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Ethiopia: A ‘Democratic Front’ At Odds With Democracy

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 07:04 PM ed

BY TAYE NEGUSSIE (PhD) / Addis Standard Few rhetoric terms have so pervaded as the term democracy in the political discourse of the Ethiopian People Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) that controls the Ethiopian government since 1991. Far too often, the front proclaims that the very cause that drove it into armed liberation struggle was its [...]

Dark secrets of foreign investment in Ethiopia

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 07:04 PM ed

By Nathnael Abate (Norway) The rapid growth of world economy has resulted in strong partnership between countries, multinational companies and cooperates. This made the greatest gateway for international companies directly to involve in foreign investment process in the labor cheap countries. Since cheap labor forces produce very high profits. In most developing countries the priority [...]

የፋሲካ ለት

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 06:04 PM ed

ሄኖክ የሺጥላ ከእንቅልፉ እንደነቃ ከቴሌቪዥኑ ውስጥ የሚመጣውን ድምጽ ኣደመጠ“እንኩዋን ለ ፋሲካ በዓል አደረሳችሁ ”። በለው ለካ ዛሬ ፋሲካ ነው፤ጉድ ነው፤ ዘንድሮም ይሄ ግዜ ይሮጣል። የኢትዮጵያ ጊዜም ( ለካ ጊዜምይቀናል)፤ መቼም ማን ከማን ያንሳል በፈረንጅኛው ( Who minus who ) ብሎ ነው። ይገርማል፤ የኢትዮጵያ ግዜ ኢትዮጵያን ወክሎ ኦሎምፒክቢወዳደር መቼም ቢሆን ሜዳሊያ ኣናገኝም ነበር አለ ። እነ [...]

ESAT fundraising in DC

Monday, April 21, 2014 @ 03:04 PM ed

ቴሌፎኑ ‘ለግዜው’ ጥሪ አይቀበልም

Monday, April 21, 2014 @ 03:04 PM ed

Journalists are not terrorists

Friday, April 18, 2014 @ 06:04 PM ed

By Jullian York (PolicyMic) “Journalists are not terrorists!” This is what Mohamed Fadel Fahmy, the jailed bureau chief of Al Jazeera Egypt, shouted from the cages where he and other journalists were being held during a March 5 hearing. Fahmy, along with 19 other journalists (nine of whom work for the Qatari network), are being [...]

የሩዋንዳ የዘር ማጥፋት ረዥም ጥቁር ጥላዉ…

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 @ 01:04 AM Alma

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ የ1994 የሩዋንዳ የጭፍጨፋ እና የእልቂት ጸጸት በ2014 የመካከለኛው አፍሪካ ሪፐብሊክ ሰማይ ላይ እያንዣበበ ነው! ባለፈው ሳምንት የሩዋንዳ ህዝብ እርስ በእርስ የተራረደበትን 20ኛውን ዓመት የሩዋንዳ የዘር ፍጅት መጥፎ ገጽታ ለማስታወስ የሀዘን ሳምንት አውጆ ድርጊቱን በመራር ሀዘን ዘክሮታል፡፡ እ.ኤ.አ በኤፕሪል 6/1994 በመንግስት የስልጣን እርከን ላይ የነበሩ አክራሪ የሁቱ ጎሳ አመራሮች፣ የእነርሱ [...]

UK gov’t encouraging ‘scramble for Africa’

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 @ 08:04 PM ed

By Eskinder Kifle A new report turns the heat up on international initiatives such as the G8’s New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition and the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) as well as multinational companies such as Monsanto, DuPont, Yara, Syngenta, Diago, Coca Cola and Unilever along with the British Government that [...]

“Never again, never forget”

Monday, April 14, 2014 @ 03:04 PM ed

By Msmaku Asrat This was the motto of President Kigame when he delivered his speech at the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide in Kigali on April 6, 1994. This horrendous genocide has left in indelible blot on the conscience of mankind. Nothing like this happened since the massacre of the Jews, [...]

አባይን ለመንከባከብ የጎሰኛነት አገዛዝ…

Monday, April 14, 2014 @ 08:04 AM ed

The Long Shadow of Rwanda on (Central) Africa

Sunday, April 13, 2014 @ 11:04 PM Alma

Alemayehu G. Mariam | April 13th, 2014 Déjà vu 1994 Rwanda in 2014 Central African Republic Last week, the people of Rwanda began a solemn week of official mourning to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide. On April 6, 1994, Hutu extremist leaders in government, their political supporters and organized militiamen coordinated a [...]

Teff, Ethiopia’s nutritious grain

Thursday, April 10, 2014 @ 04:04 PM ed

By Elaine Gordon (Washington Post) Although teff has been a staple of traditional Ethiopian cooking for thousands of years, this gluten-free grain is quickly climbing to super-grain status in our country. (Watch out, quinoa.) Teff is a gluten-free whole grain that, despite its size (about the size of a poppy seed), is mineral-rich and high [...]

ENTC conferece on the future of Ethiopia

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 @ 12:04 PM ed

የዓለም ወንጀለኛ ፍርድ ቤትን (ICC) ከውድቀት አደጋ መከላከል

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 @ 10:04 AM Alma

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ ፍትህ እንደገና ዘገየችን? እ.ኤ.አ በዚህ ዓመት በጃኗሪ ወር መጨረሻ አካባቢ “ኬንያታ በዓለም አቀፉ የወንጀለኞች ፍርድ ቤት (አይሲሲ/ICC): ዘግይቶ መቅረብ ፍትህ እንደተነፈገ መቆጠር የለበትምን?“ በሚል ርዕስ ትችት አቅርቤ ነበር፡፡ በዚያ ትችቴ ላይ ICC የኡሁሩ ሙጋይ ኬንያታን ጉዳይ አስመልክቶ በሄግ እያደረገ ያለው ተደጋጋሚ የፍትህ ሂደቱን የማዘግየት ስራ፣ በቀጠሮ የማሳለፍ እና “የውሸት [...]

Strategic Importance of Ethiopia in Africa

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 @ 04:04 PM ed

By Getachew Begashaw (PhD) Prepared for the Panel Discussion Forum Convened by Woman’s National Democratic Club April 1, 2014 Thank you very much for inviting me to participate in this worthy panel discussion on a topic that is very important for both Ethiopia and the US. To address the topic of Ethiopia’s strategic importance in [...]

የህብር ሬዲዮ መጋቢት 28 ቀን 2006 ፕሮግራም

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 @ 09:04 AM ed

የድንበሩና የዐባይ ጉዳይ!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 @ 09:04 AM ed

ትዝብት ከዓይን ምስክር

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 @ 09:04 AM ed

Ethiopia, Kenya eye London Marathon

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 @ 09:04 AM ed

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Defending champion Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia and world record holder Wilson Kipsang of Kenya headline the elite men’s division field at the London Marathon on April 13. Kebede won the race in 2010, posting an impressive time of 2 hours, 6 minutes, 4 seconds, more that 29 seconds ahead of second-place [...]

ስለፍትሕ ሲባል፤ ሥርዓቱ ይፍረስ!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 @ 09:04 AM ed

Saving ICC: A proposal for a witness protection

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 @ 07:04 AM Alma

Alemayehu G Mariam Justice delayed, again? In late January of this year, I wrote a commentary entitled, “Kenyatta at the ICC: Is Justice Deferred, Justice Denied?” In that commentary I openly expressed my angst over the endless delays, postponements and backpedalling talk about “false evidence” and “lying witnesses” surrounding the Uhuru Kenyatta trial at The [...]

“ሺህ ዘጠኝ መቶ ሰማንያ አራት” በሁለት ሺህ አስራ አራቷ ኢትዮጵያ እይታ ሲገመገም፣

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 @ 09:04 PM Alma

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ “ታላቅ” ወንድም በአንክሮ እየተመለከቷችሁ ነው! በሚስጥር፡ የሚንሾካሾከው ወሮበላ መንግስት በ2014ቷ ኢትዮጵያ በኢትዮጵያ ያለው ሚስጥር አነፍናፊው ገዥ አካል በጉአዳ ውስጥ የተደበቁ የኢትዮጵያውያንን/ትን ሚስጥሮች መርምሮ ለማውጣት በጣም ውድ የሆኑ የኤሌክትሮኒክስ መሳሪያዎችን በመጠቀም የስለላ ፕሮግራሞችን በመተግበር በታላቅ ፍርሀት ውስጥ ተዘፍቆ በመንፈራገጥ ላይ ይገኛል፡፡ ከፍርሀታቸው የተነሳ ህዝቡ በእነርሱ ላይ ምን ለማድረግ እንደሚችል ስጋት [...]

Welcome to Stasi-opia

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 @ 06:04 PM ed

Over the last two-decades the people of Ethiopia under the TPLF/EPRDF rule have endured the reign of terror, fear, and propaganda horrifyingly reminiscent of the notorious Ministry of State Security known as the Stasi. in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR).1 It is within recent memory that the Stasi security and surveillance campaign kept citizens [...]

ነጻ መብራት፣ ስልክ እና ውሃ በካሳ መልክ ሊሰጥ ነው

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 @ 04:04 PM ed

(ዳዊት ከበደ ወየሳ) ነጻ መብራት፣ ስልክ እና ውሃ በካሳ መልክ ሊሰጥ ነው(ዳዊት ከበደ ወየሳ) በመብራት መቆራረጥ የሚሰቃየው የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ “እፎይ” የሚልበትን ቀን ሁሉም ይናፍቃል። የአባይ ወንዝ ከተገደበ በኋላ የሚመነጨው የኤሌክትሪክ ሃይል ከኢትዮጵያ አልፎ ለሱዳን እና ለግብጽ እንደሚበቃም ይነገራል። ከዚህ ግድብ በተጨማሪ የግልገል ጊቤ 2 እና 3 ፕሮጀክት ሲጠናቀቅ ኢትዮጵያ የሚኖራት የመብራት ሃይል በአስር እጥፍ እንደሚጨምር የዘርፉ [...]

ኢህአዴግ የአፍሪካ ቀንድ ስጋት?

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 @ 03:04 PM ed

ለአፍሪካ ቀንድ ሰላም ብቸኛ ተዋናይና ፊት አውራሪ አድርጎ ራሱን የሾመው ኢህአዴግ ለቀጠናው ስጋት እንደሚሆን ተጠቆመ። አልሸባብንና አልቃይዳን ከምንጩ እናጠፋለን በሚል ስትራቴጂ መለስ ከቆፈሩት ጉድጓድ ውስጥ ሰምጣ የነበረችው አሜሪካ ከጉድጓዱ ለመውጣት ወስናለች። ኢትዮጵያዊያን የሚያምኑትና የሚቀበሉትን መሪ በድፍረት አደባባይ የማውጣት ሃላፊነቱ “አገር ወዳድ” በሚሉ ዜጎችና የተቃዋሚ ፓርቲ አመራሮች ጫንቃ ላይ ነው። ህወሃት ያቋቋማቸው ጥቃቅን መንግስታት ከህዝብ ይልቅ [...]

How Ethiopia spies on its Diaspora abroad

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 @ 11:04 AM ed

By Felix Horne (WSJ) Many Europeans are upset over revelations that the United States government spies on them. But European companies are selling surveillance tools and know-how to other governments, allowing them to spy abroad. Their customers include some of the world’s most abusive governments and at least one of them—Ethiopia—is targeting its diaspora population [...]

ሙት እንኳን ይዋጋል

Monday, March 31, 2014 @ 05:03 PM ed

“Nineteen Eighty-Four” in 2014 Ethiopiana

Monday, March 31, 2014 @ 12:03 AM Alma

Alemayehu G Mariam “Big Brother is Watching You!” secretly: The snooping thug state in 2014 Ethiopiana The secrecy-obsessed regime in Ethiopia has a huge creepy dragnet of secret electronic surveillance programs to sniff out the deeply-buried secrets of the people of Ethiopia. They spend sleepless nights interrogating  themselves about what the people could do to [...]

Forward with the victory of Bahr Dar Demo

Sunday, March 30, 2014 @ 06:03 PM ed

By Robele Ababya Tribute to organizers and participants of the Bahr Dar demo It was with great Ethiopian pride and exceeding joy in my heart that I watched the mammoth demonstration by the heroic residents of Bahr Dar. The lady participant in the demo with her child on her back reminded me of the history [...]

ያልታሰረው ማን ነው??

Friday, March 28, 2014 @ 03:03 AM ed

Policy considerations regarding Ethiopia’s migration

Thursday, March 27, 2014 @ 02:03 PM ed

እውነተኛው አ.ኢ.ግ.ተ. (EITI) ወይስ የማዳም ክላሬ የሙስና ማጋበሻ ቡድን?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 @ 08:03 PM Alma

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ ማዳም ክላሬ አሸንፈዋል! እንኳን ደስ ያለዎት፣ ማዳምክላሬ! ባለፈው ሳምንት የ “አምራች ኢንዱስትሪዎች የግልጽነት ተነሳሽነት/Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) ሊቀ መንበር የሆኑት ማዳም ክላሬ ሾርት ስልጣናቸውን ከህግ አግባብ ውጭ በመጠቀም እና በማስፈራራት በኢትዮጵያ ያለው ገዥ አካል የሙስና ማጋበሻ ቡድናቸው አባል እንዲሆን ለማስቻል የEITI የቦርድ አባላት ድምጻቸውን እንዲሰጡ በማድረጉ ጥረት ሲያካሂዱት የቆዩት [...]

“They Know Everything We Do”

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 @ 07:03 PM ed

Dispatches: Removing the Bar for Ethiopia

Friday, March 21, 2014 @ 05:03 PM ed

By Leslie Lefkow On March 19, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) decided to admit Ethiopia as a candidate country. With this move, the EITI may have added a member, but it lost its credibility as a good governance initiative. Bringing together stakeholders from government, industry and civil society organizations, the EITI is supposed to provide [...]

TPLF regime records phone calls

Friday, March 21, 2014 @ 05:03 PM ed

NAIROBI, KENYA –  A rights group says that Ethiopia’s government regularly listens to and records the phone calls of opposition activists and journalists using equipment provided by foreign technology companies. Human Rights Watch said in a report Friday that the foreign equipment aids the Ethiopian government’s surveillance of perceived political opponents inside and outside the [...]

የኢትዮጵያ ተተኪ ሴቶች ትውልድ መነሳሳት!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 09:03 AM Alma

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ “ከዚህ በኋላ ትዕግስታችን ተሟጧል!” ሰማያዊ ፓርቲ በኢትዮጵያ እንደገና ወኔ የተሞላበት የትግል መንፈሱን በማደስ ጥንካሬውን አሳየ ! እ.ኤ.አ ማርች 9/2014 የተከበረውን ዓለም አቀፍ የሴቶች በዓል ምክንያት በማድረግ በአዲስ አበባ ከተማ ተዘጋጀቶ በነበረው የ5 ኪሎ ሜትር የጎዳና ላይ ሩጫ የሰማያዊ ፓርቲ ወጣት ሴቶችም ተሳትፎ አድርገው ነበር፡፡ ከዴሞክራሲያዊ ምርጫ ባፈነገጠ መልኩ በኃይል [...]

ENTC public meeting in Washington DC

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 @ 04:03 AM ed

Rise of the Daughters of Ethiopia!

Sunday, March 16, 2014 @ 11:03 PM Alma

Alemayehu G mariam “We can’t take it anymore!” Semayawi Party in Ethiopia has done it again! This time it is the young women of Semayawi Party who took to the streets of Addis Ababa during the 5k run held as part of the International Women’s Day celebrations on March 9. They spoke; no, they cried [...]

