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Obang Metho’s Opinion on Ethnic apartheid regime

Obang MethoDear Zeray Hailemariam

I don’t only believe, I KNOW for sure TPLF is ethnic hatred and ethnic apartheid regime. Anyone who says that Tigrayans, not all, but many, have not benefited under Meles and his TPLF, are lying to themselves.

We all know that the key positions in the TPLF/EPRDF regime, in the military, in the economy, in the judicial system, on the national election board, in banking and finance, in education and in any other sector of society are mostly held by Tigrayans who are loyal to the TPLF. For the most part, those from other ethnic groups are given certain positions by the TPLF only to fool the outsiders so they can look better. Continue reading

Lawsuit threats, regulation review and criticism of radio station after pranked

By Paul Waldie, London — The Globe and Mail

The furor is building over the death of British nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who fell for a prank call by Australian radio hosts while caring for the Duchess of Cambridge in a London hospital. There are now threats of a lawsuit, a review by regulators and a stampede of advertisers fleeing the radio station at the centre of the prank. Continue reading

Ethiopian Leader’s Death Highlights Gap Between U.S. Interests and Ideals

Meles Z.on World eco.forumby JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
The New York Times

LIBREVILLE, Gabon — There was probably no leader on the African continent who exemplified the conflict between the American government’s interests and its highest ideals better than Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia.

Mr. Meles, who died on Monday after more than 20 years in power, played the American battle against terrorism brilliantly, painting Ethiopia, a country with a long and storied Christian history, as being on the front lines against Islamist extremism. He extracted prized intelligence, serious diplomatic support and millions of dollars in aid from the United States in exchange for his cooperation against militants in the volatile Horn of Africa, an area of prime concern for Washington. Continue reading

The Latest Reconciliation within the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (EOTC)

The Latest Reconciliation Talks for Peace and Unity within the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (EOTC): Are there any Tangible Results for the Faithful to Celebrate?

by Kidus Bekalu, wallywassie@yahoo.com

The most recent round of mediation efforts that took place in Dallas, Texas in the first week of December, 2012 to bring the two EOTC Holy Synods—the exiled and the indigenous– into harmony has not been, from all indications, as reassuring as many of the faithful would like it to be. No new grounds were unearthed in the talks, nor has a promising drive toward a final resolution of the crisis, which has beleaguered the Church for more than two decades, been discerned. Continue reading

The hushed dispute over Nile waters: By Emanuel Mfoukou

The Arab Spring is rearranging the political landscape of the Middle East, and many have been wondering whether the Muslim Brotherhood’s takeover in Cairo would mark the end of the 1979 peace treaty between Israel and Egypt. But one Israeli official recently suggested to The Christian Edition that Egypt’s attention may soon be drawn in another direction – to the south and the headwaters of the mighty Nile River, where a pair of dams are being built that could diminish the supply of Nile waters so critical to sustaining Egypt’s mushrooming population. Continue reading

Analysis: Why would anyone defect from ‘flawless’ Eritrea?

President Esayas Afeworki of Eritrea

By Simon Allison:
Eritrea, if its vocal praise-singers are to be believed, is a wonderful place, where everyone is happy and the government works tirelessly to improve the lives of its people. Their national football team didn’t agree. After a football match in Uganda this week, the squad defected en masse, and are now seeking asylum. So what’s wrong with Eritrea? By SIMON ALLISON. Continue reading

The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in the Diaspora: Expansion in the Midst of Politics, Religion, and Schism

by Walle Engedayehu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Head Division of Social Work, Behavioral and Political Sciences Prairie View A&M University

Introduction

The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (EOTC) has gone through a turbulent period of existence during the last threeThe Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in the Diaspora: Expansion in the Midst of Politics, Religion, and Schism decades and a half, especially since 1991, when the current regime took over the reins of power from a Marxist military junta that had toppled the government of the late Emperor Haile Selassie in 1974[i]. The most dramatic outcome of this tumultuous period has been the official split of the Patriarchate of the EOTC into two Holy Synods— one exiled in North America, and the other in Ethiopia. The Church encountered this unheralded turn of event immediately following the 1991 seizure of government by a coalition of rebel movements, known as the Ethiopian People Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF)[ii]. Continue reading

Espionage on Ethiopians in Noway has TPLF backing: By Samson Seifu

Arrest of a Sudanese Refugee Spy: a defining historic moment

The Police Security Service (PSS) locally known as PST has arrested a Sudanese man, accusing him of refugee espionage in Norway. PST said the man, on several occasions, secretly collected information about Sudanese in Norway, and sent the information to the authorities in Sudan. Among his own countrymen, he has been considered to be a refugee, but PST believes he has always spied on them. A number of Ethiopians in Trondheim, Norway, have also claimed to have been approached and spied by the accused spy, according to adressavisen.no. Continue reading