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Blood and Terror in Ethiopia as Protests Sweep the Streets

By making peaceful and democratic change impossible, the Ethiopian regime is making violent revolution almost inevitable.

By Justine Boulo | for AFP,

Two lifeless bodies lay on the ground as the terrified crowd, armed only with sticks against gun-toting Ethiopian security forces, fled the fierce crackdown on protesters.

Blood seeped through a sheet covering one of the bodies on the road outside Wolenkomi, a town just 60 kilometres (37 miles) from the capital Addis Ababa.

“That was my only son,” a woman sobbed. “They have killed me.” Continue reading Blood and Terror in Ethiopia as Protests Sweep the Streets

Ethiopia: Crimes Against Students and Humanity

When Ambo University students were massacred, many at Addis Ababa University remained silent. Mekele University students did not protest. They stayed put and remained silent. Students at Bahr Dar, Gondar, Dire Dawa and other universities also remained silent. Who is going to stand for you if you don’t stand for others? It’s Now or Never!!

By Alemayehu G. Mariam ,

ON May 2, 2014, BBC reported that the security forces of the regime in Ethiopia had massacred at least 47 university and high school students in the town of Ambo 80 miles west of the capital Addis Ababa. The regime dismissed the massacre and tried to sweep it under the rug claiming that a “few anti-peace forces incited and coordinated the violence”. There has been little international coverage or outrage over the massacre.  Continue reading Ethiopia: Crimes Against Students and Humanity

Ethnic Tigrayan Killings Spiraling in Ethiopia

“Selecting killings of ethnic Tigrayans in other regions of Ethiopia is alarming” – Abraha Desta

By TesfaNews,

NINE ethnic Tigrayans have been slaughtered to death last week in Assosa town, Benishangul region of Western Ethiopia while scores wounded when an ethnic based rebel group attacked a vehicle carrying 28 Tigrayans, according to Abraha Desta, a Tigrayan and member of the ARENA/MEDREK opposition party.

Mr. Abaraha said all the victims were Tigrayans working as daily laborers at the Renaissance Dam (GERD).

Following recent killings of more than 50 ethnic Oromo students by security forces of the Tigrayan led government and the continued displacement of ethnic Amhara and other ethnicity from Western and Southern parts of the country in the name of villagization and land grab led to a growing anti-ethnic Tigray sentiment and selective killings in the area.  Continue reading Ethnic Tigrayan Killings Spiraling in Ethiopia

Ethiopia: TPLF Worried About Tigray

As the 2015 general election started to cast its gloomy shadow over Ethiopia, the TPLF led government in Addis scrambled to secure support  from its base, Tigray region

By African Intelligence,

A DELEGATION of former leaders of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF, dominant faction of the EPRDF coalition ruling in Addis Ababa) went on a brief visit to the Tigray Regional State two weeks ago, to feel the pulse of their party’s partisans in this region where criticism of federal government is on the rise.

This delegation consisted of the former foreign affairs minister and Seyoum Mesfin, the TPLF ideologue Abay Tsehaye and the former head of EFFORT (organisation of companies linked to the TPLF) Sebhat Nega, who were accompanied with the President of the Tigray Regional State, Abay WolduContinue reading Ethiopia: TPLF Worried About Tigray

Ethiopian Government Quietly Disintegrating: ION

It is not necessary to wait until all conditions for making revolution exist. Time to let the criminal TPLF regime fall, Irreversibly

By Africa Intelligence,

THE general election looming ahead in 2015 is already casting a shadow over the Ethiopian government, whose sole uniting bond would seem to be its praise for the memory of its late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.

His portraits are on all the walls in Addis Ababa, which was not the case when he was alive, and in the Federal Assembly a video projector plays his speeches with the aim of inspiring the new MPs. And yet, since Meles Zenawi died in August 2012, the federal government has been rudderless, lacking a descendent.

His successor as Prime Minister, Haile Mariam Desalegn, has neither the grip nor the political clout and has not managed to impose himself on the other political leaders. Continue reading Ethiopian Government Quietly Disintegrating: ION

Abebe Gelaw Did it Again; This Time to President Obama

Journalist Abebe Gellaw tells President Barack Obama to pay attention to the gross human rights violations in Ethiopia.

By Anonymous,

U.S. PRESIDENT Barack Obama has agreed with journalist Abebe Gellaw’s demand to support freedom in Ethiopia and help free bloggers, journalists and political prisoners jailed by the tyrannical regime.

While Obama was wrapping up his speech last night at a glitzy Democratic National Committee reception in San Jose’s Fairmont Hotel, journalist and activist Abebe Gellaw interrupted the president and called support for freedom in Ethiopia. The event jointly hosted by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and and Y Combinator CEO Sam Altman was mainly attended by Silicon Valley business and political leaders.

Abebe began his message with a positive note. “Mr. Obama, we Ethiopians love you. We demand freedom for Ethiopia,” he said.  Continue reading Abebe Gelaw Did it Again; This Time to President Obama