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Italian company sold $1 million worth of software to Ethiopia’s regime to spy on journalists and dissident, hacked documents reveal

Details Italian company sold $1 million worth of software to Ethiopia’s regime to spy on journalists and dissident, hacked documents reveal
Italian company sold $1 million worth of software to Ethiopia’s regime to spy on journalists and dissident, hacked documents reveal
An unknown number of hackers accessed and posted at least 400 GB of the “offensive technology” manufacturer Hacking Team's internal documents, emails, slideshow presentations, and more, on Sunday evening. Up until now, the company hadn't confirmed reports that its clients were using its technology for more insidious purposes, including...

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A Teachable Moment for Ethio-Americans on July 4, 2015

Details My topic for my Monday Commentary this week was not about a teachable moment for Ethiopian-Americans.  I dropped my intended topic and wrote this piece because I was madder than a nest of hornets. A couple of weeks ago, I was reading a report by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) entitled, “Journalists Assaulted While […]...

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Some highlights of the 2015 ESFNA event in Maryland (video)

Details Video highlights of the Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America event in College Park, Maryland - 3 July 2015 1811...

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No independent confirmation of military action in Tigray by Ginbot 7

Details I have been trying to verify ESAT's report about military actions in Tigray, northern Ethiopia, by Ginbot 7 fighters over the past few days. As of tonight, I could not find any one locally who can give me an independent confirmation. I will continue my effort to gather all the facts and report to you. In the mean time, I can tell you for certain...

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Ethiopians protest Obama’s visit to Ethiopia (video)

Details Ethiopians hold protest rally in front of the White House against President Obama's visit to Ethiopia this month - VOA, 3 July 2015 6849...

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Harassing VOA journalist Henock SemaEgzer today in front of the White House was wrong and shameful

Details I have watched this video with utter disgust and disappointment. It is against one of the core principles of what we Ethiopians who have been fighting for over the past several decades. The right of all journalists, including that of VOA's Henock SemaEgzer, to report any thing as they see fit. We have the right to question his reports, but to...

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Teddy Afro and Gossaye Tesfaye @ Echostage in Washington DC, today July 2, 2015

Details Pinned onto MusicESFNA event featuring Ethiopian music stars Teddy Afro and Gossaye Tesfaye at Echostage, 2135 Queens Chapel Rd NE, Washington, DC 20018 (202) 503-2330...

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ESFNA Event Lineup

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COLLEGE PARK, MD – Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA) proudly presents its event lineup for its 32nd Annual Sports and Cultural Event to be held in the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area from June 28 to July 4, 2015. ESFNA has secured the University of Maryland’s world-class sports venue Byrd Stadium and the state-of-the-art...

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ESFNA Event Lineup: Update – Teddy Afro and Gossaye Tesfaye will not perform tonight due to U.S. visa problem

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COLLEGE PARK, MD – Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA) proudly presents its event lineup for its 32nd Annual Sports and Cultural Event to be held in the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area from June 28 to July 4, 2015. ESFNA has secured the University of Maryland’s world-class sports venue Byrd Stadium and the state-of-the-art...

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Floods wreak havoc on Addis Ababa streets

Details The streets in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa flooded 3827...

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American embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, resumed visa service

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This is a message that is posted on the embassy's Facebook page today:

The consular section of the American Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is pleased to announce that the technical problem of Consular Sections throughout the world is resolved. Applicants who were issued visas can now collect their passports accordingly. Should you have further
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Consultative conference on the formation of an alternative force for change in Ethiopia

Details Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC), Ethiopian People’s Congress for United Struggle (Shengo), Ethiopian Youth National Movement (EYNM) and United Ethiopian Muslims Peaceful Movement Support Group (UEM-PMSG) are jointly hosting a consultative conference on the need for the formation of an all-inclusive unified alternative force to...

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Consultative conference on the formation of an alternative force for change in Ethiopia underway

Details Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC), Ethiopian People’s Congress for United Struggle (Shengo), Ethiopian Youth National Movement (EYNM) and United Ethiopian Muslims Peaceful Movement Support Group (UEM-PMSG) are jointly hosting a consultative conference on the need for the formation of an all-inclusive unified alternative force to...

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Comedian Filfilu on Addis Ababa light rail (video)

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American embassy in Ethiopia fails to give visa to Teddy Afro

Details Ethiopian music sensation Teddy Afro will not be attending the Ethiopian Sports Federation in North American ESFNA's festival this coming July 4th weekend because the American embassy in Addis Ababa turned him away saying that their system is down due......

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Ethiopia: The TPLF Banana Republic

Details Author’s note: As I was archiving my commentaries from years past for public access on my website (almariam.com), I discovered commentaries and articles I had written on the print edition of Ethiopian Review Magazine (ERM) before that magazine went online in 2000. I had vague recollection of various articles on Ethiopia and the politics of...

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The “Jiggery Pokery” Jurisprudence of Justice Scalia

Details http://almariam.com/2015/06/28/the-jiggery-pokery-jurisprudence-of-justice-scalia/ The angry wasp in the colony of worker bees Hell hath no fury than a dissenting Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court! When Scalia wins and writes for the majority, he floats like a butterfly. Did anyone say, “gloats”? When Scalia loses and writes his...