ትዝብት ደርሶ መልስ ዲያስፖራ

Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 12:03 PM ed

የኢትዮጵያውያን የሰማእታት ዓለም አቀፍ አከባበር

Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 12:03 PM ed

Open letter to the board of EITI

Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 12:03 PM ed

አሉባልታና ጫጫታን እናስወግድ

Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 12:03 PM ed

ሙሰኞችና “ሙሰኛው” ፀረ ሙስና

Friday, March 14, 2014 @ 01:03 PM ed

የማዕድን ሙስና በኢትዮጵያ፡ ለማዳም ክሌር ሾርት የተሰጠ መልስ

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 @ 02:03 PM Alma

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ ግልጽ ደብዳቤ ወይስ ግልጽ የሙስና ተባባሪነት? “የአምራች ኢንዱስትሪዎች የግልጽነት ተነሳሽነት/Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) የተባለውን ድርጅት የመሰረቱትን አገሮች ሁኔታ ቀረብ በማለት በምመለከትበት ጊዜ  በኢትዮጵያ ያለው  የሲቪል ማህበረሰብ ሁኔታ ከእነዚህ አገሮች ከበርካታዎቹ የባሰ መጥፎ ነው የሚለውን ለመቀበል እቸገራለሁ፡፡” ይህ አባባል የአምራች ኢንዱስትሪዎች የግልጽነት ተነሳሽነት/Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) ሊቀመንበር የሆኑት [...]

ብሄር ብሄረሰብ፤ የዘር ፓለቲካ…

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 @ 10:03 AM ed

ኢትዮጵያ የጀግና ሴቶች እናት ናት

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 @ 10:03 AM ed

Mining Corruption: A Reply to Clare Short

Sunday, March 9, 2014 @ 09:03 PM Alma

“As I look around the EITI implementing countries, I do not accept that the situation for civil society in Ethiopia is worse than a great many of them.” That was the didactic pronouncement of Ms. Claire Short, Chair of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in her “Open Letter” to Ali Idrissa, Faith Nwadishi and Jean-Claude Katende who are civil society representatives on the EITI Board and the Outreach and Candidature Committee. Short penned her bizzare “Open Letter” to announce her resolute conviction that EITI should give Ethiopia the green light because she “passionately believe[s] that the entry bar to candidates should be clearly and simply whether there is enough space for civil society to work with EITI, and that compliance and validation should be a test whether civil society participation is free, fair and independent.”

በግድቡ ሕይወታቸው የተገደበ ኢትዮጵያውያንን ለማትረፍ የሚደረገው እርብርብ

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 @ 10:03 AM Alma

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ ከሁለት ዓመታት በፊት በዚህ በያዝነው ወር “ግድቡ እና አደጋው፡ ግልገል ጊቤ ሦስት በኢትዮጵያ“ በሚል ርዕስ በደቡብ ኢትዮጵያ በኦሞ ወንዝ ሸለቆ ከሚካሄደው ልማት ጋር በተያያዘ መልኩ ግድቡ ሊያስከትል በሚችለው እንደምታ ላይ ትኩረት በማድረግ ትንታኔ አቅርቤ ነበር፡፡ በዚያ ትንታኔዬ በዚህ የልማት ሰበብ እየተካሄደ ያለው እንቅስቃሴ በአካባቢው ስነምህዳር ላይ የሚያስከትለውን አሉታዊ ተጽእኖ እና [...]

Ethiopian journalists languish in prison

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 @ 07:03 PM ed

Government in Addis Ababa refuses to release award-winning journalists jailed under Anti-Terrorism Proclamation. Al Jazeera As Al Jazeera presses ahead with its campaign to free its journalists detained in Egypt, nine Ethiopian journalists who are receiving less attention continue to languish in prison, held on trumped-up charges of terrorism, according to the New York-based Committee [...]

ፖለቲካዊ ቁርጠኝነት ለችግሮቻችን የመፍትሄው ቁልፍ

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 @ 07:03 PM ed

የገዢዎቻችን መጨረሻና የተከተላቸው ሀቅ

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 @ 07:03 PM ed

The not so cheap talk of Alemnew Mekonnen et al

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 @ 07:03 PM ed

By Hindessa Abdul Amid the drama and conspiracy theories surrounding a co-pilot who had hijacked a plane, two local politicians were hitting the headlines in their own ways. Zenebu Tadesse is Ethiopian Minister of Women, Children and Youth Affairs. Last week she allegedly tweeted: “There is no place for hate, discrimination in my beloved Africa. [...]

በሻምበል ፍቅረስላሴ ወግደረስ “እኛና አብዮቱ” ላይ

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 @ 07:03 PM ed

The Battle of Adwa changed world history

Sunday, March 2, 2014 @ 01:03 AM ed

By Abebe Hailu Among Taytu’s army was a force of cannoneers that rained fire down onto the Italians in the valley of Adwa. After their kingdom was secured, during their reign the king played the good and beloved king. The empress played the strict monarch. This good cop/bad cop division of duties and politics helped [...]

አያስቅም! አጭር ወግ

Sunday, March 2, 2014 @ 01:03 AM ed

የአድዋ ድልና የአሉላ አባ ነጋ ጠላቶች

Sunday, March 2, 2014 @ 12:03 AM ed

If only I was that warrior

Sunday, March 2, 2014 @ 12:03 AM ed

The shameful act of OPDO

Saturday, March 1, 2014 @ 11:03 PM ed

By Yilma Bekele I came across a clip of a VOA interview from Ethiopia. It is about the unveiling of a new statue in Oromia Kilil (Bantustan), Arsi Zone, Hitosa Wereda named Anole Statue and Museum. From the video that came with the report the ugly contraption seems to be sitting in the middle of [...]

ኢሣት የእኔ ነው

Saturday, March 1, 2014 @ 09:03 PM ed

በኢትዮጵያ የማዕድን ሙስናን ለመሸፋፈን የሚደረገው ዘበት

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 @ 11:02 AM Alma

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ በኢትዮጵያ ያለው ገዥው አካል በማዕድኑ ዘርፍ የሚያካሂደውን ሙስና በማደብዘዝ እና በመሸፋፈን ንጹህ መስሎ ለመታየት እና ዓለም አቀፋዊ ተቀባይነትን ለማግኘት በማሰብ በአምራች ኢንዱስትሪዎች የግልጽነት ተነሳሽነት(Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)) ለተባለው ድርጅት ዕጩ አባል ለመሆን እንደገና ለሁለተኛ ጊዜ ይፍጨረጨራል፡፡ የገቢ ምልከታ ተቋም/Revenue Observation Institute የቦርድ ሊቀመንበር እና የአምራች ኢንዱስትሪዎች የግልጽነት ተነሳሽነት/EITI [...]

Dignifying Mining Corruption in Ethiopia Through EITI?

Sunday, February 23, 2014 @ 08:02 PM Alma

Alemayehu G Mariam Cloaking corruption in international respectability and credibility The regime in Ethiopia is making a desperate second run to bring international respectability to its corrupt mining sector by re-applying for admission as an Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) candidate.  According to Anthony Richter, Chairman of the Board of the Revenue Watch Institute and [...]

ቦይንግ 767 – እገታ እና እንድምታው

Sunday, February 23, 2014 @ 02:02 AM ed

“ድምፁ የእኔ ነው ስድቡ ግን የእኔ አይደለም”

Friday, February 21, 2014 @ 11:02 AM ed

አቶ አለምነው መኮንን (አቤ ቶኪቻው) February 21, 2014 አቶ አልምነው“ድምፁ የእኔ ነው ስድቡ ግን የእኔ አይደለም” አቶ አለምነው መኮንን አንድነት እና መኢአድ የተሳዳቢው ባለስልጣን አቶ አለምነው መኮንን እንጀራ እናት የሆነችውን ብአዴንን ለመቃውም እሁድ በባህር ዳር ሰልፍ መጥራታቸው እንደተስማ፤ እኒያ የአማራ ህዝብ ምንትስ ነው… ቅብርጥስ ነው… ብለው በሞቅታ ውስጥ ያለ ሰው እንኳ የማይሞክረውን የስድብ ውርጂብኝ “በመረጣቸው” [...]

Ethiopia’s ruling party is rotten to the core

Friday, February 21, 2014 @ 11:02 AM ed

by Aklog Birara, PhD The fundamental premise of this commentary is that only genuine commitment to FREEDOM and human rights of all citizens would assure Ethiopians sustainable and equitable growth and improvements in their lives. In turn, it is the institutionalization of these norms through free and fair elections that will establish a firm foundation [...]

የኢትዮጵያ የይስሙላ ፍርድ ቤቶች መደፈር?

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 @ 11:02 AM Alma

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ በኢትዮጵያ ያለው ገዥው አካል የይስሙላ የፍትህ ስርዓት (ባሜርካኖች አባባል የካንጋሩ ወይም ባማርኛ  የዝንጀሮ የፍርድ ስርዓት)  መስርቷል እያልኩ ሁልጊዜ ስጮህ የቆየሁበትን ሀሳብ ሙሉ በሙሉ ማስረጃ የሚሆን ድርጊት በመፈጸሙ እያዘንኩም ቢሆን በመጠኑ ፈገግታ ሰጥቶኛል፡፡ የኢትዮጵያ “ፍርድ ” ቤቶች “በህዝባዊ ወያኔ ሐርነት ትግራይ/Tigrian Peoples Liberation Front” የፖለቲካ ባላባቶችና ጌቶች የሚዘወሩ የይስሙላ ፍርድ [...]

In Kontempt of Ethiopia’s Kangaroo Kourt?

Monday, February 17, 2014 @ 12:02 AM Alma

Alemayehu G Mariam A court of injustice or a court of cruel joke? I must confess that I take a bit of perverse pleasure in getting full vindication for my long held view that the regime in Ethiopia runs a kangaroo court system. For years, I have been saying that there is no rule of [...]

ONLF negatiotors’ abduction in Nairobi

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 @ 08:02 PM ed

ONPO A source inside Ethiopia informed the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) that the two abducted ONLF officers in from Nairobi in 26 January 2014 were seen in a military hospital undergoing treatment for extensive wounds caused by torture. During the last week several of the regime’s many spokespersons made contradicting statements in this calculated [...]

እየተንፏቀቀ የመጣው ረሃብ በኢትዮጵያ

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 @ 10:02 AM Alma

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ ፈረሰኛው ረሃብ ኢትዮጵያ ላይ አያነጣጠረ ነው! ባለፈው ሳምንት ኤንቢሲ/NBC የተባለው የዜና ወኪል በኢትዮጵያ እየተንፏቀቀ በመጣው ረኃብ ላይ ያደረገውን ጥናታዊ ዘገባ ዋቢ በማድረግ በማርቲን ጌይስለር አማካይነት ከዚህ በታች የተመለከተውን ሀተታ ለአየር አብቅቷል፡፡ ኢትዮጵያ በአሁኑ ጊዜ የዓለም የምግብ ቀውስ መገለጫ ሆናለች፡፡ በደቡብ ኢትዮጵያ በአንድ መንደር ውስጥ እናቶች በተመጣጣኝ የምግብ እጥረት ከተጎዱ [...]

A Glimpse of the Creeping Famine in Ethiopia

Sunday, February 9, 2014 @ 11:02 PM Alma

Alemayehu G Mariam Behold the rider of the Black Horse (famine) eyeing Ethiopia once again Last week, NBC News aired an investigative report by Martin Geissler on the creeping famine in Ethiopia : [Ethiopia] is the face of the world food crises. In a village in Southern Ethiopia, mothers cue with their malnourished children for emergency rations [...]

ኢትዮጵያን ከቅርጫ ለማትረፍ

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 @ 12:02 AM Alma

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ የአሁኑ አስገራሚ ጊዜ ሸክስፒር፣ ጁሊየስ ቄሳር በሚለው ፅሁፉ ላይ ለተናገረው  አነጋገር ልዩ ትርጉም ይሰጠዋል፣ “ሰዎች የሰሩት ተንኮል ከመቃበራቸው በላይ ሀያው ሆኖ ይኖራል” ብሎ ነበር ሸክስፒር፡፡ በአሁኑ ጊዜ አቶ መለስ ዜናዊ በህይወት በነበሩበት ጊዜ ከሰሩት ተንኮሎችና ጭራቃዊነት የሞላው አስቀያሚ ተግባር ውርስ ጋር ፊት ለፊት ተፋጥጠን እንገኛለን፡፡ የኢትዮጵያ ሉዓላዊ የግዛት አካል [...]

Saving Ethiopia From the Chopping Block

Sunday, February 2, 2014 @ 09:02 PM Alma

Alemayehu G Mariam WE live in a time that gives new meaning to Shakespeare’s line in Julius Caesar: “The evil that men do lives after them…” Today we come face to face with the evil Meles Zenawi has done when he lived. A piece of Ethiopia is retailed once again to the Sudan. They call [...]

ኬንያታ በዓለም አቀፉ የወንጀለኞች ፍርድ ቤት

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 @ 12:01 PM Alma

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ የዘገዬ ፍትህ እንደተነፈገ መቆጠር የለበትምን? በአህጽሮ ቃሉ አይሲሲ/ICC እየተባለ የሚጠራው ዓለም አቀፉ የወንጀለኞች ፍርድ ቤት/International Criminal Court የኡሁሩ ሙጋይ ኬንያታን ጉዳይ አስመልክቶ እያደረገ ያለው ተደጋጋሚ የፍትህ ሂደቱን የማዘግየት ስራ፣ በቀጠሮ የማሳለፍ እና “የውሸት መረጃዎች” እንዲሁም “የሀሰት ምስክሮች” በማቅረብ እንደገና የመታየት ዕድል ለመፍጠር እየተነገረ እና በተግባር እየተፈጸመ ያለው አጠቃላይ ወደኋላ [...]

Fundraiser dinner in Toronto

Monday, January 27, 2014 @ 07:01 PM ed

Kenyatta at the ICC: Is Justice Deferred, Justice Denied?

Sunday, January 26, 2014 @ 10:01 PM Alma

Alemayehu G Mariam I am getting a little jittery over the repeated delays, postponements and all the backpedalling talk about “false evidence” and “lying witnesses”  in the Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta International Criminal court trial. I don’t want to say I smell a rat but I feel like I am getting a whiff. Is the stage being [...]

በሰማያዊ ፓርቲ ስም አመሰግናለሁ!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 @ 11:01 PM Alma

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ ባለፉት በርካታ ሳምንታት በተናጠል እና በቡድን እየሆናችሁ በአሜሪካ እና በአውሮፓ የተለያዩ ከተሞች የስብሰባ አዳራሾች በመገኘት ለሰማያዊ ፓርቲ ድጋፋችሁን ላደረጋችሁ ወገኖቼ ሁሉ ከልብ የመነጨ ምስጋናዬን አቀርባለሁ! ባለፈው ሳምንት ኢትዮሜዲያ/Ethiomedia.com የተባለው ድረገጽ ባወጣው ዘገባ መሰረት ሰማያዊ ፓርቲ በአሁኑ ጊዜ በኢትዮጵያ ባለው የፖለቲካ ትግል ሂደት “አዲስ የተቃውሞ ኃይል” ሆኖ በመቅረብ ሰላማዊ የስርዓት [...]

