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APRIL 18/2015

OPEN LETTER TO THE US STATE DEPARTMENT

SOCEPP would like to formally register its firm objection and rejection of the fallacious statements made by the head of the political department, Mme Windy Sherman

EPRP PROTESTS AGAINST AFROPHOBIA AND KILLINGS IN SOUTH AFRICA

The EPRP strongly protests the ongoing Afrophobia campaign and the brutal killings of refugees in Durban and other places in South Africa. It is shameful to note that Afrophobic radio programs, the son of Jacob Zuma and even the King of Zulu, Goodwill Zwelrthini, have sprinkled petrol over the fire (demanding that the refuges leave, accusing the refugees of every ill of South Africa,  of being dirty, causing car accidents and of even plotting a coup d'état) and sent the mobs on a killing spree against Africans

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Mobs in South Africa attacked shops owned by immigrants in a poor area of Johannesburg early Saturday following similar violence in another part of the country that killed six people, according to media reports.

The Great Illusion Part VI Isaias Afwerki's Colonial Question

By Worku Aberra

Fictional stories serve useful purposes. Ethiopians tell teret, parables to convey a moral message; and Isaias, the EPLF, and its supporters have been telling the fiction that "Eritrea was a colony of Ethiopia" to sanction independence. Today, other ethnic fundamentalist groups, including the TPLF in the past, are doing the same.

Empire and Colonialism: Rich Men in London Still Deciding Africa’s Future

By Colin Todhunter:  Some £600 million in UK aid money courtesy of the taxpayer is helping big business increase its profits in Africa via the New Alliance ......

 

Petitioning UNHCR  Requesting the evacuation and resettlement of Ethiopian and Eritrean Refugees in Yemen to other countries in the diaspora

The Great Illusion Part V Isaias Afwerki’s Language of Politics and his Politics of Language

By Worku Aberra

Politicians of all hues are infamous for misusing a language for their political ends. And Isaias’ interview provides an excellent case study of falsehoods, subterfuges, euphemisms, and obfuscations.

Ethiopia, Kenya and the leadership vacuum.

By Yilma Bekele

Somalia would take a long time to recover and start acting like a Nation. Kenya the sane among the group has entered the warring Nations club.

The Great Illusion Part III Isaias Afwerki and Ethnic Fundamentalism


By Worku Aberra

Perspectives on the Declaration of Principles regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Minga Negash, Seid Hassan, Mammo Muchie and Abu Girma

What does Adowa mean for Ethiopians and the rest of Africa? What is left from the Victory of Adowa? What do we owe our patriotic mothers and fathers who saved Ethiopia from Colonial Domination ?


Fekadu Bekele (Ph D)
April 5, 2015

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Top WHO official in Thailand denies maid slavery claims

(theguardian.com)

The World Health Organisation’s top official in Thailand has denied beating his Ethiopian domestic helper and treating her like a modern day slave.
The 25-year-old unnamed maid filed a complaint with police last month accusing Dr Yonas Tegegn, the WHO’s representative in Thailand, and his wife of abusing her and forcing her to work without pay for nearly two years.

The Great Illusion - Part I The Politics of Reconciliation?

By Worku Aberra

The Great Illusion Part II - Isaias Afwerki's dictatorship in Eritrea and democracy in Ethiopia

By Worku Aberra

Yemen in our prayers.

By Yilma Bekele
Poor Yemen is fast becoming the new playground of every wanabe strong Arab regime in the Middle East. Yemen is a safe location where they could test their acquired toys and pretend to act like a real army fighting real battles.

Fallacious Election of Ethiopia and Its Disasters

By Nathnael Abate M/ Norway
Date 27 03 201

Nile Dam Tripartite Agreement: who loses and who benefits? Why we should not celebrate too soon

Aklog Birara (DR)

Eritrea blighted by 'ruthless repression' and human rights violations, says UN

Eritrean government accused of failing to cooperate with UN inquiry as abuses including detention and enforced military service are highlighted

Save me from the kindness of my friends.

By Yilma Bekele

We all have a few issues. Some are real while a few are due to ignorance but somewhere in between there are some topics raised by some folks that stops you on your track. All one can do is stand back, raise an eyebrow, take a breath and exclaim 'what is that all about?'

Obo Lencho Leta, a man who forgot the 2005 Ethiopian Election!!

