Wednesday, December 31, 2008

"[Peaceful Struggle] Politics is Over"-Proffessor Mesfin

It is so amazingly scary how the Meles government is moving so fast in shutting up the ever tightening political space that has been opened up during the 2005 election. While many were holding tight hoping for a better day, we rather witness another intimidation and another imprisonment every passing day. It seems now that the cup is getting full. Almost everyone-including the most ardent advocates of peaceful struggle- seem to realize EPRDF is leaving no space open for peaceful struggle (read here).
We have no doubt that the people in Andinet party are one of the brightest and capable politicians Ethiopia has ever had. We also have no doubt about the love they have for their country and their willingness to sacrifice for the freedom of their fellow citizens. In ideal situations, we also agree with them that peaceful struggle should be the only way to change governments. But EPRDF is no ideal government for peaceful struggle. Meles and Co are bunch of thugs who have no regard for human rights and their own constitution. They have shown us time and again that any dissent can't go unpunished sooner or later (remember Teddy Afro’s case).
We highly recommend for our fellow opposition supporters to stop dividing along party lines. We should stand together against the ever worsening injustice in Ethiopia. Even when we disagree, let us disagree graciously.
Ethiopianbloggers stuff hopes that most people will stand with Ginbot 7 realizing the dire situation Ethiopia is in. EPRDF left us no option but to fight for our freedom and Ginbot 7 is, we believe, the only viable option to get our freedom and dignity back.
Let us get involved, as this is no time to sit idle and complain!

Birtukan Mideksa Arrested

Andinet Party's chairwomen Wrt. Birtukan Mideksa has been rearrested today. For more reports, click here and here.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Birtukan's Letter

UDJP chairwomen Birtukan Mideksa replied to police's request for an apology. Clich here to read the letter.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Full ETV report on Tamrat's Release

Click here to watch the full ETV report on Tamrat Layne's release from jail

Friday, December 19, 2008

Tamrat Released

Former Ethiopian prime minister Tamrat Layne has been released from prison this morning. Its to be recalled that he has been sentenced to 18 years for corruption charges. He only served twelve years out of the eighteen.
Click here and here for the news.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Ginbot 7 Press Release and Birtukan's investigation

please click here to read Ginbot 7's press release.On another news, current UDJ chairwomen Birtukan mideksa is under investigation for her statement regarding the "Pardon Letter". Ethiopianbloggers will post its comment on UDJ, Ginbot 7, and other ethiopian political issues soon. Stay tuned.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Friday, December 5, 2008

Teddy Afro Sentenced to Six Years of Prison

The talented Ethiopian music icon Teddy Afro sentenced to six years of prison time and 18K fine today by the puppet judge who also convicted Kinijit leaders guilty.
Read more abot this story here , here, and here.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

More News on Teddy's Guilty Verdict

Here is Ethiopian Reporter's news on Teddy's conviction. The sentencing is scheduled for tomorrow.

Monday, December 1, 2008

GUILTY!!!

After more than 7 months of languishing in prison the popular music icon Teddy Afro is "Found Guilty" of the hit and run charges. The Teddy's case is another proof that we don't have independent court system and the country's justice system is being used as a cover to the Meles government's deviant political game. Sentencing is scheduled for this friday, December 5, 2008.
Click here and here for more info

Saturday, October 11, 2008

A Heartbreaking Story

This is an unbelievably heartbreaking story of what is happening to street children-'godana tedadariwoch'- in Addis. We wonder what the multi-million NGOs who claim to work on street children’s cause doing while all this is happening. What happened to our sense of humanity-'sebawint'? Why is that our elite seem to care more about business than doing what is right?
It is so distressing!

Teddy Afro Back in Court Again

After the 2 months court recess, the popular artist Teddy Afro appeared in court last Thursday,October 9th 2008.
Read Addis Admas' report here.Also here

Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Amazing Haile Gebresilassie Did It Again

Haile Gebrselassie broke the marathon world record in Berlin on Sunday (Sept 28,08), posting an official time of two hours, four minutes and 26 seconds.

The 34-year-old Ethiopian beat the mark of 2:04:55 set by Kenya's Paul Tergat in Berlin in September 2003. Gebrselassie was already 32 seconds inside Tergat's pace at the 10km mark and went through halfway at 62.29.

"This is wonderful, really special," said Gebrselassie, who missed the record by 61 seconds in the 2006 race.

The mild weather conditions were almost ideal, with overcast skies for most of the race.

"Today it was perfect," he added. "It was a little bit windy, but perfect. The spectators were great and gave me great support."

The fast, flat course wound through nine districts of the German capital with a total inclination of just 30m.

Last year, Gebrselassie had faded in the final six kilometres in the face of a stiff headwind but this year the race organisers made sure there were enough pacesetters to take him through the 30km point.

Gebrselassie won four successive world titles and over 10,000m and set numerous world records on the track before turning to road racing late in his career.