የኢዜአ ማደናገሪያ ዜና

Monday, January 20, 2014 @ 09:01 AM ed

“ወደው አይስቁ”

Monday, January 20, 2014 @ 09:01 AM ed

EHSNA to celebrate Adowa victory

Monday, January 20, 2014 @ 09:01 AM ed

Ethiopians and Ethiopian-Americans to Celebrate King Menelik and His Victory at the Battle of Adwa Washington, DC – One-hundred and eighteen years ago, a well-organized army under the command and leadership of Emperor Menelik II and Empress Taytu, decimated the Italian force that was seeking to colonize one of Africa’s most ancient nations – Ethiopia. [...]

ወያኔ የቤ/ክርስቲያን ጉዳይ ውስጥ ምን አገባው?

Saturday, January 18, 2014 @ 10:01 AM ed

የኢትዮጵያን ታሪክ ጥላሸት የመቀባት አባዜ

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 10:01 PM Alma

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ በአሁኑ ጊዜ በኢትዮጵያ ያለው ገዥው አካል በ19ኛው መቶ ክፍለ ዘመን የኢትዮጵያ ንጉስ የነበሩት የዳግማዊ አጼ ምኒልክ መቶኛ የሙት ዓመት በዚህ በያዝነው ዓመት (በኢትዮጵያ ዘመን አቆጣጠር) እየተከበረ ባለበት ወቅት ሙሉ ጊዜውን በመስጠት ንጉሱ የሰሩትን ታላቅ ስራ ሁሉ በማጣጣል እና ጥላሸት በመቀባት ዘመቻ ላይ በመጠመድ ታሪክ የማጠልሸት ድራማውን በመተወን ላይ ይገኛል፡፡ [...]

Demonizing Ethiopian History

Monday, January 13, 2014 @ 06:01 PM Alma

Alemayehu G Mariam The regime in power in Ethiopia today is orchestrating a full-court press demonization and vilification campaign against Atse Menelik II, the Nineteenth Century Ethiopian emperor whose centennial is being celebrated this year (Ethiopian calendar). The campaign is conducted largely through regime lackey-proxies, stooges and puppets. Through its minions, the regime has used [...]

የኢትዮጵያ ትምህርት አደረጃጀት ጋጋታ ለዉድቀት ወይስ ለጥራት!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 @ 05:01 PM ed

ባይለ ደራሽ ምህረቴ ትምህርት ሚኒስተር በ1ኛና በ2ኛ ደረጃ ት/ቤቶች ላይ የመማር ማስተማሩን ሂደት በጥራት ለማከናወን ይረዳል በሚል ስበብ በየግዜዉ የሚፈበረኩ የአደረጃጀት ኩልኩሌ /ጋጋታ/ በማምጣት መምህራንን፤ተማሪንና ወላጅን ከማስጨነቅ አልፎ የትምህርቱን ጥራት ከመቸዉም በላይ እየዘቀጠ እንዲሄድ አድርጓል። ለዚህ መረጃ ይሆን ዘንድ ዓለም ባንክ በዲሴበር 7/2012 በ221 ገጽ በዘጠኝ ምዕራፍ በሰጡት መግለጫ አንኳር ነገሮችን አንስተዋል። እነዚህም አንኳር ጉዳዮችን [...]

An eye-witness to Vatican’s collusion with Musoloni

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 @ 05:01 PM ed

AN EYE WITNESS TO THE COLLUSION OF THE VATICAN AND MUSSOLINI’S MISADVENTURE IN ETHIPIA. By Dr. Syoum Gebregziabher Since the 1880’s, the Italians had had their eyes on Ethiopia, or Abyssinia, (as it was called) however; Emperor Menelik’s forces decisively deflected their attempts at colonization. The Battle of Adowa of 1896 and its victory brought [...]

2014፡ የኢትዮጵያ የአቦ-ጉማሬው ትውልድ ዓመት

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 @ 12:01 AM Alma

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ (ክፍል አንድ) 2014 የኢትዮጵያ የአቦ -ጉማሬው ትውልድ የሚነሳሳበት ዓመት፣ እ.ኤ.አ በ2013 በመጀመሪያው ሳምንት ባቀረብኩት ሳምንታዊው ትችቴ ዓመቱ “የኢትዮጵያ የአቦሸማኔው (የወጣቱ ትውልድ) ዓመት ይሆናል “የሚል ትንበያ ሰጥቼ ነበር፡፡ እንደትንበያውም ዓመቱ የኢትዮጵያ የአቦሸማኔው (ወጣቱ) ትውልድ ታላቅ የስኬት ዓመት ሆኖ ተጠናቅቋል፡፡ 2014 ደግሞ “የኢትዮጵያ የአቦ-ጉማሬው ትውልድ ዓመት ይሆናል” የሚል ትንበያ እሰጣለሁ፡፡  የአቦ-ጉማሬው [...]

Cheetah-hippo analogy and the Ethiopian reality

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 @ 05:01 PM ed

Andualem Tefera To be transparent, this article is solely based on Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam’s presentation as part of the Selamawi Party delegate here in San Jose, California, day before yesterday, January 4, 2014. I had not read his article on the Cheetah and Hippo generation that he posted on Ethiopians websites and the critical [...]

Statement by detained Ethiopian Muslim leaders

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 @ 05:01 PM ed

About 1,400 years ago, Ethiopia had been able to establish a just order far better than the order that the 21st century society has established. Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be upon Him) aptly described the then Abyssinian (Ethiopian) King as, “a King in whose realm no one is wronged.” The degree of fairness, truthfulness and civility [...]

ዘመንን ለማሰር

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 @ 02:01 PM ed

በልጅግ ዓሊ ይህን 77 እስሩት በገመድ፣ ወደ 78 እንዳይረማመድ። ይህች አነስተኛ ስንኝ የሰማኋት እንደ ሃገራቸን አቆጣጠር በ1978 ዓ.ም  ላይ ነበር። መቼም የማይረሳ የለም አሥረኛው የአብዮት በዓልም ተረሳ። ያኔ እነ “ጓድ መንግሥቱ“ ድርቁን ደብቀው አሥረኛውን የሥልጣን ዘመናቸውን ለማክበር ውስኪ በመርከብ ያስገቡበትና የተራጩበት ዘመን ነበር። ያኔ እነ “ብጻይ መለስ“ በድርቁ ስም በተገኘው ገንዘብ ጠብመንጃ የገዙበት ዘመን ነበር። [...]

2014: Year of the Ethiopian Chee-Hippo Generation

Monday, January 6, 2014 @ 06:01 AM Alma

Alemayehu G Mariam Part I: Rise of the Ethiopian Chee-Hippo Generation in 2014 In my first weekly commentary of 2013, I declared that year to be the “Year of Ethiopia’s Cheetah (young) Generation”. It was a great year for Ethiopia’s Cheetahs. I declare 2014 “Year of the Ethiopia’s Chee-Hippo Generation”. A Chee-Hippo is a Hippo [...]

አልጋ ወራሹ ማነው?

Friday, January 3, 2014 @ 05:01 PM ed

ኣወይ ጉዴ ወይ መላ ጉዴ

Thursday, January 2, 2014 @ 02:01 PM ed

ሄኖክ የሺጥላ ኣወይ ጉዴ ወይ መላ ጉዴ ብቸኛው ልቤ ሰው  በመውደዴ ነው  ያለው ኣረጋሃኝ ወራሽ ኣሁን እንደሱ ልፋትና ጥረት ቢሆን ኖሮ የኢትዮጵያ ሙዚቃ የት በደረሰ። ለነገሩ ይሄ ትውልድ የተሰራውን ሁሉ በመናድ : የተጣፈውን ሁሉ በመካድ ነው የሚታወቀው። እኔ እንኳ በዘመኔ ስንት ኣየሁ። ኣሁን ማን ይሙት ኣደይ ትርሃስ በፍራሽ መዋጥ ለሁለት ዕየከፈሉ ያጸኑት ሹሩባ የሚረሳ ሆኖ [...]

አስተያየት: “ዲሞክራሲና ሁለንተናዊ ልማት በኢትዮጵያ”

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 @ 05:01 AM ed

ቴዲ አፍሮና የቢራው ፖለቲካ

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 @ 05:01 AM ed

የ2013 ዓመት የኢትዮጵያ የአቦሸማኔው (ወጣቱ ትውልድ) መነሳሳት ሲገመገም፣

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 @ 06:12 PM Alma

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ እ.ኤ.አ በጃንዋሪ 2013 “እ.ኤ.አ 2013 የኢትዮጵያ የአቦሸማኔው ትውልድ ዓመት ይሆናል“ በማለት ትንበያ ሰጥቸ ነበር፡፡ እንዲህ ስልም ቃል ገብቸ ነበር፣ “የኢትዮጵያ ወጣቶች ለፍትህና ለዴሞክራሲያዊ ስርዓት ግንባታ የሚያደርጉትን ትግል ለመደገፍ እና ወደ ላቀ ደረጃ ከፍ እንዲል የእራሴን ሙሉ አስተዋጽኦ እንደማደርግ እንዲሁም ትግሉ ወደ አዲስ ምዕራፍ እንዲሸጋገር ወጣቱ ትውልድ እንዲነሳሳ ሳደፋፍር ነበር፡፡” [...]

እኔ ኣላውቅም ፈራሁ ጁሃር

Saturday, December 28, 2013 @ 03:12 AM ed

ሄኖክ የሺጥላ የበደሌ ቢራ ፋብሪካ ከ ኣዲስ ኣበባ 483 ኪ.ሜ  ርቀት ላይ በደቡብ ምእራብ ኢትዮጵያ ኢሉ-ኣባ-ቦራ ( Eloo The father of  Holstein  Friesian)  ኢልባቡር ከተማበሁለት መቶ ሃምሳ ሺ ስኩውር ሜትር ይዞታ ላይ ስራውን እንደ ኣውሮጳውያን ኣቆጣጠር በ 1993  ማከናወን የጀመረ ትልቅ የቢራ ማምረቻ ድርጅት ነው። ኢሊባቡር መልካም ምድራዊ ኣቀማመጡም ሆነ ምድራዊ ልምላሜው፥ እንደ በቆሎ ፤ ገብስ፤ ጤፍ፤ የቅባት እሎች፤ ማር፤ ከነ ቦራ ደሞ ወተት፤ ቅቤ እና ወዘተ የሚዘራባት፤የሚታጨድባት፤ የሚቆረጥባት፤ የሚታለብባት ሃገር እንድትሆን ኣድርጉዋታል። ኢሊባቡርን የጽሁፌ መንደርደሪያ ኣደረኩ እንጂ ዋናው ነጥቤ እሱ ኣይደለም። ዛሬ መናገ ወይም መጻፍ የፈለኩት ቴዲ ኣፍሮ በቅርቡ በመላው ኢትዮጵያ የሙዚቃዝግጅቱን እንዲያሳይ ወኪል የሆነውን የበደሌ ቢራን ያለመጠጣት ኣድማ ( boycotting)  በመላው ኢትዮጵያ ይደረግ ዘንድ ኣንዳንድ ግለሰቦች የጀመሩትን ነገር ሰምቼ፤ለምን በደሌን፤ ለምን ቴድን የሚል ጥያቄ ለሚጠይቁ፤ መልስ የሚመስለኝን ለመተየብ፤ ከተቻለም ለማሳየት መመኮር በመሻቴ ነው ። ቴዲ ኣፍሮ በቅርቡ በ  ጋዜጣ ላይ ስለ ኣድዋ ድል በሰጠው ኣስተያየት የተቆጡ፤ የተቀየሙ ግለሰቦች፤ ቴዲ ኣፍሮ ጥቁር ሰው ብሎ ንጉስ ሚኒሊክን፤ ከዛም በላይ የኣድዋድልን በመዘከሩ የተበሳጩ የህብረተሰብ ኣካሎች፤ ቴዲ ኣፍሮ ከዚህ ቀደም ጃ ያስተሰርያል ብሎ በመዝፈኑ ቂም የቁዋጠሩ ሰዎች፤ ቀዳማዊ ኃይለ ሥላሴ በሊግ ኦፍ ኔሽን በ 1936  የኢጣልያንን የተለከለ  የኬሚካል መሳሪያ መጠቀምን በመቃወማቸው፤ ኢትዮጵያን የ ዩናትድ ኔሽን ኣባል በማድረጋቸው፤ ቅራኔዎችን ኣብርደው ያፍሪካን ህብረት በመመስረታቸው፤ ለነዚህ ጉልህ ኣስተዋጾዎቻቸው በመዝፈኑ፤ ለነዚህ ለተጠቀሱት መልካም ስራቸው መታሰቢያ የጭንቅላቱ ውጤት የሆነውን ምዚቃ በማበርከቱ፤ ቴዲኣፍሮ ፤ ኣቀንቃኝ ና ኣዝማሪ ፤ ገጣሚና ሰኣሊ፤ ሃያሲና ደራሲ፤ ጸሃፊ ተውኔቱና ብላታው፤ ኣፉን በለጎመበት ዘመን፤ በብእሩ የታሪክ ጋሻ፤ በግጥሙ ለቆሰለ ታሪክማገገሚያ፤ በዘፈኖቹ ( ከ ማሊ ሱፊዎች ባልተናነሰ መልኩ) የነብስን ክር እየተጫነ ያላስለቀሰው፤ ያላስተከዘው፤ ሰው እንደሌለ የገባቸው ሰዎች፤ በይበልጥም የኣድዋ ድል፤የጥቁር ኣንበሳዎች ድል መሆኑን ያሳየበት በመሆኑ እና ይህም የሚያማቸው ሰዎች፤ ዛሬ በደሌ ቢራ ቴዲ ኣፍሮን ስፖንሰር ስላደረገ፤ በደሌ ቢራን  ያለመጠጣት ኣድማጠርተዋል። ኣሁን ቴዲ ኣፍሮን ኣብዶ በረንዳ ( የጫት ማከፋፈያ በረንዳ ነው) [...]

ለኢትዮጵያ ሰማያዊ ፓርቲ ምስክርነት

Thursday, December 26, 2013 @ 02:12 AM Alma

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ ሰማያዊ ፓርቲን እንደፖለቲካ ድርጅት/ፓርቲ ለምን እንደምደግፈው፣ እ.ኤ.አ ዴሴምበር 15/2013 ከዋሽንግተን ዲሲ ወጣ ብላ በምትገኘው አርሊንግተን ከተማ የስብሰባ አዳራሽ በተዘጋጀው የሰማያዊ ፓርቲ የመጀመሪያ ስብሰባ ላይ ተገኝቼ  ንግግር እስካደረግሁባት ዕለት ድረስ በበርካታ ጥያቄዎች እወጠር ነበር፡፡ አንደኛው ተደጋግሞ የሚጠየቀው ጥያቄ ለበርካታ ዓመታት ገለልተኛ ሆኘ እና ከማንኛውም የፖለቲካ ፓርቲ ወይም ቡድን ጋር ሳልወግን [...]

Witness for Ethiopia’s Semayawi (Blue) Party

Sunday, December 22, 2013 @ 08:12 PM Alma

Alemayehu G Mariam Why I support Semayawi party as a political party In the days leading up to my speech at the first Semayawi (Blue) Party town hall meeting in Arlington, VA, just outside of Washington, D.C., on December 15, I was peppered with all sorts of questions. The one recurrent question revolved around my unreserved support [...]

