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Communications via AGN   between Eritreans and Ethiopians

Obo Arada Aba Shawl (an Ethiopian) Wolde Tewolde (an Eritrean)
February 13, 2016

Ever since I began writing any piece of article on the 13th of each month, I was not rebelling; rather I was complying with my DOB on Paque’men, the 13th month of our calendar. There is a lot of literature known and unknown written about the number thirteen.

AGN means Alpha-GE’EZ-Numeric


Oromo Protesters Burned Down Properties. Should we Condemn or Condone It?  
Who’s to Blame? Could it Repeated Itself in Other Regions?

By Seid Hassan, Ph.D.

ARDUF Condemns the State Instigated Inter-ethnic Violence in Gambella Region

Afar Revolutionary Democratic
Unity Front (ARDUF)

The Perils of Ethnic Federalism - Part II: Defenders of the Killils

By Worku Aberra (PhD)

More action needed to stop human rights violations in Ethiopia

Published on Thursday, 04 February 2016 08:16

CIVICUS spoke to Yared Hailemariam, the director of Association for Human Rights in Ethiopia (AHRE), concerning the recent killing of protesters in the country.

The Danger Of a Single Story and What We Ethiopians Can Do About It

By Assegid Habtewold1
Based on Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Adichie's Global TED Talk, which was filmed in 2009, I recently wrote a blog. The talk was very powerful- over 9 million people have watched it.

Once Thought Extinct, 'Lost' Group of Lions Discovered in Africa

Scientists on an expedition found lions living in a remote corner of Ethiopia and Sudan, raising hopes for the embattled species.

Eritrean/Ethiopian Youth: What is your priority, Political cause or political party?

Obo Arada Aba Shawl (an Ethiopian) ወልደ ተወልደ (an Eritrean)
February 3, 2016

Explaining Ethiopian Soaring Real Estate and Property Prices

Seid Hassan- Murray State University
February 1, 2016

Ethiopians NYC Demonstration scheduled for February 8, 2016.

Political Ebola: The Case of Ethiopia
Lemlem Tsegaw

The Perils of Ethnic Federalism - Part I: The Dangers of Ethnic Politics

By Worku Aberra (PhD)

The recent student uprising in Oromia has brought into sharp focus the unsustainability of ethnic federalism in Ethiopia. The student unrest was sparked by the government’s decision to expand the city of Addis Ababa into the surrounding areas, but the real cause of the unrest lies in ethnic politics that has created ethnic federalism. Over the last 25 years, the regime has practised ethnic politics, stifling democratic rights, infringing upon civil liberties, and virtually eliminating the political space for the opposition. The results are ominous. Ethnic politics, if the experience of other countries is any lesson, engenders instability, turmoil, civil wars, and genocide.


Hama Tuma

Cursed are we are, as they often say, we  Africans have produced a new virus that is presently holding  the world in awe. Remember when they said Africa gave the world HIV, the Nile Virus, the Tsetse fly,  dengue and Ebola? As for the last one, there is no doubt it as ours as famine as it loyally and exclusively killed thousands of Africans and not dared touch the Chinese and other foreigners who populate Western Africa.

Political cause or political party? The next step for Eritrean and Ethiopian Youth

By Obo Arada Aba Shawl (Ethiopian) alias Wolde Tewolde (Eritrean)
January 23, 2016
This article is written exclusively for the Ethiopian and Eritrean Youth who were born in 1986 and are currently going uphill, the hill of what is known as AAGMELAGO This is a conceptual trail starting from the bottom of the Red Sea (Eritrean) to the top of the highest mountain Ras Dashen (Ethiopian).

A Country of Make-Believe Economics

Aklog Birara (Dr) - Part One

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead." - Nelson Mandela There is no single country in the world that was not poor and technologically backward. Equally, I know of no single country worthy its name that does not strive to overcome policy and structural obstacles to free itself from debilitating poverty, hunger and technological backwardness.

Critical mission: one people, many nations in Ethiopia!

By Obo Arada Aba Shawl
January 13, 2016

EPRP’s critical mission and party organization

By Obo Arada Aba Shawl
January 10, 2016


VOA Amharic !!!

Tedla Asfaw

I followed Ato Solomon Kifle interview posted below. Journalism is to inform people and the first thing they do when they invite guests is to ask some well known views of their guest or guests.

Two students die in grenade attack at Ethiopia university

How President Paul Kagame crushed Rwanda’s free press

In Bad News: Last Journalists in a Dictatorship, Anjan Sundaram recalls teaching journalists in Rwanda under the oppressive regime of President Paul Kagame, who last week announced he will stand for a third term, which could see him in power until 2034. In this extract, Sundaram describes the presidential election in 2010, a critical moment in the destruction of a free press

Looking backwards: the case of Eritreans and Ethiopians

Obo Arada Aba Shawl aka Wolde Tewolde
January 1, 2016

Why looking backwards instead of forward could benefit Ethiopians and Eritreans?