By Tedla Asfaw

Obo Lencho Leta shared  his opinion on what is wrong in the coming Ethiopian election here. (http://www.ethiomedia.com/101facts/4438.html)
He failed to mention the 2005 election as a good example of what Transparent Election is about. Before the May 2005 election there was public debate open for all unlike the current one.

From 119 This Year to 120 Next Year : Celebrating Adwa Victory as the Significant African Victory over World Empire

By Mammo Muchie

Presented first on 27 February, Kara Heritage Institute, Pretoria, South Africa (http://www.kara.co.za/)

 NES COMMENTARY No.38

ወግ ነው ሲዳሩ ማልቀስ! አይታክቴው አድርባይ በየነ ጴጥሮስ የወያኔውን አባይ ጸሐዬን እጅ ጨብጦ ሲመርቀን እነሆ ።

Jaw bone fossil discovered in Ethiopia is oldest known human lineage remains

theguardian

A lower jaw bone and five teeth discovered on a hillside in Ethiopia are the oldest remains ever found that belong to the genus Homo, the lineage that ultimately led to modern humans.

Tecola and his crocodile tears.

By Yilma Bekele

Crocodile tears (or superficial sympathy) are a false, insincere display of emotion such as a hypocrite crying fake tears of grief. That is what it felt like reading the gentleman’s article after watching the video ‘US Policy: Ethiopia A failed state.’ I was impressed by the powerful presentation.

THE INSULTING PATERNALISM
ON AFRICA

HAMA TUMA

We will never justify but we can understand the smothering paternalism of the whites like the unmentionable actors and singers who have nominated themselves the voice of Africa.

British support for Ethiopia scheme withdrawn amid abuse allegations

The UK has ended its financial support for a controversial development project alleged to have helped the Ethiopian government fund a brutal resettlement programme. Hundreds of people have been forced from their land as a result of the scheme, while there have also been reports of torture, rape and beatings.

Ethiopia shall overcome.

By Yilma Bekele


In May of 2005 the noble idea of bringing change by peaceful means died a violent death in Ethiopia. The Tigrai People Front declared in no uncertain terms power sharing is not part of the equation. They have proved it three times since then. What part of that do we have a problem accepting?

February 24/2015

Repression Stepped Up Linked to Coming May "Election"


General elections in Ethiopia have proved as fruitful as milking the bull. The noted 2005 election led to the defeat of the ruling regime but it decreed martial law, shot some 223 people dead, rigged the election, jailed thousands of opponents and carried on business as usual. Every election time that comes the repression intensifies. It is no different this time as the May general election approaches.

THE HIGH COST OF SATIRE AND DOUBLE STANDARDS

       By Hama Tuma

Ethiopians have bitter sweet sayings and proverbs in line with their tradition of double entendres-- or wax and gold. What you hear is not the real message, what you see is not real at all. Go figure. Your mouth is your first enemy--shut it up. And so we say God does not quarrel with you without first preparing a big feast for you. Saydegis aytalam. Self delusion? Maybe, maybe not. May be a cloud has actually no silver lining.

ANTI SOCEPP CAMPAIGN DENOUNCED

Who should advocate for Isayas Afewerki-
the Eritreans themselves or Ethiopians?
Getachew Reda (Editor Ethiopian Semay)
Response to Tedla Assfaw

I have never advocated for Isayas
rather for his Victims Ato Getachew Reda !!!!
Tedla Asfaw

The Red Terror Victims in 1971(1979) at Hossaena in Kembata and Hadiya Awuraja ,Southern Showa ,Ethiopia

The UK Court Hearing: Dispute in Reese Adbarat London St. Mary of Debre Tsion

Ethiopia-visions of the final battle.

By Yilma Bekele

We all should thank the Central Committee of Tigrai Peoples Liberation Front for making things a little clearer in our country. When election season is close the TPLF removes all pretenses and makes itself visible to the citizen of Ethiopia.

THE GELDOF SWINDLE ( or THE BUSINESS OF AID )

By Hama Tuma

“Bod Geldof is a humanitarian activist. He is also an egotist, a celebrity economist, and quite wrong on Africa”. So wrote, politely, Mr.Greg Mills in the Guardian of March 8/2013. Bob Geldof is a also a businessman who has much profited from the aid business or from what some call the business of hunger.

