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.
By Yilma BekeleCrocodile 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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Who should advocate for Isayas Afewerki-
the Eritreans themselves or Ethiopians?
Getachew Reda (Editor Ethiopian Semay)
Response to Tedla Assfaw
The Red Terror Victims in 1971(1979) at Hossaena in Kembata and Hadiya Awuraja ,Southern Showa ,Ethiopia
By Yilma BekeleWe 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.
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.
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.
By Yilma Bekele
Title: South Africa’s Democratic Transition and Transformation from 1994-2014: What Difference Has It Made to date?
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.
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.
By KAREEM FAHIMDEC. 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.
November 30, 2014 -Aklog Birara (DR) - Part one of three
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.