Sunday, February 1, 2009

US Turned Blind Eye to Somalia Abuses: rights group
Read reuters story here.
Also Check This:
Ginbot7 DC meeting (video)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Funny Story

We don't know what to make of this news. Read and judge for yourself!

More News on the Conflicts

click here to read more about the religious conflicts.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Underreported Story

Recently we are hearing recurring religious conflicts in different parts of the country. This dangerous wave of conflicts between the two religions with long history of harmony is recently turning uglier and uglier. Ethiopianbloggers were informed by some Gonder city residents that some Orthodox Christians are telling muslims to "go to their country." Similar conflicts were also reported in Dire Dawa and environs. This past timket, it was a common scene in Addis to see people wearing t-shirts with prints like "ethiopia yekrsiyan deseat nat." It is also reported that some Muslims were printing and distributing pamphlets that instigate violence against orthodox Christians. We also heard a report about a person who went to a church and yelled “allahu akber”, which is nothing other than instigating violence.
We at ethiopianbloggers believe that this is a dangerous trend we are noticing. Instead of taking sides and put gas on the burning fire, let us all calm down and think this horrible thing through. Pointing fingers won't do any one any good.
We hope everyone works together to kill this unnecessary and nonsensical conflict at its infancy. read the following reports on the story:
Addis Admas
Timket pictures
orthodox church
islamic council
reporter editorial
ETV (video)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Seye: the center is one step further

Mesay Kebede responds to Seye's recent article. Click here to read.

The Negotiation

Dr. Berhanu, Muluneh, and Anteneh explains the process of the negotiation to get kinjit leaders out of prison. Click here to read.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Ginbot 7 gaining momentum

Source: ethiomediaforum (EMF)

Ginbot 7 Movement for Justice and Democracy is gaining momentum on its Ene Le Wegene $1 Million Campaign with significant increase in the number of support. The movement gets impetus as a result of Meles Zenawi’s new wave of war on peaceful struggle that worsens the political crisis in Ethiopia. According to a source close to G7, hundreds are contributing $ 500 from every corners of the world.

“People are tremendously approaching us from Australia to North America, from Africa to Europe,” the source said. “We are getting the requested contributions from USA, Canada, Germany, UK, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Denmark, Italy, Holland, Belgium, Norway, France, Finland, Australia, South Korea, Japan, Uganda, Kenya and South Africa.” It added.

Responding to question from EMF, the movement’s public relation said, “Although we have expected people’s positive responses to our request, it is very remarkable to see such a wonderful experience.”

As soon as the movement met its target, the next step will be action to save our country and our nation, according to the source.