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Why is the Ethiopian Regime Afraid of its Own Shadow?

Why are the minority TPLF led regime of Ethiopia lives in fear
Why are the minority TPLF led regime of Ethiopia gods of FEAR, TERROR and DREAD afraid of their own shadows in 2015?

By Alemayehu G Mariam,

ON MAY 24, 2015, a “parliamentary election” is scheduled in Ethiopia. “Election” as in rigged.

Five years ago on May 23, 2010, the ruling Tigrean Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) “won” that “parliamentary election” by 99.6 percent. That puts the TPLF a hair behind Saddam Hussein who won his “election” by 100 percent in 2002.

Will the TPLF win the May 24, 2015 election by at least 99.6 percent? Does the spotted hyena have spots? But they tell me the TPLF is scared shitless in the run up to “The Election”?  Continue reading Why is the Ethiopian Regime Afraid of its Own Shadow?

State Department Issued Travel Alert For Ethiopia

Despite U.S. Under Secretary Wendy Sherman’s willfully ignorant praise about Ethiopia’s election, the State Department rather warns its citizens to exercise caution while traveling to Ethiopia.

By U.S. State Department,

THE State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Ethiopia of the upcoming elections scheduled for May 24, 2015. U.S. citizens are urged to exercise caution and remain abreast of the security situation throughout the electoral period. This Travel Alert expires on June 30, 2015.

The State Department recommends U.S. citizens maintain a high level of security awareness during the electoral period and avoid political rallies, polling centers, demonstrations, and crowds of any kind as instances of unrest can occur. Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates. Although there have been no specific incidents of violence targeting U.S. citizens, U.S. citizens are urged to exercise caution and stay current with media coverage of local events. Election results are scheduled to be announced June 22, 2015. Continue reading State Department Issued Travel Alert For Ethiopia

Swelling Ethiopian Migration Casts Doubt On Its Economic Growth

Pervasive repression, denial of fundamental freedoms and rampant unemployment has led to frustration, alienation and disillusionment among most Ethiopian youth. The only way to escape from such curse is by migrating to certain dream lands. But why the Ethiopian exodus didn’t get half the attention given to Eritrea by the mainstream media, right groups and the UNHCR?

By Chalachew Tadesse,

The 28 Ethiopian migrants of Christian faith murdered by the Islamic State (IS) on Apr. 19 in Libya had planned to cross the Mediterranean Sea in search of work in Europe.

Commenting on the killings to Fana Broadcasting Corporation (FBC), Ethiopian government spokesperson Redwan Hussien urged potential migrants not to risk their lives by using dangerous exit routes.

Hussein’s call sparked anger among hundreds of Ethiopian youths and relatives of the deceased, who took to the streets in the capital Addis Ababa this week before the demonstration was disbanded by the police, local media reported.  Continue reading Swelling Ethiopian Migration Casts Doubt On Its Economic Growth

Grief-Stricken Ethiopians Take Their Anger to the Streets Over ISIS Killings (VIDEO)

By TesfaNews,

THE women are wailing and crying, the youth chanting. Thousands of angry Ethiopians filled the streets of Addis Ababa to vent their rage and grief over the gruesome killing of dozens of Ethiopian Christian asylum seekers in Libya by the savage Islamic extremist group ISIS.

The protesters depart from the homes of the two victims located in Kirkos neighborhood and continued all the way to Meskel Square. Attempts to extend the demonstration up to the Parliament was resisted by the presence of Federal Police.  Continue reading Grief-Stricken Ethiopians Take Their Anger to the Streets Over ISIS Killings (VIDEO)

Protester Lambasts Ogaden Regional State President Abdi Iley (Video)

Abdi Mohamoud Omar (Abdi Ilay) humiliated on U.S. soil

By Ahmed Abdi,

PRESIDENT of Ogaden regional state of Ethiopia has been confronted by an Amharic speaking Ethiopian man while he was on a visit in the U.S.

In what is considered to be the third historical public humiliation an Ethiopian government official face by angry Ethiopians in the U.S. before running away to their hotel room with tails between their legs.

“What are you doing here … this man is criminal… a genocidal and criminal is here,” shouted the man named Mekonen in the middle of the hotel bar throwing something at the face of the shocked traitor and criminal Abdi Mohamoud Omar (Abdi Ilay).  Continue reading Protester Lambasts Ogaden Regional State President Abdi Iley (Video)

Examining Ethiopia: Bahir Dar, Defections and Indonesia

The Western gods that never fail to send the “aid-rains” to the dictatorship in Ethiopian are, as always, late in recognizing they had an emergency on their hands. Unless they act fast and enforce the TPLF regime to comply with the minimum level of accountability, their “aid-rain” can not save Ethiopia from the TPLF.

By Fikrejesus Amahazion,

AS 2014 draws to a close, the recent defection of several high-level Ethiopian military personnel [1], and the Ethiopian government’s bloody crackdown on protests in Bahir Dar [2] highlight serious questions about Ethiopia’s tense internal socio-political situation and the West’s ongoing support for Ethiopia’s repressive government.

Late last week, in Bahir Dar, several people were killed and many others wounded after police abruptly opened fire on protesters defending a sacred site against government-sponsored demolition. [3] On the heels of the crackdown, several military pilots and a technician absconded with MI-35 helicopters; notably, the defections are only the latest in a series of similar such high-profile desertions. Continue reading Examining Ethiopia: Bahir Dar, Defections and Indonesia