የማንዴላ መልዕክት ለኢትዮጵያውያን ወጣቶች፣ “በፍጹም እጅ እንዳትሰጡ !…”

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 @ 02:12 PM Alma

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ የአፍሪካው ብልህ አንበሳ እና እረፍትየለሾቹ የኢትዮጵያ አቦ ሸማኔዎች – በፍጹም እጅ እንዳትሰጡ፣ ፍቅር የነገሰበትን የኢትዮጵያ ማህበረሰብ ለመገንባት ጥረታችሁን ቀጥሉ! እ.ኤ.አ ዴሴምበር 15/2013፣ ለእኔ የዓመቱ ታላቁ የኃዘን ዕለት ነው፡፡ ኔልሰን ሮሺስላሽላ ማንዴላ በደቡብ አፍሪካ በምስራቅ ኬፕ ግዛት በምትገኘው ኩኑ በምትባል ትንሽ የገጠር የትውልድ መንደራቸው በርካታ የአገር መሪዎች በተገኙበት ግብዓተ መሬታቸው [...]

Mandela’s Message to Ethiopia’s Youth: Never give up…!

Monday, December 16, 2013 @ 12:12 AM Alma

Africa’s Wise Lion and Ethiopia’s Restless Cheetahs—Never give up and keep on trying in building your Beloved Ethiopian Community! December 15, 2013. It is the saddest day of the year for me. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was finally interred with state honors in Qunu, a small rural village in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province. He spent [...]

Meles Zenawi vs. Nelson Mandela

Sunday, December 15, 2013 @ 05:12 PM ed

By Over 100 heads of states including Obama and Castro were present for Mandela’s funeral service, while a handful of African leaders like Al-Bashir  of Sudan, Museveni of Uganda were present for Meles’ funeral.  Mandela state funeral  appeared more genuine, spontaneous, full of  love and celebration  unlike that of  Zenawi  which was shrouded with secrecy [...]

Call for action in Atlanta

Friday, December 13, 2013 @ 01:12 PM ed

How best to honor Madiba in Ethiopia

Friday, December 13, 2013 @ 01:12 PM ed

By Yilma Bekele President Mandela was inspired by the history and people of a place called Ethiopia and today we Ethiopians look at the life of this great man as an inspiration and source of optimism on what is possible when we are willing to practice what we believe to be true. He stood for [...]

Let fascist Italy’s atrocities be rembered

Thursday, December 12, 2013 @ 01:12 PM ed

የተከበሩ አፍሪካዊ ኔልሰን ማንዴላ ስንብት!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 @ 12:12 PM Alma

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሀገሬ ኔልሰን ሮሺስላሽላ ማንዴላ ለነጻነት የሚያደርጉትን ረዥሙን ጉዞ እ.ኤ.አ በ2013 መገባደጃ ወር ላይ ለአንዴና ለመጨረሻ ጊዜ ደመደሙ፡፡ ፀሐይ የደቡብ አፍሪካን ሕዝብ ከአፓርታይድ የጭቆና አገዛዝ ነጻ ባወጡት ኔልሰን ማንዴላ ላይ የመጨረሻ ማህለቋን ጣለች፡፡ ኔልሰን ማንዴላ ፈለግ አቸዉን ትተውልን አልፈዋል፡፡ በጥላቻ በተዘፈቀው ዓለም፣ በማያቋርጥ ሁኔታ በፍርሃት ተሸብቦ በሚገኘው ህዝብ፣ በአምባገነኖች በሃይል ተይዞ [...]

ለምን ሕወሃት ያሸንፋል?

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 @ 09:12 PM ed

Call for action in Toronto

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 @ 04:12 PM ed

Mandela’s legacy and the Ethiopia he loved

Saturday, December 7, 2013 @ 01:12 AM ed

By Robele Ababya The indisputable Great Statesman Nelson Mandela glorified Ethiopia in these immortal words in 1961 at a conference in Addis Ababa: “Ethiopia has always held a special place in my own imagination and the prospect of visiting attracted me more strongly than a trip to France, England and America combined. I felt I [...]

ኔልሰን ማንዴላና ኢትዮጵያ

Saturday, December 7, 2013 @ 01:12 AM ed

The Façade of Change from the Inside

Friday, December 6, 2013 @ 12:12 AM ed

The long-term concerns of deportees

Thursday, December 5, 2013 @ 11:12 PM ed

The long-term concerns of deportees from Saudi Arabia (As Testified by Eye Witnesses) The exodus of our citizens is, needless to say, extremely concerning. At a time where there is no responsible and accountable government in Ethiopia, the long-term destinies of the returnees is a grave issue that seems to be overlooked by many due [...]

የመለስ ጎጂ ሃሳቦችና ድርጊቶች

Thursday, December 5, 2013 @ 02:12 AM ed

የሳውዲ አረቢያው ቀውስ መከሰት ለኢትዮጵያውያን/ት ዲያስፖራ

Thursday, December 5, 2013 @ 12:12 AM Alma

በፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሀገሬ የሳውዲ አረቢያው ቀውስ መከሰት ለኢትዮጵያውያን/ት ዲያስፖራ ፍቅርና አንድነት ትምህርት ሰጥቶ ይሆን? በአረብ አገር በሚኖሩ ኢትዮጵያውያን/ት ስደተኛ ሠራተኞች ላይ የሚደረገው ህገወጥ የማሰቃየት እርምጃ በአስቸኳይ ይቁም! በአሁኑ ወቅት በሳውዲ አረቢያ በሚኖሩ ኢትዮጵያውያን/ት ስደተኛ ሰራተኞች ላይ በሪያድና በአዲስ አበባ ከተሞች ባሉ ገዥ አካሎች እየተፈጸመ ያለው የሰብአዊ መብት እረገጣ ከፍተኛ ቁጣን የቀሰቀሰ ከመሆኑም [...]

Roadmap for legal action by abuse victims

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 @ 07:12 PM ed

By Derege   Demissie The question for Ethiopians around the world is now a simple “what next?” After thousands have demonstrated in major cities around the world and amplified the cries of the innocent victims on cruel Saudi streets, we are still sizzling with anger and frustration. We remain haunted by the images of our brothers [...]

አዲሱ ነጠላ ዜማ፣ ድርድር

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 @ 06:12 PM ed

Woyane bringing the war to America

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 @ 06:12 PM ed

By Yilma Bekele ‘Things come apart so easily when they have been held together with lies.’ Is what comes to mind when we see the behavior of the Ethiopian government and its response to the Ethiopian tragedy taking place in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Lies have been told to cover up previous lies that [...]

Londoners echo the plight of Ethiopians

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 @ 06:12 PM ed

ከዓለም አቀፍ ትብብር የተሰጠ ጋዜጣዊ መግለጫ

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 @ 02:12 AM ed

Teachable Moments for the Ethiopian Diaspora?

Monday, December 2, 2013 @ 01:12 AM Alma

Alemayehu G Mariam Stop the violence against Ethiopian migrant workers in Saudi Arabia now! The ongoing human rights abuses of Ethiopian migrant workers in Saudi Arabia have triggered massive expressions of outrage against the regimes in Riyadh and Addis Ababa and unprecedented outpouring of concern and support in Diaspora Ethiopian communities. Over the past several [...]

ቴዎድሮስ አድሃኖም ቢያጥቡት የማይጠራ ወያኔ ነዉ

Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 09:11 PM ed

ዶ/ር ቴወድሮስ አዝነው ወይስ መስታወቂያ እየሰሩ?

Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 09:11 PM ed

እጅ-ለጅ! (ወንድሙ መኰንን)

Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 08:11 PM ed

Public meeting with Semayawi party chairman

Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 08:11 PM ed

ሙሽ ሆይ (በላይነህ አባተ)

Thursday, November 28, 2013 @ 09:11 PM ed

Open letter to his Majesty King Abdullah

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 @ 09:11 PM ed

By Kidane Alemayehu His Majesty King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Please permit me, Your Majesty, to express my humble compliments and to bring the following serious predicament to your kind attention. Your Majesty should, I feel sure, be aware of the desperate situation being encountered by thousands of migrant Ethiopians in your kingdom these days due [...]

ከኢትዮጵያ እሳት ወደ ሳውዲ አረቢያ እረመጥ፤ከድጡ ወደ ማጡ

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 @ 10:11 AM Alma

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሀገሬ ባለፉት አስርት ዓመታት በመቶሺዎች የሚቆጠሩ ኢትዮጵያውያን/ት ዜጎች በአገራቸው ኢትዮጵያ ከአፍሪካ አህጉር በተለየ መልኩ ተንሰራፍቶ እየተፈጸመ ካለው ጭካኔና ርህራሄ የጎደለው አምባገነናዊ ስርዓት ለማምለጥ ሲሉ እግራቸው ወዳመራቸው አገር በመሰደድ ላይ ይገኛሉ፡፡ የኢትዮጵያ “ሠራተኛና ማህበራዊ ጉዳይ ሚኒስቴር” እንደዘገበው ከሆነ እ.ኤ.አ በ2012 በግምት 200,000 ኢትዮጵያውያት ሴቶች በውጭ አገር በአብዛኛውም በመካከለኛው ምስራቅ አገሮች የውጭ [...]

Photoshopping the good doctor

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 @ 05:11 AM ed

If we give up on ourselves…

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 @ 04:11 PM ed

IF WE GIVE UP ON OURSELVES, WE HAVE NO PLACE TO GO By Teshome Abebe I grew up in a crowded home in a non-typical town in rural Ethiopia. Non-typical because my town had two schools—one public the other private; it had a hospital and a clinic; it had a regularly scheduled bus transportation system [...]

ፍትህ የጎደለው ስደት እስከ መቼ!

Monday, November 25, 2013 @ 04:11 PM ed

ወደ ተግባር (ከአንተነህ መርዕድ)

Monday, November 25, 2013 @ 10:11 AM ed

Ethiopian migrants victimized in Saudi Arabia

Monday, November 25, 2013 @ 09:11 AM ed

by GRAHAM PEEBLES In the last 10 days persecution of Ethiopian migrant workers in Saudi Arabia has escalated. Men and women are forced from their homes by mobs of civilians and dragged through the streets of Riyadh and Jeddah. Distressing videos of Ethiopian men being mercilessly beaten, kicked and punched have circulated the Internet and [...]

ከገዳዮች ጋር በጥቅም ለተጣበቃችሁ ባለዲግሪዎች

Monday, November 25, 2013 @ 09:11 AM ed

ኢትዮጵያ፣ በህዳርና በ… ሁልጊዜ አስታውሳለሁ!!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 @ 11:11 PM Alma

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገ/ማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ የህዳር ወር በኢትዮጵያውያን በአሰቃቂነቱ ሁልጊዜ ሲታወስ ይኖራል፡፡ እ.ኤ.አ ኖቬምበር 2013 ሳውዲ አረቢያ ውስጥ በቃላት ለመግለጽ በሚዘገንን መልኩ በኢትዮጵያውያን/ት ላይ ሰቆቃ የተፈጸመበት ወር ነው፡፡ ላለፉት ጥቂት ዓመታት በሳውዲ አረቢያ በሚኖሩ፣ በሚሰሩና የፖለቲካ ጥገኝነት ለመጠየቅ ጥረት በማድረግ ላይ በሚገኙ ኢትዮጵያውያን/ት ላይ ስልታዊ የሆነ ጥቃት ሲሰነዘር ቆይቷል፡፡ እንዲያውም በግል በሚኖሩበት ቤት እምነታቸውን [...]

Tamagn Beyene speaks at Saudi protest

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 @ 09:11 AM ed

The tragic saga of Ethiopians in Arab lands

Monday, November 18, 2013 @ 09:11 PM ed

By Neamin Zeleke In the past week, Ethiopians all over the world have watched the barbaric acts committed against our sisters and brothers in Saudi Arabia with deep sorrow and outrage. These inhuman acts are not committed by illegal bandits or criminals operating in the underground, they are committed in broad daylight by the Saudi [...]

Ethiopia: I Always Remember in November and in…

Sunday, November 17, 2013 @ 07:11 PM Alma

Alemayehu G Mariam For Ethiopians, November is a month which shall live in infamy In November 2013, Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia are facing unspeakable horrors. For the past few years, there has been systematic persecution of Ethiopians living, working and seeking refuge in Saudi Arabia. Even Ethiopians practicing their faith in the complete privacy of [...]

Ethiopians vent anger at Saudi Embassy

Saturday, November 16, 2013 @ 12:11 PM ed

Ethiopians in the Kingdom of hell

Friday, November 15, 2013 @ 08:11 PM ed

By Yilma Bekele Today it is said that there are over a quarter of a million Ethiopians in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The vast majority are young economic refugees working as maids, chauffeurs, and house servants. Women outnumber men and judging by the conditions in Ethiopian it is safe to say most have less [...]

የወያኔ ሴራና ግፍ ለማን አቤት እንበል??

Friday, November 15, 2013 @ 08:11 PM ed

Shame on you Saudis and Khalid bin Sultan

Friday, November 15, 2013 @ 08:11 PM ed

Savagery against Ethiopians Tecola W. Hagos If anyone doubts the subhuman status of Saudis, the events of three days ago, which is still in process, leaves no rooms for such doubts. The Saudi Government sanctioned brutality against Ethiopians, irrespective of their visa status, is barbaric and beyond any legal justification. I watched a video of [...]

ሠርግ (ቀሲስ አስተርአየ ጽጌ)

Friday, November 15, 2013 @ 03:11 PM ed

ኢትዮጵያ፣ የመንቀሳቀስ ነጻነት የተገደበባት አገር

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 @ 09:11 PM Alma

ከፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሀገሬ ባለፈው ሳምንት የኢትዮጵያው ገዥ አስተዳደር የውጭ ጉዳይ ሚኒስቴር ስራ ፍለጋ ወደ ውጭ አገር በሚሰደዱት ኢትዮጵያውያን/ት ላይ እገዳ በመጣል የሚከተለውን አውጇል፤ “ስራ ፍለጋ በሚል አገር ጥለው በሚሰደዱ ኢትዮጵያውያን እና ኢትዮያውያት ላይ ከጊዜ ወደ ጊዜ እየተስፋፋ የመጣውን የጉልበት ብዝበዛና የውርደት ማዕበል ለማስቆም ሲባል ለስራ በሚል ሰበብ ወደ ውጭ አገር በኢትዮጵያውያን/ት በሚደረግ [...]

ብሄራዊ ውርደት፤ የምንመጻደቅበት ‘ሌጋሲ’

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 @ 10:11 AM ed

“ዴሞክራሲና ሁለንተናዊ ልማት በኢትዮጵያ”

Thursday, November 7, 2013 @ 05:11 PM ed

የማዕድን ሙስና በኢትዮጵያ

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 @ 12:11 AM Alma

ከፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሀገሬ በዚህ ዓመት በኢትዮጵያ ሙስናን አስመልክቶ ይሀ ለሰባተኛ ጊዜ ያቀረብኩት ትችት በማዕድኑ ዘርፍ ላይ ያተኮረ ነው፡፡ በሙስና ላይ ያቀረብኳቸውን ሌሎችን ትችቶች “Al Mariam’s Commentaries” የሚለውን ድረ ገጽ በማየት ግንዛቤ መውሰድ ይቻላል፡፡ የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ መዋቅራዊ ባህሪ እየያዘ በመጣው ዘርፈ ብዙ ሙስና ላይ ልዩ ትኩረት በመስጠት ነቅቶ እንዲጠብቅ ለማስቻል በጉዳዩ ላይ አሁንም [...]

