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Friday, 29 November 2013

Death and rape rife in Saudi Arabia as xenophobia against Ethiopians turns bloodier

22-year-old Ethiopian domestic worker was crushed to death by Saudi police bus

November 29, 2013
The Horn Times Newsletter- November 29, 2013
by Getahune Bekele-South Africa

“Take the money and even my luggage but please don’t rape me and I implore you, don’t take my life…” an Ethiopian woman’s impassioned plea to a Saudi Arabian religious police commander at Amira Nura university near the capital Riyadh- Saudi Arabia.
Approximately 1400 years later, while the sepulchers of prophet Mohammad’s relatives who were the first refugees in the Christian kingdom of Ethiopia still standing near the northern Ethiopian town of Wukro as historic piece of evidence to the two nation’s centuries old close ties, no one expected the mass murder of the children of Bilal by Saudi citizens in Saudi Arabia.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Saudi Arabia is buying Western Medias

Ethiopians deported to Yemen secretly by the Saudi government.November 27, 2013

by Tedla Asfaw
I followed roundtable discussion among Adissu, Tizita and Henok regarding the Saudi humanitarian crisis Ethiopians facedonVOA’s this past Sunday program.The Western Media’s absence is not because of lack of the organizers reach to them. It is because of the “Saudi Arabia factor “.

The American medias downplayed the 9/11 Terrorist attack Saudi’s origin knowing that 18 out of 19 were Saudis citizens. This is because of the Saudi Arabia Huge Money in companies owning the major medias.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

EU Member of Parliament Ana Gomes in Addis Ababa

Ana Gomes, known for publicly criticising Ethiopia following the 2005 government crackdown

Serious talk! EU Member of Parliament Ana Gomes, known for publicly criticising
 Ethiopia following the 2005 government crackdown, which
claimed over 200 lives, in a seemingly serious discussion during
lunch break with Ethiopian MP and Speaker of the House
Abadulla Gemeda in Addis Ababa, November 25, 2013.

November 26, 2013

The 26th European Union (EU) and African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) opened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Monday morning.
The assembly is expected to debate several issues, ranging from use of natural resources to fiscal reform and redistribution of wealth and decentralised cooperation.
The gathering is also expected to discuss respect for the rule of law and the role of an impartial and independent judiciary and South-South and triangular cooperation.

Monday, 25 November 2013

The truth is the best propaganda: Ethiopian Embassy and Mouthpiece Teshaye Debalkew’s Photoshop Fails November 2

The regime in Addis Ababa and its diplomatic missions around the globe
3, 2013

by Kassahubn Addis
The regime in Addis Ababa and its diplomatic missions around the globe spend more time bedeviling members of the Diaspora opposed to the lack of democracy in Ethiopia. While they should be working to promote the interest and safety of citizens abroad, they spend resources spying on individuals, dividing communities and fundraising. This is on top of unofficial import export business most embassy officials are engaged in.
This short piece is to put further light on how low these embassies go to achieve their goals.   A picture caption of a story published on Tigraionline.com by the Public Relation head, Tsehaye Debalkew, of the  Ethiopian Embassy ask “What evidence do you want more than a picture?” (See http://tigraionline.com/articles/extimist-diaspora-in-dc.html )

From the Ethiopian Fire Into the Saudi Arabian Frying Pan

Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia: Two sides of the same coin November 24, 2013

Over the past decade, hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians have voted with their feet to escape one of the most ruthless and brutal dictatorships in Africa. According to Ethiopia’s “Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs”, approximately  200,000 women sought employment abroad in 2012, the vast majority of them in the Middle East.  Many of these workers believed they were jumping out of the fire of dictatorship in Ethiopia, but found  themselves smack in the  middle of the Saudi Arabian frying pan.