Friday, December 29, 2006

Picture by Andrew Heavens , May 16 , 2005

Special debate on pal talk

A panel discussion organized by the Ethiopian Current Affairs Discussion Forum will be held on Friday , December 29 , 2006 . Unfortunately , for the the panel organizers , room access allow only 500 interested participants based on first come first serve principle. So, don't miss this program.
Guest Speakers: Dr.Negede Gobeze (UEDF) , Lt. Ayalsew Dessie (UEDF) ,Dr.Meqdes Mesfin (Qality Qalkidan) , Ato kifle Mulat (EFJA) , Dr.Taye Weldesemiyat (ETA) , Dr.Tsehai H. Selassie (EHG) , Ato Andargachew Tsege (CUD) , Ato Berhane Mewa (CUD) , Ato Obang Metho (AJC) , Ato Yared Tibebu and Dr Mekonnen Wondimu .
Interviewers: Including journalists from EMF , VOE-Sweden Radio , Radio Mebt-Australia , Addis Dimts Radio- Washington DC , Getachew Abdi , Abebe Gelaw , Artist & Human Rights Activist Tamagne Beyene , and Writer Abera Lema .

Source : EMF

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Originally uploaded by Mr-kaabi.

Somalia government troops enter Mogadishu , KFMB , Dec. 28,2006

Somalia government troops rolled in to Mogadishu unopposed Thursday , the Prime Minister said , hours after an Islamic movement that tried to establish a government based on the Quran abandoned the capital.

The Islamic militia promised a last stand in southern Somalia. " We are in Mogadishu ," Prime Minister Mohamed Ali Gedi said after meeting with local clan leaders to discuss the hand over of the city . We are coordinating our forces to take control of Mogadishu."( To read more click here ) , picture originaley uploaded by Mr. Kaabi, Dec.17, 2006.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Somali government calls on Islamic forces to surrender
Sudan tribune , December 26 , 2006
Ethiopian planes attack retreating Islamic courts militia , December 26 , 2006
Islamic courts vacate Bur Hakaba
Somali net , December 26 , 2006
Islamic courts retreat in Somalia
CNN , December 26 , 2006
Ethiopia action in Somalia backed by AU
BBC , December 26 ,2006
( MiG 29k , picture taken from migavia)

Monday, December 25, 2006

MiG -29 , Picture taken from MiGavia.

Wake up Somali people
By Hellen Kassu Mitto

Bad image of the War between Somalia Union of Islamic Courts , SUIC, militia and pro-Transitional Somali Federal Government , TSFG , forces has started. Few countries are trying to play life and death game on Somalis land as " rental space" on the expense of Somali citizens life . Somalis has the right to kick out all forces , not only Ethiopian army but also Eritrean army and others instead of watching this war as a landlord who granted his own private property for long term lease .

Wake up Somali people !! Ethiopia and Eritrea has their own an unfinished business on their common borders . The border dispute is still fresh . As you know , because of the UN peace keepers who able to monitor their military build up movement they couldn't get an opportunity to replay their war game for the second time . Further more , leaders of both countries has big internal unsolved problems . That's why they are using your land as a rental open space .

Wake up Somali people !! Dialogue is a choice less way for peace for all parties who are involving in this fighting .Peace is better than war .
Click here to see dead body of one of an Islamic courts fighter.
2nd picture

Friday, December 22, 2006

" In theory , "Freedom of Expression" does exist on paper in North-Easter African state of Ethiopia. How ever, it does not exist in practice. The term does not meet that act. In the past 13 years, 13 journalists were killed, 85 imprisoned and suffered brutal physical beatings. 93 journalists have had enough of the imprisonment and brutal torture and fled the country to live in exile in all parts of the World....." ( Girma Endrias , a journalist working for one of the Norwegian newspaper in Oslo , and member of Ethiopian Free Press Journalists Association)

Announcemen for public teleconference from EFJA
On December 24 , 2006 (Sunday) , Ethiopian Free Press Journalists (EFJA) will hold open teleconference. EFJA president , Ato Kifle Mulat and other exiled journalists are going to make statement on behalf of Ethiopian Free Press Journalists. This teleconference will be the first public meeting after 20 months.
To participate on the teleconference you should get teleconference number and code from web site.

Ethiopian Free Press Journalists released the 2007 calendar.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

In recent interview , Meles , a former Marxist guerrilla who shed his fatigues for tailored suites when he took power in a 1991 coup , ........
Washington Post , December 20 , 2006
Meles Zenawi the African Saddam Hussein
The Conservative Voice , December 20 , 2006
Massive Layoffs at Foreign Ministry
Prof.Ephrem Issac as Zenawi's Envoy ?
(Indian Ocean Newsletter)

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Ethiopian's No. One Enemy Is Meles Zenawi
Ethiomedia , December 4 , 2006