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Teddy Afro – Alhed Ale (new song by Teddy Afro)

Details A new song by Teddy Afro 83...

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Mirror in the jungle (video)

Details Innovative French photographer Xavier Hubert-Brierre traveled to Gabon with his wife and set up a mirror in several locations in order to capture animals walking by.  9897...

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ENTC Radio June 26

Details Listen to ENTC radio program – June 26 News, Interviews, entertainment, etc Listen here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363  ...

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An open letter concerning the visit of President Obama to Ethiopia – AEUP Support Group

Details All Ethiopian Unity Party (AEUP) USA-Support Group
We are saddened to hear and read that President Barack Obama will visit Ethiopia, a nation that is currently ruled by a merciless dictatorship, in July 2015. America is a country that works toward forming a better union for its citizens. The American declaration of independence holds self-evident...

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I pray God will spare America from His judgment, though, by our actions as a nation, we give Him less and less reason to do so – Franklin Graham

Details The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled today that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states. With all due respect to the court, it did not define marriage, and therefore is not entitled to re-define it.
Long before our government came into existence, marriage was created by the One who created man and woman—Almighty God—and...

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Rwanda security chief arrested in London – BBC

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The Rwandan government has branded the arrest of its intelligence chief Karenzi Karake as "an outrage".
Gen Karake, 54, was arrested at Heathrow Airport on Saturday, accused of ordering massacres in the wake of the 1994 Rwanda genocide.
He was arrested by Met police officers under the European Arrest Warrant on behalf of the Spanish authorities.
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VOA on the final results of the May 215 elections in Ethiopia (video)

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7 passengers on inaugural Ethiopian Airlines flight to Los Angeles claimed political asylum in Dublin, Ireland

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Seven passengers - including two children - on the inaugural Ethiopian Airlines flight through Dublin claimed asylum at the airport’s immigration gates.
A Garda spokeswoman this morning confirmed that it was five adults and two children that claimed asylum.
“We are working with Ethiopian Airlines to ensure proper processes are in place...

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The Ethiopian federal police savagely beat up these helpless young women — the kind of atrocity Barack Obama and Susan Rice are promoting in Ethiopia (photo)

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The Ethiopian federal police savagely beat up these helpless young women — the kind of atrocity Barack Obama and Susan Rice are promoting in Ethiopia (photo)

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President Obama’s visit to Ethiopia next month is considered an endorsement to the Ethiopian regime’s brutal repression of 90 million Ethiopians. The young girls shown on this photo are not a threat to the police or the regime. They do not deserve to be beaten up....

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Lack of progress on Andargachew Tsige’s case risks undermining the UK’s much valued bilateral relationship with Ethiopia – UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond

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Foreign Secretary expresses deep concern over detention of British national Andargachew Tsege in Ethiopia.
On 24 June, the Foreign Secretary discussed the continued detention of British national Andargachew Tsege with the Ethiopian Foreign Minister, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
Following the call the Foreign Secretary said:
I am deeply concerned...

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The Obama Administration undermined Ethiopia’s struggling journalists and democracy advocates – The Washington Post editorial

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The Washington Post Editorial Board
“AFRICA DOESN’T need strongmen, it needs strong institutions.” Those were President Obama’s words when he addressed Ghana’s parliament in July 2009, during his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa as president. The historic speech, watched around the globe, was an optimistic clarion call...

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Archaeologists discovered the Ethiopian gold mine that may have supplied the Queen of Sheba with her riches

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Archaeologists discovered the Ethiopian gold mine that may have supplied the Queen of Sheba with her riches

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In 2012, a team of British archaeologists discovered an enormous gold mine in northern Ethiopia, along with a nearby battlefield and the ruins of a temple. The site is located on the high Gheralta plateau and the archaeologists knew it was once part of the realm of Sheba from the 20ft stone stele carved with […]...

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Barack Obama’s decision to visit Ethiopia has shocked human rights activists – The Guardian

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THE GUARDIAN - Barack Obama’s decision to visit Ethiopia has shocked human rights activists, who say the visit sends the wrong message to a repressive government widely accused of clamping down on dissent.
A White House statement said Obama will visit the east African country for meetings with government officials as part of his last African...

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Top 10 best and worst governments in the world

Details The following list of Top 10 Best and Worst Governments in the World is prepared by Ethiopian Review Research Center: Top 10 Best Governments Finland – Has the least corrupt and the best functioning government with the #1 ranking education system in the world. Switzerland – The people of Switzerland are among the most free […]...

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Fasiledes from the sky (video)

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The decision by President Obama to travel to Ethiopia is troubling – Jeffrey Smith, Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice Human Rights

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(AFP) - President Barack Obama will in late July become the first sitting American leader to visit Ethiopia and the headquarters of the African Union, the White House said Friday.
Obama will meet both the Ethiopian government and AU leaders, for talks on how to "accelerate economic growth, strengthen democratic institutions and improve security."
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A baby ibex chased by a cunning fox (video)

Details A young goat outwits a fox 5066...

