be Achieved?

BY SALIH NUR (Think Africa Press) –After more than a decade of low-level hostilities and sour relations, there are signs Eritrea and Ethiopia could be ready to talk again. It has been over a decade since talks regarding the demarcation of Eritrea-Ethiopia border stalled, and relations between the two long-standing nemeses deteriorated into an effective […]

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One country, Ethiopia; one person, one vote!

By Robele Ababya, 10 April 2013 Expression of solidarity  I do want to express my solidarity with the entire content of the special release by G-7 dated 31 March 2013 under the title “???? ??? ?? ?????? ??? ?? ?????? ??? ?? ?????? ??? ?? ??? ??!”(The tyranny being inflicted on the Amhara people is […]

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Sheferaw shegut- A man who lead a genocide against Amharas in southern Ethiopia  (Video)

By Liya Tessema

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World Bank Must End its Support for Human Rights Abuses in Ethiopia

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World Bank Must End its Support for Human Rights Abuses in Ethiopia

By David Pred A multi-billion dollar aid program administered by the World Bank is underwriting systematic human rights abuses in Ethiopia. Last September, Ethiopian victims submitted a complaint about the program to the World Bank Inspection Panel, which is tasked with investigating whether or not the Bank complies with its own policies to prevent social […]

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Fin spy

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Fin spy

By Jonas Tameru “Last week, media outlets, citing a briefing published by CitizenLab – an interdisciplinary laboratory based at the University of Toronto, Canada – widely reported an allegation that the Ethiopian government is using FinSpy malware. FinSpy is a lawful interception malware developed and marketed by a British company, Gamma International, and is said […]

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Ethiopia: Right in Prison, Wrong on the Throne

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Ethiopia: Right in Prison, Wrong on the Throne

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Last April, I wrote a “Special Tribute to My Personal Hero Eskinder Nega”.  In that tribute, I groped for words as I tried to describe this common Ethiopian man of uncommon valor, an ordinary journalist of extraordinary integrity and audacity. Frankly, what could be said of a simple man of humility […]

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Is the TPLF Using the Tigeri People for their Dirty Game?

By Surafel Admassu First and foremost, I would like to  let my Tigrian brothers and sisters  know that  my opinion in  this writing does not intended to attack any one of you except those perpetrators and hard core TPLF supporters and members who work tirelessly to destroy our  country and unanimity.  Read Full Story In PDF

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SMNS Applauds Oromo Democratic Front – By Obang Metho

Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) Declares Commitment to Work with Others towards a Democratic, Multi-national Ethiopia: Is this the Same “New Ethiopia”  We in the SMNE Envision?   On March 30, 2013, I had the privilege of watching history in progress while attending the first meeting of the newly formed Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) as an […]

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Hailemariam Desalegn and Shiferaw Shigute the TPLF collaborators are accountable for Ethnic Cleansing

By Tedla Asfaw On Monday April 8, 2013 Ethiopians are gathering in front of the White House like we have been doing for more than two decades. Our  Voice is the  Voice of the Voiceless Ethiopian people who are living in a giant jail with no freedom at all. Freedom to live  shutting ones own […]

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22 Years On: The Caravan Still Rolls On

By Destaw Andargie (Dr.) It will soon be twenty-two years since TPLF seized power in Ethiopia. Over these long and torturous years, TPLF faced no serious external challenge whatsoever. It has been in absolute command. Its rule has never come under threat. Even during its worst internal crisis back in 2001, the issue was all about which […]

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Africa: Sending Money Back Home Beats Foreign Aid

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Africa: Sending Money Back Home Beats Foreign Aid

BY ADAMS BODOMO, ANALYSIS The African diaspora is a major source of foreign income – so large that it now outstrips foreign aid sent by Western donors. Nearly 140m Africans live abroad. The money they send back home, remittances, is worth far more – in value and usefulness – than the development donations sent by […]

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Food or freedom: Which comes first?

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Food or freedom: Which comes first?

By Abraha Desta, Mekelle It is true that economic growth is a necessary condition for a country like Ethiopia….. Yet, food is not sufficient. Food is necessary for our survival but our survival is meaningless without freedom. Food and freedom cannot be dealt separately. Food must be accompanied by freedom to make humanity flourish. Human […]

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The TPLF Variant on Apartheid

From the outset TPLF defines itself as a liberator for one specifically racially defined group. And still after two decades on power, irrespective of its ostensible claim that it is under the umbrella of EPRDF, people of the same origin monopolistically has held the whip-hand; and the whole country has been cash cowed by one […]

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The Scramble for Ethiopia. By Prof. Messay Kebede

By Prof. Messay Kebede What else could better express the existence in today’s Ethiopia of more than eighty political parties, out of which ethnic parties represent the overwhelming majority, than the term “scramble?” That for now the TPLF holds together the disjoined parts of the country by force for its own sectarian interests only reconfirms […]

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Land and Ethiopia’s Corruptocracy

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Land and Ethiopia’s Corruptocracy

By Prof. Alemayehu G Mariam The silence of Ethiopia’s “beautiful minds” Professor A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, the renowned Indian scientist (“Missile Man of India”) and Eleventh President of India (2002-2007) said, “If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal […]

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