I was born somewhere between 1941 and 1943. This is the year when Fascist Italy was defeated in Eritrea as well as in Ethiopia. I was born on the 13th month of Paquemen - the beginning of September, in a village without a vowel. ZGB comprised not more than three hundred household. This village, we call it AADDI was the cornerstone for self-reliance in every aspect of the word. I mean geographically, politically and religiously. But I had to leave ZGB by the age of 5.


December 14, 2015

H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-Moon         
United Nations Secretary General
1st Avenue, 46th Street
New York, NY 10017

Your Excellency:

We the undersigned Ethiopian political parties and civic organizations have the honor to bring to your attention certain developments which do not augur well for the maintenance of peace and security between Ethiopia and the Sudan.

Protest for Ethiopian Civil Rights blocks downtown Seattle streets

Demonstration is in wake of mass killings in Ethiopia

The Red Sea Is Slipping into Total Arab Control

Hey, all you Abyssinians out there.  While you are wasting time squabbling with each other and not talking to each other, the governments of the Arabian Peninsula are eating your lunch.

Ethiopia: TPLF’s tribalism policy is unfolding in front of our eyes. Showing Solidarity is the answer!

By Ewnetu Sime

The Tigray People Liberation Front’s (TPLF) master plan that was designed without people participation has faced strong opposition in Oromia region. For past several weeks, the vast majority Oromo students have displayed peaceful legitimate defiance to the plan.

December 29/2015


Hundreds of peaceful protesters are behind bars and, as usual, torture is extensive. Political activists like Bekele Gerba and Yohanes Tesfaye, journalists like Getachew Shifferaw, students both male and female, and many, many more are jailed. More than 84 have been killed all over the country.

Are armed and non-violent struggles mutually exclusive in today’s Ethiopia?

By Assegid Habtewold

TPLF removed its sheep clothing
Many from the opposition camp figured early on the true nature of TPLF. They were skeptic about its willingness to democratize the country. In effect, they refrained from playing in a game whose rules are set by TPLF. On the contrary, thousands of Ethiopians joined opposition parties with high hope, and participated in elections from 1992 up until the infamous 2005 election.

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One system, two countries: the case of Eritrea and Ethiopia

Obo Arada Aba Shawl aka Wolde Tewolde
December 25, 2015


55 years have elapsed since the Eritrean Liberation began (1960-2015). That is, 55 years the Eritreans were under the yoke of colonial powers (1886-1941 or 1898-1941). The question is when was the Ethiopian colonialization started and ended. It did not end because it was not started, in the first place.

Saudi Arabia and the GCC are Expanding To Eritrea. Geopolitical Implications for Ethiopia

EPRDF's  permanent damage on the country it rules.
By  abatabor  ( Abebe A. Birru)

It seems odd  for citizens  of  Ethiopia  to accuse  the  government  for seceding a part of  their  territory to a neighboring country, without the consent of the people and the parliament.

At least 75 killed in Ethiopia protests: HRW

ARDUF STATEMENT - ARDUF condemns the Brutal Crimes of TPLF/EPRDF

ARDUF condemns in the strongest terms possible the brutal mass murder purportedly of Oromo pupils of Elementary, Secondary and Universities in four corners of Oromo Region by TPLF/EPRDF ruled tyrannical repressive regime.



ONE SYSTEM, TWO COUNTRIES: The case of Eritrea and Ethiopia

By Obo Arada Aba Shawl
December 13, 2015
For over a century, the issue of Eritrea and Ethiopia was never addressed either in economic or in political terms.  Instead there were/are too much political slogans, secrecy and conspiracy. Even now, Eritreans label the Eritrean case as Issaias’s system, they call it NaY Issais Sir’aat! I don’t understand what it means.

Call for Papers 6th International Conference on Africa Unity for Renaissance (AUR)

Many injured in grenade attack on Ethiopian mosque

At least 16 hurt after unknown attacker targets Addis Ababa mosque following Friday prayers.


December 11/2015


Recently the regime in Addis Abeba has killed close to 18 students  and civilians in Ambo,Ginchi,Balo, Western Wellega as overall peaceful protests multiply. Officially, the protests are against the regime's so called Master Plan to expand the size of Addis Abeba and thus appropriate more land from Ambo and other adjacent areas to the detriment of the local people, especially farmers.

The Uncommon Common Market -How the EPLF Plundered Ethiopia’s Wealth Part I

Worku Aberra

Most economists argue that a common market between two or more countries is mutually beneficial, but they also recognize that common markets create winners and losers in each country. To make everybody better off, economists suggest that the winners compensate the losers. In reality, such compensation rarely takes place: the winners enjoy the benefits
and the losers suffer the losses.

Dispatches: Yet Again, a Bloody Crackdown on Protesters in Ethiopia


By Obo Arada Aba Shawl
November 30, 2015

One of the few countries that have carried out a lasting successful Revolution is Ethiopia. It is called the Eway Ethiopian Revolution. It is comparable to the Bolshevik Russian Revolution, The Mao Zedong protracted Guerrilla Revolution and to the American Civil War Revolution. It was neither like the French Revolution of 1789 nor the Arab Spring contemporary Revolution. The Eway Ethiopian Revolution is the attempt to break the cycle of power heritage of the Ethiopian Monarchy, to modernize the bureaucratic government of the Habesha people and to defend the country of Eathiopia i.e. including Eritrea from all types of foreign domination also dubbed as Imperialism both of West and East.