Mining Corruption in Ethiopia

Sunday, November 3, 2013 @ 09:11 PM Alma

Alemayehu G Mariam The Shame of a Nation In my seventh commentary on corruption in Ethiopia this year, I focus on the mining sector. For other commentaries on the subject, visit my blog site at “Al Mariam’s Commentaries”. I continue to offer commentaries on corruption in Ethiopia to keep public attention sharply focused on the [...]

ተስፋየ ገብረአብ እና የመከነ ብእሩ

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 @ 09:10 AM ed

Open letter to His Holiness Pope Francis I

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 @ 09:10 AM ed

ኢትዮጵያ- የፖሊስ መንግስት ያንሰራፋባት ሀገር

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 @ 12:10 AM Alma

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረ ማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሀገሬ የኢትዮጵያ ፌዴራላዊ ዴሞክራሲያዊ ሪፑብሊክ ህገመንግስት በህግ ከለላ ጥላ በቁጥጥር ስር የሚውሉ ዜጎችን አስመልክቶ የሚከተሉትን መብቶች ያጎናጽፋል፡፡“በህግ ከለላ ጥላ በቁጥጥር ስር የዋለ ማንኛውም ሰው በህግ አግባብ መብቱ ተጠብቆ ይያዛል፡፡ ማንኛውም ሰው በሀሰት ለመረጃ ጠቀሜታ ተብሎ በማስገደድ እንዲያምን  ወይም የተባለውን እንዲቀበል አይገደድም፡፡ ማንኛውም በማስገደድ የተገኘ መረጃ ተቀባይነት አይኖረውም፡፡“ ይላል አንቀጽ [...]

አይ ግዜ (በላይነህ አባተ)

Saturday, October 26, 2013 @ 10:10 AM ed

በአፍሪካ ውስጥ በቅዠት የሚባንኑት እነማን ይሆኑ ?

Thursday, October 24, 2013 @ 01:10 PM Alma

ፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ ታላላቅ የአፍሪካ መሪዎች ህልም አላቸው፡፡ ቀሪዎቹ በቅዠት የተሞሉ ናቸው፡፡ በቅርቡ የአፍሪካ መሪዎች ቢያንስ በአፍሪካ ህብረት ስልጣን ያላቸውና የእነርሱ ጋሻ ጃግሬዎች ስለህግ ልዕልና፣ ስለዘር ማደን (ማሳደድ) የማያቋርጡ አስደንጋጭ የቅዠት ሪፖርቶች በገፍ እያቀረቡ ነው:: ቅዠታቸዉም የፍትህ ጎራዴ ስያሳድዳቸው በላብ ተጠምቀው ከንቅልፍ ይነቃሉ:: ፕሬዚዳንት ኡሁሩ ኬንያታ እንደ ታይም መጽሔት አገላለጽ “የኬንያውአንደኛ ሀብታም [...]

Why are we afraid of being labelled a politician?

Thursday, October 24, 2013 @ 03:10 AM ed

ሁሉም ይናገር ሁሉም ይደመጥ!!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 @ 03:10 AM ed

Land grab or land robbery in Africa?

Monday, October 21, 2013 @ 04:10 PM ed

Belayneh Abate I usually feel discomfort when people refer the land robbery in Africa as “Land grab”. Land grab indicates the existence of formality or legality which is not the case in the large scale African land robbery. The online dictionary defines land grabbing as buying or leasing of large pieces of land in developing [...]

Sebhat Nega gets confused with facts

Monday, October 21, 2013 @ 04:10 PM ed

Dereje Desta interviews Sebhat Nega, who appeared seriously confused and conflicted.

Isaac Kinde making headway in cancer research

Monday, October 21, 2013 @ 04:10 PM ed

SNNLive spoke with Isaac Kinde, member of the Forbes Top 30 Under 30 in Biotech and Life Sciences for his work in early detection of cancer with faculty at Johns Hopkins; at the BioMaryland Pavilion at the BIO International Convention 2013 in Chicago, IL.

Who’s Having “Nightmares” in Africa?

Sunday, October 20, 2013 @ 09:10 PM Alma

Alemayehu G Mariam Great African leaders have dreams. The rest have nightmares. Recently, African leaders, at least those at the helm of the African Union and their flunkies, have been reporting endlessly recurring ghastly nightmares of Lady Justice “race hunting” them with scales in one hand and a sword in the other. President Uhuru Kenyatta, [...]

ያለም አቀፉ ወጀል ፍርድ ቤት ምስክር

Saturday, October 19, 2013 @ 10:10 AM Alma

ፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ የስሱ ብርጌድ የደቦ ፍርጠጣ ጥረት የአፍሪካ አንድነት (እኔ ለማስረዳት የተገደድኩበት አሳፋሪው ከሮም ስምምነት ፍርጠጣ) ‹‹የደቦ የማስፈራራት ሕብረት›› ከሸፈ፡፡ ‹‹አሰቸኳዩ  ልዩ ስብሰባ›› ‹‹አ አ ከዓለም አቀፍ የወንጀለኞች ችሎት ጋር ያለው ግንኙነትያከትማል ብለው ያሰቡትና ሴራውን የፈተሉት ባለስላጣናት፤ ‹‹ከተባበሩት መንግስታት የፀፅታ ካውንስል ጋር ውይይት ለማድረግ በሚል እሳቤ በኬንያው ፕሬዜዳንትና  ምክትል ፕሬዜዳንት  እንዲሁም [...]

Ethiopia: The 65 percent and political consensus

Friday, October 18, 2013 @ 02:10 PM ed

By Yaye Abebe Ethiopia’s population is predominantly young. This is according to the United States Central Intelligence Agency July 2013 estimate of Ethiopia’s population: 0-14 years olds are 44.4% of population, while the 15-24 age group is 19.9% of the population. The sum of the under 24 year old demographics is 65% of Ethiopia’s population, [...]

የኤደን ስጦታ

Friday, October 18, 2013 @ 02:10 PM ed

እባብ ለእባብ፣ ይተያያል በካብ

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 @ 08:10 AM ed

Hiber Radio Las Vegas

Monday, October 14, 2013 @ 07:10 PM ed

Open letter to the ESFNA board

Monday, October 14, 2013 @ 07:10 PM ed

By LJD Out of a sense of duty, for the last few years, I have been attentively following and researching the organizational behavior and the financial activities of the Ethiopian Sport Federation in North America, ESFNA. I am aware that you – the board of the Federation along with your Executive Committee – are holding [...]

ዘመቻ ዲያስፖራ

Monday, October 14, 2013 @ 06:10 PM ed

AU’s mass treaty-cide brinksmanship

Sunday, October 13, 2013 @ 11:10 PM Alma

Alemayehu G Mariam Charge of the light brigade The African Union’s threatened “mass treaty-cide” (a phrase I am compelled to coin to describe the bizarre threatened walkout on the Rome Statute) fizzled out. Those who predicted the “extraordinary  summit” on the “AU’s relation with the International Criminal Court” (ICC) would end in a big bang [...]

ይቺ ባንዲራ!

Sunday, October 13, 2013 @ 07:10 PM ed

ICC saves lives

Sunday, October 13, 2013 @ 09:10 AM ed

Belayneh Abate African Dictators are chronic public health disasters.  They are not just mass murderers but also the reason why starvation, malaria, tuberculosis, flea and lice borne diseases such as typhus still kill the African people.  In this 21st century, Africans were not supposed to die from starvation, migration, and preventable communicable diseases.  Anyone who [...]

መልከጥፉ በስም ይደግፉ

Friday, October 11, 2013 @ 01:10 AM ed

አባ አጋግዮስ (ቀሲስ አስተርአየ ጽጌ)

Friday, October 11, 2013 @ 01:10 AM ed

መልካም ዕድል ለይድነቃቸው ቅዱስ መንፈሶች!

Friday, October 11, 2013 @ 01:10 AM ed

የተሞሉትን የሚተነፍሱ ጠቅላይ ሚኒሰትር

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 @ 06:10 PM ed

መንገድ ወድቆ አየሁት

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 @ 06:10 PM ed

ታማኝ እና ቴዲ ትላንት ምሽት

Monday, October 7, 2013 @ 10:10 AM ed

Saving African Dictators from the ICC

Sunday, October 6, 2013 @ 11:10 PM Alma

By Prof. Al Mariam–On October 13, 2013, a cabal of African “leaders” will assemble in an echo chamber called the African Union (AU) and gleefully pronounce the death of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Africa by mass withdrawal of African states from the Rome Statute. Presiding over the funeral services will be Hailemariam Desalegn, the titular prime minister of Ethiopia and rotating chairman of the African Union.

የተፈራ….አምክንዮ!

Sunday, October 6, 2013 @ 02:10 AM ed

Are African tyrants more terrifying than death?

Sunday, October 6, 2013 @ 02:10 AM ed

Belayneh Abate While the British Broadcasting Corporation [1] continuously broadcasts about the tragic death of African Immigrants in Italy, Today’s Online New York times reads on its front page about African Immigrants “Desperation Fuels Trips of Migrants to Spain”. [2] Although rarely addressed by major international mass media, these kinds of African tragedies are the [...]

ኢትዮጵያን እንደገና ማነጽ

Sunday, October 6, 2013 @ 02:10 AM ed

“ዲሞክራሲና ሁለንተናዊ ልማት በኢትዮጵያ”

Sunday, October 6, 2013 @ 02:10 AM ed

በኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ የሚደረገውን ትግል እንደግፋለን!

Friday, October 4, 2013 @ 03:10 AM ed

Open letter to Pope Francis I

Friday, October 4, 2013 @ 03:10 AM ed

By Amb. Alemayehu Abebe Your Holiness I am honored to be in a position to address this email to Your Holiness in anticipation of your kind and just response to demands of all Ethiopians across the board. The case in point has been presented to Your Holiness in detail and to the point by Mr. [...]

ሰባራ ገሉ“የመለስ ራዕይ“ ድጋሚ ሽንፈት ገጠመው

Friday, October 4, 2013 @ 03:10 AM ed

ዓለም አቀፉ የወንጀለኞች ፍርድ ቤት በአፍሪካ የአደና ጉዞ ላይ

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 @ 11:10 AM Alma

ፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ የአፍሪካ “የዘር አደን”፤ የዘር ካርድ፤ እና የአፍሪካን እጀ ሰቦች/አመጸኞች ማደን? ሃይለማርያም ደሰለኝ፤ የኢትዮጵያ የስም ብቻ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ የዓለም አቀፉ የወንጀለኞች ፍርድ ቤት (አይ ሲ ሲ) በአፍሪካ አደን ላይ ነው ይላል፡፡ እንደ ቢቢሲ ራድዮ አባባል ራድዮ በግንቦት (ሜይ) 2013 ሃይለማርያም ሲናገር ‹‹በዓለም አቀፉ የወንጀለኞች ፍርድ ቤት ከተወነጀሉት መሃል 99% የአፍሪካ [...]

የመለስ ራዕይ ሽንፈት ገጠመው

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 @ 04:10 AM ed

ዘመነ ፍዳው እንዲያጥር ለምትፈልጉ ወገኖች ሁሉ!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 @ 04:10 AM ed

ግልጽ ደብዳቤ ለአቶ ኃይለማሪያም ደሳለኝ

Monday, September 30, 2013 @ 10:09 AM ed

ICC on an African Safari?

Monday, September 30, 2013 @ 06:09 AM Alma

Alemayehu G Mariam African Race Hunting, the Race Card and Racing After African Thugs? Hailemariam Desalegn, the titular prime minister of Ethiopia, says the International Criminal Court (ICC) is on African safari. In May 2013,according to the BBC, Desalegn said, “African leaders were concerned that out of those indicted by the ICC, 99% are Africans. [...]

ESAT fundraiser in Toronto

Monday, September 30, 2013 @ 06:09 AM ed

ከአንድነቶች ሶስት ወር ዘመቻዎች የተማርናቸው!

Monday, September 30, 2013 @ 05:09 AM ed

የህወሓትን ፀረ-ኢትዮጵያ ዓላማ በመቃወም እነማን መስዋእትነት ከፈሉ?

Monday, September 30, 2013 @ 05:09 AM ed

ባይታወርነት መግሎ ሲዳር…

Monday, September 30, 2013 @ 05:09 AM ed

እኔና አንቺ…ፖለቲካና ስደት

Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 03:09 PM ed

የልማት መጀመሪያው ሰብዓዊ መብትን ማክበር ነው

Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 03:09 PM ed

American exposes censorship in Ethiopia

Thursday, September 26, 2013 @ 07:09 PM ed

(Pittnews) Abigail Salisbury is an enemy of the state of Ethiopia because of an op-ed column she published online. Salisbury, a student in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, spoke about her article to an audience of about 10 in a “Let’s Talk Africa” lecture on Wednesday in 4130 Posvar Hall from 1:30 to [...]

የታነቀ እውነት…

Thursday, September 26, 2013 @ 07:09 PM ed

ዲያስፖራ ላሜ ቦራ

Thursday, September 26, 2013 @ 07:09 PM ed

Nafkot candle vigil in Washington DC

Thursday, September 26, 2013 @ 07:09 PM ed

The Depths of Corruption in Ethiopia

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 @ 04:09 PM ed

By Ed McKenna ADDIS ABABA/LONDON (IPS) – Ethiopia may be one of the fastest-growing, non-oil producing economies in Africa in recent years, but corruption in this Horn of Africa nation is a deterrent to foreign investors looking for stable long-term partnerships in developing countries. “Bankers, miners and developers presenting projects to investment committees in countries [...]

ዝም ማለት ወንጀል ሆነብኝ

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 @ 02:09 PM ed

Dr. Berhanu’s book signing ceremony

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 @ 02:09 PM ed

ESAT fund raising in Israel

Monday, September 23, 2013 @ 07:09 AM ed

The Fake ‘Amharas’ – To milk “Lamie Bora”

Monday, September 23, 2013 @ 01:09 AM ed

By  Wondimu Mekonnen, London 23 September 2013 Recently, someone one visited Britain from home on business tour and entertained us with an amusing story of Lamie Bora, the fictional character in the children’s stoy. Woyyane officials call us, Diaspora Lamie Bora (ላሜ ቦራ)። Are we really that “milka-cow?” I am sure everyone who went to [...]

African dictators’ crocodile tear for justice

Sunday, September 22, 2013 @ 12:09 PM ed

By Belayneh Abate The gluttonous and corrupt African tyrants are raising their voice again against the international criminal court (ICC). They are preaching us that ICC is an unjust institution which hunts only Africans. I do not think Africans would have any problem if this claim came from people other than African Rulers who murder [...]

Keeping up with the forgotten “guests”

Sunday, September 22, 2013 @ 12:09 PM ed

BY Hindessa Abdul As the new Ethiopian year 2006 dawned, the president of the country – weeks before his final days in office – pardoned about 400 prisoners. Hopes of the release of journalists and activists who could use his gestures evaporated in to thin air when family members told the media that their loved [...]

መንከባለል …ተድቦልቡሎ …ተጥፍጥፎ

Sunday, September 22, 2013 @ 12:09 PM ed

ወያኔ በባሕርይው ጅብና ውሻ ነው

Sunday, September 22, 2013 @ 12:09 PM ed

Panel discussion on the future of Ethiopia

Saturday, September 21, 2013 @ 03:09 PM ed

Will Italy and the Vatican Emulate Britain and The Netherlands?

Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 01:09 PM ed

Nominees for 2013 Sakharov prize

Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 12:09 PM ed

Dialogue in the process of building trust

Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 03:09 AM ed

By Bahir Kemal Dialogue to know more each other in the process of building trust has to continue “It is an equal failing to trust everybody, and to trust nobody.” English proverb Trust is confidence born of two dimensions: character and competence. Character includes integrity, motive, and intent with people. Competence includes capabilities, skills, results, [...]

