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2012

Ethiopia: TPLF Inc. as a ‘silent killer’ By Aklog Birara, PhD

Aklog Birara, PhD Have you ever wondered, as I have, why Ethiopia and the Ethiopian people are caught in a vicious cycle of disillusionment, dispossession and disempowerment? Have you pondered, as I have, the simple truth that the vast majority of the Ethiopian people have less say and thus less power over their political and

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Is Ethiopia producing doctors “who don’t know what they are doing?”

By PRI Ethiopia has struggled with a shortage of qualified doctors for years. In an effort to resolve that, it’s vastly increased the sizes of existing classes and opened 13 new schools. But critics say Ethiopia is training a generation of woefully unqualified doctors. The pediatrics wing of St. Paul’s Hospital in Addis Ababa is

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The unschooled and uncultured top war criminal Gen Samora is dying…

A poor peasant and a primary school dropout, who was described by senior political commentator as cold blooded murderer with thinking and reasoning capacity of a dinosaur, Gen Samora is dying… According to a sensitive document leaked to the Horn Times from Bella military referral hospital in Addis Ababa, the frail TPLF army chief-of-staff and

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Negotiations under way to bring imprisoned Bashir Makhtal back to Canada

Debra Black Immigration Reporter As the sixth anniversary of the arrest and imprisonment of a Canadian citizen in Ethiopia approaches, preliminary negotiations are taking place for a possible prisoner transfer to Canada. Bashir Makhtal, a 44-year-old who lived and worked in Toronto, was arrested on the border of Kenya and Somalia on December 30, 2006,

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Ethiopia: Civilized people uncivilized regime: how did it happen?

by Teshome Debalke Everybody is wondering how did such civilized people asEthiopians ended up under the rule of uncivilized regime likeTigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) “Woyane”? uncivilised, Power hungry Politicians Before I go on exploring about how the uncivilized regime remained in power it is appropriate to explain what civilized society means, so that the ‘uncivilized’ understand not to

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ENTC to convene its general assembly on Feb. 22 in Washington DC

The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) announced that it will hold its mid-term general assembly in Washington DC from Feb. 22 – 24, 2013. The meeting will evaluate ENTC’s activities of the past six months and will make necessary adjustments, its news release said. Representatives of ENTC chapters and local councils from several cities and

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PM Hailemariam Desalegn expresses frustration to close confidants

Ethiopia’s new prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, has expressed frustration with the Tigrean People Liberation Front (TPLF) to a group of close friends he recently met. One long time friend of the prime minister (who wants to remain anonymous) told Ethiopian Review today that Hailemariam is finding it impossible to get cooperation from the TPLF members

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Ethiopia 2012: Human Rights and Government Wrong

Prof. Alemayehu G Mariams It was a repetition of 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004… Everyday millions of Ethiopians woke up only to find themselves trapped in a time loop where their lives replayed like a broken record. Each “new” day is the same as the one before it: Repression, intimidation, corruption, incarceration, deception, brutalization and human

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