The myth of the only alternative’

It is not uncommon to see the use of craftily coined catch phrases such as the one above to spin political messages in-order to shape public perception. The potency of such phrases is seen in their effectiveness to channel messages and be easily absorbed by target audience. They are also instrumental in diverting the focus of the public from the real and pressing issues. Often such catch phrases veil the real message of a grand political scheme. The title phrase above has been used/abused in our politics by similar anti Ethiopian forces to attain certain political objectives. The only alternative is not only encapsulates a certain political view but it hides truth.

Saudi investors say Ethiopian govt officials ‘robbed’ them- (ARAB NEWS)

It seems right to write about politics about Eritrea vs Ethiopia

By Obo Arada Aba Shawl
November 23, 2015


Politics, in its simplest form, is about relationships. If there is no relationships, there is no politics. Governments involve in politics because communities desire to share hospital services, schools for their children, roads & communications for their daily lives and above all defense for their national security. For these reasons, nations appoint or elect public servants to run the people’s business by sharing costs in the appropriation of the NATIONAL BUDGET.

Magical Thinking about Isis

Adam Shatz


Paris attacks: 'Three teams' involved - prosecutor Molins

Three teams of attackers were involved in the Paris attack in which 129 people were killed and more than 350 wounded, France's chief prosecutor says.


By Oboaradashawl alias Wolde Tewolde
November 13, 2015

Cry for Tigrai.

By Yilma Bekele.

Famine is back in Ethiopia. Famine and Ethiopia have become so interchangeable western comedians don’t feel shame making famine jokes using us as a punch line. How is our first 21st Century famine being welcomed in our precious homeland? I am afraid our response has not changed. Denial, surprise, blame and righteous indignation have been brought out of the closet. The response by the Emperor, the Junta and the ethnically challenged mafia group are typical Ethiopian. ‘Shit happens but this time around it is not as bad as before so give us credit please!

Drought takes terrible toll in Ethiopia

9 November 2015 Last updated at 23:23 GMT

Six Ethiopians Killed in South Africa

Witnesses in Durban, South Africa, say six people of Ethiopian origin have been killed in alleged xenophobic attacks over the past week.

Why Ethiopian women are having fewer children than their mothers

ERITREA vs ERITREANS:  A case of Intellectual and Cultural Revolution

By Obo Arada Aba Shawl aka Wolde Tewolde
November 5, 2015

I guess it is time to be serious with intellectualism and culturalism. The recent attempts of visiting Eritrea and talking about the Eritrean people does indicate, if not some hideous backdoor deals, at least a positive attitude towards ERKANA SELAM with Ethiopia and Ethiopians.

Death from Fear or Fear from Death? The Eritrean Ethiopian case in Diaspora

Obo Arada Aba Shawl
October 23, 2015

Zemene Yohannis is a year for both death and salvation. These days a lot of people both from Ethiopia

By Tom Burgis, Investigations Correspondent

Seven Eritrean cyclists flee to Ethiopia

October 19, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – In a latest sign of discontent with the regime in Eritrea, seven of the 14 higher division Eritrean cyclist team has fled to neighbouring Ethiopia.

Ethiopia, a Nation of Farmers, Strains Under Severe Drought

The New York Times

MIESO, Ethiopia — Every day, Yasin Mohammed Aliye stakes out a spot on his small farm to chew khat leaves, a stimulant, and guard against intruders.

Man arrested in Amstelveen for war crimes in Ethiopia - AMSTELVEEN A 61-year-old man was arrested two weeks ago in Amstelveen because he would have been involved in the seventies with war crimes in Ethiopia.

Life as Dark or Black: the Case of Eritreans and Ethiopians

By Obo Arada Aba Shawl alias Wolde Tewolde

October 17, 2015

Two weeks ago, I was admitted to a hospital emergency room for a mini stroke and I have shared with a lot Ethiopians and Eritreans both on the Internet as well as in person. All of the respondents admired my guts of sharing my private and personal life. I did not know that this kind of sharing about death threat required guts. 


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NYC Ethiopians protested on February 8, 2016 and Representatives going to UN

Founders of Ginbot 7 Force Expose
የግንቦት ሰባት ጦር መሥራቾች ነን የሚሉን ወገኖች ምን እያሉ ነው? ትግላችንን ሻቢያ ተጠቀመበት? የግንቦት ሰባት በሻቢያ በኩል መሄድ ታሪካዊ ስህተት? ከዚህ በታች ያለችውን ቪዲዮ ይመልከቱና ፍርድዎን ይስጡ፦

Debunking Oromo narratives: Soreti Kadir exposed

Finote Democracy Voice of Ethiopian Unity Radio Satellite Broadcasting Service

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Bini Dana - Selamizm New Ethiopian Music 2015 (Official Video)

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


"…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.

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

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።


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