Elections and helicopter-an Ethiopian drama.

By Yilma Bekele  

I am thinking you must have read my last report on Ethiopian helicopters that made an unauthorized trip to Eritrea. I felt I left the story hanging out there and it is not just fair to my readers not having a closure on the subject. Some might say why dwell on that when there are so many things to discuss regarding our country. I listened and went about looking for important subjects I could write about to enrich our life and become a better informed Diaspora.

Atlanta man pleads guilty to Ethiopian adoption fraud scheme

What does it take to get the helicopters back?

By Yilma Bekele

Network of Ethiopian Scholars (NES) December 31, 2014

Title:  South Africa’s Democratic Transition and Transformation from 1994-2014: What Difference Has It Made to date?

By Mammo Muchie

Friends I knew who were killed by Derg’s Red Terror Campaign.

Eritrean needs, Ethiopian want and International desires

By Obo Arada Shawl

January 1, 2015

First of all, regardless of our calendars let us say one another “Happy New Year 2015”. Next, let us predict what will be in store for year 2015 and beyond.

Human Rights Violations in Polarized Ethiopia: time for a shift in paradigm of thinking Part II

Aklog Birara (DR)

Kidnapped, raped and left for dead: who will protect Ethiopia's girls?

One day in early October, Hanna Lalango, 16, did not return from school to her home in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, at the usual time. Her father Lalongo Hayesso was worried about his youngest daughter.

Shipwreck Kills Over a Dozen Ethiopian Migrants Trying to Reach Yemen

By DEC. 8, 2014 (New York Times)

SANA, Yemen — At least 21 migrants from Ethiopia drowned while trying to reach the coast of Yemen, according to the United Nations refugee agency, which has recorded a sharp increase this year in the number of people who have died while attempting the crossing, mainly from the Horn of Africa.

Human Rights in Polarized Ethiopia: the need for collaboration

November 30, 2014 -Aklog Birara (DR) - Part one of three

Italian police arrest Eritrean gang who smuggled migrants

Ten suspected migrant smugglers were arrested on Wednesday in Italy and Germany, including the alleged ringleader behind a treacherous journey that killed an estimated 244 people off the coast of Libya in June.

The alleged human traffickers, who were picked up in an operation called Tokhla, were all Eritrean. They were charged with conspiracy and aiding illegal immigration. An 11th Eritrean was arrested for harbouring the migrants.

 

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EPRP Norway Candellight to memorialize Gemoraw and others

የወያኔ መሠረቱ ኢትዮጵያዊነት እንዳልነበረ ከዚህ በታች በማኒፌስቶ ያቀመጠውን ታሪካዊ ሰንድ ያንብቡ። ዛሬ ላይ ኢትዮጵያዊ ሊሆን በፍጹም አይችልም።


IN MEMORY OF THE EPRP POLITICAL PRISONERS WHO WERE EXECUTED BY THE RULING TPLF

"…Money will not buy you freedom, freedom has to come from the bottom of your heart, and when you keep on struggling you will be free…" History of Red Terror is being told by Ali Saeed in the newly opened Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Ethiopian protesters occupied Woyane's Embassy in Sweden

PREVAIL – THE WAR IN AFRICA THAT CHANGED THE WORLD [Book Trailer]

ኢትዮጵያዊው ወጣት ስለ ኢሕአፓ ምን ይላል?


Interview with the Most Senior Ethiopian Artist Telela Kebede By Debteraw Website


We should join our hands and say enough!!

The NYU professor and best-selling author Economist William Easterly makes his case for a radical rethinking of approaches to global development.

Harvard Professor Defending Menelik's Legacy and Bravery

 

የኢሳት ጋዜጠኞች የሚሠሩት ለኢትዮጵያዊነት ወይስ የኦነግን ወንጀሎች ለመሸፋፈን? ከዚህ በታች ያለውን ቪዲዮ እንደኛ ተመልክተው ይታዘቡ።


Kibrework Workalemahu
Red Terror victim...Read more>>> 

አንነሳም ወይ!
(አዲስ ግጥም ያድምጡ)

Courageousness VS.Greediness(From summra Akale,7th grader)

State of Emergency

Watch this captivating video, showing life in Ethiopia as it is many times, a state of emergency.





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