Dwarfs Standing…

Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 03:09 AM ed

By Henoke Yeshetlla (Poet) Sir Isaac Newton once said: “If I have seen further, it is by sitting on the shoulders of the giants”.  In other words, what he meant is that, the geniuses in I had its perquisite from people who had done a lot to make me see, think and discover new things; [...]

Nigeria coach wary of Ethiopia threat

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 @ 06:09 PM ed

By Oluwashina OkelejiBBC Sport, Lagos Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi says he will not underestimate Ethiopia when the sides meet in their 2014 World Cup play-off next month. Ethiopia are the lowest-ranked side in the final round on the road to Brazil. But Keshi told BBC Sport: “They didn’t get to this stage by mistake, that [...]

ትንቢቱም … ዕውን ይሆናል

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 @ 03:09 AM ed

የፖለቲካ ኃይል ምንጮች

Monday, September 16, 2013 @ 03:09 AM ed

The reclusive slave (Henok Yeshitla)

Monday, September 16, 2013 @ 02:09 AM ed

By Henok Yeshitla (Poet) Have you ever thought of yourself of being a reclusive slave: I mean someone who has chosen to live a secluded life even if one is a slave? I ask you this question because you are and such an existence is a parody of your fact, isn’t it? Because, a slave [...]

የመጨረሻው ኑዛዜ

Sunday, September 15, 2013 @ 03:09 AM ed

ስጋቴን ልግለጽላችሁ (እስከመቼ)

Thursday, September 12, 2013 @ 11:09 AM ed

አሁንስ በዛ …. ገለማኝም!

Thursday, September 12, 2013 @ 11:09 AM ed

Inconsistent responses to use of poison gas

Thursday, September 12, 2013 @ 11:09 AM ed

By Kidane Alemayehu Inconsistency  Regarding Victims of Poison Gas Warfare The international community including the United Nations and members of the UN Security Council are fully engaged with the recent use of banned chemical weapons by Syria’s Bashir Al-Assad regime against its own people. A policy of accountability was witnessed in other cases involving the [...]

“Let us confuse their language”

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 @ 10:09 AM ed

By Henoke Yeshetlla (Poet) So this is about you, Mr. Meles, a short biography and a long pain….and this is what you did and that is why your death interests me more than your life…..let us start from somewhere….my way. I hate you, and everyone who thinks like you. I blamed you for what you [...]

አቶ አንዳርጋቸው ጽጌ ጀግናዬና ሽልማቴ ናቸው

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 @ 09:09 AM ed

ሃሳብን በነጻነት መግለጽ ከዘለፋና ስድብ ይለያል

Monday, September 9, 2013 @ 03:09 AM ed

የኢህአዴግ የልማት ፕሮፖጋንዳ

Monday, September 9, 2013 @ 02:09 AM ed

Andinet holds protest rally in Adama

Monday, September 9, 2013 @ 02:09 AM ed

Just Imagine (Honok Yeshita)

Saturday, September 7, 2013 @ 01:09 PM ed

By  Henoke Yeshetlla (Poet) I was reading a novel by Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, “The Death of Ivan Ilych Golovin”. In his novel, Tolstoy tells us the story of the causation :  the story of Ivan’s death.  Ivan, a high court judge of the 19th century Russia, living a carefree yet heavenly life injured his side [...]

የሐምሌ ጨረቃ (አንዷለም አራጌ ዋለ)

Thursday, September 5, 2013 @ 02:09 AM ed

ልማት ምንድን ነው?

Thursday, September 5, 2013 @ 02:09 AM ed

Ethiopians to hoist flag in San Jose

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 @ 06:09 PM ed

ወያኔ የሚገነፍል ድስት ነዉ

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 @ 02:09 AM ed

Alcohol and the youth recovery month

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 @ 02:09 AM ed

By Worku Abebe September is a National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month in the US.  In recognition of the significance of this event in a number of other countries, this year’s Recovery Month is anticipated to go international.  The overall goal is to promote the benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance [...]

Interpreting and Living MLK’s Dream

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 @ 11:09 PM Alma

Alemayehu G Mariam On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a speech for the ages from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. A quarter of a million people stood in rapt attention and listened to that speech. It was the crowning moment of the March on Washington for jobs [...]

ሰላማዊ ትግል በካዮች እና መከላከያ ምክሮች!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 @ 12:09 PM ed

የሙስናው ጉዳይ (ክንፉ አሰፋ)

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 @ 11:09 AM ed

ፖለቲካ ሳይንስ ነው ወይ?

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 @ 11:09 AM ed

በመንግስታዊ ውንብድና ትግላችን አይገታም

Monday, September 2, 2013 @ 08:09 PM ed

Call to protest attack against Semayawi

Sunday, September 1, 2013 @ 02:09 AM ed

ደጃች ባልቻ አባ ነፍሶ

Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 12:08 PM ed

ሽብርተኛው ወያኔን እናወግዛለን

Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 02:08 AM ed

Filling the leadership gaps in ESFNA

Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 02:08 AM ed

By LJD This write up – which is dedicated to the founders of the Ethiopian Sport Federation in North America (ESFNA) – is intended to strengthen the Federation. A board’s ability to govern, monitor and manage an Executive Committee (EC) actions and activities is critical for a success of an organization. The EC credibility with [...]

Andinet to press for freedom

Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 02:08 AM ed

Semayawi Party presses with protest rally

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 @ 02:08 PM ed

የአንድነቶች ሰላማዊነት ጽናት በኦሮሚያ!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 @ 12:08 PM ed

“ባፍ ይጠፉ በለፈለፉ”ግፈኞችና ግምኛ አፋቸው

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 @ 12:08 PM ed

ESAT on the lies and demise of Zenawi

Friday, August 23, 2013 @ 08:08 PM ed

ለውጥ ለማምጣት የሚያስችሉን ነገሮች ምንድን ናቸው?

Friday, August 23, 2013 @ 06:08 PM ed

የአንደት የድጋፍ ምሽት በቶሮንቶ

Thursday, August 22, 2013 @ 02:08 PM ed

Anti-terrorism decree: Born from power thirst

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 @ 12:08 PM ed

by Reeyot Alemu, Ethiopia The article has been translated from the Amharic original for the International Women Media Foundation. The author, a columnist for the now-defunct Ethiopian newspaper Feteh, is currently serving a 5-year prison sentence in Addis Ababa on bogus terrorism charges. The International Women’s Media Foundation honored Alemu with its 2012 Courage in [...]

ESAT on the lies and demise of Zenawi

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 @ 12:08 PM ed

Is America disinventing human rights?

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 @ 11:08 AM Alma

Prof. Al Mariam–In his 1981 farewell speech, President Jimmy Carter said, “America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense, it is the other way round. Human rights invented America.” In a New York Times op-ed piece in June 2012, Carter cautioned, “At a time when popular revolutions are sweeping the globe, the United States should be strengthening, not weakening, basic rules of law and principles of justice enumerated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

ጽናት (የጎንቻው)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 @ 10:08 AM ed

ሃይማኖትና ፖለቲካ በኢትዮጵያ (ዶ/ር ብርሃኑ ነጋ)

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 @ 07:08 PM ed

የሽብርተኝነት አዋጁ፤ የጠሉትን መምቻ?

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 @ 04:08 PM ed

ሪፖርተር ሶማሊያ ስለተከሰከሱት አውሮፕላኖች

Sunday, August 18, 2013 @ 05:08 PM ed

Addis Dimts discussion in Vegas

Saturday, August 17, 2013 @ 02:08 AM ed

ESAT public forum on Ethiopia

Saturday, August 17, 2013 @ 02:08 AM ed

የወላድ መካን (የጎንቻው)

Thursday, August 15, 2013 @ 05:08 AM ed

በኢሕአፓ ላይ የተወረወረ ዱላ

Thursday, August 15, 2013 @ 05:08 AM ed

ሰላም ምንድነው? (ታደሰ ብሩ)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 @ 11:08 AM ed

ትልቁ ዳቦ ሊጥ ሆነ! (ታደለ መኩሪያ)

Monday, August 12, 2013 @ 10:08 PM ed

ታደለ መኩሪያ በሞያቸው አንቱ የተባሉ፣ በኤቺ አቪ ኤድስ ላይ ብዙ የሠሩ፣ ከቀ ሞው የአሜሪካ ፕሬዘዳንት ጆርጅ ቡሽ አድናቆት የተቸራቸው፤የቀድሞው የጤና ጥበቃ ሚኒስትር፣የዛሬው የትግራይ ሕዝብ ነፃነት ግንባር አባልና የውጪ ጉዳይ ተጠሪ ዶክተር ቴዎድሮስ አድኖም በታሪክ የሚያስወቅሳቸው ሥራ ሰሩ። የጤና ጥበቃ ሚኒስትር በነበሩበት ዘመን እንደዛሬዎቹ በጋንቤላ ኤቺ አቪ አድስ የተሰፋፋው ወንዶች ባለመገረዛቸው፤ ወጣት ሴቶች ወንዝና እንጨት ለቀማ [...]

Discussion on the Citizens’ Charter

Monday, August 12, 2013 @ 10:08 PM ed

Dishonor among African elections thieves

Sunday, August 11, 2013 @ 07:08 PM Alma

By Prof. Al Mariam–Zimbabwe had its presidential elections last week. Elections as in rigged. Robert Mugabe, the senile octogenarian and the only president since Zimbabwe gained independence in 1980, “won” for the seventh time by 61 percent of the vote. His Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU–PF) clinched a super majority in parliament that will allow it to change the constitution. This past May, Mugabe signed a new constitution which sets a term limit of two five-year terms for president.

አውራውን ፍለጋ…

Sunday, August 11, 2013 @ 07:08 PM ed

በተመስገን ደሳለኝ ‹‹በድብልቅልቁ አምላክ›› መግቢያ ዛሬ በስሱ ላነሳው ያሰብኩትን አጀንዳ አለቃ አፅሜ በምኒልክ ዘመን ካሳተሙት አንድያ መጽሐፋቸው ላይ ባገኘሁት ታሪክ ልጀምር፤ እንዲህም ይነበባል: ‹‹በሸዋ መርድ አዝማች ኃይሌ፣ በሣህለ ሥላሴ አልጋ ከተቀመጡ በኋላ ከአቶ ሰይፉ ጋር ቂሙ የማይበርድ የቅድስት ኃይማኖት ጦርነት ተጀመረ፡፡ ‹‹በዚያን ዘመን፣ በዚያች ወራት የነበረ ሰው እንዴት ያሳዝናል፤ ታላቅ ሽብር ሆነ፣ ልጅ ሲወለድ ስሙ [...]

Respect the rights of Ethiopian Muslims

Saturday, August 10, 2013 @ 11:08 AM ed

Ethiopiawinnet:  Council for the Defense of Citizen Rights PRESS RELEASE The ruling party in Ethiopia, the TPLF-led EPRDF, has shown a determination to control the historically autonomous organizations of the Ethiopian Muslim community for two years now.  This move has triggered an equally determined but non-violent popular resistance among wide sections of the Muslim Community. [...]

የመጀመሪያው በሳል ኢትዮጵያዊ ሰላማዊ ትግል

Saturday, August 10, 2013 @ 02:08 AM ed

ከያሬድ አይቼህ – ኦገስት 9፥2013 ህወሃት ደደብ ነው። ምንም የማይገባው ፡ ገደብ የማያቅ ፡ ግርድፍ ባዕዳዊ ድርጅት ነው። በአስተሳሰቡ ባዕድ ፡ በስነምግባሩ ባዕድ ፡ በግብረገቡ ባዕድ። ይሄን የህገ-አራዊት ድርጅት ፊት ለፊት የገጠመው የድምጻችን-ይሰማ ንቅናቄ ነው። የንቅናቄው ብስለት ፡ አርቆ አሳቢነት ፡ አገራዊነት እና ሰብዓዊነት ድንቅ ነው ፤ ድንቅ! ከ18 ወራት በፊት አካባቢ የጀመረው የድምጻችን-ይሰማ ንቅናቄን [...]

Memorial cartoon for Meles Zenawi

Friday, August 9, 2013 @ 12:08 PM ed

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EPRDF’s preying and praying

Friday, August 9, 2013 @ 11:08 AM ed

By Faysal Qassim During the day on August 3, 2013, the Ethiopian government was unusually busy in its anti-Muslim operations. As night time came, however, the government immediately took a likewise unusual pro-Islam face. The Ethiopian state TV aired a special congregational Muslim ritual held on the 27th of the Holy Month of Ramadan. This [...]

Open letter to Hon. John Kerry

Friday, August 9, 2013 @ 10:08 AM ed

By Ambassador Imiru Zeleke The Hon. John F. Kerry Secretary of State of the United States of America 2201 C Street, NW Washington DC, 20520 Sir, I would like to present you my sincere compliments for the strong commitment you have made to solve the difficult problem of the Palestinian and Israel conflict, which may [...]

ENTC denounces violent crackdowns

Friday, August 9, 2013 @ 10:08 AM ed

ፖፕ ፓየስ 11ኛ ኃይለ ሥላሴን ለማስከዳት ያደረጉት ሙከራ

Friday, August 9, 2013 @ 09:08 AM ed

እንደሚታወቀው፤ ኢጣልያኖች ኢትዮጵያን ለሁለተኛ ጊዜ በወረሩበት ዘመን፤ በዓለም-አቀፍ ሕግ በተከለከለ፤ በብዙ አውሮፕላኖች በተነሰነሰ የመርዝ ጋዝ በመጠቀም ጭምር፤ ለጊዜውም ቢሆን ወደ አዲስ አበባ ሲገሰግሱ፤ አጼ ኃይለ ሥላሴ ወደ እንግሊዝ ሐገር ተሰደው ለጥቂት ጊዜ እዚያ በመጠለል ትግላቸውን ቀጥለው ነበር። በዚያን ጊዜ፤ ሥልጣናቸውን ለኢጣልያን መንግሥት እንዲያስረክቡና በሚቸራቸው ገንዘብ የተንደላቀቀ ኑሯቸውን እንዲቀጥሉ ብዙ ጉትጎታ አጋጥሟቸው ነበር። በዚህ ጽሑፍ የሚተኮርበት [...]

ስንቅና ውሸታም እያደር ይቀላል!

Friday, August 9, 2013 @ 09:08 AM ed

Land grab destroying lives in Ethiopia

Friday, August 9, 2013 @ 08:08 AM ed

by GRAHAM PEEBLES In many parts of the world development has become an invisible cloak under which all manner of “state sponsored” atrocities and human rights violations are being committed. Married to growth, development has been (largely) reduced to economic advancement – meaning maximizing Gross National Product (GNP) figures month on month, year on year, [...]

Peaceful Ethiopian Muslim protesters attacked

Thursday, August 8, 2013 @ 09:08 AM ed

Open letter to His Holiness Pope Francis I

Thursday, August 8, 2013 @ 07:08 AM ed

His Holiness Pope Francis I The Vatican Rome. Your Holiness, Subject: Appeal To Pope Francis I Re: A Vatican Justice Delayed For Over 75 Years Please allow me, Your Holiness, to express, in the most respectful and sincere manner, my heartfelt congratulations on your historic election as the prelate of the apostolic Catholic Church. My [...]

