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From year to year the condition of Ethiopian women worsens as the dictatorship in Addis Abeba play havoc with the lives and destiny of women. Young Ethiopian women are trafficked to the Middle East to suffer racism, violence, crude exploitation and death of all sorts. Presently more than 45,000 are sent to domestic slavery in Saudi Arabia. Every month no less than eight young Ethiopian girls are killed or commit suicide in the Middle Eastern countries.
By Jon Carter
Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
Oil exploration company Tullow Oil Plc (LON: TLW) discovered crude minerals along the Kenyan and Ethiopian borders along the Tertiary rift.
Tullow was under a fair amount of pressure to discover more oil after a disappointing trading performance in January and a failure to find oil off the coast of French Guiana last year.
The Suri people inhabiting the Lower Omo region are being chased of their lands, imprisoned, tortured and even killed by the regime in Addis Abeba that is overseeing the huge Gilgel Gibe III project and because it has given vast tract of land in Lower Omo valley (500,000 hectares) to mainly Malaysian (Indian and Chinese are also present)
By Jonas Tameru
Ethiopia’s Muslim populace has over the past couple of months, been on the uprising with a long list of demands considered unacceptable by the EPRDF. A mess created by the government itself is now proving hard to clean up. In turn it has evoked a wave protests by the Muslim masses in the country.
February 26, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – A senior Saudi Arabian official unleashed a barrage of attack against Ethiopia saying that the Horn of Africa nation is posing a threat to the Nile water rights of Egypt and Sudan.
By Helen Epstein
America’s new drone base in the West African city of Niamey, Niger, announced by the White House on Friday, further expands our counter-terrorism activity in Africa. It’s also consistent with the militaristic emphasis of the Obama administration’s engagement with the continent. This may help contain the spread of jihadist violence in specific cases, but by failing to address persistent abuses of human rights by our African military allies, America is also undermining its own development investments that are intended to lift millions of people out of poverty and ensure the continent’s peace, stability, and economic growth.
By Qemeru Dessalegn
We, Ethiopians are celebrating the117TH years of Adiwa victory over the Italian fascist colonial invasion war. It is this day and forever, we Ethiopians should and must remembering our brave forefathers known or unknown Ethiopians-like Menelik II, Tseayitu, Tewedros, Alulla, Yohannes, Ras Mulugeta, Dej. Afework, Abune Petros, Balcha,…etc, we have to honor the sacrifice of those who worked procures the freedom we have.
By Yilma Bekele
Please follow the link above and watch the YouTube video before reading this article.
This is Debretsion Ethiopian Orthodox Church in London England. The picture seems to have been taken on a cold winter day. It is such a beautiful church. Doesn’t it look so serene and peaceful? I am sure it is that most of the time. But according to this video it was nothing but serene a few weeks back. The best way to express the twenty one minute video is it felt like was watching a scene where the mental patients have taken over the asylum.
By Tesfay Atsbeha
It is being disseminated that a certain group of the TPLF and Bereket are trying to purge some veteran members of the TPLF. Purges are not new in the TPLF, but it is a break from the tradition of the TPLF, if a group has really disclosed its intention before taking an irrevocable measure.
Here is a statement of declaration released by the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewhaedo Church-in-Exile based on deliberations at its latest Synodal Meeting held from January 15-18 in Los Angeles, California. The statement discusses in detail the failed peace and reconciliation effort to end the division within the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (EOTC), why it failed, and who was responsible for the failure. Moreover, the declaration contains several resolutions intended to reach out to all Diaspora EOTCs, including those that have remained neutral for almost two decades, while offering a set of goals that the Exiled Synod seeks to accomplish in the years ahead
Time and again Italy has not only ignored the crimes of Mussolini in Ethiopia, but reveled in it. Recently, a monument was built in Italy in memory of Grazinai, the butcher of Addis Abeba, the perpetrator of massacres in Ethiopia. The Vatican has up to now refused to apologize to the Ethiopian people for blessing….. Read More>>>
Pastoralists living in the Omo valley are being forcibly relocated, imprisoned and killed due to plans to build a massive dam that will turn the region into a major centre for commercial farming.
Human rights abuses in Ethiopia's Lower Omo valley are said to be rampant, with tribal leaders imprisoned, dozens of people killed and troops cracking down on dissent ahead of the building of a massive dam, which is forcing the relocation of some of the most remote tribes in Africa.
12. February 2013 by Assimba.
By Yilma Bekele
We always think of our people to be so loving that welcome a stranger into their homes and share what little they have. Our language is full of sayings about being a good host, a great neighbor and a kind human. Sharing what you have, helping those in need and putting others ahead play a central theme in all our folklores. At least that is what we try to believe and that is what we tell ourselves and each other every opportunity we get. What a kind and loving people we are is a common mantra.
On this UN sponsored day, SOCEPP joins the international community in condemning female genital mutilation which is practiced in quite a few parts of Ethiopia and Africa.
Nairobi, February 1, 2013--Ethiopian security forces have detained for two weeks without charge the editor of a newsmagazine and accused him of incitement to terrorism, according to local journalists. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities to release Solomon Kebede immediately and halt their harassment of journalists affiliated with the weekly Ye Muslimoch Guday.
By Wondusirak Ainalem
“Many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.”
The above quote best describes Professor Messay Kebede, the fanatic Derg high level blue uniform wearing cadre who now lives in exile in the USA and spews out, time and again, vitriolic attacks against Ethiopian intellectuals who fought and died for their country.
Response to Professor Tesfatsion Medane discussion paper on Eritrea !!!
I read an interesting discussion paper dated Jan. 2013 about Eritrea in
Amharic by Professor Tesfatsion Medehane posted on your website. The
writer talk of "development" in Tigray as a magnet for future "Tigray
Tigregnet" without explaining the main reason, looting the rest of
Ethiopia, is not sincere. Most of all the writer completely ignored the
Badme War, 1998-2000. Was that war between "Eritreans" and "Tigray
Tigregnet" advocates ? Without explaining that war and the current impasse
between Asmara and Woyane this piece failed to generate interesting
by Walle Engedayehu, Ph.D.
This is yet another small contribution, among others that this author has made in the most recent past, to the dialogue that has shaped the latest postings on issues concerning the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (EOTC). Thought-provoking analyses have appeared on the Diaspora Ethiopian websites immediately following the recent fiasco of the peace and unity meetings between the representatives of the two Holy Synods— the Exiled and the home-based— in the United States.
30. January 2013 by Assimba. By Yilma Bekele
“The tragic reality of today is reflected in the true plight of our spiritual existence. We are spineless and cannot stand straight.“ Ai Weiwei - Chinese dissident.
As a concept there is nothing wrong with Federalism as a system of government. There are plenty of examples of such arrangement like as in the USA, Canada, Germany, Mexico and India among others where it has shown to work. That is the system TPLF under Meles and company told the Ethiopian people that they are attempting to construct. It has been over twenty years now since the work has started and the question in front of us is, how is it going?