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Google Vs China – lessons for Ethiopia

By Yilma Bekele — Google is at war with the Peoples Republic of China. Google is a worthy adversary. If I was a betting person I will put all my…

Jailed but not forgotten

Jailed but not forgotten

Birtukan Mideksa, Ethiopia’s most famous prisonerLife sentence for Unity for Democracy and Justice leader casts shadow over May elections Xan Rice in Addis Ababa guardian.co.uk, Saturday 9 January 2010 —…

DC Community Pays Tribute to Birtukan Mideksa

DC Community Pays Tribute to Birtukan Mideksa

Andenet DC Metro Press Release, 29 December 2009 — A capacity crowd at Washington DC Marriott Hotel paid special tribute to Birtukan Mideksa, leader of UDJ and by far the…

Will the real Meles stand up?

Will the real Meles stand up?

By Yilma Bekele — I don’t know if you are familiar with it but there used to be an American television show called ‘what is my line?’ It was a…

Hailu Shawel: The ultimate betrayal

Hailu Shawel: The ultimate betrayal

By Yilma Bekele, 4 November 2009 –‘Land to the Tiller’ was the cry in the late ’60s. ‘Land to the tiller’ is still the cry of the vast majority of…

Swine flu, Woyane flu, pick your virus

By Yilma Bekele — The talk is all about swine flu. Center for disease control is stressing about the shortage of vaccine. Some are not convinced about the effectiveness of…

Come on board, Meles is driving the bus!

Yilma Bekele — You know you are going to have the ride of your life. Wear your helmet, Strap on your seat belt, make sure your insurance is current and…

Seize the time – Challenge the dictator

By yilma bekele, 06 Oct. 2009–The Ethiopian Prime Mister has been a very visible figure lately. If there is such thing as frequent flyer marketing by Ethiopian Airlines Ato Meles…

Why do you do this to us Ato Meles?

Why do you do this to us Ato Meles?

By Yilma Bekele (26 September ’09) In the good old days it used to be the tradition of dictators to sit at home and never show their face in the…

Ethiopian War Heroes honored in Washington DC,

Ethiopian War Heroes honored in Washington DC,

Washington D.C.- Sept 14, 2009— Several hundred Ethiopians over packed the hall of Trinity Church located at 6000 Georgia Ave, NW, Washington, DC. They were anxiously awaiting the arrival of…