Reeeyot Alemu’s Letter from Kaliti Jail

Thursday, August 8, 2013 @ 03:08 AM ed

Message from Ethiopian Muslims

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 @ 02:08 PM ed

ICG Report: Prospects of Peace in Ogaden

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 @ 11:08 AM ed

ክቡር ፕሮፌሰር መስፍን ወልደማሪያም ሆይ

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 @ 11:08 AM ed

በረመዳን ደም እንባ!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 @ 11:08 AM ed

የሚሊዮኖች ድምጽና የመቀሌያችን መታፈን ከነመፍትሄው!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 @ 11:08 AM ed

“የአሲምባ ፍቅር” – መጽሃፍ ቅኝት

Monday, August 5, 2013 @ 02:08 AM ed

Ripple of hope v. audacity of hope

Sunday, August 4, 2013 @ 08:08 AM ed

By Prof. Al Mariam The man who would be president In June 1966, Senator Robert Kennedy (RFK) visited South Africa and delivered a speech at the University of Cape Town on the occasion of the annual Day of Affirmation organized by the National Union of South African Students. RFK’s  “Day of Affirmation” speech was uplifting, [...]

እንቁ መጽሄት (ቁ. 97፣ 2013)

Saturday, August 3, 2013 @ 04:08 PM ed

Eskinder’s wail from the Gulag

Saturday, August 3, 2013 @ 04:08 PM ed

By Selam Beyene, Ph.D. At a time when patriotic Ethiopians like Eskinder Nega are languishing in Gulag-style prisons for exercising their rights to express their opinions, those of us living beyond Woyane’s reach are blessed with the freedom to read books that stimulate the mind, shed light on our rich heritage, expose the treasonous policies [...]

ጴጥሮሳዊነት (ፕ/ር መሰፍን ወልደማርያም)

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 @ 12:07 PM ed

Ethiopia and the next revolution

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 04:07 PM ed

By Abebe Gellaw–Exactly a year ago, ESAT declared the death of Meles Zenawi. That was the most important breaking news in the last two decades. TPLF went into frenzy to bury the news under a barrage of counter-propaganda. Bereket Simon went on ETV to curse ESAT and reassure the nation that the “great leader” would return intact. The propaganda chief and his foot soldiers had already kept the local media extremely busy with so many bizarre stories.

Power Africa? Empower Africans!

Sunday, July 28, 2013 @ 11:07 PM Alma

By Alemayehu G. Mariam–When President Obama recently visited Africa, he announced a “Power Africa” initiative. In his Cape Town University speech, he proclaimed, “I am proud to announce a new initiative. We’ve been dealing with agriculture. We’ve been dealing with health. Now we’re going to talk about power: Power Africa, a new initiative that will double access to power in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Tracing Woyene’s anti-Ethiopianism

Saturday, July 27, 2013 @ 05:07 PM ed

Selam Beyene, PhD–The history of Ethiopia is replete with contradictions and paradoxes. There are accounts galore of heroism and meekness, patriotism and treachery, devotion and apathy, and, above all, fear of God and acts of brutality in that ancient country. These chronicles may help provide clues about the root causes of the Woyane anti-Ethiopia schema and the appropriate plan of action needed to deracinate them.

Ethiopia is the hub of the Nile

Thursday, July 25, 2013 @ 01:07 PM ed

A letter to the educated man

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 @ 12:07 PM ed

By Belaineh Abate As you may know, non-human animals emotionally communicate using signs,  body gestures, voices and so on. On the other hand,  a sane and thinking man needs logic or at least common sense , not just language, for effective  communications.  In other words communication without logic is a reflection of emotions not that [...]

“ድርጅታዊ ምዝበራ መጽሃፍ”

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 12:07 PM ed

ይድረስ ለክቡር ፕ/ር መስፍን ወልደማርያም

Monday, July 22, 2013 @ 06:07 PM ed

የሚሊዮኖች ድምጽ ለነፃነት እና የአንድነት መሪዎች

Monday, July 22, 2013 @ 02:07 AM ed

Remembering the great patriot Abune Petros

Monday, July 22, 2013 @ 12:07 AM ed

By Robele Ababya It is fitting, on the occasion of the 3rd Anniversary of the Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America (EHSNA) to pay tribute to the outstanding contribution of the Great Patriot and  Spiritual Father His Holiness Abune Petros who had set an extraordinary example in defending the freedom of His fellow Ethiopians and [...]

ብርቱ ሰው!

Sunday, July 21, 2013 @ 12:07 AM ed

ሦስት ዓይነት ኢትዮጵያዊያን

Sunday, July 21, 2013 @ 12:07 AM ed

Oromo, Muslim or Ethiopian first?

Saturday, July 20, 2013 @ 11:07 PM ed

Are you an Oromo first or Muslim or Ethiopian?” By Kiflu Hussain I just read a very thoughtful article titled “Are you Oromo First or Ethiopian First?”Authored by Awol Allo and published by The web of Legal Theory Group of Glasgow University. The piece enabled me to distance myself from the cantankerous exchanges as seen [...]

The last Ethiopian standing

Saturday, July 20, 2013 @ 11:07 PM ed

By Yilma Bekele That is exactly what I feel like now. Who died and left me with this burden is not clear to me but believe me I feel like I am all alone and it is up to me to carry the flag and sing the national anthem. This business of being an Ethiopian [...]

አለን ብለን እንዳናወራ!

Saturday, July 20, 2013 @ 12:07 AM ed

Ethiopia: A nation of paradoxes

Friday, July 19, 2013 @ 01:07 PM ed

By Bill Cook (LCN) Ethiopia might be the most difficult country I have traveled in. It is one of the world’s poorest countries, and many of us older folks remember in the 1980s seemingly endless images on television and in newspapers of starving Ethiopians. Things are significantly better today, but this is a relative statement. For [...]

Ethiopia is the hub of the Nile

Friday, July 19, 2013 @ 02:07 AM ed

Ethiopia’s Fragmented Elites

Thursday, July 18, 2013 @ 12:07 PM ed

By Messay Kebede (PhD) One question that regularly and intensely consumes the mind of many Ethiopians is the question of knowing why Ethiopian elites are unable to work together. Especially those opposing the TPLF regime, even though they are well aware that the regime is their common enemy, invariably prove unable to agree on a [...]

EHSNA to feature young Ethio-jazz

Thursday, July 18, 2013 @ 08:07 AM ed

ግልጽ ደብዳቤ ለሃይሌ ገብረሥላሴ

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 @ 03:07 PM ed

በሕዝቡ ያልተመራ አመፅ…

Monday, July 15, 2013 @ 03:07 AM ed

The last leg of TPLF’s regime

Saturday, July 13, 2013 @ 09:07 AM ed

Proving them wrong

Saturday, July 13, 2013 @ 09:07 AM ed

By Yilma Bekele They say all kinds of bad stuff about us. It is said so many times and so often sometimes some of us start to believe the lie. That is always the problem with being lied to. I am sure by now Woyanes are drunk with their own silly propaganda. The situation with [...]

በውኑ ድብኝት ይታጠባልን?

Friday, July 12, 2013 @ 02:07 PM ed

Ethiopia is the hub of the Nile

Thursday, July 11, 2013 @ 05:07 PM ed

The people have spoken

Thursday, July 11, 2013 @ 03:07 PM ed

By Meron Ahadu–I got back yesterday to my hometown Los Angeles after spending an amazing 4 days and having a blast with thousands of my people at the 30th anniversary of Ethiopian Sport Federation cultural Festival. This year’s theme was “Celebrating Ethiopian women” and what a celebration it was. I have to set the record straight right from the beginning. For almost 10 years I have been a very vocal critic of Ethiopian Sport Federation (ESFNA). I was relentless in my attack of ESFNA.

EHSNA 3rd Annual Festival 2013

Thursday, July 11, 2013 @ 03:07 PM ed

ዲሲ 2013 (ክንፉ አሰፋ)

Thursday, July 11, 2013 @ 03:07 PM ed

The President talks; just listen and hope

Thursday, July 11, 2013 @ 03:07 PM ed

Hindessa Abdul In 2003 the government wanted to solve the “problem” of Ethiopian Free Journalists Association (EFJA) once and for all. Unlike other civil society and professional organizations that already had surrogates implanted, it took time to infiltrate the Association. In many ways EFJA was more vocal than others. They also managed to rally international [...]

Shadow boxing over Nile

Thursday, July 11, 2013 @ 02:07 PM ed

African Re[ort As rhetorical battles raged last month, with analysts providing doomsday forecasts of an imminent water war, it was hightime someone poured a few gallons of realism on the Egypt-Ethiopia River Nile affair. As pressure from local opposition mounted in June, Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi sought to hit on a useful nationalist diversion in [...]

Seattle Public Forum meets Saturday

Thursday, July 11, 2013 @ 01:07 PM ed

India on my mind

Thursday, July 11, 2013 @ 12:07 PM ed

Obama came and saw but did he conquer Africa?

Monday, July 8, 2013 @ 11:07 AM Alma

Alemayehu G Mariam (This week my regular Monday commentary is presented for the second time in the form of a “flash drama” on Obama (a sub-genre of theatrical play sometimes described as a “ten minute one-act play”).  The first “act” of this “flash drama” was presented in my June 23 commentary, “Obama is Coming! Obama is Coming to [...]

የግብጽን አብዮት ኢትዮጵያም እናዋለን

Monday, July 8, 2013 @ 11:07 AM ed

የ23 ወራት ግፍ እስርና ግርፋት

Monday, July 8, 2013 @ 10:07 AM ed

ENTC dialogue on change in Ethiopia

Sunday, July 7, 2013 @ 10:07 AM ed

የቆሎ ተማሪ ኢትዮጵያዊነትን እንዴት ያየዋል?

Friday, July 5, 2013 @ 09:07 AM ed

The Oromo issue on Al Jazeera

Friday, July 5, 2013 @ 09:07 AM ed

By Yilma Bekele There was a half hour discussion on the Oromo issue in Ethiopia on Al Jazeera Television Network. It was one of those situations where you go ‘what just happened’ after an experience that leaves you confused and dumbfounded when it is over. As an Ethiopian I am familiar with the issue and [...]

Aid fueling corruption

Friday, July 5, 2013 @ 09:07 AM ed

The Role of Development Aid in fuelling Corruption and Undermining Governance in Ethiopia Seid Hassan- Murray State University-USA My own research as well as the research of other scholars show that the control of donor resources allowed the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), not only to consolidate political power that it seized in [...]

CREW event at ESFNA

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 @ 09:07 AM ed

ይድረስ ለኢትዮጵያው ሥውር መንግሥት

Monday, July 1, 2013 @ 10:07 AM ed

ደሞክራሲ ዛሬ፤ የሸንጎ ጥሪ

Monday, July 1, 2013 @ 10:07 AM ed

ኢትዮጵያዊው ዑሴይን ቦልት…

Monday, July 1, 2013 @ 09:07 AM ed

U.S. double-talking human rights in Ethiopia, again!

Sunday, June 30, 2013 @ 11:06 PM Alma

As my readers know, I enjoy watchin’ American diplomats chillin’ out and kickin’ it with African dictators. I like watchin’ ‘em kumbaya-ing, back-pattin’ and fist bumpin’. I have trained myself to decipher their cryptic diplomatese spoken with forked tongue. I have also learned to chew on their indigestible words with a whopping spoonful of salt and pepper.

አዲስ መጽሃፍ በዶ/ር አክሎግ ቢራራ

Thursday, June 27, 2013 @ 11:06 AM ed

ወያኔ ሕወሃት የደደቢቱን አስታውስ

Thursday, June 27, 2013 @ 11:06 AM ed

An Ethiopian walking on eggshells

Thursday, June 27, 2013 @ 10:06 AM ed

By Yilma Bekele No question I have to be careful writing this column. That is why I choose the title. Some of us are quick to take offense or assume holier than thou attitude when it comes to the subject I am gingerly trying to confront. I decided to approach the issue head on and [...]

ኢሳት (በደረጀ ሀብተወልድ)

Thursday, June 27, 2013 @ 10:06 AM ed

ግንቦት 20 ቀን 1983 ዓ.ም. እና ኢትዮጵያ

Monday, June 24, 2013 @ 11:06 AM ed

ስለኢሳት ለኢትዮጵያውያን የተላከ መልእክት!

Monday, June 24, 2013 @ 11:06 AM ed

Obama is Coming to Africa!

Sunday, June 23, 2013 @ 11:06 PM Alma

Prof. Al Mariam–This week my regular Monday commentary is presented in the form of a “flash drama” on Obama (a sub-genre of theatrical play sometimes described as a “ten minute one-act play

የአባይ ጉዳይ የዛፍ ላይ እንቅልፍ የሆነባት ግብጽ

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 03:06 AM ed

Egypt & Ethiopia: The war of two morons

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 03:06 AM ed

By Abebe Gellaw–Just like the proverbial bald men fighting over a comb, two unpopular regimes in Cairo and Addis Ababa have lately ended up being ridiculed and jeered across the world for their absurdities. With that melodrama, the long standing loveless relationships between Egypt and Ethiopia have hit rock bottom. It appears that the root cause of the recent debacles by the two beleaguered regimes appears to have little to do with water security but the maddening internal crises that both wanted to divert attention from.

የኢትዮጵያዊያን ትግል

Monday, June 17, 2013 @ 04:06 AM ed

Hot issues including the Nile River saga

Monday, June 17, 2013 @ 04:06 AM ed

By Robele Ababya 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 or civic organizations. [...]

Ethiopian Telecom Corruporation

Sunday, June 16, 2013 @ 10:06 PM Alma

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 service delivery; a low-paid civil service; a new yet rudimentary government, based on a federal structure; and weak budgetary and financial control, with an outdated procurement structure, and poorly trained financial staff…

በኩራት ተሞልቼ ሁለንተናዬ ሰማያዊ

Friday, June 14, 2013 @ 12:06 PM Alma

ፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ ‹‹በየቀኑ በየቀኑ ሰማያዊዎች አሉኝ›› (ሰማያዊ ወይም “ብሉስ” አፍሮ አሜሪካውያን የሚታወቁበትና ይዘውት የተሰደዱት የንጉርጉሮ ባህላዊ ሙዚቃቸው ነው)  አለ ዘማሪው ቢቢ ኪነግ  በሚወዳት ክራር “ሉሲል” ላይ፡፡ እኔም በየቀኑ በየቀኑ ላለፉት ስምንት ዓመታት የ‹‹193/763 ሰማያዊዎች›› ነበረኝ:: “አስከ 25ኛው ሰአት ድረስ አላቋርጥም ምክኛቱም አሁን የምኖረው በሰማያዊ ተስፋ ላይ ነውና” አለ ዘማሪው ኤሪክ ክላፕተንም!፡፡እኔም [...]

የአባይ ወንዝ ህዳሴ ግድብ ትርፎች

Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 10:06 AM ed

ሠርቶ ወይንስ ሰርቆ?

Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 10:06 AM ed

Desta volume two comes out

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 @ 03:06 AM ed

Zigzag diplomacy: Ethio-Qatari relations

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 @ 03:06 AM ed

Ethiopia: Rise of the Blue Cheetahs!

Monday, June 10, 2013 @ 02:06 AM Alma

Al Mariam–Y’all remember me talking, writing and raving about Ethiopia’s Cheetahs, the young generation, for years now. (How hip is it for a venerable member of Ethiopia’s Hippo Generation to rave about the Cheetahs?) Well, I want to make it official. I done crossed the generation gap and gone over to the Cheetahs’ lair. Yep! I sold out. Double-crossed them Hippos. Hippos ain’t hip enough for me no more. I am now a “Chee-Hippo”

Troubled higher education in Ethiopia

Saturday, June 8, 2013 @ 06:06 PM ed

BY: Zelalem Abate 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, teacher, or [...]