Gete Wami of Ethiopia won the women's race in a time of 2:23.17.
source:BBC sport

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

UDJP Elects Excutive Members

The newly forming UDJP (former CUD) has just concluded its general body meeting by electing its executive members.
Read the full listing here.courtesy of kinijitethipia

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Life in Addis/Ethiopia After 17 Years of Meles

If it was as we were told by EPRDF propagandists for years, Ethiopia would have been exporting electricity to Sudan and the entire east Africa.If it was as Meles' promise, every citizen would have been able to eat three times a day 7 years ago. But the reality is now, after 17 years of Meles, Addis residents are still taking turns for electricity and millions of Ethiopians are starving every five years. Read this article by Fortune's columnist Lulit Amdemariam.
Also read Ephrem Endale's satirical piece here.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Teddy Afro in Court

The famous Ethiopian singer Teddy Afro was in court this week. It is so laughable that the prosecutors couldn't even make the "evidences" look real. They are so dumb through and through.Read the full report here.Also read addis admass' report here.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Compilation of Interviews and Articles on The Ethio-Sudan Border Issue

We have a million dollar question here: Why is the EPRDF government always ends up losing whenever it has border disputes with neighbors? Just curious!!

Here is an interesting analysis by Ato Siye Abraha regarding the border area that was given to Sudan recently. (via ethiozare)
VOA report on the sudan border issue (via abbaymedia)
Andenet Radio ">interview with Dr yacob regarding the border dispute (via abbaymedia)

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Teddy Denied Bail

The popular Ethiopian singer Teddy Afro is currently in kality prison accused of a hit and run accident. After a little over a week of back and forth, the "court" ruled against Teddy's release on bail. Click here to read Ethiopian Reporter's report on the court darama.
Also read:
ethiozagol's initial post on the issue.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Dr Berhanu Resigns from CUD

Dr Berhanu,along with other four Former CUD lealay miker bet members, Issued a statement stating that they have resigned from CUDP/UDJ.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Things Worthy of Reading

Here you find many interesting articles and interviews that we believe you would enjoy.
Also read:
Efrem Endale
Yohannes Se
Reporter on opposition's take on the so-called "local election"
Abbiweekly on opposition party's take on the local "election"

Monday, March 31, 2008

Miscelaneous

Dr Hailu's interview with Addis Admas
Eng. Gizachew's interview with Andenet Radio-source kinijitetthiopia

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Press Digest

Ato siye's interview with addis neger news paper-source ethiomedia
Professor Mesfin's Interview with Addis Dimts-source ethiomedia
Wzt. Birtukan on reporter
Ato Andargachew on current affairs-source quatero
Ato Andargachew's interview regarding his recent article-source quatero

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Dr. Hailu on Kinijit's New Name

Read his interview here.

Birtukan Writes on Peaceful Struggle

Birtukan Mideksa reaffirms her party's strong stand infavor of peacful struggle. Her letter seems a response to Ato andargachew's recent article.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Bedru's Interview with Reporter

Click here to read his interview.

Kinijit Changed its Name

Kinijit changed its name yesterday to Unity for Democracy and Justice Party (UDJP).Its to be recalled that EPRDF decided to give the name and logo of CUD (kinijit) to Ayele Chamiso.
Read the press release here.

Obang Metho Challenges Ethiopians

please click here to read Obang's inspiring letter
Also read:
Ato Andargachew's view point on peace struggle
Donald Levine's recent article

Friday, March 7, 2008

Engineer Hailu Pulled out from a Radio Interview

Engineerr Hailu has reportedly pulled out from a radio interview he was booked to discuss "the complex politics of Ethiopia." The reason, as explained later by his representative, Dr. taye, was "he didn't want to discuss the party's internal issues on the show-which was not the purpose of the interview to begin with.But the show host said the engineer pulled out because he didnt want to appear on the same station Berhanu is on-even berhanu was scheduled to appear on a different segment via telephone.How absurd is that!!!!
listen to the interview here.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Oops, He Did It Again!!!

Yeah, it was Dr Berhanu and his group that was the target of Ato Bedru's venomous attack since september 2007. But now Eng. Hailu is also included in his attack list.Just months ago, he was on various diaspora media outlets and townhall meetings trying to convince audiences how GREAT Eng. Hailu is-listen to this and this-( and, ofcourse, how evil Dr berhanu and his group are). Those days are gone now, friends. These time he attacks kinijit (the party) in general and Ato Hailu and Dr Taye in particular. Read it here for yourself.
Here are some more for the record:
Ato bedru on paltalk-part 1
part 2
part 3

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Dr berhanu asks some thought provoking questions. Read here and discuss it.
Also read this.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Discussing the Real Issue

The discussion in and around the opposition camp has been on trivial matters for too long. Saddly enough, we haven't heard as much on issues that really matter in moving the struggle forward.Recently we came across a really interseting writing by Andargachew Tsige that is monumental in steering the discussion in the direction we all need to head. We need our elits to do some thinking and pitch in their ideas.
click here to read Ato Andargachew's article.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Happy Ethiopian X-Mass

We wish our ethiopian christian brothers and sisters a happy christmass.