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April 25, 2011

Ethiopia: We Went, We Saw, We Got Chased Out …

By Alemayehu G. Mariam

Following the Battle of Zela in 47 B.C. (present day Zile, Turkey), Julius Caesar claimed victory by declaring: “I came; I saw; I conquered.” In 2011, Caesar Meles Zenawi, the dictator-in-chief in Ethiopia, scattered his top henchmen throughout the U.S. and Europe to declare victory in the propaganda war on Diaspora Ethiopians. But there was no victory to be had, only ignominious defeat at the hands of Zenawi’s tenacious, resolute and dogged opponents. No victory dances; only a speedy shuffle back to the capo di tutti capi (boss of all bosses) to deliver the message: “We went; We saw; We got chased the hell out of Dodge!” Continue reading “Ethiopia: We Went, We Saw, We Got Chased Out …”

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Ethiopia: On Superstition and Tyranny

American chronicle :Wondemhunegn Ezezew Melesse

Note: this is a response to Fiker Yibeltal´s [1] recent article in which he claimed that Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and his comrades use witchcraft/sorcery to rule over the Ethiopian people without facing any challenges. Continue reading “Ethiopia: On Superstition and Tyranny”

Ethiopia Declines to Respond to US Rights Charges

VOAPeter Heinlein | Addis Ababa April 24, 2011

Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Hailemariam Desalegn, right (file photo)
Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Hailemariam Desalegn, right (file photo)Ethiopia has ended its practice of formally responding to the annual U.S. human rights report, as it has done the past two years. A statement said the government views the Congressionally-mandated report with contempt, and has no plans to answer the charges.  Continue reading “Ethiopia Declines to Respond to US Rights Charges”

NATO Warplanes Strike Qaddafi Compound

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK

TRIPOLI—NATO war planes early Monday morning struck Col.Muammar el-Qaddafi’s compound here for the third time, destroying a complex of offices and meeting facilities in an evident escalation of the air campaign to aid the rebellion against his four decades in power.

At least two large bomb blasts thundered over the capital just after midnight, and journalists escorted to the compound by government officials saw firefighters hosing down the smoldering remains. The explosions sent cement and debris flying more than fifty yards. There were no signs of armaments and according to Libyan officials no one was hurt. Continue reading “NATO Warplanes Strike Qaddafi Compound”

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