Voice from the grave

Saturday, June 8, 2013 @ 05:06 PM ed

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 to bury the warlord who was in the freezer for a month or so. We witnessed the bullying power of the TPLF party that forced every department, every keble and every household to send a representative and show sorrow for a person hated and reviled by all living Ethiopians.

የሕዝብ ድሎች ሲመዘገቡ-ሲጣጣሙ፤

Saturday, June 8, 2013 @ 05:06 PM ed

ኢህአዴግ ጣና በለስን ለምን አፈራረሰው?

Saturday, June 8, 2013 @ 05:06 PM ed

Support journalist Araya Tesfamariam

Saturday, June 8, 2013 @ 05:06 PM ed

The Blue Party and the Diaspora

Saturday, June 8, 2013 @ 05:06 PM ed

As a hyperactive child who had foolishly tried at one point to outrun his own shadow, I was taught a parable in an attempt to enlighten me about the facts of life, specifically about patience, fortitude, and perseverance. The story I was told was about a man who had lost his eyesight in both eyes when he was about seven years old due to smallpox, and had lived all of his life in total darkness.

The bankrupt propagandist

Friday, June 7, 2013 @ 10:06 AM ed

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 [...]

ምርጫ ህወሃት ወይስ ግብጽ?

Thursday, June 6, 2013 @ 11:06 AM ed

Kerry-ing on with African Dictators

Thursday, June 6, 2013 @ 01:06 AM ed

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 [...]

Ethiopia Dam to Affect Egypt, Says Irrigation Minister

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 @ 11:06 AM ed

Cairo, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Irrigation Minister Mohamed Bahaa El-Din said that the Ethiopia Grand Renaissance Dam will have a negative impact on Egypt”s electricity-generating capacity, reported official sources today. At a meeting between electricity ministry officials and members of Egypt’s Shura Council (the upper house of parliament), Bahaa El-Din asserted that the Ethiopian dam, [...]

The need to move forward

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 @ 11:06 AM ed

By Shimelis Amare Recently, I spent about six weeks in Ethiopia and what I have seen and observed reinforce the opinion I have regarding the current government: on one hand they are successfully working to transform the nation and to eradicate poverty, and on the other hand, they are miserably failing to build strong and [...]

Is the anti-corruption crusade for real?

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 @ 11:06 AM ed

Is the anti-corruption crusade for real? By Hindessa Abdul Around 60 people have been arrested on suspicion of various charges that can be bundled as corruption. The detention of Melaku Fenta, the Director General of the Ethiopian Revenue and Customs Authority (ERCA) with the rank of a minister; his powerful deputy, along with a coterie [...]

አገዛዙ አማራጭ እያጣ ነው

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 @ 11:06 AM ed

Free to protest

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 @ 10:06 AM ed

The Economist–A RARE flicker of political protest graced the streets of Ethiopia’s otherwise regimented capital, Addis Ababa, on June 2nd. Demonstrators marched peacefully through the city, many carrying pictures of imprisoned loved ones. Later they gathered on Churchill Avenue, the capital’s main thoroughfare, where they were told that a new struggle had begun. Yilekal Getachew, [...]

ኢትዮጵያ ተነስታለች !

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 @ 02:06 AM ed

ፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ እንደ ኢትዮጵያ አቆጣጠር ግንቦት 20 1983 መለስ ዜናዊና ሽምቅ ተዋጊዎቹ ከላሽኒኮቭ ደግነው የጅ ቦንቦች ታጥቀው አዲስ አበባን ወረው ገቡባት፡፡ ወደ ከተማው ሲገቡ ዴሞክራሲን እናመጣለን፤ ከግፈበኛው የወታደራዊ አገዛዝ እንላቅቃለን የሚል ቱልቱላ ነበር ቃል ኪዳናቸው፡፡ የከተማው ነዋሪም በመለስተኛ ጉጉት በተስፋ አስተናገዳቸው፤ ተቀበላቸው፡፡ ላለፉት 17 ዓመታትም በላያቸው ላይ ተጭኖ ከነበረው የጭቆና አገዛዝ [...]

እኛ ያልነው ለፉገራ…

Monday, June 3, 2013 @ 09:06 AM ed

ሰልፍ ተጀምሯል

Sunday, June 2, 2013 @ 10:06 AM ed

Meles Zenawi and our money

Friday, May 31, 2013 @ 10:05 AM ed

By Yilma Bekele The last seven years or so I have been writing opinion pieces on the political situation in our homeland. Naturally Ihave 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 people. [...]

ፅድቅ እና የሟቹ “ባለራዕይ”ድርሰት

Thursday, May 30, 2013 @ 02:05 AM ed

የኢትዮጵያ ትንሣኤ!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 @ 03:05 PM ed

ፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ የአፍሪካ አንድነት ድርጅት (ኦ ኤ ዩ) የአፍሪካ ሕብረት (ኤ ዩ በየአፍሪካ አንድነትን የተካው) ባለፈው ሳምንት በአዲስ አበባ ከተማ  የወርቅ ኢዩቤልዩውን በማክበር ላይ ነው፡፡ በሜይ 1963 አፍሪካ አንድነት ሲመሰረት፤የጋናው ፕሬዜዳንት ክዋሚ ንኩርማ የመዝጊያ ንግግሩን የደመደመበት በተለይ በእድገት ላይ ያለችውንና ተቀኚ የነበሩትን የአፍሪካ ሃገራት ወደ ነጻነት ለመራችው ኢትዮጵያ ለክብሯ በመረጠውና ባዘጋጀው ግጥሙ ነበር፡፡ ግርማዊ ቀዳማዊ [...]

ለደብረ ሰላም መድኃኔዓለም ቤተ ክርስቲያን መዕመናን የቀረበ ጥሪ

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 @ 02:05 AM ed

Ethiopia Shall Rise!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 11:05 AM ed

Alemayehu G Mariam H.I.M. Haile Selassie and bronze statue of Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah 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 [...]

Addressing the African rulers

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 11:05 AM ed

By Belayneh Abate I don’t have to say dears because you are not our dears; neither do I need to say leaders precisely because you are not our leaders.  If I must address you by a phrase, I would rather say the hated- monstrous rulers. Are you really here to celebrate the anniversary of African [...]

ግንቦት 20 ሲመጣ…

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 11:05 AM ed

Message of His Holiness Abune Merkorios

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 11:05 AM ed

በየፊናችን እየተማረርን መማራችን ለበጎ ነው

Monday, May 27, 2013 @ 11:05 AM ed

ዚምባብዌና ሶማሊያ በኢትዮጵያ

Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 10:05 AM ed

Abune Petros in our heart

Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 10:05 AM ed

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 [...]

ወያኔ ሕወሃት ያልከበደው ኢትዮጵያዊ ማነው?

Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 10:05 AM ed

ፍሲካም ጾም ሆነ

Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 09:05 AM ed

Court ruling, another missed opportunity

Friday, May 3, 2013 @ 09:05 AM ed

CIVICUS Today, Freedom Now, Amnesty International, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, the Committee to Free Eskinder Nega, the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, English PEN, the International Press Institute, the International Women’s Media Foundation, Media Legal Defence Initiative, the National Press Club, PEN American Center, PEN [...]

Ethiopia: Terrorism Law Decimates Media

Friday, May 3, 2013 @ 09:05 AM ed

(Nairobi) – The Ethiopian government should mark World Press Freedom Day, on May 3, 2013, by immediately releasing all journalists jailed under the country’s deeply flawed anti-terrorism law. On May 2, 2013, the Supreme Court upheld an 18-year sentence under the anti-terrorism law for Eskinder Nega Fenta, a journalist and blogger who received the 2012 PEN Freedom to Write Award.

Mengistu and our moral compass

Thursday, May 2, 2013 @ 11:05 AM ed

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. [...]

ሕወሃት- አድሮ ጥጃ

Thursday, May 2, 2013 @ 11:05 AM ed

ልጄ በድብቅ እስር ቤት ግፍ እየተፈፀመበት ይገኛል

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 @ 11:05 AM ed

Open letter to African Media Initiative

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 @ 11:05 AM ed

Mr.Amadou Mahtar Ba Chief Executive Officer African Media Initiative (AMI) Dear Sir, Before I get to the crux of my letter, it’s in order to introduce myself and in what capacity I am writing this letter to you. I am an Ethiopian national exiled in Uganda. Because of my active contribution to the media in [...]

በአማርኛ ተናጋሪ ወገኖቻችን የዘር ማጽዳትና ማጥፋት ዘመቻ

Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 11:04 AM ed

መሪ አጣን አሉ እያሉ ማለዘን ይቁም

Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 11:04 AM ed

ወረራ የተባበበሩት መንግስታት

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 @ 10:04 AM ed

”ፍየል ወዲህ…”

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 @ 10:04 AM ed

Siwan: Live to tell the tale

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 @ 10:04 AM ed

By Hindessa Abdul The term boat people came into the political lexicon in the 1970s with the Vietnamese escaping communism to settle in other countries. Then the term started to be used in other spots of the world, including the Caribbean in the1980s when Cubans and Haitians flocked to the United States fleeing political and economic [...]

ይሸንጎ ሁለተኛ ጠቅላላ ጉባኤ ሊካሄድ ነዉ

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 @ 10:04 AM ed

አይ ግዜ!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 @ 10:04 AM ed

እዉነተኛና ዘላቂ ግንባታ

Monday, April 22, 2013 @ 10:04 AM ed

I am an Amhara

Monday, April 22, 2013 @ 10:04 AM ed

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 [...]

Stop ethnic cleansing against Amharas

Saturday, April 20, 2013 @ 05:04 PM ed

New State Department report exposes attrocities

Saturday, April 20, 2013 @ 04:04 PM ed

Myopic TPLF warlords in airtight cage

Saturday, April 20, 2013 @ 04:04 PM ed

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 [...]

የዓሣ ግማቱ ከአናቱ!!

Saturday, April 20, 2013 @ 04:04 PM ed

Hundreds of thousands face relocation in Ethiopia’s land grab

Thursday, April 18, 2013 @ 10:04 AM ed

By GORDON BENNETT (African Review) Ethiopia may until recently have been a byword for famine, but in one part of the country at least there are people who have lived largely without outside help for hundreds of years. With the connivance of the British government, this is about to change forever. The tribes of the [...]

ነገም አንድ የሚያደርገን ቅመም ምን ይሆን?

Thursday, April 18, 2013 @ 10:04 AM ed

አሸንፈው በአንድነትህ

Thursday, April 18, 2013 @ 10:04 AM ed

Behind the Ethnic Cleansing in Benishangul-Gumuz

Thursday, April 18, 2013 @ 03:04 AM ed

By Fekade Shewakena–The despicable and barbaric action of targeting, evicting and deporting ethnic Amaharas from the Benishangul-Gumuz ethnic state in western Ethiopia is a horrific crime and a crime against humanity by any measure and the outrage of Ethiopians across the world is justified. The stories we hear from the victims themselves and the witnesses who saw it are heart wrenching.

A girl band appeals for justice

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 10:04 AM ed

ነገም አንድ የሚያደርገን ቅመም ምን ይሆን?

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 10:04 AM ed

ENTC answers FAQs

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 10:04 AM ed

የለገደንቢ ወርቅ ሽያጭ ድራማ!!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 @ 10:04 AM ed

Welcome to the whipped nation- FDRE

Monday, April 15, 2013 @ 02:04 AM ed

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 [...]

ከበባ ዓለም ባንክ

Monday, April 15, 2013 @ 02:04 AM ed

የአማራ ህዝብ ስቃይ እንዲያበቃ ወያኔን መቅበር ይኖርብናል

Monday, April 15, 2013 @ 02:04 AM ed

ሰሜን ኮሪያና ወጣቱ ዝንጀሮ

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 @ 11:04 AM ed

Court delays terror case appeals

Monday, April 8, 2013 @ 11:04 AM ed

ADDIS ABABA (AFP) — An Ethiopian court on Monday delayed again the appeal of blogger Eskinder Nega and opposition leader Andualem Arage, who were jailed last year for terror-related offences. Eskinder and Andualem were among 24 people jailed in July 2012 on terror-related charges. “The judges have requested further time to assess all the evidence [...]

ሰላማዊ ትግል እና የመለስ ራዕይ

Monday, April 8, 2013 @ 10:04 AM ed

የቁም ኑዛዜ (የጎንቻው)

Monday, April 8, 2013 @ 10:04 AM ed

Ethiopia: Right in Prison, Wrong on the Throne

Monday, April 8, 2013 @ 01:04 AM ed

By Prof. Al 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 possessed of indomitable dignity?

The Scramble for Ethiopia

Friday, April 5, 2013 @ 11:04 AM ed

By 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 the [...]

22 Years On: The Caravan Still Rolls On

Friday, April 5, 2013 @ 11:04 AM ed

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 faction would emerge the winner.

ዕድገትና ለውጥ በኢትዮጵያ

Friday, April 5, 2013 @ 11:04 AM ed

Land and Ethiopia’s Corruptocracy

Sunday, March 31, 2013 @ 11:03 PM ed

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 members who can make a difference. [...]

Political prisoners in Ethiopia

Sunday, March 31, 2013 @ 09:03 PM ed

By Birtukan Mideksa–Although Ethiopia has its first new prime minister in 17 years – so far, the government has failed to right a long history of wrongs. With prisoners of conscience still languishing in its prisons, Ethiopia must receive the clear message – especially from allies like the United States – that continued human rights violations will not be tolerated.

ለዜጎች መሞት፣ መፈናቀልና መሰደድ ተጠያቂው መንግስት ነው!!!

Sunday, March 31, 2013 @ 08:03 PM ed

ቅዱሳንን እና ብጹአንን ያያችሁ

Sunday, March 31, 2013 @ 08:03 PM ed

The general assembly of the EPRDF

Sunday, March 31, 2013 @ 08:03 PM ed

By Jonas Tamiru The general assembly of EPRDF got underway on Saturday 23rd March 2013 at BAHIRDAR, where the four mainmember parties and other partner parties united to discuss the issues concerning the EPRDF. Foreign parties that were invited to the general assembly were also present at the venue and some even went further to [...]

EPRDF’s ethnic policy imperils the goal of AU

Sunday, March 31, 2013 @ 08:03 PM ed

By Robele Ababya Unity of Ethiopia is paramount The EPRDF regime is killing, arbitrarily arresting and encouraging ethnic cleansing; therefore an all-inclusive struggle in self-defense is morally and legally justified. The Amharas and Oromos are the main victims of such heinous crimes and must rely on their combined overwhelming majority and join other progressive democratic [...]

Food as an ambassador

Sunday, March 31, 2013 @ 08:03 PM ed

Chinua Achebe is not Dead

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 @ 11:03 PM ed

By Belayneh Abate Many news outlets broadcasted the death of Chinua Achebe.  His flesh that he shares with us and other animals might have changed its physical form. But how could a soul embellished with wits and wisdoms such as the following die? “They are very clever. They came quietly and peaceably with their religion. [...]

የማይረሳ ታሪክ በኢትዮጵያ ተሰራ!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 @ 02:03 AM ed

የትናንቷን እሁድ በወፍ በረር ስንቃኛት

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 @ 02:03 AM ed

Open letter to His Holiness Pope Francis

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 @ 02:03 PM ed