Tag Archives: Muslim Protest

Ethiopia: Drama as Police Discover Bombs at Busy Market Place

It was business as usual for the people while police removes “dangerous explosives” in Addis Ababa on 22 August 2013. (Pic by Minilik Salsawi)
It was business as usual for the people while police removes “dangerous explosives” in Addis Ababa on 22 August 2013. (Pic by Minilik Salsawi)

By Getahune Bekele,

According to eye witnesses whom the Horn Times spoke to, this pictured police officer first picked the two harmless bombs but a colleague shouted at him to place them back under an Isuzu van reg. number, code 3-73189.  Continue reading Ethiopia: Drama as Police Discover Bombs at Busy Market Place

Lies and Liars: Ethiopia’s Despotic Leaders

Prime Minister “Melese Mariam” has proved to himself he is no less brutal and liar than his predecessor

By Najib Mohammed,

In the West, we are accustomed to hearing politicians lie to serve their interest and fulfill their ego. For example, when two politicians are running for an office and one tells the truth and the other lies by saying  what the public wants to hear, the one who says what the public wants to hear wins the election. Therefore, it is expected that if one wants to win an election, one better lie, because the guy who’s telling the truth doesn’t have a chance of winning. Yes, there are extreme cases when leaders in the West lie and mislead their people in order to send their army to execute wars outside their borders for which they usually get exposed and pay dearly with their reputation and honor. However, they would never lie to declare war or to incite violence between the different religious or ethnic segment of their population as it is the case in Ethiopia.  Continue reading Lies and Liars: Ethiopia’s Despotic Leaders

‘Salat Man’ is Symbol of Resistance for Muslims in Ethiopia

Similar to China’s ‘Tank Man,’ Ethiopia’s ‘Salat Man’ could prove to be a memorable symbolic icon

The Salat Man is a lone worshiper who was encircled by riot police

By Mohammed Ademo,

The appeal of non-violence as a means of social transformation is almost universal. Few deny its awesome power when unleashed with discipline. However, in the face of an impeding danger, especially one known to be as brutal as they come, it takes a lot of courage to remain nonviolent. Continue reading ‘Salat Man’ is Symbol of Resistance for Muslims in Ethiopia

Forty Ethiopian Trainees Abscond in South Korea

40 young Ethiopian professionals, 10 of whom are women, have asked political asylum in South Korea after ending their training in Mechanics, Electricity and Welding.

By Ethiomedia,

When South Korea came under communist invasion in 1950, Ethiopia was part of a UN multinational force that sided with South Korea and fought against the northern invaders. Almost 65 years later today, an affluent South Korea remembers the camaraderie, and pays tribute with a solemn gesture.  Continue reading Forty Ethiopian Trainees Abscond in South Korea

The Rise of Islamophobia in Ethiopia

Recent demands have been the most vocal and the most sustained in the history of Ethiopian Muslims. But if they have gone the least bit beyond the scope of religion, then, ironically, they have been overtly secularist.

DANGER – The government’s uncanny response to basic demands has created a new collective consciousness among Ethiopian Muslims

By OpenDemocracy.net,

Many observers have documented the rise in Islamophobic sentiments in many western lands, especially since 9/11. While any collective castigation of a community is as stupid as it is immoral, sometimes it is not surprising.

When innocent people get confronted successively with the shocking facts of sudden loss of life and property by through the actions of certain members of a group of people, the suspicion towards the whole group gets amplified.  Continue reading The Rise of Islamophobia in Ethiopia

Ethiopia: The Demise of EPRDF in the Offing following Split within the TPLF

The long simmering feud between Azeb and Sibhat splits the shaky governing party in Ethiopia in to two.

By Tazabi-1,

The existence of EPRDF has been hinging on TPLF’s cohesiveness and strength since its inception, however after the death of dictator Meles Zenawi, the rubber stump parties that were molded in TPLF’s desire are starting to question the very reason for their existence and somehow show signs of independent decision making- the recent discord within OPDO is case in point.

To begin with, the front was built on sandy grounds. Member parties were formed by putting few loyal figures at the helm of the member parties who act like little dictators in deciding who should be elected for central committee under direct order from Meles himself.  Continue reading Ethiopia: The Demise of EPRDF in the Offing following Split within the TPLF