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Police, Ethiopian-Israelis Reach Agreement on Reforms

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The Israel Police has published a new list of guidelines and agreements formed with the Ethiopian Israeli community on Monday, hours before a mass protest was expected to launch outside Tel Aviv's Azrieli Mall.
The conclusions, published via a joint committee of police officers and Ethiopian Israeli officials, include a number of new operational...

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Dispatches: Alarm Bells for Ethiopia’s 100% Election Victory

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By Felix Horne
Elections where a ruling party wins 100 percent of the seats in parliament should always ring alarm bells. Results in Ethiopia from the May 24 general election, released yesterday, are no exception. According to Ethiopia’s National Electoral Board, the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF)...

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The Impasse of Fear in Ethiopia and the Necessity of Comprehensive Struggle Messay Kebede

Details The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Roosevelt An ounce of action is worth more than tons of preaching  Mahatma Gandhi   The consensus is that dictatorial regimes stay in power mostly by fear rather than by their effective might. Caught in their fear, people are unable to react and protest, as […]...

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A group of Ethiopians in Kenya apprehended a TPLF spy and handed him over to police (video)

Details Ethiopians in Nairobi, Kenya apprehended a TPLF spy and handed him over to police. The Ethiopians were angry over a series of abduction in Kenya's capital by the TPLF police over the past year. 2812...

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Ethiopian election board announced final results: Ruling party wins 100% of parliament seats – AFP

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Ethiopian election board announced final results: Ruling party wins 100% of parliament seats – AFP Addis Ababa (AFP) - Ethiopia's ruling party and its allies achieved a clean sweep in last month's general election, winning all 546 parliamentary seats, the final results showed Monday.
The Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn scored a landslide victory, stripping the opposition of the...

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Renowned Ethiopian poet Lemn Sisay live at Howard University on July 5th

Details Pinned onto EthiopiaRenowned Ethiopian poet Lemn Sisay live at Howard University on July 5th, 2015, at Amour J. Blackburn Center 2397 6th Street NW, Washington DC 20059...

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Update on the upcoming Ethiopian consultative conference to be held from July 2 – 3 in Washington DC

Details Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC), Ethiopian People’s Congress for United Struggle (Shengo), Ethiopian Youth National Movement (EYNM) and United Ethiopian Muslims Peaceful Movement Support Group (UEM-PMSG) have jointly issued a public announcement regarding the consultative conference July 2-3 on the effort of forming an all...

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The Axis of Shevil: Does Africa Need Gayle Smith?

Details What do Gayle Smith, Wendy Sherman and Susan Rice have in common? This past Thursday, Gayle Smith who is currently Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director at the National Security Council directed by  Susan Rice, had her confirmation hearing to become the next Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development. It...

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VOA on the assassination of 6 Ethiopian opposition representatives

Details VOA interviews Ethiopian opposition party Medrek chairman Beneye Petros on the assassination of 6 Ethiopian opposition representatives this week and since May 1st, 2015 739...

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Two additional members of the Ethiopian opposition were killed this week following the beating to death of a parliamentary candidate – Bloomberg

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By William Davison
(Bloomberg) - Two members of the Ethiopian opposition were killed this week following the beating to death of a parliamentary candidate from the Semayawi Party, Samuel Awoke, on June 15, opposition leaders said.
Tadesse Abraha, an organizer for the Arena party, which is part of the Medrek opposition coalition, was assaulted on...

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Ashenafi Kebede – The Shepherd Flutist (with Hungarian State Orchestra – 1968)

Details Undoubtedly Ashenafi's most famous piece, it is rarely heard outside Ethiopia, and then in the form of an old, distorted recording that often circulates, or in the excellent piano rendition by Girma Yifreshewa, but it lacks the magnificence of the full......

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The black American who took on the CIA … and lost every thing

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THIS IS HOW it ended for Jeffrey Sterling.
A former covert officer for the Central Intelligence Agency, Jeffrey Sterling sat down in a federal courtroom with a lawyer on either side, looking up at a judge who would announce in a few moments whether he would go to prison for the next 20 years. A few feet away, three prosecutors waited expectantly,...

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Semayawi Party leaders blocked from paying respect to the family of Samuel Awoke, an Ethiopian opposition party candidate who was assassinated on Monday

Details [Semayawi Party delegation stranded in Goha Tsion, Ethiopia, today after their vehicles were confiscated by police]A 14-member Semayawi Party leadership delegation led by Chairman Yilkal Getinet that was traveling to Debre Markos, northern Ethiopia, f......

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Explosive new book exposes how vile regimes in Ethiopia and other countries corrupt U.S. politicians (video)

Details New book exposes how Ethiopian-born Saudi Arabian billionaire Mohammed Al Amoudi has corrupted the U.S. foreign policy making by donating millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation. 1387...

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How Mohammed Al Amoudi tries to buy influence in the U.S. Government (video)

Details New book exposes how Ethiopian-born Saudi Arabian billionaire Mohammed Al Amoudi has corrupted the U.S. foreign policy making by donating millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation. 1387...

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